- Rubber City Theatre presents the first youth production as part of it newly expanded education program, Rubber City Youth Theatre. "Godspell" will run from Nov. 9 to Nov. 19 at the Akron Citadel, 190 South Maple Street. The Nov. 9 opening is Rubber City Theatre's traditional Pay-As-You-Like-It performance, where admission charges are waived (audiences are encouraged to donate what they can after the show). Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students and can be purchased by phone at 234-252-0272, online at rubbercitytheatre.com/tickets, or at the door within one hour to show time. Visit the website or call for available ticket pricing and student discounts.
- ACCESS, Akron's homeless shelter for women and children, will hold its second annual fundraisder, "The Jewelry Box" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairlawn DoublTree, 3150 W. Market St. More than 20,000 pieces of donated jewelry has been donated to ACCESS and has been professionally cleaned by Signet Jewelers. All costume jewelry will be available for $5 and fine jewelry will be available and priced to sell. All proceeds benefit ACCESS. For more information, visit access-shelter.org.
- The Portage County Chapter of Parents Without Partners will host a dinner and a dance at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge. The dinner, which is open to the public and costs $7, will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. It will include a deep fry turkey with side dishes and dessert. Following dinner, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., will be the monthly dance, with this being a post-Halloween theme. Attendees are invited to wear a costume and there will be prizes awarded fro the prettiest, ugliest and most original. Cost for the dance is $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers. For more information, call Warrine Yerkey at 330-322-9559.
- The Summit County Division of Animal Control, 250 Opportunity Pkwy., Akron, will host its 8th annual pet adopt-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fully vetted dogs and cats will be available to adopt for $10. To view photos of adoptable animals, visit www.co.summit.oh.us. For more information, call 330-643-2845.
- The Springfield Township Women’s Club is holding its 34th annual Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Springfield Junior/Senior High School. It will be a packed house as the crafters areas are sold out. Don’t miss the famous vegetable soup and desserts.
- Green Valley United Methodist Church, 620 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, is having a turkey dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4 to 10 and free for 3 and under. Carry-out is available. Baked goods, crafts and jewelry will be sold at the event. All proceeds go to missions. For more information, contact the church at 330-896-4357 or visit www.greenvalleyumc.com.
- Cleveland Clinic Akron General is holding its free bi-annual maternity health fair, "Before Baby," from 1 to3 p.m. in the Akron General main lobby, 1 Akron General Ave., Akron. Vendors will offer essential information about baby products, childcare, choosing a doctor for the baby and much more. Parents and grandparents can take a tour of Akron General's New Life Center, and enter to win raffle prizes. Informational seminars begin at 1:30 p.m. in the surgical waiting area and are repeated every 15 minutes. Enjoy refreshments, free parking and more. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. Call 330-344-2229 to make a reservation, or register online at akrongeneral.org/welcomebaby.
- A spaghetti dinner will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the Nativity Church at the corner of Killian and Myersville roads in Springfield Township. The dinner cost is $8 for adults and children age 8 and under $4. Carry-out dinners are available. Tickets will be sold at the door. After dinner take the opportunity to visit Nativity’s Bethlehem Cave and Museum, located downstairs in the lower level of the church.
- An update on the impact and sustainable value of the region’s local food economy will be the subject of the GAINS (Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability) meeting at Musica, 51 E. Market St., Akron. The discussion for the evening will cover the increase in multiple benefits for the community, economy and environment in Summit County’s vibrant local food economy. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for networking. The free program begins at 6:15 p.m. with time for questions and answers at the close of the evening. Contact Gina Burk at 330 592-4185 or Kaley Foster 330 957-0006 for more information.
- Those who have experienced the death of a loved one know that the holiday season can be extremely stressful and sometimes heartbreaking. Cleveland Clinic Akron General Visiting Nurse Service will hold a free support group "Reducing Holiday Stress" from 2 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Discuss stress-related concerns for the bereaved during the holiday season. Meet at the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley. To register or for more information, call 330-668-4662 or 800-335-1455, Ext. 4662.
- In honor of all veterans, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Visiting Nurse Service will hold a veterans celebration at 10 a.m. on the grounds of the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley. The community is invited to attend. RSVP to Chris at 330-668-4650 or HinmanC@ccf.org. Weather permitting, the ceremony will be held outside in the Veterans’ Remembrance Garden, so please dress appropriately.
- Lake High School will host its annual, popular Veterans Day celebration including live music presented by students and more. An informal morning reception for all veterans will be staged prior to the ceremony in the Lake High School cafeteria. Doors will open at 7:45 a.m. The ceremony, including speakers and music, will follow from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. Enter Door 7 off Market Avenue by the Lake Community Library, or Door 5 by the Lake Community YMCA.
- Those who have experienced the death of a loved one know that the holiday season can be extremely stressful and sometimes heartbreaking. Cleveland Clinic Akron General Visiting Nurse Service will hold a free support group "Kids and Holiday Grief" from 5 to 7 p.m. Support for children ages 5 to 11 who have experienced a significant loss, such as a parent, sibling or grandparent. Meet at the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley. To register or for more information, call 330-668-4662 or 800-335-1455, ext. 4662.
