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Let’s Plan for the Holidays

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Oh, the list making, the shopping, the decorating, the gift wrapping, the party giving, the program practicing... So much to do before the holidays are upon us. How will we ever get it all done? But then, I ask that every year and as the days rush by me, somehow all that matters does get finished. Someone posted on my Facebook wall recently that “there are those who learn from the mistakes of others...And then there are those who ARE the others. I am one of the latter. I would like to share a wee bit of advice from a big mistake I tend to make every year around this time. In all the hustle and bustle of chaotic activity, don’t forget to schedule a little down time. Relax. Plan an enjoyable outing that YOU enjoy. This issue is filled with ideas and shows, cooking excursions and more places to go, things to do, or people to see. Enjoy a holiday concert or play. Start planning now while you enjoy the magazine; then it’s time to get to work on finding your favorite recipe to submit for our Seasons Eatings contest. In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, there are more prizes from our sponsoring advertisers than ever before. First, second, and third place winners in each food category will receive gift certificates for products or services, such as concerts or play tickets, area restaurant meals, Christmas lights display admissions, and grocery certificates. The winner of the grand prize recipe will receive a Weekend Getaway for two to the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland. See pages 14-15 for more details about the show. The recipe will also be featured in the December issue of The Weekender. To enter, please type or print legibly on plain paper, and fax to 419-687-0002, email to, submit on facebook, or fill out the form on our website at Instead of a magazine format, Seasons Eatings will be an actual recipe book with a spiral binding for easier use and a heavier cardstock cover. Want extra recipe books for gifts? You can order by sending a check or money order for $6 each (plus $2 shipping) in C/O The Weekender, 71 Plymouth Street, Plymouth, Ohio 44865. All proceeds will be donated to area food banks for needy families and Toy Time in Mansfield. Watch our facebook page for updates. Until next time, Happy Thanksgiving

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MANSFIELD -The Taste Of Barna l e Home Cooking School is a h c Mi returning to the Renaissance Theatre Tuesday, Nov. 8th. The doors will open at 5:30pm to view the Exhibitor Area and the show will begin at 7pm. Tickets are $11 each and are now on sale at all Mechanics Bank Locations in Mansfield, Ontario, Madison and Lexington. Don't miss an exciting night with goody bags, door prizes and lots of fun! The show will feature local vendor booths for attendees to browse prior to show. Learn helpful tips and techniques to add to the upcoming holiday season of cooking and baking. The main Fall Cooking demonstration will feature Chef Michael Barna. At a Taste of Home Cooking School show, you'll experience a 2-hour demonstration of exciting recipes. Our Culinary Specialists will show step-by-step instructions on how to create satisfying and flavorful dishes. Additionally, everyone will receive a gift bag and one of our quality Taste of Home cookbooks. You'll also have the opportunity to register for door prizes, including the recipes created on stage that night! Meet Taste of Home Culinary Specialist Michael Barna! Michael conducts Cooking School shows throughout the country, focusing primarily on the Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont areas. “I love being on stage, entertaining and sharing my love of cooking,” says Michael. “It’s all November, 2011

about bringing the family back to the dinner table!” Michael currently resides in Wynnewood, PA with his wife and their two cocker spaniels. Michael earned an Associate of Occupation-al Studies degree from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY. His background includes facilitating private and online cooking classes, conducting television commercials, and competing in national recipe contests. After graduating the CIA, Michael headed to Atlantic City where he helped open three gourmet casino restaurants. Michael later became the Executive Chef for a major national gourmet specialty food shop. When not “wowing” attendees at Cooking School shows, Michael loves drumming, motocross, watching classic vintage movies, and enjoying great food.

