Today

Natural landscaping — Landscape architect Richard Heaton will speak on Natural Landscaping for Beauty and Harmony With Nature at 7 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road (state Route 94), Sharon Township. Sponsored by the Medina County Park District. For ages 10 and up. Free. 330-722-9364.

Woodcock walk — The Stark County Park District is sponsoring a woodcock walk at 7:45 p.m. at the ball field entrance to the Hoover Trail in North Canton. 330-409-8096.

Friday

Bird walk — Naturalist Sarah Matheny of Metro Parks, Serving Summit County will lead a waterfowl walk at 8 a.m. at Silver Creek Metro Park in Norton. Meet at the boathouse. The park is off Hametown Road in Norton. Beginners welcome. 330-865-8065.

Evening stroll — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County is organizing an evening stroll at 6:30 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park. Meet in the Pioneer Area off Frazier Avenue in East Akron. 330-865-8065.

Woodcock walk — The Medina County Park District is holding a woodcock walk to watch the zany aerial mating flights of the male birds. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road (state Route 94), Sharon Township. For ages 10 to adults. 330-722-9364.

Underground Railroad — Hale Farm and Village in Bath Township is conducting a living history program on the Underground Railroad from 6 to 8:20 p.m. Tours depart every 20 minutes at 2686 Oak Hill Road. The program is repeated on Saturday. Fee. 330-666-3711 or www.halefarm.org.

Saturday

Mustill Store opening — Akron’s historic Mustill Store will celebrate its season opening from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with burgers and hot dogs and historic games for children. There will be music by The Mickeys. Mike Cohil, the marble man, will be playing marbles. The store is off West North Street near downtown Akron. It will be open that day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 330-374-5625 or www.cascadelocks.org.

Eagle walks — The National Park Service is offering nesting eagle walks and hands-on activities at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Cuyahoga Valley park. Meet at the Station Road Bridge Trailhead off Riverview Road in Brecksville.

Vernal pools — The Cuyahoga Valley park is presenting a Junior Rangers program on vernal pools for youngsters. It will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The fee is $8. Adults must attend with participating children at no charge. Call 800-642-3297, ext. 100, for reservations, location and more information.

Herons for youngsters — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County is presenting a program on great blue herons for youngsters in its Young Birders program at 2 p.m. Meet at the Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Participants will then drive to the Bath Road heronry. 330-865-8065.

Sunset stroll — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County is conducting a sunset walk at 6:30 p.m. at Munroe Falls Metro Park. Meet in the Tallmadge Meadows Area off North Avenue (state Route 91) in Tallmadge. 330-865-8065.

Trail cleanup — Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Blue Hen Falls Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley park. Meet at the parking lot at 2001 Boston Mills Road, Boston Township. Wear sturdy boots and bring a small pack with lunch, water and work gloves. 330-865-0794.

Birding for beginners — The Medina County Park District is holding a birding for beginners program at 10 a.m. at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road (state Route 94), Sharon Township. For ages 12 to adults. Free. Advance registration required. 330-722-9364.

Turtle fun — The Medina County Park District is staging a nature program on turtles at 2 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road (state Route 94), Sharon Township. 330-722-9364.

Make a kite — The Stark County Park District is conducting a make-a-kite workshop at 1 p.m. at Petros Lake Park off Perry Drive SW in Perry Township. Meet at the Pond Shelter. 330-409-8096.

Geauga hike — The Portage Trail Walkers hiking club will meet at 9 a.m. at West Woods Park in Geauga County. The park is off state Route 87 in Russell and Newbury townships. 330-673-6896.

Tuscarawas hike — The Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 10 a.m. for a five-mile hike at Camp Tuscazoar near Zoarville in northern Tuscarawas County. The camp is hosting its maple days with a pancake breakfast. 330-687-8139.

Book signing — Author Mary McClure will be signing her book, High Bridge Glens of Cuyahoga Falls, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Books-A-Million, 335 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls.

