June 22

- At 7 p.m., enjoy pop and rock favorites by Rock Radio at a free concert, presented by the City of Akron at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Main Entrance, 2077 Newton St. For more information, call 330-375-2311 or visit akronohio.gov. 

- The Rock the Dock festival will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. June 22, from noon to 11 p.m. June 23 and from noon to 6 p.m. June 24 at Springfield Lake Park. Parking on site is $5, handicap parking is free with state valid plaque and parking off site is free at Gala Commons or Lakemore Plaza with free pick up and drop off shuttle bus service. There will be carnival rides, carnival food, entertainment for the entire family. Wrist bands for rides are available but no refunds are available (check the weather before purchasing.) Fireworks will be at 9:45 June 23.

June 23

- From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., tour the Master Gardeners Six Gardens of Distinction. Tickets are $20 and are available online at www.summitmastergardeners.org or at Donzell’s Garden Center, 937 E. Waterloo Road and Dayton Nursery and Garden Center, 3459 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Norton. Proceeds will benefit the Summit County Master Gardeners’ educational horticulture programs. Visit the Summit County Master Gardeners website for additional information and upcoming programs.

June 24

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

June 25

- Summit County ArtsNow is hosting a free reception and panel discussion on the topic of funding from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Andrew Jackson House. The panelist of funders will be discussing best funding practices, the funding landscape in the arts and culture sector, public space in Summit County, and strategic vision for our community partners. Registration is free and open to the public.

- Greensburg United Methodist Church, 2161 Greensburg Road, is hosting Vacation Bible School, "Shipwrecked," from 6 to 8 p.m. June 25-29. The program is for ages 3 through 6th grade. For more information or to register, visit www.greensburgumc.net or call 330-896-1936.

June 27

- From 7 to 9 p.m., join the Master Gardeners of Summit County to learn about the wonderful world of succulents at a Meet Me In The Garden program presented by Master Gardener Carol Knock. For information, call 330-865-8065. The program will be held at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm/Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road. 

June 29

- Enjoy the American roots rock music of the JiMiller Band at a free concert, presented by the City of Akron at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Main Entrance, 2077 Newton St. For more information, call 330-375-2311 or visit akronohio.gov. 

- Springfield Rocks summer concert series will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lakefront Park Gazebo, 2491 Canfield Road. The Hitmen (rock from the 70s through 90s) will perform. The concert is free to the public. For inclement weather updates, call the concert hotline at 330-794-1739 for possible cancellation.

June 30

- From 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., join the metro parks at beginner stand-up paddleboarding at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park/Lot C6, 6194 Christman Road. A certified instructor and a naturalist will guide participants and no experience is needed. The minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must wear closed-toed shoes and be able to swim. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and wear clothes that can get wet. Fee includes loan of paddleboard, paddle, life jacket and instruction. The cost is $15 per person and registration I required at www.summitmetroparks.org. For information, call 330- 865-8065.

- From 1 to 3 p.m., Paul Wischt from the Cuyahoga and Chippewa Valley Archaeology societies will demonstrate the ancient skill of flint knapping and share the different spear points used by early Native Americans. The program will be held at Firestone Metro Park/Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road. For information, call 330-865-8065.

- Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church will present its Ukrainian Festival from 1 to 8 p.m. on the church grounds, 1866 Brown Street, just north of East Waterloo Road. Parking and admission are free. The event is open to the public. The event will be held rain or shine. Food, entertainment, beer garden, church tours, raffles baskets and more. For information, call Father Sal at the church at 330-724-8277.

July 7

- Cleveland Clinic Akron General Challenge Golf will host the Tom Gearhart Memorial Golf Outing with tee times at 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. The event is a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the Challenge Golf Program. Call 330-784-5400 for event information.

July 9

- Coventry AARP #3820 will meet at 1:15 p.m. at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Club Civic Center, 725 Portage Lakes Drive. Guest speaker will be Fr. Michael B. Smith, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Kenmore.  He is a historical buff and will present the "Origin of the American Flag." The program and refreshments are free.