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Children’s Summer Reading Club — The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (all branches)
Receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone from Dairy Queen and a Mahoning Valley Scrappers game voucher just for signing up! For the first four hours read, you’ll receive a paperback book (while supplies last). Additional prizes available. Find more information at 330-744-8636 or http://LibraryVisit.org.
Mini Farmer’s Market — Northeast Ohio Medical University
Every Wednesday, July through October, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. 4209 Ohio 44, Rootstown, in Parking Lot A, which is on the southeast corner of campus nearest the Key Bank. More information is available at 800-686-2511 or .
Kent Blossom Music Student Concert — Kent State University
Saturday, July 19, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Kent Campus, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Dr., Kent. Open to the public. Contact the School of Music at 330-672-2172 for more information.
11th Annual Buckeye Stangs All-Mustang Car Show — Akron Children’s Hospital
Saturday, July 26, at 9 a.m. Summit Racing, 1200 Southeast Ave., Tallmadge. All proceeds benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. For more information, contact Kirk Southwell at 440-785-2272 or
, or Sara Lundenberger at
Princess and Pirate Night — Akron Zoo
41st Annual Harvest Festival and Antique Show — Zoar Historic Village
Saturday, July 26, from 6-9 p.m. 504 Euclid Ave., Akron. Calling all princesses and pirates: Wear your best princess gown or pirate garb as you explore the zoo! Also enjoy face painting, bouncy houses, visits from Peter Pan and Hook and much more. Admission is $15 for adults; $17 for children. Akron Zoo members receive a discount. Reservations strongly suggested. Find out more at 330-375-2550 or http://akronzoo.org.
Begins Saturday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m. and ends Sunday, Aug. 3, at 5 p.m. 198 Main St., Zoar. Celebrate bringing in the last load of the harvest. Peruse booths of more than 60 antique dealers, see period craftspeople demonstrate their skills and much more. Admission is $8 per adult; free for children age 12 and under. For more information, call 330-874-2646 or visit http://HistoricZoarVillage.com.
Summer Stock: “Hairspray” — Kent State University
Sunday, Aug. 3, from 3-5 p.m. Trumbull Campus, Library/Theater Building. Penned by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, this musical will be directed by Tom Hitmar and company, and is appropriate for ages 14 and up. For more information, contact Daniel Nadon, 330-675-8887 or email
Summer Safari — Akron Zoo
Friday, Aug. 8, from 7-10 p.m. 504 Euclid Ave., Akron. Spend an elegant evening at the zoo and help raise funds for the care of the animals. Guests will enjoy live animal encounters, live music, drinks and fine food provided by several area restaurants and caterers. The evening will also include a silent auction and raffle. Where else can you bid on unique art pieces created by zoo animals like a snow leopard? Ages 21 and older only. For information about sponsorships, donor levels and admission prices, call 330-375-2550, ext. 7249. For more information on the event, visit https://www.akronzoo.org.
The 19th Annual Forest Heritage Festival — Akron Children’s Hospital
Saturday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m. Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, 295 S. Tuscarawas Ave., Dover. Held each autumn in conjunction with National Forest Products Week, the festival educates the public about forest conservation and wood products while raising money for Akron Children’s Hospital. The theme, “From the Forest to Your Family,” is exemplified through the scope of exhibits and events scheduled. The festival includes an auction at 10 am. Items auctioned in previous years include oak dining room furniture, handmade quilts and much more. For more information, contact Nicci Avalon, Akron Children’s Hospital, 1 Perkins Square, Akron, Ohio 44308. Telephone: 330-543-8185; email:
Author Mary Ellis — The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County
Saturday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road, Youngstown. Celebrate National Romance Month with inspirational author Mary Ellis, author of “A Widow’s Hope,” “An Amish Family Reunion” and many other best-selling Amish fiction books. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call 330-744-8636 or visit http://www.libraryvisit.org.
Tour — Akron Civic Theatre
Tuesday, Aug. 19, at noon 182 S. Main St., Akron. Come along on a free tour with media gal Val to learn the history of the Civic Theatre and some behind-the-scenes information. The tour is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. No guarantee that the ghosts will show up ... but you never know! Please note that this tour is more adult-oriented and not advisable for children under 13 years of age. Call 330-535-3179 to reserve your spot because it fills up quickly!