We’re All Invited
New Classes At GLTG
Geauga Lyric Theater Guild. In the after-school class “Ipaint” and “American Tall Tales” as well as Over 20 Classes in the arts for youth through adults are being presented this season. For a full listing go to www.geaugatheater.org, or call the business office at 440-285-7701. Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water Street in Chardon, and the Arts Center is across the street at 106 Water Street.
Newton Falls Season Passes
On Sale Now
Tickets are on sale at the Superintendent’s Office, located at 909½ Milton Blvd., for the upcoming Newton Falls Tiger Football Season from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The cost for reserved season passes for 5 home games is $40.00. Also available, are 10-game passes for adults for $50.00, and student 10-game passes for $30.00. These 10-game passes are good for any varsity event, i.e., volleyball, soccer, football, basketball or track. Family passes are also available.
All Marched Out
The Marching Pride are selling the old band uniforms. If you are a member past, present or just a fan of the band the cost is $50.00. Please contact Judy Huehner for more information @ 330-687-0630 Grab your piece of history before they are all gone.
Did someone say “Special”
Stop by the band booster booth at this Fridays game and enjoy our weekly special of mini corn dogs. Grab a side of fresh-cut fries and a fruit smoothie to go with them. Don’t forget the deep-fried Oreos for desert.
Join Portage County District Library this fall for a number of great storytimes. Registration begins the first week in September. Register online at www.portagelibrary.org. Select Library Programs. Contact your branch library for specific details. Branch libraries include Aurora Memorial (330-562-6502), Garrettsville (330-527-4378), Pierce Streetsboro (330-626-4458), Randolph (330-325-7003), and Windham (330-326-3145).
Ravenna Freewill Baptist Church
Looking for a church to worship and praise God? Come and meet everyone at the Ravenna Freewill Baptist Church, 1000 Park Ave. Ravenna. Sunday school 10 am, Morning worship 11 am, and evening worship 6:30 pm.
God Provides Free Meal
Nelson UMC will be presenting its free meal as usual, the last Friday of the month, Aug 31 from 4-6 pm. Cabbage casserole, carrots and cake will be served. Hope to see you there.
Dance Lesson Registration
Through Sept 4
Ravenna Parks and Recreation is registering for Ballet & Tap lessons for children 6 and up, baton lessons for children ages 4 through 18 years old, Hip Hop dance lessons for children 1st through 12th grade, Pre-Dance lessons for children 3 to 5 years old Registration and payment in person during registration through September 4. Enrollments are taken only during the fall of 2012. For more info contact Ravenna Rec at (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m. Office located at 530 N. Freedom Street, Ravenna.
Starting Sept 2
Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays. Classes will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. from Sept. 2 – 30 at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park. Participants should bring a water bottle and a mat. Class fee is $32 for city taxpayers and $37 for non-city taxpayers or an $8.00 drop in fee. This four week program will strengthen your abdominal muscles, increase your flexibility and improve your overall muscle tone and posture.Pre-registration required by calling Ravenna Recreation (330) 296-2864 or stop in at 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Upton Open House
The Upton Association would like to announce the plans for the next Open House, scheduled for Sept 2 from 2 PM to 5 PM and will feature table setting displays, with Darlyn Gardiner hosting the event. Upton House is located in downtown Warren and is operated by the Harriet Taylor Upton Association on 380 Mahoning Ave. NW in Warren. The home is available for tours as well as rental for meetings, parties and events. The Association also sells bricks for the Women’s Park . For more information , phone 330-395-1840 or visit the web at www.uptonhouse.org .
First Church of God in Windham at 9016 N Main St will kick off a monthly fellowship time to follow the morning worship on the first Sunday of each month. The fellowship will include beverages and refreshments and everyone is invited to stay after the service.
Geauga Park District at The Great Geauga County Fair
thru Sept. 3
Since 1996, the Park District’s open wood building has given fairgoers a taste of what their local park has to offer. This year’s interactive display showcase Ohio’ only designated International Dark Sky Park, the new Observatory Park in Montville Township. Natural Resources Area, Geauga County Fairgrounds, 14373 North Cheshire Street in Burton.
