We’re All Invited
Garrettsville Farmers Market
Vendors are still being accepted. The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmer’s Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at email@example.com.
Sunday Sermons for the month of March will be based on “The Bible” mini-series during the 10:15 worship services at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Road. Everyone is Welcome
Register Now For The Class of 2026
The James A. Garfield School District is now accepting Kindergarten registration information for your child that will turn age 5 before September 30, 2013.Registration will take place on March 12,13 and14, 2013 at the elementary. Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as possible.
Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship to senior athletes at James A. Garfield High School for the sixth year. The scholarship will be for $850.00. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are available at the chiropractic office or through the school counselor.
“250 Club” Reverse Raffle
Drawing Mar. 16
Grand Prize $2500.00, First ticket out $250.00, Every 10th ticket $100.00. March 16 at Saint Mary’s & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Dr., Newton Falls Oh 44444. 16oz. porterhouse steak dinner, beer and mixers. Dinner served 5-7 pm. 50/50 Drawing * Table Games * D.J. Donation $50.00 For Tickets Call Pete@330-872-0270, Tony@330-360-4546, Johanna@330-240-9561
Eagles Fish Fry
Fridays Through Lent
The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting a fish fry every Friday at the Eagles. To go orders welcome by calling 330-527-2330. Dinners are $8.50 and your choice of fish, shrimp, chicken tenders or a combination. All include baked potato or fries, green beans, cole slaw and a dinner roll.
2nd Annual Friday Fish Fry!
Through March 22
Get hooked on a great fish dinner with fresh cut fries and coleslaw each Friday in March through the 22nd from 4:30 to 8:30 pm weekly. Adult dinner is only $8; children $4; or enjoy all you can eat for only $10. Eat in or carry out available. Life Church AG; 10280 State Route 88 in Garrettsville (across from JA Garfield High School). For more information or to place an order call (330) 527-2777.
Through -Mar. 22
Mantua Knights of Columbus are hosting Lenten Dinners each Friday night through March 22. Featuring a variety of delicious pierogis from the famous West Side Market “Pierogi Palace”. Additional dinner options available. Dine-In service is available 5–8 PM or Carry-Out by calling (330) 274-2576. The Mantua K of C Party Center is located at 11845 St. Rte. 44 just north of Ste. Rt. 82. For more info call: (216) 469-6953 (330) 274-3400.
March Book Sales
Through Mar 24
The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold book sales on the first four Sundays in March from 9-4 pm (Mar 3, 10, 17 and 24) The sale offers something for everyone: books, magazines, music, movies, puzzles and more. Mar 24 will be Bag Day. Come to Burton on March Sundays for books and pancakes!
Hiram Community Trust Grant Proposals
Through April 12
For over 20 years, the Hiram Community Trust has been providing funds that make our communities a special place to live and learn. Grant funding is provided for civic, cultural, educational, historical, community planning, beautification and environmental projects in the Hiram area. Grants are due by April 12. For grant guidelines and proposal information, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legion Fish Fry
American Legion Post 674 will be having fish fry, Friday the 8 4-8 pm. Cost is $8. Choice of fish, shrimp or chicken, or combo plate, choice of potato (French fries or baked),and 2 sides ( coleslaw, apple sauce, green beans, mac and cheese) roll and butter. Carryout’s available, 330 326 3188. 9960 east center St. (St. Rt. 303 by the tank) Windham. Public Welcome
Benefit Spaghetti Dinner
A spaghetti dinner will be held on Mar 8 from 5:30-7pm at Aurora Mennonite Church, 59 East Mennonite Rd., Aurora, as a fundraiser to help Portage County resident and longtime home health caregiver, Debbie Dickerhoof. Debbie has been diagnosed with inoperable cancer. All proceeds from the dinner will go directly to Debbie to help with expenses. Cost is Adults $10.00 and Children (12 and under) $5.00. For more info contact Annette Balis 330-995-1522
A Self-Defense class will be held Mar 9 at 10 am at the Burton Public Library. Taught by the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department, this session features a classroom lesson followed by a hands-on practical workshop. For women ages 15 and up, the class is limited to 20 participants. Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466.
Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Pork dinner Mar 9 from 5-7PM. Dinner includes pork, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce, bread, dessert, and your choice of coffee or punch. Located at the Masonic Hall, 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $7.00, Children (4 thru 11) $6.00, Children 3 and under are free.
