Want to get rid of that old car, truck, van or motorcycle and have it picked up for free? Want a tax receipt for your donation? Want to have your vehicle picked up in 3 days or less? Then Call Big Brothers & Sisters (330) 296-6655 or visit our website at www.bbsportage.com. Running and non-running vehicles, from individuals or companies, will gladly be accepted. Donated vehicles are crushed for scrap, sold for parts or repaired and resold. Donors need to have the title and keys when the vehicle is picked up. Call our office for more info.
Labor Day Weekend
The Crestwood High School Class of 1973 is planning its 40th class reunion. The reunion will be held Labor Day Weekend. We are in the process of forming a mailing list of all class members. If we can get e-mails it will greatly reduce our mailing costs for this event. If you can please e-mail that information to Matt Moravec at email@example.com it would be greatly appreciated. If not, you can contact Don Schilling at 330-274-8282 with your information. The sooner you can contact us the better as we are planning a mailing of information for the beginning of April. Please help us get the word out. Thanks for your help in this matter; the Reunion Committee hopes to be hearing from you soon.
Juried Photo Show
TAG’s 4th Annual Juried Photo Show. Our largest show yet, this show features beautiful photographs from names you will recognize from past shows, as well as some you won’t. Out of 149 entries, 83 were selected for the judging, and are currently hanging in the Trumbull Art Gallery. Of the additional entries, 58 are being shown in the Nissen Gallery at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. The pictures may be viewed between noon and 4 pm at TAG. Admission is free.
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 Farmers’ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Garfield Spring Soccer
Spring Soccer for 7th & 8th graders, open to all current 7th & 8th graders. Boys and Girls, co-ed team in the Geauga County Recreational League. Coached by the James A. Garfield Varsity soccer coaches. Practices tentatively to begin mid Apr. and games the first week in May. For more info contact: Kim Curry (330) 527-2186 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s Build Community at the Center
Apr 2 ,9, 16
Everyone’s invited to the Mantua Center School, Mantua Center Road just north of SR 82, 9am to 8pm each Tues. thru Apr 16. Coffee’s on for socializing, card and board games, jigsaw puzzle in progress. Last watercolor class 3/26 10:00-12:00 (Moves back to church the next week). Quilt piecing instruction anytime. Knitting and crochet 1:00 -3:00. Tour of 1914 building at 5:15. Potlucks for lunch and supper, with ballroom dancing 6:00-7:00. Service project opportunities, reading material exchange table. In the fully accessible cafeteria wing, park and enter west of old building. More information from Ellie Monroe, 330-274-0711 or email@example.com .
Good Friday Service
Holy Cross Anglican Church will have a Good Friday Service at 7pm on Mar 29. The church is located at 1046 Lake Street in Kent
Passion Film at Kent Stage
The Light in Kent is sponsoring a screening of “The Passion of the Christ” on Good Friday, Mar 29 at 7pm. The Stage is located at 175 E. Main St in Kent. Tickets are free and available at The Light Ministry, Logos Bookstore or at the door the day of the event. Call (330) 818-6913 for reservations. Children under 17 will not be admitted without their parents, this movie is rated R. Free parking will be on Columbus Street.
“IT IS FINISHED”
Easter Story in Music and Drama Presented by Pricetown United Methodist Church Choir on Good Friday, Mar 29 at 6pm. Pricetown United Methodist Church is located at 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Road Newton Falls, Ohio 44444
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.
Free Community Dinner
First Congregational Church of Freedom will provide a free community dinner on Good Friday, Mar 29 from 5:30-6:30pm. Carry out will be available. Everyone is welcome! All are welcome to attend the service afterwards at 7pm.
God Provides Free Meal
God Provides a Free Meal, Mar 29 from 4-6pm at Nelson UMC. Dinner will be beef & noodles, green beans, roll and dessert.
Monthly Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner
The Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on Mar 30 from 4-7:30 pm. Meals include choice of French fries or baked potato, green beans, salad and roll. Steak dinners are $12 and chicken dinners are $8. Carryout is available by calling 330-527-2330. Open to the public.
Bluegrass Music Show
Bluegrass Music Show will be held from 7-11 pm on Mar 30, at the Shalersville Town Hall, located on S.R. 44 at S.R. 303. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event will feature three bands Coney Carver & The Rainbow Valley Boys, The Bluegrass Mountaineers, and Young & Blue. The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867.
