Thursday

Wild in the Woods — Stop by the Nature Play area and engage in fun, hands-on experiences with nature, 3-5 p.m. Goodyear Heights Metro Park, Pioneer Area, 550 Frazier Ave., Akron. 330-865-8065.

Free The Falls: Bringing Down the Gorge Dam — This presentation will examine the interwoven story of the Gorge Dam, the Cuyahoga River and the park itself, plus the benefits of dam removal, 6 p.m. Akron-Summit County Public Library, Fairlawn-Bath branch, 3101 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

A Year of Herbs: Preserving Herbs — Learn about the best way to preserve herbs and how long to store them, 7 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 2 p.m. for a 6-mile hike. Meet at 245 Northeast Ave., Tallmadge. Billy Stacy, 330-968-7898.

Wilderness Sprouts: Wonderful Wildlife — Learn about the difference between tame and wild animals, 11 a.m. to noon. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, near Wilmot. For more information, call 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.

FRIDAY

Hike the Hollow — Take a leisurely hike to discover what is out and about this time of the year, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Wood Hollow Metro Park, 2121 Barlow Road, Hudson. 330-865-8065.

Hike & Fire — Hike Ledges Trail and learn about wildlife found in the park, then settle in with a campfire story and roasted marshmallows, 6:30-8 p.m. Liberty Park, Twinsburg Ledges Area, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

Saturday

Planetarium Show — Learn about constellations and the planets you might see in the fall, 1-2 p.m. The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, near Wilmot. For more information, call 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.

Sunday

Searching for Skeletons — Learn how creatures use specialized bones, teeth, shells and more to survive, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

Leave Your Leaves — Learn why leaving leaves in your yard is beneficial to you and wildlife, 1-2:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Hike & Bike at Young Road Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 5090 Young 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, 4-5 p.m. O’Neil Woods Metro Park, Trail Lot, 2550 Martin Road, Bath. 330-865-8065.

Firestone Metro Park Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 4 p.m. for a 6-mile hike. Meet at 2620 Harrington Road, Akron. Bruce Ahonen, 330-794-1039.

Wednesday

Findley State Park Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 6-mile hike. Meet at 25381 State Route 58, Wellington. Diane Dickerson, 330-966-5866 or 330-546-6096.