Plan It calendar: 6-30


Except where indicated, all area codes are 419.


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

Dine and Dance: Hungry I Restaurant, 6060 Renaissance Place; 517-5570; Sat., 9.

1940s USO-Themed Hangar Dance: Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 50, Griffling-Sandusky Airport, 3115 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky; 626-5161; Sing City Big Band: Sat., 6-10.

Diehn American Legion Post 468: 5580 Centennial Rd., Sylvania; 882-9080; Fri., 7:30-11; Wed., 7-10.

Dancing Under the Stars: Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania; 882-1500; Johnny Knorr Orchestra's A Tribute to Our Armed Forces: Sat., 7:30-11.

Alfredo's Studio of Dance: 5224 Renwyck Dr.; 536-3243; Fri.; lessons: 8; salsa party: 8:30-10:30. Wed.; technique group class: 7.

Ballroom Company: 2319 S. Detroit, Maumee; 893-1850; Fri.; beginner swing lessons: 8; dance: 9-11.

Toledo Dance Club: Club Soda, 3922 Secor Rd.; 475-3055; Fri., 8-10.

Mi Hacienda Restaurant: 3302 Glanzman Rd.; 380-0411; salsa lessons: Wed., 8.


Bowman Dance Club: Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest Ave.; 255-0792; Wed., 1-3:30.



Red, White, KABOOM!: Promenade Park along the downtown riverfront; Fri.: Taste Toledo, noon-11; Battle of the Bands, noon-7:30; Frontiers (Journey tribute band), 9-11. Sat.: Taste Toledo, noon-11; Battle of the Bands, noon-8; Navy Cruisers Band: 12:30; Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, 9-11. Sun.: Taste Toledo, noon-11; Steel Heads, 3:30-5; Universal Expression, 5:30-6:30; Alexander Zonjic & Friends: 7; fireworks, 10:15.

Star-Spangled Celebration: Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania; 882-1500; fireworks show and party: Sun., 7-midnight.

Boomfest: Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman, Oregon; Sun.; car show: 2-6; Kentucky Chrome: 3-5:30; Mustang Sally: 6-8:30; the Websters: 9-midnight; fireworks, dark.

Eli Portala Magic Shows: Woodville 4th of July Celebration, Woodville, Sat., 2:30; Waterville Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Tue., 1:30; Heatherdowns Library, 3265 Glanzman Rd., Tue., 4:30; Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St., Wed., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30; Sanger Library, 3030 W. Central Ave., Wed., 4.

Independence Day Open House: Wood County Regional Airport, 1261 E. Poe Rd., Bowling Green; 354-2908; Skydive Tecumseh, airplane and helicopter rides, military/vintage vehicles, Life Flight and more: Sat., 9 a.m.-4.

Planetarium Programs

University of Michigan Exhibit Museum Planetarium: 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0478; The Sky Tonight: Star Talk: Sat., 11:30 a.m., 1:30, and 3:30; Sun., 1:30 and 3:30; Mon.-Fri., 11:30 and 1:30. Larry Cat in Space: Sat., 12:30; Mon.-Fri., 2:30. The planetarium is closed on Independence Day.


Baked Steak Dinner: American Legion Post 373; 5939 State Rt. 109, Delta; 822-4526; Fri., 5-7.

Fish Fries: Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587: 2020 W. Alexis Rd.; Fri., 5-7. Maumee Eagles: 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee; Fri., 5-8.


Northwest Ohio

Toledo Museum of Art: 2445 Monroe St.; 255-8000; weekly lectures, tours, and events. Club Friday: Peristyle Terrace; Blind Bobby Smith and Princess Tiona (blues/modern folk): Fri., 6:30-9:30. Hours: Tue.-Thu., 10 a.m.-4; Fri., 10 a.m.-10; Sat., 10 a.m.-6; Sun., noon-6.

Imagination Station: 1 Discovery Way (Adams and Summit streets); 244-2674. Bodies Revealed: through Sept. 18. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

Toledo Zoo: 2700 Broadway; 385-4040. Natural Feeding and Enrichment Demos: through Sept. 5. Hours: daily: 10 a.m.-5.

Toledo Farmers' Market: 525 Market St.; 255-6765. Market hours: Sat., 8 a.m.-2. Poultry House: Tue.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4; Sat., 6 a.m. to 4; Sun., 10 a.m.-2.

