Wine train — The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is holding a wine-tasting train from 7 to 9 p.m. from the Boston Mill Station. That is off Riverview Road north of Peninsula in Boston Township. Tickets are $55, $75 and $90. For 21 and older only. For reservations, call 800-468-4070 or visit www.cvsr.com
Evening paddle — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is presenting evening paddles at 5 and 7:30 p.m. at Silver Creek Metro Park. Meet at the park’s boathouse. The park is off South Medina Line Road. Registration required. The paddles will be repeated at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 330-865-8065.
Junior Rangers — The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is presenting a hike through the Ledges area for youngsters 7 to 12 years old. It will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The fee is $8. Children must be accompanied by adults, who will be admitted free. Call 800-642-3297, ext. 100, for reservations, location and information.
Book Signings — 1 p.m. Saturday at the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Beacon Journal reporters Phil Trexler (Ballparks: Yesterday and Today) and Rick Armon (Ohio Breweries); and Ed Novak (Meet Me at the Net) will sign copies of their books. 330-653-2252.
Wildlife rehabilitation — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is presenting a look at wildlife rehabilitation from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Bring a donation of paper towels, bleach or cleaner to support the rehabilitation effort. 330-865-8065.
Bird walk — The National Park Service is holding a bird walk from 7 to 10 a.m. in the Cuyahoga Valley. Meet at Horseshoe Pond off Major Road in Boston Township.
Healthy hike — You can join a ranger and a doctor for a hike at 8:30 a.m. at the Canal Visitor Center off Canal Road in Valley View in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The hike will cover three to five miles.
Rocks, ravines — The National Park Service is directing a rocks-and-ravines hike at 9:30 a.m. in the Cuyahoga Valley park. Meet at the Ledges Shelter off Truxell Road in Boston Township.
Brandywine Falls hikes — The National Park Service is offering guided hikes at Brandywine Falls at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The falls are off Brandywine Road in Sagamore Hills Township. The hikes will be repeated at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Junior Rangers — The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is presenting a Junior Rangers forest night hike from 8 to 10 p.m. for youngsters 7 to 12 years old in the Cuyahoga Valley park. Fee is $8. Children must be accompanied by adults, who will be admitted free. Call 800-642-3297, ext. 100, for reservations, location and information.
Cuyahoga critters — Artwork on Cuyahoga Critters by the Crooked River Gang, a group of local artists, will be featured in an exhibit at the M.D. Garage in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1556 Boston Mills Road, Boston Township. The show continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Healthy hike — The Medina County Park District is holding a healthy hike at 8 a.m. in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Meet at the Happy Days Lodge off state Route 303 in Boston Heights. Wear appropriate footwear. For ages 10 to adult. 330-722-9364.