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Published: 12/18/2013

PEACH WEEKENDER

Plan It: 12-19

BLADE STAFF

The Blade makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of its listings, but some venues may alter schedules around the Christmas holiday. Please call ahead to make sure the activity that interests you is open.

Except where indicated, all area codes are 419.

DANCE

Performance

Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s The Nutcracker: Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin: 448-8544; Sat., 7:30.

Singles

Findlay Dance Party: Findlay Moose Lodge, 1028 W. Main Cross St., Findlay; 992-1215; Holiday Celebration: Sat., 7-11.

Ballroom, Big Band, Polka,

Country, Latin, and Salsa

Alfredo’s Studio of Dance: 5224 Renwyck Dr.; 536-3243; Fri.; beginner group class 8; open dance 8:30-10:30.

Ballroom Company: 2319 S. Detroit, Maumee; 893-1850; Fri.: group, 8; holiday party, 9-11.

Paulette’s Studio of Dance: 4853 Monroe St.; 654-3262; Thu.: Latin, 7:30; Fri.: ballroom, 7; Night Session Big Band: Sun., 5-7:30.

ETC.

Events

Stateline Gun Show: Williams County Fairgrounds, 619 E. Main St., Montpelier, O.; statelinegunshow.com / 737-2801; Sat., 9 a.m.-4; Sun., 9 a.m.-3.

Learning

Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable: Carmie’s Restaurant, 2460 S. State Rt. 231, Tiffin, O.; 447-7514; “Yankee Rebel, Edmund D. Patterson,” by George and Janet Freeman: Sun., dinner 5:15, roundtable, 7.

Stargazing and Planetarium Programs

Appold Planetarium: Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania; 517-8897; Mystery of the Christmas Star: Sat. 7:30.

Ritter Planetarium: University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft St.: 530-2650; The Alien Who Stole Christmas: Fri., 7:30; Sat., 1.

Robinson Planetarium and Observatory: Adrian College’s Peelle Hall, 110 S. Madison St., Adrian, Mich.; 517-265-5161, ext. 4788; Season of Light: Fri., 7.

Dining

Lunch or Dinner: Eagle Cafe, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee; 893-3952; Mon.-Fri.: lunch 11 a.m.-2; dinner 5-8. Closed Christmas Day.

Fish, Steak, Shrimp, Chicken Dinners: Northwood VFW Post 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd., Northwood; 666-7762; Fri., 5-7:45.

Dinners: VFW Post 2510, 617 Second St.; 697-4503; Fri., 4-7.

Fish Fries: Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, 2020 W. Alexis Rd.; 417-0587; Fri., 5-7.

Holiday Happenings

Children’s Wonderland: Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave. Sylvania; 885-1167; today-Mon., 11 a.m.-8; Tue., 11 a.m.-2.

Holiday Happenings at the Town Center: Levis Commons, 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg; 931-8888 / shopleviscommons.com; Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides: Sat., 5-8; Visit with Santa: today, 3-7; Fri., 3-8; Sat., noon-8; Sun., 1-5; Mon., noon-8.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Show: Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd., Sandusky; 626-4467; Hours: daily, starting at noon.

FUN PLACES

Northwest Ohio

Toledo Farmers’ Market: 525 Market St.; 255-6765; Market hours: Sat., 9 a.m.-1. Poultry House: Tue.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4; Sat., 6 a.m. to 4; Sun., 10 a.m.-2.

American Civil War Museum of Ohio: 217 S. Washington, Tiffin; 455-9551; Hours: Wed.-Sat., noon-4.

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

Frogtown Froggy Museum: Fort Industry Square, Suite 1-A, Summit St.; 913-7461; Hours: Sat., 10 a.m.-3; Sun., 1-5.

Hancock Historical Museum: 422 W. Sandusky St., Findlay; 423-4433; Hancock County’s Attic: through Dec. 29. Hours: Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4; Sun., 1-4.

Imagination Station: 1 Discovery Way (Adams and Summit streets); 244-2674; Frostology: The Science of the Season; through Jan. 5. Hours: today-Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

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; 434-5521. Hours: today-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.

Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society’s Brandville School and Museum Complex: 1133 Grasser St., Oregon; 472-1331; Hours: Thu., 10 a.m.-2.

