The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

November 4, 2009



Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula, 440-964-3396. Gallery open 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut. 440-593-5888. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. 440-593-5888,

“Michael Wheeler Art Exhibit,” is now on display at the C.C.C.A. Michael Wheeler has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a Masters of Fine Art in Metal-Smithing from Edinboro University. He is also completing his Masters of Fine Art in Painting with a minor in metal and wood from the same university.

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 to Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Blue Moon Gallery, 245 N. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls.

Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland. 440-953-7327. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.

Lake Metroparks, 8800 Chardon Road, Kirtland. 440-256-2122.

Lake County East End YMCA, 730 N. Lake St., Madison; 440-428-5125.

Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., Painesville. 440-639-7856. Gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 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 and Saturday, Sunday. Parking is $3.

The Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Parking is free. 440-951-7500.

Presque Isle Artists Association, 4516 Wood St., Erie. 814-866-9351.

Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, 5648 W. Chapel Road, Madison. 440-428-5913.

Sculpture Center, 1834 E. 123 St., Cleveland. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Trumbull Art Gallery, 720 Mahoning Ave., Warren. 330-395-4876. Open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free.

Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown. 330-742-3285. Tuesdays by appointment; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, 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 to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Wildwood Cultural Center, 7645 Little Mountain Road, Mentor. 440-947-5735.


Ashtabula Arts Center will present “Forbidden Broadway.” Auditions will be held tomorrow from 1-3 p.m. and Sunday from 6-8 p.m. Bring a prepared reading of less than one minute and sheet music for a vocal selection of no longer than 90 seconds. Auditioners may be asked to read or sing something additional by the director. Wear comfortable clothing for a possible movement audition.


Beaded Tin, adult craft program, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Ashtbula County District Library. Bring an assortment of beads and $3 for materials. Call (440) 997-9341.

Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula; 440-964-3396. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 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 to Friday. Classes are available in painting, basket making, creative writing, theater, woodcarving, tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, painting, yoga, kick-fit and various exercises. E-mail or contact CCCA through its Web site (

Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, 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, recitals, art exhibits and cultural activities. Funding is received in part from the United Way and the Ohio Arts Council. For more information, contact Wanda Wareham (440 951-7500, ext. 104).


Ashtabula County Choral Music Society, for experienced singers over 17, rehearsals are 7-9 p.m., Children’s Choir, for grades 5-6, rehearses from 4-5 p.m., and Youth Choir for experienced singers in grades 7-12, rehearse from 5-6:30 p.m. All choirs rehearse Mondays at the First United Methodist Church, 4506 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. Fee is $25-30 per season. Visit or call (440) 224-2681.

Good Life, a mixed voice chorus invites all interested singers to join. Call Angela (440) 998-1883.

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 Cleveland State University campus. 216-556-4405.

Cleveland Orchestra, Severance 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 Orchestra. 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 Kingsboro Drive, Painesville. 440-350-1663.

Erie Philharmonic, 1006 State St., Erie. 814-455-1375.

Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown; Bliss Recital Hall, open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Concerts are held in Bliss Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.

Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland. 440-953-7261. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.

Kent State-Ashtabula, 3325 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. 440-964-4248. All Kent State-Ashtabula concerts are free in the Kent State-Ashtabula Auditorium. Punch and cookie receptions follow each concert.

Cuyahoga Community College, 700 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland. 216-987-2543.

Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., Painesville. 440-639-7856.

Kent/ Blossom, concerts held at Ludwig Recital Hall at Kent State University, Kent. 330-672-5436.

Monday Musical Club, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. 330-743-2717. Concerts are held at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St., Erie. 814-454-2852.

Cleveland Choral Arts Association, 1024 E. 17th St., Cleveland. 216-556-0590.

Cleveland Youth Orchestra, Cleveland. 216-987-2543.

Geauga Theater on the Square, Route 6 and Route 44, Chardon. 440-338-3171.

Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, 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.

Mentor Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. 440-951-7500.


Chili Con Comedy Improv Troupe, performing Jan. 30, 2010, May 8, 2010 at 8 p.m. on the Studio Stage at the Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. Audiences will laugh and be amazed at the wit and humor of these young actors as the incorporated suggestions and change into live performance. You will never see the same show twice! Visit or call (440) 951-7500.

David Ferrell, tomorrow at 7 p.m., nationally known professional comedian creates an evening of entertainment for all ages at Edgewood Senior High School Auditorium. Food/beverages available for purchase prior to show. Tickets: $10. Call 224-2313.

Bogey’s Comedy Club, Friday and Saturday, located at 28060 Chardon Road in Willoughby Hills, three-quarters of a mile off I-90 at the Bishop Road west exit. Bogey’s is open Tuesday through Saturday; Tuesdays 8 p.m. feature “The Bonk Show,” Wednesdays beginning at 8 p.m. the “Pro/Am Night,” and weekly Stand-Up Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, and 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Each show has a headliner, a featured act and an emcee. Tues: 8 p.m. – “The Bonk Show” –$5. Wed: 8 p.m. – Pro/ Am Night – $5. Shows will feature an emcee, feature act and a headliner. Tickets: Thurs: 8 p.m. – $8; Fri. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $12; Saturday 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $15.


Erie Heights Brass Ensemble, tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1342 W. Prospect, Ashtabula. There will be a cream chicken dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Call (440) 993-7111.

Natalie Askerova and Tom Gwilt, on piano and classical guitar respectively, Monday at 7 p.m. as a part of Ashtabula County Choral Music Society’s 20th Anniversary Season, will perform at the First United Methodist Church, 4506 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

House of Blues, Cleveland venue, for complete concert listings and ticket availability call 216-523-BLUE. Free membership by logging on to

Jewels Dance Hall, located at 1770 Mill St., Austinburg. “Conestoga” on tonight and tomorrow, “Next of Kin” on Nov. 13 and 14, “Wyld Ryde” Nov. 20 and 21, “Sixty Inch Slick” on Nov. 25, “Tony Rio and Relentless” Nov. 27 and 28. For more information go to or call (440) 275-5332.

The Palms, located at Route 618, Conneaut Lake, Pa. Bands play at 9:30 p.m. 814-382-3625. theofficialpalmsnightclub

“Tribute to Peggy Lee,” by Peggy Alee, tomorrow at 8 p.m., with swinging jazz standards of the 40s-80s in the style of Peggy Lee singer/guitarist at Struthers Library Theatre in Warren, Pa. For tickets call: (814) 489-3110.

An Elizabethan Yuletide Feaste, an evening of fine music, cuisine and theatre will be Dec. 3 (dress rehearsal with reduced menu-seating at 6:15 p.m.), Dec. 4 & 5(seating 6:15 p.m.), Dec. 6 (seating 1:30 p.m.) at the Lodge, 5600 Broadway, Geneva-on-the-Lake. ACCMS Chorale and Youth Choir will perform in collaboration with the Madison Chorale and Consort, Renaissance Dance Ensemble and the Madison Brass Quintet. Partake in a four course meal hosted by the Queen and her Court. Tickets are $20 for Dec. 3 , $45 for Dec. 4-6. Ask about full table discounts and the Lodge Yultide Weekend Package. Reservations required: (440) 415-1597.

16th Annual Ashtabula Orchestra Christmas Concert, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m., at Lakeside High School Performing Arts Center. A festive Christmas event for the whole family featuring the Ashtabula Orchestra, Ashtabula Choral Music Society, Lakeside High School Concert Choir and Lake County Messiah Chorus performing popular carols plus excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 students, with ages 6 and under free. A catered dinner will be held beforehand at 7 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria for $8. Make reservations at (440) 994-2211.

Denny Carleton & Friends, Coffeehouse Series at the Fine Arts Association in Willoughby. “Woodstock” Nov. 14, “The Great Duos” April 10, 2010 and “Denny’s Classic Coffeehouse” June 26, 2010. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are free.

