Things to do around the Suburbanite area
Fair Food Fest Drive Thru
It is round 3 of the Fair Food Fest Drive Thru at Springfield Lake. Never leave your car and enjoy fair food at its finest. The hours for the fest is noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 14-16 and it takes place at 2459 Canfield Road. For more information or questions, visit www.springfieldtownship.us or call 330-734-4121.
Virtual art show
The art-A-palooza committee, local artists and the City of Green is hosting a virtual art show beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 and continuing throughout the day. The virtual art show will showcase artists and allow would-be visitors to interact with and have the opportunity to purchase art from the local artists. Videos of participating artists will be uploaded to the art-A-palooza Facebook page and shared on the city of Green’s and Gallery 143’s Facebook pages. These videos, directly from local artists, will tell viewers about the artist, their work, and include contact information should one wish to purchase some of their work. Art-A-palooza is set to return in-person next August at Boettler Park. Find more information, visit cityofgreen.org/art-a-palooza.
Exercise with a certified BalloFlex instructor virtually through Summit Metro Parks. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. Visit www.summitmetroparks.org for times of more BalloFlex programs.
'The Singing Contractors’
From 7 to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 20, join in to hear the contractors by day/singers by night, Josh Arnett and Aaron Gray. They are known as “The Singing Contractors.” They are Indiana boys who get together on the job site and belt out a tune every once in a while. As actual contractors with the scars on their hands to prove it, they work hard, love God and family and are humbled that so many people love to come and hear them sing. The concert will be held at the Ohio Star Theater, 1387 Old Route 39, Sugarcreek. Visit www.dhgroup.com/theater/the-singing-contractors for information, tickets or cancellation.
Moths vs. Butterflies
From 8 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22, join in virtually for Moths vs. Butterflies will be presented by a Summit Metro Parks Naturalist through Zoom. Learn the differences between these two Lepidopterans. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to tell the difference between the two very quickly. Visit www.summitmetroparks.org for more information.
’The Mane Event’
With so many traditional events being canceled, take in a special program with the Akron Zoo. From 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 29, join in “The Mane Event” and virtually meet the lions and the lion keeper. The event will include live keeper talks, a lion training, and presentations from some conservation partners from around the world. There will be opportunities throughout the event for Q&A. The event will take place on Zoom. To receive a zoom registration link, purchase one registrant ticket per household for $15 at www.akronzoo.org/the-mane-event.