Weekend: Get Out!

Feb. 22 – April 12
A new craft program will allow guests to “Discover Handmade” this winter at Sauder Village. From February through mid-April craftsmen will present free demonstrations on Saturdays in the Sauder Village Welcome Center. Craft demonstrations will vary each week. Guests can watch weaving demonstrations on Feb. 22. The “Discover Handmade” demonstrations are scheduled through Saturday, April 12. A complete schedule of programs is posted online at www.saudervillage.org. Free “Craft Saturdays” are also planned this winter at Sauder Village. Throughout February and March there will be special “How To” projects demonstrated at the Gift Shop and Lauber’s General Store. The demonstrations will be held by request between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Demonstrations on the schedule include meal placemats on Feb. 22. A schedule of all “Craft Saturday” programs is available online as well. Admission: Free. Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold. Information: 800-590-9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org.

Feb. 23
Long time voice of agriculture, Orion “The Big O” Samuelson, is coming to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Feb. 23. Orion Samuelson is heard on WGN Radio, where he has served as agri-business director since 1960. His life-long commitment to agriculture has been recognized by organizations in all segments of agri-business. Orion is the most recognized agricultural journalist in the industry, Samuelson has more than 60 years experience in broadcasting, more than 50 of those at Chicago’s WGN. Admission: $20 adults, $10 students. Time: 3 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert. Information: www.npacvw.org.
March 1
The Maumee Valley Railroad Club is sponsoring a Model Railroad Show and Swap at Coliseum Bingo. Dozens of tables of model railroad bargains will be available and at least one operating model railroad layout will be on display. Concessions will also be available for purchase. Admission: $5 adults, $7 families and children 12 and under are free. Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: Coliseum Bingo, 911 W. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. Information: 260-490-9999, 260-482-2203 or mvrrc.ri@gmail.com.
March 2
Planning a wedding may seem like an overwhelming task. Wedding professionals from throughout the region will have exhibits set-up in Founder’s Hall to showcase every resource a bride will need to plan a memorable wedding. The afternoon event will include a variety of information, special offers, food samples, entertainment and give-aways. Brides and grooms-to-be can plan their entire wedding in one location while visiting with bridal professionals from throughout the region. From photographers, florists, and DJs to caterers, wedding planners and decorators “” Founder’s Hall will be transformed into a unique environment where engaged couples can network with wedding-industry professionals as they showcase their products and services. Registered guests will be entered into the grand prize drawing. Bouquets will be tossed out throughout the afternoon “” providing brides a chance to win a variety of prizes and gift certificates from participating vendors and Sauder Village. Admission: $7. Pre-register to receive a $2 off coupon for admission. Time: noon-4 p.m. Location: Sauder Village, Founder’s Hall, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold. Information: 800.590.9755 or to register for the show visit www.saudervillage.org/bridal.
March 9
This show offers over 250 dealers varying in expertise in trains and toys from all eras: plastic, tin, diecast, pop culture and more. Free appraisals and repair advise will be offered as well as original parts for sale. There’s a wide selection of distinctive toys and trains at this show. Enjoy the LEGO Big City layout, an operating 1950 Lionel Toy Train store display, free rides for children 4 and under on “Thomas” riding trains and more. Admission: $6 adults starting at 11 a.m. $8 “early bird preview” starting at 9 a.m. All children 12 and under are free. Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Owens Community College Toledo-area campus, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Information: Randy Ramsey, 419-215-4181 or www.toymaster.org.
Feb. 23
Come enjoy this concert to honor firefighters, first responders and EMT’s from Lucas, Wood and Ottawa Counties. A variety of popular music including selections from the Broadway musicals “My Fair Lady,” “The King and I” and “Grease” along with marches, a trumpet solo, “Crooner’s Serenade, a big band tribute and more. Complementary refreshments will be served after the concert in the theater lobby. Admission: Free. Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: Owens Community College Toledo-area campus, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Information: 567-661-7081.
Feb. 27
Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents “Wind Music of Spain and New Spain,” featuring the Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra and the ONU Dance Company, on Thursday, Feb. 27. The ONU Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Thomas A. Hunt, will perform works by Luis Serrano Alarcón, Javez Pérez Gravido, Ferrer Ferran, Alfred Reed and James Barnes. The ONU Dance Company will collaborate with the ONU Wind Orchestra to present the dance “The El Camino Real: A Latin Fantasy,” choreographed by Elizabeth Cozad, lecturer in the ONU Department of Theatre Arts. Sascha Leufgen, conductor of l`Orchestre Philharmonique á vent de Dudelange in Luxembourg and solo clarinetist with the Musikkorps der Bundeswehr in Frankfurt, Germany, will serve as guest conductor. Prize-winning German saxophonist Monika Leufgen will be the featured soloist. Admission: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for ONU faculty and staff, and $5 for children and ONU students. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Ohio Northern University Freed Center, 525 S. Main St., Ada. Information: 419-772-1900 or www.freedcenter.com.
