- GentleBrook is bringing Christian author and psychiatrist Dr. Timothy Jennings to Hartville for two September programs that are open to the public. At 6 p.m., Jennings will present a dinner program at the GentleBrook Event Center focusing on his book “The Aging Brain,” Dr. Jennings will explain how the lifestyle choices we make today give us the best chance of staying mentally sharp as we grow older. Complimentary tickets for this dinner event are available by calling 330-877-7700 during daytime business hours.
- “Anne of Green Gables” will be performed at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 at the Western Reserve Playhouse, 3326 Everett Road, Bath. The play is from the novel by L.M. Montgomery and adapted by Joseph Robinette. Tickets are $17 for Adults and $15 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at WesternReservePlayhouse.org or at the door.
- Summit County Master Gardeners is holding a program Garden Strategies 2020 at 9 a.m. at the Springfield Community Center, 2491 Canfield Road. The program is free and no registration is required. Visit www.summitmastergardeners.org for more information.
- The Springfield Lakemore Branch Library is hosting an Animal Tracks Investigation program. All ages can learn how to identify animal tracks and create a set of tracks of their own. It will be held in the meeting room all day. The library hours are noon to 6 p.m. The library is in the Lakemore Plaza on Canton Road.
- Dr. Timothy Jennings will make two presentations at Hartville Church of the Brethren, 353 Crestmont Avenue SW, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Saturday’s first presentation is titled The God-Shaped Brain. Brain research has found that the thoughts and beliefs of people affect their physical, mental and spiritual health. Jennings shares how people can flourish when they understand God as their good and loving heavenly Father and reject distorted images of God. The second presentation is titled Growing With God, and explains how human brains can adapt, change and rewire with redeemed thinking that frees individuals from unnecessary pain and suffering.
- Greentown United Methodist Church, 3088 State St. NW, is holding a Swiss Steak Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 13 and children 5 and under are free. Dinner includes Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, homemade picked beets or applesauce, carrots and celery, bread, beverage and dessert. Carryout is available. Call 330-499-3262 for carryout or information.
- From 8 to 10 p.m., join in for Metro Park’s outdoor movie night with the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The movie takes place at Firestone Metro Park / Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road. Meet at the Tuscarawas Shelter. For more information call 330-865-8065 or visit summitmetroparks.org.
- Sibshops will be held for grades 3 to 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and for youth in grades 7 and up from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The programs are held at Greensburg United Methodist Church, 2161 Greensburg Road. It is a recreational and fun program in a safe environment for typically developing brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Our monthly, free events take place at Greensburg United Methodist Church. A meal is provided. More information, including registration can be found at http://www.facebook.com/greensibshops/ or call 330-244-7650. Pre-registration requested.
- ReWorks will be hosting a document shredding and recycling at the BCF Sports Complex located at 841 Wooster Road West from 9 a.m. until noon. The event is free to Summit County residents and businesses. There is a limit of 10 file boxes or 10 paper shopping bags per vehicle. For a list of all dates and locations for shredding visit www.summitreworks.com/shredding.
- From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., learn all about Ohio's native fruit, the pawpaw. The open house will include short presentations, pawpaw plant parts and pawpaw tasting, while supplies last. The program is being held at the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail/Summit Lake Nature Center, 390 W. Crosier Street. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- From 9 to 11 a.m., learn about and catch glimpses of our migratory avian neighbors as they journey south. Meet at the kiosk at Firestone Metro Park/Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road, for the migrant’s bird walk. Binoculars are recommended. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Weather classes are being held by Akron Sail and Power Squadron Boating at Copley High School, 3807 Ridgewood Road. The classes run from 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday evening for 11 weeks. Students learn how weather systems form, behave and move. Attendees will learn where to get weather reports and forecasts on the internet, how to use daily weather maps, photos and drawings to understand weather in the US. The course fee for non-ASPS members is $130, $65 of which can be applied to membership. You can register on-line at http://akronpowersquadron.com/wp/events/weather-2019/. For more information, contact Chip Ingram, 330-673-4021, or email@example.com.
