Calendar: String Band to perform at Hayes Verandah Concert Sept. 15

Press Staff Writer

        The last Verandah Concert of the season, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, set for Wednesday, Sept. 15, will feature the Cottonwood Jam String Band, who will play on the verandah of the historic Hayes Home from 7-8 p.m. This concert was rescheduled from earlier in the summer due to rain.
        Bringing together musicians from the greater Toledo area, the band plays a blend of traditional old-time Appalachian, folk and dance music.
        Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating on the expansive lawn. Admission is free.
        The evening begins with an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. Donations are accepted for the ice cream.
        Those who are not vaccinated for COVID-19 are asked to wear a face covering when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
        Verandah Concerts are sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union with additional funding by ProMedica Memorial Hospital.
        In the event of inclement weather, the concert may be canceled. For updates, visit or call 800-998-7737. Updates also will be posted on the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ social media pages. Like HPLM on Facebook at @rbhayespres and follow on Twitter and Instagram at @rbhayespres.
        Although Hayes Presidential is closed on Wednesdays, concert attendees will be able to access the museum bathrooms.
 Ongoing events
        Through Sept. 5: “Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art,” Toledo Museum of Art. The first museum exhibition to broadly examine the relationship between American artists and the supernatural.
        Through Oct. 31: Ohio: An Unnatural History,” Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. The exhibit profiles legendary creatures and spooky tales from across Ohio and looks at the role of folklore in our culture. Included with regular admission. Members admitted free.
        Through March 27, 2022: Chameleon Effects: Glass (Un)Defined, Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibit brings together historical and contemporary works from the museum’s collection to explore the spectrum of technical and formal possibilities of glass.
        Through June 19, 2022: “Out of the Dark: A Historic Journey,” Toledo Museum of Art. A digital exhibition in recognition of Juneteenth, an observance acknowledging the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.
        Thursdays through Sept. 9: Jazz in the Garden, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Featuring some of the best regional artists, food trucks and nature.
        Thursdays through Sept. 16: Lunch at Levis, Levis Square Park, 435 N. St. Clair St., Toledo, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Live entertainment, food vendors, and other activities.
        First Wednesday of the Month through October: Oregon Rollin’ Food & Farm Market, Dustin Road between Isaac Streets and Harbor drives, 5-8 p.m. Vendors, food trucks and more.
        First Friday of the Month through October: City of Northwood Food Truck & Farmer’s Market Fridays, 4-7 p.m. at Central Park (behind the Municipal Building).
        Saturday and Sunday through November, Toledo Farmers Market, outdoors, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, 525 Market St., Toledo.
        Wednesdays September-October: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. Seniors ages 60 and better enjoy free admission, free parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail, free small coffee & mini muffin at Northern Ice concession stand (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), a 15% discount on merchandise in the gift shop, a 10% discount on memberships and $1 off individual or family baskets at the Giraffe Feed deck. Visit for more info and special event listings.
        Weekends Sept. 17-Oct. 31 (select days, see website): HalloWeekends, Cedar Point, Sandusky. Family-friendly delights and evening frights are back this fall with expanded operating days and hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
        Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 25-Oct. 31: Fall Family Fun Weekends, Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A variety of events for the whole family. For a schedule, admission and more, visit
        Sundays, Sept. 26-Oct. 31, Haunted Brew Tours, Maumee Bay Brewing, 27 Broadway St., Toledo, 3 and 5 p.m. Local medium Sirena LaPoint will offer insight on the past history and current paranormal activity of the oldest still in-use building in Toledo. 419-243-1302,
Aug. 31-Sept. 6: Solheim Cup, Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr St., Toledo. This biennial, trans-Atlantic match-play competition features the best U.S. players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the best European members of the Ladies European Tour (LET).
Sept. 2: Pemberville Cruise In Night Car Show, downtown Pemberville, 5-8 p.m. Cars, music, food and more. 419-287-3274.
Through Sept. 5: Cedar Point Nights, Cedar Point. Dance the night away on the beach, lounge around the fire pits, play larger-than-life games and more.
Sept. 3-5: Perch, Peach, Pierogi & Polka Festival, Port Clinton Knights of Columbus, 109 E. Perry St. Food, music, dancing.
