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Weekend: Get Out!

EVENTS

TOLEDO JEEP FEST
Through Sunday

Toledo will celebrate nearly eight decades of Jeep history with an All-Jeep Parade at 11 a.m. today; a Dueling Pianos performance at 7 p.m. today at Hensville Park; MAS FINA’s mesh of old-school rap, country and rock at 10:30 a.m. Sunday; and the All-Jeep Festival and Car Show featuring historic and futuristic displays, food trucks, live entertainment, Jeep vendors, kids’ activities and beer gardens. Admission: Free. Hours: Car show runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Location: Downtown Toledo. Information: www.toledojeepfest.com

ORIGAMI CONVENTION
Today

CenterFold Ohio Origami Convention is one of only two annual multi-day origami conventions in North America, attracting visitors from across the globe. Most of the artwork is folded from a single piece of paper, with no cuts made. There will be several origami classes from beginner to expert levels today and Sunday, and there is room for more attendees. Admission: Exhibit is free, today’s workshops are $90 altogether, $80 for Sunday’s workshops. Time: Exhibit only open today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., classes run until 5 p.m. Sunday. Location: Marriott Northwest, 5605 Blazer Parkway, Dublin. Information: 740-334-4213 or visit www.ohiopaperfolders.com

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Today

The Hardin County Historical Museum will host an ice cream social, featuring Velvet Ice Cream, a cornhole tournament, 50/50 drawing and raffle, and a tour of the museum. All ages are welcome. Admission: $2 per ice cream scoop, museum admission free. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Location: Hardin County Historical Museum’s Sullivan-Johnson House, 223 N. Main St., Kenton. Information: 419-673-7147 or www.hardinmuseums.org

HANDS-ON HISTORY
Aug. 15

The Frohman Summer Series, “Hands-on History,” offers science, technology, engineering and math activities for kids ages 6 to 11, with one session remaining. Kids will learn about Lake Erie ice harvesting, fishing and algae. Registration is required and limited to 10 kids. Admission: Free. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: To register, call 419-332-2081, ext. 239, or email ncard@rbhayes.org or jmayle@rbhayes.org

THE GREAT MOHICAN POW-WOW
Sept. 14 to 16

The Great Mohican Pow-Wow features Native American foods and more than 40 artisans on display selling furs, clothes, baskets, art, jewelry, carvings and more. Performances include tomahawk throwing and fire starting by Coyote Dog; hoop dancing by Moontee Sinquah; music of the Andean Mountains by Malkuri; flutist Douglas Blue Feather; and storytelling by Lance White Eagle. Intertribal dancing, colorful ceremonial dancing and drum competitions will also be featured. Admission: $8 adults, $4 kids ages 6 to 12; $14 for two-day adult pass, $6 for kids; $21 for three-day adult pass, $9 for kids. Time: Activities run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Location: Mohican Reservation Campgrounds, 23270 Wally Road S, Loudonville. Information: 1-800-766-2267 and www.mohicanpowwow.com

HISTORY ROUNDTABLE
Sept. 15 to Oct. 27

Educator and local historian Mike Gilbert’s series returns for Saturday sessions this fall. Each week covers a different topic: Sept. 15 covers taverns and mile markers from the pioneer era; Sept. 22 tells tales of Fort Stephenson; Sept. 29 covers Sandusky County trivia; Oct. 20 covers Civil War medicine; Oct. 27 features ghost stories. Admission: $5 per session. Time: 10 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: Nan Card at 419-332-2081, ext. 239 or www.rbhayes.org.

GENEALOGY CLASSES
Sept. 23 and 30, Oct. 14

With more than 40 years experience in genealogy research, Becky Hill will offer classes through the fall season. Sept. 23’s class helps beginners get started on researching family history; Sept. 30’s class focuses on free genealogical websites; and Oct. 14 focuses on paid genealogical sites. Admission: $10, can be paid day of class. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: Preregister at 419-332-2081 or jransom@rbhayes.org

GENEALOGY SESSIONS
Beginning Oct. 3

Becky Hill will share her 40 years of genealogy research in uninterrupted sessions on Wednesdays. Topics include help identifying the parents, spouse, maiden name, children or siblings of an ancestor; how to research in a particular geographic area; using genealogical software; DNA information (limited to basics); using Hayes Presidential Library resources; breaking down an ancestral brick wall; and reading old family documents (limited to basics in German, French, Latin). Admission: $15 for museum members, $20 for nonmembers. Time: Available slots at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. or 3 to 4 p.m. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: Make reservations at 419-332-2081 or email Hill at bhill@rbhayes.org.

