We’re All Invited
Labor Day Weekend
The Crestwood High School Class of 1973 is planning its 40th class reunion. The reunion will be held Labor Day Weekend. We are in the process of forming a mailing list of all class members. If we can get e-mails it will greatly reduce our mailing costs for this event. If you can please e-mail that information to Matt Moravec at firstname.lastname@example.org it would be greatly appreciated. If not, you can contact Don Schilling at 330-274-8282 with your information.
Garrettsville Farmers Market
Vendors are still being accepted. The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 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.
Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship to senior athletes at James A. Garfield High School for the sixth year. The scholarship will be for $850.00. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are available at the chiropractic office or through the school counselor.
Big Brothers & Sisters Needed
Start something! Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently in need of Big Brothers and Big Sister volunteers. We have boys and girls waiting in all parts of the county. Please call us today 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org
“Friends” Membership Campaign
Are we friends? Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corp’s first-ever “Friends” membership campaign is underway and, as someone who is interested in the future of our area, YOU should be one of the first to join! Friends stay informed, show support, and help financially. Membership dues are a small, $25/year & benefits include a quarterly newsletter, a special t-shirt, and the satisfaction that comes with helping a worthy cause. Please see the attached information and share it with your friends.
Garfield Spring Soccer
Spring Soccer for 7th & 8th graders, open to all current 7th & 8th graders. Boys and Girls, co-ed team in the Geauga County Recreational League. Coached by the James A. Garfield Varsity soccer coaches. Practices tentatively to begin mid Apr. and games the first week in May. For more info contact: Kim Curry (330) 527-2186 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Food 4 All Program
Apr 11, 13 & 14
Food 4 All Program – Ravenna Nazarene Church, 3284 Brady Lake Rd. Ravenna will be held on April 11 from 5:30pm-6:30pm; Apr 13 from 9:30am-10:30 am & Apr 14 from Noon-12:30pm. Grocery Relief Program Open to Everyone, No Income Requirements or Applications, Must Pre-Order with payment, Variety of Boxes to choose from, Cash & Food Stamps Accepted, Credit Card Orders can be placed online with a minimal processing fee. To see menu or place a credit card order: www.ravenna-nazarene.com or 330-296-8872
Eagles Fish Fry
Garrettsville Eagles, 8149 Water St, Open to Public Apr 12 from 4-7:30pm. Fish, shrimp or combo, also chicken tenders. All meals $8.50. Includes baked potato or French fries, green beans and coleslaw or applesauce and dinner roll. Takeout orders welcome (330) 527-2330
Am. Legion Fish Fry
American Legion Post 674 will be having fish fry, Friday the 12th. 4-8pm. Cost is $8. Choice of fish, shrimp or chicken, or combo plate, choice of potato (French fries or baked),and 2 sides (coleslaw, apple sauce, green beans, mac and cheese) roll and butter. Carryout’s available: 330-326-3188. 9960 east Center St. (St. Rt 303 by the tank) Windham. Public Welcome
Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Pork dinner Apr 13 from 5-7pm. Dinner includes pork, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce, bread, dessert, and your choice of coffee or punch. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $7.00, Children (4 thru 11) $6.00, Children 3 and under are free.
Raptor Education Program
The Birds in Flight Sanctuary of Warren, Ohio, will be presenting a Raptor Education Program on April 13 at 7pm. This is a FREE event and is open to the public. The program is being sponsored by The Eagle Creek Conservation Club and will be held at their club facilities located at 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430. Doors will open at 6pm and seating is limited. This program will give people an understanding, appreciation, and concern for raptors and other wildlife. It will also explain the licenses and training required to run a rehabilitation facility and the environmental issues involved. Then the birds will be welcomed out one by one for their introduction. Come bring the kids and join us for this educational and highly entertaining evening.
A FREE DINNER will be provided by First Church of God in Windham Apr 13 from 5-7pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Coffee, Tea (hot & cold), and water will be provided with the meal. The church is located at 9016 N Main St. You can call 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426 for questions or more information.
Friends of Burton Public Library Meeting will be held on Apr 13 at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Large Meeting Room. The public is cordially invited to attend. There will be a short business meeting followed by “Musings from Minnesota” by the comedy duo Bob & Marge. Refreshments will be served. Registration not required.
Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast for the Amish community on Apr 13 from 6-10am at 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478
Make Your Own Garden Art: Fountains and Bubblers
Water features are the hottest trend in garden decor. Spend an enjoyable morning while learning the basics in creating simple bubblers and fountains. Enhance your flower bed and attract birds with your own creation you’ll take home with you. Class will be Apr 13 from 10-1 pm. Materials included in the $35 fee: ceramic or resin pot, water pump, tubing and directions. Light refreshments. Preregistration is encouraged. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton. Call for additional information and registration. Discounts don’t apply for this class. 440-834-4656 geauga.osu.edu
Souped Up Jazz Dinner
Souped Up Jazz Dinner will be Apr 13 from 5-7:30pm in Garfield Elementary Cafeteria. Adults $7, Senior Citizens & Kids 6-10 $6, 5 & under eat for free. Menu: Choice of homemade soups: chili & cheese, chicken noodle, cheesy potato bacon, or vegetarian minestrone, plus salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Dinner is sponsored by The Garfield Band Boosters
Ghost Paranormal 12
April 13 @ 2pm – Ghosting Paranormal 12, Paranormal/Bigfoot Investigations and Historical Research will present information about this very popular topic. For more information, visit their website www.ghosting12.com. Seating is limited. If planning to attend, please visit the library’s circulation desk to get a free ticket for this event. Newton Falls Public Library, 204 South Canal Street, Newton Falls, Ohio 44444. 330.872.1282
Pluck a Duck Benefit
Benefit for Catie Karl-Moran, Newton Falls resident will be Apr 14 from 1-4pm at Faces Lounge. Everyone is invited to attend and there is no charge. Meal ticket can be purchased for $5. This function is to help Catie with her struggle due to extreme medical conditions from cancer. The duck plucking will take place at 3:00pm. For more information call Vonda: 330-984-3521, Vanessa: 330-219-4674 Glenny: 330-979-2826, Sarah: 330-442-3003, Lisa: 330-501-2769 or Kathy 330-442-7123. Winners do not have to be present.
Soap Box Derby Workshop
The Portage County Soap Box Derby is hosting a Derby Racing Workshop on Apr 14 at 4386 SR 303, in Shalersville Township (1/2 mile west from SR 44). The car clinic will be from 1-3pm. The workshop is to answer questions on racing, how to tune a car for the best performance, and how to build a car. Families that race may bring their car to tune it for the May 4th and 5th rally race. Light refreshments will be provided. Those families having children that are unsure about racing may have a ride in a derby car for free. The ages for racing are 7-17 years old. You may inquire about our almost free corporate racing program for the local race on June 15th in Mantua, or the Stem Racing Derby program for your local school. For more information go to our web site: pcsdoh@org
All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Knights Of Columbus Council #3350 All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be Apr 14 from 12-3pm 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
Stray Dog Skate
Come spend an evening for the stray dogs of Geauga County on Apr 14 from 5:30-7:30pm at the, Chagrin Falls Roller Rink, 7157 S. Main St., Chagrin Falls. $10 donation plus $4 skate rental. Come meet some of our shelter staff, volunteers and maybe a furbaby needing a good loving home.
Taking “Thyme” to Learn
Apr 15, at 10AM, Friends of the Austintown Library will present Taking “Thyme” to Learn about Herbs with Theresa Lyden from the Holborn Herbs Growers Guild. Theresa is a member of the guild, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary. The HHGG maintains the gardens at the Western Reserve Historical Village in Canfield Fair grounds and Boardman Park gardens. The members of the guild meet monthly and the purpose is to educate members and the community about herbs. Meetings are open to the public.
Trees for You and Me
Naturalist Sharon Moore of Burton will present a program including stories and crafts for grades K-5 on Apr 16 from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Come and have fun learning about trees! Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466
SCORE! How to Start a Small Business
Members of SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, will present a guide to starting your own business on, Apr 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burton Public Library. Please call the library at 440-834-4466 to register for this informative program.
Ouija, The Talking Cockatoo
Ouija (pronouned WeeGee) is an umbrella crested cockatoo that sings, dances, laughs and especially loves children. He was featured on Animal Planet’s Pet Story program and has performed all over northeast Ohio. All ages are welcome to this fun evening at the Burton Public Library. Apr 17 at 7:00 p.m. Registration not required.
