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Seasonal Special Happenings

Ghost Hunting

When: Tue., Aug. 16 2011

Built in 1929, the Akron Civic Theatre is no stranger to paranormal activity: Three ghosts, after all, are said to haunt its hallways, staircases, and maze-like backstage areas. Sign up for today's tour, and see if you can spot yourself a specter. Maybe you'll catch a glimpse of the ghostly "Fred the Janitor" mopping theater floors, or perhaps you'll hear cries of the weeping woman said to emanate from the nearby Ohio & Erie Canal. As you're panning each room for poltergeists, don't forget to check out the Civic's cool decor. It's one of the last remaining Depression-era "atmospheric" theaters in the U.S. and boasts an interior that mimics an old Moorish plaza, complete with clouds floating across a star-filled sky. Ghost hunters will gather in the lobby at noon. Tours are free. — Phil Barnes 182 South Main St., 330-535-3179,