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Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Category: Music
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Venue: Sandusky State Theatre
Address: 107 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH


Description: In celebration of “Fat Tuesday” The Sandusky State Theatre is pleased to announce that Terrence Simien and the Zydeco Experience will be appearing on stage on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7 PM. As an added attraction there will be dancing in the pit. General Admission tickets for the show will be $23 or you can enjoy a pre-show Creole dinner at J Bistro and the show for only $43. Entrée options will be Chicken-Andouille Gumbo or Pulled Pork with Grits. (Price does not include alcohol & tax.)

For over 30 years, 2 time GRAMMY award winning artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience Band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his band mates have performed over 7,000 concerts, toured millions of miles to over 45 countries during their eventful career.

2014 marked another milestone when Simien and his collaborators from the Zydeco Experience Band were honored with their second GRAMMY award in Los Angeles on January 26th at the Nokia Theatre. This year was their 28th consecutive New Orleans Jazz Festival performance: an event that has become the gold standard for showcasing and celebrating all Louisiana music traditions.

2009 signaled the release of Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog”, set in the city of New Orleans and featured their first black princess. Alas, history was made.

Simien was born in 1965 (appropriately) into the hippie folk and soul music era that still intrigues him today. He grew artistically being influenced and inspired by all of the music from that period. He was influenced by Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel as he was by Sam Cooke and the Commodores. Since his family is documented in history books as one of the first Creole families to settle St. Landry Parish, his musical roots are firmly planted alongside the great zydeco pioneers like Chenier, Delafose, Chavis, Ardoin and that other Simien, Rockin Sidney, to name a few. He counts himself one of the fortunate few who hail from a generation with a direct link to these artists, some of whom mentored him as an emerging talent. He has assumed that same role to a new generation of young Zydeco hotshots because he understands how critical mentoring is to the success of his indigenous music that has become synonymous with the cultural identity of Louisiana and an important part of the musical landscape of this country.

In 1983 at the age of 18, Simien began touring professionally and by 20 he was sharing the stage with Fats Domino and Sara Vaughn at the Bern Jazz Festival. His career exploded after that and Terrance remains a pivotal part of Zydeco music history. In the early 1980’s there were only 2 emerging bands touring nationally; the young Terrance and the Sam Brothers were the only artists reaching a younger audience with their roots music. Simian was also vital to the “renaissance” of a genre that was becoming extinct with the passing of each pioneer starting with Clifton Chenier in 1987. By the end of the 1990’s, all of the other influential pioneers had departed. This placed Terrance at the forefront of an exciting period of growth and popularity for this genre.

Simien is blessed with an extraordinary talent that expresses the deepest human emotions through the original instrument: The Voice. He takes his audiences on a multicultural tour of the world as the many countries he’s visited while on tour have informed his musical language. He creates a hypnotic bland of New Orleans funk-reggae-flavored-world-blues-American zydeco roots music that beckons you to your feet and into the groove. He has found a seamless and artful way to deliver his eclectic music as a relevant, evolving artist who is clearly rooted in Creole tradition. Well known for his legendary live performances, Simien also helped change the vocabulary of his genre by introducing complex vocal harmonies, diverse repertoire and carefully crafted high quality recordings.

Terrance and his loyal and skilled band mates, together have shared studio & stage with Robert Palmer, Stevie Wonder, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Dr. John, the Meters, Alan Toussaint, Paul Simon and Dave Matthews Band to name a few. Their music has been featured in TV commercials and a dozen or more films, including the blockbuster “The Big Easy” which changed the game for Louisiana music in the late 80’s. his music has been heard on NPR syndicated radio shows like World Café, American Routes, E-town & house of Blues Radio Hour. Rolling Stone, Billboard, and other notable music industry publications, as well as major daily newspapers have praised his recordings. His extensive discography dates back to vinyl 45’s. in 1991 he was signed to rock label Restless Records by A&R rep Ron Goudie who brought the band Poison to the same label group.

