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Well, it’s time to go over that list of New Year’s resolutions that I pledge to keep on an annual basis. The only problem is they are always broken and the list gets hidden in a drawer somewhere by the third or fourth day. So this year will be different. I’m not going to renew the same three resolutions that seem to never get past Jan. 4 anyway. Diet? Forget it. Dustfree home? Natta! Read my Bible and pray every day? Well....maybe I should hang on to that one. So since I’m in front of my computer and my email is on 24/7, I have signed up for a couple really good daily edevotions and the prayer requests from my church come to me now via email. Voila! It’s right there in front of my face and I can’t not remember! (I just won’t call this a resolution and then maybe I’ll be more successful at accomplishing the goal). Speaking of goals, the Weekender staff has set some new ones to make this publication an even better one than before. Starting with this issue, you will find that a brand new “feature article” has been added. This destination will cover all three of our criteria: Places to go, things to do and people to see all in one place or event. Just look on the cover each month to see what the feature article is. We have also added all of our events on the calendar page of our website so that you can check out new listings posted as they are received. Click here to take a peek... http://www.localendar.com/public/theweekender Then last, but not least, have a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! Kathy Barnett

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People to See: Dailey & Vincent at the Renaissance Theatre Jan. 14 - 8 p.m.

MANSFIELD -Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent became the most heralded new act in the bluegrass music field in 2008, as their debut album and busy tour schedule introduced them to wildly appreciative audiences. Their first recording, Daily & Vincent, was #1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums chart, as well as the Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Music Profiles album charts. It was also named Album of the Year, one of seven awards the group took home in an unprecedented feat at the 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards Show. Never before had an act been named Entertainer and Emerging Artist in the same year, an honor that both humbles and challenges the duo. Dailey & Vincent’s path to acclaim began many years ago as both men were raised in musical families and have played bluegrass since the age of three – Jamie in Tennessee and Darrin in Missouri. They apprenticed with legendary acts, Jamie with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Darrin with his sister Rhonda Vincent, the late John Hartford and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Jamie and Darrin met at the 2001 IBMA Awards show in Louisville and discovered an uncanny harmony in their vocal blend, as well as their attitudes toward music, business and their Christian faith. Jamie Dailey (guitar, bass, lead and harmony vocals) was hired by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in 1998 as lead, baritone and tenor singer and bass player. Three years later he switched to guitar, but January, 2012

continued to sing lead and harmony vocals on the concert trail and on nine of the band's albums. During Jamie’s tenure the band won 13 IBMA Awards and Song of the Year for “Blue Train,” which featured his singing—and earned four Grammy® and five Dove Award nominations. Jamie has recorded with Dolly Parton and Rhonda Vincent, appeared on five Gaither Homecoming DVD’s, and was a guest on Ricky Skaggs’ Grammywinning Brand New Strings album. Darrin Vincent (mandolin, bass, guitar, lead and harmony vocals) started singing at age three and playing music at age six as part of his family band, The Sally Mountain Show, along with sister Rhonda Vincent. As a member of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for the past ten years, Darrin has won five Grammy Awards and eight IBMA Awards for Instrumental Group of the Year. He also performed on Grammy-winning albums by Dolly Parton and Jimmy Sturr. Darrin earned three Grammy nominations for co-producing Rhonda Vincent’s One Step Ahead, Ragin’ Live and All American Bluegrass Girl. His other production credits include Susie Luchsinger’s Dove Awardnominated Count It All Joy, The Cherryholmes’ Bluegrass Vagabonds, and Hunter Berry’s IBMAnominated Wow Baby. Tickets are $22.50 and may be purchased at the Renaissance Box Office, by calling 419-522-2726 or online www.mansfieldtickets.com.

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Things to Do: How to Plan

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Charles. Many brides are now emulating the elegant lace gown worn by Catherine Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge. In addition to beautiful lace, the newest trends in wedding gowns include color, soft sleeves, short hemlines and eco-friendly materials. Whether it is Chantilly, Alencon, duchesse, guipure, or ribbon, lace has become one of the hottest trends this year. "Designers at all price points have debuted collections featuring full frothy skirts, wildflowers and lace used in both traditional and modern ways," says Kate Campbell, department