Up Close and Personal with Michael: If we were to open your refrigerator at home, what would we find? You would find tons of fresh fruit, great cheeses, olives, great condiments, and dessert wine. What is your favorite book? Hands down, The Pro Chef. Do you have any special holiday traditions? Every holiday I like making special foods from scratch like my family did many years ago. I especially enjoy preparing gefilte fish and making a Sadar plate from scratch with horseradish and parsley. What was your favorite food growing up? Italian food and Captain Crunch. When did you start cooking? Age 9

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And Dinner With The Stars... All About Dance Productions is hosting an event filled with dinner and dancing called Dancing with the Stars on Friday, November 11 at 6 p.m. It will take place at Sawmill Creek's Salmon Run Restaurant & Bar and will consist of ballroom performances by professional dancers and instructors at 6:00 p.m., dinner with the stars at 7:00 p.m. and ending with a complimentary ballroom lesson, music and social dancing at 9:00 p.m. The only cost is to eat dinner, appetizers or drinks in the restaurant. Sawmill would like anyone attending for dinner to RSVP at 419-433-3800. There will be dancers from all levels performing in ballroom costumes, from beginning students to more advanced students. This will show people what they are capable of learning at any level. Where: Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Drive Huron, OH 44839 419-433-3800

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THE RENAISSANCE & OSU-MANSFIELD ARE CO-PRODUCE THE TONY AWARD WINNING MUSICAL. MANSFIELD - The Ohio State University – Mansfield, in collaboration with The Renaissance Theatre, present Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with two performances on Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12. Show time is 8pm. Based on the beloved classic novel by Mark Twain, Big River follows Huck, Tom Sawyer, the Widow Douglas, the Duke and the Dauphin, and the runaway slave, Jim as they go from one adventure to another along the mighty Mississippi River. The winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the score was written by country-western legend Roger Miller, who also

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penned the classic “King of the Road”. Directed by Columbus State Community College professor Frank Barnhart, Big River features a local cast from all over the north central Ohio area, including Kyle Miller as Huck, Franklin Grace as Jim, Ben Lowery as Pap Finn, Cat Madden as Widow Douglas, Matt Crum as the Duke, Leah Gesouras as Miss Watson, Matt Mayer as Tom Sawyer and a talented ensemble that includes Paul Oswalt, Cory Hunt, Ken Barnett, Cory Long, Amanda McCarther, Jessica Miller, Rychele White, Erin Sanderson, Derek Savick, Christopher Bribiesca, Emily Sweet, Hannah Bloir, and Jess Smith. The nine-piece orchestra is lead by musical director Helen Marie Hecker. Samantha Statham will serve as production stage manager and set design is by Richard Keith. Big River is produced by special arrangement with R & H Theatricals. Big River is a hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming

The Renaissance is supported by our season partners: Alta Florist & Greenhouse, Budweiser – Mansfield Distributing, China Club, Coca-Cola – Mansfield Distribution Center, DRM Productions, Heart of Ohio Magazine, Holiday Inn & Suites, Johnny’s Mattress & Furniture Superstore, Jones’ Potato Chips, Lind Outdoor Advertising,, News Journal Media, Ohio Arts Council, Summit Therapy, Sun Graphics, Tridico Sign Company, The Weekender Magazine, WMFD-TV, Willis, Osmond & Beilstein LLP, WMAN, My100.1, The Fox, Y105, WNCO-FM & WNCO-AM. bration of pure Americana with a jubilant score that’s inspired by Cajun, gospel, country, blues and folk music. It’s a treat for the entire family! Tickets are $9 and $12 and are on sale at the Renaissance Box office Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm, by calling 419-522-2726 and online all the time at Mansfield All regular ticketing fees apply. Page 7

People to See: The Rolling Hams MARION - The Ohio State University at Marion Five Nights on Campus performing arts series welcomes The Rolling Hams to Morrill Hall Auditorium, Thursday, November 10, 7:30 p.m. The Rolling Hams is a popular blues, funk, and classic rock band that has taken Ohio by storm. They describe their music style as “Baby Boomer Rock,� which includes music from the 60s through and including current material. From amazingly diverse backgrounds, band members bring together a wide variety of experiences, having played and toured with groups ranging from local bands like Boogie Hill, Chronic Mojo, and Breaking Point to national acts like Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, and Diamond Rio. Influenced by such outstanding performers as Bruce Springsteen, B.B. King, Z.Z. Top, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Santana, Pink Floyd, and Billy Joel, the Rolling Hams are a delight for popular music lovers of all ages. The mission of Five Nights on Campus is to pro-

