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April

11 Trout Derby - Anglers 15 and younger each receive a $1 cash prize if they catch a golden trout. Bring fishing gear. A limited number of rods and reels will be available for use during the derby. Minnows cannot be used as bait; worms will be available for purchase. Adults are not permitted to fish. Co-sponsored by the Goodyear Hunting & Fishing Club, Ohio Division of Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Address: Little Turtle Pond / Firestone Metro Park, 2400 Harrington Road , Akron, Ohio
Ph: (330) 865-8065 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.summitmetroparks.org

May

16 - 15 Annual Spree For All - Visitors of all ages, health levels and physical abilities will enjoy this award-winning hiking series. Complete at least five hikes on five different trails, the same trail or any combination of trails to receive hiking rewards. Hikes must be completed May 1 through June 30.

Beginning April 15, hiking forms and the list of trails will be available online, at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (1828 Smith Rd., Akron), the park district's administrative offices (975 Treaty Line Rd., Akron) and by calling 1-800-23-SUMMA.

Address: Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, 975 Treaty Line Road , Akron, Ohio
Ph: (330) 865-8065 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.summitmetroparks.org

16OH0409001e041 - Akron 2019 Fairlawn Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show - Spring has officially sprung! Celebrate with us with a day out shopping! This large show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items at this beautiful venue! Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free! This event will also have a full concessions stand on site provided by the venue. A portion of proceeds will benefit local non-profit, Camp Quality. This show is currently accepting vendors. Please email becki@ag-shows.com to apply.

For more information about the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows, please visit http://www.avantgardeshows.com. Also, become a fan and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn!

Address: St. George's Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Rd. , Akron, Ohio
Ph: 440-227-8794 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: becki@ag-shows.com
Web: www.avantgardeshows.com
Fee: $3 to the public, children under 12 are free

June

22 Wonders of Water - The ocean and the Great Lakes are the stars of this event.

Address: Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave. , Akron, Ohio
Ph: (330) 375-2550 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.akronzoo.org

28 Pops n More concert series - Enjoy a family night out with kid activities the first Thursday of the summer months from 7 to 7:30, followed by an hour of live music. Friends of Metro Parks serves free dessert while supplies last. Concert will be cancelled if it rains. If wet weather is forecast, call 330-865-8060 for concert status after 4 p.m.

Address: Coventry Oaks Area / Fireston Metro Park, 40 Axline Ave. , Akron, Ohio
Ph: (330) 865-8060 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.summitmetroparks.org

7 Zoobilation - Jazz Festival - Join us for our big birthday party!

Address: Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave. , Akron, Ohio
Ph: (330) 375-2550 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.akronzoo.org

July

4 Pops n More concert series - Enjoy a family night out with kid activities the first Thursday of the summer months from 7 to 7:30 followed by an hour of live music. Friends of Metro Parks serves free dessert while supplies last. Concert will be cancelled if it rains. If wet weather is forecast, call 330-865-8060 for concert status after 4 p.m.

Address: Coventry Oaks Area / Firestone Metro Park, 40 Axline Ave. , Akron, Ohio
Ph: (330) 865-8060 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.summitmetroparks.org

21 Sandcastle Building Contest at Portage Lakes State Park - Bring your shovels and pails to Turkeyfoot beach for this exciting event! Prizes will be awarded to top sandcastles! For more information, call (330) 644-2220.

Address: Portage Lakes State Park, 5031 Manchester Road , Akron, Ohio
Ph: (330) 664-2220 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiostateparks.org

4 Akron Zoo Pajama Party - Dress the kids in their best pajamas and head to the Akron Zoo for a party!

Address: Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave. , Akron, Ohio
Ph: (330) 375-2550 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.akronzoo.org

10 - 11 Summer Luau at Portage Lakes State Park - Come to Portage Lakes, Nimisila Campground and join the party Hawaiian Style! There will be a contest for best dressed, a beach bon-fire, limbo, games, music and more. Don't forget your Hawaiian shirt and grass skirt! Regular camping fees apply. For more information, call (330) 644-2220.

Address: Portage Lakes State Park, 5031 Manchester Road , Akron, Ohio
Ph: (330) 644-2220 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiostateparks.org

August

29 - 2 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational - If you're a fan of golf and you live anywhere near Northeast Ohio, you won't have to travel far to experience one of the most prestigious professional golf tournaments in the world. Firestone Country Club in Akron, once again serves as host to the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

One of three events in the famed World Golf Championships series, the Bridgestone Invitational is a destination for not only the world's best golfers, but also fans from around the world. Record crowds have watched the likes of Tiger Woods, Darren Clarke and Stewart Cink claim victory at this event - in fact, the world's No. 1 player, Woods, has won the event an unprecedented six times in nine starts at Firestone Country Club.

