Christmas in July at Toledo Zoo, where animals will receive special presents filled with species-appropriate treats, July 25. Visit www.toledozoo.org for times and ticket prices.
A Midsummer Drum Circle, 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 25 at the Radiance Studio, 437 South Main St., Bowling Green. Free community event. The public is invited to bring their drums or any world percussion instrument, including clapping hands, to celebrate the summer season. North African and Middle Eastern rhythms will be included. Information: 419-217-6690.
Disabilities Information Fair, hosted by The Toledo Zoo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28, featuring 90 area organizations. Learn about services and products available to individuals with disabilities. For more information call the Ability Center: 419-885-5733.
World Harmony Run 2008, a relay run across America which is dedicated to the cause of world harmony will pass through the Toledo area on July 29. You can join the runners for a short or long run that day by calling 419-508-3692. Information: www.worldharmonyrun.org
Mad Anthony River Rally Bike Tour, Aug. 2 on the roads of Wood County sponsored by Toledo Area Bicyclists. Family friendly ride offers routes of 10 or 15 miles for younger or newer riders, or up to 100 miles for serious cyclists. Shorter routes begin at Community of Christ Church in Waterville and longer routes begin at the Perrysburg YMCA. Riders will receive a souvenir photo and ice cream at the end of the ride. Water and snacks available along with SAG vehicles. To register go to www.toledoareabicyclists.org.
Bow Wow Bash, to benefit the Toledo Area Humane Society, 7 p.m. to midnight July 25 at the Nairobi Pavilion at the Toledo Zoo. Music and dancing with Johnny Rocker and the Hitmen, food raffles, and cash bar. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased at the Toledo Area Humane Society, online at www.toledoareahumanesociety.org, or call 419-482-7101, or at the branches of National City Bank. Event is for those aged 21 and over.
Poker Run for Relay For Life of Anthony Wayne, July 27 at Black Swamp Customs, 10075 Waterville Swanton Rd., Whitehouse. Registration from 10-11 a.m., cost is $15 per rider and $5 per passenger with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Food, prizes, live music, and raffles.
Golf Classic for Make-A-Wish, Aug. 4 at Fallen Timbers Fairways, 7711 Timbers Blvd., Waterville. Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $75 per person or $300 per foursome. Hole sponsorships are $150 and other sponsorships are available at $500, $1,000, and $5,000. Fee includes green fees, shared cart, range balls, lunch on the course, beverages, and a steak dinner. Hole in one prize is a Jeep Wrangler provided by Yark Automotive. Registration: 800-666-8539 or 419-244-9474.
Retro Muscle Car Raffle, to benefit Harbor House, gives ticket holders a chance to win a new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Only 3,000 tickets will be available at $50 each. Call Harbor House at 419-244-6300 or go to www.harbor-house.org. Raffle will take place around Labor Day.
Backroads Hike/Bike, sponsored by Hands of Grace, will take place on Aug. 9 at Harrison Lake State Park, 26246 Harrison Lake Rd., Fayette, Ohio. Funds raised will help Hands of Grace to provide services to the elderly and disabled in Fulton County. Activities will include a bike safety program for the children, several bike loops from 1 miles to 19.2 miles, games, face painting, and lunch. Information: 419-822-3556.
Donations needed for Bagnificent! event sponsored by Loft & Home to benefit the YWCA on Sept. 18. Bagnificent! started as a purse auction that will now include all types of bags such as golf bags, computer bags, briefcases, suitcases and diaper bags. Donations are requested by Aug. 1 and can be delivered to Loft & Home Essentials, 7103 West Central Ave. For more information call 419-241-3235 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Brown Bag Concerts downtown Toledo, 12:15- 1:15 p.m., north lawn of Main Library, 325 Michigan St. July 30, Tapestry plays Celtic, folk, and pop music, and on 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 24: Glass City Steel will perform steel drum/island music.
Noon Tunes, Wildwood Preserve, Manor House lawn, noon to 1 p.m. July 25. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Program features afternoon of music each Friday, alternating between the Wildwood Manor House lawn and Toledo Botanical Garden. Sponsored by the Manor House Volunteers. Free.
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.
