AKRON

Gospel choir to perform

at Dominican Sisters event

Delivered Ministry, an Akron-area gospel choir, will perform spiritual hymns and sacred songs during a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, 1230 W. Market St.

The concert is another event in the ongoing Building Racial Harmony Series hosted by the Northeast Ohio Racial Justice Committee of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Associates.

Admission is free.

 

AKRON

Council members to host

meetings in Wards 1 and 8

Akron Councilman Rich Swirsky will host the Ward 1 meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Highland Square Branch Library, 807 W. Market St. Guest speaker GinaKaye Maddox, vice chair of the Akron Civil Rights Commission, will talk about the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.

Also, Ward 8 Councilwoman Marilyn Keith will host "Coffee with a Councilwoman" from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Northwest Family Recreation Center, 1730 Shatto Ave.

 

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Registration open for basketball

camp and Santa swim events

Registration is open for the natatorium's annual holiday basketball skills camp Dec. 26-29 for third- through sixth-grade boys and girls.

Improve shooting, footwork, dribbling, passing, rebounding and more with coach Mike Meneer.

Spots are limited.

The natatorium is also offering its annual Swim With Santa festivities from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14.

Parents may bring a camera for a commemorative photo by the giant green frog till about 7 p.m. and receive a goodie bag from one of his helpers.

Preregistration is required.

For more information or to sign up for either event, check out fallsnat.com or call 330-971-8080.

The natatorium is at 2345 Fourth St.

 

MEDINA

Holiday pops concert

features Akron Symphony

The Akron Symphony Orchestra promises an evening of traditional carols, inspiring songs and holiday cheer at the Medina Holiday Pops concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

The event, which will include a "special visitor from the North Pole," will be held at the Medina Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road.

The Orchestra will be joined on stage by the Akron Symphony Chorus and the Akron Youth Symphony.

Tickets are $20-$30 and available at https://akronsymphony.org/event/medina-holiday-pops.

 

MEDINA

Meadows Turkey Bowl players

raise more than $318,000

The 2018 Meadows Turkey Bowl raised a record $318,000, the Medina Gazette reports.

The backyard football games, played on Thanksgiving, benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Grace Foundation, with the players raising donations. This year, the championship game was dedicated to Brittany Parker, a single mom who was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer.

“It is humbling, I couldn’t do it without people, we call it playing the game within the game, just going out and raising money,” founder Mike Meadows told the newspaper. “It is truly unbelievable, it is a blessing from God.”

While the family game dates back 27 years, the gathering has turned into a charity event over the last 14. The gathering has raised more than $1.8 million.

This year, for the first time, the games were played at Reagan Park after outgrowing the Meadows' backyard, the newspaper said.

For more details or to donate, visit: http://meadowsturkeybowl.com.