Colette M. Jenkins
The sixth annual Primavara Ethnic Festival will be at 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today at Presentation of Our Lord Romanian Orthodox Church, 3365 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn.
The festival will include ethnic foods and pastries, imported beers and wines, an international café, an Ethiopian coffee bar, ethnic dancers, live music, a world gift market, Romanian arts and crafts, children’s activities and an early evening wine tasting for adults. The event will also include Ethiopian coffee and Romanian pancake-making demonstrations.
The local parish, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, was the first Romanian Orthodox church in Akron. The historically Romanian community has expanded to include members from every part of the world.
Festival parking and admission are free. For more information, go to www.festivalofspring.org.
In other religion news:
The Chapel in Marlboro — 8700 State Route 619, Marlboro Township. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16-18. Football Skills Camp will be held for grades 7-11. Featuring former college coaches Jim Dennison and Jim Tressel. Cost is $35. Register until June 9. 330-935-0132.
Cohn Jewish Student Center — 613 E. Summit St., Kent. 11 a.m. Sunday. Hillel at Kent State will honor two community leaders, Cleveland’s Beth Rosenberg and Akron’s Rob Minster, at Chai Five event. It will be held at Kent State University’s Cartwright Hall. Afterward, there will be a champagne brunch at the Cohn Center. For tickets, call 330-678-0397 or visit www.kenthillel.org.
Fairlawn Lutheran Church — 3415 W. Market St., Akron. 10:30 a.m. Sunday. There will be one Sunday morning service, followed by a Food-Truck Roundup outside from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is invited for food and fellowship. 330-836-7286.
Family of Faith United Methodist Church — 800 E. Market St., Akron. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. Creamed chicken and biscuits and Swiss steak dinner. Adults $9, ages 4-12 $5. Carryout available. 330-376-2141.
Haven of Rest Ministries — 175 E. Market St., Akron. 1 p.m. Tuesday. A presentation of Scams Targeting Seniors will be given by the Women’s Auxiliary. Con artists prey on consumers 65 or older at a higher rate than other age groups. Learn ways to recognize scams and protect yourself. It is free to attend. For bargain shopping that will support Haven of Rest, arrive at 10 a.m. A light luncheon will be served at noon. 330-535-1563.
Hill’s Temple First Born Church of the Living God — 799 S. Arlington St., Akron. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7. Homecoming Fellowship Flea Market will be held. Cost for a table is $20. Set-up is at 8 a.m. Anything can be sold except food. For more information, call Lisa Duncan at 216-496-492 or Jennifer Simmons at 330-338-1223.
St. John Christian Methodist Episcopal Church — 1233 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron. 9 a.m. June 7. The Women’s Day Festival will take place. Table rental cost is $20. Food, music, clothing and household items. Call 330-864-3060 to reserve a table.
Manchester United Methodist Church — 5625 Manchester Road, New Franklin. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7. Flea Market and Cruz-In Car show will be held. All makes, models and years of cars are welcome. Motorcycles will not be judged. Registration fee $5. Dash plaques to first 30 registrants. Food and bake sale. 330-882-4818.
Manchester United Methodist Church — 5625 Manchester Road, New Franklin. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7. Flea Market & Spring Fair (separate event from car show). Spaces available for $10, limited space inside for $15. Concessions, pavilion sale, games and other attractions. Dog contest, raffle baskets and bake sale. To reserve space, call Donna at 330-882-3765 or Sandra at 330-645-0994.
Phillips Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church — 413 Iroquois Ave., Akron. 10:45 a.m. June 7. Women’s Day special events will be observed with the annual brunch. Speaker will be the Rev. Deborah Betts Moore-Roberson. Donation is $10. 330-784-8964.
St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church — 251 25th St. NW, Canton. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through June 7. Canton Greek Fest will take place on church grounds. Includes drive-thru service, pastries, traditional dancing, gift store and marketplace, live music, wine sampling room and cooking demonstrations. Schedule at www.cantongreekfest.com. 330-454-7278.
Westminster Presbyterian Church — 1250 W. Exchange St,. Akron. The summer schedule will start Sunday. At 8:30 a.m., worship on the Johnstone Patio will be held. At 9:30 a.m., there will be fellowship in Wright-Herberich Hall. And at 10:30 a.m., it will be worship in the sanctuary. Professional childcare available. 330-836-2226.
New Beginning Fellowship Church — 4567 State Route 43, Brimfield Township. 6 p.m. today. Nora Hunt’s Southern Gospel Singing will host Colonial City Quartet from Mansfield, and Victory Trio from Nashport. Freewill offering. 330-673-0700.
Speakers and classes
Beth El Congregation — 750 White Pond Drive, Akron. 9:15 a.m. June 8. Rabbi Joan Friedman will speak on her newly published book, Guidance, Not Governance: Rabbi Solomon B. Freehof and Reform Response. Light breakfast will be served. Donation is $5. Please RSVP to Erin Katz Ford at 330-864-2105 or email@example.com.
Ohio Council on Holocaust & Genocide Education — Walsh University Barrett Business and Community Center, 2020 E. Maple St. NW, North Canton. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26. Presenting Echoes and Reflections, a workshop facilitated by Sarah Weiss, executive director of the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. Includes child survivor Barbara Turkeltaub, Walsh professor Doug Palmer, Renate Frydman of Dayton Holocaust Resource Center, Barbara White from Akron-Summit County Public Library and Rabbi John Spitzer from Walsh University. $20 per person, includes workshop, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Registration deadline Friday. Call 330-494-2728 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacation Bible Schools
Christ is the Answer Ministries — 379 E. South St., Akron. 6 to 8 p.m. June 9-13. The Christian Education Ministry will host Vacation Bible School. Free to ages 2-11. Call 330-376-1869 for more information.
Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church — 4700 S. Main St., Green. 5 to 8:30 p.m. June 9-13. Everywhere Fun Fair — Where God’s World Comes Together is the theme for a weeklong Vacation Bible School. Dance, sing, play, explore and learn more about Jesus. Dinner provided. For questions or to register, call 330-644-5766.
St. John CME Church — 1233 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron. June 9-13. The annual Vacation Bible School will be held for age 3 or older. Theme is Praise Break. 330-864-3060.
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