12 Annual Cruise by the River Classic Car and Motorcycle Sho
August 4, 2012, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Venue: Historic downtown Perrysburg
Location: Perrysburg
Address: Louisiana Avenue between Front Street and Indiana Avenue

Event Website: www.downtownperrysburg.com

Description: On August 4, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Downtown Perrysburg, Inc. (DPI) will once again present the 12th Annual Cruise by the River Classic Car and Motorcycle Show with presenting sponsor Ed Schmidt Automotive ,and stage sponsor First Federal Bank. Additional sponsors include the City of Perrysburg, Signature Harley Davidson, Kingston Residence, Skotynsky Financial, Edward Jones, Big Daddy Graphics, All Star Trophy, Waterford Bank, and Casa Barron. This event is one of DPI’s largest fundraisers. All proceeds from the event will go to fund DPI’s 2013 calendar of events.

The car show is a great opportunity for the community to volunteer. DPI is looking for over 30 volunteers to support this event. Please email us at downtownperrysburg@gmail.com to sign up!

Each summer Louisiana Avenue is closed to through traffic, and area car enthusiasts flock to downtown Perrysburg to get a close view of the nearly 300 classic antique and specialty cars proudly displayed by their owners. Festivities include: gas card and car wash giveaways every half hour sponsored by First Federal Bank, as well as music and a hospitality suite hosted by Skotynsky Financial Group, LLC. Register now!

For additional information about the 12th Annual Cruise by the River or registration, please contact DPI at downtownperrysburg@gmail.com or call 419-872-6246.

Another great event brought to you by…. Downtown Perrysburg, Inc.!

Downtown Perrysburg, Inc. is a community based, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to offer and promote community-wide events that are held in Perrysburg’s downtown historic district. For additional information or how to become a DPI member, find us on Facebook, check us out at www.downtownperrysburg.com or contact program manager Allison Walters at 419-872-6246 or downtownperrysburg@gmail.com.

Venue Information:
Historic downtown Perrysburg
Louisiana Avenue between Front Street and Indiana Avenue
Perrysburg, Oh 43551

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16th Annual Halloween Hike
October 26, 2013, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Venue: Olander Park
Location: Sylvania
Address: 6930 Sylvania Ave

Event Website: www.olanderpark.com

Description: Olander Park, gates open 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Kids 12 & Under; Must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
$1 donation for children age 3 to 12; 2-&-under & adults free.
Enjoy treats & friendly storytellers.

All moneys donated to Sylvania Area Family Services.
Park at Tam-O'Shanter and enter through Olander walk-in gates.
Event is Rain-or-Shine.
TOPS expresses its appreciation to The Kroger Company.

Venue Information:
Olander Park
6930 Sylvania Ave
Sylvania, OH 43560

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The Blade 2013 Holiday Parade
November 16, 2013, 10:00 AM -

Address: Downtown Toledo

Description: THE BLADE 26th Holiday Parade Presented by Taylor Automotive Group is committed to providing a fun, family-friendly Holiday Celebration that enhances the community’s image; helps drive consumer traffic from Northwest, Ohio and Southeast Michigan to downtown Toledo; and provide local businesses with marketing and sales opportunities The parade theme is “Holidays from Around the World”.

Venue Information:
Downtown Toledo
Toledo, Ohio

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2014 Blade Holiday Parade
November 15, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue: Downtown Toledo
Address: 541 N. Superior

Description: The 27th Annual Blade Holiday Parade, presented by Taylor Automotive Family, will step off at 10 a.m. in downtown Toledo on Saturday, November 15. With more than 20,000 spectators and nearly 100 participating organizations, this is one of the largest holiday parades in the Midwest.

The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Zuri Hall, a Toledo native who is a host on MTV. A graduate of Maumee Valley Country Day School and The Ohio State University, she won an Emmy for Outstanding Host – Talent in 2012. She is one of the official emcees for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, the Minor League Indianapolis Indians, and the WNBA’s Indiana Fever. She has appeared on Fashion Police with Joan Rivers and with Nick Lachey on VH1.

