WEST AKRON — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County is encouraging residents to recycle their old cell phones. Recycling boxes are available at the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, and the park district’s administrative offices, 975 Treaty Line Road. The Visitors Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The administrative offices are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call (330) 865-8065.
BARBERTON — Marilyn Carpenter, of East Central Ohio Mensa, has scheduled a Mensa acceptance testing session for Sept. 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Barberton Library, 602 West Park Ave. There is a $40 fee payable at registration. For more information, contact Carpenter at (330) 538-3263 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone who has previously taken the Mensa-administered intelligence test may not repeat it but may submit other documentary evidence. American Mensa’s Web site, www.us.mensa.org, has more information.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The ACLU of Ohio, along with Equality Ohio and LGBTU, will present a two-part series examining the history of lesbian and gay experiences in the United States. On Oct. 1, “Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community” chronicles the experiences of homosexuals in America prior to three days of rioting in June 1969 that broke out after a raid of New York City’s Stonewall Inn. On October 22, “After Stonewall: From the Riots to the Millennium” follows struggles and triumphs of the gay rights movement following the riots. Both events will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the theater at the Akron-Summit County Main Library, 60 S. High St. The series is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, visit www.acluohio.org or call (216) 472-2220.