Aug. 2

- Join in the fun of Springfield Rocks Summer Concert Series beginning at 7 p.m. at the gazebo at Lakefront Park located at 2491 Canfield Road. Bluegrass Mountaineers will perform for the evening. The concert is free. No shirt, no shoes, no entry. No animals except guide dogs and no alcoholic beverages. Children under 18 must be supervised. Call the hotline, 330-794-1739, in the event of bad weather to see if the event is canceled.

Aug. 3

- A free fishing derby will be held for kids 15 and under at 912 Portage Lakes Drive, ODNR District 3 office. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the derby runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is no cost to participate, food and drinks are provided for free and prizes will be given. For more information, contact Bille Choate 330-608-7147.

- Try stand-up paddleboarding from 9 to 11 a.m. at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park/Lot C6, 6194 Christman Road. A certified instructor and a naturalist will guide participants. No experience needed. The minimum age is 13 and those ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses and wear clothes that can get wet. Fee includes instruction and loan of paddleboard, paddle and personal flotation device. Cost is $15 per person and advance registration is required at summitmetroparks.org. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Aug. 4

- The City of Green will host a free concert, “The Jazz Workshop,” at 4 p.m. at Central Park, 1755 Town Park Blvd. Families are encouraged to bring a blanket and lawn chair to enjoy the various menu items from food trucks, including A Movable Feast, Cheezylicious Food Truck, D & M Grille, A Twist of Leona, and Ahimsa Grille. Seating is also available in the amphitheater. Kids activities are provided by Harmony Springs Christian Church and KinderCare Learning Center. Entertainment is held rain or shine. In the event of storms or severe weather, performances may be cancelled.

Aug. 8

- From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions will go on a summer nature walk to learn about butterflies. Come dressed for the weather as most of the program will be outside. Please make arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. Advance registration is required. For more information,330-865-8065.

Aug. 9

- From 3 to 4 p.m., Poison in the Garden will be held at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Main Entrance, 2077 Newton Street. Hike with a naturalist to explore the power of poison in nature and gardens, and itss surprising uses for good. For information, call 330-865-8065.

- Join in the fun of Springfield Rocks Summer Concert Series beginning at 7 p.m. at the gazebo at Lakefront Park, 2491 Canfield Road. Mr. Breeze, a tribute to southern rock, will perform. The concert is free but guests must wear a shirt and shoes. No animals except guide dogs and no alcoholic beverages are permitted. Children under 18 must be supervised. Call the hotline, 330-794-1739 in the event of bad weather to see if the event is canceled.