As the Internet has grown so have resources available for genealogists. In addition to free information, paid-subscription services are increasing. Most are huge databases that extend a genealogist’s search for family history around the globe. Making the most of subscription-based resources is the focus of the Internet Genealogy II Class taking place Saturday, May 17 at the Hayes Presidential Center. The class is sponsored by RootsMagic¢. Hayes Presidential Center Head Librarian Becky Hill, an experienced genealogist, is the instructor. She introduces attendees to such sites as Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3.com, NewEnglandAncestors.org and Archives.com. Hill offers tips on how to efficiently search these sites, as well as how to print out and share what you find. The Research Library at the Hayes Presidential Center is home to one of the area’s most comprehensive collections of genealogy resource materials. Knowledgeable staff always is on hand to help with questions and advice. The library offers several computers that can be used by the public free of charge. All of the paid-subscription genealogy sites discussed at the class can be accessed for free using these computers. Admission: $10 adults and $5 students through high school. Pre-registration is required. Call 419-332-2081, ext. 231, or email email@example.com. Time: 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont. Information: www.rbhayes.org or 419-332-2081.
THE DIXIE JAZZ COMPANY
May 14 and 15
The Toledo Poznan Alliance Board has announced The Dixie Jazz Company, a Polish jazz band from Poznan, Poland, is coming to Toledo for two shows on Wednesday, May 14 and Thursday May 15, 2014 at the University of Toledo, Center for Performing Arts’ Recital Hall. Dixie Company started performing in 1993 and is a traditional jazz band. Over the past 21 years the band has given hundreds of shows and taken part in a number of prestigious events and festivals in Poland and other European countries. The band performed during jazz festivals and gave concerts in jazz clubs in France, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden and Hungary. For the last couple of years Dixie Company has successfully organized the Old Jazz Festival in Poznan. Tickets are available from the Lourdes University Franciscan Center, by calling 419-824-3999, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. payable by cash or check. Checks are to be made payable to Toledo Poznan Alliance. Admission: $20 adults, $10 students. Time: 7 p.m. Location: University of Toledo, Center for Performing Arts, Recital Hall, 2801 W Bancroft St, Toledo. Information: 419-824-3999.
MUSIC IN THE PARLOR
Rutherford and Lucy Hayes maintained a very musical household, whether they were living in the White House or their Fremont residence. The Hayes Presidential Center celebrates the presidential couple’s love of performance with a new event taking place inside the newly restored Hayes Home. Music in the Parlor takes place Sunday, May 18 in the elegant Library Parlor of the Hayes mansion. Seating is limited; advance reservation required. For reservations please call 419-332-2081, ext. 238. Music in the Parlor features the talents of the Dodworth Duo, a sub-group of the Dodworth Saxhorn Band that performs regularly at Greenfield Village in Michigan. Artists Julie Craigo (soprano) and Ted Badgerow (tenor) will bring to life songs of the 19th century “” principally those of the Dodworth era (1835-1895) in a concert titled “America’s Past in History & Song.” Their presentation is historically informative and invites audience participation. Among the instruments that may accompany the vocalists are guitar, banjo, fife, harmonica, and penny whistle. Admission: $8 adults, $4 children age 12 and younger. Time: 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Location: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Information: www.rbhayes.org or 419-332-2081.
The Fostoria Community Band will perform as part of a Memorial Day concert on Monday, May 26, at Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria. 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. Upcoming outdoor concert dates for the band include 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: Free. Time: 10 a.m. Location: Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria. Information: Bob Feisel 419-435-5533.
A special event performance of “Moonglow” will be presented at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre Mother’s Day weekend, May 8-11, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter. A comic-drama written Kim Carney and directed by Paul Causman, the play will feature Madge Levinson as Maxine, a woman at the onset of Alzheimer’s disease who is unwillingly moved into an assisted living facility after a kitchen fire and an incident that injures her grandson. Maxine’s attitude begins to change once she meets another elderly resident, Joe, played by Guy Sutherland, and the two discover a mutual connection having both danced at a popular Detroit ballroom in the early ’40s. Through their diseased fog of confusion and sometimes humorous remains of a memory, a relationship is born. “Moonglow” is based on a true story of the author and her own mother and addresses the experience of making unsettling decisions of how to care for elderly parents. Admission: $15. Discounted tickets of $10 will be available to individuals that are registering for the CEUs but must be purchased by calling the box office. Time: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Location: Toledo Repertiore Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo. Information: 419-243-9277 or visit www.toledorep.org.
May 17 and 18
On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness-or genius-will she inherit? Admission: $11 adults and $7 students. Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Location: The National Theatre at The Ritz, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: www.ritztheatre.org.
