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All Marched Out
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The Marching Pride is  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.

Ravenna Freewill Baptist Church
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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.

Hiram Wind Ensemble
Tues & Thurs
The Hiram Wind Ensemble is looking for Brass players. Do you play trumpet, French horn, trombone, or tuba? if so, WE NEED YOU! Haven’t played for a while? we accept students at all ability levels. Community members welcome too. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 5:45pm in Frohring Recital Hall in the music building. We have instruments available for you to use. Email Professor Young if interested @youngke@hiram.edu woodwinds and percussionists are also welcome.

“5th Quarter”
Friday nights
Please join us for the 5th Quarter after EVERY James A. Garfield football game at the Numa Cafe inside the Lifechurch across from JAG High School. Come in to get coffee or hot chocolate and wait for your student to get back from the games in a warm inviting atmosphere. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the GARFIELD MVP CAMERA FUND

Plat Directories
Available now
2012 Geauga County Plat Directories are now available at the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District office!  Long-awaited and hot off the presses, these detailed reference books provide information including properties, ownership and acreage and are available for $30.  For more information or to purchase a plat book, stop by the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District at 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, Ohio 44021 or call 440-834-1122.

Windham Free Community Dinner
Sept 13
A free  community dinner  will be served Sept 13,  at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main St. Windham.  It will feature “Chicken Suzzane.” The dinner will be served  from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., while supply lasts.   All are welcome, bring your friends.  The dinner is provided by the Congregational UCC of Windham.  They are providing free dinners on the second Thursday of each month.  There is a ramp access at the front of the building.  No carry-outs.  For more information call 330-326-3133.

Mantua Story Time
Beginning Sept 13
Story Time for Children ages 2-5 (parents and younger siblings welcome) Beginning Thursday September 13th and each Thursday, unless Crestwood schools are closed. We provide an hour of stories, crafts, music, movement, and social interaction. No need to sign up or register, just come every week.  Mantua Center Christian Church 4118 State Route 82, Mantua (At the corner of S. R. 82 and Mantua Center Road)

Fish Fry
Sept 14
Garrettsville Eagles fish fry. Sept 14 4-7:30. To go orders welcome. (330) 527-2330

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.

Come Fly with Us
Sept 15
Everyone is invited to spend an hour or spend the day on Sept 15th creating memories with family and friends getting back to basics with some kite flying!  Members of the O.S.E.K. (Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites) will be at Overlook Park, St. Rt. 168, Parkman from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.with their specialty kites and a Make It-Take It workshop for the kids.  Parkman Boy Scout Troop 76 will have refreshments for sale throughout the day.  We’ll have sprint races for all ages, a patriotic fly at noon and our DJ will be there with some fun tunes for all to enjoy.

Marching Pride On-the-road
Sept 15 & 22
The Marching Pride will be taking the show on the road over the next few weeks. 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 pm at Aurora. Come out and cheer on your MARCHING PRIDE!

Rusyn Day Picnic
Sept 15
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.

DTJ Clambake
Sept 16
Serving 1-3 pm by reservation only $25 per bake, extra clams $8 per dozen. Hot dogs, chips and pop available for children for $3.50. Czech beer is available at the bar. For reservations call Bruce (440) 543-8494

Sandy Glass in Concert
Sept. 16
You are cordially invited to join us a the Nelson UMC, Sept. 16 to experience the gospel music of Sandy Glass. The church is located on Nelson Circle, 9367 St. Rt. 305 in Garrettsville. The concert will be held 8am-10:30am. Come one and all to hear the message through music.

Contra Dance
Sept 17
Chagrin Falls Contra Dance. September 17th at the Chagrin Falls
Township Hall (83 North Main Street).  A lively and lovely dance to folk music.  Live music performed. Lesson at 7:30pm.  Dance 8-10:30pm.  Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

Loaves and Fishes Dinner
Sept 18
Covenant Bible Fellowship (8146 High St., Garrettsville) invites you to share in our Loaves and Fishes Dinner on Sept. 18 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The menu will be Sausage Sandwiches, French Fries, Corn on the Cob and Jell-O. There are no income restrictions. If you should have any further questions, please contact our office at 330.527.4205. We look forward to serving you!

