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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?

 

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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.

 

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).

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Geauga West Friends of the Library Accepting Donations for the Summer Book Sale

 

Geauga County – The Friends are now accepting donations for their annual summer book sale which will take place July 30 – August 2, 2014.  Bring new or gently used children’s and adult books, collectibles, comic books, CDs, DVDs, audio books on CD, puzzles and games, 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 at the book sale support programming at the Geauga West Library,  located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm.  Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.

 

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.

 

Author Sam Thomas Visits Hiram College

April 24

The Hiram College Friends of the Library will host author Sam Thomas for a talk and book signing at 7 p.m. on April 24th, in the Library’s Pritchard Room. He will present the talk: “From History to Mystery: or, How to Tell the Truth Even When You are Lying.” Thomas has authored “The Midwife’s Tale” (2013), “The Harlot’s Tale” (2014) and “Creating Communities in Restoration England: Parish and Congregation in Oliver Heywood’s Halifax” (2011). He earned his Ph.D. in history (with a focus on Reformation England) from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003. He currently teaches at the University School in Shaker Heights.

 

God Provides a Free Meal

April 25

God Provides a Free Meal on April 25th from 4-6pm at Nelson United Methodist Church. Dinner will be chili, cornbread, salad & dessert.

 

Spring Fling 

April 25

The North Bloomfield Historical Society will host the Spring Fling Square Dance, on April 25th at the Town Hall at Rt. 45 & Rt. 87. No dancing experience is necessary. The time of the dance is 7:00pm thru 9:30pm. Admission is 5.00 per person. Light refreshments will be served.  More information call (330)506-3370.

 

Rummage Sale

April 25 & 26 

Rummage Sale at the Portage County Gardeners Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area) April 25th  & 26th from 9-2p.m. Clothes, books, nick-knacks, craft stuff, household items, bedding, purses, shoes, bags,& miscellaneous

 

Indoor Yard Sale

April 26

Indoor Yard Sale will be held on April 26th from 9am to 4pm at Christian Life Center’s new location; 1972 East Summit Road Kent at the corner of St Rt 261 and Summit Road. Vendors are needed. Rental spaces are available for $20.00 per space. Spaces size 8×8 feet. All vendors must provide own tables and chairs. Set-up times are Friday 6:00 – 8:00pm and Saturday 7am – 8:45am.  Something for everyone! Household items, collectibles, furniture, toys, books, jewelry, accessories, tasty baked goods, hot dogs and much more! For vendor applications, call Irene at (330)296-9109 or the church at (330)678-9234.

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

April 26

On April 26th there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and we will serve until 6:30, unless we run out. Dinner will include mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeouts are available.

 

Spring Rummage Sale

April 26

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on April 25th from 9-5 and April 26th from 9-1. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall.

 

Celebrity Bartender Night

April 26

JAG Junior Class after Prom Committe is holding a Celebrity Bartender  Night at Slim n Jumbos  this Saturday night, April 26, 2014 from 8 pm -11pm.  The proceeds from this event will go for the after prom

 

Eagles Steak Fry

April 26

The Garrettsville Eagles monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner will be held on April 26th from 4 – 7:30 pm. Meals include choice of baked potato or French fries, green beans, salad and roll. Steak dinners are $12 and chicken dinners are $8. Carryout is available by calling 330-527-2330. Entertainment after dinner will be provided by “Boogie Men” 8 – 11:30. Open to the public

 

Observatory Open House

April 26

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open to the public on April 26th from 9:00 to 11:00 PM. Visitors will view Giant planet Jupiter (early), the Beehive Star Cluster, the M3 Star Cluster, and possibly (late) planet Mars. 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.

 

Happy Hour Painting

April 26

Join TAG for Happy Hour painting, from 3-5 on the last Saturday of every month at the Lime Tree.  Cost is $20 for instruction and all paint supplies, including the canvas.  The series’ theme will be “Warren Seen Through the Eyes of the Masters”, and each session will feature a different historic building, done in a classic style.  At the April 26th class, you will paint Courthouse Square in the style of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”.  Instructors are Sue Hammond and Lindsay Koontz.   Refreshments, including craft beers and local wines, will be available for purchase.  For reservations (recommended) please call 330 506-0080 or 330 395-4876.

 

Free Clothing Give-Away

April 26

Free Clothing Give-Away will be April 26th from 9-1 at St. William Parish Office located at 5431 Mahoning Ave. in Champion. For more details contact Debi at 330-885-0885.

 

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner 

 April 26

The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Steak Cookout on April 26th from 4 to 7pm at the Newton Falls Community Center on Quarry Street.The meal includes a 14-ounce sirloin steak, on the grill, cooked as you wish, salad, potato, drink, and dessert, all for $15.00. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any NF Kiwanis member or by calling Bob at 330-872-3854. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Kiwanis meets every Tuesday (except the last Tuesday of the month) at 6:30 pm at The Covered Bridge Inn Restaurant. We welcome new members.

 

Earth Day at Hiram: Roots of Resilience, Routes to Change

April 26

Celebrate the Earth and empower yourself to be sustainable. Three speakers will present on a diversity of topics, including climate change, conservation, home energy efficiency and grassroots activism, demonstrating the sometimes subtle and unseen links between environmental issues and everyday activities. Community members are encouraged to bring their children and participate in a variety of child-friendly activities, including face-painting, nature games and crafts. Activities and speakers throughout the day (10:00am-5:00pm). ?All are welcome for this FREE event at Hiram College. For information, call 440-265-06217 or email josephca@hiram.edu.

Spaghetti Dinner

April 26

Windham United Methodist Church is hosting it’s last  Spaghetti Dinner of the season, on Saturday, April 26th , from 4:30 – 7:00pm. All you can eat, includes spaghetti with meat sauce, coleslaw, bread & butter, homemade dessert and beverage.

Adults $7.00, Children 5-12 $4.00, under 5 free.  Takeouts are available!

 

Hall of Fame Dinner

April 26

J.A. Garfield Hall of Fame Dinner will be April 26th at 5:30 pm in the High School Commons. Tickets are $25 apiece. Contact Sheri Johnson at 330-671-0228 for more information. 2014 Inductees are Harry Kraft, Nick Rogers, Rusty Kearney and Jeremy Vecchio

 

Pasta 4 Paws Dinner

April 26

Rose’s Rescue will be holding their second annual Pasta 4 Paws pasta dinner and Chinese auction on April 26th from 2pm-7pm. Raffle drawings will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Winner need not be present.  Great food and chances for some great gifts.  Kindle Fire basket, Sealy Mattress set, Basket of Cheer, and a Lottery Tree just to name a few of the over 100 items that will be raffled off that day. The event will be held at the American Legion Hall # 331, 109 Elm St, Ravenna Ohio. Meal tickets are $7.00 adult, $5.00 children (5-12), Children under 5 years old are free.  Tickets are available at the door. Rose’s Rescue is a nonprofit pet rescue based out of Rootstown Ohio. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Rose’s Rescue at 330-850-7042.

 

Von Trapped

April 26 & 27

Northcoast Men’s Chorus Von Trapped will be April 26th at 8 pm and April 27th at 3pm at Regina Auditorium, Notre Dame College, 1857 S. Green Road, South Euclid Ohio. Advanced sales $10-35 – door sales $15-40. Information tickets@ncmchorus.org or 216-556-0590

 

Knee Deep in Bluebells

April 27

One of the most unbelievable and spectacular sights in all of Ohio is the riot of wildflowers at the Poland Forest, near Youngstown. Here, in a setting among some of the largest trees in the state, thousands upon thousands of wild bluebells and other spring wildflowers bloom. The forest floor is literally awash with a carpet of bluebells, dabs of red and white trilliums and a haze of marsh marigolds; the artistry of nature in all its glory. The hike begins at 4:00pm. Hiking fee: $7 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($10 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register and for directions.

