Made in Ohio

It’s all about Ohio at Hale Farm & Village this weekend.

The wildly popular Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival — a two-day juried festival featuring Ohio artisans and local food — will be Saturday and Sunday.

The festival will feature more than 140 vendors from all over the state from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the farm at 2686 Oak Hill Road in Bath Township.

For more information, call 330-666-3711 or visit www.halefarm.org.

Thursday

Springfield Bog Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 7 p.m. for a 4-mile hike. Meet at 1400 Portage Line Road, Springfield Township. Jack Wenrick, 330-923-6371.

Quarry Hike — Join a naturalist for this history and nature hike and count it toward your Hiker’’s Choice on the Fall Hiking Spree, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park, 5779 Riverview Road, Peninsula. 330-865-8065.

Small Footprint: Recap — Discuss previous sustainable ideas, recipes, and practices shared during the series, 6:30-8 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

Habitat Restoration: Native Seed Collection — Join park staff in restoring Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s ecosystem by collecting native seeds, 1-4 p.m. Location provided upon registration. 330-657-2299.

Countryside Farmers Market at Highland Square — Live music, chef demonstrations and family activities add spice to shopping for local produce, 4-7 p.m. Highland Square, Conger Avenue and West Market Street, Akron. 330-657-2752.

Nature Musik: Still Summer! — Ages 2-4 with an adult partner. Be prepared to sing, dance, play simple instruments and be active with your child. Basic rhythm, tonal and movement activities, all based on the seasonal nature that is happening outside the window, 10-11 a.m. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot. 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.

Friday

Terra Amma Drum Circle — Bring drums and percussion toys if you have them, 7-9 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron, 3300 Morewood Road, Fairlawn. 330-780-7476.

Homeschoolers: City Critters — Ages 7-10. Discover the dynamic relationships that develop between then atural world and the man-made world, 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1-2:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Registration is required. Call 330-865-8065.

Fall Family Campout — Join naturalists for a fun and relaxing weekend camping out in a metro park. The weekend will include hiking, campfires, fishing and nature activities, 4 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Sunday. Location will be provided during registration. Registration is required. Call 330-865-8065.

“Birds, Beasts, Brats & Beer” — Meet bobcats, river otters and birds of prey while enjoying local bratwursts and brews at an event showcasing the region’s newest outdoor visitor attraction. It’s the first opportunity for the general public to experience the new Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden, 5:30-11 p.m. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland. Tickets are $35. Age 21 or older. For tickets, go to www.cmnh.org.

Star Watch and Planetarium Show — The Wilderness Center Astronomy Club members present a planetarium show about the night sky, 8 p.m. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot. 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.

Saturday

Brandywine Falls Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 6-mile hike. Meet at 8176 Brandywine Road, Sagamore Hills. Kincaid Early, 330-865-0368 or 330-815-8308.

Brandywine Falls Hike — The Hilltop Hikers go on a 6-mile hike at 10 a.m. Meet at 1550 Boston Mills Road, Boston Township. For details, call 330-877-8875, 330-832-0313 or go to www.hilltophikers.org.

Astronomy Club of Akron — Presentation: Dark Energy & the Cosmological Constant: A Truly Repulsive Topic, 7:30 p.m. Meet at 5031 Manchester Road, New Franklin. For more information, go to www.acaoh.org.

Bird Hike — Learn the basics of bird identification and search for fall birds, 10 a.m. to noon. Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road, Springfield Township. 330-865-8065.

Countryside Farmers Market at Howe Meadow — Live music, chef demonstrations and family activities add spice to shopping for local produce. 9 a.m. to noon, Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Road, Cuyahoga Falls. 330-657-2752.

Lock Demonstrations — Weekend lock demonstrations repeat from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Canal Exploration Center, 7104 Canal Road, Valley View. 330-657-2752.

Art @ M.D. Garage: Fields and Farms — Free art exhibits. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. M.D. Garage, 1556 W. Boston Mills Road, Boston Township. 330-657-2752.

Migrating Songbirds — Take a 2.5-mile walk along the Towpath Trail to search for migrating songbirds within the lowland forests along the Cuyahoga River, 8-10 a.m. Red Lock Trailhead, 1175 Highland Road, Sagamore Hills. 330-657-2752.

TWC Readers’ Group — Book discussion on Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America, 2-3:30 p.m. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot. 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.

Sunday

Silver Creek Metro Park Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2:30 for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 5000 Hametown Road, Norton.

Me and My Dog Hike — The Hilltop Hikers go on a 5-mile hike at 2 p.m. Meet at Happy Days Lodge, 500 W. Streetsboro Road, Boston Heights. For more information, call 330-877-8875, 330-832-0313 or go to www.hilltophikers.org.

Gorge Kayak — Paddle the Cuyahoga River at the Gorge to see towering rock ledges and breathtaking scenery from your kayak. Led by an ACA-certified instructor and naturalist. 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. Gorge Metro Park, 1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. Registration is required. Call 330-865-8065.

Milkweed, Monarchs & Goldenrod — Monarchs and other pollinators are in peril. Learn the importance of milkweed and goldenrod in the monarch’s long journey to Mexico, noon to 2 p.m. Liberty Park, Recreation Area, 9385 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

Lock Demonstrations — Weekend lock demonstrations repeat from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Canal Exploration Center, 7104 Canal Road, Valley View. 330-657-2752.

Art @ M.D. Garage: Fields and Farms — Free art exhibits. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. M.D. Garage, 1556 W. Boston Mills Road, Boston Township. 330-657-2752.

Tuesday

Firestone Metro Park hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 4 p.m. for a 3-mile hike. Meet at 2620 Harrington Road, Akron. Bruce Ahonen, 330-794-1039.

What’s That Critter Doing Here? Species Adaptations & Population Dynamics — Why do certain plants and animals survive and thrive in some parts of the world but not others? 2-3 p.m. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot. 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.

Wednesday

Furnace Run Metro Park Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield. Jack Wenrick, 330-923-6371.

Petros Park Hike — The Hilltop Hikers go on a 5-mile hike at 6 p.m. Meet at 3519 Perry Drive SW, Perry Township. For more information, call 330-877-8875, 330-832-0313 or go to www.hilltophikers.org.

Nature Stories — Ages 18 months to 3 years. Children and their adult companions will enjoy this interactive, nature-inspired story time, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

Weekday Walkers — Join a naturalist on a leisurely stroll along Rock Creek Trail with frequent stops to discover nature, 10-11:30 a.m. Furnace Run Metro Park, Brushwood Area, 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield. 330-865-8065.

Habitat Restoration: Invasive Plant Removal — Join park staff in restoring CVNP’s ecosystem by removing invasive plants, 1-4 p.m. Location provided upon registration. 330-657-2299.

Early Evening Hike — Join a ranger for a 2.75-mile hike on the unpaved, rolling Tree Farm Trail, 6:30-8 :30 p.m. Horseshoe Pond, 2075 Major Road, Boston Township. 330-657-2752.

Monarch Watch — Children and adults will help catch monarchs using nets, and naturalist Lynda Price will place the tags on the butterflies, 11 a.m. to noon. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot. 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.