We’re All Invited
Sundays thru Nov 24
Shooting starts at 10am now thru Nov 24. The competition is with shotgun; closest pellet to center wins! Winners receive cash, meat & assorted prizes. Refreshments are available for purchase. LOCATION: Shalersville; Peck Rd. (1/2 mile South of Rt. 303 on west side of road). Proceeds benefits Streetsboro Sportsman’s Associations.
100th Birthday Card Party
Former James A Garfield Superintendent turned 100 on October 18th. Anyone wishing to send him birthday wishes can do so by mailing to: Orson E. Ott, 2701 Regency Oaks Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33759
Tina Bergmann & Bryan Thomas to Perform
Tina Bergmann & Bryan Thomas, Hammered dulcimer and string bass, traditional and Celtic music, will perform Oct 25th at 7:30pm in the Frohring Recital Hall, 11746 Dean St in Hiram. Sponsored by the Hiram Community Trust and the Hiram College Music Department.
Historic John Johnson Farm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is celebrating the 12th anniversary of the restoration of the Historic John Johnson Home to its 1828 condition. The home is open daily and is inviting visitors and friends to an open house on October 25-27. Daily hours are 9am to 6 pm. Sunday hours are from 11:30 am to 6 pm. Tours typically take 30 to 45 minutes. On Sunday evening, October 27 at 6 pm, a presentation on the historic and spiritual significance of the home will be given in the Hiram chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by noted Ohio historian, Karl R. Anderson. All are welcome. The home is located at 6203 Pioneer Trail in Hiram. The chapel is on the farm property.
Halloween Costume Party
Halloween Costume Party Oct 26th from 3-5pm at Windham Church of Christ Fellowship Hall; 9564 Wolf Rd, Windham. Trunk or Treat will be at 3pm in the parking lot followed by games, prizes, hot dogs and popcorn, and a Halloween movie in the fellowship hall. For more information call Carolyn Miller 330-326-3340.
Steak Fry and Grilled Chicken Dinner
The Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on Oct 26th from 4 – 7:30 pm. Meals include choice of baked potato or French fries, green beans, salad and roll. Cost of meals is $12 for steak and $8 for chicken. Open to the public. Carryout available by calling 330-527-2330.
Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
On Oct 26th there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and we will serve until 6pm, unless food runs out. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeout’s are available.
Actor Reed Anderson, best known for his starring role as Nevel on hit Nickelodeon show iCarly, is an ambassador for Clinton’s Alliance for a Healthier Generation and special collaborator for First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House healthy eating initiative, Let’s Move. He has released KEWL BITES: 100 Nutritious, Delicious, Family-Friendly Dishes, a cookbook of his favorite slimmed-down, kid-tested, parent-approved recipes. Now, he’s travelling to Cleveland, Ohio to share his secrets with his fans on Oct. 26 at 11am in Solon Market District, 34310 Aurora Road Solon, OH 44139. For more info contact Matthew Metzge: firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-574-9100 or Dan Donovan: Daniel.Donovan@gianteagle.com or 412-963-5072.
Neighborhood & Bike Trail Clean-up
Please volunteer with Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership to help with the neighborhood & bike trail clean-up on Oct. 26th from 9-11am. This year TNP will host a beautification project on Woodland Ave. N.E. between Laird Ave. & the Woodland Ave. bike trail Schedule activities will include: 1. a litter clean-up along the southern end of the bike trail 2. Painting of several fire hydrants along Woodland Ave. 3. A small land landscaping installation.
A Pasta Dinner will be held Oct 26th from 4:20-6:30pm at the First UMC, 14999 S. State Ave. in Middlefield. Proceeds benefit Jr. Choir ministry. Donations at the door: adults $8, ages 5-12 $5, under 5 eat free. Menu includes: pasta with marinara sauce, meatballs, salad bar, garlic bread, homemade desserts and beverage, and a dessert auction. Everyone welcome.
Please join your friends and neighbors in support if Mike Elias & Joe Leonard for Nelson Township Trustees on Oct 26th from noon-4pm. The rally will be held at the Nelson Ledges Estates pavilion, 12414 St. Rt. 282. Lunch is on Mike and Joe. For more info visit www.yournelsonnews.com.
