January is a busy month for the Toledo Opera, and you’re invited to share in the seasonal joy at two amazing events. During the elegant and festive Winter Opera Gala, Soprano Kathryn Lewek and Zach Borichevsky will dazzle with special performances as guests enjoy dinner, drinks, dancing, and mingling. After Christmas, Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece Rigoletto returns to the stage after a 10-year hiatus. Don’t dawdle when buying your tickets to this classic tale of humor, heart, and hijinks. The Gala takes place 7-11pm Saturday, January 13 at The Toledo Club (235 14th St.). $150-$300. Rigoletto premiers at the Valentine Theater, (410 Adams St.) at 7:30pm Friday, January 26. 419-255-7464. toledoopera.org
Housekeeping Is An Art By Patricia M. Johnson Housekeeping is truly an art; but is not always fun. It takes physical effort for all of that work. These tips can help to ease the chores. Always wipe baseboards with a dry cloth, not a wet one when dusting or vacuuming your floor. Dust sticks to
Snow, ice, rain and other safety issues are not a barrier to walking year-round. There are several FREE indoor walking venues in our community. Visit these locations to take advantage of the benefits of walking.
With time winding down on The Doomsday Clock, there’s always time to review one of the most basic (but all-too-often botched) ways to make the world a better place: recycling. This guide to local recycling resources will get you started.
Valentine’s Day gets an unfair rap. While many lament the consumerism associated with the “Hallmark Holiday’”— yet buy up discounted candy on February 15— we have a sweet spot for any day that inspires us to shower our loved ones with affection, chocolate and flowers. Fortunately, romance in Toledo doesn’t require a seasonal excuse, so to try out these date ideas, on Valentine’s Day, or any day.