PCDL Closed for Labor Day
All branches and offices of Portage County District Library will be closed Sept.3, in observance of Labor Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Visit us online at www.portagelibrary.org for information about library programs and services. Find us on Facebook.
Geauga County Dog Shelter Reunion
RSVP by Sept 4
Adoption reunion Sept 8 from noon-5:00pm. $20 per family. At Camp Chickagami Route168. Cost is $20 per family. RSVP / more information call 440-286-8135.
New Hours At Burton Public Library
Beginning Sept 4
The library will be open longer hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Beginning September 4, library hours are as follows: Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Burton Public Library will remain closed on Sundays. The library’s phone number is 440-834-4466. Visit us on Facebook or the web: www.burton.lib.oh.us
Tae Kwon Do Classes
Starting Sept 4
New session of Tae Kwon Do will be held from Sept.4 to 27 at WILLYARD SCHOOL in Ravenna for ages 7 years to adults, male or female. Tae Kwon Do emphasizes self-discipline, exercise, and martial art skills. Instructors work with students individually and as a group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Participants must have a mouth piece on first night. Male students are required to wear protective gear after the second week. Cost is $40 and is paid the first night to the instructors.To register, call Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department at 330-296-2864. Check out their web site www.martialartsravenna.com.
On Sept. 4,the Friendly Squares of Niles, is having an Introduction to Square Dancing for all ages. The dancing will start at 7:00pm at the Niles Senior Center.14 E.State St.in Niles,Ohio.For more information call: (330)506-3370
Make the Most with Compost
The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District, the Geauga OSU Extension Master Gardeners and the Geauga County Storm Water Task Force invite you to “Make the Most with Compost!” This free workshop will be held on Sept. 5 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (S.R. 87), Russell, Ohio 44072.
The Southington UMC, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington will be holding a chicken dinner on Sept. 5 from 3:30-6:00pm. Adults: $8, children: $4 and 3 and under eat free. Carry outs will be available, stop by and pick up dinner for the family. Call the church, (330) 989-2156 and they will be ready for pickup when you get there.
Misc. Garage Sale
Eastside Church of God, 137 Vine Street. Warren, OH. Sept 7 9-2
Cops & Kids Fishing Day
The Hiram Police Department will be holding the community program called, “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day. The event will be free of charge to anybody who attends. The intent of “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day is to bring community children closer to law enforcement officers and build lifelong bonds. The “Cops and Kids Fishing Day” event is scheduled for September 8th from 10am-2pm at Camp Asbury.
“God’s Kids Puppet Ministry”
Wayland Community Church, 6355 Wayland Rd. in Wayland, will be hosting “God’s Kids Puppet Ministry” on Sept. 8 at 6:00pm. All are welcome and everyone is invited to attend. For more information call (330) 938-2335 or (330) 358-2639
Aurora Class of ‘67
45th reunion picnic on Sept 8. at the home of Jim Ratcliff, Freedom Ohio. Please contact Ruth Studer (330) 507-7554 or Jim (330) 297-5659 for directions and RSVP.
34th Annual Potato Stomp
The 34th Annual Potato Stomp 9 mile race will take place on September 8th. The Potato Stomp is a classic road race through the scenic streets of Mantua Village and the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley. There is a one-mile Fun Run that begins at 8:30am and the 9-mile race begins at 9am. Fun Run registration on race day is $8 with no shirt/$15 including shirt. Race day entry fee for the nine mile race is $15 with no shirt/$20 including shirt. For race and/or registration information, call 330-842-0856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Marching Pride On-the-road
Sept 8, 15 & 22
The Marching Pride will be taking the show on the road over the next few weeks. Starting with the Solon Band Bash on September 8 at 7:00pm in Solon. The next show is September 15 when the Pride will attend the University of Akron Band day where the Pride will march with Akron Zips band at halftime. The third show is on September 22 at 7:00pm at Aurora. Come out and cheer on your MARCHING PRIDE!
