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Saturday, August, 2, 2014

Walk-1pm-2pm. Festival- 3pm-11pm.

"Stop Bullying Festival & Walk " 
2085 Front St Cuyahoga Falls OH, 44221
Volunteers are needed for participation as an artist, group, band. Volunteers are needed to assist the organization in picking up trash during, and, after festival.
Diversity Athletic Promotions

More information

Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3, 2014


Join the Bike MS Pedal to the Point Ride
Don’t just ride, Bike MS. Join more than 2,800 cyclists on August 2-3, 2014 as they challenge themselves during the Bike MS Pedal to the Point Ride presented by The Andersons Inc. Charitable Foundation. The two-day inspirational ride is held every year to support people living with multiple sclerosis by providing programs, services and MS research to find the cure for the chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.

The Bike MS Pedal to the Point Ride begins at Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Rd. in Brunswick, on Saturday, August 2.  There are route options of 30, 75, 100 and 150 miles so riders of any age (12 and over), experience and ability level can register to ride.  The route is fully supported with rest stops every 8 – 12 miles. Registration is $75 and riders are responsible for meeting a $300 fundraising minimum. First-time riders are encouraged to sign up and receive free registration with the coupon code NEWRIDER2014.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Buckeye Chapter

For more information about riding or volunteering at Bike MS, please visit  or call 216-503-4183. 


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

7:30 to 9 a.m.

Knight Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Luis Proenza, Immediate past president, The University of Akron
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

For more information contact Beth Boggins at 330.643.5519 or email Beth

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

7:45 to 10 a.m.

Campaign Coordinator Training
GOJO Industries

Join us for:
  • Preview of our new campaign materials

  • ‘Stack the Deck’ presentation
    Stack the Deck is a scenario-based card game that shows how opportunity and economic class influences the various causes of poverty.

  • Roundtable discussions and networking with other campaign coordinators

  • Fun, food and prizes!

United Way of Summit County

For more information contact Sherry at 330.643.5518 or email Sherry

Register online

Friday, August 8, 2014

7-10 p.m.


Summer Safari
Akron Zoo
Experience the wildest night in Akron at Summer Safari! The evening is filled with things to discover. You'll sample the area's best food, explore exhibits and encounter animals from around the world. What's more, you'll be helping to raise funds for the care and conservation of animals during this unique event.

For tickets (330) 375-2550 ext 7249

PAWSibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron

Find more information
on the Akron Zoo website

Friday, August 15, 2014

1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Corporate Derby Challenge
Derby Downs
The FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby and United Way of Summit County are uniting for the 5th Annual Corporate Derby Challenge. Build a ‘vintage Soap Box Derby’ car with your company team of up to seven co-workers and partake in our version of The Greatest Amateur Racing Event in the WorldTM.

So put your work on hold for one afternoon, make a team, and start planning! The building starts at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 15, followed by dinner for the teams provided by the Soap Box Derby and United Way, and then the racing begins!

Registration now open

United Way of Summit County

FirstEnergy All-American
Soap Box Derby

Registration now open

For more information contact Beth Boggins at 330.643.5519 or email Beth

Saturday, August 16, 2014


5th Annual Cornhole Tournament
Proceeds benefit the Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs
Canal Park Stadium – Home of the Akron Rubberducks
300 S Main Street, Akron OH 44308

The tournament will consist of both a skilled and recreational division to appeal to players at all skill levels. Contest, Food, Prizes, Rain or Shine!
Akron Rotary Camp

Register Here:

For more information contact Scott Kolligian or Mella Castner

Friday, August 22, 2014

6 p.m.

Our Last Night on Bourbon Street
Akron Urban League President’s Hall, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron
Join us at this fun-filled event complete with live entertainment
featuring Rumpelstiltskin. The evening will include dinner an auction and dancing. David James, Superintendent of Akron Public Schools will be presented the President's Community Award and Henry Johnson, former owner of Henry's Acme will be recognized for his contribution to the Akron community.
Tickets for this event are $85 and corporate tables of 8 are $800.
Akron Urban League

For tickets, call Gail Warren at 234-542-4136 or email at  

Find more information or RSVP online.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Registration 3:30 p.m.

Race 5:00 p.m.

Pub Crawl 6 p.m.



Torchbearers 8th Annual 5k AkRun & Crawl
Race registration is open for the Torchbearers 8th Annual 5k AkRun & Pub Crawl which will take place on Saturday, August 23, in downtown Akron. The event includes a 5k run along the Towpath Trail followed by a pub crawl in downtown Akron. Participants may register in advance for the 5k run, pub crawl or both. 

Registration is available by visiting  Registration for the 5k run and pub crawl is $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the event.  Registration for the pub crawl without the run is $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the event.

On-site registration begins at 3:30 p.m. on race day behind the AES Building, located at 388 South Main Street in downtown Akron. The race will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the pub crawl will begin at 6:00 p.m. at ZAR Nightclub and Martini Bar, located at the corner of Main Street and Exchange Street in downtown Akron. Race results will also be announced at ZAR. Additional pub crawl stops include Paolo's and the Game Grill+Bar at Canal Park. Free t-shirts are available for the first 300 5k AkRun & Crawl participants.

Torchbearers Akron

Register now at

About Torchbearers 
Torchbearers is a young professional organization focused on building a better Greater Akron community through leadership development and service. The organization was founded in 2003 to strengthen the connection between Akron area nonprofits and young people and to further efforts to attract and retain young people to Greater Akron.To learn more about Torchbearers, please visit

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.     

Employee of Distinction Luncheon
Guy’s Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron
Goodwill Industries invites area employers to nominate their outstanding employees for its 13th Annual Employee of Distinction Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. At no cost, employers can nominate employees they would like to publicly recognize for their efforts. The keynote speaker at this year’s event is Jodi Kest, head coach of The University of Akron women's basketball program. 
Cost: $30

Goodwill Industries of Akron

Find more information here:

Monday, September 8, 2014

Registration 10:00 AM

Shotgun 11:00 AM

BCM Golf Outing 4 Man Scramble benefiting Rotary Camp
Fundraiser for Corner Cabin Addition
Rosemont Country Club, 3777 Rosemont Boulevard, Fairlawn, Ohio 44333
Cost: $125 per player / $450 per team

Enjoy a complete program of special events, 18 holes of golf (including cart), lunch, door prizes, and an exciting awards banquet...
All for just $125 per player or $450 per Team
• Putting challenge on the practice green
• Two longest drive contests
• Closest to the pin challenge
• Skins game for each team included in fee
• Hole-in-One Shootout – Prizes TBD
Sponsorship Opportunities are also available
Akron Rotary Camp

Please email Scott Forman with sponsorship commitments or Team information.

Any and All Donations are welcome.

Send emails to:

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

1 p.m. to 8 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

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:
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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