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 through August 1st. Serving times are 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Play in the park and have lunch too! See you there!
Warren Courthouse Square
Now – Aug 31
Every Saturday this summer, beginning July 7th, there will be a whole lot of fun at Courthouse Square. There will be Art in the Park, sponsored by the Trumbull Art Gallery, free for children and teens. Ages 4-12 will meet from 1pm-2pm, and teens 13 and up will meet from 2pm-3pm. At 5 pm there will be Happy Hour painting for adults ($25 fee). Chess in the Park, sponsored by Chess Is Life, will take place from 3pm-5pm. Play with this local chess group, or bring a friend. There are free chess lessons offered for kids. From 3pm – 5pm the Trumbull County YMCA will have bocce, cornhole, croquet, frisbee, and other lawn games. In addition, there will occasionally be other events – you can only find out what they are by showing up!
Praise and Worship Service
Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us!
Middlefield Chamber 50/50 Raffle
Now- July 27
50/50 Raffle Tickets for sale by the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce members from now until July 27th, when the drawing will be done at the Middlefield Summer Fest. Tickets are $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20. You can buy your ticket from Chamber members and also at the Middlefield Summer Fest, which is 11 am to 10 pm at the Middlefield Fire Department property. The Chamber is non-profit and proceeds will go towards The School Safety Program and other community projects. Call the Middlefield Chamber with any questions 440-632-5705.
Hiram College Nature Camps
For information on Hiram College Nature Camps, email email@example.com or call 330.569.6003
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
July 19 & 20
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on July 19, 20th at 7pm 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 by 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.
Youth Soccer Practice
July 21 & 28
Calling all youth soccer players in grades 2 thru 8. There will be soccer open fields from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on July 21st, & 28th at the Brosius Road soccer fields. Shin guards are required and bring a soccer ball and water bottle. We will practice foot skills and go through different drills then play a game. We are also looking for parents to help. Contact Russell Thornton (firstname.lastname@example.org), Bob Finney (email@example.com) or Brian Gorby (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. Any person interested in running the Garrettsville youth soccer program please stop by or contact us. We still have all the info needed to get the program running and have a few options to help.
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.
Hiram Rapids Community Sale
July 19 & 20
A Community Sale will be July 19 & 20th at Hiram Rapids from 9am-5pm. Refreshments served at the Historical Church, 6337 Winchell Rd. Bake sale and raffle for handmade rocker ($400 value). Maps available.
Biking for the Band
Biking for the Band, bicycle poker run will be held July 20th to raise funds in support of the Crestwood Scarlet Guard Marching Band. Registration starts at 8am, rolling starts 9-9:30am and drawing stations close at 12:20pm. All score cards must be returned by 1pm. Cost is $20 for adults (18+), $10 for Children (10-17), $60 Family (2 adults, 2+ children) and Free for children under 10 yrs. Registrations https://www.truesport.com/index.pjp/events/truesprot_event/116
Rockwell International Annual Picnic at Braceville Picnic Shelter will be July 20th from noon-3pm – eating at 1pm. Bring a covered dish to share
Kinsman is for Sale
“Kinsman Is For Sale” There will be town-wide yard sales in conjunction with the Rotary Chicken BBQ on July 20th. Sales are from 9am to 5pm. Amish bake sale on the square. To be on the map or more info call 330-876-3178 between 10am and 6 pm. Free maps are available at Market Square
BBQ Chicken Dinner Benefit
BBQ Chicken Dinner Benefit for Mennonite Meat Canning Project will be held July 20 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at 1st UMC Church Social Hall, 14999 S. State Ave. (Rt. 608) Middlefield. Handicap accessible Adults $10, under age 10 $6. For Pre-sale Tickets call: 440-632-0480 OR 216-408-7321. Menu Includes: BBQ chicken on the grill, homemade macaroni salad, dilly green bean salad, relish tray, rolls – beverages, homemade desserts and a dessert auction!
Ice Cream Social
Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Rd., Lordstown will hold an Ice Cream Social from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. There will be turkey sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, home made pies & ice cream. A bake sale will also be held.
Free Concert at Huntsburg Memorial Park
Free Concert on July 20 from 6 – 8 pm at the Huntsburg Memorial Park in the Bandstand. Fort Huntsburg Band will be performing. This concert is sponsored by Tim Frank Septic Service. This is the last concert of the summer of 2013. The Grange has refreshments in the pavilion and this is International Night with many different foods, along with a Bake Sale from The Huntsburg Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship Members. This is a big night, lots of fun, and a chance to win at the 50/50 Raffle. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. This is Rain Or Shine. If it rains, the concert and all the activities will be held inside the Town Hall. The Grange will use any proceeds from this and any other event to fund projects to benefit our community.
