We’re All Invited
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com
Spring Bird Walks
Sundays now -May 19
Dust off those binoculars and fine tune your hearing to see, hear and learn about the spring migrants and arriving residents of the feathered kind. The Hiram College JH Barrow Field Station will once again play host to this series of Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland bird walks which begin at 7:30am. Join local naturalist Eric Faber and other birding enthusiasts at 7:30am for a casual walk around the Field Station. These hikes are for beginners and experts alike. No registration is needed, but for more information, please call 330.569.6003 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Hiram College Field Station is located on Wheeler Rd, which runs from SR 305 to SR 88 between the villages of Hiram and Garrettsville
Spring Sale Donations
Hiram Rapids Historical Church (corner of Allyn and Winchell roads, Hiram Rapids Ohio) is now accepting donations for their spring sale: household items, and clothing in good condition. We welcome any type of donation large or small. Call 330-569-7204 or 330-569-7453. Our sale will be May 18.
Volunteer in the Parks
Have some extra time on your hands and want to help out your Portage Parks? We can put you to work in all kinds of ways. Want to get your hands dirty? We can use help with trail maintenance and resource stewardship. Like to talk with people? We need folks to staff our booth at community events, assist with programs and events and conduct user surveys. Be a VIP– give us a call at (330) 297-7728 or download a volunteer application from our website. | http://www.portageparkdistrict.org
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.
American Legion Post 674 will be having fish fry, Friday the 19TH from 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. Dinner will be held at, 9960 East Center St. (St. Rt 303 by the tank) Windham.Public Welcome
Restore Celebrates Earth Day
Apr 19 & 20
Geauga County Habitat for Humanity ReStore celebrates Earth Day April 19th and 20th. The ReStore has diverted over 700 tons from landfills since opening in 2010. The ReStore is celebrating Earth Day with a 20% off storewide sale Apr 19 and Apr 20! To further our recycling efforts Geauga Community Recycling will be on hand to accept electronics and computers for certified recycling (NO TVs). The ReStore is open Fridays 9:00-6:00 and Saturdays 9:00-4:00. The ReStore is located at 12180 Kinsman Rd. Newbury 44065. The revenue generated from the ReStore helps hard-working families in Geauga County realize their dream of home ownership.
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
Seniors Spring into Knowledge Event
Reed Memorial Library will be hosting a free diabetes awareness program for seniors on Apr. 19, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The event will feature speakers, information tables, free blood pressure checks, blood glucose screenings and a light lunch. For more information call (330) 296-2827 (ext 200). Reed Memorial Library is located at 167 E. Main St. Ravenna, OH 44266.
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.
Bluegrass Music Show
A Bluegrass Music Show will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 20th, at the Shalersville Town Hall, located on S.R. 44 at S.R. 303. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The event will feature three bands Coney Carver & The Rainbow Valley Boys, Lloyd Blevins & Ramblin’ Mountain, and Vertical Limit. The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867.
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.
Garlic Mustard Pulling Party!
It’s a pulling party…and you’re invited! BYOG (Bring Your Own Gloves) and join us at 10:00am to help control the nasty invasive Garlic Mustard from spreading throughout the forest and threatening our native wildflowers. For more information, call 330.569.6003 or email@example.com. Meet at the Hiram College Field Station, located on Wheeler Rd., which runs from SR 305 to SR 88 between the villages of Hiram and Garrettsville.
Swiss Steak Dinner
The Nelson UMC will be hosting their April Swiss Steak Dinner on Apr 20 at the Nelson Community Center. Dinner will be served from 4:30-7pm, the dinner consists of steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn casserole, Raphael rolls and butter, beverage and homemade dessert. Carryout is available, the price is still $9 for adults.
Officers Nominations Meeting
American Legion Post 674 Windham Ohio will hold nominations for 2013/2014 Officers at 2pm on April 21.
Charity Dog Walk
In The Woods Barn & Garden Center Charity Dog Walk April 21. 10:00 a.m. Registration. 11:00 – 12:30 Guided Woodland Walk with Naturalist Dee Casteel, 1:00 p.m. Cook out and win cool prizes! Donation: $15 Adults, $10 Children. Proceeds benefit Hattie Larlham Constant Companions. Constant Companions is a Hattie Larlham program that improves the quality of life for people with disabilities through contact with animals. In the Woods Barn and Garden Center, LLC.9916 Nichols Road Freedom, Ohio 44288 or call 330-527-0021
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 .
Free Water Well Monitoring
Apr 22 at 7:00 p.m. (fourth Monday of every month) Concerned Citizens Ohio/ Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room (downstairs) of the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram, OH 44234 (corner of State Routes 700, 82, 305).. For more information contact Gwen Fischer at 330-569-7863 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Shalersville branch of Concerned Citizens Ohio continues to offer free water monitoring in their Streetsboro location (King of Glory Church in Streetsboro Plaza) at 3:15 on the first Sunday of every month. For more information contact Mary Greer 330-472-8086.
Year-End Book Sale
The Friends of the Hiram College Library invite you to join us for the year-end book sale beginning Apr 22 and continuing through Apr 26. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hardcover books are $1.00; paperbacks and other miscellaneous materials are priced at just 50¢. Visit often as the sale racks and carts are replenished throughout the day. Apr 26 is also bag day. Fill a bag (we provide) for a buck! Don’t miss out on getting your summer reading material!
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
Free Community Dinner
Free Community Dinner Apr 23 from 5-6 pm. While supplies last. No take outs. Dinner will be held at Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome!
