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Published: April 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Learn about Girl Scouts at tea party

Be our guest at our Mother and Daughter Tea Party to learn all the wonders of scouting and how to become a Girl Scout. Tea is on April 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hudson Presbyterian Church, 201 W. Streetsboro St. Cost is $15 per couple ($8 additional girl).

Please RSVP by April 21 to Laura Boicey at lauraboicey@gmail.com.

Akron shelter to host Easter meal

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AKRON -- A traditional Easter dinner of ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, rolls and Easter cake will be served on Easter Sunday, April 16, at Haven of Rest Ministries to all who are in need and for those who do not wish to spend the holiday alone. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. and 6 p.m.

A "Hope Tote" of full-sized personal care items and an Easter basket will be given to every guest, with special ones that have been made for the children.

Haven of Rest is located at 175 E. Market St., Akron. For more information, contact Rose Rose at rrose@havenofrest.org or 330-535-1563.

Free lunchtime Tai Chi

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AKRON - Join NG Energy and use your lunch hour to de-stress and get moving. Free Lunchtime Tai Chi is being offered on Wellness Wednesdays, April 12 and 19, from 12:15 to 1 p.m., in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. The program will be led by NG Energy Founder and Certified Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor Nancy Gardner.

This community wellness program introduces you tobreathing and movement techniques that will boost energy, improve balance and help reduce and manage stress.

Event details are available on the Akron Art Museum calendar https://akronartmuseum.org/calendar or at www.ngenergy.us or email nancyg@ngenergy.us or call 330-945-5533.

Cleveland kidnapping victim will share story at Cuyahoga Falls High School

A Night with Lily Rose Lee, aka Michelle Knight, will take place April 28 at Cuyahoga Falls High School auditorium, 2300 Fourth St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The program is being hosted by the Six District Compact's Criminal Justice program.

Knight was 21 years old when she was kidnapped on Aug. 23, 2002, in Cleveland, according to Lee's Facebook page. "She was held prisoner by Ariel Castro, suffering abuse at his hands for more than 10 years," the page stated. "After another captive, Amanda Berry, escaped, Knight and a third victim, Gina DeJesus, were rescued in May 2013."

Lee will share her story. "Lily, formerly known as Michelle Knight, made the decision to change her name to Lillian Rose Lee, symbolizing her favorite flowers and representing patience and love," stated the website, http://lilyroselee.com. "After 11 years of captivity, Lily is looking beyond her past filled with trauma and abuse, and she is redefining her life."

Half of all event proceeds will go directly to the Battered Woman's Shelter of Akron, according to an event notice.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for students and seniors (ages 65 and older). Tickets can be purchased at the door or at lilyroselee.com/events.

32nd Annual HPP Children's Fair

The 32nd Annual Hudson Preschool Parents Children's Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 29 at East Woods School, 120 North Hayden Parkway.

This will conclude the Week of the Young Child (WOYC) at East Woods School with the biggest event of the year. With a bunch of new vendors and affle items, the fair is fun for all.

Things to enjoy at the fair include:

Fun activities from balloon animals to gymnastics and more

Kids' identification/fingerprinting kits from GASP

Information on summer camps, dance and gymnastics classes, music classes, organizations and more from approximately 50 vendors

Lots of food for sale and great entertainment

Chances to win big at the 50/50 and item auction

Appearances by local mascots

The fair is free to all HPP members and nonmembers. Visit www.hudsonpreschoolparents.org for more information.

Hudson Crossing Toastmasters hosts monthly meetings

The Hudson Crossing Toastmasters meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Meetings are located inside Christ Community Chapel, 750 W. Streetsboro St. in Hudson. Toastmasters is an international organization designed to help people overcome their fear of public speaking. Do you panic, get tongue-tied or break out in a sweat when you have to speak in front of a group? Do the words "Um," "Uh," "You know," sound like you when you get up to the podium? If so, then contact hudsoncrossingtm@gmail.com for any questions.


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