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CANTON — Canton’s Improv Comedy Troupe “Scared Scriptless” will perform its one year anniversary show at Player’s Guild June 9 in the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N., with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. and the performance at 8. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door. The performance will showcase the talents of David Sponhour, Ryan Lynn, Zach DeNardi, Kaylene Williams, Kevin Pond and Mandy Altimus. The shows, rated PG-13, are unscripted and depend on audience suggestions. For more information, visit the Web sites www.myspace.com/scared_scriptless or www.playersguild theatre.com.
HARTVILLE — Quail Hollow State Park will offer a series of workshops on Nature Journaling June 10, 17 and 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Carriage House Nature Center. Participants are asked to bring a sketchbook and choice of drawing medium (graphite pencil, ink pens, color pencil or watercolor pencil) to visually record observations during hikes. Some materials will be available for those who need them. Reservations are not required. For more information, call Quail Hollow State Park at (330) 877-6652.
BERLIN CENTER —
Five local wineries (The Winery at Wolf Creek, of Norton;
Candlelight Winery, of Garrettsville; Mastropietro Winery,
of Berlin Center; Myrddin Winery, of Berlin Center;
and Viking Vineyards & Winery, of Kent) have joined
forces to create the Uncork
Summer Wine and Art Festival,
set for June 10 from noon to 8 p.m. on the grounds of
Mastropietro Winery. Wines from all of the wineries
will be available to sample, to purchase by the glass
or to purchase by the bottle to take home. Besides the
wineries, many local artists will be present selling
their creations; Peggy Coyle and Brad Bolton, as well
as Sounds Around Town, will provide musical entertainment
all afternoon; and food will be available to purchase.
For ticket information, call one of the wineries: Wolf
Creek, (330) 666-9285; Mastropietro, (330) 547-2151;
Candlelight, (330) 527-4118; Myrddin, (330) 654-9181;
or Viking, (330) 678-2080.
FAIRLAWN — Summit Choral Society’s Touring Choir will perform a free “Bon Voyage” concert to celebrate the group’s upcoming international tour to Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Fairlawn Lutheran Church, 3415 W. Market St. A freewill offering will be taken, with proceeds going to support the choir’s musical voyage. The choir will spend two weeks in June traveling through Central Europe to perform concerts in five major cathedrals, as well as in schools and at special functions hosted by various cities. A special reception and concert is being planned for the choir by the city of Chemnitz, Germany, Akron’s sister city. For details, call (330) 434-SING (7464).
WEST AKRON — A Garden Wedding will be exhibited now through July 28 inside the Perkins Stone Mansion, 465 S. Portage Path. The Summit County Historical Society (SCHS) clothing collection has produced wedding gowns dating from the mid-19th century through the 1970s era for display. The exhibit also features clothing for the mother-of-the-bride, bridesmaids, grooms and attendees of the different time periods. A special feature of the exhibit will be a 1950s’ wedding dress by designer Oleg Cassini. On loan from The Discovery Shop, operated by the American Cancer Society, this dress features detailed embroidery work with sequins and netting. SCHS Board of Directors member Ruth Clinefelter and SCHS volunteer Betty Rolenz created the idea for the exhibit as a result of two years of work sorting, identifying and cataloging the extensive collection of children’s and women’s clothing. Assisting them with the exhibit development was Ellen DeLong, a University of Akron master’s student intern. The exhibit is open to visitors Wednesdays through Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Tour prices are $6 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and free to SCHS members.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The One-in-Six Foundation’s Blue Ribbon Bash will take place June 16 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the National Inventors Hall of Fame, 221 S. Broadway. The theme is Caribbean, and island-inspired food and drinks will be catered by Moe’s Restaurant. Festivities will include dancing to reggae and salsa music by Rolando Pizano’s band and a live auction featuring vacation destinations. Tropical attire is encouraged. Proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation, which was founded to raise money for prostrate cancer research and education awareness. For tickets, call Becky Glover at (330) 208-1034.
