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The Suburbanite
  • Dan Kane: Museum putting the fun in fundraiser

  • There’s plenty of fun to be had Saturday night as the Massillon Museum holds an offbeat (and refreshingly free) fundraiser for the purchase of a cool old-time black-and-white photo booth for its lobby.

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  • There’s plenty of fun to be had Saturday night as the Massillon Museum holds an offbeat (and refreshingly free) fundraiser for the purchase of a cool old-time black-and-white photo booth for its lobby.
    The main attraction is a silent auction with more than 80 donated pieces of artwork from Ron Copeland, Bili Kribbs, Clare Murray Adams, Patricia Zinsmeister Parker and many others. Bidding will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
    The Kodachrome Babies, a band from Tuscarawas County, will perform. Memory Productions of Canal Fulton will operate a vintage photo booth, with photos available for a small fee. There will be an ice cream sundae bar with donations from Smuckers and Friendly’s.
    A preview of the auction items can be found at www.massillonmuseum.org.
    OUR HANDYMAN
    Elliott Boswell, a 1986 graduate of Washington High School, is one of three finalists left on the HGTV series “All-American Handyman,” which airs at 9 p.m. Sunday. The competition began with 20 men and women from around the country. Watch and cheer him on! HGTV is channel 49 on Time Warner Cable.
    HOLLYWOOD AND HEPBURN
    Fans of old Hollywood might want to beeline to the Kent State University Museum between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. There to greet visitors and sign autographs will be Robert Osborne, the veteran Turner Classic Movies host, and actress Ann Rutherford, who played Scarlett O’Hara’s sister in “Gone With the Wind,” was Polly Benedict in the “Andy Hardy” film series and played Suzanne Pleshette’s mother on “The Bob Newhart Show.” Admission to the event is $15, which includes admission to the fashion-themed museum’s exhibits. The museum is at 515 Hilltop Dr. (at East Main and South Lincoln streets) on the Kent State University campus.
    Opening Oct. 2 at the museum will be a major exhibition titled “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed For Stage and Screen,” which will include the actress’ costumes from the plays “The Philadelphia Story,” “Coco,” and “West Side Waltz,” and the films “Adam’s Rib,” “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “The Lion in Winter.” The museum acquired Hepburn’s performance clothes from her estate in 2008. The Hepburn exhibition will remain on view through September 2011.
    FILM FEST OPENER
    Retired Kent State University film professor Richard Myers will talk about his lengthy career in experimental filmmaking and his use of nonactors and symbolism in his work at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, the opening night of the Canton Palace Theatre’s International Film Festival. Following at 8 p.m. will be a screening of Myers’ feature-length film, “Marjory’s Diary,” which uses his mother’s diaries to tell the story of her life during the Depression and how Hollywood films shaped her outlook. Admission is $6. Tickets to the film and the opening reception, including film festival keepsakes, is $25. The festival will run from Oct. 7 through 10. For more information, visit www.cantonpalacefilmfestival.com.
    Page 2 of 2 - GOLDEN TICKET
    For the 13th consecutive year, Cedar Point in Sandusky has been named best amusement park in the world in Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards. Amusement Today is an international trade publication focused on amusement and water park news and trends. Cedar Point took the award for best steel roller coaster. Cedar Point is open for HalloWeekends, a family fall festival of fun and frights, Fridays through Sundays through Oct. 31.