We’re All Invited
Praise and Worship Service
Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7pm. The church is located at the town center on SR 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us!
Be A Part of a Unique Experience
Starting Sept 7
Are you looking for a new and unique church experience? The First Church of God of Windham is restarting with a different format and a new church plant type of experience. If you would like to be a part of forming the “new” Church of God they will be moving all activities including planning, small group Bible studies, free meals and other outreach events to Saturday. The new format will begin Saturday, September 7th with their monthly free dinner at 5pm. They will again have a cookout style dinner with s’mores and discussion around the campfire. Everyone is welcome to attend and be a part of restarting this ministry to and for the Windham area. The church is located at 9016 N Main St in Windham. Weekly meetings and Bible studies will continue each Saturday evening at 5pm at the pastor’s home next to the church. If you have any questions or would like more information call 330-671-1426
Hiram College Water Dogs Signups
Deadline Sept 6
On Sunday afternoons from: 2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm there will be swim lessons for all levels, all hours. Lessons are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of free time at the end. Sept 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, and October 6th. Cost is $50.00 per Child for all 5 lessons for ages 4 years and older. Sign-ups will be Sept 7th, from 2:30-5:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. Register online – Deadline to register Sept 6th. www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons. Questions? Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343
Crestwood Raffle Fundraiser
Now – Aug 30
The Crestwood Band Patrons and Scarlet Guard Marching Band are holding a raffle fundraiser. The winning numbers will be drawn during the first CHS home football game on Aug 30th – Winner need not be present to claim prize. Tickets are $10 each. To support the band and a chance to win 1 of five $500 prizes, contact a band member or Larisa Catcott at (330) 322-3606.
Newton Falls Chili Cook off Call for Cookers
Now – Sept 18th
Do you make the best chili in Northeast Ohio? The 24th Annual Chili Cook Off will be October 5th and registration for cookers is now open! Entry fee is $50 per team and the top prize is $500 (plus bragging rights)! Applications are also being accepted for vendor table spaces. For more information and Cook Off rules, call Julie (330) 240-9268 or Patty (330) 872-7641 or visit www.nffa44444.com. Deadline for entry is Sept 18th.
Kent State Vinyl Club
Kent State Vinyl Club Seeking Record Donations. Looking for a place to donate your old records? Kent State University’s Vinyl Club is seeking records and equipment. Students meet weekly to listen to music the old fashioned way. To donate contact Chris (330) 842-7721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand Portrait Display
The Newton Falls Public Library is currently displaying the 2013 Hand Portraits in the lobby exhibit case. The portraits are the product of a collaborative project between visual and language arts students from Newton Falls High School and volunteer residents from Laurie Ann’s Nursing Home. Come by and see these wonderful works of art!
Master Gardener Volunteers at The Great Geauga County Fair
Aug 29-Sept 2
It’s here, The Great Geauga County Fair! Fair goers are invited to visit the Master Gardener booth in the Agriculture Building, , August 29th -September 2nd. This year’s theme, Bloom Where You are Planted!, will feature unique and creative ideas for gardens, both big and small. The Master Gardener family friendly booth is an annual must-see Fair experience! Master Gardener Volunteers will be on duty to answer your gardening questions.
Post 459 at Geauga County Fair
Aug 29-Sept 2
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton- Middlefield will have a display at the Geauga County Fair – Aug 29th thru Sept 2nd. Come to our tent by the “Big Tank” behind the milking counter. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for details.
60 Mile Yard Sale
Labor Day Weekend
The Tour Route 7 group is sponsoring a 60 mile yard sale over Labor Day Weekend. This covers the towns along Ohio Route 7 from Hubbard to Conneaut. People who live along the towns along 7 are encouraged to have sales this coming weekend. People are invited to drive Rt. 7 and visit our members along the way. www.TourRoute7.com or facebook Tour Route 7.
God Provides A Free Meal
Nelson Methodist Church will be hosting a dinner on Aug 30 from 4-6 pm. Sloppy joes, cole slaw, chips and cake will be on the menu.
Eagles Steak Fry
The Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on Sat. Aug 31st from 4-7:30 pm. Dinner includes choice of baked potato or french fries, vegetable, salad and roll w/butter. Steak dinners are $12 and chicken dinners $8. Open to the public. Carryout is available call 330-527-2330.
Hiram Police Hot Rod Car Show
Hot Rod Cars, Trucks, Food, Music, Trophies and Family Fun! No Registration Fee, Donations accepted to benefit “SHOP WITH A COP” Program! Show will be held on August 31st, 9am-2pm on Hayden and Dean Streets, Hiram Village. More information: Rick Patrick (330) 687-9637
Parents without Partners Picnic
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will be having a picnic from 12 noon until? At the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House pavilion, 109 W. Avenue in Tallmadge. Members as well as non-members are invited to attend. Please bring a covered dish to pass.
Library Closed Labor Day
All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on September 2, in observance of Labor Day. They will resume normal operating hours on September 3. Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org. Find us on Facebook.