Perrysburg Farmers' Market: Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg; 874-9147; today, 3-8.

West Side Farmers' Market: 2820 W. Alexis Rd.; 472-6127; today and Fri., 3-7.

Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship: International Park, 26 Main St.; 936-3070. Reopening: Sat., Mon., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5 (last admission at 4).

Fort Meigs Museum and Visitor Center: 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg; 874-4121. Independence Day 1813: weaponry demonstrations, drill with the soldiers, hands-on activities; Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5; Sun., 9:30 a.m.-4; Mon., noon-5. Regular museum hours: Wed.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

Frogtown Froggy Museum: Fort Industry Square, Suite 1-A, Summit St.; 567-694-2351; Hours: Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., 1-5.

Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society's Brandville School: 1133 Grasser St., Oregon; 472-1331; Thu., 10 a.m.-2.

Schedel Arboretum and Gardens: 19255 W. Portage S. River Rd., Elmore; 862-3182. Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4; Sun., noon-4.

Stranahan Arboretum: 4131 Tantara Dr.; 841-1007; Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1.

Toledo Botanical Garden: 5403 Elmer Dr.; 536-5566. Open daylight hours. Visitors Center: Mon-Fri., 9 a.m.-5.

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

Toledo Police Museum: 2201 Kenwood Blvd.; 720-2485; Hours: today-Sat., 10 a.m.-4.

Wolcott House Museum Complex: 1031 River Rd., Maumee: 893-9602; Hearts and Hands on the Homefront: through Nov. 6. Hours: Thu.-Sun., 12:30 and 2:30.

African Safari Wildlife Park: 267 S. Lightner Rd., Port Clinton; 800-521-2660 or 732-3606; Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-7 (last car enters at 6).

Allen County Museum: 620 Market St., Lima; 222-9426. Hours: Tue.-Fri., 1-5; Sat., Sun., 1-4.

American Civil War Museum of Ohio: 217 S. Washington, Tiffin; 455-9551. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5; Sat., 10 a.m.-5.

Butterfly House: 11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse; 877-2733. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

Fulton County Historical Museum: 229 Monroe St., Wauseon; 337-7922. Hours: Tue., 1-7, Thu. 10 a.m.-4, Sat. 10 a.m.-2.

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

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

Henry County Historical Society's Dr. Bloomfield Home and Carriage House Museum: circa 1879; 229 W. Clinton St., Napoleon; 592-8006; Civil War: War on the Home Front: through Sept. Hours: Sun., 2-4.

Historic Lyme Village: 5001 State Rt. 4, Bellevue, Ohio; 483-4949; Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4; Sun., noon-4.

Kingwood Center: 900 Park Ave. West, Mansfield; 522-0211. Garden hours: daily, 8 a.m.-5. Kingwood Hall: Sun., 1-5.

Marblehead Lighthouse: 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead; 734-4424. Tours: Mon.-Fri., 1-4:45.

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

Merry Go Round Museum: 301 Jackson St., Sandusky; 626-6111. Wild!: rare carrousel animals from private collections; through Dec. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5, Sun., noon-5.

Milan Historical Museum: 10 Edison Dr., Milan, O.; 499-2968; Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., 1-5.

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center: Spiegel Grove, Fremont; 332-2081. Civil War: Battlefield and Homefront: through Jan. 29, 2012. Hours: Tue.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-5.

Sauder Village: State Rt. 2, Archbold; 800-590-9755. Old-Fashioned 4th of July: Sat., Mon., 10 a.m.-5; Sun., noon-4. Regular hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m-5, Sun., noon-4.

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

Wood County Historical Center & Museum: 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green; 352-0967; Wood County's Role in the Civil War: ongoing. Self-Guided Tours: Tue.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-4:30; Sat., Sun., 1-4.

Woodville Historical Museum: 107 Main St., Woodville; 849-2349. Hours: Wed., Fri., 2-4.


Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor; 734-995-5439; Hours: 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; Hours: Tue.-Sat, 9 a.m.-5; Sun., 1-5.

Detroit Historical Museum: 5401 Woodward Ave. (at Kirby), Detroit; 313-833-1805; Streets of Old Detroit, Frontiers to Factories, the Motor City, and the Glancy Trains: ongoing. Hours: 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; Hours: Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3; Sat., 10 a.m.-6; Sun., noon-6.

