Cleveland Metroparks Zoo — Admission to the zoo and RainForest, 3900 Wildlife Way, will be free on Thanksgiving Day. The zoo will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and visitors can watch the animals enjoy special holiday treats during enrichment demonstrations. The zoo is easily accessible from interstates 71, 90 and 480. www.clemetzoo.com or 216-661-6500.
Pet Blessing — Unity Chapel of Light, 503 Northwest Ave., Tallmadge, will hold a pet blessing ceremony 2-3 p.m. Nov. 17 on the patio of its fellowship hall. All animals are welcome and must be on leashes or in carriers or cages. All animals will receive a pet blessing certificate as a keepsake. Deceased pets will receive “absentee blessings” at the service and their names will be read. Call the church office for absentee forms at 330-928-2108.
Editor’s note: Kathy Antoniotti’s column does not appear today. It will return.