Art Blooms Flower Show

The Akron Garden Club is holding its Art Blooms Flower Show at the Akron Art Museum, 1 South High St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15-17. The show will have entries in floral design, horticulture, photography, botanical arts and conservation. Standard museum admission fees apply for viewing the flower show. General nonmember admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, children 17 and under and Blue Star Families are free.

Kayak the Cuyahoga

From 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m., June 16, join in Gorge Kayaking at Gorge Metro Park/Main Entrance, 1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. Paddle the Cuyahoga River at the Gorge to see towering rock ledges and breathtaking scenery from your kayak. 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-toed shoes and be able to swim. It is suggested to bring water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and wearing clothes that can get wet. Fee includes loan of kayak, paddle, life jacket and instruction. Space is limited. Cost: $15/person. Advanced registration is required at For information, call 330-865- 8065.

Autism 5K Run and Walk

The Autism 5K Run and Walk will take to the streets of Akron on June 16. The family 5K and walk will be held at Firestone Stadium. In addition to the timed 5K, which can either be walked or ran, the event will feature a one-mile fun walk for teams who raise money to support the community initiatives. Other events include a live DJ, petting zoo, inflatable kid’s zone, vendor fair, and a kid’s fun run around the bases of Firestone Stadium’s infield. Registration for the timed 5K run or walk costs $35 and increases to $40 on the day of the event. The registration fee includes an official event T-shirt. A discounted rate of $20 is offered to students and individuals with a disability. Participation in the one-mile fun walk is focused on each walk team’s fundraising goals and does not have a registration fee. Learn more and register at