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Published: Thursday, 8/22/2013

Rossford Riverfest takes place Saturday

● Veteran’s Memorial Park/Rossford Marina will transform into a fun zone 4- 11 p.m. Saturday for the second annual Rossford Riverfest. Fireworks will light up the sky and the park grounds will be filled with inflatables and carnival games. The event hosted by the Rossford Business Association and the Rossford Recreation Department will also feature several outdoor tournaments. Live music will be provided by Wilson Lake & the Rock Bass from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and the Connor Rose Band, starting at 7 p.m. There will be a beer garden for guests age 21 and older, 50/50 raffles, and food by Bialecki’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Country Lane BBQ, Frank’s Fries, Java Sensations, Jeanie’s Weenies, and Marco’s Pizza. Admission to the beer tent is $1. Proceeds will go toward scholarships awarded to local high school students. Parking will be available at Eagle Point Elementary School, with overflow parking at Rossford High School. A shuttle service will be provided. Information: 419-662-2905 or rossfordba.com or rossfordrecreation.com.

● Antique, classic, and historical watercraft will flood the banks of the Maumee River this weekend for the Toledo Yacht Club’s Antique & Classic Boat Show, presented by Ramsey Brothers Restorations. Boats will be displayed on land and in the water, allowing enthusiasts to relive maritime history on the Great Lakes. Many classic and antique cars also will be on display. Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland will perform live Dixieland Jazz from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday. The show also features a Marine Mart with items for sale, historical displays, models, and art. Admission is $4 per person. Children 10 and younger are free. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

● The self-described “rock and roll band with horns,” Chicago, will take the stage at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The band formed in Chicago in 1967 and began as a politically charged, sometimes experimental rock band before moving to a softer sound, generating several hit ballads. Chicago had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s and over the course of its career has had five No. 1 albums and 21 Top 10 singles, second only to the Beach Boys in Billboard singles and albums chart success among American bands. Tickets to the show at the zoo are $76, $56, and $38.50 and can be purchased at the zoo box office, Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com.



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