- 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.
The Springfield Township Woman's Club will hold it last regular meeting of the 2017-18 club year at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center located on Canfield Road.
- 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.
- A trout derby will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little Turtle Pond in Firestone Metro Park, 2400 Harrington Road. Anglers 15 and younger each receive a $1 cash prize if they catch a golden trout. Bring fishing gear. A limited number of rods and reels will be available for use during the derby. Minnows cannot be used as bait; worms will be available for purchase. Adults are not permitted to fish. Sponsored by the Goodyear Hunting & Fishing Club and the Ohio Division of Wildlife. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- A Wild Science program will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Goodyear Lodge, 2077 Newton Street. Why do leaves change color in the fall? Why is the sky blue? Learn the answers to nature's mysteries with easy science experiments. Dress to get messy. Registration is required. For information, call 330-865-8065.
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.
- Celebrate Earth Day with the Metro Parks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sand Run Metro Park, 1400 Sand Run Pkwy. Join a naturalist to discover what is new this spring along Mingo Trail. Search for blooms, birds, and nature's beauty to discover what has already sprung this season.
- 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.