Story and Photo Courtesy of the United Way of Summit County
At 23 years old, Tia has been through a lot. Kicked out of her parents’ house shortly before her 18th birthday, she spent years in an abusive relationship, had three children and was homeless for much of 2015. Yet, despite the turmoil of her last few years, Tia is determined to make a better future for herself and her family.
“I’ve been trying to go to different programs, to see how to better my life,” she says. “To get out of the whole trapped feeling.”
ACCESS Annual BreakfastAugust 14, 2018 at 7:30 am – 9:00 amQuaker Station 135 S. Broadway St. AkronPlease join us for our Annual Breakfast! The morning will feature an uplifting morning program including client testimonials, ACCESS updates and full breakfast. *PLEASE NOTE: There is open seating this year, but registration is required. *Reserved tables & seating will be held for sponsors only. Multiple sponsorship levels are available. For more information on sponsorship,…
Paws For ReadingAugust 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pmJoin us Second Saturdays at 11 am for “Paws for Reading” instead of Story Time Sampler: Share a book with a certified therapy dog. www.akronlibrary.org
Free Thursday Akron Art MuseumAugust 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm – 12:00 amAkron Art MuseumGallery admission is FREE every Thursday.
Akron Art MuseumAugust 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm – 12:00 amOne South High Downtonw AkronGallery admission is FREE all day.
FREE Civic ToursAugust 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm – 4:15 pmAkron Civic TheatreLearn the history of the theatre and some "behind the scenes" information. The tour is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. This tour is intended for children 13 yrs and older. Please call 330-535-3179 to reserve your spot because it fills up quick!
TILE: Technology, Innovation, Leaders, EntrepreneurshipAugust 17, 2018 at 9:00 pm – 10:00 pmThe University of Akron College of Business Administration (259 South Broadway Street)TILE (Technology, Innovation, Leaders, Entrepreneurs) meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at The University of Akron College of Business Administration (259 South Broadway Street). Meeting are at 6 p.m. and free. The misson of TILE is to take motivated individuals and bolster their potential through the support of a vibrant community. With…
9th Annual Summit for KidsAugust 18, 2018 at 10:00 am – 3:00 pmJohn S. Knight Center 77 E. Mill Street Akron, OH 44308The main event is for kids in grades K-12 but, we need the help of adults like you to make it a success and to support our larger mission-giving local children the resources they need to learn to grow.
The 9th Annual Tallmadge Circle Festival and Light August 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm80 Community Rd - Tallmadge Circle2018 festivities include: * Live Music 5:30 – 11:00 p.m. n5:30-7:00 Doug Kaufman 7:00-11:00 School Girl Crush * 17 Food Vendors * Wine & Beer Garden (must be 21) *Wacky Dome Bounce *Vertical Rush Obstacle * Klime Wallz * Children’s games and activities * Face Painting * Balloon Artists *Historical Tours of the Town Hall…
Akron Art MuseumAugust 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm – 12:00 amOne South High Downtonw AkronGallery admission is FREE all day.
Free Thursday Akron Art MuseumAugust 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm – 12:00 amAkron Art MuseumGallery admission is FREE every Thursday.
Akron Art MuseumAugust 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm – 12:00 amOne South High Downtonw AkronGallery admission is FREE all day.
Free Thursday Akron Art MuseumAugust 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm – 12:00 amAkron Art MuseumGallery admission is FREE every Thursday.
Downtown Akron ArtwalkSeptember 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 1:00 amParticipating artists and galleries feature one of a kind art and collectibles available for purchase as well as art openings, gallery shows, demonstrations and interactive art. Experience local art, live music and fun for all ages at the award-winning Artwalk in Downtown Akron. Galleries are located in the Northside District, North High Street, East &…
Art Against AddictionSeptember 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pmpin Akron Art Museum 1 S High St, Akron, Ohio 44308Hosted by Torchbearers and Akron Art Museum The second annual Art Against Addiction, hosted by Torchbearers, will be benefiting the Art Initiative at The Oriana House. Guests will be able to purchase beautiful works of art with the proceeds supporting those in recovery. Come browse the art, purchase what catches your eye, and enjoy light…
Akron Mini Maker FaireSeptember 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm – 4:00 pmpin Akron-Summit County Public Library 60 S High St, Akron, Ohio 44326Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase…
Barberton Mum FestivalSeptember 29, 2018 at 8:00 am – September 30, 2018 at 6:30 pmLake Anna Park - 574 Lake Anna Court Barberton, OH 44203Lake Anna Park will explode with color as 17,000 chrysanthemums create over a million mum blooms in a rainbow of color at the twenty-eighth annual Mum Fest 2018 on Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th.
On the Table Greater AkronOctober 3, 2018 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pmMany - TBAOn the Table Greater Akron is a first-of-its-kind initiative that brings together thousands of residents from all walks of life to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community.