1. Good dogs: The K-9 Challenge, which features police dogs showing off their obedience, agility and crime-fighting skills, runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Lock 3 in downtown Akron. A pancake breakfast benefits the Akron Police Department's K-9 unit. Admission is free; no pets are allowed. lock3live.com.
2. Beer on Water Street: The Kent Craft Beer Fest, organized by the Kent Jaycees, runs from 2 to 7 p.m. outdoors along Water Street in downtown Kent. General admission (10 tastings) and brewmaster (20 tastings) tickets are $25 and $45; kentjaycees.com/kent-craft-beer-festival.
3. Tapestry of Songs: Summit Choral Society presents “Tapestry of Songs” at 7:30 p.m. at the Akron Art Museum. James Mismas conducts a program that features Barber’s “Agnus Dei” and Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe.” Tickets are $29-$39 at 330-434-7464 or www.SummitChoralSociety.org.
4. Buying time: Up for some shopping? The Downtown Canton Flea runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cultural Center for the Arts, with more than 75 vendors. Admission is free. https://www.downtowncantonflea.com/. And the Fairlawn Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. George’s Fellowship Centre in Copley. Admission is $3. 440-227-8794.
5. Art exhibits to end: Today is your last chance to see two exhibits centered around the Cuyahoga Valley at Summit Artspace in downtown Akron. “Crooked River Contrasts” features photos celebrating the river’s rejuvenation 50 years after it caught fire; “Plein Air - The Cuyahoga and Beyond” is the Akron Society of Artists’ annual show of art painted outdoors. Saturday’s hours are noon to 5 p.m. www.summitartspace.org.