Pation Raffle
On Sale Now
Get your tickets now for the JAG All Sports Booster PATIO RAFFLE! A 600 sq. ft. decorative concrete patio with fire pit, decorative seating and steps is being donated by Creative Concrete Impressions. Install will take place at the winner’s home in the spring of 2018 and winner will be drawn at the Spring JAG Night at the Races. Proceeds benefit JAG Athletic Facilities Committee. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Please contact Ted Lysiak (216.534.7413) for tickets or stop into the JAG Athletic or Board office (330.527.4336).

Windham Lions Club Gun Raffle
The Windham Lions Club is selling Gun/Cash raffle tickets. Win your choice of: S&W M&P Shield 9mm, Mossberg 500 12Ga 28” VR/24”RS, PSE Fang LT Crossbow, $400 Cash. Anyone interested in supporting the Lions Club can purchase tickets by calling Harry Skiles 330-326-3387.

Monday Breakfast at American Legion
Open to public $7.00 breakfast from 8-11:00am at the American Legion Post #674 in Windham. Menu: eggs ‘any style’, pancakes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash browns, bacon, sausage (patties and links) and white, wheat or rye toast and coffee, tea and juice. Call 330/326-3188 for info.

Men on Mondays
Men on Mondays a men’s Bible study is held every Monday from 6:45 – 8 pm at the Cellar Door Coffee Shop in Garrettsville. Coffee and pastry will be provided at no charge.

Families Anonymous Meeting
Do you have a family member addicted to drugs or alcohol? Families Anonymous may help restore your serenity. We meet 7pm every Monday at Coleman Behavioral Services, Sue Hetrick Building, 3922 Lovers Lane/Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. For information call Peggy 330-760-7670.

Every Tuesday
St. Ambrose Church 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville– Early bird at 6:45pm and first game at 7pm. Also featuring instant tickets, coverall jackpots, and other fun games. Doors open 5:45pm. Great refreshments!

Start Talking ! Portage Stop Addiction
Tuesday & Saturday
Start Talking! Portage has been able to schedule two NEW NA meetings in Portage County on Tuesdays at Christ Episcopal Church at 118 South Mantua St., Kent, Ohio at 7:30 p.m. the second one is on Saturday’s at Mantua Christian church 4118 S. R. 82, Mantua, Ohio 44255

BINGO At St Michael’s
Every Thursday
St. Michael’s Church Weekly Bingo at 7pm every Thursday at 9736 East Center Street Windham, OH 44288.

TOPS Meetings
TOPS OH#1941, Ravenna meets Thursday mornings in the fellowship hall of the Maplewood Christian Church, 7300 State Route 88, Ravenna with weigh-in from 9-9:45 a.m. and a meeting/program following at 10:00 a.m. TOPS Club, Inc. is an affordable, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization.

2nd Thursday Storytime
Nov 9 through May 10
2nd Thursday Storytime at Maplewood Christian Church. Come for stories, crafts, music and movement for children ages 2 – 5 (adults stay for fun, siblings welcome). This event will be held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at 7300 State Route 88 in Ravenna. We will not meet if Ravenna Schools are closed. Email or call 330-297-6424 with questions.

Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary Soup Supper
Nov 3
Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary #193 will hold its monthly Soup Supper on Friday, November 3 at 6pm at the Mantua Center School qymnasium which is located just north of Rt 82 on Center Road. Open to the public a variety of homemade soups, salads, hot dogs and desserts are available for $7 for adults and $3 for children.

Windham Lions Club Sausage Trailer
Nov 3 & 4
The Windham Lions Club will be holding their final sausage/steak trailer of the season on Friday, November 3rd from 10:00am – 7pm and Saturday, November 4th from 10:00am – 2pm at Dee’s parking lot.

