Brew at the Zoo

Brew at the Zoo will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The event theme is Halloween Bash and will feature 15 breweries and wineries. Guests are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume and will have the opportunity to participate in a costume contest for prizes. During the event, guests will sample fall brews and wines. Tickets are $27 for Akron Zoo members and $33 for non-members. Designated driver tickets are also available. The zoo is also offering special limited VIP tickets for $50. VIP ticket holders will receive early admission into the event at 6 p.m., reserved seating, appetizers, additional beer tastings, a VIP souvenir lanyard and more. To purchase tickets, visit All guests must be 21 and older, including designated drivers. 

KJ's 5K for Mental Health

Portage Path Behavioral Health is hosting KJ’s 5K for Mental Health and Animal Rescue at 8 a.m. Oct. 6. During his life, Kyle "KJ" Hamblin, loved running, and animals. KJ’s family and friends created KJ’s 5k in partnership with Portage Path Behavioral Health to honor the memory of KJ and all those we have lost to suicide. The event raises funds and awareness for suicide prevention, mental health treatment, and for animal rescue groups. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. and the 5k starts at 9 a.m. The event is at Portage Lakes State Park, 5031 Manchester Road. It is a family and pet family event. Entry fees are $30 for adults, $15 ages 6 to 16 with kids 5 and under free. For more information, to register or volunteer, visit 

Fall Family Outing 

Summit Metro Parks invites you to bring your family and friends to the 25th annual Fall Family Outing from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 at Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 2077 Newton Street. The Fall Family Outing is free and offers fun for all ages, including hayrides, bonfires, stargazing, live music, storytelling, kids’ activities, mascot appearances, seasonal refreshments and more. A wheelchair-accessible hay wagon is available. Please call 330-865-8065 or visit for more information.

Jack-O-Lantern Jog

The Jack-O-Lantern Jog begins with registration (cash or check) packet pickup at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11. A free one-mile fun walk begins at 5:15 (no registration needed) and the 5K run/walk begins at 6 p.m. Activities are held at Lock 3 Park, 200 S. Main St., Akron. Register online at For more information, contact Nick Ferguson at or 330-835-6940.