August Hudson Monthly Hot Picks
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Aug. 10, 11, 12
The Hale Farm & Village, a museum of Western Reserve Historical Society, brings the Civil War to life at the annual Civil War Reenactment Aug. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 500 re-enactors are expected to participate. At 2 p.m. daily, Civil War “battles” will take place in the museum’s north pasture. Guests will meet soldiers and civilians, hear the sounds of battle, smell the gunpowder, shake hands with President Lincoln and shop for a hoopskirt.
Also, on Aug. 11 from 8 to 10:30 p.m., guests are invited to the Civil War Reenactment Ball to dance the Virginia Reel and spin back to the Civil War era. Reenactors and Hale Farm & Village costumed staff will join the festivities. Cost is $5 and reservations are required. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 330-666-3711.
New this year is a Candlelight tour of camps. Guests are invited on a candlelit walk through the Hale Farm & Village grounds on Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. The lantern tour will lead visitors through Union and Confederate Camps where they will get a behind-the-scenes look at history coming to life. Reservations are required and tickets cost $15 for WRHS members and $25 for non-members. Call 330-666-3711 ext. 1720.
Advance general admission tickets are available at www.halefarm.org. General admission tickets also will be available at the gate. Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 per child ages 3 to 12. WRHS members are free. A two-day Civil War Pass is available for $15 per adult and $7.50 per child ages 3 to 12. Group rates for parties of 15 people or more are available. Call 330-666-3711 for more information.
The Third Annual Hale Farm & Village Made in Ohio Craft Festival offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience with more than 80 Ohio craft and food exhibitors and live entertainment. The reduced adult admission fee for the day — only $5 — includes all that the museum has to offer, such as tours of historic homes, craft and trade demonstrations; hearth and wood stove cooking, livestock demonstrations, gardens and more.
Exhibitor space is still available. For exhibitor information and applications, contact Renee Flynn at 330-666-3471, or visit www.madeinohiofestival.com. For more information on Hale Farm & Village, visit www.halefarm.org.
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park announced the following hours for park visitor centers for July and August.
Boston Store Visitor Center, located at 1550 Boston Mills Road in Peninsula, houses exhibits which tell the story of canal boat building in the valley. The center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Canal Visitor Center, 7104 Canal Road, offers exhibits on life along the canal and human history in the valley. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center, 2045 Bolanz Road, offers kid-friendly exhibits and park information. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hope Preschool, a ministry of Hope Community Church, will offer three day classes for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children for the 2012-13 school year. Classes are Tuesday, Wednesdday and Thursday mornings. Children participate in circle time, arts and crafts, fun and games and a special discovery time where activities related to science, math and music are planned on a rotating basis. A special Chapel time will also be offered every other week and Chirstian music and lessons will be integrated into the teaching themes. The children will also enjoy holiday parties and special programs and guest speakers. For more information about registration, class offerings, entrance requirements, tuition and fees, call the church at 330-655-5170 or 330-656-0992 or visit www.hopecma.com/perschool.
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