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• Through April 29: Mindbender Mansion, Imagination Station Toledo, corner of Summit and Adams streets, downtown Toledo. Adults and children alike will enjoy challenging their minds as they try to master 40 brainteasers and five group activities in this fun and unusual exhibit. 419-244-2674 or www.imaginationstationtoledo.org.

• Through Aug. 14: The Wildlife Art of Bob Hines, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Ohio native Robert Hines (1912-1994) holds the distinction of being the only U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee hired as a full-time artist. His official title was “National Wildlife Artist.” Despite almost no formal training, his artistic talent was recognized worldwide. Hines also was key in developing the federal Duck Stamp program and had one of his works accepted. This exclusive exhibit showcases his life and his work on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Tues-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. www.rbhayes.org.

• Saturdays and Sundays April 28-Sept. 23: Live Harness Racing Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. 419-476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.

• At the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. 419-255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.

April 13-Sept. 2:  For the Birds, Gallery 18. An exhibition inspired by the “Biggest Week in American Birding” festival being held May 4-13 in Ottawa County during the spring migration of warblers and other migratory species. The exhibit celebrates the rich diversity of avian art in the TMA permanent collection, delighting both art- and nature-lovers alike.

April 20-July 24: Student Curators Present: African Art, Hitchcock Gallery. Art history students at the University of Toledo select and curate this exhibition featuring African art in a variety of media from the TMA collection.

April 20-Aug. 5: Refraction/Reflection, Works on Paper Galleries. This exhibition of 125 photographs from the TMA collection focuses on themes of light, shadow, and reflection. Photographic images from the beginnings of the medium in the 19th century through contemporary times will be displayed.


April
April 3: Ask a Patent/Copyright/Trademark Attorney Series, Toledo-Lucas Co. Public Library, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, 7-8:30 p.m. 419-259-5209.

April 3: Puddle Jumpers: April Showers, White Star Park Sycamore Shelter, 925 S. Main Street, Gibsonburg, 10 a.m. Free. Ages 5 and under with adult companion will have fun learning about April showers, and make a rain stick to take home. Dress to be outdoors. Registration required by calling 1-888-200-5577. Info: www.lovemyparks.com.

April 4: Detroit Tigers vs. Toledo Mud Hens, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington Ave., Toledo, noon. A kickoff to the Mud Hens’ 2012 season. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.

April 4: Birding Basics (class one of two), Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 7-9 p.m.

Free. Learn basic bird identification and calls. Pre-register by calling 419-898-0960 or visit friendsofmageemarsh.org.

April 5: Authors! Authors! Series: Judy Collins, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7 p.m. Best known as a Grammy nominated folksinger, Collins has also authored several books, including the inspirational memoir “Sanity & Grace” on the death of her only son and the healing process that followed. www.toledolibrary.org.

April 5: Sugarland in concert, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.

April 6: Silver Screen Classics: “The Birds,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Toledo’s new “old fashioned” night out. 419-2422787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.

April 6-8: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Indianapolis Indians, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.

April 6: Animal Egg Hunt, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.

April 7: Easter Egg Roll, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove Fremont, 2-3:30 p.m. Admission is three hard-boiled, colored eggs. Children ages 3-10 are invited to relive a White House tradition started in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes. Prizes awarded in four age groups. Bring a decorated egg to enter in the optional egg-decorating contest – the more Victorian the design, the better. Free balloons, admission passes, and visits with the Easter Bunny. Info: 419-332-2081 www.rbhayes.org.

April 7, 14 & 15: Easter Bunny Breakfast/Lunch & Hayride, Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa. Have Breakfast/Lunch with the Easter Bunny, then take a hayride to the Egg Patch to collect eggs for candy prizes. Then head back to the farm to hold and feed the animals, get a pony ride, ride the barrel train and go through an indoor straw maze. Reservations required. 419-461-1298 or www.countrylanetreefarm.com.

April 7: Bald Eagle Day, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 12-4 p.m. Free. Back to the Wild Rehabilitation Center will be on hand with a live eagle. Also visit area nests. 419-898-0960 or friendsofmageemarsh.org.

April 7 and 19: Bald Eagle Tours, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. Free. Join refuge staff and volunteers for an informal bus tour of the refuge. Space is limited; registration required by calling 419-898-0014 or online at fws.gov/midwest/ottawa.

April 9-12: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Louisville Bats, Fifth Third Bank, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.

April 11: Wear Blue to Work Day sponsored by Sandusky County Children Services in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Info: Judi Simon at 419-334-8708.

April 11: Birding Basics (class two of two), Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 7-9 p.m. Free. Learn basic bird identification and calls. Pre-register at 419-898-0960 or friendsofmageemarsh.org.