Burton Egg Hunt
Burton Easter Egg Hunt will be Mar 30 at Burton Village Park at 11 am. Ages 1-6. Rain or shine
Outdoor Easter Service
An Outdoor Easter Sunrise Service will be held on, Mar 31 at 7:30 AM. This 35-40 minute service, hosted by First Baptist Church, Newton Falls, will be held at the pavilion next to the dam on Broad Street in downtown Newton Falls and will provide an opportunity to worship outdoors and celebrate Christ’s resurrection through song, spoken word and communion during the early morning hours on Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday Service
Holy Cross Anglican Church will have their Easter Service on Mar 31 at 10 am with communion and music celebrating the Risen Christ. The Church is located at 1046 Lake Street in Kent.
Boating Education Course
Apr 1, 8 & 15
The Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered on Monday nights: April 1, 8 and 15, 2013, from 6-9pm. The fee for the course is $5, which covers the cost of course materials. Interested persons may register to take the course by calling 440-964-0518. The Ohio Boating Education Course covers a variety of boating topics. Ohio law requires any person born on or after January 1, 1982, to be able to show proof they have successfully completed an approved boating safety education course if they operate any watercraft powered by a motor greater than 10 horsepower. For additional information on Ohio’s boating requirements, education classes and other boating opportunities and programs, contact the Division of Watercraft at 440-964-0518 and visit the agency’s web site atwww.ohiodnr.com/watercraft.
Paddle To The Sea
April 2 from Noon-2 PM, Headwaters Park Join us in celebrating Paddle To The Sea, Holling C. Holling’s classic children’s book about a toy canoe’s journey to the ocean. We’ll read part of the book and explore how the waterways of the Great Lakes are connected. Then we’ll make and launch our own canoe travelers! For those school age and up. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible.
Health Department to hold first annual Open House
What do clean drinking water, safe foods, and immunizations have in common? Come find out! The Portage County Health Department would like to invite the community to its first annual Open House to be held on April 2 from 3-6 pm. This event will take place at the Portage County Health Department located in the administration building at 449 South Meridian Street, Ravenna. Traveling out of the country this summer? “We will be holding a How to Stay Healthy While Traveling presentation during the open house. This will allow people who will be traveling out of the country this summer the opportunity to gain education on safe traveling without the cost,” says Rosemary Ferraro, Director of Nursing. The cost of a travel consultation is usually $50 for Portage County residents. Immunizations will be scheduled during adult clinic Tuesday’s 8-10am. Cost of immunizations varies. The presentation will be given at 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm. The Open House is free and refreshments will be provided. An emergency preparedness kit will be awarded as a door prize. Activities for the entire family will include blood pressure checks, hand washing demonstrations, a ground water presentation, travel education, and a chance to win a prize. For questions, contact Becky Lehman, PCHD Health Educator at 330-296-9919 ext. 137
It is time for our blood drive at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd., Newton Falls, OH 44444. It will be done in our fellowship hall on April 3, from 12-6pm and we hope to see you. We are friendly and respect all of our givers, for the unselfish and loving gift of life saving blood , for anyone that needs it, to live and enjoy our world.
Wizard of Oz Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast with Dorothy and her friends from The Wizard of Oz on Apr 3 from 8-8:45 am in the JAG Elementary School Gym. Cost $5.00/students & No Charge/parents. In addition to breakfast, characters will sing and visit with students! Also there will be picture opportunities with the characters – bring your camera!
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.
J.A.Garfield Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz
Apr 4-6 & 7
The Wizard of Oz, Apr 4 – Apr 6 @ 7:00 and Apr 7 @ 2:00. Tickets are on sale now $7.00/adults, $5.00/students & seniors. Call 330-527-4341 to reserve your seats!
Donkey Basketball April 5 from 7-9 at the high school. Sponsored by James A Garfield Softball and the All Sports Boosters. Tickets are $6 for pre-sale and $8 at the gate.
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.
All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner & Chinese auction to raise funds for the Nelson-Garrettsville Food Cupboard. The meals will be served from 4 -7 pm at the Nelson Community Center. All funds raised will be matched by the Feinstein Foundation. Adult meals $ 7.00 and Kids (3-12) meals $ 4.00.PLEASE, help us shut the door on hunger.
Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast on Apr 7 from 9-1:30 at 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478
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.
