Black history series
The Akron-Summit County Public Library will observe Black History Month throughout February with a series of programs.
A program on the Dred Scott Decision will be at 6 p.m. Thursday (Maple Valley Branch) and at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 (Green); the Underground Railroad, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 (Goodyear) and 7 p.m. Feb. 15 (Richfield); and the Lincoln Inaugural Train, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 (Mogadore).
For details, call the Goodyear Branch Library, 330-784-7522, visit www.akronlibrary.org or contact the branch library locations hosting the events.
AKRON: The Lippman School will host a Discover Kindergarten session at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7.
The event will begin with dinner for parents and children followed by a presentation for parents and activities for pre-kindergarten students.
The student activity program is available only for children entering kindergarten in fall 2012.
Reservations are required to attend and can be made by calling 330-836-0419 or by emailing email@example.com.
Complimentary baby-sitting will be available through the Shaw Jewish Community Center, call 330-835-0033 for reservations.
For information, contact kindergarten teacher Linda Brotsky at 330-835-0074.
AKRON: The Scottish American Society will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St.
The meeting will feature library representative Jane Gramlich, who will discuss genealogical research.
Parking is free and available in the adjacent parking garage.
Anyone with an interest in Scottish culture is invited to attend meetings.
For information about the meeting, contact Jim or Margaret Frost at 330-882-0342 or Gene or Betty Marcus at 330-499-1681.
For information about the society, visit www.scottish
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is seeking qualified teachers who want to be park rangers this summer in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program.
The programs lets teachers work eight weeks in the national park, developing lessons to connect their students to the park during the following school year.
Teachers can earn graduate credit. They wear park service uniforms and present park-related lessons during National Park Week in April.
This is the fifth year that the Cuyahoga Valley has been part of the program.
The deadline is Feb. 15.
For information, contact Pamela Barnes at 330-657-2796 ext. 113, or visit www.nps.gov/cuva/forteachers/teacher-ranger-teacher-program.
LAKE TWP.: Authorities have arrested three men accused of being in a fight that left a 21-year-old Massillon man with a broken nose and lacerations on his face.
Lake Township police arrested Justin Turner, 18, of Mogadore; Sean Williams, 18, of Akron; and Anthony Anderson 19, also from Akron.
Each was charged with felonious assault and criminal damage after a fight on Cove Street shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday.
The men have been booked into the Stark County Jail.
Tuition aid event
Five public and private universities in Greater Akron will be hosts for College Goal Sunday Feb. 12.
They are the University of Akron, Kent State, Stark State, the University of Mount Union and the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute.
The financial aid event is held each year at colleges and universities nationwide. In Ohio, it is sponsored by the state Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
The program helps prospective college students or current ones and their parents understand and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the first step in obtaining grants and scholarships.
Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is encouraged. To register and for details, visit www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org, or call 800-233-6734.
NORTH CANTON: The Community Improvement Corp. will hold its annual meeting at 6 tonight in City Ccouncil chambers at North Canton City Hall, 145 N. Main St.
The organizational meeting is being held to elect the Board of Trustees. After the election of officers, members will discuss projects and review the treasurerís report.
RAVENNA: Big Brothers and Sisters of Portage County needs advisory board members.
Board members help recruit volunteer mentors, organize special events and identify donors. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the Big Brothers and Sisters office at 705 Oakwood St.
For information, call 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org.
PERRY TWP.: The Stark County Park District is accepting registration for a winter campout weekend Saturday and Sunday at Walborn Reservoir.
Participants must attend a program at 6 p.m. Friday at the Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th St. NW.
The camping trip is free, but campers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-409-8096 or www.starkparks.com.
STOW: The Kiwanis Club of Stow-Munroe Falls will host a Trivia Night fundraiser Saturday at Silver Springs Lodge.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with trivia games beginning at 7. Tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight. Beer, soda, pizza and snacks are included in the ticket price. Outside food and drinks are welcome.
There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing.
For tickets, call Pam Daerr at 330-689-2812. To donate items for the silent auction, call Faith Cook at 330-688-7179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds will go toward school scholarships and other Kiwanis-sponsored activities that benefit Stow and Munroe Falls.
AKRON: Summit County Children Services will hold a free foster-care and adoption information meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at the agency, 264 S. Arlington St.
As of December, 73 children in agency custody were waiting to be adopted, including 66 age 12 and older. Area residents will learn more about foster care and adoption, including what and how long the process is, what kind of support is provided by the agency, and the costs involved with adopting a child.
The event is open to the entire community and reservations are not needed. For details, call 330-379-1994 or visit www.summitkids.org
CUYAHOGA FALLS: The Summit Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting entries in its annual water-quality photography contest.
This yearís theme again is Clean Water Starts at Home, with an emphasis on green or environmentally friendly housekeeping practices.
The contest is free and open to anyone who lives or owns land in Summit County. Individuals may submit up to three photographs.
Photos can be digital or 35 mm and must be 5 by 7 inches or 8 by 10 inches. Photos can be matted but no frames will be accepted.
The deadline is April 1. The winner will receive a cash prize and the winning photo might be displayed on a billboard.
Entry forms and contest rules are available at www.?summitswcd.org or at the district offices, 2525 State Road. For details, call 330-929-2871, ext. 16.
ZOAR: The Zoar Community Association will host Saturdays in Zoar: Free Speaker Series at the Historic Zoar Village schoolhouse from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The series will begin with a feature presentation about the early development of utopian societies in Ohio by Catherine Rokicky, history professor and program coordinator at Cuyahoga Community College. Parking is available near the Zoar School House.
For information, contact the Zoar Community Association at 330-874-3011 or visit www.zca.org.