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The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums debuted on Feb. 2 a special exhibit that features the stories of one of Ohio’s largest current-day refugee groups, the Bhutanese-Nepali community.

About 20,000 Bhutanese-Nepalis now live in Columbus and central Ohio after being forced to leave their native Bhutan and living for as long 20 years in a temporary camp in nearby Nepal.

Their story is rapidly becoming part of Ohio’s history.

Bhutanese Nepali neighbors
A new Hayes Presidential Center exhibit showcases
30 photographs of members of the Bhutanese-Nepali
community. (Photo by Tariq Tarey)

“Bhutanese-Nepali Neighbors: Photographs by Tariq Tarey” shares their experiences and introduces viewers to this community. The exhibit showcases 30 photographs of members of the Bhutanese-Nepali community. Each photograph was taken by award-winning photographer Tarey and is accompanied by a narrative written by Doug Rutledge, which details each individual’s history.

The photographs emphasize the historic sequence of the Bhutanese-Nepali refugee experience; from living and working in Bhutan, to being forced to leave, the experience of living in refugee camps in Nepal, to resettlement in Columbus, finding jobs, buying homes and finally becoming American citizens.

“Bhutanese-Nepali Neighbors” runs through May 25 in the lower level of the Hayes Museum. This exhibit was created through the Ohio History Connection and will travel throughout Ohio. HPLM is its first stop.

For information, call 419-332-2081, or visit

Through Feb. 18: “Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art,” Toledo Museum of Art Gallery 18. Christian art borrowed heavily from non-Christian traditions in terms of its techniques, media, style and iconography. This exhibit traces these continuities through the most remarkable objects of the period: precious stones, metals and jewelry. See some 30 masterpieces of Late Roman art, most of which have never been exhibited before in a museum.

Through Feb. 25: “Ice for Everybody: Lake Erie and America’s Ice Harvesting Industry,” Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. Special exhibit explains the story of how the Sandusky area became the center of a century-long mammoth industry that changed the way Americans lived. 419-332-2081,

Through March 18: “Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists,” Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. More than 50 objects showcase the women who now rank among the most innovative and celebrated glass artists.

Through. April 22: “The Art of Photography,” exhibit featuring the photography of Gil Gonzalez, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. Gonzalez, head of photographic resources HPLM, has photographed numerous subjects and will share some of his favorite work in this exhibit. 419-332-2081,

Through May 6: “The Mummies: From Egypt to Toledo,” Toledo Museum of Art. TMA is once more displaying the two Egyptian mummies that launched the Museum’s early collection and have fascinated visitors for more than a century. For info about related exhibit programming or to reserve tickets for a Saturday matinee film series, “He Went for a Little Walk: Mummies in the Movies” (Feb. 17-May 5) or flashlight tours, visit

Feb. 1-4: Disney on Ice: “Dream Big,” Huntington Center, Toledo.

Feb. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24: Snooze at the Zoo, Toledo Zoo, 6:30-10 a.m. During the overnight adventure, guests make enrichment for zoo animals, get a tour, meet animals up-close and enjoy delicious meals. Registration required.

Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23: “Einstein’s Gravity Playlist,” Ritter Planetarium, Toledo. 7:30 p.m. An exploration of how gravitational waves are formed, how they move through the universe and more. 419-530-2650.

Feb 3-4 – Living History Trade Fair, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, Fremont, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. 419-334-8180 or email

Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24: “Back to the Moon for Good,” Ritter Planetarium, University of Toledo, 1 p.m. 419-530-2650.

Feb. 4: New Singles Dance, Days Inn, 1800 Miami St., Toledo. Doors open at 6 p.m.; open dancing 6:30-10 p.m. $8 per person. glasscitydanceparty. com.

Feb. 6-11: “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” Stranahan Theater, Toledo. The inspiring true story of Carole King’s rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann—ultimately becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Feb. 8-11: Greater Toledo Auto Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, Toledo, 3-9 p.m. Thurs.; noon-9 p.m. Fri; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Displays of the latest and greatest models and automotive technologies.

Feb. 9: Glass City Singles Dance Valentine's Dance Party, Holland Gardens, Holland, 8 p.m.-midnight. Free dance lesson at 7:15 p.m. with paid $10 admission. Special Valentines surprise for everyone.

Feb. 9 and 10: Toledo Walleye vs. Kansas City Mavericks, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 9: Silver Screen Classics – Frank Capra’s “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” Valentine Theatre, downtown Toledo, 7:30 p.m. $5 movie screening. Cold, tall drafts, full bar, popcorn.

Feb. 9-10: Winterfest, downtown Perrysburg. Family-fun activities, ice carvings, food, music and more.

Feb. 9-11: Winterfest BG Chillabration, downtown Bowling Green, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri; 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. and 1:30-5 p.m. Sun. Winter fun including a Frozen Swamp Tent surrounded by an ice garden, carving demos, a Winter Market, entertainment, carriage rides and more.

Feb. 10: 7th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fest, the Community Ministry Center, 303 W. 4th St., Genoa. Sample cakes, candies, brownies, fudge, truffles and other homemade confections. Tickets, available at the door or in advance, are good for six samples. 419-855-8258,

Feb. 10: Dinner & Wine Tasting at the Zoo, Zoo-Malawi Event Center, 2 Hippo Way, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sit-down dinner with Chef's Choice wine pairings. $80 for zoo members; $85 for non-members. 419-385-5721,

Feb. 10: Second Saturdays R 4 Kids, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. An interactive, educational program for kids through age 12. Topic TBA.

