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GENEALOGY CLASS
Today
The first class of the “Learning About Your Past” series will give an overview on how to create an online family tree with an Ancestry.com subscription. Becky Hill, head librarian at the Hayes Presidential Library and an experienced genealogist, leads these classes. Admission: $10, can be paid at the door or online. Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.

FROZEN IN TIME
Today
Sauder Village’s Frozen in Time Festival will feature ice-carving demonstrations, ice princesses and princes, old-fashioned toys, snacks, trolley rides, nature walks, craft activities, a maple-syrup history lesson, hot cocoa and more. Admission: $13 adults, $7 students, free for kids 3 and under. Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Location: Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold. Information: 800-590-9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org.

SLEIGH RIDES
Through Monday
South Creek Clydesdales will offer horse-drawn sleigh and trolley rides through the wooded estate of President Rutherford B. Hayes, snow or no snow, though rides will be canceled in the event of thunderstorms and below-zero wind chill. Rides are given on a first-come, first-served basis, and no reservations are taken. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk. Admission: $3, free for kids 2 and younger. Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.

PRESIDENTS DAY ACTIVITIES
Monday
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan and Ohio Rep. Bill Reineke will participate in Presidents Day activities that include presidential trivia questions for kids and the sharing of Hayes Museum artifacts, including one that belonged to President Ronald Reagan. Visitors can wear the same white gloves museum curators wear to protect the artifact while they hold it. Trivia admission is free, and admission to the hands-on artifact activity is included with the purchase of a museum ticket. Jordan will purchase sleigh-ride tickets for kids who excel in the trivia session. Admission: $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for ages 60 and older, $3 for kids ages 6 to 12, free for kids under 5. Time: Museum open from noon to 5 p.m., trivia questions start at 1 and artifact activity starts at 2. Information: 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.

‘CHASING LIGHT’
Feb. 28
Amanda Lucidon, the only female photographer during the Obama Administration and the 12th female White House photographer in history, will conclude an exhibit of her work (running now) called “Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer,” with an interview with WGTE radio personality Haley Taylor, and be followed with an audience Q&A. Guests to the interview are asked to RSVP, so a door count can be taken, and admission is first-come, first-served. Because the event was rescheduled, those who have RSVPed are asked to do so again. Admission: Free. Time: 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15 p.m. Location: 325 N. Michigan St., Toledo. Information: RSVP online through Eventbrite.com, or through any Toledo Lucas County Public Library location. Call the library at 419-259-5200 for more info.

COOKIES AND CORKS
March 3
Cookies and Corks pairs four select wines with iconic Girl Scout Cookies, some of which are not available for purchase in northwest Ohio. Hors d’oeuvres will also be served, seating is limited and presale tickets are required for the event, which is open to people age 21 and over. Admission: $25. Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Jones Mansion, 313 E. Sandusky St. Information: Obtain tickets by calling 419-427-6110.

GREATER TOLEDO TRAIN
& TOY SHOW
March 11
This show features over 250 dealers bringing toy and model trains of all gauges and manufacturers as well as toys from all eras: plastic, tin, die-cast, pop culture and more. Free appraisals and repair advice will be offered on site, as well as original parts for sale. Many layouts and exhibits will operate all day, including the “Lego Big City” layout featuring Toledo’s 1 Government Center building and demonstrations from Toledo Technology Academy’s award-winning robotics team. Admission: $6, early bird tickets $10, children 12 and under free. Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., early bird admission at 9 a.m. Location: Owens Community College Student Health and Activities Center, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Information: Cassie Tinta at 419-908-2895 or cassietinta@gmail.com.

MATINEE MOVIE SERIES
March 14-May 16
The Ritz Theatre is showing movies that played an integral role in the building’s history, which was built in 1928. The matinee movie series is dubbed “Close, but No Cigar,” featuring some of the greatest actresses never to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. “Sorry, Wrong Number” (1948) shows March 14; “Camille” (1936) is April 18; and “Splendor in the Grass” (1961) is May 16. Admission: $3. Time: 2 p.m. Location: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org.

MONSTER JAM
March 16-18
World-class drivers will drive their monster trucks, all-terrain vehicles and Speedsters into Toledo to compete in obstacle-course races, donut contests, two-wheel stunt challenges, and more. Admission: $15 to $78. Time: 7 p.m. March 16 and 17, 2 p.m. March 17 and 18, gates open 1 hour prior to the show. Location: Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Information: 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com and www.monsterjam.com.

