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G-W Soccer Club Needs YOU!!

G-W Soccer Club needs new trustees this year to continue the wonderful tradition we have seen over the past 10 yrs. and to get the season off to a great start.  Any willing participants please contact Russ (russell61731@yahoo.com),  Bob (matrixprints@yahoo.com), or Stacey (martin.neer@earthlink.net)  who are stepping down after 5 yrs. as trustees.  We have all the info needed to continue the program in an efficient manner and will answer any questions you may have.  Typically 4 to 5 trustees are best suited to spread the work items around.   Sign-ups are typically held in June with teams assembled by August 1.  Again, please step up to continue this wonderful club.

 

Vendors Wanted Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Today

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 rinearson05@frontier.com

 

Seeking Artisans

Register Today 

The DMRC is seeking artisans for the 4th Annual Art on the Hill to be held from 10-5. Booth fee is just $45. An application and more information can be found at mantuashalersvillechamber.com or by calling 330-414-6486. Art on the Hill is sponsored by Rick Frato, Financial Advisor – Edward Jones and the Community Journal. We hope to see you in July!

 

Volunteers Needed

The Camelot Center is currently seeking volunteers to assist with their therapeutic horseback riding program.  Minimum age is 14 years old.  Volunteers are needed to assist riders to groom their horses before lessons, lead horses, sidewalk riders who may need physical or emotional support, help with general maintenance and fundraisers. Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays with classes in the mornings, afternoon and early evening.  No horse experience is needed as we will teach you what you need to know.  This is a great way to be with children, adults and horses and have fun while helping others.  Please contact the barn at 330-889-0036 for more info or email us at info@camelotcenter.org.

 

Attention Crafters & Vendors

Register Today

The Ravenna Summerfest is June 16 from 10-6. We are currently looking for additional crafters and vendors to add to the day’s 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!

 

Chardon Flea Market

Friday’s starting June 1

The Chardon Square Association is pleased to announce the return of the Farmers Market, Flea Market, and Kids Flea Market. The month of June includes all these popular markets held on the beautiful historic Square. The Farmers Market  each Friday starting June 1 through September from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on the Square. The 21st Annual Flea Market will be on June 2 from 9:00 AM to 4 PM on the Square. The second Annual Kids Flea Market will be on June 10 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on the Square. During this market, kids are encouraged to show up to purchase a booth space to show their toys and maybe make a little bit of money from other local kids selling their toys.

 

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 is available for research. Everyone is welcome.

 

Sunday Morning Fellowships

Every Sunday

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.

 

Book Sale Donations

Accepting Now

The West Geauga Friends of the Library are now accepting donations for their annual summer book sale. Bring your donations of gently-used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comics, CDs, DVDs, books on tape or CD, puzzles, board games, sheet music and prints (no textbooks or encyclopedias, please) to the Geauga West Library during regular library hours.  The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.

 

Big Brothers & Sisters Needed

Call Today

705 Oakwood St. Suite 103, Ravenna

Start the summer by helping a child and gaining a friend. Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County are in need of men & women to volunteer as mentors and role models to children. We have over 80 children, all over Portage County, waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister. Call today (330) 296-6655 or visit www.bbdportage.com

 

Band members needed for July 4 Concert

July 4

Anyone who plays a band instrument and can read music is invited to join the Hiram Community band for our July 4 concert at 4pm. There are openings in all sections. Rehearsals will be held on June 20, June 28 and July 3 from 7-9 in Frohring Music Hall on the Hiram College campus. We’ll be doing music from the ‘60s, and music from the World War II era. If interested in playing, please contact Jeffery Quick at jaq@case.edu or (330) 527-0144

 

Chagrin Valley Toastmasters

1st & 3rd Tuesdays

Meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the Chagrin Falls Library at 6:45pm. Learn to speak confidently with group support. Call Pat (216) 324-3934

 

Kiwanis All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

 June 8

Join the Kiwanis club for an  All-You-Can-Eat spaghetti dinner on June 8th from  5-7 pm in the Hiram College Kennedy Center.  Dinner includes spaghetti with a choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert.  Adults are $6 and kids 8 and under eat FREE! Carry-out available.  There will be a silent auction!  Our co-host this month is the Hiram Police Dept.’s “Shop with a Cop” program.

