We’re All Invited
Hiram College Camps for Kids
Don’t miss out on the fun and learning! Hiram College is once again offering wonderful camp opportunities for children of all ages and interests. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram for details or contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or email@example.com.
Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that for the 5th year they will be offering a scholarship for senior athletes at James A Garfield High School. The scholarship will be for $750. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are availible at the Chiropractic office or through the school counselor
Historical Society Open
First Saturday of Month
The James A. Garfield Historical Society will be open the first Saturday of every month between 10:00 and 3:00. We are located at the corner of Main St. and High St. in Garrettsville. Microfilm of the Garrettsville Journals are available for research. Everyone is welcome.
Bingo at St. Michael Church
Bingo every Thursday night in the parish hall at St. Michael Church, 9736 East Center Street, Windham. Games start at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Bingo at St. Ambrose Church
Bingo every Tuesday night in the church hall at St. Ambrose Church, 10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville. Games (early bird) start at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
RFC Monthly Meal
Renaissance Family Center is having their monthly free community meal April 26 from 5-6:30 pm. There is a free drawing and a great sense of community. Come join us.
God Shares A Meal
God Shares a Meal, April 27 at the First United Methodist Church in Middlefield. All are welcome to enjoy a free meal and great fellowship. Dinner is served from 4:30-6:30 PM in the Social Hall, 2nd level. Elevator access. The April meal includes bbq chicken, potatoes, vegetables, dessert and beverages. The church is located at 14999 South State Ave. Call the church at 440 632 0480 for more info.
God Provides Free Meal
The Nelson United Methodist Church will be featuring their April God Provides a free meal, April 27 from 4-6 pm. The church is located on Nelson Circle. Will be serving vegetable beef soup. Stop in for a hearty bowl of soup and fellowship
Spring Rummage Sale
The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St, in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale on April 27 from 9am to 5pm and April 28 from 9am to 1pm. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall
Console Gaming Tournament
Sponsored by Newton Falls Technology Department in the high school commons. Registration 4-5, tournaments begin at 5. Pre-register by April 20 and receive a free t-shirt.
Earth Day Celebration
Come and join Crestwood Local Schools for our 8th Annual Earth Day Celebration! It will be hosted on April 27 from 4:30-6:30 at the Crestwood Elementary Schools. Come and enjoy some Earth Day family fun time! Students can visit entertaining and educational Earth Day stations that include many hands-on activities and projects. Hope to see you there!
April 27 & 28
Portage County Gardeners are hosting their annual Rummage Sale at their Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. in Rootstown on April 27 and 28 from 9-2. Electronics, baskets, housewares, craft items, holiday items, bedding, baby things and much more – all priced low to sell! Cookies, coffee and tea will be available for purchase. For more information contact, Helena Parry at 330-673-0577.
Through April 28
From April 21 thru April 28, 2012 adult and senior cat adoption fees will only be $25 (for qualified adopters) at the Portage Animal Protective League. Regular fees are $50. Kitten season comes fast and stays for a long time. The Portage APL is hoping to increase adoptions while also planning for the influx of cats and kittens that inevitably occurs each spring.
Texas Hold Em Tournament
Freedom Brawler Texas Hold Em Tournament will be April 28 from 6pm-12am at Sugar Bush Golf Course, 11186 St. Rt. 88. $50 ticket price gets $2000 in chips. Additional one-time $1000 buy in after the first hour for $20. Proceeds benefit The Freedom Brawlers 13U Baseball Team. For more info contact John Joeright 330.221.6400
VFV Post 1055 Ravenna. 9-4 outside pavilion, tables for rent. 6000 New Milford Rd.
Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
Braceville United Methodist Church off of St. Rt. 82 will host a stuffed pork chop dinner on April 28 from 4-6:30 pm. $9 for adults. $3.50 for children. This will be the last pork chop dinner of this season
Ravenna Chapter #46 Order of the Eastern Stars invites you to our 1st Annual Gospel Concert and Dinner under the direction of Ruth & Chuck Dennison. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the concert at 7 p.m. The event will take place on April 28 at the Ravenna Masonic Complex located at 4785 Washington Avenue in Ravenna. Tickets are $20 per person. All tickets are pre-sale only. For more information, please call Ruth or Chuck at (330) 626-1260.
