Weekend: Get Out!

March 1 – April 12
A new craft program will allow guests to “Discover Handmade” this winter at Sauder Village. Through mid-April craftsmen will present free demonstrations on Saturdays in the Sauder Village Welcome Center. Craft demonstrations will vary each week. The “Discover Handmade” demonstrations are scheduled through Saturday, April 12. A complete schedule of programs is posted online at 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. 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

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
March 8 and 9
The Olde Stark Antique Faire will feature over 100 dealers and collectors. Nostalgic collegtables of every description from fine heirlooms to folk art await your perusal. Included are antique furniture, pottery, porcelain, crystal, clocks, quilts, linens, lamps, home decor, postcards, old toys and dolls, rustic primitives, tools, art deco, militaria, sports memorabilia, coins, vintage clothing and jewelry, books, prints and more. Dave Morris will do free appraisals at his booth during the show and Jean Piero will demonstrate the art of chair caning. Admission: $5 per day or $6 for two day pass and children under 12 are free. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Location: Stark County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Building, 305 Wertz Ave., Canton. Information: 330-794-9100 or
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
March 15
Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train is a live show based upon the PBS series that embraces and celebrates the fascination that children have with both dinosaurs and trains. Come join Buddy, Tiny, Don and all of their friends and family in this fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth … and rode in trains. Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy’s Big Adventure will bring the beloved stars of the hit PBS series to your hometown for the first time. From giant King to teeny Tiny, all of our friends will be brought to life in an exciting, original, musical story created just for the stage where our audience is always a part of the action. Utilizing lush projected backgrounds and vistas, magical special effects that fill the theatre, a full sized replica of the Dinosaur Train, unique hybrid puppeteered costume characters and an engaging live host, the dinosaur pals and their adventures will truly seem larger than life. Guests will have an opportunity to meet the characters after the show and capture a memorable picture. Also, as a sweet reward, all ticketed patrons will be entered to win a Dinosaur Train themed cake from the regions very own cakery, CakeCrazy. Admission: $12-$27. Time: 3 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert. Information: 419-238-NPAC or
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 7
Sawyer Brown has released 16 studio albums and toured worldwide performing their pop country music. They experienced the height of their career when they were named Vocal Band of the Year by the Music City News Country Music Awards six years in a row from 1993-98. Through the years more than 50 singles entered the country charts including three #1 hits: “Step That Step,” “Some Girls Do” and “Thank God for You.” Admission: $30-$60. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-8544 or
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:
March 13
With more than 20 instruments, Lone Raven performs an eclectic blend of Celtic, world and acoustic music, including its own compositions. The band’s instrumentals are fueled by the award-winning guitar playing of Neil Jacobs and the fiddles of Elizabeth Blickenstaff and Kara Markley, and driven by the rhythm section of Craig Markley and Sid Omasta. The band has recorded 11 CDs, including its most recent release, “Flight to Hinterland.” Admission: $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and non-Bluffton students and $10 for children ages 6-13. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University, 1 University Dr. Information: or 419-358-3350.
March 13
With a varied selection of music planned for the evening, this year’s concert is sure to delight music lovers of all ages. Some highlights of the program include “Pomp and Circumstance March #4 “” Prelude to Die” by Elgar, “The Veil of Pierette: Wedding Waltz” by Dohnanyi, and “Hayman Symphonic: Impressions from The Music Man” arranged by Willson. Anderson’s “Irish Suite” and Offenbach’s “Overture to La Belle” are also part of this evening performance. Admission: $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold. Information:
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
March 6-21
The Neon Heater Art Gallery is pleased to welcome the Everything Is Collective from Bloomington, Ind., for the exhibition of their latest work Deliberate Operations. This exhibition at the Neon Heater features work from the EIC publication DELIBERATE OPERATIONS 1[2] and marks the occasion of its U.S. release, and will run concurrently with an exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden. Everything Is Collective features the artwork of Aaron Hegert, Jason Lukas and Zachary Norman. More information on DELIBERATE OPERATIONS and the Everything Is Collective can be found at their website: The exhibition will feature photographic and installation works. An opening reception will be held Thursday, March 6 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Regular gallery hours will continue on March 10. Weekend visitation can be arranged by appointment. Admission: Free. Hours: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Location: The Neon Heater Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the historic Jones Building, at 4001/2 S. Main St., Room 22, Findlay. Information:

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:
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:
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:
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:
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,
Travis Tritt — March 7, 8 p.m., Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, Northfield. $38-$69; 855-660-7625,
Amos Lee — March 8, 7:30 p.m., Lakewood Civic Auditorium, Lakewood. $33.50-$48.50; 216-529-4081,
Demi Lovato — March 27, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $29.50-$59.50; 216-241-2121,
Jim Gaffigan — March 28, 7:30 p.m., State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland. $39.75-$49.75; 216-771-4444,
Billy Joel — April 1, 8 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $49.50-$119.50; 216-241-2121,
Il Divo — May 31, 8 p.m., Palace Theatre, Columbus. $62.60-$143.80; 614-469-9850,
Katy Perry — Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $29.50-$103.50; 216-241-2121,



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