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ART

Toledo Museum of Art: 2445 Monroe St.; 255-8000; Gallery 18: Homer For the Holidays: Watercolors by Winslow Homer from the Art Institute of Chicago; through Feb. 8. Works on Paper Galleries: American Art in the Time of Homer: through Jan. 25. Little Theatre Gallery: Retrospective/Introspective: Students Examine Art s Attraction: through Feb. 15. Glass Pavilion: Radiant Ensemble: Jewelry from the Nancy and Gilbert Levine Collection: through March 1. Hours: Tue.-Thu., 10 a.m.-4; Fri., 10 a.m.-10; Sat., 10 a.m.-6; Sun., noon-6.

Art House Design Studio and Gallery: 124 W. Wayne St., Maumee; 794-4714; Visual artists from the region; on permanent view.

Arts in Common Gallery: 437 S. Main St., Bowling Green; Salamander Meander: through Jan. Hours: Thu., Sat., Sun., 1-4; Fri., 4-7. Artists reception: Fri., 5-7.

Bowling Green State University: Fine Arts Center: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery: Faculty/Staff Exhibition; through Sun. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4; Thu., 6-9; Sun., 1-4. Bowen-Thompson Student Union Art Gallery: Nuestra Cultura: wood carvings, paintings, photos by the Latino Cultural & Arts Group; through Jan. 26. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-9; Sun., 10 a.m.-9.

BGSU Firelands: Huron, O.; 4330-5560; Little Gallery: Deborah Thoreson: Juxtaposition; Mon.-Feb. 17. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History: 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-494-5800; Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh s Tomb; through Jan. Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits: through March 1. Women of a New Tribe; through April 6. Hours: Tue., 9:30 a.m.-8; Wed.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5; Sun., 1-5.

Copper Moon Studio: 7154 Front St., Holland; 867-0683; Erin Cromly, Julia Labay, Amy Lipinski, Cheri McNutt, Stacy Wetzel, Liz Zorn: fused and stained glass, jewelry, furniture, photography, and paintings; on permanent view. Hours: Tue.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6; Sat., noon-5.

Detroit Institute of Arts: 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; Monet to Dali: Modernist Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art; through Sun. In the Company of Artists: Photographs from the DIA Collection: through Feb. 15. Master Pieces: Chess Sets from the Dr. George and Vivian Dean Collection: through March 22. Hours: Wed., Thu., 10 a.m.-5; Fri., 10 a.m.-10; Sat., Sun., 10 a.m.-6.

Dorr Street Cafe: 5243 Dorr St.; 531-4446; local artists on display: exhibits change monthly.

D vine Design: 116 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg; 874-2816; jewelry, paintings, sculptures, metal works, rug weaving, and poetry art; on permanent view. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5; Sat., 10 a.m.-3.

Ella Sharp Museum: 3225 4th St., Jackson, Mich.; 517-787-2320; Emmet Gallery: Earth and Fire Equals Clay; through March 14. Hurst Gallery: 3rd annual Statewide Fine Arts Competition: opens Sat. Pyron Gallery: Preserving History Why We Collect: through Feb. Hours: Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4; Sat., 11 a.m.-4.

Firenation Glass Studio: 7166 Front St., Holland; 866-6288; Matt Paskiet: art glass. Hours: Mon.-Fri., noon-6; Sat., 11 a.m.-5.

Frame Shop Art Gallery: 7101 Orchard Centre Dr., Holland; Andrei Protsouk, Marcus Glenn, James Spearman, A. Chen, J.W. Scott: serigraphs; G. Smith: blown glass; R. Mazzei: fused glass; E.F. Ivory: Tagua nut carvings; on permanent view.

Georgette s: 311 Conant St., Maumee; 891-8888; Frank Pinciotti: oils and watercolors; through Jan. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6:30- a.m.-3; Sat., 8 a.m.-4.

Hudson Gallery: 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania; 885-8381; Haitian glass artist Pierre Camilien and fiber artist Marcia Derse: through Feb. Hours: Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6; Sat., 10 a.m.-3.

Huntington National Bank: 1001 Sandusky Ave., Perrysburg; paintings, necklaces by local artists: ongoing.

