Presidential Park Gardeners hosts birthday party Feb. 21

Presidential Park Gardeners will celebrate its 69th year as a garden club with a birthday party on Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Burntwood Tavern in the Falls. The Hostess for the afternoon will be Joyce Giffin. Members are to bring a gift to exchange.

The new slate of officers for 2017 are: President-Dorothy Anello, Vice President-Chris Binger, Secretary-Diana Allaman and Treasurer-Joyce Giffin.

Amateur Radio License Class starts Feb. 19

The Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club announces it is offering a mid-level (General) Ham Radio license class at the Summit County Public Library, downtown Akron branch. These classes will take place each Sunday starting Feb. 19 from 1:15 to 4:45 p.m. and will culminate on March 26 with a review and General Class license test. Students should have a current Technician license, and will earn a General class license when they pass the exam at the end of the class. There is a course fee, which includes a copy of the Gordon West General class license manual, the VE test fee, handouts, and light refreshments. If you have the manual, the fee is reduced. For more information, including fees, check out:, or e-mail

Cuyahoga Falls Republicans meet Feb. 23

Cuyahoga Falls Republicans will host its monthly meeting Feb. 23 at Cuyahoga Falls Library, lower level. Meeting will start at 7 p.m. All residents are welcome to discuss the issues impacting the future for the community. For more information, contact

Northampton Historical Society will meet Feb. 27

The Northampton Historical Society's February meeting will be on Feb. 27 at the Woodridge Middle School Library, 4451 Quick Road. School door at main entrance will open at 5:30 p.m. for social and business hour. A sign will be placed on door. The program will start at 6:30 p.m.

The program will be a continuation review of the society's collections relating to its 50th Year Anniversary. Refreshments will be provided. Public is welcome.

Akron Torch Club will hear World War II story Feb. 27

On Feb. 27, Wendy Zucal will present a program on the History and Significance of Dennison's WWII Canteen to the Akron Torch Club. This WWII story of a small town welcoming and providing for more than a million soldiers on their way to an uncertain future is one of which Ohioans can be extremely proud. Ms. Zucal also oversees the 90-year-old Schoenbrunn Village (an Ohio Historical Society property) and the Uhrichsville Clay museum.

Under her leadership the Dennison Museum raised more than $5 million, restored the Depot and achieved designation as a National Historical Landmark. She is about to start a $1 million campaign to provide the Clay Museum with a new home.

A graduate of Marietta College in Marietta, she has a master's degree in public history from Carnegie Mellon. Widely known and recipient of many awards, she is dedicated to building community partnerships and bringing history to the young.

The Akron Torch Club is a dinner group of professionals who meet monthly at the Tangier Restaurant to share dinner with interesting people outside one's field and to hear and discuss issues on a broad range of topics. Those interested in attending the dinner and this program should call Joe Huber at 330-929-3959 by Feb. 24. There is a charge for dinner and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. Parking and restaurant access are under cover.

Church hosts Shrove Pancake Dinner Feb. 28

St. John's Episcopal Church is presenting a Shrove Pancake Dinner on Feb. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.

There is no charge for dinner although donations will be accepted. The church is located at the corner of Second Street and Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls.