Birders from near and far flocking to area for “Biggest Week”
Through May 11: “The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. Featuring 100 paintings, photos, drawings and sculptures of some of the most acclaimed European artists from the 17th to the 20th century.
Through May 18: “Paper Roses: Garden-Inspired Works on Paper,” Works on Paper Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibit looks at human interaction with nature, landscape, and garden design. www.toledomuseum.com.
Through May 25: Varujan Boghosian, Wolfe Gallery Mezzanine and Gallery 18, Toledo Museum of Art. The Armenian-American artist’s poetic works incorporate unconventional objects, like children’s toys, ancient paper and shoes. www.toledomuseum.org.
Through June 15: “Titanic, the Artifact Exhibition,” Imagination Station Toledo, One Discovery Way, Toledo. See real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with room re-creations and personal stories. Engineering, physics and social studies are all addressed as you explore the science of Titanic. www.imaginationstationtoledo.com.
Through June 22: “Venetian Glass Birds: Lino Tagliapietra, Gallery 2, Glass Pavilion, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo. A small exhibition of elegant, blown glass birds recently created by the distinguished Venetian maestro Lino Tagliapietra is programmed to celebrate the annual song bird migration through the marshes along the Southern shore of Lake Erie. www.toledomuseum.org.
Through July 6: “In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science,” on view April 25–July 6 in Gallery 18, Toledo Museum of Art. www.toledomuseum.org.
Through Jan. 4, 2015: “Privy to History: Civil War Prison Life Unearthed,” Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Northwest Ohio is home to the only Union Army Civil War prison specifically designed to house captured Confederate officers. Numerous artifacts recovered from the site in recent years are on display. www.rbhayes.org.
Through October: “Visions of Nature” by Roger Ferguson, a 27-piece exhibit on display at Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore. Each painting in the exhibit is coated in layers of epoxy resin, creating a unique chemical reaction. Timing is crucial when creating these abstract visions of nature as the flecks of pigment in the resin are applied.www.schedel-gardens.org.
Through Dec. 31: “Ups and Downs” exhibit, Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St., Sandusky. 419-626-6111, merrygoroundmuseum.org.
May 3: National Train Day Toledo, Amtrak Station/Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Plaza, 415 Emerald Ave., Toledo, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 419-244-2730.
May 3: The Muleskinner Band, Pemberville Opera House, 115 S. Main St, Pemberville, 7:30 p.m. $10. Bluegrass at its best. 419-287-4848 or www.pembervilleoperahouse.org.
May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 25: Fremont Speedway Races, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave, Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m. ; racing starts at 7 p.m. Races at “The Track That Action Built” feature different theme and event, many of which involve the fans. www.fremontohspeedway.com
May 4: Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Celebrate the Mexican culture with activities and live performances. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
May 6-15: The Biggest Week in American Birding, Magee Marsh/Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, SR 2, Oak Harbor. Visit the Warbler Capital of the World during the peak of spring migration. Activities include viewing warblers and other migrants, guided bird walks and bus tours, bird identification workshops, and more. 419-898-4070 or http://biggestweekinamericanbirding.com.
May 8-11: “Moonglow,” presented by Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 Tenth St., Toledo. A true story written by Kim Carney tells the story of Maxine, who as Alzheimer’s begins to take hold, she unwillingly moves into an assisted living facility. Her attitude changes once she meets another resident who discover a mutual connection. 419-243-9277, www.toledorep.org.
May 9: Opening Night, Auto Racing, ARCA/Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 419-727-1100, wwwtoledospeedway.com.
May 9: Glass City Singles “Mother’s Day Night” Dance, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland, 8 p.m. 734-856-8963, www.toledosingles.com.
May 9-11: Spring Plant Sale, Toledo Botanical Garden, Elmer Dr., Toledo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring local plants, live entertainment, refreshments and more.
May 9-11: 3rd Annual Sandusky Co. Art & Music Festival, downtown Fremont. Three days of art and music featuring students in grades 5-12 from throughout the county. Art walk, live music, crafts, kids’ activities, music and food. Professional artwork will also be for sale. More info available on Facebook.
May 9-12: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Rochester Red Wings, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS, www.mudhens.com.
May 9-24: “Proposals,” The Village Players Theatre, 2740 Upton Ave., Toledo. “Proposals” delightfully recalls the last time the Hines family gathered at their retreat in the Poconos. 419-472-6817, www.thevillageplayers.org.
May 10: International Migratory Bird Day, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. A fun-filled day of activities related to songbird migration, including bird-banding, guided walks, food and optics tents, carvers and live raptors. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
May 10: Spring on the Farm, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Experience life in rural Ohio more than 100 years ago. www.saudervillage.org.
May 10: Opening Day, Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio. Enjoy new and exciting experiences for the family in 2014. www.cedarpoint.com.
May 10-11: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, 712 N. St., Fremont; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Free admission and parking. www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
May 10: Legends Football League, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
May 11: Mother’s Day Brunch and Celebration, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.competitive 5K walk and a fun 1K run for kids. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
May 13-16: Toledo Mud Hens Baseball vs. Syracuse Chiefs, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS, www.mudhens.com.
