March 8

- Lonestar will perform on the Kent Stage located at 175 E. Main St. Gold Circle tickets are $49 and reserved seats are $39. The show begins at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at www.thekentstage.com where the full calendar of concerts can be accessed. Tickets also available by phone at 877-987-6487.

March 9

- From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., teens ages 13 to 17 can join the park’s interpretive artist for lessons in nature-inspired art. This is a drop-off program. Dress for a mess. Registration is required. For more information call 330-865-8065. The program takes place at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm/Visitors Center 1828 Smith Road.

March 11

- Grace United Church of Christ (UCC) in Uniontown is hosting an eight-hour Scrapbooking Crop and Card-Making Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16. Crafters in the community can reserve a table to participate by March 11. The $25 per person registration fee includes the use of one 8-foot table per person for 8 hours, snacks throughout the day and a salad bar lunch, hourly door prize drawings, use of Cricut and Sizzix die-cutting and Cuttlebug embossing machines plus 100 plus punches and various stencils. Helpers will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. Basket raffle tickets are available. To register, contact Sandie Sourwine at 330-472-6369 or Nan Naugle at 330-699-5284. This fundraiser typically sells out quickly, so call before the March 11 registration deadline. The church is at 13275 Cleveland Ave.

- Coventry AARP #3820 will meet at 1:15 p.m. at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Club Civic Center, 725 Portage Lakes Drive. The speaker will be Holly Miller, senior administrator of the Deptartment of Community and Economic Development. She will give information on advantages of being a senior and how our Summit County Government can help us better our lives. Free refreshments will be served, and all are welcome. The meeting will be canceled if the Coventry Local School District closes due to weather.

March 13

- From 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. join interpretive artists for this entertaining lesson in nature drawing. Bring a sketchbook, pencil and a sense of humor. Beginners are welcome. Registration is required F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm/Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road. For information, call 330-865-8065.

March 14

- From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., kids ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions can learn how maple syrup is made. A short hike and craft are included. Make arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. Registration is required. The program is being held at Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail/Summit Lake Nature Center 390 W. Crosier St. For information, call 330-865-8065.

March 14

From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., kids ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions can learn how maple syrup is made. A short hike and craft are included. Make arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. Registration is required. The program is being held at Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail / Summit Lake Nature Center 390 W. Crosier Street. For information, call 330-865-8065.

March 16

- The United Methodist Church of Uniontown will sponsor a Community Cabbage Roll Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The menu is two cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, salad, roll, beverage and homemade dessert and costs $11 for adults and $6 for children 4 to 12 years (an alternate child friendly meal will be offered). Dine in or carry out. Cabbage roll 6 packs will be sold for $15. Buy extras and freeze for up to 3 months. The church is at 13370 Cleveland Ave. NW, just north of Beiler’s Market and is handicap accessible. Church phone 330-699-3587. To receive $1 off each meal, visit the church www.uniontownchurch.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/umcuucla and print coupon or show at register. 

- Mission Commander Neil Armstrong and Pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module, Eagle, in the Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969, and Armstrong became the first human to ever stand on a world that was not Earth. The 50th anniversary of the Moon landing will be the central focus at The Wilderness Center’s annual Astronomy Day from 1 to 8 p.m. The center is at 9877 Alabama Avenue SW, Wilmot. It is a day for the entire family with children’s activities, planetarium theater programs, displays about the moon and moon landing and lectures for adults. Come for one or all activities. Food options for dinner will be available. For a schedule of events and more information, visit www.wildernesscenter.org.

- From 2 to 3:30 p.m.,  join a naturalist to see what plants and animals will be growing in, flying over or waking up this April at Summit Lake and in the Metro Parks. Whispers from Mother Nature takes place at the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail / Summit Lake Nature Center, 390 W. Crosier Street. For information, call 330-865-8065.

March 17

- Southern country rockers Backberry Smoke will perform on the Kent Stage, 175 E. Main Street. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Gold Circle tickets are $45 and reserved seats are $35 and can be purchased at www.thekentstage.com where the full calendar of concerts can be accessed. Tickets also available by phone at 877-987-6487.

- From 3 to 4 p.m., find out what salamanders are eating in vernal pools. Get a close look at their tiny meals during this off-trail hike. Please meet at the Confluence Metro Park lot on Turkeyfoot Road, two driveways down from Towpath Credit Union. For information, call 330-865-8065.

March 20

- Create an animal-themed masterpiece at the Akron Zoo’s new event, Wine and Paint, from 6 to 8 p.m. During the class guests can choose to paint one of three animal-themed paintings. Light appetizers and a glass of wine will be included during the class, along with up-close animal encounters. A live painting demonstration from one of the zoo’s animal ambassadors will take place, and the painting will be raffled off during the event. Tickets are on sale at akronzoo.org or at the zoo’s box office. Cost is $35 for Akron Zoo members and $40 for non-members. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend. This event has a limited number of tickets available and is expected to sell out. Registration is required. For more information visit www.akronzoo.org or call 330-375-2550. 

March 22

From 9 to 11 a.m., new and experienced birdwatchers can view ducks, geese and other water birds during spring migration. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope. The Waterfowl Watch takes place at the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail / Summit Lake Trailhead, 380 W. Crosier Street. For information, call 330-865-8065.

- Beginning at 3 p.m. it is Waterfowl for World Water Day at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park / Lot SM2, 5531 S. Main Street. Nimisila Reservoir is an important migration stopover for a multitude of waterfowl. Join a Summit Metro Parks naturalist to look for ducks and other waterfowl as we celebrate World Water Day in collaboration with Manchester High School. From 5 to 7 p.m., students will host a variety of free water-related activities in the cafeteria of the high school located at 437 W. Nimisila Road. For information, call 330-865-8065.

March 23

- Girls from area high schools can choose the prom dress of their dreams free from Altrusa International of Akron's annual Princess Night Project. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Family of Faith United Methodist Church, 800 East Market Street. No recommendation or qualification is needed. For more information or to make donations of dresses and accessories call Linda Rittenour 330-733-1353 or Alice Luse 330-869-5161.

- From 10 to 11:30 a.m., celebrate the return of great blue herons while viewing them through spotting scopes and binoculars. Meet at the Bath Road Heronry on Bath Road between Riverview and Akron-Peninsula roads. For information, call 330-865-8065.

- From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Ohio Marijuana Expo will be held at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street. Tickets for general admission is $15, online or at the door. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/ohio-marijuana-expo-akron-tickets-56495050216.