The Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation "Rose Project" will be distributing free Homecoming and special occasion dresses and accessories on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dresses and accessories will also be given from 5 until 7 p.m. on Sept 28, Oct. 5 and 12, Nov. 2 and 16 and Dec. 14. Distribution will take place at Reidinger Middle School located at 77 W. Thornton St., Akron. Donations of new and gently worn dresses will also be accepted at these times.
The Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit organization that diligently works to demonstrate the values Andrea held close to her heart. These include compassionately assisting the underprivileged and elderly, actively addressing environmental issues and promoting community service and education.
Stow Woman's Club to meet Oct. 6
The Stow Woman's Club will meet Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church on the northeast corner of Routes 59 and 91 in Stow.
The program will be Cal King with a "fun" and uplifting program. A business meeting will follow, with desserts being served.
The Stow Woman's Club is beginning a new year of fun together, eating desserts, having a banquet in the spring and most of all, working hard to support eight non-profits: Good Neighbors, Friends of Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, Stow Historical Society, Open M, Stow Blanketeers, Haven of Rest plus donated items to Freedom House in Kent and to the Battered Women's Shelter in Akron.
For more information, call 330-688-3121.
Falls Cancer Club hosts Night At The Races
Falls Cancer Club will host Night At The Races Oct. 22 at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Fifth Street in Cuyahoga Falls. The theme this year is Halloween. Cemetery gates open at 6 p.m. There will be prizes for Best Costume, (costumes not required). Dinner includes baked penne-baked alfredo with meatballs, sausage with peppers/onions, salad, breadsticks and dessert. Coffee and water will be provided. Bring your own beverage and mix. This is a closed event so all money, name of horses and number attending must be sent no later than Oct. 8. There will be a Chinese Auction, Halloween Pinwheels and much more. All money raised will help the Falls Cancer Club to continue assisting patients who battle cancer every day. Checks should be mailed to Falls Cancer Club, P O Box 3244, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223 or for more information contact Pat @ 330-807-7410 or Barbara at 330-920-1426 or Sue at 330-928-7195.
Square dance club offers free lesson
Western Whirlers Square Dance Club is offering one free beginning square dance lesson on Sept. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ritchie Center, 109 West Ave. in Tallmadge. Additional classes will continue on Thursday evenings.
Gene Hammond will instruct. All those age 12 and older can participate.
For more information, call PJ or Bonnie Houck at 330-688-5075.
Those who cannot attend on Thursdays should still call, as other clubs in the Akron Federation are starting classes also.
Women's Board of Catholic Charities to meet
The Women's Board of Catholic Charities will meet on Oct. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 300 E Tallmadge Ave, Akron. The guest speaker will be Joe D'Angelo from the Summit County Prosecutor's Office. His presentation will be on the legal aspects of drug addiction. For more information, call Connie at 330-899-8381.
annual photography contest
Get your best digital photos ready for the annual Cuyahoga Valley National Park Photography Contest. Sponsored by the Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society, the contest will be accepting digital entries from Oct. 3 to Nov. 3.
Awards will be presented on Nov. 17 at Happy Days Lodge. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the awards program will begin at 7 p.m.
Campus Camera gift cards will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners, in each of four categories. A special award will be presented to the Tim Thomas Best in Show entrant. Categories include: Landscape; Animals and Insects; Plants and Flowers; and Black and White or Monochrome.
The photo contest is free for members of the Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society. There is a small fee per photo for non-member submissions.
For contest rules and entry details, please click on the Annual Contest tab at www.cvps.org or visit on Facebook.
Sewing guild plans meetings
The Akron Canton American Sewing Guild has meetings planned for September and October.
In Tallmadge, the group will meet the first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Tallmadge Lutheran Church, 759 East Ave. in Tallmadge. On Oct. 6, the focus will be tiny caddy/origami bowl.
The Gals and Dolls special interest group meets the second Monday at 1 p.m. On Oct. 10, the group will have lunch and a field trip to Quilter's Fancy in Cortland with the project featuring ribbon rosettes and flowers. For more information, contact Pam Klicman at 330-633-7288 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Ellet, meetings take place the fourth Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ellet Community Center, 2449 Wedgewood Drive, Akron. On Oct. 26, the topic will be machine pedal stay. For more information on the group, contact Audrey Boyd at 330-628-4847 or email@example.com.
The Garment Gals will meet Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Ellet Branch Library for muslin fittings. Contact Margaret Crawford at 330-809-6354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Munroe Falls 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details, or visit smflions.com online.
Recovery program for people with food issues
Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating, or bulimia.
Area meetings include:
Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Western Reserve Hospital, 1900 23rd St., Cuyahoga Falls (Enter through the Falls Family Practice entrance at the back of the hospital)
Saturdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Christ Community Chapel, 750 W Streetsboro Road (303), Hudson (Enter door#2 - In basement Room 16)
For more information or a list of additional meetings call 781-932-6300 or visit www.foodaddicts.org
Lupus support group meets
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.
Transition topic for Zane's Foundation meeting
Zane's Foundation Inc. will have its community meeting on Oct. 11 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 "Transitions 101" with Judy Marks, Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions, parent advocate.
Participants will gain knowledge that transition is an IEP (Individual Education Plan) is a results oriented process. Participants will also gain knowledge and understanding how a student's preferences, interests, needs and strengths (PINS) will and should drive their services. Lastly, participants will learn why transition planning early is important for successful post-secondary outcome successes; backwards planning.
Any questions, contact us the Zane's Foundation office at 330-677-9263 or email at email@example.com. No childcare is provided.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.toastmasters.org/for more information.
Support group for family, friends of those with drug
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.
TBI monthly support group
Traumatic Brain Injury survivors and their families are invited to attend a free support group from 6 to 8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. The group, led by a brain injury survivor, meets at Mentis Neuro Rehabilitation, 3625 Marsh Road in Stow.