ETC: Toledo Zoo’s 2020 Wine Tasting Series kicks off Jan. 17

Press Staff Writer

        Enjoy amazing animals and ambiance while sipping wines from around the globe at the Toledo Zoo’s Wine Tasting Series.
        Reservations are now being taken for the first wine-tasting event of the 2020 series on Friday, Jan. 17, from 7-9 p.m. in The Great Hall of the ProMedica Museum of Natural History.
        Each event in the wine-tasting series includes professionally paired hors d'oeuvres and live music.
        Reserve tickets online at or by calling 419-385-5721, ext. 6001. Tickets must be purchased in advance and reservations are required. Guests must be 21 or over with valid ID to attend.
        Additional dates in the 2020 Wine Tasting Series include:
        • Friday, Jan. 24 – Paint with a Penguin;
        • Friday, Feb. 14 – Wine & Dine in the Aquarium for Valentine’s Day;
        • Saturday, March 21– Arctic Encounter;
        • Friday, April 24 – Aquarium;
        • Friday, May 29 – Africa! Overlook.
Silent Movie Night
        A Silent Movie Night featuring “The Circus” starring Charlie Chaplin will be held Saturday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Pemberville Opera House.
        The presentation is part of the ongoing Live! in the House Concert Series.
        In “The Circus,” the Tramp finds himself at a circus where he is promptly chased around by the police who think he is a pickpocket. Running into the Big Top, he is an accidental sensation with his hilarious efforts to elude the police. The circus owner immediately hires him, but soon discovers that the Tramp cannot be funny on purpose, so he takes advantage of the situation by making the Tramp a janitor who just happens to always be in the Big Top at showtime. The Tramp falls for the owner’s acrobatic stepdaughter and his chances seem good, until a dashing rival comes in.
        Lynne Long will accompany the film on the piano.
        Tickets are $12 and are available at the door. Visit for more details.
Great Performances
        The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) will begin a year-long recital series Sunday, Jan. 12.
        The series is being organized by Dr. Robert Satterlee, professor of piano at Bowling Green State University and other pianists from the region playing the complete cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas leading up to the composer’s 250th birthday in December 2020.
        The second concert will take place Sunday, Jan. 26. Both concerts begin at 3 p.m. and will take place in the Great Gallery.
        “In the anniversary year of his 250th birthday, the Toledo Museum of Art is fortunate to have such talented pianists in the region that can present the work of Beethoven, who continues to inspire and challenge performers and audiences in the 21st century,” said Scott Boberg, TMA’s manager of programs and audience engagement. “We look forward to enjoying his music all year long at TMA.”
        Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund, Hartmann & Associates, Joseph and Judith Conda, Shaun Coughlan, Carlos A. de Carvalho, Geraldine Mowery, Nancy K. Phlegar, and an anonymous donor.
Winterfest 2020
        The thrills and excitement of hockey being played outdoors will return to the Glass City during Winterfest 2020, presented by ProMedica. The 18-day community-wide event at Fifth Third Field will be a celebration of hockey and all things winter happening in the Toledo area.
        Winterfest 2020 runs from Dec.17, 2020 through Jan. 3, 2021. Festivities will include:
        • Two outdoor Toledo Walleye games on Dec. 26 and Dec. 31;
        • Toledo Hockey Alumni Game on Dec. 30;
        • College, high school and youth outdoor hockey games. The Bowling Green Falcons will play against RIT at Winterfest Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at 6 p.m. Individual and group tickets to the game go on sale Friday, Feb. 28.
        • Public open skate sessions;
        • And much more.
        More than 8,200 tickets have already been reserved for the two Walleye games during Winterfest 2020. More than 80 youth teams have been booked for the Winterfest Youth Hockey Tournament, and fewer than 50 ice time slots remain.
        Winterfest 2020 ticket packages are on sale now. Field Level Packages are $90 each and include a field-level ticket to the two Walleye games, the Toledo Hockey Alumni Game and a Commemorative Winterfest Blanket. Club Level Packages are $110 each and include a club-level ticket to the two Walleye games, the Toledo Hockey Alumni Game, indoor access to the Club Level facilities and a Commemorative Winterfest Blanket.
        Single-game ticket opportunities for the Dec. 26 and Dec. 31 Walleye games include “all-you-can-eat” seats at $60 for adults and $48 for children 12 and under, which includes seats in the Roost and indoor access to an all-you-can-eat menu.
        For more details, call 419-725-9255 or visit


The Press

The Press
1550 Woodville Road
Millbury, OH 43447

(419) 836-2221

Email Us

Facebook Twitter

Ohio News Media Association