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things to do, and people to see that it’s hard to fit it all into one calendar

endar says Spring comes in March

page. (so I just got two calendars)

and most states have a hint of warm-

Alas! that didn’t work either. Still only

er weather in April, I seem to never

24 hours in a day. . .

thaw out until May. My windows

So first of all, make sure you check

are finally open and I can hear the

out the special events planned for

birds singing. The furnace has been

Mom on her special day. Naturally

turned off and the rest of the family

Country in Norwalk has a special

isn’t yet harping at me to turn on the

invitation for mothers and daughters.

air conditioner. So I can breath in

See page 12.

and enjoy the fresh air!

Then it’s on to Memorial Day with

The kids will be out of school very

Loudonville for canoeing (p. 32) or

soon, many are planning graduation

sampling wine at Gervasi Vineyard

parties or end of school programs,

(p 30). And don’t forget all the great

and others are planning the first big

end of season concerts and theatre

vacation weekend of the year - Me-

productions being featured! So See

morial Day. As always, this issue

you there! Until next time...

features so many great places to go, Kathy Barnett, Editor ABOUT THE COVER: A new ride awaits us at Cedar Point this year. The Gatekeeper is located at the very front of th park, breaking records with a 164 ft. drop. It boasts the longest wing and longest drop of any wing roller coaster. See page 6 for details.


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Jazz Band: “Bone Voyage”

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Ride the Gatekeeper at Cedar Point

SANDUSKY, – Cedar Point amusement park/resort reached an exciting milestone recently when workers completed the track for GateKeeper, the record-breaking wing coaster that has transformed the park’s entrance. At approximately 2 p.m., workers connected the last of the 102 pieces of track, closing the 4,164-foot loop. “GateKeeper is truly an innovation in thrills,” said Rob Decker, Cedar Fair’s corporate vice president of planning and design. “Every twist, turn and near-miss element was created exclusively for Cedar Point, and we can’t wait to see our guests experience it.” Decker and the Cedar Fair design team worked closely with other engineers to develop the concept of the signature keyhole towers that give the ride its identity as protector of Cedar Point’s main gate. “This project has truly been a collaborative effort,” said

August Lococo, project manager and corporate director of maintenance and compliance for Cedar Fair. “Our crews worked six days a week through rain, snow and freezing temperatures, and we’re pleased to have completed the track ahead of schedule.” Riders will enjoy the sensation of flight as they climb the 170-foot lift hill along the beach, then charge toward the main gate at speeds up to 67 mph. Their seats will be suspended from the car, allowing them to soar with nothing above or below them. Throughout the 2-minute, 40-second adventure, they’ll undergo six spine-tingling inversions and roll through the two keyholes, flying directly over the approximately 3 million guests who enter the park each year. The new ride and major renovations to Cedar Point’s main gate represent a total investment of $30 million. With

the addition of GateKeeper, Cedar Point will break seven world records, including tallest drop, longest track and most inversions of any winged coaster on the planet. The new coaster will take its place alongside other record-setting legends like Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster at the vacation destination named “Best Amusement Park in the World” by Amusement Today for the past 15 years. To view video footage of the track completion, click here: http://tinyurl.com/bfnetbk For high-resolution photos, click here: http://tinyurl.com/ akfks8m Cedar Point will open for its 144th season on May 11, 2013, with its new wing roller coaster, GateKeeper. For more information, log on to www. cedarpoint.com. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel.


