CUYAHOGA FALLS

Library offers

holiday programs

The Cuyahoga Falls Library is offering several programs to mark the holiday season.

Holiday board games and hot chocolate will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 27, 28 and 29. No registration is required.

A child-friendly version of New Year’s Eve is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 31, with a countdown to the last noon of 2018, dancing, refreshments and crafts. No registration is required.

The library’s winter reading program is from Jan. 2 through Feb. 28. Stop by the children’s department to pick up a bingo card for a chance to win prizes.

The library also asks visitors to save Acme Fresh Market receipts from Aug. 9 through Dec. 29 and drop them off at the circulation desk, as the library will receive 5 percent of the Cash Back amount printed at the bottom of the receipt.

Library programs are free, unless noted otherwise. For a list of programs or to register, visit cuyahogafallslibrary.org/calendar or call 330-928-2117.

The library will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Art teacher's works

on display at City Hall

The community is invited to view “Face of Exhibit,” a community art installation at City Hall, during regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In partnership with Western Reserve Hospital, the installation celebrates original works by Cuyahoga Falls resident Susan Mencini, an art instructor at Cuyahoga Valley Art Center and a 1980 graduate of Cooper School of Art in Cleveland

This fall, she began her 13th year as the artist in residence at Cornerstone Community School in Tallmadge where she teaches more than 100 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Western Reserve Hospital is providing services by art curator Jessica Lofthus to select and hang the art pieces to create cohesive collections. Artwork continues to periodically be rotated out of City Hall and replaced with new works so that the community may continue to enjoy art, free of charge.

HUDSON

Training helps families

understand mental illness

NAMI Summit County is registering for its free Family to Family training, with the first session from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 3.

The 12-week program is designed for family members and close friends of those with severe and persistent mental illness and meets once a week for about two hours.

The course covers diagnoses and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, how the brain is affected, medications, coping and communication skills and more to assist families in helping their loved ones.

The free course is conducted by trained family members, and all materials are provided.

The next session will be held at the First Congregational Church, 47 Aurora St., Hudson.

Contact info@namisummit.org or 330-252-1188 to register.

STOW

Residents needed to serve

on boards, commissions

Mayor John Pribonic is seeking residents to fill vacancies on several city boards and commissions.

Appointments are made by the mayor and confirmed by the Stow City Council. Appointees must be an elector of the city.

Openings include: the Civil Service Commission, six-year term, no ward requirement; Income Tax Board of Review, five-year term, no ward requirement; Parks and Recreation Board, five-year term, Ward 1; Planning Commission, four-year term, Ward 2; Urban Forestry Commission, five-year term, no ward requirement; Zoning and Building Appeals, five-year term, Ward 1; Summit Metro Regional Transit Authority Board, three-year term, no ward requirement; Senior Citizen’s Commission, three-year term, no ward requirement; Commission on Inclusion, four-year term, no ward requirement.

For more information, call Vicki Huff in the mayor’s office at 330-689-2800, email vhuff@stow.oh.us for an application or visit stowohio.org to download an application. The deadline to receive applications is Jan. 18.

 

Beacon Journal/Ohio.com