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• Through Aug. 14: “The Wildlife Art of Bob Hines,” Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Ohio native Robert Hines (1912-1994) holds the distinction of being the only U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee hired as a full-time artist. Despite almost no formal training, his artistic talent was recognized worldwide. Hines also was key in developing the federal Duck Stamp program and had one of his works accepted. This exclusive exhibit showcases his life and his work on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. 1-800-998-PRES,www.rbhayes.org.
• Through-Aug. 5: “Refraction/Reflection,” Works on Paper Galleries, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo. The exhibition of 125 photographs from the TMA collection focuses on themes of light, shadow, and reflection. Photographic images from the beginnings of the medium in the 19th century through contemporary times will be displayed. 419-255-8000, www.toledomuseum.org.
• Through Aug. 26: “Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Russian-born Jules Olitski (1922–2007) first gained international acclaim as a Color Field painter, one of a group of highly regarded artists employing intense color in abstract form as the carrier of emotional meaning. 419-255-8000, www.toledomuseum.org.
• Through-Sept. 2: “For the Birds,” Toledo Museum of Art, Gallery 18, 2445 Monroe St. An exhibit celebrating the rich diversity of avian art in the TMA permanent collection, delighting both art- and nature-lovers alike. 419-255-8000, www.toledomuseum.org.
• Through Sept. 9: “Color Ignited,” Wolfe Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. An exhibition showcasing studio glass created during the past half-century, spotlighting pivotal work by Toledo Workshop participants as well as by major artists working in the medium since then. 419-255-8000, www.toledomuseum.org.
• Through Sept. 16 – “The Gilded Age of Haviland China” exhibit, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. American ingenuity challenged the European bastions of fine china production during the 19th Century as evidenced by this exhibit of some of Haviland's earliest pieces (1850-1890). 800-998-PRES, www.rbhayes.org.
• Sept. 11-Jan 27, 2013: “Tales of Travel from the President's Attic,” Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. An exhibit chronicling the world travels of descendants of President Rutherford B. Hayes as evidenced by steamer trunks and other artifacts left in the Hayes Home attic.rbhayes.org
• Sept. 14-16 to Oct. 26-28: HalloWeekends, Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky. Creatures of the night come alive at Cedar Point's annual celebration of spooks and screams. www.cedarpoint.com.
• Oct. 7-Jan. 20, 2013: “Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the Kobal Foundation,” Galleries 4, 5, 9, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo.
• 2012 Sculpture in the Village, Williams Park, Gibsonburg. The sculptures in the park represent many of the most prominent sculptors from Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont and will be on display for one year for all to enjoy. Admission is free, but the experience is priceless.
• Hike the Dikes, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 15 and Oct. 13. Meet at the Migratory Bird Center for the approximately 90-minute walks. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
• 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 or blankets, cocktails, food and enjoy some cool jazz during the hot summer nights. www.toledo-garden.org.
• Pemberville Cruisin’ Nights, First Thursday of June, July, August and September, downtown Pemberville.
• Woodville Mall Cruise-In Gang, every Monday through Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. in front of The Andersons, Woodville Road, Northwood. Info: Cruisin Zeake at 419-509-5066 or www.cruisinzeake.com.
• Cous Cruz-In, first and third Tuesdays through Oct. 2, 6 to 8 p.m., Cousino’s Steak House, 1824 Woodville Rd., Oregon. www.curisinzeake.com.
• Genoa Super Cruise-Ins, last Tuesday of the month through Aug. 28, 6-8 p.m., Main Street, downtown Genoa. www.cruisinzeake.com.
• Saturdays and Sundays through-Sept. 23: Live Harness Racing Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. 419-476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.
• Oct. 7-Jan. 1, 2013, “Manet: Portraying Life,” Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. The exhibition, sponsored by BP America and Block Communications, Inc., represents the first in-depth display of nearly 40 portraits by Manet (1832-1883) of family, friends, and political, literary and artistic celebrities of Parisian life. Many of the portraits were painted in casual settings and come to Toledo from museums in Europe, Japan and North America at a packing and shipping cost of nearly $50,000 each. 419-255-8000, www.toledomuseum.org.
July 4: The Toledo Blade’s Red, White & Kaboom Fireworks, noon-11 p.m., Promenade and Festival Parks, Toledo. www.redwhitekaboom.com.
