"MythBusters: Behind the Myths" Starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, December 5
The all-new live show "MythBusters: Behind the Myths," starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series "MythBusters," will debut at The University of Akron's E. J. Thomas Hall on Thursday, December 5 at 7:30PM for one performance only. www.ejthomashall.com
Round River Consulting Open House, December 5
We are located in the carriage house (Suite 200) of the Barder House
(Braun & Steidl Architects) at 1041 West Market Street.
The Barder House is decorated with two large wreathes
and is on the north side of the street, just west of Highland Square. The parking lot is off Maplewood Avenue, behind the Barder House.
If the lot is full, park on Maplewood Avenue. roundriverconsulting.com/
Akron Zoo: Trunk Show, December 5
Join us for this one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Stop by booths of local vendors and artists and shop in the zoo's Gift Shop for all your holiday needs. Akron Zoo Members receive 20% off their gift store purchases. For every $10 spent, you'll receive a ticket for a raffle. www.akronzoo.org
The Nutty Nutcracker presented by Ballet Theatre of Ohio, December 6
The Nutty Nutcracker One Show Only! Expect to see a spoof of America's favorite holiday classic. You will see a family celebrating Christmas, but not quite Clara's family... Can you guess who might pop out from under Mother Ginger's skirt? This performance is family friendly, but parts might be considered adult humor. If you are familiar with our Nutcracker, you'll have even more fun!! www.akroncivic.com
Downtown Akron Artwalk, December 7
On the first Saturday of each month the Artwalk features nearly two dozen destinations for art, shopping, dining and entertainment with offerings that fit every budget. Hand-blown glass, pottery, ceramic, paintings, textiles, jewelry and eclectic house wares all dot the footprint of this spectacular monthly event. The participating spaces change every month, as do the exhibitions, food and entertainment. Each month is a unique experience and a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists that make Downtown a culturally and artistically vibrant community. www.downtown.com/artwalk
Between the Lakes 5K Run/Walk, December 7
The Between The Lakes 5K Run/Walk is a run/walk takes you through Portage Lakes with North Reservoir on one side and Long Lake on the other. Prizes in both running divisions and walking divisions. Awards for top five overall male and female runners and top five overall male and female walkers. Coventry Junior High School
3257 Cormany Rd. Akron, OH 44319 (330) 644-2232 Between the Lakes 5K Run/Walk
Island of Misfit Toys Workshop, December 7
Make room for new toys by bashing old ones into bits and pieces. Then use the doll arms, truck wheels, and googly eyes to construct your own one-of-a-kind sculpture. Enjoy special musical performances presented by Tuesday Musical Association at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., in the auditorium.
There is no charge for this event but we ask that each family brings one new, unwrapped toy to donate to children in need. Advanced registration required, choose from one of three workshop times: www.akronartmuseum.org
The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Theatre of Ohio, December 7
Annual Nutcracker attendees know that coming out to Akron's "Jewel on Main Street", as the Akron Civic Theatre is known, is so much more than a simple trip to the ballet – it is an event not to be missed! www.akroncivic.com
Concert Choir/Chamber Choir,
The University of Akron School of Music for more info. firstname.lastname@example.org
An Intimate Evening With Art Garfunkel, December 11
Be a part of "An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel" as you join an acoustic performance with songs, anecdotes, prose and a unique audience Q&A session.
Tickets are limited, only 400 will be sold.
These performances have proven to be a wonderful experience for both Art and his audience and The University of Akron's EJ Thomas Hall Stage door is the perfect venue for this unique event.
Doors will open at 6:30 PM for the event start time at 7:30 PM. Anyone arriving after the start of the show may only be seated at an appropriate time between songs. www.ejthomashall.com
Season Creation Professional Development Program: Rural Action and Green Edge Gardens, December 12
Rural Action and Green Edge Organic Gardens will host more of their USDA SARE-funded season creation workshops for agriculture professionals and practitioners. This workshop series trains agricultural professionals on season extension & creation, growing, and marketing techniques developed by Green Edge Organic Gardens. All agriculture educators are encouraged to attend this free workshop. Contact Tom Redfern for more info. at (740) 677-4047 ext. 27, or email@example.com.
