Cher the movie wealth
Turner Classic Movies has been devoting Fridays in April to A Woman’s World: The Defining Era of Women on Film, a look at women’s portrayals on films from the 1930s to the 1950s. This week’s movies will deal with working women, starting with one of the great newspaper movies, His Girl Friday, at 8 p.m.
Based on the play and film The Front Page, it stars Cary Grant as an editor and Rosalind Russell as his top reporter — an ex-wife. Crackling dialogue and great chemistry. Also on the bill: Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn in Woman of the Year (10 p.m.), Ginger Rogers as a wartime welder in Tender Comrade (midnight) and Jean Arthur working in a department store in The Devil and Miss Jones (2 a.m. Saturday). Robert Osborne and Cher host.
With the spring flowers finally bursting into bloom, now’s a good time to take a hike on the H.S. Wagner Daffodil Trail.
An estimated 40,000 daffodils representing dozens of varieties bloom along the trail at Furnace Run Metro Park. The path takes visitors sixth-tenths of a mile through the heart of springtime.
The trail’s namesake was the first director-secretary of the park district, who planted the first bulbs along the trail in the late 1930s.
The trail starts at 3100 Brush Road, Richfield Township.
Kids’ nutrition event
Pediatrician Sabrina Ben-Zion and Sharon Jaeger, a dietitian from the Medina County Health Department, are teaming up to offer a free session on healthful eating and nutrition for children at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, 165 Smokerise Drive, Wadsworth.
The interactive session will offer tips and easy ideas for families to increase their healthful eating, while teaching children how to make healthful choices. The event will include healthful snacks and educational handouts with recipes.
Registration is not required. Phone 330-336-3539 for more information.
Shower the people
The Akron Symphony Orchestra, Neil Donell and the Jeans ’n Classics Band will present The Music of James Taylor at the Akron Civic Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday. The program will feature hits including You’ve Got a Friend, Sweet Baby James and Fire and Rain. Tickets are $22-$52. Contact the Akron Symphony office at 330-535-8131, www.akronsymphony.org; or the Civic box office, 330-253-2488, www.akroncivic.com.