Tony Award-winning “Dear Evan Hansen” at Stranahan Theater

Tammy Walro

        The American Theatre Guild will present the North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, “Dear Evan Hansen” for eight performances June 13-18 at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo.
        Tickets are available at,, by calling 419-381-8851, or in person at the Stranahan Theater box office, 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard. Group ticket savings for 10+ are available by contacting
        “Dear Evan Hansen” is a deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. It tells the story of a letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.
        Staging the Future
        A program created by The American Theatre Guild to foster passion, inspire creativity and empower community members, Staging the Future enables students and underserved community members the ability to experience live theatre and provides access to education opportunities. The program is funded by The American Theatre Guild season members and donors. For more information, visit
Mondays through Oct. 16: Monday Night Cruise-ins, Applebee’s, 3007 Curtice Rd., Northwood, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Select Wednesdays, through September: Oregon Rollin’ Food & Farm Market, 5401 Starr Ext. soccer fields. Farmers market, food trucks, vendors and more, from 5-8 p.m. Markets will be held on the first and third Wednesdays with the exception of July (no market the first week). The final market will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, in collaboration with Oregon Rec Honey Festival, 2-5 p.m.
Wednesdays June 7-Sept. 27: Summer Music Series, Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg.  11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Concerts are also presented every other Saturday through June 10-Sept. 30 from 5-7 p.m.
Second Friday of the Month through August: Northwood Nights, Central Park, 6000 Wales Rd., Northwood (behind the municipal building), 5-8 p.m. Food trucks, vendors, crafts, seasonal food/produce, live entertainment, beverage tent and more.
Saturdays: Market Street Art Collaboration, Art on Market Shoppes, 201 S. Erie St., Toledo. A new free addition to the downtown warehouse district tradition of market place shopping. Local artists, musicians and a variety of food trucks will line Market Street west of the farmers market near the Erie Street corner.
Sundays in June-July 16: Mayor’s Concerts in the Park, Birchard Park, Fremont, 7 p.m. Free. A different act each week. In case of rain, concerts will be canceled before 4 p.m. – look on City of Fremont social media for details.
June 1-3: Genoa Homecoming, downtown Genoa. Residents, former residents and visitors are invited to enjoy the celebration themed, “There’s No Place Like Home” – based on favorite characters from “The Wizard of Oz.” See Dorothies, Wicked Witches, Munchkins, Flying Monkeys and more up and down Main St. Entertainment, amusement rides, carnival games, food vendors, car show, Grand Parade, 5K and much more
June 2-3: Annual Village-Wide Garage Sales, downtown Oak Harbor. 419-898-0479,
June 2-4: 50th Historic Old West End Festival, Toledo’s Historic Old West End, (Robinwood/Bancroft/Collingwood/Monroe). King Wamba Parade, art fair, marketplace, yard sales, entertainment, food vendors and more.
June 3: Gibsonburg Fishing Derby, Williams Park, 9:30 a.m. in the shelter house. Prizes awarded. Free for youths and adults.
June 3: Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame Night – AFCS 410’s & 305 Sprints, Trucks, 901 Rawson Ave. Gates open at 4 p.m.; races start at 7 p.m. (subject to change).
June 4: Annual British Return to Fort Meigs, Fort Meigs Memorial, Perrysburg, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by the Lake Erie British Car Club. Spectators will see MGs, Triumphs, Jaguars, Austin Healeys, Lotuses, and other British marques dating from the mid-20th century to the present.
June 4: Barenaked Ladies in Concert, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, 7 p.m.
June 5: Birding in Ohio, presented by Ida Rupp Library, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, 13229 SR 2, Oak Harbor, 10-11 a.m. Erie MetroParks will bring their Nature On Wheels trailer. No registration required.
June 6-10: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Buffalo Bisons, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo,
June 7: Jackson Browne in Concert, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 8 p.m.
June 8: Umbrella Painting with Carol Hoffman, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 5-8 p.m. Learn the basics to paint a classic beach scene on canvas. All skill levels welcome. $50.
June 8: Make & Take Thank-You Cards, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 6-8 p.m. Join Megan with 419 Floral Design to make three cards. $35 fee. Participants are welcome to arrive early and enjoy the gardens at no additional
June 8-10: 40th Whitehouse Cherry Fest, downtown Whitehouse. Free parking and admission.
