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Plane Fun 2009 flies into Metcalf Field June 20-21
The event will feature aircraft displays, rides, kids’ activities and more.
• Air Force C-130 on display
Free aircraft rides for kids ages 8-17 will be offered through the national EAA’s Young Eagles Program. Food will also be available both days from Café 582.
Admission is $5, with kids 7 and younger admitted free. For more information, visit www. EAA582.org or call Dave Horvath at 419-476-7908.
The highlight of the weekend is the Power of Yesteryear Antique Farm and Tractor Show. Get a close-up view of restored and non-restored tractors, farm machinery, gas engines and toys. A kiddie tractor pull will be held Sunday at 2 p.m.
Other highlights include:
For more information, call 419-352-0967 or visit www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Hot dogs, brats, root beer floats and pop will be available. Listeners should bring their own lawn chairs.
Other scheduled performances include:
In case of rain, all of the concerts will be moved to the administration building, except for the June 19 and 26 and Aug. 14 dates. Those concerts will be canceled.
The seven-day, 300-plus mile cycling tour of Ohio will run June 20-27 in Northwest Ohio, and will include overnight camping in Norwalk, Elmore, Bowling Green, Defiance and Fostoria.
GOBA participants represent many states, as well as foreign countries including Canada, Japan and China. Cyclists will head from Norwalk to Elmore on Sunday, visiting the Bellevue Railroad Museum and touring the Hayes Home & Presidential Center along the way. They’ll glide along the North Coast Inland Trail, stopping to pitch their tents at Woodmore High School. During a layover day in Elmore, they’ll have the option to bike to Port Clinton or linger in Elmore to visit the Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, antique shops, the Elmore Train Depot and log house, and other sites. On Tuesday, they’ll meander with the Portage River into Pemberville, then to Perrysburg and on to Bowling Green.
See the entire route or get more information at www.goba.com.
Military re-enactors will portray soldiers from different time periods including Romans, Vikings the American Revolution, Woodland Indians, The U.S. Civil War, cowboys, troops from both World Wars and Vietnam. Each time period will set up period camps and give weapons demonstrations throughout the weekend. A millennium of historic fashion show will be presented on both Saturday and Sunday
Take a break from touring the camps and see what the vendors have for sale in “Sutler’s Row.” Living historians, craftsmen and artisans will demonstrate their skills and trades for the public. Historic vendors such as Smoke and Fire from Waterville, along with period merchants from throughout the eastern United States will offer a wide selection of goods.
Listen to the music of long ago under the entertainment tent. The ever-popular Father, Son and Friends return this year to entertain with traditional Irish and Scottish music. Other performers will portray famous characters in history, perform historic magic and provide entertainment from the 18th and 19th centuries. Stop by the U.S.O. tent and get a spam sandwich or a delicious ice cream sundae.
Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Ohio Historical Society members will be admitted for $1. Children 5 and under are free. Call 800-283-8916 or visit www.fortmeigs.org for more information.
The event, sponsored by the Ottawa County Senior Activities Committee and Riverview, will offer an evening of fun, games, prizes and an opportunity to meet and mingle with other area singles.
Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Reservations are preferred but not required. For reservations or further information, call Juanita Mills-Persely at 419-341-1080 or Kimberly Geldien at 419-898-2851.
There will be something for everyone at this event geared for the entire family, including lots of cars, motorcycles, food, children’s activities and more.
Registration for the show will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 75 entries.
A cruise will be provided for those interested. Early registration is $6. Registration is $8 the day of the show.
For more information visit www.mainstreetlife.org or call 419-666-3020.
The event will include a 5K and 1-Mile Family Walk/Run. The entry fee is $15 per person. There is a $10 per person group rate for five or more entrants, and a $5 fee for dogs on the one-mile walk/run. Dogs must be on a leash.
Pre-register by sending information and fee to the Firefighters Association Run, 2100 Tracy Rd., Northwood, OH 43619.
Race-day registration will be held from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. The first 200 entrants are guaranteed T-shirts.
C.H.A.M.P.S., which will run June 23-25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at YMCA & JCC of Greater Toledo, 6465 Sylvania Ave.
The camp will help explain cancer to children, help them deal with their feelings and will explain the side effects of cancer treatment among other critical topics.
C.H.A.M.P.S. is offered free to kids throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan who are going through this experience.
Registration is limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For booking information, call Bonnie Gratop at 419-824-1004.
Will and Diane Cheek, of Cheek’s Candles, are heading the event committee. The event will feature a craft show with 30 to 50 vendors. There will also be a car show featuring the Northwest Ohio Jeep Club, which is well known for their wide range of Jeep vehicles from modern modified versions to the original classic versions.
As an added attraction, nitro fuel dragster champion and East Toledo-born Dyno Dave Heitzman will be on hand with a variety of his vehicles on display.
The program will be free and open to the public. River East Associates will be providing security and portable restroom facilities, as well as raffles throughout the day.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, call Will Cheek at 419-460-2060 or Dan Steingraber at 419-693-0840.
From blue to green
It takes about 500 pairs of jeans to recycle enough denim to insulate one average-sized house in the U.S. The collection is part of a “Cotton. From Blue to Green” effort. Learn more about the program, being conducted through the National Geographic Society, at kids.nationalgeographic.com.
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