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Published: Thursday, 5/9/2013

Environment, Mother's Day, 24-hour relay among weekend events

BLADE STAFF

Indoor and outdoor activities are available throughout Sylvania area this weekend.

■ FRIDAY
Celebrate northwest Ohio’s distinct ecosystem at the annual Oak Openings Blue Week. The week-long festivities start Friday and end May 19. Exhibits, guest speakers, and special occasions like the barn dance at Wheelers Farm are scheduled throughout the Toledo area, including Wildwood Preserve Metropark and Olander Park. For a schedule of events, visit www.oakopenings.org or www.olanderpark.com.

Children can design their own special gift for mom. Olander Park provides a garden stone for children to create a Mother’s Day keepsake to show off in the yard. The park requests that attendees bring their own decorations. The event is free and open to all ages, 6 p.m., Olander Park, Maintenance Building, 6930 Sylvania Ave. For more information, call 419-882-8313.

Victor Hugo’s French historical novel, Les Misérables, comes to life at the Franciscan Center. St. Francis de Sales High School brings the musical to Sylvania for a two-night performance, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. For ticket information, call 419-531-1618 or visit www.franciscancenter.org.

The Diehn American Legion Post 468 hosts an evening of dancing with a live band and cash bar, $6 per person. The dancing is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Diehn American Legion Post 468, 5580 Centennial Road. For more information, call 419-882-9080.


■ SATURDAY
The 2013 24-Hour Relay Challenge starts at 9 a.m. Sylvania Community Action Team hosts the overnight event that promotes positive decision making for teens and children. This year’s challenge, deemed the Hunger Games SCAT Edition, will begin with a tribute to the runners of the Boston Marathon. The first lap run by the students that participate will be dedicated to those affected by the events that took place in April. The event ends at 9 a.m. Sunday, Timberstone Junior High School, 9000 Sylvania Ave. For information or to volunteer, call Deb Chany at 419-824-8588 or visit www.sylvaniascat.org.

 

■ SUNDAY
Local talent Jaime Mills presents an evening of acoustic country and southern rock music at the Village Inn, 4984 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd. For details, call 41-882-0338.

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