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 www.lakelocal.org, 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 Heart.org/AkronWalk.

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.