Oct. 26

- The 15th Annual Halloween Charity Ball will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Tangier. The event includes a $500 costume contest grand prize, open to all who self-register by 9:30 p.m. at the event. The evening offers a DJ dance party, open bar, V.I.P. experience and food throughout the night. All proceeds benefit two local charities; Not Just October and The Ohio Shakespeare Festival. The event includes a raffle for a $500 VISA gift card, tickets to this year’s Ohio State vs. Michigan Games, and a three-night stay, plus airfare for a trip to Key West, Fla.. Tickets to the Ball, and raffle are available for purchase at halloweencharityball.org. Winners need not be present.

Oct. 27

- The Lakemore Police Department and the Springfield Lakemore Branch Library presents Read with a Cop at 10 a.m. Stop by the fourth Saturday of each month and read a story with an officer from the police department. Snacks will be served.

- The County of Summit will host the Fall Adopt-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Summit County Animal Control Facility, 250 Opportunity Pkwy. Dogs and cats will be made available for adoption for the discounted price of $10 per animal (regularly $94 per dog, $60 per cat). The animals will be fully vetted (blood work, flea treatments, intestinal de-worming, spay/neuter and vaccinations) and ready to be taken home that day. Citizens who adopt a dog will be required to purchase a 2018 Summit County Dog License for $18. For more information, contact the Summit County Division of Animal Control at 330-643-2845. To view photos of adoptable animals, visit www.facebook.com/pages/category/Animal-Shelter/Summit-County-Animal-Control-593036477426733/.

- The Summit County Sheriff’s Department is participating in National Drug Dropoff Day at Fire Station No. 2, 316 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road.

- From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., join a naturalist on a haunting history hike along Highbridge Trail at Gorge Metro Park, 1270 Front St. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Overflow parking available at main entrance. Please bring a flashlight. For information, call 330-865-8065.

- Manchester United Methodist Church, 5625 Manchester Road, is hosting a soup and salad dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. The church is wheelchair accessible. Donations are welcome. For more information, call the church at 330-882-4818.

Oct. 28

- Greentown United Methodist Church is hosting Trunk or Treat from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the church, 3088 State Street NW. The fun awaits as the cars are loaded with treats for the kids. There will be a game and light refreshments at the free event.  For more info call the church at 330-499-3985.   

Oct. 30

- Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, and The University of Akron present a premier screening of the documentary, Lost Voices of the Great War: Summit County in the First World War at 7 p.m. followed by a panel discussion at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 South High St. The screening is open to the public free of charge. For more information, email dspiegler@stanhywet.org or 330-315-3294

Oct. 31

- From 4 to 5 p.m., families with young children can stop by the Nature Play Area across from Pioneer Shelter to learn about the "costumes" animals wear. Family-friendly costumes are encouraged. For information, call 330-865-8065. The program is held at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Pioneer Area, 550 Frazier Ave.

- Ohio was once an ancient forest full of wild and weird sounds, smells and sights. Rediscover a more menacing Ohio under the cover of darkness with a naturalist and learn there's nothing to fear, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park, 5779 Riverview Road, Peninsula. Bring bug repellent. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Nov. 1

- Pegasus Farm’s Annual Gala, "Walk, Trot, and Decanter," will be held Nov. 10 at the Kent State Stark Conference Center. Guests will enjoy an evening featuring the soulful sounds of Saxy Rob, food and wine pairings, raffles, silent and live auctions. Sponsorships and tickets are now available. Registration deadline is Nov. 1. For more information, call 330-935-2300, ext. 110, to purchase tickets or visit www.bidpal.net/pegasusgala2018. 

Nov. 2

- From 4:30 to 6 p.m., celebrate National Ohio Day with history and trivia along the Towpath Trail. Good for spree credit. The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail/Clinton Trailhead is at 2749 North St., Clinton. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Nov. 3

- Intro to Archery for Adults will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Firestone Metro Park/Coventry Oaks Area, 40 Axline Ave. Participants 16 and older can learn international-style target archery and test their marksmanship at the indoor range. Program good for beginning and practiced archers. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. The cost is $10 per person and registration is required on line at summitmetroparks.org or call 330-865-8065.

- From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Akron’s homeless shelter for women (ACCESS) and children is hosting its fundraiser, The Jewelry Box, a community-wide jewelry sale that will take place at the Fairlawn DoubleTree. More than 20,000 pieces of jewelry have been donated. All proceeds benefit ACCESS. Join the Happy Hour from 6 to 8 p.m. and shop fashion jewelry for only $1 per piece. The night will feature local fashion and beauty bloggers giving styling advice and tips, DJ, specialty drink and desserts. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at access-shelter.org/events/annual/the-jewelry-box-happy-hour.

- Children ages 9 to 15 can learn international-style target archery and test their marksmanship at the indoor range from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Firestone Metro Park/Coventry Oaks Area, 40 Axline Ave. Program good for beginning and practiced archers. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 50 inches or taller. The cost is $10/person and advanced registration is required at summitmetroparks.org or call 330-865-8065.

Nov. 8 

Haven of Rest Ministries is holding an Open House from 2 p.m. to 7p.m. Tours will begin in the main building, 175 E. Market Street, Akron. Guests will be invited to have an in-depth guided tour of the three-building campus, ask questions, and hear testimonies from people whose lives have been dramatically changed through this ministry. Refreshments will be served. No reservations are needed. 

Nov. 10

- Springfield Professional Fire Fighters Local 3040 is hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Springfield Fire Department, 2454 E. Waterloo Road. The cost is two non-perishable food items per breakfast.

Nov. 10

- The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and Main Street have teamed up again and will be holding No Muffin Left Behind from 9 to 11 a.m. at the food bank, 350 Opportunity Parkway. No Muffin Left Behind shoppers can stock up their freezer and the Foodbank gets all the leftovers and a portion of the proceeds. Cookie Dough, muffin batter, granola, brownies and more.

Nov. 12

- Coventry AARP #3820 will meet at 1:15 p.m. at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Club Civic Center, 725 Portage Lakes Drive. The topic is "Personal Safety for Seniors" and the speaker will be Deputy Paul Wright a lead instructor for the Summit County Prosecutor’s woman’s self-defense programs. Free refreshments will be served, and all are welcome.