SUMMER BREAK WITH GIRL SCOUTS
This summer, girls will have the opportunity to participate in our Girl Scout Animal Discovery Days. This is a great way for girls to explore the fun and adventure of Girl Scouts. During this summer, girls will learn about the many different ways they can work with animals and discover how animals are trained all while having fun with girls their own age. This Girl Scouting opportunity is open to all girls entering fourth through eighth grade. Girls will have three sessions to choose from: June 11 from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Humane Society in Findlay; June 18 from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Challenge Champions in Ottawa, and June 25 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ottawa Scout House in Ottawa. Admission: $10 for each session or $20 for all three. Information: Lynn Bryan at 419-225-4085 or email@example.com.
MUSTER ON THE MAUMEE
June 14 and 15
Muster on the Maumee is one of the largest and most diverse historical timeline events in the country and will take place this Saturday and Sunday. Military re-enactors will portray soldiers from ten centuries including Vikings, Medieval Archers, The War of 1812, The American Civil and both World Wars. During the weekend, visitors will learn about historic battle techniques and will see weapons demonstrations, including the 16-foot-long pike, long bow and historic artillery. Visitors can also see living historians, craftsmen and artisans in “Sutler’s Row”. Admission: $9 adults, $8 seniors 60 and up, $5 students, $1 OHS members, free for children 5 and under and active duty military and their family. Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. Information: www.fortmeigs.org/muster
DAIRY DAYS AND TRACTOR EVENT
Celebrate the rich agricultural history and rural heritage of Northwest Ohio during the Dairy Days and Tractor Event at Sauder Village. Guests are invited to enjoy life on the farm during Dairy Days from June 17-22 and the Tractors, Tractors, Tractors event on Saturday, June 21. June is National Dairy Month “” a time to celebrate America’s great bounty of dairy products, the important role these products play in our diet and the dairy farmers who help bring them to our table. From Tuesday, June 17 through Sunday, June 22, Sauder Village will host Dairy Days to help celebrate this national event. While activities and demonstrations will vary from day-to-day, costumed guides will be preparing dairy-related recipes throughout the week and there will be historic recipes for guests to pick up and try at home. Some of the dairy-related historic cooking demonstrations planned include making cottage cheese pudding and schmearcase. Guests will be able to try their hand at churning butter and help roll out the crust for a buttermilk pie. Throughout the week guests will also have a chance to visit the cows and the Jersey calf in the barnyard area. There will be many dairy recipes and information about dairy nutrition and life on a modern dairy farm for guests to pick-up. At Little Pioneers Homestead guests will want to try their hand at milking the fiberglass cow. This full-size Holstein cow provides a way for guests to safely try milking a cow. It continues to be a favorite activity for guests of all ages. On Saturday, June 21 the “Tractors, Tractors, Tractors” event will combine with Dairy Days for an even more in-depth agricultural experience. This tractor-themed event will focus on the machines that make farming possible. More than 50 antique tractors will be on display in the Historic Village. The historic tractors are from the 1930s to the 1960s. There will also be a Pedal Tractor Pull. There will also be a special hands-on agri-science activity station presented by Imagination Station of Toledo. Admission: $16 adults, $10 students ages 6-16, free for children 5 and under and active duty military and family. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. Location: Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold. Information: www.saudervillage.org
SOAP BOX RACE
The Children’s Museum of Findlay is hosting the first annual Soap Box Race. Entries for “racecars” are still being accepted, but registration ends June 13. Pre-designed kits are available for purchase or design your own. Come out and join the fun on Saturday. Enjoy food, games, prizes, activities and the soap box race. The race is intended for children in kindergarten up to adults, but all ages are welcome. Admission: $35 to participate, free to watch. Time: 10 a.m. Location: Findlay Village Mall, 1800 Tiffin Ave. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cmfindlay.com/soapbox.
