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April 2015

"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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Vexing Vegetation

Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Ave., Sandusky


Apr 26, 2015 - May 1, 2015; May 3, 2015 - May 8, 2015; May 10, 2015 - May 15, 2015; May 17, 2015

Sun-Fri 1-4 pm

The Sandusky Cultural Center provides educational and entertaining exhibits that stimulate an interest in the fine arts, provide a focus for multicultural awareness, and introduce complex issues and challenging concepts. Featured art exhibit: Vexing Vegetation.

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"Designing a Backyard Grocery Store" Gardening and Plant Weekend Getaway

McKenna's Inn Bed & Breakfast, 5714 E. Pittsburgh St., Port Clinton


Apr 27, 2015; May 4, 2015; May 11, 2015; May 18, 2015; May 25, 2015; Jun 1, 2015; Jun 8, 2015; Jun 15, 2015; Jun 22, 2015; Jun 29, 2015; Jul 6, 2015; Jul 13, 2015

9:30 am-6 pm


Event includes a brief lecture and hands-on session on organic garden design, hands-on instruction on how create a space to raise chickens, assortment of plants and seeds, entries for prizes, food, beverages, and more. Reservations required as space is limited.

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Oils: Landscape

Sutton Center, 1848 E. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton


Apr 28, 2015

9 am-4 pm

Learn to paint a landscape using oils. Instructor is Robert Silliman. Please call for more information and to register.

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Open Public Shooting

Camp Perry Training Site, 1000 Lawrence Dr. (off SR 2), Port Clinton

419.635.2141 ext. 1101

Apr 28, 2015; Apr 30, 2015; May 5, 2015; May 7, 2015; May 12, 2015; May 14, 2015; May 19, 2015; May 21, 2015; May 26, 2015; May 28, 2015

5-8:30 pm

$5/adult, $2/junior

Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, are invited to take advantage of a new opportunity to do practice shooting on Tue and Thurs evenings at the Camp Perry Marksmanship Center air gun range. The Camp Perry 80-point, 10-meter air gun range is fully equipped with electronic targets that accommodate air rifle, air pistol, or National Match Air Rifle shooting. Instructors and shooting equipment are available at the range.

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"A Taste of Italy"

Bassett's Market, 3994 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Port Clintin


Apr 29, 2015

6-8 pm

$20/person, $35/couple

Discover classic Italian wines with host Melissa Kadow of Specialty Wine Company and Firelands Winery. Reserve your spot today to taste the treasures of Italy. Seating is limited.

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The World Premiere of President Mom

BGSU Firelands College - McBride Auditorium, 1 University Dr., Huron


Apr 29, 2015 - May 2, 2015

Wed-Thurs & Sat 7:30 pm, Fri 10 am


President Mom introduces us to Claire McCallister, a typical teenage girl. She is stressed out about her bio exam and even more about finding a date to her high school’s spring dance. This would be tough for anyone to handle, but Claire’s mother just happens to be The President of the United States. When Claire’s mom offers her the chance of a lifetime, to meet her rock star idol, Clair jumps at the chance. The catch: Claire has to take Brent Baumgartner, the nerdiest boy in school, to the dance. Still, she agrees to go along with her mom’s scheme, until a European Prince arrives and turns Claire’s world upside-down.

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Meditation and Hatha Yoga with Linda Green

Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Port Clinton


Apr 30, 2015

5:30 pm Meditation; 6-7 pm Yoga

$10/week; $35/four-week session

This is a combination level class.

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The Art of Upcycling

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

419.862.3182 ext. 117

Apr 30, 2015

6 pm


Lead by Vicki Gallagher, head of Horticulture at the 577 Foundation. A hot DIY trend is giving new life to items we through we know longer needed. Baskets, chairs, metal tins, pallets, YOU name it. Soak up new ideas for your house. The gardens will open at 5 pm for attendees to wander and enjoy. Reservations requested.

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May 2015

"The Sound of Music"

Genoa Civic Theatre, 509 1/2 Main St., Genoa


May 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015; May 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm

$12/adult, $10/senior and student

A familiar musical about the Von Trapp family. A beloved show for all ages.

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