Leaf and Blossom flower show

Attention all gardeners: on Aug. 2 from 3 to 9 p.m. and Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., take some time to stop and smell the roses at the Leaf and Blossom Club's Annual Flower Show. The prize-winning arrangements of the Leaf and Blossom Garden Club members will be shown in the Sutliff Meeting Room of the Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St. Participants may submit entries to the show between 9 to 1:30 a.m. Aug. 2. For more information, call Sandra Raines at 330-923-1172 or Mary Ann Rich at 330-630-9625.

Divorce Recovery Group

The Catholic Parishes of the Summit County district, Cleveland Diocese, are reaching out to men and women who are separated or divorced through a six-week series of Divorce Recovery Group meetings entitled "Come to Jacob's Well ... Healing the Wounds of Divorce and Separation."

The next session is scheduled for six consecutive weeks at St. Matthew, 2603 Benton Ave. in Akron on Sunday evenings from Aug. 19 to Sept. 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information, call Catholic Social Services at 330-762-7481. Pre-registration is required.

Fairlawn Toastmasters will meet July 31

Fairlawn Toastmasters' next meeting is July 31 at 7 p.m. at the Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center, 3486 S. Smith Road. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, call Connie Sarros at 330-670-1356.

Military support group meets Aug. 10

Family and Friends Connected Military Support Group will be having its monthly meeting Aug. 10. All military families and personnel are welcome. The meeting will take place at Panera Bread, 689 Howe Road, in Cuyahoga Falls beginning at 6 and ending at 7:30 p.m. The guest will be Jaimie Bricker with the Red Cross. Recruiters will be in attendance.

The group is open to the public and all branches of the U.S. Military, both stateside and abroad. The group provides emotional, physical, spiritual support as well as links for monetary, suicide prevention, psychological support and materials for newborns.

Art and yoga program offered

Parents can enroll children in a unique art and yoga program at Your Yoga Studio in Merriman Valley. Classes are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Children are taught by creative team, Carrie Burchett, certified yoga instructor, and Ali Everhard, Chicago fine artist/ photographer.

Each class is an integrative art and yoga lesson emphasizing authentic techniques from both disciplines, hands-on experience and fun.

Classes will take place at Your Yoga Studio and Ali Everhard Photography and Design at 1101 W. Portage Trail Extension, Akron 44313.

Children ages six to twelve are eligible to enroll. Children take home most art work and a healthy snack.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Your Yoga at 330-801-0469.

Public employees' lunch is Aug. 7

All retired public employees are invited to come to the Aug. 7 luncheon meeting of Summit County Public Employee Retirement, (PERI - Chapter 21) at 11:45 am at Akron's Tangier Restaurant, 352 W. Market St. Donald F. Moyer, PERI Chairman of the Board will provide an overview on the Health and Welfare of the organization for the next ten years. Reservations should be made with Emily Meckes at 330-745-8335.

Bikers ride for Hattie Larlham

The 14th annual motorcycle benefit ride for Hattie Larlham will be July 29. More than 650 riders throughout Ohio will participate in the benefit, presented by the Greater Akron Motorcycle Club.

Registration for the event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29 at the Greater Akron Motorcycle Club, 1540 Smith Road in Akron.

The route will take participants past the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities in Mantua to Liberty Harley-Davidson North, 334 E. Hines Hill Road in Boston Heights.

Bikers arriving at Liberty Harley-Davidson North will be met by the children and staff of Hattie Larlham, a nonprofit organization that provides services to 1,400 children and adults with disabilities throughout Ohio. The public is invited to attend the festivities, which includes food, door prizes and entertainment.

There is a $10 minimum donation for bikers. All proceeds benefit Hattie Larlham.

For more information, visit www.hattielarlham.org.

News From Sutliff II

The Sutliff II Apartment on Second Street announces the following events and programs:

The craft room's kitchen raffle was won by Patricia Schuckert.

The tenants are more than welcome to stop in the craft room Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If tenants need a gift, stop by and visit with Diana and Ruth, who will be able to help.

The trip to the Carousel Dinner Theatre is set for Aug. 4 to see "Always Patsy Cline."

Bingo is on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the community room. Come down for dinner at 4:30 p.m. first. Food can be taken out.

The "New to you" shop is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. There are a number of items to choose from. Shop keepers Pat and Ann will be able to show visitors around the store. Donations are welcome.

Rowing association starts fall program

The Portage Lakes Rowing Association, one of two organized rowing programs in Northeast Ohio, will start its fall learn to row program on Aug. 5. It runs every Sunday from 7 to 9:30 a.m. until Nov. 11 at Craftsmen Park, 4450 Rex Lake Drive in Akron.

The group offers a first row free with no obligation. The cost after that is $225 for the fall program. Application and waiver forms must be filled out prior to rowing.

More information can be found at www.portagelakesrowing.com or by calling Barak Kraus at 330-807-4010.

Cuyahoga Falls Travel Club plans events

The Cuyahoga Falls Travel Club, which meets at the Quirk Cultural Center at 1201 Grant Ave., announces the following events.

On Sept. 18, a mystery trip is scheduled. The mystery trips are always a huge success, shopping, scenery and beautiful countryside. Call Betty at 330-864-7019.

Coming up in Oct. 8 and 9 will be "In The Beginning" at the Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. A second show, called "Tons o' Money," will be at the Rainbow Dinner Theatre. Call Zetta at 330-929-1906.

Join the club at the August meeting when Carolyn Mostyn will speak on mature living. She will begin at 1 p.m. September also is the annual luncheon meeting. Tickets are needed to attend, but the public is invited to a 1 p.m. concert with the Harmonica Review.

Hudson Stamp Show July 29

The Hudson Stamp Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29 at the Hudson Holiday Inn on State Route 8, north of the Ohio Turnpike.

Seven stamp dealers will be on hand buying and selling postage stamps, covers, stamp supplies, postcards and old correspondence.

The show is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dave Pool at 330-832-5992 or lincolway@sssnet.com.

Hampton Falls AARP meetings, bus trips

Call as soon as possible for the Aug. 20 trip to the Wilds, with a train ride with lunch and dinner. Call Dick Casto at 330-923-3506 for cost and information. This will be a one-day trip to see giraffes, rhinos, zebras and many other wild animals roaming throughout the area. Then the club will have a train ride through the coal mining areas of past days followed by a dinner buffet at Theo's in Cambridge.

A riverboat casino trip is scheduled for Oct. 22 to 23 to Belterra and a few spots remain. Call for reservations and cost to Dick Casto at 330-923-3506.

Guests are welcome to come to the AARP luncheons at 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Cathedral Buffet on State Road.

With profits from several fundraisers such as entertainment books, which will be available in August, and collection of Acme tapes, the club was able to donate to many local organizations such as Haven of Rest, Cancer Club, Local Parkinson, Humane Society, Animal Rescue plus many others. Call any person from the AARP to purchase the new entertainment books or to donate Acme tapes starting in September.

Upcoming monthly meeting events include:

Aug. 14 -- Annual picnic at Lions Park with entertainment by Ameenah of Vision of the Nile

Sept. 11 -- John Burke about "The Woodland Indians"

Call Amy Moneypenny at 330-923-7305 or Lois Unger at 330-920-8556 for information or reservations.