Thursday

Big Bend Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 7 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 1337 Merriman Road, Akron. Chris Tiedemann, 330-524-9415.

Summit Metro Parks Summer Biking Spree — Three-month, at-your-own-pace event runs through Aug. 31. Participants ride 5 multipurpose trail sections -- the same section or any combination of sections -- for credit. Spree forms with the list of trail sections are available at http://bikingspree.summitmetroparks.org.

Explore Ledges — Join a ranger for a hike along hilly, unpaved trails at a leisurely pace to view spectacular cliffs, 2-3 p.m. Ledges Shelter Trailhead, Truxell Road / Kendall Park Road, 1 mile west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula. 330-657-2752.

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.

Yoga in the Fields — Come to the farm for yoga in the fields, 6-7 p.m. Spice Acres, 9557 Riverview Road, Brecksville. www.spaceacres.com.

Friday

Beat the Heat — Join a naturalist for an early morning hike, 7-8:30 a.m. Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road, Springfield Township. 330-865-8065.

Li’l Sprouts: Who’s Been in the Garden? — Follow the clues to solve the mystery of which animals live in and around the garden using detective tools, 10 a.m. to noon. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Seneca Deck, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Ages 3 and up. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

Wild in the Woods — All ages can engage in fun, hands-on experiences with nature, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

Vanderhoof Road/Cardio Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 2445 Vanderhoof Road, Barberton. Colleen Carpinello, 330-814-2621.

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, Akron. 330-780-7476.

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

Park After Dark Night Hike — Experience the park at night at a leisurely pace, 9:30-1:30 p.m. Location given upon registration. 330-657-2752.

Saturday

Slippery, Slimy & Sensational — Join a naturalist and the resource management staff to discover the different types of salamanders while searching for examples along ledges trail, 10 a.m. to noon. Liberty Park, Twinsburg Ledges Area, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

Flint Knapping — Paul Wischt from the Cuyahoga and Chippewa Valley Archaeology societies will demonstrate the ancient skill of flint knapping and share the different spear points used by early American Indians, 1-2:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

CVNP/Oak Hill Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at the Day Use parking lot on Oak Hill Road, north of Everett Road. Colleen Carpinello, 330-814-2621.

Hiking for the Health of It — Hiking club for adults who can hike four-to-five miles at a brisk pace, 9-11 a.m. Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Stanford Trailhead, 6093 Stanford Road, Peninsula. www.medinacountyparks.com.

Migratory Bird Banding — Join licensed Bird Banders Gary and Jill Fowler to learn about the significance of bird banding and see how it is done, 9 a.m. to noon. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. www.medinacountyparks.com.

Starry, Starry Nights — The observatory will be open for public viewing, and members will be available to answer your questions, 9-11 p.m. Letha House Park West, 5800 Richman Road, Spencer. www.medinacountyparks.com.

Canton Audubon Society 8th Annual Bird Walk — Observe Eastern Meadowlarks, Bobolinks, Savannah Sparrows, and Red-winged Blackbirds prevalent during spring migration, 8:30 a.m. Metzger Park, 1420 Nickelplate Trail, Louisville. www.CantonAudubon.org.

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, Peninsula. 330-657-2752.

National Trails Day — Individuals and groups are invited to lend a hand improving the park’s trails by joining a trail maintenance project, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information and registration, call 330-657-2299.

Lock Demonstrations — Weekend lock demonstrations repeat from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Canal Exploration Center, 7104 Canal Road, Valley View. 330-657-2752.

Explore Ledges — Join a ranger for a hike along hilly, unpaved trails at a leisurely pace to view spectacular cliffs, 2-3 p.m. Ledges Shelter Trailhead, Truxell Road / Kendall Park Road, 1 mile west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula. 330-657-2752.

Hang at Hunt — Stop by to enjoy activities for the entire family, 1-3 p.m. Hunt House, 2054 Bolanz Road, Peninsula. 330-657-2752.

