May 28

- Attract the birds, bees and everything in between to your yard this season. Take a tour and learn the basics of wildlife planting at Gardening for Wildlife from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The event is held at, F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm/Seneca Deck, 1828 Smith Road. For more information, call 330-865-8065 or visit summitmetroparks.org. 

May 29

- The New Franklin Memorial Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. beginning at Grace Bible Church, 57871 Manchester Road and ending at Manchester Cemetery, where there will be a remembrance service. A pancake breakfast will be served by Grace Bible Church for all parade participants between 9 and 10 a.m. All floats, vintage vehicles, hot rods, decorated bicycles, sports teams and groups are welcome to join th parade. For more information, contact Christina at New Franklin City Hall at 330-882-4324.

May 31

- 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.

- Learn new ways to garden around your home. A talk about vertical planting possibilities and ways to contain plants that spread quickly will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring plants or seeds to swap that are in containers. The Spring Planting Ideas and Plant Swap will be held at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm/Visitor Center, 1828 Smith Road. For more information, call 330-865-8065 or visit summitmetroparks.org. 

- The Green Branch Library hosts Devil's Triangle at 6:30 p.m. Ernie Stadvec will discuss his flight through the Bermuda Triangle during which he lost all radio contact and electronics.  Numerous theories will be discussed about this phenomenon in this region of the world.

June 2

- 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 office@loyolaretreathouse.com. Visit loyolaretreathouse.com to register.

- "Memory Fitness Matters: What You Need To Know" will be held at 2 p.m. at the Green Branch Library. If you are experiencing memory frustrations, it is important to understand what might interfere with your ability to remember. Learn the impact of attitude, paying attention, lifestyle choices and stress as well as the changes in memory that come with normal aging. Presented by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP, a geriatric life enhancement consultant, a memory fitness specialist and a national motivational speaker with more than 40 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist, primarily in the area of home health care.

- Beat the Heat at 8:30 a.m. at Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road. Beat the heat and look for wildlife as you join a naturalist and take an early morning hike. For more information call 330-865-8065. 

June 3

- 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.

June 5

- Hartville Church of the Brethren is holding its Vacation Bible Study program from 9 a.m. to noon. It is a week of searching the visible to discover the invisible at Galactic Starveyors. Kids will begin each day at a worship rally, then off to the Starveyors Clubhouse where they will explore God's work. For more information call 330-877-9480.

- "Racing Through the Holy Land: 9,000 Years in 9 Days, Part 1" will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Green Branch Library. The pictures and presentation is by Karen Sue Eckart. If you are curious at all about modern day Israel and its Biblical history, come take a trip with Eckart. At each stop, she will talk about the Biblical context, history and archaeology. She will also share the things their Jewish guide told them about modern day Israel. The library is at 4046 Massillon Road. For more information, call 330-896-9074.

June 6

- Coventry AARP #3820 will meet at Prime 93, 4315 Manchester Road, at 11 a.m. June 12 for a banquet. Lunch is at noon. The cost is $20 per person and there will be baskets raffled off. For reservations, call Pat Keefe at 330-644-9728 or Joyce Berkenstock at 330-644-9045 by June 6. Everyone is welcome.

June 7

- 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.

- New to Medicare, turning 65, or on Medicare but confused about your options? Don Ebner and Ed Nowlan from Sherpa Insurance in Green will be presenting this educational forum on Medicare 101 at 6:30 p.m. This is an Educational event only, not a sales situation. Please register in advance for this program. The library is at 4046 Massillon Road. For more information, call 330-896-9074.

- Akron General Health and Wellness Center in Green is holding a heartburn program. If you are tired of suffering from heartburn more than twice a week or avoiding the foods that you once enjoyed due to acid indigestion. Or, have you been told you have Barrett’s esophagus and don’t know what treatment options are available? Take the next step toward seeking a long-term solution by attending a free information session hosted at 6 p.m. at 1940 Town Park Blvd. For more information, call 330-344-2876 or visit akrongeneral.org/heartburn for more information.

June 9

Enjoy the '70's AM radio tunes of 45 RPM at a free concert at 7 p.m. presented by the City of Akron at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Main Entrance, 2077 Newton Street.  For more information, call 330-375-2311 or visit akronohio.gov. 

- Come rock with Springfield Township at the Springfield Rocks Concert Series. The concert is held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vincent J. Mealy Bicentennial Gazebo at Springfield Lake, 2491 Canfield Road. The concert is free and features Rudy and the Professionals (Reggae and oldies). Food and beverages are available at each concert. The concert hotline is 330-794-1739.

June 10

- From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a Kinderealm Nature event will be held at Firestone Metro Park/Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road. The event is for preschoolers and their families: Children can discover nature through hands-on activities, nature play, crafts and music. Bring a picnic to enjoy as part of your day. Most activities will be geared for children ages 2 to 6, but there will be something for the whole family. For information, call 330-865-8065.

- Hike with a naturalist to learn the history of Firestone Metro Park from 2 to 4 p.m. at Firestone Metro Park/Little Turtle Pond, 2400 Harrington Road. For information, call 330-865-8065.

June 10

- Spaghetti dinner for Officer Mike McQuillen from 2 to 6 p.m. will be held at Springfield High School to aid with his medical bills. McQuillen has been in the hospital since August of 2016. Tickets are $8, $14 per couple and $6 for kids. Contact Officer Billie Laurenti at 330-784-1609, ext. 3144, or Kellie at 330-620-0639 for donations and ticket information.

June 12

- "Racing Through the Holy Land: 9,000 Years in 9 Days, Part 2" will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Green Branch Library. The pictures and presentation is by Karen Sue Eckart. If you are curious at all about modern day Israel and its Biblical history, come take a trip with Eckart. Within a short distance from Jerusalem lies Bethlehem and Herodium (where King Herod the Great is buried). In Jerusalem, we will see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) and other sites. There are many museums in Jerusalem and we will visit 2, the Israel Museum (Dead Sea Scrolls are here) and Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Museum. The library is at 4046 Massillon Road. For more information, call 330-896-9074.

June 13

- From 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., join Summit Metro Parks and the Summit County Historical Society for this hike with history of Goodyear's groundbreaking technology for WWI. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wingfoot Lake, 993 Goodyear Park Blvd. For information, call 330-865-8065.

June 14

- A book sale, presented by the Friends of the Lake Community Library, will be held on June 14, 15 and 17 at the library, 565 Market Ave. SW. On June 14, the sale will be for members only and run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The sale is then open to the public and runs from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 15 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17. The sale included books, CDs, DVDs and jigsaw puzzles. Memberships are available at the door.