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“Carrier,” April 27 through May 1 at 9 p.m. on WGTE TV: This 10-part series is a nonfiction drama that follows a core group aboard the USS Nimitz, as they navigate personal conflicts around their jobs, families, faith, patriotism, love, rites of passage and the war on terror.
New Churchills Patio
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the new patio at Walt Churchills Market. May 2, May 3 and May 5, the market will unveil its new outdoor dining area. Stop by for a gourmet dinner or glass of fine wine.
Spring Has Sprung concert in Sylvania
The Sylvania Community Orchestra, sponsored by the Sylvania Community Arts Commission, will present its last concert of the season on May 4. “Spring has Sprung,” under the direction of Kathleen Hafner, will feature the orchestra and various soloists from the ensemble. The concert is free, open to the public and handicapped accessible. The program will begin at 4 p.m. at the Richard T. Wurzel Family Center, St. Joseph School Campus, 5411 S. Main St., Sylvania. For additional information, call (419) 517-0118 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Derby Days exhibit
20 North Gallery presents the 8th Annual Derby Days exhibition, featuring equine art by 11 local, regional and national artists: John Dooner, Carol M. Gorney, Joanne Grossmann, Jeri Hollister, Joyce Lister, Matthew S. Mickel, Elaine Mikel, Rachel Nasatir, Baker O’Brien, Merv Russell and Mike Sohikian. Horse-themed artwork in a variety of media, including paintings, photography, prints and sculpture, will be displayed. Local artists and the 20 North Gallery will welcome friends and collectors at the opening reception on Derby Day at 20 North Gallery from 4 to 7 p.m. May 3. The televised “run for the roses” will be broadcasted during the event. At 5 p.m., prior to the running of the Kentucky Derby, reception attendees will enjoy an informal trunk show of “Derby hats” by contemporary millinery designers, courtesy of The Preacher’s Wife Fine Millinery shop. For more information, contact Peggy Grant, art director, (419) 241-2400.
City seeks partners for outdoor events
On May 2 at 3:30p.m., City of Toledo Events Coordinator Paulette Huber will host a public meeting providing an overview of partnering with the City of Toledo to host an outdoor public event. The meeting will take place in the Conference Room on the 22nd floor of One Government Center. Non-profits, event organizers, promoters, business owners and fun-loving people are encouraged to attend. RSVP at (419) 245-1001.
Astronomical Association guest lecturer
At 7:30 p.m. May 2 in the fourth-floor classroom of McMaster Hall on the main campus of UT, The Toledo Astronomical Association will present a lecture by Michael Packer, past vice president of the Columbus Astronomical Society at Perkins Observatory, titled “Cracking Globular Clusters.”
This presentation is free. For more information, call (419) 535-8775.
National Teacher Appreciation Day
National Teacher Day is May 6, and communities across the country will be honoring the educators who are making a difference in their lives.
In an online survey conducted by the National Education Association (NEA), 48 percent of the 2,500 teachers polled said being thanked or receiving a thank-you card are the gifts they would most like to receive from students. Receiving a spa or other gift certificate came in second at 30 percent. The first National Teacher Day was held in 1953 when Eleanor Roosevelt, at the request of an Arkansas teacher, persuaded Congress to proclaim a special day for teachers, according to the NEA Web site. In recent years, National Teacher Day is celebrated on the Tuesday of the first full week of May. It is also part of National Teacher Appreciation Week, to be held this year from May 4 to 10.
For more information on National Teacher Day, visit the Web site