CLEVELAND: The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is hosting a free public symposium on green building.
The program, titled Building with Nature: A Symposium to Explore Frontiers of Green Building, Biomimicry and Architecture, will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 1 Wade Oval. Advance registration is required. To register, call 216-231-1177, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.cmnh.org/building.aspx.
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is holding a weekend program on mushrooms beginning Friday.
The program, titled All Things Mushroom, will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and end at noon Sunday. It is directed by author and mushroom expert Walt Sturgeon, chairman of the board of the Ohio Mushroom Society. Author-photographer John Plischke of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club is a speaker.
Participants will stay at the Stanford House in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
The program includes a mushroom foray at the Bath Nature Preserve in Bath Township.
The fee is $160 per person and includes lodging and meals. For reservations and more information, call 330-657-2796 ext. 100 or go to www.conservancyforcvnp.org.
Meet with Rodgers
STOW: Summit County Councilwoman Gloria Rodgers will host public office hours from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road.
She will be available to answer questions and hear concerns from constituents. She represents District 3, which encompasses Hudson, Stow, Silver Lake and part of Cuyahoga Falls.
For more details, call 330-643-2725.
BARBERTON: Summit County Councilman Tim Crawford will host public office hours from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the Barberton Public Library, 602 W. Park Ave.
He will be available to answer questions and hear concerns from constituents. He represents District 7, which encompasses Barberton, Norton, New Franklin, Clinton and parts of Coventry Township and Akron. For more details, call 330-643-2725.
WADSWORTH: The Wadsworth Public Library will host its annual pumpkin decorating contest during this year’s Scare on the Square on Oct. 25.
Carvers of all ages are invited to enter their decorated pumpkins for public judging and take part in the best-in-show category.
Pumpkins can be carved, painted or have paper and or other material fastened to them.
The winners of each category will receive a gift basket. The Best in Show will receive a $10 gift card. Entries are to be delivered to the Wadsworth Library Children’s Department between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 24. The pumpkins will be displayed for public viewing and judging at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Winners will be announced at 7:15 p.m. For more information, call the Wadsworth Library Children’s Department at 330-335-1295.