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vide exceptional and diverse cultural and educational opportunities and to encourage the community to be a part of campus life. The series, which began in autumn 1995, offers an outstanding blend of talented local, national, and international performers. Five Nights on Campus is made possible through the generous support of the following community-minded businesses: ArcelorMittal Marion; ClearChannel Radio; The Herald, Inc.; Frontier Communications; Marion General Hospital; Marion Technical College; Morral Companies, LLC; Sims Bros. Inc.; The Marion Star; The Ohio State Bank; Whirlpool Corporation, Marion Division; and Wyandot, Inc. Advance tickets are now available by calling 740725-6341 or at the door the evening of the event. Tickets are $10 general admission, $9 seniors, $8 Marion campus faculty & staff, and $4 for students. For detailed information on upcoming Five Nights on Campus performances, visit www.osu or call 740-725-6340.

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People To See: Ruth Graham ASHLAND – Women in Dialogue, a program of Ashland Theological Seminary, is bringing Ruth Graham to the Ashland University campus for a public event on Nov. 10. Ruth Graham, the daughter of the Rev. Billy Graham, will speak on “Fear Not Tomorrow – God is Already There” at the 7 p.m. event in Hugo Young Theatre. She will share honestly about her experiences facing infidelity, divorce and parenting challenges, including unplanned pregnancies, bulimia and drugs. Tickets for the event are $15 each and can be ordered through the Ashland University Box Office at 419.289.5125 or online at Doors will open at 6 p.m. for this open seating event and those attending will receive a gift bag upon admission. “Bringing in Ruth Graham as the kick-off speaker for this year was an easy choice, largely because of her experiences,” said Dawn West, director of development and alumni relations for the seminary. “Most people have faced or know someone who has faced at least one of the challenges that Ms. Graham has encountered. Her story can provide encouragement to a huge array of people.” West noted that Ashland Theological November, 2011

Seminary has a longstanding commitment to the valuable leadership of women in every aspect of life, and “Women in Dialogue” is a presentation series developed to address the unique needs and interests of women. “While Women in Dialogue is a program designed for women, Graham’s message will be applicable to men, as well,” West said. “Ticket prices for this presentation have been kept intentionally low to make the program accessible to everyone. Individuals and groups with the means are encouraged to purchase tickets for gifts to organizations with individuals unable to purchase tickets themselves.” For more information, call 419-289-5007 or visit online at

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Things to do: Build your business


re you a small business owner looking to grow your business? Interested in financing through the Small B u s i n e s s Administration? New tax incentives to help you invest? Resources to help increase your export sales? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, please join Senator Brown’s office at one of the small business seminars coming to your area. Senator Brown’s Office Announces there will be a Small Business Seminar in Shelby Monday, Nov. 7. Registration

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10 a.m. Small businesses looking to learn more about federal resources available to them can join members of Senator Brown’s staff, the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the seminar: Topics will include: •Important new tax incentives for your small business •Loan programs with the Small Business Administration •Energy incentives for businesses Senator Sharrod Brown •What the health law means for begins at 9:30 a.m. at North your business •How to increase your export Central State College James W. Kehoe Center for Advanced sales Please RSVP by Calling 216- 522Learning, 175 Mansfield Ave. The or Email two - hour event will then begin at 7272

