We’re All Invited
5K Race / 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk
The Garrettsville SummerFest and the Friends of Melana Foundation (www.stopkidscancer.org) is planning the 3rd Annual 5k Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. It will be held on June 30th, in downtown Garrettsville at 9:00 AM. Come out and support a great cause. All proceeds from the event go towards research for the most dreaded childhood disease, glioma brain cancer. Currently research for this disease is grossly underfunded. Race registration can be made on-line at www.summerfest5k.eventbrite.com. Walkers are welcome to participate in both events. Participants are encouraged to obtain pledge donations. Pledge forms can be obtained on the website and all pledge monies can be turned in the day of the event.
Picnic in the Park
No school, no lunch? Hilltop Christian Church can help! This summer one day of each week we will be serving lunch at the Mantua Village Park. Picnic in the park is free & open to all, kids and adults. Serving Thursdays starting on June 20th through August 1st. (Skip July 4th) Serving times are 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Play in the park and have lunch too! See you there!
Praise & Worship Service
Southington UMC Praise and Worship service – every Saturday at 7pm. The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make it Sunday morning? Try us!
Dinner for individuals 50 or older, June 13 from 6-8pm at New Hope Baptist Church: 9809 East Center St. in Windham. Rides are available if you are a resident of Garrettsville or Windham 330-326-3777
Windham Fire Dept. Carnival
Windham Fire Dept. Carnival will be June 13th-16th – Rides, games, food, live music Saturday evening. Parade will be at noon on Saturday. $50 buy in 75% payout Texas hold ‘em tour at the Fire Station on June 15th, at 4pm; doors open at noon for cash game. Pre-sale tickets get 5,000 extra in chips. No smoking or alcohol. Free food and drinks. Any questions please call Kenny Shearer (330) 219-2571
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry: June 14th from 4-7:30 pm. Fish, shrimp or combo, chicken tenders also available. Dinner Includes: baked potato or French fries, green beans, applesauce or coleslaw, & dinner roll. All dinners are $8.50 each. To go orders welcome! Call 330-527-2330
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.
June 14 & 15
Hiram Rapids Historical Church will hold a rummage sale on June 14th and 15th from 9am-5pm. The church is located at the corner of Allyn and Winchell Roads. Items featured include: china, furniture, crystal pieces, TV’s, men, women and children’s clothing, and large painting. We also have 4 nice bikes. Something for everyone!
Ravenna Chapter #46 Order of the Eastern Star Presents their 2nd annual gospel concert, June 15th at the Ravenna Masonic Complex, 4785 Washington Ave (corner of S.R. 14). Concert will feature The Gospel Echoes Quartet and Singing Weavers. Tickets are advance sale only – dinner and concert $20.00. Dinner will be at 6pm and concert will start at 7pm. For reservations please contact Ruth & Chuck Denniso.
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!
Spaghetti and meatball dinner at Portage Faith United Methodist Church, 9922 St. Rt. 44, Mantua. 4:30 pm – 7 pm includes tossed salad, beverage and dessert. Carry-outs available. Adults – $8, Ages 5 – 8 $5, 4 and under FREE.
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
Summer Trunk Sale
St. William Church Summer Trunk Sale will be held June 15 from 8am-1:30pm. 80 Vendors, held in Church Parking Lot located at; 5431 Mahoning Ave. in Champion, OH. Plan to stop by to shop, there is something for everyone. For more information contact Debi: (330) 885-0885.
Summer wouldn’t be the same without Nature Camp! Join in the tradition of catching slimy pollywogs, slithering snakes, pinching crawfish and much more as kids learn about nature. It’s naturally fun! For children ages 11-14 (June 17-21) and ages 3-10 (July 8-12 or July 29-August 2). Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram or call (330) 569-6003 or email email@example.com for more details.
Ravenna Kiwanis meeting
Villager columnist Mialie T. Szymanski will be the guest speaker at the next Ravenna Kiwanis meeting, June 18th discussing how children’s literature can change the world one child at a time. The Ravenna Kiwanis meet at noon at the Ravenna Elks Club, 776 N. Freedom Street in Ravenna, and meetings are open to the public. Copies of Miss Szymanski’s books will be available for purchase and signing at the presentation. Please call Kiwanis member Judy Wilson at (330) 569-7508 for more information (330) 626-1260
Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, and apple crisp are on the menu for this month’s Loaves and Fishes meal at Covenant Bible Fellowship (8146 High Street, Garrettsville) on June 18th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. We have no income restrictions and enjoy serving everyone who attends. We look forward to fellowshipping with everyone while enjoying a home cooked meal. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to call 330.527.4205.
