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Fundraiser to benefit local tot
A fundraiser for Felicia Baumgartner, of Toledo, will be held April 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at Eastern Lanes, 3511 Woodville Rd., Northwood.

Felicia, born in September 2011, was diagnosed with Apert Syndrome, which causes the bones in the skull, mid-face, hands and feet to fuse together. She will undergo her first cranial surgery May 15.

The fundraiser will include three games of bowling and shoe rental for a donation of $10 per person. There will also be prize and 50/50 raffles.

For more information, call 419-691-8551.

“Honky Tonk Angels”
Oregon Community Theatre will present “The Honky Tonk Angels” April 20-21 and 27-28 at 8 p.m. and a matinee performance at 3 p.m. April 22. All shows are at Fassett Middle School Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon.

The “Honky Tonk Angels” follows the journey of three women who are fed up with their lives and set out to chase their dreams of becoming country music stars. They meet on a bus on their way to Nashville where they strike up a friendship and decide to pursue their dream together as a trio.

The show includes many country music classics by artists such as Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and Willie Nelson.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors/students and they can be purchased in advance or at the door. Call 419-691-1398 or visit for more information.

Volunteers sought
Volunteers are needed for the 11th annual Claire’s Day, which will be held May 19 on the campus of the Maumee Branch Library, located at 501 River Rd. in Maumee.

Volunteers age 14 and older are needed for morning shifts from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and afternoon shifts from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Claire’s Day is a free family book festival held annually in honor of Claire Lynsey Rubini, who died suddenly July 6, 2000 as a result of a heart condition. Since its inception, thousands of families have been impacted by Claire’s Day, the largest reading festival in Northwest Ohio.

Ten authors and illustrators will be featured at this year’s event. In addition, C.A.R.E. Awards, or Claire’s Award for Reading Excellence, will be presented to local children who have made great strides in their reading ability.

Volunteer forms are available online at Written permission from a parent or guardian is needed for volunteers ages 14-17.

“The Rainbow Fish”
With his lovely coloring and his special shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask him for some silver scales, he refuses. How can he sacrifice the one thing that makes him unique?

In ArtsPower’s musical adaptation of the classic tale by Marcus Pfister at The Valentine Theatre April 21 at 2 p.m., the Rainbow Fish comes to understand that making others happy is the best path to happiness.

For tickets or more information, visit or call The Valentine Box Office at 419-242-2787.

Spring Craft Show
The juried members of the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild will present their annual spring craft show, the “Spring Crafters’ Showcase’’ April 21 from 10 am to 4 p.m. at the Tam-O-Shanter, Sylvania Sport and Exhibition Center, 7060 Sylvania Ave. in Sylvania.

This show will feature many of the newest spring decorating items and ideas including dried and floral arrangements; soaps and lotions; fabric creations; jewelry; metalwork; ceramics, seasonal items and more.

Admission and parking are free.

Besgrove benefit
A dinner dance to benefit Jill Besgrove, who is battling breast cancer, will be held April 21 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Sunrise Banquet Hall, 1460 Woodville Rd., Millbury.

The evening will include a chicken dinner, cash bar, raffles and music. The donation is $25 per person ($15 for youths 14 and younger). Proceeds raised will help defray the cost of Besgrove’s treatment and surgery.

For more information, call Teresa Besgrove at 419-343-6980. Tickets sales are by advance reservation only.

Dart Frog Dash
Registration for the Zoo’s Dart Frog Dash on Saturday, May 12, is now open.

The 5K run/walk, presented by Mercy Children’s Hospital, starts at 8:30 a.m. and is certified by USA Track and Field (USATF).

The 5K run is chip-timed, with award categories for men and women in several age groups. The 5K walk is non-competitive and does not include awards. The course winds through the zoo’s grounds (before public hours), as well as the residential streets around the Zoo.

The Dart Frog Dash also features a popular Kids’ Fun Run, sponsored by McDonald’s. The 1K walk/run is open to kids age 12 and younger. In addition to recognition for all finishers, Hugs the Hippo and Ronald McDonald and Friends will be at the finish line to greet the runners/walkers. After the race, families are encouraged to stay at the zoo for the fun “Get Active” show featuring Ronald McDonald and Friends at 11:30 a.m. in the Indoor Theatre.

Participants who pre-register by May 6 will receive a free Toledo Zoo Dart Frog Dash t-shirt. Snacks, fruit, sports drinks and water will be provided beyond the finish line in the zoo’s Main Plaza; one water station will be provided on the 5K course.

Race packets (for participants registered by May 9) will be available at Dave’s Running Shop in Starlite Plaza, Sylvania Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10, from 3 to 8 p.m.

For more information, visit

Images of the Great Depression
The Wood County Historical Center & Museum will host the photographic exhibit, “Images of the Great Depression in Ohio: Documentary Portraits Revisited” from April 14 to June 10.

The traveling exhibit, made possible by the Ohio Humanities Council, consists of poignant photographs depicting the impact of the Great Depression on Ohio’s landscape.

The exhibit opens with a free program by author Kenneth J. Bindas called, “How Did Ordinary People Experience The Great Depression?” April 14 at 1 p.m. Using more than 600 oral histories, Bindas shares views and experiences of common people during this extraordinary time, tackling issues from FDR and government agencies to consumerism and their lack of employment. 

The museum is located at 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekends 1-4 p.m. A $4 suggested donation per adult is appreciated. For more information, visit

Bowling for Honor Flight
ProMedica Air & Mobile is sponsoring the first-ever Honor Flight Bowling Tournament May 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Interstate Lanes, 819 Lime City Rd., Rossford.

The entry fee is $20 per person, which include three games, a rental ball and shoes. Teams may consist of up to five people per lane.

Awards and prizes will be given throughout the evening. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and other fundraising activities.

For more information, contact Christina Crites at 419-843-8195 or

Mom-2-Mom Sale
Grace Lutheran MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is sponsoring a Mom-2-Mom Sale Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at Grace Lutheran Church, Fremont, 705 W. State Street.

Admission to the sale is a non-perishable item or 50 cents, which will be donated to the Liberty Center in Fremont. Most needed items are paper products, trash bags, cleaning supplies, canned pasta and cream soups.

Come and shop or if you have items to sell you can rent a table. For more info contact


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