Oh, how we love those Hens!
The two-time Governors’ Cup Class Champion Mud Hens, the AAA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers are back for another great season of competition and fun at Fifth Third Field, located in downtown Toledo’s historic Warehouse District.
The Toledo Mud Hens (lauded as the most recognizable minor league team in professional baseball) have returned for 72 thrilling home games running through Aug. 31.
The season will once more be chock-full of special events, contests, great eats and fabulous seating. For more information, visit www.mudhens.com or call 419-725-HENS for schedule and ticket information.
The fast and the furious
The wheels will be spinning and dust will be flying as another great season starts at Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., off the Alexis Road exit of I-75 near the Ohio-Michigan border. As in years past, this season promises thrills, spills and much excitement.
A night at the track promises ARCA racing at its best, highlighted with Night of Destruction School Bus Figure 8s (May 23); Night of Thrills: Imperial Stunt Drivers Thrill Show (July 3); Live Nation Monster Truck Shows (July 25-26); 24 Hours of LeMans (Sept. 13); and the 20th Anniversary of the Miller Lite Glass City 200 (Sept. 20t. For tickets, call 419-727-1100.
Raceway Park, located at 5700 Telegraph Rd., offers live harness racing from mid-April through Oct. 26. Several special events are offered throughout the 2008 season. Races will be run Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings this year with post-times at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit www.racewayparktoledo.com or call 419-476-7751.
Speed is the word in Fremont
The New Fremont Speedway, located at 2111 Hayes Ave., is offering another exciting season of open-wheel racing from mid-April through Sept. 20. Fans will be kept on the edge of their seats as cars and trucks do battle until someone emerges victorious.
For more information, call 419-333-0478 or visit www.fremontohspeedway.com.
Bowling for fun
No matter where you’re staying, a night at the bowling lanes is just minutes away.
Glow bowling (playing in the dark with glowing balls) and bumper rails (for kids primarily) are available at several locations.
Local lanes include:
• Bay Center Recreation, 3316 Navarre Ave. (SR 2), Oregon. 419-691-8551.
• Eastern Freeway Lanes, 3511 Woodville Rd. at I-280, Northwood. 419-691-8551.
• Toledo Sports Center, 1516 Starr Ave., Toledo. 419-693-0687.
• Tri County Bowling Lanes, 512 Lime St., Woodville. 419-849-3400.
• 20th Century Lanes, 1284 S. SR 19, Oak Harbor. 419-898-8701.
Eastern YMCA something for everyone
The Eastern Community YMCA, located at 2960 Pickle Rd. in Oregon, offers something for everybody, including indoor and outdoor recreational activities like swimming, volleyball, tennis, gym, saunas and more. Meeting rooms and childcare are available.
For additional information, call 419-691-3523.
Serving up the community
The Beach at International Park, located on the Eastern banks of the Maumee River, features is an eight-court facility used for recreational and tournament games. Visit www.internationalpark.org or www.toledobeachvolleyball.com for more information.
Putting on the skates
Fun Spot Arena in Oregon, Ohio offers in-line skating on an old-fashioned roller skating rink. Located at 525 Earlwood Avenue near Starr Avenue and I-280 in Oregon, the building is available for birthday and private parties. For hours and more information, call 419-693-1421.