WEST SIDE STORY
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: www.npacvw.org.
May 16 and 17
Neos Dance Theatre’s Symbiosis II presents an evening of work created exclusively by female choreographers. Symbiosis II will be performed at The University of Akron’s Paul A. Daum Theatre, Kolbe Hall on May 16 and 17 with a post-show panel discussion. Symbiosis II is the result of collaborations between dancers, choreographers, students, live streaming video, and audience communication. The evening will include work from Neos resident choreographer, Mary-Elizabeth Fenn, and National Choreographic Competition winner, Penny Saunders. May 16th will feature a world premiere of Saunders’ work. Admission: Pre-sale tickets are $20 general admission or $13 for students and senior citizens. At the door ticket prices are $25 general admission or $17 for students and senior citizens. Time: 8 p.m. Location: The University of Akron’s Paul A. Daum Theatre, Kolbe Hall, 328 E. Buchtel Ave, Akron. Information: www.neosdancetheatre.org.
NEW ART WORK BY
Through May 31
Janealla Killebrew will be the featured member at The Gaslight Gallery during the month of May. An opening reception will be held during Findlay’s Art Walk on May 2 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Best known for her watercolor paintings, for this exhibit, Janealla has created several new pieces in that medium. Also included will be some of her collage work, photography, charcoal drawings and a series of cut-paper note cards. Janealla recently retired after teaching art for 38 years, and now spends time painting and creating in her studio in the historic Jones Building in downtown Findlay. She also is a member of the Findlay Art League, gives private art lessons, and is co-owner of The Gaslight Gallery. Admission: Free. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday. Location: The Gaslight Gallery, 117 E. Crawford St., Findlay. Information: www.thegaslightgallery.org.
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.
THE ART OF THE LOUVRE’S TUILERIES GARDEN
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.
GARDEN-INSPIRED WORKS ON PAPER
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.
Through May 30
The Findlay Art League May Show, a member only show, is now in the FAL Gallery. Hours: 11 a.m.””3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Location: The Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St., Findlay. Information: www.findlayartleague.com.
IN FINE FEATHER: BIRDS, ART & SCIENCE
Through July 6
John James Audubon, Alexander Wilson, John Gould and Roger Tory Peterson are among the well-known artists represented in this exhibition of 45 works from the Middle Ages forward, including hand-colored engravings, etchings, lithographs, watercolors and books. While some are from the Museum’s own collection, many are on loan from local libraries and collectors, including the Toledo Club, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the Ohio Historical Society. The exhibition chronicles the intersection of natural science and art in the pursuit of describing and identifying birds, from a medieval treatise on falconry to John James Audubon’s Birds of America and today’s modern field guide. 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 18, Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: www.toledomuseum.org
Tickets are now on sale for the following events:
Alice in Chains — May 19, 7:30 p.m., Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland. $47.35-$58.85; 216-912-7032. www.livenation.com.
Chicago — May 20, 8 p.m., Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, Northfield. $71.40-$129.25; 330-908-7625, www.hardrock.com.
Jack Johnson with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros — May 30, 7:30 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $46.85-$73.90 ; 330-920-8040, www.ticketmaster.com.
Lady Antebellum — May 31, 7 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $39.75-$68; 330-920-8040, www.ticketmaster.com.
Il Divo — May 31, 8 p.m., Palace Theatre, Columbus. $62.60-$143.80; 614-469-9850, www.ticketmaster.com.
Tim McGraw — June 8, 7 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $62.70-$267.75; 330-920-8040, www.ticketmaster.com.
Ray LaMontagne — June 11, 7:30 p.m., Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland. $40.50-$70; 216-912-7032. www.livenation.com.
Arctic Monkeys — June 22, 8 p.m., Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland. $47.35; 216-912-7032. www.livenation.com.
Dave Matthews Band — June 27, 7 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $53.35-$89.90; 330-920-8040, www.ticketmaster.com.
Motley Crue with Alice Cooper — July 8, 7 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus. $36.50-$267; 614-292-2624, www.ticketmaster.com.
James Taylor — July 25, 8 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $40-$123.65; 330-920-8040, www.ticketmaster.com.
Panic! At The Disco — July 30, 7:30 p.m., Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland. $29.50-$39.50; 216-912-7032. www.livenation.com.
OneRepublic with The Script — Aug. 6, 7 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $42.50-$96.90; 330-920-8040, www.ticketmaster.com.
Katy Perry — Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $29.50-$103.50; 216-241-2121, www.theqarena.com.
Kiss & Def Leppard — Aug. 26, 7 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $31.50-$1.250; 330-920-8040, www.ticketmaster.com.