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PCDL Holiday Hours

All branches and offices of Portage County District Library will be closed on the following dates (in observance of the holiday season):  Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, and Jan.  1.  Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org for information about library services and programs. Find us on Facebook.

 

We Need Your Help!

Class of “68”……we need your help in locating the following people: Gary Adams, Virgil Bishop, Lawrence Cassidy, James Uphole, and Ron Baker. If you know where they are, or have a current  address, phone/ cell number, email address, please contact, Cherryl  {Clark} Duffield, @ 330- 527-2713, or Cindy (Vasil) Hillier @ csh2605@aol.com, or Judy (Bazil) Stone @Jstone21@kent.edu.

 

God Provides Free Meal

Dec. 21

Please join us for the Christmas God Provides a Meal, Dec. 21 from 4-6 pm at the Nelson UMC. The church is located on Nelson Circle, 9367 St. Rt. 305 in Garrettsville. The menu consists of ham, parsley potatoes, and home-made pie for dessert. The ladies of the God Provides a Free Meal, after a lot of soul searching, has decided that they can no longer carry out the mission. They want to thank everyone whose life has been touched be the mission and all that was volunteered to the cause. They wish you a Merry Christmas and the best!

 

Longest Night Service

Dec. 21

Windham UMC will be hosting a “Longest Night Service” for those who mourn. Holidays are wonderful and full of joy, but they can be hard when we are missing someone. Whether you’ve lost someone recently or 20 years ago, the pain can be more acute during the holidays.  On Dec. 21 at 7:30pm we will gather for a quiet worship service of music and hope with people who understand.

 

Live Nativity

Dec. 22 & 23

Taking your child to see Santa is a Christmas tradition. We offer a lasting memory for your entire family, this Christmas season visit our “Live Nativity” to experience the first Christmas. The gift of baby Jesus will change your life. The Live Nativity is an annual event at the Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road, Huntsburg 440-636-5504. Dec. 22 and 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Join us inside for refreshments, you and your family can even take part. FREE

 

Christmas Eve Services

Dec. 23

The Nelson UMC will be holding a candlelight Christmas Eve service on Dec. 23 at 6 & 10 pm. The church is located at 9367 St. Rt. 305 in Garrettsville. Come out and enjoy the circle, decorated with luminaries provided by Boy Scout troop 65.

 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Dec 23

The Rotary Club of Garrettsville-Hiram has made special arrangements with Santa Claus to personally deliver packages in Garrettsville and Hiram on Sunday, December 23rd. Since so many children have been good this year, Santa feels he will be exceptionally busy on Christmas Eve and has agreed to come a day early! If you have a package that you would like Santa to deliver, please drop it off at The Business Works, 8110 Main Street, Garrettsville or at MB Reality, 8118 Main Street, Garrettsville by Friday, December 21st. Of course, Santa doesn’t charge for this service, but encourages donations that will be given to the People Tree. If you have any questions, please call Amy Crawford at (330) 527-4415.

 

Community Christmas Eve Service

Dec. 23

The First Congregational Church of Freedom will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ at a Community Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, which will be held one night early, on Dec. 23 at 6:30 pm. The church is located at the intersections of St. Rt. 88 & St. Rt. 303 in Freedom Twp.

 

Hiram Fire Association Santa Claus

Dec. 23

The Hiram Fire Association and Santa Claus will help deliver gifts in Hiram Village and Hiram Twp. On Dec. 23 from 5-8pm. Please have your gifts at the Hiram Fire Dept. no later than 8pm on Dec. 21. Please have the child’s name and address on the packages. If you have any questions, please call Gary Bott (330) 527-4457 or (330) 646-1951

 

“The Hope of Christmas”

Dec. 23

“The Hope of Christmas” musical/drama will be presented by the Newton Falls First Church of God Sanctuary Choir and Drama Team on Dec. 23 at 6pm. The church is located at 426 W. Broad St. in Newton Falls.

 

Christmas Services at Burton Congregational Church

Dec. 23 & 24

Come celebrate the birth of Christ and the Christmas Season at Burton Congregational Church.  There will be a special service of Christmas music on Dec. 23 at 10:30 a.m.  Music will be performed by the Worship Choir as well as soprano soloist Sylvia Jurcak, Pastor Jay Carroll, and other small ensembles. Two family services will be held on Christmas Eve Dec. 24.  They will feature the Christmas story through songs and scripture.  Christmas Eve services are 4 p.m. and 11 p.m.The Burton Congregational Church is located at 14558 West Park Street, on the square in Burton.  Church phone is 440-834-4495.  

 

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Dec. 24

Candlelight Christmas Eve Services will be held at First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM on, Dec. 24.  The service will include traditional Christmas carols, a message entitled “What does Christ want for Christmas?” and a congregational candle lighting. All are welcome.

 

Christmas Services

Dec. 24 & 25

Christmas Services at St. Joseph’s Church; 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. Mantua, will be Dec. 24 at 5:00 p.m. (includes Children’s Choir) and at 10:00 p.m. and Dec.  25 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Coffee With The Birds

Dec. 29

Nothing like watching the world go by near a bird feeder. Have you ever been sitting in a chair with a cup of coffee enjoying the view of your bird feeder and said, “Geez, I wonder what kind of bird that is,” or, “How can I get more birds to come?” Well, now’s your chance to get those questions answered and still enjoy that cup of joe indoors. Join Naturalist Nora Sindelar for an “inside” look at bird watching as we enjoy sitting around our bird feeding station indoors with warm beverages and snacks.Dec. 29 – 9:30 to 11:30 am at The West Woods Nature Center

 

New Year’s Eve Dance

Dec. 31

Gather your friends to ring in the New Year! Join us at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market/St. Rt. 422 – 1/4 mile east of St. Rt. 528 in Parkman).  $20.00 per person – BYOB (wash provided) Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet begins at 8:00 p.m.  DJ-Jockey Joe will be playing all your favorite tunes from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.  Tickets are limited – Call for reservations: Sandy @ (440) 548-5740 or Denise @ (440) 548-2939. Sponsored by Parkman Chamber of Commerce.

 

New Year’s Services

Dec. 31 & Jan. 1

New Year’s Church Services will be Dec.31 at 5:00 p.m. and Jan. 1 at 10:00 a.m. St. Joseph’s Church; 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. Mantua

 

 

 

Chamber Coffee Network Meeting

 Jan. 3 

The Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting for their monthly Coffee Network Meeting at 8:00a.m. on Jan. 3 at Susie K’s Café, 145 E. Main St. Ravenna. Enjoy a cup of coffee and an opportunity to promote your business and network with other Ravenna business owners. Visitors will have a chance to meet a variety of contacts each month and enjoy a cup of coffee. Bring your business cards and literature, and let us know how we can help your business. Guest speakers for this event will be Danny Long. Dan is a local comedian from Ravenna and is known across the country. He will be the headliner at the Chamber Comedy Night at the Ravenna Elks Club on Feb. 16. If you are interested in attending or featuring your business as the speaker for the month, contact the Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Jack Ferguson at 330-296-3886. Hope to see you there!

 

Winter Storytime Registration

Jan 7

Portage County District Library is pleased to announce that winter storytime registration begins Jan. 7. Storytimes begin the week of Jan.  28 (at most branch locations.) Enjoy stories, fingerplays, and crafts at your favorite branch location. Visit www.portagelibrary.org to search our calendar for storytime dates and times. Contact your branch location to register for programs or for more information. Branch locations include Aurora Memorial (330-562-6502), Garrettsville (330-527-4378), Pierce Streetsboro (330-626-4458), Randolph (330-325-7003), and Windham (330-326-3145.) There are a few branch locations with limited seating, so be sure to register early.

Public Meeting

Jan. 10

James A. Garfield School District will be holding a public meeting on Jan. 10.  This will provide the opportunity before the monthly board meeting for questions/comments regarding the spending of IDEA funds for our district.  Please join us at the Middle School Library on Thursday at 6:15 pm.

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Jan. 13 & 27

Burton-Middlefield American Legion will host a pancake and sausage breakfast on Jan 13 & Jan. 27 from 9am-1:30 pm at 14052 Goodwin St. Call Ron (440) 434-1478 for more info.

 

Getting Ahead Workshop

Jan. 15

Getting Ahead is a 16-week workshop series where participants work in groups to examine the impact of poverty on themselves and their communities and to explore the world through the lens of economic class. This class is ideal for both individuals who are working to transition from poverty to self-stability or middle-class individuals that want to better serve their community. Class runs 5:30pm-8:00pm, every Tuesday starting Jan. 15, at The Salvation Army in Ravenna, located at 268 W. Main St. For more information call (330)296-7371 or visit www.empowerportage.com.

 

 

Chicken & Dumplings Dinner

Jan. 19

Geauga Co. Council will host a chicken and dumplings dinner on Jan. 19 from 4:30-7:30 pm at 14052 Goodwin St., Burton, $12 presale, $15 at the door. Contact Skip (440) 834-1191 for more info.

 

Looking For Our Next Grand Marshall

Due by Feb. 8 

The Candidate must be a community minded Ravenna resident who has had a positive impact in the community. The committee asks that when nominating, that the reason and some background information be included. The Grand Marshal will preside over the grand parade and all other festivities of the Balloon A-Fair Festival.  This year’s event will be Sept. 19 – 22, 2013. Written nominations for Grand Marshal should be submitted no later than Feb. 8, 2013.  Mail to: Ravenna Balloon A-Fair, Attention Parade Committee, and P.O. BOX 454, RAVENNA, OHIO 44266.  For more information, call 330-296-FAIR.

 

Garrettsville Save-A-Lot

Pictured above (left to right) at Wednesday’s ribbon cutting ceremony are Mayor Rick Patrick, Alliance Foods Project Manager Scott Walls, Store Manager Bob Linger, Alliance Foods Facilities Manager Lorne Doty, and Chamber President Eva Szasz.

Garrettsville – Save-A-Lot officially opened their doors to the public on Wednesday, December 19th.  After a successful “invitation only” soft opening on Tuesday evening attended by local business leaders and government officials, Save-A-Lot is well on its way to making an impact in the community.

Area residents were clamoring to be first in line on Wednesday morning.  Expressing the gratitude felt by many within the community, Nathan Read—a self-described “born and raised Garrettsvillian”—posted a message of thanks on the store’s official Facebook Page, thanking the company for “choosing the village” and helping residents “stretch their dollars further.”

Mayor Rick Patrick expressed his excitement about the third ribbon cutting in the village within as many months and reminded all that  “at one time Garrettsville and the surrounding communities supported three grocery stores and two convenience stores”.

With the revitalization of Main Street and now Garfield Plaza, shopping local in Garrettsville is getting easier and easier all of the time.

bandatcavsgame12812The Garfield Marching Pride High School Band played pregame at the Sat. Dec. 8th Cleveland Cavaliers game.  The Band played a few songs and the National Anthem before the unfortunate Cavaliers loss to the Detroit Pistons.  The Band sounded wonderful and the kids had a great time showing their dancing and playing talents for a delighted crowd. The kids where also shown on Fox Sports Ohio pregame.

Portage County - The Portage County Literacy Coalition (PCLC) sponsored a 14-Hour Laubach Literacy Workshop to train volunteer reading tutors.   The workshop took place on November 12th, 14th, and December 1st at Maplewood Career Center.   The workshop was presented by Doris Schoning, the Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Coordinator/PCLC Director with the help of an ABLE staff member and President of the PCLC, Laure Gauntner.

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8th Grade Honor Roll

Melody Bencie*, Emma Bene, Madisyn Benoit, Karli Bigler*, Alyssa Blake*, Haley Brady*, Olivia Brady*, Colin Brooks, Allyson Buchert, Gabrielle Campana*, Morgan Chesla, Lilly Cline, Aaron Cox, Cameron Crabtree, Derek Crislip, Megan Cymanski*, Haley Davis*, Jacquelynne Deuley, Emma Dockery*, Francis Donat, Allison Durham*, Melina Edic*, Jordan  Fabry, Mackenzie Fairfield, Adam Fitzgerald, Dakota Frenz, Taylor Gall*, Alexandrea Geraci, Ambrozia Gopp*, Emily Graves*, Kassandra Gregoire, Morgan Grubaugh, Jessica Hand, Christopher Hausch*, Jessica Hayes, Bethany Head,  Evelyn Head,  Autumn Henwood*, Russell Hilverding*, Catherine Hoover*, Emma Kotkowski*, Cole Kramer, Jacob Krupp*, Karlina  Kubulins, Sydney Kulla, Robert  Leanza, Mia Miller, Callista Mo, Maxwell Nuhfer*, Dominic  Nuti,  Kristin Onders,  Hunter Osborne,  Benjamin Pearce*,  Marissa Perry*,  Michael Picone*,  Faith Pietrocini,  Ashley Prater*,  Colton Rahach,  Katelyn Riley*,  Amber Schauer*,  Michael Snodgrass*,  Christopher Snyder, Blaine Sorrick*, Logan Thut*, Madeline Turner, Cydney Tyrpak, Emily Urban, Emma Urban, James Vaughan*, Emily Walker*, Max Weatherbee, Jessica Weber, Jacob Whitman*, Megan Wilfong, Noah Worron*, Angel  Zeigler, Casey  Zeigler, Randy Zeigler

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Food Donations Wanted

ASAP

First Church of God in Windham is collecting canned good and non-perishable foods for inclusion in food baskets for local families for this Thanksgiving.  If you would like to help with this project to help local families in need this Thanksgiving,  donations may be brought to 9016 N Main St, Windham or by calling 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426.

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Ravenna – The local Home Instead Senior Care® office is offering a unique approach to help Portage County area families manage the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence. Free training for families caring for these older adults is now available through a Family Education Workshop to be held on Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. at 705 Oakwood St., in Ravenna.

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Food Donations Wanted

ASAP

First Church of God in Windham is collecting canned good and non-perishable foods for inclusion in food baskets for local families for this Thanksgiving.  If you would like to help with this project to help locate families in need this Thanksgiving,  donations may be brought to 9016 N Main St, Windham or by calling 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426.

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Food Donations Wanted
ASAP
First Church of God in Windham is collecting canned good and non-perishable foods for inclusion in food baskets for local families for this Thanksgiving.  If you would like to help with this project to help locatl families in need this Thanksgiving,  donations may be brought to 9016 N Main St, Windham or by calling 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426.

Start Something! Big Brothers Needed
What if every child fulfills their potential? Think how amazing that would be. Start something. Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently in need of Big Brother volunteers. We have boys waiting in all parts of the county for someone who wants to spend time with them. Big Brothers & Sisters is not your typical organization, we help children realize their potential & build their futures. Call us today (330) 296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org. All it takes is 12 hours a month and the willingness to Start Something. You’ll be glad you did

Youth Basketball Sign-ups
Register Today
It’s not too late to sign up for Garfield Youth Boy’s Basketall Grades 4-6th. The cost is $40 and you can sign up by emailing Garfield
Head Coach Andy Olesky at: aolesky@jagschools.org or by calling Aaron King at 330-524-2646.

Musical Gifts & Abilities Wanted
Sunday Mornings
If you have musical gifts and abilities and would like to apply those more regularly, First Church of God would like to consider adding you to their worship experience.  They will work with your gifts in the fashion the fits you best.  You can contact the church at 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426.  Worship is held Sundays at 11 am and is general a blended style.