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
Let’s Build a Community
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 was started on May first. Not just for seniors! Folks of all ages are invited, but youngsters must have supervision.
June 19 & 20
The James A. Garfield School District will be conducting a computer recycling campaign June 19th & 20th. Community members may drop off old computers at the bus garage from 6 am – 8pm on June 19th, and 6am – 2pm on June 20th.
USWA Monthly Meeting
The retires 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 June 20th at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren. Special guest speaker and refreshments will be served.
The longest day of the year is something that should be celebrated, But how? Join Geauga Park District on June 21, for fun solar experiments and safe viewing of the sun! Solar Day / Summer Solstice Open House from – 3 to 9 pm at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay Street, Montville Township
Help Me Grow
The Geauga County Help Me Grow Program is holding its annual children’s clothing and toy giveaway on June 21st at The Metzenbaum Center, 8200 Cedar Road. All Geauga families are invited to attend this free event between 10am and 12pm. We will be accepting donations of gently used children’s clothing and toys from June 17th through June 19th. We are not able to accept stuffed animals, cribs or car seats. If you are interested in making a donation or want more information about the giveaway, please contact Geauga County Help Me Grow at 440-729-5250.
Trumbull Mobile Meals Golf Outing
The 8th Annual Trumbull Mobile Meals Golf Outing will feature a 10:00 Shotgun Start, June 21, 2013 at the Riverview Golf Course in Newton Falls, OH. All golfers will receive a morning snack, lunch, and a Saratoga steak dinner after the event. Door prizes, skill prizes, team prizes, favors, skins and mulligans, 50/50 raffle and much more will make for a great day of fun and fellowship. If you are unable to golf, but would still like to help, TMM would appreciate your support in any way possible. Individual golfers, teams, sponsors and supporters can call the Trumbull Mobile Meals office at 330.94.2538 for more information.
The House Band
The House Band will perform from 7:30-11:30pm on Broad Street, downtown Newton Falls on June 21.
“Dig In” to Your State
Summer is here, and it’s time to get out and explore! Discover exciting travel ideas at the Garrettsville Library. “Dig In” to Your State: Great Ohio Road Trips will be presented on June 22 at 11:00am as part of the Garrettsville Library’s adult summer reading program series. Learn about popular Ohio getaways, day trips, and travel research information to plan your perfect summer vacation. This program is open to participants ages 18 and up, and registration is limited. Please call 330-527-4378, or visit the library to register.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is June 17, 2013. Hole, Competition, and Buy-The-Flag sponsorships are available!
Fix It in the Farmland
Fix It in the Farmland clinics June 22 at Tractor Supply in Middlefield. Cost is $15
Free Teen Movie & Wiener Roast
Join us for a movie and popcorn, and wiener roast at a bonfire on June 22nd from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Windham Church of Christ. 9837 Wolf Road, Windham. All teens (age 13-19) are invited to attend. Save this date for a night of fun!
Annual Chicken BBQ & Yard sale
The Lake Milton Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Chicken BBQ and sale on June 22nd at 942 Grandview Road in Lake Milton. The yard sale will be from 9am-6pm, with the Chicken BBQ from 12-6. The menu will consist of ½ chicken cooked over an open fire (plain or BBQ), parsley potatoes, choice of side dishes, roll & butter, homemade dessert and beverage. The donation will be $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Good Food, Good Company and no tip! Eat in or carry out. If you are interest in free yard sale space please call: (330) 654-3396.
Ice cream, Cookies and Video
The Mantua Restoration Society is holding a fundraiser at the Mantua Center School (just north of SR82 on Center Road). Doors open at 5pm, with ice cream and cookies available, and an opportunity to purchase tickets ($1 each or 6 for $5) on a unique raffle quilt created by Ellie Monroe, combining a depiction of the school and traditional pieced blocks. At 7pm a video, “Sojer Boys: Portage County’s Connection to the Civil War” will be shown. A donation of $5 per individual or $10 for a family will cover food and video. Help us preserve our historic building.
