The 18th annual Holocaust seminar will explore the experiences and perspectives of women.
The seminar, hosted by the Jewish Community Board of Akron and the Lippman School, is 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Shaw Jewish Community Center, 750 White Pond Drive, Akron. It will focus on women who were victims, survivors and rescuers (both Jewish and non-Jewish).
The forum will feature a survivor and second generation panel. Panelists are survivors Lici Calderon, a dual resident of Akron and Delray Beach, Fla., and Betty Gold, of Cleveland, and Irene Adler, of Akron, who will share stories of her mother, Rose Schwartz. Sam Chestnut, head of the Lippman School, will serve as moderator.
A movie produced by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, called To Be a Woman in the Holocaust: Cleveland Stories, will also be shown. The film includes eyewitness testimony of four Cleveland survivors – Gita Frankel, Rina Frankel, Erica Gold and Rose Kaplovitz – and comments from Leatrice Rabinsky, a Holocaust educator.
The seminar will also include an historical overview with Esther Hexter; stories of rescuers shared by Sol Factor and a session on finding resources with Barbara White, general manager of branch services at the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Factor, an instructor at Kent State University, and Hexter are both Holocaust educators. Hexter and White are members of the Ohio Council on Holocaust Education.
Cost of the seminar is $12 or $18 with a boxed supper. Advance registration is required by Tuesday. CEU credits will be available for teachers. For more information and to register, go to www.jewishakron.org or call 330-869-2424.
In other religion news:
Akron Urban League — 440 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron. 5 p.m. Oct. 26. Annual Fellowship/Scholarship Banquet sponsored by the Akron Interdenominational Church Ushers will be held in the Presidents Hall. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Cathy Johnson of the House of the Lord. Tickets $30 for adults, $25 for children. Call 330-630-9908 or 330-376-2814.
Canton Calvary Mission — 1345 Gibbs Ave. NE, Canton. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8. The Annual Dinner and Benefit Auction will be held. The mission’s biggest fundraiser of the year, it will be held at First Christian Church, 6900 Market Ave. N., North Canton. It begins with a silent auction, the program is at 6:45 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. The live auction begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the mission office, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, or call 330-454-8610 or email Marie_calvary@ameritech.net.
Canton Women’s Connection — at The Fairways at Arrowhead, 1500 Rogwin Circle SW, Plain Township. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 17. Theme for the next luncheon is Make a Difference. Robert Harris from Toys for Tots will be featured guest. Those attending are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate. Speaker will be Marci McCombs, who will recount her Extreme Makeover Experience. Music provided by vocalist Beth Gross. For required reservations or free nursery, call Sherry at 330-837-6552 or email email@example.com by Oct. 13. $13 cost includes lunch.
Christ Is The Answer Ministries — 379 E. South St., Akron. 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Melvin Brown of Gospel Tempe and the Rev. Adam Giles of Anointed Word of Life will be special guests for the appreciation service for the Rev. J. Michael Martin. At 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday a Deliverance Zone IV: Under the Influence revival services will be held. The Rev. Yvonne Brooks will be keynote speaker. 330-376-1869.
The Church of God — 9016 N. Main St., Windham. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Community yard sale. Lunch provided at 11 a.m. Household items, collectibles, tools, office machines and supplies, a tractor, video projector and more. Door prizes available. 330-671-1426.
Dominican Sisters of Peace — 1230 W. Market St., Akron. 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 13. Associates Fall Festival Fundraiser. Soup, salad and silent auction in the Commons at Our Lady of the Elms High School. 330-835-5688.
Faith United Methodist Church — 1235 Tallmadge Road, Brimfield Township. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Swiss steak dinner. Includes mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, applesauce, desserts and beverage. Adults $8, youth $4, age 5 and younger free. Carryout available. 330-677-6516.
First Church of Brethren — 1812 Marigold Ave., Akron. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. All-you-can-eat soup supper plus desserts. Adults $6, ages 12 and under $4.
Higher Ground Worship Center — 380 Wooster Road N., Barberton. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Celebrating Pastor Appreciation Month. On Thursday, the Rev. Carlos Morris from Greater Bethel Apostolic Church will speak, and on Friday, it will be the Rev. Roderick Pounds from Second Baptist Church. At 5 p.m. Oct. 13, the Rev. Michael Miles from Mount Olive Baptist Church will be guest speaker. Free dinner following service. Guest choirs and praise dancers will participate. 330-794-5026.
