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 email@example.com.
The DMRC will be hosting the 5th Annual Art on the Hill, a day-long festival of the arts is seeking artisans to sell and/or display their handmade work. The festival is on July 13, from 10am-6pm on East Prospect Street in Mantua. Booth space is just $45. There will also be live continuous entertainment, raffles, and a wine tasting event. Applications can be downloaded at mantuashalersvillechamber.com or by calling Christine Pitsinger at 330-414-6486.
Stream Quality Monitoring
Interested in taking a peek at aquatic critters, such as crayfish, dragonflies, water pennies, and caddisflies, which live in our local streams? How about interacting with other individuals who share an interest in nature? Then grab your water shoes and join the Millennium Youth Conservationists (MYC) team! The MYC team will use kick seines, sediment sticks, pH test kits, and more while analyzing the health of area streams and rivers. The adventure begins in June and concludes in August in streams throughout Geauga County. Contact Colleen Sharp with the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District by phone (440)834-1122 ext. 6 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tae Kwon Do
Now- May 30
New session of Tae Kwon Do will be held now May 30 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 mouthpiece 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.
10,000 Sq. Ft Yard Sale
Pixley Park Development Committee is holding their annual Fundraiser Yard Sale Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 25 & 26 from 9am-8pm and May 27 from 9am-3pm at 8488 State Route 305 in Garrettsville. Food concession on premises. Proceeds benefit the park.
Newton Falls Plant Exchange
Newton Falls Plant Exchange will be May 25 from 9 am-12 noon is the date for this year’s Plant Exchange. In order to participate simply bring at least six plants to share with other gardeners. Fancy pots not required, a box or bag will do. The Exchange is at the JC Pavilion on Center Street in Newton Falls at the park. Need more details? Call Susan at 330-718-3469.
Burton Library Book Sale
Burton Public Library Book sale will be May 25 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Library’s Book Cellar. In addition to books, you will find magazines, movies, puzzles, sheet music and lots more. All proceeds benefit library programs.
Public Observing Night
On Saturday, May 25 Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will host a public observing night from 9:00 to 11:00 PM. Using the observatory’s marvelous century-old telescope, visitors will observe “The Lord of the Rings” – planet Saturn – as well as the beautiful M13 star cluster. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. Good sky conditions are critical to viewing; for updates and more information, see the observatory’s Web site: StephensObservatory.org or “@StephensObs” on Twitter. No reservations are required and there is no admission fee for observatory public nights. Cloudy skies at the starting time cancel the event and, in that case, the observatory will not open. There is no parking at the Observatory. Visitors may park on permissible side streets or in the nearby parking lot of Harrison’s Hideaway Convenience Store, 6821 Wakefield Road, a short distance east of the observatory.
EMS Parade Cancelled
The Community EMS District Parade and Open House that was scheduled for May 25, 2013 has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, is hosting a game night on May 25 from 7-9 pm. Games will be provided or bring your own. Games and activities will be available for children as well. Also, everyone is encouraged to bring a snack to share. Drinks will also be provided. Call 330-671-1426 or 330-326-2293 for questions or information
Monthly Steak Fry & Chicken Dinner
The Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on May 25 from 4-7:30 pm. Dinners include baked potato or French fries, green beans, salad and roll. Steak dinners are $12 and chicken are $8. Open to the public. Carryout available by calling 330-527-2330.
St. Anselm’s Festival in Chesterland will have a Senior Day on May 25. The Joey Tomsick Orchestra will play from 1-4 p.m. Stuffed cabbage dinners will be available for $8.00 including dessert and beverage. There will be a polka mass at 4:30 in St. Anselm Church with music by the Wayne Tomsic Band. The celebrant will be Bishop A. Edward Pevec. Following mass, Wayne will play for a polka dance in Kelly hall till 7 pm. For more information contact Nancy Battenfield at 440-729-9684
PTO Rummage Sale
Garfield Intermediate School PTO Rummage Sale, Park Avenue, Garrettsville will be May 25 from 9-3pm. Drop off your garage sale leftovers the 19th from 4-6 pm, the 21st from 4-6 pm, and the 24th 4-6 pm.