April 12: Red Green’s Wit & Wisdom Tour, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 8 p.m. www.stranahantheater.org.

April 12: The Temptations & The Four Tops, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Experience both of these legendary groups as they perform some of their biggest hits. www.stranahantheater.org.

April 13-15: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Owens Community College Center for Fine & Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg. A hilarious tale that chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling bee championship of a lifetime. 557-661-7000 or www.owens.edu/arts.

April 13-15: Weak Signals Radio Control Exposition, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. and Sat and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. The world’s largest exposition dedicated to radio-controlled model aircraft, boats, and cars. Approximately 250 different exhibitors representing every major remote control product. 419-255-3300 or www.toledoshow.com.

April 13: Square Dance, Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, 1375 N SR 590, Gibsonburg, 8 p.m.-midnight. Tickets $13 by advance sale only. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For tickets or info, call 419-665-2577 or visit http://olezims.com/Index.html.

April 13: Silver Screen Classics: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Toledo’s new “old fashioned” night out. 419-242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.

April 13-27: “Bordertown Café,” Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo. Set in a Canadian café, 17 year-old Jimmy and his family carry on a loud and hilarious commentary on our cultural differences as Jimmy and his mother navigate the waters of teen/parent relations. Wise words from Grandpa and wisecracks from Grandma help Jimmy make the toughest decision he has faced in his short life. 419-243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.

April 13: Glass City Singles Dance, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland, 8 p.m.-midnight. Friday the 13th and Easter Celebration. 734-856-8963 or www.toledosingles.com.

April 14-15: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson & North St. Fremont. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. More than 200 vendors. Concessions available. Free admission and parking. Info: 419-332-5604 or www.sanduskycountyfair.com.

April 14: Season Opener at Fremont Speedway Pepsi Event, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of North Street and Rawson Avenue, Fremont, 7 p.m. Don’t miss the 410s, 305s and trucks as they zoom around the dirt track. www.fremontohspeedway.com.

April 14: Spring Beach Clean Up, Magee Marsh Wildlife Beach, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 10 a.m. Free. Give something back to the area by lending a hand. Lunch provided by Friends of Magee Marsh. 419-898-0960 or friendsofmageemarsh.org.

April 14: Hike the Dikes: Early Migrants, Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 1 p.m. Free. A cooperative program with Magee Marsh, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, and Black Swamp Bird Observatory. Explore a new topic each month and see areas that are normally closed to the public. Attend three walks and earn a nice hickory walking stick. 419-898-0960 friendsofmageemarsh.org.

April 14: Trace Adkins, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 8 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.

April 14-15: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Three buildings full of vendors. 419-334-4877 or sanduskycountyfair.com.

April 15: Terra’s Music on Sunday, Terra’s Recital Hall, 2830 Napoleon Road Fremont, 4 p.m., free. Featuring the Terra Jazz Combo and Contemporary Music Ensemble. Info: 419 559-2233 or visit www.sanduskycounty.org

April 15: RootsMagic Workshop, Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 1-4 p.m. Free. RootsMagic author Bruce Buzbee will explain tips and tricks for using one of the most popular pieces of software for genealogists. Pre-registration is requested. Info: 1-800-998-PRES or visit www.rbhayes.org.

April 15: Best of Sandusky County Pizza Challenge, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, Corner of North Street and Rawson Ave, Fremont, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets $7 presale and $9 at the door. Help raise dough for scholarships for Sandusky Co. students. Info: 419-332-1591 or www.scchamber.org.

April 16: Yo-Yo Quilting, White Star Park Log Cabin, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg, 2-4 p.m. Free. No registration required. Bring red, green or brown colored fabric scraps, matching thread and scissors to help make an apple-themed fundraising quilt. No previous quilting experience needed. Info: 419-334-4495 or www.lovemyparks.com.

April 18: Meet Me at the Cabin: Spring Wildflowers, White Star Park Log Cabin, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg, 4:30 p.m. Free. Learn about the abundance of spring wildflowers and venture out into the park to find some. Dress for the weather. Register by calling 1-888-200-5577 or visit www.lovemyparks.com.

April 19: Straight No Chaser in concert, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.

April 20: Spring Gallery Loop, downtown Toledo, 6-11 p.m. More than 20 local venues and more than 100 artists are typically represented in the event, which hosts an average of 1,500 visitors each spring. 419-254-ARTS or www.acgt.org.

April 20: Silver Screen Classics: “It Happened One Night,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. 419-242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.

April 21: Party for the Planet, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day with the zoo by bringing in recyclables and taking part in cool earth-friendly activities, watch animal feeding demonstrations and meet some of the zoo’s keepers. 419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.