Feb. 10: Wine Tasting at the Zoo, Toledo Zoo, 6:30 p.m. Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music and socializing.

Feb. 10: Girl Power, Imagination Station, downtown Toledo. A STEM career day for girls.

Feb. 10-11: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, Fremont, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Free. 419-332-5604,

Feb. 15: “The Night Life,” White Star Park Barn, Gibsonburg, 6:30-8 p.m. Dress for an evening outdoors and in to learn more about constellations, owls, and other tales of the night. Registration required. 419-334-4495,

Feb. 15-16: Museum Flashlight Tours, Toledo Museum of Art, 9 p.m. See the museum in a whole new Valentine light with your favorite someone. Adults only.

Feb. 16: Valentine’s Day Lovers Extravaganza, Stranahan Theater, Toledo. Featuring R&B legends Surface, Jon B. Lyfe Jennings and Keke Wyatt. 419-381-8851.

Feb. 16: Will Zoo Be Mine Valentine’s Day Adult Overnight, Toledo Zoo, 7 p.m.-10 a.m. Special access tours, catered meals and drinks and sleeping in the aquarium.

Feb. 16: Silver Screen Classics – “Gone with the Wind,” Valentine Theatre, downtown Toledo, 7:30 p.m. $5 movie screening. Cold, tall drafts, full bar, popcorn.

Feb. 16-18, 23-24: “Driving Miss Daisy,” presented by Oregon Community Theatre, Fassett Auditorium, Oregon. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun.

Feb. 17: Build Toledo, Imagination Station, downtown Toledo. Visitors to the science center’s latest temporary exhibition will become city planners, architects, engineers, bridge designers and community artists.

Feb. 17: Make a Family Tree on, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Becky Hill, head librarian, and Dustin Austin will give an overview on how to create an online family tree with an subscription. $10. Pay the day of class or in advance online at Register by calling Hill at 419-332-2081 or emailing

Feb. 17: Fremont Gun Show, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, Fremont, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sun. $5. 419-332-8189.

Feb. 17: Spring Fever Garden Symposium, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Featuring local speakers discussing what’s new in 2018 (perennials and annuals), drawing pollinators to your yard, creating spring wreaths, tree pruning and more. $26.75, includes light breakfast, snack and buffet-style lunch. Reservations required. 419-862-3182,

Feb. 17: Altered Book Workshop, Ottawa Ntl. Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 1-3 p.m. Recycle an old book into a collection of memories, precious keepsake or journal. Register by calling 419-898-0014 or visit

Feb. 17: Frozen in Time, Sauder Village, Archbold, 1-5 p.m. Experience winter on the farm – take a nature walk, meet farm animals, enjoy a winter craft and more.

Feb. 17: Little Big Town in Concert with guests Kacey Musgraves & Midland, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 17: Vocalist Storm Large: the Crazy Arc of Love, Stranahan Theater, Toledo, 8 p.m.

Feb. 17-18: Tour Ottawa Wildlife Drive, Ottawa Ntl. Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, sunrise-sunset. Enjoy the refuge from the comfort of your car. The seven-mile, one-way gravel route begins from the overflow parking lot. Entrance gate closes one hour prior to sunset. Free. 419-898-0014,

Feb. 17: Overnight Lock Down – all night public ghost hunt, Toledo Yacht Club, 8 p.m.-8 a.m. $60 per person includes light meal at midnight and continental breakfast. 419-726-3485,

Feb. 17-19: Sleigh Rides through Spiegel Grove, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. Ride through the grounds of Spiegel Grove in a horse-drawn sleigh.

Feb. 17-19: Free Zoo Admission for Lucas Co. Residents, Toledo Zoo. In appreciation of voters’ continuing levy support.

Feb. 18: “A Chorus Line,” Valentine Theatre, downtown Toledo, 7 p.m.

Feb. 19: Presidents' Day Camp, Toledo Zoo, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Drop your child (age 5-12) off at the Zoo for a winter adventure including exhibit tours, crafts, games and more. $40 for members, $45 for members. Register online at

Feb. 21: Eagle Tour, Ottawa Ntl. Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 1-3:30 p.m. Free. On a bus tour of the refuge, see eagle nests and discover why so many national birds call the marsh home. Reservations required. 419-898-0014,

Feb. 23-24: Toledo Walleye vs. Atlanta Gladiators, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 24-25: Cabin Fever Marketplace, Lucas Co. Rec Center, Maumee, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Shabby chic, vintage, primitive, country, contemporary, jewelry, clothing, bath and body, home decor, and gift foods.

Feb. 24: Vaguely Vegan - Make & Take Freezer Meals, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 3-5 p.m. Travel the world through your slow cooker. Make 10 healthy freezer-friendly meals in just two hours. Menu, detailed shopping list, supplies and healthy cooking tips and tricks provided. $48 includes light snack. 419-862-3182,

Feb. 24: Eagle Tour, Ottawa Ntl. Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m. Free. On a bus tour of the refuge, see eagle nests and discover why so many national birds call the marsh home. Reservations required. 419-898-0014,

Feb. 25: Toledo Walleye vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 5:15 p.m.

Feb. 26-March 4: Restaurant Week Toledo. Dine out and support local businesses. Forty participating restaurants have developed special prix-fixe menus available only during Restaurant Week. Reservations are recommended.

Feb. 27: Winter Walk, River Cliff Park, 1313 Tiffin St., Fremont, 4-5:30 p.m. Meet at the Sandusky County Park District’s new park for a guided walk. Registration required. 419-334-4495,
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