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.

- Avenue Arts Marketplace and Theatre, 324 Cleveland Ave., Canton, presents its upcoming production of the touching and upbeat musical, "Godspell," March 22 and March 23 with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John Michael Tebelek. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.avenuearts.org or by calling 234-410-3475 during business hours.

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.

- The Lakemore Police Department presents Battle of the Bowls, a chili cookoff, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Tadmor Shrine Center, 3000 Krebs Drive. All proceeds benefit the Lakemore Share a Christmas Program. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded. For more information, call Gwen at the Police Department, 330-733-6125 or email vlpd145@gmail.com.

- 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.

- At 8 p.m., the production, “One Funny Mother” creates inappropriate products and entertainment dedicated to wine, women and laughter. It celebrates women who miss the mark on a daily basis, who occasionally swear and find joy in the simple things in life. The play will be held at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. The audience will join the comedian, former, Miss New Jersey, through the trials and tribulations of motherhood and marriage. For tickets visit https://akron.eventticketscenter.com.

March 26

- The Summit County Master Gardners present its free event, "Springfield Coffee Chat - Waking up the Garden in Spring," from 9 to 10 a.m. at Springfield Community Center, 2491 Canfield Road. For more information, contact Cathy Moore at 330-620-5686 or by email at cathymoore517@yahoo.com.

March 29

Archery Games for Kids will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Firestone Metro Park/Coventry Oaks Area, 40 Axline Ave., for those ages 9 to 15 and then from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for those 15 and older. They will play different games to build archery skills in a fun and exciting way. Participants must have already taken one of the Intro to Archery programs. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided during this free program. Must be 50 inches or taller. Registration is required. For information, call 330-865-8065.

- From 1 to 3 p.m. homeschoolers ages 11 to 14 can learn the “Tooth” About Rodents. From mice and squirrels to groundhogs and beaver, rodents are everywhere. Find out why these big-toothed critters are an important part of the animal world. The program will be held at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm/Visitors Center 1828 Smith Road. Registration is required. For information, call 330-865-8065.

From 1 to 2:30 p.m., hike the trail to learn about what the critters are up to outside, then warm up around the fire with a cup of hot cocoa. The Hot Cocoa Hike takes place at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm/Seneca Deck 1828 Smith Road. For information, call 330-865-8065.

March 30

- Creatures from the Black Lagoon Hike will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at Munroe Falls Metro Park/Tallmadge Meadows Area,1088 North Ave. Join a naturalist and explore "black lagoons" (i.e., vernal pools). Look for wood frogs, spring peepers, fairy shrimp, salamanders, horsehair worms and other mysterious creatures. For information, call 330-865-8065. MARCH 30

- The Boys and Girls clubs of the Western Reserve is holding a signature event, Aspire, from 6 to 10 p.m. at St. George’s Family Centre in Fairlawn. Tickets are $125. Aspire is critical to Boys and Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve because it generates about 20 percent of the operating budget. Guests are promised a festive evening including dinner, live and silent auctions, and the famous “Dessert Dash”. For more information on the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Reserve, visit, wrkids.org.

March 31

- Intro to Archery for Families will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Firestone Metro Park/Coventry Oaks Area, 40 Axline Ave. Families with children 9 and older can learn international-style target archery together at our indoor range. Beginning and practiced archers are welcome. All equipment and hands-on instruction provided. Must be 50 inches or taller and cost is $15 a family. Then from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Intro to Archery for Adults will be taught. Cost is $10. Registration is required. For information, call 330-865-8065. MARCH 31

 April 4

- Coventry Local Schools is holding kindergarten registration from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Coventry Elementary School, 3089 Manchester Road. The registration is for those who live within the Coventry Local School District. Parents will need to bring a certified birth certificate (child must be five years old by July 31), child's social security card, immunization records, proof of residency (two items), custody papers (if applicable). For more information, call 330-644-8469.