MUSIC

‘VINTAGE VEGAS’
Aug. 17 and 18

Jimmi K will take audiences through the golden age of Vegas with renditions of tunes by Tony Bennett, Tom Jones and Frank Sinatra with the help of four dancers and a seven-piece band. Jimmi K, a member of the Actors’ Equity Association, has appeared in multiple off-Broadway plays, at the world famous Birdland Jazz Club in Midtown Manhattan, and as a featured entertainer aboard both Princess and Norwegian cruise lines on ships from Hawaii to Dubai. Admission: $25. Time: 7:30 p.m. both days. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

P.O.D., LIT AND ALIEN ANT FARM
Aug. 18

With worldwide sales topping 10 million, P.O.D. has more than a dozen radio hits, including “Southtown,” “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation,” “Boom,” “Beautiful” and their No. 1 single, “Lost In Forever.” Lit has been crafting songs in the Nashville tradition for its whole career of SoCal power punk music, with the 1999 breakout album, “A Place in the Sun,” yielding the hits “My Own Worst Enemy” and “Miserable.” Alien Ant Farm sold more than 5 million albums, garnered a Grammy nomination and enjoyed a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks with a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.” Admission: $35, $70 VIP. Time: 8 p.m. Location: All American Rock House, 1851 Tiffin Ave. Information: 567-525-3333 or www.allamericanrockhouse.com

VERANDAH CONCERTS
Aug. 22

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating on the Hayes Home lawn and listen to one more Verandah Concert when North Coast Big Band performs World War II-era big band standards. Show will be canceled in the event of 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

SCOTT STAPP
Aug. 24

The lead singer of Creed and Art of Anarchy will make a stop in Findlay. Special guests at the 21 and over show include Angola Road, a Toledo band supplying Rust Belt rock with blue collar angst; XFACTOR1, a Columbus hard rock band with a reputation for intense shows; and Alternate Ending, an alternative rock band from Tiffin. Admission: $35 general, $70 VIP. Time: 6 p.m. Location: All American Rock House, 1851 Tiffin Ave. Information: 567-525-3333 or www.allamericanrockhouse.com

MELISSA ETHERIDGE
Aug. 28

Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988, hitting her commercial stride with the 1993 album, “Yes I Am,” yielding the hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window.” Her latest album, “Memphis Rock and Soul,” features original material as well as interpretations of classics from the Stax Records catalog, celebrating its artists and legacy while spotlighting the vital role it played in the civil rights movement. Admission: $39 to $95. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center, 7 Public Square, Lima. Information: 419-224-1552 or www.limaciviccenter.com

TRACE ADKINS
Sept. 9

Trace Adkins’ towering baritone has been featured on “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light in the House is On,” “Arlington,” and “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” Admission: $55 to $95. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY
Sept. 21

Cleveland’s own Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will headline an evening of hip-hop, which also includes Twista, Ying Yang Twins, and Do or Die. Known for mixing melodic vocal harmonies with fast rapping, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony cranked out a pair of huge hits, “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” and “Tha Crossroads” on the critically acclaimed album, “E. 1999 Eternal.” Admission: $38 to $68. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com

BLUE OYSTER CULT WITH MARK FARNER
Sept. 21

Riff-heavy and hook-laden, Blue Oyster Cult’s songs inspired psychedelic jam bands and arena rockers alike, which include the smash singles “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Burnin’ for You” and “Godzilla.” Special guest Mark Farner was the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts, and today he is a platinum recording artist 30 times over. Admission: $45 to $75. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org

MODEST MOUSE
Sept. 26

Indie rock titan Modest Mouse broke through with the 2004 album, “Good News For People Who Love Bad News,” which yielded the hit “Float On” and garnered two Grammy nominations. 2015’s “Strangers to Ourselves” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and topped the rock, alternative, vinyl and internet charts. Admission: $39.50 to $59.50. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com

STEELY DAN
Oct. 6

Led by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker until Becker’s death last year, Steely Dan sold more than 40 million albums and helped define the soundtrack of the ’70s with hits such as “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “F.M.,” “Peg” and “Babylon Sisters.” Fagen will be joined by Jon Herington (guitar), Keith Carlock (drums), Freddie Washington (bass), Jim Beard (keyboards), and a four-piece horn section with three backup vocalists. Admission: $58 to $148. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com

AMY GRANT
Nov. 9

Amy Grant is a Nashville native and crossover sensation who became the first artist in Christian music to have a platinum record, earning six Grammys, numerous Dove awards and three multiplatinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums. Her 10 Top 40 pop singles include the 1991 smash, “Baby Baby.” Admission: $35 to $65. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

