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Monday, January 18

National Thesaurus Day https://bit.ly/2LH2tRq

Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR

Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using special adaptations to survive. Free.

Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh

Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owl-themed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Northside Christian Church, 7615 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Let’s Explore: The Science of Chickens, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., virtual. Sponsored by Wadsworth Library. Lean all about chickens. Materials pickup available at library with registration at https://bit.ly/2LTau63 View program at https://bit.ly/3nWWoPC

Tuesday, January 19

National Tin Can Day https://bit.ly/3gYFxsB You knew you were saving them for a reason!

Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR

Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using special adaptations to survive. Free.

Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., The Chapel Wadsworth Campus, 1391 State Road, Wadsworth. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Virtual Zoo School With Akron Zoo, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., virtual. Learn why animals are becoming endangered worldwide and in backyards. Register for meeting link at https://bit.ly/3p66cGx

Wednesday, January 20

Penguin Awareness Day https://bit.ly/37wAOv1 Just in case you were not aware of penguins!

Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; last day; Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR

Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using special adaptations to survive. Free.

Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh

Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owl-themed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot.

Thursday, January 21

National Hugging Day https://bit.ly/2J6k2to and Squirrel Appreciation Day https://bit.ly/38iqUw5 Be careful if you decide to observe both days at once!

Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using special adaptations to survive. Free.

Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh

Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owl-themed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot.

Virtual Escape Room: Winter Wonderland, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., virtual with Wadsworth Library. Learn how animals adapt and thrive in winter. Solve puzzles. Register to receive link and instructions. No download or special software needed. See tutorial at https://bit.ly/345sWiL  Register at https://bit.ly/2KbzR2A

Explorastory: Beautiful Oops!, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., virtual. Sponsored by Wadsworth Library. Learn how to turn mistakes into something beautiful. Materials pickup available at library with registration at https://bit.ly/3nB5twX  View program at https://bit.ly/3nWWoPC

Friday, January 22

National Celebration of Life Day https://bit.ly/2J6ko3c

Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using special adaptations to survive. Free.

Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh

Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owl-themed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mark Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Street, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Saturday, January 23

Measure Your Feet Day https://bit.ly/3mwwBvy Hopefully, it does not take the whole day!

Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using special adaptations to survive. Free.

Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh

Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owl-themed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot.

Abandoned Ohio: Ohio’s Forgotten History, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., virtual. Photographer Johnny Joo shares photos, stories of places such as Mike Tyson’s mansion, malls, stadiums, more. Register for meeting link at https://bit.ly/34tz6Zt

Sunday, January 24

Global Belly Laugh Day https://bit.ly/34qdoFw

Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using special adaptations to survive. Free.

Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., last day, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh

Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owl-themed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot.