Briefs

2019 Jeep Fest

In its fourth year, the renowned Jeep Fest is coming back to Toledo! The festival includes a Jeep parade, off-road obstacle courses, live music, vehicle exhibits, fireworks and more. Locations vary. See schedule online. Use contact form on website for questions. Friday, August 9-11 toledojeepfest.com Free

Martina McBride

Need plans for Friday night? Just slip on your cowboy boots and enjoy McBride’s classic country balladsall night long. $15-45 Friday, August 23 | 6:15pm Promenade Park | 400 Water St. 419-321-5007 | promenadeconcerts.com/concerts

577 Foundation Honored

Dedicated to spreading “love of the land,” The 577 Foundation was recently awarded the Civic Improvement Commendation by The Garden Club of America, an honor for its “outstanding efforts and progressive community spirit through sharing its resources and fostering exploration, experimentation and creative learning.” Since the 577 was established by Virginia Secor Stranahan in 1988,

Breaking Ground

The Imagination Station has begun construction on the KeyBank Discovery Theater, which will provide visitors an immersive experience unique to the 419. This 8,200-square-foot theater will include a 58-foot laser-projected display with state-of-the-art audio, making it possible to host 3D films, live streaming presentations and more. The venue will make its debut in summer 2020.

Toledo Night Market

Step out of your routine and into the Farmers’ Market at twilight. Enjoy a cool breeze, listen to music and explore local vendors at the monthly Night Market. $3-5, free for kids 12 and under. 6-11pm. Saturday, August 17. Toledo Farmers Market | 525 Market St. 419-930-9880 | toledonightmarket.com

Levis Commons Art Fair

Fill up your weekend with eye-catching art at Levis Commons 15th Art Fair. With over 130 artists sharing their work, there’s plenty to see. 10am-7pm. Saturday, August 17. 11am. Sunday, August 18. The Town Center at Levis Commons 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg 734-662-3382 | leviscommonsfineartfair.com Free

Willie Nelson & Allison Kraus

Enjoy the highly anticipated performance of some of country music’s finest artists. Hear top-rated hits and Southern classics. $28-248 Wednesday, August 7th | 7:30pm Huntington Center | 500 Jefferson Ave. 419-255-3300 | huntingtoncentertoledo.com/events

Sandy’s House

Triad Residential Solutions, which has supported individuals with developmental disabilities since 2001, renamed its Reynolds Adult Day Services program “Sandy’s House” in honor of Sandy Andrews, one of the company’s founders. Andrews, who passed away in 2018, was a strong advocate for the rights of people with developmental disabilities and their families. She was dedicated

26th Annual Library Village Garage Sale

Spend the afternoon looking at the wares of over 100 different vendors, or join in on the fun and put on your own sale to give your items a new home. Must be a Library Village resident to register, but shopping is open to everyone. 9am-5pm | Saturday, August 3 Library Village Community West Toledo

Car Show At TMA

Step back in time at the American Classic Car Show, an exploration of unique models accompanied by live music and kid-friendly activities. 12-3pm. Saturday, August 24. Toledo Museum of Art | 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000 | toledomuseum.org Free

Ramona & Trez At Paula Brown Pub

Lighten up your evening with smooth jazz performances from local artists Ramona and Trez, both of whom are known for their high-energy shows with a nostalgic bent. Friday, August 9th | 6:30-9:30pm The Pub, 912 Monroe St. 419-241-8100 Check out The Pub’s Facebook page for more information.

Award-Winning American Frame

Mail-order custom frame company American Frame was honored with a Better Business Bureau Torch Award for their ethics and integrity in conducting business.

Earth, Wind & Fire

The mighty elements take over the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater to put on an energetic show that will have you grooving the night away. Wednesday, 7.17 | 7:30pm 2700 Broadway St. 419-385-5721, Ext. 6001 | ticketmaster.com $60-$480

Top Coastal Town

Sandusky has been named the number one coastal small town after being nominated by USA Today!

Truck Driver Of The Year

Barbara Herman has 34 years of experience working as a truck driver. Now, with five years left until her retirement, she has been honored with a National Tank Truck award as driver of the year.

Tree City USA

Lakeside Chautauqua has been recognized this year as a Tree City in an awards ceremony hosted by the Village of Crestline and its Tree Commission.