Game Night: First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, is hosting a game night on Mar 9 at 7 pm. Coffee, Hot Tea and Iced Tea will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring a snack to share if possible. Games will include Dominoes, cards and various board games. You may also bring a game to play. Activities for younger children will also be provided and everyone is invited to attend. Call 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426 for questions.
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
Portage Faith UMC, 9922 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, invites you to a delicious corned beef & cabbage dinner on Mar 9 from 4:30-7 pm. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children 3-12 and free for children under 3. Dinner also includes dessert and beverage. Carry outs available.
Girl Scout Cookie Sales
Girl Scout Junior Troop 442 will be selling Girl Scout cookies on Mar 2 at Mantua Hardware from 9:00-3:00pm and Mar 9 at Streetsboro Walgreens from 11:30-2:00. All 8 varieties of cookies will be available for $3.50 (cash only).
All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Knight Of Columbus Council #3350 will be holding an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Mar 10, from 12:00pm-3:00pm. The dinner will be held at Saints Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner includes spaghetti & meatballs, salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and dessert (Carry out available) Adults:$7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), Children: FREE(5& under).
Pancakes at Hambden Grange
Hambden Grange#2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, sausage, bacon, juice, cocoa and coffee, March 10 from 8am-1pm. The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. Cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under.
American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Mar 10, 17 & 24
Burton-Middlefield American Legion will be hosting pancake & sausage breakfasts on Mar 10, 17 & 24, at 14052 Goodwin St. from 9am-1:30pm. Contact Ron for more information (440) 343-1478
Pancakes & Sausage Breakfasts
March 10,17 & 24
Pancakes and sausage breakfasts will be held on March 10, 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Rd. (Rt. 422), Parkman, Ohio. Adults: $7.50 / Children: $3.00 / Pre-schoolers: Free. Sponsored by Parkman Chamber of Commerce
Mar 10, 17 & 24
There will be a craft show held at Berkshire High School on Mar 10, 17 & 24 from 8am-3pm. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478 for more information.
3 on 3 Tournaments
3 on 3 Tournament Notice: Huskies March Madness, Held by the Cardinal Athletic Boosters will be Mar 16. Sign-up deadline Monday March 11th. Event will start at 5pm, at Cardinal Middle School. Download sign-ups and rules at www.Cardinalschools.org. Costs: $5.00 each player…..3-4 player teams
Senior Bingo will be starting again on Mar 11 at the Newton Falls Community Center from 5-7pm. Free to all seniors. We have 50/50 and raffle prizes. Come join us and have some fun
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
Join us in celebrating the Irish in us all at the Windham Library, as we make a variety of St Patty’s crafts Mar 11-15. Crafts are open to all ages during the library’s hours of operation. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145. The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive.
NF Kindergarten & New Student Registration
Registration for children entering the Newton Falls School System for the 2013-2014 school year (including K students and transfer students) will be held: March 11-15 from 8:30-11:30 am & 12:30-2:30 pm each day. You do NOT need an appointment, but please only come during these times. It is not necessary to bring your child at this time. You should bring the following items with you when registering: Your child’s legal birth certificate, Immunization records, Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill, etc), Child’s Social Security Number, Custody papers (if applicable)
Do We Know Dewey?
Do We Know Dewey? Program will be Mar 12 at 4 pm at the Burton Public Library. The Dewey Decimal System is used by 95% of public and school libraries and is the key to finding the information that you need worldwide. Designed for ages 10 – 100, this program will serve as an introduction or a refresher course to the Dewey Decimal System. This will be a fun, hands-on approach with prizes! Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466.
Mar 12, 19,26/ Apr 2, 9, 16
“Open Tuesdays” at the Mantua Center School, Mar 12, 19, and 26 and Apr 2, 9, and 16, Mantua Center Road just north of SR82. The fully accessible school cafeteria wing will be open for six consecutive Tuesdays, , 9am until about 8pm. This is a privately funded, no charge chance to explore the school’s potential use as a community center. Bring a friend or make some new ones for socializing, cards, board games, reading material exchange, potluck lunch and supper. Craft lessons and service project opportunities. All are invited. More information from Ellie Monroe, 330-274-0711 or email@example.com.
Art on the Hill Planning
Please mark your calendar! Art on the Hill planning Mar 13 at 7 pm at Jake’s. Bring a friend! We still have opportunities to help with. Call or email Christine Pitsinger (330-414-6486, firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to help us make the 5th Annual Art on the Hill a Huge Success!