Sail classes are being held by Akron Sail and Power Squadron Boating at Cuyahoga Falls High School, 2300 4th Street. The classes run from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday evening for 12 weeks. The Sailcourse begins with the basics, providing a thorough study of hulls, rigs, equipment, and sail-plans. It also covers the physics of sailing, with practical tips to improve boat handling. The course fee for non-ASPS members is $120, $65 of which can be applied to membership.Register on-line at http://akronpowersquadron.com/wp/events/sail-class-2019/. For more information, contact Chip Ingram, 330-673-4021, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Lakemore Police Department is sponsoring a Senior Safety Speech held at 6:30 p.m. at the Springfield High School Auditorium, 1880 Canton Road. Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh will present senior self-defense information and crime safety awareness. Direct questions to Officer Perry Linaburg at 330-329-7563.
- From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. learn how to make T-shirt yarn, then create a simple craft to take home. Bring your own colorful T-shirt (with no side seams) to transform and crafting scissors if you have them. Space is limited, so arrive early. For information, call 330-865-8065. The program is taking place at Firestone Metro Park/Coventry Oaks Area 40 Axline Ave. The program is for all ages.
- Join in a free walking tour to rediscover Main Street and hear the vision for downtown Akron. The tour begins at noon and lasts 45 minutes. The route will include Main Street businesses, public spaces, downtown institutions, updates on development projects and the chance to meet local business owners. Meet at Lock 3 park, 200 S. Main St.
- “Anne of Green Gables” will be performed at 8 p.m. Sept. 0 and Sept. 21 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Western Reserve Playhouse, 3326 Everett Road, Bath. The play.is from the novel by L.M. Montgomery and adapted by Joseph Robinette. Tickets are $17 for Adults and $15 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at WesternReservePlayhouse.org or at the door.
- From 3 to 4 p.m., join a naturalist as they scout Summit Lake for birds of prey. Learn more about how raptors hunt and thrive. The Hawk Hike takes place at the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail/Summit Lake Trailhead 390 W. Crosier St. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Calling all kids!Do you know what lives under logs? Discover insects, reptiles and amphibians under logs while hiking with a naturalist along Willow Trail. Good for spree credit. The program takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Firestone Metro Park/Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- The University of Akron School of Law celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. It will bring together national experts from diverse disciplines to discuss how the effects of women’s suffrage changed the trajectory of America’s present and future. The event is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brennan Moot Court Room. The event is free to the public. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Speakers from schools around the country, including the University of Florida, Denver Law, Rutgers, Maryland Law, Washington University, Yale and Minnesota Law, have been invited to weigh in on the conversation. Lunch will also be included.The event is free to the public. Seven hours of CLE credit is also available for a $100 fee. For more information and to register, go to https://www.uakron.edu/law/ccl/registration/index.dot.
- Guitarist Jason Vieaux, the first classical musician to be featured on NPR’s “Tiny Desk” series, is joining violinist Adam Barnett-Hart to open Tuesday Musical’s 2019-20 MainStage season on at 7:30 p.m., at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall in Akron. Audience members can get to know Vieaux and Barnett-Hart during the Concert Conversation at 6:30 p.m. in EJ’s Flying Balcony Club. Accessible by elevator, the Flying Balcony Club features lounge seating and libations. Tickets are $25, $40, $45 and free for all students of any age. They are available in advance at tuesdaymusical.org or 330-761-3460, and at the door that evening.
- Marine Communication classes are being held by Akron Sail and Power Squadron Boating at Cuyahoga Falls High School, 2300 4th Street. The classes run from 7 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday evening for 10 weeks. Students learn the proper use of marine VHF radio and other communications tools, including Digital Selective Calling (DSC), providing essential safety and communications on the water. The course fee for non-ASPS members is $130, $65 of which can be applied to membership. You can register on-line at http://akronpowersquadron.com/wp/events/marine-communication-systems-2019. For more information, contact Chip Ingram, 330-673-4021, or email@example.com.
- “Anne of Green Gables” will be performed at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 at the Western Reserve Playhouse, 3326 Everett Road, Bath. The play.is from the novel by L.M. Montgomery and adapted by Joseph Robinette. Tickets are $17 for Adults and $15 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at WesternReservePlayhouse.org or at the door.