The Week Ahead May 19-26


The Seneca County Museum Docents are to host “English Cottages and Country Gardens” at 1:30 p.m. at the museum, 28 Clay St.

The program is to consist of a video followed by a presentation by Janet del Turco (shown). A Tiffin Master Gardener, Del Turco is to share gardening tips and her experiences acquired during her time living in England.

“Atrocities of the American Civil War” is the program for the monthly Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable.

The program, presented by Howard Stouse, begins at 7 p.m. at T.J. Willie’s, Tiffin.

The meeting is free.

Auditions for “Les Miserables” are planned noon-4 p.m. at Galion Community Theatre, Galion.

See for details.

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” concludes its run at The National Theatre with a 2 p.m. show.

Adult content and language make this production unsuitable for children. Tickets are $11 for adults and $7 for students.

Vietnam War veterans are to be honored during the Armed Forces Day Celebration 7 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hancock County Fairgrounds.

A military vehicle display, historical re-enactments and vendors with military memorabilia are among the attractions.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for youth. Proceeds are to be donated to Honor Flight Northwest Ohio.

Sandusky County Kin Hunters are to meet at 2 p.m. at the Sandusky Township Hall on SR North, Fremont, where Derek Davey is to speak on “Organizing Your Files.”

The program is free.

The annual “Pantry Palooza” starts at noon with acoustic, bluegrass and rock artists at John Carey Park in downtown Carey.

A hip-hop line-up begins at 5:30 p.m., featuring The Road Less Traveled By, followed by The Bluegrass Boys; Noise Pollution; The Ragoons; Wayne and Sarah; The Bandalu Territory; The Rookie Militia; Malici; Yung Prof; That Dude Jasper; and Newkleus.

Admission is one or more non-perishable food items.

The last performance for “Nunsense” is at 2:30 p.m. at Bucyrus Little Theatre, 130 Songer Ave., Bucyrus.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

“The 39 Steps,” described as a fast-paced whodunit for theater lovers, is to be staged at 2 p.m. at The Star Theatre, 121 W. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky.

The show features more than 150 characters played by four actors.

Tickets are $10.

The monthly Tiffin Flea Market is to run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Seneca County Fairgrounds.

A chicken barbecue begins at 11 a.m. at Old Fort Fire Station No 1.

Cost is $10 per meal. Carryouts available.


Open auditions for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are to take place at 6:30 p.m. at The Ritz Theatre, Tiffin.

There are roles for five men and four women (must be 18 or older). Everyone who auditions should bring a prepared song and may be asked to sing a musical number from the score. An accompanist will be provided.


A campfire cooking program is planned for 6 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park, Bucyrus.

Naturalist Josh Dyer is to demonstrate proper methods for cooking over an open fire with Dutch ovens and iron skillets. A main dish will be prepared and provided.

Bring a side dish to share. Register by calling (419) 683-9000.

Findlay Civic Band is recruiting musicians to rehearse 7-9 p.m. at the Egner Center for Performing Arts at the University of Findlay.

The band also practices severy Tuesday to prepare for concerts July 3, 10 and 17.

Young Adventurers ages 6-12 are invited on a marsh walk at 5 p.m. at Springville Marsh State Nature Preserve.

Kids can follow the boardwalk and discover what is happening in the marsh, such as a frog calling, a bird singing and rustling of a mammal.

Register at (419) 435-3915.


“Be Wise, Love the Earth” will be at 10 a.m. at The Ritz Theatre for second and third graders. The event is to feature Chip Richter and the Munks performing songs that address life, earth and space science and encourage individuals to be good stewards to the environment.

A Senior Spring Spectacular is on tap at The Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. Entertainment, refreshments, information from sponsors and door prizes are planned.

The doors open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $3.


Columbian High School’s vocal music department is to present its annual Pops Concert at 8 p.m. at The Ritz Theatre, Tiffin.

Opening with the national anthem, the concert is to feature the concert choir, freshman/sophomore women’s chorus, freshman/sophomore men’s chorus, 2012-13 choristers, the cast of “Grease” and featured soloists.

Tickets are $5.

The Red Cross Armed Forces Family Network Picnic is planned 6-8 p.m. at Riverside Park, Findlay.

Military families are invited to enjoy food grilled onsite by Texas Roadhouse, games and fun for the family and fellowship with other military families.

Admission is free.


Voices of Harmony Chorus is hosting its annual show at 7 p.m. Saturday at Maumee Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $10.

Lake Erie Invasives are the topic of a program at 2 p.m. May 25 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Bucyrus.

Eugene Braig, who teaches fisheries management at The Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources and is program director for Aquatic Ecosystems OSU Extension, is to speak.

“How To Train Your Dragon” is the next offering in the Read It-See It series.

Showtime is 2 p.m. Sunday at The Ritz Theatre, Tiffin. Tickets are $3.

The annual Western Farm-Split/Combined Show, Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Association novice extravaganza is Saturday, Sunday and May 27.

Split/combined shows are Saturday and Sunday. Novice show is Monday.

Location is The University of Findlay Animal Sciences Center, 14700 SR 68, Findlay.

Open Run and Military Race is 9 a.m. Saturday at Bellevue Rec Center.

Cost is $20. Refreshments, door prizes and entertainment are in store.