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2006 Football Schedule

Aug. 31 — 7 PM

Sept. 9 — TBA

Sept. 16 — TBA

Sept. 23— TBA

Sept. 30 — 7 PM

Oct. 7 — TBA

Oct. 14 — 4 PM

Oct. 284 PM

Nov. 4 — TBA

Nov. 11 — TBA

Nov. 184 PM

Nov. 24 — TBA

KSU Golden Flashes in Kent, Ohio

All games Eastern;
times tentative and subject to change

Bold indicates home game

Pedal To Make A Difference Bike and Hike Event,
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Fredfuller Park, Kent, Ohio

The Pedal To Make A Difference Bike-a-Thon is sponsored by the Pedal-with-Pete Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to raising money for cerebral palsy research. The Bike&Hike-a-Thon; begins and ends at Fred Fuller Park in Kent, Ohio. The bike route follows the paved Hike and Bike Trail for several miles, continues through lovely neighborhoods in Silver Lake and the historic town of Hudson in Summit County. Light refreshments and water will be available at the rest area on the long route and also at the start/finish line. Fred Fuller Park is located at 497 Middlebury Road off Route 59 on the west side of Kent. Start/Finish area will be at the Roy H. Smith Shelter.

Pedal with Pete in Kent, Ohio

Home Savings Concert Series

Home Savings Plaza Concerts are held at the corner of Main and Water Streets.
All concerts 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Rain date for most of the concerts will be the following Thursday.
For more information call Home Savings Bank at (330) 673-9827.

All concerts are FREE. Bring your own chair. Bring a friend.

Home Savings Concert Series

Kent Heritage Festival,
Saturday, July 2, 2005, Downtown Kent, Ohio
Downtown Kent, Ohio

This festival offers something for the entire family, including museum tours, all day music and entertainment, a classic car show, the Annual Jaycees Ducks Over the Falls River Race, arts and crafts, food, Pony Rides and more. The Heritage Festival opens at 8:00 AM with a 5K Road Race and concludes with a fireworks display. The event is organized by KUSO (Kent's United Services Organization, Inc.), a consortium of nine of Kent's leading service and business organizations. CARRIAGE RIDES ALL DAY!!!

Organized by KUSO (Kent's United Services Organization, Inc.),
a consortium of nine of Kent's leading service and business organizations.

Click to see a picture gallery from past festivals!

Kent Heritage Festival in Kent, Ohio

Art in the Park
September 10, 2005, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
September 11, 2005, Noon to 6:00 PM,
Fred Fuller Park, Kent Ohio

The twelfth annual Art in the Park celebration will be held September 11th and 12th in Fred Fuller Park, Kent's oldest and most scenic park. This unique event offers opportunities for enrichment and exploration of the arts. More than 50 artists and artisans will showcase and sell their work in a variety of media. Demonstrations in glassblowing. A variety of "hands-on" art experiences will be offered to children at no cost. Guest musicians will provide fine music, including Brad Bolton & Peggy Coyle (jazz), Kent Brass Quintet (classical), Ian, Alex & Russ / Galgozy & Ingersol (folk) and Flash in the Pan (KSU Steel Drum Band). Foster Brown will feature children's natrure songs. Merl Mollenkopf, strolling poet. The Society for Creative Anachronism will return with special demonstrations of medieval crafts, dancing and chivalric combat. As educational as it is fun, this two day celebration of the arts offers something for everyone.

Art in the Park is organized by Kent Parks and Recreation.

For information on this event call (330) 673-8897.

Kent's Annual Art in the Park


Art in the Park in Kent, Ohio

Black Squirrel Festival
September 9th, 2005 — from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Kent State University

Yes, those Squirrels are Black!
They were brought from Canada by Larry Woodell in the early 1950's. Mr Woodell released about a dozen pairs on campus, while serving as Superintendent of Maintenance for Kent State University. These unique tree climbers are honored every September at a PUBLIC EVENT at KSC Risman Plaza.

Black Squirrels of Kent, Ohio

Haunted Trail in Fredfuller Park
2 day event, October 21 & 22
Kent's Tail of Terror — Come witness Fred Fuller Park Friday and Saturday as it has been transformed into a trail of terror. You will be guided through the park and along the river on the most horrifying trip of your life. Recommended for ages 12 yrs and up. Fee: $4.00 per person

Kent's Cartoon Hayride
October 29
Kent's Cartoon Hayride for all those who want to enjoy Halloween without being spooked. We will be offering hayrides through Fred Fuller Park and along the way you will meet up with many friendly characters, Charlie Brown, Sponge Bob, Pikachu, and many more!! Each child will receive Halloween Treats throughout their trip through the park. Recommended for children under 12 yrs of age. Fee: $2.00/child; $1.00/adult

Organized by Kent Parks and Recreation.
For information on these events call 330-673-8897

Fright Night on Franklin Ave. in Kent, Ohio


Annual Celebration

Festival Of Lights
December 3, 2005, Downtown Kent, Ohio

The 10th annual Festival of Lights will be held Saturday, December 3, 2005 in downtown Kent. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with musical entertainment by the Kent Roosevelt Ace’s Choir. Santa will arrive
at 6:00 p.m. to light up the town and visit with all the girls and boys.

We encourage families to bring cameras for a photo with Santa. For those unable to visit with Santa, a letter writing station will be available. Free hot chocolate and doughnuts will be provided. The Kent Chamber of Commerce and the downtown merchants are again providing horse drawn carriage rides. Many local merchants are extending their business hours.

The Kent Historical Society Rowe Museum will be open.
  • Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  • Santa Arrives 6:00 p.m.
  • Carolers
  • Hot Chocolate & Donuts
  • Letters to Santa Workshop
  • FREE Carriage Rides in downtown Kent, Ohio

    Happy Holidays!

    This event is sponsored in part by the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Kent, Kent Jr. Mothers, Kent Jaycees, Kent Rotary, Kent Lions, Kent Kiwanis, and Kent area merchants.

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