Wildflower walk — The Stark County Park District is conducting a wildflower walk at 6 p.m. at Walborn Reservoir. Meet at the Reeder Avenue NE Trailhead in Marlboro Township. 330-409-8096.
Wild doings — The Wilderness Center at 9877 Alabama Ave. SW in Sugar Creek Township is holding a home-schooled class on reptiles and amphibians from 10 a.m. to noon. Dress for the weather. Adults must accompany children. $5 per child; adults free. Advance sign up is required. Program on reptiles and amphibians for Wilderness Sprouts (3 to 6 years old) at 1 p.m. and a nature walk for all ages at 2 p.m. Special walk and story, The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be continued 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 1-877-359-5235 or www.wildernesscenter.org.
Extreme athletes — Author Payge McMahon will speak on a seven-day, 167-mile, self-supported footrace in northern Arizona and southern Utah, in the Cuyahoga Valley Lyceum lecture series. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Happy Days Lodge off state Route 303 in Boston Heights. $6, $3 children 3 to 12. Advance tickets are available by calling 330-657-2909. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Wine train — The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is running a wine train with red and white blends from 7 to 9 p.m. Meet at the Boston Mill Station off Riverview Road north of Peninsula in Boston Township. For ages 21 or older. $57-$92. Advance reservations required. 800-468-4070 or www.cvsr.com.
Trail cleanup — Volunteers are needed from 1 to 5 p.m. on the Tree Farm Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Meet at Horseshoe Pond off Major Road in Boston Township. Wear sturdy boots and bring a small pack with lunch, water and work gloves. 216-407-6936.
Bird walk — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is holding a spring bird walk at 7:30 a.m. at Firestone Metro Park. Meet naturalist Pat Rydquist at the Tuscarawas Meadows Area off Harrington Road in South Akron. Binoculars are recommended. 330-865-8065 or www.summitmetroparks.org.
Sand Run hike — The Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club is holding a 6-mile hike on the Sand Run Jogging Trail at 2 p.m. Meet at the Wadsworth Area off Sand Run Parkway in northwest Akron. 330-923-6371.
Red Tail talk — The University of Mount Union’s John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center is hosting a program on American Indians and horses by Red Tail from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The center is on Dan Street in Washington Township. 330-823-7487.
Park concert — The musical group Comas, known for Celtic music, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Happy Days Lodge off state Route 303 in Boston Heights. $17, $5 children 3 to 12. Advance tickets are available until 3 p.m. Friday by calling 330-657-2909, ext. 100. The doors open at 7 p.m.
Junior Rangers — Cuyahoga Valley National Park is presenting a Junior Rangers program on bugs for ages 7 to 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and a program on air for ages 4 to 6 at the same time. Free. Junior Rangers will get together from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Ledges Shelter off Truxell Road in Boston Township. Swearing-in ceremony at 1 p.m. To register, call 800-642-3297, ext. 100. Call for reservations, locations and information.
Spring hike — The National Park Service is holding a spring hike of five miles on the Plateau Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at the Oak Hill Trailhead off Oak Hill Road in Boston Township.
Bird walk — Volunteer Dwight Chasar will direct a bird walk to search for early arriving yellow-throated warblers from 8 to 10 a.m. in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Meet at the Station Road Bridge Trailhead off Riverview Road in Brecksville.
Zoom art — Artwork on nature in zoom mode by the Crooked River Gang, a group of local artists, will be featured in an exhibit at the M.D. Garage in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1556 Boston Mills Road, Boston Township. Continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Pull invasives — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is seeking volunteers to pull invasive garlic mustard from 9 a.m. to noon at Goodyear Heights Metro Park. Meet in the Pioneer Area off Frazier Avenue in East Akron. Advance sign-up is required. Dress for off-trail work and bring a hat, work gloves, snack and water. Adults must accompany anyone under 16 years old. 330-865-8065 or www.summitmetroparks.org.
Pie-iron hike — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is staging a breakfast with pie-iron cookery and a hike at 8 a.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park off Newton Street in East Akron. Advance sign-up is required and participants must contribute to the feast. 330-865-8065 or www.summitmetroparks.org.
Waterfowl walk — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is holding a waterfowl walk for young birders at 1 p.m. at Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road, Springfield Township. 330-865-8065 or www.summitmetroparks.org.
Healthy hike — The Medina County Park District is holding a healthy hike from 9 to 11 a.m. in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Meet at Deep Lock Quarry Metro park off Riverview Road in Peninsula. Dress for the weather with appropriate footwear. For ages 10 to adult. 330-722-9364.
Underground Railroad — Hale Farm and Village at 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath Township, will host a program on the Underground Railroad. Tours will depart every 20 minutes from 6 to 8:20 p.m. Tickets are $20. Reservations are suggested. 330-666-3711, ext. 1720, or email@example.com.
