The 2016-17 school year is coming to an end. Last day for Stow-Munroe Falls students is May 25. With summer vacation starting and nice weather finally here, youngsters will be out and about more - stay alert and stay safe.


April showers bring more than flowers. Join a naturalist on a hike to look for seasonal wildflowers, ferns and fungi on May 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at Munroe Falls Metro Park / Lake Area, 521 S. River Road, Munroe Falls. Meet at the Indian Spring Trailhead. For information, call 330-865-8065.

3 women2women breakfast series:

Join the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce's Women2Women for breakfast on May 25 at the Courtyard by Marriott Stow, 4047 Bridgewater Parkway, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Diane Wykle will be the speaker and her topic is "Self Confidence." The cost for members is $12, and $15 non-members. RSVP online at SMFCC.COM/Events, or email smfcc@smfcc.com.


A local audiologist will speak on Hearing Loss and The Senior Brain May 25 at Stow-Glen Retirement Village, Cedar Hall Community Room. Dr. Christopher Whitten, Au.D., CC-A and owner of Ascent Audiology, will speak at the Free Lunch & Learn for Seniors, with seating from 11:30 to noon and, lunch and speaker at noon.

At this free luncheon, seniors will learn how hearing loss affects a person's personality, cognition and hearing acuity. Hearing loss can cause daily frustration, irritability and stress in a person's life. When senses are altered, the brain reorganizes and adjusts. Losing the ability to hear can accelerate gray matter atrophy in auditory areas of the brain.

RSVP to Bob Pontius at 330-612-6940 or bpontius@stowglen.com.