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"Behind the Scenes of the Noodle Shop mysteries" - Vivien Chien Author Talk

Tue., Sept. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Join local author Vivien Chien for a discussion on creating a setting within a setting, making an Asian community work in suburban Cleveland, the lack of recipes in a food-themed cozy, and what inspired her to write the series. Her books will be available to buy after the program. 330-467-8595

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

Hump Jam Hosted by The Knights of Doom

Wednesdays, 9 p.m.
Jilly's Music Room 111 N Main Street, Akron Akron/Summit County


All styles welcome. Bring your axe and join in! 330-576-5960

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

Steam in the Valley

Fri., Sept. 27, 7:30-11 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad 7900 Old Rockside Rd., Independence Akron/Summit County

Buy Tickets$25-$75

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Experience a one of a kind living history event aboard the Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765 this September at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Aboard the two-and-a-half-hour ride, passengers will enjoy live 40’s style music, an onboard quartet, and an opportunity to deboard for an exclusive photo run-by at Indigo Lake. The train gives a vintage-themed atmosphere perfect for a special day out. Historical reenactors will be roaming about the station and train to give off the excitement of the 1940’s. We encourage guests to dress for the occasion in their best 1940’s or 50’s 8004684070

$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

Friday Night Live

Fridays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
ThistleDown Racino 21501 Emery Rd., North Randall Akron/Summit County


Friday Night Live is our weekly music event held every Friday at Slush Bar in JACK Thistledown Racino. There is no cover charge and is open to everyone 21 and over. For more information: https://www.jackentertainment.com/thistledown/entertainment/ 216.662.8600

Cab Fest '19

Sat., Sept. 28, 6-9 p.m.

Buy Tickets$25


Our yearly All-Cabernet THROWDOWN! In addition to 14 UNIQUE CABERNETS, we'll be serving: 4 Starter Whites 2 Sweet Wines WITH HEAVY APPS on the sidestage. $25/person Wines will range from value-priced to luxury-level bottles! 440-729-7303

"It Was Fifty Years Ago Today: A Tribute To The Beatles' White Album"

Sat., Sept. 28, 8-11 p.m.
Akron Civic Theatre 182 South Main St., Akron Akron/Summit County

Buy from Ticketmaster$38-$128

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"It Was Fifty Years Ago Today: A Tribute To The Beatles' White Album" concert featuring Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, Jason Scheff (Chicago) and Joey Molland (Badfinger) performing their greatest hits along with songs from The Beatles White Album. 330-253-2488

Pumpkin Pandemonium at Heritage Farms Peninsula

Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed., Oct. 2, 2-6 p.m., Thu., Oct. 3, 2-6 p.m., Fri., Oct. 4, 2-6 p.m., Sat., Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed., Oct. 9, 2-6 p.m., Thu., Oct. 10, 2-6 p.m., Fri., Oct. 11, 2-6 p.m., Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed., Oct. 16, 2-6 p.m., Thu., Oct. 17, 2-6 p.m., Fri., Oct. 18, 2-6 p.m., Sat., Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed., Oct. 23, 2-6 p.m., Thu., Oct. 24, 2-6 p.m., Fri., Oct. 25, 2-6 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Heritage Farms 6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula Akron/Summit County

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Bring the family for a challenging scavenger hunt, get lost in the Harvest Maze and take a hayride around the farm. We have amazing pumpkins of all sizes, many kinds of gourds and lots of corn stalks and straw bales as well! Don’t be surprised by a visit from a Fairy or two and live music from your favorite musicians during the weekends of Pumpkin Pandemonium. Lots of free parking and free entrance into our pumpkin yard and concession stand. Sorry, no pets. $9 for activities, $4 for hayrides, bundles available, open Wed - Sunday 3306572330

Improv Comedy Show - PNR Improv

Sat., Sept. 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m.


Point of No Return Improv provides an interactive comedy experience; part theatre, part comedy, and all improv! Audience members provide inspiration in the form of suggestions from which original scenes are created. Some brave audience members may even find themselves in the show! Falls Free Press explains, “A PNR show is like coming to a play with no idea of a plot, and leaving having seen twenty shows in the span of two hours.” Cuyahoga Falls Patch calls Point of No Return “simultaneously hilarious and nerve-wracking.” Point of No Return has been featured at the Big-Little Comedy Fest, First Night 330-849-6372

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

The Mighty Soul Night

Fourth Saturday of every month, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Uncorked Wine Bar 22 North High Street, Akron Akron/Summit County

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The Mighty Soul Night at Uncorked Wine Bar and Galleries/ High St, Hop House with vinyl archaeologist El- Prezidente (WJCU), Forrest Getem Gump(ill Style Rockers), and Ben Crazy (The Matinee) spinning soul, jazz, Latin, disco, and afro-beat LPs and 45s. 330-374-1850

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

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

Steam in the Valley

Sun., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Buy Tickets$25-$75

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Experience a one of a kind living history event aboard the Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765 this September at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Aboard the two-and-a-half-hour ride, passengers will enjoy live 40’s style music, an onboard quartet, and an opportunity to deboard for an exclusive photo run-by at Indigo Lake. The train gives a vintage-themed atmosphere perfect for a special day out. Historical reenactors will be roaming about the station and train to give off the excitement of the 1940’s. We encourage guests to dress for the occasion in their best 1940’s or 50’s 8004684070

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

How to Make Your Book a Page Turner with T.L. Champion

Thu., Oct. 3, 7-8:30 p.m.