June 9-11: Glass City Metropark Grand Opening Weekend, 983 Front St., Toledo. Celebrate opening weekend with a free concert Friday evening, a roller skating party Saturday and an outdoor expo Sunday.
June 10: Yoga in the Grove, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, 9 a.m. Presented by Yoga Haven studio in Fremont. $12 for adults, $7 for studio students. Designed for all levels. Tickets available at
June 10: Patriotic Wreath Make & Take, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $45, all materials included.
June 10: Spiegel Grove Tree Tour, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Tour departs at 10 a.m. Walk the arboretum and learn about the different trees. Tickets for nonmembers are $10 for adults, $7 for ages 6-18 and free for ages 5 and younger. HPLM members admitted free.
June 10: Spiegel Grove Squires Base Ball, Hayes Presidential Center, 1 p.m. The vintage base ball team will take on Pluggy’s Town BBC on the lawn behind the Hayes Home. Free admission.
June 10: Fremont Speedway (ALL STAR Speedweek, Trucks), 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; races start at 7 p.m. (subject to change).
June 10: Captain Scupper’s Kids Club, National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front St., Toledo, 10:30 a.m. Maritime music and movement class presented by Sing into Reading. This fun activity for grown-ups and little maritime enthusiasts (ages 0-6) is designed to give kids the chance to build a love of reading through music incorporating a “Great Lakes twist.”, 419-214-5000.
June 10: Tractors, Tractors, Tractors, Sauder Village, Archbold. Get an up-close look at the machines that make farming possible. Historic tractors from the 1920s to the 1960s will be on display.
June 10-11: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun.
June 11: Kidsapalooza, Toledo Zoo. Celebrate National Children’s Day with character meet-and-greets, strolling and pop-up magic shows, animal feeds, keeper talks and other activities. New this year, as part of the Conda Family Zoo For All program, there will be a quiet hour from 9-10 a.m. Visitors can enjoy the Zoo without added background noise and music (open to members, as well as non-members).
June 11: Cops & Rodders Car & Bike Show, Toledo Police Museum 2210 Kenwood Blvd., Toledo, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration open until noon. $10 vehicle entry free. Free coffee and donuts and dash plaques while supplies last. Music by Cruisin Zeake, food trucks and more. Visit the event Facebook page for info.
June 13-15: “Dear Evan Hansen,” on Stage, Stranahan Theater, Toledo.
June 14: Sandusky County Historic Jail & Dungeon Historical Tours, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 5:30 p.m. One-hour guided tours include the 1892 Sandusky County Jail, the 1840s dungeon located underneath the courthouse and the Gallows Exhibition Hall. $5. Flashlight tours (not recommended for children) are also offered beginning at 6:30 p.m. for $10 admission. Tickets are available at the door or online at
June 14: Trees Named in Honor Tree Tour, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, 5:30 p.m. Learn the stories of the people who visited Spiegel Grove who had trees named in their honor. $10 for adults, $7 for ages 6-18 and free for 5 and younger. HPLM members admitted free. Afterward, stay for the Verandah Concert.
June 14: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums at Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 6:30-8 p.m. Featuring the Fostoria Community Band. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m., followed by the performance at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn.
June 14-18: Holland Strawberry Festival, Community Homecoming Park, Holland. Food, rides, games, pageants, contests, entertainment, a parade and more.
June 15: Art Loop, downtown Toledo Warehouse District, 5-8:30 p.m. An evening of family fun, local art, behind-the-scenes studio visits, live music and entertainment. Walk, cycle, drive, or dance your way through The Loop, or hop aboard a bus, made possible through a partnership with TARTA.
June 15: Evening Guided Tour with the Groundskeeper, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 6-8 p.m. $15 per person. Attendees are welcome to arrive early and grab a beverage and/or snack prior to the tour.
June 17: Hard Hat Tours, National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front St., Toledo. Explore spaces typically off-limits to museum visitors in this small group, behind-the-scenes tours offered at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m. $50 for members; $65 for nonmembers., 419-214-5000.
June 17: Downtown Fremont Farmers Market & Car Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Free.
June 17: Cardinal Painting with Rebecca Booth, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $50, includes all materials and admission to the gardens before or after the workshop. Open to ages 13 and older.
