Get The Scoop On These Local Happenings

. June 1, 2018.
Photo courtesy of highschoolfanstand.com.

Beautiful and unique

In the 1920s, B.C. Bowen Co. (a percursor to the present day Welles Bowen Realty Company) transformed an apple and pear orchard into Toledo’s Old Orchard neighborhood. Today, over 1,200 households comprise Old Orchard, an area of less than a square mile, roughly bordered by Bancroft St, Secor Rd, Central Ave and Douglas Rd.

Full of brick, English Tudor style homes, English street names and gorgeous gardens, Old Orchard is an active, historic and tight knit community. See the neighborhood’s beauty during the Old Orchard Garden Tour, a self-guided walking tour of 11 beautiful gardens in the neighborhood, showcasing the area’s architectural and botanical beauty.

11am-5pm | Sunday, June 10
oldorchardgardens.org | Free

Day trippin’

Kids hate summer school, but when you’re continuing your education as an adult, the difference between seasons is negligible. Prove that summer school can be fun by joining the Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program for exciting day trips during June and July. Travel in comfort, without worrying about the details, during these fun, hassle-free summer day trips:

On Wednesday, June 20, the Birthplace of Inventions trip travels to the Edison Birthplace Museum and the Milan Museum in Milan, Ohio, before enjoying lunch at Berardi’s Family Restaurant. After lunch is a visit to the Maritime Museum of Sandusky. $99 for members; $114 for non-members. 8am-6:30pm. Bus departs from Lourdes University parking lot M.screen-shot-2018-05-08-at-11-48-28-am

On Thursday, July 26, the Willow Run: Home of “Rosie the Riveter” trip will lead you through an amazing story of triumph and tragedy with a visit to the Willow Run Bomber Plant and Yankee Air Museum. Lunch is at The Common Grill in Chelsea followed by seeing the world premiere of the play “Willow Run” at the Purple Rose Theatre.

$117 for members | $132 for non-members

9am-6pm | Bus departs from Lourdes University parking lot M.

For more details or to make reservations, call 419-824-3707 or email lifelong@lourdes.edu.

Get into the grove

A beautiful garden lies in Fremont, Ohio, Spiegel Grove at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, was once President Hayes’ 25-acre wooded estate. The state park was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964. The expansive, tranquil area, which includes the Hayes’ two-story brick mansion built around 1860, is a perfect summer destination for free outdoor concerts held throughout the summer or catching one of the Spiegel Grove Squires’ vintage baseball games.hayes

On Saturday, June 23, take the family and see what the Grove is all about during GroveFest: Nature at the Grove. From 10am-2pm, the free festival will feature family-friendly activities, crafts, games and live animal demonstrations.

1337 Hayes Ave | Fremont
419-332-2081 rbhayes.org

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