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PEACH WEEKENDER | SPECIAL EVENTS

Perrysburg Winterfest kicks off on Friday

Events planned in downtown Perrysburg, at Levis Commons

Perrysburg Winterfest begins at 5 p.m. Friday and runs through Sunday afternoon, with events in downtown Perrysburg and at Levis Commons. More than 15,000 people are expected to attend.

The festival, organized by Downtown Perrysburg Inc. and Levis Commons, is a National Ice Carving Association sanctioned event. In addition to ice carvings, there will be music, food, craft beer, wine, horse-drawn carriage rides, and family activities.

The event will host the 2017 U.S. National Ice Carving Championship. Twenty first-class master and professional ice carvers will compete for $15,000 of prize money and the national title. The first round of the championships is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Levis Commons. The second round is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Perrysburg, which also will be the location for the championship award ceremony at 4 p.m. Information at perrysburgwinterfest.org.

■ If you’re looking to spruce up your home, make tracks this weekend to SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., for the HBA of Greater Toledo House & Home Show.

The event will feature more than 150 displays by regional builders, remodelers, and industry professionals, including the 2016 HBA Showcase Home presented by Squires Development Company. This home features the latest styles in kitchen, bath, great rooms, entertainment, and outdoor living — including a built-in swimming pool.

Hours are 3-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 in advance at The Andersons or the SeaGate Box Office, and $10 at the door. Kids 12 and younger  get in free.

More information at 419-473-2507 or toledohba.com

■ The 1955 romantic thriller, To Catch a Thief, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the film stars Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Tickets are $5.

■ Two-time Grammy award-winning country singer Travis Tritt performs at 7 p.m. Friday at the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Tickets are $39 to $59. More information at etix.com.

Tritt is a Grand Ole Opry member and triple-certified platinum recording artist.

■ Graeme of Thrones, an unauthorized parody of the HBO hit show Game of Thrones, will be performed at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., Toledo. Popular in London, the show is for mature audiences only. Tickets are $38 to $58. Information at valentinetheatre.com.

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