Praise and Worship Service
Saturdays
Southington U.M.C. Praise and Worship Service (Located at the town center on S.R. 305) Saturdays at 7pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Cant make Sunday morning? Try us

“A Muddy Road Taken”
Now-Nov. 10
The Trumbull Art Gallery is proud to present two new exhibits at our gallery in downtown Warren.  The first is “A Muddy Road Taken” by Carolyn Roble.  Roble’s display is a retrospective journey of fourteen years of thought as expressed in ceramic sculptures.  Admission is free.  The Gallery is open Tue-Sat from noon to 4.

God Provides Free Meal
Oct. 26
The Ladies of the Nelson UMC, 9367 St. Rt. 305 in Garrettsville will be making a cauldron of vegetable soup Oct. 26. The menu will also include coleslaw, cake and beverages.

Halloween Reader’s Theater
Oct. 26 & 27
Geauga Lyric Theater Guild presents a Halloween Reader’s theater on Oct. 26 & 27 at 7:00 pm. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven and The Tell-Tale Heart, will all come to life as actors bring a dramatic reading of these spooky tales to the stage. The evening will also include readings from Ray Bradbury, and the cheery witches scene from MacBeth. Earlier in the day on Oct. 27 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. there will be a “Kids Mystery Theater”, perfect for those 12 and under. Children will be able to participate in interactive drama to solve a crime, and then enjoy treats at the end. It will be a wonderful opportunity to introduce children to live theater. This event is $5.00 per child general admission. Reservations appreciated, but not required.

After Dark in the Park
Oct 26 & 27
The event is called “After Dark in the Park Haunted Hayride”. The dates are Oct.26th and 27th from 7 P.M. to 12 A.M. The first hayride each day at 7 is non-scary so that the little kids can enjoy it without being scared by the actors. Admission is $8 per person and all the proceeds go to phase 2 of the Banks Park playground project. It’s held at the LAC ball fields on St. Rt. 82 in Leavittsburg/Braceville (right before St. Rt. 5, coming from Garrettsville/Windham area), Cash and Credit Cards are accepted.

Curtains Up Theatre Auditions
Oct 25 & 27
Auditions for The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre’s Production of “The Dinner Party” are Oct.25 at 7pm and Oct.27th at 1pm. In the James A. Garfield High School, choir room. Please have a monologue ready. We are looking for 3 male and 3 female characters from the age of 20 – 45. We will consider some roles close to those ages also. For more information, Please contact Jackie at rinearson05@frontier.com. Show dates are Jan. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7pm and Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:00 for “The Dinner Party” by Neil Simon. Ticket prices are $10.00 for Adults, $7.00 for children under 7 and seniors, and $5.00 for groups of 15 or more. In the James A. Garfield Iva Walker Auditorium.

Burton Wetlands Hike
Oct 27
Explore trails and pathways of the Burton Wetlands, the largest and one of the most important wetlands of the Lake Erie watershed from 9:00-11:00am. The area provides habitat for bald eagles, river otters, sandhill cranes, and a host of other wildlife. Glacial lakes, bogs, swamp forests, marshland and the old and new Cuyahoga River are all part of this fascinating complex. We will explore several segments of this important wetland complex, including the riparian areas along the Cuyahoga River, upland forests, and a glacial bog lake. Fee: $8 for nonmembers, $5 for members of Friends of the Field Station. Phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.eduto register.

Swiss Steak Dinner
Oct 27
Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Swiss Steak dinner on Oct. 27, from 5-7PM. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $7.00, Children (4 thru 11) $6.00, Children 3 and under are free.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
Oct. 27
There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off of St.Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and will serve until 6:30 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 kids. Takeouts are available. We will also have a bake sale and craft table.

Gallery Talk
Oct 27
Carolyn Roble, noted clay artist, will be giving a gallery talk on her work on Oct. 27 at 1 PM at the Trumbull Art Gallery.  Admission is free.

Cleveland State University Fall Visit Day
Oct. 27
High school and transfer students, and their families, are invited to Cleveland State University to experience the $500-million campus makeover, while learning about freshman scholarships, academic programs, exciting downtown internships, 200+ student organizations and more. 9 AM & 11AM on Oct. 27. Highlights Include: Financial Aid & Academic Information, Student-Led Campus Tours, Meet Admissions and Academic Representatives, CSU Information Fair. This event is free and open to the public. To register visit engagecsu.com or call 216-523-7416.

Turkey Dinner
Oct. 28
The Ladies Guild St. Mary & St. Joseph Church will be having  their Turkey Dinner at St. Mary & St. Joseph Social Hall, 120 Maple Dr., Newton Falls on Oct. 28 from 12-3 pm. Adults $9, Children 5-12 $4, and 5 and under free. Carry out available.

“Young at Art” Exhibition
Oct 28
Meet the Artists from 2  to 4 p.m. at  The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township. At this public art reception, Geauga kids ages 5 to 12 will proudly display one or two pieces each interpreting nature through their own eyes. This is a public reception – to which all artists, parents and teachers are especially invited The West Woods Nature Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

Hanusosky Benefit Brunch
Oct 28
There will be a Benefit Brunch on Sunday Oct 28th from 8am to 1pm at Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market Road; Parkman, OH 44080).  All
you can eat pancakes, sausage and hash browns. Proceeds go toward the Hanusosky family’s medical bills incurred after falling from a tree stand earlier this autumn. Adult $9.  Child $4 (12 and under).  Hosted by NorthEast Community Church of the Nazarene.

Free Movie
Oct 30
Genetic engineering & the secret changes in your food. A guide to the very real dangers GMO foods present to our health. Hiram Christian Church Oct 30 at 7:00pm. (330) 569-3376

Mark Dawidziak Talks Dracula at Reed Memorial Library
Oct. 30
Author Mark Dawidziak will present a Count Dracula program at Reed Memorial Library on Oct. 30, at 7:00 p.m. Dawidziak will discuss Dracula, the current vampire boom and the enduring appeal of the undead. Mark Dawidziak is the author of such vampire-centric books as The Night Stalker Companion and The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Dracula. He also teaches the Vampires on Film and Television course at Kent State University. “Items from the Crypt” will be on display, and the talk will be followed with a Q&A session.

Fruit Sale Begins
Oct. 31
Get ready for some tasty citrus, just in time for the holidays. The Garfield Marching Pride are again selling fresh fruit starting Oct. 31. See any band student or call the music department for ordering information.

Trunks of Treats
Oct. 31
Harvest Point Church, 6100 Tod Ave. (Lordstown Plaza), will again hold their Trunks of Treats in conjunction with Lordstown Trick or Treat on Oct. 31 from 5 – 7 p.m.  For a safe, friendly, fun family time, bring your little ones, big ones, and everyone in between, to Trunks of Treats at Harvest Point Church.

Fall Photo Contest
Thru Nov 1
Dust off the camera and head out to the Hiram College’s James H. Barrow Field Station on Wheeler Rd. to capture an image that just might win you a fabulous prize. Categories include: landscape and flora/fauna. Prizes include a Nikon 8x40mm Action Ultra-Wide-View Binoculars. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station, whose purpose is to promote and support educational programs, conservation efforts and research activities at the Hiram College Field Station. For information and an entry form, phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Pigskin Review
Nov. 2
Just in case you missed a show or would like to hear the music again without the football interruption. The Garfield Marching Pride on Nov. 2 at 7:00 pm will recap all the music from this seasons shows. Please join us for a heart pounding night of entertainment in the Iva Walker Auditorium for this free show.

Murder Mystery Dinner
Nov. 3
Join the Friends if Melana for a “Big Fat Geek Wedding” presented by Garrettsville Curtains Up Theater at the Mantua K of C Hall, 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua. (geek apparel optional) Pre-sale only, tickets are $35. All proceeds go to glioma cancer research. Tickets are available at Huntington Bank, Middlefield Bank, Cal’s, Sky Lane Bowling, Miller’s Restaurant or call Donna Bicker at (216) 210-1677 or Norm Fashing (330) 527-8093. Dinner is catered by Eiseli Catering and consists of Prime rib, chicken piccata, garlic mashed potatoes, seven cheese macaroni, green beans, almandine, salad, appetizers and dessert. The evening also consists of a cash bar, auctions, DJ and dancing and solve “who dunnit”. The event is held in memory of Melena Matson. Please help to let her hope shine on.

Evening of Hope
Nov. 3
Bethel Springs Fellowship will host an Evening of Hope at 6 p.m, Nov. 3. At the Freedom Community Center, 8940 state Route 700, Freedom Township. The evening will feature real people who have found true hope and change in Jesus Christ. Anyone who needs a miracle, prayer or encouragement is invited to attend.For more, visit www.bethelspringsfellowship.org

Chinese Auction
Nov 3
The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be holding its 4th annual Chinese Auction on Nov 3, at the Parkman Community Center located just East of the Parkman Center on State Route 422. Doors open at 3:00pm and the auction starts at 6:00pm. This year “we bundled” and the value of our items is huge. Last year the building was totally jammed, so reservations for this year’s auction are highly recommended. Call (330) 889-9600 and give us your name to guarantee your place at the auction.

19th Annual Labrae Craft Show
Nov. 3
From 10 am-4 pm at Bascom Elementary School; 1015 N. Leavitt Rd, Leavittsburg Ohio, 44430. Email BDantelope@aol.com for more info. Free admission and parking. Over 100 vendors. Homemade food being served all day.

Newton Falls Library Book Sale
Nov. 3
Friends of the Newton Falls Public Library will be having a Book Sale on Nov. 3 from 9am – 4 pm.  Please bring your donations of gently used books, DVDs, and CDs to the library during the week prior to the sale. Proceeds from the sale are used by the Friends to support library programs and activities.

Annual Turkey Dinner
Nov. 3
Pricetown United Methodist Church is holding their annual turkey dinner on Nov. 3. All you can eat buffet. Newton Falls High School (907 Milton Blvd. South) 4-7 pm. Adults $9, Children (5-12) $4, 4 & under free.

Annual Bazaar
Nov. 3
The Women’s group at Portage Faith UMC at 9922 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua invite you to their annual bazaar and country store on Nov. 3 from 9am-3pm. Come purchase homemade crafts, baked goods, vegetable beef soup, quilts and much more. Admission is free. Continental breakfast & light lunch available.

Quilt & Craft Auction
Nov. 3
Experience the excitement of an old-fashioned Amish Quilt and Craft Auction on, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Metzenbaum Center, located at 8200 Cedar Road, in Chesterland.  Early risers may also enjoy a hearty all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, complete with Geauga County’s rich maple syrup from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the school gymnasium.  Admission and parking for the auction are FREE.  The pancake breakfast will cost $7 for adults, $4 for children 3 to 12, and children 2 and under are free, payable at the door. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, please contact Patti Gallagher at (440) 834-9658.

WomenSafe Clam Bake
Nov. 3
On Nov. 3 WomenSafe will be holding its First Annual Clambake at the Ramble Inn, located at 10311 Kinsman Road in Newbury.  Tickets are $35 per person and will consist of one dozen clams, ½ a chicken, sweet potato, corn on the cob, clam chowder, rolls, butter and two drink tickets per person.  Doors open at 4:00 pm and dinner will be served at 5:30 pm.  Side boards, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes will also be part of the day’s event. Only 100 tickets will be sold so reserve your space today.  Tickets for the event can be purchased by calling Annette Phillips at WomenSafe at 440-286-7154 x248. All proceeds generated this day will be to WomenSafe, an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in Northeastern Ohio.   For more information on WomenSafe, contact Annette Phillips at aphillips@womensafe.org

Special Service
Nov. 4
You are invited to visit First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, on Nov. 4 at 11 am for a special service focusing on the upcoming elections.  The worship will be followed by a monthly fellowship time for everyone in attendance, to include a variety of refreshments.

Chinese Auction
Nov 4
The Windham Athletic Boosters Chinese Auction on, Nov. 4th. Doors open at Noon. Drawing at 2:00pm. Held in the Windham High School Gymnasium. Well over 100 items to view! Tickets 4 for $1. Concessions and 50/50 Raffle.

Roast Beef Dinner
Nov. 6
Election day roast beef dinner, Nov. 6 from 4:30-7 pm at the Garrettsville U.M.C. (8223 Park Ave) succulent meatballs and all the trimmings. $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children 6-12, free for preschool children. Carry out available.

Election Day Soup & Bread Meal
Nov. 6
Hiram Christian Church will host the second annual soup, bread and dessert meal on Nov. 6. The meal will be served from 11:30 and 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. It is free, with donations accepted. All members of the community are welcome.  Please join us for a delicious meal, along with a chance to visit with your friends and neighbors

Go Loony
Nov. 8 & 10
Attend “Loons in Lore & Legend on our Lakes” on Nov. 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. to hear Dan share the loon’s life, lore and legend. The West Woods Nature Center is located at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township. Dan will also reveal where and when to see the loon on our local lakes during migration. However, just two days later, he is also taking the community on a field trip during the Loon and Big Bird Lookout on Nov. 10, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., in search of Common Loon, Bald Eagle, Sandhill Crane, Tundra Swans and other waterfowl on the water – a Nature’s Not to Be Missed program this season! For that program, meet up at the boathouse parking area of LaDue Reservoir, east of the intersection of Route 44 and Washington Street (Auburn Corners), then join the carpool to LaDue’s west shore to search. Participants may attend one or both of these programs without registration. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

NGCC Scotch Doubles
Nov 10
SCOTCH DOUBLES  BOWLING!!!!!! Come join us at SKY LANES for an evening of fun.  The cost is $40.00 per couple and this will include bowling, shoes, pizza, soft drinks and beer.  There will be a 50/50 raffle.  ALL proceeds go directly to the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard. The fun begins at 9 pm.

St. Michael’s Day Dinner
Nov. 10
ST. MICHAEL’S DAY DINNER at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 737 Ridge Road, Newton Falls. Nov. 10, from 4 – 7 p.m.  Adults $12.

Craft/ Vendor Show
Nov. 10
Come join us for a craft/vendor show to benefit the Church Mouse & Programs Nov. 10 at the Newton Falls Community Center. 52 E. Quarry St from 10am-4pm. Will also have a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds donated to the Church Mouse.

Crafters & Vendors Needed
Nov. 10
Claridon Girl Scout Troop 1324 is looking for crafters and vendors for its 7th annual Santa Shoppe to be held on Nov 10 from 9a.m. to 3p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 322 and Claridon-Troy Rd. Tables are $20.00 each. For more information and or reservations please call Dolly at 440-635-1173.

Annual 2 Grand Dinner
Nov 10
Mark your calendars for Nov 10 and support your Garfield Marching Pride at our annual 2 Grand Dinner. This year’s event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mantua on State Rt 44 just north of RT 82. Dinner will be provided by Guido’s of Ravenna and there will be a cash bar to quench your thirst.  Tickets are only $40.00 each and can be purchased from any band student or by contacting Judy Huehner @ 330-687-0630. With only 300 tickets available don’t miss out on your chance to win the $2000.00 dollar grand prize or any of the many silent auction items. Help our Pride keep marching!

Guest Minister
Nov. 11
Russ Nottingham a Christian singer, songwriter and musician will be ministering at the First Congregational Church of Freedom on Nov. 11 at 10:30 am. The church is located at St. Rt. 88 & St. Rt. 303 in Freedom Township.

Chili & Soup Dinner
Nov. 11
A.U.C.E. Chili and Soup dinner, free to all veteran’s on Nov. 11 from 4:30-7:30 pm. Call Bo (440) 834—8764 for details.

Presenting of Colors
Nov. 11
Post 459 Color-Guard will present “colors” at the Geauga County Veterans Memorial Site, located on Ravenwood Pkwy., across from UHHS hospital at 2 pm. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for details.
Special Bingo
Nov. 11
St. Michael’s Church, 9736 E. Center St. in Windham. Gift  & bakery raffles. Refreshments available. Sponsored by the Ladies Guild and the Knights of Columbus. Starts at 1:30. No one under 18 permitted.