 

Open House at Geauga Theater

June 8

The Geauga Lyric Theater Guild is welcoming the community at an Open House this June 8th at Geauga Theater, from 4 pm to 6 pm. It will be an opportunity for businesses and residents alike to learn about future plans for the theater and arts center, sponsorship opportunities in the season program or marquee, the growing arts education program, our upcoming season and purchase season passes. Meet the Guild’s Board President Lee Ann Tamburrino and Executive Director Chris Cipriani. Refreshments will be served, sponsored by Rosepointe Cottage Tea Room in Chardon. The historic Geauga Theater is located on beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street, Chardon, Ohio. For information about the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild visit www.geaugatheater.org, or call 440-285-7701.

 

Annual Rainbow Girls Car Wash

June 8

Dirty car getting you down?  Wash away your winter dirt and grime.  Bring your car to the annual Car Wash sponsored by W. Farmington Assembly #116 of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.  It will be held at the Champion Arby’s on June 8 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.  The cost is by donation and the proceeds will go to the girls’ treasury.  This year the girls have collected donations for the Relay for Life, Hospice House, Scholarship Fund, Diabetes Step Out Walk, Wounded Warrior Project and Make A Splash programs. For more information about how your daughter age 11 to 19 can join this community service organization please visit our website: www.mastermason.com/WFarmington116 or call our Mother Advisor, Roxanne York, at (330) 240-5116.

Relay For Life

June 8

Lordstown-Newton Falls Relay for Life begins 6/8/12 at 6:00 p.m. and ends 6/9/12 at 6:00 p.m. Come join us for the fun and festivities.   Newton Falls High School Track.  907 Milton Blvd S. For information on the survivor dinner contact Laura Harkless at 872-0370

 

Annual Spring Rummage Sale

June 8 & 9

Edinburg First Church of God Rummage Sale  will be held on June 8, 9am to 5pm;  June 9, 9am to 2pm. Missions will have a bake sale and the youth will serve lunch. Clothing, misc, much children’s clothing and large and small toys. For more information, please call Alma at 330-654-3841

 

Auxiliary Tea Luncheon

June 9

Join the UH Geauga Medical Center Auxiliary for a Tea Luncheon on June 9

from 11:30AM to 1:30 PM at The Sisters of Notre Dame Community Hall

1300Auburn Road,  Chardon, Ohio 44024. Door Prizes, American Cancer Society Style Show, Guest Speakers who will deliver messages of hope in dealing with cancer and  “Bras for a Cause” Fundraiser. Tickets are on sale in the Wish U Well Gift Shop at UH Geauga Medical Center from 7AM to 5PM Monday through Friday. Pre Sale tickets are $10.00. Day of the Event tickets are $12.50. For more information call Karen at 440.285.6271/ All proceeds will benefit the Uh Geauga Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center

 

Spaghetti Dinner

June 9

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on June 9 from 5-7PM. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carryout as well. Prices are: Adults $7.00, Children (4 thru 11) $6.00, Children 3 and under are free.

 

Portage Country Gardeners Workshop

June 9

Portage County Gardeners are hosting a workshop on June 9 at 10:00 at their Center, 5154 S. Prospect St., in Rootstown. This workshop is open to the public. The workshop topic is Green Cleaning. Participants will learn to use simple products like white vinegar and baking soda and will get to make and take three products. Please call Peggy Varney at 330-618-2257 to pre-register for this workshop. The cost is $15.00.

 

Dodge Test Drive For Crestwood Bands

June 9

On June 9 from 11 am – 2 pm  Dodge is teaming up with the Crestwood Bands for a fundraiser at Crestwood High School. For each person taking a test drive of a Dodge vehicle (must be age 18 with valid drivers license), the band will receive $20 from Dodge. There will also be concessions, hourly raffles, games, and a performance by the CHS Brass Quintet. Come on out and support the award-winning Crestwood Bands. For more information, call 330-212-3764.

 

Garrettsville Youth Football Sign-ups

June  9

Garrettsville youth football signups will be held on June 9 at the Village Hall from 9 am  – Noon. Registration for the 2012 season is $75/ player. Questions? Call Ted Lysiak (330) 216-7412 or Espy Hedge (330) 322-0007

 

2012 Gone Green Garden Tour

June 9

On June 9 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm  the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Geauga County Storm Water Task Force invite you to explore the county on this unique tour showcasing gardening and environmentally friendly yard practices.  As a “drive-it-yourself” tour participants will be able to travel freely to five different stops in Geauga County.  For more information please visit the District’s website at www.geaugaswcd.com or contact Gail Prunty at (440) 834-1122 ext. 2 orgprunty@geaugaswcd.com.