Amateur Comedian Night
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is proud to announce their 4th Amateur Comedian Night. 11+ comedians will fight for the cash prizes, with the audience picking the winners. Enjoy an evening out – May 25 at Slim n Jumbos. Comedians start at 7pm. Tickets available at the door only for $10.00.
Memorial Day Breakfast
First Church of God in Windham will provide a Free Breakfast on Memorial Day, May 27 before the local parade from 8-10 am. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located at 9016 N Main St. Call 330-671-1426 or 330-326-2293 for questions or information.
Library Closed Memorial Day
All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. They will resume normal operating hours on May 28. Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org for information about library programs and services. Find us on Facebook today
Stuff our Vehicles
Veterans helping Veterans. Stuff our vehicles on Memorial Day, May 27 either uptown in Burton or at the open house at the American Legion Atwood Mauck Post 459, following the Memorial Day service at 11 am. Items will be for our Veterans in hospitals, nursing homes. For more info 440-834-0764
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.
Free Community Dinner
There will be a free community dinner on May 28 from 5-6pm at the Windham American Legion, 9960 Center Street. While supplies last, no takeouts. Everyone is welcome! Dinner sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach, Warren, OH.
It’s that time again for our bimonthly blood drive for the American Red Cross and Newton Falls UMC. It will be held May 29th, from 12-6pm in our fellowship hall, 336 Ridge Rd. We hope to see you there.
Rummage & Bake Sale
May 31 & June 1
Pythian Sister Rummage and Bake Sale will be May 31 from 9am-5pm and June 1 form 9am-noon, at the K or P Hall, 123 College Street, West Farmington Ohio. Books, clothing and household items, lunch will be served May 31 only. June 1 is $2 bag day
Mrs. Lee Dean is Retiring
Attention Crestwood Parents and Graduates: Mrs. Lee Dean is retiring, after having taught in the district for over 25 years. She had taught 2nd grade at Shalersville, 5th grade at the Middle School, and kindergarten at Hiram and at the Primary building. Let’s shower her with cards! Former students, parents, or community members can send cards of congratulations, thanks, or well-wishes by June 1st to Mrs. Dean, Crestwood Primary School, 11260 Bowen Rd, Mantua OH 44255.
Summer Fun Dance
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30 pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave, Tallmadge Ohio, on June 1. Open to the public, cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information call Warrine (330) 699-2361 or (330) 322-9559
Celebration of Life Benefit
Celebration of Life Benefit for Nancy Furgerson will be June 1 from 4-9pm at Shalersville Town Hall, 9090 State Rt. 44 in Mantua. Join us as we celebrate her life and caring presence with a benefit event. All proceeds will go to help with Nancy’s care expenses. Tickets are $15 for a pasta dinner and dessert. Children 10 & under are free. There will be a Chinese Raffle and a 50/50 raffle. Visit www.FightBackwithNancy.com to purchase tickets, donations and for more info.
Dodge Fundraiser for Crestwood Bands
A Dodge fundraiser to benefit Crestwood Bands will be June 1st at the Crestwood All Band Family Picnic, between 12:30 and 4:30 pm. With your help, we can earn thousands of dollars in 3 ½ hours! It’s fun! It’s easy! It’s fast! Drives take less than 5 minutes on a short course. No sales pressure! Event will be in the Crestwood High School Parking Lot. The whole community is invited to participate, anyone 18 or over, with a valid driver’s license, can join in. Ganley Dodge of Aurora will bring new Dodge vehicles to the school and volunteer their time to help during the fundraiser. Crestwood Bands will earn $20 from Dodge for every person who takes a brief test drive and completes a short survey
Portage County Chapter #600 of Parents Without Partners will be having a chicken dinner from 6:30-7:30pm on June 1st, costing $8 per person. For more info & reservations, please call Mary (330) 571-3801 or Warrine (330) 322-9559 by May 30th
Girl Scout Spaghetti Dinner will be held on June 1 from 4:30-7 pm at the Claridon Town Hall, 13930 Mayfield Rd., Claridon at the corner of Claridon-Troy Rd. and Rt. 322. Presale tickets are $6 Adults, and $4. Children age 3-10 by sending a check or money order payable to: Troop 1324 c/o Dolly Stone, P.O. Box 95, E. Claridon, OH. 44033. The cost at the door is $7. Adults and $5. Children ages 3-10. Ages 2 and under free. The funds raised will be used for a Girl Scout Gold award project to refresh the children’s play area at the Claridon Recreation Park.
