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TOPS Club Inc, a nonprofit, noncommercial support and accountability group for individuals interested in losing weight and maintaining their weight loss for a lifetime announces its weekly meeting sites. At weekly chapter meetings members learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise, motivation and more. There is an annual fee of $32 with nominal weekly dues of about $1.  The meetings will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Clearview United Methodist Church, 1733 Massillon Road; from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays at Crossroads Bible Fellowship, 737 George Washington Blvd.; from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Green United Methodist, 2161 Greensburg Road; from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Lakemore United Methodist, 1536 Flickinger Road; and from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Ellet Community Center, 2449 Wedgewood Drive. For more information, contact Laurene Neval at 216-832-1106 or email huey15@roadrunner.com.

- The Akron Symphony Guild's Tour of Portage Lakes Homes and Gardens will be held July 15. Be transported for a leisurely afternoon on the lakes and visit five lakefront homes. Visitors will have a chance to experience very different architecture and décor. Sailor level guests will enjoy a boxed lunch aboard with a keepsake insulated Lakes Tour Lunch Tote. Commodore patron level guests will stop at the Frank Raymond Mason Tudor House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, for a luncheon catered by Prime 93. Tour tickets are by prepaid reservation only. Sailor tickets are $50 each. Commodore tickets are $100 and include early boarding, the catered luncheon at the Tudor House, custom-designed Purple Martin Sun Catcher, signature tote and program listing. There is no rain date. The tour departs from Deitz’s Landing at 401 West Turkeyfoot Lake Road. The Akron Symphony Guild’s Lakes Tour raises funds for the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Youth Orchestra and Symphony Chorus. For more information about the tour, call 330-606-1771 or 330-535-8131, or online at www.akronsymphony.org.

June 23

- Enjoy country music by Tony Rio-Relentless at 7 p.m. at a free concert, 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. 

- Join Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise at the 7th Annual Golf Outing and Pig Roast beginning at 11 a.m. The event will take place at Good Park Golf Course, 530 Nome Avenue, Akron. Registration for golf will begin at 11:00 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. Dinner will be served after golf has concluded. Golf includes pastries/coffee at registration, lunch at the turn and pig roast dinner following the game for $125 per golfer. Non-golfers are invited to join the pig roast dinner for $50. Reservations are limited. For more information, contact Sarah Hegnauer at 330-697-6545 or sarahhegnauer@hotmail.com.

June 24

- Celebrate purple martins, the birds that are aerial acrobats and important insect-eaters. All participants are welcome to feed scrambled eggs to the martins and help with data collection with the Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association. Enjoy crafts for children and adults. For more information, call 330-865-8065 or visit summitmetroparks.org. The event is at 2 p.m. at Portage Lakes State Park, 809 State Mill Road.

- Hike a different trail each month, taking a photographic record of the seasonal changes that happen with the Metro Parks. In December, come in from the cold and review the year in pictures. Take your own pictures or just enjoy the hikes. The hike takes place from 11 a.m. to noon at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park/Lot SM2, 5531 S. Main Street. For information, call 330-865-8065. 

- Summit County is holding "Can Do!" Dog Licensing Program at Acme Fresh Market in Portage Lakes, 3235 Manchester Road. It is a one-day event to provide amnesty to Summit County dog owners who have not yet purchased their 2017 dog licenses. Dog owners who failed to renew their dog’s license will have the $18 late-fee waived by donating a can of dog food to the Summit County Division of Animal Control. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dog owners wishing to participate in the event should bring cash or check in the amount of $18 for the license fee, and at least one can of dog food in lieu of the additional $18 late fee. Owners with multiple dogs should bring the license fee and a can of dog food for each unlicensed dog. To learn more about dog licensing, visit https://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net/index.php/dog-licensing or call 330-630-7226.

- Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church holds its Ukrainian Festival from 1 to 8 p.m. at 1866 Brown Street. Traditional Ukrainian foods - pierogies, kielbasa and sauerkraut, stuffed cabbage rolls, cabbage and noodles and Kolachi rolls and a bake sale will be available for purchase. Entertainment includes performances by the Walter Wolansky and Friends Polka Band and Vern Worona and the "Zaps" folk band. A featured performance by the Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble from Pittsburgh will be held at 3 p.m. Admission is free and there will be raffle baskets, Ukrainian items for sale and cash prizes. For information, call Father Sal at 330-724-8277 or visit www.hgucc.org.

June 25

- Paddle a portion of Nimisila Reservoir with a certified instructor and a naturalist to learn paddle strokes, safety and see wildlife around the water from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and wear clothes that can get wet. Fee includes use of kayak, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. Registration is required by visiting summitmetroparks.org. For information, call 330-865-8065. Meet at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park / Lot C6  6194 Christman Road.

- Akron Snow Angels' golf outing fundraiser will be held begins at noon with registration. Shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. Lunch and a putting contest are included and dinner and awards will be held at 6:30 p.m. It is held at the Bunker Hill Golf Course, 3060 Pearl Road, Medina. The Akron Snow Angels spread warmth and connects with the most vulnerable in the community by providing basic essentials and fostering compassionate friendships while inspiring others to do the same. The cost is $90. To register online, visit www.tournevents.com/2017asa. For questions, email AkronSnowAngels@gmail.com or call Chad Gibson, Bunker Hill's general manager, at 216-469-9241. For more information about Akron Snow Angels, visit their website at www.AkronSnowAngels.com.