Johnson United Methodist Church — 3409 Johnson Road, Norton. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12. Annual Fall Festival will be held. Bake sale, craft tables, kids games and crafts, hayrides, apple dumplings, pulled pork, fish, hot dogs, homemade soups. No admission fee. Proceeds go to local missions. 330-825-7886.
Journey Covenant Church — 2679 North Haven Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls. 2:30 p.m. Oct. 12. An open house will celebrate 60 years of ministry and recently completed renovations to the church buildings. It will include tours from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and a musical celebration from 4 to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. The newly renovated building will be dedicated in conjunction with the morning service at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 with the Rev. Garth McGrath, superintendent of the Evangelical Covenant Church Great Lakes Conference. Refreshments provided both days. The public is welcome. 330-923-8021.
The Key to My Father’s House — 1825 Reimer Road, Wadsworth. 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27. The annual Trunk or Treat event will be held in the church parking lot and building. It is an alternative to door-to-door trick or treating. Children walk from car trunk to car trunk to receive candy. Bonfire, prizes and hayride, along with hot dogs, popcorn, cider and coffee. Everything free. 330-335-7301.
Messiah Lutheran Church — 4700 S. Main St., Akron. 10 a.m. Oct. 13. A service of installation will be held during worship service for the new church pastor, the Rev. Eileen Woyen. A fall family festival with food and crafts will be held afterward in the Family Life Center. A graduate of Wittenberg University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary, she previously served at Christ Lutheran Church in Avon Lake and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. 330-644-5766.
Mount Zion Baptist Church — 327 Cuyahoga St., Akron. Noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 12. Community Day will be held. Fun, fellowship and receive information from representatives of Akron Board of Education, Akron Public Library, Akron Fire Department, Summit County Sheriff’s Department, Summa Health Care System, Summit County Executive Russell Pry and Tara Samples, Ward 5 councilwoman. Also, Summit County Department of Job & Family Services and health and wellness screenings and employment services. Receive child identification cards. Free T-shirts while supplies last. Free food, arts and crafts, prizes.
Mount Zion Baptist Church — 327 Cuyahoga St., Akron. 6 p.m. Oct. 26. Celebrating 95 years of ministry with a banquet at Quaker Square Station, 135 S. Broadway. U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Warrensville Heights) will be guest speaker. Tickets $40. 330-253-8642.
New Exodus Christian Fellowship Church — 1063 S. Arlington St., Akron. 4 p.m. Oct. 13. Celebrating the Rev. Gregory E. Partridge Sr. sixth pastoral appreciation. The Rev. Lorenzo Glenn will be guest speaker.
New Millennium Baptist Church — 906 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron. The 20th Year Pastor & Wife Appreciation Celebration will be held. At 4 p.m. Sunday, the First Lady’s Personal Style Session; at 7 p.m. Friday, Worship & Praise Service with the Rev. Curtis Johnson Jr. of New Jerusalem Baptist Church of Sandusky as guest pastor; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12, First Lady’s Breakfast & Shopping Extravaganza to the Lodi outlets. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, call the Rev. Dee Williams at 330-958-0764.
St. Barnabas Parish — 9451 Brandywine Road, Northfield Center Township. Noon Oct. 12. The seventh annual Rosary Rally will be held at Twinsburg Town Square, corner of state Routes 82 and 91. Inspirational prayer, petition and music. The Knights of Columbus Honor Guard will escort the Traveling Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima statue on the 96th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima. Limited seating, bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain or shine. 330-467-7959.
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church — Friday through Oct. 13. 3204 Ridgewood Road, Akron. Golden Jubilee Celebration. Father Louis Mahshie will mark the 50th anniversary of his ordination, the 50th anniversary of his marriage to the former Corinne Esber of Canton, and the 35th anniversary of his service to the parish. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, a 6:30 p.m. buffet will be followed by a three-act patriotic musical play, We Left as Many, Arrived as One, at 7:30 p.m. A grand banquet will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 featuring Metropolitan Archbishop Philip Saliba and Auxiliary Bishop Anthony Michaels. A Hierarchial Divine Liturgy will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13. For reservations, call 330-666-7116.
