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Akron/Newstead

Activities will span three days as the community celebrates Independence Day.

Thursday’s events will be held in Newstead’s Veterans Park, where a Kiddie Parade begins at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled for 10 p.m.

Brooklyn and Russell parks, in the village, will join Veterans Park Friday in hosting a full day of activities. A performance by the Akron Community Band begins at 8 p.m. in Russell Park.

It’s back to Veterans Park on Saturday, where another full day of activities begins with the Independence Day 5K run at 10 a.m. and concludes with a movie to be shown at 9 p.m.

Visit www.erie.gov/newstead and click on July 4th Celebration Information in the News and Events column.

This week:

• The Akron School Board will hold its reorganizational meeting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in Room H190, 47 Bloomingdale Ave. A special meeting will follow.