Zane's Foundation to hear about function skills

Zane's Foundation will have its monthly meeting May 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Church in Silver Lake, Fellowship Hall, 2951 Kent Road, Silver Lake.

The topic will be "Executive Function: 101" by Speaker: Christine Chambers, MEd, OTR/L, Abilities First, LLC, Fairview Park.

Does your child procrastinate in starting a project, have trouble keeping on task, or have difficulty keeping their belongings, room or locker clear and organized? Does your child only remember one thing that you asked them to get when you told them 2 or more things? Does your child struggle to keep emotions in check or can he or she be flexible when changes occur? Chambers will help participants to gain an understanding of typical executive function skills at the preschool through teen levels. Parents will learn strategies to help their child gain better emotional control and flexibility. She will also discuss ways to help with task initiation, planning, organization and time management as well as strategies to increase working memory and sustained attention to tasks.

Child care is not available. For more information, contact the Foundation office at 330-677-9263 or visit the website at

Civil War Round Table convenes May 10

It took President Abraham Lincoln eleven days to travel from Springfield, Ill. to attend his 1861 inauguration in Washington, D.C. Even then, there were rumors of an assassination plot.

Local Lincoln scholar, Norm Schmidt, will speak on "Lincoln's Interesting Trip to Washington: 1861" at the Peninsula Library on May 10. Sponsored by the Cuyahoga Valley Civil War Round Table, the 7:30 p.m. lecture is free and the public is welcome.

Many will recognize Schmidt as the person who marches as Uncle Sam in Fairlawn's Fourth of July Parade. Civil War buffs throughout Northeast Ohio know him for his many Lincoln talks, including: "The Religion of Abraham Lincoln," "Lincoln's Assassination," and "Lincoln's Funeral Train." He has been giving talks on Lincoln for 30 years.

Schmidt's slide presentation covers President-Elect Abraham Lincoln's trip to Washington City in February 1861. It was an 11-day trip over many railroad lines which were all independently owned, had different gauges and did not connect physically with each other in the cities on his route.

Walking to the next depot or taking a buggy were the options, Baltimore was going to be a trouble spot for Lincoln. Some changes were made so he would not be injured or killed there.

He made numerous stops in Ohio including Hudson and Ravenna.

Schmidt just finished writing a historical novel, "They Took Our President" and is about to send it to friends with PhD's in history for them to critique and offer their suggestions.

Falls Daughters of American Revolution meets May 13

The Cuyahoga Falls Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will host its monthly meeting at the Cuyahoga Falls Library on May 13. Refreshments will be served at 10 a.m., and the meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Guest speaker Ron Dornetta will present his program "My Vietnam Experience."

Members will finalize their plans for participation in the Cuyahoga Falls Memorial Day Parade, which the Cuyahoga Falls DAR has been part of every year since the first parade.

Congratulations to the following people recognized by the Cuyahoga Falls Chapter DAR at their annual Community and Chapter Awards Presentations: Rebekah Prather, senior at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, Chapter DAR Good Citizen Award; Susan Weiss, President of the Ladies Cemetery Association (Oakwood Cemetery), Historic Preservation Award; Jeri Holland, author of five books on local history, Preserving Community History Award; Maria Morganti, senior at St. Vincent-St. Mary's High School, one of four Ohio Society DAR state Wings of Eagles Scholarship winners; and Chapter Honorees Sandy Christopher, Sue Crawford, Sandy Dixson, Nikki Smith and Norma Wagner who received 5-year DAR membership certificates.

Members and guests are encouraged to bring books to sell at the meeting for the chapter fundraiser, Betty Crocker Box Tops and Campbell's Labels for Education to send to the DAR schools, food and non-food coupons for those in the military, stamps to send to wounded veterans, and toiletry items for the grooming bags for Marine JROTC cadets at East High School. Books, magazines, puzzles, inspirational and motivational materials, socks, candy (non-chocolate) and gum are being collected for the servicemen and women on board the aircraft carrier, USS George H. W. Bush, which has been adopted by the Ohio Society DAR. The aircraft carrier is currently deployed as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.

If you have an interest in knowing more about the DAR organization, the Cuyahoga Falls Chapter, activities at the local, state and national level, and membership eligibility check out the National Society DAR website at or the Ohio Society DAR website at and their extensive links. You may also call or email Kathleen Wagner at 330-929-5617 or

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.

Mother's Day celebration at Tallmadge church May 13

A Mother's Day celebration sponsored by LuLaroe Front Row Fashion May 13 from 5-8 p.m. at Southeast Church of the Nazarene, 771 Dunbar road, Tallmadge.

The youth group will be having a spaghetti dinner and there will be several vendors including LuLaRoe, Tupperware, Scentsy, Posh, 31 and more.

For more information, email Kristen at

Society of Plastics Engineers will meet May 15

Society of Plastics Engineers will have its Awards Night on May 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Firestone Country Club, 452 East Warner Road, Akron.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Sadhan C. Jana, Department of Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron. He will be speaking on "Changing Landscape in Polymer Research: Challenges and Opportunities."

Member and/or guest is $30; Retiree is $25; and Student is $10Social / Networking / Bar is at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m.The program will follow the dinner.Reservations must be in by noon on May 12 and can be made toGary Taylor at 330-419-4380 or akronspe1@gmail.comBe sure to include the company affiliation of each attendeeincluding dietary restrictions.

Village Garden Club gathers May 15

Silver Lake Garden Club will meet May 15 at 12:30 p.m. in Village Hall, Kent Road

Section I will host and serve desert. The program is "Conversations from the Stillroom."

Following the business meeting Ms. Beth Schreibman-Gehring from the Western Reserve Herb Society will join the club with an informative

and fragrant program on using backyard herbs to create spa products such as bath soap, scrubs, lotions and more.

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

Sewing groups meet in Wadsworth, Akron

On May 17 the Wadsworth American Sewing Guild will meet at the Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High St. Wadsworth at 7 p.m. Angie will teach how to make a fast fold wallet. Contact Laurie Schmeltzer at 330-336-4067 or email Guests are welcome.

On May 20 American Sewing Guild special interest group Garment Gals and Guy will meet at the Ellet Library, 2470 E. Market St., Akron at 10 a.m. The focus will be muslin fitting and members will show what they have made for summer. Contact Margaret Crawford at 330-809-6354 or Guests are welcome.

Ward 4 Historic Walking Tour is May 6

Councilwoman Mary Nichols-Rhodes is taking her Ward 4 meeting on the road. Ward 4 residents are invited to take a historic walking tour with a look toward the future of the heart of Cuyahoga Falls. Participants will learn about the ward's rich history of people and places during the one-hour walk. Good walking shoes and an umbrella (if needed) are suggested. In case of heavy rain or thunder, the event will be rescheduled. The tour will begin at 11 a.m. on May 6 in the Cuyahoga Falls Library parking lot near Second Street. For more information, contact