Society plans picnic
The Stow Historical Society will be having its annual membership picnic on Aug. 22 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Heritage Barn in Silver Springs Park at the Young Road entrance.
The picnic is open to the public to tour our houses and enjoy food and entertainment. At 6 p.m., the historical houses will be open for tours. The picnic will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage Barn. This is a covered dish dinner so you will need to bring place setting for dinner and a side dish or dessert to share.
During dinner there will be short updates on projects and on the upcoming October Harvest Festival. After the dinner will be Square Dance entertainment by the Ravenna Circulators Square Dance Club.
The general public and all members are welcome to attend and enjoy the program. If planning to attend, leave a message with name and number attending at 330-689-2852 or email at email@example.com . For additional information for this event or future events, visit the Stow Historical Society website at www.stowhistory.org.
Family to Family training on mental illness
NAMI Summit County is currently registering for its free Family to Family training which begins Sept. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This course is designed for family members and close friends of those who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness. It is a 12-week program which meets once a week for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. The course covers diagnoses and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, how the brain is affected, medications, coping and communication skills, and a lot more designed to assist families in helping their loved ones on their recovery journey. The course is conducted by trained family members and is offered free of charge with all materials provided. The next session will be at Harry Donovan Jr. Valor Home of Summit County, 1121 Exeter Road, Akron. To register, contact NAMI Summit County at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-252-1188.
Historical Society seeking craft
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 email@example.com.
Kiwanis Club to meet
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.
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.
Instead of a luncheon meeting, the club will be volunteering at the Akron-Canton Food Bank on Aug. 24.
Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools Superintendent Tom Bratten will be the guest speaker at the Sept. 14 luncheon.
For information, lunch costs or reservations, contact Faith Cook at 330-6887179 or Cindy Lewis at 330-686-0232.
Garden Club to meet
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.