PCDL Closed
Nov. 12
All offices and branches of Portage County District Library will be closed on Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Nov. 13. Visit www.portagelibrary.org for more information

Senior Bingo
Nov. 12
Senior Bingo will be on Nov. 12 at the Newton Falls Community Center. Free to all seniors. We have 50/50 raffle prize. From 5-7 pm. Come join us and have some fun

Online Shopping Class
Nov. 14
If you are tired of wasting your time and money while driving all over town searching for the perfect gift, enter the world of online shopping at the Burton Public Library.  Online Deals and Steals, a free class for adults, will be held at the library on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.  The class will explore discounted retail sites, auctions, online coupon sites, and free shipping offers.  Please call the Burton Public Library to register:  440-834-4466.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST
Entries Due Nov. 15
For over 20 years, the Burton Public Library has had a Gingerbread House-making contest.  The gingerbread creations are on display in the library from Thanksgiving weekend until Christmas.  The contest has four categories:  Adult, Teen, Child and Special with cash prizes for first and second place in each category.  All of the contest rules and entry forms are available on the library’s website:  www.burton.lib.oh.us   Contest rules and entry forms are also available in the library.  Gingerbread houses are due at the library on, Nov. 15 and will be on display until Dec. 21.  For more information, call the Burton Public Library at 440-834-4466.

Comedian Night
Nov 17
Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre presents their 4th Amateur Comedian Night on Nov 17 at 7:30 pm at Slim and Jumbo’s on Main Street in Garrettsville. The doors open at 7:00 pm. and the audience will pick the winners. Tickets at the door -$10.00.  Includes ticket for raffle. Amateur comedians wishing to participate contact Jackie (rinearson05@frontier.com) for entry instructions. No fee to enter. $175.00 Grand Prize, $75.00 Second Place, $50.00 Third Place.

Elk Foundation Annual Banquet
Nov 17
The Lake Erie Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Foundation (RMEF) is holding its annual fundraising banquet on Nov. 17at St. Denis Party Center, Chardon. The RMEF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the future if wildlife and their habitat. Please contact Ed Jackson (440) 567-0847 or (440) 834-8728 or Eric West (440) 667-6287

12 Gauge Raffle
Nov. 20
Windham American Legion Post 674 S.A.L. Remington 870 Exp. Comb 12 gauge raffle. Ticket price $1 each or 6 for $5. Call (330) 326-3188 or (330) 998-1118. Drawing will be held Nov. 20 at 5pm. Winner need not be present. Be ready for that big buck!

Ravenna Midnight Madness
Nov. 23
Traditionally, many Ravenna merchants will be open very late in the Friday after Thanksgiving, Festivities include Elves Workshop will be open to children’s activities at the Chamber Office (135 E Main) from 6-8. Free horse and buggy rides from 7-9. Ice Carver on the courthouse lawn starting at 8. Carolers will be singing throughout the evening. Merchants will be having their own inside sales to help you with your Christmas shopping list.  For more info call Susie K’s Café & Tea Room (330) 296-3779 or House of Holiday Ornaments (330) 297-6684
Santa Letter Fundraiser
Deadline Dec. 14
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is sponsoring their personal Santa Letter Fundraiser again this year. Order your letters early, to secure your letters. Each letter includes a personalized letter to the child and also an ornament for their tree. The cost is only $9.00 per letter. Cut off for letters is Dec. 14th; all request and monies must be received by midnight on Dec. 14 to be mailed on Dec. 19.No late request will be honored.All letters will be mailed during the week of December 17, 2012.Send a check made payable to Curtains up Theatre to: P.O. Box 541 Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Include the child’s name, address, age and sex

Hiram – Hiram went to the dogs last Saturday as the Police Department held a “Fill a Police Car” Food Drive and Pet Adoption event at the Municipal Building.  Police Chief Ed Samec, the event organizer, invited 16 pet rescue and adoption organizations to join in this community-focused event which also raised food and funds for the 4Cs Food Pantry. Samec, an avid animal lover, states his purpose in creating the event, “There are so many animals that need loving homes, and want to be part of a loving family; I wanted to create an event that offered families and homeless animals an opportunity to begin a lifetime of love.” Samec and his fiancé, both animal advocates, know all about the unconditional love pets bring to a family. Their family unit includes a rescued pit bull and greyhound, several cats and a menagerie of other pets that would make Dr. Doolittle a little jealous. And Chief Samec helped some lucky pets and their new families find it as well, with six adoptions and pending adoptions resulting from the event.

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Hot Stove Board Members Needed
Call Today
The Windham Hot Stove Organization is currently in need of board members.  If you are interested, please contact Christina at 330-274-7136 or Karen at 330-442-3226.

Volunteers Needed
ASAP
Any Adult residents of Windham interested in serving on the Windham Village Park Board please contact Phil Snyder (330) 326-3923 or call Village Offices (330)326-2622 Ext/ 223. Thank you for the consideration.

All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Oct 19
The next Western Reserve Kiwanis All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be Friday, Oct. 19th from 5-7pm in the Hiram College Kennedy Center.  Spaghetti with choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and ice cream, all for $ 6.00 for adults and children 8 and under FREE!  Carry-out available.  There will be a silent auction, as well as a 50/50 raffle.
Our co-host is Friends of the Garrettsville Library.

Annual Baked Chicken Dinner
Oct. 19
Garrettsville Eagles #2705,  on 8149 Water Street Annual Baked Chicken Dinner and  Chinese Auction to benefit the scholarship fund, October 19 at  4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Adults: $9.00, Children: $4.00. Open to public.

Fall Rummage Sale
Oct. 19 & 20
The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, 10692 Freedom St in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual fall rummage sale and bake sale on Oct. 19 from 9am-5pm and Oct 20 from 9am-1pm. Saturday is bag day.

After Dark in the Park
Oct 19, 20, 26 & 27
The event is called “After Dark in the Park Haunted Hayride”. The dates are Oct. 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th from 7 P.M. to 12 A.M. The first hayride each day at 7 is non-scary so that the little kids can enjoy it without being scared by the actors. Admission is $8 per person and all the proceeds go to phase 2 of the Banks Park playground project. It’s held at the LAC ball fields on St. Rt. 82 in Leavittsburg/Braceville (right before St. Rt. 5, coming from Garrettsville/Windham area), Cash and Credit Cards are accepted.

3rd Annual Craft Show
Oct 20
Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St Rt. 225, Diamond, OH 44412 from 10 am– 4 pm.  We’ll have several Chinese Auction baskets compliments of area businesses. We are currently looking for crafters and patrons. If you’d like to display your crafts please go to: www.palmyratownship.com to fill out the registration form, call 330 654-5447 or 330 557-6173 to have one mailed to you, e-mail palmyrafirefliesauxiliary@yahoo.com to have one e-mailed to you or stop by the station Monday – Friday 6 AM – 6 PM.

Pumpkin Painting Party
Oct 20
Optimist Club of Newton Falls 12th annual Pumpkin Painting Party will be Oct 20 at the Newton Falls Community Center on Quarry St.  12pm-2pm. Children 12 & under free (includes lunch), adults $3 donation. Crafts, games, candy and Chinese Auction. Questions call Mary (330) 872-0898

Public Observing Night
Oct. 20
Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will host a public observing night from 8:00 to 10:00 PM seeking out gems of the Milky Way, such as the Ring Nebula – M57 and the Hercules star cluster M13. Viewers will also get a peek at another galaxy –Andromeda– through the impressive Cooley Telescope. 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 to viewing; for updates and more information, see the observatory’s Web site: StephensObservatory.org or “@StephensObs” on Twitter. No reservations are required and there is no admission fee for observatory public nights. Cloudy skies at the starting time cancel the event and, in that case, the observatory will not open. There is no parking at the Observatory. Visitors may park on permissible side streets or in the nearby parking lot of Harrison’s Hideaway Convenience Store, 6821 Wakefield Road, a short distance east of the observatory.

One Room School Exhibit
Oct. 20
The One Room School Exhibit in the Shalersville Historical Society Museum will be open on Oct. 20 from 4:30 until 6:30.  Along with the museum opening, the society will have a Spaghetti Dinner in the Town Hall from 4:30 until 7:00 pm.  A complete dinner with beverages and dessert will be furnished for donations of $8.00 Adult , $7.00 Seniors, $5.00 Kids 6-12 and 5 and under free.  Come one and all, see old friends and maybe make some new ones.

“Being a Champion for God”
Oct. 20
Christian Life Center Men’s Ministry Presents Men’s Advance Conference “Being A Champion For God” Oct. 20. Early registration 8:30am. $15 per person. Guest Speaker: Rev. Mark Biel of Southeastern University and Senior Pastor at Rock of Grace Assembly of God, Kinsman Ohio. Christian Life Center is located on 5931 Rhodes Rd Kent, OH 44240.For more details call, 330-678-9234 or visit our web site at www.clckent.org

NUMC Swiss Steak Dinner
Oct. 20
Fall is here, it’s time for Swiss Steak! The Nelson UMC will be hosting their famous Swiss steak dinner on Oct. 20. The dinner will be served at the Nelson Community House (handicap accessible) on Nelson Circle. Carry out is available. Dinner will be served from 4:30-7:00 pm. the price is $9 for adults and includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. Last one until spring!

9th Annual Apple Butter Fest
Oct. 20
Apple Butter Fest will be held at 942 Gandview Rd in Lake Milton on Oct. 20, all day! There will be live praise music during the day, a bake sale with lots of apple products. Lunch is also available, including hot soup, sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, funnel cakes, plus hot & cold beverages. Apple butter will be for sale at $4 a pint, regular & sugar free. There will also be free flea market space for anyone, just no bake sale or food items, as the church will be selling them.

Swiss Steak Dinner
Oct 20
A Swiss Steak dinner will be held at the First Church of God Family Activity Center, 426 West Broad Street, Newton Falls, Ohio, by the Missions Board, on Oct. 20th, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  The cost is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 children 5 yrs-12 yrs., 4 and under, free.  The menu will be, Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, desserts and beverage.
Spaghetti Dinner
Oct 20
Spaghetti dinner will be held Oct 20 from 4-7pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on St. Rt. 88 in West Farmington with salad, bread and pie. Cost is $7 adults, ages 5-12 $4.50, under 5 is free. Carry-outs available for $7.50.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Oct. 21
Knights Of Columbus Council  #3350. 100 Superior St. Newton Falls 12:00pm-3:00pm at Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall: 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner Includes: Spaghetti & meatballs, salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and dessert. Carry out available. Adults:$7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11),  Children: FREE(5& under)

Gospel Music Concert
Oct 21
Gospel Music Concert–Windham UMC & Nelson UMC. Pastor Dave Ducommon is a member of the Indiana Gospel Music Association and has been the state organization’s vice president since 2003.  He has received numerous awards and will be sharing his music and faith on Oct 21st at 10am during the Windham UMC worship.  He will then provide a concert that evening at 6pm in Nelson Twp. at the Nelson UMC.  Pastor Dave is excited about coming and sharing his music, meeting old friends and making new ones.

Look, Lunch and Listen Features Nature Photography
Oct. 24
Join us on, Oct. 24 for a wonderful photographic journey through the seasons in Northeast Ohio with nature photographer Bruce Mack.  Mack is a well-known local photographer and member of the Cleveland Metroparks Photography Club. Mack not only shares his wonderful photos but also teaches others through local park programs on the finer points of taking photos of nature subjects, especially flowers. Programs begin at Noon in the Eykyn Room. Bring your lunch; coffee will be provided. All welcome. 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.

NF School Board Meeting
Oct. 24
The Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools Board of Education meeting has  rescheduled its regular board meeting to be held on Oct. 24 at 6 pm in the board room located in the Jr. High School; 907 ½ Milton Blvd. in Newton Falls.

Business Networking Group Meeting
Oct 24
On Oct.24, 12:30pm-1:30pm, the Portage Christian Business Networking Group will meet at The Salvation Army in Ravenna, located at 268 W. Main St. The purpose of this group is to create a platform for Christian business professionals to network and encourage one another in the faith. RSVP’S are not required but appreciated and participants are welcome to bring their lunch. For more information, call or text Mike at (330)285-1937 or call the Salvation Army at (330)296-7371.

Evening of Polka
Oct 25
Everyone loves polka!  So come enjoy an evening of polka music at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living on, October 25th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.   Jake Kouwe from The Chardon Polka Band will get toes tapping with his trademark high energy music.  We’ll be enjoying the sounds AND tastes of Oktoberfest with refreshments  including beer (root beer, that is), pretzels and mustard sauce, etc.   Hoping to see you  there! The Pines at Brooks House is located at 18122 Claridon-Troy Rd. (SR 700), Hiram, OH, in Troy Township, about 5 miles north of Hiram OR about 1 mile south of SR 422.   Questions?  Call (440)834-0260, ext. 8, or e-mail your questions to “brookshouseassistedliving@gmail.com”.

Free Meals at RFC
Oct. 25
Can you believe 2012 is almost over!!! We only have 3 more free meals left for the year. The giveaway prize this month is HUGE, USEFUL and FALLISH!!! Join us for food and fun Oct. 25th 5:00 till 6:30.pm. Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio.  See you there.

Curtains Up Theatre Auditions
Oct 25 & 27
Auditions for The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre’s Production of “The Dinner Party” are Oct.25 at 7pm and Oct.27th at 1pm. In the James A. Garfield High School, choir room. Please have a monologue ready. We are looking for 3 male and 3 female characters from the age of 20 – 45. We will consider some roles close to those ages also. For more information, Please contact Jackie at rinearson05@frontier.com. Show dates are Jan. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7pm and Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:00 for “The Dinner Party” by Neil Simon. Ticket prices are $10.00 for Adults, $7.00 for children under 7 and seniors, and $5.00 for groups of 15 or more. In the James A. Garfield Iva Walker Auditorium.

Burton Wetlands Hike
Oct 27
Explore trails and pathways of the Burton Wetlands, the largest and one of the most important wetlands of the Lake Erie watershed from 9:00-11:00am. The area provides habitat for bald eagles, river otters, sandhill cranes, and a host of other wildlife. Glacial lakes, bogs, swamp forests, marshland and the old and new Cuyahoga River are all part of this fascinating complex. We will explore several segments of this important wetland complex, including the riparian areas along the Cuyahoga River, upland forests, and a glacial bog lake. Fee: $8 for nonmembers, $5 for members of Friends of the Field Station. Phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.eduto register.

Swiss Steak Dinner
Oct 27
Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Swiss Steak dinner on Oct. 27, from 5-7PM. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $7.00, Children (4 thru 11) $6.00, Children 3 and under are free.

Haunted Train Ride
Oct. 27
Cuyahoga Valley Haunted Train Ride Climb aboard if you dare for a haunted adventure riding the rails of Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad on, Oct. 27! Learn about the history and haunts of the Cuyahoga Valley. We will stop at several haunted locations so participants can take pictures and make recordings (EVP’s) of ghostly voices from the past. The train boards at the Peninsula Station 5:30 p.m. and will return to the station at approx. 9 p.m. Fee: $46 per person. For more information or to register call Aurora Parks and Recreation at 330-562-4333. Due to the mature theme this program is for Adults Only.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
Oct. 27
There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off of St.Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and will serve until 6:30 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 kids. Takeouts are available. We will also have a bake sale and craft table.

