Monster Jam Comes To Toledo This March #Giveaway

Written by lyricsmama on February 15, 2016 – 5:53 PM -

Monster Jam

Last year was the very first time we ever attended Monster Jam. Being as we’re a family of mostly girls (minus my hubby) it’s not really a thing we were ever big into, but we had the chance to go, and thought we’d take it, try something new. I’m so glad we did, we had a TON of fun!!

Grave Digger

It’s crazy seeing these trucks go through their tricks, obstacles and driving around the track, crashing things, crushing things, and sometimes even themselves. Monster Jam is coming BACK to the Toledo Area to the Huntington Center March 4-6th.


Monster Jam® is blasting into 2016 with a new 10-city arena based, points-paying Monster Jam endurance showcase, featuring the biggest and best lineup of Monster Jam trucks highlighted by more of what the fans want to see…more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more trucks, more action…#MoreMonsterJam!.

These select markets will also be treated to new competition vehicles such as extreme Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs as they rip through the arenas during combative racing action. Headlining the tour will be eight of the best Monster Jam trucks and eight of the fiercest athletes competing against one another and against each Monster Jam branded trio of vehicles, to earn valuable points during each new event discipline.

How Monster Jam Events Work:
– At Monster Jam, monster trucks face off in two different forms of competition — side-by-side racing and freestyle:
Side-by-side racing – traditional bracket racing, where the first truck, with the least amount of penalties, crosses the finish line is declared the winner
Freestyle competition – allows drivers a limited amount of time on the open floor to show off their skills. In this category, the fans serve as the judge
– 2007 was the 25 year anniversary for the Grave Digger Team
– More than 4 million Monster Jam fans attend events each year worldwide
– The World Finals in Las Vegas, NV brings 24 of the top trucks in the world to compete for the World Freestyle and – – Racing Championships. Competitors are by invitation only.
– A monster truck race team will travel 45,000 Miles / 72,400 kilometers a year by land to attend events.
– Typical monster trucks cost $600,000 yearly to build, staff, compete, transport and maintain on the Monster Jam tour.
– Steel body full-size cars are the vehicles typically crushed during a monster truck event.
– Cars, as well as vans, buses, motor homes, airplanes and ambulances, are attained from local junkyards and returned after each event.
– Average number of cars crushed per year: 3,000

Opening Night tickets are just $15 – No code needed! Kids tickets start at $10 – no code needed.  You can purchase tickets at

Disclaimer: Weekday is defined as any show Monday through Thursday or Friday matinee. Discount does not apply to Rinkside, Front Row, or VIP seats. No double discounts. Service charges, handling, and facility fees may apply. Child discount applies for ages 2-12.

Honestly, if you’ve never been, try it out, it’s a lot more fun than you might think. It’s super loud, but exciting, and you’re in luck because I’m giving away a family 4 pack of tickets to the show at The Huntington Center in Toledo on March 4th at 7:00pm. Just enter via the Giveaway widget below, and be sure to finish the mandatory entry for all entries to be valid.

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Toledo CHILI’S to Host Daddy & Daughter Night Out

Written by lyricsmama on January 8, 2016 – 5:13 PM -


Chili’s of Toledo, located at 4801 Talmadge Road, will be hosting a Daddy & Daughter Night on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Daddies and daughters, “infant through fifty plus,” are invited to have a date night at Chili’s. Each participating location will have a specially decorated section for Daddy and his date and those attending will receive a free dessert to share! Daddies are encouraged to RSVP for this date night at (419) 472-7688.

Chili’s in Rossford, located at 9886 Olde US 20, will also be hosting a Daddy & Daughter Night on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Daddies are encouraged to RSVP for this date night at (419) 873-0696.

While making memories at the Daddy & Daughter Night event, guests can try new menu items like Top Shelf Tacos, Prime Rib Fajitas, Fresh Mex Bowls or Hand Crafted Burgers or enjoy date night with the 2 for $20 promotion, select an appetizer and two entrees. Chili’s® Daddy & Daughter Night Out reminds us that more LIFE happens at Chili’s®.

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Toledo Area Fireworks Displays and 4th Of July FUN! #ToledoOhio

Written by lyricsmama on June 29, 2014 – 10:49 AM -


It’s time for some fun and sun, BBQ’s, Festivities and Fireworks! The 4th of July is almost upon us, what will you be doing to celebrate?

Here are some festivities and fireworks in and around the Toledo Ohio area, if you have anything to add please feel free to list it in the comments below…

Thursday,July 3
Bowling Green – BGSU Intramural Field 10 p.m. Fireworks Display

Findlay- Hancock County Fairgrounds  10 p.m. Fireworks Display

Maumee & Perrysburg – near Fort Meigs State Memorial 10 p.m. Fireworks Display

Monroe County- over Lake Erie, Sterling State Park (2800 State Park Rd) 9:45 p.m. Fireworks Display

Sylvania- Centennial Terrace, dusk Fireworks Display

Friday, July 4
Napoleon- Glenwood Park, 10 p.m. Fireworks Display

Oregon- Oak Shade Grove, dusk Fireworks Display

Port Clinton – Water Works Park, dusk Fireworks Display

Put-in-Bay- over the downtown harbor (Bay View Ave), dusk Fireworks Display

Sandusky – Cedar Point Amusement Park, dusk Fireworks Display

Toledo – Red, White KABOOM! Promenade Park, dusk Fireworks Display

Waterville – Waterville Primary School, 10 p.m. Fireworks Display

Adrian: Parade, 10 a.m., from downtown to the Lenawee County Fair and Event Grounds, where there will be food, a fair, and fireworks at dusk. Admission is $2 to enter the fairgrounds. Camping is available. Phone: 517-263-3007.