BETSY STRUXNESS
March 19
Tiffin University’s Celebrating CulTUral Uniqueness presents Broadway actress Betsy Struxness, who will discuss her work on productions like “Hamilton,” “Wicked,” “Memphis,” “Leap of Faith,” “Scandalous” and “Matilda.” She is also an accomplished photographer of landscapes and portraits. Admission: Free, but seats are limited. Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Location: Marion Center, Tiffin University, corner of Wall and Miami streets. Information: To register for the event, visit www.tiffin.edu/about/ataglance/ccu/guest-speaker.

MICHAEL POLLAN
March 27
Michael Pollan will speak as part of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s “Authors! Authors!” series. Pollan is the author of multiple award-winning and best-selling books on food and agriculture, including “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation” (which has become a Netflix documentary series), “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual,” and “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.” At each program, authors speak for about an hour, followed by a short question and answer session. Following the program, the featured author is typically available to sign copies of their works. Tickets are on sale at any Toledo-Lucas County Public Library location or on www.eventbrite.com. Admission: $15. Time: 7 to 10 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-259-5200 or www.toledolibrary.org.

THE SOUNDS OF SILENTS
April 5 and May 24
Classics from cinema’s silent film era will be screened at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater with a live musical score played on the Skinner organ. One film will be screened on each date, in this order: “Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928); and “Robin Hood” (1922). Admission: Free for museum members, $5 for non-members. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: 419-255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.

NATALIE MORALES
April 19
Natalie Morales will speak as part of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s “Authors! Authors!” series. She has won multiple Emmy Awards, reported for all NBC News platforms including NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, MSNBC, and is currently the West Coast anchor of “The Today Show.” Her book, “At Home with Natalie: Simple Recipes for Healthy Living from My Family’s Kitchen to Yours,” explores her multicultural roots and how she has learned to juggle being a working mom while keeping her family’s well-being and nutrition in the forefront. Tickets are on sale at any Toledo-Lucas County Public Library location or on www.eventbrite.com. Admission: $20, includes copy of her book. Time: 7 to 10 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-259-5200 or www.toledolibrary.org.

‘WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?’
April 21
“Whose LIVE Anyway?” is a completely improvised 90-minute show of comedy games, scenes and songs in the same format of TV’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Heavily based on audience suggestions and participation, some spectators may be asked to join the cast onstage, which consists of Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray. All ages are welcome. Admission: $38 to $58. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-259-5200 or www.toledolibrary.org.

Music

WINTER CONCERT
Sunday
The Bluffton University Concert Band will host an instrumental concert featuring original and arranged compositions, including Brian Sadler’s “Action Brass”; Gordon Jacob’s wind-band composition, “An Original Suite”; and Brant Karrick’s “They Shall Run and Be Free,” inspired by his visit to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. Admission: Free. Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University. Information: Tricia Bell at 419-371-0464.

DANIEL O’DONNELL
Feb. 22
One of Ireland’s best-loved artists, Daniel O’Donnell burst into U.S. superstardom with his first-ever PBS special, 2002’s “The Daniel O’Donnell Show,” and went on to record 12 more specials, with “Stand Beside Me” released in 2013. He became the first recording artist in the history of the U.K. Artist Album Chart to have charted at least one new album every year since 1988, and he has been recognized with an honorary MBE from Queen Elizabeth. Admission: $53 to $93. Time: 3 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-381-8851, www.stranahantheater.org.

PAM TILLIS
March 3
Pam Tillis, country singer-songwriter, member of the Grand Ole Opry and daughter of Mel Tillis, is known for chart toppers that include “Shake the Sugar Tree,” “Mi Vida Loca,” “When You Walk In The Room,” “In Between Dances,” “Don’t Tell Me What To Do,” and “Maybe It Was Memphis.” Admission: $30 and $35. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Clyde High School Auditorium, 1015 Race St., Clyde. Information: Tickets can be purchased at the Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education Office or by calling 419-547-0588.

