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Thursday, September 11, 2014

5:30 p.m.

The Melting Pot – A Taste of Many Nations
St. George Family Center at 3204 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, OH 44333
The Melting Pot ~ A Taste of Many Nations is a food tasting and silent auction event. Ethnic food will be provided by ten local restaurants including The Mustard Seed, The Saffron Patch, Aladdin’s Eatery and more. Our culinary chair is Phillip Nabors, owner of The Mustard Seed Market & Café. A silent auction will take place during the food tasting with a large variety of items up for bid. Items up for bid include a set of tires from Good Year, tickets to King’s Island, The Weathervane Playhouse, and The Pro Football of Fame, facials and skin consults from Laurice Skin Care & Cosmetics, as well as a plethora of other items. Not only will this event be a great time, but it will help us to get the funds to continue offering the many programs Mature Services provides to older adults throughout the state.

Admission is $60.
Mature Services, Inc.

For more information please call 330-253-4597 x199 or e-mail

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Friday, September 12, 2014

7:30 to 9 a.m.

Pinnacle Awards of Summit County
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
Find more information here
United Way of Summit County
Inside Business Magazine

For more information contact Beth Boggins at 330.643.5519 or email Beth

Saturday, September 13, 2014

12 p.m. to
9 p.m.

Global Village Festival of Greater Akron
Lock 3 Park, Downtown Akron
The Global Village Festival of Greater Akron is a celebration of international and ethnic diversity in our community. This event will highlight the dynamics of the cultural diversity in our modern urban environment, and is designed to enable distinctive cultural expressions – including performances, exhibitions, international cuisine, and much more. Free admission.
Global Village Festival of Greater Akron

For more information visit their website or email

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Tee-off time 1:30 PM

2nd Annual Drew Howell Memorial Golf Outing
benefiting Rotary Camp

Chippewa Golf Course
Cost: $65 per player

*Lunch at turn ~hotdogs, chips, drinks~
*Chicken Dinner to follow once last golfer is in
*Silent Auction, 50/50 & Mulligans will be available
Akron Rotary Camp

Please contact us with any questions!
Andy (330)472-0623
Katie (330)760-3323


September 13, 2014
 1-9 PM
September 14
1-7 PM
Cleveland One World Festival (COWF)
An arts and entertainment event staged in the nationally acclaimed Cleveland Cultural Gardens, in partnership with The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation. The festival is an extension of One World Day, an existing observance produced annually for the past 66 years. Incorporating the Parade of Flags and Naturalization Ceremony into a two-day event, COWF transforms the Gardens into venues for performing arts, music, and exhibition. Visitors have unique opportunities to sample a cultural smorgasbord of authentic Cleveland heritage.
Cleveland One World Festival

Contact Info: 216-264-6998

Admission: Free

September 20, 2014

3 pm - 6 pm

Hope Homes 5th Annual Family Pig Roast
Hope Center Picnic Pavilion 2300 Call Road, Stow, OH 44224
Join us for Food, Music, Prizes and Fun
Benefiting adults with developmental disabilities

Cost: Adults $15.00, children 12 and under $8.00, children 3 and under free

Hope Homes, Inc.

For more information contact Barb Tisch at 330-686-5342 ext. 117,, or visit

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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

Community Health Center Break the Cycle of Addiction: Celebrating Recovery Luncheon
Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway Street, Akron
This 3rd annual event marks CHC's 40th anniversary, and will feature Marti MacGibbon, author comedienne & recovery advocate to share a message of recovery, hope & the power of gratitude. CEUs are available.

Community Health Center


Contact Jackie Hemsworth, Community Health Center Foundation, 330-315-3770 

Register Here


Saturday, September 27, 2014

7:00 am

Catholic Charities - Akron Marathon Charity Partner
Catholic Charities Community Services/Summit County is a 2014 Blue Line Charity Partner for the Akron Marathon.  Runners and volunteers are encouraged to sign up for the marathon on behalf of Catholic Charities.  Catholic Charities is asking for support in recruiting runners, volunteers, and donors.  Consider getting involved to help make a difference.  You can run the full or 1/2 marathon, run a leg of the relay on a team with 4 other runners or sign up to volunteer.

Run on Behalf of Catholic Charities: There is no obligation other than saying you wish to run under our organization's name. Relay teams count as well...get your team together today!  Already signed up for the marathon?  No problem.  You can still run on behalf of Catholic Charities. 

Volunteer on Behalf of Catholic Charities: Volunteer to assist at the Marathon on behalf of Catholic Charities. Many volunteer opportunities available.