(ARA) - Although the latest Brides American Wedding Study shows the average cost of a wedding in 2010 was $26,501, a decrease of 5 percent from 2009, weddings continue to be big business. But many couples are opting to cut the guest list instead of big ticket items like wedding gowns. In fact, the average wedding gown cost $1,289 in 2010, a 20 percent increase over 2009, according to the study. This is no surprise to the millions who were glued to their television sets this past April during the most talked about wedding since the 1981 royal wedding of Lady Diana to Prince

chair of Fashion & Retail Management at The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design. "This particular trend parallels the more feminine, elegant trends we see in fashion everywhere - including more fitted and ladylike styles reminiscent of Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy." While not for everyone, the use of color in wedding gowns has been growing in popularity. Rich and vibrant, or more subdued, color in bridal wear is everywhere. Some brides choose soft pastel colors, such as blush, rose

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or skin-tone. Others opt to wear vibrant hues of lavender, green and deep pink. Less bold brides are more likely to use hints of accent color on sashes, bows, embroidery, hems, necklines or beading. "The bride who chooses to add color to her dress is fashion forward and confident - it's not for the faint of heart," says Amber Chatelain, lead faculty for the Fashion & Retail Management program at The Art Institute of Tennessee - Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta. Another interesting new trend in bridal wear is short gowns, especially for brides choosing destination and beach weddings. While they may be short in length, these dresses are not short on style. Some offer sophisticated laces,

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chic feathers or multilayered organza mini-skirts. Soft sleeves are enjoying a comeback. Designers have debuted soft, romantic sleeves, including traditional cap sleeves in florals and tulle, modern silhouettes using vintage elements, sequin fringe and flutter sleeves, and romantic off-the-shoulder versions. "The softness and elegance of the sleeves in bridal wear mirrors today's general fashion trends, where designers are highlighting the elegance and beauty of the female form in very soft ways," says Charlene Parsons, who heads the fashion programs at Miami International University of Art & Design. Eco-friendly options have also increased in popularity. "There are

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now numerous eco-friendly designers whose sole business is to create wedding dresses made with earth-friendly fabrics and materials, using techniques that are in harmony with the earth," says Crystal Shamblee, department chair of Fashion Design for The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Secondhand and vintage wedding dresses are another eco-friendly choice. Whatever fashion trends a bride chooses, one that will never go out of style is a gown that fits well, is figure flattering and makes the bride feel like she's the most beautiful woman in the world on her big day. To learn more about The Art Institutes visit www.artinstitutes.edu.

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Places to Go

Step into Y o u r R o y a l wedding as you step into the Lyman H a r b o r Complex, you will find vendors waiting to make your wedding dreams a reality! Plan to attend the Brides by the Bay, a premier Bridal Show Sunday January 22, 2012. Doors open at 12:30pm This is the place to be for any Bride and Groom to add those special touches to your wedding. Make plans to spend the day and enjoy a taste of Lyman’s hospitality, and see what the buzz is about the areas premier Bridal show! Presented by The Brides World and The Tux World and Lyman Harbor Featuring: • Runway show in the beautiful starlight ball room featuring 2012 Bridal Gowns and Tuxedos • Informal modeling through out the day • Admission $5.00 Page 08

•Register to win Great door prizes and Vendor Discounts. Every vendor brings a gift valued at $100.00 as well as the Grand prize to be announced the day of the show. You must be present to win. Offered to 2012 and 2013 Brides & Grooms This is the Show of the Year, so Mark your calenders Now! Something special for Grooms as you view the over 60 vendors, THE GENTLEMEN’S Quarter. The Lyman Pub will be open with Special drink Prices, Games on all the TV's, and a few special Vendors for the Guys! CONTACT US 912 W. Perkins Ave. Sandusky, Oh 44870 (419) 626-8539

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ASHLAND – Ashland University will hold its 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation on Jan. 16. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Ashland University’s Jack and Deb Miller Chapel, located at the corner of King Road and College Avenue. The convocation, which is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Multicultural Student Services and the Center for Religious Life, will feature a keynote address by Dr. Walter Jordan of Oasis of Love Church, as well as musical selections by the University Choir, One Church Choir and the Mansfield Community Choir. Jordan has served as senior pastor at Oasis of Love Church in Mansfield since 2004. He received a doctorate in divinity from the University of St. Thomas in 2006. He is a graduate of Madison Comprehensive High School. “We have a number of events scheduled as part of the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and we are asking those in the Ashland and Mansfield communities to join us in remembering the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Charles (CJ) Harkness, director of the Office of Institutional Diversity at Ashland University. Harkness said the other events that will be part of Ashland University’s Celebration of Martin Luther King Day include: • the Jan. 13-14 trip to the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, D.C. • a Mansfield area Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 6 p.m. at the Oasis of Love Church in Mansfield, Ohio, on Jan. 15. January, 2012

• an MLK Service Project at 9 a.m. at Associated Charities in Ashland on Jan. 16. • a Day of Unity to be held Jan. 18 at noon on the Ohio State University, Mansfield Campus. This event is co-sponsored by OSU Mansfield, North Central State College and Ashland University.

