The Toledo Lucas County Public Library hosts two authors this weekend: Wil Haygood speaks on his latest book, Tigerland, at 7 p.m. Thursday and Tiffani Thiessen speaks on Pull Up a Chair: Recipes from My Family to Yours at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Haygood is the best-selling author of The Butler. His latest book is an inspiring account of a segregated high school in Columbus that won two state championships during the racial turbulence of the 1968-1969 school year. Thiessen is an actress best known for her work in Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills, 90210. Pull Up a Chair is her debut cookbook.
Both presentations continue the library’s Authors! series and take place at Bowsher High School, 2200 Arlington Ave. Admission is free, but RSVPs are requested. For more information or to RSVP, go to toledolibrary.org/authors.
■ MacQueen Orchards hosts its Apple Stir and Crafts Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Festival-goers are invited to celebrate the arrival of fall with apple-picking, an arts and crafts show, barrel train rides, a petting zoo, children’s activities, live entertainment, and more.
The festival runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Admission is free. MacQueen Orchards is at 7605 Garden Rd., Holland. For more information, go to bit.ly/2NXI5M5.
Apple-lovers can also continue the fun next weekend at the Applebutter Fest in Grand Rapids, Ohio, on Oct. 14.
■ Zoo Brew lets zoo-goers who are 21 or older sample craft brews at the Toledo Zoo’s Malawi Event Center on Friday. Admission to Zoo Brew, $50 for members or $55 for nonmembers, includes admission to Luminous Nights.
Admission covers 15 samples provided by local microbreweries and distributors. Additional samples can be purchased, and there will be light snacks available. The Bradberries provide live entertainment during the event.
Zoo Brew runs 7 to 11 p.m. The zoo is at 2 Hippo Way. Attendees must show a valid ID. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to toledozoo.org/zoobrew.
■ The Things That GO Show is at the Town Center at Levis Commons on Saturday. It corrals a wide variety of things that go — construction trucks, emergency vehicles, motorcycles, and more — for children to see, touch, and climb behind the wheel.
Vehicles are on site between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Levis Commons is at 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. Admission is free.
For more information, go to bit.ly/2RiJdYM.
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