Amateur Radio Field Day Event
The Portage County Amateur Radio Service (PCARS) will be holding its annual Field Day event at the Ravenna City Park on Oakwood Street in Ravenna from 2 pm on June 22 thru 2 pm on June 23. Field Day is sponsored nationally by the American Radio Relay League as a field operation for ham radio operators who provide emergency communications as well as a public demonstration of amateur radio activities. Community members and public officials are invited to stop by and learn more about amateur radio and the many facets of the hobby. There will even be a station for members of the public to operate on the air. For more information check the PCARS web site at www.portcars.org or contact the PCARS President, Tom Sly, WB8LCD, at 330-554-4650 or email@example.com
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 fewer the cost is $7.00. New vendors are being accepted. Applications may be obtained by contacting Dean Olson. 330-351-3035
So Sews Meeting
The American Sewing Guild- Niles Chapter Neighborhood Group Southington So Sews meets June 24 at 9:30 am at Southington Christian Church, St. Rt. 534, Southington. YoYo cardinals demo by Dot Porter. Contact Jennie Roberts @ 330 847-7386.
Cheerleading & Hip Hop Camp
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Cheerleading and Hip Hop Camp for youth ages 5 to 14. The clinic will be held from 8- 10am. Monday through Thursday, June 24 to 27 (Rain date June 28) at John Tontimonia City Park – Tower Lodge. Fee for Ravenna city taxpayers is $27 and all others is $32. Deadline for standard registration is June 21 and the deadline for online registration is June 18, 2013. Min 12 and max 50. For more Information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or register with Ravenna Recreation, (330) 296-2864
Vacation Bible School
June 24 -28
Colossal Coaster World’s Thrill Seekers VBS for 7th – 12th graders at New Hope Baptist Church in Windham is June 24th -28th. Pre-registration is available at NewHopeWindham.org on the VBS page under the Our Services tab. New Hope is located at 9809 East Center Street in Windham.
Free Car Wash
First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, is hosting a free car wash on Saturday, June 29 from 11am to 1pm for anyone who would like their car washed for free.
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
Sex In The Garden
Unbelievable things plants do…And don’t squish that bug! Event will be June 29th from 9:30-11:30am. Cost is $15. Discover how and why plants use their characteristics such as shape, color, scent, and other means to accomplish fertilization. Insects are an important part in this process. Learn about the advantageous relationships between plants and insects. Find out why a plant attracts a particular insect and how both benefit. Light refreshments provided. All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Make your check payable to OSU Extension and mail to: PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387.www.geauga.osu.edu
Secret Garden: A private blend of art and nature
Visit the beautiful Draime Estate Gardens on the north edge of Warren from 10:00-11:30am. This private estate is closed to the public and its specialty gardens are managed by Kent State University. A variety of rare and native plants are found in the well planned perennial garden, the formal English and Italian gardens, conifer collection, walled gardens, and water gardens. The grounds also contain a unique sculpture collection by Caroline Stacey. Limited enrollment. Hiking Fee: $8 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($12 for non-members). Register by phone (330.569.6003) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Directions will be sent upon registration.
Youth Fishing Education Program
The Eagle Creek Conservation Club is presenting a free fishing clinic for all boys and girls ages 4 to 15 on June 29from 9:30am to 2pm. The program is aimed at teaching the basic fishing techniques needed to help kids get the most enjoyment out of their time spent on the water. The class is broken up into four segments, each lasting approximately 20 minutes. Anyone wishing to attend the event MUST PRE-REGISTER by June 22. Spaces for this event are limited, so get your reservation made as soon as possible. The class will take place at the Eagle Creek Conservation Club, 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio, 44430. Doors open at 9:30am and the program will begin at 10am. Lunch will be provided for all attendees after class. After lunch everyone will have the chance to enjoy some time fishing in beautiful Eagle Creek located directly behind the club. Registration can be made by contacting Don Cummings, club president, at (330) 872-1075, email at email@example.com, or by mailing your name, address, phone number, and age to: Don Cummings – Eagle Creek CC 2587 Newton Tomlinson Rd. Newton Falls, Ohio 44444
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.
What’s all the Racquet?
July 6, 13, 20, 27
If you have wanted to pick-up, dust off, or rediscover your tennis savvy, July may be the month for you. Every Saturday in July from 8 till 9am, there will be a very informal tennis “Clinic”, on the courts in Windham Park. Alan Finn in co-operation with the Parks department and supported by the Windham UMC, will help teach the “basics” of the game. There is no age restriction, but we will only be going over the fundamentals of the game. There is no fee, and some equipment is available for use if needed. Any questions please e-mail Alan at Finn2538@hotmail.com, or leave a message on the Church answering machine (330-326-2571). Have experience, but having a hard time finding others who play, stop by @ 9am after the clinic.
