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Chocolate Walk -- Kent, OH

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The Kent Chocolate Walk hosted by Main Street Kent has been going on for the last few years, but we've always had another event. This year due to there being so many interested participants the website kept crashing on the day to buy tickets and I happened to snag one when there were about 20 left.

Think of the Kent Chocolate Walk like adult trick or treating with no costumes, you walk from business to business picking up chocolate which gives you an opportunity to explore places in Kent you might not have previously visited. In our case it also helped provide some additional traffic to Kent businesses on a rainy, cold February day -- we stopped at both Tree City Coffee & Pastry for coffee and Belleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant for a slice of pizza after we were done at the Chocolate Walk.

For the 2018 Chocolate Walk the following businesses participated:
-Belleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant -Bent Tree Coffee Roasters -Carnaby Street Style -Cracked Escape** -Downtow…

Kurent Jump -- Cleveland, OH

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We attended the 2018 Kurent Jump after learning about the event last year during the 2017 Kurentovanje at the Slovenian National Home. In addition to the Kurent Jump, there are events all week long leading up to Kurentovanje. The Cleveland Kurentovanje Facebook page is the best place to stay up to date on the information for each event. While Kurentovanje itself is always hosted at the Slovenian National Home on St. Clair Avenue, the Kurent Jump is hosted at a different local business each year. This year the event was hosted in collaboration with Skidmark Garage and Ingenuity Fest.

The Kurent Jump is the debut of the Kurents and takes place on Friday night directly before the festivities kick off on Saturday. Essentially, the Kurent jump is a party centering around the Kurents. Kurentovanje originated in Ptuj, Slovenia about 55 years ago. The event always takes place before Mardi Gras and in Slovenia Kurentovanje draws 100,000 people yearly with 800 Kurents marching in the processio…

Yoga & Brunch at the Barrel Room -- North Canton, OH

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Two weeks ago we were invited to a yoga and brunch class by friends. The class was taught by 6th Street Yoga based in downtown Canton, the location was the Barrel Room in North Canton, and brunch with provided by Bringing Abundance who has been recently serving up bar snacks on select evenings at the Barrel Room (as well as other places throughout Canton).

Our group frequently does yoga, so we were pretty prepared for the yoga class. 6th Street Yoga opened in 2016 and is aptly named as their studio location is on 6th Street in the Canton Arts District. In addition to their studio classes, the teachers travel around the Canton area to places like the Barrel Room; The Canton Brewing Company; Jen's Place; and Sandy Spring's Brewing Company holding various brunches and brewery yoga events. These events all seem to sell out and the one we attended sold out ten days before the class, so make sure to act fast.

Our one hour class was taught by Topaz, I found it enjoyable. As someone …