The Big TO DO – Toledo City Paper

Coach and the Northwood Palooza

Northwood’s annual Palooza in the Park returns Saturday, July 31, featuring pizza available from Northwood establishments, as well as beverages, live music, a cornhole tournament and more. Join in a special salute to Ken James, football coach of the Northwood High School Rangers for over 35 years. 5-10pm. Central Park, 6010 Wales Rd., Northwood. 419-350-8138. Search “Palooza in the Park” on Facebook. Free


Music, art, camping, tomatoes…

An artistic community will come together for a weekend of music, food and camaraderie at Tomatofest Ohio 2021, held in Grand Rapids, July 23-25. Featuring more than a dozen musical acts along with farmers selling fresh produce and community artists showcasing their work. $20 general admission. Noon, Friday, July 23 through noon, Sunday, July 25. The Sanctuary, 24401 Poe Rd., Grand Rapids. 419-591-6881. tomatofestohio.com


Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art – This fascinating exhibit examines the relationship between American artists and the supernatural. Through September 5. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000. toledomuseum.org


TUESDAYS

[health]

Dance Fitness with Cari – Break the boundaries of traditional workouts with this women-only class. $8. 7pm. Also held Saturdays at 9am. Routines Dance Fitness Studio, 2121 S. Reynolds Rd. 419-944-9292. coachcario.com

[food]

Haskins Farmers Market – A new weekly market in Downtown Haskins. 4:30-7pm. Corner of Haskins & SR 582. 419-389-2776. Search “Haskins Farmers Market” on Facebook. Free


WEDNESDAYS

[food]

Bowling Green Farmers Market – Food trucks and live music alongside area vendors selling fresh produce. 4-7pm. 201 S. Main St., Bowling Green. 419-352-5059. Search “WLI’s Farmers Market – Bowling Green” on Facebook. Free

[food]

Westgate Farmers Market – This weekly market runs through mid-October. 3-7pm. 3408 W. Central Ave. 419-255-6765. toledofarmersmarket.com Free


THURSDAYS

[food]

Perrysburg Farmers Market – Local vendors offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, crafts and more. Open rain or shine. 3-8pm. Downtown Perrysburg. 419-874-9147. perrysburgfarmersmarket.com Free

[food]

Sylvania Farmers Market – Now located at the Harroun Community Park, featuring live music and weekly entertainment. 4-7pm. 5428 Main St., Sylvania. Search “Sylvania Farmers Market” on Facebook. Free


SATURDAYS

[misc.]

“Glow Roll” with BikeRidesMatter419 – This weekly “soul roll” is a safe way for people of all ages to come together and ride. 8pm. Uptown Green, 1904 Madison Ave. Search “BikeRidesMatter419” on Facebook.


THURSDAY 1

[health]

Extended Hours Hiking  – Toledo’s Side Cut Metropark offers after dark hikes. 5-10:30pm. 1025 W. River Rd. Also Tuesday, July 6 at Middlegrounds Metropark, and Tuesday, July 20 at Toledo Botanical Garden. metroparkstoledo.org Free

[comedy]

School’s Out for Summer – School teacher and comedian Joe “Mr. D” Dombrowski brings his off-center sense of humor out of the classroom to the Toledo Funny Bone. $67. 7pm. 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474. toledo.funnybone.com

[health]

Sunset Lavender Yoga – Enjoy a one-hour yoga class among rows of beautiful lavender in bloom. Bring your own mat. $12. 7:30-9pm. Luckey Road Lavender Farm, 19587 Luckey Rd., Pemberville. luckeylavender.com


FRIDAY 2

[art]

“ONE” Group Art Exhibition Meet & Greet Meet the displaying artists of this installment of The Switchboard’s bi-monthly series of art exhibitions. 6-11pm. The Switchboard, 912 Monroe St. switchboard419.com Free

[festival]

Red, White & Boogie – The fourth installment of this annual event will see live music, vendors, art, camping and more. Runs Friday, July 2 through Sunday, July 4. The Sanctuary, 24401 Poe Rd., Grand Rapids. Search “Red, White & Boogie” on Facebook. Free


SATURDAY 3

[music]

R&B on the Maumee – Enjoy a lovely cruise on the Sandpiper boat while listening to the soulful sounds of R&B. $25. 8-10pm. 120 Water St. 419-537-1212. sandpiperboat.com


SUNDAY 4

[history]

Independence Day 1813 at Ft. Meigs – The fFort’s traditional 18-state salute will highlight this annual event, altered to a one-day event. $10 for adults, $5 for children. 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. 419-874-4121. Fortmeigs.org

[food]

Mudd BBQ Battle – Glaze ‘Em Gourmet Funnel Cakes presents this gathering of food trucks and delicious all-American BBQ. 3-8pm. Toledo Farmers Market, 525 Market St. 419-392-6714. Search “Mudd BBQ Battle” on Facebook. Free

[health]

Starr Spangled 5K – This year’s edition of the race will be held both in person and virtually. $17 for in-person racers, $15 virtual. 8-10am. Starr Elementary School, 3230 Starr Ave., Oregon. runsignup.com


TUESDAY 6

[misc.]

