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4/17/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron

GREEN — Release Yoga, a hot yoga studio located at 880 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, has announced The Modern Electric, a local band from Cleveland, as its celebrity guest at the Vinyl Vinyasa class taking place April 27 to raise money for PAWSibilities®, Humane Society of Greater Akron. The class, offered for a $5 donation, is suitable for all levels of yoga students, according to studio officials. The Modern Electric’s new self-titled album will be played during the flow class. The Vinyl Vinyasa class will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Modern Electric will bring T-shirts and will be available to sign autographs after class. For more information, visit www.releaseyoga.com.


Drink Local. Drink Tap

CLEVELAND — Drink Local. Drink Tap.™ (DLDT™) — a Cleveland-based not-for-profit organization working to connect people to their local watershed — in partnership with Cleveland Metroparks and Pure Water Technology, will present 4 Miles 4 Water. This inaugural event is an educational and recreational zero-waste event taking place May 10 at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park’s Lakefront Reservation, 8701 Lake Shore Blvd. 4 Miles 4 Water will focus on the awareness of clean and safe drinking water locally, as well as globally. Proceeds will support DLDT’s work in Northeast Ohio and abroad. Highlights will include a 4-mile run/1-mile walk, music by reggae artist Carlos Jones, local food trucks and a beer and wine garden. Additionally, attendees will be encouraged to participate in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most people carrying water jugs on their heads. The current record is 474. Registration will begin at 3 p.m. for the walk, as well as the world record attempt, at 4:45 p.m. and the run at 5 p.m. Awards will be given at 6:30 p.m., and the concert will be at 7 p.m. The preregistration fee is $30, or $25 if registrants use only reusable water bottles and no disposable plastic bottles (use discount code DRINKTAP4LIFE before April 22). The race-day registration fee is $35. Online registration is available at www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/4miles4water. In lieu of a T-shirt (which takes as much as 700 gallons of water to produce, according to event officials), registered participants will receive a stainless steel water bottle. DLDT also will provide virtual swag “bags” for participants. In addition, to educate the community about water issues, DLDT will feature an audio file, educational signage, water and sustainability focused vendor booths and hands-on activities. For more information, call 216-623-9933 or visit www.drinklocaldrinktap.org/activism/join-4m4w/.


Oak Clinic for Multiple Sclerosis

MERRIMAN VALLEY — The Third Annual Oak Clinic MS Benefit fundraiser will take place June 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. at The Getaway Pub, 1462 N. Portage Path. The dinner and music show, honoring the late Getaway Pub chef Tracy “Tray” Dodridge, will feature a spaghetti dinner, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. The cost is $15 per person. To make a reservation, contact Sarah at 330-867-8700 or TheGetaway7800@yahoo.com.


Hattie Larlham

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Hattie Larlham and special events company Over the Edge will give thrill-seekers the opportunity to rappel the PNC Center building at Cascade Plaza Aug. 30. Sponsored by Cascade Plaza Associates LLC, the Akron RubberDucks and the city of Akron, Over the Edge raises funds for people with developmental disabilities at Hattie Larlham. Those interested can create an online fundraising page where supporters can pledge. The first 100 fundraisers to raise a minimum of $1,500 will earn a spot to rappel 22 stories down the outside of the PNC Center building. For information on sponsorships or to create a fundraising page, visit www.hattielarlham.org. Over the Edge requires every rappelling site to have a comprehensive site inspection and safety plan completed. Over the Edge employs certified industrial rope specialists to train and prepare participants the day of the event, according to organizers. For more information about Over the Edge, contact Tonnie Alliance at 330-274-2272, ext. 3069, or at tonnie.alliance@hattielarlham.org.

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