Library Rock Concerts for Kids, featuring Mr. Richard s original and traditional tunes: on July 30, 1:30 p.m. at McMaster Center Main Library, 325 Michigan St.; 4 p.m. Holland Library, 1032 South McCord Rd., and 7 p.m. Sanger Library, 3030 West Central Ave. On July 31, 10:30 a.m. at West Toledo Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave.; 2 p.m. Waterville Library, 800 Michigan Ave.; 4:30 p.m. Maumee Library, 501 River Rd., and 7 p.m. Washington Library, 5560 Harvest Lane.
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 and on Aug. 1-2, and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 3. Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee, Adults $12, and students, seniors, and children $10.
Dog Days of Summer Festival, noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at Sacred Heart Home for the Elderly, 930 South Wynn Rd., Oregon. Pooch parade will start at 4 p.m. Walk your costumed dog for $5 or enter a float made out of a cart or wagon for $10. Pooch Party Store, Doggie Day Care, arts and crafts fair, and Nun-Better dog biscuits made by the Sisters, residents and staff of Sacred Heart Home will be available. Family activities include bingo, music entertainment, children s games, and food. Grand prize for the summer raffle will be $1,000; tickets are $5 each, six for $25, or 12 for $50. To purchase raffle tickets, register for the parade or craft fair, or to volunteer call: 419-698-4331 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Back to Skillz sports camp for ages 5-12, Trinity Lutheran Church, 4560 Glendale Ave., 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 11-15. Cost, $10. Registration: 419-385-2301.
Friday Evenings Plant Monitoring and Dinner, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center Porch, 6-9 p.m. July 25. Pack a picnic dinner and assist Toledo Area Metroparks naturalists in counting rare plants. A new program series for those interested in a hands-on learning experience in the rare Oak Openings region. For more information on plant monitoring, call 419-407-9706. Free.
The Sacred Fire and the Job of the Firekeepers, Swan Creek Preserve, Yager Center, 4659 Airport, 12:30-2:30 p.m. July 25. This workshop is hosted by the American Indian Intertribal Association for school-age children. Registration: 419-882-3417. Space is limited. Fee: $10.
Tinsmithing, Isaac Ludwig Mill, 13827 U.S. 24 near Grand Rapids, Ohio, 1-4 p.m. July 26. Watch master tinsmith Don Rasmusson work with tin-making tools used by early Ohioans.
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. Cold breakfast provided Sunday morning. Reservations required: 419-407-9700.
Evergreen Lake Exploration, Oak Openings Preserve, Evergreen Lake Parking Lot, 2-3:30 p.m. July 27. Walk around Evergreen Lake and talk about the lake and the surrounding ecosystem.
Adopt-A-Trail, Side Cut, Riverview Area, 1025 River Rd., Maumee, 7-9 p.m. July 28. Adopt-a-Trail litter pick-up.
Estate Tour, Wildwood Preserve s Manor House lawn, 4-5:30 p.m. July 31. While the Manor House is closed in preparation for Friday s Tea in the Solarium, visitors can take a walking tour of Wildwood Preserve and learn about the history of the former Stranahan family estate. Details: 419-407-9700.
Civil War Night Boat Rides, Providence Metropark, Historical Area, from 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Aug. 2. 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.
Crafters and vendors needed for Dog Days of Summer Festival on Aug. 3, noon to 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Little Sisters of the Poor. Cost, $25. Call 419-836-9082.
Crafters needed for Tontogany Festival, Aug. 9. $15 for a space. Call 419-823-3359.
Artists needed for Downtown Monroe Fine Arts Festival 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 two days is $100. Applications: 734-242-1472.
Craft and flea market vendors needed for Monclova Homecoming SummerFest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd. Call 419-861-1336.
Crafters needed for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival on Aug. 31. Call 419-836-7681.
Crafters needed for show and bazaar at St. Paul s Episcopal Church, 798 South Coy Rd. on Sept. 6. For application, call 419-691-9400.
Genoa Street Fair is looking for food vendors, businesses, crafters, musical groups, vendors for Farmers Market, and nonprofit organizations. Event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. Call 419-855-7221 or 419-250-3239.