Pancakes at Hambden Grange
Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, sausage, bacon, juice, cocoa and coffee, Apr 7, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. Cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under. We will also have a breakfast Apr 21
Mantua Village Garden Club Meeting
The Mantua Village Garden Club, which wants to promote the love and knowledge of gardening, among amateurs, and to aid in the protection of native plants, trees, and to encourage civic planting, invites you to join them at their next meeting. This year, the meetings are scheduled to be held on the first Mondays of the month, at noon, including pot luck luncheons (unless otherwise noted), at the homes of its members. The next meeting will be on April 8, at the home of Carol Fenrich. After lunch, and the business meeting, the members will be carpooling out to Eagle Creek Wholesale, on Asbury Rd., for a tour. April is the month when all of their spring flowers are in, and blooming, at their greenhouse, and promises a glorious visual display, which will get us itching to get out to our gardens.
The programs in place for 2013 are full of great gardening information, food and fun. The club is also planning its annual plant sale for May 18th. If you would like to join the garden club, or just come to a meeting, to check it out, please call Diane Lottig 330-274-2868, or Lea Lazar 330-274-0614.
Night at the Races
Legacy Dog Rescue & For the Dogs Rescue will be holding a Night at the Races on Apr 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1024 Vienna Ave (St Rt 46), Niles, Ohio. The doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first race running at 7:00 pm. Admission price is $5.00. If you pre-buy your ticket you will receive 5 free Chinese auction tickets! Bring 10+ lbs. of dog food and you’ll receive 5 more free Chinese auction tickets! In addition to the Chinese auction, there will be a 50/50 raffle, food and beer for sale. Pre-sale tickets are available now. Please call Jenn @ 330-719-5569 or Carrie @ 330-310-2802 if you would like to purchase yours early and get free Chinese auction tickets!
Food 4 All Program
Apr 11, 13 & 14
Food 4 All Program – Ravenna Nazarene Church, 3284 Brady Lake Rd. Ravenna will be held on April 11 from 5:30pm-6:30pm; Apr 13 from 9:30am-10:30 am & Apr 14 from Noon-12:30pm. Grocery Relief Program Open to Everyone, No Income Requirements or Applications, Must Pre-Order with payment, Variety of Boxes to choose from, Cash & Food Stamps Accepted, Credit Card Orders can be placed online with a minimal processing fee. To see menu or place a credit card order: www.ravenna-nazarene.com or 330-296-8872
Friends of Burton Public Library Meeting will be held on Apr 13 at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Large Meeting Room. The public is cordially invited to attend. There will be a short business meeting followed by “Musings from Minnesota” by the comedy duo Bob & Marge. Refreshments will be served. Registration not required.
Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast for the Amish community on Apr 13 from 6-10am at 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478
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
Souped Up Jazz Dinner
Souped Up Jazz Dinner will be Apr 13 from 5-7:30pm in Garfield Elementary Cafeteria. Adults $7, Senior Citizens & Kids 6-10 $6, 5 & under eat for free. Menu: Choice of homemade soups: chili & cheese, chicken noodle, cheesy potato bacon, or vegetarian minestrone, plus salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Dinner is sponsored by The Garfield Band Boosters
Craft Bazaar Cancelled
Spring Ahead Bazaar: Claridon Girl Scout Troop 1324 Apr 13 from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 322 and Claridon-Troy Rd. has been cancelled.
ALL YOU CAN EAT Spaghetti Dinner
Knights Of Columbus Coucil #3350 All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be Apr 14 from 12-3pm At Saint 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). For any additional information
Tom Fetock (330) 872-5886, Matt Stimac (330)872-7865 or Jim Burns (330)883-0575
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.
Trees for You and Me
Naturalist Sharon Moore of Burton will present a program including stories and crafts for grades K-5 on Apr 16 from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Come and have fun learning about trees! Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466
SCORE! How to Start a Small Business
Members of SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, will present a guide to starting your own business on, Apr 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burton Public Library. Please call the library at 440-834-4466 to register for this informative program.
Ouija, The Talking Cockatoo
Ouija (pronouned WeeGee) is an umbrella crested cockatoo that sings, dances, laughs and especially loves children. He was featured on Animal Planet’s Pet Story program and has performed all over northeast Ohio. All ages are welcome to this fun evening at the Burton Public Library. Apr 17 at 7:00 p.m. Registration not required.
Spring Rummage Sale
Apr 19 & 20
The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Apr 19 from 9am-5pm, Apr 20 from 9am-1pm. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall. For more info call (330) 537-4205
Hiram Police Department Pancake Breakfast “Shop with a Cop” Fundraiser will be Apr 20 from 9am-1pm at Hiram College Kennedy Center Dix Dining Hall. All-U-Can-Eat. $6 for adults, $3 for kids under 10. Proceed benefit the Hiram Police Department “Shop with a Cop” program. Windswept Farms of Hiram and Save-A-Lot of Garrettsville are donating the maple syrup for this fundraiser.
