July 22-Aug. 1
New this year, Sauder Village is offering “Funshops” to provide guests with an in-depth look at some interesting topics of days-gone-by. Sauder Village guests can attend a one-hour session to learn more about spinning, gardening, tinsmithing, historic cooking and more. “Funshops” will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on select dates throughout July and early August. Each opportunity will be held at 1 p.m. and there are a limited number of spaces available. On Aug. 1 guests will have the chance to visit cows, help separate cream, and make butter during the “Dairy Funshop.” Other Funshops include Historic Cooking on July 29 with a focus on the art of bread-making and a “Behind the Scenes “” Curators Tour” on July 31. Admission: $10 adults, $6 children ages 2-16 fee on top of regular admission. Time: 1 p.m. Location: Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold. Information: www.saudervillage.org or 1-800-590-9755.
July 28, Aug. 4, 11
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge will be offering a kids program called Marsh Mondays. Children from ages 3-5 and 6-12 will learn about native plants and animals, explore the outdoors, get creative with crafts and much more. You must make a reservation by calling the visitor center at 419-898-0014. Marsh Mondays will meet inside the visitor center. Admission: Free. Time: Children ages 3-5 will meet from 10 a.m. to noon and ages 6-12 will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. Ohio 2, Oak Harbor. Information: 419-898-0014 or www.fws.gov/refuge/ottawa.
GLOW RUN 5K
Pontifex will be hosting its first Glow Run 5k in Fremont on Saturday, Aug. 9. This stroller-friendly event invites runners and walkers to don their best glow accessories and join the fun. Pre-registration is open until July 26 and all those pre-registered will be guaranteed an event T-shirt. You may also register through www.Facebook.com/BodyLinesGym or in person at Pontifex located 416 W. State St., Fremont. Admission: $25 adults and $10 for children 10 and under who are participating. Teams of four or more can register for $20 each. Race day registration is $30 and does not guarantee the participant a T-shirt. Time: Registration begins at 8:30 p.m. on race day. Location: Roger Young Memorial Park, South Front Street, Fremont. Information: 419-332-9792.
GLASS CITY RECORD SHOW
This is the 33rd year for the record show and again this year there will be opportunities to buy, sell and trade anything from vinyl, CDs, tapes, posters, 45s, 78s, movies and music from every genre and era. Admission: Free. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Road, Toledo. Information: www.glasscityrecordshow.com or 419-874-1725.
Through Aug. 20
Cottonwood Jam String Band headlines the next Verandah Concert Series on Aug. 6. The 80-foot long verandah of the home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes serves as the stage for the performance. Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets and choose a favorite spot on the expansive and shady lawn in front of the home. Before the music begins at 7 p.m., everyone is invited to enjoy an old fashioned ice cream social. Serving begins at 6:45 p.m. In the event of thunderstorms, the concert will be canceled; call 419-332-2081 for updates. The last performance in the 2014 series Aug. 20 “” North Coast Big Band. Admission: Free. Time: 7 p.m. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont. Information: 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
‘THE MUSIC MAN’
July 31-Aug. 3
Perrysburg Musical Theatre will present its 2014 summer production of “The Music Man.” Under the direction of Clark Ausloos and musical direction of Pamela Williams-Rumer, performances will be held at Perrysburg High School. “The Music Man” tells the story of fast-talking con man “Professor” Harold Hill who convinces the parents of River City to buy instruments and uniforms for their youngsters promising to train the youth to be members of a new band. However, Hill has no musical training and plans to leave town without teaching anyone. Chaos ensues as Hill’s credentials are questioned and he is called upon to prove himself to the citizens of River City. Admission: $12 adults, $10 students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at Perrysburg High School. Time: 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Location: Perrysburg High School, 13385 Roachton Rd., Perrysburg. Information: www.perrysburgmusicaltheatre.org.
THE ART OF VIDEO GAMES
Through Sept. 28
Striking visual effects and the creative use of new technology in games take center stage in this interactive traveling exhibition, one of the first to examine video games as an art form. The exhibition features playable games, such as PacMan, Super Mario Brothers and Flower, and renderings and video interviews with key game developers and artists. The Art of Video Games also displays interactive kiosks with an extensive selection of home consoles from the Atari VCS to the PlayStation 3. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. Location: Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St, Toledo. Information: www.toledomuseum.org
PEOPLE GET READY: 50
YEARS OF CIVIL RIGHTS
Through Sept. 21
After a year of social tumult and congressional debate, the U.S. Civil Rights Act was signed into law on July 2, 1964. In honor of those who fought for the right of all citizens to be treated fairly and equally, this exhibition features works of art that examine slavery, segregation and the civil rights movement in the United States. It includes more than 35 works from the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection by Elizabeth Catlett, David Levinthal, Gordon Parks, Aminah Robinson, W. Eugene Smith, Ernest C. Withers and others who have illuminated and challenged prejudice and bigotry through their photographs, prints and books. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m.””4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.””9 p.m. Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.””5 p.m. Saturday and noon””5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, Hitchcock Gallery, 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo. Information: www.toledomuseum.org.
Tickets are now on sale for the following events:
Panic! At The Disco — July 30, 7:30 p.m., Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland. $29.50-$39.50; 216-912-7032. www.livenation.com.
OneRepublic with The Script — Aug. 6, 7 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $42.50-$96.90; 330-920-8040, www.ticketmaster.com.
Katy Perry — Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $29.50-$103.50; 216-241-2121, www.theqarena.com.
Toby Keith — Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Allen County Fair, Lima. $42-$65; 419-228-7141, www.allencofair.com.
Kiss & Def Leppard — Aug. 26, 7 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $31.50-$1.250; 330-920-8040, www.ticketmaster.com.