Couple to receive award
FAIRLAWN: Bob and Regina Cooper have been selected as recipients of the third annual Stewart’s Caring Place Spirit Award.
The two will be recognized at the 13th annual Butterfly Gala benefiting Stewart’s Caring Place on Aug. 6.
Tickets can be purchased online at StewartsCaringPlace.org or by phone at 330-836-1772. This year’s gala will be hosted at the home of Mary Colarik of Bath. There will be cocktails, dinner, a live and silent auction and dancing.
‘Get organized’ pep talk
HUDSON: Learn how to organize and simplify your home at 7 p.m. June 21, when the Hudson Library & Historical Society hosts Greg Perry from Senior Premier Concierge.
Perry will discuss how to streamline a household and optimize workspace for more productivity. Participants will also learn how to sell valuable items and donate the rest.
Register for this free program online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010.
Walk for Parkinson’s
CLEVELAND: The National Parkinson Foundation is holding its first Moving Day walk June 18 in Cleveland.
Money raised will help improve the lives of people living with the disease and their families, the group said.
Organizers said the walk will feature a pavilion showcasing yoga, Pilates, tai chi, dance and more activities that can help manage the symptoms of the disease by improving flexibility and mobility.
The event — in the University Circle neighborhood — will offer free parking for the first 300 cars at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center at 10701 East Blvd.
For more information on the walk, to register or to donate to the National Parkinson Foundation, visit www.movingdaycleveland.org.
Caterpillar nursery reopens
WASHINGTON TWP.: The Caterpillar Nursery at Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve near Alliance is again open.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays to June 12. Admission is $2; ages 2 and under are free.
The nursery is used to rear butterflies and moths from live caterpillars to release into the Butterfly House for display.
The gardens are at 11929 Beech St. NE.
For more information, call 330-829-7050 or go to www.beechcreekgardens.org.
AKRON: The Summit Soil & Water Conservation District and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service are hosting a local work group meeting on June 16 on 2017 conservation priorities.
The public meeting will run from 1 to 3 p.m. at the district offices, 1180 S. Main St., Suite 241.
For more information, contact Lynette Harmon at 216-503-9230 or go to www.oh.nrcs.usda.gov.
Summer concert series
TWINSBURG: The city’s Friday night concert series, Rock the Park, will offer six concerts this year, all beginning at 7 p.m. at Perici Amphitheatre, 10260 Ravenna Road.
This year’s lineup is:
June 10, Mr. Speed — KISS Tribute; June 24: Shout! (Motown and R&B); July 1, Cleveland Pops Orchestra (with fireworks); July 15, Disco Inferno; July 29, Who’s Bad — The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band; Aug. 12, Face-2-Face — Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John.
Tickets are $10 and go on sale May 16 and can be purchased at Twinsburg Community Center, 10260 Ravenna Road, or online at RocktheParkConcert.com.