The Navy is headed to Toledo for Navy Week, which commemorates the War of 1812's bicentennial. Four modern naval and Coast Guard vessels, plus a reconstruction of one of the oldest ships, will be the focal points of the week-long event. A variety of activities will include meet-and-greets with Navy members, Navy Band musical performances, visits to area schools, and vessel tours, which will begin Aug. 24. The guided-missile frigate USS De Wert, coastal patrol boat USS Hurricane, the Coast Guard cutter Mobile Bay, frigate HMCS Ville de Quebec, and U.S. Brig Niagara, will parade up the Maumee River and be anchored at the Water Street docks and International Park for the event. The vessels will be in Toledo Aug. 23-26. For a detailed schedule of events, visit www.navyweek.org.
They may have lived more than 65 million years ago, but dinosaurs are back and they're coming this way. Discover the Dinosaurs, a hands-on exhibit featuring more than 60 animatronic dinosaur replicas, will be at SeaGate Convention Centre Friday through Sunday. With special lighting, sound effects, backdrops, and fog, the scenes will take visitors back in time. Face painting, dinosaur inflatables, miniature golf, and dino rides also will be available. The exhibit is open from noon to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults and children over 12 years old. Admission for seniors and children younger than 12 is $10. Information: www.toledo-seagate.com.
There's still fun to be had at Sauder Village's 16th annual Rug Hooking Week. In its last three days, the event will showcase dozens of hooked rugs, demonstrations and workshops, classes on punch needle embroidery, and hooked handbags. Classes are available for all skill levels and range in price from $25 to $150. Vendors are on site selling everything from rugs to hooking supplies. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. To register for classes, call 1-800-590-9755. Information: www.saudervillage.org.