Simien’s groundbreaking Creole for Kidz & The History of Zydeco for student, youth and family audiences has reached nearly 500,000 since its debut in 2000. This dynamic program is presented at performing arts centers, schools and festivals. Simien is helping build a more culturally literate young performing arts patron who is more knowledgeable about zydeco roots music because of his program. Simien has received countless awards, grants and recognition for his work and artistic contributions as a respected Cultural Ambassador for his state and country.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at The Sandusky State Theatre Box Office at 107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, or at sanduskystate.com. To charge tickets by phone call 419.626.1950 or 877.626.1950. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM.

For more information about Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience visit www.terrancesimien.com.

Since 1928, The Sandusky State Theatre has operated as a top live entertainment destination for the 75,000 residents of Erie County and the surrounding area. The 1500-seat theater was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and is the region’s largest performing arts venue. Our mission is to improve the economic vitality and quality of life of the community by offering programs of artistic, cultural and educational value.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016


Fashions From The Heart
Category: Special Events
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Venue: Bayside Boardwalk
Address: 2759 Seaman Street
Oregon, OH


Description: Toledo East Women’s Connection invites all area women to our next luncheon “Fashions From The Heart” which will feature a style show presented by Betty Hill from Change of Seasons in Perrysburg, OH. Join us on Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at Bayside Boardwalk, Oregon, OH, at an all inclusive price of $11.50. Our speaker is Jean Pyper from Hudson, OH, whose topic will be “From Emotional Coldness to Openness and Joy.”

For reservations call Dorothy at (419) 691-9611 or Marilyn at (419) 666-1633. Doors open at 11:30 am. Come and make new friends!

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Of Sound Mind & Dead Body, presented by BGSU Dining
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Category: Special Events
Time: 5:30 PM
Venue: Bowling Green State University, Olscamp Hall Room 101
Location: Bowling Green
Address: Olscamp Hall
Bowling Green, OH


Description: Join us for an evening of magic and mystery! Of Sound Mind & Dead Body, a murder mystery dinner presented by BGSU Dining and entertainment by The Murder Mystery Company!

The event will be held on Thursday evening, February 11th.
Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm and will be held in Olscamp Hall, Room 101 on the BGSU campus.

Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple. Tables of 8 may also be purchased for $250 and include reserved seating.

For more information, please visit www.DineOnCampus.com/BGSU. Like us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/BGSUCatering to see the special menu we have planned for the evening.

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Corks & Creations
Valentines Day Corks & Creations!
Category: Art
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue: Sandusky State Theatre
Address: 107 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH


Description: SANDUSKY – Corks & Creations returns to The Gallery at the Sandusky State Theatre on Thursday, February 11th.

Are you tired of the winter blues? Have you been wondering what you could give that someone special for Valentine’s Day? Are you looking for a fun, creative way to celebrate an upcoming wedding, baby shower, birthday or anniversary? Are you recently engaged and looking for an evening of fun with your friends? Then we have the answer … Join us for “Corks & Creations” in the Art Gallery at the State!

The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 11th from 6:30-9 PM. Artist Erin Cremean will lead this fantastic night of glass painting. Local art will set the atmosphere in our newly opened Art Gallery on the corner of Columbus Ave. and Water St. A cash bar will be offered with a variety of wines. Outside alcohol is not permitted at this event, however, snacks and appetizers are welcomed.

If you choose to bring 4 of your own wine, martini, or pint glasses to paint the cost of the workshop is $30. If you would like your 4 glasses provided for you the cost of the workshop is $35. Paint and art supplies will be provided. All levels of artistic skill are encouraged to attend. If you have a design that you wish to replicate please feel free to bring it along.

Get ready to chase those winter blues away – call 419-626-1950 today to order your ticket or order online at sanduskystate.com.

“Corks & Creations” is also available to book for private parties, call the Sandusky State Theatre Box Office for details. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Space for the evening is limited to 15 participants. Book your spot today by calling the Box Office or purchase tickets online.

