“Snow People” on display at Glass City Metropark this month

Press Staff Writer

        More than 100 snowman cutouts, each with a unique design created by local individuals and groups, are on display through January at Glass City Metropark, located at 1001 E. Front St., in East Toledo.
        Use the Morrison Street entrance to see all the Snow People in this drive-thru event called “Snowplace Like Metroparks.”
         While at the Metropark, visitors are invited to stop in at the rooftop plaza at the Glass City Pavilion, where they can see some of the progress underway on phase 2 of the riverfront park.
Ongoing events
        Through Feb. 27: “The Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum,” Toledo Museum of Art, Levis Gallery. The exhibition explores armor made for the battlefield, tournaments and ceremonies, highlighting armor’s practical function and its cultural role as a symbol of personal identity, social prestige and the values of a heroic past. toledomuseum.org.
        Through March 27, 2022: Chameleon Effects: Glass (Un)Defined, Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibit brings together historical and contemporary works from the museum’s collection to explore the spectrum of technical and formal possibilities of glass. toledomuseum.org.
        Through May 15, 2022: Stan Douglas: Doppelgänger, Toledo Museum of Art, Canaday Gallery. The science fiction-inspired film centers around an astronaut named Alice who embarks on a solitary outer space mission. The work comprises two translucent screens, which can be viewed from either side and display parallel narratives that unfold simultaneously. toledomuseum.org.
        Through June 19, 2022: “Out of the Dark: A Historic Journey,” Toledo Museum of Art. A digital exhibition in recognition of Juneteenth, an observance acknowledging the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. toledomuseum.org.
        Jan. 15-May 1: “Living Legacies: Art of the American South,” Toledo Museum of Art. A landmark exhibition organized by the Toledo Museum of Art will present the museum’s recent acquisitions of major works by African American artists from the southern United States. toledomuseum.org.
        Ongoing:Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844-2012,” Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. The exhibit explores a variety of styles, design trends and printing technology that will delight the eye, engage the imagination and lead you to ruminate over past political commitments. On loan from Exhibits USA/Mid-America Arts Alliance. Includ6ed with regular admission. Admission rates and advance tickets are available at rbhayes.org/visit-us/visitor-information/. Walk-ins are welcome. 419-332-2081, rbhayes.org.

        Dec. 29-Jan. 1: The Great Art Escape, Toledo Museum of Art. Bring family and friends to celebrate the season with a diverse array of events. Admission to the museum during the event is free; admission for special exhibitions, programs and parking apply. Register online at tickets.toledomuseum.org or call 419-255-8000, ext. 7448.
        Through Jan. 2: Winterfest, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo. Outdoor hockey, open skate times, college hockey and more. toledowalleye.com/winterfest.
        Jan. 8: Fremont Pigeon Club Show and Shop, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont, 8 a.m. Free. 419-483-3484 or larrygardner55@yahoo.com.
        Jan. 8: Model Train Clinic, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 1-4 p.m. Bring your model train for some attention from train hobbyists, who will assist with advice related to model train maintenance and repair, as well as estimate the value of older model trains. Admission is $5 for ages 6 and older. Kids 5 and younger are admitted free. Those who bring trains also can run their trains on the “Hayes Train Special” track. The track fits standard, O-gauge and G-gauge trains. Call 419-332-2081 or visit rbhayes.org for more information.
        Jan. 8:  Second Saturdays R 4 Kids, Around the World with Col. Webb Hayes, Hayes Presidential Library and Museums. Admission is free. The event is open-house style, so participants can stop by any time 9:30-11:30 a.m. to complete the activities. This program is focused for kids in K-3, but kids of any age are welcome to participate. Call 419-332-2081 or visit rbhayes.org for info.
        Jan. 9: Toledo Walleye vs. Fort Wayne Komets, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 5:15 p.m. toledowalleye.com.
        Jan. 10-17: BOo COo Model Trains, Imagination Station, downtown Toledo. Marvel at a model train display decorated with miniature villages, cities and rural areas courtesy of BOo COo Trains. Children and adults alike will enjoy searching for hidden items within the wintry scene. Free with science center admission.
        Jan. 26: Presidential History Book Club, Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, noon-1 p.m., in person or online. Free. All are invited to read and discuss books about the American presidency at this free book club. To join online from a computer, smartphone or tablet, visit global.gotomeeting.com/join/128601789. The Access Code is 128-601-789. For information, contact Historian Dustin McLochlin at dmclochlin@rbhayes.org. Participants can bring their lunch. Call 419-332-2081 or visit rbhayes.org for more information.
        Jan. 20: Reba McEntire, live in concert, Huntington Center, downtown Toledo, 7 p.m. Tickets purchased for originally scheduled dates of March 28 and July 17, 2020, and Aug. 7, 2021 will be honored. tickemtaster.com
        Jan. 28, 29, 30 and Feb. 4, 5, 6: “Kalamazoo,” presented by Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost: is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/military and $5 for children in 12th grade or younger. Season tickets are $50 for adults or $40 for seniors and military. For more information, call 419-332-0695, follow Fremont Community Theatre on Facebook or visit fremontcommunitytheatre.org.
        In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please visit event websites and social media for updates on safety procedures and scheduling. For more events, visit presspublications.com, visittoleddo.org, shoresandislands.com or sanduskycounty.org. Submit event information to twalro@presspublications.com for inclusion in calendar of event listings.


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