Metro Parks, Serving Summit County Winter Activities — Cross-country skiing: Cascade Valley Park, Chuckery Area; Firestone Metro Park, Warner Road Area; Furnace Run Metro Park, Brushwood Area; Goodyear Heights Metro Park, Pioneer Area; Munroe Falls Metro Park, Lake Area and Tallmadge Meadows Area; Silver Creek Metro Park, Pheasant Run Area; and Springfield Bog Metro Park. Ice skating: Furnace Run Metro Park, Brushwood Lake; Gorge Metro Park, Main Entrance; and Sand Run Metro Park, Big Bend Area. Sledding: Cascade Valley Park, Oxbow Area; Firestone Metro Park, Warner Road Area and Tuscarawas Meadows Area; Furnace Run Metro Park, Brushwood Area; Goodyear Heights Metro Park, Main Entrance; Munroe Falls Metro Park, Lake Area; and Sand Run Metro Park, North Hawkins Area. Visitors must bring their own equipment. To learn if winter sports areas are open, call 330-865-8060.
Globetrotters’ You Write the Rules World Tour — 7 tonight, Canton Memorial Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave. N. $23-$68. 330-489-3090.
Book Club in a Bar — 7 tonight at the Bistro on Main, 1313 W. Main St., Kent. Group will discuss Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers. 330-653-2252.
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.
Canton First Friday: Queen of HeARTS — 6 p.m. Friday, Downtown Canton Arts District. Art exhibits, dancing and entertainment. http://cantonfirstfriday.com.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Lyceum Lecture Series presents Andrea Lankford — 7 p.m. Friday at the Happy Days Lodge, 500 W. Streetsboro Road, Boston Heights. Andrea Lankford is a former National Park Service Ranger. $6, $3 ages 3-12. 330-657-2909.
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.
Basic Japanese Conversation II — 10-11 a.m. Saturdays through Feb. 23 at Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Registration $20; $10 residents. Class fee $40. 330-971-8425.
Great Big Home + Garden Show — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 9, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at Cleveland I-X Center, 1 I-X Center Drive. Tickets are $14 at the door, $11 in advance, $10 seniors, $5 ages 6-12. www.greatbighomeandgarden.com.
Spring Into Gardening — 10 a.m. Saturday, Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. Multiple speakers will talk about gardening in small spaces, container gardens, and how to begin. Free. 330-643-9075.
Intro to Digital Photography — 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Feb. 23 at Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. Artist and University of Akron professor Jody Hawk will introduce students to the basics of digital photography using “point and shoot” cameras. Tuition is $60, $50 for museum members. 330-833-4061 or www.massillonmuseum.org.
Groundhog Fun Day — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive. Featuring animal programs, crafts, face painting and demonstrations relating to the natural and unnatural history of groundhogs. There will also be two appearances by Lake Erie Eddie, the museum’s groundhog. Admission is $12, $10 for ages 3-18, college students and seniors. www.cmnh.org.
Do the Mu! “Year of the Snake With Stark Parks” — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. Stark Parks staff will bring snakes from the Sanders Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and talk about Ohio’s snake population. 330-833-4061 or www.massillonmuseum.org.
Free Fashion Show — 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Kent State University’s Rockwell Hall Auditorium, 515 Hilltop Drive. Suede, a New York-based fashion designer, fifth-season Project Runway contestant and Kent State University graduate, will introduce his new SUEDEsays line of fabrics and patterns. For more information, go to www.kent.edu/artscollege/fashion.
Advanced Adult Digital Photography — 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. Class will meet on four Saturday mornings. The class is for people who already have nice photographs, but want to make presentations to show off their images. Tuition is $60, $50 for museum members. 330-833-4061 or www.massillonmuseum.org.
Hoover-Price Planetarium Solar Max — 1 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 24 at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. For more information, call 330-455-7043.
Glassblowing Demonstrations — 5-10 p.m. Saturdays at Akron Glass Works, 106 N. Main St. Free. 330-253-5888.
“All You Can Eat” Breakfast — 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Lafayette Township Fire Station 2, 5834 Heather Drive, Chippewa Lake. Menu: Pancakes, sausage, eggs, bacon, sausage gravy and biscuits, juice, coffee and crepes. $9, $7 seniors and $5 ages 2-8. 330-722-4965 or 330-769-2831.
Massillon Museum’s History Discussion Group — 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. Chris Craft, the museum’s special projects coordinator, will moderate a discussion about school valentines and romances. 330-833-4061 or www.massillonmuseum.org.
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-ups begin at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Erewhon Gallery & Studios, 111 N. Main St., Akron. 330-920-4221. Free.
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, Lowry 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.
Baby Sign Language — Wednesdays through Feb. 27 at Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. 6-6:30 p.m. for ages 6 months to 3 years; 6:45-7:30 p.m. for ages 3-6 years. Registration fee $12, $8 residents. Class fee $20 for ages 6 months to 3 years; $25 for ages 3-6 years. 330-971-8425 or 330-971-8225.
Wednesday Night Speaker Series — 7 p.m. Wednesday at Stow Presbyterian Church, 4150 Fishcreek Road. Plain Dealer and former Beacon Journal sports columnist Terry Pluto will talk about sports and faith. Free. 330-688-6935.