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Kids Make & Take Cactus Pet Rock: 4 p.m. Thursday at the Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway St., Alliance. Paint and create a special “pet rock” to look like a cactus. Free. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

 

Riverfront Readers Book Club: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Will discuss “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro. 330-928-2117.

 

Portage Lakes Cruises Live On The Lakes: 7 p.m. Thursday. Music aboard the Portage Princess. 2-hour cruise with music from Blues to Bluegrass and more. For tickets and information, go to www.portagelakescruises.com.

 

Play & Stay: 10 a.m. Friday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Kids up to age 5, open-ended early childhood education program with sensory toys, new learning experiences, and audiovisual adaptations of outstanding children’s books. 330-928-2117.

 

The Friends of the Dover Public Library Annual Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St., Dover. For more information, 330-343-6123.

 

Polish American Club Fish Fry: 4:30-8 p.m. Friday at the Polish American Club, 472 E. Glenwood Ave., Akron. Starting at $7.95. 330-253-0496.

 

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.

 

16th Annual “Seat Belt Challenge”: 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start Saturday at Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton. Students from all area high schools are encouraged to attend the 2019 Seat Belt Challenge, a free, fun-filled event. For more information, go to www.starkcountyohio.gov/sheriff/resources/safe-communities/seat-belt-challenge.

 

Spring Spree Model Train Show: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 7230 Engle Road, Middleburg Heights. Admission $6. www.cvsga.com.

 

Fairlawn Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at St. George’s Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn. Featuring sweet treats to one-of-a-kind jewelry and everything in between. Admission is $3. For more information, call 440-227-8794.

 

Massillon Local History and Genealogy Society Triennial Genealogy Fair: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. Discover all the Massillon Public Library has to offer including its improved Local History & Genealogy Room. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 350, 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.

 

Pompoms and Bottle Cap Bugs: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Make a pompom and/or a ladybug bottle-cap craft. 330-928-2117.

 

Author Visit with Anne Boudreau: 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Barnes and Noble, 4015 Medina Road, Akron. Anne Boudreau will speak on her new book, “A Human Mosaic: Heal, Review & Develop Self-Worth”. 330-665-5199 or https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2902.

 

Ohio Norsemen celebrate Syttende Mai: 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Gemini Center, 21225 Lorain Road, Fairview Park. Potluck lunch with hot dogs, beverages and tableware provided. Bring a dish. Free, reservations required. For reservations, call 216-767-5699 or 216-346-5207.

 

The Doctor’s Black Bag, Home Remedies and Folklore: 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Green branch, 4046 Massillon Road, Green. Take a look at the bygone days of medicine. 330-896-9074 or www.akronlibrary.org.

 

Aromatherapy Class: 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. The theme is Energy/Weight Management. Free. Preregistration is required, call 330-971-8225, 330-971-8425 or go to www.cityofcf.com/parksandrec.

 

The Beatles at Shea Stadium with Author Dave Schwensen: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway St., Alliance. Dave Schwensen will take you behind the scenes and on stage for the group’s legendary 1965 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 107.

 

Hudson Society of Artists: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt St., Hudson. Artist John Smolko will give a colored pencil demonstration. For more information, email hsa@hudsonsocietyofartists.com.

 

Widows and Widowers Starting Over Socially Dinner Meeting: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Arrowhead Banquet Center, 1500 Rogwin Circle, Canton. Diners pay for their meals, $17. For more information, call Jackie at 330-802-5648 or Sue at 330-499-8727.

 

Portage Lakes Cruises Gospel Music Cruise: 7 p.m. Tuesday aboard the historic Portage Princess. Tickets and information at www.portagelakescruises.com.

 

A New Adventure Widows and Widowers social group: Wednesday, meets for dinner and conversation. For more information, call 330-630-9275 or 330-929-5430.

 

Writers Live Series featuring Paula McLain: Noon Wednesday at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina. Paula McLain presents her newest book “Love and Ruin.” Tickets are $25. For tickets, go to www.mcdl.info/authors.

 

A New Beginning — Dinner and Conversation: 6 p.m. Wednesday. A social group for widows and widowers. For restaurant location and information, 330-745-6239.

 

Full Circle Storytelling “Up In Smoke”: 7-10 p.m. Wednesday at Jilly’s Music Room, 111 N. Main St., Akron. Free. Registration is encouraged, call 330-612-3090 or go to www.watheatre.com/fullcircle.

 

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad: 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.

 

Greater Cleveland Aquarium: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, last admission is at 4 p.m., Nautica Entertainment Complex, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland. Features more than 50 tanks, which are home to thousands of living creatures including the Ohio-native brook trout, piranhas and sand tiger sharks that measure more than 7 feet. $19.95 for adults, $13.95 for children ages 2-12. www.GreaterClevelandAquarium.com.

 

Kent State’s May 4 Visitors Center “Bill: An All-American Boy”: The Kent State May 4 Visitors Center presents “Bill: An All-American Boy,” an exhibit to celebrate the life of Bill Schroeder. 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.