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The Gallery at Lakeland "from WOMAN" show: a legacy of honoring
women artists 
Feb. 25-March 30
The Gallery at Lakeland presents "Celebrate Women's History Month, from WOMAN XI...Created by women, of women and about women." The exhibition runs Feb. 25 through March 30, with an artist reception and awards ceremony slated for Sunday, March 25, at 3:30 p.m. in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center. The gallery is located on the first floor of the D-Building on Lakeland's main campus, at 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland, Ohio, 44094. All shows are free and open to the public

For 11 years, The Gallery at Lakeland spring exhibition schedule has included this special show dedicated to art of women. Always part of Women's History Month, the show is the brainchild of Mary Urbas, gallery coordinator at Lakeland and the curator of the exhibition. The show features an extensive display of pieces that were submitted by artists from all over the country. This year, 39 artists will be exhibiting their works, with the gallery walls and display cases filled with pieces representing a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor and encaustic painting, drawing ceramic sculpture, collage, textiles, fiber soft sculpture, waving, jewelry, lamp work glass, glass mosaic, sculpture, assemblage, digital painting, photography and mixed media.

"This year I am excited to welcome back to Cleveland, artist Dona Iona Drozda," said Mary Urbas. "Donna owned and managed Signet Gallery in the Murray Hill Arts District. She relocated to Virginia where she owns and operates Wren House Studio, a 50-acre tree farm and retreat. Donna will be showing mixed media works from her current series 'Reclamation, celebrate life and its burgeoning regrowth.'"

In addition, the Lakeland Women's Center is hosting their annual Women of Achievement Awards event before the gallery reception. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the Rodehorst Performing Arts Center and is free and open to the public.

About the gallery

The Gallery at Lakeland presents seven art exhibitions each year, in addition to an annual Holiday Artists' Market, which benefits the Lakeland Visual Arts Student Exhibition. These exhibitions support and advance recognition of Lakeland's fine arts academic programs; diversity efforts at the college; community arts groups; local, regional and national artists; as well as local high school all-star artists.

For more information about the show, tours or the gallery, contact Mary Urbas, gallery coordinator at murbas@lakelandcc.edu or call 440.525.7029.

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Weekends, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bainbridge Swing Dance and Dr. Zoot
Friday, March 2nd at 8:00pm to 11:30pm

(BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, OH) - Dr. Zoot plays live at Bainbridge Swing Dance at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023) on March 2nd.  

Dr. Zoot performs in theaters, clubs, dance halls and festivals. Since the band formed in early 1998 their popularity has been growing rapidly nationally and internationally. Their original tunes have been featured on many major CD compilations and have been placed in several TV and film scores. Dr. Zoot's distinctive sound maintains a contemporary feel while reaching back across the years to link with the greats who have come before them. For more information and sound bites visit www.DrZoot.com.

The Swing Dance, with live performance, begins at 9:00 p.m. Preceded by a one hour swing dance lesson at 8:00 p.m. Experienced and non-experienced dancers are welcome. This public, family-friendly event is open to all ages. No partner is required for the lesson or the dance. Admission is $10 per adult, $8 per youth or $25 per family. Admission includes the 8:00 p.m. lesson and 9:00 p.m. live performance and dance. A different live band performs the first Friday of every month. For additional information, please contact Will Craig by calling (216) 316-0068 or E-mailing willrcraig@gmail.com. Sponsored by Kenston Community Education.

46th Annual Lakeland Jazz Festival features
The Donald Harrison Quartet, a tribute to
Tadd Dameron and a Big Band Matinee
March 16-18

The Lakeland Jazz Festival, the oldest jazz festival in the State of Ohio, will celebrate its 46th year March 16-18 in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center in the D-Building on Lakeland's main campus at 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland.

This year's festival opens with headliner Donald Harrison and his quartet Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m. A special tribute to jazz great Tadd Dameron will be the theme of the Saturday, March 17 concert when Madd for Tadd™ performs at 8 p.m. Rounding out the festival on Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m., will be a Big Band Matinee featuring the Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra and the Youngstown State University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Quintet.

Friday night concert tickets are $30 for general admission and $15 for students. Saturday night concert tickets are $15 for general admission and $7 for students. The Sunday matinee tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 440.525.7134 or online at lakelandcc.edu/arts.

The festival also presents a unique opportunity to the jazz education community in Northeast Ohio, whereby middle and high school jazz bands and ensembles perform for adjudication. The concerts are free and open to the public. Visit lakelandcc.edu/jazzfestival for the performance schedule.

This year, the festival is supported by a generous grant from the Lake County Visitors Bureau - #RemarkableLakeCountyOH.

About The Donald Harrison Quartet
Donald Harrison, the legendary musician, writer, singer and producer from New Orleans, is considered one of the most significant classical jazz artists of the modern age. Along with topping the charts and producing over a dozen albums, he married smooth jazz, swing, modern R&B, hip-hop and reggae into an innovative new style called Nouveau Swing. His quartet consists of an all-star line-up from both New Orleans and New York City.

About Madd for Tadd™

The East Central Jazz Educators All Star Big Band consists of musicians from a variety of colleges in the Northeast Ohio region, in Pennsylvania and one performer from the United Kingdom. They will be combining their immense talents to honor legendary jazz composer and Cleveland native Tadd Dameron.

About the Lakeland Jazz Festival
The Lakeland Jazz Festival is a presentation of the Arts and Sciences Division of Lakeland Community College. The festival was founded by retired professor and music department chair Charles M. Frank. Lakeland's Jazz Festival has remained true to its original mission of instilling the excitement and magic of jazz education to the younger generation of musicians. Over 30,000 middle and high school musicians from throughout the state have participated in the festival in celebration of this uniquely American art form, jazz.

Festival coordinators are Lakeland professors Dave Sterner, davesterner@sbcglobal.net, and Stephen Stanziano, Ph.D., sstanziano@lakelandcc.edu.

Lakeland Community College Spring 2018 Management Lecture Series

Lakeland Community College announces Joseph A. Calabrese, CEO and general manager, The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority as the speaker for the Dworken & Bernstein Management Lecture Series (MLS). The lecture is Tuesday, March 27, and takes place from 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center on the main campus, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, 44094.

Named as "one of public transportation's most influential people of the decade," Joseph A. Calabrese brings 40 years of experience in both the public and private sectors to the transportation industry. 

For more than three decades, business leaders from many of Northeast Ohio's most prominent companies and institutions have appeared in this series. They share their success stories, strategies, business outlooks and career opportunities with Lakeland students and the general public in this forum. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information on Lakeland's Management Lecture Series, email professor Christine Barnes at cbarnes@lakelandcc.edu.

Community Information
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Concord Township
City Hall - 440-354-7510
Fire Department - Emergency - 911
Non-Emergency-Station #1 440-354-7508
Non-Emergency-Station #2 440-354-7509

Concord Community Center
7671 Auburn Road 
Concord Township, Ohio 44077
Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

Concord Township Service Department
7229 Ravenna Road
Concord Twp, Ohio 44077
Hours of Operation:
7:00 AM-3:30 PM
Frank Kraska, Service Director  

City Hall - 440-951-1416

Police Department - Emergency - 911
Non-Emergency - 440-951-1400

Fire Department - Emergency - 911
Non-Emergency - 440-951-2287

Service Department - 440-951-1416 Ext 144

Building/Maint Department - 440-951-1416 Ext 124

The Village of Fairport Harbor
City Hall (440) 352-3620
220 Third Street

PoliceDepartment - Emergency - 911
Non-Emergency - 440-354-3434

Fire Department - Emergency - 911
Non-Emergency - 440-354-3434