Relay for Life Scotch Doubles at SkyLane Bowling Garrettsville, OH. Proceeds go to the G-Force Relay for Life Team. (Previously G.E.M.S. and Papas Posse). April 28th at 9:00pm. Includes 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, Unlimited draft beer, pop or coffee. $40.00 per couple to reserve lanes call Kellie Norris 330-524-4908 or Michelle Cmunt 330-527-9310
Sirloin Steak Dinner
Support Kiwanis of Newton Falls and enjoy a delicious 14 ounce Sirloin steak dinner with all the trimmings. April 28, 4pm to 7pm Newton Falls Community center, 52 East Quarry Street. Cost $15
Grand River Wildlife Area-Sampler
This 7,000+ acre complex of wetlands and swamp forest surrounds the meandering upper Grand River. Numerous beaver swamps, marshlands, ponds and lakes are the home of river otters, sandhill cranes, bears, and great variety of other wildlife species. The program begins at 2:00pm and we will visit the complex of wetlands of a former fish hatchery and several other wildlife observations areas. Bring binoculars for wildlife viewing opportunities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions provided upon registration.
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area-Sampler
This 9,000 acre wildlife refuge is the home of numerous bald eagles, sandhill cranes, ospreys, river otters, black bears, rare rattlesnakes and a host of other wildlife species. Join us from 9:00am-Noon as we will amble the back roads, view hidden ponds, and visit the best wildlife viewing areas of this sprawling complex. Bring binoculars for the best opportunities for eagle viewing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email email@example.com. Directions provided upon registration.
Rummage sale April 28,from 9-4 pm at the VFW Post 1055. 6000 New Milford Rd. Ravenna. Want to rent a vendors table? $15 for info call 330 931 8910
Mantua Center Green, located at the corner of State Rt. 82 and Mantua Center Rd, will be hosting a rummage sale on April 28 from 9-3. Household Items, clothing, sports equipment, lawn & garden and crafts. Proceeds benefit the Christian Youth Fellowship mission fund for Hiram, Mantua and Hilltop Churches
The Nelson United Methodist Church will be hosting a plant sale on April 28 from 10-2 at the church, located on Nelson Circle. Will have full-sun perennials, limited vegetable plants and herbs. Most plants are in 4” pots and are hardy, at a cost of $2.00 each
$5 bag sale (clothing only ) April 28 9:00am to 1:00 at Hiram Rapids historical church corner of Winchell and Allyn Roads in Hiram.
Free Bicycle Repair
Renaissance Family Center of Windham, Ohio, Inc. and Portage Cyclery of Kent are providing free bicycle repair on April 28th 11:00 am till 3:00 pm. Come get help from the pros. This is the day to bring your bicycle to the Center, our volunteers will check your bike over and if we have the parts to repair your “Ride” we will have you back to peddling your bike all across town.
Theater Open House
The Geauga Lyric Theater Guild will be having an Open House, with free theater tours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 28 during the Maple Festival. Enjoy a behind the scenes look at this historic theater and learn about upcoming events, and classes in the arts for adults and youth.
April 28 & 29
The Gemboree will be held April 28 from 10-6 and April 29 from 10-5 at Emidio and Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Admission $5 adult, $4 seniors & students, $1 ages 7-14; free for scouts in uniform & children under 6.
Horseback Trail Clinic
Horseback Trail Clinic. April 29 from 1-3:30 pm, at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township Please do not bring your horse to this free, no-registration clinic, suitable for anyone school-aged and up and wheelchair/stroller accessible. Maps and information will be available, as well as membership details for the OHC and 4-H groups. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.
All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held at Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple drive, Newton Falls from 12-3 pm on April 29. Carryouts are available. Adults $7, children 6-11 $3 and children under 5 eat free.
Baseball Sign ups
Sign ups for E/EE Baseball for Mantua , Garrettsville ,and Windham will be held on April 29 from 5-6:30 pm at the Grange Hall in Mantua. All players need to sign up at this time so we will know how many teams we will have for Portage North. Players will be assigned to their home teams. Any questions please contact Phil Britton at 330-527-2209. Cost is determined by what town you live in.
Roast Beef Dinner
Eastern Star roast beef dinner April 29, 12:30-4:30 at the Mantua Masonic Center, 10801 John Edwards Drive, Mantua. $8 in advance. $ 5 Children 5-12. Free under 5.
