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Community Yard Sale
Space Available
Community Yard Sale – First Church of God of Windham still has FREE spaces available for anyone who would like to come sell their items at the community yard sale.  Tables are available upon request and a cookout lunch will be provided for all vendors and patrons.  Call now to register for your free spot: 330-671-1426.

Picnic in the Park
Thursdays
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
Saturdays
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!

RFC Dinner
June 27
Everyone is invited June 27th, 5-6:30 pm to another great meal at Renaissance Family Center of Windham, Ohio

Youth Cheerleading Uniform Fittings
June  27
Youth cheerleading uniform fittings will be June 27th at the Garrettsville Village Park from 5-7pm. All money will be due at this time. Please plan on attending one of these dates even if you do not need a new uniform, we will be ordering warm ups at the same time. Also if you have a uniform that no longer fits and you would like to resell it, please bring it with you! Questions or concerns please contact Laurie Norton at 330-904-4791

God Provides Free Meal – Cookout
June 28
God Provides a Free Meal Cookout will be June 28 from 4-6pm at the Nelson UMC – Hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, cookies. Everyone is welcome!

Free Car Wash
June 29
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
June 29
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

Secret Garden: A private blend of art and nature
June 29
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 (sorrickmw@hiram.edu). Directions will be sent upon registration.

Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.
June 30
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. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com.

Annual Outdoor Worship Service
June 30
Parkman Congregational Church Annual Outdoor Worship Service and Church Picnic will be June 30th – Worship Service begins at 11:00 AM, at Overlook Pavilion at Camp Chickagami Burgers, Hot Dogs & Beverages provided. Please bring a dish to share.

Deal or No Deal
June 30
The Garfield Band Boosters will again present “Deal or No Deal” at Summerfest!  Please join us on June 30th at 3pm for your chance to win $500.  Entry tickets are $5 and will be available Summerfest weekend from band members and at the band booster booth on Main Street.  Come join the fun, win some money and support the band.

Breakfast in the Park
June 30
Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invites you on June 30th for a delicious all you can eat pancake breakfast at Sunny Lake Park (885 Mennonite Rd. Aurora 44202 – boathouse pavilion) from 9-11am.  Let our team of volunteers cook you breakfast (pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee) while you enjoy the scenic view or a 2 mile walk/jog around Sunny Lake.  Cost:  $6 adults, $4 kids 3-10 yrs., under 3 yrs. free! Rain or Shine!  Dog walkers welcome!

GMS Football Conditioning
Begins July 1
ATTENTION GARFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS – Conditioning will begin July 1st from 6-8pm at the Middle School on Mon, Tue & Thurs.  If you missed sign-ups at School, please plan on attending.  Questions contact Mark Apple @ 330-221-1504.

The Biggest Loser Newton Falls Registration
July 1
Registration for The Biggest Loser Newton Falls will be July 1st from 5-8pm, at the Newton Falls Community Center. There will be a fee of $10. Final weigh in will be August 26th. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd highest percentage lost, most weight lost, first to reach goal weight. Join us on Facebook – facebook.com/newtonfallsbiggestloser

Tae Kwon Do
July 2-20
New session of Tae Kwon Do will be held from July 2nd-30th at Lake Hodgson – Apco Lodge (except for, July 4th & 9th) 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 6:30-8:00pm. 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.

Blood Drive
July 3
Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a blood drive in their showroom, 104-A East Broad St in Newton Falls on July 3 from 2-6pm. All who come will receive an American Red Cross baseball hat, a free ice cream cone coupon courtesy of Dairy Queen and will be entered to win a $25 gas gift card from Falls Home Remodeling.

Chesterland Parade
July 4
American Legion Atwood- Mauck Post 459 Chesterland Parade will be July 4th at 11am. Also Appreciation day @ Burton Fairgrounds at 6pm until fireworks are completed. Call Bo (440) 834-8764.

Library Closed Independence Day
July 4
All offices and branches of Portage County District Library will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. They will resume normal operating hours on July 5th.  Visit www.portagelibrary.org for information about Portage County District Library programs and services. Find us on Facebook.

Bainbridge Swing Dance
July 5
The Dan Zola Orchestra will be playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on July 5th at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023). The Dan Zola Orchestra is a don’t want to miss, 19-piece big band. Dance lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

Community Yard Sale
July 6
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 basis.  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.