Address: Firestone Country Club, 452 E. Warner Rd. , Akron, Ohio
Ph: (330) 644-2299 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.worldgolfchampionships.com

30 Pops n More concert series - Enjoy a family night out with kid activities the first Thursday of the summer months from 7 to 7:30 followed by an hour of live music. Friends of Metro Parks serves free dessert while supplies last. Concert will be cancelled if it rains. If wet weather is forecast, call 330-865-8060 for concert status after 4 p.m. F/Coventry Oaks

Address: Coventry Oaks Area / Firestone Metro Park, 40 Axline Ave. , Akron, Ohio
Ph: (330) 865-8060 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.summitmetroparks.org

16 Ohio Conservatory of Ballet: Russian Nutcracker Auditions - Come audition for the Russian Nutcracker presented by the Ohio Conservatory of Ballet! This audition is for dancers ages 6-20. This audition is rehearsed by former principal dancer of Bolshoi Ballet Dmitriy Tuboltsev, and recipient of the Outstanding Teacher of Youth America Grand Prix and Best Choreographer Award from World Ballet Art Competition, Inna Stabrova. For more information, please contact Inna for a private audition at istabrova@aol.com or via phone at 330-497-3288. For more information on the Ohio Conservatory of Ballet, please visit: http://www.ohballet.com/.

Date: August 23rd
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: Audition fee is $15
Location:
Center Stage Dance Studio
4858 South Main St.
Akron, Ohio 44319

Address: Center Stage Dance Studio 4858 South Main St. , Akron, Ohio
Ph: 3304973288 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: istabrova@aol.com
Web: www.ohballet.com
Fee: $15 to audition

September

25 Annual Fall Hiking Spree - Join Naturalist Meghan Doran to earn spree credit and experience the wildlife of Silver Creek. Expect moderate terrain. DLQ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Address: Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, 975 Treaty Line Road , Akron, Ohio
Ph: (330) 865-8065 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.summitmetroparks.org

31 Communty Fun Day Festival - The Community Fun Day is held on Labor Day in conjunction with a parade. The festival is a great way to have safe family fun for everyone! It is a way to catch up with old friends and make new ones. There will games, contests, prizes, delicious food, sweet treats, music and much much more!

Address: 539 S Arlington St , Akron, Ohio
Ph: 330-773-3321 ext119 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 330-773-7192
Email: dlewis77@sbcglobal.net
Fee: Free, small cost for food

October

26 Annual Fall Family Outing - Fall into autumn fun with free hayrides, bonfires, naturalist-led activities, live music, apple cider, cookies and more. A wheelchair-accessible hay wagon is available. GYH/Main Entrance, 6 - 9 p.m.

Address: Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 2077 Newton St. , Akron, Ohio
Ph: (330) 865-8065 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.summitmetroparks.org

November

7 Original Civil War Battle Flag Rededication - The 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Living History Association is a Non-Profit Organization whose mission is to accurately portray Civil War Living History, honoring the 29th, to the public via educational presentations, parades, reenactments, and all other activities or involvement which promote this end; and to assist in the preservation of Civil War history, including battlefields, buildings, grave sites, grounds, monuments, or anything significant, through charitable donations or contributions at the local, state, and national level.

Our project of preservation was to conserve one of the original battle flags of the 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. In late 2013, we began fundraising efforts to restore this "valuable relic", once revered by local residents, to its former glory. After raising nearly $15,000.00 in 2 years of work, the conservation efforts are now complete and the restored flag is coming home to Akron and will be on display for one day only.

On Saturday, November 14, from 11 am - 4 pm at Main Library join the 29th Ohio Living History Association for a celebration of this historic artifact. The flag will be on display in Meeting Room 2AB. A special program will take place at 1 pm. We wish to invite anyone and everyone with any love for history, the Civil War, Veterans, or just would love to celebrate the preservation of an historic artifact to please join us for this occasion.

Address: 60 South High Street , Akron, Ohio
Ph: 330-212-9969 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: roberterock1969@aol.com
Web: www.29thovicompanyg.org/preservation.html
Fee: FREE

December

5 Bethlehem Cave and Market Tour - Visit a replica of the cave where Jesus was born, experience the Bethlehem marketplace as it might have been during the time of Jesus, and view hundreds of nativities from all over the world. An event for all ages at Nativity of the Lord Jesus Catholic Church, on Saturday from 10-12. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required by Friday. Register by calling 330-699-5086 between 9-4 weekdays or email nativityfaithformation@gmail.com. Please submit your name, number of participants, ages of children and contact information (phone number or email address). Free admission.

Address: 2425 Myersville Rd , Akron, Ohio
Ph: 330-699-5086 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: nativityfaithformation@gmail.com
Web: www.nativityofthelord.org
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The University of Akron Hower House

Hower House was completed in 1871 by John Henry Hower, a leading Akron industrialist who was active in the milling, reaping and cereal industries. Hower and architect Jacob Snyder designed this house in the Second Empire Italianate style. The floor plan, known as the "Akron Sunday School Plan"

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Valley View Golf Club -River/Lakes

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Akron, OH Golf Courses

Chenoweth Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Akron, OH Golf Courses

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm is a 104-acre natural area with 2.3 miles of hiking trails, three ponds, several gardens, a tall-grass prairie and a 9,400-square-foot visitors center with exhibits and displays. The Nature Realm was named in honor of Frank A. Seiberling, co-founder of Goodyear Tire &

Akron, OH Nature Preserves

Valley View Golf Club -Valley/River

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Akron, OH Golf Courses

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