Calendar: Fremont Community Theatre staging “The Play that Goes Wrong”

Press Staff Writer

        Fremont Community Theatre will present its second show of the 2022/2023 season, “The Play that Goes Wrong,” Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11. The theater is located at 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont.
        Curtain time for the comedy production, directed by Tim Bolton, is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.
        Individual tickets prices are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and military members and $8 for students ages 18 and younger.
        For ticket reservations, visit or call the box office hotline at 419-332-0695 and leave a message.
        From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes this smash hit farce about the opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, “The Murder at Haversham Manor,” where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous.
        This 1920s whodunit has just about everything – an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences.
        For additional details, visit
        • “Mustering Memory: 160 Years of Saluting the Civil War,” Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. Special exhibit provides the often-overlooked history of how people have chosen and still choose to remember the Civil War. 419-332-2081,
        • Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 24: Santa’s House, corner of Croghan and Front Street, downtown Fremont. Fridays 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays 1-3 p.m. Fee.
        • Through Dec. 31: Lights Before Christmas, Toledo Zoo. Enjoy more than one million lights and 200+ illuminated animal images, snap a photo with Santa, and grab some holiday snacks at the Yuletide Food & Spirits tent. 
Reservations required for members and non-members and are released one week at a time.
        • Through Dec. 31: Lucas County Holiday Light Show, Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. Drive-thru light show featuring larger-than-life holiday-themed displays synchronized to music.
        • Through Jan. 1, 2023: Hensville Lights, Washington & St. lair, Toledo, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. Once again, 200,000 holiday lights decorate the buildings along St. Clair St. and in Hensville Park. In addition, the 45-foot tall Hensville Park Christmas tree is on display along the Monroe Street side of the park.
        • Through Jan. 8: Hayes Train Special, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. This operating model train display runs through an intricate Victorian holiday scene. Interactive buttons allow visitors to control aspects of the trains’ movements along the winding, multi-tiered, 12x24-foot layout. Included with regular admission.
        • Through Jan. 16: “The Science of Guinness World Records,” Imagination Station, 1 Discovery Way, Toledo. Discover the world's great record holders, what it took to cement their names in the history books and potentially become a part of history yourself. Free with science center admission.
        • Through Feb. 5: “State of The Art: Revealing Works From the Conservation Vault,” Toledo Museum of Art Canaday Gallery, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. This exhibition opens the “conservation vault” to give visitors a glimpse of works of art that largely have been out of sight in storage for, in some cases, decades. The works include paintings, sculpture, metalwork, textiles, and paper and range in date from the 1500s to the 1990s. All of them are in need of conservation—specialized treatment that will allow them to return to view in the galleries in improved condition.
        • Through April 2: “Phenomenal Debris,” Toledo Museum of Art, Levis Gallery 29A. Monumental, colorful, and expressive, Matt Wedel’s ceramics are a full celebration of what’s possible with clay.
Dec. 3: 50th East Toledo Christmas Parade, 11 a.m. East Toledo.
Dec. 3: Downtown Fremont Holiday Parade, 6 p.m.
Dec. 3: Olde Fashioned Christmas, downtown Oak Harbor. At 4:15 p.m., Santa’s friends from the Portage Fire District will be guiding him through the streets of the village as he announces his arrival and opens the holiday season. Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, and more.
Dec. 3: Croghan Colonial Bank Holiday Market, downtown Fremont, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dec. 3: Toledo Walleye vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7:15 p.m.
Dec. 3-4: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun.
Dec. 3-4: “Tootsie,” Stranahan Theater, Toledo.
Dec. 3, 9, 10, 16: Holiday Tree Climb, Toledo Botanical Garden, 7:30-9 p.m. The Toledo Botanical Garden climbing tree will be lit up with lights and holiday decorations and climbers will use headlamps as they climb. Metroparks staff will also provide a fire to keep warm when not climbing. Minors must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. Participants will be using harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree tops. All equipment provided. Search Holiday Tree Climb on Facebook.
