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Open Mic Night

Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m.
Nine Muses Art Gallery 584 West Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton Akron/Summit County

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Nine Muses Art Gallery and Kave Coffee Bar welcome all ages and acts to our Open Mic Night! This is a free event, open to all ages. Each performer gets 15 minutes to show off their original talent. Every Thursday from 6:30-9pm 3302218363

$5 Friday Happy Hour at Colonial Wine

Fridays, 4-7 p.m.


Friday Happy Hour is a weekly series that consistently delivers far more than the modest $5 entry. This cozy east side wine shop features a clean, modern atmosphere amid wood-plank walls and natural greenery. Enjoy freshly baked loaves and generous wedges of hand cut, artisanal cheese with a rotating selection of wines offering choices for novices and connoisseurs alike. Other accompaniments like charcuterie and pickled fruits and vegetables create a fun way to explore the relationship between wine and food. Each week the wines reflect just a fraction of the shops vast inventory which the gregarious owner has hand curated. 440-729-7303

Fiber C.A.F.E. at PAA

Fourth Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.
Peninsula Art Gallery 1600 W. Mill St., Peninsula Akron/Summit County

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If you would like to share your current project or technique, or are looking for some advice with what you are working on, please join us! Please bring any show and tell you're working on. We'd love to see it and to share ours! Fiber C.A.F.E., meets every forth (or fifth) Saturday. 330-657-2248

Spinning Classes with Cris Welch at PAA

Fourth Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.
Peninsula Art Gallery 1600 W. Mill St., Peninsula Akron/Summit County

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Learn this ancient and relaxing craft. You can learn to make yarn suitable for knitting, crochet, weaving, embroidering - whatever your hobby or passion. Cris Welch will teach you to spin on a spindle or a wheel - your choice. This class is 2 hours, and can be scheduled at your convenience. The fee is $35, or $31 for PAA members. Contact Cris at 330-848-1979, or crispins314 at yahoo.com register here 330-657-2248

Beginning Weaving with Carol Adams at PAA

Saturdays, 2 p.m.
Peninsula Art Gallery 1600 W. Mill St., Peninsula Akron/Summit County

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Come and learn how to calculate your warp, dress the loom, and weave a sampler, using many different types of 4-harness weaves. From there, the sky is the limit! $30 per week, or $28 for PAA members, plus a materials fee of $15.00. Select any 6 weeks to complete your sampler. Sign up for all 6 weeks now for $175.00 or $160.00 for members plus the $15.00. For more information, or to register, contact Carol at 330-657-2681 www.caroladams.net or email or registration form 330-657-2248

Board Game Night

Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m.
Nine Muses Art Gallery 584 West Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton Akron/Summit County

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Join Nine Muses Art Gallery & Kave Coffee Bar for our Board Game Night every Tuesday from 4-7pm. Play one of our many games or bring your own! All ages are welcome! 3302218363

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert

Sat., June 29
Blossom 1145 W. Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls Akron/Summit County


At 7:30 tonight and tomorrow night at Blossom, the Cleveland Orchestra will perform John Williams' score to the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The concert kicks off the Blossom Music Festival, and, as usual, the Cleveland Orchestra's “Under 18s Free” program will once again be in effect to encourage families to attend Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Festival concerts together. Consult the orchestra website for more info. (Niesel) 216-231-1111

Enameling with Carol Adams at PAA

First Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m.
Peninsula Art Gallery 1600 W. Mill St., Peninsula Akron/Summit County

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An ancient art is fun, immediate and can be made into many things. Enameling is the melting of colored glass crystals onto metal. Carol has been enameling since 1968 and as a contemporary artist and teacher, can lead you into the enameling world to explore your ideas. www.caroladams.net During the 3 weeks, we will make several small dishes and bowls. Tuesday nite from 7-9:30 for 3 weeks, other times can be arranged. 3 classes $145, (includes materials fee $35, class fee $110) or $130, for PAA members (materials $35, class $95). registration form 330-657-2248

Teen Dance Club Night

First Friday of every month, 8 p.m.

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Teen Dance Club Night at The Fast Lane Come feel the music Dance the night away at THE best dance club! $6 to get in 18 and under Doors at 8pm-12am 330-753-6910

Downtown Akron Artwalk

First Saturday of every month, 5-10 p.m.
Downtown Akron Main Street, Akron Akron/Summit County


On the first Saturday of each month, the Artwalk features nearly two dozen destinations for art, shopping, dining and entertainment with offerings that fit every budget. Hand-blown glass, pottery, ceramic, paintings, textiles, jewelry and eclectic house wares all dot the footprint of this spectacular monthly event. Each month is a unique experience and a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists that make Downtown a culturally and artistically vibrant community. 330-374-7676

Peninsula Flea at Heritage Farms

First Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and First Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Sept. 7
Heritage Farms Peninsula 6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula Akron/Summit County

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Join us for the Peninsula Flea at Heritage Farms, an upscale market, featuring handmade, repurposed and vintage, high quality items from dedicated artists, crafts people and collectors. First Saturday, June to September, with an additional date to coincide with nearby Boston Mills ArtFest. Market dates will be June 1st, June 29th, July 6th, August 3rd, and September 7th, 2019 from 10 to 4. Sorry, except for Ohio licensed service dogs, no dogs are allowed. Rain or shine, no entry fee to attend and lots of free parking on site! Something different every month - Come often and stay for lunch! 330-657-2330