I ve Been Framed: 3115 W. Sylvania Ave.; Thomas Kinkade Show: through Feb. Hours: Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6; Sat., 9 a.m.-3.

Kellfire Glass Studio Gallery: 2620 Centennial Rd., Suite W; 419-517-6061; Kelly Sheehan: ongoing.

Lighthouses by Murphy: 2017 W. Sylvania Ave. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-5.

Mr. Atomic Gallery & Studio: Common Space, 1700 N. Reynolds Rd., room 204; pop art; on permanent view. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 1-10.

National Center for Nature Photography: Secor Metropark, 1001 W. Central Ave., Berkey; Kenneth West, Jr.: The Sweet Light: landscape and nature photographs; through March 15. Hours: Sat., Sun., noon-5.

Owens Community College: Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg; 567-661-7000; Terhune Gallery: Who Do You Love: realistic and abstract art; through Feb. 14. Hours: Mon., Tue., Fri., 10 a.m.-4; Wed., Thu., 10 a.m.-8; Sat., 10 a.m.-3.

Owens Community College s Findlay-Area Campus: 3200 Bright Rd., Findlay; 567-429-3076; Julie Good, Brook Hanes: One World, Two Lenses: Nature from Two Points of View; Tue. through Feb. 20. Hours: Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.-7; Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30; Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Reception: Tue., 6-8.

Perrysburg Municipal Building: 201 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg; Mary Gaynier: intricate paper cuttings; through Jan. 30.

Richmond Gallery: 417 W. Main St., Marblehead; 798-5631; Ben Richmond: oils, watercolors, prints; on permanent view. Hours: daily, 10 a.m.-5.

River Gallery: 120 S. Main St., Chelsea, Mich.; 734-433-0826; Susan Moran: Le Avventure di Pinocchio and A Year Of Walks; MaryBeth Koeze: Postcards from Italy; both through Sun. Hours: Tue.-Thu., 11 a.m.-5; Fri., Sat., 11 a.m.-8; Sun., noon-4.

Sanger Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library: 3030 W. Central Ave.; Darlene Krohn: mixed media; Muse Designs: fused glass; both through Jan. Hours: Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-9; Fri., Sat., 9 a.m.-5:30; Sun., 1-5:30.

Silver Lining Gifts & Gallery: 122 Mechanic St., Waterville; 419-356-4529; local artists; ongoing. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6; Sun., noon-5.

Toledo Artists Club: Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr.; New Members and Members Only Show: through Jan. 23. Hours: Tue.-Fri., 1-5; Sat., 1-4.

20 North Gallery: 18 N. St. Clair St.; 241-2400; Mike Basista: America the Beautiful; landscape and landmark photographs; through Sun. Hours: Tue.-Fri., noon-4; Sun., 1-5.

University of Findlay: Lea Gallery in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion; Faculty Exhibition: through Jan. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5.

University of Toledo Center for Visual Arts: 620 Grove Pl, next to the Toledo Museum of Art; Debra A. Davis and Barbara WF Miner: Conversations While on Leave; through Feb. 8. Artist s reception: Fri., 6-9. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-10; Sun., 10 a.m.-10.

AT THE CLUBS

Rock and Alternative

A.J s Doolittle: 8525 Secor Rd., Lambertville; 734-856-3838; Watermelon Men: Fri.; Nick Mousoulias and Ian Frost: Wed.

Avalon: 25 S. Huron St.; Empire Drift: Fri.

Brad s Place: 5801 Telegraph Rd.; 476-4299; Streetwize: Fri., Sat.

Bronze Boar: 20 S. Huron St.; 244-2627; Chris Shutters Band open mic night: Wed.

Distillery: 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd.; 382-1444; Shucking Bubba Deluxe: Sat.

Firehouse 47 Bar and Grill: 6437 U.S. 223, Ottawa Lake, Mich.; 734-854-8751; Common Ground: Fri., Sat.

Frankies Inner City: 308 Main St.; 693-5300; Megaton Hammer, Smoke Theory, Harlequin Ghost Pipe: Fri.; Full Scale Panic CD release, Bolth, Manute Bol, Confront the System: Sat.; the Scenic, Sparks the Rescue: Mon.

