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Summerfest Wedding
Deadline April 29
The Summerfest committee is accepting entries for couples who would like to get married or renew their vows at Summerfest 2011. Send your story on why you would like to be Summerfest’s First Couple to: Summerfest’s First Couple, c/o Weekly Villager, PO Box 331, Garrettsville, OH 44231 or enter online at www.weeklyvillager.com (type Summerfest Wedding in search) or at www.garrettsvillesummerfest.com. Deadline April 29, 2011.

4C’s Participation In Feinstein Challenge
Through April 30
Crestwood 4 C’s is again participating in the Feinstein Challenge. Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hunger fighting agencies nationwide using it to help them raise funds between March and April. The way it works is this: any money, cash, checks and food items (valued at $1.00 per item or pound) raised between March 1st and April 30th, 2011 will be added to by The Feinstein Foundation. The more donations we receive, the more of the Feinstein $1 million we will receive. The million dollars will be divided proportionately among all agencies complying with the rules of the challenge. We could receive between $250 and $40,000. Last year we received $250. We are hoping to increase our donation this year.  Please help us to feed the hungry. Donate food, cash/checks between March 1 and April 30th. Please designate your donations for the “challenge.” 4 C’s is located in the basement of Hilltop Church in Mantua. We are open Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Donations can be mailed to Crestwood 4 C’s, P. O. Box 227, Mantua, Ohio 44255. For any further information please call B. Pancost at 330-569-3107.

Mantua Garden Club
Mondays
The Mantua Village Garden Club is seeking new hands to help beautify Mantua Village. Meetings are the first Monday of each month, either at lunch or in the evening. Our interesting programs include do-it-yourself projects and field trips. New faces are welcome. For more information call Patsi at (330) 274-2124.

Free Book Discussion
Wednesdays
Join in the free book discussion on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30pm. No need to have read the book, “After Life The Complete Guide to Life After Death.” Call (330) 569-3376.

Spay & Neuter Program
March
Geauga Humane Society’s Fix It in the Farmland low-cost spay and neuter clinics will be held once or twice a month in 2011 for low income and Amish residents of Geauga County. The cost is $10 per animal. For more information and find out if you qualify, call Barb at (440) 338-4819 ext. 21 and follow the prompts. Call today as clinics fill quickly.

J.C. Café
Through March
SJM and J.C. Café, 9445 1?2 Annette Drive in Windham, is offering a large pepperoni pizza for $10 and get one free on Fridays from 11am-8pm now thru March, eat in or take out. For more information call (330) 326-2024.

Fish Fry
Through April 22
The Windham American Legion, 9960 E. Center Street, will hold Friday night Fish Fries now through Lent, April 22nd. Enjoy fresh cod for $8/person. Public is welcome and carryouts are available. (330) 326-3188.

Down Home Gospel
March 11
Down Home Gospel will present a free concert on March 11th at 7pm at the Akron Free Will Baptist Church, 1802 Eastwood Avenue. Also performing will be Tammy Jones Robinette and Church Talent. There will be food available at 5:30 for a suggested donation. For more information call (330) 256-3114.

Eagles Fish Dinner
March 11- April 22
The Garrettsville Eagles Club will host a fish dinner on Friday nights from 4-8pm during Lent, March 11th through April 22nd. These dinners are open to the public.

SS Mary & Joseph Fish Fry
March 11 – April 22
Saints Mary & Joseph School will host a fish fry at St. Mary’s Social Hall on Fridays beginning March 11th and running through April 22nd. Lunch hours are 11am-3pm; a fish sandwich and side dish are $5. Dinner hours are 4-7:30pm with a choice of baked or fried fish, 2 sides and beverage. Dinner is $8.50/adults, $8/seniors, $5/children and $2/extra side dishes.

The Tempest
March 11-13 & 18-20
Kent Trumbull Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” on March 11-13 and 18-20 at the Kent Trumbull Theatre, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW. All shows are at 8pm, except for Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $10/adults, $8 for students/seniors and $6/KSU students/faculty/staff. Call (330) 675-8887 or visit trumbullboxoffice@kent.edu for reservations or more information.