 

Parents without Partners Picnic Supper

June 9

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will have a picnic supper from 6:30-7:30 and its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30 on June 9. These monthly dances are open to the public, and non-members are invited to join the PWP members to celebrate the June picnic supper/dance theme of “Bring Your Best Friend” Cost for members is $12 per person. Cost for non-member is $14 per person. Call Mary at (330) 947-2867 or Warrine at (330) 322-9559 by June 8 for reservations and further information.

 

Nice & Easy Canoe Trip

June 10

Paddle on the serene upper Cuyahoga River near Burton.  The slow moving state scenic river winds through extensive wetlands and bottomland forests near Russell Park in Geauga County. The tour begins and ends at Russell Park on Rapids Road 2 miles north of U.S. Rte. 422 in Troy Township. Wildlife of the area includes river otters, beaver, mink, sandhill cranes, bald eagles, prothonotary warblers and the extremely rare jewel wing. The paddle will begin at 10:00am (length @ 3 miles). Fee: $25 per person for non-members, $20 for members. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Worship on the Porch & Picnic on the Porch

June 10

On June 10th Windham UMC will offer casual worship on their front lawn at 10am followed by a free picnic lunch & cornhole. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

 

Soccer Signups

By June 11

Newton Falls Youth Soccer Sign Ups. Open to all children ages 4 to 14. Go to www.nfysl44444.org for registration forms and information or call Denise at 330-442-7025. Must be postmarked by June 11th. Cost $55 per child, discounts for 2 or more.

 

Summer Day Camp

June 11 thru August 17

Renaissance Family Center starts their Summer Day Camp June 11 through August 17. Cooking, candy making, crafts, basketball, volleyball, decoupage, clay molding, scrap booking and so much more. Pick up a schedule at the Renaissance Family Center or call us 330-326-3003.

 

Hiram College Youth Football Camp

June 11-13

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

 

Day in the Country

June 13

Women’s Council for Hiram College is planning their Annual Day in the Country from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm.  Donations of gardening items, plants, jewelry, antiques, books, and household items are needed.  No clothing!   Bring your donations to the Martin Field House, SR 305 on  June 12 starting at 9 am.  If you need to have items picked up, please call 330-569-3119.  All proceeds benefit Hiram College Scholarships.

 

Free Community Dinner

June 14

Why cook supper when there is a free community dinner on June 14, at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main St. Windham.  The dinner will be served from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., while supply lasts.   The dining room is air-conditioned.  All are welcome. Bring your friends.  The Congregational UCC of Windham provides the dinner.  They are providing free dinners on the second Thursday of each month.  There is a ramp access at the front of the building.  No carryouts.  For more information call 330-326-3133

 

Free Movie

June 15

Our first Free Outdoor Movie June 15 at the Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr.  Windham. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy “We bought a Zoo” with free popcorn.

 

Local Author Series

June 16

The third in our 2012 Local Author Series features Melissa Gregory, author of No Longer Simple: The New Beginning and The Complication. Miss Gregory’s book, written for tweens and young adults, will also be enjoyed by adult readers. It is the story of a young woman who, after suffering a loss, must adjust to many changes in her life, including moving to a new state and going to a new school. This is the first in the No Longer Simple series by Miss Gregory, who is a Newton Falls Middle School teacher. The program will be held at the Newton Falls Library

June 16 at 2 pm.

 

Annual Reunion

June 16

The Annual Reunion of the Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends will be held June 16th at Divieste Banquet Hall, 754 North River Rd., N.W., Warren, Ohio.  Doors will open for visiting at 10 a.m. Dinner at Noon. $20.00 per plate.  Reservations Necessary.  Money, name and number in party send to: Evelyn Ballas 129 Bane Ave. Newton Falls, Ohio 44444.  For further details, contact Merial Price 330-889-3068 or Evelyn Ballas 330-872-0717.

 

Crusade

June 16 & 17

Missionary/Evangelists Don and Doris Carver of Louisville, Kentucky will hold crusade services at the Freedom Community Center, 8940 State Route 700, in Freedom Township. Services are scheduled for June 16 at 6 pm and June 17, at 11 am. This event is sponsored by Bethel Springs Fellowship, www.bethelspringsfellowship.org.

 

Poker Run

June 17

Rose’s Rescue, a non-profit pet rescue, will be sponsoring a Poker Run on June 17th, 2012. The cost is $15 riders, $10 passengers, and this includes dinner. You may register at Carlton Harley Davidson, 11771 SR 44, Mantua Oh. Check out our website, www.rosesrescue.net, for more info.

 

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 offered free of charge for a 5 week program from June 18-July 19. For more information call the (330) 296-2864.