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
RFC Free Dinner
Three years ago this month was the first free dinner for the Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio. Join us as we venture into our fourth year of free community dinners. Everyone welcomed Apr 25 as we eat our way to year four. Thanks to all the people who make these monthly dinners possible. Dinner is served from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
Heaven or Hell, Your Choice
Garrettsville Church of God will present “Heaven or Hell, Your Choice”, Apr 26-28 at 7pm nightly. Starting with the life of Jesus, His crucifixion and resurrection. Then moving into modern day scenarios, the program depicts the choices we all make that affect where we will spend eternity. This production is free and open to the public. The Church is located at, 12888 St. Rt. 88 in Nelson Township. For more information call 330-527-2942
Apr 26 & 27
Portage County Gardeners will be holding their annual Rummage Sale on Apr 26 & Apr 27 from 9-2pm at their Center, 5154 S.R. 44 in Rootstown. This sale will feature books, garden items, spring and summer clothing, knick-knacks, jewelry, electronics, baskets, housewares, craft items, holiday items, bedding, and baby and children’s items. Everything will be priced low to sell. Cookies, coffee and tea will be available for purchase to munch on while you shop.
Knee Deep in Bluebells
Back by popular demand! This hike (9:00-11:00am) provides one of the most unbelievable and spectacular sights wildflower displays in all of Ohio. In a setting among some of the largest trees in the state, the 250 acre Poland Municipal Forest southeast of Youngstown plays host each spring to thousands upon thousands of wild bluebells and other spring wildflowers. The forest floor is literally awash with a carpet of bluebells, dabs of red and white trilliums and a haze of marsh marigolds; the artistry of nature in all it is glory. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $5 for members of Friends of the Field Station, $8 for non-member). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email email@example.com. Directions provided upon registration.
Rummage Sale & Open House
Huntsburg Grange is holding their annual Rummage Sale and Open House on, Apr 27 from 10-2 PM in the Huntsburg Town Hall. Come for bargains and to learn about the Grange. Lunch will be available. For details or to donate, call Donna at 286-6219.
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 $25 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Portage County Soap Box Derby
The Portage County Soap Box Derby is looking for a student, or students to sing the Stars Spangle Banner at the opening ceremony for the local race on June 15. The race takes place at Buchert Park in Mantua. The singer(s) will have to be there at 9:00am. The race will start between 9:00am –10:00am. The tryouts will be on May 1 at 6:30pm. If you are interested you must contact Dean Olson at 330-351-3035.
Southington Chicken Dinner
The Southington UMC, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington, will be holding a chicken dinner on May 1 from 3:30-6pm. The menu includes ¼ Chicken, escalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw and homemade desserts. Cost is $8 for adults, Children’s meal with chicken tenders- ages 4-10 cost is $4, children 4 & under free. Carry outs will be available, 330-898-2156
Parkman Chicken Dinner
The Parkman Fire and Rescue Association, in conjunction with local Amish schools, proudly announces 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.
Newton Township Scrap Tire Drive
May 4 & 5
Newton Township will host a scrap tire collection drive on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, 2013 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. on the grounds of the Newton Township Administration Building, 4410 Newton Falls-Bailey Road. Tires will be accepted from residents of Newton Township only and ID is required. No tractor tires or tires with rims will be accepted, and residents are limited to 4 tires. Tires will only be accepted during the dates and times listed. After hour drop-offs are not permitted. Questions may be directed to the Road Department at (330) 872-0003.
The township is proud to take part in this community-wide effort to keep our community clean and green.
Shalersville School Alumni
On May 4 in the Shalersville Town Hall the Shalersville School Alumni will meet to celebrate all past Shalersville schoolmates. The first alumni was held on 1st Saturday in May in 1913, so this is the 100th year since our alumni began. Come celebrate this wonderful evening with former classmates and friends. Anyone interested can attend this Annual Dinner. The dinner will begin at 5:30 pm cost is $15.00 per person and reservations should be made with Judy Richardson at 330-297-9681 by April 29.
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
Poet Jeanne Bryner to Speak at Reed Memorial Library
On May 5 at 2 p.m., poet and Nurse Jeanne Bryner will be at Reed Memorial Library, sharing selections from her book of poems, titled Smoke. Bryner has been awarded an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for this collection of poems, which centers on her life and work as an emergency room Nurse in Warren, OH. Smoke also received 2nd place honors in the Public Interest/Creative Writing category from the American Journal of Nursing. Copies of Smoke will be available for purchase/ signing. For more information call (330) 296-2827 (ext. 300). Reed Memorial Library is located at 167 E. Main St. Ravenna, OH 44266
Spring Wildflower Hike
A hike showcasing many of Northeast Ohio’s spring wildflowers will be May 4 from 10am-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
Memorial Day Service
A Memorial Day Service will be held at the Burton Square Gazebo at 11 am, an open house to follow at the Legion Home on Goodwin St. Contact Bo (440) 834-8764 for more info.
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
Hiram College Nature Camps
June 17-21; July 8-12; July 29-August 2
Hiram College Nature Camps are fun and exciting weeks of nature exploration. Children ages 3-14 investigate streams, ponds and forest to learn about living things and the surrounding environment. Catching tadpoles and crayfish, building forts, collecting rocks and playing games are all part of the fun of Nature Camp. It’s a week-long nature adventure filled with fun and surprises! For more information, visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram, call 330.569.6003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Why Teens Kill Seminar
The Crestwood Lions Club is pleased to bring, Phil Chalmers, teen violence and bullying expert, to the Crestwood Elementary School on July 11 at 7pm. Cost is $10/person. Topics covered will be warning signs, causes, trigger and prevention. Visit PhilChalmers.com for more info. To purchase ticket or for more info contact Mary Hannah (330) 883-9297 or call Phil Chalmer’s office (330) 998-4340
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’ 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.