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Eleana Kim — 7:30 p.m. Thursday at McGaw Chapel, 340 E. University St., College of Wooster. Kim, an anthropologist who specializes in the examination of social and political dynamics that have shaped the natural environment of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, will present Making Peace With Nature: The Ecological Value of the Korean DMZ. 330-263-2132, http://thewoosterforum.scotblogs.wooster.edu.

Laughing Club — 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Do exercises to relieve stress and boost energy. All ages welcome. For more information, call 330-928-2117.

27th Annual Buckeye Book Fair — 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. With nearly 100 Ohio authors, illustrators, and photographers, attendees can chat with authors and shop for books. Admission is $2. List of participating authors at www.buckeyebookfair.com.

Fiber Class: Shibori Scarf — 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Create a Japanese style of dyeing on a scarf. There is a registration and class fee. For more information and to register, call 330-971-8425 or 330-971-8225.

Family Food Fest — 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Featuring cookbook author Marilou Suszko at 11 a.m.; Cupcake Wars at 1 p.m.; and Couponing 101 with Rachel Krych at 1 p.m. For more information, call 330-725-4415, www.mcdl.info/foodfest.

Secrets of the Red Carpet — 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn, 8971 Wilcox Drive. Luke Reichle, costume designer for the ABC show Castle, will talk about his experiences and help you bring glamour to your everyday style. General admission with lunch $30, lunch and private reception $50. For tickets, go to www.twinsburglibrary.org/friends.

Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird — Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. A large art and craft show combined with a comic, game, toy and pop culture convention. Free admission. 330-899-1017. www.johnsknightcenter.org.

Du the Mu! - Knotted Friendship Bracelets — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. Participants will learn how to knot friendship bracelets and make a paper bead. Free. 330-833-4061 or www.massillonmuseum.org.

Youngstown Model Railroad Association Fall Open House — Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Youngstown Model Railroad Association, 751 N. Four Mile Run Road. Two full displays. Both layouts feature more than 100 scale miles of track. A donation of $4 per person is requested. 330-799-8691, www.ymra.org.

Author Visit and Book Talk — 1 p.m. Saturday at Peninsula Library, 6105 Riverview Road. Kurt Landefeld will discuss his book, Jack’s Memoirs: Off the Road, A Novel. Free. Reservation requested. 330-467-7323.

Glassblowing Demonstrations— 5-10 p.m. Saturday at Akron Glass Works, 106 N. Main St. Free.

Downtown Akron Artwalk — 5-10 p.m. Saturday. Featuring more than two dozen destinations for art, shopping, dining and entertainment. Music and activities for all ages. Artwalk is free. Free trolley service during event. www.downtownakron.com.

Autumn Leaves in the Courtyard — 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the Peninsula Art Academy, 1600 W. Mill St. Share an evening of grilling hot dogs and vegetarian bratwurst covered in sauerkraut or grilled onions and peppers, brown beans, gingerbread cake and your choice of drink. Listen to John Boston. Cost is $18 per person. To register, call 330-657-2248.

Parents Without Partners Portage County Chapter Monthly Dance — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge. Music provided by DJ Mel. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers.

ETC Heid’s School of Musical Arts 37th Annual Fall Premier — 2 p.m. Sunday, Copley High School, 2807 Ridgewood Road. Featuring the All Americans, the Main Street Singers, the New Generation and Rouge, $10, $8 seniors and children 8 and under. www.seatyourself.biz/etc.)

Massillon Museum’s 2-week Cartoon Lab — Registration due by Sunday for the event to be held 1-3 p.m. Nov. 8 and 15, at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. For 12 and older. $35, $25 museum members. 330-833-4061, www.massillonmuseum.org.

Jane Pauley — 7:30 p.m. Monday at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., University of Akron. Pauley will deliver a lecture Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life. Tickets are $10, $8 for UA faculty, staff and seniors, $6 for UA students. For tickets, call 330-972-7570 or go to www.uaevents.com.

Massillon Museum History Discussion Group — 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. The group will discuss the history of the city’s viaducts and the grand dedication festivities. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or go to www.massillon?museum.org.

Summit County Medical Alliance Annual Fall Boutique — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. George Family Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn. 25 vendors will showcase their goods. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. for $28. This is a benefit for Mobile Meals Inc. and other community health projects. For more information, call 330-603-0412 or 330-990-0184.

Widows & Widowers SOS (Starting Over Socially) — 1 p.m. Tuesday at Papa Bear’s, 4990 Dressler Road NW, Canton. Participants pay for their meals. Reservations required. Call, Jackie at 330-837-5074 or Sue at 330-499-8727.

Single Seniors Luncheon — 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Samantha’s, 4954 Portage St., North Canton. Reservations required. Call Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.

Mudcakes Clay Class — 4-4:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 4-18, at Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Class for 6- to 8-year-old children. They will learn to work with clay. There is a fee for the class. To register or for cost, call 330-971-8225 or 330-971-8425.

Intro to Origami — 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 4-18, Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. Gary Spangler will welcome participants of all ages. Tuition is $60 for nonmembers, and $50 for museum members. Registration is required by Thursday. 33-833-4061.

Leslie Chang — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at McGaw Chapel, 340 E. University St., College of Wooster. Author Chang will present The Lives and Loves of a Chinese Factory Girl. 330-263-2132, http://thewoosterforum.scotblogs.wooster.edu.

Laverne Cox: Ain’t I A Woman: My Journey to Womanhood — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Center Ballroom, Kent State University. Laverne Cox is the first transwoman to appear on the cover of Time Magazine and the first transwoman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show, Orange is the New Black. Free, but wristband required for admission. Wristbands can be reserved at www.eventbrite.com by selecting the Laverne Cox at Kent State event.