ETC: Fremont Community Theatre reschedules performances

Press Staff Writer

        Fremont Community Theatre has postponed the second weekend of “Bench in the Sun” and the full run of “Mamma Mia!”
        The theatre has also canceled youth camp and combined its Teen and Youth Theatre into one show, “The Lion King JR.”
        Since the postponements move into the fall, the new 2020-2021 season will not begin until December and will include four, rather than five productions on our season ticket.
        “As you probably guessed, our dates are subject to change, depending on the recovery of the pandemic,” said Mary Jo Hoffman Foos, FCT box office manager.
        “Patrons are welcome to start making reservations for the summer and fall productions,” she said. “As you approach those dates, you may wish to call FCT and listen to our voice message to be sure there haven't been any more changes to the schedule.
        Performance dates for The Lion King JR. are July 10-12 and July 17-19. “A Bench in the Sun” will be staged July 24-26 and “Mamma Mia!” will be presented Sept. 18-20 and Sept. 25-27.
        To make reservations, call 419-332-0695 and leave your name (state your first and last name; spell your last name); state desired performance and date and how many seats and leave a contact phone number. “We will only call you if we have a question, sell out for the performance you want, or change our production dates,” Foos said.
        She added that 2019-2020 season ticketholders’ remaining tickets will be honored for “A Bench in the Sun” and “Mamma Mia!” “Please call FCT if you have changes in your reservation; there may be people who are waiting for cancellations.”
        Season tickets for the 2020-2021 season will be for sale during the run of all three upcoming shows. “This season ticket has been altered to include four productions, rather than five, to allow for the delayed conclusion of the 2019-2020 season.”
        In the event of a cancellation, FCT will attempt to call, text or email ticketholders about the changes.
        “We are all volunteers, so we do not have time to call to confirm reservations,” Foos said. “Please know that our reservation voice mail is 99% successful. It’s a rare occasion that a mistake occurs, but when it does, we work diligently to satisfactorily correct the error.”
Hayes Egg Roll canceled
        The Easter Egg Roll set for April 11 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
        HPLM hopes to schedule an event that incorporates some of the egg roll games and activities for later in the year. The egg roll has been an annual tradition at HPLM since 1986.
        For details, call 419-332-2081 or visit
Schedel cancels egg hunt, delays opening
        Schedel Arboretum & Garden’s Easter Egg Hunt, planned for Saturday, April 11, is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
        “We hope you will all have a safe and healthy Easter. A special thank you to all of our sponsors for this cherished event. We hope you will continue to support these great local businesses – North Branch Nursery, GenoaBank, Bench’s Greenhouse and Nursery, Elmore and Bella Cuisine,” the announcement said.
        In addition, opening day for Schedel has been postponed until May 1. Learn more at
Egg Hunt postponed
        The Genoa Area Kiwanis have postponed their Annual Easter Egg Hunt originally scheduled for early April.
        Kiwanis members hope to host the event once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Visit for more details.
Library collections Available online
        As a safety precaution for staff and patrons amid concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Harris-Elmore Public Library and its Genoa Branch will be closed at least through April 15. Additionally, all programs, meetings, and outreach are canceled.
        All library item due dates have been extended until the library opens back up to the public. The book drops are locked, so patrons are asked keep all materials until the library opens. The library is now fine free.
        Patrons may access any of the library’s online collections 24/7 at
Hayes genealogy workshop canceled
        The workshop on using RootsMagic genealogy software with company founder and President Bruce Buzbee scheduled for Sunday, May 3, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has been canceled.
        Buzbee generously offers to give this workshop each year while he is in Ohio for the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference. The conference has been canceled, so Buzbee will not be coming to Ohio.
        He and HPLM hope to offer the workshop in 2021 when he returns to Ohio for the 2021 OGS conference.
        For info, call 419-332-2081, or visit
Rossford Walleye Roundup cancelled
        The Bass Pro Shops 2020 Rossford Walleye Roundup scheduled for April 17-18, has been canceled in cooperation with the COVID-19 directives.
        At the present time, 33 teams are registered for the event featuring anglers from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York and Wisconsin.
        “After reviewing the current situation with the COVID-19 virus and the restrictions that are being advised from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the CDC, we feel it is best for the safety of the competitors and the Rossford Roundup staff that we cancel the 2020 Rossford Walleye Roundup,” said Scott Liebert, Rossford Bass Pro Shops Manager and sponsor of the tournament. “The Roundup will continue next year and we hope to get another great field of anglers again.”
        Teams registered for the event may receive a refund for their entry fee, or may use it for next year’s event and qualify for the early bird registration for 2021.
        For questions, contact the Rossford Convention and Visitors Bureau at 855-765-5451 or email Director Beth Genson at
Drive-in closed
        Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Governor of Ohio has ordered that all movie theatres (including drive-ins) in the state to temporarily close.
        Therefore, the Sundance Kid Drive-In will be closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely and will post updates as we have them available. We take the health of our employees and customers very seriously and stand united in the fight to stop COVID-19.
CMP activities canceled until May 4
        The Civilian Marksmanship Program has announced the cancellation of all activities at its Ohio armories, offices, stores, worksites, marksmanship centers and the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park until Monday, May 4, due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
        These cancellations reflect protocol set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Gov. Mike DeWine.
        The CMP will continue to monitor the current environment and follow practices in the best interest of staff, customers and participants.
        The Civilian Marksmanship Program, a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. Visit for more info.


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