Historical Society to hear speakers from Probate Court

Stow Historical Society's September meeting will be Sept. 26 in Stow City Hall's Council Chambers starting at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to enjoy a presentation by speakers from the Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division, Office of Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer. They will be presenting information on probate services from an historical perspective - types of records kept at Probate, unusual/oldest/interesting documents, and the process to access records. In addition, there will be information on Probate's programs and services, how to protect one's assets information on Advance Directives, and handouts to all attendees. There will be refreshments and a short general membership meeting following the presentation.

Stow Woman's Club to meet Oct. 6

The Stow Woman's Club will meet Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church on the northeast corner of Routes 59 and 91 in Stow.

The program will be Cal King with a "fun" and uplifting program. A business meeting will follow, with desserts being served.

The Stow Woman's Club is beginning a new year of fun together, eating desserts, having a banquet in the spring and most of all, working hard to support eight non-profits: Good Neighbors, Friends of Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, Stow Historical Society, Open M, Stow Blanketeers, Haven of Rest plus donated items to Freedom House in Kent and to the Battered Women's Shelter in Akron.

For more information, call 330-688-3121.

Square dance club offers free lesson

Western Whirlers Square Dance Club is offering one free beginning square dance lesson on Sept. 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.

Candidates Forum set for Oct. 6

The Leagues of Women Voters of the Akron Area, Hudson, and Tallmadge will jointly present a Candidates Forum for Summit County residents that covers open positions on the ballot for the Nov. 8 General Election.

The evening will feature three parts: first the opportunity to meet the eight judicial candidates in an informal small group setting; the second will be a similar format for the 15 Summit County Council candidates; and finally a traditional panel session with the candidates for the Executive Offices. Before the panel, the state representative (34th, 35th, 36th, 38th districts) and state senator (28th district) candidates will speak for 3 minutes each.

The Executive Offices that will be on the ballot include: County-at-large Candidates (4), Candidates for County Engineer (unopposed), Sheriff (unopposed), Prosecutor (2) and Clerks of Courts (2), Fiscal Officer (2), and County Executive (2).

The event is Oct. 6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., free and open to the public, at Cuyahoga Falls High School, 2300 Fourth St., with parking close to the entrance off of Stow Street. Email lwvaa@lwvaa.org with any questions. The League, a non-partisan national grassroots organization, is committed to providing complete and impartial information to voters.

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 Oct. 6, the focus will be tiny caddy/origami bowl.

The Gals and Dolls special interest group meets the second Monday at 1 p.m. 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 fabricnana@aol.com

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 abie2683@gmail.com.

The Garment Gals will meet Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Ellet Branch Library for muslin fittings. Contact Margaret Crawford at 330-809-6354 or mcrawford3439@sssnet.com.

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 http://www.stowhistory.org/harvest-festival. 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 shsfestival@gmail.com.