 

Crescent Meeting

April 28

All members of the Crescent Chapter No 7 O.E.E. of Garrettsville are urged to attend its meeting on April 28th at 7:30.

 

Shalersville School Reunion Reservations

April 28

On May 3rd The Shalersville School Reunion will be held in the Shalersville Town Hall. A banquet dinner of stuffed chicken breast and beef tenderloin will be served at 5:30.  All former classmates and friends are welcome to attend; cost is $15.00 per person.  Prepaid reservations need to be made by April 28th to Judy Richardson at 8945 Cooley Rd., Ravenna, Oh 44266 or call 330-297-9681.  We will honor the classmates of 1944,1954,1964 and the oldest and youngest classmates present.  There will a few other surprises and the Shalersville Historical Museum will be open from 4:00 to 5:00 that afternoon.

 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde to Host “Statehouse Update” Town Hall Meeting

 April 28

State Representative Kathleen Clyde will host a town hall discussion at the Deerfield Township Hall on April 28th at 6:00 p.m. Rep. Clyde will give an update on important state issues and her work in Central and Southern Portage County. She will also spend time listening to citizens’ ideas, concerns and feedback. Representative Clyde hosts regular town hall meetings at different locations across Portage County for residents to learn about and discuss state legislative issues. All are welcome to attend.

 

Do You Eat Too Many Meals Alone?

April 29

If you are one of the many adults in our community who lives alone for any reason and dreads yet another dinner for one, come share a potluck supper with others in similar circumstance.  The time is 5:30pm on April 29 at the Community Center at Mantua Center (in the old Center School on Center Rd just N. of Rt. 82.).  No charge, but bring a dish to share; disposable plates and plastic ware will be provided.  This could become a weekly event, or be scheduled once or twice a month, depending on demand.   Contact Ellie Monroe at efoster@config.com or 330-274-0711 for questions or suggestions

 

Community Center at Mantua Center           

April 29 & 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.  On April 29 at 11:00 there will be a meeting of all those willing to volunteer some time to keep the community center going, to set up a schedule and discuss how to make it better.  That same day the center’s hours will be extended to include a potluck supper at 5:30, with a special invitation extended to anyone who eats too many meals alone.  Other special programs will be announced from time to time.  Free and open to all.

 

Pricetown Rummage Sale

May 1

Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, Ohio 44444,  is having a rummage sale where a treasure trove of bargains will be found.  The sale is Thursday, May 1st, and Friday May 2nd from 9am to 5pm and Saturday (bag day) May 3rd from 9am to noon. Bake sale and lunch counter Thursday and Friday. Come shop and eat!!

 

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.

 

Rummage & Bake Sale

May 2

The Nelson United Methodist Church is having their spring rummage sale on May 2 & 3. May 2 the sale will be from 9-5 and May 3 from 9-noon. We have many good, clean items for sale. All clothing for sale, bag day all day both days! Delicious bakery and if the weather cooperates, limited perennials.

 

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. Following our exploration of the forest, we will retire to the nearby Candlelight Winery for a little sip of the grape. Meet at the Eagle Creek preserve at 3 pm  (2 miles northeast of Garrettsville on Center St, and 1 mile south on Hopkins Rd). Hiking fee: $5 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($8 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Football & Cheerleading Sign Ups

May 10 & 24

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding signups for football and cheerleading on May 10th and 24th  at the Community center stone pavilion. The signups will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The signups are for children 6 yrs. old to 12 yrs. old as of July 31st. Please bring a copy of child’s birth certificate for the league. The cost is $ 60.00 registration fee with $20.00 volunteer fee. For information please contact Angie Wilcox 330-872-7027 or for cheerleading Carrie Byrd @ 330- 301-6131.

 

Community Garage Sale

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 Trial 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Hiram -  The Hiram community will unite in the fight against cancer at Relay for Life, April 25-26, 2014, at Charles A. Henry Field.

The celebration begins at 6 p.m. on April 25, and continues for 18 hours, until noon the next day. In case of inclement weather, the event will move to the nearby Les and Kathy Coleman Sports Center.

Relay for Life Chair, Jason Close ’16, biomedical humanities major, said excitement and interest in Relay for Life, now in its fourth year on campus, has continued to grow. Sixteen teams have signed up so far, and fundraising has surpassed last year’s total at this time.

“Cancer affects a lot of people on campus,” Close said. “Relay is an all-around great event, which supports people in our community – and communities abroad – to someday see the end of cancer.”

This is Close’s first year chairing the event, and he said Relay is an important cause for him because he has lost two family members to cancer in the past four years. He has big plans to continue to grow the event through his senior year, starting with carrying out a well-attended event this year.

This year’s theme is “Super Heroes Versus Super Villains.” Close and his team of students and advisers involved in carrying out the event have planned the following activities (some subject to change) throughout the night:

·      6 p.m.: Opening Ceremony/Survivor Festivities

·      7 p.m.: Egg, 3-leg, Wheel-barrow races

·      8 p.m.: Musical Chair Scavenger Hunt

·      9 p.m.: Lawn Jenga Tournament

·      10 p.m.: Luminary Lap

·      11 p.m.: “Pool Noodle” Spoons

·      12 a.m.: Graffiti/Tie-Dye a “White Object”

·      1 a.m.: Miss Relay Lap

·      2 a.m.: Cornhole Tournament

·      3 a.m.: S’more Making

·      6 a.m.: Frozen T-Shirt Relay

·      7 a.m.: Morning Yoga

·      8 a.m.: Hike Trail

·      9 a.m.: Fill and Face/Dress up Photobooth

·      10 a.m.: 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball

·      11 a.m.: Fire Truck ‘N Play

·      12 p.m.: Closing Ceremony

Relay for Life events are free and open to the public. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Teams and participants camp out and walk the track throughout the night to honor survivors, support those currently fighting cancer and remember those who have lost their battle with the disease.

Please visit http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14EC?fr_id=56474&pg=entry for more information about the Hiram College event.

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Windham -  On April 29 and May 1 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, the Windham Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, will be having a two-part class on how to write a resume and cover letter. The class will walk the participants through writing a resume and cover letter from start to finish. Participants will also be able to print 5 copies of their resume and cover letters for free. It is strongly recommended that participants bring with them a USB Drive to save the resume and cover letter they create.  Seats in the class are limited and sign up is required.

To sign up, go to the circulation desk at the Windham Library or call 330-326-3145. The Windham Library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive, is open Monday and Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm; and closed Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

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Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm.  Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.

 

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

 

Spring Fling Raffle

Buy Now

Buy your ticket now for Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County’s Spring Fling Raffle. Tickets are $50 and only 200 will be sold. If all 200 are sold, one person will win $5000. In the event that 200 are not sold, a straight 50/50 drawing will be implemented. Don’t wait! To purchase your ticket call the Big Brothers & Sisters office at 330-296-6655.

 

Red Shield Pantry – Ravenna

1st Weds of the Month

South Portage Red Shield Pantry will be opened the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11am-1pm. Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 251 West Spruce Ave., Ravenna. Please bring photo ID and your own bags to carry food. For more info call 330-296-7371.

 

 

#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book

Contents of the book will include: History of the development of Main Street area of the fire, compiled memories from the public, Main Street on fire, Recovery, Rebuild. Send your info and pictures to Nelson United Methodist Church% Pam Montgomery, PO Box 210 Garrettsville, OH 44231.

 

Maundy Thursday Service

April 17

Holy Cross Anglican Church, 1046 Lake Street in Kent will be having their Maundy Thursday Service on April 17th. There will be a pot luck dinner at 6pm followed by the service with communion and stripping of the altar.

 

Good Friday Service

April 18

Holy Cross Anglican Church, 1046 Lake Street in Kent will be having their Good Friday Service at 7pm. The Stations of the Cross in the sanctuary followed by lessons and prayers, Veneration of the cross concluded by Mass of the Presanctified.