Taste of the Western Reserve
Sunday, April 29 at Signature Solon from 4pm-7pm, annual food tasting and grazing festival of local eateries. Presented by the Rotary Club of Aurora
Crafts with Cinderella
On April 29 children can make a craft with Cinderella and her Prince from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Bring your camera for great photo opportunities. Pre-registration is required, $6.00 per child. Call the business office at 440-286-2255 Tuesday through Thursday 11am to 4pm.
Bird Watching Walk
April 29, May 13 & 20
April 29 at The Rookery, May 6 at Eldon Russell Park, May 13 at Big Creek Park and May 20 at Swine Creek Reservation. All are Sundays from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
April 29; May 6, 13, 20
Experienced and beginning birders are invited for these walks as we set out early Sunday mornings to learn and record the sights and sounds indicating the return of our feathered friends from distant lands. Bird walks begin at 7:30am and usually end about 9:00am. Bring your binoculars and meet at the JH Barrow Field Station on Wheeler Rd. (between SR 305 and SR 82) near Garrettsville. It is a great way to learn birding from experts. No registration is necessary. For questions, call 330.569.6003.
Burton Library Closed
April 29 & May 2
The Burton Public Library will be closed on Sunday, April 29 and Wednesday, May 2 for carpet installation
The Southington United Methodist Church, Routes 305 & 534, in Southington will be holding a chicken dinner on May 2 from 3:30-6 pm. The menu includes ¼ chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw and homemade desserts. Adults $8, children’s meal with chicken tenders- ages 4 thru 10 $4. children 3 and under free. Carry outs available. Call the church at 330 898 2156 and they will be ready for pickup when you get there.
May 3, 4 & 5
Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Road Newton Falls, Ohio 44444 May 3rd & 4th from 9-5; May 5th from 9-12 Saturday – bag day) Bake sale and lunch counter Thurs & Fri
“Trinkets ‘n Treasures” Sale
May 3 & 4
The Federated Church of Chagrin Falls presents its “Trinkets ‘n Treasures” sale on May 3-5 at the Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Road. This giant indoor event will include household goods, toys, games, sporting equipment, furniture, artwork, books, antiques, tools, electronic equipment and gently used clothing at reasonable prices. On May 3 and 4 sale hours are 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Saturday is half price and bag day and hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event benefits programs at the Federated Church. For information visit the church website: www.fedchurch.org. or call 440-247-6490.
May 4 & 5
Rummage Sale. St. Michael’s Church, Ridge Road, Newton Falls. May 4, and 5, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.”
Shalersville School Annual Banquet
School Annual Banquet, May 5 Banquet dinner will be served at 5pm. Dinner consists of Stuffed Chicken & Roast Beef in the Shalersville Town Hall. Price per person is $13. This years honorees are those of the Class of 1942, 52 & 62 The Shalersville Historical society museum will be open from 4-5 PM. Reservations need to be made by April 30th. Call Judy with questions and reservations @ (330)297-9681.
Ravenna Recreation is registering for a Soccer Goalkeeper Clinic for ages 6 to 13. Clinic is held on May 5 at the Ravenna Soccer Complex. Ages 6 to 9 will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ages 10 to 13 will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $!5 for city taxpayers (live or work in city limits) or $20.00 for non-city taxpayers. Min 5 per age group and max 10 per age group so sign up early. Participants supply their own size soccer ball, water, shin guards and mouthpiece. Deadline April 20 or until filled.
Machine-O-Mania/ Touch-A-Truck will be at the James A. Garfield H.S./M.S./ E.S. parking lot on Saturday, May 5 from 11:00 to 3:00 for kids of all ages to get “up close and personal” with all sorts of big vehicles–18-wheelers, fire trucks, buses, ambulances, tow trucks, you-name-it. The racer “Time Bandit” will be there. Sports memorabilia items (remember Bernie Kosar?) will be in the on-site Chinese auction…gift baskets too…something for everyone. Suggested donation : $3.00. Come for the kids; come for the kid in you.
Newton Falls Public Library will hold a book sale on May 5 from 9-4 pm
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will have its monthly dance, May 5, from 7:30-11 at the Kent V.F.W. #3703 post home. 500 VFW Parkway in Kent Ohio. Music will be by DJ Mel. Open to public. Please call Warrine 330 699 2361 or 330 322 9559, for more information.
Steamship Round Beef Dinner
Steamship Round Beef Dinner, May 5 at the First United Methodist Church in Middlefield. Served from 4:30-6:30 pm. Meal includes a salad bar, redskin potatoes, dessert and beverages. Presale tickets only by April 30 are $12 for adults and $7.50 for ages 12 and under. For tickets call the church at 440 632 0480 or Mitch and Julie Dulka at 440 636 5576. Proceeds benefit our Land Fund.
