Akron Children’s Museum: To keep local families engaged and connected, the team is excited to offer daily programs available on its website: S.T.E.A.M. Team (new every Monday) at http://akronkids.org/hometime; Little Monsters’ Prescriptions for Play (new every Tuesday) at http://akronkids.org/hometime. Also on the museum’s Facebook page, @AkronChildrensMuseum, community members are encouraged to follow along and engage with: Virtual Bedtime Stories (new every Thursday); weekly photo collage of our museum friends who share pics of their kids doing any of the activities during the week (new every Friday); and posts of our friend Mr. Jeff’s music watch parties (new every Wednesday). For more information, see http://akronkids.org.
Akron Civic Theatre: Is asking folks of all ages to submit a video of them singing a song from an upcoming show. Songs should be no longer than two minutes. Videos will be selected to be shared on the theater’s social media sites each week. Each week will feature a different show. Friday is the deadline to submit a video this week. Send videos to Civiclivevirtually@gmail.com.
Akron-Summit County Public Library: All events have been canceled. The library will remain closed until at least May 31. Stream movies with your library card using Kanopy. For more information, see http://akronlibrary.org.
Akron Symphony Orchestra: The ASO Radio Hour will be a limited-run rebroadcast of some of the most popular concert performances from the Orchestra’s archives. The series will run every Friday at 7 p.m. on the Orchestra’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/AkronSymphony) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/akronsymphony/). Each broadcast of the ASO Radio Hour will only be available for 72 hours before it’s put it back into the archives.
The Akron Zoo: The virtual event Otterly Amazing will take place on Zoom from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Registrants will receive a link to join the event. Otterly Amazing will feature a keeper talk and a training session with the zoo’s otter, Molly. The event will also include a live presentation from the International Otter Survival Fund in Scotland. Registration is required to receive a link for the event. Tickets for Otterly Amazing are available at http://akronzoo.org and are $7 per registration. The zoo also offers Lunch and Learns on Facebook at noon daily. The free videos feature zoo animals and staff. The videos will be live several days a week for people to engage with the zoo and ask questions during the live broadcast. http://akronzoo.org.
Apollo’s Fire: In response to the coronavirus shutdown, Apollo’s Fire has launched “Music for the Soul,” a series of online programs featuring concert videos, interviews, and related reading. For more information, go to https://apollosfire.org/music-for-the-soul/.
Barberton Public Library: Closed until further notice. The CLEVNET eMedia Collection through OverDrive or Libby provides popular audiobooks, eBooks, music, magazines and videos for download. Check out titles anywhere with a web browser and your library card. For more information, go to https://www.barbertonlibrary.org.
Body Temple Fitness Studio (BTF): Each day at 10 a.m., trainers from Body Temple Fitness live-stream a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout on the gym’s Facebook and Instagram pages (@btfstudios), then upload the video that same day to YouTube for individuals to follow along at home. These workouts are free and open to anyone, however donations are accepted through the gym’s Venmo account, Body Temple Fitness Studio. For more information, see https://btfstudios.com.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio: Is launching Cyber Club, a daily digital menu of activities and programs that are aligned with the organization’s focal points: academic success, healthy lifestyles and character development. Best of all, the virtual programming will feature some of the same youth development professionals kids are used to seeing after school. Kids and family members can check out the links at http://www.bgcneo.org.
Canton Museum of Art: Current Exhibitions are Reflections: The Artistic Spirit of Merv Corning; Symbolic Narrative: Ceramics by Taylor Robenalt; Patient Work: Watercolors by J.D. Titzel; and A Portrait of Americana: American Life from the CMA Collection. A virtual online tour is posted to the CMA web page. The Canton Museum of Art’s Wednesday posts will share virtual exhibition tours and art-making activities as part of its Museum To Go program, take in-depth looks into parts of the CMA collection, and feature a range of content to engage, entertain and educate people of all ages. See https://www.cantonart.org/learn/Museum-To-Go.
The Center for Applied Drama and Autism: Will offer virtual summer camps and workshops this summer. Summer Camps: June 15-19, Fairy Tales and Legends; June 22-26, Comedy Camp!; July 13-17, Puppet Palooza!; and July 20-21, Superheroes and Sidekicks. Workshops: Saturdays, June 6-Aug. 8, All the World’s A Stage; Tuesdays, June 2-Aug. 4, Improv for All; and Wednesdays, June 3-Aug. 5, Script Writing for All. For more information and registration, go to https://centerforada.square.site/.
Chagrin Arts: Is offering a virtual gallery tour of the “Modern World” exhibit by Jack Kruyne. See https://www.chagrinarts.org/gallery.
Children’s Concert Society: Has created a YouTube site (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyKZwX9AC9QEOrfSOdUd3gg/featured) that features playlists from some of its regular in-school performers. Teachers can share this site with their students and families and the general public can enjoy listening to a wide variety of music.
