Ohio.com staff

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

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Mum Fest — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lake Anna Park, Barberton. 20,000 mums in bloom, food, entertainment, children’s activities, water ski shows, arts and crafts and more. Free. www.cityofbarberton.com or 330-848-6653.

The Barber Haunt — 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7:30-10 p.m. Sundays Oct. 4-27 at O.C. Barber Pig Barn, 248 E. Robinson Ave., Barberton. $15. www.barberhaunt.com.


Western Reserve Playhouse — (3326 Everett Road, Richfield Township; 330-620-7314) Final performances of The Smell of the Kill 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $12, $10 seniors and students.

Colorful Canvas Step-by-Step Painting Class — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Century Barn at Crown Point Ecology Center, 3220 Ira Road, Bath Township. Presented by Hillary Ash, participants will receive step-by-step instructions to paint their own original piece of art. $35. To register, call 330-668-8992 or email ellen@crownpt.org.


Values Based Parenting – A four-week course to provide a foundation based on application and biblical principals. 1:30-3 p.m. Akron Fossils & Science Center, 2080 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd. (330) 665-3466. Pre-registration $59; $65 at the door.

Introduction to Magic Tricks and Illusions – Local illusionist Bob Durante will show secrets of magic, origami, balloon art and performance during a three-week class starting at 10-11:30 a.m. Akron Fossils & Science Center. Pre-registration $47.50; $52.5 at the door.


Peninsula’s fifth annual Music on the Porches — 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. A villagewide happening that celebrates music in the Cuyahoga Valley. Merchants and residents welcome musicians to their porches to “make a joyful noise” and fill the valley with music of all genres. This year, in addition to the 20-plus music acts, the Peninsula Foundation Inc. and Ohio Arts Council are offering free workshops throughout the day and an evening ticketed musical event featuring Boy=Girl and Hey Mavis. Visit www.peninsulahistory.org for workshop and ticket information. Visit www.explorepeninsula.com for details.

First Responders Appreciation Day Celebration — 12:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday at Falls River Square, downtown Cuyahoga Falls. Police dog demonstrations, free ID cards for children, police cars and firetrucks on display, face painting, rock climbing and more. Buck Naked band will perform at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 330-971-7408.


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.

Bulldog Dash — Green Local Schools will host its third annual Bulldog Dash on Oct. 6. Registration open now. The 5K and 1-mile fun run will step off from the Green Memorial Stadium to raise money for Greenwood Early Learning Center and Green Primary School. Fees are $25 per runner for 5K, $15 per runner for 1-mile fun run and $30 for both.  


Historical Book Club — 2 p.m. Sunday at Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Topic will be Abraham Lincoln. 330-653-2252.

Author visit — 1 p.m. Saturday at Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Patricia Averbach will sign copies of her debut novel, Painting Bridges. 330-653-2252.


Canton Postage Stamp Show — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn, 4520 Everhard Road NW, Jackson Township. Free admission. 330-832-5992.

Farm walk — The Stark County Park District is sponsoring a farm walk at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fasnacht Farm Park, 1126 Jackson Ave. NW, Massillon. 330-409-8096.


Recent Landscapes: Works by Doug Unger, Ben Bassham and Charles Basham — Through Oct. 5 at Kent State University Downtown Gallery, 141 E. Main St. 330-676-1549.

Room of Relief, an Installation Designed by Three Master Printmakers: Curlee Raven Holton, Veronica Ceci and Francine K. Affourtit — Through Oct. 11 in Kent State University School of Art Gallery, second floor of the School of Art Building, Kent State University. There will be a closing reception 5-7 p.m. Oct. 10. 330-672-1379.


Dying shirts — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is offering a program on dyeing shirts. Meet at 6 p.m. at the Lake Area of Munroe Falls Metro Park. That’s off South River Road in Munroe Falls. Participants will learn about natural dyes. Bring a plain T-shirt and wear old clothes. 330-865-8065 or www.summitmetroparks.org.

Writing for Children Workshop — 7 p.m. Tuesday at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road, Stow. Dianne Ochiltree will share how she develops and markets her stories, as well as the process of working with illustrators. Free. To register, call 330-688-3295, ext. 4, or go to www.smfpl.org.


Snake counting — Medina County Park District naturalists are seeking volunteers to help count snakes. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road (state Route 94), Sharon Township. For ages 8 to adult. Wear long pants and solid shoes are required. No registration required. 330-722-9364.

Key to My Fathers House Church Trunk-or-Treat — 4-6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Key to My Fathers House Church, 1825 Reimer Road, Wadsworth. Children will walk from car trunk to car trunk and receive candy from people dressed in nonthreatening costumes. There will also be a bonfire, hayride, prizes and hotdogs, popcorn, cider and coffee all for free. For more information, call Jeanne at 330-335-7301.