Information on succulents

Succulents — drought-resistant, often quirky-looking plants like hens-and-chicks and cacti — are showing up everywhere these days, in decorative wall hangings, terrariums, fairy gardens and more. Learn more about them with a talk by master gardener Carol A. Knock from 7 to 9 p.m. at the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. It’s a presentation by Master Gardeners of Summit County. www.summitmastergardeners.org.

Middlebury Wednesdays

Two nonprofits, the Well Community Development Corp. and Asian Services In Action, are teaming up for six Middlebury Wednesdays outside the Well building at 647 E. Market St., Akron. Each Wednesday will feature a farmers market, food trucks and breweries. The free event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. in the back lot of the Well. See thewellakron.com/middlebury-wednesdays or its Facebook page.

Strikepoint handbell ensemble

The touring handbell ensemble Strikepoint performs at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Cuyahoga Falls. The group has been performing since 1984 and its 11 members use handbells, handchimes and other instruments to play everything from Tchaikovsky to the Beatles. It’s free, but a $15 donation is suggested.

Free area concerts

Free outdoor concerts include Uptown Cats, 11:30 a.m. at Barberton’s Lake Anna Gazebo; and the Swizzle Stick Band, 7 p.m. in Shadyside Park in the Kenmore neighborhood of Akron.