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RICHFIELD — The Richfield Civic Organization (RCO) is now taking orders for Akron and Cleveland 2008 Entertainment Books, which cost $30 and $25, respectively. Orders (along with appropriate payment) should be mailed to: Richfield Civic Organization, P.O. Box 37, Richfield, OH 44286. Specify how many of each book and include your delivery address (no P.O. Box numbers) as well as a contact phone number. Checks should be made payable to “Richfield Civic Organization.” Books will be available for delivery in early September and may be used as soon as you receive them. Orders will be accepted until Nov. 25. The RCO is a nonprofit organization and will use proceeds from this fund-raiser to help support its scholarship program, provide assistance to individuals/families in need within the community and to help fund various local special events and projects. Call Karen at (330) 659-4750 for more information.
CLEVELAND — The Panorama Film Series at The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) welcomes Cleveland-born cinematographer Stefan Czapsky Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. Czapsky will answer audience questions after a screening of “Edward Scissorhands,” which Czapsky shot. A member of the American Society of Cinematographers, Czapsky’s credits include “The Thin Blue Line,” “Batman Returns,” “Ed Wood” and the recent “Blades of Glory.” Regular admission prices to museum films is $8, or $6 for CMA members, $5 for senior citizens, $4 students or one Panorama voucher. Panorama Film Series vouchers (in books of 10) cost $55, or $45 for CMA members. The museum’s parking deck is closed for renovation; filmgoers can find alternate parking on the street or at nearby University Circle institutions.
HUDSON —- Sept. 4 marks the 26th annual Western Reserve Academy (WRA) Antiques Festival, sponsored by the Pioneer Women, a nonprofit organization comprised of mothers of past and present WRA students. The festival provides funding for special projects and activities for students as well as the ongoing restorations of the campus. Held outdoors rain or shine, the festival will take place on the WRA campus from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Preview Tickets for $20 allow early shopping from 8:30 to 10 a.m., all-day admission and breakfast served on the patio of Ellsworth Hall. Offered for purchase will be a wide variety of Americana, including period American furniture, Ohio antiques, early toys, wicker, garden statuary, folk art, Oriental rugs, pewter and early 18th and 19th century items. The Pioneer Women select a special antique for raffle each year. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and may be purchased at the Pioneer Women booth throughout the day. The raffle item for 2007 is a hand-made Heriz Oriental rug from Northwest Iran. It measures 8 feet, 1 inch by 11 feet, 11 inches. Free parking is provided. Sandwiches, salads, beverages and desserts will be available for purchase. General admission is $8 for adults; youths age 18 and younger will be admitted for free. For more information, call Judy Wilson at (330) 656-4308. Visit www. antiques festival.com for general information and directions.
WEST AKRON — The grounds of the Summit County Historical Society at 550 Copley Road will provide the setting for Progress Through Preservation’s (PTP) second annual Treasures Under the Tent Sale & Raffle Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will benefit the work of PTP in its mission of encouraging and promoting the preservation, maintenance, restoration and adaptive reuse of buildings, sites and neighborhoods that are of historic or architectural importance. Topping the list of raffle prizes visitors can win is a trip for two to French Lick Resort & Casino in Indiana. Other raffle prizes include dinner for two at the Barricelli Inn in Cleveland; a vacation package for two at the Dearborn Inn in Michigan; dinner for two at the Wooster Inn; and an overnight stay for two, including breakfast and a wine tasting, at the Priory Inn in Pittsburgh. Antique and historical treasures for sale will range from signed prints and books to furniture, architectural salvage and crystal dining ware. Admission is free and raffle tickets are $10. Raffle prize drawings will take place at 4 p.m., but attendees need not be present to win. For more details, including information about donating sale items and how to purchase raffle tickets before the event, call (330) 836-2144.
CLEVELAND — There’s still time to experience the DINOSAURS! and TOUCH! exhibits at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The two temporary exhibits will remain open through Sept. 16. TOUCH! Amazing Rays & Sharks gives visitors the opportunity to feel the skin of small sharks and barbless stingrays. DINOSAURS! brings visitors face-to-face with 15 life-size animatronic creatures. Admission to TOUCH! is $1 and free for zoo members and children younger than 2. Admission to DINOSAURS! is $2 and free for children younger than 2. Everyone can enjoy DINOSAURS! for free Sept. 15 as part of the zoo’s 125th anniversary ZOObilee party. The Zoo’s other summer programs also continue into September. Butterfly Magic at the Public Greenhouse remains open until Sept. 16, and “Dr. ZooLittle Wild Animal Show” runs daily at the Zoo Amphitheater through Sept. 3, and then weekends only through the end of September. The zoo’s regular exhibits are open all year. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with hours extended to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is $10 per person for ages 12 and older, $5 for children ages 2-11 and free for children younger than 2 and zoo members. For more information, visit www. clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.
MEDINA — The 12th annual “Walk With Spirits of the Past” is scheduled for Sept. 7-9. Tickets are on sale at Ormandy’s, 10 Public Square. The total number of tickets available for each night will be limited. This year the entire walk will be wheelchair accessible. Adult tickets may be purchased for $4 in advance, and tickets for all children younger than 12 may be purchased in advance for $1.50. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are available at the beginning point of the walk in the parking area of the Medina County Administration Building. Day-of-event prices are $5 for adults and $2 for children. The Medina County Show Biz Company, Medina Historical Society and Medina County Arts Council will cooperatively stage the event from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 7-8 and from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 9. Guides will lead groups to different sites around the Public Square area, where dramatic performances will take place. Call (330) 725-64443 for details.
COVENTRY — Tables are available for crafters who want to participate in the Interval Brotherhood Home Holiday Bazaar Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Interval Brotherhood Home, 3445 S. Main St. For more information, call Bud at (330) 644-6157.