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1 LEARN ABOUT COFFEE: James Rome teaches patrons how to roast coffee beans at home, with a demonstration and samples at the Nordonia Hills Branch Library June 8 at 7 p.m. Register by calling the library at 330-467-8595.
2 VISIT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM: The Historical Society of Olde Northfield's Palmer House Museum will be open for visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 11. Society members will be available to discuss area history and artifacts on display at one of the area's first frame homes, located next to Northfield Elementary School at 9390 Olde Eight Road in Northfield Center.
3 DO SOME SPRING CLEANING: Summit County residents can get rid of their household hazardous waste at the ReWorks Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center, open from 2 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through the end of September at 1201 Graham Road in Stow, just off Route 8. The facility accepts antifreeze, gas, used motor oil, acids, batteries, bleach, fertilizer, fluorescent bulbs, fungicides, household cleaners, lighter fluid, and pesticides. For a complete list, see summitreworks.com/hhw.
4 CHECK OUT "CURIOUS CREATURES": The Akron Zoo has opened its new "Curious Creatures" Exhibit, which features more than 20 species of animals animals that are uniquely different or have odd adaptations, such as naked mole rats, leaf-cutter ants, electric eel, red-eyed tree frogs, walking batfish, and carnivorous plants such as Venus flytrap, pitcherplant, bladderwort and more. Zoo hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, see www.akronzoo.org.