Home Cooked Supper
Home-cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will be held: Apr 17 from 4:30 – 7:30 PM (this time is for April only)Menu includes Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls and ice cream sundae bar for dessert. Adults $7.00 Children 10 yr and under $4.00. Carryout available. This month’s dinner will also feature a bake sale in which all of the proceeds will be donated to the RELAY FOR LIFE.
“Do You Like it Here?”
Join the Friends of the Hiram College Library for an illustrated presentation by Daniel Dyer, an award-winning teacher and author. Dyer’s talk, “‘Do You Like it Here?’ Inside the Literary World of John O’Hara,” will explore the life and career of a writer who was once famous, but is now less well-known, evaluating his work and tracing his literary ‘fall from grace.’ Dyer will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the Pritchard Room of the Hiram College Library, 11694 Hayden Street
USWA Monthly Meeting
The retirees of Local 2243 U.S.W.A Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10) will have their regular monthly meeting on Apr 18 at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 648 N. Park Ave. in Warren.
Annual Rummage Sale
Apr 18 & 19
Braceville UMC located at 589 Park Rd in the center of Braceville off St. Rt. 82 will be having their annual rummage sale on Apr 18 from 9am-5pm and Apr 19, which will be dollar day from 9am-12pm. There will also be a bake sale and light lunch on the 18th. Lunch will be homemade soup, sandwiches, drinks and desserts. Carry outs will be available.
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Auditions
Apr 19 & 20
Curtains Up Theatre is holding Auditions for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on April 19 and 20th at 6pm in the James A. Garfield High School. Please have a monologue and song ready for your audition. Ages from 9+ are needed for this production, including adult men and women. For more information contact Director, Justin Steck at 216-310-1913.
Spring Rummage Sale
Apr 19 & 20
The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Apr 19 from 9am-5pm, Apr 20 from 9am-1pm. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall. For more info call (330) 537-4205
Hiram Police Department Pancake Breakfast “Shop with a Cop” Fundraiser will be Apr 20 from 9am-1pm at Hiram College Kennedy Center Dix Dining Hall. All-U-Can-Eat. $6 for adults, $3 for kids under 10. Proceeds benefit the Hiram Police Department “Shop with a Cop” program. Windswept Farms of Hiram and Save-A-Lot of Garrettsville are donating the maple syrup for this fundraiser.
Ohio Author Day
The Weekly Villager’s own contributing writer and “Puppy Tails” columnist Mialie T. Szymanski will be joining over 40 Ohio authors and illustrators at the 3rd Annual Ohio Author Day in Hudson. Come chat with these local celebrities and get some autographs! Books will be available for sale and many genres of adult, teen and children’s literature will be featured. Event to be held at the Hudson Library on Apr 20 from 1-4pm
Spring Nature Preserve Presentation
A presentation on Northeast Ohio’s State Nature Preserve System will be Apr 20 from 11am-12pm at the Punderson State Park Sports Chalet located on “Buckeye Drive”. This presentation is free and open to the public. The park is located at 11755 Kinsman Rd in Newbury, for more info call (330) 527-5118
Bristol Varsity Basketball team to be honored, public invited and spaghetti dinner will be held on Apr 20 at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on St. Rt. 88 in West Farmington. Cost is $7 adults, Ages 5-12 $4.50 and under 5 is free. Carry outs available for $7.50. Dinner includes salad, bread and pie.
New Mercies Community Church , 12767 Butternut Rd. in Burton will be having a pasta dinner on Apr 20 from 4-7 pm. Your choice of mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs or rigatoni with salad and bread and dessert for a monetary donation.
Trumbull County Federated Democratic Women will hold their annual card party on Apr 21 from 2-5pm at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic NE, Warren. Tickets are seven dollars and will be sold at the door. There will also be raffles, prizes and a wide variety of desserts and salads. Guests should bring their own table games to play or just simply enjoy the food and camaraderie. Elected officials will be introduced during the afternoon. For more information or to buy tickets call 330 6382775 .