Annual 5K Freedom Run & 1 Mile Mutt Strut
July 7
Annual 5K Freedom Run & 1 Mile Mutt Strut will be July 7th. Race sponsored by Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora.  Registration time: 8am.  Race time: 9am. The race be held at, 8819 North Spring Valley Park Dr. in Bainbridge Twp., 44023.  Pre-registration is $15.00 before July 5, & $20 on race day. The race will begin and end at Spring Valley Lake.  By participating in this event, you will be raising funds needed to provide excellent animal care for unwanted, dismissed and retired racing greyhounds waiting for their forever homes.  Pre-register at www.active.com    Search:  Freedom Run 5k, Chagrin Falls, OH.  Details regarding this event can be found on www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org

Free Water Well Testing
July 7
Free well water monitoring will be conducted as usual on Sunday July 7,  2013, at 3:15 P.M.  at the Eagles Building Meeting Hall at 9052 St. Rt. 14 Unit D across Route 14 from the K Mart in Streetsboro. For further information, call Mary Greer, 330-472-8086. The group is not affiliated with any political party or religion and receives no support from any such group, and the monitors are not EPA lab certified specialists.

Tennis Lessons
July 8-31
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.

Fun Time Fitness Tumbling
July 9-30
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering a, Fun Time Fitness Tumbling class each Tuesday July 9th – 30th from 10-11am. The cost for this activity is City residents: $35.00 and Non-residents: $40.00. Beginning July 3 there will be a $10.00 late fee if openings still remain. It is a 1 hour class hosted by American Kids Unlimited. Fun Time Fitness is a well-balanced program with activities focusing on strength, endurance, and balance! Class will run for 4 weeks and includes lunch.  Class will be held outdoors at City Park beginning July 9th for 4 weeks.You can register on our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us  or in person at the Ravenna Parks and Recreation department at 530 N. Freedom Street. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us at 330-296-2864.

Gathering of Eagles
July 11
American Legion Atwood-Mauck Post 459 “Gathering on Eagles” will be at Lost Nation Airport in Mentor at 1pm. Posting colors by Post 459 Color Guard. Call Bo (440) 834-8764

Spelling Bee
July 11
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
July 11
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 Chalmers’ office (330) 998-4340

Freedom Fairweather Walkers
July 11
Please join us on July 11th, for a leisurely 2 mile stroll around Sunny Lake Park in Aurora (885 Mennonite Rd., Aurora 44202).  We will meet at 6:45pm at the boathouse pavilion.  Walk begins promptly at 7:00pm.  All breeds are welcome! Meet new dog owners! Meet new friends.  If you don’t have a dog to walk, still join us.  We might just have one waiting for you.  Your pooch will receive a treat for being a participant. And it’s absolutely free!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
July 12-14; 19 & 20
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on July 12, 13, 19, 20th at 7pm and July 14, 2013 at 2pm in the James A. Garfield, Iva Walker Auditorium – starring Megan Ryser as Snow White and Ben Vizy as the Prince.  Direction of this production is by Justin Steck and Music Direction by Eric Juzkiw.  This production is a fairy tale play by Jessie Braham White based on the story of the Brothers Grimm. Tickets may be purchased at the door for Adults $10, Children under 12 and seniors over 65 $7 and groups of 15 or more $5 per person. Sponsored by Charles Auto Family, Gionino’s Pizzeria and Ryser Insurance.

AmVets Golf Outing
July 13
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.

Junk in the Trunk Sale
July 13
Legacy Dog Rescue, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, will be holding a one day “Junk in the Trunk” sale, July 13 at Family Video, 4385 Kirk Rd., Austintown. 10am – 3pm, Spaces are still available to rent  for $15.00.  Call 330-719-5569 to reserve your spot today! Please come out and support our efforts to help the abused, neglected and abandoned dogs of Trumbull & Mahoning County.

Vacation Bible School
July 14-19
Vacation Bible School will be held July 14th-19th at First Baptist Church; 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls.  The school will be held from 6-8:45pm each night and is open and free to all children 4 years old through Grade 6.  The theme is “Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God”.  Registration is available online at www.fbcnewtonfalls.com or by calling the church office (330) 872-7055.

Pandamania Vacation Bible School
July 15-18
Nelson UMC on the circle in Nelson is hosting a VBS for kids 3 years olds – 6th grade July 15-18, Pandamania Vacation Bible School will be held from 6-8:30pm. You can register that night and there is no cost. Come learn about God’s love and make new friends in the process! Contact Pastor Lisa Kropinak at 330-326-6043 if you have any questions.

