Family briefs: Penta students to present Petals N’ Plants open house

Press Staff Writer

        An open house will be held at Petals N` Plants, a flower and gift shop operated by high school students in Penta Career Center’s Horticulture – Floral & Greenhouse Services program, Nov. 21 and 22. Petals N’ Plants is located on the Penta campus at 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg. Visitors should park near the large greenhouse that can be accessed from the bus parking lot (to the left of the new traffic circle).
        Open house hours are 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday.
        Items available to purchase will include poinsettias, silk wreaths, decorated trees, holiday bows, ornaments, holiday decorations and more.
        In addition, fresh holiday flower arrangements and holiday greens, including wreaths, grave blankets and pillows, may be pre-ordered for pickup in December.
        Petals N’ Plants holiday hours are Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 28-Dec. 16.
Christmas in the Village
        Pemberville’s Christmas in the Village will be held Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 27 from 12-6 p.m.
        The celebration will feature horse and carriage rides, holiday musicians, Pember-Furry House tours, a Bake Shoppe, a Holiday Café, a Festival of Trees and more.
        Shops and boutiques along Front Street will be open to welcome shoppers. A Lighted Parade will wrap up the festivities Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
        For more information, visit
Olde Fashioned Christmas
        Celebrate and Olde Fashioned Christmas Saturday, Dec. 3 from 4-7 p.m. in downtown Oak Harbor.
        Highlights of the event include:
        • Fire truck parade with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 4 p.m.
        • Santa will light the Village Christmas Tree – Log Cabin, 5 p.m.
        • Secret Santa Shopping, downtown businesses, 5-7 p.m.
        • Cookies & Cocoa, Portage Fire Station, 5-7 p.m.
        • Visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, Log Cabin, 5-7 p.m.
        In addition, there will be a “Stuff Our Shuttle” event in conjunction with Swig Ohio Shuttles. Donations of new toys and non-perishable food items will be accepted from 5-7 p.m. Items collected will be donated to local families.
Pemberville Home Tour
        The Friends of the Pemberville Public Library’s Christmas Home Tour will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 2-7 p.m.
        The tour will include five homes, including:
        • Kathy and Frank Barrow, 22011 Luckey Rd., Luckey.
        • Stephanie and Zach Frobose, 6170 Alexander Rd., Pemberville.
        • Kathy and Roger Burtchin, 18215 Wegman Rd., Pemberville.
        • Charmagne and Terry Hoepf, 5606 N. River Rd., Pemberville.
        • Margie Shaffer at Otterbein Senior Living, 1007 Tulip Court, Pemberville.
        Tickets are $15 and are available at the Pemberville Public Library, 375 E. Front St., or at individual homes on the day of the tours.
        Refreshments will be served at the library during the tour. Also, from Nov. 28-Dec. 16, raffle tickets will be sold for 12-inch decorated theme trees with a children’s book included. Trees will be on display at the library. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The raffle drawing will be held Friday, Dec. 16.
“Elf the Musical!”
        Clay High School Limelighters will present the Broadway musical, “Elf,” Dec. 2-4 in the Clay High School auditorium, 5665 Seaman Rd., Oregon.
        Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Friday; 12 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
        Based on the beloved holiday film, “Elf” is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities force him to face the truth.
        With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
        The production features a cast and crew of more than 70 students in grades 2-12. All seating is reserved and may be purchased at
        Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 seniors and students and are available at Concessions will be available at all performances. Raffle baskets and novelty items are available online at and at all performances.
        ELF the musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
Ugly Christmas Sweater
Run and Walk planned

        The Ugly Christmas Sweater Walk and Run – a holiday tradition in Gibsonburg – will step off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.
        The 5K (3.1 Mile) run and walk will start and finish at Gibsonburg Town Hall on N. Webster Street in Gibsonburg. As in years past, entry fee for the event will be a new, unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item(s).
        Toys collected will be distributed to children in the community by the Gibsonburg Ministerial Association and Gibsonburg School District. Donated food items will go to the Gibsonburg Food Pantry.
        Special awards will be presented to the adult male and female and youth boy and girl with the “Ugliest” Christmas sweaters.
        “World-famous” Ideal Bakery donuts will be served at Town Hall after the event.
        For more information or to obtain an entry form, call 419- 637-2634 or email
“Tootsie” on stage
        The Tony Award-winning musical, “Tootsie” will be staged Dec. 1-4 at the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo.
        Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
        The laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime.
        Tickets are available for purchase at,; by calling 419-381-8851 or in person at the Stranahan Theater Box Office.


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