Bark in the Park
The Bark in the Park pledge walk and pet expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 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.
Quail Hollow annual fair
Quail Hollow Park will hold its annual Art, Craft and Herb Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 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 and 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.
Family fun day
Visit YMCA Camp Y-Noah for a free family fun day from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The camp is at 815 Mount Pleasant Road in Green. Discover how camp builds character and creates confidence. Family Fun Days are a great way to check out camp activities, meet staff and see what camp is all about. Activities include: pony rides, canoeing, climbing, archery, face painting and tours. Visit www.akronymca.org/campynoah/ or call 330-896-1964 for more information.
Hope for the Wild
Guy Western, a conservationist from Kenya, is the keynote speaker at Akron Zoo's Hope for the Wild event from 6-9 p.m. May 11. Western will focus on his work with Rebuilding the Pride and saving African lions. The Akron Zoo is one of only two zoos in the U.S. to support Rebuilding the Pride. Zoo staff will speak about the zoo’s conservation programs and how it has been instrumental in saving animals on a global level. Reservations are required and general admission tickets are $35, which includes appetizers and a cash bar. Patron tickets are $50 which includes appetizers and open bar. Students 18 and older can attend for $15 with a student ID. For more information, visit www.akronzoo.org or call 330-375-2550.