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Music Under the Stars 2009, a summer series of free musical events featuring the

Toledo Concert Band and led by Sam Szor, continues this summer at the beautiful Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre.

The unique, family-friendly series is now in its 57th year. An estimated 2 million loyal audience members have attended since its inception.

The 2009 series will be held Sunday at 7:30 p.m. now through Aug. 16. There has been a reduction in the number of concerts this year, as sponsor support remains critical to Music Under the Stars operations.

Returning lead sponsors include The Andersons, Inc., Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and UAW Region 2-B. Mercy Health Partners has joined these lead sponsors for 2009. The Toledo Zoo and the Toledo Symphony continue to provide essential in-kind, material, and administrative support.


The city of Oregon’s third annual Community Day will be held in conjunction with the Dream Cruise this year. In the past, both events have been very popular and the combination of the two should appeal to an even larger crowd.

In the past, Community Day has drawn anywhere from 500 to a 1,000 people and the Dream Cruise usually has 800 to 1000 attendees, according to Tina Evans, who is on the planning committee.

Community Day originated as a celebration of the city’s 50th anniversary and it was decided to host the event every year. The event will be held on Saturday Aug. 1 at the Oregon City Municipal Complex at 5330 Seaman Rd. The rain date is Sunday Aug 2.


The Kelly Miller Circus will set up its tents Wednesday, Aug. 5 at Trail Marker Park in Woodville. Performances will be held at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30.p.m.

The circus company, as it is known now, was started in 1938 by Obert Miller and his sons, Kelly and Dory, as the Al G. Kelly Miller Brothers Circus. In 2007, John Ringling North II took control of the operations of the circus. He is the great-nephew of the famous Ringling brothers.

Early on the morning of shows, the elephants can be seen raising the Italian-made big top amid the 25 vehicles that the circus uses to transport itself all over the United States and Canada. According to the Kelly Miller Circus Web site, returning acts include the Casey McCoys tigers, a greatly enlarged Loyal Riding Troupe, master of the Rola Bola Fridman Torales, the KM Performing Elephants, clown Raul Olivares, and Cainan Eskimo Dogs.


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