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Contest promotes four area wineries

The Ohio Wine Producers Association is spotlighting four wineries near state Route 11 in April.

Participants who visit Country Porch Winery in Cortland, Greene Eagle Winery in Green, Emerine Estates in Jefferson and Stable Winery in Andover during April and collect a signature at each location from a winery representative will receive a bottle-shaped corkscrew and will be eligible to win an overnight stay in Trumbull County, provided by the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau.

Traveling cards required for the signatures are available at the participating wineries and can be downloaded at www.Ohiowines.org/day-trips.

Broadway dance workshops at JCC

Two Broadway dance workshops will be offered in April at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane.

Dancers can learn the original choreography from the Broadway hit “A Chorus Line” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A second class from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 21 will focus on the music “Chicago” and the techniques of director / choreographer Bob Fosse. Both will be taught by Newton Falls native Makayla McIntosh, who appeared in the national tour of “A Chorus Line” and has performed on Disney Cruise Lines and at the Grand Ole Opry.

Classes are open to those 14 and older with intermediate / advanced dance experience. The cost for each class is $30 for JCC members and $40 for nonmembers. Registration is available at jccyoungstown.org.

Piano students play Beethoven sonatas

Students of pianist Sean Baran will perform three of Ludwig van Beethoven’s solo piano works in a concert that will be livestreamed at 6 p.m. Friday through Stambaugh Auditorium’s Digital Concert Hall app.

Performing Beethoven’s Moonlight, Waldstein, and Appassionata sonatas will be Liam Clark, a freshman at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School; Jackson Hunt, a junior at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School; and Luke Martinucci, a senior at Ursuline High School.

The concert is free to view.

Stan Hywet reopens for 2021 season

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens opens for the season today with the exhibition theme “Restoration: If This Hall Could Talk.”

The theme celebrates an extensive restoration process throughout the estate at 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, that started in 2015. Other changes include an outdoor guided history tour of the gardens and grounds, a new performing arts series and the return of such events as Founders’ Day Weekend — June 11 to 13 — and the Father’s Day Car Show, June 20.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. All tours are self-guided. Guided tours of the Manor House are expected to return in June, depending on the guidelines issued by the state and county public health departments.

For more information, go to stanhywet.org or call 330-836-5533.

Sixth Humanities Festival goes online

The sixth Pittsburgh Humanities Festival will be presented as an online-only event.

Programs are scheduled 7 p.m. every Wednesday in April and will be streamed on the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. It is free to view.

The series include Jonnet Solomon on the National Negro Opera House on Wednesday; author / Yale professor / feminist music critic Daphne A. Brooks on “Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound” on April 14; baker Jasmine Cho on “Cookie Activism: Using Sugar as a Platform for Social Justice” on April 21; and a panel discussion “Gun Violence Prevention” on April 28.

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