The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

August 24, 2012

CALENDAR


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ART
Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula, 440-964-3396. Gallery open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. www. ashartscenter.org
Conneaut Community Cen#ter for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St., Con#neaut. 440-593-5888. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 440-593-5888, www.conneautartscenter.org 
Erie Art Museum, 411 State St., Erie. 814-459-5477. The museum offers a variety of temporary exhibits, as well as a permanent soft-sculpture collection. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Satur#day, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.erieartmuseum. org.
Blue Moon Gallery, 245 N. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls.
Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland. 440-953-7327. Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition May 18-July 15. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon#day through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. All exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more information, call 440-525-7029.
Lake Metroparks, 8800 Chardon Road, Kirtland. 440-256-2122.
Lake County East End YMCA, 730 N. Lake St., Madi#son; 440-428-5125.
Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., Painesville. 440-639-7856. Gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Lake Farm Park, 8800 Chardon Road, Kirtland. 440-256-2122.
McDonough Museum of Art, across from the Butler Institute of Art, on Wick Avenue, Youngstown. Hours are by appointment Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday; and noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Park#ing is $3.
The Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Wil#loughby. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Parking is free. 440-951-7500.
Presque Isle Artists As#sociation, 4516 Wood St., Erie. 814-866-9351.
Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, 5648 W. Chapel Road, Madison. 440-428-5913.
Sculpture Center, 1834 E. 123rd St., Cleveland. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Satur#day.
Trumbull Art Gallery, 720 Mahoning Ave., Warren. 330-395-4876. Open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sun#day. Free.
Youngstown State Univer#sity, One University Plaza, Youngstown. 330-742-3285. Tuesdays by ap#point#ment; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednes#day; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thurs#day, Friday and Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Valley Art Center, 155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Fri#day, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. www.valleyartcenter. org.
Wildwood Cultural Center, 7645 Little Mountain Road, Mentor. 440-947-5735.
CLASSES
Ashtabula County District Libra#ry has many free classes in computers, careers and the community. Many programs are free! For further info, call 440-997-9341 or check online (www.acdl.info).
Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula; 440-964-3396. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thurs#day, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satur#day. Classes offered for all types of dance, including ballet, and for music, voice, theater, visual arts and cooking.
Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut. 440-593-5888. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Classes are available in music, visual arts, theater, woodcarving, Zumba, tap, ballet, jazz, painting, yoga, and various exercise classes for all ages. Email kilpi1025@ suite224.net or contact CCCA through its website (www.conneautartscenter. org).
Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willough#by, is a nonprofit organization operating the School of Fine Arts with classes in music, art, dance and drama. FAA also offers a full season of theater performances, reci#tals, art exhibits and cultural activities. Funding is received in part from the United Way and the Ohio Arts Council. For more information, contact Wanda Ware#ham (440 951-7500, ext. 104). www.fineartsassociation. org
CLASSICAL
Ashtabula County Choral Music Society, for experienced singers over 17, re#hearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. Children’s Choir, for grades 5 and 6, rehearses 4 to 5 p.m., and Youth Choir for experienced singers in grades 7 through 12, re#hearses 5 to 6:30 p.m. All choirs rehearse Mondays at the First United Methodist Church, 4506 Elm Ave., Ash#tabula. Fee is $30 per season. Visit www.accms. org or call 440-224-2681.
The Good Life is made up of volunteers who love to sing and share their talents, is look#ing for individuals to join. They perform Christmas and spring concerts at the Ashta#bula Arts Center and for other organizations in the county. Anyone interested in auditioning or sponsoring should call Angela Ackley (440-998-1883).
New Horizons Band is an adults-only group geared toward beginning musicians and those who may be a little rusty. Meetings are Wednes#days at the Conneaut Com#mu#nity Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St. Instruments are available for rent at $5 per session. For further info, call 440-593-5888.
The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, East Ninth Street and Superior Avenue, Cleveland. 216-771-6666. All concerts are free.
Cleveland Institute of Music will hold concerts in Kulas Hall, 11021 East Blvd. 216-791-5000. All concerts are free, unless otherwise noted. Seating passes for free concerts are distributed 30 minutes prior to the concert, in the lobby.
Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra is holding concerts at the Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Theater, 11000 W. Pleasant Valley Road, Parma. 216-556-1800.
