THURSDAY

Kinderealm – Evergreens: Ages 3-6 with their adult companion will learn about trees that stay green year-round, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Includes a hike and craft. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

Weekday Walkers: 1.3-mile hike on Rock Creek Trail, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Furnace Run Metro Park, Brushwood Area, 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield. 330-865-8065.

A Year Without Plastic: Join a naturalist for the start of her journey to a plastic-free 2019, 6-7:30 p.m. Sand Run Metro Park, Mingo Lodge, 1501 Sand Run Parkway, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Memorial Parkway Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 499 Memorial Parkway, Akron. Dee Morgan, 330-212-5944.

 

FRIDAY

Astronomy Club of 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”, 8 p.m. New Franklin City Hall, 5611 Manchester Road.

Everett Road/Riding Run Trail Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 2370 Everett Road, Peninsula. Kathy, 330-923-2659 or 330-604-4869.

 

SATURDAY

Snowshoe Hike: Get a brief how-to lesson, followed by a snowshoe hike, 10-11:30 a.m. Silver Creek Metro Park, Cross-country Course, 4579 Medina Line Road, Norton. There will be a limited number of snowshoes available. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

Ice Age Ohio: A presentation and activities for the whole family, 2-4 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065. 

Whispers From Mother Nature: See what plants and animals will be growing, flying over, or waking up in February at Summit Lake and in the Metro Parks, 2-3:30 p.m. Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Summit Lake Nature Center, 390 W. Crosier St., Akron. 330-865-8065. 

Silver Creek Metro Park Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 11 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 5000 Hametown Road, Norton. Chris Tiedemann, 330-524-9415.

Camp Y-Noah Hike: Hilltop Hikers will meet at 10 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 815 Mount Pleasant Road, Clinton. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

Kendall Lake Cross Country Trail Hike: Portage Trail Walkers will meet at 9 a.m. at 1000 Truxell Road, Peninsula. For more information, call Larry Thomas at 330-673-6896.

 

SUNDAY

Cascade/Chuckery Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 837 Cuyahoga St., Akron. Jack Welling, 330-858-8311.

Firestone Metro Park Hike: Hilltop Hikers will meet at 2 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 2620 Harrington Road, Akron. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

 

MONDAY

Cocoa and a Critter: Ages 3-5 are invited to learn about black bears through movement and sensory experiences, 10-11 a.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065. 

Lock 29 Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for an 8-mile hike. Meet at 1648 Mill St., Peninsula. Kincaid Early, 330-400-4835 or 330-815-8308.

 

TUESDAY

Hudson Plaza Leisure Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 4-mile hike. Meet at 134 W. Streetsboro St., Hudson. Roy Kress, 330-434-8450.

Bridgeport Quarry Trailhead Hike: Hilltop Hikers will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 3455 Erie Ave. NW, Massillon. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

 

WEDNESDAY

Chickadee Feeding: Learn about one of Ohio’s most endearing feathered friends, then participate in hand-feeding the chickadees along Cherry Lane Trail, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Seneca Deck, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Freedom Trail Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 6-mile hike. Meet at 245 Northeast Ave., Tallmadge. Billy Stacy, 330-968-7898.

Jackson Park Hike: Hilltop Hikers will meet at 6 p.m. for a four- to five-lap hike. Meet at 7660 Fulton Drive NW, Jackson Township. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.