Sept. 2

- Barberton Parks and Recreation offers the Jeep Davis 5K Run and Walk beginning at 8:30 a.m.  The race begins at Lake Anna Park, tours the Sports Complex and ends back near the lake.  The race is an Elite Division race in the Subway Challenge Series with awards given to the top qualifiers in both the run and walk divisions. It is a fundraiser for the Jeep Davis Youth Sports Fund that supports youth sports within the City of Barberton. Register online at www.runsignup.com.  For more information contact Barberton Parks and Recreation at 330-848-6740.

- Summit Metro Parks is partnering with Cleveland Clinic Akron General to present a Healthy Strides Hike from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road. Join in on casual hike preceded by a brief, informative talk on family medicine and wellness, presented by Dr. Renee Markovich. Good for spree credit. For information, call 330-865-8065.

- The Portage County Chapter No. 600 of International Parents Without Partners will hold its monthly dance from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge. The dance is open to the public and non-members are invited to join the organization. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers.

- Summit Metro Parks is partnering with Cleveland Clinic Akron General to present a Healthy Strides Hike from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road. Join in on casual hike preceded by a brief, informative talk on family medicine and wellness, presented by Dr. Renee Markovich. Good for spree credit. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Sept. 3

- Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Chad Lefkowitz-Brown will perform at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at Blu Jazz+, 47 E. Market St. Tickets are $15. For information, call 330-252-1190 or visit www.blujazzakron.com. Ticket information can be found at https://blujazzakron.ticketleap.com/chad-lefkowitz-brown-09-03-2017/.

Sept. 4

- At 9 a.m. a Labor Day Mass will be held outside in the pavilion at Queen of Heaven Church, 1800 Steese Road. A donut social will follow the mass. In the case of rain the mass will be held inside. For more information, call 330-896-2345.

- The Portage County Chapter No. 600 of International Parents Without Partners will hold its annual picnic at noon at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House pavilion, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge. The picnic is open to the public and non-members are invited to join the organization. Bring a covered dish to share. The chapter will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, buns and the fixings.

Sept. 5

- Akron General Community Access and Wellness is offering low-cost glucose and cholesterol screenings from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Green Health and Wellness Center, 1940 Town Park Boulevard. To measure LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, be sure to fast for at least twelve hours. No appointments required. Costs range from $12 to $58 depending on the combination of tests ordered. Cash, check or credit card accepted. Call 330-665-8248 with questions.

Sept. 6

- At 6:30 p.m., author Robert H. Roman will discuss his book "Ohio State Football: The forgotten Dawn" at the Green Branch Library, 4046 Massillon Road. For more information, call 330-896-9074.

- In conjunction with the Springfield Parks Department, Summit County Master Gardeners will be giving a talk, Lasagna Gardening, by Sandy Barstow at 7 p.m. The talk will be held at Lakefront (Boyd D. Esler Senior/Community) Center, 2491Canfield Road. It is free and the public is welcome.

- Akron General Community Access and Wellness is offering low-cost glucose and cholesterol screenings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Acme Fresh Market, 3235 Manchester Road. To measure LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, be sure to fast for at least twelve hours. No appointments required. Costs range from $12 to $58 depending on the combination of tests ordered. Cash, check are accepted. Call 330-665-8248 with questions.

Sept. 7

- At 6:30 p.m., Matt Gurwell, founder and CEO of Keeping Us Safe, shows how you can help when a loved one’s ability to drive safely as a result of the natural aging process becomes a concern. A roadmap will be provided so families can address the issue with tact, compassion and empathy so that the older driver’s dignity and independence are never unnecessarily jeopardized. The program will be held at the Green Branch Library, 4046 Massillon Road. For more information call 330-896-9074.

- Spree at the Bog will be held from 6;30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Earn hiking spree credit while enjoying a fabulous late-summer evening with a naturalist at Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road. For more information, call 330-865-8065. 

Sept. 8

- Join Retreat Master Abbot Clement Zeleznik, O.S.B. at Loyola Retreat House, Setp. 8-10 as he investigates the mystery of why an unconditionally loving God would allow suffering and offers guidance on how to suffer well. The cost is $165. For more information, call 330-896-2315 or emailoffice@loyolaretreathouse.com. Visit loyolaretreathouse.com to register. Loyola is at 700 Killinger Road.

- Portage Lakes AARP 2213 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Acme, 3235 Manchester Road. Call Donna at 330-644-4941 for reservations. Vistors are welcome.