Kids Lego Club
Mar 13, 20 & 27
The Children’s Department of the Burton Public Library will host an after school Lego Club for grades K – 6 every Wednesday afternoon in March. The club will meet Mar 13, 20 and 27 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. The club is limited to 25 participants. Please call the library to sign up: 440-834-4466.
Geauga West Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale
The Annual Spring Book Sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library begins Mar 13 with the Members’ Preview (memberships are available at the door) from 4-6pm followed by the Open Public Sale from 6-8:30pm, Mar 14, hours are 9am-8:30pm , Mar 15 hours are 9-4:30pm and Mar 16 is $3.00 Bag Day with hours from 9-4:30pm. Adult books are 25 cents for pocket-sized paperbacks, $1.00 for hardbacks and oversized paperbacks, and other items are priced individually. The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland next to West Geauga High School. The phone number is 440-729-4250.
Windham Free Pasta & Meatball Dinner
Pasta & meatballs will be served at the Congregational Church’s Mar 14 Free Dinner. The dinner will be served from 5- 6 pm., while supply lasts at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main St. Windham. All are welcome, bring your friends. The dinner is provided by the Congregational UCC of Windham. They are providing free dinners on the second Thursday of each month. There is a ramp access at the front of the building. No carry-outs. For more information call 330-326-3133.
Board of Trustees’ Meeting
The Portage County District Library Board of Trustees’ regular meeting on March 14, at 5:30 pm at the Windham Branch, 9005 Wilverne Drive, Windham, OH, will allow for the discussion of rehiring the Fiscal Officer upon her retirement with a benefit under the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.
Windham Athletic Boosters Casino Bus Trip
Join the Windham Athletic Boosters as they head to Presque Isle in Erie, PA. All proceeds benefit the building of the baseball / softball field. Trip is March 16th. Bus leaves from Windham High School at 4 pm and returns by 1 am. Cost is $40 per ticket. Each person receives $35 free game play, 50/50 and door prizes. MUST HAVE DRIVERS LISCENSE TO RECEIVE FREE GAME PLAY. Please contact Dawn Kilgore at 216-406-0019; Denise Dean at 330-717-1029 or Diana Knight at 330-571-3532
Huntsburg Grange Chili Cook-Off
The annual Huntsburg Grange Chili Cook-Off and Chinese Auction will be held on March 16 from 11:30 to 2:30 in the Huntsburg Gym, located at the intersection of Rt. 322 and Rt. 528 in Huntsburg.Contact Jacquie at 636-5510 to enter or come and vote for the People’s Choice. Live band, cake walk, games, guest vendors, 50/50 raffle, afghan raffle. Call 636-5517 for more information.
Driver Safety Course
The Light in Kent is sponsoring the AARP/Toyota Driver Safety Course, Mar 16 from 1-3pm. The 4 hour course will be held at 156 N. Water St. in Kent. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members, and is offered to drivers of all ages. Call (330) 818-6913 to register or for more information.
Getting Started With Backyard Chickens
Spring is just around the corner, and that means fluffy chicks will soon be arriving in local feed stores. The Garrettsville Library is pleased to announce a program for prospective chicken owners. “Getting Started with Backyard Chickens” will be presented on Mar 16 at 11:00 am. Participants will learn the basics of backyard flock keeping, from setting up the brooder box to maintenance of a mature egg-laying flock. A take home packet will be provided. This program is geared towards the egg-laying flock; meat production will not be covered. Registration is limited, so call early to register for this fun and informative gathering. Ages 16 and up may attend. The Garrettsville Library is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville Ohio. Call the library at 330-527-4378, or visit online atwww.portagelibrary.org.
Book Sale at Reed Memorial Library
Mar 14 from 4-7 PM Friends of the Library only. Mar 15- 16 from 9-5. Mar 17 from 1-5 pm, Donation Day. Take what you wish and make a donation. Mar 18 from 9-11am, Non-profit day. Nursing Homes, Schools, Day Care, Churches only. No cost.
Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Seeks 2013 Pin Design
Deadline Mar 15
The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Parade committee is challenging area artists to put their creative abilities to use to design this year’s pin. The drawing should be centered around this year’s theme, “Be One With The Clouds”. The year’s theme was submitted by Jack Ferguson. Pin design winner will receive a free Balloon A-Fair themed pin and t-shirt, not to mention bragging rights. The entry must be limited to three to four colors. No computerized drawing will be accepted. Hand drawn entries only. Deadline to submit entry is Mar 15. Mail to: Ravenna Balloon A-Fair, Attention: Parade Committee, P.O. BOX 454, Ravenna, OH 44266. For more details, call 330-296-FAIR.
