Birmingham, German American festivals highlight Aug. calendar
•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. 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. 1-800-998-PRES, www.rbhayes.org.
• Through Aug. 26: “Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Russian-born Jules Olitski (1922–2007) first gained international acclaim as a Color Field painter, one of a group of highly regarded artists employing intense color in abstract form as the carrier of emotional meaning. 419-255-8000, www.toledomuseum.org.
• Through-Sept. 2: “For the Birds,” Toledo Museum of Art, Gallery 18, 2445 Monroe St. An exhibit celebrating the rich diversity of avian art in the TMA permanent collection, delighting both art- and nature-lovers alike. 419-255-8000, www.toledomuseum.org.
• Through Sept. 9: “Color Ignited,” Wolfe Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. An exhibition showcasing studio glass created during the past half-century, spotlighting pivotal work by Toledo Workshop participants as well as by major artists working in the medium since then. 419-255-8000, www.toledomuseum.org.
• Through Sept. 16 – “The Gilded Age of Haviland China” exhibit, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. American ingenuity challenged the European bastions of fine china production during the 19th Century as evidenced by this exhibit of some of Haviland's earliest pieces (1850-1890). 800-998-PRES, www.rbhayes.org.
• 2012 Sculpture in the Village, Williams Park, Gibsonburg. The sculptures in the park represent many of the most prominent sculptors from Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont and will be on display for one year for all to enjoy. Admission is free, but the experience is priceless.
• Hike the Dikes, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, Aug. 11, Sept. 15 and Oct. 13. Meet at the Migratory Bird Center at 9 a.m. for the approximately 90-minute walks. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
• Jazz in the Garden, Thursday evenings through Sept. 6, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring chairs or blankets, cocktails, food and enjoy some cool jazz during the hot summer nights. www.toledo-garden.org.
• Pemberville Cruisin’ Nights, First Thursday of August and September, downtown Pemberville.
• Woodville Mall Cruise-In Gang, every Monday through Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. in front of The Andersons, Woodville Road, Northwood. Info: Cruisin' Zeake at 419-509-5066 or www.cruisinzeake.com.
• Cous Cruz-In, first and third Tuesdays through Oct. 2, 6 to 8 p.m., Cousino’s Steak House, 1824 Woodville Rd., Oregon. www.curisinzeake.com.
• Genoa Super Cruise-Ins, last Tuesday of the month through Aug. 28, 6-8 p.m., Main Street, downtown Genoa. www.cruisinzeake.com.
• Saturdays and Sundays through-Sept. 23: Live Harness Racing Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. 419-476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.
Aug. 4-6: 29th Annual Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Doll lovers and collectors will enjoy browsing in Founder’s Hall as exhibitors share their antique dolls, original dolls, teddy bears, and modern collectibles as well as accessories, supplies, artist reproductions, clothing, doll furniture, books and patterns. A special guest artist will join us at the Village for the weekend to sign dolls and talk with collectors. 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Aug. 5: Arts in the Garden, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Art for sale, live entertainment, arts & crafts for all ages. Free and open to the public. www.toledogarden.org.
Aug. 5: Music Under the Stars, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Featuring the Toledo Symphony Concert Band. www.toledosymphony.com.
Aug. 6-12: Jamie Farr Toledo Classic presented by Kroger, Owens Corning and O-I, Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania. www.jamiefarrtoledoclassic.com.
Aug. 7: Chicago in concert, 8-11 p.m., Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania. www.ticketmaster.com.
Aug. 8: Corsage & Boutonniere Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19225 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore. $12/person. Learn how to assemble a corsage or boutonniere using simple flowers that can be found in the garden. Led by Certified Florist Ellen Saffran. Bring your own scissors and wire cutters. Gates will open at 5:30 and class begins at 6:30. Info: 419-862-3182 or visit www.schedel-gardens.org.
Aug. 9: Downtown Walking Tour, a free lunchtime tour presented by UT Urban Affairs Center, noon to 1 p.m. Extreme Makeover-The Casey Pomeroy House (Meet at 802 Huron St.). 419-530-3591. Free.
Aug. 9-12: 29th Northwest Ohio Rib-Off, Lucas Co. Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. Four days of the best national and local BBQ ribbers vying for your taste buds, national entertainment acts, amusement rides, vendors and more. www.dotoledo.org.
Aug. 9-13: “The Moving Wall,” half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will visit Depot Park in Elmore. www.themovingwall.org.
Aug. 9: Thursday Art Walk, presented by Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, artists, galleries, studios, businesses, and arts enthusiasts of the Arts Zone, Warehouse District, and Uptown Neighborhood, 6-9 p.m. 419-254-2788 or www.acgt.org.
Aug. 10-12: Ottawa County Fairgrounds Flea Market, Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor. Fri. 12-5 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. ottawacountyfair.org.