 

Fish Fry

April 18

Windham American Legion Post 674 Fish Fry April 18th from 4-7:30p.m. Fish, Chicken, Shrimp or Combo dinners available, with your choice of two sides; green beans, coleslaw, mac n’ cheese and applesauce. Cost $8.00 per dinner, Children under 5 eat free. Carry out is available: 330-326-3188. Legion is located on 303 in Windham.  Sponsored by S.A.L. of post 674.

 

Fish Fry      

April 18 

Fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and beverages will be served from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market/St. Rt. 422 – 1/4 mile east of St. Rt. 528 in Parkman).  Adult dinners are $9.00 (Dine-in or take-out).  Desserts will be available for an additional donation.  (An alternate kid-friendly dinner will also be available for $5.00 each.)  Sponsored alternately by Parkman Boy Scout Troop 76, Cub Scout Troop 4076, and Huskies’ Touchdown Club.  Please come out and enjoy a good meal and support our sponsors.

 

Burton Easter Egg Hunt

April 19

The Burton Easter Egg Hunt will be held April 19th at Burton Village Park at 11am. Ages 1-6 welcome  -rain or shine.

JAG Pancake Breakfast

April 19

James A. Garfield Student Council will be sponsoring an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 19 from 8am-noon at Garfield Elementary School.  Pancakes will be served with sausage, juice, milk or coffee and pure maple syrup donated by Mark Apple. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.  All proceeds will be donated to #GarrettsvilleStrong.

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

April 19

The Huntsburg Grange #2541 is holding its annual Open House and rummage sale on April 19th beginning at 10:00 until 2:00.  Learn about the Grange and find a few bargains.  No early birds, please.  Lunch will be available.  Call 636-5517 for information.  Also, plan to visit the Huntsburg Historical Society open house on the same day at the same time in the Museum in the Community Center.  See their website atwww.huntsburghistoricalsociety.com.

 

Pancake Breakfast

April 19

Hiram Police Department pancake breakfast “Shop with a Cop” fundraiser will be held April 19th from 9-1 in Dix Dining Hall at Hiram College Kennedy Center. All-you-can- eat pancakes, $6.00 adults and $3.00 children under 10. Proceeds to benefit the “Shop with a Cop” program.

 

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

April 19

A Spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held April 19th from 4-7pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rt. 88 in West Farmington. Dinner includes Salad, Bread, Pie, Coffee, and Juice. Cost is $7.00 for Adults, Ages 5-12 $4.50. Under 5 is FREE. Carry-outs are available for $7.50, Come join us and ask.

 

Nelson Twp. Easter Egg Hunt

April 19

The Nelson Township Easter Egg Hunt will be held April 19th at Pixley Park at 2pm. Ages 3-11 welcome. If rain should occur, the hunt will be moved to the Community House. The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance, so bring your camera!

 

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 19

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt will be April 19th from 8-10am at the Windham UMC, 9051 N. Main St. in Windham. Open to kids ages 12 and under. Free picture with the Bunny, craft making, Easter egg hunt, and have breakfast on us

 

Volunteers Needed

April 19

Volunteers needed for a shoreline and roadside litter clean up at West Branch State Park on April 19th to honor and celebrate Earth Day. Groups and individuals are asked to arrive at 9am at the Parks West Boat Ramp located on Rock Spring Road (reminder the bridge on Rock Spring Road is under construction). Volunteers will be assigned to an area, should dress for the weather and bring work gloves. The three hour cleanup will conclude at noon at the boat ramps shelter house with a hot dog cookout and potluck style lunch. For more information contact the Park Office 330-654-4989.

 

Bluegrass Night

April 19

Join us at Bluegrass Junction for a night of great bluegrass music! The show will be held from 7 to 11pm on April 19th at the Shalersville Town Hall, located on S.R. 44 at S.R. 303.  Doors open at 6 p.m. The event will feature three bands Caney Creek, Idletymes, and Lloyd Blevins and Ramblin’ Mountain. The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867

 

Easter Service

April 20

Holy Cross Anglican Church, 1046 Lake Street in Kent will be having their Easter Sunday Service at 10 am on April 20th with communion and music celebrating the Risen Christ!

 

Easter Service

April 20

Garrettsville Church of God Easter Services will be held April 20th at 9am and 11am. The church is located at 12888 State Route 88. For more info contact 30-527-2942.

 

Free Community Dinner

April 22

Free Community Dinner will be April 22 from 5-6 pm (While supplies last)  at the Windham American Legion, 9960 Center Street. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, Ohio.

Red Shield Pantry

April 22

North Portage Red Shield Pantry will be opened the 4th Tuesday of each month from 11am-1pm. The Salvation Army, 9005 Wilverne Drive, Windham. Please bring photo ID & your own bags to carry food. For more info call, 330-326-6133.

 

“From History to Mystery”

April 24

Join the Friends of the Hiram College Library for a talk on “From History to Mystery” by Sam Thomas, author of The Midwife’s Tale and The Harlot’s Tale. Thomas will discuss how he puts his training as a historian of 17th-century England to use in his exciting novels. The program will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, in the Pritchard Room of the Hiram College Library.

 

Spring Fling 

April 25

The North Bloomfield Historical Society will host the Spring Fling Square Dance, on April 25th at the Town Hall at Rt. 45 & Rt. 87. No dancing experience is necessary. The time of the dance is 7:00pm thru 9:30pm. Admission is 5.00 per person. Light refreshments will be served.  More information call (330)506-3370.

 

Rummage Sale

April 25 & 26 

Rummage Sale at the Portage County Gardeners Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area) April 25th  & 26th from 9-2p.m. Clothes, books, nick-knacks, craft stuff, household items, bedding, purses, shoes, bags,& miscellaneous

 

Indoor Yard Sale

April 26

Indoor Yard Sale will be held on April 26th from 9am to 4pm at Christian Life Center’s new location; 1972 East Summit Road Kent at the corner of St Rt 261 and Summit Road. Vendors are needed. Rental spaces are available for $20.00 per space. Spaces size 8×8 feet. All vendors must provide own tables and chairs. Set-up times are Friday 6:00 – 8:00pm and Saturday 7am – 8:45am.  Something for everyone! Household items, collectibles, furniture, toys, books, jewelry, accessories, tasty baked goods, hot dogs and much more! For vendor applications, call Irene at (330)296-9109 or the church at (330)678-9234.

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

April 26

On April 26th there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and we will serve until 6:30, unless we run out. Dinner will include mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeouts are available.

 

Spring Rummage Sale

April 26

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on April 25th from 9-5 and April 26th from 9-1. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall.

 

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner 

 April 26

The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Steak Cookout on April 26th from 4 to 7pm at the Newton Falls Community Center on Quarry Street.The meal includes a 14-ounce sirloin steak, on the grill, cooked as you wish, salad, potato, drink, and dessert, all for $15.00. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any NF Kiwanis member or by calling Bob at 330-872-3854. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Kiwanis meets every Tuesday (except the last Tuesday of the month) at 6:30 pm at The Covered Bridge Inn Restaurant. We welcome new members.

 

Earth Day at Hiram: Roots of Resilience, Routes to Change

April 26

Celebrate the Earth and empower yourself to be sustainable. Three speakers will present on a diversity of topics, including climate change, conservation, home energy efficiency and grassroots activism, demonstrating the sometimes subtle and unseen links between environmental issues and everyday activities. Community members are encouraged to bring their children and participate in a variety of child-friendly activities, including face-painting, nature games and crafts. Activities and speakers throughout the day (10:00am-5:00pm). ?All are welcome for this FREE event at Hiram College. For information, call 440-265-06217 or email josephca@hiram.edu.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 26

Windham UMC Spaghetti Dinner will be April 26th from 4:30-7 pm. Dinner includes all-you-can eat spaghetti, coleslaw, bread and butter, dessert and beverage. The church is located at 9051 N. Main Street in Windham.

