Museum offering free admission to union members on Labor Day

        Despite financial hardships due to COVID-19, the National Museum of the Great Lakes will continue its annual tradition to open doors free on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7) to all union members and union retirees.
        “The museum recognizes the importance of honoring the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States,” says the museum’s executive director, Chris Gillcrist.
        Tickets can be reserved in advance online at by selecting the “Member” ticket option, however reservations are not required. Proof of union membership will be requested upon arrival.
        Additional admission rates are $16 (museum and boats) and $10 (museum only) for adults 18 and older and $14 (museum and boats) and $8 (museum only) for youths ages 6-17.
        Admission is free for children 5 and under and museum members.
        The National Museum of the Great Lakes is located at 1701 Front St., Toledo. Call 419-214-5000 or visit for more details.
Lakeside Chautauqua Oktoberfest Sept. 5
        On Saturday, Sept. 5, celebrate Oktoberfest in Lakeside as mugs of (root) beer are hoisted, a Bavarian feast is devoured, lively polka music is played, and a dazzling fireworks show completes the day.
        To kick-off the celebration, The Chardon Polka Band will bring their extensive catalog of traditional polkas from 4-7 p.m. at the Steele Memorial Bandstand.
        Ward Catering will offer a menu of Bavarian favorites, including bratwurst, pork and sauerkraut, perogies, soft pretzels, German potato salad, corn dogs, root beer floats and more from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the Hotel Lakeside lawn. À la carte items are $2-5 or order a $12 platter. All major credit cards will be accepted.
        Wrap up a fun day with fireworks along the waterfront at 9 p.m. Attendees are asked to practice safe social distancing by spreading out along the entire lakefront and wearing masks. In the case of inclement weather, the fireworks will move to Sunday, Sept. 6.
        A daily or season Chautauqua pass is required to enter Lakeside during the gated Chautauqua season from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. A Daily Chautauqua Pass is $17 for adults and $10 for youths (ages 13-24) per day. Children ages 12 and younger and guests over the age of 90 are free.
        To park on the grounds, a daily auto pass is required. Limited parking is available within the gates for $13/day or the South Gate Parking Lot for $7/day (complimentary shuttle service available). Purchase Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes in advance at or upon entering the gates of Lakeside.
        Lakeside Chautauqua is a family destination that has pioneered the act of nurturing mind, body and spirit since 1873. As one of the most popular Chautauqua communities in the U.S., Lakeside offers a variety of spiritual, educational, cultural arts and recreational opportunities.
        For more information on vacationing or living the Lakeside Chautauqua experience, visit or call 419-798-4461.
Comedian Nate Bargatze One-night Drive-in Tour
        Comedian Nate Bargatze’s One Night Only drive-in tour is coming to the Sundance Kid Drive-in in Oregon on Thursday, Oct. 1.
        For more information and tickets, visit
        Hailing from Old Hickory, Tennessee, Bargatze sells out shows across the world. His comedy is both clean and relatable, which is evident in his six appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon following four appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. In March 2019, his first solo, one-hour Netflix special, “The Tennessee Kid” premiered globally with rave reviews.
        In July 2020, the comedian teamed up with All Things Comedy to release his new podcast, “Nateland,” which tackles the meaningless issues that we face day to day to give listeners a much-needed mental break from fighting the good fight. New episodes release Wednesdays, with video available on Bargatze’s YouTube channel.
Family Movie Nights
        Grab a blanket and come watch a movie on the biggest screen in town.
        Fifth Third Field’s family movie night kicks off on Labor Day Weekend with the blockbuster hits, “Jurassic Park” playing on Saturday, Sept. 5 and “Trolls” on Sunday, Sept. 6. Gates open at 7 p.m. with the featured film beginning at 8 p.m. 
        Movie-goers can watch their movie in a safe and controlled environment. The outfield at Fifth Third Field will be divided into 90 individual square pods that can accommodate up to eight guests. Each pod will have at least a six-foot safe path surrounding all sides.
        Movie tickets are $15 per person, which includes the movie, a hot dog, popcorn and soda or bottled water.
        All pods are general admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis, with placement assigned at time of purchase. Children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket.
        For tickets, visit
Fall weekend jobs at Cedar Point
        Cedar Point is now hiring enthusiastic fans of the fall season for its upcoming “Tricks and Treats Fall Fest,” taking place Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 12 through Nov. 1.
        Tricks and Treats Fall Fest is a new event with activities, entertainment, games and rides for the entire family.
        Positions are available in food and beverage, ride operations, event attractions, hotel operations, merchandise, games, park services, security, safety, and more.
        Associate benefits include free housing (for ages 18 and older living more than 30 miles from the park), free meals on Saturdays, gas cards up to $50 for associate carpool drivers, free access to the park during time off, in-park discounts, free tickets for family and friends, special associate-only events and more.
        Fall positions start at $9 per hour with a special $2 per hour premium pay incentive. In addition, a $1 per hour bonus will be applied at the end of the associate’s employment agreement, bringing the total added wage increase to $3 per hour worked during Tricks and Treats Fall Fest.
        Potential candidates can review details on available jobs, apply online and learn more about COVID-19 safety protocols for associates at or by texting “FUN” to 97211. Interviews and job offers will be conducted virtually and all positions are located at Cedar Point in Sandusky.
        Cedar Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Midwest to Mexico: Sponsor a Monarch
        Each year, tens of thousands of monarch butterflies make their annual voyage from northern breeding grounds in the Midwest to over-wintering sites high in the forests of Michoacán, Mexico.
        As a part of Toledo Zoo’s ongoing conservation work, last year the Zoo reared more than 900 monarch butterflies for release on the yearly migration, for an approximate total of 4,000 since the program began. This year's monarchs are beginning to emerge and will soon be ready for release.
        Before fluttering bye bye, each butterfly receives a unique and painless tag to identify individuals and allow the Zoo to receive data if the animal is spotted on the 3,000+ mile journey. To date, more than 40 tags have been recovered and documented from the Zoo’s releases.
        Be a part of this epic journey by sponsoring a monarch, beginning at $10, by visiting by Sept. 30. If your butterfly is spotted on its journey, the Zoo will contact you.


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