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Listen to the Sounds of the Season The Cleveland Orchestra and Choruses join forces for nine concerts of traditional Christmas favorites during The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2011 Holiday Festival, December 2-23. The seasonal programs will include “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah, and “Sleigh Ride” among other favorites, plus sing-alongs and a very special guest. In addition to the traditional series of Christmas Concerts by the Orchestra and Choruses, the Holiday Festival will include a wide variety of other offerings: A Family Concert titled “Scenes from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker” featuring Joffrey Academy Trainees performing with the Orchestra (December 2); Singer-songwriter Randy Newman performing with the Orchestra (Dec. 3 - Not a holiday theme); Cleveland’s own Burning River Brass (December 15); and The Colors of Christmas, featuring vocalists Peabo Bryson, Jennifer Holliday, Lea Salonga, and Ben Vereen performing with the Orchestra (December 20 and 21). Also included in the Festival are three PNC Holiday Musical Rainbow programs for families with children ages three and up – “Christmas Brass Quintet,” “A Celebration of Kwanzaa,” and “Music of Chanukah,” featuring members of the Orchestra and guests. Donna Willingham will be the guest storyteller for the “Celebration of Kwanzaa” proNovember, 2011

gram. There will be one PNC Holiday Musical Rainbow on the Road performance of the “Music of Chanukah” program, presented at Ganon Gil Preschool of The Temple–Tifereth Israel on December 16. For details, see the calendar that follows this release. Families can arrive early for the 3 p.m. Christmas Concerts on December 11, 17, 18, and 23 to have Lunch with Santa in Severance Restaurant from 12 noon until 3 p.m. New this year, families can arrive early for the 7 p.m. Family Concert on December 2 to have Dinner with Santa in Severance Restaurant from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 216-231-7373 or visit for reservations. Severance Restaurant is open for each of the Holiday Festival concerts listed in the calendar that follows this release. Reservations may be made at or The Cleveland Orchestra’s holiday concerts season begins with the placement of a lighted wreath on the front of Severance Hall on Monday, November 28, at 11 a.m. Media interested in covering the event are asked to contact Media Relations Manager Jennifer Schlosser at 216-231-7518 or in advance in order to arrange for their visit. Single tickets for all holiday events are now on sale. For more Information visit online at www.clevelandorchestra or call 216-231-11111 or toll free at 800-686-1141.

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TIFFIN - Enjoy the simple things, including a touch of the holidays with this famous pianist on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

People to See... Jim Brickman at the Ritz!

Jim will perform in concert, “An Evening of Romance with Jim Brickman “ at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $30 to $60. Jim has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop style instrumentals and star studded vocal collaborations including Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Collin Raye, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, and Olivia Newton-John. His concerts create a musical celebration for audiences seeking an escape from the hectic demands of every day life! In this very special concert, Jim will take fans on a musical journey playing the hits like "Valentine," “The Gift,” "Love of My Life," “Simple Things,” “Peace” and more, plus some holiday favorites! Enjoy an evening of dazzling solo piano, vibrant vocals plus warmth and humor that has people returning year after year! Jim Brickman (born November 20, 1961) is an American composer and pianist. Brickman is known for his solo piano compoPage 12

sitions, which are classified as new age music. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Brickman enrolled in the Cleveland Institute of Music taking courses in composition and performance, while taking business classes at Case Western Reserve University. His music career started when he was nineteen, when Jim Henson hired him to write tunes for Sesame Street. He was also hired

to write commercial jingles while in college. For ticket information contact The Ritz Theatre Box Office at 419.448.8544 or 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. November, 2011

CLEVELAND - Death by Chocolate is a Sweet Way to Go at the Fabulous Food Show (Cleveland, OH) Let’s just see how strong your willpower is. The 6th annual Fabulous Food Show, presented by Time Warner Cable November 11-13, 2011, at the I-X Center will be hosting a tantalizing schedule of events themed around all things chocolate. The Sweet Street stage will showcase Anne Thornton, a Page 14

Cleveland native and host of Food Network’s Dessert First with Anne Thornton. Attendees will get great new recipes just in time for the holiday season, as Anne “demystifies and simplifies the world of pastry and dessert.” On the same stage, chocolatier Ann Blackwell will demonstrate how to make an edible holiday wreath, and Catherine Pastron of Catherine’s Chocolates in Avon will feature holiday fudge pops,

among other dreamy chocolate creations. The best part? Watching won’t add any calories! The Market Place will showcase a number of delectable chocolate vendors both local and national. From chocolate pizzas to bacon peanut butter cups, patrons will be able to conveniently combine their chocolate and shopping indulgences. The Grand Tasting Pavilion will be offering more than just wine and spirits at this year’s event. November, 2011