Feather & Oink Bingo
Nov 4
Community EMS Association is holding a Feather & Oink Bingo Fundraiser on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Community EMS District Station, located at 10804 Forest Street, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. There will be both traditional sit down and instant Bingo games with chances for turkeys, hams and other great prizes. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with the traditional Bingo starting at 6:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be available.

Turkey Dinner & Basket Auction
Nov 4
The Pricetown Church will hold their annual All-You-Can-Eat Turkey Dinner and Basket Auction on Saturday, November 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Newton Falls High School, 907 Milton Blvd., Newton Falls. The cost is $10 for adults, 5$ for children. Children 4 and under free. Carry-outs available.

LaBrae Craft Show
Nov 4
The 24th Annual LaBrae Craft Show is on November 4, 2017. It will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will be held at the LaBrae High School Complex at 1001 North Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430. There is free admission and parking. One hundred and twenty vendors will be on hand. Homemade food served all day.

Inter Urban Railway
Nov 4
The Portage County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet November4, at the Portage County Historical Society at 10:00 a.m. The society is located at 6549 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna, next to the Ravenna High School. The guest speaker, Ralph Pfingsten, a member of the Northern Ohio Railway Museum, will present a program on the Inter Urban Rail System in Northern Ohio. The program is free and open to anyone interested in genealogy or local history. The genealogy chapter meets the first Saturday of the month at the Portage County Historical Society at 10:00 a.m. from September through May, with no meeting in January, For more information call 330-358-2227 or email

Portage Faith Church Annual Bazaar
Nov 4
The ladies at Portage Faith United Methodist Church at 9922 State Route 44, Mantua, invite you to their Annual Bazaar and Country Store on Saturday, Nov 4 from 9am to 2pm. In addition to our frozen vegetable beef soup, we will have a wide selection of other fresh homemade soups for only $5.50 per quart. Please come check out our crafts, jewelry, wood products, cookie jar mixes, baked and canned goods, and so much more. Admission is FREE. Continental breakfast and light lunch available.

Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary Early Bird Breakfast
Nov 4
Those Legion and Auxiliary members who have paid their 2018 dues are entitled to a Free Early Bird Breakfast at Jake’s Restaurant on Saturday, November 4 from 8 to 11am according to Ray Corbitt, Commander.

Agape Autumn Auction
Nov 4
Join us at the Mespo Expo Center on Saturday, November 4 for Agape Christian Academy’s 13th Annual Autumn Auction. It will be an evening of fun, fellowship and excitement as people bid for prizes.Tickets are $15 per person and include a family style chicken, pot roast and mashed potato dinner with homemade dessert along with access to the Chinese, Silent and Live Auctions. Doors open at 4 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30. All proceeds benefit Christian education at Agape Christian Academy with campuses in Burton and Troy.

Windham Boosters Chinese Auction
Nov 5
Windham Athletic Boosters 11th Annual Chinese Auction on Nov. 5th, at the Windham High School Gymnasium. Doors open at noon Bidding Tickets: 3/$1.00 Door Prize Tickets: $1.00 EA. or 6/$5.00 Calling Time: 2:00pm “SHARP” Buy your door prize tickets for a chance to win the electronic package, a Google Home, including the Phillips hue Smart LED starter kit or a Smoker/Grill. Concession Stand will be open.Come join us and start your holiday shopping!!

Veterans Day Program Mantua Legion
Nov 5
The public is invited to a special Veterans Day program at the Western Reserve Cemetery on Sunday, November 5 at 2pm. The cemetery is on Rowaga Road in Rittman. A group of Legionnaires from Mantua Post 193 regularly serves as Honor Guard at the National Cemetery.

Quail Hollow Herb Society Meeting
Nov 5
On Sunday, November 5, from 2 – 4 pm watch and learn the art of salve-making, using common herbs, by Master Gardner, Ruth Davis. Recipes and samples will be given. (Note: Program begins at 3:00pm.) We are looking for new members–everyone welcome. Quail Hollow State Park Manor House, 13480 Congress Lake Road, Hartville, OH For more information, please contact Mary Lovin 330-325-3028.

