Boy Scouts to serve pancakes

Boy Scout Troop #177 of Holy Family Church in Stow will have a Pancake Breakfast on March 12 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Donations will be accepted for breakfast of eggs, sausage and all-you-can-eat pancakes.

The event will take place in the lower church hall of Holy Family Church in Stow and is open to the public.

Free concert at Stow-Glen

The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid, Matthew Ball, will perform at Stow-Glen Retirement Village on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.

The free concert is open to the public. Stow-Glen is located at 4285 Kent Road in Stow.

Matthew Ball, aka The Boogie Woogie Kid, is the attorney turned musician and YouTube sensation with now over 3.7million views. A national touring artist, Matthew performs favorites from the Swing Era and more. A graduate of Oakland University and The University of Detroit, Matthew holds degrees in Music, History and Law. He trained classically at Oakland University with the internationally renown classical pianist Flavio Varani, a graduate ofThe Paris Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music, who traced his own pedigree of study back to Chopin himself.

His nationally recognized act of piano virtuosity, song, and fun, Matthew presents a family-friendly program of piano Boogie-n-Blues, Jazz & Rags with arrangements of classic American songs like "Ain't Misbehavin," "When the Saints Go Marchin In," "Over the Rainbow," "Basin Street Blues," "Bumble Boogie," "The Entertainer," "Glory of Love" and more, with a dash of originals and song too.

Judy Brown-Krizman sings Irish songs for seniors

Judy Brown-Krizman will perform a musical program of Irish songs to prepare for St. Patrick's Day at the March 9 meeting of Going Strong, Wesley Hall, First United Methodist Church in Cuyahoga Falls, 245 Portage Trail, starting at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available after the program.

Brown-Kritzman is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Actors Equity Association.

As a vocalist with Johnny Singer's Orchestra, she has shared the stage with Bob Hope and sang for Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan and also for England's Princess Margaret.

Going Strong is open to all seniors and active retirees in the surrounding communities. All are welcome. Going Strong is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls. For more information, call 330-923-5241 or 330-310-1030.

Seeking vendors for Harvest Festival

Stow Historical Society is now accepting vendor applications for the annual Harvest Festival which will take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. If interested in participating, visit www.stowhistory.org/harvest-festival/vendors/ for information and an application.

Author to speak on Ohio craft beers

Fans of Ohio's booming craft beer industry will have an opportunity to enjoy a tour with author Paul Gaston. Christ Church Episcopal, located on the Green in Hudson, will host a forum on March 19 at 4 p.m. Gaston will discuss his book, "Ohio's Craft Beers: Discovering the Variety, Enjoying the Quality, Relishing the Experience," published by the Kent State University Press.

Gaston, a KSU professor and an Episcopal priest, visited more than 40 breweries throughout Ohio. The book, with many full color photographs taken by the author, provides information and inspiration about the culture of brewing and breweries. Gaston will share photos and stories from the book.

Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for book signing and for refreshments. Copies of the book can be purchased at local bookstores or on Amazon.

The public is invited to enjoy this discussion in the Parish Hall. Christ Church Episcopal is located at 21 Aurora St. Parking is available on Aurora Street or in the parking lot at the rear, turning from Main Street between "Windstream" and "All Brides Beautiful."

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group meetings set

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.

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

Kiwanis meet twice a month

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 cost is $15.

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.

Register for Mother's Day 5K

The 6th annual Mother's Day 5K is May 14 at 8 a.m., at Munroe Falls Metro Park (521 S. River Road, Munroe Falls), where participants can run, jog or walk to celebrate Mom.

Take advantage of discounted pricing by registering early.

For ages 15 and older, registration is $35/person through March 31.

For ages 15 and older, registration is $45/person April 1 through April 30.

Runners 14 and younger are free, but they must be registered in advance.

Registration is not required for children in strollers.

Proceeds benefit the park district's outreach and community programs.

The asphalt course, which travels twice around the park's scenic lake, is not ADA compliant, but wheelchair athletes and jogging strollers are welcome. Timing is provided by North Coast MultiSports.

Visit summitmetroparks.org for more information and to register online.

Support for the Mother's Day 5K is provided by Acme Fresh Market and Akron Life Magazine.

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.

Emotions Anonymous to meet

If you have emotional or living problems, and want help, Emotions Anonymous meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 1940 Town Park Blvd., (Akron General Wellness Center) in Uniontown and every Thursday at

8:00PM at 130 Broad Blvd(Pilgrim United Church of Christ) in Cuyahoga Falls,

Ohio. Call 234-206-1232 or email emotionsanon@yahoo.com for meeting places and more information.

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.