Craft show tables available: The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be hosting a craft show on September 8, at the Parkman Community House. The show will start at 10 am and close at 3 pm. Doors will open 2 hours prior to the show for set up. Tables are $25 each and are on a first come first serve basis. Advanced payment is required to hold a table. For more information call (330) 889-9600 or email email@example.com
Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs
Sundays Beginning Sept. 9
Times: 2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm Sunday Afternoons. All Levels, All Hours. Lesson are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Free time at the end. September 9,16,23,30, and October 7th Cost: $50.00 per Child for all 5 lessons. 4 years and older. Sign-ups: Sept. 8th, from 2:30-4:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. Register online! Deadline to register September 6th http://www.hiram.edu/athletics/menssports/swim/lessons.html. Questions? Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343
All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
12:00pm-3:00pm At Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner Includes: Spaghetti & meatballs, salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and dessert (Carry out available) Adults:$7.00 Children: $3.00 (6-11) Children: FREE(5& under) For any additional information Tom Fetock (330) 872-5886, Matt Stimac (330)872-7865 or Jim Burns(330)883-0575. Knights Of Columbus Council #3350. 100 Superior St. Newton Falls Ohio.
The Crazy Quilters Guild 15th Anniversary will be Sept 9 3-6 pm at Grace UMC, 1725 Drexel Ave N.W. Warren, OH. Vendor mall, quilt show, scissor and knife sharpening on site, demos, door prizes and free refreshments. Sheila McKnight (330) 898-8105
Scottish American Society Meeting
The Scottish American Society will be gathering on Sept. 9th, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Main Library, Akron-Summit County Public Library system, 60 S. High Street, in Akron. Free parking is immediately adjacent to the building in the parking garage. Any and all are invited to attend our meetings. You do not have to be Scottish, but must have an interest in our Scottish culture. For more information call: Jim or Margaret Frost at: 330.882.0342, or Gene or Betty Marcus at: 330.499.1681.
Crestwood Board of Education
Meeting will be held Sept. 10 at 7:00 pm at the Crestwood High School Library due to the Labor Day holiday.
Sept. 10 & 12
Portage County District Library is partnering with Connect Ohio to offer free computer training sessions to Portage County residents. The training sessions offered will provide basic Internet training such as computer basics, an introduction to the Internet and email basics. Sessions will be held at the Garrettsville Library (10482 South Street) Sept. 10 through Sept. 12 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. and at the Pierce Streetsboro Library (8990 Kirby Lane) Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Register online at www.portagelibrary.org or call 330-562-6502 for more information.
Crosstrailers Square Dance Club
Sept. 10 & 17
Join in the fun of western style square dancing, a fun activity and great aerobic exercise. Beginner’s lessons with two free nights on September 10 and 17 are being offered at the First United Methodist Church, North Park Avenue, Warren 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Our professional caller/teacher is John Ramsey. Line dances are included with some lessons. The Crosstrailers are celebrating their 37th anniversary, and invite all ages to participate in square dancing. For more information, please call 330 898-1997 and 330 898-5749.
Burton Library Storytime
Beginning Sept 11
The Burton Public Library will offer five storytimes for young children this fall beginning Sept 11. Preschool Storytime for 4 and 5-year-olds will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. is “Rockin’ at the Library” for 2 – 5-year olds and their families. Beginning Sept.12 at 10:30 a.m. is “All Aboard Storytime” for 2 – 5 year-olds and their families. Beginning on Sept. 13, Baby Rhyme Time will be held Thurs mornings at 9:30 for infants through 18-month olds and their caregivers. Toddler Time for 18-month to 3-year olds will be Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. All storytimes are free of charge. Please call the library to register for all programs: 440-834-4466.
