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Sunday, March 1 – Tuesday, March 30, 2015 30 Day Challenge
Interfaith Caregivers Program of Summit County, a Faith in Action interfaith network of caregiving volunteers, invites the community to take the “30 Day Challenge” in honor of their 30th Anniversary.

Interfaith Caregivers Program provides non-medical assistance with daily activities to people of all faiths who have long-term health needs or disabilities. Volunteers shop for groceries, provide transportation to appointments, cook meals, run errands, and most importantly, provide companionship to the growing number of aging members of our community. Citizens can maintain their independence as long as possible, living in the comfort of their own homes.

Each day from March 1st through March 30th, Interfaith Caregivers Program is asking that every day for thirty days thirty different people donate $30.00 to their program. If thirty different people each give $30.00 every one of the thirty days of the challenge, the program will meet their goal to raise $27,000!

Interfaith Caregivers Program
of Summit County

To take the challenge, mail your tax-deductible check to: Interfaith Caregivers Program, 50 N. Prospect Street, Akron, OH 44304. Weekly updates will be posted on-line at: Daily updates and campaign progress will be posted on Facebook at: Interfaith Caregivers Program.

Additional information is available by calling 330-922-1900. The organization is appreciative of the continuing support of the Greater Akron community and looks forward to celebrating their challenge success on 03-30-2015!

Friday, March 6, 2015

5:30pm VIP Reception,
6:30pm Dinner

19th Annual Acts of Courage Hero Awards and H. Peter Burg Community Leadership Award
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn

Each year the American Red Cross of Summit, Portage and Medina Counties recognizes the heroism of area residents at the Acts of Courage Hero Awards. These residents act courageously in a time of emergency to save the life of someone else. The event is also a platform to present the H. Peter Burg Award to community members who have been selfless in service to the community.  This year’s recipient is William Ginter, who demonstrates a lifelong commitment to humanitarian causes, charitable organizations and the vitality and welfare of the local community.

American Red Cross

For more information, visit or call Shelley Sprang 330.535.2224.

Sunday and Monday, March 8-9, 2015

7:30 p.m.

E. J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron, OH 44325
FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, in addition to 16 brand new songs written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Roth. FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay), and Robert Cary with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).
Theater League

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


Friday, March 13, 2015

3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

B-2-B Networking Event
Mature Services, 415 S. Portage Path, Akron
Come meet the Mature Services staff, mingle with friends and make some new business contacts at the B-2-B Networking event. This event is FREE and is a great opportunity to meet with other professionals, promote your company, learn about Mature Services' programs and services, all while having fun. Food and beverages will be served and you can enter the chance to win great door prizes.
Mature Services

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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

2:30 p.m. to around 4:30 p.m.

Free Mini-Job Fair
First Congregational Church
292 East Market Street, Akron 44308

Mature Services

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


Saturday, March 21, 2015

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Princess Night Project
Family of Faith United Methodist Church, 800 East Market St. in Akron
Girls from area high schools (16 years old and older) can get the prom dress of their dreams FREE from Altrusa International of Akron's annual Princess Night Project. No recommendation or qualification is needed. Any girl who attends gets to choose from over 1000 gowns hanging by size on the many racks. Altrusa asks only for the name of the girl’s school and how she heard about Princess Night Project. Seamstresses are available to make minor alterations.

Altrusa also offers a large selection of dressy shoes and other accessories such as purses, wraps and jewelry. Complimentary makeup samples will also be given to the girls for use on prom night.

Altrusa is accepting donations of new or gently used prom gowns, shoes, jewelry, purses and wraps. Donations can be dropped off at locations in Cuyahoga Falls, Ellet and Fairlawn. Please call the numbers at right for details. Gowns and accessories may also be brought to the church on Friday, March 20th during the hours of 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All donations are tax-deductible.

Altrusa International of Akron

For more information, call Linda Rittenour 330-733-1353 or Alice Luse 330-869-5161

Saturday, March 28, 2015

5:30-9:00 pm.


Aspire! Boys & Girls Clubs Signature Event
Todaro's Party Center, 1820 Akron-Peninsula Rd., Akron, OH 44313

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve invites you to participate in Aspire!, our Signature Event.  Join Honorary Chairpersons, Mark & Shelly Allio, and help us celebrate 30+ years of providing premiere youth development programs to at-risk kids in the Greater Akron area! 

Enjoy a fun evening for an important cause with festivities including dinner, live & silent auctions, our famous Dessert Dash, a wine pull, and Mission Possible- the opportunity to invest in our high impact after-school programs for over 1,200 at-risk youth.  Sponsors and Patrons will also have the opportunity to attend an exclusive, pre-event reception starting at 4:30 pm the same evening. 

The Boys & Girls Club of the Western Reserve

For more information contact Angela Sot at (330) 773- 3375 x20 or email

For more information on this event, please visit:

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Doors open at 5 p.m.
Dinner at 5:45 p.m.
Post Time 7 p.m.

Night at the Races
Presentation of Our Lord Banquet Facility, 3365 Ridgewood Rd., Fairlawn

Horse races, dinner, refreshments, prizes, BYOB.

Greenleaf Family Center

Find more information on the
Greenleaf Family Center website

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

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.


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
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
United Way of Summit County

Registration information coming soon.

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

Crushed to Wisdom: Finding Promise in Our Failures
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!

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


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


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.

Reservations can be made here

Nominations for awards can be submitted here until March 6th

Women's Network, Inc.

For more information contact

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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