Thursdays: Local band Resonant Soul Live at Pub St. George, corner of Adams and 17th in Toledo, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. www.resonantsoul.net.
Sculpture In the Village: Williams Park, SR 300 just north of SR 600, Gibsonburg. A juried outdoor sculpture exhibit with over 25 of the Midwest’s best sculptors displaying sculpture in bronze, stone, steel, marble, aluminum, granite, glass, concrete, etc. www.sanduskycounty.org.
Scuba Diving at White Star Quarry: 901 S. Main St., Gibsonburg. Scuba Diving is available daily. Special dives are scheduled throughout the year. 419-637-3483/www.whitestarquarry.com
Sept. 1-Jan. 4, 2009: Patterns from the Past: Quilts of Northern Ohio: Hayes Presidential Center, corner Hayes & Buckland, Fremont. 9 am. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Exclusive exhibit of 19th century quilts made by residents of northern Ohio. 419-332-2081/www.rbhayes.org
Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Antique Tractor & Engine Show, White Star Park, CR 65 (enter from Twp. Rd. 60), Gibsonburg. Come to the 20th Annual Show featuring displays of antique tractors, engines, cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm equip-ment. Demonstrations of: catsup making, homemade ice cream, basket weaving, quilting, shingle making, rock crushing, blacksmithing and more. Live entertainment, food and a large flea market. Consignment auction will begin at approxi-mately 9:57 am on Monday and continue all day. 419-862-3750/www.s-c-r-a-p-inc.org
Sept. 4: Pemberville’s Cruisin’ Nite, downtown Pemberville. 5 to 8 p.m. Free registration. Classic cars, food, strolling entertainment, `50s and `60s music, shopping and more. 419-287-3236.
Sept. 5-7: Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club 36th Annual Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show, Stranahan Theater Com-plex, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Friday from 2 to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring gems, jewelry, beads, precious metals, fossils and minerals, along with demonstrations, mini-classes, a touch-and-feel display, silent auction, kids’ games and more. Info: 419-531-8124 or www.toledogemandrockhoundclub.com.
Sept. 5-7: Greek-American Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Toledo. Friday 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight, Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A celebration of Greek music, food and heritage. Dotoledo.org.
Sept. 5: Black Swamp Arts Festival, downtown Bowling Green. Running the length of Main Street, the festival includes 100 juried fine art displays from artists across the country, music, food and more. www.blackswamparts.org.
Sept. 6: Grub & Suds Motorcycle Event, Depot Park, 353 Ottawa St. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Live bands, a polka run, bike games and contests, over 1,000 motorcycles and more. 1-800-441-1271.
Sept. 6-7: Pioneer Days, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, O. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Experience life in the 1700s and 1800s as Historic Lyme Village comes alive. More than 150 re-enactors, crafters, sutlers, musicians and more. www.lymevillage.com/419-483-4949.
Sept. 6-7: Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Seneca County Fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin. 1-888-736-3221/www.tiffinfleamarket.com.
Sept. 6: Songbird Feeding Station Design for the Homeowner, Pearson Metropark Packer-Hammersmith Center, 2 to 4 p.m. Learn about our resident and migratory songbirds and how to attract them to our yards. Draft a plan incorporating strategies to address squirrels, hawks, and other sometimes pesky critters. Reservations needed. Free. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Sept. 6: Canal Days, Providence Metropark, Isaac Ludwig Mill, 12 to 4 p.m. Come to the Canal Experience to ride The Volunteer, tour the Isaac Ludwig Mill, and shop the General Store. Enjoy special demonstrations by local fiber artists that will include spinning, weaving, tatting, quilting, rug hooking, and other skill. Free. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Sept. 6, 13, 20: Fremont Speedway Races, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, corner Rawson & North, Fremont. Gates open 4:30 p.m., racing at 7:30 p.m. Featuring sprint cars and dirt trucks. 419-333-0478/www.fremontohspeedway.com.Sept. 7: 51st Annual Sylvania Arts & Crafts Festival, Lourdes College, Sylvania. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.sylvaniachamber.org.
Sept. 7: Vintage Baseball Game, 2 p.m., Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, corner of Hayes & Buckland, Fre-mont. Free admission. 800-998-PRES/www.rbhayes.org.
Sept. 7: Polish Sunday, with 10 a.m. and noon Masses, Sorrowful Mother Shrine, 4106 SR 269, Bellevue. www.sorrowfulmothershrine.com.
Sept. 8: 2nd Annual Car & Truck Show, Luther Home of Mercy, 5810 N. Main St., Williston. Owners of classic cars and trucks are invited to come and show off their “babies.” Dash plaques to the frst 75 vehicles with a $5 donation to the Lu-ther Home of Mercy Activities Fund. Raffles, door prizes and music by DJ Jerry Daniels. Register: Bill at 419-277-1618or Corie 419-726-3268.
Sept. 11: Preschool Pioneers: Civil War Days, Pearson Metropark Packer-Hammersmith Center, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Price: $ 5. Bring your 3 to 5 year old to explore what it was like to be a drummer boy during the Civil War. Children will hear a story and make a Civil War drum to take home. Parent participation is required and class size is limited. Reserva-tions needed. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Sept. 11: “Freshwater Mussels of Lake Erie,” presented by Rick Bowers, researcher at Kent State University, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 7 p.m. On Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. Rick will lead an optional field trip. Interested participants will head into the field to learn (and experience hands-on!) techniques used in mussel research and collection. Free and open to the public.
