Learn about

organizing, enjoy a free dinner

Lynne Poulton of "Wholly Organized" will be the guest speaker on Oct. 25 at the Stow-Munroe Falls Lions Club meeting. Come hear her presentation while enjoying a complimentary dinner at 6:30 at On Tap restaurant on Kent Road in Stow.

Lions Clubs are dedicated to service to the community, with a special emphasis on education and vision/hearing

health. "Where There's a Need, There's a Lion."

Both men and women (couples especially welcomed) are encouraged to join this fun, friendly group of people who want to make a difference in the community.

The Lions meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month (except December).

For more info, contact Lion Maryann Aguilar, 330-688-3479, or send an email to maryann.aguilar14@gmail.com.

Paranormal Society speakers at Stow Historical Society's meeting

Stow Historical Society's October meeting will be Oct. 24 in Stow City Hall's Council Chambers starting at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to enjoy a presentation by speakers from the Munroe Falls Paranormal Society. They will be discussing their approach to solving the paranormal phenomena.

They are a non-profit organization with collective experience of 50+ years in the paranormal research and investigation. All are welcome to experience their interesting presentation of their society and the paranormal investigative process along with some local cases of activity. There will be refreshments and a short general membership meeting following the presentation.

On Nov. 28, the Society will be having its officer elections along with its year in review at Stow City Hall beginning at 7 p.m. Bring appetizers and desserts to share. On Dec. 3, the annual installation luncheon will take place at a site to be determined by the president.

For more information visit the Stow Historical Society website at www.stowhistory.org.

Relay For Life seeks crafters, vendors

Crafters and vendors are needed for a craft bazaar to benefit the Stow-Munroe Falls-Hudson Relay For Life. It will take place Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 3493 Darrow Road in Stow.

Tables are $30 or $40 if electricity is needed. Each vendor is asked to supply one item for a raffle.

Admission to the craft bazaar is free. Lunch will be available for purchase (hot dogs, sloppy Joes, vegetable soup, chili and drinks).

For more information, contact Becky at 330-221-0632, Pam at 330-730-5831 or Donna at 330-815-0877.


announces dress

distribution dates

The Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation "Rose Project" will be distributing free Homecoming and special occasion dresses and accessories on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dresses and accessories will also be given from 5 until 7 p.m. on Sept 28, Oct. 5 and 12, Nov. 2 and 16 and Dec. 14. Distribution will take place at Reidinger Middle School located at 77 W. Thornton St., Akron.

Donations of new and gently worn dresses will also be accepted at these times.

The Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit organization that diligently works to demonstrate the values Andrea held close to her heart. These include compassionately assisting the underprivileged and elderly, actively addressing environmental issues and promoting community service and education.

Cuyahoga Valley

annual photography contest

Get your best digital photos ready for the annual Cuyahoga Valley National Park Photography Contest. Sponsored by the Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society, the contest will be accepting digital entries to Nov. 3.

Awards will be presented on Nov. 17 at Happy Days Lodge. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the awards program will begin at 7 p.m.

Campus Camera gift cards will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners, in each of four categories. A special award will be presented to the Tim Thomas Best in Show entrant. Categories include: Landscape; Animals and Insects; Plants and Flowers; and Black and White or Monochrome.

The photo contest is free for members of the Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society. There is a small fee per photo for non-member submissions.

For contest rules and entry details, please click on the Annual Contest tab at www.cvps.org or visit on Facebook.

Quilters garage sale on Oct. 29

The Streetsboro Quilt Guild is having a garage sale on Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Streetsboro Methodist Church, 8940 Route 43 in Streetsboro. At the sale will be fabrics, patterns, books, quilting tools, some kits and some completed ready-to-use crafted items, and much more. Refreshments will be available

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 jdentonpga@aol.com..

Sewing guild plans meetings

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

In Tallmadge, the group meets the first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Tallmadge Lutheran Church, 759 East Ave. in Tallmadge.

The Gals and Dolls special interest group meets the second Monday at 1 p.m. 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 Oct. 26, the topic 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 is another group. Contact Margaret Crawford at 330-809-6354 or mcrawford3439@sssnet.com.

Kiwanis Club to meet

The Stow-Munroe Falls Kiwanis Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month for a luncheon meeting.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

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.

The next luncheon will be Oct. 26 at noon.

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

Blanketeers seek

donations of yarn

The Stow Blanketeers meet the second and fourth Wednesday of every month except July. The Stow Blanketeers knit and crochet blankets which are donated to local shelters.

This dedicated and industrious group of ladies who makeup the group are in need of community support. They would welcome donated yarns and/or cash contributions to purchase material.

For more information, contact Stow residents Margrit at 330-677-5511 or Dottie at 330-688-8866.

Recovery program for people with food issues

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating, or bulimia.

There are three area meetings:

Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Western Reserve Hospital, 1900 23rd St., Cuyahoga Falls (Enter through the Falls Family Practice entrance at the back of the hospital)

Saturdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Christ Community Chapel, 750 W Streetsboro Road (303), Hudson (Enter door#2 - In basement Room 16)

Sundays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Montrose Zion United Methodist Church, 565 N Cleveland-Massillon Road, Akron (Lower level, Room 5)

For more information or a list of additional meetings call 781-932-6300 or visit www.foodaddicts.org


Anonymous meets in Stow

Every Tuesday evening at the Methodist Church of Stow, 4880 Fishcreek Road, a group of individuals who want to quit smoking and live nicotine-free lives come together from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.There are no dues or fees for NicA membership the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using nicotine.

NicA members meet in 38 countries, as well as by phone and via Internet meetings. Call 330-673-6784 for more information.

Support group for family, friends of those with drug


Nar-Anon is a 12-step support group for families and friends of those with drug addictions. There are no dues or fees to join. Just come to a meeting.

Attendees will hear others, who are going through similar problems, talk about how they cope and find recovery.

Meetings in Summit County take place every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 85 Heritage Drive, in Tallmadge.

To find meetings in other areas, go to the group's website: www.nar-anon.org.