 

Free Clothing Give-Away

April 26

Free Clothing Give-Away will be April 26th from 9-1 at St. William Parish Office located at 5431 Mahoning Ave. in Champion. For more details contact Debi at 330-885-0885.

 

Hall of Fame Dinner

April 26

J.A. Garfield Hall of Fame Dinner will be April 26th at 5:30 pm in the High School Commons. Tickets are $25 apiece. Contact Sheri Johnson at 330-671-0228 for more information. 2014 Inductees are Harry Kraft, Nick Rogers, Rusty Kearney and Jeremy Vecchio

 

Pasta 4 Paws Dinner

April 26

Rose’s Rescue will be holding their second annual Pasta 4 Paws pasta dinner and Chinese auction on April 26th from 2pm-7pm. Raffle drawings will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Winner need not be present.  Great food and chances for some great gifts.  Kindle Fire basket, Sealy Mattress set, Basket of Cheer, and a Lottery Tree just to name a few of the over 100 items that will be raffled off that day. The event will be held at the American Legion Hall # 331, 109 Elm St, Ravenna Ohio. Meal tickets are $7.00 adult, $5.00 children (5-12), Children under 5 years old are free.  Tickets are available at the door. Rose’s Rescue is a nonprofit pet rescue based out of Rootstown Ohio. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Rose’s Rescue at 330-850-7042.

 

Von Trapped

April 26 & 27

Northcoast Men’s Chorus Von Trapped will be April 26th at 8 pm and April 27th at 3pm at Regina Auditorium, Notre Dame College, 1857 S. Green Road, South Euclid Ohio. Advanced sales $10-35 – door sales $15-40. Information tickets@ncmchorus.org or 216-556-0590

 

Spring Gemboree 

April 26 & 27 

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry  Show; April 26th (10-6) & 27th (10-5) at Emidio & Sons Party Center, 48 East Bath rd., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio;  Admission: Adults $5.00, Seniors (55+)  & Students, $4.00 Children (7-14) $1.00, Children (6 and under) free. Sponsors: Akron Mineral Society & Summit Lapidary Club – Children’s activities: make a gem tree, mine for minerals and stones in our gem mine, and take a peek into our kaleidoscope. Members demonstrate throughout the day: Gem Id, wire wrapping, gem trees; cutting and polishing stones and faceting; Displays of our beautiful gemstone Ohio Flint and members’ beautiful work, Geo Juniors displays, Dealers with geodes, minerals, jewelry, beads and findings, slab material, lapidary equipment, silversmith work, gold findings and more. We have a silent auction and door prizes throughout the day; Free parking and wheel chair accessible.  Contact email:Gemboree@outlook.com.

 

Knee Deep in Bluebells

April 27

One of the most unbelievable and spectacular sights in all of Ohio is the riot of wildflowers at the Poland Forest, near Youngstown. Here, in a setting among some of the largest trees in the state, thousands upon thousands of wild bluebells and other spring wildflowers bloom. The forest floor is literally awash with a carpet of bluebells, dabs of red and white trilliums and a haze of marsh marigolds; the artistry of nature in all its glory. The hike begins at 4:00pm. Hiking fee: $7 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($10 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register and for directions.

 

Crescent Meeting

April 28

All members of the Crescent Chapter No 7 O.E.E. of Garrettsville are urged to attend its meeting on April 28th at 7:30.

 

Shalersville School Reunion Reservations

April 28

On May 3rd The Shalersville School Reunion will be held in the Shalersville Town Hall. A banquet dinner of stuffed chicken breast and beef tenderloin will be served at 5:30.  All former classmates and friends are welcome to attend; cost is $15.00 per person.  Prepaid reservations need to be made by April 28th to Judy Richardson at 8945 Cooley Rd., Ravenna, Oh 44266 or call 330-297-9681.  We will honor the classmates of 1944,1954,1964 and the oldest and youngest classmates present.  There will a few other surprises and the Shalersville Historical Museum will be open from 4:00 to 5:00 that afternoon.

 

Wildflower Lollapalooza & Wine Fest

May 3

Discover the amazing display of wildflowers along the trails of the Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve near Garrettsville. Following our exploration of the forest, we will retire to the nearby Candlelight Winery for a little sip of the grape. Meet at the Eagle Creek preserve at 3 pm  (2 miles northeast of Garrettsville on Center St, and 1 mile south on Hopkins Rd). Hiking fee: $5 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($8 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.

 

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 330-979-3935 will pick them 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an instructional T-ball program for boys and girls ages 4 and 6; child must be at least 4 years old before May 31st. The fundamentals of basic baseball / softball are taught as children learn better throwing, catching and batting techniques using tennis balls and batting tees. Classes will be held on Saturdays May 31st to June 28th from 10-11:15am. at Havre Woods Park in Ravenna.  Registration fee for City Taxpayers (live or work in the Ravenna City) is $32.00 or Non-City Taxpayers is $40.00.

 

5th Annual Golf Outing 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Cana Valley Winery

April 16 & 17 - Visit Cana Valley Winery 5665 Waterloo Road, Atwater. A donation from each bottle of wine purchased on April 9, 10 and 16 & 17 will be donated to the #GarrettsvilleStrong Fund.

 

JA Garfield Pancake Breakfast

April 19 – James A. Garfield Student Council will be sponsoring an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 19 from 8am-noon at Garfield Elementary School.  Pancakes will be served with sausage, juice, milk or coffee and pure maple syrup donated by Mark Apple. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.  All proceeds will be donated to #GarrettsvilleStrong.

 

Garrettsville Groove

April 19 – 1.5 hours of fun exercise with local certified Zumba fitness instructors.  Door Prizes, and Ticket Auction at conclusion of the event.  Winners need not be present to win.  Wear your #GarrettsvilleStrong t-shirt to be included in an additional drawing.  Donations from the heart will be accepted with a $10 minimum.  Proceeds to benefit #GarrettsvilleStrong.  Event will be held on Saturday, April 19 from 11:30 – 1:00 PM at J.A. Garfield High School gym. For more information please call Lisa @ (330) 980-1955 or Heather @ (330) 240-8569.

 

Great Ribs for a Great Cause!

April 23 – Blazin’ Bill’s Restaurant – Joyce Piteo, owner of Blazin’ Bill’s restaurant, knows firsthand the heartache of losing everything in a fire and starting over, so as part of her commitment to “Service Above Self” she is donating 50% of the proceeds from her restaurant the evening of Wednesday, April 23rd to the Garrettsville Chamber of Commerce to help in the rebuilding effort.

 

Garrettsville Fire Rock Relief Concert

April 26 -  Benefit concert held at the G-plex in Garrettsville April 26, 2014 from noon to 9:00 pm. It will be a family friendly concert featuring 8 Northeast Ohio bands, with Chinese auctions. The band line up is: Been A Long Time Band, Boogie Man (a tribute to the music of AC/DC), Bringing Benatar (a tribute to the music of Pat Benatar), Everhard, Party Train, Straight On (a tribute to the music of Heart), The Contradiction, The Toyz. Tickets available at the Villager office weekdays.

 

For a complete listing of fundraisers visit www.garrettsvillearea.com/help

 

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Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm.  Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.

 

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

 

Spring Soccer Signups

Register Now

Soccer Signups for Current 7th and 8th grade Coed Garfield students in Geauga County League with Brosius Rd as home field.  Travel to Geauga County is required but not provided. Tentative practices to begin mid April and games in May. Contact Kim Curry 330-527-2186 or curryk19@yahoo.com.  Cost is $25.00 each.  Coached by the Garfield High School soccer coaches

 

All New Lenten Pierogi & Fish Dinner

Through Apr 11

The Mantua Knights of Columbus are once again hosting their Annual Lenten Dinners every Friday during Lent 3/07- 4/11. Location will be at their hall on S.R.44 (North of S.R. 82). Door will be open 5:00-8:00 p.m. Serving ends at 7:30 pm. Enjoy your choice of combinations of pierogis, all new baked, beer battered cod or breaded shrimp. Takeout’s available after 4:30 p.m. by calling 330-274-2576. Prices are adults $12.00, seniors $11.00, kids 12 and under $6.00 for the pierogi and fish sticks or pierogi and shrimp dinners (as always mac and cheese, available as a substitute for kids side). All major credit cards accepted.

