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.

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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.

Peninsula Library author talk

The Peninsula Library, 6105 Riverview Road, will have local resident Dean Johnson at the library on April 27 at 7 p.m. to talk about his book, It's about Restoration: Stories of Heartbreak and tragedy restored by acts of love.

Johnson will discuss how he and others, for 32 years, went into areas damaged by natural disasters and rebuilt homes and lives. He will share true accounts of the interactions between the Friends Disaster Service and the disaster victims.

This program is free.

World War, Korean & Vietnam Wars Roundtable will meet April 27

The World War II, Korean & Vietnam Wars Roundtable meeting will take place April 27 at 6:45 p.m. in the Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center,

3486 S. Smith Road (off Market Street) Fairlawn (across from Fairlawn City Hall and Fire Station).

The group thanks Wes Gaab for his presentation at the March meeting that was attended by 59 members and nine guests.

The presenter on April 27 is Jay Musson a Marine Staff Sergeant who served in Vietnam, and earned the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medals, and Army Valor Commendation. He is also a member of the University of Akron American Legion.

To volunteer as a speaker or recommend a speaker, call Lew Snodgrass at 330-867-4800.

To purchase VHS and/or DVDs of speaker presentations call Dick Sutherland at 330-666-4237.

Cuyahoga Falls Republicans host meeting April 27

Cuyahoga Falls Republicans will host their monthly meeting April 27 at the Cuyahoga Falls Library, lower level. Meeting will start at 7 p.m. All residents are welcome to discuss the issues impacting the future of the community. For more information, contact

Used jewelry sale at First Church is May 6

There will be a used jewelry sale at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, on May 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. Come browse the huge selection of bracelets, necklaces, pins, earrings, etc. available at this annual sale. A $3 donation is requested at the door. Light refreshments will be available. All profits go to area and world missions.

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.