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Published: 3/9/2011 - Updated: 3 years ago

Plan It calendar: 3-10

Red Molly will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Thursday in Grounds for Thought, 174 South Main St., Bowling Green. The trio, which specializes in American folk and bluegrass music, is based in New York and comprises, from left, Abbie Gardner, Laurie MacAllister, and Molly Venter. Information: 419-354-3266 Red Molly will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Thursday in Grounds for Thought, 174 South Main St., Bowling Green. The trio, which specializes in American folk and bluegrass music, is based in New York and comprises, from left, Abbie Gardner, Laurie MacAllister, and Molly Venter. Information: 419-354-3266
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DANCE

Performance

Toledo Ballet: Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St.; 242-2787; Museum of Dreams: Fri., Sat., 7:30.

Irish Dance Family Event: Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave.; 259-5370; Sat., 10 a.m.

Ohio State Dance Team: Central Catholic High School Sullivan Center, 2550 Cherry St.; Sat.; workshop, 9 a.m.-3; performance/competition, 7:30.

Ballroom, Big Band, Polka, Country, Latin, and Salsa

Toledo Party Hall: 4052 Airport Hwy.; 349-0258; Mon., 8.

Square and Contra Dance: Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy., Rossford; Sat., 7:30-10:30.

Diehn American Legion Post 468: 5580 Centennial Rd., Sylvania; 882-9080; Fri., 7:30-11; Wed., 7-10.

Paulette's Studio of Dance: Main Ballroom, 4853 Monroe St.; 654-3262; Sun., 5:30-7:30.

VFW Post 606: 3005 Laskey Rd.; 836-3308; Crimson Lights: Sun., 3:30-7.

Alfredo's Studio of Dance: 5224 Renwyck Dr.; 536-3243; Fri., 8:30-10:30.

Toledo Dance Club: All Occasions Banquet Hall, 3419 Hill Ave.; Fri., 7:30.

Northwest Ohio Dance Club: Toledo Yacht Club, 3900 N. Summit St.; 376-6071; Sat., 8-11.

Seniors

Bowman Dance Club: Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest Ave.; 255-0792; Wed., 1-3:30.

Perrysburg Senior Center: 140 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg: 255-0792; the Music Man and the Lady: Thurs., 6-9.

ETC.

Events

Home Improvement and Garden Show: SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave.; 255-3300, ext. 5021; Fri., 4-9; Sat., 10 a.m.-9; Sun., 10 a.m.-5.

Book Fair: 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg; Sat., Sun., 9 a.m.-5. Story times, puppeteer, art activities: 11 a.m.-3 both days.

Greater Toledo Train and Toy Show: Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd.; Sun., 9 a.m.-4.

Wedding Show 2011: Woodland Mall, State Rt., 25, Bowling Green; Sat., 10 a.m.-5.

Craft Show: Elks Lodge, 3520 N. Holland-Sylvania; 902-4225; Sat., 10 a.m.-4.

Toledo Record Show: Sommerset Hall, 2458 Tremainsville Rd., 833-5040; Sun., 9 a.m.-4.

Learning

Hostelling International's Travel Circle Series: Secor Metropark's Secor Room: Community Organizing In Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary: Sat., 2:15.

Toledo Astronomical Association: Olander Park, Nederhouser Community Hall, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania; 535-8775; public observation: Fri., 7-9. Lake Erie Center of the University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Rd., Oregon; 535-8775; Backyard Astronomy (program and public viewing): Tue., 7:30.

Wolcott Guild's 2011 Lecture Series: Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd., Maumee; 874-6828; Bradley Lepper: Ohio Prehistoric Archaeology: Thurs., 10 a.m.

Planetarium Programs

Lourdes College's Appold Planetarium: 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Reservations: 517-8897; The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth: Sat., 7:30.

Ritter Planetarium: University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft St.: 530-2650; The Star Gazer: Fri., 7:30; Our Planet; Field Trip to the Moon: Sat., 1.

University of Michigan Exhibit Museum Planetarium: 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0478; The Sky Tonight: Star Talk: Sat., 11:30 a.m., 1:30, and 3:30; Sun., 1:30 and 3:30. Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity: Sat., 12:30. Oasis in Space: Sat., Sun., 2:30.

Dining

Pancake Breakfast: Holy Trinity Church Holy Family room, 2649 U.S. 20, Swanton; Sat., 8:30-11:30 a.m. Benefits Metamora Boy Scout Troop 167.

Jiggs Dinner: Toledo Fire Local 92 Union Hall, 714 Washington St.; Sat., dinner, 3-8; John Connolly and Company: 8-11:30.

Steak Fry: Rossford Eagles, 658 Lime City Rd., Rossford; 666-9253; Sat., 5-7:30.

Fish Fries: Christ the King's Basil Goes Activities Building, 4200 Harvest Lane; 841-1364; Fri., 5-8. Our Lady of Lourdes, 6149 Hill Ave., Fri., 5. St. Pius X Parish, 3011 Carskaddon Ave., Fri., 5-7. St. Jerome Church, 300 Warner St., Walbridge, Fri., 5-8. Blessed Sacrament Parish, 4255 Bellevue Rd.; 472-2288, ext. 246; Fri., 4-7:30. Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587: 2020 W. Alexis Rd.; Fri., 5-7. American Legion Post 646: 1074 Clarion Ave., Holland; Fri., 4:30-7:30. Harry E. Pond American Legion Post 99: 3247 E. Manhattan; Fri., 5-8. Maumee Eagles: 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee; Fri., 5-8. Northwood VFW Post 2984: Fri., 5-7:45.

