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“Escanaba in Da Moonlight”
Looking for an escape from cabin fever?

Genoa Civic Theatre & Literary Society will present, “Escanaba in Da Moonlight,” a comedy by Jeff Daniels Feb. 1-2 and 8-9 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. at the Historic Town Hall Opera, located at 509½ Main St., Genoa.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 419-855-3103. For more information, visit

Seventy-eight artists from a
150 mile radius of Toledo will
have their works in the 94th
Toledo Area Artists Exhibition.
Among the featured pieces is
"Oggetto 13," a ceramic and
paint work by William Petruzzi.
(Photo courtesy of the Toledo
Museum of Art)

Father Daughter Dance
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Foundation Stone Christian Church, located at 4532 Woodville Rd., Northwood, is sponsoring its first-ever Father-Daughter dance Feb. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to all young girls and their dads or father figures.

The dance will offer area girls the chance to get dressed up and enjoy some quality time with their dads. Dance organizers also note that daddy-daughter dances give fathers a chance to boost their girls' self-esteem and to share a special “date” with their daughters.

The evening will feature music and dancing to not only traditional songs, but “The Hokey Pokey,” “The Chicken Dance” and other fun music. Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call 419-693-5102.

Ladies Night Out
Chateau Tebeau Winery will present a “Ladies Night Out” Feb. 12 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Tickets are $20 plus tax, non-refundable, which includes one glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a chair massage by Lou Ann Brandeberry, licensed massage therapist. In addition Mary Fry, independent consultant for Rodan + Fields Dermatologists will be on hand to discuss anti-aging skin products.

Chateau Tebeau is located at 525 Ohio 635,  Helena. Call 419-638-5411 or visit

Lake faculty to take on 13abc All-Stars
Members of the community are invited to come and cheer the Lake Flyer faculty and staff as they take on the 13abc All-Stars Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at Lake High School.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. No passes will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit Lake After Prom.

Musical auditions
Genoa Civic Theatre will hold auditions for its spring musical, “Godspell” Feb. 10 and 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the theatre, located at 509½ Main St., Genoa.

Cast hopefuls are asked to bring a prepared song. For more information, contact Marcia Busdeker, director, at

“Twelve Angry Jurors”
Oregon Community Theatre will present, “Twelve Angry Jurors,” Feb. 15-16 and 22-23 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon.

“Twelve Angry Jurors,” is Sherman Sergel’s adaptation of the Emmy Award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose, which tells the story of jurors deliberating the fate of a 19-year-old boy on trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts.

The deliberations become personal, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their own eyes. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry people. 

Tickets are available by calling 419-691-1398 or at the ticket booth the night of any show.

Chili cook-offs set
The Friends of Lake Parks will present the 8th Annual Chili & Soup Cook-Off Feb. 16 at the Lake Township Administration Building, 27975 Cummings Rd. (corner of SR 795 and Cummings).

Entrants are invited to bring a batch of their favorite soup or chili in an eight-quart slow cooker or electric roaster. Registration will begin at noon, judging will be held at 1 p.m. and public tasting (for a donation) will be held at 1:30 p.m. Awards will be presented in the following categories – People’s Choice, Judges’ Choice, Savory Soup and Business categories.

Pre-registration is suggested. Call Ron Hanely at 419-392-3235 to register or obtain more information.

Owens Community College students will host a Chili Cook-Off fundraiser Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

The Chili Cook-Off is open to the campus community as well as the general public. The College’s Office of Student Activities is encouraging individuals to donate $3 per person, which will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample an assortment of chili from various Owens teams and then vote for their favorite. The team that receives the most votes will become the Chili Cook-Off People’s Choice winner and the chili will be sold at the College’s Fireside Grill as part of a collaborative effort between the Office of Student Activities and AVI Foodsystems.

For more information about the event, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2569.

The James “Wes” Hancock Oregon Senior Center is looking for the area’s best chili cooks for a cook-off Friday, Feb. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Michael’s Centre, 4001 Navarre Ave., Oregon.

The deadline for entries is noon Wednesday, Feb. 6. No entry fee.

Winners will be chosen in three categories, including People’s Choice, Judges’ Choice and Best Chili Name. Call the center at 419-698-7078 for rules or entry information.

Sponsors for the event include Eggelston-Meinert-Pavley, Orchard Villa and St. Michael’s.

Fun foods
The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College offers a variety of non-credit classes and seminars for individuals and businesses.

The winter/spring schedule includes:
• Cake Decorating 101-Decorating Basics –6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Cost: $39

• Cake Decorating 102-Flowers and Cake Design – 6 to 8 p.m. March 4, 11, 18 and 25. Cost: $39

• Cake Decorating 103-Gum Paste and Fondant – 6 to 8 p.m. April 15, 22, 29 and May 6. Cost: $39

• Knife Skills 101 – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 31 and June 7 and 14. Cost: $49

• Wine Tasting and Tour of the Chateau Tebeau Winery – 6 to 8 p.m. May 1. Cost: $30

• Beer Appreciation – 6 to 8 p.m. May 7, 14 and 21. Cost: $49

• Chocolate Temptations – 9 a.m. to noon April 13. Cost, including all supplies: $59

To register or for more information, call Marsha at 419-559-2255.

Craft Saturdays
A variety of free demonstrations will be offered this winter as part of the “Craft Saturdays” events at Sauder Village, located at 22611 SR 2, Archbold.

On Saturdays from Feb. 2 through March 23, visitors will have the opportunity to watch a free demonstration in the Sauder Village Gift Shop and Lauber’s General Store. The kits or items used in the short demonstration are then available for sale for guests to try these crafts at home.

“We’re pleased to have a unique slate of free craft demonstrations planned again this winter,” said Leslie Hartman, Retail Manager. “From bookmarks and old-time toys for children to green cleaning techniques, floral arranging and making paper flowers – there is something for everyone!”

The February schedule includes:
Feb. 2: – Velvet Art (kids of all ages);

Feb. 9: Green Cleaning Techniques;

Feb. 16: Floral Arranging;

Feb. 23: Make Your Own Flipbook (kids of all ages);

While the Historic Village may be closed for the winter, the Shops at Sauder Village offer unique shopping opportunities year-round. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lauber’s General Store is open Monday through Friday by request (stop by the Gift Shop) and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For more information, call 800-590-9755 or visit 

Most requested
The Toledo-Lucas County Library’s Most-Requested Book List includes:

“Notorious Nineteen,” by Janet Evanovich
“Alex Cross, Run”, by James Patterson
“Private Berlin,” by James Patterson. Author Mark Sullivan
“Gone Girl,’ by Gillian Flynn
“Merry Christmas, Alex Cross,” by James Patterson
“Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife,” by Eben Alexander
“The Black Box,” by Michael Connelly
“The Racketeer,” by John Grisham
“NYPD Red,” by James Patterson, author Marshall Karp
“The Perfect Hope,” by Nora Roberts.



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