We’re All Invited
Vendors Wanted Garrettsville Farmers Market
Vendors are still being accepted for this year’s market. All vendors must have edible items and no food carts are permitted. The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmer’s Markets will run from July 18, 2012 through October 3, 2012 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at email@example.com
Millennium Youth Conservationists
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Interested in taking a peek at aquatic critters, such as crayfish, dragonflies, water pennies, and caddisflies, which live in our local streams? How about interacting with other individuals who share an interest in nature? Then grab your water shoes and join the Millennium Youth Conservationists (MYC) team! In MYC we will use kick seines, sediment sticks, pH test kits, and more while analyzing the health of area streams and rivers. The adventure begins in June and concludes in August in streams throughout Geauga County. Contact Colleen Sharp by phone (440)834-1122 ext. 6 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Attention Crafters & Vendors
The Ravenna Summerfest is June 16 from 10-6. We are currently looking for additional crafters and vendors to add to the days activities and car show. Please contact Susie 330 296 3779 or Barb 330 297 6684
Newton Falls 4th Raffle Tickets
On Sale Thru July 4
Newton Falls 4th of July Committee is selling raffle tickets for the fireworks display to take place on July 4, at 10 pm. This year’s prizes are as follows: Grand Prize- $2500.00, 1st- 55” LCD TV, 2nd- Latest IPAD, 3rd- 32” LCD TV, 4th- Kindle Fire, 5th- PlayStation Vita. The donation price is $10 per ticket and available at local stores and from committee members. Look for us on the corner by Family Video in June. ALL donations go to the fireworks!
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.
Sunday Morning Fellowships
Each Sunday morning the First Church of God in Windham at 9016 N. Main St. invites you to share in a donuts and coffee/juice fellowship at 9:00 am. The fellowship time is followed by adult and children’s classes at 10 and congregational worship at 11.
Bird Watching Walk
May 13 & 20
May 13 at Big Creek Park and May 20 at Swine Creek Reservation. All are Sundays from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
May 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.
Square dance and line dance May 11 from 7-11pm. Professional Caller Gene Hammond and line dance cuer Frankie Hammond. Public is welcome, no experience necessary. Location North Bloomfield Town Hall. Junction of 45 & 87. admission $5 for ages 10 and up and $4 under age 10. show your pride, wear red, white and blue. Refreshments will be served. Non-profit for restoration of Town Hall.
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.
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
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry
Fish fry May 11 from 4-7:30. also shrimp and chicken tenders or a combo. Meals include baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, dinner roll and coffee. All meals are $8. Take outs welcome. 330-527-3330
Nelson UMC Rummage Sale
The Nelson United Methodist church’s spring rummage, plant & bake sale will be held May 10 from 9am-5pm and May 11 from 9am-noon. Bag day; both days all on clothing. New full sun perennials and delicious homemade baked goods. The church is located on Nelson Circle; 9368 St. Rt. 305. Good clean items!
G-Men Baseball Plant Sale
9am-5pm in Rite Aid Parking Lot. Stop by and get your Mother’s Day Plants on Saturday May 12th from 9am to 5pm in Rite Aid parking lot. Hanging baskets, flats, annuals, perennials, vegetables, and much more. All plants provided by Pochedly’s Greenhouse. GO G-MEN!
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 Sale & Workshop
Portage County Master Gardeners are having an annual plant sale and workshop on May 12 from 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at the Maplewood Career Center. The Workshops are Container Gardening for vegetables & herbs at 10 am, and Hypertufa Demonstration at 12 noon. If you wish to register for either call the extension office at 330-296-7737. To “Make it and Take It” the hypertufa workshop is $20, limited to 20. To observe either or both, the cost is $8 (pre-registration) or $10 at the door.