FUN PLACES

Northwest Ohio

Toledo Museum of Art: 2445 Monroe St.; 255-8000; weekly lectures, tours, and events. Museum hours: Tue.-Thu., 10 a.m.-4; Fri., 10 a.m.-10; Sat., 10 a.m.-6; Sun., noon-6.

Imagination Station: 1 Discovery Way (Adams and Summit streets); 244-2674. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

Toledo Zoo: 2700 Broadway; 385-4040; Hours: daily: 10 a.m.-4.

Toledo Farmers' Market: 525 Market St.; 255-6765. Market hours: Sat., 8 a.m.-2. Poultry House: Tue.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4; Sat., 6 a.m. to 4; Sun., 10 a.m.-2.

Fort Meigs Museum and Visitor Center: 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg; 874-4121; Museum Hours: Wed.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

Frogtown Froggy Museum: Fort Industry Square, Suite 1-A, Summit St.; 567-694-2351; Hours: Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., 1-5.

Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society's Brandville School: 1133 Grasser St., Oregon; 472-1331; museum and library open: Thu., 10 a.m.-2.

Stranahan Arboretum: 4131 Tantara Drive; 841-1007; Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1.

Toledo Botanical Garden: 5403 Elmer Drive; 536-5566. Open daylight hours. Visitors Center hours: Mon-Fri., 9 a.m.-5.

Toledo Firefighters Museum: 918 Sylvania Ave.; 478-3473. Hours: Sat., noon-4.

Glass Heritage Gallery: 109 N. Main St., Fostoria; 435-5077; Fostoria glass on permanent view. Hours: Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4.

Maritime Museum of Sandusky: 125 Meigs St., Sandusky; 624-0274. Hours: Fri., Sat., 10 a.m.-4; Sun., noon-4

Mazza Museum of International Art from Children's Picture Books: University of Findlay's Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, Findlay; 434-4560. Hours: Wed.-Fri., noon-5 ; Sun., 1-4.

Merry Go Round Museum: 301 Jackson St., Sandusky; 626-6111. Hours: Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5, Sun., noon-5.

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center: Spiegel Grove, Fremont; 332-2081. Hours: Tue.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

Tiffin Glass Museum: 25 S. Washington, Tiffin; 448-0200. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 1-5.

Wood County Historical Center & Museum: 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green; 352-0967; Self-Guided Tours: Tue.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-4:30.

Michigan

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor; 734-995-5439; Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History: 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-494-5800; Hours: Tue.-Sat, 9 a.m.-5; Sun., 1-5.

Detroit Science Center and Dassault Systemes Planetarium: 5020 John R. St., Detroit; 313-577-8400; Hours: Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3; Sat., 10 a.m.-6; Sun., noon-6.

Dossin Great Lakes Museum: Strand Drive, Belle Isle, Detroit; 313-852-4051; Hours: Sat., Sun., 11 a.m.-4.

Exhibit Museum of Natural History: University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0478; Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

The Henry Ford: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 800-835-5237. Henry Ford Museum: daily: 9:30 a.m.-5.

Hidden Lake Gardens: 6214 Monroe Rd. (M-50), Tipton, Mich.; 517-431-2060; Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-4.

Lenawee County Historical Museum: 110 E. Church St., Adrian; 517-265-6071; Hours: Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2; Sat., 10 a.m.-4.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens: 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor; 734-647-7600; gardens open daily: 8 a.m.-dusk. Conservatory hours: Mon., Tue., 10 a.m.-4:30; Wed., 10 a.m.-8; Thu.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4:30.

Motown Historical Museum: 2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-875-2264. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6.

Walter P. Chrysler Museum: Chrysler's Auburn Hills Campus, Featherstone and Squirrel Rds., Auburn Hills; 888-456-1924 or 248-944-0001. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

William G. Thompson House Museum: 101 Summit St., Hudson, Mich.; 517-448-8125. Pretty in Pink china exhibit: through March 23. Hours: Mon., Wed., 12:45-3:30.

Train Rides

Adrian and Blissfield Railroad: U.S. 223, Blissfield; 888-467-2451; Murder Mystery Dinner: Sat., boarding, 6; departure, 7. Family Pizza Train: Sun., boarding, 1:30; departure, 2.

Horseback Riding

Bedford Woods Stables: 2755 W. Samaria Rd., Temperance; 734-854-6140; daily, 9 a.m.-9.

SPORTS

Baseball

Bowling Green State University vs. Indiana State University: Warren E. Steller Field, Bowling Green; Tue., 2; vs. University of Northwestern Ohio: Wed., 3.

Running/Walking

Group Run: start at Second Sole, 4130 Levis Commons Blvd.; Perrysburg; run through Levis Commons (approximately 3 miles); 931- 8484; Thurs., 6:30.

Group Run/Walk: The Shops at Fallen Timbers, Maumee; three-mile lighted course starts behind Red Robin; Wed., 6:30; through March.

Motor Sports

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam: Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson, 321-5007; Fri., 7:30; Sat., 2 and 7:30; Sun., 2.



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