Celebrate summer with an evening of fun at Pearson Metropark Wednesday July 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy crafts, walking tours, games, face painting and entertainment. Activities will be centered at the Packer-Hammersmith Center. There will also be half-price pedal boat rentals. Ice cream and cake will be available for a nominal charge to benefit Pearson.
Summer Fest is co-sponsored with Friends of Pearson. In the event of inclement weather, a rain date has been set for July 10.
Benefit for the Animals
Tiger Ridge Exotics, 5359 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, will hold its 2nd Annual Benefit for the Animals July 27 from 2 to 7 p.m.
The event will include a bike show (sign up at 2 p.m.; judging at 3:30 p.m.), a 50/50 raffle, food and beverages and an appearances by Leo (Elvis) Days and Robert (Elvis) Rosenscrantz.
Doors will open at 2 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show. For more information, call Roberta Hetrick at 419-837-6277 or Barb Korn at 419-472-7998.
The Pemberville Independent Merchants Association will host its annual summer Community Sidewalk/Garage Sale July 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Community members are encouraged to participate. PIMA once again will be publishing a town-wide map highlighting participating sale locations. The registration fee to be included on the map is $10 and is due by July 11. Mail to PIMA, PO Box 235, Pemberville, OH 43450. The registration fee covers advertising expenses for the event and the cost of the savings bonds to be awarded. Registration forms are available from participating PIMA merchants in the Pemberville area.
More information may be obtained by calling Kathy Barnes at 419-287-4996 or Rebecca Krukemyer at 419-287-2201.
Enjoy some Magic Stu
The Pemberville Opera House, in conjunction with the Pemberville Freedom Area Historical Society, will present international sensation, magician “The Magic Stu” at the Cruisin in Pemberville July 10 at 7 p.m. where he will “tease” crowds with a special illusion.
He will then perform three shows July 12 at 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the historic opera house.
Magician Stuart MacDonald, The Magic Stu, is widely known for his feats of illusion. The entertaining program of magic will excite and please people of all ages.
Tickets for the Saturday show are $10 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and under and are available at Beekers General Store (419-287-3274), by contacting Carol Bailey at 419-287-4848 or at
or at the door the day of the performances.
Learn more about The Magic Stu at www.themagicstu.com. The performance is being sponsored by Krafty Kids and the Celebration Center.
The Teutonia Männerchor 34th Kornfest will be held Aug. 2 at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd. (near Coy Rd.) in Oregon in the ”Schwabenhalle pavilion.”
The festival will include BBQ chicken, all the sweet corn you can eat, plus salad and dessert. Children under 10 eat free from a special children’s menu available. Dine in or carry out. Tickets are $12.
Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner music will be provided by the Martin Brothers Band from Detroit. Also dance to the Rhinelanders from 7 to 11pm. There will also be a full cash bar featuring German and American beers.
Advance tickets are recommended and are available at S&K Office Suppliers, 132 Main St., Toledo (419-691-3537), the Clubhouse at the Grove or from any Teutonia Mannerchor/ Damenchor member.
The Teutonia Männerchor, founded in 1867 as a German men's chorus, is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of German song. The Damenchor or ladies’ chorus, was founded in 1969. Members live in Lucas, Ottawa, Wood and Hancock counties in Ohio and Monroe County in Michigan.
The North Coast Concert Band concert that was rained out June 22 has been rescheduled to July 8 at 7 p.m. in Birchard Park, Fremont. The performance will include medleys, marches, and numbers featuring the trombone and percussion sections. The concert is free and open to the public.
Oral history to be released
The fourth volume of oral history interviews, “The People of Ottawa County: Threads and Textures of a Tapestry,” will be released July 10 at the Ottawa County Historical Museum event during the Chautauqua Festival, running July 8-12 in Port Clinton.
It will be available after July 12 in Oak Harbor at Oak Harbor Hardware and at Community Market; in Elmore at Elmore Five & Dime; and the Ottawa County Historical Museum. Volumes II and III are also available.
Lake Erie photo contest
Two July deadlines are approaching for amateur photographers to submit their pictures to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission's 2008 "Life on Lake Erie" photo contest.
The competition is open to amateur photographers age 18 and older for photos of a person, plant, wildlife scene or other activity taken between July 20, 2007 and July 8, 2008 that captures what the commission describes as "the unique character of the region." Photos may be in color or black and white, ut no digitally altered pictures are eligible.
The deadline for submitting photos for consideration is July 11. No more tha five entries will be accepted from one household and pHotos must be the original work of the photographer. To enter, print out an entry form available at the commission's Web site at www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo and mail that and a 5-inch by 7-inch print of the photo entry to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission, One Maritime PLaza, Fourth Floor, Toledo, OH 43604.
Complete rules for the contest are also available at the commission Web site and all photos submitted become the property of the commission. Winning photos will be announced during Ohio's Coastweeks 2008 celebration, which runs from Sept. 12-21. They will also be displayed in a traveling exhibit that will be shown at various locations along Lake Erie.