Fantasy Candies will be hosting the Chocolate Bar, a new feature that will have six chocolate themed tables, including one with wine and chocolate pairings. Joel Fink, the owner, admits “It’s going to be quite a setup.” From heart healthy dark chocolate to simply fun to eat, the Chocolate Bar will feature a diverse grouping of high quality chocolates. In addition to a presence in the Grand Tasting Pavilion, the company will have two booths to accommodate the crowds. Fabulous Food Show Tickets are now on Sale. Ticket prices are One-day Admission ticket: $25 online at or $30.00 onsite November 11-13, 2011 at the I-X Center. 2-day and 3-day TICKETS with Specially Reserved Seating: 2-Day Admission ticket (advance sale) $45.00

3-Day Admission ticket (advance sale) $65.00 Convenience fee on all tickets except group tickets and tickets purchased on site. Each ticket includes admission to exhibits and seating to see one of your favorite celebrity chefs, and also allows patrons to see other celebrity chefs on the day of the visit -- on a firstcome, first-served basis. See website for standby and ticket upgrade procedures. Event Hours: Friday, Nov. 11 — 10 AM - 7 PM Saturday, Nov. 12 — 10 AM - 7 PM Sunday, Nov. 13 — 10 AM - 6 PM The Fabulous Food Show is held at the I-X Center at One I-X Center Drive in Cleveland, Ohio on Route 237, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. It is easily accessible from I-480, I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike. For more information call 216.265.COOK or visit online at

A great place to stay during your Cleveland Weekend Getaway.

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Things to Do: Host a perfect Holiday Buffet By Carla Jordan The countdown to the holidays is on, bringing with it the challenge of how to serve a large gathering fast and easy. Fear not! There's a simple solution. Forego the traditional, full-service, sit-down meal and opt instead for a buffet-style serving. Follow these three steps and yours will be a gathering remembered with fondness by both your guests and you. 1. Divide and Conquer: No more waiting in lines as Uncle Fred peruses the spread so slowly other guests nearly faint from hunger! "Set up multiple food stations. This idea will save your sanity," says Chef Jeff Gillis, "A few days before your gathering, clear most items off your kitchen countertops, table, island and dining room buffet and move contents to the laundry room or garage. Convert each area into a serving station where foods will be grouped by category. Label each area with a sticky note so that when the big day arrives, the stations can quickly assembled." At each serving station, stack plates so diners needn't traipse off to the table for one. Pre-fill glasses with ice and beverages for quick pick-up. Remember, it's hard to carry more than a plate and glass so preset the table with napkins and flatware. 2. Control the Crowd: "Don't think twice about placing tables in multiple rooms," adds Chef Gillis. "That's better than crowding everyone together or asking guests to balance plates on laps while sitting on your sofa." To seat people quickly (and without a fuss), use place cards. November, 2011

3. Keep It Simple: Flowers in a vase are so last year. Instead, style up the buffet with an eyecatching "Gratitude Tree," a sculptural bronze metal tabletop tree festooned with ribboned tree tags. Guests write what they're thankful for on tags and after dinner's done, take turns reading. This is a unique way to remind guests about the true meaning of the day and, because the tree arrives ready for display, it's a real timesaver. Remember -- every minute saved adds up to extra time you can spending enjoying the day with your guests. HL11C634 For more ideas, visit online at

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People to See:

