- Auditions for roles in the musical "Annie" will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. May 7 and 7 to 9 p.m. May 8 at Theatre 8:15, 4740 Massillon Road, Green. Those auditioning should bring a copy of their conflicts and be prepared to sing a song. The performance dates are Fridays and Saturdays July 22 through July 30. For more information, call 330-896-0339.
- Classes are filling up fast for Kids’ College, a summer program at Stark State College that develops students’ interests and creativity through unique learning opportunities. The camps programs run from June 5 to 29 at the SSC Advanced Technology Center on the main campus at 6200 Frank Avenue NW, Jackson Township. Students can sign up for one, two, three or all four weeks of the sessions offered for grades one through seven. Courses are offered in arts, crafts, science, sports, food, culture, finance and more. A complete course list and registration are available at www.starkstate.edu/kidscollege, by calling 330-494-6170, ext. 4414, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Summer Camp Registration is open for the City of Green Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camps for kids ages 7 to 12. Camps are held at the John Torok Community Center and Central Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost for residents is $60 for non-residents $70. Camps include sports, drama, dance, digital art, sci-fi, wild water warriors and cooking camp. To register visit www.cityofgreen.org.
- Green Alumni Association invites Green Alumni and friends to join in for the Alumni Dinner held from 4 to 5 p.m. June 3 at Green High School. Contact Barb 330-896-3005 or Eileen 330-606-2069 by May 19 to register.
- New and experienced birders will enjoy spring bird walks along the Tuscarawas River migratory flyway from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Binoculars are recommended. All participants will receive a checklist and final tally of birds seen this season. The walk takes place at Firestone Metro Park/ Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Theatre 8:15 presents "Here on the Flight Path" written by Norm Foster at 8:15 p.m. today and Saturday. The theatre is at 4740 Massillon Road in Green. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call 330-896-0339, email email@example.com or online www.theatre815.com.
- Boy Scout Troop 118 will hold an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Manchester United Methodist Church, 5625 Manchester Road, New Franklin. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, hash browns, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee and juice. The cost is $6.50 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 12 and under.
- The Bark in the Park pledge walk and pet expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Springfield Lake Park. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Summit County’s animals who are victims of cruelty, neglect, illness and injury, as well as support adoption services. Get registered and create your fundraising page now and start collecting donations for animals that were victims of at www.summithumane.org/bitp”. It is a family friendly event that includes the walk, vendors, food trucks, interactive games, demonstrations, raffles and much more. Registration begins at 11a.m. and the walk starts at noon. For more information visit www.summithumane.org.
- Join a naturalist to discover the wildlife that lives in the Tuscarawas River, including a variety of fish species. "Who Lives in the River?" is held from 10 a.m. to noon at Firestone Metro Park/Coventry Oaks Area, 40 Axline Avenue. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Fishing for Fun will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park/Lot C6, 6194 Christman Road., Green. Join a naturalist to enjoy an afternoon of fun shoreline fishing at Nimisilia Reservoir. A limited number of rods and reels will be available for use. Bait is provided. Participants 16 and older must have a fishing license. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- The city of Green's Parks and Recreation Division, in partnership with the Green Kiwanis Club, is hosting its annua Spring Trout Derby for Green residents from 9 to 11 a.m. at Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road. Children up to age 12 are welcome to participate in this free event. Participants should bring their own fishing pole and bait. For more information, call 330-896-6621 or visit www.cityofgreen.org.
- The Lake Center Christian School Running Club is hosting 6K for Water at 9 a.m. on the school campus. The event is being held in conjunction with World Vision to raise money for clean water in third world countries. Cost is $25 for children and $50 for adults. All proceeds and donations go to World Vision. For more information or to register, visit teamworldvision.org/team/lakecenterchristianschool.
- The Portage County Chapter No. 600 of International Parents Without Partners will have a sandwich style buffet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge. Afterward, from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m., there will be a monthly dance, which are open to the public and cost $8. For more infomation, call Warrine Yerkey at 330-322-9559.
- Quail Hollow Park will hold its annual Art, Craft and Herb Fair, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Various artists and crafters will be set up on all three floors of the historic Stewart Manor House. Displays will also be stationed on the rolling, scenic lawn surrounding the house. More than 150 varieties of culinary and decorative herbs and flowering plants, as well as art and handmade crafts will be for sale. The Hartville Lions Club will be selling food items. They will also be selling beautiful hanging flower baskets. All proceeds from the go toward maintaining the formal herb garden, historic rock garden and historic buildings at the park. It is free to the public and the park is located at Congress Lake Avenue. For more information, visit www.quailhollowpark.net or call 330-608-1487.
