ETC: Tickets available for Danny Trejo: Culinary & Life Experiences

Press Staff Writer

        Readers and film buffs alike are invited to join Wood County District Public Library in meeting Hollywood actor and bestselling author Danny Trejo Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Bowling Green City Schools Performing Arts Center, 540 West Poe Road, Bowling Green.
        Trejo’s stories are ones of compassion, salvation and resilience. He will discuss his books, his career as both an actor and restaurateur, and his incredible life story the event, which will include a presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session and a book signing.
        Tickets are free, however, there is a limit of four tickets per registration due to popular demand. Registration for tickets is online only, and first-come, first-served. Visit to register.
        For questions about the event, call 419-352-5050. Library patrons can checkout and read Trejo’s books from the Walbridge or Bowling Green libraries and online with WCDPL’s eMedia resources.
Museum offering free
Labor Day admission
to union members, retirees

        The National Museum of the Great Lakes will offer free admission on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5 to all union members and union retirees.
        “The museum recognizes the importance of honoring the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States,” said Executive Director Chris Gillcrist.
        While touring, all visitors can also participate in Freighter Golf, the museum’s annual hole-in-one challenge featuring two putting greens this year aboard the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship. Freighter Golf is included with museum ship admission.
        Tickets may be reserved and purchased in advance online at, however reservations are not required. Proof of union membership will be requested upon arrival.
        The National Museum of the Great Lakes is located at 1701 Front St., Toledo.
Historical society to host author, storyteller
        The Oregon Jerusalem Historical Society will present a program featuring author and storyteller Tom Walton Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Brandville School Museum Complex, 1133 Grasser St., Oregon.
        Walton is a 1961 Clay High School graduate, the recipient of the Distinguished Clay High Alumni Award in 2014, and retired editor and vice president of The Blade. He authored the book, “Life As We Know It (Some Assembly Required).” 
        Admission to the program is free; reservations are recommended. Call 419-376-9491 to reserve a seat. 
Let’s Get Lit(erary)
        Perrysburg’s local independent bookstore, Gathering Volumes, will host its second Author Fair since the re-opening of public spaces after COVID-19’s peak.
        On Sept. 11 (Sept. 18, if weather does not cooperate), join owner Denise Phillips and more than 20 area authors to celebrate what they love most – books. From children’s picture books to horror, science fiction/fantasy to regional nonfiction and everything in between, there will be something for every reader.
        This year’s fair will include the addition of parking lot games (think giant Jenga, Connect Four, cornhole), a coffee truck (AYZO Heavenly Brew), live painting by local artists, author readings inside the bookshop and more. Food will be available, with proceeds going toward funding the 2nd annual Northwest Ohio Teen Book Festival. There will also be craft beer samples from the Glass City Mashers.
Cedar Point hiring for HalloWeekends
        Spooky season is just around the corner and Cedar Point is looking to fill more than 250 positions inside and outside the park when the 25th HalloWeekends fall family event begins on Thursday, Sept. 15.
        A variety of positions are available with pay starting at $17 per hour. Available positions include housekeeping (ages 18+), security (ages 18+), kids’ activities host, rides (ages 16+), food and beverage, admission and guest services (ages 18+).
        Cedar Point will host an in-person hiring event on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Recruiting Center on the corner of First Street and Cedar Point Drive in Sandusky. Potential associates are invited to apply online, then attend the event in Sandusky, where interviews and offers will be made on the spot.
        To learn more about open positions and apply, visit
“Fall into Color”
        Tickets are now available for the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council's annual fall fundraiser, “Fall into Color,” which will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 from 5-9 p.m. at The Arts Garage, located in the old city street department garage at 317 W. Perry St. in Port Clinton.
        The annual fundraising event will feature a Battle of the Artists, a live art auction, a silent auction, food and drinks and entertainment.
        Tickets are $50 each and are available online at (click on the “Fall Fundraiser” tab).
        The GPCAAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2009 to provide the communities of Ottawa County support in fostering a cooperative effort between artists and the public to promote the creative arts in our region.


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