Cleveland Ballet Company: Offering live streaming classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, instructed by Gladisa Guadalope. Classes are: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ballet Advanced/Professional; 1:30 -3 p.m. Ballet, Ages 10-14. The company will be live streaming on their Instagram @clevelandballetcompany. For more information, see https://clevelandballet.org/.
Cleveland Cinemas: Will be opening new theatrical films available for people to watch in their homes. A portion of each virtual ticket purchase will directly benefit Cleveland Cinemas, ensuring that when the coronavirus crisis is over, the cinema will be back with its doors open and showing great films on the big screen again. For film information, see https://www.clevelandcinemas.com/page?id=14583.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: Closed to the public. Cleveland Metroparks and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is launching a weekday Virtual Classroom on Facebook Live. At 11 a.m., join biologists as they secure a future for wildlife at the zoo. At 1 p.m., join naturalists as they look for signs of spring, discover wildlife and more. For more information, see https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo.
Cleveland Museum of Art: All events and programs are canceled through June 30. Visitors are encouraged to visit the CMA’s collection online (https://www.clevelandart.org/art/collection/search) and download the ArtLens App (https://www.clevelandart.org/artlens-gallery/artlens-app) to explore the museum’s collection through hi-res artworks, videos, metadata and more. The museum’s digital archives (http://library.clevelandart.org/archives) also include audio and visual recordings of past museum programs and events, oral histories, preliminary drawings, renderings and works of art by artists represented in the museum collection. For more information, see http://www.clevelandart.org.
Cleveland Orchestra: The Orchestra is presenting a new series of audio broadcasts, Lunchtime with the Cleveland Orchestra, available on radio and online, streaming from WCLV 104.9 ideastream every weekday immediately after BBC News at Noon. These hourlong daily presentations will include selections from the ensemble’s recording and concert history, accompanied by a brief overview of the featured music as well as recent interviews with Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Moest and Cleveland Orchestra musicians. In addition, many Cleveland Orchestra musicians are recording performances at their homes and posting them on the Orchestra’s social media channels. These intimate performances offer music-lovers a comforting distraction during these difficult days. In addition, the orchestra has adapted its school-based Mindful Music Moments program to reach community members of all ages across all of its social media platforms and website. For more information, see http://www.clevelandorchestra.com.
Cleveland Public Library: Is kicking off Virtual Storytime on its digital platforms, which includes http://cpl.org, Facebook, and Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn61KJzQ8f0F7TlWYFSpHkA). Library staff, elected officials, journalists and other celebrities will read an assortment of children’s books selected by the Library’s Youth Services Department. The recommended reading list includes titles from Cleveland’s own Bill Cotter, who wrote “Don’t Push the Button,” Mo Willems, author of “The Thank You Book!” and “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!,” and Imagination Library, which strives to improve early childhood literacy across the state by providing free books to children.
Cuyahoga Falls Public Library: Closed until further notice. Digital content is available through the library’s website at https://cuyahogafallslibrary.org/.
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum: Closed until further notice. On Saturdays the museum will address topics such as railroad history, World War II, canteen history, railroads, amusement parks, and Bing — the museum’s World War I mascot. See http://dennisondepot.org.
Dover Public Library: Closed until further notice. Patrons can use eLibrary to download eBooks, movies, music, audiobooks and more with their library card. For more information, go to http://www.doverlibrary.org/.
Gund Gallery, Kenyon College: Closed until further notice. The gallery will increase access to exhibitions and collection works online through its website (http://www.thegundgallery.org), online collection database (http://collection.gundgallery.org/portfolios/list), and social media channels.
Hiram’s Art and Design Virtual Juried Student Art Show: Featuring the work of students from diverse art disciplines, including painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography and video, the exhibition is open to the public and can be accessed at http://www.hiram.edu/artshow. Guests can also read the gallery director’s welcome, the juror’s statement and sign the guest book.
Hudson Library & Historical Society: Closed until further notice. Les Dlices, Cleveland-based Baroque and early music orchestra, will hold a virtual concert on the library’s Facebook page June 7 at 2 p.m. and will be available for streaming on the library’s YouTube page anytime thereafter. Access the library’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HudsonLibrary.HistoricalSociety. The library will host a series of live virtual meditation classes Monday mornings at 10 a.m. through June 8. A member of the Center for Health, Happiness and Chan, a local non-religious, non-profit organization, will lead the one-hour morning meditation class using the Zoom platform. Separate registration is required for each meditation class – join one class or come to all four. Participants will be emailed an invitation to meet on Zoom a day before the program. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 330-653-6658, ext. 1010. The digital library is open. For more information, go to http://www.hudsonlibrary.org.
The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD): Is launching its new at-home education program. This program will give children the opportunity to work on fun and exciting STEM- (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based activities. The ISBD’s 21st century at-home activities include a STEM Mini-Car program, a programmable autonomous digiRacer by mimicRobots and, keeping with Derby tradition, a full- size Soap Box Derby (SBD) car program. Information on programs can be found at http://g3edu.soapboxderby.org.
