July fun starts off with a bang, heats up with fairs, festivals & more
Through Sept. 21: “Fun & Games: The Pursuit of Leisure,” Toledo Museum of Art Works on Paper Gallery. Drawing on works from local museum collections, the exhibit shows a variety of leisure activities—games, sports, racing, theater, dancing and gossip—depicted by artists over the years. www.toledomuseum.org.
Through Sept. 21: “People Get Ready: 50 Years of Civil Rights,” Toledo Museum of Art, Hitchcock Gallery. An exhibition featuring works of art examining slavery, segregation and the civil rights movement in the United States.
|The Ottawa County Fair runs July 14-20. (Press file
photo by Ken Grosjean)
Through Sept. 21: “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 visitors explore the science of Titanic. www.imaginationstationtoledo.com.
Through Sept. 28: “The Art of Video Games,” Toledo Museum of Art, Canaday Gallery. The exhibit shows the striking visual effects, player interactivity and creative use of new technology in games. www.toledomuseum.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. www.schedel-gardens.org.
Through Dec. 31: “Ups and Downs” exhibit, Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St., Sandusky. 419-626-6111, merrygoroundmuseum.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.
Sundays July 20-Aug. 10: Music Under the Stars, Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 7:30-9:30 p.m. A Toledo summertime tradition featuring the Toledo Symphony Concert Band. Each show features a musical theme. www.toledosymphony.com.
July 25-Oct. 19: “The Great War: Art on the Front Line,” Toledo Museum of Art, Gallery 18. July 28, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I (1914–1918).
• Jazz in the Garden, Thursday evenings July 5-Sept. 6, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring chairs, blankets, cocktails, food, etc. and enjoy cool jazz. www.toledo-garden.org.
• Pemberville Cruisin’ Nights, first Thursday of July, August and September, downtown Pemberville.
• Genoa Cruise-Ins, July 29 and Aug. 26 in downtown Genoa, 5:30-8 p.m. Cruise-in will include food and ice cream, raffles and music and oldies trivia with Cruisin’ Zeake.
July 3, 4 & 5: Woodville’s 4th of July Celebration, Trailmarker Park, Woodville. Parade, 5K race, car show, amusements, and fireworks. www.woodville.net/fourth.
July 5: Johnny Knorr Orchestra presents A Salute to the Music of Frank Sinatra, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Terrace, Sylvania, 7:30 p.m. $10 admission. 419-697-7612, www.johnnyknorr.com.
July 8: Chicks Mix 14, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 5:30-9 p.m. Appetizers, desserts and a complimentary cocktail included in admission of $37 per person. www.chicksforcharity.net.
July 8-13: Lucas Co. Fair, Lucas Co. Fairgrounds, 2901 Key St., Maumee. www.lucascountyfair.com.
July 9: 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 with the Terra State Brass Choir at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn. www.rbhayes.org.
July 9: Pat Benetar & Neil Girlado + Rick Springfield in concert, Hollywood Casino Toledo, 7:30-11 p.m. www.ticketweb.com, www.hollywoodcasinotoledo.com.
July 10: George Thorogood & The Destroyers: 40 Years Strong, Hollywood Casino Toledo, 8 p.m. www.ticketweb.com, www.hollywoodcasinotoledo.com
July 10-13: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Pawtucket Red Sox, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS, www.mudhens.com.
July 11: Music in the Park, Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd., Lake Township, 6:30-8 p.m. An old-fashioned concert featuring Crystal Gauge (country music). Bring a lawn chair. Refreshments available. Info: Ron Hanely at 419-392-3235.
July 11: Friday Night Auto Racing, ARCA/Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Discount Tire 100/PNC Bank Night. 419-727-1100, www.toledospeedway.com.
July 11-13: Lagrange Street Polish Festival, Polish Village (Lagrange Street between Central and Mettler), Toledo. Featuring polka bands from across the Midwest, a variety of Polish food and delicacies, Polish (Pivo) and American beer, polka dance and pierogi-eating contests, kids’ rides and games and arts and craft vendors from across the region. 419-255-8406, ext. 304 or www.polishfestival.org.
