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Ongoing:
• Through-July 14: “Crossing Cultures: The Owens and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art at the Hood Museum of Art,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. More than 120 works of indigenous art from Australia in the collection of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. www.toledomuseum.org.

• Through July 21: “Prints by Twenty-Five Australian Artists: The Bicentennial Folio,” Gallery 18 & Director’s Conference Room, Toledo Museum of Art. The multicultural nature of Australian society is reflected in this compendium of prints, on loan from a private collector, that was commissioned by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and issued in 1988 to mark the 200-year anniversary of the country’s settlement. www.toledomuseum.org.

• Through Oct. 7: “The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier” on exhibit, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. In commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Hayes Museum presents an exclusive exhibit detailing how Northwest Ohio was pivotal in turning the War of 1812 from a defeat to victory. Artifacts and manuscripts from the Hayes Presidential Center Collections, area museums and historical societies and the private collection of Lou Schultz are featured. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.

• Super Cruise-Ins, June 25, July 30 & Aug. 27 in historic downtown Genoa, 5-8 p.m. Cruisin’ Zeake announces cars and plays `50s and `60s classic rock on his “oldies machine.” www.genoaohio.org.

• Jazz in the Garden, Thursday evenings July 11-Sept. 12, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring chairs, blankets, cocktails, food, etc. and enjoy some cool jazz. www.toledogarden.org.

• Pemberville Cruisin’ Nights, July 11, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5 in downtown Pemberville. www.beekersgeneralstore.com.

• Hike the Dikes, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and a date in October TBA. Meet at the Migratory Bird Center for the approximately 90-minute walks. Attend three hikes and earn a hickory walking stick. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.

• Aug. 9-Nov. 10: “Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie,” Galleries 28 and 29, Toledo Museum of Art. An exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture, artifacts, letters and music commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, one of the largest naval battles of the War of 1812. www.toledomuseum.org.

• Oct. 4-Dec. 29: “Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art.www.toledomusem.org.

• Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 15: Live Harness Racing Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. 419-476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.

• Sculpture in the Village, Williams Park, SR 300, Main Street, Gibsonburg. A walkway path of more than 20 sculptures designed by various artists


June
June 23: Portage River Festival, downtown Elmore (all day). Entertainment, flea & craft market, contests, Kiddy food, antique cars, trucks, tractors and two-cycle engines on display and much more. The Elmore Depot will be open with model railroad displays, and historical memorabilia. www.elmorehs.tripod.com/419-260-1282.

June 26: 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.

June 28-30: Marblehead Summerfest 2012, James Park, Main & Francis streets, Marblehead. Free. Carnival rides and games, vendors, bake sale, live entertainment and more. 419-798-4177.

June 29-30: 48th Annual Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo. In addition to the artwork from over 230 artists, visitors will enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend, a selection of edibles, children’s activities, beer and wine available for purchase and more. 419-536-5566 or www.toledogarden.org.


July
July 3,4, 5 & 6: Woodville’s 4th of July Celebration, Trailmarker Park, Woodville. Parade, 5K race, car show, amusements, and fireworks. http://homes.amplex.net/fourth/index.htm.

July 3: Independence Day Celebration, downtown Oak Harbor. Gates open at 5 p.m. Food, entertainment, giant inflatables, duck race on the Portage River, kid's games, 50/50 drawing and a beer tent, all followed by fireworks starting at dusk. www.oakharborohio.net 419-898-0479.

July 4: The Toledo Blade’s Red, White & Kaboom Fireworks, Promenade and Festival Parks, Music, food, fireworks and more. Toledo. www.dotoledo.org.

July 4: Independence Day Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont, 2-3:30 p.m., Free and open to the public. Free admission. Featuring music by the Toledo Symphony Concert Band, along with costumed Civil War re-enactors www.rbhayes.org.

July 4: Old Fashioned 4th of July, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A day filled with special activities from hand-cranked ice cream and old-fashioned games, patriotic songs and more. www.saudervillage.org.

July 4: Independence Day 1813, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. War of 1812 soldiers and civilians will recreate this day through cannon firings, demonstrations, and hands-on 1activities for children. The highlight of the day is the 18-gun National Salute accompanied by toasts and fife and drum music starting at 2 p.m. A War of 1812 living history encampment, weapons demonstrations, and more take place throughout the weekend. www.fortmeigs.org.

July 6: City of Oregon “Boomfest” Oak Shade Grove, Oregon. Food, music, fireworks and more.

July 6: Summer on the Farm, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests are invited to experience life on a farm as it was 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 6: Fiddle Contest, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 1 p.m. Fiddlers from throughout the tri-state region gather to compete. www.saudervillage.org.

