ENJOY MEMORIAL DAY AT
Memorial Day weekend historically marks the start of the summer vacation season. A time-honored, family get-away in the Midwest “” Sauder Village is ready to welcome guests of all ages to the historic village, restaurant, campground and inn for a memorable holiday weekend. Recognized as Ohio’s largest living-history village, this award-winning destination offers plenty for guests to see and do. Throughout the Historic Village, guests can experience life in Ohio through activities and stories shared in the community shops, Native American area, Pioneer Settlement, historic homes, farms and gardens. Guests of all ages enjoy visiting places like the 1910 Homestead, District 16 School, Grist Mill, Herb Shop, Depot, Church and General Store as well as taking a ride on the Erie Express Train or the horse and buggy. There will be a variety of cooking demonstrations taking place in the historic homes. While daily activities will vary, some of the demonstrations may include making Rhubarb Sauce, Potato Soup and homemade bread. Guests may also have an opportunity to try making noodles, apple butter rolls, rolling out a pie crust, churning butter and shelling dried beans. Admission: $16 adults, $14 seniors, $10 students ages 6 to 16 and free for members, military personnel and their families and children 5 and under. Children 16 and under are free Sunday. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Monday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Location: Sauder Village 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold. Information: 419-446-2541 or www.saudervillage.org.
SMALL LAYOUT DESIGN
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.
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.
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 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.
THE ART OF KENNETH F.
Through June 20
A retrospective exhibit of the life’s work of Kenneth F. Smith is on display at the University of Findlay’s Lea Gallery in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion. Kenneth F. Smith was born Nov. 8, 1907 in Lancaster. His artistic talent surfaced at an early age. In his late teens he attended classes at the Chicago Art Institute. Though primarily a Sunday painter during his life, he was quite prolific in the variety and volume of his artwork. Ken worked as a designer in his early years for several sign companies including Artcraft and Neon Products in Lima. During World War II he worked as an engineering draftsman for Westinghouse in Fairmont, West Virginia. After the war Ken returned to Neon Products in Lima and retired from that company. During his retirement he spent several years in the St. Petersburg and Dunedin, Florida area. He was a member of the Creative Artist Guild in Dunedin. He was a founding member of the Lima Art Association, later ArtSpace Lima. The exhibit includes 44 paintings and drawings that include pastels, charcoal, oils, pencil, colored pencil and watercolors. Admission: Free. Time: 8 a.m.””8 p.m. Sunday through Saturday, Location: University of Findlay, Lea Gallery at the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay.
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:
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.