Since 1928, The Sandusky State Theatre has operated as a top live entertainment destination for the 75,000 residents of Erie County and the surrounding area. The 1500-seat theater was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and is the region’s largest performing arts venue. Our mission is to improve the economic vitality and quality of life of the community by offering programs of artistic, cultural and educational value.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016


5th Annual Chocolate Lovers' Fest
Category: Special Events
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Venue: Christ Community Church
Address: 303 West Fourth St, P.O. Box 233
Genoa, OH


Description: A chocolate buffet like no other. A unique variety of chocolate delights awaits you at our 5th Annual Chocolate Lovers' Fest. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 for 6 tastings of chocolate. Carryout is available. For more information contact (419)855-8258 or see us on Facebook at facebook.com/ChocolateLoversFest. Celebrate this Valentine's Day in a way you'll never forget.

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Fossil Creek Band performing at a free concert in Lambertville
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Category: Music
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue: Steamers Coffee Bar
Address: 3500 West Sterns Rd
Lambertville, MI


Description: Internationally known Fossil Creek Band, hailing from Monroe County and Northwest Ohio, will be performing at a free concert to launch their concert season at Steamers Coffee Bar 3500 W. Sterns Road in the Kroger Plaza. The concert will be from 7-9pm at the coffee shop.

Coffee and sandwiches will be available for purchase at the coffee shop, which is opening after hours for the concert.

The Fossil Creek Band is a bluegrass/Americana band that was formed in 2006. Their music is currently played on over 250 stations worldwide including the US and 35 countries. Their performances are at venues throughout the United States. Their members include Jan Hudson from Lambertville, Dave Borkowski from Toledo, Gil Evans from Holland, Ohio, Tom Galbraith from Wauseon, Ohio, and Darrell Wagner from Monroe, MI.

Please join us for a great night of music and fun.

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Valentines - Michael Night's Hypnotize Your Valentine Comedy Event
Hypnotist Your Valentine
Category: Special Events
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Venue: Rock N Whiskey Saloon and Restaurant
Address: 2640 W. Laskey Rd
Toledo, OH


Description: National touring Comic, Magician, Hypnotist and Ventriloquist Michael Night return to Toledo for One Night Only.

Be sure to get your tickets soon as this sells out every year.

Michael Night's show is you one have to see to believe. Michael takes the stage doing some very funny magic illusions. This is not a kid show. Then he opens the stage for volunteers to come on stage to get hypnotized. Watch as your friends come up and get hypnotized to do some funny and wild things. This is the show people talk about for YEARS to come. Also, on the show are comics Ed Bartko and Matt Vanderpool Come out early for a great dinner and stay after the show for some music and dancing. Call 567-686-7690

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Monday, February 15, 2016


Judicial Candidate's Night - NWCRC
Category: Special Events
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Express
Address: 12710 Roachton Rd
Perrysburg, OH


Description: The NWCRC and the Wood County Republican Party are hosting a Judicial Candidate's Night at the new Holiday Inn Express at Levis Commons. Ohio Supreme Court Candidate Hon. Colleen O'Toole and Wood County Common Pleas candidates Corey Speweik and Matthew Reger are scheduled to speak.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016


National Association of Women in Construction February meeting
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Category: Education
Time: 5:30 PM
Venue: Owens Community Training & Operations Center
Location: Perrysburg
Address: 30150 Tracy Road
Walbridge, OH


Description: Tour of Owens Community Training & Operations Center

Speaker: Robert Kraus, Director of Skilled Trades & Business Development, Owens Community College

Catered dinner cost: $25

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Friday, February 19, 2016


Screening of Ghost Town-The Hebron Story
Sr Paulette in Hebron
Category: Education
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Venue: Washington Church
Address: 3925 W. Central Ave
Toledo, OH


Description: Director Ellie Bernstein will be joining us in Toledo for the screening of her documentary: Ghost Town-The Hebron Story. Released in 2014 and narrated by Martin Sheen, the film tells the story of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine with a focus on the city of Hebron, a microcosm of religious and political conflicts in the West Bank.

Sr Paulette Schroeder, a Tifin Fransiscn nun is featured in the film and she will be joining Ellie Bernstein for a post-film discussion. This event is free and open to public. Refreshments will be served.

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