Rummage & Bake Sale
Sept 19
The Southington UMC Day Circle, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington will be having a rummage & bake sale Sept 19 from 9am-4pm. Lunch of homemade soup, sandwiches, drinks and desserts will be served. Carry outs available. Bag date will be Sept 20 from 9am-11am.

Monthly Meeting
Sept 20
The retirees of Local 2243 U.S.W.A. Copperweld Sreel Co. will have their regular monthly meeting on Sept 20 at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall, 684 North Park Ave. in Warren.

Parkman Schools
Sept 20
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

Southern Gospel Concert
Sept 21
Down Home Gospel Presents Southern Gospel Concert at Akron Free Will Baptist 1802 Eastwood Ave Akron, Ohio. 7:00pm – 9:00pm Sept 21.  Doors open 6:15pm. Host Group: Down Home Gospel Q.T. / Akron, OH. Guest Group: Road Less Traveled. / West Hamlin, WV. & Church Talent. Love offering will be taken! For more information call 330 256 3114

Hot Dog Buffet
Sept 21
Join us September 21st from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm for a HOT DOG
BUFFET!  With over a dozen dog toppings, baked beans and potato salad, it’s a perfect way to kick off football night or celebrate after the game!  Kids $2.50; Adults $5.00 or All You Can Eat for only $8.00.  Carry out available too.  Help us raise money for the Security Camera project at JA Garfield, the 2013 Scholarship Fund, and more. Join us at Life Church AG, 10280 State Route 88, Garrettsville, OH (across from JAG High School).

Firehouse BBQ Chicken Dinner
Sept 22
Firehouse BBQ Chicken Dinner will be held Sept 22 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Middlefield UMC. Menu includes ½ grilled chicken basted with fireman’s famous recipe sauce, red skin potatoes, baked beans, salad bar, dessert and beverages. Tickets at the door $12. Children 7 & under eat free with a hot dog meal. The church is located at 14999 South State Ave Middlefield. For more info call (440) 632-0480

Special Service
Sept 22
The Rev. Samuel Goebel will minister at special services at the Freedom Community Center, 8940 state Route 700, Freedom Township. The services will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22, and 11 a.m. & Sept. 23. Goebel, the former pastor of the Family of Jesus Fellowship in Ravenna, will preach the uncompromising truth of God’s Word. For more, visit www.bethelspringsfellowship.org

Equinox Program
Sept 22
Autumn has slowly been painting her way across Northeast Ohio, but the first day of fall isn’t officially recognized until the Autumn Equinox of September 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Observatory Park, 10610 Clay Street, Montville Township. Registration is not required for this program, which is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 22
Spaghetti Dinner including salad, bread, beverage, and dessert.Sept.22 from 4-6 pm. At Newton Falls United Methodist Church: 336 Ridge Road. Cost:  Free Will Donation

Community Day
Sept. 22
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

Gospel Fest
Sept. 23
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.  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 clckent@yahoo.com or call the church office at 330-678-9234. The church office hours; Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM.

Basket-Making Event
Sept 24
N. Bloomfield Historical Society is hosting a basket-making event on Sept 24 from 5-8pm. In the town hall on the common at the intersection of SR 45 & 87. Participants will make a jelly basket with handle in walnut color. $20 per person. RSVP by Sept 19. Kathy (440) 685-4425 or Liz (440) 685-4582 for reservations.

Hubs Square Dance Class
Sept 24
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
Sept. 24
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.

