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
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.
The Curtains up Theatre has begun their Schwan’s food fundraiser. Just go to http://schwans.flipgive.com/f/23515 order food, which you purchase all the time and a % of your order will go to The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre. All food is delivered to your door, no chasing around picking up your order.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry held the 2nd Friday of each month from 4-7:30pm. Fish, shrimp or chicken dinners, also served as combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330
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.
Mother’s Day Plant Sale
Get your mother’s day plants. Saturday May 10th the Garfield High School Baseball Team will be holding it’s annual Plant Sale sponsored by the JAG All Sports Boosters. Stop by Rite Aid parking lot from 9am-5pm and buy Mom a beautiful hanging basket, a flat of annuals or vegtable plants for her garden. All plants provided by Pochedly’s Greenhouse.
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.
Yearly Plant Sale
Yearly Plant Sale will be May 10th at the Portage County SWCD Office, 6970 SR88 from 9:00 AM to 2:00PM. Offering variety of: Culinary Herbs, Native Plants, Vegetables, Perennials (Sun & Shade) and a Limited selection of shrubs and trees. The plant sale is a no-charge event. Hope you will join us
Spring Thaw Comedy Showcase
Free admission for the Main Street fire businesses! Come and share some laughter. On Saturday, May 10 at 7pm the Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre group will play host to their Spring Thaw Comedy Showcase fundraiser. This event will take place at Slim n Jumbo’s with 10% of ticket sales going to benefit the People Tree fund for the business owners displaced by the fire on Main Street back in March. The cost is $10.00 at the door.
Boy Scout Troop 4065, chartered by the Nelson United Methodist Church, is holding a Pancake Breakfast on May 10th from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Nelson Community House on the circle. Suggested donations for the all-you-can-eat pancakes are $6 for adults, $4 for children 6-10 and free for 5 and under. There will also be a bake sale and cut flower sale just in time for Mother’s Day! The breakfast is being held to raise funds for the troop. The troop consists of scouts from Nelson, Garrettsville, Freedom, Mantua, Ravenna and Streetsboro. Hope to see you there!
Let’s Go Fly a Kite…..
Gather your friends and family (and your kites) and come out to Overlook Park (State Route 168 in Parkman) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a time to reconnect with the simple things in life. This marks the 14th Annual Kite Festival hosted by the Parkman Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites. There will be a Make It –Take It Workshop, demonstrations by OSEK, Kite Sprint Races (for all ages), a variety of kites available for sale, as well as a concession stand with refreshments for sale. If you have any questions about this activity, please contact Sandie at (440) 632-3473 or Sandy at (440) 548-5740.
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 Center at Mantua Center
May 13, 20, 27
Come with a friend or make some new ones. The cafeteria wing of the old Mantua Center School (Center Rd just north of SR82) is open from 9:00 to about 3:00 every Tuesday except election days for socializing and a variety of activities. A watercolor group meets at 9:30. There’s a picture puzzle or maybe two in progress. There’s usually someone who available to advise on quilting, knitting, or crochet projects. We bring food to share for potluck lunch, served about noon. Cards and various board games are available. The Community Center has begun re-opening at 5:00 for a potluck supper at 5:30. Anyone is welcome to come, but if you are someone who eats way too many meals alone you are especially invited. Men and women, single, widowed, or divorced, come share a meal at the Center.
The retires 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 May 15th at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren, Ohio.
Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road will be having their Rummage Sale May 15, 16 & 17. Hours are 9 to 4 Thursday and Friday, and 9 to Noon on Saturday. If you need any other information, please feel free to call the Church Office and 440-636-5504 anytime.
Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Geranium sale on May 16th at the corner of Broad St. and Milton Blvd. This fundraiser benefits our local projects, including monthly donations to the food-in-backpacks program and the junior Olympics. We offer the same price as last year, $3.40 per plant. Pre-orders are welcome and appreciated. Buy 6 or more and we’ll deliver locally. (330) 872-3854.