“Young at Art” Exhibition
Oct 28
Meet the Artists from 2  to 4 p.m. at  The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township. At this public art reception, Geauga kids ages 5 to 12 will proudly display one or two pieces each interpreting nature through their own eyes. This ia a public reception – to which all artists, parents and teachers are especially invited The West Woods Nature Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

Free Movie
Oct 30
Genetic engineering & the secret changes in your food. A guide to the very real dangers GMO foods present to our health. Hiram Christian Church Oct 30 at 7:00pm. (330) 569-3376

Newton Falls Cake Walk
Oct. 30
Kiwanis Club of Newton Falls wants to remind all organizations that the Newton Falls Cake Walk is Oct. 30.  Cakes are to be dropped off at 16 West Broad Street, two doors east of Covered Bridge Inn, beginning at 8 a.m.  Each club will be registered for the number of cakes donated.  Proceeds from the cake walk will be donated back to the clubs depending on the number of cakes given. There will be a Halloween Costume Parade Contest at 7 p.m.  Kiwanis is handling prizes for the many community businesses and residents who have contributed them.  The cake walk will begin after prizes are given out.  Questions? Contact Bob Wujcik, Kiwanis president, at 330-872-3854.

Fall Photo Contest
Thru Nov 1
Dust off the camera and head out to the Hiram College’s James H. Barrow Field Station on Wheeler Rd. to capture an image that just might win you a fabulous prize. Categories include: landscape and flora/fauna. Prizes include a Nikon 8x40mm Action Ultra-Wide-View Binoculars. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station, whose purpose is to promote and support educational programs, conservation efforts and research activities at the Hiram College Field Station. For information and an entry form, phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Chinese Auction
Nov 3
The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be holding its 4th annual Chinese Auction on Nov 3, at the Parkman Community Center located just East of the Parkman Center on State Route 422. Doors open at 3:00pm and the auction starts at 6:00pm. This year “we bundled” and the value of our items is huge. Last year the building was totally jammed, so reservations for this year’s auction are highly recommended. Call (330) 889-9600 and give us your name to guarantee your place at the auction.

Murder Mystery Night
Nov 3
Doors Open at 6:00PM.Featuring the Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre Mystery Group. $35.00 Per Ticket. Limited Number of Tickets Available…Pre-Sale Only! Mystery, Dinner, Raffles & Cash Bar “My Big Fat Geek Wedding” Mysstteerry Murrdeerr Niigghhtt. For Tickets Call Donna Bicker at 216-210-1677 or Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093. Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall • 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua. Benefit for Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation.In Memory of Melana Matson, Her Hope Shines On.

Newton Falls Library Book Sale
Nov. 3
Friends of the Newton Falls Public Library will be having a Book Sale on Nov. 3 from 9am – 4 pm.  Please bring your donations of gently used books, DVDs, and CDs to the library during the week prior to the sale. Proceeds from the sale are used by the Friends to support library programs and activities.

Quilt & Craft Auction
Nov. 3
Experience the excitement of an old-fashioned Amish Quilt and Craft Auction on, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Metzenbaum Center, located at 8200 Cedar Road, in Chesterland.  Early risers may also enjoy a hearty all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, complete with Geauga County’s rich maple syrup from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the school gymnasium.  Admission and parking to the auction are FREE.  The pancake breakfast will cost $7 for adults, $4 for children 3 to 12, and children 2 and under are free, payable at the door. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, please contact Patti Gallagher at (440) 834-9658.

19th Annual Labrae Craft Show
Nov. 3
From 10 am-4 pm at Bascom Elementary School; 1015 N. Leavitt Rd, Leavittsburg Ohio, 44430. Email BDantelope@aol.com for more info. Free admission and parking. Over 100 vendors. Homemade food being served all day.

Annual Turkey Dinner
Nov. 3
Pricetown United Methodist Church is holding their annual turkey dinner on Nov. 3. All you can eat buffet. Newton Falls High School (907 Milton Blvd. South) 4-7 pm. Adults $9, Children (5-12) $4, 4 & under free.

Chinese Auction
Nov 4
The Windham Athletic Boosters Chinese Auction on, Nov. 4th. Doors open at Noon. Drawing at 2:00pm. Held in the Windham High School Gymnasium. Well over 100 items to view! Tickets 4 for $1. Concessions and 50/50 Raffle.

NGCC Scotch Doubles
Nov 10
SCOTCH DOUBLES  BOWLING!!!!!! Come join us at SKY LANES for an evening of fun.  The cost is $40.00 per couple and this will include bowling, shoes, pizza, soft drinks and beer.  There will be a 50/50 raffle.  ALL proceeds go directly to the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard. The fun begins at 9:00 pm.

Murder Mystery Dinner “Marriage Can Be Murder”
Nov. 10
Geauga Lyric Theater Guild is proud to announce their 3rd annual Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser “Marriage Can Be Murder” on November 10. To order tickets, email your name and contact info to geaugamurdermystery@gmail.com or call 440-285-7701. Tickets are $45 each/$80 a couple/$400 for a table sponsor that includes 8 event tickets, 8 drink coupons, 16 raffle tickets, an ad in the program, and exclusive participation in the garter/bouquet toss to win a prize! This event is for those 21 years and older please. Deadline to order a ticket is Nov 2nd.

Annual 2 Grand Dinner
Nov 10
Mark your calendars for Nov 10 and support your Garfield Marching Pride at our annual 2 Grand Dinner. This year’s event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mantua on State Rt 44 just north of RT 82. Dinner will be provided by Guido’s of Ravenna and there will be a cash bar to quench your thirst.  Tickets are only $40.00 each and can be purchased from any band student or by contacting Judy Huehner @ 330-687-0630. With only 300 tickets available don’t miss out on your chance to win the $2000.00 dollar grand prize or any of the many silent auction items. Help our Pride keep marching!

Crafters & Vendors Needed
Nov. 10
Claridon Girl Scout Troop 1324 is looking for crafters and vendors for its 7th annual Santa Shoppe to be held on Nov 10 from 9a.m. to 3p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 322 and Claridon-Troy Rd. Tables are $20.00 each. For more information and or reservations please call Dolly at 440-635-1173.

Comedian Night
Nov 17
Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre presents their 4th Amateur Comedian Night on Nov 17 at 7:30 pm at Slim and Jumbo’s on Main Street in Garrettsville. The doors open at 7:00 pm. and the audience will pick the winners. Tickets at the door -$10.00.  Includes ticket for raffle. Amateur Comedians wishing to participate contact Jackie (rinearson05@frontier.com) for entry instructions. No fee to enter. $175.00 Grand Prize, $75.00 Second Place, $50.00 Third Place.

Elk Foundation Annual Banquet
Nov 17
The Lake Erie Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Foundation (RMEF) is holding its annual fundraising banquet on Nov. 17at St. Denis Party Center, Chardon. The RMEF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the future if wildlife and their habitat. Please contact Ed Jackson (440) 567-0847 or (440) 834-8728 or Eric West (440) 667-6287

12 Gauge Raffle
Nov. 20
Windham American Legion Post 674 S.A.L. Remington 870 Exp. Comb 12 gauge raffle. Ticket price $1 each or 6 for $5. Call (330) 326-3188 or (330) 998-1118. Drawing will be held Nov. 20 at 5pm. Winner need not be present. Be ready for that big buck!

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Breakfasts at Post 674
Mondays
American Legion Post 674 will be having breakfast every Monday from 7 am to 11 am
price is $6.00 .  Eggs, biscuits and gravy ,french toast, omlets, pancakes, bacon, sausage. and toast  9960 E Center  St (SR 303) Windham ,Oh

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The dust has not settled for these derby racers as they travel the country pursuing excellence in Soap Box derby racing.  Portage County had 2 rally racers last year, this year there are 8 rally racers pursuing their goal to be the world champ at Derby Downs next year.  There is a rally race almost every week-end, somewhere in the U.S. They have raced in Columbus, Lancaster, Akron, Cleveland Charleston, WV, Owensboro, KY, Dubois, PA. So far these 8 racers have accumulated a grand total of 25 trophies. 

Set amidst the rolling hills of Kirtland, Ohio dozens of tents of varying colors and sizes punctuated the landscape of Holden Arboretum. Housing everything from animal clinics to local business, and t-shirt to novelty vendors, there was truly something for everyone to see and do. After an impassioned blessing of the animals, attendees were invited to pause for a moment of silence in memory of animals who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment; as well as for pets who have recently passed away.
Not even the crisp morning air and intermittent rainstorms could quash the excitement as thousands of dogs, accompanied by their humans, gathered near the starting line of the one-mile dog walk. Leading the pack at this year’s event were Issac and Zoey, who won the honor by participating in Rescue Village’s poetry contest. Throughout the walk, activity stations encouraged walkers to stop and complete various activities with their canine companions.

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Breakfasts at Post 674
Mondays
American Legion Post 674 will be having breakfast every Monday from 7 am to 11 am
price is $6.00 .  Eggs, biscuits and gravy ,french toast, omlets, pancakes, bacon, sausage. and toast  9960 E Center  St (SR 303) Windham ,Oh

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All Marched Out
Call Now
The Marching Pride is  selling the old band uniforms.  If you are a member past, present  or just a fan of the band the cost is $50.00. Please contact Judy Huehner for more information @ 330-687-0630 Grab your piece of history before they are all gone.

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When railroad tracks were laid across the country in the 19th century, transportation flourished. Although many railroad tracks are still being used, many have become obsolete and abandoned eyesores criss-crossing miles of land. However, different organizations, most notably the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, have transformed several abandoned railway corridors into recreational trails and bike routes.

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Madison –  The Winegrowers of the Grand River Valley are pleased to announce their premiere tasting event, “Cask 1012”, on September 15th from Noon-5 p.m.  Join Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards, and St. Joseph Vineyards for this drive yourself tour.  The wine tasting, which includes the limited release of the Cask 1012 red wine, will be paired with food samples to compliment the wine perfectly.  

Freedom Twp. – The Singing Weavers will be ministering at the First Congregational Church of Freedom on September 16 at 10:30am; a covered-dish dinner will follow.
The Singing Weavers is a three-generation family group. They have been traveling and spreading God’s love through music and sharing the gospel for 40 years.
Their ministry started in 1971 with Linda and Verlin Weaver traveling and singing with their children Dennis, Terri and Vickie. In 1985, Dennis married Chris. She has been singing with the family ever since.
Pastor Jim and Janie Melick invite the public to come and join us in an uplifting and joyful service with The Weavers and plan to stay for a delicious covered-dish dinner afterwards.
The church is located at St. Rt. 88 and St. Rt. 303 in Freedom Township

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All Marched Out
Call Now
The Marching Pride is  selling the old band uniforms.  If you are a member past, present  or just a fan of the band the cost is $50.00. Please contact Judy Huehner for more information @ 330-687-0630 Grab your piece of history before they are all gone.

Ravenna Freewill Baptist Church
Visit Now
Looking for a church to worship and praise God? Come and meet everyone at the Ravenna Freewill Baptist Church, 1000 Park Ave. Ravenna. Sunday school 10 am, Morning worship 11 am, and evening worship 6:30 pm.

Hiram Wind Ensemble
Tues & Thurs
The Hiram Wind Ensemble is looking for Brass players. Do you play trumpet, French horn, trombone, or tuba? if so, WE NEED YOU! Haven’t played for a while? we accept students at all ability levels. Community members welcome too. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 5:45pm in Frohring Recital Hall in the music building. We have instruments available for you to use. Email Professor Young if interested @youngke@hiram.edu woodwinds and percussionists are also welcome.

“5th Quarter”
Friday nights
Please join us for the 5th Quarter after EVERY James A. Garfield football game at the Numa Cafe inside the Lifechurch across from JAG High School. Come in to get coffee or hot chocolate and wait for your student to get back from the games in a warm inviting atmosphere. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the GARFIELD MVP CAMERA FUND

Plat Directories
Available now
2012 Geauga County Plat Directories are now available at the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District office!  Long-awaited and hot off the presses, these detailed reference books provide information including properties, ownership and acreage and are available for $30.  For more information or to purchase a plat book, stop by the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District at 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, Ohio 44021 or call 440-834-1122.

Windham Free Community Dinner
Sept 13
A free  community dinner  will be served Sept 13,  at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main St. Windham.  It will feature “Chicken Suzzane.” The dinner will be served  from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., while supply lasts.   All are welcome, bring your friends.  The dinner is provided by the Congregational UCC of Windham.  They are providing free dinners on the second Thursday of each month.  There is a ramp access at the front of the building.  No carry-outs.  For more information call 330-326-3133.

Mantua Story Time
Beginning Sept 13
Story Time for Children ages 2-5 (parents and younger siblings welcome) Beginning Thursday September 13th and each Thursday, unless Crestwood schools are closed. We provide an hour of stories, crafts, music, movement, and social interaction. No need to sign up or register, just come every week.  Mantua Center Christian Church 4118 State Route 82, Mantua (At the corner of S. R. 82 and Mantua Center Road)

Fish Fry
Sept 14
Garrettsville Eagles fish fry. Sept 14 4-7:30. To go orders welcome. (330) 527-2330

Mantua Legion #193 Monthly Soup Supper Rescheduled
Rescheduled for Sept 14
Mantua Legion and Auxiliary #193 has rescheduled its monthly soup supper to Sept 14 at 6:00 pm. The cost for soup, salad and dessert is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Open to public.

Come Fly with Us
Sept 15
Everyone is invited to spend an hour or spend the day on Sept 15th creating memories with family and friends getting back to basics with some kite flying!  Members of the O.S.E.K. (Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites) will be at Overlook Park, St. Rt. 168, Parkman from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.with their specialty kites and a Make It-Take It workshop for the kids.  Parkman Boy Scout Troop 76 will have refreshments for sale throughout the day.  We’ll have sprint races for all ages, a patriotic fly at noon and our DJ will be there with some fun tunes for all to enjoy.

Marching Pride On-the-road
Sept 15 & 22
The Marching Pride will be taking the show on the road over the next few weeks. The next show is September 15 when the Pride will attend the University of Akron Band Day where the Pride will march with Akron Zips band at halftime. The third show is on September 22 at 7 pm at Aurora. Come out and cheer on your MARCHING PRIDE!

Rusyn Day Picnic
Sept 15
The Cleveland Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society is sponsoring its 8th annual Rusyn Day Picnic, or Vatra, on Sept.15 from Noon to 8 pm. There will be ethnic food, music, folk dancing, genealogy and sales. It will be held at the Shrine of Mariapoch, 17486 Mumford Road, Burton which is north of Route 422. It will be held rain or shine and there is free admission. All are welcome. For more info, call Bonnie at (440) 729-2045 or Jim at (330) 544-0107.

DTJ Clambake
Sept 16
Serving 1-3 pm by reservation only $25 per bake, extra clams $8 per dozen. Hot dogs, chips and pop available for children for $3.50. Czech beer is available at the bar. For reservations call Bruce (440) 543-8494

Sandy Glass in Concert
Sept. 16
You are cordially invited to join us a the Nelson UMC, Sept. 16 to experience the gospel music of Sandy Glass. The church is located on Nelson Circle, 9367 St. Rt. 305 in Garrettsville. The concert will be held 8am-10:30am. Come one and all to hear the message through music.

Contra Dance
Sept 17
Chagrin Falls Contra Dance. September 17th at the Chagrin Falls
Township Hall (83 North Main Street).  A lively and lovely dance to folk music.  Live music performed. Lesson at 7:30pm.  Dance 8-10:30pm.  Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

Loaves and Fishes Dinner
Sept 18
Covenant Bible Fellowship (8146 High St., Garrettsville) invites you to share in our Loaves and Fishes Dinner on Sept. 18 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The menu will be Sausage Sandwiches, French Fries, Corn on the Cob and Jell-O. There are no income restrictions. If you should have any further questions, please contact our office at 330.527.4205. We look forward to serving you!

