Sewing groups meet in region throughout June

On June 21, the American Sewing Guild Wadsworth group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High St., Wadsworth. Members will be working on a service project. Contact Laurie Schmeltzer at 330-336-4067 or via email at Guests welcome.

On June 28, the American Sewing Guild Ellet group will meet at 10 a.m. at the Ellet Community Center, 2449 Wedgewood Drive. Members will bring items for lunch and work on planning. Contact Audrey Boyd at 330-628-4847 or on email at

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. ( 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.

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 will meet 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.

Kent Flea offered this season

New this year, The Kent Flea will be held at the beautiful, historic Mansion on the Hill in Kent (409 W Main St., Kent). Next dates are June 17 and July 1 from 9-4. This is a unique market which is made up of handpicked local and regional vendors, artisans and craftsman. Offering the best in hand made jewelry, baked goods, repurposed furniture and decor, handcrafted soaps and candles and vintage/antique collectibles, along with other unique finds. There is live music, a Food Truck, local Animal Rescues, Kettle Corn, Lemon Shake Ups, demos, giveaways and activities for the kiddos. There is free admission and plenty of parking. For more information on booth availability, visit

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 at Falls 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

Group for widows, widowers 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.