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“Many of the events of the annual cycle recur year after year in a regular order. A year-to-year record of this order is a record of the rates at which solar energy flows to and through living things. They are the arteries of the land. By tracing their response to the sun, phenology may eventually shed some light on that ultimate enigma, the land’s inner workings.” – Aldo Leopold, A

 

Phenology for December in Portage Parks

• Full moon (Cold Moon or Big Bear Moon) – Dec 6th   

• New Moon – Dec. 22nd 

• Christmas bird Count Dec 14th – Jan 5th.

• Winter Solstice – 1st day of winter Dec 21st and the shortest day of the year. 

• Snow – look for tracks in the snow: rabbits, squirrels, deer, fox, mink, and weasels.

• Look for snow fleas, commonly called spring tails, on the snow near dead vegetation.

• Hunting season (gun/bow) – wear bright colors when walking in the woods. 

• Look for Snow buntings, Lapland Longspurs, and Horned Larks in open fields of northern Portage County. 

• Looking for snowy owls, don’t look in trees. Look for snowy owls sitting on “hummocks” (mounds of dirt or debris) in open fields. 

• Woods are quiet. Look for butterflies (Mourning Cloaks and Angel Wings) overwintering under the peeling bark of trees. Look but don’t touch, please. 

• Look for the dried remains of wildflowers such as; Indian Pipes, Teasel, Milkweed, Goldenrod, Asters, Queen Ann’s Lace and various grasses. (and, yes, Oriental Bittersweet) 

Birding for the Ordinary Average Guy/Gal

Come join Portage Park District volunteer Naturalist Joe Malmisur and Dr. Sarah Mabey on Monday Dec 8th for the second in the Park District’s birding series. It doesn’t matter if you did not attend the first session, we will be reviewing what we covered on Nov 10th.  The second session will focus on bird anatomy and the Christmas Bird Count that will take place on Dec 14th. Special guest instructor, Jamey L. Emmert, Wildlife Communication Specialist for the Ohio Division of Wildlife will be talking about bird anatomy and will review the idea of size and shape in identifying birds. We will have several actual bird mounts, from the small Hummingbird to the very large Sand Hill Crane, to get a good perspective on size and shape. It should be a HOOOOT!

Upcoming Hikes and Programs 

December

12/8 – Birding for the Ordinary Average Guy/Gal – 7:00 pm Portage Park Building

12/14 – Christmas Bird Count

January

1/4 – Full Moon Hike – 7:00 pm Towner’s Woods

1/10 – Snow Shoe Hike – 10:00 am Chagrin Headwaters Park

1/11 – X Country Ski – 1:00 pm Headwaters Trail Head – Garrettsville to Mantua and Back

1/12 – Birding for the Ordinary Average Guy/gal 7:00 pm Portage Park Building

1/17 – Cross Country Ski – 10:00 am Towner’s Woods

1/25 – Snow Shoe Hike – 2:00 pm Towner’s Woods

1/31 – Snow Shoe Hike – Shaw Woods

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from the Portage Park District. 

Make sure to check out http://portageparkdistrict.org for additional upcoming programs and hikes!

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‘Tis the season to…bliss-out on MUSIC?

Well, heck yes.  Here’s your chance to hear good tunes, to assist in making a contribution  to  the  community, to learn something about one of the great icons in American music, to plunge into the Advent season and to be buoyed by sounds of Christmas as you’ve heard them for years and as new as each morning.  

To wit :

Sunday, December 7 — Damaris Peters-Pike will be offering a selection from her series, “Women of Note” in the person of Mary EllinBarrett, eldest daughter of Irving Berlin, whose thousand-plus published songs still shape American music today.  This program,” Irving Berlin—A Daughter Remembers,” will be presented at 4:00 p.m. in the Iva Walker Auditorium at James A. Garfield High School.  It is a benefit for the #Garrettsville Strong fund.  It is being sponsored by Dave Auble, Ohio Health Benefits, LLC, Gionino’s Pizzeria/Hiram, Total Lifetime Care Medical Affiliates, Dan LeScoezec, ChFC, Hickory Asset Management and Kepich Ford/Garrettsville.  Tickets are $10 each and there will be Christmas cookies and donuts from Bill and Staci Poole of Maggie’s Donuts/Hiram as well as punch from AVI, Hiram College Food Service available following the program.  Audience will be encouraged to join in singing Berlin’s “God Bless America” and who can resist humming along with “White Christmas”?  Make plans today.

And while you’re planning, plan to attend the annual Christmas concert/musical extravaganza—adult choir, O.K. Corale (That’s the kids, they’re cuter.  Sorry David.), bell choir, the whole Christmas ball-o-wax, directed by Jean Marvin—at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville at 6:00p.m.  Nice segue from Broadway to Main St.  This is always an event not to be missed; it’s just family, fun and faith from top to bottom.  Your ears will thank you and your heart will too.

Sunday, December 14 — The James A. Garfield Schools will present their take on Christmas music—instrumental, vocal, standards jazz, high school, middle school—to the public, starting at 2:00 in the Iva Walker Auditorium.  You haven’t heard “Jingle Bells” until you’ve heard it with tubas!   

 Then, lest you should feel a letdown in Christmas spirit, the chancel choir of the Garrettsville United Methodist Church, under the direction of Max Jackson, will present a program of lessons and carols on that Sunday evening, incorporating congregational singing into the season’s message in music as lifted up by the choir, the soloists, the newly-refreshed organ and the good feelings of all in attendance.  The hour is 7:00p.m.   The location is 8223 Park Ave.  The occasion is joyous.  The invitation is to you.

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American Legion Breakfast

Mondays

Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188.

Community Center Closed For Winter

There will be no more Community Center days at the old Mantua Center School until March.  The committee thanks all those who have come this past year,  adnd wishes you a safe and healthy winter.  Watch for publicity about reopening in early March.

Winter Clothing Drive

Now

Coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc. will be gladly accepted at Life Church Assembly of God, 10280 St. Rt. 88, Garrettsville, across from JAG Schools. All donations will be delivered to The Salvation Army, located at Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr., Windham. All gently-used, clean winter clothes will be accepted. Donations will be distributed through RFC to families in need.

Kolache Orders

Order Today!

St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking homemade Kolache for the Christmas Holiday and you may purchase this taste of Eastern Europe at the low cost of $10.00 each. The Ladies offer the following fillings: apricot, nut and poppy seed. To order your taste of Europe, contact Barbara Wolff at 330-872-1951. Pick up times and days will be Dec 9th from 11-4, Dec 10th from 11-6 and Dec 11th from 9-12. Brighten your Christmas holiday with the flavors of this tasty pastry native to Czechoslovakia and Poland. Order deadline is Dec 6th.

JAG Band Fruit Sale

Now-Nov 30

The holidays are approaching…there is no better time for healthy, sweet, Florida fresh citrus! James A Garfield Band is selling grove-fresh Florida navel oranges and Indian River red grapefruit now through Nov 30th. Many options to order: contact any band member, call the school 330-527-4341, or go online to www.FloridaIndianRiverGroves.com, click on the “Order Now!” button and enter our ID #539037. You can have fruit delivered to the school or your home. THANK YOU! WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!!

People Tree Bell Ringers

Beginning Nov 28

Looking for Bell Ringers for People Tree! Every Friday and Saturday, Starting on Nov.28th. 2 hour time frames starting at 10am. Contact Kim Burrows 330-620-9523 or 330-527-4873

Fish Fry in Windham 

Friday Nights

Fish Fry every Friday at Windham American Legion from 4:30-8pm. Cost is $9.00 per dinner.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 27

Free Thanksgiving Dinner will be Nov 27th from 11;30-12:30pm. Take-Outs available after 12:30 at Newton Falls American Legion, 2025 East River Rd. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, OH in cooperation with Newton Falls American Legion Post #236.

Thanksgiving Hours at the Library

Nov 27

All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will close at 5:00 pm on Nov 26th and will remain closed on Nov 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. They will resume normal operating hours on Nov 28th.

Fish Fry

Nov 28

Fish fry November 28th from 4:30-8pm, fish and fries only with coleslaw and applesauce. Windham American Legion.

Book Sale Bag Day

Nov 29

$3 for a bag of books!  Everything must go.  Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library Nov 29th from 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

Santa’s Collection Craft Show

Nov 29

14th Annual Santa’s Collection Craft Show  will be Nov 29th from 9-3. Area crafters, unique gifts, crafts and toys. Free admission to show. For table information call Carol 440-834-4532. All proceeds benefit scholarship fund. Burton American Legion Post 459, Goodwin St.

Christmas Holiday Program

Nov 29

Drop by the Children’s Room at the Burton Public Library on Nov 29th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for Holiday Make ‘N Take Crafts.   Everyone welcome as we celebrate Country Hearth Christmas in Burton Village. Come ride the Polar Express at the Burton Public Library on Wednesday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m.  All aboard for a family holiday program of singing, a craft, a snack and a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s award-winning book, The Polar Express.  Bring your holiday cheer – there just might be a surprise visitor!  Please call the library at 440-834-4466 to register.

Breakfast with Santa

Nov 29 & 30

Breakfast with Santa will be Nov 29th & 30th from 9am-1pm at Burton American Legion Post 459, Goodwin St. in Burton. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for kids 6-12 and free for kids under 5.

Family Fun Night

Nov 30

Hiram Christian Church will celebrate the first Sunday of Advent with a Family Fun Night in the Fellowship Hall on November 30, 2014 from 5:00PM to 7PM.   This event is FREE TO ALL AND OPEN TO ALL.  ALL ARE WELCOME.  ALL AGES.  Activities include an ADVENT WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP, NATIVITY PHOTO BOOTH AND CRAFTS.  The church is located at 6868 Wakefield Road in Hiram.  For more information, call 330-569-7697 and visit hiramcc.org.

Chinese Auction

Nov 30

Please come out and show your support for a local young lady who has recently undergone 3 brain surgeries to help control her seizures. Chinese Auction will be Nov 30 from noon-5. There will be baked goods along with homemade and direct sales vendors to shop from! A great time to start your holiday shopping! Nelson Community House,11639 Windham Parkman Rd., Garrettsville, Oh 44231

Mad Hot Monday

Dec 1

Free Mad Hot Monday Ballroom Boogie on Dec 1st.  Free Fun Night Featuring Ballroom, Latin, and Swing & Hustle from 6-9 PM at Kuzmans Lounge, 1025 S. State St., Girard, Ohio.  It’s even more fun to do it than it is to watch! Dancing is great for your mind, body and spirit…. Open to the Public.  For more information please contact Kuzmans at 330-545-8521/330-545-8995 or USA Dance volunteer Stephen Barba at 330-502-5492.

Christmas Craft Show

Dec 3 & 4

The 29th annual Beary Merry Christmas Craft Show will be Dec 3rd & 4th from 11-9 at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. Handmade unique holiday gifts, holiday entertainment and Chinese raffle. Door prizes every hour. Lunch and dinner available. $3 admission. Show benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Rummage Sale

Dec 4-6

Christmas Rummage Sale.  Christ Covenant Church, Middlefield. (Upper Doors) December 4th, 5th, & 6th,   9-3:00     Benefit, Charity Children’s Ministries. Gifts, Decorations, Household and Clothing.   Chinese Auction and Bake Sale.

Soup Supper

Dec 5

The Legion/Auxiliary Soup Supper will be Dec 5th at the Mantua Village Park Lodge at 6pm. Public is welcome to enjoy a variety of homemade soups, salads and desserts. Cost is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.

Gift & Craft Show

Dec 5 & 6

Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community Holiday Craft and Gift Sale  will be held Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at 11543 Garfield Road, Hiram, OH 44234. While teaching skills of compassion, teamwork, motivation and trust we create  unique gifts and decorations.

We can’t wait to show you our new collection!

Spaghetti Dinner

Dec 6

Windham American Legion spaghetti dinner will be Dec 6th from 4-7pm. Menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread and dessert. Cost is $7.50 for adults, $5.00 for kids 5-12 and free under 5 years. 50/50 will be drawn at 7:00, winner need not be present.

Holiday Bazaar

Dec 6

Wayland Community Church, 6355 Wayland Road, Wayland, Ohio is having their First Annual Holiday Bazaar and Craft Sale on Dec 6th from 9am – 5pm.  A Chinese Auction, a bake sale and lunch items will be available in addition to crafts and wares that vendors will have for sale.  To reserve a table or for additional questions, please contact Deanna Cottrell at 330-620-1265.

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 6

Parkman Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa on Dec 6th from 8:30-10am at the Parkman Community House (16295 St. Rt. 422).  Bring a camera and take your child’s picture with Santa Claus.  You can then enjoy a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage & pancakes.  Kids eat for only $3.00 each and $5.00 each for accompanying adults.  Call to make your reservation – Lucinda @ (440) 221-0577; Patty @ (440) 548-2242; Denise @ (440) 548-2939; or Sandy @ (440) 548-5740

Community Support at Mary Yoder’s

 Dec 6

Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen is reaching out to help those who may struggle to enjoy the holiday season.  On December 6th, beginning at 3:00 pm, Mary Yoder’s will be hosting a Chinese Auction Benefit, with all proceeds from the auction going to support Shop With a Cop and the food pantry in Middlefield.   Along with the auction, guests will enjoy a boxed lunch which includes a choice of a chicken salad sandwich or a ham sandwich, chips, and a cookie.  Coffee and punch will be provided also.Bidding is from 3:00 to 5:00 pm; the drawing begins at 5:00. Admission tickets, which include the boxed lunch and 10 complimentary auction tickets, are on sale for $15.00 at Mary Yoder’s or online at www.maryyodersamishkitchen.com.   Everyone is invited to come, enjoy the afternoon, cross some items off your Christmas list, and most importantly, help your neighbor.

Fill A Cruiser

Dec 6

The Garrettsville Police Department will be holding a Fill A Cruiser event on December 6th from 10am to 3pm at the Garrettsville Save A Lot.  Nonperishable foods will be collected for the Garrettsville Nelson Community Cupboard.  Any cash donations will go to the Hiram Police Department Shop with a cop program.

Contra Dance

Dec 6

Troy Township Contra Dance will be Dec 6th at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). All ages join in the irresistibly fun atmosphere of contra dance and live folk music by the band “Mr. Haney”.  Lesson at 6:30pm.  Dance 7:30-10:30pm.  Adult $8, student $5, family $25.

Pizza with Santa

Dec 6

Come meet Santa at the annual Kiwanis of the Western Reserve Pizza with Santa Dec 6th from 10:00am-12:30pm in the Hiram Christian Church Fellowship Hall.  Tickets are $3.00, children 2 & under FREE.  Tickets can be purchased at Cortland Bank in Mantua, Hiram College Bookstore, Middlefield Bank in Garrettsville & Mantua or at the door. There will be reindeer games, songs, face painting, ornament making, cookie decorating!  Secret Santa Shop for children sponsored by the Hiram College Bookstore, holiday gifts $1.00-$5.00.

Christmas Craft 

Dec 6

Back by popular demand, Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik is teaching her tabletop Christmas tree craft class. This time you’ll make a beautiful tree from fresh evergreens. Spruce, fir, boxwood, rhody, pine, cedar, juniper, and more. The fragrance is wonderful. Decorate your creation with garland, ribbons, berries, feathers, dried flowers, little ornaments or go wherever your fancy takes you. For a special touch add a string of mini lights! These trees make great gifts too. Join us for a morning of holiday fun and bring a friend to share it with. December 6th from 9-noon. Cost is $35

Monthly Dance 

Dec 6

Portage County Chapter #600 Parents Without Partners monthly dance will be Dec 6th from 7:30-11pm at Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 W. Ave. in Tallmadge. Open to public. The theme for this dance is Winter Wonderland, ladies are encouraged to dress semi-formally. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information about PWP call Warrine 330-322-9559.

Scotch Doubles Fundraiser

Dec 6

There will be a Scotch Doubles  fundraiser on December 6th at

Skylanes Bowling starting at  9:00 p.m.  This is a fundraiser to benefit the Troy Smith family. The cost to bowl is $50.00 per couple for 3 games, shoe rental, pizza, beer, pop or coffee.  Other food items will also be served.  The cost for those that do not want to bowl and just to join in will be $12.00, this does include pizza, beer, pop and coffee.  A 50/50 raffle and basket auction will also take place.  If you can’t attend and still want to help out this family, please contact P. Miller 330-527-5307 or M. Phifer 330-931-6418.  We are also looking for basket donations.

Toys for Tots

Dec 7 

American Legion 737 Toys for Tots will be Dec 7th at the Legion Post 16465 Milton Blvd in Lake Milton. Entry fee is $5.00 or a new, unwrapped child’s toy. Festivities will be from 1-9:30. For more info contact Jodi Minotti 330-349-4743, Joseph Leonard 330-654-4093 or Don Brown 330-980-8896.

A Christmas Remembrance

Dec 7

A Christmas Remembrance on Dec 7th at 6pm, presented at the Garrettsville Church of God, 12888 State Route 88, (Nelson Twp, North of State Route 305), Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. We invite you and your family to come and personally light a candle in honor of your loved one.  Rev Kevin Crouch will share of the hope we have during the difficulties we may face at the holidays after losing a loved one.  Please call 330-527-2942 so that we are able to reserve that special candle for your family.  A cookie reception will be held at 5pm., and the program will begin at 6 pm.

Christmas Concert

Dec 7

St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville is presenting their annual Christmas Concert on Dec 7th at 6pm. The Bell Choir, Adult Vocal Choir, and the O.K. Chorale Children’s Choir will present a delightful program of sacred and secular Advent and Christmas music.

Pearl Harbor Day

Dec 7

Pearl Harbor Day Memorial will be at 11 am at the Village Gazebo in Burton. Open to public. Call Bo 440-834-8764 for more info.

Blood Drive

Dec 10

Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Dec 10th from 1-6 pm 104 East Broad St. Newton  Falls, Next to Circle K. Stop in, Give blood, and give the best gift ever, the gift of life, this holiday season.

Trip to “Christmas City”

Dec 10-12

Join St. Anselm Young of Heart in “Christmas City,” Bethlehem, PA, on December 10-12. There will be a guided tour of Bethlehem by Night, a factory tour of Martin Guitar, the Christmas Putz at the Central Moravian Church, and much more. Included are 5 meals, two nights of rooms at the Sands Resort & Casino with $60 free slot play, 5 meals, luggage handling and gratuities. Cost is $365 ($374 for non-members). Everyone is welcome on Young of Heart trips. All trips leave from St. Anselm Church in Chesterland. Call Nancy for further information, 440-729-9684.

Movie with Santa

Dec 12

Portage Faith United Methodist Church is hosting their 2nd Annual “Movie with Santa” Dec 12th at 6:30pm.  Bring the children to this free event, to see the Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, with refreshments and games provided.  There will be a special visit by Santa, with opportunities to sit on Santa’s lap and to get pictures taken with Santa and the Grinch. Parents are asked to stay with their children through the event. Portage Faith is located at 9922 SR. 44 (south of the closed bridge) Mantua, Ohio. For any questions call 330-274-8987

RFC Craft Show

Dec 12 & 13

The 5th Annual Renaissance Family Center Craft Show will be Dec 12th from 12-5 and Dec 13th from 10-5. Many crafters, vendors, etc. There are some spots open for crafters & vendors call 330-527-5787.

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 13

The Palmyra Fire Department and the Palmyra Fireflies will be hosting the 8th Annual “Breakfast with Santa.” The breakfast will be held at the Palmyra fire station on Dec 13th from 8-11am. Santa will be arriving at 8:30 am on a fire truck!  Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage and a beverage. Cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for ages 4 – 10 and 3 and under are FREE.  Along with Breakfast with Santa each family will receive one 4×6 picture with Santa. Additional pictures will be available for $2.00 each. Santa will have a small surprise for each child as well.  Non-perishable items are also being collected to help an adopted family this year during the holiday season. We encourage all to come and join the fun with Santa and the Palmyra Fire Department.

Christmas Party

Dec 14

The combined American Legion/Auxiliary Christmas party will be Dec 14th at 5pm at the Mantua Village Park Lodge. Members and guests are asked to bring a dish to pass, table service, and a donation of food or paper product for the 4C’s

Indoor Baseball Camp

Jan 4

Youngstown State University and Sluggers Indoor Baseball are hosting six week baseball camps starting Jan  4 at Youngstown State, and March 8 at the Sluggers Indoor Baseball facility. Youngstown State coach, Craig Antush, and Director of Operations at the U.S. Baseball Academy, Joe Marker, will direct their respective sites in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy.  Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.

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American Legion Breakfast

Mondays

Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188.

Winter Clothing Drive

Now

Coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc. will be gladly accepted at Life Church Assembly of God, 10280 St. Rt. 88, Garrettsville, across from JAG Schools. All donations will be delivered to The Salvation Army, located at Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr., Windham. All gently-used, clean winter clothes will be accepted. Donations will be distributed through RFC to families in need.

Kolache Orders

Order Today!

St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking homemade Kolache for the Christmas Holiday and you may purchase this taste of Eastern Europe at the low cost of $10.00 each. The Ladies offer the following fillings: apricot, nut and poppy seed. To order your taste of Europe, contact Barbara Wolff at 330-872-1951. Pick up times and days will be Dec 9th from 11-4, Dec 10th from 11-6 and Dec 11th from 9-12. Brighten your Christmas holiday with the flavors of this tasty pastry native to Czechoslovakia and Poland. Order deadline is Dec 6th.

JAG Band Fruit Sale

Now-Nov 30

The holidays are approaching…there is no better time for healthy, sweet, Florida fresh citrus! James A Garfield Band is selling grove-fresh Florida navel oranges and Indian River red grapefruit now through Nov 30th. Many options to order: contact any band member, call the school 330-527-4341, or go online to www.FloridaIndianRiverGroves.com, click on the “Order Now!” button and enter our ID #539037. You can have fruit delivered to the school or your home. THANK YOU! WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!!

Fish Fry in Windham 

Friday Nights

Fish Fry every Friday at Windham American Legion from 4:30-8pm. Cost is $9.00 per dinner.

Food Drive at Facet Salon

Through Nov 21

Food Drive to benefit Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard at Facet Salon & Spa will be Nov 13-21, being food donations to help fill Santa’s Sleigh and receive a $10 gift certificate for every grocery bag full of food you donate. 1 Memory Lane Garrettsville. 330-527-4347.

Thanksgiving Community Meal

Nov 20

There’s a CHANGE! What? NO, Don’t like it! Just for ONE month. Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham. Is changing  their Thanksgiving Community meal date. So save the date. Not the fourth Thursday of November, it’s the third Thursday of November, the 20th. 5-6:30 pm. See you there!!!

Free Community Meal

Nov 20

Christ Lutheran in Mantua will be holding their Free Community Meal on November 20 from 5 to 6:30 PM. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal and an opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors.  We look forward to seeing you.

Holiday Open House

Nov 20-22

TAG is hosting a 21014 Holiday Open House, featuring the Gift Shop at our Gallery.  Join us and watch local artists and crafters ply their trade.  Enjoy displays and demonstrations, festive music, and treats.  Browse for the perfect gift – for yourself or a loved one – or pick up a piece of original art.  While you’re here, you can also check out the TAG Holiday Art Show.  We will be open the 20th and 21st from 11 am to 6 pm, and the 22nd from Noon to 4 pm.  Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481. Admission is free.

Free Thanksgiving Meal

Nov 21

God Provides a free Thanksgiving meal at Nelson UMC Nov 21st from 4-6. Dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes ,green beans, roll and dessert.

Comedian Showcase

Nov 22

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre presents their Comedian Showcase, Nov 22nd  at 7:00 pm in Slim and Jumbo’s on Main Street in Garrettsville.  Tickets at the door $10.00. The doors open at 6:00pm. Audience Picks the Winning Comedian . 50/50 and Chinese auction will be available. Fundraiser for The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

Nov 22

There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner will be from 4-6:30 unless food runs out. 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. Takeout available.

Craft & Vendor Show

Nov 22

JAG Elementary PTO craft & vendor show will be Nov 22 from 10-3 at JAG Elementary school. Table space available for $25 and must donate an item for Chinese auction. Concession and baked goods available for purchase. All funds raised will go toward JAG Elementary School playground upgrades. For questions or more information contact Michelle Phifer 330-931-6418 or michelle.phifer@yahoo.com

Observatory Open

Nov 22

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open to the public on Nov 22nd from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Objects to be viewed include the Pleiades, Hyades, and Perseus Double star clusters, gems of the night sky. Other objects may be viewed as time and conditions permit. The program depends entirely on good sky conditions and, if too cloudy to see the stars, the event will be canceled and the observatory will not be open. 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. 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 near the Post Office, a short distance east of the observatory.

Thanksgiving Party & Dinner

Nov 22

You are invited to attend our monthly family activity day on Nov 22nd at the Windham Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 9837 Wolf Road, Windham from 3-5pm. Kid’s crafts from 3-4, we will make cupcake turkeys for our Thanksgiving meal dessert that will be served at 4.

Open Reception

Nov 23

Trumbull Art Gallery is holding an Opening Reception on Nov 23rd from 1-3 pm for our newest exhibit.  Paintings by the Trumbull Area Artists will be displayed at TAG through the end of December.  All art shown is for sale, for $200 or less.  Unlike the case in our usual exhibit, if you buy a piece of art you can take it with you that day.  No need to wait until the exhibit ends.  Come to the Opening Reception and get a preview glimpse of the art, plus a chance to meet some of the artists.  Trumbull Art Gallery is located at 158 North Park Avenue, across from Courthouse Square in downtown Warren.  Admission is free.

Special Thanksgiving Event

Nov 23

The 31st Annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted by the Mantua Knights of Columbus Council #3766, is set for Nov 23 at 1:00 p.m. at their hall located at 11845 St. Rt. 44, just North of St. Rt. 82 in Mantua.  Call 330-274-4982 for your reservation.  Limited seating available.

Thanksgiving Giveaway

Nov 25 

The Windham Church of Christ, 9837 Wolf Road, Windham will have its annual Thanksgiving food giveaway on Nov 25th from 3-5pm in the Fellowship Hall, while supplies last. Canned goods and nonperishable items only will be available. The Windham Schools (K.T. Elementary and Windham Junior and Senior High are having a food drive to help support our giveaway, a special thank you to them! No proof of income is necessary.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 27

Free Thanksgiving Dinner will be Nov 27th from 11;30-12:30pm. Take-Outs available after 12:30 at Newton Falls American Legion, 2025 East River Rd. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, OH in cooperation with Newton Falls American Legion Post #236.

Thanksgiving Hours at the Library

Nov 27

All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will close at 5:00 pm on Nov 26th and will remain being closed on Nov 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. They will resume normal operating hours on Nov 28th. Visit the Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org for information about library programs and services. Find us on Facebook. Follow us on Pinterest.

People Tree Bell Ringers

Nov 28

Looking for Bell Ringers for People Tree! Every Friday and Saturday, Starting on Nov.28th. 2 hour time frames starting at 10am. Contact Kim Burrows 330-620-9523 or 330-527-4873

Book Sale Bag Day

Nov 29

$3 for a bag of books!  Everything must go.  Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library Nov 29th from 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

Santa’s Collection Craft Show

Nov 29

14th Annual Santa’s Collection Craft Show  will be Nov 29th from 9-3. Area crafters, unique gifts, crafts and toys. Free admission to show. For table information call Carol 440-834-4532. All proceeds benefit scholarship fund. Burton American Legion Post 459, Goodwin St.

Christmas Holiday Program

Nov 29

Drop by the Children’s Room at the Burton Public Library on Nov 29th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for Holiday Make ‘N Take Crafts.   Everyone welcome as we celebrate Country Hearth Christmas in Burton Village. Come ride the Polar Express at the Burton Public Library on Wednesday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m.  All aboard for a family holiday program of singing, a craft, a snack and a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s award-winning book, The Polar Express.  Bring your holiday cheer – there just might be a surprise visitor!  Please call the library at 440-834-4466 to register.

Breakfast with Santa

Nov 29 & 30

Breakfast with Santa will be Nov 29th & 30th from 9am-1pm at Burton American Legion Post 459, Goodwin St. in Burton. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for kids 6-12 and free for kids under 5.

Family Fun Night

Nov 30

Hiram Christian Church will celebrate the first Sunday of Advent with a Family Fun Night in the Fellowship Hall on November 30, 2014 from 5:00PM to 7PM.   This event is FREE TO ALL AND OPEN TO ALL.  ALL ARE WELCOME.  ALL AGES.  Activities include an ADVENT WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP, NATIVITY PHOTO BOOTH AND CRAFTS.  The church is located at 6868 Wakefield Road in Hiram.  For more information, call 330-569-7697 and visit hiramcc.org.

Chinese Auction

Nov 30

Please come out and show your support for a local young lady who has recently undergone 3 brain surgeries to help control her seizures. Chinese Auction will be Nov 30 from noon-5. There will be baked goods along with homemade and direct sales vendors to shop from! A great time to start your holiday shopping! Nelson Community House,11639 Windham Parkman Rd., Garrettsville, Oh 44231

Mad Hot Monday

Dec 1

Free Mad Hot Monday Ballroom Boogie on Dec 1st.  Fun Free Night Featuring Ballroom, Latin, and Swing & Hustle from 6-9 PM at Kuzmans Lounge, 1025 S. State St., Girard, Ohio.  It’s even more fun to do it than it is to watch! Dancing is great for your mind, body and spirit…. Open to the Public.  For more information please contact Kuzmans at 330-545-8521/330-545-8995 or USA Dance volunteer Stephen Barba at 330-502-5492.

Christmas Craft Show

Dec 3 & 4

The 29th annual Beary Merry Christmas Craft Show will be Dec 3rd & 4th from 11-9 at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. Handmade unique holiday gifts, holiday entertainment and Chinese raffle. Door prizes every hour. Lunch and dinner available. $3 admission. Show benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Rummage Sale

Dec 4-6

Christmas Rummage Sale.  Christ Covenant Church, Middlefield. (Upper Doors) December 4th, 5th, & 6th,   9-3:00     Benefit, Charity Children’s Ministries. Gifts, Decorations, Household and Clothing.   Chinese Auction and Bake Sale.

Gift & Craft Show

Dec 5 & 6

Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community Holiday Craft and Gift Sale  will be held Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at 11543 Garfield Road, Hiram, OH 44234. While teaching skills of compassion, teamwork, motivation and trust we create  unique gifts and decorations.

We can’t wait to show you our new collection!

Community Support at Mary Yoder’s

 Dec 6

Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen is reaching out to help those who may struggle to enjoy the holiday season.  On December 6th, beginning at 3:00 pm, Mary Yoder’s will be hosting a Chinese Auction Benefit, with all proceeds from the auction going to support Shop With a Cop and the food pantry in Middlefield.   Along with the auction, guests will enjoy a boxed lunch which includes a choice of a chicken salad sandwich or a ham sandwich, chips, and a cookie.  Coffee and punch will be provided also.Bidding is from 3:00 to 5:00 pm; the drawing begins at 5:00. Admission tickets, which include the boxed lunch and 10 complimentary auction tickets, are on sale for $15.00 at Mary Yoder’s or online at www.maryyodersamishkitchen.com.   Everyone is invited to come, enjoy the afternoon, cross some items off your Christmas list, and most importantly, help your neighbor.

Fill A Cruiser

Dec 6

The Garrettsville Police Department will be holding a Fill A Cruiser event on December 6th from 10am to 3pm at the Garrettsville Save A Lot.  Nonperishable foods will be collected for the Garrettsville Nelson Community Cupboard.  Any cash donations will go to the Hiram Police Department Shop with a cop program.

Contra Dance

Dec 6

Troy Township Contra Dance will be Dec 6th at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). All ages join in the irresistibly fun atmosphere of contra dance and live folk music by the band “Mr. Haney”.  Lesson at 6:30pm.  Dance 7:30-10:30pm.  Adult $8, student $5, family $25.

Pizza with Santa

Dec 6

Come meet Santa at the annual Kiwanis of the Western Reserve Pizza with Santa Dec 6th from 10:00am-12:30pm in the Hiram Christian Church Fellowship Hall.  Tickets are $3.00, children 2 & under FREE.  Tickets can be purchased at Cortland Bank in Mantua, Hiram College Bookstore, Middlefield Bank in Garrettsville & Mantua or at the door. There will be reindeer games, songs, face painting, ornament making, cookie decorating!  Secret Santa Shop for children sponsored by the Hiram College Bookstore, holiday gifts $1.00-$5.00.

Christmas Craft 

Dec 6

Back by popular demand, Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik is teaching her tabletop Christmas tree craft class. This time you’ll make a beautiful tree from fresh evergreens. Spruce, fir, boxwood, rhody, pine, cedar, juniper, and more. The fragrance is wonderful. Decorate your creation with garland, ribbons, berries, feathers, dried flowers, little ornaments or go wherever your fancy takes you. For a special touch add a string of mini lights! These trees make great gifts too. Join us for a morning of holiday fun and bring a friend to share it with. December 6th from 9-noon. Cost is $35

Monthly Dance 

Dec 6

Portage County Chapter #600 Parents Without Partners monthly dance will be Dec 6th from 7:30-11pm at Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 W. Ave. in Tallmadge. Open to public. The theme for this dance is Winter Wonderland, ladies are encouraged to dress semi-formally. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information about PWP call Warrine 330-322-9559.

Toys for Tots

Dec 7 

American Legion 737 Toys for Tots will be Dec 7th at the Legion Post 16465 Milton Blvd in Lake Milton. Entry fee is $5.00 or a new, unwrapped children’s toy. Festivities will be from 1-9:30. For more info contact Jodi Minotti 330-349-4743, Joseph Leonard 330-654-4093 or Don Brown 330-980-8896.

Christmas Concert

Dec 7

St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville is presenting their annual Christmas Concert on Dec 7th at 6pm. The Bell Choir, Adult Vocal Choir, and the O.K. Chorale Children’s Choir will present a delightful program of sacred and secular Advent and Christmas music.

Pearl Harbor Day

Dec 7

Pearl Harbor Day Memorial will be at 11 am at the Village Gazebo in Burton. Open to public. Call Bo 440-834-8764 for more info.

Trip to “Christmas City”

Dec 10-12

Join St. Anselm Young of Heart in “Christmas City,” Bethlehem, PA, on December 10-12. There will be a guided tour of Bethlehem by Night, a factory tour of Martin Guitar, the Christmas Putz at the Central Moravian Church, and much more. Included are 5 meals, two nights of rooms at the Sands Resort & Casino with $60 free slot play, 5 meals, luggage handling and gratuities. Cost is $365 ($374 for non-members). Everyone is welcome on Young of Heart trips. All trips leave from St. Anselm Church in Chesterland. Call Nancy for further information, 440-729-9684.

RFC Craft Show

Dec 12 & 13

The 5th Annual Renaissance Family Center Craft Show will be Dec 12th from 12-5 and Dec 13th from 10-5. Many crafters, vendors, etc. There are some spots open for crafters & vendors call 330-527-5787.

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 13

The Palmyra Fire Department and the Palmyra Fireflies will be hosting the 8th Annual “Breakfast with Santa.” The breakfast will be held at the Palmyra fire station on Dec 13th from 8-11am . Santa will be arriving at 8:30 am on a fire truck!  Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage and a beverage. Cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for ages 4 – 10 and 3 and under are FREE.  Along with Breakfast with Santa each family will receive one 4×6 picture with Santa. Additional pictures will be available for $2.00 each. Santa will have a small surprise for each child as well.  Non-perishable items are also being collected to help an adopted family this year during the holiday season. We encourage all to come and join the fun with Santa and the Palmyra Fire Department.

Indoor Baseball Camp

Jan 4

Youngstown State University and Sluggers Indoor Baseball are hosting six week baseball camps starting Jan  4 at Youngstown State, and March 8 at the Sluggers Indoor Baseball facility. Youngstown State coach, Craig Antush, and Director of Operations at the U.S. Baseball Academy, Joe Marker, will direct their respective sites in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy.  Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.

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American Legion Breakfast

Mondays

Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188.

Community Center in Mantua Open

Tuesdays

The Community Center at Mantua Center meets Tuesdays in the cafeteria wing of the old Mantua Center School, on Center Road just north of SR 82.  Doors open at 9:oo, with coffee ready by 9:30, when the watercolor painters gather.  When everyone but those in charge has left, we lock up until 5:00pm, when we reopen for the “Don’t Eat Alone Supper,” served at 5:30, food provided by staff.  If you eat alone way too often, come join us.  Remember, we are closed on Nov 4, as the room is used for the election.

Donations Needed

Donations of fabric, yarn, old sheets, curtains, etc. are needed to help make turkey/pilgrim/ Native American costumes by art students for our annual Turkey Trot at GHS.  The Turkey Trot is our kick-off pep rally for our big holiday food drive and students are designing costumes for a Turkey Fashion Show this year.  Any materials you may and would like to donate may be brought to the high school during school hours.  Call 527-4341 with questions.

JAG Band Fruit Sale

Now-Nov 30

The holidays are approaching…there is no better time for healthy, sweet, Florida fresh citrus! James A Garfield Band is selling grove-fresh Florida navel oranges and Indian River red grapefruit now through Nov 30th. Many options to order: contact any band member, call the school 330-527-4341, or go online to www.FloridaIndianRiverGroves.com, click on the “Order Now!” button and enter our ID #539037. You can have fruit delivered to the school or your home. THANK YOU! WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!!

Soup & Sandwich Sale

Nov 7

The Newton Falls United Methodist Church will be holding their Soup and Sandwich sale at 336 Ridge Road Newton Falls, OH, Nov 7th from 11:30 to 1:30.  Soups stuffed pepper, Potato, Veg. beef.  Sandwich Chicken Salad, Sloppy Joe, and Sausage.

Pigskin Preview

Nov 7

Football season will be over, but the James A Garfield Bands will still be going strong! Support the band on Nov. 1st at your local merchants by donating money to the many band members who will be around town. Also you can hear the JAG Marching Pride one last time as they perform halftime favorites at the free “Pigskin Review” on Nov. 7th at 7:00 in the Iva L. Walker Auditorium at Garfield High School.

Looking for Swim Lessons for Your Children?

Nov 7

Well, look no further than Hiram College.  This will be our last session of Water Dog Swim Lessons for the semester.  Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to have your child learn a valuable life lesson.  Get instruction from the college’s finest once a week for a four week period.  Each lesson lasts forty-five minutes with an additional fifteen minutes for your child to gain more confidence in the water.    Ages four and up welcomed.  Sign up November 7 from 2:30-4:30 at the swim pool or online at www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons.  Lesson times are from 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, and 5-6pm Sunday afternoons on November 16, 30, December 7 and 14.  Cost is forty dollars.  For more information, please contact Brian O’Neill at 330.569.5343.

Crestwood Jr Sr Seminar Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 7

Crestwood High School’s Junior-Senior Seminar helps students to raise awareness of their roles in society and develop into community leaders. Our group has chosen to raise money for the GarrettsvilleStrong fund. A spaghetti dinner will be held at Crestwood High School on Nov 7th from 4:30-6:30 in the cafeteria.

Pre-sale tickets for the spaghetti dinner are  $7\per person. If anyone would like to purchase them they can contact Adriana French, at arfrench101@yahoo.com

Auction  and Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 8

Everyone is invited.  First Church of God in Newton Falls is sponsoring an auction and spaghetti dinner on  Nov 8th.  Numerous items are available for auction.  All items are new or lightly used.  This promises to be a fun filled evening for the entire family.  Spaghetti dinner will be held at 5:00 p.m., Auction will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Spaghetti dinner – 12 years and above -$8.00, 4-11 years $4.00, 3 and under free.  First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls.

4C’s Craft Show

Nov 8

The Crestwood 4 C ‘ s annual craft show will be held on Saturday, Nov 8 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Shalersville Town Hall.  The show features local artisans and crafters, door prizes and a $100 Grand Prize gift card.   One ticket, good for door prizes and the Grand Prize, will be given for each non-perishable food item donated the day of the show.  Tickets for prizes can also be purchased $.50 or 3/$1.00.

Chinese Auction

Nov 8

Chinese Auction Nov 8, The K. I. D. Cancer Foundation will host our 5th annual Chinese Auction at the Parkman Community House located on State Route 422 in Parkman, Ohio. Hundreds of items up for bid. $1,000 Deal-or-No Deal Game. 50/50 Raffle, Door prize, Food & Soft drinks. Free reserved seating if you choose. Credit cards accepted. Doors open at 3:00pm. Drawings start at 6:pm. If you have any questions please call: (330) 889-9600.

USO/1940’s Era Dance

Nov 8

VFW Post 1055 Ladies Auxiliary, 6000 New Milford Rd., Ravenna, is gearing up for a USO/1940’s era dance and 50/50 raffle to be held Nov  8th  from 4-8pm at the Post home. Cost per ticket is $5.00 which includes ballroom dancing and swing dancing demonstrations, vocalist, and DJ Chuck Casalicchio.  All the entertainment is being provided free.   1940’s era refreshments are provide free of charge. The event is open to the public and tickets may be purchased at the door.  For more information contact Judy at 330-9313-8910.

Community Dinner

Nov 8

A Free Community Dinner will be served on Nov 8th at the Brick Chapel from 5-6pm. The Chapel is located at 9003 N. Main St., Windham. It is sponsored by the Congregational UCC. Our Free Dinners are now bring served on The second Saturday of each month, weekly instead of Thursdays.

Amish Craft Show

Nov 8

Amish Craft Show Over 40 vendors, Nov 8th from 9-3:30 at Joe’s Window Shop, corner of 168 & Shedd Rd. For info call Judy 216-410-3265 or Joe 44-834-0326.

Scotch Doubles

Nov 8

8th Count Dance Studio Scotch Doubles fundraiser will be Nov 8th. This will begin at 9: 00 pm at Sky Lanes Bowling Alley; doors will open at 8:30 pm. The price is 40.00 per couple or 20.00 for individual. We will also be having a Chinese Auction, 50/50 and Door Prizes. To purchase tickets, contact Nicole Thompson at 330-687-8288 at any time.

Smoked Sausage Dinner

Nov 8

Smoked sausage, potato and green bean dinner will be Nov 8th at the First Christian Church, North Center Street, Newton Falls from 4:00-7:00 pm. Cornbread, applesauce, drinks and dessert are included with the dinner. Proceeds for the wrought iron fence project of the Newton Township Cemetery Association.  Advance tickets may be purchased from any member of the association or call Louanne at 330.872.1353. Tickets prices are: Adults-$9, Children 3 to 11-$6, Ages 2 and under-Free.

St. Anselm Christmas Boutique 

Nov 8

St. Anselm Women’s Guild Annual Christmas Boutique will be held on November 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Anselm Church, 13013 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland. There will be over 80 vendors, a bake sale, a snack bar, and a Chinese Raffle with many great prizes. Your $1.00 admission includes one Chinese Raffle ticket. Join the Boutique Bounce by also stopping at Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Rd. in Kirtland and St. Mark Lutheran Church at 11900 Chillicothe Rd. in Chesterland on the same day. (St. Mark’s is also on Friday evening.) Pick up a card at your first stop and have it stamped at each show for a chance to win one of three gift baskets.

Pancake Breakfast

Nov 8

BSA Troop 4262 is having a Pancake Breakfast. The featured pancake this year will be Pumpkin. Come and join us before you head out to the Village Christmas Walk. There will be pumpkin and old fashioned buttermilk pancakes, sausage, warm syrup, cinnamon butter and assorted beverages. Nov 8th from 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m. The breakfast will be held at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Avenue, Garrettsville. A suggested donation of 5.00 for adults, 3.00 kids 12-4 and children 3 and under free.

Arts & Crafts Show

Nov 8-9, 15-16

The Bell Family and Friends will be holding an Original Art and Crafts show on November 8 &9 and 15 & 16  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location is 8228 Maple Avenue in Garrettsville, OH  There will be original drawings and paintings for sale as well as handcrafted items and quilted items.  Visitors can also purchase Village Piecemakers raffle tickets.

St. Joseph Garden Club’s Annual Christmas Boutique

Nov 9

Don’t miss one of the area’s nicest craft shows, sponsored by the St. Joseph Garden Club. Held in St. Joseph Church’s Hughes Hall in Mantua on Nov 9th from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, the Christmas Boutique offers hand-crafted items, baked goods, raffles, door prizes, and breakfast and lunch items.  Members of St. Joseph’s PSR program will run the kitchen offering snack, lunch and dessert items at one of the areas nicest craft shows. St. Joseph’s is located at 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. off Pioneer Trail in Mantua.

Pancakes at the Grange

Nov 9 

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee, Sunday, November 9th,  from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon.  The cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under.

Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 9

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an All-You-Can-Eat spaghetti dinner Nov 9th at Saint Mary’s social hall,120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls from 12-3. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Adults: $8.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), Children: Free (5 & under). Carryouts available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

Happy Hour Painting for Veterans

Nov 10

TAG is offering a free Happy Hour Painting class for veterans only, as a thank you for their service.  The class will be held November 10th from 6-8 at Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Avenue, Warren, Ohio.  All materials are provided, and each participant will leave with a completed painting.  Veterans wishing to attend should call 330 395-4876 to reserve a spot.  Class size is limited to 30, so call early.

Youth Boys Basketball Registration

Nov 10

Ravenna Parks and Recreation is offering youth boys basketball, and registration begins November 10, 2014.  Teams will be formed by the following grades: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6.  Practices and games are held at various schools in Ravenna.  Practices begin in January and games are held February through beginning of April.  Ravenna city taxpayer fee is $40; non-city taxpayer fee is $48. Registration deadline is December 12, 2014 in office and December 14, 2014 for Internet   PRE-REGISTRATION is a Must at the Ravenna Parks and Recreation Office at 530 N. Freedom Street, Ravenna, from 8:00a.m thru 12noon or from 1:00p.m. thru 4:15p.m. or visit us at www.ci.ravenna.oh.us.  For further information please contact us at: 330-296-2864.

Veteran’s Day Program

Nov 11

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Veteran’s Day program will be Nov 11th from 9-11am at Newbury Elementary School Auditorium. Call Bo 440-834-8764 for more details.

Soup & Chili Dinner

Nov 11

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield open house soup and chili dinner will be from 4:30-7 at the Legion Home on Goodwin Street in Burton. Call Bo 440-834-8764 for more details.

Band Fundraiser

Nov 11

School Spirit Tastes Great! Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the James A. Garfield Bands. Come into the Streetsboro Chipotle on Nov 11th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to James A. Garfield Band Boosters.

Library Closed Veterans Day

Nov 11

All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on Nov 11th in observance of Veterans Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Nov 12th. Visit the Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org for information about library programs and services. Find us on Facebook. Follow us on Pinterest.

Thanksgiving Donation Box

Nov 11

The Center of Hope Thanksgiving Donation Box is at Hardparts! Please consider helping to make a great holiday for families in Portage County. (The box will be picked up November 11th.) Hardparts Technology Services. Open Weekdays 9-6 p.m. & Saturdays 9-1 p.m. 435 W. Main St., Ravenna, Ohio 330.297.9627

J.A. Garifield Board of Education Meeting 

Nov 13 & Dec 11

The Board of Education regular meeting will be held at the Elementary School Professional Development Center.  The regular meeting is scheduled for the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Fish Fry

Nov 14

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry will be Nov 14th from 4-7:30 at 8149 Water Street. Fish, Shrimp or combo, also chicken tenders available with your choice of baked potato or French fries, green beans & coleslaw or applesauce with dinner roll and butter. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330. There will not be a fish fry in December and no steak fry in November or December.

Holiday Garage Sale

Nov 14 & 15

The Upton Association announces the schedule for the annual Holiday Garage Sale. The holiday Christmas Sale will be November 14 & 15 from 9-4. Donations are requested on November 11 from 9AM to noon, November 12 from noon to 3PM and Wednesday  from 9AM to noon. The Christmas sale will take place in the garage as well as several rooms in Upton House. For more information, contact Susan at 330-538-3182 or email at institches5848@aol.com. Upton House is located on 380 Mahoning Avenue NW.

Scout Vendor & Craft Show

Nov 15

The Parents of Cub Scout Pack 4067 invite you to a Craft Show Nov 15th from 10-4pm at the First Congregational Church of Newton Falls. The church is located at 612 West Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444. Vendors to be at the show are: Scentsy, Tupperware, Heaven Lee Portraits, Thirty-One, Homemade Crafts, Baked Good, and so much more! Chinese Auction and refreshments will be available. Hope to see you there and Thank you for Supporting Scouting.

Texas Hold’Em 

Nov 15

Texas Hold’Em tournament will be Nov 15th at Kent Elks Lodge, 2265 E. Erie St., Ravenna from 4-? Food and beverage provided. Seating is limited. Payout 70%, 30% donated to JDRF via Team Alaina. Questions call Jennifer 330-360-3869, Alan 330-360-2242 or Joe 330-442-3155.

Fall Holiday Arrangement

Nov15

Join Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton, to make your very own fall holiday container arrangement. Need something on the porch to welcome guests during the holidays, a festive touch on the hearth, jazz up the dining room for Thanksgiving or maybe a hostess gift? You’ll turn a classic 10-12” flower pot into a beautiful fall holiday decoration. Phyllis has sweet Annie, sedum, dried grasses, berries, curly willow, hydrangea, astilbe, tansy, bittersweet and more to work with. Then you’ll top off your creation with a gorgeous florist bow. As an extra treat, Phyllis will show you how, with a few simple changes, you can convert your fall arrangement to a winter/Christmas decoration. So join us for this craft from the garden and bring a friend to share the fun. This will take place November 15th from 9-noon. Cost is $35.

Property Hike & Questionnaire

Nov 15-16

Hiram Township Property Hike and Questionnaire.  Come join the Community Evaluations and Accomplishments Committee (CEAC) for a hike on the new Township property to look at the area the trustees will be conserving.  The purpose of the hike will be to get feedback for ideas about a future park as well as community use of the property.  Tentative dates are Nov 15 and 16.  Check next week’s Villager for times and meeting point.  See you there!  For more information, contact Tim Kasper 330-569-7387 or Dan Brokos  440-321-5782

Craft Show

Nov 15 & 16

Nelson Literary Music Club invites you to our 4th annual Craft Show Nov 15 & 16 from 10am-5pm both days. The show will take place at the Nelson Community Center on Nelson Circle. Many handmade crafts, baked goods and more. For more information call 330-527-5787.

16,000 Acres: A walk on the wild side

Nov 16

Flat as a pancake, straight as an arrow, and high and dry is a walk through a section of the 16,000 acre the wildlife refuge complex in Trumbull County. The adjacent Mosquito Creek and Grand River Wildlife Areas are the home of eagles, bears, otters, cranes, bobcats and more. The gravel pathway has extensive vistas and bisects a large wetland/meadow complex allowing for ample opportunities for wildlife observation. Multiple bald eagle sightings are the rule along with various other raptors and sandhill cranes on this easy walk. Join guide Bob Faber from 10:00am-Noon. Hiking fee: $7 for members ($10 for non-members). Register by November 12 (330.569.6003 or emailsorrickmw@hiram.edu).

Journey North Tulip Garden

Nov 16

Citizen scientists in the northern hemisphere plant Red Emperor tulip bulbs to help monitor seasonal change in a scientific way. At planting and in the spring when plants emerge and bloom, data is reported to Journey North, the nation’s premiere citizen scientist program for children. Children, ages 6 and up, are invited to help plant the James H. Barrow Tulip Test Garden from 10:00am-Noon. An overview of the program and exploration of bulbs will be followed by planting and then hot chocolate or cider. Registration is required and will be limited to 15. To register, call Jane O’Brien at 330 338-4218 or email her at obrienjs@hiram.edu.

Thanksgiving Community Meal

Nov 20

There’s a CHANGE! What? NO, Don’t like it! Just for ONE month. Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham. Is changing  their Thanksgiving Community meal date. So save the date. Not the fourth Thursday of November, it’s the third Thursday of November, the 20th. 5-6:30 pm. See you there!!!

Free Community Meal

Nov 20

Christ Lutheran in Mantua will be holding their Free Community Meal on November 20 from 5 to 6:30 PM. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal and an opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors.  We look forward to seeing you.

Holiday Open House

Nov 20-22

TAG is hosting a 21014 Holiday Open House, featuring the Gift Shop at our Gallery.  Join us and watch local artists and crafters ply their trade.  Enjoy displays and demonstrations, festive music, and treats.  Browse for the perfect gift – for yourself or a loved one – or pick up a piece of original art.  While you’re here, you can also check out the TAA Holiday Art Show.  We will be open the 20th and 21st from 11 am to 6 pm, and the 22nd from Noon to 4 pm.  Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481. Admission is free.

Craft & Vendor Show

Nov 22

JAG Elementary PTO craft & vendor show will be Nov 22 from 10-3 at JAG Elementary school. Table space available for $25 and must donate an item for Chinese auction. Concession and baked goods available for purchase. All funds raised will go toward JAG Elementary School Playground Upgrades. For questions or more information contact Michelle Phifer 330-931-6418 or michelle.phifer@yahoo.com

Comedian Showcase

Nov 22

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre presents their bi-annual Comedian Showcase on November 22nd b at 7:00 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. 50/50 and Chinese Auction will be available.

Special Thanksgiving Event

Nov 23

The 31st Annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted by the Mantua Knights of Columbus Council #3766, is set for Nov 23 at 1:00 p.m. at their hall located at 11845 St. Rt. 44, just North of St. Rt. 82 in Mantua.  Call 330-274-4982 for your reservation beginning November 1st.  Limited seating available.

Santa’s Collection Craft Show

Nov 29

14th Annual Santa’s Collection Craft Show  will be Nov 29th from 9-3. Area crafters, unique gifts, crafts and toys. Free admission to show. For table information call Carol 440-834-4532. All proceeds benefit scholarship fund. Burton American Legion Post 459, Goodwin St.

Breakfast with Santa

Nov 29 & 30

Breakfast with Santa will be Nov 29th & 30th from 9am-1pm at Burton American Legion Post 459, Goodwin St. in Burton. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for kids 6-12 and free for kids under 5.

Chinese Auction

Nov 30

Please come out and show your support for a local young lady who has recently undergone 3 brain surgeries to help control her seizures. Chinese Auction will be Nov 30 from noon-5. There will be baked goods along with homemade and direct sales vendors to shop from! A great time to start your holiday shopping! Nelson Community House,11639 Windham Parkman Rd., Garrettsville, Oh 44231

Christmas Craft Show

Dec 3 & 4

The 29th annual Beary Merry Christmas Craft Show will be Dec 3Rd & 4th from 11-9 at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. Handmade unique holiday gifts, holiday entertainment and Chinese raffle. Door prizes every hour. Lunch and dinner available. $3 admission. Show benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Event will be held at Normandy Party Center, 30310 Palisades Parkway, Wickliffe.

Community Support at Mary Yoder’s

 Dec 6

Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen is reaching out to help those who may struggle to enjoy the holiday season.  On December 6th, beginning at 3:00 pm, Mary Yoder’s will be hosting a Chinese Auction Benefit, with all proceeds from the auction going to support Shop With a Cop and the food pantry in Middlefield.   Along with the auction, guests will enjoy a boxed lunch which includes a choice of a chicken salad sandwich or a ham sandwich, chips, and a cookie.  Coffee and punch will be provided also.Bidding is from 3:00 to 5:00 pm; the drawing begins at 5:00. Admission tickets, which include the boxed lunch and 10 complimentary auction tickets, are on sale for $15.00 at Mary Yoder’s or online at www.maryyodersamishkitchen.com.   Everyone is invited to come, enjoy the afternoon, cross some items off your Christmas list, and most importantly, help your neighbor.

Christmas Craft 

Dec 6

Back by popular demand Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik is teaching her tabletop Christmas tree craft class. This time you’ll make a beautiful tree from fresh evergreens. Spruce, fir, boxwood, rhody, pine, cedar, juniper, and more. The fragrance is wonderful. Decorate your creation with garland, ribbons, berries, feathers, dried flowers, little ornaments or go wherever your fancy takes you. For a special touch add a string of mini lights! These trees make great gifts too. Join us for a morning of holiday fun and bring a friend to share it with. December 6th from 9-noon. Cost is $35

Trip to “Christmas City”

Dec 10-12

Join St. Anselm Young of Heart in “Christmas City,” Bethlehem, PA, on December 10-12. There will be a guided tour of Bethlehem by Night, a factory tour of Martin Guitar, the Christmas Putz at the Central Moravian Church, and much more. Included are 5 meals, two nights of rooms at the Sands Resort & Casino with $60 free slot play, 5 meals, luggage handling and gratuities. Cost is $365 ($374 for non-members). Everyone is welcome on Young of Heart trips. All trips leave from St. Anselm Church in Chesterland. Call Nancy for further information, 440-729-9684.

RFC Craft Show

Dec 12 & 13

The 5th Annual Renaissance Family Center Craft Show will be Dec 12th from 12-5 and Dec 13th from 10-5. Many crafters, vendors, etc. There are some spots open for crafters & vendors call 330-527-5787.

Indoor Baseball Camp

Jan 4

Youngstown State University and Sluggers Indoor Baseball are hosting six week baseball camps starting January 4 at Youngstown State, and March 8 at the Sluggers Indoor Baseball facility. Youngstown State coach, Craig Antush, and Director of Operations at the U.S. Baseball Academy, Joe Marker, will direct their respective sites in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy.  Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.

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American Legion Breakfast

Mondays

Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188.

Community Center in Mantua Open

Tuesdays

The Community Center at Mantua Center meets Tuesdays in the cafeteria wing of the old Mantua Center School, on Center Road just north of SR 82.  Doors open at 9:oo, with coffee ready by 9:30, when the watercolor painters gather.  When everyone but those in charge has left, we lock up until 5:00pm, when we reopen for the “Don’t Eat Alone Supper,” served at 5:30, food provided by staff.  If you eat alone way too often, come join us.  Remember, we are closed on Nov 4, as the room is used for the election.

Donations Needed

Donations of fabric, yarn, old sheets, curtains, etc. are needed to help make turkey/pilgrim/ Native American costumes by art students for our annual Turkey Trot at GHS.  The Turkey Trot is our kick-off pep rally for our big holiday food drive and students are designing costumes for a Turkey Fashion Show this year.  Any materials you may and would like to donate may be brought to the high school during school hours.  Call 527-4341 with questions.

JAG Band Fruit Sale

Now-Nov 30

The holidays are approaching…there is no better time for healthy, sweet, Florida fresh citrus! James A Garfield Band is selling grove-fresh Florida navel oranges and Indian River red grapefruit now through Nov 30th. Many options to order: contact any band member, call the school 330-527-4341, or go online to www.FloridaIndianRiverGroves.com, click on the “Order Now!” button and enter our ID #539037. You can have fruit delivered to the school or your home. THANK YOU! WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!!

Free Meal

Oct 31

God Provides a free meal Oct 31st from 4-6 at Nelson United Methodist Church. Dinner will include beef stew, coleslaw, roll and desserts.

Contra Dance

Nov 1

Troy Township Contra Dance will be Nov 1st at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). All ages join in the foot stompin’, crowd pleasin’ atmosphere of Contra Dance and live folk music.  Lesson at 6:30pm.  Dance 7:30-10:30pm.  Adult $8, student $5, family $25.

Murder at the Pigskin Party

Nov 1

The Murder at The Pigskin Party will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall located on 11845 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, Ohio 44255. The event will feature entertainment by the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre Mystery Group and dinner catered by Guido’s in Ravenna.  Tickets are available on a presale basis for $40 each.   Tickets can be purchased at Huntington Bank (Garrettsville), Skylanes Bowling (Garrettsville), by calling Karen at 330-527-2622 or Norm at 330-527-8093, or online at www.eventbrite.com (search word “Murder”) and fommysterdinner14.eventbrite.com  This event is sponsored by the Friends of Melana and the proceeds will be used to further research for children’s glioma brain cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in young people.

