Call the Cultural Arts Hotline at (330) 650-4636, ext. 228 after 2 p.m. the day of an event for up-to-date ticket availability and severe weather cancellations.
PHOTO BY CHRIS JACOBS.
Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series Concerts
The Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series, presented by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, celebrates the cultural legacy of the Cuyahoga Valley. This series is made possible thanks to the generous support of 89.7 FM (WKSU), Cable 9 Television, Courtyard by Marriott of Akron/ Stow, the Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Foundation, and Time Warner Cable.
Single concert admission: $17 adults, $12 Conservancy members, $5 children ages 3 - 12 unless otherwise noted. General seating. No cash refunds, but tickets may be exchanged up to 10 days before the concert. Advance sales available by calling 330-657-2909, option 4, or purchasing online at www.conservancyforcvnp.org. Click on Events for listings and registration links.
All concerts are held at Happy Days Lodge. Doors open at 7 p.m. and concerts begin at 8 p.m.
Friday, December 13
Moya Brennan: An Irish Christmas
The voice of Clannad and first lady of Celtic music, Moya Brennan brings the unique atmosphere of her music to a seasonal performance of celebration and reflection. Moya draws on a rich selection of traditional Irish and European Christmas songs and carols, as well as her enticing repertoire of solo and Clannad songs. She is joined by talented band members in a show that will carry the spirit and message of the season. Admission for this event is $22 adults, $17 Conservancy members, and $7.50 children ages 3 -12.
Saturday, January 11
Mountain Heart’s musical virtuosity, unmatched energy, and keen sense of entertainment dynamics have helped them forge a unique sound and stage show that appeals to a wide variety of musical tastes. As one of the most highly awarded ensembles ever assembled, Mountain Heart and its individual members have won or been nominated for GRAMMYs, Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and several International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. Mountain Heart has appeared at the Grand Ole Opry more than 125 times. Admission for this event is $22 adults, $17 Conservancy members, and $7.50 children ages 3 - 12.
Friday, January 31
Rolling Stone magazine calls John Gorka "the leading singer/songwriter of the New Folk movement." As an honored icon of folk tradition, John shares his trademark energetic acoustic music that is not a trend, not a fad, but an expression of everyday life. John’s rich baritone voice and unique songcraft weave a magical spell that can only be described as "Gorka."
Hungry? You can extend your evening with an optional Dinner in the Valley before the concert. Register by January 24, 2014. Fee includes dinner, dessert, and concert ticket: $50 adults, $45 Conservancy members, $12 children ages 5 - 12. Please arrive at 6 p.m. For more information call 330-657-2909 ext. 119 or visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org.
Friday, February 21
Solas is the quintessential Irish-American band recording and touring in the US today. Fifteen years ago, in a manner befitting their name (Gaelic for "light"), Solas burst onto the Irish music scene and instantly became a beacon—finding contemporary relevance in timeless traditions without stooping to clichés. The band, anchored by founding members Seamus Egan and Winifred Horan, plays fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, compelling and topical originals, and covers featuring unparalleled musicianship. Solas continues to define the path for the Celtic music world. Admission for this event is $25 adults, $23 Conservancy members, and $7.50 children ages 3 - 12.
Friday, February 28
Blues band Mississippi Heat has been called "quite simply the hottest band in Chicago..." by the Chicago Sun-Times. For more than 20 years, the band has followed the unwavering vision of bandleader and composer Pierre Lacocque. Heat marries the traditional golden sounds of 1950s Chicago Blues greats (think Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Jimmy Rogers) with a preference for writing original music.
Lacocque (harmonica) combines his talents with the powerful Etta James-like voice of Inetta Visor and the blues drumming of Kenny Smith, along with Joseph Veloz on bass and Billy Satterfield on guitar.
PHOTO BY NPS/D.J. REISER.
Cuyahoga Valley House Concert Series
Sundays, December 15, January 19, February 16
For nearly two decades, violinist/fiddler Ed Caner has performed as a sideman for over 50 major acts. He is also a founding member of his own band, Hey Mavis. For our series, Ed invites different guest musicians to perform with him each month. Admission: $8 general public, $6 Conservancy members. Advance sales available by calling 330-657-2909, option 4, or purchasing online at www.conservancyforcvnp.org. Click on Events for listings and registration links. Hines Hill Conference Center, 7 p.m. Seating is limited. The facility is not wheelchair accessible.
PHOTO BY NPS/TED TOTH.
Cuyahoga Valley Contra Dance
Thursdays, December 12 and 26, January 9 and 23, and February 13 and 27
Become part of a living tradition in Cuyahoga Valley—contra dancing. Callers lead dancers through each dance while the band Hu$hmoney plays lively jigs, reels, and tunes. Guest callers are featured in September and October, with regular caller Carol Kopp returning in November. Park Ranger Rebecca Jones Macko presents a Contra Conversation on September 12. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. Fee: $6. Boston Township School House, 7 p.m. instruction, 8 - 10:30 p.m. dancing.
John F. Seiberling Gallery at Hines Hill Conference Center
Named in honor of Congressman, photographer and CVNP advocate John F. Seiberling, the gallery features exhibits by local artists and is located in the Conservancy for CVNP headquarters. The Seiberling Gallery is free and open to the public. Artwork is available for purchase.
New exhibits coming soon!
Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society
As an activity of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park in cooperation with the National Park Service, CVPS promotes CVNP through the photographic arts by providing educational opportunities such as workshops, presentations, photo walks, and an annual photo contest. For more information contact CVPS at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Conservancy at 330-657-2909.
Thursday, December 12
CVPS Holiday Party
Spend time socializing and spreading holiday cheer with fellow photo enthusiasts! CVPS will provide the pizza; members are invited to bring beverages. Guests are welcome. Free. Hines Hill Conference Center, 7 - 9 p.m.
Thursday, January 16
Barbara Tannenbaum: Treasured Images
Explore a treasure trove of photographic images with expert commentary from Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of photography for the Cleveland Museum of Art. View highlights of the museum’s permanent collection and find out what makes an image collectible. Free. Happy Days Lodge, 7 - 9 p.m.
Thursday, February 20
Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society members are invited to bring up to three images of recent work to share with the group. Professional photographers will offer an optional critique. Free. Happy Days Lodge, 7 - 9 p.m.
Boston Township School House
1775 Main Street, northeast corner of SR 303 and Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264
Canal Visitor Center
7104 Canal Road, intersection of Canal and Hillside roads, Valley View 44125
Everett Road Covered Bridge
2370 Everett Road, 0.5 mile west of Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264
Happy Days Lodge
500 West Streetsboro Road (SR 303), 1 mile west of SR 8, Peninsula 44264
Hines Hill Conference Center
1403 West Hines Hill Road, Peninsula 44264
4040 Riverview Road, 4 miles south of SR 303, Peninsula 44264
Adjacent to Boston Store Visitor Center, located at 1548 Boston Mills Road, east of Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264
Peninsula Depot Visitor Center
1630 Mill Street, off Akron Peninsula Road, north of SR 303, Peninsula 44264
Trail Mix Store
1565 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula 44264