Calendar of events: Enjoy horse-drawn trolley rides through Spiegel Grove Feb. 15-17

Tammy Walro

        Enjoy horse-drawn trolley rides through Spiegel Grove, the 25-acre wooded estate of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes, located in Fremont, during Presidents’ Day weekend, Saturday, Feb. 15 – Monday, Feb 17.
        South Creek Clydesdales will offer the rides from 1-4 p.m. each day. The cost is $4.50 per rider ages 3 and older and free for ages 2 and younger. The trolley can hold 16-18 people at a time.
        Tickets, which can be purchased at the museum front desk the days of the event, are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and no reservations are taken.
        In the event of thunderstorms or wind chills at zero or below, the rides will be canceled. For updates, visit or call 800-998-7737.
Ongoing events:
Through Feb. 23: “Everything Is Rhythm: Mid-Century Art & Music, Toledo Museum of Art. A multi-sensory exhibit featuring a selection of 20th-century abstract paintings, each paired with carefully curated musical compositions. Free admission.
Feb. 28: Opening of special exhibit, “Ohio: An Unnatural History,” Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. Myths and legends are how people have tried to understand the unknown. This exhibit will profile legendary creatures and spooky tales from across Ohio and look at the role of folklore in our culture. Exhibit is included with regular admission; members admitted free. Open through Saturday, Oct. 31. Sponsored by Hanneman-Chudzinski-Keller Funeral Home. 419-332-2081,
Through March 8: “Global Conversation: Art in Dialogue,” Toledo Museum of Art. Dozens of contemporary works of art, many from the Museum’s permanent collection and many newly acquired, that encompass a broad range of media and geographic regions are featured. Free admission.
Through March 29: “Women of Spiegel Grove” – a special exhibit at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. In honor of the centennial of women’s suffrage, the exhibit showcases the lives of the many women who played important roles at Spiegel Grove and tells the national story of women in America, from the suffrage movement to the pursuit for social and workplace equality to the #MeToo movement. Exhibit included with HPLM admission. 419-332-2081,
Saturdays & Sundays: Cabin Fever Weekends, Toledo Zoo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Beat the winter blahs with half-price admission and unique Zoo experiences, crafts, games and more each Saturday, and a full schedule of animal encounters, feeds and demonstrations each Sunday. Visit for a schedule and info.
Feb. 1-2: Living History Trade Fair, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. $5/person or $7/weekend pass. 419-334-8180,
Feb. 4-7: National Engineering Week at Imagination Station, downtown Toledo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Help make Imagination Station into a theme park. Learn about gravity and potential kinetic energy; draft, build, test and tweak a roller coaster of your own design. Best for grades K-8.
Feb. 4: “Rent” – 20th Anniversary Tour, Stranahan Theater, Toledo, 7:30 p.m. “Rent” follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. This timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love., 419-381-8851.
Feb. 6: Beer & Wine Tasting, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, Elmore, 6:30-8 p.m. Join personal chef Jennifer Schuerman for a beer and wine tasting with themed foods. $30.90 per person. Advance notice required, no later than the Monday prior is appreciated., 419-862-3182.
Feb. 6-9: Greater Toledo Auto Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. Displays of the latest and greatest models and automotive technologies and much more. For hours, tickets and info, visit
Feb. 6-7, 13-14: Flashlight Tours: The Look of Love, Toledo Museum of Art, 9:15 p.m. See the Museum in a whole new Valentine light with a favorite someone. TMA docents uncover stories of love across the ages in TMA works of art. Come early for drinks or dinner in the café, which will take dinner orders until 8 p.m. $25/members, $30/non-members, $15/students and military.
Feb. 7: Art Crawl, Toledo Museum of Art, 6-7 p.m. Parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months are welcome. Explore galleries and watch children respond to large, colorful paintings, then get messy in the study with baby-friendly art materials. Bring clothes that can be stained. Registration required.
Feb. 7-8: Winterfest BG Chillabration, various locations, Bowling Green. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Live music, carriage rides, Chocolate Crawl, ice sculptures, Winter Market, ice skating, Soup & Chili Cook-off, Frostbite Fun Run, scavenger hunt, art show and more.
Feb. 7, 9: Toledo Opera presents “La Bohème,” Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., Toledo. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Feb. 8: Girl Power, Imagination Station, downtown Toledo, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. A day of exploration offering girls in grades 3-8 the chance to meet women in the STEM fields and learn more about career opportunities in STEM. Registration required.
Feb. 8: Toledo Walleye vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL,
Feb. 8-9: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. 419-332-5604,
Feb. 8, 22: Drawing in the Galleries, Toledo Museum of Art, 2-3 p.m. Facilitated by an art instructor; all supplies provided. No experience or registration necessary.
Feb. 9, 25, 29-March 1: Eagle Tour, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 9:30 a.m.-noon. On this guided bus tour of the refuge, see a few nests and discover why so many eagles call the marsh home. 419-898-0014,
Feb. 13: Science After Dark: Wine & Chocolate, Imagination Station, downtown Toledo, 6-9 p.m. Ages 21+ are invited to enjoy the science center without kids in tow. Admission includes full science center access and science demonstrations. Cash bar and tastings from local wineries also available. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $25 presale and $35/non-members $30/members at the door.
Feb. 13: Newsboys United on stage, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7 p.m.
Feb. 14-16: HBA House & Home Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, downtown Toledo. Hours are 3-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 presale and $10 at the door.
