Akron Aeros Movie Night to Benefit
United Way, June 15
The Akron Aeros are putting their new video board to good use this summer — showing movies! The first 'Movie Night' will show the wonderful baseball film 'The Sandlot.' Proceeds will benefit United Way of Summit County. Individuals and families will be able to watch the movie from the seats, or bring their blankets and lay in the outfield grass to enjoy the film. Concession stands will be open so movie goers can enjoy popcorn, candy and ballpark fare during the movie, as well as The Fun Zone! Tickets are just $5 and available at the Canal Park box office. Gates open at 8 p.m., movie starts at 9 p.m. For more info: contact the Aeros at 330-253-5151.Akron Aeros
City-wide Father's Day Breakfast, June 15
Celebrate Father’s Day with others at The House of The Lord. This event is sponsored by Mighty Men of Valor. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (330) 825-9603 for details.
The Relish Magazine Cooking Show at
The Relish Expo and Cooking Show, hosted by the Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com, brings Relish-the nation's largest food magazine-to life! EJ Thomas Hall - The University of Akron. The Expo starts at 4 pm
and the Show starts at 6 pm
Preshow Expo starts at 4 pm. Attendees can sample delicious fare from local restaurants and receive a goodie bag with sponsor samples and coupons. Goodie bag also includes the show magazine with the recipes prepared during the show and many others. For more info go to: EJ Thomas
Hungarian 90th Anniversary Picnic and Celebration, Jun 15
Come and join the Akron Hungarian American Club for a celebration of epic proportions for the 90th anniversary of the club being established in Akron. Join us for a day of great food, music, fellowship and memories! Open to the public! For more info. call (330) 724-0259
The 3rd Akron Walks for Autism & 5k,
The Autism Society of Greater Akron presents its third-annual Autism 5k and Walk on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Lock 3 (200 S. Main St.) in downtown Akron.
Walkers are encouraged to form teams with friends, family, coworkers, teammates, school or neighbors in an effort to generate additional support and financial contributions.
Summit County Historical Society Civil
War Day, June 15
Come stroll the grounds enjoying live Civil War music and Civil War Re-enactors from the 29th OVI for a day on the Perkins Estate in 1863. Tour John Brown House and Perkins Stone Mansion, play vintage children’s games and grab a little lunch while you enjoy rich history and a fun filled day. Also check out our Gift Shop! This is a free event and will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Father's Day Classic, Antique & Collector Car Show, Jun 16
Our 56th annual Car Show features nearly 350 vehicles. Discover the Future Classics display to see what's new in automotives. Kids will have a blast with Game Truck mobile video game center. Fun for the whole family! Go to: Stan Hywet Hall Events
Talking in the Garden, Jun 18
This speaker series aims to provide valuable information on how to care for your community and home gardens, prepare good foods via demonstrations, introduce enjoyable exercise, and much more! Join Sarah Balser from Children's Hunger Alliance for "Family Festival - a community growing together, sharing our gifts and talents in the garden" from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Community Garden at Kenmore Blvd & Ira Ave. Contact Veronica R. Sims at 330-572-8304 for more info.
Torchbearers Recruitment, Jun 18
Do you know a community-minded young professional that could benefit from involvement in Torchbearers? Torchbearers will hold a recruitment mixer from 5:00-7:00pm at Summit Art Space in downtown Akron. Potential applicants will mingle with one another and have their questions answered by Torchbearers leadership while enjoying food and drinks provided by event sponsors. For more info. visit www.torchbearersakron.com.
Countryside Food Swap, Jun 18
A food swap is a gathering of DIY-ers; they bring homemade and homegrown items to share via silent auction style bidding. These events provide an opportunity to share your favorite creations with
an appreciative audience and receive delicious goodies in return. Event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Next event is at 6:00 p.m. at the Crown Point Ecology Center
(3220 Ira Rd, Bath). Go to: Crown Point
United Way of Summit County’s Day of Action, Jun 21
Sign up now for the United Way of Summit County’s biggest event
of the year!
