October Calendar: Fremont Community Theatre opens season with “Avenue Q”

Press Staff Writer

        Fremont Community Theatre will present its first show of the 2022/2023 season, “AVENUE Q,” Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and Oct. 7-9. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The theatre is located at 1551 Dickinson St.
        Director Tracy Armentrout said the theatre is excited to preset the adult comedy for the first time on the FCT stage. “While this is a musical with several puppets, keep the children at home due to adult content throughout the show,” Armentrout said.
        Individual tickets are $18 for adults, and $15 for senior/military. Online ticket reservations may be made at showtix4u.com/event-details/66494, or call the box office hotline at 419-332-0695 and leave a message.
        The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not an ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
        Among the show’s catchy tunes are “What Do You Do With A BA In English,”  “It Sucks To Be Me” and “Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist.”
        For more information, visit fremontcommunitytheatre.org.
        • “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, rbhayes.org.
        • First and Third Wednesday of the Month through October: Rollin’ Food & Farmers Market, 5401 Starr Ave. Ext. Soccer Fields, Oregon. Farmers market, food trucks, vendors and more. facebook.com/rollinfoodandfarm/.
        • Saturdays through November: Toledo Farmers Market, 525 Market St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. toledofarmersmarket.com.
        • Saturdays and Sundays, Fall Family Fun Days, Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa. Corn maze, pumpkin patch and other activities. countrylanetreefarm.com. On Saturday Nights in October, visit “Panic in the Pines,” located deep within the 150-year-old farm. Climb onto the hayride that takes you out into the Forest of Pines where flesh eating zombies are lurking around each twist and turn. Enter the Haunted Woods where a crazed Psych Doctor and his staff work to keep the current patients locked up and try to pick out a few new ones to stay.
        • Wednesdays through Oct. 26: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way. Seniors 60 and better enjoy perks including free admission and parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot, free small coffee and mini-muffin at the Timberline Bakery (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), gift shop and membership discounts and special events and activities. toledozoo.org/seniors.
        • Thursdays-Sundays through Oct. 30: HalloWeekends, Cedar Point, Sandusky. The outdoor fall event is home to daytime fun, Halloween activities and shows for the family. And as darkness falls, fright zones, haunted houses and scary scenes all come alive for all who dare to brave the fog-covered paths and terrifying trails. cedarpoint.com/events/halloweekends.
        • Through Oct. 31: Fleitz Pumpkin Farm Fall Events, 7133 Seaman Rd., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Hayrides, maze, play area, donuts, pumpkins and fall produce and more. fleitzpumpkinfarm.com.
        • Various dates in October: The Haunted Hydro Dark Attraction Park, 1333 Tiffin St., Fremont. Celebrate the spooky season with the return of the Hydro Haunt. thehauntedhydro.com.
Oct. 1: Fiber Arts Fair, Sauder Village, Archbold. Artisans from throughout the region will gather to demonstrate and share their love of fiber arts. saudervillage.org
Oct. 1: Tree Tours of Spiegel Grove, Hayes Presidential, Fremont. Tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and run every 15 minutes until 4:30 p.m. In honor of President Hayes’ 200 birthday, admission to the Hayes Home is offered at a reduced rate. rbhayes.org.
Oct. 1: Fremont Speedway Track Championships, 410s, 305s and Trucks, 901 Rawson, Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; racing starts at 7 p.m. (subject to change. fremontohspeedway.com.
Oct. 1-2: Life in Early Ohio, Fort Meigs State Memorial, Perrysburg. See historic trades and skills and learn about a different side of life in early Ohio. fortmeigs.org.
Oct. 1-31: Toledo Zoo Harvest Festival. Included with general zoo admission, the festival features giant pumpkin displays, pumpkin animal displays, seasonal food and beverage offerings and autumn-inspired activities — all among a vibrant display of beautiful fall flora. toledozoo.org/harvest-fest.
Oct. 2: Garden Tour Series – Seed Safari, Toledo Zoo, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Led by zoo horticulture staff members. toledozoo.org/gardens.
Oct. 2: President Hayes’ 200th Birthday Ceremony & Wreath-Laying, Hayes Presidential, Fremont, 1-2:45 p.m. Celebrate President Hayes’ 200th birthday with ice cream, a ceremony on the verandah of the Hayes Home, a wreath-laying at the president’s tomb with U.S. military representatives sent by the President and a reception with cake behind the Hayes Home. Free admission. rbhayes.org.
Oct. 4: Sunrise Grounds Tour, Hayes Presidential, Fremont, 7:30 a.m. On President Hayes’ 200th birthday, celebrate with a sunrise tour of his beloved estate. Afterward, enjoy a light breakfast on the Hayes Home verandah. $12 for non-members/$8 for members. rbhayes.org.
