August 2023 Calendar


[author events]

Wine & Words | Beer & Books with Author E M AndersonBook Club where you can meet the author and enjoy an adult beverage with them. The August meeting will discuss The Remarkable Retirement of Edna Fisher, a new fun, urban fantasy by E.M. Anderson. 6:30pm. Gathering Volumes, 196 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg.



Bored Teachers presents: Teachers Do Stand Up – The Teachers Do Stand Up Tour, a rotating lineup with the most hilarious teacher comics from around the country, spreads smiles and validation to every educator in need of a night of laughter before the start of another challenging school year. $42-$72. 6pm. Also on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 6pm. Toledo Funny Bone, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg.

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Small Space Kitchen Garden Workshop – Are you limited on garden space, but want to grow food? Sow and Reap Gardens hosts a workshop to demonstrate creative ways to maximize productivity in even the smallest of garden spaces. $30. 6-7pm. Callisto Terra, 5223 Hill Ave.

[live music, fundraiser]

Acoustic Benefit Concert – This concert is a tribute to Sam Irmen & Dick Anderson for their unwavering support of Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity. Paul Thorn will perform with special guest Chris Shutters. $20. 6pm. Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee.

FRIDAY, Aug. 4

[outdoor concerts]
Matchbox Twenty 

Chart topping group Matchbox Twenty brings their Slow Dream tour to Toledo. Also appearing is Matt Nathanson. All tickets previously purchased will be honored for this new date. $120-$160+. 7:30pm. Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way.


[auto racing]

Silver Crown Series 100  –  Watch the Super Fitness USAC Silver Crown Series 100 and take in the vintage race car display. $26, $6 children 6-12. 7:30pm. Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd.

[live music, visual arts]

Tye Dye Jamboree 2023 Official Pre-Party
Treehouse Productions and The Weaving Stone LLC proudly present The Tye Dye Jamboree 2023 Official Pre-Party. The Venue opens at 5pm with live music beginning at 8pm. Dead McGee, Catfish Dave and P Asa Danekind will perform. KC Saint John will be blowing glass on the patio, including a special fire breathing performance. Artist Jim Danger will be live painting. The Switchboard, 912 Monroe St. 


[fitness, fundraiser]

Miles for Missions Raffle Run – A combined running, walking and raffle event! Eight raffle ticket stations will be set-up throughout the park. Participants will have 60 minutes to reach as many of the eight ticket stations as they can, collect raffle tickets and then return to the start. Proceeds benefit SewHope’s public health projects. $10. 6:30-8:30pm. Side Cut Metropark, 1025 W. River Rd., Maumee.


[aviation history]
CAF Airpower History Tour – The CAF AirPower History Tour is coming to Toledo. Experience the sights, smells and sounds of historic World War II aircraft. Visitors will have the opportunity to get up close & touch the aircraft, tour the cockpit, talk to the crews and see the planes fly. $20 adults, $10 children 10-17, free children under 10. 9am-5pm. Also on Thursday, Aug. 10 from 9am-5pm. Federal Aerospace Institute (FAI), 11371 W Airport Service Rd., Swanton.


[author events]

Book Launch for The Thirteenth Book with author M.A. Csortos – Visit Gathering Volumes for an evening of fantasy,  with a touch of horror, by joining author M.A. Csortos as he discusses his new novel The Thirteenth Book. 6:30-7:20pm. Gathering Volumes, 196 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg.

FRIDAY, Aug. 11

[nature & wildlife, history]

Fridays at Forest Cemetery Tree and Tombstone – Join OSU Extension Educator Amy Stone to explore the trees of Forest Cemetery, along with Forest Cemetery historians who will share family stories contained within the Cemetery.  Meet at the main gates. 11am-noon. Forest Cemetery, 1704 Mulberry St.


[visual arts, parks & gardens]

Art in the Garden – See art demonstrations, shop, enjoy live music from Chloe & the Steel Strings and more. 11am-4pm. The Artist Village at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Free

[maritime history]

Ship & Shore: The Ultimate Great Lakes History Day – Explore Great Lakes history at the National Museum of the Great Lakes and view the Port of Toledo aboard the Sandpiper river boat. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. $40. 1pm-3pm. National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front St. 

[visual arts, festivals & fairs]

Barrio Latino Art Festival – The Barrio Latino Art Festival celebrates diversity, innovation, and achievement with live music, dancing, visual arts, food and more. 3pm-11:45pm. Nuestra Gente Community Center, 1411 Broadway St.


