by Sean Gerski


Stow -- Stow Pride activities will kick into high gear during the second week of the annual event.

Activities will be available every day from June 28 to July 1 for residents. The festival, which began June 23, includes food, fitness and plenty of fun at the library.

Pride in Your

Library Day

The Community Jazz Band will play on the lawn of the Stow-Munroe Falls Library, 3512 Darrow Road, June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The library also will present a History of Stow PowerPoint presentation from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Local History Room. The presentation, which covers the first 200 years of Stow's history, is presented in three parts.

During Pride in Your Library Day, the Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library will host its Friends Mini Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In addition, library patrons who check out library materials have a chance to win a prize, such as a backpack, a mug or an umbrella.

Pride Golf Outing

The Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce will host its annual golf outing at Fox Den Golf Course, 2770 Call Road , June 29 at 12:30 p.m.

The cost is $80 for 18 holes, a cart, lunch, beverages on the course and a steak dinner. The cost for dinner only is $25, and dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m.

According to Debbie Ruttenberg, chairperson of the Chamber's golf committee, the event will feature skills competitions, and prizes will be offered for winners of the hole-in-one contest, the longest drive and the longest putt. Each team will have four people, and the outing will be a scramble.

For additional information, call the Chamber office at 330-688-1579 or Ruttenberg at 330-688-0655.

Pride in Fitness Day

LifeCenter Plus in Hudson will host Pride in Fitness Day June 29 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Stow residents will have free access that day to the 103,000 square-foot facility, which includes: basketball, volleyball and racquetball courts; a rock-climbing wall; a fitness center; a one-ninth of a mile indoor track; two indoor pools; and three outdoor pools.

Guests will be able to enjoy a variety of classes and activities, including outdoor heated pools, which have two new water features, a gated children's pool, a 25-meter lap pool, a waterfall and a slide.

Inside the facility, there are two pools: a 25-meter lap pool and a heated therapy pool.

LifeCenter Plus Health and Fitness Center, 5133 Darrow Road, can be reached at 330-655-2377, ext. 120.

Bow Wow Beach

Grand Opening

Although Bow Wow Beach opened last month, city officials will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony June 30 at 11 a.m.

The 7.5-acre fenced-in dog park at Silver Springs Park, 5070 Stow Road, features a sandy beach that leads to a 3-acre lake. The park also has a pen entrance, with separate areas for small (35 pounds and under) and large dogs, six waste deposit stations, clean drinking water and a dog washing station.

During the event, officials will hand out free treats and toys for dogs. The grand opening also will feature a dog agility show, performed by Medina Swarm.

According to Stow Parks and Recreation Director Nick Wren, all dogs must be licensed and have the proper immunizations, and any dog that shows aggression must be removed from the area immediately. Owners are liable for their dogs, and owners must have the dog's leash with them at all times. The park is open dawn to dusk.

For more information about Bow Wow Beach, call 330-689-5100.

Pride Orchestra Concert

The first musical event of Stow Pride will take place June 30, when the Stow Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to play patriotic songs at Stow-Munroe Falls High School at 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children under 12 will be admitted for free.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 330-678-0029. Call 330-678-0029 for more information.

Pride Festival

Band Concert

The annual Pride Festival Band Concert will take place July 1 at the City Center Complex from 6 to 9 p.m. This year, Time Warp has been tapped to perform.

Concert-goers can expect an evening of classic rock and oldies under the big tent.

Everyone is asked bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to the front lawn of City Hall to enjoy the entertainment. Refreshments will be sold and admission to the concert is free.


Phone: 330-686-3918