2016 Toledo Area Humane Society’s Bark in the Park

Sunday,  May 22 Toledo Area Humane Society will be holding their annual Bark in the park event but with a new view – The event will be taking place at their new Maumee location! (827 Illinois Ave.)  Participants and their furry friends will gear up for a 1.5 mile walk around the new route. There will be new vendors and new activities this year as well and TAHS is hoping to have their biggest year yet! Bring your pups and come out to support and help raise funds for TAHS. For more information please visit www.toledohumane.org/bark-in-the-park

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Your Guide to Things To Do in Maumee, Ohio « Home Sweet Toledo | Danberry Realtors Blog

Maumee, Ohio is our community of the month for April! We chose this community because of its thriving downtown area, well-kept streets and park areas, proximity to the Maumee River, and wonderful residential options.

You might be lucky enough to call Maumee your home and you have a free Saturday to explore your hometown. Or maybe you’re simply stopping by for a day trip from your home in a nearby community. Either way, we wanted to give you a jampacked schedule of what you might do during the day to make the most out of your time in this charming community.

So follow this schedule strictly or simply glean a few ideas you might not have thought of. Either way, we hope this guide to Maumee is helpful and informative!

7 a.m. | Grab a cup of coffee at Georgette’s Fair Trade Grounds and Gifts

It’s only right that you start off your day right with a cup of coffee and a pastry from a local coffee shop. We recommend visiting Georgette’s Fair Trade Grounds & Gifts because the quality is superb and their business has an incredible mission.

Georgette’s is owned and operated by Sunshine, a local nonprofit in Maumee that offers an array of services and programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Georgette’s Fair Trade Grounds & Gifts

Photos courtesy of Georgette’s Fair Trade Grounds & Gifts

Not only does Georgette’s partner with Sunshine to provide opportunities and meaningful income for people with disabilities, they also sell products from local vendors and artisans from around the world in their gift shop.

Their coffee shop attached to the gift shop serves fair trade coffees, teas, espresso drinks, smoothies, baked goods and light lunches. So grab a cup of coffee and a scone off their menu and peruse the gift shop to get a one-of-a-kind fair trade item to commemorate your Maumee visit!

9 a.m. | Go fishing on the Maumee River

Before you set out on your fishing adventure, you might need to restock your supplies (bait, fishing line, hooks, etc.) at Maumee Tackle, a local fishing outfitters store packed with all the gear and information you will need while on the river.

Maumee River Walleye Run

Photo courtesy of Maumee River Walleye Run

Once you get your gear, you’re ready to experience the wonderful fishing that Maumee River has in store! If your visit lands in April, be aware of the packed rivers due to the annual Maumee River Walleye Run, which is one of the largest migrations of riverbound walleyes east of the Mississippi. Walleye come from the western end of Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair in Michigan, to spawn. And the result is pure excitement and camaraderie for the fishing world.

From the middle of March to the end of April, thousands of fishermen wade in the water all along the river. This is quite the sight to see! Check out this aerial view of last year’s walleye run…

12 p.m. | Grab a bite to eat and a local brew at Mancy’s Bluewater Grille

If you don’t catch anything during your fishing experience, or simply do a catch-and-release trip — don’t worry. You can still get exceptional seafood for lunch, which you may be particularly thrilled about since you’ve worked up quite the appetite.

Stop by Mancy’s Bluewater Grille for a delectable and top-of-the-line dining experience. Check out their lunch menu in advance, keeping in mind that their seafood arrives daily from the best fisheries in Boston and Hawaii. Their dedication to quality carries over to their drink menu, as they offer several local craft beers and some of the best American and national wines they could find.

Mancy’s Bluewater Grille

Photos courtesy of Mancy’s Bluewater Grille

2 p.m. | Learn about Maumee’s history at Wolcott House Museum Complex

One of the best ways to spend the afternoon is with a relaxing and informative trip to Wolcott House Museum Complex. We’re especially excited to include this on the itinerary because it has been closed for the season and just reopened on April 8!

The complex hosts six buildings, including two houses, a train depot, a log cabin, a farmhouse and a church. Of those buildings, only the Wolcott House is original to the site, but the rest were transplanted from the region and have rich histories and unique pasts.