You can build, paint, landscape, etc., with over 1,000 other community members to aid local health and human service agencies. The Day of Action is the perfect opportunity to let your actions speak louder than words and lighten the
burden of the many non-profit agencies who often do not have the capacity to complete much needed tasks and projects. This will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Deadline for registration is Monday, April 19, 2013. Call Diane Bray at 330.643.5515 or email email@example.com if you have questions.
Non-profit agencies seeking volunteers for the Day of Action will be registering through the website. If you do not have an agency log-in, please contact Andrea Metzler at 330.643.5512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Power of One Football Camp, Jun 22
The City of Akron in collaboration with youth leaders and local organizations present its 2013 Power of One Youth Football Camp. The camp is for boys and girls ages 6 to 12. The theme is “EACH OF US CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY”. It will be from 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lock 3 200 South Main St., Akron, Ohio 44308. This is a free event with various guest speakers. For more info. visit www.2nd2nonesports.com, or call (330) 375-2819, for more info. on volunteering, vendors and donations opportunities please contact Coach Rob D. (330) 285-5953 or email email@example.com .
Ride UNITED, Jun 23
RideUNITED is a fully supported ride traversing roads and the Towpath Trail from Cleveland to Akron. Riders can choose from a variety of route options to see the sights and sounds of our region. Visit www.rideunited.org for more info.
26th Annual Alive Christian Music Festival, Jun 19-22
Make sure to get your tickets now for this 4-day music festival filled with Christian artists/bands, speakers and fun! It will be located at Atwood Lake Park in Mineral City, OH. Check out www.alive.org for more info!
My Akron, Jun 25
Enjoy food and beverages as you listen to Akron citizens pitch their ideas for improving Downtown Akron! Once all ideas have been presented, you decide on which idea you would like to see move forward downtown! Event starts at 7 p.m. Visit www.myakron.net for details.
Effective Leadership of Nonprofit Boards, Jun 27
In today's economic and social environment, nonprofits are facing daunting challenges, as well as unprecedented opportunities, to innovate and serve. The key to the board's success in leading, shaping and supporting the organization is effective board leadership. An effective working relationship between the board and staff is absolutely essential. This will be at the BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (Akron Office), 703 S. Main Street - Suite 200, Akron 44311 from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Chefs Who Care, Jun 27
Chefs Who Care is a fun way to kick back after work and support the abandoned, abused and neglected animals at Pawsibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron! The evening will consist of heavy appetizers, a cash bar, live auction featuring exclusive area experience items and more! Tickets are $35 dollars and may be purchased here:www.eventbrite.com
To make dinner reservations for after the event, contact Blue Canyon Restaurant at (330)486-2583. This will be from 5-9 p.m. at the
Blue Canyon Restaurant, located at 8960 Wilcox Drive in Twinsburg.
Growing Hope Planning Committee, Jun 27
Join your friends and neighbors to plan the next Growing Hope summer event, a Growing Hope Garden Tour. The first meeting for this event will include a discussion of which gardens to include - if you know of someone with an especially green thumb, let us know! This event is free and open to the public - bring a friend. Enter through the back door labeled "Visitors." Call Beverly at 330-777-7576 with questions. It will be from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. For more info go to: Food Summit
Power of The Purse Luncheon with Ruby Payne, Jun 27
This annual luncheon in its 11th year, typically brings together about 400 community philanthropists and professional women, highlighted with an inspiring woman keynote speaker and honors the recipient of the Woman Philanthropist of the Year award. It promises to be an even more inspiring event with internationally recognized author and educator Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. Dr. Payne is best known for her book A Framework for Understanding Poverty and her work on the culture of poverty and its relation to education. She is the founder of aha! Process, Inc., a company that informs schools, companies and other organizations about poverty. This will be at Quaker Station from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon, June 28
This will be from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Portage Country Club. Please RSVP by June 21st .Visit : www.womensnetworkneohio.com for more info.