23rd Annual Tree Tapper’s Ball
March 12
Celebrate Geauga Park District’s tappin’ season at the 23rd annual Tree Tapper’s Ball on Saturday, March 12th from 7:30-10:30pm at the Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market (Rt. 422) in Parkman Township. Registration is open for this free event and limited to eight per registering party, (440) 286-9516. The Community House is not equipped with a ramp or elevator to get to the 2nd floor for the event. http://geaugaparkdistrict.org

Rummage & Bake Sale
March 12
Pregnancy Care of Summit County is having a Rummage & Bake Sale on March 12th from 9am-3pm at our facility, 195 East Tallmadge Ave in Akron. We have lots of adult clothing, children’s clothing, books, VCR tapes, DVDs, housewares and much more. Visa & MasterCard accepted. We will be accepting donations for the sale through Mar 4th. For more information, call (330) 253-4071. Proceeds from the sale will be used to provide services for pregnant women and their families.

G-Men Baseball Camp
March 12
The Garfield High School Baseball Team will be hold their annual Baseball Camp on Saturday, March 12th from 10am-1pm. The cost is $30/per camper if pre-registered or $40 at the door and is open to players ages 8-14. Cost includes T-shirt, lunch, prizes and the chance to learn the fundamentals of the game with current varsity players and coaches. Checks can be made out to JAG All Sports Boosters. Call or email Coach Norton to reserve your son’s spot 330-904-4715, bnorton@mail.garfield.sparcc.org.

Corned Beef Dinner
March 12
The Women’s group at Portage Faith United Methodist Church, 9922 State Route 44 in Mantua, invites you to a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner on Saturday, March 12th from 4:30-7pm. The cost is $9/adults, $5/ages 3-12 and free for ages 2 and under. Carry out dinners will be available.

Closing Sale
March 12
The Covenant Community Center, 34 W. Broad Street in Newton Falls, has been forced to close their doors. They will sell off office furnishings and supplies, daycare equipment, banquet supplies and game tables on Saturday, March 12th from 9am-4pm. If you would like to set up an appointment on Friday, or need more information, please call (330) 978-1906. (See ad on classifed page for complete listing.)

Pork Loin Dinner
March 12
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary #3332 in Newton Falls will host a pork dinner on March 12th from 5-7pm. The cost is $9/adult, $5/children ages 4-8 and free for ages 3 and under. Public is welcome. For more information call (330) 872-7318.

Chili Dinner
March 12
The Windham United Methodist Church will host a chili dinner on March 12th from 4:30-7pm. The cost is $5 for all-you-can-eat including corn bread, beverage and dessert. Take out will be available.

Souped Up Jazz
March 12
The James A. Garfield Band Boosters will host Souped Up Jazz on March 12th from 5-7pm at the Elementary School. Enjoy homemade soups, chili, salad, beverage and dessert while the Intermediate and High School Jazz bands perform. Cost is $7/adults, $6/seniors and children 9 and under. There will also be a Chinese auction.

Maple Madness Tour
March 12, 13, 19 & 20
The March Maple Madness Drive-It-Yourself Tour will be held on March 12, 13, 19 & 20 from 10am-5pm at Swine Creek Reservation, Sugarhouse, 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield/Parkman Townships. This event is free for all ages and does not require registration. Don’t forget your boots and warm outerwear. For more information about the tour call (440) 834-1415 or visit http://ohiomapleproducers.com.

Mantua Soccer Registration
March  13
The Mantua Soccer Association will hold registration on March 13th from 12:30-2pm at St. Joseph’s in Mantua. The season begins on April 1st. You can also print out registration forms online and mail them to Mantua Soccer Association, Box 464, Mantua, OH 44255 by March 20th.  www.mantuasoccerohio.com

Special Bingo
March 13
St. Michael’s Church, 9736 E. Center Street in Windham, will host a special bingo on March 13th beginning at 1:30pm. There will also be gift and bakery raffles. Refreshments will be available. No one under 18 permitted. This event is sponsored by the Ladies’ Guild and Knights of Columbus.