J. Patrick s Pub: Holiday Inn, State Rt. 20, Perrysburg; Herbie Russ: tonight; Late Show: Fri., Sat.

The Lounge: 720 Illinois Ave., Maumee; 893-5155; the Rakeshakers: Fri., Sat.

Magic Bag: 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, Mich.; 248-544-1991; the Mega 80s: Fri; Leon Russell with Laith Al Saadi: Sat.

Michigan Tavern: 1680 Smith Rd., Temperance; 734-847-6105; MAS FiNA; Fri., Sat.

Nate & Wally s: 149 E Wooster St., Bowling Green; Empire Drift: Sat.

Shorty s True American Roadhouse: 5111 Monroe St.; 841-9505; the Kirbys: tonight.

Wesley s Bar and Grill: 1201 Adams St.; 255-3333; Russel Martin and the Relics: Sat.

Acoustic

Avenue Bistro: 6710 W. Central Ave., Sylvania; 841-5944; Don and Rachel Coats: Wed.

Blue Devil: 938 W. Laskey Rd.; 720-4320; Scottie: Sun.

Brewed Awakenings: 2636 W. Central Ave.; 474-5939; open mic with Patrick McGee: Wed.

Daddy Oh s: 4044 Monroe St.; 473-9100; jam session with Mike Whitty: Wed.

Dog House: 4935 Lewis Ave.; 478-6101; Vince and Bethany: tonight; Jason Sherwood: Sat.

Dorr Street Cafe: 5243 Dorr St.; 531-4446; Don and Rachel Coats: Sat.

Firehouse 47: 6437 U.S. 223, Ottawa Lake, Mich.; Rachel and Don Coats: Tue.

Papa s Tavern: 1328 Liberty; 697-0644; Bobby, Frank and Friends: tonight.

Ray s Cafe: 608 Main St., Genoa; 855-2233; Big Ticket: Sat.

River Cafe and Marina: 6401 Edgewater Dr., Erie; 734-723-7405; Dan and Don: Sat.

Shawn s Irish Tavern: 4400 Heath-erdowns Blvd.; 381-1281; Johnny Rodriguez: Fri., Wed.

Tres Amigos Cantina: 8504 Secor Rd., Lambertville; 734-854-8737; Rachel and Don Coats: Fri.

Village Idiot: 309 Conant St., Maumee; 893-7281; Reese Dailey Band: Fri.; Crawdaddy and the Blues Connoisseurs: Sat.; Bobby and Frank May: Mon.; Mark Mikel: Tue.; Nate and Evan: Wed.

Village Inn: 4984 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd., Sylvania; 882-0338; Don and Rachel Coats: tonight.

Blues

Fat Fish Blue: 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg; 931-3474; Roman Griswold and the Griswold Band: Sat.

Sports Venue: 7625 Sylvania Ave.; Walter Station: Fri.

Rhythm and Blues

JoJo s Nite Club: 115 E. Main St., Woodville; 849-3257; Bobby May Trio: Fri.; Bobby May and Dry Bones Revival: Sat.

Stella s Restaurant and Bar: 104 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg; 873-8360; CJ and Company: tonight-Sat.

Jazz and Big Band

Cla-Zel Theatre s Club Encore: 127 N. Main St., Bowling Green; 419-353-5000; Keith Bernhard and More Jazz Messengers, Fri..

Firefly Club: 637 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-665-9090; Easy St. Band: Fri.; Phil Ogilvie s Rhythm Kings, Elevation: Sun.; Paul Keller Orchestra: Mon.; closed: Tue., Wed.

Holiday Inn: State Rt. 20, Perrysburg; Jackson Square Atrium: Gene Parker at Brunch: Sun.

Main Street Bar and Grill: 5758 Main St., Sylvania; 885-3351; Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland: Wed.

Murphy s Place: 151 Water St.; 241-7732; the Murphys Trio: Fri.; vocalist Kim Buehler: Sat.; Clifford Murphy and Claude Black: Mon., Tue.

Ragtime Rick s Second Edition: 301 River Rd., Maumee; Ragtime Rick with Wes Linenkugel: tonight; Cakewalkin Jass Band: Fri.; Ragtime Rick and Banjo Betsy: Sat.

SouthBriar Restaurant: 5147 Main St., Sylvania; 517-1111; Jeff McDonald s Original Big Band Sound: Tue.

