News Briefs Week of 7/29/19

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to meet Aug. 8
The 1904 Toledo Harbor Lighthouse will be the topic of a presentation Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Toledo Yacht Club, 3900 N. Summit St.
Sandy Bihn, president and founder of the Toledo Lighthouse Preservation Society, will discuss the history of Maumee Bay's lighthouses. When the Toledo lighthouse was built on a crib five miles north of what’s now Maumee Bay State Park, the zig-zagged shipping channel into Toledo was straightened. The four-story, 4,000-square-foot structure is owned by the society. The Ohio Department of Transportation and Lucas County are expected this year to authorize bids for a $500,000 phase one restoration project that will be buttressed by a $138,000 private match.
Bihn's talk will be followed by a roundtable discussion on the health of Lake Erie at the monthly meeting of the Lake Erie Waterkeeper organization. Visit for more details.

Women’s Connection
All area women are invited to attend the “Remembering Timeless Collectibles” luncheon and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection on Thursday, Aug. 8 at Bayside, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon luncheon and program.
Jean Garrison, proprietor of Timeless Collectibles at the Great Eastern Shopping Center in Northwood, will share what she offers at the store. Barb Hudson, of Elmore, will provide musical entertainment. Nancy Montagna, from Warren, Ohio, will speak on “From Straightjacket to Sound Mind.”
The cost is $12.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-1633 by Sunday, Aug. 4.

Theatre auditions set
Fremont Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its Halloween production of “Dracula: The Musical?” July 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. at the theater, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont.
FCT will perform the musical spoof, written by Rick Abbot, the weekends of Oct. 18 and 25.
Adults interested in auditioning should bring their sheet music and be prepared to sing at least 16 bars from a song that showcases their vocal range and ability.
For more info, contact Director Tracy Armentrout at 419-307-2608 or visit

Children’s Theatre
plans performances
The Pemberville Children’s Theatre will present, “Night at the Wax Museum, The Musical,” Aug. 2-4 at the Historic Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St.
Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youths 17 and under and are available at Beeker’s General Store, 226 E. Front St., Pemberville, at the door or by calling Carol at 419-287-4848.
The production – the 12th for the PCTW – features a cast of 36 area children ranging in age from 7 to 16, under the direction of Director Angie Patchett and Vanessa Adams, director of music.
The hysterical meets the historical in this comic romp through the wackiest wax museum in history. The magic of
history comes alive — literally — when spiced with Bill Francoeur’s score, including ’Egyptian Love,’ ’Summer School’ and ’Glory Days.’
The Gale and Marlyn Williamson Performing Arts Fund provides funding for the children’s programming at the Pemberville Opera House. Marlyn played and taught piano for decades in the Pemberville area. Many people came to know of her love of music. The couple enjoyed live performances of all kinds and had a deep love and appreciation for the arts. They supported the restoration of the opera house and enjoyed attending events there. The fund was established by their family and friends to ensure that music and the arts remain a staple of the community for Pemberville’s children.

Wild About Art
Feel the roar, feel the rush at Wild about Art, a two-day art fair taking place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Toledo Zoo.
The show, which is free with zoo admission, will feature 80 local and regional artists, along with painting demonstrations from animal artists in residence.
In addition to artwork, the event will include live entertainment from Millenius Strings and various combinations from Toledo School for the Arts; interactive activities such as origami, glass flameworking demonstrations from Toledo Museum of Art and a large children’s art zone in Nature’s Neighborhood.
To make this art fair weekend even wilder, several animal residents, including African elephants, red pandas, Galapagos tortoises, African Penguins and more, will be creating their own one-of-a-kind pieces of art as visitors look on. A full list of participating artists and schedule of weekend activities can be found at

Australian glass artist Tom Moore, known for the humor of his creations, will give a free glassblowing demonstration at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion Thursday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m.
Inspired by the literature of Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll and Doctor Seuss, Moore aims to create visual humor in glass. Although he uses the ancient technique of blown glass, his narratives and settings are contemporary.
“He creates a fantasy world where animals and nature are morphed with industrial images such as automobiles and airplanes in a glass object that is both fun and frightful,” said Alan Iwamura, the Museum’s glass studio manager. “It is a treat to have Moore conduct a demonstration here at the Glass Pavilion.”
Moore is based in Adelaide, South Australia and his work can be viewed online at

Doll & Teddy Bear
Show & Sale set
On Saturday, Aug. 3, doll lovers from throughout the Midwest will be gathering at Sauder Village in Archbold for the 36th Annual Doll & Teddy Bear Show and Sale.
New this year, this special event is a one-day only show featuring doll and teddy bear exhibitors, doll appraisals, special activities for children, and many unique experiences in the Historic Village.
Through the years the Sauder Village Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale has maintained a reputation for its scope of quality collectibles. Founder’s Hall will be filled with vendors showcasing their treasured dolls and bears. Guests can shop and enjoy a variety of high-quality items including antique dolls, original dolls, teddy bears, and modern collectibles. Also available will be accessories, supplies, artist reproductions, clothing, doll furniture, books and patterns.
Again this year, the Ann Arbor Doll Collectors Club will be offering a free craft activity for children as well as a Doll Photo Booth. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite doll to “dress up” and pose their doll for a picture. A variety of doll-themed activities are also taking place in the Historic Village. Throughout the day, children can make yarn dolls, clothespin dolls, wooden bead dolls and popsicle-stick ballerina dolls.
Doll Show and Sale hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There is a “show-only” admission of $8, which must be purchased in Founder’s Hall.
Admission to Sauder Village is $18 for adults and $12 for students ages 6-16. Children 5 and under are always free with family and Sauder Village members receive free admission to the Historic Village for an entire year. Senior, Military and AAA discounts are also available. Call 1-800-590-9755 or visit for more details.

Road repairs OK’d
The Lake Township trustees have approved a resolution to contract with the Wood County engineer’s office to resurface two roads.
Latcha Road, between Pemberville and Fostoria roads, will be chip/sealed for $30,002 and Bradner Road, from Ayers Road to the south of State Rt. 579, will be chip/sealed for $23,274.



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