Nov. 17

- New and experienced birdwatchers can join a naturalist to search for waterfowl during the fall migration from 9 to 11 a.m. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope. Location is  Towpath Trail/Summit Lake 380 W. Crosier St.

- Nashville singer, songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs will play at BLU Jazz+, 47 E. Market Street, Akron. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at https://blujazzakron.ticketleap.com/kandace-springs-11-17-2017/. Her new album Soul Eyes has been met with enthusiastic praise, including a 5-star review in The Times of London.

- Green Councilman At-Large Stephen Dyer will be hosting an event, Donuts with Dyer, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Green Acme, 3875 Massillon Road. Dyer is inviting the new city of Green council members to come and meet the public to answer questions and take comments from the public about city issues. 

Nov. 18

- American Winds College of Aeronautics, the only school in Ohio solely devoted to aviation, will host an open house for high school students interested in pursuing a career as a pilot.  The event takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. The College is at Akron-Fulton International Airport, 1600 Triplett Blvd. Prospective students are invited to meet one-on-one with flight instructors, tour the facility, inspect the fleet of aircraft and learn about financial aid options. American Winds offers an Associate Degree of Applied Science in three aviation programs: Aeronautics (Professional Pilot Program), Aeronautical Instruction (Instructor Pilot Program) and Aviation Administration and Management.

- A community pancake breakfast and blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Greensburg United Methodist Church, 2161 Greensburg Road. Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes with toppings, sausage, coffee and orange juice. Pre-sale tickets are adults $6, seniors $5, children under 12 $4 and children under 4 free. Tickets will be $1 more at the door. The American Red Cross will operate a blood drive at the event. To schedule a donation time or buy tickets in advance, contact the church office at 330-896-1936. Tickets sales will benefit Greensburg United Methodist Church's Bright Hope for Tomorrow initiative. All tips will go to Boy Scout Troop 335. 

- Hike Springfield Bog in the evening to discover what lies awake in the skies above from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Good for spree credit. The park is at 1400 Portage Line Road. For information, call 330-865-8065. 

Nov. 20

Those who have experienced the death of a loved one know that the holiday season can be extremely stressful and sometimes heartbreaking. Cleveland Clinic Akron General Visiting Nurse Service will hold a free support group "Men and Holiday Grief" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Support for men facing the holidays without their loved one. Meet at the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley. To register or for more information, call 330-668-4662 or 800-335-1455, Ext. 4662.

- Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions can learn about wild turkeys from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The event includes a hike and craft and is held at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Goodyear Lodge, 2077 Newton Street. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. Advance registration is required. For information, call 330-865-8065. 

Nov. 21

- Grace United Church of Christ (UCC) invites individuals in the surrounding area to join in for a free community lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The church is at 13275 Cleveland Ave. NW, Lake Township. Lunch will be served in the church’s Family Activity Center, accessed through the west doors. Contact the church office at 330-699-3255 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, for more information.

Nov. 22

- Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions can learn about wild turkeys from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Firestone Metro Park's Coventry Oaks Area,40 Axline Ave. The event includes a hike and craft. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. Registration is required. Call 330-865-8065 for more information.  

Nov. 23

- The Home Run for the Homeless will be held at 9 a.m. A one-mile fun run/walk at is at 8:30 a.m. Butch Reynolds, Olympic track gold medalist and former world-record holder, will do the one-mile run/walk and start the four-mile race. The race features an electronic timing system. The course starts and finishes in front of Gennesaret’s Family Nutritional Center, 419 W. Exchange Street. After the race, there will be free prizes and raffle tickets will be sold for unique prizes. Runners can bring like-new toys, gently used running shoes and blankets for needy families. Race-day registration is 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. at the Family Nutritional Center. The online prerace registration fee until Nov. 22 is $20 per person, and two or more family members $10 each. Registration is available at www.gennesaret.net. Race-day registration is $25 per person. Pre-race registration and packet pickup will be Nov. 20-21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Vertical Runner, 112 N. Main Street, Hudson, and Nov. 22 from noon to 6 p.m. at Gennesaret’s Family Nutritional Center. The one-mile fun run/walk is $2. The website had a course and parking map. For more information, call 330-319-3954.

