AKRON: East High School will hold a “Bring Your Parent to School Day” from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursday.
Parents will be able to shadow their students.
The PTA will conduct its meeting at 5:30 that afternoon.
The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to join in National Public Lands Day on Saturday in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Volunteers will help with trail repairs or habitat restoration.
The deadline to register is Wednesday. Call 330-657-2299 or go to www.nps.gov/cuva (click on Volunteer).
The minimum age for trail work is 7 years old; for habitat restoration, 10 years old.
Tools will be provided. Dress for the weather. Wear sturdy boots and long pants.
Volunteers will get a one-day pass for federal parks that have admission fees.
MEDINA: The Medina Board of Education has called a special meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the district office, 140 W. Washington St., to discuss a personnel issue.
The board expects to enter into executive session and not take any formal action.
AKRON: The Gun Violence Prevention Team of the Summit County Progressive Democrats PAC will circulate petitions from 11 a.m. till noon Saturday and Sunday near the Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge.
The group is seeking signatures of people who want to see background checks required for the sale of guns at shows like the ones held at the fairgrounds.
Under current law, many gun transactions at such shows can be completed without background checks.
Anyone interested in helping the group should meet at the soccer field near the main fairgrounds entrance off North Avenue (state Route 91).
WADSWORTH: Scarecrows are expected to be in abundance downtown at the first Scarecrows on the Square Festival Oct. 5 sponsored by the Downtown Wadsworth Association.
Registration to display a scarecrow, along with a $10 fee, must be submitted by Saturday. Forms can be obtained at Carolyn’s Cupboard in downtown Wadsworth or downloaded from the Downtown Wadsworth website, www.mswadsworth.org/.
Completed scarecrows should be taken to the Johnson House, 161 High St., between 10 a.m. and noon, when judging will occur. They are to be made of material that can withstand rain because they are expected to be on display through the Medina County Fall Foliage Tour, Oct. 12-13, said Roger Havens, a member of the Downtown Wadsworth board.
Families, individuals, school groups, community groups, civic organizations, clubs and company teams are encouraged to participate.
WADSWORTH: The 21st annual Candidates’ Forum will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad St.
Candidates for City Council, township trustee and the Wadsworth Board of Education have been invited, said Janet Griffing, marketing and public relations coordinator for the library, who will moderate the forum.
Audience members will get the opportunity to ask questions. Wadsworth Community Television will tape the forum for airings through October.
WADSWORTH: The Wadsworth Board of Education has called a special meeting for 5 p.m. Monday at the Charles R. Parsons Administration Building, 524 Broad St.
Agenda items include employment issues and adoption of the 2014 budget and board policies.