Nelson Township Clean-up
May 5 & 6
Yearly clean-up will be held May 5 & 6 from 8-4. It will be located behind the Nelson Community Center. Items accepted will be tires (limit 4 per household), batteries, appliances, furniture and household trash. We will not accept paint, oil, hazardous waste, garbage, yard waste, building materials, shingles and fencing materials. This is for Nelson Township residents only, ID’s will be checked.
Geauga Democratic Women to Hold Tea
The Geauga Democratic Women’s Caucus will hold a Tea on Sunday, May 6 at 2PM at the home of Jackie Fienga at 12170 Fowler’s Mill Rd. in Chardon. Local actress Cissy Hubbard will provide a presentation on “Women in History.” The cost is $25 and space is limited. Contact Deb Reiter at 440-286-4857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Photography Class
Do you have a digital camera and want to know how to use it better? Find out at the Burton Public Library on May 7 at 7:00 p.m. Eileen Findak of Findak Photography in Madison will present “the ins and outs” of digital photography and answer all of your questions. Be sure to bring your digital camera and manual. Please call the Burton Public Library at 440-834-4466 to register for this program.
Over-the-Hill meal is May 9. Held at Mantua Center Christian Church. Dinner is at 6pm. Cost is $6. Everyone is welcome.
Home Cooked Supper
The Last Home Cooked supper at Pricetown Church for the season. 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls May 9 from 5-6:30 pm. Individual chicken pot pie, pierogi potatoes, salad, roll, homemade desserts, & beverage. Adults $7.00; Children 6 to 12 years $3.00; 5 and under free. Hope to see you there!
Mother’s Day Plant Sale
American Legion Post 459 Ladies’ Auxiliary will sponsor a special Mother’s day plant sale (flats, baskets, pots) American Legion Hall, Goodwin Street, Burton Ohio. May 11 from 12-7 and May 12 form 9-2 PM rain or shine. Proceeds to School Scholarship Fund. For further information, call 440 834 4532
The Ravenna Recreation Department is offering All Skills Softball Clinic for ages 9 to 15. Clinic will be held at City Park field #1 on May 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $12 for CTP or $17 for NCTP. Please register at Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department, 530 N. Freedom St. Deadline is May 11th and for more information call 330-296-2864. Participants enrolled in Ravenna Recreation Girls Fast Pitch 9-15 divisions may participate free of charge.
Beebe Rebekah Lodge, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the Miss Liberty House Project, which is a home in Ravenna for female veterans. The dinner will be held on May 11 from 5-7 at the United Methodist Church in Ravenna, located at the corner of Riddle Ave. and Prospect St. The cost is $7.00 for 13 and up, $5.00 for kids 5-12, and $5.00 for seniors 55 and up. The dinner includes spaghetti with choice of marinara or meat sauce, rolls, salad, dessert and beverage. Carryout is also available.
PTO Rummage Sale
Garfield PTO Rummage Sale May 12 at Garfield Intermediate School. 8233 Park Avenue Garrettsville. Drop off times May 6th 3-6:00, May 8th 4-5:30, & May 10th 4-6:00.
Spring Open House
Steve and Sharon Grover welcome all to celebrate spring at the farm on May 12, from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. The Grovers will host a spring open house at Ridgeview Farm, 5488 Kinsman Rd, State Route 87 in Middlefield. There is no charge for this event. The farm is located on SR 87 in Mesopotamia Township, 3.5 miles east of Middlefield or 7.5 West of SR 45 in Bloomfield.
The Perennial Gardeners are digging, cutting, potting and writing plant descriptions! All is in readiness for their annual Plant Sale, May 12th, 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. at the Town Hall in Chesterland located at 13455 Chillicothe Road, just North of Mayfield Road. Plants of all kind will be available, the common and the unusual, many cared for over the years in the home gardens of members. Join us and maybe even pick up a plant for Mother’s Day.