42nd Annual Pancake Breakfast
March 13, 20 & 27
The Parkman Chamber of Commerce will host pancake breakfasts on Sundays in March from 9am-2pm at the Parkman Community House. The cost is $7.50/adults, $3/children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.

Sap’s-A-Risin’
March 13 & 20
Come down to the Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield/Parkman Township to join in the free fun with gathering sap. Watch and learn how it is boiled in the sugarhouse, enjoy free samples, woodcarving demonstrations, maple stirs, maple popcorn and live music. Sap’s-A-Risin’ will take place on Sunday March 13 & 20 from noon to 4pm. For more information call the Geauga Park District at (440) 286-9516 or visit http://geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Pancake Breakfast – Hiram
March 13 & 20
The Hiram Fire Association will hold their annual pancake breakfasts on March 13 & 20 in the Dix Dining Hall (upstairs in the Hiram College Kennedy Center) from 8am-1pm. The cost is $8/adults, $6/seniors, $5/children ages 4-11 and free for ages 3 and under. You can purchase your ticket in advance from any firefighter or call (330) 569-9826.

Senior Bingo
March 14
Senior Bingo at the Newton Falls Community Center will begin again on March 14th from 5-7pm.

Landlord Meeting
March 15
The Newton Falls Landlord meeting will be held on March 15th at the Newton Falls Community Center at 7pm. All landlords are invited to attend.

Free Dinner
March 15
Covenant Bible Fellowship, 8146 High Street in Garrettsville, will host a free dinner in the fellowship hall on Tuesday, March 15th from 5:30-7pm. (330) 527-4205

Lenten Soup Suppers
March 15, 22, 29 & April 5
St. Joseph’s in Mantua will continue the tradition of their Soup Suppers during Lent on Tuesdays, March 15, 22, 29 and April 5 at Hughes Hall from 6-6:45pm. Immediately after supper, join us for Lenten presentations in the church at 7pm. Family-sized pots of soup are needed and can be brought to the kitchen prior to supper.

Health & Wellness Fair
March 16
Kent State University at Geauga will sponsor a Health and Wellness Fair on March 16th from 10am-2pm. Health exhibits, free screenings and many organizations will be on hand. The event will be held at 14111 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. For more information call (440) 834-4187.

LAF SOMe – Seniors Game & Craft Day
March 16
The LAF SOMe senior group will have a game & craft day on March 16th from 11am-1pm at the Garrettsville Village Hall. This event is a potluck event (dish or snack to share) and is free to all area seniors. Call (330) 527-5761 for more information. Please call to let us know if you are coming by March 15th.

NF Board Meeting
March 17
The Newton Falls Exempted Village School Board of Education will hold its Regular Board meeting on Thursday, March 17th at 6pm in the BoardRoom at the Jr. High, 907 1?2 Milton Blvd.

Spring Craft Show
March 19
The annual Hop into Spring Craft Show will be held on March 19th from 9am-3pm at the Bainbridge Community Church, 17751 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306). Admission is $1. There will be over 30 crafters selling handmade items. There will also be a bake sale and the lunch counter will be open for purchases.

Public Observation Night
March 19
Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College, located on Wakefield Road, will host a public observation night from 8-10pm on March 19th. No reservations are required for this free event. www.StephensObservatory.org

Pancake Breakfast
March 19
The Christian Women’s Fellowship will sponsor a pancake breakfast on March 19th at First Christian Church of Newton Falls, 17 North Center Street, from 8am-noon.  The cost is $5.50/adults, $2.75/ages 5-12 and free for children under 5. Carryouts are available. (330) 872-1328

Transporting Hope
March 19
Transporting Hope, the Ravenna School District Relay for Life team, will host a rigatoni dinner on March 19th from 4-7pm at the Eagles Club, 812 Cleveland Road in Ravenna. Tickets are a donation of $5/person and are available pre-sale or at the door. To make reservations or get pre-sale tickets, call Linda at (330) 297-7508 or (330) 414-6152 or email TransportingHope2011@yahoo.com. There will also be a basket raffle and 50/50 drawing. Bring your family and friends for great food and fun while helping to support our team.

