Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm. Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.
American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, serving from 7:30-11am at 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost is $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Cost includes coffee and juice. Takeout is available. For more info call 330-326-3188
Spring Fling Raffle
Buy your ticket now for Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County’s Spring Fling Raffle. Tickets are $50 and only 200 will be sold. If all 200 are sold, one person will win $5000. In the event that 200 are not sold, a straight 50/50 drawing will be implemented. Don’t wait! To purchase your ticket call the Big Brothers & Sisters office at 330-296-6655.
Red Shield Pantry – Ravenna
1st Weds of the Month
South Portage Red Shield Pantry will be opened the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11am-1pm. Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 251 West Spruce Ave., Ravenna. Please bring photo ID and your own bags to carry food. For more info call 330-296-7371.
#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book
Contents of the book will include: History of the development of Main Street area of the fire, compiled memories from the public, Main Street on fire, Recovery, Rebuild. Send your info and pictures to Nelson United Methodist Church% Pam Montgomery, PO Box 210 Garrettsville, OH 44231.
Maundy Thursday Service
Holy Cross Anglican Church, 1046 Lake Street in Kent will be having their Maundy Thursday Service on April 17th. There will be a pot luck dinner at 6pm followed by the service with communion and stripping of the altar.
Good Friday Service
Holy Cross Anglican Church, 1046 Lake Street in Kent will be having their Good Friday Service at 7pm. The Stations of the Cross in the sanctuary followed by lessons and prayers, Veneration of the cross concluded by Mass of the Presanctified.
Windham American Legion Post 674 Fish Fry April 18th from 4-7:30p.m. Fish, Chicken, Shrimp or Combo dinners available, with your choice of two sides; green beans, coleslaw, mac n’ cheese and applesauce. Cost $8.00 per dinner, Children under 5 eat free. Carry out is available: 330-326-3188. Legion is located on 303 in Windham. Sponsored by S.A.L. of post 674.
Fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and beverages will be served from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market/St. Rt. 422 – 1/4 mile east of St. Rt. 528 in Parkman). Adult dinners are $9.00 (Dine-in or take-out). Desserts will be available for an additional donation. (An alternate kid-friendly dinner will also be available for $5.00 each.) Sponsored alternately by Parkman Boy Scout Troop 76, Cub Scout Troop 4076, and Huskies’ Touchdown Club. Please come out and enjoy a good meal and support our sponsors.
Burton Easter Egg Hunt
The Burton Easter Egg Hunt will be held April 19th at Burton Village Park at 11am. Ages 1-6 welcome -rain or shine.
JAG Pancake Breakfast
James A. Garfield Student Council will be sponsoring an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 19 from 8am-noon at Garfield Elementary School. Pancakes will be served with sausage, juice, milk or coffee and pure maple syrup donated by Mark Apple. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. All proceeds will be donated to #GarrettsvilleStrong.
Open House & Rummage Sale
The Huntsburg Grange #2541 is holding its annual Open House and rummage sale on April 19th beginning at 10:00 until 2:00. Learn about the Grange and find a few bargains. No early birds, please. Lunch will be available. Call 636-5517 for information. Also, plan to visit the Huntsburg Historical Society open house on the same day at the same time in the Museum in the Community Center. See their website atwww.huntsburghistoricalsociety.com.
Hiram Police Department pancake breakfast “Shop with a Cop” fundraiser will be held April 19th from 9-1 in Dix Dining Hall at Hiram College Kennedy Center. All-you-can- eat pancakes, $6.00 adults and $3.00 children under 10. Proceeds to benefit the “Shop with a Cop” program.
Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
A Spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held April 19th from 4-7pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rt. 88 in West Farmington. Dinner includes Salad, Bread, Pie, Coffee, and Juice. Cost is $7.00 for Adults, Ages 5-12 $4.50. Under 5 is FREE. Carry-outs are available for $7.50, Come join us and ask.
Nelson Twp. Easter Egg Hunt
The Nelson Township Easter Egg Hunt will be held April 19th at Pixley Park at 2pm. Ages 3-11 welcome. If rain should occur, the hunt will be moved to the Community House. The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance, so bring your camera!
Breakfast with the Bunny
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt will be April 19th from 8-10am at the Windham UMC, 9051 N. Main St. in Windham. Open to kids ages 12 and under. Free picture with the Bunny, craft making, Easter egg hunt, and have breakfast on us
Volunteers needed for a shoreline and roadside litter clean up at West Branch State Park on April 19th to honor and celebrate Earth Day. Groups and individuals are asked to arrive at 9am at the Parks West Boat Ramp located on Rock Spring Road (reminder the bridge on Rock Spring Road is under construction). Volunteers will be assigned to an area, should dress for the weather and bring work gloves. The three hour cleanup will conclude at noon at the boat ramps shelter house with a hot dog cookout and potluck style lunch. For more information contact the Park Office 330-654-4989.