Grief Support
Nov 5
On Sunday November 5 starting at 3 pm, a grief support group will begin at the United Methodist Church of Garrettsville located at 8223 Park Ave. The group will meet for approximately 1 hour. This group will be open to any who have experienced loss. Through this we can start to walk a path of healing together. All are welcome. Tell a friend. For information please call 330-527-2055.

YMCA Book Review & Discussion Group
Nov 6
Dr J Patella, with the cooperation of Garrettsville YMCA, presents and reviews the book: THE AFTERLIFE OF BILLY FINGERS in which every chapter tells its own story. Please join us for a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions at the Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Ave, the 1st (non-holiday) Monday of every month at 9:30am for our monthly Book Review & Discussion group. Questions – call the YMCA (330)469-2044

Mantua Village Garden Club Meeting
Nov 6
The November 6th meeting of the Mantua Village Garden Club will meet at the home of Linda Schultz, at noon.Following a short business meeting, a light lunch will be provided by Linda Schultz, and Pat South.The program for November will be “Pesky insect control around the home”, presented by John Winkler, Service Manager for A-Best Pest Control in Ravenna.
Anyone interested in this topic is welcome to attend. For further information, and directions, please contact Paula Tubalkain @ 330-274-2890

Annual Turkey DInner
Nov 7
On Tuesday, November 7th, get out and vote and then head to Parkman Congregational Church (18265 Madison Road -1/4 mile north of St. Rt. 422 in Parkman) for a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. We will be serving turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, green beans, slaw, cranberry sauce, rolls, beverages and pie for dessert. Adult dinners are $12.00; children (ages 5-11) are $6.00; pre-schoolers are free. Take-outs are available (adult-size only). Prepared and served by the Women’s Fellowship of Parkman Congregational Church. We look forward to seeing you on Election Day!

Cooking Class for Kids
Nov 8
Burton Public Library, 440.834.4466. Ages 5+. Wednesday, November 8 at 3:30 p.m. Registration required. We’ll prepare simple recipes that are hands-on and incorporate fresh and healthy ingredients.

Veteran’s Day Spaghetti Dinner
Nov 9
We would like to honor our local Veterans by providing a free spaghetti dinner at the Buchert Park Lodge on Nov 9 from 5-7 pm. Family, friends and military supporters are all welcomed to attend. Dinner, dessert, water and coffee will be provided. Please let us thank you for your service. Buchert Park Lodge is located at 4808 E. High St. in Mantua. To-go containers available if preferred.

JAGHS Conferences
Nov 9 & 14
James A. Garfield High School Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 9th and 14th. Parents can call Mrs. Fisher at the high school at 330-527-4341. We look forward to seeing you!

Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary Meetings
Nov 9 & 13
The Legion will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, November 9 at 7pm at the Post on East High Street. The Auxiliary will meet on Monday November 13 at 1pm.

Circus Costumes Exhibit
Nov. 10-26
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays only, 2:00-7:00 p.m. at Middlefield Historical Society, 14979 South State Ave. (Rt. 608), Middlefield. Authentic circus costumes, circus-theme setting, circus-theme raffle. Handicapped accessible. Free admission – please make a donation. Info at 440-632-0400 (leave message) or 440-241-2192.

Veterans Day Observance Mantua Legion
Nov 10
The public is invited to the annual Veterans Day Observance at the Crestwood schools on Friday, November 10. The flag raising will be at 9am under the supervision of the Elementary School. The program at 9:30am is with the Primary School. All veterans will be honored.

Crestwood HS Drama Club Presents “Rumors”
Nov 10 – 12
Nov. 10th, Nov. 11th & Nov. 12th
The CHDC proudly presents Neil Simon’s “Rumors”, a hysterically funny play about married couples and how little white lies can get us into big trouble. Shows are Friday November 10th and Saturday November 11th at 7 pm and a Sunday Matinee on November 12th at 2 pm. Tickets are $8 at the door and $6 pre-sale available starting 11/6/17.

