Weekend: Get Out!

Through 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
April 12
The Grand Rapids Arts Council will sponsor the second annual Run to the Rapids 5K on Saturday, April 12. The run benefits the ALS Association in honor of our former president, Julie Pontasch, who was diagnosed with the disease in July of 2012. The ALS Association provides support for victims and their families, both financial and emotional. Last year runners and sponsors donated $2,500 to the ALS Association. The goal for 2014 is to attract over 200 runners and donate over $4,000 to the association. If you would like to help sponsor this worthwhile event or volunteer to help with the race, please contact Rita Foos, Race Director, at 419-340-6545. For registration forms, please visit our website, Runners will be rewarded at the finish line with Kathy’s Soft Scones, LaRoe’s famous pumpkin muffins and other yummy treats. Participants will also receive t shirts and a bag of goodies. Admission: Before April 1, registration is $20. Day-of is $25. Time: Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and race starts at 9 a.m. Location: Blubell Island, Front Street, Grand Rapids. Information:
April 26
A fishing derby will be held by the Friends of the Rieck Center on Saturday, April 26. Youngsters, 15 and under, will need to bring a pole, tackle and bate (no minnows) to enter. An inexpensive food concession will be available. Prizes will be available for each age group. Pre-register before April 19 to get free tackle door prizes. Admission: Free. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Location: The Rieck Center, Township Road 166, 1.3 miles east of Ohio 37 S. Information:

April 26
A “Music Tea”, the first of this season’s Victorian Theme Teas offered by the Tiffin Historic Trust, will feature the flute and acoustic guitar duo of Mackenzie Honaker and Howard Cole, of Heidelberg University. Tours of the Grammes-Brown House are included with the admission donation. Seating is limited. Admission: $20. Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: Grammes-Brown House, 172 Jefferson St, Tiffin. Information: Contact Nancy Cook at 419-447-0665 or e-mail for further information and to place reservations.
April 10, 17 and 24
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.
April 6
The Fostoria Community Band will present a Spring Concert on Sunday, April 6, at the Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School. The band is under the direction of Justin Brinkman and is made up of approximately 50 members ranging in age from high school students to senior citizens. The members come from Fostoria and the surrounding area. The band begins its 20th year with a program that will include marches, hymns, folk tunes and old time favorites. Some of the pieces that will be performed at the concert will include “God of Our Fathers,” “The Black Horse Troop,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “American Riversongs.” Refreshments will be served during a short intermission. Upcoming outdoor concert dates for the band include Memorial Day ceremonies, May 26, at Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria, at 10 a.m.; June 8 at Hedges-Boyer Park in Tiffin, at 7:30 p.m.; June 15 at Foundation Park in Fostoria, at 7:30 p.m.; and June 25 at Riverside Park in Findlay, at 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy live music performed by local musicians. Admission: Donations will be accepted following the concert to support the band. Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School, 1202 H.L. Ford Dr., Fostoria. Information: Bob Feisel 419-435-5533.
April 4-6, 10-13
The Toledo Repertoire Theatre will present Tennessee Williams’ classic drama “The Glass Menagerie.”. Directed by Jeffrey J. Albright, this memory play depicts the story of Amanda Wingfield – a remnant of a Southern Belle, now living in poverty with her son, Tom, and her disabled daughter, Laura – who longs to provide her children a life with purpose and direction. Tom escapes to alcohol and the movies, while Amanda’s anxiety for her daughter’s marriage prospects drives Laura further into isolation from the outside world. A dinner guest of Tom’s is maneuvered as a possible suitor for Laura, but the worlds of illusion that both mother and daughter have created soon crash around them. Admission: adults $19.75, seniors $17.75, students $9.75 and $4.75 for children 12 and under. Time: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Location: Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo. Information: or 419-243-9277.
May 11
The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of West Side Story is coming to Northwest Ohio. Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the associate director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award-nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy from Oz, The Life). West Side Story tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.” The musical is written by three theatrical luminaries: two-time Tony Award winner Arthur Laurents (book) and multiple Tony and Grammy Award winners Leonard Bernstein (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics) in his Broadway debut. It features scenic designs by James Youmans, costumes by Tony Award nominee David C. Woolard, lighting by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley and sound design by Peter McBoyle. Admission: $27-$52 Time: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert. Information:
April 7-24
The University of Findlay will host the 2014 Juried Student Art Exhibition April 7-24 with a reception from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, in the Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery, on campus. The awards will be announced at 7:30 p.m. Categories will include painting, drawing and mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, design, digital photography, film photography and visual communication. Andreas Baumgartner, assistant professor of art at Bluffton University, will judge the show. Admission: Free. Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Location: Lea Gallery, Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, The University of Findlay, 1000 N. Main St. 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 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:

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
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:
Alabama Shakes — May 7, 7:30 p.m., Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, Northfield. $47.35; 330-908-7625,
Chicago — May 20, 8 p.m., Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, Northfield. $71.40-$129.25; 330-908-7625,
Lady Antebellum — May 31, 7 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $39.75-$68; 330-920-8040,
Il Divo — May 31, 8 p.m., Palace Theatre, Columbus. $62.60-$143.80; 614-469-9850,
Panic! At The Disco — July 30, 7:30 p.m., Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland. $29.50-$39.50; 216-912-7032.
Katy Perry — Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $29.50-$103.50; 216-241-2121,



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