The Ohio City Singers Holiday Cabaret, December 13
Northeast Ohio's favorite Holiday rock troupe The Ohio City Singers are back with a brand new album entitled Snow Days. 12 new tracks of caroling, sleigh rides, snow angels, and Santa of course. The OCS band is an all-star cast of Cleveland musicians featuring Chris Allen (rosavelt, The Boys From the County Hell), Doug McKean (The BFCH), Brent Kirby, Walkin' Cane, Don Dixon, Kelly Wright (The Anne E. DeChant Band), Matt Sobol (The Waynes), Tom Prebish (The BFCH) and Nick Stipanovich (The BFCH). Armed with electric and acoustic guitars, mandolins, pianos, dulcimers, drums and bells, The Ohio City Singers are a must see live act. www.akroncivic.com
Paws For Reading, December 14
Join us Second Saturdays at 11 am for “Paws for Reading” instead of Story Time Sampler: Share a book with a certified therapy dog. www.akronlibrary.org
5th Annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza, December 14
Ryan Humbert and his band will return to the historic Akron Civic Theatre stage for their fifth-annual, holiday-themed extravaganza on Saturday, December 14th. Four guest vocalists will join the RHB, each singing lead vocals on one song: Maurice Martin (lead singer of Winslow), Cody J. Martin, Mike Protich (lead singer of Red Sun Rising) and Scarlet (lead singer of Scarlet & The Harlots.) The event, sponsored by Jilly’s Music Room, is once again a fundraiser for Akron-based charity Mobile Meals, Inc. Doors open at 7:00 PM, with the show beginning at 8:00PM. For more info RyanHumbertHoliday
18th year of First Night Akron,
Now in its 18th year, First Night Akron is a New Year's Eve celebration unlike any other. This family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts brings the community together to experience a diverse display of music, dance, theater and visual and interactive arts throughout Downtown Akron on Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Admission buttons allow access to all First Night venues, entertainment, activities and free Metro bus rides to each location. Buttons are $10 and children under 10 are admitted free with a button-wearing adult. Buttons are on sale starting Nov. 29 at Acme Fresh Market, participating FirstMerit Bank branches, the Akron Beacon Journal customer service desk, Akron Civic Theatre box office (across the street from the Civic on the first floor of the Ohio Building), Akron Civic Theatre gift shop (during shows at the Civic), Angel Falls Coffee in Highland Square, Carolyn's Cupboard in Wadsworth, Gasoline Alley in Bath, The Library Shop on Main, Lock 3 and NOTO boutique. Buttons may also be purchased at the DAP office in Greystone Hall (103 S. High St, 4th floor) or online atwww.firstnightakron.org.
The Northeast Ohio Blues Association will present Blues @ The Civic featuring Colin John and an opening performance by The Juke Hounds on Friday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. in an intimate cabaret setting. Tickets are available at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office, by calling (330) 253-2488 or online at www.akroncivic.com, or TicketMaster (1-800-745-3000). Tickets are on sale now.www.akroncivic.com.
Thanks to Darrell Weems
Breakfast with Santa,
December, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
$10 per person in attendance - Accepted payments of cash, credit card, or check payable to City of Akron.
• Pancake Breakfast bar - pancakes, pancake fixings to make your pancake extra delicious, sausage, orange juice, and coffee
• Visit with Santa (plenty of photo opportunities - bring your own camera)
• Visit with Archie the Snowman and a special treat from Archie
• A ride on the Magical Train (good for that day only)
• A free skate rental voucher OR a free sledding voucher (can be used for a future visit)
There are a limited number of tickets that will be sold for each breakfast. To purchase tickets prior to the event, please contact the Lock 3 office at (330)375-2877 or buy them during the regular ice rink hours of operation. Walk up tickets are available for purchase on a first come first serve basis.www.lock3live.com
Local crafters, artists share wares at Artsy Mart this weekend,
December 7th - 8th
Finish your holiday shopping with handmade artwork created by local artists at Summit Artspace this weekend, Dec. 7 and 8. Artsy Mart is a free event where local arts vendors sell handmade artworks, offering a unique take on gifts, from wearable fine art items to original artwork from Summit Artspace's studio artists and local artists.
