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Holiday hours at Beacon

AKRON: The Akron Beacon Journals customer service call center will be open Memorial Day weekend from 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday and Monday.

The call centers regular business hours of 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will resume Tuesday. The center can be reached at 330-996-3600 or 1-800-777-2442.

The public service counter inside the Beacon Journal will be closed for the holiday weekend through Monday. Regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will resume Tuesday.

Gun violence awareness

AKRON: Mayor Dan Horrigan is asking residents to wear orange on Thursday in recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

June 2 will be a day of listening, sharing and action across the nation on the important issue of gun violence it is essential that our community confront the issue, and the physical and emotional toll it takes, the mayor said in a news release.

Individuals wearing orange are encouraged to tweet photographs to ?@AkronOhioMayor with #WearOrange.

For more information on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, visit: wearorange.org.

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Cancer club card party

CUYAHOGA FALLS: The Falls Cancer Club will hold its annual Card Party & Raffle from noon to 3:30 p.m. June 10 in the gymnasium at Redeemer Christian Church, 2141 Fifth St.

Tickets are $7 and include lunch and beverages. All tickets are presale. A limited number of tickets are available.

For tickets, contact Linda at 330-928-1009 or Jane at 330-929-0727.

CUYAHOGA VALLEY

Cyclists to camp out

PENINSULA: Century Cycles will participate in National Bike Travel Weekend starting Saturday with a bicycle campout in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Bicyclists on the Saturday night pedal on the Towpath Trail will have the option of continuing for several miles beyond the usual turnaround spot, setting up camp at a prearranged location and pedaling back to Peninsula the next morning.

Bicyclists must provide and carry their own tents and sleeping gear.

For more information, including a schedule of the events activities, suggested packing list, and online registration, go to: www.centurycycles.com/for/BikeCampOut.

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

Fast track to law degree

AKRON: The University of Akron has agreements with Walsh University in North Canton and Robert Morris University near Pittsburgh to offer students the opportunity to earn their law degrees more quickly and economically. The new joint 3+3 program will give students the opportunity to complete both bachelors and law degrees in just six years instead of the typical seven years.

The senior year of a students undergraduate studies will coincide with their first year in law school.

Under the agreements, students at Walsh and RMU will transfer the first year of credits from classes taken at the UA School of Law back to their home institution. This will enable the students to obtain their bachelors degree.

They will then have two years left to complete their law degree in Akron.

KEnt StatE UNIVERSITY

Forum on groundwater

KENT: Groundwater use and protection will be the topic of the second annual Edith Chase Symposium on Friday.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice of Bennett and Williams Environmental Consultants in Columbus and an adjunct professor at Ohio State University.

Her talk is titled Before the Well Goes Dry.

She will speak at 7 p.m. at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. The event is free, but reservations are recommended. Donations will be accepted.

For reservations, go to www.edithchasesymposium.org.