Crafts & Collectibles Sale
Ravenna Garden Club is hosting a Crafts and Collectibles Sale on Mar 16 at the Portage County Gardeners’ Center, 5154 S. Prospect St., Ravenna. The hours are 9am-3pm and admission is free. Lunch will be available for purchase. Contact Pat Thomas at 330-297-0232 for more information.
Author Book Signing
Local author, Gloria Alden will be signing her book, The Blue Rose at the Village Bookstore on Mar 16 from 1-4 PM. Gloria Alden was a third grade teacher with Crestwood School District for 20 years. She lives on a small farm in Southington, Ohio with two ponies, some cats, five hens and her collie, Maggie. The Blue Rose is a cozy mystery featuring small town sleuth Catherine Jewell and a cast of lovably eccentric characters. Visit her website www.gloriaalden.com For more information call The Village Bookstore 330-527-3010
Mar 16 & 23
Abundant Life Church of God will be serving a Pancake Breakfast on Mar 16 & 23 from 7-12pm. Held at 14662 Old State Rd, Middlefield (Rt. 608) just North of Middlefield Village. All you can eat buttermilk pancakes, regular or with blueberries or bananas. Breakfast includes sausage, real Geauga County maple syrup and beverages. Suggested price is $7.00 and you can add eggs on the side for only $1.00 more. This event is a fundraiser for the summer outreach events for the youth group at the church. Take out will be available. For further information, please call Sharon 440-693-4000 or Beth 440-668-7573 or visit us on the web at www.middlefieldchurch.com.
Roast Beef Dinner
District 2 Association of Chapters Order of the Eastern Star invites you to join; Lou Ann Kilgore’s Famous Roast Beef Dinner will be Mar 17 from 12:30-4:30 pm at Mantua Masonic Center, 10801 John Edward Dr. Donation $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 children 5-12, and under 5 free. Carry outs available. For tickets contact Marilee Louk (330) 527-4090 or (330) 647-3762.
Poultry Ownership Workshop
Western Reserve Country Store in Ravenna is hosting a Poultry Ownership Workshop on Mar 18, from 6:30-8:30 pm. It will be held at the OSU Extension Office located at 6970 St. Rt. 88 in Ravenna. This event is co-sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition, OSU Extension and the Portage County Farm Bureau. Attendees will receive door prizes, coupon sheets and refreshments. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 330-296-3424 or 1-800-688-4565 and ask for Jen. Chicks, ducklings and turkey poults can be ordered at the store at 467 Cleveland Rd. in Ravenna.
BioBuddies: Eggs Alive!
March 18, 25 & April 1
BioBuddies is a discovery-based program for preschool age children (3-5 years old) to experience the wonders of the natural world around them. The theme this spring is Eggs Alive! Children will explore chickens, eggs and the observation of the life inside as they incubate eggs and hatch chicks. All sessions meet from 1:00-2:30pm at Hiram College. An adult must attend with participating child. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email email@example.com (fee: $20 per child).
G-Men Softball’s Taco Fiesta
G-Men Softball’s Taco Fiesta will be Mar 19 from 3:30 – 6:30 in the High School Commons. $6 for Adults; $4 for Senior Citizens and kids 6 and under. Choice of Hard or Soft Taco with all the fixings, Rice with Chips and Salsa. Bake Sale, Team Apron Raffle. For more information contact Coach Downing @ 330-527-4341
RFC Free Dinner
JUST FOR MARCH, the free dinner will be the third Thursday of the month NOT the fourth Thursday which is normal. So please mark your calendar for March 21 for the free dinner at the Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio. Everyone welcome time 5-6:30 pm.
Oink & Squeal Party
Oink & Squeal Party raffle and Chinese Auction will be Mar 23 at Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St. Doors open at 5pm. Raffle will be at 7pm. Presented the Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459. Admission: nonperishable food item, bath items ot cash donations. For more info or tickets see and Auxiliary member.
Palm Sunday Dinner
St. Michael’s Church in Windham is hosting its annual Palm Sunday Dinner on Mar 24 from 11am-3pm. Featuring turkey and dressing, cabbage rolls, pasta, salads, homemade desserts and much, much more! All you can eat. Cost for adults $10, Children 12-6 $5, and children under 5 eat free.
