ANTIQUE CAR GATHERING
Antique car collectors from throughout the Midwest will be meeting in Archbold on Saturday for the annual Antique Car Gathering at Sauder Village. More than 110 antique automobiles are registered for this popular spring event – offering a unique view of the automobiles of days gone by. Add to that the chance to ride in and even drive an antique car, and you have the makings of a fun-filled day at Sauder Village. Again this year car enthusiasts are coming from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to display their antique automobiles in the historic village. From a 1921 Model T Roadster Truck and a 1931 Chevy Coup to a 1912 Overland and a 1928 Whippet “” there will be a wide variety of unique automobiles on display again this year. Many exhibitors plan to give demonstrations and will be available to answer questions about these unique vehicles. Throughout the afternoon, guests will have an opportunity to take a ride in an antique car and there will be a special drawing for one adult to win a chance to actually drive a car. Activities will take place throughout the day, weather permitting, and some are available on a first come, first served basis. Admission: $16 adults, $10 students ages 6-16. Children 5 and under are free. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold. Information: www.saudervillage.org or 800-590-9755.
LOST ARTS FESTIVAL
Try primitive archery, see pioneer-era reenactors and craftsmen and enjoy nature with your own picnic lunch during the Lost Arts Festival. The festival is Saturday and Sunday at Seven Eagles Historical Education Center. Among the other skills visitors can see are a wheelwright making a wooden wheel, a soap maker, flint knappers and a blacksmith forging iron in the historic blacksmith shop. More displays may include campfire cooking, hand sewing and other glimpses into the lives of pioneers. Along with a visit to an authentic 1800 log cabin, the homestead will feature animals to see and pet, and then visitors can tour the rest of the grounds which includes a Native American longhouse, trapper’s cabin and Scottish tavern. Admission and parking are free, but donations are encouraged. Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday Location: Seven Eagles Historical Education Center, 16486 Wapakoneta Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio.
TIFFIN FLEA MARKET
Stop on out to one of the largest flea markets in Northwest Ohio. The Seneca County Jr. Fair Foundation is once again hosting the Tiffin Flea Market. More than eight buildings to peruse as well as 200 outside vendors offering a variety of things available rain or shine. A breakfast is offered from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. both mornings and food concessions will be available throughout the day. Camping is available for $20 a night and includes water and electricity. Pets are not allowed in the show areas. Admission: Free. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Seneca County Fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin. Information: www.tiffinfleamarket.com or 419-447-9613.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 ANDERSONS STORY
Sauder Village is hosting a free Agricultural Lecture Series at the Heritage Inn this season in conjunction with the renovation of the historic Grist Mill. Richard P. Anderson, Chairman of The Andersons, Inc., will present the first lecture on Monday with a program showcasing the history of the Andersons company and their impact on agriculture in Northwest Ohio. Anderson will share the Anderson’s story with video clips from a WGTE program on this topic and his insights from the Anderson Company. Anderson, has been with The Andersons, Inc. since his father, Harold, founded it in 1947. The Andersons, Inc. is a respected leader and dominant regional player in the grain industry. Starting as a crew boss on construction of the first elevator in Maumee, Anderson worked his way up through the company. He was named managing partner in 1978 and president and chief executive officer in 1986. In 1996, he was named Chairman of the Board. Admission: Free. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold. Information: www.saudervillage.org.
SMALL LAYOUT DESIGN GROUP
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc. is hosting the second annual Small Layout Design Group on May 31. Attendees can observe and discus modeling techniques and theories of small layouts, table-top displays, shelf layouts and how they can be designed and built for enjoyment and modeling satisfaction. Featured items will include: micro layouts, modular layouts, display layouts, table top layouts, quarter scale train rides, HO layout in progress, Lionel layout, G scale overhead layout, discussion of techniques, foam core layouts, exhibition style layouts and discussion of layout lighting. This meet is about promoting the design and building of small, micro, exhibition and modular layouts and is put on by modelers for modelers. This is the second year for this meet and the object is to raise awareness of small and modular layouts that can fit into any home. Admission: $2 adults and $1 children 12 and under. Admission includes train ride. Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc., 11600 Hancock County 99 & I 75 exit 161, Findlay.
On May 18, the Symphony Chamber Orchestra performs at the historic Peninsular Farms in Fremont. The program is as follows and includes the popular “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copland: “Overture to La gazza ladra” by Rossini; “Pavane from Symphonette No. 2″ by Gould; “Stephen Foster Medley” arranged by Kibbe; “The Long-Eared Fox and the Wild-Eyed Man” by Chambers; “Ashokan Farewell” by Ungar; “Selections from American Brass Band Journal” by Friedrich; “Blue Tango” by Anderson; “Hoe-down: by Copeland; and “Beautiful Ohio.” Audience members are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets, as the concert is in a natural setting outdoors. Guided nature walks of the property will embark at 2 p.m. and run every 15 minutes. Parking will be available onsite. Admission: Free, but tickets must be reserved. Toledo-area tickets are available via the Toledo Symphony box office at 1838 Parkwood Ave, Toledo, or by calling 419-246-8000. Fremont and Sandusky-area tickets are available through the Sandusky County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 712 North St, Fremont. The Visitor’s Bureau can be reached at 419-332-4470. Time: 4 p.m. Location: Peninsular Farms, one mile north of Fremont in Sandusky Township on Whittaker Drive off Port Clinton Road. Information: www.blackswamp.org.
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.
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.
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.
June 6-7, 13-15 and 19-22
To end its 2013-14 main stage season, the Toledo Repertoire Theatre will present “The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein” for nine performances in June. Based on the 1974 cult-classic movie, the musical tells the story of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, a brilliant medical professor (played by Trent Dorner), who must go to Transylvania to settle the estate of his late grandfather, Dr. Victor Frankenstein (played by Patrick Flanagan). After arriving, he meets his new assistant Igor (played by Patrick Boyer) and the housekeeper Frau Blucher (played by Lydia Schafer). Frederick must decide whether to keep his respectable medical career and socialite fiancée, Elizabeth Benning (played by Lindsey Denham) or embrace his destiny and true love Inga (played by Kristen Kukic) and make a Monster (played by Reed Reamsnyder). Other cast members include Heath Huber as Inspector Kemp, Matthew Johnston as Ziggy the Village Idiot, and Brien Sewell as Harold the Hermit. The book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan is brimming with favorite jokes from the movie (“Put the candle back!”), slapstick and sight-gags. Mel Brooks also wrote new music and lyrics for the show, and the audience favorite, Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” remains in the musical. The production is under the direction of Amy Spaulding-Heuring with music direction by Jamie Dauel and choreography by Ashley Nowak. Admission: $24.75 adults, $22.75 seniors 60 and over, $9.75 students and $4.75 Child 12 and under. Time: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Location: Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo. Information: www.toledorep.org or 419-243-9277.
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.
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.