Arts & Excursions
ARTS & EXCURSIONS OFFERINGS: 2013-2014
We hope each of our members will find something of interest this year and will join with others in our organization in an excursion that will offer the opportunity for fellowship, enrichment, enjoyment, and education.
Please peruse the list below, add the dates to your calendar, and make a note of the deadlines and details. We hope to see YOU on a future A&E outing. Guests and potential members are always welcome.
Feel free to contact me at any time with questions or suggestions.
Home Phone: 330.598.1660; Cell Phone: 216.390.0315
We will attend the Black River Comedy Club’s “26th Annual Slapstick Musical Family Entertainment” or “Westward Ho!”, as this year’s show is titled, on Sun., March 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the door or call 330. 625.5764. The Comedy Club will perform at the Homerville Community Center on Rte. 301, just north of the intersection with Rte. 224. Please contact Joellyn Leget if you plan to attend: email@example.com . Drive on your own or check with Leget who will facilitate car pooling for those who need a ride. The show benefits local groups and schools.
- A day at Chatauqua: Mon. July 29 was AAUW Day at the Chatauqua Institute (NY) hosted by the Jamestown, NY AAUW Branch. We were invited to attend and meet U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she presented the day’s lecture. Four branch members drove, spent the night and enjoyed programming and beautiful grounds at the Institute.
- Eight branch members visited Lawnfield, a National Historic Landmark, in October, 2013. Lawnfield, in Mentor, Ohio, is the home of President James A. Garfield. Garfield was the subject of the March, 2013 book discussion selection, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President.
- Members and friends toured the Rembrandt in America exhibit on May 16 of last year at the Cleveland Museum of Art as an Arts & Excursions event led by group co-chair Beth Lawton. The exhibit contained over 50 works by Rembrandt as well as others thought to be by the artist when they entered American collections – including the CMA.
- A&E visited the Kent State Museum of Fashion Design in August for special exhibits “On the Home Front: Civil War Fashions and Domestic Life” and “A Day at the Beach: A Selection of Seaside Costumes from 1865 – 1915”.
- In September the group made an excursion to The Cleveland Museum of Art’s “Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties”.
- Wed. October 3, film screening and discussion of the newly released movie, “Won’t Back Down.”
- On October 5, Beth Lawton led an excursion to the exhibit, “Gravity and Grace” by African sculptor El Anatsui at the Akron Art Museum.
- November 3: 25th Annual Buckeye Book Fair, OARDC in Wooster
- December 16: Mighty Wurlitzer Radio Hour “Best Christmas Ever” broadcast
- February 2: The University of Akron Steel Drum Band gave a rousing concert to a nearly full house.The ensemble’s latest DVD “Hammer on Steel” has been nominated for 8 Emmy awards! Check their web site to watch a video: http://www.uasteelband.com .
- February 21: A half dozen members toured the First Ladies National Historic Site and Ida Saxton McKinley House in Canton. Following the tour, the group had lunch at the historic 110-year-old Bender’s Tavern.
- We were guided through the new Medina Creative Pet Play facility, operated by Medina Creative Housing, by MCH Executive Director Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty in March. In addition to providing a safe environment for pets, the business provides employment for the special needs residents of the county.