The Women's Council of Hiram College will present an Encore luncheon and program titled "Step in Time" on Dec. 10 at Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn at Route 82 and I-480.

There will be punch and / or a cash bar at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon to follow at noon. Dietary needs can be met. The program features Mary Beth Ions, who is noted for her wacky banter and beautiful music. She will share sounds of the season on her violin.

For more information, call Barb at 330-528-6189. Reservations, due by Dec. 2, can be made with a check of $40 made out to Women's Council for Hiram College and sent to Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, Hiram College, Box 67, Hiram 44234.

Women's Council's fundraisers bring in funds for Hiram College scholarships.


The Portage County Young Democrats have set their December meeting and holiday party for Dec. 7. The event is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Firefly Hookah Bar, 124 S. Water St. in Kent. Members will discuss the outcome of the 2016 election cycle and what they can do to better prepare for municipal races in 2017.