Feather your nest
Get the inspiration to spruce up your surroundings at the NARI Remodel Ohio Home Improvement Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Cleveland’s I-X Center.
Besides the usual vendor displays and stage presentation, the show includes a model home designed for occupants of all ages, rooms decorated by designers, a pool and spa show and a custom doghouse auction.
More information and a discount coupon are at www.remodelohio.org .
See legendary jazzman
Jazz-fusion legend Billy Cobham, whose resume includes touring and/or recording stints with icons such as Miles Davis, James Brown and Mose Allison, is coming to Akron. The “drummer’s drummer” was also a founding member of Mahavishnu Orchestra and will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his debut solo album, Spectrum, with his “Spectrum 40” band featuring Jerry Goodman, Dean Brown, Gary Husband and Ric Fierabracci at 8 tonight in Tangier. Tickets are $35-$70 and available www.thetangier.com .
Get into gardening
Dig into the idea of group gardening at So You Want to Start a Community Garden? — a free program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Akron-Summit County Public Library in downtown Akron.
The program will cover the basics of starting a community garden and the resources available to community gardeners.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Apple, cherry or berry?
Wednesday is National Pie Day.
It’s the perfect time to try out a new recipe. You’ll find plenty in the new book released by the American Pie Council, America’s Best Pies: Nearly 200 Recipes You’ll Love.
It’s filled with award-winning recipes from the council’s Crisco National Pie Championships, which have been held since 1995.
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly star in the Alfred Hitchcock classic To Catch a Thief, which will get a big-screen display at Cinemark Valley View at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday.
January is a great time to plan a warm vacation, especially if you have the winter blues.
Planning ahead can also be more economical as airfare is often less expensive than booking at the last minute.
And there’s a better chance that you will be able to book the weeks you want at a vacation spot, rather than being forced to take whatever is left.
To read reviews about the area, or hotel, you want to visit from other travelers, visit www.tripadvisor.com .