Team Rae Craft Show
2nd Annual Team Rae Craft Show Oct 26th from 11-3 at Maplewood Elementary School. (1699 Kinsman Rd. North Bloomfield, Oh 44450) The ticket cost will be $3 in advance, $5 at the door and children 12 and under free. There will be around 40 vendors and crafters, a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle, and a Bake Sale. All proceeds are going to Rachael to help with her medical bills. We are hoping to raise as much awareness as possible for this event in an effort to help Rachael and her family! For more information, please contact Sarah Pace, I am in charge of the event, and you may reach me at: 330-565-6972 email@example.com. There is also a Facebook page for this event located at: https://www.facebook.com/events/343150832485712/.
Shop with a Purpose
Women at Risk’s Shop with a Purpose will be Oct 26th from 10am to 1pm at Cornerstone Bible Conference Building (15029 Enterprise Way; Middlefield, Ohio 44062). Purchase items made by individuals who have been rescued from the human trafficking industry. Proceeds go toward saving others who are still trapped.
Oct 26 & 27
Gemboree fall show & sale, minerals, rocks, gems and jewelry. Sponsored by The Akron Mineral Society and Summit Lapidary Club will be Oct 26th from 10am-6pm & 27th from 10am-5pm at Emidio & Sons Expo Center, 48 East Bath Rd., Cuyahoga Falls. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (55+) and students, $1 for children 7-14, and free to Scouts in uniforms and children 6 and under.
Hay and Hallowieners
Once again Dachshund Delights will be hosting a Hay and Hallowieners event to benefit Scarlett’s House, a 501c3 sanctuary for senior or ill dachshunds. The event is Oct 27th from noon-4pm (rain or shine). The event is free, but there will be a $7.00 charge if you wish to partake of the buffet lunch. Costume contests, games (for the dogs), vendors, raffles, food, and fun. Although this event is geared toward Dachshunds, all small dogs are welcome. In the Woods Barn & Garden Center, 9916 Nichols Rd, Freedom, Ohio 44288. The event will be moved inside if it should rain. Event planners ask that you call or email the number of people and dogs that will be attending. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-527-9557. You can read about this event on face book at www.facebook.com/HayandHallowieners.
Trunk or Treat
Garrettsville United Methodist Church will be holding a Trunk-or-Treat on Oct 27th from 2-4 pm for children up to 5th grade.
Face painting, pictures, crafts, doughnuts and cider will be included.
The Ladies Guild at St, Mary & St. Joseph Church will have their Turkey Dinner Oct 27th at St. Mary & St, Joseph Social Hall, 120 Maple Dr., in Newton Falls from 12-3pm. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children age 5-12 and free for children 5 and under. Carry out will be available.
Free Water Well Monitoring
Concerned Citizens Ohio/ Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring will take place in the Community Room (downstairs) of the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram, OH 44234 (corner of State Routes 700, 82, 305) on Oct 28 at 7pm. For accurate readings, your sample should be taken as directly from the well as possible— before any treatment and within an hour before we test it. Come at 7:00 and we’ll be running videos with experts explaining the hydrofracture (“fracking”) shale drilling and why it produces so much toxic waste. You can stay as long as you find the videos interesting, while you’re waiting for you water to be tested. For more information contact Gwen Fischer at 330-569-7863 or email@example.com.
Community Center Open
The Community Center at Mantua Center, is free and open to all, regardless of age (supervised children welcome) or place of residence, every Wednesday 10:00am to 8:00pm. Located in the old Mantua Center School 11741 Center Road, just north of SR82. A free and friendly place to “hang out,” with many activities available if you choose to participate. Lunch and supper are potluck, so bring a dish to share. Beginning yoga taught by a certified instructor at 7pm is also free of charge. For more information contact Ellie Monroe (330)274-0711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trick-or-Treat in Parkman
In the interest of keeping our children safe and off the busy streets and dark rural streets, everyone is invited to The Parkman Community House (from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.) to participate. Residents: Please bring your bag of goodies for the little ghosts and goblins to the community house. We’ll be set up so that our trick-or-treaters can visit everyone. Parents with children: Bring your kids to “Trick-or-Treat” at the community house. Let’s bring it back home to Parkman! We’d love to see you there!
88th Annual Cake Walk
Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s 88th Annual Cake Walk will take place on Oct 31st. Festivities begin with the Trail of Treats around town sponsored by local businesses. The Halloween Costume Contest will run from 6:45-7:00 pm. Local businesses have contributed many, many prizes. The cake walk will follow. Newton Falls Kiwanis Club thanks all friends, helpers, businesses, and clubs who donate the cakes and help with the event. Donors, please drop off cakes at 16 West Broad Street, two doors east of Covered Bridge Inn, beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 31. Proceeds from the cake walk will be distributed among the clubs who donate the cakes.
