The Buckeye Martinfest will be held at Portage Lakes State Park/State Mill Launch Ramp, 809 State Mill Road from 2 to 4 p.m. Celebrate purple martins, the birds that are aerial acrobats and insect-eaters. All participants are welcome to feed scrambled eggs to the martins and watch the banding of babies with the Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association. For information, call 330-865-8065.
Rock the Run to support Muscular Dystrophy will be held at Tri-County Plaza, 1500 Canton Road, Lakemore. It is a 5K run and a 1-mile walk. The run begins at 9 a.m. and the walk at 9:15 a.m., and participants can register beginning at 8 a.m. same day in front of Forever Fitness or register online at www.raceit.com. Entry includes a T-shirt and awards for top places and benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The Children's Entertainment Series will host Jason Alan Magic at 11 a.m. at Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road. It is a free performance and is held rain or shine under the Freda Hunter Bates Pavilion. Bring a picnic and have a day in the park. Bring a picnic and have a day in the park.
Join in the Metro Parks Biking Spree. It is a two-month, at-your-own-pace event running July 1 through Aug. 31. New this year, Biking Spree participants can ride the same section of trail five times for credit, rather than five different sections. First-time participants who complete the spree will earn a bicycle license plate and a reflective sticker for their plate. Returning riders will earn a 2016 sticker. Rewards are free to Summit County residents and $5 for out-of-county participants. Included in the spree are three sections of the multipurpose Bike and Hike Trail, four sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and one section of the Freedom Trail. Round-trip distances range from 4 to 11.4 miles. Spree forms with the list of trail sections are available online at bikingspree.summitmetroparks.org and in person at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (1828 Smith Rd., Akron) and all Acme Fresh Market stores in Summit County. For more information about the spree, call 330-865-8065.