•"The Pirates of Penzance" 8 p.m. July 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14, and 3 p.m. July 8 and 15 at Croswell Oepra House, 129 East Maumee St. Tickets: $25 adults, $22 senior citizens, $20 students, and $15 ages 12 and under. Information: 517-264-7469.
•Red Hat Society book club, 7 p.m. the second Monday each month, Erie branch library, 2065 Erie Rd. Open to all readers.
•Mason Consolidated Schools family open swim, 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday, 2400 Lakeside Rd. Cost $1 per person per hour. Certified lifeguards. Call 734-848-4257.
•Family swim program, 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. through July 27 at Mason High School, 2400 Lakeside Rd. Family pass is $17.50 for the summer. Individual passes, $5. Individual session, $1 at the door. Passes available. Information: 734-848-4257.
t Swimming classes offered in two sessions: first session begins July 2 at Mason High School. Open to school-aged children who are at least 4 feet tall. Register now: 734-848-9300.
•Play Clue at Your Library 6:30 p.m. June 25, Erie Branch Library, 2065 Erie Rd. Various mystery games will be played. Information: 734-848-4420.
•Ida branch library book club, 4:30 p.m. the second Tuesday each month at the Ida branch. Selection of the month is Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier. Information: 734-269-2191.
•Monroe Camera Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month, 4010 North Custer Rd. Information: 734-243-3346.
•Micro chipping event, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8 at Downtown Hound, 148 North Monroe St. Cost $15. The goal of the event is to raise funds and awareness for pet rescue and help local, homeless dogs find permanent homes. Information: 734-693-1783.
•Artists sought for annual art fair. Sixty booths are available for rent for the 4th Annual Art Festival held in conjunction with the River Raisin Jazz Festival, Aug. 11 and 12. Rental is $100, electrical hookups available, while they last. Deadline to apply is July 17. For more information, phone 734-242-1472 or 734-693-4800.
•Host families sought for exchange students. Monroe County Community College needs to place five students by July 13.
•Community Days bed race sponsored by Friends of the Summerfield-Petersburg branch library: looking for beds with wheels and volunteers for the July 20, 7 p.m. race from the library down East Center Street. Check in time is 6 p.m. A painted furniture auction held after the bed race. Call the library to donate beds or volunteer, 734-279-1025.
•Bike decorating for the Community Days parade begins at 10 a.m. July 21 at the Summerfield-Petersburg branch library, supplies provided. The parade starts at noon July 21.
• Wacky Wednesdays: Cam Jansen Mystery Party, June 27, 2 p.m., Sylvania branch library, Monroe Street. Grades 3-5 investigate with games and activities for a sleuth. Registration is required: 419-882-2089.
•Granny's Attic Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 at Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave. Household items, clothing, jewelry, glassware and crafts.
•Terrific Tuesday Movies, July 3 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sylvania branch library, Monroe Street. Grades K-2 have snacks and a drink while they watch Mouse and the Motorcycle and Ralph S. Mouse. Registration required: 419-882-2089.
t Sylvania Star Spangled Celebration, July 3 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania. Fireworks show at 10 p.m. Dancing to the music of Bonkers, clowns, rides, children activities, food and beverages. Admission, $5 adult, $3 child. Parking, $3 per car. No carry-in food or beverages allowed at Centennial Terrace. The fireworks may be seen from Sylvania Pacesetter Park, 8801 Sylvania-Metamora Rd., at a $3 parking fee per vehicle. Concessions available at the park. Information: 419-882-1500.
t Women's Connection West of Sylvania, July 13 brunch at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd., Sylvania. Juice and coffee at 9:15 a.m. followed by brunch, inspirational speaker, and cello and piano music. Cost, $12. Reservations and complimentary nursery, 419-472-8749, evenings. Reservations by July 11. Cancellations necessary.
t Wildwood Kids, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, courtyard at Metz Visitor Center, 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 1 p.m. Youth ages 7 to 11 explore the park and help with a hands-on stewardship project. Reservations needed: 419-407-9700.