Intro to Geocaching
Taught by a member of the Geauga Park District, this class will feature an intro to geocaching as a terrific hobby for those of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. Weather permitting, participants will go outside to use the GPS units. Apr 23 at 6:30 p.m. Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466
Library Open House & Book Look
Parents and grandparents interested in an evening out to socialize and check out some of the new materials at the Garrettsville Library are invited to an open house and new book look on, April 23 between the hours of 5:00-6:30pm. Take a break from the kids and enjoy a little book browsing and adult conversation. Discover new authors and genres playing “Blind Date With a Book.” Light refreshments will be served. Registration is not required. The Garrettsville Library is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville Ohio. Hours of operation are Monday and Tuesday 11:00am- 7:00pm; Wednesday and Friday 10:00am- 6:00pm; and Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm. The library is closed on Thursdays and Sundays. Call the library at 330-527-4378, or visit online atwww.portagelibrary.org.
Wisteria, the Beautiful Challenge
Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers: Learn the secrets of growing this gorgeous flowering plant. Do you have a wisteria that’s out of control? Is pruning it a mystery? Do you have a wisteria that just won’t bloom? Do you love wisteria but are afraid to try one? If you answered yes to any of these questions, learn how to select, plant, fertilize, prune and maintain wisteria. You too can have the beauty and fragrance of wisteria in your yard. Be the envy of your neighbors. Apr. 24 from 7-9 pm cost is $15 fee. Light refreshments provided. Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton. Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes. geauga.osu.edu
Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner
The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Steak Cookout on Apr 27, at the Newton Falls Community Center on Quarry Street. The meal includes a 14-ounce sirloin steak, on the grill, cooked as you wish, salad, potato, drink, and dessert, all for $15.00. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any NF Kiwanis member or by calling Bob at 330-872-3854. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. The Kiwanis half of the proceeds will go to the Kiwanis Eliminate Project.
Avoid Common Mistakes We Make in the Garden Apr 27 from 9-12 Knowing and avoiding the common mistakes we make in the garden means better results and less frustration. We will examine good gardening practices for vegetable and flower gardens, saving you time, energy and money. Learn what to plant and where to plant it. Learn where to turn for help and answers. Improve your gardening skills and results. $15 fee. Light refreshments provided. Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton. Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes. geauga.osu.edu
Save the Date
15th Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will be Apr 27 from 6-9pm. Help celebrate our environmental heroes! Portage Park District, 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4 Ravenna, Ohio 44266. www.portageparkdistrict.org
Hall of Fame Banquet
Garfield’s Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Apr 27 at 5:30pm in the High School Commons. This year’s inductees are Martin Paul (Class of ‘61) and Mark Manno (Class of ‘74). Tickets for the dinner and banquet are $35 a piece and can be purchased by calling Sheri Johnson at 330-527-5384. Deadline to purchase tickets is April 21st.
Pork Chop Dinner
There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and we serve until 6:30pm unless food runs out. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeout’s are available. This will be our last dinner until next fall.
Apr 27 & 28
Gemboree Spring 2013- Minerals, rocks, gemstone, jewelry. Sponsored by The Summit Lapidary Club & The Akron Mineral Society. The event will take place Apr 27 & 28 from 10am-6pm on Apr 27 & 10am-5pm on Apr 28 at Emidio and Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Road in Cuyahoga Falls. There will be demonstrations and sales. Children are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (55+) and students, $1 for ages 7-14 and children 6 and under, as well as scouts in uniform free. For more information call Evelyn Tryon (330) 673-9661 or visit www.LapidaryClubof Ohio.org
Free Community Meal
Mantua’s St. Joseph PSR, along with the K of C Women’s Auxiliary will be hosting a FREE Community Meal on Apr 28, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!! We’d love to see you there. Join us for food and fellowship after the 11:15 a.m. Mass. If you’d like to do more, please contact coordinator Peg Haney at 330-274-2268 or email@example.com.
Craft/Vendor Show Reservations
Deadline Apr 28
Parents of Girls Scout Troop 124 will be sponsoring a Craft/Vendor Show on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 17 N. Center St., Newton Falls, Ohio. Tables are available for $20.00 each with limited electric. Reservation deadline is April 28.For information or to reserve a table call Louanne Dubos at 330-872-1353.