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.
ToolBox Ministries Prayer Meetings, 2013
Men of God, you won’t want to miss this gathering on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Men gather to speak with one another, pray and celebrate the Body of Christ, especially the men and men's ministries across the nation. Come as you are; you don't need to be a great intercessor, orator or prayer warrior. Simply be as Wes Yoder described in a "Bond of Brothers" sharing and enjoying the presence of our Risen King. Just like the men of old who came together (Malachi 3:16-18). Join us as we pray for men and their families from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Celebration Church (688 Dan St Akron, Ohio 44314). Call (330) 840-0185 for more info!
Akron Urban League's Third Annual WOMEN OF POWER AWARDS LUNCHEON will be November 7th, but now is the time to nominate! Women of Power Awards are granted to women who have made a difference in the organizations where they work and also to the community at-large. Award nominees can be of any age or level in their careers, they might be well known in the community or unsung heroes, but they are women who are committed to making a difference and giving back. For more info go to:Akron Urban League Women of Power
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
Lock 3 in Downtown Akron Announces Summer Schedule, 2013
The City of Akron's Lock 3 amphitheater opens the 2013 summer season with the first Rock the Lock concert, presented by WONE on May 24th on the Akron General Stage featuring Evil Ways, A Tribute to Carlos Santana. The venue has hosted more than 2 million visitors since its opening in 2003 and this 2013 summer season boasts more than 25 Friday and Saturday night concerts, four festival weekends, 21 community fund-raising events, 11 farmers markets and 15 jazz and gospel events in neighboring Lock 4. For more info on the summer schedule go to: www.Lock3
Akron Quotient Project,
June 1st - October 5th on the Porch
Lace up your shoes and hit the streets. It's time to determine your AQ (Akron Quotient). Grab your friends and family and see who has the highest AQ.
The Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) Emerging Leaders invite residents to discover the abundance of incredible experiences Downtown Akron offers - everything from food, events, recreation and more. The AQ is designed to help our neighbors break out of their everyday routine and experience more of what our great city has to offer. For more info: www.downtownakron.com/aq.
Summer Enrichment Day Camp 2013, June 10th – August 16th
For ages 5-12...This camp includes weekly field trips and daily classes in academic subjects, life skills, computers, art, music, dance, drama, and physical education/recreation o pack your child’s summer with 10 weeks of pure fun and learning! Campers engage in a variety of programs including the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program as well as public service projects.
*Session A: June 10th – July 12th, Akron Urban League/Helen Arnold Community Learning Center, 440/450 Vernon Odom Blvd. Akron, OH 44307 *Session B: July 15th – August 16th, First Apostolic Church 790 Easter Ave, Akron, OH 44307.
Music on the Porch,
June 15th – October 30th
Lock 15 Lunchtime Music Series will be at Mustill Store presented by the Blue Rock Cafe! Bring your brown bag lunch to the Mustill Store and enjoy free local live music from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Downtown Akron Partnership Accepting Project Ideas, Starts Now
The Downtown Akron Partnership Emerging Leaders are happy to announce the launch of the MyAkron website, www.downtownakron.com/myakron. The website will allow for citizen's to submit MyAkron project ideas online for the upcoming event on Tuesday, June 25.
First Night® Akron 2014 Artist Applications Available, Now – July 26
Downtown Akron Partnership seeks local and regional artists to participate in First Night® Akron 2014 on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Artist proposals for this family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the New Year through the arts are being accepted for all performing and visual arts, including, but not limited to: music, dance, theater, puppetry, film, visual art/ installation art, interactive/participatory activities, strolling entertainers, literary/storytelling/poetry activities and make and take activities.
First Night is an opportunity for artists of all disciplines to showcase their talent to the community. All performers are paid. Selection is based on artistic merit, quality of support materials, technical feasibility and availability of funds. Please note: Deadline for proposals is Friday, July 26, 2013.
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