•Farmers' Market at Augsburg Church, 1342 Sylvania Ave., every Tuesday through Oct. 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the church parking lot. Fresh local produce, baked bread, farm eggs, and more. WIC and senior nutrition program coupons accepted. Information: 419-478-2374.
Fourth of July
•Freedom Fest 2007 from 5 to 10 p.m. June 30 at Cathedral of Praise, 3000 Strayer Rd., Maumee. Helicopter rides, carriage and pony rides, quad bungee jump, games, entertainment. Fireworks display at 10 p.m. Information: 419-866-2094.
t Sylvania Star Spangled Celebration, July 3 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Dancing, food, activities. Admission, $5 adult, $3 child. Parking, $3 per car. No carry-in food or beverages allowed at Centennial Terrace. The fireworks may be seen from Sylvania Pacesetter Park, 8801 Sylvania-Metamora Rd., at a $3 parking fee per vehicle. Information: 419-882-1500.
t Fort Meigs July 3: Star Spangled Banner celebration at Fort Meigs State Memorial Park, July 3 from 4 p.m. to midnight, 29100 West River Rd., State Rt. 65, Perrysburg. Amusement rides, pony rides, food and ice cream vendors, games and crafts, free blood pressure checks. The Academy Brass Quintet performs at 8 p.m. Free admission.
t Maumee-Perrysburg Fireworks on July 3 will be fired from Fort Meigs Memorial Bridge at 10 p.m. The bridge will be closed from 8 to 11 p.m. to pedestrians and vehicular traffic, and no cars allowed on Conant Street in Maumee from US 24 to the bridge. Spectators may sit in Conant Street between Broadway Street and the bridge and in the 200 block of Conant Street. Community picnic before the fireworks, 5 to 9 p.m. in the 100 block of East Wayne Street. Rain date is July 5.
t Fort Meigs on July 4: an 1813 Independence Day celebration, 2 p.m., with an 18-cannon salute, toasts, fife and drum music. Military and camp life demonstrations, hands-on activities for children. The museum and fort are open noon-5 p.m. July 4, State Rt. 65, a mile west of downtown Perrysburg. Admission, $8 adults, $4 students, free for ages 5 and under. Information: 1-800-283-8916 or visit www.ohiohistory.org.
t Fourth of July: 1876 Celebration, noon to 4 p.m. July 4 at Providence Metropark, 13827 U.S. 24, Grand Rapids, at Kimble's Landing. Celebrate the nation's centennial birthday on a journey aboard "The Volunteer" canal boat, at the Ludwig Mill and shopping in the General Store. Craftspeople will demonstrate blacksmithing, tinsmithing, woodcarving, candle making and more. Hands-on crafts and activities for the family. Free.
t Annual Star Spangled 5K Run, 8 a.m. July 4 at Starr School, 3230 Starr Ave., Oregon. Register on race day between 6:45 and 7:45 a.m. Information: 419-693-8618.
t Brown Bag Concerts downtown, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 8 on the north lawn, Main Library, 325 Michigan St. July 11: Just Kiddin' Around, children's music. July 18: Diamonds in the Rough folk and bluegrass. July 25: Extra Stout Irish music. Aug. 1: Jessica Stewart Trio performs jazz. Aug. 8: Bandera plays country music. Food, refreshments available from vendors.
t Harry Potter Movie Marathon, for ages 8 and up, 1 p.m. July 9-12, Main Library downtown. Get ready for the new Harry Potter movie by watching previous Harry Potter films on the big screen at the Main Library's McMaster Center. July 9: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. July 10: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. July 11: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. July 12: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. A permission slip is required for entry into the film for unaccompanied children under age 13. Rated PG.
