We’re All Invited
Windham American Legion Post 674 Fish Fry – Friday nights from 4-7:30 pm, now through Lent. Fish, Chicken, Shrimp or combo dinners available, Also choice of two sides; Green Beans, Mac-n-Cheese, Coleslaw, Applesauce and Dessert. Cost is $8 per dinner, children under 5 eat free. Carry-outs are available 330-326-3188. Legion Post is located on S.R. 303 in Windham. Sponsored by American Legion SAL.
The Windham Band is having an instrument drive over the next 2 months. We are seeking any used band instruments in good condition or donations toward the purchase of new instruments for the band program at Windham. Instruments can be delivered to Windham High School to Rebecca Kresen, Band Director. Any calls or questions can be made to Windham High School at 330-326-2711 and ask for Rebecca Kresen. Checks or donations can be sent to The Windham Band Boosters care of Rebecca Kresen at 9530 Bauer Ave., Windham, Ohio 44288
Big Brother & Big Sister Volunteers Needed
For just 12 hours a month, you can help a child succeed. Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is recruiting volunteers who are committed and consistent and willing to serve at least a year. Are you ready to start something? Call the Big Brothers & Sisters office today at 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org
Monday Morning Breakfast
American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning Breakfasts, serving from 7:30- 11am. 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Includes coffee and juice. Takeout available. More information call 330-326-3188
Storytime at the Library
Windham Library invites kids of all ages to its storytime on Mondays at 10:30 am. Storytime is an opportunity for both the parent and child to spend some one-on-one time enriching the child’s environment with stories, music, finger plays and movement. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145. The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive, is open Monday and Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm-6:30 pm; and closed on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Death, Dying & After Life book group forming. Call Joseph 330-569-3376.
Jan 30 & Feb 6
Not if they keep disappearing! Since 1979, 200 species of amphibians have gone extinct. Hiram College is helping by starting a FrogWatch USA chapter. You can join and learn how to be a citizen science volunteer to help gather information about frogs in our area. Join us at the Hiram College Field Station (Wheeler Rd., Garrettsville) from 7-9pm to learn how to identify frogs by their unique calls. For more information, email Cara Constance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
God Provides A Free Meal
God Provides a Free Meal on Jan 31st at Nelson UMC. Dinner will include beef stew, salad, roll and dessert. Dinner will take place from 4-6 pm.
Swiss Steak Dinner
Portage County Chapter #600 Parents Without Partners will have a Swiss steak dinner on Feb 1st from 6:30-7:30pm and the monthly dance from 7:30-11:30pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Avenue in Tallmadge. Cost for the dinner is $8.50 for members and non-members and cost for the dance is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more info on PWP call Warrine at 330-322-9559.
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will hold their annual Scotch Doubles Bowling fundraiser on Feb 1st at Skylane Bowling Alley. Registration is at 8:30 and bowling starts at 9pm. The cost is $40.00 per couple and includes bowling, shoes, beer, soda and pizza. There will be a Chinese auction also. Contact Jackie Rinearson at 216-375-0709 for more information.
Feb 1,5, 8
NFYBSL – youth baseball/softball signups boys and girls ages 5-14 will be Feb 1st and 8th from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm and Feb 5th from 5-8pm at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 East Quarry. All new players must bring a *copy* of birth certificate.
4 Chaplain’s Program
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will be having a 4 Chaplains Program on Feb 2nd at 3 pm. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.
Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs
Feb 2, 9, 19, 23
Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2nd. Times: 2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm. Sunday Afternoons. All levels, all hours. Lesson are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Free time at the end. Cost: $50.00 per child for all 5 lessons. 4 years and older. Sign-ups: Jan26th, from 2:30-4:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. Register online! Deadline to register Jan 31st www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons. Questions Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343
Feb 2 –Feb 26
Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays. Classes will be held from 5-6 p.m. from Feb 2nd to Feb 26th at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park. Participants should bring a water bottle and a mat. Class fee is $32 for city taxpayers and $37 for non-city taxpayers or an $8.00 drop in fee. You can register on line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or in person at 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Feb 4 – 8
The Friends of the Hiram College Library will hold its next book sale on Feb 4th through Feb 8th. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hardcover books are $1.00; paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, and other miscellaneous items are $.50. The library is located at 11694 Hayden Street in Hiram.
