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Lake High School to present “The Music Man”
Lake High School will present its spring musical, “The Music Man” March 21, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m.

The much-loved musical follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. Hill’s plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by the curtain’s fall.

Tickets will be available at the door, and will cost $5 for students 18 and under and seniors 60 and over, and $7 for all other adults.

To reserve tickets or for more information, call 419-661-3000, ext. 3832 or visit

Comedy, magic & hypnosis
Jason Christopher will present Comedy Magic & Hypnosis Show Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Woodmore High School gym.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Children under 3 will be admitted free. Proceeds raised will benefit the sophomore class of 2015 prom fund.

The first 30 minutes will be a comedy/magic show. After an intermission, Christopher will invite 24 audience members to participate in the hypnosis part of the show.  Among the highlights – an audience member will float, and attendees will meet a mindreading raccoon. There will also be raffles, a bake sale and concessions available.

Tickets are available at the Woodmore High School office.

For more information, call Hope Nevins at Woodmore High School at 419-862-2721.

Have a Heart. Donate Blood.
February is American Heart Month, and the Red Cross is offering a reminder to have a heart and donate blood.

“Blood donations help many types of patients, including cardiac patients who are one of the leading users of blood and blood products,” said Tiffany Gradel, spokesperson with the Western Lake Erie Blood Services of the Red Cross. “When individuals roll up their sleeve, they help build the blood supply. This is important anytime, but especially during the cold, wintry months when blood donations tend to decline. It’s important that the blood is on the shelf when hospital patients need a transfusion.”

To schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit for more information.

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. A Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID is required to donate blood.

Walleye blood drive
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 7 p. m. the Toledo Walleye will host their 4th annual blood drive at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo.

The blood drive will be held in the Aquarium at the arena, located at 500 Jefferson Ave. in Toledo.

Everyone who comes to donate blood will receive a ticket to a Walleye game (limit 200). To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit and enter the sponsor code TOLEDOWALLEYE.

Donors will also meet Walleye players and mascots, and be entered to win a Walleye Experience package. Free parking will be available at the Port Lawrence Garage.

Dress for success
Each year, thousands of women are unable to secure employment because they don’t have access to appropriate clothes to wear on job interviews.

Dressbarn is teaming up with the non-profit organization, Dress for Success, with the goal of gathering 60,000 articles of clothing, as part of its S.O.S. - Send One Suit – Weekend donation drive, March 7-10.

This year’s clothing drive marks the 11th consecutive year dressbarn and Dress for Success have partnered to help women in need receive professional business attire. All 830 dressbarn stores across the country will serve as drop-off sites for new or gently used professional attire including suits, dress shirts, blazers, pants, dresses and shoes that will be used to benefit women seeking to transition into the workforce.

“We are thrilled to be a part of such a wonderfully philanthropic program,” stated Veronica Valladares, dressbarn AVP of Marketing. “We are not only giving these women clothing donations, we are helping them gain economic stability, a positive outlook and most importantly, a new and improved sense of self.”

Dress for Success will distribute the collected clothing articles nationwide to women looking to get a job or re-enter the workforce.

Dressbarn stores will offer donors an additional 15 percent total purchase savings in gratitude for their generosity. For more information about dressbarn, located at 9874 Olde U.S. 20 in Rossford, contact District Sales Leader Suzanne Volle at 440-238-3147 or

A complete list of stores can be found at




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