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SEO Mobile Computer Lab Today-Nov. 17, Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 Market St. N.E. Computer classes being offered are: Computers for Beginners; Internet Searching; Digital Camera Basics; Microsoft Works; eBay; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Publisher; and Using the CFPL Web site. Free. 330-854-4148.
Pancake Breakfast Buffet 7:30-11 a.m. today, Manchester United Methodist Church, 5625 Manchester Road, New Franklin. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit and beverages. $5, $4 for children 12 or younger. 330-882-3396 or 330-882-4818.
A New Beginning 8 a.m. today, Riverside Kitchen, 610 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron. Breakfast and conversation for widows and widowers of all ages. 330-929-5430.
Waterfowl Walk 8 a.m. today. Meet at the Ira Trailhead off Riverview Road north of Ira Road in Cuyahoga Falls. The National Park Service and ranger Paul Motts are staging a fall bird walk to look for migrating waterfowl.
Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Lake Center Christian School, 12895 Kaufman Ave. $2. 330-877-2049.
Fall Bird Walk 9-11 a.m. today, Ohio State University's Secrest Arboretum at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. Meet at the arboretum pavilion on Williams Road. For beginners. Bring binoculars. 330-263-3761.
Fifth Annual Indoor Craft Sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Brunswick Community Recreation Center, 3637 Center Road, Brunswick. Discover handmade treasures with more than 40 vendors. Free. 330-273-8000.
Friends of Wadsworth Library Book Sale 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad St. 330-335-2604.
Health Fair 9 a.m. to noon today, First Christian Church, 6906 Market Ave., N., Canton. Co-sponsored by the Stark Carroll District Nurses Association and First Christian Church. Free.
Munroe Falls Hike 9 a.m. today. Meet at Brust Park off North Main Street (state Route 91), just north of the Cuyahoga River. The Portage Trail Walkers hiking club will hike on the Bike & Hike Trail to Kent. 330-678-6896.
Hudson Genealogy Study Group 9:30 a.m. today, Hudson Library & Historical Society, 22 Aurora St., Hudson. Tom Edwards, map librarian at Cleveland Public Library, will speak on Using Maps in Genealogy.
One Stop Shop Christmas Open House 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Riceland Flow Care, 875 Kidron Road, Kidron. Vendors and a bake sale. Lunch available.
Women's Day of Retreat 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Affirmation Ministries Sancta Clara Monastery, 4200 Market St. N., Canton. Topics: Understanding How Fear and Anger Can Be My Friends; Taking the Fear and Anger out of Fear and Anger; and Choosing Healthy and Loving Actions When Anger and Fear Come Along. $25. 330-305-1146 or 330-497-9772.
Christkindl Markt 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, the Canton Museum of Art, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Premier fine arts and crafts show. $6. 330-453-7666.
Community Anti-Terrorism Awareness Training 10 a.m. to noon today, Word of His Grace Fellowship, 110 E. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. C.A.T. EYES program teaches the indicators of terrorism and how to report them. Free. 330-928-9266.
Ellet Branch Library Book Sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Akron-Summit County Public Library Ellet branch, 2470 E. Market St., Akron. 330-724-2126 or http://www.akronlibrary.org.
Introduction to Online Patent Searching 10 a.m. to noon today, the Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Branch, 60 S. High St., Akron. Learn how to search the U.S. Patent & Trademark Web site. 330-643-9000.
Nature Walk 10 a.m. today. Meet at the Schumacher Valley area of Cascade Valley Metro Park, off Cuyahoga Street-Northampton Road on the Akron-Cuyahoga Falls border. Naturalist Danusia Casteel of Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, will lead a 1.2-mile nature walk to look at how animals prepare for winter. 330-865-8065.
Rootstown Chamber of Commerce Community Awareness Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Rootstown High School, 4140 State Route 44. Learn more about the community. Refreshments, children's activities, entertainment. Free.
Rubber City Stamp Club 88th Annual Exhibition and Bourse 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Conference Room, Akron General Health & Wellness Center, 4125 Medina Road, Bath Township. Free.
Second Annual Holiday Expo 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Chenoweth Country Club, 3087 Chenoweth Road, Akron. Admission: $1. 330-904-2924.
Urban Contemporary Line Dance Classes (beginners) 10 a.m.-noon today, Goodyear YMCA gymnasium, 110 Goodyear Ave. (park on Kelly Avenue and go through the double brown doors), Akron. $3 adults; $2 youth. Classes are ongoing. Wear comfortable soft-soled shoes and clothing. Dance to all kinds of music. Partner not needed. New dances taught monthly. 330-867-2093.
Quilting 101 10:30 a.m. today, Akron-Summit County Public Library Nordonia Hills Branch, 9458 Olde Eight Road, Northfield. Explore what this popular craft is about.
Backyard birds 11-11:45 a.m. today, Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. S.W., Wilmot. Feeding birds through the winter. 330-359-5235.
Friends of the Barberton Library Monthly Meeting 11 a.m. today, Barberton Public Library, 602 W. Park Ave., Barberton. Free.
Akron Branch of the American Association of University Women Meeting Noon today, LeFever's River Grille, 2291 Riverfront Parkway, Cuyahoga Falls. Stories about women from Myanmar, the former Burma, and how they and their families are adjusting to life in Akron. For reservations, call Charlene Fitzgerald at 330-922-0645 or e-mail at ODUGirlFitz@aol.com.
Book signing Noon today, Blue Heron Bookstore, 1593 Main St., Peninsula. Author/illustrator Kathleen Whitmer will sign Blue Boo. 330-657-2575 or http://www.blueheronbookstore.com.
Teen Movie Marathon Noon today, Barberton Public Library, 602 W. Park Ave. Free. Call 330-745-1194.
