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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.



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

Paxton’s Women—The Butler Institute of American Art
Through 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

Meet the Brandenbergs—Youngstown Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. Ford Family Recital Hall, DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal Plaza, Youngstown. The six Brandenberg concerti for orchestra acquired their name from the Margrave of Brandenberg, who commissioned them from Bach some around 1720. For tickets, call 330-744-0264 or visit

Symphonic Shakespeare—Akron Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. The orchestra will explore music from the film adaptations of two of Shakespeare’s greatest works—”Hamlet” and “Henry V”—along with a dramatic piece from acclaimed composer Ethel Smyth. For more information, call 330-535-8131 or visit




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