CHLOE AGNEW & THE ATLANTA POPS
March 17
Chloë Agnew rose to fame as one of the youngest and original members of the internationally acclaimed Irish group, Celtic Woman. Her show includes songs of Ireland, standards and Broadway/movie melodies, and she will be accompanied with music from the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. Admission: $25 to $45. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

KENNY G
March 24
With global sales totaling more than 75 million albums, Kenny G’s recordings routinely made the pop, R&B, and jazz charts during the 1980s and ’90s, and he earned a place in the Guinness World Records for playing the longest note ever recorded on a saxophone, holding an E for more than 45 minutes. Admission: $45 to $75. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

ADDISEN AGEN
March 25
The most recent runner-up on NBC’s “The Voice” will make a stop in Van Wert. Under the guidance of her coach, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Addisen Agen’s first single, “Tennessee Rain,” spent two weeks at the top of the charts. She will perform new material from her upcoming record and raffle an autographed guitar for charity. Up-and-coming band James and the Drifters will open the show. Admission: $15-$25. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

DUELING PIANOS
April 6
Dueling for Dumbbells, a casual night of live entertainment to benefit Bluffton Family Recreation, will feature Dueling Pianos International, a high-octane piano experience that blends rock music, comedy, audience requests and dancing. There will also be heavy hors d’oeuvres, snacks and an open bar. Tickets are available at Bluffton Family Recreation, Ellerbrock Spine and Soft Tissue, and Spectrum Salon. Admission: $60 per person, $100 per couple and $400 for reserved table of 8. Time: 6 to 11:30 p.m. Location: The Centre, 601 N. Main St., Bluffton. Information: Bluffton Family Recreation at 419-358-4150.

CHRIS TOMLIN
April 14
Grammy winner Chris Tomlin’s Worship Night in America tour features special guests Kim Walker-Smith of Jesus Culture, Matt Maher, Christine D’Clario, Tauren Wells, and Pat Barrett. Last fall, Tomlin became the first Christian artist to receive the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award, recognizing more than 1 billion digital radio plays. Admission: $11 to $89. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Information: 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com.

Theater

‘THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE’
Today, Feb. 22-24
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Admission: Advance tickets $15 for adults; $5 for BGSU students; $20 for all tickets at the door. Time: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. today and Feb. 24, 8 p.m. all other dates. Location: BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre, Bowling Green. Information: Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.

‘DEATHTRAP’
Today, Feb. 24-25
This suspenseful production written by Ira Levin follows a Broadway playwright with writer’s block who comes across a potential hit script by a young student. The playwright devises a plan to share credit with the younger scribe, leading to an abundance of thrills and laughter. Admission: $12 adults, $8 students. Time: 2 p.m. Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. all other dates. Location: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org.

‘CINDERELLA’
March 3
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of “The Sound of Music” that features a contemporary take on the classic tale. The lush production carries an orchestra, transformations and new twists in the story that includes the songs “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “10 Minutes Ago.” Admission: $35 to $75. Time: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

‘PHOTOGRAPH 51’
March 9-10, 16-18, 22-25
Winner of the 2016 WhatsOnStage award, “Photograph 51” is about science, ambition, isolation, the race for greatness, and the unique challenges of a woman operating in a field dominated by men. The show follows the true story of British scientist Rosalind Franklin and her role in the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure. Admission: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors. Time: Sunday shows at 2:30 p.m., all others are 8 p.m. Location: Toledo Repertoire Theatre 10th Street Stage, 16 10th St., Toledo. Information: 419-243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.

Exhibits

‘GLORIOUS SPLENDOR’
Through Sunday
“Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art” features approximately 30 masterpieces of late Roman art and explores their importance in Western art and culture. Works include a large silver paten showing the earliest surviving image of the Communion of the Apostles (542 A.D.) and a gold pendant cross with openwork decoration and sapphires (sixth- to early-seventh century A.D.). Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: 419-255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.

‘ART AS ACTIVISM’
Through Feb. 22
“Art as Activism” displays artwork that questions and addresses political and social issues, featuring activist and dissident artists from Cuba, New York, Melbourne (Australia), Mexico, various parts of the U.S., and Findlay. Admission: Free. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday. Location: Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St. Information: Philip Sugden at 419-422-0498 or sugdenp@bluffton.edu.