Wolcott House Museum Complex

Photo courtesy of Wolcott House Museum Complex

A tour of the Wolcott House Museum Complex takes visitors back in time to see what pioneer life was like in Maumee. The Wolcott House was built by James Wolcott, a prosperous businessman in the 1820s and 1830s, and his wife, as a log house. It was later transformed into the two-story, 14-room, Federal-style mansion that you’ll see today.

Adults can tour this historic site for just $5, seniors for $4, and children for $2.50. The complex is open from 12–4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, and guided tours are available at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

6 p.m. | Grab dinner at Dégagé Jazz Cafe

Continue the pursuit of history while you dine at Dégagé Jazz Cafe in the heart of Maumee’s historic district. In fact, the jazz cafe is located on the first floor of one of Northwest Ohio’s oldest commercial establishments, The Commercial Building.

The building has an exciting history dating back to the 1830s. This space was once a center of community activity — housing law offices, a post office, a public meeting room and several mercantile establishments.

Dégagé Jazz Cafe

Photos courtesy of Dégagé Jazz Cafe

But the space has evolved and changed over the years, as it is now home to Dégagé Jazz Cafe, featuring live jazz, an outdoor patio, wonderful food and a great martini menu.

8 p.m. | Catch a show at Maumee Indoor Theatre

…And the historic tour continues with a movie at Maumee Indoor Theatre. This Art Deco building was a modern theater when it opened back in 1946, and his since been restored to its former glory and is now a center for visual and performing arts. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time when you step inside this building — and when you see the ticket prices. All movies are just $3.75 and 3-D movies are $5.25! Plus, if you stop by on a Wednesday, you can get your movie ticket, a drink and popcorn for just $4.25 total.

Head to this historic building in Uptown Maumee for a relaxing end to your action-packed day in Maumee.

Maumee Indoor Theatre

Photo courtesy of Maumee Indoor Theatre

10 p.m. | Grab a drink at The Village Idiot

Top off the night with a drink or two at The Village Idiot. And thankfully, it’s only a stone’s throw away from the Maumee Indoor Theatre! This neighborhood bar features live music every single night of the week, as well as freshly made pizza and a wide selection of craft beers. Step inside this 1920s-era building in historic Uptown Maumee for a fun and exciting evening full of music and quality beer. Check out their live performance calendar to see what you’ll be listening to during your visit!

The Village Idiot Maumee

Photo courtesy of The Village Idiot.

And that’s a wrap!

What Maumee activities would you squeeze into this schedule? We’d love to know your favorite things to do or places to go in town.

Source: Your Guide to Things To Do in Maumee, Ohio « Home Sweet Toledo | Danberry Realtors Blog

Passport to Hope

Saturday, April 16th,  Unison Behavioral Health Group will host “Passport to Health” event at the Manor House at Wildwood Metropark. The event will run from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm and bring attention to the individuals in the community who struggle with behavioral health issues. Food will be provided thanks to generous donations by several local businesses. There will also be live and silent auctions throughout the evening.

Tickets are $50 per person. All event details are available at www.unisonbhg.org

Tonight – MHS Community Science Night

Maumee High School students and teachers are hosting a community science night this evening at 6:30pm at the Maumee High School Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public – coffee and cookies will be served.

The event features a screening of the film Cosmic Voyage as well as student projects, experiments, activities and presentations.


Celebrity Wait Night

Real Seafood Co. will host Bethany House’s 7th annual Celebrity Wait Night event on Monday, April 11th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to benefit Bethany House’s Safe Shelter for domestic violence victims. Guests will be waited on by the “celebrity” waiter of their choice, and all tips will be directly donated to Bethany House, so please be generous!

To book your reservations please email execdirector@bethanyhousetoledo.org

Job Fair at Toledo Zoo

Thursday, April 7th from 3:00 to 7:00 pm The Toledo Zoo will be hosting at job fair to fill 150 part- time and seasonal positions. Hopefuls are asked to enter through the main gates, where normal admissions will not be in effect, and dress in business casual attire. Most positions have a minimum age requirement of 16 while others may require applicants to be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license. All applicants must bring multiple copies of either their professional resume or completed zoo application that can be downloaded here. For more information please visit – toledozoo.org/join-the-team/ or email – toledozoojobfair@toledozoo.org with any questions.