All posts by Jeff McGinnis

Loop around the holidays

Join the Art Loop for its final trip of 2019, buy some last-minute gifts for the folks on your list while seeing Toledo covered in thousands of beautiful lights. The Arts Commission’s signature monthly event celebrates the holidays with its December Art Loop, Light Up! Toledo, with venues adorned with seasonal decorations and special lighting

Meet Yasmin’s creator!

With books that are quickly winning a place in the hearts and on the bookshelves of children all over the country, the Yasmin series follows the story of a second-grader with incredible imagination as she envisions herself embarking on all sorts of career paths, from chef to superhero. Saadia Faruqi, the writer who brought Yasmin

Doggo’s (new) home for the holidays

Thinking of adopting a shelter dog, or just want to see what it feels like to have a dog in your home? Participants in the Wood County Humane Society’s new Sleep Rover program can take one of the Humane Society’s shelter dogs home for a night’s stay, or a full weekend, to give both the

The spirit of the Christmas Weed lives on

The tale of Toledo’s Christmas Weed— which was decorated by area residents after being spotted growing out of sidewalk at the corner of Secor and Alexis— became an unlikely viral sensation last year. And though it was ‘weednapped’ mere days after the holiday, the spirit of the unique landmark lives on in the new children’s

For once, you can enjoy Writer’s Block!

Remember book fairs? Those amazing days at school with a remarkable selection of books on sale? Join regional authors at Franklin Park Mall’s food court for the Writer’s Block Author Fair, on December 14. Over 30 regional authors, including children’s author Nick Rokicki, fantasy writer A.M. Cummins, sci-fi and comic writer Jim Beard and many

Five Finger Death Punch at the Huntington Center

Get ready to bang your Santa-hat-covered head. Heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch released numerous gold records. Though the lineup has changed, the music remains as headbanging as ever. The perfect antidote to the holiday blues. $49.50+ | 6:30pm | Thursday, December 15 Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. 419-255-3300 |