Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad: The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) will run the National Park Scenic excursion on Saturdays and Sundays through April, as well as special event trains on Fridays. From January through April, the National Park Scenic excursion will be two-and-a-half-hours long, roundtrip. Beginning in June, CVSR will run Wednesdays-Sundays. For more information, go to www.cvsr.com.
“Dark Universe” Planetarium Show: 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon and 4 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland. $5 with museum admission. www.cmnh.org.
Kent State’s May 4 Visitors Center “Allison The Activist”: The Kent State May 4 Visitors Center presents “Allison The Activist” an exhibit to celebrate the life of Allison Krause. The May 4 Visitors Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, go to www.kent.edu/may4.
Akron Art Museum Free Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St. Free admission and special programming. www.akronartmuseum.org.
Soup at Six - Catalyst for Change: The Assassination of President McKinley: 6 p.m. Thursday at The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. Christopher Kenney, Director of Education, will explore how the assassination of William McKinley changed the Secret Service forever. Cost is $20. Reservations required, call 330-455-7043.
Summit County, World War II, Korean & Vietnam Wars Roundtable Meeting: 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center, 3486 S. Smith Road, Fairlawn. Speaker is Sgt. Chuck Gross, Vietnam, Purple Heart, served on a tank crew and wrote a book about his experiences. For more information, email Joe_C_Geiger@me.com.
Astronomy Club of Akron: 8 p.m. Friday at New Franklin City Hall, 5611 Manchester Road, Akron. Gary Kader, Baldwin Wallace University, Physics and Astronomy, Director of the Burrell Memorial Observatory, presents “A Look at the Jovian Satellites: Worlds of Fire and Ice”. For more information, go to www.acaoh.org.
A New Adventure Widows & Widowers social group: 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Bob Evans, 175 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. 330-929-5430 or 330-630-9275.
A New Beginning Social Group for Widows and Widowers: 9 a.m. Saturday at Thano’s Restaurant, 71 Fifth St. SE, Barberton. 330-745-6239.
Winter 2019 Youth Theatre Classes: Saturdays Jan. 26-April 13 at The Center, 118 W. Market St., Akron. Classes for ages 5-9 are held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for $150. Classes for ages 9-14 are held from 11 a.m. to noon for $165. To register or for more information, call 330-612-3090 or go to www.watheatre.com/youth.
Widows and Widowers Starting Over Socially Brunch & Dominoes : 10 a.m. Saturday at Perkin’s, 4896 Everhard Road NW, Canton. For information, call Jackie at 330-802-5648 or Sue at 330-499-8727.
Senseploration: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. A variety of activities that engage the senses, allowing children to take in new experiences at their own pace. Children with special needs and their families are invited to attend. Registration required, call 330-928-2117.
Super Saturday Program “Follow the Drinking Gourd”: 11 a.m. Saturday in the Children’s Department at the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. Learn about the Underground Railroad through stories, poems, a drawing activity and a special snack. Free. Registration is required, call 330-832-5037 or go to www.massillonlibrary.org.
Hoover-Price Planetarium Show “The Universe at Large”: 1 p.m. Saturday at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. 330-455-7043.
Bluegrass Saturday Nights:7-11 p.m. Saturday at Homerville Community Center, state Route 301, Homerville. All pickers welcome; open stage and jam rooms. 330-416-2222.
Shaw JCC of Akron’s Family FUN Day & Open House: 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Shaw JCC, 750 White Pond Drive, Akron. Kids of all ages can enjoy bounce houses, face painting and balloon twisting, and parents can get big savings on Camp JCC, memberships and more. The event is free and open to the community. Rescheduled from Jan. 20. For more information, call 330-867-7850 or go to www.shawjcc.org.
Scrabble Club: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Free. For more information, email Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Akron Torch Club: 6 p.m. Monday at the Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron. Joseph Huber will discuss Akron’s history in the manufacture of 10,000 military airships. Dinner costs $20. Reservations are due by Jan. 24, call Joe Huber at 330-929-3959.
Ursuline College Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in Daley Hall, Ursuline College, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike. The celebration will include a multimedia presentation by poet and performance artist Alexandria Gurley, “Follow the Leader: Recognizing Our Ancestors, Forging Our Own Paths”. Free and open to the public.
Dancing With The Stars Live!: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. $49.50-$79.50. 330-253-2488 or www.akroncivic.com.
Making Sense of Medicare: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 30 and Feb. 27, at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Green Branch, 4046 Massillon Road, Green. An educational workshop to help guide you on your Medicare journey. For more information, call 330-896-9074.
Mustard Seed Market on Preventative Lifestyle: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Abraham Nabors of Mustard Seed Market will share key learnings on how to live a preventative lifestyle. Registration requested, call 330-928-2117.