“Being named Grand Marshal for this year's Holiday Parade is an unbelievable honor,” Miss Hall says. “I still remember cheering for candy with my Papa, brothers and cousins when I was a kid. I've always been proud to call Toledo my home, and I try to say it on-air every chance I get.

“The Blade is a cornerstone of the city I love, so to be acknowledged in this way is really special for me and my family.”

Of course, the star of the parade is Santa himself, who will arrive on a special float pulled by nine reindeer. After the parade, Santa will visit with good little boys and girls at the Imagination Station to hear their Christmas wishes and for photos.

Also appearing in the parade as Honorary Elves will be Myles Eckert and Alex Lazaney Molina.
Earlier this year, Myles found a $20 bill in a Cracker Barrel parking lot. He planned to use it to buy a video game when he saw a soldier in uniform dining with his family. Myles, whose father died in Iraq in 2005, gave the $20 to the soldier and thanked him for his service. That one unselfish act has prompted a Texas firm to donate up to $1 million to Snowball Express, a nonprofit that helps children who have lost a parent in active duty.

Alex is the son of Sergeant Carlos Lazaney-Rodriguez, who was killed at Fort Hood in Texas when a gunman went on a shooting rampage. Three people were killed and sixteen others were wounded this past April.

Other highlights of The Blade Holiday Parade presented by Taylor Automotive Family include 10 high school marching bands and the University of Toledo Marching Band, nearly 100 members of the Distinguished Clown Corps, four giant helium balloons, Zenobia Shrine groups, dance groups, and more.

Taylor Automotive Family has presented the Holiday Parade for a number of years. The company wants children to have an opportunity to see Santa Claus and have photos taken for free.

The Blade Holiday Parade presented by Taylor Automotive Family will be hosted once again by WTVG-13 news anchors Diane Larson and Lee Conklin. The parade will be broadcast at noon on Thanksgiving Day and at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 29, on Buckeye CableSystem Community Channel 69.

Venue Information:
Downtown Toledo
541 N. Superior
Toledo, Oh 43660

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25th Annual Community Spelling Bee
April 29, 2014, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Venue: First Presbyterian Church
Address: 2230 South Main

Event Website: www.adultreadhc.org
Tickets: www.adultreadhc.org

Description: Bee a part of 25th Annual Read for L.I.F.E Spelling Bee
Have you heard the buzz? We are celebrating the 25th Annual Read for L.I.F.E Spelling Bee

Findlay, OH /READ FOR L.I.F.E./- We are excited to announce the 25th annual Read for L.I.F.E. Spelling Bee will be held on April 29, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church Great Room. To celebrate this milestone event, we are inviting the community to join us.

This isn’t the spelling bee of your youth. Three or six spellers participate as a team. Together they decide how a word is spelled and write it down for the judges. Points are awarded for each correct answer and the team with the most points at the end of the Bee is pronounced the winner. All teams will have the option of purchasing an Alternate Word, Phone a Friend, or Buy a Vowel pass at the Bee.

Team deadline for entries is March 28, 2014. Please contact Read for L.I.F.E. office today. Visit our website (www.AdultReadHC.org) to download a registration packet today. Lunch tickets and Bee tickets are available for $15, please R.S.V.P. by April 22. This event is sponsored by LaRiche Toyota-Subaru.

Read for L.I.F.E. is a literacy initiative that grants adults the opportunity to receive FREE one-on-one tutoring to learn basic reading, writing and math skills. Please help us expand our base of support by sponsoring a team in this year’s Bee.

Kristy Szkudlarek, Interim Administrative Director
Phone: 4194253515

Venue Information:
First Presbyterian Church
2230 South Main
Findlay, OH 45840

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2nd Annual Family BBQ Party
June 22, 2013, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue: First United Methodist Church
Location: Perrysburg
Address: 200 W. Second St.