Harvest Point Church, 6100 Tod Ave. (Lordstown Plaza) in Warren, will hold their Trunks-of-Treats on Oct 31st, from 5-7pm in the plaza parking lot. Before or after you make the rounds of “trunks”, step-inside the church to warm up with a cup of coffee or cider and a donut. This is a safe, family-oriented environment in which to enjoy the fun of trick-or-treating. All are welcome.
Donate your used eyeglasses to the Crestwood Lions on Oct 31st .Hang your donated eyeglasses on your door and a member of our Club will be happy to pick them up from you. To arrange for a pick-up, or find a drop-off location, call Lion Lori Dent @ 330-678-3981. Your donation of your no longer needed eyeglasses will be used to provide glasses to people in underdeveloped countries to give them the ‘gift of sight’.
American Legion Post 674 Fish dinners will start Nov 1st and run each Friday thru January from 4-7:30pm at the Post home in Windham. Dinner sponsored by SAL. Cost is $9, children 3 and under eat free and $8 for seniors.
Monthly Soup Supper
The Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary #193 will hold its monthly soup supper on Nov 1st at 6pm at the Village Park Lodge. A variety of homemade soups, salads and desserts are available, $7 for adults and $3 for children.
Blue Lunch to play
Blue Lunch is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance Nov 1st at Timmons Elementary School Gymnasium (9595 East Washington Street; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023). Sponsored by KCE. (216) 316-0068. Lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Due by Nov 1
Geauga County Public Library is celebrating the fall season with a pumpkin-carving contest. Carve a literary or bookish theme into your pumpkin to be judged by board members of the Geauga Council for Arts and Culture. Email a photo of your carved pumpkin along with the author and title of the book that inspired you by Nov. 1st to email@example.com. Photos may be displayed on the library’s Facebook page and website. The winner will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.
Boy Scout Troop 4065 is having a spaghetti dinner on Nov 2nd at the Nelson Community House from 4-7 pm. The cost of the meal is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 12. The meal consists of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. There will also be a bake sale with homemade goodies and a Chinese Auction. The funds raised will be used by the scouts to offset the cost of their High Adventure trip to Colorado this summer. There will be tickets available at the door, or you can call 330-562-7109 to purchase them in advance.
Harvest Bazaar at St Peter of the Fields Church Altar and Rosary Society, 3487 Old Forge Rd Rootstown will be Nov 2nd from 10am-3pm. Soup, sandwich, and dessert lunch available, 35 tables of crafts. Santa will visit/children’s crafts to make and take. Used Book Sale, Quilt show in historic church with demonstrations and quilt sale. We take part in the Rootstown Build a Snowman; you gather different components of the snowman at various places around town.
Craft/ Vendor Show
Legacy Dog Rescue presents a Craft / Vendor show – Holiday Shopping Galore! Event will be held Nov. 2nd from 10-4 at Austintown Township Park, Stacey (Indoor) Pavilion, 6000 Kirk Rd. Food & Beverages will be available for purchase. Chinese Auction!! Call 330-720-0470 with questions.
“Knock & Drop”
Garfield Levy committee has decided to hold a “Knock & Drop” on Nov 2nd from 9am-4pm. We are in need of teams of two to sign up to assist the schools in getting the vote out for Issue 24. To sign up for a time slot please call Kathy Herman at 330.527.4336. Volunteers should meet at the board office to pick up their walking routes and materials on Nov 2.
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will hold its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30 on Nov 2nd at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave in Tallmadge. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information 330-699-2361 or 330-322-9559.
On Nov 2nd the K. I. D. Cancer Foundation will host a Chinese auction at the Parkman Community House, located on State Route 422 in Parkman, Ohio. Doors open at 3:00 pm and the auction will start at 6:00pm. Most all items are valued from $20 to $1,000 each. The kitchen will be open for food and drinks. Tickets are available at the door. With our new “live” video feed, no one will be turned away. If you have any questions please call: (330) 889-9600.
Pricetown Church annual Turkey Dinner will be held on
Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 4pm to 7pm at the Newton Falls High School (907 Milton Blvd, South, Newton Falls)
It is an “All you can eat buffet”.
