ADVENTURES AWAIT

  • Beboppin' Through the Falls and Hot Roddin' with Dad

    by Roger Riddle | Jun 15, 2018

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    Weekend of June 15 - June 17, 2018

    Itinerary 1: Beboppin' Through the Falls

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    Bebop on the Block – June 15

    • A celebration of local jazz music
    • Music, kids' activities, and local food and retail vendors
    • At the Cuyahoga Falls Pavilion & Amphitheater in downtown Cuyahoga Falls

    BeBop on the Block

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    Crave Cantina

    • Globally inspired tacos
    • Quality ingredients / chef driven / worldly flavors
    • Also offering appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees and more
    • Craft cocktails and beers

    Crave Cantina

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    Metropolis Popcorn

    • Over 50 flavors of Ohio-grown gourmet popcorn
    • Sweet as well as savory flavors
    • Also offering other hand-crafted desserts

    Metropolis Popcorn

     

    Itinerary 2: Hot Rods with Dad

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    Stan Hywet Car Show – June 17

    • 61st annual Classic, Antique & Collector Car Show presented with the Ohio Region Classic Car Club of America
    • 400 classic, antique and collector cars manufactured from 1915-1993
    • This year there's a special British Invasion Class and the Inner Circle returns after a one-year hiatus

    Stan Hywet

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    Arnies Public House

    • Great Sunday brunch menu
    • Regular menu takes bar and grill favorites and gives them creative flair
    • Full bar in case dad decides he’d like a drink

    Arnie's Public House

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    Reverend Horton Heat at Musica

    • Long time rockabilly and greaser favorite
    • Known for the songs Psychobilly Freakout, It’s Martini Time, and Galaxy 500 among others
    • Joined by special guests Big Sandy

    Reverend Horton Heat at Musica

     


  • Four Things to do with Dad on Father's Day in Greater Akron

    by Roger Riddle | Jun 13, 2018
    I mean yeah, you could take dad to brunch on Father's Day but be honest - is that really what he wants or is that what you and mom want?

    Dad should have some fun on Father's Day, so I have four things to do with dad on Father's Day in Greater Akron!  

     
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    Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

    • Purchase one adult or children's coach ticket and dad rides free
    • On Saturday, June 16, kids can create a special artistic gift for dad while they are riding the train
    • Have a drink and appetizers with with dad aboard the train
    • Enjoy a BBQ pulled pork, fried chicken, or pasta primavera lunch with dad while aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

    Choo-choo! Learn more about all the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad events here.

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    Car Show at Stan Hywet

    • 61st annual Classic, Antique & Collector Car Show presented with the Ohio Region Classic Car Club of America
    • 400 classic, antique and collector cars manufactured from 1915-1993
    • This year there's a special British Invasion Class and the Inner Circle returns after a one-year hiatus

    Vroom vroom! More info on the car show.

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    Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt at Summit MetroParks Liberty Park

    • Find fun objects in nature with dad
    • Groups who find all the objects will win a prize, while supplies last
    • 1-3pm at the Liberty Park Nature Center

    Ooo! I found some more info over here!

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    Akron Zoo

    • Free Admission for all dads and grandads
    • See new Siberian musk deer and red-breasted geese
    • Meet the newest snow leopard, Tai Lung

    Can we take it home with us dad?

     

     

  • Siberian Musk Deer and Red-Breasted Geese take Akron by storm!

    by Roger Riddle | May 24, 2018

    The Akron Zoo welcomes new species.

    And we are already in love with them!

    The Akron Zoo recently welcomed a new species, Siberian musk deer, now on exhibit. The two musk deer arrived from the Bronx Zoo in New York. The male deer, named Vlad, is three years old and was born on June 10, 2015. The female, Anastasia, is also three years old and was born on June 26, 2015.

    And they're so beautiful!

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    Isn't it cute?


    And the Siberian Musk Deer isn't the only new animal you can see at the Akron Zoo. They are on exhibit with red-breasted geese, which are birds native to Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and surrounding countries. Red-breasted geese are listed as “vulnerable” by IUCN Red List, however the reason for their decline is unknown. 

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    Now I can't wait for my next trip to the zoo to see Vlad, Anastasia, and the geese!

    Luckily, the Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and admission is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $9 for children (ages 2-14). Children under two are free and parking is $3. For more information visit www.akronzoo.org or call (330) 375-2550.