Rummage & Bake Sale
Sept 19
The Southington UMC Day Circle, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington will be having a rummage & bake sale Sept 19 from 9am-4pm. Lunch of homemade soup, sandwiches, drinks and desserts will be served. Carry outs available. Bag date will be Sept 20 from 9am-11am.

Monthly Meeting
Sept 20
The retirees of Local 2243 U.S.W.A. Copperweld Sreel Co. will have their regular monthly meeting on Sept 20 at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall, 684 North Park Ave. in Warren.

Parkman Schools
Sept 20
Parkman Historical Society presents Parkman Schools from the years 1901 to 1914 Sept. 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community House on St. Rt. 422 in Parkman, Ohio

Southern Gospel Concert
Sept 21
Down Home Gospel Presents Southern Gospel Concert at Akron Free Will Baptist 1802 Eastwood Ave Akron, Ohio. 7:00pm – 9:00pm Sept 21.  Doors open 6:15pm. Host Group: Down Home Gospel Q.T. / Akron, OH. Guest Group: Road Less Traveled. / West Hamlin, WV. & Church Talent. Love offering will be taken! For more information call 330 256 3114

Hot Dog Buffet
Sept 21
Join us September 21st from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm for a HOT DOG
BUFFET!  With over a dozen dog toppings, baked beans and potato salad, it’s a perfect way to kick off football night or celebrate after the game!  Kids $2.50; Adults $5.00 or All You Can Eat for only $8.00.  Carry out available too.  Help us raise money for the Security Camera project at JA Garfield, the 2013 Scholarship Fund, and more. Join us at Life Church AG, 10280 State Route 88, Garrettsville, OH (across from JAG High School).

Firehouse BBQ Chicken Dinner
Sept 22
Firehouse BBQ Chicken Dinner will be held Sept 22 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Middlefield UMC. Menu includes ½ grilled chicken basted with fireman’s famous recipe sauce, red skin potatoes, baked beans, salad bar, dessert and beverages. Tickets at the door $12. Children 7 & under eat free with a hot dog meal. The church is located at 14999 South State Ave Middlefield. For more info call (440) 632-0480

Special Service
Sept 22
The Rev. Samuel Goebel will minister at special services at the Freedom Community Center, 8940 state Route 700, Freedom Township. The services will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22, and 11 a.m. & Sept. 23. Goebel, the former pastor of the Family of Jesus Fellowship in Ravenna, will preach the uncompromising truth of God’s Word. For more, visit www.bethelspringsfellowship.org

Equinox Program
Sept 22
Autumn has slowly been painting her way across Northeast Ohio, but the first day of fall isn’t officially recognized until the Autumn Equinox of September 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Observatory Park, 10610 Clay Street, Montville Township. Registration is not required for this program, which is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 22
Spaghetti Dinner including salad, bread, beverage, and dessert.Sept.22 from 4-6 pm. At Newton Falls United Methodist Church: 336 Ridge Road. Cost:  Free Will Donation

Community Day
Sept. 22
Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 14780 Mayfield Rd, E. Claridon. From 2-7pm, enjoy a picnic dinner, free entertainment for all ages, worship 101, Raffles, corn hole tournament, bounce house and slide, sumo suits, Velcro wall, guessing games and pie auction. Call (440) 635-4744 for more details

Gospel Fest
Sept. 23
The Christian Life Center will host a Gospel Fest on September 23, 2012 at 3:30pm. The church is located at 5931 Rhodes Road Kent. (Church behind Gabriel Brothers) Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The Gospel Fest will showcase several local groups.  Interested groups can call the church for an application.  The Gospel Fest is free and open to the public, although a freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church invites the community to “come out and enjoy some good Gospel music and fellowship.” For more information, please contact CLC Church Administrator, Deborah Sunderland at clckent@yahoo.com or call the church office at 330-678-9234. The church office hours; Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM.

Basket-Making Event
Sept 24
N. Bloomfield Historical Society is hosting a basket-making event on Sept 24 from 5-8pm. In the town hall on the common at the intersection of SR 45 & 87. Participants will make a jelly basket with handle in walnut color. $20 per person. RSVP by Sept 19. Kathy (440) 685-4425 or Liz (440) 685-4582 for reservations.

Hubs Square Dance Class
Sept 24
Fun + Friendship + Fitness!  That’s Western-Style Square Dancing. The Hubs Square Dance Club is now accepting reservations for new dancers.  Beginner Dances, with the first night free, will begin on Sept. 24 at Bainbridge Community Church, Rt 306, just south of Rt. 422 from 7 to 9:30 pm. We’ve been dancing since 1970 and invite all ages to participate in square dancing. Get out of the Rut! To register or for more information  call 330-562-8719 or 330-842-1171.

Fall Fish Sale
Sept. 24
The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Fall Fish Sale is right around the corner!  We are currently taking orders for fingerling-size largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill/sunfish mix, minnows, white amurs, and yellow perch.  The Fish Sale will be held on Sept. 25 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Sept. 24th.  Please visit the district website at www.geaugaswcd.com or call (440) 834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.

Getting Ahead Workshop
Starting Sept 25
Getting Ahead is a 10-week workshop series where participants work in groups to examine the impact of poverty on themselves and their communities and to explore the world through the lens of economic class. This class is ideal both for individuals who are working to transition from poverty to self-stability or middle-class individuals that want to better serve their community. Class runs 5:30pm-8:00pm, every Tuesday starting Sept. 25, at The Salvation Army in Ravenna, located at 268 W. Main St. For more information call (330)296-7371 or visit www.empowerportage.com.

Networking Group
Sept 26
On September 26, noon-1pm, the Portage Christian Business Networking Group will meet for the first time at The Salvation Army in Ravenna, located at 268 W. Main St. The purpose of this group is to create a platform for Christian business professionals to network and encourage one another in the faith. RSVP’S are not required but appreciated and participants are welcome to bring their lunch. For more information, call or text Mike at (330)285-1937 or call the Salvation Army at (330)296-7371

Free Community Dinner
Sept 27
QUESTION: Who has the best food, a free drawing, music and a fun family evening for FREE? ANSWER: The Free Community Dinner at the Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio, Sept 27th. Time is 5-6:30 pm.

Girls Youth Basketball
Sept 28
Registration for Girls Youth Basketball is held through September 28.  Teams will be formed by the following grades: 1-3, 4-6 (depending upon sign-ups).  Practices and games are held at various schools in Ravenna.  Practices will begin in late October; games are held November to January.  Ravenna city taxpayer fee is $40; non-city taxpayer fee is $48.  For information & registration stop in at Ravenna Parks & Recreation Department at 530 North Freedom St., or call (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 pm.

Inspired by Nature” Necklace Workshop
Sept. 28
Come to the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Rt. 87), Newbury/Russell Townships from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept 28. A fee of $12 covers materials and instruction; however, if you have clay tools and ceramic tile on which to work, please bring them. Registration is required at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516 for this program, which is suitable for those age 10 or older and wheelchair/stroller accessible.

NGCC Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 29
Please join the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard for an All- You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction on Saturday, September 29th.  Dinner will be served from 4:00-7:00pm at the Nelson Community House.  The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, homemade rolls, dessert and beverage.  The admission price includes 1 free ticket for the Chinese Auction.  The cost is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 3-12 years old and children under 3 years old eat free.  All proceeds to benefit the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard to further our mission to “Shut The Door On Hunger” in our community.

Youth Sportsfest
Sept 29
The Trumbull County 4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers Club will host a free NRA Youth Sportsfest on Sept. 29 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Fish & Game Club of Vienna on SR 193 across from the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport.  The purpose of this event is to teach basic gun & archery safety, demystify firearms by providing hands-on experience, and provide an enjoyable learning experience to all youth ages 9 to 18 years old.  Pre-registration before SEPTEMBER 24 is required at (330) 898-4486 or email at larrybeard@aol.com.  Parents must sign a release.  No guns owned by the participants are to be brought to this event!!

“Living well with Fibromyalgia”
Sept 29
A free forum, “Living Well With Fibromyalgia,” co-sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and UH Geauga Medical Center, will offer more information about fibromyalgia while exploring management strategies and treatment options. The forum will be held, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Sisters of Notre Dame Auditorium, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon, a continental breakfast will be available. Parking is in two adjacent lots and some walking is required. Pre-registration is required due to limited space. Register online at http://chardonfibroforum.kintera.org OR call 800-245-2275, ext. 6437.

Craft Show
Sept 29
The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Ravenna is hosting their annual craft show on Saturday, September 29, from 9 am to 3 pm at 420 S. Prospect St in Ravenna.    There will be a variety of vendors attending with soaps, jewelry, quilts, Avon, Tupperware, gift boxes, and many other types of crafts all at reasonable prices.   There will be a bake sale and a lunch counter that will offer delicious food items for lunch and snacking.     A raffle will be held with gifts donated by all the vendors at 2:45 pm.  The tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5.

Nature Break: Women’s Retreat
Sept. 29
A Women’s Retreat will be held on Sept 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bass Lake Preserve Lodge, 11445 Lakeview Drive, Munson Township
During the retreat, find sessions in canoeing on Bass Lake, yoga in a natural setting, geocaching and art with recycled materials. Bring a matt for yoga, too. Registration and a fee of $6 are required at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516 for this program, which is suitable for adult women and partially wheelchair accessible, as some activities may be off trail. Lunch will be provided by Zeppe’s Tavern & Pizzeria.

VFW Huge Rummage Sale
Sept. 29
9:00 am – 4:00 pm VFW Post 1055, Ravenna; 6000 New Milford Road.  Household Items, Hunting/Fishing/Camping Gear, Tools/Cake Decorating Supplies, You Name It, We’ll Have It! Lunch and homemade baked goods available. Want to rent a table? Hurry they go fast! Call (330) 931-8910

Chicken Roast
Sept 29
Windham American Legion Post 674 S.A.L. Chicken Roasts will be Sept 8 & 29 from 3-8 pm. $8 per chicken. Side dishes are available from the Lady’s Auxiliary.

Burton Art Show
Entry Date: Oct. 1
The Friends of the Burton Public Library are looking for entries for the 2012 Burton Art Show to be held October 9-14 at the Burton Public Library, Burton, Ohio. Entry Date Oct. 1, 6-8p.m.at the Burton Public Library. FEES:  $5.00 (nonrefundable) per item entered; maximum of 3 items per artist  Artists (16 yrs. & older) that live, work, or attend school in Geauga or Lake counties are invited to submit their work.  Entry forms are available at all public libraries in Geauga and Lake Counties and also online at www.burton.lib.oh.us.  For more information call Kathy Schaefer at 440-834-4466.

Harvest Moon Pig Roast and Chinese Auction
Oct .6
Event will be held at the Nelson Community Center on Oct 6, from 2-6 pm. Admission is a family-sized covered dish or donation of $7 per person. Contact Terry Allen (330) 527-4645 or go to pixleypark.org for more info.

Master Gardeners Volunteers
Oct. 6
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. this is the time to buy and plant bulbs.  Master Gardener Casey Judd will discuss bulbs that bloom in each season. Light refreshments and handouts included in $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register. Class will be held at the  Patterson Center on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, OH 44021.

Tickled Pink Shopping Extravaganza
Oct. 6
Fall is in the air and that means that the holiday season can’t be far behind!  Get a jump on your holiday gift shopping at the Friends of WomenSafe Tickled Pink Shopping Extravaganza.  For the low admission price of $1.00 (children under 12 free) on October 6, 2012. You’ll have the chance to win great items at the Chinese Auction or cash from the 50/50 Raffle!  The Coffee Corner in Burton will be serving reasonably priced sandwiches, cookies and beverages.  Shopping hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kent State University Geauga Campus, 14111 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton.  Although space is limited, there is still room available for vendors.  Call Amanda at #440-413-6637 for more information. Proceeds from this event go to support the important work of WomenSafe, which has been serving families throughout Northeast Ohio for over 30 years.  Friends of WomenSafe, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with the sole mission of generating unrestricted funds for WomenSafe, is proud to host this exciting sale.

Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 6 & 7
We would like to invite you to attend our country festival. We are located in Huntsburg, Ohio in Geauga County at the intersections of State Routes 322 & 528. We are celebrating our 43rd year.There is no entrance fee and all of our contests, entertainment and attractions are free.  We offer free parking and a free shuttle service from the parking areas to the Festival grounds 10:00 am till 6:00 pm

Oktoberfest/Polka Mass
Oct. 7
Mass will be held at noon. Dinner, dance and family fun will be at 1:30pm. Dinner reservations required. Tickets on sale thru 9/30 after mass. Dinner dance $10, takeout dinners $8, kids meal $5. For reservations call DeAnna (440) 758-2028 or Karen (440) 233-4700. St. Edward Church-Parkman. No reservations needed for mass

3rd Annual Craft Show
Oct 20
Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St Rt. 225, Diamond, OH 44412 from 10 am– 4 pm.  We’ll have several Chinese Auction baskets compliments of area businesses. We are currently looking for crafters and patrons. If you’d like to display your crafts please go to: www.palmyratownship.com to fill out the registration form, call 330 654-5447 or 330 557-6173 to have one mailed to you, e-mail palmyrafirefliesauxiliary@yahoo.com to have one e-mailed to you or stop by the station Monday – Friday 6 AM – 6 PM.
Vendors Needed
Oct 13
The annual Fall Bazaar will be held at Burton Congregational Church from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 13.  Craft vendors are welcome to reserve a table.  The cost is $20.  To reserve a table, call Kathy Uncapher at 440-834-1172.  The church is also accepting rummage sale items (no clothing), which may be dropped off at the church from 9 until noon on Mondays through Thursdays or on Sunday mornings.   Donations of crafts of any kind may also be dropped off at the church at these times.  Donations of baked goods may be brought to the church on October 12 or 13.   The Burton Congregational Church is located at 14558 W. Park Street in Burton Village.  The church phone number is 440-834-4495

64th Annual Apple Butter Festival
Oct. 13 & 14
The 64th Annual Apple Butter Festival comes to Century Village Museum Oct. 13 and 14. This year, for the first time, fans of this Geauga County tradition will be able to compete for the titles of festival King and Queen. The 2012 Apple Butter Festival is sponsored in part by Geauga Bow. Hours for the festival are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12. Festival organizers are still looking for volunteer stirrers. Anyone interested in helping should contact the Geauga County Historical Society office at 440-834-1492.

Murder Mystery Night
Nov 3
Doors Open at 6:00PM.Featuring the Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre Mystery Group. $35.00 Per Ticket. Limited Number of Tickets Available…Pre-Sale Only! Mystery, Dinner, Raffles & Cash Bar “My Big Fat Geek Wedding” Mysstteerry Murrdeerr Niigghhtt. For Tickets Call Donna Bicker at 216-210-1677 or Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093. Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall • 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua. Benefit for Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation.In Memory of Melana Matson, Her Hope Shines On.

Murder Mystery Dinner “Marriage Can Be Murder”
Nov. 10
Geauga Lyric Theater Guild is proud to announce their 3rd annual Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser “Marriage Can Be Murder” on November 10. To order tickets, email your name and contact info to geaugamurdermystery@gmail.com or call 440-285-7701. Tickets are $45 each/$80 a couple/$400 for a table sponsor that includes 8 event tickets, 8 drink coupons, 16 raffle tickets, an ad in the program, and exclusive participation in the garter/bouquet toss to win a prize! This event is for those 21 years and older please. Deadline to order a ticket is Nov 2nd.