Pricetown Turkey Dinner

Nov 1

Pricetown Church will be holding their annual turkey dinner on November 1st from 4pm to 7pm at the Newton Falls High School, 907 Milton Blvd, south, Newton Falls, Ohio. It will be an all you can eat buffet.  Cost Adults $10 and Children $5. Carry outs will be available

21st Annual Labrae Craft Show

Nov 1

21st Annual LaBrae Craft Show will be Nov 1st from 10-4 at LaBrae High School Complex, 1001 North Leavitt Rd., Leavittsburg, OH 44430. Free admission and parking. Over 120 vendors. Homemade food served all day. Email labraecraftshow@gmail.com for more information.

Annual Bazaar

Nov 1

The Women’s group at Portage Faith United Methodist Church, 9922 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua invites you to their Annual Bazaar & Country Store on Nov 1st from 9-2. Admission is free. Continental breakfast and light lunch available. For more information; 216-408-5278.

Trunk or Treat

Nov 1

Trunk or Treat at Hambden Congregational Church will be November 1st from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Church is located at 13840 GAR Hwy Hambden Township. Free event for the whole family, chili & hot dogs will be served. More info: Dorothy @ 440.286.4655 or 11311vulcankd@roadrunner.com

Christmas Extravaganza

Nov 1

St.Edward Church 2014 Christmas Extravaganza will be Nov 1st from 9-4 at Rose Hall, 16150 Center St., Parkman. A holiday affair, a variety of unique vendors and crafters to liven up your holiday shopping experience. Bake sale and Chinese auction in support of the Women’s Renewal 2015. Free Santa pictures bring your camera.

Costume Party & Haunted House 

Nov 1

The Windham Church of Christ, 9837 Wolf Road, Windham, will have its monthly kids party on Nov 1st from 5-7pm in the fellowship hall. We will have games and prizes, decorate Halloween cookies and have a haunted house! For a fun and scary time, plan to join us!

Eagles, Loons & Big Red

Nov 1

Explore the Eagle Loop trail (9:00am-Noon) through the old growth forest in the rolling Amish hills of Headwaters Park near Middlefield. Impressive trees are found along the crenulated shoreline of the quite waters of the East Branch Reservoir. Big Red resides here. A bald eagle nest is easily seen as are the eagles themselves, along with loons, tundra swans, and other waterfowl that find the lake a quite refuge during the fall migration. Following our jaunt we will visit the little known Brisket Grill for a great deli lunch. Hiking fee: $8 for members ($12 for non-members). Register by October 29 (330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu).

Auditions for “Cheaper by the Dozen”

Nov 1 & 3

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is holding auditions for “Cheaper by the Dozen” November 1st at 11am and November 3rd at 7pm in the James A. Garfield High School.  Children parts are: Girls ages 10-18, Boys ages 9-15. Adult parts for both men and women.  Please have a short monologue prepared. No singing is needed for this production. For more information contact Jackie at rinearson05@frontier.com.  The show runs January 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24, 2015. Rehearsals will take place Monday-Thursdays starting November 10th.

Chinese Auction 

Nov 2

Windham Athletic Boosters 8th Annual Chinese Auction, November 2nd at Windham High School-Gymnasium. Doors open at 12:00pm. Refreshments Available.

Pancake Brunch

Nov 2

Windham Lions Club will be hosting a pancake brunch Nov  2nd from 8-1 at The Brick Chapel on North Main Street.

Chinese Auction & Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 2

Nicki Berry is fighting Stage 3 ovarian cancer; we are holding a Chinese auction and spaghetti dinner in her honor Nov 2nd from 1-4 at the Newton Falls Community Center. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 8-12 and under 5 free. All donations are gratefully accepted. Any questions call Wanda London 330-872-3384 or 330-872-0230.

MVGC Meeting

Nov 3

The next meeting of the MVGC will be on Nov. 3rd at noon.  The meeting will be held at the home of Paula Tubalkin.  Master Gardener, Jeanna Pisegna, will give the club a “Tour through Italy and its Gardens”.  Included will be a history of the Italian Renaissance Gardens, and the Vatican Gardens.  The day will include a light lunch, and business meeting, where the 2015 officers will be installed. Anyone interested in hearing Jeanna’s presentation, is welcome to come.  Please call Paula @ 330-274-2890, to RSVP & get directions.

Bulbs, Beyond the Ordinary

Nov 6

Tulips and daffodils are only the beginning. Galanthus, scillia, arum, fritillaria, allium, fabulous lilies, ranunculus, muscari, chionodoxa, anemone, lycoris. The list goes on and on. Learn about the amazing array of bulb grown plants and how to add them to your garden. You can have blooms from March through October year after year. We’ll help you select which bulbs will work best for you and how to get them to bloom year after year, even tulips. So take your garden beyond the ordinary and join us for the world of bulbs. This will take place Nov 6th from 7-9pm at the  OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. Cost is $15.

Erika Gold To Speak 

Nov 6

Thursday November 6, the Shalersville Historical Society will meet at 7 pm in the museum on St. Rt. 44 for their monthly meeting . A short business meeting will precede our guest speaker of the evening Erika Gold.  She will share her experiences as a survivor from Hungary during World  War 2.  Light refreshments will be served and anyone interested in hearing Mrs Gold are welcome to attend.

Medievalist Bedtime Stories

Nov 6

Did you ever wonder where J.R.R. Tolkien found inspiration for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings? Join the Friends of the Hiram College Library for “Medievalist Bedtime Stories,” a talk exploring this topic by professor of English Paul Gaffney. Gaffney will trace the roots of Tolkein’s fertile imagination in medieval literature, which Tolkien loved and studied his whole life, and note how this is reflected in the recent (and upcoming) films. The program will be at 7 p.m. on November 6, in the Pritchard Room of the Hiram College Library.

International Workers to Speak

Nov 6-9

You are invited to the Windham Bible Church, 9550 Parkman Rd Windham, OH. , to hear International Workers Roger and Ellen Elbel from Israel.  The event will be Nov. 6, 7 and 8 at 6:30 pm then on Nov. 9th at 10:30 am.

Pigskin Preview

Nov 7

Football season will be over, but the James A Garfield Bands will still be going strong! Support the band on Nov. 1st at your local merchants by donating money to the many band members who will be around town. Also you can hear the JAG Marching Pride one last time as they perform halftime favorites at the free “Pigskin Review” on Nov. 7th at 7:00 in the Iva L. Walker Auditorium at Garfield High School.

Looking for Swim Lessons for Your Children?

Nov 7

Well, look no further than Hiram College.  This will be our last session of Water Dog Swim Lessons for the semester.  Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to have your child learn a valuable life lesson.  Get instruction from the college’s finest once a week for a four week period.  Each lesson lasts forty-five minutes with an additional fifteen minutes for your child to gain more confidence in the water.    Ages four and up welcomed.  Sign up November 7 from 2:30-4:30 at the swim pool or online at www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons.  Lesson times are from 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, and 5-6pm Sunday afternoons on November 16, 30, December 7 and 14.  Cost is forty dollars.  For more information, please contact Brian O’Neill at 330.569.5343.

Crestwood Jr Sr Seminar Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 7

Crestwood High School’s Junior-Senior Seminar helps students to raise awareness of their roles in society and develop into community leaders. Our group has chosen to raise money for the GarrettsvilleStrong fund. A spaghetti dinner will be held at Crestwood High School on Nov 7th from 4:30-6:30 in the cafeteria.

Pre-sale tickets for the spaghetti dinner are  $7\per person. If anyone would like to purchase them they can contact Adriana French, at arfrench101@yahoo.com

Auction  and Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 8

Everyone is invited.  First Church of God in Newton Falls is sponsoring an auction and spaghetti dinner on  Nov 8th.  Numerous items are available for auction.  All items are new or lightly used.  This promises to be a fun filled evening for the entire family.  Spaghetti dinner will be held at 5:00 p.m., Auction will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Spaghetti dinner – 12 years and above -$8.00, 4-11 years $4.00, 3 and under free.  First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls.

4C’s Craft Show

Nov 8

The Crestwood 4 C ‘ s annual craft show will be held on Saturday, Nov 8 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Shalersville Town Hall.  The show features local artisans and crafters, door prizes and a $100 Grand Prize gift card.   One ticket, good for door prizes and the Grand Prize, will be given for each non-perishable food item donated the day of the show.  Tickets for prizes can also be purchased $.50 or 3/$1.00.

Chinese Auction

Nov 8

Chinese Auction Nov 8, The K. I. D. Cancer Foundation will host our 5th annual Chinese Auction at the Parkman Community House located on State Route 422 in Parkman, Ohio. Hundreds of items up for bid. $1,000 Deal-or-No Deal Game. 50/50 Raffle, Door prize, Food & Soft drinks. Free reserved seating if you choose. Credit cards accepted. Doors open at 3:00pm. Drawings start at 6:pm. If you have any questions please call: (330) 889-9600.

USO/1940’s Era Dance

Nov 8

VFW Post 1055 Ladies Auxiliary, 6000 New Milford Rd., Ravenna, is gearing up for a USO/1940’s era dance and 50/50 raffle to be held Nov  8th  from 4-8pm at the Post home. Cost per ticket is $5.00 which includes ballroom dancing and swing dancing demonstrations, vocalist, and DJ Chuck Casalicchio.  All the entertainment is being provided free.   1940’s era refreshments are provide free of charge. The event is open to the public and tickets may be purchased at the door.  For more information contact Judy at 330-9313-8910.

Smoked Sausage Dinner

Nov 8

Smoked sausage, potato and green bean dinner will be Nov 8th at the First Christian Church, North Center Street, Newton Falls from 4:00-7:00 pm. Cornbread, applesauce, drinks and dessert are included with the dinner. Proceeds for the wrought iron fence project of the Newton Township Cemetery Association.  Advance tickets may be purchased from any member of the association or call Louanne at 330.872.1353. Tickets prices are: Adults-$9, Children 3 to 11-$6, Ages 2 and under-Free.

St. Anselm Christmas Boutique 

Nov 8

St. Anselm Women’s Guild Annual Christmas Boutique will be held on November 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Anselm Church, 13013 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland. There will be over 80 vendors, a bake sale, a snack bar, and a Chinese Raffle with many great prizes. Your $1.00 admission includes one Chinese Raffle ticket. Join the Boutique Bounce by also stopping at Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Rd. in Kirtland and St. Mark Lutheran Church at 11900 Chillicothe Rd. in Chesterland on the same day. (St. Mark’s is also on Friday evening.) Pick up a card at your first stop and have it stamped at each show for a chance to win one of three gift baskets.

Pancake Breakfast

Nov 8

BSA Troop 4262 is having a Pancake Breakfast. The featured pancake this year will be Pumpkin. Come and join us before you head out to the Village Christmas Walk. There will be pumpkin and old fashioned buttermilk pancakes, sausage, warm syrup, cinnamon butter and assorted beverages. Nov 8th from 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m. The breakfast will be held at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Avenue, Garrettsville. A suggested donation of 5.00 for adults, 3.00 kids 12-4 and children 3 and under free.

Arts & Crafts Show

Nov 8-9, 15-16

The Bell Family and Friends will be holding an Original Art and Crafts show on November 8 &9 and 15 & 16  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location is 8228 Maple Avenue in Garrettsville, OH  There will be original drawings and paintings for sale as well as handcrafted items and quilted items.  Visitors can also purchase Village Piecemakers raffle tickets.

St. Joseph Garden Club’s Annual Christmas Boutique

Nov 9

Don’t miss one of the area’s nicest craft shows, sponsored by the St. Joseph Garden Club. Held in St. Joseph Church’s Hughes Hall in Mantua on Nov 9th from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, the Christmas Boutique offers hand-crafted items, baked goods, raffles, door prizes, and breakfast and lunch items.  Members of St. Joseph’s PSR program will run the kitchen offering snack, lunch and dessert items at one of the areas nicest craft shows. St. Joseph’s is located at 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. off Pioneer Trail in Mantua.

Pancakes at the Grange

Nov 9 

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee, Sunday, November 9th,  from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon.  The cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under.

Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 9

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an All-You-Can-Eat spaghetti dinner Nov 9th at Saint Mary’s social hall,120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls from 12-3. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Adults: $8.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), Children: Free (5 & under). Carryouts available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

Happy Hour Painting for Veterans

Nov 10

TAG is offering a free Happy Hour Painting class for veterans only, as a thank you for their service.  The class will be held November 10th from 6-8 at Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Avenue, Warren, Ohio.  All materials are provided, and each participant will leave with a completed painting.  Veterans wishing to attend should call 330 395-4876 to reserve a spot.  Class size is limited to 30, so call early.

Veteran’s Day Program

Nov 11

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Veteran’s Day program will be Nov 11th from 9-11am at Newbury Elementary School Auditorium. Call Bo 440-834-8764 for more details.

Soup & Chili Dinner

Nov 11

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield open house soup and chili dinner will be from 4:30-7 at the Legion Home on Goodwin Street in Burton. Call Bo 440-834-8764 for more details.

Band Fundraiser

Nov 11

School Spirit Tastes Great! Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the James A. Garfield Bands. Come into the Streetsboro Chipotle on Nov 11th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to James A. Garfield Band Boosters.

Library Closed Veterans Day

Nov 11

All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on Nov 11th in observance of Veterans Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Nov 12th. Visit the Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org for information about library programs and services. Find us on Facebook. Follow us on Pinterest.

Thanksgiving Donation Box

Nov 11

The Center of Hope Thanksgiving Donation Box is at Hardparts! Please consider helping to make a great holiday for families in Portage County. (The box will be picked up November 11th.) Hardparts Technology Services. Open Weekdays 9-6 p.m. & Saturdays 9-1 p.m. 435 W. Main St., Ravenna, Ohio 330.297.9627

Fish Fry

Nov 14

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry will be Nov 14th from 4-7:30 at 8149 Water Street. Fish, Shrimp or combo, also chicken tenders available with your choice of baked potato or French fries, green beans & coleslaw or applesauce with dinner roll and butter. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330. There will not be a fish fry in December and no steak fry in November or December.

Holiday Garage Sale

Nov 14 & 15

The Upton Association announces the schedule for the annual Holiday Garage Sale. The holiday Christmas Sale will be November 14 & 15 from 9-4. Donations are requested on November 11 from 9AM to noon, November 12 from noon to 3PM and Wednesday  from 9AM to noon. The Christmas sale will take place in the garage as well as several rooms in Upton House. For more information, contact Susan at 330-538-3182 or email at institches5848@aol.com. Upton House is located on 380 Mahoning Avenue NW.

Scout Vendor & Craft Show

Nov 15

The Parents of Cub Scout Pack 4067 invite you to a Craft Show Nov 15th from 10-4pm at the First Congregational Church of Newton Falls. The church is located at 612 West Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444. Vendors to be at the show are: Scentsy, Tupperware, Heaven Lee Portraits, Thirty-One, Homemade Crafts, Baked Good, and so much more! Chinese Auction and refreshments will be available. Hope to see you there and Thank you for Supporting Scouting.

Texas Hold’Em 

Nov 15

Texas Hold’Em tournament will be Nov 15th at Kent Elks Lodge, 2265 E. Erie St., Ravenna from 4-? Food and beverage provided. Seating is limited. Payout 70%, 30% donated to JDRF via Team Alaina. Questions call Jennifer 330-360-3869, Alan 330-360-2242 or Joe 330-442-3155.

Fall Holiday Arrangement

Nov15

Join Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton, to make your very own fall holiday container arrangement. Need something on the porch to welcome guests during the holidays, a festive touch on the hearth, jazz up the dining room for Thanksgiving or maybe a hostess gift? You’ll turn a classic 10-12” flower pot into a beautiful fall holiday decoration. Phyllis has sweet Annie, sedum, dried grasses, berries, curly willow, hydrangea, astilbe, tansy, bittersweet and more to work with. Then you’ll top off your creation with a gorgeous florist bow. As an extra treat, Phyllis will show you how, with a few simple changes, you can convert your fall arrangement to a winter/Christmas decoration. So join us for this craft from the garden and bring a friend to share the fun. This will take place November 15th from 9-noon. Cost is $35.

Craft Show

Nov 15 & 16

Nelson Literary Music Club invites you to our 4th annual Craft Show Nov 15 & 16 from 10am-5pm both days. The show will take place at the Nelson Community Center on Nelson Circle. Many handmade crafts, baked goods and more. For more information call 330-527-5787.

16,000 Acres: A walk on the wild side

Nov 16

Flat as a pancake, straight as an arrow, and high and dry is a walk through a section of the 16,000 acre the wildlife refuge complex in Trumbull County. The adjacent Mosquito Creek and Grand River Wildlife Areas are the home of eagles, bears, otters, cranes, bobcats and more. The gravel pathway has extensive vistas and bisects a large wetland/meadow complex allowing for ample opportunities for wildlife observation. Multiple bald eagle sightings are the rule along with various other raptors and sandhill cranes on this easy walk. Join guide Bob Faber from 10:00am-Noon. Hiking fee: $7 for members ($10 for non-members). Register by November 12 (330.569.6003 or emailsorrickmw@hiram.edu).

Thanksgiving Community Meal

Nov 20

There’s a CHANGE! What? NO, Don’t like it! Just for ONE month. Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham. Is changing  their Thanksgiving Community meal date. So save the date. Not the fourth Thursday of November, it’s the third Thursday of November, the 20th. 5-6:30 pm. See you there!!!

Free Community Meal

Nov 20

Christ Lutheran in Mantua will be holding their Free Community Meal on November 20 from 5 to 6:30 PM. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal and an opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors.  We look forward to seeing you.

Craft & Vendor Show

Nov 22

JAG Elementary PTO craft & vendor show will be Nov 22 from 10-3 at JAG Elementary school. Table space available for $25 and must donate an item for Chinese auction. Concession and baked goods available for purchase. All funds raised will go toward JAG Elementary School Playground Upgrades. For questions or more information contact Michelle Phifer 330-931-6418 or michelle.phifer@yahoo.com

Comedian Showcase

Nov 22

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre presents their bi-annual Comedian Showcase on November 22nd b at 7:00 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. 50/50 and Chinese Auction will be available.

Special Thanksgiving Event

Nov 23

The 31st Annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted by the Mantua Knights of Columbus Council #3766, is set for Nov 23 at 1:00 p.m. at their hall located at 11845 St. Rt. 44, just North of St. Rt. 82 in Mantua.  Call 330-274-4982 for your reservation beginning November 1st.  Limited seating available.

Chinese Auction

Nov 30

Please come out and show your support for a local young lady who has recently undergone 3 brain surgeries to help control her seizures. Chinese Auction will be Nov 30 from noon-5. There will be baked goods along with homemade and direct sales vendors to shop from! A great time to start your holiday shopping! Nelson Community House,11639 Windham Parkman Rd., Garrettsville, Oh 44231

Christmas Craft Show

Dec 3 & 4

The 29th annual Beary Merry Christmas Craft Show will be Dec 3Rd & 4th from 11-9 at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. Handmade unique holiday gifts, holiday entertainment and Chinese raffle. Door prizes every hour. Lunch and dinner available. $3 admission. Show benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Event will be held at Normandy Party Center, 30310 Palisades Parkway, Wickliffe.

Trip to “Christmas City”

Dec 10-12

Join St. Anselm Young of Heart in “Christmas City,” Bethlehem, PA, on December 10-12. There will be a guided tour of Bethlehem by Night, a factory tour of Martin Guitar, the Christmas Putz at the Central Moravian Church, and much more. Included are 5 meals, two nights of rooms at the Sands Resort & Casino with $60 free slot play, 5 meals, luggage handling and gratuities. Cost is $365 ($374 for non-members). Everyone is welcome on Young of Heart trips. All trips leave from St. Anselm Church in Chesterland. Call Nancy for further information, 440-729-9684.

Community Support at Mary Yoder’s

Dec 6

Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen is reaching out to help those who may struggle to enjoy the holiday season.  On December 6th, beginning at 3:00 pm, Mary Yoder’s will be hosting a Chinese Auction Benefit, with all proceeds from the auction going to support Shop With a Cop and the food pantry in Middlefield.   Along with the auction, guests will enjoy a boxed lunch which includes a choice of a chicken salad sandwich or a ham sandwich, chips, and a cookie.  Coffee and punch will be provided also.Bidding is from 3:00 to 5:00 pm; the drawing begins at 5:00. Admission tickets, which include the boxed lunch and 10 complimentary auction tickets, are on sale for $15.00 at Mary Yoder’s or online at www.maryyodersamishkitchen.com.   Everyone is invited to come, enjoy the afternoon, cross some items off your Christmas list, and most importantly, help your neighbor.

Christmas Craft 

Dec 6

Back by popular demand Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik is teaching her tabletop Christmas tree craft class. This time you’ll make a beautiful tree from fresh evergreens. Spruce, fir, boxwood, rhody, pine, cedar, juniper, and more. The fragrance is wonderful. Decorate your creation with garland, ribbons, berries, feathers, dried flowers, little ornaments or go wherever your fancy takes you. For a special touch add a string of mini lights! These trees make great gifts too. Join us for a morning of holiday fun and bring a friend to share it with. December 6th from 9-noon. Cost is $35

RFC Craft Show

Dec 12 & 13

The 5th Annual Renaissance Family Center Craft Show will be Dec 12th from 12-5 and Dec 13th from 10-5. Many crafters, vendors, etc. There are some spots open for crafters & vendors call 330-527-5787.

Indoor Baseball Camp

Jan 4

Youngstown State University and Sluggers Indoor Baseball are hosting six week baseball camps starting January 4 at Youngstown State, and March 8 at the Sluggers Indoor Baseball facility. Youngstown State coach, Craig Antush, and Director of Operations at the U.S. Baseball Academy, Joe Marker, will direct their respective sites in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy.  Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.

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American Legion Breakfast

Mondays

Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188.

After School Crafts

After school crafts at Renaissance Center in Windham in the game room. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Fall crafts made during October.

Softball Player Wanted

Thunder Elite 10u out of Trumbull County is in search of a dedicated, hardworking fast pitch softball player. This is a great opportunity to be part of a very competitive, eager team.  Please call Nate Schick @ (330) 307-6141.

Community Center in Mantua Open

Tuesdays

The Community Center at Mantua Center meets Tuesdays in the cafeteria wing of the old Mantua Center School, on Center Road just north of SR 82.  Doors open at 9:oo, with coffee ready by 9:30, when the watercolor painters gather.  When everyone but those in charge has left, we lock up until 5:00pm, when we reopen for the “Don’t Eat Alone Supper,” served at 5:30, food provided by staff.  If you eat alone way too often, come join us.  Remember, we are closed on Nov 4, as the room is used for the election.

Solar Eclipse Program

Oct 23

Join Portage Parks Naturalist Joe Malmisur and Sky Ranger Guy Gillespie at 5:30 pm on Oct 23 at Dix Park as they explain the partial solar eclipse and proper ways to view it.

Free Clothing

Oct 25

There will be a free clothing and misc. items give away for those in need at the Hiram Rapids Historical church, 6337 Winchell Rd Hiram, Ohio 44234. Oct 25th from 10-2.

Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner

Oct 25

The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on Oct. 25th  from 4 – 7;30 pm. Meals include choice of baked potato or French fries, green beans, salad and roll. Steak dinners are $13 and chicken is $8. Carryout available by calling 330-527-2330. Open to the public. Entertainment to follow.

“Chance” Auction

Oct 25

Ledgewood Christian Church in Novelty will hold its annual “Chance” auction on Oct 25th for the benefit of its Homeless Ministry and the Cleveland Christian Home. Doors will open at 6pm, drawing of tickets will begin at 7pm. All are invited to come. There is no admission fee. Cost of bidding tickets is $8 for one sheet of 25 or two for $15. Reservations appreciated; call Jane 44-564-5536, Sue 440-729-7142 or the Church office 440-338-5844.

Holiday Craft Show

Oct 25

Holiday Craft Show Oct 25th from 10-5 at Parkman Community House, 16295 Parkman Rd. kids in costume can trick or treat as you shop. Proceeds benefit Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. More info at 440-321-9724.

Swiss Steak Dinner

Oct 25

Nelson UMC Swiss Steak Dinner will be Oct 25th at Nelson Community House from 4:30-7pm. Cost is $10 for adults, children $6.00, kids under 5 eat free.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

Oct 25

There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. Dinner will be from 4-6:30, unless food runs out. Dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. Cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeout’s are available.

Free Clothing For All

Oct 25

Another free clothing give-away sponsored by Mantua Center Christian Church, 4118 St. Rt. 82, Mantua Twp., will be Oct 25th from 9am-noon. Lots of fall and winter clothing for all sizes and both genders, as well as linens, curtains, shoes, handbags, etc.

Craft Show & Bake Sale

Oct 25

Deerfield Friends Church is hosting its 5th annual Artisan event, Craft show and Bake sale on October 25th. This event runs from 9am until 5pm, free admission! There are still a few vendor spots available if anyone is interested, contact Gerri Seem at 330-993 0241. This event showcases artists from around the community; for some this is the only event for which they make their art available for purchase. There will be lunch food available and a unique variety of homemade foods to buy and take home including breads, pies, fudge, cookies and more.

Community Trick or Treat

Oct 25

Fortis College is hosting a   Community Trick or Treat on October 25th  from 10am-12pm. There will be trick or treating, face painting, apple juice, popcorn, and crafts.

Turkey Dinner

Oct 26

The Ladies Guild of St. Mary’s & St. Joseph Church of Newton Falls will be hosting their annual turkey dinner  Oct 26th from noon-3pm. The price for adults is $9, ages 5-12 is $5, children under 5 eat free. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Raffle tickets will also be available at the dinner. Dinner will be held at St. Mary & St. Joseph Social Hall at 120 Maple Drive, Newton Falls, OH 44444. Carry out dinners are available.

Crescent Chapter Meeting Cancelled

Garrettsville Crescent Chapter No. 7, O.E.S. has cancelled their Oct 27th meeting. The next meeting will be November 10th at 7:30.

Free Water Testing

Oct 27 

Concerned Citizens Ohio/ Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room (downstairs) of the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram, OH 44234 (corner of State Routes 700, 82, 305). Oct 27th at 7pm. For accurate readings, your sample should be taken as directly from the well as possible— before any treatment and within an hour before we test it. Come at 7:00 and we’ll be running videos with experts explaining the hydrofracture (“fracking”) shale drilling and why it produces so much toxic waste. For more information contact Gwen Fischer at 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com.

Free Community Dinner

Oct 28

Free Community Dinner will be Oct 28th from 5-6pm, while supplies last at Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, Ohio.

Trick or Treat at Brooks House

Oct 29

Trick or Treat Give Me Something Good to Eat! Brooks House Assisted Living invites children under 14 and their families, to a night of Trick or Treat fun on Oct 29th. Come in your costume ready to trick or treat, judge a scarecrow contest, eat donuts, drink cider, and more, anytime from 5-7pm.  We are located at 18144 Claridon-Troy Rd (St. Rt. 700 between Burton & Hiram) Hiram, Ohio 44234 Please RSVP by October 20th to Amanda Scopilliti at 330-977-7389 or amanda@brookshouse-assistedliving.com.

Garrettsville Strong 1st Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Oct 29

Let’s get the holiday spirit started. The Harrison Family  dare all those who love the holidays to outdo our Halloween Decorations. All proceeds go to the #GarrettsvilleStrong Fund to help rebuild our village. Why let Garrettsville turn into a ghost town? There will be three winners in the catagories of Best Lighted, Most Spooky and All- around Best- Decorated.  The four judges will be out there looking at the entries on Oct 29th starting at 7pm until finished. Awards and bragging rights will go to the top three winners.  Homes entered will be mapped out and given a number to place in their yard. Maps will be available at different locations throughout the village for those who would like to view them. There is a 10.00 entry fee for each home.  Entry forms can be downloaded at http://garrettsvillearea.com/how-can-i-help.html and your home can be registered by calling  Tom at 330-977-7596. This is just the first to come — How about a Christmas Yard Decorating contest???  TOGETHER WE CAN REBUILD GARRETTSVILLE!!

Newton Falls Trick or Treat

Oct. 30

Newton Falls Trick or Treat Night will be held from 5-7 p.m. The costume contest begins in town at 7 p.m., immediately followed by the cake walk.  Donor groups may drop off cakes at 16 West Broad Street all day.

Halloween Party

Oct 30

An alternative to keep our trick-or-treaters safe and off the streets is the Annual Halloween Party on Thursday, October 30th at the Parkman Community House – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Residents are asked to bring their bag of goodies to the community house.  We ask the parents to bring your kids to the community house for trick-or-treating, fun & games and snacks.  Sponsored by Parkman Chamber of Commerce. Call Denise @ 440-548-2939 if you have any questions.

Free Meal

Oct 31

God Provides a free meal Oct 31st from 4-6 at Nelson United Methodist Church. Dinner will include beef stew, coleslaw, roll and desserts.

Contra Dance

Nov 1

Troy Township Contra Dance will be Nov 1st at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). All ages join in the foot stompin’, crowd pleasin’ atmosphere of Contra Dance and live folk music.  Lesson at 6:30pm.  Dance 7:30-10:30pm.  Adult $8, student $5, family $25.

Murder at the Pigskin Party

Nov 1

The Murder at The Pigskin Party will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall located on 11845 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, Ohio 44255. The event will feature entertainment by the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre Mystery Group and dinner catered by Guido’s in Ravenna.  Tickets are available on a presale basis for $40 each.   Tickets can be purchased at Huntington Bank (Garrettsville), Skylanes Bowling (Garrettsville), by calling Karen at 330-527-2622 or Norm at 330-527-8093, or online at www.eventbrite.com (search word “Murder”) and fommysterdinner14.eventbrite.com  This event is sponsored by the Friends of Melana and the proceeds will be used to further research for children’s glioma brain cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in young people.

Pricetown Turkey Dinner

Nov 1

Pricetown Church will be holding their annual turkey dinner on November 1st from 4pm to 7pm at the Newton Falls High School, 907 Milton Blvd, south, Newton Falls, Ohio. It will be an all you can eat buffet.  Cost Adults $10 and Children $5. Carry outs will be available

21st Annual Labrae Craft Show

Nov 1

21st Annual LaBrae Craft Show will be Nov 1st from 10-4 at LaBrae High School Complex, 1001 North Leavitt Rd., Leavittsburg, OH 44430. Free admission and parking. Over 120 vendors. Homemade food served all day. Email labraecraftshow@gmail.com for more information.

Annual Bazaar

Nov 1

The Women’s group at Portage Faith United Methodist Church, 9922 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua invites you to their Annual Bazaar & Country Store on Nov 1st from 9-2. Admission is free. Continental breakfast and light lunch available. For more information; 216-408-5278.

Trunk or Treat

Nov 1

Trunk or Treat at Hambden Congregational Church will be November 1st from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Church is located at 13840 GAR Hwy Hambden Township. Free event for the whole family, chili & hot dogs will be served. More info: Dorothy @ 440.286.4655 or 11311vulcankd@roadrunner.com

Christmas Extravaganza

Nov 1

St.Edward Church 2014 Christmas Extravaganza will be Nov 1st from 9-4 at Rose Hall, 16150 Center St., Parkman. A holiday affair, a variety of unique vendor and crafters to liven up your holiday shopping experience. Bake sale and Chinese auction in support of the Women’s renewal 2015. Free Santa pictures bring your camera.

Auditions for “Cheaper by the Dozen”

Nov 1 & 3

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is holding auditions for “Cheaper by the Dozen” November 1st at 11am and November 3rd at 7pm in the James A. Garfield High School.  Children parts are: Girls ages 10-18, Boys ages 9-15. Adult parts for both men and women.  Please have a short monologue prepared. No singing is needed for this production. For more information contact Jackie at rinearson05@frontier.com.  The show runs January 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24, 2015. Rehearsals will take place Monday-Thursdays starting November 10th.

Bulbs, Beyond the Ordinary

Nov 6

Tulips and daffodils are only the beginning. Galanthus, scillia, arum, fritillaria, allium, fabulous lilies, ranunculus, muscari, chionodoxa, anemone, lycoris. The list goes on and on. Learn about the amazing array of bulb grown plants and how to add them to your garden. You can have blooms from March through October year after year. We’ll help you select which bulbs will work best for you and how to get them to bloom year after year, even tulips. So take your garden beyond the ordinary and join us for the world of bulbs. This will take place Nov 6th from 7-9pm at the  OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. Cost is $15.

International Workers to Speak

Nov 6-9

You are invited to the Windham Bible Church, 9550 Parkman Rd Windham, Oh. , to hear International Workers Roger and Ellen Elbel from Israel.  The event will be Nov. 6, 7 and 8 at 6:30 pm then on Nov. 9th at 10:30 am.

Crestwood Jr Sr Seminar Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 7

Crestwood High School’s Junior-Senior Seminar helps students to raise awareness of their roles in society and develop into community leaders. Our group has chosen to raise money for the GarrettsvilleStrong fund. A spaghetti dinner will be held at Crestwood High School on Nov 7th from 4:30-6:30 in the cafeteria.

Pre-sale tickets for the spaghetti dinner are  $7\per person. If anyone would like to purchase them they can contact Adriana French, at arfrench101@yahoo.com

Auction  and Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 8

Everyone is invited.  First Church of God in Newton Falls is sponsoring an auction and spaghetti dinner on  Nov 8th.  Numerous items are available for auction.  All items are new or lightly used.  This promises to be a fun filled evening for the entire family.  Spaghetti dinner will be held at 5:00 p.m., Auction will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Spaghetti dinner – 12 years and above -$8.00, 4-11 years $4.00, 3 and under free.  First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls.

4C’s Craft Show

Nov 8

The Crestwood 4 C ‘ s annual craft show will be held on Saturday, Nov 8 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Shalersville Town Hall.  The show features local artisans and crafters, door prizes and a $100 Grand Prize gift card.   One ticket, good for door prizes and the Grand Prize, will be given for each non-perishable food item donated the day of the show.  Tickets for prizes can also be purchased $.50 or 3/$1.00.

Chinese Auction

Nov 8

Chinese Auction Nov 8, The K. I. D. Cancer Foundation will host our 5th annual Chinese Auction at the Parkman Community House located on State Route 422 in Parkman, Ohio. Hundreds of items up for bid. $1,000.00 Deal-or-No Deal Game. 50/50 Raffle, Door prize, Food & Soft drinks. Free reserved seating if you choose. Credit cards accepted. Doors open at 3:00pm. Drawings start at 6:pm. If you have any questions please call: (330) 889-9600.

USO/1940’s Era Dance

Nov 8

VFW Post 1055 Ladies Auxiliary, 6000 New Milford Rd., Ravenna, is gearing up for a USO/19040’s era dance and 50/50 raffle to be held Nov  8th  from 4-8pm at the Post home. Cost per ticket is $5.00 which includes ballroom dancing and swing dancing demonstrations, vocalist, and DJ Chuck Casalicchio.  All the entertainment is being provided free.   1940’s era refreshments are provide free of charge. The event is open to the public and tickets may be purchased at the door.  For more information contact Judy at 330-9313-8910.

Smoked Sausage Dinner

Nov 8

Smoked sausage, potato and green bean dinner will be Nov 8th at the First Christian Church, North Center Street, Newton Falls from 4:00-7:00 pm. Cornbread, applesauce, drinks and dessert are included with the dinner. Proceeds for the wrought iron fence project of the Newton Township Cemetery Association.  Advance tickets may be purchased from any member of the association or call Louanne at 330.872.1353. Tickets prices are: Adults-$9, Children 3 to 11-$6, Ages 2 and under-Free.

Arts & Crafts Show

Nov 8-9, 15-16

The Bell Family and Friends will be holding an Original Art and Crafts show on November 8 &9 and 15 & 16  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location is 8228 Maple Avenue in Garrettsville, OH  There will be original drawings and paintings for sale as well as handcrafted items and quilted items.  Visitors can also purchase Village Piecemakers raffle tickets.

St. Joseph Garden Club’s Annual Christmas Boutique

Nov 9

Don’t miss one of the area’s nicest craft shows, sponsored by the St. Joseph Garden Club. Held in St. Joseph Church’s Hughes Hall in Mantua on Nov 9th from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, the Christmas Boutique offers hand-crafted items, baked goods, raffles, door prizes, and breakfast and lunch items.  Members of St. Joseph’s PSR program will run the kitchen offering snack, lunch and dessert items at one of the areas nicest craft shows. St. Joseph’s is located at 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. off Pioneer Trail in Mantua.

Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 9

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an All-You-Can-Eat spaghetti dinner Nov 9that Saint Mary’s social hall,120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls from 12-3. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Adults: $8.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), Children: Free (5 & under). Carryouts available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

Happy Hour Painting for Veterans

Nov 10

TAG is offering a free Happy Hour Painting class for veterans only, as a thank you for their service.  The class will be held November 10th from 6-8 at Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Avenue, Warren, Ohio.  All materials are provided, and each participant will leave with a completed painting.  Veterans wishing to attend should call 330 395-4876 to reserve a spot.  Class size is limited to 30, so call early.

Veteran’s Day Program

Nov 11

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Veteran’s Day program will be Nov 11th from 9-11am at Newbury Elementary School Auditorium. Call Bo 440-834-8764 for more details.

Soup & Chili Dinner

Nov 11

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield open house soup and chili dinner will be from 4:30-7 at the Legion Home on Goodwin Street in Burton. Call Bo 440-834-8764 for more details.

Scout Vendor & Craft Show

Nov 15

The Parents of Cub Scout Pack 4067 invite you to a Craft Show Nov 15th from 10-4pm at the First Congregational Church of Newton Falls. The church is located at 612 West Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444. Vendors to be at the show are: Scentsy, Tupperware, Heaven Lee Portraits, Thirty-One, Homemade Crafts, Baked Good, and so much more! Chinese Auction and refreshments will be available. Hope to see you there and Thank you for Supporting Scouting.

Texas Hold’Em 

Nov 15

Texas Hold’Em tournament will be Nov 15th at Kent Elks Lodge, 2265 E. Erie St., Ravenna from 4-? Food and beverage provided. Seating is limited. Payout 70%, 30% donated to JDRF via Team Alaina. Questions call Jennifer 330-360-3869, Alan 330-360-2242 or Joe 330-442-3155.

Fall Holiday Arrangement

Nov15

Join Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton, to make your very own fall holiday container arrangement. Need something on the porch to welcome guests during the holidays, a festive touch on the hearth, jazz up the dining room for Thanksgiving or maybe a hostess gift? You’ll turn a classic 10-12” flower pot into a beautiful fall holiday decoration. Phyllis has sweet Annie, sedum, dried grasses, berries, curly willow, hydrangea, astilbe, tansy, bittersweet and more to work with. Then you’ll top off your creation with a gorgeous florist bow. As an extra treat, Phyllis will show you how, with a few simple changes, you can convert your fall arrangement to a winter/Christmas decoration. So join us for this craft from the garden and bring a friend to share the fun. This will take place November 15th from 9-noon. Cost is $35.

Craft Show

Nov 15 & 16

Nelson Literary Music Club invites you to our 4th annual Craft Show Nov 15 & 16 from 10am-5pm both days. The show will take place at the Nelson Community Center on Nelson Circle. Many handmade crafts, baked goods and more. For more information call 330-527-5787.

Thanksgiving Community Meal

Nov 20

There’s a CHANGE! What? NO, Don’t like it! Just for ONE month. Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham. Is changing  their Thanksgiving Community meal date. So save the date. Not the fourth Thursday of November, it’s the third Thursday of November, the 20th. 5-6:30 pm. See you there!!!

Craft & Vendor Show

Nov 22

JAG Elementary PTO craft & vendor show will be Nov 22 from 10-3 at JAG Elementary school. Table space available for $25 and must donate an item for Chinese auction. Concession and baked goods available for purchase. All funds raised will go toward JAG Elementary School Playground Upgrades. For questions or more information contact Michelle Phifer 330-931-6418 or michelle.phifer@yahoo.com

Comedian Showcase

Nov 22

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre presents their bi-annual Comedian Showcase on November 22nd b at 7:00 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. 50/50 and Chinese Auction will be available.

Christmas Craft Show

Dec 3 & 4

The 29th annual Beary Merry Christmas Craft Show will be Dec 3Rd & 4th from 11-9 at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. Handmade unique holiday gifts, holiday entertainment and Chinese raffle. Door prizes every hour. Lunch and dinner available. $3 admission. Show benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Event will be held at Normandy Party Center, 30310 Palisades Parkway, Wickliffe.

Christmas Craft 

Dec 6

Back by popular demand Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik is teaching her tabletop Christmas tree craft class. This time you’ll make a beautiful tree from fresh evergreens. Spruce, fir, boxwood, rhody, pine, cedar, juniper, and more. The fragrance is wonderful. Decorate your creation with garland, ribbons, berries, feathers, dried flowers, little ornaments or go wherever your fancy takes you. For a special touch add a string of mini lights! These trees make great gifts too. Join us for a morning of holiday fun and bring a friend to share it with. December 6th from 9-noon. Cost is $35

RFC Craft Show

Dec 12 & 13

The 5th Annual Renaissance Family Center Craft Show will be Dec 12th from 12-5 and Dec 13th from 10-5. Many crafters, vendors, etc. There are some spots open for crafters & vendors call 330-527-5787.

Indoor Baseball Camp

Jan 4

Youngstown State University and Sluggers Indoor Baseball are hosting six week baseball camps starting January 4 at Youngstown State, and March 8 at the Sluggers Indoor Baseball facility. Youngstown State coach, Craig Antush, and Director of Operations at the U.S. Baseball Academy, Joe Marker, will direct their respective sites in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy.  Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.

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Free Senior Yoga

FREE Yoga and Exercise get together for Seniors.  Once a month. At Hiram College.   Call Joseph, 330 569 3376

American Legion Breakfast

Mondays

Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188.

After School Crafts

After school crafts at Renaissance Center in Windham in the game room. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Fall crafts made during October.

Softball Player Wanted

Thunder Elite 10u out of Trumbull County is in search of a dedicated, hardworking fast pitch softball player. This is a great opportunity to be part of a very competitive, eager team.  Please call Nate Schick @ (330) 307-6141.

Community Center in Mantua Open

Tuesdays

The Community Center at Mantua Center meets Tuesdays in the cafeteria wing of the old Mantua Center School, on Center Road just north of SR 82.  Doors open at 9:oo, with coffee ready by 9:30, when the watercolor painters gather.  Starting this week we’re looking for helpers to make school bags to donate to Church World Service for displaced children in various places around the world.  This is a simple sewing project which can be easily  done even by someone who has never before run a sewing machine.  If you can bring your own machine, please do, but we have a couple of them at the school to be used by anyone.  Other materials and supplies will be provided. As always, you can also bring your own projects, there will be a jigsaw puzzle you can work on, or you can come just to chat with friends and make some new ones.  Potluck lunch is at noon, so bring food to share.  When everyone but those in charge has left, we lock up until 5:00pm, when we reopen for the “Don’t Eat Alone Supper,” served at 5:30, food provided by staff.  If you eat alone way too often, come join us.  Remember, we are closed on November 4, as the room is used for the election.

Burton Library Book Sale

Oct  18, 25

Every Saturday in October from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.$3 for a bag of books.  We have an entire floor of books that must go!  Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, on Saturday the 11th of October at 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

Altar & Rosary Rummage Sale

Oct 17

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville is hosting their annual fall rummage and bake sale on Oct 17th from 9-5 and Oct 18th from 9-1. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall.

Craft Show

Oct 18

Parents of Girl Scout Troop #124 will be holding a craft/vendor show Oct 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls.  Featuring handmade Wreaths, Jewelry, Greeting Cards, Hair Bows, Stained Glass, Ceramics, Knitted/Crochet Dish Towels, Hats/Scarves, Slate Paintings, and Holiday Crafts. Vendors from Jamberry Nails, Scentsy, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Avon, and Origami Owl. Also our Girl Scout Bake Sale, 50/50 raffle, and Chinese Auction.

11th Annual Apple Butter Fest

Oct 18

The Lake Milton Presbyterian Church is holding its annual Apple Butter Fest and everyone is invited to come and help stir the apple butter in a copper kettle over an open fire. The freshly canned, warm apple butter will be for sale along with all kinds of baked apple goodies including pies, dumplings, cookies, candy apples, etc. also for sale; hotdogs, sausage sandwiches, French fries, hot soup and drinks. For free flea market or craft space call 330-654-3396. No food or bake sale items. Dress warm, rain, snow or shine event.

Bow Wow Ween

Oct 18

Legacy Dog Rescue, a 501c3 non profit organization, will be holding Bow Wow Ween on October 18, at Austintown Park, Pogany Pavilion, 6000 Kirk Rd., Austintown. 11am – 3pm.  Dogs Welcome!  Dog costume contest ($5.00 contest entry fee, unlimited entry to all contests), games, refreshments, Chinese auction, Fall pictures for $5.00!  Call 330-719-5569 with questions!

Please come out and support our efforts to help the abused, neglected and abandoned dogs of Trumbull & Mahoning County.

Sauerkraut and Pork Dinner

Oct 18

Sauerkraut and Pork Dinner will be Oct. 18th from 4 to 6:30 pm at Messiah Lutheran Church; 4920 Fairport Rd., Newton Falls.  (Corner of St. Rt. 534 and Fairport Rd.) Carry out available. Adults $8.00 — Children 6 to 12 $6.00 — Children under 6 Free.

Polka Mass

Oct 19

Polkafest Polka Mass will be Oct 19th beginning at noon at St. Edwards Parish in Parkman. Dinner reservations required. Adult dinner dance $15, kids dinner dance $10, take out dinners $13. Call Marlene Collins440-834-4506 for reservations.

Free Community Meal

Oct 20

Christ Lutheran Church,  State Route 44, Mantua will hold a Free Community Meal on Monday, October 20, from 5 to 6:30 PM. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal and a chance to visit with your friends and neighbors. The meal is held on the third Monday of each month.

The Vampire Talk

Oct 21

Mark Dawidziak, Plain Dealer columnist and author of such vampire-centric books as “The Night Stalker Companion” and “The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair companion to Dracula,” will conduct a presentation on vampires on Tuesday, October 21, at 6:00 pm.

Burton Public Library – 14588 W. Park St. – Burton, OH 44021. He will discuss Count Dracula, the current vampire boom and the enduring appeal of the undead. The program includes items from the author’s personal collection, or, as he calls them, “items from the crypt.” Copies of his books will be available for purchase after the talk.

Soup Show Down

Oct 23

On October 23rd at the Renaissance Family Center you are invited to pick the best soup. It’s a “Soup Show Down”. I, Tyra, am calling out Tom, Larry, Parry and Jim. You know who you are. We will settle the ongoing question: WHO’S THE BEST RFC COOK. Time: 5-6:30 PM Double Dog Dare You All!

Swiss Steak Dinner

Oct 25

Nelson UMC Swiss Steak Dinner will be Oct 25th at Nelson Community House from 4:30-7pm. Cost is $10 for adults, children $6.00, kids under 5 eat free.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

Oct 25

There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. Dinner will be from 4-6:30, unless food runs out. Dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. Cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeout’s are available.

Free Clothing For All

Oct 25

Another free clothing give-away sponsored by Mantua Center Christian Church, 4118 St. Rt. 82, Mantua Twp., will be Oct 25th from 9am-noon. Lots of fall and winter clothing for all sizes and both genders, as well as linens, curtains, shoes, handbags, etc.

Craft Show & Bake Sale

Oct 25

Deerfield Friends Church is hosting its 5th annual Artisan event, Craft show and Bake sale on October 25th. This event runs from 9am until 5pm, free admission! There are still a few vender spots available if anyone is interested, contact Gerri Seem at 330-993 0241. This event showcases artists from around the community; for some this is the only event for which they make their art available for purchase. There will be lunch food available and a unique variety of homemade foods to buy and take home including breads, pies, fudge, cookies and more.

Community Trick or Treat

Oct 25

Fortis College is hosting a   Community Trick or Treat on October 25th  from 10am-12pm. There will be trick or treating, face painting, apple juice, popcorn, and crafts.

Turkey Dinner

Oct 26

The Ladies Guild of St. Mary’s & St. Joseph Church of Newton Falls will be hosting their annual turkey dinner  Oct 26th from noon-3pm. The price for adults is $9, ages 5-12 is $5, children under 5 eat free. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Raffle tickets will also be available at the dinner. Dinner will be held at St. Mary & St. Joseph Social Hall at 120 Maple Drive, Newton Falls, OH 44444. Carry out dinners are available.

Free Community Dinner

Oct 28

Free Community Dinner will be Oct 28th from 5-6pm, while supplies last at Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, Ohio.

Trick or Treat at Brooks House

Oct 29

Trick or Treat Give Me Something Good to Eat! Brooks House Assisted Living invites children under 14 and their families, to a night of Trick or Treat fun on Oct 29th. Come in your costume ready to trick or treat, judge a scarecrow contest, eat donuts, drink cider, and more, anytime from 5-7pm.  We are located at 18144 Claridon-Troy Rd (St. Rt. 700 between Burton & Hiram) Hiram, Ohio 44234 Please RSVP by October 20th to Amanda Scopilliti at 330-977-7389 or amanda@brookshouse-assistedliving.com.

Garrettsville Strong 1st Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Oct 29

Let’s get the holiday spirit started. The Harrison Family  dare all those who love the holidays to outdo our Halloween Decorations. All proceeds go to the #GarrettsvilleStrong Fund to help rebuild our village. Why let Garrettsville turn into a ghost town? There will be three winners in the catagories of Best Lighted, Most Spooky and All- around Best- Decorated.  The four judges will be out there looking at the entries on Oct 29th starting at 7pm until finished. Awards and bragging rights will go to the top three winners.  Homes entered will be mapped out and given a number to place in their yard. Maps will be available at different locations throughout the village for those who would like to view them. There is a 10.00 entry fee for each home.  Entry forms can be downloaded at http://garrettsvillearea.com/how-can-i-help.html and your home can be registered by calling  Tom at 330-977-7596. This is just the first to come — How about a Christmas Yard Decorating contest???  TOGETHER WE CAN REBUILD GARRETTSVILLE!!

Newton Falls Trick or Treat

Oct. 30

Newton Falls Trick or Treat Night will be held from 5-7 p.m. The costume contest begins in town at 7 p.m., immediately followed by the cake walk.  Donor groups may drop off cakes at 16 West Broad Street all day.

Contra Dance

Nov 1

Troy Township Contra Dance will be Nov 1st at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). All ages join in the foot stompin’, crowd pleasin’ atmosphere of Contra Dance and live folk music.  Lesson at 6:30pm.  Dance 7:30-10:30pm.  Adult $8, student $5, family $25.

Murder at the Pigskin Party

Nov 1

The Murder at The Pigskin Party will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall located on 11845 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, Ohio 44255. The event will feature entertainment by the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre Mystery Group and dinner catered by Guido’s in Ravenna.  Tickets are available on a presale basis for $40 each.   Tickets can be purchased at Huntington Bank (Garrettsville), Skylanes Bowling (Garrettsville), by calling Karen at 330-527-2622 or Norm at 330-527-8093, or online at www.eventbrite.com (search word “Murder”) and fommysterdinner14.eventbrite.com  This event is sponsored by the Friends of Melana and the proceeds will be used to further research for children’s glioma brain cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in young people.

Pricetown Turkey Dinner

Nov 1

Pricetown Church will be holding their annual turkey dinner on November 1st from 4pm to 7pm at the Newton Falls High School, 907 Milton Blvd, south, Newton Falls, Ohio. It will be an all you can eat buffet.  Cost Adults $10 and Children $5. Carry outs will be available

21st Annual Labrae Craft Show

Nov 1

21st Annual LaBrae Craft Show will be Nov 1st from 10-4 at LaBrae High School Complex, 1001 North Leavitt Rd., Leavittsburg, OH 44430. Free admission and parking. Over 120 vendors. Homemade food served all day. Email labraecraftshow@gmail.com for more information.

Auditions for “Cheaper by the Dozen”

Nov 1 & 3

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is holding auditions for “Cheaper by the Dozen” November 1st at 11am and November 3rd at 7pm in the James A. Garfield High School.  Children parts are: Girls ages 10-18, Boys ages 9-15. Adult parts for both men and women.  Please have a short monologue prepared. No singing is needed for this production. For more information contact Jackie at rinearson05@frontier.com.  The show runs January 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24, 2015. Rehearsals will take place Monday-Thursdays starting November 10th.

Bulbs, Beyond the Ordinary

Nov 6

Tulips and daffodils are only the beginning. Galanthus, scillia, arum, fritillaria, allium, fabulous lilies, ranunculus, muscari, chionodoxa, anemone, lycoris. The list goes on and on. Learn about the amazing array of bulb grown plants and how to add them to your garden. You can have blooms from March through October year after year. We’ll help you select which bulbs will work best for you and how to get them to bloom year after year, even tulips. So take your garden beyond the ordinary and join us for the world of bulbs. This will take place Nov 6th from 7-9pm at the  OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. Cost is $15.

International Workers to Speak

Nov 6-9

You are invited to the Windham Bible Church, 9550 Parkman Rd Windham, Oh. , to hear International Workers Roger and Ellen Elbel from Israel.  The event will be Nov. 6, 7 and 8 at 6:30 pm then on Nov. 9th at 10:30 am.

Crestwood Jr Sr Seminar Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 7

Crestwood High School’s Junior-Senior Seminar helps students to raise awareness of their roles in society and develop into community leaders. Our group has chosen to raise money for the GarrettsvilleStrong fund. A spaghetti dinner will be held at Crestwood High School on Nov 7th from 4:30-6:30 in the cafeteria.

Pre-sale tickets for the spaghetti dinner are  $7\per person. If anyone would like to purchase them they can contact Adriana French, at arfrench101@yahoo.com

Auction  and Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 7

Everyone is invited.  First Church of God in Newton Falls is sponsoring an auction and spaghetti dinner on  Nov 7th.  Numerous items are available for auction.  All items are new or lightly used.  This promises to be a fun filled evening for the entire family.  Spaghetti dinner will be held at 5:00 p.m., Auction will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Spaghetti dinner – 12 years and above -$8.00, 4-11 years $4.00, 3 and under free.  First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls.

4C’s Craft Show

Nov 8

The Crestwood 4 C ‘ s annual craft show will be held on Saturday, November 8 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Shalersville Town Hall.  The show features local artisans and crafters, door prizes and a $100 Grand Prize gift card.   One ticket, good for door prizes and the Grand Prize, will be given for each non-perishable food item donated the day of the show.  Tickets for prizes can also be purchased $.50 or 3/$1.00.  Delicious homemade soups, pies and sandwiches are available for purchase throughout the day. An award winning queen-size quilt will also be raffled the day of the show.  Quilt raffle tickets are available at the door, 1/$1.00 or 6/$5.00. All proceeds from the show and the quilt raffle benefit the 4 C ‘ s Food Cupboard. Please come and enjoy the beautiful crafts, have lunch and dessert, and support the Cupboard’s mission to feed the hungry in our area. If you are a crafter and would like to participate in this year’s show, please call 330-274-8580.  A few tables are still available and can be rented for $15.

Chinese Auction

Nov 8

Chinese Auction Nov 8, The K. I. D. Cancer Foundation will host our 5th annual Chinese Auction at the Parkman Community House located on State Route 422 in Parkman, Ohio. Hundreds of items up for bid. $1,000.00 Deal-or-No Deal Game. 50/50 Raffle, Door prize, Food & Soft drinks. Free reserved seating if you choose. Credit cards accepted. Doors open at 3:00pm. Drawings start at 6:pm. If you have any questions please call: (330) 889-9600.

Auction and Pasta Dinner

Nov 8

Everyone is invited.  First Church of God in Newton Falls is sponsoring an auction and pasta dinner on November 8th.  Numerous items are available for auction.  All items are new or lightly used.  This promises to be a fun filled evening for the entire family.  Pasta dinner will be held at 5:00 p.m., Auction will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Pasta dinner – 12 years and above -$8.00, 4-11 years $4.00, 3 and under free.  First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls.

St. Joseph Garden Club’s 30 Annual Christmas Boutique

Nov 9

Don’t miss one of the area’s nicest craft shows, sponsored by the St. Joseph Garden Club. Held in St. Joseph Church’s Hughes Hall in Mantua, the Christmas Boutique offers hand-crafted items, baked goods, raffles, door prizes, and breakfast and lunch items. Mark your calendars for the 30th Annual Garden Club Christmas Boutique to be held on November 9th from 9:30-3:30. Members of St. Joseph’s PSR program will run the kitchen offering snack, lunch and dessert items at one of the areas nicest craft shows in the area. St. Joseph’s is located at 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. off Pioneer Trail in Mantua. For more information, please visit http://stjosephmantua.com/garden-club or call 330-274-2253.

Happy Hour Painting for Veterans

Nov 10

TAG is offering a free Happy Hour Painting class for veterans only, as a thank you for their service.  The class will be held November 10th from 6-8 at Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Avenue, Warren, Ohio.  All materials are provided, and each participant will leave with a completed painting.  Veterans wishing to attend should call 330 395-4876 to reserve a spot.  Class size is limited to 30, so call early.

Veteran’s Day Program

Nov 11

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Veteran’s Day program will be Nov 11th from 9-11am at Newbury Elementary School Auditorium. Call Bo 440-834-8764 for more details.

Soup & Chili Dinner

Nov 11

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield open house soup and chili dinner will be from 4:30-7 at the Legion Home on Goodwin Street in Burton. Call Bo 440-834-8764 for more details.

Fall Holiday Arrangement

Nov15

Join Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton, to make your very own fall holiday container arrangement. Need something on the porch to welcome guests during the holidays, a festive touch on the hearth, jazz up the dining room for Thanksgiving or maybe a hostess gift? You’ll turn a classic 10-12” flower pot into a beautiful fall holiday decoration. Phyllis has sweet Annie, sedum, dried grasses, berries, curly willow, hydrangea, astilbe, tansy, bittersweet and more to work with. Then you’ll top off your creation with a gorgeous florist bow. As an extra treat, Phyllis will show you how, with a few simple changes, you can convert your fall arrangement to a winter/Christmas decoration. So join us for this craft from the garden and bring a friend to share the fun. This will take place November 15th from 9-noon. Cost is $35.

Craft Show

Nov 15 & 16

Nelson Literary Music Club invites you to our 4th annual Craft Show Nov 15 & 16 from 10am-5pm both days. The show will take place at the Nelson Community Center on Nelson Circle. Many handmade crafts, baked goods and more. For more information call 330-527-5787.

Comedian Showcase

Nov 22

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre presents their bi-annual Comedian Showcase on November 22nd b at 7:00 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. 50/50 and Chinese Auction will be available.

Christmas Craft Show

Dec 3 & 4

The 29th annual Beary Merry Christmas Craft Show will be Dec 3Rd & 4th from 11-9 at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. Handmade unique holiday gifts, holiday entertainment and Chinese raffle. Door prizes every hour. Lunch and dinner available. $3 admission. Show benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Event will be held at Normandy Party Center, 30310 Palisades Parkway, Wickliffe.

Christmas Craft 

Dec 6

Back by popular demand Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik is teaching her tabletop Christmas tree craft class. This time you’ll make a beautiful tree from fresh evergreens. Spruce, fir, boxwood, rhody, pine, cedar, juniper, and more. The fragrance is wonderful. Decorate your creation with garland, ribbons, berries, feathers, dried flowers, little ornaments or go wherever your fancy takes you. For a special touch add a string of mini lights! These trees make great gifts too. Join us for a morning of holiday fun and bring a friend to share it with. December 6th from 9-noon. Cost is $35

RFC Craft Show

Dec 12 & 13

The 5th Annual Renaissance Family Center Craft Show will be Dec 12th from 12-5 and Dec 13th from 10-5. Many crafters, vendors, etc. There are some spots open for crafters & vendors call 330-527-5787.

