Area arts: 7-10


National parks series discussed at Way
PERRYSBURG – A 40-minute sneak preview of Ken Burns’ newest film series, "The National Parks:
America’s Best Idea," will be shown at the Way Public Library July 16 at 11 a.m. followed by a
WBGU-PBS Program Club discussion at noon.
The 12-hour, six-part documentary series, scheduled to premier in fall, is being filmed at parks
throughout the country. Burns explores the stories of people, from all walks of life, who devoted
themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so, reminded their
fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.
For information, call (419) 874-3135 ext. 100.
Perrysburg thespians staging ‘King Midas’
PERRYSBURG -The Perrysburg Area Arts Council’s five-week Youth Summer Theater Camp will culminate with
performances of the play "King Midas and the Touch of Gold" July 16 and July 17 at 7:30
the Judy Beck Auditorium in the Commodore Building, 140 E. Indiana Ave.
Directed by John Henzler with assistant directors Elizabeth Emmert and Trent Dorner and intern Sarah
Henzler, the cast includes Harrison Heard, Noah Tye, Maddie Parks, Maeven Romp, Michael Nahhas, Missy
Krausnick, Draven Saylor, Kiefer Eller, Elise Hummer, Faith Best, Julie Dieckhoner, Makenzie Snyder,
Boniface Romp, Sonja Schroeder, Zachary Ibarra, Dominic Pantorno, Vanessa Johnson, Abbey Turner, Rachel
Warne, Marlaine Ondrus, William Baldoni-Jordan, Bethany Dieckhoner and Rickey Colon.
Playhouse presenting ‘1940’s Radio Hour’
HURON – The comic musical tribute to old-time radio "The 1940’s Radio Hour" by Walton Jones
will be staged by the Huron Playhouse July 14 through July 18, 8 p.m., at the McCormick Middle School on
Ohio Street.
The cast features Gunther Henkel-Moellmann, Peter Mol, Joseph York, Phil Dinovo, Ryan Patrick Shaw,
Jonathan Jensen, Elisabeth Evans, Ashley Brown, Steven Cosnek, Geoff Stephenson, Megan Miller, Jessica
K. Biernacki and Mark W. Blowers.
The production team led by director Christine Conley includes scenic designer Marcus Sherrell, Bowling
Green, costume coordinator Esther Iverson, Bowling Green, and stage manager Laura C. Nelson, Perrysburg.

Tickets are $15, $13 for students and seniors, and $10 for children under 12.
For reservations and further information, call the playhouse at (419) 433-4744. The Box Office at
McCormick School, 325 Ohio Street, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Music Under the Stars begins at Toledo Zoo
TOLEDO – Music Under the Stars 2009, a free concert series by the Toledo Concert Band, begins Sunday at
7:30 p.m. at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre with a tribute to the music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar
Sam Szor conducts the concert band and Gordon Ward serves as the commentator for the series.
Sunday’s performance will feature the Cassandra Ballet of Toledo and Broadway vocalist Cassie Okenka.
The weekly series continues through Aug. 16.
ekoostik hookah jam at Centennial Terrace
SYLVANIA – The roots rock jam band ekoostik hookah will perform at newly renovated Centennial Terrace,
5773 Centennial Road Historic, July 17 at 7 p.m.
Boogie Matrix Mechanism will open the show.
Tickets are $20. Call (419) 882-1500.
Czech Club hosting dinner & dance
SEWARD – The Czech Dancers Polka Cub will present a "Happy Birthday USA" dinner and dance
Sunday at the Czech Hall at the intersection of Ohio 120 and 109.
The dinner is served from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.. Cost is $8.
Dancing to the sounds of Ted Lange and Squeeze Box will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets $6.
Call (419) 644-4271.

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