Dark Universe Planetarium Show — 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon and 4 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland. The show takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from beyond the borders of the Milky Way galaxy to our own backyard of the Solar System. Tickets are $5 with museum general admission. For tickets, go to www.cmnh.org.
Pontoon Boat Charters/Tours/Cruises on Portage Lakes — Multiple pick-up locations and daily times to fit any schedule. Great for family fun, corporate get-aways, and special occasions. For 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.GreaterCleveland?Aquarium.com.
Akron Art Museum Free Thursdays — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St. Free gallery admission and special programming throughout the day. More information at www.akronartmuseum.org.
Italian Center Spaghetti Dinner — 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Center, 134 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron. $7-$8 per person. 330-535-3919.
Exploring Your Options for a Quality Retirement — 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Green branch, 4046 Massillon Road, Green. Presented by Scott Haley, C.F.P. from Prelude Financial. Please register in advance, at 330-896-9074.
Get Crafty: Fall Banner — 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Local craft instructor Nanette Wroe will provide materials and instruction for creating a seasonal fall banner. To register, call 330-928-2117.
The Streetsboro Quilt Guild annual Judged Quilt Show — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Faith Baptist Church, 9890 State route 43, Streetsboro. The show will feature over 200 quilts for viewing. There will be 10 vendors at the show, including quilt shops from Northeast Ohio, and other related businesses. Entry fee for quilts is $3. For more information, call Sharon Kemp at 330-283-2697 or emai firstname.lastname@example.org.
Falls Farmers’ Market — 3-6 p,.m. Friday at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. For a complete list of vendors go to www.cityofcf.com/parksandrec. For more information, call 330-971-8225.
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.
Peninsula Peddler’s Day — Saturday. Sales will take place throughout the village including antique and yard sales, food, in store events, library book sale, Fall flowers and more. Pick up a map of sales at the Penisula Garden Club tent on Route 303 to get started.
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.
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.
The Laughing Club — 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Do exercises to relieve stress and boost energy. All ages welcome. 330-928-2117.
Hale Farm & Village’s Harvest Festival — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Hale Farm and Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath. Apple butter churning, a cider press, wagon rides, a conversation with Johnny Appleseed, pumpkin painting, a corn maze, and more autumn themed activities. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 children ages 3-12. For more information, go to www.halefarm.org.
Stark County History Resource Day — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. Designed to familiarize guests with local history repositories and institutions and the tools and archives they can offer to help find historical and genealogical information. Free. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or go to www.massillonmuseum.org.
OCWMA Convention — 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mogadore Moose, 4095 Mogadore Road. Meeting starts at 11 a.m. with lunch available for $5 per person and music afterwards provided by J & J Music. For more information, call Debbie Lee at 330-730-4199.
Stow Historical Society’s 38th Annual Harvest Festival — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Heritage Reserve Park at Silver Springs Park, 5120 Young Road, Stow. Craft vendors, historic home tours, old-time craft demonstrations, raffles, concessions, children’s activites, farm animals, musical entertainment, old-fashioned apple butter stirring and more. For complete information, go to www.stowhistory.org.
Summit Mall Retailer Job Fair — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Summit Mall, 3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn. Each retailer will have a table set up outside their location with information about current openings and application details. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/summitmall.
Spring Hill’s Fall Festival: Strange Happenings of the Civil War — noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Spring Hill Historic Home, 1401 Spring Hill Lane NE, Massillon. Traditional elements of a harvest festival, combined with new vendors, Civil War history, Victorian Mourning products, and a brand new 1st person tour. $5 adults, $3 ages 6-18. House tours: $3. For more information, go to www.springhillhistorichome.org.
Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits — noon Saturday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Green branch, 4046 Massillon Road, Green. ORBS will discuss types of ghosts, equipment they use and how it works, how to investigate, and places they have investigated. 330-896-9074.
Historic Zoar Village’s Free Speaker Series presents Terry Woods — 1 p.m. Saturday at the Zoar Schoolhouse, 254 E. 4th St., Zoar. Terry Woods will present “Ohio State Parks in the Ohio & Erie Canal” and will discuss the impact of the Works Progress Administration along the canal. Fir more information, call 330-874-3011 or go to www.historiczoarvillage.com.
