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Monday, April 27, 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!

Every Monday and Friday in April

Monday workshops: April 27, from 8:30  to 11:30 am

Friday workshops: April 24, from 12:30 to 3:00 pm  

Basic Computer Workshops for older adults
Many jobs require computer skills and older job seekers didn’t learn how to use programs like Microsoft Word, Excel or Outlook in high school like their millennial counterparts. 

Lacking computer skills and 55 years or older? Don’t despair; Mature Services can help!  These workshops will be held at Mature Services headquarters, located at 415 S. Portage Path in Akron.

Mature Services

Call Clarence at 330-762-8666 x177
to reserve your spot.   

The next class begins Monday, April 27, 2015

6:30 pm

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
University Park YMCA, 477 East Market Street, Akron OH 44304. 
If you discover that you are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. The program will help you reduce your chances of developing diabetes. The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is conducted in a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over a 12-month period. The program includes sixteen weekly one-hour sessions followed by monthly maintenance to support and help you maintain your progress.
Financial assistance is available at the YMCA through a grant from the United Way of Summit County.  
Akron Area YMCA

Space is limited. Find out how you can participate or if you are at risk by taking the online quiz at If you qualify, we’ll direct you to the enrollment process. 

For more information contact Lisa Ennis, Program Coordinator:  234 200 7622. 

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.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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

Mending Hearts & Minds Luncheon
Honoring Philip Maynard with the Friend of Children award.
Todaro’s Party Center (1820 Akron Peninsula Rd.)

Child Guidance and Family Solutions

Reservations can be made online or by calling the Development office: 330.762.0591

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


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The evening begins with a silent auction and cocktail reception starting at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7:30 p.m.

National MS Society 8th Annual Akron Dinner of Champions
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn at 3180 West Market St. in Akron.  The event will honor Richard Fedorovich, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Bober Markey Fedorovich. He will receive the Norman Cohn Hope Award, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s most prestigious award, for his outstanding commitment to philanthropy and exceptional level of volunteer leadership. 

Proceeds from the 2015 Dinner of Champions will be used to provide programs and services and to fund research to help find the cause and a cure for the chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. To date, more than $7 million has been raised through the Dinner of Champions to help 15,000 people with multiple sclerosis and their families in the Ohio Buckeye Chapter’s 64-county service area.

National MS Society
Ohio Buckeye Chapter

Individual reservations are $150 per person and table reservations start at $2500. For more information, please contact Natalie Phillips at 419-482-1593 or visit

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

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

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
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
VOLUNTEER for Slide the City

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

1 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

Find more information

 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.

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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