 

Track Camp

June 18-21

Track Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held June 18-21 (RAINDATE: June 22) at Ravenna High School Stadium, 6:00 to 7:00 pm for grades 1st – 8th graders.    Fee is $17.00 for city taxpayers and $22.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 50.  Deadline to register is June 8. forms are available at Ravenna Recreation Department, 530 N. Freedom St, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Vacation Bible School

June 18-22

Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 North Main Street, Mantua, will be hosting Vacation Bible School June 18-22 from 9:30 to Noon. This year’s theme is the “Amazing Desert Journey”. We will be learning more about the Lord’s Prayer. Children age 3 through the 6th grade are welcome. To register call Diane Lottig at 330-274-2868 or the Church at 330-274-2849.  Come and enjoy a week of music, lessons, crafts and fun

 

Safety Town

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.

 

Girls Basketball Skills Camp

 June 18-21

There will be a basketball skills camp for girls entering grades 4-9 on June 18-21 at Garfield High School.  The cost of the camp is $35.   Registration forms can be printed by visiting the following web site:  http://tinyurl.com/GirlsSkillsCamp  Camp is sponsored by the Garfield Athletic Boosters

 

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 June 19 to June 21, 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

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

June 23

Western Phoenix Masonic Lodge # 42 of Parkman will be holding and all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner  on Saturday June 23rd from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Parkman Community House located at 16295 Main Market (Rt. 422), Parkman Ohio.  Adults $7. Proceeds to benefit the Boy Scout Troop #76  and the  Geauga County Dog Shelter.  For tickets call 216-389-7428.

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

June 23

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Swiss steak Dinner on June 23 from 5-7PM. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carryout as well. Prices are: Adults $7.00, Children (4 thru 11) $6.00, Children 3 and under are free.

 

Friends of Melana 2nd Annual 5k

June 24

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

June 24-28

First Baptist Church in Newton Falls

“Amazing Wonders Aviation: Awesome God! Amazing Power!” is the theme of this year’s Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls. The school will be held June 24-28 (Sunday-Thursday) from 6:00 to 8:30 PM and is open to children four years old through Grade 6.  There is no cost and registration can be online at www.fbcnewtonfalls.com  or by contacting the church (330) 872-7055.

 

Cheerleading & Hip Hop Camp

June 25-28

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Cheerleading and Hip Hop Camp for youth ages 5 to 11. The clinic will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday, June 25 to 28 at John Tontimonia City Park – Tower Lodge (rain date is June 29).  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayers is $27 and all others is $32.  Deadline is June 15.  Participants should bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.  Breakfast/snack will be served. Min 12 and max 50. Register with Ravenna Recreation, 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (330) 296-2864

 

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

 

Free Community Dinner

June 27

Enjoy our Free Community Dinner with Chef Jim’s Hot Dog sauce and free drawing June 27 from 5-6:30 pm at the Renaisannce Family Center. Everyone is welcome.

 

Rummage Sale & Auction

June 27

Rummage Sale and Auction at the Middlefield Senior Center located at 15820 Ridgewood Drive in Middlefield Village June 27.  Sale begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Auction will begin at 10:00 a.m.  For further information, call the Senior Center (440) 632-0611.

 

Family Fun Day Benefit for Angie Monroe

June 28

Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-10, and children under 3 are free. Your ticket gains you entry to the campground, parking, swimming, and lunch. Concessions will also be available throughout the day. A Chinese auction and 50/50 drawing will take place the day of the event as well. For questions or ticket information, contact Debby Brinsey (330) 240-3079. Heather Dewberry (330) 307-3603. Amy Hahn (330) 219-0782. Rose Bennett (330) 979-8785

 

Safety Village Registration

Deadline: June 30

Please register your 2012 – 2013 kindergartner now for James A. Garfield PTO Safety Village.  The areas to be covered are fire, school, gun safety, stranger danger, home and personal safety.  This is a great way to introduce your child into the school environment.  This is open to all incoming James A. Garfield Elementary kindergartners.  Registration fee is $25.00; this provides a T-shirt, snack, and craft every day, plus much more! The deadline for registration is June 30th.  If you have any questions or need a registration form please call Debbie D’Amico @ 330-527-0181.  Sorry – no late registrations and no walk-ins.

