We’re All Invited
Holiday Meal Volunteers Needed
The Geauga County Department on Aging will once again offer a traditional holiday meal to any Geauga County Seniors, age sixty (60) and older, who will be home and alone on Thanksgiving Day, November 28nd and/or Christmas Day, December 25th.
We are looking for friendly volunteers to deliver a hot holiday meal to the senior’s home and spend a little time on Thanksgiving and/or Christmas day.
If you are interested in volunteering this holiday season, please call the Geauga County Department on Aging, at (440) 279-2130, (440) 564-7131 ext 2130 or (440) 834-1856 ext 2130.
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.
Start something. Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently in need of Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers. We have boys and girls waiting in all parts of the county for someone who wants to spend time with them. Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities and we couldn’t do any of it without you. Please call us today at 330-296-6655 or visit our website at wwwbbsportage.org. All it takes is 12 hours a month and the willingness to Start Something.
Softball Players Wanted
Softball players wanted for 12U travel team, the Ohio Outlaws. If you have a dedicated athlete looking to play softball at a competitive level, have a ton of fun, with talented players and coaches to push her, give us a call! Call or text 440-487-0486
Gingerbread House Contest
Burton Public Library Programming Gingerbread House Contest. It’s that time of year again! Entry forms and gingerbread house displays will be due at the Burton Public Library on Nov 18th, between 9:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Please stop by the Library to pick-up an entry form, or visit our website.
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Dinner will be Nov 8th from 4-7:30pm at 8149 Center Street. Fish, shrimp or combo, dinner includes baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. Chicken tenders are also available. Take outs available; 330-527-2330. There will be no dinner in December. Open to public.
American Legion Post 674 fish dinner will be Nov 8th 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.
Annual Holiday Sale
Nov 8 & 9
Hiram Farm Living & Learning Community will be hosting their Annual Holiday Sale at 11543 Garfield Road, Hiram, OH on Nov 8th from noon thru 4:00 and Nov 9th from 10- 3. Start your Christmas shopping early with our beautiful craft items, soup, cookie and bread mixes, tree and wall ornaments, placemats, table runners and much, much more.
Amish/Mennonite Craft Show will be Nov 9th from 9am-3:30pm at Joes Window Shop, corner of SR 168 and Shedd Road. Over 40 vendors – lunch available. For more info call Judy 216-410-3265 or Joe 440-834-0326
Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Pork dinner Nov 9th from 5-7pm. Dinner includes Pork, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce, bread, dessert, and your choice of coffee or punch. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $8.00, Children (4 thru 11) $7.00, Children 3 and under are free.
Treat your Veteran to dinner! Windham United Methodist Church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Nov 9th from 4:30 – 7:00pm. All you can eat includes spaghetti with meat sauce, coleslaw, bread & butter, dessert and beverage. Adults $7.00, Children 5-12 $4.00, under 5 free. Takeout’s are available!
Stephens Memorial Observatory Open
Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open to the public on Nov 9th from 7-9 pm. Visitors can stop in for a look at the “island universe” known as the Great Andromeda Galaxy (M31). Thought for a long time to be a bright nebula, it was only in the 20th century that modern astronomers determined M31 to be a galaxy separate and distant from our own — the first known to science. Also planned are views of collections of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy: the Perseus Double Cluster, and the Pleiades or “Seven Sisters.” The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. Good sky conditions are critical this program. For updates and more information, see the observatory’s Web site: StephensObservatory.org or “@StephensObs” on Twitter.
Windham Softball & Baseball Casino Trip
The Windham Softball and Baseball teams are sponsoring a bus trip to Presque Isle in Erie, PA. All proceeds benefit the building of the baseball / softball field. Bus departs Windham HS at 2 pm and returns by 11 pm. Cost is $40 per person. Each person receives $35 free game play. Contact Dawn 216-406-0019, Denise 330-717-1029 or Diana at 330-571-3532
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 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.
All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Nov 10th at Saint Mary’s social hall (120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls) from 12-3pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Carry outs available. Adults: $7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), 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
Dramatic Scripture Presentation
Dr. Allan R. Mosher, Professor of Voice at the Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University will be sharing a “Dramatic Scripture Presentation” on Sunday, November 10 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls. Dr. Mosher has memorized the entire Gospel of Mark and will be offering a 30-minute dramatic rendering from portions of this Scripture text. All are welcome to attend. Host pastor is Rev. Steve Spurlock.
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.
Benefit Spaghetti Dinner
1st Annual Nicolas Stock Scholarship fund raiser will be Nov 10th from 12-4 at Slim & Jumbo’s, 8101 Main Street in Garrettsville. Cost is $8 (12 and up) and $5 (6-11) 5 and under eat free. Live entertainment by: “ARROWHEAD” from 4-7pm, plus DJ “THE BOOGIE Men”. Reverse raffle, 50/50 raffles and a chance to win 4 tickets to Browns & Steelers Football game on Nov 24th.
