- Kids can learn the basics of fishing, bait a hook, and drop a line in Alder Pond at the After School Fishing program from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 550 Frazier Ave. A limited number of rods and reels will be available for use. Bait is provided. Participants 16 and older must have a fishing license.
- Join naturalists while they attract moths to black lights, and observe the insects' amazingly beautiful colors, shapes and patterns up close. The program is from 8 to 10 p.m. at Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road. For more information, call 330-865-8065.
- Broken Chains Ministry (BCM) is hosting its "Making the Difference" benefit banquet at 6:30 p.m. at Guys Party Center. BCM is celebrating some major milestones including its home ownership program and the launch of Lydia’s Home, a revolutionary recovery home for women overcoming opioid addiction and incarceration located in the city of Green. The community is welcome to celebrate through an evening of food and fellowship. For more information, call 330-643-8663.
- The Akron Rotary Camp Regatta will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at 4460 Rex Lake Drive, New Franklin. The evening will include cocktails, entertainment, food and fireworks. Register for the event at https://rotarycampregatta.wordpress.com/. Catering by Beau’s Grille at the Hilton and Beau’s on the River at the Sheraton Suites.
- Join in an Ethiopian coffee ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at the Green Branch Library, 4046 Massillon Road. Attendees will benefit from taking in the aroma of freshly roasted coffee. You will be enlightened to the facts and history of the bean and take comfort in the fine delicacy and smooth authentic taste of true coffee. Register in advance for this program at the library or call 330-896-9074.
- Come be a part of "Seeing A Difference" when A Chorus for a Cause presents a fun concert of songs that "see" at 7 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 1516 Edison St. NW, Lake Township. Some of the songs that you’ll hear are "Fire and Rain," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You" and many more. The cause is for the Lions Club's sight programs (MEJones Eye-care Foundation of Northeast Ohio). Tickets are $15 with proceeds going to the sight program. Tickets are available online at www.achorusforacause.org, from any chorus member, or at the door.
- Come be a part of "Seeing A Difference" when A Chorus for a Cause presents a fun concert of songs that "see" at 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 241 S. Main St., North Canton. Some of the songs that you’ll hear are "Fire and Rain," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You" and many more. The cause is for the Lions Club's sight programs (MEJones Eye-care Foundation of Northeast Ohio). Tickets are $15 with proceeds going to the sight program. Tickets are available online at www.achorusforacause.org, from any chorus member, or at the door.
- Queen of Heaven, 1800 Steese Road, Green, is hodling an outdoor Mass with a bet plessing at 11 a.m. It will commemorate the Feast of St. Francis Assisi and his love for animals. For more information, call 330-896-2345.
- A presentation about the story of the Gorge Dam will be held at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High Street, Akron, from 6 to 7 p.m. For 100 years, the 420-foot-wide, 60-foot-tall dam has existed on the Cuyahoga River within Gorge Metro Park. Now, that dam is being studied for removal. The dam is one of the largest unresolved water quality problems for the Cuyahoga River. Removing the dam and its contaminated sediment will restore the original grandeur of the Gorge, revealing the city’s namesake falls. For more information, call 330-865-8065.
- 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.
- A discussion of books that illuminate our lives will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Green Branch Library, 4046 Massillon Road. Come and have the fun of learning with Frank Henninger, emeritus professor of literature at the University of Dayton. "The Old Man and The Sea" by Ernest Hemingway will be discussed. Call 330-896-9074 for more information.
- Hike with Executive Director Lisa King during the Fall Hiking Spree and ask questions about Summit Metro Parks from 5 to 6 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 550 Frazier Ave. Good for spree credit. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- A Power of Choice program will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Green Branch Library, 4046 Massillon Road. The Power of Choice program can help participants to understand how Ohio’s energy markets work, how to find and compare offers from competitive suppliers and how to deal with energy marketer’s door-to-door and telemarketing sales people. For more infromation, call 330-896-9074.
- Mature Services will host Mature Workers Job and Career Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. at Tangiers, 532 W. Market St., Akron. The event includes free workshops in using social media to expand job opportunities, resources for business start-ups, developing new contacts for your job search, and exploring options for second careers through Encore employment. Interested older job seekers are advised to get their resumes ready, dress professionally and come to the fair. For more information, visit www.matureservices.org, and click on the "Looking for Work" pop-up or call 330-253-4597.
