Greater Cleveland Aquarium — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, including today, last admission is at 5 p.m., Nautica Entertainment Complex, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland. Features more than 40 tanks of all sizes, which are home to thousands of living creatures including the Ohio-native brook trout, ferocious piranhas and sand tiger sharks that measure more than seven feet. $21.95, $15.95 ages 2-12. www.GreaterClevelandAquarium.com.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition — June 1-Jan. 5, 2014, at the Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland. Discover the compelling human stories told through authentic artifacts and recreations of the ship’s interior. All tickets are timed; be prepared to select a specific date and time when ordering. $24, $23 for seniors and college students with ID, $22 for children under 2-12; $10 members. For tickets, go to www.greatsciencecom.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History — Exhibitions on display through Sept. 1 are Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived; and Sharkabet: A Sea of Sharks from A to Z. Museum is at 1 Wade Oval Drive. Admission is $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, college students and seniors, and free for children 2 and under. www.cmnh.org.
Tall Ships Festival — Gates open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., ship boarding 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Sunday at the Port of Cleveland, downtown. 10-12 replica historic vessels will be in the port to help showcase the diverse Great Lakes maritime history. Visitors can board vessels, meet the crew, take part in dockside youth sail-training activities, visit the Festival Village and more. Ship boarding times are subject to change and lines may close before posted time to accommodate those in line. $14 tickets available at festival gate.
38th Annual Rib, White & Blue Festival — 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today-Saturday on South Main Street in downtown Akron. This year, 10 rib vendors from six states vie for cash prizes and bragging rights in the “Best of” competition. There will be live music throughout the festival as well as inflatable rides for children. For complete details, go to www.akronribfestival.org.
Chapel Hill Mall — 2000 Brittain Road, Akron. July 4th mall hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regular mall hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. 330-633-1131. Open 8 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. Sundays for walkers.
Castle Park Annual Fourth of July Parade — 10:30 a.m. today in the Castle Park Neighborhood in West Akron. The parade steps off at the intersection of Darmouth and Castle Boulevard. Registration will be held from 10 to 10:25 a.m. There is a $1 registration fee for participants.
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.
Ohio State Reformatory Ghost Hunts — Friday at the Ohio State Reformatory, 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield. Ghost Hunts offer an overnight experience for those with serious interest in paranormal activity. $70; proceeds go to restore the structure. www.mrps.org.
Canton First Friday: Chalk the Walk — 5:30 p.m. Friday, Downtown Canton Arts District. Art exhibits, dancing and entertainment. http://cantonfirstfriday.com.
A New Adventure Widows & Widowers social group — 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Eat’n Park, 200 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. 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 Thano’s Restaurant, 71 Fifth St. SE, Barberton. 330-745-6239.
5th Annual Princess Picnic in the Park — Noon Saturday at Perry Township’s Petros Lake Park, 3275 Perry Drive SW. There will be games, crafts and a concert of princess-themed songs. Advance tickets to the event are required, $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.silverstaryouth.com.
Bully Prevention Workshop and Concert — Noon Saturday at Falls River Square, Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls. For families and community members, includes speakers, music and live bands. Free. 330-971-8137 or www.cityofcf.com.
Hoover-Price Planetarium Shows — 1 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. Citizen Science May 4 through July 7. 330-455-7043.
Stone Soul and Rock ’n’ Roll Music Festival — Gates open 4 p.m. July 6, Firestone VFW Pavilion, 690 W. Waterloo Road, Akron. With Swizzle Stick, Been a Long Time, Midlife Crisis and Relatively Jammin’ Blues Band. $10 in advance, $15 day of show. 330-762-4076, 330-869-0023 or 330-701-3946.
Glassblowing Demonstrations— 5-10 p.m. Saturday at Akron Glass Works, 106 N. Main St. Free. 330-253-5888.
Learned Owl Book Club — 10:30 a.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Will discuss the book Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. 330-653-2252.
Riverfront Cruise In — 5 p.m. Monday at Falls River Square, Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls. Car theme: Street Rods and Fat Fenders. Free. For information, go to www.donsitts.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.
Summit County Historical Society Perkins Stone Mansion Tours — 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road, Akron. $6, $4 seniors, $2 students. 330-535-1120 or go to www.summithistory.org.
Red Pyramid Jeopardy Bookworm Club — 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 Market St. NE. Read The Red Pyramid by Rick Riord in order to play Jeopardy. For more information, call 330-854-4184 or go to www.canalfultonlibrary.org.
8th Annual Vino Italia: A Taste of Italy — 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Featuring wine from Gruppo Mezzacorona and Prestige Wine Imports. All proceeds will benefit the Council of Italian-American Scholarships and the ARC of Summit and Portage Counties. Tickets are $65. For tickets, call 330-253-2488 or go to www.akroncivic.com.
A New Adventure Widows and Widowers social group — 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dinner and conversation. 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.