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The Update | WCMA Cancels Upcoming Season at Packard Hall; Virtual Canfield Fair Planned

WARREN – Due to the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and government regulations pertaining to public gatherings, Warren Civic Music will not have a 2020-2021 concert season.

It will be the first time in the 80-year history of WCMA that a season was canceled, according to a news release from the organization. All concerts are normally held in Packard Music Hall.

The WCMA plans to reschedule the same artists it was going to book in the upcoming season for the 2021-22 season.

The pandemic forced the postponement of the final two shows on the 2019-20 season, and also affected plans for As previously announced, the Divas3 concert will now take place March 23, and the Gatlin Brothers concert will be April 20. Tickets purchased for the original dates will be honored on the new dates.

Virtual Canfield Fair Is Planned

CANFIELD – The Canfield Fair has been canceled but a virtual fair will provide an online way to continue its spirit.

It will be streamed at CanfieldFair.com and the fair’s social media sites Sept. 2-7.

The virtual fair will feature daily activities and challenges, merchandise giveaways, videos spotlighting fair people such as pumpkin growers and vendors, and the podcast with history of the fair.

There will also be a rooster crowing contest and the annual wiener dog races.

MVHS Culture and Cuisine Nights Are Canceled

YOUNGSTOWN – Mahoning Valley Historical Society has canceled its remaining three Culture and Cuisine Nights this fall, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Culture and Cuisine Nights began last year with two, well-attended events in October and November, celebrating Hispanic customs and Victorian Christmas traditions, respectively. The 2020 springtime events were planned to showcase German and Romanian cultures. The fall events were to highlight Italian, African and Greek cultures.

The group will consider these again for the 2021 series.

Shaker Woods Village will Proceed Without Entertainment

COLUMBIANA – The 39th annual Shaker Woods Village will take place Aug. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at the festival grounds on Countyline Road, just off state Route 7, about a mile north of state Route 14.

Formerly known as Shaker Woods Festival, the event will have another big change this year. There will be no entertainment, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Other health measures will also be in place due to the pandemic.

The Shaker Woods Village features more than 200 of the top juried craftspeople in the country, each dressed in Shaker period clothing while demonstrating and selling their handmade wares.

The wooded grounds have walking paths for guests to stroll. Admission is $8 daily per adult (free for children 12 and under). Group rates are available. Go to ShakerWoods.com for information.

All workers will wear face coverings, and there will be ample space between tables in the picnic area to keep guests six feet apart. Other pandemic measures include hand sanitizing stations and Plexiglas dividers at ticket booths.

Bands Announced for Columbiana Uncorked

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau (CATB) has announced the entertainment lineup for Columbiana Uncorked, the charity’s annual wine tasting, which will take place Oct. 3 at Town Center at Firestone Farms.

Guests will enjoy juried arts and crafts, local food trucks, samples from select area wineries and live entertainment by Anthony Horvath, 5-6:30 p.m.; The Conkle Brothers, 6:30-8 p.m.; and Leanne Binder, 8-10 p.m.

Tickets are $25/person in advance at http://bit.ly/2020ColumbianaUncorked. Individuals must be 21 years old to participate in the wine tasting portion of this event.

Along with the Joy of Christmas Light Show, set for select dates in November and December, Columbiana Uncorked raises awareness and funds for the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau. For information or to sponsor Columbiana Uncorked 2020, call 330-482-2282.

Posted July 31, 2020.

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