Indoor Baseball Camp

Jan 4

Youngstown State University and Sluggers Indoor Baseball are hosting six week baseball camps starting January 4 at Youngstown State, and March 8 at the Sluggers Indoor Baseball facility. Youngstown State coach, Craig Antush, and Director of Operations at the U.S. Baseball Academy, Joe Marker, will direct their respective sites in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy.  Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.

Off Limits Canoeing.

Sat. Oct. 4, 1-3:30 pm. Bass Lake, a natural glacial lake near Chardon, is a new preserve of the Geauga Parks. Bass Lake, the headwaters of the Chagrin River, is closed to the general public and is the home of several rare species including nesting bald eagles and the” rarest of the rare” the native Ohio Brook Trout. Sighting bald eagle is guaranteed.  The shoreline edge includes a variety of marshland and swamp forest supporting a diverse wildlife community.  Registration required.  330-569-4962. bobfaber2002@yahoo,com  The fee is $15 and includes naturalist guides, safety personnel, canoes and all equipment.

Lost River and Hidden Lake.

Sat. Oct. 11, 9-noon. Explore the isolated landscape in one of the most remote sections of the Cuyahoga River in Troy Township. This Akron Watershed property has a little known path that wends its way through remote forests to an oxbow lake that few people have seen.  The wild landscape is also the site of a mysterious river diversion that deserves further investigation.  Limited to 8 participants. Registration required.  330-569-4962. bobfaber2002@yahoo,com

Fall Tree Identification Hike 

Oct 11 10 am  Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve

Join the preserve manager as we take in the beauty of fall in one of NE Ohio’s most diverse nature preserves. This hike will include some basic tree identification skills and application as we trek through the upland forests and bogs of the preserve. The trees will be “showing their true colors” as we discuss the changes we see in the foliage this time of year. The hike will begin at 10:00am at the preserve parking lot located at 11027 Hopkins Rd. Garrettsville, OH. This is a free hike and registration is not required. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330)-527-5118

Kent Bog Fall Foliage Hike 

Oct 18 10 am  Kent Bog State Nature Preserve

Join the preserve manager this fall as we explore the Kent Bog State Nature Preserve during a time of change. We will spend some of our focus on one of only two deciduous conifers in this region of the United States, the Tamarack. The hike will begin at 10:00am at the preserve parking lot located at 1028 Meloy Rd. Kent, OH. This is a free hike and registration is not required. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330)-527-5118

Autumn Wetlands Hike 

Oct 18 1 pm Tinker’s Creek State Nature Preserve

Join the preserve manager as we explore the vast wetlands of Tinker’s Creek State Nature Preserve. We will discuss wetland ecology and take time to view the bald eagle nest. This is preserve can also be a spectacular location for any “leaf peepers”! The hike will begin at 1:00pm at the preserve parking lot located at 1230 Old Mill Rd.  Aurora, OH. This is a free hike and registration is not required. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330)-527-5118.

 

A Holden Arboretum “Off the Beaten Path” Adventure

Sat. Nov. 29,  10-3 pm Lake Erie Winter Wings-Birds, Boats, and Buffet. Ohio’s “sweet water sea” is the winter home for thousands and thousands of gulls and ducks including some that are quite rare and unusual. Most of the North America’s red breasted mergansers spend their winter on Lake Erie and flocks of Tundra Swans often rest on the lake during their migration from the Arctic to the east coast. Birds of prey haunt the lakeshore including bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and, on occasion, snowy owls. The cruise will be in the sheltered waters of the Cuyahoga River and inside of the breakwall on the lake. A buffet lunch, included in the fee, will be at the Edgewater Yacht Club. Includes dinner.  Leaders Bob Faber and Dan Donaldson.  Fee $69 for members, $89 nonmembers. Register online at holdenarb.org or 440-602-3833

 

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Looking for Swim Lessons for Your Children?

Well look no further than Hiram College.  Missed the start of our first session?  Have no fear as every five weeks begins a new opportunity for the community’s youth to participate in the Hiram College Water Dog Swim Lessons.  Get lessons from the colleges finest once a week for a five week period.  Each lesson lasts forty-five minutes with an additional fifteen minutes for your child to gain more confidence in the water. Ages four and up welcomed.  Sign up October 4 from 2:30-4:30 at the swim pool or online at www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons.  Lesson times are from 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 and 5-6pm Sunday afternoons on October 12, 19, 26 and November 2 and 9.  Cost is $50.  For more information, please contact Brian O’Neill at 330.569.5343.

JAGHS Parent Teacher Conferences

Schedule Today!

James A. Garfield High School Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 14th 4:00 – 7:00 and October 16th 4:00 – 7:30.  Please call Mrs. Fisher at 330-527-4341 to schedule appointments.  We look forward to seeing you!

Ready to Launch a Young Reader

Stop in Today

Since the fall of 2000, Burton Public Library has been offering a free gift to any child entering kindergarten.  To promote literacy, each child receives  a hardcover beginning reader book,  a sturdy book bag, an application for a library card and a coupon to exchange for a finger puppet that goes along with the story.  This Launch A Young Reader program is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Joseph Durket family along with contributions from other individual donors.  All Berkshire kindergartners will receive their bags at school on October 3rd.  Children attending other schools and home schoolers are welcome to stop by the Burton Public Library anytime to pick up their gift.  The library is located at 14588 West Park Street, on the square in Burton Village.  Phone is 440-834-4466.

Bomber Marching Band Blacklight Halftime Show

Sept 26

The Windham Bomber Marching Band is very excited to put on their first Blacklight halftime show on September 26th during their home game against Lutheran East.  They have been working hard and would like to invite everyone to come see the show.

Bargain Box Sale

Sept 26

The Women’s Guild at St. Christopher’s by-the-River Church will hold its semi-annual Bargain Box Sale on Sept 26th at the Church at 7601 Old Mill Road in Gates Mills Ohio. The traditional sale includes many rooms of gently used or new goods featuring: The Unique Boutique, The Children’s Room, The Housewares Room, The Book Nook, The Men’s Room and The Women’s Room, which continues to bring an array of stylish clothing, accessories and shoes for discriminating bargain shoppers. Doors open at 9 in the morning and close at 5 in the afternoon.  All items are in good condition and include fine jewelry, designer clothing, antiques and art, and vintage items that set this sale apart as an “essential for the bargain hunter. Don’t miss the semi-annual BARGAIN BOX! The sale is sponsored by the St. Christopher’s by-the-River Women’s Guild and all money from the sale supports the church’s missions, especially among local agencies. Join shoppers for this “not to be missed” event.

Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner

Sept 27

The Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on Sept  27th  from 4 to 7:30 pm. Meals include choice of baked potato or French fries, green beans, salad and roll. Open to the public. Carryout available call 330-527-2330.

Aurora’s Fall Family Fun Fest & Bark BOOnanza.  

Sept 27

Saturday, September 27th from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Road, Aurora OH  44202.  Fun for the entire family!  Free Admission!   For information:  www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org; email rescue1.fgr@gmail.com or call Aurora Parks and Recreation at 330-562-4333.  See you there!

Book Sale

Sept 27

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be Sept 27th from 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

Fortress of Fear Zombie Dash

Sept 27

The Fortress of Fear, located in Garrettsville, is hosting a 5K Run and After Party on Sept 27. This is a night run using live actors, special effects and loud music.  Come run in the race or be part of the chase! It may not be suitable for children under 11 years of age.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each group.  Registration information and forms can be found at HMAPromotions.net or at the RollerHutt Skate Park, 10268 Hewins Road, Garrettsville.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

Sept 27

Braceville UMC will be having a stuffed pork chop dinner on Sept 27th from 4-6:30pm unless food runs out. Dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea, or punch. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeouts are available.

Vendors Wanted

Sept 27

Vendors wanted for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1055 Ladies Auxiliary Rummage and Craft Sale.  The VFW Auxiliary will be sponsoring a rummage sale on Sept 27th from 9-4. Set-up can be either Friday evening 4 – 7 pm or Saturday morning at 7:30 am.  The sale will be held at the VFW Post, 6000 New Milford Rd., Ravenna.  Cost is $15 for a 8’ table.  Applications and information:  contact Pat Thomas at 330-541-1825 before September 20.

Swiss Steak Dinner

Sept 27

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Swiss Steak dinner Sept 27th from 5-7pm.  Dinner includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce, bread, dessert, and your choice of coffee or punch. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $8.00, Children (4 thru 11) $7.00, Children 3 and under are free.

Rummage Sale & Craft Show

Sept 27, Nov 1

The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 1055 in Ravenna will be hosting a rummage sale on Sept 27th and a craft show on Nov 1st at 6000 New Milford Rd., Ravenna. They both are from 9-4. You can sign up for one for $15.00 or for both for $25.00. there will be a light lunch and a bake sale. For further information contact Pat Thomas 330-297-0232.

Build Your Own Pasta Dinner

Sept 28

The trustees of Garrettsville UMC cordially invite you to an evening of great food and fellowship on Sept 28 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. Join us for a build your own pasta dinner which will include choice of pasta, sauce and toppings; salad, garlic bread and an ice cream sundae bar.  Free will offering accepted.

Revival at Southington Baptist Church

Sept 28 – Oct 3

Revival begins Sept 28th through Oct 3rd  at 4396 Warren Painesville Rd, (Rt.534) in Southington, just North of Southington Center.  Sunday night it starts at 6 pm, Monday through Friday begins at 7pm.  The evangelist is Rev. Tom Anderson of Castlewood, Virginia. Please come and make Rev. and Mrs Tom & Colleen Anderson welcome. There will be special music every night. Monday evening will be Mark Allen Chapman. Everyone is welcome and bring a friend, enjoy good fellowship, preaching and music.

Travel to Australia

Sept 30

Prudy Hall, Hiram College Professor Emerita, will share photos and observations from her travels in Australia on September 30th at 1:00 pm, at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living!  Prudy has traveled extensively and brings the wonder and excitement of her experiences to her audience.  Won’t you join us?  Refreshments will follow. 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 Fran at (440)834-0260, ext. 8 (voice mail), or e-mail your questions to “fran@brookshouse-assistedliving.com”.

Community Center at Mantua Center

Sept. 30

We’re bringing life and activity to the old school at Mantua Center (just north of SR 82 on Center Road) every Tuesday.  Doors to the old cafeteria open at 9:30 and the coffee pot is on.  The watercolor group paints all morning and is welcoming to new participants (bring supplies).  There’s always a jigsaw puzzle to work on and a box of board games is available.  There are usually people sewing and various projects to try.  You’re welcome to bring your own project, or just come to sit and chat.  Bring food to share for potluck lunch at noon.    We usually close for a while in the late afternoon and reopen at five for our Don’t Eat Alone Supper served at 5:30.  If you eat way too many meals by yourself, you’re invited to join us for this meal, which is no longer potluck, but planned and provided.  For more information call Ellie Monroe at 330-274-0711 or e-mailefoster@config.com.

Hiram College Library Book Sale

Sept 30 – Oct 4

Be sure to join the Friends of the Hiram College Library Sept 30 – Oct 4 as they host the Fall book sale.  Hundreds of gently read books are available, as are an assortment of CDs, DVDs, and other miscellaneous items.  Hardbacks are $1.00; paperbacks $.50; CDs and DVDs $1.00; LPs, cassettes, and VHS tapes $.50.  Hours are:  Tuesday and Wednesday  8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The library is located on Hayden Street in Hiram.  Please visit if you can!

Nelson Township Meeting

Oct 1

On October 1, 2014, the Nelson Township Trustee Meeting will include an agenda item on the public impact of the “festivals” (concerts) at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park. The Nelson Township Trustees will be seeking community input into the effect on safety and quality of life issues as a result of these concerts.

Please plan to attend the meeting or send your comments to: Nelson Township, PO Box 377, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231.

Retired Handbags for Retired Greyhounds

Oct 2

Candlelight Winery in Garrettsville will host an auction of donated “gently used” designer handbags on Oct 2nd. Proceeds will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape. Donation of $12 per person includes complimentary glass of wine, cheese board and chocolate. Bring a friend and receive a complimentary raffle ticket for fabulous door prize. Wine social 6-7pm, auction 7-9pm. RSVP Diana; 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276. Donations of your gently used designer handbags accepted.

 

Fish Fry

Oct 3

Fish Fry is back at the Windham American Legion Post 674, Oct 3rd from 4:30-8pm. Cost is $9.00 per dinner. We have fish, shrimp, chicken or a combo dinner. Comes with your choice of two sides. First come, first serve, with side choices. Hope to see you there!

Chicken Dinner

Oct 4

Garrettsville Eagles Annual Chicken Dinner will be Oct 4th from 4-7:30 PM. The Eagles Club is located at 8149 Water St., Garrettsville, OH 44231. Adults $9.00, Children 12 & under $6.00, to include: chicken breast, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, cole slaw, homemade bread, coffee and desserts

Swiss Steak Dinner

Oct 4 

The Ravenna Order of the Eastern Stars will host a swiss steak dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 4.  The menu includes swiss steak, mashed

potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad, bread, pie and beverage.

A donation of $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12 and free for children under 5.  Carry-out service is available.  The dinner is open to the public.  The Ravenna Masonic

Complex is located at 4785 Washington Avenue (off of State Route 14).

Save the Date!

Oct 4

Freeway’s Fairway Challenge at Sugar Bush Golf Club in Garrettsville. An 18-hole scramble with a tee-off at 8:30am, registration and breakfast beginning at 7:00am, and lunch and raffle at 12:30pm. Event will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to saving greyhounds, one Greyt dog at a time! For more information, contact Diana at 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276.

Fall Festival & Chili Cook Off

Oct 4

Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, Ohio will be having a Fall Festival and 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off  on Oct 4th from 11-4. Chili will be available for purchase. See you there!

Western Style Square Dance

Oct 4

The North Bloomfield Historical Society, will host a Western Style Square Dance with Line Dancing also, on October 4. At the Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 45 and Rt. 87. The time is from 7:00pm–9:30pm. Admission is $5.00 per person. No Experience is necessary Light refreshments will be served. More information call (330)506-3370

Contra Dance

Oct 4

Troy Township Contra Dance will be October 4th at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). All ages join in the irresistibly fun atmosphere of Contra Dance and live folk music.  Lesson at 6:30pm.  Dance 7:30-10:30pm.  Adult $8, student $5, family $25.

Book Sale

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

Every Saturday in October from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.$3 for a bag of books.  We have an entire floor of books that must go!  Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, on Saturday the 11th of October at 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

Crop Walk

 Oct 5

The Hiram/Mantua Crop Hunger Walk is a community-wide event  sponsored by Church World Service and organized by groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Twenty-five percent of the money raised comes back to our local 4C’s Food Cupboard. On October 5th at 1:00p.m., participants will walk from Hiram Christian Church to Mantua Village Park. Pledge forms and more information can be obtained at Hiram Church, Mantua Center Church or Hilltop Church. You can also donate on-line at cwsglobal.org. You can also donate by pledging to support a walker on Sunday morning, Oct. 5th at our joint church service.

Special Fall Bingo

Oct 5

St. Michael’s Church special Fall Bingo will be Oct 5th at 1:30pm. Church is located at 9736 E. Center St., Windham, Oh. Gift and bakery table, refreshments will be available. No one under 18 permitted. Sponsored by the Ladies Guild & Knights of Columbus. Questions call 330-326-3636

Pricetown Supper

Oct 8

The next home cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will feature: Sweet Sausage Cacciatore or Chicken Cacciatore with side, vegetable, super salad, rolls, dessert and beverage. This will be held from 5 to 6:30pm  Oct 8, 2014.  Cost is still only $7 for adults, $5 for kids 10 and younger.

Carryouts will be available.

Blood Drive

Oct 8

Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross, Here at our Showroom at 104 A East Broad St. Newton Falls, Next to Circle K, on Oct 8th from 1-6 pm. There is a shortage of blood throughout the summer months. So please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life. Call 330-872-3257 for more info and Appointments.

Hiram Rapids Historical Church Rummage & Bake Sale

Oct 10 & 11

There will be a rummage and bake sale on  Oct  10th and 11th  from 9am–5pm at the Hiram Rapids Church located at 6337  Allyn Road.

Christmas items,  some still in the box,  lamps, furniture, nice clothing kitchen needs etc. Home made pies, cakes and breads. Raffles and drawings; food and refreshments served. Help us to repair our historic church.  Any donations large or small can be made to the R.R.C.A.  6337  Allyn road Hiram 44234

CALLING ALL GARFIELD BAND ALUMNI!

Oct 10

We are going to take the field once again with the Marching Pride on Oct 10th at the homecoming football game and we’d love to have you join us! Call the high school for more information 330-527-4341 or go to http://www.edline.net/pages/JamesAGarfieldHS to print the registration form.

Annual Amish Auction

Oct 10

Bring the entire family out for an evening of fun and food at the Annual Amish  Auction on Friday, Oct 10th at 4:00 pm at the John “Buster” Miller farm located at 17719 Newcomb Rd., Middlefield, Ohio 44062.  Again this year we will be auctioning off a 2-car 24 x 24 garage built to your specifications on your site, horses, quilts, furniture, crafts, flowers and vegetables.  Two Seater Open Buggy Raffle tickets will be sold and there will also be a Chinese raffle.  Burgers and fries, pie and ice cream are some of the delicious food items available to eat. Proceeds will benefit DDC Clinic~Center for Special Needs Children located in Middlefield, a primary care and research facility for special needs children with rare genetic disorders. For more information, please contact DDC Clinic at 440-632-1668 or visit our website at   www.ddcclinic.org.

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

Chili & Potato Dinner

Oct 11

Chili & Baked Potato Dinner at the Palmyra Fire Station on Oct 11th.The dinner will be held from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm and is open to the public.  The cost of the dinner is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 10 and under and all proceeds benefit the Palmyra Fire Department.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Oct 12

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an All-You-Can-Eat spaghetti dinner October 12th at Saint Mary’s social hall, 120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls) from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Adults: $8.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11) and Children: Free (5 & under). Carryouts available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

Senior Citizen Bingo

Oct 13

Senior Citizen Bingo will be held  on Monday, Oct 13 from 5-7 pm at teh Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St.  Prizes donated by Exact Care Pharmacy. Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. All donations benefit the Newton Falls Senior Citizen van.

 

Crescent Meeting

Oct 13

Due to the proximity of Grand Chapter in Dayton, there will not be a meeting on Sept 22. The next regular meeting will be Oct 13th , which will be the annual birthday night with a potluck supper at 6:30.

Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Open House

Oct 14

Calling all passionate gardeners!  Have you ever wondered what Master Gardeners are all about?  Have you considered becoming one?  Join us on Oct 14th at 7:00 p.m. for our open house to discuss  “What it Takes to Become a Master Gardener.”   Hear the program explained in detail and meet with a welcoming group over refreshments.   Find out if this community oriented Master Gardener Program is right for you.  Hope to see you then!  Call 440-834-4656 for more information and to RSVP (as a courtesy).   Walk-ins are welcome.  Questions may be directed to Phyllis at 440-285-9487.  Meeting at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Trop Road in Burton.  http://geauga.osu.edu

 

Polka Mass

Oct 19

Polkafest Polka Mass will be Oct 19th beginning at noon at St. Edwards Parish in Parkman. Dinner reservations required. Adult dinner dance $15, kids dinner dance $10, take out dinners $13. Call Marlene Collins440-834-4506 for reservations.

Free Community Meal

Oct 20

Christ Lutheran Church,  State Route 44, Mantua will hold a Free Community Meal on Monday, October 20, from 5 to 6:30 PM. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal and a chance to visit with your friends and neighbors. The meal is held on the third Monday of each month.

Garrettsville Strong 1st Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Oct 29

Let’s get the holiday spirit started. The Harrison Family  dare all those who love the holidays to outdo our Halloween Decorations. All proceeds go to the #GarrettsvilleStrong Fund to help rebuild our village. Why let Garrettsville turn into a ghost town? There will be three winners in the catagories of Best Lighted, Most Spooky and All- around Best- Decorated.  The four judges will be out there looking at the entries on Oct 29th starting at 7pm until finished. Awards and bragging rights will go to the top three winners.  Homes entered will be mapped out and given a number to place in their yard. Maps will be available at different locations throughout the village for those who would like to view them. There is a 10.00 entry fee for each home.  Entry forms can be downloaded at http://garrettsvillearea.com/how-can-i-help.html and your home can be registered by calling  Tom at 330-977-7596. This is just the first to come — How about a Christmas Yard Decorating contest???  TOGETHER WE CAN REBUILD GARRETTSVILLE!!

Contra Dance

Nov 1

Troy Township Contra Dance will be Nov 1st at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). All ages join in the foot stompin’, crowd pleasin’ atmosphere of Contra Dance and live folk music.  Lesson at 6:30pm.  Dance 7:30-10:30pm.  Adult $8, student $5, family $25.

Murder at the Pigskin Party

Nov 1

The Murder at The Pigskin Party will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall located on 11845 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, Ohio 44255. The event will feature entertainment by the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre Mystery Group and dinner catered by Guido’s in Ravenna.  Tickets are available on a presale basis for $40 each.   Tickets can be purchased at Huntington Bank (Garrettsville), Skylanes Bowling (Garrettsville), by calling Karen at 330-527-2622 or Norm at 330-527-8093, or online at www.eventbrite.com (search word “Murder”) and fommysterdinner14.eventbrite.com

ATTENTION CRAFTERS

Nov 9

Space is available for St. Joseph Garden Club’s 30th Annual Christmas Boutique Nov 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. An 8 ft. table is $25.00. Held in St. Joseph Church’s Hughes Hall, the Christmas Boutique offers hand-crafted items, baked goods, raffles, door prizes, and breakfast and lunch items. For more information or an application, please contact Marlene Hornyak (330-274-8145).

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Looking for Swim Lessons for Your Children?

Well look no further than Hiram College.  Missed the start of our first session?  Have no fear as every five weeks begins a new opportunity for the community’s youth to participate in the Hiram College Water Dog Swim Lessons.  Get lessons from the colleges finest once a week for a five week period.  Each lesson lasts forty-five minutes with an additional fifteen minutes for your child to gain more confidence in the water. Ages four and up welcomed.  Sign up October 4 from 2:30-4:30 at the swim pool or online at www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons.  Lesson times are from 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 and 5-6pm Sunday afternoons on October 12, 19, 26 and November 2 and 9.  Cost is $50.  For more information, please contact Brian O’Neill at 330.569.5343.

 

All-U-Can-Eat Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner

Sept 19

The next All-U-Can-Eat Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner will be Sept 19th serving from 5-7pm in Dix Dining Room at the Hiram College Kennedy Center. Dinner includes salad, spaghetti with a choice of meat or marinara sauce, garlic bread, beverages, & ice cream. Adults $ 6.00, children 8 & under are FREE!

Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner

Sept 20

A spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held on Sept 20 from 4 to 7 pm at the  Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rt. 88 In West  Farmington , Ohio   Salad, Bread, Pie, Coffee, and Juice.  Cost is $7.00 for Adults,  Ages 5-12 $4.50. Under 5 is FREE..

Carry-outs are available for $7.50, Come join us and ask Your friends to come —  3rd Sat. of the month,  Same time same place

Homecoming Sunday

Sept 21

Homecoming Sunday at Faith Evangelical Free Church will be Sept 21st at 11 am. Come and enjoy the music of the Mercy River Quartet, pot luck dinner after church and corn hole tournaments in the backyard. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a dish to share and lawn chairs. Church is located at 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd.

Blue Mass for Safety Forces

Sept 21

The Father John Cassidy Assembly #3034 of the Knights of Columbus cordially invites all local Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMT members and their families and all St. Joseph parishioners to a Blue Mass to honor our safety forces on Sunday, September 21, at 5:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Mantua. The intent of the Mass is to recognize all the hard work and dedication these individuals put into our communities. A punch and cake reception will be held immediately following in St. Joseph’s Hughes Hall. For more information, please contact Jo Yash (330-686-9399) or Jim Fields (330-274-8938).

Free Water Well Monitoring

Sept 22

Free Water Well Monitoring – we are now also testing for nitrates Sept 22nd at 7pm (fourth Monday of every month) Concerned Citizens Ohio/ Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room (downstairs) of the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram, OH 44234 (corner of State Routes 700, 82, 305). For accurate readings, your sample should be taken as directly from the well as possible— before any treatment and within an hour before we test it. For more information contact Gwen Fischer at 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com.

Free Community Dinner

Sept 23

Free Community Dinner will be Sept 23rd from 5-6pm, while supplies last, at Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, OH.

Fish Sale

Sept 23

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 September 23, 2014 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Friday, September 19th.  Please visit the district website atwww.geaugaswcd.com or call (440)834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.  To guarantee your order, please complete an order form and send with your payment to Geauga SWCD, PO Box 410, Burton, Ohio 44021 before September 19th.  Make checks payable to Geauga SWCD or to pay by credit card, please contact our office.  All proceeds support the district’s education programs

Community Center at Mantua Center

Sept. 23, 30

We’re bringing life and activity to the old school at Mantua Center (just north of SR 82 on Center Road) every Tuesday.  Doors to the old cafeteria open at 9:30 and the coffee pot is on.  The watercolor group paints all morning and is welcoming to new participants (bring supplies).  There’s always a jigsaw puzzle to work on and a box of board games is available.  There are usually people sewing and various projects to try.  You’re welcome to bring your own project, or just come to sit and chat.  Bring food to share for potluck lunch at noon.  We’re going to try having a program or demonstration of some sort  after lunch, starting on Sept. 16, with a chance to make a bed/hideaway for your cat.   Bring an old adult size t-shirt and a six sided cardboard carton approximately 12 x 12 x 18.  Instruction and additional materials provided.  We usually close for a while in the late afternoon and reopen at five for our Don’t Eat Alone Supper served at 5:30.  If you eat way too many meals by yourself, you’re invited to join us for this meal, which is no longer potluck, but planned and provided.  For more information call Ellie Monroe at 330-274-0711 or e-mailefoster@config.com.

Community Dinner

Sept 25

Renaissance Family Center’s Community Dinner will be Sept 25th from 5-6:30 pm. Totally new chief with many skills. Everyone Welcome.

Bomber Marching Band Blacklight Halftime Show

Sept 26

The Windham Bomber Marching Band is very excited to put on their first Blacklight halftime show on September 26th during their home game against Lutheran East.  They have been working hard and would like to invite everyone to come see the show.

Aurora’s Fall Family Fun Fest & Bark BOOnanza.  

Sept 27

Saturday, September 27th from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Road, Aurora OH  44202.  Fun for the entire family!  Free Admission!   For information:  www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org; email rescue1.fgr@gmail.com or call Aurora Parks and Recreation at 330-562-4333.  See you there!

Book Sale

Sept 27

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be Sept 27th from 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

Bargain Box Sale

Sept 26

The Women’s Guild at St. Christopher’s by-the-River Church will hold its semi-annual Bargain Box Sale on Sept 26th at the Church at 7601 Old Mill Road in Gates Mills Ohio. The traditional sale includes many rooms of gently used or new goods featuring: The Unique Boutique, The Children’s Room, The Housewares Room, The Book Nook, The Men’s Room and The Women’s Room, which continues to bring an array of stylish clothing, accessories and shoes for discriminating bargain shoppers. Doors open at 9 in the morning and close at 5 in the afternoon.  All items are in good condition and include fine jewelry, designer clothing, antiques and art, and vintage items that set this sale apart as an “essential for the bargain hunter. Don’t miss the semi-annual BARGAIN BOX! The sale is sponsored by the St. Christopher’s by-the-River Women’s Guild and all money from the sale supports the church’s missions, especially among local agencies. Join shoppers for this “not to be missed” event.

Fortress of Fear Zombie Dash

Sept 27

The Fortress of Fear, located in Garrettsville, is hosting a 5K Run and After Party on Sept 27. This is a night run using live actors, special effects and loud music.  Come run in the race or be part of the chase! It may not be suitable for children under 11 years of age.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each group.  Registration information and forms can be found at HMAPromotions.net or at the RollerHutt Skate Park, 10268 Hewins Road, Garrettsville.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

Sept 27

Braceville UMC will be having a stuffed pork chop dinner on Sept 27th from 4-6:30pm unless food runs out. Dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea, or punch. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeout’s are available.

Vendors Wanted

Sept 27

Vendors wanted for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1055 Ladies Auxiliary Rummage and Craft Sale.  The VFW Auxiliary will be sponsoring a rummage sale on Sept 27th from 9-4. Set-up can be either Friday evening 4 – 7 pm or Saturday morning at 7:30 am.  The sale will be held at the VFW Post, 6000 New Milford Rd., Ravenna.  Cost is $15 for a 8’ table.  Applications and information:  contact Pat Thomas at 330-541-1825 before September 20.

Swiss Steak Dinner

Sept 27

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Swiss Steak dinner Sept 27th from 5-7pm.  Dinner includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce, bread, dessert, and your choice of coffee or punch. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $8.00, Children (4 thru 11) $7.00, Children 3 and under are free.

Rummage Sale & Craft Show

Sept 27, Nov 1

The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 1055 in Ravenna will be hosting a rummage sale on Sept 27th and a craft show on Nov 1st at 6000 New Milford Rd., Ravenna. They both are from 9-4. You can sign up for one for $15.00 or for both for $25.00. there will be a light lunch and a bake sale. For further information contact Pat Thomas 330-297-0232.

Travel to Australia

Sept 30

Prudy Hall, Hiram College Professor Emerita, will share photos and observations from her travels in Australia on September 30th at 1:00 pm, at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living!  Prudy has traveled extensively and brings the wonder and excitement of her experiences to her audience.  Won’t you join us?  Refreshments will follow. 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 Fran at (440)834-0260, ext. 8 (voice mail), or e-mail your questions to “fran@brookshouse-assistedliving.com”.

Retired Handbags for Retired Greyhounds

Oct 2

Candlelight Winery in Garrettsville will host an auction of donated “gently used” designer handbags on Oct 2nd. Proceeds will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape. Donation of $12 per person includes complimentary glass of wine, cheese board and chocolate. Bring a friend and receive a complimentary raffle ticket for fabulous door prize. Wine social 6-7pm, auction 7-9pm. RSVP Diana; 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276. Donations of your gently used designer handbags accepted.

Chicken Dinner

Oct 4

Garrettsville Eagles Annual Chicken Dinner will be Oct 4th from 4-7:30 PM. The Eagles Club is located at 8149 Water St., Garrettsville, OH 44231. Adults $9.00, Children 12 & under $6.00, to include: chicken breast, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, cole slaw, homemade bread, coffee and desserts

Save the Date!

Oct 4

Freeway’s Fairway Challenge at Sugar Bush Golf Club in Garrettsville. An 18-hole scramble with a tee-off at 8:30am, registration and breakfast beginning at 7:00am, and lunch and raffle at 12:30pm. Event will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to saving greyhounds, one Greyt dog at a time! For more information, contact Diana at 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276.

Fall Festival & Chili Cook Off

Oct 4

Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, Ohio will be having a Fall Festival and 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off  on Oct 4th from 11-4. Chili will be available for purchase. See you there!

Contra Dance

Oct 4

Troy Township Contra Dance will be October 4th at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). All ages join in the irresistibly fun atmosphere of Contra Dance and live folk music.  Lesson at 6:30pm.  Dance 7:30-10:30pm.  Adult $8, student $5, family $25.

Book Sale

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

Every Saturday in October from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.$3 for a bag of books.  We have an entire floor of books that must go!  Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, on Saturday the 11th of October at 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

Crop Walk

 Oct 5

The Hiram/Mantua Crop Hunger Walk is a community-wide event  sponsored by Church World Service and organized by groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Twenty-five percent of the money raised comes back to our local 4C’s Food Cupboard. On October 5th at 1:00p.m., participants will walk from Hiram Christian Church to Mantua Village Park. Pledge forms and more information can be obtained at Hiram Church, Mantua Center Church or Hilltop Church. You can also donate on-line at cwsglobal.org. You can also donate by pledging to support a walker on Sunday morning, Oct. 5th at our joint church service.

Special Fall Bingo

Oct 5

St. Michael’s Church special Fall Bingo will be Oct 5th at 1:30pm. Church is located at 9736 E. Center St., Windham, Oh. Gift and bakery table, refreshments will be available. No one under 18 permitted. Sponsored by the Ladies Guild & Knights of Columbus. Questions call 330-326-3636

Blood Drive

Oct 8

Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross, Here at our Showroom at 104 A East Broad St. Newton Falls, Next to Circle K, on Oct 8th from 1-6 pm. There is a shortage of blood throughout the summer months. So please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life. Call 330-872-3257 for more info and Appointments.

Annual Amish Auction

Oct 10

Bring the entire family out for an evening of fun and food at the Annual Amish  Auction on Friday, Oct 10th at 4:00 pm at the John “Buster” Miller farm located at 17719 Newcomb Rd., Middlefield, Ohio 44062.  Again this year we will be auctioning off a 2-car 24 x 24 garage built to your specifications on your site, horses, quilts, furniture, crafts, flowers and vegetables.  Two Seater Open Buggy Raffle tickets will be sold and there will also be a Chinese raffle.  Burgers and fries, pie and ice cream are some of the delicious food items available to eat. Proceeds will benefit DDC Clinic~Center for Special Needs Children located in Middlefield, a primary care and research facility for special needs children with rare genetic disorders. For more information, please contact DDC Clinic at 440-632-1668 or visit our website at   www.ddcclinic.org.

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings were sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

Chili & Potato Dinner

Oct 11

Chili & Baked Potato Dinner at the Palmyra Fire Station on Oct 11th.The dinner will be held from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm and is open to the public.  The cost of the dinner is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 10 and under and all proceeds benefit the Palmyra Fire Department.

Crescent Meeting

Oct 13

Due to the proximity of Grand Chapter in Dayton, there will not be a meeting on Sept 22. The next regular meeting will be Oct 13th , which will be the annual birthday night with a potluck supper at 6:30.

Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Open House

Oct 14

Calling all passionate gardeners!  Have you ever wondered what Master Gardeners are all about?  Have you considered becoming one?  Join us on Oct 14th at 7:00 p.m. for our open house to discuss  “What it Takes to Become a Master Gardener.”   Hear the program explained in detail and meet with a welcoming group over refreshments.   Find out if this community oriented Master Gardener Program is right for you.  Hope to see you then!  Call 440-834-4656 for more information and to RSVP (as a courtesy).   Walk-ins are welcome.  Questions may be directed to Phyllis at 440-285-9487.  Meeting at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Trop Road in Burton.  http://geauga.osu.edu

 

Polka Mass

Oct 19

Polkafest Polka Mass will be Oct 19th beginning at noon at St. Edwards Parish in Parkman. Dinner reservations required. Adult dinner dance $15, kids dinner dance $10, take out dinners $13. Call Marlene Collins440-834-4506 for reservations.

Garrettsville Strong 1st Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Oct 29

Let’s get the holiday spirit started. The Harrison Family  dare all those who love the holidays to outdo our Halloween Decorations. All proceeds go to the #GarrettsvilleStrong Fund to help rebuild our village. Why let Garrettsville turn into a ghost town? There will be three winners in the catagories of Best Lighted, Most spooky and All around best Decorated.  The four judges {whom will be named prior to judging} will be out there looking at the entries on Oct 29th starting at 7pm until finished so please be prepared. Awards and bragging rights will go to the top three winners.  Homes entered will be mapped out and given a number to place in their yard. Maps will be available at different locations throughout the village for those who would like to view them. Anyone interested in  sponsoring a award please let us know. There is a 10.00 entry fee for each home.  Entry forms can be downloaded at http://garrettsvillearea.com/how-can-i-help.html and your home can be registered by calling  Tom at 330-977-7596. This is just the first to come — How about a Christmas Yard Decorating contest???  TOGETHER WE CAN REBUILD GARRETTSVILLE!!

Contra Dance

Nov 1

Troy Township Contra Dance will be Nov 1st at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). All ages join in the foot stompin’, crowd pleasin’ atmosphere of Contra Dance and live folk music.  Lesson at 6:30pm.  Dance 7:30-10:30pm.  Adult $8, student $5, family $25.

Murder at the Pigskin Party

Nov 1

The Murder at The Pigskin Party will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall located on 11845 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, Ohio 44255. The event will feature entertainment by the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre Mystery Group and dinner catered by Guido’s in Ravenna.  Tickets are available on a presale basis for $40 each.   Tickets can be purchased at Huntington Bank (Garrettsville), Skylanes Bowling (Garrettsville), by calling Karen at 330-527-2622 or Norm at 330-527-8093, or online at www.eventbrite.com (search word “Murder”) and fommysterdinner14.eventbrite.com

ATTENTION CRAFTERS

Nov 9

Space is available for St. Joseph Garden Club’s 30th Annual Christmas Boutique Nov 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. An 8 ft. table is $25.00. Held in St. Joseph Church’s Hughes Hall, the Christmas Boutique offers hand-crafted items, baked goods, raffles, door prizes, and breakfast and lunch items. For more information or an application, please contact Marlene Hornyak (330-274-8145).

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Help JAG Elementary PTO turn Trash in Cash

The JAG Elementary PTO is collecting used ink and laser cartridges, old cell phones and small electronics.  If you are just throwing these items away, let our organization recycle them for you to help raise money for our students.  There will be  collection bins at JAG Elementary School, Middle School, Board Office and Garrettsville Library.  Any local businesses interested in donating on a regular basis can set up a pick up by contacting Holly at 330-527-0023.

Windham Bombers Selling Dominos Cards

Now

The Windham Bomber Marching Band is selling Dominos pizza cards for $10 apiece to raise money for their 2016 trip to Disney World.  Each card comes with 16 buy one get one free coupons. Please contact any Windham Band member to purchase.

Volunteer Opportunity

Now

Are you searching for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? The Camelot Center, a growing therapeutic horseback riding program, is in need of volunteers, aged 14 to adult, to assist riders to groom their horses, lead horses, side walk riders who may need physical or emotional support, help with maintenance and fund-raisers.  No experience is needed as we provide training. Riding lessons are on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  This is a great way to help children, adults, and horses, and have fun at the same time. The Camelot Center is located at 3498 Barclay Messerly Rd., Southington, Ohio. Contact us at (330) 889-0036, www.thecamelotcenter.org, or visit our Facebook page.

Big Brothers & Sisters Needs Volunteers

Now

Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is in need of men and women to volunteer in their one-to-one mentoring program. Over 100 children in Portage County are waiting to be matched with a volunteer. Volunteers make a commitment to spend 12 hours a month with their Little Brother or Little Sister, sharing activities they both enjoy. Big Brothers and Big Sisters are regular people who want to make an impact in the life of a child. Please call today 330-296-6655 or www.bbsportage.org

Eagles Fish Fry

Sept 12

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry will be Sept 12th from 4-7:30 at 8149 Water St. Garrettsville. Fish, shrimp or combo, chicken tenders also available, plus baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. Open to public. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.

VFW Post 1055 Fish Fry

Sept 12

The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 1055, will be hosting their fish fry for this season beginning September 12th at the Post Home, 6000 New Milford Rd. in Ravenna.  The menu consists of fried cod (all you care to eat), chicken fingers or shrimp, french fries, coleslaw, bread/butter, beverage and dessert at a price of $9.00.  The dinners will be served from 5:00 until 7:00 pm and carry-outs can be ordered by calling the Post at 330-296-9546.

Soup Supper

Sept 12

Mantua American Legion Post 193 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 will hold its Soup Supper on Sept 12th at 6pm. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children.

Drive 4ur School

Sept 13

Help support Windham Athletes by participating in the Drive 4ur School Event.  For every test-drive taken, Ford Motor Co. will donate $20 to the Windham Athletic Boosters. It’s that easy!!! All participants will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card and entered to win other giveaways. Must be 18 yrs. or older. Event will take place at Kepich Ford on Sept 13th from 10-4.

Melissa Knight Benefit Dinner

Sept 13

Melissa Knight Benefit Fund for Living Expenses/Medical Bills. Melissa needs our support through her journey with Breast Cancer and unexpected medical expenses. She was diagnosed in March with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. The benefit dinner is Sept 13th from 4 – 8 pm at the Renaissance Center in Windham. The dinner will cost $10.00 per person. There will be a chinese auction and 50/50 raffle.

Swiss Steak Dinner

Sept 13

The Nelson UMC will be hosting their Swiss steak dinner on Sept 13th at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle from 4:30-7pm. Cost is $9 for adults. The dinner consists of tender Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn casserole, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. Carry out available at same location.

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Sept 14

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all you can eat spaghetti dinner Sept 14th  at Saint Mary’s social hall (120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls) from 12-3:00pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Adults: $8.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11) and Children: Free (5 & under). Carryout available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

Pot Luck Dinner

Sept 14

The Shalersville Historical Society will hold their annual Pot Luck Dinner on Sept 14.  This meal will be held in the Shalersville Town Hall at 1:00 pm.  Bring a dish to share and enjoy an afternoon of fun and fellowship.  Everyone in the community, friends and members of the society are urged to attend.  Chicken, table service and beverages will be furnished by the Society.  There will be a Chinese Auction to help raise monies for all the projects waiting to be finished.  Gift certificates, donations and many homemade items will be available at this fun activity.  The recently published Barns of Shalersville  book will be available at this time also. At about 2:30 we will all go over to the museum grounds to dedicate the new flag pole and the memorial bricks surrounding the base of the pole.  The Museum and other points of interest will be open until 5 pm. Come join us on this memorable afternoon.

Windham Library Storytime

Sept 15

Windham Library invites parents with young children to sign-up for storytime on Mondays at 10:30 am. To get into the autumn spirit, a fall wreath craft will be available for everyone September 15-September 23 during regular library hours. A special “Pop-up Books” craft course will be offered for 6 weeks starting September 9th at 3:30 p.m.  This course is limited to ages 8 through adult.  We will be exploring the world of pop-up books. You will be designing and making your own pop-up book.  Class size is limited and registration is required.    For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145. For additional information about library programs and services, please visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.

Free Meals

Sept 15

Christ Lutheran, 10827 N Main St.(SR44), Mantua,  will be offering free meals to anyone on September 15 and October 20. Please come and enjoy a wonderful meal and a chance to visit with your friends and neighbors. The meals are served from 5 – 6:30 pm.

American Legion Breakfast

Sept 15

Breakfast every Monday beginning Sept. 15th  at the American Legion Post #674 from 7:30-11am. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188.

Community Center at Mantua Center

Sept. 16, 23, 30

We’re bringing life and activity to the old school at Mantua Center (just north of SR 82 on Center Road) every Tuesday.  Doors to the old cafeteria open at 9:30 and the coffee pot is on.  The watercolor group paints all morning and is welcoming to new participants (bring supplies).  There’s always a jigsaw puzzle to work on and a box of board games is available.  There are usually people sewing and various projects to try.  You’re welcome to bring your own project, or just come to sit and chat.  Bring food to share for potluck lunch at noon.  We’re going to try having a program or demonstration of some sort  after lunch, starting on Sept. 16, with a chance to make a bed/hideaway for your cat.   Bring an old adult size t-shirt and a six sided cardboard carton approximately 12 x 12 x 18.  Instruction and additional materials provided.  We usually close for a while in the late afternoon and reopen at five for our Don’t Eat Alone Supper served at 5:30.  If you eat way too many meals by yourself, you’re invited to join us for this meal, which is no longer potluck, but planned and provided.  For more information call Ellie Monroe at 330-274-0711 or e-mailefoster@config.com.

Rummage Sale

Sept 17 & 18

Rummage Sale Southington UMC, St Rt 305 & 534, Southington, Oh will be Sept 17th from 9-4. Bag Day Sept 18th  from 9-11. Lunch will be available on the 17th Only. Carry Outs available. Call 330-898-2156.

Copperweld Retirees Monthly Meeting

Sept 18

The retires of Local 2243 U.S.W.A Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10) will have their monthly meeting on Sept 18th at 1:00 pm at the local Union Hall, 684 North Park Ave., Warren, Oh.

Parkman Historical Society Presentation

Sept 18

Parkman Historical Society Presentation on Parkman Chamber of Commerce will be Sept 18th at 7:30 pm at Parkman Community House, St. Rt. 422, Parkman, Ohio

All-U-Can-Eat Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner

Sept 19

The next All-U-Can-Eat Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner will be Sept 19th serving from 5-7pm in Dix Dining Room at the Hiram College Kennedy Center. Dinner includes salad, spaghetti with a choice of meat or marinara sauce, garlic bread, beverages, & ice cream. Adults $ 6.00, children 8 & under are FREE!

Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner

Sept 20

A spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held on Sept 20 from 4 to 7 pm at the  Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rt. 88 In West  Farmington , Ohio   Salad, Bread, Pie, Coffee, and Juice.  Cost is $7.00 for Adults,  Ages 5-12 $4.50. Under 5 is FREE..

Carry-outs are available for $7.50, Come join us and ask Your friends to come —  3rd Sat. of the month,  Same time same place

Homecoming Sunday

Sept 21

Homecoming Sunday at Faith Evangelical Free Church will be Sept 21st at 11 am. Come and enjoy the music of the Mercy River Quartet, pot luck dinner after church and corn hole tournaments in the backyard. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a dish to share and lawn chairs. Church is located at 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd.

Blue Mass for Safety Forces

Sept 21

The Father John Cassidy Assembly #3034 of the Knights of Columbus cordially invites all local Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMT members and their families and all St. Joseph parishioners to a Blue Mass to honor our safety forces on Sunday, September 21, at 5:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Mantua. The intent of the Mass is to recognize all the hard work and dedication these individuals put into our communities. A punch and cake reception will be held immediately following in St. Joseph’s Hughes Hall. For more information, please contact Jo Yash (330-686-9399) or Jim Fields (330-274-8938).

Fish Sale

Sept 23

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 September 23, 2014 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Friday, September 19th.  Please visit the district website atwww.geaugaswcd.com or call (440)834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.  To guarantee your order, please complete an order form and send with your payment to Geauga SWCD, PO Box 410, Burton, Ohio 44021 before September 19th.  Make checks payable to Geauga SWCD or to pay by credit card, please contact our office.  All proceeds support the district’s education programs

Community Dinner

Sept 25

Renaissance Family Center’s Community Dinner will be Sept 25th from 5-6:30 pm. Totally new chief with many skills. Everyone Welcome.

Bomber Marching Band Blacklight Halftime Show

Sept 26

The Windham Bomber Marching Band is very excited to put on their first Blacklight halftime show on September 26th during their home game against Lutheran East.  They have been working hard and would like to invite everyone to come see the show.

Aurora’s Fall Family Fun Fest & Bark BOOnanza.  

Sept 27

Saturday, September 27th from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Road, Aurora OH  44202.  Fun for the entire family!  Free Admission!   For information:  www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org; email rescue1.fgr@gmail.com or call Aurora Parks and Recreation at 330-562-4333.  See you there!

Book Sale

Sept 27

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be Sept 27th from 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

Travel to Australia

Sept 30

Prudy Hall, Hiram College Professor Emerita, will share photos and observations from her travels in Australia on September 30th at 1:00 pm, at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living!  Prudy has traveled extensively and brings the wonder and excitement of her experiences to her audience.  Won’t you join us?  Refreshments will follow. 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 Fran at (440)834-0260, ext. 8 (voice mail), or e-mail your questions to “fran@brookshouse-assistedliving.com”.

Tae Kwon Fo

Oct 1-30

New session of Tae Kwon Do will be held from Oct 1-30 at Lake Hodgson – Apco Lodge in Ravenna for ages 7 years to adults, male or female.  Tae Kwon Do emphasizes self-discipline, exercise, and martial art skills.  Instructors work with students individually and as a group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Participants must have a mouth piece on first night.  Male students are required to wear protective gear after the second week. Cost is $40 and is paid the first night to the instructors.

Pilates Class

Oct 1-29

Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Classes will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. from Oct 1-29 at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park.  Participants should bring a water bottle and a mat.  Class fee is $32 for city taxpayers and $37 for non-city taxpayers or an $8.00 drop in fee. This four week program will strengthen your abdominal muscles, increase your flexibility and improve your overall muscle tone and posture.You can register on line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or in person at 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

T’ai Chi Class

Oct 2-Nov 6

Ravenna Recreation Department is offering a 6-week, adult beginner / intermediate T’ai Chi class on Thursday evenings beginning Oct 2 to Nov 6. Sessions will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park. Instructor is Bill Vandenboom.  This class is Yang style, long form T’ai Chi.  Fee is $35 for Ravenna city taxpayers and $40 for non-city taxpayers. You can register in person until November 3, 2014 Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department at 530 N. Freedom Street or on-line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us.  For further information please contact our office at 330-296-2864.

Retired Handbags for Retired Greyhounds

Oct 2

Candlelight Winery in Garrettsville will host an auction of donated “gently used” designer handbags on Oct 2nd. Proceeds will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape. Donation of $12 per person includes complimentary glass of wine, cheese board and chocolate. Bring a friend and receive a complimentary raffle ticket for fabulous door prize. Wine social 6-7pm, auction 7-9pm. RSVP Diana; 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276. Donations of your gently used designer handbags accepted.

Chicken Dinner

Oct 4

Garrettsville Eagles Annual Chicken Dinner will be Oct 4th from 4-7:30 PM. The Eagles Club is located at 8149 Water ST., Garrettsville, OH 44231. Adults $9.00, Children 12 & under $6.00, to include: Chicken Breast, Gravy, Mash Potatoes, Green Beans or Corn, Cole Slaw, Home Made Bread, Coffee and Deserts

Save the Date!

Oct 4

Freeway’s Fairway Challenge at Sugar Bush Golf Club in Garrettsville. An 18-hole scramble with a tee-off at 8:30am, registration and breakfast beginning at 7:00am, and lunch and raffle at 12:30pm. Event will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to saving greyhounds, one Greyt dog at a time! For more information, contact Diana at 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276.

Special Fall Bingo

Oct 5

St. Michael’s Church special Fall Bingo will be Oct 5th at 1:30pm. Church is located at 9736 E. Center St., Windham, Oh. Gift and bakery table, refreshments will be available. No one under 18 permitted. Sponsored by the Ladies Guild & Knights of Columbus. Questions call 330-326-3636

Blood Drive

Oct 8

Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross, Here at our Showroom at 104 A East Broad St. Newton Falls, Next to Circle K, on Oct 8th from 1-6 pm. There is a shortage of blood throughout the summer months. So please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life. Call 330-872-3257 for more info and Appointments.

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

Chili & Potato Dinner

Oct 11

Chili & Baked Potato Dinner at the Palmyra Fire Station on Oct 11th.The dinner will be held from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm and is open to the public.  The cost of the dinner is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 10 and under and all proceeds benefit the Palmyra Fire Department.

Crescent Meeting

Oct 13

Due to the proximity of Grand Chapter in Dayton, there will not be a meeting on Sept 22. The next regular meeting will be Oct 13th , which will be the annual birthday night with a potluck supper at 6:30

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Polka Mass

Oct 19

Polkafest Polka Mass will be Oct 19th beginning at noon at St. Edwards Parish in Parkman. Dinner reservations required. Adult dinner dance $15, kids dinner dance $10, take out dinners $13. Call Marlene Collins440-834-4506 for reservations.

Murder at the Pigskin Party

Nov 1

The Murder at The Pigskin Party will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall located on 11845 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, Ohio 44255. The event will feature entertainment by the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre Mystery Group and dinner catered by Guido’s in Ravenna.  Tickets are available on a presale basis for $40 each.   Tickets can be purchased at Huntington Bank (Garrettsville), Skylanes Bowling (Garrettsville), by calling Karen at 330-527-2622 or Norm at 330-527-8093, or online at www.eventbrite.com (search word “Murder”) and fommysterdinner14.eventbrite.com

ATTENTION CRAFTERS

Nov 9

Space is available for St. Joseph Garden Club’s 30th Annual Christmas Boutique Nov 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. An 8 ft. table is $25.00. Held in St. Joseph Church’s Hughes Hall, the Christmas Boutique offers hand-crafted items, baked goods, raffles, door prizes, and breakfast and lunch items. For more information or an application, please contact Marlene Hornyak (330-274-8145).

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Discover the Crooked River –  9/6/14 9:00am – 2:00pm

Join a Park District volunteer naturalist on a leisurely float down the Cuyahoga River enjoying the last days of summer. Meet at Camp Hi and we will be shuttled to Eldon Russell Park and make our way down to Camp Hi looking for kingfishers, beaver, and maybe a river otter. Please call Camp Hi 330-569-7621 to register. Cost is $15.00 which covers the cost of the shuttle and canoe.

Meet the Beavers  – 9/7/14       Breakneck Creek     6:30pm-8:30pm

Make your reservations now for a night at the beaver lodge! Maybe not  AAA rated, but luxury accommodations  for our furry friends. Join a Park District volunteer naturalist as we discuss this industrious creature and hopefully see them preparing for the winter at one of three active beaver lodges located at Breakneck Creek.

Geology of Towner’s Wood and Lake Pippen – 9/14/14  Towners Woods  10:00-12:00

What is the origin of Lake Pippen and why is it significant. What evidence or clues might lead us to think that the glacier did indeed leave its mark on Towner’s Woods. Come and join the Park District volunteer naturalist let’s see what we can find.

Whats in Franklin Bog?  – 9/28/14   Franklin Bog   2;00pm -4:00 pm

No its not Bigfoot or the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Maybe buried treasure?   Join the Park District volunteer naturalist and we will search over hill and dale, well, actually, a “bog” to see what hidden gems might be lurking there.

Don’t forget to participate in the Wild Hikes Challenge.  More information can be found on-line at http://portageparkdistrict.org

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Garrettsville – The Friends of Melana is delighted to announce its hosting of the Murder at the Pigskin Party event, a benefit dinner in memory of Melana Matson of Garrettsville, whose life was claimed at age nine by a cancerous glioma brain tumor.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of Melana, an affiliate of the Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation. The Murder at The Pigskin Party will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall located on 11845 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, Ohio 44255.

The event will feature entertainment by the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre Mystery Group and dinner catered by Guido’s in Ravenna.  Tickets are available on a presale basis for $40 each.   Tickets can be purchased at Huntington Bank (Garrettsville), Skylanes Bowling (Garrettsville), by calling Karen at 330-527-2622 or Norm at 330-527-8093, or online at www.eventbrite.com (search word “Murder”) and fommysterdinner14.eventbrite.com

The Mantua Farmer’s Market sponsored by Christ Lutheran Church would like to thank all the vendors who have participated thus far.  The market continues on Saturdays until September 27th with room for more vendors.  Price is $5.00 per date with all vendor fees going into the church’s Handicapped Entrance Fund.  This project was recently completed and is a great asset to the church.  The market is held in the church’s parking lot at 10827 North Main Street, Mantua.  Call 330-274-2868 for more information.

Chagrin Falls -  Cleveland is well-known for its vibrant art & culture scene. More artists are thriving in Northeast Ohio, making it an amazing community for artists and buyers. In September, the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show will be launching their newest show in the Chagrin Falls area.

In the past, the show has been in Rocky River, Solon, Columbus and most recently, Cleveland Heights. Now, Avant-Garde is expanding to more locations due to its growing popularity.

Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show’s founder, Becki Cooper, is proud of the show’s growing popularity. “I think our show is a unique addition to Cleveland’s growing art scene. The different vendors bring a unique twist on their goods, giving the show a quirky and fun twist.”

Keeping with the Avant-Garde theme, there will be a wide variety of goods like wine bottle lights, art, jewelry, home goods, adorned clothing and more. The different goods create a great experience for the customer. “It’s great to be able to choose from such a wide variety and range of artists and crafters,” said Jordan Anders, a longtime supporter of Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows. “At the last show, I picked up a beach glass necklace, homemade dog treats and decorations for my latest apartment! It’s hard to leave empty handed!”

Another reason the show keeps growing is because of their dedication to support the local community. A part of this show’s proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association’s Annual Heart Walk. “Heart disease affects many people and we’re very excited to support such an important cause” says Cooper.

This year’s Chagrin Falls Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show will be held at Federated Church- Family Life Center located at 16349 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44118 on Sunday September 14th, 2014 from 10:00am-5:00pm. Tickets are $3 at the door and children under 12 are free.

Attention all singers!  The Hiram Community Chorus, made up of the Hiram Women’s Chorus and the Hiram Men’s Chorus, will begin the fall season with a rehearsal on Tuesday, September 9, at 7:30 pm, in Frohring Music Hall on the Hiram College campus.    New members are welcome, and no audition is required.  The Men’s Chorus is directed by Jose Gotera, who teaches voice at Hiram College and Cleveland State, while appearing as a soloist around the area.  The Women’s Chorus is directed by Damaris Peters Pike, Professor of Music Emerita at Hiram College, where she teaches two courses each year and directs the community choruses.

The Fall Concert is scheduled for Friday, December 12, at 7:30 pm, in Hiram Christian Church.  Titled “The Sounds of the Season,” it will feature traditional Christmas songs along with a variety of other music.  Anyone with questions about the choruses may call Professor Peters Pike at 330.569.7643.

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Help JAG Elementary PTO turn Trash in Cash

The JAG Elementary PTO is collecting used ink and laser cartridges, old cell phones and small electronics.  If you are just throwing these items away, let our organization recycle them for you to help raise money for our students.  There will be  collection bins at JAG Elementary School, Middle School, Board Office and Garrettsville Library.  Any local businesses interested in donating on a regular basis can set up a pick up by contacting Holly at 330-527-0023.

 

Windham Bombers Selling Dominos Cards

Now

The Windham Bomber Marching Band is selling Dominos pizza cards for $10 apiece to raise money for their 2016 trip to Disney World.  Each card comes with 16 buy one get one free coupons. Please contact any Windham Band member to purchase.

 

Fall Storytime Registration 

Now

The Portage County District Library is pleased to announce that fall storytime registration (at most locations) is underway. Contact your branch library for specific details. Branch libraries include Aurora Memorial (330-562-6502), Garrettsville (330-527-4378), Pierce Streetsboro (330-626-4458), Randolph (330-325-7003), and Windham (330-326-3145). Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org for more information about other library programs and services.

 

Volunteer Opportunity

Now

Are you searching for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? The Camelot Center, a growing therapeutic horseback riding program, is in need of volunteers, aged 14 to adult, to assist riders to groom their horses, lead horses, side walk riders who may need physical or emotional support, help with maintenance and fund-raisers.  No experience is needed as we provide training. Riding lessons are on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  This is a great way to help children, adults, and horses, and have fun at the same time. The Camelot Center is located at 3498 Barclay Messerly Rd., Southington, Ohio. Contact us at (330) 889-0036, www.thecamelotcenter.org, or visit our Facebook page.

 

Steak & Sausage Trailer

Sept 5 & 6

Windham Lions Club will be hosting their monthly steak & sausage trailer at the Windham Sparkle parking lot. Sept 5th from 10am-7pm and Sept 6 from 10am-2pm. Old eye glasses can be dropped off at the trailer.

 

Stephens Memorial Observatory Open

Sept 6

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open to the public on Sept 6, from 9:00 to 11:00, participating in International Observe the Moon Night.  InOMN is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. Every year on the same day, people from around the world hold events and activities that celebrate the Moon we share. At Stephens visitors will enjoy stunning views of the Moon through the Observatory’s large vintage telescope.  If time and conditions allow, other astronomical objects may be seen. The Hiram program depends entirely on good sky conditions and, if too cloudy to see the Moon, the event will be canceled.

