All posts by Erin Holden

Hiking the Towpath Trail

Wintering the Towpath Trail includes a five-mile hike, and a ten-mile hike called Wintering Extreme, led by Metropark staff. With beautiful views of the Maumee River, this hike from Providence to Bend View ends with a winter celebration. After shuttling back to Providence, you’ll be met with chili, s’mores, hot chocolate, and beers at the

Frost Grape, Nightshade, Milkweed

Justin Longacre’s newest chapbook sheds new light on the familiar Justin Longacre’s poetry chapbook, Frost Grape, Nightshade, Milkweed (Raggedy Mouths Press, 2018) evokes images of desperation, ruin, escapism and, ultimately, hope. It takes readers through events that they are likely to experience in their everyday lives, homing in on them to take apart the layers

J’Mae’s mac and cheese

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s Black History Month events include one of the city’s most celebrated soul food restaurants, J’Mae’s Home Cooking. At various branches this month, the restaurant will be serving up samples of their rich, creamy, baked macaroni and cheese for a tasting that will leave you wanting more. Don’t miss this

Aquarium Wine and Dine

Sample various wines, hor d’oeuvres, and live music at the Toledo Zoo’s Aquarium, where you can mill around with friends or have a romantic post-Valentine’s Day date with your significant other. Let the romance carry on for more than one day. The aquarium provides beautiful ambiance for this special event. $80-$85. 6:30pm-9:30pm. Friday, February 15.

Death by chocolate

A murder mystery and chocolate tasting? An oddly appealing combination, if you ask us, which is why we recommend the event Death by Chocolate. There’s been a murder in the gallery, and you have to help solve it by relying on your wits, fueled by wine and decadent chocolates. You’ll explore the building, interrogating actors

Seussical Sweets

Local bakeries are coming together for Children’s Theatre Workshop’s 8th Annual Cupcake Showdown. Participating bakeries will bring their tastiest, most creative cupcakes, keeping with the Seussical the Musical theme. Attendees will vote for the winner. Ticket sale proceeds go toward CTW programs. Admission price includes cupcake samples, appetizers, refreshments, a raffle, and a silent auction.