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Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible — Canton Museum of Art
Thursday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, March 2 1001 Market Ave. N, Canton. In 1998, Saint John’s University and Benedictine Abbey commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible. The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated (illustrated / decorated) Bible in 500 years. This magnificent new exhibition features 34 display cases holding 68 of the original pages of the unbound work. Tickets are available at the museum box office or by phone at 330-453-7666. To order online or for more information, visit http://www.cantonart.org.
A Children’s Holiday and Anniversary Tree Lighting — Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus
Thursday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. 6505 Market St., Building C, Boardman. Help celebrate the fifth anniversary of the hospital’s Beeghly Campus. This free event is open to the public and features cocoa, cookies, carols, crafts, ornament decorating, face painting and a visit from Santa Claus. For more information, contact JoAnn Stock, director of development, Akron Children’s Hospital, at 330-746-9122 or by email at .
Breakfast With Santa — Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. NEOMED Conference and Event Center, 4209 S.R. 44, Rootstown. Enjoy a breakfast feast, plus bring your own camera to capture your child’s visit with Santa! Children’s activities include cookie decorating, face painting and arts and crafts. Tickets are $16.95 for adults and $5.95 for children ages 4-12. No charge for children under age 3. Reservations required by calling NEOMED Conference Services at 330-325-6850. For more information, visit http://www.neomed.edu.
Zoar Community Association Christmas in Zoar — Historic Zoar Village
Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. East of I-77 on S.R. 212 Musical entertainment in the Zoar church, private home tours and a live manger scene highlight this holiday event. Shop the juried craft show for gifts or visit Santa’s workshop to help your children make a unique item. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, a candlelight church service and tree lighting ceremony on Saturday. Admission is $7 for adults; children ages 12 and under are free. For more information, call 1-800-262-6195 or visit http://www.historiczoarvillage.com.
Free “Downton Abbey” Preview Screening — Western Reserve Public Media and Stambaugh Auditorium
Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Join fellow “Downton Abbey” fans for a free one-hour exclusive sneak preview of the show’s new season. Magnificent Stambaugh Auditorium offers the perfect setting for a peek at what’s to come on the show. Reservations are required for the free event. Call the Stambaugh Auditorium box office at 330-259-0555 or visit http://www.stambaughauditorium.com.
Paul Stankard Collection — Akron Art Museum
Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 1 S. High St., Akron. The Akron Art Museum is home to the world’s largest public collection of glass by the celebrated artist Paul Stankard, who is known internationally for his innovative rethinking of the traditional glass paperweight. The collection is a gift of Mike and Annie Belkin of Northeast Ohio. Stankard is simultaneously a master glass artist and an astonishing realist sculptor, with renditions of plants and insects seemingly like nature, miniaturized and preserved inside crystal-clear glass globes and cubes. For more information, call 330-376-9185 or visit http://www.akronartmuseum.org.