April 21 & 28: Morning Bird Walk, Magee Marsh ¬– Boardwalk West End, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 8:30 a.m. Free. Join the naturalist to see what migrants are at Magee Marsh today. 419-898-0960 or friendsofmageemarsh.org.

April 21: Fremont Pigeon Club, Pigeon and Small Animal Swap Meet, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson & North St., Fremont, 8 a.m. Free. Info: Larry Gardner at 419-483-3484 or visit www.sanduskycounty.org.

April 21: JRC Transportation – Ohio Race, Fremont Speedway, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson and North, Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; racing begins at 7 p.m. Info: 419-333-0478 or www.fremontohspeedway.com.

April 21: The Rainbow Fish (Arts Power), Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 2-4 p.m. 419-242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.

April 21: Toledo Symphony: Papa Doo Run Run, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 8 p.m. The musicians of Papa Doo Run Run get rave reviews for their covers of The Beach Boys. 419-381-8851 or www.toledosymphony.com.

April 21-23: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.

April 22: Auto Racing Practice Day, ARCA/Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo, 12-5 p.m. 419-727-1100 or www.toledospeedway.com.

April 24-30: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Gwinnett Braves, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.

April 24 and 26: Garlic Mustard Pull, Magee Marsh – Boardwalk West End, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 1-4 p.m.

Free. Help pull this invasive weed. 419-898-0960 or friendsofmageemarsh.org.

April 26: Raised Vegetable Bed Workshop, Schedel Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore, 6:30 p.m., $10. Reservations required. Led by George Coker, who will give tips and ideas on how to grow great-tasting vegetables. In addition to the Schedel plant sale, Ottawa County SWCD will also have compost bins for sale. Call 419-862-3182 or visit: www.Schedel-gardens.org.

April 27: Sesame Street Live, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. www.toledo-seagate.com.

April 27: New Edition in concert, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 8 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.

April 27: Vineyard Adventure: Sake & Sushi, Toledo Zoo Nairobi Pavilion, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 7-9 p.m. A delectable mix of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and socializing. 419-385-5721, ext. 6001 or www.toledozoo.org.

April 27: Glass City Singles Dance, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland, 8 p.m.-midnight. Chubby Checker Twist Celebration. 734-856-8963 or www.toledosingles.com.

April 28: Louie the Elephant’s 9th Birthday Celebration, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.

April 28-29: Auto Racing, ARCA/Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo. Twin 100s: ARCA CRA Super Series & ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Practice. Call for times. 419-727-1100 or www.toledospeedway.com.

April 28: Tracing Your House’s History, Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hayes Center Head Librarian Becky Hill will explain how to use printed and online sources to track down the owners and history of a property through various sources. Pre-register by calling 419-332-2081 or visit www.rbhayes.org.

April 28: Stargazing, Wolf Creek Park Campground, 2701 S. SR 53, Fremont, free. All ages welcome to view the night sky with telescopes set up by Sandusky Valley Amateur Astronomers. Bring your own binoculars, telescopes and questions about astronomy. Drive to the end of the campground road, located at the southern entrance to the park. Free. Info: 419-334-4495 or www.lovemyparks.com.

April 28: Glass City Rollers vs. Midwest Derby Girl, SeaGate Convention Centre, 400 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 5 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.

April 28: Baumann Race, Fremont Speedway, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson and North, Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m. race begins at 7 p.m. 419-333-0478 or visit: www.fremontohspeedway.com.

April 29: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Gwinnett Braves, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.

April 29: Owens Community College Band Concert, Owens Fine & Performing Arts Center Theatre, 2:30 p.m. Featuring patriotic music, marches, Broadway show tunes and more. Featured artist, folk singer Eddie Boggs will perform his hit CD “Our American Soldiers” Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up” with the Owens Band. Silver Star Recipient Earl Geoffrion, 94, of Oregon, will be honored. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

April 30: Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg, 7:30 p.m. Experiencing food and sharing culture is the name of the game for Andrew Zimmern, the host and creator of Travel Channel’s hit series “Bizarre Foods.” Lucky audience members may even get the chance to sample a few edible items for their own “bizarre foods” experience. www.owens.edu/arts.

April 30: Salamander Search, White Star Trail by the Tracks, 4899 CR 65, Gibsonburg, 4:30 p.m. All ages welcome; meet at the parking lot. Dress for the weather – boots are suggested. Registration required by calling 1-888-200-5577. Info: www.lovemyparks.com.

April 30: Yo-Yo Quilting, Park District Office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, 4:30-6:30 p.m. No registration required. Bring red, green or brown colored fabric scraps, matching thread and scissors to help make an apple-themed fundraising quilt. No previous quilting experience needed. 419-334-4495 or www.lovemyparks.com.

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