GOSHEN COLLEGE EXHIBIT
Through Feb. 23
An exhibit featuring the work of art professors from Goshen College includes work from Randy Horst, professor of art; Merrill Krabill, professor of art; and John Mishler, associate professor of art. Their work examines individualism, spirituality and gracefulness. Admission: Free. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Location: Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center, Bluffton University. Information: Tricia Bell at 419-358-3285.

‘ICE FOR EVERYBODY’
Through Feb. 25
“‘Ice for Everybody’: Lake Erie and America’s Ice Harvesting Industry” explains the story of how the Sandusky area became the center of a century-long industry that changed the way Americans lived. Cold beverages, frozen treats and refrigerated perishables were once the exclusive luxury of the affluent. Beginning in the early 19th century, the ice harvesting industry revolutionized the lives of common people by providing them with cheap, abundant ice. Admission: $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for ages 60 and older, $3 for kids ages 6 to 12, free for kids under 5. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.

‘FIRED UP’
Through March 18
Women faced an uphill battle for recognition of their contributions and work when glass became a serious artistic medium in the 1960s. “Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists” showcases more than 50 objects spanning nearly six decades created by the women who now rank among the most innovative and celebrated glass artists. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: 419-255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.

‘THE MUMMIES’
Through May 6
“The Mummies: From Egypt to Toledo” displays two Egyptian mummies that were purchased by the Toledo Museum of Art in 1906. Due to conservation issues, the mummies are only displayed occasionally, and the exhibition is divided into three thematic sections: the rise of popular Egyptomania; ancient Egyptian religion and afterlife; and burial practice, human remains and the humanization of an ancient civilization. Admission: Free for museum members and school groups, $10 for non-members, $7 for seniors, college students and military personnel, and $5 for ages 5 to 17. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: 419-255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.

BHUTANESE-NEPALI EXHIBIT
Through May 25
The “Bhutanese-Nepali Neighbors” photo exhibit shares the experience of one of Ohio’s largest refugee groups. About 20,000 Bhutanese-Nepalis now live in Columbus and central Ohio after being forced to leave their native Bhutan and living for as long as 20 years in a temporary camp in nearby Nepal. Each photo was taken by award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey and is accompanied by a narrative detailing each individual’s history. Admission: $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for ages 60 and older, $3 for kids ages 6 to 12, free for kids under 5. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday (closed Mondays until April), noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.

WORLD WAR I EXHIBITS
Through Dec. 1
Two concurrent exhibits examine Wood County’s role in World War I, as well as the county’s postwar climate, featuring developments in the mass production of the automobile, movie and personal film cameras and the affordability of radios. These influenced the fashion, leisure and community trends through the 1920s and ’30s. Admission: $5 for adults; $1 for ages 10 and under. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. Location: Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green. Information: 419-352-0967 or woodcountyhistory.org.

Ticket Watch

Tickets are now on sale for the following events:
Little Big Town with special guest Kacey Musgraves — Today, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $37-$208; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Kid Rock — Today, 7:30 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $39.50-$129.50; 614-246-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and Trace Adkins — March 15, 7 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $55-$95; 614-246-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Alan Jackson — March 23, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $39.99-$129.99; 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com, www.ticketmaster.com.
Ron White — March 23, 8 p.m., Sandusky State Theatre. $54.75 and $64.75; 419-626-1950, www.sanduskystate.com.
P!NK with special guest Bleachers — March 25, 7:30 p.m., Little Caesars Arena, Detroit. $47-$518; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Brad Paisley — April 5, 7 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus. $29.99-$189; 614-292-3231, www.ticketmaster.com.
Jack White — April 19, 8 p.m., Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit. $39-$395; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Chris Young — May 4, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $37-$161; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Justin Timberlake — May 7, 7:30 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $52.50-$228; 614-246-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Hall and Oates with Train — May 24, 7 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $79-$129; 614-246-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill — June 8 and 9, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $67-$299; 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com, www.ticketmaster.com.
Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers — June 23, 7:30 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $69-$199; 330-920-8040, www.livenation.com.
James Taylor with special guest Bonnie Raitt — June 30, 7:30 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus. $69-$103; 614-292-3231, www.ticketmaster.com.
Taylor Swift — July 7, 7 p.m., Ohio Stadium, Columbus. $75-$675; 614-292-6330, www.ticketmaster.com.
Sugarland — July 12, 7 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus. $31-$775; 614-292-3231, www.ticketmaster.com.



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