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Tallmadge Grotto to host fish fry

Yusef-Khan Grotto's next fish dinner will be April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Grotto Hall, 619 Northwest Ave.

The dinner includes all you can eat fish, French fries, cole slaw, apple sauce, rolls with butter, beverage and dessert. (Chicken tenders will be available but not all you can eat.) The public is invited to attend and tickets are priced at $8.75 each. Reservations are suggested and may be made by calling 330-928-3162.

Gardeners of Greater Akron to meet April 15

The Gardeners of Greater Akron will meet April 15 at St. George Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road Copley, starting with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30. The guest speaker will be Katherine Kohl, an expert on the Cultural Gardens of Cleveland.

The Central Great Lakes Gardeners Spring Meeting will take place in Lima April 27. The national convention is scheduled for June 27, 28 and 29 in Springfield, Ill.

Dinner reservations at $13 each may be made by contacting Sam Morlan at 330-336-6269.

For more information or a membership application, contact Bob Bell at 330-673-3553, or visit the garden club's website at www.ohiogardeners.org.

Orienteering club starts 2013 season April 13

The North Eastern Ohio Orienteering Club will be offering an Orienteering for Beginners program April 13 and a club meet open to the public on April 14. Both programs -- the first two events of the 2013 season -- are at the Kendall Lakes Shelter in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The Orienteering for Beginners program is designed to teach the skills needed to find one's way across terrain using a topographic map and compass. There will be instruction, followed by a map walk accompanied by an expert. Class members with then practice new skills by completing a short orienteering course back to the shelter.

Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. The cost to attend the program is $10, which includes a detailed booklet on orienteering skills. The Orienteering for Beginners program takes about three hours.

The April 14 meet will be a cross country orienteering event, with five courses of varying skill levels -- including a beginner's course.

More information about orienteering, the North Eastern Ohio Orienteering Club and the complete 2013 schedule of events can be found at www.neooc.com.

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