R-Weigh groups host local magician, wife
SALEM- Jason Alan, a world traveled professional magician and son of R-Weigh member Donna Greenamyer, with his wife, Stacy, performed his magic show at the evening group's Christmas party with everyone asking, "How did he do that" on Monday.
Jason's mother surprised him with a candle burning birthday cake and the members sang "Happy Birthday" to him as he blew out the candles. Each member also enjoyed a cupcake in his honor.
Birdie Reinhart and her committee of Linda Lude, Ruth Miller, Chris Learn, Patty Hartman and Greenamyer did an Angel theme party with each place setting having "A Friend is an Angel" favor made by Reinhart and a healthy mini fruit bag made by the committee.
A friendship ornament was given to each member by Peggy Kurtz and her daughter Beverly Armitage. Lit candle centerpieces and red and white decorations adorned the tables.
Miller opened with an Angel poem and said grace before the dinner catered by Ala Cart Catering at the church. Lude read her written poem honoring each officer and Hartman presented the leader Gerry Heffinger with a monetary appreciation gift from the group.
Lude led the group in singing Christmas carols. The candle centerpieces went to Susan Cane, Nancy Stryffeler, Vi Woodall, Miller, Armitage and Greenamyer. Live poinsettia plants went to Peggy Billiter, Lois Wood, Greenamyer and Lude. The members donated items to the church's pantry in lieu of a gift exchange.
The evening group members are reminded to bring items for the auction Monday to be purchased by the members with their pounds lost play money. The afternoon group will have their Christmas party at noon at Adele's Place with weigh-ins from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. on Monday.
Deerfield Historical Society plans New Year's Eve bash
DEERFIELD- The Deerfield Historical Society is now taking reservations for its annual New Year's Eve Dinner Dance to be held at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14.
The hall will open at 7 p.m. with the buffet style meal starting at 7:30 p.m. Live music will be enjoyed for dancing and listening enjoyment until midnight. The society will provide pork and kraut, mashed potatoes, homemade bread, drinks, and tableware.
Guests are asked to pay $10 each and bring a dish to pass. Reservations can be made by calling Sally Sampson at 330-654-3168.
Salem Historical Society to present Christmas event
SALEM- The Salem Historical Society will feature its annual Christmas program at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Shaffer Library meeting room. During the evening the 2014 officers will be installed. Attendees are asked to bring a holiday dessert to share.
Following the installation and a short business meeting, the program will feature low brass members of the Salem Quaker City Band presenting a Low Brass Christmas, as well as some Christmas carols. Installation for the officers and trustees for 2014 will be conducted by Mickey Weaver.
The meeting is open to the public. Free parking is available in the city municipal parking lot on South Lundy Avenue. The greeter is Trustee Jerry Laska.
For information contact the museum at 330-337-8514.
Crown Theater Productions announces 'Annie' auditions
COLUMBIANA- Crown Theater Productions will hold auditions for "Annie" from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17 in the Encore Room for children ages 5 through 15.
A one minute song of choice sung a cappella will be required, no reading.
Auditions for adults ages 16 and older will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 18.
Smith Grange to host country style breakfast
SMITH TOWNSHIP- The Smith Grange will host a country style breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Carry-outs will be available.
Cross Roads Council to host auction today
GUILFORD LAKE- The Cross Roads Council of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring an auction at 2 p.m. today in the Ruritan building on state Route 172 near Hanna Drive.
The proceeds of the auction are to benefit local area food basket programs.
Auctioneer Dave Stout will have a variety of toys, collectibles, tools and other items. Refreshments will be available.
For information contact Joe McKarns 330-424-8165 or Dave Stout 330-739-2011.
Memorial Building to offer bus trip to Y'town gardens
SALEM - The Memorial Building is offering a bus trip to Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens on Saturday, Dec. 21. The trip includes a tour of the former estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
This year's theme is "Deck the Hall: Heaven and Nature Sing" which features "Dazzle," the light show spectacular that includes 750,000 lights, 21 decorated rooms, poinsettias, nightly entertainment by area choirs and performers, visits with Santa, a gingerbread hut and treats from Molly's Shop.
The solarium will feature decorated trees and a frog collection; the breakfast room will be filled with birds surrounding a decorated twig tree and Virginia's room will be transformed into a winter garden. A poinsettia tree and poinsettias will fill the tower staircase. The music room will be appropriately festooned with harps, horns and angels in silver, white and gold to create a "heavenly" atmosphere for nightly entertainment by the choirs and performers.
The museum store offers a full line of apparel, accessories, books and unique gift items. The bus will leave Salem at 4 p.m. and return at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $13 for adults, $6 for children and free for 5 and under. Transportation costs are $14 per person.
To register call Shane Franks at 330-332-5512. Registration closes at 9 p.m. Dec. 16.