Meet the Author 1 p.m. today, Blue Heron Bookstore, 1593 Main St., Peninsula. Marianne Du Tout and her book, Crying with Cockroaches-Argentina to New York with Two Horses. 330-657-2575 or http://www.blueheronbookstore.com.
Raptors 1-3 p.m. today, Wild Bird Center, 130 W. Streetsboro Road (state Route 303), Hudson. Laura Jordan of the Medina Raptor Center with live birds. 330-655-2473.
Telescope Workshop 1-2 p.m. today, Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. S.W., Wilmot. Workshop on telescopes for families with youngsters in third grade and up. Includes making a simple telescope to take home. $5. Call 330-359-5235 for reservations.
Tyke Hike 1-3 p.m. today, Petros Lake Park off Perry Drive Southwest in Perry Township. 330-477-3552.
Adults and Teen Craft 2-4 p.m. today, Akron-Summit County Public Library Nordonia Hills branch, 9458 Olde Eight Road, Northfield. For adults and teens who want to get a jump on dressing up the holiday table. 330-467-8595.
Green Hike 2 p.m. today. Meet at Goodyear Heights Metro Park in East Akron off Newton Street. Learn how to be green on a 1.8-mile hike with naturalist Meghan Doran of Metro Parks, Serving Summit County. 330-865-8065.
Witch Hazel Walk 2-3:30 p.m. today. Meet at the Ledges Shelter off Truxell Road in Boston Township. Ranger-led witch hazel walk to admire the late bloomers.
All-You-Can-Eat Soup and Dessert 4-7 p.m. today, Akron First Church of the Brethren, 1812 Marigold Ave., Akron. $6; children under age 12, $4.
Akron Glass Works artist demos 6-11 p.m. today, Akron Glass Works, 106 N. Main St., Akron. Glass-blowing demonstrations. Free. 330-253-5888.
Polka Dance 6 p.m. to midnight today, Kuzman's, 1025 S. State St., Girard. Band: Jack Vasko. $10. 330-545-8521.
Underground Railroad 6-8 p.m. today, Howe Meadow, off Riverview Road in Cuyahoga Falls. The National Park Service and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad are offering a look at what life was like on the Underground Railroad for escaped slaves in the 1850s. There will be a 1.5-mile lantern hike and a short trip on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The hikes will depart every 30 minutes. Recommended for ages 14 and older. $10. 800-468-4070 for reservations.
Star Party 6:30 tonight, the Astronomy Club of Akron's observatory, Portage Lakes State Park, 5031 Manchester Road (state Route 93), New Franklin. Public open house and sky watch. 330-535-8009.
Contra Dance 7 tonight, Greentown Community Park Building, 9845 Cashner Road, Greentown. One String Short will perform. $7, $3.50 children under 18.
Bluegrass Saturday Nights 7-11 tonight, Homerville Community Center, state Route 301, Homerville. All pickers welcome; open stage and jam rooms. 330-416-2222.
Swing-a-Lings 8-10:45 tonight, Church of the Lakes United Methodist Church, 5944 Fulton Drive N.W., Jackson Township. $9 per couple members; $10 per couple nonmembers. 330-492-7559.
Ballroom Dancing 8:30 tonight, Sherwood Dance Club, 960 Jacoby Road, Copley Township. $6. 330-864-4484.
SUNDAY All-You-Can-Eat breakfast 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Acker-Moore Memorial Post, American Legion, 3733 Fishcreek Road, Stow. $5.25. 330-673-1608.
Browns vs. Steelers Tailgate Party Noon Sunday, Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Centre Drive, Wadsworth. Outdoor grill and televisions, heaters, corn-hole games, stadium peanuts, prizes and giveaways. 330-334-3663.
Orienteering 1 p.m. Sunday, Quail Hollow State Park, 13480 Congress Lake Road N.E., Lake Township. Beginners are invited to learn the sport in which you use a map and compass to negotiate a cross-country course. Meet at the Carriage House Nature Center at noon for registration and free instruction. Late starts permitted until 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Northeastern Ohio Orienteering Club. Bring whistles. $8. Go out as an individual or as a team. Call 330-877-6652.
Mother Earth 2 p.m. Sunday, Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, will present a program on giving love and healing energy to Mother Earth. 330-865-8065.
Winter Birds 2-4 p.m. Sunday, John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center, 1614 N. Daniel St., Alliance. Nature program about backyard winter birds. 330-823-7487.
Norton Hike 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Meet at Loyal Oak Park on Wadsworth Road (state Route 261) between Cleveland-Massillon Road and state Route 21. The Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet for a five-mile hike on roads in Norton, including a stop at Wolf Creek Winery. 330-733-3995.
Gorge Hike 3 p.m. Sunday. Meet in the Front Street parking lot in Cuyahoga Falls for a 1.8-mile hike on the Glens Trail at Gorge Metro Park on the Akron-Cuyahoga Falls border. 330-865-8065.
The Scottish American Society Meeting 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Main Library, Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. Topic of discussion will be Tracing Your UK Ancestors.
Nondenominational Bible Talks 4 p.m. Sundays during November, 8525 Friendsville Road, Lodi. Conducted by E. Kuck and Sandra Shaw. 330-887-1076.
Singles Group 6 p.m. Sunday, Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Broad Boulevard and Second Street, Cuyahoga Falls. All singles between the ages of 30 and 65 are invited for an evening of socializing and games. 330-928-4847.
Ballroom Dance Club 7-10 p.m. Sunday, Springlake Ballroom, 1200 Main St., Lakemore. $7. 330-733-0748.
Singles Dance 8 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Guy's Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. DJ plays Top 40 music for dancing. $7. 330-724-6373.