Scotch Doubles Benefit
There will be a Scotch Doubles on May 12 starting at 9 pm at Sky Lanes to benefit Toys For Tots. Tickets are $40 per couple; $20 single. There will be a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction. For tickets contact Paula Daniel at 330 548-5989 or Dusty Lough at 330 977-7063.
The Geauga County Dog Shelter & Warden’s Office is participating along with PAWSOhio in the 8th annual Adoption Marathon on May 12, located in the Cleveland MetroParks Polo Field in Moreland Hills. A total of 25 organizations will be in attendance to help you find that new member of your family. There will be a dog walk (pre-registration is requested for $25.00 or $30.00 the day of) that includes a doggie bag of goodies, canine demonstrations, dog contests, craft and pet-related vendors, food vendors, a BIG TICKET RAFFLE (some packages worth $500 or more) and SO MUCH MORE. Come join us for a day of fun and maybe add a new member to your family. For more details and to register for the dog walk, please visit www.pawsohio.org/p4ac.
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
Mother’s Day Breaksfast
Garrettsville Eagles Mother’s Day Breakfast May 13 8-11 AM. $6 per person. $3 ages 5-10. Free under age 5. All mothers free. No Take-outs please
Revival – Jr. Angle, May 14-18, nightly at 7 PM. Special Guest- Grandson, 12 yr. Old Dillon Angle speaking May 15. Ravenna Freewill Baptist Church. 1000 Park Ave. Ravenna. Everyone welcome.
May 14 at the Newton Falls Community Center from 5-7pm. Free to all seniors, 50/50 and raffle-prizes. Come join us for the fun
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.
Parkman Historical Society Meeting
Come learn about the history of the Parkman Community House on May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community House on St. Rt. 422, Parkman.
Newton Falls Exempted Village School Board of Education will hold its regular board meeting on may 17 at 6pm. Located in Jr. high 907 ½ Milton Blvd. Newton Falls.
Warren Township Garden Club card party May 17 at Johnson Community Center, 800 Gillmer Rd NW Leavittsburg. Doors open at 5pm. Admission $5 donation, includes dinner, 50/50, small Chinese auction. Questions call Judy 330-872-0847.
To Kill a Mockingbird
May 17, 18 & 19
“To Kill a Mockingbird” will be performed for the public on May 17th, May 18th at 7:30pm and May 20th at 2:00pm. All tickets are $5.00 .The historic Geauga Theater is located on beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street, Chardon, Ohio. For information or to purchase tickets visit www.geaugatheater.org, or call the box office at 440-286-2255.
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.
Home Gospel Concert Series
7:00 – 9:00pm May 18 at Akron Free Will Baptist. 1802 Eastwood Ave Akron, Ohio Performing Artists: Host Group: Down Home Gospel Q.T. Guests: Violet Maynard Family Columbus, Ohio. Other talent. Love offering will be taken.For more information call 330 256 3114
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.
GrassRoots Community Gardeners’ Plant Sale
May 18 & 19
9th annual perennial sale May 18 from 10-1 and May 19 from 10-1 at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle. Always welcoming new members! For more information call Johanna Wilson (330) 367-7608
May 18 & 19
Portage County Gardeners’ annual plant sale will be held on May 18 from 4 -7 PM and on May 19 from 9 AM – 2 PM at 5154 S. Prospect St. (SR 44) in Rootstown. In addition to the perennials donated by the gardeners, there will be annuals, hanging baskets, planters, herbs, and vegetable plants for sale. Inside the building there will be a bake sale, raffle, kid’s corner and a garden cafe serving lunch on Saturday. A hot dog and drink will be available for purchase on Friday. Be sure to visit the Garden Shop, new this year, filled with garden gifts and treasures.
All-you-can -eat pancakes (in house) breakfast, served with sides of sausage (links or patties), eggs, orange juice, syrup, coffee or sausage gravy with biscuits served with eggs, orange juice, coffee. May 19 from 8am-noon. Adults $5.75, 5-12 yrs. $2.75, under 5 free. Tickets to be purchased at the door. Take outs are available, call 330-872-1328 to place order. First Christian Church of Newton Falls
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 $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.
