Scarecrow drawing contest open

Artists of all ages are invited to enter a Scarecrow Drawing Contest. Two winners will be selected and will receive a large scarecrow to place in their front yard.

The event is sponsored by Yvonne Simia, who has been teaching art at the Lehner Community Center in Munroe Falls for four years.

Artists from all the local cities are invited to submit artwork that shows a scarecrow that they have drawn or painted. It is open to all artists of all ages and levels including shut-ins, budding artists and children who are home schooled or may no longer have art offered at their school.

There is no charge to enter. The pictures can be dropped off at the Lehner Community Center, 35 South River Road, Munroe Falls, on Tuesday nights from 6 to 7 p.m.; scanned and emailed to ysimia@aol.com, (be sure to include a name and phone number in the email); or mailed to: Scarecrow Contest, 89 Laurel Blvd., Munroe Falls 44262. Attention: Yvonne Simia.

The deadline to enter is Oct. 31.

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 email

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.

Extended School Year Services topic for Zane's

Foundation meeting

Zane's Foundation will have its monthly meeting on Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Church in Silver Lake, 2951 Kent Road, Silver Lake, in the Fellowship Hall.

The topic and speaker will be "Understanding Extended School Year Services," presented by Marilyn Figley, Disability Rights Ohio, Columbus.

Does your family member who is on an I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) receive E.S.Y. (Extended School Year)? Or is it a fight to receive these services? This is your chance to learn from an expert on how to receive the services that your child so desperately needs. Participants will learn the in's and out's of E.S.Y. Participants will also gain knowledge on how to build a case with your school district on how to receive E.S.Y. services or other services you need. There will be plenty of time for Q & A in this session.

R.S.V.P. for this event as seating is limited. Any questions about this workshop, contact the Foundation Office at 330-677-9263 or email -info@zanesfoundation.org. No childcare is provided.

Note this is the first Tuesday of the month; which is different than the regular Community Meeting time.

Foundation announces dress

distribution dates

The Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation "Rose Project" will be distributing free Homecoming and special occasion dresses and accessories from 5 until 7 p.m. on 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.

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. The topic will be CPR.

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 jdentonpga@aol.com.

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

Nicotine

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.

Toastmasters meets every Wednesday

Toastmasters International meets in the Community Room at the Acme on Kent Road (Route 59) in Stow, every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Email stowtoastmasters@gmail.com or visit www.toastmasters.org/for more information.