Reopened Akron-area entertainment venues, Aug. 13, 2020



New rules for reopened area entertainment venues

Akron Civic Theatre: Livevirtually — Every week the theater will share any nationally live artists that are sharing a concert to the masses, highlight regional talents and their live performances and also let the general public submit their talents by singing their favorite songs. Visit https://www.facebook.com/AkronCivic/.

Akron-Summit County Public Library: Libraries in the system have opened to patrons in a deliberate and structured manner. Rules for social distancing, safety measures, and sanitizing protocols will be in place. Returns will be restricted to library book drops. For more information, go to https://akronlibrary.org/covid-19-planning-for-our-return-to-service. Stream movies with your library card using Kanopy. For more information, go to http://akronlibrary.org.

Akron Zoo: The zoo is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Tickets are $8 per person and must be purchased online at http://akronzoo.org. All indoor buildings are closed, along with the zoo’s Conservation Carousel, A&K Wilber Express and the boma (goat feeding). All staff members are required to wear masks. Guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks and will be asked to observe social distancing. Special hours are available for those who are vulnerable to COVID-19, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more details and a full list of all safety measures, go to http://akronzoo.org/2020-visitor-guidelines.

Apollo’s Fire: In response to the coronavirus shutdown, Apollo’s Fire has launched “Music for the Soul,” a series of online programs featuring concert videos, interviews, and related reading. For more information, go to https://apollosfire.org/music-for-the-soul/.

Barberton Public Library: Curbside and lobby service are available. First- and second-floor access is now available. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 10-11 a.m. is reserved for seniors and vulnerable individuals; masks are required by order of the Summit County Health Department and are available at the door upon request; visits and computer access are limited to one hour. For more information, go to www.barbertonlibrary.org. The CLEVNET eMedia Collection through OverDrive or Libby provides popular audiobooks, eBooks, music, magazines and videos for download. Check out titles anywhere with a web browser and your library card.

Beech Creek Gardens: Is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The number of visitors admitted to the grounds each day is limited, as is the number of visitors permitted inside the facilities at one time. The amount of time visitors can spend in each facility is limited by timed sessions which occur continuously throughout each day. Visitors are permitted to attend multiple sessions depending on the attendance at any given time. Admission is $8 per person for ages 3 and older with free admission for ages 2 and younger. Located at 11929 Beech Street NE in Alliance. More information at www.beechcreekgardens.org.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio: Have reopened the following sites: Lorain County (Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for all sites): Desich Family Campus, 4111 Pearly Ave., Lorain; Elyria, 1821 Middle Ave., Elyria; Southside Gardens, 3010 Vine Ave., Lorain; and Westview Terrace, 2218 W. 24th St., Lorain; Cleveland: Broadway Club (hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays), 6114 Broadway Ave.; King Kennedy Club (hours noon to 4 p.m. weekdays), 2561 E. 59th Street; and St. Luke’s Club (hours noon to 4 p.m. weekdays), 2705 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive; Akron: Steve Wise Clubhouse (hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays), 889 Jonathan Ave. Akron; and Sandusky: First Congregational Church, 431 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. A complete rundown of rules and protocols for the reopened Clubs can be found at https://bit.ly/2TGEdzZ.

Canton Ballet: Has opened its doors for Summer Intensive dance classes. All class levels and dance idioms will be offered in person this summer. Virtual classes are also available. Summer program registration is at: http://cantonballet.com. Students will be requested to wear masks to enter and leave the building and may take them off to dance if they wish. Only students may enter the building with the exception of children 5 and under who may be accompanied by one adult wearing a mask to drop them off at their classroom door before returning to the parking lot. Faculty and staff will wear masks at all times when interacting with the public.

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA): The museum has reopened to the public in a limited capacity. CMA’s first phase hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Timed entry tickets for six slots at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the museum website at http://cantonart.org. The 10-11 a.m. time slot is reserved for seniors and other high-risk visitors. Last tickets for the day will be at 3 p.m. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis, and visitors are strongly encouraged to reserve online.

Canton Museum of Art’s School of Art: Is offering virtual camps, classes and workshops for students of all ages/ability levels. Registration is now open and can be accessed at www.cantonart.org/learn. For a complete list of adult classes and workshops go to www.cantonart.org/learn/adults. For a complete list of kids’ classes and workshops go to www.cantonart.org/content/kids-classes-workshops.

Canton Symphony Orchestra: Will offer Music Theory with Matthew at 6-7 p.m. Aug. 26. Introducing patrons to the basics of music theory. Also, Beyond the Music Series on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Registration is open for these events at www.cantonsymphony.org/online-programming/.

Cedar Point: Has reopened with new restrictions, including mandatory face coverings. All park attendees will be required to make a reservation through the Cedar Point mobile app or at http://cedarpoint.com. Attendees and employees will be required to wear a mask at all times. Markers and signage will be placed throughout the park to assist with social distancing of at least six feet. Additional measures include touchless transactions, limited contact between visitors and workers, enhanced cleaning in high-touch areas, dining locations, hotel rooms and restrooms, capacity management throughout the park and additional hand-sanitation. stations. For more information, go to www.cedarpoint.com/.