Aug. 10-11: Ohio’s South of the Border Festival, Perrysburg Heights Community Park, 12282 Jefferson St., Perrysburg. Food, dancing, rides, games, raffles and more to benefit Perrysburg Heights Community Center's free programming.419-450-3358.
Aug. 10-13: Toledo Mud Hens Baseball vs. Durham Bulls, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.
Aug. 11: Water Rocket Challenge, Imagination Station, One Discovery Way, Toledo, noon-5 p.m. This exciting science challenge gives kids of all ages the opportunity to design and build their own rocket. Supplies are provided –just bring the idea and the willingness to put it together. 419-244-2674 or www.imaginationstation.com.
Aug. 11: Auto Value Group, Wilhelms, JD Auto and Jakes Auto Center Race, Fremont Speedway, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson Ave & North Street. Gates open at 4 p.m., racing begins at 7 p.m. 419-333-0478 or visit: www.fremontohspeedway.com.
Aug. 11: Sanctus Real in concert, 7-11 p.m., Stroh Center, 1535 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. www.ticketmaster.com.
Aug. 11: Toledo Pride 2012, Levis Square, downtown Toledo, noon-7 p.m. Parade starts at noon. Community Connections will feature vendors and community organizations, live entertainment and Drag Extravaganza featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 contestant Mystique Summers along with local performers. Support Marriage Equality in Ohio will hold a commitment ceremony for 10 couples on the main stage. www.toledopride.com.
Aug. 12: Concert in the Park Series, “Fremont’s Got Talent,” Birchard Park, Birchard Avenue and Croghan Street, Fremont, 7 p.m. Free admission. The all-day event will be held at Birchard Park at the bandstand beginning at noon. Limited seating available. Free to bring your own. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be cancelled on the event. 419-334-5906 or visit: http://www.43420.org.
Aug. 12: AAA Classic Car & Truck Show, AAA Northwest Ohio, 7150 W. Central Ave., Toledo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cruisin’ Zeake and his Oldies Machine, Miniature Car Show, door prizes and more. 419-843-1287.
Aug. 12: Music Aug. 12: Music Under the Stars, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Featuring the Toledo Symphony Concert Band. www.toledosymphony.com.
Aug. 12: Naturally Speaking: “Ohio Clean Marinas and Clean Boaters” program, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 2 p.m.. Free. A presentation of helpful tips from the Ohio Clean Marinas and Clean Boaters programs and info on harmful algal blooms. 419-898-0014 or fws.gov/midwest/ottawa.
Aug. 13: Story & Stroll, White Star Park Log Cabin, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg, Free. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Open to ages 3-7. Meet under the maple tree in front of the cabins to read a story about the yucky part of nature and then explore the area for all the yucky things. Bring a pillow to sit on. Registration required. 419-334-4495 or www.sanduskycountyparks.com.
Aug. 14-16: Wheels of Thunder, Cedar Point, Sandusky. Cedar Point welcomes the drivers of Sandusky’s ThorSport Racing and the legendary Dale Earnhardt Jr. 419-627-2350.
Aug. 15-18: Pemberville Free Fair, downtown Pemberville. Entertainment, contests, arts & crafts, parade, exhibitions and more. www.pembervillefair.org.
Aug. 15: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:45 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn. www.rbhayes.org.
Aug. 15: Basic Bonsai Care Workshop, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Road, Elmore, 10 a.m., $12. Led by Schedel Director Rod Noble, the program will share the basics of bonsai history, tools to trim and prune, choosing the right container, potting, repotting and root pruning as well as the art of shaping. Reservations: 419-862-3182 or visit: www.schedel-gardens.org
Aug. 15-18: 28th Annual Pemberville Quilt Show, Pemberville Elementary School, 120 E. College Ave., Pemberville. Hours are Wed. 6-8 p.m., Thurs. & Fri. noon- 8 p.m. and Sat. 3-6 p.m. Entries accepted noon-7 p.m. Aug. 14. Judging Aug. 15 at 9 a.m.
Aug. 15-18: Rug Hooking Exhibit, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Rug hooking demonstrations, workshops and vendor booths. www.saudervillage.org.
Aug. 16: Downtown Walking Tour, a free lunchtime tour presented by UT Urban Affairs Center, noon to 1 p.m. Courthouse Square (At 700 Adams St.-Meet at McKinley Statue). 419-530-3591. Free.
Aug. 17-19: National Tractor-Pulling Championships, Wood Co. Fairgrounds, 13800 Poe Rd., Bowling Green. www.pulltown.com.
Aug. 17-19: Marblehead International Days, Marblehead. Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Entertainment, polka fest, Main Street bazaar, and the 56th Annual Halupki Festival Sunday.
Aug. 18: Maumee Summer Fair, Uptown Maumee, Conant St., Maumee. Parade, arts & crafts, entertainment, kids’ area, Bow Wow Bash and more. www.maumeeuptown.com.
Aug. 18: Fremont Farmer’s Market, Front Street, downtown Fremont, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Vendors will be selling fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams, grass seed, perennials, herbs, pet food items and more. Info: Angie Morelock at 419-332-8696 or email email@example.com or visit www.downtownfremontohio.org.
