Introducing Rialto’s First Shoe Collection

Toledo designer Erin Feniger Maggio’s brand, Rialto Jean Project, is joining forces with Texas boot company Miron Crosby to create Rialto’s first shoe collection. In keeping with RJP’s mission to give back, proceeds from the custom-painted boots will go to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, an award-winning hospital that has helped kids from all

Soup, salad, and social justice

Terry Glazer, community activist and former CEO of United North, will give a presentation as part of the First Thursday Luncheon Series at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. With the series’ focus on social justice issues, Glazer’s “Organizing the Community for Social Action” will provide a practical approach to mobilizing communities. Entry fee includes a soup

A call to action

“Climate Change: Causes, Consequences, and Call to Action” is a lecture by Bob Clark-Phelps, Process Development Manager at First Solar. His talk will address aspects of climate change, with specific focus on local concerns like loss of bird species and algae blooms, but also global issues such as coral bleaching. Take this opportunity to learn

Power for progress

Support equal pay for all and the women’s movement by attending an inspiring conference. The Women’s Empowerment Summit: Power for Progress supports women of all backgrounds in Greater Toledo. It has four major sessions, a national speaker, networking opportunities, and a women’s expo with women-owned businesses and organizations. Learn about advocacy, intersectionality, economic issues, and

Discovery of trees

With over 100 species of trees and 208 varieties of birds that call the cemetery their home each year, Woodlawn Cemetery and Arboretum is a beautiful place to wander. The national historic site has reopened their Discovery of Trees Series led by Ohio State University Extension’s Amy Stone, who takes visitors on walks, teaching them

Beyond Green Local Food

Hosted by the Toledo Lucas County Sustainability Commission and the USGBC Ohio NW Regional Team, the Going Beyond Green Luncheon Series includes four events focused on sustainability practices in our region. This luncheon is focused on local food, with presenters from Toledo Grows, Balance Asian Grille, and SONIA Organics. $25 per luncheon. $85 for all

BGSU Black Issues Conference

Bowling Green State University hosts the 19th Annual Black Issues Conference, which includes keynote speaker Shaun King, workshops, and panel discussions. BGSU’s Black Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Affairs partnered to host the conference, with a goal to present news and issues pertinent to the African American community. The panels are run by

Seed Swap

Can’t wait for spring to finally be here? Get in the spirit of spring gardening at the 15th Annual Seed Swap hosted by Toledo GROWs. The workshop begins at 1pm and includes instruction on canning, making jam, and growing berries. Activities for children, a raffle, and lots of delicious food are just some of the

Fake News!

Can the average person really discern whether or not something is fake news? We are living in the world where the news more closely resembles a headline from The Onion than ever before. Enter NewsGuard, an extension you can add to your browser through Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari, which provides ratings regarding a website’s

Sylvania Historical Organizations Merge

Heritage Sylvania, a merger combining three historical preservation organizations, became official on January 1. The organizations, The Sylvania Area Historical Society, The Friends of the Lathrop House, and the Sylvania Historical Village, joined forces as many visitors already perceived them as one entity. With the merger, three separate entities will work as one organization that

No Fines at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library

As of January 1, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library system went fine-free. TLCPL eliminated all overdue fees to increase accessibility to library materials, a move that many libraries are making so that low-income residents don’t hesitate to use library resources. Learn more about the benefits of a no-fines policy at toledolibrary.org/policies/nofines.