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Issue Date: July 2006 Issue

The Agenda

Reds, Whites and Brews: A Toast to Literacy

More than 300 people attended Cleveland Reads’ fifth annual “Reds, Whites and Brews: A Toast to Literacy” May 20 at Sammy’s in the Flats for an evening of wine and beer tasting. Four themed rooms featured more than 60 types of wine and handcrafted specialty beers from around the world, while guests participated in raffles and silent auctions. More than $60,000 was raised for literacy efforts in Greater Cleveland. Cleveland Magazine was a sponsor of this event.

Discovering Chimpanzees: The Remarkable World of Jane Goodall
Experience the work of Jane Goodall by way of the Cleveland Museum of National History’s 6,000-square-foot exhibit, which features a replica of the forest of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, now through Sept. 3. Interactive exhibits and programs will give visitors a sense of Goodall’s story and her global influence. This exhibit is free with a museum admission. Children 2 and under are free, $4.50 for children ages 3 to 6, $5.50 for children ages 7 to 18 and $7.50 for adults. For more information, visit or call (216) 231-4600. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of this event.

Flying Jewels of Africa
Visitors to the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse now through Aug. 31 can witness the colorful Costa Rican butterflies that have been fluttering around since 2003 and 20 rare species of African butterflies and moths that have been added to the glasshouse. This exhibit is free with admission to the garden. For more information and ticket prices, visit or call (216) 721-1600. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of this event.

Vintage Ohio
Twenty-three of Ohio’s finest wineries will be on hand at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland Aug. 4 and 5 from 1 to 10 p.m. for this highly acclaimed wine festival. Enjoy wine tastings along with an ice wine tent, cooking school, wine education seminars, craft artisans and fine restaurants. New this year, performances on two stages presented by Playhouse Square Foundation. For ticket prices or more information, call 1-800-227-6972 or visit Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of this event.

The Cleveland Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra invites you to the kickoff of its summer season at Blossom Music Center with a salute to America July 1 through 4. Conductor Loras John Schissel will conduct a program of family favorites, including a salute to the Armed Forces and Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture. Other concerts will include “Music of John Williams & Other Hollywood Greats” July 29 and 30, “Bugs Bunny on Broadway” Aug. 12 and “The Wizard of Oz” Sept. 2 and 3. For more information and ticket prices, visit or call (216) 231-1111. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of these events.

Tops KidsFest
Bring the whole family for the 15th annual Tops KidsFest in partnership with Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital July 21 through 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tower City Amphitheater. Enjoy live performances, crafts and sports for all ages. Admission is free for children under age 2, $5 for children ages 2 to 12, and $7 for adults. For more information, call (440) 247-4FUN. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of this event.

Nature at Night
Cleveland Metroparks’ “Nature at Night” event will feature a variety of free outdoor activities July 8 from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Chagrin Nature Center and Forest Picnic Area in Mayfield Village’s North Chagrin Reservation. Guests will enjoy sing-alongs by the campfire, crafts for children, a nighttime animal maze and a concert by Northern Portage at Forest Picnic Park from 8:30 to 11 p.m. For more information, call (440) 473-3370 or visit Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of this event.

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