Indie-Next Celebration and Author Visit — 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Featuring Chief David Oliver of the Brimfield Police Department and his book No Mopes Allowed. 330-653-2252.
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.
Hoover-Price Planetarium Shows — 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. Celestial Light, through Dec. 31. 330-455-7043.
Indie-Next Celebration and Author Visit — 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Les Roberts will be on hand with his newest book, Win, Place or Die. 330-653-2252.
Summit County Songwriters Circle — 7 p.m. Monday at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Information, www.songwritersummit.com.
Widows & Widowers SOS (Starting Over Socially) Luncheon — 1 p.m. Tuesday at Geisen Haus, 6955 Promway Ave., North Canton. Participants pay for their meals. Reservations required. Call Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.
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.
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, Lowery 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.
Bookworm Club — 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 Market St. NE. Ages 8-12. Bring Your Own Book Month. Choose a book to read and come prepared to tell the group about it and why you think it rocks. To register, call 330-854-4148.
Overcoming Holiday “Overwhelm” — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Green branch, 4046 Massillon Road. Professional organizer Natalie Gallagher will share her favorite organizing tips and strategies to create a memorable and stress-free holiday season. Free.
Main Event Speaker Series presents Colum McCann — 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron-Summit County Main Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. Born in Ireland, McCann is the international bestselling author of five novels, including Let the Great World Spin and his latest, Transatlantic. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. For more information, call 330-643-9035 or go to www.akronlibrary.org.
Kent State University Planetarium presents The Skies of Winter — 8 p.m. Dec. 5-7 in Room 108 of Smith Hall, Kent State. It will explore the skies of winter and their connection to religious and cultural observances throughout the world. The hourlong program is free. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 330-672-2246. For more information, go to http://planetarium.kent.edu.
Greater Cleveland Aquarium — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, last admission is at 5 p.m., Nautica Entertainment Complex, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Features more than 40 tanks of all sizes, which are home to thousands of living creatures including the Ohio-native brook trout, piranhas and sand tiger sharks that measure more than 7 feet. $21.95, $15.95 ages 2-12. www.GreaterClevelandAquarium.com.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition — Through Jan. 5 at the Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland. Discover the compelling human stories told through authentic artifacts and re-creations of the ship’s interior. All tickets are timed tickets, 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.
Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home — Through Jan. 19 at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle. An educational and interactive exhibit for children. The exhibition encourages families to spend time outdoors and inspires children to discover and care for the natural resources that sustain our world. Museum admission is $12, $10 ages 3-18, college students and seniors. 216-231-4600, 800-317-9155 or www.cmnh.org.