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Things to do: Try Out for Your Part SANDUSKY - Representatives from Cedar Point will hold auditions in Sandusky on the first Friday of the New Year (Jan. 6) to find talented entertainers and technicians for this summer's shows. The park is looking to fill openings in its Live Entertainment Division for the 2012 season. Open auditions and interviews will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday Jan. 6 in the Live Entertainment Office at Cedar Point. (Registration will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Cedar Point will open for the season on Saturday, May 12, 2012. The Live Entertainment Division at Cedar Point has earned more than two dozen Big E Awards, presented by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) for excellence in live entertainment. The park has six live show venues and was named the Best Amusement Park in the World for the 14th consecutive year. Attendees will also be considered for positions at other Cedar Fair Entertainment Parks including Kings Island, Kings Dominion, Richmond, Va., and Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Mo. Available positions include: • Performers: singers, dancers, singers/dancers and singers/musicians; • Musicians: electric/acoustic guitars, keyboards, fiddle/mandolin/utility players and drummer/percussionists; • Technicians: stage managers, audio and light

technicians, stage crews, ushers, costume shop personnel and dressers; • PEANUTS characters: costumed characters and escorts; and • Karaoke hosts and DJs Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by May 2012 to audition. Each audition piece should be limited to 16-32 bars. Applicants should select music that is upbeat and illustrates their personality and ability to interact with audience members. A CD player and piano will be available, but other instruments and amplifiers will not be provided. Interested applicants should bring a one-page resume with references to the audition. Reporting dates run from late April to early September. Those who cannot audition in person can send audio and/or videotape with a resume to: Cedar Point Live Entertainment, One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870-5259. Cedar Point employees receive free admission to Cedar Point, the Soak City outdoor waterpark and the park's sandy beach. Other benefits include lowcost housing for employees who are 18 years old and live more than 30 miles from the park, on-site employee cafeteria, recreation program and extensive employee activity program. For more information, ca;; the Live Entertainment Division at 419.627.2388, e-mail liveshows@cedarpoint.com or visit online at cedarpoint.com.

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Places to Go:

The Cleveland Orchestra MLK Concert CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Orchestra’s 32nd annual concert in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. will take place at Severance Hall on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., under the direction of Chelsea Tipton II and William Henry Caldwell. The program will feature selections by Ludwig van Beethoven, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Felix Mendelssohn, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as spirituals and gospel songs by Roland Carter and Uzee Brown, Jr. and arrangements of traditional spirituals. Performing as violin soloist in this year’s celebration concert is Sphinx Competition junior division prizewinner Alexandra Alvarado Switala. The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus and the Central State University Chorus, prepared by William Henry Caldwell, also will participate. The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus is a 125-member volunteer chorus from the greater Cleveland community, and the internationally acclaimed Central State University Chorus (directed by William Henry Caldwell) is the official choir of Central State University, located in Wilberforce, Ohio. Violinist Alexandra Alvarado Switala, firstJanuary, 2012

prize winner in the 2011 Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players, Junior Division, will make her Cleveland Orchestra debut as soloist in a performance of Ravel’s Tzigane. A pre-concert talk will be given beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The talk is free to ticketholders for the evening’s concert. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Community Service Awards will be presented in recognition of the services and achievements of an individual, a business or organization, and a youth who have positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King. The awards will be presented by Mayor Frank G. Jackson along with Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell and Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell. Concert goers are invited to bring non-perishable food donations to events at Severance Hall for Orchestras Feeding America food drive. Marked bins will be available in the lobbies. For more information call 216-231-7355. Admission to this Celebration Concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3, through the Severance Hall Ticket Office; by phone at 800-686-1141; or online at clevelandorchestra.com. There is a limit of 2 tickets per person.

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CLEVELAND - With the popularity of the Fall Fabulous Food Show, a Spring Fabulous Food Show has been added to the I-X Center agenda just in time for the summer grilling season. Top-rated celebrity chefs will be firing up fresh menu ideas with their expertise in summer grilling techniques while discovering how to enhance your home outdoor entertainment spaces with industry professionals. Learn grilling tips at the Ultimate Grilling Theatre April 28 and 29th from celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse and Steven Raichlen while getting great ideas at the Outdoor Living Stage to create your own backyard entertainment paradise! Bobby Flay’s demonstrations

