Freedom Brass Band launches Childrens Concert Society season
n The Childrens Concert Society of Akron opens its 66th season with its concert hall series on Oct. 16 and 17.
The concert, "epic themes" presented by the Freedom Brass Band of Northeast Ohio, will present four concerts at 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on each of those days to students in grades four through eight. Concerts are for public and private schools as well as home schoolers. Call 330-972-2504 for details and reservations.
Book store, Case-Barlow Farm mark 200th anniversary of 'Pride and Prejudice'
n Case-Barlow Farm will transform itself to Pemberly Estate Oct. 20 and 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. experience life in the time of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the book.
Bring the entire family for English Country Dancing, games, anniversary goodies and tea, Raffles, crafts and silhouettes. Join The Learnéd Owl Book Shop's new history book club and lots more! Tickets are $6 each or 2 for $10 and will be available at The Learnéd Owl Book Shop.
Come to The Learnéd Owl Book Shop for book discussions and parties:
n Oct. 29 : Guests will discuss "Pride and Prejudice" with Elizabeth and Jane Bennet in attendance. Calling all Mr. Darcy's: come in costume and the Bennett sisters will vote for their choice for the most eligible Mr. Darcy. Costumes are welcome.
n Oct. 30: The Learnéd Owl Book Shop transforms into a haunted bookshop when Pride and Prejudice and Zombies competes with the original Pride and Prejudice. Jane and Elizabeth Bennet appear as Zombies; Mr. Darcys get their chance for revenge too. Costumes are welcome.
Music from The Western Reserve highlights cellist
n Music from The Western Reserve's music series continues its 31st season on Oct. 20 with cellist Brian Thornton. The concert starts at 5 p.m.
A member of The Cleveland Orchestra for 17 years, Thornton has performed and conducted in hundreds of venues around the world. A native of Colorado, Thornton has taken part in premiering more than 100 new works of music as a soloist or in collaboration with chamber ensembles.
The concert will be at Christ Church Episcopal, 21 Aurora St. in Hudson. Tickets will be available at door concert night. Adult single tickets $18; students are free. The concert is sponsored by The Tobin Fund for Culture, Arts and Preservation. There also will be a concert meet-the-artist reception immediately after the concert.
For details, visit www.mftwr.org or call 330-840-8429.
Stow author to sign books
n Stow resident and author Charlotte J. Marky will sign copies of her book, "Journey to Freedom," on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., at the Ellet Branch Library, 2470 E. Market St. in Akron.
Marky's book covers her experience with the 1956 Hungarian freedom fight, where the smaller country challenged the Soviet Union, the ultimate defeat of the Hungarians and the brutal consequences of Soviet retaliation. After eleven months in refugee camps, she took the first exhilarating breath of freedom. The author captures the experiences of life in the United States, the land of freedom, prosperity, and opportunity.