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• Discover Downtown Toledo Walking Tours, Thursdays noon to 1 p.m., July 9-Sept. 17. Call 419-259-5207 or e-mail for meeting locations and destinations.

• Sculpture In the Village, Williams Park, SR 300 just north of SR 600, Gibsonburg. Ohio; Open daily. A juried outdoor sculpture exhibit with over 20 of the Midwest's best sculptors displaying sculpture in bronze, stone, steel, marble, aluminum, granite, glass, concrete, etc. in an outdoor setting meandering for 1/3 mile on a paved path around a quarry surrounded with trees, flowers, fountains and waterfalls. For further information, contact: Jim Havens, Curator, at 419-849-3048 or visit:

• Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, 110 Lighthouse Sr., Marblehead. Tours offered weekday afternoons from 1 to 4:45 p.m. May 26 through Sept. 4, and on the second Saturday of the month May through Oct. $2 per person fee for adults and children age 6 and up. Children under 6 free.


• Farmer’s Market Wednesdays through Oct. 14 at 4 p.m., Lake Township Administration Building, 27975 Cummings Rd., Lake Township.

• Genoa Farmer’s Market every other Saturday through Oct 10, Town Hall parking lot, downtown Genoa.

• June 1-Aug. 25: Grandparents Mondays, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Half-price admission on Mondays for grandparents with grandchildren.

• Aug. 25-Jan. 10: "White House Pets: Ambassadors at Large" & "White House Horses," Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Dillon House, Fremont. A pair of special exhibits on loan from the White House Historical Association that explore the four-footed residents of the White House. 800-998-7737 or

Aug. 1-19: 2009 National Trophy Pistol & Rifle Matches, Camp Perry, Port Clinton. The National Matches offer competitive shooting in pistol, smallbore and rifle matches. Programs for beginners are also available. 419-635-2141 ext. 1101 or

Aug. 1: 32nd Annual Night Under Fire, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk. 419-668-5555

Aug. 1: Jerry Lippus Memorial Classic Car and Truck Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Madison St., Port Clinton. Over 150 vehicles line the streets of downtown Port Clinton, plus food, music, and fun. 419-734-5503.

Aug. 1: Art Show, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., the Old Stone Church & Museum, Kelleys Island. Art paintings, crafts and more. 419-746-2399.

Aug. 4-10: Wood County Fair, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Agricultural displays, grandstand entertainment featuring Little Big Town, harness racing, tractor truck pulls, midway rides, food and more.

Aug. 5 & 19: Verandah Concerts, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. 6:45-8 p.m. Free outdoor concert from the verandah of the home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. Bring you own chair. Free ice cream social

Aug. 6-9: NABF College World Series presented by Buckeye Cable Sports Network. Sixteen summer college baseball teams qualify through regional tournaments across the country for this 31-game, wood bat showcase at Ned Skeldon Stadium, Scott Park (UT), Owens Community College, and Bowman Park. 419-936-3884 or

Aug. 6-9: Northwest Ohio Rib-Off, Lucas County Fairgrounds, Maumee. Besides eating ribs, the Rib-Off offers children’s activities and a slab of smokin’ good entertainment, provided by a number of the area’s best bands.

Aug. 7: June 19: Music in the Park, Lake Township Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd., Millbury. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland perform.

Aug. 7-9: 18th Annual Ames Performance Tri Power Pontiac Nationals, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk. or

Aug. 7: Pemberville’s Cruisin’ Nite, downtown Pemberville. 5-8 p.m. Free registration. Classic cars, food, strolling entertainment, `50s and `60s music. 419-287-3274.

Aug. 7: Music in the Park, Williams Park, Gibsonburg. 7 p.m. Free. Dana Dorsey and The Blue Notes entertain with Big Band Music. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments available. 419-637-7746 or

Aug. 7-8: Ohio’s South of the Border Festival, Perrysburg Heights Community Park, Perrysburg. Food, dancing, rides, games and more. 419-874-4529.