- Fishing for Fun will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park/Lot C6 6194 Christman Road, Green. Join a naturalist to enjoy an afternoon of fun shoreline fishing at Nimisilia Reservoir. A limited number of rods and reels will be available for use. Bait is provided. Participants 16 and older must have a fishing license. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Coventry AARP #3820 will meet at 1:15 p.m. at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Club Civic Center, 727 Portage Lakes Drive. Activities will include the group's annual Kentucky Derby horse racing event. Visitors are encouraged to wear a derby hat for a chance to win a $10 gift card plus maybe a $10 gift card for being a winner at your table. Free refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
- The Portage Lakes Rowing Association is offering Learn to Row classes from 9 a.m. to noon. May 8 and from 6 to 9 p.m. May 10. The cost is $50. Any adult interested can register at plra.club Graduates can choose whether or not to join the club and enter the novice rowing program, a ten week course.
- Part 1 of the most beautiful sites in the US will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Green Branch Library. Karen Eckart presents Colorado Plateau. The evening will include the petrified forest, grand canyon, Glen Canyon (Lake Powell), Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon and more. The library is located at 4046 Massillon Road. For more information, call 330-896-9074.
- The Portage Lakes Rowing Association is offering Learn to Row classes from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $50. Any adult interested can register on their website at plra.club Graduates can choose whether or not to join the club and enter the novice rowing program, a ten week course.
The Corporate University at Kent State University at Stark is holding a one-day conference targeting novice and seasoned professionals for a day of immersion with Lean Six Sigma experts. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kent State Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, in North Canton. Cost of the conference is $295 and includes breakfast and lunch. To register, contact Mona Zink at 330-244-3508 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For an agenda and more information about the conference, visit http://www.kent.edu/stark/cucc/conferences.
- "How to Write a Business Plan" seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Akron Global Business Accelerator, 526 S. Main Street., “M” Floor Conference Room #904, Akron. The seminar is free, but advance registration required. To register call 330.375.2111, or email email@example.com.
- Akron SCORE is sponsoring “Cyber Security for Your Business” seminar. The program will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. at Goodwill Industries, 570 E. Waterloo Road. Seminar details are available at www.akron.score.org. Individuals and companies can register at the website or by calling 330-379-3163.
The Tri-County Bowling Hall of Fame will be holding its Annual Induction Ceremonies beginning at 6 p.m. May 19 at the Prestwick Country Club, 3751 Glen Eagles Blvd. The Inductions will take place as part of the Tri-County Bowling Hall of Fame Dinner, which will have a Cash Bar at 6 p.m., and dinner at 7 p.m. Besides honoring the inductees, the first Josephine Stafinski Outstanding Service Award will be announced at the Dinner and also the Association Award Winners. Tickets are $28 and can be ordered at 330-929-3329 or 330-896-9643. Reservations close May 12.
- New and experienced birders enjoy spring bird walks along the Tuscarawas River migratory flyway. Firestone Feathers and Friends will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Firestone Metro Park/Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road. Binoculars are recommended. All participants will receive a checklist and final tally of birds seen this season. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star will be held from 9 to 11 p.m. at Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road. Join a naturalist to look toward the heavens and learn about some splendors of the night sky, including constellations, the moon and planets. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Theatre 8:15 presents "Here on the Flight Path" written by Norm Foster at 8:15 p.m. May 12 and 13. The theatre is at 4740 Massillon Road in Green. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call 330-896-0339, email firstname.lastname@example.org or online www.theatre815.com.
- New and experienced birdwatchers can join a naturalist for a bird walk around Alder Pond from 8 to 10 a.m. Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Pioneer Area, 550 Frazier Ave. Binoculars are recommended. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- A Special Needs Trout Derby will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Firestone Metro Park/Little Turtle Pond, 2400 Harrington Road. Bring fishing gear. A limited number of rods and reels will be available for use during the derby. Minnows cannot be used as bait; worms will be available for purchase. Only special needs children and adults will be permitted to fish. Trophies will be awarded for the three largest fish caught by anglers 15 and younger. Sponsored by the Goodyear Hunting and Fishing Club and the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Includes free hot dogs, chips and drinks for participants and their families. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Make a nature-themed gift and card for your mother, grandmother, aunt or mother-figure in your life from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm/Seneca Deck, 1828 Smith Road. Parental assistance is recommended for ages 8 and younger. Program will be moved indoors to the auditorium in the case of inclement weather. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Limitless Ambition presents Pearls for Little Girls luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. The event’s purpose is to foster a connection between mothers and daughters. The bonding event will feature interactive activities and a panel of mothers and daughters who will share their challenges, experience and successes. The event will be held at HUB Community Center, 3676 Community Lane, Copley. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased at www.limitlessambition.org. For more information about the event and to register, visit www.limitlessambition.org or email email@example.com.
