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Published: Thursday, 5/1/2014 - Updated: 7 months ago

PEACH WEEKENDER

Special Events: This Week 5-1

Olympians to join local skaters at BGSU fund-raiser

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Olympic gold medalist figure skaters Scott Hamilton and Sarah Hughes will be guest emcees of this year's Skate for Hope Awareness and Research Fund-raising Show Saturday at the Bowling Green State University Ice Arena. The show will include local skaters of all ages, who raised funds for cancer research to earn their spots in the cast, along with 12 national, world, and Olympic figure skaters. Tickets for the show are $12, $20, and $54 and are on sale through ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, the Stroh Center Box Office, and by phone at 419-372-0000. Additional fees may apply.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a partnership between Hamilton, a cancer survivor and one of the most recognizable names in international figure skating, and the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, where he was treated. The initiative promotes cancer awareness and has raised millions of dollars for cancer research.

In addition to Hamilton and Hughes, elite figure skaters headlining the show include Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay, 2014 Olympians; Max Aaron, U.S. National Champion and World Team Member; Rachael Flatt, 2010 Olympian; Alexe Gilles, U.S. Junior Ladies National Champion and many more. Information: skateforhope.org.

■ Comic and magician the Amazing Johnathan will be disappearing from the comedy and entertainment scene because of health issues, but not before he delivers his eccentric, bizarre humor and unscripted antics to audiences this weekend at the new Laffs Inc. comedy club, 3922 Secor Rd. The Amazing Johnathan is the three-time winner of the World Magic Award. He has appeared on hundreds of TV shows including David Letterman, HBO, and several of his own Comedy Central specials. Showtimes are 8 p.m. today through Saturday, and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $20 each and available by phone at 419-214-0700 and laffsinc.com.

■ Heritage Church of God will hold the 2014 Charlie Orns Classic and Race Car Fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, 3520 Strayer Rd. in Maumee. The show will feature more than 125 classic and race cars on display, food, silent auctions, and children's activities. Live music will be provided by Craig Magrum and Cliff Smithers. Trophies will be awarded in 27 categories, including children's choice award. Admission is free and car registration is $10. In case of rain, the show will take place from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: heritagechurchofgod.org.



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