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
There is a volunteer opportunity for dog lovers just waiting to unleash some of their free time. ADAI (Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence) is supported locally by The Ability Center to help people with disabilities. This is an opportunity for community members who love puppies (who doesn’t?) and who want to lend a helping hand.
Winter seemed to last forever. Some of us didn’t stick to our healthy routines over the cold months. It’s time to come out of hibernation and Spring Into Health! We talked to some of the top, local health experts. They answered some questions about their area of specialty and gave some healthy advice, too. Sarah
Three Toledoans fulfill passions with their hobbies Life sometimes makes it difficult to find time for yourself. With family, work and other responsibilities, a hobby often doesn’t seem possible. Retirement is the perfect time to explore activities that you might have only thought about fleetingly in years past. If you are looking to slow down