Dossin Great Lakes Museum: 100 Strand Dr., Belle Isle, Detroit; 313-852-4051. Hours: Sat., Sun., 11 a.m.-4.

The Henry Ford: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 800-835-5237. Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum: both daily: 9:30 a.m.-5. 19th Annual Salute to America featuring the Detroit Symphony: Walnut Grove in Greenfield Village: today-Sun., 6-10:30.

Hidden Lake Gardens: 6214 Monroe Rd. (M-50), Tipton, Mich.; 517-431-2060; Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-7.

Lenawee County Historical Museum: 110 E. Church St., Adrian; 517-265-6071; Hours: Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2; Sat., 10 a.m.-4.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens: 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor; 734-647-7600; gardens open daily: 8 a.m.-dusk. Conservatory hours: Mon., Tue., 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.-5; Sun., noon-5.

William G. Thompson House Museum: 101 Summit St., Hudson, Mich.; 517-448-8125; Hours: Mon., Wed., 12:45-3:30.

Train Rides

Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railway & Museum, Inc.: Waterville depot; 878-2177; motorcar/lorry car rides: Sat., ticket counter 10 a.m., rides 11 a.m.-1.

Adrian and Blissfield Railroad: U.S. 223, Blissfield; 888-467-2451; Family Excursion: Sat.; boarding: 12:45; departure: 1. Murder Mystery Dinner: Sat.; boarding: 6; departure: 7.

Boat Rides

Sandpiper: Promenade Park, Jefferson Street Dock; 537-1212. Lunch Cruise: today, noon-2. Family Cruise: Fri., 6-8. Discover the River: Sat., 10 a.m.-noon. . Fireworks Cruise: Sun., 6. Web site:

Volunteer Canal Boat: Kimble's Landing at Providence Metropark, U.S. 24 at State Rt. 578, Grand Rapids; 407-9741; Wed.-Sun., boarding at 12:30, 2, and 3:30.

Horseback Riding

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

Theme Parks

Cedar Point: Sandusky, O.; 627-2350; Fri., Tue., Wed., 10 a.m.-10; Sat., Mon., 10 a.m.-11; Sun., 10 a.m.-1 a.m.

Kings Island: I-71, Kings Island, Mason, Ohio, near Cincinnati: 800-288-0808; Fri., Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-10; Sat., Sun., 10 a.m.-midnight.

Water Parks

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

Cedar Point's Soak City: Sandusky, O.; 627-2350; daily, 10 a.m.-8.

Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom: 1100 Squires Rd., Aurora, Ohio; 330-562-8303; daily, 11 a.m.-8. 11 a.m.-8.

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. 482-7777; Hours: today, 4-9; Fri., Sat., Sun., 10 a.m.-9; Mon., 10 a.m.-3, 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.



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 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. 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, and Fallen Timbers monument.

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.




Toledo Mud Hens vs. the Columbus Clippers: Fifth Third Field; tonight, Fri., 7; vs. the Indianapolis Indians: Sat., 7; Sun., 6.

Vintage Base Ball

Great Black Swamp Frogs vs. the Woodstock Actives of Ontario: Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave.; Mon., 1.


Woodville 5K: Trail Marker Park, Woodville; Fri.; registration (near the bridge): 5; 1-mile fun run: 6:05; race: 6:30.

5K Heroes Run/Walk: Promenade Park, downtown Toledo; Sat.;registration: 8:30 a.m.; race: 10:30 a.m., walk 11 a.m.

Group Run/Walk: The Shops at Fallen Timbers, Maumee; three-mile lighted course starts behind Red Robin; Wed., 6:30.

Group Run: start at Second Sole, 4130 Levis Commons Blvd.; Perrysburg; run through Levis Commons (approximately 3 miles); 931- 8484; tonight, 6:30.

Horse Racing

Raceway Park: 5700 Telegraph Rd.; 476-7761; post time: Sat., 7; Sun., 6; gates open 2 hours before racing starts.

Motor Sports

Toledo Speedway: 5639 Benore Rd.; 727-1100; Telegraph Rd.; Fri.,; USAC open wheel double-header: sprint cars, midgets: gates open 4; time trials 6; racing: 7:30.

Flat Rock Speedway: 14041 Flat Telegraph Rd., Flat Rock, Mich.; 734-782-2480; Sat.; Buckeye 305 winged sprints, Enduro 250, 4-cylinders, boat figure-8s: gates open, 4:30; time trials, 6; racing, 7.