Join us at Bluegrass Junction for a night of great bluegrass music! The show will be held from 7 to 11pm on April 19th at the Shalersville Town Hall, located on S.R. 44 at S.R. 303. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event will feature three bands Caney Creek, Idletymes, and Lloyd Blevins and Ramblin’ Mountain. The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867
Holy Cross Anglican Church, 1046 Lake Street in Kent will be having their Easter Sunday Service at 10 am on April 20th with communion and music celebrating the Risen Christ!
Garrettsville Church of God Easter Services will be held April 20th at 9am and 11am. The church is located at 12888 State Route 88. For more info contact 30-527-2942.
Free Community Dinner
Free Community Dinner will be April 22 from 5-6 pm (While supplies last) at the Windham American Legion, 9960 Center Street. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, Ohio.
Red Shield Pantry
North Portage Red Shield Pantry will be opened the 4th Tuesday of each month from 11am-1pm. The Salvation Army, 9005 Wilverne Drive, Windham. Please bring photo ID & your own bags to carry food. For more info call, 330-326-6133.
“From History to Mystery”
Join the Friends of the Hiram College Library for a talk on “From History to Mystery” by Sam Thomas, author of The Midwife’s Tale and The Harlot’s Tale. Thomas will discuss how he puts his training as a historian of 17th-century England to use in his exciting novels. The program will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, in the Pritchard Room of the Hiram College Library.
The North Bloomfield Historical Society will host the Spring Fling Square Dance, on April 25th at the Town Hall at Rt. 45 & Rt. 87. No dancing experience is necessary. The time of the dance is 7:00pm thru 9:30pm. Admission is 5.00 per person. Light refreshments will be served. More information call (330)506-3370.
April 25 & 26
Rummage Sale at the Portage County Gardeners Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area) April 25th & 26th from 9-2p.m. Clothes, books, nick-knacks, craft stuff, household items, bedding, purses, shoes, bags,& miscellaneous
Indoor Yard Sale
Indoor Yard Sale will be held on April 26th from 9am to 4pm at Christian Life Center’s new location; 1972 East Summit Road Kent at the corner of St Rt 261 and Summit Road. Vendors are needed. Rental spaces are available for $20.00 per space. Spaces size 8×8 feet. All vendors must provide own tables and chairs. Set-up times are Friday 6:00 – 8:00pm and Saturday 7am – 8:45am. Something for everyone! Household items, collectibles, furniture, toys, books, jewelry, accessories, tasty baked goods, hot dogs and much more! For vendor applications, call Irene at (330)296-9109 or the church at (330)678-9234.
Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
On April 26th there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and we will serve until 6:30, unless we run out. Dinner will include mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeouts are available.
Spring Rummage Sale
The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on April 25th from 9-5 and April 26th from 9-1. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall.
Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner
The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Steak Cookout on April 26th from 4 to 7pm at the Newton Falls Community Center on Quarry Street.The meal includes a 14-ounce sirloin steak, on the grill, cooked as you wish, salad, potato, drink, and dessert, all for $15.00. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any NF Kiwanis member or by calling Bob at 330-872-3854. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Kiwanis meets every Tuesday (except the last Tuesday of the month) at 6:30 pm at The Covered Bridge Inn Restaurant. We welcome new members.
Earth Day at Hiram: Roots of Resilience, Routes to Change
Celebrate the Earth and empower yourself to be sustainable. Three speakers will present on a diversity of topics, including climate change, conservation, home energy efficiency and grassroots activism, demonstrating the sometimes subtle and unseen links between environmental issues and everyday activities. Community members are encouraged to bring their children and participate in a variety of child-friendly activities, including face-painting, nature games and crafts. Activities and speakers throughout the day (10:00am-5:00pm). ?All are welcome for this FREE event at Hiram College. For information, call 440-265-06217 or email email@example.com.
Windham UMC Spaghetti Dinner will be April 26th from 4:30-7 pm. Dinner includes all-you-can eat spaghetti, coleslaw, bread and butter, dessert and beverage. The church is located at 9051 N. Main Street in Windham.
Free Clothing Give-Away
Free Clothing Give-Away will be April 26th from 9-1 at St. William Parish Office located at 5431 Mahoning Ave. in Champion. For more details contact Debi at 330-885-0885.
