No foolin’ – April bringing baseball, birding and Easter bunny fun
Through April 13: “Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President” exhibit, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. In his first term as Ohio governor, Rutherford B. Hayes urged the legislature to establish a land-grant college funded by the Morrill Act of 1862. His persistence resulted in creation of The Ohio State University. The exhibit highlights the strong link between Hayes and the university. www.rbhayes.org.
Through April 25: “Natural Toledo” exhibit, Community Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. Inspired by TMA’s forthcoming major international exhibition, The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden, the Museum issued a challenge to two- and three-dimensional artists to help fill the Community Gallery with works of art that would transform it into a sensory experience inspired by the natural beauty of the Toledo region. www.toledomuseum.org.
|Passenger Pigeons, an etching from John James Audobon's "Bird of America", will be among the Toledo Museum of Art's "In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science" exhibit, on view beginning April 25. (Photo courtesy of Toledo Museum of Art)|
April 25-July 6: “In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science,” Gallery 18, Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibition chronicles the intersection of natural science and art in the pursuit of describing and identifying birds, from a medieval treatise on falconry to Audubon’s Birds of America and today’s field guide. Free admission. www.toledomuseum.org.
Through May 4: “Love & Play: A Pair of Paintings by Fragonard,” Gallery 28, Toledo Museum of Art. Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s playfully sensual companion paintings, the Toledo Museum of Art’s “Blind-Man’s Buff” and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid’s “The See-Saw,” are reunited for the first time in 25 years. www.toledomuseum.org.
Through May 11: “The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. Featuring 100 paintings, photos, drawings and sculptures of some of the most acclaimed European artists from the 17th to the 20th century.
Through May 18: “Paper Roses: Garden-Inspired Works on Paper,” Works on Paper Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art.
Through May 25: Varujan Boghosian, Wolfe Gallery Mezzanine and Gallery 18, Toledo Museum of Art. The Armenian-American artist’s poetic works incorporate unconventional objects, like children’s toys, ancient paper and shoes.
Through May: Terra Art Gallery, Terra State Community College, Building D, 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont. Featuring artwork from members of Firelands Area Art League. 419-559-2233.
Through May 26: PRIZM Creative Community presents, “Art-A-Fair 2014,” a free show featuring art, literature and live performance, Fifth Third Center at One SeaGate, 550 N. Summit St., Toledo. Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and weekends noon-6 p.m.
Through June 15: “Titanic, the Artifact Exhibition,” Imagination Station Toledo, One Discovery Way, Toledo. See real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with room re-creations and personal stories. Engineering, physics and social studies are all addressed as you explore the science of Titanic. www.imaginationstationtoledo.com.
Through Dec. 31: “Ups and Downs” exhibit, Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St., Sandusky. 419-626-6111, merrygoroundmuseum.org.
April 5: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Louisville Bats, 6 p.m., Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS, www.mudhens.com.
April 5 & 12: Bald Eagle Tour, Sandusky Co. Park District office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 5; 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12. Age 15 and older are invited to observe nesting, feeding and territorial behaviors. Registration required. 888-200-5577, www.lovemyparks.com.
April 6: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Louisville Bats, 2 p.m., Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS, www.mudhens.com.
April 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 and 13: “The Glass Menagerie,” Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo. www.toledorep.org; 419-243-9277.
April 5: Bald Eagle Day, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, noon-4 p.m. 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, friendsofmageemarsh.org.
April 4-6: Weak Signals Radio Control Exposition, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. The world’s largest exposition dedicated to radio-controlled model aircraft, boats and cars. Tickets available at the door. 419-255-3300, www.toledoshow.com.
April 6: “Stuart Little,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 2-4 p.m. The surprising story of a most unusual mouse who happens to be born into an ordinary New York City family. 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.
April 7-9: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Indianapolis Indians, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo, 6:30 p.m. 419-725-HENS, www.mudhens.com.
April 11-13: PRO Home & Garden Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Friday 4-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. An extensive array of interior and exterior products. 419-255-3300.
April 11: Toledo Walleye vs. Kalamazoo Wings, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL, www.toledowalleye.com.
April 11: Glass City Singles, Hawaiian Dance Party, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland, 8 p.m.-midnight. www.toledosingles.com.
April 11: Perch and Pierogi Dinner, St. Joseph Church, 8222 Barclay, Marblehead, 5-7 p.m.
April 12: Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Adolphus Kraemer Park, downtown Oak Harbor, 2 p.m. 419-898-0479, oakharborohio.net.
April 12: Internet Genealogy I, Using Free Genealogical Websites, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. $10/adults, $5/students. Registration required. 419-332-2081, www.rbhayes.org.
April 12: Terra Jazz, Strand Theatre, 220 S. Front St., Fremont, 8 p.m. BYOB; refreshments available. 419-355-8548, www.thestrandconcerttheater.com.
April 12, 19 and 26: Fremont Speedway Races, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; racing starts at 7 p.m. Each Saturday in the 2014 season, “The Track that Action Built” will feature a different theme and event. www.fremontohspeedway.com.