Kent State University Virtual May 4 50th Anniversary Commemoration: A variety of special content will be available on the May 4 50th Commemoration website. The centerpiece of the online commemoration is a video tribute featuring footage from past commemorations as well as newly recorded messages from several of the students wounded in 1970 who reflect on that day and their lives since the shootings. For more information on these virtual events, go to https://www.kent.edu/may4kentstate50.
Kent State University’s School of Fashion Fashion Show 2.0: This completely virtual extravaganza will highlight the hard work of senior design and merchandising students. Fashion Show 2.0 promises to embody an eclectic assortment of styles, materials, concepts and processes of completed garments. The format will showcase the work of 45 student designers, which were personally selected prior to COVID-19 pandemic by a panel of industry critics to be displayed on the runway in the original live show. More than 140 looks will be featured throughout the event – all designed by seniors. See https://www.kent.edu/fashion/annual-fashion-show.
Massillon Museum: Closed until further notice. On Tuesdays, the museum will focus on objects in its new permanent collection galleries — the 1908 Jewel automobile, the six-foot carved dragon from an 1890s mansion, 19th- to 21st-century paintings and sculpture, American Indian artifacts and more. See http://www.massillonmuseum.org/.
Massillon Public Library: Closed until further notice. Online resources are still available. For more information, see http://www.massillonlibrary.org.
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum: Closed until further notice. For more information, see https://mckinleymuseum.org/.
Medina Community Band: Will present its first virtual Summer Band Concert, a celebration of 161 years of presenting community concerts in Medina, June 5 on the Medina Community Band website (https://medinacommunityband.org/events/summer-virtual-concert/).
Music Therapy Enrichment Center, Inc.: Is offering music and fun at home through virtual camps and classes. For more information see http://www.mtecincorporated.com/music-classes or call Tara Murdock, MT-BC, music class coordinator, at 440-250-0091.
Music Together Summit: Is offering Music Together Online classes for families with children ages birth through 5. Parents with little ones in the Summit County area can now experience the same high-quality music and movement curriculum taught at Music Together Summit since 2008 — from the safety and comfort of their homes. Visit http://musictogethersummit.com for the schedule and to register.
The National First Ladies’ Library: Celebrates women’s history, the Saxton McKinley family and the library’s 2020 themes — women’s rights, the suffrage centennial, campaigning first ladies and women running for office. Content includes audio as well as interactive lessons and activities for adults and youth. See http://firstladies.org.
Pro Football Hall of Fame and Museum: Closed until further notice. The 100-plus years of professional football history will be the Friday focus of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Facebook programs. See http://www.profootballhof.com.
Rodman Public Library: The library’s digital collection is available at https://www.rodmanlibrary.com/.
Rubber City Comics: Will be live on Facebook periodically with various inventory and abandon pull sales. This is a fun way to get a great deal on comics while on lockdown. See http://facebook.com/rubbercitycomics for the schedule. Curb-side pick-up, Akron-area delivery or shipping are available.
Stambaugh Auditorium: Will present a weekly digital watch event of past performances at 7 p.m. Fridays. Scheduled events are: Friday, Opera Western Reserve presents “Madama Butterfly” (2018); June 5, Stambaugh Youth Concert Band (Spring 2019); June 12, TBD; and June 19, Stambaugh Youth Concert Band (fall 2019). To view past performances, see http://stambaughauditorium.com.
Stark Library: Ebooks and audio books can be accessed through the Overdrive/Libby app. Thousands of popular eMagazine titles are available digitally through RBdigital and Flipster. Streaming music, TV showsa nd movies are offered using Overdrive/Libby or Hoopla. Special pages on the library website link to activities for both children and adults to help keep them connected to their community during social and physical distancing. http://StarkLibrary.org/COVID.
Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library: Closed until further notice. Digital resources available as well as the Story Time at Home series. See http://www.smfpl.org/.
Summit Artspace: The Akron and Barberton galleries are closed until further notice. Summit Artspace will offer online events and art shows during the closure. For more information, see https://www.summitartspace.org.
Valley Art Center: Closed. Check into ARTLIVES at https://www.valleyartcenter.org/. The center is building creative connections, virtual class platforms, virtual gallery experiences, a virtual art market and eventually a virtual art festival. For more information, go to https://www.valleyartcenter.org/.
The Wilderness Center: Will host a virtual celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day through social media and at http://wildernesscenter.org. Staff will share ideas and activities to help the community get outside and enjoy nature. As part of these events, TWC is requesting submissions of artwork for participation in an online gallery show with the theme of “Know. Enjoy. Protect.” Entrants of all ages are encouraged to submit depictions of how they know, enjoy and protect the earth. Submission guidelines can be found at http://wildernesscenter.org.