Malone University Creative Writing Series presents Jennifer Miller — 4:30 p.m. today in Carrell Library, 2600 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton. Jennifer Miller is author of The Year of the Gadfly and Inheriting the Land. Free. 330-471-8239.
Ladies Night Out — 5-8:30 p.m. today, 2nd April Gallery and Studios, 324 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton. Browse through more than 20 independently owned and operated studios and galleries that will be open and serving snacks and special beverages. Raffles, music, chair massages and reflexologists ($1 a minute) will be on hand. Half of $5 admission will go to the Domestic Violence Project Inc. For more information, call 330-451-0924 or go to www.secondapril.org.
Author Visit — 6:30 tonight at Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 Market St. NE. Mike Johnson will discuss his latest book, Long Journey to Destiny. To register, call 330-854-4148, ext. 306.
Living History Series — 7 tonight at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road, Stow. Former Navy SEAL Christopher Mark Heben will discuss his training and deployment and his work with Wildlife Works in Kenya. Free. Registration requested, go to www.smfpl.org.
Author Visit — 7 tonight at Lake Forest Country Club, 100 Lake Forest Drive, Hudson. Lisa and Laura Roecker will celebrate the release of their second book, The Lies That Bind. 330-653-2252.
Seventh annual Fabulous Food Show — 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at I-X Center, 1 I-X Center Drive, Cleveland. Featuring: Michael Symon, Guy Fieri, Anne Burrell, “Sandwich King” Jeff Mauro, Jacques Pepin and more. More information at www.fabulousfoodshow.com.
Polish American Club Fish Fry — 4:30-8 p.m. Friday at Polish American Club, 472 E. Glenwood Ave., Akron. Starting at $7.95. 330-253-0496.
A Fugitive’s Path: Escape on the Undergroud Railroad — Tours begin at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath Township. Guests act as runaway slaves in 1859. $20, $15 for Western Reserve Historical Society members. Reservations required, 330-666-3711 or www.halefarm.org.
A New Adventure Widows & Widowers social group — 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Eat’ N Park, 200 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. A social group for widows and widowers. For more information, call 330-929-5430 or 330-630-9275.
Unattached Seniors— 9 a.m. Saturday at Waterloo Restaurant, 423 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. 330-644-6624.
A New Beginning Social Group for Widows and Widowers — 9 a.m. Saturday at 3 Sons Restaurant, 3725 Cleveland-Massillon Road, Norton. 330-745-6239 or 330-388-0463.
Olde Stark Antique Faire — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Stark County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Building, 305 Wertz Ave. NW, Canton. $4. 330-794-9100.
Rubber City Stamp Club 93rd Annual Exhibition and Bourse — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Akron General Health and Wellness Center-West, 4125 Medina Road, Montrose area of Bath Township. Free.
Sebring Model Railroad Club Open House — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Sebring Station, 216 E. Pennsylvania Ave. View changes and additions that have been made to the model railroad. 330-966-3186, www.sebringmodelrailroadclub.org.
College Club of Canton — 10 a.m. Saturday at Community Christian Church, 210 N. Main St., North Canton. Frederick Gibbs will share his insights about Ludwig Von Beethoven. Free event.
Akron Comicon — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at University of Akron Student Union. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. www.akroncomicon.com.
Widows & Widowers (SOS) Starting Over Socially Brunch and Dominoes — 10 a.m. Saturday at Perkins, 4896 Everhard Road NW, Jackson Township. Participants pay for their meals. For information, call Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.
Hoover-Price Planetarium Cosmic Trivial Pursuit — 1 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. 330-455-7043.
Author Visit and Book Signing — 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Books-a-Million, 335 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Les Roberts will speak and sign copies of his new book, Whiskey Island. Free. 330-923-4627.
Sudoku Tournament — 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. For ages 18 or older. To register, call 330-643-9035 or email email@example.com.
Author Visit — 1 p.m. Saturday at Laurel Lake Retirement Community, 200 Laurel Lake Drive, Hudson. Jennifer Chiaverini will bring the latest in the Elm Creek Quilts series, The Giving Quilt. Register for free event at 330-653-2252 or 800-968-2685.
Glassblowing Demonstrations— 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Akron Glass Works, 106 N. Main St. Free. 330-253-5888.
Bluegrass Saturday Nights — 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Homerville Community Center, state Route 301, Homerville. All pickers welcome; open stage and jam rooms. 330-416-2222.
Greater Wayne County Train and Toy Show — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry St., Dalton. www.cjtrains.com.
FolkNite — 7:30-10 p.m. Sunday at Peninsula Art Academy, 1600 Mill St. W. Acoustic open jam with Greg Canda. 330-657-2248.
Malone University Worldview Forum: Go to Hell?! A Debate About the Eternal State of the Wicked — 7 p.m. Monday in the Johnson Center Sanctuary, 2600 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton. 330-471-8239.
Carovillese Club Spaghetti Dinner — 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Carovillese Club, 570 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron. $6 to $8.25. 330-929-6767.
Musical Open Mic — Sign-ups begin at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Erewhon Gallery & Studios, 111 N. Main St., Akron, above the Northside bar. 330-920-4221. Free.
University of Akron Forum Series presents Dr. Terry A. Gordon: The Wounded Healer — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., University of Akron. $10, $8 for UA faculty and staff with Zip Card, $8 seniors, and $6 for UA students. 330-972-7570 or www.uaevents.com.
Kent State University at Stark Featured Speakers Series — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the University Center’s Timken Great Hall, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township. Aron Ralston presents 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place. In 2003, Ralston was forced to amputate his arm to free himself from a boulder in an isolated canyon in Utah. Free. Tickets required and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series presents Tony Horwitz and Geraldine Brooks — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at PlayhouseSquare Ohio Theatre, 1515 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. $30. 216-241-6000 or www.playhousesquare.org.
Joe Fyfe, Painter and Art Critic, Free Public Lecture — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Folk Hall, University of Akron’s Myers School of Art, 150 E. Exchange St., University of Akron. 330-972-6030 or www.uakron.edu/art.
Tallmadge Historical Society presents Sarah Vradenburg — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tallmadge Town Hall on the Circle. Vradenburg, a former Beacon Journal writer, will present a program on her book, Steps in Time, Ninety Years of Summit County Metro Parks. Free.
A New Beginning — 6 p.m. Wednesday. A social group for widows and widowers. For restaurant location and information, call 330-745-6239.
Author Visit — 7 p.m. Wednesday at Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Carrie Rubin will be on hand with her medical thriller, The Seneca Scourge. 330-653-2252.
Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society — 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Kelly D. Selby, assistant professor of history at Walsh University, will give a presentation on Ohio Women and the Civil War Home Front. Free.