Party in the Park returns to downtown Toledo

The Party in the Park returns to downtown Toledo, hosted by Hensville.  Click here for the schedule and ticket information.

Mayor Invites Citizens to Town Hall Meetings

Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson invites citizens to attend Town Hall Meetings to hear about and offer input regarding the City’s plans and initiatives, and to bring other matters to the administration’s attention. Representatives from all city departments will be available at each meeting to hear suggestions and answer questions. Citizens may attend at any location.  All meetings will be held from 6 to 8 pm.

Tuesday, May 3 – Point Place Library, 2727 117th Street

Wednesday, May 11 – East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland

Monday, May 16 – Bowsher High School, 2200 Arlington Avenue

Tuesday, May 24 – Sanger Branch Library, 3030 West Central Avenue 

To request a specific topic be covered at a meeting, citizens may call 419-245-1001 or email the Mayor’s office at mayor@toledo.oh.gov.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. With the start of the warmer weather we will begin to see more and more motorcycles out on Lucas County roadways. It is time to remind motorcyclists to ride SMART: Sober, Motorcycle Endorsed, Alert, with the Right Gear and Trained and to remind ALL Drivers to “Look Out,” for the single headlight that tells them a motorcycle is near. Motorcycles are vehicles with the same rights and privileges as any other motor vehicle on the roadway and all roadway users need to share the road safely.

From 2014 through 2015, 88 motorcyclists in Lucas County have lost their lives in fatal crashes.

Be a foster parent

Are you someone who loves kids and wants to make a difference in a child’s life? If so, consider becoming a foster parent through Lucas County Children Services (LCCS).  LCCS needs all kinds of individuals to care for all kinds of children, but has a particular need right now for families able to care for groups of brothers and sisters, and for caregivers experienced in working with children with developmental and behavioral challenges. To learn more about becoming a foster parent, call LCCS foster care recruiter Celine Woods at 419-213-3336.

Find Your Getaway with the 2016 Ohio Travel Guide

The 2016 Ohio Travel Guide is now available for digital download or as a print magazine. The 2016 guide has been modernized to better reflect the new Ohio. Find It Here. brand and create a more engaging and inspiring resource for travelers.

The 2016 Ohio Travel Guide and Spring/Summer Ohio Calendar of Events are available in print, free of charge, by visiting Ohio.org or calling 1-800-BUCKEYE. The digital edition of the guide (including the calendar) is available for download from Ohio.org

Thunderbirds are coming!

The release of the United States Air Force Thunderbird’s 2016 schedule that includes an appearance at the Toledo Air Show. The event, a joint venture of the community and the 180th Fighter Wing, will take place at the Toledo Express Airport on July 16-17.  Click here for more information.

Holy Toledo LaughFest set for October

It's no joke, Toledo: get ready to laugh till your sides hurt during the first-ever Holy Toledo LaughFest. The month-long celebration of comedy includes acts at multiple venues across the Glass City. This community-wide festival will feature a diverse lineup of comedy heavyweights, stand-up geniuses, improvisational groups, local comedians and more!
>Participating venues include Stranahan Theater and Great Hall, Hensville, The Valentine Theatre, and Toledo Repertoire Theatre. The Holy Toledo LaughFest planning committee is made up of representatives from many local organizations and attractions and will be announcing more venues and shows in the coming months.

Here's the punch lineup card of the first acts to join the LaughFest:

  1. Chad Daniels • Friday, September 30 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at The Armory at Hensville
  2. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) • September 30, October 1, 6, 7, 8 at 8 p.m.; October 2 and 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre
  3. Al Jackson • Saturday, October 1 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at The Armory at Hensville
  4. Jackie Kashian • Friday, October 7 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Top of Nine at Hensville
  5. Jerry Seinfeld • Friday, October 7 at 7 p.m. at the Stranahan Theater
  6. Bobcat Goldthwait • Saturday, October 8 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Top of Nine at Hensville
  7. David Sedaris • Monday, October 10 at the Stranahan Theater
  8.  'A Night of Improv' at The Toledo Rep • Friday, October 14 at 8:00 p.m. at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre • Saturday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m. at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre
  9.  'Improv for Kids' Workshop • Saturday, October 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre

Check out the new Holy Toledo Laugh Fest website (www.holytoledolaughfest.com) for the full list of festival shows and ticket information.