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Community Events

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Kim Novak Extended: Pastel Paintings — The Butler Institute of American Art
Through Nov. 30 Giffuni Gallery, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Works by the Oregon artist whose name is synonymous with Hollywood film. For more information, call 330-743-1107 or visit http://www.ButlerArt.com.

Nutcracker — Ballet Theatre of Ohio
Nov. 29–Dec. 7 Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. Enjoy this popular holiday classic that was voted Akron’s #1 Holiday Show by Akron Beacon Journal readers. Tickets are available at Ballet Theatre of Ohio at 330-688-6065 and Akron Civic Theatre at 330-253-2488.

A Children’s Holiday Tree Lighting and Anniversary Celebration – Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley
Thursday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 pm 6505 Market St., Building C, Boardman. Enjoy cocoa, cookies, carols and the holiday tree lighting. Children’s activities include cookie and ornament decorating, crafts, coloring, face painting and a visit by Santa Claus! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Candace Madden at 330-746-9128 or email .

Glauser String Quartet Recital – Kent State University
Thursday, Dec. 4, from 8-9:30 p.m. Main Campus, Center for the Performing Arts. Free admission; recital is open to the general public. For more information, call 330-672-2172.

Christmas in Zoar – Historic Zoar Village
Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7, from noon to 5 p.m. 198 Main St., Zoar. Spark the holiday magic with musical entertainment in the Zoar Church, private home tours, historic demonstrations and more. Shop the juried craft show for unique gifts, or visit Santa’s workshop to help your children make a unique item. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides and a candlelight church service and tree-lighting ceremony on Saturday. Cost is $7/adult; children 12 and under free. For more information, call 330-874-2646.

A Downton Abbey Evening — Akron Civic Theatre Women’s Guild
Thursday, Dec. 11 Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. You are cordially invited to attend a free screening of the first episode of Downton Abbey’s new season, which premieres in early January on Western Reserve PBS. Come at 8 p.m. and feel free to wear your favorite flapper wear! Want to make it a more fabulous evening? For just $25, come early at 6:30 p.m. for A Downton Abbey Soirée. You’ll enjoy dainty sandwiches and delectable sweets, a signature cocktail of special significance (“The Poor Edith”), fine teas and coffees and live music of the Jazz Age by Josh Rzepka’s trio. At 8 p.m., retire to the balcony for the screening. Tickets are required for both events. Call the Akron Civic Theatre box office at 330-253-2488. For more information, visit WesternReservePBS.org.

Christmas With the Annie Moses Band – Stambaugh Auditorium
Friday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. 1000 5th Ave., Youngstown. Experience the beauty of the Christmas season with the Annie Moses Band as the acclaimed classical crossover ensemble performs stunning arrangements of holiday favorites. Order tickets by phone at 330-259-0555 or online at http://www.StambaughAuditorium.com.

Special Downton Abbey Preview Screening — Stambaugh Auditorium
Sunday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Be among the first to see the start of Downton Abbey’s new season before the award-winning drama airs on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Meet other fans and enjoy a one-hour sneak preview on the big screen! Reservations are required. For more information, visit WesternReservePBS.org. Call the Stambaugh Auditorium box office at 330-259-0555 or visit www.stambaughauditorium.com.

Holiday Pops – Akron Symphony
Thursday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Fir Hill, Akron. For the first time, the entire Symphony family performs together for the annual holiday celebration. Rousing choruses, inspirational songs and traditional carols will warm the heart and stir the soul. Tickets are available by calling 330-535-8131, or order online at http://akronsymphony.org.

A Downton Abbey Evening — Western Reserve PBS
Saturday, Feb. 14, beginning at 6 p.m. Sheraton Suites Akron-Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. This elegant Valentine’s dinner dance is a benefit for Western Reserve PBS. It features a five-course Edwardian feast, a dance performance and instruction, dancing to music from the ‘20s and eras that followed and a silent auction. Creative attire is encouraged! For more information about dinner and overnight-stay packages, call Western Reserve PBS at 1-800-554-4549 or visit http://westernreservepublicmedia.org/downton.

 
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A Downton Abbey Evening — Akron Civic Theatre Women’s Guild
Thursday, Dec. 11 Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. You are cordially invited to attend a free screening of the first episode of Downton Abbey’s new season, which premieres in early January on Western Reserve PBS. Come at 8 p.m. and feel free to wear your favorite flapper wear! Want to make it a more fabulous evening? For just $25, come early at 6:30 p.m. for A Downton Abbey Soirée. You’ll enjoy dainty sandwiches and delectable sweets, a signature cocktail of special significance (“The Poor Edith”), fine teas and coffees and live music of the Jazz Age by Josh Rzepka’s trio. At 8 p.m., retire to the balcony for the screening. Tickets are required for both events. Call the Akron Civic Theatre box office at 330-253-2488. For more information, visit WesternReservePBS.org.

Special Downton Abbey Preview Screening — Stambaugh Auditorium
Sunday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Be among the first to see the start of Downton Abbey’s new season before the award-winning drama airs on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Meet other fans and enjoy a one-hour sneak preview on the big screen! Reservations are required. For more information, visit WesternReservePBS.org. Call the Stambaugh Auditorium box office at 330-259-0555 or visit www.stambaughauditorium.com.

A Downton Abbey Evening — Western Reserve PBS
Saturday, Feb. 14, beginning at 6 p.m. Sheraton Suites Akron-Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. This elegant Valentine’s dinner dance is a benefit for Western Reserve PBS. It features a five-course Edwardian feast, a dance performance and instruction, dancing to music from the ‘20s and eras that followed and a silent auction. Creative attire is encouraged! For more information about dinner and overnight-stay packages, call Western Reserve PBS at 1-800-554-4549 or visit http://westernreservepublicmedia.org/downton.

 
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