Getting Ahead Workshop
Starting Sept 25
Getting Ahead is a 10-week workshop series where participants work in groups to examine the impact of poverty on themselves and their communities and to explore the world through the lens of economic class. This class is ideal both for individuals who are working to transition from poverty to self-stability or middle-class individuals that want to better serve their community. Class runs 5:30pm-8:00pm, every Tuesday starting Sept. 25, at The Salvation Army in Ravenna, located at 268 W. Main St. For more information call (330)296-7371 or visit www.empowerportage.com.

Networking Group
Sept 26
On September 26, noon-1pm, the Portage Christian Business Networking Group will meet for the first time at The Salvation Army in Ravenna, located at 268 W. Main St. The purpose of this group is to create a platform for Christian business professionals to network and encourage one another in the faith. RSVP’S are not required but appreciated and participants are welcome to bring their lunch. For more information, call or text Mike at (330)285-1937 or call the Salvation Army at (330)296-7371

Free Community Dinner
Sept 27
QUESTION: Who has the best food, a free drawing, music and a fun family evening for FREE? ANSWER: The Free Community Dinner at the Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio, Sept 27th. Time is 5-6:30 pm.

Girls Youth Basketball
Sept 28
Registration for Girls Youth Basketball is held through September 28.  Teams will be formed by the following grades: 1-3, 4-6 (depending upon sign-ups).  Practices and games are held at various schools in Ravenna.  Practices will begin in late October; games are held November to January.  Ravenna city taxpayer fee is $40; non-city taxpayer fee is $48.  For information & registration stop in at Ravenna Parks & Recreation Department at 530 North Freedom St., or call (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 pm.

Inspired by Nature” Necklace Workshop
Sept. 28
Come to the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Rt. 87), Newbury/Russell Townships from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept 28. A fee of $12 covers materials and instruction; however, if you have clay tools and ceramic tile on which to work, please bring them. Registration is required at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516 for this program, which is suitable for those age 10 or older and wheelchair/stroller accessible.

NGCC Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 29
Please join the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard for an All- You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction on Saturday, September 29th.  Dinner will be served from 4:00-7:00pm at the Nelson Community House.  The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, homemade rolls, dessert and beverage.  The admission price includes 1 free ticket for the Chinese Auction.  The cost is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 3-12 years old and children under 3 years old eat free.  All proceeds to benefit the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard to further our mission to “Shut The Door On Hunger” in our community.

Youth Sportsfest
Sept 29
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 larrybeard@aol.com.  Parents must sign a release.  No guns owned by the participants are to be brought to this event!!

“Living well with Fibromyalgia”
Sept 29
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.

Craft Show
Sept 29
The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Ravenna is hosting their annual craft show on Saturday, September 29, from 9 am to 3 pm at 420 S. Prospect St in Ravenna.    There will be a variety of vendors attending with soaps, jewelry, quilts, Avon, Tupperware, gift boxes, and many other types of crafts all at reasonable prices.   There will be a bake sale and a lunch counter that will offer delicious food items for lunch and snacking.     A raffle will be held with gifts donated by all the vendors at 2:45 pm.  The tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5.

Nature Break: Women’s Retreat
Sept. 29
A Women’s Retreat will be held on Sept 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bass Lake Preserve Lodge, 11445 Lakeview Drive, Munson Township
During the retreat, find sessions in canoeing on Bass Lake, yoga in a natural setting, geocaching and art with recycled materials. Bring a matt for yoga, too. Registration and a fee of $6 are required at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516 for this program, which is suitable for adult women and partially wheelchair accessible, as some activities may be off trail. Lunch will be provided by Zeppe’s Tavern & Pizzeria.

VFW Huge Rummage Sale
Sept. 29
9:00 am – 4:00 pm VFW Post 1055, Ravenna; 6000 New Milford Road.  Household Items, Hunting/Fishing/Camping Gear, Tools/Cake Decorating Supplies, You Name It, We’ll Have It! Lunch and homemade baked goods available. Want to rent a table? Hurry they go fast! Call (330) 931-8910

Chicken Roast
Sept 29
Windham American Legion Post 674 S.A.L. Chicken Roasts will be Sept 8 & 29 from 3-8 pm. $8 per chicken. Side dishes are available from the Lady’s Auxiliary.

