Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will meet Nov. 21 from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 2113 Ravenna St., to make cinnamon rolls for Thanksgiving morning. Guests will enjoy coffee and conversation as they make cinnamon rolls together to be warmed up for Thanksgiving morning breakfast. The club will supply all the ingredients; guests need to bring an 8-by-8 pan. MOPS meetings take place every first and third Wednesday of the month. Childcare is provided for infants through to kindergartners. All expecting mothers or mothers of infants through to kindergartners are welcome. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call Chris at 1-330-322-0334, or visit gloriadeimops.weebly.com. Design team to visit Garden Club Nov. 15 The Molly Taylor Design Team -- Hudson native Molly Taylor, Bailey Wilson and Dean White -- will teach Hudson Garden Club members how to create one-of-a-kind floral designs Nov. 15 in the Laurel Lake Community Room at Laurel Lake Retirement Community. Socializing begins at 7 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. Guests are welcome and an audience member might be lucky enough to take home a floral design. For more information, call Sherry Beam at 330-342-0969. Author to speak on Civil War ancestor Author Milann Ruff Daugherty will discuss Lieutenant James Cleaver and his Civil War era letters Nov. 14 at the Peninsula library, 6105 Riverview Road, Peninsula, at 7:30 p.m. Part of the Cuyahoga Valley Civil War Round Table, the event is free and open to the public. Daugherty's book, "Your Affectionate Son: Letters from a Civil War Soldier," tells the story of Cleaver, a veteran of the fighting 8th Pennsylvania Reserves, who was wounded four times, captured once and survived the infamous Libby Prison during the Civil War. Daugherty discovered her great-great-uncle's letters tucked in a bottom dresser drawer while visiting her parents in 2004. The book will be available after the talk. Club welcomes newcomers to area The New Clevelanders Club is made up of women transplanted into the suburbs of Cleveland, east of the Cuyahoga River. A variety of activities help members meet new friends and adjust to new surroundings. The club offers a new-member coffee on the first Thursday morning of each month. Visit www.newclevelanderseast.com or call Jenny at 440-591-5408 for more information.