May 5

- An all you can eat breakfast will be held by Boy Scout Troop 118 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Manchester United Methodist Church, 5625 Manchester Road. The cost is $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and children 12 and younger.

- Kids 15 and younger can learn the basics of fishing, then drop a line at Little Turtle Pond during Fishing for Kids from 1 to 3 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. Firestone Metro Park / Little Turtle Pond is located at 2400 Harrington Road.

- A Mother’s Day Drop-In Craft will be held between 2 and 4 p.m. at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm/Seneca Deck, 1828 Smith Road, to make a nature-themed craft for the mother figure in your life. For more information, call 330-865-8065.

- Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s Challenge Golf program will offer classes at the Challenge Golf Course, 1596 Flickinger Road. Classes are from 9 to 10 a.m. May 5, 12 and 19 for individuals who have experienced a stroke, amputation, head trauma, spinal cord injury, orthopedic condition or other illness or injury, and would like to resume playing golf or learn for the first time. The cost is $17 per class. For more information, call PGA Professional and manager of Challenge Golf Ron Tristano at 330-784-5400.

- A golf yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Challenge Golf Course, 1596 Flickinger Road. Large Christmas Wreaths, golf clubs and bags will be for sale. For more information, call 330-819-4812 or 330-784-5400. Proceeds benefit the Challenge Golf Program.

- Join Wayside Furniture, 1367 Canton Road, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as we celebrate the 2017 Cleveland Indians' 22 game win streak and kick off the 2018 season. Free hot dogs and t-shirts (while supplies last) will be given away. Join in on the fun as the Sugardale Mascots-Ketchup, Mustard and Onion will be in attendance to sign autographs, take pictures, play games and race. Guests who pick the winning Hot Dog will receive a $100 gift certificate toward a future purchase. A consolation prize of a $50 gift certificate toward a future purchase will also be awarded.

May 6

- Cleveland Clinic Akron General is holding its free bi-annual maternity health fair, "Before Baby," from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Akron General main lobby, 1 Akron General Ave., Akron. Vendors will offer information about baby products, childcare, choosing a doctor for baby and 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. 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

- Auditions for Lionel Bart’s Oliver will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 6 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 8 for those ages 7 through adult at Theatre 8:15, 4740 Massillon Road. Performance dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays July 20-29. For more information, call 330-896-0339 or visit

May 7

- Lake Center Christian School, 12893 Kaufman Ave., Hartville, will be holding its Junior High Band, Choir, Orchestra Concert and Awards at 7 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact 330-877-2049, ext. 503.

- Weekday walkers will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road. Join a naturalist on a leisurely stroll to discover the bogs' birds and blooms. Binoculars are recommended. For information, call 330-865-8065. 

May 8

- Lake Center Christian School, 12893 Kaufman Ave., Hartville, will be holding its High School Band, Choir, Orchestra Concert and Awards, with a senior art students presentation in the school’s Gymnasium. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 330-877-2049, ext. 503. 

- The Kent Stage will present An Evening with John Popper (of Blues Traveler) at 8 p.m. Popper came to prominence as the front man of the blues/rock outfit Blues Traveler, performing harmonica guitar and vocals. Gold Circle tickets for Popper are $55 and reserved seats are $40. Tickets are on sale at or by phone at 877-987-6487.

- Lake Local Schools is offering an online auction of commercial kitchen equipment, a large Kohler generator, and contents of more than 80 classrooms containing Smart Boards, projectors, desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, teacher desks, shop tables and much more beginning at 1 p.m. May 10 and continuing through May 18. All items will go to the highest bidders, online only. May 16 From 3 to 5 p.m. May 16, there will be a preview of the auction items at 436 King Church Ave. SW. For more info about the auction, call Auctioneer Bevington at 330-417-5471 or Gliatta at 330-771-4012, or visit

- The Akron Bar Association presents the movie Marshall from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Akron Public Library Main Auditorium, 60 S. High Street. For free tickets visit or email nhagy@akronohio,gov.

May 9

From 9 to 11 a.m., new and experienced birdwatchers can join a naturalist for a spring bird walk to be on the lookout for birds that are migrating through, coming for the summer and for permanent residents. Binoculars are recommended. For information, call 330-865-8065. The walk takes place at Firestone Metro Park/Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road.

- Organizational formation around triple bottom-line values of People, Planet and Prosperity that allow companies to be successful while doing good will be the topic of the GAINS (Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability) meeting at the Lock 15 Event Space Cascade Lofts, 21 W. North Street. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the free program begins at 6:15 p.m.

May 10

- Children ages 3 to 6 and their families explore moms in nature from 10:30 to 11:30 Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Goodyear Lodge, 2077 Newton St. It includes a hike and craft. Make arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. Registration is required. For information, call 330-865-8065. 