Sugarhouse Dinner
March 19
The First United Methodist Church, 14999 South State Ave. (Rt. 608) in Middlefield, will host an old fashioned Sugarhouse dinner on Saturday, March 19th from 4:30-7pm. The cost is $9/adults, $5/ages 6-12 and free for preschoolers. For more information call (440) 632-0480.

Mattress Fundraiser
March 19
The James A. Garfield Baseball Team will hold the 2nd Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, March 19th in the High School Commons area from 10am-5pm. All sizes and types, delivery available. save 30-60% off retail on brands like Restonic, Southerland and more. Free layaway! Cash, credit cards and checks will be accepted. These are brand-new mattresses with factory warranties.

Gardening 101
March 19
The Geauga County Master Gardeners invite you to Gardening 101 on Saturday, March 19th from 9am-noon. Registration is $15. For more information, or to register, call (440) 834-4656. Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road. Please register at least 2 days prior to the class. http://geauga.osu.edu/

Swim Lesson Sign-Ups
March 20
Learn to swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs Sunday afternoons on March 27th, April 3rd & 10th and May 1st & 8th. Classes for all levels. Lessons are 45 minutes with 15 minutes free swim. The cost is $50 for children ages 5 and older. Sign-ups will be held on March 20th from 2:30-5:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. For more information call Jack at (330) 569-5343.

Kindergarten & New Student Registration
March 21-25
Newton Falls School System will register students for the 2011-2012 school year on March 21-25 from 9-11am and 1-3pm.You do not need an appointment and it is not necessary to bring your child. To be eligible for kindergarten your child must be 5 on or before September 30, 2011. You must bring your child’s legal birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency and custody papers if applicable. For more information call Mrs. Howard at (330) 872-5225 ext. 2301.

Golf Performance Clinic
March 22
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering an adult Golf Performance Enhancement Clinic sponsored by Summa Center for Sports Health on March 22nd from 7-9pm at the RAC in the group exercise room. The clinic will look at posture, strength, and mobility and how it affects the ability to play golf. The cost is $75/ city taxpayers and $80/non-city taxpayers. Deadline to register is March 15. To register contact Ravenna Parks and Recreation, 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8am-noon and 1-4:15pm or call (330) 296-2864.

Amateur Radio Class
March 22
An Amateur Radio class starts Tuesday, March 22nd  at 7:00 p.m. in the Dietrich Building located beneath the radio tower at Family & Community Services, 705 Oakwood Street in Ravenna.  Students can earn their Technician License and join the exciting and fun hobby of amateur radio.  There is a $25 fee payable to the Portage County Amateur Radio Service (PCARS); texts are $25 and will be available at the class.  All students will also receive a one year membership in PCARS.  Contact Jim Aylward, KC8PD, 330-297-7979, kc8pd@portcars.org for more information.

Auburn Garden Club
March 23
The Auburn Garden Club will hold their monthly meeting on March 23rd at 7pm in the Town Hall; the topic will be “Butterfly Gardens”. Public is welcome. For more information call Susan at (330) 883-2833 or auburngardenclub@gmail.com.

Master Gardener Program
March 25
The Geauga County Master Gardeners invites you to Companion Plants for the Shade Garden on Friday, March 25th from 9am-noon. Registration is $15. For more information, or to register, call (440) 834-4656. Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road. Please register at least 2 days prior to the class. http://geauga.osu.edu/

Into The Woods Musical
March 25-April 10
The Geauga Lyric Theater Guild invites you to enjoy Into the Woods, a blend of familiar fairy tales with an original story at the Theater, 101 Water Street in Chardon. Tickets are $18/adults and $15/students and seniors. For more information call (440) 286-2255 or visit www.geaugatheater.org.

