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October/November Calendar 2023



[festivals & fairs]

International Festival

The annual International Festival celebrates the many cultures of Toledo. Food, entertainment, kids activities and more. $5 parking. Saturday, Sep. 30, 11am-7pm. Sunday, Oct. 1, noon-6pm. The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, 25877 Scheider Rd., Perrysburg. icgt.org


Port of Monroe Heritage Days

The Port of Monroe is proud to present “Heritage Days,” a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the Port’s rich history of transportation. 9am-5pm. Port of Monroe, 3303 E. Front St., Monroe, MI. portofmonroe.com



[zoos & animals]
Senior Discovery Days

Seniors take advantage of free admission & activities each Wednesday through Oct. 25. Free parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot. Free coffee and mini muffin at the Timberline Bakery. 10am. Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way. toledozoo.org Free


[nature & wildlife]
Tails and Tales at Walbridge Park
Learn about wildlife myths and animals that are typically misunderstood this spooky season with Nature’s Nursery ambassador animals at this free, open to the public, event at the Walbridge Park shelter house. 5pm-6pm. Walbridge Park, 2801 Broadway St. natures-nursery.org

[author events]
Authors! with Paul Holes
Join Paul Holes to discuss his memoir, Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases. He will be talking about cold cases, catching killers and all things true crime. Tickets include a signed copy of the book and the chance to meet the author after the event. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite. $16. 7pm-8pm. Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. toledolibrary.org


Succulent Pumpkin Drop In Class
Learn how to create a stunning fall centerpiece using succulents and pumpkins with Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Classes will begin every half hour. Reservations are required to ensure enough pumpkins are available. Reservations and payment can be made on Eventbrite. $19.95. 5pm-8pm. Beautiful Blooms by Jen, 5675 Main St., Sylvania.


Cinderella (La Cenerentola) 

Based on the iconic children’s story, the beloved tale of Cinderella meets operatic delight in this Rossini hit. $39-$129. 7:30pm. Also on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2pm. The Valentine Theatre, 410 N. Superior St. toledoopera.org[psychic arts]

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience 

Theresa Caputo, TV’s favorite medium, will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works.Although Theresa will be giving readings to various audience members throughout her show, the purchase of a ticket does not guarantee a reading. $48.75-$173.75, 7:30pm. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. stranahantheater.com


[nature & wildlife]
Sturgeon Fest
Join the Toledo Zoo for this free event to celebrate the Zoo’s partnership with organizations to help bolster the local Lake Sturgeon population. The event will feature the Toledo School for the Arts’ steel drum band, food trucks, partner organization and more. 10am-1pm. City of Toledo Boat Launch, 2700 Broadway St. toledozoo.org

[markets & shopping]
Old West End Autumn Market
The 2023 Autumn Market is this fall’s most awesome daytime party in the Old West End! A wide range of vendors, neighbors selling their stuff, food trucks, and music will entertain and delight you. 10am-5pm. Agnes Reynolds Jackson Arboretum. 716 W. Delaware St.

[fall, festivals & fairs]
Dundee’s Pumpkin Palooza
Giant pumpkins, car show, bounce houses, vendor market and more at this pumpkin celebration in Downtown Dundee. 9am-6pm. Wolverine Park, Toledo St., Dundee.


[festivals & fairs]
Grand Rapids Applebutter Festival
The Applebutter Fest is known for its historical re-enactments, handmade crafts, live music, food and, of course, apple butter. 10am-5pm. Downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids. Applebutterfest.org


[environmental causes]
Sustaining Our World Speaker Series: How You Can Make a Difference
Our natural world is changing at an increasingly rapid rate with major implications on the very resources we and other creatures rely on for survival. But what is to be done? Join Metroparks Toledo as we explore two short documentary films that prove otherwise and showcase local and global environmental issues. 6pm-8pm. Imagination Station, Key Bank Theater, 1 Discovery Way. metroparkstoledo.com Free