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New Classes At GLTG

Registering Now

Geauga Lyric Theater Guild. In the after-school class “Ipaint” and  “American Tall Tales” as well as Over 20 Classes in the arts for youth through adults are being presented this season. For a full listing go to www.geaugatheater.org, or call the business office at 440-285-7701. Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water Street in Chardon, and the Arts Center is across the street at 106 Water Street.

 

Newton Falls Season Passes

On Sale Now

Tickets are on sale at the Superintendent’s Office, located at 909½ Milton Blvd., for the upcoming Newton Falls Tiger Football Season from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The cost for reserved season passes for 5 home games is $40.00.  Also available, are 10-game passes for adults for $50.00, and student 10-game passes for $30.00.  These 10-game passes are good for any varsity event, i.e., volleyball, soccer, football, basketball or track. Family passes are also available.

 

All Marched Out

Call Now

The Marching Pride are selling the old band uniforms.  If you are a member past, present  or just a fan of the band the cost is $50.00. Please contact Judy Huehner for more information @ 330-687-0630 Grab your piece of history before they are all gone.

Windham –   Support for the Windham school children was overwhelming this past Sunday, as for the second year in a row the Windham Post of the American Legion and Windham Police joined together to help those in need, bringing together those in the community who gave monetary donations and those who donated school supplies.  Chief Gene Fixler of Windham Police estimated that this year more than twice the amount of school supplies had been donated, and the cruiser was virtually filled front to back. All proceeds from the sale of breakfasts prepared by the American Legion Post 674 Ladies Auxiliary members was also donated.  Legion Commander Jim Pace and 1st Vice Commander Paul Fitzgerald were instrumental with the Chief in helping to plan the event, which in which a total of $505 in cash was collected to be presented to Windham Schools along with the huge amount of school supplies collected, which will be distributed by the schools to those in need.  Chief Fixler stated “I am proud of our community for their generous support to our children. This is one of many reasons that Windham is a wonderful place to live”.

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Geauga County – Enjoy the beauty of a Geauga County autumn as you participate in Geauga County Tourism’s Annual Fall Scavenger Hunt August 29 through September 29.This fun activity leads you to explore ten locations within the county to answer questions on a Scavenger Hunt sheet. The “hunt” is great fun for all ages and can be done in one day, or over several days. All of the locations are local businesses with various hours, so it’s best to check hours before planning your route.  The questions can be answered by simply visiting each stop and enjoying some of our great small businesses.

Garrettsville – The Fourth Annual SkyLane’s Youth Bowling Camp was held last week at SkyLane Bowling Alley in Garrettsville.  Over 35 kids participated in the 3-day camp which included instruction on the basic fundamentals of bowling.  The camp was a “tremendous success” said Youth Coordinator Ken Brigham.  Each camper received over 12 hours of instruction and had a lot of Fun in the process.

SkyLanes will be having sign-ups for Saturday morning Youth Leagues this Saturday from 9:00am to Noon.  Free bowling will also be offered from 9:00am to noon for everyone.  Please call the alley for lane reservations at (330)527-9999.

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Kent — CARF International announced that Townhall II has been accredited for a period of three years for its Horizon House women’s residential treatment program, Outpatient substance abuse/addiction treatment services for adolescents and adults, adult Intensive Outpatient treatment program, outpatient mental health counseling services for adults, and substance abuse prevention/diversion programs for children and adolescents.  The latest accreditation is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Townhall II.

Garrettsville – As some of you know, Bob and Lisa Schwan will no longer manage the G-plex. However, there is good news! The G-plex will remain a sports complex and will be managed by Ed Carpenter of Aurora and his son, Matt. The new team will continue with many of the same programs as previously held at the facility. A soccer program will begin in the fall, as well as softball and baseball instruction. A training room will be added, and other improvements are being made. For updated opening information and start-up dates, call the G-plex at (330) 527-9000, or just stop by to meet the new managers. Let’s welcome the Carpenters to Garrettsville and to the G-plex. 

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The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association awarded three $1,500 grants to deserving college seniors at their August 7th picnic supper at Observatory Park in Montville, Ohio.  The three recipients were Emily Stiftar, a graduate of Newbury High School and education major at Ohio Wesleyan, Kristin Habe, a graduate of Chardon High School and Lake Erie College who now attends Notre Dame majoring in education, and Jasmine Nelson, a graduate of Berkshire High School who now attends Kent State University majoring in Education.

Hiram – There is no more recurrent and pervasive problem in the world than food and world hunger, and the entire campus of Hiram College will be focusing on it this school year with a series of public events, and focused learning opportunities.

In the 2012-13 school year more than a dozen major events and seventeen courses across many academic disciplines will explore this year’s “Food and Hunger” theme at Hiram. Each year since 2006, Hiram’s Center for Engaged Ethics has selected a theme around which the campus and community do common reading linked to academic coursework and lectures by scholars and experts about an “urgent challenge of the day.”  Past themes have included war, civility, and sustainability.

See something you’ll never forget, then notice it for years to come – guaranteed!

Witness the annual phenomenon of hundreds of chimney swifts swirling tornado-like and then plummeting into an old chimney en route to South America – an unforgettable spectacle by all accounts.

The Bird Tornado Strikes Again will be presented on Wednesday, September 5th at the Chardon Square Gazebo  and on September 12th at the Burton Square Gazebo.  Both programs will take place  from  7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

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New Classes At GLTG

Registering Now

Geauga Lyric Theater Guild. In the after-school class “Ipaint” and  “American Tall Tales” as well as Over 20 Classes in the arts for youth through adults are being presented this season. For a full listing go to www.geaugatheater.org, or call the business office at 440-285-7701. Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water Street in Chardon, and the Arts Center is across the street at 106 Water Street.

 

Newton Falls Season Passes

On Sale Now

Tickets are on sale at the Superintendent’s Office, located at 909½ Milton Blvd., for the upcoming Newton Falls Tiger Football Season from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The cost for reserved season passes for 5 home games is $40.00.  Also available, are 10-game passes for adults for $50.00, and student 10-game passes for $30.00.  These 10-game passes are good for any varsity event, i.e., volleyball, soccer, football, basketball or track. Family passes are also available.

School Supply Collection

Donate Now

First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, is currently collecting school supplies to distribute to Windham school students.  All donations are being accepted at the church or by any member.  Suggestions include: paper, pens, pencils, pen & pencil refills, markers, highlighters, money (we’ll do the shopping for you), markers, crayons, notebooks, shoes, report covers, etc.  The collection will run through the end of Aug and the distribution will be handled in conjunction with the Windham schools.  If interested call 330-326-2293 or 330 671-1426.

 

James A. Garfield Class of 1987

Save This Date!

Plans are under way for a casual 25th class reunion.  Keep September 29th open on your calendars and start looking for your 80’s fashion!!  Questions or wanting to help “the cause”, call one of the following:  Michele (Miller) Blair 330.979.9384, Kim (Raab) Curry 330.527.2186, Aaron King 330.524.2646 or Kim (Knerem) Bass 330.527.0278

 

3rd Annual Rib Dinner

Fridays in Aug.

The Mantua council of the Knights of Columbus will host their 3rd annual Rib Dinner Fridays during August 2012.  Delicious, slow-cooked St. Louis Style Rib Dinners will be offered for carryout or you are welcome to picnic on our lawn. Regular Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Baked Potato, Cole slaw, Baked Beans and Corn on the Cob for $12.50 each.  Light Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Cole slaw and baked beans for $11.00 each.  Extra Cob Corn, Baked Potatoes and Bottled Water will also be available $1.00 each. Come on out and enjoy our most delicious rib dinners between 4-7PM on Fridays August 3, 10, 17 & 24th.  Mantua K of C is located on State Route 44 just north of Route 82 in Mantua, Ohio. We have a beautiful country setting, perfect for lawn style picnics.  So pack your blanket, bring your own beverage, play some games and enjoy a delicious rib dinner. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Dance Lesson Registration

Through Sept 4

Ravenna Parks and Recreation is registering for Ballet & Tap lessons for children 6 and up,  baton lessons for children ages 4 through 18 years old, Hip Hop dance lessons for children Grades 1st through 12th grade, Pre-Dance lessons for children 3 to 5 years old Registration and payment in person during registration through September 4.  Enrollments are taken only during the fall of 2012.  For more info contact Ravenna Rec at (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.  Office located at 530 N. Freedom Street, Ravenna.

 

Community Appreciation Night At Burton Public Library

Aug 23

The community is cordially invited to Burton Public Library’s “Community Appreciation Night” on August 23 at 7:00 p.m. In addition to the free concert, the library along with the Burton Historic District Association is proud to host the release of the “Burton, Ohio” book by Arcadia Publishing. Please join us for a fun evening.Library is located at 14588 W. Park Street, on the square in Burton Village 440-834-4466.

 

Free Meal

Aug 24

The Nelson UMC will be hosting a free meal Friday Aug 24 from 4-6 pm. The menu includes cabbage casserole, carrots, cake and beverages. Any questions call (330) 527-2268

 

Bat Program

Aug. 24

A bat program will be presented on Aug. 24, 8:00 p.m. at Buchert Park, 4808 High St., Mantua Village.  Biologists from Davey Resource Group will net bats to observe up close, then  learn about their habits, ecosystem benefits and the threats they face. For more information, contact the Portage Park District at 330-297-7728

 

Renaissance Family Center Party

Aug 24

There is a party at the Renaissance Family Center for Social Security and Medicare and you are invited to share in the free refreshments.  So join us Aug 24th 10-2 pm.  There will be information and displays and much more. Join us you won’t you?

 

Middlefield Chamber Golf Outing

Aug 24

The First Annual Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing at Grandview Golf Course in Middlefield. Scramble, contests, lunch, dinner, prizes.  Register to golf as individual or team at 440-632-5705. All proceeds got to purchase security equipment for Cardinal Local School

 

3rd annual Memorial Music Festival

Aug 25 

Event will be held at the Nelson Ledge Estates Pavillion on Aug 25. Come and enjoy a day of music, food and memories. Donations gratefully accepted. Bring a picture of your loved one to place on the memorial wall. Questions call Ron (330) 527-4411 or Betsy (440) 548-2226

 

Benefit for Emme-Kate Greenwell

Aug 25

Benefit will be held on Aug 25 at The Big Dog, 432 Highland Ave. in Ravenna. Activities including; corn hole, bake sale, DJ, 50/50 raffle, face painting, kids games, and much more, starts at 2:00pm. Rigatoni dinner starts at 4:00pm and cost $6.50 per person. Emme-Kate suffered a severe stroke and is still hospitalized. The proceeds from this benefit is to help her family with medical expenses.

 

Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner

Aug. 25

The Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on Aug. 25th from 4:00 to 7:30 pm. Dinners include choice of baked potato or french fries, green beans, salad and  roll. Cost is $12.00 for steak or $8.00 for chicken. Open to the public.

 

TEXAS Hold-em Tournament

Aug. 25

American Legion Post #674 is holding a Texas-Hold em tournament on Aug. 25. 80% payout scholarship fund. Sign-up 2:00pm start play at 4:00pm. Free food for players. (330) 326-3188 or (330) 235-3387

 

Public Observing Night

Aug. 25

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will host a public observing night from 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM, weather permitting. The Moon will be the focus of attention for the night and, if conditions allow, other celestial objects will also be viewed through the century-old Cooley Telescope. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. For updates and more information, see the observatory’s Web site: StephensObservatory.org or “@StephensObs” on Twitter

 

Revival in Freedom

Aug 26

If you’ve never experienced the power or love of God come visit us on Aug 26,  6pm, at the Freedom Prayer Room, Also, powerful prophetic worship you don’t want to miss. The Freedom Prayer Room is located at 7845 State Route 303, Windham, OH, 44288. For more information, please email us at info@freedomprayerroom.com.

 

Meet the Artists

Aug 26

From 2-4 pm on Aug 26 at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Rd, Russell Township. Meet the artists behind the Nature of Metal Community Art Exhibition and view nature-inspired entries crafted from ferrous and non-ferrous metals, on display through October, complete with live music by the University of Akron Steel Drum Band.

 

Line Dance Lessons

Aug 27

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering line dance lessons.  Come join with your friends to learn classic and new line dances and improve your health at the same time.  The lessons are held at John Tontimonia City Park Tower Lodge on Tuesdays.  Cost is $55 for city taxpayers or $60 for non-city taxpayers.  Min 15 and max 30. Deadline to register is Aug 27 or until filled. Call (330) 296-2864 for more information

 

Stuff the Bus

Aug 27

Mantua American Legion Post #193 is holding Stuff the Bus school supply drive on Aug. 27 from 5:30-7:30 at Crestwood Primary School and Crestwood Intermediate School.

 

Crescendo Club Fundraiser

Aug. 28

The Newton Falls Crescendo Club (Boosters for the Newton Falls School Band) is pleased to offer Savory Foods COOKIE DOUGH, GOURMET POPCORN AND LAVA-LICIOUS CAKES for our current fundraiser.  Our final date for all orders is Tuesday, August 28th and delivery date will be September 18 – just in time for your fall baking.  Ask any band member to order, or call Laura at 872-1647 or Bobbi at 872-7394.  Thanks for all your support!

 

Free Community Dinner

Aug. 28

Free community dinner will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. on August 28th.  While supplies last. No take outs. Windham American Legion,9960 Center Street. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by: St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach Warren, Ohio

 

Geauga Park District at The Great Geauga County Fair

Aug 30 thru Sept. 3

Since 1996, the Park District’s open wood building has given fairgoers a taste of what their local park has to offer. This year’s interactive display showcase Ohio’ only designated International Dark Sky Park, the new Observatory Park in Montville Township. Natural Resources Area, Geauga County Fairgrounds, 14373 North Cheshire Street in Burton.

 

PCDL Closed for Labor Day

Sept 3

All branches and offices of Portage County District Library will be closed Sept.3, in observance of Labor Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Visit us online at www.portagelibrary.org for information about library programs and services. Find us on Facebook.

 

Geauga County Dog Shelter Reunion

RSVP by Sept 4

Adoption reunion Sept 8 from noon-5:00pm. $20 per family. At Camp Chickagami Route168. Cost is $20 per family. RSVP / more information call 440-286-8135.

 

New Hours At Burton Public Library

Beginning Sept 4

The library will be open longer hours on Fridays and Saturdays.  Beginning September 4, library hours are as follows: Monday – Thursday  9 a.m. – 8 p.m.;  Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Burton Public Library will remain closed on Sundays.  The library’s phone number is 440-834-4466.  Visit us on Facebook or the web: www.burton.lib.oh.us

 

Make the Most with Compost

Sept. 5

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District, the Geauga OSU Extension Master Gardeners and the Geauga County Storm Water Task Force invite you to “Make the Most with Compost!”  This free workshop will be held on Sept. 5 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (S.R. 87), Russell, Ohio 44072.

 

Chicken Dinner

Sept 5

The Southington UMC, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington will be holding a chicken dinner on Sept. 5 from 3:30-6:00pm. Adults: $8, children: $4 and 3 and under eat free. Carry outs will be available, stop by and pick up dinner for the family. Call the church, (330) 989-2156 and they will be ready for pickup when you get there.

