Valentine's Day Dance set for Feb. 10

The Stow High School Alumni Association will sponsor a Valentine's Day Dance Feb. 10 from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The dance will take place at the Silver Springs Lodge, located on Stow Road in Stow. There will be dancing, fun, raffles and more. The Santi Marino Isenbarger Trio will perform.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Tickets are $10 for SHSAA members and $15 for non-members. The ticket price includes food, beer, wine, soda and entertainment.

For advance tickets, call Bob Cooper at 330-882-3700 or Tony Cocozzo at 330-338-3676.

Memorial post hosts

fish fry, breakfast

Acker-Moore Memorial Post, located at 3733 Fishcreek Road, hosts a Fish Fry every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

There also is an "All-U-Can-Eat Breakfast" at Acker-Moore Memorial Post from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sundays.

Both events are open to the public. For more information, call 330-673-1608.

Church Women United to meet Feb. 2

Church Women United of the Tallmadge, Stow, Munroe Falls and Cuyahoga Falls area will resume its monthly meetings at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 2121 Sixth Street in Cuyahoga Falls, beginning Feb. 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The speaker at that meeting will be Mary Barnhart, Area B chairman. Her topic will be "CWU Programming."

All area women are welcome to attend.

Family Craft

and 'Sweet Treats'

Embellish Me Scrapbooking Store, located at Stow-Hudson Plaza at Route 91 and Norton Road, is hosting a Family Fun activity for all ages. Community members can use their creativity to craft personally unique cards and give a heartfelt "thank you" to special people in their lives.

Crafting takes place all day from Feb. 3 to 14 with "Sweet Treats" provided Feb. 3 and 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

A card, envelope and fun costs $1 for adults or $.50 for children.

Visit for store hours and directions.

Divorce Recovery Group getting together

A Divorce Recovery Group sponsored by the New Hope Center for Support Recovery has begun.

"When the Vow Breaks" is a six-week course that will cover "The Stages of Divorce," "Understanding Separation Grief" and "Healing Through a Lost Relationship."

The registration fee is $25 and each class is $15 per session.

These group classes are for individuals facing a divorce crisis, those already legally divorced or family members and friends supporting someone in a relationship crisis.

All classes will run from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at the Church of New Hope, located at 4415 Darrow Road in Stow.

To register, call David Klein at 330-697-5250.

Codependents Anonymous

Codependents Anonymous meets Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Unity Chapel of Light, located at 503 Northwest Ave. in Tallmadge.

The group is a nonprofit, public service organization open to everyone. The group offers recovery from codependent behaviors by working the 12 steps and discussion of codependency-related topics.

For more information or a complete meeting list, call Pat at 330-535-4583 or visit the Web site at

Widowed Persons meet

Widowed Persons' Service offers comfort and support to the grieving individual.

There is no fee.

Widows and widowers are invited to join the group.

Support group sessions take place on the first and third Monday of each month, unless it is a holiday, in which case the session will be on Tuesday. WPS meets at Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St., Cuyahoga Falls, from 1 to 3 p.m.

WPS meets for breakfast Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. at the following locations: Jasper's Restaurant, 662 Canton Road in Akron; Town Crier, 2293 Wadsworth Road in Norton; and Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 3150 W. Market St. in Akron.

Call Irene at 330-864-6285 or Augusta at 330-666-3914 for more information.

WPS also meets for food and euchre Tuesdays from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at Arby's, 2685 State Road in Cuyahoga Falls, and Thursdays at 9 a.m. at Country Kitchen, 610 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave.

For additional information, call Genevieve at 330-928-8408.

Mobile Meals

seeking volunteers

Mobile Meals Inc. delivers a hot meal each weekday to individuals in nutritional need in Summit County.

But with more than 150 referrals each month, it is becoming a real challenge for the organization to get those meals delivered.

With new clients being added daily, the demand for volunteers is greater than ever.

In addition, the winter months create a challenge of their own, since many regular volunteers head south.

Mobile Meals offers flexible volunteer opportunities. Participants can deliver meals right in their own community at a schedule they set for themselves -- once a week, once a month or anything in between.

Meals are delivered between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those who work during the day can "Adopt-A-Route."

For example, an office can sign up to deliver a particular route once each week.

Employees then sign up in pairs or individually to take the route.

For more information on this and other Mobile Meals volunteer opportunities, call Janelle Arnold at 330-376-7717 or send an e-mail to

Nonprofit agency accepting vehicles

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portage County are accepting vehicle donations to raise money for the organization.

Donors need the title to the vehicle, and will receive a tax deduction receipt.

Profits from the fundraiser are used to recruit and match adult volunteer mentors with local youth in a one-to-one mentoring program.

Money is raised by repairing and re-selling the vehicles, or by selling parts.

Volunteers will pick up vehicles in both Munroe Falls and Stow, as well as other local cities.

For more information about the donations, call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 330-296-6655.

Choral union

seeks members

The Chagrin Valley Choral Union invites members new and old to join them and music director Edward A. Shure for the group's spring concert.

Works will include "The Crucifixion," by John Stainer, and "O How Amiable," by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

The concert will take place April 29. Rehearsals are Sundays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, located at 7196 SOM Center Road in Solon.

Auditions are not required.

For more information, call Carol Holub at 440-248-1244.