Leonard Salvo

Arie Lipsky

VARIABLE WINDS BAND CONCERT ASHLAND - Ashland University Department of Music concludes a busy semester of live music with the annual Variable Winds band concert under the direction of Leonard Salvo and guest conductor Arie Lipsky on Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. With performances by the Ashland University Concert Band and Ashland Area Community Concert Band, the program includes pieces of celebration and songs along with an opportunity to recognize senior Concert Band members for their dedication and contribution to the AU Band program. Admission to the concert is complimentary and open to the public. The concert begins with the Ashland Area Community Concert Band, under the direction of Salvo, performing Vaclav Nelheybel's High Plains, a concert march in the European Style which was commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the High Plains Band Camp and its founder/director H.G. Palmer. The second piece, Jubilance, An Overture by Caesar Giovannini is a contemporary musical portrayal of exultation and of depression. The music has an insistent drive, a restless energy that speaks especially of the hectic life of the modern world. The one exception to the general restlessness is the broad, singing melody in the middle of the piece with the flutes then the clarinets, horns and lastly saxophones while various percussion instruments are also prominent as a kinetic, rhythmic thrust to propel the listener through the piece. AACCB continues with Air for Band by Frank

Erickson and concludes its portion of the concert with Sea Song Fantasy by John Wasson which was commissioned by Symphonicity (the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach) and premiered for the opening of their new concert hall in Nov. 2007. After a brief intermission, the Ashland University Concert Band begins their portion of the concert under the direction of Salvo with Donald Grantham's Exhilaration and Midnight Cry from Southern Harmony, which has a somewhat exotic sound to modern audiences with harmonizations that are regarded as inventive, unique and powerfully representative of the American character. As guest conductor, the AU Concert Band looks forward to his expertise, energy and enthusiasm, according to Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events. “This is a true benefit of our music students, music program and the entire community. Arie is a truly world-class musician, and it is a rare opportunity for our students and faculty to work closely with someone of his stature,” she said. Salvo returns to the conductor's podium for Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance. While stationed with the U.S. Army in Korea in the late 1950s, Chance became fascinated by the popular folk melody “Arirang,” using it as the basis for his Variations on a Korean Folk Song. “ For more information about the concert, visit www.ashland.edu/music or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu.


Fort Recovery Monument ST. MARYS - The Fort Recovery Monument is observing its 100th anniversary this year! On Sunday, May 5, a large community event will take place on the monument grounds to re-dedicate this imposing national memorial and to remind citizens of the significant historical events and human sacrifices that it represents! Many observers do not realize that the Fort Recovery Monument is a burial site, in fact the largest tomb of unknown soldiers in the United States. When the monument was constructed in 1912, a crypt was built into the concrete foundation beneath the base of the monument to contain the remains of those Americans who perished in the conflicts that took place on the banks of the Wabash in that Fort Recovery community. For many years after the 1851 discovery of the mass graves on the banks of the Wabash, continuous effort was made to have a national monument constructed on the battlefield. Finally a bill granting the permission and funding for a monument was signed by President William Howard Taft and, on April 15, 1910, it was approved by Congress. The contract for the monument was awarded to the Van Amringe Granite company of Boston, Massachusetts. Work began in 1912. It was completed and accepted by the U.S. government in November of that same year. The monument constructed of North Carolina Gray granite, stands on a terrace thirty-five feet square. There are two bases, one eighteen feet square and the other fourteen feet square. The height of the obelisk is over 90 feet, with the entire height over 100 feet. On the west side of the monument and facing west is the famous sculpture of a frontiersman. This nine foot figure is impressive with a stern

unyielding face, leg and foot striding forward, a flintlock in one hand and a coonskin cap in the other. This work of art stands as a tribute to the vital volunteer scouts who accompanied the American expeditions leading them through unmarked territory to the rich lands of the west. In 1913, the Fort Recovery Monument was dedicated with many dignitaries and several thousand people in attendance, including a direct Arthur St. Clair descendant, Belle Noble Dean, who was given the privilege of uncovering the sculpture of the Frontiersman. One hundred years have passed since that memorable day, but still every year, thousands of people pass this lofty shaft honoring the hundreds of victims of the Wabash 1791 Conflict and the eventual victory of Wayne's Army at the "fort of Recovery!" Knowing the significance of its history, it is entirely appropriate that the community should undertake the planned impressive Rededication Ceremony which is scheduled for 3 p.m. May 5. Featured on the program will be multiple military color guards; speaker John Winkler (author of Wabash 1791, and newly released, Fallen Timbers); introduction of descendants of the soldiers of St. Clair and Wayne, and the Laying of the Wreath ceremony. A round-table introduction/discussion of/by the descendants will take place at 2 p.m. prior to the program. All events will be held on the grounds of the monument (intersection of SR119 and SR49) and are open to the public at no charge. Visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain, all activities will be held in the Fort Recovery High School Gym just across the street from the monument. See www.fortrecoverymuseum.com or call 419-375-4384 for more details.


