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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 W. Campus Center Dr., Kent, Ohio, 44240.



Mark Perrott: Ancient Ink—The Butler Institute of American Art
Through Sept. 1 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Mark Perrott has spent decades documenting the ever-expanding tribe of tattooed Americans. In this current series, Perrott turns his camera to the now increasing tribe of highly decorated, aging and graying baby boomers. For more information, call 330-743-1107 or visit

A Heritage of Harvest: The Industry of Agriculture in Western Stark County
Through Oct. 13 121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with ProjectEAT!, the Canton Museum of Art, the William McKinley Museum and Presidential Library, StarkFresh and Walsh University. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit

Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad—Canton Museum of Art
Through Oct. 20 1001 Market Ave. N, Canton. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales has spent more than a decade meticulously researching “fugitive” slaves and the ways they escaped to freedom. For more information, call
330-453-7666 or visit

Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”—KSU School of Theatre and Dance
Aug. 1-11 Porthouse Theatre, 3143 O’Neil Road, Cuyahoga Falls. “The Music Man” is the funny and romantic story of fast-talking salesman Harold Hill. When Hill arrives in River City, Iowa, to con the townspeople and hurry off with their money, he doesn’t count on falling for the town librarian in the process. For more information, call 330-672-3884 or visit

Akron Symphony Summer Concert Series—Akron Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, Aug. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Goodyear Metro Park, 2077 Newton St., Akron; Sunday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Firestone Metro Park, 1480 Girard St., Akron. Under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, these concerts will feature music from Beethoven, Dvo?ák and John Williams; famous orchestral dances with music from Riverdance, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, and the irresistible can-can from Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, plus traditional spirituals with tenor Brandon Bell. For more information, call 330-535-8131 or visit

Thunder Roads Ohio Championship Bike Show—National Packard Museum
Saturday, Aug. 10 1899 Mahoning Ave., Warren. The organization’s “Ride-In” Bike Show Series welcomes local, regional and national participants. Exhibitors will compete in classes for awards including Best of Show and People’s Choice awards. All makes and models are welcome. Visit for registration information. For more information, call 330-394-1899 or visit

Paxton’s Women—The Butler Institute of American Art
Aug. 18 to Nov. 10 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. This exhibition features more than 40 large-scale and richly detailed paintings by accomplished portraitist William McGregor Paxton. It also incorporates a selection of works by the artist’s wife and muse, Elizabeth Okie Paxton. William Paxton is known for his meticulously detailed interiors. The exhibition is the first examination of William Paxton’s work in 40 years, and the first individual artistic study of Elizabeth Okie Paxton’s work. For more information, call 330-743-1107 or visit


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