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Monday, June 1, 2015
Lake Anna YMCA, 500 W. Hopocan Ave. Barberton OH 44203

Thursday, June 11, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Akron Urban League,
440 Vernon Odom Blvd Akron OH 44307

FREE Diabetes Prevention Events
If you are not diabetic and want to learn about Diabetes Prevention and the support available to help you live a happier, healthier life, join us June 1 or June 11! Event includes a 15 minute "Talk with the Doc", light refreshments, risk assessments and a diabetes prevention Q&A!!

Diabetes is a serious, debilitating condition. It increases your likelihood for severe health complications such as heart disease, kidney failure, and stroke.

Prediabetes is a wake-up call that you're heading toward Type 2 Diabetes. Without intervention, you could develop those severe health complications in less than ten years. Some of the long-term damage might have already started.
Akron Area YMCA

For more information contact Lisa Ennis, Program Coordinator, at 234.200.7622 or

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, based on research by National Institutes of Health, has been shown to reduce the number of new cases of Type 2 Diabetes by 58%!

Friday, June 5, 2015

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The 2015 Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St. Akron
Established in 1999 by the YWCA of Summit County, Women’s Network, Inc. became the host organization in 2005. This prestigious community event is held each year to increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of women and the doors they open for future generations. The Women’s Network honors women who have gone beyond personal or career accomplishments to give back to their community. Join us in celebrating these outstanding leaders who have worked toward the empowerment of women and the promotion of diversity.
Women's Network, Inc.

For more information contact

Reservations can be made here

Friday, June 12, 2015

Registration and check-in will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. shotgun start.

Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County 20th annual golf outing , at Chippewa Golf Club in Doylestown. Cost is $100 per player, or $400 per foursome, which includes golf, cart, beverages, breakfast, lunch at the turn and a steak dinner. There will be team prizes, a 50/50, skins contest and drawings for great raffle items. All foursomes have an Express Check-in option that will save time on June 12. For an additional $100 per foursome, each member of the foursome will prepay for six 50/50 tickets, three raffle tickets, skins game entry and two mulligans. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Corporate sponsorships are also available.

All proceeds benefit programs for persons with developmental disabilities. Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County operates a number of of programs, including Summit Adult Day Services, Behavioral Health Counseling, Camp Christopher, Parenting classes, Teen Mentoring, Help Me Grow and Emergency Assistance (including Hot Meals, Food Pantry and Rent/Utility Assistance).

Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County

To register for the golf outing or to find out about individual and corporate sponsorships, please call 330-762-2961, or visit Eventbrite

Friday, June 19, 2015

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Day of Action

A Day of Work and fun to aid local nonprofit agencies in Summit County

United Way of Summit County

Find more information here or contact the United Way of Summit County Volunteer Center at 330.643.5512 or email

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

5-6:30 p.m.

The Jewish Community Board of Akron is hosting a community kick off for its crowdfunding Jewish Akron campaign on June 24.  Agencies with Jewish affiliation within Summit County (including the Lippman School and Shaw Jewish Community Center) will be presenting their projects at the kick off. Attendees will have the opportunity to support projects on-line. An ipad will be raffled off to someone in attendance. There will be food and fun. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required.

Jewish Community Board of Akron

To RSVP, contact

Saturday, July 18, 2015

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all locations! Rain or shine.
Stuff the Truck Community Diaper Drive
Help the Portage-Summit Diaper Bank collect 50,000 diapers for local babies in need! All sizes, preemie through pull-ups needed!
Aurora: Walgreens, 95 W Garfield Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls: Walgreens, 2645 State Rd.
Fairlawn: West Market Plaza, 1711 W Market St.
Kent: Walgreens, 320 S. Water St.
Macedonia: Walgreens, 663 E. Aurora Rd.
Portage-Summit Diaper Bank
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Knight Breakfast
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
Join us to kick off the 2015 campaign at the annual Knight Breakfast.
The Knight Breakfast was established in 1954 by former Akron Beacon Journal publisher John S. Knight as a way for local corporate leaders to gather and preview the upcoming United Way campaign.
United Way of Summit County
Sunday, August 2, 2015

Noon to 5 p.m.

Slide the City is coming to downtown Akron on Sunday, August 2, 2015! One thousand feet of slick vinyl will brighten downtown Akron's city streets — that's more than the length of three football fields! Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event. There will be live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip and slide ever to hit the asphalt (don't worry, it will be padded). Make sure to bring your water buckets, floaties and other water toys to squirt, spray, splash and do your best to get all attending soaked.  More
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Slide the City

Use the promo code "SLIDEUNITED" to save 10% on the registration fee AND for 15% of the registration fee to be donated to United Way.

