Ohio Mart — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. $9, $2 for ages 6-17. Children 5 and younger are free with an adult. Combo tickets include a self-guided tour of the Manor House, Inspiration in Bloom and Fallscape and are $5-$15. Tickets may be purchased at the event or in advance by calling 330-315-3287 or by visiting www.stanhywet.org.
Akron Art Museum Free Thursdays — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron. Free all-day gallery admission and programming throughout the day that includes art talks, films, classes, concerts and other special events. For more information, go to www.akronartmuseum.org.
Hudson Inventor’s Club — 7 tonight at the Hudson Library, 96 Library St. http://hudsoninventorsclub.wordpress.com.
Streetsboro Quilt Guild 31st Annual Quilt Show — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Faith Baptist Church, 9890 State Route 43, Streetsboro. $5 admission. For more information, call Joyce Fath at 440-834-8511.
Kent State Host Nuts About Coffee — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Williamson Alumni Center, 1200 Main St., Kent. Sample signature coffees from local Kent coffeehouses and vote on the best coffee. Fore more information, go to www.ksualumni.org/nutsaboutcoffee.
Canton First Friday: Kids at Art — 6 p.m. Friday, Downtown Canton Arts District. Art exhibits, dancing and entertainment. http://cantonfirstfriday.com.
Palace Theatre Monthly Spirit of the Theatre Tour — 10 p.m. Friday at the Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N. A four-hour guided tour of all parts of the theater, in search of spirits. $40 per person. Tours are open to those 18 and older. 330-454-8172 or www.cantonpalacetheatre.org.
The Friends of Peninsula Library Fall Book Sale and Bizarre Bazaar — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Peninsula Library, 6105 Riverview Road. For more information, call 330-657-2291.
Portage Lakes Library Book Sale — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Portage Lakes Library, 4261 Manchester Road, New Franklin. 330-644-7050.
Lake View Cemetery Architectural Walking Tour — 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Begins at the President James A. Garfield Monument. Walk will be led by Dale Serne, historical architect of Dale Serne Architects Inc. Space is limited to 40. $10 per person. Reservations required, call 216-421-2687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Helena III Canal Boat Rides — 1-2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 13 at 125 Tuscarawas St., Canal Fulton. $8, $7 for seniors 60 and over, $5 for children 6-13, free for children 5 and younger. Tickets available on site, by phone at 330-854-6835 and at www.cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov.
Glassblowing Demonstrations— 5-10 p.m. Saturdays at Akron Glass Works, 106 N. Main St. Free. 330-253-5888.
Book Club — 2 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. This month’s selection is NW by Zadie Smith. For more information, call 330-653-2252.
Creative and Recreational Writing Class — 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 7-28, at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Fiction and nonfiction, magazines, newsletter, novels, short stories and recreation are covered. Registration is $12, $8 resident. Class fee is $60. For more information and to register, call 330-971-8425, 330-971-8225 or www.cityofcf.com/parksandrec.
Group Guitar Lessons — 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 7-28, at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Registration fee: $16, $8 residents. Class fee $40. To register, call 330-971-8425 or 330-971-8225.
Summit County Songwriters Circle — 7 p.m. Monday at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. www.songwriterssummit.com.
Adult Painting Class — 7-10 p.m. Mondays at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Four-week session. Fee is $38, $30 residents. To register, call 330-971-8425, 330-971-8225 or go to www.cityofcf.com/parksandrec.
North Canton Heritage Society Presents Dr. Timothy Anderson — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the North Canton Library, 185 N. Main St. Anderson of Ohio University will speak on Germanic Migrants and Immigrants in Ohio: Patterns and Landscapes. Free. For more information, call 330-494-4791 or go to www.northcantonheritage.org.
Kevin Roose — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., University of Akron. $10, $8 UA faculty/staff and seniors, $6 UA students with valid ZipCard. UA Forum speaker Roose is author of The Unlikely Disciple, a book about his semester at Liberty University, Jerry Falwell’s “Bible Boot Camp” for young evangelicals. 330-972-7570 or www.uaevents.com.
John Hunter — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Kent State University at Stark’s Timken Great Hall, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township. Speaker is part of the university’s Featured Speaker Series. Hunter, a teacher, musician and filmmaker, is the inventor of the World Peace Game. He will present, World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements. Free. Tickets required and available on a first-come first-served basis. For more information, go to www.stark.kent.edu/about/events/featuredspeakers.
Portage Lakes Cruises — Portage Lakes Cruises is a pontoon charter service, designed to give people access to “the Lakes.” Tour departure is from Craftsmen Park unless otherwise arranged. Through Nov. 15. The park is at 4450 Rex Lake Road, Akron. Free parking available inside the park. Golf cart available if needed. Each excursion is customized to suit the passengers, and can accommodate up to eight passengers in a safe and friendly environment. Fees start at $35 per person. 330-760-0270, www.portagelakescruises.com.