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HARTVILLE — Quail Hollow State Park will host a presentation by Rich Ruggles, of Astronomy 1on1, titled “The Moon,” June 10 at 8 p.m. Participants can learn about craters, phases and lunar landing sites and find out how the full moon hides its true beauty. Attendees are asked to meet in the carriage House Nature Center and to bring a telescope or binoculars, if possible. The program is free, and no reservations are required. For more information, call the park at (330) 877-6652 or visit www.quailhollow.org.
SOUTH AKRON — The Akron Civic Theatre Women’s Guild’s 2006 Fund-raiser, featuring a style show, luncheon, silent auction and raffle, will take place June 15 at Guy’s Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Road. The silent auction will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the luncheon will start at noon. This is the largest fund-raiser the Guild has every year. The style show will present fashions by Coldwater Creek. The major raffle prize this year is round-trip airfare for two in the continental United States from Air Tran Airways. Raffle tickets can be purchased by calling Julie McFarland at (330) 867-2762. The proceeds from this event will help the Women’s Guild support its pledge to the Civic Theatre. For reservations, call Shirley Black at (330) 535-8402 by June 10. The cost is $15.
SPRINGFIELD — The Bluest Skies Foundation’s (BSF) Rock the Park 2006 will take place June 17 at 2 p.m. at Tadmor Pavilion, 3000 Krebs Drive. Bands will include Altered Ending, Drenalin, Interfuse, Kill the Fall, Last Chance Hero, Nemesis 3, Save this City, Sparechange? and special guest Aaron Jay. The cost is $6 in advance and $8 the day of the show. For ticket information, visit www.rockthepark.com. The BSF is a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 to raise money and awareness for area parks and recreation areas through fund-raising concerts, while also promoting local music. BSF is publicly funded and relies on donations and fund-raisers for day-to-day operation.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The inaugural Blue Ribbon Bash to benefit the One-in-Six Foundation for prostate cancer research will take place June 17 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Inventure Place, 221 S. Broadway St. The event will include Caribbean-inspired food and drinks catered by Moe’s Restaurant, as well as dancing and a live auction. For more information on tickets, call (330) 208-1012.
HARTVILLE — Guided tours of Steward Manor, the historic 40-room manor at Quail Hollow State Park, will take place on the following Sundays: June 18, July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. All tours will begin at 2 p.m. Attendees are asked to meet in the visitor center of the manor house. Tours are free, and no registration is required. For more information, call (330) 877-6652 or visit www.quailhollow.org.
PORTAGE LAKES — The Akron Art Museum will again team up with the Akron-Summit County Public Library to bring free hands-on art projects for children to branch libraries June 20 through July 25. Locally, the program will take place June 28 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Portage Lakes Branch Library, 4261 Manchester Road. Architecture is the focus of this summer’s program. Children will learn about the Akron Art Museum’s new building as well as several other local landmarks. Museum “Explainers” will present information about architectural pieces and parts and how these relate to a building’s function and purpose. Children will then be guided through an art activity in which they can design their own buildings using stamps, stencils, construction paper, crayons, markers and other art supplies. Participants will contribute to the creation of a large-scale mural that will be placed on display at that library branch. For more information, call (330) 376-9185.
NORTH CANTON — The North Canton Playhouse and Cochran Productions will present “Captain Bree and Her Lady Pirates” June 16-25 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the North Canton Playhouse Youth Theatre, 1210 S. Main St. The story revolves around a captain whose crew has jumped ship, a sailor who can’t swim, pirates and many other comical characters. All tickets are $8 and are available by calling (330) 494-1613.
NORTH CANTON — The North Canton Playhouse Theatre, 1210 S. Main St., will present summer musical workshops for children of various ages, including: Theatre Youth, for children ages 7-12, June 18-30 on Sundays through Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at a cost of $90, or Theatre Tykes, for children ages 3-1/2 to 6, July 11 to Aug. 5 on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at a cost of $7. For more information and registration, call (330) 494-1613.
HARTVILLE — Edison Park Shopping Center, on state Route 619 (West Maple Street) will present Summer Fun Cruise-in June 28 and July 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. The $5 entry fee includes a free dash plaque, door prizes and a trophy for “Merchant’s Choice.” The event will include 1950s’ and 1960s’ music by “The Spikeman” and a display of Federated Auto’s NASCAR Pace Truck. For more information, contact Marie Thurston at (330) 645-1756 or (330) 6708334 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The exhibit Summer Breeze: Summer Attire from the Hower Collection is on view at Hower House, 60 Fir Hill, through Sept. 3. In the summer, women loved to wear fashionable “lingerie” dresses made of sheer white cotton decorated with tucks, ruffles and embroidery and lace insertions. Among the dresses being shown are a traditional white lacy dress, a blue lawn dress with lace medallions and a ruffled print skirt with a tucked bodice worn over an Irish crochet blouse. The exhibit will be installed throughout the second and third floors of the mansion. Visitors also will be able to see an archaeological dig by a group of University of Akron students. The students will be on the grounds to learn archaeological field techniques, including mapping, shovel testing, excavation, artifact recovery and basic documentation of a historic site. The field experience will conclude June 16. Tour times are Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 3:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $2 for students of any age and free for children ages 6 and younger. For more information, call (330) 972-6909.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — Hattie Larlham is accepting applications for exhibitors and vendors for its fourth annual Family Affair July 29 at Canal Park Stadium. Last year, more than 7,000 people attended the daylong event created to promote community inclusion and understanding of individuals with disabilities. The cost for a commercial 10-by-10 space is $175. The nonprofit rate is $75. A discounted rate is available to those who purchase more than one area. Hattie Larlham also welcomes local musicians and entertainers to perform at the event. Those who are interested may call the event hotline at (330) 620-9340 or Jennifer Hartman at (800) 233-8611, ext. 3182, or visit www.familyaffaironline.com.