Disco Party – The Toledo Yacht Club is open to the public to enjoy disco favorites with Rico Sounds. $5. Toledo Yacht Club, 3900 N. Summit St. 

SUNDAY, Aug. 13


Glass City Record Show – All genres of vinyl can be found here, plus cassettes, CDs, DVDs, posters, t-shirts and more. Cash is suggested for admission and most dealers. $1. 10am-4pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd. 


Community Contra Dance – A contra dance is a fun, easy-to-learn social dance similar to square dancing and country dancing. Beginners lessons begin at 2pm. Live music by Pimento Mori. Dance lesson and calling by River Abel and John Clark. All gender neutral calling. All ages and experiences are welcome. Masks are required. $5-$10 suggested donation. 2pm-5pm. Glenwood Lutheran Church, 2545 Monroe St.

TUESDAY, Aug. 15

[live music, alternative rock]

Mat Kerekes Album Release Show

Mat Kerekes You Look Like A Stranger album release show. Special guests Equipment, Outside, Meka, Hemmingway Lane. $20. Ottawa Tavern, 1817 Adams St. 


[live music, classic rock]

The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys sound is  synonymous with the California lifestyle and summer. The Beach Boys, led by Mike Love,  continue the legacy of the iconic band. $29.50-$99. Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania.


[farmers markets]

Farmers Market at the Health Department – Vendors accept SNAP, WIC Farmers’ Market Coupons, Senior Nutrition Coupons, Produce Perks and cash. 11am-2pm. Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, 635 N. Erie St.


Fall Gardening 101 Workshop – Do you want to learn to extend the gardening season? Participants will gain knowledge and skills to plan and start a fall garden. $30. 6pm-7pm. Callisto Terra, 5223 Hill Ave.

FRIDAY, Aug. 18


Deep Sky Objects – Discover the stories in the stars with Metroparks naturalists, and get up close with planets, galaxies and distant objects with amateur astronomers John Starr and Jim Gasser and their telescopes. Camp chairs are encouraged. 10:30pm-11:30pm. Bend View Metropark, 10613 S. River Rd., Waterville. Free


Ali Saddiq – Ali’s unique style of stand-up began behind the walls of incarceration, an incubator for interesting experiences and good stories. His comedy special The Domino Effect has over 8 million views on YouTube. $37-$47. 7:30pm and 10pm. Also Saturday, Aug. 19 at 6pm and 8:45pm. Toledo Funny Bone, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg.


[dogs, parties & celebrations]

10 Year Anniversary Parking Lot Party – Celebrate 10 years of business for Canine Karma. In partnership with Lucas County Canine Care and Control. There will be cake, music, food trucks, contests and vendors. Noon-3pm. Canine Karma, 6549 Angola Rd., Holland.

[outdoor concerts, classic rock]

Get the Led Out: A Celebration of the Mighty Zep – From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get the Led Out (GTLO) has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. $29.50-$59.50. 8pm. Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania.

SUNDAY, Aug. 20


11th Annual Wreaths Across America Toledo Metro Chapter Car Show – Annual Car Show, with donations benefiting Wreaths Across America Toledo Metro Area Chapter’s efforts, to honor the Veterans laid to rest at Toledo Memorial Park. Opening ceremony, with the playing of our National Anthem, is at noon. 10am-2pm. Toledo Memorial Park & Mausoleum, 6382 Monroe St., Sylvania. 


9th Annual CommUNITY Film Fest – This unique film fest focuses exclusively on amateur video.  The event celebrates contributions made to the community, challenges assumptions and enhances respect for individuals with disabilities. 2pm-5pm. Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St. Free

TUESDAY, Aug. 22

[book clubs]

Salty Reads Book Club – This monthly book club meets at The Salt Cave of Perrysburg to discuss banned books. Call to reserve a seat. (419) 873-3700. 6pm-7pm. The Salt Cave of Perrysburg, 318 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg



Star Struck: Moon Viewing – Peer through a telescope to see the moon in a whole new light. Metroparks Volunteers John Starr and Jim Gasser will guide a telescope tour of moon features. Camp chairs are encouraged. Meet at Whitehouse Library in the grass by the parking lot. Register online. 9:30pm-10:30pm. Whitehouse Library, 10651 Waterville St., Whitehouse.