“Grape Escape” Wine-Tasting Train: Summer Wines — Sample five wines and hor d’oeuvres and enjoy the view as you travel through CVNP. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Rockside Station. $60-$96. Ages 21 and older. To register, call 800-468-4070 or go to www.cvsr.com.

Sunday

Archery for Families — Families with children ages 9 and older can learn international-style target archery together, 12:30-2 p.m. and 2:30-4 p.m. Silver Creek Metro Park, Archery Range, 89 Eastern Road, Doylestown. Cost is $15 per family. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

Fantastic Fungi & Magnificent Mushrooms Reception — Join Summit Metro Parks naturalists and mushroom experts for this opening reception of the Fantastic Fungi & Magnificent Mushrooms exhibit, 1-3 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Mustill Store Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 57 W. North St., Akron. Roy Kress, 330-434-8450.

Beat the Heat Hike — Hike 7 miles on the unpaved, hilly Wetmore Bride Trails, 8-11 a.m. Wetmore Trailhead, 4653 Wetmore Road, Peninsula. 330-657-2752.

Lock Demonstrations — Weekend lock demonstrations repeat from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Canal Exploration Center, 7104 Canal Road, Valley View. 330-657-2752.

Towpath Turtle Trek — Take an easy walk along the Towpath Trail in search of basking turtles, 1-2 p.m. Boston Store Visitor Center, 1550 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula. 330-657-2752.

Explore Beaver Marsh — Take a leisurely stroll through this area of habitat to observe wildlife, 8-9 p.m. Ira Trailhead, 3801 Riverview Road, Peninsula. 330-657-2752.

Monday

Rise and Shine Hike — Join a naturalist for a before-work hike at Tallmadge Meadows, 6:30-7:30 a.m. Munroe Falls Metro Park, Tallmadge Meadows Area, 1088 North Ave., Tallmadge.

H&B at Young Road Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 5090 Young Road, Stow. Sue Donahue, 330-990-0588.

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.

Environmental Investigators: Wetland Worlds — Learn about the different types of wetlands on TWC property and catch some pond insects to see up close, 10-11:30 a.m. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, near Wilmot. 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.

Wilderness Walk — Learn the natural history of the area and season, 1-2:30 p.m. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, near Wilmot. 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.

Explore Ledges — Join a ranger for a hike along hilly, unpaved trails at a leisurely pace to view spectacular cliffs, 2-3 p.m. Ledges Shelter Trailhead, Truxell Road / Kendall Park Road, 1 mile west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula. 330-657-2752.

Yoga in the Fields — Come to the farm for yoga in the fields, 6-7 p.m. Spice Acres, 9557 Riverview Road, Brecksville. www.spaceacres.com.

Wednesday

Drawing Outdoors — Bring your drawing pad and pencils for an outdoor lesson in drawing, 9-11 a.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Archery for Kids — Ages 9-15, learn international-style target archery together, 5-6:30 p.m. Silver Creek Metro Park, Archery Range, 89 Eastern Road, Doylestown. Cost is $10 per person. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

Evening Bird Hike — Join a naturalist on a hunt for breeding birds, 6-8 p.m. Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road, Springfield Township. 330-865-8065.

Archery for Adults — Ages 16 and over, learn international-style target archery together, 7-8:30 p.m. Silver Creek Metro Park, Archery Range, 89 Eastern Road, Doylestown. Cost is $10 per person. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

Gervasi Winery Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 10 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 1700 55th St. NE, Canton. Diane Lybarger, 330-733-8840.

Explore Beaver Marsh — Take a leisurely stroll through this area of habitat to observe wildlife, 8-9 p.m. Ira Trailhead, 3801 Riverview Road, Peninsula. 330-657-2752.

Early Evening Hike — Come hike the hilly, muddy 5-mile segment of the Buckeye Trail that passes Deer Lick Cave, 7:30-9 p.m. Station Road Bridge Trailhead at the Towpath, 13513 Station Road, Brecksville. 330-657-2752.