Stow Players to host Wine & Cheese Open House

The Stow Players will host a Wine & Cheese Open House on Sept. 11 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Heritage Barn, 5238 Young Road in Stow.

Attendees can learn about the upcoming season and the many ways to support the Stow Players.

At 3 p.m., there will be a performance of "Myrtle Beach Sunrise" by Vivian C. Lermond of Columbus, winner of the 2016 Weathervane 8x10 Theaterfest.

Square dance club offers free lesson

Western Whirlers Square Dance Club is offering one free beginning square dance lesson on Sept. 8, 15 or 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ritchie Center, 109 West Ave. in Tallmadge. Additional classes will continue on Thursday evenings.

Gene Hammond will instruct. All those age 12 and older can participate.

For more information, call PJ or Bonnie Houck at 330-688-5075.

Those who cannot attend on Thursdays should still call, as other clubs in the Akron Federation are starting classes also.

Mary Faktor to speak to seniors

Mary Faktor will be the speaker for Going Strong Sept. 8. Her program is entitled "Inner Voices/Smart Choices." This motivational program promotes life balance, stress reduction, and relationship communication. The meeting will be in Wesley Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Cuyahoga Falls, 245 Portage Trail, starting at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available after the program.

Going Strong is open to all seniors and active retirees in the surrounding communities. Everyone is welcome. It is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls. For more information call 330-923-5241 or 330-310-1030.

Woman's Board of Catholic Charities

to meet

The Women's Board of Catholic Charities will have its first meeting of the new year on Sept 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the Catholic Charities offices, 812 Biruta St., Akron. The group meets on the second Friday of each from September through March. All are welcome.

Open House at Case-Barlow Farm

As part of the°Ohio°History Connection's°Ohio°Open°Doors°Project, Case-Barlow Farm will host an°Open°House on°Sept. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the°historic Hudson farm at 1931 Barlow Road. The program,°entitled "Then and Now," will show comparisons of the changes during the years of the CBF homestead. The first 25 visitors will receive a Ohio History keychain.

Sponsored by the Ohio History Connection, Ohio Open Doors is a statewide effort where building and landmark hosts open their doors to the public for special tour and programs.° Over 75 building hosts will open their doors for tours, talks, and fun during 10-day periods in September, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservations Act with special, being-the-scenes tours and talks at buildings and historic places all over Ohio.°

Sewing guild plans meetings

The Akron Canton American Sewing Guild has meetings planned for September and October.

In Tallmadge, the group will meet the first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Tallmadge Lutheran Church, 759 East Ave. in Tallmadge. On Sept. 1, the focus will be pattern transport roll. On Oct. 6, it will be tiny caddy/origami bowl.

The Gals and Dolls special interest group meets the second Monday at 1 p.m. On Sept. 12, the topic will be shoes; on Oct. 10, the group will have lunch and a field trip to Quilter's Fancy in Cortland with the project featuring ribbon rosettes and flowers. For more information, contact Pam Klicman at 330-633-7288 or at

In Ellet, meetings take place the fourth Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ellet Community Center, 2449 Wedgewood Drive, Akron. On Sept. 28, the topic will be a tissue cover and a small trash bag. On Oct. 26, it will be machine pedal stay. For more information on the group, contact Audrey Boyd at 330-628-4847 or

The Garment Gals will meet Sept. 17 and Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Ellet Branch Library for muslin fittings. Contact Margaret Crawford at 330-809-6354 or

Historical Society seeking craft


Stow Historical Society is seeking craft vendors for the annual Harvest Festival, taking place Oct. 1 and 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family festival features entertainment, concession stand, old-fashioned apple butter, and interactive children's activities. Three historic houses and a schoolhouse will be open to visitors. Crafters are situated in the Heritage Barn, or in your own tent outside. For fees and application visit the website at Handcrafters only -- no commercial vendors. There are still some spaces left in the Heritage Barn and lots of space available in your own tent outside. If interested, email

Kiwanis Club to meet

The Stow-Munroe Falls Kiwanis Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month for a luncheon meeting. All Kiwanis meetings begin at noon and usually end by 1:05 p.m.

The luncheon meetings usually take place at Silver Lake Country Club on Graham Road, and anyone who is interested in the meeting topic or Kiwanis itself is encouraged to attend.

Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools Superintendent Tom Bratten will be the guest speaker at the Sept. 14 luncheon.

For information, lunch costs or reservations, contact Faith Cook at 330-6887179 or Cindy Lewis at 330-686-0232.

Munroe Falls Garden Club to meet

Munroe Falls Garden Club meets on the fourth Monday of April through November at noon at the Lehner Community Center, 35 South River Road, Munroe Falls.

New members are graciously welcome. For information, contact Jeannie Denton at 330-688-2212 or