God’s Backyard Bible Camp
July 15-29
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.

Vacation Bible School
July 16-18
The Hambden Congregational Church is ready for a Vacation Bible School your kids will never forget. At the Son World Adventure Park Vacation Bible School your kids will be pointed right to Jesus! Children will have a great time singing songs, creating crafts, and playing games. But most important, they’ll discover Jesus provides what they truly need in every challenge of life. Son World Adventure Park will be July 16th -18th at 13840 GAR Highway (Route 6, across from the Hambden Elementary School) from 6-8:30pm.  All Children 4 years old through 5th grade are welcome. There is no charge. For further information call the church office at 286-4369 or 286-9324.

Erie Brass Quartette
July 19
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.

Kinsman Day
July 20
Kinsman Rotary Chicken BBQ Town-wide yard sales will be July 20th.  BBQ at town park from  11am to 3pm. Yard sales run from 9am to 5pm. Maps are available at Market Square on the square in the center of town. Kinsman on Rts. 5, 7 & 87

Golf Tournament
July 21
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 tjmeno@aol.com

Travel with the Young of Heart
July 22-25
St. Anselm Young of Heart has a trip planned to Springfield and Chicago, IL July 22-25. A day will be spent touring Springfield, “The Land of Lincoln. “ A visit will be made to the Lincoln Museum, the Old State Capitol, the Lincoln Tomb and more. Then they will go to Chicago and have a guided tour of the town, visit the Navy Pier, the Shedd Aquarium, the observation deck at the Willis Tower, go on a cruise, and have fun at the Tommy Guns Garage dinner show. Six meals are included. Cost is $568 ($580 non-members). Final payment is due July 5th. For reservations call Nancy Battenfield at 440-729-9684.  Bus will depart from St. Anselm Church in Chesterland.

Theater Clinic
July 22-Aug 8
Ravenna Recreation Department is offering a Summer Theater Clinic for boys and girls under the direction of Ric Hughes, Director of the Ravenna All-City Musical.   The Clinic will be held July 22nd – August 8th – Monday through Friday at West Park School.  Registration is now through July 14th. Beginning July 15th there is a $10 late fee if any openings.  Cost is $20 for city taxpayers or $25 for non-city taxpayers.   Fee includes breakfast each morning.  Children 4th- 7th grade in the fall 2013 : 8-9:15am. Children K – 3rd grade in the fall 2013: 8:45 – 10 am. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student there is something for everyone in this clinic. Two public performances will be held August 8th at 1 and 7pm.   You can register on our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us  or in person at the Ravenna Parks and Recreation department at 530 N. Freedom Street. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us at 330-296-2864.

G-Men Football Golf Scramble
July 26
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

Rummage Sale & Concert
July 26-28
Rummage Sale and Concert will be at Christ Covenant Church, Rte 87 in Middlefield, June 27th  from 9am-7pm and July 28th from 9am-3pm. Rummage Sale includes Bake Sale and Chinese Auction – Donations welcome. Also, during the event weekend at Christ Covenant, Praise Concert:  July 26th at 7pm Featuring “Spirit Bound” quartet and Gail Mangeri, Soloist. No admission fee, Benefit for Charity Children’s Ministries

Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event
July 27
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!

Middlefield Summerfest Parade
July 27
American Legion Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will participate in the Middlefield Summerfest Parade on  July 27 at 11am. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for details

5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
July 27
2013 Run For Hope 5k & 1-Mile Fun Run / Walk at New Hope Christian Fellowship 11051 E. Washington St. Auburn, OH  44023.  Driveway entrance if off of Auburn Rd.  Run/ Walk will be held July 27 at 8am. 5K  $20 pre-registration, $25 race day registration, 1 Mile $10 registration. Proceeds to benefit Dominican Republic Mission Water Purification Plant Project. To register go to www.greaterclevelandxc.com

The Longshot
Aug 2
The Longshot will perform from 7-10pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion Intersection of Center Street & Quarry Street on Aug 2nd

Bainbridge Swing Dance
Aug 2
Blues DeVille will be playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on Aug 2nd at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Blues DeVille is known for playingBlues, Swing, Old Soul, even a little Zydeco. Dance lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

Crestwood Primary Offers Summer Safety Town Program
August 5-9
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 crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com
Tennis Camp
Aug 5-8
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
Aug 10
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 kericsson@geaugadd.org for more information!

Flea Market  at Mantua Center School
Aug 24
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