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MAPS Air Museum  Ongoing  260 International Pkwy., North Canton  
A number of galleries to discover including the Gallery of Heroes and the Ohio Military Museum. Exhibitions include Medal of Honor, Fallen Feathers Memorial of Ohio and more.  More More information at


Performing Arts Center 2023-2024 Season — Kent State University at Tuscarawas  Ongoing  330 University Dr. NE, New Philadelphia  
Delight in live music, stand-up comedy and more including performances by Xtreme AC/DC Tribute Band and comedian Joe Gatto, among others. Tickets and more information at


Tchaikovsky & Bowden — The Akron Symphony    Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 PM   E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron  
Composer Clarice Assad and trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden introduce a work co-commissioned by the Akron Symphony Orchestra, based on paintings by surrealist Gertrude Abercrombie.  For more information or to order tickets, visit

Meet Luna — PBS Western Reserve and Kent Free Library   Sunday, April 7, from 1-5 PM   Kent Free Library, 312 West Main St., Kent
In partnership with the Kent Free Library, children will have the opportunity to meet the Luna moon mascot from LET’S GO LUNA, learn about solar eclipses and grab a pair of eclipse glasses while supplies last. More details at

NOVA Screening — PBS Western Reserve and Massillon Museum   Sunday, April 7, from 2:30–4:30 PM   Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East, Massillon
Explore the museum before enjoying a special 3 PM screening of NOVA, “Star Chasers of Senegal,” ahead of the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. Grab a pair of eclipse glasses while supplies last. Register at

Tuesday’s for Toddlers   Tuesday, April 9, at 11 AM   Eastwood Mall Aquarium, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles  
Let’s Get Moving! Enjoy fun songs, a read-aloud activity and Elmo-themed movement activities! No mascot appearance at this event. For more information, visit

Medina Cars & Coffee Cruise-In — Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau   Sunday, April 21, from 8 AM to noon   Medina Square, Medina
See 100 show cars on display while enjoying music by DJ Rich Hillrich. Grab a coffee, pastry or breakfast then cruise the show. More details available at

Rhapsodies from Bohemia — The Canton Symphony Orchestra   Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 PM    Umstattd Hall, Zimmerman Symphony Center, 2331 17th St. NW, Canton
Experience music from Bohemia, the western part of modern-day Czech Republic. The concert features Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony and the music of Dvořák and Smetana, two Bohemian composers who took inspiration from their country’s folk tradition. Learn more and reserve tickets at