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Ourtowns Calendar 8/12

East Toledo

● Magyar Gardin, Urban Garden Tour, part of the 2013 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and workshop series at 2353 York St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. See the Monarch butterfly way station, a potato-growing demonstration, community garden vegetable plots, an insect hotel, and working beehives. There will be a Kids’ Bug Discovery table and coloring contest. Free parking and refreshments. Presented by the Magyar Gardeners, Ohio State University Extension, Lucas County, and Toledo Grows. Details: Karen Wood, 419-699-5037, or Lee Richter, 419-578-6783 or

● Rally for the Family and Let’s Stop the Bullying at Waite High School, 301 Morrison Dr., 11 a.m. Aug. 24. The rally will kick off with a neighborhood festival. Event is to raise awareness in the need of support to the family unit and to bring more attention to bullying. We will embrace any family which has lost a loved one through gang or gun violence.

Grand Rapids

● Sunset Jazz and Art Festival in the park on the towpath behind the merchants on Front St., 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Performance lineup: Laurie Swyers and Mary Dick, 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.; Theresa Harris, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; Josh Silver, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Organized, 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; 6th Edition, 7:15 p.m. to close. Regional artists display and sell fine art. Details: Tim Tiderman, 419-283-7648.


● The Flying Tigers RC Club of Toledo free “hands-on” event at the flying field north of Airport Highway on Geiser Road, between Eber and Crissey Roads, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 24. Learn how to fly radio-controlled airplanes. Details: or visit


● Side Cut Metropark’s programs: Side Cut Explorer at Riverview Area, 1025 W. River Rd., 10-11 a.m. today. Travel along the banks of the Maumee River and the canal towpath on an open-air trolley, wheelchair accessible, cost $3. Reservations needed: 419-407-9701.

● An Evening at Fallen Timbers, Side Cut Metropark’s Fallen Timbers Monument, 1025 W. River Rd., 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 20. Commemorate the anniversary of the conflict, visit with historical re-enactors, and learn about the Battle of Fallen Timbers. Cost: $5. Reservations needed, 419-407-9701.


● Oregon Branch Library’s planning session for renovation and expansion at the Little Sisters of the Poor-Sacred Heart Home, 930 S. Wynn Rd., 7 p.m. today. Public invited to share and discuss ideas.

● Barefoot at the Beach 2013 fund-raiser hosted by Boys and Girls Club of Toledo at the Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Rd., 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Madison Avenue Band and Glass City Steel Drum Band to perform. Enjoy savory foods, tiki bar, bonfire, and fireworks. Tickets are $100 and are available at the gate or at Must be 21 or older to attend. Details or sponsorships: Billy Mann, 419-241-4258 or


● Pemberville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk at the Freedom Fire Department, 104 E. Front St., noon Sunday. Walk is a 3-mile fund-raising walk to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research. Details: or 866-789-1000.

● Pemberville Quilt Show at the Pemberville Elementary School, 120 E. College Ave., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with judging at 9 a.m. Wednesday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Entries accepted from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday.


● Dance Dash 5K at the Town Center, Levis Commons, 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., 9 a.m. start Aug. 24. Combines dancing and running/walking throughout the 5K, and helps raise funds for your Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Learn a new dance move or routine and join in on a giant flash mob. Cost: $45 until Aug. 24. Details: or register at

● Life in Early Ohio event at Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Rd. (State Rt. 65), 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24-25. See historical interpreters, skilled trades people demonstrating their crafts, period cooking, threshing wheat, blacksmithing, and more. Soldiers and civilians dressed in clothing of the time will provide demonstrations and hands-on activities. Admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors; $4 children 6-18 years; children 5 and under are free. Details: or 800-283-8916.

Port Clinton

● Appetite for the Arts at Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport, 3255 E. State Rd., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Artists and musicians will showcase their talents.

South Toledo

● UTMC Community Cares Free Medical Clinic at CedarCreek’s South Campus, 2150 S. Byrne Rd., 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Available for general medical care. Women’s health care available by appointment only. Tetanus and flu shots, dental assessments/referrals, and confidential HIV testing. No immunizations. Details: or 419-482-8127 or


● Toledo Astronomical Association public viewing at Sylvan Prairie Park, 9 p.m. Friday. Details: 419-535-8775 or

● Classic car show at Toledo Memorial Park, 6382 Monroe St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Details: 419-265-5252.

● Almost Oktoberfest at SOMO Park, 4-11 p.m. Sept. 14. Beer tasting offerings from micro-breweries from across the country, food, and more. Tickets:


● Third annual Andrew Gulch Memorial Golf Outing at Bedford Hills Golf Club, 6400 Jackman Rd., Aug 24, 11 a.m., shotgun starts at 1 p.m. Registration until Friday: 419-726-1095 or


● Friends of Side Cut Metropark cruise on the Sandpiper with retired Toledo Blade outdoors editor Steve Pollick, 7 p.m. Aug. 21. $15 per person. Reservations: 419-897-8663.


● Waterville Playshop auditions for Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, at Zion Lutheran Church, 22 N. Second St., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 20 and Aug. 23. Final auditions/callbacks will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25. Interested individuals should prepare a style-appropriate piece of music, learn a short tap routine, and read an assigned section from the script. Adults and teenagers encouraged to participate. Details: Matt at 419-276-0032 or Show dates are Oct. 18-20 at the Maumee Indoor Theatre. Also hosting an “audition workship” for all ages, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24.

● Wee Workshop: Rivers and Rocks at Farnsworth Metropark, Roche de Bout Shelter, 8505 S. River Rd., 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Aug. 20. Explore the river up close by looking for life under the rocks and in the riffles of the river. Bring water shoes. No open-toed shoes or flip-flops. Designed to cultivate children’s love for the outdoors. Craft and story time. Register child only, but parent must attend program with child. Cost: $5. Reservations needed, 419-407-9701.

● Anthony Wayne YMCA Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program from the Ohio State University Extension Program available at the Waterville Fire Station on Waterville-Monclova Rd., first session at 6 p.m. Wednesday starting Sept. 11. This is a series of eight free workshops. A community-based program to help families with children make healthier choices. Registration: YMCA, 419-441-0013, or email Gail McNeely, Class size is limited.

West Toledo

● Director Jeff Wilberger will speak at the American Legion Post 335 meeting in the Toledo Club, 235 14 St., 11:30 a.m. Friday. Details: 419-868-3039 or 419-382-4401.

● Euchre tournament at the PRCUA Toledo Club, 5255 N. Detroit Ave., 7 p.m. Friday. Information: 419-476-9711.

● Glass City Record Show at Knights of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

● Rummage sale and barbecue at St. Stephen’s Church of God In Christ, 5509 Dorr St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 24.

● Third annual 2-Mile March and Rally To Stop Gang Violence, beginning at Central and Detroit avenues, 4 p.m. Aug. 25. Details: 419-290-6850.

10400 Airport Hwy., Swanton, 5:30-9 p.m. Aug. 26. Details: 419-383-4402.From The Heart Celebrity Waiter event at Loma Linda Restaurant,●


● Dancin’ in the Park sponsored by the Village of Whitehouse and the Dance Centre of Northwest Ohio in downtown Whitehouse, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Dancing, food, and face painting. Rumblin’ Rhythm Cloggers to perform. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Details: 419-877-5383.

● Village of Whitehouse Enrichment Class: Genealogy 101 with Louann Artiaga in the Village Hall, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Trace your family roots by using genealogy Web sites, public and government records, and other tips to help you in your search. Registration: 419-877-5383.

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