The Almeda Trio

CLEVELAND – The Music Settlement ensemble-in-residence, the Almeda Trio, will present works by Paul Ferguson, Paul Schoenfield, and Astor Piazzola at a free concert on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Glick Recital Hall. This performance marks the culmination of the Trio’s tour throughout northeast Ohio, Indiana, Connecticut, Georgia, Alabama and New York. Prior to the performance, Trio members Ida Mercer and Cara Tweed, along with several members of The Music Settlement's Jazz faculty, will be giving an improvisation workshop. The workshop will involve current string students of all ages from The Music Settlement’s program and will take place from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Glick Recital Hall. “We are thrilled to present the music that will be featured on our first studio CD at this concert at The Music Settlement,” says Robert Cassidy, pianist and Almeda Trio member. Taking its name from the early 20th-century social activist and founder of The Music School Settlement, Almeda Adams, the Almeda Trio assists The Music Settlement in continually refreshing its diverse offerings by creating imaginative and impactful programs. Trio members — Robert Cassidy, piano, Cara Tweed, violin and Ida Mercer, cello — are dedicated to performance, education and community outreach. The group has performed on the concert series at Cleveland State University, on the Concerts in the Sky series at the Cleveland Clinic, and has performed educational outreach programs in Cleveland area middle schools and high schools. The Trio will present their second-annual concert series at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Page 18

Shafran Planeterium, Dec. 17-22. About Robert Robert received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Solomon Mikowsky, Constance Keene, and Marc Silverman. Dr. Cassidy holds a Doctor of Arts degree in Piano Chamber Music and Accompanying/ Piano Performance from Ball State University, where he studied with Robert Palmer. Dr. Cassidy is on the piano faculty at Cleveland State University and The Music Settlement. About Cara - Cara is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where her teachers included Paul Kantor, David Updegraff and David Cerone. Cara is the principal second violinist of the Opera Cleve-land Orchestra and has been a member of Red {an orchestra}, City Music Cleveland and The Blossom Festival Orchestra. She has performed as a soloist with the Cleveland Philharmonic, Marion Philhar-monic, the Cleveland State University Orchestra, the Suburban Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra. Cara is on faculty at both the Aurora School of Music and The Music Settlement. About Ida - Ida Mercer is a member of the cello faculty, and Chairman of the String Department, at The Music Settlement. In addition, she is a cello instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Music/Case Western Reserve University. In 2002, the Ohio String Teacher's Assoc. named her "Studio Teacher of the Year" for Ohio. Dr. Mercer taught cello and music theory from 1980 to 1982 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Illinois, a Masters of Music from the Yale University School of Music and her Doctorate of Music from the Cleveland Institute of usic/Case Western Reserve University.

For more information on the Almeda Trio please visit their website at or call call (216) 421-5806 or

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Community Calendar: PRINT EXHIBITION Now Thru Dec. 9./ASHLAND - The Coburn Art Gallery at Ashland University will host a printmaking exhibition featuring works by Ashland University alumni printmakers and artists from the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Co-op of Lexington, Ky. The Alumni Print Exhibition will highlight some of the finer moments in Ashland University printmaking from 1999 to 2011. The Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative (BPC) is a print studio where printmakers work and create a dialogue about prints and art. The Coburn Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. on Saturday /Sunday. For more information call 419.289.5652 or visit us on Facebook.

contact The Ritz Theatre Box Office at 419.448.8544 or

CRAFT SHOW Nov. 6/MANSFIELD - The 14th Annual Christmas Craft Show will be held on Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Richland County Fairgrounds. There will be a variety of food and crafts to enjoy and the event will take place at the Richland County Fairgrounds. For booth registration or more information call 419589-2034.



Nov. 11-13/TIFFIN - 7;30 p.m. at The Ritz Theatre Nov. 4-6, 11-12/BELLEVUE - Bellevue Society for with 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. The Ritz Teen Thespian Continued on next page... the Arts presents The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas on Fridays and Saturdays, November 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 6 at 230 p.m. at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is based on the true story of a legendary Texas brothel known as the Chicken Ranch, which operated from the 1840s to 1973. Girls come from all over to work at the ranch and make a little extra cash. However, a crusading do-gooder Houston radio commentator and his conservative audience expose the Chicken Ranch, forcing it to shut its doors forever. Located at: 205 Maple St., Bellevue.