Bryan: Kiwanis Club breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m., in the hangar at the Williams County Airport. Plane rides offered.

Fremont: Parade, 5 p.m., from Birchard Park area on Croghan Street to entrance of Rodger Young Park. Fireworks, dusk, at Rodger Young Park.

Lakeside:Parade, 10:30 a.m., from Perry Park. Food and entertainment. Fireworks, dusk, at Perry Park.

Maumee/Perrysburg: Fireworks, 10 p.m. Thursday, from the Maumee-Perrysburg bridge. Also in Perrysburg, activities for children, 5 p.m., in the 100 block of East Wayne Street.

Napoleon: Games and prizes, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Napoleon Community Band Concert, 8 p.m., at Glenwood Park. Fireworks, 10 p.m., at Glenwood Park.

Port Clinton: Parade, 3 p.m., on Jefferson Street. Community Band concert and ice cream social, 4 p.m. Live DJ, 5:30 p.m., at Waterworks Park. Fireworks, dusk, at Waterworks Park.

Sandusky: Stars and Stripes Celebration, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Washington Park and downtown Sandusky. Fireworks, 10 p.m., courtesy of Cedar Point.

Sylvania: Star Spangled Banner Celebration, Thursday, 7 p.m. to midnight, at Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd. Fireworks, 10 p.m., at Centennial Terrace. Dancing, food, rides, activities. Admission, $5 adult, $3 child. Parking, $5. Phone: 419-882-1500.

Toledo: The Toledo Blade s Red, White & Kaboom with Taste Toledo, Toledo s premier Fourth of July weekend celebration featuring food, music and fireworks. The two-day celebration will feature the Battle of the Bands semi-finalists and Friday night fireworks at dusk

Saturday July 5
Fostoria- Meadowlark Park, dusk Fireworks Display

Sandusky- Cedar Point Amusement Park, dusk Fireworks Display

Swanton- High School Football Field, dusk Fireworks Display

Whitehouse- Village Park, 10 p.m. Fireworks Display

Woodville- Trailmaker Park, 10 p.m. Fireworks Display

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Disney On Ice Presents Passport To Adventure in Toledo! *Giveaway*

Written by lyricsmama on November 17, 2013 – 8:33 PM -

Disney On Ice Passport To Adventure is coming to The Huntington Center right here in Toledo, Ohio!


From December 4th through 8th you’ll be able to check out your favorite Disney characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse as they take you on travels to four different enchanting worlds of Disney.

You’ll explore the Pride Lands of The Lion King with Simba, Timon and Pumba. Voyage under the sea with Ariel from The Little Mermaid and all of her aquatic friends. Peter Pan and Tinker Bell will bring you to jolly old London before flying to Never Land, and Lilo and Stich will take you on an adventure to visit their home in Hawaii.

Disney On Ice Passport To Adventure will be at The Huntington Center in Toledo Ohio December 4 through 8th.
Weekday tickets are just $15 on Wednesday, December 4th and Thursday, December 5th performances!
For my readers, I have an EXCLUSIVE coupon code for you to save $4 per ticket on select performances. Visit to purchase, and use the Promo Code MOUSE.

Disclaimer: Valid on Friday 7PM, Saturday 1PM & 5PM and Sunday 1PM & 5PM. Not valid on Front Row or VIP Tickets. No double discounts. Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply.

How would you like to WIN a family 4 pack of tickets

to any weekday or Friday matinee performance at The Huntington Center?!

Just enter via the Giveaway Tools widget below, make sure to do the mandatory entry for all of your entries to be valid.

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Toledo’s Wind Changed So Mary Poppins Flew In For A Show!

Written by lyricsmama on March 1, 2013 – 7:50 AM -


Childhood memories include some of my favorite shows and movies, and one of those were the Disney classic Mary Poppins that featured Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. It was and still is one of my favorite movies.

Mary Poppins has recently flown into Toledo Ohio with the winds, to grace us with her presence at The Stranahan Theater and I was lucky enough to take my family to see her live on stage!

I’ll admit, as excited as I was to see Mary Poppins live on stage, I wondered how it would compare to the movie. I mean you have songs stuck in your head, with Julie Andrews singing, how would this compare?

I’ll be honest, Madeline Trumble poppins_t607who plays Mary did an AMAZING job! Her acting, superb and her voice was just beautiful, she sang all those songs you know just perfectly!

What I found interesting was that although Mary Poppins had so many elements from the original movie in the play, they also had many scenes and songs that were not featured in the movie. It didn’t take away from it though, it actually made the show more enjoyable!

You have known songs like Supercalifragilisticxpialidocious, Chim Chim S01-01Cher-ee and of course Step in Time which had an amazing dance number that everyone enjoyed. But you also have songs like Practically Perfect, and scenes like Mrs. Corry’s Place with songs that are new to you, but will stay stuck in your head just as much as the old songs have.

Set design, was unbelievable! They would appear from different area’s of the stage, they would slide in, fade out, and flip around. Designs and props were just amazing, the details and colors were something you wouldn’t forget…Ever!
Mary Poppins is one show you don’t want to miss, for yourself or your kids. If they’ve never been to the theater before, this is the perfect show to take them to, however, I do have one word of warning….The show is LONG… I took my girls who are 7 and 9, and although they loved the show, still talk about it and have told everyone about it, it was really long and we were up pretty late. The show starts at 7:30pm, but by the time we got home, it was almost 11:00 and on a school night, that wasn’t fun in the morning.


If you have younger kids, I’d advise to take them on a weekend or Friday night to see the show.

Mary Poppins will be at The Stranahan Theater in Toledo until March 3rd. Tickets are still available, start at just $28 and can be purchased here.

This is a family friendly magical night you don’t want to miss out on!

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