 

Soup & Sandwich Suppers

Through April 16

On Wednesdays throughout the season of Lent (March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9,16), soup and sandwich suppers will be held 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the community rooms of the Garrettsville United Methodist Church (handicapped accessible)for all those seeking to be filled with food  and fellowship.    Come to partake. Come to contribute. Come.

 

Spring Fling Raffle

Buy Now

Buy your ticket now for Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County’s Spring Fling Raffle. Tickets are $50 and only 200 will be sold. If all 200 are sold, one person will win $5000. In the event that 200 are not sold, a straight 50/50 drawing will be implemented. Don’t wait! To purchase your ticket call the Big Brothers & Sisters office at 330-296-6655.

 

Red Shield Pantry – Ravenna

1st Weds of the Month

South Portage Red Shield Pantry will be opened the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11am-1pm. Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 251 West Spruce Ave., Ravenna. Please bring photo ID and your own bags to carry food. For more info call 330-296-7371.

 

Newton Falls Football Fish Fry Fridays

Now-Good Friday

Lenten fish fry at Newton Falls VFW every Friday now through Good Friday. Now – April 11th from 4-9 pm and April 18th from 11-9pm. Dinners include fried fish, bread and your choice of 3 sides. Cost is $9 for adults, $8 for Veterans and $7 for children 10 and under. The VFW Post is located at 433 Arlington Blvd in Newton Falls. Hosted by the Newton Falls Mothers Club. Proceeds to benefit the Newton Falls Football program. Call in orders 234-223-0448.

 

#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.

 

Friday Night Fish Fry

April 11

Windham American Legion Post 674 fish fry Friday nights 4-7:30pm now through Lent.  Fish, chicken, shrimp or combo dinners available. Also choice of 2 sides- green beans, mac n’ cheese, coleslaw, applesauce , and a dessert. Cost $8.00 per dinner children under 5 free. Carry out available, call 330-326-3188. Legion post is located on S. R.303 in Windham. Sponsored by American Legion S.A.L.

 

All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

April 11

The Western Reserve Kiwanis is proud to announce that proceeds from our next All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will go to the #Garrettsville Strong Fund & the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard!  Dinner is April 11th from 5-7 pm in Dix & the Ballroom in the Hiram College Kennedy Center. Dinner includes spaghetti with choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and ice cream, all for $6.00 for adults, children 8 and under FREE! Carry-out available! Anyone willing to help with the set-up, cooking, serving or clean up, please contact Carol Donley at donleycc@hiram.edu

 

Fish Fry      

April 11 & 18 

Fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and beverages will be served from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market/St. Rt. 422 – 1/4 mile east of St. Rt. 528 in Parkman).  Adult dinners are $9.00 (Dine-in or take-out).  Desserts will be available for an additional donation.  (An alternate kid-friendly dinner will also be available for $5.00 each.)  Sponsored alternately by Parkman Boy Scout Troop 76, Cub Scout Troop 4076, and Huskies’ Touchdown Club.  Please come out and enjoy a good meal and support our sponsors.

 

Oink & Squeal Party

April 12

The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459 Oink and Squeal Party raffle and Chinese auction will be April 12th. Doors open at 5pm and raffle begins at 7pm. Raffle tickets are $2.00 each. 1st prize $250, 2nd prize $150 and 3rd prize $75, as well as 20 hams. Admission is nonperishable food and bath items or cash donations. The post is located at 1450 Goodwin St. For tickets contact any American Legion Ladies Auxiliary member.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 12

The 61st annual Newton Falls Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Girl Scouts will be held April 12th at 1 pm at the Community Center basketball courts. The event is for ages 2 through 10. There will be 8000 eggs placed, all with prizes. The Easter Bunny will be visiting with guests. Anyone wishing to donate of help in any way, please call Shara Sullivan 330-872-7333.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

April 12

The Church of Christ, 9837 Wolf Rd, Windham, is having their monthly family activity day on April 12th from 3-5pm. We will be having an Easter Egg Hunt, games, prizes, a Veggie Tale video and will serve hot dogs and punch. Everyone is welcome!

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

April 12

The Nelson UMC will be hosting a Swiss steak dinner on April 12th at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle. Dinner is served from 4:30-7pm, at last year’s price of $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 is also available.

 

Free Clothing Giveaway

April 12

Mantua Center Christian Church will be having a free clothing giveaway on April 12th from 9-1 at 4118 St. Rt. 82 in Mantua. Everything is clean and ready to wear; we accept donations of gently used or new clothing items.

 

 

Scotch Doubles

April 13

Scotch Doubles to benefit Lexy Ule Mission Trip will be April 13th at 2pm. $40 per couple, includes 3 games of bowling, show rental, pizza, beer, pop or coffee, Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. For info or reservations call Kim Ule 330-977-0092.

 

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

April 13

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an ALL YOU CAN EAT spaghetti dinner on April 13th 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: $7.00, 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

 

NRA First Steps Shotgun Course 

April 13

Buying or just bought your first shotgun? Interested in learning how to shoot trap? Do you have a spouse, family member or friend who wants to shoot? This course is for you. NRA Certified Instructors to provide training with classroom and range instruction. Loaner shotguns, ammunition, targets, NRA training material and refreshments provided. Student needs to provide eye and ear protection. April 13th from  9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Streetsboro Sportsman Association, 11280 Bloom Rd, Nelson Twp. 44231-9774. Price is $10.00 Please contact Tammi Peters, 330-527-0088 or tammip88@earthlink.net for more information and registration.

 

Bishop Murry’s Visit & Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast 

April 13

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, will be at St. Joseph’s in Mantua on Palm Sunday! Let us welcome him as he makes a parish visit and presides at the 11:15 a.m. Mass. Be sure to greet him as we enjoy our annual Pancake Breakfast at St. Joseph’s and the Mantua K of C on April 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall.  The event features “All You Can Eat” Buttermilk Pancakes served with sausage patties & syrup, fruit toppings, and your choice of coffee, tea, orange juice. or milk. Great family prices:  adults $7.00 • seniors $5.00 • children (6-12) $4.00 • children 5 & Under FREE. Theme basket raffles are also a part of the fun! For more information, please visit www.stjosephmantua.com.

 

Appalachian Experience Bake Sale

April 13

During the Pancake Breakfast on Palm Sunday, April 13th, St. Joseph’s Appalachian Experience group will hold a bake sale to raise funds for their trip to Clintwood, VA in June to participate in their St. Joseph’s Housing Repair Program. All bakers may drop off their baked goods in the school hallway before Mass. Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Portage County Gardeners – Speaker Series

April 15

Bill Johnson, an accomplished public speaker, naturalist, historian, filmmaker, re-enactor, wilderness skills instructor, and author will present an overview of native living in this area from prehistoric to historic times and then will focus on plants, planting, bio-engineering, native horticulture/agriculture and how all that effects us today. Bill’s personal experiences and commitment to detail provide an interesting insight to native American life. This event is open to the public and admission is free. April 15th at 1 pm. For more information, please contact Marilyn Tyger, 330.348.6089, tygerhyde@aol.com

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 15

Crestwood All-District Concert spaghetti dinner will be April 15th from 5-8pm in the High School cafeteria. Dine-in, Take-out, 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, music. Tickets are $9 at the door, ages 4-11 or 62 and up are $5. Presale tickets are $7. Call 330-606-9423 to get yours!