Oct. 6: Beer & Wine Tasting, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore, 6:30-8 p.m. Join personal chef Jennifer Schuerman for a beer and wine tasting with creative foods. $36.05. Reservations required by Oct. 4. schedel-gardens.org.
Oct. 7-8: Fremont Speedway, Jim Ford Classic, All-Stars and Trucks, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; racing starts at 7 p.m. (subject to change). fremontohspeedway.com.
Oct. 7: Kathleen Pahl, “Meet the Artist” Reception, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 6-8 p.m. Pahl is exhibiting her current 14-piece installation in the Brown Welcome Center until the end of the season. schedel-gardens.org.
Oct. 7: Movie Night: “Avengers,” Fifth Third Field (first base gate), 406 Washington St., Toledo, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Field seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring a blanket, beach towel or pillow for field seating. Concession stands will be open; no outside food/drinks permitted. milb.com/Toledo.
Oct. 7: ZOOtoberfest, Toledo Zoo, 7-10 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music while sampling seasonal sours, stouts, pale ales, porters, IPAs and ciders from over a dozen local and regional breweries. toledozoo.org/zootoberfest.
Oct. 7-8: Haunted Glow Trail, Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon, 6-10 p.m. Haunted Trail, trick-or-treating for kids, spooktacular games, raffles, food trucks, Kiddie Candy Climb Mountain and more. Food and games open at 6 p.m.; Haunted Trail opens at 7 p.m. Proceeds raised benefit Maumee Bay State Park, World Affairs Council, American Cultural Exchange Service (ACES) projects and ACES Ukraine students. Christ United Methodist Church will collect Hygiene for Humanity items. Get tickets at Eventbrite.
Oct. 8: Northwood Community Fall Festival, Central Park, Wales and Oram roads, Northwood. The event kicks off with a parade on Woodville Road, followed by the festival at Central Park with children's activities, entertainment, games, food trucks and more facebook.com/northwoodfallfestival.
Oct. 8: Fall on the Farm, Sauder Village, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Take a step back in time and help prepare the farm for the winter ahead. saudervillage.org.
Oct. 8: Second Saturdays R 4 Kids, Hayes Presidential, Fremont, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Drop in for kids’ activities geared toward kids in K-3 (all ages welcome). rbhayes.org.
Oct. 8: Annual Civil War Encampment, The Keeper’s House, 9999 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and the 73rd OVI Regiment Band, apples, cider and cornbread, historic military displays and music, marbleheadlighthouseohio.org.
Oct. 8: ARCA Menards Series Championship 200, Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., 4 p.m. toledospeedway.com.
Oct. 8: Adams Street Zombie Crawl, The Village on Adams/Uptown Adams Street (21st-11th streets), Toledo, 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Zombie costumes encouraged. Drink specials, food trucks, live entertainment and other spooky happenings. 21 and over. Find updates at Adams Street Zombie Crawl 2022 on Facebook.
Oct. 8-9: 43rd Oak Harbor Apple Festival, downtown Oak Harbor. A family-oriented family festival that celebrates apples in all their glorious forms with a Grand Parade, crowning of Apple Royalty, kiddie-tractor pull, talent show, classic car show, 5K Apple run, food, entertainment and more. oakharborohio.net.
Oct. 8-9: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. sanduskycountyfair.com.
Oct. 9: Garden Tour Series – Finding the Fall Color, Toledo Zoo, 1:30-3 p.m. Led by zoo horticulture staff members. toledozoo.org/gardens.
Oct. 13: Art Loop: Haunted Harvest, downtown Toledo on Adams Street between 17th and 20th and in UpTown Green Park. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy family-friendly trick-or-treating, artist pumpkin carving, creative costumes, live music, and lots of scary fun. Costumes encouraged. theartscommission.org/events/art-loop.
Oct. 13-16: “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo. BroadwayInToledo.com, etix.com.
Oct. 14: Got Talent? Fremont Community Theatre Workshop to help actors prepare for auditions, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont, 7-8:30 p.m. No registration required. 419-307-2608.
Oct. 14-15, 21-22: Ghosts of Providence, Providence Metropark, 13827 S. River Rd., Grand Rapids, Ohio, 7-9 p.m. Forty-five-minute tours begin at 7, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8, 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. Dress for the weather. This program involves walking in the dark over uneven terrain. Recommended for ages 12 and up due to program content. metroparkstoledo.com.
Oct. 14-16: Family Fall Fest/Demo Derby, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont, 2 p.m. General admission to Demo Derby is $7/pit pass is $15. sanduskycountyfair.com.