July 11: Little Big Town in concert, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, 2700 Broadway, Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com, www.toledozoo.com/concerts.
July 11: Glass City Singles, “Winning Monopoly Money Celebration Night” event Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland, 8 p.m.-midnight. $8 admission. 734-856-8963, www.toledosingles.com.
July 12: Bird & Butterfly Walk, Schedel Gardens, Elmore, 10-11:30 a.m. Led by local author and naturalist Kenn Kaufman and wife Kim, Executive Director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory. Fee includes admission to the gardens until 4 pm. Reservations appreciated. Coffee and doughnuts available at 9:30 a.m. in the Brown Welcome Center for participants. www.schedel-gardens.org.
July 12: Fiddle Contest & Summer on the Farm, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A fun-filled event that allows guests to experience life on a farm more than 100 year ago. Activities include ice cream-, butter- and rope-making demonstrations, a spelling bee, washing clothes on a scrub board and more. 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
July 12: NW Ohio Blues, Rhythm & Jazz Festival, Promenade Park, downtown Toledo. 2014 theme is “Feed Your Soul & Feed the Hungry.” www.toledofoodbank.org/NewsAndEvents/BluesJazzFestival.aspx.
July 12: The Bretts in concert, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 2-4 p.m. 419-537-9106, www.stranahantheater.com.
July 12: 1964 – The Tribute, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Terrace, Sylvania, 8 p.m. www.etix.com, 419-882-1500
July 12: Second Saturdays R 4 Kids, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Topic: “Ohio’s Link to the Underground Railroad.” Participants will experience being “mustered in,” and learn about soldiers, officers, and military training. The day includes special activities and a make-and-take-project. Format is a “come and go when you want.” Price includes admission to the Hayes Museum. Call 419-332-2081, ext. 230 to register.
July 12: Summer on the Farm at Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Experience life on the farm from 100 years ago. www.saudervillage.org.
July 12-13: Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Waterfront Festival, Maumee Bay State Park, 1750 Park Rd. #2, Oregon. Island music, fireworks, sandcastle-making contest, food, boat rides around the lighthouse, nautical arts and crafts, children’s activities, lighthouse photo contest and more. 419-691-3788 or www.toledoharborlighthouse.org.
July 12-13: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, 712 N. St., Fremont. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Free admission and parking. Food concessions available. 419-332-5604 or www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
July 13: Hike the Dikes: Those Amazing Eagles, Magee Marsh Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 9-10:30 a.m. Free. 419-898-0960, friendsofmageemarsh.org.
July 13: Sarah McLachlan in Concert, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, 2700 Broadway, Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.livenation.com, www.toledozoo.org/concerts.
July 14-20: Ottawa Co. Fair, Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor. King and Queen crowning, livestock exhibits, live entertainment, corn hole tournament, demolition derby, tractor pulls, rides, games, food, and more. 419-898-1971, www.ottawacountyfair.org.
July 14: Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and Owens Illinois, Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7445 Erie St., Toledo. The highlighted stop in the LPGA tour. http://marathonclassic.com.
July 17: Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson in Concert, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, 2700 Broadway, Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.livenation.com, www.toledozoo.org/concerts.
July 17-20: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Louisville Bats, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St. Toledo. 419-725-HENS, www.mudhens.com.
July 18: Music in the Park, Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd., Lake Township, 6:30-8 p.m. An old-fashioned concert featuring Just Us Two (country music). Bring a lawn chair. Refreshments available. Info: Ron Hanely at 419-392-3235.
July 18: Great Gardens & “s”Wine! – A Pig Roast, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 6-9:30 p.m. $50 admission, which benefits the Schedel Foundation. For tickets or info, call 419-862-3182 or visit schedel-gardens.org.
July 18: Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss in Concert, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, 2700 Broadway, Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.livenation.com, www.toledozoo.org/concerts.
July 18: Friday Night Auto Racing, ARCA/Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Marco’s Pizza Christmas in July Prize Giveaway with Santa, Sportsman, Figure-8, X-cars and Legends Cars. 419-727-1100, www.toledospeedway.com.
July 18-19: Summer Plant Sale, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo. Fri. 3-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 419-536-5566, www.toledogarden.org.
