Stop and smell flowers: You know gardening season has begun in earnest when the Copley-Fairlawn Kiwanis Club Flower Sale sets up its tent at Copley and Jacoby roads. Flats, pots of annuals and hanging baskets will be sold to fund service projects in the community. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

 

See Uriah Heep live: Uriah Heep is still recording new music and touring after five decades of pioneering prog-metal, with original member Mick Box still on guitar. They’re at the Kent Stage for a three-night stand Thursday through Saturday, with each show beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $44-$64 at www.thekentstage.com.

 

Chuckle at Weathervane: The hilarious backstage farce “Noises Off” opens at 7:30 p.m. at Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, continuing through May 26. Tickets are $10-$22 at 330-836-2626, www.weathervaneplayhouse.com.

 

Digest compost basics: Learn the basics of starting and maintaining a compost pile or barrel from 6-7 p.m. at the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.