- Join a naturalist from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to hike and learn about some "gnaw-some" rodents and just how important they are to our ecosystem. The hike takes place at Firestone Metro Park/Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road. For information, call 330-865-8065. 

- A free workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon to teach you attendees to write a business plan and the value of having a business plan and keeping it current. The workshop will be held at 526 S. Main Street, M floor conference room 904. Advance registration is required by calling 330-375-2111 or email

May 11

- PechaKucha Akron, a quarterly speaker series will be held at The Goodyear Theater. Doors open at 7 p.m. and speakers begin at 8 p.m. PechaKucha speakers give quick presentations that include 20 images shown for 20 seconds each for a total of six minutes and forty seconds. Tickets are $5 each, with a limited number of VIP tickets ($20, includes preferred seating) and free tickets (available with the coupon code AKRON), at Complimentary appetizers will be provided, as well as beer and wine for purchase.

May 12

- The Kent Stage presents The Accidentals at 8 p.m. The Accidentals affirm their place among contemporary music’s most original and adventurous new bands. General admission tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of show. Tickets are on sale at or by phone at 877-987-6487. The Kent Stage is located at 175 E. Main St. in Kent, Ohio.

- The American Heart Association presents the 2018 Akron Heart Ball, themed "Peace. Hearts. Happiness." The black-tie event will be held at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. Attendees at the Heart Ball will enjoy a night of dinner, dancing and live entertainment. A highlight of the evening will be the Open Your Heart Special Appeal, during which guests will hear the inspiring stories of those impacted by heart disease, heart defects and stroke, and have an opportunity to contribute to the cause. For sponsorship opportunities, event information or details about how tickets and tables, visit, or contact Colleen Repie at 330-569-5793

- The eighth annual Race to a New Start 5K run and 1M walk is being held at Copley High School to benefit ACCESS Shelter and its mission to support and empower homeless women and children in our community. Runners will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the 1M walk and free kid’s fun run. All race participants will receive race swag (including an event t-shirt) and will have access to family-friendly activities like a photo booth and a prize wheel. For more information or to register, visit For race questions, please contact Stephanie Zelasko at 330- 376-0997 or

- Art by Marla presents an art and exercise event for parents and children age 6 to 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Making Mono Prints and Mindfulness Saturday includes all materials. The cost is $30 for a parent and one child and $10 for each additional child. Call Lisa at 330-361-9199 or Marla at 330-206-3319 soon to reserve a spot. All children must be accompanied by an adult during the event time.

- The Goodyear Hunting and Fishing Club will host a Trout Derby for children and adults with special needs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families and individuals can join the fun at wheelchair-accessible Little Turtle Pond at Firestone Metro Park, 400 Harrington Road. Only special needs children and special needs adults may fish during the event. Adults and guardians must supervise and can assist but may not fish. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment and bait. Some equipment and bait will be provided, and minnows are not permitted. Free hot dogs, chips and beverages will be served. For more information, call 330-865-8065 or contact Steve Isaacs with the Goodyear Hunting and Fishing Club at 330-928-7169. 

- The Run for Recovery Tri-County will be held at 8 a.m. in Lakemore. Participants can walk or run to support Hope United and Restore Addiction recovery in building a sober-living campus that will support those struggling with addiction in a seamless, long-term program to heal. Go to to find out more.

May 14

- Coventry AARP #3820 will meet at 1:15 p.m. at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Club Civic Center, 725 Portage Lakes Drive. Activities will include the annual Kentucky Derby horseracing event and visitors are encouraged to wear a derby hat for a chance to win a $10 gift card and possibly a $10 gift card for being a winner at a table. Free refreshments will be served, and all are welcome. 

May 18

- Join in the Gospel Blue Grass Jam held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Manchester United Methodist Church, 5625 Manchester Road. It is an evening of foot stompin’ music. Bring a covered dish to share for dinner at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 330-882-4818.

- Professionals and the community will come together to celebrate senior adults and educate about their services and opportunities in Summit County. May 18 will consist of a professional conference providing CEU/CLE-level sessions held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. George Fellowship Centre. May 19 is a free senior expo featuring free food, prizes and services for seniors and those who love them from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Firestone Community Learning Center. Registration for May 18 is $90, including breakfast, lunch and CEU/CLE’s and is now open for detailed information on the conference sessions and registration can be found at 

May 20

- A retreat is for engaged couples preparing for the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony will be held at 11 a.m. at Loyola Retreat House, 700 Killinger Road. Prayer, presentations, quiet reflection time, Mass, a pizza lunch, and dinner are a part of the event. The cost is $75 per couple (due with advance registration). Dress is casual. Departure will follow the 7 p.m. closing. For more information, call 330-896-2315 or visit to register.