May 16-17: Rally by the Rails, Loop Park, village of Walbridge. Carnival rides, games, food, live music, a beer tent. Saturday has a parade in downtown Walbridge, followed by a car, truck and motorcycle show, Power of Yesteryear Tractor show, a kiddie tractor pull, and an arts and craft show. www.walbridge-fest.com.
May 16-17: Drums at the Rapids, Miniature War Gaming Conference, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. www.fortmeigs.org.
May 17: Medical Mutual Dart Frog Dash, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. A competitive 5K run, non-competitive 5K walk and a fun 1K run for kids. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
May 17: Internet Genealogy II Class, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, 9 a.m. Hayes Presidential Center Head Librarian Becky Hill leads a class on how to make the most of paid-subscription genealogy sites available for use at no cost at the Hayes Library. Pre-registration requested. Call 419-332-2081, ext. 231.
May 17: Victoria Day Weekend, Perry’s Victory & International, Peace Memorial grounds, Put-in-Bay. An island observation of British Monarch Queen Victoria’s birthday. Visitputinbay.com.
May 17-18: Muddiest 911 Run Ever, Ottawa Co. Fairgrounds, 8180 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor. $89 the day of the event. Teams must have at least four runners and half must be members of a service. Food and beer vendors will be available. 419-351-0964, www.adrenalinerushsports.net.
May 18: 18th Annual Oregon Fest, noon-6 p.m. Dustin Road, Oregon, O. This year’s theme “Plant, Nurture, Enjoy.” Parade (4 p.m.), living history exhibit, entertainment, music and more. www.oregonfest.net.
May 18: “Who’s the Top Dog?” Show, Bark until Dark Dog Park, 310 S. Bridge Rd., Marblehead. $10 per dog fee; proceeds benefit Ottawa Co. Humane Society. Blue ribbons awarded in nine categories. All dogs entering park must be vaccinated and licensed and are subject to dog park rules. 419-798-4071.
May 22: Gourd Painting, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens-Trellis Gallery, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore, 6:30 p.m. $15 per person/$13 for Schedel members. Instructor Lynn Smith will guide participants on how to create a whimsical gourd birdhouse. Reservations required. 419-862-3182.
May 22: “Clicks for Kids” – beginner picture-taking program for kids 8-13 led by Julie Paszczykowski of JP Photography, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore, 6:30 p.m. $12 per person; $10 for Schedel members. Reservations appreciated. 419-862-3182.
May 23: School Bus Night of Destruction, ARCA/Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. 419-727-1100, www.toledospeedway.com.
May 23-25: Grand Opening Celebration, Penguin Beach and Flamingo Exhibit, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Enjoy the festivities and check out the new exhibits. Toledo Zoo, 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
May 24: Memorial Day Parade, May 24, downtown Toledo, 10 a.m.-noon. Parade starts on N. Summit Street, travels left on Jackson ending at Michigan. www.dotoledo.org.
May 24: Summer Opening Ceremony with The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside, 7:30 p.m. Gate fee $10. 419-798-4461, lakesideohio.com.
May 24: Old Family Photos – Care, Digitizing & Organizing, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, 9:30 a.m. Hayes Head of Photographic Resources Gilbert Gonzalez will instruct attendees on how to preserve, digitize and organize family photos. Pre-registration requested. www.rbhayes.org.
May 24: The Beach Boys, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial, Sylvania, 8 p.m. Tickets available at the Stranahan Box Office, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-8851), at etix.com or at Centennial Terrace the day of the show after 5 p.m.
May 24-25: First Siege 1813, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. U.S. and British soldiers as well as Woodland Indians recreate historic 1813 battles at Fort Meigs. www.fortmeigs.org.
May 24-26: Flower Day Weekend, Toledo Farmer’s Market, 525 Market St. (adjacent to the Erie Street Market), Toledo, rain or shine. A Toledo Memorial Day Weekend tradition and a kickoff to the 178th Farmer’s Market season, farmers will be on hand Saturday and Monday for “Market Days,” selling baked goods, produce, eggs, poultry, beef, yard art, crafts and, of course, flowers. On Sunday, “Flower Day,” more than 60 vendors will be selling their best plants, yard art, plant accessories and crafts. 419-936-ERIE or www.toledofarmersmarket.com.
May 25: Glass City Singles Memorial Day Celebration, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland, 8 p.m. 734-856-8963, www.toledosingles.com.
May 26: Memorial Day Commemoration, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. Join the staff and volunteers of Fort Meigs in honoring our nation's fallen heroes. www.fortmeigs.org.
May 26-29: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Durham Bulls, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS, www.mudhens.com.
May 30-31: Genoa Homecoming, downtown Genoa. Residents, former residents and visitors are invited to enjoy a parade, carnival rides, musical entertainment, beer tent, 5K run/walk, fireworks and much more. The theme of this year’s homecoming celebration is “Classic Movies & TV.” www.genoaohio.org.
May 30-31: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Charlotte Knights, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS, www.mudhens.com.
June 1: 16th Annual British Return to Fort Meigs, Fort Meigs Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. View and vote on your favorite British vehicles, tour the fort, sample food and shop from various vendors. www.lebcc.org.
June 6-7: Annual Village-Wide Garage Sale, downtown Oak Harbor, www.oakharborohio.net.