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Sunday, April 1, 2015

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Minority Health Month Kickoff Event
Ohio Means Jobs Center, 1040 E. Tallmadge Ave. Akron, OH
Free health screenings and demonstrations to promote healthy living across Summit County. The event is free of charge to the public. For questions about this event, please call the Summit County Office of Minority Health at 330.926.5764.
Summit County Office of Minority Health

Ohio Commission on Minority Health

Friday, April 10, 2015 Band of Brothers – Homes for Heroes Host Red Carpet Event
Band of Brothers Restoration, a Cuyahoga Falls based construction company, will be hosting a Red Carpet Event at Tangier’s Restaurant, 732 W. Market St. in Akron. The event will serve as the official unveiling of the company’s non-profit arm, Bros Housing Heroes, which will focus on providing homes for veterans.

Band of Brothers was founded by Geno Conley and Don Meyer based on the belief system that was instilled in them as men who’ve served in our country’s military – take care of your own. The company makes every effort to hire local veterans and to provide quality construction services based on their two core values: integrity and trust.

Tickets and sponsorships are still available for the Red Carpet Event. The event will include:
• 3 Course Meal
• Live Entertainment
• Guest speakers including Eric Peters, Army Veteran; Pat Huffman, #22TooMany and Randall Lyons, Ohio Veteran and Blackhawk crash survivor
• Charity Auction
Bros Housing Heroes

For more information or to register for the event, please visit or call 330.952.0027.

April 11, 18, 24 and 25, 2015 Bowl for Kids' Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters signature fundraising event. Become a sponsor, form a bowling team, donate a raffle prize.
Find more information online.
Big Brothers Big Sisters

For more information contact Paulina at 330-376-6503 or email

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


14th Annual Volunteer Celebration
The Duck Club at Canal Park, 300 S. Main St., Akron
United Way of Summit County Volunteer Center
Thursday, April 16, 2015

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mature Workers’ Job & Career Fair
At the Akron/Fairlawn Hilton
The Mature Workers' Job & Career Fair is being held by Mature Services Employment & Training Solutions for its 25th year in a row. Each year, hundreds of mature job seekers come to this event to meet and network with employers. Participating employers love the face time with possible job candidates at this fair. Some mature workers are even offered jobs on the spot! Last year, over 40 employers participated and over 430 mature job seekers came who were actively seeking employment. Are you an employer looking for a loyal, hardworking, experienced worker 55 or older? Are an older individual looking for work opportunities? If so, this is the job fair for you, and you won't want to miss it.
Mature Services

For more information contact Don Zirkle at
330-762-8666 x174.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

10:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Hair “Cut-a-Thon!”
Christian James Salon, 2041 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls
Minimum donation of $20
Manicures also available
50/50 Raffle, Basket Raffle & Chinese Auction! Face Painting and Arts & Crafts for the kids! Food & Beverages available for purchase.
United Disability Services

ALL-STAR TRAINING CLUB provides an integrated sports program for individuals with or without disabilities where everyone, regardless of ability, is encouraged to participate on the field of athletic competition.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

 Check-in begins at 11:00 a.m.

Akron Walk MS
The University of Akron’s Stile Athletics Field House, 289 S. Union St., Akron. Walk MS will raise funds for local programs, services and medical research. But the event is more than a fundraiser. It is an opportunity to inspire others to join the fight against multiple sclerosis and to show support to those living with the chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.

More than 20,000 Ohioans are affected by multiple sclerosis. Symptoms range from fatigue, numbness and weakness to total paralysis. So this year, decide to make a difference and help improve the quality of life for people living with multiple sclerosis.

Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

For more information about multiple sclerosis or the Walk MS presented by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, please call 1-800-344-4867 or visit

Wednesday. April 22, 2015

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

United Way of Summit County Annual Meeting
John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron
$35 per person or $280 per table of 8

Join us in celebrating another historic record-breaking campaign; recognizing outstanding individuals and companies in Summit County; honoring board member service and electing new board members; and revealing plans for the future.

United Way of Summit County

Please RSVP by Thursday, April 16 online at:
or call Andi at 330.643.5502 or email


Monday, April 22, 2015

 7:15 - 8:45 a.m. (doors open and buffet available at 6:45 a.m.)

22nd Annual Greater Akron Speaks Out for Values Breakfast
John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron

Join Heart to Heart Communications Monday April 27, 2015 for the 22nd Annual Greater Akron Speaks Out for Values Breakfast with speaker Dr. Scott Scarborough, President of The University of Akron.
Dr. Scarborough's topic will be Crushed to Wisdom: Finding Promise in Our Failures, discussing the proper response to failure and how it can lead to personal growth and professional success. Join other leaders and members of the community in the opportunity to hear this new community leader share his experiences and wisdom for the journeys in life.

Heart to Heart Communications

For more information and to register, visit Last year it sold out so be sure to get your ticket today!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

14th Annual Leaders for Literacy Awards Breakfast
Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio 44308
The event theme is 'Transformation' and the agency will discuss the need to transform and meet the demands of the community and workforce.

In addition to local literacy supporters talking about the impact education has on our community, Project Learn will also recognize corporate, philanthropic, individual and community leaders for their continued dedication and help in improving the quality of adult basic and literacy education in Northeast Ohio. Awardees will be announced soon.