CANTON — Rainbow Repertory will present Alturo Shelton at the Canton Cabaret, located at the Metropolitan Center, 601 Cleveland Ave., June 16-17. Shelton is an accomplished instrumentalist, dancer and actor who will perform impressions of Sammy Davis Jr., Redd Foxx, Steve Wonder and others. He has performed with Patti La Belle, Jamie Fox, Redd Foxx, Bill Cosby, Sinbad, Steve Harvey, Monique, Dionne Warwick, the Gatlin Brothers, Stevie Wonder and others. Show times are June 16 at 8 p.m. for $25 and June 17 with a 2 p.m. buffet and 3:30 show for $35. For tickets or information call (330) 456-7397 or (330) 327-6554. Seating is limited.
CLEVELAND — Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has opened two major seasonal exhibits for the summer — DINOSAURS! and TOUCH! Amazing Rays & Sharks. This year’s DINOSAURS! exhibit features 15 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including several never before seen at the zoo. DINOSAURS! admission is $2 for all visitors in addition to the regular zoo admission, and free for children younger than 2. TOUCH! Amazing Rays & Sharks allows zoo visitors to reach into an 11,000-gallon saltwater tank and feel the smooth skin of barbless stingrays as they swim about with sharks. Admission to TOUCH! is $1 per person in addition to regular admission, and free for zoo members and children younger 2. Both DINOSAURS! and TOUCH! are open daily through Sept. 16. For more information, visit www.clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., will host JSK Café lunches on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Aug. 31. The cost is $7 and includes a beverage. Special/pick-up orders must be received before 11 a.m. Tours of the John S. Knight Center are conducted every 15 minutes. For more information, including a menu, call (330) 374-8900 or visit www.johnsknightcenter.org and click on “What’s New.”
KENT — This summer, PBS 45 & 49 will host four free workshops to teach community members how to collect videotaped oral histories from local World War II veterans and others who have recollections of living stateside during the war. Participants in the workshops will then be invited to videotape oral histories and submit them to the station for possible broadcast and placement in the on-demand archives on the PBS 45 & 49 Web site, www.pbs4549.org. The project is part of a national effort sponsored by PBS and the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project in association with the September release of Ken Burns’ World War II documentary “The War.” PBS 45 & 49 will forward all of its submissions to the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project for inclusion in the national project. Participants are asked to bring a video camera to the free workshops, which will take place from 9 a.m. to noon as follows:
June 30, Stow-Munroe Falls Library;
July 13, Stark County Library, Canton; and
July 28, Kent State University Trumbull Campus, Warren.
Registration is required by calling (800) 554-4549. PBS 45 & 49 will accept any video submissions for its local Web site, regardless of participation in one of its workshops.
HARTVILLE — A Summer
Fun Cruise-In will
take place June 27, July 25 and Aug. 29 from 6 to 9
p.m. at the Edison Park Shopping Center, 808-908 W.
Maple St. Car entry fee is $5; browsing is free. Trophies,
“merchant’s choice,” dash plaques
and door prizes will be presented, and the event will
include 1950s and ‘60s music by The Spikeman.