Wine & Chocolate Tasting
What could be more pleasant than a relaxing evening near a tranquil lake with friends? Call today to make your reservation to attend the third annual Friends of WomenSafe Wine Tasting at Pineview Lake in Chardon from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. May 12. The evening is sponsored by PNC Bank. You’ll have the opportunity to sample wines from Emerine Estates Winery, Markko Winery and Harpersfield Winery. Snack on an interesting assortment of appetizers while you take your chances on a 50/50 Raffle, Wine Pull, and Chinese Auction. You can bid on your next vacation in Vail, Colorado or Naples, Florida in the Silent Auction! Only $35.00 per person ($25 for adults not wishing to sample wine) Please call #440-285-3741 to make your reservation or get more information. Space is limited.
Plant, Flower & Craft Sale
Hiram Farm living and learning community spring plant, flower and country craft sale. 11543 Garfield Rd. Hiram. May 12, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Unique Mother’s Day Gifts
Free Computer Training
Portage County District Library is pleased to announce that it is taking reservations for its next set of free computer training sessions. Training sessions will take place at the Garrettsville Library May 14-May 16 from 11- 1. Sessions fill up fast, so register early at www.portagelibrary.org (select “Library Programs”). Call 330-562-6502 for additional information.
Galapagos Islands Experience
Experience the Galapagos Islands at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living on Friday, May 18, 2012, at 1:00 pm! Prudy Hall will share photos and information from her recent travels to this incredible archipelago! Her presentation focuses on the fascinating wildlife and natural history of the Galapagos. Won’t you join us? Refreshments will be served and admission is free!
The Pines at Brooks House is located at 18122 Claridon-Troy Rd. (SR 700), Hiram, OH, in Troy Township, about 5 miles north of Hiram OR about 1 mile south of SR 422. If you have any questions, call Christine at (440)834-0260, ext. 4, or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Garden and Landscape Contractors Wanted!
May 18, 19
If you are interested in reserving a space to promote your business at the Portage County Gardeners’ annual plant sale on May 18 and 19, call or text 330-348-6089 for more information. Spaces are limited and there is a $20.00 fee per table.
Community Garage Sale
Community garage sale sponsored by Atwood-Mauck Post 459 on May 19 from 8am-1pm. 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Mike 330.286.1202
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Youth 3-on-3 Spring Soccer Tournament for boys and girls U7/U8, U9/U10, U11/U12 age as of last July 31, 2011.
The tournament will be held on May 19 at the soccer complex. Cost is $40 per team if registered by May 4 or $60 per team if registered by May 11. A $10 late fee will be charged after May 11. Registration forms are available at the Ravenna Parks and Recreation office, 530 N. Freedom St. (330) 296-2864, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:15 p.m.
Prayer Gathering in the Park
Prayer Gathering in the Park May 20 at 3pm. Sunny Lake Park. Will be held at 885 E. Mennonite Rd. Aurora in the North Pavilion.
Memorial Day Service
Memorial Day service will be located at Burton Square Gazebo 11am. Opened to public, Open house following at 145052 Goodwin St. Contact Mike 330.834.8764
Little Tigers Golf Fund-Raiser
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be hosting their annual Golf outing fund-raiser on June 2, 2012 at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The four-man scramble will be an 8:00 a.m. shot gun with registration starting at 7:00 a.m.. The registration fee will be $65.00 per golfer and will include lunch, dinner, golf with cart, and beverages. Prizes will be awarded for all holes. For information please contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather Lyndsey from the Olde Dutch at 330-654-4100.
Hiram College Youth Football Camp
Hiram College Youth Football Camp. Instruction from Hiram College coaches for kids entering grades 3-8. The camp will be held on the Hiram College Campus on June 11-13. Cost for the camp is $120. For more information, please go to http://www.hiramterriers.com/sports/fball/camps or call (330) 569-5446.
Save this date!! Summerfest in Ravenna is coming. Details to follow…
June 18 & 22
Register early for Ravenna Parks and Recreation’s Safety Town, co-sponsored by the Rotary Club. Children entering kindergarten and 1st grade in the fall of 2012 will be introduced to safety awareness in a week-long program, June 18 to June 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Willyard School. $35 or $40 for Non-city taxpayers. Deadline to register is May 25 or until filled. For further information contact 296-2864.
Garden Tour & Plant Sale
June 20, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., 4th Annual Scholarship Benefit. The Geauga County Master Gardeners are presenting their fourth and best yet Garden Tour & Plant Sale. $15 tickets may be purchased in advance (440.834.4656) or at Adam Hall Community Center, 11455 E. Washington Street, Auburn Township, OH 44023 the day of the sale
Save the Date!
The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s home game is against Southeast. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.