RUG HOOKING WEEK
Recognized as one of the top rug hooking events in the nation, the 21st annual Sauder Village Rug Hooking Event is expected to draw thousands of rug hookers from across the country for a display of hooked rugs, workshops, lectures, vendors and exhibits in Founder’s Hall. The show also provides guests the opportunity to purchase supplies, kits, and tools directly from respected vendors specializing in rug hooking materials. There will be working demonstrators to watch and avid rug hookers available to share first-hand information about this traditional craft. Admission: Show-only admission is $11, tickets for both the event and the village are $17 for adults and $11 for students ages 6 to 16, with younger kids free. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold. Information: 800-590-9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org.
Becky Hill, an experienced genealogist, will explain the basics of researching family history and how to use the resources available at the Hayes Presidential Library. Admission: $10. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
Robert J. Roman will discuss and sign copies of his book “Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn,” published by the University of Akron Press. The book draws on extensive archival research to chronicle the early days of OSU football, featuring colorful stories from the team’s past. Admission: Free. Time: 2 p.m. Location: Auditorium of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
GREAT TRAIL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Aug. 26-27, Sept. 2-4
The 36th annual Great Trail Festival is a French and Indian era re-creation near the famous Great Indian Trail. There will be an 18th century marketplace selling arts and crafts, along with woodworking and blacksmith demonstrations; Appalachian musicians, Scottish pipers, fiddlers and clog dancing; frontier-era camping supplies on display with tomahawk throwing and cannon firing; a buffalo herd; kettle-cooked foods, and more. Admission: $6 adults, $4 kids ages 10 to 18, younger kids are free. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Great Trail Festival Grounds, Ohio 43, Malvern, 18 miles southeast of Canton. Information: Barbara Garduno at 330-794-9100 or www.greattrailfestival.com.
LIVING HISTORY DAY
Local residents will portray citizens interred in Wood County and area cemeteries for the 14th annual Wood County Living History Day. Portrayals focus on World War I, and they include North Baltimore’s Vernon Wymer, the first Wood County serviceman to die in combat during the war, portrayed by his great-great nephew, Hunter Wymer. A Joyful Noise will provide music before the event, and lawn chairs are encouraged, though some chairs will be provided. Parking will be available at the cemetery and the Wood County Sheriff’s Auxiliary will provide free rides to the program location. Admission: Free. Time: 2 p.m. Location: Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green State University campus. Rain location is First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Information: 419-352-0967 and www.woodcountyhistory.org.
VINTAGE BASE BALL
The Spiegel Grove Squires will play the Columbus Buckeyes in a game of 1860s-style base ball (as it was spelled at the time). They play bare-handed and use a bat that looks more like a broom handle. Players are called ballists, and they wear period-style uniforms and adopt the language of 19th-century base ball during their matches. Admission: Free. Time: 2 p.m. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
The comedian, actor, singer and writer has recorded eight major-label comedy albums and has been one of Pollstar’s top 10 highest grossing touring comedians for the last 10-year period. He also co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in “Beer for My Horses.” The show is geared toward mature audiences. Admission: $44.75 and $174.75, with a meet and greet available. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center, 7 Public Square, Lima. Information: 419-224-1552 or www.limaciviccenter.com.
Actor, writer and director Alan Alda will discuss his new book, “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating.” The author, known for his portrayal of Hawkeye on the long-running show, “M*A*S*H*,” will speak for about an hour, followed by a short question and answer session. Tickets go on sale Aug. 15 at any Toledo-Lucas County Public Library location or by visiting its website. Admission: $20, includes a copy of his new book. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-259-5200 or www.toledolibrary.org.
The Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, in conjunction with Bowling Green State University, will celebrate the centenary year of Lou Harrison with a music marathon featuring chamber music, a documentary film, and a demonstration of gamelan, the traditional Indonesian ensemble of mostly percussive instruments used widely in his compositions. The event will conclude with a 7:30 p.m. concert featuring Third Coast Percussion. Considered the godfather of the world music movement, Harrison penned more than 300 compositions for symphony orchestra, ballet, small chamber ensembles and soloists that incorporated Western, Eastern and custom-made instruments. Admission: Tickets for the whole marathon are $15 for museum members and $25 for non-members. Prices vary for individual performance tickets. Time: Noon to 10 p.m. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: Tickets are available at toledomuseum.eventbrite.com or call 419-255-8000 or 800-644-6862.
Nashville Crush is bringing its fusion of country and rock music to Findlay. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, but no coolers are allowed. The show will be held rain or shine. Tickets can be obtained at the Elks lodge or online at www.findlayelks.org. Admission: $10. Time: Gates open at 7 p.m., band takes stage at 8 p.m. Location: Findlay Elks Lodge, 900 W. Melrose Ave. Information: Call the Elks lodge at 419-422-2442.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating on the Hayes Home lawn and listen to the North Coast Big Band perform the final Verandah Concert of the season. The show can be canceled due to inclement weather. Admission: Free. Time: Ice cream social at 6:30 p.m., music starts at 7. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
BASH ON THE BAY
Toby Keith will headline the first-ever Bash on the Bay Country Music Fest as part of his Interstates and Tailgates tour. Other bands performing include: LOCASH; Waterloo Revival; Cory Farley Band; and Brent Lowry and the Drifters. A number of food trucks will be on site, and late-night boat service will provide transportation to and from Put-in-Bay. Taxis and a downtown bus will be at the site to transport attendees downtown after the show. Limited parking will be available. Admission: $69-$150. Time: Gates open at 3 p.m., event starts at 3:30. Location: Put-in-Bay Airport, 1494 Langram Road. Information: bashonthebay.com has a link to etix.com to purchase tickets.