Sept. 9

- The Women’s Auxiliary Board of Summit County Children Services is holding a Rummage Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Fairlawn Community Center, 3486 South Smith Road, Fairlawn. Rummage donations – such as clothing, house wares, lawn and garden items, craft supplies or accessories – are welcome. No furniture, TVs or electronics. Donated rummage items can be dropped off at the Fairlawn Community Center on Sept. 8 between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Proceeds from the Rummage Sale will be used to directly benefit the children in the care of Summit County Children Services. For more information, contact Sandy Deluca 330-379-1994 or e-mail sdeluca@summitkids.org.

- LA-based dance company, MusEffect, will perform the show Divine Direction at 7 p.m. at EJ Thomas Hall, the University of Akron's Performing Arts Center. MusEffect is a non-profit organization that devotes its time to empowering and educating their audience on social issues in our society today. The show is based on the pivotal moments we all face in life that take us down a different path than planned. Using dance, film, and speaking. MusEffect uses the The Divine Direction to inform their audiences on social issues including: domestic violence, marriage equality, cyberbullying, addiction, body image and depression awareness.

Sept. 10

- A day retreat will be held at Loyola Retreat House 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 is 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 office@loyolaretreathouse.com.  Visit loyolaretreathouse.com to register. Loyola is at 700 Killinger Road.

- One of Gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at the Temple Baptist Church, 1212 Greensburg Road. The Quartet will share its unique, four-part harmony beginning at 2 p.m. Since organizing, The Dixie Melody Boys have enjoyed much success, including a Grammy nomination and numerous Fan Award nominations from The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Music’s leading fan and trade publication. The program is for the entire family. For more information, call 330-896-1969 or visit www.dixiemelodyboys.com. 

Sept. 11

- Coventry AARP will hold a picnic at noon at the Coventry Senior Community Center, 335 E. Willowview Drive. Bring a covered dish to share. Call Anne Riegler at 330-724-4190 to confirm attendance.  All are welcome to attend and have a fun day of games and a chance at door prizes.

Sept. 13

- From 4 to 7 p.m., the Akron Global Business Accelerator is hosting an informational session for those interested in starting their own business or who have recently started a business. Participants will learn about the planning process, initial financial projections, ownership options, review of the required forms, licensing, loan options and additional funding availability. Participants will also receive the business plan outline during the session. The seminar is free, but advance registration is required. To register, call 330-375-2111, or email info@akronsbdc.org . The session is held at 526 S. Main Street, "M" Floor Conference Room #904.

Sept. 14

- The Akron-Canton Airport is hosting its first CAK Business Travel Forum from 8 to 10 a.m. The interactive event is designed to help small- and medium-sized business travelers discover new ways to save time and money. CAK is offering this event to local businesses at no charge, but a reservation is required. Those interested in attending this event should RSVP to jdemio@akroncantonairport.com, or on the airport’s website: http://www.akroncantonairport.com/business-travel/travel-forum-sign-up.

- A seminar on how to write a business plan will be held  from 10 a.m. to noon by Akron global Business accelerator, 526 S. Main Street, "M" Floor Conference Room #904.The most important aspect of a business plan is to serve as a guide during the life of a business. This workshop will not only teach how to write a business plan, it will show the value of having a business plan and keeping it current. The seminar is free, but advance registration is required. To register, call 330-375-2111, or email info@akronsbdc.org. 

Sept. 15

- The Constitution Day Event Planning Committee of the Akron Bar Association invites the public to its annual Constitution Day Celebration, including the swearing in of new citizens beginning at 4 p.m. at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Main Branch, 60 S High Street. New United States citizens will be sworn in by The Honorable Sara Lioi of the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. The theme for this year’s Constitution Day is "Checks and Balances Under the Constitution: The Role of the Court." Professor Elizabeth Knowles, assistant clinical professor of law with the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic at the University of Akron School of Law, will deliver the keynote address. Featured performers for the celebration include a dance troupe performing a traditional Nepali dance and vocalists from the ETC School of Musical Arts singing patriotic songs.

Sept. 26

- Cleveland Clinic Akron General LifeStyles offers "NuFit: Nutrition and Fitness Education for a New You!" from 6 to 7 p.m. The class will focus on "The Wonders of Nuts and Seeds"and "The Wonders of Group Exercise." The class is held at Green Health and Wellness Center, 1940 Town Park Blvd. To register, call 330-896-5000.