The Cleveland Orchestra has announced its summer schedule for Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls. The line-up includes the traditional fourth of July concerts with fireworks and Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" as well as programs of music by the Beatles and Broadway standards.
Individual tickets for the concerts go on sale June 1.
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Sunday is the 86th annual Academy Awards presentation. The glamor, the excitement, the fashion, the "bling" -- it's all there. Plan to watch the show curled up on your couch, or attend
"...And the Award Goes to" to benefit the Greater Cleveland Film Commission at House of Blues; 730pm; casual; tickets are $50
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If you'd rather stay home and host your own Oscar Party, here are some resources from around the About.com network:
No child should have to go hungry...or adult either. Yet, each year more than 300,000 people in the 19 counties surrounding Cleveland seek meals from one of the area's food pantries and kitchens. More than 36 percent of them are children. According to Harvest for Hunger, one in six Ohioans struggles to put food on the table.
The Cleveland Food Bank's Harvest for Hunger Campaign has already begun and runs for the through mid-April. Why not donate that $1 or $2 that you save giving up chocolate, coffee, or cigarettes for Lent and let it make a difference in the community? Harvest for Hunger makes it easy. You can add a donation to your grocery bill at Heinens, Giant Eagle, or Dave's Supermarkets throughout the month.
If you can't spare a $1, consider volunteering your time at the Cleveland Food Bank or other area food pantry. The Cleveland Food Bank welcomes workers to sort and repack food as well as to bag food at supermarkets for charity events. Visit the Food Bank's Web site for more information.
Don't forget, also, as you plan your spring and summer garden to "Plant a Row for the Hungry." Food pantries welcome fresh produce and it's a great way to use those extra zucchini, peppers, or tomatoes.
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The buzzards are due to return back to Buzzard Roost in the Hinckley Reservation at the Cleveland Metroparks on March 15, just as they have every year since 1957. The sighting begins at dawn, around 630am, when hearty souls with their binoculars comb the sky for the sleek, black birds.
Less hearty buzzard enthusiasts can help celebrate the return of the buzzards at Buzzard Sunday , March 16, between 9am and 230pm at Buzzard Roost. The festivities include wildlife demonstrations, arts and crafts, refreshments, live music, and kid's activities. It's fun and it's FREE. There's even a Buzzard beer tent. Buzzard Roost is located at the Hinckley Reservation at the intersection of Ohio routes 303 and 3. Let's just hope the weather warms up for the buzzards' arrival.
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