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Published: Wednesday, 7/16/2008

What's on: Areawide

• Maumee Bay Kite Flyers Weekend, July 18-20, Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon. Kite-flying workshops and demonstrations. Details: 419-836-8828.

• Five Point Steam Threshers reunion, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20 at State Rt. 199 and Bayer Road, Perrysburg Township. Plowing demonstrations begin 1 p.m. Antique tractors, steam engines, and gas engines; sweet corn, homemade bean soup available. Free admission. Rain date, July 27.

• Rotary Club of Toledo meets at noon Mondays at the Park Inn, 101 North Summit St. July 21: U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) will speak on What s Happening in Washington. July 28: Bruce Baumhower, speaker. Aug. 4: Speakers on What s Happening in State Government. Information: 419-241-7060.

Concerts

• Wednesday Brown Bag Concerts downtown Toledo, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., north lawn of Main Library, 325 Michigan St. July 23: Bonkers plays oldies. July 30, Tapestry plays Celtic, folk, and pop music. Aug. 6, Rodney Parker and Liberty Beach, modern country music.

• Lunch at Levis Square in downtown Toledo at Madison Ave. and St. Clair St., Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. July 17: Greg Hayes & Friends, progressive blues rock. July 24: Touched Trio, jazz. July 31: Extra Stout, Irish genre. Aug. 7 will be On the Beach, rock n roll. Aug. 14 will be Johnny Rodriguez, light rock. Aug. 21 will be Chris Shutters Band, rock & blues. Playing will be Laura Sailer, acoustic rock.

• Music at the Bay, Maumee Bay State park, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon, 5-6:30 p.m. July 26. ABQ will perform at the outdoor amphitheater. Take a lawn chair.

Community Theater

• Willy Wonka Junior, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., 7:30 p.m. July 17-18 and 2:30 p.m. July 20. Adult $7, students and seniors $5.

• The Secret Garden, a musical, Millennium Theatre, Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 South Reynolds Rd., 7:30 p.m. July 25-26 and 2 p.m. July 27. Adult $8, students/seniors, $5.

• Disney s High School Musical, 7 p.m. July 24, 8 p.m. July 31, Aug. 1-2, and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. Tickets: Adult $12. Students, seniors, child $10.

Festivals

• Our Lady of Lourdes Festival, 6149 Hill Ave., 6 to 10:30 p.m. July 17, 6 p.m. to midnight July 18, 3 p.m. to midnight July 19, and 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 20. Crafts, poker, live music, cake booth, food, and silent auction. Chicken barbecue on July 20.

t Middle Eastern Summer Festival at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 3754 Woodley Rd., 4 p.m. to midnight July 18, noon to midnight July 19, and noon to 6 p.m. July 20. Children 10 years and under admitted free. Admission July 18-19 is $3 and on July 20, $2. Middle Eastern foods, music, and dance. Children s activities.

• Ottawa County Fair, Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 West State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, now through July 20. Details: 419-898-1971.

• Bugfest at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, noon-4 p.m. July 19, 13229 West State Rt. 2, Oak Harbor. Five stations with information on various insects. Songs by Musical Mark. Refreshments available, including edible insects. Details: 419-898-0960, ext. 31.

Sports Camps

• St. Francis de Sales football camp for boys entering grades 5-9, 8:30 a.m. to noon, July 21-24. Cost, $50. Registration form: www,sfstoledo.org or 419-531-1618.

• Back to Skillz sports camp for ages 5-12, Trinity Lutheran Church, 4560 Glendale Ave., 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11-15. Cost, $10. Registration: 419-385-2301.

Metroparks

• Ohio Prairie Association conference, Northwest Ohio Prairies from the Ground Up, July 18-19, Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 South Reynolds Rd. Speakers, field trips to prairie restoration projects. Details: www.ohioprairies.org

• Full moon walk at Swan Creek Metropark, 4659 Airport Hwy., 9-10 p.m. July 18, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and Sept. 15.

• Maumee River canoe float, 1-3 p.m. July 19, Aug. 16, and Sept. 20 for adults and children ages 13 and older. One adult required in each canoe; two persons per canoe. Location, reservations: 419-407-9700.

• Pearson Metropark by Night, 8:30 to 9:5 p.m. July 24, Packer-Hammersmith Center, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon. A walk to look for and listen to wildlife at night. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

• Oak Openings family overnight, 7 p.m. July 26 through 10 a.m. July 27, Pine Ridge area of Oak Openings. Take your own tent; limit of two tents per family. Cost, $30 for family for four, $5 each additional person. Reservations required: 419-407-9700.

• Civil War Night Boat Rides, Providence Metropark, Historical Area, 13827 U.S. 24 West, Aug. 2 from 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Glide down the Miami & Erie Canal as you listen to Civil War stories by the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Fee, $10. Reservations: 419-407-9700. Limited seating.