Adult Learn to Sail – Get hands-on training in how to sail with four classes with experienced instructors. $240 for non-members, $150 for members. 6:30-9pm. North Cape Yacht Club, 11850 Toledo Beach Rd., LaSalle, MI. 734-242-5081. ncyc.net


WEDNESDAY 7

[food]

Oregon Rollin’ Food and Farm Market – This monthly food truck and farmers market will be held through October on the first Wednesday of the month. 5-8pm. 2973 Dustin Rd., Oregon. 419-693-5580. emchamber.org Free

[art]

Peony Pick and Paint – Enjoy a magical evening of painting outdoors, surrounded by beautiful views. Each artist will assemble their own bouquet. $42. 6-8:30pm. GardenView Flowers, 11160 South River Rd., Grand Rapids. 419-873-6240. createperrysburg.com


THURSDAY 8

[movie]

Movie in the Park – The family film “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” will be shown at Navarre Park. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. 7:30pm. 1001 White St. Search “Navarre Park” on Facebook. Free


FRIDAY 9

[misc.]

Centurion MC Bike Rally – This annual event,  held in cooperation with Napoleon Harley Davidson, will feature a food court, games and more. $10. 5pm. Also held Saturday, July 10. 1501 Whitehouse Spencer Rd., Swanton. 419-865-6066. Search “Centurions Motorcycle Club” on Facebook.


Welles Sculpture Garden Tours – Explore the outdoors and see more than 25 works of art on the Museum grounds. Registration required. 11am and 1pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000.
toledomuseum.org Free


SUNDAY 11

[misc.]

Autism Awareness Car Show – The 8th annual edition of this event will raise funds for the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio. $10 to register a vehicle, free for spectators. 10am-2pm. 5702 Monroe St. Search “Autism Awareness Car Show” on Facebook.


MONDAY 12

[health]

Intro to Sound Healing with Crystal Bowls Begin to find inner peace with this class about the vibrations found in crystal bowls. Bring a yoga mat or blanket. $45. 7-8pm. Harmony in Life Center, 5747 Main St., Sylvania. 419-517-0047. harmonyinlifecenter.com


WEDNESDAY 14

[nature]

Oodles of Odes – Expert Kim Smith will introduce attendees to the beauty and ferocity of dragonflies in this online course. 7-8pm. Search “Oodles of Odes” on Facebook. Free


THURSDAY 15

[comedy]

Mark Normand – The prolific comedian arrives at Toledo Funny Bone for a three-day gig. $25. 7pm. Also performing Friday, July 16 at 7 and 9:15pm, and Saturday, July 17 at 6 and 8:15pm. 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474. toledo.funnybone.com

[movie]

Throwback Movie Night – Steven Spielberg’s classic dinosaur adventure “Jurassic Park” will be screened. 5:30-9:30pm. Promenade Park, 250 Water St. Search “Throwback Movie Night” on Facebook. Free


SATURDAY 17

[art]

Christmas in July Craft Fair and Marketplace – Everything from essential oils to handmade art will be available at this one-of-a-kind fair. Entry is by donation. 10am-5pm. 102.3 Proclaim FM, 7112 Angola Rd., Holland. 419-865-9767. proclaimfm.com

[fundraiser]

FoLCD Run for Rescues – This 5k run/walk will raise funds for the Friends of Lucas County Dogs. Entry fee includes t-shirt and medal. $35. 9-11am. Pearson Metropark, 761 Lallendorf Rd., Oregon. runsignup.com

[business]

Ottawa Park EXPO for Small Business Saturday – Live music and food trucks will be present at this showcase for area businesses. 10am-5pm. Ottawa Park Amphitheatre, 2205 Kenwood Blvd., 419-367-9765. ottawapark.org Free

[health]

Yoga in the Garden – Enjoy a relaxing yoga class surrounded by fresh flowers, hosted by Sheila Watson of Bee Free Yoga. $30. 8:30am. Also Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30pm. GardenView Flowers, 11160 South River Rd., Grand Rapids. 419-704-2100. beefreeyoga.com


THURSDAY 22

[movie]

Movie in the Park – The modern film version of the classic cartoon duo “Tom and Jerry” will be screened at Joe E. Brown Park. 7:30-9:30pm. 150 W. Oakland St. Search “Movie in the Park” on Facebook. Free


FRIDAY 23

[festival]

Christmas in July at Toledo Zoo – Get a taste of the Lights Before Christmas, WAY before Christmas, at this special event. $12, $10 for children and seniors. 7-10pm. Also held Saturday, July 24. 2 Hippo Way, 419-385-5721. toledozoo.org

[comedy]

Damon Wayans – The iconic comedian and “In Living Color” star comes to the Funny Bone for a three-night gig. $60. 7 and 9:30pm. Also Saturday, July 24 at 6 and 8:30pm, and Sunday, July 25 at 6pm. 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474. toledo.funnybone.com


SUNDAY 25

[misc.]

Lighthouse Cruise – Take a trip on the Sandpiper for a cruise downriver to the open waters of Lake Erie, past the Harbor Lighthouse and Turtle Island. $40, $20 for under 12. 12:30pm. 1 Jefferson Ave. 419-537-1212. sandpiperboat.com


WEDNESDAY 28

[business]

Coffee Connections – Downtown business and property owners are welcome to an open house to discuss area developments. 7:30-9pm. Rustbelt Coffee, 119 N. Ontario., 419-819-5988. rustbeltcoffee.com


FRIDAY 30

[food]

Pizza Palooza – The tenth anniversary of this celebration of pizza will feature live music, children’s activities and more. 4-11pm. Also held Saturday, July 31. Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania. 419-885-7106. centennialterrace.org Free


SATURDAY 31

[movie]

Family Movie Night – The Pixar film “Cars” will be shown, along with appearances by superheroes like Spider-Man and Captain America. 5-9pm. Promenade Park, 250 Water St. Search “Family Movie Night: Cars” on Facebook. Free

[fundraiser]

Rock the Bald for Children’s Cancer – Volunteers will join virtually and shave their heads to raise money for children’s cancer research. 11am-noon. Sign up at stbaldricks.org


 

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