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 throughout the day. More information at www.akronartmuseum.org.
Book Signing — 2 p.m. today at Blue Rock Cafe, 5827 Darrow Road, Hudson. Chelsea Handler will sign her book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. For more information or to reserve a book and a space at the signing, call the Learned Owl Book Shop at 330-653-2252.
Hudson Inventor’s Club — 7 tonight at Hudson Library, 96 Library St. http://hudsoninventorsclub.wordpress.com.
Polish American Club Fish Fry — 4:30-8 p.m. Friday at Polish American Club, 472 E. Glenwood Ave., Akron. Starting at $7.95. 330-253-0496.
Canton First Friday: Arts in the 80s — 6 p.m. Friday, Downtown Canton Arts District. Art exhibits, dancing and entertainment. http://cantonfirstfriday.com.
An Evening With James Renner — 7 p.m. Friday at Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St. Tickets are $25. For tickets, go to www.mcdl.info.
Palace Theatre Monthly Spirit of the Theatre Tour — 10 p.m. Friday at Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N. A four-hour guided tour of all parts of the theater in search of spirits of patrons who still remain way after the movies and events have ended. Tickets are $40 per person. Tours are open to those 18 or older. 330-454-8172 or www.cantonpalacetheatre.org.
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.
Olde Stark Antique Faire — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Stark County Fairgrounds Exhibition Building, 305 Wertz Ave. NW, Canton. $5 admission. For more information, call 330-794-9100.
McKinley Stamp Club of Canton 83rd Annual Postage Stamp Show and Exhibits — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. George Serbian Orthodox Social Hall, 4667 Applegrove St. NW, North Canton. Free. 330-832-5992.
Wadsworth Bicentennial Historical Speaker Series — 10 a.m. Saturday at Wadsworth City Hall Council Chambers. Caesar Carrino will present Wadsworth Streets and Historic Families. Free admission. 330-336-7919 or www.wadsworthcity.com.
Widows & Widowers SOS (Starting Over Socially) Brunch & Dominoes — 10 a.m. Saturday at Perkins, 4896 Everhard Road NW, Jackson Township. Participants pay for their meals. Call Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.
Begin Knitting Classes — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, March 8-29, at Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Students will need to provide a beginner’s pack of needles — 10-inch straight, size 6 and 8. Registration is $8 for residents and $12 for nonresidents. Class fee is $25. To register or for more information, call 330-971-8425, 330-971-8225 or go to www.cityofcf.com/parksandrec.
Hoover-Price Planetarium Show — 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 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.
The Burning River Roller Girls — Doors open 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ohio Nets Sports Complex, 12665 Corporate Drive, Parma. Scheduled bouts: Hellbombers vs. Cleveland Steamers; Rolling Pin-Ups vs. Hard Knockers. Tickets are $15. For information, go to www.burningriverrollergirls.com.
Bluegrass Saturday Nights — 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Homerville Community Center, state Route 301. All pickers welcome; open stage and jam rooms. 330-416-2222.
Cleveland Museum of Art Second Sundays — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd. Family-friendly activities such as art-making, storytelling, scavenger hunts and movement-based gallery talks. 888-262-0033 or www.clevelandart.org.
Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival — 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena, Ontario Street and Huron Road, Cleveland. $18, $25, $40 and $50. 888-894-9424 or www.theQarena.com.
Author Visit — 2 p.m. Sunday at Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna. Sharon Hunter will discuss her journey into becoming an author, and her new book Love on the Ranch. Free. 330-296-2827.
FolkNite — 7:30-10 p.m. Sunday at Peninsula Art Academy, 1600 Mill St. W., Peninsula. Acoustic open jam with Greg Canda. 330-657-2248.
Carovillese Club Spaghetti Dinner — 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Carovillese Club, 570 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron. $6 to $8.25. 330-929-6767.
2014 Mid-American Conference Tournament — Wednesday through March 15 at Quicken Loans Arena, Ontario Street and Huron Road, Cleveland. This four-day tournament will showcase the best in MAC men’s and women’s college basketball. Tickets start at $18. For tickets, call 888-894-9424 or www.theQarena.com.
Sesame Street Live Can’t Stop Singing — 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown. All seats are $22. For tickets, call 330-744-0264 or go to www.deyorpac.org.
Akron-Summit County Public Library 35 Years of Serving the Green Community — Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Green branch, 4046 Massillon Road. 330-896-9074.
A New Adventure Widows and Widowers social group — 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Lunch 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.
Widows & Widowers Under Age 50 — 6 p.m. Wednesday. A social gathering for widows and widowers in their 20s, 30s and 40s. For restaurant location and information, call 330-715-5691.
Summit Metro Parks 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.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History presents The Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous — Through May 4 at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland. Visitors can discover the science of dinosaurs and investigate their ecosystems as they walk in their footsteps, hunt, eat, hide and survive by using computer simulation and interactive exhibits. They take control of the digital dinosaur in audio-visual simulator pods. Free with museum admission. Admission is $12, $10 ages 3-18, college students and seniors. For more information, go to 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, which are 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.