 

Cops & Kids Fishing Day

Sept 8

The Hiram Police Department will be holding the community program called, “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day. The event will be free of charge to anybody who attends. The intent of “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day is to bring community children closer to law enforcement officers and build lifelong bonds.  The “Cops and Kids Fishing Day” event is scheduled for September 8th from 10am-2pm at Camp Asbury.

 

“God’s Kids Puppet Ministry”

Sept. 8

Wayland Community Church, 6355 Wayland Rd. in Wayland, will be hosting “God’s Kids Puppet Ministry” on Sept. 8 at 6:00pm. All are welcome and everyone is invited to attend. For more information call (330) 938-2335 or (330) 358-2639

 

Aurora Class of ‘67

Sept. 8

45th reunion picnic on Sept 8. at the home of Jim Ratcliff, Freedom Ohio. Please contact Ruth Studer (330) 507-7554 or Jim (330) 297-5659 for directions and RSVP.

 

34th Annual Potato Stomp

Sept. 8

The 34th Annual Potato Stomp 9 mile race will take place on September 8th.  The Potato Stomp is a classic road race through the scenic streets of Mantua Village and the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley.  There is a one-mile Fun Run that begins at 8:30am and the 9-mile race begins at 9am.  Fun Run registration on race day is $8 with no shirt/$15 including shirt.  Race day entry fee for the nine mile race is $15 with no shirt/$20 including shirt.  For race and/or registration information, call 330-842-0856 or email rosalief@yahoo.com

Craft Show

Sept 8

Craft show tables available: The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be hosting a craft show on September 8, at the Parkman Community House. The show will start at 10 am and close at 3 pm. Doors will open 2 hours prior to the show for set up. Tables are $25 each and are on a first come first serve basis. Advanced payment is required to hold a table. For more information call (330) 889-9600 or email support@kidcancerfoundation.org

Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs

Sundays Beginning Sept. 9

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. September 9,16,23,30, and October 7th Cost: $50.00 per Child for all 5 lessons. 4 years and older.                    Sign-ups: Sept. 8th, from 2:30-4:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. Register online! Deadline to register September 6th http://www.hiram.edu/athletics/menssports/swim/lessons.html. Questions Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343

 

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Sept 9

12:00pm-3:00pm At Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner Includes: Spaghetti & meatballs, Salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and Dessert (Carry out available) Adults:$7.00 Children: $3.00 (6-11)  Children: FREE(5& under) For any additional information   Tom Fetock (330) 872-5886, Matt Stimac (330)872-7865 or Jim Burns(330)883-0575. Knights Of Columbus Council #3350. 100 Superior St. Newton Falls Ohio.

 

Crestwood Board of Education

Sept 10

Meeting will be held Sept. 10 at 7:00 pm at the Crestwood High School Library due to the Labor Day holiday.

 

Computer Training

Sept. 10 & 12

Portage County District Library is partnering with Connect Ohio to offer free computer training sessions to Portage County residents. The training sessions offered will provide basic Internet training such as computer basics, an introduction to the Internet and email basics. Sessions will be held at the Garrettsville Library (10482 South Street) Sept. 10 through Sept. 12 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. and at the Pierce Streetsboro Library (8990 Kirby Lane) Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Register online at www.portagelibrary.org or call 330-562-6502 for more information.

 

Crosstrailers Square Dance Club

Sept. 10 & 17

Join in the fun of western style square dancing, a fun activity and great aerobic exercise.   Beginner’s lessons with two free nights on September 10 and 17 are being offered at the First United Methodist Church, North Park Avenue, Warren 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.   Our professional caller/teacher is John Ramsey.   Line dances are included with some lessons.  The Crosstrailers are celebrating their 37th anniversary, and invite all ages to participate in square dancing.  For more information, please call 330 898-1997 and 330 898-5749.

 

Mantua Legion #193 Monthly Soup Supper Rescheduled

Rescheduled for Sept 14 

Mantua Legion and Auxiliary #193 has rescheduled its monthly soup supper to Sept 14 at 6:00 pm. The cost for soup, salad and dessert is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Open to public.

 

Save the Date!

Sept 15

The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s game against Southeast will be an away game. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

 

Seeking Vendors & Exhibitors

Sept 15 & 16

The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses and agencies to set up booths September 15 in downtown Ravenna and September 15 & 16 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna.  For downtown Ravenna booth space application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For SUNBEAU Valley Farm booth application call Heather Sepelak at 330-357-1206. For all general questions regarding the BAF Festival please call 330-296-FAIR.

 

Community Day

Sept. 22

Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 14780 Mayfield Rd, E. Claridon. From 2-7pm, enjoy a picnic dinner, free entertainment for all ages, worship 101, Raffles, corn hole tournament, bounce house and slide, sumo suits, Velcro wall, guessing games and pie auction. Call (440) 635-4744 for more details

 

Gospel Fest

Sept. 23

The Christian Life Center will host a Gospel Fest on September 23, 2012 at 3:30pm. The church is located at 5931 Rhodes Road Kent. (Church behind Gabriel Brothers) Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The Gospel Fest will showcase several local groups.  Interested groups can call the church for an application.  Applications must be returned within 30 days from the date received. The Gospel Fest is free and open to the public, although a freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church invites the community to “come out and enjoy some good Gospel music and fellowship.” For more information, please contact CLC Church Administrator, Deborah Sunderland at clckent@yahoo.com or call the church office at 330-678-9234. The church office hours; Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM.

 

Fall Fish Sale

Sept. 24 

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Fall Fish Sale is right around the corner!  We are currently taking orders for fingerling-size largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill/sunfish mix, minnows, white amurs, and yellow perch.  The Fish Sale will be held on Sept. 25 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Sept. 24th.  Please visit the district website at www.geaugaswcd.com or call (440) 834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.

 

3rd Annual Craft Show

Oct 20

Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St Rt. 225, Diamond, OH 44412 from 10 AM – 4 PM .  We’ll have several Chinese Auction baskets compliments of area businesses. Last year’s baskets included: small dog grooming package, 10 free tanning sessions, family game basket, girls and boys toy basket, spring baskets to name a few. We are currently looking for crafters and patrons. If you’d like to display your crafts please go to: www.palmyratownship.com to fill out the registration form, call 330 654-5447 or 330 557-6173 to have one mailed to you, e-mail palmyrafirefliesauxiliary@yahoo.com to have one e-mailed to you or stop by the station Monday – Friday 6 AM – 6 PM.

 

Youth Sportsfest

Sept 29

The Trumbull County 4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers Club will host a free NRA Youth Sportsfest on Sept. 29 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Fish & Game Club of Vienna on SR 193 across from the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport.  The purpose of this event is to teach basic gun & archery safety, demystify firearms by providing hands-on experience, and provide an enjoyable learning experience to all youth ages 9 to 18 years old.  Pre-registration before SEPTEMBER 24 is required at (330) 898-4486 or email at larrybeard@aol.com.  Parents must sign a release.  No guns owned by the participants are to be brought to this event!!  Further information is available at (330) 898-4486.

 

Murder Mystery Night

Nov 3

Doors Open at 6:00PM.Featuring the Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre Mystery Group. $35.00 Per Ticket. Limited Number of Tickets Available…Pre-Sale Only! Mystery, Dinner, Raffles & Cash Bar “My Big Fat Geek Wedding” Mysstteerry Murrdeerr Niigghhtt. For Tickets Call Donna Bicker at 216-210-1677 or Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093. Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall • 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua Benefit for Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation.In Memory of Melana Matson, Her Hope Shines On.

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At the 75th anniversary of the All American Soap box Derby the Portage County Soap Box Derby was recognized as the best race city in America.  The regional directors voted for the county organization because it has increased the number of races in the last four years, their innovative ideas — such as cruise-in car shows, celebrity racing, the new moth balls racing (derby cars built before 1977), visitations to many organizations and functions around the county. All of these activities invite more racers to participate.
Pictured above are Joe Mazur All American CEO, Portage president Dean Olson , Kelly Heritage Portage race director (receiving the award) and Bill Gunther. 

A group of eleven volunteers from Mantua’s St. Joseph Parish recently participated in the Housing Repair Program out of St. Joseph Church in Clintwood, Virginia. Offering home repairs to the low-income people of Appalachia this outreach effort is coordinated by Sr. Jean Korkisch, CSC, who helps to ensure that those in need are warm, dry, and safe.

Windham Twp. – Windham Township Trustees met for their regular scheduled meeting last week with all trustees and fiscal officer present. Also in attendance, were township employee Mike Dye and Zoning inspector Joe Pinti.

The meeting was called to order by chairman Dann Timmons. Residents from Gotham Road were there to question what was being done about  the mobile homes on their road that are dilapidated and half-gutted. They also wanted something done about the high grass at another mobile home on the street. The residents even brought pictures of the problem areas. After hearing their complaints, the trustees and zoning inspector addressed the issue, stating that they have gone through the proper procedures and were at the point where the two mobile homes were supposed to be removed by the owners by June 1, 2012 or the trustees would have them removed and the cost assessed to the taxes. The trustees received a bid $5000 to have them removed prior to the owners gutting them. The contractor was contacted and issued a new bid of $2500 to remove each of them and said he could have them removed over the weekend. The trustees unanimously voted to have George Gibson remove the mobile homes and have the cost assessed to the owner’s taxes. The trustees will consider having a sheriff’s deputy to accompany the contractor.

Free gifts, a chance to win dozens of prizes and helping out the needy await customers walking through the doors of 10 area sewing stores during the dog days of August.

The Second Annual Charming Quilt Shop Tour will be Thursday, Aug. 23, through Saturday, Sept. 1. The tour takes shoppers to Cortland, Champion, Niles, Fowler, Garrettsville, Chardon and across the state line to Albion and Sharpsville, Pennsylvania.

Garrettsville’s last car cruise of the season will be held in conjunction with the Peach Social at the fire station on Elm Street this Saturday, August 11, 2012, ( rain date August 12, 2012) beginning at 5 pm. They will have live music provided by “The Boys are Back,” and the “Garretttones,” door prizes, 50/50 raffle and of course fresh peaches. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 vehicles registered and are provided by Rick Patrick Auto Service and Sales. Trophies will also be presented for the Best GM, Best Ford, and Best Mopar, along with an “Other” category. Custom and Best of Show trophies will be awarded as well.

Garrettsville Area Chamber will also be holding their Annual Peach Social in conjunction with the car cruise.   Fresh sliced peaches and fresh peach pie with ice cream will be available. So grab your chairs, friends and family and come out  to celebrate the end of summer at the last car cruise of the season.

Anyone intersested in donating peach pies for Saturday’s event should contact Rick Patrick at 330-687-9637.  

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James A. Garfield Class of 1987

Save This Date!

Plans are under way for a casual 25th class reunion.  Keep September 29th open on your calendars and start looking for your 80’s fashion!!  Questions or wanting to help “the cause”, call one of the following:  Michele (Miller) Blair 330.979.9384, Kim (Raab) Curry 330.527.2186, Aaron King 330.524.2646 or Kim (Knerem) Bass 330.527.0278

 

Garfield Band Booster Meeting

2nd Thurs of Month

JA Garfield band booster meetings are now being held the second Thursday of every month.  They begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held in the high school band room.  Any member of the community, interested in promoting the development of the James A. Garfield band programs, may become a booster member.  If you have a child in band, you are already a booster.  Our first meeting of this year will be on Thursday, August 9th.  We hope to see you at the meetings

 

3rd Annual Rib Dinner

Fridays in Aug.

The Mantua council of the Knights of Columbus will host their 3rd annual Rib Dinner Fridays during August 2012.  Delicious, slow-cooked St. Louis Style Rib Dinners will be offered for carryout or you are welcome to picnic on our lawn. Regular Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Baked Potato, Cole slaw, Baked Beans and Corn on the Cob for $12.50 each.  Light Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Cole slaw and baked beans for $11.00 each.  Extra Cob Corn, Baked Potatoes and Bottled Water will also be available $1.00 each. Come on out and enjoy our most delicious rib dinners between 4-7PM on Fridays August 3, 10, 17 & 24th.  Mantua K of C is located on State Route 44 just north of Route 82 in Mantua, Ohio. We have a beautiful country setting, perfect for lawn style picnics.  So pack your blanket, bring your own beverage, play some games and enjoy a delicious rib dinner. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Youth Cheer Camp

Register Today

The James A. Garfield High School Cheerleaders will hold their annual Youth Cheer Camp Aug 20 – 22 from 6pm – 8pm. The camp includes two hour practices for three days and an invitation to perform before the First G-Men Varsity home game. Youth cheerleaders will learn 1 dance, 1 cheer, and 3 sideline cheers. Register by calling Coach Terry 330-360-9122.

 

Library Fundraiser

Aug 10

The Friends of Garrettsville Library are  planning a fundraiser/ social event at the Candlelight Winery. There are no tickets to purchase, and everyone is welcome. This is your chance to support the library programs, and have a good time. Arrive after 4pm. There is no set charge for this event. If you wish to donate to the silent auction contact Cindy at the library.

 

Eagles Fish Fry

Aug. 10

Garrettsville Eagles are hosting a Fish Fry on Aug 10 from 4-7:30 pm. 8149 Water St. Fish, shrimp or combo, baked potato or French fries, coleslaw & green beans, dinner roll & butter. Take out welcome. (330) 527-2330

 

 

JAG Alumni Soccer Game

Aug 11

Registration starts at 5 pm. Game starts at 6pm. J.A.G. Football field. All Garfield soccer alums welcome. Non-player $3.00 entry fee. To RSVP to play, please contact Kim Hoffman (440) 552-9888 or Kim Curry at (330) 527-2186. $10.00 for Alumni game t-shirts.

 

Alumni Soccer Game

Aug. 11

Crestwood High School Boys Soccer Team is hosting their annual ALUMNI SOCCER GAME on Aug 11th @ 6:00 pm at Jack Lambert Stadium. All Crestwood Alumni are invited to play. Cost is $10.00 & includes T-shirt & picnic to follow, hosted by current Crestwood Boys team/families. For additional details, please contact Ruth @ (330)204-2635.

 

Second Annual Arts in the Park

Aug 11

This spectacular celebration of the arts is back!  Come to beautiful Veteran’s Park (Broad St. between Center & Ridge Rd), Newton Falls Saturday, August 11, noon – 4pm. (Rain or Shine), for a fun, free festival featuring visual arts exhibitors, live musical performances, art demonstrations, and interactive art experiences. Shop for completely unique creations.  Paint a mural with the wheels of a wheelchair. Play Mozart on an outdoor piano. Lie back and listen to  mellow acoustics or get vertical for the free 3:00 pm concert by Cleveland’s hottest metal artists, Ruled By Reason.  Celebrate the gift of creativity in ways you will never forget!   Sponsored by Newton Falls Parks & Recreation.

 

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Aug 11

Hosted by State Farm Agent Greg Rodi. August 11 at Adam Hall, 11455 E. Washington St Auburn Township starting at 5 PM. $50-$25,000 in starting chips. $10 for an additional $5,000 in chips. All pre-registered players will receive an extra $5,000 in chips. 50/50 raffle & Chinese auction. All proceeds go to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Food & beverages provided. Questions contact Greg Rodi (440) 666-7553,. Jennifer Goldstein (330) 360-3869. Alan Goldstein (330) 360-2242. Joe Pinti (330) 442-3155

 

Corn Celebration

Aug. 11

The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market will celebrate corn on August 11, 2012. Customers will be treated to all kinds of corn treats from 10:00-Noon. Volunteers will be cooking ears of corn and customers will be encouraged to “paint” the corn with one of several toppings that may include Chile peppers, sour cream, lime, garlic, or other ingredients for an on-the-spot taste treat. Recipes will be provided. Vendors plan to get into the spirit with other corn related products

 

Flea Market

Aug. 11

Garrettsville Church of God, 12888 St. Rt. 88, will be holding a flea market on Aug 11 from 8-5pm. The event will be held outside on church property. There will be miscellaneous items; fresh garden vegetables, televisions, exercise equipment, household items, kids games, books and more. UPRISING Youth Ministry will be having a bake sale, and selling hot dogs and cold pop. Questions contact (330) 527-2942

Soccer Referee Meeting & Clinic

Aug. 11

 

Soccer Referee Meeting & Clinic

Aug 11

Newton Falls Youth Soccer will hold a referee meeting and clinic on Aug 11th at 11 am on Spicko Field for anyone 14 years old and older who is interested in refereeing for the league. Any questions please call 330-984-5842.

