Akron’s Hungarian-American Club is inviting the public to help celebrate its 90th anniversary from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at the club, 694 E. Waterloo Road, Akron.
They’re cooking up plenty of Hungarian food, including stuffed cabbage, Hungarian hot and mild sausage, chicken paprikash with homemade dumplings, cabbage and noodles and pastry, too. Food prices vary.
There will be Hungarian music, a Hungarian ballet performing classical and contemporary dances, as well as raffles and a membership drive. Admission is $2.
Also from Europe …
The German Family Society in Brimfield Township will be hosting its Old European Days & Bierfest on June 29 and 30.
The members are busy making their traditional schnitzel, stuffed cabbage, sausage, sauerkraut and potato salad that will be served along with German beer, wine and pastries.
The event is 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, with a German Mass at 11:30 a.m. There will be plenty of live polka music both days, ethnic dancing and children’s games on Sunday afternoon. Entrance is $4 for adults, free for children 11 and younger. Parking is free.
The society’s picnic grounds are at 3871 Ranfield Road, Brimfield, just east of Routes 43 and 18.
Book signing in Hudson
Maryland restaurateur Kimball Firestone, a grandson of Akron’s Harvey Firestone, will be at the Learned Owl Book Store, 204 N. Main St., Hudson on June 22 at 1 p.m. to sell and sign his new autobiography, Reflections on a Silver Spoon: How a Foodie Found Home.
Firestone, 79, details his years working for the family business in Akron and Washington D.C., and how he came to open Firestone’s Culinary Tavern in Frederick, Md. (www.firestonesrestaurant.com) and also a gourmet store, Firestone’s Market on Market.
Farm to table meal
Crooked River Herb Farm, 1719 Reimer Road, Wadsworth, is hosting a Farm to Table Tea Party from 1 to 4 p.m. June 23.
Splendid Fare Catering is preparing the meal, using all local produce, meat and cheeses, including herbs from Crooked River. Crooked River’s new line of herbal teas will be featured, and those who raised the food served will be on hand. The tea is $30. To reserve, contact farm owner Kathleen Varga at 330-604-0932.
Farmers market book club
The Highland Square Branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 807 W. Market St., Akron, has started a summer book club in conjunction with the Countryside Conservancy’s Highland Square Farmers Market on Thursdays.
Once a month, the group will meet to discuss books on food production in the United States. Thursday the book is The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. The market meets from 4 to 7 p.m. The reading group meets from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Registration is required. Phone 330-376-2927.
Relish chef on ‘Today’
Relish Magazine Chef Brian Morris will be heading to Akron for the Relish Cooking Show on Saturday, but you can catch him on Friday on Today on WKYC (Channel 3, 10-11 a.m.) demonstrating grilling tips for Father’s Day.
Tickets to the show are available at the E.J. Thomas box office (330-972-7570) or Ticketmaster outlets.