St. Joseph Parish — 1761 Second St., Cuyahoga Falls. Noon. Oct. 12. A Rosary Rally will be held at the Marian Shrine at the corner of Broad Boulevard and Second Street. 330-928-2173.
St. Paul Catholic Church — 241 S. Main St., North Canton. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19. Taste of St. Paul Catholic Church, sponsored by the Women’s Guild, in the Parish Life Center. There will be 15 or more chefs who will create their favorite recipes. Tickets $10 and may be purchased in advance after all Masses, or call Maria Anaya at 330-966-0572. Raffle baskets and door prizes. Profits will be used for improvements at the church and school.
St. Vincent Parish — 17 S. Maple St., Akron. 5 p.m. Sunday. The movie Hunger Games will be shown, the first of three for Sunday Night at the Movies during the next three weeks at St. Vincent Family Center’s Scullen Room. St. Sebastian Parish will co-host. On Oct. 13, The Promised Land will be shown, and on Oct. 20, it will be A Place at the Table. A light supper will be provided and the movies will begin at 5:30 p.m. Afterward, dessert will be served, followed by discussion of the films as they relate to Catholic social teachings. Free and open to all. 330-836-2233.
South Arlington United Methodist Church — 790 S. Arlington St., Akron. 8:30 to 11 a.m. today. Breakfast fundraiser. Variety of items available. Homemade cinnamon rolls. From 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, the church will host an open public food pantry. 330-724-1334.
Trinity United Church of Christ — 3909 Blackburn Road NW, Plain Township. 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12. The Greater Canton Men’s Chorus and 10 UCC congregations will have a dinner and concert to raise funds to build two homes with Habitat for Humanity. Adults $10, ages 12 and under $8. Meal is a choice of baked chicken breast or Swiss steak and includes potato, vegetable, salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Last day to purchase tickets is Monday. Concert is at 7 p.m. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for ages 4-12, free or age 3 and under. Available at the church office or at the door. 330-492-3383.
Calvary Temple — 3045 Albrecht Ave., Akron. 11 a.m. Sunday. The Forgiven Band will present a gospel concert on Homecoming Sunday. Anyone who has attended Calvary Temple any time in the past is invited. 330-784-3453.
Fairlawn Lutheran Church — 3415 W. Market St., Fairlawn. 4 p.m. Oct. 20. An organ recital by Gale Kramer, who has a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Michigan. It will be the first concert for the 16th season of the Parish Arts Series. Free parking. Free-will offering. Refreshments served after the concert in Fellowship Hall. 330-836-7286.
First United Methodist Church — 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls. 5 p.m. Sunday. A Hymn Festival will be presented by the Epworth youth and chancel adult choirs. Directed by Dr. Cameron LaBarr, choral professor at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. Free admission, child care available. 330-923-5241.
Hope Community Church — 3033 Middleton Road, Hudson. The 13th annual presentation of Judgment House, a live walk-through drama experience will be held over two weekends. This year’s drama, Unexpected, tells the story of families whose lives have been rocked with tragedy, but with a spiritual focus. Times are 7 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25, 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26 and 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27. Free but advance reservations are suggested. For ages 10 and older. To register, visit www.TourJH.com. 330-655-5170.
St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church — 1051 Robinson Ave., Barberton. 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 13. Praise The Lord Festival of Choirs will feature local Christian groups and choirs followed by fellowship in the social hall with free refreshments. Admission is a nonperishable food item for the Barberton Community Food Pantry. 330-825-7164, www.stnickbyz.com.
Redeemer North Hill United Methodist Church — 265 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Dr. Paul Barte from Ohio University will give a lecture titled Dispelling the Myths of Bach. Barte will be dressed in the 18th century style of Johann Sebastian Bach. It is free to the public. A used music sale will be at 7 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the scholarship program. 330-869-2154.
Westminster Presbyterian Church — 1250 W. Exchange St., Akron. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Annual Blessing of the Pets will be held on the front steps of the church. Blessings by interim pastor, the Rev. Conley Zomermaand. Pets should be on leashes or in cages. All animals welcome. 330-836-2226, www.westminsterakron.com.
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