Hours will be Saturday, Dec. 7 from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8, from noon to 5 pm. For information, call (330) 376-8480 or go to www.akronareaarts.org. Summit Artspace is located at 140 E. Market St. Admisson and parking are free.
November 4th - December 9th
Akron Urban Leagues Emerging Entrepreneur Program is designed to assist new and established entrepreneurs in increasing their knowledge and understanding of business ownership. The program focuses on the business planning process through the development and/or improvement of a business plan. This will beMondays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. November 4 - December 9th. Registration Deadline: Friday, October 30. Cost is $75.00. To register, call (234) 542-4149 Akron Urban League
The Polar Express will be offered November 15 - December 20th
Departing from the Rockside Station in Independence and the Akron Northside Station. The award-winning book comes to life on this magical journey to the North Pole and back. All passengers will enjoy hot cocoa and a cookie, served by your personal chefs in each car. Elves will read the story to you on the way to the North Pole to pick up Santa! While Santa visits each car, elves will lead you and your family in Christmas Carols and spread merriment!
As in the story, we encourage everyone to wear their pajamas on this special journey...but make sure your pockets don't have any holes! This program is only possible through the hundreds of volunteers who give of their time, during a busy season!
Holiday Pop Up Shop, November 29th - December 24th
Fine Art, Handmade Goods, Repurposed Pieces and much more. www.akronpopupshop.com/
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Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park 2013
Get your friends, family, or group involved in park stewardship! Commemorate the 80-year anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) by maintaining their legacy...
CVNPA, in partnership with the National Park Service and Cuyahoga Valley National Park, provides innovative education programs and fosters community awareness, support and enjoyment of the park. The John F. Seiberling Gallery is located in this building along with the Hines Hill Conference Center or Hines Hill Conference Center for their events.
Located one mile east of Riverview Rd. in Peninsula. For more info go to: Cuyahoga Valley National Parks
Staying Right on Friday Nights
Stop by and enjoy this unique peer-to-peer support group at the Front Porch. Grab a cup of coffee and make some new friends. Find out more at www.southstreetministries.org.
Kids Helping Kids
"Kids Helping Kids" is a special outreach where young people assist in providing toys for poor and homeless children. Are you able to purchase a new toy and donate it to Haven of Rest? If so, please do so as a part of our "Kids Helping Kids" project.
Haven of Rest invites churches, schools, youth groups, and Sunday School classes to participate in this special outreach to disadvantaged children. For more information on how you can help, please call Katrina Henry, special events coordinator, at 330-535-1563 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summit County Reentry Network's
Every Friday The Summit County Reentry Network is a group of individuals working across the county to help ex-felons transition into society. If you are returning from incarceration, work with those who have, or know of a friend/family member, you won't want to miss this group. It is every Friday from 6:30 - 7:30 P.M. Meeting will be held at "The Front Porch" on 798 Grant Street in Akron. For more info. please call Terry Tribe Johnson at 330-643-2003.
All Aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Railroad
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is one of the oldest, longest and most scenic tourist excursion railways in the country. It is a private sector, volunteer supported, not for profit 501 c3 organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway.To purchase tickets or gift certificates or more information: www.cvsr.com
Circles Groups 2013
Would you like to be a help and positive influence to someone trying to rise out of poverty? Or have you taken Getting Ahead classes to get out of poverty yourself and want to take the next step, putting that plan into action? Circles will help you implement your plan! For more info. please contact Megan Scheck, Circles Administrator, at 330-940-1105.
Discover Downtown Akron Passports are Back!, December 2012 - December 2013
Experience arts and culture in Downtown Akron for only $15! Events include exclusive tours, free admission to popular venues and events, sporting events, ice skating, theater and more!
You’ll start off with a free admission button to First Night® Akron 2013 ($10 value). Discover Downtown Akron Passport Events Include:
-First Night Akron 2013 on Monday, Dec. 31-Free Admission to the Akron Zoo-Ice Skating at Lock 3 (skate rental and refreshments)-Behind the Scenes with Actors’ Summit-Opening Day at Canal Park
Lock 3,NOTO andStage Left Boutique at Akron Civic Theatre. Visit www.downtownakron.com/passport for complete list of events, offering dates and to purchase Passports online. For further details call 330-374-7676