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Exhibits, special events planned For the Love of Art

“For the Love of Art,” a student art exhibit, will be presented Feb. 13 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pemberville Opera House, located on Front Street in Pemberville.

The community is invited to come and see the eclectic collection of artwork created by the area’s talented young adults. More than 28 area high schools & their graduates have been invited to participate. Admission is free.

In addition, Pemberville’s businesses are lending their window and floor space for area artists to display and sell their creations.

Those attending are invited to stop in for a hot drink and homemade baked goods at the Gallery Coffee Shop set up inside The Medicine Shoppe. Pemberville Library will host a display of artwork created by area elementary and preschool students.  

For more information, call Beeker’s General Store at 419-287-3274.


“Wait Until Dark”
Oregon Community Theatre will present “Wait Until Dark,” co-directed by Reed Steele and Jeff Smith, at 8 p.m. Feb. 19-20 and Feb. 26-27, and at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon.

Tickets, which are $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, are available at the door or in advance by calling 419-691-1398. More information is available at www.oregoncommunitytheatre.org.

AOoA: Help seniors remove snow
The Area Office on Aging is encouraging neighbors, family and church members to help older adults remove the snow from their sidewalks and driveways. 

For frail older adults who do not have neighbors, family or church members who can help remove snow for them, the Area Office on Aging will arrange for snow to be removed from their sidewalks on a limited, first-come, first-served basis. The Area Office on Aging will sub-contract this work to our existing service providers.

For all other frail older adults who need help through the Area Office on Aging, call 419-382-0624.


Like the Sopranos, only lower
The community is invited to a wake for “Tony Alto,”, as the Genoa Civic Theatre presents, “The Altos: Like the Sopranos, Only Lower!” Feb. 26-28 and March 6-7. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

The production will be presented in the newly painted theatre, located in the Historic Town Hall Opera House, at 509-1/2 Main St. in Genoa.

For more information or reservations, call 419-588-3103 or visit www.genoacivictheatre.org. The production is rated PG-14.


Lake to present “Oklahoma!”
The Music Department of Lake High School will present “Oklahoma!” March 4 and 6 at 7 p.m. and March 7 at 2 p.m.

“Oklahoma!” – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first musical – tells the story of a cowboy named Curly (Spencer Genson) and the girl he loves, Laurey (Stormi Marie). Complicating things is Jud (Alex Stefan), who works on the farm owned by Laurey’s Aunt Eller (Mackenzie Conine) and wants Laurey for himself. Other lead characters include Ado Annie (Jenson Strock), Will (Forrest Bennett) and Ali Hakim (Michael Moon). In all, more than 60 students comprise the cast, pit orchestra and crew.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 419-661-6640, ext. 3821.


Zoo offering free admission
The Toledo Zoo will offer free admission for all Lucas County residents from Saturday, Feb. 13 through Monday, Feb. 15.

The free admission is a way of celebrating both the President’s Day weekend and the partnership between the zoo and the voters of Lucas County.

In addition, the zoo’s Frozentoesen - a celebration of all things winter – continues throughout February, with ice-carving demonstrations, animal feeds and special activities and performances.

On Feb. 13, the zoo celebrates with Vanimal-tine’s Day, in which animals receive species-appropriate treat sthroughout the day. On Feb. 14, the Toledo Ballet will perform in the zoo’s historic Indoor Theatre. A complete schedule of performances and activities throughout February can be found at www.toledozoo.org or call 419-385-4040 for more information.

Lucas County residents must present ID showing proof of residency. The Toledo Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lucas County residents are admitted free of charge each Monday from 10 a.m. to noon.


Pancake breakfast rescheduled
The pancake breakfast benefiting Timothy Faulkner and his family, originally scheduled for Feb. 6 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elmore, has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 13, due to last week's winter storm.

Four-year-old Timothy Faulkner has Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome, a chronic, incurable vascular disorder that requires regular intervention. The closest place for treatment is the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Though insurance helps, it doesn't cover all the costs associated with treatments.

Serving times are 7-10 a.m. The menu will include Tank’s famous sausage and bacon, scrambled eggs, juice, milk, coffee, and all-you-can-eat pancakes. The cost is $3 per person, however, additional donations will be gratefully accepted. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will provide matching funds.

Grace is located on SR 51 (Woodville Road) at Witty Road, a mile north of Elmore. For directions or more information, call the church at 419-862-3630 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Auditions planned
The Pemberville-Freedom Area Historical Society will hold auditions for “Cheaper by the Dozen,” a heartwarming, nostalgic comedy based on the life of efficiency expert Frank Gilbreth and his family of 12 children,

Feb. 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. at the Pemberville Opera House on Front Street in Pemberville.

Rehearsals will begin March 21. The production will be staged April 23, 24 and 25 under the direction of Scott Regan.

The play calls for four men, four women and nine kids (at least 10 years old). No experience is required. Those interested in helping out with the production behind the scenes may also sign up at the auditions.

For more information, contact Scott Regan at 419-352-3257 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Scripts have been placed on reserve at the Bowling Green and  Pemberville libraries.

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