Burton Art Show
Entry Date: Oct. 1
The Friends of the Burton Public Library are looking for entries for the 2012 Burton Art Show to be held October 9-14 at the Burton Public Library, Burton, Ohio. Entry Date Oct. 1, 6-8p.m.at the Burton Public Library. FEES:  $5.00 (nonrefundable) per item entered; maximum of 3 items per artist  Artists (16 yrs. & older) that live, work, or attend school in Geauga or Lake counties are invited to submit their work.  Entry forms are available at all public libraries in Geauga and Lake Counties and also online at www.burton.lib.oh.us.  For more information call Kathy Schaefer at 440-834-4466.

Harvest Moon Pig Roast and Chinese Auction
Oct .6
Event will be held at the Nelson Community Center on Oct 6, from 2-6 pm. Admission is a family-sized covered dish or donation of $7 per person. Contact Terry Allen (330) 527-4645 or go to pixleypark.org for more info.

Master Gardeners Volunteers
Oct. 6
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. this is the time to buy and plant bulbs.  Master Gardener Casey Judd will discuss bulbs that bloom in each season. Light refreshments and handouts included in $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register. Class will be held at the  Patterson Center on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, OH 44021.

Tickled Pink Shopping Extravaganza
Oct. 6
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.

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

Oktoberfest/Polka Mass
Oct. 7
Mass will be held at noon. Dinner, dance and family fun will be at 1:30pm. Dinner reservations required. Tickets on sale thru 9/30 after mass. Dinner dance $10, takeout dinners $8, kids meal $5. For reservations call DeAnna (440) 758-2028 or Karen (440) 233-4700. St. Edward Church-Parkman. No reservations needed for mass

3rd Annual Craft Show
Oct 20
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 palmyrafirefliesauxiliary@yahoo.com to have one e-mailed to you or stop by the station Monday – Friday 6 AM – 6 PM.
Vendors Needed
Oct 13
The annual Fall Bazaar will be held at Burton Congregational Church from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 13.  Craft vendors are welcome to reserve a table.  The cost is $20.  To reserve a table, call Kathy Uncapher at 440-834-1172.  The church is also accepting rummage sale items (no clothing), which may be dropped off at the church from 9 until noon on Mondays through Thursdays or on Sunday mornings.   Donations of crafts of any kind may also be dropped off at the church at these times.  Donations of baked goods may be brought to the church on October 12 or 13.   The Burton Congregational Church is located at 14558 W. Park Street in Burton Village.  The church phone number is 440-834-4495

64th Annual Apple Butter Festival
Oct. 13 & 14
The 64th Annual Apple Butter Festival comes to Century Village Museum Oct. 13 and 14. This year, for the first time, fans of this Geauga County tradition will be able to compete for the titles of festival King and Queen. The 2012 Apple Butter Festival is sponsored in part by Geauga Bow. Hours for the festival are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12. Festival organizers are still looking for volunteer stirrers. Anyone interested in helping should contact the Geauga County Historical Society office at 440-834-1492.

Murder Mystery Night
Nov 3
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.

Murder Mystery Dinner “Marriage Can Be Murder”
Nov. 10
Geauga Lyric Theater Guild is proud to announce their 3rd annual Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser “Marriage Can Be Murder” on November 10. To order tickets, email your name and contact info to geaugamurdermystery@gmail.com or call 440-285-7701. Tickets are $45 each/$80 a couple/$400 for a table sponsor that includes 8 event tickets, 8 drink coupons, 16 raffle tickets, an ad in the program, and exclusive participation in the garter/bouquet toss to win a prize! This event is for those 21 years and older please. Deadline to order a ticket is Nov 2nd.