T’ai Chi Classes
Starting Sept 13
Ravenna Recreation Department is offering a 6-week, adult beginner / intermediate T’ai Chi class on Thursday evenings beginning Sept. 13 to Oct. 18. Sessions will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park. Instructor is Bill Vandenboom. This class is Yang style, long form T’ai Chi. Fee is $35 for Ravenna city taxpayers and $40 for non-city taxpayers. For more information or to register contact Ravenna Recreation, 530 N. Freedom St. or call (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.
Starting Sept 13
Yoga classes offered by Ravenna Recreation are held Thursdays 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at Tower Lodge in City Park from Sept.13 to Oct 18 . Fee for city taxpayers is $32.00 and non-city taxpayer fee is $37.00, drop-in fee $8.00. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace; bring a mat and wear loose fitting clothing. To register contact Ravenna Recreation (330) 296-2864 at 530 N. Freedom Street weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.
Mantua Legion #193 Monthly Soup Supper Rescheduled
Rescheduled for Sept 14
Mantua Legion and Auxiliary #193 has rescheduled its monthly soup supper to Sept 14 at 6:00 pm. The cost for soup, salad and dessert is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Open to public.
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 game against Southeast will be an away game. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.
Rusyn Day Picnic
The Cleveland Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society is sponsoring its 8th annual Rusyn Day Picnic, or Vatra, on Sept.15 from Noon to 8 pm. There will be ethnic food, music, folk dancing, genealogy and sales. It will be held at the Shrine of Mariapoch, 17486 Mumford Road, Burton which is north of Route 422. It will be held rain or shine and there is free admission. All are welcome. For more info, call Bonnie at (440) 729-2045 or Jim at (330) 544-0107.
Seeking Vendors & Exhibitors
Sept 15 & 16
The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses and agencies to set up booths September 15 in downtown Ravenna and September 15 & 16 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna. For downtown Ravenna booth space application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For SUNBEAU Valley Farm booth application call Heather Sepelak at 330-357-1206. For all general questions regarding the BAF Festival please call 330-296-FAIR.
Parkman Historical Society presents Parkman Schools from the years 1901 to 1914 Sept. 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community House on St. Rt. 422 in Parkman, Ohio
Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 14780 Mayfield Rd, E. Claridon. From 2-7pm, enjoy a picnic dinner, free entertainment for all ages, worship 101, Raffles, corn hole tournament, bounce house and slide, sumo suits, Velcro wall, guessing games and pie auction. Call (440) 635-4744 for more details
The Christian Life Center will host a Gospel Fest on September 23, 2012 at 3:30pm. The church is located at 5931 Rhodes Road Kent. (Church behind Gabriel Brothers) Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The Gospel Fest will showcase several local groups. Interested groups can call the church for an application. Applications must be returned within 30 days from the date received. The Gospel Fest is free and open to the public, although a freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church invites the community to “come out and enjoy some good Gospel music and fellowship.” For more information, please contact CLC Church Administrator, Deborah Sunderland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 330-678-9234. The church office hours; Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM.
Hubs Square Dance Class
Fun + Friendship + Fitness! That’s Western Style Square Dancing. The Hubs Square Dance Club is now accepting reservations for new dancers. Beginner Dances, with the first night free, will begin on Sept. 24 at Bainbridge Community Church, Rt 306, just south of Rt. 422 from 7 to 9:30 pm. We’ve been dancing since 1970 and invite all ages to participate in square dancing. Get out of the Rut! To register or for more information
call 330-562-8719 or 330-842-1171.
Fall Fish Sale
The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Fall Fish Sale is right around the corner! We are currently taking orders for fingerling-size largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill/sunfish mix, minnows, white amurs, and yellow perch. The Fish Sale will be held on Sept. 25 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds. Order deadline is Sept. 24th. Please visit the district website at www.geaugaswcd.com or call (440) 834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.
