Second annual Moving Day Walk June 17
The National Parkinson Foundation's signature walk event called Moving Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 at Wade Oval in University Circle from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The walk is held in 20 major cities across America raises awareness and celebrates the importance of movement for Parkinson patients. Parkinson Disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder with no known cause or cure. Over a million people are afflicted with PD. Moving Day brings together PD sufferers, their families and caregivers, doctors, nurses and other supporters. Since movement is key for Parkinson patients to keep symptoms at bay, in addition to the scheduled walk, the event features a movement tent where yoga, reiki, and other activities will be available for participants.
Anyone can get involved in the walk which also will have a DJ, kids game area, and much more for the whole family. Register a team to participate and start today to raise dollars and awareness for PD. Go to www.movingdaycleveland.org to register a team or learn more by calling 330-807-1517.
Buy, sell at stamp show May 21
The Hudson Stamp Show will be May 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Inn, 6625 Dean Memorial Parkway in Hudson.
Five dealers buying and selling U.S. and foreign postage stamps, covers, some postcards and stamp supplies.
The event is free. Call 330-832-5992 with questions.
Newborns in Need meets May 27
The Hudson Chapter of Newborns in Need will meet May 27 from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson, located at 21 Aurora St., (parking and entrance in rear).
Some of the items NIN makes each month includes sewing several types of crib sheets, receiving blankets, baby quilts, and slings. The group also knits and crochets hats, booties and blankets, crib size quilts and are in need of volunteers to do this. It can be done at home, and NIN will supply the fabric and/or yarn needed for these projects.
The agencies NIN supplies the handmade items to include Akron Children's Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Pregnancy Solutions, and Pregnancy Care.
The group also extends a warm invitation to the workday to all interested parties as help is always needed in cutting, sewing, pressing, finishing, knitting and crocheting to meet the goals for each agency. Come and enjoy the fun and fellowship with a great group of ladies, lunch will be provided. Watch the Hudson Hub-Times for upcoming news and events.
NIN is in need of JoAnn gift cards to replenish our depleting supply of fabric, thread & etc.
NIN is the only chapter in North East Ohio. Contact Nancy Adams for more information at NAdams3592@gmail.com.
Slots open for Aeronautics Careers Academy at KSU
Slots are open for incoming 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students from area schools who are interested in exploring careers in aeronautics and enrolling in the tuition-based Aeronautics Career Education Academy from June 12 to 16.
As part of the week-long experience, students will fly a plane with an instructor at the Kent State University airport and tour aviation-related worksites to talk to professionals and hear about careers in the airlines, government, military and airport management.
This unique aviation week is sanctioned by the FAA, Federal Aviation Administration. Registered students receive clearance allowing them access to facilities not open to the general public, such as the Air Traffic Control Tower and Radar Center at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Other worksite visits include United Express Airlines headquarters in Cleveland, Parker Hannifen's corporate hangar and the Ohio Army National Guard Armory. Students will also spend a day enjoying hands-on experiences in Kent State University's aeronautics labs focusing on air traffic control and engineering.
Students meet from June 12 to 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Aeronautics and Technology Building at Kent State University. Cost is $225 for students in the Six District Education Compact, which includes Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge and Woodridge. Others pay $275. The cost includes flying time, bus transportation, worksite visits and a T-shirt.
This unique opportunity is available thanks to a partnership between the Six District Educational Compact and Kent State University's College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology and the Division of Aeronautics.
For more information, call the Compact office at 330-655-2247. The Six District Educational Compact provides College Tech Prep Initiatives, services and resources for Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge and Woodridge school districts.
Metro Parks introducing fees for some programs
Summit Metro Parks will begin charging small fees for select recreation programs beginning next month.
Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding programs will be $15/person. Archery programs for individuals will be $10/person, and archery programs for families will be $15/family. Registration for these programs will be exclusively online at 330tix.com, without an added convenience fee.
Nathan Eppink, the park district's chief of community engagement, said the majority of programs will remain free.
"We are not charging for naturalist-led hikes, children's activities, learn-to draw programs, special presentations really, most of what we offer," he said. "The fees for specialized recreation programs are necessary because of the investment we've made in equipment and staff certifications. Our staff are trained to lead these great archery and water-based programs," Eppink added.
Summit Metro Parks naturalists offered 942 programs in 2016. Annually, more than 30,000 people participate in the district's programs.
For more information, visit summitmetroparks.org or call 330-865-8065.
Hudson Crossing Toastmasters meets monthly
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Hudson food pantry information
Hudson Community Service Association food pantry, 7855 Stow Road, is open to receive donations every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
It is open for distribution the fourth Saturday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for residents in need within the district that meet the poverty level, or are on the school lunch program or food stamps.
HCSA has a "Helping Hand" program that assists residents living within the Hudson School District meeting the same criteria to prevent utility shut-offs, eviction and supplies clothing for children.
For more information, call 330-671-9457 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monetary donations may be made to HCSA, Box 1472, Hudson, OH 44236.