The Newton Falls Public Library will be closed on Nov 11th in observance of Veterans Day.
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.
Hiram Village Community Meeting
The Hiram Recreation & Parks Board would like to hear from you! The 5-acre Hiram School property located on Bancroft Street has been purchased by the Village of Hiram and designated as Hiram School Parl. What would you like to see on this park space? We will be taking public comments on what you think should be done on this new space. Please plan on joining us on Nov 13th from 7-9 pm at Koritansky Hall.
Community Center Open
Nov 13 & 20
The Community Center at Mantua Center will be open on Wednesdays November 13 and 20 and December 4, 11, and 18. Coffee and tea are always available, as are a jigsaw puzzle to help construct, a choice of board games, and a variety of craft materials and books for kids. We have a potluck lunch at about noon, and we always seem to have a good variety of food to share. People enjoy sitting and chatting, or working on various projects they bring, such as quilt piecing, scrapbooking, and crocheting. Most afternoons there are group’s playing cards. Hours are 10am to 4pm, reopening for a 7pm yoga class. Enter the south entrance of the single story addition behind the old Mantua Center School, just north of SR82 on Center Rd. We will be closed on Nov. 6 because of election the day before, and on Nov. 27, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1 because of holidays. If participation continues to be good we will announce January openings in mid-December. Contact Susan Buckles at 724-544-6881 or Carol Srajer at 330-562-8869 if you need more information.
Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs
Register by Nov 15
Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs on Sunday afternoon, Nov 17th thru Dec 1st. Times: 2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm. All Levels, All Hours. Lessons are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of free time at the end. Cost: $40.00 per Child for all 4 lessons ages 4 years and older. Sign-ups: Nov 8th from 2:30-5:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. Register online! Deadline to register Nov 15th www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons. Questions Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343
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!
Talent Show & Fundraiser
The CIS All school talent show and fundraiser will be Nov 15th at 6pm, with a $2 donation at the door. Join us for a night if special performances by students as they ally in support of their classmate, 5th grader Mathieu Arotin and his family. Mathieu has Spinal Muscular Atrophy type II and is confined to a power wheelchair. All donations and proceeds from the night will go towards assisting the Arotin Family in purchasing a modified van.
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
Grand Re-Opening Celebration
Please join us as we celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard on Nov 16th from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Tours of the new facility and refreshments will be provided. Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard, 8147 Center St, Garrettsville (next to T & B Tools). We hope to see you there!
Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament
Windham Hot Stove Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament will be Nov 16th at 1pm at the Windham American Legion, 9960 E. Center St. 70/30- payout with the proceeds going to next seasons operation cost. $50 pre-sale with additional 5,000 chips, $60 at the door, $20 1 time Re-Buy. Food will be provided, Chinese auction, and cash bar will also be available. Please come out and support Windham Youth Baseball/Softball leagues. For more info: Brian Fitzgerald 330357-9362. Pre-sale tickets will be available now thru Nov 15th. Add on and 50/50 available at door!
The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting music by Boogie Man on Nov 16th from 8-11pm. Open to the public. Cover charge is $1.00 or 1 canned good, all to be donated to the local food cupboard.
A spaghetti and meat ball dinner will be held on Nov 16th from 4-7pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rte. 88 in West Farmington. Dinner includes salad, bread, pie, juice and coffee. Cost is $7 for adults, $4.50 for ages 5-12 and free 5 and under. Carry outs are available for $7.50.
Fix it in the Farmland
Nov 16 & 23
Low-cost spay and neuter clinics for dogs and cats of Geauga County low-income and Amish residents. Cost is $15.00 which includes a rabies shot. Nov 16th at Tractor Supply Middlefield and Nov 23rd at Joe’s Window Shop; 15020 Shedd Rd. Burton. You must pre-qualify and register by calling (440) 338-4819 X21
Nelson Literary Music Club 2nd Christmas Craft Show will be Nov 16th & 17th from 10am to 5pm at the Nelson Community Center on the corner of Windham Parkman Road and State Route 305 at Nelson Circle.
Full Moon Field Station Talk: Permaculture
Join us for an interesting discussion at the Full Moon Field station Talk. The talk will take place at the Hiram College Field Station on Wheeler Rd. at 7:00pm. With attention to nature’s solutions to design problems and careful observation of the patterns and energy flows in systems, a Permacultural approach helps us design our lives, homes and organizations to be more self-sustaining, to require less effort and energy to maintain, and to give us more of what we want and need. Professor Debbie Kasper spills the dirt on permaculture and discusses simple ways to get started. For more information, call 330.569.6003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indian Trail Chapter IAAP Meeting
Indian Trails Chapter IAAP will meet on Nov 19th at 5:45 pm at the Davey Institute in Kent. Nancy Gardner, certified Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor, will show you how to “Energize Your Day.” Learn to relax, rejuvenate and refocus at work, engaging the philosophy and art form of Tai Chi. Experience renewed energy to handle work tasks with more ease and effectiveness throughout your day. Designed for people who sit at computers or desks for hours and good for everyone! All interested office professionals are invited to attend. There is no charge for the presentation. You can order a Honey Baked box lunch for $10.00. For reservations or information, contact Janis Hittle CAP-OM at 330.673.9515, Ext. 8363 or email@example.com
The Retirees 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 Nov 21st at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren.
