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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 12
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.
Art and the Animal – Canton Museum of Art
Through July 17
1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Put on your safari hat and bring the kids for a fun traveling exhibition that features more than 60 works by renowned wildlife artists and sculptors. Western Reserve PBS is a media sponsor for this event. For more information, call 330-453-7666 or visit http://www.cantonart.org.
Myopia – Mark Mothersbaugh – Akron Art Museum
Through Aug. 28
1 S. High St., Akron. Co-founder of the band DEVO, Mothersbaugh has been making art for more than 40 years. This body of work presents a unique combination of cultural criticism and personal expression through drawings, films, paintings, sculpture and music. Western Reserve PBS is a media sponsor of this event. For more information, call 330-376-9186 or visit http://www.akronartmuseum.org.
Butler Institute of American Art – Film on Art: The Shock of the New
Tuesdays at noon
524 Wick Ave. Youngstown, Ohio. This free series for continuing education, or pure entertainment, presents art history documentaries screened in the museum’s state-of-the-art Zona Auditorium in Beecher Center. In June, the event features episodes six through eight of the Robert Hughes TV series “The Shock of the New.” For more information, call 330-743-1107, or visit http://www.butlerart.com.
Seventh Annual Car Show – MAPS Air Museum
Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2260 International Pkwy., Green. The car show includes a 50/50 drawing at 2 pm. There will be food vendors, music, many cars and the aircraft and displays of the MAPS Air Museum. Admission is $8; free for children age 8 and under. For more information, call 330-896-6332 or visit http://www.MAPSAirMuseum.com.