Celtic Beltane Festival
The 8th Annual Celtic Beltane Festival, sponsored by the Scottish American Society [www.scottishamericansociety.org] will be held on May 19 at Maize Valley Market and Winery, 6193 Edison St. NE (St. Rt. 619) Hartville, Ohio 44632 [330-877-8344]. Gates open at 10:00. Free parking. Admission cost: Age 100 and over, free. Age 8 and under, free. Over age 8 – $6.00. $20 for a family. All entertainment included. The entertainment will feature two pipe bands: The Cyril Scott Pipe Band from Columbus and The Celtic Eagle Pipe Band, at one point playing together. The Akron Ceili Band and the Northeast Ohio Celtic Harpers will present traditional Scottish and Irish tunes. Also appearing: Welsh Country dancers of Columbus, Ohio, Scottish Country Dancers from Columbus, Kent Scottish Country Dancers, the Tigh na Creige Highland Dancers and the O‘Hare School of Irish Dance will perform.
Community Garage Sale
Community garage sale sponsored by Atwood-Mauck Post 459 on May 19 from 8am-1pm. 14052 Goodwin St. Burton. Contact Mike 330.286.1202
Antique Tool Show
The annual Antique Tool show will be held from 10 am -3pm in the Bond Bldg. Century Village Museum, Burton. Free to public. Come see tools you won’t see again at the 6th annual tool show. Contact Dan Miller 330 297 6344
Indoor Garage Sales
The First Church of God will be holding an indoor garage sale at 426 West Broad St., Newton Falls on May 10 from 9 am – 4 pm
Audubon International Migratory Bird Day, May 19th 1-5 pm, Novak Educaton Center, 382 Townline Road, Aurora, OH. Fun for the whole family. Back To The Wild with live birds, hayride, free hot dogs, bird walk, children’s activities. Event is free.
Coffee with the Birds
Have you ever been sitting in a chair with a cup of coffee enjoying the view of your bird feeder and said, “Geez, I wonder what kind of bird that is,” or, “How can I get more birds to come?” Well, now’s your chance to get those questions answered and still enjoy that cup of joe indoors. Join Naturalist Nora Sindelar for an “inside” look at bird watching as we enjoy sitting around our bird feeding station indoors with beverages and snacks. 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Swine Creek Reservation, Lodge, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield Township
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.
Re-Creation will be in concert May 20 at 7:00 pm at the Windham United Methodist Church, 9051 N Main St, Windham, OH. Re-Creation is a group of dynamic young people who present both religious and family-oriented music which provides entertainment programming for Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in the United States. The group’s remarkable blending of voices, tasteful apparel, and dynamic presentation contribute to a unique and memorable worship experience. The public is invited to attend the concert. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be received.
Amvets Post 112 Breakfast
The Amvets will be hosting a breakfast on May 20 from 9 am to noon at 37 W. Braods St in Newton Falls. Adults $6; Children ages 4-9 $4; Under 4 free.
Habitat for Humanity Prospective Homeowner Orientation
Interested in becoming a homeowner? Great! Habitat can help. Habitat for Humanity of Portage County will be holding an orientation class on Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. at the Habitat Offices, located at 6630 Cleveland Rd. Ravenna 44266 Things to keep in mind before you attend this class: In order to apply for a Habitat for Humanity house, you have to attend an orientation class. Applicants must be able to pay a monthly mortgage and be willing to complete a minimum of 250 “sweat equity” hours. Construction is underway and houses will be available for this fall. For more information and to RSVP for this class, please contact Habitat at 330-296-2880 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org Hope to see you there!
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.
