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Community Events (July 31, 2016)

Published: August 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Historical Society seeking craft vendors

Stow Historical Society is seeking craft vendors for the annual Harvest Festival, taking place Oct. 1 and 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family festival features entertainment, concession stand, old-fashioned apple butter, and interactive children's activities. Three historic houses and a schoolhouse will be open to visitors. Crafters are situated in the Heritage Barn, or in your own tent outside. For fees and application visit the website at http://www.stowhistory.org/harvest-festival. Handcrafters only -- no commercial vendors. There are still some spaces left in the Heritage Barn and lots of space available in your own tent outside. If interested, email shsfestival@gmail.com.

Mayor Armstrong to speak at Kiwanis Club meeting

The Stow-Munroe Falls Kiwanis Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month for a luncheon meeting.

All Kiwanis meetings begin at noon and usually end by 1:05 p.m.

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The luncheon meetings usually take place at Silver Lake Country Club on Graham Road, and anyone who is interested in the meeting topic or Kiwanis itself is encouraged to attend.

The next luncheon meeting will be Aug. 10. The speaker will be Munroe Falls Mayor James Armstrong.

Armstrong, an attorney, was elected in November 2015 and took office in January of this year.

For information, lunch costs or reservations, contact Faith Cook at 330-6887179 or Cindy Lewis at 330-686-0232.

Munroe Falls Garden Club to meet

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Munroe Falls Garden Club meets on the fourth Monday of April through November at noon at the Lehner Community Center, 35 South River Road, Munroe Falls.

New members are graciously welcome. For information, contact Jeannie Denton at 330-688-2212 or jdentonpga@aol.com.

Free open house at Barlow Farm

Case Barlow Farm will have a free Open House on Aug. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1931 Barlow Road in Hudson.

Zane's Foundation Community Meeting on Aug. 9

Zane's Foundation will have a Community Meeting on Aug. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Church in Silver Lake, 2951 Kent Road, Silver Lake in the Fellowship Hall.

The topic and speaker will be "Journey to Adulthood: What Parents Need to Know" by Karen Prokop, Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities and Zane's Foundation board member.

Participants will learn information they can use to help their child with a disability to understand the physical, emotional, and social changes of puberty and adolescence. There will be a discussion of how some disabilities impact puberty, adolescent development and social skills. Participants will learn one or more strategies they can use at home to explain puberty or teach a new personal care or social skill to their son or daughter. Do not miss this up-to-date workshop.

Any questions about this workshop, contact the Foundation at 330-677-9263 or by email info@zanesfoundation.org. No child care is provided.

Lupus support group meets

monthly

The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter hosts a monthly lupus support group the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stow-Munroe Falls Library, 3512 Darrow Road, in Stow. The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter also hosts a monthly call-in support group. Call 1-888-NO-LUPUS or visit LupusGreaterOhio.org to register and receive the call-in information.

The support group is an open, small-group environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families. It is a place where people with lupus can share their experiences and ask questions. Most discussions focus on the "how-to's" of living with a chronic illness. It is a safe place for people to learn, share and help. Light refreshments will be provided.

Individual differences and confidentiality are respected.

For more information, contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit www.lupusgreaterohio.org.

Junior Moms meets third Wednesday

Junior Moms of Stow and Adjacent Communities is a non-profit member-led social, service, and support group for mothers with at least one child from birth through kindergarten. The club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at On Tap Bar & Grille 4396 Kent Road, Stow at at 7 p.m. Babysitting is subject to availability. Visit juniormomsofstow.weebly.com or check out the group's Facebook page for more information.

Sewing guild group to meet in Stow

The Akron/Canton Chapter of the American Sewing Guild has a Special Interest Group (SIG) for garment sewing called Garment Gals. Activities will include taking measurements, fitting patterns and muslins.

The group meets the third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information and location of meetings, contact Margaret Crawford at 330-809-6354 or mcrawford3439@sssnet.com.

MOMS Club meets monthly

The Stow Chapter of MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) is a friendship and support group for the at-home mother of today. The group has a monthly activity calendar as well as a monthly newsletter and weekly updates. There are a wide variety of activities for kids of all ages including playgroups, field trips, charity work, kids crafts, potlucks and moms night out, and more. The group has its monthly business meeting at 9:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Lifecenter Plus, 5133 Darrow Road, Hudson. Interested members are welcome to join the business meeting, contact the membership chair at stowmomsclub@yahoo.com or visit the website at www.stowmoms.com.

Stow-Munroe Falls Lions Club meets

The Stow-Munroe Falls Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at On Tap, 4396 Kent Road in Stow, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with dinner followed by a meeting. Contact Lion Maryann Aguilar at 330-688-3479 or maryann.aguilar14@gmail.com for details, or visit smflions.com online.

Blanketeers seek

donations of yarn

The Stow Blanketeers meet the second and fourth Wednesday of every month except July. The Stow Blanketeers knit and crochet blankets which are donated to local shelters.

This dedicated and industrious group of ladies who makeup the group are in need of community support. They would welcome donated yarns and/or cash contributions to purchase material.

For more information, contact Stow residents Margrit at 330-677-5511 or Dottie at 330-688-8866.

Investment Club meets

The Wampum Investment Club meets the third Wednesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Stow City Hall.

The club is one of 8,600 that belong to Better Investment (BI), a national organization. BI has 90,000 members. Of these, 67,000 belong to a local club. BI has 82 regional chapters.

The local club is a small group of individual investors who come together to learn, share investing experiences and help each other to become more successful investors.

A small monthly investment from each member is combined to buy, build and manage a portfolio of stocks.

For information about the club, call Ed at 330-688-4132 or Pete at 330-204-7521.

Nicotine

Anonymous meets in Stow

Every Tuesday evening at the Methodist Church of Stow, 4880 Fishcreek Road, a group of individuals who want to quit smoking and live nicotine-free lives come together from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.There are no dues or fees for NicA membership the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using nicotine.

NicA members meet in 38 countries, as well as by phone and via Internet meetings. Call 330-673-6784 for more information.

Support group for family, friends of those with drug

addictions

Nar-Anon is a 12-step support group for families and friends of those with drug addictions. There are no dues or fees to join. Just come to a meeting.

Attendees will hear others, who are going through similar problems, talk about how they cope and find recovery.

Meetings in Summit County take place every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 85 Heritage Drive, in Tallmadge.

To find meetings in other areas, go to the group's website: www.nar-anon.org.

Toastmasters meets every Wednesday

Toastmasters International meets in the Community Room at the Acme on Kent Road (Route 59) in Stow, every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Email stowtoastmasters@gmail.com or visit www.toastmasters.org/for information.


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