Full-moon hike — The National Park Service is staging a full-moon hike on the 2¾-mile Tree Farm Trail from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Meet at Horseshoe Pond off Major Road west of Riverview Road in Boston Township. Dress warmly.
Treasured images — Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of photography for the Cleveland Museum of Art, will present a program on Treasured Images from 7 to 9 p.m. when the Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society meets. The program will be held at the Happy Days Lodge off state Route 303 in Boston Heights. 330-657-2909 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning birding — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is holding a beginning birding class on thrushes at 7 p.m. at the Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.
Appalachian Trail — Bob Grau, who hiked the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail in 2011, will discuss his experience in a program at 7 p.m. at Medina County’s Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road (state Route 94), Sharon Township. Grau, a non-hiker at the start, took 170 days and hiked the last 380 miles with a broken ankle. Sponsored by the Medina County Park District. For ages 9 to adult. Free. 330-722-9364.
Akron hike — The Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2 p.m. for a 5-mile hike on the Sand Run Jogging Trail in Sand Run Metro Park. Meet in the Wadsworth Area parking lot off Sand Run Parkway in northwest Akron. 330-923-6371.
Nature walk — The Wilderness Center at 9877 Alabama Ave. SW in Sugar Creek Township, is holding a guided nature walk at 2 p.m. 877-359-5235.
Trees, deer — Susan Kalisz of the University of Pittsburgh will speak on The Good, the Bad and the Ungulate: Long-Term Experiments With Native Forest Species, Invaders and Deer at 7 p.m. at the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland. The lecture is free but advance sign-up is required. 440-602-3833 or www.holdenarb.org.
Lyceum talk — Adventurer/ocean rower Katie Spotz of Mentor will speak in the Lyceum Lecture Series in the Cuyahoga Valley at 7 p.m. The talk, sponsored by the park and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, will be held at the Happy Days Lodge off state Route 303 in Boston Heights. Tickets are $6, $3 for children 3 to 12. Doors open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are available by calling 330-657-2909, Option 4, or online at www.conservancyforcvnp.org.
Weekday walk — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is holding a weekday walk at 10 a.m. at Cascade Valley Metro Park. Meet at the Oxbow Area off Cuyahoga Street in North Akron. 330-865-8065.
Home-schooled astronomy — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is presenting an astronomy program on constellations for youngsters 11 to 14 years old at 1 p.m. Meet at the Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. All students must be accompanied by adults. Advance sign-up is required. 330-865-8065.
Snowflake hike — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is holding a hike and breakfast at 8 a.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park off Newton Street in East Akron. Advance sign-up is required. Participants will be told what food items to bring. 330-865-8065.
Constellation fun — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is presenting a family astronomy program on constellations at 10:30 a.m. at the Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. The program, in an inflatable planetarium, will last 45 to 60 minutes. Advance sign-up is required. The program will be repeated at 1 and 3 p.m. It will also be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Monday. 330-865-8065.
Beer train — The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is hosting a canned beer trip from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. from Akron’s Northside Station. For ages 21 and older only. Advance reservations are required. Tickets range from $47 to $82. To register, call 800-468-4070 or visit www.cvsr.com.
Ledges hike — The National Park Service is holding a Ledges hike of 1¾ miles from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Meet at the Ledges Shelter off Truxell Road in Boston Township.
1920s campfire — The National Park Service is staging a 1920s campfire with costumed volunteers exploring prohibition and bootlegging from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Cuyahoga Valley. Meet at the Happy Days Lodge off state Route 303 in Boston Heights.
Healthy hike — The Medina County Park District is holding a healthy hike at 9 a.m. in the Cuyahoga Valley park. Meet at the Ira Trailhead off Riverview Road near Ira Road in Cuyahoga Falls. For ages 10 to adult. Dress for the weather and have appropriate footwear. 330-722-9364.
Canine hike — The Medina County Park District is staging a canine hike at 10 a.m. at River Styx Park off River Styx Road in Guilford Township. Dogs must be on leash and under owner’s control at all times. Bring a towel for muddy feet and a water bowl. Free. 330-722-9364.