Children’s Concert Society: Has created a YouTube site (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyKZwX9AC9QEOrfSOdUd3gg/featured) that features playlists from regular in-school performers.

City of Akron Outdoor Pools and Splash Pads: Open 1-7 p.m. Monday–Friday, and 1-5 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting. The pools are located at Reservoir Park in Goodyear Heights and Perkins Park in West Akron, and the splash pads are at Joy Park in East Akron and Patterson Park in North Hill. In order to access city of Akron pools this summer, all users must sign up for a free membership. You can register for that membership at http://akron.recdesk.com or in person at either of the pools. All minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian register them for a membership.

Cleveland Public Library: Is offering a Virtual Storytime on its digital platforms, which include http://cpl.org, Facebook and YouTube (www.youtube.com/channel/UCn61KJzQ8f0F7TlWYFSpHkA).

Cleveland Zoo: Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, go to www.clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo/tickets-attractions/cleveland-metroparks-zoo-reopening.

Cleveland Museum of Art: Tickets can be reserved online or by calling 216-421-7350 on a first-come, first-served basis. For more details on all the protocols for visiting the museum’s galleries, go to www.clevelandart.org/visit-plan.

Cuyahoga Falls Public Library: Hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 1-6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; and 1-5 p.m. Saturday. The library will continue to update the public as adaptations are made to the plan. Visit www.cuyahogafallslibrary.org for the most current hours, service offerings and information. Digital content is available through the library’s website at https://cuyahogafallslibrary.org/.

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center: Current gallery hours at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a limit of 4 visitors at a time, with face coverings. The “Faculty Exhibit” will be on display through Thursday. For more information, go to www.cvart.org/exhibits/.

Downview Sports Center: Has reopened with hours of noon to 8 p.m. daily. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with public health guidelines for this type of facility by reviewing the information from the State of Ohio at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/Golf-Course-Operator.pdf. Batting cage specific information can be found at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/Baseball-Softball.pdf.

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium: Has reopened from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission will be timed entry and reservations are available to book online. The Aquarium will be implementing new physical distancing protocols including (but not limited to) reduced capacity, pre-purchase timed ticketing, additional sanitation measures and one-way paths. Areas where social distancing can’t be achieved will be temporarily closed including some interactives, play areas and animal encounters. All team members will have daily temperature checks and will wear protective facial coverings. For more information, go to www.greaterclevelandaquarium.com/newsroom/.

Hale Farm & Village: Has reopened with hours of operation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the first hour reserved daily for at-risk visitors. Advance timed tickets will be required with the final ticket sold at 3 p.m. Facial masks will be required. Additional opening information and visitor guidelines will be available at www.wrhs.org/plan-your-visit-hfv/.

Historic Zoar Village and Fort Laurens: Tours are by appointment and limited to 10 or less visitors. The earliest tours are reserved for seniors and vulnerable populations. Tour appointments will be offered between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays-Saturdays and between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sundays. The outdoor tour series will not enter any buildings. This is subject to change with inclement weather. Tours can be booked on the Facebook page or via http://historiczoarvillage.eventbrite.com. If you are more comfortable with only your family group on a tour, please call 330-874-3011.

Hudson Library & Historical Society: Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays. There are dedicated hours for vulnerable community members. For more information, go to www.hudsonlibrary.org/special-announcement/, email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or leave a message at 330-653-6658, ext. 1010.

The Indian Museum in Mentor: Reopened with attendance by appointment for small groups and is limited to 1 hour. Face coverings are required and the staff will sanitize areas between groups. For an appointment, call 440-951-3813 and leave a message.

The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD): Is offering at-home education programs. Information on the programs can be found on the Derby’s website at http://g3edu.soapboxderby.org.

Massillon Museum: Is open with new guidelines in place to allow for social distancing throughout the museum, reduced occupancy in galleries, and rigorous, visible cleaning routines. For more information, go to www.massillonmuseum.org.

The Massillon Public Library: Main library hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with 11 a.m. to noon reserved for at-risk individuals; Askren Branch: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday; 10- a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, with 10-11 a.m. reserved for at-risk individuals; Belloni Branch: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, with 9-10 a.m. reserved for at-risk individuals. For more information, go to www.massillonlibrary.org.

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum: Open 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Closed from noon to 1 p.m. to disinfect high touch areas in all public spaces. Admission is based on 50% of the museum’s building capacity. The museum is selling a maximum of 220 admissions for each time slot. For more information, go to www.mckinleymuseum.org.

Medina Square Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 17. The market will open at 8:30 a.m. for at-risk shoppers such as seniors age 60+ and individuals with compromised immunity. There are returning vendors and new vendors. The market has added some new regulations for customers and vendors including one-way foot traffic, hand-sanitizing stations, and recommendations for face masks. Rules may be found at www.medinafarmersmarket.com.

