Fathers and their daughters, age 4-12, are invited to follow the yellow brick road and fly "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at a dance Feb. 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. at a site to be determined.
The evening includes a buffet dinner, music by Audio Extremes and a keepsake photograph by Cheryl Taylor Photography.
The cost is $45 per couple, and each additional daughter's admission is $15 for residents. Register by Jan. 21.
Heritage Foundation hosts Breakfast with Santa
The Streetsboro Heritage Foundation invites residents to enjoy a pancake breakfast Dec. 15 and 16 at the Singletary House Museum, 935 Singletary Drive.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 16.
Breakfast will include homemade pancakes with real maple syrup, sausages, coffee and milk, all made and served by Santa's helpers.
The cost for a breakfast and a picture with Santa is $10. An adult breakfast is $7.
The fourth annual event is a fundraiser for the Streetsboro Heritage Foundation.
For more information or to reserve a spot, call Sarah Fast, president of the foundation, at 330-216-8766 or visit streetsboroheritage.org.
New Beginning to
A New Beginning, a social group for widows and widowers meets for dinner and conversation each second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. For restaurant location and more information, call 330-745-6239.
Library offers free
Available anytime from the convenience of a home or office, Portage County District Library cardholders can download audiobooks and eBooks powered by OverDrive, a service provider of a collection of digital audiobooks and eBooks.
Visit http://overdrive.portagelibrary.org to install the free software or app. Audiobooks are available in formats for the iPad, iPod, Kindle, Nook, and PC. Don't know how to get started?
Select the "New to Digital Media" link and learn about all the supported audiobook and eBook devices.
Among the downloadable collection are thrillers, romance, science fiction and mystery. This collection features best-selling authors such as James Patterson, Kathy Reichs and Nora Roberts. Non-fiction titles include self-improvement, foreign language study, business and careers.
Library patrons can browse the downloadable collection and checkout for seven or 14 days using a valid Portage County District Library card. At the end of the loan period, the audiobooks and eBooks will expire and return to the collection. No returns to the library, no late fees.
Don't have a Portage County District Library card yet? Visit www.portagelibrary.org or contact your local library. Branch libraries include Aurora Memorial, Garrettsville, Pierce-Streetsboro, Randolph, Windham, and Outreach Services (includes home delivery and Library Express.) Library Express locations include Aurora, Brimfield, Edinburg, Hiram, Mantua, Randolph, Rootstown, and Shalersville.
Getting to know
Can't find a book looking for in the Portage County District Library's catalog? Try either SearchOhio or OhioLINK. These free services are available to any person with a valid Portage County library card.
Unlike traditional library loans, patrons can place requests online and the requests are sent automatically to the libraries with the requested items. Patrons are notified when items have arrived either by phone or email.
SearchOhio is a lending consortium which consists of several public library systems throughout Ohio. Request materials in the same manner as that of the Portage County catalog. Just look for the "SearchOhio" icon at the top of the screen and order DVDs, books and more. Materials are generally available for a three week loan period (audio visual materials for seven days.) However, exact loan periods are determined by the owning libraries.
OhioLINK is a lending consortium which consists primarily of college universities throughout Ohio. As with SearchOhio, materials are requested in the same manner as that of the Portage County catalog. Just look for the "OhioLINK" icon at the top of the screen and select from collections of textbooks, magazines and more. Loan periods are the same as SearchOhio, except items with a seven-day loan period are non-renewable.