GREEN — The Green Schools Foundation (GSF) will host its first annual Night at the Races event Aug. 11 from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at Chenoweth Country Club. Dinner tickets can be purchased, and horses will be sold. Funds raised during the event will be used toward scholarships and academic classroom grants for the benefit of Green Local Schools students. The event will include dinner, pretaped horse races, a 50/50 raffle and opportunities to wager on horses and jockeys. The event will take the place of the annual GSF Golf Outing this year. For more information, contact GSF board member Tom Speaks at (330) 329-5680.
CANAL FULTON — Writers
Unlimited, an informal writers’
group, meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the Northwest Stark
Senior Center, 853 Locust St. Those interested in joining
should bring a sample of writing to share with the group.
For more information, contact the senior center at (330)
854-6307 or Jim Frost at (330) 882-0342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEST AKRON — The
Akron Zoo will host its annual Beastly
Breakfast June 10 from
8:30 to 10 a.m. This year the event will take place
in the zoo’s new education center, Komodo Kingdom.
Visitors are invited to the zoo for breakfast and then
to shadow a keeper to learn what the animals eat for
breakfast. For a special treat, all visitors will get
to feed the zoo’s Humboldt penguins. Reservations
are required. For Akron Zoo members, tickets are $15
for adults and $12 for children ages 2-14. For nonmembers,
tickets are $22 for adults and $16 for children. This
year, senior citizens, ages 55 and older, will receive
a 50 percent discount on this event.
CANTON — The Canton
Comic Opera Company
will present the operetta “The Prince of Pilsen”
June 10 at 8 p.m. and June 11 at 2 p.m. with music by
Gustav Luders and book and lyrics by Northeast Ohio
native Frank Pixley. All performances will be at the
Canton Jewish Community Center Auditorium, 2631 Harvard
Ave. N.W. General admission seating is $15. To purchase
tickets or for more information, call (330) 327-2985,
or visit www.cantoncomicoperaco.com.
DOWNTOWN AKRON —
Scottish American Society
will have a clan heritage meeting June 11 at 3 p.m.
at the Akron-Summit County Main Library, 60 S. High
St. Guests are requested to bring a short history of
their clan or give a presentation on a clan of interest.
For details, call (330) 882-0342 or visit www.scottishamericansociety.org.
PORTAGE LAKES —
Lakes Branch Library 2006 Summer Reading Program will
start June 12. The program allows participants to earn
weekly prizes for books that are read. Other activities
for children at the library event, which will take place
at 11 a.m., include: Read-a-Palooza with musician Celeste
Friedman, June 14; Mad Science, June 21; Making a Mural
with the Akron Art Museum, June 28; Animal Fun with
the Akron Zoo, July 5; Steven’s puppets perform
Rumplestiltskin, July 12; Bubbles with the Bubble Lady,
July 19; ventriloquist and juggler Mike Hemmelgarn,
July 26; and carnival games and fun, Aug. 2. Also, story
time for children ages 2-5 takes place Thursdays at
11 a.m., June 22 to July 27, with a carnival set for
the last day.
NORTH CANTON — A
parade to benefit the
Coalition for Animal Concerns will take place June 12
from 7 to 8:45 p.m. at the Jaycees Fair to take place
on 7th Street. Pets can be entered in one or more contests
for prizes in five categories. Registration is $3 per
pet for each category entered. For more information
and to register a pet, call (330) 494-1613.
SOUTH AKRON — The
Civic Theatre Women’s Guild’s 2006 Fund-raiser,
featuring a style show, luncheon, silent auction and
raffle, will take place June 15 at Guy’s Party
Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Road. The silent auction will
be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the luncheon will start
at noon. This is the largest fund-raiser the Guild has
every year. The style show will present fashions by
Coldwater Creek. The major raffle prize this year is
round-trip airfare for two in the continental United
States from Air Tran Airways. Raffle tickets can be
purchased by calling Julie McFarland at (330) 867-2762.
The proceeds from this event will help the Women’s
Guild support its pledge to the Civic Theatre. For reservations,
call Shirley Black at (330) 535-8402 by June 10. The
cost is $15.
SPRINGFIELD — The
Bluest Skies Foundation’s (BSF) Rock
the Park 2006
will take place June 17 at 2 p.m. at Tadmor Pavilion,
3000 Krebs Drive. Bands will include Altered Ending,
Drenalin, Interfuse, Kill the Fall, Last Chance Hero,
Nemesis 3, Save this City, Sparechange? and special
guest Aaron Jay. The cost is $6 in advance and $8 the
day of the show. For ticket information, visit www.rockthepark.com.
The BSF is a nonprofit organization founded in 2002
to raise money and awareness for area parks and recreation
areas through fund-raising concerts, while also promoting
local music. BSF is publicly funded and relies on donations
and fund-raisers for day-to-day operation.