Investors group convenes May 2

Tools & Techniques for Investors, a subgroup of the Cleveland AAII Chapter, will meet May 2 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. on the first Tuesday of each month. Parking is free.

The presentation is "Evernote: What's it Good For?" by Jim Grant, a private investor, author, retired manager of business financial operations for a local Fortune 500 Company, and AAII Contributor.

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

Chocolatier at Haven Aux. program

Haven of Rest's Women's Auxiliary program on May 2, beginning at 1 p.m., will feature Diana Kindler, owner of Delectable Delights. Kindler will share the history of chocolate and demonstrate chocolate making.

Diana creates her chocolates from the finest Ohio Amish-made ingredients and taken the ordinary chocolate experience to the extreme to satisfy the most intense chocolate cravings. The chocolates are wax free and chemical free. She makes over 2,000 different types of chocolates, including her infamous gourmet apples that weigh a 1 ° pounds. Her 1-pound turtles have been featured on Good Morning America. A door prize of chocolate will be held after the program.

To enjoy some bargain shopping, 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 St., 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.

Hill and Vale Garden Club will meet May 5

Members of Hill and Vale Garden Club invite women of the community to attend their meeting on May 5 at noon in the Towne Hall on West Bath Road. All ladies are welcome to come see the plants that will be on display along with some auction items. If you can attend, call June Truax at 330-928-8131 to make a reservation. Hostesses will be: Ruth Eckert, Delphia Lowe and Rachel Riehl. This is the 69th year of the garden club. No charge for first-time visitors.

Used jewelry sale at First Church 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.

Food addicts support group meets atFalls hospital

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating, or bulimia.

There are three area meetings:

-Thursdays from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Western Reserve Hospital, 1900 23rd St., Cuyahoga Falls (Enter through the Falls Family Practice entrance at the back of the hospital)

-Saturdays from 9:30 - 11 a.m. at the Christ Community Chapel, 750 W. Streetsboro Road (303) (Enter door #2 - In basement room 16)

-Sundays from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at Montrose Zion United Methodist Church, 565 N Cleveland-Massillon Road, Akron (Lower level, room 5)

For more information or a list of additional meetings call 781-932-6300 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.

Widowers, widows group 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.