 

Mantua Potato Stomp Race and Fun Run

Sept 6

The 36th Annual Potato Stomp race will take place on September 6th.  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. The 3.5 mile and 9 mile races begin at 9am. All races start at Crestwood High school.  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/$20 and for the 3.5 mile race $13/$18.  STAR Therapy will pay the entrance fee for any Crestwood student.  Entry forms are available at Advanced Rehab and Jake’s Restaurant in Mantua.  Registration can also be done online at Active.com.  For race and/or registration information, call 330-842-0856 or email rosalief@yahoo.com

 

Hot Rod Car Show

Sept 6

Hiram Police Hot Rod Car Show will be September 6th from 9am-2pm at Hayden/Dean Streets, Hiram Village. Hot Rod Cars, Trucks, Food, Music, Trophies and Family Fun! No Registration Fee, Donations accepted to benefit “SHOP WITH A COP” Program! Community Togetherness. Information: Rick Patrick (330) 687-9637

 

Hilltop Chicken BBQ

Sept 6

The Hilltop Christian Church annual Chicken BBQ will be Saturday, Sept 6th from noon until 6pm.  The menu includes 1/2 BBQ chicken (cooked by our famous pit crew), homemade potato salad, green beans and homemade pies. Hilltop Christian Church is located at 4572 W. Prospect St. Mantua, OH.

 

Christian Music Festival 

Sept 6

Christian Music Festival and Ice Cream Social on Sept 6th from 12:30 to 5:30 pm at Huntsburg Memorial Park, US 322 and SR 528. Come hear the melodic sounds  of various gospel groups, join in hymn sing or sign up for the open mike time (call Steve McNany at 440-272-5407), and a Pie Auction!   Please bring your chair or blanket for your comfort while listening.  Sponsored by 3 churches: Huntsburg Congregational Church, Huntsburg Baptist Church and Lighthouse Methodist Church.

 

Mustang Club Car Show

Sept 7

The Northeastern Ohio Mustang Club will hold their 6th Annual Car Show on Sept 7th at Montrose Ford in Akron, OH from 10-3, rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the Copley Fire and Rescue Association and Valor Home. To enter your Mustang is $15 with 18 classes and best of show for people’s choice and judged. There is no cost to view these automobiles. For more info visit www.NEOMUSTANG.com.

 

Free Water Monitoring

Sept 7

Free well water monitoring will be conducted  at 3:15 P.M.,  Sunday,

September 7, 2014, at Sand Hill Stable on State Route 303, just west of the 303/44  intersection. Participants are asked to arrive as close to 3:15 as possible. For further information, call Mary Greer, 330-472-8086

 

Celebrity Pie Auction

Sept 7

The Mantua Rotary Club Celebrity Pie Auction will take place on Sept 7th at 4pm, stage 2 at the Mantua Potato Festival. The bakers/chefs of these pies are all community leaders and public servants who have made considerable impact on the lives of the people in Mantua. The Rotary Club will also be selling pierogies at their booth. All proceeds will go to fund the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

 

Senior Citizen Bingo

Sept 8

Senior Citizen Bingo at Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St is the 2nd Monday of every month from 5-7pm. The sept 8th prizes are donated and sponsored by Tridia Hospice. Chinese auction with 50/50 raffle. All donations benefit the Newton Falls Senior Citizen Van Transportation.

 

Fall Children’s Programs

Starting Sept 8

Children’s programs for fall at the Burton Public Library will begin the week of September 8.  Fall Storytimes are as follows: Baby Rhyme Time (birth – 18 months) Tuesdays at 11am from September 9 through November 18; All Aboard! Storytime (2 – 5 year-olds and their families) Wednesdays@ 10:30am. Sept. 10 – Nov. 19; Preschool Storytime (4 – 6 year-olds) Wednesdays @ 1:15pm, Sept. 10 – Nov. 19; Rockin’ at the Library  (2-5 year-olds and their families)  Wednesdays @ 6:30pm,  Sept. 10 – Nov. 19; Toddler Time  (18 mos. – 3 years) Thursdays @ 10:30am, Sept. 11 – Nov. 20; LEGO’s Club for children ages 5 and up will meet Tuesdays in September from 3:30 – 4:30pm,  Dates are September 9, 16, 23 and 30.  Come and have fun building with LEGOs at the library. Please call the library to register for these programs:  440-834-4466.

Cub Scout Roundup

Sept 8

Pack 4062 of Garrettsville is having their fall roundup on Monday September 8 at 7:00 pm at the James A Garfield Elementary School.  All boys in grades 1-5 are invited to intend and see what fun things Cub Scouts has to offer.  Contact Chris or David Schaefer at 330-274-0572 or at gvillepack62@yahoo.com with any questions.

 

Community Center @ Mantua Center

Sept 9

Free and open to all, the Community Center at Mantua Center is open Tuesdays from 9:30 to mid-afternoon, with a variety of activities.  Watercolor group starts at 9:30, sewing projects all morning, jigsaw puzzle throughout the day.  You can bring your a project of your own to work on, or just have some coffee and chat.  At noon we share a potluck lunch, with everyone bringing food for the buffet. When everyone but those in charge have left, we lock the doors until 5:00, when we re-open for our “Don’t Eat Alone Supper” at 5:30, with a special invitation to anyone who eats way too many meals without companionship.  We’re going to try something new and provide the evening meal instead of asking people to bring potluck, and hope that improves attendance.  So don’t eat alone Tuesday night,  come join us.  Bring a friend or make some new ones!

 

Awana Clubs 

Sept 10

Come join the fun and fellowship at our Awana Clubs held at Huntsburg Baptist Church, 16401 Mayfield Rd, Huntsburg, Oh 44046, Wednesday nights beginning Sept 10th from 6:30-8pm. For more information call 440-636-5203 or visit www.huntsburgbaptist@windstream.net. All are welcome.

 

Home Cooked Supper

Sept 10

Pricetown Methodist Church home cooked supper will be Sept 10th from 5-6:30.  Dinner will feature; meatloaf, homemade mashed potatoes, corn, rolls, super salad and homemade desserts. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under. Carryouts will be available.

 

Patriot Day Program

Sept 11

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield American Legion Patriot Day program will be Sept 11th from 11am-noon at the Burton Village Gazebo. For more info contact Bo: 440-834-8764.

 

VFW Post 1055 Fish Fry

Sept 12

The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 1055, will be hosting their fish fry for this season beginning September 12th at the Post Home, 6000 New Milford Rd. in Ravenna.  The menu consists of fried cod (all you care to eat), chicken fingers or shrimp, french fries, coleslaw, bread/butter, beverage and dessert at a price of $9.00.  The dinners will be served from 5:00 until 7:00 pm and carry-outs can be ordered by calling the Post at 330-296-9546.

 

Soup Supper

Sept 12

Mantua American Legion Post 193 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 will hold its Soup Supper on Sept 12th at 6pm. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children.

 

Benefit Dinner for Melissa Knight

Sept 13

A benefit dinner for Melissa Knight is Sept 13th from 4 – 8 pm at the Renaissance Center in Windham. The dinner will cost $10.00 per person. There will be a chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Melissa is undergoing treatment for Stage 3 Breast Cancer.  Funds raised will help defray medical and living expenses while she undergoes treatement.

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

Sept 13

The Nelson UMC will be hosting their Swiss steak dinner on Sept 13th at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle from 4:30-7pm. Cost is $9 for adults. The dinner consists of tender Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn casserole, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. Carry out available at same location.

 

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Sept 14

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all you can eat spaghetti dinner Sept 14th  at Saint Mary’s social hall (120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls) from 12-3:00pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Adults: $8.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11) and Children: Free (5 & under). Carryout available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

 

Pot Luck Dinner

Sept 14

The Shalersville Historical Society will hold their annual Pot Luck Dinner on Sept 14.  This meal will be held in the Shalersville Town Hall at 1:00 pm.  Bring a dish to share and enjoy an afternoon of fun and fellowship.  Everyone in the community, friends and members of the society are urged to attend.  Chicken, table service and beverages will be furnished by the Society.  There will be a Chinese Auction to help raise monies for all the projects waiting to be finished.  Gift certificates, donations and many homemade items will be available at this fun activity.  The recently published Barns of Shalersville  book will be available at this time also. At about 2:30 we will all go over to the museum grounds to dedicate the new flag pole and the memorial bricks surrounding the base of the pole.  The Museum and other points of interest will be open until 5 pm. Come join us on this memorable afternoon.

 

Windham Library Storytime

Sept 15

Windham Library invites parents with young children to sign-up for storytime on Mondays at 10:30 am. To get into the autumn spirit, a fall wreath craft will be available for everyone September 15-September 23 during regular library hours. A special “Pop-up Books” craft course will be offered for 6 weeks starting September 9th at 3:30 p.m.  This course is limited to ages 8 through adult.  We will be exploring the world of pop-up books. You will be designing and making your own pop-up book.  Class size is limited and registration is required.    For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145. For additional information about library programs and services, please visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.

 

Free Meals

Sept 15

Christ Lutheran, 10827 N Main St.(SR44), Mantua,  will be offering free meals to anyone on September 15 and October 20. Please come and enjoy a wonderful meal and a chance to visit with your friends and neighbors. The meals are served from 5 – 6:30 pm.

 

All-U-Can-Eat Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner

Sept 19

The next All-U-Can-Eat Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner will be Sept 19th serving from 5-7pm in Dix Dining Room at the Hiram College Kennedy Center. Dinner includes salad, spaghetti with a choice of meat or marinara sauce, garlic bread, beverages, & ice cream. Adults $ 6.00, children 8 & under are FREE!

 

Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner

Sept 20

A spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held on Sept 20 from 4 to 7 pm at the  Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rt. 88 In West  Farmington , Ohio   Salad, Bread, Pie, Coffee, and Juice.  Cost is $7.00 for Adults,  Ages 5-12 $4.50. Under 5 is FREE..

Carry-outs are available for $7.50, Come join us and ask Your friends to come —  3rd Sat. of the month,  Same time same place

 

Homecoming Sunday

Sept 21

Homecoming Sunday at Faith Evangelical Free Church will be Sept 21st at 11 am. Come and enjoy the music of the Mercy River Quartet, pot luck dinner after church and corn hole tournaments in the backyard. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a dish to share and lawn chairs. Church is located at 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd.

 

Blue Mass for Safety Forces

Sept 21

The Father John Cassidy Assembly #3034 of the Knights of Columbus cordially invites all local Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMT members and their families and all St. Joseph parishioners to a Blue Mass to honor our safety forces on Sunday, September 21, at 5:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Mantua. The intent of the Mass is to recognize all the hard work and dedication these individuals put into our communities. A punch and cake reception will be held immediately following in St. Joseph’s Hughes Hall. For more information, please contact Jo Yash (330-686-9399) or Jim Fields (330-274-8938).

 

Fish Sale

Sept 23

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 September 23, 2014 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Friday, September 19th.  Please visit the district website atwww.geaugaswcd.com or call (440)834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.  To guarantee your order, please complete an order form and send with your payment to Geauga SWCD, PO Box 410, Burton, Ohio 44021 before September 19th.  Make checks payable to Geauga SWCD or to pay by credit card, please contact our office.  All proceeds support the district’s education programs

 

 

Bomber Marching Band Blacklight Halftime Show

Sept 26

The Windham Bomber Marching Band is very excited to put on their first Blacklight halftime show on September 26th during their home game against Lutheran East.  They have been working hard and would like to invite everyone to come see the show.

 

Aurora’s Fall Family Fun Fest & Bark BOOnanza.  

Sept 27

Saturday, September 27th from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Road, Aurora OH  44202.  Fun for the entire family!  Free Admission!   For information:  www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org; email rescue1.fgr@gmail.com or call Aurora Parks and Recreation at 330-562-4333.  See you there!

 

Book Sale

Sept 27

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be Sept 27th from 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

 

Retired Handbags for Retired Greyhounds

Oct 2

Candlelight Winery in Garrettsville will host an auction of donated “gently used” designer handbags on Oct 2nd. Proceeds will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape. Donation of $12 per person includes complimentary glass of wine, cheese board and chocolate. Bring a friend and receive a complimentary raffle ticket for fabulous door prize. Wine social 6-7pm, auction 7-9pm. RSVP Diana; 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276. Donations of your gently used designer handbags accepted.

 

Chicken Dinner

Oct 4

Garrettsville Eagles Annual Chicken Dinner will be Oct 4th from 4-7:30 PM. The Eagles Club is located at 8149 Water ST., Garrettsville, OH 44231. Adults $9.00, Children 12 & under $6.00, to include: Chicken Breast, Gravy, Mash Potatoes, Green Beans or Corn, Cole Slaw, Home Made Bread, Coffee and Deserts

 

Save the Date!

Oct 4

Freeway’s Fairway Challenge at Sugar Bush Golf Club in Garrettsville. An 18-hole scramble with a tee-off at 8:30am, registration and breakfast beginning at 7:00am, and lunch and raffle at 12:30pm. Event will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to saving greyhounds, one Greyt dog at a time! For more information, contact Diana at 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276.

 

Blood Drive

Oct 8

Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross, Here at our Showroom at 104 A East Broad St. Newton Falls, Next to Circle K, on Oct 8th from 1-6 pm. There is a shortage of blood throughout the summer months. So please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life. Call 330-872-3257 for more info and Appointments.

 

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

 

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2015 Calendars Available

The Newton Township Cemetery Association calendar for 2015, featuring photos of the tornado damage that destroyed property thirty years ago in Newton Falls, may be purchased from Art Effects, Newton Falls Printing, Nussles Florist, Roods Wallpaper and Paint and from association members or by calling 330.872.0236 or 330.872.5452. The calendar price is $10.

 

Help JAG Elementary PTO turn Trash in Cash

The JAG Elementary PTO is collecting used ink and laser cartridges, old cell phones and small electronics.  If you are just throwing these items away, let our organization recycle them for you to help raise money for our students.  There will be  collection bins at JAG Elementary School, Middle School, Board Office and Garrettsville Library.  Any local businesses interested in donating on a regular basis can set up a pick up by contacting Holly at 330-527-0023.

 

Overeaters Anonymous

Sundays

Do you worry about the way you eat?  Overeaters Anonymous (OA) may have the answer for you. OA is a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Meetings every Sunday at 5:00 pm in Newton Falls at Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad Street, Newton Falls or find more information on OA on the web at www.oa.org.

 

Wine Tasting

Aug 23

There will be a wine tasting Aug 23rd from 7-11 at Newton Falls City Park (inside the community center if raining). All proceeds will benefit the Newton Falls Park & Recreation. Cost is $20 per couple or $12 per person, this includes one souvenir glass and 3 tasting tickets per person. Lil Paws Winery, Mastropietro Winery and Myrrdin Winery will be featured.

 

Fall Storytime Registration 

Now

The Portage County District Library is pleased to announce that fall storytime registration (at most locations) is underway. Contact your branch library for specific details. Branch libraries include Aurora Memorial (330-562-6502), Garrettsville (330-527-4378), Pierce Streetsboro (330-626-4458), Randolph (330-325-7003), and Windham (330-326-3145). Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org for more information about other library programs and services.

 

Digital Bookmobile Visit 

Aug 22

Don’t forget to join us at the Aurora Memorial Library on August 22 from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm for the Digital Bookmobile visit. Enjoy interactive computer stations, view instructional videos and stop by the “Gadget Gallery”. The Aurora Memorial Library is located at 115 East Pioneer Trail in Aurora. Call 330-562-6502 for more information. This event is free and open to the public. Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org to learn more about this event or for more information about other library programs and services. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Pinterest.

 

Pig Roast & Church Picnic

Aug 23

Faith Evangelical Free Church pig roast and picnic will be Aug 23rd starting at 1pm. Everyone is invited! Horseshoes, cornhole and more, plus music and fun for the whole family! Please bring a dish to share. The church is located at 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd., Garrettsville.

 

Memorial Music Festival

Aug 23

5th Annual Memorial Music Festival will be August 23rd beginning at 2:00pm at Nelson Ledge Estates Pavilion.  Come and enjoy a day of free music, food and memories!! Bring a picture of your loved one to place on the Memorial Wall. Donations gratefully accepted, but not expected.  Cold covered dish if you wish.  Raffles.  Questions call Ron 330-527-4411 or Betsy 330-235-3078.

 

Stuff-A-Bus

Aug 24

Mantua American Legion Post 193 will be sponsoring Stuff-A-Bus with school supplies along with canned goods and nonperishable items for the 4-C’s food cupboard. The bus will be located at the Crestwood High School Stadium in connection with the Crestwood Community Day to be held August 24th from 5 to 7 P.M. All donations are greatly appreciated.

 

BBQ Dinner and Fall Preview

Aug 24

James A. Garfield High School will be holding its first annual fall preview night on Aug 24th at 6:00 P.M. The event will be an opportunity to meet the 2014 fall athletes and coaches and to see a performance by the Garfield Marching Pride. The preview will be held at newly renovated JAG Field and is free to attend. Prior to the preview, the JAG All Sports Boosters will be hosting a BBQ Dinner on the front lawn of James A. Garfield High School. The BBQ will begin at 4:00 and will cost $10 per person. Payments can be made at the time of arrival. We ask anyone interested in attending the BBQ Dinner to please RSVP via email at jagboosters@jagschools.org (we are just looking for an estimate on how many people are going to attend).

 

Free Water Well Monitoring

Aug 25

Concerned Citizens Ohio/ Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room of the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Rd., Hiram on Aug 25th at 7pm. For accurate readings, your sample should be taken as directly from the well as possible – before any treatment and within an hour before we test it. For more information contact Gwen Fischer 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com

 

Free Community Dinner

Aug 26

Free Community Dinner will be August 26th from 5-6pm, while supplies last at Windham American Legion 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, Ohio

 

Join Scouting Today!!!

Aug 26

Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts. August 26th from7pm-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd, Parkman, OH 44080. For more info or questions contact; parkmanpack76@gmail.com orcall Monique (Cub Master) cell: 216-337-2104

 

Community Center @ Mantua Center

Aug 26, Sept 2, 9

Free and open to all, the Community Center at Mantua Center is open Tuesdays from 9:30 to mid-afternoon, with a variety of activities.  Watercolor group starts at 9:30, sewing projects all morning, jigsaw puzzle throughout the day.  You can bring your a project of your own to work on, or just have some coffee and chat.  At noon we share a potluck lunch, with everyone bringing food for the buffet. When everyone but those in charge have left, we lock the doors until 5:00, when we re-open for our “Don’t Eat Alone Supper” at 5:30, with a special invitation to anyone who eats way too many meals without companionship.  We’re going to try something new and provide the evening meal instead of asking people to bring potluck, and hope that improves attendance.  So don’t eat alone Tuesday night,  come join us.  Bring a friend or make some new ones!

 

Community Dinner

Aug 28

Everyone is invited to the Community Dinner at the Renaissance Family Center on August 28th from 5-6pm. Something smells like chicken in the kitchen, so I’m told. See you at the Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham

 

God Provides A Free Meal

Aug 29

God Provides a Free Meal Aug 29th from 4-6 pm at Nelson UMC. Dinner will include hot dog, baked beans, chips and dessert.

 

Geauga County Fair Booth

Aug 29-Sept 1

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Geauga County Fair Booth will be at the south end of the Fairgrounds by Tank. Call Frank 440-834-8038.

 

Swim Lesson Sign Ups

Aug 30

Looking for swim lessons for your children? Well look no further than Hiram College.  The start of the school years brings a new opportunity for the community’s youth to participate in the Hiram College Water Dog Swim Lessons.  Get lessons from the college’s finest once a week for a five week period.  Each lesson lasts forty-five minutes, with an additional fifteen minutes for your child to gain more confidence in the water.    Ages four and up welcomed.  Sign up August 30 from 2:30-4:30 at the swim pool or online at www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons.  Lesson times are from 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, and 5-6pm Sunday afternoons on September 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 5.  Cost is fifty dollars.  For more information, please contact Brian O’Neill at 330.569.5343.

 

Vendors Wanted

Sept 1

Vendors wanted for Girl Scout Craft Show- The parents of Girl Scout Troop #124 will be sponsoring a Craft Show on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. Set-up at 8 am. It will be held at the Church of God Activity Center, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH. Cost is $20.00 for an 8’ table & 2 chairs. Electric is limited. Crafters are requested to donate one item for raffle. Applications & information-contact Louanne 330-872-1353 or Teresa 330-503-9388 before September 1.

 

Library Closed Labor Day

Sept 1

All branches and offices of Portage County District Library will be closed on September 1, in observance of Labor Day. They will resume regular operating hours on September 2.You can visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org for all your entertainment needs. Place holds on the newest bestsellers, DVDs, and CDs; download free audiobooks and eBooks; or find out more about other library services. What you’re looking for is here- and it’s all free. Join Portage County District Library on Facebook or follow us on Pinterest.

 

Square Dancing Lessons

Sept 3

Circulators Square Dance Club of Ravenna, Ohio will begin square dance lessons on Sept 3rd from 7-9 pm at Brown Jr. High, St. Rt. 59 in Ravenna. First lesson is free. Contact 330-297-0864 or janverrona@yahoo.com .

 

Mantua Potato Stomp Race and Fun Run

Sept 6

The 36th Annual Potato Stomp race will take place on September 6th.  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. The 3.5 mile and 9 mile races begin at 9am. All races start at Crestwood High school.  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/$20 and for the 3.5 mile race $13/$18.  STAR Therapy will pay the entrance fee for any Crestwood student.  Entry forms are available at Advanced Rehab and Jake’s Restaurant in Mantua.  Registration can also be done online at Active.com.  For race and/or registration information, call 330-842-0856 or email rosalief@yahoo.com

 

Hot Rod Car Show

Sept 6

Hiram Police Hot Rod Car Show will be September 6th from 9am-2pm at Hayden/Dean Streets, Hiram Village. Hot Rod Cars, Trucks, Food, Music, Trophies and Family Fun! No Registration Fee, Donations accepted to benefit “SHOP WITH A COP” Program! Community Togetherness. Information: Rick Patrick (330) 687-9637

 

Hilltop Chicken BBQ

Sept 6

The Hilltop Christian Church annual Chicken BBQ will be Saturday, Sept 6th from noon until 6pm.  The menu includes 1/2 BBQ chicken (cooked by our famous pit crew), homemade potato salad, green beans and homemade pies. Hilltop Christian Church is located at 4572 W. Prospect St. Mantua, OH.

 

Awana Clubs 

Sept 10

Come join the fun and fellowship at our Awana Clubs held at Huntsburg Baptist Church, 16401 Mayfield Rd, Huntsburg, Oh 44046, Wednesday nights beginning Sept 10th from 6:30-8pm. For more information call 440-636-5203 or visit www.huntsburgbaptist@windstream.net. All are welcome.

 

Patriot Day Program

Sept 11

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield American Legion Patriot Day program will be Sept 11th from 11am-noon at the Burton Village Gazebo. For more info contact Bo: 440-834-8764.

 

 

Free Meals

Sept 15

Christ Lutheran, 10827 N Main St.(SR44), Mantua,  will be offering free meals to anyone on September 15 and October 20. Please come and enjoy a wonderful meal and a chance to visit with your friends and neighbors.

 

Did you Attend James A. Garfield?

Sept 20

Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or hbouts@yahoo.com to make your reservation.

 

Fish Sale

Sept 23

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 September 23, 2014 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Friday, September 19th.  Please visit the district website atwww.geaugaswcd.com or call (440)834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.  To guarantee your order, please complete an order form and send with your payment to Geauga SWCD, PO Box 410, Burton, Ohio 44021 before September 19th.  Make checks payable to Geauga SWCD or to pay by credit card, please contact our office.  All proceeds support the district’s education programs

Save the Date!

Oct 4

Freeway’s Fairway Challenge at Sugar Bush Golf Club in Garrettsville. An 18-hole scramble with a tee-off at 8:30am, registration and breakfast beginning at 7:00am, and lunch and raffle at 12:30pm. Event will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to saving greyhounds, one Greyt dog at a time! For more information, contact Diana at 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276.

 

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

 

 

Kent – Dr. Beverly J. Warren, president of Kent State University, will speak at the Women’s Equality Day celebration organized by the League of Women Voters of Kent and the KSU Women’s Center on Monday, Aug. 25, 4:30 p.m. at The Overlook, 1519 Overlook Road, Kent.

The League will also announce the establishment of the Helen Dix Scholarship for non-traditional students in honor of LWVK charter member and community leader Helen Dix, who died last year.

August 26 of each year is designated in the United States as Women’s Equality Day. Instituted by Rep. Bella Abzug and first established in 1971, the date commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Woman Suffrage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave U.S. women full voting rights in 1920.

The Kent League is the local chapter of the League of Women Voters of the United States.  Established after passage of the 19th Amendment to educate voters, the LWV is a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Newton Twp. – The Newton Township Cemetery Association members invite you to join us on a self-guided walk at Pricetown Cemetery, adjacent to the Pricetown United Methodist Church on Pritchard-Ohltown Road SW, also known as County Line Road at the intersection of East River Road in Newton Township. Parking will be available in the church parking lot.

The date is September 20, 2014 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. A map will be provided marking the locations of the early settlers of Newton and Milton Townships.

The Newton Township Cemetery Association calendar for 2015, featuring photos of the tornado damage that destroyed property thirty years ago in Newton Falls, will be available during the walk and may also be purchased from Art Effects, Newton Falls Printing, Nussles Florist, Roods Wallpaper and Paint and from association members or by calling 330.872.0236 or 330.872.5452. The calendar price is $10.

The next meeting of the association is August 21st at the administration building on Newton Falls-Bailey Road. All residents of Newton Township and Newton Falls are invited to join the association. Membership fee is $5.00 for the remainder of 2014. Annual dues for the year 2015 is $10.00 for individual, each additional family membership is $5.00.

 

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If you attended James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation…. you are! JAG Alumni are cordially invited to the James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20, 2014 at JamesA. Garfield Elementary School. The banquet is a wonderful opportunity to reacquaint with past classmates, enjoy a delicious meal and entertainment from the award-winning James A. Garfield Band. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 to make your reservation. Your reservation can be mailed to: James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet, P.O. Box 93, Garrettsville, OH 44231. The cost is $18 per person. Please include the name and year of the alumni attending and the name(s) of any guests. The reservation deadline is September 1, 2014.

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Praise & Worship Service

Saturdays

Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturday’s from 7-8pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! Call 330-898-2156 for more info.

 

2015 Calendars Available

The Newton Township Cemetery Association calendar for 2015, featuring photos of the tornado damage that destroyed property thirty years ago in Newton Falls, may be purchased from Art Effects, Newton Falls Printing, Nussles Florist, Roods Wallpaper and Paint and from association members or by calling 330.872.0236 or 330.872.5452. The calendar price is $10.

 

Help JAG Elementary PTO turn Trash in Cash

The JAG Elementary PTO is collecting used ink and laser cartridges, old cell phones and small electronics.  If you are just throwing these items away, let our organization recycle them for you to help raise money for our students.  There will be  collection bins at JAG Elementary School, Middle School, Board Office and Garrettsville Library.  Any local businesses interested in donating on a regular basis can set up a pick up by contacting Holly at 330-527-0023.

 

Overeaters Anonymous

Sundays

Do you worry about the way you eat?  Overeaters Anonymous (OA) may have the answer for you. OA is a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Meetings every Sunday at 5:00 pm in Newton Falls at Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad Street, Newton Falls or find more information on OA on the web at www.oa.org.

 

Mantua Craft & Flea Market

 Aug 16

Mantua Center Church Craft and Flea Market will be August 16th from 9-4 at the Mantua Administration Building. All proceeds will be donated to the church Mission Fund. Lunch and snacks will be available. We have spaces for vendors! Contact Pat: 330-527-3127 to rent a $15 space.

 

Burton Library Book Sale

Aug 16

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, on Aug 16th from 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

 

J.A. Garfield Poker Run

Aug 16

James A. Garfield Poker Run will be Aug 16th, check in at 10 am, first bike out at 11am, last bike in 4pm. Buy in is $15 per person. This entry fee includes one raffle ticket for a Harley Davidson Forty-Eight! In addition to the raffle, best poker hand wins the pot! The ride begins at James A. Garfield High School. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit a new JAG Stadium. Sponsored by JAG All Sports Boosters. For info call Gary 330-714-4195.

 

Community Picnic & Health Fair

Aug 16

On August 16th, the Crestwood Lions will be hosting a Community Picnic/Health Fair at Buchert Park in Mantua from noon until 4pm. The Lions will provide free hot dogs, chips and pop for all attendees. There will be eye screenings for adults and children, blood pressure and blood sugar testing, information from various medical providers and chair massages. Local businesses will be in attendance to provide information on the services or products they provide. The Lions will also provide free games for the children. In addition, there will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds from the raffle and 50/50 will go to the Lions 13D Eye Care Foundation, which provides eye surgeries for individuals who have no means of obtaining them by themselves. There may be more. The only way to find out is to come down and see for yourselves. We look forward to meeting with all of you.

 

BBQ Chicken Dinner Benefit

Aug 16

BBQ Chicken Dinner Benefit for Mennonite Meat Canning Project will be Aug. 16th from 4:30-6:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 14999 S. State Ave. Middlefield.  Handicap accessible Pre-sale tickets only by Aug. 10: Adults $10, ages 6-12 $6 Participating churches: Maple View Mennonite, Middlefield 1st UMC, New  Mercies, Pilgrim Mennonite and Zion Christian. Call 1st UMC at 440-632-0480 to purchase tickets or for more info.

 

Annual Picnic

Aug 17

Freedom Township annual picnic will be Aug 17th in 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 10:30am in a large tent. The VFW will hold a memorial service at noon with lunch immediately following. The main meat dish will be provided by the township. The church will be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers. All are asked to bring a dish to pass. Space will be provided in the lawn for an art, craft and music fair. Contact Jim Hammar 330-527-2855 to reserve a space.

 

Loaves and Fishes Dinner

Aug 19

Covenant Bible Fellowship (8146 High Street, Garrettsville) would like to extend an invitation for everyone to enjoy a great homemade meal with us! Our meal will be held on August 19th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. There is no income restriction. Our planned meal will be BLT’s, Pasta Salad, S’mores and drink. We look forward to serving you!!! If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at 330.527.4205.

 

Soil Health Through the Seasons

Aug 19

Soil Health Through the Seasons: How to Naturally Nourish Your Lawn on Aug 19th from 6-8 pm at the Twinsburg City Hall Council Chambers (10075 Ravenna Road).  This program will provide tips and techniques for maintaining a green, chemical-free lawn while improving soil health.   This program is free and open to the public but registration is required by contacting Mary at 330-722-9322 or maungst@medinaco.org.  Registration deadline is August 12th!  Don’t delay… registered attendees will receive a soil test kit, lawn care calendar, and a packet of cover crop seeds!  For more information, visit www.geaugaswcd.com or call 440-834-1122 ext. 2.

 

Community Center @ Mantua Center

Aug 19 & 26, Sept 2, 9

Free and open to all, the Community Center at Mantua Center is open Tuesdays from 9:30 to mid-afternoon, with a variety of activities.  Watercolor group starts at 9:30, sewing projects all morning, jigsaw puzzle throughout the day.  You can bring your a project of your own to work on, or just have some coffee and chat.  At noon we share a potluck lunch, with everyone bringing food for the buffet. When everyone but those in charge have left, we lock the doors until 5:00, when we re-open for our “Don’t Eat Alone Supper” at 5:30, with a special invitation to anyone who eats way too many meals without companionship.  We’re going to try something new and provide the evening meal instead of asking people to bring potluck, and hope that improves attendance.  So don’t eat alone Tuesday night,  come join us.  Bring a friend or make some new ones!

 

Wine Tasting

Aug 23

There will be a wine tasting Aug 23rd from 7-11 at Newton Falls City Park (inside the community center if raining). All proceeds will benefit the Newton Falls Park & Recreation. Cost is $20 per couple or $12 per person, this includes one souvenir glass and 3 tasting tickets per person. Lil Paws Winery, Mastropietro Winery and Myrrdin Winery will be featured.

 

Pig Roast & Church Picnic

Aug 23

Faith Evangelical Free Church pig roast and picnic will be Aug 23rd starting at 1pm. Everyone is invited! Horseshoes, cornhole and more, plus music and fun for the whole family! Please bring a dish to share. The church is located at 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd., Garrettsville.

 

Memorial Music Festival

Aug 23

5th Annual Memorial Music Festival will be August 23rd beginning at 2:00pm at Nelson Ledge Estates Pavilion.  Come and enjoy a day of free music, food and memories!! Bring a picture of your loved one to place on the Memorial Wall. Donations gratefully accepted, but not expected.  Cold covered dish if you wish.  Raffles.  Questions call Ron 330-527-4411 or Betsy 330-235-3078.

 

Stuff-A-Bus

Aug 24

Mantua American Legion Post 193 will be sponsoring Stuff-A-Bus with school supplies along with canned goods and nonperishable items for the 4-C’s food cupboard. The bus will be located at the Crestwood High School Stadium in connection with the Crestwood Community Day to be held August 24th from 5 to 7 P.M. All donations are greatly appreciated.

 

BBQ Dinner and Fall Preview

Aug 24

James A. Garfield High School will be holding its first annual fall preview night on Aug 24th at 6:00 P.M. The event will be an opportunity to meet the 2014 fall athletes and coaches and to see a performance by the Garfield Marching Pride. The preview will be held at newly renovated JAG Field and is free to attend. Prior to the preview, the JAG All Sports Boosters will be hosting a BBQ Dinner on the front lawn of James A. Garfield High School. The BBQ will begin at 4:00 and will cost $10 per person. Payments can be made at the time of arrival. We ask anyone interested in attending the BBQ Dinner to please RSVP via email at jagboosters@jagschools.org (we are just looking for an estimate on how many people are going to attend).

 

 

Free Water Well Monitoring

Aug 25

Concerned Citizens Ohio/ Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room of the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Rd., Hiram on Aug 25th at 7pm. For accurate readings, your sample should be taken as directly from the well as possible – before any treatment and within an hour before we test it. For more information contact Gwen Fischer 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com

 

Free Community Dinner

Aug 26

Free Community Dinner will be August 26th from 5-6pm, while supplies last at Windham American Legion 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, Ohio

 

Join Scouting Today!!!

Aug 26

Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts. August 26th from7pm-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd, Parkman, OH 44080. For more info or questions contact; parkmanpack76@gmail.com orcall Monique (Cub Master) cell: 216-337-2104

 

Community Dinner

Aug 28

Everyone is invited to the Community Dinner at the Renaissance Family Center will be August 28th from 5-6pm. Something smells like chicken in the kitchen, so I’m told. See you at the Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham

 

Geauga County Fair Booth

Aug 29-Sept 1

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Geauga County Fair Booth will be at the south end of the Fairgrounds by Tank. Call Frank 440-834-8038.

 

Swim Lesson Sign Ups

Aug 30

Looking for swim lessons for your children? Well look no further than Hiram College.  The start of the school years brings a new opportunity for the community’s youth to participate in the Hiram College Water Dog Swim Lessons.  Get lessons from the college’s finest once a week for a five week period.  Each lesson lasts forty-five minutes, with an additional fifteen minutes for your child to gain more confidence in the water.    Ages four and up welcomed.  Sign up August 30 from 2:30-4:30 at the swim pool or online at www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons.  Lesson times are from 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, and 5-6pm Sunday afternoons on September 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 5.  Cost is fifty dollars.  For more information, please contact Brian O’Neill at 330.569.5343.

 

Vendors Wanted

Sept 1

Vendors Wanted for Girl Scout Craft Show- The parents of Girl Scout Troop #124 will be sponsoring a Craft Show on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. Set-up at 8 am. It will be held at the Church of God Activity Center, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH. Cost is $20.00 for an 8’ table & 2 chairs. Electric is limited. Crafters are requested to donate one item for raffle. Applications & information-contact Louanne 330-872-1353 or Teresa 330-503-9388 before September 1.

 

Mantua Potato Stomp Race and Fun Run

Sept 6

The 36th Annual Potato Stomp race will take place on September 6th.  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 3.5 mile and 9 mile races begin at 9am. All races start at Crestwood High school.  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/$20 and for the 3.5 mile race $13/$18.  STAR Therapy will pay the entrance fee for any Crestwood student.  Entry forms are available at Advanced Rehab and Jake’s Restaurant in Mantua.  Registration can also be done online at Active.com.  For race and/or registration information, call 330-842-0856 or email rosalief@yahoo.com

 

Hot Rod Car Show

Sept 6

Hiram Police Hot Rod Car Show will be September 6th from 9am-2pm at Hayden/Dean Streets, Hiram Village. Hot Rod Cars, Trucks, Food, Music, Trophies and Family Fun! No Registration Fee, Donations accepted to benefit “SHOP WITH A COP” Program! Community Togetherness. Information: Rick Patrick (330) 687-9637

 

Awana Clubs 

Sept 10

Come join the fun and fellowship at our Awana Clubs held at Huntsburg Baptist Church, 16401 Mayfield Rd, Huntsburg, Oh 44046, Wednesday nights beginning Sept 10th from 6:30-8pm. For more information call 440-636-5203 or visit www.huntsburgbaptist@windstream.net. All are welcome.

 

Did you Attend James A. Garfield?

Sept 20

Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or hbouts@yahoo.com to make your reservation.

 

Fish Sale

Sept 23

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 September 23, 2014 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Friday, September 19th.  Please visit the district website atwww.geaugaswcd.com or call (440)834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.  To guarantee your order, please complete an order form and send with your payment to Geauga SWCD, PO Box 410, Burton, Ohio 44021 before September 19th.  Make checks payable to Geauga SWCD or to pay by credit card, please contact our office.  All proceeds support the District’s education programs

 

Save the Date!

Oct 4

Freeway’s Fairway Challenge at Sugar Bush Golf Club in Garrettsville. An 18-hole scramble with a tee-off at 8:30am, registration and breakfast beginning at 7:00am, and lunch and raffle at 12:30pm. Event will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to saving greyhounds, one Greyt dog at a time! For more information, contact Diana at 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276.

 

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

 

 

 Windham – Windham Park Restoration Committee is holding 5K Run/Walk at the Arsenal on September 13, 2014 at 10am. Check in will begin at 9am. The cost is $30 for walker/runner older than 10 years old, $15 for less than 10 years old. All participants must pre-register by August 22, 2014 per arsenal regulations. No race day registrations will be accepted per arsenal regulations.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers.  All participants will receive a t-shirt. To obtain a registration form, one can copy it from the Facebook page (Windham Park Restoration Committee) and email it in windhamparkrestorationcommittee@yahoo.com or one can call Deann at (330) 766-3477 or Katie at (234) 600-1232 for more information. Parking is available at Windham High School at 9539 Bauer Road. Runners/walkers will be entering the Arsenal at the south gate near the high school.

Please note that roller blades, skate boards or bicycles are not permitted. Proceeds from the event will go towards the restoration of the park.

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Praise & Worship Service

Saturdays

Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturday’s from 7-8pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! Call 330-898-2156 for more info.

 

2015 Calendars Available

The Newton Township Cemetery Association calendar for 2015, featuring photos of the tornado damage that destroyed property thirty years ago in Newton Falls, may be purchased from Art Effects, Newton Falls Printing, Nussles Florist, Roods Wallpaper and Paint and from association members or by calling 330.872.0236 or 330.872.5452. The calendar price is $10.

 

Help JAG Elementary PTO turn Trash in Cash

The JAG Elementary PTO is collecting used ink and laser cartridges, old cell phones and small electronics.  If you are just throwing these items away, let our organization recycle them for you to help raise money for our students.  There will be  collection bins at JAG Elementary School, Middle School, Board Office and Garrettsville Library.  Any local businesses interested in donating on a regular basis can set up a pick up by contacting Holly at 330-527-0023.

 

Overeaters Anonymous

Sundays

Do you worry about the way you eat?  Overeaters Anonymous (OA) may have the answer for you. OA is a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Meetings every Sunday at 5:00 pm in Newton Falls at Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad Street, Newton Falls or find more information on OA on the web at www.oa.org.

 

Troy Homecoming

Aug 8-10

Troy Homecoming will be August 8-10 at 13950 Main Market Road in Welshfield, Ohio 44021. A century old tradition continues in southern Geauga County.  Troy Homecoming is a free community festival with live entertainment, contests, raffles, concessions, parade…  Find out more at www.TroyHomecoming.org!

 

Fish Fry

Aug 8

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry will be Aug 8th from 4-7:30pm. Fish, shrimp or a combo. Chicken tenders also available. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce and green beans and dinner roll. All dinners are $8.50. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.

 

Observatory Open

Aug 9

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open to the public on Aug 9th, from 9:30-11PM. The featured object for the night will be Earth’s Moon, a spectacular sight through the observatory’s large vintage telescope. Other objects may also be viewed given time and good seeing conditions. Cloudy skies cancel the event! 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. 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 near the Post Office, a short distance east of the observatory.

 

Harvest Point Church Luau

Aug 9

On August 9 Harvest Point Church (Lordstown, Ohio) will host a community Luau at the city parks at Tod Ave. and Salt Springs Rd. from noon- 3:00 p.m.  This is the fourth year that the church has sponsored this family oriented, fun-filled, FREE event which includes games, food, music and prizes.  There will be a Farmers Market and Bakery which provides fresh produce and baked goods at no charge, a Food Court which will provide hot dogs, hot ham sandwiches, chips and more throughout the afternoon free of charge.  Games for all ages, including the dunk tank, goldfish game, high striker, bounce house and slide, to name just a few, will be available for everyone to enjoy.  Members of the congregation will be available in the prayer tent throughout the event.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon.

 

100th Celebration

Aug 9

The former Mantua Center (Township) School is celebrating 100 years since it opened its doors to students in 1914. A special celebration is planned for, August 9th at 1:00pm at the school to recognize the building being placed on The National Register of Historic Places. A special speaker(s) is being invited to attend. All former students, teachers and staff members are invited and encouraged to attend. If interested or desire more information please contact Tom at 330-472-8458, Dottie 330-995-3840 or Patsi 330-274-2124.

 

Canning Workshop

Aug 9

The Portage County Gardeners will reschedule the Canning Workshop to Aug. 9 at 5154 St. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area). You will learn the water bath method of canning as well as pressure canning.  You will also get a Ball Canning Book, and samples to taste. Cost is $25.00-  Call Helena at 330-673-0577 for pre-pay and registration

 

GI Get Together

Aug 9

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield will host a GI Get Together – coffee and donuts from 8am-noon on Aug 9th, at the Post Home on Goodwin St. Call Frank 440-834-8038 for more info.

 

Steak Fry

Aug 9

American Legion Post 674  Windham, OH, Sons of the American Legion and Ladies Aux Steak Fry will be Aug 9th from 4:30-7:30pm. Pre-sale tickets -$13, at the door – $15. Menu: 10oz NY Strip/Rib eye, baked potato, vegetable, salad   (Prepared By Chef  Harold  Clark ). DJ  from  8 pm to 11pm music by JAY  D, 50/50 Raffle and Chinese Auction

 

 

Post 193 Picnic

Aug 9

American Legion Post 193 Legion & Auxiliary picnic will be August 9th at Traveler’s Woods Campground Pavilion beginning at 2pm. Meat and beverages will be provides, if planning to attend call 330-626-3341 or 330-389-9121. Bring a table setting and an ample dish to share. Lots of games and outdoor pool to enjoy.

 

Memorial Golf Outing

Aug 9

The third annual Jeremy A. Collins Memorial Foundation Golf Outing will be at Sugar Bush Golf Club, August 9. The JACMF provides scholarship money for college bound seniors from LaBrae and James A. Garfield High School. 4-person scramble. $80/golfer before Aug 1st. $85/golfer Aug 2-9th. 18 holes with cart – grilled lunch – beer & soft drinks – catered dinner –Lots of contests and prizes – Rock 106.9’s Dan Stansbury – Hole in one Grand Prize: 2014 Chevy Equinox and more!  Registration 8am – shotgun start at 9am. Hole Sponsors: $100  www.TheJACMF.com for more information.

 

Dessert Extravaganza

Aug 10

Join Us on August 10th from 12:00-2:00pm at the KSU Hotel and conference center in Kent, OH for the 6th annual Dessert Extravaganza benefitting Coleman Adult Day Services. This year’s “Sunday’s Salute to Seniors” themed event is sure to keep you guessing with our silent auction and leave you satisfied with our mouthwatering desserts.

 

Ice Cream Social!

Aug 12

You are invited to an ice cream social at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living on August 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  The Celtic Union Band will add to the fun with their high-spirited Irish folk music from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Please join us for this enjoyable evening celebrating summer with friendly folks, good music, and ICE CREAM! 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 (voicemail), or e-mail your questions to “fran@brookshouse-assistedliving.com”.  This event is free, and we hope to see you there!

 

Room Mothers 2014 Luncheon

Aug 12

The Freedom Township School Room Mothers 2014 Luncheon will be held at noon on Aug 12th at Cals Restaurant banquet room in Garrettsville. All room mothers and mothers who had children in the Freedom School are invited to attend and bring guests. The program this year will be by Michael and Michelle Elias of the Nelson/Garrettsville Food Cupboard.

 

Monthly Dance

Aug 14

Coleman Adult Day Services sponsors a monthly dance for Developmental Disabilities participants around the community. D.J. Terri Howe provides the entertainment. Refreshments are served. There is no charge for this dance. If you would like to attend, the next dance will be on August 14th. Every month on the second Thursday located at 6695. North Chestnut Street Ravenna. 6-8pm   If you know anyone that would like to come join in on a fun filled evening call 33-(296-3214) for more information.

 

CEAC Meeting

Aug 14

The Community Evaluations and Accomplishments Committee (CEAC) for Hiram Township will hold its third meeting on August 14 at 7:00 p.m. Discussion will continue about expanding the existing hiking trails throughout the township.  Come and add your input!  This is a public meeting, and any township resident is eligible to serve on the committee.  Location of this meeting is the Hiram Corner Store and Café, 11658 Garfield, Hiram, OH 44234.

 

Mantua Craft & Flea Market

 Aug 16

Mantua Center Church Craft and Flea Market will be August 16th from 9-4 at the Mantua Administration Building. All proceeds will be donated to the church Mission Fund. Lunch and snacks will be available. We have spaces for vendors! Contact Pat: 330-527-3127 to rent a $15 space.

 

Burton Library Book Sale

Aug 16

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, on Aug 16th from 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

 

J.A. Garfield Poker Run

Aug 16

James A. Garfield Poker Run will be Aug 16th, check in at 10 am, first bike out at 11am, last bike in 4pm. Buy in is $15 per person. This entry fee includes one raffle ticket for a Harley Davidson Forty-Eight! In addition to the raffle, best poker hand wins the pot! The ride begins at James A. Garfield High School. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit a new JAG Stadium. Sponsored by JAG All Sports Boosters. For info call Gary 330-714-4195.

 

Community Picnic & Health Fair

Aug 16

On August 16th, the Crestwood Lions will be hosting a Community Picnic/Health Fair at Buchert Park in Mantua from noon until 4pm. The Lions will provide free hot dogs, chips and pop for all attendees. There will be eye screenings for adults and children, blood pressure and blood sugar testing, information from various medical providers and chair massages. Local businesses will be in attendance to provide information on the services or products they provide. The Lions will also provide free games for the children. In addition, there will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds from the raffle and 50/50 will go to the Lions 13D Eye Care Foundation, which provides eye surgeries for individuals who have no means of obtaining them by themselves. There may be more. The only way to find out is to come down and see for yourselves. We look forward to meeting with all of you.

 

BBQ Chicken Dinner Benefit

Aug 16

BBQ Chicken Dinner Benefit for Mennonite Meat Canning Project will be Aug. 16th from 4:30-6:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 14999 S. State Ave. Middlefield.  Handicap accessible Pre-sale tickets only by Aug. 10: Adults $10, ages 6-12 $6 Participating churches: Maple View Mennonite, Middlefield 1st UMC, New  Mercies, Pilgrim Mennonite and Zion Christian. Call 1st UMC at 440-632-0480 to purchase tickets or for more info.

 

Annual Picnic

Aug 17

Freedom Township annual picnic will be Aug 17th in 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 10:30am in a large tent. The VFW will hold a memorial service at noon with lunch immediately following. The main meat dish will be provided by the township. The church will be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers. All are asked to bring a dish to pass. Space will be provided in the lawn for an art, craft and music fair. Contact Jim Hammar 330-527-2855 to reserve a space.

 

Soil Health Through the Seasons

Aug 19

Soil Health Through the Seasons: How to Naturally Nourish Your Lawn on Aug 19th from 6-8 pm at the Twinsburg City Hall Council Chambers (10075 Ravenna Road).  This program will provide tips and techniques for maintaining a green, chemical-free lawn while improving soil health.   This program is free and open to the public but registration is required by contacting Mary at 330-722-9322 or maungst@medinaco.org.  Registration deadline is August 12th!  Don’t delay… registered attendees will receive a soil test kit, lawn care calendar, and a packet of cover crop seeds!  For more information, visit www.geaugaswcd.com or call 440-834-1122 ext. 2.

 

Wine Tasting

Aug 23

There will be a wine tasting Aug 23rd from 7-11 at Newton Falls City Park (inside the community center if raining). All proceeds will benefit the Newton Falls Park & Recreation. Cost is $20 per couple or $12 per person, this includes one souvenir glass an 3 tasting tickets per person. Lil Paws Winery, Mastropietro Winery and Myrrdin Winery will be featured.

 

Pig Roast & Church Picnic

Aug 23

Faith Evangelical Free Church pig roast and picnic will be Aug 23rd starting at 1pm. Everyone is invited! Horseshoes, cornhole and more, plus music and fun for the whole family! Please bring a dish to share. The church is located at 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd., Garrettsville.

 

BBQ Dinner and Fall Preview

Aug 24

James A. Garfield High School will be holding its first annual fall preview night on Aug 24th at 6:00 P.M. The event will be an opportunity to meet the 2014 fall athletes and coaches and to see a performance by the Garfield Marching Pride. The preview will be held at newly renovated JAG Field and is free to attend. Prior to the preview, the JAG All Sports Boosters will be hosting a BBQ Dinner on the front lawn of James A. Garfield High School. The BBQ will begin at 4:00 and will cost $10 per person. Payments can be made at the time of arrival. We ask anyone interested in attending the BBQ Dinner to please RSVP via email at jagboosters@jagschools.org (we are just looking for an estimate on how many people are going to attend).

 

Free Water Well Monitoring

Aug 25

Concerned Citizens Ohio/ Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room of the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Rd., Hiram on Aug 25th at 7pm. For accurate readings, your sample should be taken as directly from the well as possible – before any treatment and within an hour before we test it. For more information contact Gwen Fischer 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com

 

Join Scouting Today!!!

Aug 26

Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts. August 26th from7pm-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd, Parkman, OH 44080. For more info or questions contact; parkmanpack76@gmail.com orcall Monique (Cub Master) cell: 216-337-2104

 

Geauga County Fair Booth

Aug 29-Sept 1

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Geauga County Fair Booth will be at the south end of the Fairgrounds by Tank. Call Frank 440-834-8038.

 

Vendors Wanted

Sept 1

Vendors Wanted for Girl Scout Craft Show- The parents of Girl Scout Troop #124 will be sponsoring a Craft Show on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. Set-up at 8 am. It will be held at the Church of God Activity Center, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH. Cost is $20.00 for an 8’ table & 2 chairs. Electric is limited. Crafters are requested to donate one item for raffle. Applications & information-contact Louanne 330-872-1353 or Teresa 330-503-9388 before September 1.

 

 

 

Mantua Potato Stomp Race and Fun Run

Sept 6

The 36th Annual Potato Stomp race will take place on September 6th.  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 3.5 mile and 9 mile races begin at 9am. All races start at Crestwood High school.  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/$20 and for the 3.5 mile race $13/$18.  STAR Therapy will pay the entrance fee for any Crestwood student.  Entry forms are available at Advanced Rehab and Jake’s Restaurant in Mantua.  Registration can also be done online at Active.com.  For race and/or registration information, call 330-842-0856 or email rosalief@yahoo.com

 

Awana Clubs 

Sept 10

Come join the fun and fellowship at our Awana Clubs held at Huntsburg Baptist Church, 16401 Mayfield Rd, Huntsburg, Oh 44046, Wednesday nights beginning Sept 10th from 6:30-8pm. For more information call 440-636-5203 or visit www.huntsburgbaptist@windstream.net. All are welcome.

 

Did you Attend James A. Garfield?

Sept 20

Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or hbouts@yahoo.com to make your reservation.

 

Fish Sale

Sept 23

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 September 23, 2014 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Friday, September 19th.  Please visit the district website atwww.geaugaswcd.com or call (440)834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.  To guarantee your order, please complete an order form and send with your payment to Geauga SWCD, PO Box 410, Burton, Ohio 44021 before September 19th.  Make checks payable to Geauga SWCD or to pay by credit card, please contact our office.  All proceeds support the District’s education programs

 

Save the Date!

Oct 4

Freeway’s Fairway Challenge at Sugar Bush Golf Club in Garrettsville. An 18-hole scramble with a tee-off at 8:30am, registration and breakfast beginning at 7:00am, and lunch and raffle at 12:30pm. Event will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to saving greyhounds, one Greyt dog at a time! For more information, contact Diana at 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276.

 

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

 

 

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Butterfly Hike:

· Annual Butterfly Count for Towner’s Woods, conducted by the “Chrysalis in Time” the Northeast Ohio Chapter of NABA (North American Butterfly Association). 10:00 a.m. August 23rd.

·  Led by Judy Semroc and Larry Rosche, naturalists with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

· Collect and learn about butterflies as well as dragonflies and other interesting nature finds

· If you like, bring your own net, insect container, water bottle, insect repellent, etc.

·  Appropriate for all ages, we’ll start on the PORTAGE Hike and Bike Trail at Towner’s Woods, and then hit the Butterfly Trail.

·   We’ve had terrific weather every year for this!

 

Bat Program:

·   At Towner’s Woods Friday evening August 22, 8:00.

·  Get up close and personal as you learn about the species and lives of our local bats, and their importance to our ecosystem

· Presented by our friends at Davey Resource Group and volunteer “Batman” Mike Johnson, they will collect bats by mist netting across the trail

· Bring insect repellent and flashlight if you like.

 

Pre-registration is NOT required for either of these events

 

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2014 Balloon-A-Fair Seeking Parade Entries 

Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Ravenna Pride In The Sky”.  Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 20, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. All units must have a 2014 parade application on file.  The All American Judges will be judging the parade. Parade entries are encouraged to stay for the opening ceremony when the parade winners will be announced.  For more information and deadline, call the BAF Hotline (330) 296-FAIR.

 

Praise & Worship Service

Saturdays

Southing UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturday’s from 7-8pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! Call 330-898-2156 for more info.

 

2015 Calendars Available

The Newton Township Cemetery Association calendar for 2015, featuring photos of the tornado damage that destroyed property thirty years ago in Newton Falls, may be purchased from Art Effects, Newton Falls Printing, Nussles Florist, Roods Wallpaper and Paint and from association members or by calling 330.872.0236 or 330.872.5452. The calendar price is $10.

 

Garfield Fall Jr. High Soccer Sign Ups

Our Garfield Junior High soccer team will be co-ed and be comprised of grades 6 thru 8; open to all communities.  We will be playing other Jr. High teams in Geauga County and the surrounding area so travel is mandatory, skill level is higher than recreation and games will most likely be played on the weekends.   Expect the fee to play to be about $50.00 per player and team sponsors are welcome.  This is the first step in Garfield establishing a Jr. High soccer program.  Our first practice will be August 7 at Brosius Rd. Field from 6 to 8 PM.  Please contact Bob Finney for more information and any ideas you may have to help grow our program at matrixprints@yahoo.com.

 

Help JAG Elementary PTO turn Trash in Cash

The JAG Elementary PTO is collecting used ink and laser cartridges, old cell phones and small electronics.  If you are just throwing these items away, let our organization recycle them for you to help raise money for our students.  There are collection bins at JAG Elementary School, Middle School, Board Office and Garrettsville Library.  Any local businesses interested in donating on a regular basis can set up a pick up by contacting Holly at 330-527-0023.

 

Overeaters Anonymous

Sundays

Do you worry about the way you eat?  Overeaters Anonymous (OA) may have the answer for you. OA is a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Meetings every Sunday at 5:00 pm in Newton Falls at Serenity Place, 29 E. Broad Street, Newton Falls or find more information on OA on the web at www.oa.org.

 

Rummage Sale 

July 31 – Aug 2

Rummage sale and Flea market July 31st, Aug 1, and 2nd from 9 am till 4 pm at New Mercies Community Church, 12767 Butternut Rd, Burton. Spaces are available for all three days for $10; we are also accepting donations for the rummage sale. Drop off at the church. If interested in a space, please contact Sue at 330 274 7093 to reserve your space. Food will be provided for a small cost to everyone

 

Trash & Treasure Sale

July 31-Aug 2

Annual Trash & Treasure Sale at Parkman Congregational Church(18265 Madison Rd. 528 just north of 422) will be July 31 –Aug. 1st from 9-5.  Aug. 2nd  9 – noon items ½ price – 12:30 till close at 3 p.m., items free. Donations may be brought to church July 28 & 29 9 a. m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast & lunch available. Something for everyone! Questions call church office at 440-548-4829.

 

18th Annual Charity Gold Outing

Aug 1

Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County will hold their annual Gold Scramble on Aug 1st at Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent. Shot gun start at 9am. Golfers receive 18 holes and cart, continental breakfast, picnic style lunch, steak dinner and beverages; personalized bag tag, sleeve of balls and a photo of your foursome. Hole in one prizes include $5000, Callaway Clubs, flat screen TV and more. Our auction features 2 Southwest airline tickets. Cost is $110 per person. Call 330-296-6655 to register.

 

Jackson Township Community Yard Sale Days

Aug 1 & 2

North Jackson Citizen’s Association Community Wide Yard Sale Days will be Aug 1st & 2nd at 9am. 200+ addresses listed on map locating sales throughout the township. Maps available at a new and larger field, 10748 East Mahoning Ave and businesses on Aug 1st. Free parking and music by Steve Fazzini.

 

Steak & Sausage Trailer 

Aug 1 & 2

Windham Lions Club will be hosting their monthly steak and sausage trailer at the Windham Sparkle parking lot Aug 1st from 10am-7pm and Aug 2nd from 10am-3pm.

 

Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run

Aug 2

The 13th Annual Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run will take place on August 2nd.  Registration is 10am to 12pm at the American Legion Hall in Windham OH (9960 E. Center st) . 2 or 4 wheels are welcome. cost is $10.00 per person. Huge buffet, Chinese auction, door prizes and 50/50 raffle! All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund at James A Garfield. Contact Jamie Cain @330-221-6338 or Tom Myers @ 330-646-5797 for more info.

 

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic

Aug 2

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Road Pavilion, in Middlefield on August 2nd.  Please bring a dish to pass, own table service, beverage and lawn chairs.  We will provide punch and hot dogs.  We plan on eating at 2:00 p.m.  For additional information call Maryan at 330-569-7057 or Melburn at 440-632-0947.  Hope to see you all there.

 

Buffet Supper & Monthly Dance

Aug 2

Portage County Chapter #600Parents Without Partners will have a buffet supper from 6:30-7:30 and its monthly dance from 7:30-11 at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge. The cost for the dance is $6.00 per person for members and $8.00 a person from non-members. The cost of the buffet supper is $6.00 per person. For reservations or more info call Mary: 330-571-3801 or Warrine: 330-322-9559.

 

Archery Clinic

Aug 2

Eagle Creek Conservation will be hosting an Archery Clinic on August 2nd for kids 4-15. Pre-registration will be at 9am and we will begin around 10am. Bows, arrows and targets will be provided. This year we have another new target; it should be a blast to shoot at. For more information or questions contact Jim Starkey at 330-357-6316 or Paramedicw18@yahoo.com.