Backyard birds — The Medina County Park District is holding a walk-in nature program on feeding birds in your backyard from noon to 5 p.m. at the Susan Hambley Nature Center, 4173 Parschen Blvd., Brunswick. There will be bird crafts, games and displays. The program continues from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 330-722-9364.
North Canton hike — The Stark County Park District is holding a hike at 9 a.m. on the Hoover Trail in North Canton. 330-409-8096.
Owl box workshop — The Stark County Park District is conducting a screech owl box workshop at 2 p.m. at the Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Township. The fee is $10. For reservations and more information, call 330-409-8096.
Sagamore hike — The Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Sagamore Square at state Route 82 and Holtzhauer Road in Sagamore Hills Township for a 7-mile hike. Meet near the Marc’s store. 330-923-6371.
Aurora hike — The Portage Trail Walkers hiking club will meet at 9 a.m. at Sunny Lake off Mennonite Road in Aurora to hike the Sunny Lake trails. 330-673-6896.
Planetarium show — The Wilderness Center at 9877 Alabama Ave. SW in Sugar Creek Township is holding a planetarium show at 2 p.m. The center is also presenting a program on wild edibles at 10 a.m., beeswax and honey products at 10 a.m., a reunion of Summer Days program participants at 1 p.m. and a program on the Foxfield Preserve natural burials at 2 p.m. 877-359-5235.
Feed chickadees — The Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve will be hosting a program where participants can feed chickadees by hand from noon to 3 p.m. It will be repeated from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. The center is at 11929 Beech St. NE, Washington Township. 330-829-7050 or www.beechcreekgardens.org.
Park concerts — Violinist-fiddler Ed Caner will appear in concert at 4:30 and 7 p.m. at the Hines Hill Conference Center in the Cuyahoga Valley park. That’s at 1403 W. Hines Hill Road, Boston Township. Caner will be joined by hammered dulcimer player Tina Bergmann and bassist Bryan Thomas. Tickets are $8. Seating is limited. The facility is not wheelchair accessible. Advance tickets are available at www.conservancyforcvnp.org.
Winter hike — The National Park Service is staging a 7-mile hike on the Ledges and Cross Country trails in the Cuyahoga Valley. It will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Ledges Shelter off Truxell Road in Boston Township. Expect hills and unpaved surfaces. Sturdy shoes are recommended.
Book hike — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is sponsoring a book hike at 1 p.m. at the Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road. Families can hike Cherry Lane and read Stranger in the Woods. A campfire with hot chocolate will follow. 330-865-8065.
Winter trees — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is holding a winter tree identification hike along the Chippewa Trail at 3 p.m. at Silver Creek Metro Park off Hametown Road in Norton. Meet in the Pheasant Run Area. 330-865-8065.
Tai chi fun — Tai Chi instructor Nancy Gardner will direct a wellness program at 1 p.m. at the Coventry Oaks Pavilion at Firestone Metro Park. That’s off Axline Road in South Akron. 330-865-8065.
Puppet show — The Medina County Park District is staging a puppet show on Where’s My Food? at 2 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road (state Route 94), Sharon Township. For ages 4 to 10. Advance sign-up is required. Free. 330-722-9364.
Reservoir hike — The Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. for a 5-mile hike at Mogadore Reservoir. Meet behind the Ankor Inn off state Route 43 in Portage County’s Suffield Township. 330-923-6371.
Feeder basics — The University of Mount Union’s John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center is hosting a program on backyard feeders to feed birds from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The center is on Dan Street in Washington Township. 330-823-7487.
Weekday walk — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is holding a weekday walk on the Old Mill and Rock Creek trails at 10 a.m. at Furnace Run Metro Park. Meet in the Brushwood Area off Townsend Road in Richfield Township. 330-865-8065.
Winter walk — The Medina County Park District is holding a winter walk at 10 a.m. at Princess Ledges Nature Preserve off Spruce Avenue in Brunswick Hills Township. For ages 7 to adult. 330-722-9364.
Akron hike — The Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Wilbeth Road Trailhead off West Wilbeth Road in South Akron for a 5-mile Towpath Trail hike. 330-923-6371.
Bob Downing can be reached at 330-996-3745 or bdowning at the beaconjournal.com.