Intro to Geocaching
Taught by a member of the Geauga Park District, this class will feature an intro to geocaching as a terrific hobby for those of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. Weather permitting, participants will go outside to use the GPS units. Apr 23 at 6:30 p.m. Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466
Wisteria, the Beautiful Challenge
Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers: Learn the secrets of growing this gorgeous flowering plant. Do you have a wisteria that’s out of control? Is pruning it a mystery? Do you have a wisteria that just won’t bloom? Do you love wisteria but are afraid to try one? If you answered yes to any of these questions, learn how to select, plant, fertilize, prune and maintain wisteria. You too can have the beauty and fragrance of wisteria in your yard. Be the envy of your neighbors. Apr. 24 from 7-9 pm cost is $15 fee. Light refreshments provided. Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. 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 or visit our site for other classes. geauga.osu.edu
Avoid Common Mistakes We Make in the Garden Apr 27 from 9-12 Knowing and avoiding the common mistakes we make in the garden means better results and less frustration. We will examine good gardening practices for vegetable and flower gardens, saving you time, energy and money. Learn what to plant and where to plant it. Learn where to turn for help and answers. Improve your gardening skills and results. $15 fee. Light refreshments provided. Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. 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 or visit our site for other classes. geauga.osu.edu
Hall of Fame Banquet
Garfield’s Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on April 27 at 5:30pm in the High School Commons. This year’s inductees are Martin Paul (Class of ‘61) and Mark Manno (Class of ‘74). Tickets for the dinner and banquet are $35 a piece and can be purchased by calling Sheri Johnson at 330-527-5384. Deadline to purchase tickets is April 21st.
Save the Date
15th Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will be Apr 27 from 6-9pm. Help celebrate our environmental heroes! Portage Park District, 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4 Ravenna, Ohio 44266. www.portageparkdistrict.org
Craft/Vendor Show Reservations
Deadline Apr 28
Parents of Girls Scout Troop 124 will be sponsoring a Craft/Vendor Show on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 17 N. Center St., Newton Falls, Ohio. Tables are available for $20.00 each with limited electric. Reservation deadline is April 28.For information or to reserve a table call Louanne Dubos at 330-872-1353.
Energy Jobs Fair – Youngstown
Energy Jobs Fair will be Apr 29 from 9am-3pm at Holiday Inn Boardman, 7410 South Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44512. United States Senator Rob Portman, the Ohio Oil & Gas Association and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber are hosting an opportunity for job seekers to discover training and employment opportunities in the oil and gas industry. If you are an OOGA Member, and interested in participating in this Jobs Fair, please contact Penny Seipelpenny@ooga.org or Pete MacKenzie firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Vertical Gardening: Growing UP in the Garden
Have you ever wanted to get more out of your garden space? Vertical gardening has been gaining popularity in recent years as the interest in home food production has increased. We’ll explore several different methods of vertical gardening to maximize your space and location. Overcome many of your garden limitations by growing up, instead of out. Join us for this enjoyable class that includes hands-on demonstrations and raise your garden to new heights! 9-11 am, $20 fee. Light refreshments provided. Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. 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 or visit our site for other classes. geauga.osu.edu
The Girard Junior Women annual trunk sale will be 10-2 on May 11 on 100 N Market Street in Girard. The event will take place rain or shine. Call Laura at 330 545 5962 if interested in a spot. Spots for the trunk sale are available at ten dollars each. The public is encouraged to come out and shop the area which will have a variety of goods for sale. The event will be held on the Girard City lot across from the City Building and is visible from 422.
The Perennial Gardeners are holding their annual plant sale, May 11, rain or shine, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall parking lot. The popular sale features annuals, hanging baskets, herbs and hundreds of perennials, many of which have been raised by club members. Knowledgeable club members will be happy to assist you in choosing the appropriate plants for your gardening needs. Profits from the sale enable the club to continue planting and caring for the bandstand and corner park at Routes 306 and 322, offer scholarships to horticultural students, present educational programs at each monthly meeting and support many other gardening activities in the community.
Ravenna Summer Fest
Crafters and Vendors needed. Register now. The return of Ravenna Summer Fest is June 15 from 10am-6pm. We are currently looking for vendors and crafters to add to the day’s activities and car show. Please contact Susie (330) 296-3779 or Barb (330) 297-6684
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.