Play ball! Mud Hens kick off 2013 season April 11-14 at Fifth Third FieldLast week’s snow and freezing temperatures may make it seem more like football than baseball season but fans of the Toledo Mud Hens waiting for that sweet cry of “play ball” can celebrate as opening day is just around the proverbial corner.
The Hens will open their 2013 season against the Louisville Bats April 11 at 5 p.m. at Fifth Third Field. As always the team will offer special theme nights, giveaways, live entertainment, costume appearances, and chances to meet the players and coaches throughout the season. Kids can run the bases after every Sunday game. Check out www.mudhens.com/promotions for updates.
• April 1-May 31: “Spring Warblers of Eastern North America,” Photography Exhibit by Brian Zweibel, Sportsman’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. Presented by the National Center for Nature Photography. Free. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
• April 12-July 14: “Crossing Cultures: The Owens and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art at the Hood Museum of Art, Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. More than 120 works of indigenous art from Australia in the collection of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. www.toledomuseum.org.
• Through April 14: 94th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Works on Paper Gallery. Artist Joe Fig and Toledo Museum of Art Mellon Fellow Kate Nesin are jurors for the 94th annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, which celebrates the best of Northwest Ohio’s vibrant artistic community. This year, 96 entries were selected from more than 640 submissions. Free admission.
• Through April 21: “George Bellows and New York,” 1900–1930, Gallery 18, Toledo Museum of Art. George Bellows (1882–1925) was a painter, illustrator and lithographer from Ohio who moved to and painted scenes of urban New York City. His 1909 painting, “The Bridge, Blackwell’s Island” depicting the Queensboro Bridge, was purchased by Edward Drummond Libbey and given to the Toledo Museum of Art in 1912. In this exhibition, art history students from the University of Michigan used The Bridge, Blackwell’s Island as a point of departure to curate a show that also includes works on paper by Bellows and works by other American Realist painters of that era. Free admission. www.toledomuseum.org.
• Through Oct. 7: “The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier” on exhibit, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. In commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Hayes Museum presents an exclusive exhibit detailing how Northwest Ohio was pivotal in turning the War of 1812 from a defeat to victory. Artifacts and manuscripts from the Hayes Presidential Center Collections, area museums and historical societies and the private collection of Lou Schultz are featured. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
April 1: Film FOCUS: Independent Film Fest: “You’ve been Trumped,” Main Library, McMaster Center, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, 6:15-8 p.m. In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on a celebrity tycoon. 419-259-5285.
April 2: Celtic Women, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.stranahantheater.com.
April 2: Ask a Patent/Copyright/Trademark Attorney Series, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, 7-8:30 p.m. Featuring Purdue Law Offices, LLC. 419-259-5200 or www.toledolibrary.org.
April 3: “Fiddler on the Roof,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. 419-242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
April 5-7: Weak Signal Radio Control Exposition, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Fri. and Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The world’s largest exposition dedicated to radio-controlled model aircraft, boats and cars. More than 250 exhibitors. Active duty U.S. military admitted free. 419-255-3300 or www.toledoshow.com.
April 5: Silver Screen Classics: “Back to the Future,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Featuring $2 popcorn, cold tall drafts and a full bar. 419-242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.org.
April 5-14: “Celebration of the Arts” Festival, Terra State Community College, Fremont. Each spring, the college celebrates the fine, digital, performance, and culinary and literary arts with exhibits, presentations, performances and activities. Featured artist is Sayaka Ganz, who was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. www.terra.edu.
April 6: Pemberville Opera House presents Warren Mailley Smith as part of the Live in the House! Concert Series, 7 p.m. The brilliant young piano virtuoso to the Royal Family will delight any crowd. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at Beeker’s General Store or Riverbank Antiques in Pemberville. www.pembervilleoperahouse.org.
April 6: Toledo Symphony: “All Bach,” Franciscan Center at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania,7:30 p.m. 419-246-8000 or www.toledosymphony.com.
