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Broadway has performed on cruise ships, in concert venues and at festivals. In 2000, she was awarded a jazz performance scholarship to study with legendary jazz great Jon Hendricks at the University of Toledo, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. Her program will include the songs “I Love Bein’ Here With You,” “Here’s That Rainy Day” and “Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home,” to name just a few.
In addition, WGTE Radio will make a special presentation honoring Larry Wagner in recognition of his program “Portraits In Swing,” which has been part of FM 91's Saturday evening programming for 15 years.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Visit www.JohnnyKnorr.com for more details.
The celebration included live music, food, inflatables and other fun stuff for the kids, capped off by a fireworks display.
“The real celebration focused around over 500 people being baptized outside, surrounded by friends, family and their church,” said Lee Powell, founding pastor. “Words can’t explain the excitement in the atmosphere.”
“The stories, the life change – it is just incredible,” added campus pastor Tom Martin.
One such story was Mandy Lehman, who a year ago had a near-death experience. For the past six months she has been separated from her boys as she was confined to a rehab facility. “How cool is it that we were able to raise over $5,000 to help reunite Mandy with her boys and help them get a fresh start. This just makes MOAB even more special,” added Ben Snyder, regional campus director.
For more information on CedarCreek, visit www.cedarcreek.tv.
Call backs (if needed) will be Aug. 21. The theatre will be auditioning for singers 8 years old and up. There are a very limited number of youth roles.
Auditions will be vocal only; no reading or dance. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a selection from the show or bring their own music. Accompaniment will be provided.
Rehearsals for “Les Misérables” will be held Monday through Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 26. Show dates are Nov. 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. at Fassett Auditorium on 3025 Starr Ave in Oregon.
Season tickets on sale now and may be ordered by calling 419-691-1398. For more information, visit oregoncommunitytheatre.org.
Plants may be dropped off from 9-10 a.m. The exchange will be open from 10-11 a.m. Gardeners may bring labeled plants and gardening paraphernalia in good condition for exchange. Participants will receive five free plants plus one extra for each plant brought it.
Parking will be free and available adjacent to the exchange in the parking garage. (Use Adams Street entrance.) A number of local organizations will be on hand offering information.
The event, presented by PNC, will be held Friday, Aug. 23. It will start with a walk among the wallabies of Wild Walkabout where guests will enjoy upscale hors d’oeuvres near the exhibit, plus an exclusive animal encounter.
The feast will continue with a stroll to the historic African Lodge for a five-course dinner prepared by the zoo’s executive chef and professional catering staff. Paired wines have been donated by Heidelberg Distributing, and table decorations are donated by David Swezey Florist. The evening will wrap up with a short, fun auction.
Net proceeds from Feast with the Beasts will directly support the continued development of Zoo programs and exhibits.
The district invites students and families to open houses and orientations at all three buildings on the following dates and times:
• R.C. Waters Elementary will hold an orientation for grades K-3 Monday, Aug. 26, 5:30-7 p.m.
• Oak Harbor Middle School will hold an orientation/open house for students in grades 5-7 and their families Aug. 22 from 5-7 p.m.
• Oak Harbor High School will host an orientation for eighth-grade students and their families Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and for ninth-graders and their families at 7:15 p.m. Both orientations will be held in the auditorium. In addition, an open house open to all students will be held Aug. 22 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Participants are invited to enjoy a Sunday afternoon visiting several of the island’s pubs, including stops at the Boathouse, Round House, Frosty’s, Mojito Bay and Put-in-Bay Brewing Company.
Tickets are $60, which includes round-trip ferry service on the Jet Express from Port Clinton, five pints of Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Commodore Perry brew, a special edition t-shirt and island fun. Tickets are $35 without ferry service.
Tickets are available online at www.steinhospice.org.
Everyone who joins the nonprofit foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 white flowering dogwood trees through the “Trees for America” campaign.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the correct time for planting, depending on the member’s location, between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10. The six- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.
“Dogwood trees will add color and beauty to your yard throughout the year, with their showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries that attract songbirds in the winter,” said John Rosnow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.
New members will also receive “The Tree Book,” which includes information about tree planting and care, and a subscription to “Arbor Day,” the foundation’s bi-monthly publication.
To join, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Dogwoods, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE, 68410 by Aug. 31 or join online at arborday.org/august.