Breast Cancer Support Group meets April 7

The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet April 7 at 12:30 p.m. in the Luther Room at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church located at 2113 Ravenna St., Hudson. Anyone newly diagnosed, in active treatment or having a history of breast cancer is welcome to attend. Please bring a bag lunch. For more information, contact Jenny Lovano at

Akron Zoo provides opportunities for teens to get involved

AKRON The Akron Zoo is looking for teen volunteers that are interested in animals and conservation for their Junior Interpreter program for the 2017 season. The program runs from Memorial Day Labor Day and the Junior Interpreters assist the zoo's Education Department with various activities.

The program, in its tenth year, is for teens, ages 14-18 years old and entering the ninth through 12th grades in the fall of 2017. Junior Interpreters are required to contribute a total of three days per week during the summer and some weekends during school. No formal training or background in education or work experience is required. Students must demonstrate a willingness to learn about animals and conservation and have good communication and customer service skills. Duties include assisting with ZooCamp, birthday parties, animal show, special events and more.

Interested teens must fill out an application and submit two letters of recommendation, along with an essay and references by April 7 to be considered. Teens will then have to go through an interview process. If chosen there is a $100 participation fee and teens will get a shirt, name tag, water bottle, supplies and more. In its nine years, 231 teens have volunteered with the Junior Interpreters program, contributing over 39,500 hours to the Akron Zoo. For more information people can visit or call Shelley Orloski at 330-375-2550 ext. 7286.

Blossom Music Center volunteers needed

Are you friendly? Outgoing? A little bit country? A little bit rock and roll? Or is the Cleveland Orchestra more your jam? Blossom Action Council is accepting volunteers for the 2017 Blossom Music Center season. Volunteer greeters are needed to stand up to three hours at the gates welcoming concert-goers and answering questions. Anyone interested is welcome to attend an introductory meeting on April 6 at 7 p.m. at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church located at 4872 Darrow Road in Stow. Dues of $20 can be paid at that time. Attendance at monthly meetings is required. If you have any questions, send an email to

Hudson food pantry information

Hudson Community Service Association food pantry, 7855 Stow Road, is open to receive donations every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

It is open for distribution the fourth Saturday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for residents in need within the district that meet the poverty level, or are on the school lunch program or food stamps.

HCSA has a "Helping Hand" program that assists residents living within the Hudson School District meeting the same criteria to prevent utility shut-offs, eviction and supplies clothing for children.

For more information, call 330-671-9457 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monetary donations may be made to HCSA, Box 1472, Hudson, OH 44236.