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Published: Friday, 6/7/2013

Children's triathlon, car shows highlight Sylvania area weekend

BLADE STAFF

This weekend in Sylvania boasts two classic car shows, an art reception, and competitive sports.

 

FRIDAY
View the works of two local artists at Hudson Gallery's latest exhibition "New Work." Maumee artist Carol Imes-Luscombe’s multi-colored monoprints are paired with the vista views and lush paintings of Toledo artist Constandena Mandros. An open-house reception will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the gallery, 5645 North Main St. The exhibition runs Friday through July 20. For information, visit www.hudsongallery.net.


SATURDAY
Children can prepare for their triathlon careers by participating in Sylvania’s first Splash and Dash. The USAT Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series is for children ages 7 to 10 who will swim 100 yards and then run a 1 kilometer and for children ages 11 to 15 who will swim 200 yards and run 2 kilometers. Entry fee is $30; participants can register at the race or online at eliteendeavors.com, under Events. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. at Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave.

Employees of Jets Pizza and area residents will hold a walk to raise awareness about Rheumatoid Arthritis. The Wurmies R.A. Walk is about 2.5 miles, beginning at 5392 Monroe St. and ending at 4900 N. McCord Rd. The walk is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, contact 419-885-1500.

Sunset Village will kick-off its inaugural Cruise-In at Sunset car show. Old fashioned and classic car owners can register their vehicle in the show from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will have more than 50 cars on display. Also on hand will be Rose Auction’s Antiques Roadshow booth, which will display antique items as well as offering appraisals. In addition to hamburgers grilled by the local Boy Scouts, AW Sound & Lighting will provide “toe-tapping” music. The event is free and open to the public. Car registration fee is a minimum $5 donation. All proceeds benefit the Residents’ Assistance Fund of Sunset Retirement Communities. Trophies will be awarded. The show runs noon to 4 p.m., at Sunset Village, 9640 Sylvania-Metamora Rd. For information or to pre-register, call 419- 724-1225 ext. 2303 or 2309.

SUNDAY

Fisher Auto Parts will have its 2nd Annual Custom Classic Car Show, a fund-raiser which requires a $5 advanced entrance fee per car or $10 the day of the event. Proceeds will benefit they Sylvania Area Family Services. The show will have children’s games, live music, and a 50/50 raffle. The event runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with judging at 2 p.m., at Pacesetter Park, 8801 Sylvania-Metamora Rd. For information or tickets visit www.sylvaniaareafamilyservices.org.

Put on by the Olander Park System is Discover Camp Miakonda, in which participants will be introduced to the camp's treasures.The free Midday Adventure starts at 4 p.m., Camp Miakonda, 5600 W. Sylvania Ave. For information, visit www.olanderpark.com.



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