Tae Kwon Do
Feb 4 – Feb 27
New session of Tae Kwon Do will be held from Feb 4th to Feb 27th at Lake Hodgson – Apco Lodge in Ravenna for ages 7 years to adults, male or female. Tae Kwon Do emphasizes self-discipline, exercise, and martial art skills. Instructors work with students individually and as a group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Cost is $40 and is paid the first night to the instructors. To register, call Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department at 330-296-2864. Check out their web site www.martialartsravenna.com.
The Portage County Council of the American Legion Auxiliary will meet Feb 6th at 6:30pm at Streetsboro Unit 685. Auxiliary units in Deerfield, Ravenna, Kent, Windham, Aurora, Streetsboro, and Mantua are requested to have at least one member in attendance.
Make a cute Valentine craft Feb 6th through 14th. Crafts are open to all ages during the library’s hours of operation. Young adults who love doing crafts are invited to sign-up for Windham Library’s Craft Club. The craft club will meet once a month and do a selection of in-depth crafts. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145. The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive, is open Monday and Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm-6:30 pm; and closed on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
JAG Softball Taco Fiesta will be Feb 7th from 4-7 in the High School commons. Tickets are six dollars and will get you all you can eat beef and chicken tacos, hard and soft shells, rice, chips and salsa and punch. Proceeds go to the JAG high school softball team. For questions or ticket information please contact Coach Downing at the high school.
All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all-you- can-eat spaghetti dinner on Feb 9th 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. Cost is Adults: $7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11) and Children: Free (5 & under). Carryouts available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865
A.L. Oratory Competition
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will be having A.L. Oratory Competition on Feb 9th from 1-5pm. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.
Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Feb 9, 16 & 23
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will be hosting Pancake and sausage breakfasts Feb 9th, 16th and 23rd. Price is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Breakfast will be held at the Post Home on Goodwin St. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.
Registration for co-ed youth spring soccer with Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is being held on Feb 10th for children 5 years old to sixth graders. After Feb 23rd a $10 late fee will be charged. Registration will be taken at the Recreation Office 530 N. Freedom St, Ravenna or register on-line at www.ci.ravenna.oh.us . Practice begin in early April.
Valentines Dinner Dance
A romantic Valentines “Celebration of Love” will be held at Christ Covenant Church, Rte 87, Middlefield on Feb 14th. Dinner will be held at the church at 6:30 pm, with dancing at Swine Creek Lodge following dinner. Tickets (donation $20 per plate) will include a dance lesson at Crossroads Dance, Middlefield, Saturday morning, Feb 8th. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call (440) 632-9510 or church office (440) 632-0602 to reserve the evening. Benefit for Charity Children’s Ministries.
Valentine’s Swiss Steak Dinner
Windham American Legion Women’s Aux #674 will be hosting a Valentine’s Swiss Steak Dinner on Feb 15th from 5-8pm. Music by Billy Jackson to follow. Price is $9 for adults and $7 for 12 and under. This includes; Swiss steak, potato and gravy, vegetable, roll and butter, as well as dessert. For more info call 330-326-3188.
Free Clothing Giveaway
On February 15th from 9 am until noon, the Mantua Center Christian Church will be hosting a clothing giveaway for the area’s folks in need. Clothing in sizes to suit babies and children, women and men. Tell your friends and family to come and “shop” for lots of great clothing, shoes, coats and outerwear. All items are clean and ready to wear out the door. The Mantua Center Church is located at the corner of State Route 82 and Mantua Center Road in Mantua Township.
Swiss Steak Dinner
Ladies Auxiliary Unit 674 will be hosting a Swiss Steak Dinner on Feb 15th from 8 till 11. Music to follow with Billy Jackson and Larry Sterpka. There will be 50/50 drawing and a Chinese auction. We are located at 9960 E. Center Street, Windham. Carryout will be available. Please call 330-326-3188 for more information. Price is $9 or $7 for 12 and under. Tickets are available in advance at the canteen.
Benefit for Max Decker
Knock out Pancreatic Cancer benefit for Max Decker will be Feb 15th from 3-7 at Johnson Community Center, 800 Gilmer Road in Leavittsburg. Fiesta bar dinner – $8 for adults and $4 for kids.
Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, on Saturday the 15th of February at 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH 44021). In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more. All proceeds benefit library programs. For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.
Dinner & Dance
A dinner & dance will be held at McMenamy’s, 325 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, Oh on Feb 15 from 6- 10pm. Tickets: $25 per person. Tickets available until February 5th. All Proceeds to the Relay for Life of Newton Falls. Contact: Kelly (330)654-2692 or Lori (330)654-5670
The library will also be offering a family-friendly movie Monday, February 17 at 12:30 p.m. Don’t forget, while visiting the library, to “Guess the Number of Candy Hearts”. You could be the winner of a candy heart-filled container to give to your sweetie. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.