Crafters needed for 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: 734-241-7950.
Crafters needed for craft show at The Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8. Deadline for entry is Nov. 1. Call 419-693-0751 ext. 217.
Healthy Toledo free seminar at the Church on Strayer, 3000 Strayer Rd., Maumee, a talk on holistic medicine, 7-8:30 p.m. July 30. Information: 419-866-2094 ext. 20.
Look Good...Feel Better, workshop for women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment, to deal with appearance related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, at Bay Park Community Hospital, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, 2 p.m. on the second Monday of each month through Dec. 8. Each participant receives a free bag of make-up for use as a learning tool during the session. Program is free. To register call 1-888-227-6446, then dial 2, or www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.
Diabetes Informational Classes sponsored by Giant Eagle Pharmacy, offered at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and noon Thursdays at Crossroads Giant Eagle, Rossford. Reservations: 419-874-2471 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember The Ladies exhibit at Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1035 River Rd., Maumee, highlights the ladies from Ohio who became First Ladies of the nation. On display will be dresses and memorabilia from the era of each of the eight First Ladies from Ohio. Tours are Thursdays Sundays beginning at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
COSI on Wheels: Chromatography, how to separate different mixtures, 2 p.m. July 29 at Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., and 3 p.m. July 30 at Lagrange Branch, 3422 Lagrange St.
Solar Panel Installation Training Class, offered by Owens Workforce and Community Services, from Aug. 4-8, at the college s Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road in Northwood. Classes will be daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include instruction in the areas of electricity and photovoltaic systems and theory. For more information call 567-661-7357 or visit www.owens.edu.
t 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.
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.
Societies, and other organizations
American Legion Post 335: Friday noon lunches and speaker at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St. Information: 419-877-5414.
American Sewing Guild meets the second Wednesday from September to December, 6:30 p.m. at the Holland Branch Library, 1032 South McCord Rd., Holland. Visitors and new members welcome. Call 419-841-8564.
BMW Riders of Toledo motorcycle club will next meet 6 p.m. Aug. 23 during a weekend campout at East Harbor State Park, Catawba Island. Beginning September, meetings will be at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday each month. To verify meeting location each month, call 419-874-2780 or visit www.bmwridersoftoledo.org.
Bridge Group meets for duplicate bridge every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest. Information: 419-476-0866.
Compass Club luncheon, speaker and discussion 11 a.m. Wednesdays at El Matador, 7011 Airport Hwy., and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Uncle John s restaurant, 3131 Secor Rd. For ages 55 and over. Information: www.compassclubtoledo.com or 419-865-8848.
Crochet Now of the Crochet Guild of America meets once a month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd. For meeting dates each month, call 419-241-2683.
Cygnets 4-H Club of Swan Creek, for ages 5-18, invites new members. The club promotes learning, leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Includes summer camp, community service, and 4-H projects, such as small and large animal care, photography, carpentry, insects, gardening, cooking, creative arts, and sewing. The group meets the second Monday each month. For details, call 419-872-2091.
Czech Dancers Polka Club holds dances from noon to 6 p.m. and dinner from noon to 2 p.m. some Sundays at the Czech Hall, State Rts. 120 and 109 in Seward, Fulton County, approximately once a month. For a listing of events, visit www.PolkaDancers.com or call 419-644-4271.
East Toledo Historical Society open house, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Navarre Park Museum, next to the park shelter house, 1101 White St. Free admission.
Genealogy by Computer Society meets 1 p.m. the second Saturday each month at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Information: 419-382-6559 or www.gcstoledo.org.
German Lutheran Heritage Association meets 2 p.m. July 20 at Lutheran Social Services building, State Rts. 66 and 34, two miles west of Ridgeville Corners. Speaker, Larry Kruse, on the topic, In Pursuit of My German Roots.
Glass City Miniatures Guild meets 7 p.m. every third Tuesday, Conference Center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Mini-project each month. Information: 734-854-6652.
Greater Toledo Republican Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month, except May and July, at Wernert s Corners Civic Association Building, 5068 Douglas Rd. Information: 419-476-3884.
Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month except December, at the Common Space library, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. Information: 419-535-1064.