Aug. 18: Online Resources for Photo Management, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9-11:30 a.m. Head of Photographic Resources Gilbert Gonzalez leads this class. Cost $10/adult, $5/students through high school. 419-332-2081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rbhayes.org.
Aug. 18-19: 8th Annual Levis Commons Fine Art Fair, the Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg. More than 125 artists and artisans will take part in this juried fair that will feature jewelry, ceramics, painting, glass, photography, fiber and more. Free admission and parking. www.theguild.org.
Aug. 19: Vintage Base Ball, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 3 p.m. The Spiegel Grove Squires will take on the Wyandotte Stars. Free admission. Bring your own seating. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
Aug. 18-19: 38th Annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival, Consaul Street between Front and Milford in Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood. Take a trip to the Old Country and enjoy food, entertainment, crafts and more. www.birminghamethnicfestival.org.
Aug. 18: Lake Erie Waterfowlers Festival, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Duck calling, retriever trials, decoy contest, fishing pond and vendors. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
Aug. 19: U&I Bridal Show, Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, noon-4 p.m. www.unibridalproductions.com.
Aug. 21-26: Sandusky Co. Fair. Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. One of Ohio’s largest county fairs offers fun for the whole family, including displays of arts and crafts, food, amusement rides and more. 419-332-5604 or visit www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
Aug. 23: Downtown Walking Tour, a free lunchtime tour presented by UT Urban Affairs Center, noon to 1 p.m. Discover the Oliver House (27 Broadway St.-Meet at entrance to Maumee Bay Brewing parking lot). 419-530-3591. Free.
Aug. 24-26: German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Northwest Ohio’s oldest ethnic festival featuring non-stop music & entertainment. Shop at the Import Haus, dance or watch the stone-throwing contest. Enjoy traditional and modern German music, German-American foods and baked goods, continuous entertainment, a children’s Hummel look-alike contest, live glockenspiel, soccer games, free parking, children’s rides and more. www.gafsociety.org.
Aug. 24: Ohio State Tractor Pullers ASSC, Fremont Speedway, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson Ave. and North, Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; racing begins at 7 p.m. 419-333-0478 or www.fremontohspeedway.com. Aug. 25: Barbershop Sing, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring the Men of Independence, from Independence, O. www.saudervillage.org.
Aug. 25: Internet Genealogy II Class, Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn how to make the most of paid subscriptions to genealogical research websites like HeritageQuest. Cost $10/adult, $5/students through high school age. Pre-register. By calling 419-332-2081 or visit their website at www.rbhayes.org. Aug. 25-26: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Louisville Bats, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.
Aug. 25-26: “Life in Early Ohio,” Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, Watch “lost” historic skills including blacksmithing, coopering and tinsmithing are just a few historic skills. www.fortmeigs.org.
Aug. 28: Super Cruise-In, Main Street, downtown Genoa, 6-8 p.m. Proud owners of their new and restored cars, trucks and motorcycles line Main Street as “Cruisin’ Zeake” announces cars and plays `50s and `60s classic rock. Downtown merchants offer sidewalk sales, grilled foods and drinks. genoachamber.com.
Aug. 28-30: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Indianapolis Indians, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. www.mudhens.com.
Aug. 30: Downtown Walking Tour, a free lunchtime tour presented by UT Urban Affairs Center, noon to 1 p.m. UpTown (Meet at 14th St. and Madison Ave.). 419-530-3591. Free.
Aug. 31-Sept. 2: 8th Annual Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival, sponsored by the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus, 109 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. 419-341-4776.
Sept. 1: Disney’s Phineas and Ferb Live, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. www.ticketmaster.com.
Sept. 1-3: Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power, Inc. (S.C.R.A.P.) 23rd Antique Tractor & Engine Show, White Star Park, SR 300, a mile south of Gibsonburg. Displays of antique tractors, engines, cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm equipment, demonstrations, live entertainment, food, a large flea market and more. s-c-r-a-p-inc.org.
Sept. 1-3: 54th Annual Milan Melon Festival on the Village Square (SR 113), Milan. Sat 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Mon. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Rides, games, contests, antique car show, live musical entertainment, Sunday Grand Parade and lots of melon treats. 419-499-2498.
Sept. 1: Butterfly and Bug Festival, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Visit Nature’s Neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of fun dedicated to the creatures that creep and crawl and float and flutter. Also, live spider feeding, crafts and activities inspired by the zoo’s buggy buddies. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Sept. 1-3: Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, Milan, O. www.milanmelonfestival.org.
Sept. 2: Glacial Glimpses, Glacial Grooves, Kelleys Island. Discover one of Ohio’s greatest geological marvels. www.kelleysislandchamber.com.
Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Seniors are treated to free admission, great perks and activities every Tuesday during Senior Discovery Days and great discounts during the rest of the week. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.