Briefs

Historians Revisit Forest Cemetery

Two local historians/authors are showing their appreciation for one of the oldest cemeteries in Toledo with the newly released book, Toledo’s Forest Cemetery. The cemetery, founded in 1840, has some of Toledo’s most influential figures and founders buried within the grounds: Benjamin F. Stickney, ship captains, the first fire and police chiefs, and 16 mayors.

Fighting opioid addiction

In recognition of work preventing and addressing opioid addiction in seniors, the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio (AOoA) received its 13th Innovations and Achievement Award. The AOoA has partnered with the Lucas County Sheriff, Bowling Green State University and the Wood County Committee on Aging to combat the disturbing frequency of opioid addiction

Wood County Humane Society Launches Doggy Day Out

The Wood County Humane Society launched an exciting new program, Doggy Day Out, a volunteer initiative that allows community members to walk shelter dogs to help with socialization, exercise and promotion of adoption. The program was made possible by a grant of $5,000 from Maddie’s Fund, named after a miniature schnauzer who gave her philanthropist

Otterbein SeniorLife Wins Awards through the Leading Age Employer of Choice Initiative

Otterbein SeniorLife has had the honor of receiving a gold and bronze award for workforce excellence through the Leading Age Ohio Employer of Choice Initiative. The award-winning health and human services ministry met the requirements by maintaining an 80 percent or higher occupancy rate and three stars or higher from the Centers for Medicare and

End Veteran Homelessness

Take the opportunity to thank a veteran by participating in the Veterans Matter Walk, whose goal is to provide 20 or more veterans with housing. Throughout its history, the event has provided long-term housing for 3,000 veterans nationally, with a 91 percent success rate of keeping veterans from ending up back on the street. Go

Foodie Fiction at HeART Gallery

The HeART Gallery is hosting the Foodie Fiction exhibit with novels that highlight food prominently. The best part? You get to nosh on tasty appetizers representative of the cuisine in the books! $10 suggested donation | 6pm | Thursday, October 17 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church HeART Gallery. 428 N. Erie St. 419-243-4214 | stpaulstoledo.org/heart-gallery

Tent City 2019

Tent City, a local festival in its 29th year dedicated to love and compassion for people without adequate housing, is a donation-funded event to promote dialogue between those who live on the street and those who don’t. Bring a tent and stay the night, hear people’s stories and learn about what can be done to

Toledo Race For The Cure

The 26th annual Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure kicks off at 9:30am in Downtown Toledo. Join in, or cheer on, to #Race419theCure and raise money to end breast cancer forever! Sunday 9.29 Komennwohio.org

Queen Of Funk

Spend an evening with the Queen of Funk with Chaka Khan, whose five decades of funk and R&B have brought much joy. From the Rufus years of the 70s to hits like “I Feel For You” in the 80s. $15-$45. 6:15pm. Friday, September 20. Promenade Park, 250 Water St. 419-255-3300 Tickets available online at ticketmaster.com

Harvest Market Dinner

The 8th annual dinner has more local food and drinks than ever before, with all proceeds going towards Toledo GROWs’ work maintaining 130 community gardens and educational programs. Taste local beer, wine, and spirits, plus fresh foods made by talented, local chefs. $50 6-9pm | Thur. 9.26 Toledo Farmers’ Market, 525 Market St. 419-720-8714 |

Gaining Momentum

Celebrate regional and international artists at Momentum, The Arts Commission’s three-day festival that explores the impact of the arts on downtown Toledo’s waterfront. This sensory experience includes music, interactive art installations, the Toledo Mini Maker Faire, and much more. Check out the Momentum schedule on the Arts Commission website. Begins at 5:30pm. Thursday, September 19.

BANDAPALOOSA!

Head to the Toledo Club for its annual parking lot party, BANDAPALOOSA! Hear seven bands in one night during this local end-of-summer festival. Featuring The Chris Shutters Band, The Amelia Airharts, The Candice Colem and & Chris Brown Band, and others. Ages 21+ only. $8 in advance, $10 day of. Frday 9.13 | 4:30-11:15pm The

The Gift Of Giving

The nonprofit It’s My Mommy’s Business has a mission to promote mothers interested in running their own businesses. This summer, they’ve hosted the Toledo Night Market, which brings local businesses together at the Toledo Farmers Market (which is unaffiliated with the series) to support another nonprofit. Their first event, held on June 15, was a

Autumn Market

Take advantage of the cooling weather at the Old West End Autumn Market, where a variety of vendors from the historic neighborhood and across Toledo will be selling their wares. The market combines the best aspects of a flea market and yard sale, with the added benefit of socializing with friendly community members on a

Toledoan Wins Ohioana Book Award

Toledo native Marcus Jackson was honored with an Ohioana Book Award in the poetry category for his book Pardon My Heart, a poetry collection that focuses on the Great Migration— the movement of African Americans from the south to the north and west starting in the early 1900s. Jackson, a University of Toledo alum and

Abbey Weekend

Experience a three-day blast from the past with the Libbey House’s British-themed Abbey Weekend! Happenings include a historical lecture with wine and appetizers, a 1900s-based costume ball, an Edwardian fashion show with era models and more! $10-25. Lecture takes place at 6:30pm on Friday, September 13. Ball is on Saturday, September 14. Tea is 11am