Salsa

Firefly Club: 637 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-665-9090; Los Gatos: tonight.

Country/Country Rock

Country Ridge Inn: Stoney Ridge and I-280, Stoney Ridge; Borderline: tonight-Sat.

Ladies Choice: 1637 Broadway; 241-6188; Flyte 66: Fri.

YeeHa s Buckin Bar and Grill: 3150 Navarre Ave., Oregon; 693-8880; Haywire: Fri.; Summer Rain: Sat.

Piano

SouthBriar Restaurant: 5147 Main St., Sylvania; 517-1111; Jim Gottron: Sat.

DANCE

Performance

Bellydance Show and Dinner: Naslada Bistro, 182 S. Main St., Bowling Green; 419-373-6050; Sat., 7-9.

Singles

Glass City Singles: Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd.; Fri., line dance class: 6:30; social dance class: 7:30; dance: 8:30-midnight.

Baby Boomers Singles: K of C s Graystone Hall, 29101 Hufford Rd., Perrysburg; Sun., 6-10.

Ballroom, Big Band, Polka, Country, Latin, and Salsa

Ladies United with Style Dance Cabaret: UAW Hall Local 14, 5411 Jackman Rd.; Fri., 8-1.

Intro to West African Dance: Integration Yoga Studio, 4633 W. Bancroft St.; 419-266-9642; Tue., 7-8:15; through Feb. 3.

Alfredo s Studio of Dance: 5224 Renwyck Dr.; 419-536-3243; Fri.; group lesson: 8:30; dance: 9-11.

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

Urban Ballroom Lessons by Fancy Footwork: Common Space, 1700 N. Reynolds Rd.; beginner-intermediate-advanced; Sat., 4-6.

Mind, Body and Soul: YMCA: 306 Bush St.; ballroom dance lessons: Sun., 4.

Seniors

Young at Heart Dance: VFW Post 606, 3005 W. Laskey Rd.; music by Sounds Great: Sat., 7-10:30.

Bowman s Senior Dance: VFW Post 606, 3005 W. Laskey Rd.; music by Herm Loch: Wed., 1-3:30; through Feb.

ETC.

Events

Inauguration Celebrations: Tuesday; Main Library, 325 Michigan St., 10 a.m.; Kent branch, 3101 Collingwood, 10 a.m.; Mott branch, 1085 Dorr St., 10 a.m.; Lagrange branch, 3422 Lagrange St., 11:30 a.m.; South branch, 1736 Broadway, noon; West Toledo branch, 1320 Sylvania Ave., noon.

Blue Ribbon Coin and Stamp Show: St. Clements Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd.; Sun., 9:30 a.m.-3:30.

Country Peddler Winter Craft Show: Lucas County Rec Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee; Fri., 3-8; Sat., 9 a.m.-5; Sun., 10 a.m.-4.

Stateline Gun Show: Williams County Fairground, Montpelier, O.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4; Sun., 9 a.m.-3.

Antique Show: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor; 734-429-3164; Sat., 8 a.m.-5.

Record and CD Collector s Show: Weber s Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor; Sun., 10 a.m.-4.

Cleveland Boat and Waterfront Lifestyle Expo: I-X Center, One I-X Center Dr.; Fri. through Jan. 25.

Learning

Travel Circle Programs: the Lodge at Oak Openings Preserve, two miles west of Toledo Express Airport; 419-407-9747; Renee Dallas: Santiago Chile, Andes and Surrounding Area; Sat., 2:15.

Fort Meigs Military History Roundtable Lecture: Fort Meigs Visitor Center, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg; Eugene Watkins: Fort Madison (Iowa) During the War of 1812; tonight, 7:30.

Improving Your Photography: Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr.; 419-467-3734; Tue., 7-9; through Feb. 17. Sponsored by the Photo Arts Club of Toledo.

Soul Djembe Drumming Workshop: Performers School of Dance, 6801 W Central Ave.; 419-381-2755; Sun., 12:30; through Jan. 25.

Planetarium Programs

Ritter Planetarium: University of Toledo s Brooks Observatory; 419-530-2650; Winter Skies over Toledo: Fri., 7:30. Amazing Star Gazing!: Sat., 1; through Jan.

