- Green Valley United Methodist Church, 620 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Green, is hosting a self-guided prayer walk with interactive stations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 330-896-4357 or greenvalleyumc.com.
- The Summit and The330.net present the 330 Day Concert. The evening is free and is an acoustic music showcasing 33 of Northeast Ohio’s finest musicians. Doors open at 6 p.m. the show begins at 7 p.m. and is held at the Akron Civic Theater 182 South Main Street. Open for all ages.
- Getting ready for hummingbirds will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Lodge, 2077 Newton St. During this lecture-style program, learn all about these fascinating little birds and how we can get ready for their arrival. Call 330-865-8065 for more information.
- Thinking spring? Join in the programs at the Metro Parks for helpful tips for your backyard. Getting Ready for Hummingbirds will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Lodge, 2077 Newton Street. For program descriptions and more information, visit summitmetroparks.org or call 330-867-5511.
- In honor of National Stop the Bleed Day, Cleveland Clinic Akron General will hold a free special "Stop the Bleed" class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Conference Center Auditorium, 1 Akron General Ave. The class will teach the public to slow or prevent major blood loss while waiting for medical treatment and the public can learn the proper bleeding control techniques, such as applying pressure and tourniquet application. Anyone at the scene of an injury can act as an immediate responder and potentially save a life. Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 330-344-5129.
- Join the Easter Bunny at 1 p.m. for the annual city of Green Easter Egg Hunt at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd. Parking for the event is available at Central Park, 1795 Steese Road, and Kids Country, 1801 Town Park Blvd. Toddlers up to 10 year olds, who are Green residents, are invited to attend this free event. Children will be limited to six eggs each. Kids who verify they have six eggs will receive an extra gift. Registration is requested through the city of Green’s Parks and Recreation Division by calling 330-896-6621, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or registering online at www.cityofgreen.org on or before 4 p.m. March 30. In the event of inclement weather, visit www.cityofgreen.org and the city's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio for cancellation information.
- Join the Easter Bunny at 1 p.m. for the annual City of Green Easter Egg Hunt at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd. Parking for the event is available at Central Park, 1795 Steese Road; and Kids Country, 1801 Town Park Blvd. Toddlers to 10 year olds, who are Green residents, are invited to attend this free event. Children will be limited to six eggs each. Kids who verify they have six eggs will receive an extra gift. Registration is requested through the City of Green’s Parks and Recreation Division by calling 330-896-6621, emailing email@example.com or registering online at www.cityofgreen.org on or before 4 p.m. March 30. In the event of inclement weather, visit www.cityofgreen.org and the city's Facebok page, www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio.
- Spring is a great time to view ducks, geese and other waterfowl. New and experienced birdwatchers can join the Metro Parks during the migration from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The program will be held at the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail/Manchester Road Trailhead, 2740 Manchester Road. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Haven of Rest’s Women’s Auxiliary program begins at 1 p.m. and will feature Haven of Rest’s Executive Director Rev. Jeff Kaiser speaking about the faithfulness of God through the 75 years of the Mission’s existence. Learn how Haven of Rest has addressed the increasing needs of men, women and children in the community, and what’s in store for future plans. Kaiser will also be introducing some new staff members and share some interesting stories. To enjoy some bargain shopping, come early. Arrive at 10 a.m. the day of Auxiliary, stay for the noon luncheon, and attend the program at 1 p.m. All activities take place at Haven of Rest’s main building at 175 E. Market St., Akron. This event is free. For more information, call Rose Rose at 330-535-1563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kent State at Stark is hosting an On Track to Transfer program at 1 p.m. designed for new transfer students to help them seamlessly transition to Kent State Stark’s 20 bachelor's degree programs, which can be completed entirely at the Stark Campus. Students also will learn about course equivalency, financial aid options and student support services. The Admissions team will help students navigate the transfer enrollment process. Each hour-long session takes place in the Learning Resource Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. Register today at www.kent.edu/stark/transfer-track.