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are scheduled for 12:15 and 3 p.m. Saturday while Emeril and Steven will appear both days. Cleveland's first springtime culinary event showcases the ultimate in outdoor entertaining and the best in seasonal food trends. Reserve your seat to come see your favorite in our Ultimate Grilling Theatre! The American Wine School presents a vast array of wines,

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spirits and specialty beers for sampling in the Beer & Wine Garden. Sample your favorite wines then stop by the Wine Cellar to purchase your new favorite brands! Tasting passports are $10 each and include six tasting tickets, a Schott Zwiesel crystal glass, and a Grand Tasting Passport to guide you through various countries and delicious wines. Buy tickets early for best seats available. Your ticket includes your choice of celebrity chef show and allows the opportunity to see other cele-brity chefs in the same day with standby seating. An hour prior to performances, tickets will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information, visit www.fabulousfoodshow.com

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porating costumes, choreography, and stage antics that showcase their showmanship. KRUSH is a “High Energy Classic Rock And Roll Band” that is the “Ultimate TributeTo 70’s And 80’s Classic Rock!” A Tribute so authentic that if you close your eyes, you will swear you’ve been transported back in time to a musical era that produced superstars, muscle cars, and some of the greatest songs ever recorded! The band’s performances feature music performed with precision from an extensive song list of over 300 songs by more than 60 artists and a unique stage show that is exciting , energetic , and entertaining! This experience will leave you saying, “I HAVE SEEN-I HAVE HEARDI’VE BEEN KRUSHED!” For more information, visit online at www.clearforkski.com

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FELIX CAVALIERE’S RASCALS BRING GOOD LOVIN’ TO THE RITZ THEATRE ON SATURDAY, JAN. 21 AT 7:30 P.M. TICKETS ARE $20-50 EACH. TIFFIN - Felix's musical influences started to take hold in the forms of idolizing the music of Ray Charles among others. He formed his first band called The Stereos while in his teens during which time he started to perfect his vocal abilities. He says his voice was "really bad", he said he sounded like a frog initially and his voice "needed a lot of help". He also discovered the Hammond organ sound around this time and was mesmerized by it - the Hammond later became Felix's own "trademark sound" along with his own beautiful voice. Early in 1965, Felix formed the "Young Rascals" with the additions of Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati and Gene Cornish. On October 28, 1965 The Rascals performed at the Phone Booth, a club in the "discotheque district" of Manhattan's East Side. Their high-energy set attracted the attention of Sid Bernstein, and the group was signed with Atlantic Records. Before they knew it, they began releasing records. From 1965 through 1969, The Rascals were one of

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the biggest groups in the country. With hits including the Felix-sung "Good Lovin'," "Groovin'," "A Girl Like You," and "A Beautiful Morning," they evolved from blue-eyed soul (a term coined to describe them) to pop psychedelia and jazz fusion. The Rascals' biggest hit, "People Got to Be Free," was co-written by Felix and Eddie Brigati as an impassioned response to the assassinations of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. topping the charts for five weeks in 1968. For ticket information contact The Ritz Theatre Box Office at 419.448.8544 or www.ritztheatre.org The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program or organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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Things to Do: Go to a concert SANDUSKY - Come join us for: The Sounds of the Season on Jan. 8 at 2:30 p.m. The Holiday rush is over so come relax and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music that tells of the true meaning of the season! This benefit concert will be performed for you by Sandusky natives: Ardis Hartley Billey - Harp Timothy Claubaugh Sr. Piano/Organ and Arlene Eishen Strohl - Soprano “We are three Sandusky natives that graduated from the Sandusky High School in the late 70s,” said Admission is free; however, a free-will offering will Strohl. “We are all professional musicians from the Sandusky and greater Cleaveland area and would be taken at the performance for the Community Supper Program. like to give back to our community.” For more information, please contact Strohl at 419The concert will be held at St. Mary’s Church locat656-5543. ed at 429 Central Avenue.

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Community Calendar: "COMEDIAN SHEL SILVERSTEIN" Jan. 6-7, 13-15/BELLEVUE - 7:30 at the Bellevue Society for the Arts. Shel Silverstein's darkly comic world is a place where nothing is as it seems, and where the most innocent conversation can turn menacing in an instant. The nine imaginative plays in this collection range widely in content, but the Silverstein style is unmistakable. Admission is restricted to age 21 and older due to mature subject matter. For more information, visit www.bellevuearts.net or call 419483-3152.

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Dussault will be at Cabana Jack's Sat. at 2 January p.m., $5 at the door. An island-themed Happy Hour Saturday at the Sandusky State Theatre's State Room from 5-7 pm features lobster bisque from the Boardwalk at Put-inBay and Brandy Alexanders from the Village Pump at Kelleys Island. Pat Dailey performs Sat. at the State Theatre, 7:30 pm, $15-$20 in advance. The weekend is rounded out with a performance by Mike "Mad Dog" Adams at Cabana Jack's Sunday (2 p.m., $10 at the door). For more information, call 419-625-5269.

Jan. 6-8/MANSFIELD - Ohio State Mansfield Founders Auditorium Theatre. 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday. Presented By the OSU Mansfield Theatre and Mansfield Youth Theatre. The Mansfield Youth Theatre takes the stage again for the high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston! Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for youth. For more information, please For tickets call 419-755-4045.

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Jan. 8/TIFFIN - 12 pm - 3 p.m. at Camden Falls. $3 admission (Camden Falls brides are free). Grand Prize Drawings will be held at 2:45pm Come out to visit over 45 vendors that are ready to service your special day. Here at Camden Falls our motto is "It's Your Day!" $850 Value to Top 3 Prize Winners. 1st Prize: $350 Cash, Free Room Rental for Rehearsal Dinner (Value $150) 2nd Prize: Free Night Stay at Tiffin Hampton Inn and Free Room Rental for Rehearsal Dinner (Value 2ND ANNUAL ISLAND DAYS Jan. 6-8/SANDUSKY - Stein Hospice brings the $300) and 3rd Prize: Carmie's Grill & Bar Gift Card fun of the Lake Erie islands to downtown Sandusky (Value $50) For more information, contact Sue Shelt or Adam F. with everybody's favorite island music, food, and Smith at 419.448.7699 or visit online at www.tiffindrink. Festivities begin with Alex Bevan at the Water Street Bar & Grille at 7 p.m., $5 at the door. Colin camdenfalls.com.

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Community Calendar Continued... AUDITIONS Jan. 8-9/TIFFIN - The Ritz Players will hold open auditions for Doubt, A Parable at 6:30 PM at The National Theatre at The Ritz. The show will be performed February 17, 18, 25 & 26 in The National Theatre. There are roles for three adult women (at least one African-American) and one adult man between the age of 25-40. Scripts are available at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library for perusing prior to auditions. For additional information contact the director Nancy Steyer at nancy_steyer@hotmail.com or (419) 618-9199.

PREMIER BRIDAL SHOW Jan. 9/MANSFIELD - Mix 106.1 and American Commodore Tuxedo bring you the bridal experience of 2011 from noon to 4 p.m. Registration begins at noon at the Holiday inn and Renaissance Theater, where over 20 professional wedding vendors will be showcased. At 2 pm, enjoy a spectacular show of wedding attire by two area bridal shops and tuxedos. For more information, call Cathy Coffer at 419529-5900 ext. 500.

CHEATING CHEATERS Jan. 12-15, 19-22/PORT CLINTON - 8 p.m. at the Playmakers Civic Theatre. Tickets are $12. Two sisters decide to impersonate nuns who are soliciting money for charity...(their own!). Entering the picture are a cat burglar and a cop on the take, and the show becomes larceny for laughter as the cheaters start cheating the cheaters! Can these four profit together? You'll have to come see for yourself as this show provides you with the great John Patrick style of humor as seen in "Everybody Loves Opal" and "The Curious Savage", both produced previously on the Playmaker stage. For more information, call 419.341.1843 or visit online at pcplaymakers.org.

HERMAN'S HERMITS Jan. 13/MARION - 8 p.m. at the Palace Theatre. Ticket Prices: $28/$25/$22 (College Rush $10) An audience favorite and followed avidly by Noonatics worldwide, Peter Noone, accompanied by his band Herman’s Hermits, brings extraordinary talent, disarming wit, handsome features and compelling stage presence to stages around the world. Back at the Palace for a reprise performance of his 2004 visit, this leader of the British invasion is one of the most recognized pop stars from the 1960s. For more information, visit www.marionpalace.org.

GUN SHOW Jan. 15/OAK HARBOR - At the Oak Harbor Conservation Club Clubhouse, 9 am - 3 pm. Hunting & fishing equipment, decoys, lures, sporting goods, collectibles, raffles, tools and guns (all State & Federal gun laws are applicable). Lunch available ($5) Dealers welcome. $3/person For more information, 419.734.3751 (day) 419.797.2569 (evening) or visit online at ohcc.us

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE Jan. 28/SANDUSKY - Thirsty Pony/Rain Waterpark, 1935 Cleveland Rd. The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support local Special Olympics. Plungers will jump into a super-sized pool set up outside. Plungers are asked to raise a "bear" minimum of $75 to participate. For more information, call 419.202.9627. Page 18

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