Doing the WAVE
Join Lourdes University as it celebrates National Women’s History Month with the 7th Annual WAVE Festival. The event recognizes the diversity and vision of area women as artists through a juried indoor exhibition as well as sales of fine arts, crafts and other creative expressions. Local exhibitors and vendors, including Bead for Life, Serenity in Chains and Illuminations, will be selling wares. Attendees can enter to win prizes and enjoy food from local vendors. Proceeds benefit Bethany House, a local women’s shelter. March 29. 11am-4pm. Lourdes’ Franciscan Center Commons, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 419-824-3871. lourdes.edu/wave Free
No soup for you
The fourth annual Toledo SOUP was a smashing success, raising more than $2,300 and funding two business proposals. The crowdfunding event awarded micro-grants to The Glass City Goat Gals, an urban goat farm; and New Life Urban Agriculture, a grower and seller of organic mushrooms. More than 100 community members attended and voted on which proposal should receive a grant. This year’s competition was the first tie in event history. The next Toledo SOUP event is June 22. Madison Avenue Collective, 1600 Madison Ave. toledosoup.com
A bridge too far
In case you didn’t get the memo: The 83-year-old Anthony Wayne Bridge will be closed through September 2015 for extensive repairs. The nearly $29 million project will employ 50 to 75 workers at any time.