The Atwood-Mauck Post 459 is hosting a Scholarship Awards Program at the Legion Home on Goodwin St at 3pm on June 2nd. Call Bo (440) 834-8764
Fat Muckett Canoe Cruise
Paddle with naturalist Bob Faber on the serene upper Cuyahoga River near Burton June 2nd from 10am-1pm. The slow moving state scenic river winds through extensive wetlands and bottomland forests near Russell Park in Geauga County. Wildlife of the area includes river otters, beaver, mink, sandhill cranes, bald eagles, prothonotary warblers and the extremely rare jewel wing and the elusive fat musket. Canoe/kayak rental is $18 per person or if you have your own canoe/kayak $8 ($3 discount per person for members of Friends of the Field Station). Register by phone (330.569.6003) or email (email@example.com). Length: 3 miles.
Election of Officers
Newton Falls AMVETS Post 112 Election of Officers will be held at the June 5th meeting. Members are urged to participate and support your post.
The Southington UMC, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington will be having a Chicken Dinner on June 5 from 3:30-6pm. The menu includes ¼ Chicken, escalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, and homemade desserts. Cost for adults is $8. Children’s Meal with chicken tenders- ages 4-10, cost is $4, 3 and under eat free. Carry outs will be available, Call (330) 898-2156.
Let’s Build a Community
June 5 & 19
Let’s Build Community at the Center. Open community days at the gymnasium at the old Mantua Center School, 11741 Mantua Center Rd. (just north of SR 82) will continue, but now on the first and third Wednesdays (changed from Tuesday) of each month, with reduced hours of 10am to 4 pm. Potluck lunch at noon. Meet with friends, or make some new ones. Play cards or other games, learn quilt piecing or crochet. Help work a challenging new jigsaw puzzle which will be started on May first. Not just for seniors! Folks of all ages are invited, but youngsters must have supervision.
4th Annual Gold Outing
The Atwood-Mauck Post 459 is hosting their 4th Annual Golf Outing at Pleasant Hills Golf Course on June 7th. Sign-up Time is 10:30am. Call Bruce (440) 548-5155
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.
Posting the Colors
The Atwood-Mauck Post 459 is “Posting the Colors” at Westwood Park in Burton on June 9th at 8am. Call Bo (440) 834-8764
Newton Falls Summer Concert
Hogue & Rutan will be performed from 6-9 pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion at the Intersection of Center Street and Quarry Street in Newton Falls
Windham UMC located at, 9051 North Main St. in Windham is offering outdoor worship this summer. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us on the front lawn June 9th at 10am. Stay after for a potluck meal and friendly conversation. Come and See! God is Good!
Fancy Cutters Meeting
The American Sewing Guild- Niles Chapter Neighborhood Group Fancy Cutters meets June 10th at 10am at Lake Vista, 303 North Mecca St. (Rt. 46) in Cortland, OH. Virginia will be conducting a demo on how to use bias tape markers, with everyone participating. Call Virginia @ 330-847-7549 for details.
A summer kids’ event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at Friendship Alliance Church from June 10th-14th. Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Kingdom Rock is for kids from ages 4 through 6th grade and will run from 9-11:45am each day. On Friday we will have a light lunch after the finale. Registration is free. For more information, call 440-834-0955.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School Captive Free at Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Road in Lordstown, June 10-14 from 9am-noon. Ages 3 yrs-8th grade, Pot Luck Supper June 12 Wednesday evening at 6pm followed by concert by Captive Free at 7pm. (330) 399-7227
Junior Golf Clinic
Ravenna Recreation is offering Junior Golf Clinic for children ages 8 to 16 years at Windmill Lake Golf Club on June 11-13 from 9:45 to 11 a.m. This instructional clinic will teach putting, chipping, golf etiquette, iron and wood play. Deadline for registration is June 10. Checks made payable to Windmill Lake Golf Club. Fee is $40.00. Min 8 and max 40. For more information visit our website @www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or call (330) 296-2864. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12 or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.
