Humorist and songwriter Greg Tamblyn will present “Comedy in Concert” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Unity Chapel of Light, 503 Northwest Ave., Tallmadge.
Tamblyn has been described as “a contemporary Mark Twain” who uses musical wit to characterize workplace blues to global anxiety to personal challenges. His concerts typically take audiences into the areas of the profound and the absurd, the personal and the universal, the psychological and the spiritual and the sacred and the silly.
Because his performance is geared to adults, free child care will be provided. For more information about Tamblyn or to sample his songs and videos, visit http://GregTamblyn.com. Tickets are $10.
More information about Unity Chapel of Light can be found at www.unitychapeloflight.org or by calling 330-928-2108.
In other religion news:
Akron Church of God — 539 S. Arlington St., Akron. 8:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Celebrating 95 years of ministry. Guest speaker is the Rev. Oscar Hoffmeester of Cape Town, South Africa. 330-773-3321.
Aurora Mennonite Church — 59 E. Mennonite Road, Aurora. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Community dinner with pulled pork sandwiches, vegetable, roll, salad bar, dessert and drink. Adults $8.50, ages 4-11 $4.50, under age 3 free. 330-562-8011.
Church of Our Saviour, Episcopal — 471 Crosby St., Akron. 4 p.m. Sunday. The parish choir presents a service of Evensong. The choir, directed by Richard Shirey, will sing music by Vaughan Williams and Hovland. 330-535-9174.
First Church of the Brethren — 1812 Marigold Ave., Akron. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. All-you-can-eat soup supper plus desserts. Adults $6, age 12 and younger $4.
Goodyear Heights Presbyterian Church — 1430 Goodyear Blvd., Akron. 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Monday. On election eve, the church will be open for sharing of communion for 15 minutes at all three times. For the remaining 45 minutes of each hour, the sanctuary is open for prayer and meditation, in solitude or quietly with others.
Goodyear Heights United Methodist Church — 1690 Hillside Terrace, Akron. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Rummage sale will take place.
Grace United Church of Christ — 13275 Cleveland Ave. NW, Lake Township. 4:30 to 7 p.m. today. A quilt exhibit by Thread Benders Quilt Guild has been added to today’s Swiss steak dinner, which also includes a fair trade store. 330-699-3255.
Manchester United Methodist Church — 5625 Manchester Road, New Franklin. 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Spaghetti & meatballs dinner, with bread, salad, beverage and dessert. Adults $8, ages 4-12 $4, under age 4 free. 330-882-4818.
St. Augustine Church — 195 Seventh St. NW, Barberton. 4 p.m. today. Observing the 50th anniversary of the church’s Perpetual Adoration program. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be celebrated. It will begin a yearlong celebration in thanksgiving for the gift of the Eucharist. 330-745-0011.
St. Barnabas Parish Center — 9451 Brandywine Road, Northfield. 6 to 11 p.m. Nov. 17. The music ministry presents W.A.M. (wine tasting, art show, music). Local artists will show and sell work in a variety of media. Light refreshments available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the music ministry at St. Barnabas. Advance tickets $15, $20 at the door. Art show tickets only $7. Contact Linda Dubrovich at 330-554-9015.
St. Sebastian Parish — at Beer Haus, 1824 Merriman Road, Akron. 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15. The parish social ministry will host a Celebrity Night Social. Many teachers and officials will be servers during the event for the St. Sebastian Teacher Wellness and Appreciation Fund. There will be German-American fare and happy-hour food and drink prices. Games, dancing and singalongs. Admission free. 330-670-8260.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron — 3300 Morewood Road, Fairlawn. 6:30 p.m. Friday. A screening of Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America, will be shown. It is the story of filmmaker and conservationist Jeff Barrie’s journey across the U.S. to document our energy-related problems and present practical, cost-saving solutions for consumers. Free, but donations will be accepted to defray costs.
Arlington Memorial Baptist Church — 2330 E. Market St., Akron. 10:30 a.m. Sunday. International concert pianist Huntley Brown will be in concert. His recordings cover a wide range of musical styles. Free-will offering. 330-733-8311.
Trinity United Church of Christ — 915 N. Main St., Akron. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Today. Forever Love, a musical based on the biblical story of Hosea. $10 adults, $5 children 10 and under. Spaghetti dinner 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 330-376-7186.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron — 7 p.m. Friday. Bill Brauning will present It Only Hurts When I Laugh, which incorporates film, TV clips, music and home movies. 330-923-8216.
United Methodist Church of Macedonia — 1280 E. Aurora Road. 3 p.m. Sunday. The Sanctuary Festival Series will welcome the Kent State University Men’s Chorus in the sanctuary. Light refreshments will follow. Free-will offering. 330-467-3169.
Westminster Presbyterian Church — 1250 W. Exchange St., Akron. 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The second concert of the 14th season of the outreach ministry is a Festival Choral Concert with Orchestra with the Orrville, Firestone and Copley High School choirs along with the church’s adult choir. They will perform Handel and Bach selections. 330-836-2226.
Grace Church, Bath Campus — 855 Ghent Road, Akron. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11. First session of Grief Class: Dealing with Grief and the Holidays. It will be held each Sunday through Dec. 9. For those who have experienced a difficult year with the passing of loved ones or other losses and need help dealing with seasonal grief. The Rev. Dale Henneman will facilitate. Call 330-666-8341 or visit www.graceohio.org.
Malone University — 2600 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton. 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 10. The Master of Arts in Theological Studies program will hold a workshop exploring the famed Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten, hand-illustrated, hand-illuminated Bible commissioned in 500 years. It will be in the Cattell Library. Joel Soza, professor of Old Testament, will serve as moderator. Free and open to the public. 330-471-8382.
St. Michael’s the Archangel Parish — 3430 St. Michael Blvd. NW, Plain Township. 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The Hamilton Forum November speaker will be the Rev. Patrick Manning from Walsh University. His topic will be The Catholic Conscience According to Blessed John Henry Newman. It will held in the Fannon Center. Luncheon cost is $12. Reservations required. 330-649-1231.
The Chapel — 135 Fir Hill, Akron. 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13. A class will be offered to help parents deal with holiday times when they have a prodigal adult child or their adult child has cut them out of their lives. Parents of Prodigals is a confidential support group in the Greater Akron area. It will be in the Great Commission Room on the main floor of The Chapel. Registration not needed. For more information, contact Ed Davidian at 330-620-5668.
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