CVLT presents ‘The Ladies Foursome’

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre is teeing off your spring with “The Ladies Foursome,” a heartwarming comedy from playwright Norm Foster. Performances on CVLT’s Main Stage are Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. from May 31 to June 16 and on Sundays June 9 and 16 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $19 with a $4 discount for seniors and students. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available. Tickets can be purchased at CVLT.org or by calling 440-247-8955 between 1-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. CVLT is located at 40 River St. in Chagrin Falls.

Ursuline 2019 Summer Mash-Up

The Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery at Ursuline College presents “2019 Summer Mash-Up,” on display from June 7-28. A free, public opening reception will be held on June 7 from 5-8 p.m. featuring live music by Gruve Tonic. This exhibition features a diverse selection of joyful, evocative and powerful work created by emerging and established artists and curated by Wasmer Gallery Director Anna Arnold. Ursuline is located at 2550 Lander Road in Pepper Pike. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.ursuline.edu/mashup.

Beginner’s drawing at OAC

Orange Art Center’s Beginning Drawing class will explore the elements of art, composition, color and mark making while developing your observational abilities. Experiment with different materials including charcoal, graphite and pastels. Demonstrations and visual examples will be provided and all students will receive individual attention. Classes are held Thursdays July 11 to Aug. 15 from 6-9 p.m. For more information or to register, visit orangeartcenter.org.

Make a Difference Day

Fairmount Center for the Arts is grateful to be selected to be part of KeyBank’s “Make a Difference Day” on May 15. Nine employees from the Chester and Bainbridge branches of KeyBank volunteered their afternoon at Fairmount Center for the Arts in Russell. These volunteers worked to weed, plant and landscape the outdoor area as well as painted several interactive components, such as hopscotch and four-square, that will be used this summer during Fairmount’s summer camp programs.

Museum waives vets’ admissions

This summer, the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum, along with 53 other Ohio museums, will open their doors to members of the military and their families as part of the 10th annual Blue Star Museums program, an initiative that offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families, from Armed Forces Day on May 18 through Labor Day on Sept. 2.

Blue Star Museums is presented by the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families and the U.S. Department of Defense. More than 2,000 museums nationwide participate in the program each year.

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card, DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID) or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

Fairmount ‘Monet’ speaker series

Fairmount Center for the Arts, 8400 Fairmount Road in Russell, announces their fifth in a lineup of their speaker series, “Monet.” This free, community event will be held on June 13 at 7 p.m. Get an insider’s view of the stories behind the art of Monet as told by art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman.

This series is designed for adults but is family-friendly with refreshments provided. Free and open to the community, but due to space restrictions, an RSVP is requested. RSVP may be made to 440-338-3171 or via email at info@fairmountcenter.org. For more information about this or any of Fairmount’s multi-arts programs, call 440-338-3171 or visit www.fairmountcenter.org.

Grange hosts bluegrass jamboree

Hambden Grange will host Mark Posey’s Doghouse Entertainment Bluegrass Jamboree on May 25 and will feature “South 79” and “Lost and Lonesome.” Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. A food stand will be available. Tickets are $10 for adults, and children under 11 are free. The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road in Chardon.

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