Crestwood Scholarship 8th Annual Golf Outing
Mantua Shalersville Area Chamber of Commerce’s (MSACC) 8th Annual Golf Outing to be held June 6 at Tanglewood National Golf Club. Cost is $65pp or $260 team. This fund raiser supports two $1,000 Scholarships for Crestwood Seniors. For more info call Graham Harmon 330-274-8225 or Joann Vance at 440-632-3233.
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.
Summer Camp Counseler Registrations
June 11 – Aug 10
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is taking registrations for Jr Camp Counselor for our Summer Playground Day Camp. This program is open to students entering 8th, 9th or 10th grades in the Fall 2012 and the program is held at John Tontimonia City Park.This program is designed for individuals with leadership qualities and who love to work with children. Participants will enjoy all the same activities as the Playground Camp participants and assist in the program planning, activities, general park duties and a community service project. For more information call the (330) 296-2864
Ladies Guild Trip to Erie, PA
The Ladies Guild of St. Mary and St. Joseph Church is sponsoring at trip to Erie PA on June 13th. Among the places visited will be St. Peter Cathedral built in 1873, at delicious group luncheon will be served on a paddlewheel boat cruise aboard the lovely Victorian Princess. It will journey out into the scenic Presque Isle Bay. Later in the afternoon we will journey into one of Pennsylvania’s premier wine growing regions to a local winery for sampling and shopping. A dinner stop will be made en route home. The trip will leave St. Mary & St. Joseph parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and return at 7:30 p.m. Tour cost is $79.00 per person . Space is limited—first come, first served. Price includes bus transportation, luncheon, cruise, all sightseeing, church donations, driver tip and is fully escorted. Make checks payable to Wendt Touring and mail to Ruby Bajnok, 5203 Taylor Avenue, NF 44444. Phone 330-872-7928.
Summer Playground Day Camp
June 18- July 19
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is taking registrations for Summer Playground Day Camp. Packets may be picked up at the Recreation Department office. This program is held at John Tontimonia City Park and is open to all children entering kindergarten through grade seven in Fall of 2012. Event sponsor is Medical Mutual. Also included is a Ravenna School District Summer Reading & Math program for children in Ravenna School District entering 1st through 5th grades in Fall 2012 will be offered free of charge for a 5 week program from June 18-July 19.
For more information call the (330) 296-2864.
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.
Junior Golf Clinic
June 19- 21
Ravenna Recreation is offering Junior Golf Clinic for children ages 8 to 16 years at Windmill Lake Golf Club on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, June 19 to June 21, 2012 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. This instructional clinic will teach putting, chipping, golf etiquette, iron and wood play. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS JUNE 15 OR UNTIL FILLED. Checks made payable to Windmill Lake Golf Club, but mailed to Ravenna Parks and Recreation, 530 N. Freedom Street, Ravenna, Ohio. Fee is $40.00 For more information call Ravenna Recreation Department at (330) 296-2864. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.
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
Friends of Melana 2nd Annual 5k
The Friends of Melana Committee is pleased to announce our 2nd annual 5k and 1 mile run/walk benefiting Childhood Glioma Cancer. The date for the event is set at June 24th at 9:00 a.m. right by the Garrettsville Summerfest Main Stage. We had 180 participants last year and we want this year to be bigger and better than ever! The cost for the event is $25.00 for runners and $10.00 for walkers. This year we are also featuring a DJ to play warm up music. The atmosphere will be fun and exciting. More information is available at www.summerfest5k.eventbrite.com
Vacation Bible School – “Incrediworld”
June 25 – 29
First Baptist Church of Garrettsville. 7656 State Route 82 Garrettsville, OH 44231. Ages – 2 yrs old to 12 yrs old – PLUS an Adult Class 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 330-527-2727
“Run of the Ox”
5k run/walk held during the Ox Roast Festival. 7 AM registration. 8 AM race. St. Joseph’s Church in Mantua. Pre-registration is $16. Race day registration $20. Awards to top 3 overall and top 3 in 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over. For more info call 216-752-5151
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.