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The Geauga Arts Network Group (GANG) will be hosting an open house Feb. 18 for artists of every discipline, living or…

GANG Hosts Artist Open House

The Geauga Arts Network Group (GANG) will be hosting an open house Feb. 18 for artists of every discipline, living or working in Geauga County. Host for the evening will be Chester Township-based playwright Joanne Durante.

Visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, actors, sculptors, photographers and artists working in any medium are invited to share their work and network with other area artists.

The educational program, which is free and open to the general public, will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. at Heinen’s Cafe, 402 Center St. in Chardon. No reservations are necessary.

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

Dr. Seuss Celebration at GLTG

All fans of Dr. Seuss, beloved author and illustrator of such favorites as “Green Eggs and Ham,” “The Cat in the Hat” and “The Grinch,” are invited to a celebration March 1 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Geauga Theater, 101 Water St. Chardon.

Presented by the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild, the family oriented event will feature a special Seuss Reader’s Theater and singing performance by the GLTG show choir The Geauga Gems directed by Karen Porter. There will also be Dr. Seuss related crafts, games and refreshments.

The community event is free, however donations are gratefully accepted at the door.

For more information, contact the GLTG business office at 440-285-7701 or visit

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.

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.

Color, Life and Nostalgia in Upcoming Art Exhibition

Local artist Lisa Eastman will open her art exhibit, Lisa Eastman: Chagrin Valley Landscape Artist, Feb. 15 at Fairmount Center for the Arts, 8400 Fairmount Road in Russell Township.

A reception for the artist will be held March 8 from 5-7 p.m. Guests will enjoy hors d’ouevres, drinks, art and an artist talk, where Lisa will discuss her process, her work and answer questions.

The exhibit will be on display Feb. 15 through March 24. The reception and exhibition is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 440-338-3171.

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