 

St. William Church  Trunk Sale

June 30

It’s a 1-day garage sale from the trunk of your car. June 30, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: St. William Parking Lot, 5431 Mahoning Ave., Champion, OH. Advance Sale:  $15.00 per spot. Day of Sale: $20.00 per spot (if available) Bring your own table to set up in front of your trunk. We will also be selling used books, media and baked goods. Refreshments will be available. For more information, please contact Debi Hayes @ 330-847-6556

 

An Accidental Garden

June 30

The profusion of weedy wildflowers along the former rail line that runs through an old industrial area of Ravenna is quite amazing and beautiful. This Portage Hike and Bike Trail is a botanical showcase. Velvet soft mullein, exotic viper’s bugloss, and a host of other vibrant flowers grow between the ties and along the rails. A surprising number of songbirds and butterflies also add to the charm of this seeming unattractive area. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station. Hiking fee: $8 for non-members, $5 for members. The hike will be from 8-10am. Directions will be sent upon registration. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

“Oklahoma”

July 13, 14, 20 & 21

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will present Oklahoma on July 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7pm and July 15 at 2pm in the James A. Garfield High School, Iva Walker Auditorium. Directed By: Missy Bookbinder and Jackie Rinearson, Musical Direction by: William Davies and Choreographed by Shanelle Waggoner. Tickets may be purchased at the door or call 216-375-0709 to purchase advance tickets. Ticket prices are: Adults 12 and older – $10.00, children under 12 and seniors over 65 – $7.00 and groups of 15 or more $5.00 each. Oklahoma is sponsored by Ryser Insurance and Gionino’s Pizzeria.

 

AMVETS  Post 112 Annual Scholarship Fund Golf Outing

July 14

Sign up at the AMVETS post 112 Newton Falls. 8:30 am shotgun start. $70 per player, $280 per team. Prizes, cold beer, soda and water are included. Four man scramble. 50/50 drawing. Donuts and coffee. Hot sausage sandwiches at the turn. Steak dinner after the round. Proceeds benefit Newton Falls High School Scholarship Fund

British Soccer Camp

July 16-20

Ravenna Recreation is registering for a Challenger – British Soccer Camp staffed by a team of British experts. Registration is limited, so register early.  All campers will receive a free British soccer ball, t-shirt, a personal skills evaluation and a giant soccer poster. In addition, anyone enrolled by June 1 at midnight will also be entitled to claim a FREE replica soccer jersey (valued at $39) that coaches themselves will wear during the week of camp. Cost: $170, to be held July 16-20 – six hour days from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and return each day from 5 to 8 p.m. Team camps also available upon request.  Deadline to register is July 8.  Register online at :  www.challengersports.com. For more information call (330) 296-2864 Ravenna Recreation, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 and 1 to 4:15 p.m. at 530 North Freedom St.

 

Trash & Treasure Sale

July 19-21

Parkman Congregational; Church is holding a Trash & Treasure Sale; July 19  & July 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 21 from  8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.  The church is located on Rt. 528/88 just north of Rt. 422 in Parkman.  Any questions, call the church office at 548-4829. Contact person: Roberta Barringer, Parkman Church, Women’s Fellowship representative

 

“Run of the Ox”

July 21

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

 

Summer Theater Clinic

July 23 thru Aug 9

Ravenna Recreation Department is offering a Summer Theater Clinic for boys and girls under the direction of Ric Hughes, Director of the Ravenna All-City Musical.   The Clinic will be held July 23 through August 9, 2012 at West Park School.  Registration is now through July 13th. After July 13th there is a $5.00 late fee if any openings.  Cost is $15 for city taxpayers or $20 for non-city taxpayers.   Fee includes breakfast each morning. Children entering 4th through 7th grade in the fall 2012 8:00am – 9:15am. Children entering K through 3rd grade in the fall 2012 8:45am – 10:00am.

Participants will work on scenes, monologues, improvisations, character analysis, and theater games. This summer’s course will focus on the Emmy Award-Winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series “Schoolhouse Rock”.   Whether you are the beginner or advanced student there is something for everyone in this clinic.    Free public performance will be held on August 9 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

Class of 1967 Reunion

July 28

Our 45 year reunion will be held at Sugarbush Golf Club. Please contact us if you were missed. Mary Jane Orr (330) 898-0384.

 

Brittany Myer’s Poker Run

Aug 4

The 11th Annual Brittany Myer’s Memorial Poker Run will take place on Saturday, August 4th Registration starts at 10AM at the Windham American Legion Hall.  2 or 4 wheels are welcome.  All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myer’s Scholarship Fund, the Special Needs Program at James A Garfield and the Youth Softball League. Call Jamie Cain and Becky Gough for details.

 

Flea Market/Craft Vendors Wanted

Aug 17, 18 & 19

The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County has a few flea marker/ craft vendor spaces available at their antique tractor show August 17, 18 & 19. $15 fee. Contact Terry (330) 442-2430

 

Save the Date!

Sept 15

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.