Dec. 3-11: 47th Holidays in the Manor House, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Toledo. The grand mansion is decorated top to bottom for the holiday season and is ready for tours from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. each day. Other activities include s’mores-making, carriage rides and more.
Dec. 4: Handel’s “Messiah,” Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Ave., Toledo, 4 p.m.
Dec. 7: Presidential History Book Club, Hayes Presidential, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 12-1 p.m. This event will take place in person and online. To join online, from your computer, smartphone or tablet, visit The Access Code is 128-601-789. For information, contact Historian Dustin McLochlin at Participants can bring their lunch. Discussing, "The Quartet" Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789" by Joseph Ellis.
Dec. 7: Toledo Walleye vs. Kalamazoo Wings, Huntington Center, 10:35 a.m.
Dec. 8: Lights of Spiegel Grove, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 6-8 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit by seeing Spiegel Grove light up for Christmas. Sip warming hot chocolate and snack on popcorn by the campfire. Enter the gingerbread house contest and see the “Hayes Train Special” model train display. Admission is free. Some events require paid tickets. Details to be announced.
Dec. 8-22: Drive-Thru Winter Wonderland, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont, 6-8 p.m.
Dec. 9-23: Children’s Wonderland, Sylvania’s Tam-O-Shanter, Sylvania. Dozens of classic exhibits will be on display, train rides will be available, and there will be plenty of opportunities to take pictures with Santa. Visit website for additional activities and offerings.
Dec. 10: Gibsonburg Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run and Walk, 9 a.m. Course starts and finishes at Town Hall.
Dec. 10: Second Saturdays R 4 Kids, Around the World with Col. Webb Hayes, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. Free. Drop-in activities geared toward kids in grades K-3, however, all ages are welcome. bhayes.
Dec. 10: Toledo Walleye Vs. Indy Fuel, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7:15 p.m.
Dec. 10-11: “The Nutcracker,” Stranahan Theater, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday., 419-246-8000.
Dec. 11: Toledo Walleye vs. Fort Wayne Komets, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 5:15 p.m.
Dec. 11: Holiday Open House, Fort Meigs Memorial, Perrysburg. Holiday music, hot cider and cookies, and hands-on activities.
Dec. 11: Polar Paws & Santa Claws 5K, Toledo Zoo, 4-5:30 p.m. Get ready to move your paws at this family-friendly 5K walk and run. Cub Run is for kids up to age 12 and includes an ice slide pass. Participants encouraged to wear Christmas-themed attire and light-up accessories.
Dec. 15-18: Disney on Ice – Into the Magic, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo. Discover why no dream is too big as Disney On Ice presents Into the Magic.
Dec. 17-18: Christmas in the Village, Historic Lyme Village, Bellevue. See the village decked out for the holidays, enjoy tasty treats in all the open buildings, visit with Santa in the Mansion.
Dec. 17, 18, 21, 22: A Presidential Christmas: Hayes Home Holidays, Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 5-9 p.m. Make holiday memories by touring parts of the historic Hayes Home in the evening. Tours are offered at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets will be available online at Advance tickets are recommended. Tickets will be sold at the museum front desk the nights of the event, pending availability.
Dec. 18: Straight No Chaser, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, 7 p.m.
Dec. 23: Toledo Walleye vs. Wheeling Nailers, Huntington Center, 7:15 p.m.
Dec. 26-31: Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides in Spiegel Grove, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 1-4 p.m.
Dec. 27: Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7 p.m.
Dec. 27: Toledo Walleye vs. Newfoundland Growlers, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7:15 p.m.
Dec. 30: Toledo Walleye vs. Fort Wayne Komets, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7:15 p.m.
Dec. 31: Noon Year’s Eve, Toledo Zoo. Ring in the new year at the stroke of…noon! Kids and families can start their New Year’s a little early by building party hats and noise makers, choosing a reZOOlution, and gathering for the big countdown at noon.
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