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Founding Members of Two Local Bands Featured at House Concert

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Date: May 13, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

Brecksville, Ohio – On Sunday, May 22, 2011, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park host their final house concert of the season. The series features former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host. Concerts highlight local guest performers and different styles of music in the intimate setting of a restored bank barn on the Hines Hill Campus.

Concerts start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $6 Conservancy members. Advance sales are recommended and are available by calling 330-657-2909. Seating is limited. Facility is not wheelchair accessible. For updated ticket availability information, call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 330-650-4636, ext. 228. The hotline is updated at 2 p.m. the day of every concert and is intended to inform callers of sold-out events or weather-related cancellations

Violinist/Fiddler Ed Caner has been labeled by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as, "One of the most versatile musicians on the planet." During the past 15 years, he has performed as a sideman for over 50 major acts. Joining Ed this month are accordion player Jen Maurer, leader of the zydeco band Mo’ Mojo, and singer and guitarist Paul Kovac, founder of Hillbilly IDOL.

Ranger-led Tour of Hines Hill campus and stories of Gioia Family Park Ranger Karen Kopchak will host a guided walk of the Hines Hill grounds and facilities. Learn about the components of the property including the many unique architectural features as well as the Gioia Family who once lived there. The tour, which does not require a concert ticket, is open to all visitors, and begins at 5:30 p.m. Visitors who are staying for the concert are encouraged to pack a picnic to enjoy between the tour and concert.

Hines Hill Conference Center is located at 1403 W. Hines Hill Road in Peninsula 44264. This is approximately one mile east of Riverview Road. The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its membership program, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

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Dragonfly image by NPS volunteer John Catalano.

Dragonflies and damselflies look almost alike while flying. However, if you wait until they land, dragonflies lay their wings to the side while damselflies lay them back and above their bodies.