Ravenna Parks and Rec is offering Youth Tennis lessons Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 to July 31, 2013 at John Tontimonia City Park Tennis Courts. Ages 6 to 10 years from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., ages 11 to 14 years from 11:10 to 12:10 p.m. City taxpayer fee is $32; non-city taxpayers pay $37. Participants should bring own racquet. If not racquets are provided. Tennis balls are provided. A Light Breakfast/Snack will be provided. For more information you can visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or register with Ravenna Recreation, 530 N. Freedom St., Ravenna, or call 330-296-2864, 8 to noon, 1 to 4:15 pm.
The 27th Annual Spelling Bee sponsored by Trumbull Retired Teachers will be held on July 11, at 1 pm at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds on Everett-Hull Road . Preregistration for grades 1 through 8 will begin on May 13, and will accepted until June 13. Free admission to the fair (excluding rides) will be offered to all preregistered spellers. A treat bag and certificate will be awarded to all pre-registered spellers. To preregister a child, please call Denise Deltondo at (330)530-4011.
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.
God’s Backyard Bible Camp
Join in the fun at God’s Backyard Bible Camp July 15th – July 19th! The Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd., will hold Vacation Bible School for children preschool -6th Grade from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Campers will enjoy outdoor games, music, crafts and snacks each night while being introduced to a central idea and life lesson from a Bible story. Plan now to join the backyard crew in all the fun. Contact the church office at (330) 872-1564 for more information.
Erie Brass Quartette
The Erie Brass Quartette (Big Band Sounds) will perform from 7-10 pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion, Intersection of Center Street and Quarry Street, Newton Falls on July 19.
17th Annual Yoder Brothers Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament will take place at, Fowlers Mill Golf Course in Chesterland on July 21. Breakfast & registration begins at 8:30am, shotgun start 10:30am and dinner at 5pm. Men and Women 4-player team scramble. Guest speaker, prizes, raffle & silent auction. Price is $150 per person, Contact Jack Menosky (440) 543-2811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
G-Men Football Golf Scramble
Help support the G-Men! 4-Person 18-Hole Golf Scramble will be held Friday, July 26 at Sugarbush Golf Course. $90 per person / $360 per team. Includes catered dinner and prizes. $400 cash prize for lowest score. Hole sponsorship available $100. To register or for more info call Aaron 330-524-2646 or Head Coach Mike Moser 330-472-0325
Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event
Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event at Ravenna High School on July 27. The day will include several educational sessions focusing on diabetic health, expert advice, free snacks, lunch, giveaways, and exhibitors with information. Some of the topics will include: Obesity & Diabetes, Preventing long term complications, Diabetic Drugs, and Truth behind Diabetes and Your Feet. This year, a special guest will join the event. Mr. Marcus Dupree, former NFL and AFL player. Dupree will be on hand to share his journey with Type II diabetes. Please call 330.297.3456 to register for this one day event. Registration is free but space is limited. Call today!
The Longshot will perform from 7-10pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion Intersection of Center Street & Quarry Street on Aug 2nd
Crestwood Primary Offers Summer Safety Town Program
Crestwood Primary School (CPS), in conjunction with their PTO, is offering Safety Town for Fall 2013 kindergarteners. The program will run from August 5 – 9 at CPS from 9 – 11:30 am and will cover fire, bus, playground safety, stranger awareness and other important topics to help your child learn to stay safe. Register by July 1 at a reduced rate of $25 per child. If space allows, late registration will be take on August 5 at a cost of $35 per child. For more information, call (330) 931-0568 or email email@example.com
Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held August 5 to 8 (rain date is August 9). From 8:30-10:30am for ages 5 to 15 years. Fee is $27.00 for city taxpayers and $32.00 for non-city taxpayers. Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30. Deadline to register is August 2. After August 2 there is a $10 late fee. For more information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us
Tour De Metz
The Metzenbaum Foundation & The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities presents: TOUR DE METZ! This events will be held Aug 10th at The Metzenbaum Center is located at; 8200 Cedar Road, Chesterland. Ride registration is at 8am, ride begins at 9am. The ride is a 15 or 30 mile loop through scenic Geauga County. Cost is $30 per rider or $75 for a family of three or more. Rest stops, refreshments, and SAG support available. Includes lunch, T-shirts, goodie bags, raffles and more! Register Online at: www.signmeup.com/91080. Contact Kelly Ericsson at 440.729.9406 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Flea Market at Mantua Center School
A Flea Marked will be held on August 24th at Mantua Center School, 11741 Center Road in Mantua. Sign up now for your table. Sell anything except guns and controlled substances. New items, used items, crafts, whatever. $10 for 8’x10’ space if you bring your own table, $15 if we provide the table. A fundraiser for the women’s group of Mantua Center Christian Church. Call Carol at 330-562-8869