‘CARS AND COFFEE’ CRUISE-IN
The Flag City U.S.A. “Cars and Coffee” Cruise-In, hosted by Panera Bread, is having its third event of the season. Guests can enjoy the cars, take pictures, talk with their owners, have some Panera Bread coffee, pastries or breakfast. No judging or trophies involved. Participants showing their vehicles are advised to park in every other lined spot. The Cruise-In will continue every first Sunday of the month through October. Admission: Free. Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Location: Parking lot just east of Panera Bread, 1971 Tiffin Ave., across from Hobby Lobby, near Gabe’s. Information: 419-423-2415.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Eighty people will take the oath of American citizenship during the U.S. District Court Naturalization Ceremony at 11 a.m. on the Sauder Village Green, weather permitting. The village’s activities also include hand-cranked ice cream and old-fashioned games to patriotic songs being played on the reed organ. Music will also be provided by the Village Strings, a group of Michigan musicians who play Celtic, Irish, Scottish and folk music. A holiday brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: $17 for adults, $11 for students ages 6 to 16, free for children 5 and under. Veterans and military admitted 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.
VINTAGE BASE BALL
The Spiegel Grove Squires will play a home game of 1860s-style base ball (as it was spelled at the time) against the Akron Black Stockings. 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.
KIDS YOGA CAMP
July 9 to 13
Children will work for five days on flexibility, strength, focus and balance by learning yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques with music, games, books, and guided imagery with a “sea” theme. A special craft will be made with a small snack provided. Registration and payment due by July 6. Admission: $65 per child, two kids for $100. Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 3 to 6, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 7 to 11. Location: Harmony Yoga, 1100 Croy Drive, Suite C, Findlay. Information: Barb Matheny at 419-306-6136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 13 to 15
This family-friendly festival combines art, soothing acoustic tunes and Appalachian music, gardening and outdoor education workshops in Ohio’s Hocking Hills. Admission: Free. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15. Location: Bishop Educational Gardens, 13200 Little Cola Road, Rockbridge. Information: 740-969-2873.
THE GREAT MOHICAN POW-WOW
July 13 to 15, Sept. 14 to 16
The Great Mohican Pow-Wow will feature 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.
SECOND SATURDAYS R 4 KIDS
Kids will learn to create simple, beautiful objects by folding paper into origami artwork with Monica Salisbury of Ohio Paper Folders. Admission: $3 per child, no charge for attending adults. Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: RSVP is required, contact Maggie Wilson at 419-332-2081, ext. 246, or email@example.com. Registration can also be done on www.rbhayes.org/events.
July 18 and Aug. 15
The Frohman Summer Series, “Hands-on History,” offers science, technology, engineering and math activities for kids ages 6 to 11, who can attend one session or all. Two are left. The second session takes a look at roller coasters and the third examines Lake Erie ice harvesting, fishing and algae. Registration is required and limited to 10 kids per session. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
‘UP ON THE ROOF’
Touch the Sky DJs will spin beats all night long at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and Literati’s 21 and older event featuring a cash bar and light food. Free parking in library garage available. Admission: $20. Time: 7 to 11 p.m., parking garage opens 6:45. Location: Toledo Lucas County Public Library Civic Plaza rooftop, 325 Michigan St., Toledo. Information: Call library at 419-259-5199. Tickets available on www.eventbrite.com.
Sean Spicer will discuss his new book, “The Briefing,” which takes readers behind the scenes of his tenure as President Donald Trump’s press secretary. Admission: $20 for McMaster Center general admission, with pre-signed copy of book. Free to attend in Huntington meeting room, where a live simulcast will show the presentation. Time: 3 to 4 p.m. Location: Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 325 N. Michigan St., Toledo. Information: Order tickets on www.eventbrite.com.
Concertgoers are encouraged to come early, bring snacks and a lawn chair for an outdoor Patriotic Pops show by the Lima Symphony Orchestra. A tribute to the Armed Forces honors the attending veterans, and other selections include songs from movies like “South Pacific,” “Mary Poppins,” “Star Wars,” and TV’s “Game of Thrones.” Admission: Free. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Ohio Northern University campus, Ada, with rain location at the King Horn Sports Center, 609 W. Lincoln Ave., Ada. Information: Sara Chongson at 419-222-5701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT
The Toledo Symphony Concert Band will perform a patriotic show punctuated by Civil War re-enactors providing cannon fire during Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” Attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. The Hayes Home and museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to better accommodate visitors, but the library will be closed. Admission: Free. Time: Concert from 2 to 3:30 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.
