Spark Family Film Fest

The Culture Club: Community Events March 2016

Our picks for community events in March 2016


Breakfast with Bunny

March 12 & 13, 19 & 20, and 26 at Akron Zoo, 9-11 am

Join the Akron Zoo for a breakfast buffet, crafts, activities, and an egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will also be in attendance, so bring a camera for pictures with Bunny. All activities will be held indoors except the egg hunt. Registration is required. Visit the Akron Zoo website for details.


Babywearing International of Akron Youngstown Monthly meetings

March 16, 6:30 pm and March 28, 10:30 am

Meetings held at Firestone Park Community Center

What is babywearing? According to, “Babywearing is the practice of keeping your baby or toddler close and connected to you as you engage in daily activities through the use of one of a variety of types of baby carriers. It is a traditional practice in many cultures that is not widely used by modern industrialized societies, but it nonetheless has many benefits for both children and caregivers. Babywearing promotes bonding, supports breastfeeding, can help combat postpartum depression, makes caregiving easier, and can be a lifesaver for parents of high-needs children.”

To learn more about the practice of babywearing or to get help with your carrier, join Babywearing International of Akron Youngstown at Firestone Park Community Center at 1480 Girard St at one of their monthly meetings. They hold morning and evening meetings once a month. For more info, check them out at


Akron Bike Party

March 18 at Coffee Pot Cafe, 7:30 pm

10 mile festive, social, bicycle cruise to music. Bring lights, music, and a spare tire. Costumes, feather boas, and crazy lights are encouraged.


rubber city beer fest photoRubber City Beer Fest

March 19 at Lock 3, 3-7 pm

Join the Society of Akron Area Zymurgists for the second annual Rubber City Beer Fest, a celebration of craft breweries from the Greater Akron and Northeast Ohio area. More than 20 craft brewers from the Akron area will be represented and 40 + different beers. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Designated driver tickets are available at the door for $10 with non-alcoholic beverages available.


Spark Family Film Fest

March 19 at Akron Art Museum, 12-4 pm

The Akron Art Museum and the Nightlight Cinema invite parents to bring their young film connoisseurs to the museum for an afternoon of engaging, high-quality family films in the Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium. While the event is for all ages, the full-length feature is recommended for ages 8 and up due to length. Admission is free. No registration required. There will be two film showings: “Best of the Fest: Kid Flix,” which is a series of shorts from the New York International Children’s Film festival geared toward the younger crowd, and “Welcome to the Space Show,” a full-length feature. During the 30-minute intermission between films (1:00 – 1:30 pm), families are invited to create funky spaceships inspired by the feature film.


TILE: Technology, Innovation, Leaders, Entrepreneurship meeting

March 22 at The University of Akron College of Business Administration, 6:30 pm

TILE meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at The University of Akron College of Business Administration (259 South Broadway Street). Meetings are at 6:30 pm and free.

The mission of TILE is to take motivated individuals and bolster their potential through the support of a vibrant community. With experience, collaboration and innovation, we help members articulate and accelerate their unique passion into an actionable strategy.


2016 Akron Antiquarian Book & Paper Fair

March 25 at John S. Knight Center, 10 am-4 pm

Approximately 40 dealers will be on-site, offering selections from the following:  “Old and Rare, Readable and Collectible, First Editions, Children’s Books, Americana, Maps, Prints, Illustrated Books, Mysteries, Science Fiction, Cookbooks, Civil War, Aviation, Art, Literature, Travel and more!” For more information, call 330-865-5831.


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P.J. O’Rourke and Carl Bernstein, “Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House”

March 31 at E.J. Thomas Hall, 7:30 pm

A thought-provoking and entertaining look at Washington and politics with two of the most respected and insightful writers of the last 50 years, this exciting program is a moderated conversation between Carl Bernstein (co-author of All the President’s Men and A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Clinton) and P.J. O’Rourke (author of On the Wealth of Nations, Republican Party Reptile, and weekly Daily Beast columnist). Carl and P.J. open the program with insightful and humorous remarks on the country’s most relevant political and economic developments, followed by 30 minutes of moderated discussion and banter. With equal parts candor and levity, Carl and P.J. give audiences a look at today’s most pressing political topics–from dysfunction on Capitol Hill to the road to the White House. The program concludes with a Q & A.


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Rubber City Rollergirls

March 5 at John S. Knight Center, 5 pm

Rubber City Rollergirls are Akron’s first roller derby team. They have been rolling rough since 2008. All their home games are played at John S. Knight Center. The next home game is Saturday, March 5. Doors open at 5 pm; game starts at 6 pm. For tickets, call 1-800-838-3006. For more info about the team, check out


Just Be Meditation Gathering

March 13 in Green, 12-2 pm

A meditation/mindfulness company started by Eden Kozlowski, Just Be Meditation has opened new doors at 1790 Town Park Blvd Suite D2 in Green, Ohio. As the only meditation studio in Summit County, Just Be Meditation helps individuals be more mindful about their lives through classes and community gatherings. To kick of the new studio, Just Be held a free spiritual gathering on Sunday, Feb 14. Visit the next spiritual gathering on Sunday, March 13 from 12-2 pm, and check out a new mural which will be painted by Miller South students Bayan Ahmad and Bella Zetts. Visit for more information.