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.
Theta Chi Fraternity Alumni Lunch Meeting — 11:30 a.m. today, Eye Opener Restaurant, 1710 W. Market St., Akron. Agenda: University of Akron Fraternity Expansion Report. 330-940-3117.
Malone University Creative Writing Series Presents Erin McGraw — 4:30 p.m. today, Everett L. Cattell Library, 2600 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton. Free.
Bike Clinic: Shifting Adjustment — 6:30 tonight, Century Cycles, 1621 Main St., Peninsula. Free. 330-657-2209, www.centurycycles.com/goto/clinics.
Ghost Hunters Live — 7:30 tonight, PlayhouseSquare Palace Theatre, 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Jason Hawes and guest will answer questions and recount their run-ins with the paranormal. $10-$35. 216-241-6000 or www.playhousesquare.org.
Akron Woman’s City Club Town Hall Program Presents Helen Welch — 8 tonight, Akron Woman’s City Club, 732 E. Exchange St., Akron. Welch will present her show Unforgettable. $10. 330-762-6261.
19th Annual Home Builders Association Akron Home and Flower Show — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. More than 200 exhibitors will display a variety of home decorating, remodeling, building, landscaping, gardening, and outdoor patio products and services. $8, free for children 12 and younger. 330-869-6800, www.akronhomeandflowershow.com.
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.
Joshua Seth’s Beyond Belief: An Intimate Evening of Psychological Illusion — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at PlayhouseSquare 14th Street Theatre, 2037 E. 14th St., Cleveland. $20. 216-241-6000 or www.playhousesquare.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 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.
Getting Started in African-American Genealogy — 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Akron-Summit County Main Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. Free. 330-643-9030.
Lake Erie Chapter Train Collectors Association End of Winter Train Meet — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the UAW Hall, 5615 Chevrolet Blvd., Parma. $5. For more information, call David Stachnik at 440-845-2700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sesame Street Live Elmo’s Super Heroes — 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave. N. $12, $15, $20, $25, and $50. 330-489-3090, 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Cleveland Auto Show — Opens Saturday and will run through March 3 at the I-X Center, 6200 Riverside Drive, Cleveland. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. $12.50, $10.50 for seniors and children 7-12, free for children 6 and younger. www.clevelandautoshow.com.
Author Visit — 1 p.m. Saturday at the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Doug and Sally Mayfield will share their debut novel, The Angle of Declination. 330-653-2252.
Hoover-Price Planetarium Solar Max — 1 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 24 at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. For more information, call 330-455-7043.
Art of the Song — 2 p.m. Saturday at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St. Judy Crawford will present an hour of songs from Broadway to Streisand and Patsy Cline. For more information, call 330-725-0588 or go to www.mcdl.info.
Farnam Family Sugar Off — 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Farnam Manor, 4223 Brecksville Road, Richfield. Buffet supper from an American Civil War-era menu. $60 per person. For reservations and more information, call 234-2006547 or go to http://programs.olhs.org/p/for-adults.html.
Bluegrass Saturday Nights— 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Homerville Community Center, state Route 301, Homerville. All pickers welcome; open stage and jam rooms. Information, 330-416-2222.
Pedal for Heroes — Sunday at the Natatorium Health & Fitness Center, 2345 Fourth St., Cuyahoga Falls. A five-hour indoor cycling fundraiser to benefit Warrior’s Journey Home. Minimum donation for participation is $35. For more information, call 330-971-8080.
Lafayette Township Firefighters Association Annual “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, $5 ages 2-8. For more information, call 330-722-4965 or 330-769-2831.
Peking Acrobats — 3 p.m. Sunday at PlayhouseSquare Palace Theatre, 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. $10-$35. 216-241-6000 or www.playhousesquare.org.
Massillon Museum Brown Bag Lunch — 12:10 p.m. Tuesday at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. Marva Dodson, local historian, presents Charisma: Contributions of Historic African-Americans Whose Roots and Influence are of Significance to the Massillon Area. 330-833-4061, www.massillonmuseum.org.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Gallery Talk: Elvis, Memphis and the 1950s — 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland. www.rockhall.com.
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.
Bike Clinic: Bike Commuting 101 — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Century Cycles, 1621 Main St., Peninsula. Free. 330-657-2209, www.centurycycles.com/goto/clinics.
A New Adventure Widows and Widowers social group — 1 p.m. Wednesday. A social group for Widows and Widowers meets for lunch and conversation. Please call for location, 330-630-9275 or 330-929-5430.
A New Beginning— 6 p.m. Wednesday. A social group for widows and widowers. For restaurant location and information, 330-745-6239.
Canton Magicrafters — 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sophia’s Restaurant, 7936 Hills and Dales Road NW, Massillon. More information at www.cantonmagicrafters.com.