Region briefs, July 16

Community School to go ‘Seussical’

Heidelberg University’s Community Music School is set to produce “Seussical Jr.”

The program is open to students in grades 2-8. The first rehearsal, auditions and parent meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28.

Registration fees are $75 per child or $150 per family. Fees are to be included with registration form, waiver and EMA authorization by Aug. 30.

Forms are to be returned to Elizabeth Tracy’s attention at Heidleberg University Community School, 310 E. Market St., Tiffin, OH 44883. Email her at for more information.

Local students join state fair choir

Bobbie Hall, Mark Soski and Katie Frankart, members of the Seneca East High School choir, have been selected to participate in the 2014 All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.

The choir meets for five days of rehearsal preceding the Ohio State Fair and performs six to eight concerts daily at the fair, which runs July 23-Aug. 3.

Picnic with veterans planned

UPPER SANDUSKY – The Wyandot County Museum is to host a picnic to honor local military veterans at noon Saturday.

The museum is at 130 S. Seventh St., Upper Sandusky. For more details, call (419) 294-3857.

Suicide prevention program slated

TOLEDO – Compartiendo Esperanza (Sharing Hope) and Suicide Prevention are to sponsor a seminar 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 728 S. St. Clair, Toledo.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Toledo is to give the presentation in English to educate the community about mental health signs and symptoms, treatment and support, empathy and recovery. Individuals living with mental illness as well as family members will share personal stories and have an open dialogue with attendees.

The program includes lunch and is free, but seating is limited. To register or learn more, call Anita Martinez-Folger at (419) 243-1119 ext 25.

Music awards show coming to Ohio

CLEVELAND – The inaugural Gibson Brands Alternative Press Music Awards is set for 8 p.m. Monday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

The APMAs will be hosted by Mark Hoppus and feature performances from A Day To Remember, All Time Low, Asking Alexandria, Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Machine Gun Kelly, the Misfits, Sleeping With Sirens, twenty one pilots and Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco.

Cleveland’s 115-piece Contemporary Youth Orchestrawill is to perform throughout the APMAs, independently and through artist collaborations. Tickets are on sale for $69.99, which includes a ticket to the hall of fame and museum to be used that same day. Tickets can be purchased online at

Fourteen awards are to be handed out, including album of the year, artist of the year, song of the year, best guitarist, best drummer, best bassist, best vocalist and more.

Collectors invited to Sandusky show

SANDUSKY – The Sandusky Mall is to host a sports card, coin, stamp and collectibles show 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

The mall is at 4314 Milan Road (US 250), Sandusky. For more details, call (419) 625-8574 ext. 121.

Music theater seminar offered

WOOSTER – The Ohio Light Opera at the College of Wooster is to host “Taking Light Opera Seriously,” a symposium on music theater. The four-day event runs 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. July 29-Aug. 1.

Presenters include Michael Berliner, Kevin Clarke, Stefan Frey, Kurt Ganzl, Courtney Kenny, Steven Ledbetter, Michael Miller and Richard Norton.

There are two morning sessions, one afternoon session and one evening program. The cost is $25 per day or $75 for all four days.

For more information, call (216) 721-1800.

Concert to honor Fremont woman

FREMONT – Singer Rick Schuler is coming to Clyde High School at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 to perform “The John Denver Experience.” He is to be accompanied by banjo player Jim Conner, one of Denver’s former bandmates.

Schuler is calling this concert “Until We Meet Again” in honor of Mary Fisher Diaz, daughter of Joe and Barbara Fisher of Fremont. A close friend of the Fishers, Schuler learned of Mary’s terminal illness and wrote a song for her, “Coming Home.” Mary died Nov. 12, 2013, and Schuler recorded the song on a CD dedicated to her.

Rileigh’s Closet, 118 S. Front St., Fremont, is selling tickets to the concert for $15. The CD also is being sold there, for $12. Call (419) 332-4601 for orders or more information.