Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Date Event Description Time / Location

Cruisin’ with Mr. Chicken in Northfield Village

Every FRIDAY From 5:00pm - 8:00pm, now through September 26

Voted #1 by Cruisin’Times!!  See the classic cars every Friday evening at Mr. Chicken NORTHFIELD VILLAGE location, across from the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park.  Register & bring your own classic car and get special discounts!  Entertainment provided by DJ “Aloha Phil”!

Mr. Chicken
10710 Northfield Road
Northfield Village, OH

INFO 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Mr. Chicken - Northfield Village, OH

The Ohio Renaissance Festival

August 30th – October 19th, 2014
Saturdays, Sundays, & Labor Day Monday
10:30am – 6:00pm

The Ohio Renaissance Festival is Ohio’s Premier Family Event, celebrating 25 Glorious Seasons!  Queen Elizabeth and over 100 costumed characters welcome you to the authentically re-created 16th Century English village.  Enjoy nearly 100 shows daily, browsing over 140 world-class artisans in the Medieval Marketplace, hearty food and drynk fit for kings, and the amazing human powered rides and games of skill. There’s something for all ages!

Thrill… Feast… Watch… Shop… Explore… Enjoy!

Forget your cares and step back in time to this 30-acre re-created 16th Century English village and enjoy over 400 years of fun in a single day! The festival offers something for everyone featuring nearly 100 shows daily on 11 stages, over 135 unique arts and crafts shops, hearty food and drink, games of skill and human-powered rides to amuse all ages.

Over 150 costumed characters welcome you to the village! Rub elbows with Royalty as you cheer your favorite knight to victory in the thrilling Full-armored Tournament Joust. Welcoming you to a festive day in the village are dueling swordsmen, rowdy pirates, nobles, peasants, and daring jugglers.

The sprawling landscape is dotted with hundreds of unique shops in the Medieval Marketplace featuring many one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items. See time-honored crafts of glassblowing, stone carving, blacksmithing, leather tooling, boot making, and more demonstrated.

The air is filled with the scents and smells of the foods of the Renaissance period. Feast like Royalty on juicy, giant roasted turkey legs, fresh baked bread bowls overflowing with soups and stews, fish ‘n chips, steak-on-a-stake, succulent roasted corn on the cob.  There’s something for everyone’s taste buds!

Visitors of all ages will be amused by the games of skill and human-powered rides. Try your hand at archery and see if you’re a modern-day Robin Hood, or climb the castle tower and rescue the lovely damsel in distress.

Ohio Renaissance Festival
10542 East State Route 73
Waynesville, OH 45068
(513) 897-7000

INFO 10:30am – 6:00pm, Waynesville, OH

Pumpkin Village


Step back hundreds of years into time when kings ruled the land and knights fought for honor.  See it all at "Medieval Fest" 2014 right here on the property of Mapleside Farms!  You will have the chance to see authentic reenactments of medieval combating, including warrior armor, medieval tents, and artisans.  The entire family will enjoy the visualization of true medieval fighting with the sounds of metal swords striking metal armor.  There will be plenty of interaction between you the warriors.  The Harvest Barn will be open with "Bag your Own Apples", fresh apple cider, and other harvest produce from the farm.  Pumpkin Village will be open as well.  The excitement begins 10am on Saturday & Sunday, September 20th & 21st!
Help us honor our police, firefighters, Paramedics, military men and women & veterans.  This will be a special harvest weekend honoring those that keep us safe.  We will have all of our fall attractions open like our Hayrides, Corn Maze, Super Slide, Jumping Pillow and many other fall family fun activities.  If you are an active member of our public safety system, actively serving in the armed forces or a US Veteran, we would like to honor you with half off your admission for this weekend.  It's our way of thanking those that put their lives on the line to keep us safe.
October 4th & 5th Pumpkinfest - Ohios Largest, 25 acres Pumpkin Patch!  This weekend is to celebrate all things Pumpkin!  Try your hand at the art of carving a Jack-o-Lantern in our Pumpkin Carving Contest or take a pumpkin carving class.  If you’re feelin' hungry, sign up for the ultimate Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest.  No matter what you do, make sure you come pick out your own pumpkins to carve, decorate in the craft tent, and take home to enjoy for the holidays!

