Lock 3 Park Winter Activities — 200 S. Main St., Akron. Ice skating through the end of February, 3-9 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Admission is free, skate rentals $3. Also, Reindeer Run, through Feb. 23, a 150-foot sledding hill with toboggans and tubes provided by park. Hours are 6-9 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Rent sleds/toboggans for $3 for 30 minutes, free for children under 5. www.lock3live.com.
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.
Slide into Reading Winter Reads Program — Jan. 2-Feb. 28 at Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 Market St. NE. Children of all ages are invited to check out a bundle of 10 books, and enter a drawing for a chance to win a gift bag. 330-854-4148 or www.canalfultonlibrary.org.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History presents The Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous — Through May 4 at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland. Discover the science of dinosaurs and investigate their ecosystems; walk in their footsteps, hunt, eat, hide and survive using computer simulation and interactive exhibits. Take control of a digital dinosaur in audio-visual simulator pods. Free with museum admission: $12, $10 ages 3-18, college students and seniors. www.cmnh.org.
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. Features more than 40 tanks of all sizes, home to thousands of living creatures including the Ohio brook trout, ferocious piranhas and sand tiger sharks that measure more than 7 feet. $21.95, $15.95 ages 2-12. www.GreaterClevelandAquarium.com.
Akron Art Museum Free Thursdays — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St. Free gallery admission and special programming. www.akronartmuseum.org.
Author Visit — 6 tonight at The Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Jeff Cirino will discuss and sign his book The Skinny on How to Have a Fat Retirement. 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.
Western Reserve Academy Madrigal Feaste — 6:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the McCuskey Manor of Ellsworth Dining Hall, 115 College St., Hudson. Academy Choir in full Renaissance costume, strolling musicians, jugglers, trumpeters, harpsichord players, singers, royal court and Court Jester. $45. Reservations are required; call 330-650-4400, ext. 3005 or go to www.wra.net/madrigal-feaste-2014.
Monster Jam — 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena, Ontario Street and Huron Road, Cleveland. $20, $37 and $57; kids ages 2-12 $12. www.theqarena.com.
A New Adventure Widows & Widowers social group — 8 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 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.
Author Visit — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Tish Dahlby will present her children’s book Pinklejinx. 330-653-2252.
Hoover-Price Planetarium — 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. The Universe at Large. Also, 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday the Planetarium will show African-American Astronomers, Astronauts & Astrophysicists. 330-455-7043.
Hudson Postage Stamp Show — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clarion Inn, 6625 Dean Memorial Parkway, Hudson. Five stamp dealers buying and selling stamps, covers and postcards. Free. 330-832-5992.
Winter Writing Workshop — 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Game Writing with Hanna Brady. $45. Registration required, call 330-653-2252.
Hudson Society of Artists — 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt St., Hudson. Caricature artist Jim Weckbacher will be doing portraits.
Monday Night Writers — 8 p.m. Monday at Peaberry’s Cafe, 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield. Writing exercises, information on the creative and business aspects of writing, and group feedback on works-in-progress. $10. Call Nancy Christie at 330-793-3675 or email firstname.lastname@example.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.
Widows & Widowers SOS (Starting Over Socially) Dinner — 6 p.m. Tuesday at Samantha’s, 4954 Portage St. NW, North Canton. Participants pay for their meals. Reservations required. Call Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.
Got An Interest in Pinterest? — 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St., Hudson. Learn how to create and browse pinboards, re-pin items, add new pins, pin etiquette and more. To register, call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010, or go to www.hudsonlibrary.org.