Hall of Fame Dinner
J.A. Garfield Hall of Fame Dinner will be April 26th at 5:30 pm in the High School Commons. Tickets are $25 apiece. Contact Sheri Johnson at 330-671-0228 for more information. 2014 Inductees are Harry Kraft, Nick Rogers, Rusty Kearney and Jeremy Vecchio
Pasta 4 Paws Dinner
Rose’s Rescue will be holding their second annual Pasta 4 Paws pasta dinner and Chinese auction on April 26th from 2pm-7pm. Raffle drawings will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Winner need not be present. Great food and chances for some great gifts. Kindle Fire basket, Sealy Mattress set, Basket of Cheer, and a Lottery Tree just to name a few of the over 100 items that will be raffled off that day. The event will be held at the American Legion Hall # 331, 109 Elm St, Ravenna Ohio. Meal tickets are $7.00 adult, $5.00 children (5-12), Children under 5 years old are free. Tickets are available at the door. Rose’s Rescue is a nonprofit pet rescue based out of Rootstown Ohio. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Rose’s Rescue at 330-850-7042.
April 26 & 27
Northcoast Men’s Chorus Von Trapped will be April 26th at 8 pm and April 27th at 3pm at Regina Auditorium, Notre Dame College, 1857 S. Green Road, South Euclid Ohio. Advanced sales $10-35 – door sales $15-40. Information firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-556-0590
April 26 & 27
Gem, Mineral, Jewelry Show; April 26th (10-6) & 27th (10-5) at Emidio & Sons Party Center, 48 East Bath rd., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Admission: Adults $5.00, Seniors (55+) & Students, $4.00 Children (7-14) $1.00, Children (6 and under) free. Sponsors: Akron Mineral Society & Summit Lapidary Club – Children’s activities: make a gem tree, mine for minerals and stones in our gem mine, and take a peek into our kaleidoscope. Members demonstrate throughout the day: Gem Id, wire wrapping, gem trees; cutting and polishing stones and faceting; Displays of our beautiful gemstone Ohio Flint and members’ beautiful work, Geo Juniors displays, Dealers with geodes, minerals, jewelry, beads and findings, slab material, lapidary equipment, silversmith work, gold findings and more. We have a silent auction and door prizes throughout the day; Free parking and wheel chair accessible. Contact email:Gemboree@outlook.com.
Knee Deep in Bluebells
One of the most unbelievable and spectacular sights in all of Ohio is the riot of wildflowers at the Poland Forest, near Youngstown. Here, in a setting among some of the largest trees in the state, thousands upon thousands of wild bluebells and other spring wildflowers bloom. The forest floor is literally awash with a carpet of bluebells, dabs of red and white trilliums and a haze of marsh marigolds; the artistry of nature in all its glory. The hike begins at 4:00pm. Hiking fee: $7 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($10 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email email@example.com to register and for directions.
All members of the Crescent Chapter No 7 O.E.E. of Garrettsville are urged to attend its meeting on April 28th at 7:30.
Shalersville School Reunion Reservations
On May 3rd The Shalersville School Reunion will be held in the Shalersville Town Hall. A banquet dinner of stuffed chicken breast and beef tenderloin will be served at 5:30. All former classmates and friends are welcome to attend; cost is $15.00 per person. Prepaid reservations need to be made by April 28th to Judy Richardson at 8945 Cooley Rd., Ravenna, Oh 44266 or call 330-297-9681. We will honor the classmates of 1944,1954,1964 and the oldest and youngest classmates present. There will a few other surprises and the Shalersville Historical Museum will be open from 4:00 to 5:00 that afternoon.
Wildflower Lollapalooza & Wine Fest
Discover the amazing display of wildflowers along the trails of the Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve near Garrettsville. Following our exploration of the forest, we will retire to the nearby Candlelight Winery for a little sip of the grape. Meet at the Eagle Creek preserve at 3 pm (2 miles northeast of Garrettsville on Center St, and 1 mile south on Hopkins Rd). Hiking fee: $5 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($8 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Windham Fire Memorial Car Wash/ Bake Sale / Silent Auction
We are raising funds to add two names to our Memorial Stone — Ernie Bradley and Lenny Polichena. May 3rd at 10:30 -1pm. The Windham Fire cadets will be doing a car wash: $6 for cars $8 for trucks. Windham Fire Sirens Auxiliary will be holding the Bake sale and silent auction. Tickets for Silent Auction will be $1 each or 7 for $5 — Drawing will be at 1 pm. If you would like to donate baked goods or Silent Auction Items, you can drop them off at Windham Fire Station or Call JoAnn 330-979-3935 will pick them up. Any donations by check can be made out to Windham Fire. Thank you for your support.
Parents Without Partners
In celebrations of the chapter’s 40th year, Portage County Chapter #600 Parents Without Partners members invite non-members, former members and alumni to join them for their anniversary themed dance on May 3rd from 7:30-11:30 at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Avenue in Tallmadge. If you are interested please call Warrine 330-322-9559 for more information.