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center: Spiegel Grove, Fremont; 332-2081; Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President exhibit; through April 13. Hours: Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3:30; Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-4. Closed Christmas Day.

Stranahan Arboretum: 4131 Tantara Dr.; 841-1007; Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3.

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

Toledo Botanical Garden: 5403 Elmer Dr.; 536-5566; Open daylight hours; Visitors Center: daily, 10 a.m.-5.

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

Toledo History Museum: 2001 Collingwood Blvd.; 215-2437; Hours: Sat., Sun., 10 a.m.-6.

Toledo Museum of Art: 2445 Monroe St.; 255-8000; Hours: Tue.-Wed., 10 a.m.-4; Thu.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9; Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5. Closed Christmas Day.

Toledo Police Museum: 2201 Kenwood Blvd.; 720-2485; Hours: Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4.

Toledo Zoo: 2 Hippo Way; 385-4040; Lights Before Christmas: through Dec. 31; Ice-carving demonstrations: today; Hours: Sun.-Thu., 3-8; Fri., Sat., 3-9; Regular hours: daily, 10 a.m.-3. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Wolcott House Museum Complex: 1035 River Rd., Maumee: 893-9602; Christmas Tours: through Dec. 29, 12:30 and 2:30.

Wood County Historical Center & Museum: 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green; 352-0967; “Journey to a Winter Wonderland” Old Home Holiday Tour: today, 10 a.m.-8; Fri., 10 a.m.-5.

Michigan

Adrian Public Library: 143 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich.; 517-265-2265; “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition: through Jan. 22.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor; 734-995-5439; Hours: Mon., Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Thu., 10 a.m.-8; Sun., noon-5.

Detroit Historical Museum: 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-1805; Made by Hand: Detroit’s Ceramic Legacy, works by Pewabic Pottery: through Jan. 12; Hours: today, Fri., 9:30 a.m.-4; Sat., Sun., 10 a.m.-5.

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

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

Hidden Lake Gardens: 6214 Monroe Rd. (M-50), Tipton, Mich.; 517-431-2060; Hours: daily, 9 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 Rd., Ann Arbor; 734-647-7600; gardens open daily: 8 a.m. to dusk. Conservatory hours: today-Sun., Mon. 10 a.m.-4:30.

Monroe County Historical Museum: 126 S. Monroe St., Monroe, Mich.; 734-240-7780; Hours: Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

Motown Historical Museum: 2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-875-2264. Hours: Tue.-Sat, 10 a.m.-6 (last tour begins at 5).

Old Mill Museum: 242 Toledo St., Dundee; 734-529-8596 / museum@dundeeoldmill.com; Hours: Fri.,-Sat., Sun.-Mon., noon-4.

William G. Thompson House Museum: 101 Summit St., Hudson, Mich.; 517-448-8125; Christmas Tours: Sat., Sun., 2-4.

Train Rides

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.: 11600 County Rd. 99, Findlay; 423-2995 / nworrp.org North Pole Express: Fri., 6-9; Sat., 5-9; Sun., 5-8.

Old Road Dinner Train Blissfield Railroad: U.S. 223, Blissfield, Mich.; 888-467-2451; Murder Mystery Dinner: Sat., boarding 6 departure 7; Santa Express: Sat., boarding 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., departure 10 a.m. and 12:30

Water Parks

Great Wolf Lodge Water Park Resort: U.S. 250, Sandusky; 888-779-2327; registered guests only.

Holiday Inn Splash Bay Water Park: 1705 Tollgate Dr., Maumee; 482-7777; Hours: Sat., 4-9; Sun., 10 a.m.-3; For registered guests and the public.

Kalahari Indoor Water Park Resort: U.S. 250, Sandusky; 877-525-2427; open daily for registered guests and for the public.

SPORTS

Basketball

Men’s

University of Toledo vs. Cleveland State: Sat., 2.

Bowling Green State University vs. Detroit: Sun., 2.

Women’s

University of Toledo Women’s vs. Dayton: Sun., 2.

Ohio State vs. Appalachian State: Columbus, O.; Fri., 7.

University of Michigan vs. Southern: Fri., 7.

Running/​Walking

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



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