April 6: Bald Eagle Day, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, noon-4 p.m. Free. Back to the Wild rehabilitation center will be on hand with a live eagle. Visit area nests and learn about this awesome bird. 419-898-0960 or friendsofmageemarsh.org.
April 6: Toledo Jazz Orchestra: Stan Kenton returns for Erskine, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 8 p.m. 419-242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
April 6: Humane Ohio All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast, Church of St. Andrew United Methodist, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 8-10:30 a.m. Cost is a donation of any amount at the door. www.humaneohio.org.
April 6: “Junie B. Jones,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior, Toledo, 2 p.m. Outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament, and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations. 419-242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
April 6: “Tracing Your House’s History,” Hayes Presidential Center, 1 Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9:30 a.m. Hayes Presidential Center Head Librarian Becky Hill will explain how to use printed and online sources to track down the owners and history of a property. Pre-registration required. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
April 6: Nature Tots, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Ages 3-5 are invited to participate in hands-on activities. 419-898-0014 or fws.gov/midwest/Ottawa.
April 6: Swampers, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 1-2:30 p.m. Hands-on activities for ages 6-10. 419-898-0014 or fws.gov/Midwest/Ottawa.
April 6: Homesteading Open House, Cabin Building, Pearson Park, Oregon, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Explore the pioneer spirit Anyone with the pioneer spirit at the region's premier historic Black Swamp Cabin. Reservations needed. Free. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
April 7: Toledo Symphony Family Series: “The Big Dig,” Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theatre, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo, 2-5 p.m. Costumed characters, young guest artists, storybook narration to music and more. www.toledosymphony.com.
April 7: B.B. King in concert, Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. 419-381-8851 or www.stranahantheatre.com.
April 7: Monthly Bird Survey, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 8 a.m. Join a refuge volunteer and become a citizen scientist the first Sunday of each month. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Meet at the trailhead parking area. 419-898-0014 or fws.gov/refuge/Ottawa.
April 8: “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show,” Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 2-4:30 p.m. 419-381-8851 or www.stranahantheatre.com.
April 8: Film FOCUS Independent Film Fest: “Planet of Snail,” Main Library, McMaster Center, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, 6:15-8 p.m. At its core a love story, this documentary follows Young-Chan, a deaf and blind man, who has no idea how to participate in the world until he meets Soon-Ho and everyday tasks become tender shared experiences. 419-259-5285 or www.toledolibrary.org.
April 9 & 16: Beginning Genealogy Class, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Main Library, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, 6-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. 419-259-5266 or www.toledolibrary.org.
April 10: Birding Basics I, Sportsman’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 7-9 p.m. Free. Learn tips for basic bird ID and bird songs. Pre-registration requested. 419-898-0960, ext. 31 or friendsofmageemarsh.org.
April 11, 12, 13 & 14: Toledo Mud Hens Baseball vs. Louisville Bats, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.
April 11: Corsage & Boutonniere Workshop, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore, 6:30-8 p.m. Certified florist Ellen Saffran will demonstrate how to assemble a corsage and boutonniere using simple flowers. Bring scissors and wire cutters. Fee is $12. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. reservations appreciated. 419-862-3182 or www.schedel-gardens.org.
April 12: Preschool Pioneers: Start Your Engines, Pearson Metropark, Johlin Cabin, 10-11:30 a.m. 3-5 year-olds are invited to hear stories and participate in fun activities. Cost: $5. Register child only. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
April 12: Woodcock Wander, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 7:30-9 p.m. Join a ranger for an evening of aerial acrobatics as you search to see the American Woodcock perform its ritualistic dance. 419-898-0014 or fws.gov/refuge/Ottawa.
April 12: KidPower: Operation Lunchline 3-D, Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, 10-11 a.m. Featuring impressive 3-D visual effects, this interactive science-based show takes audiences on a journey inside the human body of Max, a boy whose body isn’t functioning to full capacity because he doesn’t eat well or get enough exercise. 419-824-3975 or www.lourdes.edu.
April 12: Cabaret Series Presents: “Raq the Casbah,” Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, 8 p.m. A world cabaret featuring belly dance and music. Opening act: Elixer, an acoustic tribute to The Beatles. 419-824-3999 or www.franciscancenter.org.