Hoover-Price Planetarium Show “The Universe at Large” — 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. 330-455-7043.
“October-Italian Heritage Month” Spaghetti Dinner — 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Italian American Citizen’s Club, 1521 9th St., Cuyahoga Falls. Includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and butter, cake and coffee. $7.
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— 5-10 p.m. Saturday at Akron Glass Works, 106 N. Main St. Free. 330-253-5888.
Parents Without Partners Portage County Chapter “October Fling” — 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge. Soup and chili supper from 6:30-7:30 p.m. followed by the monthly dance. Cost for the supper is $5; dance is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information, call Warrine at 330-322-9559.
Fall Pottery Classes — 1-3:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 2-23, at Zeber-Martell Clay Studio, 43 Furnace St., Akron. Create a hand-made ceramic serving platter for the holidays. Cost is $85. To register, call 330-253-3808. For more information, go to http://zeber-martell.com/classes.
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 to 40 minute open lecture/discussion directed by the audience. 330-455-7043.
The Akron Roundtable 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner — 6 p.m. Monday at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. Guest speakers are Patrick Carney of The Black Keys and author David Giffels. Tickets are $75 and $125. For tickets, call 330-247-8682 or go to www.akronroundtable.org.
Investing in an Uncertain Market — 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Green branch, 4046 Massillon Road, Green. Presented by Rob Moser of Edward Jones. Please register in advance, 330-896-9074.
Our Fascinating First Ladies — 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 Market St. An Evening with Patricia Krider, Executive Director of the National First Ladies Library. For more information, call 330-854-4148.
Modern Alchemy: Art and Science of Organ Pipe Metals — 7 p.m. Monday at the Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St. Chemist Chatherine Oertel will discuss the historical and environmental causes of corrosion, the chemistry involved in restoration and the importance of preserving these historical instruments. Free. To register, call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010 or go to www.hudson?library.org.
Zen Meditation Group — 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Crown Point Ecology Center, 3220 Ira Road, Bath. This class will be led by Sensei Dean Williams. The group will be held twice a month on the first and third Monday. Free. 330-668-8992 or www.crownpt.org.
The Hudson Society of Artists — 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Barlow Center, 41 Oviatt St., Hudson. Sally Heston will give a watercolor demonstration.
Widows and Widowers Starting Over Socially Lunch Meeting — 1 p.m. Tuesday at Whiskey Ranch, 4919 Mt. Pleasant Road, Green. Reservations are required. Call Jackie at 330-802-5648 or Sue at 330-499-8727.
Carovillese Club Spaghetti Dinner — 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carovillese Club, 570 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron. $6 to $8.25. 330-929-6767.
Author Visit and Book Talk — 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. Timothy Hudak will speak on his book All the Way to #1. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or go to www.massillonmuseum.org.
B4 Bed: Stories For Adults — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Akron-Summit County Public Library, Firestone branch, 1486 Aster Ave., Akron. There for October: Horror/Mystery. Free. To register for this program, Call 330-724-2126 or go to www.watheatre.com/b4bed.
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. Limited to 25 participants. Please arrive 15 minutes before start time to reserve your place. 330-928-2117.
Emerald Valley Mothers of Multiples — 6:45-8:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Middleburg Heights Community Center, Room B, 16000 Bagley Rd, Cleveland. For more information, go to www.bigtent.com/groups/evmomc.
AAII Meeting — 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. The American Association of Individual Investors purpose is to educate individual investors regarding stock market portfolios, financial planning, and retirement accounts. 330-928-2117.
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.summit?history.org.
Introduction to Intellectual Property — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Green branch, 4046 Massillon Road, Green. Learn the differences among the various types of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets), what they are, how to get them and how much they cost. 330-896-9074.
Hudson Library’s Writing to Publish Series: Writing Query Letters — 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St. Literary agent Vicki Selvaggio will share a few quick tips on research, do’s and don’ts, and examples of what makes a query standout in the slush pile. Registration required, call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010 or go to www.hudsonlibrary.org.