Event Website: perrysburgfum.com

Description: First United Methodist Church will host its second annual Family BBQ Party Saturday, June 22 from 4 to 7 p.m.

One of the highlights this year is the band Swingmania. This group of Toledo area musicians brings an enthusiasm for their music and entertaining that is infectious. From Benny Goodman's "Sing, Sing, Sing" to Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York", this band has all the tunes that audiences love. Also planned for the party are a dunking booth, face painting, snow cones, a jumping castle and a visit from the Perrysburg fire department with one of their fire engines.

“Our annual Chicken BBQ dinner is a way for us to welcome the people of Perrysburg; to enjoy some good food and relax in a friendly environment,” says Pastor Gary Rode. Last year’s event drew more than 300 area residents.

FUM was established in 1836 and has grown to meet the needs of area residents. There are numerous outreach programs including United Methodist Women’s and Men’s groups, music ministries for all ages, vacation Bible school, Friendly Center, Perrysburg Christians United and a preschool to name a few.

For more information about the Family BBQ Party or other FUM programs call 419-874-1911 or visit their website at www.perrysburgfum.com.

Venue Information:
First United Methodist Church
200 W. Second St.
Perrysburg, OH 43551

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2nd Annual Walk For Youth Day for Aaron's House
July 27, 2013, 9:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Venue: Aaron's House
Address: 5533 Southwyck Boulevard

Event Website: http://youngmenandwomenforchange.com

Description: Young Men and Women for Change

Aaron's House 5K Walk & Run

Executive Director Shawn Mahone, Sr. will walk from Toledo, OH to Detroit, MI to bring an empowering awareness, in light of a community of troubled and troubling youth. The YMWFC Organization has been serving youth and families in the community for seven years. This event is to help raise funding and gain collaborative support and sponsorship for YMWFC's new facility, Aaron's House. Aaron's House is respectfully named after Aaron Richard Davis, who was a participant with the YMWFC program and lost his young life to a drunk driver in February 2013.

More Info:

Sponsorships: $10.00 per Child/ $25.00 per Adult/ $100.00 per Organization/Group

Young Men and Women For Change
Aaron's House
5533 Southwyck Boulevard
Toledo, OH
Phone 576-277-5352
Contact names Mr. Shawn Mahone, Sr.
Terri Brown (419) 340-339
Contact email ymwfc@yahoo.com
Website http://youngmenandwomenforchange.com

Venue Information:
Aaron's House
5533 Southwyck Boulevard
Toledo, OH 43614

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39th Annual Roche de Boeuf Festival
September 22, 2012, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue: Downtown Waterville
Location: Waterville
Address: 122 Farnsworth Rd

Event Website: http://www.watervillechamber.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=107&Itemid=194

Description: Waterville’s downtown streets will be filled with crafters, food vendors, area artists, as well as booths staffed by area businesses
and non-profit organizations.
A historical-themed parade will begin at 10 a.m. down River Road and will feature the 180th Air National Guard, as well as various floats; floats will be judged for their historical depiction of Waterville. At noon, a ceremony commemorating the transformation of Waterville’s status from a Village to a City will take place. The ceremony will feature an official Proclamation at the Downtown Clock Tower, with music performed by the Genoa American Legion Band. Local and state government representatives will be a part of the ceremony.
Three stages of free entertainment will highlight an array of local performers including the Waterville Playshop, DJ John Wallace, Kerry Patrick Clark, Mt. Fuji and the Eruptions, the Dance Centre of Northwest Ohio, Middle Eastern Dance Group, Ardan Academy of Irish Dancers and the Garden Park Praise Band. Along with the great performers, there will be many activities for children. Children’s activities include carnival rides, a train ride, inflatable’s, face painting, pitching machines, pony rides and euro-bungee.
Festival attendees can also enjoy observing many activities of the past in the Pioneer Arts Area, which features numerous pioneer artisan stations and historic reenactments including: basket and chair caning, beekeeping, blacksmithing, butter churning, corn shelling, Indian trading, storytelling, quilting, rug weaving, rope making, spinning, weaving, and woodcarving. The Waterville Historical Museums along River Road will also be open for tours.
The 11th Annual Roche de Boeuf Car Show will be held in the Shawn’s Irish Tavern Parking Lot throughout the day, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and an awards ceremony at 2 p.m. Car show categories include: pre-1950, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980 to present, Corvettes, European cars, Asian cars, and Trucks/4X4s. Over thirty trophies will be awarded, including nine for “Best in Class”, fifteen for “Award of Excellence”, as well as several “People’s Choice Awards.”
In addition, dash plaques will be presented to the first 100 registered cars. Participants will also have chances to win door prizes throughout the day. The Car Show Registration fee is $10.
Car Show registration forms are available on the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce website at www.watervillechamber.com.