“Living well with Fibromyalgia”
A free forum, “Living Well With Fibromyalgia,” co-sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and UH Geauga Medical Center, will offer more information about fibromyalgia while exploring management strategies and treatment options. The forum will be held, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Sisters of Notre Dame Auditorium, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon, a continental breakfast will be available. Parking is in two adjacent lots and some walking is required. Pre-registration is required due to limited space. Register online at http://chardonfibroforum.kintera.org OR call 800-245-2275, ext. 6437.
3rd Annual Craft Show
Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St Rt. 225, Diamond, OH 44412 from 10 AM – 4 PM . We’ll have several Chinese Auction baskets compliments of area businesses. We are currently looking for crafters and patrons. If you’d like to display your crafts please go to: www.palmyratownship.com to fill out the registration form, call 330 654-5447 or 330 557-6173 to have one mailed to you, e-mail email@example.com to have one e-mailed to you or stop by the station Monday – Friday 6 AM – 6 PM.
The Trumbull County 4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers Club will host a free NRA Youth Sportsfest on Sept. 29 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Fish & Game Club of Vienna on SR 193 across from the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport. The purpose of this event is to teach basic gun & archery safety, demystify firearms by providing hands-on experience, and provide an enjoyable learning experience to all youth ages 9 to 18 years old. Pre-registration before SEPTEMBER 24 is required at (330) 898-4486 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents must sign a release. No guns owned by the participants are to be brought to this event!!
Emergency Planning Committee Workshop
Oil and gas well emergency response, Portage County Emergency response plan and SERC State Reports. Ravenna Elks Club, 776 N. Freedom St. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Deadline for registration is Sept 24. 100 registrant limitation.
Tickled Pink Shopping Extravaganza
Fall is in the air and that means that the holiday season can’t be far behind! Get a jump on your holiday gift shopping at the Friends of WomenSafe Tickled Pink Shopping Extravaganza. For the low admission price of $1.00 (children under 12 free) on October 6, 2012. You’ll have the chance to win great items at the Chinese Auction or cash from the 50/50 Raffle! The Coffee Corner in Burton will be serving reasonably priced sandwiches, cookies and beverages. Shopping hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kent State University Geauga Campus, 14111 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton.
Although space is limited, there is still room available for vendors. Call Amanda at #440-413-6637 for more information. Proceeds from this event go to support the important work of WomenSafe, which has been serving families throughout Northeast Ohio for over 30 years. Friends of WomenSafe, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with the sole mission of generating unrestricted funds for WomenSafe, is proud to host this exciting sale.
Master Gardeners Volunteers
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. this is the time to buy and plant bulbs. Master Cardener Casey Judd will discuss bulbs that bloom in each season. Light refreshments and handouts included $15 fee. 440-834-4656 to register. Class will be held at the Patterson Center on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, OH 44021.
Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 6 & 7
We would like to invite you to attend our country festival. We are located in Huntsburg, Ohio in Geauga County at the intersections of State Routes 322 & 528. We are celebrating our 43rd year.There is no entrance fee and all of our contests, entertainment and attractions are free. We offer free parking and a free shuttle service from the parking areas to the Festival grounds 10:00 am till 6:00 pm. We offer this festival free because of the generous donations of our sponsors. This year our attractions include Jungle Terry, The Ramrod Busters, Antique Tractors & Engines, Classic Car Show, Fort Huntsburg Country Band, Cardinal School Show Choir the Cardinaires, The Cardinal Marching Band, Bagpipe performance by Geauga Highlanders, Northern Comfort a local country band, and the Usual Suspects Band, K-9, Demos by Geauga County Sheriff’s Dept., and the Walnut Hill Cloggers.
Murder Mystery Night
Doors Open at 6:00PM.Featuring the Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre Mystery Group. $35.00 Per Ticket. Limited Number of Tickets Available…Pre-Sale Only! Mystery, Dinner, Raffles & Cash Bar “My Big Fat Geek Wedding” Mysstteerry Murrdeerr Niigghhtt. For Tickets Call Donna Bicker at 216-210-1677 or Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093. Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall • 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua Benefit for Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation.In Memory of Melana Matson, Her Hope Shines On.