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Phantom Fireworks of Curtice will present the 7th Annual Spark-N-Shine Car Show Saturday, June 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Maumee Bay State Park, Oregon.

Car show entry registration is $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show, beginning at noon. Advance registration is available at Phantom Fireworks, 10224 Jerusalem Rd., Curtice. The first 100 registrants will receive an event t-shirt, a goodie bag and a dash plaque. A trophy will be awarded to the “Best in Show.” Proceeds from the car show will benefit the Jerusalem Township Fire Department and the Jerusalem Township Food Pantry.

In addition to the car show, there will be food, family activities and demonstrations presented by the Jerusalem Township Fire Department.

A giant fireworks display will cap off the evening at 10 p.m.  

For more information about the event, call 419-836-4145 or visit

Remembering Johnny Knorr
A “Remembering Johnny Knorr” concert will be held June 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, corner of Sylvania and Talmadge, Toledo.

Admission is free.
The Johnny Knorr Orchestra will perform June 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania. The concert will feature Swing, Latin, Foxtrot and Waltz selections. Admission is $10.

On June 30, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. the orchestra will perform “A Tribute to the Armed Forces,” also at Centennial Terrace. Admission is $10, however all veterans will receive half-price admission. A free dance lesson will be presented at 7 p.m. by Paulette’s Studio of Dance.

Wood Co. Heritage Days
Enjoy a weekend of hands-on history, live music and an old-fashioned hog roast and barn dance during the 28th annual Wood County Heritage Days June 9 and 10 at the Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, visitors can watch demonstrations; make soap, rope and butter and participate in various historic games. Farm themed- activities include the Power of Yesteryear antique and tractor show, farm animals, live music and more.

On Saturday, a hog roast will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $12 for adults and $6 for children are limited and may be purchased by calling 419-352-0967. The barn dance will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. in the Historical Society Pole Barn. Tickets are $10 for adults, $18 per couple and free for ages 12 and younger. Combo packages are available for the hog roast and barn dance at a cost of $20 per adult or $40 per couple.

On Sunday, enjoy a chicken or pork barbecue from 11 a.m. until sold out. The annual Spirit of Wood County Awards will be presented at 2 p.m.

For a complete list of weekend activities, visit or call the museum at 419-352-0967. 

Curtice Kidz Day
Curtice Kidz Day – an annual celebration of kids and family –will be held Sunday, June 10.

An opening ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. In addition to a parade, which will step off at 1 p.m., the event will include an antique tractor exhibit, a garden tractor pull, a bake sale, games and food, including barbecue ribs and pulled pork.

Curtice Kidz Day is presented by the Curtice Community Club.

Rock out for a cause
The Maxx Band and Phil Barone as Jim Morrison will rock the stage in “A Tribute to Jim Morrison” June 9 at 8 p.m. at the Valentine Theatre, 400 Superior St., Toledo.

The group, which has been jamming together for 25 years on Put-in-Bay, has opened for Jefferson Starship, Thin Lizzy and Foghat. Band member George Leist was a member of the Le Blanc and Carr Band, which opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd. Adding to the mix is Joel Hazzard on bass, who previously played with renowned jazz singer Jon Hendricks, who is known as “The Father of Vocalese.” Rosie’s Grille star Phil Barone rounds things out as Jim Morrison.

Proceeds from the concert benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo, which has served Toledo since 1892. The organization has four central city club locations, plus a summer resident camp in southern Michigan. The local clubs served more than 7,000 children in 2011.

BGCT has established key collaborations with local partners including Toledo Public Schools, YMCA, Toledo Zoo, Art Museum, University of Toledo, Metroparks, Imagination Station, Humane Society, and Promedica.