“Always Patsy Cline”
The Girard Historical Society is teaming up with TNT for an evening of “Always Patsy Cline” on June 12 at 6 pm for social hour and 7 pm. show. The evening will also include refreshments, basket raffle and 50/50 raffle. The show combines country classics with a hilarious story about three gutsy gals who are determined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville. The tickets are $20.00. Help the Girard Historical Society keep the memories of Girard alive! Trumbull New Theatre is located on SR 422 in Niles. For more information and tickets, call Kathy at 330-545-4899 or Roberta at 330-883-3847.
“Supper at the Center”
On the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm, March thru November, the Mantua Center Christian Church (on the township green at the corner of SR82 and Mantua Center Road) invites all who would enjoy the fellowship of a shared meal to “Supper at the Center.” (This event broadens the invitation to meal for seniors formerly known as “Over the Hill.”) Menu varies, but is a full meal, usually including a selection of homemade pies for dessert. No reservations required. A donation basket is passed, with any excess above expenses going to charitable causes selected by the women’s group of the church.
Material Girls Meeting
The American Sewing Guild- Niles Chapter Neighborhood Group Material Girls meets June 13 at 6pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N High St. (Route 5) Cortland, OH. Annual Junk in the Trunk sale. Contact Barb @ 330-550-1215 or 330-759-1211.
2013 Women’s Conference
June 14 -15
The 2013 Women’s Conference will be held at, Covenant Bible Fellowship, 8146 High St, Garrettsville. June 14 from 6:30-9 pm. June 15- Check-in/registration 8-9 am, Conference 9 am-9 pm. Setapartgirl simulcast featuring Leslie Ludy speaking on Consecration: Made Strong to Be Poured Out. Friday free. Saturday, $20 by May 31; $25 after. Includes morning refreshments, lunch and dinner Saturday. Ask about group and family rates. Registration/details at www.cbfsetapartgirlconference.wordpress.com or 330-219-0998.
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
Newton Falls Schoolmates & Friends Reunion
The 94th annual reunion of the Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends will be held on, June 15 at The DiVieste’s Banquet Room, 754 North River Road in Warren, Ohio. Doors will open for visiting at 10 am with luncheon beginning at Noon. Again this year, the cost will be $20.00 per plate. The class of 1963 will be our honored class. The board of trustees will announce the recipients of the four $500.00 scholarships awarded to Newton Falls seniors. Please return your reservation card prior to June 1st to Mary Margaret Hildack, 147 Maple St., Newton Falls, OH 44444. For more information, call Mary Margaret Hildack at 330-872-0075 or Merial Price at 330-889-3068. Please make your checks payable to “Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends”.
Hogs & Dogs Poker Run
Join us – June 15th for the Hogs & Dogs Poker Run to benefit Portage APL! Enjoy refreshments, raffles and a great party on the patio at the Big Dog in Ravenna. Registration starts at 11am at Portage APL 8122 Infirmary Rd. Ravenna. First bike out at 12pm. Pre-reg $15 rider and $10 passenger before June 10, 2013. Call 330.296.4022 for more information or to register!
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.
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
8th Annual Golf Outing
8th annual Golf Outing for county citizens with developmental disabilities will be, June 22 at Tanglewood National Golf Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. Modified Shotgun Start at 1pm. Dinner and prizes will follow at 6:00 pm. Other activities include 50/50 To register or for more information, contact Kelly Ericsson at 440.729.9406 or email@example.com. Registration deadline is June 17, 2013. Hole, Competition, and Buy-The-Flag sponsorships are available!
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 vendors 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
Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show
Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show will be held on June 29 at, On Tap at The Harbor and The Boathouse (formerly Hook, Line,& Drinkers)Docks, 562 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, OH 44319 from 9 AM to 3 PM, Rain or Shine. FREE ADMISSION
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.
Community Yard Sale
First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, will be sponsoring a community yard sale on its property on July 6 from 9 am to 3 pm. Space is free and available on a first come, first served bases. A limited number of tables are also available upon request. To reserve a spot to sell your items, call 330-671-1426 or 330-326-2293.
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, triggers 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
AmVets Golf Outing
Newton Falls AMVETS Post 112 Golf Outing will be held July 13 at Riverview Golf Course. Call or stop in the Post for sign-up sheets and all information.