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Choraliers will take concert-goers on trip down Memory Lane
The Choraliers will present their spring show, “The Music of Our Lives” May 8, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. at Fassett Middle School, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon.

The Choraliers will lead audiences on a trip down Memory Lane with songs like, “Happy Together,” “16 Candles,” and “Sweet Caroline.”

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $6 each for groups of 10 or more and children 10 and younger. They are available at James Optical, 2737 Navarre Ave, Oregon; Beth Allen Florist, 2295 Starr Ave., Oregon; Urban Flowers in Rossford; at the door, or by calling 419-693-7542.


Blues at its best
For nearly 30 years, the Muleskinner Band has been providing listeners with a unique blend of quality bluegrass, gospel, and traditional country music.

The band will take the stage at the Pemberville Opera House Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. – the final show in the Live! In the House Concert Series.

Bill Purk, Jim Peterson, Ed Weisenbach and Gary Martin bring their individual musical backgrounds and experiences together to provide tight harmony, upbeat humor, and excellent musicianship, making a Muleskinner performance perfect for a wide range of audiences.

The musical offerings will span Big Mon to Buck, Patsy to Merle, Gospel to the Drifters, the Doobie Brothers to Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Great vocal harmony is a centerpiece of every Muleskinner rendering, as is solid instrumental backing and soloing.

Tickets are $10 and available are at the door. Visit www.pembervilleoperahouse.org for more information.


Swiss Singers celebration
Toledo Swiss Singers – one of the area’s oldest singing groups – will present, “Come Together – from Zurich to Liverpool to Toledo,” Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at The Chalet at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., a half-mile east of Coy Road, Oregon.

The singers, under the direction of Micah Graber, will feature traditional Swiss songs along with music by The Beatles. After the concert, there will be live music and dancing with the Encore Band.

Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. The menu includes beef tender tips, spatzle, mixed greens salad, vegetables and assorted pies. A cash bar will be available. Dinner tickets, available by advance sale only, are $24 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. For tickets, call Elaine at 419-206-0975.

Tickets for the concert and dance only are $12. For more information, visit toledoswiss.blogspot.com.


Bark for Life
Tiki Warriors Relay for Life Team will present the inaugural Bark for Life Saturday, May 17 at Veterans Memorial Park in Genoa.

The team fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Ottawa County, will include a walk through the park on multiple surfaces including pavement, gravel and grass. There will also be a variety of contests, including the best costume, biggest and smallest dogs, dog that resembles its owner, best bark and dog wearing the most purple.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., when participants can pick up their “wag bags” and wristbands. At 10 a.m., a blessing of the dogs will be held before the walk begins. Advance registration by May 10 will guarantee participants a “wag bag.” Limited bags will be available for day-of-event registrants.

The registration fee is $15 for the first dog and $10 for each additional dog. Pet-related businesses are invited to exhibit at the park for a $15 set-up fee.

Call Kim Coppes at 419-265-2789 to register or for more information.


A Wild Time for Mom
Show Mom that she is the best by bringing her to the Toledo Zoo for Mother’s Day, sponsored by Mercy. All moms receive free admission when accompanied by one or more children, only on Sunday, May 11.

In addition to a whole zoo’s worth of fun, an optional extra is the zoo’s full-service Mother’s Day brunch offered in the historic Lodge. Times, prices and menu details are available at toledozoo.org/mothersday. The outing fills fast; reserve a place early by calling 419-385-5721, ext. 6001. (advance reservations only).


Doors guitarist’s band to perform at casino
Hollywood Casino Toledo will present Robby Krieger’s Jam Kitchen in a free concert Thursday, June 19, at 8 p.m., as part of the casino’s summer-long Hollywood Concert Series. Tickets may be reserved at www.hollywoodcasinotoledo.com/HCS.

The band, led by the legendary guitarist from The Doors, will perform some of the band’s classic music on the outdoor stage, under the stars at the casino’s riverfront venue

Krieger will be joined onstage by bass player Arthur Barrow and keyboardist Tommy Mars, both of whom have performed alongside Frank Zappa. Rounding out the band are horn player Larry Klimas, who has performed with Neil Diamond, WAR and Chicago, and drummer Tom Brechtlein, who has worked with jazz greats Chick Corea and Al Di Meola.

The Hollywood Concert Series kicks off June 6, 7 and 8 with a weekend of free shows from Legends in Concert. Also announced for the series is Jamey Johnson, who will perform Saturday, June 14. Additional shows in the series will be announced in the coming weeks.


An Evening of One Acts
The Clay High Limelighter’s will present “An Evening of One Acts” May 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clay High School auditorium. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.

The program will include five student-directed one-act comedy and drama plays. Tickets are $6 for students and seniors and $8 for adults and may be purchased at the auditorium box office prior to the show.


Summer fun at the zoo
The Toledo Zoo will offer Summer Safari Camps starting in June.

The day camps, open to ages 4-14, include themes that stretch from penguins and polar bears to dinosaurs and fishing expeditions.

Kids ages 11-14 can spend time working as Junior Zookeepers in Nature’s Neighborhood, the award-winning children’s zoo, or they can become Junior Field Researchers and venture out with zoo staff for hands-on conservation projects throughout the region.

The fun isn’t just for the kids, though. Family Snoozes invite families to camp overnight at the zoo with children ages 5 and older. The fast-paced overnight experience includes animal interaction, keeper talks, exclusive tours, meals and more. Sleeping accommodations vary from sleeping in the Forest Room of Nature’s Neighborhood to camping in tents on zoo grounds. Each Snooze has a theme that directs the animal interactions, tours and more.

For more information about Summer Safari Camps or Zoo Snoozes, visit toledozoo.org.


Polish jazz band to perform
The Dixie Jazz Company, a Polish jazz band from Poznan, Poland is coming to Toledo for two shows, Wednesday, May 14 and Thursday May 15 at 7 p.m. at the University of Toledo, Center for Performing Arts’ Recital Hall (use Secor entrance).

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available from the Lourdes University Franciscan Center, by calling 419-824-3999, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cash or check payment only

Records and CDs will be available at the concert.


Photo contest under way
The Sandusky County Convention and Visitors Bureau is inviting area photographers to submit their best photos depicting scenes from throughout Sandusky County.

Photos will be on display May 9, 10 and 11 at the Sandusky County Art & Music Festival in Downtown Fremont. There will be a People's Choice Award and cash prizes for first, second and third place, Professional and Non-Professional Categories.

The deadline for entries is May 9. Entry forms are available for download at www.sanduskycounty.org. For more details, call 419-332-4470.


A Fine Pairing
Alpaca Crossroads, an advertising co-op of Northwest Ohio alpaca farms, will visit Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena, for a special event Saturday, June 7 from 2-8 p.m. Admission is free.

Attendees can taste Chateau Tebeau’s wines, have a casual meal and learn more about the “alpaca lifestyle” and the financial benefits of owning alpacas from some of the country’s most successful and experienced alpaca breeders.

For more information, visit www.thealpacacrossroads.com or www.chateautebeauwinery.com.


Knorr Orchestra season
The Johnny Knorr Orchestra will kick off their season Saturday, May 31 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania.

Admission to the performance, which will be a salute to Glenn Miller, is $10.

Bandleader Jerry Knorr has announced the retirement of vocalist Gay Hobbs. “We will certainly miss her renditions of ‘Oh Johnny’ and ‘We’ll Meet Again.’” Knorr said. He added vocalist Susan (Shultz) Gilmore, who sang with the orchestra prior to Gay, will be joining vocalist Joel Zmuda this season.

For a complete schedule of performances and more information, visit www.johnnyknorr.com, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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