God Provides a Thanksgiving Dinner will be Nov 22nd from 4-6pm at Nelson United Methodist Church. Dinner includes turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, roll and dessert.
Gingerbread House Display
Nov 21-Dec 19
Burton Public Library Programming, Gingerbread House Display. Our Gingerbread House Contest entries & winners will be on display at the Library from Nov 21st through Dec 19th. Please stop by to enjoy this festive event!
Spaghetti Dinner/Chinese Auction
Please attend The First Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Chinese Auction Nov 23rd at James A. Garfield Elementary School. This will not be your average spaghetti dinner, but also a fun family night out! Come for dinner, stay for family games! Participate in additional activities by purchasing tickets after dinner; try your hand at turkey bowling (you may even win a turkey!), dump spaghetti noodles on our gym teacher’s head, plus chances to win wonderful gift baskets & 50/50 raffle. Pre-sale dinner tickets are on sale now in the Elementary office. $7.00 Adult $3.00 Children (12-5) 4 & under free Please call the Elementary 330-527-2184 for more info.
Stuff the Bus
Join The East Geauga Kiwanis in Stuff the Bus on Nov 23rd from 9am-3pm on the Wal-Mart parking lot in Middlefield. This event is to benefit Geauga County Job & Family Services. Please help the less fortunate in our county and drop off new toys, games and gift cards. Cash donations will also be accepted. If you need more info call Tom 440-313-8823 Or Judy 440-413-0557
Santa’s Collection Craft Show
Climb the stairs to a wonderland of holiday excitement on Nov 30th for the Thirteenth annual Santa’s Collection Craft show from 9am-3pm. Area crafters with unique gifts, crafts and toys. Free admission to craft show only. For table information, contact Carol at 440-834-4532. All proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund.
Breakfast with Santa
Nov 30 & Dec 1
Burton American Legion Auxiliary, Post 459 (Goodwin St in Burton) will be hosting Breakfast with Santa on Nov 30th and Dec 1st from 9am-1pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children under 5.
Holiday Country Fair
Nov 30 & Dec 1
Holiday Country Fair will be Nov 30th & Dec 1st from 11- 6 both days! The fair will be held at The Red Maple Inn: 14707 South Cheshire St., Burton, OH 44021 Escape to the country and join some of your favorite craft and direct sales vendors for a stress-free holiday shopping event! Tickets will be available for a Gift Basket Drawing – proceeds go to “Sponsor-a-Family” – a program coordinated by Geauga County Job & Family Services which provides food and gifts to low income families and seniors in Geauga County.
Author Les Roberts
On Dec 3rd at 6:30 pm, Author Les Roberts will be at the Burton Public Library! Les Roberts is the author of 17 mystery novels featuring Cleveland private investigator Milan Jacovich, as well as 11 other books of fiction. He came to mystery writing after a 24-year career in Hollywood writing and producing television shows. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Northeast Ohio. Book signing will follow the program with books available for purchase. Seating is limited to 50.
Blues DeVille to Play
Blues DeVille will be playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on Dec 6th at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023). Blues DeVille is known for playing Blues, Swing, Old Soul, and even a little Zydeco. Sponsored by KCE. (216) 316-0068. Dance lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.
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.
Hidden in Plain Sight
Hidden in Plain Sight, an awareness program for parents and other adults will be held Dec 10th at Crestwood High School in Mantua. Doors open at 7:15 and presentation will begin at 7:30. There will be an astonishing, interactive exhibit designed to resemble a teenager’s bedroom, which contains 150+ items which may be indicative of risky behaviors such as substance use, violence, eating disorders, juvenile crime, technology, risky games/challenges bad more accompanies by a PowerPoint presentation and discussion. This event is presented by Bath and Copley Police and assisted by Mantua Police. For more info contact School Resource Office, Joe Urso SRO@crestwoodschools.org.
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.
Hiram College Cheer Camp
Kids from ages 5-12 can learn cheers and a dance from the Hiram College Cheerleaders and cheer at half-time on Dec 14th. Check in is 9:45 in the Colman Sports Center Lobby, and camp begins at 10am in the Martin Field House, game to follow at 3pm at the Charles A. Henry Field Cost is $45 for the camp; add an additional $6 to eat lunch with the Hiram Cheerleaders. A check written to Hiram College can be mailed to: Terry Clutter Athletic Dept. P.O. Box 1777 Hiram College, 44234. Full payment is due by Dec 6th. Additional information can be found at http://www.hiramterriers.com/athletics/Cheerleading/cheer.