Cost is Adults – $9.00 Children (5 to 12) $4.00 and Children 4 and under – Free. Come on, Come all. Carry-outs available
The 20th annual Labrae Craft show will be Nov 2nd from 10am-4pm. It will be held at Bascom Elementary School T 1015 North Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio.
Friends of Melana Murder Mystery Night
The Friends of Melana is sponsoring its third murder mystery night on Nov 2nd at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall at 11845 St. Rt.44, Mantua. Presale tickets only. The doors open at 6pm featuring the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre Mystery Group presenting “Murder at the Masquerade Ball”. Limited tickets are available at the following locations in Garrettsville: Ryser Insurance Agency, Huntington Bank, Miller’s Restaurant and Skylane Bowling Alley OR by contacting Karen at 330-527-2622 or Norm at 330-527-8093. Tickets are $40. Evening includes dinner, a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle and chances for three get away packages. The benefit is in memory of Melana Matson…her hope shines on. All proceeds raised are for children’s glioma cancer research.
Windham Athletic Boosters Chinese Auction will be Nov 3rd. The auction will be held at the Windham High School Gymnasium. Doors open at 12pm
Band Booster Meetings
Newton Falls Crescendo Club (Band Boosters) will have their next regular meeting of the year on, Nov 5th at 5:45 pm in the Board Room at the Junior High. The Marching Band Concert will be at the High School that evening at 6:30 pm so this will be a brief Club meeting. The remaining meetings of the 2013-14 year will take place the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Band Room (Dec. 3rd, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1 and May 6 – no meeting in January). Hope to see you there!
Accepting Donations for the Annual Fall Book Sale
The summer book sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library are now accepting donations for their annual fall book sale which will take place Nov 6th-9th. Bring gently used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comic books, CDs, DVDs, audio books on CD, puzzles and games for adults and children, sheet music, coffee table books, and prints to the Geauga West Library during regular library hours. No textbooks or encyclopedias, please. A receipt for your donation is available. Funds raised from the book sale support adult and children’s programming at the Geauga West Library. The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School. The phone number is 440-729-4250.
Chili/Baked Potato Dinner
The Palmyra Fireflies will be hosting an all you can eat Chili/Baked Potato dinner on Nov 9th from 11-3 at the Palmyra fire station. Serving our award winning chili, cheesy potato soup, baked potatoes, toppings, and beverage. Adults $6, children 4-10 $4, and children 3 and under are free.
Please join us for a night of praise and worship featuring the band “Worship 101” as they lead our service in praise and worship at Southington UMC (at the center of St Rte. 305 & 534) on Nov 9th at 7pm. Call 330-898-2156 for more information.
Design Your Perennial Garden
Spend your winter designing your perfect garden. Join Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik as she takes you through the principles of creating your own show garden. Learn about plant selection, layout and color scheme, location, construction and planting. Create your own dream space Nov 9th from 9-1. $25 fee. Light refreshments provided. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Make check payable to OSU Extension and mail to PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387. All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted. Call 440-834-4656 or visit www.geauga.osu.edu for updates, additional classes, information and directions.
St. Anselm Christmas Boutique
St. Anselm Christmas Boutique will be Nov 9, from 9am-4pm. St. Anselm’s Women’s Guild will hold its Annual Christmas Boutique at St. Anselm Church, 13013 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland. There will be over 80 vendors from the area who will be displaying their specialties. Take a break from shopping and stop at the snack bar or the bake sale for delicious homemade goodies. Your $1.00 donation for admission entitles you to a chance to win a door prize throughout the day. There will also be a Chinese Raffle with several great prizes. Tickets are 3 for $1.00. Winners need not be present.
Texas Hold’em Tournament
A Texas Hold’em tournament will be held Nov 9th beginning at 5pm at the Kent Elks Lodge, 2265 E. Erie St in Ravenna. The benefit is sponsored by State Farm Agent Greg Rodi, proceeds will go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation via Team Alaina. Alaina is a 9 year old 4th grader at Southeast, she was diagnosed at 23 months. All her family and friends strive to raise funds and awareness for the cause. Food and beverages will be provided. There will be a large Chinese auction as well as a 50/50 raffle. To begin $50 gets $25,000 in starting chips. All pre-registered players receive and extra $5,000 in chips. Payout is 70/30 to the foundation. For more information call Greg Rodi: 440-666-7553, Jen Goldstein 330-360-3869, Alan Goldstein 330-360-2242 or Joe Pint 330-442-3155.
