Calendar of evens: Unwind, enjoy nature on Metroparks’ Decompression Drives

Press Staff Writer

        Metroparks Toledo invites area residents to unwind, take a breath, and enjoy socially distanced nature discovery with new Decompression Drives.
        Three driving routes lead on a drive to discover the nature and history preserved in the Metroparks. Each route includes a description of the many sights you will pass along your path.
        Explore Pearson to Howard Marsh, Oak Openings to Secor, or Side Cut to Providence or Blue Creek to Providence.
        Visit for details.
Ongoing events
Saturdays & Sundays through November: Toledo Farmers’ Market, 525 Market St. Saturdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Through Dec. 6: “Expanded Views II: Native American Art in Focus,” Toledo Museum of Art. Highlights of the installation include a rotating selection of Navajo textile masterworks, on special loan from the Crane Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Through Jan. 3, 2021: “Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water,” Toledo Museum of Art. Visitors will be allowed to take part in this unique installation that utilizes lights and mirrors to transport them to a space that seems endlessly expansive.
Through Jan. 17, 2021: PICTURE ID: Contemporary African American Works on Paper,” Toledo Museum of Art. The works of art featured were created in response to artistic developments and cultural debates prevalent throughout the late 1980s and 1990s in the United States.  Invoking the rise of multicultural activism, concerns surrounding the AIDS crisis, conservative social and economic policies, rapid gentrification, and increasing urban crime during this time, each artist utilizes a mixture of text and image to tackle cultural stereotypes and to challenge oppressive racial characterizations.
Through Feb. 28, 2021: Special exhibit “The Press & The Presidency,” Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. It is not just a modern occurrence that the press has played a role in American politics. Since George Washington, presidents have had to respond to negative press and use some media to their advantage. This exhibit will investigate how the press and presidency have coexisted throughout American history. Exhibit is included with regular admission. Members are admitted free. 419-332-2081,
Nov. 4: Presidential History Book Club, presented by Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 11 p.m. To join virtually, visit The access code is 721-742-869. The club will discuss “An Unfinished Life" by Robert Dalleck. Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Benjamin Greene, associate professor of history at Bowling Green State University.
Nov. 5: Holiday Cocktail Tasting, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 6:30-8 p.m. Join Jennifer Schuerman for a beverage tasting along with creative foods. $36.05, includes a before-workshop walk through the gardens. 419-862-3182,
Nov. 9-mid February, 2021: Online program, “Port of Toledo: Then and Now,” National Museum of the Great Lakes. Part three of this exhibit opens virtually exploring the Port of Toledo as we know it “now.” To see the exhibit or learn more about it visit
Nov. 11: Veterans Day at National Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo. Free admission offered for retired and active military with ID or proof of veteran status.
Nov. 11: Veterans Day at Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. The Hayes Home and museum are open noon to 5 pm. The library is closed. Veterans receive free admission with proper ID. 419-332-2081,
Nov. 14: Painting with Carol – “The Swan,” Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Local artist and teacher Carol Hoffman will demonstrate and teach participants the basic skills required to create the painting, “The Swan” in water-mixable oils. $36.05 includes all materials. Bring an apron or smock to wear. 419-862-3182,
Nov. 14-15: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission.419-332-5604,
Nov. 20-22: Winesburg Christmas Weekend, Clyde. Follow Winesburg Christmas Weekend on Facebook for info.
Nov. 27: Downtown Fremont Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, 7 p.m.
Nov. 27-28: Santa’s House, corner of Croghan and Front St., downtown Fremont. Friday 5-7 p.m.; Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Visits with Santa continue Fridays and Saturdays until Christmas. Free.
Nov. 28-29: Christmas in the Village, downtown Pemberville.
Nov. 28: Opening of Hayes Train Special, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. The operating model train display runs through an intricate Victorian holiday scene. Interactive buttons allow visitors to control aspects of the trains’ movements along the winding, multi-tiered, 12x24-foot layout. Access to the Hayes Train Special is included with regular admission. Members are admitted for free. The exhibit is open through Saturday, Jan. 3, 2021.
        Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please verity that events are still ongoing. For more events, be sure to visit,, or Submit event information to


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