Labor Day Fun Run
Labor Day 4-mile Run and 2-mile Walk in Newton Falls. This Kiwanis event will benefit the Senior Citizens’ Van Fund. Register at www.gopherarun.com or register on race day at Faces Lounge in downtown Newton Falls beginning at 8 a.m. There are also links to the race at Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s website http://newtonfallskiwanisclub.webs.com . Families welcome.
Crescendo Club Meeting
The first meeting of the year for the Crescendo Club (Boosters for the Newton Falls School Band) will be Tuesday, September 3rd in the Band Room at 6:00 pm. Come get involved in our club and help with concessions, being a chaperone or fundraising activities for the year. We value your input and look forward to seeing you then!
The Friendly Squares of Niles will be having an introduction to Square Dancing, held at the Niles (Scope) Center (14 E. State St. Niles, Ohio.) on Sept 3rd at 7:00pm. For more information about this night call (330)506-3370
The Southington UMC (routes 305 & 534) will be holding a chicken dinner Sept 4th from 3:30-6pm. The menu includes ¼ chicken, escalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw and homemade desserts. Cost is $8 for adults, and $4 for children’s chicken tender meal (ages 4-10), children 3 and under eat free. Carry outs will be available, call the church at 330-898-2156.
Have you ever wanted to learn to dance but were afraid you couldn’t because you don’t have a partner or rhythm? Come join the Ravenna Circulators and learn western style square dancing to the music of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and today’s hits. Lessons start Sept 4th from 7 – 9 pm at Brown Junior High School at the corner of Scranton St. and State Route 59 in Ravenna. (Across the street from Richardson Animal Hospital) For more information call Jan 330-297-0864 or Chris at 330-425-8722
The Mantua Potato Festival is hosting a “Talent Showcase” at this year’s festival. We are looking for musicians, singers and comedians to perform. If interested in participating please contact Lisa at 330-554-7187. We are looking for Grand Marshals and Royalty from the past festivals to participate in our Grand Parade. We need you to contact Elaine at 330-274-8019. This year’s festival will be held Sept 6th, 7th and 8th.
The “New” First Church of God
Are you looking for a new and unique church experience? The First Church of God of Windham is restarting with a different format and a new church plant type of experience. If you would like to be a part of forming the “new” First Church of God they will be moving all activities including planning, small group Bible studies, free meals and other outreach events to Saturday. The new format will begin Sept 7th with their monthly free dinner at 5pm. They will again have a cookout style dinner with s’mores and discussion around the campfire. Everyone is welcome to attend and be a part of restarting this ministry to and for the Windham area. The church is located at 9016 N Main St in Windham. Weekly meetings and Bible studies will continue each Saturday evening at 5pm at the pastor’s home next to the church. If you have any questions or would like more information call 330-671-1426
Mantua Potato Stomp
35th Annual Mantua Potato Stomp will be Sept 7th. New this year a 3.5 mile fun run in honor of 35th anniversary! A distance for everyone! 1 mile fun run at 8:30 am and 3.5 mile and 9 mile at 9 am. Starts at Crestwood High School, ends at Village Park and the Potato Festival. Online registration available at www.active.com Potato Stomp, 35th annual. Info at festival website www.mantuapotatofestival.com
Chicken BBQ at Potato Fest
The members of the Hilltop Christian Church on W. Prospect St. in Mantua will, again, be serving their annual Chicken BBQ during the Mantua Potato Festival. It will take place at the church on Saturday, September 7th from 12:00 Noon until 6:00 pm (or until we run out of chicken!). The dinner consists of 1/2 chicken, green beans, homemade potato salad, rolls, homemade pie and beverage. The cost is $9.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 4 – 12; children 3 and under are free.
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will be having their monthly dance from 7:30-10:30 at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 W. Avenue in Tallmadge on Sept 7th. Open to public. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members.
The First Congregational Church, 612 W. Broad St. Newton falls, will hold a mortgage burning celebration on Sept 8th. Members and guests are invited to attend the regular service at 10:30am, followed by the mortgage burning. A dinner, by invitation only will follow at noon.
Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Sept 8th at Saint Mary’s social hall, 120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls, from 12-3pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Carry outs available. Adults:$7.00, Children:$3.00(6-11), and Children: Free (5 & under). For any additional information please contact: Jim Burns (330)-883-0575, Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865
Crestwood BOE Meeting
The Crestwood Board of Education will hold their regular meeting for September on Sept 9th at 7 pm at the high school library, 10919 N. Main St. Mantua.
Track & Field Fundraiser
Come have fun and support the J.A.Garfield Track and Field team by attending a Lia Sophia jewelry party, Tuesday Sept. 10 at 3:30 in the commons at the High School. There will be prizes and refreshments and the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a great cause. Everyone is invited! For more info call Jane at 330-977-7986.
