AKRON

Free community concert

Wednesday at Shaw JCC

The Israeli Scouts Tzofim Friendship Caravan will present a free community concert at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Shaw JCC, 750 White Pond Drive.

Young Israeli performers are selected after many rounds of competitive auditions and spend a year rehearsing for their tour.

For more information, call 330-867-7850 or email Ashley Garson at agarson@shawjcc.org, or visit shawjcc.org.

AKRON

Movie Night is Aug. 10

at Canal Park downtown

The animated movie “The LEGO Movie: The Second Part” will be shown at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 for the season’s second Movie Night at Canal Park in downtown Akron.

This is the seventh year the RubberDucks have shown movies at the ballpark on South Main Street.

Movies are shown when the team is on a road trip.

“The Lego Movie: The Second Part” will be presented by FirstEnergy Corp., and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Summa Health Foundation.

Tickets are $5, and all-you-can-eat picnic tickets are $25 (includes the movie). Tickets are available at akronrubberducks.com, by calling 330-253-5151, or at the Canal Park box office (open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday).

Children 3 or younger enter for free. Gates will open at 6 p.m. Concession stands and restrooms will be open. Attendees can play and relax on blankets in the outfield grass of Canal Park before the film is shown on the 26- by 68-foot high-definition video board.

No outside food or beverages are allowed, and no chairs or strollers are permitted on the playing field.

GREEN

Boettler Park is setting

for art-A-palooza event

The 15th edition of the city’s fine art show, art-A-palooza, will be held at Boettler Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17.

Admission and parking are free to the public.

Presented by the Green Arts Council and the Green Parks and Recreation Division, the event will feature more than 80 vendors from throughout the Akron region, along with several food vendors and live music.

Children will learn to create crafts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will include musicians Lisa Mulyak, Don Fulmer, One String Short and Dale Galgozy.

The arts council will conduct a raffle of more than 60 donated art pieces from various vendors to benefit the council’s scholarship fund. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and 15 for $10.

 

NORTON

Crash snarls traffic

on Interstate 76

A three-vehicle crash on Interstate 76 slowed traffic Friday morning.

The accident happened in the eastbound lanes, west of state Route 21, around 7:15 a.m., when a car apparently hit a BMW Mini Cooper, which then hit a dump truck, Norton police Captain Larry Lane said.

The Mini Cooper ended up partially underneath a dump truck. Fire personnel helped this driver out of the car. This driver and the driver of the other car were taken to an area hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Witnesses said a fourth vehicle — unidentified by police — may have caused the car to swerve and hit the Mini Cooper.

Lane said the crash remains under investigation.

STOW

Salvation Army seeks

donations at Walmart

The Salvation Army will be hosting a “Stuff the Bus” event from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Walmart Supercenter Stow, 3532 Hudson Drive in Stow

Walmart shoppers online and in-store will receive a list of suggested supplies to help fill the bus to provide new school supplies to children in need. All donations will remain in the local community.

Other Walmarts throughout Northeast Ohio and across the country are taking part in similar “Stuff the Bus” events Saturday. For a list and an online registry, visit salvationarmyusa.org/usn/walmart-stuff-the-bus/.

SUMMIT COUNTY

County councilman

to host office hours

Summit County Council District 5 representative David Hamilton will host public office hours from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ann’s Place, 1604 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron.

Hamilton will be available to answer questions and hear concerns from residents. District 5 includes parts of Akron, Copley, Bath  and Fairlawn.

For more information, contact the Summit County Council office at 330-643-2725.