Linda Ross Weber Returns
Former area minister and gospel singer, Linda Ross Weber will return to her roots for two services on July 20th. Linda will minister at Ladies Christian Aglow Meeting at 9:30 am at the Middlefield Senior Center. She will also sing and minister at 6 pm at Newbury Full Gospel Church in Kiwanis Lake. For more information call “The Whaleys” 440-834-0614
Mozart and Magnolias, Haydn and Hylas: The nature of Blossom
Join naturalist Bob Faber at 5:00pm to explore a new addition to The Cuyahoga Valley National Park adjacent to the Blossom Music Center. The forest contains a variety of tree species including native magnolia trees and a unique upland stand of swamp white oaks. The summer songs of the Hylas should be echoing through the forest. Explore the woodlands and then have the option to stay for a stunning musical experience as the Cleveland Orchestra performs an evening of Mozart, Hyden, and Cimarosa (tickets sold separately). Hiking Fee: $8 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($10 for non-members). Register by phone (330.569.6003) or email (email@example.com)
Soccer Sign Ups
July 20 & 26
Garrettsville Soccer Signups will be July 20th from 11am-1pm and July 26th from 4:30-6:30pm at Garrettsville Village Hall. Ages 4-8. Cost is $30
Burton Library Public Book Sale
July 20 & 27
The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold two book sales in July, July 20 is a “Friends Only” preview sale from 9 a.m. until noon. Annual Membership to the Friends of the Burton Public Library is just $5 for the year and may be purchased at this sale. The next book sale will be July 27 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. In addition to books, there are magazines, sheet music, puzzles, movies, CDs and more. Burton Public Library is located at 14458 West Park Street, on the square in Burton Village.
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
Garrettsville UMC VBS
Come and join us at the Fun Fair for another exciting week of VBS. Garrettsville United Methodist church will be hosting Vacation Bible School the week of July 22-25 from 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm each evening. VBS is open to children ages 3-6th grade. Teen helpers are also needed. Please register on line at 2013.cokesburyvbs.com/GarrettsvilleUMC or contact the church office at 527-2055.
Pricetown UMC VBS
Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd., in Newton Falls will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School from July 22nd thru July 26th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship. This year’s theme is: “Everywhere Fun Fair” ‘Where God’s World Comes Together’. Youngsters (3 years to 12th grade) are invited to meet Jesus. They will enjoy Bible stories, music, games, crafts, snacks and our country store at the end of the week.
First UMC VBS
Vacation Bible School will be held July 22-25 from 6:30-8:30pm for Ages 4 thru 12 @ First United Methodist Church, 14999 South State Ave. Middlefield 440-632-0480. Free to all children. Please arrive on July 22 at 6 pm to register.Completion of parental permission form and medical form required.
Vacation Bible School
Southington UMC Vacation Bible School will be July 22-25th from 6-8pm. Join us for crafts, singing and storytelling. Evening meal provided. Church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Questions call 330-898-2156
Vacation Bible School
Gospel Light’s SonWest Roundup VBS will be held at the Wayland Community Church, 6355 Wayland Rd in Wayland from July 22-26th. The fun begins at 6pm sharp and lasts until 8pm. A mini-musical will be presented at the morning worship service on July 28. All children age 3 through those who finished grade six are welcome. There is no charge to attend. For more information call Anna 330-9382335, Debbie 330-358-2638 or JoDel 330-358-2739
Free Community Dinner
There will be a free community dinner July 23rd from 5-6pm at the Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach, Warren OH
eReaders & Tablets: What Should I Buy?
eReaders & Tablets: What should I buy? Find out on July 23rd, at 6:30 pm at the Burton Public Library. Learn about the hot eReaders & tablets on the market today: the iPad, Kindle, and Nook. We’ll let those in attendance try them out. Please register: 440.834.4466.
It is finally summer and we are enjoying the weather, but it is also time for more accidents and we need blood for emergencies, so we are having a blood drive at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd. on July 24, from noon to 6 PM.
Tommy’s Back In Town
Tommy’s back in town, Tommy’s back in town and he’s cooking turkey with all the trimmings, July 26th at the Renaissance Center in Windham from 5-6:30pm
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
Rummage Sale & Concert
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
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
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
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
July 27 & 28
Free workshops and training sessions about fracking, waste disposal injection wells, July 27 & 28th: A series of free workshops and training sessions about fracking, waste disposal injection wells, legislation, and how it all affects Ohioans and what we can do: First Congregational Church, Ravenna. For details, watch for announcement next week or contact email@example.com.
