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"Dressed for Life: First Ladies & Red Dress Collection" Exhibit

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont


Apr 1, 2015 - Jan 4, 2016

Tues-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm (Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day)

$7.50/adult, $6.50/senior (60 yrs), $3/child (6-12 yrs)

More than a half dozen red dresses worn by First Ladies are displayed along with celebrity dresses from New York City's annual "Red Dress Collection" Fashion Show. The show is part of "The Heart Truth," a national awareness campaign focused on women's heart health. Included in this exhibit are dresses worn by First Ladies Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Carolyn Harrison, Rosalyn Carter, Laura Bush, and Lucy Hayes. Celebrity dresses, by top international designers, include those worn by Robin Roberts, Heidi Klum, Emmylou Harris, and Venus Williams. A series of women's heart-health awareness programming is planned in conjunction with the exhibit.

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Lake Erie Love Giveaway


May 19, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

Do you love Lake Erie Shores & Islands? Show it by displaying a Lake Erie Love window decal on your home, auto, or business. If spotted during random street searches you could win Lake Erie Love swag items! Get your free decal at the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Centers located on US 250 in Sandusky and SR 53 in Port Clinton.

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Yoga on the Beach

East Harbor State Park Beach, 1169 N. Buck Rd. (SR 269), Marblehead


May 23, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015

Tues, Thurs, and Sat 8:15-9 am

$5 donation to United Way

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June 2015

"Altered Realities" Exhibit

Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S Rd., Elmore


Jun 1, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015

Tues-Wed and Fri-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Thurs 10 am-8 pm, Sun 12-4 pm

$10/adult, $9/Senior, $6/child (6-12 yrs)

The photography exhibit includes more than 24 pieces created by Dr. William Horvath of Toledo, a retired oncologist who practiced in the Toledo area for 35 years. While he enjoys shooting "realistic" landscapes, floral, and nature photos, he is most interested in creating abstract images that superimpose a new reality on the original image out of the camera. Fee includes entrance to the gardens.

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"Ohio's Summer Destination" Lake Erie Art Exhibit

James A. Rhodes State Office Tower, 30 E. Broad St., Columbus

Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015

Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

Jim Siemer is an artist from Columbus, Ohio whose family built a cottage on Middle Bass Island in 1983. Jim was inspired by the beauty of the Lake Erie islands area and paints watercolors featuring many of the region's coastal treasures. Prints of Jim's watercolors are available in gift shops and galleries in Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay, Catawba Island, Marblehead, Vermilion, Middle Bass Island, or online at

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Live Entertainment

Mojito Bay Tiki Bar, 389 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay


Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015

8 pm

Jun 1: Allie Busold, Jun 2: Jamison Charles, Jun 3: Russ Baum and Huck Finn, Jun 4: Allie Busold, Jun 5-6: The Gryphons, Jun 7: Russ Baum and Huck Finn, Jun 8: Allie Busold, Jun 9: Russ Baum and Huck Finn, Jun 10: Jamison Charles, Jun 11: Allie Busold, Jun 12-13: Brad Moore, Jun 14: Jerry Sprague, Jun 15: Allie Busold, Jun 16: Jamison Charles, Jun 17: Russ Baum and Huck finn, Jun 18: Allie Busold, Jun 19: James Ranke, Jun 20: The Flyin' Jays, Jun 21: Jamison Charles, Jun 22: Allie Busold, Jun 23-24: Jamison Charles, Jun 25: Allie Busold, Jun 26: Jamison Charles, Jun 27: The Gryphons, Jun 28: Jamison Charles, Jun 29: Allie Busold, and Jun 30: Jamison Charles. All dates and times are subject to change and are weather permitting.

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The Amazing Grape Race

Wineries along the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Wine Trail


Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015

Visit wineries along the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Trail in Northwest Ohio. Have your card signed by all the wineries to receive a complimentary gift and a chance to win additional prizes. Please visit website for more details.

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Live Entertainment

Beer Barrel Saloon, 324 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay


Jun 3, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015

9:30 pm

Jun 3: Flyin Jays, Jun 4-6: Nashville Crush, Jun 7-9: Flyin Jays, Jun 10-11: Ashley Martin, Jun 12-14: Wedding Band, Jun 15-17: Mustang Sally, Jun 18-20: Menus, Jun 21-30: Mustang Sally

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Live Entertainment

Round House Bar, 60 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay


Jun 3, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015

2-6 pm

Jun 3: Calabash, Jun 4: Bob Gatewood, Jun 5-7: Mad dog, Jun 8-9: Scott Paris, Jun 10-11: Sellouts, Jun 12-14: Mad Dog, Jun 15: Paul Franks, Jun 16: Captain Sweet Shoes, Jun 17-18: Calabash, Jun 19-21: Mad Dog, Jun 22-23: Matt Webber, Jun 24-25: Paradise Island, Jun 26-28: Mad Dog, and Jun 29-30: Scott Paris.

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Live Entertainment

Beer Barrel Saloon, 324 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay


Jun 17, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015

2 pm

Jun 5-6: Kenny Kidd, Jun 12-13: Kenny Kidd, Jun 17-18: Bright Light, Jun 19: Flyin Jays, Jun 20: Danger Brothers, Jun 21-25: Bright Light, Jun 26: Kenny Kidd, Jun 27: Bob Gatewood & Calabash, and Jun 28-30: Jacob & The Good People.

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