It's going to be a weekend of off-the-couch action, both indoors and out, from flint knapping to bowling to tickling your funny bone.
The Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation’s 10th anniversary gathering, "They Walked Here Before Us: A Woodland Indian Celebration," will be held Saturday and Sunday at Buttonwood Park’s Betty C. Black Recreation Area in Perrysburg.
Gates open at 10 a.m. each day and will close at dusk Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults; $3 for seniors 60 and older; $2 for children 5-11 years old, and free for children 4 and younger.
Dancers will parade into the grounds during what is called a grand entry. Two are slated for noon Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
Activities will include an Indian village with lacrosse and flint knapping, a wildlife tent with American birds of prey, and a children’s tent with Native American arts and crafts.
Or, you could scream with laughter as comedian and actor Tommy Davidson performs at the Funny Bone comedy club at Levis Commons.
Show times are 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $22; you must be 21 years old to attend the shows.
Davidson appeared on the pivotal television variety show In Living Color and has appeared on Disney's animated series The Proud Family and as a host on FOX's The NFL Show. His film credits include Booty Call, Juwanna Mann, and Ace Ventura II: When Nature Calls.
Elsewhere in the area, residents can give a shout out during a bowling fund-raiser for Yell and Tell: Stop Child Abuse Now at noon Sunday at Interstate Lanes, 819 Lime City Rd.
The event, billed as family-friendly, includes a silent auction, and is being presented by the University of Toledo Electrical Shop and Pamela Crabtree, trustee board president for Yell and Tell.
The local advocacy group aims to reduce child abuse by equipping children, parents, caregivers and the community with tools and resources to recognize and prevent child abuse.
For more information on the bowling fundraiser, call 419-764-9302 or 419-343-6988 or visit yelltell.org.