Pancakes in the Park!
Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invites you on Sunday, July 28th for a delicious all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Sunny Lake Park (885 Mennonite Rd. Aurora 44202 – boathouse pavilion) from 9am to 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! Dog walkers welcome!
Classic Car Show
Classic Car Show will be held on July 28th from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Hambden Congregational Church, 13840 G.A.R. Hwy Chardon, Oh (Hambden Township). Registration from 1-2pm. Free Event for the whole family! For more information call: Dorothy at 440-286-4655 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Yvonne at 440-286-7270 or email@example.com
Rally at Trumbull County Courthouse
Rally, July 29th at the Trumbull County Courthouse, Warren, OH. 11:30-6:00. Musicians, information about fracking, injection wells, activities for children: chalk drawing, crafts. Local, state and national speakers: why Ohioans are concerned about fracking and its waste.
Vacation Bible School
July 29- Aug 1
Vacation Bible School for preschool through Grade 6 will be held at the Burton Congregational Church beginning July 29 through August 1 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The theme is “Let’s Grow” and will explore Jesus’ parables of seeds and growing. All children are welcome to attend for learning and fun. The program will include songs, stories, games, crafts, and snacks. Burton Congregational Church is located at 14558 W. Park Street, the red church on the square in Burton Village. Phone: 440-834-4495
July 29 – Aug 2
Exploring nature has never been so much fun. 8-10 year olds will explore the slimy, smelly, wet and dirty parts of ecosystems as they hike, crawl, wade and slog through forests, fields, ponds and streams, July 29th – August 2nd from 9am-3:30pm. For information on Hiram College Nature Camps, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330.569.6003
Half-Day Hikers Nature Camp
July 29-Aug 2
A variety of sensory and creative explorations in nature awaits these 5-7 year olds. This adventure will stimulate your child’s curiosity as they learn about the wonders of the natural world, July 29th – August 2nd from 9am-noon. For information on Hiram College Nature Camps, email email@example.com or call 330.569.6003
BioBuddies Nature Camp
July 29-Aug 2
Specifically for preschoolers (ages 3 & 4) and an adult, BioBuddies will explore nature as young children see it…new & exciting. Each day will be a different adventure full of learning, fun and memories for little hands and big imaginations, July 29th-August 2nd from 9:30-11am. For information on Hiram College Nature Camps, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330.569.6003
Youth Fall Soccer League Signups
Ravenna Parks and Recreation still have openings for its Youth Fall Soccer League for League U-12 Girls & U-12 Boys: Age 10 by 7/31/13. The U12 league will play teams from Ravenna and as well as other local soccer programs in our area. A tournament will be held at the end of the season. Players receive a team t-shirt for the games. Openings still remain, but are limited for more Information please contact the Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department at 330-296-2864.
Bainbridge Swing Dance
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.
The Longshot will perform from 7-10pm at Newton Falls City Park – Jaycee Pavilion Intersection of Center Street & Quarry Street on Aug 2nd
Community Yard Sale Days
Aug 2 & 3
North Jackson Citizens Association’s Community-wide Yard Sales Days will be Aug 2nd and 3rd starting at 9am. Maps to locate 150 addresses will be available the morning of the sales at 11349 W. Mahoning Ave. where there is free parking and at businesses.
Taco Supper & Monthly Dance
On August 3rd Portage County Chapter #600 Parents Without Partners will have a taco supper from 6:30-7:30pm and its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Avenue in Tallmadge. Event is open to the public and nonmembers are invited to join the PWP members to celebrate the “Fiesta Night” dance theme. The cost for the dance is $6 per person for members and $8 for nonmembers. The cost for the taco supper is $5 per person. For reservations and information please call Mary 330-571-3801 or Warrine 330-322-9551
Annual Trunk Sale
The Third Annual Trunk Sale will be held on August 3rd from 9am to 1pm at Harrington Square in Cortland Banks parking lot area, in Middlefield, between McDonalds and Wal-Mart. Free to shoppers. There will be “Fair Food” at the Trunk Sale, as well as all the regular lunch, snacks and restaurants right there. Come and find your treasures here. If you would like to be a vendor, call the Middlefield Chamber for info at 440-632-5705 or email@example.com. Spaces are $20 each or two spaces for $35. Rain or shine event. The Chamber is non-profit and proceeds will go to School Safety Program and other community projects.