Sept. 3-6: S.C.R.A.P. (Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power) Labor Day Show, White Star Park, Gibsonburg. Displays of antique tractors, engines, cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm equipment, plus tractor pulls, a tractor square dance and parades. There will also be demonstrations, live entertainment, food, a flea market and more. A Consignment Auction will be held Labor Day at 9:37 a.m. $5 per person; kids admitted free. Veterans and seniors $4 on Sept. 3.
Sept. 3-6: Milan Melon Festival, on the Village Square, Milan. Free. Rides, games, contests, antique car show, live music, Grand parade and muskmelon ice cream and watermelon sherbet. 419-681-1727.
Sept. 5: Taco Wars, Toledo Farmers Market, 525 Market St., 3-9 p.m. Local food trucks will compete for the People’s Choice Award for the best taco.
Sept. 8-11: Homeschool Appreciation Days, Sauder Village, Archbold. Costumed guides and working craftsmen help bring history to life for students of all ages.
Sept. 9: Toledo Pride at the Drive-in, Sundance Kid Drive-in, 1500 Navarre Ave., Oregon, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 10: Fremont Federal Credit Union Car Show, 105 S. Front St., downtown Fremont. 5-8 p.m.
Sept. 10-11: Taste of Greece Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 N. Superior St., Toledo, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sept. 10-12: Black Swamp Arts Festival, downtown Bowling Green. Celebrating 28 years of arts, community and entertainment with artists’ booths, music, food, and more.
Sept. 10-12: Pioneer Days at Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue. Reenactors, demonstrations, music, pioneer games and more.
Sept. 11: Gibsonburg Public Safety Service Memorial Service, Williams Park, noon. An observance to remember 9/11 at the Public Safety Service Memorial that was constructed with the antenna of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, which fell 20 years ago in America’s worst terrorist attack. Free.
Sept 11: Day of Honor, Toledo Zoo. Free admission for all police, firefighters, EMTs and military personnel when they show their professional ID or badge. The zoo is also offering free admission to all hospital workers when they show their hospital ID or badge.
Sept. 11: 24th Annual Grub `n Suds, Depot Park (353 Ottawa St.), Elmore, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sponsored by the Elmore Historical Society and A.B.A.T.E. Motorcycle-related vendors, 2022 motorcycle preview, live bands, food, bike judging, poker run, food trucks and more. Entertainment includes Jeremy Rober, noon-3 p.m. and Bobby May & The Dry Bones Revival, 4-7 p.m.
Sept. 11: Second Saturdays R 4 Kids, Around the World with Col. Webb Hayes, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums Fremont, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (drop-in). Monthly program for kids featuring a craft or activity inspired by the travels of Col. Webb Hayes – son of President Rutherford and Lucy Hayes. This month, U.S. National Parks will be the featured stops on Webb’s travels. Free admission. 419-332-2081,
Sept. 11: Beer & Bacon Festival, Hungarian Club of Toledo, 224 Paine Ave. 4-9 p.m. Pairing the best craft beers with bacon. $30 includes 10 beer samples. VIP tickets available for $45. Other food available for purchase.
Sept. 11: Toledo Night Market, Toledo Farmers’ Market, 525 Market St. Open-air market is a fun evening of lights, food, shopping, drinks and live music.
Sept. 11: Fremont Speedway, (AFCS 410 and 305 Championship Night & Dirt Trucks), 901 Rawson St., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; races start at 7 p.m.
Sept. 11-12: 17th Toledo Lighthouse Festival, Maumee Bay State Park, Oregon. Boat rides, arts and crafts, entertainment, kids’ activities, food and more.
Sept. 12: Grandparents Day, Toledo Zoo.
Sept. 12: Spiegel Grove Squires Vintage Base Ball Game, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 1 p.m.
Sept. 12: Monarchs & More Family Fun Day, Sauder Village, Archbold. A day of fun, nature-themed demonstrations and activities.
Sept. 14-19: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, Toledo,
Sept. 15: Verandah Concert featuring Cottonwood Jam String Band, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 6:30-8 p.m. (Rescheduled from July.) Old-fashioned ice cream social precedes the concert. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy.
Sept. 16-18: Momentum Art & Music Festival, Promenade Park, Toledo. A celebration of the area’s vibrant community through arts and culture.
Sept. 18: Kids’ Fishing Derby, Stoner Pond (on Curtice Road), in front of Menards, Northwood, 9 a.m. Free event for ages 3-13. 8 a.m. check in/registration.
