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Updated January 2, 2019

Solar Superstorms Show Featured At Planetarium

The popular “Solar Superstorms” show returns to the Appold Planetarium. Discover more about the fury that is building on the surface of the sun.

High-velocity jets create a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high with rising loops of electrified gas. What’s driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Learn the answers at the Appold Planetarium’s Solar Superstorms show and enjoy the dazzling magic of the aurora borealis, or Northern lights.

Explore the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system – coronal mass ejections. Narrated by actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Solar Superstorms features one of the most intensive efforts ever made to visualize the inner workings of the sun.

The family-friendly shows are offered at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, January 5, 12 and 19 and on Friday, January 18. Admission for Solar Superstorms is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under.

Reservations are strongly recommended. Call (419) 517-8897 or e-mail planetarium@lourdes.edu.

Prior to Solar Superstorms, enjoy a selection of music courtesy of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra as part of a collaboration with the Appold Planetarium.

Wine & Cheese Reception  Set At Genesis Village

Genesis Village, 2429 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, will host a free wine and cheese reception on Wednesday, January 9 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

Enjoy light snacks, an assortment of wine and beer, plus iced tea, coffee and water. The wine and cheese reception is a great way to get to know staff and residents, and find out more about this beautiful community.

Lumberyard Winery is the event sponsor. Please use the main parking lot and enter through the main entrance off Reynolds. To set up a tour, call (419) 720-1286 or e-mail brenda@genesisvillage.org or carleen@genesisvillage.org.

Annual RV Supershow Motors Into Cleveland

The 43rd annual Ohio RV Supershow, the largest indoor recreational vehicle show in the country, is set for Wednesday through Sunday, January 9-13 at the I-X Center in Cleveland.  

The show boasts more than 600 of the newest RVs, including tent campers, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and motor homes. 

The show also offers family entertainment from comedy chefs Mac and The Big Cheese, featuring the Ultimate Outdoor Cooking Show, and weekend entertainment from Magician Rick Smith Jr.

Tickets are available at the I-X Center box office. The cost is $13.00 for adults; children ages 12 and under are admitted free and two-day passes are $20.00. Coats for Kids will be on-site from Wednesday through Friday. Anyone donating a coat those days will receive $2.00 off admission at the I-X Center box office. To purchase tickets online and view a full schedule of events, visit www.ohiorvshow.com. 

10th Perrysburg Winterfest Offers Family & Adult Fun

Downtown Perrysburg Inc. (DPI) announces the 10th annual Perrysburg Winterfest on Friday and Saturday, January 11 and 12. 

DPI will again host the U.S. National Ice Carving Championships. Ice carvers from around the country will compete for $15,000 in prize money. Festive lights will dance from above while families watch ice sculptures come to life in front of them. Live music, tasty food and numerous activities are also on tap over the two-day celebration. For those 21 and over, a craft beer event will take place on Friday and a wine night will be held on Saturday.

For more information, visit www.downtownperrysburg.com.

River Raisin Park Hosts January Wildlife Event

River Raisin National Battlefield Park will host a wildlife event about a Michigan bird that was a common sight during the 1800s and remains so today – the white-breasted nuthatch. 

Attendees will learn birding do’s and don’ts, how to identify the nuthatch in the wild, ongoing habitat preservation efforts and more. 

River Raisin National Battlefield Park will host the event at 1403 E. Elm Ave., Monroe, Mich., on Saturday, January 12 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. 

Those interested may sign up after the program to participate in a citizen science bird survey – taking place between Tuesday, January 15 and Friday, February 15. The Audubon Society organizes the bird survey, called Climate Watch. 

TSA Presents Annual Songs For Our Sister

Toledo School for the Arts will present the Songs for Our Sister: 10th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, January 13.

Celebrating 10 years of the Maryanne Russo Jazz Memorial Scholarship, the concert will feature many of the area’s best-known jazz and blues musicians. The concert will also feature alumni and current students from Toledo School for the Arts, including some who have received regional and national recognition.

Songs for Our Sister supports the Mary Ann Russo Jazz Scholarship for Toledo School for the Arts students who wish to participate in private vocal jazz lessons taught by Dr. Lee Ellen Martin (UT and BGSU vocal jazz instructor) as well as tuition to the New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp. The scholarship also provides a college scholarship for a TSA senior.

The concert will take place on Sunday, January 13, at 3:00 p.m. in The Flying Pig Café, located in the Toledo School for the Arts, 333 14th St. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be offered, as well as a silent auction.

Tickets are $40.00 and can be purchased at the door; prior to the performance by calling (419) 246-8732, ext. 226; or online by visiting ts4arts.org.

Waterville Rotary Plans Piano Wars Fundraiser

Waterville Rotary presents a Piano Wars Dueling Piano Show on Friday, February 8 at The Pinnacle in Maumee.

The cost is $50.00, which includes a buffet dinner and the Dueling Piano Show. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., followed by the buffet dinner from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and entertainment from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. A 50/50 and silent auction will be offered as well. 

For ticket information, contact Steve Letzring at sletzring@obe.com or (419) 806-6583.

March Rally For Reagan Slated At The Premier

A Rally for Reagan – Actions Conquer Tragedy event will be held on Monday, March 18 at The Premier, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Doors open with appetizers and a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.

This event was created as a remembrance of the love, legacy and light of the beautiful spirit that embodied Reagan Tokes.

Reagan’s mother, Lisa McCrary-Tokes, will speak on overcoming tragedy and loss by trying to make a difference in this world and the need for educational self-awareness and self-defense programs to help protect women.   

Tonya Rider is a retired police detective who currently serves as a forensic instructor at BGSU and is on the hit show Cold Justice. She will also speak and give her professional advice on how to help protect women.

Tickets are $35.00 general admission or $25.00 for students with ID and can be purchased at bidpal.net/rallypremier.

All ticket proceeds benefit the Reagan Delaney Tokes Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which awards scholarships to students like Reagan, to support them in their dreams of completing their college educations.

Toledo Air Show Returns To Local Skies In July

The Toledo Air Show is returning for another action-packed event on July 13-14. 

The show will be hosted at Toledo Express Airport and feature renowned military and civilian aerobatic performances, aircraft on display and more – offering outstanding family-oriented entertainment.

Performers will include nationally renowned acts including Tora Tora Tora, Class of ’45 warbirds, Mig 17, Jackie B, Rob Holland and Shockwave Jet Truck, among many others.

There will be plenty of military jet action, including the region’s own 180th Fighter Wing and other exciting military demo teams to be announced in coming months.

Static displays will include modern military aircraft, classic warbirds and general aviation aircraft for all to enjoy and spectators will also find a kids’ zone, simulators, interactive exhibits, helicopter rides, food, fun and more.

Additional details and ticket information will be released as available between now and the show at www.toledoairshow.com.

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