2013 Pond Clinic
Join the Geauga and Portage Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) and the Portage County Master Gardeners for an informative and FREE Pond Program on, Mar 26, from 6:00-8:30pm at Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Road, Hiram, Ohio 44234. Learn about the importance of fish selection for maintaining a quality recreational fishery in your pond, as well as different pond management strategies Registration is required due to limited seating, so please call Portage SWCD at (330) 297-7633 to register by Friday, March 22nd.
Secrets of Maple Syrup
Maple syrup’s “sweet” past will be Gwen Mayer’s topic as she reveals the “sticky” historical secrets of maple production in this area of Ohio. Please join us for Gwen’s absorbing presentation followed by “maple-y” refreshments on Mar 26 at 1:00 pm, at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living (18122 Claridon-Troy Rd. (SR 700), Hiram, OH, in Troy Township, about 5 miles north of Hiram OR about 1 mile south of SR 422.) The event is free. If you have any questions, call Fran at (440)834-0260, ext. 8, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passport to Fishing
Get in to the spring spirit with a “Passport to Fishing”, Mar 26 at 1:00 p.m. This program is taught by a trained volunteer instructor from the ODNR Division of Wildlife. The hands on program will teach techniques and provide information for beginning anglers. Registration is required and class size limited. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145. The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive,
Family Friendly Movie
A family friendly movie will be shown on Mar 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the Windham Library. Bring a snack and enjoy a free movie. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145. The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive
Palmyra FD Fish Fry
Palmyra Fire Department’s 7th Annual Fish Fry will be held Good Friday, Mar 29 from 2-7pm. All you care to eat Fish, French Fries Cole Slaw Mac & Cheese Available. Held at Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St. Rt. 225 in Diamond. Cost is $8 for Adults, $5 for seniors, $5 for kids 10 & under and free for kids 3 & under.
Author Mary Doria Russell
Best-selling author Mary Doria Russell will be speaking at the Geauga West Library on April 4 at 7:00 PM in the Eykyn Room. Her subject will be her recent book, Doc, a mystery about the life of Southern aristocrat, John Henry “Doc” Holliday. There will be a book sale and signing before and after this event. It is a FREE event and is open to the public, although a ticket will be required for admission. Because space is limited, guests are asked to pre-register in person at the Reference Desk at Geauga West Library, starting Mar 4. For more information, please call the library at 440-729-4250.
Troy Township Contra Dance. April 6 at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). All ages join in the irresistibly fun atmosphere of Contra Dance and live folk music. Lesson at 6:30pm. Dance 7:30-10:30pm. Adult $8, student $5, family $25.
Afternoon with Elvis by Kelvis
The Shalersville Historical Society will be having a special event on April 7 at the Shalersville Town Hall at the corner of ST. Rt. 303 &44 the performance will begin at 3 pm. An afternoon with Elvis by Kelvis. This is a fund raiser to purchase new padded chairs for the building, we want to replace the old wooden chairs and all funds raised will go directly to new chairs. The Elvis impersonator is Kevin Hupka who has appeared in the Town Hall before. For information or tickets($10 each) please call June at 330-274-0547 or Carol at 330-626-3636.
Spring Ahead Bazaar
Claridon Girl Scout troop 1324 is looking for crafters and vendors for its 3rd Annual Spring Ahead Bazaar to be held on April 13 from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 322 and Claridon-Troy Rd.. Tables are $20.00 each. For more information and or reservations, please call Dolly at 440-635-1173.
Make Your Own Garden Art: Fountains and Bubblers
Water features are the hottest trend in garden decor. Spend an enjoyable morning while learning the basics in creating simple bubblers and fountains. Enhance your flower bed and attract birds with your own creation you’ll take home with you. Class will be Apr 13 from 10-1 pm. Materials included in the $35 fee: ceramic or resin pot, water pump, tubing and directions. Light refreshments. Preregistration is encouraged. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton. Call for additional information and registration. Discounts don’t apply for this class. 440-834-4656 geauga.osu.edu
Stray Dog Skate
Come spend an evening for the stray dogs of Geauga County on Apr 14 from 5:30-7:30pm at the, Chagrin Falls Roller Rink, 7157 S. Main St., Chagrin Falls. $10 donation plus $4 skate rental. Come meet some of our shelter staff, volunteers and maybe a furbaby needing a good loving home.
Autism 5k and walk
Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event. Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them. The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron. The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.