Of interest in the Toledo area

Want to feel what it’s like to potentially help save up to three lives? The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all types to roll up a sleeve and give now. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org/ to make a donation appointment today and help save lives.

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The annual ADA Awareness Day will be July 28 at the Toledo Zoo to celebrate the anniversary of the 1990 passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is an opportunity to enjoy a day at the Zoo while perusing the booths of nearly 100 disability related service and support providers. The event runs from 10:00 to 3:00.

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Tickets are still available for Rock N Roar, the summer’s wildest dance party at the Toledo Zoo on Friday, Aug. 1, from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets must be purchased in advance by visiting toledozoo.org/roar or by calling 419.385.5721, ext. 2091. You must be 21 or over to attend; your ID will be checked at the door. Tickets are $20 for Zoo members and $25 for non-members. Reserved tables start at $300.

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The Lathrop House, which secretly housed fleeing slaves using the Underground Railroad, will open with a public dedication Saturday, August 2 at 1 p.m. in Harroun Community Park, 5500 Main Street, Sylvania. The event will mark the grand opening of the basement and museum, as well as the dedication of a Friends of Freedom Society Ohio Underground Railroad marker.

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Perrysburg Musical Theatre’s 2014 summer production of “The Music Man” will hit the stage July 31 through August 3. Under the direction of Clark Ausloos and musical direction of Pamela Williams-Rumer, performances will be held at Perrysburg High School, 13385 Roachton Rd., Perrysburg. Thursday through Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children, students, and seniors.  More information, including ticket sales, can be found at www.perrysburgmusicaltheatre.org

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This year the Susan’s Smiles of Happiness fundraiser celebrates its 5th anniversary! Eat at PizzaPapalis on Sunday, July 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. Ten percent of all dine-in and carryout food purchases goes towards needed dental care for approximately 110 individuals who live at Sunshine Communities (historically Sunshine Children’s Home).  Read the flyer.

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The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Reading Club (SRC) theme: Fizz Boom READ! This year’s SRC runs through August 9  with prizes and offerings. Children may register at any neighborhood branch location or online at src.toledolibrary.org

On Saturday, August 2, more than 500 people will be lacing up their tennis shoes and slipping on their high heels to participate in the Women’s Distance Festival at Fallen Timbers. This fun-filled day features a 5k Run, Mile Walk, the 100 Meters Heels Race (yes running while wearing your favorite pumps), a Heel Decorating Contest, and fantastic prizes.  The proceeds of the festival will support the Women’s Entrepreneurial Network (WEN) Girls on the Run, and Toledo Roadrunners Club. Registration begins at 8am, followed by the 5k Run, Mile Walk, and the 100 Meter Heels Race. For more information about the event visit https://www.wen-usa.com/upcoming-event/

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The 2014 ozone season has started. During the months of May through September, ozone forecasts will be made predicting one of four levels of air quality conditions: Good, Satisfactory, Precautionary Measures should be taken by Sensitive Groups, and Caution. Forecasted air quality levels will be made available a minimum of twice each week; more frequent updates may occur during periods of unusual weather conditions.

Please send an email to ENV.INFORMATION@toledo.oh.gov if you would like to be included on the ozone forecast email list.

Ground level ozone is a lung irritant and can be especially dangerous to those with respiratory conditions, children, the elderly, and those who do a lot of outdoor exercise. To help reduce pollution levels

  • Carpool, use public transportation, bike or walk whenever possible
  • Refuel vehicles after dark
  • Conserve energy—at home, at work, everywhere
  • Use environmentally safe paints and cleaning products whenever possible

For more information – Visit TMACOG On the Web

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