[book sales]

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale – Books $1 each. In addition to books there will be DVDs, CDs, audio books and more. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Library and help support Library programs. 4pm-7pm. Also on Friday, Aug. 25, 9am-4pm and Saturday, Aug. 26, 9am-4pm. FOL Book Center, 1301 N. Reynolds Rd.


Yoga in the Vineyard – A unique one hour outdoor yoga experience in the vineyard. Includes a glass of wine or craft beer. Pay by cash, check or Venmo: @Sheila-Watson. $25. 6:30pm. Majestic Oak Winery, 13554 Mohler Rd., Grand Rapids.

FRIDAY, Aug. 25

[live music, americana]

Wilson Thicket – Old school favorites, creative covers and dynamic original songs are all delivered with strong doses of vocal harmony and creative instrumental mastery. Concerts are private and by invitation only. Events include an optional potluck one hour before the show. Please contact Over Yonder Concert House for an invitation. $20. 7:30pm. Over Yonder Concert House.

[festivals & fairs]

German American Festival
The German American Festival is Toledo’s oldest and largest ethnic festival, showcasing authentic German food, imported beer, folk dancing, and German music. Take part in traditional German contests and feats. The kids will enjoy lots of fun activities and rides. $9-$20, children 12 and under are free. 6pm-1am. Also on Saturday, Aug. 26, noon-1am and Sunday, Aug. 27 from noon-8pm. Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon.


[small business]

Small Business Saturday – Annual small business expo hosted by The Social Butterfly. Vendors, entrepreneurs, DJ, live entertainment by Mike On SAX and food trucks. Free admission and parking. 11am-4pm. Ottawa Park, 2209 Kenwood Blvd. 


Mystery Gala to support the Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival – Join the Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival for a mystery book themed gala to benefit teen literacy. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. $60. Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center, 1222 Broadway St. 


Fort Meigs After Dark Lantern Tours – Experience Fort Meigs after dark! Led by costumed guides, guests will tour the Fort by lantern light, witness a nighttime musket demonstration and experience the historic battlefield as soldiers did during the War of 1812. Registration is required. $10-$15. 8pm. Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg.

SUNDAY, Aug. 27

Living History Day – Meet first-person interpreters who will share stories of past Wood County residents. A Joyful Noise performs at 1:30pm. Bring your own chair. 2pm. Wood County Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green.

MONDAY, Aug. 28

[chess, craft beer]
Chess and Craft Beers – A casual meet up for players of all levels. Boards are available to borrow, or bring your own. 6pm-9pm. Upside Brewing, 5692 Main St., Sylvania.





[roller skating]
Skating at Ottawa Park – The rink is open and it’s open skate. Inline and roller skates allowed. A limited number of skates will be available for rent. Mondays, 4pm-8pm. Tuesdays, noon-4pm. Wednesdays, 4pm-8pm. Thursdays, noon-4pm. Fridays, noon-4pm. Ottawa Park Ice Rink, 2015 Parkside Dr.



[markets & shopping, live music]
Stroll the Street – Every week, great bands perform at the Edward Ford Memorial Park pavilion while food is available from multiple food trucks. Local artists and crafters have items available for sale. Activities for kids.  4:30pm-7:30pm. Ford Memorial Park, 146 Dixie Hwy., Rossford.




Body + Sol Wednesday Night Yoga – Join Jada, Owner of Body & Sol, as she turns Callisto Terra into a place where you can connect with your BODY and embrace your SOL. Save your seat online or drop in every Wednesday Night. $15. 6:45pm-7:45pm. Callisto Terra, 5223 Hill Ave.



[fitness, civic benefit]

Junction Fit Walk & Talk – Weekly fitness walks with neighbors and community members. Register online. 9:45am. Gunckel Park, 751 Division St.


[visual arts, markets & shopping]

Market Street Art Collaboration – Art and music come together along Market Street in the warehouse district every Saturday morning during the bustling Farmers Market. Artisans and crafters will have items for sale; food trucks and live music. 9am-2pm. Art on Market Shoppes, 201 S. Erie St.


[road biking]

Glow Roll with Bike Rides Matter – Fun, fitness and fellowship with Bike Rides Matter 419 each Saturday evening during this 60-90 minute bike ride. Bike lights are required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 8:30pm-10pm. Uptown Green, 1904 Madison Ave.

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