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.
Akron Roundtable Presents Roderick M. McNealy — Noon today at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. Roderick M. McNealy, principal, McNealy Advanced Communications, will present Get on the Brand Wagon. $20. www.akronroundtable.org.
Massillon Young Professionals Downtown Walking Tour — 5:30 p.m. today, Kozmo’s Grille, 37 First St. SW, Massillon. Fast-paced walking tour through downtown to learn about floods, Coxey’s March, Ohio’s first speeding ticket, a human fly, the town clock, streetcars, gambling and more. The tour will be led by Margy Vogt. Cost of event is $5. Register at http://maymassillonyp.eventbrite.com.
Vinyl Night with WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia — 7 tonight at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Kabir Bhatia will give a brief history of vinyl records, how to find, identify and play them.
Open Mic Night — 7-11 tonight, G.A.R. Hall, 1785 Main St. (Route 303), Peninsula. Sponsored by the Peninsula Valley Historic & Education Foundation. David Nicholson will be the emcee. The first act starts at 7:30 p.m. with each act around 15-20 minutes. Free.
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.
Akron Bike Party “We Can Be Heroes Ride” — 6:30 p.m. Friday beginning at Lock 3 Park, 200 S. Main St., Akron. Dress up like your favorite superhero, comic-book hero or any hero you want. Ride begins at 8 p.m. with a post-ride party at the Barley House. www.facebook.com/events/744032922284043.
Secret Keeper Girl: Crazy Hair Tour — 6:30 p.m. Friday at Wooster Church of the Nazarene, 3100 Oak Hill Road. Fashion show that demonstrates modesty, balloon sculptures, bouncing beach ball competitions, mother/daughter conversation and confetti cannons. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 330-262-1471 or www.secretkeepergirl.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.
Book-It for Main Library — 9 a.m. to noon Saturday curbside at Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. Bring gently used books, CDs and DVDs to donate. Volunteers will help unload your vehicle. Some will go into the library’s collection; others will be given to the Friends of Main Library for its Library Shop on Main used-book and gift shop. 330-643-9070 or www.lsom.org.
Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and May 23-25 at Boston Mills Ski Resort, 7100 Riverview Road, Boston Township. 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, hear Thomas greet fans and meet Sir Topham Hat. Thomas & Friends Imagination Station, Marty the Magician and storytelling, video viewing and music. $18-$22 for ages 2 or older. 866-468-7630 or go to www.ticketweb.com/dowt.
The Laughing Club — 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St. The Laughing Club does simple exercises to boost energy and relieve stress. All ages are welcome. 330-928-2117.
Parma Lapidary Jewelry Arts & Gem Show — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Soccer Sportsplex, 31515 Lorain Road, North Olmsted. Demonstrations will include: gem stone faceting, cabochon cutting and polishing, wire wrap jewelry, silversmithing and more. Admission is $6 for adults, and free for children under 12 and Scouts in uniform. For more information, call 440-227-8794 or go to www.parmalapidary.com.
Friends of the Peninsula Library Spring Book Sale — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through May 24 at Peninsula Library, 6105 Riverview Road. For more information, go to www.peninsulalibrary.org.
Antiques, Collectibles and Oddities — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Warehouse on the Canal, 239 N. Canal St., Canal Fulton. For more information, call 330-949-1717, 330-730-1841 or email kmqmroberts @hotmail.com.
Portage Lakes Library Book Sale — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Portage Lakes branch, 4261 Manchester Road, New Franklin. For more information, call 330-644-7050.
Egg Decorating Class — 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hub, 1234 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley Township. Traditional Pysanky with Vera Kap and nontraditional pysanky wax creating a brown etched egg with Susie Murcer. $15 per student. For ages 10 or older. For more information, call 330-322-7966.
Kenmore Historical Society Open House — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kenmore Community Center, 880 Kenmore Blvd., Akron. There will be displays, videos, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Beacon Journal copy editor and history writer Mark J. Price will the special guest. For more information, go to www.kenmore historical.org.
Cleveland Asian Festival — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Asia Plaza, Payne Avenue between East 27th and 30th streets, Cleveland. Featuring authentic Asian foods, merchandise, local and national performing artists, children’s activities area, games, eating competitions and free screening at the Health Pavilion. Free admission. List of attractions and activities at http://clevelandasianfestival.org/2014.
Introduction to Zentangle — 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating images from repetitive patterns. Ages 7 or older are welcome. Materials fee is $15. For more information or to register, call Carol Bailey Floyd at 330-414-3505.
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.
Author Visit and Book Signing — 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Irv Korman will discuss and sign copies of his new book, I Was Jackie Mason’s Chauffeur for 5 Minutes. For more information, call 330-653-2252.
Downtown Akron Chalk Walk — 1-3 p.m. Saturday on Main Street between Exchange and Cedar streets downtown. During the Chalk Walk, local artists will create murals with chalk on the sidewalks. The community is invited to participate and contribute. Rescheduled from May 3. More information at www.downtown akron.com/myakron.
Hudson Postage Stamp Show — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Clarion Inn, 6625 Dean Memorial Parkway, Hudson. Six stamp dealers buying and selling stamps, covers and postcards. Free admission. For more information, call Dave Pool at 330-832-5992.
Barberton Historical Society 24th annual Walking Tour of O.C. Barber’s Anna Dean Farm — 1:30 p.m. Sunday beginning at the Piggery, 248 E. Robinson Ave., Barberton. A guided tour of the historical buildings of the Anna Dean Farm. The tour will include interior tours of six of the Anna Dean Farm barns, as well as the new Wishing Well Park. The tour is free. For more information, call Steve Kelleher at 330-830-1444 or go to www.annadean farm.com.
Summit County Songwriters Circle Monthly Workshop — 7 p.m. Monday at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Room 212, Cuyahoga Falls. For more information, go to www.songwritersummit.com.
Harry & David Program — 7 p.m. Monday at Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St. Holly Novotny, store manager of Harry & David at Aurora Farms, will present recipe and food ideas using premium gourmet products. The program is free, but registration is required. To register, go to www.hudsonlibrary.org.
Hudson Society of Artists — 7:30 p.m. Monday at Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt St., Hudson. Elinore Korow will give a portrait demonstration.
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.
Widows & Widowers SOS (Starting Over Socially) Dinner — 6 p.m. Tuesday at Samantha’s, 4954 Portage St. NW, Jackson Township. Participants pay for their meals. Reservations required. Call Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.
Dozie Herbruck and Pat Agatisa Present We Are Just Wild About Harry Shupe! — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 S. Park Blvd., Shaker Heights. Free. Reservations required by Sunday. Call 216-921-1201 or email email@example.com.
Summit County Historical Society Perkins Stone Mansion Tours — 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays at 550 Copley Road, Akron. In honor of the society’s 90th anniversary, the mansion will feature a new exhibit focused on the 1920s, the decade of the founding of the Summit County Historical Society. Visitors will see displays featuring vintage clothing and styles, plus a variety of toys from the era and a few interactive opportunities. $6, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. Tours will include both the Perkins Stone Mansion and the John Brown House. 330-535-1120 or go to www.summithistory.org.
Author Visit and Book Discussion — 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St. Gail Ghetia Bellamy will discuss Cleveland Summertime Memories. 330-653-6658, ext. 1010, or go to www.hudsonlibrary.org.