Lourdes College s Appold Planetarium: 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania; 419-517-8897; BIG: Sat., 7:30.

University of Michigan Exhibit Museum Planetarium: 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0478. The Sky Tonight: Sat., 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30; Sun., 1:30 and 3:30. Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity: Sat., 12:30; Hubble Vision: Sat., Sun., 2:30; through Feb.

Dining

Fish Fries: St. Paul s Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy Rd., Oregon; Fri., 4-7. Holland American Legion, 1074 Clarion Ave., Holland; Fri., 4:30-7:30; through April 10. American Legion Post 99, 3247 E. Manhattan, Fri., 5-8. Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, 2020 W. Alexis Rd., Fri., 5-7. Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, Maumee, Fri., 5-8; VFW Post 3013, 1950 S. Eber Rd., Holland; Fri. 5-7.

Pancake Breakfast: First Christian Church of Sylvania, 5271 W. Alexis Rd., Sylvania; 419-882-3313; Sat., 8:30-10 a.m.

FUN PLACES

Northwest Ohio

Toledo Zoo: 2700 Broadway; 385-4040. Hours: daily, 10 a.m.-4. Frozentoesen: through Feb.

Farmers Market: Huron and Market streets; 255-6765. Hours: Sat., 9 a.m.-1. Poultry House: Sat., 6 a.m. to 4; Sun., 10 a.m.-2.

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

Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society s Brandville School: 1133 Grasser St., Oregon; 472-1331; museum and library open the first Sun. of the month, 2-5; or by appointment. Tea and tours offered.

S.S. Willis B. Boyer Museum Ship: International Park; 936-3070. Hours: Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4; Sun., noon-4.

Toledo Botanical Garden: 5403 Elmer Dr.; 936-2986. Hours: daily, 8 a.m.-5:30; through March.

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

Allen County Museum: 620 Market St., Lima; 419-222-9426. Hours: Tue.-Sun., 1-5.

Fulton County Historical Museum: 229 Monroe St., Wauseon; 419-337-7922. Hours: Mon., Thu., Sat., 1-4; Tue., 1-7.

Glass Heritage Gallery: 109 N. Main St., Fostoria; 419-435-5077; Fostoria glass on permanent view. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4.

Hancock Historical Museum: 422 W. Sandusky St., Findlay; 419-423-4433. Hours: Wed.-Fri., 12:30-4:30, Sun., 1-4.

Kingwood Center: 900 Park Ave. West, Mansfield; 419-522-0211. Gardens open daily at 8 a.m. and close at 5. Kingwood Hall: Tue.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5.

Maritime Museum of Sandusky: 125 Meigs St., Sandusky; 419-624-0274. Hours: Tue.-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; 419-434-4560. Hours: Wed.-Fri., noon-5 ; Sun., 1-4.

Merry Go Round Museum: 301 Jackson St., Sandusky; 419-626-6111. Hours: Sat., 11 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum: 253 Southwest St., Bellevue, O.; 419-483-2222; daily, noon-4.

Ottawa County Historical Museum: 126 W. Third St., Port Clinton; 419-732-2237; Wed., noon-3.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum: 751 Erieside Ave., Cleveland; 216-781-7625; Inductee Exhibit: through Jan. Sparkle & Twang: Marty Stuart s American Musical Odyssey; through March 1. Hours: Thu.-Tue.: 10 a.m.-5:30; Wed., 10 a.m.-9.

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center: Spiegel Grove, Fremont; 419-332-2081. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

Sandusky County Historical Society Museum: 514 Birchard Ave., Fremont; 419-332-0303. Hours: Wed., Thu., Sun., 1-5.

Tiffin Glass Museum: 25 S. Washington, Tiffin; 419-448-0200. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 1-5.

Williams County Historical Society: 619 E. Main St., Montpelier; 419-485-8200. Hours: Sun.-Thu., 1-4.

Michigan

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

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History: 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-494-5800; Tue., 9:30 a.m.-5; Sun., 1-5.

Detroit Historical Museum: 5401 Woodward Ave. (at Kirby), Detroit; 313-833-1805; Wed.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-3; Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

Detroit Science Center and Dassault Systemes Planetarium: 5020 John R. St., Detroit; 313-577-8400; Tue.-Fri, 9 a.m.-3; Sat., 10:30 a.m.-6; Sun., noon-6.

