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Organist David Higgs – Stambaugh Auditorium
Sunday, April 12, at 4 p.m. 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. One of America’s leading concert organists, David Higgs includes Stambaugh Auditorium among his chosen venues for this solo presentation of organ music. Mr. Higgs’ outstanding virtues as an organist guarantee a remarkable performance that will superbly reflect the scope of the instrument. For tickets, call 330-259-0555 or visit http://www.stambaughauditorium.com.

Plant the Seed to Read Book Festival — Fellows Riverside Gardens
Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. “Soar Into Reading” during the ninth annual Children’s Book Festival at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks. Western Reserve PBS, the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Mill Creek MetroParks and Altrusa Club of Youngstown present an event that brings together authors, illustrators, book characters, storytellers and hands-on activities for children to promote literacy in the Mahoning Valley. Bring your camera and come to the Western Reserve PBS booth for a meet-and-greet with the lead characters from the popular PBS Kids show “Peg + Cat”! For more information, call Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-740-7116.

Beethoven Festival Concerts – Canton Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. Umstattd Performing Arts Hall 2323 17th Street NW, Canton. The orchestra closes out its Beethoven Festival with acclaimed pianist André Watts performing Beethoven’s piano concerti numbers 4 and 5 (April 25). The festival’s final concert on April 26 includes a combined chorus, six vocal soloists and Watts on “Choral Fantasy” and the monumental Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy.” Tickets are $25-$45 and available from the box office weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 330-452-2094 or online at http://www.cantonsymphony.org/beethoven-festival.

South Pacific – Akron Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 25, at 7:05 p.m. E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. Based on the novel by James Michener, this fully staged performance touches upon themes of love, race and war with sensitivity and power. For tickets, call 330-535-8131 or visit http://akronsymphonyorchestra.org.

Kay Jewelers Pavilion Grand Opening – Akron Children’s Hospital
Sunday, April 26, from 1-4 p.m. 1 Perkins Square, Akron. Akron Children’s Hospital invites you to celebrate its 125th anniversary with the unveiling of its new Kay Jewelers Pavilion, a building totally unlike any other pediatric facility in this region. For details about the community grand opening event, visit http://125.akronchildrens.org.

 
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Peg + Cat Plant the Seed to Read Book Festival — Fellows Riverside Gardens
Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. “Soar Into Reading” during the ninth annual Children’s Book Festival at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks. Western Reserve PBS, the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Mill Creek MetroParks and Altrusa Club of Youngstown present an event that brings together authors, illustrators, book characters, storytellers and hands-on activities for children to promote literacy in the Mahoning Valley. Bring your camera and come to the Western Reserve PBS booth for a meet-and-greet with the lead characters from the popular PBS Kids show “Peg + Cat”! For more information, call Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-740-7116.
 
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