The Ohio.com staff has once again compiled a list of local upcoming events for this weekend and beyond. Check out a few things going on in your community and nearby neighborhoods.
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Magic Mayhem Tailgate—5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Indoor Commons Area at Barberton High School. Families are invited to help support the All Sports Boosters before the boys basketball game at a tailgate featuring music, a 50/50 raffle, T-shirts, spirit towels and local food vendors.
Nativity Scene Exhibit—10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the St. Nicholas Church located at 1051 Robinson Ave. Donated by church parishioner Pat Mitchell, the exhibit will feature more than 150 different kinds of Nativity scenes. Free and open to the public.
Snow Fun—10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Summit County MetroParks Campfire Area. All are invited to play in the snow, learn about nature in the winter and create a snow candle to take home. Dress for the weather. Advance registration required. 330-865-8065.
Kids Create: Foam Bookmarks—Kids are invited to the “Make it, Take it Crafts” event Saturday t the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library. Craft kits can be picked up all day. 330-666-4888.
Deck the Halls—5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. Visitors are invited to enjoy the holiday season with a “Dazzle” light show spectacular, a tour of decorated rooms, nightly entertainment from local performers and treats from Molly’s shop. $5.50-$17.
Red Cross Blood Drive—Noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Copley Community Center, 1278 Sunset Drive. All blood types are requested for this drive. Donors will receive a brick of Dunkin Donuts coffee and also a coupon for a free pound of coffee. For more information, contact Copley Town Hall at 330-666-1853.
Outback Ray’s Exotic Animal Show—2 p.m. Saturday at the Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third Street. Ray will share facts about his unique “family” and visitors can interact with the exotic creatures.
Ice Skating at Falls River Square—noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Ice Rink at Falls River Square, 2085 Front Street. Concessions are available with hot chocolate, coffee and snacks. Admission is free for residents with a CF One Card, $3 for residents without the card and $3 for non-residents. Skate rental is also $3. Group rates available. The rink is open through the end of February. For more information, call the Development Department at 330-971-8135
Lil’ Art Shop’s Holiday Craft-a-ganza—9 to 11 a.m. or noon to 2 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday in the Clark Building on Route 619 in Green. Children and pre-teens are invited to create their own original holiday artwork including hand-painted ornaments, sock snowmen, holiday clay jewelry, winter landscapes and more. $20 per person per day. Limited space available. Call Kathleen at 330-990-5018 to reserve your spot.
Noon Year’s Eve—11 a.m. Tuesday at the Green Branch Library. This special daytime New Year’s event will include games, stories, snacks, balloon animals and “fireworks”. The balloon drop will take place at noon with a sparkling toast. 330-896-9074.
Blue Rock Café—From 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday local alternative blues-rock singer and songwriter Eric Paul will perform. From 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. the blues, rock and soul group The Juke Hounds will perform. Blue Rock Café is located at 5827 Darrow Road. 330-650-2222.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at One Red Door—Three seating times available on Tuesday for the four course menu from Chef Shawn Monday with dessert finale from Kim Horner. Champagne toast at midnight and live DJ all night. $70 per person, $100 per person with wine pairings. Limited seats available. Call 330-342-3667 for reservations.
The Art of First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson—9 a.m. Sunday at the National First Ladies Library, 205 Market Ave. S, Canton. Visitors are invited to get a deeper view of the overshadowed first lady and her work in the American Impressionist movement. Organized by the Woodrow Wilson House with generous support from the James Dicke Family. $5-$7.
Widows and Widowers Starting Over Socially—10 a.m. Saturday at Perkins Restaurant, 4896 Everhard Road NW. Participants can enjoy brunch at their own cost while socializing and playing dominoes. For more information, call Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.
Glass Exhibit-Selections From the KSU Collection—10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4:45 p.m. Sunday at the Tarter/Miller Gallery. The exhibit features glass from the Roman Era to the 20th century provided by generous donors.
Live Evil at The Outpost—8 p.m. Saturday at The Outpost Concert Club, 4962 State Route 43. Live Evil is Northeast Ohio’s Premier Tribute to the music of late Ronnie James Dio. $5 at door. 330-678-9667.
Davis Eye Center Holiday Classic—1 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Stow-Munroe Falls High School.
“Noon” Year’s Eve Dance Party—11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Spike’s Place at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. Families are invited to ring in the New Year a little early with a hat competition for kids, bubbles, snacks and a countdown to noon. No registration required.
Acoustic Fridays with Lincoln Highway Lite—9:30 p.m. Friday at The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Centre Drive. Lincoln Highway Lite is an acoustic duo featuring Shawne Lucas and Terry T from the band Lincoln Highway.
2nd Annual Medina Holiday Spectacular “I Survived the Holidays Disco Party” — 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Medina Moose Lodge, 136 S. Elmwood Ave. Dress in your best ’70s and ’80s clothing and groove the night away to some classic tunes from the past. Free. For information, go to www.mainstreetmedina.com.