Knights' Free Throw Contest Jan. 3

The Stow-Hudson Knights of Columbus (#10936) will have its annual basketball Free Throw Contest on Jan. 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Holy Family School gymnasium, 3163 Kent Road in Stow.. Free registration will take place that evening between 5:15 and 5:30 p.m. This event is open to the public. Registration forms will be available the day of the event and must be signed by a parent or guardian. The contest will consist of 15 shots and is open to girls and boys ages 9-14 as of Jan 1. Winners of each age group will advance to the Knights District-Area competition in February. For more information, contact Ron at 330-677-9829.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Meetings

The Alzheimer's Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer's caregiver support groups available free of charge, open to all caregivers, family members, and friends with a loved with affected by the disease or a related dementia.

First Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls.

Last Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 85 Heritage Dr., Tallmadge. The next session will be Dec. 27.

Groups meet monthly. For more information or to confirm, contact the Alzheimer's Association HelpLine at 1-800-272-3900.

Kiwanis Club to meet Jan. 11

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 1:15 p.m. The next meeting will be Jan. 11 at Stow-Glen Retirement Village.

Anyone who is interested in the meeting topic or Kiwanis itself is encouraged to attend.

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. 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 monthly

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.

Junior Moms meets third Wednesday

Junior Moms of Stow and Adjacent Communities is a non-profit member-led social, service, and support group for mothers with at least one child from birth through kindergarten. The club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at On Tap Bar & Grille 4396 Kent Road, Stow at at 7 p.m. Babysitting is subject to availability. Visit juniormomsofstow.weebly.com or check out the group's Facebook page for more information.

MOMS Club meets monthly

The Stow Chapter of MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) is a friendship and support group for the at-home mother of today. The group has a monthly activity calendar as well as a monthly newsletter and weekly updates. There are a wide variety of activities for kids of all ages including playgroups, field trips, charity work, kids crafts, potlucks and moms night out, and more.

The group has its monthly business meeting at 9:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Lifecenter Plus, 5133 Darrow Road, Hudson. Interested members are welcome to join the business meeting, contact the membership chair at stowmomsclub@yahoo.com or visit the website at www.stowmoms.com.

Investment Club meets at City Hall

The Wampum Investment Club meets the third Wednesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Stow City Hall.

The club is one of 8,600 that belong to Better Investment (BI), a national organization. BI has 90,000 members. Of these, 67,000 belong to a local club. BI has 82 regional chapters.

The local club is a small group of individual investors who come together to learn, share investing experiences and help each other to become more successful investors.

A small monthly investment from each member is combined to buy, build and manage a portfolio of stocks.

For additional information about the club, call Ed at 330-688-4132 or Pete at 330-204-7521.

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.

Support group for family, friends of those with drug addictions

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.

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.

TBI monthly support group

Traumatic Brain Injury survivors and their families are invited to attend a free support group from 6 to 8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month.

The group, led by a brain injury survivor, meets at Mentis Neuro Rehabilitation, 3625 Marsh Road in Stow.