“Cabin Fever Concert,” Jan. 31, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the Corning Auditorium, as a part of the Kaleidoscope Concert Series at the Willoughby Fine Arts Center. This is a family friendly concert performed by students and faculty. Free Admission.


DANCECleveland, 13110 Shaker Square, Suite 106, Cleveland, presents “Doug Elkins and Friends,” Nov. 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. in the Hanna Theatre at PlayhouseSquare; “Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company,” Jan. 30, 2010, at 8 p.m. in the Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSqure; “Aspen Santa Fe Ballet,” Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. in the Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare; and “Pilobolus Dance Theater,” May 8, 2010 at 8 p.m. in the Palace Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. For tickets call (216) 991-9000 or online at (

Lake Metroparks presents ballroom dancing, second and fourth Saturdays, 7:30 to 10 :30 p.m., at the Painesville Township Park Community Center. $6 per person, 18 years and over, concessions available. 440-354-3885.

Lake Metroparks presents country dancing, every second and fourth Fridays of the month, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., at the Painesville Township Park Community Center. $8 per person, 18-years and over. Concessions available. 440-354-3885.

Ashtabula Arts Center, presents “The Nutcracker” Dec. 4, 5 (sold out), 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, and 20. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. “Sugar Plum Luncheon” on Sat. Dec. 12 at noon. Luncheon tickets are $10 adults/$7 children (plus receive $1 off the following 2 p.m. show tickets). Reservations required. Call (440) 964-3396.

PlayhouseSquare, presents the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in “Nutcracker,” Dec. 10-13, for five performances at the Allen Theatre. Tickets start at $10. Groups of 16+ may get a discount. Visit or call (216) 664-6050.


Cuyahoga Valley National Park encompasses 33,00 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational and natural activities in one setting. Schedule of programs and activities for the months of October and November is available. Visit or or call (800) 445-9667.

Veteran’s Day Remembrance, Nov. 11 and 14, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Jefferson Historical Society, East Jefferson St. Come and see all the new pictures of our service men from the Jefferson area.

Fall Festival, Nov. 14., starting at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Jefferson. There will be turkey raffles, as well as raffles of ham and fresh food baskets, cash drawings, children’s games, a bake sale and a craft booth. Refreshments will include cabbage rolls, sausage sandwiches, nachos and cheese, homemade pies and more. Everyone welcome.

The JAHS Model UN Team will be hosting the 19th annual UN/Urging Student Activism conference, Nov. 13, 5 p.m. - to 10 p.m. and Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new Jefferson High School. There will be many local schools attending including Jefferson, Geneva, Edgewood and Lakeside. Admission is free.

Ladies Victorian Escape, Dec. 3, dinner at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Mugs Restaurant, Route 46, Jefferson. Museum tour at7:30 to 9 p.m., $15, call for tickets at 440-576-9588 or 440-563-3008. Door prizes and music.


Movies for teens, will be shown at the Ashtabula County District Library Dec. 19 at 1 p.m., plus Anime films shown Nov. 11 and Dec. 7 at 3:30 p.m., at 335 W. 44th St., Ashtabula. The Geneva Library will be showing teen movies Nov. 24 and Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m., at 860 Sherman St., Geneva. Call (440) 997-9341 for ACDL and (440) 466-4521 for Geneva information.

Cinématheque, the Cleveland Institute of Art, is located in the Gund Building at the corner of East Boulevard and Bellflower Road, University Circle, Cleveland. Admission is $8, members is $6. Check online for the latest offerings.


21st Christmas Extravaganza Victorian Perambulator Museum, November - Jan. 5, 2010, Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 26 E. Cedar St., Jefferson; or by appointment, 440-576-9588. Admission: adults, $5, and children, $4.

The Finnish American Cultural Center, open by appointment, 1330 W. Eighth and Joseph, 440-964-5790 or 440-998-2061.

Indian Museum, the Lake County Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio, 25 Public Square, Technical Center-Building B, Willoughby. Call (440) 951-3813.