- Hike with a naturalist to learn the history of Firestone Metro Park. The hike takes place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Firestone Metro Park/Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- The Art of Journaling will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 9, 16, 23 and 30. Journal writing helps reflect upon the meaning and significance of events in your life. Discover how journal writing can be a road to healing. Held by the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Visiting Nurse Service at the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road. Call to reserve a place, 330-668-4662 or 800-335-1455, ext. 4662.
- Coventry AARP #3820 will meet at 1:15 p.m. at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Club Civic Center, 725 Portage Lakes Drive. Entertainment will be provided by Coventry High School’s Elite Chamber Ensemble. All seniors 50 years of age and older are welcome. Enjoy spring like uplifting music after a long winter. Free refreshments will be served.
- Adventure Day Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Firestone Metro Park/Coventry Oaks Area, 40 Axline Ave. Kids 7 to 10 will enjoy this early spring adventure with fun, hands-on experiences. They will be exploring the park, doing a craft and learning basic outdoor skills. Pack a lunch and dress to be outside for long periods of time. Cost is $10. Registration is required at www.summitmetroparks.org. For more information, call 330-865-8065.
- Children 3 to 6 and their adult companions learn how nature uses slime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A short hike and craft are included. The event will be held at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Goodyear Lodge, 2077 Newton St. Make arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. Advance registration is required. For information, call 330-865-8065.
If you are interested in learning how to identify birds, but unsure where to start, join a naturalist from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. to learn the identifying characteristics of birds and how to begin distinguishing one bird from the other. For information, call 330-865-8065. The program is being held at the Gorge Metro Park/Main Entrance located at 1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve hosts the 2018 Aspire. The program raises funds for programs that reach more than 900 children each year. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. at St. George’s Family Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn. Guests will have dinner, live and silent auctions, raffle items, and the world-famous "Dessert Dash," with all proceeds from the event supporting BGCWR programming. The cost for the event is $125 per ticket, which includes food and beverages. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.wrkids.org/aspire.
Cleveland Clinic Akron General will hold a free Minority Men's Health Fair from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Akron General, Ambulatory Care Center, 1 Akron General Ave., Akron. The fair is to help meet the needs of minority men, especially African-American and Hispanic males, in the greater Akron community. These minorities have a higher risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and prostate cancer. The fair will include free health seminars and information on these topics, as well as kidney function, stroke prevention, smoking cessation, nutrition, exercise and wellness, organ donation, sports health, reproductive health, pain management and colorectal cancer. Free screenings will include blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose and more. Ride to Akron General’s Minority Men’s Health Fair for free using METRO’s regular line-service buses. For routes and times, call 330-762-0341 or visit akronmetro.org. Register for the fair online at clevelandclinic.org/MMHF or call 330-344-2462.
- Join in the Gospel Blue Grass Jam held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Manchester United Methodist Church, 5625 Manchester Road (Rt. 93). It is an evening of foot stompin’ music. Bring a covered dish to share for dinner at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 330-882-4818.
Michael Stanley and Friends will perform on the Kent Stage at 8 p.m., 175 E. Main Street, Kent. Gold Circle tickets are $70, reserved floor seats are $60 and reserved balcony seats are $50. Doors open at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.thekentstage.com or by phone at 877-987-6487.
- The Akron Area YMCA will host Healthy Kids Day from 1 to 4 p.m. at Camp Y-Noah, 815 Mt. Pleasant Road. It is a free afternoon for the entire family in the great outdoors. Enjoy canoeing, archery, pony rides, guided nature hikes, family Zumba, a basketball free-throw contest, Gaga (!) and healthy snack-making – plus more. Get the chance to win prizes, including a free week of summer camp. Open to all, but children need to be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 330-376-1335 or visit www.Akronymca.org/healthykidsday.
- Manchester United Methodist Church is hosting a homemade soup, salad and dessert dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church, 5625 Manchester Road. Donations are accepted. For more information, call the church office at 330-882-4818.