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Spring & Summer Events

Spring & Summer Events Vintage Days including Vintage Base Ball April 29, noon-4 pm All tours self-guided. Included with a self-guided tour admission. Travel back in time during Vintage Days at Stan Hywet. In the Manor House, friends, business associates and staff members of the Seiberling family are eager to tell you about life in the 1920s on an American Country Estate. Played by our Stan Hywet Historic Players troupe, this interactive tour takes place on select dates throughout the season. Then enjoy a game of vintage “base ball” on the Great Meadow from 1-3pm as our resident team, the Akron Black Stockings, take on the Mansfield Independents. MAY Yoga on the West Terrace May 6, 10:30-11:30am Members $12, non-members $16 per class. Or buy the 6 month series (May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 14) Member $65; non-member $86 (includes self-guided grounds admission). Enjoy yoga on the first Sunday of the month May - September and October 14 with instructors from Yoga Lounge & Barre. Participate in all levels of vinyasa flow yoga practice in the beauty of the West Terrace of the Manor House. After class, unwind with a stroll through the gardens. Holistic Health in a Home/House: Stan Hywet as Example-presented by Kristine M. Gill, RN, PhD May 11, 1:30-4:30pm; May 12 10am-1pm See 4/20 listing for details. Mother’s Day May 13, 10am-4:30pm Bring Mom to enjoy a leisurely Mother’s Day at Stan Hywet. All mothers receive complimentary admission, including a Manor House tour. All tours are self-guided on Mother’s Day. Enjoy a performance by the Kent State University Men’s Chorus under the direction of Mr. Bryon K. Black II, from 1-2pm on the Courtyard Stage. 22 STANHYWET.ORG NEW! Seiberling Explorers Family Programs For Children, ages 3-6 • Wednesdays at 10:30am and 1pm, June 6 – August 15 • Included in admission. No-preregistration required • Begins in the Carriage House Courtyard and lasts one hour • Parents or guardian must accompany their children Drop by and become a Seiberling Explorer! Kids (accompanied by a parent) will participate in a variety of interactive adventures throughout the Estate, including the very fun Playgarden. June 6 June 13 June 20 June 27 July 11 July 18 July 25 August 1 August 8 August 15 Members-Only Plant Sale May 18, 10am-5pm Courtyard near Molly’s Shop Members get first chance and best selection to purchase the prettiest plants in town at 10% off. Public Plant Sale May 19 - June 3, 10am-5pm Courtyard near Molly’s Shop Purchase the prettiest plants and baskets for your own Great Garden, while supporting the Estate. Backpack Exploration – Animal Habitats Adventures with Joe Physical Fitness with the Seiberlings Butterfly/Pollinator Walk Stamp Making/Questing Tell Me a Story Intro to Geocaching Butterfly/Pollinator Walk Stamp Making/Questing Backpack Exploration- What’s That Tree? Gardening Gurus: Floral Container Design May 19, 1-2pm Carriage House Courtyard Members $10, non-members $13 (includes self-guided grounds admission) Register by May 12. See page 23 for details. Vintage Days Vintage “Base Ball” and Living History May 20, 12 noon – 4pm in the Manor House All tours self-guided. Included with a self-guided tour admission. The Akron Black Stockings play the German Village Nine from 1-3pm. See 4/29 description for more details. Memorial Day Monday, May 28 The Estate is open on Memorial Day for selfguided tours (only) from 10am-6pm. Last admission at 4:30pm. JUNE Photography Walk with Ian Adams June 2, 2-4 pm Members: $25, non-members: $34 Bring your iPhone, Android phone or digital camera and join Ohio landscape photographer, writer and educator Ian Adams for a photography walk in the gardens at Stan Hywet during late spring. Mr. Adams will provide tips on landscape and garden photography and coaching for each participant. Participants will also be given the opportunity to purchase Ian’s new eBook, A Guide to Landscape and Nature Photography with your iPhone, at half off the “cover” price. Class size is limited. Please register by May 19 (one week in advance) at or by calling Stan Hywet ticketing at 330.315.3287. Yoga on the West Terrace June 3, 10:30-11:30am $12 member, $16 non-member per class. See 5/6 listing for details. Founders’ Day Weekend June 8-10, 10am-4pm at the Gate Lodge Free admission to the Gate Lodge Music by Rock N Recovery provided by 91.3 The Summit Saturday at 1pm: Yoga for 12-Step Recovery Stan Hywet honors the 83rd anniversary of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, which started with a meeting in the Gate Lodge between Bill W. and Dr. Bob in 1935. Leave your personal story in the Reflections Tent journal. Refreshments and Gate Lodge memorabilia for sale. Free shuttle on Saturday only, June 9 to/from Stan Hywet to the University of Akron’s Founders’ Day activities. Saturday at 1pm: Yoga for 12-Step Recovery Open to anyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others, Yoga for 12-Step Recovery combines the practical tools of the 12-step recovery program with the physical and spiritual practice of yoga. Certified Y12SR and RYT-200 yoga instructor Ann Durr will guide participants through meditation and movement alongside music provided by Rock-n-Recovery powered by 91.3 The Summit. Included in admission.

