Show to feature antique tractors, classic cars & classic bicycles

Press Staff Writer

        The Friends of Maumee Bay State Park will present the 3rd Annual Antique Tractor, Classic Car & Classic Bicycle Show on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event will take place at Maumee Bay State Park near the Inland Lake.
        One of the featured groups that will be exhibiting Antique Tractors is Lake Erie Antique Power (L.E.A.P.), a local group formed in 2009. The members all have a common interest in restoring antique tractors and preserving history and memories. Many of the tractors have passed through several generations.
        Several local and regional car clubs will be in attendance displaying their classic cars. “Freakbike Nation,” a bicycle group from Monroe, Michigan, will be displaying bicycles that they have modified, rebuilt or restored.
        One does not need to be a member of any group to exhibit a tractor, car or bicycle – just come and enjoy. People’s Choice awards will be presented for tractor, car and bicycle.
        There is no registration or admission fee to attend this event, however, donations are appreciated.
        KNR Mobile DJ will be providing music from the `50s and `60s throughout the day. There will be food trucks available to purchase food. In addition, there will be hourly raffles with a grand prize drawing at the end of the show.
        Maumee Bay State Park will have a tent to distribute information and answer questions regarding Ohio State Parks & Watercraft and Tommy, the Ohio State Parks & Watercraft K9 officer is scheduled to make an appearance. The Park Nature Center will have a creature or two to educate the public on their habitat.
        The host group, Friends of Maumee Bay State Park (FMBSP), is an independent voluntary, non-profit organization that helps to promote and enhance Maumee Bay State Park by offering opportunities for the public to discover the natural and cultural history of the area.
        The group welcomes new members/volunteers and membership forms will be available at this event.
        For more info about the event, contact or 567-202-3668 or or 419-262-1363.
Auditions set
        The Pemberville Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for their 12th production, “Night at the Wax Museum, the Musical,” Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m.-noon and Monday, May 20 from 5-7 p.m. at the historic Pemberville Opera House.
        The auditions are open to children ages 7-16. Production dates will be Aug. 2-4. Applications are available at or at the opera house during audition hours.
        The cost is $35 per child, which offsets production costs, including scripts, music and costuming.
        The production will be under the direction of Angie Patchett. Vanessa Adams will serve as music director.
        The Gale and Marlyn Williamson Performing Arts Fund provides funding for the children’s programming at the Pemberville Opera House. because Marlyn played and taught piano for decades in the Pemberville area many people came to know of her love of music. Both Gale and Marlyn enjoyed live performances of all kinds and had a deep love and appreciation for the arts.
Fishing & Outdoor Festival
        This Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the Sandusky County Visitors Bureau and Downtown Fremont Inc. will host the 3rd Annual Fishing & Outdoor Festival in Downtown Fremont.
        Visitors can check out the newest outdoor toys including campers from Young’s RV Centers, boats by Happy Days Boating & Clemens Boats, and ATVs from Redline Racing.
        See animals from Jungle Island Zoo’s “Bird Encounter Experience,” Mystery Creatures & Animal Encounters, Sandusky County Park District programs, and the 2,500-gallon Hawg Trough Mobile Fish Tank stocked with a variety of Ohio’s game fish. Pro Bass Fishermen will give fishing and casting seminars from the Hawg Trough stage.
        There will also be jewelry and craft vendors, kids’ activities, minnow races, gemstone mining, ODNR programs, K-9 demonstrations, food and live music.
Cancer support group
        Magruder Hospital’s monthly Cancer Support Group will meet Wednesday, May 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Center, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton.
        The support group is for anyone who has been impacted by cancer. A complimentary light lunch will be provided. RSVP to 419-301-4317 by Monday, May 20, if possible.
        The support group offers an opportunity for patients, caregivers and family members to connect with others to share information and resources.
        For more information about support groups and other events, visit and click on the events calendar.
Pearson North Walk
        Explore the wetlands of the northern side of Pearson Metropark, Seaman and Wynn roads, Oregon, Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
        For more information about the walk or other events planned by the Black Swamp Conservancy, call 419-833-1025, email or visit or the Conservancy’s Facebook page.
Senior Scam Workshop
        Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will host a “Stopping Senior Scams Workshop” on Thursday, May 30 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at Penta Career Center, 9301 Buck Rd. in Perrysburg.
        The event will consist of speakers from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and an IRS Taxpayer Advocate to raise awareness about common scams that target seniors and offer tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
