Lake band show

Enjoy a great night of live music, featuring talented young musicians marching and performing at the 12th annual Lake Band Show at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Blue Streak Stadium. Online reserved tickets costing $7.50. Visit, and click on the “Lake Band Show 2019” button at lower left to purchase tickets, and view an online map for parking and a Band Show Info Sheet. A total of 10 local high school bands, including the 201-member Lake High School Marching Band, will be participating this year. Visiting bands are Alliance, Canton South, Carrollton, Jackson, Minerva, Sandy Valley, Stow Munroe Falls, Tuslaw and United. Continuing a Lake Band Show tradition, the evening’s finale will bring all band members together to perform a patriotic tribute – Lee Greenwood’s God Bless the USA. General admission tickets will also be sold at the gate for $7; senior citizen and student tickets will cost $5 at the gate.   

Greater Akron Heart Walk

The annual Greater Akron Heart Walk will be held at Lock 3 on Sept. 7. The location allows for this year’s walk to be outside with scenic views of the city and in a location that welcomes pets. The festival area will open at 8 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 9:10 a.m. and the Heart Walk kicking off at 9:30 a.m. The Greater Akron Heart Walk aims to raise half a million dollars to fight heart disease and stroke, America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers, respectively.  The Heart Walk is open to the community as all are welcome to participate. For more information or to register for the Greater Akron Heart Walk visit

Animal Enrichment Day

The Akron Zoo is holding Animal Enrichment Day: Training Showcase at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7. Join animal keepers as they demonstrate training techniques with some of the zoo’s animals. Listen to keepers talk about the importance of training for the health and well-being of the animals. Visit the website for a schedule of times for demonstrations with a variety of animals. Free to Akron Zoo members and regular admission rates apply for non-members, discounts and coupons not valid.