'Music for the Young at Heart' program for Woman's Club

Judy Brown will perform "Music for the Young at Heart" at the Stow Woman's Club meeting on April 6 at 1 p.m. at the First Christian Church at the corner of routes 59 and 91.

Brown has more than 30 years of performance experience. She sang with Johnny Singer's society band for more than eight years performing for Princess Margaret, Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan and Bob Hope, to name a few. She has sung the national anthem for the Indians, Browns and Cavaliers. In Los Angeles she sang for the Lakers, Dodgers and Angels.

She has performed in stage productions with Don Ameche and Rip Taylor. She studied at The Groundlings Theatre with Kathy Griffin during the theater's heyday, doing improv on Melrose in Los Angeles with Will Farrell, Lisa Kudrow, Jon Lovitz and Midy Sterling. Her motion picture credits include "The Escape Artist," "Surrender," "Dutch Treat" and "A Christmas Story."

Moving to Cleveland in 2001, she produced, hosted and directed her highly acclaimed TV series, "Only Ohio," that aired on all 12 Ohio PBS stations. She lived in Hudson with her two children, Kate and Ben, who are now in college.

Hosteses for the day are Cheryl Crowe, Diane Wright, Sarah Crawford, Carol Fawcett and Jana Crawford. Margrit Porteria will be the greeter. The program is free and open to all.

Stow Woman's Club is a 115-year-old philanthropic organization. Membership is $22 per year. The club meets the first Thursday in October-December and February-April. New members are welcome and can reside in communities other than Stow.

Fundraiser at Chipotle for Bulldog Bags

Bulldog Bags, a weekend food program for eligible children in the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District, will have a fundraiser on April 3 from 5-9 p.m. at Chipotle at 4338 Kent Road in Stow. Bring your family and tell the cashier you're supporting the cause. Chipotle will donate 50 percent of the revenue during that time period to Bulldog Bags.

Questions, email: bulldogbags44224@gmail.com.

Stow Historical Society Meeting

Stow Historical Society will have its first 2017 Membership meeting on March 27 in Stow City Hall's Council Chambers starting at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to enjoy a presentation by local historian and Ohio traveler Denny Reiser. He will be presenting his Part 2 of places to see along the Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor. There will be free refreshments and a short general membership meeting following the presentation.

On April 24, Laura Peskin will present a program on education, transportation, women's history and more near Summit County. Both of these programs will begin at 7 p.m. at Stow City Hall, City Council Chambers.

For more information, visit the Stow Historical Society website at www.stowhistory.org for these programs and other programs for the rest of the year.

Munroe Falls Garden Club

Munroe Falls Garden Club extends a cordial invitation to join members at the first meeting of the season at Lehner Community Center, 35 South River Road, Munroe Falls, on March 27 at 11 a.m.

Refreshments, games and prizes will be enjoyed at the Gardener Spring Social.

Contact Jeannie Denton with questions at 330-688-2212.

'Rose Project' distribution dates set

The Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation "Rose Project" will be distributing free prom dresses and accessories at Reidinger Middle School located at 77 W. Thornton St., Akron. Donations will also be accepted at this time. Attendees should enter through Door #1. Distribution times are:

April 8 -- 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 12 -- 5-7 p.m.

April 29 -- 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

May 17 -- 5-7 p.m.

The Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit organization that diligently works to demonstrate the values Andrea held close to her heart. These include compassionately assisting the underprivileged and elderly, actively addressing environmental issues and promoting community service and education.

For more information, contact the Foundation at 330-630-2243 or visit the web page, andrearose.org.

Haven of Rest's exec. director to speak

Akron -- Haven of Rest's Women's Auxiliary program on April 4, beginning at 1 p.m., will feature Haven of Rest's executive director, the Rev. Jeff Kaiser, speaking on what is happening at the Mission. Come and learn how Haven of Rest has addressed the increasing needs of men, women and children in the greater Akron community, and what's in store for future plans. He will also be introducing some new staff members and share some interesting personal stories.

To enjoy some bargain shopping, come early. Arrive at 10 a.m. the day of Auxiliary, stay for a noon luncheon, and attend the program at 1 p.m. All activities take place at Haven of Rest's main building at 175 E. Market Street, downtown Akron. This event is free with all proceeds from shopping going to support Haven of Rest Ministries.

For more information, call Rose Rose at 330-535-1563 or email rrose@havenofrest.org.

100 Years of Caring for Sight

For 100 years Lions Clubs around the world have been committed to preventing blindness and preserving sight. The Stow-Munroe Falls Lions Club was chartered in 1939 and is the oldest service organization in Stow. Since 2012 the Lions Club has been providing an Eye Screening Program for children throughout Summit County. At the club's March 28 meeting, there will be a demonstration of the vision machines used to screen the students.

In 2016, there were 2,869 children who received these free screenings. Of that number, parents of 718 children were referred for additional eye examinations.

The screening process uses a Welch Allyn SureSight Vision Screener, which tests for common vision problems, astigmatism, and anisometropia (unequal power between eyes). A second test is conducted to detect signs of stereopsis, or, as the kids call it, the smiley face test.

The March 28 meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at "On Tap" on Kent Road in Stow.

Members of the eye screening team will demonstrate the eye screening machines that they use and answer questions about this important program in our schools. The meeting includes dinner, short business meeting, and the eye screening program.

For more information, contact membership chairman, Lion Maryann Aguilar, at 330-688-3479 or email: maryann.aguilar14@gmail.com.

Fish fry dinners at Holy Family Church

The Knights of Columbus will offer its Annual Lenten Fish Frys each Friday during Lent through April 7. Cost for each dinner is $8.50. Menu items include entrees of Baked Tilapia, Fried Beer Battered Cod, Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp, Mac & Cheese and Cheese Pizza.

A choice of any two side dishes are included: French Fries, Hush Puppies, Seasoned Rice, Mac & Cheese, Pierogies, Salad, Cole Slaw, or Veggie Pie. Coffee & Punch are provided along with a Roll and Butter.

Also available are bottled water, soft drinks and assorted dessert items at a nominal charge.

Dinners will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Lower Church Hall of Holy Family Church at 3179 Kent Road in Stow.

Society 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.