Back to the Browns
After years of frustrations, the Browns are both exciting to watch and a dizzying 3-2 as they take the field today against the Detroit Lions, who have the same record. And a check of www.getbrownstickets.com not long ago found tickets available for the game — although they were relatively few, scattered and priced at $150 to $310.
More tickets and a wider range of prices were on view for the Nov. 3 showdown against the Baltimore Ravens. But some things remain constant: The Browns-Steelers game on Nov. 24 is sold out.
Put leaves to work
Chances are yard cleanup is on your list of chores this weekend. Here’s some good news: Not going overboard may actually help your plants.
Instead of raking all the leaves from your lawn, try chopping them with a mulching mower. If the layer is still heavy, remove just the big pieces and leave them smaller stuff behind to break down over winter and enrich the soil.
You can also leave behind some of the leaves that blow into landscaping beds, where they’ll moderate the soil temperature, protect plant crowns and prevent heaving over winter. In spring you can rake away what’s left, or just put a little high-nitrogen fertilizer on top of the remaining leaves to help break them down.
Just be sure to remove any diseased leaves and plant material so the disease-causing organisms aren’t left in the soil to cause problems next year.
Celtic Thunder in Cleveland
Celtic Thunder, the Irish sextet of handsome dudes, are coming to Cleveland on Oct. 16 with their new album Mythology. According to the group, Mythology tells the history of the Celtic people, their legends, culture and stories, and recounts the heritage of modern-day Celts and the influences from their past which make them who they are today.
Tickets for the show are $10-$75. Call 216-241-6000, 866-546-1353 or go to www.playhousesquare.com for more information.
Movie to end hunger
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron’s Food Justice Ministry is sponsoring the film A Place at the Table, which tells the stories of three Americans who are struggling to find their meals.
The showing is 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, 3300 Morewood Drive, Fairlawn, across from Summit Mall. After the film, representatives from the church’s food justice ministry will share their efforts in combating hunger in the community through a community garden and community meal program.
The movie is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door, and refreshments will be served. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘SYTYCD’ on tour
So You Think You Can Dance brings its tour to PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre, 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The tour lineup includes Aaron Turner, Amy Yakima, “Fik-Shun,” Hayley Erbert, Jasmine Harper, Jenna Johnson, Makenzie Dustman, Nico Greetham, Paul Karmiryan and Tucker Knox.
Tickets are $10-$75 at 216-241-6000 or www.playhousesquare.org.