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Mini Farmer’s Market — Northeast Ohio Medical University
Every Wednesday 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

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!

Brew at the Zoo — Football Tailgate Night — Akron Zoo
Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 6-9 p.m. 504 Euclid Ave., Akron. Enjoy a casual beer tasting from local breweries as you stroll through the zoo. Admission is $17 for Akron Zoo members and $23 for nonmembers. Tastings are included and full-size beers can be purchased. Light appetizers plus music provided. Check out the animal exhibits at this special after-hours party. Limited tickets are available, so make your reservations now at

The Melting Pot: A Taste of Many Nations — Mature Services
Thursday, Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m. St. George Family Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Akron. Culinary professionals from local restaurants will come together to celebrate ethnic cuisine. Feast on great food, enjoy live music and choose from a wide variety of silent auction items. Proceeds benefit services provided to older adults by Mature Services. For more information, call 330-253-4597, ext. 199, or visit

2014 Aviation Heritage Fair — Kent State University
Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Kent State Airport, 4020 Kent Road, Stow. The communitywide event features military and civilian aircraft, plus airplane rides and a pancake breakfast. For more information, contact Sheila Lyons at 330-672-1939 or .

Watercolor Painting Class — Historic Zoar Village
Thursdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23, from 3-5 p.m. Zoar School House, 221 W. 3rd St., Zoar. A watercolor class for everyone wanting to learn new techniques and paint the buildings and landscapes of Historic Zoar Village. Class instructor is Jack Fetzer of Canton. Cost for the six-week class is $60. For more information, call 330-874-3011 or visit

Facebook for Seniors Computer Class — Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County
Friday, Sept. 19, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road, Youngstown. See how you can connect with friends and family, send messages and share photos on Facebook. Then call Book-a-Librarian to set up your own Facebook account. For more information, call 330-744-8636 or visit

11th Annual Mychal Clayton Sickle Cell Awareness Walk and Motorcycle Ride — Akron Children’s Hospital
Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8 a.m. Lock 3 Park, Downtown Akron. Gather at Lock 3 Park to walk along the towpath trail behind Lock 3 to Spaghetti Warehouse and back. There will be free food for the walkers and a DJ, music, 50/50 raffle and more. For more information, contact LaTonya Lewis at 330-543-3521or .

Organist Jonathan Ryan — Stambaugh Auditorium
Sunday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. 1000 5th Ave, Youngstown. A native of Charlotte, N.C., Jonathan Ryan began playing the organ at age 8. He has received multiple awards including first prize and the LeTourneau Prize in the 2009 Jordan II International Organ Competition. Tickets are $12. For more information, call 330-259-0555 or visit


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