Author Visit and Book Signing — Noon to 2 p.m. today at the Kent State University Bookstore, Kent Student Center. Mike Polk Jr. will sign copies of his book, Damn Right I’m From Cleveland. 330-672-1588.
Book Club in a Bar — 7 tonight at the Thorncreek Winery, 155 Treat Road, Aurora. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. 330-653-2252.
Social Euchre Tournament — 1 p.m. Friday at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. 330-971-8425.
Polish American Club Fish Fry — 4:30-8 p.m. Friday at the Polish American Club, 472 E. Glenwood Ave., Akron. Starting at $7.95. 330-253-0496.
Malone University Department of Zoo and Wildlife Biology presents ZooArk — 5 p.m. Friday in the Timken Science Hall, 2600 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton. Animal encounters and a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility. Free. 330-471-8239.
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 the 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.
Artsy MART — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron. 330-376-8480.
Poetry Reading — 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 28801 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere. Featuring: Cari Collier, Cavana Faithwalker, Meredith Holmes, Amy Kesegich, Rob “Frostbyte” King, Ray McNiece and Vince Robinson.
Author Visit — 1 p.m. Saturday at the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Jill Hardie will sign copies of her children’s book, The Sparkle Box. 330-653-2252.
Glassblowing Demonstrations — 6-10 p.m. Saturdays at Akron Glass Works, 106 N. Main St. Free. 330-253-5888.
Evening Book Discussion — 6:30 p.m. Monday at Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway St., Alliance. Water for Elephants by Sue Gruen. 330-821-2665, ext. 208.
Cooking Demo and Book Signing — 7 p.m. Monday at the Hudson Library and Historical Society, 96 Library St. Maria Isabella will talk about and prepare recipes from her new book, In the Kitchen with Cleveland’s Favorite Chefs: 35 Fabulous Meals in About an Hour. Reservations are required, call 330-653-6656, ext. 1010, or go to www.hudsonlibrary.org.
Widows & Widowers (SOS) Starting Over Socially Luncheon — 1 p.m. Tuesday at Primavera’s, 5382 Fulton Drive NW, Jackson Township. Participants pay for their meals. Reservations required. For information, call Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.
Carovillese Club Spaghetti Dinner — 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carovillese Club, 570 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron. $6 to $8.25. 330-929-6767.
Musical Open Mic — Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Erewhon Gallery & Studios, 111 N. Main St., Akron. 330-920-4221. Free.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives Author Series presents Peter Carlin — 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Black Box Theatre of the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College, 2809 Woodland Ave., Cleveland. Carlin will talk about his work and acclaimed biography, Bruce. Free with reservation. http://tickets.rockhall.com.
Old Time, Celtic and Bluegrass Music Jam — 7-10 p.m. Tuesday at the College of Wooster, in the college snack bar, Mom’s Truck Stop, Lowery Center, Wooster. The College of Wooster Scottish Arts Society along with local community players sponsor musical jam sessions where guests may sit in. Information: Kim Tapie, 330-345-5208, or Charlene Adzima, 330-263-6504.
American Musicological Society/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Lecture Series presents Andy Flory — 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Foster Theater, 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland. He will present Reissuing Marvin: Musicology and the Modern Expanded Edition. Free. Reservations recommended, http://tickets.rockhall.com.