Ready! Set! Start!
Buy Easter chocolate at Flying Rhino! They also have coffee and a few artists set up too! I definitely suggest Maker’s Mark Truffles in Easter baskets. https://www.facebook.com/events/1382391102040856/
Start your shopping for Easter dinner at the Toledo Farmer’s Market. https://www.facebook.com/events/694976420566201/
Leave downtown Toledo (don’t worry you’ll circle back later) and head to Walt Churchill’s Market to finish your Easter dinner shopping. There’s a wine tasting every Saturday at noon at their Maumee store. If you are planning on a small intimate dinner, you’ll love shopping at WCM.
Pick up a small bunch or splurge on lots of flowers at Hafner Florist. They have gorgeous florist quality plants, fresh cut flowers and plenty of arrangements. You may also find a few spring themed accents for your home decor.
Music is important to any celebration. Stop at Jamieson’s Audio Video and take a look at a few things. 1) If you have not, explore what your life could be like with Sonos. Families love Sonos. Together they can build the playlist for Easter Day, play Name that Tune, engage in Sonos Wars (fighting on their controllers to play the current song) and sound bombing (switching the music in a room to something dramatically different and loud surprising those in the room). Of course you can also just enjoy all the music in the world in every room of your home. Oh and you can also link it to all the music in your record collection too. Which brings me to … 2) Pro-Ject turntables. It is record store day, too. And there are some exceptional new and limited vinyl releases today. And…
… That is your second music stop Culture Clash Records for Record Store Day! I’m looking forward to the CCR release. I might even break out my turntable and buy it.
Head home for a few minutes. Walk the dog. Unload your car. And start round two… The Arts Commission‘s Gallery Loop begins at 3p and runs to 8p. And here are my suggestions…
There is a new crew of folks trying to save the Collingwood Arts Center and they are noting a fun event today. Donate $20 for a key that unlocks one of the doors at the CAC and win the prize in that room! https://www.facebook.com/events/281704175339568/
A MUST do stop for arts and crafts is the Maker’s Mart. This is a collective of artists juried by Oh Sew Betty. You will find jewelry, art, wearables, boxes, prints, cards, aprons, tote bags, soaps, candles, lotions and more! The artists and artisans all make products of exceptional quality. http://www.handmadetoledo.com/makers-mart-419-day
At 4:30 take a pause and treat yourself to It’s Yoga’s Community Class held every Saturday. The class is by donation. The regular price for a class is $16. Pay why you can. If you did not bring a mat, there are mats to borrow.
Shop for beer, wine, easy to make and delicious snacks… oh and tableware and decor at the Paula Brown Shop. There is an exhibit in their gallery featuring 6 national artists and Sally Hobbib Ruman is hosting a trunk show there. Beer, wine and food tastings all day long.
Check out the full Gallery Loop for galleries that sound interesting to you https://www.facebook.com/events/1434805146760552/
End the night at Registry Bistro enjoying some amazing selections from their new spring menu. I suggest the “Knife in the Garter Belt” cocktail and the Duck and Mushroom Tortelli… and of course, Scotch Olives.