        Illegal robocalls are on the rise - Ohioans received 1.7 billion in 2018. These calls are costly, with 22 million Americans losing a total of $9.5 billion in robocall scams in 2016 alone. Congressman Latta is the Republican Leader on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and has been leading efforts to address consumer scams, particularly robocalls. His legislation, the STOP Robocalls Act (H.R.2386), would help prevent bad actors from fraudulently calling consumers by giving oversight agencies and private companies additional tools to block calls.
Summer opportunities available at the Zoo
        The whole family can experience the Toledo Zoo in wild ways, with these unique summer offerings:
        • Summer vacation means Toledo Zoo Summer Safari Camps sponsored by Toby and Sue Cardone. These week-long day camps are designed for campers ages 4-15 and run June 3 through Aug. 9. This year’s camp topics range from exploring animals of the past to becoming an animal hero or fishing in local ponds.
        Older kids (ages 11-15) can spend time working as Junior Zookeepers or venture out with Zoo biologists for a hands-on project in Conservation Explorers. Most camps run 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Children may be signed up for one or more camps. Zoo member discounts apply. Learn more and sign up at 
        • Zoo Snoozes enable the entire family to camp overnight at the Zoo with children ages 6 and older. This nocturnal experience includes animal interaction, keeper talks, exclusive tours, delicious meals and more. Sleeping accommodations vary by date; locations include the Forest Room of the award-winning Nature’s Neighborhood, the Aquarium and the Hippoquarium. Learn more at
        • There is no better way to get a unique look at the Zoo than to experience it from the keeper’s perspective during a Behind-the-Scenes Tour. Learn about animal care and conservation programs, hear first-hand stories from Zoo staff and be up-close to some amazing animals. For pricing and availability visit
        The Zoo is open daily at 10 a.m. and is located on the Anthony Wayne Trail (US 25), four miles south of downtown Toledo. For more information, visit or call 419-385-4040. Lucas County residents are admitted free of charge on non-holiday Mondays from 10 a.m. - noon. Valid ID showing proof of residency is required.
Latino Fest
        The Northwest Ohio Latino Fest presented by Northwest Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be held May 30-June 1 at the Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee.
        The festival celebrates the histories and cultures of those whose ancestors come from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America through food, music and dance. Festival hours are 6-10 p.m. Thursday; noon-11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday.
        The festival will include amusement rides, music by Sammy DeLeon Y Su Qrquesta and other musicians, vendors and exhibitors and more.
        For more info, visit or call 419-877-2747.
Camp NEOSA signups
        The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Center is still accepting applications for Camp NEOSA, which will be held June 19-24.
        The camp program is open to the first 60 Ottawa County children ages 6-12 who complete the application and turn in their $25 registration fee. Transportation is provided.
        Camp NEOSA is made possible by funding through local contributions from residents and businesses and grants provided by the Ottawa County Community Foundation, Stensen Grant and Walmart Community Grant.
        Camp NEOSA is located on a 200-acre peninsula on 1,000-acre Leeville Lake in Carrolton, Ohio. Campers will experience a wide range of activities that are geared toward assisting the development of physical, social and spiritual needs. The nature surroundings offer an opportunity for campers to enjoy hiking, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, sports and drama activities.
        Applications are available at The Salvation Army office, located at 1834 East Perry St., Port Clinton. For more info, contact Maureen Saponari at 419-732-ARMY (2769) or Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Composers return to TMA for concert
        For several decades, a pair of composers from Maumee and Austria have collaborated on albums, museum exhibitions, concerts, and music festivals across the globe. The pair will return to the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) at 7 p.m., Friday, May 24 for a concert in the Little Theater.
        Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Tim Story are performing in conjunction with “Everything is Rhythm”: Mid-Century Art & Music. The exhibition in the New Media Gallery pairs a selection of 20th-century abstract paintings with a carefully curated musical composition.
        In 2017, Story transformed TMA’s GlasSalon into an eight-channel, multi-sensory installation called The Roedelius Cells—Story's own radical reworking of recordings he made of Roedelius at the piano.
        One of Story's “cells” is included in “Everything is Rhythm” and during this concert, Roedelius and Story will perform selections from Cells and their collaborative project Lunz as well as some electronic improv and solo piano works.
        There will be a meet-and-greet with Roedelius and Story following the concert. A selection of their solo and collaborative recordings will be available for purchase.
        Tickets are $12 for members, $16 for nonmembers and $8 for students and military. For more information or to purchase tickets visit


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