July 19: Bugfest! Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, noon-4 p.m. Visit fun stations to learn about the fascinating world of insects. Fun for the whole family and it’s free. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
July 5: Johnny Knorr Orchestra presents A Salute to the Music of the Andrews Sisters, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Terrace, Sylvania, 7:30 p.m. $10 admission. 419-697-7612, www.johnnyknorr.com.
July 19: Explore the Crafts, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visitors can try their hands at pottery, woodworking, blacksmithing, tinsmithing and more. www.saudervillage.org.
July 19: Dragon Boat Festival, International Park (east bank of the Maumee River), Toledo. Children’s activities, live entertainment, festival food and competitive Hong Kong-style dragon boat races to benefit Partners in Education. www.partnerstoledo.org.
July 19: Community Garage Sales, village of Pemberville.
July 19: Ralph’s Joy of Living Farmer’s Market, downtown Fremont, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine.
July 19: SoundTrek Live Music Festival, UpTown Arts & Entertainment District, Adams Street Corridor, Toledo. A local live music experience taking place at more than 10 venues. http://theartscommission.org/programs/soundtrek.
July 19: Wilson Phillips in Concert, Hollywood Casino, 777 Hollywood Blvd., Toledo, 9:30 p.m. www.ticketweb.com, www.hollywoodcasinotoledo.com.
July 19-20: 10th Annual African American Festival, Scott Park Campus, University of Toledo. Gospel, live entertainment, vendors, rides, parade and more. www.toledourban.com/TUFCU/AAF.aspx.
July 21: Monday-Night Cruise-In, Frisch’s Big Boy, 2669 Woodville Rd., Northwood. 6-8 p.m. Featuring door prizes, food discounts and Music with Cruisin’ Zeake. 419-509-5066, www.cruisinzeake.com.
July 23: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, 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.
July 23: Clay Leaf Casting, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 6:30 p.m. Join Master Gardener Elaine Mylander to learn to create ornamental clay leaf impressions. Supplies and leaves will be provided. Gate opens at 5:30 for participants to tour the gardens. $15 per person or $13 for members. Reservations required. 419-862-3182, www.schedel-gardens.org.
July 23: Boz Scagges with Special Guest Dave Mason in Concert, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.etix.com.
July 25: Music in the Park, Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd., Lake Township, 6:30-8 p.m. An old-fashioned concert featuring Crimson Light (country music). Bring a lawn chair. Refreshments available. Info: Ron Hanely at 419-392-3235.
July 25: Pizza Palooza, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Toledo. Vote for your favorite pizza restaurant in this annual contest. www.sylvaniachamber.org/PizzaPalooza.aspx.
July 25-26: Christmas in July, downtown Pemberville, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
July 26: Farmer’s Market, downtown Oak Harbor, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. oakharborohio.net.
July 27: Art on the Mall, University of Toledo, Centennial Mall, 2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo. The annual event draws art lovers, families, music fans and summertime browsers. www.toledoalumni.org.
July 26: GroveFest, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes & Buckland, Fremont. Croquet play, entertainment, car show, fundraising auction and more. www.rbhayes.org.
July 28: ADA Day at the Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and learn about services and products available to people with disabilities. Info: The Ability Center of Greater Toledo at 419-885-5733.
July 28-Aug. 4: Wood Co. Fair, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Featuring agricultural displays, entertainment, food, demonstrations and more. www.woodcounty-fair.com.
July 30: John Fogerty in Concert, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, 2700 Broadway, Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.livenation.com, www.toledozoo.org/concerts.
July 31: Evening Guided Tour of the Gardens, Schedel Gardens, Elmore, 6:30 p.m. Led by Master Gardener, Elaine Mylander. The two-hour tour will include info on plants and trees as well as Schedel history. At 6 p.m., participants may enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at the Brown Welcome Center. 419-862-3182, www.schedel-gardens.org.
Aug. 1: Rock `N Roar, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. The summer’s hottest dance party for the 21-and-over crowd, featuring live bands and a DJ. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Aug. 6: 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. 2-3: 31st Annual Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Antique dolls, original dolls, teddy bears and modern collectibles and accessories, along with workshops and other activities. www.saudervillage.org.