Registration is open now at

Friday, August 21, 2015

Noon to 7 p.m.

Corporate Derby Challenge
Derby Downs, Akron
Build a ‘vintage Soap Box Derby’ car with your company team and partake in our version of The Greatest Amateur Racing Event in the WorldTM. Cheer on your team – food, fun runs, and live music!  More information
United Way of Summit County and
FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby

 More information

Friday, September 11, 2015

7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Pinnacle Awards of Summit County
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
Started in 2012, the Pinnacle Awards of Summit County were created to honor those individuals and organizations that are serving the greater good. Hosted by Inside Business and United Way of Summit County, the Pinnacle Awards were built upon the idea of corporate social responsibility.
Find more information
Inside Business Magazine and
United Way of Summit County

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 Thursday, September 17, 2015

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

8th Annual Grapes & Gourmet Guys
St. George Family Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Akron
Services at The GriefCare Place are provided entirely through fundraising efforts, with the Grapes & Gourmet Guys event the largest for the organization. Local celebrities create their own specialty dishes for attendees to sample, while bidding on a wide variety of silent auction items, during this unique and enjoyable experience. A wine pull raffle and live auction, along with chef prizes for top favorite dishes, complete the evening.

The charitable, non-profit organization founded in 1997, provides hope and healing services to people of all ages who are grieving from the death of a loved one. The center serves individuals of all ages, offers a home-like atmosphere and is a non-denominational faith based organization where those of strong faith or those of none can come comfortably.

The GriefCare Place

Sponsor opportunities, auction donations, and registration for the event are available by visiting the website or by calling 330-686-1750.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Doors open 6:30 AM

Program begins promptly at 7:00 AM and will last until 8:30 AM.

The Love Akron Network Fourth Annual Awards Breakfast
The Love Akron Network, a broad coalition of professional clergy and Christian leaders in both the public and private sectors, will be hosting their fourth annual awards event at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. 

This event, which was attended by over 650 people last year, is meant to recognize the extraordinary leadership, deep faith, and community contributions of the late and beloved Honorable Judge Brenda Burnham Unruh.  An award in her honor will be given to an individual who exemplifies outstanding Christian values and service to the community. The event will also acknowledge the collaborative leadership of Reverend Dr. Ronald J. Fowler and Pastor Knute Larson, co-founders of The Love Akron Network, through the presentation of the Fowler- Larson Allies Award.  This award will be presented to two individuals who have jointly demonstrated an intentional effort to build bridges between individuals or institutions of diverse color, culture or congregational tradition.

Love Akron Network

The Love Akron Network is currently seeking nominations for both awards. Detailed criteria and nomination forms are available at the event’s website: Nominations will be accepted until 5:00pm on Saturday May 31, 2015.

October 4, 2015

Registration at 9am | Opening Ceremony at 10am

2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's
The University of Akron Stile Athletics Field House
289 South Union Street, Akron, OH 44325

Route Length: 2 miles

Register online

Alzheimer's Association
Greater East Ohio Area Chapter

For more information contact Lori McCleese, Community Development Coordinator, Greater East Ohio Area Chapter at 330.650.0552 or

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 3-4, 2015

The Producers
E. J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron, OH 44325
Based on the Academy Award-winning 1968 film of the same name, THE PRODUCERS is the story of down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, a mousy accountant. Together, they hatch the ultimate scam: Raise more money than you need for a sure-fire Broadway fiasco…and pocket the difference. THE PRODUCERS has become a Broadway phenomenon, turning the tradition of a Broadway musical on its head and earning more Tony Awards than any other show in the history of the Great White Way. With tunes and a book by superstar comedian Mel Brooks and co-bookwriter Thomas Meehan (Hairspray), this big-time Broadway musical is truly one of the funniest shows around.
Theater League

For more information:
1-800-776-7469 or


Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

5:00 pm

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

8:00 am - 4:30 pm


The Autism Summit
Kick-off - Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, 5:00 pm
Dr. Temple Grandin, EJ Thomas Hall

The Summit - Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. NEOMED Conference Center, 4209 State Route 44, Rootstown, OH 44272

Audience: Adults with autism, caregivers, educators, providers, medical personnel, employers.

Topics: Family wellness, early diagnosis, behavior, classroom strategies, employment, transition, social competencies, and more.

The Autism Society of Greater Akron

For more information, call 330.940.1441

For more events, visit the Akron Community Foundation Calendar of Events,

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