Behind the scenes program

Fairmount Center for the Arts announces upcoming programs in their “Pull Back the Curtain” speaker series. This popular series continues with opportunities for audience members to peek “behind the scenes” with local arts experts. Art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman begins the series with “The Art of Auguste Rodin” on Nov. 10 at 3 p.m.

Reservations are not required but requested by calling 440-338-3171, emailing info@fairmountcenter.org or visiting www.fairmountcenter.org/special-events. Fairmount Center for the Arts is located at 8400 Fairmount Road in Russell Township.

Baroque orchestra performances

Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra presents two performance series this November.

Old English music group Scarborough Fayre performs with harpsichord, wooden flutes, hammered dulcimer and renaissance and Celtic harps as well as voices. The group performs Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and at the Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Blvd. in Cleveland, on Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. The St. Paul’s performance includes an artists’ reception with medieval mini-tarts, cider and lute music for free.

Tickets for the Bach Recital start at $18 for adults, but free advance tickets are available for full-time students under 30 (with ID). Tickets for Scarborough Fayre start at $22. Tickets are currently on sale online at apollosfire.org or by phone at 216-320-0012, ext. 1.

Fly to Neverland for the holidays

Geauga Lyric Theatre Guild will present “Peter Pan: a Musical Adventure,” featuring music and lyrics by the award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The musical runs Nov. 22 through Dec. 15, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $10 for children and are available at geaugatheater.org or by calling the box office at 440-286-2255.

Small Business Saturday in Chardon

On Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Chardon Square, there will be shopping passports with listings of the special deals for the day, giveaways and a grand prize raffle. Geauga Theater will have a bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Red Bordeaux with only 500 raffle tickets available for $10 each. They will also have a gift basket raffle with $1 tickets and more than 20 baskets. All proceeds support arts programming.

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