July 5 to 7
Toby Keith, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Billy Currington, Jo Dee Messina and more will be featured in three days of camping, karaoke, food and beverages that have been an Ohio staple since 1981. Admission: General admission tickets are $95 Thursday, $96 Friday and $109 Saturday, with Friday and Saturday package at $201 and a three-day package at $229. VIP packages are also available. Vera Campgrounds rates start at $99; Concert Campgrounds rates start at $209. Time: Thursday’s music starts at 12:30 p.m., Friday’s music starts at 10 a.m., and Saturday’s music starts at 1 p.m. Location: Hickory Hill Lakes, Ohio 66, Fort Loramie. Information: Call 937-295-3000 between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays or visit www.countryconcert.com.
BLUE COLLAR COUNTRY WEEKEND
July 6 to 8
Josh Melton will return home from Nashville to headline the July 6 lineup of the Keith Anderson Blue Collar Country Weekend, which features Keith Anderson headlining on July 7 and Riverbend Band headlining July 8. July 6’s lineup also features Liberty Rose, Andrew Ellis, and Shifferly Road; July 7 features Abby Ray, R.B. Stone, Rodney Parker and the Liberty Beach Band; and July 8 features J.D. Owen, “Hendy,” and Jim Burns Band. Admission: Weekend pass is $25, $10 for July 6 and 8, $15 for July 7, VIP packages available. Time: Doors open 6 p.m. July 6 and 7, open 2 p.m. July 8. Location: All American Rock House, 1851 Tiffin Ave. Information: 567-525-3333 or www.allamericanrockhouse.com.
GET THE LED OUT
The Philadelphia-based group comprises six musicians who capture every note of Led Zeppelin’s album recordings, right down to the overdubs. When three guitars are heard on the album, Get The Led Out delivers three guitarists on the stage. Admission: $28 to $34. Time: 8 p.m., rain or shine. Location: Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. Information: 419-381-8851, www.etix.com and www.centennialterrace.org.
July 11 and 25, Aug. 8 and 22
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating on the Hayes Home lawn and listen to a variety of musical groups perform two Wednesdays a month. In order, Honey Creek Preservation Jass Band will play Dixieland jazz; Lake Plains Barbershop Chorus will belt out some harmonies; Chrissy & Don: Music and Fun will put an acoustic twist on pop tunes; and North Coast Big Band will perform World War II-era big band standards. Shows 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.
Jackyl’s rock radio hits include “Down On Me,” “When Will It Rain,” “I Stand Alone” and, most notably, “The Lumberjack,” during which vocalist Jesse James Dupree performed a chain saw solo. Dupree’s chain saw escapades on album and in concert along with the band’s Guinness World Records of performing 100 shows in 50 days and 21 shows in 24 hours helped earn Jackyl a reputation as a hardworking band. Rock-n-Roll Outlaws will perform as a special guest at this 21 and over concert. Admission: $20, $40 for VIP ticket. Time: Doors open 6 p.m. Location: All American Rock House, 1851 Tiffin Ave. Information: 567-525-3333 or www.allamericanrockhouse.com.
Cleveland native Jim Brickman’s show, “Share the Love,” features solo piano and vocal collaborations on hits like “Angel Eyes,” “Valentine,” “If You Believe” and “Love of My Life.” Admission: $53 and $78. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com.
1964: THE TRIBUTE
Featuring several Ohio natives, 1964: The Tribute garnered critical acclaim for its re-creation of the Beatles musical experience, from the Fab Four’s trademark harmonies down to their haircuts, instruments and stage banter. The group will bring audiences a brand new show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Yellow Submarine.” Admission: $40.50. Time: 8 p.m., rain or shine. Location: Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. Information: 419-381-8851, www.etix.com and www.centennialterrace.org.
BUDDY GUY AND JONNY LANG
Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee; a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan; a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound; and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Jonny Lang is a blues, gospel and rock singer/guitarist who attained success at age 16 with his 1997 major label debut, “Lie to Me.” Admission: $34 to $62.50. Time: 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Location: Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. Information: 419-381-8851, www.etix.com and www.centennialterrace.org.
