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The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc will host a New York tribute to Frank Sinatra Sept. 13 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the W.W. Knight Center, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg.  

The evening will begin at 4:30 p.m. with non-alcoholic cocktails followed by an Italian-style dinner and dessert sponsored by the Kingston Residence of Perrysburg and live entertainment provided by singer and actor Michael Sonata, of Canton, Ohio.

Sonata’s tribute includes more than 90 songs that Sinatra recorded. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at any Wood County Senior Center, by calling 1-800-367-4935 or e-mailing

The event is sponsored by The Wood County Committee on Aging, Browning Masonic Retirement Community and Kingston Residence of Perrysburg.

Butterfly festival
The naturalists of Maumee Bay State Park invite the community to participate in the magical migratory journey of the monarch butterfly Sept. 5 at noon at the Milton B. Trautman Nature Center located near the Quilter Lodge.


Festivities will include games, an informational slide show, butterfly crafts, cookie decorating and a monarch tagging demonstration as hundreds of monarch butterflies are released for their migration to Mexico.

The demonstrations are free, however there will be a $3 wristband fee to participate in children’s crafts. Proceeds from the sale of wristbands will be donated to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation.

Throughout the summer, park naturalists and volunteers have worked daily in a butterfly-rearing project at the Nature Center, raising hundreds of monarchs from eggs and releasing them throughout the summer to increase the local wild populations. The butterflies released at the festival will journey to wintering sites in the forests of Mexico
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For more information, call 419-836-9117.

Positive Aging
The James “Wes” Hancock Oregon Senior Center will host professionals speaker and ballroom dancer Olga Christina Boone, soon to be 102 years old, Sept. 14 for a Tuesday-evening supper.

Boone will discuss “Positive Images of Aging.” The suggested meal donation is $2.50 for those 60 and older and $5.50 for all others. Reservations are requested at least 24 hours in advance and may be made by calling 419-698-7078.

The senior center is located at 5760 Bayshore Rd., at the corner of Bayshore and Stadium.

Women’s Connection
All area men and women are invited to the “Annual Guest Night” dinner and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.

Dan Neman, new food editor for The Blade, will share tips on grilling and other cooking ideas. “Skip” Jacobs from Oregon will provide vocal and guitar entertainment. Doug Dickson, from Powell, Ohio, will discuss “The Search for Significance.”

The price is $10.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-1633.

Boat show set
This weekend, in conjunction with the S.S. Willis B. Boyer Museum Ship and Ramsey Brothers Restorations, the fourth annual Toledo Antique & Classic Boat Show will take place at the Toledo Maritime Center, 1701 Front St., Toledo.

The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.  For more information, visit

Boating enthusiasts of all ages are invited to come and enjoy a day of reliving maritime history on the Great Lakes and Maumee River. There will be dozens of boats displayed on land and in the water ranging from the 1920’s era through the modern day replicas bearing historic names such as Chris Craft, Dart, Gar Wood, and Lyman.

The show will also feature vintage unlimited hydroplanes Such Crust IV & Miss U.S. 1, as well as a visit from the Detroit-based passenger vessel Diamond Belle and an expanded marine memorabilia mart.

Admission is $3 per person per day (children 10 and younger are free), which includes admission to the S.S. Willis B. Boyer Museum Ship. Free trolley service will be available between the Boyer and the Toledo Skyway Marina.

The show will serve as a kick-off for the creation of the National Great Lakes Maritime Museum at the Toledo Maritime Center and will incorporate exhibits from the Great Lakes Historical Society.




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