Aug. 31 

- Kids 15 and younger can learn the basics of fishing, then drop a line at Alder Pond in Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Pioneer Area, 550 Frazier Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. A few rods and reels will be available for use. Bait is provided. Adults must supervise their children but are not permitted to fish. For information, call 330-865-8065.

- Join in the fun of Sidewalk Cinema, an outdoor family movie held at the corner of Main and Water Streets in Downtown Kent. The show will be "Wonder Woman". Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. The event is free. For more information, call 330-673-4970.

Sept. 3

- Labor of Love 5K/10K and 1-mile walk will be held at 8 a.m. at the Green YMCA, 3800 Massillon Road. Young and old are encouraged to join in the fun. Sign up online at https://www.raceentry.com/races/green-ymca-labor-of-love-5k10k/2018/register. 

Sept. 4

- Test your knowledge of the nature and history of Gorge Metro Park by answering trivia questions while hiking the Glens Trail from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The park is at 1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Sept. 5

- Spend a day outdoors to recharge and reconnect with nature. Go on a hike to see what the season has to offer, make a craft and kayak on the lake from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Adult Adventure Day Camp held at Silver Creek Metro Park, 5000 Hametown Road.  A boxed lunch and snack are included. Participants must be 18 or older. The fee is $50 per person. Advanced registration is required on line at summitmetroparks.org. For information, call 330-865-8065.

 

Sept. 7

- The Stark County NAACP will host the 88th NAACP Ohio State Convention at the Holiday Inn in Belden Village on Sept. 7 and Sept. 8. Among the events taking place are keynote speakers Ohio House Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-34); Thelma T. Daley, national director for the women in the NAACP and a past national president of Delta Sigma Theta; and Quincy Bates, national manager for the NAACP Youth. Also, a peek at an exciting collaboration on community and police relationships with the Football Hall of Fame and the Ohio Association of Police Chiefs, a workshop aimed to dispel the stigma of mental illness in the Black community and more. Convention information can be found at naacp-ohio.net. Registration is through EventBrite. 

- 2018 is for the birds. Mark the Year of the Bird with a hike to discover bird facts, then listen to campfire stories about our feathered friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Good for spree credit. For information, call 330-865-8065. The event is at Firestone Metro Park/Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road.

Sept. 8

- From 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., paddle in the "Heart of Akron" at Summit Lake. Explore nature by water while discovering the marvelous history of the community which surrounds the lake. Led by a certified instructor and a naturalist. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses and wear clothes that can get wet. Fee includes instruction and loan of kayak, paddle and life jacket. Space is limited. Cost is $15 is person. Registration is required at summitmetroparks.org. For information, call 330-865-8065. Meet at the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail/Summit Lake Trailhead, 380 W. Crosier Street.

- Summit County Children Services’ Women’s Auxiliary Board is holding a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Fairlawn Community Center, 3486 South Smith Road. Rummage donations such as housewares, lawn and garden items, craft supplies or accessories are welcome. No clothing, large furniture, or TVs. Donated rummage items can be dropped off at the Fairlawn Community Center from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 6 or 7. Proceeds from the sale will be used to directly benefit the children in the care of Summit County Children Services. For more information, contact Sandy DeLuca at 330-379-1994 or e-mail at sdeluca@summitkids.org.

- Cleveland Clinic Akron General Women’s Board presents "A Night of Music" featuring Face: 2, The Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel at the Akron Civic Theater, 182 S. Main Street. A VIP reception begins at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit patients and staff in need at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, through their patient assistance fund, employee emergency hardship fund, and patient-centered care initiatives. To purchase general admission concert tickets for $25 each, call 330-253-2488 or visit Ticketmaster. To purchase VIP event tickets for $200 or $500, or for sponsorship information, call 330-344-6888 or visit Cleveland Clinic Giving. Raffle tickets are also on sale for $150 each for a 1 in 300 chance to win $10,000 cash, call 330-344-6888. For full terms and conditions, visitwww.akrongeneral.org/WomensBoard.

- From 7 p.m. to midnight join in the Grown-Up Play Date: A Great Gatsby Affair at the Akron Children’s Museum, 216 S. Main Street. The fun, interactive adult-only fundraiser to support the museum includes appetizers, dinner. Drinks, dessert, casino tables, games, dancing, live auction, wine pull and much more. Purchase tickets at www.akronkids.org/programs.html and click on the Grown-Up Play Date banner.