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 Howe Meadow Market
Countryside Conservancy
At Howe Meadow
Saturday, May 2nd - Saturday, October 31st

Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow is open for the season on Saturdays. The market features over 70 vendors selling an array of local food. This season, an exciting addition of more than 15 new vendors bringing a range of new products.

Saturdays: starting Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Rd., Peninsula, (330) 657-2542

 The Foreigner
Coach House Theatre
Thursday, May 14th - Sunday, June 7th

A shy man hoping for a quiet get-away pretends he is from an exotic foreign country. Assuming he can't speak English, all the lodge guests begin to confide their secrets, reveal their plots, and make him the center of attention.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - Sunday, June 7, 2015, Coach House Theater, 732 W Exchange St, Akron, (330) 434-7741

 Les Miserables
Players Guild Theatre
At Player's Guild Theatre
Friday, May 15th - Sunday, May 31st

Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES sweeps its audience through an epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption.

Friday, May 15, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Players Guild Theatre, 1001 Market Avenue North, Canton, (330) 453-7617

 A Day out with Thomas
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
At Boston Mills Ski Resort
Saturday, May 16th - Sunday, May 24th

Tale a 35-minute train ride with the famous Thomas the Tank Engine. Families with young children can also enjoy magicians, balloon artists, face painting and more.

May 16, 2015 - May 17, 2015 & May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015, Boston Mills 7100, Riverview Road,
Brecksville, (866) 777-8932.

 Opera: Strauss's Daphne
Cleveland Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Wednesday, May 27th - Saturday, May 30th

Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra in Richard Strauss’s captivating opera about Daphne, a young woman who must choose between the love of men and her love for nature. The concert hall transforms into a tableau of nature with staging and costumes inspired by ancient Greek theater, and the cast of internationally-renowned singers will be joined by a dancer and men's chorus.

May 27 & 30, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, (800) 686-1141

 The Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival
Guitars International
At Cleveland Institute of Music
Thursday, May 28th - Sunday, May 31st

This unique artistic event has consistently brought the world's finest classical guitarists, lutenists, lecturers, composers, teachers, and guitar makers to the Cleveland Institute of Music. Look forward once again to sharing CIM's rich environment of world class classical guitar concerts, education, and camaraderie with friends from around the USA and beyond.

May 28-31, Cleveland Institute of Music, University Circle, 11021 East Blvd, Cleveland, (216) 791-5000

 Gordon Lightfoot at Akron Civic
Akron Civic Theatre
Thursday, May 28th

NEW DATE: this concert was originally scheduled for March 22. Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot has achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter and internationally as a folk-rock legend.

Thursday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m., Akron Civic Theatre, 182 South Main St., Akron, (330) 253-2488

 Always . . . Patsy Cline
Actors' Summit Theatre
Thursday, May 28th - Sunday, June 21st

This show is based on a true story about Patsy Cline's friendship with a fan who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams" and "Walking After Midnight."

May 28 - June 21, Actors' Summit Theatre, Greystone Hall, 103 High Street, Akron, (330)-374-7568

 National Trails Day
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Friday, May 29th

In celebration of National Trails Day, the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are seeking volunteers. This event will also commemorate the 80-year anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC).

Friday, May 29, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Cuyahoga Valley National Park, (440) 343-7355

 Lara Downes In Concert
Lippman School
Monday, June 1st

Lara Downes has been acclaimed for the "drama and nuance" of her playing and her "gift for telling stories in a highly compressed form." Downes presents a program of music from her acclaimed recording, Exiles' Café--works by composers whose music reflects the transformative passage of exile, the journey from what is left behind to what is discovered ahead.

Monday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m., The Lippman School, 750 White Pond Drive, Akron, (330) 836-0419

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