- Coventry High School's Class of 1997 is holding its 20-year reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. June 30 at Legendes Sports Pub and Grille. Tickets are $20 each. Join the Facebook Group: Coventry High School Class of 1997 (Akron, OH). RSVP by June 25. For more info, contact Christy (Glemming) Mize at christylmize@gmail.com.

June 26

- How much do you really know about a local National Historic Landmark? Learn about the Hower family, the 28-room Victorian mansion located on the University of Akron campus, and the ongoing events that keep this one of the best-preserved houses in the country. The program is at 6 p.m. at the Portage Lakes Branch Library, 4261 Manchester Road. Enjoy a cup of tea after. Register in advance at 330-644-7050.  

- Learn how to balance a checkbook and how to use credit cards. What does a credit score mean? Learn these financial life skills and more. That will be pesented by Aaron Curry of Key Bank at 1 p.m. at the Green Branch Library, 4046 Massillon Road. 

- At 6:30 p.m., Wandering Aesthetics will be at Akron’s North Hill Branch Library for a family friendly evening of engaging and entertaining storytelling featuring stories from around the world. The event is free and open to the public. The library is at 183 East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue. Join Storytellers Kyle Jozsa and Nici Romo from Wandering Aesthetics as they share stories, songs and fables from the banks of the Mississippi to the plains of Ancient China. To register, call 330-535-9423 or emailing northbranch@akronlibrary.org.

June 27

- DRB Systems and Stark State College will hold an information session about a unique certificate program beginning this fall, focusing on carwash hardware and software. Students in the program earn a one-year certificate in computer maintenance and desktop support technician.  Opportunities exist for tuition discounts of 50 to 100 percent, along with paid internships at DRB Systems during the program and career opportunities after degree completion. The session is at 2:30 p.m. at DRB Systems, 3245 Pickle Road in Green. Seating is limited; reservations can be made at www.starkstate.edu/DRB.

June 28

Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise's office will issue new and renewal veteran identification cards from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Barberton Public Library, 602 West Park Ave. The card is similar in size and shape to a driver’s license and can conveniently serve in place of the military discharge form DD214.

June 29

- Beatles enthusiast Ray Carmen presents little-known songs, videos, facts and trivia about the world's most famous band. The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Green Branch Library, 4046 Massillon Road.

June 30

- A Horns and Things concert will kick off at 7 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Main Entrance, 2077 Newton Street. Enjoy the jazz music at this free concert, presented by the City of Akron. For more information, call 330-375-2311 or visit akronohio.gov.

July 1

Springfield High School's Class of 1992 will hold its 25-year reunion at 7 p.m. at Wing Warehouse, 2215 E. Waterloo Road, Akron.

- Try stand-up paddleboarding, the fastest-growing water sport, to get a workout and enjoy nature at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park. A certified instructor and a naturalist will guide you. No experience needed. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. Bring water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and wear clothes that can get wet. Fee includes use of paddleboard, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15 per person. The program times are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. and registration is required. For information or to register, call 330-865-8065 or visit summitmetroparks.org. Meet at Lot C6, 6194 Christman Road, Green. 

July 3

- All ages can stop by the nature play area in Goodyear Heights, along the Alder Trail, and engage in fun, hands-on experiences with nature from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A naturalist will be on hand to help guide you. Getting dirty is encouraged, so dress appropriately. The event takes place at the Pioneer Area, 550 Frazier Avenue. For information, call 330-865-8065. 

- Mysterious and often misunderstood, bats are one of the most fascinating creatures of the night. Join staff to learn about these flying mammals. Nets will be set up to try to catch live bats for observation and data collection. The program is from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Pioneer Area, 550 Frazier Avenue. For information, call 330-865-8065. 

July 4

- Learn how these amazing "bugs" light up the summer sky. After a short presentation, we'll take a walk to look for fireflies and other creatures of the night. Bring a bug jar, flashlight and insect repellent. The program is from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Pioneer Area, 550 Frazier Avenue. For information, call 330-865-8065.  JULY 7

- Enjoy the Latin jazz music of Latin Jazz Orchestra at a free concert held at 7 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Main Entrance, 2077 Newton Street. For more, call 330-375-2311 or visit akronohio.gov

July 8

- Cleveland Clinic Akron General Challenge Golf will host the Tom Gearhart Memorial golf Outing. Tee times are 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Golfers may register as a twosome or as an individual. Cost is $55 per person and includes lunch, green fees, cart and prizes.  This is a fundraiser and proceeds benefit the Challenge Golf Program. For more information, call 330-784-5400.

July 10

- Coventry AARP #3820 will meet at 1:15 p.m. at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Club Civic Center, 727 Portage Lakes Drive. Summit Up Cloggers will entertain. Free refreshments will be served. All are welcome to join.