CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – The Fairmount Center for the Arts will hold its 46th annual juried art exhibition from Monday, August 8 through Saturday. August 27. The exhibition is open to the public during the centre’s opening hours. A closing reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 27.
The exhibit features Northeast Ohio artists in a variety of media. Jurors include Cleveland Heights photographer and designer GM Donley, Cleveland quilter and Praxis Fiber Studio studio manager Will Grimm, and South Russell artist and Geauga Arts Council president Carlene Holtz.
Artists are invited to submit up to three works in different categories from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 and from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 1. Cash prizes total $2,800, including a $1,000 Best of Show category. In recent years, more than 350 applications have been submitted to the jury. Additional information about visiting and entering the Fairmount Art Exhibition is available at fairmountcenter.org/exhibitions. FCA is located at 8400 Fairmount Road. in Russell Township.
Catch the Brugmansia virus: Learn how to grow and care for Angel’s Trumpet Bushes with stunning, fragrant, tropical flowers 6-12 inches long from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, August 11. Mature plants produce hundreds of blooms and can grow in the northeast Ohio climate with minimal care. . They repeatedly win first place ribbons at the Great Geauga County Fair. The class is offered by the Geauga County Volunteer Master Gardeners and is held at the home of Phyllis and John Mihalik, where you can tour their private gardens and enjoy iced tea, fountain and koi pond. A limited number of plants will be available for purchase. The cost to attend is $15. Pre-register with Wendy Ward at 440-834-4656 or [email protected] for directions. Make checks payable to OSU Extension and mail to OSU Extension Geauga County, Patterson Bldg., PO Box 387, 14269 Claridon Troy Rd. Burton, Ohio 44021.
Exterior film offered: Geauga Park District invites you to a free screening of the family film “Raya and the Last Dragon” on Saturday, August 13 under the stars at Observatory Park. The movie starts rolling at dusk, but you can come early to claim your spot with your chairs, blanket, and snacks. Don’t forget water and your insect repellent. Free frozen treats will be available in a truck while supplies last. The park is located at 10610 Clay St. in Montville Township. Check for weather updates before heading there at geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516. Face coverings are recommended for indoor buildings due to Covid-19 concerns.
Beatles Tribute Band Concert: Enjoy a selection of Beatles songs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at Riverside Park in downtown Chagrin Falls. Performed by tribute band Rubber Soul, the concert is free. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks.
Scholarship awarded: The Institute for Learning in Retirement-East recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a Hawaiian student enrolled in the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Baldwin Wallace University. The program is an intense 18-month program for nursing students that includes both classroom instruction and hands-on hospital experience. Due to privacy policies, BWU has not released the name of the winner.
The rabbi organizes the launch of the book: Rabbi Emeritus Daniel Roberts recently presented his children’s book to devotees and friends at Temple Emanu El in Orange Village. Titled Once Upon a Kingdom: Parabols of Morals, Values and Kindness, the book is intended to teach lessons in ethics to children aged 6 to 10 by appealing to their imaginations and their hearts. Roberts was inspired by stories he shared with children during his 35-year temple career. It is illustrated by Peter Trimarco and edited by Sherrie Sperling and Brenda Sheldon. Around 150 books were sold at the event. It’s available through Square for $18, with proceeds benefiting the temple. Contact https://once-upon-a-kingdom-book.square.site.
Back to school: Class 101, an independent college-prep business, is hosting a grand reopening celebration from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 3 at its renovated office, 10611 East Washington St. in Auburn Township. The public is invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony and enjoy food and beverages, as well as a chance to win four free hours of private ACT test prep lessons.
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