June 17: Beer & Bacon Festival, Hungarian Club of Toledo, 224 Paine Ave., Toledo, 3-7 p.m. Open to ages 21 and older. Tickets are $35, which includes 10 beer samples. VIP tickets are also available.
June 17: Fremont Speedway (USAC D2 Midgets, Steel Block Late Models Series, Trucks), 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; races start at 7 p.m. (subject to change).
June 17: Hotel California – Original Tribute to The Eagles, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
June 17-18: Brigade Napoleon, Fort Meigs, Perrysburg. Behold the conflict that engulfed the rest of the world during the War of 1812 at the fort’s newest living history event.
June 18: Father’s Day Celebration, Toledo Zoo. Free admission for fathers who visit with kids. A barbecue will be offered from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 419-385-4040,
June 18-24: Passport to the Taste of Italy Restaurant Week, participating locations, Toledo. A celebration of local restaurants in the lead up to Italian Bowl XLII. Participating restaurants are encouraged to put together a signature drink, entree and dessert.
June 20: Chicago in Concert, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m.
June 21-24: Gibsonburg Homecoming Festival, Williams Park Playground & Quarry. Hosted by the Gibsonburg Volunteer Fire Department, the festival will include food, rides, music and more. Fireworks cap off the event at dusk on June 24.
June 20-24: Toledo Mud Hens vs. St.  Paul Saints, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo.
June 22: Healing Sound & Meditation with Rebecca Black, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Black will share therapeutic sounds and vibrations using both health crystal bowls and Solfeggio tuning forks. $30.90. Bring a mat, blanket, pillow or any props needed to be comfortable.
June 22-24: Village-Wide Garage Sales, Elmore.
June 23-25: Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo Botanical Garden, Toledo. Featuring artisans, live entertainment, a selection of edibles, children’s activities and more.
June 24: Woodville Farmers Market, Trail Marker Park, South Cherry Street. 9 a.m.-noon. Interested vendors may email
June 24: ProMedica Live Movie Night – “Raya and the Last Dragon,” Promenade Park, 400 Water St., 6 p.m. Come early to the lawn before the movie for Imagination Station activities, an inflatable dragon slide and airbrush tattoos. DJ Frankie Jaye and Friends will be spinning tunes. Treats and snacks will be available.
June 24: GroveFest, Nature at the Grove, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums at Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy hands-on activities, crafts, demonstrations and more.
June 24: Paint to End Alzheimer's, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore, 2-5 p.m. Tickets include use of all supplies needed to create a 16 x 20 gallery-wrapped canvas. Open to ages 16+. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Limited tickets available. Email Shelby Crowell at
June 24: Fremont Speedway (AFCS 410’s & 305 Sprints, Trucks), 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; races start at 7 p.m. (subject to change).
June 25: Cruise-in Car Show, downtown Genoa, 5-8 p.m. Music by DJ Cruisin Zeake, cash prizes and gas cards. 50/50 raffle benefits local charities.
June 25: Back Road Madhouse Reptile Expo (BRM), Terra State Community College Building C, 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $5; kids 12 and under free.
June 25: Spiegel Grove Squires Celebrity Vintage Base Ball Game, Celebrity All Star game, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums at Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 1 p.m.
June 25: 43rd Annual Portage River Festival, Elmore Historical Society Depot Grounds, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Flea market, arts and crafts, food, lawnmower pulling contest, car show and cruise-in, bicycle tour, live music, motorcycle dice run and more.
June 25: Mayor’s Cup, Central Catholic High School, 2550 Cherry St., Toledo, noon. Toledo Mayor Wade Kapsukiewicz is inviting NW Ohio and Michigan mayors to participate in a skills competition.
June 28: Presidential History Book Club, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, noon-1 p.m., in person and online. Free. All are invited to read and discuss books about the American presidency. This month’s book is “The Man Who Ran Washington,” by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser. Email, call 419‐332‐2081 or visit for info.
June 28: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums at Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 6:30-8 p.m. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. followed by a concert by Bridge County Bluegrass Band performing at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn.
June 29: Succulent Wreath Make-and-Take with Downtown Deco, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 6-8 p.m. $60, includes all materials.
June 29: Celebrity Golf Tournament, Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd., 8:30 a.m.
June 29-July 1: Woodville’s 81st 4th of July Celebration, Trail Marker Park, Woodville. Parade, 5K race, car show, amusements, and fireworks.
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