DOWNTOWN AKRON — “Participating in the Clinton Foundation’s Global Fight Against HIV/ AIDS” is the topic of the spring 2007 presentation for The University of Akron’s College of Business Administration (CBA) Social Responsibility Lecture Series. The guest speaker will be attorney Stephen Petras Jr., who will speak April 11 at 1:45 p.m. in CBA Room 120.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — Jack Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, will give a talk on “Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age” April 13 at 3 p.m. at The University of Akron Martin University Center, 105 Fir Hill. The event is free and open to the public.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — On April 18-19, the Children’s Concert Society will present the Akron Lyric Opera performing “Little Red Riding Hood” at the Akron Civic Theatre. The program is for second- and third-graders and is open to all public, private, parochial and home-school groups. Performances will be at 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. both days, and tickets are still available for the Thursday afternoon performance. The cost is $5 per child, with accompanying adults admitted for free, but reservations are required. Call CCS at (330) 972-2504 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information or reservations.
JACKSON — The Kent State University Stark Campus Music Department will host a Scholarship Audition Day for qualified students planning to major in music at Kent State Stark during the 2007-08 academic year. Auditions will take place April 14 beginning at 9 a.m. in Room 101 of the Fine Arts Building, 6000 Frank Ave. N.W. Students will be required to take a theory placement test and to perform with their musical instrument or voice. Audition applications and requirements are available from the Web site www.stark.kent.edu/music or by contacting the Music Department at (330) 244-3360. The deadline for applications is April 11 at 5 p.m. To schedule an audition time or for information, call Dr. Grutzmacher at (330) 535-3377, ext. 53360.
GREEN — The Green Local Schools District is hosting kindergarten registration for students starting school in the 2007-08 school year. Children must be age 5 before Aug. 1. Students may be registered online at www.greenlocalschools.org via the “Kindergarten Registration” link. A postcard to be sent by mail will include information regarding required documentation and a day/time for a conference to take place May 15-22. Half-day/full-day kindergarten options will be discussed at the conference. Registration for Safety City (offered through the Summit County Sheriff’s Office) also is available through the kindergarten registration link by clicking on “Safety City Registration.”
HARTVILLE — Lake Center Christian School, 12895 Kaufman Ave. N.W., will host its first Tiger 5K and One-Mile Fun-Run April 28. Registration for the 5K is $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the event; registration for the Fun-Run is $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the event. The Fun-Run will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Tiger 5K at 9 a.m. Also, a pancake breakfast benefiting the senior high school class trip will begin at 7 a.m. and end at 11. Tickets are $6 for adults or $4 children for ages 12 and younger. The race will start and end on the Lake Center campus. To register for this event, visit www.lakecenterchristian.org, or call (330) 877-2049 for more information.
GREATER AKRON — The 2007 Ohio Energy Project Bookmark contest, with the theme “Renewables: The New Energy Generation,” developed by the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC), is under way. The contest is open to all Ohio students in grades four through 12, and schools should have received information on the contest. Students are asked to draw a picture that pertains to solar, wind, hydro and/or other renewable energy sources. Along with the design, students must submit an essay of no more than 250 words expanding on the theme depicted in their picture. The deadline for submissions is early March, with the winner to be announced at the end of the month, and an awards ceremony to take place May 15 at Capital University. The bookmarks will be distributed to help educate others about renewable energy sources. For more information, visit the OCC’s Web site at www.pickocc.org and follow the bookmark link on the front page.
HARTVILE — Lake Center Christian School’s 21st annual Benefit Auction will take place May 12 at 9:30 a.m. Items such as vacation packages, golf packages, quilts, sporting event tickets and more will be available. A preview of the items will take place May 11 at 4 p.m. and include a “Soup ‘N’ Salad” event. For more information or to donate an item to the auction, visit www.lakecenterchristian.org or call (330) 877-2049.
GREATER AKRON — Qualified high school students have the opportunity to spend an academic year, three-month program or summer holiday in Europe, Asia, North or South America, New Zealand, Australia or South Africa as part of the ASSE International Student Exchange Program. Students ages 15-18 may qualify on the basis of academic performance, character references and a genuine desire to experience life abroad with a volunteer host family. Students need not have learned a foreign language prior to program participation, as they will receive language and cultural instruction as part of the ASSE program. ASSE students attend regular high school classes. ASSE also provides international opportunities for American families to host students from Europe, the republics of the former Soviet Union, South America, Asia, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Students and families interested in receiving more information may call (800) 736-1760 or visit www.asse.com.