MGM Northfield Park: Reopened with a 50% capacity restriction. VLT machines are configured to allow for physical distancing. Valet parking is temporarily discontinued. Complimentary self-parking is available. Limited offerings in this first stage of MGM Northfield Park’s reopening include: Restaurants: Concerto Italian Kitchen, TAP Sports Bar; Bars: The Neon Room, Casino Cocktail Service (provided in single-serve disposable cups); and live racing. For more information, go to https://mgmnorthfieldpark.mgmresorts.com/en.html.

Music Box Supper Club: The club is suggesting to customers that they wear masks as they enter the venue until they sit down at their table. Masks will be provided if a customer does not have their own. Reservations of 10 people or less per table only. The club has removed chairs from half of its tables to ensure proper social distancing in dining areas. For more information, go to www.musicboxcle.com/.

Music Therapy Enrichment Center Inc.: Is offering music and fun at home through virtual camps and classes. For more information go to www.mtecincorporated.com/music-classes or call Tara Murdock, MT-BC, Music Class Coordinator at 440-250-0091.

Music Together Summit: Is offering Music Together Online classes for families with children ages birth through 5. Visit http://musictogethersummit.com for the schedule and to register.

National First Ladies’ Library: The First Ladies National Historic Site’s Education & Research Center will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Sunday and Monday). The Saxton House remains closed at this time. For more information, go to http://firstladies.org/.

Pro Football Hall of Fame & Museum: The museum operates 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. For more information on new safety precautions, go to www.profootballhof.com/open/.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Early access available at 10 a.m. for teachers (Mondays), vulnerable fans (Tuesdays), Rock Hall members (Saturdays) and healthcare workers (Sundays). For complete reopening information, go to www.rockhall.com/coronavirus.

Rodman Public Library: The Main Library at 215 E. Broadway St., Alliance; and branch library at 1808 W. State Street, Alliance, have reopened with the following hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information on the reopening, go to www.rodmanlibrary.com/library-reopening. Virtual Programs: Online Teen Writing Club at 4 p.m. Aug. 26, will be held in Google Hangout. To sign up, teens need to email rodmaninfo@gmail.com with their name, age and Gmail account.

Rubber City Comics: 74 E. Mill St., Akron. Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to www.rubbercitycomics.com.

Sarah’s Vineyard: 1204 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Is open with limited indoor seating and outdoor seating. Hours are: 4-9 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 1-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to www.sarahsvineyardwinery.com/.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens: 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, with the last admission at 4:30 p.m. 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays reserved for senior guests (Manor House opens early). The Manor House will be open for tours from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All tours, including Manor House tours, will be self-guided. Capacity limits throughout the estate . As with the entire estate, Molly’s Shop and Café will be open with procedures in place to ensure social distancing. The Corbin Conservatory as well as other areas may open later in the season. For more information, go to http://stanhywet.org.

Stark Library: All branch libraries are scheduled to be open by the end of August. For information on a particular branch, go to https://starklibrary.org/home/about/covid-19/faq-about-the-library/.

Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library: Library and Drive-Up Window Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; closed Sunday. The Children’s Department is closed for browsing, but materials are available. Currently, only adults ages 18 and over are allowed in the library. For more information, go to www.smfpl.org/update.

Summit Artspace: Summit Artspace on East Market, 140 E. Market St., Akron. Hours: 12-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 12-5 p.m. Saturday. 12-3 p.m. Thursday reserved for vulnerable populations. Summit Artspace on Tusc, 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton. Hours: 5-8 p.m. Fridays and 12-5 p.m. Saturdays. Following health directives, visitors will need a free, timed ticket to enter the building. For complete details, go to www.summitartspace.org/20472/tickets/.

Summit County Historical Society: The grounds of the Perkins Stone Mansion and the John Brown House have reopened for the 2020 season. On Fridays, guests are welcomed for free from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Saturdays, there is a $2 per person grounds fee to be on the property between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair or blanket. The Wash House will be open for gift shop purchases and bathroom breaks. To learn more about the Summit County Historical Society, please call 330-535-1120 or visit the web site at www.summithistory.org.

Urban Air Adventure Park: Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Many attractions are designed and can be operated with space between guests. Tables will be spaced at least 6 feet apart. And, stickers are placed on the floor to guide guests for queuing. For more information, go to www.urbanairakron.com.

Wadsworth Public Library: Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Please allow the first hour of each day for at-risk populations. No more than 100 patrons, regardless of age, will be permitted in the building at one time. Patrons age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Facial coverings are recommended, but not required for general browsing. Disposable masks are available at service desks if you wish to use them. Please sanitize your hands when you arrive and as you leave at the hygiene station in our entryway. For more information, go to www.wadsworthlibrary.com/.

Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS): The Cleveland History Center (CHC) in University Circle, the headquarters of the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS), has reopened. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the first hour reserved daily for at-risk visitors. Advance timed tickets will be required with the final ticket sold at 3 p.m. Facial masks will be required. Additional opening information and visitor guidelines will be available at www.wrhs.org.


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