Clifford's Mini Auto Museum announces

summer hours

Clifford's Mini Auto Museum on the corner of Front Street and Broad Boulevard will be open to the public this summer every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. from now through Sept. 24. On Festival Weekends the museum will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. (Irish Festival - June 11, Sommerfest-Oktoberfest July 8 and 9, Fiesta Italiana - July 22 and 23). It will also be open on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. to coincide with the Riverfront Car Cruise-In events, which have now begun. Those interested in visiting may also call to make an appointment to see the museum any other time or to schedule a group tour. Call Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home at 330-928-2147 and ask for Marty or Steve. Admission is always free.

Civil Ward Round Table meets June 14

In today's modern military, a general's staff is a specially trained and focused group. Not so in the Civil War.

Robert Sidwell, a Kent State doctoral candidate, will speak at the Peninsula Library on June 14 on General Robert E. Lee's staff during the Peninsula Campaign. Sponsored by the Cuyahoga Valley Civil War Round Table, the 7:30 p.m. talk is free and the public welcome.

Zane's Foundation will meet June 13

Zane's Foundation will have a community meeting on June 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Church in Silver Lake, 2951 Kent Road.

Charisse Montgomery, Certified Patient Advocate, VP of Patient & Family Advocacy Council, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, will discuss the topic Reducing Toxins in Your Environment & the Medical Home.

Toxic chemicals can be found everywhere; from the air to the plastic in everyday items. The potential exposure to common toxic materials can be even higher in a home with medical supplies and equipment than in a typical home. This workshop will teach attendees how to take common sense steps to identify the most common sense toxic materials in their homes and work to reduce exposure to them and make a healthier home for the attendees' special needs loved ones.

No child care is available.

Falls Historical Society will meet June 14

The Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society will meet June 14 at 7 p.m. in the Sutliff Meeting Room in the Cuyahoga Falls Library.

Dr. Richard A. Hasler will discuss the topic "Baseball and the Civil War."

Dr. Hasler will discuss the origin of baseball as the country's favorite pastime. Baseball was played by many of the soldiers of the North and South during the Civil War. Union General Abner Doubleday has been historically credited with inventing the game of baseball in 1839 in Cooperstown, New York. Most baseball historians do not hold that view today. Kenesaw Mountain Landis was born in Millville, Ohio, in 1866, and became the first Commissioner of Baseball in 1920. He held the position until his death in 1944. His firm actions and iron rule over baseball restored public confidence in baseball following the "Chicago Black Sox Scandal" from the 1919 World Series. Dr. Hasler will also show a Currier & Ives poster showing Abraham Lincoln swinging a baseball bat and defeating his opponents in a political theme.

The program is free and open to the public.

Wellness event in Falls June 19

Danbury Senior Living, Cuyahoga Falls, 1695 Queensgate Circle, is hosting a Series of Wellness programs. This is a free community event. "Boost your wellness" will take place June 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event includes interactive programs, speaker series and lunch.

If interested in attending, RSVP by June 15. Call 330-928-6757 to save a spot.

Silver Lake Garden Club meets June 19

Silver Lake Garden Club will meet June 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Village Hall, Kent Road.

The program will be: Silver Lake, "The first 100 years."

Section II will host and serve a desert of ice cream sundaes with a choice of toppings.

Following the business meeting Bob Zimmerman of the Historical Society will present a retrospect of the village's history and display unique

Silver Lake artifacts in anticipation of the village's upcoming centennial.

All villagers, guest and interested persons in outlying communities are welcome to attend this and upcoming meetings on the third Monday's of

the month. The exceptions are July when the yearly festival will take place July 15 and August when no meeting is planned.

Hampton/Falls AARP #5038 will have monthly luncheons

The Hampton/Falls AARP # 5038 will be having their monthly luncheon at noon at the Quirk Cultural Center,1201 Grant Ave. Bingo will be played after lunch and short meeting. There will be no charge for Bingo with prizes awarded from donated gifts. Only charge would be for a lunch catered by Diane Kidd. You do not have to be a member but the group is looking for new members if you are a senior. The group meets usually the second Tuesday of each month at noon in the Quirk Senior Center. Lunch, meeting, entertainment or speaker and a split raffle drawing also.

If you would like to come and see what the group does, enjoy a lunch and would like more info or to reserve a spot call either Byrne or Kathy Moy at 330-928-8548 or June Truax at 330-928-8131. The group does have fundraisers to donate to local veterans' groups as well as other worthwhile organizations.