April showers bring May flowers - and a whirlwind of spring activities in the Toledo area, starting with May Day.
These events are all on May 1:
Community and Business Leaders Prayer Breakfast, 7-8:45 a.m., Gladieux Meadows.
Members Appreciation Day, 5:30 p.m., the Toledo Club.
Style Show/Reception for Babe Zaharias Golf Classic to benefit American Cancer Society, 5:30 p.m., Heather Downs Country Club.
Toledo Day Nursery's Fund Kick-Off Party, 6 p.m., home of Bruce and Betsy Rumpf.
Toledo Animal Shelter Auxiliary lunch/style show, 11:30 a.m., Inverness Club.
Towne Club spring lunch, 11:30 a.m., Toledo Country Club.
Mingling with Mefty fund-raiser for Children's Miracle Network, 4:30-7 p.m., Central Park West.
The rest of the month is busy, too:
Antiques Show and Sale with the Keno twins to benefit Maumee Valley Country Day School, May 2-4, at the school.
University of Toledo Minority Alumni Affiliate Recognition Dinner, 6 p.m. May 2, Student Union.
Sunset Retirement Celeb Wait Night, seatings at 5:30 and 8 p.m. May 2, Stone Oak Country Club.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill dinner/performance benefit, 6:30 p.m. May 2, Stranahan Great Hall.
Fort Meigs Museum and Education Center grand opening, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3 and 4, Perrysburg.
Kentucky Derby party, 4:30 p.m. May 3, Sylvania Country Club.
Derby Days exhibit opening reception, 4-7 p.m. May 3, 20 North Gallery.
New Member Gala/Spring Dance, 6:30 p.m. May 3, Toledo Country Club.
Taste of the Nation, 5-9 p.m. May 4, Gumbo's Bayou Grill.
Toledo Hospital Auxiliary spring lunch/style show, 11:30 a.m. May 6, Toledo Country Club.
Women of Toledo lunch by St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary, 11:30 a.m. May 6, Inverness Club.
Profit and Pleasures Literary Group Lunch, noon May 6, Carranor Hunt and Polo Club.
Advertising Club/Old New Boys Mardi Parti benefit, 6 p.m. May 6, Gumbo's Bayou Grill.
Lourdes College Auxiliary lunch, “Landscaping with Color,” by Bill Bettinger, 11:30 a.m. May 8, Highland Meadows Golf Club.
League of Women Voters of Toledo/Lucas County dinner with Ohio Supreme Court Justice Alice Robie Resnick, 6:30 p.m. May 8, Inverness Club.
Toledo Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale, 4-8 p.m. May 8 for members' preview, May 9-11 for public sale.
Wine, Art, and Jazz Festival, May 9-10, Catawba Island Club.
Wood County Republican Club reception with George V. Voinovich, 6-8 p.m. May 9, home of Jack Sculfort.
Maumee River Yacht Club Commodore's Ball, 6:30 p.m. May 9, Central Union Plaza.
Black and White Ball for the Arts Commission, 7:30 p.m. May 10, former Boody House Restaurant, Fort Industry Square.
Arty Party by Toledo Museum of Art Aides for cafe renovation, 7 p.m. May 10 for the preview, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. May 11 for a local artists' sidewalk art show, at the museum.
Ladies Oriental Shrine's Dendarah Chorus lunch, 11:30 a.m. May 10, Toledo Zoo African Lodge.
Toledo Day Nursery Friends lunch, 11:30 a.m. May 13, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Main Branch, McMaster Lobby.
Little Sisters of the Poor dinner/auction, 6:30 p.m. May 15, Toledo Country Club.
Toledo Opera Gala, 7 p.m. May 16, Grand Aire Hangar, Toledo Express Airport.
Administrative Professionals brunch/style show, 9:30 a.m. May 17, Toledo Zoo African Lodge.
Celeb Wait Dinner Dance by Bowling Green State University Falcon Club for athletic scholarships, 6 p.m. May 17, BGSU Anderson Arena.