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Catch Shivering Timbers at the Last House Concert for the Season

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Date: May 12, 2014
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio – On Sunday, May 18, 2014, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will host their last monthly house concert of the season. The series features former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host. The series, which occurs on the third Sunday of every month through May, highlights local guest performers and different styles of music in the intimate setting of a restored bank barn, on the Hines Hill Campus.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $6 Conservancy members. Seating is limited. Advance sales are recommended and are available by calling 330-657-2909, option 4, or purchasing online at www.conservancyforcvnp.org. Click on Events for listings and registration links. On lecture days, call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 330-650-4636 ext. 228 after 2 p.m. for up-to-date ticket availability and severe weather 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 will be Shivering Timbers, an Akron folk group composed of Sarah and Jayson Benn and joined by Daniel Kshywonis. Their story developed when Sarah and Jayson Benn started singing and crafting songs for their infant daughter. As she grew, the music began to take shape, and a band was born. Since then, they have been honing their craft on relentless tour stops with Shovels & Rope, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Chapin Sisters, Kenny Loggins, and many others. Loggins said, "Shivering Timbers sounds like the future of folk music."

Hines Hill Conference Center is located at 1403 W. Hines Hill Road in Peninsula. This is approximately one mile east of Riverview Road. 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 call 330-657-2752.

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.

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Did You Know?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.