Superheroes Need Support Too: A Resource Workshop for Caregivers
Neighborhood Health Association is hosting a support and resource workshop event. This workshop will introduce you to resources and support available to grandparents and kinship caregivers while also supporting NHA’s mission to empower, educate, and support personal responsibility for one’s own health through our exceptional healthcare and social services. Register on Eventbrite. 9am-1pm. Cedar Creek Church, South Toledo Campus, 2150 S. Byrne Rd. Free



[markets & shopping]
Perrysburg Witches Walk
Visit Downtown Perrysburg shops & eateries for some fall fun including trick or treating, cocktail specials, & more. 10am-7pm. Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg. shopgather101.com

[painting, wine]
Uncork & Unwind: Fall Landscapes 

Celebrate the beginning of Fall with a two-hour guided painting class. Metroparks Toledo will provide step-by-step instruction, plenty of time to be creative and a relaxing glass of wine. Registration is required. $25. 6pm-8pm. Side Cut Metropark, 1025 W. River Rd., Maumee. Metroparkstoledo.com

JCRC Film Series: Under G-d 

Under G-d, a film by Paula Eiselt, will be shown as part of the Jewish Community Relations Council’s film series. The documentary short Under G-d explores the Jewish response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Registration is recommended. 6pm-8pm. Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. jewishtoledo.org


Ghosts of Providence
Encounter spirits from the ghost town of Providence on this guided lantern tour. Each tour is 45 minutes. Sign up for your preferred time slot online. 7pm. Also on Sat., Oct. 14, Fri., Oct. 20 and Sat., Oct. 21. $10. Providence Metropark, 13827 S. River Rd., Grand Rapids. metroparkstoledo.com




Genealogy Fair 

Whether you’re just beginning your Genealogy journey or are looking to dive deeper, the Genealogy Fair has something for all. There will be children’s programs, local genealogy organizations and exhibits throughout Main Library and special lectures by nationally-recognized genealogist Dr. Adina Newman. Optional lunch is available for pre-purchase. 9:30am-5pm. Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. toledolibrary.org

[festivals & street fairs]

Sylvania Fall Festival

A Pumpkin Patch for the kids and trick or treating on Main Street awaits at Northwest Ohio’s Finest Fall Market. There will also be live music, food trucks, fall desserts and more. The parade will be at 1pm, Sunday, Oct. 15. 4pm-10pm. Also on Sunday, Oct. 15, 10am-4pm. Downtown Sylvania, Main St., Sylvania. business.sylvaniachamber.org


[cemetery walks]
Tree and Tombstone Tour

Explore the historic Woodlawn Cemetery and Arboretum during this 90 minute leisurely stroll, accompanied by a knowledgeable naturalist and historians. 1pm-2:30pm. Woodlawn Cemetery and Arboretum, 1502 W. Central Ave. historic-woodlawn.com. Free


[nature & wildlife]
Inclusive Explorer Trolley Ride
Hop aboard Metroparks’ wheelchair accessible, open-air trolley and enjoy the diversity of plant life and wildlife along the mighty Maumee River. $4. 10:30am-11:30am. Side Cut Metropark, 1025 W. River Rd., Maumee. Metroparkstoledo.com


[culinary arts]

Lunch & Learn: Holiday Cookie Craze -The event will feature a vintage apron display, themed holiday cookie tables, cookie demos and a King Arthur Flour contest table. This event requires reservations, and the lunch menu will include soup and salad by donation. Reservations may be made by emailing kate@stpaulstoledo.org. Noon. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, HeART Gallery, 428 N. Erie St. heartgalleryandstudios.com

[fundraisers, piano]

Dueling Piano Charity Event – Cherished Friends of Ahava will host an evening of music and fun. Dance and sing along as talented pianists battle it out on stage, taking requests and playing all your favorite tunes. Food, wine and beer tasting and a silent auction are included. $100. 5:30pm. The Venues, 540 S. St. Clair St. cherishedfriends.info



[safety & preparedness]