THEATER

‘ARSENIC AND OLD LACE’
Oct. 5 and 6, 13 and 14

The Ritz Players present playwright Joseph Kesselring’s classic black comedy chronicling Mortimer Brewster, an author known for his diatribes against marriage. After getting married in the opening scene, he heads home to tell his two aunts the news, and discovers their hobby: killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. It gets worse from there. Admission: $12 adults, $8 students. Time: 2 p.m. Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. all other dates. Location: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org

‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’
Oct. 27

Based on the 1939 film with a book adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams, this musical uses the Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg songs from the movie and includes some new songs and additional music by Andrew Webber and additional lyrics by Tim Rice. Admission: $44 to $84. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center, 7 Public Square, Lima. Information: 419-224-1552 or www.limaciviccenter.com

EXHIBITS

‘ARTSPACE/POPS 2018’
Through Sept. 8

“ArtSpace/Pops 2018: A Fine Craft Invitational” features new works by some of the area’s best artists, with works of wood, metal, clay, paper, glass, fabric, and various jewelry-oriented combinations of metals and beads. 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.

‘IN SEARCH OF HEALING’
Through Oct. 21

“In Search of Healing: Medical Practices of the Gilded Age” documents the procedures and conventional medical wisdom that prevailed in the late 19th century, which were often ineffective and dangerous. President Rutherford and first lady Lucy Hayes both lost their fathers and three of their children to illnesses of the period and, in less than a century, researchers would understand that the spread of cholera could be prevented through water sanitation; the discovery of penicillin would slash the mortality rate of scarlet fever; and soldiers bound to fight in Europe during World War II would be vaccinated against typhus. 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

‘CELEBRATING LIBBEY GLASS’
Through Nov. 25

The Toledo Museum of Art exhibit to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Libbey Glass Company features more than 175 examples of glass from the museum’s collection as well as materials from Libbey’s archives, including pressed glass tableware, Amberina art glass, TMA’s Libbey Punch Bowl, mid-century modern barware and examples of more recent “premium giveaway” glasses for companies like Pizza Hut and McDonald’s. 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

WORLD WAR I EXHIBITS
Through Dec. 1

Two concurrent exhibits examine Wood County’s role in World War I, as well as the county’s postwar climate, featuring developments in the mass production of the automobile, movie and personal film cameras and the affordability of radios. These influenced the fashion, leisure and community trends through the 1920s and ’30s. Admission: $5 for adults; $1 for ages 10 and under. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. Location: Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green. Information: 419-352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org

‘SIGHTS AND SOUNDS’
Through Feb. 24, 2019

“Sights and Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses” presents modern and contemporary works of art in a variety of media that explore and relate to the natural world. These include videos, paper works, woodblock prints, paintings, sculpture and glass. Admission: Free. Time: 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

‘PART OF THE MACHINE: ROCK & PINBALL’
Through spring 2019

Rock and pinball became inextricably linked thanks to The Who’s song, “Pinball Wizard.” Both are symbols of youth and rebellion, with pinball’s ban in several cities lasting until the mid-1970s due to gambling concerns. Pinball machines created for several bands are on display, including The Who’s “Wizard” and “Tommy” pinball machines; and Alice Cooper’s newest machine, “Nightmare Castle.” Pete Townshend’s guitar that he used to compose “Pinball Wizard” will also be displayed. Admission: $23 advance, $26 at door; seniors 65 and over $21 advance, $24 at door; ages 6 to 12 $14 advance, $16 door; ages 5 and under free. Will include complimentary tokens for play. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Location: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 E. Ninth St., Cleveland. Information: 216-781-7625 or www.rockhall.com

‘A FAMILY OF SERVICE’
Through May 27, 2019

“A Family of Service: The Hayeses in World War I” explores America’s involvement in the war thorugh the eyes of President Rutherford B. Hayes and his family. The exhibit covers boot camp, protests against the war, the war at sea, the war on land, commanding the troops and Navy and tending to the wounded. 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

TICKET WATCH

Tickets are now on sale for the following events:

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. — Aug. 17, 6 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $26 to $971; 513-232-6220 or www.riverbend.org and www.ticketmaster.com

Counting Crows and Live — Sept. 2, 6:30 p.m., DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan. $25 to $115; 248-377-0100 or www.ticketmaster.com

Godsmack and Shinedown — Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $37 to $77; 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com and www.ticketmaster.com

Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini — Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $59.50 to $89.50; 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com and www.ticketmaster.com

Phil Collins — Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $53 to $278; 614-246-2000, www.ticketmaster.com

Fleetwood Mac — Nov. 7, 8 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $69 to $199; 614-246-2000, www.ticketmaster.com



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