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Observatory Park – Geauga Park District
Open daily at 6 a.m.; now until Memorial Day, open until 11 p.m.; Memorial Day to Labor Day, open until 1 a.m.
10610 Clay Street, Montville Township. One of only 15 “dark sky” parks in the United States, Observatory Park welcomes visitors wishing to observe the night skies without the interference of light pollution. As weather permits, enjoy looking through the Oberle telescope with a naturalist during staffed hours, or bring your own telescope any time during park hours and use one of the many telescope pads. For more information, phone 440-279-0820 or visit http://www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.
Packard Legacy Weekend; 27th Annual Industrial Art and Cultural Festival – National Packard Museum
Through July 4
1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. This annual event features the Packard automobile. An all-makes car show will take place on July 3. The W.D. Packard Band performs Monday, July 4, followed by a fireworks display. For more information, call 330-394-1899, or visit http://www.packardmuseum.org.
Art and the Animal – Canton Museum of Art
Through July 17
1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Put on your safari hat and bring the kids for a fun traveling exhibition that features more than 60 works by renowned wildlife artists and sculptors. Western Reserve PBS is a media sponsor for this event. For more information, call 330-453-7666 or visit http://www.cantonart.org.
Myopia – Mark Mothersbaugh – Akron Art Museum
Through Aug. 28
1 S. High St., Akron. Co-founder of the band DEVO, Mothersbaugh has been making art for more than 40 years. This body of work presents a unique combination of cultural criticism and personal expression through drawings, films, paintings, sculpture and music. Western Reserve PBS is a media sponsor of this event. For more information, call 330-376-9186 or visit http://www.akronartmuseum.org.
Wheels of Steel; The Mahoning Valley’s Car Culture – Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center
Through September 4
325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. This exhibit features objects and images from local car clubs, automotive artists, classic car collectors and more. For more information, visit http://www.mahoninghistory.org.
Butler Institute of American Art – Film on Art: The Shock of the New
Tuesdays at noon
524 Wick Ave. Youngstown, Ohio. This free series for continuing education, or pure entertainment, presents art history documentaries screened in the museum’s state-of-the-art Zona Auditorium in Beecher Center. In June, the event features episodes six through eight of the Robert Hughes TV series “The Shock of the New.” For more information, call 330-743-1107, or visit http://www.butlerart.com.
The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors – Renaissance Performing Arts Theatre
Wednesday, July 6, at 7 p.m.
138 Park Ave. W., Mansfield. Formed in 1969, the 19-member Jazz Ambassadors ensemble performs big band swing, bebop, patriotic selections and much more. Tickets are free, but required and available at the box office. For more information, call 419-522-2726.
Brew at the Zoo – Christmas in July – The Akron Zoo
Thursday, July 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
505 Euclid Ave., Akron. For age 21 and older only; registration required. Dress festively and sing along with DJ Kenny Kidd while enjoying the best Christmas ales and wines from local breweries and wineries. Food trucks will be present. Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, eight sample tastings and admission to the zoo after hours. For more information, visit http://www.akronzoo.com.
34th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival – Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea
July 22, 23, & 24
This festival offers a wide range of music as well as dancing. The festival showcases championship dancing and pipe bands, award-winning drama, authentic Irish food and much more. For more information, visit http://www.clevelandirish.org.
The Race: 55 Years of Racing for the Kids – Akron Children's Hospital
Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m.
Sheraton Suites, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. Join The Friends of Akron Children's Hospital for dinner and a night at the races. Proceeds benefit the hospital's Down Syndrome Program. Admission is $35; reservations required. Those unable to attend can purchase tickets for a benefit raffle. For more information, contact Taylor Dowling at 330-543-5022 or .
34th Annual Harvest Festival and Antique Show – Historic Zoar Village
Saturday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
198 Main St., Zoar. Tour all of the historic buildings, shop from artisans and antique dealers and enjoy the juried craft and art show. It is free to walk the village and shop the craft show. Cost to tour the antique show, artisan tent and historic museum buildings is $9 for adults; children 12 and under are free. For more information, call 330-874-3011 or visit http://historiczoarvillage.com.