Protecting Yourself From Scams

Learn valuable information and tools to keep you safe whether it be home repairs scams or cyber scams. This Hot Topics luncheon includes soup, sandwiches and dessert followed by a presentation and lively discussion. Registration is required. $12-$24. 11:15am-12:45pm. Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. lourdes.edu

Eerie Manor Tours
The second annual Eerie Manor Tours are presented by Metroparks Toledo. The event is free and open to the public. Explore more than 30 haunted spaces. Trick-or-Treat is not part of this event. Registration is not required. 2pm-8pm,  Fri., Oct. 20 through Fri. Oct. 27. 9am-5pm, Fri., Oct. 28. 9am-1pm, Sat., Oct. 29. 3pm-9pm Sun., Oct. 30 and Mon., Oct. 31. Wildwood Preserve, Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave. metroparkstoledo.com Free


Oregon Senior Center’s Harvest Hoedown Dance
Save the date for the annual dance. This year’s theme is “harvest hoedown.” Tickets are available at the Oregon Senior Center. 6pm-11pm. United Steelworkers Local 1-346, 2910 Consaul St., Oregon. oscohio.com




Toledo Doll & Bear Show and Sale
Featuring sellers with a wide variety of dolls and bears and so much more. Early bird admission is available for $20. $8 admission, kids 12 and under free. 9:30am-3pm. Total Sports Rossford, 10020 Compass Dr., Rossford. toledodollshow.net



[tea, talks & lectures]

Tea & Talk Series: Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics 

Speaker Dr. Melissa Miller will discuss Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics, a WBGU-PBS public television documentary and oral history project marking the electoral achievements of women who have broken barriers in Ohio. Each monthly tea & talk includes a catered luncheon, warm tea and a unique presentation. Reservations are required and are due the Friday before each tea. $25-$30. 2pm-4pm. Wood County Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. 



The Price is Right Live™!

The Price is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and “Come On Down” to win. $35-$205. 7:30pm. Stranahan Theater, 5645 Heatherdowns Blvd. stranahantheater.com


[caregiving, support groups]

Family Caregiver Support Group at Maumee Senior Center

Join the Area Office on Aging to share your story and ideas and to meet other people in similar situations. This support group meets the last Tuesday of every month. 10am-11am. Maumee Senior Center, 2430 S. Detroit Ave., Maumee. areaofficeonaging.com



[talks & lectures]

Fr. Bacik Lectures 

Fr. Jim Bacik will continue his lecture series. Presentations will be in the Franciscan Center theater. No reservations are necessary. $10, cash or check only. 5:30pm. Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. lourdes.edu



TSO 80th Birthday Bash
Toledo Symphony celebrates its 80th birthday with variations on TSO’s inaugural concert which included an American premiere (in this case, Samuel Adler’s Symphony No. 7) and works by Mozart, Ravel, and Brahms. $15-$84. 8pm. Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. artstoledo.com


[handicraft markets]
Arts and Crafts Bazaar
A variety of crafts will be displayed in the lobby area and in the gym on the lower level. Parking is free, and admission is free. A fundraiser for local missions, the Arts & Crafts Bazaar is organized by Epworth’s United Methodist Women. 9am-4pm. Epworth United Methodist Church, 4844 W. Central Ave. epworth.com

[visual arts]

Fallen Timbers Art Festival

The 3nd Annual Fallen Timbers Art Festival is a Juried Fine Art show and indoor event that features – and focuses on the sale of – diverse works of art in metal, glass, clay, wood, fiber, jewelry, sculpture, painting, photography and more. This is a non-profit event benefiting the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission. Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5. 11am-5pm. The Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Suite 1599, Maumee. Awaac.org




Beginning Genealogy

Want to start researching your family history? Join the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and learn the basics of genealogy. Registration is required. 6pm-7pm. West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. toledolibrary.org



[book sales]

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

Stock up on winter reads and more. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Library and help support Library programs. Thursday, Nov. 9, 4pm-7pm. Friday, Nov. 10, 9am-4pm. Saturday, Nov. 11, 9am-4pm. FOL Book Center, 1301 N. Reynolds Rd. friends-of-the-toledo-lucas-county-public-library.square.site



