1. 20th year anniversary celebration:

To help celebrate the 20th year of Hope and Healing for Hurting Hearts, the public is invited to an Open House at The GriefCare Place on July 15. Staff members, volunteers, Board members, and past and/or present grievers will be available from noon to 4 p.m. There will be displays of photos and memorabilia from The GriefCare Place's past 20 years. The beautifully cared-for Memorial Garden provides time and space for a quiet visit, helping the many hurting hearts who have found comfort and solace there, as well as within the walls of The GriefCare Place. The GriefCare Place is located at 4499 Darrow Road in Stow.

2. special readers at library:

Come meet local celebrities and heroes in person on Thursday, July 13 at 1 p.m. at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road in Stow. Children of all ages and their caregivers can meet the mayor, a firefighter, a police officer and numerous community helpers from our area. There will be stories and songs about community helpers, and then kids will get to meet and take pictures with the guests. No registration required.


Want to see one of this summer's shows at Porthouse Theatre? Avoid the traffic and parking and go on the Stow Parks & Rec bus. Pre-Register at Stow Parks & Recreation office, 3760 Darrow Road or call 330-689-5100. Trips are open to all. Pre- registration & fee payment is required on all trips. Call for fees. Porthouse Summer Theatre - From 1 to 4:30 p.m.: "Ain't Misbehavin' " on July 16; and "Newsies" on Aug. 13.


Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test on Tuesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road in Stow. Will you and your team find all the clues and escape the room before time runs out? For teens who have completed grades 6 through 12. To register, call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org.


Falls Downtown Fridays Taste of the Falls will take place on July 14, from 5-11 p.m., at Falls River Square in Cuyahoga Falls. Farmers' Market on the Falls will be relocated on this evening only. Taste of the Falls is a celebration of local food, retail and music and will feature performances by Jay R. and The Fourons. There are 18 restaurants, seven service providers and six retailers participating in the event. Parking and admission is free.