Aug. 12-15: Pemberville Free Fair, Memorial Park, Pemberville. Wednesday thru Friday 1-11 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Amusements, contests, nightly entertainment and more. Quilt show on the 14th. Grand Parade on the 16th at 1 p.m. 419-287-3832 or

Aug. 14: June 19: Music in the Park, Lake Township Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd., Millbury. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 14: Maumee Summer Fair/Taste of Maumee, Uptown Maumee. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Arts & crafts, entertainment, food and a classic car show.

Aug. 15: Conservation Day, East Harbor State Park, Marblehead. Fun and educational “hands on” activities.

Aug. 15-24: Downtown Fremont Creative Construction. See creative structures built by local businesses and industry, using the packaging of their products, the actual products, or items related to their business. 419-332-8696 or

Aug. 16: 35th Annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival, Consaul Street between Front and Milford in Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood. Noon-9 p.m. A celebration of the community’s ethnic heritage. Hungarian and ethnic foods, entertainment, cultural displays, crafts and more.

Aug. 16: 53rd Annual Halupki Festival, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, 114 E. Main St., Marblehead.

Aug. 21-23: National Tractor Pulling Championships, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. The world’s largest outdoor pulling event featuring five sessions of premier truck and tractor pulling on two tracks.

Aug. 22: Pollyball and Polly-Palooza, International Park beach volleyball complex. Volleyball by day, live music by night.

Aug. 22-23: 5th Annual Levis Commons Fine Art Fair, The Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg. Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 135 juried artist booths.

Aug. 22: Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show, between the S.S. Willis B. Boyer museum ship and the restaurants at The Docks. International Park, Toledo. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 419-255-BOAT.

Aug. 24-28: Civil War Week, various locations, Lakeside. 866-952-5374 or

Aug. 25: Super Cruise-In, downtown Genoa. Info: Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce at 419-855-3225.

Aug. 25-30: Sandusky County Fair, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. One of Ohio’s largest county fairs with amusement rides, cheerleading competition, circus and free entertainment in the afternoons. Also a tractor pull, truck races, demo derbies and more.

Aug. 28-30: German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, Oregon, Oh. Northwest Ohio’s oldest ethnic festival featuring non-stop music & entertainment. Shop the Import Haus, dance or watch the stone-throwing contest. Traditional and modern German music, German-American foods and baked goods, continuous entertainment, Hummel look-alike contest, soccer games and more.

Aug. 28-30: 8th Annual Goodguys DuPont Blue Suede Cruise, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk. or

Aug. 29: Key West Days at Put-in-Bay, various locations, Put-in-Bay. Island entertainers who perform on Put-in-Bay in the summer and at Key West in the winter will participate in the first "Key West Days at Put-in-Bay."

Aug. 30: Pearson Metroparks 75th Anniversary/ Pearson North Dedication, 2-6 p.m., Pearson Metropark, Packer-Hammersmith Center, Oregon. Visit the restored Johlin Cabin, an authentic Great Black Swamp home; enjoy an ice cream social; classic cars; a model boat exhibition; pedal boats on the pond; music; food; and more. The event begins with the formal dedication of Pearson North at 2 p.m. at the new Seaman Road entrance. Festivities continue until 6 p.m. at the Packer-Hammersmith Center.

Aug. 30: AMC Glass City Car Show, Veterans Park, Genoa. Noon-4 p.m.

Sept. 4-6: 17th Annual Probell Ten Grand Nationals, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk.

Sept. 4-5: Labor Day Weekend Activities, East Harbor State Park, Marblehead.

Sept. 4: Pemberville’s Cruisin’ Nite, downtown Pemberville, 5-8 p.m. Free registration. Classic cars, food, strolling entertainment, `50s and `60s music. 419-287-3274.

Sept. 4: Music in the Park, Williams Park, Gibsonburg. 7 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments available. 419-637-7746 or

Sept. 5-7: Milan Melon Festival, on the Village Square (SR 113), Milan. Rides, games, contests, antique car show and live musical entertainment. 419-499-.4909 or

Sept. 5: Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall Parking Lot, 109 Perry St, Port Clinton.

Sept. 5-7: SCRAP Tractor & Engine Show, White Star Park, Gibsonburg. Sat.& Sun. 8 a.m. to dusk; Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Displays of antique tractors, engines, cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm equipment. 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. 419-862-3750 or



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