ARTISTS INVITED TO ENTER 95TH TOLEDO AREA ARTISTS EXHIBITION
The Toledo Museum of Art is accepting submissions for the 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition. This year the call for submissions has a new twist. Artists will be invited to take part in the show based on a digital portfolio of their work. The exhibition, which will be on view Nov. 21 through Jan. 3, 2015 in the Canaday Gallery, continues the Museum’s tradition of celebrating and recognizing the best work by artists in this region. While the exhibition has been in existence nearly a century, the Museum has made a number of changes this year to keep it fresh and relevant to the growing artistic community within a 150-mile radius. In addition to boosting prize money to $10,000–the Best of Show award is $5,000–the exhibition will be displayed primarily in the spacious Canaday Gallery, where a greater variety of media, including site-specific installations, can be shown. Artists are asked to submit a digital portfolio of up to 10 works representing their best work in any medium. The portfolios will be reviewed by the Museum’s Associate Director Amy Gilman and Mellon Fellow Halona Norton-Westbrook, who is exhibition curator. Artists invited to take part will work with Norton-Westbrook in selecting which of their works will represent them in the show. A yet-to-be named outside adjudicator will select the prize winners. The deadline to submit portfolios is midnight June 30. Artists selected will be notified in mid-July. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St, Toledo. Information: www.toledomuseum.org.
VERANDAH CONCERT SERIES
June 11-Aug. 20
Trained as both a pianist and lawyer, it was an introduction to “boogie woogie” music that led Matthew Ball to choose music over law. The Michigan native opens the 2014 Verandah Concert series at the Hayes Presidential Center on Wednesday. The 80-foot long verandah of the home of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes serves as the stage for the performance. Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets and choose a favorite spot on the expansive and shady lawn in front of the home. Before the music begins at 7 p.m., everyone is invited to enjoy an old fashioned ice cream social. Serving begins at 6:45 p.m. In the event of thunderstorms, the concert will be canceled; call 419-332-2081 for updates. Other performances in the 2014 series include: June 25 “” Lake Plains Chorus (barbershop music); July 9 “” Terra Brass Choir; July 23 “” Honey Creek Preservation ‘Jass’ Band; Aug. 6 “” Cottonwood Jam String Band; and Aug. 20 “” North Coast Big Band. Admission: Free. Time: 7 p.m. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont. Information: 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
JIMMY BUFFETT DRIVE-IN
Kenton’s Hi-Road Drive-In will host a live cast of Jimmy Buffett’s concert. The “Live At The Drive-In” performance will be simultaneously broadcast to drive-ins across the country. Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band, for the first time from such a venue, will perform live from the Coyote Drive-In in Panther Island, near Fort Worth, Texas. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Hi-Road box office and concession stand after 8 p.m. each evening or by logging on to the theater’s website at www.hiroaddrivein.com. Tickets are also available at www.Margaritaville.com/liveatthedrive-in. Tickets will also be available the night of the show. The concession stand will be open during the event. Patrons bringing food to the concert will be required to purchase a $5 food permit per vehicle. Admission: $18 per person with a minimum of two tickets per vehicle. Time: Box office opens at 6 p.m. Concert begins at 8 p.m. Location: Hi-Road Drive-In, 8059 U.S. N 68, just north of Kenton. Information: www.hiroaddrivein.com or www.Margaritaville.com/liveatthedrive-in.
RHYTHM ON THE RIVER ARTS SERIES
The first program of the Rhythm on the River Arts Series for the 2014 season will be presented by the 730 Club on Sunday, June 22. The 730 Club band is a local, regional and nationally touring soft rock, classic alternative, R&B, pop and jazz/rock show band. The band features originally interpreted covers of some of the greatest songs from the last four decades, as well their own original songs performed in a universally entertaining show. The founding members of the 730 Club, Mary and Glenn, have been performing together for nearly 20 years. Their vocal quality, range, and diversity guarantee to entertain audiences of all types. The Rhythm programs are held in the Wright Pavilion. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and join us in this beautiful setting alongside the Maumee River and enjoy this group’s musicianship. Admission: Free. Time: 4 p.m. Location: Wright Pavilion located on the towpath between the canal and the Maumee River at the end of Lincoln Street behind LaRoe’s Restaurant.
June 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.
THE ART OF VIDEO GAMES
June 19 — Sept. 28
Striking visual effects and the creative use of new technology in games take center stage in this interactive traveling exhibition, one of the first to examine video games as an art form. The exhibition features playable games, such as PacMan, Super Mario Brothers and Flower, and renderings and video interviews with key game developers and artists. The Art of Video Games also displays interactive kiosks with an extensive selection of home consoles from the Atari VCS to the PlayStation 3. 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. Closed Monday. Location: Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St, Toledo. Information: www.toledomuseum.org
THE ART OF KENNETH F. SMITH 1907-1983
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:
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.
Mötley Crüe 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.