Ohio.com staff

Once again, the Ohio.com staff has complied a list of local upcoming events for this Labor Day weekend and beyond. So check out a few things going on in your community or nearby neighborhoods.

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Magic Mayhem — Tailgating event for the Barberton Magics from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Barberton Middle School parking lot,  477 4th Street N.W.

A New Beginning Social Group for Widows and Widowers — 9 a.m. Saturday at Thano’s Restaurant, 71 Fifth St. SE, Barberton. 330-745-6239.


4th Annual Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath Township. Over 100 vendors with Ohio-made, Ohio-grown, and Ohio-produced arts, crafts, and foods will be in tents throughout the grounds. Admission is $5. For more information, go to www.wrhs.org.

Fun on the Farm: Meet a Potter, Pinch a Pot — 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Sept. 7 at Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath Township. This early-childhood education program features a craft, story, rhyme or song and snack. $5-10. (330) 666-3711.


Ballroom Dancing — 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Dance Club, 960 Jacoby Road, Copley Township. $7. 330-864-4484.

Food Preservation by canning— 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Akron Fossils & Science Center, 2080 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley. Pre-registration $18, at the door $20, call (330) 665-3466.


Rockin’ on the River — 5 to 11:30 p.m. Friday Sun Rising and Tim “Ripper” Owens will perform at the Falls River Square District. Free. 

A Walk on the Wild Side — Art show through Sept. 10 at the Studios of Jack Richard, 2250 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. 330-929-1575.


Dance With Kent Le Mar — 9 a.m. Saturdays, Theatre Dance Centre, 4800 Massillon Road, Green. For ages 30 or older. $10 per class. 330-899-9655.

Medicare Basics — 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Green branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 4046 Massillon Road. Free. (330) 896-9074.



HUDSON:  Labor Day brings the return of several well-established events to Hudson, and one that is new.


Farmers Market


The Hudson Farmers Market continues this Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Wellness is the feature of the day, and Christina Shahriari of Home4Lunch will demonstrate gluten-free cooking.


Alyssa D'Amico of Niche Wellness will talk about balancing your body through food, and will offer a fermented foods cooking demonstration.


Taste of Hudson


For the ninth year, Taste of Hudson returns to the city on September 1 and 2.  The event raises money for Hudson-area non-profit organizations.


Hours Sunday are from noon to 8:00 p.m., and on Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Over 20 restaurants will be showcasing their menus, including:


Flip Side Hudson, Hudson's, Nosh Eatery, One Red Door, Rosewood Grill, Marcelita's, Cilantro Thai & Sushi, North End, Pizza Bogo, Otani, Adams Reserve, Donato's, Luchita's, Maui Wowi, Zeppe's, Rotary Ice Cream (Hershey's), Aladdin's, Tomato Grill, Tavern of Stow, Blue Rock Cafe and the Original Steak and Hogies.


North End will have a wine and beer tasting garden with free live music.


The event also has six stages, featuring nearly 80 local and regional musical performers.


New this year is the inaugural,  "Race to the Taste" 5k run, and a one-mile Family Fun Run on Monday, September 2.  Both events begin at 8:30 a.m.




The 32nd annual Western Reserve Academy Antiques Festival will be held on the school campus on Monday.


Sponsored by the Pioneer Womens Association of WRA, the event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine.


General admission is $8.00 and children under 18 are free.


An antique lovers preview and breakfast for $25 allows early admission from 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Black and Blue by Mark Spisak — Through Oct. 6 at Western Reserve Academy’s Moos Gallery, 115 College St., Hudson. 330-650-4400.


Hoover-Price Planetarium Shows — 1 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. Pluto? Again? July 8 through Sept. 8. 330-455-7043.

Kent State University at Stark Theatre — Open auditions for The Maiden’s Prayer will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the theater of the Fine Arts Building, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township. Auditions are open to everyone, including students and community persons. Roles are available for three men and two women. For more information, call 330-244-5151.


Processes of Transformation in Kent by Ken Gessford — Art show through Friday at the Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St. 330-673-4414.

Recent Landscapes: Works by Doug Unger, Ben Bassham and Charles Basham — Wednesday through Oct. 5 at Kent State University Downtown Gallery, 141 E. Main St. There will be an opening reception 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 5. 330-676-1549.  Room of Relief an Installation Designed by Three Master Printmakers: Curlee Raven Holton, Veronica Ceci and Francine K.


Stow Sunset Blast — from 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Silver Springs Park, 5238 Young Road, Stow. www.stow.oh.us.

Jazz Concert — The Community Jazz band will perform at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road. (330) 688-3295.


The Medina Chorus — Is seeking singers for its Winter Concert. Rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Medina Presbyterian Church, 5020 Burgundy Bay Road. Rehearsals will be held 7-9 p.m. Mondays. Sign ups will be a half hour before start of rehearsals through Sept. 23. Cost for music is $40, $65 per couple, and a maximum of $80 per family. For more information, call David Shepley at 330-225-8335, Kurt Sauer at 330-225-0049 or go to www.medinachorus.com. ;;

Wadsworth Community Band — Seeking new members on all instruments. No audition required. Rehearsals are 7-9:15 p.m. Thursdays in the Wadsworth Middle School band room. http://wadsworthcommunityband.com or 330-336-1290.