Federated Auto’s NASCAR pace truck also will be
MASSILLON — The Massillon Museum’s summer exhibition, Midwestern Visions of Impressionism, will illustrate the significance of 33 painters and their work between the 1890s and 1930s. The exhibition is in the Museum’s main gallery continues through Aug. 19. Approximately 70 paintings will highlight artists, born or raised in the Midwest who practiced American Impressionism from the 1890s to the 1930s, including: John Ottis Adams, George Adomeit, George Ames Aldrich, May Ames, Otto Bacher, Clarence Ball, Karl Albert Buehr, V.J. Cariani, William Merritt Chase, William Clusmann, Charles Dahlgreen, Frank Virgil Dudley, Maude Eggemeyer, William Forsyth, Alexis Jean Fournier, Marie Goth, Frederick Gottwald, Carl Graf, Louis Oscar Griffith, Lucy Hartrath, Emil Jacques, Karl Kappes, Lewis Henry Meakin, Pauline Palmer, Louis Ritman, Ada Walter Shulz, Adolph Shulz, Otto Stark, Theodore Clement Steele, John Henry Twachtman, Will Vawter, Abel Warshawsky, and Edward Williams. The paintings have been borrowed from various museums, galleries, and private collections throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. A series of accompanying activities are planned: classes featuring Impressionist movement and painting (beginning in June); Gallery Talks (June 20 and July 11); Impressionist Workshops for Children (June 23, July 21, and Aug. 18); Brown Bag Lunch (June 26); Impressionism Summer Camp (Aug. 7) and Watercolor Demonstrations, Nancy Stewart Matin and Brian Robinson (Aug. 19). An 80-page, soft cover catalog on the exhibition also will be available. Call the Massillon Museum at (330) 833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org for details. Also, a special package, including hot and cold breakfast selections, an in-room gift and weekend tickets for a movie at the historic Lions Lincoln Theatre, will be available throughout the run of the show-a night at the Hampton Inn Massillon. For details, call the Hampton Inn (330) 834-1144 or (800)-HAMPTON or the Massillon Museum. The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way E.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — “Paul: A Musical Journey” returns to Akron June 30 at 8 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. The musical was written by Akron native Charles Myricks Jr. and opened in Akron in January 2005. Through R&B, gospel and jazz music, Myricks spins a tale of love, hope and passion covering Paul’s early days as a persecutor of early Christians, his conversion and his martyrdom. For tickets, call (330) 972-7570 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Group tickets are available by calling (330) 650-1340.
NORTH CANTON — Malone College will be a major sponsor for the fourth annual Art of Worship Conference, featuring Christian artist Margaret Becker, July 13-14 at Canton First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave. This year’s conference is themed “In the Way” and is intended to refresh, uplift and encourage artists of every genre (dance, writers, musicians, visual artists, etc.) Everyone ages 14 and older are welcome. Some lodging scholarships are available courtesy of the college. Conference workshops, clinics and roundtable discussions will be conducted in writing, drama, dance, visual art, musical worship, arts community, arts leadership and arts traditions. Complete descriptions for all sessions, including presenter bios and links, are available online at www.firstfriends.org/arts.
MASSILLON — Malone
College, in conjunction with The Light Christian Books
and Music, will be the main stage sponsor of the third
annual Tear Down the Walls
Festival Aug. 11 at 11 a.m.
The event will feature Decyfer Down, Since October,
Spur58, Fighting Instinct, Broken3418, This Fires Embrace
and Divine Soldiers, all on the main stage. The all-day
event will take place at the Forty Corners Church of
God, 3474 Beaumont Ave. N.W. In addition, Malone College
is sponsoring the complete CBAM weekly concert series
at 332 Erie St. S. For details, visit www.myspace.com/thelightcbam.
CUYAHOGA FALLS —
Annual Riverfront Irish Festival
will take place June 8-10 and include musical entertainment
by Brigid’s Cross, Glengarry Boys, Homeland, New
Barleycorn, Searson, The Cleveland Police Pipe &
Drum Corps and more Irish and Celtic bands from across
the United States. Hosted at Falls River Square, the
family-friendly event features three stages of music,
traditional Irish and American fare and free admission.
Other highlights will include traditional and ceili
dancers, a 5K and 1-mile fun run and more. Sponsored
by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Brendan Division,
the festival will run June 8 from 5 p.m. to midnight,
June 9 from 1 p.m. to midnight and begins June 10 with
Mass at 11 a.m. and entertainment from 12:45 to 7 p.m.
For details, visit www.riverfrontirishfest.com or
call (330) 434-1916.