Piano students celebrate Christmas traditions
GRAND RAPIDS – Traditions of Christmas, sponsored by the Grand Rapids Arts Council, will be presented by
the piano students of Lynne Long on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids.
The program will features stories and songs about holiday traditions.
Students participating are: Nathaniel Born, Ava Bowen, Abby Eberly, Kaylee Eberly, Jacob Fritz, Ella
Hartman, Elijah Hergert, Joshua Hergert, Naomi Hergert, Ruth Hergert, Gabriella Hoag, Jason Hoag,
Bethany Horen, Jason Jones, Zach Jones, Alexander Landgraf, Christian Morgan, Micha Shank, Brooke Simon,
Kendall Simon, Morgan Simon, Carsyn Tussing, Olivia Weaver, Aaron Yaney, and Moira Yaney.
Beeler exhibit opens at River House Arts
PERRYSBURG – An opening reception for Passion & Adornment II, a exhibit of jewelry and sculpture
by Amy Beeler, will be held Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at River House Arts, 115 West Front St.
Using silver as her primary medium, Beeler translates plant segments and seed pods into elegant objects
that straddle the realms of ornament and sculpture.
Passion & Adornment II is a reprisal of Amy’s first solo museum exhibition held this past spring
at the University of Maine Museum of Art along with some brand new pieces created especially for the
River House show. The show continues through Jan. 10.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. and by appointment by calling
‘Toledo Stories’ gets silver screen treatment
MAUMEE – "Toledo Stories Goes to the Movies," Sunday, at 2 p.m. at Maumee Indoor Theater, 601
"Let’s All Go Down to Tiedtke’s" and "The Trianon, The Paramount and Kin Wa Low: The Best
Nights of Our Lives," two of the WGTE Public Television’s most popular episodes in its "Toledo
Stories," will be shown.
"Let’s All Go Down to Tiedtke’s" remembers the famed department store that once stood at Summit
and Adams streets in downtown Toledo. "The Trianon, The Paramount and Kin Wa Low: The Best Nights
of Our Lives" recalls that the bygone days of Toledo nightlife.
Rep’s ‘Christmas Carol’ on stage at Valentine
TOLEDO – Toledo Rep presents ‘A Christmas Carol’ this weekend at the Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior
Based on the original story by Charles Dickens and revised by David Jex, Debra Ross Calabrese, and James
M. Norman, the Rep offers a musical spectacle featuring a cast of more than 100.
Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $27. Call the
Valentine Theatre Box Office at 419-242-2787 or visit www.valentinetheatre.com.
Bittersweet artists sell work at Toledo art fair
TOLEDO – Bittersweet Creative Arts will be selling original artwork at the upcoming community art fair,
Heralding the Holidays, this weekend at the Toledo Botanical Gardens.
Hours for the fair are Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Bittersweet Creative Arts provides art education, art enrichment, art as therapy and art as vocation to
more than 100 individuals with autism. Items for sale will include holiday inspired woven items,
ceramics, ornaments, fused glass, paintings and mixed media pieces.
Players casting ‘Looking’
TOLEDO – Village Players are holding auditions for the comedy "Looking" at the theater at 2740
Upton Ave. Saturday and Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m. both days.
The auditions are cold-reads. Cast calls for two men and two women. Call 419-472-6817 for information.
Directed by Larry Farley, the show will be staged weekends March 6 through March 21.