PTO Craft Show
Nov 11
The James A Garfield Elementary School PTO in Garrettsville will be sponsoring a Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, November 11 from 10am – 3pm at the Elementary School. A great opportunity to shop for the holiday season while supporting the school. Over 50 handcrafted and company vendors, bake sale, food, basket and gift auction. Santa from 1:30 – 2:30. For info call Diane Irwin 330-524-0592

Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast
Nov 11
The Eagle Creek Conservation Club will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, to show our gratitude and appreciation for veterans’ service. The breakfast will run from 7:30am to 11am at our clubhouse located at 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430. The breakfast is FREE and open to all Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, their spouses and minor children. There will also be free giveaways and raffles for all of our Service Members. You must be present to register but not to win. For questions call Chris Cummings at (330) 283-5209 or email us

4C’s Craft Show
Nov 11
Mark your calendars for this year’s 4C’s Craft Show hosted by the Crestwood Lions Club.
The event runs from 9:00 – 3:00 at the Shalersville Town Hall at the corner of St. Rt. 44 and St. Rt. 303.There will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawing.Pie and soup donations are needed for resale. Event is free and open to the public. Please help by bringing a non-perishable food donation. For pie and soup donations or to rent a table, please Contact Lynn McDermott at 330-569-8084 or email
All proceeds from this event go to support the 4C’s Food Cupboard.

St. Anselm Christmas Boutique
Nov 11
St. Anselm Christmas Boutique: Nov 11, 9:00 to 4:00 at St. Anselm Church, 13013 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland. Admission is $1.00. There will be over 80 craft vendors from the area. There will also be a bake sale, a snack bar, and a prize raffle with many great prizes. Join the Boutique Bounce by also stopping at Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Rd. in Kirtland and St. Mark Lutheran Church at 11900 Chillicothe Rd. in Chesterland on the same day. Pick up a card at your first stop and have it stamped at each show for a chance to win one of three gift baskets. Drawing will be held on November 12.

Library Closed
Nov 11
All Portage County District Library branch libraries and offices will be closed on Saturday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Service hours will resume on Monday, Nov 13

Christmas Boutique
Nov 12
St. Joseph’s Garden Club will hold it’s 33rd Annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, November 12, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Hughes Hall. Tables are still available for crafters – $30 for an 8 ft. table (2nd table is $25). To reserve a table and/or for more info., Please contact Marlene at 330-274-8145.

PCDL Book Discussion Club
Nov 14
The Book Discussion Club of the Garrettsville branch of the Portage County District Library will meet on Nov 14, in the library meeting room from 5-6 p.m. The month’s selection is: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein This is a story of family, loyalty, hope, and unconditional love as seen through a dog’s eyes.Patrons may sign up for the Book Discussion Club at the Reference desk, where copies of the book are available.

Author Molly McGee to Visit Village Bookstore
Nov 18
Author, Molly McGee will be visiting The Village Bookstore located at 8140 Main Street in Garrettsville on Nov 18, from noon to 2:00 pm. She will be available to sign copies of her newest book – Saving Tuma. Molly will read a chapter from her book and talk about the next book in the series coming out soon. Saving Tuma is a great book for children ages 9-14. But don’t limit yourself, adults have found the book fascinating and are anticipating her next release. Saving Tuma will make a great stocking stuffer for your hard to shop for teenager.

Food & Toiletry Drive
Nov 18
Mantua Village’s 2nd Annual
“National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week” Food & Toiletry Donation Drive will be held on Saturday November 18, 10AM-2PM at 4808 E. High St. in the Buchert Park Lodge. Please help others to feel thankful this holiday season!! Thank you cupcakes & coffee will be provided as our way to say “Thanks!!”