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Pop Series: The Music of John Denver — Akron Symphony Orchestra
Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. The Akron Symphony Orchestra with Jim Curry and his band perform some of the greatest hits by one of the most popular recording artists of the 1970s — country-folk singer songwriter John Denver — featuring original charts created for orchestra. Tickets are available through the Akron Symphony box office at 330-535-8131 or http://www.akronsymphony.org.
Webinar: The Effects of Vision Impairments on Early Development — Akron Children’s Hospital
Tuesday, April 29, at 10 a.m. Web Ex Training Center. The presentation will cover a general understanding of the visual system, how vision affects each developmental domain and strategies for encouraging visual development/compensatory skills. Who should attend: Parents whose children ages birth through 5 have a delay or disability, and the professionals who serve them. Presenter Brenda Lammers, early intervention specialist, Cleveland Sight Center, has been working with infants and toddlers who are blind or have visual impairments and their families for over 20 years. Brenda has her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in Family Relations and Human Development. For more information, contact Janet Strottner, Family Child Learning Center, 330-633-2055, or email her at .
Concert for Kids: Babar the Elephant — The Akron Symphony Orchestra
Monday, April 30, through Friday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in community venues throughout greater Akron The Akron Symphony Orchestra will bring Babar the Elephant to life through music and storytelling that is geared toward children ages 2 to 6. Tickets are only $5 each. More information is available at 330-535-8131 or http://www.akronsymphony.org.
Sunday Matinee: All Aboard the Circus Train! — Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Sunday, May 4; depart Akron Northside at 11:45 a.m. or Rockside Station at 1:45 p.m. Park rangers and volunteers present this fun programming on one leg of the round trip. Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls! Welcome to CVSR’s very own version of the circus train. Faded images of the past tell tales of lion tamers, ringmasters and acrobats traveling through Peninsula. Join CVSR for a fun look at this former small-town tradition. Tickets: $18 for adults / $13 for kids. For more information at call 800-468-4070 or visit http://www.cvsr.com.
Northeast Ohio Medical University — Community Campus Tour
Monday, May 5, from 6-7:30 p.m. Conference Center, 4209 S.R. 44, Rootstown. This free monthly tour is open to the public and provides an overview of the campus and its facilities. The tour involves walking for upwards of an hour. No RSVP necessary. Please call if you require special accommodations. Contact Mike Kerrigan at 330-325-6264.
Write a Will Day — Western Reserve Public Media and Roetzel & Andress, LPA
Wednesday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1750 Campus Center Dr., Kent. Attorney Steven Cox of Roetzel will prepare simple wills as a free community service at this event, which is hosted in conjunction with Leave a Legacy Summit/Portage/Medina. Spaces are limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Toni Kayumi, Western Reserve Public Media chief development and communications officer, at 1-800-554-4549.
Verve Chamber Players — Kent State University
Sunday, May 11, from 5-6:30 p.m. Center for the Performing Arts, Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent Campus — Music & Speech Center. Open to the general public. For more information, contact the School of Music at 330-672-2172.
Bowling for Miracles — Akron Children’s Hospital
Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m. AMF Hall of Fame Lanes, 5155 Tuscarawas St. W, Canton. Join us at AMF Hall of Fame Lanes for three games of bowling, a silent auction and a Chinese raffle, all of which benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. For more information, contact Paula Ferryman, Foresters at 555 Delford Ave. NW, Massillon, Ohio, 44646, or 330-477-8160, or Nicci Avalon by phone at 330-543-8185 or email at .