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Stritch to present “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
        After a year hiatus due to COVID-19, Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and Academy is bringing back live theatre with the musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
        The story follows Joseph – the favorite son out of 12 brothers – who can see the future through dreams. When Joseph’s father gives him a brand-new colorful coat, his brothers have had enough and sell Joseph as a slave to Egypt. While in Egypt, Joseph meets the Pharaoh, the king of all kings, and learns of the strange dreams the Pharaoh has been having. Using his knowledge of dreams, Joseph might just save himself and all of Egypt.
        The musical features more than 50 students from across the Toledo area participating by singing, acting, dancing, painting and behind-the-scenes work.
        The show is also partnering with Susie’s Coats for Kids to collect gently used children’s coats, hats and gloves.
        “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be presented at Owens Community College Center of Performing and Fine Arts March 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. and March 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at
OHHS art classes
        The OHHS Art Department is sponsoring another round of Elementary Art Classes in March.
        Students in grades one through four may sign up for the four weeks of classes, which will include clay, acrylic painting, glazing, drawing, and watercolor painting.
        Classes will meet in the OHHS Art Room, room 609 from 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays March 1 through March 22. Masks are required.
        The cost is $30 per student. For questions or to RSVP, email Spaces are limited.
Spring Preview Day
        Terra State Community College will host a Preview Day Saturday, March 19 in the Student Activities Center on the college’s Fremont campus. Guests can park in the General Technologies Building (Building B) parking lot and enter the Student Activities Center (Building C).
        The event is free and open to the public.
        During Preview Day, prospective students can attend sessions to learn about academic divisions, speak with and ask questions of current students, tour the campus, including The Landings residence halls and talk to the admissions and financial aid teams. Attendees will also receive a free lunch.
        “Preview Day is a wonderful opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn about Terra State Community College and how we can be the guide to help them achieve future success. At Preview Day, they can expect to learn about our academic programs and receive great tips on what to expect during the application and financial aid process,” said Kyleigh Lash, admissions advisor.
        Register at to register. For more information, contact Lash at
Kindergarten screening
        Hilfiker Elementary School, Gibsonburg, will hold 2022-2023 Kindergarten Screenings Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
        Children who will be 5 years of age before Aug. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten. Parents/guardians may select their preferred date and time by visiting and click on “Kindergarten Screening 2022-2023.”
        Screening appointments will last approximately 45 minutes.
“The Lightning Thief”
        Gibsonburg High School’s Drama Department will present the 2022 Spring Musical, “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Robicki, adapted from the book, “The Lightning Thief,” by Rick Riordan.
        Show dates are Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. in the high school cafetorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. There will be a pre-sale option through the high school main office or through drama department students. Pre-sale tickets are only accepted until March 17.
        For more information and updates, email or follow the Drama Department Facebook page at
“Shrek the Musical”
        Eastwood High School students will present, “Shrek the Musical,” Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m.
        For tickets or more information, visit
Kindergarten Information and Registration Night
        An information and registration night for parents of incoming kindergarten students will be held on Thursday, March 3 at 6 p.m. at R. C. Waters Elementary School, 220 E. Ottawa St., Oak Harbor.
        During this meeting, parents will receive enrollment paperwork, information about kindergarten, tour the building, and will sign up for a screening appointment.
        Students entering kindergarten will be screened in the areas of vision/hearing, motor skills, concepts, and language. Kindergarten screening appointments will be held Monday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 7 at R.C. Waters.               In order to be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old by Aug. 1. All kindergarten students need to be screened and registered to begin the school year.
        Visit for more details.
Small Business Basics
        The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, three-hour “Small Business Basics” seminars that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
        This seminar will help entrepreneurs avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Participants will learn the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.
        Seminars will be offered Wednesdays, March 2 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and March 16 from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at in the Entrepreneurial Center, Building B, Room 103 at Terra State, 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont.
        To register or for more information, contact Miranda Hoffman, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center, at 419-559-2210 or
TPS Lecture Series
        Toledo Public Schools’ local history lecture series featuring Toledo authors and historians has two upcoming events that will explore Toledo history.
        • March 3, at 7 p.m., Waite High School: “Toledo’s War: How The Glass City Shaped - And Was Shaped By - The Second World War,” presented by TPS history teacher Joe Boyle.
        • May 12, 7 p.m., Bowsher High School: “Cemeteries of Toledo - Forest, Woodlawn, and Calvary Cemeteries,” presented by Becky Visser and Gary Franks.
        Visit to learn more.
Legislative Fellowship Program
        State Senator Theresa Gavarone (R-Huron) announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications through April 1, 2022 for the 2023 Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The Commission will hire 24 fellows to serve in the Ohio General Assembly for the 2023 calendar year.
        “Recent graduates with an interest in state government or public policy should consider the LSC Fellowship to develop important career skills far beyond the average fellowship experience,” Gavarone said. “Fellows have the opportunity to take on diverse responsibilities while connecting directly with state policymakers and stakeholders, often leading to successful careers in public service.”
        Legislative fellows are immersed in the Ohio legislative process by assisting members of the Ohio General Assembly with constituent work, writing press releases, performing legislative research, attending meetings and performing various administrative duties. Telecommunications fellows assist in televising House and Senate proceedings and in preparing educational video productions about the General Assembly and the legislative process.
        Fellows receive full state of Ohio employee benefits and are paid $35,000 per year, with the opportunity to earn up to a $2,000 bonus based on length of service in the program.
        The legislative fellowship program is open to graduates of all major fields of study who have a genuine interest in learning about state government, and no political experience is required. The telecommunications fellow candidates must have majored or minored in a telecommunications-related field of study or have comparable experience. To be eligible, applicants must have graduated from a four-year college degree program by the December 2022 start date. Persons holding graduate or professional degrees may also apply.
        Legislative fellowship application materials must be postmarked by April 1 to be considered for the program.
        For more information and application instructions, visit or call 614-466-3615.


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