Organizations that purchase a Western Reserve Public Media nonprofit paid promotional announcements on-air package
also receive a free listing in our Select Events column
in both The Alternative and online. If you are interested
in taking advantage of our on-air package for nonprofits,
call the station at 1-800-554-4549.
Observatory Park – Geauga Park District
Open daily at 6 a.m.; now until Memorial Day, open until 11 p.m.; Memorial Day to Labor Day, open until 1 a.m. 10610 Clay Street, Montville Township. One of only 15 “dark sky” parks in the United States, Observatory Park welcomes visitors wishing to observe the night skies without the interference of light pollution. As weather permits, enjoy looking through the Oberle telescope with a naturalist during staffed hours, or bring your own telescope any time during park hours and use one of the many telescope pads. For more information, phone 440-279-0820 or visit http://www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.
“What’s in Your Barn” Antique Motorcycle Exhibit – National Packard Museum
Now through June 16 1899 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren. The National Packard Museum’s 16th annual antique motorcycle exhibit, “What’s in Your Barn?,” serves to educate audiences about motorcycle history and to raise awareness of the significance of the motorcycle to transportation history. For more information call 330-394-1899 or visit http://www.packardmuseum.org.
Senior Art and Learn – Butler Institute of American Art
Third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. 542 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Senior citizens can enjoy a docents-guided tour focusing on particular works of art. Afterward, a light breakfast is available in the Collections Café. Breakfast reservations must be made ahead of time through the Education Department at 330-743-1107, ext.114.
Carmina Burana With GroundWorks – Akron Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m. EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. One of the most recognizable works in the world weaves together songs of love, nature and fate. Following their unforgettable “Rite of Spring” in 2013, GroundWorks expresses this powerfully seductive music through movement and dance. For more information, call 330-535-8131 or visit http://akronsymphony.org.
Write a Will Day – Western Reserve PBS
Tuesday, May 10 1750 Campus Center Dr., Kent. As a public service, attorneys will prepare simple wills. Spaces are limited and reservations are required. For more information, call Western Reserve PBS at 1-800-554-4549 or visit http://westernreservepublicmedia.org/write-a-will-day.htm.
Spring Plant Sale – Stark County District Parks
Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Exploration Gateway Shelter, Sippo Lake Park, 5710-5712 12th St. NW, Canton. A variety of native Ohio plants will be available for your rain garden, sunny spots, or shady spots at this cash-and-carry sale. For more information, call 330-409-8096 or visit http://starkparks.com.