Woman's Club to meet Nov. 3 to hear about Hollywood greats

The Stow Woman's Club will hear Richard John, a collector of celebrity memorabilia from the "Golden Age of Hollywood" for more than 30 years. He will be showing costumes and jewelry worn by the great stars.

The Stow Woman's Club will meet Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Stow.

The hostesses will be Carol Flask, Nancy Rice, Flo Yanito, Diane Dias and Carmel Codispoti. All are welcome to this program. Call 330-688-3121 for information.

Club members are reminded to bring items for the veterans at Freedom House in Kent.

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.

Lions Club to meet Nov. 8

The Stow Monroe Falls Lions have been serving the community for more than 75 years.

"Where there's a need, there's a Lion." A wide age-range of men and women regularly come together for fellowship, fun, and a desire to focus on the vision, hearing, and education needs of our area residents.

The next Lions Club meeting will be Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the On Tap restaurant on Kent Road in Stow.

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.

Abigail Adams

program for seniors Nov. 10

Raylene Hlavaty will present a program for the Going Strong meeting on Nov. 10.

Her program is entitled "Abigail Adams." The meeting will take place 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.

The program will be presented in character and in costume followed by a question and answer time in Chautauqua style. Abigail was the wife of John Adams (leader in the American Revolution and the second president of the United States) and one of the most accomplished women of the revolutionary era.

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.

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.

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 Nov. 9 at noon.

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.

Volunteers needed for The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Summit County needs volunteers to help with programs all year long. Helpful people are needed to give a little or as much time as possible at the Maple Street facility in Akron and at the Barberton location on Wooster Road.

There are a wide range of needs to suit anyone's interest and time frame. Some examples include:

Drivers for pick-ups and deliveries

Kitchen helpers for daily meal prep assistance, serving and clean-up

Short-term "done-in-a-day" projects

Weekly scheduled help for a variety of projects

Corporate and group volunteers -- companies, churches, clubs, groups, agencies -- are welcome. Family-friendly projects are available and a perfect way to introduce children to the rewarding world of volunteering.

Training is provided. The only requirements are a willingness to help, the ability to lift the equivalent of a full grocery bag and able to stand for two hours. Drivers must have a valid Ohio driver's license and take a short, online test.

For more information, contact Jeanette Brown, volunteer coordinator, at 330-434-7365 or visit www.salvationarmyakron.org.

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

Lupus support group meets


The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter hosts a monthly lupus support group the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stow-Munroe Falls Library, 3512 Darrow Road, in Stow. The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter also hosts a monthly call-in support group. Call 1-888-NO-LUPUS or visit LupusGreaterOhio.org to register and receive the call-in information.

The support group is an open, small-group environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families. It is a place where people with lupus can share their experiences and ask questions. Most discussions focus on the "how-to's" of living with a chronic illness. It is a safe place for people to learn, share and help. Light refreshments will be provided.

Individual differences and confidentiality are respected.

For more information, contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit www.lupusgreaterohio.org.

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.