Lambing Days — The Spicy Lamb Farm near Peninsula will host Lambing Days with lambs, ducklings, chicks and bunnies. It will be open 9-11 a.m. It will also be open 2-4 p.m. Sunday. www.thespicylamb.com.

Sunday

Peninsula Jazz Fest — The Peninsula Jazz Festival with New Orleans-style jazz will be held 2-5 p.m. at the Happy Days Lodge in the Cuyahoga Valley park. That’s off state Route 303 in Boston Heights. A free shuttle will take audience members from the north parking lot to the lodge.

Bike Aboard! — You can meet at the Boston Store Visitor Center for a 5.6-mile hike on the challenging Buckeye Trail and a return via the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The fee is $3. Meet at noon. The center is off Boston Mills Road in Boston Township.

Humor hike — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County is holding a humor hike at 1 p.m. at Hampton Hills Metro Park. Meet at the trailhead off Akron Peninsula Road north of West Bath Road in North Akron. 330-865-8065.

Bridle ride — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County is conducting a nature ride for equestrians at 2 p.m. at Silver Creek Metro Park. Meet at the park’s boathouse. Participants must provide their own horses and tack. The park is off Hametown Road in Norton. Advance registration is required. 330-865-8065.

April Fool’s Day — The Medina County Park District is presenting a program on April Fool’s Day and its history at 2 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road (state Route 94), Sharon Township. Create your own pranks. For ages 5 and up. 330-722-9364.

Kent concert — The Mountain Rose Concert Series presents Kathy Johnson and Martha’s Mistake Trio. The show is at 6:30 p.m. in the Roy Smith Shelter at Kent’s Fred Fuller Park, 497 Middlebury Road. Also appearing will be poet Merle Mollenkopf. Admission is $7. 330-733-8845 or www.twistintomradio.com.

Brecksville hike — The Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. in Cleveland Metroparks’ Brecksville Reservation for a five-mile hike. Meet at the Brecksville Nature Center off Chippewa Creek Drive in Brecksville. 330-687-8139.

Folk jam — The University of Mount Union’s John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center is hosting a folk jam at 2 p.m. The center is on Dan Street off state Route 183 in Washington Township. 330-823-7487.

Tuesday

Firestone hike — The Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 4 p.m. for a leisurely three-mile hike at Firestone Metro Park. Meet at the Tuscarawas Meadows Area off Harrington Road in South Akron. 330-687-8139.

Trail cleanup — Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Salt Run Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley park. Meet at the Pine Hollow Trailhead parking lot off Quick Road in Boston Township. Wear sturdy boots and bring a small pack with lunch, water and work gloves. 330-725-6097.

Molly Stark tour — The Stark County Park District is offering a history walk at Molly Stark Park at 10 a.m. The park is off Columbus Road NE in Nimishillen Township. 330-409-8096.

Wednesday

Valley hike — The Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Cuyahoga Valley park for a five-mile hike. Meet at the Oak Hill Trailhead off Oak Hill Road in Boston Township. 330-687-8139.

Trail cleanup — Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Lake and Cross Country trails in the Cuyahoga Valley park. Meet at the Kendall Lake Shelter off Truxell Road in Boston Township. Wear sturdy boots and bring a small pack with lunch, water and work gloves. 330-688-1767.

Local gardens — Jane Rogers of the Akron Garden Club will present a photographic look at 42 stunning gardens in the Akron area at 7 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road (state Route 94), Sharon Township. Sponsored by the Medina County Park District. For ages 16 to adult. 330-722-9364.

Acoustic Wednesday — The Medina County Park District is sponsoring Acoustic Wednesday with folksy music 6-8 p.m. at the Susan Hambley Nature Center, 4173 Parschen Blvd., Brunswick. 330-722-9364.

Nature walk — The Wilderness Center at 9877 Alabama Ave. SW in Sugar Creek Township is holding a nature walk at 10 a.m. 877-359-5235.

Bob Downing can be reached at 330-996-3745 or bdowning at the beaconjournal.com.