Area woman to perform
Amanda Campbell of Warren is one of 10 dancers who will perform this weekend at the Jazz Dance World Congress 2001 in Monterrey, Mexico. Campbell and four other recent graduates of Kent State University will join five current students in performing "Take It Out," which was choreographed by KSU assistant professor of dance Kimberly Karpanty. Only 20 choreographers were invited to participate in the Leo's Jazz Dance Choreography Competitive Event during the World Congress, which begins Saturday and concludes Wednesday.
Campbell, 25, graduated in May with undergraduate degrees in dance performance and psychology.
Area ties to reality show
Don Leonard of Columbiana never misses an episode of the CBS reality series "Big Brother 2." You wouldn't miss it, either, if your great-nephew was one of the contestants. Hardy Hill, 31, of York, Pa., was reared by Leonard's sister, Esther Dillon, after Hill's mother died when he was 7, Leonard said. Hill attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and worked in marketing before moving to Miami about six months ago and trying out for the TV show. "Big Brother 2" is shown at 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Benefit show for Habitat
SALEM -- Habitat for Humanity will receive proceeds from a benefit performance of the musical "Oliver" at 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at Salem Community Theatre. Tickets are $15. Habitat for Humanity will sponsor a reception during intermission. Buy tickets at the theater, Lucia's Studio on Broadway or Moffett's Menswear on East State Street. Call the theater at (330) 332-9688 for information.
Gallery to display art
MIDDLEFIELD -- Ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, watercolor, silk, photography and stained glass will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11 on the lawn of The Stained Pane Gallery, 13770 state Route 608. Gallery owner Betsy Roll will display her own show, "Tapestry in Art," and glass artist Gloria Lutsch will demonstrate bead making.
Free performances by Kent State University Geauga Campus Theater Group will be from 10 a.m. to noon. The band Unknown Reason, from Chesterland, will play folk and rock music at 1 p.m.
Call the gallery at (440) 632-0928 for details.
Fest celebrates 1870s
BURTON -- For a taste of life in the 1870s, attend the "Legends of the Old West" festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 12 at Century Village Museum, state Routes 87 and 700. Festival-goers will interact with actors in a bank robbery scene, and a village marshal will deputize citizens to find criminals in hiding. There will also be courtroom sessions with Judge Roy Bean, card games with a gambler and a shotgun wedding in the 155-year-old church.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children ages 5 and under. Call Geauga County Historical Society at (440) 834-1492 for information.