“Jammin’ with Drums”
Metaphysical Enlightenment Group of Trumbull County presents Alex Wedmedyk — “Jammin’ with Drums” on Sept 11. All are welcome – bring a friend. Doors open at 6:30, Program at 7:00pm, $5 at the door. SCOPE Building, 220 West Market St, Warren, OH 44481
Book & Silent Auction
Burton Public Library Book & Art Silent Auction will be held, Sept 12th, Preview 12-6 p.m. with Silent Auction from 6-8 p.m. Items include; vintage books, prints and original art. Refreshments will be served
Volunteers Needed: Geauga Co. Job and Family Services are looking for caring, motivated adults who would like to make a difference in a child’s life. The Volunteer Tutoring program matches volunteers with local elementary students who need help in basic reading and math. Volunteers will be required to attend training at Geauga Co. Job and Family Services and complete a criminal background check. The training will take place on Sept 12th at 9 am. Please contact Sara Shininger, Community Support/Volunteer Coordinator for Geauga Co. JFS at 440-285-9141, ext. 1263 to register or for more information.
St. William Church Fall Trunk Sale
It’s a one-day garage sale from the trunk of your car. Saturday, September 14th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: St. William Church Parking Lot 5431 Mahoning Ave. in Champion, OH. Refreshments available; selling books, media; baked goods; and mums. For more information contact Debi Hayes 330-847-6556
Portage County Gardeners Workshop
Portage County Gardeners is hosting a Saturday workshop; open to the public, on Sept 14th at 10:00 am at their Center located at, 5154 S. Prospect St. (Rt. 44) in Rootstown. Participants, using a special pen, will create a work of art by connecting lines and space. The cost of this “Tangled” workshop is $25.00 and is limited to 25 people. Please call Helena Parry at 330-673-0577 to sign up and prepay. The instructor is Linda May.
All Mustang Car Show
The Northeastern Ohio Mustang Club will hold its 5th Annual All Mustang Car Show on Sept 15 at Montrose Ford in Akron from 10am-3pm, rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the Copley Fire and Rescue Association and the Warrior’s Journey Home Ministry. The cost to enter your Mustang is $10 with 18 classes and best of show to be judged. Admission is free to public. For more info visit www.NEOMUSTANG.com
The Singing Weavers will be making an appearance at First Congregational Church of Freedom on Sept 15th at 10:30 am. All are welcome to attend! The church is located at St. Rt. 303 & St. Rt. 88.
“Basketful of Broken Dishes”
“Basketful of Broken Dishes” Sept 17, at 6:30 p.m. Author Naomi Stutzman shares her family’s story of leaving their Geauga County Amish heritage. Signed copies will be available for $10. Please call (440) 834-4466 for more info.
Pricetown Cooked Supper
The next home cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will feature meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, homemade desserts and a beverage. This will be held from 5 to 6:30pm on Sept. 18. Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 6 to 12, free for children 5 years and younger.
Carryout’s will be available.
Garfield Alumni Banquet
Payment and reservations for the 8th Annual Garfield Alumni Banquet are due by Sept 2, 2013. Postcards were mailed out earlier this summer for the upcoming event. The banquet will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School beginning at 5 p.m. Cost for this event is $18 per person.Classes to be recognized are 1953, 1963, 1973 and 1983. For additional information please contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts at (330) 309-2734.
Seed Starting & Plant Propagation
Save money and have a beautiful garden. Let Master Gardener Barb Begam take you through the steps of choosing seeds and knowing when and how to sow them successfully to produce healthy mature plants. Class will be held Sept 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m While walk-ins are welcome, early registration and payment for this popular class is appreciated. Light refreshments, handouts and cuttings included. Registration fee of $15. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon Troy Road, Burton 44021. View updates and a list of MG class offerings: geauga.osu.edu/
Come one, come all to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Penn-Ohio Wooden Money Collectors on Sept 21 from 10am-4pm at the Huntsburg Community Center, 12406 Madison Rd in Huntsburg. Free admission, free refreshments, door prizes and raffles.
Hubs Square Dance Club
Fun + Friendship + Fitness! That’s Western Style Square Dancing. The Hubs Square Dance Club is now accepting reservations for new dancers. Beginner Dances, with the first night free, will begin on Monday, Sept. 23 at Bainbridge Community Church, RT. 306, just south of Rt. 422 beginning at 7 pm. The Hubs Square Dance Club has been dancing since 1970 and invite all ages to participate in square dancing. Get out of the Rut! It really is exercise set to music! Our very experienced caller will have you dancing the first night. Come, bring your spouse, give it a try and make new friends. To register or for more information
call 440-241-2309 or 330-562-8719.
St Edward Church Open House
Open House at Saint Edward Church, 165150 Center St in Parkman and St. Lucy Mission, 16280 East High St in Middlefield will be Sept 29th from noon-5pm
First Christian Church Craft Show
The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Ravenna is gearing up for it’s 3rd Annual Craft Show on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9 am
to 3 pm. The church is located at 420 South Prospect St. in Ravenna. Some of the items for sale are: hand crafted jewelry; maple products; crocheted
items of every kind; quilts; floral arraingments and personaled art framed and printed at the show.
Winter Craft Festival
The Portage County Gardeners’ Herb Society is seeking talented crafters and artisans to participate in a Winter Craft Festival on December 7th at the Gardeners’ Center in Rootstown. The fee for a table is $20.00. Please contact Marilyn Tyger at (330-348-6089) or Helena Parry at (330-673-0577) to reserve your space.