Thursday

Local Food Night — Discuss the local food movement and how to support farmers close to home, 6:30-8 p.m. Sand Run Metro Park, Mingo Lodge, 1501 Sand Run Parkway, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Vanderhoof Road Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 7 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 2445 Vanderhoof Road, Barberton.

Explore Ledges — 2-3 p.m. Ledges Shelter and Trailhead, Truxell Road/Kendall Park Road, 1 mile west of Akron-Cleveland Road, Boston Township. 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, West Exchange Street and South Rose Boulevard, Akron. 330-657-2752.

FRIDAY

Fern Walk — Join a naturalist to learn about some of Ohio’s native ferns and learn how to identify them by their structure and habitat, 9-11 a.m. Sand Run Metro Park, Mingo Lodge, 1501 Sand Run Parkway, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Friendly Neighborhood Spiders — Explore the amazing variety of crawling creatures that call the park home, 6:30-8 p.m. Munroe Falls Metro Park, Tallmadge Meadows Area, 1088 North Ave., Tallmadge. 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, 330-331-7269 or 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.

Saturday

Healthy Striders Hike — A casual 1-3 mile walk with a brief informative talk by physicians and caregivers, 10-11:30 a.m. Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road, Springfield Township. 330-865-8065.

Snakes of Liberty Park — Explore the ledges for indigenous snakes of Liberty Park, 10 a.m. to noon. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

Liberty Metro Park Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. Jack Wenrick, 330-923-6371.

Sunday

Beginner Stand-Up Paddleboarding — No experience needed, A certified instructor and a naturalist will guide participants, 9-11 a.m. Silver Creek Metro Park, Boathouse, 5171 S. Medina Line Road, Norton. $15 per person. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

Moles, Voles, Mice & Shrews — Hike along the Chippewa Trail to discover the differences between these tiny mammals that live under our feet, 9:30-11 a.m. Silver Creek Metro Park, Big Oak Area, 5199 Medina Line Road, Norton. 330-865-8065.

Metro Parks Throughout the Year — Hike a different trail each month, taking photographic records of the seasonal changes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wood Hollow Metro Park, 2121 Barlow Road, Hudson. 330-865-8065.

Intermediate Stand-Up Paddleboarding — Certified instructor and a naturalist will teach moving on the board, advanced paddle strokes and rescue techniques, noon to 3 p.m. Silver Creek Metro Park, Boathouse, 5171 S. Medina Line Road, Norton. $15 per person. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

Goodyear Heights Metro Park Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 2077 Newton St., Akron. Lester Phillips, 234-417-2054.

MONDAY

Weekday Walkers — Take a stroll on the challenging Chuckery Trail, with stops along the way to discover nature and history, 1-3 p.m. Cascade Valley Metro Park, Chuckery Area, 837 Cuyahoga St., Akron. 330-865-8065.

Stow Towne Center Plaza Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 1628 Norton Road, Stow. Sue Donahue, 330-990-0588.

Tuesday

Spree Hike with Lisa King — Hike with Executive Director Lisa King during the Fall Hiking Spree and ask questions about Summit Metro Park, 5-6 p.m. Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road, Springfield Township. 330-865-8065.

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.

Wednesday

Weekday Walkers — Stroll along Downy Loop Trail, with stops along the way to discover nature, 10-11:30 a.m. Cascade Valley Metro Park, Chuckery Area, 837 Cuyahoga St., Akron. 330-865-8065.

Nature Drawing for Adults — Join a naturalist-artist for this entertaining lesson in nature drawing, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

O’Neil Woods History Hike — Discover the history of O’Neil Woods Metro Park, 3-5 p.m. O’Neil Woods Metro Park, Trail Lot, 2550 Martin Road, Bath. 330-865-8065.

Archery Games for Adults — Ages 16 and older will play different games to build archery skills in a fun and exciting way, 4-5:30 p.m. Hampton Hills Metro Park, Archery Range, 1940 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. $10 per person. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

Archery Games for Kids — Ages 9-15 will play different games to build archery skills in a fun and exciting way, 6-7:30 p.m. Hampton Hills Metro Park, Archery Range, 1940 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. $10 per person. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.