March 1
Legendary R&B recording artists, The Spinners, are coming to Van Wert at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 1. The Spinners have never lost their universal appeal. The Spinners were the greatest soul group of the early ’70s, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly soul. The Spinners developed a distinctive sound, one that relied on a breathtaking falsetto and the group’s intricate vocal harmonies. Between 1972 and 1977, the Spinners recorded a number of soul classics, including “I’ll Be Around,” “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love,” “Mighty Love,” “Ghetto Child,” “Then Came You,” “Games People Play,” and “The Rubberband Man.” Admission: $27-$37. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert. Information: www.npacvw.org or 419-238-NPAC.
March 6
Stop on out to the VFW Post 3003 every Thursday for a mix of music from the ’50s and ’60s and country favorites. Veterans group, The Drifters, will perform periodically as well as other bands and karaoke. Admission: Free. Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Location: 3003 VFW, 330 S. Blanchard St. Information: 419-423-7106.
March 9
The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will perform on Sunday, March 9 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. The concert features the revered works of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Rodgers and Hammerstein have captured our hearts and imaginations through some of the most beautiful lyrics and music introduced to American culture by way of the Broadway stage. The concert will also feature regional guest vocalists, tenor, Jake Wilder and soprano, Mary Ann Falk. The audience will be inspired and touched by works that have set into motion some of the most beloved musical productions of our time. Admission: $20. Time: 3 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: www.npacvw.org.
Feb. 22-23
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work. So what’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time. Admission: Adults $11, Students $7. Time: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Location: The National Theatre at The Ritz, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-8544.
Feb. 20-23
The Ohio Northern University Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.” A post-show discussion with the company will be held after the afternoon performance on Saturday, Feb. 22. In the play, immorality pervades the streets of Vienna. Temporary governor Angelo sentences a young man to death for fornication in an attempt to reassert the rule of law. But Angelo’s own morals come into question when a beautiful, novice nun named Isabella pleads with Angelo for the life of this sinner, her own brother, Claudio. “Measure for Measure” explores the issues of mercy, justice and truth and their relationship to pride and humility: “Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.” John Armstrong, assistant professor of theatre at ONU, is directing the production, and Troy Hourie, a scenographer and installation artist, is overseeing the scenic design. Filling out the design team are Paula Unrae, ONU interim costume designer, and Kathleen E. DeVault, ONU lighting designer and production manager. Admission: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for ONU faculty and staff and $5 for children and ONU students. Time: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Location: Ohio Northern University, 525 S. Main St., Ada. Information: www.freedcenter.com.
March 14-16
The Toledo Repertoire Theatre presents the Young Rep’s MacBeth, A Kid’s Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem, and Other Current Events on March 14-16. Presented by actors ages 7″”13 and directed by Amy Heuring, this shortened, kid-friendly adaptation by Nancy Linehan Charles from William Shakespeare’s popular Scottish tragedy is told within a lively and humorous story-theater frame. MacBeth and his Lady covet the crown while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers sweep across the landscape, carving out the battle between good and evil. Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Time: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Location: Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th Street, Toledo. Information: 419-243-9277 or visit www.toledorep.org.
March 23
‘The Church Basement Ladies: A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement’ provides a healthy dose of laughs on Sunday, March 23 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert. The Church Basement Ladies’ is a delightful dish, with familiar flavors, which will put a good feeling in your stomach, no matter if it’s your first time or second time. Take a trip to 1960 for the fourth and funniest installment yet of the Church Basement Ladies. All of the gals are back, plus the pastor whose fledgling romance has always inspired mixed reactions. Beverly is turning 15 and gets her first pair of high heels for Confirmation; Karin is finally learning how to drive; and Mrs. Snustad and Mrs. Gilmerson plan a food booth at the county fair to raise money. The Church Basement Ladies’ songs are always heartfelt and charming, and the humor is family-friendly and for anyone looking for some funny, feel-good entertainment. Admission: $25-$40. Time: 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert. Information: www.NPACVW.org or 419-238-NPAC.
Through Feb. 28
“LandEscapes” is an exhibition of color prints by Lima photographer Phil Hugo that explore where and how people escape. A reception is set for 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. Admission: Free. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Location: Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center, Bluffton University, 1 University Drive, Bluffton. Information: www.bluffton.edu.