Scholarships and Grants
Apr 29 deadline
Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers OSU Extension The Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers provide scholarships to Geauga County residents pursuing an education in horticulture, agriculture, environmental science or related fields at The Ohio State University. High school seniors or current students at The Ohio State University are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is April 29. The Master Gardeners are also open to requests for grants to local classroom teachers and schools pursuing special projects and instruction in the sciences. For an application and more information about MGV scholarships and grants call the OSU Extension at the Patterson Center. (440) 834-4656. Also visit the website and become acquainted with the many Master Gardener class offerings and the annual scholarship fund raiser. www.geauga.osu.edu.
Energy Jobs Fair – Youngstown
Energy Jobs Fair will be Apr 29 from 9am-3pm at Holiday Inn Boardman, 7410 South Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44512. United States Senator Rob Portman, the Ohio Oil & Gas Association and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber are hosting an opportunity for job seekers to discover training and employment opportunities in the oil and gas industry. If you are an OOGA Member, and interested in participating in this Jobs Fair, please contact Penny Seipelpenny@ooga.org or Pete MacKenzie firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Parkman Fire and Rescue Association in conjunction with local Amish schools proudly announce their annual spring Chicken Dinner, May 3 from 5- 8pm, At the Community House in Parkman, next to the Fire Station. Adults $14.00, Children 12 and under $7.00. Limited tickets-resale tickets only Make checks payable to: Parkman Fire and Rescue, Send check or money order to: Joan Dillon, 12709 Nelson Ledge rd. Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Tickets can be returned to you (include SASE) or held at the door. Questions? Call Chuck or Joan at 548-7541
Annual Spring Craft, Plant & Flower Sale
May 3 & 4
Hiram Farm Living & Learning Community: craft items, Mother’s Day gifts, Organic veg. plants, annual flowers , hanging baskets, fresh eggs. 11543 & 11485 Garfield Road Hiram, Ohio 44234. May 3 from 12-4pm & May 4 from 10am-4pm. For more info call: 330-569-3441
Tickets are available for DMRC’s 2nd Annual Reverse Raffle fundraiser. It will be held at Mantua K of C on May 4, starting at 6 pm. Each $100 ticket includes: delicious steak dinner for you and a guest, adult beverages, a chance at $1,000 grand prize, and fun with friends and neighbors. Contact any DMRC board member or reply to request tickets.
Roadside & Park Clean-up
The City of Newton Falls will be conducting its Annual Citywide roadside and park Clean-up Day on May 4 at 9am. Any interested groups, organizations, or individuals that would like to participate in the clean-up day are invited to join us. Sign in registration will be held behind City Hall. The City will provide garbage bags, rubber gloves and safety vests to participants. We will also be holding a scrap tire collection from 9-12 at Street Department on Church Street. For more information please contact City Clerk, Kathy King at 330-872-0806 M-F 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Vertical Gardening: Growing UP in the Garden
Have you ever wanted to get more out of your garden space? Vertical gardening has been gaining popularity in recent years as the interest in home food production has increased. We’ll explore several different methods of vertical gardening to maximize your space and location. Overcome many of your garden limitations by growing up, instead of out. Join us for this enjoyable class that includes hands-on demonstrations and raise your garden to new heights! 9-11 am, $20 fee. Light refreshments provided. Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton. Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes. geauga.osu.edu
Spring Wildflower Hike
A hike showcasing many of Northeast Ohio’s spring wildflowers will be May 4 from 10a-12pm at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve. This event is free and open to the public. The preserve is located at 11027 Hopkins Rd in Garrettsville. Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged, for more info call 330-527-5118
The Girard Junior Women annual trunk sale will be 10-2 on May 11 on 100 N Market Street in Girard. The event will take place rain or shine. Call Laura at 330 545 5962 if interested in a spot. Spots for the trunk sale are available at ten dollars each. The public is encouraged to come out and shop the area which will have a variety of goods for sale. The event will be held on the Girard City lot across from the City Building and is visible from 422.
The Perennial Gardeners are holding their annual plant sale, May 11, rain or shine, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall parking lot. The popular sale features annuals, hanging baskets, herbs and hundreds of perennials, many of which have been raised by club members. Knowledgeable club members will be happy to assist you in choosing the appropriate plants for your gardening needs. Profits from the sale enable the club to continue planting and caring for the bandstand and corner park at Routes 306 and 322, offer scholarships to horticultural students, present educational programs at each monthly meeting and support many other gardening activities in the community.
Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour
Geauga County Tourism’s Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour will be May 11th, with 13 new stops for a total of 25 to choose from. Each stop offers special activities, demonstrations, sales, treats or drawings to tour participants. So choose 10 locations you have never visited, or your favorites for sales and unique activities. Mark your calendars now & watch for the tour map which will be available soon! Participants can get a list of all of the stops, their activities and a map, by calling the Geauga County Tourism Office 800-775-TOUR, or online (beginning April 10th) at www.TourGeauga.com
“Life on the Rocks”
Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park, 12440 State Rt. 282 Garrettsville, OH 44231 May 18, 10:00 AM – Noon. Free offering. Join Master Gardener and former ODNR Park Manager Mike Blakeman for a 1 mile interpretive hike to see the park’s spring wild flowers and explore its impressive plant diversity. Learn about the area’s unique geology and how many of the plants have adapted to growing on bare rock. This is a good opportunity to see and learn about the area’s spring wild flowers including the rare red trillium. Tree ID will be covered and include Canadian Hemlock and Yellow Birch, both associated more with colder northern climates. Wear sturdy footwear for rocky and uneven terrain. Rain or shine. Meet at parking lot on SR 282. Advance registration is limited and required. 440-834-4656
A Spaghetti Dinner will be held May 18 from 4-7pm at the Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Rd, Parkman. Dinner is $7 and children under 5 eat free. Western Phoenix Masonic Lodge #42
Little Tigers Golf Outing
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their annual golf outing on June 8, 2013. The four man scramble will be an 8:00 shotgun held at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The price is $65.00 per person and will include lunch, dinner, and beverages. Prizes will be given on all holes. Contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather Lyndsey@ 330-654-4100 to sign up or for information.
Autism 5k and walk
Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event. Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them. The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron. The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.
Ravenna Summer Fest
Crafters and Vendors needed. Register now. The return of Ravenna Summer Fest is June 15 from 10am-6pm. We are currently looking for vendors and crafters to add to the day’s activities and car show. Please contact Susie (330) 296-3779 or Barb (330) 297-6684
Annual Gardening Event
Geauga Co. MGV Annual Gardening Event Comes to Burton Century Village, June 19 from 10am – 4 pm. 100’s of plants, familiar and exotic, as well as unique one of a kind garden art pieces, fun attic treasures, divine desserts, free horticulture demonstrations and “ask the expert.” A full day of fun activities. Proceeds fund the Geauga Co. Master Gardener Volunteers Scholarship Fund. 440-834-4656 www.geauga.osu.edu
June 22-Oct 12
The Rotary Club of Mantua is sponsoring the 9th annual Farmers Market. The location will be at the Christ Lutheran Church parking lot at 10827 S.R 44, in Mantua. The market will run every Saturday, from June 22 – October 12. The hours will be 9am-12:30pm. The cost is $5.00 if you sign up for 8 week-ends or more. For those who sign up for less the cost is $7.00. This year the produce venders will specialize in Heirloom vegetables and flowers. All other vendors with homemade items will be made from scratch.New vendors are being accepted. Applications may be obtained by contacting Dean Olson. 330-351-3035
Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.
Motorcyclists can participate in a 2-hour scenic ride through beautiful Geauga County on Sunday, June 30, 2013. The ride starts at Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton, OH (14373 N Cheshire St) and will be led by Sheriff Dan McClelland and his dog, “Midge”. Registration opens at 8:00am and the $25.00 per motorcycle fee includes breakfast. Onsite food vendor and other fun activities will be available upon return to the fairgrounds. Visit www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com or www.habitatgeauga.org for details. Sponsorship Opportunities For Motorcycle Run Deadline June 30. Become a Sponsor of the ride to help Geauga County Veterans who qualify with home repairs and renovations. Sponsor Levels include: Master Builder-$1,000; Hammer Swinger-$500; Construction Buddy-$250; and Helping Hand-$100. The funds raised from this year’s event will go to purchase building materials and supply quality construction supervision courtesy of Geauga County Habitat for Humanity. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com.