The awards ceremony will follow a keynote address by Chris 'Beanie' Wells, former Arizona Cardinals and Ohio State Running Back, Sports Analyst and Entrepreneur. Wells will discuss his transformation from playing on the field to working as a sports analyst, earning his bachelor's degree and owning a successful business with 11 employees.
Project Learn of Summit County

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 21 at

This event is free and parking will also be provided free in the lot surrounding the building.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Run registration begins at 7:30 am and Walk registration begins at 8:00 am.

Walk Rock & Run
The Diversity Center and Partner Sponsor Medical Mutual of Ohio, will welcome over 6,000 walkers and 400 runners for the 13th Annual Walk Rock & Run. The 3 mi walk and 5k run will begin and end at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Registration is FREE for the Walk. There is a $25 registration fee for runners. Donations of $25 or more receive a Walk, Rock & Run T-shirt.
All registered participants gain free entry into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Great Lakes Science Center, and USS COD Submarine Memorial on the day of the event. **Wristbands for entry to the museums will be distributed ONLY UNTIL 10:00am on May 2, 2015. No wristbands will be given out after 10:00am.

Walk, Rock & Run unifies communities across Northeast Ohio while raising awareness of diversity issues. Proceeds from Walk, Rock & Run support The Diversity Center’s in-school programming in nine Northeast Ohio counties. Over 10,000 students in 150 schools learn how to become leaders and positive change agents in their schools and communities by participating each year in our conferences, retreats, and camps.
The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio

For more information, please contact Marci Curtis at or 216-752-3000 or register on-line at

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Registration starts at 9:00am
Walk begins at 10:15am
Stewart's Caring Place 9th Annual Hope Walk!
Join us for the 9th Annual Walk to show support for those in the community who have been touched by cancer. Walk as an individual or gather a team! Proceeds make it possible for us to provide our services at no cost to those in need. Register by following the links listed below!

Route: 2.2 mile walk - handicapped accessible route
Starting at: Fairlawn Community Center, 3486 S. Smith Rd., Fairlawn, OH 44333 (water and bananas at start)
Finishing at: Stewart's Caring Place, 2955 W. Market St., Suite R, Akron, OH 44333 (food trucks selling lunch and exhibitors at finish)
Stewart's Caring Place:
Cancer Wellness Center

Registration and full event information at
Or go directly to the event site at


Saturday, May 9, 2015

7:00 AM-Registration
8:00 AM- Begin "Race to a New Start" 5K
8:10 AM- Begin 1M Fun Run
Race to a New Start - 5K and 1M Fun Run
Pre-register at or register on race day!
5K Run - $30 pre-registered - $35 race day
1M Walk - $20 pre-registered - $25 race day

The first 200 registrants will receive a free T-shirt as well as other assorted items! Awards will be given to the top 3 Men and Women overall, top 3 in age groups: 1-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30- 34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 and above. A Transformation Station is included in the festivities. If you want to participate, remember to wear clothing you are comfortable "transforming"!

Questions? Contact Kelly Plusquellic at (330) 376-0997 or or Joy Trachsel at

Sunday and Monday, May 10-11, 2015


42nd Street
E. J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron, OH 44325
42ND STREET follows a young small-town dreamer as she strives to make it on Broadway, capturing the heart of her hard-driven director and fellow cast members along the way. One of the longest running musicals in Broadway history, 42ND STREET’s memorable score includes “We’re in the Money,” “You’re Getting to be a Habit With Me,” “Lullaby of Broadway” and of course, “42nd Street.”

Theater League

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


Saturday, May 16, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Women Veterans Resource Fair 2015
Summit County Veterans Service Commission, 1060 E. Waterloo Rd.,  Akron, OH 44306
This event seeks to serve female veterans of any age from Summit, Portage, Stark, and Medina Counties and is sponsored by Summit County Coming Together for Women Veterans Committee. Community vendors offering legal, therapy, housing and employment services will be in place. Manicures and hair styling will be available, as well as movies, snacks and games for any children accompanying our veterans. This event is being held in response to the lack of female veterans benefiting from the services regularly provided for male veterans.

Please register online at

Summit County Coming Together for Women Veterans Committee

For more information call Infoline at 330-376-6660 or for any direct questions, you can e-mail Kourtney Douglas at

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Aerospace Camp for Ages 11-15
Skypark Airport, 3701 Greenwich Rd., Wadsworth, Ohio 44203
The Medina County Skyhawks are offering a one-day Aerospace Camp for boys and girls ages 11-15 at Skypark Airport on May 16! Cost will be $15 which includes a t-shirt, lunch, snacks/refreshments and multiple aerospace activities.There are only 30 spots available, so sign up ASAP.

Activities include:
• Build a water rocket • Perform a search and rescue with an actual ELT (Electronic Locator Transmitter) • Learn about drones / fly a drone • Create a phonetic nameplate to take home as a keepsake • Take a ride in our flight simulator • Take a tour inside a Civil Air Patrol airplane • Test your skills on our Barany Chair ...and more!
Medina County Skyhawks

For more information contact Glenn Somodi at 216-533-2520 or email

Find more information here:


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

Saturday, July 18

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
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.

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


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

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