Venue Information:
Downtown Waterville
122 Farnsworth Rd
Waterville, Ohio 43566

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42nd Annual Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show
September 6, 2013, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September 7, 2013, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
September 8, 2013, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue: Stranahan Theater
Address: 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard
Phone: 1-866-381-7469

Event Website: http://www.toledogemandrockhoundclub.com
Venue Website: http://www.stranahantheater.com/
Email: lgladieux@stranahantheater.org

Description: The Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club will host its 42nd Annual Jewelry, Gem, and Mineral Show on September 6-8, 2012 at the Stranahan Theater Complex, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH.

Show hours are:

Friday 2PM – 8PM — Saturday 10AM – 6PM — Sunday 11AM – 5PM

Donation is $4 for adults and $3.00 for students and seniors over 55 with ID. Children under 12 with an adult, scouts in uniform, and Military ID is free.

The site is air conditioned, and parking is free. The show offers something for the entire family. Dealers from around the country offer finished jewelry, beads, gem trees, faceted stones, mineral specimens, fossils, cabochons, tools, carvings, and more.

The club will be demonstrating various lapidary techniques such as faceting, beading, making a cabochon, and metalsmithing. The kids will enjoy the children’s area featuring games, activities, and free mineral specimens. Members will proudly exhibit their craft and collections along with special exhibits from local universities.

A selection of rock and mineral specimens will be for sale along with other items. The club also sponsors a scholarship raffle that supports UT & BGSU geology students.

More Info:

About the Toledo Gem & Rockhound Club (TG&RC):

The TG&RC strives to educate the public in the fields of Mineralogy, Geology and the Lapidary Arts · The TG&RC is affiliated with the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies, the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, and is a Resident Organization at the Toledo Botanical Garden. · Monthly meetings (third Wednesday each month at 7pm at the Toledo Botanical Garden’s Conference Center) are free and open to the public. The club provides speakers on topics in geology, paleontology, archeology, lapidary, metalcrafts, jewelry and other areas. · Members participate in specialized crafts that include gemcrafting, metalsmithing, beading, and faceting. Juniors participate in their own monthly hands-on learning sessions · The TG&RC organizes field trips to local collecting sites and extended events. The annual Jewelry, Gem and Mineral show is a highlight of the year for the club that helps to keep cost of membership affordable, as well as educate the public to the many facets of the rockhound hobby.

Venue Information:
Stranahan Theater
4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard
Toledo, OH 43614

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4-H Spaghetti Dinner & Auction
November 23, 2013, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue: Monroe County Fairgrounds
Location: Monroe
Address: 3775 S Custer Rd.

Event Website: www.monroecounty4h.com

Description: Annual 4-H Spaghetti Dinner & Auction to benefit the youth of the Monroe County 4-H program through scholarships, recognitions & year-round programming. Dinner is $6 for adults, 9 and under $3 and under 2 is free. A live auction will begin at 6:30 pm and there are also silent auction tables. Other items to enjoy include: kiddie gift bags, a bake sale, and a pick-a-prize tree. There will be plenty of food, fellowship and fun to make this event one of the best ever.

Venue Information:
Monroe County Fairgrounds
3775 S Custer Rd.
Monroe, MI 48161

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