All posts by Courtney Probert

Metroparks Introduce Snowshoe Pop-Ups

Experience winter in the Metroparks in a whole new way! A new program, Snowshoe Pop-Ups, will occur on short notice, at any time of the month, at various locations. Those who register will go on a winter wonderland adventure wearing heavy-duty footwear to trudge through the snow. It’s a fun workout and a great excuse

Date Night at Toledo Self Defense of Toledo

Add some security to your love life at Total Self Defense of Toledo’s Couples Date Night: Learn to Fight Night. You and your love will have fun while learning various self-protection techniques and exercises. Some of the main techniques include situational awareness, pepper spray training, escaping from common holds, strikes, and home protection, among other

A Toledo Guide to Navigating the Government Shutdown

Have you been affected by the government shutdown? Significant numbers of federal workers and their dependents certainly have. The shutdown has left government workers unemployed with their paychecks on hold, while those dependent on government support, such as those using SNAP or WIC, may also lose those resources. We’ve compiled a list of great things happening around town to help those in this tough situation.

The book flood

Hailing from Iceland, Jólabókaflóð, otherwise known as the Christmas book flood, is a holiday tradition where people exchange books on Christmas Eve, and spend the night reading. Gathering Volumes brings this Icelandic tradition to the States by hosting their very own book flood. All are welcome, and those who attend should bring a wrapped, new

Ann Arbor Offers Restaurant Week

One of the advantages of traveling is sampling food in local eateries. Ann Arbor’s Restaurant Week, from January 13-18, this year showcases over 50 restaurants, with lunches from $15 and three course dinners for $28. Many of them will also offer 2-for-1 pricing – a deal that can’t be beat! Some locations will also offer

Welcome to the family

The Toledo Museum of Art Families on Film series presents Monsoon Wedding (2001). The melodramatic and comedic film observes the mixing of cultures when an upper-middle-class Indian family prepares for their only daughter’s arranged marriage. Although problems occur and the planning is nothing short of stressful, the celebration turns out perfectly as the two families