Toledo Kids can see an IMAX Original 3D Show for FREE this Summer

“Are we still in Toledo?” exclaimed my youngest as we made our way into the grandiose theater! It was a LONG awaited experience, an experience 2 years in the making! So was it worth it? Was that LONG wait worth it? YESSS!! But don’t take our word for it…Saturdays are Imagination Station “FREE admission days” this summer, see details blow.

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Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt Kids can Play with Friends even from a Distance

Who’s up for some friendly competition? I think we might have actually started a new tradition during lockdown last year. This was  originally posted March 23, 2020. And the kids had so much fun they keep asking when we can do it again, thus, I’m adding this to our Summer Bucket List!

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In an effort to stay positive, get kiddos out of the house for some fresh air, & allow for some social fun while still practicing social distancing we’re challenging you, your kiddos, & your kiddos’ friends to this Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt!! Read more

Indian Creek Zoo is OPENS (Discounted Admission)

Looking for a local place to take the kids for a fun adventure this weekend! Where they have the opportunity to get up close and personal with  camels, goats, Emus, alligators, wallabies, buffalo, and more!! You might not be able to take the kids on a wild and exotic vacation to Australia, the Sahara Dessert, or Florida Everglades but the wild and exotic animals that reside in such places are closer to home than you think, in Lambertville, Michigan at Indian Creek Zoo!!  Best part, they’re opening early and offering a discount on admission…. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS 

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Giraffe Encounter

Looking for the perfect spring break adventure? Perhaps a reward for good behavior? Or just a fun way to keep the kids’ heads up after this crazy school year;)? When was the last time you got up-close and personal with a Giraffe?

HUGE DEAL- Tuesday March 9th & Wednesday March 10th the zoo is OPEN, admission is ONLY $10 and includes Giraffe Encounter!!

Indian Creek Zoo’s Giraffe Encounter isn’t just epic fun, it’s also educational and will have your Giraffe knowledge reaching new heights! Kids and kids at heart will enjoy feeding and petting giraffes as well as learning so much about the world’s tallest mammal. About their habitat, diet, and so much more!

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Toledo Winter 2021 Family Fun Guide

Whether you’re looking for a fun mother/son date day, daddy/daughter afternoon, a fun activity for the entire fam, date night, or fun ways to spend quality time at home with the kiddos, this guide has you covered!! 

Please note, we are 10 months into this pandemic, it should go without stating that masks and social distancing are required and all establishments are sanitizing, offering sanitizing stations, and some require a reservation for parties over 6. FYI-if you see an image of people without masks it is an older image. 

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Fun Way to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020!

Murder hornets, pandemic, earthquakes, riots, lockdowns, remote learning, etc. to say it’s been a hell of a year is an understatement!   And if I’m being totally honest, I’m a bit apprehensive when it comes to 2021, thus, this New Year’s Eve our focus will be on celebrating the end of 2020, FINALLY…peace out to the longest shortest year EVER! How are we celebrating? This might come as a shocker, the same way we’ve celebrated every other holiday this year, at home, lol!   We’re throwing a mini New Year’s Eve party. I’ve put together fun Countdown Bags full of goodies to help Countdown each hour until the New Year (FYI, or half hour…depending on age of your kiddos 😉).

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DRUM TAO Win Family Four-Pack Tickets

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Christina Limauro

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This looks amazing! My kiddos are super excited for this one!

TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of Drum TAO 2020 create an energetic and unforgettable production for the entire family!

WHERE:

Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH, 43614

SHOW DATE & TIME:

March 7th @ 8pm

TICKET INFO:

For information and to purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/37qFEHE

CONTEST:

Enter to win DRUM TAO Family 4-pack tickets for March 7th @ 8pm

HOW TO ENTER:

1-Share this post on Facebook

2- Comment with the answer to the following question: Would you, or have you ever, let your children have a drum set in your house?

Winner will be randomly selected February 27th

Share, tag friends, & best of luck, loves!

 

Monster Jam is coming to Toledo! Win Family 4-pack Tickets

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Carol Cierniak

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Featuring skilled Monster Jam® athletes, Toledo fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor tearing up the dirt gravity-defying feats in 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks going head-to-head for points in Freestyle, 2-Wheel Skills Challenge and Racing competitions.

Plus, fans in every city can become part of the action by voting for the winner in the 2-Wheel Skills Challenge and Freestyle competitions via real-time, in-arena fan voting on their smartphones.

Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles per hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world.

At the Monster Jam Pit Party, you can see the massive trucks up close, meet your favorite drivers, get autographs, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly activities. It is an unforgettable part of the Monster Jam experience where special connections are made and lifelong fans are born.

 

WHEN:

Friday, March 6, 2020 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Pit Party open from 10:30-12:00 PM

*Saturday, March 7, 1 p.m. event ticket & Pit Party Pass required for entry

1:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Pit Party open from 10:30-12:00 PM

**Sunday, March 8, 1 p.m. event ticket & Pit Party Pass required for entry

1:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Huntington Center – 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, OH 43604

TICKETS:

Tickets are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at just $15 each*

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS 

Discount Opening Night tickets for select seating available for only $15

Pit Party Passes available to purchase for $15 each

Tickets & Pit Party Passes will be available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, or in-person at the venue Box Office.  **ticket prices subject to change – venue/ticketing fees may apply. **

 

Contest:

To be entered complete the following steps:

1-Share this post on Facebook

2-Comment with your answer to this question….if you built your own Monster Jam Truck what would you call it?

