Sunday announcements, April 7

Berg children’s concert Sunday

Heidelberg University School of Music & Theatre is to present the Children’s Concert at 4 p.m. today in Brenneman Music Hall.

The concert is to present the theme, “Music is the universal language for all ages.”

The concert is to incorporate a musical setting for “Alice in Wonderland” poems for one part of the program and is to feature “Lobster’s Quadrille,” “The Little Crocodile,” “Jabberwocky,” “The Duchess’ Lullaby,” “The Queen of Hearts” and “The Serpent.”

Another set is to feature “Aesop’s fables modernized” with repertoire by composer Irving Fine. In “Childhood Fables for Grown-ups,” the audience will meet a polar bear, a tiger, a leopard, a frog and a snake, two little worms and a duck and a yak.

The third set is based the works of American modernist composer Charles Ives, who wrote frequently about community and family. Included will be “Songs My Mother Taught Me,” “To Edith,” “The Things Our Fathers Loved” and “Two Little Flowers.”

Upper Sandusky student graduates with doctoral degree

DAVENPORT, IA – Julian Pelfrey of Upper Sandusky graduated with a doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Locals honored

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS – John Carroll University has announced the students who have been named to the fall 2018 semester dean’s list.

Local students honored include Natalie Gase of Tiffin and Sara Gier of Upper Sandusky.

Tiffin native inducted into honor society

ALLIANCE – The University of Mount Union has inducted Frazier Daniel of Tiffin into Alpha Lambda Delta, the national honor society for first year success.

Knit, crochet group to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host ‘Sit & Stitch” for knitters and crocheters from 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 7, 14 and 28 in the Junior Home room of the library, located at 77 Jefferson St.

Birchard library hosts book sale

FREMONT – The Birchard Public Library is hosting a book sale 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 11 and 10 a.m. 5 p.m. April 12 and 9 a.m.-noon April 13.

The library is located at 423 Croghan St.

Backstairs tours at the Hayes

FREMONT — Hear the fascinating stories of the servants who worked in the Hayes Home during special tours offered on certain days beginning in April.

The Backstairs Tour takes guests through some behind-the-scenes portions of the Hayes Home that are not included on the standard tour.

Visitors are to hear the stories of the many servants who worked for the Hayes Family over the years. Some were former slaves from Kentucky, and others were immigrants who spoke little English.

The tour includes some hands-on activities, an exhibit room focusing on the servants and ginger snaps like those the servants made for the Hayes Family.

This themed tour, which the Hayes Presidential unveiled last summer, will be offered on certain days starting in April and continuing through early November.

April dates are:

• Saturday – 3 p.m.

• April 20 – 4 p.m.

Cost for this tour is $8 for Hayes Presidential members and $10 for non-members. Non- members must purchase the tour in addition to a site pass.

Hayes Home guides developed the Backstairs Tour based on months of research into the servants’ lives. The Servants Room exhibit area that is included on the tour is sponsored by Decker Roofing & Gutter Solutions.

Other special activities, including gallery talks, grounds tours and hands-on artifact activities, will begin on Saturdays and Verandah Concert Wednesdays starting in June. Many activities are included with regular admission.

For the schedule, visit https://www.rbhayes.org/visit-us/scheduled-museum-activities-and-themed-hayes-home-tours/

Share a photo during two Retro Roundtable events at HPLM

FREMONT — Bring a family heirloom, letter, photograph, piece of clothing, toy or other artifact with special meaning to you and share its story during Retro Roundtable events in April at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Retro Roundtable, offered for the first time last year, was so popular that a second event was added to the program this year. One session is to focus on artifacts, heirlooms and manuscripts, and the other session is to focus on photos.

The artifact session was April 6. The photo session is to be Saturday. The session is from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the museum/library building. Admission is free.

Presenters will have up to 10 minutes to discuss their photograph. Observers who do not want to bring items are welcome to attend and hear the fascinating stories behind the presenters’ items.

Those presenting are required to pre-register and can do so by contacting Curator of Manuscripts Nan Card or Mayle at (419) 332-2081, ext. 239. They can also email Card at ncard@rbhayes.org or Mayle at jmayle@rbhayes.org.