Sept. 18: Relay for Life of Sandusky County, Connor Park, 2300 Morrison Rd., Fremont. Event honors cancer survivors and remembers those who have been lost to cancer. Family-friendly activities, food, garage and vendor sale, crafts and more.
Sept. 18: Fremont Pigeon Club Show & Shop, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 419-483-3484.
Sept. 18: Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market & PARKing Event, downtown Fremont, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Vendors, entertainment treats and more.
Sept. 18: Cruisin’ State Street Car Show, downtown Fremont, 4-8 p.m. Cruise from the Baumann Auto Group W. State Street lot to Rural King E. State Street.
Sept. 18: Fiber Arts Fest, Sauder Village, Archbold. Artisans from throughout the area will gather to demonstrate and share their love of fiber arts.
Sept. 18: Fremont Speedway (FAST 410s, BOSS non-wing and Dirt Trucks), Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; races start at 7 p.m.
Sept. 18-19: “Coming Up for Air,” Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St. Toledo, Toledo Ballet raises the curtain on a mesmerizing new production.
Sept. 22: Sandusky County Historic Jail & Dungeon Tours, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 5:30-7:30 p.m. One-hour guided tour includes the 1892 Sandusky County Jail, the 1840s Dungeon located under the Sandusky County Courthouse and the Gallows Exhibition Hall featuring the gallows used for the last hanging in Sandusky County. $5. Tickets available at the door or online at
Sept. 22-25: Apple Week, Sauder Village, Archbold. Celebrate the fall season with a week dedicated to apples.
Sept. 24: Dungeon Descent: An Adventure into the Paranormal, Sandusky County Historic Jail & Dungeon, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 8-11:30 a.m. $25. Pre-register by calling 419-332-4470 or get tickets at
Sept. 24: Country Music Brett Eldredge, brings his Good Day Tour with special guest Morgan Evans to the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater.
Sept. 24-26: 38th Annual Luckey Fall Festival, between Krotzer Avenue (SR 582) and Gilbert Road on Adams Street. An old-fashioned fall festival weekend with displays, an antique tractor pull, live music, food, kids’ activities, bingo, a kiddie tractor pull and more.
Sept. 24-26: Rally by the Rails, Loop Park, village of Walbridge. Beer tent, casino tent, entertainment, games, food and more.
Sept. 24-26, Oct. 1-3: Mamma Mia! presented by Fremont Community Theatre, Dickinson St. Directed by Randy J. Brown. 419-332-0695,
Sept. 25: Kids Days @ Hayes, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 10-11:30 a.m. Program includes activities based on the book, “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” which is about escaped slaves following the Underground Railroad to freedom. Geared toward kids in grades 4-6; everyone welcome. RSVP to Joan Eardly at or online at
Sept. 25: Roche de Boeuf Parade, Car Show & Festival, downtown Waterville, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sept. 25: Fremont Speedway (410s, 305s, Dirt Trucks and Steel Block Late Model Series), 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont, 4-11 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m.; races start at 7 p.m.
Sept. 25-26: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free.
Sept. 25-Oct. 3: American Presidents Film & Literary Festival, Fremont, home of America’s first presidential Library. The festival focuses on the American Presidency through the themes of people, places, politics and power. For events and locations, visit
Sept. 26: Cars for Critters, Car Show to benefit Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 1400 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. Featuring cars and family-friendly events.
Sept. 26: 2021 Komen Toledo Race for the Cure, downtown Toledo. Sponsor expo, Kids Zone and Hope Village open at 7 a.m. Opening ceremony at 9 a.m. 5K run and walk at 9:30 a.m.; Family Fun Walk immediately following.
Sept. 28: Pemberville Garden Party, downtown Pemberville, 5-8 p.m. Local vendors showcasing all things edible and garden.
Sept. 29: Presidential History Book Club, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. Noon. Free. This month, the club is reading “One Man Against the World,” by Tim Weiner. 419-332-2081,
Oct. 2: Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Crop Circle Event, downtown Fremont (South Front Street), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Farmers and vendors selling produce and unique items, entertainment and more.
Oct. 2: Fremont Speedway, (Championship night with 401s, 305s and Dirt Trucks), 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; races start at 7 p.m.
        In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please visit event websites and social media for updates on safety procedures and scheduling. For more events, visit,, or Submit event information to for inclusion in calendar of event listings.


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