Five Nights on Campus MARion - From Bourbon Street to Broadway, Dixieland, swing, mainstream and Latin Jazz, this Cincinnati jazz group closes another successful Five Nights On Campus season at Ohio State Marion. A performance by the Cincinnatibased jazz band Bone Voyage will take place Thursday, May 9, 7:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall Auditorium on the Marion campus. Bone Voyage is a septet that plays the music of the 20th century with the refreshing sound of two trombones plus trumpets, clarinet/sax, vibraphone, and rhythm. The band maintains a busy performance

schedule throughout the tri-state area and recently concluded a 7 1â „2 year residency at the Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro in Blue Ash, Ohio. Led by Marion native, Dave Haldeman, the band is known for its wide repertoire, ranging from Bourbon Street to Broadway, Traditional Dixieland Jazz to Swing, and Mainstream Jazz to Latin Jazz. Get ready for a musical trip down memory lane! Ticket prices for Five Nights individual performances are: $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; and $4 for students. Marion campus faculty and staff, which includes all Ohio State Marion and Marion Technical College personnel, are eligible for $8 discounted individual performance tickets. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. All tickets are general seating. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or more information call 740-725-6253. For detailed information on upcoming Five Nights on Campus performances, visit: http://osumarion.osu.edu/5-nights. The mission of Five Nights on Campus is to provide 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.


Dance with the Stars MANSFIELD - The 5th Annual Dances with the Stars event is returning to the Renaissance Theatre, Saturday May 11th at 8PM. You won’t want to miss the good-hearted fun of watching five local “celebrities” dance their way to glory! With help from North Central Ohio’s own, Neos Dance Theatre and their Artistic Director Robert Wesner, the contestants have been practicing for the last several weeks so that they’re ready to face the music and the judges. Audience members will text vote for their favorite dancer. Renaissance texting is provided by mocoopins.com. The Dances with the Stars event also features a live and silent auction. The silent auction bidding starts at 6PM. Auction items include an Overnight Package at Mountaineer Casino in West Virginia, dinner for six in the Viking Kitchen at Ed Pickens’ Cafe on Main, Keurig Coffee Maker, OSU Football Helmut signed by A.J. Hawk, One Year YMCA Membership, Bundt of the Month from Eatmor Bundt, Indians Tickets, Columbus Crew Tickets, Oral B Electric Toothbrush, jewelry, assorted baskets of goodies, and more. Tickets are $32, $27 and $22 and are on sale at the Renaissance Box Office, 419522-2726 and online all the time at MansfieldTickets.com. The Renaissance Theatre’s $15 ticket offer is available for this event. These seats, located in the back row of the balcony and limited to 50 seats, must be purchased in person only, beginning two hours prior to the performance at the Renaissance Box Office, cash preferred. Dances with the Stars is part of the Mansfield Motor Group 12-13 Renaissance Season.

