The Maritime Academy of Toledo's "Welcoming Reception" celebrating the arrival of USS De Wert, HMCS Ville de Quebec, USS Hurricane, USCG Mobile Bay, and the Flagship Niagara, ships that are a part of Navy Week scheduled to arrive between 3-5 p.m. Reception will be held at the Maritime Academy of Toledo, 803 Water St., 2-6 p.m. Thursday. Enjoy the arrival of the ships from one of four balconies at the school overlooking the Maumee River and pier. A Niagara Gun Salute will take place at 3 p.m. and the Navy Band will perform. Food and beverages provided. Cost: $150 per person or $200 per couple. Details: 419-244-9999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations support the school, its uniform fund for disadvantaged students, and navigation simulator upgrades.
"The Red Benefit" Concert and Art Show for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Threshold Church on the University of Toledo Campus, 3059 W. Bancroft, 7 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 1. Performances by the Strong Talk, Bloody Holly, and Pitch Red. Artists' works by Nick Petrillo, Nick Runckel, Vivian Ivey, and Vince Garcia.Tickets: $5. Details: Anna, 419-356-8039.
Bonofest, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, 1105 Elliston Rd. just off State Rt. 2, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 2. Barbecue chicken and ham dinners will be available. Carry out available. Raffles, bingo, games, ethnic food, and music.
Boy Scout Half Marathon and Tenderfoot 5k at Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Sept. 1. For details and rules visit: SoaringEagleRuns.org or email Don Snyder at email@example.com.
Genoa Super Cruise-ins on Main St. in historic downtown 6 p.m. Aug. 28.To participate (free registration) call: Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, 419-855-2001.
Rhythm on the River Arts Series with North Coast Big Band (Swing music) at Wright Pavilion located on the towpath between the canal and the Maumee River at the end of Lincoln St., 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Ottawa County Historical Society's annual potluck picnic for members and guests at the Wolcott Keeper's House, 9999 E. Bayshore Rd., cooking demonstration 4:30 p.m. followed by picnic Wednesday. Demonstration by Ray Machar at the restored Keeper's House fireplace. Bring a dish to pass. Reservations: Kathy Leonard, 419-734-9365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories in the Park: Little Red Riding Hood for ages 5-8 years at Side Cut, Maumee Rotary Centennial Pavilion, 1025 W. River Rd., 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Each program includes an activity and craft. Reservations needed by calling 419-407-9701. Cost: $5.
Leaders at the YWCA H.O.P.E. Center hosting the screening of the new, award-winning documentary The Invisible War at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., 2 p.m. Saturday. Suggested donation: $5. YWCA H.O.P.E. Center/Battered Women's Shelter, 419-241-3235.
Monarch Festival at Maumee Bay State Park at the Milton B. Trautman Nature Center near Quilter Lodge, 1400 State Park Rd., noon Sept. 2. Demonstrations are free. For children to participate in the crafts cost is $3 for a wristband. Proceeds to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation. Further information: 419-836-9117.
Johlin Black Swamp Cabin: Open House at Pearson Park, 4600 Starr Ave. (Lallendorf Rd. at State Route 2), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. For all ages. Meet the lady of the house dressed in period clothing, lend a hand with daily chores or just explore. Free. Reservations needed, 419-407-9701.
Area Men and Women are invited to "Outdoor Adventure" evening dinner and program at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., dinner 6:30 p.m., program 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Speaker: Ron Rightnower. Special feature: Theresa Cleland from Cleland's Outdoor World. Singer: Skip Jacobs. Cost: $10.50. Reservations: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633. Sponsored by the Toledo East Women's Connection.
Oregon Democratic Club Corn Roast at Dunberger Post 4925 Pickle Rd., 4-7 p.m. Thursday. Details: Kollin Rice, 419-697-2424.
The 577 Foundation offers Programs for adults and children, 577 E. Front St.: Tai Chi in the Garden, 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays in Sept., no fee; ethnic food made easy, 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 7, fee $15; Saturday pottery, 9 a.m.-noon or 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 8, fee $13. Classes are limited. For reservations and other classes offered call 419-874-4174 or 577foundation.org.
Music at the Market with the Navy Band, performing at Commodore Square, 140 E. Indiana Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday. In case of inclement weather, concerts will move inside to the Judy Beck Auditorium on the Commodore site. Details: 419-873-2787
Perrysburg Day at BGSU, the Bowling Green State University Football will host Perrysburg Day at Doyt Perry Stadium, Stadium Dr., Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Idaho vs. BGSU. Perrysburg residents get a special rate, $8 ticket. Call ticket office 419-372-0000 or Mark Hazel, 419-372-2762.
Tammy's Walk in memory of Tammy Bowlin-Macrae (domestic violence homicide victim) at Walbridge Park Gazebo, Broadway St. across from the zoo, registration 8:30 a.m., 2.5 mile walk 9:30 a.m. Saturday. All proceeds will benefit local Lucas County communities through Advocates for Victims and Justice, Inc. Cash and checks acceptable. Additional information contact: Robin, 419-508-6152.
The Believe Center will celebrate the Feed Lucas County Children's 10th birthday, 1 Aurora Gonzalez Dr. near Anthony Wayne Trail and South Ave., 4-7 p.m. Friday. Food, music, giveaways, and more.
Ecumenical Bereavement Support Group at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish, Emmaus Room, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Title: The Positive Power of Grief. Speaker: Susie Waible-Rose. Contact: Rita Hoff, 419-724-4675 or email@example.com.
The Black Swamp Wood Carvers meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Common Space, 1700 N. Reynolds Rd. New members and guests welcome; no prior experience necessary.
Euchre Tournament at Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St., 1 p.m., Sept. 1. Entry fee: $10 and includes lunch. Cash prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. No smoking. Sponsored by the Men's Auxiliary.
Walking Tour starting at Robbins House Museum, 114 S. River Rd., 2 p.m. Saturday. The Waterville Historical Society's museums will be open from 1-4 p.m. $1.
Roche de Boeuf Festival in Historic Downtown Waterville scheduled for Sept. 22. For more information, visit watervillechamber.com or contact the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-878-5188.
Auditions for the Children's Choir of Northwest Ohio at Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6510 Finzel Rd., 5-7 p.m. Sept. 5, 6, and 10. Nonprofit for children in grades 3-10. All information about auditions and upcoming season at ccofnwo.org. Parents should go to the Web site or call 419-377-7710 to set up a 15 minute audition time.
Nature Shoot: Morning Dew at Blue Creek Conservation, Parking area, State Route 64 at Schadel Rd., 7-9 a.m. Thursday. Macro/close-up equipment recommended. Reservations needed, 419-407-9701. Cost: $20.
Wood County Master Gardener volunteer for 2013, informational meeting at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, 7 p.m. Monday. Questions: Lisa Cook, 419-354-9050 or email at email@example.com.