July 4: Independence Day Concert, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont, 2-3:30 p.m., Free and open to the public. 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 activities 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 6-8: Marblehead Summerfest 2012, James Park, Main & Francis streets, Marblehead. Free. Carnival rides and games, vendors, bake sale, live entertainment and more. 419-798-4177.
July 7: Summer on the Farm, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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, www.saudervillage.org.
July 7: Fiddle Contest, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 1 p.m. Fiddlers from throughout the tri-state region gather to compete. 800-590-9755, www.saudervillage.org.
July 7-8: Toledo Harbor Lighthouse 107-Year 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, www.toledoharborlighthouse.org.
July 10-15: Lucas Co. Fair, Lucas Co. Fairgrounds, 2901 Key St., Maumee. www.lucascountyfair.com.
July 13-15: 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 13-15: 8th Annual African American Festival, Scott Park Campus, University of Toledo. Gospel, live entertainment, vendors, rides, parade and commences with a citywide praise and worship gospel celebration. www.toledourban.com/TUFCU/AAF.aspx.
July 14: Hayes Homes Restoration Open House, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. The public is invited to view results of the four-year historically accurate restoration of the home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. Abbreviated tours of the downstairs rooms will be offered. rbhayes.org.
July 14: Ottawa County ArtCrawl, Ottawa County galleries. Experience the arts and talents that Ottawa County has to offer. Visit portclintonarts.org for locations and times..
July 16-22: 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.
June 18: 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 21: 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. Free. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
July 21: 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 21: 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 23: ADA Day, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. 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 28-29: Fisher-Price PlayDate, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Check out the hottest new toys, meet friendly characters and have a blast.
July 28: GroveFest, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes & Buckland, Fremont. Croquet play, entertainment, car show, fundraising auction and more. www.rbhayes.org.
July 30-Aug. 6: Wood Co. Fair, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Featuring agricultural displays, entertainment, food, demonstrations and more. www.woodcounty-fair.com.
Aug. 3: 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. 4-5: 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. 5: 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. 6-12: Jamie Farr Toledo Classic presented by Kroger, Owens Corning and O-I, Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania. www.jamiefarrtoledoclassic.com.
Aug. 9-12: 29th 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. 9-13: “The Moving Wall,” half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will visit Depot Park in Elmore. www.themovingwall.org.
Aug. 10-11: 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. 12: AAA Classic Car & Truck Show, AAA Northwest Ohio, 7150 W. Central Ave., Toledo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cruisin’ Zeake and his Oldies Machine, Miniature Car Show, door prizes and more. 419-843-1287.
Aug. 15-18: Pemberville Free Fair, downtown Pemberville, O. Entertainment, contests, arts & crafts, parade, exhibitions and more. www.pembervillefair.org.
Aug. 15: 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. 15-18: Rug Hooking Exhibit, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Rug hooking demonstrations, workshops and vendor booths. www.saudervillage.org.
Aug. 17-19: National Tractor-Pulling Championships, Wood Co. Fairgrounds, 13800 Poe Rd., Bowling Green. www.pulltown.com.
Aug. 18: Maumee Summer Fair, Uptown Maumee, Conant St., Maumee. Parade, arts & crafts, entertainment, kids’ area, Bow Wow Bash and more. www.maumeeuptown.com.
Aug. 18-19: 8th 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. 21-26: Sandusky Co. Fair. Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
Aug. 18-19: 38th 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. 18: Lake Erie Waterfowlers Festival, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Duck calling, retriever trials, decoy contest, fishing pond and vendors. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
Aug. 24-26: German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Northwest Ohio’s oldest ethnic festival featuring non-stop music & entertainment. Shop at the Import Haus, dance or watch the stone-throwing contest. Enjoy traditional and modern German music, German-American foods and baked goods, continuous entertainment, a children’s Hummel look-alike contest, live glockenspiel, soccer games, free parking, children’s rides and more. www.gafsociety.org.
Aug. 25: Barbershop Sing, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring the Men of Independence, from Independence, O. www.saudervillage.org.
Aug. 25-16: “Life in Early Ohio,” Fort Meigs State Memorial, Fort Meigs Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, Watch “lost” historic skills including blacksmithing, coopering and tinsmithing are just a few historic skills. www.fortmeigs.org.
Sept. 1: 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.
Sept. 1-3: Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, Milan, O. www.milanmelonfestival.org.
Sept. 2: Glacial Glimpses, Glacial Grooves, Kelleys Island. Discover on of Ohio’s greatest geological marvels. www.kelleysislandchamber.com.
Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25: 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. 7-9: 41st 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. 7-9: 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. 8: Grub N` Suds Motorcycle Festival, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Depot Park, Elmore. Sponsored by the Elmore Historical Society and A.B.A.T.E of Ohio Region 7, the festival will feature more than 1,000 motorcycles, a poker run, live bands, bike games and contests with lots of food and beer. www.elmorehs.tripod.com.
Sept. 8: Butterfly Festival, Kelleys Island Historical Museum, 222-224 Division St. Free kelleysislandhistorical.org.
Sept. 8-9: Pioneer Days, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue. Travel back in time as history comes alive. Experience various aspects of life in the 1700s and 1800s. www.lymevillage.org.
Sept. 9: Grandparents Day, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Grandparents are admitted free when they bring their grandchildren to the zoo.
Sept. 9: 55th Annual Sylvania Arts and Crafts Festival, Lourdes College – Franciscan Theater and Conference Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring more than 300 juried arts and crafts artisans from throughout the country, plus entertainment, an expanded children’s area and more. www.sylvaniachamber.org.
Sept. 9: 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 refreshments, kids’ activities, re-enactments and more. www.toledogarden.org.
Sept. 11-16: Celebrate Our Artisans, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Special demonstrations, daily drawings and more. www.saudervillage.org.
Sept. 14-16: Grugelfest, Park Inn Hotel, 101 N. Summit St., Toledo. Featuring five bands in two venues with four sessions over three days. www.grugelfest.com.
Sept. 15: Annual Brewery Festival: Milan Brew Haha, Milan Historical Museum, 10 N. Edison Dr., Milan, O. Tastings, appetizers, raffles, merchandise, and music. milanhistory.org.
Sept. 15: Genoa Street Fair, downtown Genoa.
Sept. 18: 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. 22: 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. 22-23: Lake Erie Wing Watch Family Weekend, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. Lots of free family fun. www.lakeeriewingwatch.com.
Sept. 26-29: 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. 28-30: 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.
Oct. 5-6: 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. 6-7: 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. 6-7: All Aboard Train Event, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. See model trains, garden scale trains and more. www.saudervillage.org.
Oct. 6: Nature at Night Hike, Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 9 p.m. Free. Discover the sounds of the marsh at night. friendsofmageemarsh.org.
Oct. 6: 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. 13-14: 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. 13: Fall on the Farm & Scout Day, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Family fun awaits 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. 18-19: 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. 20-21: 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. 26-27: 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. 27: Pemberville Autumn Fest on the River, downtown Pemberville, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: Todd Sheets at 419-287-3274.
Oct. 27-28: 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. 27: 8th Annual Tombstone Derby, Depot Park, Elmore. Pumpkin-carving contests, Ghoulish food, Haunted Historical Cabin, Parade of Fools, Cadaver Toss Contest and more. www.elmorehs.tripod.com.
Oct. 27: Boo! At the Boardwalk, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 6-8 p.m. Meet at the west end of the boardwalk. Costume parade at 7 p.m. Visit stations along the boardwalk to learn about wildlife. Treats, surprises and fun. 419-898-0960, ext. 31 or www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
Oct. 27-28: Woodcarver’s Show & Sale & Butchering Day, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. A special weekend filled with unique artistry and family fun. www.saudervillage.org.
Oct. 28: Pumpkin Palooza, Milan Historical Museum, 10 Edison Dr., Milan. Enjoy a free afternoon of harvest fun including pumpkin painting, games, costume contest and more. milanhistory.org.
Nov. 16-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. 17: 2012 Downtown Holiday Parade, downtown Toledo. 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: Christmas in the Village/Festival of Trees, downtown Pemberville. www.beekersgeneralstore.com.
Nov. 25: 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. 25-Jan. 6, 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. 2: Holiday Open House at the Bird Center, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 1-5 p.m. Kids’ activities, local vendors offering unique items for sale, refreshments, live music and more. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
Dec. 6, 13, 20 & 27, Ice-carving Demonstrations, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A cool way to increase the fun on your visit to Lights Before Christmas visit. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Dec. 8-9: 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. 9: 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. 26-30: 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.
Dec. 31: 16th Walleye Madness at Midnight, Downtown Port Clinton, 3 p.m.-midnight. Free. Fun and excitement for the whole family. www.walleyemadness.com.
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