Toledo Local Section ACS (since 1917)

2017  OUR CHEM-TENNIAL YEAR                 Check out our section events below             Planning is ongoing 

 We are looking for SPONSORS for our CHEM-TENNIAL Year and Chem-tennial Community Showcase scheduled for Nov 11, 2017.

CLICK here for Sponsor Invitation and  SPONSORSHIP FORM  

 For information contact:  Joanna Hinton  @  


PLATINUM (Pt):   Perstorp Polyols, Inc. 




SILVER:   University of Toledo, School of Green Chemistry and Engineering

Jan 13, 2017:  Walleye Hockey Game at Huntington Center, Toledo

 Dear friends and colleagues -

Please join us for a fun night of hockey and fellowship on Friday, January 13th at the Huntington Arena in downtown Toledo, Ohio.  We will be watching our very own Toledo Walleyes take on the Wheeling Nailers!  
The price of this event is $35 per person; this will cover your admission to the Arena (with tickets in the Goal Zone!), along with a buffet dinner and soft drinks (if you would like stronger stuff - and you are over the age of 21, there will be a cash bar available).
This promises to be a fun night, filled with fellowship and networking with members of our local section and student affiliate groups!  We are also planning to honor our award recipients at this event.
To RSVP for this event, please visit our Eventbrite page:  The deadline to RSVP is Friday, January 6th, 2017.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Jan 13 ACS hockey flier JPG



Tues Feb 21:  Chemistry of Sports: Smarter, Safer, Faster


Tues Feb 21 @ 7pm:  Chemistry of Sports: Smarter, Safer, Faster

Franciscan Center Board Room, Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd, Sylvania, OH  43560

Gather time:  6:30 pm

PIB/Webinar Program time:  7:00 pm


Thanks to Cindy Molitor of Lourdes Univ. for hosting

Co-produced by with the Undergraduate Program Office and ACS Volunteer Support.  With support from  c&en and Reactions Everyday Chemistry.


Feb 24-26, 2017: GO-CHEM Event @ Kalahari Water Park & Resort

Please join us for the first ever retreat hosted by ACS local sections in and around Ohio to celebrate the work of our undergraduates and Project SEED students, as well as give us an opportunity to network with each other and our families. Events during the weekend are planned to help bring us together as a group, as well as to help ourselves professionally. Activities include family time at the Kalahari waterparks, an outreaching event within the lobby of Kalahari for hotel guests, developing resume and interviewing skills, a poster session featuring undergraduate and Project SEED students, a family-friendly keynote speaker, and more!Ticket prices cover lunch and dinner on Saturday night (2/25).

The regular ticket prices per person is $85.00, but for a limited time only , ticket prices are discounted to $60.00 for the first 60 adults and $30.00 for the first 45 students (including undergraduate and graduate students). 

Tickets available at this link:

To reserve your room at Kalahari: Please call Kalahari's front desk at (419)-433-7759 OR (877)-525-2427 and use Booking ID 28191 (the Go Chem Family Event). This book of rooms - at the reduced rate of $179/night + tax will be available until January 25th. (Your room automatically comes with 4 admission tickets to the park each day).

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PRESENTING A POSTER OR TALK, please contact Jim Zubricky ( or Lisa Ponton (

This event was made possible by generous dontations from the Toledo, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati, Akron, Penn-Ohio Border, Upper Ohio Valley, and Detroit local sections of the American Chemical Society, as well as a generous award from the ACS Local Section Committee's IPG Award Committee.

April 27, 2017:  OPEN BOOK "The Glass City" partnership event with Toledo-Lucas County Public Library featuring local author,historian and Univ Toledo Archivist: Barbara Floyd

Free and open to the public

The McMaster Auditorium, Toledo Main Library, 325 N Michigan St, Toledo, OH 43604 


6 pm      Pre-talk social and networking

6:30 pm  Presentation begins 

Post talk reception and book signing with Author 

Learn about the history of glass and it's integral part of making Toledo "The Glass City" 

TLCPL OPEN BOOK Happy Chem-Tennial LINK 

 Section flier link

 Toledo City Paper LINK

Nice article from UToledo News about OPEN BOOK Event

 Toledo Blade Link  Ourtowns What's On April 24, 2017

 ● The Toledo Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library System continue their partnership with a celebration of the Toledo ACS Section’s Centennial or Chem-tennial 2017, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, man library’s McMaster Auditorium, 325 N. Michigan St. Speaker Barbara Floyd, local author and historian and director of the Ward M. Canaday Center for special collections at the University of Toledo.


June 13  STEM^2  at BGSU Field House

Wonderful hands-on Chemistry Summer Outreach Fun on June 13!

STEM ^2 @ BGSU organized by Wood County Community Learning Centers for 250 +students ( age 5-14 across 8 school districts in Wood County ).

Fortunately the youth were divided into three groups that rotated, and we engaged them all! A great reaction by all attendees, participants & volunteers! 

photos to be added at later date; see photos on FACEBOOK 

Chemistry Building Blocks at the Libraries this Summer

Free Hands-on chemistry fun in conjunction with Toledo Lucas County Public Library Summer Reading Program BUILD A BETTER WORLD.

Calcium is the featured Building Block with activities with Plaster of Paris, Fate of Calcium Carbonate and best for last Calgy WORMS!

Volunteers needed.


  • Tues June 6 @ Kent Branch Library; setup 2:30; program 3-4
  • Tues June 13 @ Washington Branch Library; setup 1:30; program 2-3 pm
  • Tues June 20 @ King Rd Branch Library; setup 1:30; program 2-3 pm
  • Wed June 28 @ Waterville Branch Library; setup 1:30; program 2-3 pm
  • Tues July 11 @ Oregon Branch Library; setup 2 pm; program 2:30-3:30 pm

LINK to Kids and Chemistry Outreach Page for more info  2017 Library Summer OUTREACH

LINK to Oregon Library photos on our Facebook Page 

Toledo ACS at City of Toledo Summer Fun Fests with Hands-on SLIME and Jelly Worms

We are partnering with Toledo Youth Commission to offer free hands-on chemistry fun at Toledo Summer Fun Fest 2017 for youth ages 6-15.  Volunteers needed.  Going to be a slimey good time!  Helping to promote a positive reaction to chemistry in our community.

 Mon July 10   from 2-4 pm  at Ottawa Park

Wed July 12   from 2-4 pm at Wilson Park

Thurs July 13 from 2-4 pm at Jamie Farr Park

LINK to photo album for Wilson Park Outreach on our Facebook page 

LINK to photo album for Jamie Farr Park Outreach on our Facebook page 

We are mentioned not exactly as Toledo ACS but as "chemistry fun with flubber" in this video link 




Facebook event link

 Toledo Section ACS Chem-tennial Summer Family Picnic

Special time for Section Members' Families and Section Friends to celebrate our chemtennial/100th birthday
RSVP by July 5 to; put PICNIC in subject line and leave your name and number coming
Please bring side dish or dessert to pass
Hotdogs and beverages will be provided
No alcohol is permitted at Metropark
Games and fun and networking

LINK to Facebook Chemtennial Album of Photos from Picnic

25 attendees enjoyed a lovely event and delicious food and networking!

Thanks to all who came, shared and enjoyed! 





Sat Sept 23, 2017      STEM-in-the-PARK Toledo ACS Outreach Table

Toledo Section ACS plans to be here again for hands-on chemistry activities.


for the 8th Annual STEM in the Park

Saturday, September 23, 2017

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

in the Perry Field House @ BGSU

link to STEM-in-the-PARK website

Our table theme:   Happy CHEM-TENNIAL Activities

Description:   SURPRISE!  It's a chemistry centennial birthday party with hands-on fun activities to celebrate our CHEM-TENNIAL  (100 years in Toledo area/NW Ohio)  Suitable for kids of all ages!

Volunteers Needed:  Please contact Joanna Hinton at to volunteer for an hour or 2

Nov 11:  Chem-tennial Community Showcase

Sat Nov 11, 2017    from  10 am - 3 pm

Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg

Free and open to the public

Box lunch available to purchase 

Planning still ongoing 


A community promotional event to showcase area organizations' rich technical/chemical histories and key chemical innovations, products, processes and affiliations. This will be an opportunity for families, students, citizens to learn how chemistry has contributed to our society and the Toledo community and to help us celebrate our historical achievements.

 For more information please contact Frank Butwin:   or  419-270-0622

For Exhibitor table or Sponsorship, click here for Invitation and  FORM 


PLATINUM (Pt):   Perstorp Polyols, Inc. 




SILVER:   University of Toledo, School of Green Chemistry and Engineering 


December 2-10, 2017  "Oh Chemis-Tree" Holiday Decorations at the Wildwood Manor House

We are excited and honored to have been selected to decorate the Gentleman's Study in the Wildwood Preserve MetroPark's Manor House for the 2017 Holidays as the Chem-tennial culminating event. The theme is   "Oh Chemis-tree".

The Manor House will be open to the public for FREE viewing of all of the Holiday Decorations December 2-10, 2017. In 2016, the event attracted over 22,000 people!

We hope you will stop by and enjoy our holiday tribute to chemistry, matter and the elements! 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Sep 23 at 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday Oct 22 - Saturday Oct 28
Saturday, Nov 11 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday Nov 17 - Sunday Nov 19