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Portage Lakes Cruises — Public pontoon boat tours of 2 hour duration run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. through September, weather permitting. First come first serve up to 12 passengers. Private cruises and special events still available. For reservations or more information, call 330-760-0270 or go to www.PortageLakesCruises.com.

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-native brook trout, piranhas and sand tiger sharks that measure more than 7 feet. $21.95, $15.95 ages 2-12. www.GreaterClevelandAquarium.com.

Hooked on Books — 1 p.m. Thursday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. June’s book is Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig. 330-928-2117.

Kent Blossom Art Summer Artist Talks presents Cathryn Amidei — 6 p.m. Thursday at the Center for the Visual Arts, Room 165, 325 Terrace Drive, Kent. Free and open to the public. For information, go to www.kent.edu/art.

Bridge Classes — 7 p.m. Thursdays through July at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. The class will be taught by an instructor certified by the American Contract Bridge League. $5 will be collected at the beginning of each class. To reserve a place in this class, call Keith Klafehn at 330-819-7143.

The Hudson Inventor’s Club — 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hudson Library, 96 Library St., Hudson. http://hudsoninventorsclub.wordpress.com.

Memory Fitness Matters: What You Need to Know — 2 p.m. Friday at the Akron-Summit Public Library, Green branch, 4046 Massillon Road, Green. Learn the impact of attitude, paying attention, lifestyle choices and stress as well as the changes in memory that come with normal aging. 330-896-9074.

Canton First Friday: Carnival — 6-10 p.m. Friday in the downtown Canton Arts District. Streets will be lined with tents featuring kids’ arts activities, local food vendors, handmade crafts, and more. For complete information and map, go to www.cantonfirstfriday.com.

The Magic of Jay Owenhouse — 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. $31.50-$71.50. 330-253-2488 or www.akroncivic.com.

Palace Theatre Monthly Spirit of the Theatre Tour — 10 p.m. Friday at the Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N., Canton. A four-hour guided tour of all parts of the Theatre, 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 and older. 330-454-8172 or www.cantonpalacetheatre.org.

A New Adventure Widows & Widowers social group — 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Bob Evans, 175 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. 330-929-5430 or 330-630-9275.

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.

Greater Ohio Area SuperKids Classic Race — 10 a.m. Saturday at Akron Derby Downs, 789 Derby Downs Drive, Akron. The public is invited to cheer on the 35 youth with disablities participating in the adapted Soap Box Derby style race. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.superkidsohio.org.

2017 Barberton Police Bicycle Rodeo — 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Barberton YMCA Parking Lot, 500 W. Hopocan Ave., Barberton. Come learn bicycle safety with Barberton Police Bicycle Officers. Free. For more information, call 330-745-2181 or email nsamples@cityofbarberton.com.

Partners For Theater presents Summit StageFest — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. West Market Street will be closed from Portage Path to Casterton Avenue during this event. Five outdoor stages and three street performance areas will feature live theater, opera, improv comedy, puppetry, variety acts, dance, a cappella music, staged combat, and more. Free. For more information, go to www.StageFest.org.

Swing Into Summer Style Show — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Canton Museum of Art, Canton. Featuring fashions by Chico’s of Belden Village, punch, a catered lunch, raffle prizes, a silent auction, 50/50, door prizes and more. Tickets are $25. Reservations required, call Suzie Thomas at 330-453-7666.

Outback Ray’s Exotic Animals — noon or 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. This hands-on show is entertaining for kids of all ages. Free. Tickets are available at the children’s room desk. 330-928-2117.

Potter Faire Akron — 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Main branch, 60 S. High St., Akron. Spend the afternoon at the Main Library version of Hogwarts, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter Book. Participate in wizarding classes and use the map to complete the scavenger hunt and collect points for your house. Free. For more information, go to www.akronlibrary.org.

Massillon Cemetery Walking Tour — 1 p.m. Saturday at Massillon Cemetery, 1827 Erie St. S., Massillon. Historian Margy Vogt will talk about the history of the cemetery and the National Register residence. Cost is $7. For more information, call Margy Vogt at 330-832-8469.

Downtown Akron Art Walk — 5-10 p.m. Saturday, various venues and restaurants in downtown Akron. Featuring local art, live music and fun for all ages.

Glassblowing Demonstrations— 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Akron Glass Works, 421 Spicer St. Free. 330-253-5888.

Parents Without Partners Portage County Chapter Dinner and Dance — Saturday at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge. 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Pulled pork supper with side dishes, desserts and coffee. $6 per person. 7:30-11 p.m.: Monthly dance with music by DJ Mel. $6 members, $8 non-members. For more information and reservations, call Warrine at 330-322-9559 by June 2.

Ohio State Reformatory Ghost Hunts — 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday at The Ohio State Reformatory, 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield. $70 per person and includes access to the building and a late dinner of pizza and soda. Complimentary water, soda, coffee and hot chocolate available throughout the evening. 18 and older only. 419-522-2644 or www.ohiostatereformatory.org.

Cruise in the ’Ville — 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 4. Classic cars will line Prospect Avenue in Hartville’s Historic District. Hartville Lions Club will be hosting their annual chicken BBQ dinner at the show. Dinners are $12. For more information, call 330-354-3423 or go to www.discoverhartville.com/downtown.

Hoover-Price Planetarium Astronomy for Adults — 2 p.m. Monday at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. Night Sky followed by a 30-40 minute open lecture/discussion directed by the audience. 330-455-7043.

Kent Blossom Art Summer Artist Talks presents Sunshine Cobb — 6 p.m. Monday at the Center for the Visual Arts, Room 165, 325 Terrace Drive, Kent. Free and open to the public. For information, go to www.kent.edu/art.

Down to the Dead Sea - Part 1 — 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Akron-Summit Public Library, Green branch, 4046 Massillon Road, Green. Pictures and presentation by Karen Sue Eckart. Stops include the Sea of Galilee, Qumran, Masada and the Dead Sea. 330-896-9074.

Genealogy 101 — 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Learn how to use the internet for genealogical research. Free. To register, call 330-928-2117.

Widows and Widowers Starting Over Socially Lunch Meeting — 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sylvester’s, 4305 Portage St. NW, North Canton. Reservations are required by June 1. Call Jackie at 330-802-5648 or Sue at 330-499-8727.

Kent Blossom Art Summer Artist Talks presents Karyn Olivier — 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Center for the Visual Arts, Room 165, 325 Terrace Drive, Kent. Free and open to the public. For information, go to www.kent.edu/art.

Perkins Stone Mansion and the John Brown House Tours — 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday at 550 Copley Road, Akron. Visitors will be returned to a period 180 years ago when Akron’s Founding Family moved into the fledgling canal town’s grandest home on “Mutton Hill.” Tours are $6 adults, $4 seniors, and $2 students. 330-535-1120 or www.summithistory.org.

Author Talk: Regina Brett — 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Regina Brett will talk about how to find your mission in life and how to live a more vibrant life at any age. Free. 330-928-2117.