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Music, fresh air, and food: delicious


Pack a picnic, grab your lunch box, or purchase food at the Library Café. Then enjoy the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s free 35th Brown Bag Summer Concert Series.

Starting Wednesday and continuing through July, the concerts take place each week on the North Lawn of the Main Library, 325 Michigan St., from 12:15-1:15 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday: Jeff Williams Group (Electric Blues with Soul)

June 18: Rodney Parker and Liberty Beach (Country)

June 25: Elixer (Acoustic Beatles Tribute)

July 2: Xplozivo (Tejano genre)

July 9: Just Kiddin' Around with Elisa and Chuck Hage (Children)

July 16: Morgen Stiegler & The Parkers (Jazz)

July 23: Joe Aranda & Friends (R&B)

July 30: Randy and the Reef Sharks (Oldies)

For more information, go to toledolibrary.org.

Sundae stroll

In memory of Cheryl Foltz, late co-owner, with her husband Jerry, of the Sundae Station in Bowling Green, there will be a 5K walk on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

The walk will start across the street from the couple’s ice cream parlor, at 1240 W. Wooster St. in Bowling Green, and 90 percent of the funds raised will go to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Registration costs $30 per person, which includes a T-shirt, water, snacks, and an ice cream sundae topped with purple sprinkles —- in honor of pancreatic cancer awareness — at the finish line.

For more information, contact Lori Rea or Jerry Foltz at 419-575-2344 or thesundaestroll@gmail.-com.

Pancake breakfast

Join some of your favorite cartoon characters as they come to life at a pancake breakfast to benefit Relay for Life of Oregon. Snow White, Cinderella, Tigger, Pooh Bear, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be on hand at Clay High School, 5665 Seaman Rd., Oregon, from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday. The cost is $5 per person for breakfast, a photo, and an autograph.

For more information, contact Heidi Nafziger at Heidi.Nafziger@cancer.org or 888-227-6446

Food fund-raiser

The Northwestern Ohio Food Bank’s annual NW Ohio Rhythm, Blues & Jazz Festival takes place from 4 p.m. to midnight July 12 at Promenade Park in downtown Toledo.

The fund-raiser will feature blues legend Mel Waiters; contemporary jazz keyboardist Lao Tizer with Karen Briggs and Jeff Kollman; blues guitarist Studebaker John; jazz singer Laura Varcho with Dean Newton, Tim Akin, and Donnie Patterson; and local blues and jazz artists from the Skip Turner Band.

There will be food vendors, wine, beer, and sodas.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, and military discounts are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to toledofoodbank.org.

Send your food-related news for Morsels to food@theblade.com at least two weeks ahead of the event. Contact Mary Bilyeu at: mbilyeu@theblade.com or 419-724-6155.

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