July 9-14: Lucas Co. Fair, Lucas Co. Fairgrounds, 2901 Key St., Maumee. www.lucascountyfair.com.

July 10: 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.

July 11, 12 & 13: Christmas in July, downtown Pemberville. www.beekersgeneralstore.com.

July 12-14: 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, soft drinks and bottled water, a polka dance contest, a pierogi-eating contest, a children’s area with rides and games, and arts and craft vendors from across the region. 419-255-8406, ext. 304 or www.polishfestival.org.

July 13-14: 10th Annual Toledo 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 15-21: Ottawa Co. Fair, Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor. King and queen crowning, livestock exhibits, live entertainment, demolition derby, tractor pulls, rides, games, food, and more. www.ottawacountyfair.org/419-898-1971.

July 19-21: 9th Annual African American Festival, Scott Park Campus, University of Toledo.. www.toledourban.com/TUFCU/AAF.aspx.

July 20: 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. Earn a degree in bugology. Fun for the whole family and it's free. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.

July 20: Explore the Crafts, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Try your hand at pottery, woodworking, blacksmithing, tinsmithing and more. www.saudervillage.org.

July 20: 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 20: Pemberville Community Garage Sales, village of Pemberville. www.beekersgeneralstore.com.

July 22: ADA Day, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo, 10-3 p.m. Celebrate the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Ability Center of Greater Toledo will be on hand with information about services available for people with disabilities. Info: 419-885-5733

July 24: 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.

July 27: GroveFest, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes & Buckland, Fremont. Croquet play, entertainment, car show, fundraising auction and more. www.rbhayes.org.

July 29-Aug. 5: Wood Co. Fair, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Featuring agricultural displays, entertainment, food, demonstrations and more. www.woodcounty-fair.com.


August
Aug. 2: 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. 3-4: 30th 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.

Aug. 4: Arts in the Garden, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Art for sale, live entertainment, arts & crafts for all ages. Free and open to the public. www.toledogarden.org.

Aug. 7: 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. 8-11: 30th Northwest Ohio Rib-Off, Lucas Co. Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. Four days of the best national and local BBQ ribbers vying for your taste buds, national entertainment acts, amusement rides, vendors and more. www.dotoledo.org.

Aug. 9-10: Ohio’s South of the Border Festival, Perrysburg Heights Community Park, 12282 Jefferson St., Perrysburg. Food, dancing, rides, games, raffles and more to benefit Perrysburg Heights Community Center's free programming.419-450-3358.

Aug. 14-17: Pemberville Free Fair, downtown Pemberville, O. Entertainment, contests, arts and crafts, parade, exhibitions and more. www.pembervillefair.org.

Aug. 14-17: 17th Annual Rug Hooking Exhibit, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Rug-hooking demonstrations, workshops and vendor booths. www.saudervillage.org.

Aug. 17: 36th Annual Maumee Summer Fair, Uptown Maumee, Conant Street Maumee. Parade, arts and crafts, entertainment, kids’ area, Bow Wow Bash and more. www.maumeeuptown.com.

Aug. 17-18: 9th Annual Levis Commons Fine Art Fair, the Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg. More than 125 artists and artisans will take part in this juried fair that will feature jewelry, ceramics, painting, glass, photography, fiber and more. Free admission and parking. www.theguild.org.

Aug. 17-18: 39th Annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival, Consaul Street between Front and Milford in Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood. Take a trip to the Old Country and enjoy food, entertainment, crafts and more. www.birminghamethnicfestival.org.

Aug. 20-25: Sandusky Co. Fair. Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. www.sanduskycountyfair.com.

Aug. 21: 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. 23-25: German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Northwest Ohio’s oldest ethnic festival featuring non-stop music and entertainment. Other highlights include shopping at the Import Haus, a stone-throwing contest, a children’s Hummel look-alike contest, live glockenspiel, soccer games, children’s games, and more. http://www.gafsociety.org.

Aug. 24: Barbershop Sing, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring the Singing Buckeyes of Columbus and other sweet sounds. www.saudervillage.org.

Aug. 24-25: Life in Early Ohio, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, Watch “lost” historic skills including blacksmithing, coopering, tinsmithing and more. www.fortmeigs.org.

Aug. 31-Sept. 2: 25th Anniversary Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power, Inc. (S.C.R.A.P.) Tractor & Engine Show, White Star Park, SR 300, a mile south of Gibsonburg. Displays of antique tractors, engines, cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm equipment, demonstrations, live entertainment, food, a large flea market and more. s-c-r-a-p-inc.org

Aug. 31: Butterfly and Bug Festival, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Visit Nature’s Neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of fun dedicated to the creatures that creep and crawl and float and flutter. Also, live spider feeding, crafts and activities inspired by the zoo’s buggy buddies. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.

Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, Milan, O. www.milanmelonfestival.org.


September 
Sept. 1: Glacial Glimpses, Glacial Grooves, Kelleys Island. Discover one of Ohio’s greatest geological marvels. Kelleysislandchamber.com.

Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Seniors are treated to free admission, great perks and activities every Tuesday during Senior Discovery Days and great discounts during the rest of the week. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.

Sept. 6-8: 43rd Greek-American Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 N. Superior St., Toledo. A celebration of the Orthodox faith, Greek culture, entertainment, food, pastry and hospitality. www.toledogreekfest.com.

Sept. 6-8: Black Swamp Arts Festival, downtown Bowling Green. More than 100 juried art displays from artists from around the country, plus food, music, kids’ activities and more. www.blackswamparts.org.

Sept. 7: Grub N` Suds Motorcycle Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Depot Park, Elmore. Sponsored by the Elmore Historical Society and A.B.A.T.E of Ohio Region 7. A.B.A.T.E. bike games, Headless Motorcycle Poker Run, Bike Show, classic rock and roll music, food and drinks and more. www.elmorehs.tripod.com.

Sept. 7: Treasure Island Day, Kelleys Island. Search for hidden treasures in the island-wide garage sale. www.kelleysislandchamber.com.

Sept. 7-8: Pioneer Days, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Travel back in time as history comes alive. Experience various aspects of life in the 1700s and 1800s. www.lymevillage.org.

Sept. 8: Grandparents Day, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Grandparents are admitted free when they bring their grandchildren to the zoo. www.toledozoo.org.

Sept. 8: Peter Navarre Day, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, noon-4 p.m. Visit the Pioneer Garden to celebrate the life of Peter Navarre, a skilled and courageous Indian Scout during the Battle of Lake Erie in the war of 1812. Light refreshment, Kids’ activities, re-enactments and more. www.toledogarden.org.

Sept. 10-15: Celebrate Our Artisans, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Special demonstrations, daily drawings and more. www.saudervillage.org.

Sept. 10: Senior Safari, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. Join the Toledo Zoo and the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio for a fun day focused on seniors. www.toledozoo.org.

Sept. 21: Genoa Street Fair, downtown Genoa. Local merchants displaying their wares, chili cook-off/salsa contest, live music, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, Super Cruisin’ Car Show, bike run and more. www.genoaohio.org.

Sept. 28: Roche de Boeuf Festival, downtown Waterville, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A fun family festival with crafts, food, business and non-profit vendors, carnival rides, a car show, live entertainment and more. www.watervillechamber.com.

Sept. 25-28: 35th Annual Apple Butter Making, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, O. Celebrate fall with apple cider pressing and other apple-themed activities as well as homemade apple dumplings, pies and other treats to enjoy. 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

Sept. 27-29: Luckey Fall Festival, Luckey, O. between Krotzer Ave. (SR 582) and Gilbert Road on Adams Street. An old-time fall festival weekend with entertainment, craft and flea markets, antique tractor pulls and displays, steam engine hobo dinner, apple-butter festival and more. www.luckeyfallfestival.com.


October
Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Seniors are treated to free admission, great perks and activities every Tuesday during Senior Discovery Days and great discounts during the rest of the week. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.

Oct. 4-5: Nightfall Festival, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Some extra “BOO” has been added to the BOOtanical Garden. Enjoy haunted tours, a spooky pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, crazy performers, food, and more, but don’t worry – there are plenty of fun, non-spooky activities for the little ones too. 419-536-5566 or www.toledogarden.org.

Oct. 5-6: Hayes Civil War Re-enactment, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mark the birthday of Ohio Civil War hero and 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes by experiencing life during the Civil War. More than 500 re-enactors camp on the grounds of the Hayes estate for this two-day living-history event. 800-998-PRES or www.rbhayes.org.

Oct. 5-6: All Aboard Train Event, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. noon-4 p.m. See model trains, garden scale trains and more. www.saudervillage.org.

Oct. 5: Nature at Night Hike, Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 7:30 p.m. Free. Discover the sounds of the marsh at night. friendsofmageemarsh.org.

Oct. 12: Storybook Halloween, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, 2-5 p.m. Visit storybook characters in each building with many activities for children. Children are invited to come in their favorite costume. lymevillage.com.

Oct. 12-13: 34th Oak Harbor Apple Festival, downtown Oak Harbor. A family-oriented family festival that celebrates apples in all their glorious forms with a Grand Parade, kiddie-tractor pull, talent show, classic car show, 5K Apple run, food, entertainment and more. www.oakharborohio.net.

Oct. 12: Fall on the Farm & Scout Day, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visitors young and old will have the opportunity to take a step back in time and help prepare the farm for the winter ahead. 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

Oct. 17-18: Little Boo at the Zoo, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy trick-or-treating, games and activities and lots of other Halloween fun that’s just for them. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.