April 13: Friends of Pearson Pancake Breakfast, Pearson Metropark Macomber Lodge, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Enjoy a spring morning in the beautiful surroundings of Pearson with a pancake breakfast hosted by Friends of Pearson. Price: adults $5 and $2.75 for kids under 12.
April 13: Birders of a Feather: Birds of the Wetlands, Pearson Metropark Johlin Cabin, 8-10 a.m. Become part of a bird watching flock. The group meets at different parks each month to share the enjoyment of birding. Bring binoculars and field guides. Free. Registration required. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
April 13: Hike the Dikes: Early Migrants, Sportsman’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 9 a.m. Free. 419-898-0960 or friendsofmageemarsh.org.
April 13-14: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson and North St., Fremont, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Free admission and parking.
April 13: Spring Beach Clean-up, Magee Marsh Wildlife Beach, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 10 a.m.-noon. Help make the beach safe for visitors and wildlife. Friends of Magee Marsh will provide lunch following the clean-up. 419-898-0960 or friendsofmageemarsh.org.
April 13: Kielbasa Cook-Off, sponsored by the Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT), Blessed Sacrament Hall, Bellevue Rd., Toledo, 1-6 p.m. Kielbasa, beer, Polish coffee cake and delicacies, music and more. Admission $5.
April 13: Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson and North, Fremont, 9 a.m. A fun-filled morning of learning for children ages 8-13. $5 per family. www.scchamber.org.
April 13-21: “Green Science,” Imagination Station, One Discovery Way, Toledo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Find new uses for old items and earn your “green” thumb digging in the center’s unconventional garden. 419-244-2674 or www.imaginationstation.org.
April 13: Toledo Sister Cities International Festival, University of Toledo Student Union, 2801 Bancroft, Toledo, noon-8 p.m. Ethnic food, dancing, music, world beers, vendors and more. 419-966-1048.
April 13: KeyBank Pops: “Music of The Eagles,” Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 8 p.m. 419-246-8000 or www.toledosymphony.com.
April 13, 20 & 27: Artomatic 419! at the former Metropolitan Distributing Building, 911 N. Summit St., Toledo, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Three Saturdays of arts and entertainment with 500-plus visual, literary and performing artists. 419-254-ARTS or www.acgt.org.
April 13: Glass City Roller Derby, SeaGate Convention Centre, 400 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7 p.m. 419-321-5007 or www.ticketmaster.com.
April 13: Backyard Bouquets, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore, 10 a.m.-noon. Jilly Gray of “Bloom” in Fremont will discuss how to bring the beauty of the backyard indoors with eye-catching centerpieces. $12 admission includes admission to the grounds. 419-862-3182 or www.schedel-gardens.org.
April 14: U&I Bridal Show, Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, noon-4 p.m. 419-824-3961 or www.unibridalproductions.com.
April 14: MS Walk 2013, UT Health Education Building, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, 5 p.m.-midnight, http://walkoho.nationalmssociety.org.
April 15-17: Toledo Mud Hens Baseball vs. Indianapolis Indians, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.
April 15: Historic Jail and Dungeon Tours, Historic Sandusky Co. Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont. Tours last approximately an hour and are fun for all ages. Tickets available at the Sandusky Co. Visitors Bureau, 712 North St (fairgrounds parking lot). Tours begin at 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. Info: 419-332-4470.
April 15: Film FOCUS: Independent Film Fest: “Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles,” Main Library, McMaster Center, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, 6:15-8 p.m. Documentary meets detective story in this exploration of the origin of hundreds of tiles that have mysteriously appeared on streets in cities across the U.S. and South America over the past three decades. 419-259-5285 or www.toledolibaryar.org.
April 17: Birding Basics II, Sportsman’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 7-9 p.m. Free. Learn tips for basic bird identification and bird songs. Second of two classes. Pre-registration required. 419-898-0960.
April 18: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS or www.mudhens.com.
