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Community Events

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Packard’s ’56 Auto Show Exhibit – The National Packard Museum
Through Dec. 30 1899 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Enjoy this re-creation of Packard’s 1956 Auto Show. For more information, call 330-394-1899 or visit

Forty-second Annual Harvest Festival and Antique Show – Historic Zoar Village
Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 198 Main St., Zoar. Tour historic buildings, shop from high-quality artisans and antique dealers, enjoy a juried craft and art show and learn from a variety of historic demonstrators.There is no charge to walk the village and shop the craft show. Cost to tour the antique show, artisan tent and historic museum buildings is $8 per adult; children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit

Summer Safari – Akron Zoo
Saturday, Aug. 1, from 7-10 p.m. 504 Euclid Ave., Akron. Spend an elegant evening at the Akron Zoo and help raise funds for the care of the animals. Guests will enjoy live animal encounters, live music, drinks and fine food provided by several of the area’s best restaurants and caterers. The evening will also include a silent auction and raffle. For more information, call 330-375-2550 or visit

Summer Concerts – Akron Symphony Orchestra
Sundays, Aug. 2-16, at 7:30 p.m. Glendale Cemetery, Hardesty Park and Goodyear Heights Metro Park, consecutively. Spend your summer nights enjoying free concerts in city parks. For more information, call 330-535-8131 or visit

Members’ Night II – Akron Zoo
Thursday, Aug. 13, from 5-9 p.m. The zoo will be open late for members, at no additional charge, and will feature special events. For more information, call 330-375-2550 or visit

Summer Serenades – Canton Symphony Orchestra String Quartet
Thursday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at David Fichtner Outdoor Education Center; Woodwind Quintet: Sunday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 pm at Minerva Municipal Park Enjoy these free concerts. For rain dates or more information, call 330-452-3434 or visit

Marlene Aron: The Magic and Mystery of Vincent van Gogh – The Butler Institute of American Art
Sunday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m. Beecher Center Auditorium, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. This free talk explores van Gogh’s life and works. For more information, call 330-743-1107 or visit

Harness Race Rally – Akron Children’s Hospital
Friday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. Northfield Park, 10705 Northfield Road, Northfield. Join the Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital for this fund-raiser. For more information, call Machelle Syx at 330-543-0137.



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