Feb 18 & 20
Resume classes will be offered on Feb 18th and 20th for adults. Sign-up is required. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145. The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive.
Soup and Sandwich Day
First Christian Church Christian Women’s Fellowship Soup & Sandwich Day will be Feb 20th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall – 17 North Center Street in Newton Falls, Ohio. Take outs – 330 872 1328
A Pancake Breakfast, hosted by Garrettsville’s BSA Troop 4262 will be held Feb 22nd at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave in Garrettsville, from 8am-noon. Fresh Blueberry and Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes with warm syrup, sausage and assorted beverages to drink. A suggested donation of $5.00 for adults, kids 4-12 years $3.00 and children 3 and under, free.
3rd Annual Fred Haney Tournament
Please register your team for the 3rd annual Fred Haney winter softball tournament. First 8 teams only this year. All games played at Time Out Sports Bar in Freedom, OH. Team fee is $125, 10 players on a team. Contact Raymond Oliver 330-524-2746 or Time Out Sports Bar 330-527-9080. Tons of raffles and giveaways. Feb. 22nd at 8 am. This is to raise money for Freddy’s children who lost their father to lung cancer.
Christ Episcopal Craft Show
Mark your calendar for March 1st for the Christ Episcopal Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at 2627 Atlantic St NE Warren, OH. Admission is $2.00 and Parking is Free! There are over 50 crafters/vendors to showcase their unique items and products. We have baked goods, soy candles, jewelry, wreaths, florals, goats milk soaps, stained glass items, embroidery and crochet crafts, infinity scarves, homemade candy, glass block lights, cards, cornhole boards, Pampered Chef, Pink Zebra, Miche Bags, Scentsy Candles, Thirty One Bags, and so much more. A Chinese auction will be held with baskets full of goodies to be given away. Delicious hot food will also be available. There is sure to be something for everyone. Come out and join us for an enjoyable day of crafts, shopping and fun. Invite all your family and friends! Proceeds for the craft show go toward our outreach ministries at the church.
Chili Cook- Off
The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Chili Cook-Off from 11:30-2:30 on Mar 15th in the Huntsburg Gym. Please call 330-636-5517 to register your favorite chili. Space is limited. Live music, Chinese auction, cakewalk, raffle, vendors and food.
Original Sewing & Quilting Expo Bus Trip
The Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is sponsoring a bus trip to the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo (www.sewingexpo.com) at the Cleveland IX Center on April 4th. Cost of $33.00 for members and $37.00 for non-members includes admission, a free class ($19.00 value), a shopping bag, a commemorative pin, and bus transportation. There are 3 pickup sites: Austintown Plaza (6:30 am), Niles K-Mart (7:00 am) or Champion Big Lots (7:15 am). Your reservation must be paid by March 21st. We will load for our return trip at 6:15 PM and stop for dinner on the way home at Bob Evans on your own. Call Virginia at 330-847-7549.
Open House & Rummage Sale
The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Open House and Rummage Sale on April 19th from 10-2.
Shooting Stars Soccer
Apr 12 –May 17
Shooting Stars Soccer teaches children 3 and 4 years, with help from parents and instructors, the basic skills of soccer. Non-competitive games will be played throughout this five week program and each child will receive a t-shirt. Fee for Ravenna city taxpayer is $32 and non-city taxpayers is $35. Min 10 and max 14 per session. Pre-Registration in person will begin Jan13th at Ravenna Parks and Recreation office at 530 North Freedom Street, Ravenna, you can register on-line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us. For more information please contact us at: (330) 296-2864
May 31- June 28
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an instructional T-ball program for boys and girls ages 4 and 6, child must be at least 4 years old before May 31st. The fundamentals of basic baseball / softball are taught as children learn better throwing, catching and batting techniques using tennis balls and batting tees. Classes will be held on Saturdays May 31st to June 28th from 10-11:15am. at Havre Woods Park in Ravenna. Registration fee for City Taxpayers (live or work in the Ravenna City) is $32.00 or Non-City Taxpayers is $40.00.
Hambden Grange Concerts
June 21 & July 19
The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts are set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band. Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine. If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage. Bring your lawn chair. Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.
Chaney High School Reunion
July 18 & 19
The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July. Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party” at Kuzmans Lounge. Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio. For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at email@example.com, call 330-565-0726 or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/354285858038952/.