SSMJ Night at the Races
March 26
Saints Mary and Joseph School’s Faculty and Staff will sponsor a Night at the Races on Saturday, March 26th at Saint Mary’s Social Hall. Doors will open at 6pm, buffet at 6:15pm and post time at 7pm. Admission is $15 and includes dinner and drinks. You can also sponsor a horse or the event. For more information call (330) 872-7676 or email Julie Stimpert at jstimpert@ssmj.org.

Little Tigers Cornhole Tournament
March 26
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will host a cornhole tournament on Saturday, March 26th at the Newton Falls VFW Post 3332. Doors will open at 1pm and games begin at 2pm. The cost is $40 for pre-registered teams (March 19th) or $50 per team at the door. There will be a 50/50 drawing and raffle prizes. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams totaling 60% of registration. For more information call Andy at (330) 565-0950 or amcelrath51@aol.com. You can mail registration and payment to: Cornhole Tournament Registration, Attn: Andy McElrath, 15050 Robinson Rd., Newton Falls, OH 44444.

Night at the Races
March 26
The James A. Garfield After Prom Committee will host a Night at the Races on Saturday, March 26th at Sugarbush Golf Course in Garrettsville. Doors will open at 6:30pm, dinner at 7pm and betting begins at 8pm. The cost is $20/person and includes dinner, entry fee and draft beer. Cash bar available. There will also be a 50/50 and Chinese auction. For tickets, or to sponsor a race or horse, call Karla at (330) 527-4951 or Jen at (330) 815-0561.

Pruning Workshop
March 26
The Ohio State University Extension office will host a pruning workshop at Stotler’s Orchard, 4567 Laubert Road in Randolph, on March 26th from 10am-noon. This workshop will count as 1.5 hours of continuing education credits. For more information visit www.stotlersorchard.com.

Ansel’s Cave
March 27
The Geauga Park District will present Gifford Grover to lead 50-years/50-miles hike to Ansel’s Cave. Ansel’s Cave Memories will be presented on March 27th from 1-2pm at The West Woods Nature Center, then hike to the cave from 2-3:30pm. For more information visit http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or call (440) 286-9516.

Spring Break Day Camp
March 28-April 1
Registration for Spring Break Day Camp for children ages 6-11 will be held Feb 28-March 11 at the Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department, 530 North Street, weekdays 8am-noon and 1-4:15pm. The cost is $80/Ravenna City taxpayers and $85/non-city taxpayers. Call (330) 296-2864 for more information.

LAF SOMe – Dunham Tavern Museum/West Side Market
March 30
The LAF SOMe Senior Group will visit the Dunham Tavern Museum and West Side Market & Café on March 30th. The cost is $40/member and $45/non-member and includes admission, lunch, bus and gratuity. Seating is limited and on a first-come first-served basis. Deadline to reserve a spot is March 14th — SPACES ARE FILLING QUICKLY. For more information call (330) 527-5761.

Nature Writing Contest
April 1
The Geauga Park District’s 16th Annual Nature Writing Contest is open to all ages and must include nature-oriented subjects and themes. All entries must be received at the Donald W. Meyer Center at Big Creek Park no later than April 1st at 4pm. For more information call Sandy at (440) 286-9516 or visit http://geaugaparkdistrict.org.

4-H Bowl-a-Thon
April 1
The Trumbull 4-H Advisory Committee will sponsor a Moonlight Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, April 9th at 9pm at the Cortland Lanes. The cost is $25/twosome and includes 3 games, shoes, and refreshments. For more information call (330) 637-2437. If you would help but cannot bowl you can donate for the auction baskets or sponsor a lane for $25.

Free Football Clinic
April 2
A free football clinic will be held at the KSU Field House (Summit Road-next to Dix Stadium) on Saturday, April 2nd from 1-4pm for all boys and girls grades K-6. Participants can expect to learn or review a variety of football skills and may register for the 2nd Annual Football Season being held at Portage Community Chapel mid-April through July. Pre-registration is not required for the football clinic. Call (330) 297-0803 or e-mail upwardsports@portagechapel.com for additional information.

