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- TOPS Club, a nonprofit, noncommercial support and accountability group for individuals interested in losing weight and maintaining their weight loss, is holding weekly chapter meetings for members learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise, motivation and more. For more information, contact Laurene Neval at 216-832-1106 or huey15@roadrunner.com. There is an annual fee of $32 with nominal weekly dues of about $1. Meetings are held: Clearview United Methodist Church 1733 Massillon Road, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. (weigh); 10 to 11 a.m. (program); Crossroads Bible Fellowship, 737 George Washington Blvd., Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. (weigh); 6 to 7 p.m.(program); Green United Methodist Church, 2161 Greensburg Road, Thursdays 5:45 p.m. (weigh), 6:30-7:15 p.m. (program); Lakemore United Methodist 1536 Flickinger Road, Tuesdays 5 p.m. (weigh); 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (program); Ellet Community Center 2449 Wedgewood Drive, Wednesdays  5:45 p.m. (weigh); 6:30 to 7:30p.m. (program).

Oct. 20

- Make an impact by joining Wacoal in its mission to help end breast cancer with Fit for the Cure, which is seeking to fit 1 million women for a new bra, and donating more than $5 million to Susan G. the Komen Foundation, by attending the event during hors at Macy's in Summit Mall in Fairlawn. Receive a complimentary bra fitting at the event conducted by a Wacoal fit specialist. When you show up and participate in a free bra fitting, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen, to benefit breast cancer research and community health programs. Wacoal will also donate an additional $2.

Oct. 21

- Boy Scout Troop 118 is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Manchester United Methodist Church, 5625 Manchester Road, in New Franklin. The cost is $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and children under 12.

- The Green Sibshop will hold a program from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for kids who have a sibling with health or developmental needs. Sibshops is a recreational and fun program in a safe environment for brothers and sisters of kids with special needs.  Events are offered to children currently in grades 3 through 6.  The format includes opportunities to meet other siblings of children with special health and developmental needs, and to have fun.  Those interested or who want to register a child may visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/greensibshops/ or call the church office at 330-896-1936.  Lunch provided.  No charge.  Pre-registration required.

- The City of Green’s Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail and Costume Contest will be held at Central Park, 1795 Steese Road, from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is a donation of a non-perishable food or personal care item to benefit Green Good Neighbors. At 2:15 p.m., the annual costume contest will be held on the amphitheater stage for the following ages: 8 to 12 years old, 2:15 p.m.; 4 to 7 year olds, 2:30 p.m.; and three and younger, 2:45 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in each category for first, second and third place. The trail, for Green residents only, begins on the walking path near the community hall. Parking for the trick-or-treat trail is available in the Central Administration Building parking lot, Green Memorial Stadium parking lot and the Central Park parking lot. The trick-or-treat trail is held rain, snow or shine.  In the event of severe weather, visit the City’s website at www.cityofgreen.org the day of the event for any cancellation information. 

- Garfield High School will be open to the public one last time before it is demolished to make way for a new school, a new community learning center. The walk through is from 10 a.m. to noon. Visitors are asked to enter through the main office doors on Firestone Boulevard. 

- Greentown United Methodist Church, 3088 State Road NE, is having a shoebox packing party for Operation Christmas Child, which brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes.  The shoeboxes contain school supplies, hygiene items, toys, flip flops and many items that children need. All are invited to come and join in to help pack the shoeboxes at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 and 1 p.m. Oct. 22. A shoebox blessing will be held at 10:15 a.m. during the Oct. 29 service. For more information, call the church at 330-499-3985. 

Oct. 25

- Deadline to register for Pegasus Farm's Annual Gala is Oct. 25. The gala will take place Nov. 4 at the Kent State Stark Conference Center. The Gala theme, "One Team, One Mission," acknowledges the opening of the Farm’s new Military Family Center to support veterans, active duty military, first responders, and their families. For more information, visit the website www.bidpal.net/pegasusgala2017. Those who wish to partner as sponsors of this event or purchase tables may call Shelley Sprang, 330-935-2300, ext. 110.

Oct. 26

- Manchester area senior citizens are invited to attend the Senior Citizens Breakfast/Fall Play Preview at 8 a.m. at Manchester High School. Seniors will receive breakfast and preview the play "Parents Just Don’t Understand". RSVP to 330-882-3291 are appreciated.

Oct. 28

- A Community Fall Festival will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Lakeview Lighthouse Church, 1065 Kubler Trail. Lakeview Lighthouse Ladies Ministry and Youth Group hosts the festival, chili cook-off, and basket auction. There will be free doorprizes, chili, and the basket auction benefiting the Ladies Ministry and Youth Group. Baskets of all themes, great for Christmas giving, with the bidding starting as low as $5. Free children's activities start at 1 p.m., including games, craft, hayrides and face painting.

- A book sale will be held at the Green Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library is at 4046 Massillon Road. For more information, call 330-896-9074.

Oct. 30

- Barberton Parks and Recreation will present a free travel preview at 1 p.m. at the Barberton Active Adult Center, 500 West Hopocan Ave. Attendees will be taken on a visual journey to the six travel destinations sponsored by Barberton Parks and Recreation in 2018. For more information, call 330-848-6653.

- Books Without Reading, a discussion of books that illuminate our lives, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Green Branch Library, 4046 Massillon Road. No need to read the book beforehand or after. Come and have the fun of learning about "Cry, The Beloved Country," by Alan Paton. For more information, call 330-896-9074.

Nov. 5

- Green Valley United Methodist Church, 620 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, is having a turkey dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4 to 10 and free for 3 and under. Carry-out is available. Baked goods, crafts and jewelry will be sold at the event. All proceeds go to missions. For more information, contact the church at 330-896-4357 or visit www.greenvalleyumc.com.