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Outdoor movies enhance Tallmadge's music concert series

Rec Center hopes to attract young families with outdoor films

by Holly Schoenstein | reporter Published: June 22, 2014 12:00 AM
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Tallmadge -- For the third consecutive year, the city invites people of all ages to enjoy various genres of music at one of its most well-known parks.

The Music on the Circle free concert series is scheduled Saturdays, July 12 through Aug. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Circle Park.

Parking will be available at businesses around the Circle.

Attendees are encouraged to take chairs or blankets to sit on, and food is welcome.

As a complement to the concerts, the city's Parks and Recreation Department is expanding the outdoor movie program called Movies in the Parks it started last year.

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After two of the concerts at Circle Park, a family-friendly movie will be shown on a large, inflated projection screen. On two separate dates, two other movies will be shown at dark without preceding concerts at different parks.

The movies being shown will be announced at a later date.

Rec Program Coordinator Renee Kaufman said the concert series attracts people of all ages, but when a movie was shown after one of the concerts last year, more families with young children attended. To attract even more young families, the Parks and Recreation Department decided to show a total of four movies this year.

"We just thought this might be a good way to have the community come out and enjoy the music. By the time the music's over, it's dark out, and they can enjoy a movie ... ," Kaufman said. "It's a fun community function that we've been wanting to do so we just thought by incorporating the two together it might be a fun way to get it started."

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Music on the Circle, MOVIES IN THE PARKS 2014:
July 12  —  The Chardon Polka Band (polka music) with movie to follow — Circle Park
July 19  —  The John Trapani Big Band (big band music)
July 24  — Movie only — at dark, park to be announced
July 26  —  The Diamond Project (Neil Diamond cover band)
Aug. 2  —  Sweet Beats (Beatles cover band) with movie to follow — Circle Park
Aug. 9  —  Instant Replay (oldies)
Aug. 14 — Movie only — at dark, park to be announced
Source: Tallmadge Parks and Recreation Department

Contact this reporter at 330-541-9428 or hschoenstein@recordpub.com

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