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Published: June 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Garden Club at June 10 Park Fest

All are invited to visit the Munroe Falls Garden Club display at the Park Fest June 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., to learn about the club. The club will sell baked goods and plants to raise money to beautify Munroe Falls. Raffle tickets will be sold for three lottery baskets.

County executive to address Lions

On June 27, the Stow Munroe Falls Lions Club will welcome Ilene Shapiro, Summit County's first female county executive and the first woman in Ohio to assume this position. After serving on Summit County Council for 10 years and as Council president for 2 1/2 years, she was next in line to fill this top county position when then Executive Russ Pry died suddenly in July of 2016. Successfully winning the November election, Shapiro will give a county update covering her time in office.

All are invited to hear and meet Shapiro at 6:30 p.m. at On Tap on Kent Rd. in Stow. There will be a short business meeting, followed by dinner (complimentary of the Lions Club), after which Ms. Shapiro will give her presentation.

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For more info, contact Membership Chairman, Lion Maryann Aguilar, 330-688-3479 or email: maryann.aguilar14@gmail.com .

Vendors soughtfor Paw Fest

The 11th Annual Paw Fest ("A Dog's Day of Fun") is planned for Sept. 17 at Stow's Bow Wow Beach Dog Park, 5027 Stow Road. Along with the support of the city of Stow, the sponsoring Stow-Munroe Falls Lions Club members will be ready to entertain all canines and their owners.

The club is looking for both dog-related vendors and food vendors to join this annual event. Contact Denise Tonelli at 330-688-5440 for more information.

Society seeking vendors forHarvest Festival

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Stow Historical Society is now accepting vendor applications for the annual Harvest Festival which will take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. If interested in participating, visit www.stowhistory.org/harvest-festival/vendors/ for information and an application.

Kiwanis to hear about citycommissions

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 next meeting will be June 14 at Stow-Glen Retirement Village. The speakers will be representatives of the city of Stow's commissions.

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 330-688-7179.

Swim atMetro Parks

Lake swimming in two Metro Parks has begun for the 2017 summer season.

Beach areas in Munroe Falls Metro Park in Munroe Falls and Silver Creek Metro Park in Norton will be open through Aug. 13. Both areas are open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends and holidays, during swim season.

Season passes for Summit County residents are $30 for adults and teens, $15 for ages 2 to 12 and seniors 65 and older. The out-of-county rate is $35 for adults and teens, $20 for ages 2 to 12 and seniors 65 and older.

Kids under 2 are always admitted free.

Season passes may be purchased at the following locations:

Online at summitmetroparks.org

The administrative offices (975 Treaty Line Road, Akron), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; cash, check, or credit card

Munroe Falls Metro Park / Lake Area (521 S. River Road, Munroe Falls) and Silver Creek Metro Park / Bathhouse (5000 Hametown Road, Norton), each day throughout the season; cash or check only

Daily admission is $4 for all adults and teens, $3 for ages 2 to 12.

For more information, call 330-867-5511.

NicotineAnonymous 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.

Junior League of Akron

The Junior League of Akron will be hosting their 2017 spring new member recruitment open house, which will provide an opportunity for those interested in the organization to meet current members, ask questions, and learn about the volunteering, educational, and social opportunities the League provides to its members.

The relaxed and informal event is open to the public and will be June 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Junior League of Akron's Headquarters (929 W. Market St., Akron). Those interested in attending the open house should RSVP to info@juniorleagueakron.org or call 330-836-4905.

During its 91-year history, the organization's members have contributed thousands of volunteer hours to organizations throughout Greater Akron. Members are business owners, working mothers, professional women and stay-at-home moms who are committed to community service. They represent more than 28 communities across Greater Akron.

For more information, call 330-836-4905 or visit www.juniorleagueakron.org.

The Junior League of Akron is a nonprofit organization formed in 1926 that provides opportunities for women to gain valuable volunteer expertise as well as professional skills while working on vital community projects. The Junior League of Akron empowers women for positive change in our community. The Junior League of Akron is proud of the ventures its members have started or participated in including Junior Leadership Akron, Family TIES, The Volunteer Center, Child Guidance Centers, Akron Artfest, Immunization Coalition of Summit County, The Community Wish List, Oral Health Initiative, Health Education Center, Battered Women's Shelter, Safe Landing Runaway Shelter, Guardian Ad Litem, and Mary Day Nursery (currently the Akron Children's Hospital).

Alzheimer's Support Group

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, contact the Alzheimer's Association HelpLine at 1-800-272-3900.

Food issues program

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating, or bulimia.

Meetings:

Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Western Reserve Hospital, 1900 23rd St., Cuyahoga Falls.

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.


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