Reverse Raffle
April 2
The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will hold a Reverse Raffle on April 2nd at the Parkman Community House, just east of the Parkman Center of Route 422. Admission is $25 and a limit of 200 tickets will be sold. The Grand Prize starts with $1,200 with a bonus. There will also be a free chicken or veal parmesan dinner, a Chinese auction, a 50/50 raffle, and we will raffle off a new 2010 ATV Yamaha Grizzly with trailer. Tickets can be purchased at Edna’s Market in Bristolville or call Kayla’s Cancer Foundation at (330) 889-9600.

Troop 65 Spaghetti Dinner
April 3
Boy Scout Troop 65 will host a spaghetti dinner on April 3rd from 3-7pm at the Nelson Community House, 11639 Windham Parkman Road in Nelson Township. The cost is $7/adult, $5/children under 12. There will also be a bake sale. For more information call Aaron (330) 274-8419 or Dean (330) 274-2094.

Oink & Squeal Party
April 9
The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459, 14052 Goodwin Street, will host an Oink & Squeal Party on April 9th. Doors will open at 5pm and raffle begins at 7pm. Raffle tickets are $2/each. There will also be a Chinese auction; tickets are $1 for 10. Food will be available for purchase through the kitchen. Admission is a non-perishable food item, bath item or cash donation for the local food bank. For tickets contact any American Legion Ladies Auxiliary member. Proceeds go to the scholarship fund.

Soccer Skills Clinic
April 9
Ravenna Recreation and Challenger Sports, the largest provider of youth soccer camps and clinics in the USA and Canada is co-sponsoring a Soccer Skills Clinic for U6 through U12 players.  The clinic will be held on Saturday, April 9 at the Ravenna Soccer Complex, U6 & U8 10:45-11:45am, U10 & U12 noon to 1pm. The cost is $6/city taxpayers and $11/non-city taxpayers. Deadline to register is April 1st.  Pre-register in person at 530 North Freedom St., Ravenna, weekdays 8am-noon or 1-4:15pm. For more information call (330) 296-2864.

Homemade Kolache
April 12-13
St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking homemade Kolache (apricot, nut or poppy seed) for the Easter holiday at the low cost of $8 each. To order contact Barbara at (330) 872-1951. Pick up times are Tuesday, April 12 from 9am-4pm and Wednesday, April 13 from 9am-6pm.

Crafters/Vendors Needed
April 16
The Claridon Sr. Girl Scout Troop 1324 will host their Spring Ahead Bazaar on Saturday, April 16th from 9am-3pm at the Claridon Town Hall, 13930 Mayfield Road. Tables are $15 each. To reserve a table, or for more information, call Dolly at (440) 635-1173.

Garrettsville Area Yard Sale
May 21 & 22
Make plans now — mark it on your calendar — the annual Garrettsville Area Yard Sale sponsored by the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce will take place on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22.  Watch the Villager for details.

Take a Kid Fishing Day
June 4
Portage County Take a Kid Fishing at Lake Hodgson is a free day open to Portage County boys and girls accompanied by an adult. Participants 16 years and younger are eligible for door prizes. There will be a hot dog roast after the event. Participants need to bring a fishing pole, bait and tackle. Pre-registration is required and the deadline is May 2nd, or the first 200 parent/child teams registered. The fishing day will take place on June 4th from 7am-noon. To register call (330) 296-2864 weekdays.

Art On The Hill
July 9
The DMRC (Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corporation), a 501(c)(3) organization will be hosting their 3nd Annual “Art on the Hill” event on Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 10AM-5PM. Artisan booth spaces are available for $45. We close Prospect Street for the day and line both sides of the street with artisans. Last year we had over 60 artisans with most reporting meeting or exceeding their sales expectation for the day! There is also a great variety of live entertainment all day long, a Chinese Auction, food vendors and much more! Applications are available online at mantuashalersvillechamber.com or by calling 330-414-6486.

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