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Nationally known writer and radio personality Garrison Keillor will bring his

Writer and radio personality Garrison Keillor
will present “An Evening of Storytelling”
April 15 at 7 p.m. at Owens Community College.

satire and humorous anecdotes to Northwest Ohio as Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts presents “An Evening of Storytelling” on April 15 at 7 p.m. in the college’s Student Health and Activities Center.

Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

“Owens Community College is proud to welcome the return of Garrison Keillor to Northwest Ohio,” said Barbara Barkan, Owens manager for the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. “Mr. Keillor is the living embodiment of the Midwestern spirit as he shares his steady thoughtfulness, old-fashioned values, traditional songs and dry humor through the legendary radio show ‘A Prairie Home Companion.’”

Keillor began his radio career while attending the University of Minnesota. Following graduation, he went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969. Five years later, Keillor hosted his first broadcast of the now-famous radio show “A Prairie Home Companion.”



The Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, a 17-acre paradise of gardens and home to

For the first time, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens in Elmore will
open in April, allowing visitors to enjoy spring in bloom.

hundreds of rare and unusual species of trees, shrubs and plants has announced that, for the first time, it will open its gates to visitors in the month of April.

“Since we opened to the public in 1991, we have always started our season on May 1 and we just felt like our members and guests have missed out on so much early spring beauty that is present in April,” said events coordinator Veronica Sheets.

Sheets noted that in the next few weeks, the gardens will be adorned with crocuses and daffodils blooming among the grove of ancient dawn redwood trees. Tulips, forsythia and hundreds of other flowering trees and shrubs, including more than 20 varieties of Japanese maple, many of which grow in the Japanese Garden, will also add their brilliant colors to the spring landscape.

According to assistant director David Halsey, the nearly 20,000 annuals that are on display each year at the gardens won’t be planted until May, however, “There is still an amazing display of beauty here in the springtime that we’re excited for folks to get a chance to see for the first time.”



WT05, Toledo’s CW, announces a Casting Call for the 15th Cycle of “America’s Next Top Model.” WT05 will take its camera and interviewers from noon to 8 p.m. April 8 to New York Collection, 4861 Dorr Street. Previous casting calls have attracted more than 100 applicants each.

The call is open to women between the ages of 18 and 27, who are at least 5 feet 7 inches tall, and are American citizens. There is no weight requirement.

Applicants should bring a completed application, three photos of themselves, and a copy of their driver’s license or passport and Social Security card or birth certificate. Applications and eligibility requirements are available online at

At the audition, WT05’s camera crew will tape all the applicants, allowing them to show their attitude and personality on camera. A tape of all the applicants will be put together by WT05 crew, and sent directly to the casting director, along with their applications, copies of IDs and photos. An impartial judging panel also will select one winner from those who audition, and that person will get an appointment to meet with the “America’s Next Top Model” casting director.

“America’s Next Top Model,” which airs at 8 p.m. Wednesdays on WT05, follows a group of young women of various backgrounds, shapes and sizes who live together and vie for a grand prize which will include a modeling contract. The reality competition exposes the transformation of everyday young women into top models, as they face weekly tests that determine who can make the cut. The finalists compete in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp, a crash course to modeling fame that includes mentoring by supermodel Tyra Banks and exposure to high-profile fashion industry gurus, all under 24-hour-a-day surveillance of the “America’s Next Top Model” cameras, which chronicle every move.

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