Area arts events 6-25

Country singer performs by Maumee
GRAND RAPIDS – Country singer Andrew Dean will perform the second program in the Rhythm on the River Arts
Series, Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Wright Pavilion on the towpath at the end of Lincoln Street.
Dean celebrates what’s dearest to him – God, country, and family – in his music. He’s recorded on Nite
Sky Records in Nashville. His show will feature country, patriotic, gospel and bluegrass selections.
In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved farther west on Front Street to the Grand Rapids
Town Hall.
The series is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Historical Society.
Pride of Toledo chorus in BG
The Pride of Toledo Sweet Adelines along with the Maumee Valley Seaway Commanders Barbershop Chorus will
perform Sunday at 7 p.m. at Bowling Green City Park.
The Pride of Toledo Sweet Adelines, conducted by Kay Seymour, includes 80 members, many residents of Wood
County.
Broadway camp being offered
LUCKEY – Today is the deadline to sign up for "Buckeyes On Broadway!" a summer musical theater
camp that will be presented Aug. 10 to 13 at Eastwood High School.
The camp, taught by Jody Madaras, Natalie Wisdom and Leslie Myers is open to middle school and high
school students. The intensive camp will focus on singing, dancing and acting.
The cost is $175 per student.
For more information and to request a reservation form, contact Jody Madaras at [email protected] or
call (917) 991-7685.
Players casting ‘Ernest in Love’
The Black Swamp Players will hold auditions for "Ernest in Love," a musical version of Oscar
Wilde’s "The Importance of Being Ernest," July 5 at 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St.
The show calls for a cast of men and women, young and mature. The show will be staged Sept. 18, 19, 25,
26 and 27. For information, call Dr. Barbara Lockard-Zimmerman at (419) 352-9337 or Deb Shaffer at (419)
575-2259.
Crazy Carol in adults-only show
GRAND RAPIDS – Comedian Crazy Carol will present a three-hour adults only show Saturday at 8 p.m. at the
Grand Rapids Roadhouse, 11900 Jeffers Road.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call (419) 832-4909.
Cardinal Chorale to sing in Fostoria
FOSTORIA – The Cardinal Chorale, the touring ensemble of the All-State Youth Choir, will perform June 29
at 7:30 p.m. in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, 313 N. Wood St.
Conducted by Charles Snyder, this traveling contingent was founded in 1995. Since then the chorale has
performed at state functions including gubernatorial inaugurations and the funeral of Gov, James Rhodes,
at numerous conferences and college campuses through the state. They have also toured Europe. This
summer’s tour will take them around the state and to Detroit.
The 45-voice chorale was selected from the 200-members of the 2008 All-State Youth Choir, which performs
at the Ohio State Fair. Among the singers is Spencer Guerrero, Northwood, and Patrick Sulken, Fostoria.

Theater to screen vintage films
MAUMEE – The Maumee Indoor Theater, at the corner of Conant Street and Anthony Wayne Trail, will begin a
monthly vintage movie series with screenings of "Royal Wedding" Sunday at 4:30 and 7 p.m.
The 1951 movie stars Fred Astaire, Jane Powell and Peter Lawford. The show will include classic movie
previews. Tickets are $5.
Hamler staging country fest
HAMLER – The 2009 Hamler Country Music Fest will be presented Friday and Saturday with gates opening at 2
p.m. each day at the Hamler Community Park, on Ohio 109 at the edge of town.
Performing Friday will be Clay Underwood at 4 p.m., Tyler Farr at 6 p.m., Rhett Akins at 8 p.m. and Shilo
at 10p.m.
Performing Saturday will be Grammy-winners Shenandoah at 4 p.m., The Honky Tonk Tailgate Party featuring
Jeff Bates, Trent Willmon and Mark Wills at 6 p.m. and Tony Rio and Relentless will close the show.
A cornhole tournament will take place inside the event grounds at 2 p.m.
Food and beverage sales benefit Hamler Community Park.
About 150 primitive camping sites are available on the grounds.
Admission is $20 a day or $35 for two days. Camping is $20 for the weekend.
On the Net:
www.countryfest2009.com