- The Akron Symphony Guild will hold OKTOBERFEST 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company at 529 Grant Street. Guests will be able to taste Thirsty Dog’s renowned brews and feast on traditional German foods, while enjoying German-themed music by the Akron Symphony’s Steve Ostrow. Party-goers can purchase raffle tickets to win a "’Barrow of Booze", an overflowing wheelbarrow and its contents of liquor, wine, beer and party supplies. The raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 tickets for $25. Tickets will also be pre-sold by Akron Symphony Guild members or at akronsymphony.org. The winner need not be present to win.
- The Friends of Portage Lakes Library book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library, 4261 Manchester Road. The event is free and open to the public with hundreds of volumes. There will be a members-only pre-sale from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to public sale; become a Friend at the door for $5. The bag sale runs all day, fill a bag for $5. Proceeds benefit library programs. Note: No scanners. For info call the library, 330-644-7050.
- Join Cleveland Clinic Akron General in supporting a healthier lifestyle at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Wellness Fair and Community Day at Akron General Health and Wellness Center, Green, 1940 Town Park Blvd. The event has activities for any age and is between the hours of 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. For more details, visit www.akrongeneral.org/wellnessfair or call 330-665-8175.
- From 9:30 to 11 a.m., join a naturalist to explore the top of the food chain: apex predators. During the hike, there will be a discussion about Ohio's top predators, past, present and future. Good for spree credit. For information, call 330-865-8065. The hike takes place at Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail/Clinton Trailhead, 2749 North Street, Clinton.
- From 1 to 2:30 p.m., join a naturalist on a leisurely stroll to discover the seasonal flora and fauna at Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road. Binoculars are recommended. Good for spree credit. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Visit the Portage Lakes Branch Library, 4261 Manchester Road, to learn the secrets behind the world of spirit mediums from the past and discover how fraudulent mediums used deception to swindle innocent believers and handle real artifacts used to deceive unfortunate victims in the 1920s and 30s. Register in advance by calling 330-644-7050.
- Barberton Parks and Recreation will present a free travel preview at 1 p.m. at the Barberton Active Adult Center, 500 W. Hopocan Ave. Attendees will be taken on a visual journey to the nine travel destinations sponsored by Barberton Parks and Recreation in 2019. For more information call 330-848-6653.
- From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions will discover the color orange and where it can be found in the fall. A short hike and craft included. Make arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. Registration is required at call 330-865-8065. The program takes place at Firestone Metro Park/Coventry Oaks Area at 40 Axline Ave.
- Hike with a naturalist from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. along Dogwood Trail to search for and identify lichens. Good for spree credit. For information, call 330-865-8065. The hike takes place at Sand Run Metro Park/Wadsworth Area, 1400 Sand Run Parkway.
- From 5 to 6:30 p.m., learn how to identify trees by their fall colors and discover what triggers this incredible explosion of color in our forests. Good for spree credit. The program takes place at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Main Entrance, 2077 Newton St. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Join Master Gardeners from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to learn about seed saving techniques. Come share seeds, meet local gardeners and exchange gardening tips. You are welcome to participate even if you do not bring seeds. The program is held at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Goodyear Lodge, 2077 Newton St. For information, call 330-865-8065.
- Barberton Parks and Recreation will present an evening with the Jersey Beat Band at 7 p.m. at the Barberton High School Auditorium. Tickets are on sale for $10 at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the Parks and Recreation office at 500 W. Hopocan Ave. All tickets are general admission. All proceeds from the concert will help support Barberton Parks and Recreation. For more information, contact Barberton Parks and Recreation at 330-848-6740.
- Cheers for the Cause will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. by the Green Family YMCA at the Caston and Main Brew Yard, 5010 S. Main Street. Tickets include generous beer or wine samples with Oktoberfest food parings. Stop by the Y to purchase tickets (cash or check); $40 individual or $70 a couple.
- From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., join a naturalist to create a seasonal work of art. It's B.Y.O.P. (pumpkin, that is) or register to receive a free pumpkin while supplies last. Limit one free pumpkin per family. Some carving utensils will be provided. The carving takes place at Firestone Metro Park/Coventry Oaks Area, 40 Axline Ave. Registration is required. For more information, call 330-865-8065.
The Lakemore Police Department and the Springfield Lakemore Branch Library presents Read with a Cop at 10 a.m. Stop by the fourth Saturday of each month and read a story with an officer from the police department. Snacks will be served.
From 4 to 5 p.m., families with young children can stop by the Nature Play Area across from Pioneer Shelter to learn about the "costumes" animals wear. Family-friendly costumes are encouraged. For information, call 330-865-8065. The program is held at Goodyear Heights Metro Park/Pioneer Area, 550 Frazier Ave.