Around Windham: Easter plans, new health programs and more in Windham

A new program is starting at Renaissance Family Center on April 8 — Running 2Bwell. It will meet on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. It’s a group program on using running or walking to help you deal with stress, boost your mood, increase your energy, reduce cravings, improve sleep and improve memory!

This is a national organization with programs across the country. It originally started in Ohio. There are also groups in Kent. The group is free and open to all. They operate under the principle that we all have issues and all have a responsibility to help.

The Windham Baseball and Softball group reorganized a couple months ago. The group just raised almost $4,000 with a bingo event at the American Legion. They greatly appreciate the support by Windhamites.

The next fundraiser is a Scotch Doubles at Sky Lane Bowling Alley at 7 p.m. April 20. Cost is $50 per person and includes three games, shoe rental, pizza, draft beer, coffee or pop. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction. They would love donations for the Chinese auction.

Until last month I had no idea how expensive it was to run a program like this. This group is working hard to provide a great opportunity for kids in Windham. Baseball season starts April 18 and softball starts April 25. Exact details will be decided in a couple weeks.

On March 9, Katherine Thomas School’s Destination Imagination teams participated in the D.I. Regional Tournament at Beachwood High School. The third-grade team of Camden Burns, Adain Chrisman, Edmund Higgins, Riley Malone and Memphis Owen earned third place in the Engineering Challenge. The fourth-grade team of Landon Burns, Xavier Jones, Saralyn McCune and Chloe Taylor earned first place in the Technical Challenge. Both teams now move on to the state tournament in West Chester, Ohio on April 6. Thanks also to coaches Mrs. Isler and Mrs. Jarvi. We wish the teams continued success.

The Village is having an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. March 30. To take part, children must be registered by March 22. Register at 330-326-2202, ext. 2027 or [email protected]. Age groups are 1 to 6 and 7 to 13.

The United Methodist Church is also having an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday. Easter service is at 9 a.m. Egg hunt will follow. The UMC will also be observing Maundy Thursday at a joint service at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Joint Good Friday service will be at the Nelson UMC at 7 p.m.

The God Provides Meal pick up will be March 29 at the Windham United Methodist Church, 9501 N. Main St., Windham. Pick up starts at 4 p.m. If you have never registered, contact Sandi Fordyce at 330-697-3288 prior to March 27.

In cooperation with University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, health screenings and education are available on the second Tuesday of each month The screenings are free and are available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program is designed to help people find their health problems early and guide them in dealing with them before they get more serious.

Thanks to all who provided me with information for this column! It helps make the column interesting. I would appreciate being told of events taking place in Windham or of people doing interesting things b-your help would be appreciated. Contact Ann Taft at 330-259-5596 or [email protected].

Ann Taft
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