Entertainment briefs, June 14

BSA to host auditions for children’s theater production

BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts is to host open auditions for “Aesop, Come Back!” at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at BSA, 205 Maple St.

Performances are to be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12.

In an attempt to prove that Aesop was history’s greatest fabulist, a group of storytellers cracks the spine of a massive edition of Aesop’s Fables, releasing the old man’s most memorable characters into the theater. The Tortoise, the Hare, the Hart, the Vines, the Simpletons, the Fox, the Lion, the Mouse and a certain golden egg-laying Goose take the stage.

Auditions are sponsored by Bellevue Kiwanis and Bellevue Lions Club. “Aesop, Come Back!” is presented by arrangement with Playscripts Inc. and is under the direction by Juliet Russell.

For more information, visit bellevuearts.net or call (419) 484-2787.

Berry Run set for Saturday

The eighth annual BUCC Berry Run is to take place at 4 p.m. Saturday — with registration at 3 p.m. — at Bloomville United Church of Christ, 31 N. Marion St.

New this year will be a 10K bike race.

The Strawberry Festival is at 5 p.m. Homemade food, fresh strawberries, desserts and ice cream are to be featured.

The fee is $20 for the 5K run/walk and $25 for the 10K bike race. Shirts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or to register, call (419) 561-0244 or email buccberryrun@gmail.com.

History, STEM partner for children’s summer program

FREMONT — The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is to host The Frohman Summer Series’ Hands-on History with three activities over the summer for children ages 6-11.

The series uses materials from the Charles E. Frohman Collection at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

The sessions are free and children can attend one or all of the sessions.

Each session takes place 10 a.m.-noon.

The scheduled is as follows:

• Aviation — Wednesday.

• Roller Coasters — July 18.

• Ever-Changing Lake Erie — Aug. 15.

The series is limited to 10 children. To register, call (419) 332-2081, ext. 239 or email ncard@rbhayes.org or jmayle@rbhayes.org.

Annual wine festival returns

FINDLAY — The Arts Partnership’s Riverside Wine Festival is to take place 1-6 p.m. June 23 at Riverside Park, 231 McManness Ave.

The event is to offer wines from Ohio wineries. Attendees can sample wines and each winery is to have bottles available for purchase.

Wineries include Camelot Cellars, Chateau Tebeau, D&D Smith Winery, Deer’s Leap, Gillig, Paper Moon Vineyards, Sycamore Lake, Winery at Versaille and Via Vecchia.

Live entertainment is to be provided by Deep Grove Trio and 730 Club.

Several exhibitors also are to be featured, including Awakening Minds Art, Cartoon Giant, My Own Backyard Herbs & Flowers, Rustic Bendz, Ziss Glass, Lip Tease, Amazingly Beautiful Skin Care, Daby, Everlasting Furniture and Lula Roe.

Food vendors are to be on site from Kimmel’s Mountain Man Meats, Big Jerk, Doughlicious Drizzles and Delights, Sweet Dream Gourmet and Wolfie’s Nuts.

The cost is $25 for five tastings and commemorative wine glass. Tickets for those not tasting or younger than 21 years cost $10.

Additional tasting tickets also are to be available.

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