Contemporary Christian singer Kathy Troccoli’s “Comfort by Candlelight” concert and ministry was designed to offer hope to those who are dealing with hard times. The Dove Award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer’s skills span from belting out big band tunes, crooning to jazz standards and tenderly singing a hymn. Seating is limited and tickets can be obtained by visiting www.kathytroccoli.com/events/ or through the offices of churches sponsoring the event. Admission: Free, with free-will offerings accepted. Time: 6:30 p.m., doors open at 5:45 p.m. Location: First United Methodist Church, 113 W. Central Ave., Van Wert. Information: Paul Hoverman at 419-513-0123 or www.kathytroccoli.com.
Founded by Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and former member Dan Peek, America combines melodic pop rock, folk jazz elements, slinky Latin-leaning rhythms and traditional country rock. The classic rock band’s songs include “A Horse with No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” “I Need You” and “Tin Man.” Admission: $39-$75. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center, 7 Public Square, Lima. Information: 419-224-1552 or www.limaciviccenter.com.
LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL
A longtime member of the E Street Band alongside Bruce Springsteen, Steve Van Zandt and his band, the Disciples of Soul, are touring on the heels of “Soulfire,” the group’s first new release in almost two decades. The album sees the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer revisiting songs that span the length of his career as artist, performer, producer, arranger and songwriter, focusing directly on the hugely influential “soul horns-meet-rock ‘n’ roll guitars” approach he first pioneered on Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes’ classic first three albums. The show is for ages 21 and over. Admission: $39.50-$75. Time: 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Location: Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, 10705 Northfield Road, Northfield. Information: 330-467-4101 or www.hrrocksinonorthfieldpark.com.
Known for his traditional country sound and authentic lyrics, Easton Corbin became the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles, “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It” reach No. 1. Admission: $45 to $65. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 South, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.
The Chicago-based band that rose to top-hit status in the 1970s and ’80s with songs that included “Lady,” “Come Sail Away” and “Blue Collar Man” is making a stop in Lima this fall. The band draws from over four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Admission: $59.50 to $74.50. VIP packages cost $175 and $225. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center, 7 Public Square, Lima. Information: 419-224-1552 or www.limaciviccenter.com.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ’
Oct. 30 and 31
Developed from the screenplay of the 1939 film, this adaptation contains the Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, including “Over the Rainbow,” along with new songs by Tim Rice (“The Lion King”) and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Admission: $35-$65. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 South, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.
JAMES MONROE EXHIBIT
Through Aug. 20
“In the Spirit of the People: James Monroe’s 1817 Tour of the Northern States” charts the fifth United States president’s 15-month tour of the northern states, including Ohio. In the age before electronic media, a tour was one of the only ways to broadcast the president’s image and the sound of his voice to the general public. Admission: $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for ages 60 and older, $3 for kids ages 6 to 12, free for kids under 5. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
Through Sept. 9
ArtSpace/Pops 2017 features all-new works by some of the area’s best artists, featuring work in wood, metal, clay, paper, fabric, and various jewelry-oriented combinations of metals and beads. All of the craftspersons in the exhibit are from Ohio and several have been award winners in earlier ArtSpace shows. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Location: ArtSpace/Lima, Ellen Nelson Gallery, 65-67 Town Square, Lima. Information: Bill Sullivan at 419-222-1721 or www.artspacelima.com.
Sept. 2 to March 18
Women faced an uphill battle for recognition of their contributions and work when glass became a serious artistic medium in the 1960s. “Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists” will showcase more than 50 objects spanning nearly six decades created by the women who now rank among the most innovative and celebrated glass artists. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: 419-255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.
Nov. 18 to Feb. 18
“Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art” features approximately 30 masterpieces of late Roman art and explores their importance in Western art and culture. Works include a large silver paten showing the earliest surviving image of the Communion of the Apostles (542 A.D.) and a gold pendant cross with openwork decoration and sapphires (sixth- to early-seventh century A.D.). Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: 419-255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.
Tickets are now on sale for the following events:
Kendrick Lamar — Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus. $39-$439; 614-292-3231, www.ticketmaster.com.
Lady Gaga — Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $46-$251; 888-894-9424, www.ticketmaster.com.
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band — Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $95-$385; 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com, www.ticketmaster.com.
Hunter Hayes — Aug. 25, 8 p.m., Centennial Terrace, Sylvania. $33-$50; 419-885-7106, www.etix.com and www.centennialterrace.org.
Brian Regan — Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Stranahan Theater, Toledo. $39.75; 419-381-8851, www.stranahantheater.org.
Donny and Marie Osmond — Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. $77.50-$149.50; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
John Mayer — Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $36-$125; 330-920-8040, www.livenation.com.
Katy Perry — Sept. 7, 7 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus. $50-$506; 614-292-3231, www.ticketmaster.com.
Adam Ant — Sept. 16, 7 p.m., House of Blues, Cleveland. $35-$135; 216-523-2583, www.houseofblues.com/cleveland, www.livenation.com.
Steve Martin and Martin Short — Sept. 17, 8 p.m., Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland. $57.50-$150; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin — Oct. 4, 8 p.m., Stranahan Theater, Toledo. $55-$125; 419-381-8851, www.stranahantheater.org.
Guns N’ Roses — Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $64.50-$228; 1-888-894-9424, www.theqarena.com.
Janet Jackson — Oct. 28, 8 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $74.95-$124.95; 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com, www.ticketmaster.com.