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Free Speaker Series: Mr. Lincoln’s Camera Man: An Afternoon With Matthew Brady – Historic Zoar Village
Saturday, June 6, at 1 p.m. 221 E. 4th Street, Zoar. Matthew Brady’s photographs of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War have become icons of the early days of photography. Hear the story from Matthew Brady himself as the world-renowned photographer and chronicler of the American Civil War and the presidency of Abraham Lincoln shares some of his photographs and the stories behind them. The role of Matthew Brady will be performed by Mark Holbrook. Meet in the historic Zoar schoolhouse. For more information, visit http://www.historiczoarvillage.com.
Kids Are #1 Fun Run and Family Fun Day – Akron Children’s Hospital
Saturday, June 6, at 8 a.m. Perkins Square Park, One Perkins Square, Akron. Akron Children’s Hospital invites runners and walkers of all ages to join in the fun. The day’s events will include a 5K run, a one-mile noncompetitive Fun Run and more. Free parking will be available in the Bowery Street parking deck. The events will take place rain or shine. To register or for more details, visit http://akronchildrens.org/kidsrun.
Public Radio Broadcaster Krista Tippett – WYSU
Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Award-winning public radio broadcaster and author Krista Tippett, host of the weekly program “On Being,” will speak and a reception will follow. The event is sponsored by WYSU and St. John’s Episcopal Church. “On Being” airs Sundays at 7 am on 88.5 WYSU. Admission to both the event and the reception are free, but space is limited and reservations are required. To register, call 330-941-1777.
Dog Fest of Zoar – Historic Zoar Village
Saturday, June 13, and Sunday June, 14, at 9 a.m. 198 Main St., Zoar. Join Buckeye Dock Dogs for the second annual Dog Fest of Zoar. This family-friendly event will include canine demonstrations in duck and sheep herding, as well as agility and obstacle course runs. A costume contest, pet parade and much more are planned. For more information, visit http://www.dockdogs.com or http://www.historiczoarvillage.com.