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The Library will kick off its 2019 Writing to Publish Series with author and writing coach T.L. Champion. Champion will present tips and techniques for writers of all genres to transition their stories into page turners. This methodology, called the Story Climax Formula, is a proven method that allows writers to increase drama and intrigue in their story and characters, creating conflict and tension until the story’s climax. By keeping the drama and intrigue high, your readers will be glued to your story until the final pages. 330-653-6658 x1010

100 Hour Yoga Teacher training course in rishikesh india

First Thursday, Friday of every month. Continues through Dec. 31
100 hour yoga TTC in rishikesh India Near Anand Dham Paidal Marg Damini Hotel, Tapovan Laxman Jhula,, Rishikesh Akron/Summit County

Buy Tickets599$


The 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course , certified by Yoga Alliance, USA at Hariom Yogashala comes up with lots of experience, tons of knowledge and a bucket full of true yogi life. 100 Hours Yoga TTC is a short term course for those who don't have enough time to complete 200 Hours Yoga TTC. By this course, you will be able to complete 200 Hours course in 2 semesters but keep in mind that after completing first 100 Hours Yoga TTC, you have to complete the other 100 Hours Yoga TTC within a time period of 1 year. 8126006791

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

Speedbump Fest

Sat., Oct. 5
Musica 51 East Market St., Akron Akron/Summit County


The fourth annual Speedbump Fest will be held at 7 tonight at Musica in Akron. Speedbump Fest is a memorial show for Garrett Janos, a victim of suicide. The annual raffle benefiting mental health and addiction services in Northeast Ohio will include prizes from Square Records, Magic City Brewing Company, Arkham Tattoo, and local artists and musicians. Bands such as Autarch, Killer of Sheep, S.N.A.F.U., Pissmongrel, Hiraeth and Trash Cat will perform. Tickets cost $10 ADV, $12 at the door. 330-374-1114

An Afternoon with New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance

Sat., Oct. 5, 1-2:30 p.m.

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New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance will discuss her novel, Sins of the Fathers, the latest in her J. P. Beaumont series, which finds the Seattle investigator drawn into an intriguing and shockingly personal case. J.A. Jance is the top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, four inter-related thrillers featuring the Walker family and a book of poetry. Her books have more than 23 million copies in print. Copies will be made available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. 330-653-6658 x1010

Country Clam Bake & Family Fun

Sat., Oct. 5, 4-9 p.m.
Misty Acres of Bath 1683 N. Hametown Rd, Bath Akron/Summit County

Buy Tickets$55 adult $25 kids


Grab your favorite pair of boots and join us for a family friendly Fundraiser and Clam Bake to benefit Hope Meadows Foundation. Enjoy a full clam bake, live music, family fun activities and the opportunity to meet with and interact with our herd. Craft beers from Market Garden Brewery, wines from Heidelberg, dessert from Michael Angelo’s Bakery, food from Pazzo’s Catering and music from Jerry Zsigo! Country Hoedown•Contest for Best Boots•Live Music•Raffles•Cash Bar• Horse Bobbing for Apples•3 Legged Race•Balloon Twister•Face Painting•Paint-a-Pumpkin•Hayrides6-8 216-232-3656 x 504

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

Brewery Collectibles Show

Fri., Oct. 11, 5-9 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Days Inn & Suites 4742 Brecksville Rd, Richfield Akron/Summit County


The Eastern Great Lakes Brewery Collectibles Show will be open to the public on Friday, October 11, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Saturday, October 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come and see the roving history museum of all things beer related as collectors/vendors from surrounding states will be bringing their cans, bottles, bottle caps, trays, signs, coasters, tap handles, openers and more! You just might find the perfect addition to your man cave/she-shed, or bar! Visitors can bring old beer related items for appraisal/sale. Raffle open to all attendees. 440-334-7561

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

FREE Wellness Workshop

Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.
Barlow Community Center 44 S. Oviatt St., Hudson Akron/Summit County

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Learn how to live a happier and healthier life toxic free. Meet Joy Wright, a toxicologist educator and learn about how to replace toxic products you use in your home and on your body either safe and green alternatives. For more information visit facebook.com/LiveWELLwithJOY. 330-388-2224

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