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Published: Monday, 7/31/2006

Coming up

BOWLING GREEN

Adoption America Network will hold an adoption fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Mall.

FINDLAY

Owens Community College's Findlay campus on Bright Road will be open extra hours this week for Rapid Registration Week - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 21.

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Night Jazz 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.

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Boys and girls ages 8-12 should register by Thursday with the Hancock Park District for a Young Explorers canoeing trip from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday along the Blanchard River. Participants will meet at the Riverside Landing Boathouse at Riverside Park. For information, go to www.hancockparks.com.

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Register by Friday with the Hancock Park District for a two-day basic hand-sewing workshop with Sherry Pees, a local historical consultant. The workshop, which costs $10, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Litzenberg Memorial Woods on U.S. 224 west of Findlay.

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The 14th annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Junior Jam basketball tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday in downtown Findlay. New this year is a Battle of the Bands that begins at 7 p.m. Saturday. For more information, go to www.findlayhancockchamber.com.

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Join the 1840s McKinnis family, friends, and neighbors from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday as they try to beat the heat with some old-fashioned drinks like shrub and switchel. The living history day at Litzenberg Memorial Woods on U.S. 224 west of Findlay is free.

FREMONT

The Maumee Valley Seaway Commanders Chorus will perform on Wednesday at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. The concert will begin with a free ice cream social at 6:45 p.m. Music will start at 7 p.m. and continue for about an hour.

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Sandusky County Park District will hold a public event on stream quality monitoring at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wolf Creek Park Canoe Launch. Registration is required.

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Deutschmeister Band will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Birchard Park.

HURON

A five-hour Erie County prairie tour will start at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Cedar Point Center parking lot at the Bowling Green State University's Firelands campus.

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"Winged Wonders & Prairie Blooms" is the name of a program to be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Edison Woods Preserve, starting from the State Rt. 61 parking lot.

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP

Toledo Zoo herpetologist Ken Becker will talk about fox snakes at 7 p.m. Friday at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve on East River and White roads. Register at wcparks.org.

PORT CLINTON

The 49th annual Arts in the Park will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lakeview Park on Perry Street. The free show will feature 150 artists who will demonstrate their work and offer their art for sale.

SANDUSKY

The "Viva Italia" Italian Festival will run from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion, 605 East Water St.

TIFFIN

The Mercy Hospital of Tiffin Auxiliary will host a back-to-school program for students in kindergarten through fifth grade accompanied by a parent or guardian. The event takes place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mercy Community Service Center, 539 West Market St.

TOLEDO

Al Compaan, chairman of the University of Toledo physics and astronomy department, will be the guest speaker when the Rotary Club of Toledo meets at noon today at Zenobia Shrine, 1511 Madison Ave. His topic is "Solar Electricity: Clean Power for the 21st Century - with a Toledo Cluster Leading the Way."

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Engineering A Bright Future, a fund-raiser for the Toledo Public Schools Foundation, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library main branch, 325 North Michigan St. Tickets are $100 each, with complimentary parking.

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The Murphy's 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.

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George M. Taoka, a University of Toledo professor emeritus of international business, will talk about "Thousands Evicted from Homes in World War II" during the American Legion Toledo Post 335 luncheon regularly scheduled for noon Friday at the Toledo Club, Madison Avenue and 14th Street.

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The Ohio University Alumni Association and the Toledo/Northwest Ohio Chapter Network invites area Bobcats to its Family Night at the Mud Hens. The event begins at 7 p.m. Friday at Fifth Third Field. Cost is $8, which is for game ticket only.

WAUSEON

The annual Air Tour by the Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with flights starting from the Fulton County Airport. For $15, a person can fly over their home or farm or other areas of interest. A crop duster and an Life Flight helicopter will be on display and a model airplane club will have demonstrations and displays.

Coming Up lists events in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. To be considered for publication, 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, Ohio, 43697. We cannot assure listing of all events due to space limitations.



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