The Singers Club, Waetjen Auditorium, East 21st Street and Euclid Avenue, on the Cleveland State University campus. Repertoire of traditional men’s choral music, bold commissioned works and modern compositions. 216-556-4405.
Cleveland Orchestra, Sev#erance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. 800-686-114.
Friends of Music at Holy Trinity, One Trinity Place, corner of Penn Avenue and Clinton Street, Greenville, Pa. 724-588-8870.
Greenville Symphony Or#ches#tra. 724-475-3885. Tickets are $10 for students and children; $12, regular. 724-475-3885.
Blossom Music Center, 1145 Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. 216-231-1111.
Northeast Ohio Family Music Society, 2051 Kings#boro Drive, Painesville. 440-350-1663.
Erie Philharmonic, 1006 State St., Erie. 814-455-1375.
Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willough#by, in the Corning Theater. 440-951-7500. Free concerts.
Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland. 216-421-7340.
Erie Art Museum, 411 State St., Erie, Pa. 814-459-5477. www.erieartmuseum. org.
Mentor Fine Arts Asso#ciation, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. 440-951-7500.
COMEDY
Jewels Dance Hall, 1770 Mill St., Austinburg. For more info: www.jewelsdancehallonline.com or call (440) 354-5997.
CONCERTS
Sounds on the Shore, Wednesdays at Saybrook Township Park, Lake Road West, Ashtabula, at 7 p.m. Rain or shine under the pavillion. Dinner will be available before and during concerts. 
PlayHouseSquare Concerts, For more info: ncmchorus.org or call (216)556-0590.
Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Concert Series, in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Brecksville. Admission is usually $17 adults, $12 Conservancy members, $5 children 3-12.
Jewels Dance Hall, 1770 Mill St., Austinburg. For more info: www.jewelsdancehallonline.com or call (440) 354-5997.
Concert Series, at the Struthers Library Theatre, 302 W. Thrid Ave., Warren, Pa., and The Crown Theater, 21 E. Third St., Jamestown, Pa. Struthers: Call (814) 723-7231. Crown: Call (814) 489-3110. 
DANCE
Verb Ballets, Visit www.verballets.org or call (216) 397-3757.
GroundWorks Dance#Theater, a Cleveland-based company that presents ground#breaking work in contemporary dance, which em#braces risk and imagination, explores the human experience and en#livens the community. Tickets: $20 general, $25 preferred, $17 seniors, $10 students. For more information, check online (www. groundworksdance.org) or call 216-691-3180, Ext. 2.
Inlet Dance, for more info, check online (www.inletdance.org)
Ohio Dance Theatre, visit www.ohiodancetheatre.org or call 440-774-6077.
Ballroom dancing, presented by Lake Metroparks, second and fourth Saturdays, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Paines#ville Township Park Community Center. $6 per person, 18 years and over; concessions available; doors open at 7 p.m. 440-354-3885.
Country dancing, presented by Lake Metroparks, every second and fourth Fridays of the month, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., at the Painesville Township Park Community Center. $6 per person, 18 years and over; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Concessions available. 440-354-3885.
EVENTS
Cuyahoga Valley National Park encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational and natural ac#tivities in one setting.  Visit www. nps.gov/cuva or www. dayinthevalley.com or call 800-445-9667.
MOVIES
Cinématheque, the Cleveland Institute of Art, is located in the Gund Building at the corner of East Boulevard and Bellflower Road, University Circle, Cleveland. Ad#mission is $8, for members $6. Check online for the latest offerings. www.cia. edu/cinematheque.
MUSEUMS
Victorian Perambulator Museum of Jefferson, Please make an appointment: (440) 576-9588.
Historic Jefferson Depot Village, a quaint preserved “living history” village reminiscent of early life in the 1800s in Jefferson (147 E. Jefferson St.).
The Finnish American Cultural Center, open by appointment, 1330 W. Eighth and Joseph. 440-964-5790 or 440-998-2061. www.faha-ashtabula.org.
Drake Well Museum, will celebrate from noon to 5 p.m. on Aug. 26 the grand opening of a 10,000 square foot, petroleum exhibit called, “There’s a Drop of OIL and GAS in Your Life Every Day!” Gallery tours, historical re-enactors, demonstrators, food vendors and live music plus special guest appearances by Street Stock racer Leslie Bohrer and her car “Betsy” and Nancy DeCelle who was Pennzoil’s spokesmodel in the early 1960’s. Admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children 3+. Regular summer hours are Tues through Sats from 9-5 and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Visit www.drakewell.org or call (814) 827-2797.
THEATER
Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. Season-subscription discounts available. Call 440-964-3396.
Straw Hat Theare, a summer-only theater is located on the grounds of the Ashtabula Arts Center.
Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut. Call: (440) 593-5888.
Broadway Series at PlayhouseSquare, subscriptions are available by calling 216-830-7221 or online (www. PlayhouseSquare.org). The seven-show KeyBank Broad#way Se#ries subscription package ranges from $85 to $480 per person.
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, 40 River St., Cha#grin Falls. Visit www.cvlt. org.
Erie BROADWAY Series. For more information: www. ErieBroadwaySeries.com
Geauga Lyric Theater, 101 Water St., in the historic Char#don Square. Visit www.geaugatheater.org or call 440-286-2255.
Lakeland Community College, Call (440) 525-7526 for theater info and (440) 525-7134 for tickets.
Rabbit Run Theater, will present “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” now through Sept. 1 at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, 49 Park St., Madison. For more info: (440) 428-5913.