Pez-A-Mania 24 — Today-Saturday at the Holiday Inn, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence. Pez convention featuring international group of master Pez collectors, Pez dealers and Pez authors. Learn from experts and add to your collection. Chance to win PEZ prizes. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to the general public; admission is $5, $2 children under 12. For more information and to register for the event, call 813-507-4485 or go to www.pezamania.com.
Akron Art Museum Free Thursdays — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St. Free gallery admission and special programming throughout the day. More information at www.akronartmuseum.org.
Akron Roundtable presents Diane Laney Fitzpatrick — Noon today at the Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron. Author Diane Laney Fitzpatrick presents The Journey of a Thousand Miles … Is for Amateurs. $20. For tickets, go to www.akronroundtable.org. For more information, call 330-247-8682.
Imagine That! — 2 p.m. today at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Weathervane Playhouse presents an interactive theater class for ages 8-12. Includes dramatic play, improvisation and more. Call 330-928-2117 to register.
Bookworm Book Club — 4 p.m. today at the Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 Market St. NE. Ages 8-12. Hoot by Carl Hiassen. For more information, call 330-854-4148 or go to www.canalfultonlibrary.org.
Christmas in July Ladies Night Out — 5-9 tonight on Main Street Medina. Shop, sample food, get a mini makeover and more in the Medina Historic District. More information at www.mainstreetmedina.com.
Science Splash - A Summer Evening at the Museum — 6-8:30 tonight at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. See glow-in-the-dark science and meet KIRK the robot, the Stark County Gem and Mineral Club and animals. There will be ice cream sundaes available for purchase and monument basement tours for $2. Also, make-and-take crafts, planetarium shorts and more. Admission is $5. For more information, call 330-455-7043.
Highland Book Club — 6:30 tonight at the Medina County District Library, Highland branch, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott. 330-278-4271 or www.mcdl.info/events.
Crafting With Bea — 6:30 tonight at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Learn how to make a tussie-mussie bouquet. Materials are $8 per person. Call 330-928-2117 to register.
Book Discussion and Signing — 7 tonight at the Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St. Michael Clune will discuss and sign his book, White Out: The Secret Life of Heroin. For more information, go to www.hudsonlibrary.org.
Beauty and the Beast Puppet Show — 7 tonight at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Marionette play. Free tickets are available in Children’s Services. 330-928-2117.
Open Mic Night — 7-11 tonight, G.A.R. Hall, 1785 Main St. (state 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 having around 15-20 minutes to play. Admission is free.
Falls Farmers’ Market — 3-6 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 3 at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. For a complete list of vendors or to become a vendor, go to www.cityofcf.com/parksandrec. 330-971-8225.
Festa Italiana 2014 — Celebrate Italian culture and tradition from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday; noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday in Falls River Square, Cuyahoga Falls. Food, international and local performers. Bocce Tournament, games for children, grape stomping and more. More information and full schedule at www.FestaItalianacf.com.
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.
Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival — 5-11 p.m. Friday and 1-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 164 Eastland Road, Berea. More than 30 performers on eight stages, vendors. Tickets are $12, children under 10 free. www.clevelandirish.org.
51st St. Joseph’s Ox Roast Fair — 6-11:30 p.m. Friday, 1-11:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Mantua, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. Rides, games, contests, indoor casino, entertainment and truck and tractor pulls. Admission is $4 per vehicle. Schedule of events at www.stjosephmantua.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.
MAPS Air Museum Summer Fly-In or Drive-In Pancake Breakfast — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the MAPS Air Museum, Akron Canton Airport, 2260 International Parkway, Green. Veteran members will talk about their military experiences. Speakers will begin at 10 a.m. Breakfast is $8, $5 for children under 12. Includes museum admission and parking. 330-896-6332 or www.mapsairmuseum.org.
19th Annual Homer Ruritan Country Flea Markets — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Homerville Community Center, 8964 Spencer Road. Featuring furniture, glassware, tools, toys, crafts and more. 330-652-2514.
1812 Living History Encampment — 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Croghan Park, North Miller Road and Sand Run Parkway, Fairlawn. The William Wetmore Chapter of Daughters of 1812 and the City of Fairlawn will present living history encampment. There will be a rededication ceremony at the park at 10 a.m. followed by food trucks and 1812 and Native American activities throughout the day. www.cityoffairlawn.com.
