Live in the House! show brings “The King” alive
There will never be another Elvis Presley and tribute artist Caesare Belvano will be the first to admit it.
Belvano will pay tribute to “The King’s” electrifying magic in his “Eternally Elvis” show April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pemberville Opera House.
The performance, part of the “Live in the House!” series, will include Belvano’s high-energy interpretations of Elvis’ greatest hits.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Belvano’s admiration and appreciation of Elvis Presley began as a very young boy.
He has performed in many cities across the United States as well as in Canada, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Venezuela.
Tickets to the show are $12 and are available at Beeker’s General Store in Pemberville or by calling Carol at 419-287-4848. For more information visit www.pembervilleoperahouse.org.
Bird ID class & Bald Eagle Day
Those who would like to brush up on their birdwatching skills just in time for the spring migration may want to sign up for Free Beginner Birders classes being offered April 4 and 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, just west of the Magee Marsh entrance.
The class was originally scheduled to be held at the Bird Center at Magee Marsh, but was moved because the building is closed because of water damage.
The first class will cover basic bird identification and songs, and participants will receive handouts about field marks, habitat, binoculars and where to go birding. The second class will focus on warblers and will end with a fun game of JeoBIRDY.
On Saturdays April 7 and 14 at 8:30 a.m., field sessions to practice birding skills will leave from the west end of the Magee Marsh Boardwalk.
To sign up for the class, call Mary Warren at 419-898-0960, ext. 31 or email
Bald Eagle Day
Bald Eagle Day will be held April 7 from noon to 4 pm at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Back to the Wild will be on hand with a live eagle and other birds. There will also be opportunities to view area eagle nests.
Spring break at the zoo
If a family vacation isn’t in your budget during the kids’ spring break, check out the fun at the Toledo Zoo.
With more than 8,000 animals on a 74-acre campus, you can travel “from snow to sand” in the company of polar bears, tigers, frogs, birds and fish – without the hassles of flight delays, lost luggage or cramped hotel rooms.
The Zoo’s Amur tiger cubs, an endangered species, are sure to make everyone forget about homework, laundry and getting up early. Depending on the weather, you may also see Lucas, the African elephant calf, or Tuli, the Masai giraffe calf, both were born last summer.
On Friday, April 6, the zoo will hold its popular Animal Egg Hunt, when the animals discover treats and enrichment items in their exhibits.
Eat in cages that once housed big cats at Carnivore Café. On the way out, grown-ups can grab a cup of coffee and gourmet treats at Timberline Bakery, inside the Zoo’s North Star Trading Post®.
Visit toledozoo.org for complete details, or connect at facebook.com/TheToledoZoo or twitter.com/ToledoZoo.
Easter egg roll
The Hayes Presidential Center’s annual Easter Egg Roll will be held Saturday, April 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Children ages 3 to 10 are invited to relive a White House tradition started in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes.
Simply boil and color three eggs as an entry fee to a variety of “rolling” contests on the lawn in front of the home. Prizes will be awarded in four age groups. Kids are also invited to bring a decorated egg to enter in the optional egg-decorating contest.
The Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont. For more information, call 800-998-PRES or visit www.rbhayes.org.
Family Fun Festival
A Family Fun Festival fundraiser to benefit David and Teresa Sawyer will be held April 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Millbury Firemen’s Rec Hall, 28410 Oak St.
The event will include a Golf Cart Show, kids’ games, raffles, a craft show and more.
How researchers are solving the mysteries of a spectacular ancient villa near Pompeii, Italy will be the subject of the next Toledo Museum of Art Masters Series program.
|Speaker, John Clarke will discuss the mysteries of a spectacular ancient
villa near Pompeii, Italy at the next Toledo Museum of Art Masters Series
program set for April 12. SHown is a piece of art discovered in the villa,
buried in a massive volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. (Photo courtesy of the
Toledo Museum of Art)
John Clarke, a professor of Greek and Roman art and architecture at the University of Texas in Austin, will speak on “Vesuvius and the Villa: New Discoveries Near Pompeii” at 7 p.m. April 12 in the museum’s Peristyle.
One of the world’s top scholars on Pompeii, Clarke will describe ongoing research at Villa Poppaea. Located three miles from Pompeii, the luxury villa may have belonged to Nero’s second wife, Poppaea Sabina. Excavations have uncovered 99 rooms in the fabulous villa on the Bay of Naples. Pompeii and the surrounding area were buried in a massive volcanic eruption in 79 A.D.
The Masters Series program coincides with the re-opening of the Museum’s Classic Court. The gallery has been closed since early January for a reinstallation of ancient art in the museum’s collection and enhancements to its display.
Free and open to the public, Clarke’s presentation is sponsored by the Museum Ambassadors with additional support from the Archaeological Institute of America–Toledo Society.
For more information, visit www.toledomuseum.org or call 419-255-8000.
Speaker John Clarke will discuss the mysteries of a spectacular ancient villa near Pompeii, Italy at the next Toledo Museum of Art Masters Series program set for April 12. Shown is a piece of art discovered in the villa, buried in a massive volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. (Photo courtesy of the Toledo Museum of Art)