Fish Fry every Friday during Lent

The annual Lenten Fish Fry takes place every Friday during Lent at the Charles Faust American Legion Post 281. Dinners run from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Serving both Haddock and Lake Perch dinner options - plus, other dinner choices. All dinners include a side and salad bar. For more info call 330-920-9379. The Fish Fry events take place at 1601 Front St.

Fish Fry at Elks Lodge during Lent

Beginning March 3 and throughout Lent, Cuyahoga Falls-Akron-Barberton Elks Lodge #1923 will have a Fish Fry at the lodge location at 2555 State Road in Cuyahoga Falls. Service will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Diners will have their choice of a three-piece beer-battered fish dinner or a five-piece jumbo shrimp dinner. Both meals cost $8 and includes cole slaw and hot rice. The Fish Fry is open to the public.

Dixieland Jazz concert March 5

Come enjoy the upbeat sounds of Dixieland Jazz played by local Dixieland Jazz musicians, March 5 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Akron Public Library-Main Auditorium, 60 S. High St.

Free admission and free, handicap-accessible, deck parking.

Peninsula Library program

The Peninsula Library, 6105 Riverview Road, will have a class on planning for retirement on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. A Crash Course in Retirement, presented by James C. Sexton III, CFP, CFS of Western Reserve Capital Management of Hudson will cover topics to include: how to take income from your assets in the most tax-efficient manner, avoiding very costly IRA mistakes, what type of investment might be best for a retiree, and what might not be. This class is focused on critical retirement issues for anyone preparing for retirement or those already in retirement. Learning materials will be provided. Call the library at 330-657-2291 to register for the program.

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group

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 one affected by the disease or a related dementia.

First Tuesday: March 7, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls.

Last Tuesday: March 28, at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 85 Heritage Drive, Tallmadge.

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

Sons of Union Veterans meets March 7

Before there was an American Legion and before there was a Veterans of Foreign Wars, there was the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.).

It was the largest and most powerful of all Civil War veterans' organizations in the late 19th century... A political dynamo, it could elect or defeat presidents.

Rebecca Urban, Administrator of the Peninsula Foundation, will speak on the G.A.R. on March 7 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Cuyahoga Falls. Sponsored by the General A. C. Voris Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans, the 7 p.m. meeting is free and the public is welcome.

There will also be G.A.R. items on display during the event.

Program on Falls High Band history March 8

The Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society will host a program on the Cuyahoga Falls High School Marching Band by Robert Feldbush on March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Sutliff Meeting Room in the Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St.

Mr. Robert Feldbush will follow the development of a very good Cuyahoga Falls marching band into the "Tiger Band" that was internationally known throughout the Northeastern United States and Canada. He will cover the changes in the school system caused by the baby boom, and follows the development of the very unique marching style. Film clips, provided by Tanner Martin, will be used to show these changes in style including performances for professional football teams, colleges and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It will also trace the development of the style of their uniform from the 1950s until 1985 when Feldbush retired. He will also cover the continuation of the "Tradition of Excellence" and the writing of his 2013 book called, "Magnificent Monster." The event will conclude with a question and answer session. The program is free and open to the public.

Silver Lake Historical Society meets

The Silver Lake Historical Society will host a program on March 9 at 7 p.m. at Silver Lake Village Hall, 2961 Kent Road. Jerri Holland will tell tales of the Seneca tribe and family stories of Chief Wagmong. The Seneca tribe included 500 people who lived between the Cuyahoga River and Silver Lake. Everyone is welcome.

Plastics engineers group meets March 13

Society of Plastics Engineers will have a technical meeting on March 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Valtris Specialty Chemicals, 7500 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence 44131.

The group will be touring Valtris Specialty Chemicals, suppliers of polymer additives, followed by a presentation on "Regulatory Changes as a Driver for Innovation" by company CEO Paul Angus, with dinner following at the Burntwood Tavern, 8188 Brecksville Road, Brecksville 44141.

Cost to attend is $25 for members, $30 for non-members, $20 for retirees and $10 for students. The first meeting for a new member is free of charge. Registration will be at 5:30 p.m. The tour will happen at 5:45, the presentation at 6:30 and dinner at 7. Reservations must be in by noon on March 10 via email to Dan Crist at or 440-227-5424. Those making a reserveation should be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee including dietary restrictions. Valtris has inherited a 75-year history starting in 1940 with Ferro's purchase of the Walton Hills facility to its formation as a stand-alone company in December 2014. Formerly the Polymer Additives Division of Ferro Corporation, Valtris continues to be a provider of specialty chemicals, serving industries as diverse as building and construction, packaging, consumer goods, transportation and oilfield additives.

Church hosts meal to support Relay For Life team March 14

St. John's Episcopal Church, 2220 Second St., Cuyahoga Falls, will host a spaghetti dinner to support its Relay For Life team on March 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The meal is free, but donations will be graciously accepted. All proceeds will benefit St. John's Relay For Life team to help support the American Cancer Society.

Zane's Foundation meets March 14

Zane's Foundation will meet March 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Church in Silver Lake, 2951 Kent Road, Silver Lake, 44224, Fellowship Hall.

The topic will be "Reducing Toxins in Your Environment & the Medical Home" presented by Charisse Montgomery, Certified Patient Advocate, Vice President of Patient & Family Advisory Council for Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland.

Toxic chemicals can be found everywhere, from the air to the plastic in everyday items. The potential exposure to common toxic material can be even higher in a home with medical supplies and equipment than in a typical home. This workshop will teach attendees how to take common sense steps to identify the most common sense toxic materials in their homes and work to reduce exposure to them and make a healthier home for special needs loved ones.

No child care is available for this program.