THE WHO SHOW Nov. 5/TIFFIN - 7:30 p.m. at The Ritz Theatre. Ticket prices are $5 - $25 From "My Generation" to "Pinball Wizard" or "Won't Get Fooled Again," The Who Show has been thrilling audiences with the unmistakable live sounds of The Who for more than a decade. Voted VH1's "Most Believable 1970s Era Who Tribute," band members were also hailed by the Los Angeles Times to be "in a class by themselves". The Who Show, "takes the extra step to capture the magic, energy and essence of The Who" San Diego Union-Tribune. For ticket information Fall, 2011

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Community Calendar Continued... Guild (RTTG), a group of young performers from area high schools dedicated to exploring theatre beyond the high school musical, will present one of the most revolutionary works in theatre history. Arthur Miller's Tony Award-winning play is a taut, gripping drama revealing a community which ignites with accusations of witchcraft and mass hysteria. Set in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, the story explores the struggle of one man and his conscience against bigotry and public persecution. Tickets are $10, students $5. Call 419-448-8544 or visit

FESTIVAL OF TREES Nov. 18/SANDUSKY - "Holiday Sparkle at the State" will feature "Stately Snowmen" beginning at 6:30 p.m. $30 per person or Table for Eight (8) $210. The snowmen were painted by local artists and sponsored by area businesses. Gift wrapped "mystery boxes" will be available for holiday gifts. The evening finale is a live auction. Each of the "Stately Snowmen," decorated trees, wreaths, and specialty holiday items will be for sale. Enjoy taste tempting appetizers, a gourmet meal and delightful minidesserts. Full Cash Bar with Specialty Martinis. For more information, visit

ART SATURDAYS Nov. 19/ASHLAND - From 10 a.m. to noon, a proQUILT -MAKING CLASS gram titled “Adventures in Bookmaking” that will Nov. 15/SHILOH - At Country Fabrics. This is a allow students to learn the basics of bookbinding NEW CLASS featuring the pattern GLACIER STAR. and mixed media transfer techniques. The cost is $10 A beautiful paper pieced quilt will be done in five per student and enrollment is limited to 15 students. different classes. Designed by Judy Niemeyer. This session will be held in Center for the Arts, Room Taught by Sue Wilson. Help available picking out 346. For more information or to register your child fabrics by appointment. Call 419-896-3785 for more for classes, call 419.289.5190. information.


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NOV. 28/MARION - Ohio State Marion’s University Chorus presents “How Can I Keep from Singing” at 7:30 p.m., in Morrill Hall Auditorium. Featuring choral music from several time periods and cultures. Selections will include “Kua Rongo Mai Koe,” a song of welcome from the Maori tribe of New Zealand, “Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light” from The Christmas Oratorio by J.S. Bach, and a setting of the Quaker hymn “How Can I Keep From Singing” by contemporary American composer Gwyneth Walker. For more information email for more information.

For booth registrations, Call 419-589-2034 At the Richland County Fairgrounds 750 N. Home Rd Mansfield, Ohio

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People To See :

Pianist Michael Kaeshammer

ASHLAND - The 2011-2012 Ashland University Spectrum Series opens with boogie-woogie pianist Michael Kaeshammer on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. Michael Kaeshammer has been called Canada's triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma. This potent combination has earned the Toronto based artist international critical acclaim and a loyal and growing fan base. In addition to his evening performance, Kaeshammer will lead a master class with the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra which is also open to the public. The master class will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. Page 21

Single tickets for the Kaeshammer concert are $15 for adults; $12 for senior citizens, students, Ashland University faculty and staff; more are available please call 419.289.5125, noon to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or online (additional fees apply) at For more information about the Spectrum Series' performances and master classes, visit or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419.289.5950 or For samples of Michael Kaeshammer's work including videos, pictures, touring, and to stream some of Michael's new album KAESHAMMER, visit

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Paid Plymouth, Oh. Permit No. 71

The Weekender Magazine  

Places to go, things to do, people to see in Ohio. November, 2011 No Ohio issue

The Weekender Magazine  

Places to go, things to do, people to see in Ohio. November, 2011 No Ohio issue