“We really consider this the party of the year!” said Renaissance President and CEO, Michael Miller, who will also be co-hosting the event this year. “The entire community turns out to support and cheer on their friends and business associates. It’s a real hoot!” On tap this year are 2012 Olympic basketball star, Nate Reinking, Shelby Police Chief, Charlie Roub, Mansfield City Councilwoman, Ellen Haring, Richland Newhope Support Specialist, Aurelio Diaz and LaDonna Secrist, owner of The Squirrel’s Den. Co-hosting the event with Miller will be The Mansfield News Journal reporter and last season’s Dances with the Stars winner, Jami Kinton. This year’s program has a Michael Jackson theme, with all of the celebs dancing to the King of Pop’s hits. Reinking, who will be dancing with Brooke Wesner, will dance to “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”, Roub, with partners Katie Edmonds and Erin Buck, will perform to the classic “Thriller”. Haring will be joined by Robert Wesner for their rendition of “Billie Jean”, Secrist, also joined by Wesner, will perform to another one of Jackson’s hits and Diaz will join forces with Anna Trumbo for “Smooth Criminal”. Neos Dance Theatre is planning on performing two additional dances, one to the music of local band, La De Les. Neos tours all over the country, performing both classical repertoire as well as exciting new and original works. All proceeds from the auctions benefit the Renaissance Theatre.


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African Safari Summer is just April Showers Bring May Flowers Wildlife Park babies! around the corner Throughout the and the African and Extended Hours at the Spring and Summer Safari Wildlife Park African Safari Wildlife Park! months we will be is extending weekintroducing our new end hours, starting additions to the park. Plan your trip now and keep May 11. The hours of operation will extend from your eye out for all the new babies, we are expect9AM to 6PM (last car admitted at 5PM). African Safari regular season starts Memorial Day weekend, ing nearly 50 babies! May 25, hours from 9AM to 7PM (last car admitted at 6PM). Meet the Stars of the Drive-Thru Safari! Along with extended weekend hours Animal Shows, Camel Rides and Pig Races will resume. Visit our website to view the different animals we Bring the whole family to experience the excitehave residing in our Drive-Thru! They're waiting for ment. your visit! The Animal Shows will feature Daisy the Potbelly Pig and Patty the Python. After the show get your Summer Schedule picture taken with Patty. Look for the new show Dates: May 25 to September 2 pavilion located in the Walk-Thru Safari coming this Open Daily rain or shine 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. summer! Last car admitted at 6 p.m. Naspig Racing will return during the extended weekend hours at African Safari's legendary Pork Chop Downs. Join us to see if Dale Swinehart Jr. can defend his title for a third consecutive year! And for the kids, camel rides are back by popular demand through the extended weekend hours and through the summer! April Showers bring May Babies Along with extended hours April showers also bring

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Five Women Wearing the Same Dress at the Ritz Theatre May 10, 11 & 18 7:30 PM May 19, 2013 - 2:00 PM TIFFIN - During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride's younger sister whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit. An irreverent and funny look at the intricacies of friendship and the power of similar dressing, commented on in both the NY Post and NY Daily News. Adult $11, Student $7 For more information, visit online at the www.ritztheatre.org or call 419.448.8544.

Cast List Francis Angie Smith Meredith Mandy Wolber Trisha Amy Berger Georgeanne Nancy Derby Mindy Michele Castleman Director Nancy Betz Assistant Director Mandy Wolber


Super Why Live AKRON - S2BN Entertainment and Out of the Blue Enterprises are pleased to announce the Spring 2013 U.S. tour of Super WHY Live: You’ve Got the Power! Based on the top-rated, Emmy-nominated preschool TV series that airs on PBS KIDS everyday across the U.S., Super WHY Live brings entertainment and education together in an interactive live experience. Super WHY Live: You’ve Got

the Power! is coming to the Akron Civic Theatre for the first time ever on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. Super WHY Live was written by Super WHY creator Angela Santomero, with music by Jack Antonoff, of the Grammynominated band “fun.” The show is produced by S2BN Entertainment (Yo Gabba Gabba! Live, Spider-Man on Broadway, and Rock of Ages: The Musical) in association with Out of the Blue Enterprises. For an extra special experience, You’ve Got the Power! Party Packages offer premium seats and a meet & greet with your favorite characters after the show. The TV series has a proven ability to help boost preschoolers’ early literacy skills, according to research by the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Super WHY Live dimensionalizes this “edutainment” experience for Super WHY fans in a new way. To top that off, Jack Antonoff of the Grammynominated band “fun.” wrote and produced the live show’s soundtrack. The live show was developed and is proudly produced by S2BN Entertainment (Yo Gabba