- Akron General Community Access and Wellness is offering low-cost glucose and cholesterol screenings from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Green Health and Wellness Center, 1940 Town Park Blvd, Green. To measure LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, fast for twelve hours. No appointments required. Screenings are done by a finger-stick test. Costs range from $12 to $58 depending upon the combination of tests ordered. Cash, check or credit card accepted. Call 330-665-8248 with questions or visit akrongeneral.org/screenings.
- Weave a basket making your own design or choose from a few simple patterns at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Goodyear Lodge, 2077 Newton St., Akron. The materials fee is $10. Bring a flathead screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, towel and 2-gallon bucket, if you can. Registration is required. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Join a naturalist to see which spring birds are using Nimisila as a migration stop-over or breeding site. Binoculars are recommended. The time is 6 to 8 p.m. at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park/Lot C4, 5550 Christman Road, Green. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Sibshop is hosting a fun day for siblings of children with special needs from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Greensburg United Methodist Church, 2161 Greensburg Road, Green. The event is for third through sixth graders. The day will include fun and recreational activities. For more information or for the required registration, visit www.greensburgumc.net or call 330-896-1936.
- The Springfield Varsity Soccer Team is hosting a night at Chipotle, 740 Arlington Ridge, Green, from 5 to 9 p.m. Support the team by eating at Chipotle that night.
- Local authors Allison and Wayne Marks share personal insights on what it takes to break into the children’s picture book market. Topics include targeting specific publishers, researching the market, editing techniques, preparing your manuscript for submission and what to expect once your work has been accepted. The seminar begins at 6 p.m. at the Portage Lakes Branch Library. No registration necessary.
- Enjoy and evening of foot stompin' blue grass music and a covered dish dinner from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Manchester United Methodist Church, 5625 Manchester Road. Bring your favorite covered dish to share for dinner at 7:30 p.m. The church is wheelchair accessible. Donations welcome. For more information, call 330-882-4818.
Cleveland Clinic Akron General LifeStyles offers “NuFit: Nutrition and Fitness Education for a New You!” from 6 to 7 p.m. at Green Health and Wellness Center, 1940 Town Park Boulevard. The program covers two topics and provides information about the latest in nutrition and fitness, new recipes, tips and more from a registered dietitian and fitness expert. The class will focus on “Benefits and Risks of Red Meat” and “Take Control of Blood Sugar with Exercise.” Call to register at 330-896-5000.
A Pre-Cana Engaged Couple Retreat will be held for engaged couples preparing for the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony. The day will include prayer, presentations, quiet reflection time, Mass and dinner. Registration is at 11:15 a.m. and Mass at noon. Departure is following the 6:45 p.m. closing. Dress is casual. The cost is $75 per couple. For more information, call 330-896-2315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit loyolaretreathouse.com to register. Loyola Retreat House is at 700 Killinger Road, Green.
- Learn how to plan your garden to both maximize your harvest and your seed-saving ability. Hear about the Seed Sharing Library available at the Science and Technology Division at the Portage Lakes Branch Library and get a chance to select some seeds donated by local gardeners to get your garden started. The program begins at 6 p.m. A mini-sized "Seed Sharing Library To Go" will be available at the library from mid-May through the end of June. For more information, call 330-644-7050.
- Akron General Community Access and Wellness is offering low-cost glucose and cholesterol screenings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Green Health and Wellness Center, 1940 Town Park Blvd. To measure LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, fast for 12 hours. No appointments required. Screenings are done by a finger-stick test. Costs range from $12 to $58 depending upon the combination of tests ordered. Cash, check or credit card accepted. Call 330-665-8248 with questions or visit akrongeneral.org/screenings.
- The Greater Akron Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Mingo Shelter in the Sand Run MetroPark in Akron. The public is welcome as Jeff Reutter, OSU Stone Laboratory (ret.), will present “Toxic Algae and Dead Zones in Lake Erie.” If interested, visit www.akronaudubon.org. Questions about the meeting or the society should be addressed to 330-645-0953 or email@example.com.
Akron General Community Access and Wellness is offering low-cost glucose and cholesterol screenings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Acme, 2420 Wedgewood Drive in Ellet. To measure LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, fast for 12 hours. No appointments required. Screenings are done by a finger-stick test. Costs range from $12 to $58 depending upon the combination of tests ordered. Cash or check accepted. Call 330-665-8248 with questions or visit akrongeneral.org/screenings.