Region briefs, Feb. 19

‘Funny Thing …’ to be staged at UF

FINDLAY – Return to ancient Rome as the University of Findlay presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today through Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

All performances are in the Egner Center for the Performing Arts on the UF campus.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the comedy follows the antics of Pseudolus, a clever slave who will do anything to secure his freedom.

Adult tickets are $10, senior citizens are $5 and students are $3. UF students, staff and faculty are admitted free.

For reservations, call (419) 434-5335.

Area show to offer toys, collectibles

COLLINS – The annual Western Reserve Toy and Collectible Show is to take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 2 at Western Reserve Elementary School in Huron County.

The show is to feature antique and new farm toys, construction toys, diecast cars, signs, NASCAR items, sports cards, railroad items, dolls, action figures, wood toys, books and manuals and other collectibles.

Admission is $2 for those 12 and older. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with an adult. A lunch is to be available, and door prizes are to be awarded.

Proceeds from the show are to be used for programs at the school, on US 20, west of Wakeman.

Call (419) 668-4521 or (419) 668-0940 for more information.

Hayes Center class instructs on how to make a book

FREMONT – Digital cameras have helped all to be better photographers, but those great photos are not meant to remain on the hard drive of a computer. The Hayes Presidential Center staff will show photographers how to easily and economically create a personalized book with their images.

The center’s “Make a Book” class directs participants to online resources that can be used to self-publish a professional quality book in any quantity. The class takes place 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hayes Museum. Instructors Gilbert Gonzalez and Becky Hill are to explain the process of making a personalized book using

Cost of the class is $10 for adults and $5 for students through high school.

Registration is required by calling (419) 332-2081, ext. 231.

The center is at Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont, and online at