Winner will be randomly selected on February 24th. Winner’s name will be announced the on this blog post thread and on Mom on the go in Holy Toledo’s Facebook page. Good luck, loves!

Fiddler on the Roof Family 4-Pack Ticket Giveaway

******Winner is…Jessica Demaline!*****

Tradition!! On Thanksgiving night, after all our family & friends had left my sister, brother, & I would get in our jammies, mom would heat up leftovers, & we all had permission to eat our 2nd Thanksgiving in the living room (extremely rare)while watching the musical, Fiddler on the Roof.  TRADTION!! As the years progressed we would say the lines along with the characters, sang along, & yes, we even danced, lol! Thus, to say that Fiddler on the Roof holds a special place in my heart would be an understatement. When I saw Fiddler on the Roof would be live on stage at the Stranahan Theater Oct. 17-20 I about lost my mind, I’m SO excited! Never seen it? Here’s a brief synopsis…

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a musical about life among the Jewish community of a pre-revolutionary Russian village. A poor milkman, determined to find good husbands for his five daughters, consults the traditional matchmaker – and also has a word with God.

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life.”

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will be live on stage at the Stranahan Theater, Oct. 17-20! And Mom on the go in Holy Toledo followers have the opportunity to be entered to win a family 4-pack tickets to the opening night performance!! (Thursday, October, 17th @ 7:30pm)

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WHERE:

Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH, 43614

SHOW DATES & TIMES:

October 17th @ 7:30pm

October 18th @ 8pm

October 19th @ 2pm

October 19th @ 8pm

October 20th @ 1pm

October 20th @ 6:30pm

TICKET INFO:

Link to purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/2lSjb3f

CONTEST

Enter to win FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Family 4-pack tickets for opening night performance, October, 17th @ 7:30pm

HOW TO ENTER:

1-Share this post on Facebook

2- Comment on the BLOG with the answer to the following question: What is your favorite song from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF?

Winner will be randomly selected September 29th @ noon

Life is a Highway at TMA FREE on Thursdays

Thursdays just got a whole lot thriftier at the Toledo Museum of Art! Looking for something fun to do with the kiddos, the family, a night out with the gals, or a date night, that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? The Toledo Museum of Art has you covered!

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Toledo Museum of Art is always FREE admission!! But did you know TMA’s latest exhibition, Life is a Highway is also FREE?  On Thursday evenings 5-9pm only, stop at front desk to receive your FREE ticket(s). (This ticketed exhibition is usually $12 for nonmembers; $10 for military, college students, and seniors; $7 for youth ages 5-17, & free for children four years of age or younger).

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Life is a Highway

The first large-scale domestic exhibition provides a historical overview of life on the highway with an emphasis upon the Midwest, Life Is a Highway brings together a diverse selection of artists to showcase the automobile’s reshaping of the 20th-century American landscape and cultural attitudes of self-expression. Featuring more than 100 works from the Toledo Museum of Art’s own collection and both private and public loans, this exhibition charts the rise of auto-mobility as a visual icon of American identity. With works spanning from early depictions through the Pop Artists’ portrayal of the automobile’s impact upon consumer culture to the present, the car’s image as a symbol of newness, freedom and independence, mobility, and renewal is explored. Organized through four themes that call attention to the social, aesthetic, environmental, and industrial dimensions of its legacy, this exhibition includes a range of visual media.

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Hurry and make plans today…Life is a Highway Exhibition ends September 15th

While you’re there be sure to checkout……

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“Everything is Rhythm” Mid-Century Art & Music

The New Media gallery features a multisensory display focused on an exploration of the relationship between art and music. Jointly curated by Halona Norton-Westbrook, Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Scott Boberg, Manager of Programs and Audience Engagement, the exhibition features a selection of 20th-century abstract paintings each paired with carefully curated musical composition. Presented together in this manner, the art and music engage in a multi-sensory experience that simultaneously engenders close looking, contemplation, and a consideration of the connection between visual and auditory art forms. Free admission

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And there is legit fun around every corner!

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Make an official evening/night of it and stop off at the Museum Café beforehand for delicious, gourmet, garden to table, reasonably priced meals. Click on link to see Spring/Summer 2019 Menu, https://www.toledomuseum.org/sites/default/files/caf_springsummerwebmenu_043019.pdf

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Museum Café Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m.

 

 

Then head over to the Glass Pavilion for a public glassblowing demonstration (free) and a glass of wine.

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Glass Pavilion Coffee Bar

Located inside the Glass Pavilion, this trendy lounge features signature coffees, teas, beer, wine, soft drinks, and homemade pastries.

Tuesday & Wednesday: Noon – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday & Friday: Noon – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: Noon – 4:30 p.m.

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