Lake View Cemetery, founded in 1869 and known as “Cleveland’s Outdoor Museum and Arboretum,” offers year-round special tours and Speaker’s Bureau events, at 12316 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. For more information call (216) 421-2665.

International Women’s Air & Space Museum, 1501 N. Marginal Road, Cleveland. “Amelia Earhart Exibit” now through Nov. 21. Call (216) 623-1113 or visit (


Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. Season Subscriptions discounts available. Call (440) 964-3298.

G.B. Commuity Theatre presents “Blithe Spirit,” a comedy about a seance that turns into a nightmare of hilarity. Nov. 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. TICKETS: $11-14. Advance tickets discounted. Call arts center. “Forbidden Broadway,” Jan. 15-30, 2010; “The Diary of Anne Frank,” Feb. 12-27, 2010; “You Can’t Take It With You,” March 19-28, 2010.

Dinner Before the Show for “Blithe Spirit,” Nov. 7; “Forbidden Broadway,” Jan. 23, 2010; “The Diary of Anne Frank,” Feb. 20, 2010; “You Can’t Take It With You,” March 20, 2010. Reservations must be made by noon on the Wednesday prior to the dinner event. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $16 plus the price of the theater ticket.

Jefferson Area High School will present their fall musical tonight and tomorrow, 7:30 p.m. in the new high school auditorium.

A “Patriotic Teen Talent Show” will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrw at the Rock Creek Community Center. Participants are needed. For more information contact

Veteran’s Day program, The Pymatuning Valley School District invites all Veteran’s and the Andover area community to our annual Nov. 11, 7 p.m., in the beautiful Veteran’s Memorial Performing Arts Center. The Third Grade classes of Mrs. Woodard, Mrs. Snodgrass, Mrs. Neville and Mrs. Croston, under the direction of Mr. Hulburt, will be presenting the program. There will also be a few student solos and duets. A video presentation will highlight each musical number.

Conneaut Community Center for the Arts presents “A Christmas Carol,” Dec. 6, starring Michael Breeze, a one man show.

Bus Trips to Cleveland Playhouse Square, to see “Wicked,” Sunday, Nov. 29, or to see “Chicago,” Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010. Call the Conneaut Community Center for the Arts for information at 440-593-5888.

“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m., presented by Lakeside High School at 6600 Sanborn Road. Tickets are available at the door: $6 adult, $4 student/senior. For more information call (440) 993-2522.

Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. Order tickets by phone (440) 951-7500 or online at ( Three different season subscription packages available. Coming up: “If You Take a Mouse to School” (rated G), tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., tomorrow and Sunday at 2 p.m.; “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” (rated G) Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, and 18 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 28, 19, Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 2 p.m.; “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” (rated G), Feb. 26, March 5 and 12, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 27, 28, March 6, 7, 13, and 14, 2010 at 2 p.m.; “14th Annual One Act Festival” (rated adult), April 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and May 1, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.; “Grease” (rated PG), June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., June 6, 13, and 20, 2010, at 2 p.m.

Broadway Series at PlayhouseSquare, subscriptions are available by calling 216-830-7221 or online ( The seven-show KeyBank Broadway Series subscription package ranges from $85 to $480 per person.The complete seven-show KeyBank Broadway Series includes: “Chicago,” Jan. 12-24, 2010; “In The Heights,” Feb. 9-21, 2010; “Xanadu,” March 2-14, 2010; “Aug.: Osage County,” April 13-25, 2010; “Grease,” May 11-23, 2010; “Fiddler On The Roof,” June 15-27, 2010.

Geauga Lyric Theater, 101 Water St., Historic Chardon Square, presents “Of Mice and Men” now through Sunday; “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 4-20; “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Jan. 22-31, 2010; “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” March 5-28, 2010; “Hay Fever” May 7-23, 2010. Visit or call (440) 286-2255.

Rabbit Run Theater, 5648 W. Chapel Road, Madison. Coming next summer 2010: “On Golden Pond,” ”Frost/Nixon,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “The Light in the Piazza,” and “My Way-A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra.” Visit (