Paddington, the Bear who originally came from Peru, traveled all the way over from London, England to visit the County of Summit. Since he was early for his movie premiere, he decided to stop and see us. During his visit he wanted us to capture his Friday journey while walking through the County buildings. Here are some of those moments...
Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) has brought back the famous Market at Lock 3. Starting now until September 11th, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Fridays (no market on July 3rd and 10th) DAP will have fresh produce, handmade crafts and more available to all from local vendors.
When you purchase your produce, you get the produce of the week, weekly recipe card through the Everday Health program. If you sign-up for the program and come each week, you'll be entered to win prizes. After the 5th visit, you'll get a free reuasable produce bag. To sign-up for Everyday Health or for more information, contact DAP.
To add to the excitement and activities at Lock 2, the pickle and salsa contest is back for another year. On August 14th there will be a pickle contest, which categories include dill, sweet, spicy and other (any other pickled vegetable). The salsa contest will follow, on September 4th with its mild and mellow, get spicy salsa, fruity salsa and a surprise category.
Go to Downtown Akron Partnership, for more information and those vendors participating this year.
The 6th Annual Summit for Kids Symposium will be held on Friday, August 14th starting at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 4:00 p.m. It will be held at the Downtown Akron, Akron-Summit County Public Library. This is a great opportunity for continuing education credit hours. To get more information, click here.
The Summit for Kids festivities will continue on Saturday. The big event will be on August 15th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the John S. Knight Center in Dowtown Akron. For more information, go to the SFK website.
THE FOURTH ANNUAL - ART FOR THE PEOPLE
Artists and groups of artist are asked to enter an original piece of work for the Fourth Annual Akron Art Prize. Applications are being accepted now through July 17, 2015. Artist must be 18-years or older by September 5, 2015. There is a $25 entry Fee.