Devil’s Dozen | Our picks for the 12 best choices you can make in November

November 9

Geology of Deep Lock Quarry

Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park // 2-3:30 p // Join a naturalist to explore the history of Deep Lock Quarry and learn how the Berea sandstone, shale and Sharon conglomerate were formed.This area produced some of the highest quality sandstone for structural building blocks, the canal locks and grindstones. This hike counts toward the Fall Hiking Spree! For information, call 330-865-8065.

November 9, 16, and 23

Countryside Old Trail School Winter Farmers’ Market

Old Trail School // 9 am-12 pm // The Countryside Old Trail School Winter Farmers’ Market begins in November and will feature more than 50 vendors each week. The cafeteria and gymnasium will be bustling with farmers, food entrepreneurs and artists, featuring storage and high tunnel crops, pasture-raised meats, cheese, coffee, breakfast and more. The market runs on most Sundays through April. For a full schedule, visit 

Every Monday

Story Time: Sign Language

Main Library // 10:30-11 am // Learn simple sign language signs that you can use at home through stories, songs and activities, including signs for feelings, animals, and more. Designed for children 2 to 5 years old with an adult caregiver. Free. METRO: #1, #5, #6, #7, #10, #12, #26, #28, #33, #34, DASH, #102, #103, #104

November 14

BOUNCE Startup Showcase

Bounce Innovation Hub // 5-8 pm // Bounce Innovation Hub is bringing together their most promising startups for live pitches and networking with community members, investors and influencers. The evening includes a keynote speaker and light refreshments. Free. METRO: #1, #3, #17, DASH

November 15-16

Cry Havoc! (Shakespeare and PTSD) 

Ohio Shakespeare Festival // 8-9:45 pm // Cry Havoc! is a production by visiting artist veteran Stephan Wolfert. The play centers on Stephan’s lived experience of using Shakespeare’s words to address his PTSD. $15-$50. METRO: #1, #6, #7, #10, #12, #26, #33, #34, DASH, #102, #103, #104

November 18

Watercolor 101 for Adults

Odom Boulevard Branch Library // 6-7:30 pm // Instructor Claire Marks will discuss materials, history, and some basic techniques that will get you started with the versatile medium of watercolors. Registration is requested by phone, in person, or online beginning Oct. 30. Free. METRO: #9

November 18

LIFT Akron November: TechZone@Main Demo

Main Library // 6-7:30 pm // Join The Devil Strip to Learn at the Library during November. During this demo, learn how to use some of the equipment available in TechZone, including the direct-to-garment printer, laser engraver, vinyl printer, silhouette curio, green screen room and more. Free. METRO: #1, #5, #6, #7, #10, #12, #26, #28, #33, #34, DASH, #102, #103, #104

November 22

Vintage Sip and Shop Night with Seberg

The Gardener of Bath // 4-8 pm // Sip wine while browsing Seberg’s collection of vintage apparel.  Get some gifts for the holiday season or spoil yourself with a one of a kind purchase. Free. METRO: #101

November 23 – December 1

Akron Children’s Hospital Holiday Tree Festival 2019 

John S. Knight Center // Monday-Wednesday and Friday 11 am-8 pm; Thanksgiving Day 2-6 pm; Saturday 10 am-8 pm // Enjoy hundreds of community-decorated trees and wreaths, and bid on your favorites to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. Admission is free. METRO: #1, #5, #6, #7, #10, #12, #19, #26, #28, #30, #33, #34, DASH, #102, #103, #104

November 28

Tree City Turkey Trot

Fred Fuller Park // 9 am // Work up an appetite Thanksgiving morning participating in the 2019 Tree City Turkey Trot. Pre-register online or sign up in person the morning of the race. For more information on registration, packet pick-up and other race details visit: 

November 30

Small Business Saturday in North Hill

Exchange House // 10 am-2 pm // Visit the Exchange House on Small Business Saturday to patronize pop-up vendors with holiday gifts, artwork, handicrafts and handmade fashion. Information will be available to visit other neighborhood markets to fulfill your holiday needs. Bring cash in case not all vendors accept credit cards. If you are interested in vending, contact Katie at before Nov. 16. METRO: #7, #33

November 30

The 11th Annual Crafty Mart

Bounce Innovation Hub // 10 am // Purchase your holiday gifts from 70+ makers, all under one roof! Organizers promise the biggest, “bestest Crafty Mart you’ve ever seen.” This is also The Devil Strip’s LIFT Akron event for December: Buy a Local Gift. Free. METRO: #1, #3, #17