Ohio’s first bicycle film festival coming to Akron

What: REEL Cycling Film Festival Where: Highland Square Theatre, 826 W. Market St., Akron When: 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 4. Doors opens at 1:30. Why you should go: The festival aims to showcase some of the world’s best short films with bicycle themes, according to a news release from its organizers, the NorthEast Ohio Safe Trails & Roads initiative. Their goal is to “build a greater … Continue reading Ohio’s first bicycle film festival coming to Akron

Civil War Days ushers folks back to mid-1800s at park near Vermilion

A second annual Civil War Days offers a glimpse into a fully costumed and outfitted era with soldier encampments 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22-23 at Mill Hollow Park of Vermilion River Reservation. The family-friendly event will help youngsters see and experience an authentic soldiers’ encampment while learning about the war. Demonstrations include period cooking, photography, medicine, uniforms, other clothing, artillery fire demonstrations, drinking … Continue reading Civil War Days ushers folks back to mid-1800s at park near Vermilion

Ohio Statehouse ready for Halloween season tours

COLUMBUS >> The Ohio Statehouse is preparing for its annual ghostly celebration of state history and legend. Ticket sales are underway for the Haunted Statehouse tours, featuring staff members and costumed volunteers leading visitors on a family-friendly excursion through the state capital’s dimly lit limestone corridors. This year’s event includes an updated tour route, new stories and what the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board calls “recently found evidence … Continue reading Ohio Statehouse ready for Halloween season tours

Horse-drawn hay wagon rides and corn maze planned at Carlisle Reservation

It’s all about togetherness in the outdoors as Lorain County Metro Parks presents horse-drawn hay wagon rides and a corn maze. The rides happen from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 15 through Oct. 7 at the Equestrian Center of Carlisle Reservation at 13630 Diagonal Road in LaGrange. Also, a special Friday evening Sunset Celebration, including fall hay wagon rides and corn … Continue reading Horse-drawn hay wagon rides and corn maze planned at Carlisle Reservation

Great Lakes Surf Festival set for Aug. 18 in Michigan

Surf’s up at Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon, Michigan, next month. The first ever Great Lakes Surf Festival on Aug. 18 is expected to draw thousands of surfers, boardheads, artists and yogis, according to a news release. The event is the brainchild of Michigan resident Joe Bidawid (one of the most influential and recognizable Great Lakes water athletes) and will provide an activity-filled date for water enthusiasts … Continue reading Great Lakes Surf Festival set for Aug. 18 in Michigan