 

7th Annual Sweet Corn Festival

Aug 2-3

Kent Lions Club hosts the 7th Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Beckwith Orchard at 1617 Lake Rockwell Road.  August 2nd and 3rd from NOON – 5:00 pm.  EAR-resistible fun for the whole family!  Enjoy Carnival Games for children, Face Painting, Trolley Rides and a Photo Booth. Vendors.  Model A’s Display on Saturday. Live Musical Entertainment lineup:  Saturday at noon is Willie and Friends followed by Kerry Kean and The Hot Potatoes.  Sunday at noon is Rio Neon followed by Celtic Clan of Kent. Lions will be serving boiled sweet corn from Pochedley’s, hot dogs, and sausage sandwiches, and Beckwith’s peaches & peach pie available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will fund Lions sight preservation projects. Located on the Portage County Hike & Bike Trail between Kent and Ravenna.  Hike, Bike, or Drive there for a great time!  OUTSIDE Vendor spaces available Contact Fran:  330-678-4012 or fhardest@kent.edu.

 

Pilates

Aug 2-31

Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Classes will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. from August 3 to August 31 at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park.  Participants should bring a water bottle and a mat.  Class fee is $32 for city taxpayers and $37 for non-city taxpayers or an $8.00 drop in fee. This four week program will strengthen your abdominal muscles, increase your flexibility and improve your overall muscle tone and posture. You can register on line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or in person at 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

 

School Supply Giveaway

Aug 3

Free school supply giveaway, while supplies last, will be August 3rd from 3-4 pm at the Newton Falls American Legion, 2025 East River Rd. Children must be present. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach in co-operation with the Newton Falls American Legion.

 

Grant-In-Aid-Program

Register by Aug 4

The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school.  The deadline for completed applications is August 4.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024.

 

VBS – Rivet

Aug 4-7

Rivet, our VBS host, wants to see all of you August 4-7 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave. At WOW VBS, discover how the ordinary becomes   extraordinary with God. Experience the love of Jesus. Start an adventure. Use your imagination and creativity to build your faith. Meet people from the Bible who used what they had to produce something amazing with God. Use your heart, mind, and imagination to participate in the creative life of God, the one who works wonders! For questions call 330-527-2055 Tue.-Fri., 9 a.m. till 1 p.m.

 

Safety Town

Aug 4-8

Safety Town for incoming Crestwood Primary School Kindergarten students will take place Aug 4-8, 2014 at Crestwood Primary School. The program will run from 9:00-11:30 a.m., and your child will have the opportunity to learn how to be safe at home, at school, and at play. Graduation will be on August 8, 2014 at 9:00am, so please plan to attend with your child. Register by July 1 and pay $25.00. If space allows, late registration will be taken the first morning of the program, August 4th at 8:30 am at a cost of $35.00.  Please visit www.crestwoodschools.org for registration forms, or contact Jolene Reese at crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com with questions.

 

Mantua Community Center Open 

Aug 5

Free and open to all, the Community Center at Mantua Center is open Tuesdays from 9:30 to mid-afternoon with a variety of activities.  Watercolor group starts at 9:30, sewing projects all morning, jigsaw puzzle throughout the day.  Bring your own project to work on, or just have some coffee and chat. At noon we share a potluck lunch, with everyone bringing food for the buffet. When everyone but those in charge has left, we lock the doors until 5:00, when we re-open for our “Don’t Eat Alone Potluck” at 5:30, with a special invitation to anyone who eats way too many meals without companionship.  Come join us.

 

St William Parish Rummage Sale

Aug 7-9

Saint William Parish, Champion, is hosting their annual rummage sale staring Thursday August 7th, 8th, and 9th. Hours on Aug 7 & 8 are 9:00 to 5:00 P.M. Saturday Aug 9 Bag Day 8:00 to 12:00. The huge sale, located at 5431 Mahoning Ave. Warren, Ohio is held in the large social hall and adjoining classrooms. Lunch counter available. This is the sale you don’t want to miss.

 

Chicken Dinner

Aug 6

Southington UMC, St Rt 305 & 534, Southington, Oh will be holding a chicken dinner, on August 6th from  3:30 to 6:00. The menu includes: one fourth of a chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, homemade desserts and beverage. Price Adults $8.50; Children/Chicken Tenders dinner ages 4-10 $4.00; Children 3 and under free. Carry Outs available. Call 330-898-2156.

 

Veterans Picnic

Aug 7

Veterans from the Cleveland Wade Park Veterans Hospital will be honored Aug 7th at Deerfield American Legion Post 713 in Deerfield. There will be a 5:30 pm picnic provided by the Auxiliary members from Kent, Windham, Streetsboro, Ravenna, Deerfield, Mantua and Aurora.

 

Shalersville Historical Museum Meeting

Aug 7 

The Shalersville Historical Museum monthly meeting will introduce a pictorial book on the Barns of Shalersville. The meeting starts at 7 but those who only wish to see the book may come at 6:30.  This book has been created by Judy Thornton and her love of barns has been a 2 year project.  Books may be purchased for $35.00.

 

Vacation Bible School 

Aug 7-10

Southington Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will August 7th & 8th from 6-8pm and August 9th from 11-3pm. The program will be held on the 10th during the morning worship service. All ages are invited to attend. The church is located at, 4396 Warren Painesville Rd. Southington, Ohio 44470. This is Rt.534 north of center of Southington, on the right hand side.  For more info or question call: 330.889.9587.

 

Troy Homecoming

Aug 8-10

Troy Homecoming will be August 8-10 at 13950 Main Market Road in Welshfield, Ohio 44021. A century old tradition continues in southern Geauga County.  Troy Homecoming is a free community festival with live entertainment, contests, raffles, concessions, parade…  Find out more at www.TroyHomecoming.org!

 

Harvest Point Church Luau

Aug 9

On August 9 Harvest Point Church (Lordstown, Ohio) will host a community Luau at the city parks at Tod Ave. and Salt Springs Rd. from noon- 3:00 p.m.  This is the fourth year that the church has sponsored this family oriented, fun-filled, FREE event which includes games, food, music and prizes.  There will be a Farmers Market and Bakery which provides fresh produce and baked goods at no charge, a Food Court which will provide hot dogs, hot ham sandwiches, chips and more throughout the afternoon free of charge.  Games for all ages, including the dunk tank, goldfish game, high striker, bounce house and slide, to name just a few, will be available for everyone to enjoy.  Members of the congregation will be available in the prayer tent throughout the event.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon.

 

100th Celebration

Aug 9

The former Mantua Center (Township) School is celebrating 100 years since it opened its doors to students in 1914. A special celebration is planned for, August 9th at 1:00pm at the school to recognize the building being placed on The National Register of Historic Places. A special speaker(s) is being invited to attend. All former students, teachers and staff members are invited and encouraged to attend. If interested or desire more information please contact Tom at 330-472-8458, Dottie 330-995-3840 or Patsi 330-274-2124.

 

Canning Workshop

Aug 9

The Portage County Gardeners will reschedule the Canning Workshop to Aug. 9 at 5154 St. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area-You will learn the water bath method of canning as well as pressure canning.  You will also get a Ball Canning Book, and samples to taste. Cost is $25.00-  Call Helena at 330-673-0577 for pre-pay and registration

 

GI Get Together

Aug 9

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield will host a GI Get Together – coffee and donuts from 8am-noon on Aug 9th, at the Post Home on Goodwin St. Call Frank 440-834-8038 for more info.

 

Steak Fry

Aug 9

American Legion Post 674  Windham, OH, Sons of the American Legion and Ladies Aux Steak Fry will be Aug 9th from 4:30-7:30pm. Pre-sale tickets -$13, at the door – $15. Menu: 10oz NY Strip/Rib eye, baked potato, vegetable, salad   (Prepared By Chef  Harold  Clark ). DJ  from  8 pm to 11pm music by JAY  D, 50/50 Raffle and Chinese Auction

 

Post 193 Picnic

Aug 9

American Legion Post 193 Legion & Auxiliary picnic will be August 9th at Traveler’s Woods Campground Pavilion beginning at 2pm. Meat and beverages will be provides, if planning to attend call 330-626-3341 or 330-389-9121. Bring a table setting and an ample dish to share. Lots of games and outdoor pool to enjoy.

 

Memorial Golf Outing

Aug 9

The third annual Jeremy A. Collins Memorial Foundation Golf Outing will be at Sugar Bush Golf Club, August 9. The JACMF provides scholarship money for college bound seniors from LaBrae and James A. Garfield High School. 4-person scramble. $80/golfer before Aug 1st. $85/golfer Aug 2-9th. 18 holes with cart – grilled lunch – beer & soft drinks – catered dinner –Lots of contests and prizes – Rock 106.9’s Dan Stansbury – Hole in one Grand Prize: 2014 Chevy Equinox and more!  Registration 8am – shotgun start at 9am. Hole Sponsors: $100  www.TheJACMF.com for more information.

 

Dessert Extravaganza

Aug 10

Join Us on August 10th from 12:00-2:00pm at the KSU Hotel and conference center in Kent, OH for the 6th annual Dessert Extravaganza benefitting Coleman Adult Day Services. This year’s “Sunday’s Salute to Seniors” themed event is sure to keep you guessing with our silent auction and leave you satisfied with our mouthwatering desserts.

 

Ice Cream Social!

Aug 12

You are invited to an ice cream social at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living on August 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  The Celtic Union Band will add to the fun with their high-spirited Irish folk music from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Please join us for this enjoyable evening celebrating summer with friendly folks, good music, and ICE CREAM! 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 (voicemail), or e-mail your questions to “fran@brookshouse-assistedliving.com”.  This event is free, and we hope to see you there!

 

Room Mothers 2014 Luncheon

Aug 12

The Freedom Township School Room Mothers 2014 Luncheon will be held at noon on Agusut 12th at Cals Restaurant banquet room in Garrettsville. All room mothers and mothers who had children in the Freedom School are invited to attend and bring guests. The program this year will be by Michael and Michelle Elias of the Nelson/Garrettsville Food Cupboard.

 

Monthly Dance

Aug 14

Coleman Adult Day Services sponsors a monthly dance for Developmental Disabilities participants around the community. D.J. Terri Howe provides the entertainment. Refreshments are served. There is no charge for this dance if you would like to attend the next dance will be on August 14th. Every month on the second Thursday located at 6695. North Chestnut Street Ravenna. 6-8pm   If you know anyone that would like to come join in on a fun filled evening call 33-(296-3214) for more information.

 

CEAC Meeting

Aug 14

The Community Evaluations and Accomplishments Committee (CEAC) for Hiram Township will hold its third meeting on August 14 at 7:00 p.m. Discussion will continue about expanding the existing hiking trails throughout the township.  Come and add your input!  This is a public meeting, and any township resident is eligible to serve on the committee.  Location of this meeting is the Hiram Corner Store and Café, 11658 Garfield, Hiram, OH 44234.

 

Mantua Craft & Flea Market

 Aug 16

Mantua Center Church Craft and Flea Market will be August 16th from 9-4 at the Mantua Administration Building. All proceeds will be donated to the church Mission Fund. Lunch and snacks will be available. We have spaces for vendors! Contact Pat: 330-527-3127 to rent a $15 space.

 

Burton Library Book Sale

Aug 16

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, on Aug 16th from 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

 

J.A. Garfield Poker Run

Aug 16

James A. Garfield Poker Run will be Aug 16th, check in at 10 am, first bike out at 11am, last bike in 4pm. Buy in is $15 per person. This entry fee includes one raffle ticket for a Harley Davidson Forty-Eight! In addition to the raffle, best poker hand wins the pot! The ride begins at James A. Garfield High School. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit a new JAG Stadium. Sponsored by JAG All Sports Boosters. For info call Gary 330-714-4195.

 

Community Picnic & Health Fair

Aug 16

On August 16th, the Crestwood Lions will be hosting a Community Picnic/Health Fair at Buchert Park in Mantua from noon until 4pm. The Lions will provide free hot dogs, chips and pop for all attendees. There will be eye screenings for adults and children, blood pressure and blood sugar testing, information from various medical providers and chair massages. Local businesses will be in attendance to provide information on the services or products they provide. The Lions will also provide free games for the children. In addition, there will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds from the raffle and 50/50 will go to the Lions 13D Eye Care Foundation, which provides eye surgeries for individuals who have no means of obtaining them by themselves. There may be more. The only way to find out is to come down and see for yourselves. We look forward to meeting with all of you.

 

Soil Health Through the Seasons

Aug 19

Soil Health Through the Seasons: How to Naturally Nourish Your Lawn on Aug 19th from 6-8 pm at the Twinsburg City Hall Council Chambers (10075 Ravenna Road).  This program will provide tips and techniques for maintaining a green, chemical-free lawn while improving soil health.   This program is free and open to the public but registration is required by contacting Mary at 330-722-9322 or maungst@medinaco.org.  Registration deadline is August 12th!  Don’t delay… registered attendees will receive a soil test kit, lawn care calendar, and a packet of cover crop seeds!  For more information, visit www.geaugaswcd.com or call 440-834-1122 ext. 2.

 

Join Scouting Today!!!

Aug 26

Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts. August 26th from7pm-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd, Parkman, OH 44080. For more info or questions contact; parkmanpack76@gmail.com orcall Monique (Cub Master) cell: 216-337-2104

 

Geauga County Fair Booth

Aug 29-Sept 1

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Geauga County Fair Booth will be at the south end of the Fairgrounds by Tank. Call Frank 440-834-8038.

 

Vendors Wanted

Sept 1

Vendors Wanted for Girl Scout Craft Show- The Parents of Girl Scout Troop #124 will be sponsoring a Craft Show on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. Set-up at 8 am. It will be held at the Church of God Activity Center, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH. Cost is $20.00 for an 8’ table & 2 chairs. Electric is limited. Crafters are requested to donate one item for raffle. Applications & information-contact Louanne 330-872-1353 or Teresa 330-503-9388 before September 1.

 

Mantua Potato Stomp Race and Fun Run

Sept 6

The 36th Annual Potato Stomp race will take place on September 6th.  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 3.5 mile and 9 mile races begin at 9am. All races start at Crestwood High school.  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/$20 and for the 3.5 mile race $13/$18.  STAR Therapy will pay the entrance fee for any Crestwood student.  Entry forms are available at Advanced Rehab and Jake’s Restaurant in Mantua.  Registration can also be done online at Active.com.  For race and/or registration information, call 330-842-0856 or email rosalief@yahoo.com

Save the Date!

Oct 4

Freeway’s Fairway Challenge at Sugar Bush Golf Club in Garrettsville. An 18-hole scramble with a tee-off at 8:30am, registration and breakfast beginning at 7:00am, and lunch and raffle at 12:30pm. Event will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to saving greyhounds, one Greyt dog at a time! For more information, contact Diana at 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276.

 

 

Did you Attend James A. Garfield?

Sept 20

Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or hbouts@yahoo.com to make your reservation.

 

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

 

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2014 Balloon-A-Fair Seeking Parade Entries 

Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Ravenna Pride In The Sky”.  Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 20, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. All units must have a 2014 parade application on file.  The All American Judges will be judging the parade. Parade entries are encouraged to stay for the opening ceremony when the parade winners will be announced.  For more information and deadline, call the BAF Hotline (330) 296-FAIR.

 

Praise & Worship Service

Saturdays

Southing UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturday’s from 7-8pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! Call 330-898-2156 for more info.

 

2015 Calendars Available

The Newton Township Cemetery Association calendar for 2015, featuring photos of the tornado damage that destroyed property thirty years ago in Newton Falls, may be purchased from Art Effects, Newton Falls Printing, Nussles Florist, Roods Wallpaper and Paint and from association members or by calling 330.872.0236 or 330.872.5452. The calendar price is $10.

 

God Provides a Free Meal

July 25

God Provides a Free Meal, July 25th from 4-6 at Nelson United Methodist Church, 9367 St. Rt. 305. Dinner includes beef and macaroni, corn, roll and dessert.

 

God Shares a Meal

July 25

God Shares a Meal, July 25 from 4-6:30 pm at Middlefield First United Methodist Church.  Free meal for anyone who wishes to come.  The church is located at 14999 South State Ave. (Rt. 608), one block south of Rt. 87 in Middlefield Village.  Handicap accessible.  Call the church at 440-632-0480 for more info.

 

Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner

July 26

The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on July 26th from 4 – 7:30 pm. Meals include choice of baked potato or French fries, green beans, salad and roll. Steak dinners are $13 and chicken is $8. Karaoke to follow from 8 – 11:30. Open to the public.

 

Monthly Party

July 26

The Windham Church of Christ, 9837 Wolf Rd., Windham is having their monthly party on July 26th from 3-5. We will be having limbo contests, playing kickball, croquet and the happy tourist game, along with a cake walk. Hot dogs and punch will be served. In case of rain, a Veggie Tales movie will be shown in the fellowship hall, along with indoor games.

 

Craft Show

July 26-27

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3332 Newton Falls is presenting a “Christmas in July” Craft Show July 26th & 27th from 9am-5pm at the VFW Post 3332 Banquet Room 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls Ohio 44444. Handcrafted items, collectables, raffles and a food café. Come join us and support your local veterans.

 

Community Choir Concert

July 27

Ravenna Community Choir Summer Concert July 27 at 3:00pm. First Congregational Church of Ravenna, UCC, 266 South Chestnut Street, Ravenna, Ohio 44266. Free Admission  – Donations are accepted. Refreshments immediately after concert. Invite family, friends and neighbors

 

Barns of Shalersville Book 

July 27

The Barns of Shalersville book has been printed and will be available for sale at the Shalersville Community Picnic July 27th from 1-4. The book features over 100 pictures of Shalersville’s barns. Books are $35.00 each. Profits will benefit the Shalersville Historical Society and its museum. Orders can also be placed by calling 330-527-7669 or sending your name, address and a check or money order to Judy Thornton, 9764 Nichols Rd., Windham, OH 44288.

 

Spc. Adam Hamilton Memorial Shoot

July 27

Spc. Adam Hamilton Memorial Shoot will be July 27th at The Streetsboro Sportsman Assoc. located at 11280 Bloom Rd in Garrettsville. Registration starts at 8am and shooting begins at 10 am. Reg. donation $35. 100 shooter limit. Non-shooters welcome. Prize awarded to top shooter. Pre-register at adamhamilton.memorialshoot@gmail.com or contact Ladd Krestan 330-351-1244 or Erica McCauley 330-842-2701.

 

Backyard Bible Clubs

July 28-Aug 1

First Baptist Church, Newton Falls will be offering Backyard Bible Clubs in two locations July 28-August 1.  These clubs are for children ages 4 years old through Grade 8 and will offer games, songs, Bible stories, crafts and snacks.  The clubs will be held nightly from 6:30-8:30 PM with one event being held at the Everett Greathouse Memorial Playground in the East River Gardens neighborhood and the other event at the “JC” Pavilion in the City Park.  For additional information please contact the church at (330) 872-7055.

 

Safe Driving For Mature Operators Course

July 28 & 30

Safe Driving for Mature Operators Course at Hiram Police Department, 11617 Garfield Rd, Hiram 44234 will be July 28 & 30 from 10-12 and 1-3pm on both days. $10 for AAA members and $15 for non-members. You must attend both days to be eligible for the insurance discount. Seating is limited, call 216-606-6702 to register

 

Red Cross Blood Drive 

July 31

Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross, here at our showroom at 104 a East Broad St. Newton Falls, next to Circle- K, on July 31st from 2-6 pm. There is a shortage of blood throughout the summer months. Please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life. Call 330-872-3257 for more info and appointments.

 

Rummage Sale 

July 31 – Aug 2

Rummage sale and Flea market July 31st, Aug 1, and 2nd from 9 am till 4 pm at New Mercies Community Church, 12767 Butternut Rd, Burton. Spaces are available for all three days for $10; we are also accepting donations for the rummage sale. Drop off at the church. If interested in a space, please contact Sue at 330 274 7093 to reserve your space. Food will be provided for a small cost to everyone

 

Trash & Treasure Sale

July 31-Aug 2

Annual Trash & Treasure Sale at Parkman Congregational Church(18265 Madison Rd. 528 just north of 422) will be July 31 –Aug. 1st from 9-5.  Aug. 2nd  9 – noon items ½ price – 12:30 till close at 3 p.m., items free. Donations may be brought to church July 28 & 29 9 a. m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast & lunch available. Something for everyone! Questions call church office at 440-548-4829.

 

 

 

18th Annual Charity Gold Outing

Aug 1

Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County will hold their annual Gold Scramble on Aug 1st at Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent. Shot gun start at 9am. Golfers receive 18 holes and cart, continental breakfast, picnic style lunch, steak dinner and beverages; personalized bag tag, sleeve of balls and a photo of your foursome. Hole in one prizes include $5000, Callaway Clubs, flat screen TV and more. Our auction features 2 Southwest airline tickets. Cost is $110 per person. Call 330-296-6655 to register.

 

Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run

Aug 2

The 13th Annual Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run will take place on August 2nd.  Registration is 10am to 12pm at the American Legion Hall in Windham OH (9960 E. Center st) . 2 or 4 wheels are welcome. cost is $10.00 per person. Huge buffet, Chinese auction, door prizes and 50/50 raffle! All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund at James A Garfield. Contact Jamie Cain @330-221-6338 or Tom Myers @ 330-646-5797 for more info.

 

Vendors Needed!

Aug 2

Vendors are needed for the Annual Trunk Sale on August 2nd from 9am to 1pm at Harrington Square Mall, in Middlefield, between McDonalds and Wal-Mart.  Admission is free to shoppers.  There will be a huge variety of items, along with regular shopping hours at all the shops in Harrington Square.  We still have some vendor space available. Cost for 1 space (marked parking space) is $20 or two spaces for $35.  Vendor set up time is from 6:45 am to 9:45 am.  Bring your own set up: table, chairs and tent covering if needed.  The ground is paved so tent leg weights will be needed.  You can also just sell from your vehicle. Registration forms can be obtained by calling the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce at 440-632-5705 or by email at mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.  You can mail your vendor fee to P.O. Box 801, Middlefield, Ohio 44062, needs to be received by July 25.

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic

Aug 2

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Road Pavilion, in Middlefield on August 2nd.  Please bring a dish to pass, own table service, beverage and lawn chairs.  We will provide punch and hot dogs.  We plan on eating at 2:00 p.m.  For additional information call Maryan at 330-569-7057 or Melburn at 440-632-0947.  Hope to see you all there.

 

Archery Clinic

Aug 2

Eagle Creek Conservation will be hosting an Archery Clinic on August 2nd for kids 4-15. Pre-registration will be at 9am and we will begin around 10am. Bows, arrows and targets will be provided. This year we have another new target; it should be a blast to shoot at. For more information or questions contact Jim Starkey at 330-357-6316 or Paramedicw18@yahoo.com.

 

7th Annual Sweet Corn Festival

Aug 2-3

Kent Lions Club hosts the 7th Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Beckwith Orchard at 1617 Lake Rockwell Road.  August 2nd and 3rd from NOON – 5:00 pm.  EAR-resistible fun for the whole family!  Enjoy Carnival Games for children, Face Painting, Trolley Rides and a Photo Booth. Vendors.  Model A’s Display on Saturday. Live Musical Entertainment lineup:  Saturday at noon is Willie and Friends followed by Kerry Kean and The Hot Potatoes.  Sunday at noon is Rio Neon followed by Celtic Clan of Kent. Lions will be serving boiled sweet corn from Pochedley’s, hot dogs, and sausage sandwiches, and Beckwith’s peaches & peach pie available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will fund Lions sight preservation projects. Located on the Portage County Hike & Bike Trail between Kent and Ravenna.  Hike, Bike, or Drive there for a great time!  OUTSIDE Vendor spaces available Contact Fran:  330-678-4012 or fhardest@kent.edu.

 

 

 

Pilates

Aug 2-31

Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Classes will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. from August 3 to August 31 at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park.  Participants should bring a water bottle and a mat.  Class fee is $32 for city taxpayers and $37 for non-city taxpayers or an $8.00 drop in fee. This four week program will strengthen your abdominal muscles, increase your flexibility and improve your overall muscle tone and posture. You can register on line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or in person at 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

 

Grant-In-Aid-Program

Register by Aug 4

The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school.  The deadline for completed applications is August 4.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024.

 

VBS – Rivet

Aug 4-7

Rivet, our VBS host, wants to see all of you August 4-7 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave. At WOW VBS, discover how the ordinary becomes   extraordinary with God. Experience the love of Jesus. Start an adventure. Use your imagination and creativity to build your faith. Meet people from the Bible who used what they had to produce something amazing with God. Use your heart, mind, and imagination to participate in the creative life of God, the one who works wonders! For questions call 330-527-2055 Tue.-Fri., 9 a.m. till 1 p.m.

 

Safety Town

Aug 4-8

Safety Town for incoming Crestwood Primary School Kindergarten students will take place Aug 4-8, 2014 at Crestwood Primary School. The program will run from 9:00-11:30 a.m., and your child will have the opportunity to learn how to be safe at home, at school, and at play. Graduation will be on August 8, 2014 at 9:00am, so please plan to attend with your child. Register by July 1 and pay $25.00. If space allows, late registration will be taken the first morning of the program, August 4th at 8:30 am at a cost of $35.00.  Please visit www.crestwoodschools.org for registration forms, or contact Jolene Reese at crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com with questions.

 

St William Parish Rummage Sale

Aug 7-9

Saint William Parish, Champion, is hosting their annual rummage sale staring Thursday August 7th, 8th, and 9th. Hours on Aug 7 & 8 are 9:00 to 5:00 P.M. Saturday Aug 9 Bag Day 8:00 to 12:00. The huge sale, located at 5431 Mahoning Ave. Warren, Ohio is held in the large social hall and adjoining classrooms. Lunch counter available. This is the sale you don’t want to miss. Great items at great prices.

 

Troy Homecoming

Aug 8-10

Troy Homecoming will be August 8-10 at 13950 Main Market Road in Welshfield, Ohio 44021. A century old tradition continues in southern Geauga County.  Troy Homecoming is a free community festival with live entertainment, contests, raffles, concessions, parade…  Find our more at www.TroyHomecoming.org!

 

Harvest Point Church Luau

Aug 9

On August 9 Harvest Point Church (Lordstown, Ohio) will host a community Luau at the city parks at Tod Ave. and Salt Springs Rd. from noon- 3:00 p.m.  This is the fourth year that the church has sponsored this family oriented, fun-filled, FREE event which includes games, food, music and prizes.  There will be a Farmers Market and Bakery which provides fresh produce and baked goods at no charge, a Food Court which will provide hot dogs, hot ham sandwiches, chips and more throughout the afternoon free of charge.  Games for all ages, including the dunk tank, goldfish game, high striker, bounce house and slide, to name just a few, will be available for everyone to enjoy.  Members of the congregation will be available in the prayer tent throughout the event.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon.

 

100th Celebration

Aug 9

The former Mantua Center (Township) School is celebrating 100 years since it opened its doors to students in 1914. A special celebration is planned for, August 9th at 1:00pm at the school to recognize the building being placed on The National Register of Historic Places. A special speaker(s) is being invited to attend. All former students, teachers and staff members are invited and encouraged to attend. If interested or desire more information please contact Tom at 330-472-8458, Dottie 330-995-3840 or Patsi 330-274-2124.

 

Canning Workshop

Aug 9

The Portage County Gardeners will reschedule the Canning Workshop to Aug. 9 at 5154 St. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area-You will learn the water bath method of canning as well as pressure canning.  You will also get a Ball Canning Book, and samples to taste. Cost is $25.00-  Call Helena at 330-673-0577 for pre-pay and registration

 

GI Get Together

Aug 9

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield will host a GI Get Together – coffee and donuts from 8am-noon on Aug 9th, at the Post Home on Goodwin St. Call Frank 440-834-8038 for more info.

 

Steak Fry

Aug 9

American Legion Post 674 Windham, OH, Son’s of the American Legion and Ladies Aux Steak Fry will be Aug 9th from 4:30-7:30pm. Pre-sale tickets -$13, at the door – $15. Menu: 10oz NY Strip/Rib eye, baked potato, vegetable, salad   (Prepared By Chef  Harold  Clark ). DJ  from  8 pm to 11pm music by JAY  D, 50/50 Raffle and Chinese Auction

 

Dessert Extravaganza

Aug 10

Join Us on August 10th from 12:00-2:00pm at the KSU Hotel and conference center in Kent, OH for the 6th annual Dessert Extravaganza benefitting Coleman Adult Day Services. This year’s “Sunday’s Salute to Seniors” themed event is sure to keep you guessing with our silent auction and leave you satisfied with our mouthwatering desserts.

 

Ice Cream Social!

Aug 12

You are invited to an ice cream social at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living on August 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  The Celtic Union Band will add to the fun with their high-spirited Irish folk music from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Please join us for this enjoyable evening celebrating summer with friendly folks, good music, and ICE CREAM! 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 (voicemail), or e-mail your questions to “fran@brookshouse-assistedliving.com”.  This event is free, and we hope to see you there!

 

Monthly Dance

Aug 14

Coleman Adult Day Services sponsors a monthly dance for Developmental Disabilities participants around the community. D.J. Terri Howe provides the entertainment. Refreshments are served. There is no charge for this dance if you would like to attend the next dance will be on August 14th. Every month on the second Thursday located at 6695. North Chestnut Street Ravenna. 6-8pm   If you know anyone that would like to come join in on a fun filled evening call 33-(296-3214) for more information.

 

Steak Roast Cancelled

Aug 16

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Steak Roast on Aug 16th has been cancelled.

 

J.A. Garfield Poker Run

Aug 16

James A. Garfield Poker Run will be Aug 16th, check in at 10 am, first bike out 11am, last bike in 4pm. Buy in is $15 per person. This entry fee includes one raffle ticket for a Harley Davidson Fourty-Eight! In addition to the raffle, best poker hand wins the pot! The ride begins at James A. Garfield High School. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit a new JAG Stadium. Sponsored by JAG All Sports Boosters. For info call Gary 330-714-4195.

 

Community Picnic & Health Fair

Aug 16

On August 16th, the Crestwood Lions will be hosting a Community Picnic/Health Fair at Buchert Park in Mantua from noon until 4pm. The Lions will provide free hot dogs, chips and pop for all attendees. There will be eye screenings for adults and children, blood pressure and blood sugar testing, information from various medical providers and chair massages. Local businesses will be in attendance to provide information on the services or products they provide. The Lions will also provide free games for the children. In addition, there will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds from the raffle and 50/50 will go to the Lions 13D Eye Care Foundation, which provides eye surgeries for individuals who have no means of obtaining them by themselves. There may be more. The only way to find out is to come down and see for yourselves. We look forward to meeting with all of you.

 

 

Join Scouting Today!!!

Aug 26

Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts. It’s Their Future…Let Them Own It! August 26th from7pm-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd, Parkman, OH 44080. For more info or questions contact; parkmanpack76@gmail.com orcall Monique (Cub Master) cell: 216-337-2104

 

Geauga County Fair Booth

Aug 29-Sept 1

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Geauga County Fair Booth will be at the south end of the Fairgrounds by Tank. Call Frank 440-834-8038.

 

Vendors Wanted

Sept 1

Vendors Wanted for Girl Scout Craft Show- The Parents of Girl Scout Troop #124 will be sponsoring a Craft Show on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. Set-up at 8 am. It will be held at the Church of God Activity Center, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH. Cost is $20.00 for an 8’ table & 2 chairs. Electric is limited. Crafters are requested to donate one item for raffle. Applications & information-contact Louanne 330-872-1353 or Teresa 330-503-9388 before September 1.

 

 

 

Mantua Potato Stomp Race and Fun Run

Sept 6

The 36th Annual Potato Stomp race will take place on September 6th.  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 3.5 mile and 9 mile races begin at 9am. All races start at Crestwood High school.  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/$20 and for the 3.5 mile race $13/$18.  STAR Therapy will pay the entrance fee for any Crestwood student.  Entry forms are available at Advanced Rehab and Jake’s Restaurant in Mantua.  Registration can also be done online at Active.com.  For race and/or registration information, call 330-842-0856 or email rosalief@yahoo.com

Save the Date!

Oct 4

Freeway’s Fairway Challenge at Sugar Bush Golf Club in Garrettsville. An 18-hole scramble with a tee-off at 8:30am, registration and breakfast beginning at 7:00am, and lunch and raffle at 12:30pm. Event will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to saving greyhounds, one Greyt dog at a time! For more information, contact Diana at 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276.

 

 

Did you Attend James A. Garfield?

Sept 20

Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or hbouts@yahoo.com to make your reservation.

 

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

 

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2014 Balloon-A-Fair Seeking Parade Entries 

Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Ravenna Pride In The Sky”.  Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 20, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. All units must have a 2014 parade application on file.  The All American Judges will be judging the parade. Parade entries are encouraged to stay for the opening ceremony when the parade winners will be announced.  For more information and deadline, call the BAF Hotline (330) 296-FAIR.

Praise & Worship Service

Saturdays

Southing UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturday’s from 7-8pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! Call 330-898-2156 for more info.

 

2015 Calendars Available

The Newton Township Cemetery Association calendar for 2015, featuring photos of the tornado damage that destroyed property thirty years ago in Newton Falls, may be purchased from Art Effects, Newton Falls Printing, Nussles Florist, Roods Wallpaper and Paint and from association members or by calling 330.872.0236 or 330.872.5452. The calendar price is $10.

 

80s Night

July 18

American Legion Post 674 Windham. will be holding an 80s night 8pm July 18th. We will have a rocking DJ. and all sorts of stuff to give away and contests for the biggest hair, best dressed, best mullet and best wipe out. A great time to connect with friends.

 

Rummage Sale

July 18 & 19

Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 N Main Street, Mantua, Ohio, will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale on July 18 and 19 from 9 AM to 1 PM each day. There will be selection of many items for sale. For more information call Diane at 330-274-2868.

“Little Shop of Horrors”

July 18 & 19

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will be presenting “Little Shop of Horrors”  in the Iva Walker Auditorium located at  J.A. Garfield High School, 10235 SR 88 in Garrettsville on July 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7pm; July 13, 2014 at 2pm.  Directed by  Keith Stiver with

Musical Direction by Eric Juzkiw.

Thank you to our sponsors, Ryser Insurance, Gionino’s Pizzeria,

Ellerhorst – Russell Insurance and Kent State Geauga Campus

Tickets $10.00, Children under 12 and Seniors over 65 – $7.00 and Groups of 15 or more $5.00.   Tickets available at the door.

 

Rockwell International Picnic

July 19

Rockwell International Annual Picnic at Braceville Picnic Shelter will be July 19th from noon-3pm, we will be eating at 1. Bring a covered dish to share!

 

Stephens Memorial Observatory Open to Public

July 19

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open to the public on July 19, from 9:30 to 11:00 PM. The featured object for the night will again be the “Ringed World,” Saturn, likely our last chance this year! Cloudy skies cancel the event! 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. 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 near the Post Office, a short distance east of the observatory.

 

Kinsman Is For Sale Rotary Chicken BBQ

 July 19

Rotary chicken BBQ is at the town park.  Just off of Rt. 5 south of town  8000 Burnett East Rd.    11 am to 2 pm?  Eat in or take out $8.00. Town-wide yard sale from 9 am to 5 pm.  Free maps are available at Market Square-on the square  Amish bake sale on square. Kinsman, OH is located on Rts. 5, 7 and 87. for info: MktSqKinsman@gmail.com  or call 330-876-3178 or 330-240-8094.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has a bandstand concert set for July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

Parkman Community Picnic

July 19

Residents of Parkman, come enjoy an evening of fun with your neighbors and friends July 19th from 5-8pm at Overlook Park, St. Rt. 168. The Chamber of Commerce is providing burgers & hot dogs, beverages, and paper products.  Please bring a dish to share!  They also are providing snow-cones, cotton candy, and popcorn for snacking. There will be a bounce house for the kids as well as corn hole and carnival games.

 

Free Clothing Giveaway

July 19

Free clothing giveaway sponsored by Mantua Christian Church, 4118 St. Rt. 82, Mantua Twp. Will be July 19 from 9-noon. We are featuring back to school clothing and items for boys & girls. Also will display fall hoodies, tees, sweats, and jeans in all sizes. We still have jackets and received more coats and sweaters as well. There is no cost to anyone.

 

Aurora Drive-It-Yourself Tour

July 19

Free family fun in historic Aurora, Ohio. Tour the City of Aurora by visiting participating business tour stops. Enjoy family activities, free samples, special sales/discounts or gifts at each stop. At the end of the tour enjoy a free ice cream social finale at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. Submit your completed tour map for a chance to win a special grand prize! Tour & giveaways from 10-3, Ice Cream Social Finale and Prize Drawing from 3-4 * Maps must be turned in by 3:30 to qualify. Winner must be present. Sponsored by Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, Aurora Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, Robinson Health Center at Aurora and COSE. Visit www.AllAboutAurora.com for more information.

 

Lordstown Ice Cream Social

July 19

Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Rd., Lordstown will hold an Ice Cream Social from 4 to 6 p.m. on July 19.  There will be turkey sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, homemade pies & ice cream.  A bake sale will also be held.

 

Youth Shoot 

July 19-20

Streetsboro Sportsmen Association will be holding Youth Shoots July 19th & 20th. On Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm, children ages 10 to 18 will have the opportunity to learn how to safely handle firearms. On Sunday, participants from previous shoots are invited from 10 am – 2 pm to hone their skills. Shooters must have a responsible adult present at the range. Streetsboro Sportsmen Association will provide NRA instructors, lunch, firearms and ammo. Space is limited. To register, call Russ at (330) 274-3566.

 

NUMC 200th Birthday

July 20

Plan on stopping by the Nelson United Methodist Church, July 20th to help us celebrate our 200th birthday! The church has been in continuous worship from 1814 on Nelson Circle. We are honored and privileged to host this momentous event from 2-5pm. We will also be offering an extended service from 10:30-12pm which everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Save the Date

 July 20

21st Annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 20th at Troy Community Center, Welshfield, OHIO from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Contact Maryan Simsa Jenkins 330 569-7057 or msimsa@windstream.net or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732  or biltzjb@aol.com or Gary Bott 330 527-4457  or carolbott@frontier.com

Pancakes in the Park

July 20

Pancakes in the Park!  Rain or Shine!  July 20th – LAST of the summer season! Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invites you to a delicious all you can eat pancake breakfast at Sunny Lake Park (885 Mennonite Rd. Aurora 44202 – boathouse pavilion) on Sunday, July 20th from 9am to 11am.  Let our team of volunteers cook you breakfast (pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee).  Sit and enjoy the scenic view or a take a 2 mile walk/jog around Sunny Lake. Bring the family or friends and neighbors. Cost:  $6 adults, $4 kids 3-10 yrs., under 4 yrs. free!   Dog walkers welcome!  See you there.

 

Business Meeting

July 21

The Mantua Historical Society will have a business meeting on July 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Mantua Township Hall’s lower level, located on the Historic Green at the intersection of Route #82 and Mantua Center Road.  This would be a good time for interested people to get information about the Society; membership is only $8.00 for a single and $12.00 for a family.  We meet every third Monday of the month.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

Weird Animals VBS

July 21-24

Calling all kids ages 4 -12!  “WEIRD ANIMALS” Vacation Bible School at Middlefield First United Methodist Church. God filled the world with a lot of crazy creatures…including you!  At “Weird Animals” Vacation Bible School, kids learn that Jesus loves them no matter what, and experience Jesus’ love in surprising and unforgettable ways!  Experience Bible adventures, untamed games, sciency-fun gizmos, snacks at the Critter Care, wild and wacky activities!  6:30 – 8:30 pm July 21-24.  Registration is required.  Parents, please arrive at 6 pm on the first evening to complete parental permission form and medical form.  VBS is free to all.  Donations will be accepted to help support our adopted Compassion International child who lives in Nicaragua. The church is located at 14999 South State Ave. (Rt. 608), one block south of Rt. 87 in Middlefield Village.  Handicap accessible.  Call the church at 440-632-0480 for more info.

 

Treasure Island VBS

July 21-25

Gospel Light’s Son Treasure Island VBS will be held at the Wayland Community Church, 6355 Wayland Rd, July 21-25. The fun begins each evening at 6:00pm sharp and lasts until 8:30. All children age 2 through grade 6 are welcome. There is no charge to attend. For more info call Anna 30-938-2335 or Debbie 330-358-2638

 

Pricetown UMC Vacation Bible School

July 21-25

Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School from July 21st thru July 25th, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship.  This years’ theme is “Son Treasure Island”.    Youngsters (3 years to 12th grade) are invited to meet Jesus.  They will enjoy Bible stories, music, games, crafts, snacks and our Treasure Island store at the end of the week.For more information,  please contact 330-872-3801 or 330-540-7523

 

Mobile Food Pantry

July 22

Mobile Food Pantry (formerly Produce to People) in Middlefield, the 4th Tuesday of each month through November at the First United Methodist Church. Next date is July 22.  Provided by the Cleveland Food Bank, you are welcome to come and pick up free produce and other items as available from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the church parking lot. Rain or shine!  The church is located at 14999 South State Ave. (Rt. 608), one block south of Rt. 87 in Middlefield Village.   Call the church at 440-632-0480 for more info.

 

Free Community Dinner

July 22

Free Community Dinner, July 22nd from 5-6pm, while supplies last. Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, OH.

 

Christmas in July

July 24

Christmas in July community dinner will be July 24th from 5-6:30pm. Dinner will consist of turkey and all the trimming. Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio

 

God Provides a Free Meal

July 25

God Provides a Free Meal, July 25th from 4-6 at Nelson United Methodist Church, 9367 St. Rt. 305. Dinner includes beef and macaroni, corn, roll and dessert.

 

God Shares a Meal

July 25

God Shares a Meal, July 25 from 4-6:30 pm at Middlefield First United Methodist Church.  Free meal for anyone who wishes to come.  The church is located at 14999 South State Ave. (Rt. 608), one block south of Rt. 87 in Middlefield Village.  Handicap accessible.  Call the church at 440-632-0480 for more info.

 

Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner

July 26

The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on July 26th from 4 – 7:30 pm. Meals include choice of baked potato or French fries, green beans, salad and roll. Steak dinners are $13 and chicken is $8. Karaoke to follow from 8 – 11:30. Open to the public.

 

Craft Show

July 26-27

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3332 Newton Falls is presenting a “Christmas in July” Craft Show July 26th & 27th from 9am-5pm at the VFW Post 3332 Banquet Room 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls Ohio 44444. Handcrafted items, collectables, raffles and a food café. Come join us and support your local veterans.

 

Spc. Adam Hamilton Memorial Shoot

July 27

Spc. Adam Hamilton Memorial Shoot will be July 27th at The Streetsboro Sportsman Assoc. located at 11280 Bloom Rd in Garrettsville. Registration starts at 8am and shooting begins at 10 am. Reg. donation $35. 100 shooter limit. Non-shooters welcome. Prize awarded to top shooter. Pre-register at adamhamilton.memorialshoot@gmail.com or contact Ladd Krestan 330-351-1244 or Erica McCauley 330-842-2701.

Backyard Bible Clubs

July 28-Aug 1

First Baptist Church, Newton Falls will be offering Backyard Bible Clubs in two locations July 28-August 1.  These clubs are for children ages 4 years old through Grade 8 and will offer games, songs, Bible stories, crafts and snacks.  The clubs will be held nightly from 6:30-8:30 PM with one event being held at the Everett Greathouse Memorial Playground in the East River Gardens neighborhood and the other event at the “JC” Pavilion in the City Park.  For additional information please contact the church at (330) 872-7055.

 

Safe Driving For Mature Operators Course

July 28 & 30

Safe Drivers for Mature Operators Course at Hiram Police Department, 11617 Garfield Rd, Hiram 44234 will be July 28 & 30 from 10-12 and 1-3pm on both days. $10 for AAA members and $15 for non-members. You must attend both days to be eligible for the insurance discount. Seating is limited, call 216-606-6702 to register

 

Red Cross Blood Drive 

July 31

Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross, here at our showroom at 104 a East Broad St. Newton Falls, next to Circle- K, on July 31st from 2-6 pm. There is a shortage of blood throughout the summer months. Please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life. Call 330-872-3257 for more info and appointments.

 

Rummage Sale 

July 31 – Aug 2

Rummage sale and Flea market July 31st, Aug 1, and 2nd from 9 am till 4 pm at New Mercies Community Church, 12767 Butternut Rd, Burton. Spaces are available for all three days for $10 we are also accepting donations for the rummage sale drop off at the church if interested in a space please contact sue at 330 274 7093 to reserve your space. Food will be provided for a small cost to everyone

 

Trash & Treasure Sale

July 31-Aug 2

Annual Trash & Treasure Sale at Parkman Congregational Church(18265 Madison Rd. 528 just north of 422) will be July 31 –Aug. 1st from 9-5.  Aug. 2nd  9 – noon items ½ price – 12:30 till close at 3 p.m., items free. Donations may be brought to church July 28 & 29 9 a. m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast & lunch available. Something for everyone! Questions call church office at 440-548-4829.

 

18th Annual Charity Gold Outing

Aug 1

Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County will hold their annual Gold Scramble on Aug 1st at Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent. Shot gun start at 9am. Golfers receive 18 holes and cart, continental breakfast, picnic style lunch, steak dinner and beverages; personalized bag tag, sleeve of balls and a photo of your foursome. Hole in one prizes include $5000, Callaway Clubs, flat screen TV and more. Our auction features 2 Southwest airline tickets. Cost is $110 per person. Call 330-296-6655 to register.

 

Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run

Aug 2

The 13th Annual Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run will take place on August 2nd Registration is 10am to 12pm at the American Legion Hall in Windham OH (9960 E. Center st) . 2 or 4 wheels are welcome. cost is $10.00 per person. Huge buffet, Chinese auction, door prizes and 50/50 raffle! All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund at James A Garfield. Contact Jamie Cain @330-221-6338 or Tom Myers @ 330-646-5797 for more info.

 

Vendors Needed!

Aug 2

Vendors are needed for the Annual Trunk Sale on August 2nd from 9am to 1pm at Harrington Square Mall, in Middlefield, between McDonalds and Wal-Mart.  Admission is free to shoppers.  There will be a huge variety of items, along with regular shopping hours at all the shops in Harrington Square.  We still have some vendor space available. Cost for 1 space (marked parking space) is $20 or two spaces for $35.  Vendor set up time is from 6:45 am to 9:45 am.  Bring your own set up: table, chairs and tent covering if needed.  The ground is paved so tent leg weights will be needed.  You can also just sell from your vehicle. Registration forms can be obtained by calling the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce at 440-632-5705 or by email at mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.  You can mail your vendor fee to P.O. Box 801, Middlefield, Ohio 44062, needs to be received by July 25.

 

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic

Aug 2

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Road Pavilion, in Middlefield on August 2nd.  Please bring a dish to pass, own table service, beverage and lawn chairs.  We will provide punch and hot dogs.  We plan on eating at 2:00 p.m.  For additional information call Maryan at 330-569-7057 or Melburn at 440-632-0947.  Hope to see you all there.

 

7th Annual Sweet Corn Festival

Aug 2-3

Kent Lions Club hosts the 7th Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Beckwith Orchard at 1617 Lake Rockwell Road.  August 2nd and 3rd from NOON – 5:00 pm.  EAR-resistible fun for the whole family!  Enjoy Carnival Games for children, Face Painting, Trolley Rides and a Photo Booth. Vendors.  Model A’s Display on Saturday. Live Musical Entertainment lineup:  Saturday at noon is Willie and Friends followed by Kerry Kean and The Hot Potatoes.  Sunday at noon is Rio Neon followed by Celtic Clan of Kent. Lions will be serving boiled sweet corn from Pochedley’s, hot dogs, and sausage sandwiches, and Beckwith’s peaches & peach pie available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will fund Lions sight preservation projects. Located on the Portage County Hike & Bike Trail between Kent and Ravenna.  Hike, Bike, or Drive there for a great time!  OUTSIDE Vendor spaces available Contact Fran:  330-678-4012 or fhardest@kent.edu.

 

Pilates

Aug 2-31

Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Classes will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. from August 3 to August 31 at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park.  Participants should bring a water bottle and a mat.  Class fee is $32 for city taxpayers and $37 for non-city taxpayers or an $8.00 drop in fee. This four week program will strengthen your abdominal muscles, increase your flexibility and improve your overall muscle tone and posture. You can register on line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or in person at 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

 

Grant-In-Aid-Program

Register by Aug 4

The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school.  The deadline for completed applications is August 4.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024.

 

Safety Town

Aug 4-8

Safety Town for incoming Crestwood Primary School Kindergarten students will take place Aug 4-8, 2014 at Crestwood Primary School. The program will run from 9:00-11:30 a.m., and your child will have the opportunity to learn how to be safe at home, at school, and at play. Graduation will be on August 8, 2014 at 9:00am, so please plan to attend with your child. Register by July 1 and pay $25.00. If space allows, late registration will be taken the first morning of the program, August 4th at 8:30 am at a cost of $35.00.  Please visit www.crestwoodschools.org for registration forms, or contact Jolene Reese at crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com with questions.

 

Troy Homecoming

Aug 8-10

Troy Homecoming will be August 8-10 at 13950 Main Market Road in Welshfield, Ohio 44021. A century old tradition continues in southern Geauga County.  Troy Homecoming is a free community festival with live entertainment, contests, raffles, concessions, parade…  Find our more at www.TroyHomecoming.org!

 

Harvest Point Church Luau

Aug 9

On August 9 Harvest Point Church (Lordstown, Ohio) will host a community Luau at the city parks at Tod Ave. and Salt Springs Rd. from noon- 3:00 p.m.  This is the fourth year that the church has sponsored this family oriented, fun-filled, FREE event which includes games, food, music and prizes.  There will be a Farmers Market and Bakery which provides fresh produce and baked goods at no charge, a Food Court which will provide hot dogs, hot ham sandwiches, chips and more throughout the afternoon free of charge.  Games for all ages, including the dunk tank, goldfish game, high striker, bounce house and slide, to name just a few, will be available for everyone to enjoy.  Members of the congregation will be available in the prayer tent throughout the event.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon.

 

100th Celebration

Aug 9

The former Mantua Center (Township) School is celebrating 100 years since it opened its doors to students in 1914. A special celebration is planned for, August 9th at 1:00pm at the school to recognize the building being placed on The National Register of Historic Places. A special speaker(s) is being invited to attend. All former students, teachers and staff members are invited and encouraged to attend. If interested or desire more information please contact Tom at 330-472-8458, Dottie 330-995-3840 or Patsi 330-274-2124.

 

Canning Workshop

Aug 9

The Portage County Gardeners will reschedule the Canning Workshop to Aug. 9 at 5154 St. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area-You will learn the water bath method of canning as well as pressure canning.  You will also get a Ball Canning Book, and samples to taste. Cost is $25.00-  Call Helena at 330-673-0577 for pre-pay and registration

 

Dessert Extravaganza

Aug 10

Join Us on August 10th from 12:00-2:00pm at the KSU Hotel and conference center in Kent, OH for the 6th annual Dessert Extravaganza benefitting Coleman Adult Day Services. This year’s “Sunday’s Salute to Seniors” themed event is sure to keep you guessing with our silent auction and leave you satisfied with our mouthwatering desserts.

 

J.A. Garfield Poker Run

Aug 16

James A. Garfield Poker Run will be Aug 16th, check in at 10 am, first bike out 11am, last bike in 4pm. Buy in is $15 per person. This entry fee includes one raffle ticket for a Harley Davidson Fourty-Eight! In addition to the raffle, best poker hand wins the pot! The ride begins at James A. Garfield High School. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit a new JAG Stadium. Sponsored by JAG All Sports Boosters. For info call Gary 330-714-4195.

 

Community Picnic & Health Fair

Aug 16

On August 16th, the Crestwood Lions will be hosting a Community Picnic/Health Fair at Buchert Park in Mantua from noon until 4pm. The Lions will provide free hot dogs, chips and pop for all attendees. There will be eye screenings for adults and children, blood pressure and blood sugar testing, information from various medical providers and chair massages. Local businesses will be in attendance to provide information on the services or products they provide. The Lions will also provide free games for the children. In addition, there will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds from the raffle and 50/50 will go to the Lions 13D Eye Care Foundation, which provides eye surgeries for individuals who have no means of obtaining them by themselves. There may be more. The only way to find out is to come down and see for yourselves. We look forward to meeting with all of you.

 

Join Scouting Today!!!

Aug 26

Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts. It’s Their Future…Let Them Own It! August 26th from7pm-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd, Parkman, OH 44080. For more info or questions contact; parkmanpack76@gmail.com orcall Monique (Cub Master) cell: 216-337-2104

 

 

Did you Attend James A. Garfield?

Sept 20

Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or hbouts@yahoo.com to make your reservation.

 

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

 

Friday, July 25, is a preview and set-up day with reduced admission. Show hours are 10 a.m.  – 5 p.m.each day. Admission is $2 Friday and $6 Saturday and Sunday. For more information please contact (440) 669-2578, (330) 544-4438, or www.historicalengine.org. This event is held in cooperation with the Geauga County Historical Society.

Friday, July 25, is a preview and set-up day with reduced admission. Show hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.each day. Admission is $2 Friday and $6 Saturday and Sunday. For more information please contact (440) 669-2578, (330) 544-4438, or www.historicalengine.org. This event is held in cooperation with the Geauga County Historical Society.

Burton – The Historical Engine Society will be holding their 44th Annual Antique Power and Steam Exhibition July 25, 26, 27, 2014, at the Geauga County Historical Society’s Century Village Museum in Burton, Ohio. On display will be demonstrations of various types of antique machinery, such as steam engines, stationary and portable gas engines, tractors, excavating and construction equipment, grain threshing, sawmilling, cars and trucks, and blacksmithing. There will also be a parade of machinery through downtown Burton on Saturday and Sunday morning, children’s rides on Murphy’s Railroad, and open house tours of Century Village’s restored homes and shops.

Friday, July 25, is a preview and set-up day with reduced admission. Show hours are 10 a.m.  – 5 p.m.each day. Admission is $2 Friday and $6 Saturday and Sunday. For more information please contact (440) 669-2578, (330) 544-4438, or www.historicalengine.org. This event is held in cooperation with the Geauga County Historical Society.

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“Little Shop of Horrors”

July 11 -13; 18 & 19

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will be presenting “Little Shop of Horrors”  in the Iva Walker Auditorium located at  J.A. Garfield High School, 10235 SR 88 in Garrettsville on July 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7pm; July 13, 2014 at 2pm.  Directed by  Keith Stiver with Musical Direction by Eric Juzkiw.

Thank you to our sponsors, Ryser Insurance, Gionino’s Pizzeria, Ellerhorst – Russell Insurance and Kent State Geauga Campus

Tickets $10.00, Children under 12 and Seniors over 65 – $7.00 and Groups of 15 or more $5.00.   Tickets available at the door.

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“Run of the Ox” 5K Run/Walk & 1M Fun Walk

Be a part of this year’s 5K Run/Walk or 1M Fun Walk at St. Joseph’s Annual Ox Roast Fair!!! Race will take place on Saturday morning of the fair, July 19th. Registration is at 7:00 a.m. in front of the church and the race begins at 8:00 a.m. Out & back course begins at St. Joe’s, heads down St. Joseph Blvd. to Pioneer Trail, onto Bowen Rd. to St. Rt. 82 & back to the church (Fun Walk takes place on church grounds).

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall and the top 3 in the following age groups: 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29,30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.

Features include water stops, timers, t-shirts (first 150 registrations), and refreshments. Pre-registration fee is $16.00 by July 14, 2014. Race day registration is $20.00. Registration forms are available in the church narthex, by clicking on the link on this page, or on the website of race coordinator, HMA Promotions.

 

2014 Balloon-A-Fair Seeking Parade Entries 

Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Ravenna Pride In The Sky”.  Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 20, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. All units must have a 2014 parade application on file.  The All American Judges will be judging the parade. Parade entries are encouraged to stay for the opening ceremony when the parade winners will be announced.  For more information and deadline, call the BAF Hotline (330) 296-FAIR.

 

Crafters Wanted 

Register NOW

Crafters wanted for the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3332  “Christmas in July” Craft Show July 26th & 27th from 9am-5pm at the VFW Post 3332 Banquet Room 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls Ohio 44444. Information packets are available at the VFW Post, via email @ lavfw3332@embarqmail.com or you may contact Donna @ 330-646-1112. Limited tables available with electric. Hurry space is limited.

 

Fish Fry Friday

July 11

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry July 11th from 4-7:30pm. Fish, shrimp, chicken tenders or combo of fish and shrimp, choice of baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or apple sauce and green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-537-2330. Eagles club is located at 8149 Water St.

4th Annual Rummage Sale

July 11-12

Find new treasures at our 4th Annual Rummage Sale July 11th and July 12th  from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. sponsored by the Ravenna Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star located at the Ravenna Masonic Complex, 4785 Washington Avenue, Ravenna (located off of State Route 14).  The sale will include a wide variety of items and is open to the public.

 

Community Sale

July 11-12

Hiram Rapids Community Sale will be July 11-12 from 9-5 at the Historical Church at the corner of Allyn and Winchell Rd. Silent Auction and Bake Sale. Serving hot dogs, chili dogs and sloppy Joes. Quilt raffle. Maps available.

 

Community Yard Sale

July 12

A community yard sale is once again being held on the grounds of the First Church of God in Windham at 9016 N Main St on July 12th at 7:00 AM.  Spots are free and a limited number of tables are available for use on a first call basis.  A free lunch will be served between 11 AM and 1 PM for all in attendance at that time.  Reserve your free place now by calling Jim at 330-671-1426.

 

Fill-A-Police Car & Pet Adoption

July 12

Hiram Police Department’s “Fill-A-Police Car and Pet Adoption event will be July 12th from 9-3 at Hiram Municipal Center, 11617 Garfield Rd., Hiram 44234. Non-Perishable food items collected to support our area needy families. Many area pet rescues will be at the event with many adoptable and adorable dogs and cats.

 

Flea Market & Bake Sale

July 12

Lake Milton Presbyterian Church Flea Market and Bake Sale will be July 12 from 9-4. There is no charge for the flea market space, just bring your own table and chairs, etc. lunch and bake sale items will be available for purchase. For directions or more info call 330-654-3396.

 

Mantua Farmer’s Market

July 12-Sept 27

Mark your calendar for the start of the Mantua Farmer’s Market season.  The Market is under new sponsorship this year, Christ Lutheran Church is in charge. All vendor fees will go into their Handicapped Entrance Project fund. Price is $5.00 per date. Our vendors sell a variety of items and more vendors are needed. The Markets will be held on Saturdays from 9 am – 1 pm beginning on July 12th and ending on September 27th. The Market is held in the parking lot at the Church at 10827 North Main Street (State Route 44), right next to Crestwood High School. Call Diane at 330-274-2868 for details.

 

Chicken Dinner & Car Cruise

July 13

Chicken Dinner and Car Cruise at St. Edward’s Parish will be July 13th. This all-day event will fun for the entire family with cool classic /custom cars & trucks to view, plenty of food, and lots of activities including raffles and a Chinese auction.  Tickets are on sale now for the dinners as well as the raffles items.  Please save the date and come join us!  For additional information call:  440.548.3812

 

Vacation Bible School

July 13-18

Vacation Bible School will be held July 13-18 from 6:00-8:45 PM at First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls.  The VBS is free and open to all children ages 4 years old through Grade 6.  This year’s theme is “Agency 3D” and the children will examine eyewitness reports, physical proof and biblical accounts to uncover and defend the truth about who Jesus really is!  Registration may be made online at: www.fbcnewtonfalls.com or by contacting the church office: (330) 872-7055.

 

Chardon Polka Band

July 15

Burton Public Library presents The Chardon Polka Band! Please join us for an outdoor Summer Concert on July 15, at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Come get your Polka on! 14588 West Park Street, Burton. (440) 834-4466.

 

Sausage Sandwiches at CBF

 July 15

Sausage Sandwiches, Macaroni Salad, Chips, and an old time favorite dessert S’mores top off our Loaves and Fishes Meal for this month on July 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Covenant Bible Fellowship, 8146 High Street, Garrettsville. This is a meal that has no income restrictions as all are invited. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at 330.527.4205. Hope to see you here!!