Reserved seating tickets are $25 and $45, which includes snacks. VIP tickets, which are $75 and $85, include drinks and light appetizers. Tickets are available by calling 419-242-2787 or they can be purchased at Rosie’s Italian Grille, The Valentine Theatre box office or at

Photo entries sought
Entries are being sought for the Toledo Lighthouse Waterfront Festival, which will be held July 7 and 8 at Maumee Bay State Park. For entry or other information, call Janet at 419-693-1877 or go to

Artists and craftspeople interested in participating in the festival may call Jean at 419-874-6704 for information.

Museums offer military discounts
The Toledo Museum of Art, the Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont and the Wood County Historical Museum have been designated 2012 Blue Star Museums and are offering special offers to military families in recognition of their service to the nation.

More than 1,500 museums across America are participating this year by offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families now through Labor Day.

Because TMA is open to the public free of charge year round, free parking and a 10 percent discount on purchases in the Museum Store also are being provided to those in active duty and their immediate families. To receive the benefit, military personnel must show appropriate identification.

A complete list of participating museums is available at

Ottawa Co. Relay for Life
Relay for Life of Ottawa County will be held from 6 p.m. June 8 to noon June 9 at Oak Harbor High School.

The fun, family-friendly event will include kids’ games, music, contests, food vendors, raffles, prizes, and a silent auction. There will also be a reception for all cancer survivors.

For more information, visit

An evening of wine & cigars
Chateau Tebeau Winery and Great Lakes Cigar Co. will present an evening of Wine & Cigars June 13 at 7 p.m. at Chateau Tebeau, 525 SR 635, Helena.

The wine and cigar pairing will include a bottle of wine and custom cigar, along with presentations by cigar expert Darrin Hildebrand and winemaker Bob Tebeau. Light menu options will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $25 plus tax. Call 419-680-0386 to reserve a spot.


On the Wild Side
The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with Winous Point Marsh Conservancy; ODNR Division of Wildlife, Ohio EPA and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are sponsoring a “Day on the Wild Side” day camp for sixth- through ninth-graders.

The camp will be held Thursday, July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Winous Point Hunt Club in Port Clinton.

Participants should bring waders or old tennis shoes, a change of clothes (just in case), binoculars or cameras and an appetite (lunch is included).

Sessions include archery, bird banding, fishing, water quality testing, geocaching, shooting and the history of the Winous Point Hunt Club – North America’s Oldest Hunt Club.

The cost to attend is $20. Participation is limited to 50 participants. For more information, call 419-898-1595.

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge invites children ages 6 through 10 to Swampers, a hands-on environmental education program series.

The programs encourage children to develop a connection with the natural world through outdoor activities and science-focused programs. Swampers will meet from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the first Saturday of each month for nature crafts, walks and fun.

Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Call 419-898-0014 to reserve a spot.

Program titles and dates are as follows:
June 2: Love Your Lake
July 7: Refuge Reptiles
Aug. 4: Wings and Things
Sept. 1: Lake Erie Aliens
Oct. 6: Erie Tree I.D.
Nov. 3: Wonderful Waterfowl
Dec. 1: Tracks, Scat and Furs

For more information, call 419-898-0014. The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is located at 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor.

Music in the Park
The Lake Township Music in the Park 2012 Summer Concert Series will kick off June 15 with music by “Just Us Two.”

The concert will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Friendship Park.

The featured performer for the June 22 concert will be Ottawa County Bluegrass. 

Most requested
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s Most Requested List includes:

• “Fifty Shades of Grey,” by E.L. James

• “11th Hour”, by James Patterson, author Maxine Paetro

• “Catching Fire,” by Suzanne Collins

• “The Hunger Games,” by Suzanne Collins

• “Mockingjay,” by Suzanne Collins

• “The Last Boyfriend,” by Nora Roberts

• “Fifty Shades Darker,” by E.L. James

• “Deadlocked,” by Charlaine Harris

• “I, Michael Bennett,” by James Patterson, author Michael Ledwidge

• “Wicked Business: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel,” by Janet Evanovich

Visit for more information.



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