April 18: Authors! Authors! Series: Richard Norton Smith, American historian who specializes in U.S. presidents, Main Library McMaster Center, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets available at all Toledo-Lucas Co. Public Library locations. 419-259-5200 or www.toledolibarary.org.
April 18: “Getting the Most Out of Your Garden,” Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore, 6:30-8 p.m. Suggestions provided for planting a garden to reduce plant disease, what is a disease triangle, common pests and diseases, how to interpret seed catalogs and seed packages, planning the appropriate size and location, etc. Fee is $12. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Reservations appreciated. 419-862-3182 or www.schedel-gardens.org.
April 18: Survivor in Concert, H Lounge, Hollywood Casino Toledo, 777 Hollywood Blvd., Toledo, 9-11 p.m. No ticket necessary. Must be 21. 419-661-5200 or www.hollywoodcasinotoledo.com.
April 19-20: Toledo Ballet: “Giselle,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. 419-471-0049 or www.toledoballet.net.
April 19-21 & 25-29: “Death of a Salesman,” Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo. Arthur Miller's 1949 Pulitzer Prize winning drama surrounds Willy Loman, who in his failed struggles for the American Dream, has lost sight of everything that matters. 419-243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
April 19: A Taste of Schedel, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore, 6:30-8 p.m. Those planning an event are invited to come and meet the gardens’ preferred professionals. Reservations required by April 20. 419-862-3182 or www.schedel-gardens.org.
April 19-21 & 26-27: “Are We There Yet?” presented by Oregon Community Theatre, in the Fassett Middle School Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon, 8 p.m. except April 21, which will be a 3 p.m. matinee. A merry musical romp that includes everything from hysterical family car trips and mothers praying for hits at their sons' baseball games, to fathers sitting through ballet lessons and the joy of sex after 60. 419-691-1398 or www.oregoncommunitytheatre.org.
April 20: Professional Roughstock Series Rodeo, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7 p.m. www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com.
April 20: Spring Crafter’s Showcase, Sylvania Tam O’Shanter Sports & Exhibition, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free parking and admission. www.toledocraftsmansguild.org.
April 20: Party for the Planet, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day with the Zoo with recycling collections and cool activities to help you be a little more green. 419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
April 20: Auto Racing, ARCA/Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo, 5-8 p.m. 419-727-1100 or www.toledospeedway.com.
April 20: Fremont Pigeon Club Annual Swap Meet, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson and North St., Fremont. Doors open at 8 a.m. Free admission. Info: Larry Gardner at 419-483-3484.
April 20: Adopt a Beach, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 9-11 a.m. Join ONWR in celebrating Earth Day. 419-898-0014 or fws.gov/refuge/Ottawa.
April 20: Toledo’s Jazz Celebration Month (JAM) Free Performance, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, noon-5 p.m. Free and open to the public. Performers include Jelise & Company at 1 p.m.; Chris Brown & Candice Coleman (2 p.m.), Gene Parker Quintet and Masterclass (3 p.m.) and Jim Gottron Quartet (4 p.m.). Kids’ activities 1-4 p.m.
April 20 & 27: Morning Bird Walks, Magee Marsh, Boardwalk West End, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 8:30 a.m. Free. Join the naturalist to see the migrants at the marsh. 419-898-0960 or friendsofmageemarsh.org.
April 21: Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent in Concert, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.
April 21: March of Dimes Walk/March for Babies, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Register or get more info at www.marchforbabies.org.
April 21: Bob Dillon, Stroh Center, 1535 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, 6:30 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.
April 22: “Romeo and Juliet,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 10-11:30 a.m. 419-242-2787.
April 22: Film Focus: Independent Film Fest:” Found Memories,” a drama that demonstrates the power of still images and still moments. Main Library, McMaster Center, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, 6:15-8 p.m. 419-259-5285.
April 21, 25 and 28: Morning Blue Goose Bus Tours, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 8-11 a.m. Join a ranger for a behind-the-scenes look at habitat hotspots in the area. 419-898-0014 or fws.gov/refuge/Ottawa.
April 23, 25 and 30: Garlic Mustard Pulls, Magee Marsh Boardwalk, West End, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 1-4 p.m. 419-898-0960 or friendsofmageemarsh.org.
