Fundraiser set to benefit stroke victim
A fundraiser to benefit Darryl Fullwood and his family will be held May 24 from 5:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. at The Venue in Northwood.
Fullwood, the father of three, has suffered three strokes – the two most severe since January. Recently discharged from the hospital, he is unable to speak or eat enough to remain nourished, and has been placed on a feeding tube. His medical bills total near $1 million.
The fundraiser will include music by DJ Bobby D, comedians Terry Rook Jr. and Dick Pretzel and local band Caught in the Boogie. There will also be a family time featuring kids’ games from 5-8 p.m. Taco dinners will be sold all night, and there will be a silent auction and reverse raffle with a myriad of prizes, including the chance to be an extra in a local independent film (www.badatom.com), a 24-foot Patriot Fire Pit, a silver necklace and more.
In addition, Nationwide Auto on Woodville Road has offered to donate $75 to the family for every car sold when buyers mention the benefit at the time of sale.
Wine & Dine fundraiser
The Wood County Humane Society’s “Wine & Dine” fundraiser will be held Friday, May 31 from 6-10:30 a.m. at Olscamp Hall at Bowling Green State University.
The event will include a silent and live auction hosted by Jerry Anderson, of WTOL-TV, along with dinner, dessert, beer and wine.
Tickets are $45 per person and $80 per couple if purchased before May 20 and $55 per person and $100 per couple after that date.
For ticket information, email
or visit facebook.com/wchsohio.
Children’s Theatre Workshop
The Pemberville Freedom Area Historical Society will once again sponsor the Pemberville Children’s Theatre Workshop this summer.
Now in its sixth year, the program is made possible through the Gale and Marlyn Williamson Performing Arts Fund, which provides funding for children’s programming at the Pemberville Opera House.
The theatre workshop will meet Saturday afternoons throughout the summer, culminating in the production “Jason and the Argonauts” – a likeable, cheeky, action adventure featuring heroic Prince Jason, plucky Princess Medea, Hercules and all the gang for a lively re-telling of the greatest adventure story ever told.
Participation is open to all children between the ages of 7-16. Children must possess a strong ability to read and work well with others. Those seeking speaking parts must be audition with a prepared monologue no more than one minute in length. Information and applications are available to download at www.pembervilleoperahouse.org or by contacting
. The cost of the workshop is $30.
Arts & Music Fest
Downtown Fremont will be bustling this Saturday, May 18 with area art vendors displaying their crafts, musicians showing their talents and county high school youth exhibiting their art creations at the second annual Fremont Arts and Music Festival.
The festival will begin at 10 a.m. with the Gibsonburg Jazz band taking the stage on Front Street. The Fremont Company will sponsor local art creations from students representing most of the high schools in Sandusky County at The Strand Theater all day. Judging of the art displays will take place in the afternoon. Gift cards will be awarded to the winners in various categories.
Children of all ages will have plenty of activities to enjoy throughout the day, including reading sessions from Birchard Library, crafts and activity tables and more. The Sandusky County Sheriff's K-9, Brutus, will also make an appearance at the festival.
Area art vendors will display their wares throughout the day. Many of the items will be available for purchase including glass-blown creations, jewelry, garden art, metal fabrications, paintings and more. A wide variety of food and refreshments will be also available.
Proceeds from the festival will aid in awarding a scholarship to an art/music student from each high school within Sandusky County.
AARP Driver Safety course
AARP Driver Safety is celebrating Older Americans Month by inviting AARP members and non-members to take its online course at a discounted rate of $5 from May 1 through May 31, 2013. The course normally costs $15.95 for AARP members and $19.95 for nonmembers.
Older Americans Month is a tradition sponsored by the Administration on Aging. Because older adults represent a significant and fast-growing proportion of American drivers—and it has been decades since most older drivers have completed a driver education course—AARP Driver Safety offers a valuable opportunity for drivers to refresh their skills and knowledge.
Since 1979, the AARP Driver Safety course has helped more than 14 million drivers learn proven safety strategies and techniques for adapting their driving to accommodate the physical and cognitive changes that may come with aging.
The AARP Driver Safety online course is available to drivers of all ages who would like to refresh their driving skills, and is available in both English and Spanish.
To redeem the discounted online course offer, visit www.aarpdriversafety.org. Click the "Sign Up" button and enter the promo code OAM2013 when prompted. The discounted rate is valid through May 31 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Although participants must register for the course by May 31, they will have 60 days to complete the course from the day of registration.
AARP Driver Safety's Older Americans Month offer is valid for the online course only. To take a classroom course at the regular price, visit AARP Driver Safety's classroom course locator at www.aarp.org/findacourse or call 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669). For more information, email
Theater League 2013-14 season
Theater League has announced the 2013-14 Broadway in Toledo Series Live! at the Stranahan Theater.
The performance schedule for the Toledo Broadway Series includes “Hello Dolly,” Oct. 24-27; “War Hors” Dec. 3-8; “Rock of Ages,” Feb. 6-9, 2014; “Million Dollar Quartet,” March 20-23 and “West Side Story,” May 1-4.
Special engagements include “Cirque Dreams Holidaze,” Dec. 1; “Stomp” Jan. 18-19, 2014 and “American Idiot” March 2.
Season tickets start at $115 for all five shows. Theater League season members receive the best seats at locked-in prices before tickets go on sale to the public, as well as priority access to tickets, premium seating, easy exchanges, advance ticket offers, lost ticket insurance, Swap-A-Show privileges and dining discounts. To find out more, visit theaterleague.com.
Registration is under way for Terra State Community College’s KidsCollege 2013, which will run from July 15-18.
Sessions begin at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. with classes for children from first grade through eighth. Class offerings such as “Pastapalooza” and “Clowning Around” highlight the creative arts offerings, while “Eggcellent Experiments” and “CSI Fremont” are featured under the nature, science and technology schedule.
As with the past few years, a Friday FunFest will follow the regular KidsCollege on July 19. Special guest Mr. Gallagher (the Science Guy) will be on campus to entertain and educate.
Each class costs from $30 to $65. Fun Fest is $15 and includes lunch. An early registration discount of 10 percent will be given to those registering by June 3. A family registration discount is also available.
New this year is a T-shirt Design Contest. Get the template online and submit a design to the Kern Center, Attn: Amanda, 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont, OH 43420 by June 7. The winner will receive a T-shirt, free FunFest day for themselves and a friend, or $30 gift certificate to KidsCollege 2013.
For an entire schedule, visit www.terra.edu/learning or call 1-800-826-2431.
Air Supply, LeAnn Rimes set to perform at casino
Two more shows have been added to Hollywood Casino Toledo’s Inaugural Summer Concert Series.
Air Supply, with original members Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, will perform Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m. With hit songs, “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “The One that You Love,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All”, Air Supply has achieved multi-million plays on the radio.
LeAnn Rimes will bring her new album “Spitfire” to Hollywood Casino Toledo Friday, July 5 at 8 p.m. Rimes made her breakthrough into country music in 1996 with her debut album, “Blue,” which reached #1 on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multiplatinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Tickets for both shows are on sale now. Tickets are $30 for Air Supply and $45 for LeAnn Rimes and are available exclusively at www.ticketweb.com. All tickets are for general admission with first-come, first-served seating. Parking is free and everyone must be 21 years old to attend the show.