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Organizations and individuals are invited to attend a holiday decorator's meeting at the Wood County Historical Center at 2 p.m. Saturday to discuss the Old Home Holiday decorating which will begin in November. RSVP by calling the museum or emailing


Infants and toddlers under 3 and their adult companions are invited to learn hands-on and feet-on how much fun mud can be at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. today at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve off County Road 144 west of Findlay. Go to for more information.


The Findlay Civic Band will perform as part of the Riverside Summer Concert Series at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell and Dick Daugherty Plaza at Riverside Park. The concert is free.


Come learn about the wild animals that live at the old barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, contact the Hancock Park District, 419-425-PARK.


Enjoy a leisurely canoe ride down the Blanchard River from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Participants should meet at the boathouse at Riverside Park. Register with the Hancock Park District by tomorrow


Sandusky County Park District holds four public events this week:

  • Firefly Fantasia for ages 5 and under with adult companions at 8 p.m. tomorrow at White Star Park Barn (registration required);

  • White Star Beach Party, with free admission, from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday at White Star Park;

  • A movie night at 9:30 p.m. Friday at White Star Quarry (For the movie title and registration, call the park district.);


    Ohio singer and songwriter Bob Ford will perform during a free Verandah Concert from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, where a free ice cream social will begin at 6:45 p.m.


    Bavarian Brass Band will perform from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Birchard Park.


    Eugene Watkins, a doctoral candidate at the University of Toledo, will discuss "Cousin Jonathan: The Common Soldier in the War of 1812" at

    7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Meigs Visitor Center, 29100 West River Rd. The event is free.


    Drums Along the Maumee, a concert of military percussion music from the colonial period through the American Civil War, will run at Fort Meigs on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


    An evening of live classic big band music featuring the Johnny Knorr Orchestra is set for 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Crew's Nest Pavilion on Bay View Avenue. Tickets are $50.


    The "Festival of the Jester" Mardi Gras Festival will run from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, featuring traditional to modern blues and jazz, French and Southern-style food, beads, and costumes.


    Ohio State University Extension at Toledo Botanical Garden will hold a gypsy moth open house from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the garden's conference center, 5403 Elmer Drive.


    "Engaging College Residents in Reducing Underage Drinking" is the title of a program scheduled for 3 to 4:15 p.m. Thursday at the Community Partnership Training Center, 5902 Southwyck Blvd.


    Kathy Cousins will perform during a Cool Jazz on Hot Summer Nights concert to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive.


    University of Toledo President Lloyd Jacobs will discuss "Effects of the Merger of UT and MUO" during the American Legion Toledo Post 335 luncheon regularly scheduled for noon Friday at the Toledo Club, Madison Avenue and 14th Street.


    To be considered for Coming Up, submit your listing at least one week before the Monday when the information needs to appear. Mail your listing, including your daytime and evening phone numbers, to: Coming Up, c/o City Desk, The Blade, P.O. Box 921, 541 North Superior St., Toledo, OH 43697.

    We cannot assure listing of all events because of space limitations.

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