Akron shelter to host Easter meal

A traditional Easter dinner of ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, rolls and Easter cake will be served on Easter Sunday, April 16, at Haven of Rest Ministries to all who are in need and for those who do not wish to spend the holiday alone. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. and 6 p.m.

A "Hope Tote" of full-sized personal care items and an Easter basket will be given to every guest, with special ones that have been made for the children.

Haven of Rest is located at 175 E. Market St., Akron. For more information, contact Rose Rose at rrose@havenofrest.org or 330-535-1563.

Village Garden Club meets April 17

Silver Lake Garden Club will meet April 17 at 12:30 p.m. in Village Hall, Kent Road.

Section I will host and serve desert.

The program: "Our new Community Garden"

After the business meeting Mrs. Sandy Barstow, Master Gardener will explain the basics of Community Gardening.

This will be followed by the Programming Committee to provide specifics for the club's review and acceptance.

All villagers and interested persons from outlying communities are welcomed and invited to attend.

Presidential Park Gardeners will meet April 18

Presidential Park Gardeners will meet on April 18 at 12:30 p.m. at the home of hostess Jan Culligan; Betteanne Seabase will serve as her co-hostess. There will be a light lunch served. Members are to bring a garden bulb to exchange. Members are to meet at 12:15 at Dorothy Anello's to carpool to meeting.

Water Works Swim Team hosts 'Fill-the-Truck' fundraiser April 21-23

The Water Works Swim Team is partnering with Easter Seals to do a "Fill-the-Truck" fundraiser at the Natatorium on April 21-23. The team will collect old clothing, linens, and small household goods to donate to Easter Seals, and Easter Seals will pay Waterworks Swim Team per pound for the items collected. All donations are tax deductible.

The team is hosting registration on April 29 at the Natatorium from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. The team is open to swimmers ages 5-18 who can safely do at least one length of freestyle. Registration information is on the website at www.waterworkssc.com.

Astronomy program on April 22 in Akron

Astronomy Club of Akron (ACA) Observatory will host a free public Astronomy program April 22 at 8:30 p.m. The program will be entitled: Galaxy Night: Come out tonight to observe Bode's Galaxy, Cigar Galaxy, M106, M108, & M87 which hosts a 6 billion solar mass black hole. The ACA Observatory is located within Portage Lakes State Park, 5031 Manchester Road, Akron. For more information check the website http://www.acaoh.org/

Astronomy Club of Akron meets April 28

The Astronomy Club of Akron (ACA) will host the monthly meeting of the organization April 28 at 8 p.m. The speaker will be Dr. Daniel Rothstein, Department of Physics, Kent State University. His talk will be entitled: "The Four Red Shifts."

The meeting will take place at Portage Lakes Kiwanis Club Civic Center, 725 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron.

For information and directions go to:http://www.acaoh.org.

Northampton Historical Society will meet April 24

The Northampton Historical Society will meet on April 24 at the Woodridge Middle School (Library) 4451 Quick Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for business/social hour and program at 6:30 p.m. Program Topic: The story of David Zeisberger, a Moravian Missonary during the late 1770s as he traveled the Cuyahoga Valley will be presented by Dr. Richard Hasler from the Tuscurawas County Historical Society. Refreshments will be provided. Public is welcome to attend to learn more of the society's 50th anniversary.

Falls Cancer Club Inc. hosts Reverse Raffle May 13

The Falls Cancer Club Inc. will host its annual Reverse Raffle on May 13 at the Venue in Tallmadge. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $100/couple which includes a raffle ticket and a chance to win $1,250 and two dinners, and $60/single which includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win $1,250 and one dinner. All tickets include beer and wine. Mixed drinks are not included in the price. Dinner this year will include lemon chicken, roast beef au jus, pasta, whipped potatoes, asparagus, salad, rolls and butter, desert and appetizers at the beginning of the event. Silent Auction/Chinese Auction, 50/50 and other fun games. For tickets call Joanne Sam at 330-608-6507 or the Falls Cancer Club at 330-929-2796.

Akron Camera Club seeks members

All types of photography are welcome, including digital, prints and slides. The Akron Camera Club is also active in digital processing and manipulation such as using Lightroom, Photoshop, HDR, Nik Soft, Topaz and other software programs.

In addition to the regular meetings, the club has an awards banquet and its annual Members' Show. Visitors are always welcome but only members may participate in competitions. Membership is available to all levels of photographers. Annual dues are $35 per person or $50 per couple.

The Akron Camera Club traces its roots back to the late 1800s when photographers in the Akron area would meet to share photographs, equipment and information. With the onset of World War I, the group went on hiatus.

In 1937, the Akron Camera Club re-emerged and became incorporated and has had regular meetings since then. In the 1940s, the Akron Camera Club, along with other northeast Ohio camera clubs, broadcast programs on photography on local radio station WGAR.

In 1941 camera clubs in Ohio, including the Akron Camera Club, joined together to defeat Ohio House Bill 85. This bill would have required all photographers who sold or displayed their photos to be licensed.

One of the club's more famous members was Willard Seiberling, son of F. A. Seiberling- founder of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., and the uncle to John Seiberling, one of the creators of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In the late 1950s, Willard Seiberling would host photo outings at Stan Hywet Hall and Garden.

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.