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By Kathy Antoniotti, Beacon Journal staff writer Published: March 4, 2013


Feral Cat Seminar — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 at One of a Kind Pet Rescue Adoption Center, 1929 W. Market St., Akron. An informative seminar for those interested in learning how to humanely control the cat population through Trap-Neuter-Return. There is no charge for the program and reservations are not required. Call 330-867-6890 for more information.

St. Pat’s Day at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17 at the zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way. Volunteers collect recyclable materials including old cellphones, aluminum cans (one pound minimum), pairs of athletic shoes and cookware (pots and pans) at the zoo’s ticket plaza.

Guests who bring any of these items will receive a $2 discount for admission. Guests may also bring newspapers, magazines, junk mail and bagged shredded paper to the green and yellow paper retriever bins in the Hippo parking lot behind the RainForest. Admission through March 31 is $8.25, $5.25 for children 2-11, free for children younger than 2. For more information, visit or call 216-661-6500.

Bunny EGGstravaganza — 9:30 to 11 a.m. March 23-24 and 30 at the Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave. The event includes hot chocolate, crafts, an egg hunt and visit with the bunny. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-375-2550 or online Space is limited. $8 for adults, $10 for children; admission free for zoo members, $8 for children.

Kathy Antoniotti writes about pets for the Akron Beacon Journal. She is unable to help locate, place or provide medical attention for an individual animal. If you have an idea or question about pets, write her at the Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640; call 330-996-3565; or send an email to

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