April 12-13: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairground, 712 North St., Fremont. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission and parking. 419-332-5604, www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
April 13: Toledo Walleye vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 5:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL, www.toledowalleye.com.
April 14: Sandusky Co. Historic Jail Tour, 622 Croghan St., Fremont. Tours offered at 5:30, 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. The 75-minute tour includes the 1892 jail, the 1840s dungeon located underneath the Sandusky Co. Courthouse and Gallows Exhibition Hall featuring the gallows used for the last hanging in Sandusky Co. (Tours are kid-friendly). Tickets ($2) are available at the Sandusky Co. Convention and Visitors Bureau, 712 North St., Fremont.
April 15: Campgrounds Open at White Star and Wolf Creek Parks. www.lovemyparks.com.
April 16-17: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo, 6:30 p.m. 419-725-HENS, www.mudhens.com.
April 17: Rain Garden Workshop, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River Rd. S., Elmore. Learn how to save money by building your own rain barrel. Fee is $50 per barrel. Registration required by April 10. 419-862-3182
April 18: Animal Egg Hunt sponsored by Meijer, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. Watch as some of your favorite zoo animals find Easter treats in their habitats. 419-385-4040, www.toledozoo.org.
April 18-19: Breakfast With the Easter Bunny, sponsored by Meijer, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 9-11 a.m. Enjoy a big breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the zoo Lodge. Separate fee. 419-385-4040, www.toledozoo.org.
April 18: Good Friday Fishing, White Star Quarry, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg, 8 a.m.-dark. All Ohio fishing laws apply. www.lovemyparks,com.
April 19: The Gallery Loop, St. Clair St., downtown Toledo, 3-8 p.m. A celebration featuring more than 30 local galleries, studios and local businesses showing and selling artwork by more than 100 local, regional, national and international artists. Free bus rides available. 419-254-ARTS, www.acgt.org or RSVP on Facebook (The Gallery Loop on (419) Day).
April 19: Hayes Easter Egg Roll, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, 2-3:30 p.m. Children ages 3-10 are invited to relive a White House tradition started in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes. Boil and color your own eggs (three) as your entry fee. Prizes awarded in four age groups. 419-332-2081, rbhayes.org.
April 19: KeyBank Pops: Boyz II Men, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 8 p.m. 419-246-8000, www.toledosymphony.com.
April 19: Spring Wildlife Beach Cleanup, Magee Marsh Wildlife Beach, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 10 a.m. Help make the beach safe for visitors and wildlife. Friends of Magee Marsh will provide lunch. Free. Reservations required. 419-898-0960, www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
April 22-25: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Indianapolis Indians, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington, Toledo, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday. 419-725-HENS, www.mudhens.com.
April 22: Earth Day Clean-Up, Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area, 1818 CR 74, Gibsonburg, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteers are asked to bring their own gloves and help with the cleanup. Trash bags provided. Water and trail mix snacks available. Registration required. 419-334-4495, www.lovemyparks.com.
April 25: Christian Rock Singer Carmen L. Miller performs to benefit Hanna’s Socks, a charity that provides socks and undergarments to homeless people, April 25, 7 p.m., Forrester’s on the River, 26 Main St., Toledo. http://www.tatemusicgroup.com/epk/?id=28296.
April 25-27, May 2-3: “On Golden Pond,” presented by Oregon Community Theatre, Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. 419-691-1398, www.oregoncommunitytheatre.org.
April 25: Toledo Opera, “Faust,” Valentine Theater, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. 419-242-2787, www.toledoopera.org.
April 25: Aaron Tippin in concert, Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $26 per person. 877-626-1950, www.sanduskystate.com.
April 26: Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Crafts, activities, recycling stations and more. 419-385-4040, www.toledozoo.org.
April 26-29: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Gwinnett Braves, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-HENS, www.mudhens.com.
April 26: Down Under Thunder, Strand Concert Theatre, 220 S. Front St., Fremont, 8 p.m. BYOB. Refreshments available. Opening act TBA. Tickets $10 in advance. 419-355-8548, www.thestrandconcerttheater.com.
April 27: Louie’s 11th Birthday, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. Join Louie the elephant for his 11th birthday party. Free with zoo admission. 419-385-4040, www.toledozoo.org.
April 27: 38th Glass City Marathon, University of Toledo Campus, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo. Start time 7 a.m.
April 28: Jailhouse Rock Dinner Theater, Historic Sandusky Co. Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Costumed staff will greet visitors at the door to get souvenir mug shots before they stand in the chow line for a delicious meal and real jailhouse entertainment. Following dinner, enjoy a tour of the Historic Jail, Dungeon and Gallows Exhibition Hall.. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the Sandusky Co. Visitors Bureau. www.sanduskycounty.org.
May 1-4: “West Side Story,” Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. www.ticketmaster.com.
May 3: National Train Day, Amtrak Station, 415 Emerald St./Dr. Martin Luther King Plaza, Toledo, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 419-244-2730 or visit National Train Day Toledo on Facebook.