Oct. 15: Toledo Museum of Art Block Party, 2445 Monroe St., 4-8 p.m. A celebration of art, culture and community featuring live performances, local food vendors and activities. toledomuseum.org/visit/events.
Oct. 15-16: Toledo Craftsman’s Guild Bewitched Harvest Art & Craft Show, Premier Banquet Hall, 4480 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. toledocraftsmansguild.org.
Oct. 15-16: Fremont Gun Show, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. $5 admission. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.
Oct. 17: Zach Williams with special guest Ben Fuller, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7 p.m. ticketmaster.com.
Oct. 20-21: Little Boo at the Zoo, Toledo Zoo. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy trick-or-treating, games and activities and lots of other Halloween fun that’s just for them. 419-385-4040, toledozoo.org/boo,
Oct. 21: WWE Friday Night Smackdown, Huntington Center, Toledo, 7:45 p.m. huntingtoncentertoledo.com.
Oct. 21-22, 28-29: Garrison Ghostwalks, Fort Meigs State Memorial, Perrysburg Enjoy a “spirited” stroll at the fort with an 1812 guide and encounter the spookier side of this historic place. fortmeigs.org.
Oct. 22-23: Pumpkin Path, Toledo Zoo Toledo. Kids of all ages will enjoy trick-or-treating, games and activities and lots of Halloween fun. 419-385-4040 or toledozoo.org/pumpkinpath.
Oct. 22-23: Dinosaur Adventure, Glass City Center, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Travel back 65 million years to experience the thrill of the prehistoric age. Tickets are limited and sold on a per day, per hour basis. dinosauradventure.com/Toledo.
Oct. 22: Civil War Winter Camp, Hayes Presidential. Fremont. Experience what life was like for President Hayes’ Civil War regiment while it camped for winter. rbhayes.org.
Oct. 22: Pemberville’s Harvest Gathering, gift boutique and craft show featuring three venues in downtown Pemberville. beekersgeneralstore.com.
Oct. 22: Count Krumnow's Tombstone Derby, Depot Park, Elmore, 12-6 p.m. Ghoulishly good food, parade, vendors, contests and motorized casket races. elmorehistoricalsociety.com.
Oct. 23: Garden Tour Series – Putting Your Garden to Bed: Do’s and Don’ts of Fall Landscaping, Toledo Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-noon. toledozoo.org/gardens.
Oct. 26: Fall Lecture Series: Lake Erie Murder & Mayhem, National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front St., Toledo, 7-8:30 p.m. Author Wendy Kolie will wade into the deadly undercurrent lurking beneath Lake Erie’s surface. nmgl.org/event/fall-lecture-lake-erie-murder.
Oct. 26: One More for the Road – Frank Sinatra Reenactment, Stranahan Theater and Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard, 7 p.m. An acclaimed production honoring The Great American Songbook. stranahantheater.com/events.
Oct. 27: Woodville’s Fright Night, Main Street, 6-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Woodville Business & Community Association. FrankenChili Dinner 4-6:30 p.m. (Woodville United Methodist Church fellowship hall); Performance by Glittering Stars Dance Studio & Taylor’s TKD, 6 p.m.; Trick-or-treat at businesses, 6-7:30 p.m.
Oct. 27-31: Halloween Boo Cruises, Sandpiper Boat, 1 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Thirty-minute, family-friendly cruises featuring Halloween treats and fun. Dress to impress. jmcruiselines.com.
Oct. 28: “Psycho” Film with Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Valentine Theatre, 410 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7 p.m. The Toledo Symphony provides the tension, drama, and instrumental special effects for Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller. toledosymphony.com/events.
Oct. 28: Spirit Stories at Spiegel Grove, Hayes Presidential, Fremont. Featuring lantern tours through the dark wooded grounds, popcorn, cider and hot chocolate by a campfire and more. rbhayes.org.
Oct. 29: Pumpkin Stop & Chomp, Toledo Zoo. Visitors are invited to watch as zoo animals make a meal (and a mess) of the pumpkins left over from trick-or-treating activities. toledozoo.org.
Oct. 29: All Wheels Swap Meet, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. sanduskycountyfair.com.
Oct. 28-29: Woodcarver’s Show & Sale, Sauder Village, Archbold. A special weekend filled with unique artistry and family fun. Founder’s Hall will feature skilled carvers showcasing handcrafted wildlife, fish, birds, caricatures, bowls, plaques, ornaments, pens and more. saudervillage.org.
For more events, be sure to visit presspublications.com, visittoleddo.org, shoresandislands.com or sanduskycounty.org. Submit event information to twalro@presspublications.com.


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