Gabba! Live and Spider-Man on Broadway), in association with Out of the Blue Enterprises. Super WHY Live will stop in 27 cities across the U.S., taking kids and parents on a live reading adventure traveling inside a book to find the answer to the question, “Who has the Greatest Super Power in the World?” The show is uplifting, entertaining, and educational. It features kids’ favorite literacy-powered super heroes: Alpha Pig with “Alphabet Power,” Wonder Red with “Word Power,” Princess Presto with “Spelling Power,” Super Why with the “Power to Read,” and their puppy pal Woofster. Fans who want to sing along at the show can get a head start learning the music, as the soundtrack album, Super WHY Live: You’ve Got the Power Soundtrack from Razor & Tie is available now at iTunes, Amazon.com, and retailers nationwide. Ticket Office: (330) 253-2488 • Business Office: (330) 535-3179. © 2013 Akron Civic Theatre Super Why VIP packages are available through TicketMaster ONLY! Reserved seat tickets are$34.75, $29.75 and $24.75


Cleveland Orchestra CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Orchestra concludes its acclaimed 2012-13 Celebrity Series on Saturday, May 18, when Patti Austin performs with the Orchestra in a concert that pays homage to the revered jazz classics of Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. The program includes Fats Waller’s “Honeysuckle Rose,” Sam Coslow’s “You’ll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini),” and selections by Duke Ellington. Throughout her 40-year career as performer, songwriter, and vocalist, Patti Austin has been critically acclaimed for her pop, R&B, jazz, soul, and swing renditions. She has been praised for her “voice of elegance, grace and style.” Her 2002 tribute CD, For Ella, was nominated for a Grammy Award and has led to

guest engagements with jazz bands and symphony orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. Patti Austin (born August 10, 1950, in Harlem, New York) is an American Grammy Award-winning R&B and jazz music singer. She made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five. Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington have proclaimed themselves as her godparents. By the late 1960s, Austin was a prolific session musician and commercial jingle singer. During the 1980s, signed to Jones's Qwest Records, she began her most prolific hit-making period. She charted twenty R&B songs between 1969 and 1991 and had success on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, where she hit number one in 1981 with "Do You Love Me?"/"The Genie." The album containing that hit, Every Home Should Have One, also produced her biggest mainstream hit: "Baby, Come To Me," a duet with James Ingram, ini-

Patti Austin tially peaked at number 73 on the Hot 100 in early 1982. After being featured as the love theme in a prominent storyline on the soap opera General Hospital, the song re-entered the pop chart in October and went to number one in February 1983. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA. She would later team up again with Ingram for "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?" Patti Austin has released nineteen albums during her career, and her record Avant Gershwin won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2008. Her other albums include For Ella, a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald released in 2002. This concert takes place at Severance Hall, Ticket prices range from $35 to $80. Call the Severance Hall Ticket Office at 216-231-1111 or 800-6861141, or visit online at clevelandorchestra.com.


May 3RD ANNUAL KITCHEN TOUR

of wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, live music, and socializing. Bring your friends for a fun evening for all, or make it a romantic couple's night out. You deserve it! The Toledo Zoo’s Corporate Gifts department will provide a wide assortment of gourmet foods, wines, and other great gifts for additional purchase. For more information call 419-385-4040.