Crafts, Art

• Art on the Mall, University of Toledo Centennial Mall, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27. Annual Kick-Off Gala by the UT Alumni Association, 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 26 in the UT Student Union Auditorium, main campus. Cost, $50. For tickets or to volunteer, call 419-530-2586.

• Dog Days of Summer Festival looking for crafters and vendors for Aug. 3 event, noon to 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Little Sisters of the Poor. Cost, $25. Call 419-836-9082.

• Tontogany Festival, crafters needed Aug. 9. $15 for a space. Call 419-823-3359.

• Downtown Monroe Fine Arts Festival looking for artists, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 9 and noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 10, East First and Washington streets. Booth rental for 2 days is $100. Applications: 734-242-1472.

• Monclova Homecoming SummerFest looking for craft and flea market vendors for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 event at the Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd. Call 419-861-1336.

• Uptown Family Festival, St. Paul s United Methodist Church, 201 South Monroe St. Crafters and food vendors needed Aug. 16-17. Cost for both days is $25. Call 419-243-8284.

• Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, crafters needed Aug. 31. Call 419-836-7681

• Show and Bazaar at St. Paul s Episcopal Church, 798 South Coy Rd., crafters needed Sept. 6. For application, call 419-691-9400.

• Genoa Street Fair, looking for food vendors, businesses, crafters, musical groups, vendors for Farmers Market, non-profit organizations, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. Call 419-855-7221 or 419-250-3239.

• St. Michael s Altar Society craft show, 502 West Front St., Monroe, Mich., 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Tables for crafters available: 734-241-7950.

Health, Education

• Healthy Toledo offers two free seminars at the Church on Strayer, 3000 Strayer Rd., Maumee: Spinal Health, 6-7:30 p.m. July 22, and a talk on holistic medicine, 7-8:30 p.m. July 30. Information: 419-866-2094 ext. 20.

• LEGO Battle Bots program for ages 8-13, 1 to 4 p.m. July 21-25., Owens Community College s Workforce and Community Services, Tracy Road in Northwood. Fee, $120. To register, call 567-661-7357.

• COSI on Wheels: Chromatography, how to separate different mixtures, 2 p.m. July 23, Kent Branch Library 3101 Collingwood Blvd., 2 p.m. July 29 at Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., and 3 p.m. July 30 at Lagrange Branch, 3422 Lagrange St.

• Teacher Workshop, Civics and Patriotism: From Wolcotts to Washington, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Maumee Valley Historical Society and Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1031 River Rd., Maumee. Four contact hours offered. Fee, $12, includes lunch. Register by Aug. 8 at www.wolcotthouse.org or 419-893-9602.

• YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral: information on becoming a child-care provider and locating affordable child care in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Williams, and Wood counties. Information: 1-800-632-3052.

• Childbirth education classes at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Drive, Oregon. Sign up: 419-690-7735.

• English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), class offered at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thurdays at Owens Community College, Workforce and Community Services building, for those interested in improving English-speaking skills. Class is free. Information: 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7160.

• Community Writers workshop for area residents who enjoy writing prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Owens Community College, College Hall Room 156 D. Information: 567-661-7385.

• GED test preparation and practice tests for adults: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-9 p.m. at 7035 Madison St., Holland, or Wednesdays from 12:30-8:30 p.m. at 6850 Monroe St., Room 210, Sylvania. Information: 419-867-5763.

• GED test preparation offered at Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. GED classes, practice tests, instruction in math, reading, and writing offered at no charge. Information: 419-473-2364.

• Hypnosis clinics to stop smoking or lose weight, American Lung Association. $50. Information: 1-800-231-5864.

• In-home respite financial assistance program by the Alzheimer s Association. Eligible families could receive up to $150 for in-home respite. Information: 1-800-272-3900.

• Smoking cessation program at Hospital, a series of four classes each month, $58. Day or evening classes. Information: 419-291-8033.

• Smoke Stoppers Staying Stopped, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre, Oregon.

Fish Fries

• Alva Sidle Post 232 American Legion, 5-7 p.m. July 18 at the post, 12580 River Rd. (U.S. 24), Grand Rapids. Cost is $8 for all you can eat.

• Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, 2020 West Alexis Rd., Fridays 5-7 p.m.

• Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, Fridays from 5-8 p.m. Cost, $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, and chicken.

• VFW Post 3013, 5-7 p.m. Fridays at 1950 South Eber Rd., Holland.

Training

• Roofers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee applications accepted at Northwest Ohio Construction Education Center, 4535 Hill Ave., 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. For ages 18 or older who have completed 10th grade or more and who have 30 days or more experience on roofs. Must show driver s license or birth certificate.

• Employment Resource Center, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, St. Stephen Church, 7800 Erie St., Sylvania. Free help with resumes, interview skills, networking, budget, and debt counseling. Information: 419-885-1551.

• One-stop employment and job training. Information: Lucas County, 419-213-JOBS, or Wood County, 419-352-4172.

• Project Succeed opportunities for those who have lost financial support. Become financially self-sufficient through education and career decisions. Information: Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women at the University of Toledo, 419-530-8570.



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