April 25-27: “Treasured Stories of Eric Carle,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo. Thurs. 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m., and Sat. 2 p.m. 412-242-2787 www.valentinetheatre.com.
April 25-28: “Dreamgirls,” Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, “Dreamgirls” tells the story of an up-and-coming, ’60s singing girl group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. 419-381-8851 or theaterleague.com.
April 26-28: “Sesame Street Live,” SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Show times are Fri. at 7 p.m.; Sat. at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and Sun at 1 and 4:30 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.
April 26: Silver Screen Classics: “The Pink Panther,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Featuring $2 popcorn, cold tall drafts and a full bar. 419-242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.org.
April 27: Wildlife Walk, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore, 10 a.m.-noon. Take a guided tour with naturalist Chris Ashley through the 17-acre gardens. Fee is $12, which includes admission to the grounds all day until 4 p.m. 419-862-3182 or www.schedel-gardens.org.
April 27: Global Youth Service Day. Visit unitedwaytoledo.org/gysd to learn how to get involved in projects throughout the area or register at 419-244-3063.
April 27: Louie the Elephant’s 10th Birthday Celebration, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Louie the elephant turns 10 this year, and everyone’s invited to a mammoth birthday celebration as he enjoys cake and enrichment gifts. 419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
April 27: Opening Night of Live Harness Horse Racing, Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. 419-476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.
April 27: Toledo Elvis Festival, St. Clement Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo, 2-11 p.m. Starring D.J. Fontana. Food, vendors and raffles. For tickets, call 419-727-5847 or www.elvissweetspirit.com/newsevents.htm.
April 27: Eagle Bus Tour, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Enjoy the refuge’s eagles on a back-roads bus tour. 419-898-0014 or fws.gov/Midwest/Ottawa.
April 28: 37th Glass City Marathon, downtown Toledo. A percentage of the profits will benefit the Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism. A family event offering multiple races including a marathon, half marathon, 5-person relay, 5K and kids’ marathon. www.glasscitymarathon.org.
April 28: RootsMagic Workshop, Hayes Presidential Center, 1 Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 1 p.m. Learn tips and tricks for using one of the most popular pieces of software for genealogists - RootsMagic - from the author himself. Free. Pre-registration required. www.rbhayes.org.
April 28: Vintage Base Ball Match, Hayes Presidential Center, 1 Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 1 p.m. Free. The Hayes Presidential Center’s vintage base ball club, the Spiegel Grove Squires, compete with the Wyandotte Ghost Riders in a match of 1860s-style base ball. All equipment, uniforms, and rules follow those in place during base ball’s early years (when the game was spelled as two words, not one.)The match is a double-header. www.rbhayes.org.
April 30: 37th Annual Quilt Show & Workshops, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Celebrate the rich tradition of quilting at Northwest Ohio’s premiere quilting event. 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
April 29: Jailhouse Rock Dinner Theater, Historic Sandusky Co. Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 5:30 p.m. An evening full of live jailhouse entertainment provided by David Lester, and a meal catered by Jimmy G's served “jail style” in the cell block. $20 per person. Info: 419-332-4470.
April 30: Aaron Carter, younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter in concert at The Rocket Bar, 135 S. Byrne Rd., Building F, Toledo, 7-11 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.
April 30: Family Fishing Day, East Harbor State Park Lockwood Shelter Pond, 1169 N. Buck Rd., Marblehead, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Catch some trout released by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Adults may fish after 2 p.m. 419-734-4424, ext. 2 or eastharborstatepark.org.
The Toledo Mud Hens will kick off the 2013 season April 11 against the Louisville Bats. In addition to the action on the field, fans can sink their teeth into more than two dozen new menu items including a Frozhen Flurry, a Cajun Burger and a Sudsie Wiener. (Press photo by Scott Grau)
The sparking new high-tech production of the Tony- and Academy Award-winning musical, “Dreamgirls” will electrify audiences April 25-28 at the Stranahan Theater. (Photo by Levi Walker courtesy of Theater League)