Wild for Wine

The Akron Zoo will host a wine tasting event from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 26. Six local wineries will be present and catered appetizers, to pair with wine, will be prepared by the Square Scullery. Attendees will receive a souvenir wine glass, free tastings, appetizers and a giveaway. In addition, the zoo’s animal ambassadors will be showcasing their artistic skills with live painting demonstrations. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase for an opportunity to choose the paint colors and take home a painting. The zoo’s education department will also be selling animal art. Tickets are $45 for Akron Zoo members and $50 for non-Akron Zoo members. Designated driver tickets are available for $25 for Akron Zoo members and $30 for non-Akron Zoo members. The entire zoo will be open and the event takes place rain or shine. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.akronzoo.org or call 330-375-2550 ext. 7230. Only guests 21 and older are permitted, including designated drivers

DIY in the 'Ville

A new event to Historic Downtown Hartville, DIY in the 'Ville, will be held from 11 to 3 p.m. Aug. 26. Spend the day with your favorite shops as they share some of their skills by offering make and takes, demos and activities. The downtown shops' specialties are diverse and they will be offering activities ranging from necklace making and hat decorating to wood planing and vehicle maintenance and even pet silhouettes. About a dozen shops within walking distance of each other will be participating. Hartville Garden Club will also hold their annual mum sale downtown during the event. Visitors can grab a quick lunch from Pizza BOGO or a hot dog from the Lake Township Historical Society. Classes are geared toward teens and adults and are offered at little or no cost. For more information visit www.discoverhartville.com/downtown.

Soap Box Derby Senior Day

Seniors from Northeast Ohio, here is a chance to take on the hill at Derby Downs. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 the Soap Box Derby Senior Day presented by Cleveland Clinic Akron General will be held at derby Downs, 789 Derby Downs Drive. Tickets are $14 and include a trip down Derby Downs in an adult Soap Box Derby car, as well as access to health screenings and health information. Complimentary lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health & Wellness Centers in Bath, Stow and Green, Akron-area AAA branch offices and the Soap Box Derby Headquarters office located at Derby Downs.