Alumni Soccer Game
The Crestwood High School Boys Soccer Team will be hosting their annual Alumni Soccer Game on August 3rd @ 6:00 pm at the Bowen Rd. field (11256 Bowen Rd in Mantua). All Crestwood Boys Soccer Alumni are invited to play. The cost is $10.00 & includes T-shirt & picnic hosted by the current Crestwood boys’ team and families following the game. For additional details, please contact Jason @ (330)283-1682 or Ruth @ (330)204-2635.
Sweet Corn Festival
Aug 3 & 4
Kent Lions Club 6th Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Beckwith Orchard 1617 Lake Rockwell Rd from Noon – 5pm on Aug 3rd & 4th. Ear-resistable fun for all ages. Hot Dogs, sausage sandwiches, peach and apple pie, boiled sweet corn, & ice cream available for purchase. Live entertainment, free trolley rides, face painting, clown, and craft vendors. Proceeds fund Lions Sight Projects
Free School Supply Giveaway
Newton Falls American Legion is hosting a Free School Supply Giveaway – while supplies last –on August 4th from 3-4pm. Children must be present. Legion is located at 2025 East River Rd. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach in co-operation with Newton Falls American Legion.
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 taken on August 5 at a cost of $35 per child. For more information, call (330) 931-0568 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Summer Music Camp
Aug 5 – 9
The Garfield band department is again offering its summer music camp for all band students entering 6th through 8th grade. The camp is August 5-9 and the students will perform a concert on August 9th at 7pm. The cost of the camp is $35 and includes a t-shirt and a pizza party. Registrations will be accepted until August 1st. Please mail your payment (checks made to Garfield Band Boosters) along with the students name, instrument and shirt size to Garfield Band Boosters 10233 SR 88 Garrettsviile, Ohio 44231.
Arts In The Park
Lots of Family Fun at the 3rd Annual Arts In The Park in Newton Falls! Looking for a fun, free event to take your family to this summer? Head to beautiful Veteran’s Park, located on SR 534 in Newton Falls, for the 3rd Annual Arts in the Park! This spectacular celebration of the arts, which will be held on, August 10 from 11am until 3pm, gives you and your family the opportunity to admire and buy unique artwork, create your own artwork, listen to local musicians, and much more. If you are a local artist who would like to display and sell your artwork, this is the event for you! Contact Jamie at: email@example.com or call 330-872-0597 for information on how to register. Visit www.NewtonFallsArts.com or see Facebook “Newton Falls Arts In The Park”.
Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic
Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 2-5pm at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Road Pavilion, in Middlefield on, August 10th. Please bring a dish to pass, own table service, beverage and lawn chairs. We will provide punch and hot dogs. We plan on eating at 2:00 p.m. For additional information call Maryan at 330-569-7057 or Melburn at 440-632-0947. Hope to see you all there.
Luau at Harvest Point
Harvest Point Church, 6100 Tod Ave., Unit 4, Lordstown, Ohio, will be holding their 4th Annual Luau on August 10th from noon- 3 pm at Central Park in Lordstown. The park is located at the intersection of Tod Ave. and Salt Springs Rd. This year’s event will include a Farmer’s Market, baked goods, family pictures, door prizes, various games and foods as well as haircuts for school age children by a licensed beautician. All of this and so much more and it is all FREE!!!
Trash & Treasure Sale
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” Parkman Congregational Church, 18165 Main Street (State Route 528) Parkman. August 15th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., August 16th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., August 17th 8 a.m. – 12 noon (everything half price)12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. (everything free!!) The lunch stand will be open daily!
17th Annual Big Game Banquet
The Lake Erie Chapter of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold its annual Big Game Banquet on August 17th in Chardon. RMEF is dedicated to ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Local chapters raise funds that assist land and wildlife conservation and hunting outreach efforts in Ohio and around the country. For information call 440-667-6287 or 440-655-1234. You can purchase your tickets at https://events.rmef.org/shop.aspx?eid=0407130
2nd Annual Golf Outing
The 2nd Annual Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is August 23rd at Grandview Golf Course. Foursomes, scramble format, skins, proximity games, prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places, lunch at the turn, dinner after golf. The Chamber is non-profit and all proceeds will go directly to the School Safety Program. Call the Chamber to register or to sponsor on different levels. 440-632-5705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come one, come all to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Penn-Ohio Wooden Money Collectors on September 21 from 10am-4pm at the Huntsburg Community Center, 12406 Madison Rd in Huntsburg. Free admission, free refreshments, door prizes and raffles.