Through April 13
Rutherford B. Hayes is the only one of Ohio’s eight presidents who was born and died in the state. Hayes was proud of his Ohio roots and often referred to himself as a “Buckeye.” That term took on added significance when as governor of Ohio, Hayes played a lead role in creation of the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College “” today known as The Ohio State University. The Hayes Presidential Center highlights Rutherford B. Hayes’ intense pride in being an Ohioan and his strong links to OSU with its newest exhibit Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President, which opened Oct. 17 and will continue through April 13, 2014. Admission: $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors ages 60 and up, $3 children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont. Information: www.rbhayes.org.
Through March 28
The Findlay campus of Owens Community College will host a side-by-side exhibit featuring the work of photographer Carole Elchert and artist Phillip Sugden from Feb. 17 through March 28 in the library/gallery. Elchert and Sugden often take inspiration from the same time, place or person, but each has their own distinctive style. The side-by-side display allows viewers to see the similarities and differences. An artists’ reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the gallery. Elchert and Sugden, who are married, will talk about working together in the field, in the studio and in life. Admission: Free. Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. Location: Education Center room 176, Owens Community College, Findlay-area campus, 3200 Bright Road, Findlay. Information: www.owens.edu.
Through May 25
Where some see relics of the past, Varujan Boghosian sees material for his next sculpture or collage. The Armenian-American artist’s poetic works delve into themes of identity using unconventional objects like children’s toys, ancient paper and shoes. His work is seen at such noted institutions as The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This exhibition features works specially selected for their relationships to the Toledo Museum of Art and representative of the artist’s studio in New England. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. Location: Wolfe Gallery Mezzanine, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. Information: www.toledomuseum.org.
Through May 4
Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s playfully sensual companion paintings, the Toledo Museum of Art’s Blind-Man’s Buff and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid’s The See-Saw, are reunited for the first time in 25 years. Painted as companion pieces, the two works remained together from their creation in the early 1750s until they came onto the open market in 1954. They were reunited in temporary exhibitions in London in 1968 and in Paris and New York in 1987 and 1988. Fragonard, considered one of the premier artists of the Rococo era of 18th-century French painting, is known for portraying romantic pastoral themes with fluidity and skill. This focus exhibition also includes engravings and a selection of French decorative arts of the 18th century. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m.””4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Location: Gallery 28, Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: 419-255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.
Through May 11
The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden will present 100 paintings, photographs, drawings, prints and sculptures by some of the most acclaimed European and American artists from the 16th to the late 20th century. This glorious major exhibition explores the art, design and evolution of Paris’ famed Tuileries Garden and its impact on such artists as Édouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Childe Hassam and many others. It also pays tribute to the celebrated garden designer André Le Nôtre, who designed for King Louis XIV the magnificent and highly influential gardens for the Tuileries Palace and the Palace of Versailles. The Tuileries, which stretches several thousand feet from the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde in central Paris, was originally created in 1564 and has for centuries been a key Parisian venue for art. This special exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Portland Art Museum, Oregon and the Toledo Museum of Art in partnership with the Musée du Louvre. Admission: Free for Museum members; nonmembers pay $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for students and seniors. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, Canaday Gallery, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: www.toledomuseum.org.
Through May 18
Paper Roses looks at human interaction with nature, landscape and garden design. Assembled entirely from the Toledo Museum of Art’s own collection, the show presents more than 100 prints, drawings, books and photographs by some of the most acclaimed European and American artists from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, Works on Paper Gallery, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: www.toledomuseum.org.
Ticket Watch
Tickets are now on sale for the following events:
Chelsea Handler — March 6, 8 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $55-$75; 216-241-2121, www.theqarena.com.
Travis Tritt — March 7, 8 p.m., Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, Northfield. $38-$69; 855-660-7625, www.ticketmaster.com.
Amos Lee — March 8, 7:30 p.m., Lakewood Civic Auditorium, Lakewood. $33.50-$48.50; 216-529-4081, www.ticketmaster.com.
Demi Lovato — March 27, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $29.50-$59.50; 216-241-2121, www.theqarena.com.
Jim Gaffigan — March 28, 7:30 p.m., State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland. $39.75-$49.75; 216-771-4444, www.playhousesquare.org.
Billy Joel — April 1, 8 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $49.50-$119.50; 216-241-2121, www.theqarena.com.
Il Divo — May 31, 8 p.m., Palace Theatre, Columbus. $62.60-$143.80; 614-469-9850, www.ticketmaster.com.
Katy Perry — Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $29.50-$103.50; 216-241-2121, www.theqarena.com.


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