Falls Home Remodeling is sponsoring a blood drive on May 5th from 2-6pm. Falls Home Remodeling is located at 104 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, Ohio. Call 330-872-3257 for more info.
Secret Garden: Moore, Draime Estate Gardens
This beautiful garden in Howland is operated by Kent State University and is closed to the public. A wide variety of plants are found in the well planned perennial garden, the formal English and Italian gardens, conifer collection, and walled vegetable and water gardens. The grounds also contain a unique sculpture collection by Caroline Stacey and others. Directions will be provided upon registration. Fee: $12 for members of the Friends of the Field Station ($15 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email email@example.com to register.
Newton Falls Plant Exchange- It’s Spring in the Falls!
Join us on May 10th from 9 AM until Noon at Newton Falls Park to meet with other gardeners and to trade plants. Just bring at least 6 plants to trade (more are always welcome). Fancy pots are not required; any old box or bag will do. In addition to the plants, a band will provide live music so bring a lawn chair and relax. There will be a few vendors and Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County will be there with some adoptable pets as well. The event takes place at JC Pavilion on Center Street at the City Park. Call Susan with any questions at 330-718-3469 or look us up on Facebook at Newton Falls Plant Exchange.
The Perennial Gardeners of Chesterland Plant Sale
The Perennial Gardeners’ Annual Plant Sale is the day before Mother’s Day from 8am-2pm at the Town Hall in Chesterland, 12701 Chillicothe Rd., just North of Mayfield Rd. How perfect! Pick up a plant for Mother’s Day while making your own selections. Expect common favorites and the unusual, many cared for in the home gardens of club members. Plants galore, including perennials, annuals, shrubs, herbs and lush hanging baskets. The proceeds of this event sustain ongoing community projects. The Perennial Gardeners meet at 7 P.M. at West Geauga Middle School, the fourth Wednesday of the month. Membership is open to those living in the West Geauga Local School District. For information call Linda at 440-338-8644.
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Paxton will be May 10th at Happy Day School, 2500 Brady Lake Rd in Ravenna, from 3-7 pm. This dinner will help raise money for a handicap-accessible van and other medical needs. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, rolls, dessert and drink. Cost is $10 per person. T shirt sale, Chinese auction and 50/40 raffle – winner need not be present.
Football & Cheerleading Sign Ups
May 10 & 24
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding signups for football and cheerleading on May 10th and 24th at the Community center stone pavilion. The signups will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The signups are for children 6 yrs. old to 12 yrs. old as of July 31st. Please bring a copy of child’s birth certificate for the league. The cost is $ 60.00 registration fee with $20.00 volunteer fee. For information please contact Angie Wilcox 330-872-7027 or for cheerleading Carrie Byrd @ 330- 301-6131.
Community Garage Sale
Vendors are needed for Community Garage Sale at American Legion Hall on Goodwin Street in Burton Ohio on May 17th from 8am-1pm. Contact Mike Karlinsky 440-286-1202.
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.
5th Annual Golf Outing
American Legion Post 459 Burton is hosting their 5th Annual Golf Outing at Pleasant Hill Golf Course in Chardon. Register by 10:30am. Shotgun start at 11am. 4 man scramble, 18 holes and prizes. Lunch & picnic buffet dinner, water, soda and beer provided. $70 per person. For presale discounted tickets or info call Bruce 440-897-2396.
Little Tigers 5th Annual Golf Outing
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their 5th annual golf outing at the Olde Dutch golf course in Lake Milton on June 7th. The 4-man scramble starts with an 8 a.m. shotgun with registration starting 7:00. The 4-man scramble costs $70.00 per person and will include coffee/ doughnuts, lunch provided by SUBWAY, steak dinner, and beverages. There will also be prizes on every hole and side games. To sign up or for more information contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Andy McElrath @ 330-565-0950.
Hambden Grange Concerts
June 21 & July 19
The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts 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.
Annual Spelling Bee
The annual spelling bee, sponsored by Trumbull County Retired Teachers, will be held on July 10, at 1 p.m. at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration will begin on May 25th , and end on June 20th. Pre-registered spellers will receive free admission to the fair. To pre-register, call Denise Deltondo at 330.530.4011. Registration will also be held at the fair the day of the bee from noon to 12:45 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call 330-565-0726
Save the Date
21st Annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 20th at Troy Community Center, Welshfield, OHIO from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Contact Maryan Simsa Jenkins 330 569-7057 or email@example.com or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Gary Bott 330 527-4457 or email@example.com
Geauga West Friends of the Library Now Accepting Donations for the Annual Summer Book Sale
July 20-Aug 2
The spring book sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library was a great success. Thanks to everyone for their support – for donations, for volunteers, and for everyone who came to purchase books and other items. The Friends are now accepting donations for their annual summer book sale which will take place July 30 – August 2. 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.