Dossin Great Lakes Museum: Strand Drive, Belle Isle, Detroit; 313-852-4051; Sat., Sun., 11 a.m.-4.

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

Grosvenor House Museum: 211 Maumee St., Jonesville, Mich.; 517-849-9596. Hours: Sat., Sun., 2-5.

The Henry Ford: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 800-835-5237. Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village: daily, 9:30 a.m.-5. Out of This World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television: through Sun.

Hidden Lake Gardens: 6214 Monroe Rd. (M-50), Tipton, Mich.; 517-431-2060. Hours: 8 a.m.-dusk.

Lenawee County Historical Museum: 110 E. Church St., Adrian; 517-265-6071; Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-2.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens: 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor; 734-647-7600; gardens open daily: 8 a.m.-dusk. Conservatory: Tue. and Thu.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4:30; Wed., 10 a.m.-8.

Motown Historical Museum: 2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-875-2264. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6.

Old Mill Museum: 242 Toledo St., Dundee; 734-529-3430. Hours: Fri.-Mon., noon-4.

Walter P. Chrysler Museum: Chrysler s Auburn Hills Campus, Featherstone and Squirrel Rds., Auburn Hills; 888-456-1924 or 248-944-0001. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6; Sun., noon-6.

Train Rides

Adrian and Blissfield Railroad Excursions: U.S. 223, Blissfield; 888-467-2451; Mystery Dinner Train: Sat., 7.

Flag City Train Show and Train Rides: Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc., 11600 County Rd. 99, Findlay; 419-423-2995; Sun., 10 a.m.-4.

Southern Michigan Railroad Holiday Train: 517-456-7677; tours between Clinton and Tecumseh, Mich. Clinton departures: Sat., Sun., 11 a.m. and 2.

Horseback Riding

Bedford Woods Stables: 2755 W. Samaria Rd., Temperance; 734-854-6140; daily: 9 a.m.-5.

Water Parks

Cedar Point s Castaway Bay Water Park Resort: 2001 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky; 419-627-2106; daily, 9 a.m.-10; day passes are available.

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. 419-482-7777; for registered guests and the public.

Kalahari Indoor Water Park Resort: U.S. 250, Sandusky; 877-525-2427; open daily at 10 a.m. for registered guests and the public.

METROPARKS

Farnsworth: 202 acres on U.S. 24, one mile west of Waterville, along the Maumee River. Hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a shelter house. Bend View: Hike or ski in from Farnsworth s Towpath trail; scenic river overlook.

Oak Openings: 3,674 acres bounded by Wilkins Road, State Rt. 295, and State Rt. 64. Native deer herd roaming free. Hiking and horse trails, a lodge and shelter houses, picnic and play areas, and ponds.

Pearson: 320 acres on State Rt. 2, Oregon. Packer-Hammersmith Center, featuring Window on Wildlife and Black Swamp information; walking and bike trails, a shelter house, playgrounds, picnic areas, tennis courts, soccer fields, and softball diamonds.

Providence: 351 acres on U.S. 24 along the Maumee River, across from Grand Rapids. Hiking, fishing, preserved canal, and picnic shelter.

Secor: 600 acres on West Central Avenue, five miles west of Toledo. Hiking, bike trails, nature trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, a planted prairie, and a nature photography center.

Side Cut: 393 acres along the Maumee River, lower parking lot on West Broadway, Maumee, and an upper parking lot off the Anthony Wayne Trail. Walking trails on both sides of Broadway, river islands, preserved canal locks, playgrounds, picnic areas, shelter house, and Fallen Timbers monument and battlefield.

Swan Creek: 417 acres bounded by Airport Highway, Glendale Avenue, and Byrne and Eastgate roads. Entrances off Airport Highway and Glendale Avenue. Joseph A. and John W. Yager Center, featuring Window on Wildlife; trails, fields, bike paths, and picnic and play areas.

Wildwood Preserve: 460 acres. Central Avenue between Reynolds and Corey roads. Walking and bike trails, playgrounds, and Robert R. Metz Visitors Center, featuring Window on Wildlife. Manor House: Wed.-Sun., noon-5.



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