Feb. 14: Wine and Dine, Toledo Zoo and Aquarium, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy an intimate, multi-course meal, complete with professionally paired wines, prepared by the Zoo’s award-winning catering staff. In addition, there will be live entertainment. $80-$85. 419-385-5721,
Feb. 14-27: Great Backyard Bird Count, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor. Observe the birds from the wildlife window and visitor center and help scientists get a snapshot of global bird populations. Data shared at 419-898-0014,
Feb. 15: Happy Hearts Day at the Toledo Zoo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring your sweetie and watch as the animals enjoy holiday-themed enrichment treats. Free with Zoo admission.
Feb. 15: Mac & Cheese Stroll, downtown Elmore, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Stroll into participating Elmore organizations for a free taste of their mac & cheese creation, then cast a ballot for the best dish. Each “Stroll Stop” will display a poster in the window. Several businesses will have other mac & cheese entries from organizations that do not have a physical location on the main street. 419-862-3362,
Feb. 15: Toledo Walleye vs. Idaho Steelheads, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 5:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL,
Feb. 15: International Harpist Nicolas Carter performs, Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre, Perrysburg Township, 7:30 p.m. Free admission.
Feb. 15: Dance Theatre of Harlem, Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., 8 p.m.
Feb. 15: Sweetheart Owl Prowl, Creek Bend Farm: Wilson Nature Center, 720 S. Main St., Lindsey, 7-8:30 p.m. It’s nesting season for owls – enjoy an evening hike in search of owls. Registration required at
Feb. 15-16: Ottawa Wildlife Drive, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor. Enjoy the refuge from the comfort of your car. The seven-mile route departs from the visitor center entrance road. Gates open at sunrise and close one hour prior to sunset.  419-898-0014,
Feb. 15-16: Fremont Gun Show, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. $5 admission. Exhibitors with all types of guns and related products will be on hand trading and selling items from modern to historical. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. Food available. 419-332-8189.
Feb. 16: Toledo Walleye vs. Idaho Steelheads, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 5:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL,
Feb. 17: Presidents’ Day Celebration, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 12-5 p.m. Kids’ activities, a behind-the-scenes mini-tour of the original library staircase area, hands-on artifact activities, presidential snacks and more. On Monday, Feb. 17 admission to the Hayes Home and museum is free to all visitors. For a full schedule of events, visit or HPLM social media pages.
Feb. 19: Stand-up Comedian Nate Bargatze: Good Problem to Have, Stranahan Theatre & Great Hall, Toledo, 7 p.m.
Feb. 21: Glass City Dance Party, Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd., Mamuee. Optional cash dinner at 6 p.m.; complimentary dance class at 7:15 p.m. and dance from 8-11:30 p.m. $10 with free snacks and water. For more info contact Toledo DJ Tom at 419-481-1448.
Feb. 21-22: Perrysburg Winterfest, downtown Perrysburg. People’s Choice Professional Ice-Carving Competition, live music, food and family-friendly activities. (Rescheduled from Jan. 10-11.)
Feb. 21-22: Elevate the Stage presented by ProMedica, SeaGate Convention Centre and Huntington Center, downtown Toledo. A podium-style gymnastics competition featuring youth competitors from throughout the country and NCAA competitors from Big Ten gymnastics teams.
Feb. 22: Spring Fever Garden Symposium, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, Elmore, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Learn about bird-scaping with North Branch Nursery, Spring Zingers with Bench Farms, creating an herbal tea garden with Bella Cuisine, gardening trends with Bench’s Greenhouse & Nursery, Elmore. $33.06 includes breakfast treat and lunch. There will also be items for sale and door prizes., 419-862-3182.
Feb. 22: Ben Folds, Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 8 p.m. Rock sensation Ben Folds joins the Toledo Symphony for an evening of genre-bending music, performing hit songs like “The Luckiest,” “Capable of Anything” and “Landed.”
Feb. 22: Chili Cook-off & Wildlife Tours, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Discover some of the best chili recipes in NW Ohio after enjoying a free bus tour of the refuge. Chili judging begins at noon. 419-898-0014,
Feb. 24-March 1: 10th Restaurant Week Toledo, participating restaurants in the greater Toledo area. An opportunity to enjoy delicious meals at special prices from more than 35 of the Glass City’s best locally owned restaurants while supporting Leadership Toledo's tuition-free youth programs.
Feb. 26: Presidential History Book Club, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, noon. Free. All are invited to read and discuss books about the American presidency. A discussion of “Truman,” by David McCullough. Participants can bring their lunch.  419-332-2081,
Feb. 27: Brantley Gilbert in Concert, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 28: 14th Glass City Beer Festival, Stranahan Theater & Great Hall, Toledo, 7-11 p.m. Featuring more than 40 local and national craft breweries showcasing more than 230 beers, plus food vendors and live music. Tickets $40 in advance and $50 at the door.
Feb. 28 and 29: Toledo Walleye vs. Fort Wayne Komets, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL,
Feb. 29: Glass City Wine Festival, SeaGate Convention Centre, downtown Toledo. Afternoon session runs 1-4 p.m.; evening session rums 6-9 p.m. Ages 21+. Wine sampling and entertainment.
Feb. 29: Burning Snowman, 1868 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. All-day event features live music by local and regional bands, craft brews and more. The climax of the event is the burning of a giant paper snowman to call for spring to arrive.
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