Plane Fun 2009 flies into Metcalf Field June 20-21
It promises to be good Plane Fun June 20 and 21 at Toledo Metcalf Airport, located at 28329 Lemoyne Rd in Lake Township.
The event will feature aircraft displays, rides, kids’ activities and more.
• Yankee Air Museum’s B-17G Flying Fortress Yankee Lady bomber on display. EAA Chapter 582 is offering historic flight experiences in the beautifully restored plane.
• Air Force C-130 on display
• North American AT-6
• Navy N3N biplane, stuntplanes, kitplanes, experimental aircraft, antique aircraft
• Remote-controlled cars and planes, hot air balloons and helicopters
• Radial engine museum
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.
Wood County Heritage Days
Enjoy a weekend of interactive history at Wood County Heritage Days June 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. All events are free and open to the public.
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:
• “From Corn to Cornbread” and other farm demonstrations, featuring more than 30 farm-related booths and demonstrations of hands-on “life-on-the-farm” activities.
• Live music from Root Cellar String Band Saturday noon to 2 p.m.; the Bowling Green Area Community Band Saturday 3 to 4 p.m.; and a bluegrass quartet Sunday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Chicken or pork barbecue dinner by Harlan’s, June 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until sold out. Proceeds benefit historical center programs.
• Presentation of the Spirit of Wood County Awards by the board of county commissioners Sunday at 2 p.m.
For more information, call 419-352-0967 or visit www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Music in the Park
The Deutschmeister Band will be the featured performers for Lake Township’s Music in the Park June 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Friendship Park, located next to the township administration building off SR 795 and Cummings Road.
Hot dogs, brats, root beer floats and pop will be available. Listeners should bring their own lawn chairs.
Other scheduled performances include:
• June 26 - Genoa Legion Band
• July 10 _ Glass City Dixieland Band
• July 18 - Bridge County Bluegrass
• July 24 - Just Us Two-Dave Allen
• July 31 - Sneakers Band
• Aug. 7 - Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland
• Aug. 14 - Southern Raiders
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.
For more information call Parks Director Ron Hanely at 419-392-3235 or e-mail
A banner year for GOBA
The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure will be celebrating its 21st tour this June with 2,665 participants.
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.
Muster on the Maumee
Experience one of the nation’s largest and most diverse historical timeline events at the annual “Muster on the Maumee June 20-21 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort Meigs, located one mile west of Perrysburg on SR 65.
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.
Senior Singles invited to Meet & Mingle
Single adults age 50 years of age and older are invited to a “Singles Meet & Mingle” June 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose community room at Riverview Healthcare Campus, 8180 W. SR 163 in Oak Harbor.
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.
Classic Car & Motorcycle Show
Mainstreet Church will hold a Classic Car and Motorcycle Show June 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at 5465 Moline-Martin Rd., Walbridge.
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.
Firefighters Memorial Run set
The 2nd Annual Firefighters Memorial Fun Run to benefit the Firefighters Memorial Fund will be held June 27 beginning at Northwood Fire Station #1, 2100 Tracy Rd., Northwood.
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.
An open house will follow at Station #1.
All proceeds will benefit the Firefighter Memorial Fund. For more information or to download a registration form, visit www.northwoodfire.com.
C.H.A.M.P.S. for kids
ProMedica Cancer Institute is offering the C.H.A.M.P.S. program for kids ages 6 and up who have had a parent, sibling, or close relative diagnosed with cancer.
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.
East Toledo Days plans under way
Plans are under way for East Toledo Days, which will be held July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Toledo Food Center parking lot.
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
Bring your old denim jeans to be recycled into UltraTouch insulation for disaster victims June 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 315 N. Teachout Rd., between SR 2 and Corduroy Rd. The first 100 people to donate will receive a cookie.
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.