Thursday

Owl Prowl — Explore for owls with a naturalist, 6:30-8 p.m. Silver Creek Metro Park, Pheasant Run Area, 5000 Hametown Road, Norton. 330-865-8065.

Memorial Parkway Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 499 Memorial Parkway, Akron. Kincaid Early, 330-400-4835 or 330-815-8308.

Friday

Groundhog Day Hike — Hike along Willow Trail as you look for and talk about groundhogs and their folklore, 10-11:30 a.m. Firestone Metro Park, Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Homeschoolers: Great Migrations — Learn about the wonders of animal migration, Ages 7-10: 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1-2:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

Sand Run Metro Park Groundhog Day Sunrise Leisure Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 7 a.m. for a 4-mile hike. Meet at 1300 Sand Run Parkway, Akron. Roy Kress, 330-434-8450.

Memorial Parkway Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 499 Memorial Parkway, Akron. Kincaid Early, 330-400-4835 or 330-815-8308.

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 invite you to a star watch, 8 p.m. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, near Wilmot. For more information, call 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.

Saturday

Birds of Prey I.D. — Join a naturalist at the birding window to learn how to identify various birds of prey in flight and at rest, 10-11:30 a.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

Learn How to Ice Fish — Join a naturalist to learn how to ice fish during the coldest months, 2-4 p.m. Liberty Park, Tinkers Creek Area, 10303 Aurora-Hudson Road, Streetsboro. Advanced registration required. Call 330-865-8060 after 10 a.m. to learn whether conditions will allow the program to go on the ice.

Canal Fulton Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 6-mile hike. Meet at 1125 Tuscarawas Ave., Canal Fulton. Chris Tiedemann, 330-524-9415.

Findley State Park Hike — Hilltop Hikers will meet at 10 a.m. for a 3 or 6-mile hike. Meet at 25381 State Route 58, Wellington. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

Bolanz Road Trailhead North Hike — Portage Trail Walkers will meet at 9 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at Bolanz Road Trailhead on Riverview Road in Peninsula to the left of Szaley’s. Larry Thomas, 330-673-6896.

Cross-Country Skiing — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Quail Hollow State Park, 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville. The must be at least 4 inches of snow for cross-country skiing. Call 330-877-2457.

Bird Banding — See birds up close as banding procedures are explained and demonstrated, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, near Wilmot. For more information, call 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.

Planetarium Theater Show: Hubble Vision 2 — The best and most exciting Hubble images have been woven into an engaging story or exploration, noon and 1:30 p.m. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, near Wilmot. $2 per person, free for members. For more information, call 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.

Environment Investigators: Groundhog Day — Celebrate Groundhog Day with Terra, the groundhog. Enjoy groundhog related activites, explore the history of the holiday, and learn some cool facts about Ohio’s largest squirrel, 2-4 p.m. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, near Wilmot. For more information, call 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.

Geocache Event — TWC Geocache Club hosts its winter event, 5-9 p.m. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, near Wilmot. For information or questions, email Rita at axetowax@yahoo.com.

Sunday

Coffee with the Birds — A peaceful discussion at the wildlife viewing area, noon to 1:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Re-Purposed Bird Feeder Workshop — Learn how to attract birds to your yard in winter, and create a take-home bird feeder out of re-purposed materials, 1-2:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Winter Wildlife Tracks — Discover signs of wildlife along the trail, 2-3:30 p.m. Wood Hollow Metro Park, 2121 Barlow Road, Hudson. 330-865-8065.

H&B at Young Road Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 5090 Young Road, Stow. Sue Donahue, 330-990-0588.

Me & My Dog Hike — Hilltop Hikers will meet at 2 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 644 17th St. NW, Massillon. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

Cross-Country Skiing — noon to 4 p.m. Quail Hollow State Park, 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville. The must be at least 4 inches of snow for cross-country skiing. Call 330-877-2457.

Monday

Nature Crafting for Adults: Gathering Baskets — Weave a gathering basket, 2:30-5 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. Sand Run Metro Park, Shady Hollow Lodge, 1750 Sand Run Parkway, Akron. Bring a small flathead screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, towel and 2-gallon bucket. $15 per person. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

H&B at 303 Leisure Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 4-mile hike. Meet at 64 W. Streetsboro Road, Boston Heights. Roy Kress, 330-434-8450.

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. Jack Wenrick, 330-923-6371.

Bridgeport Quarry Trailhead Hike — Hilltop Hikers will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 3455 Erie Ave. NW, Massillon. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

Nature Musik: Animal Friends in Winter — Do basic rhythm, tonal and movement activities, based on the seasonal nature happening outside the window, 10 a.m. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, near Wilmot. For more information, call 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.

Wednesday

Waterfowl Warm-Up: Dabblers — Join a naturalist for the first of two programs on identifying permanent and migrating waterfowl, 7-8:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Freedom Trail Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 6-mile hike. Meet at 245 Northeast Ave., Tallmadge. Billy Stacy, 330-968-7898.

Jackson Community Park Hike — Hilltop Hikers will meet at 6 p.m. Meet at 7660 Fulton Drive NW, Massillon. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.