American Legion Auxiliary seeks shelter donations

Help us, help those that need our help.

Lee Bishop Unit 464 American Legion Auxiliary at 7 p.m. April 5 at the Western Reserve Christian Church, 516 W. Streetsboro St., will host a speaker from the Battered Women's Shelter who will share the needs of a new shelter to operate efficiently and help those in need.

The Auxiliary will collect donations for the shelter at the church between 6 and 7 p.m. Please include your name, address and value of items. If you wish to make a monetary donation, make checks payable to Battered Women's Shelter Summit and Medina Counties and mail to Martha Marsh, Box 342, Hudson, Ohio 44236 prior to the meeting.

Items needed include cleaning supplies, lysol, bleach, paper products, trash bags, toilet paper, summer pajamas, ladies and girls, large size, adult and children coloring books and colored pencils.

For more information, call Martha at 330-653-6509.

Hudson Society of Artists meets April 3

The Hudson Society of Artists next meeting is April 3, at 7:30 p.m. Mitzi Lai, Chinese and watercolor artist, will give a demonstration. HSA meetings are held at the Barlow Center, 41 Oviatt St. in Hudson on the first and third Mondays of the month. Visitors are welcome.

Learn about senior scams April 3

"Consumer Protection Senior Scams" is the title of the next Woman's Club of Hudson program, presented by Danielle Murphy of the Ohio Attorney General's Office. It will take place at 1 p.m. on April 3 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 55 Atterbury Blvd., Hudson, and is followed by a formal tea. The public is invited.

This month's donation for the Hudson Community Service Food Pantry is Hamburger or Tuna Helper. Next month's meeting on May 2 is the annual spring luncheon, which will be at Lake Forest Country Club on Lake Forest Drive. The club's scholarship winners will be announced. For further information call Janet Goheen at 650-6422.

The sole purpose of the Woman's Club of Hudson is to provide scholarships for deserving Hudson High School seniors who wish to further their education. This event is not sponsored by, nor affiliated with, the Ohio Attorney General's Office. The Ohio Attorney General's Office does not endorse or recommend Woman's Club of Hudson or any products or services affiliated with the Woman's Club of Hudson.

Zoo offersopportunitiesfor teens

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.

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 www.akronzoo.org or call Shelley Orloski at 330-375-2550 ext. 7286.

Blossomvolunteers 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 blossomactioncouncil@gmail.com.

Breast CancerSupport 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 lovano@roadrunner.com.

Hudson SeniorCitizens group meets April 14

Hudson Senior Citizens will have their monthly catered luncheon and program on April 14 at noon at the Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt St.

Prepaid reservations of $10/person are required by April 7. Send to James Rothgery, 2666 Norton Rd, Stow 44224. For additional information call Jim at 330-310-2738.

Also upcoming is the monthly Breakfast Buddies which meets on the third Wednesday. This month it will be at Bob Evans in Streetsboro on April 19 at 10 a.m. The group's monthly Out to Lunch Bunch meets April 27 (fourth Thursday) at Mandarin Seafood Buffet in Twinsburg at noon.

Contact Jim Rothgery at 330-310-2738 if you would like to join. The group needs a final count two days before the get together.

Swim passesgo on sale April 1

Season passes go on sale April 1 for lake swimming in two Metro Parks.

Passes offer access to the beach areas in Munroe Falls Metro Park in Munroe Falls and Silver Creek Metro Park in Norton, May 27 through Aug. 13. Both areas are open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends and holidays, during swim season.

Pre-season passes for Summit County residents are $25 for adults and teens, $10 for ages 2 to 12 and seniors 65 and older. The out-of-county rate is $30 for adults and teens, $15 for ages 2 to 12 and seniors 65 and older. After May 26, season pass rates increase by $5. A person's age at the time of purchase determines the rate. Kids under 2 are always admitted free.

Season passes may be purchased at the following locations:

Online at summitmetroparks.org beginning April 1.

The administrative offices (975 Treaty Line Rd., Akron), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 3 through August 13; cash, check, or credit card.

Munroe Falls Metro Park / Lake Area (521 S. River Rd., Munroe Falls) and Silver Creek Metro Park / Bathhouse (5000 Hametown Rd., Norton), Saturdays and Sundays, May 6 through May 21, noon to 3 p.m., and each day throughout the season; cash or check only.

Daily admission is $4 for all adults and teens, $3 for ages 2 to 12.

For more information, call 330-867-5511.