 

Full Moon Field Station Talk: It’s Not Easy Seeing Green (Wetland Plant ID)

April 16 

Emliss Ricks, retired ODNR Natural Areas & Preserves manager for NE Ohio and current Hiram College Field Station Steward, will talk about wetland plant identification and how “knowing your greens” can help the environment. The talk is free and begins at 7:00pm at the Field Station (11305 Wheeler Rd., Garrettsville). For more information, phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Home Cooked Supper

April 16

The next home-cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will feature meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, super salad, rolls, homemade desserts and beverage. This will be held from 5-6:30pm on April 16th.  Cost is $7 for Adults; $5 for kids 10 and younger. Carryouts will be available.

 

Monthly Meeting

April 17

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 April 17th at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren.

 

Burton Easter Egg Hunt

April 19

The Burton Easter Egg Hunt will be held April 19th at Burton Village Park at 11am. Ages 1-6 welcome  -rain or shine.

 

JAG Pancake Breakfast

April 19

James A. Garfield Student Council will be sponsoring an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 19 from 8am-noon at Garfield Elementary School.  Pancakes will be served with sausage, juice, milk or coffee and pure maple syrup donated by Mark Apple. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.  All proceeds will be donated to #GarrettsvilleStrong.

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

April 19

The Huntsburg Grange #2541 is holding its annual Open House and rummage sale on April 19th beginning at 10:00 until 2:00.  Learn about the Grange and find a few bargains.  No early birds, please.  Lunch will be available.  Call 636-5517 for information.  Also, plan to visit the Huntsburg Historical Society open house on the same day at the same time in the Museum in the Community Center.  See their website atwww.huntsburghistoricalsociety.com.

 

Pancake Breakfast

April 19

Hiram Police Department pancake breakfast “Shop with a Cop” fundraiser will be held April 19th from 9-1 in Dix Dining Hall at Hiram College Kennedy Center. All-you-can- eat pancakes, $6.00 adults and $3.00 children under 10. Proceeds to benefit the “Shop with a Cop” program.

 

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

April 19

A Spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held April 19th from 4-7pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rt. 88 in West Farmington. Dinner includes Salad, Bread, Pie, Coffee, and Juice. Cost is $7.00 for Adults, Ages 5-12 $4.50. Under 5 is FREE. Carry-outs are available for $7.50, Come join us and ask.

 

Nelson Twp. Easter Egg Hunt

April 19

The Nelson Township Easter Egg Hunt will be held April 19th at Pixley Park at 2pm. Ages 3-11 welcome, if rain should occur, the hunt will be moved to the Community House. The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance, so bring your camera!

 

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 19

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt will be April 19th from 8-10am at the Windham UMC, 9051 N. Main St. in Windham. Open to kids ages 12 and under. Free picture with the Bunny, craft making, Easter egg hunt, and have breakfast on us

 

Red Shield Pantry

April 22

North Portage Red Shield Pantry will be opened the 4th Tuesday of each month from 11am-1pm. The Salvation Army, 9005 Wilverne Drive, Windham. Please bring photo ID & your own bags to carry food. For more info call, 330-326-6133.

 

Rummage Sale

April 25 & 26 

Rummage Sale at the Portage County Gardeners Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area) April 25th  & 26th from 9-2p.m. Clothes, books, nick-knacks, craft stuff, household items, bedding, purses, shoes, bags,& miscellaneous

 

Indoor Yard Sale

April 26

Indoor Yard Sale will be held on April 26th from 9am to 4pm at Christian Life Center’s new location; 1972 East Summit Road Kent at the corner of ST RT 261 and Summit Road. Vendors are needed. Rental spaces are available for $20.00 per space. Spaces size 8×8 feet. All vendors must provide own tables and chairs. Set-up times are Friday 6:00 – 8:00pm and Saturday 7am – 8:45am.  Something for everyone! Household items, collectibles, furniture, toys, books, jewelry, accessories, tasty baked goods, hot dogs and much more! For vendor applications, call Irene at (330)296-9109 or the church at (330)678-9234.

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

April 26

On April 26th there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and we will serve until 6:30, unless we run out. Dinner will include mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeouts are available.

 

Spring Rummage Sale

April 26

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on April 25th from 9-5 and April 26th from 9-1. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall.

 

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner 

 April 26

The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Steak Cookout on April 26th from 4 to 7pm at the Newton Falls Community Center on Quarry Street.The meal includes a 14-ounce sirloin steak, on the grill, cooked as you wish, salad, potato, drink, and dessert, all for $15.00. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any NF Kiwanis member or by calling Bob at 330-872-3854. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Kiwanis meets every Tuesday (except the last Tuesday of the month) at 6:30 pm at The Covered Bridge Inn Restaurant. We welcome new members.

 

Earth Day at Hiram: Roots of Resilience, Routes to Change

April 26

Celebrate the Earth and empower yourself to be sustainable. Three speakers will present on a diversity of topics, including climate change, conservation, home energy efficiency and grassroots activism, demonstrating the sometimes subtle and unseen links between environmental issues and everyday activities. Community members are encouraged to bring their children and participate in a variety of child-friendly activities, including face-painting, nature games and crafts. Activities and speakers throughout the day (10:00am-5:00pm). ?All are welcome for this FREE event at Hiram College. For information, call 440-265-06217 or email josephca@hiram.edu.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 26

Windham UMC Spaghetti Dinner will be April 26th from 4:30-7 pm. Dinner includes all-you-can eat spaghetti, coleslaw, bread and butter, dessert and beverage. The church is located at 9051 N. Main Street in Windham.

 

Knee Deep in Bluebells

April 27

One of the most unbelievable and spectacular sights in all of Ohio is the riot of wildflowers at the Poland Forest, near Youngstown. Here, in a setting among some of the largest trees in the state, thousands upon thousands of wild bluebells and other spring wildflowers bloom. The forest floor is literally awash with a carpet of bluebells, dabs of red and white trilliums and a haze of marsh marigolds; the artistry of nature in all it is glory. The hike begins at 4:00pm. Hiking fee: $7 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($10 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register and for directions.

 

Shalersville School Reunion Reservations

April 28

On May 3rd The Shalersville School Reunion will be held in the Shalersville Town Hall. A banquet dinner of stuffed chicken breast and beef tenderloin will be served at 5:30.  All former classmates and friends are welcome to attend; cost is $15.00 per person.  Prepaid reservations need to be made by April 28th to Judy Richardson at 8945 Cooley Rd., Ravenna, Oh 44266 or call 330-297-9681.  We will Honor the Classmates of 1944,1954,1964 and the oldest and youngest classmates present.  There will a few other surprises and the Shalersville Historical Museum will be open from 4:00 to 5:00 that afternoon.

 

Wildflower Lollapalooza & Wine Fest

May 3

Discover the amazing display of wildflowers along the trails of the Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve near Garrettsville. Following our exploration of the forest, we will retire to the nearby Candlelight Winery for a little sip of the grape. Meet at the Eagle Creek preserve 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.

 

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 ground 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.

 

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.

 

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 cheer leading Carrie Byrd @ 330- 301-6131.

 

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an instructional T-ball program for boys and girls ages 4 and 6; child must be at least 4 years old before May 31st. The fundamentals of basic baseball / softball are taught as children learn better throwing, catching and batting techniques using tennis balls and batting tees. Classes will be held on Saturdays May 31st to June 28th from 10-11:15am. at Havre Woods Park in Ravenna.  Registration fee for City Taxpayers (live or work in the Ravenna City) is $32.00 or Non-City Taxpayers is $40.00.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

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Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

Southington U.M.C. Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7 pm. The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! For more info call 330-898-2156.

 

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm.  Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.