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.
Medina Library’s 6th Annual Bee Festival — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St. There will be beekeeping displays, information and products, a friends of the library book sale, bee crafts, a kids bee costume parade and more. www.mcdl.info/beefest.
Open House at the Roundhouse — Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Midwest Railway Preservation Society Historic B&O Roundhouse, 2800 W. Third St., Cleveland. Guided tours. Learn how railroads helped make Cleveland into an industrial giant, climb onboard an original “parlor coach” from the 1920s, and more. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes. Suggested donations for admission are $5, $3 children 12 and under. 216-781-3629 or www.midwestrailway.org.
Introduction to Zentangle — 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Ages 7 and up are welcome. Materials fee is $15. For more information and to register, call Carol Bailey Floyd at 330-414-3505.
4th Ohio Author Book Fair — 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St. Meet a favorite author or get acquainted with someone new. All books will be available for purchase. List of authors who will be at the fair at www.hudsonlibrary.org.
Hoover-Price Planetarium presents Apollo - Race to the Moon — 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. 330-455-7043.
Polish American Club Summer Swiss Steak Dinner — 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Polish American Club, 472 E. Glenwood Drive, Akron. Dinner includes swiss steak, green beans, potatoes, salad, tomato juice, coffee and dessert. Live music included. $12 adults, $6 age 10 and under. For tickets, call 330-253-0496 or Tommy at 330-699-4572.
Gladiators of the Cage “The Road to Glory” MMA Event — Doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield. This is the first MMA event at the Rocksino. www.gotcmma.com Tickets are $45-$100. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Ms. Wheelchair USA — 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium, Fourth Street. This year’s show “Roaring 20s, Mystique, Mayhem & Moxie” will feature 12 national finalists, firemen from the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department, 20 area children, Ziegfeld girls, well-known author David Mezzapelle and segment taping for the television show The Doctors. Tickets are $20 and $15. For tickets, call 330-612-6242.
Hudson 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. 330-832-5992.
The Smithville Community Historical Society Open House — 1:30 p.m. Sunday at 381 E. Main St. There will be a concert presented by the Orrville Community Band at 3:30 p.m. with an Ice Cream Social following. www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohschs/.
Alternative Press Music Awards — Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland. Hosted by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 with appearances by Billy Corgan, Korn, Andy Biersack, Machine Gun Kelly, Frankie Palmeri and more. Performances will include: Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Misfits, A Day to Remember, All Time Low, Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco, Asking Alexandria and more. Tickets start at $76. https://apmusicawards.frontgatetickets.com.
Outback Ray’s Exotic Animals — 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Educational program. 330-928-2117.
MassMu’s Brown Bag Lunch: Water Adventures in the Nimishillen Creek Watershed, Stark County, Ohio — 12:10 p.m. Tuesday at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. Presented by Robert Hamilton, assistant professor of biology at Kent State University at Stark. Free. 330-833-4061 or www.massillonmuseum.org.
The Building of Oliver Hazard Perry’s Fleet for the Battle of Lake Erie — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Highland Square branch. 807 W. Market St, Akron. Sharon Myers, local historian and president of the William Wetmore Chapter Daughters of 1812, will present a program on the building of Perry’s fleet. Free. For more information, call Sharon Myers at 330-794-5099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lego Club — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Ages 5-12 are invited to become master builders. All building supplies are provided by the library. 330-928-2117.
Wacky Wednesday — 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Science, art and craft fun for ages 5-11. A limited number of free tickets will be available 30 minutes before the program begins. 330-928-2117.
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. Cost is $6 per adult, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. Tours will include both the Perkins Stone Mansion and the John Brown House. For more information, call 330-535-1120 or go to www.summithistory.org.
A New Adventure Widows and Widowers social group — 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dinner 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.
Grandma’s Attic/Grandpa’s Garage — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Summit County Historical Society will bring suitcases brimming with tools, clothing, sporting equipment and miscellaneous treasures sure to spark fond memories of yesteryear. 330-928-2117.
Author Visit — 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St. Gary Webster will discuss his new book When In Doubt, Fire the Skipper: Midseason Managerial Changes in Major League Baseball. Free. Registration is required, call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010 or go to www.hudsonlibrary.org.