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“Frozen” tickets on sale
Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Andrew Flatt, Anne Quart and Thomas Schumacher, and The American Theatre Guild announced that single tickets for the long-awaited production of Disney’s “Frozen” will go on sale to the public on Monday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m.
“Frozen,” the Tony-nominated Best Musical, will play a two-week premiere engagement at the Stranahan Theater beginning Wednesday, April 10, 2024, with performances playing through Saturday, April 20, 2024. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket buyers are reminded that, and the Stranahan Theater Box Office are the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances at the Stranahan Theater. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the Stranahan Theater is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

Gift cards available
for Ottawa Co. veterans
In appreciation for Ottawa County veterans’ sacrifices and services, the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office is presenting free holiday meal gift cards for the 2023 holiday season.
Gift cards, which will be available for pickup Nov. 6-22, will be for $25 per family at Bassett’s, Community Market, Kroger, Miller’s Market or Walmart.
To register, veterans must complete the Google form listed in the Facebook event by Saturday, Nov. 4 or call 419-898-2089.

Museum ships to
close for season
The Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and Museum Tug Ohio, located at the National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front St., will close for the season Tuesday, Oct 31.
The museum will transition to reduced hours beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through April 30. During the late fall, winter and early spring, the museum vessels close for weather-related and safety reason.
During this time, the 11,000 square-feet interior museum exhibit space remains open six days a week – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. The museum will be closed to the public on Tuesdays.
Admission to visit the museum only is $11 for adults (18-64); $10 for seniors (65+) and $8 for youth ages 6-17. Admission is free for children 5 and under and GLHS/NMGL members.
The museum is located at 1701 Front St., Toledo. Visit for more details.

TARTA offering free
rides on Election Day
The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is giving customers a free ride to their polling place on Election Day.
TARTA, TARPS paratransit services, and TARTA Flex services will be free all day on Tuesday, Nov. 7, as part of the Voter Ready With TARTA campaign. At, customers will find resources to help them locate their polling place and find which route can get them there.
“We don’t want transportation or finances to be a barrier for anyone who wishes to exercise their right to vote,” said Rick Bailey, TARTA’s Chief Customer Experience & Mobility Officer. “It’s so important for us to take an active role in bettering the day-to-day lives of the people who depend on us every day, and that certainly includes being able to vote on the issues that impact their lives.
“Fare-free rides on Election Day are a simple step that we can take to make sure that as many people as possible have their voice heard. We’re proud to be a part of this community, and thrilled to have the opportunity to make it easier for that community to vote.”
TARTA can also get early voters where they’re going for regular fare. Routes 3, 19 and 52 reach the early vote center at Lucas County’s Shared Services building (3737 W. Sylvania Avenue). Early voting for this election in Lucas County runs through Sunday, Nov. 5.
Riders with specialized mobility needs are encouraged to call TARPS at 419-382-9901.

Live! In the House
Hoodang will bring their unique blend of dark, driving off-kilter country music to the Pemberville Opera House Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of the ongoing Live! In the House Concert Series. The Pemberville Opera House is located at 115 Main St.
Ann Arbor-based Hoodang –comprised of David Rossiter, Sophia Hanifi and Dave Keeny – has been mesmerizing audiences for nearly two decades. The band writes songs, often in first person, of people tarnished by bad blood and bad luck who still find ways to make it through to the next town, day, marriage, con or bottle.
Blending a driving, fingerstyle rhythm guitar sound with a thrumming bass, chiming electric guitar, hammer-down
percussion, and soaring vocal harmonies, onstage Hoodang’s comfort zone has been a spontaneous, careening edge that plays off the moment, the mood and the room.
Tickets are $12 and are available in advance at Beeker’s General Store, 226 E. Front St., Pemberville; at the door or by contacting Carol at 419-287-4848.
Visit for more information.

Climate Reality group hosting film
With more than a dozen exhibits and a free showing of “How to Power a City”, Climate Reality members in Toledo are working for climate change solutions.
The film, which will be shown at The Imagination Station on Nov. 2, highlights how community activists lead the way to sustainable renewable energy.
Greg Breier, Co-Chair of the Northwest Ohio Climate Reality Project, says, “Our goal is to give people the information they need to take the next steps in saving money while promoting climate-friendly practices through the use of renewable energy for their homes or businesses,”
“How to Power A City gives us inspiration that the City of Toledo can join this growing number of clean energy communities,” said Dennis Slotnick, Climate Reality member and event organizer.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the public to browse the tables set up from various organizations with the film starting at 6:15 p.m.
A panel discussion will follow the film with questions from the audience welcome.
The panel will be moderated by Alicia Smith, Community Liaison for Junction Coalition.
Panelists include Julie Roth, Manager of the Energy Team, Ann Arbor, Mi., which is an A2Zero sustainability project. Dr. Bob McCollister is a university instructor and trained as a Climate Reality presenter and represents Green Energy Ohio. Dr. Michele Grim is a public health advocate and educator, and State Representative for District 43. Rachel Neri has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Toledo. She serves as Director of Community Outreach at NeighborWorks Toledo Region.
The film shows how six communities face obstacles from fossil fuel dependence due to technical impasses, costs, indifferent leaders, and natural disasters. They prevail with solutions that do more than just create electricity.
For information contact Dennis Slotnick at 419-704-1863 or


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