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March 6, 2014 by Staff Report | No Comments

Celtic Sing-Along

The GANG invites music lovers of all ages to join them for a Celtic Sing-Along on March 18 from 6:30-8:15 p.m. at Heinen’s Cafe, 402 Center St. in Chardon. Leading the fun will be Nicky and Rhonda of Kindred Spirits, minstrels whose eclectic mix of folk, rock and traditional tunes have been entertaining the Geauga community for more than 20 years.

Musicians are invited to bring along their own instruments and join in the merriment. The program is free and open to the general public.

The Geauga Arts Network Group is an ad hoc group whose mission is to promote communication, collaboration and cooperation across artistic disciplines for artists living and/or working in Geauga County.

For more information, call Joanne Durante at 440?729?6481.

Band Springs into 76th Season

The Great Geauga County Fair Band is launching its 76th season and rehearsals are about to begin. Band director Greg Hillis plans to add 37 new pieces of music to the band’s repertoire this season. The band’s first appearance of 2014 will take place at the Geauga County Maple Festival Parade on April 26 and 27 in Chardon.

Weekly rehearsals for band members begin on March 25. Interested musicians, age 15 and over, are encouraged to visit a rehearsal to see whether the Great Geauga County Fair Band is a good fit for their skills. Open practices are held every Tuesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Burton High School band room, with an Easter break on April 15.

As the year progresses, the full calendar of 2014 band appearances will be posted on the band’s website:

For more information, or to join the band, call Heather Flack at 440-257-1945.

Westing Game Opens March 14

“The Westing Game” play, based on the Newbery award winning novel by Ellen Raskin, adapted by Darian Lindle and directed by Angela Miloro-Hansen, will open at the Geauga Theater on March 14. The murder mystery is filled with interesting characters, chaos and comedy that will keep theatergoers guessing until the end.

The unsuspecting residents of Sunset Towers are summoned to the reading of a mysterious will, only to find themselves locked in a thrilling game, as they must discover who is responsible for killing an eccentric millionaire. Through blizzards, bombings and unlikely alliances, the game begins. The only people who hold all the clues are one Westing heir and the audience.

Running March 14-30, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. Marquee sponsor is Middlefield Bank.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors, and a special price of $8 for children ages 10 and under.

Through support provided by Middlefield Bank, an opportunity for students to attend a special performance at a discounted rate is available. If one is a teacher, or leads a youth group, please call the business office at 440-285-7701 for more information.

The Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water St. in Chardon.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call the box office at 440-286-2255

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