Entertainment briefs, July 12

Farmers Market, Pizza Palooza, free concert and movie at East Green set for Saturday

Events are planned all day for downtown Tiffin Saturday, beginning with a farmers market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on South Washington Street between Perry and Market streets. Then, stick around for the St. Joseph Festival at 3 p.m., followed by Pizza Palooza 6-9 p.m.

Pizza Palooza attendees can purchase $1 tickets redeemable for a slice of pizza from any vendor, potato chips provided by Ballreich’s, soda or water provided by Hempy Water. Vendors are to include Domino’s Pizza, Fort Ball Pizza Palace, A.J.’s Heavenly Pizza, Jac & Do’s Pizza, Kona Ice Findlay, Marco’s Pizza, Napoli Pizza, PJ’s Brickhouse, Reino’s and Simply Susan’s, which is to provide chocolate pizza.

Vendors are to be set up in the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library parking lot, adjacent the East Green Amphitheater, where the local band Rusty Vinyl is to give a free concert beginning at 7 p.m. About 9 p.m., “The Incredibles” is to be shown at the East Green complex on a giant inflatable screen on the performance pavilion.

Free transportation is to shuttle people between East Green and the St. Joseph Festival.

St. Joseph Festival Saturday, Sunday

Tiffin St. Joseph Festival is to take place 3-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.

The grand prize this year is $10,000, with second and third place prizes of $1,000 each and fourth through eighth place prizes of $400 each.

Super raffle prizes include a $1,000 gift certificate from Ewald Furniture, a $1,000 shopping spree from Deckers Furniture, a high-efficiency front-load washer from Phillips Electric and more than 85 other prizes donated by area businesses and sponsors.

Bingo with prizes, skill and luck games, food and refreshments are planned, and The General Store is to be open at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Activity Center.

New this year will be Knockerball and chain saw carving demonstrations.

Saturday, there is to be an Italian pasta bar beginning at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria for $6.50. Royals in Exile (featuring students and alumni from Calvert High School), Denise Ritter and Alternate Ending are to provide live entertainment throughout the day. A Texas Hold ’em tournament is to begin at 7 p.m. with $30 buy-in.

Sunday, the “World Famous Chicken Dinner” is to begin at 11 a.m. at $8.50 in the cafeteria. Drive-in and carry-out will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. Entertainment is to be provided by Matt Goodrich, Harmonica Man and The Late Show.

Prize winners are to be announced at 9 p.m. Sunday.

The festival also is to include pony rides, Spartan Express Train, inflatables include a large slide, obstacle course, castle bounce house, bungee/joust combo and a Velcro wall.

The art show also is to return this year.

FCAC to present ‘jazz’ concert

FOSTORIA — Fostoria Community Arts Council is to present “Night Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wainwright Amphitheater in Foundation Park. Rain would move the performance to Venue 18, 11295 SR 18.

Festival of Sail comes to Sandusky, featuring ‘World’s Largest Rubber Duck’

SANDUSKY — The Festival of Sail is to make landfall in Sandusky today through Sunday, featuring a fleet of historic tall ships along with the “World’s Largest Rubber Duck.” The event marks the city’s 200th birthday.

Among ships to make an appearance is the U.S. Brig Niagara, which served as the relief flagship for Oliver Hazard Perry in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Other ships include Schooner Madeline, Appledore IV, S/v Denis Sullivan and the Lettie G. Howard.

Plans call for ship tours, day sails, educational programming, local food and beverages, live music and entertainment. Tickets range from a $20 multi-day on board tour pass, $59 fast pass or $65 day sail. For tickets, visit www.festofsailsandusky.com or call (888) 718-4253.

BSA teens to present ‘Guys and Dolls’

BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Art’s Teen Theatre is to present “Guys and Dolls” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for adults 60 years and older and children/students through grade 12.

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, “Guys and Dolls” is an oddball romantic comedy. A gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breath down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result.

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