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Saturday, October 11, 2014

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Akron Dog Park's Annual "Howl-O-Ween" Fall Festival & Fundraiser. 499 Memorial Parkway Akron OH 44310
This yearly event features a Halloween Costume Contest for both dogs and humans alike. There will be delicious food truck meals, fun games, fantastic raffle prizes and exciting K-9 entertainment.

More than 20 Northeast Ohio area pet related vendors and rescue groups will be on hand with educational displays, rescued dogs for adoption and product specials for sale.

Admission to Howl-o-Ween is FREE!
Costume Contest entry is a $10 donation*.

Over $200 in cash and prizes will be awarded for Best Child Costume, Best Dog Costume and Best Family/Group costumes.
Proceeds benefit Better Akron Recreation for Canines (B.A.R.C), a registered 501c3 public charity that operates and maintains Akron Dog Park

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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