- Step into the movies at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Women’s Board Gala at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St. All proceeds benefit the construction of a leading-edge Emergency Department at Akron General. This year’s black-tie optional gala will be a Cinematic Extravaganza, with movie-themed trivia games, VIP cocktail hour, sumptuous dinner and exciting entertainment by the band Special Request. This year’s celebrity master of ceremonies is WONE's Tim Daugherty. Raffle tickets are on sale for $150 each for a 1 in 300 chance to win $10,000 cash. The winner will be drawn at the event, but does not need to be present. Event tickets start at $150. For more information contact the Akron General Foundation at 330-344-6888, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition presents the 6th Annual Towpath Freedom 5k beginning at Lock 3 Park, 200 S. Main St. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race kicks off at 9 a.m. This race commemorates the completion of the Towpath Trail from border-to-border in Summit County as well as honors our U.S. veterans for their service. The pre-registration cost is $30 and closes Nov. 9 at 11:59 p.m. Race day registration will be $35. All pre-registered runners will receive a Tech T-shirt, with a limited amount available for race-day registrants. In honor of Veterans Day, the first 50 Veterans to register will also receive complimentary registration. To register online, visit www.ohioeriecanal.org/freedom5k. For paper entries, checks may be made payable to The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition and sent to 47 W. Exchange St., Akron 44308. For more information, visit www.ohioeriecanal.org, or contact Sara Hart at 330-374-5657 or email@example.com.
- The Akron Canton Regional Foodbank and Main Street Gourmet have teamed up to hold the No Muffin Left Behind Sale from 9 a.m. until noon at the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. Main Street Gourmet gets the chance to clean out its freezer; No Muffin Left Behind shoppers can stock up their freezer and the Foodbank gets all the leftovers and a portion of the proceeds. That’s a win-win-win situation. Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up some fabulous frozen goodies for the holidays and the long, dark winter months ahead and support the Foodbank at the same time. The sale is first come, first served and cash, checks and major credit cards are accepted, no debit cards. The foodbank is at 350 Opportunity Pkwy, Akron. For more information, visit No Muffin Left Behind under the "About Us" tab at: www.mainstreetgourmet.com.
- Grace United Church of Christ, 13275 Cleveland Ave. NW, Uniontown, is holding a swiss steak dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $9 and includes swiss steak, noodles, mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans, rolls, coffee or tea and dessert. No reservations are needed and walk-in carryout meals are welcome. Gluten-free meals only must be ordered in advance by calling the Grace church office at 330-699-3255, from 9 a.m. to noon.
- The city of Green is holding its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 10:45 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 1900 Steese Road. The ceremony will include music from the sixth and seventh grade choirs. Guest speaker is Dr. John McManus, professor of U.S. military history at Missouri University of Science and Technology. In addition, the City will honor two local veterans for their service, Vietnam veteran and former Green High School teacher Jim Mesko and Vietnam veteran Jim Boyea. Following the ceremony, a light lunch will be served at Queen of Heaven Parish Life Center, 1800 Steese Road. Parking for the ceremony will be available at the Fire Station, John Torok Senior and Community Center and Queen of Heaven Church.
- Coventry AARP #3820 will meet at 1:15p.m. at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Club Civic Center, 727 Portage Lakes Drive. Julie Anne Carlson will entertain with music on her chord organ. Free refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
- Books Without Reading, 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. No need to read the book beforehand or after. Come and have the fun of learning about "Never Cry Wolf." Call 330-896-9074 for more information.
- Manchester High School will be offering a free help session for adults who are experiencing difficulties in using a computer, tablet, smart phone or any other tech device. Students from the high school’s chapter of the National Honor Society as well as from advanced computer classes will be volunteering as tech experts to assist anyone who has questions about the use of a device. Reservations are encouraged so that the needs of those requiring assistance can best be met, but no one will be turned away. The session is from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m at Manchester High School Library. For Reservations, contact Loralee Daily at 330-882-5578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Those who have experienced the death of a loved one know that the holiday season can be extremely stressful and sometimes heartbreaking. Cleveland Clinic Akron General Visiting Nurse Service will hold a free support group "Men and Holiday Grief" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Support for men facing the holidays without their loved one. Meet at the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley. To register or for more information, call 330-668-4662 or 800-335-1455, Ext. 4662.
- The Springfield Township Women's Club will meet on at 6:30 p.m. at the Lakefront Senior Center.
- Books Without Reading, 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. No need to read the book beforehand or after. Come and have the fun of learning about "Never Cry Wolf." Call 330-896-9074 for more information.
- New and experienced birdwatchers can join a naturalist to search for waterfowl during the fall migration from 9 to 11 a.m. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope. Location is Towpath Trail/Summit Lake 380 W. Crosier St.
- American Winds College of Aeronautics, the only school in Ohio solely devoted to aviation, will host an open house for high school students interested in pursuing a career as a pilot. The event takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. The College is at Akron-Fulton International Airport, 1600 Triplett Blvd. Prospective students are invited to meet one-on-one with flight instructors, tour the facility, inspect the fleet of aircraft and learn about financial aid options. American Winds offers an Associate Degree of Applied Science in three aviation programs: Aeronautics (Professional Pilot Program), Aeronautical Instruction (Instructor Pilot Program) and Aviation Administration and Management.
Those who have experienced the death of a loved one know that the holiday season can be extremely stressful and sometimes heartbreaking. Cleveland Clinic Akron General Visiting Nurse Service will hold a free support group "Men and Holiday Grief" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Support for men facing the holidays without their loved one. Meet at the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley. To register or for more information, call 330-668-4662 or 800-335-1455, Ext. 4662.