Pemberville exhibit being organized for “The Love of Art”
The 9th Annual For the Love of Art Student Art Exhibit will be on display at the historic Pemberville Opera House Saturdays Feb. 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12 from noon to 4 p.m.
More than 20 high schools and their graduates have been invited to participate in the show. In addition, Pemberville businesses will lend out their window and floor space to display and sell the creations of a number of local artists.
Young artists will also be showcasing their works. Preschool artwork will be on exhibit at the Pemberville Library and elementary school students will display their talents throughout the downtown area.
Admission is free. For more information, call Beeker’s General Store at 419-287-3274.
To help keep the roadways safer on Super Bowl Sunday, AAA Northwest Ohio is offering a Tipsy Tow service from 6 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday.
While AAA encourages party goers to designate a driver if they plan to consume alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday, the Tipsy Tow service is available to assist those who find themselves in an impaired situation and need to get themselves and their vehicles home safely.
To take advantage of Tipsy Tow, drivers should:
•Call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) between 6 p.m. Feb. 5 and 6 a.m. Feb. 6.
• State that they need a “Tipsy Tow.”
• Provide their name, home address, phone number and vehicle location.
“Tipsy Tow is available to help Northwest Ohioans celebrate the biggest football game of the year safely while helping fulfill AAA’s mission of making roads safer for everyone,” said April Cochran, Marketing Operations Manager for AAA Northwest Ohio.
Tipsy Tow provides a one-way ride for the driver, one passenger and their vehicle at no cost for up to 10 miles. Services will not be provided to motorists requesting a tow to another drinking establishment or to a destination other than their home. A tow to a hotel may be allowed if the motorist is, or plans to become, a guest.
Valentine tea party
A Valentine Tea Party will be held Feb. 13 in the community room at 1 p.m. at the Lutheran Home of Toledo, located at the corner of Seaman and Wheeling streets.
Entertainment will be provided by Just Us Two, who will sing and play country tunes. Refreshments will include tea, punch, cookies, small sandwiches and tarts. The event will also include 50/50 and Chinese raffles.
Tickets are $7 and must be purchased in advance at the Lutheran Home Gift Shop or by calling Dolores at 419-697-2422 or Betty at 419-693-4326.
Chocolate lovers fest
Christ Community Church and Community Christian Academy will present a Chocolate Lovers Fest Saturday, Feb. 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. at 303 W. Fourth St., Genoa.
In addition to chocolate and coffee, the event will feature live music. The cost is $10 for six chocolate tastings. A limited number of tickets are available. Call 419-855-4187 for tickets or more information.
Calendar photo winners announced
The Village of Elmore has announced the winners in the 2012 Elmore calendar photography contest.
First-place honors went to Ashley Simmons, of Gibsonburg, for her photo of the covered bridge at Sugar Creek Golf Course.
Jeff Fogelpohl, of Elmore, won second-place honors for his panoramic view of the Portage River.
The third-place winner was Chelsea Webb, of Elmore, who submitted a photo of winter on Rice Street.
Mayor Lowell Krumnow noted that he and village council members were pleased with the entries submitted for this year’s calendar. He also encouraged photographers to begin snapping shots now for next year’s calendar.
Art, fitness classes offered
InProcess, located in the Great Eastern Shopping Center next to JoAnn Fabric, is offering a variety of exercise and art classes throughout the month of February.
Fitness class offerings include belly dancing, Zumba and Zumba Gold, Hula Hoop Fitness and yoga. The art class schedule includes Temari Balls, Aluminum Chain Mail earrings, watercolor, Gem Trees, fabric painting and Amigurami (crochet a pet).
Special events planned include:
• Feb. 9: Relaxation and Conversation, 11 a.m.
• Feb. 11: Angel Card readings by Laurie G, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Feb. 11: Kenning Stone readings by Patricia Desondro, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Feb. 18: Self-defense for adult women (beginner), 1-4 p.m.
• Feb. 25: Orientation to Reiki, 9-11 a.m.
InProcess carries a wide variety of arts and crafts made by local and regional artists. For information about class times and fees, call 419-721-9467 or 419-262-6223
New art consortium formed
A group of area residents who want to promote the arts and enhance arts education have developed a new consortium for Northwest and North Central Ohio.
The Northcoast Arts Alliance will bring together organizations and individuals from Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties to support and cultivate the fine, performing, visual, culinary, digital and creative arts.
“The arts world is comprised of some of the busiest and most passionate people,” said Jeanne Gay of the Musical Arts Series at Firelands. “Having a regional network to share expertise, resources, and trade experiences is truly invaluable. It’s helpful to communicate with others in regular forums about the do’s and don’ts of presenting arts to our communities.”
The NAA functions as a “one-stop-shop” for regional arts groups that have been established by its membership. It will provide a regional arts calendar, weekly email newsletters, a website and bi-monthly membership meetings.
There are currently more than 20 members, including art galleries, dance studios, community theatres, museums, orchestras, arts councils and schools.
The next meeting of the Northcoast Arts Alliance is Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. in the State Room of the Sandusky State Theatre, and is open to the public. The meeting features guest speaker Judy Shafer, Director of Jazz in Schools of the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus Ohio’s Jazz Academy.
If you are interested in learning more about the NAA and how you may use this organization as a networking and resource, go to www.northcoastarts.com today or call Terra’s Music and Arts Office at 419-559-2233.
The Summer Kitchen Interiors in Helena and Beeker’s General Store in Pemberville will hold a Valentine Progressive Tea Sunday, Feb. 12 at 1 or 2:30 p.m.
The festivities will start at The Summer Kitchen Interiors, where participants will enjoy savory treats while sipping on different selections of tea. Then it’s on to Beeker’s for a Valentine Tea with Sweets.
Advance tickets are $15 and available by calling Beeker’s at 419-287-3274.
For a walk on the wild side, take your valentine on a Vineyard Adventure at the Toledo Zoo Saturday, Feb. 11 from 7 - 9 p.m.
Inside the our cozy Arctic Encounter, enjoy gourmet champagnes and wines from around the world, plus hors d’oeuvres, live music and socializing – all while polar bears and seals swim around you in an elegant setting unlike anyplace else.
Not into the romantic scene? Vineyard Adventures also make great girls’ nights out or just fun getaways for friends.
Tickets are $35 for zoo members and $40 for non-members. Open to those 21 and older. Reserve a space by calling the zoo at 419-385-5721, ext. 6001 by 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. Online reservations are also available at toledozoo.org/vineyards, and discounted pricing is available for groups and multiple-event packages.
Future Vineyard Adventure dates include March 24, April 27 and June 1.
Beauty and the Beast
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning hit Broadway musical invites theatergoers to “be their guest” as the production comes to life on the stage of the Stranahan Theatre March 29 through April 1.
The performance schedule is March 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and March 31 and April 1 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $23 and are available online at theaterleague.com, all Ticketmaster locations, The Stranahan Theater box office or by calling 800-982-2787.
For more information on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, visit theaterleague.com.