Akron Sail and Power Squadron offers workshops

The Akron Sail and Power Squadron is offering workshops where boaters from novice to expert level can learn in an interactive setting and have nautical questions answered. Facilitated by experienced mariner Bob Mosey, these three workshops will help provide expert advice on engines, maintenance and repair.

April 3, 7-9 p.m., Electrical and Related Systems

Topics: 12v circuits, Batteries: Flooded cell, gel, AGM, Lithium, alternators, starters, battery chargers, inverters, battery cables and terminals, marine wire, breakers, fuses and relays, switches and buss bars.

All workshops take place at: American Legion Hall Post 281, 1601 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 44221 (approximately one-half mile south of the Sheraton Hotel)

There is a fee for both members and non-members. Refreshments available.

Northampton Historical Society meets

The Northampton Historical Society will have its meeting on March 27 at the Woodridge Middle School Library, 4451 Quick Road. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour. The program will follow at 6:30. The speaker will be: Emery Prior, NHS member, and descendant of Northampton Township's first settler, Simeon Prior. The Township was named by Prior after he migrated to Ohio from Northampton, Mass. Mr. Prior will present a history/genealogy of his family.

Refreshments will be provided. Public is welcome.

Speaker will address modern design trends

Dave Everhard of Hasenstab Architects will address the Akron Torch Club on the modern office.

On March 27, Mr. Everhard will address the design trends in the modern office space. Along with revolutions in information storage, document preparation and printing, and particularly communications, the modern office would have been unrecognizable to someone just a handful of decades ago. And what of the future?

The cubicles of Dilbert are giving way to the open office and other innovations. Even schools are finding the old classroom models no longer fit.

A graduate of Kent State with a Master's Degree from the University of Florida, Mr. Everhard has worked in architecture for 30 years.

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. Dinner is $20 and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. Parking and restaurant access are under cover.

Falls Republicans meet March 29

Cuyahoga Falls Republicans will host a monthly meeting March 29 at Rocco's Pizza Party Room, 1053 Portage Trail. The 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 CuyahogaFallsGOP@gmail.com.

Investors group meets April 4

Tools & Techniques for Investors a subgroup of the Cleveland AAII Chapter, will meet April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St. The meeting is open to the public. No membership is required. Regular meetings will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Parking is free.

The presentation is entitled "How to Use VectorVest 7," by Brian Mindek, an AAII Member Cleveland AAII Chapter.

Mr. Mindek is a retired Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company employee. He uses VectorVest to manage his personal brokerage account. This is his second presentation to the group.

VectorVest,Inc is a stock analysis and portfolio management system. It will help every investor know when to buy, what to buy and when to sell. VectorVest gives a buy, sell or hold recommendation on every stock for every day it is in their database.

Email Akron AAII Sub-Chapter at aaii-neo@googlegroups.com for information or questions.

Victim Assistance Program

Tickets are on sale for the annual Victim Assistance Program Victims' Rights Luncheon, slated for April 5 at Portage Country Club, 240 N. Portage Path.

The luncheon takes place during National Crime Victims' Rights Week to raise awareness of victims' rights, honor crime victims, and thank those who advocate for them.

This year's keynote speaker is David Voth, the Executive Director and Victim Offender Mediator for Crime Victim Services in Allen and Putnam counties, and the 2010 recipient of the Congressional Victim Rights Caucus Outstanding Victim Advocacy Award.

State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes, D-34, will receive the Rev. Dr. Robert Denton Oustanding Victim Service Award.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with the program starting at noon. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased through March 29 online at www.VAPLunch.gesture.com, or by calling 330-376-0040.

Veterans program at library April 8

Concerned Veterans for America and American Mortgage are co-sponsoring Lunch and Learn, a veteran empowerment event for veterans, military families and supporters on April 8 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St.

A complimentary lunch will be served and information will be provided on the benefits available to veterans. A panel of professionals will discuss purchasing a home, education options, finding employment, medical coverage, disability claims and numerous other benefits. An open forum to answer questions will follow the formal program.

RSVP to Adam Miller at millera@cityofcf.com or call 330-814-6786 or Lorel Rubins at lorel.rubins@americanmortgage.com or call 330-633-6678.

Junior Women's Civic Club accepting scholarship applications

Junior Women's Civic Club is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship. Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Winners will be chosen based on an individual's volunteer service, academics and financial need. An applicant must be a female resident of Summit or Medina County and plan to attend an Ohio college or university next fall.

Deadline for submitting applications is March 31. To request an application form, contact Kathleen Shisler, Scholarship Selection Chair, at 330-730-2528 or kathleenshisler@gmail.com.

Group for widows, widowers meets for meals

A New Beginning, a social group for widows and widowers (all ages), will meet for breakfast and conversation every Saturday at 9 a.m. at Thano's Restaurant, 71 - 5th St., SE., Barberton. The group also meets for dinner and conversation the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6 p.m. For restaurant location, call 330-745-6239.