[games, coffee]

Game Gathering

Meet up to play a variety of games and enjoy a cup of coffee. 2pm-4pm. Reynolds Corner Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St. toledolibrary.org Free


Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: 25th Anniversary Tour

For 25 years, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance has dazzled audiences around the world with its unique combination of high-energy Irish dancing, original music, storytelling and sensuality. $32.50-$195. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. stranahantheater.com




Caregiver Expo

If you help your loved one with their doctor appointments, pick up their prescriptions, grocery shop for them or pay their bills, this event is for you. This event aims to help caregivers find solutions to reduce the stress that often accompanies the caregiving role. 10am-2pm. Toledo Zoo, Malawi Event Center, 2 Hippo Way. areaofficeonaging.com




Free Legal Clinic | Consumer Law

Talk to an attorney for free and privately about civil legal matters related to consumer law such as debt, bankruptcy and more. Walk ups welcome. Services are provided on a first come, first served basis. Please bring all required documentation. This event is done in partnership with the Ohio Justice Bus, the Lucas County Law Library and the Toledo Bar Association. 10am-noon. West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. toledolibrary.org



[lunch, entertaining]

Lunch & Learn: Pumpkins, Gourds & Wreaths
With fall’s remaining bounty, you can update your seasonal cooking and décor! Discover ways to transition from fall to Christmas using Northwest Ohio’s natural resources – many items are hiding in our own backyards. Wreath making and simple Make and Take holiday decor from our MakerSpace will be demonstrated. Need a hostess gift for Thanksgiving? There will be items for sale and ideas aplenty. RSVP is requested at kate@stpaulstoledo.org. Noon, HeART Gallery & Studios, 428 N. Erie St. heartgalleryandstudios.com



[talks & lectures]

Moving Toledo in a Positive Direction

The Coalition for Peaceful Toledo neighborhoods was formed in the summer of 2022 by four former Toledo mayors to help formulate a positive direction in lowering crime in the city. Former Toledo Mayors Donna Owens, Carty Finkbeiner, Michael Bell and Paula Hicks-Hudson form the leadership of the coalition for peaceful Toledo Neighborhoods. By understanding the community, and bridging the gap between government and the citizens it serves, it is felt that we can move Toledo forward in a positive way. 10am-11am. Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Way, Sylvania. lourdes.edu. Free



[Christmas, concerts]
A Motown Christmas

A Motown Christmas features a world-class vocal group, assembled from past and present members of Motown’s most legendary groups; The Temptations, The Miracles and The Contours. A Motown Christmas is a powerful family-oriented show combining Motown’s greatest hits with everyone’s favorite holiday classics. $49-$69. 7:30pm. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. stranahantheater.com




Wheel of Fortune LIVE

Wheel of Fortune LIVE! brings America’s Game® to your hometown! One of the greatest game shows of all time has been adapted into a stage show to give more fans access and more chances to win at Wheel of Fortune LIVE! Guests are randomly selected to go on stage and feel like they stepped into the game show itself. $29.50-$279.50. 7:30pm. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. stranahantheater.com



Nativity Festival
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will host the Nativity Festival again. A variety of nativity crèches will be on display. Live music and sweets each Friday evening, and craft making for kids on Saturdays. The Festival runs from Nov. 24 through Dec. 21. Fridays from 4pm-7pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon-4pm. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 428 N. Erie St. heartgalleryandstudios.com




Hungarian Cooking & Culture

Learn about Hungarian culture, history and food. Cooking demonstrations will take place at the Hungarian Club of Toledo. Culture and history programming will take place at the Birmingham Library. Registration is required. 6pm-7pm. Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. toledolibrary.org


Straight No Chaser: Sleighin’ It World Tour

Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced or straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. This wildly popular male a cappella group brings their Christmas show to Toledo. $39.50-$129. 7:30pm. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. stranahantheater.com

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