•East Toledo Historical Society, 7 p.m. June 28 at the Navarre Park shelter house, 1101 White St. Five authors of the East Toledo Historical Society will present a slide show, autograph books, and share 200 years of East Toledo history. Open to all.
t PERI Chapter 93, meeting 1 p.m. June 28 in the Oregon fire station 2 located at 1102 South Wheeling St., Oregon. Business meeting, speaker, refreshments.
t Rotary Club of Toledo, noon July 9 at the Park Inn, 101 North Summit St. Induction of 2007-08 officers and trustees. July 16: Speaker Joe Napoli on "Creation of a Sports and Entertainment District in downtown Toledo."
t Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA - Ohio, exercise demonstrations held the first week in July at six Toledo area locations. Call 419-537-0131.
t Black Swamp Woodcarvers meet 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in the Common Space basement, Reynolds Road and Dorr Street. Annual carving show, Nov. 4. Open to all.
t Toledo Dulcimer Club, Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the stable area at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, weather permitting, 5100 West Central Ave. Take your dulcimers, harmonicas, banjos, guitars, or washboards to join in. Country, gospel, and old time music. Singers and hand clappers welcome. Information: 734-856-4573.
•Great Lakes Story and Photo Contest, held by the Healing Our Waters - Great Lakes Coalition: people of all ages can submit stories and photos about people and the lakes for a chance to win prizes. Child, high school, and adult age groups. Four categories: general story, fishing story, camping story, photo. Grand prizes include two outdoor adventure packages and two photography packages, including a digital camera. Guidelines and rules: www.healthylakes.org or mail request to Great Lakes Story Contest, Great Lakes Natural Resource Center, 213 West Liberty St., Suite 200, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104. Deadlines are July 20 and Aug. 20. Winners chosen monthly.
•St. Luke's Hospital new book sale, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28 to 29 in the auditorium, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee.
•Antique lamp exhibit and open house at the Robbins House Museum, 1 to 4 p.m. June 30, July 28, and Aug. 25 at 114 South River Rd., Waterville. Sargent House Museum next door also open with pioneer construction methods, Native American items, more. Walking tour, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Robbins House by a costumed docent, $1 donation.
•American Harp Society Day Ensemble Concert, 7 p.m. June 29 in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Mainstage Theatre, Owens Community College, Oregon Road, Perrysburg Township. The concert is free to the public.
•Cherry Street Mission Ministries celebration of 60 years of service, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 30 on the WPOS grounds, Angola Road, half mile west of McCord Road. Ball games, pie eating contest, live entertainment, picnic. Take a blanket or chairs. Free.
•Summerfest picnic under the trees, held by the German American Festival Society, 3 to 10 p.m. June 30 at Oak Shade Grove, Seaman Road, Oregon. Dance music from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Shooting booth, raffle, German food. Free admission, open to the public.
In The Garden
t Artists In The Garden, an exhibit by 26 local artists in a variety of media, now through July 13 at Parkwood Gallery, 1828 Parkwood Ave., Toledo. Presented by Metroparks of the Toledo Area, the exhibit was organized through a jury process overseen by local artist Emanuel Enriquez.
t "Summer in the Garden" workshop, by the Toledo Area Miniature Enthusiasts, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Windgate Hotel, 5480 South Main St., Sylvania. Project: Japanese Tea Room and Gardens. Fee, $70, includes parts and supplies plus continental breakfast and Asian luncheon. Call 734-854-1665.
t Twilight to Darkness Towpath Hike, Farnsworth Metropark, boat launch parking lot, 8-10:30 p.m. July 6, 8505 South River Rd., Waterville. A moderately-paced walk to the Bend View Shelter, followed by a slower stroll to observe nature at night. Four-mile round trip walk. Reservations: 419-407-9700.
t Butterfly Celebration, Oak Openings Preserve, Mallard Lake, 1 to 5 p.m. July 7, 4139 Girdham Rd. Swanton. Spend the afternoon celebrating butterflies with walks, crafts and other activities.
t Summer Star Watch, Oak Openings Preserve, South Wilkens Road, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. July 6, Learn basic astronomy under the starry sky, away from city lights. Wear insect repellent and take binoculars or a telescope if you have them. Canceled if cloudy. Free.
t Park Pals: Oh, To Be As Free As A Butterfly, Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 10 at 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton. Reservations needed, 419-407-9700. Fee, $5.
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