May 11/MANSFIELD - The Women’s Guild of the Mansfield Symphony will once again host its popular Spring Kitchen Tour. Participants enjoy a light brunch and visits to six of Mansfield’s finest home kitchens. Brunch will begin at the Renaissance at 10 a.m. where guests can collect their tour maps, win a selection of door prizes, and proceed to visit the featured kitchens at their leisure between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Some homes will spotlight chamber groups from the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, as RICH GIRL well. All proceeds benefit the education programs of the Mansfield Symphony. Tickets are $20 and Thru May 12/CLEVELAND - At the Second available at the Renaissance Box Office: 419-522- Stage - Cleveland Play House. Show times vary. 2726 or online at mansfieldtickets.com. Tickets range from $15-69. When sheltered Claudine meets starving artist Henry, she falls head over heels. But her mother, a celebrated tough-talking VINEYARD ADVENTURE May 10/TOLEDO - 7-9 p.m. Come enjoy the finer financial guru, has her doubts: Is Henry everything things in life at a Vineyard Adventure, based on a her daughter deserves or is he only after her unique theme and spent at a different location at the money? Rich Girl, a modern day take on the classic Zoo. At each event you will enjoy a delectable mix play and film The Heiress, is a clever new comedy about women and their relationships with men, mothers and money - and not necessarily in that order. World premiere and anchor production of New Ground Theatre Festival. For tickets or more information, call 216-241-6000.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH May 12/LOGAN - Brunch is a family fun affair to celebrate Mother on her special day at the INN at Cedar Falls. Chef Anthony’s mouth watering menu starts with our Pastry Basket, our INNmade Granola and Raspberry Yogurt. Delectable entrees include the Inn’s Eggs Benedict – English Muffin, Poached Local Eggs, Crab Meat & Chive-Paprika Hollandaise, Roasted Potatoes, Broccolini OR Grilled Salmon w/Ginger-Citrus Reduction, Jasmine Rice & Julienne Vegetables, OR Pan Roasted Chicken Breast w/Lemon Grass Broth, Herbed Papardelle Pasta & Broccolini. Two devine desserts are Mixed Berry Cobbler w/Vanilla Bean Ice Cream OR Flourless Chocolate Torte w/Sweet Cream & Raspberry Coulis. Seating times begin at 11:30 am and reservations are necessary. $21 Adults, $12 Children Under 10. Call 800-653-2557 or visit online at www.innatcedarfalls.comß


FISHING TOURNAMENT May 17-19/ST. MARYS - The third annual "Get the Carp Outta Here" fishing tournament will take place on Grand Lake St. Marys. Prizes for the most carp caught (by number in both bow and bait divisions) and the largest carp by weight. There will be 23 tagged carp in the lake; pull one out to win $100. The carp can be caught by any legal means--bait, bow, gig, hand grabbing etc.... Over $5,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded. The tournament is designed to be a fun event and help rid the lake of the rough fish that, in over abundance, are detrimental to the water quality. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 16 years of age.

ing facility, 419 West Pike St. For more information, visit www.alumapalooza.com.

"MOTORCYCLES ABC" Thru May 19/WARREN - 13th Annual Antique Motorcycle Exhibit at the National Packard Museum. Featuring antique bobbers and choppers including Harley Davidson, Chief, BMW, BSA, NSU and more dating from the early 1900s to 1980. For more information, call 330-934-1899. Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Noon - 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for ages 12 & over. Senior Citizens and children are $50.

MAY DAY RIBFEST 2013 May 17-18/CELINE - At the Mercer County Fairgrounds, enjoy delicious ribs from an array of award-winning BBQ vendors. Enjoy a car cruise-in on Friday and "Bike Night" on Saturday evening. Live music from Exploit and BoomSwang Rock Band Friday night; Grove Hill and 1988 Saturday night. For more information, visit online at www. mercercountyohiofair.com.

ANTIQUE CAR GATHERING May 18/ARCHBOLD - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sauder Village will celebrate the automobiles of days gone by with more than 100 antique cars on display in the Historic Village. Again this year car enthusiasts are coming from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to display their vintage automobiles and offer unique demonstrations. Cars on display will be oldeßr than 1942 with some dating back to the early 1900s! Guests will have a chance to meet with car owners and will even have a chance to ride in and even drive an antique car! For more information, call 800-590-9755 or visit online at www.saudervillage.org.