Annual Plant Sale
May 16 & 17
Grassroots Community Gardeners 11th Annual Plant Sale will be May 16 from 10am–5pm or May 17 from 10am–2pm at Nelson Community House on the Circle. Perennials, Annuals, Herbs & More, Starting at just $1. If you need to make room, dig up a few of your plants and bring them along. We’ll be glad to find them good homes. All proceeds benefit the beautification of local community gardens.
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.
Upper Cuyahoga River Spring Hikes
In conjunction with the Friends of the Crooked River’s, River Day event, ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves will be hosting hikes in two preserves along the Upper Cuyahoga River. The hikes will include Mantua Bog State Nature Preserve and Tummonds Scenic River Preserve at the following times: Mantua Bog – 11:00 am and Tummonds – 1:30 pm. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330)-527-5118. Special instructions: The Mantua Bog hike will begin at the intersection of Peck and Mennonite Rds. East of the Buchert Memorial Park in Mantua, Ohio. Visitors are requested to park at the Buchert Memorial Park located on East High St. and walk the Portage Park District Headwaters Trail east to Peck Rd. to begin the hike. Water resistant footwear is recommended. The Tummonds Scenic River Preserve hike will begin at the Glacial Esker Trail parking area located at the Mantua Village water treatment plant at Line St. and Mats Rd. in Mantua, OH.
Annual Plant Sale
The Silver Creek Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale on May 17th from 9- 4 at the home of Linda Klamer at 8127 Garfield Dr., Garrettsville, Oh. This is our annual fund raiser which is used towards the purchase of the flowering baskets and planters in downtown Garrettsville. This year we will be donating 10% of our sales to the Garrettsville Strong Fund.
Benefit Concert, Art & Craft Silent Auction to aid merchant and their employees affected by the fire. Concert by Gail Mangeri, local Christian singer and songwriter will be May 17th from 6:30-9pm, doors open at 6pm. No fee, by donation only. Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave. For questions or donations call Maureen at 330-527-4674.
Pancakes in the Park! Rain or Shine!
Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invites you on May 18th, to a delicious all you can eat pancake breakfast at Sunny Lake Park (885 Mennonite Rd. Aurora 44202 – boathouse pavilion) from 9am to 11am. Let our team of volunteers cook you breakfast (pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee) while you enjoy the scenic view or a take 2 mile walk/jog around Sunny Lake. Cost: $6 adults, $4 kids 3-10 yrs., under 4 yrs. free! Dog walkers welcome!
Post 674 will host the last Monday Breakfast on May 19th. Just a big Thank You to all that has joined us those Monday mornings. Watch for our reopening in Sept.
Dine and Donate
Crestwood High School baseball is teaming up with Mantua Corners Bar & Grille to raise money for baseball field upgrades. On May 20, from 6-9 p.m. you can attend an all you can eat dinner at Mantua Corners Bar & Grille located at 11697 State Route 44 in Mantua, OH. The menu includes all you can eat wings (traditional and boneless), pizza, pasta, salad, soda, water and coffee. There will also be some discounted beer prices. The cost is $15/person in advance of the event and $17/person at the door. For an in advance ticket please contact John Bakalar at (330) 274-2214 ext. 403. Please come and join us for the fun!
Home Cooked Supper
The next Home Cooked Supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, Ohio will be held from 5 to 6:30 pm on May 21st. The meal will feature: chicken bake, Haluska (cabbage and noodles) or mashed potatoes, vegetable, super salad, rolls & dessert. Cost $7 for adults; $5 for kids 10 and under. Carry out available. This will be the last dinner until September.
James A. Garfield PTO Pick Your Price Rummage Sale
Saturday May 24th from 9am – 3pm the James A Garfield Intermediate School PTO invites you to come shop our annual rummage sale filled with great items donated from local residents and more! For more information or to volunteer call Heather at 440.548.5930. All proceeds will benefit the Garfield PTO. Remaining items will be donated to the Salvation Army.