BluesNite at PAA

Every fourth Saturday, 7 p.m.
Peninsula Art Gallery 1600 W. Mill St., Peninsula Akron/Summit County

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An informal open jam for all levels of musicians interested in playing and learning the blues. Bring your equipment (electric and/or acoustic instruments: guitars, harps, bass, etc) and join in, or sit back, bring your own food and drink, or something to share it you like, browse the gallery exhibits and enjoy the music. In collaboration with local musicians Stewart Lenox, Bob Zuccerelli and their friends. Join our yahoo group for updates! Click to join 4SatBlues Walk-ins welcome, no charge. 330-657-2248

Akron Music Scene Festival

Every third Saturday, 8-11:45 p.m. & 12-1 a.m.
The Rialto Theatre 1000 Kenmore Blvd., Akron Akron/Summit County

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Akron Music Scene Festival: A festival of bands, artists, comedians, vendors, and more! Stop out every 3rd Saturday at the historic Rialto Theatre for great live music! Entry: $3 21+ with valid I.D. --Doors 7:30PM-- --Bands 8-1AM-- 234-525-1956

Digital Camera Basics with Kurt Shaffer at PAA

Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.
Peninsula Art Gallery 1600 W. Mill St., Peninsula Akron/Summit County

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Learn the basics of taking great pictures with that digital camera you have just lying around (but not sure how to use effectively). This class will help you better understand the full capabilities of your camera and how to take great photos. We will move along at a pace that suits the class. Bring your camera, its manual, note taking supplies and your imagination! One-day $55 or $45 for PAA Members. email register here Contact the instructor to sign up or select other dates 216-310-3359. 330-657-2248

FolkNite at PAA

Second Sunday of every month, 7 p.m.
Peninsula Art Gallery 1600 W. Mill St., Peninsula Akron/Summit County

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FolkNite - Meets the second Sunday of every month, February 17, 2013, 7:00 - 10:00 PM (third week this month) for a casual acoustic open jam with Greg Canda. We’ll have the computer and projector hooked up so we can all be playing the same music (and singing the same lyrics). If you have something to share, bring it on a USB drive. Join the list here email Or, “just stop in” and share, bring your own food and drinks and enjoy the jam. 330-657-2248

World Congress on Cardiology and Critical Care

Thu., July 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium 317 Outram Road Singapore 169075, singapore Akron/Summit County

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We are glad to invite you all to the World Congress on Cardiology and Critical Care which will be held in Singapore on July 25 26, 2019. URL: https://larixconferences.com/cardiology/ Email: cardiology@larixconferences.com World Cardiology Congress 2019 is the premier event that brings together a unique and International mix of experts, researchers and medical practitioners both from academia and industry across the globe to exchange their knowledge, experience and research innovations in Cardiology and vascular biology. We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful city of Singapore. 653-159-2112

Sweet Corn Challenge

Sat., July 27, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Richfield Woods Park 4100 Broadview Rd., Richfield Akron/Summit County


Come out to the 2019 Sweet Corn Challenge on July 27! There will be 5k and 10k timed runs, a 3k park trail run/walk, a kids’ fun run and a 62-mile invitational bike ride. Awards for men and women in 8 age groups for the 5k and 10k will be given. A catered brunch for all will include pierogis, sausage and fruit with chocolate milk or iced tea. There will also be music by LV Sound, regular drawings for prizes, a photo booth and sweet corn to take home! 330-659-3300

India Food Fair 2019

Sat., July 27, 1-8 p.m.


St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church located in Macedonia, Ohio is pleased to officially announce the details of the 2nd “India Food Fair” 2019 (“Festival”), scheduled to take place on July 27th at 1252 East Aurora Road, Macedonia, Ohio. This festival celebrates Indian cuisine and culture by highlighting a broad variety of Indian food, local dance forms, music, art, crafts, and games at the event. This fair was also conceptualized to provide a platform to fund raise for our charitable endeavors, for multi-ethnic groups to interact and for the local population to experience Indian culture up close. 440-628-1796

Leave No Trace Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

Sat., Aug. 31, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Camp Manatoc 1065 Truxell Rd., Peninsula Akron/Summit County

Buy Tickets$65-110


The Spirit of Marnoc (Love of the Outdoors) is said to dwell in the woods of the high plateau at Camp Manatoc. This unique, mostly single-track loop course is open for public use only during WRR events! Now is your chance to challenge yourself on the Boy Scout camp’s technical trails. As beautiful as it is difficult, this race leads you through a white pine grove, tons of quick turns, and plenty of hills. Just when you’ve had enough, you’ll love the final hill for your sprint to the finish line! 216-965-7198

Frosty 5 and the Mistletoe Mile

Tue., Dec. 24, 8-10 a.m.
Downtown Hudson 204 N. Main St., Hudson Akron/Summit County

Buy Tickets$10-$35


Escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season by donning the ugly sweater your Aunt Marge knitted for you and running the 7th annual Frosty 5 Mile or Mistletoe Mile Fun Run presented by Summa Health Wellness Center. This Hudson tradition is your opportunity to have some holiday fun and do some good (Frosty 5 benefits Destination Hudson!) The race is walker- and stroller-friendly, the sweater contest is hilarious, and the Mistletoe Mile is perfect for the kids! Afterward, enjoy post-race refreshments provided by First & Main. Come on out and don’t be surprised if you see Santa 330-653-2252

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