THE BEACH BOYS
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, continuing the legacy of the iconic American band responsible for a torrent of hit singles and millions of albums sold. Admission: $32 to $310. Time: 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Location: Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. Information: 419-381-8851, www.etix.com and www.centennialterrace.org.
Singer, songwriter and bassist Jasmine Cain’s raw, aggressive and emotional songs will headline the All American Rock House’s special bike night. She has self-released five albums and sold more than 30,000. Northwestern Ohio-based band RockMofia will perform as a special guest at the 21 and over show. Admission: $7. Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. Location: All American Rock House, 1851 Tiffin Ave. Information: 567-525-3333 or www.allamericanrockhouse.com.
HALESTORM, IN THIS MOMENT AND NEW YEARS DAY
Founded by singer/guitarist Lzzy Hale and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, Halestorm’s hit single, “Apocalyptic,” set rock radio records to complement the band’s 2012 Grammy for best hard rock/metal performance, with Hale as the first woman to win the category. Fronted by Maria Brink on vocals/piano, In This Moment is a swirling cauldron of jagged heavy metal, hypnotic alternative, and smoky voodoo blues. New Years Day is the creative vision of Ashley Costello, who was influenced by My Chemical Romance, Marilyn Manson and AFI while equally obsessed with the grand theatricality of the macabre. Admission: $42.50 to $57. Time: 7 p.m., rain or shine. Location: Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. Information: 419-381-8851, www.etix.com and www.centennialterrace.org.
Styx’s career has yielded numerous hits, including “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “Babe,” “The Best of Times,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Show Me the Way,” “Don’t Let It End” and “Renegade.” Admission: $37 to $350. Time: 8 p.m., rain or shine. Location: Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. Information: 419-381-8851, www.etix.com and www.centennialterrace.org.
‘THE ADDAMS FAMILY’
July 13 and 14, 21 and 22
Featuring an original story by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, Charles Addams’ comic book characters come to life in this romantic comedy, where the Addams family hosts a dinner for daughter Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Admission: $15 adults, students $10. Time: 2 p.m. July 22, 7:30 p.m. all other dates. Location: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org.
Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, “Rocktopia” fuses iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces, including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Strauss, The Who and more. The show is performed with an elite lineup of vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a 30-person choir and a 20-piece orchestra. Admission: $37.50 to $99.50. Time: 8 p.m. Location: KeyBank State Theatre, 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Information: 800-801-7407 or www.playhousesquare.org.
Through July 15
In 1808, Alexander Wilson began publishing American Ornithology; or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States. This inspired John James Audubon to publish his better-known Birds of America (1827″”38). Though Wilson had no background as an artist, he taught himself printmaking and illustrated his nine volumes of careful observations of the birds of the northeastern U.S. with 79 hand-colored engraved and etched plates of 262 species, 39 of which he was the first to describe. 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.
Through Aug. 4
This limited-time display of rare books from James Wall’s collection includes a Dictionary of the English Language published in 1740 along with first editions of works by George Orwell, Graham Greene, Anthony Burgess and William Golding. Ray Carter, commander of the British Empire, will discuss the books in a special presentation at 2 p.m. July 2. Carter introduced Wall to book collecting in 1981 when they both worked for the Marathon Oil Company. Admission: Exhibit and presentation free. Time: Gallery open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, closed July 4. Location: Fisher/Wall Art Gallery, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Information: Reach the box office at 419-423-2787 or visit www.marathoncenterarts.org.
Through Aug. 10
The fourth Enchanted Brush exhibition will showcase “Maidens of Myth,” depicting fairy godmothers, warrior queens, goddesses and other heroines across literature and folklore. A free public reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. July 18 in the Mazza Museum with a presentation by Ed Binkley, whose work has appeared on dozens of book covers and magazines. Admission: Free. Time: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Location: Lea Gallery, Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, University of Findlay.
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.
‘A FAMILY OF SERVICE’
July 27 to May 27
“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 will cover 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.
Tickets are now on sale for the following events:
James Taylor with special guest Bonnie Raitt — Today, 7:30 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus. $69 to $103; 614-292-3231, www.ticketmaster.com.
Taylor Swift — July 7, 7 p.m., Ohio Stadium, Columbus. $75 to $675; 614-292-6330, 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.
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.