ALUMAPALOOZA FOUR May 28/JACKSON CENTER - A family-friendly festival for people who love Airstream travel trailers. Enjoy a variety of informational and lifestyle seminars, musical entertainment, factory tours, demonstrations, BBQ, a car show and swap meet. Featured entertainer is singer/songwriter Josh Rogan. Located at the world famous Airstream manufactur-

May 18/SANDUSKY - At the Maritime Museum, Sandusky Bay Pavilion and Battery Park Marina. Free admission. Nautical flea market, model boat building for kids, boat rides, Underground Railroad trolley tours and Capt’n Willie’s Sill Pirate Show. For more information call 419-624-0274 or visit online at www.sanduskymaritime.org


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May 17-19/NORWALK - Summit Racing HORSE SHOW Equipment Motorsports Park. See 280 mile-per-hour Alcohol and Nitro Injected Funny Cars and May 25-27/FINDLAY - Findlay Western FarmDragsters! Three shows. Firewords Fri. & Sat. Split/Combined Show; Northern Ohio Quarter Admission is $20 for 1 day, $5 weekend. For more Horse Assoc. novice extravaganza. Split/combined information, visit Summitmotorsportspark.com. show is Sat. & Sun. Novic show is Mon. At the University of Findlay Animal Sciences Center. For more information, visit online at www.noqha.com. ROCK’N BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL May 24/PORT CLINTON - In Memorial Park from TROLLEY MUSEUM WALKING TOURS 11 a.m. to midnight. Six bands playing, featuring Bluegrass, classic rock, and country. Music begins at May 25/SEVILLE - Enjoy a docent-guided tour of noon. Nearby camping available. $15 tickets before preserved electric railway equipment including city May 11, $25 at the gate. Call 419-734-9981 for more streetcars, interurbans and rapid transit vehicles, information. Bee garden on the grounds. and observe restoration work in progress on these historic vehicles. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Northern Ohio Railway Museum, 5515 Buffham Rd. FLAT BREAD FRIDAY May 24/WALDO - 6-9 p.m. at Shamrock Vineyard. For more information call 330-769-5501 or vist online Evening in the vineyard with flat bread, wine and at www.northernohio.railway.museum live entertainment by the Steve Harper Trio for $15 HURRAY FOR MAY per person. The flatbread is a 3wood fired pizza from Stix and Stones. Reservations accepted. For May 25/BRUNSWICK - Spring is the perfect time more information call 740-726-2883 or visit for a chance to get out of the house and explore Susan Hambley Nature Center. Games, crafts, and activities will be available from Noon – 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in May for the children. Come prepared for a scavenger hunt on the trail. All ages welcome. No registration required. Free. For more information, call 330-722-9364 or visit www.medinacountyparks.com June 14, 15, 21, 22, & 23

419-522-2883 www.mansfieldplayhouse.com Book adapted & additional lyrics by David Simpatico. Music adapted & arranged & additional music & lyrics by Bryan Louiselle/ Based on 1951 Disney film. Join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubbleblowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! This show has dozens of wacky characters including three Cheshire Cats! Disney’s Alice In Wonderland, Jr. is a fast-paced stage adaption with new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as “I’m Late,” “The Un-birthday Song” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo Dah.” Directed by Doug Wertz.

15th ANNUAL GAZEBO GARDEN WALK May 11/WELLINGTON - Antiques, art, crafts, plants and garden accents sponsored by Main Street Wellington Inc. Free admission. Hours are 10 - 4. For more information, call 440-647-3987.

MAY NIGHT HAUNT May 18/LUCAS - At 8 p.m. Presented By:Malabar Farm. Dare to explore the "normal to the paranormal:. Murders, cemeteries, haunted houses, and hot dogs, S'mores, and stories around the campfire. This event is not recommended to children under 17. Fee is $30. Pre-registration is required. This event runs until midnight. Everyone will meet at the Visitor Center. For more information, please Call - 419-892-2784


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