Stow glass artist featured in


Akron Glass Works hosts free glassblowing demonstrations every first and third Saturday of the month from 6 to 10 p.m.

Stow artist Russ O'Brien will be in the hot shop March 16. Viewers can also enter a drawing to win an original glass piece.

Akron Glass Works is at 106 N. Main St. For details, call 330-253-5888 or visit

Camera Club's works at CVAC

The Camera Club Show will be at Cuyahoga Valley Art Center from March 4 through 20.

Also during this time, David Everson will be the featured artist in the CVAC Artist Caf with his exhibit, "Sails and Seas Acrylics."

CVAC hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Youth theater stages 'Charlotte's Web'

Solon Center for the Arts Spotlight Youth Theater will perform "Charlotte's Web," adapted by Joseph Robinette based on the book by E.B. White, on March 7 at 7 p.m., March 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., and March 10 at 2 p.m.

"Charlotte's Web" is the story of Wilbur, a runt pig, who is adopted by a young girl named Fern. As Fern is helping Wilbur to grow big and strong, they learn of Wilbur's ultimate fate at the butcher. Charlotte the talented spider, with the help of Wilbur's loving barnyard friends, weaves a creative solution by spinning the words "Some Pig" in her web. Charlotte's words not only save Wilbur but make him a prized pig thus ensuring his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale is a wonderful story for the entire family that explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

Tickets are on sale now to the public for $8 each and can be purchased by phone by calling 440-337-1400 or in person at the center. Solon Center for the Arts is at 6315 SOM Center Road.

Theater goes

'To Grandmother's House' March 1-16

The Independence Community Theatre will stage "To Grandmother's House We Go" March 1 through 16.

Grandie lives in a large Victorian house with her brother, a retired art historian; her elderly maid/companion; and her widowed daughter, an artist. Inflation has taken its toll on their wealth, but Grandie's exacting standards remain unaltered. It is Thanksgiving and the three grandchildren come for a visit. All are facing major changes in their personal lives and all have requests to ask of the matriarch.

Tickets are $12. Call 216-447-0443 for information or reservations.

The theater is at Independence Olde Town Hall, 6652 Brecksville Road in Independence.

Theater ghosts part of preshow talk

Great Lakes Theater will present an extraordinary pre-show discussion and performance event exploring the paranormal and the haunted history of the Hanna Theatre (and PlayhouseSquare's other theaters), in conjunction with the company's production of Nol Coward's "Blithe Spirit," at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare on March 2.

Commencing at 6:15 p.m. with a pre-show discussion featuring nationally renowned paranormal expert Mary Ann Winkowski, the event will culminate with a performance of Great Lakes Theater's main stage production of "Blithe Spirit" at 7:30 p.m. as part of GLT's Classics and Conversations audience engagement series.

Tickets for the discussion/performance event range in price from $25 to $60 and are available by calling 216-241-5490, ext. 302 or by ordering online at

Fiddler featured

at E.J. Thomas

Natalie Macmaster will perform at The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall Stage Door March 1 at 8 p.m.

Best known as a virtuoso fiddler, Macmaster is a member of the Order of Canada, a Grammy and JUNO award winner and the majority of her 11 albums, including her latest, Cape Breton Girl released late last year, have reached gold status.

Guests should enter through the blue stage door on Hill Street. Light-fare, beverages and a cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $22. For more information, call 330-972-7570, or visit

Artists sought for

Mantua show

Mantua's Fifth Annual Art on the Hill will be July 13 on East Prospect Street. An application can be downloaded at or obtained by calling Christine Pitsinger at 330-414-6486.

Each year, more than 70 artisans selling and displaying their handmade works of art line both sides of the street with live-continuous entertainment complimenting the event.

'Sister Act' makes stop in Cleveland

"Sister Act," the family friendly, over the top spectacle with nuns that rock, is coming to the State Theatre at Playhouse Square March 5 through 17.

Performances are Tuesday through Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 pm.

Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at, 216-241-6000 or the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office. Groups of 15 or more call group sales at 216-640-8600.

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