Annual Holiday Craft Show
Crestwood 4 C’s annual Holiday Craft Show will be held Nov 9th at the Shalersville Town Hall corner of routes 44 and 303. Local crafts people occupy all tables. The event takes place from 9-3 pm. Admission is free. Each item of canned food entitles the bearer to a free door prize ticket. Door prizes are awarded every hour. The winner needs to be present. There is a grand prize of a $100.00 gift certificate to Giant Eagle (The winner does not need to be present). Door prize tickets are 50 cents apiece or 3 for $1.00. One free raffle ticket is given for every food item donated to stock the 4 C’s Emergency Food Cupboard. Quilt tickets will be available at $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Ellie Monroe does “Quilts for Causes” and she has made another beautiful queen sized quilt to benefit 4 C’s. Join us for lunch and support local artisans and crafters. The homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts will be served all day. Please come and support the 4 C’s food shelf.
The Newton Falls Public Library will be having a Book Sale on Nov 9th from 9-4.
Pass the Buck
Pass The Buck Fundraiser for Newton Falls Lordstown Relay For Life will be Nov 9th at McMenamy’s Banquet Center. Doors open at 4pm, Dinner at 6pm, Auction at 7pm. Advance Tickets $20 donation includes buffet dinner and a paddle for bidding. Reverse Raffle, Scavenger Hunt, Prize Wheel, 50/50, games and FUN! Call Janette – 330-307-1850 or Laura – 330-872-0370 for tickets
Harvest Pancake Breakfast
Harvest Pancake Breakfast will be held Nov 9th. Hosted by Garrettsville’s BSA Troop 4262. Come and try our Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Butter. We will also have Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes with warm syrup, sausage and assorted beverages to drink. Adults $5.00, Kids 3-12 years $3.00 and children 3 and under free. The Harvest Breakfast will be located at The Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave. Garrettsville, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Special Fall Bingo will be held Nov 10th at 1:30pm at St. Michael’s Church in Windham. Gift and bakery raffles. Come and enjoy your afternoon. No one under 18 will be permitted. Call 330-326-2972 for more info.
St. Joseph’s Garden Club cordially invites you to their 29th Annual Christmas Boutique on Nov 10th from 9:30am-3:30pm at St. Joseph’s Hughes Hall, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., in Mantua; the event features hand-crafted items, breakfast and lunch items, door prizes, and free admission and parking. Please call Marlene Hornyak (330-274-8145) or St. Joseph’s (330-274-2253) with any questions.
Veteran’s Day Service
Atwood- Mauck Post will be holding a Veteran’s Day Service on Nov 11th at Newbury Elementary School Auditorium from 9-10:30 am. Call Larry Ayer 440-724-2775 for more details.
Library Closed Veterans Day
All branches and offices of Portage County District Library will be closed Nov 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Nov 12th.
Atwood- Mauck Post will be having an open house on Nov 11th between 4:30 & 7pm at the Legion home on Goodwin St. in Burton. Chili and soup dinner will be served. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.
Spend the evening at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium to support regional efforts to protect wildlife, with special focus on the exciting regional work to protect the Spotted Turtles! The WildNite4WildLife: Northeast Ohio Wildlife Benefit will be held Nov 15th from 6-9 pm, with tickets available through http://wild4ever.org. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $16 for children, with age 2 and under free – just a nickel more expensive than general admission to the aquarium, but all will go to benefit a good cause!
Night at the Races
Garfield Youth Football 2nd Annual Night at the Races will be Nov 16th at 6pm at Sugar Bush Golf Club. This event is to raise money for the youth football program (new helmets and equipment). Cost is $25 per ticket, includes dinner and entry to the event. Questions contact: Ted Lysiak 216-534-7413 or Espy Hedge 330-322-0007
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.
Make a beautiful winter centerpiece with Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik starting with a paper white birch log. Add fragrant greenery, berries, ornaments, even candles and a bow. Materials are provided. Bring a friend along and have some fun making memories. Dec 14th from 9-noon. $35 fee. Light refreshments. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Make your check payable to OSU Extension and mail to PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387. Program is held at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. Call 440-834-4656 or visit www.geauga.osu.edu for updates, additional classes, information and directions.