GARDENING GURUS Adult Workshops The workshops are intended for adults who have an interest in creating and maintaining both functional and beautiful home spaces. The Gardening Gurus are members of Stan Hywet’s Horticulture Team and/or Master Gardeners who have expertise in and a passion for the art, science and tools of successful gardening. Workshops meet on Saturdays throughout the growing season. All programs include Self-Guided Grounds admission is included in the cost. Wondrous Wildflowers April 21, 10:30am-12noon Meet in the Carriage House Courtyard Members $10, non-members $13 Register by April 14 Spring means that beautiful wildflowers are in bloom. Explore both garden and natural areas in search of these ephemeral plants. Learn how to identify wildflowers and discover the benefits of planting them in your own garden. Pre-register at or call the Stan Hywet ticketing at 330.315.3287 by April 14. Gardening Gurus: Floral Container Design May 19, 10:30am-12:30pm Carriage House Courtyard Members $10, non-members $13 Register by May 12 Shop for spring plants at Stan Hywet’s annual plant sale, then learn how to create containerized plantings for your own space. Consult with a Stan Hywet horticulture staff member and learn some planting and design tricks in a variety of container sizes, to achieve the best “look” for your garden. Class meets just off the Carriage House Courtyard. Pre-register at or call Stan Hywet ticketing at 330.315.3287 by May 12. Gardening Gurus: Bees & Butterflies – Pollinators of Stan Hywet July 14 – 10:30am – 12:30pm Butterfly Habitat / Pollinator Garden Members $10, non-members $13 Register by July 7 Discover everything there is to know about pollinators and why they are important to the environment. The class includes a tour of Stan Hywet’s pollinator garden and butterfly habitat, where you’ll gain a better understanding of how to choose plants that provide an abundance of food for our pollinator friends. Then visit Stan Hywet’s bee hives on the estate, maintained by Urban Honey Bee, to see the inside of a working honey bee hive. Grounds admission is included. Pre-register at or call the Stan Hywet Ticket at 330.315.3287 by July 7. Vintage Days Vintage Base Ball and a performance by the Goodyear Concert Band June 10, 12noon – 4pm Free for members. Included in a gardens & grounds admission. The Stan Hywet Goodyear Concert Band performs from it repertoire from 12:30-1:30pm in the Courtyard. Enjoy vintage “base ball” as the Akron Black Stockings play the Canal Fulton Mules from 1-3pm on the Great Meadow. See 4/29 listing for more details. Holistic Health in a Home/House: Stan Hywet as Example-presented by Kristine M. Gill, RN, PhD June 15, 1:30-4:30pm or June 16, 10am-1pm See 4/20 listing for details. Father’s Day Classic, Antique & Collector Car Show June 17, 9am-4:30pm, All Estate Members $11 adults/$5 youth; non-members $14 adults/$6 youth. Children 5 & under are free. No parking on site; free offsite parking and free shuttle will be listed on our web site. Celebrate Father’s Day at an Akron tradition and one of the oldest car shows in America. The 61st annual Classic, Antique & Collector Car Show at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens features over 400 antique, vintage and collector cars. The special feature is a British Invasion Class and the Inner Circle returns after a one-year hiatus – in front of the Manor House with Full Classics from 1915-1919. Enjoy the gardens, including Playgarden and be one of the first to see the butterflies on opening day. Gala: Beautiful Bounty June 22, 6pm-midnight See inside front cover for details. Annual Meeting of Members June 27, 4-6pm Members have the opportunity to meet leadership, receive our annual report and enjoy a reception. Ohio Shakespeare Festival: Romeo & Juliet Select nights: June 28 (preview) – July 15 Gates open at 6pm; Greenshow, 7:30pm; performance, 8pm Visit for more information and to purchase tickets. Outdoor theater in the Lagoon area. Bring a picnic or purchase refreshments from on-site concessions. NO outside alcohol permitted. Two households, those two star-crossed lovers,and that one famous balcony. Shakespeare’s classic tale of young romance and dazzling swordplay. JULY Yoga on the West Terrace July 1, 10:30-11:30am Members $12, non-members $16 per class. See 5/6 listing for details. July Fourth The Estate is open on July 4th for self-guided tours (only) from 10am-6pm. Last admission at 4:30pm. Witchee Hat Adult/Child Needlepoint Workshop July 10, 9:30am in the Carriage House Auditorium Pat Cermak, Designer/Instructor Cost: $23.50. Includes one kit and one child’s lunch. Accompanying adult (each child must bring along a grown-up!) may purchase lunch for $8.50 per person. Register by June 25. Bring your children to this fun canvas workshop. The Witchee Hat is done on 10 count fabric with perle cotton, beads and ribbon as decoration. Participants should bring basic sewing supplies, light and magnification, if needed. Accompanying adults must stay with the children during the workshop and assist them with their project. Questions, or to sign-up, contact Rose Marie Konet at 330-686-1484, or Sue Fassoles at 330-645-0545. STANHYWET.ORG 23

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