Arby's fundraiser for Bulldog Bags

Bulldog Bags, a weekend food program for eligible children in the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District, will hold a fundraiser on May 15 from 5-8 p.m. at Arby's on Norton Road. Bring your family and help support Bulldog Bags and the children in the community. Arby's will donate 20 percent of the revenue during that time period to Bulldog Bags. Questions, email:

Plan ahead for Mother's Day

Mother's Day will soon be here - May 14. The Stow-Munroe Falls Lions Club will help you with the perfect gift for mother, grandmother, wife, or mother-to-be.

Hanging Baskets and Potted Plants will be available at the Lions' Flower Sale Fundraiser on May 13 at Eddie's Bike Plaza, 3707 Darrow Road in Stow from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the sale help fund many community activities such as Holiday Food Baskets, PreSchool Eye Screenings and Realeyes, scholarships for graduating seniors at Stow Munroe Falls High School, Safety Town, Safety Buckets, and the purchase of 27 Pilot Dogs.

If interested in serving your community and helping those in need right here in Stow, consider coming to a Lions meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at "On Tap" on Kent Road in Stow. Visitors will be treated to a complimentary dinner and introduced to neighbors and friends that are a part of this active group of men and women. For more information, call Membership Chairman, Lion Maryann Aguilar, 330-688-3479 or email:

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

Kiwanis to meet May 24

The Stow-Munroe Falls Kiwanis Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month for a luncheon meeting.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

All Kiwanis meetings begin at noon and usually end by 1:15 p.m. The cost is $15. The next meeting will be May 24.

Anyone who is interested in the meeting topic or Kiwanis itself is encouraged to attend.

For information, lunch costs or reservations, contact Faith Cook at 330-6887179.

Bible journaling class offered

A free Bible journaling class will be offered at Stow-Munroe Falls public library through May 20 every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Come for fun and creativity while spending time in God's word. RSVP to Ann Murray at 330-686-1396.

NAMI to have Family toFamily Training

NAMI Summit County is currently registering for its free Family to Family training which begins June 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

This course is designed for family members and close friends of those who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness.

It is a 12 session program which meets once a week for 2-2.5 hours. The course covers diagnoses and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, how the brain is affected, medications, coping and communication skills, and a lot more designed to assist families in helping their loved ones on their recovery journey.

The course is conducted by trained family members and is offered free of charge with all materials provided.

The next session will be at Community Support Services 150 Cross St., Akron.

To register, contact NAMI Summit County at or 330-252-1188.

Swim passes now on sale

Season passes are on sale 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

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

Munroe Falls Metro Park / Lake Area (521 S. River Road, Munroe Falls) and Silver Creek Metro Park / Bathhouse (5000 Hametown Road, 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.

Society seeking vendors for Harvest Festival

Stow Historical Society is now accepting vendor applications for the annual Harvest Festival which will take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. If interested in participating, visit for information and an application.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

The Alzheimer's Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer's caregiver support groups available free of charge, open to all caregivers, family members, and friends with a loved with affected by the disease or a related dementia.

First Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls.

Last Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 85 Heritage Dr., Tallmadge.

Groups meet monthly. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association HelpLine at 1-800-272-3900.

Food issues program

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating, or bulimia.


Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Western Reserve Hospital, 1900 23rd St., Cuyahoga Falls.

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

Sundays from 4 to 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