- 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.
- The winding road to acceptance and mutual understanding between the discipline of psychology and the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) organization will be discussed by Dr. Keith Humphries of Stanford University. The talk will examine the early relationship between psychology and AA, their struggles to accept one another and the science behind their relationship today. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and the lecture to follow at 7 p.m. The event will be held at Quaker Station, 120 E. Mill Street. The cost is $50 for general registration, $25 for student registration. One Continuing Education unit is available for $20.Visit www.uakron.edu/chp/education/benjamin-lecture.dot to register or to read more about the event. For more information email email@example.com or 330-972-7285.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- Theatre 8:15 presents "Here on the Flight Path" written by Norm Foster at 8:15 p.m. 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.
- 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.
- Part 2 of the most beautiful sites in the US will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Green Branch Library. Karen Eckart presents Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Dead Horse Point and more. The evening will include the petrified forest, grand canyon, Glen Canyon (Lake Powell), Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon and more. The library is at 4046 Massillon Road. For more information call 330-896-9074.
- 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.
- Summit County Public Health (SCPH) is hosting a free informational session about residential septic system maintenance. The session will cover how to properly maintain a septic system and the requirements of the Operation Permit program. All homeowners who have a septic system are encouraged to attend. After the presentation, SCPH staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your septic system or the requirements of the Operation Permit. The session will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Summit County Public Health, 1867 W. Market Street. Register at www.scphoh.org on the home page under events. For more information, call 330-926-5600.
- A free community lunch will be held at Grace United Church of Christ (UCC) in Uniontown. The lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Whether you're in need of a good home cooked meal or would simply enjoy some companionship over lunch join in for the free meal. The church is at 13275 Cleveland Ave. Lunch will be served in the church’s Family Activity Center. Contact the church for more information at 330-699-3255.
- 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.
- Bring your own canoe or kayak that has current watercraft registration to volunteer your time cleaning up our waterways for Boating Week while learning about safety on the water. We will weigh the debris collected. All participants must have a life jacket. Ages 13 and older only. Advance registration is required. The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park/Lot C6, 6194 Christman Road in Green.. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Limitless Ambition presents the Ladies of Legacy Fundraising Gala which will benefit youth and women in the Northeast Ohio community. The Gala will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be held at the Akron Urban League, 440 Vernon Odom Boulevard. Registration is necessary. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at www.limitlessambition.org. For more information or to register, visit www.limitlessambition.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Visit loyolaretreathouse.com to register. Loyola Retreat House is at 700 Killinger Road, Green.
- Collect insects and learn to identify them using a field guide. Bring your own jar, insect net and/or field guide, if you have them. The event is 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Pioneer Area 550 Frazier Avenue. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- At 6:30 p.m., Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and Obituaries, will be held at the Green Branch Library. The class focuses on the types of genealogical information and sources researchers encounter, what to expect when working with U.S. vital records and obituaries, and basic strategies for finding these records. Basic computer skills are recommended. Register in advance at 330-896-9074. The library is at 4046 Massillon Road.
- Is it opossum or possum? Come discover the answer and learn about North America's only marsupial from 3 to 4 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Pioneer Area, 550 Frazier Ave. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- All ages can stop by the nature play area at Goodyear Heights and engage in fun, hands-on experiences with nature. A naturalist will be on hand to help guide your experience. Getting dirty is encouraged, so dress appropriately. The event is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Pioneer Area, 550 Frazier Ave. For information, call 330-865-8065.
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.
- Enjoy a round of golf and help support Loyola’s retreat house ministry. The event begins at 7 a.m. and includes green fees, golf cart, lunch, steak dinner, snacks, and chances at prizes. The cost is $100 per person ($400 per foursome). For more information, call 330-896-2315 or email email@example.com. Visit loyolaretreathouse.com to register.
- The Manchester United Methodist Church is holding a craft extravaganza and Cruz-In Car Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. All makes, models and years are welcome. Motorcycles will not be judged. The registration fee is $5 and registration is from 10 a.m. to noon. The awards ceremony is at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 330-882-4818. The church is located at 5625 Manchester Road.
- Join in and learn more about spring gardening at the Spring Garden Talk Series at 7 p.m. at the Lakefront (Boyd D. Esler Senior/Community) Center, 2491 Canfield Road. The free talk, Growing Peppers by Pat Ungashick, is provided by the Springfield Parks Department and Summit County Master Gardeners. For more information, contact Doug Foltz at 330-733-2556.