 

Community Center Open

July 15, 22, 29

Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

The Community Center at Mantua Center will continue to be open thru the summer on Tuesdays in the old Mantua Center School Building, on Center Rd. just north of SR 82.  Free. Everyone’s invited.

 

Hiram Community Committee Forming

July 17

The Hiram Township trustees have created the Community Evaluations and Accomplishments Committee (CEAC) to implement selected parts of the Comprehensive Plan.  Your input is needed!   Discussion will continue about creating hiking trails throughout the Township, as well as a summer fundraiser of old fashioned fun.    Come to the meeting on July 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Maggie’s Donuts in Hiram.  This is a public meeting; any Township resident will be eligible to serve on the committee.  Contact Tim Kasper 330-569-7387 or email tkasper@sbc.edu if interested in this exciting opportunity.

 

Financial Planning as You Age

July 17

Come join us for a free educational workshop where we will discuss the concerns of aging citizens and how to plan for the known and the unknown. It will feature speakers Tom Talcott and Josh Postlewaite speaking on topics such as protecting your assets from nursing facilities, avoiding probate, and important legal documents. This invigorating event will be held on July 17th at 4:30 p.m. at Coleman Adult Day Services, 6695 N. Chestnut St. Ravenna, Ohio. We do, however need you to RSVP to Coleman Adult Day Services at (330) 296-3214.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

Adventure Expeditions: The Grand Canyon of the East

July 18-20

Explore a personal connection to nature through hiking, camping, and canoeing expeditions into remote back country and remarkably beautiful natural areas. Each expedition is designed to challenge participants physically and emotionally through group discussions and journaling on topics such as self-motivation, community living, leadership, wilderness skills, and communication. This expedition will take high school students to the “Grand Canyon of the East” (PA). For information, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has a bandstand concert set for July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

Cheese Making Workshop

July 19

The Portage County Gardeners  will have a Cheese Making Workshop on July 19- 10a.m.-noon at 5154 Prospect St. Ravenna, OH 44266. Cost is $25.00. Learn how to make soft mozzarella and then ricotta cheese in a crock pot. You will get a starter kit to take home and you can sample the instructor’s cheese. Also, call Helena to pre-register and pre-pay.  Deadline for registration and pre-pay for both classes is July 12.

 

Murder Mystery Dinner Play

July 19

North Coast Men’s Chorus presents; “Lights! Camera! Murder!” A murder mystery dinner theater play, July 19 from 6-11pm at Brennan’s Party Center, 13000 Trisket Rd, Cleveland, 44111. Tickets are $45 each, table of 8 $320, includes three course dinner, cash bar, live & silent auction, costume contest. To make reservations, visit our website at www.ncmchorus,org, or call 216-556-0590.

 

Parkman Community Picnic

July 19

Residents of Parkman, come enjoy an evening of fun with your neighbors and friends July 19th from 5-8pm at Overlook Park, St. Rt. 168. The Chamber of Commerce is providing burgers & hot dogs, beverages, and paper products.  Please bring a dish to share!  They also are providing snow-cones, cotton candy, and popcorn for snacking. There will be a bounce house for the kids as well as corn hole and carnival games.  We’re also planning some Amish-Yankee baseball games.  If you’re interested in playing, call Sandy at (440) 548-5740. We hope to see you there!

 

Free Clothing Giveaway

July 19

Free clothing giveaway sponsored by Mantua Christian Church, 4118 St. Rt. 82, Mantua Twp. Will be July 19 from 9-noon. We are featuring back to school clothing and items for boys & girls. Also will display fall hoodies, tees, sweats, and jeans in all sizes. We still have jackets and received more coats and sweaters as well. There is no cost to anyone.

 

Aurora Drive-It-Yourself Tour

July 19

Free family fun in historic Aurora, Ohio. Tour the City of Aurora by visiting participating business tour stops. Enjoy family activities, free samples, special sales/discounts or gifts at each stop. At the end of the tour enjoy a free ice cream social finale at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. Submit your completed tour map for a chance to win a special grand prize! Tour & giveaways from 10-3, Ice Cream Social Finale and Prize Drawing from 3-4 * Maps must be turned in by 3:30 to qualify. Winner must be present. Sponsored by Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, Aurora Manor Skilled Nursinf & Rehabilitation, Robinson Health Center at Aurora and COSE. Visit www.AllAboutAurora.com for more information.

 

Lordstown Ice Cream Social

July 19

Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Rd., Lordstown will hold an Ice Cream Social from 4 to 6 p.m. on July 19.  There will be turkey sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, homemade pies & ice cream.  A bake sale will also be held.

 

Youth Shoot 

July 19-20

Streetsboro Sportsmen Association will be holding Youth Shoots July 19th & 20th. On Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm, children ages 10 to 18 will have the opportunity to learn how to safely handle firearms. On Sunday, participants from previous shoots are invited from 10 am – 2 pm to hone their skills. Shooters must have a responsible adult present at the range. Streetsboro Sportsmen Association will provide NRA instructors, lunch, firearms and ammo. Space is limited. To register, call Russ at (330) 274-3566.

 

NUMC 200th Birthday

July 20

Plan on stopping by the Nelson United Methodist Church, July 20th to help us celebrate our 200th birthday! The church has been in continuous worship from 1814 on Nelson Circle. We are honored and privileged to host this momentous event from 2-5pm. We will also be offering an extended service from 10:30-12pm which everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Save the Date

 July 20

21st Annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 20th at Troy Community Center, Welshfield, OHIO from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Contact Maryan Simsa Jenkins 330 569-7057 or msimsa@windstream.net or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732  or biltzjb@aol.com or Gary Bott 330 527-4457  or carolbott@frontier.com

 

Treasure Island VBS

July 21-25

Gospel Light’s Son Treasure Island VBS will be held at the Wayland Community Church, 6355 Wayland Rd, July 21-25. The fun begins each evening at 6:00pm sharp and lasts until 8:30. All children age 2 through grade 6 are welcome. There is no charge to attend. For more info call Anna 30-938-2335 or Debbie 330-358-2638

 

Pricetown UMC Vacation Bible School

July 21-25

Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School from July 21st thru July 25th, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship.  This years’ theme is “Son Treasure Island”.    Youngsters (3 years to 12th grade) are invited to meet Jesus.  They will enjoy Bible stories, music, games, crafts, snacks and our Treasure Island store at the end of the week.For more information,  please contact 330-872-3801 or 330-540-7523

 

What’s Bugging Your Plants & Trees

July 23

On Wednesday, July 23 from  7:00 – 9:00 p.m. the  Master Gardeners  who answer your questions on Helpline are offering a free evening of diagnostic help in the middle of the growing season.  Bring your gardening problems, questions and even diseased or failure to thrive plant samples. The Master Gardeners will provide educational information on plant diseases and insects and their control.  Individual concerns will be addressed as well.  If your gardens are lush and growing without incident come and gather with your fellow gardeners and listen and learn.   Light refreshments provided.  Free community offering.  Program held at the OSU Extension Office, Patterson Building, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton.  Preregistration encouraged (440-834-4656), walk-ins welcome.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Christmas in July

July 24

Christmas in July community dinner will be July 24th from 5-6:30pm. Dinner will consist of turkey and all the trimming. Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio

 

Craft Show

July 26-27

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3332 Newton Falls is presenting a “Christmas in July” Craft Show July 26th & 27th from 9am-5pm at the VFW Post 3332 Banquet Room 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls Ohio 44444. Handcrafted items, collectables, raffles and a food café. Come join us and support your local veterans.

 

Safe Driving For Mature Operators Course

July 28 & 30

Safe Drivers for Mature Operators Course at Hiram Police Department, 11617 Garfield Rd, Hiram 44234 will be July 28 & 30 from 10-12 and 1-3pm on both days. $10 for AAA members and $15 for non-members. You must attend both days to be eligible for the insurance discount. Seating is limited, call 216-606-6702 to register

 

Red Cross Blood Drive 

July 31

Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross, here at our showroom at 104 a East Broad St. Newton Falls, next to Circle- K, on July 31st from 2-6 pm. There is a shortage of blood throughout the summer months. Please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life. Call 330-872-3257 for more info and appointments.

 

Trash & Treasure Sale

July 31-Aug 2

Annual Trash & Treasure Sale at Parkman Congregational Church(18265 Madison Rd. 528 just north of 422) will be July 31 –Aug. 1st from 9-5.  Aug. 2nd  9 – noon items ½ price – 12:30 till close at 3 p.m., items free. Donations may be brought to church July 28 & 29 9 a. m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast & lunch available. Something for everyone! Questions call church office at 440-548-4829.

 

18th Annual Charity Gold Outing

Aug 1

Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County will hold their annual Gold Scramble on Aug 1st at Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent. Shot gun start at 9am. Golfers receive 18 holes and cart, continental breakfast, picnic style lunch, steak dinner and beverages; personalized bag tag, sleeve of balls and a photo of your foursome. Hole in one prizes include $5000, Callaway Clubs, flat screen TV and more. Our auction features 2 Southwest airline tickets. Cost is $110 per person. Call 330-296-6655 to register.

 

Vendors Needed!

Aug 2

Vendors are needed for the Annual Trunk Sale on August 2nd from 9am to 1pm at Harrington Square Mall, in Middlefield, between McDonalds and Wal-Mart.  Admission is free to shoppers.  There will be a huge variety of items, along with regular shopping hours at all the shops in Harrington Square.  We still have some vendor space available. Cost for 1 space (marked parking space) is $20 or two spaces for $35.  Vendor set up time is from 6:45 am to 9:45 am.  Bring your own set up: table, chairs and tent covering if needed.  The ground is paved so tent leg weights will be needed.  You can also just sell from your vehicle. Registration forms can be obtained by calling the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce at 440-632-5705 or by email at mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.  You can mail your vendor fee to P.O. Box 801, Middlefield, Ohio 44062, needs to be received by July 25.

 

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic

Aug 2

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Road Pavilion, in Middlefield on August 2nd.  Please bring a dish to pass, own table service, beverage and lawn chairs.  We will provide punch and hot dogs.  We plan on eating at 2:00 p.m.  For additional information call Maryan at 330-569-7057 or Melburn at 440-632-0947.  Hope to see you all there.

 

7th Annual Sweet Corn Festival

Aug 2-3

Kent Lions Club hosts the 7th Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Beckwith Orchard at 1617 Lake Rockwell Road.  August 2nd and 3rd from NOON – 5:00 pm.  EAR-resistible fun for the whole family!  Enjoy Carnival Games for children, Face Painting, Trolley Rides and a Photo Booth. Vendors.  Model A’s Display on Saturday. Live Musical Entertainment lineup:  Saturday at noon is Willie and Friends followed by Kerry Kean and The Hot Potatoes.  Sunday at noon is Rio Neon followed by Celtic Clan of Kent. Lions will be serving boiled sweet corn from Pochedley’s, hot dogs, and sausage sandwiches, and Beckwith’s peaches & peach pie available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will fund Lions sight preservation projects. Located on the Portage County Hike & Bike Trail between Kent and Ravenna.  Hike, Bike, or Drive there for a great time!  OUTSIDE Vendor spaces available Contact Fran:  330-678-4012 or fhardest@kent.edu.

 

Pilates

Aug 2-31

Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Classes will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. from August 3 to August 31 at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park.  Participants should bring a water bottle and a mat.  Class fee is $32 for city taxpayers and $37 for non-city taxpayers or an $8.00 drop in fee. This four week program will strengthen your abdominal muscles, increase your flexibility and improve your overall muscle tone and posture. You can register on line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or in person at 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

 

Grant-In-Aid-Program

Register by Aug 4

The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school.  The deadline for completed applications is August 4.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024.

 

Safety Town

Aug 4-8

Safety Town for incoming Crestwood Primary School Kindergarten students will take place Aug 4-8, 2014 at Crestwood Primary School. The program will run from 9:00-11:30 a.m., and your child will have the opportunity to learn how to be safe at home, at school, and at play. Graduation will be on August 8, 2014 at 9:00am, so please plan to attend with your child. Register by July 1 and pay $25.00. If space allows, late registration will be taken the first morning of the program, August 4th at 8:30 am at a cost of $35.00.  Please visit www.crestwoodschools.org for registration forms, or contact Jolene Reese at crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com with questions.

 

Troy Homecoming

Aug 8-10

Troy Homecoming will be August 8-10 at 13950 Main Market Road in Welshfield, Ohio 44021. A century old tradition continues in southern Geauga County.  Troy Homecoming is a free community festival with live entertainment, contests, raffles, concessions, parade…  Find our more at www.TroyHomecoming.org!

 

Harvest Point Church Luau

Aug 9

On August 9 Harvest Point Church (Lordstown, Ohio) will host a community Luau at the city parks at Tod Ave. and Salt Springs Rd. from noon- 3:00 p.m.  This is the fourth year that the church has sponsored this family oriented, fun-filled, FREE event which includes games, food, music and prizes.  There will be a Farmers Market and Bakery which provides fresh produce and baked goods at no charge, a Food Court which will provide hot dogs, hot ham sandwiches, chips and more throughout the afternoon free of charge.  Games for all ages, including the dunk tank, goldfish game, high striker, bounce house and slide, to name just a few, will be available for everyone to enjoy.  Members of the congregation will be available in the prayer tent throughout the event.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon.

 

100th Celebration

Aug 9

The former Mantua Center (Township) School is celebrating 100 years since it opened its doors to students in 1914. A special celebration is planned for, August 9th at 1:00pm at the school to recognize the building being placed on The National Register of Historic Places. A special speaker(s) is being invited to attend. All former students, teachers and staff members are invited and encouraged to attend. If interested or desire more information please contact Tom at 330-472-8458, Dottie 330-995-3840 or Patsi 330-274-2124.

 

Canning Workshop

Aug 9

The Portage County Gardeners will reschedule the Canning Workshop to Aug. 9 at 5154 St. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area-You will learn the water bath method of canning as well as pressure canning.  You will also get a Ball Canning Book, and samples to taste. Cost is $25.00-  Call Helena at 330-673-0577 for pre-pay and registration

 

Dessert Extravaganza

Aug 10

Join Us on August 10th from 12:00-2:00pm at the KSU Hotel and conference center in Kent, OH for the 6th annual Dessert Extravaganza benefitting Coleman Adult Day Services. This year’s “Sunday’s Salute to Seniors” themed event is sure to keep you guessing with our silent auction and leave you satisfied with our mouthwatering desserts.

 

J.A. Garfield Poker Run

Aug 16

James A. Garfield Poker Run will be Aug 16th, check in at 10 am, first bike out 11am, last bike in 4pm. Buy in is $15 per person. This entry fee includes one raffle ticket for a Harley Davidson Fourty-Eight! In addition to the raffle, best poker hand wins the pot! The ride begins at James A. Garfield High School. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit a new JAG Stadium. Sponsored by JAG All Sports Boosters. For info call Gary 330-714-4195.

 

Community Picnic & Health Fair

Aug 16

On August 16th, the Crestwood Lions will be hosting a Community Picnic/Health Fair at Buchert Park in Mantua from noon until 4pm. The Lions will provide free hot dogs, chips and pop for all attendees. There will be eye screenings for adults and children, blood pressure and blood sugar testing, information from various medical providers and chair massages. Local businesses will be in attendance to provide information on the services or products they provide. The Lions will also provide free games for the children. In addition, there will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds from the raffle and 50/50 will go to the Lions 13D Eye Care Foundation, which provides eye surgeries for individuals who have no means of obtaining them by themselves. There may be more. The only way to find out is to come down and see for yourselves. We look forward to meeting with all of you.

 

Join Scouting Today!!!

Aug 26

Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts. It’s Their Future…Let Them Own It! August 26th from7pm-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd, Parkman, OH 44080. For more info or questions contact; parkmanpack76@gmail.com orcall Monique (Cub Master) cell: 216-337-2104

 

Did you Attend James A. Garfield?

Sept 20

Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or hbouts@yahoo.com to make your reservation.

 

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

 

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Feline Spay and Neuter Clinic

In an effort to help with the growing cat problem in Portage County, Rose’s Rescue along with the Portage Co Dog Warden’s Office will be hosting an all cat spay and neuter clinic on Tuesday July 15, 2014. The cost per spay or neuter will be $20 per cat. An appointment is required.  The $20 must be prepaid to hold an appointment spot.  The $20 is nonrefundable if you do not show up for your scheduled appointment or cancel less than 48 hours prior to the event.

Please call the Rose’s Rescue voice mail, leave your name and number and someone will get back to you with further details. This clinic is open to the general public, please no rescue groups. Space is limited.  Rose’s Rescue voice mail 330-850-7042. Press 1 to leave a message.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to Rose’s Rescue to help cover the cost of future clinics, please feel free to help us! You can mail a check to Rose’s Rescue, PO Box 33, Rootstown, Ohio 44272. Make checks payable to Rose’s Rescue and write spay/neuter fund in the comments section or attach a note stating that. You may also donate on line at www.rosesrescue.net.

 

2014 Balloon-A-Fair Seeking Parade Entries 

Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Ravenna Pride In The Sky”.  Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 20, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. All units must have a 2014 parade application on file.  The All American Judges will be judging the parade. Parade entries are encouraged to stay for the opening ceremony when the parade winners will be announced.  For more information and deadline, call the BAF Hotline (330) 296-FAIR.

 

Crafters Wanted 

Register NOW

Crafters wanted for the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3332  “Christmas in July” Craft Show July 26th & 27th from 9am-5pm at the VFW Post 3332 Banquet Room 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls Ohio 44444. Information packets are available at the VFW Post, via email @ lavfw3332@embarqmail.com or you may contact Donna @ 330-646-1112. Limited tables available with electric… Hurry space is limited.

 

The ‘Legacy’ of Larry Doby

June 26

Speaker Ike Brooks of the Baseball Heritage Museum in Cleveland will be at the Century House, across from Hiram Police Station off 700 south of 82/305, June 26th at 7:30pm.The topic will be the ‘Legacy’ of Larry Doby. This presentation will discuss the career highlights of the second African American to play Major League baseball and the first in the American League with the Cleveland Indians. This free event will be presented by the Hiram Historical Society and is open to the public.

 

Annual Rummage Sale

June 26-28

Annual Rummage Sale at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd, Garrettsville, will be June 26-28th from 10am-5pm. Lots of clothes, dishes, misc. household items, 5 collectable dolls, etc.  Call 330-527-4068 for more info.

 

Free Meal

June 27

God Provides a Free Meal, June 27th from 4-6 at Nelson UMC. Dinner will consist of beef and noodles, green beans, roll and dessert.

 

Fabulous Gospel Echoes

June 28

The “Fabulous Gospel Echoes” will perform your favorite southern gospel songs on stage at Garrettsville Summerfest June 28th 11 till noon. Pack up the babies, bring the old ladies, a lawn chair, a friend, a smile and get ready to sing!! “Cause that’s how we do it in the South”

 

Buckeye Martinfest 

June 28

The Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association is holding a free, family oriented festival. The 5th Annual Buckeye MartinFest June 28th from 2-4pm at North Reservoir Boat Launch Ramp, State Mill Road, Coventry. Held in this area features feeding the Purple Martins, seeing their habitat, even possibly holding some of the babies in hand.  There will be many exhibits set up by various organizations specializing in nature and the environment including: Summit County MetroParks, the Ohio Division of Natural Resources, Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association, the Akron Library and, of course, the Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association. It’s an excellent fun and informative afternoon for the whole family, young and old alike. And did I mention, it’s free?

 

Flea Market

June 28

The Mantua Knights of Columbus will be holding a parking lot flea market on June 28th at 11845 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua.  Rent a 10 x 10 spot for $10.00.  All are welcome!  Call for your reservation at 330-274-4982.

 

Amateur Radio Association Field Day

June 28-29

Warren Amateur Radio Association Field Day will be held this year at Mosquito Lake State Park off of Rt. 305 near the boat docks in the grassy area. It will begin June 28th  at 10 am with setup, then on the air by 2pm, and will go all night until 29th at 2 pm will be tear down time.  Please bring a covered dish for the picnic and a lawn chair.

 

The Friends of Melana 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

June 29

The Friends of Melana Foundation is organizing the 4th Annual Friends of Melana 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk to be held on June 29th at Garrettsville Summerfest. All proceeds go towards research for children’s glioma brain cancer. Event registration can be done online at www.stopkidscancer.org. click on ‘Events.’ Registration will also take place the day of the event on the front lawn of St. Ambrose rectory on Freedom St. in Garrettsville. Come out and support a great cause. Call Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093 for more information.

 

Community Center Open

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

The Community Center at Mantua Center will continue to be open thru the summer on Tuesdays in the old Mantua Center School Building, on Center Rd. just north of SR 82.  Free, everyone’s invited.   Children must have adult supervision, but we’ve got craft materials and lots of different games we’d be glad to teach you all to play, adults and children alike.  Hours are 9:30 am until late afternoon. (We close when everyone’s gone but the leadership.)  Bring food to share for potluck lunch at noon. Our current service project is making dresses for little girls in Africa.  Pattern is simple and children can participate.  We re-open at 5:00 for the Don’t Eat Alone supper potluck served at 5:30, to which we extend a special invitation to anyone who eats way too many meals by themself: widowed, divorced, never married, spouse travelling, it doesn’t matter.   Beverages and tableware provided.

 

 

Chicken Dinner

July 2

Southington UMC, St Rt 305 & 534, Southington, Oh will be holding a chicken dinner, on July 2nd from 3:30 to 6:00. The menu includes: one fourth of a chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, cole slaw, homemade desserts, beverage. Price Adults $8.50, Children/Chicken Tenders dinner ages 4-10 $4.00, Children 3 and under free. Carry Outs available. Call 330-898-2156.

 

Library Closed Independence Day

July 4

All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on July 4, in observance of Independence Day. They will resume normal operating hours the following business day. For information about library programs and services, visit Portage County District Library online atwww.portagelibrary.org.

 

Vet’s Appreciation Day

July 4

Burton-Middlefield American Legion Post 459 Veteran’s Appreciation Day & Fireworks. Join us for our annual fireworks display on July 4th at the Geauga County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6pm and the fun goes through the conclusion of fireworks. Military displays and vehicles. Food concessions provided by Geauga Fair Board. $4 donation per car, $1 per person walk-in.

 

Chesterland Parade

July 4

Chesterland Parade will be July 4th at 11am. Begins at St. Anslem’s Church, Chesterland, Ohio. Call Bo 440-834-8764 for more info.

 

Swing Dance

July 5

Swingtime Big Band is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance July 5th at Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023). Sponsored by KCE.  (216) 316-0068.  Lesson at 8pm.  Dance and live music 9-11:30pm.  Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

 

Soccer Summer Camp

July 7-15

Garrettsville Soccer YMCA summer camp will be 4 evenings this July at Brosius Road Fields. $75, Pre-K u6 & u8, 5-7pm July 7, 8, 14 & 15. $100, U10 – High School 5-8pm July 9, 10, 14 & 15. $10 from each registration goes to the Garrettsville YMCA. Register online www.HandsOnSoccer.com or call 330-970-9662. Directed by Otto Orf, former pro/national team player and coach of 25 years.

 

 

Bible School

July 7-11

Join the Portage Faith United Methodist Church for an exciting Bible school program “Workshop of Wonders, Image and Build with God.” The evenings will begin with a light supper at 6pm in the fellowship hall and ends around 8:45pm. The classes are for all ages 3 and up. Join us the week of July 7th-11th at Portage Faith UMC on St. Rt. 44 in Mantua. Please call the church office at 330-274-8987 to register.

 

Annual Spelling Bee

July 10

The annual spelling bee, sponsored by Trumbull County Retired Teachers, will be held on July 10, at 1 p.m. at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration will begin on May 25th , and end on June 20th. Pre-registered spellers will receive free admission to the fair. To pre-register, call Denise Deltondo at 330.530.4011. Registration will also be held at the fair the day of the bee from noon to 12:45 p.m.

 

“Little Shop of Horrors”

July 11 -13; 18 & 19

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will be presenting “Little Shop of Horrors”  in the Iva Walker Auditorium located at  J.A. Garfield High School, 10235 SR 88 in Garrettsville on July 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7pm; July 13, 2014 at 2pm.  Directed by  Keith Stiver with

Musical Direction by Eric Juzkiw.

Thank you to our sponsors, Ryser Insurance, Gionino’s Pizzeria,

Ellerhorst – Russell Insurance and Kent State Geauga Campus

Tickets $10.00, Children under 12 and Seniors over 65 – $7.00 and Groups of 15 or more $5.00.

Tickets available at the door.

 

Community Yard Sale

July 12

A community yard sale is once again being held on the grounds of the First Church of God in Windham at 9016 N Main St on July 12th at 7:00 AM.  Spots are free and a limited number of tables are available for use on a first call basis.  A free lunch will be served between 11 AM and 1 PM for all in attendance at that time.  Reserve your free place now by calling Jim at 330-671-1426.

 

Mantua Farmer’s Market

July 12-Sept 27

Mark your calendar for the start of the Mantua Farmer’s Market season.  The Market is under new sponsorship this year, Christ Lutheran Church is in charge. All vendor fees will go into their Handicapped Entrance Project fund. Price is $5.00 per date. Our vendors sell a variety of items and more vendors are needed. The Markets will be held on Saturdays from 9 am – 1 pm beginning on July 12th and ending on September 27th. The Market is held in the parking lot at the Church at 10827 North Main Street (State Route 44), right next to Crestwood High School. Call Diane at 330-274-2868 for details.

 

Chicken Dinner & Car Cruise

July 13

Chicken Dinner and Car Cruise at St. Edward’s Parish will be July 13th. This all-day event will fun for the entire family with cool classic /custom cars & trucks to view, plenty of food, and lots of activities including raffles and a Chinese auction.  Tickets are on sale now for the dinners as well as the raffles items.  Please save the date and come join us!  For additional information call:  440.548.3812

 

Financial Planning as You Age

July 17

Come join us for a free educational workshop where we will discuss the concerns of aging citizens and how to plan for the known and the unknown. It will feature speakers Tom Talcott and Josh Postlewaite speaking on topics such as protecting your assets from nursing facilities, avoiding probate, and important legal documents. This invigorating event will be held on July 17th at 4:30 p.m. at Coleman Adult Day Services, 6695 N. Chestnut St. Ravenna, Ohio. We do, however need you to RSVP to Coleman Adult Day Services at (330) 296-3214.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

Adventure Expeditions: The Grand Canyon of the East

July 18-20

Explore a personal connection to nature through hiking, camping, and canoeing expeditions into remote back country and remarkably beautiful natural areas. Each expedition is designed to challenge participants physically and emotionally through group discussions and journaling on topics such as self-motivation, community living, leadership, wilderness skills, and communication. This expedition will take high school students to the “Grand Canyon of the East” (PA). For information, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has a bandstand concert set for July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

Cheese Making Workshop

July 19

The Portage County Gardeners  will have a Cheese Making Workshop on July 19- 10a.m.-noon at 5154 Prospect St. Ravenna, OH 44266. Cost is $25.00. Learn how to make soft mozzarella and then ricotta cheese in a crock pot. You will get a starter kit to take home and you can sample the instructor’s cheese. Also, call Helena to pre-register and pre-pay.  Deadline for registration and pre-pay for both classes is July 12.

 

Murder Mystery Dinner Play

July 19

North Coast Men’s Chorus presents; “Lights! Camera! Murder!” A murder mystery dinner theater play, July 19 from 6-11pm at Brennan’s Party Center, 13000 Trisket Rd, Cleveland, 44111. Tickets are $45 each, table of 8 $320, includes three course dinner, cash bar, live & silent auction, costume contest. To make reservations, visit our website at www.ncmchorus,org, or call 216-556-0590.

 

Parkman Community Picnic

July 19

Residents of Parkman, come enjoy an evening of fun with your neighbors and friends July 19th from 5-8pm at Overlook Park, St. Rt. 168. The Chamber of Commerce is providing burgers & hot dogs, beverages, and paper products.  Please bring a dish to share!  They also are providing snow-cones, cotton candy, and popcorn for snacking. There will be a bounce house for the kids as well as corn hole and carnival games.  We’re also planning some Amish-Yankee baseball games.  If you’re interested in playing, call Sandy at (440) 548-5740. We hope to see you there!

 

NUMC 200th Birthday

July 20

Plan on stopping by the Nelson United Methodist Church, July 20th to help us celebrate our 200th birthday! The church has been in continuous worship from 1814 on Nelson Circle. We are honored and privileged to host this momentous event from 2-5pm. We will also be offering an extended service from 10:30-12pm which everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Save the Date

 July 20

21st Annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 20th at Troy Community Center, Welshfield, OHIO from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Contact Maryan Simsa Jenkins 330 569-7057 or msimsa@windstream.net or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732  or biltzjb@aol.com or Gary Bott 330 527-4457  or carolbott@frontier.com

 

Library Now Accepting Donations for the Annual Summer Book Sale

 July 20-Aug 2

The Friends are now accepting donations for their annual summer book sale which will take place July 30 – August 2. Bring gently used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comic books, CDs, DVDs, audio books on CD, puzzles and games for adults and children, sheet music, coffee table books, and prints to the Geauga West Library during regular library hours.  No textbooks or encyclopedias, please.  A receipt for your donation is available. Funds raised from the book sale support adult and children’s programming at the Geauga West Library.  The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.

 

Pricetown UMC Vacation Bible School

July 21-25

Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School from July 21st thru July 25th, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship.  This years’ theme is “Son Treasure Island”.    Youngsters (3 years to 12th grade) are invited to meet Jesus.  They will enjoy Bible stories, music, games, crafts, snacks and our Treasure Island store at the end of the week.For more information,  please contact 330-872-3801 or 330-540-7523

 

What’s Bugging Your Plants & Trees

July 23

On Wednesday, July 23 from  7:00 – 9:00 p.m. the  Master Gardeners  who answer your questions on Helpline are offering a free evening of diagnostic help in the middle of the growing season.  Bring your gardening problems, questions and even diseased or failure to thrive plant samples. The Master Gardeners will provide educational information on plant diseases and insects and their control.  Individual concerns will be addressed as well.  If your gardens are lush and growing without incident come and gather with your fellow gardeners and listen and learn.   Light refreshments provided.  Free community offering.  Program held at the OSU Extension Office, Patterson Building, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton.  Preregistration encouraged (440-834-4656), walk-ins welcome.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Craft Show

July 26-27

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3332 Newton Falls is presenting a “Christmas in July” Craft Show July 26th & 27th from 9am-5pm at the VFW Post 3332 Banquet Room 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls Ohio 44444. Handcrafted Items, Collectables, Raffles and a Food Café. Come join us and support your local veterans.

 

Red Cross Blood Drive 

July 31

Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross, Here at our showroom at 104 a East Broad St. Newton Falls, next to Circle- K, on July 31st from 2-6 pm. There is a shortage of blood throughout the summer months. Please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life. Call 330-872-3257 for more info and appointments.

 

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic

Aug 2

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Road Pavilion, in Middlefield on August 2nd.  Please bring a dish to pass, own table service, beverage and lawn chairs.  We will provide punch and hot dogs.  We plan on eating at 2:00 p.m.  For additional information call Maryan at 330-569-7057 or Melburn at 440-632-0947.  Hope to see you all there.

 

Grant-In-Aid-Program

Register by Aug 4

The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school.  The deadline for completed applications is August 4.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024.

 

Safety Town

Aug 4-8

Safety Town for incoming Crestwood Primary School Kindergarten students will take place Aug 4-8, 2014 at Crestwood Primary School. The program will run from 9:00-11:30 a.m., and your child will have the opportunity to learn how to be safe at home, at school, and at play. Graduation will be on August 8, 2014 at 9:00am, so please plan to attend with your child. Register by July 1 and pay $25.00. If space allows, late registration will be taken the first morning of the program, August 4th at 8:30 am at a lost of $35.00.  Please visit www.crestwoodschools.org for registration forms, or contact Jolene Reese at crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com with questions.

 

Troy Homecoming

Aug 8-10

Troy Homecoming will be August 8-10 at 13950 Main Market Road in Welshfield, Ohio 44021. A century old tradition continues in southern Geauga County.  Troy Homecoming is a free community festival with live entertainment, contests, raffles, concessions, parade…  Find our more at www.TroyHomecoming.org!

 

Canning Workshop

Aug 9

The Portage County Gardeners will reschedule the Canning Workshop to Aug. 9 at 5154 St. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area-You will learn the water bath method of canning as well as pressure canning.  You will also get a Ball Canning Book, and samples to taste. Cost is $25.00-  Call Helena at 330-673-0577 for pre-pay and registration

 

Dessert Extravaganza

Aug 10

Join Us on August 10th from 12:00-2:00pm at the KSU Hotel and conference center in Kent, OH for the 6th annual Dessert Extravaganza benefitting Coleman Adult Day Services. This year’s “Sunday’s Salute to Seniors” themed event is sure to keep you guessing with our silent auction and leave you satisfied with our mouthwatering desserts.

 

Growing Angel Trumpets, Brugmansia

Aug 13

You have seen these magnificent plants at garden centers and at the Geauga county fair.  Learn how to select and grow these spectacular, fragrant flowers.  Go to the award winning brugmansia garden of Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik where she will teach you the care and propagation of these beauties. She will show you the tricks to get hundreds of blooms on a single plant and how to winter them over for years of enjoyment.  As a special treat you’ll even get a brugmansia to take home. Additional plants will be available for purchase.   This off site class will be held on  Wednesday, August 13, 7 PM-9 PM, $35 Ask Phyllis for a tour of her garden too! $35. Call 440-834-4656 to register and get directions.  View a list of upcoming Master Gardener classes, geauga.osu.edu

 

Join Scouting Today!!!

Aug 26

Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts. It’s Their Future…Let Them Own It! August 26th from7pm-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd, Parkman, OH 44080. For more info or questions contact; parkmanpack76@gmail.com orcall Monique (Cub Master) cell: 216-337-2104

 

 

Did you Attend James A. Garfield?

Sept 20

Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or hbouts@yahoo.com to make your reservation.

 

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

 

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2014 Balloon-A-Fair Seeking Parade Entries

Ravenna – Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Ravenna Pride In The Sky”.  Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 20, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. All units must have a 2014 parade application on file.  The All American Judges will be judging the parade. Parade entries are encouraged to stay for the opening ceremony when the parade winners will be announced.  For more information and deadline, call the BAF Hotline (330) 296-FAIR.

#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book

Contents of the book will include: History of the development of Main Street area of the fire, compiled memories from the public, Main Street on fire, Recovery, Rebuild. Send your info and pictures to Nelson United Methodist Church% Pam Montgomery, PO Box 210 Garrettsville, OH 44231.

 

Crafters Wanted 

Register NOW

Crafters wanted for the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3332  “Christmas in July” Craft Show July 26th & 27th from 9am-5pm at the VFW Post 3332 Banquet Room 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls Ohio 44444. Information packets are available at the VFW Post, via email @ lavfw3332@embarqmail.com or you may contact Donna @ 330-646-1112. Limited tables available with electric… Hurry space is limited.

 

Players needed for Hiram Community Band

Once again, the Hiram Community Band will perform on July 4 at 4 PM outside Frohring Hall on the Hiram campus.  Note-reading players of band instruments are needed for all sections, particularly low brass, clarinets and percussion. Rehearsals will be from 7-9 PM in Frohring Music Recital Hall on 6/18 (Weds) 6/24 (Tues) and 6/30 (Mon). Attendance at all rehearsals is encouraged but not mandatory. If you want to play, contact Jeffrey Quick at jaq@case.edu or 330-527-0144.

 

Stoney’s Pizza Benefit

Through June 22

One Dollar of every pizza sold June 17th -22nd at Stoney’s Pizza in Windham will be donated to the Stout Family, who lost their home to a fire.

 

Freeway’s Greyt Escape Yard Sale

June 19-20

Yard Sale: Thurs & Fri 6/19 & 6/20 9:00 AM. Antiques: Fenton, Nipon, McCoy, Roseville plus many misc. collectables including s&p, ashtrays, glassware, buttons, marbles. Household items and scrapbook/card supplies, push mower. Proceeds of this sale benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc. a nonprofit corp. dedicated to saving Greyhounds. 10555 South St. Garrettsville (Rt. 88).

 

Rummage Sale

June 20-21

Edinburg First Church of God will hold a Rummage Sale OFF SITE at 4359 Wayland Road, Palmyra Twp. on June 20th and 21st from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  A little of everything, especially clothing and smalls.There will also be a bake sale.  Proceeds of the sales will go to Missions. Please call Alma at 330-654-3841 for more information.

 

Author Tribuzzo To Appear at Village Bookstore

June 21

Author Fred Tribuzzo will be on-hand at Village Bookstore, 8140 Main Street in Garrettsville on June 21 from 1-3 pm.  Tribuzzo is the author of American Sky

 

 

Rings and Things

June 21

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open to the public on Saturday, June 21, from 9:30 to 11:00 PM. The featured object for the night will be the “Ringed World,” Saturn! Always a favorite to view, Saturn put on a great show during the April Open Night displaying lightly colored bands across its planetary body, the distinctive and brilliant ring system, the Cassini Division within the rings, and several of its many moons! If there is time and good enough skies, visitors will look at another astronomical ring: the Ring Nebula (M57). Cloudy skies cancel the event! 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. 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 near the Post Office, a short distance east of the observatory.

 

Official Flag Burning Ceremony

June 21

Mantua American Legion Post 193 will hold an official flag burning ceremony on June 21st at 11 am at the Mantua Village Park. Frayed and faded American flags will be properly disposed of. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Book Festival

June 21

The first Western Reserve Book Festival will be held at the Kennedy Center at Hiram College on June 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 45 authors in a variety of genres will attend, signing copies of their books. There will be readings throughout the day, and David Giffels, author of The Hard Way on Purpose and co-author of Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Rubber in Akron, will present a keynote speech at 12:30. The event is free; more information can be found at http://www.hiram.edu/wrbf/.

 

Mini Carnival

June 21

Mini Carnival at Church of Christ Family Activity Day will be June 21st from 3-5pm, 9837 Wolf Road in Windham. We will have an afternoon of fun with carnival games and prizes. Also, free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and punch. Everyone welcome!

 

Annual Chicken BBQ & Yard Sale

June 21

The Lake Milton Presbyterian Church will hold its annual chicken BBQ & sale on June 21st. the yard sale will be from 9-5 with the chicken BBQ from 12-5. The menu consists of ½ chicken cooked over an open fire (plain or BBQ), parsley potatoes, choice of side, roll & butter, homemade dessert and beverage. The donation will be $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 & under. Eat in or carry out. Contact 330-654-3396 for more info.

 

Strawberry Festival

June 21

Christian Women’s Fellowship, First Christian Church, 17 North Center Street, Newton Falls June 21, Beginning at Noon. Strawberries and all the fixins. Hot Dogs, Sloppy Joes and Coffee

 

Street Car Show

June 21

28th Annual Newton Falls Street Car Show will be June 21st; 19 North Canal St, Newton Falls. Sponsored by The Newton Falls July 4thFestivities Committee. $10 Street Parking/Registration fee. Parking opens at 9:00am – 300 spaces available. Registration 9:30-2. 40 classes, 131 trophies. Chinese Auction, 50/50 drawing. Contact Tony Sabo 330-360-4546.

 

Kiss The Cow

June 21 -22 

Parents of Girl Scout Troop 80239 presents the 1st annual kiss the cow contest. Come to the Newton Falls Car & Bike Shows June 21 & 22 to cast your vote! The contestant who raises the most money by the end of the bike show on Sunday, will have to kiss the cow and have their picture have their picture posted in our local media.

 

My Big Fat Gay Wedding

June 21 & 22

North Coast Men’s Chorus Richard Cole, Artistic Director presents: “My Big Fat Gay Wedding” June 21 at 8pm and June 22 at 3pm at the Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University Music & Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44115. Advance Sale $10-$35, Door Sales $15-$40. Information at: Tickets@ncmchorus.org, www.ncmchorus.org or 216-556-0590

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

The Spirit of Love

June 22

Join us June 22nd at 10:30 am. Please come and experience The Spirit of Love At Shepherd’s Joy Ministry, 94451/2 Annette Dr. Windham, Ohio behind the hardware store.

 

Newton Falls Bike Show & Run

June 22

28th Annual “Weekend Madness” June 22nd Bike Show and Run. 45 Bike Show Classes & 159 trophies/plaques to be awarded. Over 200 door prizes. Bike Run Sign-ups 9am-12pm, Bike Show Sign-Ups 9am-5pm at Faces Lounge 13 W. Broad St. Run leaves at 12:15. For more info call Stubby 330-718-7222, Patty (vendors) 330-718-7223, Bluto 330-717-9081 or Jackal 330-219-3693.

 

Crescent Meeting

June 23

Garrettsville Crescent Chapter No. 7 O.E.S. will hold its final meeting on June 23rd. The chapter will reopen in September. Fathers will be honored at our June 23rd meeting. Members are asked to bring a homemade pie to share.

 

Hiram Community Committee Forming

June 23

Hiram Township is creating a committee to implement selected parts of its Comprehensive Plan.  Your input is needed!   First project will be creating hiking trails throughout the Township.  Come to the meeting on June 23 at 7:00 p.m. at The Hiram Corner Store and Café (corner of 82 and 305) to find out more info. This is a public meeting; any Township resident will be eligible to serve on the committee.  Contact Tim Kasper 330-569-7387 or email tkasper@sbc.edu if interested in this exciting opportunity.

 

Free Community Dinner

June 24

Free Community Dinner, June 24th from 5-6pm, while supplies last at the Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, OH

 

Community Center Open

June 24  July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

The Community Center at Mantua Center will continue to be open thru the summer on Tuesdays in the old Mantua Center School Building, on Center Rd. just north of SR 82.  Free, everyone’s invited.   Children must have adult supervision, but we’ve got craft materials and lots of different games we’d be glad to teach you all to play, adults and children alike.  Hours are 9:30 am until late afternoon. (We close when everyone’s gone but the leadership.)  Bring food to share for potluck lunch at noon. Our current service project is making dresses for little girls in Africa.  Pattern is simple and children can participate.  We re-open at 5:00 for the Don’t Eat Alone supper potluck served at 5:30, to which we extend a special invitation to anyone who eats way too many meals by themself: widowed, divorced, never married, spouse travelling, it doesn’t matter.   Beverages and tableware provided.

Annual Rummage Sale

June 26-28

Annual Rummage Sale June 26-28 from 10 am-5pm at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd, Garrettsville, Oh. We need volunteers to help sort and price items. Proceeds benefit the sound room and also to defray the cost of the pig roast. Your donations and help will be greatly appreciated. Contact 330-527-4068 for more info.

 

Flea Market

June 28

The Mantua Knights of Columbus will be holding a parking lot flea market on June 28th at 11845 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua.  Rent a 10 x 10 spot for $10.00.  All are welcome!  Call for your reservation at 330-274-4982.

 

The Friends of Melana 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

June 29

The Friends of Melana Foundation is organizing the 4th Annual Friends of Melana 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk to be held on June 29th at Garrettsville Summerfest. All proceeds go towards research for children’s glioma brain cancer. Event registration can be done online at www.stopkidscancer.org. click on ‘Events.’ Registration will also take place the day of the event on the front lawn of St. Ambrose rectory on Freedom St. in Garrettsville. Come out and support a great cause. Call Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093 for more information.

 

Chicken Dinner

July 2

Southington UMC, St Rt 305 & 534, Southington, Oh will be holding a chicken dinner, on July 2nd from 3:30 to 6:00. The menu includes: one fourth of a chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, cole slaw, homemade desserts, beverage. Price Adults $8.50, Children/Chicken Tenders dinner ages 4-10 $4.00, Children 3 and under free. Carry Outs available. Call 330-898-2156.

 

Vet’s Appreciation Day

July 4

Burton-Middlefield American Legion Post 459 Veteran’s Appreciation Day & Fireworks. Join us for our annual fireworks display on July 4th at the Geauga County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6pm and the fun goes through the conclusion of fireworks. Military displays and vehicles. Food concessions provided by Geauga Fair Board. $4 donation per car, $1 per person walk-in.

 

Chesterland Parade

July 4

Chesterland Parade will be July 4th at 11am. Begins at St. Anslem’s Church, Chesterland, Ohio. Call Bo 440-834-8764 for more info.

 

Swing Dance

July 5

Swingtime Big Band is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance July 5th at Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023). Sponsored by KCE.  (216) 316-0068.  Lesson at 8pm.  Dance and live music 9-11:30pm.  Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

 

Vacation Bible School

July 7

Portage Faith United Methodist Church “Workshop of Wonders, Imagine and Build with God”.  VBS will run the week of July 7. We begin with a light supper at 6:00 PM and conclude at 8:45 PM.  There are classes starting with 3 year olds and going up to children going into 6th grade, parents are welcome to stay for a fun Adult class with crafts and recreation.  Registration needs to be made by June 30, you can pick up forms at the church -99222 State Route 44, Mantua or call in to the office 330-274-8987 to register and get more information.  VBS and supper are free.

 

Bible School

July 7-11

Join the Portage Faith United Methodist Church for an exciting Bible school program “Workshop of Wonders, Image and Build with God.” The evenings will begin with a light supper at 6pm in the fellowship hall and ends around 8:45pm. The classes are for all ages 3 and up. Join us the week of July 7th-11th at Portage Faith UMC on St. Rt. 44 in Mantua. Please call the church office at 330-274-8987 to register.

 

Annual Spelling Bee

July 10

The annual spelling bee, sponsored by Trumbull County Retired Teachers, will be held on July 10, at 1 p.m. at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration will begin on May 25th , and end on June 20th. Pre-registered spellers will receive free admission to the fair. To pre-register, call Denise Deltondo at 330.530.4011. Registration will also be held at the fair the day of the bee from noon to 12:45 p.m.

 

“Little Shop of Horrors”

July 11 -13; 18 & 19

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will be presenting “Little Shop of Horrors”  in the Iva Walker Auditorium located at  J.A. Garfield High School, 10235 SR 88 in Garrettsville on July 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7pm; July 13, 2014 at 2pm.  Directed by  Keith Stiver with

Musical Direction by Eric Juzkiw.

Thank you to our sponsors, Ryser Insurance, Gionino’s Pizzeria,

Ellerhorst – Russell Insurance and Kent State Geauga Campus

Tickets $10.00, Children under 12 and Seniors over 65 – $7.00 and Groups of 15 or more $5.00.

Tickets available at the door.

 

Community Yard Sale

July 12

A community yard sale is once again being held on the grounds of the First Church of God in Windham at 9016 N Main St on July 12th at 7:00 AM.  Spots are free and a limited number of tables are available for use on a first call basis.  A free lunch will be served between 11 AM and 1 PM for all in attendance at that time.  Reserve your free place now by calling Jim at 330-671-1426.

 

Chicken Dinner & Car Cruise

July 13

Chicken Dinner and Car Cruise will be held at SS. Edward & Lucy Parish, 16150 Center St., in Parkman on July 13th. Barbeque chicken dinner will be served from 11am-6pm. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under. Menu will include barbeque chicken, parsley potatoes, homemade coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. For more info call the church office 440-548-3812 or visit www.ssedwardlucy.com.

 

Financial Planning as You Age

July 17

Come join us for a free educational workshop where we will discuss the concerns of aging citizens and how to plan for the known and the unknown. It will feature speakers Tom Talcott and Josh Postlewaite speaking on topics such as protecting your assets from nursing facilities, avoiding probate, and important legal documents. This invigorating event will be held on July 17th at 4:30 p.m. at Coleman Adult Day Services, 6695 N. Chestnut St. Ravenna, Ohio. We do, however need you to RSVP to Coleman Adult Day Services at (330) 296-3214.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

Adventure Expeditions: The Grand Canyon of the East

July 18-20

Explore a personal connection to nature through hiking, camping, and canoeing expeditions into remote back country and remarkably beautiful natural areas. Each expedition is designed to challenge participants physically and emotionally through group discussions and journaling on topics such as self-motivation, community living, leadership, wilderness skills, and communication. This expedition will take high school students to the “Grand Canyon of the East” (PA). For information, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Cheese Making Workshop

July 19

The Portage County Gardeners  will have a Cheese Making Workshop on July 19- 10a.m.-noon at 5154 Prospect St. Ravenna, OH 44266. Cost is $25.00. Learn how to make soft mozzarella and then ricotta cheese in a crock pot. You will get a starter kit to take home and you can sample the instructor’s cheese. Also, call Helena to pre-register and pre-pay.  Deadline for registration and pre-pay for both classes is July 12.

 

Murder Mystery Dinner Play

July 19

North Coast Men’s Chorus presents; “Lights! Camera! Murder!” A murder mystery dinner theater play, July 19 from 6-11pm at Brennan’s Party Center, 13000 Trisket Rd, Cleveland, 44111. Tickets are $45 each, table of 8 $320, includes three course dinner, cash bar, live & silent auction, costume contest. To make reservations, visit our website at www.ncmchorus,org, or call 216-556-0590.

 

Save the Date

 July 20

21st Annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 20th at Troy Community Center, Welshfield, OHIO from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Contact Maryan Simsa Jenkins 330 569-7057 or msimsa@windstream.net or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732  or biltzjb@aol.com or Gary Bott 330 527-4457  or carolbott@frontier.com

 

Library Now Accepting Donations for the Annual Summer Book Sale

 July 20-Aug 2

The Friends are now accepting donations for their annual summer book sale which will take place July 30 – August 2. Bring gently used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comic books, CDs, DVDs, audio books on CD, puzzles and games for adults and children, sheet music, coffee table books, and prints to the Geauga West Library during regular library hours.  No textbooks or encyclopedias, please.  A receipt for your donation is available. Funds raised from the book sale support adult and children’s programming at the Geauga West Library.  The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.

 

Pricetown UMC Vacation Bible School

July 21-25

Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School from July 21st thru July 25th, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship.  This years’ theme is “Son Treasure Island”.    Youngsters (3 years to 12th grade) are invited to meet Jesus.  They will enjoy Bible stories, music, games, crafts, snacks and out Treasure Island store at the end of the week.For more information,  please contact 330-872-3801 or 330-540-7523

 

What’s Bugging Your Plants & Trees

July 23

On Wednesday, July 23 from  7:00 – 9:00 p.m. the  Master Gardeners  who answer your questions on Helpline are offering a free evening of diagnostic help in the middle of the growing season.  Bring your gardening problems, questions and even diseased or failure to thrive plant samples. The Master Gardeners will provide educational information on plant diseases and insects and their control.  Individual concerns will be addressed as well.  If your gardens are lush and growing without incident come and gather with your fellow gardeners and listen and learn.   Light refreshments provided.  Free community offering.  Program held at the OSU Extension Office, Patterson Building, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton.  Preregistration encouraged (440-834-4656), walk-ins welcome.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Craft Show

July 26-27

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3332 Newton Falls is presenting a “Christmas in July” Craft Show July 26th & 27th from 9am-5pm at the VFW Post 3332 Banquet Room 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls Ohio 44444. Handcrafted Items, Collectables, Raffles and a Food Café. Come join us and support your local veterans.

 

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic

Aug 2

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Road Pavilion, in Middlefield on August 2nd.  Please bring a dish to pass, own table service, beverage and lawn chairs.  We will provide punch and hot dogs.  We plan on eating at 2:00 p.m.  For additional information call Maryan at 330-569-7057 or Melburn at 440-632-0947.  Hope to see you all there.

 

Grant-In-Aid-Program

Register by Aug 4

The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school.  The deadline for completed applications is August 4.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024.

 

Safety Town

Aug 4-8

Safety Town for incoming Crestwood Primary School Kindergarten students will take place Aug 4-8, 2014 at Crestwood Primary School. The program will run from 9:00-11:30 a.m., and your child will have the opportunity to learn how to be safe at home, at school, and at play. Graduation will be on August 8, 2014 at 9:00am, so please plan to attend with your child. Register by July 1 and pay $25.00. If space allows, late registration will be taken the first morning of the program, August 4th at 8:30 am at a lost of $35.00.  Please visit www.crestwoodschools.org for registration forms, or contact Jolene Reese at crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com with questions.

 

Troy Homecoming

Aug 8-10

Troy Homecoming will be August 8-10 at 13950 Main Market Road in Welshfield, Ohio 44021. A century old tradition continues in southern Geauga County.  Troy Homecoming is a free community festival with live entertainment, contests, raffles, concessions, parade…  Find our more at www.TroyHomecoming.org!

 

Canning Workshop

Aug 9

The Portage County Gardeners will reschedule the Canning Workshop to Aug. 9 at 5154 St. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area-You will learn the water bath method of canning as well as pressure canning.  You will also get a Ball Canning Book, and samples to taste. Cost is $25.00-  Call Helena at 330-673-0577 for pre-pay and registration

 

Dessert Extravaganza

Aug 10

Join Us on August 10th from 12:00-2:00pm at the KSU Hotel and conference center in Kent, OH for the 6th annual Dessert Extravaganza benefitting Coleman Adult Day Services. This year’s “Sunday’s Salute to Seniors” themed event is sure to keep you guessing with our silent auction and leave you satisfied with our mouthwatering desserts.

 

Growing Angel Trumpets, Brugmansia

Aug 13

You have seen these magnificent plants at garden centers and at the Geauga county fair.  Learn how to select and grow these spectacular, fragrant flowers.  Go to the award winning brugmansia garden of Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik where she will teach you the care and propagation of these beauties. She will show you the tricks to get hundreds of blooms on a single plant and how to winter them over for years of enjoyment.  As a special treat you’ll even get a brugmansia to take home. Additional plants will be available for purchase.   This off site class will be held on  Wednesday, August 13, 7 PM-9 PM, $35 Ask Phyllis for a tour of her garden too! $35. Call 440-834-4656 to register and get directions.  View a list of upcoming Master Gardener classes, geauga.osu.edu

 

Join Scouting Today!!!

Aug 26

Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts. It’s Their Future…Let Them Own It! August 26th from7pm-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd, Parkman, OH 44080. For more info or questions contact; parkmanpack76@gmail.com orcall Monique (Cub Master) cell: 216-337-2104

 

Did you Attend James A. Garfield?

Sept 20

Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or hbouts@yahoo.com to make your reservation.

 

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

 

Hiram – Author and longtime Akron Beacon Journal columnist David Giffels will headline the first Western Reserve Book Festival at Hiram College on June 21, 2014.

The event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kennedy Center, will celebrate literature of Ohio’s Western Reserve, hosting dozens of area authors of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young adult and children’s work. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet these authors, have bookssigned, purchase books and attend readings.

Giffels, the keynote speaker, is also a contributing commentator and essayist on NPR station WKSU in Kent. His books include “The Hard Way on Purpose” and “All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House.” An acclaimed author and writer, his work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Esquire.com, ESPN, Grantland, Redbook and many other publications. He also was a writer for the MTV series “Beavis and Butt-Head.”

Additional authors will include Shelley Costa, Harmony Evans, Amanda Flower, Kevin Keating, Scott Lax, Kylie Logan, Michael Olin-Hitt, James Renner, Les Roberts, Debra Robinson, Stephanie Siciarz, S. Andrew Swann, Chris Akin, Paul Bauer, Gail Bellamy, Peg Bobel, Mark Dawidziak, Joyce Dyer, Jen Hirt, William Kerrigan, Wendy Koile, Lynn Metzger, Jennifer Morrow, Michael Olin-Hitt, James Renner, Brad Ricca, Robert Sberna, Jane Turzillo, Cinda Chima, James Bradley Clarke, Colleen Clayton, Leah Clifford, Jen Dutton, Julie Lindsey, Mindy McGinnis, Tricia Springstubb, Scott Tracey, Jeanne Bryner, Susan Grimm, David Hassler, Lesley Jenike, Philip Metres, Mary Quade, F. Daniel Rzicznek, Tom Batiuk and Eric Schmiedl. Additionally, several area journals and literary organizations will be represented.

The Festival, sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Library, the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature, WKSU, and Barnes & Noble, is free and open to the public. There will be amplefree parking; several dining options will be available.

For more information, visit www.hiram.edu/wrbf or contact Hiram College Library Director David Everett at everettdd@hiram.edu or 330-569-5353. Hiram College is located at 11730 Garfield Road, Hiram, Ohio 44234.

Garrettsville - The Friends of the Garrettsville Library announce a book sale (in the meeting room) at the Garrettsville Branch of the Portage County District Library June 16 – 21, during library hours. All proceeds from the book sale go to the Friends of the Garrettsville Library which helps fund collection development, programs for the public, and other things the library may need.

Saturday, June 14 will be a members only set-up day from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Monday, June 16 will be a members only set-up day and preview from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday June 17 – June 20 is open to the public during library hours. Saturday, June 21 is open to the public from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Since the last book sale many new titles have been donated to the Friends of the Garrettsville Library and there will be a selection of adult, young adult, and children’s books, with fiction and non-fiction titles.  Memberships to the Friends’ group may be purchased leading up to and during the sale. If you are not a member, and wish to attend the members only pre-sale, you are welcome and encouraged to join the Friends of the Garrettsville Library. Memberships start as low as $5.

Materials that are left over from the book sale will be distributed to other organizations; new donations after the sale will be needed and greatly appreciated.

The library is located at 10482 South Street in the Village Park.  For further information, call the Garrettsville Library at 330-527-4378.  For additional information about library programs, materials, and services, please visit the Portage County District Library website at www.portagelibrary.org.

 

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Author Fred Tribuzzo to Appear at Village Bookstore

American Sky by Fred Tribuzzo acknowledges the 1960s Pan Am glamour of pilots, but also pulls off the Ray-Bans to reveal the grittier, elbow-deep-in-the-engine world of small plane aviation. It’s easy to imagine the characters brushing dirt off their hands or cleaning grease off their fingers before sitting down to a runway-side restaurant breakfast and discuss the status of an aircraft.

Organized into short chapters that read like fond, comfortable vignettes, American Sky introduces the reader to varied characters while surreptitiously revealing bits and pieces about the narrator. It is, in essence, an aviation memoir, but thankfully eschews redundant personal introspection in favor of utilizing Tribuzzo as a lens.

Author Fred Tribuzzo will be on-hand at Village Bookstore, 8140 Main Street in Garrettsville on Saturday June 21st, from 1-3pm and invites you to stop in and say “hi”.


Author Fred Tribuzzo to Appear at Village Bookstore

Rootstown – The Rootstown Area Chamber of Commerce is kicking-off the summer with a Peach Sangria Party for its first Business After Hours, Thursday, June 19, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Barrel Run Crossing Winery and Vineyards, 3272 Industry Road, Rootstown.

Barrel Run is a co-sponsor of the event. Rootstown’s Giant Eagle is a donor. There will be raffles that will support the chamber’s scholarship fund.

Rootstown residents and staff of area businesses in Portage County are invited to attend and network with chamber members. To sign-up for the event, send email to president@rootstownchamber.org. For more information, go to the chamber website at www.rootstownchamber.org

#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book

Contents of the book will include: History of the development of Main Street area of the fire, compiled memories from the public, Main Street on fire, Recovery, Rebuild. Send your info and pictures to Nelson United Methodist Church% Pam Montgomery, PO Box 210 Garrettsville, OH 44231.

 

Crafters Wanted 

Register NOW

Crafters wanted for the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3332  “Christmas in July” Craft Show July 26th & 27th from 9am-5pm at the VFW Post 3332 Banquet Room 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls Ohio 44444. Information packets are available at the VFW Post, via email @ lavfw3332@embarqmail.com or you may contact Donna @ 330-646-1112. Limited tables available with electric… Hurry space is limited.

