lobster clambake fundraiser hosted by CVNP
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will have its 16th annual Clambake celebration, a fundraiser for the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center in the national park, Sept. 18 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 3675 Oak Hill Drive in Peninsula.
Guests will enjoy an evening of fine dining, music, and good company--complete with a clam and lobster bake, a 50/50 raffle, and a live auction. This year's auction packages feature one-of-a-kind park experiences, including a cooking class with Conservancy Chef Larkin Rogers and an ice cream social at the Ledges or Octagon shelter.
Proceeds from Clambake go directly to the CVEEC to support scholarships and other critical program funding for students who attend residential programs, summer camp, Junior Ranger day programs, and other events at the Center.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org/clambake
John Brown House plans forum
Summit County Historical Society will host a monthly Community Forum on Summit County's relationship with the 19th century movement to abolish slavery and the modern history of Civil Rights. The free event will be at the John Brown House in Akron on Sept. 15 at 5 p.m.
In conjunction with this program, the Society will sponsor a free monthly tour to the monument dedicated to John Brown on the grounds of the Akron Zoo, at 9 a.m. on Sept. 15. Visitors may enter the Akron Zoo through the main entrance and drive to the farthest edge of the parking lot near Euclid Avenue.
/ Sept. 15: Society chairman Dave Lieberth will speak on John Brown's life and legacy.
Seating is limited for each presentation. For more information, call 330-535-1120 or e-mail curator Ted Mallison at email@example.com.