Bald Eagle Closure in Effect Until July 31, 2014
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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Bridge Construction Closures
Rockside and Canal Visitor Center boarding sites will be closed through Apr 27. From Jan 18 - Mar 16, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Brecksville stations. From Mar 22 - Apr, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Peninsula. More »
Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake
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Music by Nature Features Helen Welch Singing Broadway Favorites
Contact: Ralph J. Davila, APR, 330-657-2909 ext. 109
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Peninsula, Ohio (Tuesday, July 26, 2011) - The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is featuring critically acclaimed vocalist Helen Welch at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Happy Days Lodge as part of a new concert series, Music by Nature.
A native of England, Welch is known throughout the United Kingdom for her musical theatre roles and one-woman shows. Upon moving to the U.S. in 2003, she began appearing in venues throughout the northeast and immediately began cultivating a devoted group of fans.
She possesses a knack for choosing songs that stand the test of time and continually finds ways to put her own twist on them - allowing the audience to reminisce and relive the classics.
Welch and her talented trio of musicians will perform Broadway love songs from Wicked, A Chorus Line, Carousel, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, Chicago, and South Pacific for this upcoming performance.
The performance is held at Happy Days Lodge and begins at 6:30 p.m. The Lodge's screen porch will open at 5 p.m. for picnicking. Admission is $20 for general public and $17 for Conservancy members. Audience members are invited to mingle with the artists at a dessert reception following the concert. All tickets are for general seating. Advance sales are available until 3 p.m. on Friday for that Sunday's show. Call 330-657-2909 ext 100.
Call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 330-650-4636 ext 228 after 2 p.m. for ticket availability and weather cancellations. To learn more about Welch, please visit her website at www.helenwelch.com.
About the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a non-profit 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 programs, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.
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Download a photo of Helen Welch. (Courtesy Helen Welch)
Did You Know?
Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.