|Area Events: 02-16-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 16 February 2013 09:39|
Civil War Roundtable will hear of Johnson's Island plans
TIFFIN -The monthly meeting of the Johnson's Island Civil War Roundtable will be 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at T.J. Willies Restaurant in Tiffin.
Dr. David Bush, archeologist, will present the results of the 2012 activities as well as plans for 2013 at Johnson's Island Civil War Prison for Confederate Officer POWs.
The meeting is free and open to all interested in the Civil War.
Members and guests may choose to chat and dine beginning at 5:15 p.m.
Excavations at Tell Edfu will be topoic of presentation
TOLEDO - "Archaeological Excavations at Tell Edfu, an Ancient Egyptian Provincial Capital" will be presented Friday at 7:30 p.m. by Dr. Nadine Moeller to the Toledo Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Moeller is an assistant professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Chicago.
The lecture will be given in the Toledo Museum of Art's Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St. This event is free and open to the public.
The speaker describes her recent excavations at the ancient town site of Tell Edfu in southern Egypt, which dates from the Old Kingdom to the Second Intermediate Period or from about 2600 to 1650 BC. She will talk about her discovery of two large columned halls, which were part of the governor's residence.
Historic Sandusky jail tours will resume on March 11
FREMONT - The next group of tours at the Historic Sandusky County Jail and Dungeons, will be March 11. The tour schedule will be as follows: 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m.
Each tour lasts approximately one hour and staff will be available to answer questions during the tour times.
Because the space is limited on each tour, pre-sale tickets are now available at the Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 712 North St. in Fremont, for $2 each. Tours will be limited to 20 people per tour and tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. The Visitors Bureau is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Tours will also be held on the following dates in 2013:
For more information contact Katherine at (419) 332-4470.
Community Shares will offer Feb. 23 beer and wine tasting
TOLEDO - Community Shares of Northwest Ohio will offer "Share A Glass" beer and wine tasting Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at the UAW Local 14, 5411 Jackman Road, Toledo (2nd floor).
The wine and hors d'oeuvres fundraiser to benefit Northwest Ohio Community Shares, a federation of 26 northwest Ohio-based non-profit organizations.
Wood County Humane Society, Partners for Clean Streams and the Perrysburg Symphony Chorale are among the Wood County-based non-profit organizations in Northwest Ohio Community Shares
A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the thirrd annual Dr. Robert Brundage Award to Sue E. Carter, of Toledo, to honor her 20-year career dedicated to serving people living with AIDS, HIV and cancer in northwest Ohio.
Tickets are $20 per ticket/$35 per couple. Call (419) 243-6637 for tickets or go to www.nwohioshares.org
Zoo offers discounts and special events in March
TOLEDO - The Toledo Zoo offers special discounted admission during the first three weeks of March.
Online coupons are available at the zoo's website - toledozoo.org - offer visitors a 50 percent discount from March 1 through March 10, and a 25 percent discount from March 11 to March 22.
Special events during the month include:
• Teddy Bear Care Fair on March 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Children can get a check-up (and even a quick fix) for their little stuffed bears as they learn about how the zoo cares for its own thousands of animals. Plus, if your family's ready to adopt a real, live pet, the Toledo Area Humane Society will be on hand to help you find the perfect pet.
• Greenhouse Tour & Container Garden Talk on March 20 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo's greenhouse. Space is limited and registration is required; visit toledozoo.org for details.
• Animal Egg Hunt on March 29 from 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Series set on settlement and growth of Maumee River towns
MAUMEE - The Maumee Valley Historical Society offers a lecture series on "Settlement and Growth of Maumee River towns in Northwest Ohio."
The series will run on Tuesdays: Feb. 19 and 26 and March 5, 12 and 19.
All sessions are from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the historical society site, 1035 River Road, Maumee.
The cost is $10 per session.
Cisit www.wolcotthouse.org or call (419) 666-6632 for more information.
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