 

Italian Dinner

Aug. 11

If the heat is getting you down, let us do the cooking for you.  The Ravenna Chapter Order of the Eastern Stars is hosting an Italian Dinner on August 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  You will receive Baked Rigatoni (Gluten free Rigatoni also available), Salad Bar, Bread, Spumoni Ice Cream and Beverages for a donation of $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 6-12, children under 5 free.  The Ravenna Masonic Complex is located at 4785 Washington Avenue in Ravenna (corner of Washington Avenue and State Route 14).  Carry out meals will be available.  The public is welcome.

 

Zucchini Festival

Aug 11 & 12

Zucchini Festival to be held August 11-12 at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). For the benefit of

Emerald Rose Corporation.  Emerald Rose is a not for profit corporation

with the goal of building Emerald Fields of Troy, a therapeutic farming

campus for the mentally ill. Festival includes contests, demonstrations

and entertainment.

 

Annual Harvest Day Festival

Aug. 12

DTJ Taborville’s 78th annual Harvest Day Festival will be held on Aug. 12 at Taborville in Auburn. The parade starts at 2pm. Czech food will be served from 11am and will include pork, dumplings, and sauerkraut, beef goulash, tripe soup, wieners, homemade garlic’s, and pastries are served from 11am on. Music starts at noon. Czech beer is available, t-shirts available, as well as other Czech items. $5 donation at the gate for 12 yrs and older. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. No coolers. For more info call (440) 543-8494

 

Car, Bike & Tractor Show

August 12

Ravenna Elks Lodge Tirpak Memorial Car, Bike & Tractor Show August 12, 2012 from 11:00 am  – 3:00 pm  (Registration 10:00 am – 1:00 pm) Proceeds to benefit Maplewood Career Center Scholarships. Dash Plaques, Door Prizes, Awards, Food

 

Windham UMC Worship & Picnic on the Porch

Aug 12

On August 12th Windham UMC will offer casual worship on their front lawn at 10am followed by a free picnic lunch & corn hole. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. 9051 N. Main St.

 

Room Mothers’ Luncheon

August 14

The Freedom Township School Room Mothers’ 2012 luncheon will be held at noon, on August 14 at the Freedom Town Hall. All mothers who have fond memories of their child’s school years at the Freedom School are invited, along with other guests. Those attending should bring a dish to share with serving utensils and their own table service –meat is furnished. For more information call Elaine Duffield at (330) 296-3568

 

Middlefield Chamber Meeting

Aug 14

Middlefield Chamber Meeting will be held in the Under loft of the Middlefield

Historical Society at 11:30 am, light lunch provided, business meeting and

tour the museum. Bring a guest; you do not need to be a member to attend

the Middlefield Chamber meetings. We do need an RSVP for this meeting to

keep the lunch count accurate, 440-632-5705.

 

Newton Falls Crescendo Club

Aug. 15

The Crescendo Club (Boosters for the Newton Falls Tiger Band) is having their next meeting of the season on August 15th at 6:00 pm in the Band Room.  All parents and guardians of instrumental band members, and any other interested persons are invited to attend.  We will be discussing the upcoming season and look forward to getting to know our new parents!  Hope to see you there.   For more information call Laura at 330-872-1647.

 

Sirloin Steak Dinner

Aug. 17

Sirloin Steak Dinner Aug 17 from 5-8 pm!  Enjoy the best flame-grilled steak with salad, potato, roll, beverage and ice cream for dessert!  Full cut (16-18oz) is only $14 or a half cut (8-9oz) is $9.  Fruit Smoothies, Classic Cream Milkshakes and Cappuccinos also available for $3 each.  Eat in and carry out available. Proceeds to benefit the 2013 Life Church Scholarship Fund for 2 James A. Garfield graduating seniors!  Praise Assembly of God, 10280 State Route 88 -Garrettsville, OH (across from Garfield  High School).  For more information or reservations (330) 527-2777.

 

“Down By The River”

Aug.17

“Down by the River” will be held on August 17 from 3pm until10pm at Camp Hi Canoe, 12274 Abbott Rd., Hiram. Schedule of events:  Canoe or kayak the Cuyahoga River, free along the waterfront, or paddle 2 miles for  only $10 per boat from 3-5 pm. Music by “The Rocket 88’s” 6-7:30;   “Sharon and Mary Rose” 8-9:30.  Come and be entertained for the evening  BRING YOUR FRIENDS, a chair and BYOB. Entry Fee of $5 per person, food by donation.  All proceeds go to Crestwood Marching Band 2012. For more info call 330-569-7621.

 

Troy Twp. Homecoming

Aug. 17-19

Troy Homecoming is Aug 17-19. All are welcome to this free, family-friendly event. There will be live entertainment and various competitions throughout the weekend. Thanks to our sponsors, especially our Platinum Sponsor, Troy Manufacturing, (which is celebrating its 60th year in Troy Township), this is a free event. If you would like more information visit www.facebook.com/TroyHomecoming

 

Antique Tractor Show

 Aug. 17-19

Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County presents its 18th annual antique tractor show and flea market, August 17, 18 & 19 from 9am-5pm. Admission is $4. 12 & under as  well as exhibitors, free. Located at 1653 Ridge Road in Vienna. Antique tractors, hit and miss engines. Chinese Auction 18 & 19. Garden tractor pulls Sat. Antique tractor pulls Sun. (must be a member to pull) Free ice cream for kids 12 & under. For more info contact Joe Toth (330) 240-6407 or Terry Taylor (330) 442-2430

Community Wide Garage Sale

Aug. 17-19

Newton Falls is hosting a Community Wide Garage Sale. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 17, 18 & 19. Garage Sales will be throughout the entire City, come and enjoy the day in Newton Falls.

 

Summertime Pig Roast Bash

Aug. 18

Proceeds to benefit handicapped children at the Metzenbaum Center. On August 8 from 2-? At the Old Country Inn, State Route 82 and Chamberlain Road in Mantua. 330-562-7734. Tickets $20.00 Includes Beer, Food and Fun.Live Band – Rebel Country. Primitive Camping also available

 

Freedom Run

Aug 18

3rd annual charity poker run, August 18. 4927 Greenwood Rd in Rootstown. Cost $10 per bike $15 w/ passenger. Sign ups start at 10am. First bike out 11am. Last bike out at 12pm. Last bike in at 6pm. 50/50 raffle, American Auction, door prizes, food & soft drinks after the run. Proceeds benefit JDRF. Rain or shine. Bar opens at 8am, breakfast will be available.

 

Scotch Doubles GHS Football

Aug. 18

GHS Feed-the-Team scotch doubles event will be held on August 18 at 9pm, at Skylanes Bowling Alley. $40 couple, includes 3 games, draft beer, pop, and pizza. $20 single. Chinese Auction. For more information contact Lyn @ (330) 671-3768 or Brian @ (330) 979-3723

 

6th Annual Chinese Auction

Aug. 18

The Cardinal Athletic Boosters will be holding their 6th Annual Chinese Auction on August 18th at Cardinal Middle School in Middlefield.  Doors open at 3 p.m.; Drawings will begin at 5 p.m.   Admission is $5.00 (includes 20 bidding tickets)..Additional tickets are 10 for $1.00.  Large Prize tickets are 20 for $5.00.  We have Hundreds of Great Prizes to Giveaway!  Concessions available.  Come out and Support The Huskies!  Tickets available at the door.  If you would like to donate an item, buy pre-sale tickets or for more information…please call Tally at (440) 632-5478.

 

Wikle to be Guest Speaker

Aug. 19

August 19th the First Church of God in Windham at 9016 N Main St will be hosting Marie Wikle as a special guest speaker in the 11 am service.  Marie’s ministry includes seeing through the eyes of compassion and understanding the heart that desires to have an impact, Marie encourages others to see the full potential of the everyday, ordinary resources that are right within their reach. A carry in dinner with Marie and her husband will immediately follow the service and all are welcome to attend.

 

Adopt-a-thon

Aug. 19

Rose’s Rescue will be hosting a pet Adopt-a-thon on August 19, 2012 at  Ravenna Moose Lodge #1234 Pavilion located at 5727 State Route 14, Ravenna.  The event will be held from 1pm-5pm. Donations of pet food will be accepted for the People Care Pet Pantry. Bring a 3 lb or larger bag of pet food to donate and receive a free entry into the door prize drawing. Adoptable dogs on site.  Sale items and concession stand available. All friendly dogs on leash are welcome, so bring Fido along that day. For further information check out the Rose’s Rescue website at www.rosesrescue.net or a message with any questions can be left at 330-850-7042

 

Annual Picnic

Aug 19

Freedom Township annual picnic will be held this year on August 19 in the Freedom town hall pavilion. Joining in the festivities will be the Freedom Congregational Church and the Bethel Springs congregations. Combined church services will be at 10am in a large tent. The VFW will hold a memorial service at noon. The lunch will be served right after the memorial service. The main meat dish will be provided by the township. The church is cooking hot dogs and hamburgers. All are asked to bring a dish to pass. Space will be provided on the lawn for an art, craft and music fair. Contact Jim Hammar @ (330) 527-2855 to reserve a space

 

Middlefield Chamber Golf Outing

Aug 24

The First Annual Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing at Grandview Golf Course in Middlefield. Scramble, contests, lunch, dinner, prizes.  Register to golf as individual or team at 440-632-5705. All proceeds got to purchase security equipment for Cardinal Local School

Cops & Kids Fishing Day

Sept 8

The Hiram Police Department will be holding the community program called, “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day. The event will be free of charge to anybody who attends. The intent of “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day is to bring community children closer to law enforcement officers and build lifelong bonds.  The “Cops and Kids Fishing Day” event is scheduled for September 8th from 10am-2pm at Camp Asbury.

 

Craft Show

Sept 8

Craft show tables available: The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be hosting a craft show on September 8, at the Parkman Community House. The show will start at 10 am and close at 3 pm. Doors will open 2 hours prior to the show for set up. Tables are $25 each and are on a first come first serve basis. Advanced payment is required to hold a table. For more information call (330) 889-9600 or email support@kidcancerfoundation.org

 

Save the Date!

Sept 15

The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s game against Southeast will be an away game. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

 

Balloon-A-Fair “Friends In Flight” Seeks Vendors & Exhibitors

Sept 15 & 16

The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses and agencies to set up booths September 15 in downtown Ravenna and September 15 & 16 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna.  For downtown Ravenna booth space application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For SUNBEAU Valley Farm booth application call Heather Sepelak at 330-357-1206. For all general questions regarding the BAF Festival please call 330-296-FAIR.

 

Gospel Fest

Sept. 23

The Christian Life Center will host a Gospel Fest on September 23, 2012 at 3:30pm. The church is located at 5931 Rhodes Road Kent. (Church behind Gabriel Brothers) Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The Gospel Fest will showcase several local groups.  Interested groups can call the church for an application.  Applications must be returned within 30 days from the date received. The Gospel Fest is free and open to the public, although a freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church invites the community to “come out and enjoy some good Gospel music and fellowship.” For more information, please contact CLC Church Administrator, Deborah Sunderland at clckent@yahoo.com or call the church office at 330-678-9234. The church office hours; Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM.

 

3rd Annual Craft Show

Oct 20

Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St Rt. 225, Diamond, OH 44412 from 10 AM – 4 PM .  We’ll have several Chinese Auction baskets compliments of area businesses. Last year’s baskets included: small dog grooming package, 10 free tanning sessions, family game basket, girls and boys toy basket, spring baskets to name a few. We are currently looking for crafters and patrons. If you’d like to display your crafts please go to: www.palmyratownship.com to fill out the registration form, call 330 654-5447 or 330 557-6173 to have one mailed to you, e-mail palmyrafirefliesauxiliary@yahoo.com to have one e-mailed to you or stop by the station Monday – Friday 6 AM – 6 PM.

 

Murder Mystery Night

Nov 3

Doors Open at 6:00PM.Featuring the Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre Mystery Group. $35.00 Per Ticket. Limited Number of Tickets Available…Pre-Sale Only! Mystery, Dinner, Raffles & Cash Bar “My Big Fat Geek Wedding” Mysstteerry Murrdeerr Niigghhtt. For Tickets Call Donna Bicker at 216-210-1677 or Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093. Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall • 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua Benefit for Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation.In Memory of Melana Matson, Her Hope Shines On.

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Caught up in the excitement of the Summer Olympics? Dream of owning a gold medal?  Bring your friends and have fun at Windham Library’s “Wet & Wild Olympics”, Monday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m.  Challenge yourself and others in a selection of outside games all guaranteed to get you wet!  If movies are more your speed, join us at Windham Library on Tuesday, August 14 at 12:30 p.m. for a free movie and craft.  We will enjoy a family friendly animated rendition of Dr. Seuss’s classic book about the threat of industrialization to nature.

Windham – Gano’s Auto Clinic recently opened its door for business in Windham, ready to service your auto, light trucks, ATV, riding lawnmower and motorcycles. Owner Rich Gano has 26 years of repair experience and previously worked for D&A Oil. Gano’s Auto Clinic is located between St. Michaels Catholic Church and Circle K, also known as  9710 C East Center Street in Windham. The clinic’s hours are Monday thru Friday 8am until 4 pm and Saturdays from 8am. until noon. The hours are flexible and they may increase over time. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are accepted. He can be reached at 330 326-0003 for appointments and questions.

A Retirement Ceremony was held on Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), California for Newton Falls, Ohio native MSgt John H. Shade. MSgt Shade is the son of Eleanor Shade of Newton Falls and the late Harry Lee Shade. MSgt Shade’s 24 year career began shortly after graduating from Newton Falls High School in 1988. He attended basic training at Lackland AFB and technical training at Goodfellow AFB, and then went to his First Duty Station at Royal Air Force Base Chicksands, England. Assignments followed to Fort Meade, Maryland; Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea; back to Goodfellow AFB, Texas and finally to Vandenberg AFB. In his tenure in the Air Force, Master Sergeant Shade was an Intelligence Analyst and an Instructor in his career field, and finished the last four years as a First Sergeant. He deployed to the countries of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan during his career. His last unit of assignment was with the 30th Security Forces Squadron, where he took care of the morale, health and welfare and advised the Commander on discipline and various issues for the over 560 assigned personnel and their families. At the retirement ceremony MSgt Shade received Meritorious Service Medal, third oak leaf cluster, as well as many certificates and letters of appreciation from the President of the United States, and Governor of the Ohio, amongst many others.


Submitted by Cyndi Hogue

 

Dr. Alan Frame a Physical Therapist at Advanced Rehabilitation and Health Specialists in Mantua, achieved his Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Certification from The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities in June 2012. The certification provides formal recognition of advanced clinical knowledge, experience and skills in the area of sports and Orthopaedics. He is currently accepting patients and can be reached at 330-274-2747.