Beacon Journal staff

FRIDAY


Waterfalls hike — The National Park Service is conducting a hike to Brandywine Falls in the Cuyahoga Valley park to mark National Trails Weekend. Meet at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. at the falls off Brandywine Road in Sagamore Hills Township. The hikes will be repeated at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a 2.2-mile hike to Ritchie Ledges at 7 p.m. Meet at the Ledges Shelter off Truxell Road in Boston Township.


Dinner in the valley — The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is holding a Dinner in the Valley with an Indian meal prepared by Chef Larkin Rogers. It will be served at 6 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center off Oak Hill Road in Boston Township. Call 330-657-2796, ext. 121, for pricing and reservations.


SATURDAY


Sixth annual Masterpieces on Main Art & Wine Festival — Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday in downtown Kent.


 


Book Signing — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scribbles Coffee Co., 237 N. Water St., Kent. Diane Adams Taylor will sign her book, Circles in Time. 888-361-9473.


Book Signing ­— 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Logo’s Bookstore, 976 W. Main St., Kent. Russell A. Minar will sign his book, The Mirror of Freedom. 888-361-9473.


Trail workshop — The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is hosting a trail workshop at 8:30 a.m. Meet at the Ledges Shelter off Truxell Road in Boston Township. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers will clean up the Ledges, Pine Grove, Forest Point and Haskell Run trails. Bring a small pack with lunch. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. To reserve a spot, call 330-657-2299 or email volunteer@forcvnp.org.


Cuyahoga critters — Artwork on “Cuyahoga Critters” by the Crooked River Gang, a group of local artists, will be featured in an exhibit at the M.D. Garage in the Cuyahoga Valley park. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1556 Boston Mills Road, Boston Township. The show continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.


Valley hike — The Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9 a.m. at the Boston Store Visitor Center in the Cuyahoga Valley park. It will be a six-mile hike to Brandywine Falls. The center is off Boston Mills Road in Boston Township. 330-687-8139.


Healthy hike II — The Medina County Park District is conducting another healthy hike at 8 a.m. in the Cuyahoga Valley park. Meet at Blue Hen Falls off Boston Mills Road in Boston Township. 330-722-9364.


SUNDAY


Valley hikes — The National Park Service is celebrating National Trails Weekend with hikes in the Cuyahoga Valley. You can join a 4½-mile hike from 9 to 11 a.m. from the Boston Store Visitor Center in Boston Township to Brandywine Falls and an evening wetlands walk from 8 to 10 p.m. from the Ira Trailhead off Riverview Road in Cuyahoga Falls.


NEXT WEEK


Monday-Full-moon hike — The National Park Service is conducting a full-moon hike from 9 to 11 p.m. in the Cuyahoga Valley. It will be a 2¾-mile hike on the Tree Farm Trail. Meet at Horseshoe Pond off Major Road west of Riverview Road in Boston Township.


Monday- Trail cleanup — Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Salt Run Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley park. Meet at the Pine Hollow Trailhead off Quick Road in Boston Township. Wear sturdy boots and bring a small pack with lunch, water and work gloves. Call 330-725-6097 for more information.


Wednesday- Trail cleanup — Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Lake and Cross Country trails in the Cuyahoga Valley park. Meet at the Kendall Lake Shelter parking lot off Truxell Road in Boston Township. Wear sturdy boots and bring a small pack with lunch, water and work gloves. Call 330-688-1767 for more information.