The celebration of Pearson Metropark’s 75th anniversary will begin with “The Trail to Pearson,” a different presentation on four Sundays in March from 2 to 3 p.m. at Macomber Lodge. Admission is free.
Topics of this year’s annual March Series will focus on the history of Pearson, the Metroparks system Oregon and East Toledo.
The program will include:
• March 8 - Early Settlers Of Oregon, presented by Larry Michaels.
• March 15 - George Pearson and Pearson Metropark, presented by Mary Breymaier.
• March 22 - Bridges to East Toledo, presented by Fred Folger.
• March 29 - Citizens for Metroparks: The Creation of the Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area, by Janet Rozick.
Macomber Lodge is located on Navarre Avenue between Lallendorf and Wynn roads in Oregon.
Pearson Metropark was created from unique natural features and preserved during the Great Depression as a beloved community park through the efforts of devoted citizens of Toledo’s east side. A community celebration of the park’s 75th anniversary will be held in August along with the dedication of Pearson North, a 300-acre addition that doubled the size of park.
Bluegrass Live in the House
The Pemberville Opera House concert series. “Live In The House” will welcome Rick Prater and The Midnight Travelers for the seventh concert of the season March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Rick Prater & The Midnight Travelers perform Bluegrass music in their own way in a wholesome family performance, offering a fast-paced show that includes audience requests. The band has been well received at a large number of Bluegrass festivals and personal appearances.
Feel the Spirit
“The Spirit in Us,” a Contemporary Musical Cantata composed by Keith Klewer will be presented March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fassett Middle School auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave.
The musical traces the history of the early church from Jesus’ resurrection to the ministry of the first disciples.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Proceeds will benefit St. Mark Lutheran Church and Oregon Community Theatre. Call 419-693-8878 for tickets and more information.
Bird center seeking volunteers
Volunteers are currently being sought at the Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area near Oak Harbor.
Volunteers help at the Bird Center with visitors service including the book store, garden and special events. The Bird Center is open weekends beginning March 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
A training session for anyone interested in the Volunteer Program will be held March 14 at 2 p.m. at the Bird Center. At that time, volunteers will have the opportunity to explore the volunteer manual and get more details.
To sign up or obtain more information, call Mary at 419-898-0960, ext.31. Magee Marsh Wildlife Area is located at 13229 W. SR 2, between state routes 19 and 590.
Call for musicians
If you are in a band or orchestra, the Glass City Marathon wants you on the course.
Whether you are in a high school, junior high, jazz or bagpipe band - if you can carry a tune, or even if you can’t, register to provide musical support along the course.
The Toledo Roadrunners’ event will include a marathon, half-marathon, five-person marathon relay, 5K fitness run/walk, and a kids marathon (ages 2-12). Kicking off the weekend’s events will be a Wellness and Fitness Expo held at the SeaGate Center, presented by Get Fit Toledo April 25.
A portion of the proceeds from the race will go to honor local veterans through Honor Flight of NW Ohio.
On-line and mail-in registration forms are available at the www.glasscitymarathon.org registration page. All registration must be received or postmarked by April 15. If space is available, registration will resume at the Glass City Marathon Health & Fitness Expo at the SeaGate Convention Center race weekend.
For more information, please visit www.glasscitymarathon.org or contact Clint McCormick at 419-356-4881.
Canada Goose Day
Magee Marsh will observe Canada Goose Day March 1 from noon to 4 p.m.
The event, which marks the start of the spring migration in the marsh, will include displays and exhibits, local carvers, a guided marsh walk at 1:30 p.m., refreshments and more. The Friends of Magee Marsh Gift Shop will also be open.
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area is located at 13551 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor.
Cast members sought
Oregon Community Theatre will hold auditions for the comedy, “Ladies of Harmony,” March 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon.
Six men are needed to fill the roles of the "ladies" of the funeral committee. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script provided at the audition.
Performance dates will be April 24-25 and May 1-3. For more information, call 419-691-1398.
Up, Up and Away…
Organizers of Oregon Fest 2009 are reaching out to local business leaders and organizations that would like to get involved in this year’s festival, which will be held May 17 from noon to 6 p.m.
This year’s theme is “Up, Up and Away…” Anyone interested is invited to attend a planning meeting. Meetings will be held March 12 and 26, April 9, 23 and 30, and May 7 and 14 at 5 p.m. at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., Oregon.
For more information, visit www.OregonFest.net or call 419-691-9750.
Genoa Civic Theatre will present, “NUNCRACKERS: The Nunsense Christmas Musical” March 6, 7 and 13 at 8 p.m. and March 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. at the theater, located a 509-1/2 Main St. in downtown Genoa.
Come on down to the Mount St. Helen’s Convent Cable Access Studio for the first taping of the annual Christmas Program starring the nuns you love, plus Father Virgil and four students from the Mount St. Helen’s School. If you have been fortunate enough to have seen other “Nunsense” shows by Dan Coggin, you will be familiar with their sense of humor. If not, you’re in for a treat.
For reservations, call 419-855-3103. Visit www.genoacivictheatre.org for more information.