 

Windham Am. Legion Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Windham American Legion Post 674 Friday Night Fish Fry from 4-7:30pm, now through Lent. Dinners available are Fish, Chicken, Shrimp or Combo, Also choice of two side’s green beans, mac n cheese, coleslaw or applesauce. Cost $8.00 per Dinner, Children under 5 free. Carry out available, 330-326-3188. Legion post located on 303 in Windham Ohio. Sponsored by S.A.L. of post 674

 

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

 

Spring Soccer Signups

Register Now

Soccer Signups for Current 7th and 8th grade Coed Garfield students in Geauga County League with Brosius Rd as home field.  Travel to Geauga County is required but not provided. Tentative practices to begin mid April and games in May. Contact Kim Curry 330-527-2186 or curryk19@yahoo.com.  Cost is $25.00 each.  Coached by the Garfield High School soccer coaches

 

Wednesday Lenten Services

Through Apr 9

The Windham Community Clergy Fellowship invites you to join them for Wednesday Lenten service followed by a time of fellowship.  All the services will be at 7pm and will be conducted jointly by the pastors and laity in the Windham area. March 12–Congregational Church of Windham 9029 N. Main St. March 19–Windham Church of the Nazarene 9749 E. Center St., March 26–St. Michaels Catholic Church 9736 E. Center St., April 2– Windham United Methodist Church 9051 N. Main St., April 9– Congregational Church of Windham  9029 N. Main St.

 

All New Lenten Pierogi & Fish Dinner

Through Apr 11

The Mantua Knights of Columbus are once again hosting their Annual Lenten Dinners every Friday during Lent 3/07- 4/11. Location will be at their hall on S.R.44 (North of S.R. 82). Door will be open 5:00-8:00 p.m. Serving ends at 7:30 pm. Enjoy your choice of combinations of pierogis, all new baked, beer battered cod or breaded shrimp. Takeout’s available after 4:30 p.m. by calling 330-274-2576. Prices are adults $12.00, seniors $11.00, kids 12 and under $6.00 for the pierogi and fish sticks or pierogi and shrimp dinners (as always mac and cheese, available as a substitute for kids side). All major credit cards accepted.

 

Soup & Sandwich Suppers

Through April 16

On Wednesdays throughout the season of Lent (March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9,16), soup and sandwich suppers will be held 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the community rooms of the Garrettsville United Methodist Church (handicapped accessible)for all those seeking to be filled with food  and fellowship.    Come to partake. Come to contribute. Come.

 

Spring Fling Raffle

Buy Now

Buy your ticket now for Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County’s Spring Fling Raffle. Tickets are $50 and only 200 will be sold. If all 200 are sold, one person will win $5000. In the event that 200 are not sold, a straight 50/50 drawing will be implemented. Don’t wait! To purchase your ticket call the Big Brothers & Sisters office at 330-296-6655.

 

Red Shield Pantry

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.

 

Newton Falls Football Fish Fry Fridays

Now-Good Friday

Lenten fish fry at Newton Falls VFW every Friday now through Good Friday. Now – April 11th from 409om and April 18th from 11-9pm. Dinners include fried fish, bread and your choice of 3 sides. Cost is $9 for adults, $8 for Veterans and $7 for children 10 and under. The VFW Post is located at 433 Arlington Blvd in Newton Falls. Hosted by the Newton Falls Mothers Club. Proceeds to benefit the Newton Falls Football program. Call in orders 234-223-0448.

 

Rummage Sale

April 3 & 4

Braceville UMC located at 589 Park Rd in the center of Braceville off of St. Rt. 82 will be having their annual rummage sale on April 3rd from 9am-5pm and the 4th from 9am- noon, which will be dollar bag day. There will be a bake sale and light lunch served on the 3rd.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 4

Hiram Christian Church will host a benefit dinner for Hiram resident, Diane Casey, on April 4th from 5-7pm in the church’s Fellowship Hall. A  Hiram College Choir  program will be held in the church’s sanctuary at 7:30 pm. The concert is free. The meal includes spaghetti, bread, salad, drinks and dessert. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $3.00 for children and $20.00 for families. For more information, call the church office at 330-569-7697.

 

Fish Fry to Benefit Fire Victims

April 4 & 11

Join us for a Friday Fish Fry with fresh cut fries and cole slaw. All-You-Can-Eat is $11; Adults $8; Seniors $6; Kids (4-10) $4. The proceeds will help support fire victims and the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Food Bank.  April 4th and 11th serving from 4:00 to 8:00pm weekly. Carry out, beverages and desserts are also available. LIFE CHURCH ASSEMBLY OF GOD – 10280 State Route 88; Garrettsville, OH 44231. Call (330) 357-1215 for more information.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 4

Hiram Christian Church will host a benefit dinner for Hiram resident, Diane Casey, on April 5th from 5-7pm in the church’s Fellowship Hall.   A Hiram College Choir performance will be held in the church’s sanctuary at 7:30 pm. The concert is free. The meal includes spaghetti, bread, salad, drinks and dessert. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $3.00 for children and $20.00 for families. For more information, call the church office at 330-569-7697.

 

The Lordsmen in Concert

April 6

Join us April 6th at the Faith Evangelical Free Church in Garrettsville, as we hear The Lordsmen in concert. The service will begin at 11 am. The Lordsmen is a male quartet from Elkview, WV, and have traveled since 1966 spreading God’s Word through Southern gospel music. For more information, contact the church at 330-527-4068 or visit www.lordsmen.org.

 

Pancakes at the Grange

 April 6

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee, April 6th, 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

 

Prom Dress Sale

April 6

On April 6th from 1-5 in the High School band room, the James A. Garfield softball team will be sponsoring a prom dress sale featuring new and pre-owned prom dresses. All dresses will be priced from $5 up, nothing over $50. If you would like to help by donating a dress, please contact Sherry at 330-715-0837 or Tammy at 330-571-1534. All dresses purchased or donated will be given a tax deductible receipt.

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

April 6

The Atwood-Mauck Post 459 – Burton-Middlefield will be hosting a pancakes & sausage breakfast on Apr 6th at the Post Home on Goodwin Street. Price is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

 

Preschool & Kindergarten Registration

April 7

Beginning April 7th, parents may pick up registration packets for preschool and kindergarten. Registration materials can be picked up in the Katherine Thomas Elementary office during regular school hours. Children must be 5 years old on or before August 1st to attend kindergarten. Parents/ guardians should bring the following information to register: child’s birth certificate, child’s social security card, immunization records, 2 forms of proof of residency and custody papers, if applicable. For more info, call K.T. at 330-326-9800.

 

Kolache Bake

April 8 & 9

St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking homemade kolache for the Easter holiday and you may purchase this taste of Eastern Europe at the low cost of $10.00 each. Your choice of apricot, nut and poppy seed. To order, contact Barbara Wolff at 330-872-1951. Pickup times will be April 8th from 11am-3pm and April 9th from 11am-6pm.

 

Vintage Fashions Featured at Geauga West Library

 April 9 

The Geauga West Friends of the Library kick off the spring Look, Lunch and Listen series on April 9th  with a fun look at fashion from Victorian times to the present day with Stacie Murry, who brings fashion to life with her collection of period clothing. Programs begin at noon in the Eykyn Room. Bring your lunch; coffee will be provided. Come Wednesdays in April for a different and entertaining program each week.  All welcome. The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland next to West Geauga High School. The phone number is 440-729-4250.

 

Metaphysical Insights 528 Group of Trumbull County

April 9

The Metaphysical Insights 528 Group of Trumbull County, are requesting that our meetings on the second Wednesday of the month be included in your calendar of events or appropriate social announcements. We are a non-profit social organization for the purpose of spiritual expansion, personal enlightenment and metaphysical education inclusive of philosophy, religion, science and phenomena of spirit.

