James Marron's History of the Guitar
James Marron will perform a recital of solo guitar music that will take the audience on a musical journey through time for the Going Strong meeting on Feb. 9. The meeting will be in Wesley Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Cuyahoga Falls,(245 Portage Trail, starting at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available after the program.
Classical guitarist and composer James Marron has established himself through dynamic performances of the latest in contemporary music, his original compositions, as well as insightful interpretations of the classics. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in NYC, Marron has performed in Italy, France, Germany, Ireland, Canada and throughout the United States. Marron is on the faculty at The University of Akron and The College of Wooster.
Going Strong is open to all seniors and active retirees in the surrounding communities. Everyone is welcome. It is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls. For more information call 330-923-5241 or 330-310-1030.
Carol Burnett topic for Woman's Club
The members of the Stow Woman's Club will be entertained by Carolyn Rae who will present "Laugh through the Years -- The Story of Carol Burnett" on Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. in the lower level of the First Christian Church on Darrow Road in Stow.
Hostesses are Alice Pamer, Lois Schlademan, Lyn Kirschman, Ruth Hrib and Cynthia Schrier. Greeters are Susan Hill and Jean Beatty. A raffle of baskets will take place.
All ladies are welcome to attend. Call 330-688-3121 for information.
Zane's Foundation's community meeting Feb. 14
Zane's Foundation Inc. will have its Community Meeting on Feb. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Church in Silver Lake, 2951 Kent Road, Silver Lake.
The topic will be "Just What is This Thing Called a Sibshop?" by Judy Martin & the Green Sibshop Team.
Come for some fun and learn about the Sibshop Program. The Sibshop Program is a unique opportunity for support, learning, and fun for siblings of kids with special needs. There will be a "mini-Sibshop." Information will be available on what is being done monthly in Green and encourage parents to check it out for a third- to sixth-grade typically developing child. Kids that are willing to have some Sibshop fun are needed. RSVP by Feb.12 to the Foundation Office either by phone or email or if you have any questions.
No child care is available.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group meetings set
The Alzheimer's Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer's caregiver support groups available free of charge, open to all caregivers, family members, and friends with a loved with affected by the disease or a related dementia.
First Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls.
Last Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 85 Heritage Dr., Tallmadge.
Groups meet monthly. For more information or to confirm, contact the Alzheimer's Association HelpLine at 1-800-272-3900.
Local author to speak at Kiwanis on Feb. 8
The Stow-Munroe Falls Kiwanis Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month for a luncheon meeting.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
All Kiwanis meetings begin at noon and usually end by 1:15 p.m. The cost is $15.
The Feb. 8 meeting will feature local author Ann Otto.
Anyone who is interested in the meeting topic or Kiwanis itself is encouraged to attend.
For information, lunch costs or reservations, contact Faith Cook at 330-6887179 or Cindy Lewis at 330-686-0232.
Register for Mother's Day 5K
The 6th annual Mother's Day 5K is May 14 at 8 a.m., at Munroe Falls Metro Park (521 S. River Road, Munroe Falls), where participants can run, jog or walk to celebrate Mom.
Take advantage of discounted pricing by registering early.
For ages 15 and older, registration is $25/person through Jan. 31.
For ages 15 and older, registration is $35/person Feb. 1 through March 31.
For ages 15 and older, registration is $45/person April 1 through April 30.
Runners 14 and younger are free, but they must be registered in advance.
Registration is not required for children in strollers.
Proceeds benefit the park district's outreach and community programs.
The asphalt course, which travels twice around the park's scenic lake, is not ADA compliant, but wheelchair athletes and jogging strollers are welcome. Timing is provided by North Coast MultiSports.
Visit summitmetroparks.org for more information and to register online.
Support for the Mother's Day 5K is provided by Acme Fresh Market and Akron Life Magazine.
Blanketeers seek donations of yarn
The Stow Blanketeers meet the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. 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.
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.
There are three area meetings:
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)
Sundays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Montrose Zion United Methodist Church, 565 N Cleveland-Massillon Road, Akron (Lower level, Room 5)
For more information or a list of additional meetings call 781-932-6300 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.stowmoms.com.
Investment Club meets at City Hall
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 additional 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 email@example.com or visit www.toastmasters.org/for more information.
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.