Nov. 24

The Akron Zoo hosts Wild Lights presented by Akron Children’s Hospital from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 24-26. Guests will experience the zoo lit up with thousands of holiday lights and enjoy live entertainment. S’mores and other treats can be purchased at Mrs. C’s Sweet Shop, and the Komodo Kingdom Café will be open for a variety of food options. Adult beverages will also be available for those 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased at the zoo box office or online. Visit www.akronzoo.org or call 330-375-2550 for ticket prices and to purchase.

Nov. 25

- A fall prairie hike will be held at Springfield Bog Metro Park from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Join a naturalist for a leisurely afternoon stroll to enjoy all that fall has to offer. Good for spree credit. For more information, call 330-865-8065. The park is at 1400 Portage Line Road.

Nov. 30

- Dieting is Dead: A New Approach to Wellness will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ritzman Pharmacy, 1790 Graybill Road, Suite 150. Debunk common dieting myths, get practical ideas for increasing your energy, and learn to use science to help manage weight during this program. The cost is $19.99 per person. Register at Ritzmanrx.com or any Ritzman locations.

Dec. 1

- Those who have experienced the death of a loved one know that the holiday season can be extremely stressful and sometimes heartbreaking. Cleveland Clinic Akron General Visiting Nurse Service will hold a free support group "TeenLife Holiday Grief Support" from 5 to 7 p.m. Support for young adults ages 12-16 who have experienced a significant loss, such as a parent, sibling or grandparent. Meet at the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley. To register, or for more information, call 330-668-4662 or 800-335-1455, ext. 4662.

- The Akron Zoo hosts Wild Lights presented by Akron Children’s Hospital from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1-3. Guests will experience the zoo lit up with thousands of holiday lights and enjoy live entertainment. S’mores and other treats can be purchased at Mrs. C’s Sweet Shop, and the Komodo Kingdom Café will be open for a variety of food options. Adult beverages will also be available for those 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased at the zoo box office or online. Visit www.akronzoo.org or call 330-375-2550 for ticket prices and to purchase.

Dec. 2

- The St. Nicholas oral/silent auction and dinner will be held at 5:30 in Parish Hall at Queen of Heaven Church, 1800 Steese Road. The auction begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $30 at the church office or after weekend masses in the gathering place. Donations for the auction are being accepted. For more information call 330-896-2345.

Dec. 8

- The Akron Zoo hosts Wild Lights presented by Akron Children’s Hospital from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8-10. Guests will experience the zoo lit up with thousands of holiday lights and enjoy live entertainment. S’mores and other treats can be purchased at Mrs. C’s Sweet Shop, and the Komodo Kingdom Café will be open for a variety of food options. Adult beverages will also be available for those 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased at the zoo box office or online. Visit www.akronzoo.org or call 330-375-2550 for ticket prices and to purchase.

- Those who have experienced the death of a loved one know that the holiday season can be extremely stressful and sometimes heartbreaking. Cleveland Clinic Akron General Visiting Nurse Service will hold a free support group "Kids and Holiday Grief" from 5 to 7 p.m. Support for children ages 5 to 11 who have experienced a significant loss, such as a parent, sibling or grandparent. Meet at the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley. To register, or for more information, call 330-668-4662 or 800-335-1455, Ext. 4662.

- Theatre 8:15 presents Jingle Bell Follies, a family variety show for all ages at 8:15 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 and at 2:15 p.m. Dec. 10. It is a celebration including songs, dance, holiday skits and a visit from Santa. Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $5 for children under age 5. Tickets are available online by emailing tickets@theatre815.com or call 330-896-0339.