Fairmount Center for the Arts, 8400 Fairmount Road in Russell, partnered with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an accredited training school for guide dogs, for a “Puppy Love Yoga” class on June 5. Led by Darlene Kelbach at the Fairmount, this yoga class included interactions with puppies in training. Participants listened to a dog-themed soundtrack during a morning of exercise and plenty of puppy snuggles. Fees from this experience supported Fairmount’s mission-driven programs to keep art a part of the community.

Curtain 440 presents play

After more than a year of virtual productions, Curtain 440 kicked off the presentation of their first live performance in 2021, “Pride and Prejudice,” last weekend at Century Village Museum. Based on the novel by Jane Austen, this is a faithful retelling of Elizabeth Bennet and her family as they navigate their way through the societal norms of 1813 England.

Featuring more than 20 actors, Pride and Prejudice’s upcoming June 11-13 productions will take place at Celebration Lutheran Church, 10621 Auburn Road in Chardon. All performances will take place outdoors, weather permitting. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and may be purchased at the door. For showtimes, online ticket sales or more information, visit

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