 

Players needed for Hiram Community Band

Once again, the Hiram Community Band will perform on July 4 at 4 PM outside Frohring Hall on the Hiram campus.  Note-reading players of band instruments are needed for all sections, particularly low brass, clarinets and percussion. Rehearsals will be from 7-9 PM in Frohring Music Recital Hall on 6/18 (Weds) 6/24 (Tues) and 6/30 (Mon). Attendance at all rehearsals is encouraged but not mandatory. If you want to play, contact Jeffrey Quick at jaq@case.edu or 330-527-0144.

 

Windham Carnival 

June 11-15

Held behind the Windham fire station. Games, rides and fun! Live bands Friday and Saturday night!

 

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

June 13

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry, June 13th from 4-7:30. Fish – shrimp – or combo. Chicken tenders also available. Your choice baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans & dinner roll. To go orders available. Call 330-527-2330.

 

Brick by Brick Auction

June 13

20 new kitchen and bath cabinet sets at charity auction June 13th at the Windham Hardware 3 to 18 pcs. Per set. Proceeds go to the Windham Brick By Brick Scholarship Fund. Sale at 12, bring a truck or trailer. Additional cabinets can be bought at Home Depot. McGuire website.

 

Rummage and Bake Sale

June 13-14

June 13th- 14th. 9am to 5pm at Hiram Rapids Historical Church, 6337 Allyn road corner of Allyn and Winchell. Clothing, lamps, furniture, walkers, little tykes toys, games, kitchen needs much miscellaneous. Serving hot dogs, chili dogs and sloppy Joes. Homemade baked goods. All proceeds are for our roofing fund; monetary donations accepted. Checks are to be made out to R C C A.

 

Rummage Sale

June 13 & 14

Come one; come all for amazing deals on great stuff while supporting the best causes! Huge Friendship Alliance Church Youth Group rummage sale, June 13 from noon-5pm & June 14 from 8am-5pm behind the church under the FAC Pavilion, 19126 Ravenna Road (SR44), Chagrin Falls (Auburn Twp.), in Geauga County just north of the Portage County line.

 

Football & Cheerleading Sign-ups

June 14

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding sign-ups for football and cheerleading on June 14th at the Community center stone pavilion. The sign-ups will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sign-ups are for children 6 yrs. old to 12 yrs. old as of July 31st. Please bring a copy of child’s birth certificate for the league. The cost is $ 60.00 registration fee with $20.00 volunteer fee. For information please contact Angie Wilcox 330-872-7027 or for cheerleading Carrie Byrd @ 330- 301-6131.

 

Newton Falls Schoolmates & Friends Reunion

June 14

The 95th annual reunion of the Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends will be June 14th at DiVieste’s Banquet Room, 754 North River Road in Warren. Doors will open at 9:45am for visiting, with the luncheon beginning at 11:45am. Cost is $20 per plate. 1964 will be the honored class. For more information call Mary Margaret Hildack 330-872-0075 or Merial Price 330-889-3069.

 

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

June 14

Windham Fire Department Carnival Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament will be June 14th at 2pm. Doors open at noon for cash games. Tournament will take place at Windham Fire Department. 75% payout! . For tickets or questions call Kenny Shearer 330-219-2571.

 

Book Sale

 June 14

Friends of the Burton Public Library Book Sale will be held June 14th from 9am-4pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Book sale will take place in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

 

5K Run & Walk  – Register/Donate Today

June 14

Register and Donate today! 2014 Path for Patriotism, June 14th. Register at 5krundav.wufoo.com/forms. Benefits Disabled Veterans, Eagle Scout Program for Ben Wood. Please send check or money order to: 2710 Mahan Denman Rd., Bristolville, OH 44402.

 

Missionary Speaker

June 15

Join us June 15th at 10:30 am Please join us at Shepherds Joy Ministry, 94451/2 Annette DR. Windham, OH to hear Missionary from Africa Chris Okuma who takes care of over 700 children who have been abandon and left out in the bush country to die. To honor all Fathers we will be serving lunch immediately following service.

 

Chief David Oliver to Speak

June 16

Burton Public Library is proud to host Chief David Oliver, author and Brimfield, Ohio, police chief with a no-nonsense attitude and huge heart. He will talk about his book ‘No Mopes Allowed: A Small Town Police Chief Rants and Babbles about Hugs and High Fives, Meth Busts, Internet Celebrity, and Other Adventures . . .’. Oliver has appeared on TV talk shows and has over 147,000 Facebook fans. Books will be available for purchase (for $12) and signing on the night of the event.  Monday, June 16, at 6:00 p.m. Visit our website: www.burtonlibrary.org, or call (440) 834-4466 for more information.

 

CBF Monthly Meal

 June 17

Everyone is invited to our Loaves and Fishes Dinner on June 17th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Sloppy Joes and potato salad. There are no income restrictions so anyone can enjoy our meals. We are located at, Covenant Bible Fellowship, 8146 High Street, Garrettsville. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 330.527.4205. We look forward to serving you!!

 

Stoney’s Pizza Benefit

June 17-22

One Dollar of every pizza sold June 17th -22nd at Stoney’s Pizza in Windham will be donated to the Stout Family, who lost their home to a fire.

 

Community Center Open

June 17, 24   July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

The Community Center at Mantua Center will continue to be open thru the summer on Tuesdays in the old Mantua Center School Building, on Center Rd. just north of SR 82.  Free, everyone’s invited.   Children must have adult supervision, but we’ve got craft materials and lots of different games we’d be glad to teach you all to play, adults and children alike.  Hours are 9:30 am until late afternoon. (We close when everyone’s gone but the leadership.)  Bring food to share for potluck lunch at noon. Our current service project is making dresses for little girls in Africa.  Pattern is simple and children can participate.  We re-open at 5:00 for the Don’t Eat Alone supper potluck served at 5:30, to which we extend a special invitation to anyone who eats way too many meals by themself: widowed, divorced, never married, spouse travelling, it doesn’t matter.  If you want some companionship, come to the school with some food to share, and we’ll spend a pleasant hour together.  Beverages and tableware provided.

 

Rummage Sale

June 20-21

Edinburg First Church of God will hold a Rummage Sale OFF SITE at 4359 Wayland Road, Palmyra Twp. on June 20th and 21st from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  A little of everything, especially clothing and smalls.There will also be a bake sale.  Proceeds of the sales will go to Missions. Please call Alma at 330-654-3841 for more information.

 

Strawberry Festival

June 21

Christian Women’s Fellowship, First Christian Church, 17 North Center Street, Newton Falls June 21, Beginning at Noon. Strawberries and all the fixins. Hot Dogs, Sloppy Joes and Coffee

 

Street Car Show

June 21

28th Annual Newton Falls Street Car Show will be June 21st; 19 North Canal St, Newton Falls. Sponsored by The Newton Falls July 4thFestivities Committee. $10 Street Parking/Registration fee. Parking opens at 9:00am – 300 spaces available. Registration 9:30-2. 40 classes, 131 trophies. Chinese Auction, 50/50 drawing. Contact Tony Sabo 330-360-4546.

 

Book Festival

June 21

The first Western Reserve Book Festival will be held at the Kennedy Center at Hiram College on June 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 45 authors in a variety of genres will attend, signing copies of their books. There will be readings throughout the day, and David Giffels, author of The Hard Way on Purpose and co-author of Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Rubber in Akron, will present a keynote speech at 12:30. The event is free; more information can be found at http://www.hiram.edu/wrbf/.

 

Official Flag Burning Ceremony

June 21

Mantua American Legion Post 193 will hold an official flag burning ceremony on June 21st at 11 am at the Mantua Village Park. Frayed and faded American flags will be properly disposed of. The public is welcome to attend.

 

My Big Fat Gay Wedding

June 21 & 22

North Coast Men’s Chorus Richard Cole, Artistic Director presents: “My Big Fat Gay Wedding” June 21 at 8pm and June 22 at 3pm at the Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University Music & Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44115. Advance Sale $10-$35, Door Sales $15-$40. Information at: Tickets@ncmchorus.org, www.ncmchorus.org or 216-556-0590

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

The Spirit of Love

June 22

Join us June 22nd at 10:30 am. Please come and experience The Spirit of Love At Shepherd’s Joy Ministry, 94451/2 Annette Dr. Windham, Ohio behind the hardware store.

Bike Show & Run

June 22

28th Annual “Weekend Madness” June 22nd Bike Show and Run. 45 Bike Show Classes & 159 trophies/plaques to be awarded. Over 200 door prizes. Bike Run Sign-ups 9am-12pm, Bike Show Sign-Ups 9am-5pm at Faces Lounge 13 W. Broad St. Run leaves at 12:15. For more info call Stubby 330-718-7222, Patty (vendors) 330-718-7223, Bluto 330-717-9081 or Jackal 330-219-3693.

 

Crescent Meeting

June 23

Garrettsville Crescent Chapter No. 7 O.E.S. will hold its final meeting on June 23rd. The chapter will reopen in September. Fathers will be honored at our June 23rd meeting. Members are asked to bring a homemade pie to share.

 

Hiram Community Committee Forming

June 23

Hiram Township is creating a committee to implement selected parts of its Comprehensive Plan.  Your input is needed!   First project will be creating hiking trails throughout the Township.  Come to the meeting on June 23 at 7:00 p.m. at The Hiram Corner Store and Café (corner of 82 and 305) to find out more info. This is a public meeting; any Township resident will be eligible to serve on the committee.  Contact Tim Kasper 330-569-7387 or email tkasper@sbc.edu if interested in this exciting opportunity.

 

Annual Yard Sale

June 26-28

Annual Yard Sale, June 26-28 from 9am-4pm at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd in Garrettsville. Please save your gently used items for our annual church yard sale. The van garage is available for storing the items now. We also need several volunteers to help sort & price items. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the front bulletin board for your convenience. Please pencil in the days and hours you will be able to help. Proceeds will benefit the sound room and also  defray cost of pig roast (August 23). Your donations and your help will be greatly appreciated.

 

Flea Market

June 28

The Mantua Knights of Columbus will be holding a parking lot flea market on June 28th at 11845 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua.  Rent a 10 x 10 spot for $10.00.  All are welcome!  Call for your reservation at 330-274-4982.

The Friends of Melana 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

June 29

The Friends of Melana Foundation is organizing the 4th Annual Friends of Melana 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk to be held on June 29th at Garrettsville Summerfest. All proceeds go towards research for children’s glioma brain cancer. Event registration can be done online at www.stopkidscancer.org. click on ‘Events.’ Registration will also take place the day of the event on the front lawn of St. Ambrose rectory on Freedom St. in Garrettsville. Come out and support a great cause. Call Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093 for more information.

 

Swing Dance

July 5

Swingtime Big Band is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance July 5th at Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023). Sponsored by KCE.  (216) 316-0068.  Lesson at 8pm.  Dance and live music 9-11:30pm.  Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

 

Vacation Bible School

July 7

Portage Faith United Methodist Church “Workshop of Wonders, Imagine and Build with God”.  VBS will run the week of July 7. We begin with a light supper at 6:00 PM and conclude at 8:45 PM.  There are classes starting with 3 year olds and going up to children going into 6th grade, parents are welcome to stay for a fun Adult class with crafts and recreation.  Registration needs to be made by June 30, you can pick up forms at the church -99222 State Route 44, Mantua or call in to the office 330-274-8987 to register and get more information.  VBS and supper are free.

 

Bible School

July 7-11

Join the Portage Faith United Methodist Church for an exciting Bible school program “Workshop of Wonders, Image and Build with God.” The evenings will begin with a light supper at 6pm in the fellowship hall and ends around 8:45pm. The classes are for all ages 3 and up. Join us the week of July 7th-11th at Portage Faith UMC on St. Rt. 44 in Mantua. Please call the church office at 330-274-8987 to register.

 

Annual Spelling Bee

July 10

The annual spelling bee, sponsored by Trumbull County Retired Teachers, will be held on July 10, at 1 p.m. at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration will begin on May 25th , and end on June 20th. Pre-registered spellers will receive free admission to the fair. To pre-register, call Denise Deltondo at 330.530.4011. Registration will also be held at the fair the day of the bee from noon to 12:45 p.m.

 

“Little Shop of Horrors”

July 11 -13; 18 & 19

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will be presenting “Little Shop of Horrors”  in the Iva Walker Auditorium located at  J.A. Garfield High School, 10235 SR 88 in Garrettsville on July 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7pm; July 13, 2014 at 2pm.  Directed by  Keith Stiver with

Musical Direction by Eric Juzkiw.

Thank you to our sponsors, Ryser Insurance, Gionino’s Pizzeria,

Ellerhorst – Russell Insurance and Kent State Geauga Campus

Tickets $10.00, Children under 12 and Seniors over 65 – $7.00 and Groups of 15 or more $5.00.

Tickets available at the door.

 

Chicken Dinner & Car Cruise

July 13

Chicken Dinner and Car Cruise will be held at SS. Edward & Lucy Parish, 16150 Center St., in Parkman on July 13th. Barbeque chicken dinner will be served from 11am-6pm. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under. Menu will include barbeque chicken, parsley potatoes, homemade coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. For more info call the church office 440-548-3812 or visit www.ssedwardlucy.com.

 

Financial Planning as You Age

July 17

Come join us for a free educational workshop where we will discuss the concerns of aging citizens and how to plan for the known and the unknown. It will feature speakers Tom Talcott and Josh Postlewaite speaking on topics such as protecting your assets from nursing facilities, avoiding probate, and important legal documents. This invigorating event will be held on July 17th at 4:30 p.m. at Coleman Adult Day Services, 6695 N. Chestnut St. Ravenna, Ohio. We do, however need you to RSVP to Coleman Adult Day Services at (330) 296-3214.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

Adventure Expeditions: The Grand Canyon of the East

July 18-20

Explore a personal connection to nature through hiking, camping, and canoeing expeditions into remote back country and remarkably beautiful natural areas. Each expedition is designed to challenge participants physically and emotionally through group discussions and journaling on topics such as self-motivation, community living, leadership, wilderness skills, and communication. This expedition will take high school students to the “Grand Canyon of the East” (PA). For information, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Save the Date

 July 20

21st Annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 20th at Troy Community Center, Welshfield, OHIO from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Contact Maryan Simsa Jenkins 330 569-7057 or msimsa@windstream.net or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732  or biltzjb@aol.com or Gary Bott 330 527-4457  or carolbott@frontier.com

 

Library Now Accepting Donations for the Annual Summer Book Sale

 July 20-Aug 2

The Friends are now accepting donations for their annual summer book sale which will take place July 30 – August 2. Bring gently used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comic books, CDs, DVDs, audio books on CD, puzzles and games for adults and children, sheet music, coffee table books, and prints to the Geauga West Library during regular library hours.  No textbooks or encyclopedias, please.  A receipt for your donation is available. Funds raised from the book sale support adult and children’s programming at the Geauga West Library.  The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.

 

Grant-In-Aid-Program

Register by Aug 4

The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school.  The deadline for completed applications is August 4.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024.

 

Dessert Extravaganza

Aug 10

Join Us on August 10th from 12:00-2:00pm at the KSU Hotel and conference center in Kent, OH for the 6th annual Dessert Extravaganza benefitting Coleman Adult Day Services. This year’s “Sunday’s Salute to Seniors” themed event is sure to keep you guessing with our silent auction and leave you satisfied with our mouthwatering desserts.

 

Did you Attend James A. Garfield?

Sept 20

Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or hbouts@yahoo.com to make your reservation.

 

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

 

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#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book

Contents of the book will include: History of the development of Main Street area of the fire, compiled memories from the public, Main Street on fire, Recovery, Rebuild. Send your info and pictures to Nelson United Methodist Church% Pam Montgomery, PO Box 210 Garrettsville, OH 44231.

 

Players needed for Hiram Community Band

Once again, the Hiram Community Band will perform on July 4 at 4 PM outside Frohring Hall on the Hiram campus.  Note-reading players of band instruments are needed for all sections, particularly low brass, clarinets and percussion. Rehearsals will be from 7-9 PM in Frohring Music Recital Hall on 6/18 (Weds) 6/24 (Tues) and 6/30 (Mon). Attendance at all rehearsals is encouraged but not mandatory. If you want to play, contact Jeffrey Quick at jaq@case.edu or 330-527-0144.

Start Something

Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently in need of Big Brother and Big Sister Volunteers. We have boys and girls waiting in all parts of the county for someone who wants to spend time with them. Big Brothers & Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. Please call us at 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org.

 

Hiram College Nature Camps

Summer 2014

Catching crawdads! Spying on snakes! Collecting insects! Making forts! All in a day of fun and excitement for kids ages 3-14 at Hiram College Nature Camps. Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu for dates and times.

 

Community Family Movie Night

June 6

Crestwood/Garrettsville Girl Scouts invite you and your family to a Community Family Movie Night featuring “Frozen” on June 6th. Maplewood Career Center Cafeteria, 7075 State Route 88, Ravenna.  Enjoy plenty of concessions and shop for handmade “Frozen” treats & trinkets! Kids*: Wear your pajamas and bring a blanket & pillow! Admission: $2/person – An adult MUST accompany all children. Donate canned goods or toiletries for local food cupboards and get $1 off admission! Doors Open: 6:30 p.m. Movie Time: 7:00 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the GarrettsvilleStrong Fund. For questions, please call/text Tracie at 330.858.9043.

 

Rummage & Bake Sale

June 6

Semi-Annual Pythian Sister Rummage & Bake Sale will be June 6th from 9-5 and June 7th from 9-noon at 123 College Street, West Farmington. Used Clothing, Books, and Household Items. Saturday is $2.00 bag day. Lunch will be served on Friday.

 

Church Carnival

June 7

On Saturday, June 7 from 12-3 pm the Garrettsville Church of God located at 12888 SR 88 (north of SR 305) will be holding a carnival. Bring your family and friends to an afternoon of fun! Games, activities, food, prizes and chances to win novelty baskets of all sorts!

 

5th Annual Golf Outing 

June 7

American Legion Post 459, Burton is hosting their 5th Annual Golf Outing at Pleasant Hill Golf Course in Chardon. Register by 10:30am. Shotgun start at 11am. 4 man scramble, 18 holes and prizes. Lunch & picnic buffet dinner, water, soda and beer provided. $70 per person. For presale discounted tickets or info call Bruce 440-897-2396.

 

Little Tigers 5th Annual Golf Outing

June 7

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their 5th annual golf outing at the Olde Dutch golf course in Lake Milton on June 7th. The 4-man scramble starts with an  8 a.m. shotgun with registration starting 7:00. The 4-man scramble costs $70.00 per person and will include coffee/ doughnuts, lunch provided by SUBWAY, steak dinner, and beverages. There will also be prizes on every hole and side games. To sign up or for more information contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Andy McElrath @ 330-565-0950.

 

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers Fairy Gardens

June 7

Fairy gardens are becoming increasingly popular, perhaps because these lovely miniatures are so individual and such fun.  Get the tips for creating an enchanting container fairy garden as Master Gardener Barbara demonstrates the steps.  One lucky person will take Barbara’s creation home.  Light refreshments provided.  June 7th from 10am-noon. $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.

 

Blood Drive

June 9

Falls Home Remodeling will be sponsoring another Blood Drive Here at our office at 104 a- East Broad St. Newton Falls on June 9th from 2-6 pm. The additional Blood drive is used to replace the Blood drives that were formerly held at the Methodist Church. Please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life! Call 330-872-3257 for more info and appointments.

 

Crescent Chapter Meeting

June 9

The next meeting of Crescent Chapter No. 7 in Garrettsville will be June 9th at 7:30. This will be an election meeting.

 

Summer Youth Art at Hiram College

June 9-13

Get creative at Hiram’s Summer Youth Art. Join local art teacher Libby Frato-Sweeney and Hiram College students as they plan fun and creative arts and crafts for children ages preschool through middle school. For more information, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Vacation Bible School

June 9-13

Friendship Alliance Church Vacation Bible School will be June 9th-13th from 9am-noon. Age 4-6th Grade. Register with Jo Lengel at (440) 548-2930. IT’S FREE! Church address is Friendship Alliance Church, 19126 Ravenna Rd (SR 44) in Chagrin Falls Ohio  44023. Church phone number is 440-834-0955

 

Why Cows Need Names

June 11

The Middlefield Library is proud to host  Why Cows Need Names: and More Secrets of Amish Farms” on Wednesday, June 11, at 1:30 p.m.  Join Randy James for this special afternoon presentation  based on his recent book  Why Cows Need Names: and More Secrets of Amish Farms.  Glimpse into the lives of a young Amish family as they contemplate, start, and then struggle to establish a profitable small farm.  Dr. James served as the County Agricultural Agent in the Geauga Amish Settlement for almost 30 years.  His book will be available for purchase after the presentation.  Call 440.632.1961 to register for this must-see look into Amish and farm culture.  The Middlefield Library is located at 16167 E. High St. Middlefield, Ohio 44062.

 

Idora Park Memories

June 11

Metaphysical Insights 528 Presents Rick Shale “Idora Park Memories” http://www.phikappaphi.org/board/shale_rick.jpg on June 11th! ALL WELCOME – COME AND BRING A FRIEND. Doors open at 6:30,   Program at 7:00pm,   $5 at the door SCOPE Building, 220 West Market St, Warren, OH  44481.

 

 

Windham Carnival 

June 11-15

Held behind the Windham fire station. Games, rides and fun! Live bands Friday and Saturday night!

 

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

June 13

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry, June 13th from 4-7:30. Fish – shrimp – or combo. Chicken tenders also available. Your choice baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans & dinner roll. To go orders available. Call 330-527-2330.

 

Brick by Brick Auction

June 13

20 new kitchen and bath cabinet sets at charity auction June 13th at the Windham Hardware 3 to 18 pcs. Per set. Proceeds go to the Windham Brick By Brick Scholarship Fund. Sale at 12, bring a truck or trailer. Additional cabinets can be bought at Home Depot. McGuire website.

 

Rummage and Bake Sale

June 13-14

June 13th- 14th. 9am to 5pm at Hiram Rapids Historical Church, 6337 Allyn road corner of Allyn and Winchell. Clothing, lamps, furniture, walkers, little tykes toys, games, kitchen needs much miscellaneous. Serving hot dogs, chili dogs and sloppy Joes. Homemade baked goods. All proceeds are for our roofing fund; monetary donations accepted. Checks are to be made out to R C C A.

 

Newton Falls Schoolmates & Friends Reunion

June 14

The 95th annual reunion of the Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends will be June 14th at DiVieste’s Banquet Room, 754 North River Road in Warren. Doors will open at 9:45am for visiting, with the luncheon beginning at 11:45am. Cost is $20 per plate. 1964 will be the honored class. For more information call Mary Margaret Hildack 330-872-0075 or Merial Price 330-889-3069.

 

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

June 14

Windham Fire Department Carnival Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament will be June 14th at 2pm. Doors open at noon for cash games. Tournament will take place at Windham Fire Department. 75% payout! . For tickets or questions call Kenny Shearer 330-219-2571.

 

Book Sale

 June 14

Friends of the Burton Public Library Book Sale will be held June 14th from 9am-4pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Book sale will take place in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

 

5K Run & Walk  – Register/Donate Today

June 14

Register and Donate today! 2014 Path for Patriotism, June 14th. Register at 5krundav.wufoo.com/forms. Benefits Disabled Veterans, Eagle Scout Program for Ben Wood. Please send check or money order to: 2710 Mahan Denman Rd., Bristolville, OH 44402.

 

Chief David Oliver to Speak

June 16

Burton Public Library is proud to host Chief David Oliver, author and Brimfield, Ohio, police chief with a no-nonsense attitude and huge heart. He will talk about his book ‘No Mopes Allowed: A Small Town Police Chief Rants and Babbles about Hugs and High Fives, Meth Busts, Internet Celebrity, and Other Adventures . . .’. Oliver has appeared on TV talk shows and has over 147,000 Facebook fans. Books will be available for purchase (for $12) and signing on the night of the event.  Monday, June 16, at 6:00 p.m. Visit our website: www.burtonlibrary.org, or call (440) 834-4466 for more information.

 

Official Flag Burning Ceremony

June 21

Mantua American Legion Post 193 will hold an official flag burning ceremony on June 21st at 11 am at the Mantua Village Park. Frayed and faded American flags will be properly disposed of. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

Annual Yard Sale

June 26-28

Annual Yard Sale, June 26-28 from 9am-4pm at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd in Garrettsville. Please save your gently used items for our annual church yard sale. The van garage is available for storing the items now. We also need several volunteers to help sort & price items. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the front bulletin board for your convenience. Please pencil in the days and hours you will be able to help. Proceeds will benefit the sound room and also  defray cost of pig roast (August 23). Your donations and your help will be greatly appreciated.

 

Flea Market

June 28

The Mantua Knights of Columbus will be holding a parking lot flea market on June 28th at 11845 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua.  Rent a 10 x 10 spot for $10.00.  All are welcome!  Call for your reservation at 330-274-4982.

 

The Friends of Melana 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

June 29

The Friends of Melana Foundation is organizing the 4th Annual Friends of Melana 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk to be held on June 29th at Garrettsville Summerfest. All proceeds go towards research for children’s glioma brain cancer. Event registration can be done online at www.stopkidscancer.org. click on ‘Events.’ Registration will also take place the day of the event on the front lawn of St. Ambrose rectory on Freedom St. in Garrettsville. Come out and support a great cause. Call Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093 for more information.

 

Vacation Bible School

July 7

Portage Faith United Methodist Church “Workshop of Wonders, Imagine and Build with God”.  VBS will run the week of July 7. We begin with a light supper at 6:00 PM and conclude at 8:45 PM.  There are classes starting with 3 year olds and going up to children going into 6th grade, parents are welcome to stay for a fun Adult class with crafts and recreation.  Registration needs to be made by June 30, you can pick up forms at the church -99222 State Route 44, Mantua or call in to the office 330-274-8987 to register and get more information.  VBS and supper are free.

 

Annual Spelling Bee

July 10

The annual spelling bee, sponsored by Trumbull County Retired Teachers, will be held on July 10, at 1 p.m. at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration will begin on May 25th , and end on June 20th. Pre-registered spellers will receive free admission to the fair. To pre-register, call Denise Deltondo at 330.530.4011. Registration will also be held at the fair the day of the bee from noon to 12:45 p.m.

 

“Little Shop of Horrors”

July 11 -13; 18 & 19

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will be presenting “Little Shop of Horrors”  in the Iva Walker Auditorium located at  J.A. Garfield High School, 10235 SR 88 in Garrettsville on July 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7pm; July 13, 2014 at 2pm.  Directed by  Keith Stiver with

Musical Direction by Eric Juzkiw.

Thank you to our sponsors, Ryser Insurance, Gionino’s Pizzeria,

Ellerhorst – Russell Insurance and Kent State Geauga Campus

Tickets $10.00, Children under 12 and Seniors over 65 – $7.00 and Groups of 15 or more $5.00.

Tickets available at the door.

 

Chicken Dinner & Car Cruise

July 13

Chicken Dinner and Car Cruise will be held at SS. Edward & Lucy Parish, 16150 Center St., in Parkman on July 13th. Barbeque chicken dinner will be served from 11am-6pm. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under. Menu will include barbeque chicken, parsley potatoes, homemade coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. For more info call the church office 440-548-3812 or visit www.ssedwardlucy.com.

 

Financial Planning as You Age

July 17

Come join us for a free educational workshop where we will discuss the concerns of aging citizens and how to plan for the known and the unknown. It will feature speakers Tom Talcott and Josh Postlewaite speaking on topics such as protecting your assets from nursing facilities, avoiding probate, and important legal documents. This invigorating event will be held on July 17th at 4:30 p.m. at Coleman Adult Day Services, 6695 N. Chestnut St. Ravenna, Ohio. We do, however need you to RSVP to Coleman Adult Day Services at (330) 296-3214.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

Adventure Expeditions: The Grand Canyon of the East

July 18-20

Explore a personal connection to nature through hiking, camping, and canoeing expeditions into remote back country and remarkably beautiful natural areas. Each expedition is designed to challenge participants physically and emotionally through group discussions and journaling on topics such as self-motivation, community living, leadership, wilderness skills, and communication. This expedition will take high school students to the “Grand Canyon of the East” (PA). For information, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Save the Date

 July 20

21st Annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 20th at Troy Community Center, Welshfield, OHIO from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Contact Maryan Simsa Jenkins 330 569-7057 or msimsa@windstream.net or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732  or biltzjb@aol.com or Gary Bott 330 527-4457  or carolbott@frontier.com

 

Library Now Accepting Donations for the Annual Summer Book Sale

 July 20-Aug 2

The Friends are now accepting donations for their annual summer book sale which will take place July 30 – August 2. Bring gently used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comic books, CDs, DVDs, audio books on CD, puzzles and games for adults and children, sheet music, coffee table books, and prints to the Geauga West Library during regular library hours.  No textbooks or encyclopedias, please.  A receipt for your donation is available. Funds raised from the book sale support adult and children’s programming at the Geauga West Library.  The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.

 

Grant-In-Aid-Program

Register by Aug 4

The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school.  The deadline for completed applications is August 4.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024.

 

Dessert Extravaganza

Aug 10

Join Us on August 10th from 12:00-2:00pm at the KSU Hotel and conference center in Kent, OH for the 6th annual Dessert Extravaganza benefitting Coleman Adult Day Services. This year’s “Sunday’s Salute to Seniors” themed event is sure to keep you guessing with our silent auction and leave you satisfied with our mouthwatering desserts.

 

Did you Attend James A. Garfield?

Sept 20

Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or hbouts@yahoo.com to make your reservation.

 

 

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

 

Shalersville - Free well water monitoring will be conducted  at 3:15 P.M.,  Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Sand Hill Stable on State Route 303, just west of the 303/44  intersection. Participants are asked to arrive as close to 3:15 as possible.

Trained water monitors from Concerned Citizens Ohio will test for chemicals and salts that can show possible contamination from nearby drilling, injection wells, or pipeline leaks.

These water evaluations are not EPA certified, but they do provide a baseline in the event of contamination. CCO recommends that private water wells should be tested by an EPA certified lab, such as the Portage County Health Department, especially now that new pipeline construction threatens to pass  close to individual water wells.

How and where a water sample is taken is important. If possible, run cold water for a full ten minutes before the water reaches hot water heaters,  softeners, or other treatment. Collect the sample in a clean, large mouth glass jar (such as a mason jar)— at least two cups’ worth.  Names should be on jars.

Since  Sand Hill Stable, our new location, is a private barn, we ask participants  not to disturb any of the animals.  The barn is one of northeastern Ohio’s first examples of 100% use of renewable solar energy, and it is a privilege to be there.

While awaiting test results, Concerned Citizens Ohio coordinator Mary Greer will present an update on county efforts to improve road quality near injection wells, which receive heavy truck traffic, and an update on the monitoring water well program now being designed to alert residents who live near the injection well on Allyn Road in Hiram. the monitoring well program will be similar to the Garrettsville  program, though not as in-depth.

For further information, call Mary Greer, 330-472-8086

 

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Interested in taking a peek at aquatic critters, such as crayfish, dragonflies, water pennies, and caddisflies, which live in our local streams?  How about interacting with other individuals who share an interest in nature?  Then grab your water shoes and join the Millennium Youth Conservationists (MYC) team!  The MYC team will use kick seines, sediment sticks, pH test kits, and more to analyze the health of area streams and rivers while providing official stream data to ODNR Scenic Rivers Program.  The adventure begins in June and concludes in August in streams throughout Geauga County.  Contact Colleen Sharp with the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District by phone (440)834-1122 ext. 6 or email csharp@geaugaswcd.com for more information.

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Community EMS District to  Host Parade and Open House

Community EMS District is hosting a parade, open house and health fair on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The parade will kick off at 12:00 p.m. from the James A. Garfield High School, and travel down South Street to State Street, then conclude at the Community EMS station on Forest Street, where lunch will be served.

Many events are planned for the Open House, including a bounce house, fingerprinting by the Garrettsville Police Department and an appearance by University Hospitals MedEvac! University Hospitals will also be at the station conducting a health fair.

For those organizations interested in participating in the parade, please call (330) 527-4100 to register. All organizations are invited to help us celebrate!

 

Eagle Creek Conservation Club Annual Youth Fishing Derby

The Eagle Creek Conservation Club is pleased to announce that they will be holding their Annual Youth Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 1, 2014.  The event will take place at the Newton Falls Community Center pond located at 52 East Quarry Street in Newton Falls. The derby is a free event open to all children ages 15 and under. Registration begins at 11am and the contest will run from noon until 2pm. The event has been a local tradition for years where those who have participated in the past are now bringing their children for the experience. The fishing derby is held to help foster children’s appreciation of the outdoors and interest in fishing. Additional information is available at www.eaglecreekconservationclub.com as well as a list of other upcoming youth and community events sponsored by the club.

 

#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book

Contents of the book will include: History of the development of Main Street area of the fire, compiled memories from the public, Main Street on fire, Recovery, Rebuild. Send your info and pictures to Nelson United Methodist Church% Pam Montgomery, PO Box 210 Garrettsville, OH 44231.

 

Start Something

Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently in need of Big Brother and Big Sister Volunteers. We have boys and girls waiting in all parts of the county for someone who wants to spend time with them. Big Brothers & Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. Please call us at 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org.

 

Hiram College Nature Camps

Summer 2014

Catching crawdads! Spying on snakes! Collecting insects! Making forts! All in a day of fun and excitement for kids ages 3-14 at Hiram College Nature Camps. Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu for dates and times.

 

Schwan’s Fundraiser

The Curtains up Theatre has begun their Schwan’s food fundraiser. Just go to http://schwans.flipgive.com/f/23515    order food, which you purchase all the time and a % of your order will go to The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre.  All food is delivered to your door, no chasing around picking up your order.

 

Free Community Dinner

May 27

Free community dinner will be May 27th from 5-6pm, while supplies last at Windham American Legion, 9960 Center Street. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, Ohio.

 

Silent Auction

May 30

Maple Grove School benefit Silent Auction May 30th at the Parkman Community House. Tickets available at Graham’s Country Store or Crosscut Country Store or by calling 330-5278-0979. Tickets are $10.00 and include 20 silent auction tickets. Doors open at 4:00, drawings begin at 6:30.

 

Drive-In

May 30

Just like the 50’s drive-in – with root beer floats and carhops! May 30th from 5-7pm the Youth and Outreach Committee of Portage Faith UMC will be having a Drive-In dinner in the parking lot of Portage Faith. The menu features hamburgers, cheeseburgers, tater tots and floats with your choice of Coke, Root beer or diet; bottled water will also be available. You can eat in your car or sit at the picnic tables (weather permitting)Join the fun! Proceeds go towards Youth projects.

 

God Provides a Free Meal

May 30

God Provides a Free Meal, May 30th from 4-6pm at Nelson United Methodist Church, 9367 St. Rt. 305. Sloppy Joes, coleslaw, chips and dessert.

 

Steak Fry & Chicken Dinner

May 31

The Garrettsville Eagles will hold their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on May 31st from 4:00 to 7:30 pm. Meals include baked potato or French fries, green beans, roll and salad. Steak dinners are $12 and chicken dinners are $8. Open to the public. Boogieman band to play after from 8-11:30 pm.

 

Kid’s Family Game Party

May 31

The Windham Church of Christ, 9837 Wolf Road, Windham, is having their monthly party on May 31st from 3-5pm in the fellowship hall. Cake walk, musical chairs, and indoor and outdoor games are planned (weather permitting). Hot dogs and punch will be served.

 

Athletic Physicals

May 31

Dr. Steven Riley, Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville,  will be offering athletic physicals for the 2014-15 year. Cost is $10 and will take place on May 31st from 9am-1pm in the Middle School Gym. Call 330-527-4250 with questions. Students need to bring their physical forms and a permission slip (without a guardian).

 

Community EMS Open House & Parade

May 31

Community EMS District cordially invites members of the community to our Open House and Parade on May 31st. The parade kicks off at JAG High School promptly at Noon, ending at our station on Forest Street. After arriving at our station, refreshments will be provided! We hope to see everyone May 31st!

Book Sale

May 31

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library on May 31st from 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

 

Final Square Dance of Season

May 31

On May 31,2014. The North Bloomfield Historical Society will host, their  last Square Dance of the season. Location of the dance is at the Town Hall, at  Rt. 45 and Rt. 87. No dancing experience is necessary. The time is from 7:00–9:30pm. The admission is 5.00 per person. Light  refreshments will be served. For more information call  (330)506-3370

 

Gorge Hike 

May 31

Join professional naturalist staff from the ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, as we traverse the hemlock lined sandstone gorge and waterfalls of Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve in Columbiana County. The hike will begin at 1:00pm. Sheepskin Hollow is located at 50991 Pancake-Clarkson Rd Negley, OH  44441. No registration is required. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330)-527-5118. Special Instructions: This is a difficult hike and not recommended for small children or inexperienced hikers. Parking is along Pancake-Clarkson Rd. near the power line right of way.

 

2014 Freedom Dog Fest

June 1

June 1st, Aurora Parks & Recreation Department & Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invite you to attend the 2014 Freedom Dog Fest. All breeds welcome! Kicking off the event is the 5K Run and 1.75 Mile Mutt Strut.  Registration begins at 7:30 am.  Run Start Times: 5K – 8:30am; Mutt Strut – 9:15am.  Dogs permitted on Mutt Strut ONLY and must be leashed.  Note: course start/finish location at Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Rd., Aurora, OH  44202.  Registration Fee: $20 pre-registration before May 30; $25 day of race; $35 both races.  Register online: HMApromotions.net.  For more information, visit www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org or call Colleen, Aurora Parks & Recreation Dept Event Coordinator at 330-562-4333.

 

Danku Memorial Golf Outing 

June 6-8

Tee it up for the Danku Memorial Golf outing June 6,7 & 8 – Mineral Wells, WV. 30 openings – 1st come, 1st serve. $50 deposit by May 1st. Call Dennie Pochedly 330-527-4896

 

Church Carnival

June 7

On Saturday, June 7 from 12-3 pm the Garrettsville Church of God located at 12888 SR 88 (north of SR 305) will be holding a carnival. Bring your family and friends to an afternoon of fun! Games, activities, food, prizes and chances to win novelty baskets of all sorts!

 

5th Annual Golf Outing 

June 7

American Legion Post 459, Burton is hosting their 5th Annual Golf Outing at Pleasant Hill Golf Course in Chardon. Register by 10:30am. Shotgun start at 11am. 4 man scramble, 18 holes and prizes. Lunch & picnic buffet dinner, water, soda and beer provided. $70 per person. For presale discounted tickets or info call Bruce 440-897-2396.

 

Little Tigers 5th Annual Golf Outing

June 7

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their 5th annual golf outing at the Olde Dutch golf course in Lake Milton on June 7th. The 4-man scramble starts with an  8 a.m. shotgun with registration starting 7:00. The 4-man scramble costs $70.00 per person and will include coffee/ doughnuts, lunch provided by SUBWAY, steak dinner, and beverages. There will also be prizes on every hole and side games. To sign up or for more information contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Andy McElrath @ 330-565-0950.

 

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers Fairy Gardens

June 7

Fairy gardens are becoming increasingly popular, perhaps because these lovely miniatures are so individual and such fun.  Get the tips for creating an enchanting container fairy garden as Master Gardener Barbara demonstrates the steps.  One lucky person will take Barbara’s creation home.  Light refreshments provided.  June 7th from 10am-noon. $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.

 

Blood Drive

June 9

Falls Home Remodeling will be sponsoring another Blood Drive Here at our office at 104 a- East Broad St. Newton Falls on June 9th from 2-6 pm. The additional Blood drive is used to replace the Blood drives that were formerly held at the Methodist Church. Please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life! Call 330-872-3257 for more info and appointments.

 

Crescent Chapter Meeting

June 9

The next meeting of Crescent Chapter No. 7 in Garrettsville will be June 9th at 7:30. The May 26th meeting is cancelled because of Memorial Day.

 

Summer Youth Art at Hiram College

June 9-13

Get creative at Hiram’s Summer Youth Art. Join local art teacher Libby Frato-Sweeney and Hiram College students as they plan fun and creative arts and crafts for children ages preschool through middle school. For more information, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Vacation Bible School

June 9-13

Friendship Alliance Church Vacation Bible School will be June 9th-13th from 9am-noon. Age 4-6th Grade. Register with Jo Lengel at (440) 548-2930. IT’S FREE! Church address is Friendship Alliance Church, 19126 Ravenna Rd (SR 44) in Chagrin Falls Ohio  44023. Church phone number is 440-834-0955

 

Windham Carnival 

June 11-15

Held behind the Windham fire station. Games, rides and fun! Live bands Friday and Saturday night!

 

Brick by Brick Auction

June 13

20 new kitchen and bath cabinet sets at charity auction June 13th at the Windham Hardware 3 to 18 pcs. Per set. Proceeds go to the Windham Brick By Brick Scholarship Fund. Sale at 12, bring a truck or trailer. Additional cabinets can be bought at Home Depot. McGuire website.

 

Newton Falls Schoolmates & Friends Reunion

June 14

The 95th annual reunion of the Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends will be June 14th at DiVieste’s Banquet Room, 754 North River Road in Warren. Doors will open at 9:45am for visiting, with the luncheon beginning at 11:45am. Cost is $20 per plate. 1964 will be the honored class. For more information call Mary Margaret Hildack 330-872-0075 or Merial Price 330-889-3069.

 

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

June 14

Windham Fire Department Carnival Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament will be June 14th at 2pm. Doors open at noon for cash games. Tournament will take place at Windham Fire Department. 75% payout! . For tickets or questions call Kenny Shearer 330-219-2571.

 

Book Sale

 June 14

Friends of the Burton Public Library Book Sale will be held June 14th from 9am-4pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Book sale will take place in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

 

5K Run & Walk  – Register/Donate Today

June 14

Register and Donate today! 2014 Path for Patriotism, June 14th. Register at 5krundav.wufoo.com/forms. Benefits Disabled Veterans, Eagle Scout Program for Ben Wood. Please send check or money order to: 2710 Mahan Denman Rd., Bristolville, OH 44402.

 

Chief David Oliver to Speak

June 16

Burton Public Library is proud to host Chief David Oliver, author and Brimfield, Ohio, police chief with a no-nonsense attitude and huge heart. He will talk about his book ‘No Mopes Allowed: A Small Town Police Chief Rants and Babbles about Hugs and High Fives, Meth Busts, Internet Celebrity, and Other Adventures . . .’. Oliver has appeared on TV talk shows and has over 147,000 Facebook fans. Books will be available for purchase (for $12) and signing on the night of the event.  Monday, June 16, at 6:00 p.m. Visit our website: www.burtonlibrary.org, or call (440) 834-4466 for more information.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

The Friends of Melana 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

June 29

The Friends of Melana Foundation is organizing the 4th Annual Friends of Melana 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk to be held on June 29th at Garrettsville Summerfest. All proceeds go towards research for children’s glioma brain cancer. Event registration can be done online at www.stopkidscancer.org. click on ‘Events.’ Registration will also take place the day of the event on the front lawn of St. Ambrose rectory on Freedom St. in Garrettsville. Come out and support a great cause. Call Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093 for more information.

 

Annual Spelling Bee

July 10

The annual spelling bee, sponsored by Trumbull County Retired Teachers, will be held on July 10, at 1 p.m. at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration will begin on May 25th , and end on June 20th. Pre-registered spellers will receive free admission to the fair. To pre-register, call Denise Deltondo at 330.530.4011. Registration will also be held at the fair the day of the bee from noon to 12:45 p.m.

 

“Little Shop of Horrors”

July 11 -13; 18 & 19

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will be presenting “Little Shop of Horrors”  in the Iva Walker Auditorium located at  J.A. Garfield High School, 10235 SR 88 in Garrettsville on July 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7pm; July 13, 2014 at 2pm.  Directed by  Keith Stiver with

Musical Direction by Eric Juzkiw.

Thank you to our sponsors Ryser Insurance, Gionino’s Pizzeria,

Ellerhorst – Russell Insurance and Kent State Geauga Campus

Tickets $10.00, Children under 12 and Seniors over 65 – $7.00 and Groups of 15 or more $5.00.

Tickets available at the door.

 

Chicken Dinner & Car Cruise

July 13

Chicken Dinner and Car Cruise will be held at SS. Edward & Lucy Parish, 16150 Center St., in Parkman on July 13th. Barbeque chicken dinner will be served from 11am-6pm. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under. Menu will include barbeque chicken, parsley potatoes, homemade coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. For more info call the church office 440-548-3812 or visit www.ssedwardlucy.com.

 

Financial Planning as You Age

July 17

Come join us for a free educational workshop where we will discuss the concerns of aging citizens and how to plan for the known and the unknown. It will feature speakers Tom Talcott and Josh Postlewaite speaking on topics such as protecting your assets from nursing facilities, avoiding probate, and important legal documents. This invigorating event will be held on July 17th at 4:30 p.m. at Coleman Adult Day Services, 6695 N. Chestnut St. Ravenna, Ohio. We do, however need you to RSVP to Coleman Adult Day Services at (330) 296-3214.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

Adventure Expeditions: The Grand Canyon of the East

July 18-20

Explore a personal connection to nature through hiking, camping, and canoeing expeditions into remote back country and remarkably beautiful natural areas. Each expedition is designed to challenge participants physically and emotionally through group discussions and journaling on topics such as self-motivation, community living, leadership, wilderness skills, and communication. This expedition will take high school students to the “Grand Canyon of the East” (PA). For information, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Save the Date

 July 20

21st Annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 20th at Troy Community Center, Welshfield, OHIO from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Contact Maryan Simsa Jenkins 330 569-7057 or msimsa@windstream.net or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732  or biltzjb@aol.com or Gary Bott 330 527-4457  or carolbott@frontier.com

 

Geauga West Friends of the Library Now Accepting Donations for the Annual Summer Book Sale

 July 20-Aug 2

The spring book sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library was a great success. Thanks to everyone for their support – for donations, for volunteers, and for everyone who came to purchase books and other items. The Friends are now accepting donations for their annual summer book sale which will take place July 30 – August 2. Bring gently used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comic books, CDs, DVDs, audio books on CD, puzzles and games for adults and children, sheet music, coffee table books, and prints to the Geauga West Library during regular library hours.  No textbooks or encyclopedias, please.  A receipt for your donation is available. Funds raised from the book sale support adult and children’s programming at the Geauga West Library.  The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.

 

Grant-In-Aid-Program

Register by Aug 4

The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school.  The deadline for completed applications is August 4.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024.

 

Dessert Extravaganza

Aug 10

Join Us on August 10th from 12:00-2:00pm at the KSU Hotel and conference center in Kent, OH for the 6th annual Dessert Extravaganza benefitting Coleman Adult Day Services. This year’s “Sunday’s Salute to Seniors” themed event is sure to keep you guessing with our silent auction and leave you satisfied with our mouthwatering desserts.

 

Did you Attend James A. Garfield?

Sept 20

Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or hbouts@yahoo.com to make your reservation.

 

 

Garrettsville - The Friends of the Garrettsville Library (PCDL) met recently—May 13—to confirm the dates of the next Big Book Sale, which will be held from June 16 to June21.  Monday , June 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 will be the Preview Event for Friends members ( to pick up hot titles on their must-read lists).  The public can rush in to get the juicy remainders on Tuesday from 11:00 to 7:00, Wednesday from 10:00 to 6:00, Thursday—closed, Friday from 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturday from 9:00 to noon.  It all gets packed away on Saturday from noon to 5:00 and goes to that Big Bookseller in the Sky.  If you are a member of the Friends, feel free to come in and volunteer, get scheduled for this regular fund-raiser.  If you’re not a member, feel free to sign up now.  The more, themerrier.

Friends of the Library T-shirts will be available this summer, for regular patrons of the library—and shouldn’t we all be—and especially for the participants in the popular summer programs.  The theme for these programs will be : “FIZZ ** BOOM  **READ” !!!  Sounds like a science focus.  Come see.  Check them out.

There are still Friends cookbooks available; they make great gifts and remembrances for family members and cooks of all sorts.  The May garden-themed raffle is winding down (You can still get in on the chances) but a new one for October will be organized around fall reading.  And, just in case you’ve missed it, there is a continuous book sale going on at the library so no one has to wait all year for the Big Book Sale.  Bargains galore!

The Friends of the Garrettsville Library (PCDL) will have their next regular meeting on August 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the library.   Good cause…short meetings…what’s not to like?

 

384

#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book

Contents of the book will include: History of the development of Main Street area of the fire, compiled memories from the public, Main Street on fire, Recovery, Rebuild. Send your info and pictures to Nelson United Methodist Church% Pam Montgomery, PO Box 210 Garrettsville, OH 44231.

 

Start Something

Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently in need of Big Brother and Big Sister Volunteers. We have boys and girls waiting in all parts of the county for someone who wants to spend time with them. Big Brothers & Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. Please call us at 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org.

 

Hiram College Nature Camps

Summer 2014

Catching crawdads! Spying on snakes! Collecting insects! Making forts! All in a day of fun and excitement for kids ages 3-14 at Hiram College Nature Camps. Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu for dates and times.

 

Schwan’s Fundraiser

The Curtains up Theatre has begun their Schwan’s food fundraiser. Just go to http://schwans.flipgive.com/f/23515    order food, which you purchase all the time and a % of your order will go to The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre.  All food is delivered to your door, no chasing around picking up your order.

 

Magic in the Woods: Dragons Breath & the Disappearing Creek

May 23

A trek in search of the unusual magical plant material that grows in the magnificent old growth forest of the Hiram College Field Station. An actual demonstration of the “magic” will take place at the fire circle next to the disappearing creek. Meet at the field station (5:00-7:00pm). Hiking fee: FREE for members of Friends of the Field Station ($8 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.

 

Nelson’s Huge Garage Sale

May 23-26

Come one, come all to the annual 10,000 sq. ft. garage sale under the tents at 8488 St. Rt. 305 on Memorial Day weekend. There are hundreds of items to choose from. There will be a food concession stand on the premises. Come and browse, make some purchases to benefit yourself and help develop Pixley Park in the process. Open May 23-25 from 9-8 and May 26th from 9-3. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Silent Auction

May 24

Silent Auction at ThornCreek Winery and Gardens in Aurora on May 24th from 2-4PM.  Portage Faith United Methodist Church is holding a silent auction at ThornCreek Winery and Gardens in Aurora. You can view the items and details on our Facebook page (Portage Faith Church) or contact the church office #330-274-8987 – email: pfumcoffice@gmail.com for full list. Items will be available for viewing and bidding May 19-22 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Portage Faith UMC, 9922 SR 44, Mantua.  All proceeds will benefit missions of the United Methodist Church.

 

Rivers Casino Fundraiser 

May 24

Windham High School Softball Fundraiser to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, PA will be May 24th. Bus leaves from Windham High School at 2pm and will return by 11pm. $40 per ticket, $20 free game play, $5 food voucher, 50/50 and door prizes. Must have driver’s license to receive free game play. Please contact Dawn Kilgore 216-406-0019.

 

Observatory Open

May 24

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open to the public on May 24th  from 9-11PM. Visitors will view planet Mars, the M13 star cluster in Hercules, and (possibly) Saturn as it puts in an appearance late. Cloudy skies cancel the event! 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. 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 near the Post Office, a short distance east of the observatory.

 

Community Center at Mantua Center

May 27

Come with a friend or make some new ones.  The cafeteria wing of the old Mantua Center School (Center Rd just north of SR82) is open from 9:00 to about 3:00 every Tuesday for socializing and a variety of activities.  We bring food to share for potluck lunch, served about noon.  Cards and various board games are available. The Community Center has begun re-opening at 5:00 for a potluck supper at 5:30.  Anyone is welcome to come, but if you are someone who eats way too many meals alone you are especially invited.  Men and women, single, widowed, or divorced, come share a meal at the Center.

 

Football & Cheerleading Sign Ups

May 24

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding signups for football and cheerleading on May 24th  at the Community center stone pavilion. The signups will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The signups are for children 6 yrs. old to 12 yrs. old as of July 31st. Please bring a copy of child’s birth certificate for the league. The cost is $ 60.00 registration fee with $20.00 volunteer fee. For information please contact Angie Wilcox 330-872-7027 or for cheerleading Carrie Byrd @ 330- 301-6131.

 

James A. Garfield PTO Pick Your Price Rummage Sale

May 24

Saturday May 24th from 9am – 3pm the James A Garfield Intermediate School PTO invites you to come shop our annual rummage sale filled with great items donated by  local residents  — and more! For more information or to volunteer call Heather at 440.548.5930. All proceeds will benefit the Garfield PTO. Remaining items will be donated to the Salvation Army.

 

Rib Burn Off

May 24 & 25

May 24 and 25 from 12:00 to 8:00 at Century Village Museum in Burton. Rain or Shine! Bring YOUR party to OUR party! Several Rib Vendors including Blazin’ Bills and Eli’s Ribs – Craft show – Classic Cars. Pony Rides and Hobby Train Rides for the kids. Live Music sponsored by Preston Superstore in Burton: Saturday: 2 to 4 – Fletch & Catch, 4 to 6 Geauga Highlanders, 6 to 8 Ted Riser Band. Sunday 2 to 4 2Guys12 Strings, 4 to 6 Blue Lunch. Free Admission and Free Parking.  Geauga County Historical Society.

 

Library Closed Memorial Day

 May 26

All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on May 26th in observance of Memorial Day. They will resume normal operating hours on May 27th.

 

Memorial Day Service

May 26

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Post will be hosting their Memorial Day Service at the Burton Village Gazebo on May 26th, followed by an open house at the Legion Home on Goodwin Street. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

 

Veteran’s Memorial Dedication

May 26

A dedication of the newly constructed Veteran’s Memorial will be held “on the green” at Mantua Center at noon on May 26th. The short program will follow the regular Memorial Day observance at West Lawn Cemetery at 11am.

 

Nelson Township Memorial Day Service

May 26

Nelson Township will honor our Veterans with a Memorial Day Service on May 26 at 10AM. The service being held at Nelson Square will include the American Legion Honor Guard, presentation of the flag and tribute to the men and women that have served our country.

 

Geauga Consumer Connection

May 27

The 2014 Geauga Consumer Connection is May 27th from 4pm to 7:30 pm in the Sisters of Notre Dame Education Center Auditorium located at 13000 Auburn Road – north of SR-87.  It’s a free event for the whole family; there will be businesses to check out, owners to meet and talk to, food, food samples, entertainment, show specials, door prizes, Chinese raffle, free gift bags to the first 400 people! This Annual Event is hosted by Chesterland, Middlefield and Chardon Area Chambers of Commerce. Would you like to be a vendor? Contact Chesterland Chamber 440-729-7297. Come out for spring and see what Geauga merchants have to offer.

 

Silent Auction

May 30

Maple Grove School benefit Silent Auction May 30th at the Parkman Community House. Tickets available at Graham’s Country Store or Crosscut Country Store or by calling 330-5278-0979. Tickets are $10.00 and include 20 silent auction tickets. Doors open at 4:00, drawings begin at 6:30.

 

Drive-In

May 30

Just like the 50’s drive-in – with root beer floats and carhops! May 30th from 5-7pm the Youth and Outreach Committee of Portage Faith UMC will be having a Drive-In dinner in the parking lot of Portage Faith. The menu features hamburgers, cheeseburgers, tater tots and floats with your choice of Coke, Root beer or diet; bottled water will also be available. You can eat in your car or sit at the picnic tables (weather permitting)Join the fun! Proceeds go towards Youth projects.

 

Kid’s Family Game Party

May 31

The Windham Church of Christ, 9837 Wolf Road, Windham, is having their monthly party on May 31st from 3-5pm in the fellowship hall. Cake walk, musical chairs, and indoor and outdoor games are planned (weather permitting). Hot dogs and punch will be served.

 

Athletic Physicals

May 31

Dr. Steven Riley, Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville,  will be offering athletic physicals for the 2014-15 year. Cost is $10 and will take place on May 31st from 9am-1pm in the Middle School Gym. Call 330-527-4250 with questions. Students need to bring their physical forms and a permission slip (without a guardian).

 

Community EMS Open House & Parade

May 31

Community EMS District cordially invites members of the community to our Open House and Parade on May 31st. The parade kicks off at JAG High School promptly at Noon, ending at our station on Forest Street. After arriving at our station, refreshments will be provided! We hope to see everyone May 31st!

 

Book Sale

May 31

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library on May 31st from 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

 

Gorge Hike 

May 31

Join professional naturalist staff from the ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, as we traverse the hemlock lined sandstone gorge and waterfalls of Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve in Columbiana County. The hike will begin at 1:00pm. Sheepskin Hollow is located at 50991 Pancake-Clarkson Rd Negley, OH  44441. No registration is required. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330)-527-5118. Special Instructions: This is a difficult hike and not recommended for small children or inexperienced hikers. Parking is along Pancake-Clarkson Rd. near the power line right of way.

 

2014 Freedom Dog Fest

June 1

June 1st, Aurora Parks & Recreation Department & Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invite you to attend the 2014 Freedom Dog Fest. All breeds welcome! Kicking off the event is the 5K Run and 1.75 Mile Mutt Strut.  Registration begins at 7:30 am.  Run Start Times: 5K – 8:30am; Mutt Strut – 9:15am.  Dogs permitted on Mutt Strut ONLY and must be leashed.  Note: course start/finish location at Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Rd., Aurora, OH  44202.  Registration Fee: $20 pre-registration before May 30; $25 day of race; $35 both races.  Register online: HMApromotions.net.  For more information, visit www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org or call Colleen, Aurora Parks & Recreation Dept Event Coordinator at 330-562-4333.

 

Danku Memorial Golf Outing 

June 6-8

Tee it up for the Danku Memorial Golf outing June 6,7 & 8 – Mineral Wells, WV. 30 openings – 1st come, 1st serve. $50 deposit by May 1st. Call Dennie Pochedly 330-527-4896

 

5th Annual Golf Outing 

June 7

American Legion Post 459, Burton is hosting their 5th Annual Golf Outing at Pleasant Hill Golf Course in Chardon. Register by 10:30am. Shotgun start at 11am. 4 man scramble, 18 holes and prizes. Lunch & picnic buffet dinner, water, soda and beer provided. $70 per person. For presale discounted tickets or info call Bruce 440-897-2396.

 

Little Tigers 5th Annual Golf Outing

June 7

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their 5th annual golf outing at the Olde Dutch golf course in Lake Milton on June 7th. The 4-man scramble starts with an  8 a.m. shotgun with registration starting 7:00. The 4-man scramble costs $70.00 per person and will include coffee/ doughnuts, lunch provided by SUBWAY, steak dinner, and beverages. There will also be prizes on every hole and side games. To sign up or for more information contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Andy McElrath @ 330-565-0950.

 

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers Fairy Gardens

June 7

Fairy gardens are becoming increasingly popular, perhaps because these lovely miniatures are so individual and such fun.  Get the tips for creating an enchanting container fairy garden as Master Gardener Barbara demonstrates the steps.  One lucky person will take Barbara’s creation home.  Light refreshments provided.  June 7th from 10am-noon. $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.

 

Blood Drive

June 9

Falls Home Remodeling will be sponsoring another Blood Drive Here at our office at 104 a- East Broad St. Newton Falls on June 9th from 2-6 pm. The additional Blood drive is used to replace the Blood drives that were formerly held at the Methodist Church. Please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life! Call 330-872-3257 for more info and appointments.

Crescent Chapter Meeting

June 9

The next meeting of Crescent Chapter No. 7 in Garrettsville will be June 9th at 7:30. The May 26th meeting is cancelled because of Memorial Day.

