March 13


• Girls from area high schools can choose the prom dress of their dreams free from Altrusa International of Akron’s annual Princess Night Project from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Family of Faith United Methodist Church, 800 E. Market St. No recommendation or qualification is needed. Any girl who attends can choose from over 1,000 gowns hanging by size on the many racks. Altrusa asks only for the name of the girl’s school and how she heard about Princess Night Project.


• Summit County Master Gardener Volunteers will host a program from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Springfield Community Center, 2491 Canfield Road. Master Gardener Lee Paulson will share tips on seed starting to get an early start to the gardening season. The program is free. For more information go to www.summitmastergardeners.org


March 14


• All crafters in the area are invited to an eight-hour Scrapbooking Crop and Card-Making from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Grace United Church of Christ (UCC), 13275 Cleveland Ave. NW, Uniontown. Advanced registration is required, and space is limited, so reserve your table now. A $25 per person registration fee includes the use of one 8-foot table per person for 8 hours,snacks throughout the day, a salad bar lunch, hourly door prize drawings, use of Circuit and Sizzix die-cutting and Cuttlebug embossing machines, 100+ punches and various stencils. Helpers will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. when the doors open to unload your vehicle and move your supplies to your reserved table. To register, contact Sandie Sourwine at 330-472-6369. This fundraiser typically sells out quickly.


March 15


• From 2 to 3:30 p.m. take a hike along the Tuscarawas River and through surrounding wetlands to learn about these critically important habitats and the critters that call them home. Please dress appropriately for the weather. The program takes place at Firestone Metro Park/Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road. For information, call 330-865-8065.


March 16


• From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., a Kinderealm program of Amphibians nature Walk will be held for children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions. Attendees will take a nature walk to look for amphibians along the trail, then come inside to make a craft. Be prepared to be outside for most of the program. Please make arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. Registration is required. For information, call 330-865-8065. The program is being held at Firestone Metro Park/Coventry Oaks Area, 40 Axline Ave.


March 18


• From 10 a.m. to noon, join a naturalist to hike approximately 5.5 miles on the Towpath and Summit Lake Loop trails. For information, call 330-865-8065. The hike takes place at the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail/Wilbeth Road Trailhead, 392 W. Wilbeth Road.


March 19


• Disney Institute is bringing its professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Employee Engagement, to Hartville. The program, sponsored by the Lake Township Chamber of Commerce, is a one-day event held at Hartville Kitchen and will help area professionals explore how to adapt training strategies that ensure employees are confident in their roles by creating a holistic plan that drives employee engagement. This day of Disney Institute training uses business insights and time-tested examples from Disney parks and resorts worldwide to inspire individuals and organizations to enhance their own customer experience using Disney principles as their guide. Registration is $350 per person and includes all course materials as well as breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, go to www.lakechamber.com or call 330-417-4977.


March 21


• Join a naturalist for a refreshing hike along Redwing Trail to look and listen for signs of spring. The hike is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Firestone Metro Park/Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road. For information, call 330-865-8065.


March 22




• From 12:30 to 2 p.m., families with children age 9 and older will play different games to build archery skills together in a fun and exciting way. Participants must have already taken one of the Metro Park’s Intro to Archery programs. All equipment and hands-on instruction is provided. Participants must be 50 inches or taller. Registration is required. For information, call 330-865-8065. Firestone Metro Park/Coventry Oaks Area is at 40 Axline Avenue.


• Spring Stinks will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Pioneer Area, 
550 Frazier Ave. One uses smell to repel, the other to attract. Join a naturalist to discover the wonderful, smelly world of skunks and skunk cabbage. For information, call 330-865-806


• From 2:30 to 4 p.m., Archery Games for Adults will be held at Firestone Metro Park/Coventry Oaks Area, 40 Axline Ave. Ages 16 and older will play games to build archery skills in a fun and exciting way. Participants must have already taken one of the intro to archery programs. All equipment and hands-on instruction is provided. Registration is required. For information, call 330-865-8065.


March 23


• From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a Metro Parks nature day camp, Outdoor Skills will be held at Sand Run Metro Park/Mingo Lodge, 1501 Sand Run Pkwy. Kids ages 7 to 10 can enjoy this early spring adventure with fun, hands-on experiences. They will explore the park, make a craft and learn basic outdoor skills. Please pack a lunch and dress to be outside for long periods of time. Cost: $10/person. Registration is required at summitmetroparks.org. For information, call 330-865-8065.