Sewing Guilds meet in Tallmadge, Cuyahoga Falls

On July 10 the American Sewing Guild special interest group Gals and Dolls will meet at a member's house at 1 p.m. in Cuyahoga Falls. Contact Pam for details at 330-633-7288 or Guests welcome.

On July 19 the American Sewing Guild Wadsworth group will meet at 6 p.m. at the Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High St., Wadsworth. This will be a salad supper and members will plan future meetings. Register by July 15 if you plan to attend. Contact Laurie Schmeltzer at 330-336-4067 or

On July 15 the American Sewing Guild special interest group Garment Gals and Guy will meet upstairs at the Stow Library at 10 a.m. at 3512 Darrow Rd. Stow. Members will work on muslin fittings and measurements. Contact Margaret Crawford at 330-809-6354 or Guests welcome.

Zane's Foundation Inc. will meet July 11

Zane's Foundation Inc. will meet July 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Church in Silver Lake, 2951 Kent Road, Silver Lake, Fellowship Hall.

Jennifer Shope, Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher & Chakra Therapy Practitioner, Owner, Zen Path Healing Arts, Cuyahoga Falls will give a presentation titled "Mindfulness and Meditation."

Topic: Are you stressed? Is your child more anxious? Do you dread summer because of the time that your child is away from his or her normal routine? Mindfulness and meditation not only can reduce stress and promote relaxation and peace; they can also lower blood pressure, boost your immune system, improve memory and concentration and improve your relationships. Regular meditation improves emotional health easing the symptoms of depression and anxiety. In this workshop with Jennifer, participants will be introduced to mindfulness and taken through some simple guided meditations. Handouts will be given for some simple meditation techniques. This workshop is for all ages. An RSVP is recommended, but not required.

Haven of Rest hosts banquet July 11

TOGETHER: Rebuilding Lives Through Christ" is the theme for Haven of Rest's Akron Regional Banquet, which will be held on July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Todaro's Party Center, 1820 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron. Learn through an inspiring program about how lives of men, women and children are being rebuilt through the amazing programs and services of Haven of Rest Ministries. There will be a man and a woman who will share their journey of recovery, and special music will be sung by Mike Radebaugh and Haven of Rest's Men's Residential Choir. It's a program that will touch the heart.

There is no charge for the tickets, but they are limited to people 18 years old and older. Reservations are a must. Call Lynne at 330-535-1563 or email for reservations or for more information.

Abraham Lincoln is coming to Peninsula

President Abraham Lincoln is coming to the Peninsula Library.

Lincoln Presenter, Gerald Payn, will be bringing the President back to life at the Peninsula Library on July 12. Sponsored by the Cuyahoga Valley Civil War Round Table, the 7:30 p.m. event is free and the public is welcome.

A retired science teacher and guidance counselor, Payn has been "presenting" Lincoln since 1999 and averages around 75 performances per year. He's no stranger to the Akron area and you'll often find him at Hale Farm's Civil Reenactment, River Day in Munroe Falls and Mansfield, Ohio's Civil War Artillery Show.

The late Jim Getty, a famous Gettysburg Lincoln reenactor, inspired Payn to do his own Lincoln. At six feet, four inches, Payn describes himself as a "full-height" presenter and is one of 125 members of the National Association of Lincoln Presenters.

"Union" blood flows through Payn. He's the great-grandson of Private William Wallace Baldwin who served in Company G, 157th New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. He's a member of Given Camp, No. 51, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

Payn also serves as the coordinator (program director) of the Wayne County Civil War Roundtable.

Depression/Bipolar Support Alliance meets at Falls Library

Depression and Bipolar Disorder can be isolating illnesses, but the DBSA Cuyahoga Falls Support Group can help you connect with others who have been there as well. Meeting are free, and take place every second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St. Call Debbie at 216-798-7100 or email: for more information.