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What's On - West


•Sylvania Arts and Crafts Festival registration through today. Artist's booth, $135. The festival is Sept. 12 at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. 419-882-2135.

•About $60 worth of fresh and frozen food can be purchased by anyone in need for $30 through Angel Food Ministries at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6517 Brint Rd., Sylvania. August orders will be taken at the church on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Orders can be placed online with credit cards at for pickup at King of Glory. Call: 419-882-6488.

West Toledo

•Jazz in the Garden, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5300 Elmer Drive, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 9. Tickets: $5 for members, $65 for students and seniors 60 and older. $7 general admission. Call 419-241-5299.

•Picker's night, 7:30 to 11 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month, American Legion Post 468 at 55809 Centennial Rd. All guitar pickers welcome. Pickers eat free and receive three free drink tickets. 419-601-4653.


•Dancin' in The Street concert, 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 13, at the corner of Main and Monroe streets, featured band will be The Habit. No presales on tickets and concert-goers must be at least 21. Photo ID required. Information: 419-822-3089.

Point Place

•Music, dancing, jam session, 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, VFW Post 3265, 5416 North Summit St. Area musicians invited to participate. 419-729-9282.


•Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor has scheduled narrated history and architectural tours aboard the Sandpiper boat on the Maumee River through September. The cruises travel upstream from downtown Toledo and visit such highlights as the SS Willis Boyer freighter, the grain elevators, the casino location, estate homes in Eagle Point Colony, and one of the nation's busiest railroad bridges. Historian Fred Folger will narrate the tours. Dates for the two-hour cruises are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9; 1 p.m. Sept. 5, and 1 p.m. Sept. 19. The cost is $18 per person, or $15 for members of any historical organization in the Maumee Valley. For reservations, call the Sandpiper at 419-537-1212.

•Levis Square Concert Series: noon-1:30 p.m., Levis Square, Madison Avenue and North St. Clair Street downtown: Tomorrow: Johnny Rodriguez light rock. Aug. 19: The Swamp Kings blues-rock. Aug. 26: Glass City Steel steel drum-island music.

•Jermain Park Shuffleboard Club plays 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week through September at Upton and North Cove. To join, call 419-824-5173.


•4th Annual Josh Project Save a Life; learn to swim summer fund-raiser, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, 640 Indiana Ave. Fun, food, homemade ice cream and music.

•Kingston Healthcare will host a special USO dance, 7:30 to 11 p.m., Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd. Big Band Era with the Johnny Knorr Orchestra. Complimentary dessert provided by Kingston, and a full cash bar and concessions will be available. Cost: $5 per person.

•2011 OSU Extension Master Gardener Training seeking volunteer, meeting at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. The meeting is free and open to the public. Information: 419-578-6783.

•Lawrence F. Monroe Memorial Golf Scramble, Aug. 21, South Toledo Golf Club, 3915 Heatherdowns Blvd. The entry fee is $75 and will cover 18 holes of golf, plus dinner. Tee time is 2 p.m. Proceeds go to scholarship awards for Maumee High School and Gateway Middle School students through the VFW-sponsored Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen essay contests. Register at or call 419-381-2138. Other sponsorships are available. Registration deadline is Saturday.

•Nature Photography Seminar by Mark Perry, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Aug. 28, Maumee Bay State Park Nature Center, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon. Free. Limited to 50 participants. Bring your cameras. RSVP: 419-304-4776.

•Crafters needed for Tontogany Festival, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday . Spaces cost $15. Call 419-823-3359 for details.

•Craft and gift displayers invited to display at the 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 19 show at the Gladieux Meadows, 4330 Heatherdowns Blvd. Rental information: leave message at 419-537-7657.

•Canoe Trips on the Maumee: Otsego Canoe Livery open through Labor Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. At the intersection of State Rt. 235 and State Rt. 65, Grand Rapids Township. Reservations: 800-321-1897 or 419-353-1897 locally.

•Canoe Trips on the Huron River, through Sept. 26. Park in the Huron River Valley Campground in Erie County's Milan Township; Erie Metroparks staff transport you to the starting point. Paddle down the Huron back to the campground. Two-hour trips begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. only on Sundays, $15 per canoe. Must register five days in advance. Directions: 419-627783, ext. 221 or visit

•Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society meets 7 p.m., Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 1400 State Park Rd., the last Thursday of each month. 419-691-3788.

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