Rib Burn Off
May 24 & 25
May 24 and 25 from 12:00 to 8:00 at Century Village Museum in Burton. Rain or shine! Bring YOUR party to OUR party! Several Rib Vendors including Blazin’ Bills and Eli’s Ribs – Craft Show – Classic Cars. Pony Rides and Hobby Train Ride for the kids. Live Music sponsored by Preston Superstore in Burton: Saturday: 2 to 4 – Fletch & The Catch, 4 to 6 – Geauga Highlanders, 6 to 8 – Ted Riser Band. Sunday:2 to 4 – 2Men12 Strings, 4 to 6 – Blue Lunch. Free Admission and Free Parking Geauga County Historical Society
Memorial Day Service
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Post will be hosting their Memorial Day Service at the Burton Village Gazebo on May 26th, followed by an open house at the Legion Home on Goodwin Street. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.
Geauga Consumer Connection
The 2014 Geauga Consumer Connection is May 27th from 4pm to 7:30 pm in the Sisters of Notre Dame Education Center Auditorium located at 13000 Auburn Road – north of SR-87. It’s a free event for the whole family; there will be businesses to check out, owners to meet and talk to, food, food samples, entertainment, show specials, door prizes, Chinese raffle, free gift bags to the first 400 people! This Annual Event is hosted by Chesterland, Middlefield and Chardon Area Chambers of Commerce. Would you like to be a vendor? Contact Chesterland Chamber 440-729-7297. Come out for spring and see what Geauga merchants have to offer.
Join professional naturalist staff from the ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, as we traverse the hemlock lined sandstone gorge and waterfalls of Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve in Columbiana County. The hike will begin at 1:00pm. Sheepskin Hollow is located at 50991 Pancake-Clarkson Rd Negley, OH 44441. No registration is required. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330)-527-5118. Special Instructions: This is a difficult hike and not recommended for small children or inexperienced hikers. Parking is along Pancake Clarkson Rd. near the power line right of way.
2014 Freedom Dog Fest
June 1st, Aurora Parks & Recreation Department & Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invite you to attend the 2014 Freedom Dog Fest. All breeds welcome! Kicking off the event is the 5K Run and 1.75 Mile Mutt Strut. Registration begins at 7:30 am. Run Start Times: 5K – 8:30am; Mutt Strut – 9:15am. Dogs permitted on Mutt Strut ONLY and must be leashed. Note: course start/finish location at Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Rd., Aurora, OH 44202. Registration Fee: $20 pre-registration before May 30; $25 day of race; $35 both races. Register online: HMApromotions.net. For more information, visit www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org or call Colleen, Aurora Parks & Recreation Depart Event Coordinator at 330-562-4333.
Danku Memorial Gold Outing
Tee it up for the Danku Memorial Golf outing June 6,7 & 8 – Mineral Wells, WV. 30 openings – 1st come, 1st serve. $50 deposit by May 1st. Call Dennie Pochedly 330-527-4896
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.
Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers Fairy Gardens
Fairy gardens are becoming increasingly popular, perhaps because these lovely miniatures are so individual and such fun. Get the tips for creating an enchanting container fairy garden as Master Gardener Barbara demonstrates the steps. One lucky person will take Barbara’s creation home. Light refreshments provided. June 7th from 10am-noon. $15 fee. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.
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.
The Friends of Melana 5k Run/1 Mile Walk
The Friends of Melana Foundation is organizing the 4th Annual Friends of Melana 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk to be held on June 29th at Garrettsville Summerfest. All proceeds go towards research for children’s glioma brain cancer. Event registration can be done online at www.stopkidscancer.org. click on ‘Events.’ Registration will also take place the day of the event on the front lawn of St. Ambrose rectory on Freedom St. in Garrettsville. Come out and support a great cause. Call Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093 for more information.
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732 or email@example.com or Gary Bott 330 527-4457 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.