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MEDINA — Medina’s 11th annual “Walk With Spirits of the Past” event is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 8-9 and 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 10. Dramatic performances about Medina history will be given by actors from Medina Show Biz. Advance tickets are being sold at The Village Framer, 8 Public Square in Medina, and same-day tickets will be available at the event at 144 N. Broadway. Call (330) 725-6443 for more information.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — “Single Ticket Sales Day” for E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall and Akron Civic Theatre events, as well as The University of Akron’s Forum Series, will take place Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both performing arts venues will offer their entire season on sale, including all four Broadway shows and the entire lineup for the Chase Beyond Broadway Series. Tickets can be purchased through the Thomas Hall Ticket Office by calling (330) 972-7570, the Civic Theatre Box Office by calling (330) 253-2488 and all TicketMaster Centers by calling (330) 945-9400. Additional personnel will be on hand at both venues to serve those patrons who prefer to buy their tickets in person at the ticket office window. Tickets for most of the 2006-07 season performances will remain on sale after Sept. 9; however, tickets for “The Producers,” “Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy” and “Rent” will be on sale Sept. 9 only and then not again until later in the season. For a complete season schedule, call (330) 972-7570 or visit www.ejthomashall.com.
MEDINA — The fourth annual Working Artisans Gathering will take place Sept. 9-10 at Primitive Keepings, 2768 Pearl Road. The free event will run Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 10 from noon to 6 p.m. Guests will be able to see many Ohio artisans making Windsor chairs, cupboards, benches, tables, tin-smithing, hooked wool rugs, samplers and more. For more information, call (330) 764-7337 or visit www.primitivekeepings.com.
CANAL FULTON — The Yankee Peddler Festival and the Yankee Peddler Today Festival will take place Sept. 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24 at Clay’s Park Resort on state Route 93, just south of state Route 21. The festivals will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. General admission at the gates is $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for senior citizens, $2.50 for children ages 6-11 and free for children younger. Advanced tickets cost $1 less. One ticket admits visitors to both festivals. Parking is free. For further information, call (800) 535-5634, visit www.yankee peddlerfestival.com or write to Yankee Peddler Festivals, P.O. Box 458, Sharon Center, OH 44274-0458.
CLEVELAND — The Wiggles will take the stage at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University Nov. 9 at 3 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. and are available through TicketMaster by calling (330) 945-9400 and at the Wolstein Center Box Office. Prices range from $15.50 to $32.50.
HUDSON — Out of the Blue, composed of middle and high school students from Hudson Community Chapel’s Student Ministries, announces its 2006-07 season of Clean Comedy & Improv Jams. The shows will take place the second Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. at Hudson Community Chapel, 750 W. Streetsboro St. Upcoming shows will be Sept. 10, Oct. 8 and Nov. 12. The shows are free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages, according to organizers. For details, visit www.mirth.freeservers .com.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Akron Art Museum will present a free screening of “My Architect: A Son’s Journey” Sept. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Akron-Summit County Main Branch Library, 60 S. High St. This program, the latest installment of the museum’s Architecture Here and Now series, tells of the personal life of world-famous architect Louis Kahn. In this film, Kahn’s illegitimate son Nathaniel attempts to discover his father’s work and to understand the personal choices he made.
KENT — In conjunction with the Sept. 20 national premiere of “American Masters, Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film,” PBS 45 & 49 is sponsoring a day trip to Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum Sept. 30. Participants on the trip will board a chartered bus at PBS 45 & 49 in Kent at 9:30 a.m. The trip includes a screening of the film, plus lunch and a guided museum tour. The cost is $10 for PBS 45 & 49 members and $15 for nonmembers. Reservations are required by calling (800) 554-4549. The “American Masters” documentary will air Sept. 20-21 at 9 p.m. Directed by Ric Burns, it tells how Warhol uniquely grasped the realities of modern society, particularly the function of celebrity and the mass media. The film delves deeply into the archives of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, which opened in 1994.