Oct. 19-20: Pumpkin Path, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Kids of all ages will enjoy trick-or-treating, games and activities and lots of Halloween fun. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.

Oct. 18-19 and 25-26: Garrison Ghostwalk, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, 7-9:30 p.m. Enjoy a “spirited” stroll at the fort with an 1812 guide and encounter the spookier side of this historic place. Proceeds benefit the Old Northwest Military History Association. Reservations required. www.fortmeigs.org.

Oct. 26-27: Jumping Pumpkins, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Visitors are invited to watch as zoo animals enjoy pumpkins as treats. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.

Oct. 26: 8th Annual Tombstone Derby, Depot Park, Elmore, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Pumpkin-carving contests, Ghoulish food, Haunted Historical Cabin, Parade of Fools, Cadaver Toss Contest and more. www.elmorehs.tripod.com.

Oct. 26: Boo! on the Boardwalk, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 6-8 p.m. Meet at the west end of the boardwalk. Treats, tricks and Halloween fun. Come in costume. Free family fun. 419-898-0960, ext. 31 or www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.

Oct. 26: Pemberville Harvest Gathering, downtown Pemberville, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: Todd Sheets at 419-287-3274.

Oct. 26-27: Woodcarver’s Show & Sale and Butchering Day, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A special weekend filled with unique artistry and family fun. www.saudervillage.org.


November
Nov. 2: The World at War: Miniature War Gaming Day, Fort Meigs Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, Miniature war gaming experts help visitors play more than 16 different war games and learn about this family-friendly hobby. www.fortmeigs.org.

Nov. 15-Dec. 31: Lights Before Christmas, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. The Toledo Zoo’s holiday tradition is a treat for people of all ages, with millions of lights, animation displays, model trains, and Santa, too. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.

Nov. 16: 2012 Downtown Holiday Parade, downtown Toledo, 10 a.m. Giant helium balloons, marching bands, 80+ Distinguished Clowns, Shriner Units, floats, equestrian units, mascots and of course Santa Claus. After the parade, visit the Kris Kringle Village at the Imagination Station. www.dotoledo.org.

Nov. 24: Wooden Feather Day, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, noon-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Maumee Bay Carvers and the Friends of Magee Marsh. Enjoy a warm fire, marsh walk and refreshments. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.

Nov 30-Dec. 1: Christmas in the Village/Festival of Trees, downtown Pemberville. www.pemberville.org.


December
Dec. 1-Jan. 5, 2013: Hayes Train Special, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. Watch eight different model trains in styles that relate to the life of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes and his family traverse a 12x24-foot, three-tier model train layout. 800-998-PRES or www.rbhayes.org.

Dec. 7: Olde Fashion Christmas, downtown Oak Harbor, 5 p.m. Santa arrives at Adolphus Kraemer Park to light the Village Christmas Tree and kick off the holiday season. Visit him at Portage Fire Station and enjoy a cookie and hot chocolate at the Portage Fire District Fire Station. Shop in Santa's Secrete Shop. www.oakharborohio.net.

Dec. 8: Magee Marsh Holiday Open House, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 12-4 p.m. Kids’ activities, local vendors offering unique items for sale, refreshments, live music and more. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.

Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26, Ice-carving Demonstrations, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A cool way to increase the fun on a visit to Lights Before Christmas. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.

Dec. 6-8: Heralding the Holidays, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo. Get a jump on your holiday shopping with a unique selection of arts and crafts (pottery, glass, fine art, photography, jewelry and more), all hand-made by local artists. Live entertainment, food, children’s activities and a visit from Santa offers fun for the whole family. Free horse-drawn wagon rides Friday night only. www.toledo-garden.org.

Dec. 8: Holiday Open House, Fort Meigs Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, 1-4 p.m. War of 1812 soldiers and civilians will be on hand to provide demonstrations and answer questions about the War of 1812 and camp life. Enjoy holiday music, hot cider and cookies, and hands-on activities. www.fortmeigs.org.

Dec. 16: Christmas Tour, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, 1-5 p.m. www.lymevillage.com.

Dec. 6-8: Victorian Christmas Candle Light Dinners, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue. For advance tickets, call 419-483-4949. www.lymevillage.com.

Dec. 26-31: Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides in Spiegel Grove, Hayes Presidential Center, corner of Hayes and Buckland, Fremont, 1-4 p.m. www.rbhayes.org.

Dec. 31: Noon Year’s Eve, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Ring in the new year at the stroke of…noon! Kids and families can start their New Year’s a little early by building party hats and noise makers, choosing a reZOOlution and gathering for the big countdown at noon. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.

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