Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Toledo Area Family Events: March 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Toledo, OH

Mama Meow's Top Pick for March...

March 6: Acoustics for Autism @ Uptown Maumee

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The 9th Annual Acoustics for Autism brings together community and music to help children with autism. Sponsored by Project iAm, the all-ages event takes place at the Village Idiot and surrounding areas from 12pm to 2am. Admission is free and features over 40 musicians.

More Fun Family Events in the Greater Toledo, Ohio Area...

Now through March 17: Dine & Dip @ Water's Edge Restaurant (Maumee Bay)

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Spring fever got you down? It's time to take a dip in the pool! When you purchase a meal at the Maumee Bay Water's Edge Restaurant, receive a free pool pass to use the same day. Offer is valid Sunday through Thursday.

March 4-6: Monster Jam @ Huntington Center

Imagine 12' tall monster trucks that are 10,000 pounds each roaring and racing all in one place! You can see them live at the Huntington Center for this year's Monster Jam! Starting March 4 at 7pm, watch these performers smash through and soar over obstacles. Other shows include March 5 at 2pm and 7pm, as well as March 6 at 2pm. Tickets for the event start at $15.

March 4-12: Dog Days Family Event @ Bass Pro

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Have fun with your entire family (dogs included) during Bass Pro's Dog Days beginning Friday, March 4. Get there early on March 5 or 12 and receive a "Doggie Gift Bag."

March 5-26: Easter Bunny Visits @ Franklin Park Mall

The Easter Bunny arrives at Franklin Park Mall on March 5! Visit with the Bunny for free and photos are available for purchase. You can find the Easter Bunny inside the mall at Macy's Court in his English Garden.

March 5: Northpoint Kids Animal Show @ West YMCA

Back by popular demand, the Animal Show will be at the West YMCA on Saturday, March 5 at 2pm. Meet Juan Romero, Toledo Zoo's Head Animal Trainer, and learn about the animals. The public is welcome to attend this free event. 

March 8: National Pancake Day @ IHOP

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National Pancake Day is Tuesday, March 8! From 7am to 7pm, pancake lovers get a free short stack (3 Original Buttermilk Pancakes) to eat. Offer is valid for dine in guests only and available at the Toledo and Perrysburg locations.

March 12: Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School @ Valentine Theatre

You've read the books, now see Junie B. Jones on stage at the Valentine Theatre on March 12. Junie B. will share her tricks, tips and trip-ups about how school can be scary, fun, and something to sing about! Tickets are $10 for children and $14 for adults.

March 12-13: Egg Drop Challenge @ Imagination Station 

Ready for a little competition? Design a container that will prevent an egg from breaking after a 20' drop. Participants that meet the challenge will be entered into a prize drawing. The event takes place 12-4pm. Visit the Imagination Station website for competition rules. 

March 13: Family Pizza Train @ The Old Road Dinner Train

Climb aboard The Old Road Dinner Train for a two hour round trip pizza party. Reservations are required. Train leaves at 2pm.

March 16: Easter Egg Hunt @ Monclova Community Center

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Bring your own basket and see how many Easter eggs you can find! On Wednesday, March 16, kids 10 and under can hunt for over 1000 candy-filled eggs. The hunt starts at 5pm.

March 17: Easter Egg Hunt @ Schedel Gardens

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Get ready for the 1st annual Schedel Arboretum & Gardens Easter Egg Hunt!  From an egg hunt and cookie decorating to storytime and Easter Bunny photos, your family is in for a fun-filled evening. The free event begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8pm. Be sure to bring your own Easter baskets and camera.

March 17-20: Zenobia Shrine Circus @ Seagate Centre

The 65th Annual Zenobia Shrine Circus will make its way into Toledo on Thursday, March 17 at 6:30pm. Other showtimes include March 18 at 4pm and 7:30pm, March 19 at 11am, 3pm and 7pm, March 20 at 1pm and 5pm. Tickets start at $10.

March 19: Easter "Egg"stravaganza @ Uptown Maumee

The Easter Bunny is coming! There will be an Easter egg hunt, fun activities and photos with the Easter Bunny. The event runs from 10am to 1pm in Uptown Maumee.

March 19: Breakfast with the Bunny @ Granite City

The annual Breakfast with the Bunny will be held at Fallen Timber's Granite City on Saturday, March 19 at 8:30am and 10am. Tickets are $10 per person and available on a first come, first serve basis.

March 19: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny @ East Toledo Family Center

From 9am to 12pm, visit the Easter Bunny, enjoy crafts and eat pancakes. Limited seating is available. Pancakes are available through 11:30am.

March 20: Easter Egg Hunt @ Hilton Garden Inn (Perrysburg)

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Here's an Easter Egg Hunt fit for the entire family, including your dogs! Sponsored by Toledo's PET Bull Project, the annual Dog Diggity Easter Egg Hunt registration begins at 1pm. The children's egg hunt is at 2pm and the canine one is at 2:30pm.

March 23: Easter Family Night @ Chick-fil-A (Perrysburg)

Hop on over to Chick-fil-A's Family Night! There will be Easter activities starting at 6pm and story time is at 7:15pm. Free treats are available to children who participate in this fun family event.

March 25: Animal Egg Hunt @ Toledo Zoo 

Kids aren't the only ones who like to hunt for Easter eggs. Come to the Toledo Zoo on Friday, March 25 and watch the animals find colorful Easter eggs filled with treats. There will also be crafts and storytimes during the day. Come early and enjoy Breakfast with the Bunny. Reservations are required for the breakfast with an additional time on March 26.

March 26: Easter Bunny Hayride @ Country Lane Tree Farm

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Did you know there's a special Easter egg patch at the Country Lane Tree Farm? Visit the Farm on March 26 and join the Easter Bunny for a hayride to the egg patch. Meet baby animals and feed the larger ones. Admission is $8 for participants over the age of 2. Adults are $4. The event starts at 11am and continues through 4pm. Reservations are not required.

March 26: Easter Egg Hunt & Activity Day @ Shoppes of Mayberry Square

Interested in a Bunny Hop Sack Race? How about the Easter Candy Trail or meeting the Easter Bunny? All this and more at Mayberry Square on Saturday, March 26 from 2pm to 3:30pm. Bring the entire family for a hoppin' good time!

TBA: Egg Drop 2016 @ The Church on Strayer

More than 100,000 Easter eggs were dropped from a helicopter last year during the annual Easter tradition at The Church on Strayer. Eggs are filled with candy, money, and other prizes. The Egg Drop is free for children 12 and under.

Do you know of an event not listed here or one that's coming up? Let me know at mamameowtoledo (at) gmail (dot) com.

Top image adapted from Tara on Flickr.

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