Honor our fallen war heroes

Pay your Memorial Day respects at a noontime ceremony at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman, with a rifle salute, wreath-laying and music by the 122nd Army Band. Keynote speaker is Capt. Susan Taylor, U.S. Army Nurse Corps. It will include a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, with lapel pinning of Vietnam veterans. Spectators should bring lawn chairs.

Learn more about cicadas

Have the 17-year cicadas arrived in your yard yet? Learn more about them with activities and a visit with a naturalist from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. For more information, call 330-865-8065 or go to www.summitmetroparks.org.

Go hiking at Brandywine Falls

Check out one of the areaís prettiest sights with a 1 p.m. ranger-led hike at Brandywine Falls, off Brandywine Road in Sagamore Hills Township. 330-657-2752.

Enjoy KidsDay at the zoo

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo hosts KidsDay from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., featuring enrichment demonstrations with the lions, cheetahs, rhinos, elephants, grizzly bears and sea lions, as well as costumed characters, crafts, interactive gaming zone, DJ Dance Party and Touch-A-Truck. The zoo is at 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland. Admission: $14.25, seniors $12.25 and children (ages 2-11) $10.25. www.clemetzoo.com.

Take a tour of Anna Dean Farm

The 26th Annual Anna Dean Farm Walking Tour runs from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Piggery, 248 Robinson Ave., Barberton. The tour will include interior visits to five of the Anna Dean Farm barns and the newly restored Erie Depot. Itís free. For more information, call 330-830-1444 or go to www.annadeanfarm.com.