For those who would like to attend but not present, no registration is required.

Staff are to open the event by sharing the stories behind some significant photos from HPLM collections.

Celebrate Spring at the Toledo Zoo

TOLEDO — Hop to it and bring the whole family to the Toledo Zoo to celebrate all the delights of spring.

Breakfast with the Bunny April 19 and 20 begins with early entry to the Zoo at 9 a.m. for a special children’s egg hunt on the Africa! Overlook (indoors if inclement weather), followed by family-friendly crafts and a visit with the costumed bunny. Each guest will receive one free photo with the bunny! Guests will then gather in the Malawi Event Center for a chef-designed, kid-friendly breakfast buffet before having the remainder of the day to explore the Zoo.

For pricing, more information and to make reservations, please visit toledozoo.org/bunny or call group sales at (419) 385-5721, ext. 6001. Reservations are required and tickets must be purchased in advance. Breakfast with the Bunny price includes aoo admission and member discounts apply.

The zoo will also host Animal Egg Hunt April 19 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring the whole family and see what enrichment treats the bunny dropped off for your favorite zoo animals. Follow the animal egg hunt through the entire zoo and learn all about animal behaviors, diets and daily activities through keeper talks and demonstrations.

Animal Egg Hunt is free with zoo admission. For more information, including the schedule of activities, please visit toledozoo.org/egghunt.

Party with a Purpose at the Toledo Zoo

TOLEDO — Venture into the world of venom at PNC ZOOtoDO presented by Skylight Financial Group at the Toledo Zoo June 21 from 6 p.m. – midnight. The 2019 edition of our Party with a Purpose is dangerously decadent…Brace yourself for forked tongues, fierce fangs and a fabulous FUNdraiser!

The Zoo kicked off ticket sales for its largest annual fundraiser March 14 at the Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian. This year’s image features the fangs and gorgeous coloring of a Mang viper. Tickets are available now at toledozoo.org/zootodo or by calling (419) 385-5721 ext 2091. If purchased by May 15, individual tickets are only $135 each. After May 15, the price increases to $150 per ticket. Reserved tables for 10 start at $2,250 each.

New this year will be The Venom Lounge sponsored by Lexus of Toledo, an exclusive VIP experience sponsored by Mancy’s Restaurant Group, will feature special access to the newly remodeled ProMedica Museum of Natural History, exquisite small bites from Mancy’s Steaks, Mancy’s Bluewater and Mancy’s Italian, along with a full bar selection and additional entertainment. Individual tickets for this experience are $225 and includes ZOOtoDO admission following the Venom Lounge (open 5:30-7:15 p.m.). VIP tickets are very limited.

Each year ZOOtoDO highlights the house-specialties of more than 50 restaurants and caterers and sells out at 2,000 guests. The evening of adults-only fun begins at 6 p.m. when guests are greeted with complimentary champagne, train rides around the five-acre multi-species Africa! exhibit and the first morsels of tasty treats. At 7:30 p.m., the historic side of the Zoo opens for guests to enjoy 40+ more samples of gourmet delicacies from our area’s favorite restaurants and chefs, including new participants Inside the Five Brewing and Basil Pizza & Wine Bar. The evening also features live music on multiple stages and multiple full service cash bars, serving specialty drinks, beer and wine.

Tiffin TSC to host Pet Treat Tasting event

Tractor Supply Company is hosting a pet treat tasting event at the Tiffin store. The interactive pet-friendly event is to be 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday. This event will give pets the chance to sample a variety of pet treats available at Tractor Supply Company.

“At Tractor Supply, we believe in giving your pets a choice,” said Joanna Sherman, manager of the Tiffin Tractor Supply store. “From our exclusive 4health® brand to Purina, Blue Buffalo and Pedigree, we carry a wide variety of pet food and treat options to ensure your four-legged family members stay nourished and satisfied all year long. We hope you will join us on Saturday, April 13, 2019 to let your pet find its treat of choice.”

In addition to the tasting, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy Easter Pet Photos and an Easter Egg Hunt.

This event is open to the public and will take place at 2501 W Market Street. For more information, contact the Tiffin Tractor Supply at (419) 447-4109.