The Press Newspaper
Parents and grandparents will likely relive memories from long ago when they see many toys and operating displays from their own childhood. Kids will see old-time toys they can’t get today.
• A 150,000-piece operating “LEGO Big City” layout presented by the Michigan Lego Club.
• The Tiedtke’s Department Store American Flyer antique operating train display.
• A rare, operating 1949 Lionel toy train store display featuring original, antique post-war toy trains just as they used to run in store windows.
• Many interesting layouts from area stores and clubs operating toy trains and accessories in all gauges.
• Exhibitors featuring wide array of operating toy displays.
• Free rides for little ones age 4 and younger on “Thomas” Riding Trains.
• More than 250 dealers varying in expertise in trains and toys from all eras including plastic, tin, diecast and more. Free appraisals and repair advice on site will be offered as well as original parts for sale.
Adult admission is $6 each. “Early birds” will be admitted at 9 a.m. for $8. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free with a paid adult admission.
The show will feature more than 175 exhibits from the area’s leading remodelers and landscapers. In addition, Detroit Tigers great Lance Parrish will be at the show Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. On Saturday, antique appraisers will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, visitors to the show can see Sasha Andreev, the star of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal,” between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors 60 and older and free for children under 12 or those with an active military ID. Discounted single-day or three-day event tickets are available at Menards or online at hireaprotoday.com. For more information, call 419-471-0101.
The next class takes place March 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Hayes Library. Head Librarian and veteran genealogist Becky Hill will explain how to discover the treasure trove of genealogical information contained in massive online subscription websites like Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest and Fold3.com. Hill also offers tips on making the best use of the time you spend searching these databases. The Hayes Library provides free access to all of these subscription sites via a bank of public-use computers available in its Reading Room.
The presentation schedule includes:
March 18: Daniel Downing, education and operations chief at the River Raisin National Battlefield, will talk about the famous battle at that Monroe, Mich. battlefield.
March 25: Local historian and author Larry Michaels will discuss Ohio’s best-known explorer, Peter Navarre, who played a role in the war.
“Curling is a really fun activity that almost anyone can learn in a short time and do for a lifetime,” club member Michael Nelson said. The Club curls at the BGSU Ice Arena from October through March.
The club extends an open invitation Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. to try out the sport during regular league play. “There is an extra sheet of ice during this time, and a club member will be available to explain the game and give basic instruction,” Nelson said.
The cost is $15 per person for two hours of hands-on curling, which includes instruction on basic rules and technique, followed by actual curling. Due to limited space, registration is required by calling Mike at 419-262-1143 or Scott at 419-494-1114.
From noon to 4 p.m., brides- and grooms-to-be can network with wedding industry professionals including photographers, wedding planners, florists, DJs, caterers, bridal shops, decorators and more. There will also be special offers, food samples, entertainment and giveaways throughout the afternoon.
Admission is $7, however guests can pre-register at www.saudervillage.org/bridal to receive a $2 discount coupon. Registered guests will also be entered into the grand prize drawing that includes a two-night stay at Sauder Heritage Inn, gift basket, dinner at the Barn Restaurant, gift certificates and more.
Call 800-590-9755 for more information.
Online coupons at the zoo’s website – toledozoo.org – offer visitors a 50 percent discount from March 1 through March 14, and a 25 percent discount from March 15 through March 31.
Auditions will be held March 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. and March 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Dance F/X Academy, 4730 W. Bancroft #9, Toledo.
Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a minute-and-a-half piece, preferably from the rock music/rock musical genres. The piece should showcase best vocal range and ability. Those auditioning should also be prepared for cold reads from the script and a short dance audition. An accompanist will be provided. Parental permission is required for those under 18. The required permission slip may be found online at 3BProductions.org.
Show dates are May 17, 18, 19 and 20. For more information, visit the website.
Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses are welcome. For more information, call 419-691-2254.
The Limelighters will be placing special “Toilet-Trees” at collection sites around the Oregon community and at the performances. Donations of toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush/toothpaste, and hand sanitizer are most needed.
The Limelighters will also be donating $1 of every ticket sold opening night, March 9, to the Cody Van Hersett Hockey Scholarship Fund.
Performances are in the Clay High School auditorium, with 7:30 p.m. curtain times Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. There will also be an opportunity for $20 “Dinner and a Show” tickets on Saturday, March 10, with proceeds supporting Limelighters Boosters. For tickets call Karen Nyitray at Clay High School at 419-693-0665.
Youngsters are invited to have breakfast with the “Seussical” characters March 10 in the high school cafeteria. Seating times are 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Every child will receive a cast-autographed Dr. Seuss book.
Curtain time is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. All tickets are $10 and can be purchased in the High School Office. Call 419-833-3611 for more information.
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