- Summit Metro Parks staff are encouraging visitors to learn about and collect native plant seeds to strengthen the local ecosystem. From 10 a.m. to noon at Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road, join a naturalist and biologist to learn the many benefits of planting native plants. It is an opportunity to learn about some of our native prairie plants and the wildlife that can be attracted to them. The 186-acre park features a restored prairie habitat, ripe with native plants and wildlife. For more information, visit summitmetroparks.org.
- Enjoy a fun-filled day at Kingsway Pumpkin Farm from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for Canton's Total Living Center's fall fundraiser. Cost is $9 and includes the corn maize, and $2 will be donated to the Total Living Center. There will be bake sale items and raffle baskets along with all the fall family activities the farm has to offer. For more information, contact Laura Kell at 330-807-4609.
- Koresh Dance Company will perform at 3 p.m. at The University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall. The mixed repertory performance is presented by DANCECleveland in collaboration with The University of Akron’s dance program and will feature some of Koresh Dance Company’s most exciting works. Tickets are available at www.DANCECleveland.org or by calling 330-972-7570. Tickets range from $25 to $45. Until Sept. 29, tickets can also be purchased in person at The Akron Civic Theatre box office, 182 S. Main Street. Groups of five or more can call DANCECleveland at 216-991-9000 for more information about discounted group tickets.
- The Stark County Educational Service Center and Stark County institutions of higher education presents the 2017 Stark County College and Career Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. at Canton Memorial Civic Center. Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities will be available to provide information on choosing a college, pursuing careers and planning futures. Financial aid and college credit plus sessions will be held at 6:15 and 7 p.m. Visit http://tinyurl.com/StarkCountyCollegeFair for more information.
- Different seasons bring different challenges, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio wants to help you understand how to deal with them all. Participants will learn about seasonal assistance programs, energy conservation and efficiency tips, safety tips and the different kinds of tax rebate programs that Ohioans can take advantage of. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Green Branch Library, 4046 Massillon Road. For more information, call 330-896-9074.
- Portage Path Behavioral Health will be hosting an event called KJ’s 5K for Mental Health and Animal Rescue in remembrance of Kyle "KJ" Hamblin. Portage Path has partnered with KJ’s family to honor the memory of KJ and others who have been lost to suicide, and raise awareness for the importance of recognizing signs of suicidality. Proceeds will benefit the Portage Path Support Hotline, Summit County’s free suicide prevention service, and Portage Path’s affordable mental health programs. As KJ was a lover of animals, the event will also incorporate a dog walk/run. Participants are welcome to bring their pets to accompany them on the scenic course along Portage Lakes. In addition, local agencies will be on hand with rescue dogs which can be partnered with walkers, and are available to be adopted. The event takes place at Portage Lakes State Park in New Franklin. Entry is $25 for adults, with kids under 16 free. To register, volunteer, or sponsor, visit https://runsignup.com/kJs5k, or call 330-253-3100, ext. 1115.
- Earn Fall Hiking Spree credit while hiking with doctors from Cleveland Clinic Akron General and a Summit Metro Parks naturalist. From noon to 1:30 p.m., learn how to decrease pain and inflammation with a healthy lifestyle with Dr. David Vincent and Dr. Theresa Sheridan at Firestone Metro Park/Willow Trail, 2400 Harrington Road. For more information, visit summitmetroparks.org or call 330-865-8065.
- The 2017 Jack-O-Lantern Jog will be the spookiest 5K in Akron as runners move through Akron's historic Glendale Cemetery beginning at 6 p.m. The race starts and ends at Lock 3, 200 S. Main Street. Register early to receive T-shirt and more. All finishers of the 5K will get a one-of-a-kind race medal. To register, visit www.hermescleveland.com and click the "register now" button. Participation for the 5K run is $25 until race day, then $30 (cash or check) on the day of the event. For more information about the race, visit www.akronymca.org/KohlFamily/2016_Jack_O_Lantern_Jog_5k/ or call 330-434-9622, ext. 12.
- One of A Kind Pet Rescue will host the Chase Your Tail 5k Run/Walk, and the one-mile Doggie Dash on Oct. 15. Racers can participate in any of the events with their dog. The races begin and end at Summit Lake Community Center, and will be run on both the road and the Towpath, taking participants on the floating Towpath Trail across the middle of Summit Lake. This event benefits One of A Kind Pet Rescue, a no-kill, no time-limit shelter. Register online at www.oneofakindpets.com/5k with a credit card. Early registration by Sept. 15 is $30, preregistration from Sept. 16 through Oct. 14 is $35, and race day registration is $40. Race day registration and packet pickup will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Summit Lake Community Center, 380 W. Crosier.