Holey Toledo Knitters meets 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd. Visitors welcome. Information: 419-537-9325.
Lake Erie British Car Club dinner meetings held the second Wednesday each month at Charlie s Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by a meeting. Information: 419-878-2041.
Lutheran Home Coffee Club, 1:30 p.m. second Thursday each month, 131 North Wheeling St., Oregon. Information: 419-693-0751, ext. 246.
Machine Embroidery Guild meets at 11 a.m. the second Saturday every month from September through June. Dues per meeting is $2. Information and monthly location: 419-841-5373 or e-mail email@example.com.
Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, dinner meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday each month, Bob Evans Restaurant, 6420 Kit Lane, Maumee. RC, Sail and Static boat runs are held 1 to 5 p.m. the fourth Saturday each month. Guests welcome. Information: 419-472-1331.
Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet meets monthly at the Ground Round Restaurant on Dussel Drive, Maumee, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday each month. Next meetings, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10. Information: www.maumeevalleysaveapet.org or 419-471-3698.
Mother s Center of Greater Toledo hosts weekly meetings and social activities for stay-at-home moms and their children. Information: www.motherscenter.net or 419-868-1067.
Needle Arts Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Conference Center, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Display at Sanger Branch Library, 3300 West Central Ave., through July. Judged needle art show, Sept. 13-14 at the library. Information: 419-832-3801.
Newborns in Need: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday each month at Calvary Church, Glendale Avenue and Reynolds road. Knit, sew, and crochet baby items for those in need. Serves all of Northwest Ohio. New volunteers and beginners welcome. Supplies provided. Information: 419-865-4470.
Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association luncheon meetings, noon the first and third Friday each month, September through June, at Michael s Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-381-0755.
Pals of Long Ago Remembering Athletic Club meets the second Saturday of each month, September through June, at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast at Michael s Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-536-8525.
Photo Arts Club meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Information: 419-536-8422 or www.toledophotoartsclub.com.
PRIZM Creative Community sponsors visual and literary art workshops twice a month, plus networking days. Artists, painters, and writers invited. Information: 419-872-8730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Employee Retirees Chapter 33 meets 10 a.m. the first Thursday each month at Wood County Senior Center. 305 North Main St. Information: 419-833-5999.
Rotary Club of Toledo meets at noon on 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.
Springfield Embroidery Club meets the third Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Sew Many Stitches, 7341 Airport Hwy. Springfield Serger Club meets the second Saturday and the Springfield Quilt Club meets the first Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Information: 419-866-0783.
Toastmasters International, Anthony Wayne Chapter, meets the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Charlie s Restaurant, 6945 West Central Ave. Information: 419-356-9993 or www.toastmasters.org.
Toledo Bridge Center meets for games at various times weekly. For detailed information, call 419-537-6800.
Toledo Camera Club meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday each month, September through May, Toledo Botanical Garden Community Room, 5403 Elmer Drive. Information: 419-478-7594 or www.toledocameraclub.com.
Toledo Dulcimer Club, 6 p.m. till dark on Thursdays through August at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, West Central Avenue. Bring your dulcimers, harmonicas, banjos, guitars, and string instruments to join in. Country, gospel, and old-time music. Singers welcome. Information on future meeting locations: 734-856-4573.
Toledo Rose Society meets 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, February-November, in the Toledo Botanical Garden conference center, Elmer Drive. Meetings are open to the public. Information: 419-865-2618.
TOPS Chapter 1648, an international non-profit organization providing motivation and support for weight loss, meets 9 a.m. every Monday at Mayfair Plymouth Congregational Church, 8253 Bennett Rd. Information: 419-885-2116 or 419-841-2726.
Trendsetters Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Monday of each month to improve communication skills, Uncle John s Pancake House, 3131 Secor Rd. Information: 419-536-9427.
Welcome Club of Northwest Ohio social group open to women new to the area or who want to make new friends. Needlework, card games, dining out, golf. Information: 419-531-5636.
Western Lake Erie Association meetings are normally held 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the University of Toledo Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Rd., Oregon. Information: www.westernlakeerie.org.
Westgate Toastmasters: 7-8:30 a.m. Fridays at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Pkwy. Information: www.toastmasters.org.
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