Sept. 12-14: Toledo Irish-American Festival, International Park, Toledo. Annual festival featuring Irish music, enter-tainment, food and Irish wares. www.dotoledo.org.
Sept. 12-Nov. 2: HalloWeekends, Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky. Creatures of the night come alive at the annual celebration of spooks and screams. www.cedarpoint.com.
Sept. 12-14: All Chrysler Weekend, Summit Racing Equipment Motor Sports Park, Norwalk. World’s largest all-Mopar Drag race. www.SummitMotorSportsPark.com.
Septl. 12-20: Coastweeks Celebration at various locations along Lake Erie with a focus on preserving and protecting Lake Erie and its watershed through a variety of cleanup events. 419-245-2514.
Sept. 13, 20: Bird Banding Demonstration, Black Swamp Bird Observatory at the entrance to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area. 10 to 11:30 am. BSBO's expert banders will be giving a banding demonstration and will offer detailed information on BSBO's migration studies. Free.
Sept. 13: New Year’s Eve at Put-in-Bay. Join establishments for holiday activities. www.put-in-bay.com.
Sept. 13-14: Flea Market, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New vendors welcome. Free admission. www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
Sept. 15: Autumn Adventure: Pack-the-Parks Walk, Pearson Metropark Packer-Hammersmith Center, 1 to 3 p.m. Get your exercise before the many festivities at the Pack-the-Parks Picnic. Free.
Sept. 18: Let's Read, You & Me, Pearson Metropark Packer-Hammersmith Center, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Parents, bring your preschool children to hear books read by volunteers. Info: 419-254-4642. Price: Free.
Sept. 20: Autumn Adventure: Pack The Parks Walks, Pearson, Packer-Hammersmith Center Porch, 1 to 3 p.m. Take a break from the festivities of Park the Parks and hike the Blue Trail. Free.
Sept. 20: The Andersons Pack the Parks 2008, Pearson Metropark, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free picnic lunches, high school band performances and a Punt, Pass & Kick competition. Free.
Sept. 20: 19th Annual Harrison Rally Day, downtown Perrysburg. A Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Featuring music, chil-dren's art, youth bands, a parade, prize-winning fine arts and more www.visitperrysburg.com.
Sept. 20-21: Millbury Ox Roast, Main Street, Millbury. Live music, car show and more.
Sponsored by the Millbury Fire-men’s Association.
Sept. 20: Lunch Lecture Series at Black Swamp Bird Observatory, “Night Flight Calls of Migratory Birds,” presented by Ohio Young Birders Club member Ethan Kistler, age 17. 12:30 to 2 p.m. $7 for BSBO member / $10 for nonmembers, which includes lunch. 419-898-4070.
Sept. 20: Pigeon Show & Swap Meet, Sandusky County Fairground, corner of Rawson & North St., Fremon. 8 am. to 1 p.m. 419-483-3484/www.sanduskycountyfair.com
Sept. 20: Beginner Genealogy Class, Hayes Presidential Center, corner Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. 9:30- 11:30 a.m. Learn the basics of beginning a family history at this free class. 419-332-2081/www.rbhayes.org
Sept. 21: Sportsman’s Swap, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buy, swap and sell all of your hunting, fishing, archery, and other outdoor sporting needs. Gun raffle. Admission $2 (10 and under free). Free parking. 419-332-5604/www.sanduskycountyfair.com
Sept. 23-27: 32nd Annual Apple Butter Making, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. www.saudervillage.org.
Sept. 25: Bird Study for Adults: Night Migration Spectacle, Pearson Metropark Packer-Hammersmith Center, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Bring a chair and prepare to look up and listen for some interesting sounds above. Reservations needed. Free. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Sept. 26-28: Luckey Fall Festival, Krotzer Ave. (St. Rt. 582) and Gilbert Road on Adams St., Luckey. Enjoy an old time fall festival weekend. www.luckeyfallfestival.com.
Sept. 26: Eco-Hikers, Pearson, Packer-Hammersmith Center, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Youths ages 6-12 learn about the eco-logical and historical importance the park through games, activities and hands-on exploration. Reservations needed. Free. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Sept. 27: Roche de Boeuf Festival, downtown Waterville. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food, music, a parade, crafters and vendors and more. www.dotoledo.org.
Oct. 4-5: All Aboard Trains at Sauder Village, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. www.saudervillage.org.
Oct. 4-5: Hayes Civil War Encampment, Hayes Presidential Center, corner of Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. step back in time to the days of America's Civil War. Hundreds of re-enactors camp on the grounds of a presiden-tial estate for this two-day event featuring three re-enactments of the Battle of Opequon Creek, period entertainment, demonstrations, food and wares. www.rbhayes.org.
Oct. 5: Black Swamp Festival, Oct. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m., Pearson Metropark’s Packer-Hammersmith Center, Oregon. 1 to 5 p.m. Spend a day celebrating the Great Black Swamp at a free family festival with crafts, wigwam demonstrations, arti-sans, woodcarvers, spinners, basket weavers, and entertainment. Autumn Adventure walk begins at 1:30 p.m. Seasonal refreshments available for a nominal charge. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Oct. 11-12: 30th Annual Oak Harbor Apple Festival, downtown Oak Harbor. Grand parade, entertainment, 5K Apple Run, youth football game, and apple treats in may delicious forms. www.oakharborhio.net.
For an up-to-date listing of local events, visit www.presspublications.com, dotoledo.org, sanduskycounty.org or www.lake-erie.com.