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Western Reserve Public Media is accepting special events submissions for the History Circle’s Calendar of Events. The deadline for submissions is the 25th of each month for inclusion in the following month’s newsletter. Information can be e-mailed to or mailed to Diane Steinert, Western Reserve Public Media, 1750 Campus Center Dr., Kent, Ohio, 44240.


The Museum Collection: C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Galleries—Akron Art Museum
1 S. High St., Akron. The art displayed in the McDowell Galleries features work from the Akron Art Museum collection from 1850-1950. The galleries are currently arranged according to three themes: In a Romantic Mood: Turn of the Twentieth Century Painting; The Modernist Approach: Northeast Ohio’s Artists and Collectors; and William Sommer: Master of Ohio’s Brandywine Valley. Free admission on Thursdays. For more information, visit

Stark County in the Great War—Massillon Museum
Through Nov. 12; opening reception is June 10 from 7-9 p.m.; free admission 121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. This exhibit commemorates the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I, featuring artifacts from the permanent collection. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit

A Century of Fashion by Pete Ballard—The Butler Institute of American Art
Through 2017 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. This is an exhibition of historically accurate women’s fashion costumes modeled on specific period fashions and reproduced from fashion plates of the era, brought to life on Ballard’s dolls sculpted of papier-mache. For more information, visit

4th of July Concert—Akron Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, July 4, at 8 p.m. Lock 3, 200 S. Main St., Akron. This free concert will feature a salute to America and a variety of popular favorites, including Lowden’s “Armed Forces Salute”, Sousa’s “Washington Post March,” the theme from “Rocky” and the march from “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” The performance will close with “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” For more information, call 330-535-8131 or visit

The Little Mermaid—Renaissance Performing Arts
Saturday, July 29, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 30, at 2:30 p.m. 138 Park Ave. W., Mansfield. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Directed by Kris Kyer, the production features a cast of local artists. For tickets, call 419-522-2726 or visit

Reflections of Italy—Western Reserve PBS
Oct. 4-13, 2017 In cooperation with Collette Tours, we are sponsoring a trip to one of the most romantic places in the world, with stops in Rome, Venice, Siena, Florence, Milan and more! For more information, call 1-800-554-4549 or visit


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