 

Summer Youth Art at Hiram College

June 9-13

Get creative at Hiram’s Summer Youth Art. Join local art teacher Libby Frato-Sweeney and Hiram College students as they plan fun and creative arts and crafts for children ages preschool through middle school. For more information, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Vacation Bible School

June 9-13

Friendship Alliance Church Vacation Bible School will be June 9th-13th from 9am-noon. Age 4-6th Grade. Register with Jo Lengel at (440) 548-2930. IT’S FREE! Church address is Friendship Alliance Church, 19126 Ravenna Rd (SR 44) in Chagrin Falls Ohio  44023. Church phone number is 440-834-0955

 

Brick by Brick Auction

June 13

20 new kitchen and bath cabinet sets at charity auction June 13th at the Windham Hardware 3 to 18 pcs. Per set. Proceeds go to the Windham Brick By Brick Scholarship Fund. Sale at 12, bring a truck or trailer. Additional cabinets can be bought at Home Depot. McGuire website.

 

Newton Falls Schoolmates & Friends Reunion

June 14

The 95th annual reunion of the Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends will be June 14th at DiVieste’s Banquet Room, 754 North River Road in Warren. Doors will open at 9:45am for visiting, with the luncheon beginning at 11:45am. Cost is $20 per plate. 1964 will be the honored class. For more information call Mary Margaret Hildack 330-872-0075 or Merial Price 330-889-3069.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

The Friends of Melana 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

June 29

The Friends of Melana Foundation is organizing the 4th Annual Friends of Melana 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk to be held on June 29th at Garrettsville Summerfest. All proceeds go towards research for children’s glioma brain cancer. Event registration can be done online at www.stopkidscancer.org. click on ‘Events.’ Registration will also take place the day of the event on the front lawn of St. Ambrose rectory on Freedom St. in Garrettsville. Come out and support a great cause. Call Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093 for more information.

 

Annual Spelling Bee

July 10

The annual spelling bee, sponsored by Trumbull County Retired Teachers, will be held on July 10, at 1 p.m. at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration will begin on May 25th , and end on June 20th. Pre-registered spellers will receive free admission to the fair. To pre-register, call Denise Deltondo at 330.530.4011. Registration will also be held at the fair the day of the bee from noon to 12:45 p.m.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

Adventure Expeditions: The Grand Canyon of the East

July 18-20

Explore a personal connection to nature through hiking, camping, and canoeing expeditions into remote back country and remarkably beautiful natural areas. Each expedition is designed to challenge participants physically and emotionally through group discussions and journaling on topics such as self-motivation, community living, leadership, wilderness skills, and communication. This expedition will take high school students to the “Grand Canyon of the East” (PA). For information, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Save the Date

 July 20

21st Annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 20th at Troy Community Center, Welshfield, OHIO from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Contact Maryan Simsa Jenkins 330 569-7057 or msimsa@windstream.net or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732  or biltzjb@aol.com or Gary Bott 330 527-4457  or carolbott@frontier.com

 

Geauga West Friends of the Library Now Accepting Donations for the Annual Summer Book Sale

 July 20-Aug 2

The spring book sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library was a great success. Thanks to everyone for their support – for donations, for volunteers, and for everyone who came to purchase books and other items. The Friends are now accepting donations for their annual summer book sale which will take place July 30 – August 2. Bring gently used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comic books, CDs, DVDs, audio books on CD, puzzles and games for adults and children, sheet music, coffee table books, and prints to the Geauga West Library during regular library hours.  No textbooks or encyclopedias, please.  A receipt for your donation is available. Funds raised from the book sale support adult and children’s programming at the Geauga West Library.  The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.

 

Did you Attend James A. Garfield?

Sept 20

Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or hbouts@yahoo.com to make your reservation.

 

 

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Women’s Getaway Weekend at Camp Whitewood

All women 18 and older are welcome to attend a women’s getaway weekend at Camp Whitewood in Windsor, Ohio June 6-8th.

Dr. Seuss is this year’s theme with lots of fun-filled activities.  Come to relax and meet new friends.  There will be a tour of Amish stores on Friday, classes in stained glass and  glass etching, making biscotti and other crafts.  We offer boating, riflery, hiking, massages, and a campfire along with many surprises and time to enjoy the lovely surroundings.

Fee of $110 for the weekend covers meals, snacks, lodging and most activities or $40 to sample camp for Saturday only.  Don your favorite Dr. Seuss attire and join us.

Contact Terry Gatrell 330-222-2747  tlgatrell2957@frontier.com for more information.

 

Eagle Creek Conservation Club Youth Fishing Education Program

The Eagle Creek Conservation Club is presenting a free fishing clinic for all boys and girls ages 4 to 15 on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:30am to 2pm. The program is aimed at teaching the basic fishing techniques needed to help kids get the most enjoyment out of their time spent on the water. The class is broken up into four segments, each lasting approximately 20 minutes. Anyone wishing to attend the event MUST PRE-REGISTER by June 14th, 2014. Spaces for this event are limited, so get your reservation made as soon as possible. The class will take place at the Eagle Creek Conservation Club, 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio, 44430. Doors open at 9:30am and the program will begin at 10am. Lunch will be provided for all attendees after class. After lunch everyone will have the chance to enjoy some time fishing in beautiful Eagle Creek located directly behind the club. Registration can be made by contacting Billie Ambrose, Event Coordinator, at (330) 638-7222, email at info@eaglecreekconservationclub.com, or by mailing your name, address, phone number, and age to:

Billie Ambrose – Eagle Creek CC

P.O. Box 263

Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

Keep up to date on all of our youth and community programs and events by going to our website (www.eaglecreekconservationclub.com), checking out our Facebook page, or by following us on Twitter @EagleCreek_CC.

 

Red Shield Pantry – Ravenna

1st Weds of the Month

South Portage Red Shield Pantry will be opened the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11am-1pm. Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 251 West Spruce Ave., Ravenna. Please bring photo ID and your own bags to carry food. For more info call 330-296-7371.

 

#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book

Contents of the book will include: History of the development of Main Street area of the fire, compiled memories from the public, Main Street on fire, Recovery, Rebuild. Send your info and pictures to Nelson United Methodist Church% Pam Montgomery, PO Box 210 Garrettsville, OH 44231.

 

Schwan’s Fundraiser

The Curtains up Theatre has begun their Schwan’s food fundraiser. Just go to http://schwans.flipgive.com/f/23515    order food, which you purchase all the time and a % of your order will go to The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre.  All food is delivered to your door, no chasing around picking up your order.

 

 

Rummage Sale

May 15-17

Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road will be having their Rummage Sale May 15, 16 & 17. Hours are 9 to 4 Thursday and Friday, and 9 to Noon on Saturday. If you need any other information, please feel free to call the Church Office and 440-636-5504 anytime.

 

Geranium Sale

May 16

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Geranium sale on May 16th at the corner of Broad St. and Milton Blvd. This fundraiser benefits our local projects, including monthly donations to the food-in-backpacks program and the junior Olympics.  We offer the same price as last year, $3.40 per plant. Pre-orders are welcome and appreciated.  Buy 6 or more and we’ll deliver locally.  (330) 872-3854.

 

Annual Plant Sale

May 16 & 17

Grassroots Community Gardeners 11th Annual Plant Sale will be May 16 from 10am–5pm or May 17 from 10am–2pm at Nelson Community House on the Circle. Perennials, Annuals, Herbs & More, Starting at just $1. If you need to make room, dig up a few of your plants and bring them along. We’ll be glad to find them good homes. All proceeds benefit the beautification of local community gardens.

 

Upper Cuyahoga River Spring Hikes 

May 17

In conjunction with the Friends of the Crooked River’s, River Day event, ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves will be hosting hikes in two preserves along the Upper Cuyahoga River. The hikes will include Mantua Bog State Nature Preserve and Tummonds Scenic River Preserve at the following times:  Mantua Bog – 11:00 am and Tummonds – 1:30 pm. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330)-527-5118. Special instructions: The Mantua Bog hike will begin at the intersection of Peck and Mennonite Rds. East of the Buchert Memorial Park in Mantua, Ohio. Visitors are requested to park at the Buchert Memorial Park located on East High St. and walk the Portage Park District Headwaters Trail east to Peck Rd. to begin the hike. Water resistant footwear is recommended. The Tummonds Scenic River Preserve hike will begin at the Glacial Esker Trail parking area located at the Mantua Village water treatment plant at Line St. and Mats Rd. in Mantua, OH.

 

Annual Plant Sale

May 17

The Silver Creek Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale on May 17th from 9- 4 at the home of Linda Klamer at 8127 Garfield Dr., Garrettsville, Oh.  This is our annual fund raiser which is used towards the purchase of the flowering baskets and planters in downtown Garrettsville. This year we will be donating 10% of our sales to the Garrettsville Strong Fund.

 

Benefit Concert

May 17

Benefit Concert, Art & Craft Silent Auction to aid merchant and their employees affected by the fire. Concert by Gail Mangeri, local Christian singer and songwriter will be May 17th from 6:30-9pm, doors open at 6pm. No fee, by donation only. Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave. For questions or donations call Maureen at 330-527-4674.

 

Bluegrass Junction 

May 17

Join us at Bluegrass Junction for this season’s last night of great bluegrass music! The show will be held from 7-11 p.m. on May 17th, at the Shalersville Town Hall, located on S.R. 44 at S.R. 303.  Doors open at 6 p.m. The event will feature three bands Coney Carver & the Rainbow Valley Boys, Highway 57, and Matt Efaw & RFD. The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. We hope to see you all there and will see you again next fall!  For more information, call 330-325-7867.

 

GFN Firefighter Association Benefit

May 17

Come support the honored Firefighters May 17th at 4pm at The Silver Crik Saloon, 8124 Main Street, Garrettsville. Live music hosted by Arrowhead. Food – door prizes – raffles. Tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit Garrettsville Freedom Nelson Firefighter Association.

 

Community Garage Sale

May 17

Vendors are needed for Community Garage Sale at American Legion Hall on Goodwin Street in Burton Ohio on May 17th from 8am-1pm. Contact Mike Karlinsky 440-286-1202.

 

Rolling Thunder

May 18

Hambden Congregational Church will be welcoming Rolling Thunder on May 18th @ 10:00 am for a Patriotic service that will honor all our Veterans, past & present. All are welcome and invited to attend. Motorcycles will meet in Chardon square at 9:30 am and will depart at 9:45 am for a short ride to the church. The service will be followed by a bike blessing and picnic at Hambden Township Park. The Church is located at 13840 GAR Hwy., Hambden Township. For more information call Dorothy: 440-286-4655.

 

Pancakes in the Park! Rain or Shine! 

May 18

Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invites you on May 18th, to a delicious all you can eat pancake breakfast at Sunny Lake Park (885 Mennonite Rd. Aurora 44202 – boathouse pavilion) from 9am to 11am.  Let our team of volunteers cook you breakfast (pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee) while you enjoy the scenic view or a take 2 mile walk/jog around Sunny Lake.  Cost:  $6 adults, $4 kids 3-10 yrs., under 4 yrs. free!   Dog walkers welcome!

 

Monday Breakfast

May 19

Post 674 will host the last Monday Breakfast on May 19th. Just a big Thank You to all that has joined us those Monday mornings. Watch for our reopening in Sept.

 

Free Meatloaf Dinner

May 20

Free meatloaf dinner will be held May 20th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. everyone is invited to have a free meal and fellowship with us. Meal will include meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cookies and a drink. This meal will be held at Covenant Bible Fellowship, 8146 High Street, Garrettsville. If anyone should have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 330.527.4205. We look forward to serving you!!

 

Dine and Donate

May 20

Crestwood High School baseball is teaming up with Mantua Corners Bar & Grille to raise money for baseball field upgrades.  On May 20, from 6-9 p.m. you can attend an all you can eat dinner at Mantua Corners Bar & Grille located at 11697 State Route 44 in Mantua, OH.  The menu includes all you can eat wings (traditional and boneless), pizza, pasta, salad, soda, water and coffee.  There will also be some discounted beer prices.  The cost is $15/person in advance of the event and $17/person at the door.  For an in advance ticket please contact John Bakalar at (330) 274-2214 ext. 403.  Please come and join us for the fun!

 

Community Center at Mantua Center

May 20, 27

Come with a friend or make some new ones.  The cafeteria wing of the old Mantua Center School (Center Rd just north of SR82) is open from 9:00 to about 3:00 every Tuesday except election days for socializing and a variety of activities.  A watercolor group meets at 9:30.  There’s a picture puzzle or maybe two in progress.  There’s usually someone who available to advise on quilting, knitting, or crochet projects.  We bring food to share for potluck lunch, served about noon.  Cards and various board games are available. The Community Center has begun re-opening at 5:00 for a potluck supper at 5:30.  Anyone is welcome to come, but if you are someone who eats way too many meals alone you are especially invited.  Men and women, single, widowed, or divorced, come share a meal at the Center.

 

Home Cooked Supper 

May 21

The next Home Cooked Supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, Ohio will be held from 5 to 6:30 pm on May  21st.  The meal will feature: chicken bake, Haluska (cabbage and noodles) or mashed potatoes, vegetable,  super salad, rolls & dessert. Cost $7 for adults; $5 for kids 10 and under. Carry out available. This will be the last dinner until September.

 

Rummage Sale, Chinese Auction, Bake Sale

 May 22-24

Rummage Sale, Chinese Auction and Bake Sale will be held at Christ Covenant Church, Rte.  87, Middlefield on May 22nd and 23rd from 9 – 7:00, and May 24th from 9-3:00. Funds raised will benefit Charity Children’s Ministries. Now accepting donations  (440) 632-9510.

 

Let The Sun Shine In 

May 23

Fundraiser for Crooked River Alliance of TimeBanks at Museum. $20. 5:30 to 7:30 on May 23. Enjoy live music, advanced preview of new exhibit, “Fun in the Summertime,” featuring relics from Ohio amusement parks, park-themed refreshments, beer or wine included with ticket purchase. 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction. Musical guests Hal Walker, voted “Best Musician” 2010 and 2011 by Scene Magazine, and local guitarist Brad Bolton. http://crookedriver.timebanks.org/page/fundraiser-tickets.

 

Football & Cheerleading Sign Ups

May 24

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding signups for football and cheerleading on May 24th  at the Community center stone pavilion. The signups will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The signups are for children 6 yrs. old to 12 yrs. old as of July 31st. Please bring a copy of child’s birth certificate for the league. The cost is $ 60.00 registration fee with $20.00 volunteer fee. For information please contact Angie Wilcox 330-872-7027 or for cheerleading Carrie Byrd @ 330- 301-6131.

 

James A. Garfield PTO Pick Your Price Rummage Sale

May 24

Saturday May 24th from 9am – 3pm the James A Garfield Intermediate School PTO invites you to come shop our annual rummage sale filled with great items donated by  local residents  — and more! For more information or to volunteer call Heather at 440.548.5930. All proceeds will benefit the Garfield PTO. Remaining items will be donated to the Salvation Army.

 

Rib Burn Off

May 24 & 25

May 24 and 25 from 12:00 to 8:00 at Century Village Museum in Burton. Rain or Shine! Bring YOUR party to OUR party! Several Rib Vendors including Blazin’ Bills and Eli’s Ribs – Craft show – Classic Cars. Pony Rides and Hobby Train Rides for the kids. Live Music sponsored by Preston Superstore in Burton: Saturday: 2 to 4 – Fletch & Catch, 4 to 6 Geauga Highlanders, 6 to 8 Ted Riser Band. Sunday 2 to 4 2Guys12 Strings, 4 to 6 Blue Lunch. Free Admission and Free Parking.  Geauga County Historical Society.

 

Spelling Bee Pre-Registration

May 25

The annual spelling bee, sponsored by Trumbull County Retired Teachers, will be held on July 10th at 1 p.m. at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration will begin on May 25, and end on June 20th. Pre-registered spellers will receive free admission to the fair. To pre-register, call Denise Deltondo at 330.530.4011. Registration will also be held at the fair the day of the bee from noon to 12:45 p.m. Submitted by Roselyn Gadd

 

Library Closed Memorial Day

 May 26

All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on May 26th in observance of Memorial Day. They will resume normal operating hours on May 27th. For information about library programs and services, visit Portage County District Library online atwww.portagelibrary.org. Find us on Facebook. Follow us on Pinterest.

 

Memorial Day Service

May 26

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Post will be hosting their Memorial Day Service at the Burton Village Gazebo on May 26th, followed by an open house at the Legion Home on Goodwin Street. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

 

Geauga Consumer Connection

May 27

The 2014 Geauga Consumer Connection is May 27th from 4pm to 7:30 pm in the Sisters of Notre Dame Education Center Auditorium located at 13000 Auburn Road – north of SR-87.  It’s a free event for the whole family; there will be businesses to check out, owners to meet and talk to, food, food samples, entertainment, show specials, door prizes, Chinese raffle, free gift bags to the first 400 people! This Annual Event is hosted by Chesterland, Middlefield and Chardon Area Chambers of Commerce. Would you like to be a vendor? Contact Chesterland Chamber 440-729-7297. Come out for spring and see what Geauga merchants have to offer.

 

Silent Auction

May 30

Maple Grove School benefit Silent Auction May 30th at the Parkman Community House. Tickets available at Graham’s Country Store or Crosscut Country Store or by calling 330-5278-0979. Tickets are $10.00 and include 20 silent auction tickets. Doors open at 4:00, drawings begin at 6:30.

 

Community EMS Open House & Parade

May 31

Community EMS District cordially invites members of the community to our Open House and Parade on May 31st. The parade kicks off at JAG High School promptly at Noon, ending at our station on Forest Street. After arriving at our station, refreshments will be provided! We hope to see everyone May 31st!

 

Book Sale

May 31

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library on May 31st from 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

 

Gorge Hike 

May 31

Join professional naturalist staff from the ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, as we traverse the hemlock lined sandstone gorge and waterfalls of Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve in Columbiana County. The hike will begin at 1:00pm. Sheepskin Hollow is located at 50991 Pancake-Clarkson Rd Negley, OH  44441. No registration is required. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330)-527-5118. Special Instructions: This is a difficult hike and not recommended for small children or inexperienced hikers. Parking is along Pancake-Clarkson Rd. near the power line right of way.

 

2014 Freedom Dog Fest

June 1

June 1st, Aurora Parks & Recreation Department & Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invite you to attend the 2014 Freedom Dog Fest. All breeds welcome! Kicking off the event is the 5K Run and 1.75 Mile Mutt Strut.  Registration begins at 7:30 am.  Run Start Times: 5K – 8:30am; Mutt Strut – 9:15am.  Dogs permitted on Mutt Strut ONLY and must be leashed.  Note: course start/finish location at Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Rd., Aurora, OH  44202.  Registration Fee: $20 pre-registration before May 30; $25 day of race; $35 both races.  Register online: HMApromotions.net.  For more information, visit www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org or call Colleen, Aurora Parks & Recreation Depart Event Coordinator at 330-562-4333.

 

Danku Memorial Golf Outing 

June 6-8

Tee it up for the Danku Memorial Golf outing June 6,7 & 8 – Mineral Wells, WV. 30 openings – 1st come, 1st serve. $50 deposit by May 1st. Call Dennie Pochedly 330-527-4896

 

5th Annual Golf Outing 

June 7

American Legion Post 459, Burton is hosting their 5th Annual Golf Outing at Pleasant Hill Golf Course in Chardon. Register by 10:30am. Shotgun start at 11am. 4 man scramble, 18 holes and prizes. Lunch & picnic buffet dinner, water, soda and beer provided. $70 per person. For presale discounted tickets or info call Bruce 440-897-2396.

 

Little Tigers 5th Annual Golf Outing

June 7

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their 5th annual golf outing at the Olde Dutch golf course in Lake Milton on June 7th. The 4-man scramble starts with an  8 a.m. shotgun with registration starting 7:00. The 4-man scramble costs $70.00 per person and will include coffee/ doughnuts, lunch provided by SUBWAY, steak dinner, and beverages. There will also be prizes on every hole and side games. To sign up or for more information contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Andy McElrath @ 330-565-0950.

 

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers Fairy Gardens

June 7

Fairy gardens are becoming increasingly popular, perhaps because these lovely miniatures are so individual and such fun.  Get the tips for creating an enchanting container fairy garden as Master Gardener Barbara demonstrates the steps.  One lucky person will take Barbara’s creation home.  Light refreshments provided.  June 7th from 10am-noon. $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.

 

Blood Drive

June 9

Falls Home Remodeling will be sponsoring another Blood Drive Here at our office at 104 a- East Broad St. Newton Falls on June 9th from 2-6 pm. The additional Blood drive is used to replace the Blood drives that were formerly held at the Methodist Church. Please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life! Call 330-872-3257 for more info and appointments.

 

Brick by Brick Auction

June 13

20 new kitchen and bath cabinet sets at charity auction June 13th at the Windham Hardware 3 to 18 pcs. Per set. Proceeds go to the Windham Brick By Brick Scholarship Fund. Sale at 12, bring a truck or trailer. Additional cabinets can be bought at Home Depot. McGuire website.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

The Friends of Melana 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

June 29

The Friends of Melana Foundation is organizing the 4th Annual Friends of Melana 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk to be held on June 29th at Garrettsville Summerfest. All proceeds go towards research for children’s glioma brain cancer. Event registration can be done online at www.stopkidscancer.org. click on ‘Events.’ Registration will also take place the day of the event on the front lawn of St. Ambrose rectory on Freedom St. in Garrettsville. Come out and support a great cause. Call Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093 for more information.

 

Annual Spelling Bee

July 10

The annual spelling bee, sponsored by Trumbull County Retired Teachers, will be held on July 10, at 1 p.m. at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration will begin on May 25th , and end on June 20th. Pre-registered spellers will receive free admission to the fair. To pre-register, call Denise Deltondo at 330.530.4011. Registration will also be held at the fair the day of the bee from noon to 12:45 p.m.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

Save the Date

 July 20

21st Annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 20th at Troy Community Center, Welshfield, OHIO from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Contact Maryan Simsa Jenkins 330 569-7057 or msimsa@windstream.net or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732  or biltzjb@aol.com or Gary Bott 330 527-4457  or carolbott@frontier.com

 

Geauga West Friends of the Library Now Accepting Donations for the Annual Summer Book Sale

 July 20-Aug 2

The spring book sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library was a great success. Thanks to everyone for their support – for donations, for volunteers, and for everyone who came to purchase books and other items. The Friends are now accepting donations for their annual summer book sale which will take place July 30 – August 2. Bring gently used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comic books, CDs, DVDs, audio books on CD, puzzles and games for adults and children, sheet music, coffee table books, and prints to the Geauga West Library during regular library hours.  No textbooks or encyclopedias, please.  A receipt for your donation is available. Funds raised from the book sale support adult and children’s programming at the Geauga West Library.  The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.

 

 

 

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A new sponsor will lead the Mantua Farmer’s Market this year.  The Women’s Guild of Christ Lutheran Church of Mantua has undertaken the market as a fundraiser for their Handicapped Entrance Project.  The Plant Sale to begin the year will be held at Christ Lutheran Church at 10827 North Main Street (St. Rt. 44), Mantua  on May 24, 2014 from 9am – 1pm.  Locally grown herbs and vegetables from Christy and flowers from Denise will be offered.  Other vendors with different items will also attend.  The regular Mantua Farmer’s Market season will be held on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm beginning on July 12 and ending on September 27th.  Interested vendors can call Diane at 330-274-2868 for more information.

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Monday Breakfast

Mondays

American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, serving from 7:30-11am at 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost is $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Cost includes coffee and juice. Takeout is available. For more info call 330-326-3188

 

Red Shield Pantry – Ravenna

1st Weds of the Month

South Portage Red Shield Pantry will be opened the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11am-1pm. Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 251 West Spruce Ave., Ravenna. Please bring photo ID and your own bags to carry food. For more info call 330-296-7371.

 

#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book

Contents of the book will include: History of the development of Main Street area of the fire, compiled memories from the public, Main Street on fire, Recovery, Rebuild. Send your info and pictures to Nelson United Methodist Church% Pam Montgomery, PO Box 210 Garrettsville, OH 44231.

 

Schwan’s Fundraiser

The Curtains up Theatre has begun their Schwan’s food fundraiser. Just go to http://schwans.flipgive.com/f/23515    order food, which you purchase all the time and a % of your order will go to The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre.  All food is delivered to your door, no chasing around picking up your order.

 

Secret Garden: Moore, Draime Estate Gardens

May 9

This beautiful garden in Howland is operated by Kent State University and is closed to the public. A wide variety of plants are found in the well planned perennial garden, the formal English and Italian gardens, conifer collection, and walled vegetable and water gardens. The grounds  also contain a unique sculpture collection by Caroline Stacey and others. Directions will be provided upon registration. Fee: $12 for members of the Friends of the Field Station ($15 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.

 

Fish Fry

May 9

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry held the 2nd Friday of each month from 4-7:30pm. Fish, shrimp or chicken dinners, also served as combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330

 

Newton Falls Plant Exchange- It’s Spring in the Falls!

May 10

Join us on May 10th from 9 AM until Noon at Newton Falls Park to meet with other gardeners and to trade plants.  Just bring at least 6 plants to trade (more are always welcome).  Fancy pots are not required; any old box or bag will do.  In addition to the plants, a band will provide live music so bring a lawn chair and relax. There will be a few vendors and Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County will be there with some adoptable pets as well.  The event takes place at JC Pavilion on Center Street at the City Park.  Call Susan with any questions at 330-718-3469 or look us up on Facebook at Newton Falls Plant Exchange.

 

Mother’s Day Plant Sale

May 10

Get your mother’s day plants. Saturday May 10th the Garfield High School Baseball Team will be holding it’s annual Plant Sale sponsored by the JAG All Sports Boosters. Stop by Rite Aid parking lot from 9am-5pm and buy Mom a beautiful hanging basket, a flat of annuals or vegtable plants for her garden. All plants provided by Pochedly’s Greenhouse.

 

The Perennial Gardeners of Chesterland Plant Sale 

May 10

The Perennial Gardeners’ Annual Plant Sale is the day before Mother’s Day from 8am-2pm at the Town Hall in Chesterland, 12701 Chillicothe Rd., just North of Mayfield Rd.  How perfect! Pick up a plant for Mother’s Day while making your own selections.  Expect common favorites and the unusual, many cared for in the home gardens of club members.  Plants galore, including perennials, annuals, shrubs, herbs and lush hanging baskets.  The proceeds of this event sustain ongoing community projects.  The Perennial Gardeners meet at 7 P.M. at West Geauga Middle School, the fourth Wednesday of the month.  Membership is open to those living in the West Geauga Local School District.  For information call Linda at 440-338-8644.

 

Yearly Plant Sale

May 10

Yearly Plant Sale will be May 10th at the Portage County SWCD Office, 6970 SR88 from 9:00 AM to 2:00PM. Offering variety of: Culinary Herbs, Native Plants, Vegetables, Perennials (Sun & Shade) and a Limited selection of shrubs and trees. The plant sale is a no-charge event.  Hope you will join us

 

Spring Thaw Comedy Showcase

May 10

Free admission for the Main Street fire businesses!  Come and share some laughter.  On Saturday, May 10 at 7pm the Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre  group will play host to their Spring Thaw Comedy Showcase fundraiser.  This event will take place at Slim n Jumbo’s with 10% of ticket sales going to benefit the People Tree fund for the business owners displaced by the fire on Main Street back in March. The cost is $10.00 at the door.

Pancake Breakfast

May 10

Boy Scout Troop 4065, chartered by the Nelson United Methodist Church, is holding a Pancake Breakfast on May 10th from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Nelson Community House on the circle.  Suggested donations for the all-you-can-eat pancakes are $6 for adults, $4 for children 6-10 and free for 5 and under.  There will also be a bake sale and cut flower sale just in time for Mother’s Day!  The breakfast is being held to raise funds for the troop.  The troop consists of scouts from Nelson, Garrettsville, Freedom, Mantua, Ravenna and Streetsboro.  Hope to see you there!

 

Let’s Go Fly a Kite…..

May 10

Gather your friends and family (and your kites) and come out to Overlook Park (State Route 168 in Parkman) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a time to reconnect with the simple things in life. This marks the 14th Annual Kite Festival hosted by the Parkman Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites.  There will be a Make It –Take It Workshop, demonstrations by OSEK, Kite Sprint Races (for all ages), a variety of kites available for sale, as well as a concession stand with refreshments for sale.  If you have any questions about this activity, please contact Sandie at (440) 632-3473 or Sandy at (440) 548-5740.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

May 10

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Paxton will be May 10th at Happy Day School, 2500 Brady Lake Rd in Ravenna, from 3-7 pm. This dinner will help raise money for a handicap-accessible van and other medical needs. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, rolls, dessert and drink. Cost is $10 per person. T shirt sale, Chinese auction and 50/40 raffle – winner need not be present.

 

Football & Cheerleading Sign Ups

May 10 & 24

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding signups for football and cheerleading on May 10th and 24th  at the Community center stone pavilion. The signups will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The signups are for children 6 yrs. old to 12 yrs. old as of July 31st. Please bring a copy of child’s birth certificate for the league. The cost is $ 60.00 registration fee with $20.00 volunteer fee. For information please contact Angie Wilcox 330-872-7027 or for cheerleading Carrie Byrd @ 330- 301-6131.

 

Community Center at Mantua Center

May 13, 20, 27

Come with a friend or make some new ones.  The cafeteria wing of the old Mantua Center School (Center Rd just north of SR82) is open from 9:00 to about 3:00 every Tuesday except election days for socializing and a variety of activities.  A watercolor group meets at 9:30.  There’s a picture puzzle or maybe two in progress.  There’s usually someone who available to advise on quilting, knitting, or crochet projects.  We bring food to share for potluck lunch, served about noon.  Cards and various board games are available. The Community Center has begun re-opening at 5:00 for a potluck supper at 5:30.  Anyone is welcome to come, but if you are someone who eats way too many meals alone you are especially invited.  Men and women, single, widowed, or divorced, come share a meal at the Center.

 

Monthly Meeting 

May 15

The retires of Local 2243 U.S.W.A. Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10) will have their regular monthly meeting on May 15th at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren, Ohio.

 

Rummage Sale

May 15-17

Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road will be having their Rummage Sale May 15, 16 & 17. Hours are 9 to 4 Thursday and Friday, and 9 to Noon on Saturday. If you need any other information, please feel free to call the Church Office and 440-636-5504 anytime.

 

Geranium Sale

May 16

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Geranium sale on May 16th at the corner of Broad St. and Milton Blvd. This fundraiser benefits our local projects, including monthly donations to the food-in-backpacks program and the junior Olympics.  We offer the same price as last year, $3.40 per plant. Pre-orders are welcome and appreciated.  Buy 6 or more and we’ll deliver locally.  (330) 872-3854.

 

Annual Plant Sale

May 16 & 17

Grassroots Community Gardeners 11th Annual Plant Sale will be May 16 from 10am–5pm or May 17 from 10am–2pm at Nelson Community House on the Circle. Perennials, Annuals, Herbs & More, Starting at just $1. If you need to make room, dig up a few of your plants and bring them along. We’ll be glad to find them good homes. All proceeds benefit the beautification of local community gardens.

 

Community Garage Sale

May 17

Vendors are needed for Community Garage Sale at American Legion Hall on Goodwin Street in Burton Ohio on May 17th from 8am-1pm. Contact Mike Karlinsky 440-286-1202.

 

Upper Cuyahoga River Spring Hikes 

May 17

In conjunction with the Friends of the Crooked River’s, River Day event, ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves will be hosting hikes in two preserves along the Upper Cuyahoga River. The hikes will include Mantua Bog State Nature Preserve and Tummonds Scenic River Preserve at the following times:  Mantua Bog – 11:00 am and Tummonds – 1:30 pm. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330)-527-5118. Special instructions: The Mantua Bog hike will begin at the intersection of Peck and Mennonite Rds. East of the Buchert Memorial Park in Mantua, Ohio. Visitors are requested to park at the Buchert Memorial Park located on East High St. and walk the Portage Park District Headwaters Trail east to Peck Rd. to begin the hike. Water resistant footwear is recommended. The Tummonds Scenic River Preserve hike will begin at the Glacial Esker Trail parking area located at the Mantua Village water treatment plant at Line St. and Mats Rd. in Mantua, OH.

 

Annual Plant Sale

May 17

The Silver Creek Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale on May 17th from 9- 4 at the home of Linda Klamer at 8127 Garfield Dr., Garrettsville, Oh.  This is our annual fund raiser which is used towards the purchase of the flowering baskets and planters in downtown Garrettsville. This year we will be donating 10% of our sales to the Garrettsville Strong Fund.

 

Benefit Concert

May 17

Benefit Concert, Art & Craft Silent Auction to aid merchant and their employees affected by the fire. Concert by Gail Mangeri, local Christian singer and songwriter will be May 17th from 6:30-9pm, doors open at 6pm. No fee, by donation only. Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave. For questions or donations call Maureen at 330-527-4674.

 

Pancakes in the Park! Rain or Shine! 

May 18

Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invites you on May 18th, to a delicious all you can eat pancake breakfast at Sunny Lake Park (885 Mennonite Rd. Aurora 44202 – boathouse pavilion) from 9am to 11am.  Let our team of volunteers cook you breakfast (pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee) while you enjoy the scenic view or a take 2 mile walk/jog around Sunny Lake.  Cost:  $6 adults, $4 kids 3-10 yrs., under 4 yrs. free!   Dog walkers welcome!

 

Monday Breakfast

May 19

Post 674 will host the last Monday Breakfast on May 19th. Just a big Thank You to all that has joined us those Monday mornings. Watch for our reopening in Sept.

 

Dine and Donate

May 20

Crestwood High School baseball is teaming up with Mantua Corners Bar & Grille to raise money for baseball field upgrades.  On May 20, from 6-9 p.m. you can attend an all you can eat dinner at Mantua Corners Bar & Grille located at 11697 State Route 44 in Mantua, OH.  The menu includes all you can eat wings (traditional and boneless), pizza, pasta, salad, soda, water and coffee.  There will also be some discounted beer prices.  The cost is $15/person in advance of the event and $17/person at the door.  For an in advance ticket please contact John Bakalar at (330) 274-2214 ext. 403.  Please come and join us for the fun!

 

Home Cooked Supper 

May 21

The next Home Cooked Supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, Ohio will be held from 5 to 6:30 pm on May  21st.  The meal will feature: chicken bake, Haluska (cabbage and noodles) or mashed potatoes, vegetable,  super salad, rolls & dessert. Cost $7 for adults; $5 for kids 10 and under. Carry out available. This will be the last dinner until September.

 

James A. Garfield PTO Pick Your Price Rummage Sale

May 24

Saturday May 24th from 9am – 3pm the James A Garfield Intermediate School PTO invites you to come shop our annual rummage sale filled with great items donated from local residents and more! For more information or to volunteer call Heather at 440.548.5930. All proceeds will benefit the Garfield PTO. Remaining items will be donated to the Salvation Army.

 

Rib Burn Off

May 24 & 25

May 24 and 25 from 12:00 to 8:00 at Century Village Museum in Burton. Rain or shine! Bring YOUR party to OUR party! Several Rib Vendors including Blazin’ Bills and Eli’s Ribs – Craft Show – Classic Cars. Pony Rides and Hobby Train Ride for the kids. Live Music sponsored by Preston Superstore in Burton: Saturday:  2 to 4 – Fletch & The Catch, 4 to 6 – Geauga Highlanders,   6 to 8 – Ted Riser Band. Sunday:2 to 4 – 2Men12 Strings, 4 to 6 – Blue Lunch. Free Admission and Free Parking Geauga County Historical Society

 

Memorial Day Service

May 26

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Post will be hosting their Memorial Day Service at the Burton Village Gazebo on May 26th, followed by an open house at the Legion Home on Goodwin Street. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

 

Geauga Consumer Connection

May 27

The 2014 Geauga Consumer Connection is May 27th from 4pm to 7:30 pm in the Sisters of Notre Dame Education Center Auditorium located at 13000 Auburn Road – north of SR-87.  It’s a free event for the whole family; there will be businesses to check out, owners to meet and talk to, food, food samples, entertainment, show specials, door prizes, Chinese raffle, free gift bags to the first 400 people! This Annual Event is hosted by Chesterland, Middlefield and Chardon Area Chambers of Commerce. Would you like to be a vendor? Contact Chesterland Chamber 440-729-7297. Come out for spring and see what Geauga merchants have to offer.

 

Gorge Hike 

May 31

Join professional naturalist staff from the ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, as we traverse the hemlock lined sandstone gorge and waterfalls of Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve in Columbiana County. The hike will begin at 1:00pm. Sheepskin Hollow is located at 50991 Pancake-Clarkson Rd Negley, OH  44441. No registration is required. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330)-527-5118. Special Instructions: This is a difficult hike and not recommended for small children or inexperienced hikers. Parking is along Pancake Clarkson Rd. near the power line right of way.

 

2014 Freedom Dog Fest

June 1

June 1st, Aurora Parks & Recreation Department & Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invite you to attend the 2014 Freedom Dog Fest. All breeds welcome! Kicking off the event is the 5K Run and 1.75 Mile Mutt Strut.  Registration begins at 7:30 am.  Run Start Times: 5K – 8:30am; Mutt Strut – 9:15am.  Dogs permitted on Mutt Strut ONLY and must be leashed.  Note: course start/finish location at Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Rd., Aurora, OH  44202.  Registration Fee: $20 pre-registration before May 30; $25 day of race; $35 both races.  Register online: HMApromotions.net.  For more information, visit www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org or call Colleen, Aurora Parks & Recreation Depart Event Coordinator at 330-562-4333.

 

Danku Memorial Gold Outing 

June 6-8

Tee it up for the Danku Memorial Golf outing June 6,7 & 8 – Mineral Wells, WV. 30 openings – 1st come, 1st serve. $50 deposit by May 1st. Call Dennie Pochedly 330-527-4896

 

5th Annual Golf Outing 

June 7

American Legion Post 459, Burton is hosting their 5th Annual Golf Outing at Pleasant Hill Golf Course in Chardon. Register by 10:30am. Shotgun start at 11am. 4 man scramble, 18 holes and prizes. Lunch & picnic buffet dinner, water, soda and beer provided. $70 per person. For presale discounted tickets or info call Bruce 440-897-2396.

 

Little Tigers 5th Annual Golf Outing

June 7

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their 5th annual golf outing at the Olde Dutch golf course in Lake Milton on June 7th. The 4-man scramble starts with an  8 a.m. shotgun with registration starting 7:00. The 4-man scramble costs $70.00 per person and will include coffee/ doughnuts, lunch provided by SUBWAY, steak dinner, and beverages. There will also be prizes on every hole and side games. To sign up or for more information contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Andy McElrath @ 330-565-0950.

 

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers Fairy Gardens

June 7

Fairy gardens are becoming increasingly popular, perhaps because these lovely miniatures are so individual and such fun.  Get the tips for creating an enchanting container fairy garden as Master Gardener Barbara demonstrates the steps.  One lucky person will take Barbara’s creation home.  Light refreshments provided.  June 7th from 10am-noon. $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

The Friends of Melana 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

June 29

The Friends of Melana Foundation is organizing the 4th Annual Friends of Melana 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk to be held on June 29th at Garrettsville Summerfest. All proceeds go towards research for children’s glioma brain cancer. Event registration can be done online at www.stopkidscancer.org. click on ‘Events.’ Registration will also take place the day of the event on the front lawn of St. Ambrose rectory on Freedom St. in Garrettsville. Come out and support a great cause. Call Norm Fashing at 330-527-8093 for more information.

 

Annual Spelling Bee

July 10

The annual spelling bee, sponsored by Trumbull County Retired Teachers, will be held on July 10, at 1 p.m. at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration will begin on May 25th , and end on June 20th. Pre-registered spellers will receive free admission to the fair. To pre-register, call Denise Deltondo at 330.530.4011. Registration will also be held at the fair the day of the bee from noon to 12:45 p.m.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

Save the Date

 July 20

21st Annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 20th at Troy Community Center, Welshfield, OHIO from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Contact Maryan Simsa Jenkins 330 569-7057 or msimsa@windstream.net or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732  or biltzjb@aol.com or Gary Bott 330 527-4457  or carolbott@frontier.com

 

Geauga West Friends of the Library Now Accepting Donations for the Annual Summer Book Sale

 July 20-Aug 2

The spring book sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library was a great success. Thanks to everyone for their support – for donations, for volunteers, and for everyone who came to purchase books and other items. The Friends are now accepting donations for their annual summer book sale which will take place July 30 – August 2. Bring gently used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comic books, CDs, DVDs, audio books on CD, puzzles and games for adults and children, sheet music, coffee table books, and prints to the Geauga West Library during regular library hours.  No textbooks or encyclopedias, please.  A receipt for your donation is available. Funds raised from the book sale support adult and children’s programming at the Geauga West Library.  The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.

 

 

 

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Monday Breakfast

Mondays

American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, serving from 7:30-11am at 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost is $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Cost includes coffee and juice. Takeout is available. For more info call 330-326-3188

 

Red Shield Pantry – Ravenna

1st Weds of the Month

South Portage Red Shield Pantry will be opened the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11am-1pm. Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 251 West Spruce Ave., Ravenna. Please bring photo ID and your own bags to carry food. For more info call 330-296-7371.

 

#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book

Contents of the book will include: History of the development of Main Street area of the fire, compiled memories from the public, Main Street on fire, Recovery, Rebuild. Send your info and pictures to Nelson United Methodist Church% Pam Montgomery, PO Box 210 Garrettsville, OH 44231.

 

Schwan’s Fundraiser

The Curtains up Theatre has begun their Schwan’s food fundraiser. Just go to http://schwans.flipgive.com/f/23515    order food, which you purchase all the time and a % of your order will go to The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre.  All food is delivered to your door, no chasing around picking up your order.

 

Community Center at Mantua Center           

May 13

Every Tuesday except election days the gymnasium wing of the Old Center School is open starting at 9:30am as a community center.  Coffee, tea, a jigsaw puzzle, and folks to talk with are always available, as are a selection of old fashioned board games and playing cards.  A watercolor group meets at 9:30; all welcome, bring your own supplies.  Several of those in charge are quilters who are willing to help newbies, and usually there’s someone who could help with knitting or crochet.  At noon we share a potluck lunch, and usually our ‘luck’ has been excellent.  Other special programs will be announced from time to time.  Free and open to all.

 

Rummage Sale

May 1-3

Mark your calendar for the Rummage sale at Mayfield United Methodist Church, 7747 Mayfield Road in Chesterland, May 1 – 3. The hours are Thursday (9 am – 4 pm), Friday (9 am – 7 pm) and Saturday – Bag Day (9am – noon). The sale has something for everyone.  All proceeds are for missions.

 

Soup Supper

May 2

The American Legion Soup Supper will be May 2nd at the Mantua Village Park Lodge at 6pm. Open to public. Features several homemade soups, salads, desserts and a hot dog/sausage bar all or $7.

 

 

Rummage Sale

May 2 & 3

The Nelson United Methodist Church is having their rummage sale May 2nd from 9-5 and May 3rd from 9-noon. All clothing for sale, bag day both days! Delicious bakery.

 

Drive 4 UR School

May 3

Support Crestwood Bands! Take a free test-drive and Ford Motor Company will donate up to $6,000 to your school. Event will be May 3rd from 10-4 at Kepich Ford in Garrettsville.

 

Spring Wildflower Hike

May 3

Join professional naturalist staff from the ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, as we identify well over 70 species of Spring wildflowers at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve. We’ll see a wide diversity of flowers of all shapes and sizes including, Wake Robin, Squirrel Corn and Virginia Bluebells. The hike will begin at 10:00 am on May 3rd in the parking lot. Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve is located at 11027 Hopkins Rd. Garrettsville, OH. This is a free hike and registration is not required. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330)-527-5118.

 

Wildflower Lollapalooza & Wine Fest

May 3

Discover the amazing display of wildflowers along the trails of the Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve near Garrettsville from 3:00-5:00pm. Following our exploration of the forest we will retire to the nearby Candlelight Winery for a little sip of the grape. Meet at the Eagle Creek preserve 2 miles northeast of Garrettsville on Center St, and 1 mile south on Hopkins Rd. Hiking fee: $5 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($8 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.

 

Two for the Parks? Yes!

May 4

Call, email or talk to friends, neighbors, family members or colleagues and remind them to Vote Parks, Yes! Then, hit the trail and bring all of your friends to the Headwaters trail from 2:00-5:00pm. Walk, bike or run any part of the trail from Mantua, Hiram and Garrettsville. Refreshments will be provided at each of these locations along the trail. For more information, please contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Windham Fire Memorial Car Wash/ Bake Sale / Silent Auction

May 3

We are raising funds to add two names  to our Memorial Stone — Ernie Bradley and Lenny Polichena.   May 3rd at 10:30 -1pm. The Windham Fire cadets will be doing a car wash: $6 for cars  $8 for trucks. Windham Fire Sirens  Auxiliary will be holding the Bake sale and silent auction. Tickets for Silent Auction will be $1 each or 7 for $5 — Drawing will be at 1 pm.  If you would like to donate baked goods or Silent Auction Items, you can drop them off at Windham Fire Station or Call JoAnn 330-979-3935for  pick up. Any donations by check can be made out to Windham Fire. Thank you for your support.

 

Parents Without Partners

May 3

In celebrations of the chapter’s 40th year, Portage County Chapter #600 Parents Without Partners members invite non-members, former members and alumni to join them for their anniversary-themed dance on May 3rd from 7:30-11:30 at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Avenue in Tallmadge. If you are interested please call Warrine 330-322-9559 for more information.

 

Nelson Township Clean-up

May 3 &4

Nelson Township will be having the Township clean-up on Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4th. The hours of operation will be 9:00 am to 4 pm both days. Location will be behind the Nelson Community House. There will be a limit of 6 tires per household and unlimited batteries, electronics, and appliances. The item that will not be accepted are paint, oil, gasoline, hazardous chemicals, yard debris, shingles, concrete items and railroad ties. Please be prepared to show ID as proof of residency.

 

Elvis by Kelvis

May 4

An afternoon with Elvis by Kelvis (Elvis impersonator Kevin Hupka) May 4th at 3pm, Shalersville Township Hall. Admission $10.00. For info and tickets contact June 330-274-0547 or Carol 330-626-3636.

 

Blood Drive

May 5

Falls Home Remodeling is sponsoring a blood drive on May 5th from 2-6pm. Falls Home Remodeling is located at 104 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, Ohio. Call 330-872-3257 for more info.

Community Center Closed

May 6

No Community Center at Mantua Center this week due to elections.  Come and vote, and check next week’s Villager for announcement of activities on May 13.

 

Secret Garden: Moore, Draime Estate Gardens

May 9

This beautiful garden in Howland is operated by Kent State University and is closed to the public. A wide variety of plants are found in the well planned perennial garden, the formal English and Italian gardens, conifer collection, and walled vegetable and water gardens. The grounds  also contain a unique sculpture collection by Caroline Stacey and others. Directions will be provided upon registration. Fee: $12 for members of the Friends of the Field Station ($15 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.

 

Fish Fry

May 9

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry held the 2nd Friday of each month from 4-7:30pm. Fish, shrimp or chicken dinners, also served as combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330

 

Newton Falls Plant Exchange- It’s Spring in the Falls!

May 10

Join us on May 10th from 9 AM until Noon at Newton Falls Park to meet with other gardeners and to trade plants.  Just bring at least 6 plants to trade (more are always welcome).  Fancy pots are not required; any old box or bag will do.  In addition to the plants, a band will provide live music so bring a lawn chair and relax. There will be a few vendors and Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County will be there with some adoptable pets as well.  The event takes place at JC Pavilion on Center Street at the City Park.  Call Susan with any questions at 330-718-3469 or look us up on Facebook at Newton Falls Plant Exchange.

 

Mother’s Day Plant Sale

May 10

Get your mother’s day plants. Saturday May 10th the Garfield High School Baseball Team will be holding it’s annual Plant Sale sponsored by the JAG All Sports Boosters. Stop by Rite Aid parking lot from 9am-5pm and buy Mom a beautiful hanging basket, a flat of annuals or vegtable plants for her garden. All plants provided by Pochedly’s Greenhouse.

 

The Perennial Gardeners of Chesterland Plant Sale 

May 10

The Perennial Gardeners’ Annual Plant Sale is the day before Mother’s Day from 8am-2pm at the Town Hall in Chesterland, 12701 Chillicothe Rd., just North of Mayfield Rd.  How perfect! Pick up a plant for Mother’s Day while making your own selections.  Expect common favorites and the unusual, many cared for in the home gardens of club members.  Plants galore, including perennials, annuals, shrubs, herbs and lush hanging baskets.  The proceeds of this event sustain ongoing community projects.  The Perennial Gardeners meet at 7 P.M. at West Geauga Middle School, the fourth Wednesday of the month.  Membership is open to those living in the West Geauga Local School District.  For information call Linda at 440-338-8644.

 

Yearly Plant Sale

May 10

Yearly Plant Sale will be May 10th at the Portage County SWCD Office, 6970 SR88 from 9:00 AM to 2:00PM. Offering variety of: Culinary Herbs, Native Plants, Vegetables, Perennials (Sun & Shade) and a Limited selection of shrubs and trees. The plant sale is a no-charge event.  Hope you will join us

 

Spring Thaw Comedy Showcase

May 10

Free admission for the Main Street fire businesses!  Come and share some laughter.  On Saturday, May 10 at 7pm the Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre  group will play host to their Spring Thaw Comedy Showcase fundraiser.  This event will take place at Slim n Jumbo’s with 10% of ticket sales going to benefit the People Tree fund for the business owners displaced by the fire on Main Street back in March. The cost is $10.00 at the door.

 

Pancake Breakfast

May 10

Boy Scout Troop 4065, chartered by the Nelson United Methodist Church, is holding a Pancake Breakfast on May 10th from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Nelson Community House on the circle.  Suggested donations for the all-you-can-eat pancakes are $6 for adults, $4 for children 6-10 and free for 5 and under.  There will also be a bake sale and cut flower sale just in time for Mother’s Day!  The breakfast is being held to raise funds for the troop.  The troop consists of scouts from Nelson, Garrettsville, Freedom, Mantua, Ravenna and Streetsboro.  Hope to see you there!

 

Let’s Go Fly a Kite…..

May 10

Gather your friends and family (and your kites) and come out to Overlook Park (State Route 168 in Parkman) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a time to reconnect with the simple things in life. This marks the 14th Annual Kite Festival hosted by the Parkman Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites.  There will be a Make It –Take It Workshop, demonstrations by OSEK, Kite Sprint Races (for all ages), a variety of kites available for sale, as well as a concession stand with refreshments for sale.  If you have any questions about this activity, please contact Sandie at (440) 632-3473 or Sandy at (440) 548-5740.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

May 10

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Paxton will be May 10th at Happy Day School, 2500 Brady Lake Rd in Ravenna, from 3-7 pm. This dinner will help raise money for a handicap-accessible van and other medical needs. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, rolls, dessert and drink. Cost is $10 per person. T shirt sale, Chinese auction and 50/40 raffle – winner need not be present.

 

Football & Cheerleading Sign Ups

May 10 & 24

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding signups for football and cheerleading on May 10th and 24th  at the Community center stone pavilion. The signups will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The signups are for children 6 yrs. old to 12 yrs. old as of July 31st. Please bring a copy of child’s birth certificate for the league. The cost is $ 60.00 registration fee with $20.00 volunteer fee. For information please contact Angie Wilcox 330-872-7027 or for cheerleading Carrie Byrd @ 330- 301-6131.

 

Annual Plant Sale

May 16 & 17

Grassroots Community Gardeners 11th Annual Plant Sale will be May 16 from 10am–5pm or May 17 from 10am–2pm at Nelson Community House on the Circle. Perennials, Annuals, Herbs & More, Starting at just $1. If you need to make room, dig up a few of your plants and bring them along. We’ll be glad to find them good homes. All proceeds benefit the beautification of local community gardens.

 

Community Garage Sale

May 17

Vendors are needed for Community Garage Sale at American Legion Hall on Goodwin Street in Burton Ohio on May 17th from 8am-1pm. Contact Mike Karlinsky 440-286-1202.

 

Upper Cuyahoga River Spring Hikes 

May 17

In conjunction with the Friends of the Crooked River’s, River Day event, ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves will be hosting hikes in two preserves along the Upper Cuyahoga River. The hikes will include Mantua Bog State Nature Preserve and Tummonds Scenic River Preserve at the following times:  Mantua Bog – 11:00 am and Tummonds – 1:30 pm. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330)-527-5118. Special instructions: The Mantua Bog hike will begin at the intersection of Peck and Mennonite Rds. East of the Buchert Memorial Park in Mantua, Ohio. Visitors are requested to park at the Buchert Memorial Park located on East High St. and walk the Portage Park District Headwaters Trail east to Peck Rd. to begin the hike. Water resistant footwear is recommended. The Tummonds Scenic River Preserve hike will begin at the Glacial Esker Trail parking area located at the Mantua Village water treatment plant at Line St. and Mats Rd. in Mantua, OH.

 

James A. Garfield PTO Pick Your Price Rummage Sale

May 24

Saturday May 24th from 9am – 3pm the James A Garfield Intermediate School PTO invites you to come shop our annual rummage sale filled with great items donated from local residents and more! For more information or to volunteer call Heather at 440.548.5930. All proceeds will benefit the Garfield PTO. Remaining items will be donated to the Salvation Army.

 

Memorial Day Service

May 26

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Post will be hosting their Memorial Day Service at the Burton Village Gazebo on May 26th, followed by an open house at the Legion Home on Goodwin Street. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

 

Geauga Consumer Connection

May 27

The 2014 Geauga Consumer Connection is May 27th from 4pm to 7:30 pm in the Sisters of Notre Dame Education Center Auditorium located at 13000 Auburn Road – north of SR-87.  It’s a free event for the whole family; there will be businesses to check out, owners to meet and talk to, food, food samples, entertainment, show specials, door prizes, Chinese raffle, free gift bags to the first 400 people! This Annual Event is hosted by Chesterland, Middlefield and Chardon Area Chambers of Commerce. Would you like to be a vendor? Contact Chesterland Chamber 440-729-7297. Come out for spring and see what Geauga merchants have to offer.

 

Gorge Hike 

May 31

Join professional naturalist staff from the ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, as we traverse the hemlock lined sandstone gorge and waterfalls of Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve in Columbiana County. The hike will begin at 1:00pm. Sheepskin Hollow is located at 50991 Pancake-Clarkson Rd Negley, OH  44441. No registration is required. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330)-527-5118. Special Instructions: This is a difficult hike and not recommended for small children or inexperienced hikers. Parking is along Pancake Clarkson Rd. near the power line right of way.

 

 

 

Danku Memorial Gold Outing 

June 6-8

Tee it up for the Danku Memorial Golf outing June 6,7 & 8 – Mineral Wells, WV. 30 openings – 1st come, 1st serve. $50 deposit by May 1st. Call Dennie Pochedly 330-527-4896

 

5th Annual Golf Outing 

June 7

American Legion Post 459, Burton is hosting their 5th Annual Golf Outing at Pleasant Hill Golf Course in Chardon. Register by 10:30am. Shotgun start at 11am. 4 man scramble, 18 holes and prizes. Lunch & picnic buffet dinner, water, soda and beer provided. $70 per person. For presale discounted tickets or info call Bruce 440-897-2396.

 

Little Tigers 5th Annual Golf Outing

June 7

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their 5th annual golf outing at the Olde Dutch golf course in Lake Milton on June 7th. The 4-man scramble starts with an  8 a.m. shotgun with registration starting 7:00. The 4-man scramble costs $70.00 per person and will include coffee/ doughnuts, lunch provided by SUBWAY, steak dinner, and beverages. There will also be prizes on every hole and side games. To sign up or for more information contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Andy McElrath @ 330-565-0950.

 

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers Fairy Gardens

June 7

Fairy gardens are becoming increasingly popular, perhaps because these lovely miniatures are so individual and such fun.  Get the tips for creating an enchanting container fairy garden as Master Gardener Barbara demonstrates the steps.  One lucky person will take Barbara’s creation home.  Light refreshments provided.  June 7th from 10am-noon. $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

Annual Spelling Bee

July 10

The annual spelling bee, sponsored by Trumbull County Retired Teachers, will be held on July 10, at 1 p.m. at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration will begin on May 25th , and end on June 20th. Pre-registered spellers will receive free admission to the fair. To pre-register, call Denise Deltondo at 330.530.4011. Registration will also be held at the fair the day of the bee from noon to 12:45 p.m.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

Save the Date

 July 20

21st Annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 20th at Troy Community Center, Welshfield, OHIO from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Contact Maryan Simsa Jenkins 330 569-7057 or msimsa@windstream.net or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732  or biltzjb@aol.com or Gary Bott 330 527-4457  or carolbott@frontier.com

 

Geauga West Friends of the Library Now Accepting Donations for the Annual Summer Book Sale

 July 20-Aug 2

The spring book sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library was a great success. Thanks to everyone for their support – for donations, for volunteers, and for everyone who came to purchase books and other items. The Friends are now accepting donations for their annual summer book sale which will take place July 30 – August 2. Bring gently used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comic books, CDs, DVDs, audio books on CD, puzzles and games for adults and children, sheet music, coffee table books, and prints to the Geauga West Library during regular library hours.  No textbooks or encyclopedias, please.  A receipt for your donation is available. Funds raised from the book sale support adult and children’s programming at the Geauga West Library.  The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.

 

 

 

Garrettsville - Eagle Scout candidate Ryan Pawlus has elected to build a peace garden  near the Peace Pole at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church (which sponsors his troop, 4262) and he is seeking support from individuals and groups to purchase the engraved bricks which will  be used to create the walkway leading to the garden.  Each of the bricks is available  for $50.  The project is slated to begin in April, 2014, and be completed by June, 2014.

Forms for the message to be printed on your brick are available from Ryan(9894 St. Rte 700, Mantua, OH  44255; jpawlus26@gmail.com) or at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church.  Checks should be made payable to : GUMC-Eagle Project.

A representation of the design plan is on display at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church, Park Av.,  Garrettsville OH.

hattiebooksMantua -  On Sunday, May 4, from 1 – 3p.m. Son of Hattie and Richard Larlham, Richard Charles Larlham will be reading from and signing copies of his new book, “The Old Man and Me.” This book details the entertaining tales of his childhood growing up on a farm in rural Ohio during the “Golden Years.”

Susan Busch, mother of a child with Deletion 22q. 11 syndrome and friend of Hattie Larlham, will be signing and reading from her book, “Yearning for Normal.” This heartfelt memoir follows the journey she and her son took pushing through the struggle of his disease towards hope.

Their inspiring books and copies of “Up Syndrome” by Megan Abner and “Dear Children” by Hattie Larlham will all be available for purchase ($5 – $20).

Hattie Larlham will also be showcasing its many agencies and departments at the open house. Take tours of the facility, enjoy yummy Hattie’s Café treats, and interact with Hattie’s individuals and staff. You’ll have the opportunity to explore Hattie’s different agencies, seek job opportunities, and walk away with amazing Mothers’ Day and Father’s Day gifts.

All are welcome as this event is open to the public.

For more information, visit: http://share.hattielarlham.org/hattie-larlham-hosts-open-house-and-book-signing/

Photo: nickshamhart.com

Photo: nickshamhart.com

Ravenna – Nick Shamhart will be speaking at Reed Memorial Library on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. as the final program of the library’s Local Authors Series.

Nick Shamhart’s writing ranges from romantic comedy to thriller. He is the author of the theologically- and psychologically-driven series based on the afterlife called the Balance Books, and the romantic comedy, The Knight’s Wife. Nick’s latest work, The Fog Within, is his best-selling and highly acclaimed dramatic look into the mind of a severely autistic woman.

Nick Shamhart lives in Cleveland with his wife and two daughters. For more detailed information visit his website, www.nickshamhart.com.

All programs in the Local Authors Series are free and do not require registration. For more information visit Reed Memorial Library at 167 East Main Street, Ravenna, or call (330) 296-2827 (ext. 200).