Sheep blessing — The Spicy Lamb Farm in Peninsula will bless its sheep from noon to 2 p.m. with bagpipes and a border collie demonstration. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 For more information and directions, visit www.thespicylamb.com.
Furnace Run hikes — The Portage Trail Walkers hiking club will meet at 9 a.m. for a three-mile hike at Furnace Run Metro Park off Townsend Road in Richfield Township. That will be followed by a 1-mile hike on the nearby Daffodil Trail. 330-673-6896.
Park cleanup — The Cascade Locks Park Association is seeking volunteers from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to spruce up the park off West North Street near downtown Akron. 330-374-5625.
Kids’ fishing — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is holding a fishing program for children 15 or younger from 1 to 3 p.m. on Little Turtle Pond in Firestone Metro Park, 2400 Harrington Road, South Akron. A few rods and reels will be available. Bait provided. Adults are not permitted to fish. 330-865-8065 or www.summitmetroparks.org.
Cardio hike — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is staging a cardio hike of 3.2 miles on difficult terrain with a vigorous pace at 9 a.m. at Hampton Hills Metro Park. Meet at the main trailhead off Akron-Peninsula Road in North Akron. Bring water. 330-865-8065 or www.summitmetroparks.org.
Park concert — Fiddler-violinist Ed Caner will stage a concert with national champion flatpicking guitarist Robin Kessinger at 7 p.m. at the Hines Hill Conference Center, 1403 W. Hines Hill Road, Boston Township. $8. The facility is not wheelchair accessible.
Bike Aboard! — The National Park Service is staging a train ride, followed by a 7-mile hike. Meet at 11:15 a.m. at the Brecksville Station to board the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train. $3.
Wildflower walk — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is holding a naturalist-led wildflower walk at 2 p.m. in the Oxbow Area of Cascade Valley Metro Park, off Cuyahoga Street in North Akron. 330-865-8065 or www.summitmetroparks.org.
Forest floor — The Medina County Park District is presenting a nature program looking at life on the forest floor at 3 p.m. at Plum Creek Park North off Plum Creek Parkway in Brunswick Hills Township. For ages 7 to adult. 330-722-9364.
Boston Heights hike — The Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. at the Bike & Hike Trail Trailhead off state Route 303, west of state Route 8 in Boston Heights, for a 5-mile hike. 330-923-6371.
Skywalk walk — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, and the Summit County Historical Society are sponsoring a walk through Akron’s downtown skywalks at 11:30 a.m. Meet at the Akron History Exhibit at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. 330-865-8065 or www.summitmetroparks.org.
Pull invasives — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is seeking volunteers to pull invasive garlic mustard from 9 a.m. to noon at Hampton Hills Metro Park. Meet at the trailhead off Akron-Peninsula Road north of West Bath Road in North Akron. Advance sign-up is required. Dress for off-trail work and bring a hat, work gloves, snack and water. Adults must accompany anyone under 16 years old. 330-865-8065 or www.summitmetroparks.org.
Weekday walkers — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is holding a weekday walk at 10 a.m. at Silver Creek Metro Park off Medina Line Road in Norton. Meet in the Big Oak Area. 330-865-8065 or www.summitmetroparks.org.
Audubon talk — Judy Semroc will speak on The Importance of Pollinators: A Photographic Primer at 7 p.m. when the Greater Akron Audubon Society meets. The program will be in the Mingo Shelter off Sand Run Parkway in Sand Run Metro park in northwest Akron. 330-645-0953 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bird with naturalist — Stark County Park District will hold a birding program at 6:30 p.m. at Fry Family park near East Sparta. 330-409-8096.
Nature drawing — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is holding a nature drawing class for adults at 1 p.m. at Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Bring pencils and a sketchbook. Beginners are welcome. Advance sign-up is required. 330-865-8065 or www.summitmetroparks.org.
Brown-bag concert — Singer-songwriter Colin John will entertain from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mustill Store off West North Street near downtown Akron. Bring your own brown-bag lunch or buy snacks at the store. 330-374-5625.
Bath hike — The Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Bath Nature Preserve off Ira Road in Bath Township for a 5-mile hike. 330-923-6371.
Nature walk — The Medina County Park District is staging a nature walk at 10 a.m. at River Styx Park off River Styx Road in Guilford Township. 330-722-9364.
Spring walk — The Secrest Arboretum at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center outside Wooster will host a guided spring walk from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Meet at the Seaman Orientation Plaza at 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster Township.
Green canal — The Stark County Park District is presenting a look at how green the old Ohio & Erie Canal was on a walk at 1 p.m. on the Towpath Trail at Lock 4 Park in Lawrence Township. 330-409-8096.
Bob Downing can be reached at 330-996-3745 or bdowning at the beaconjournal.com.