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LAKE FRONT CALENDAR of EVENTS...

2021 Calendar of Events

By Catharine Hadley, Arts and Entertainment Editor, catharinehadley@gmail.com

The theme of this column is "trying new things." I'm happy to be starting this new project of writing the entertainment column for Leisure Living Magazine! I've done all I could to make the entertainment listing complete and varied, so there should be something for everyone. Although I've done my best to make sure all the information is accurate, please go online or call ahead to confirm your plans.

Any suggestions and details of your upcoming events can be sent to me at catharinehadley@gmail.com.

On Stage & In Concert
& Other Celebrations

Hello Summer

The Firelands Symphony Orchestra will have something for everyone in the Hello to Summer 2021 Pops Concert, scheduled for June 5 at Veterans Memorial Lake Park in Norwalk. For me, this will be a trip back in time. I grew up close to the reservoir, and I'm hoping to meet an old friend from school for this concert.

What could be better than classic rock performed by the orchestra, plus music from the stage and screen? The events of the past year or so have been chaotic, to say the least, for the FSO - so this summer's lineup of outdoor concerts seems the perfect way to celebrate the future. The FSO is calling this The Flip Season.

An Independence Day Pops Celebration is scheduled for July fourth at the new performance space at Jackson Street Pier in Sandusky. That's the same location as the Christmas in July Holiday Pops event, which is July 25. That won't be just a concert - there will be holiday shopping, plus a visit from Santa.

I'll be returning back to my school days once again for "Superstar: The Songs. The Stories. The Carpenters." That concert, scheduled for Aug. 7 back at Veterans Memorial Lake Park in Norwalk, features Helen Welch performing music by the brother and sister duo The Carpenters. In my head, I'm singing the songs from 1970s radio in my head as I write.

The Flip Season ends Sept. 18 at Paper Moon Vineyards in Vermilion with a performance from Hey Mavis. The Americana music features the FSO plus members of Hey Mavis playing banjo, fiddle, bass, and drums, plus providing vocals.

Farmer's Markets - Coming Soon!

One of my favorite things about summer is being able to buy produce locally, both at farm stands and at farmers markets. I wasn't able to do as much as I liked last summer, so I plan to make up for that this year. A new farmers market will be in Port Clinton on Sundays, starting June 20. The downtown area is so much fun, now that the Meals On Madison area is open again.

Fremont has farmers markets once or twice a month in warmer weather. This year's first market is June 19 in the downtown area, and it's coupled with a car show. In Vermilion, the farmers market will be held on Saturdays from July 3 through Aug. 28 in Victory Park. Norwalk and Sandusky markets are held on Saturdays starting June 5. The Norwalk location is in the parking lot of the Masonic Lodge. In Sandusky the market is held downtown on Washington Row.

Readers, please do me the favor of letting me know if I am missing any good farmers markets in this area!

Big Splash Raffle

The Big Splash Raffle benefitting the Sandusky Maritime Museum is always fun. The museum is holding drive-through events on June 11 and 25, and July 2, with the Big Splash Raffle Early Bird Drawing scheduled for July 4 at the museum. The actual raffle is scheduled for Aug. 20 and 21 at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion.

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The Cleveland Museum of Art recently completed reinstallation of the Contemporary Art Galleries. I'm hoping to make a trip there before the end of the summer to see some exhibits featuring art from Korea, Japan, India, and China. Also, "Medieval Treasures from Munster Cathedral" runs through Aug. 14.

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The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council needs artists, entertainers, sponsors, and donations for the August fundraising live and online auction. For information email me at GPCAAC2017@gmail.com.

June

Through July 11 - The Choir of Man, Mimi Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square

Through July 25 - "Rare and Wondrous: Birds in Art and Culture 1620-1820"; through Aug. 29 - "The Art of Conservation"; and through March of 2022 - Chameleon Effects: Glass (Un)Defined"; Toledo Museum of Art

Through Sept. 5 - "Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art," Toledo Museum of Art

Through October - "Fashioning Identity: Mola Textiles of Panama," Cleveland Museum of Art

June 16 - Portrayal of Louisa May Alcott by actress Lisa Wiley presented by the Hoover Porch Series, Lakeside

June 16 - Community Cookout, Biggs-Kettner Memorial East Side Park, Fremont

June 17 - Third Thursday Music, Flowers and a Sunset, downtown Vermilion

June 18 - The Alley Katz, Steele Memorial Bandstand, Lakeside

June 18 - RiverFront Live! presents John Davenport/Island Song Trio, downtown Port Clinton

June 18 - Hollywood Nights presented by Rockin' on the River, Lorain

June 18-20 - Vermilion Festival of the Fish

June 19 - "Carpenters Reimagined" with Helen Welch, Steele Memorial Bandstand, Lakeside

June 20 - Juggler Aaron Bonk, Steele Memorial Bandstand, Lakeside

June 20 - Jim Sleek & the House Band presented by Mayor's Concert Series in Birchard Park, Fremont

June 23 - Verandah Concert featuring Nostalgia, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums

June 23 - Family Storytelling with Delease Randall-Griffiths presented by the Hoover Porch Series, Lakeside

June 24 - ARTWalk presented by the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council, downtown Port Clinton

June 24 - The Everly Brothers Experience, Steele Memorial Bandstand, Lakeside

June 25 - RiverFront Live! presents Two Feet Under, downtown Port Clinton

June 25 - Party on the Plaza, Lakeside

June 25 - City Wide Garage Sale, Fremont

June 25 - Boy Band Review presented by Rockin' on the River, Lorain

June 25-27 - Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest

June 25-27 - 2021 Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo Botanical Garden

June 26 - GroveFest, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums

June 26 - Ultimate Rock Tribute by The Hitmen, Steele Memorial Bandstand, Lakeside

June 26 - Wine Walk, Kingwood Center Gardens, Mansfield

June 26-27 - Kelleys Island Motorcycle Tour

June 26-27 - Annual Mulberry Creek Herb Fair, Mulberry Creek Herb Farm

June 27 - Comedy Night presented by the Foundation for Firelands, Plum Brook Country Club

June 27 - Saints & Sinners presented by Mayor's Concert Series in Birchard Park, Fremont

June 28 - "Caddyshack" Open presented by the Foundation for Firelands, Plum Brook Country Club

June 30 - Songs of Joy, Hope & Freedom by Reggie Harris presented by the Hoover Porch Series, Lakeside

JULY

July 2 - RiverFront Live! presents John Pickle, downtown Port Clinton

July 2 - The Great Kaplan, Steele Memorial Bandstand, Lakeside

July 2 - Zoso presented by Rockin' on the River, Lorain

July 3 - Downtown Fremont Car Show

July 3-4 - Ohio Lily Society Show, Kingwood Center Gardens, Mansfield

July 4 - Independence Day Concert featuring the Toledo Symphony Concert Band, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums

July 5-11 - LPGA Marathon Classic, Highland Meadows Golf Club

July 7 - Verandah Concert featuring Cottonwood Jam String Band, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums

July 8 - ARTWalk presented by the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council, downtown Port Clinton

July 9 - RiverFront Live! presents Jerry Davenport, downtown Port Clinton

July 9 - Carpenter Ants, Steele Memorial Pavilion, Lakeside

July 10 - Apricot Fest, Twin Oast Brewing

July 10 - Samba Joia performs at the Celebration at the Pavilion, Lakeside

July 10 - Alan Jackson, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland

July 10-11 - Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky County Fairgrounds

July 10-11 - 6V6 Put-in-Bay Cup soccer tournament

updated 06.14.21 CAE

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