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, $10 ages 3-18, college students and seniors, and free for children 2 and under. www.cmnh.org.
PEZAMANIA 23 — Today-Saturday at the Holiday Inn, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence. Today and Friday for traders, dealers and their families. Opens to general public 9 a.m. Saturday. $5 for adults, $10 family maximum. More information at www.pezamania.com.
46th Annual All Kids Carnival — 3-8 p.m. today at Newberry School Park, 1500 Silver Lake Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Featuring pony rides, petting zoo, super slide, Jupiter Jump, balloon sculpture, clowns and much more. A whole night of fun for $8 for an activity stamp. For more information, call 330-971-8225.
Summit County Historical Society John Brown House Open House — 4-6 p.m. today at the John Brown House, 514 Diagonal Road, Akron. The tour includes the Summit Hall of Honor, featuring displays honoring the Summit Award winners. Free. For more information, call 330-535-1120 or go to www.summithistory.org.
Akron Arts Expo — Today-Sunday, Hardesty Park, 1615 W. Market St., Akron. Taste of Akron, 6-10 tonight will feature more than 20 local restaurants and food purveyors offering tastes of their favorite fare, also music, entertainment and cooking competition sponsored by the West Point Market. Food tickets are $2 each. Wine Tasting and Silent Auction will be held 6-8:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets to the wine event are $40, $75 for two; phone 330-375-2836. Includes more than 150 wines and beers from around the world and hors d’oeuvres. Open to anyone 21 and older. A free ballet performance will follow the wine tasting at 8:45 p.m. The Arts Expo will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and will showcase more than 160 artists and also feature performances by various area dance studios, wandering musicians, bands, costumed characters and more. Free admission.
Book Club in a Bar — 7 tonight at Pad Thai, 5657 Darrow Road, Hudson. Will discuss The Man From Primrose Lane with James Renner. 330-653-2252.
The Senior Adult Program Social Care Party — Noon Friday at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. A luncheon of grilled sandwiches, corn on the cob, dessert, and beverage will be served. Card games with door prizes. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 day of event. For more information, call 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.
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.
Strasburg Postcard Show — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wallick’s Auction Center, 965 N. Wooster Road, Strasburg. $2 admission. For more information, call 330-832-5992.
Widows & Widowers (SOS) Starting Over Socially Brunch & Dominoes — 10 a.m. Saturday at Perkins, 4896 Everhard Road, Belden Village. Participants pay for their meals. Information call, Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.
Blues & Brews — Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Lock 3 Park, 200 S. Main St., Akron. Beer fest will feature about 200 beers from 80 breweries, food from the Winking Lizard Tavern and music by Freddie Salem & Lonewolf at 4 p.m., the Juke Hounds with vocalist Marilyn Oliver at 2 p.m. and the Billy Smith Band at noon. Sponsored by Thirsty Dog Brewing in Akron, Acme Fresh Markets and the Winking Lizard. General admission tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the gate. Brewer’s Circle tickets, which allow you into the event at noon and include special beers and food, are $55 in advance or $60 at the door. Beer drinkers receive a commemorative tasting glass and 25 sampling tickets for 3-ounce pours. www.bluesnbrews.org.
Author Visit and Signing — 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Linda Lonsdorf will sign copies of her new novel, A Deadly Ruse. 330-653-2252.
Geekfest — 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Akron-Summit County Main Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. Featuring geeky goodies contest, character fair and an all-ages Cosplay contest. Free. For more information, go to www.akronlibrary.org.
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. Pluto? Again? July 8 through Sept. 8. 330-455-7043.
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.
Ohio State Reformatory Ghost Walks — Sunday at the Ohio State Reformatory, 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield. Ghost walks feature knowledgeable tour guides leading guests through the dark halls and corridors of the reformatory, highlighting spots where paranormal activity has been reported, while sharing stories of eerie experiences, murder and death. $15, $8 children. For more information and to reserve a spot, go to www.mrps.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.
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.