Haven of Rest fall banquet is Oct. 18

Each year, Haven of Rest Ministries of Akron hosts regional banquets to make the public aware of the programs and services the organization provides.

There are many reasons why individuals end up homeless or in other crisis situations: job loss, addictions or family problems. Those who attend the banquet will hear testimonies of how lives are being restored through this ministry.

This year's Hudson regional banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Hilton Garden Inn, 8971 Wilcox Drive, Twinsburg. The banquet is open to everyone 18 years of age and older. Tickets are free; however reservations are required.

To make reservations, call 330-535-1563. Seating is limited.

Falls Democratic Club meets Oct. 20

On Oct. 20, the Cuyahoga Falls Democratic Club will host its monthly meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Giant Eagle Market District in Portage Crossing (upper floor) on State Road.

The public is invited to attend. Visit www.cuyahogafallsdemclub.com for more information.

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

hosting annual

'Dessert First' gala benefit

The sweetest benefit, Dessert First, supporting the 40,000 girls and adult members of Girl Scouts of North East Ohio is slated for Oct. 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, Cleveland-Rockside in Independence.

The gala will challenge regional chefs to create desserts featuring famous Girl Scout Cookies. The desserts will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges as well as guests. The dessert tasting will be followed by an elegant dinner, and silent and live auctions.

Sixteen chefs from restaurants throughout the area will be judged by a panel of 10 judges comprised of members of the media. Each dessert will be judged on presentation, creativity and taste.

The event, which is the Girls Scouts' signature fundraiser, will support leadership development and character building programs across 18 counties of Northeast Ohio.

Sara Shookman, a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient and Alumnae and anchor at WKYC Channel 3 News, will serve as the evening's master of ceremonies.

Guests may bid on over 65 featured silent auction items and experiences. A live auction will offer priceless experiences including an exclusive stay at the Union Club Cleveland and a Disney vacation. The Fund a Need Campaign will also be part of the evening's festivities.

To purchase guest tickets and to learn more about Dessert First and the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, see www.gsneo.org/gala or call 330-983-0368.

Cuyahoga Falls

Republicans will meet Oct. 27

Cuyahoga Falls Republicans will host their monthly meeting Oct. 27 at Rocco's Party Room, 1053 Portage Trail.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m.

All residents are welcome to discuss the issues impacting the future for the community, as well as learn about the upcoming local elections.

For more info contact CuyahogaFallsGOP@gmail.com.


Historical Society meets Oct. 24

The October meeting of the Northampton Historical Society will be Oct. 24 at the Old Northampton Town Hall, 851 West Bath Road.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for social hour. The program at 6:30 p.m. will be presented by David Brown, president of the historical society relating to historical research visits to Northampton, Massachusetts, in 2015 and 2016. The program will focus on the past/present history and location of the first settler to Northampton Township. Simeon Prior lived in Norwich, Ma., just west of Northampton from 1789 until 1802. He moved and settled in Ohio in 1802. He named the local Northampton Township after Northampton, Ma.

The presentation will include other notable persons of Northanpton, Ma., especially Oliver Smith, who owned land in the local Northampton Township.

The public is welcome to attend.

Refreshments will be provided, including one with an interesting history associated with Northampton, Ma.

Silver Lake

Historical Society will host program Nov. 10

The Silver Lake Historical Society will host a program on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at Silver Lake Village Hall, 2961 Kent Road.

Native American Rena Dennison will discuss the native Indians of Silver Lake and the surrounding area. The local sleuth and historian will have artifacts on displayThe program is free and open to the public.

Friends of Cuyahoga Falls Library

accepting donations

The Friends of Cuyahoga Falls Library at 2015 Third St. are again accepting donations.

The Friends' book sale will be on Nov. 3, 4 and 5.

Most donated items are offered to the public at Friends' book sales. Leftover book sale items are offered to area non-profit agencies or recycled.

Donations can be dropped down the chute at the north end of the building or brought through the main entrance during operating hours and left in a specially marked bin.

Items accepted for donation: Fiction/non-fiction hard cover and paperback books. CDs, DVDs, puzzles and books on CD.

Items not accepted for donation: Any item that is incomplete, chewed, smelly, moldy, torn. Records, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers.

If requested, receipts are available in the main office. The Friends cannot assign a dollar amount to a donation.

For donations that do not meet the above criteria, the River City Paper Company has a recycling bin in the south parking lot.