Why Help? All proceeds from this event will go to help fund camperships to Camp Christopher.  Each year, Camp Christopher welcomes thousands of campers through its front gates, each with his or her own story, hopes, and dreams.  But did you know that a week at Camp Christopher would not be possible for many children without the help of the Camp Christopher Campership Fund?  The recent economy continues to drive up the number of applications for camperships.  The need for campership funds has never been greater.

Catholic Charities of Summit County

To register to run or volunteer, please call or e-mail Kelly Kaufman @ (330) 762-2961, x232 or

September 30, 2014

6:30 a.m. -
8:30 a.m.

3rd Annual Love Akron Awards Breakfast
John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street, Akron, OH 44308
The Love Akron Network, a broad coalition of professional clergy and Christian leaders in both the public and private sectors, will be hosting their third 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.  The Unruh Servant Award was named in her honor and this year will be given to Judge Carla Moore, in recognition of her outstanding Christian character and outreach to the Akron community.  Judge Moore, the first African-American female judge in Summit County, sits on the Ninth District Court of Appeals. 

Dottie Achmoody, CEO of Open M, and Perry Clark, President and Founder of Truly Reaching You Ministries, will be recognized as this year’s recipients of the Fowler-Larson Allies Award.  This award recognizes the leadership and intentional, bridge-building relationship of Reverends Fowler and Larson.  Mrs. Achmoody and Mr. Clark have established both a friendship and partnership that spans gender and racial differences while they and their organizations work to better the lives of the residents of South Akron. 

The Love Akron Network 

For more information and to RSVP visit



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Managing Eating During Cancer Treatments
Location: Summa Wellness Institute 5626 Hudson Dr. Hudson, OH 44236
Come enjoy food demonstrations and discussion about symptoms patients experience during cancer treatments. Recipes demonstrated will provide practical, easy ways to prepare foods with...
  • Taste Changes / Issues with Texture
  • Issues With Smells
  • Poor Appetite
  • Weight Loss

Presenter: Lee Ann DiBiase MS,RD/LD
Lee Ann is the outpatient oncology dietitian at the Jean & Milton Cooper Cancer Center at Summa Akron City Hospital. She provides nutrition counseling and medical nutrition support to patients receiving outpatient oncology therapy at Summa.

Stewarts Caring Place

Cost: FREE
RSVP before July 11, 2014 at  (Lectures & Workshops section) or 330-836-1772

Thursday, October 16, 2014

5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – VIP Reception

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Main Event


Night of Illumination: Where Literacy Takes Center Stage – Featuring Rita Dove
Akron Civic Theater, 182 S. Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44308

Project Learn of Summit County, the area’s only provider of comprehensive adult literacy programs, will host its annual fundraising event, Night of Illumination on Thursday, October 16 at the Akron Civic Theater.

During Night of Illumination, a cultured evening of poetry and fundraising, Project Learn will celebrate its advances in adult literacy and education with acclaimed poet and Akron native, Rita Dove. Ms. Dove will be sharing her life experiences, book excerpts and discussing the importance of education.

In addition to Ms. Dove’s address, two Project Learn students will be pre-selected to present their work, which resulted from a six-week agency-wide writing-intensive project.

Tickets to the event start at $20 for general admission and are currently on sale at For more information about the event, including details regarding the VIP reception, visit

Project Learn of Summit County

For additional information, please contact Alexia Harris, Communications Manager at 330-434-9461 or

October 18, 2014 Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
40th Anniversary Gala

The event will recognize the University's substantial impact in Northeast and beyond: Over 3,300 physicians, pharmacists, public health professionals and scientists have graduated and are engaged in life-changing practice and research; Nourishing dynamic teaching and training partnerships with the region's universities, hospitals, community organizations and businesses; and developing exciting new programs that encourage students to pursue careers in health sciences, address needs of under served urban and rural communities, and promote interdisciplinary training and practice.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for this event, which will include dinner, dancing, and recognition of key NEOMED supporters through the years. All funds raised will support the Education for Service scholarship fund, providing tuition relief for NEOMED students in exchange for service in Northeast Ohio urban and rural communities.
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

For additional information, please contact, call Cristine Boyd, NEOMED Director of Public Relations and Marketing at 330-325-6673, or visit on-line at:
Friday, October 24, 2014

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

Power of the Purse Luncheon
Quaker Station
Keynote Speaker: Sandra Pianalto,
Retired President and CEO Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Barbara Mathews Woman Philanthropist of the Year Award 2014, recipient, Wendy Bolas, Senior Vice President and Regional Business Banking Manager at FirstMerit Bank N.A., Central Ohio Region

Find more information here

United Way of Summit County
Women's Leadership Council

For more information contact Shirley Smith at 330.643.5532 or email

Thursday, November 6, 2014

11:30 a.m.

Women of Power 'The Magnificent Seven' Luncheon

We are seeking nominations of women from the community.


Akron Urban League

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

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