October 11th & 12th Family Fall Foliage weekend promises to be the most beautiful weekend of the season with a million brilliantly colored leaves painted across the most picturesque valley in Ohio.  You'll observe a 50 mile panorama of shimmering seasonal foliage giving way to Autumn's end.  And don't forget your camera so you can capture those phenomenal Fall scenes that are sure to amaze you.  There'll be fun family activities galore on this absolutely fantastic weekend!


October 17th, 18th & 19th we invite all Super Heroes and Princesses to join the fun on Super Hero / Princess Weekend.  Kids of all ages will want to wear their favorite super hero or princess costume and meet the 'REAL' characters themselves!  There'll be face painting, special contests including "Best Super Hero Costume", Super Hero baked goods and so much more!  You can see why this is going to be a SUPER MAGICAL weekend.
October 25th and 26th Spookyfest will haunt you on this family-friendly weekend with spooky story times, spooky movie night, spooky games and the spookiest flash light corn maze adventure you could ever imagine!  We’ll host a Halloween Costume Parade especially for the kids.  We highly encourage all the kids to dress up in their costumes and enjoy Pumpkin Village to the fullest.

November 1st & 2nd Pumpkin Smash Bonus weekend will be half off admission to Pumpkin Village, and half off bag your own apples!  We encourage people to bring down their jack o' lanterns and offer a few ways to destroy them.  We'll have big ole' sledge hammers, pumpkin bowling and the main attraction will be a trebuchet for launching them.  Come out amd smash a pumpkin or two while enjoying all the beauty late fall has to offer!

INFO Various, Mapleside Farms - Brunswick, OH

The Art of Marriage

Payment of $60 per couple must be received by Great Lakes Church of Amherst, two weeks prior to conference start date.  To futher complete your registration go to http://www.greatlakeschurch.net/#/discipleship/the-art-of-marriage.

This is NOT a free event.  For more information contact Laine Boffey at 440-308-6800 or via email at laine@greatlakeschurch.net.

Food Details: Friday - Snack will be provided

Saturday - Pastries in the morning, lunch, and snack in the afternoon will be provided

Child Care Details:  Childcare will not be provided

Overnight accommodations at an additional cost are available at:
5 Corners Bed & Breakfast
Hampton Inn & Suites
Ramada Inn

Join us for the Art of Marriage
- a two day, six video session program created by FamilyLife Ministry that combines dramatic stories, real-life testimonies, expert interviews, humorous vignettes and other teaching methods to lay out God’s design for marriage in a fresh, engaging way.  Guests attending the event are each provided a manual with projects to help them apply the principles taught in each session, augmented by dozens of articles and additional content to help them dive deeper.

God can turn any marriage into a masterpiece. Your marriage and the marriages around you are colored by personalities, passions and experiences. Making marriage work is a divinely inspired art form.

 - Love Happens: God's Purpose and Plan
 - Love Fades: Overcoming Isolation
 - Love Dances: Fulfilling Our Responsibilities
 - Love Interrupted: Communication and Conflict
 - Love Sizzles: Experiencing Real Intimacy
 - Love Always: Leaving a Lasting Legacy

The mission of FamilyLife is to build godly marriages and families that will change the world, one home at a time. It expands with our compassion for families in need of help, and for those the Bible calls helpless. Through our getaways, broadcasts, web site, and resources, we are seeing God rewrite the legacies of husbands, wives, and children everywhere.


Great Lakes Church of Amherst
600 Shupe Avenue
Amherst, OH  44001

INFO Various, Great Lakes Church of Amherst - Amherst, OH

Brooke Taylor at Marc’s Grand Opening

Marc’s is celebrating the GRAND OPENING of their new Kent location.  Join Brooke Taylor from the Fish Mom Squad from 4 - 6pm and start planning all your tailgate parties and fall celebrations with food & and goodies from Marc’s.

Catch up on the upcoming Mom Squad activities too!  There will be lots prizes on the Fish Prize Wheel, including CD’s from your favorite Fish artists while supplies last!  The first 10 people to see Brooke at Marc’s will get  a $25 gift card, courtesy of Marc’s!!

1600 South Water St.
Kent, OH  44240
(330) 676-1900

INFO 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Marc’s - Kent, OH

Len Howser at Opening of Left Behind

The theatrical release of "Left Behind" opens on Friday, October 3rd at Atlas Cinemas’ Midway Mall 8, Eastgate 10, and Great Lakes Stadium 16 locations.  For details, visit www.atlascinemas.net.  Len Howser will be live at the Atlas Cinemas Midway Mall 8 location on Friday, October 3rd from 4:00pm -6:00pm.  Stop by to spin the Fish prize wheel.

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Lea Thompson, Nicky Whelan, Jordin Sparks, Cassi Thomson

Millions of people disappear without a trace. All that remains are their clothes and belongings. In an instant, terror and chaos spread around the world. The vanishings cause unmanned vehicles to crash and burn. Planes fall from the sky. Emergency forces everywhere are devastated. Gridlock, riots and looting overrun the cities. There is no one to help or provide answers. In a moment, the entire planet is thrown into darkness. The Steele family is caught on the razors edge of that darkness. Ray Steele (Nicolas Cage) an airline pilot, struggles to calm and ultimately save the lives of passengers that remain on his flight while his daughter Chloe (Cassi Thomson) races to find her brother and mother, both of whom have disappeared. Based on the New York Times Best Seller.

Atlas Cinemas
Midway Mall 8
2650 Midway Mall
Elyria, OH  44035

INFO 4:00pm -6:00pm, Atlas Cinemas Midway Mall 8 - Elyria, OH

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's Akron Walk

This September and October you join 95.5 the FISH in partnership with Senior Helpers for Walk to End Alzeimers.  Walks are scheduled all throughout Northeast Ohio.  Click on www.alz.org/walk to find one nearest to you.  Walk to End Alzeimers is the nation's largest event to raise awareness & funds for Alzheimer's care, support & research.  Today there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and over 5 million Americans have the disease.  Show your support by forming or joining a team.  This is a great place to bring the whole family and put your best foot forward in support of a real team effort to help those amongst us who live with this disease every day.

University of Akron
Stile Athletics Field House
289 S. Union Street
Akron, Ohio  44325

INFO 9:00am, University of Akron - Akron, OH

The 5th Annual Race for Maggie’s Place

The 5th Annual Race for Maggie’s Place.  A 9K and 5K race design inside the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and 1-mile fun run/walk for families.  All proceeds benefit the Zechariah House.

Post-race refreshments will follow at the Primate Pavilion. Each paid Race registration includes a moisture-wicking t-shirt and free, all-day Zoo admission ticket, redeemable on Race day.

Register online at www.maggiesplace.org/mp9k/; online & pre-event registration closes Friday, Oct. 10 at noon.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland, OH  44109
(216) 661-6500

INFO 8:00am, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo - Cleveland, OH

Sara Groves Concert & Women’s Conference

Sara Groves will be performing live at The Chapel’s Akron Campus kicking off their Women’s Conference the next day where she will be leading worship.  The Friday evening concert is open to the public, men & women.  The Women’s Conference is themed "And Life Comes Back – Hope for Every Woman" and features keynote speaker and author Tricia Lott Williford.  For more information about Tricia, visit  http://tricialottwilliford.com.  

Tickets available through iTickets.  

Friday evening Concert:                      $25 in advance
                                                                 $30 at the door

Saturday Conference:                          $35 in advance
                                                                 $40 at the door

Combo (Conference & Concert):      $55 in advance only


The Chapel - Akron Campus
135 Fir Hill
Akron, OH 44304

INFO 7:00pm, The Chapel Akron Campus - Akron, OH

Equip2serve Ministry Conference

Malone University and the Ohio Christian Education Association (OCEA) announce conference tracks, workshops, and speakers for the Equip2serve Ministry Conference, scheduled for Saturday, October 25, from 8:00am - 6:00pm on the Malone University campus, located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton.  Keynote speakers will be Pastor Dwight Mason, NewPointe Community Church; and Bishop Joey Johnson, The House of The Lord.

For information, please visit http://www.malone.edu/equip2serve/

Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W
Canton, OH  44709
(800) 521-1146

INFO 8:00am - 6:00pm, Malone University - Canton, OH

Brooke at the Grand Opening of Cafe O'Play

Join Brooke Taylor for the Grand Opening of Cafe O'Play.  A cafe and play area for adults and kids!  Spin the Wheel Of Fish, win prizes!  Saturday, November 29th from 1:00pm-3:00pm at their Akron location.

Go to www.cafeoplay.com for more information.

Cafe O'Play
911 Graham Road #24
Stow, OH  44221

INFO 1:00pm-3:00pm, Cafe O'Play - Stow, OH