 

Rummage & Bake Sale

April 9 & 10

The Southington UMC Day Circle, Rts 305 &534 in Southington will be holding a Rummage & Bake Sale, will be April 9th  from 9-4pm. Homemade soup, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages will be available for purchase. Carry Outs also available. Bag Day will be April 10th from 9-11am. For more details call the church at 330-898-2156

 

Preschool Registration Open House

April 10

Apple Tree Preschool, located at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church on Park Avenue in Garrettsville, will be having a Registration Open House on April 10th between 6:00 and 7:30 PM.  Come check out our classrooms, meet the teachers and learn about our Step Up to Quality award-winning program!  Apple Tree Preschool is currently registering students between 3-5 years of age for fall classes. Call the church office at 330-527-2055 for more information.”

 

Drug Awareness Program

April 10

The head of the drug task force of the Portage County Sheriff’s Department will have a presentation on drug awareness in Portage County at the Nelson Community Center on April 10th at 7pm. Sponsored by Nelson Township Trustees.

 

All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

April 11

The Western Reserve Kiwanis is proud to announce that proceeds from our next All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will go to the Garrettsville Strong Fund & the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard!  Dinner is April 11th from 5-7 pm in Dix & the Ballroom in the Hiram College Kennedy Center. Dinner includes spaghetti with choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and ice cream, all for $ 6.00 for adults and children 8 and under FREE! Carry-out available! Anyone willing to help with the set-up, cooking, serving or clean up, please contact Carol Donley at donleycc@hiram.edu

 

Fish Fry      

April 11 & 18 

Fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and beverages will be served from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market/St. Rt. 422 – 1/4 mile east of St. Rt. 528 in Parkman).  Adult dinners are $9.00 (Dine-in or take-out).  Desserts will be available for an additional donation.  (An alternate kid-friendly dinner will also be available for $5.00 each.)  Sponsored alternately by Parkman Boy Scout Troop 76, Cub Scout Troop 4076, and Huskies’ Touchdown Club.  Please come out and enjoy a good meal and support our sponsors.

 

Oink & Squeal Party

April 12

The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459 Oink and Squeal Party raffle and Chinese auction will be April 12th. Doors open at 5pm and raffle begins at 7pm. Raffle tickets are $2.00 each. 1st prize $250, 2nd prize $150 and 3rd prize $75, as well as 20 hams. Admission is nonperishable food and bath items or cash donations. The post is located at 1450 Goodwin St. For tickets contact any American Legion Ladies Auxiliary member.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 12

Windham UMC Spaghetti Dinner will be April 12th from 4:30-7 pm. Dinner includes all-you-can eat spaghetti, coleslaw, bread and butter, dessert and beverage. The church is located at 9051 N. Main Street in Windham.

 

Hypertufa Workshop

April 12

Come create a Hypertufa planter on April 12th from 10:00 a.m.-Noon at the Portage County Garden Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio (St. Rt. 44 s. of Rootstown) Fee: $20 all materials (except plants) included Contact Helena Parry for registration 330-673-0577.You can create a hypertufa planter. Materials will be provided. If you have a special form you want to use, or special items for creating outside texture, please bring them. We provide disposable latex gloves, but you may wish to bring a sturdier pair of dishwashing gloves. Your finished container will be wet. To safely transport the container in your vehicle, consider how to best secure your creation for the drive home. As your container cures it will strengthen, ensuring that it will stand the test of time in your garden. Contact Helena Parry at hmparry@att.net 330-673-0577

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 12

The 61st annual Newton Falls Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Girl Scouts will be held April 12th at 1 pm at the Community Center basketball courts. The event is for ages 2 through 10. There will be 8000 eggs placed, all with prizes. The Easter Bunny will be visiting with guests. Anyone wishing to donate of help in any way, please call Shara Sullivan 330-872-7333.

 

Introduction to Bonsai  

April 12

Geauga County Master Gardeners present master of bonsai, Dale Harder, from The Cleveland Bonsai Club.  Learn about the history, origin and meaning of the ancient art of bonsai and how you can get started on creating your own bonsai tree.  Dale will display a few of his own creations.  Enjoy a demonstration and instructions in choosing the right plant, tools and pruning techniques.  Light refreshments provided. $15 fee.  While walk-ins are welcome, early registration is appreciated.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.

 

 

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

April 13

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an ALL YOU CAN EAT spaghetti dinner on April 13th 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: $7.00, 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

 

NRA First Steps Shotgun Course 

April 13

Buying or just bought your first shotgun? Interested in learning how to shoot trap? Do you have a spouse, family member or friend who wants to shoot? This course is for you. NRA Certified Instructors to provide training with classroom and range instruction. Loaner shotguns, ammunition, targets, NRA training material and refreshments provided. Student needs to provide eye and ear protection. April 13th from  9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Streetsboro Sportsman Association, 11280 Bloom Rd, Nelson Twp. 44231-9774. Price is $10.00 Please contact Tammi Peters, 330-527-0088 or tammip88@earthlink.net for more information and registration.

 

Bishop Murry’s Visit & Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast 

April 13

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, will be at St. Joseph’s in Mantua on Palm Sunday! Let us welcome him as he makes a parish visit and presides at the 11:15 a.m. Mass. Be sure to greet him as we enjoy our annual Pancake Breakfast at St. Joseph’s and the Mantua K of C on April 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall.  The event features “All You Can Eat” Buttermilk Pancakes served with sausage patties & syrup, fruit toppings, and your choice of coffee, tea, orange juice. or milk. Great Family Prices:  Adults $7.00 • Seniors $5.00 • Children (6-12) $4.00 • Children 5 & Under FREE. Theme Basket Raffles are also a part of the fun! For more information, please visit www.stjosephmantua.com.

 

Appalachian Experience Bake Sale

April 13

During the Pancake Breakfast on Palm Sunday, April 13th, St. Joseph’s Appalachian Experience group will hold a bake sale to raise funds for their trip to Clintwood, VA in June to participate in their St. Joseph’s Housing Repair Program. All bakers may drop off their baked goods in the school hallway before Mass. Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Portage County Gardeners – Speaker Series

April 15

Bill Johnson, an accomplished public speaker, naturalist, historian, filmmaker, re-enactor, wilderness skills instructor, and author will present an overview of native living in this area from prehistoric to historic times and then will focus on plants, planting, bio-engineering, native horticulture/agriculture and how all that effects us today. Bill’s personal experiences and commitment to detail provide an interesting insight to native American life. This event is open to the public and admission is free. April 15th at 1 pm. For more information, please contact Marilyn Tyger, 330.348.6089, tygerhyde@aol.com

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

April 19

The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Open House and Rummage Sale on April 19th from 10-2.

 

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 19

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunt will be April 19th from 8-10am at the Windham UMC, 9051 N. Main St. in Windham. Open to kids ages 12 and under. Free picture with the Bunny, craft making, Easter egg hunt, and have breakfast on us

 

Red Shield Pantry

April 22

North Portage Red Shield Pantry will be opened the 4th Tuesday of each month from 11am-1pm. The Salvation Army, 9005 Wilverne Drive, Windham. Please bring photo ID & your own bags to carry food. For more info call, 330-326-6133.

 

Rummage Sale

April 25 & 26 

Rummage Sale at the Portage County Gardeners Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area) April 25th  & 26th from 9-2p.m. Clothes, books, nick-knack’s, craft stuff, household items, bedding, purses, shoes, bags,& miscellaneous

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

April 26

On April 26th there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and we will serve until 6:30, unless we run out. Dinner will include mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeouts are available.

 

Spring Rummage Sale

April 26

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on April 25th from 9-5 and April 26th from 9-1. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall. Call 330-274-8861 for more info.

 

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner 

 April 26

The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Steak Cookout on April 26th from 4 to 7pm at the Newton Falls Community Center on Quarry Street.The meal includes a 14-ounce sirloin steak, on the grill, cooked as you wish, salad, potato, drink, and dessert, all for $15.00. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any NF Kiwanis member or by calling Bob at 330-872-3854. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. The proceeds from the steak cookout will help in three of our local projects: the junior Olympics on May 3rd at Newton Falls High School football field; our two annual scholarships awarded in May; and our new book give-away to first graders in May. Kiwanis meets every Tuesday (except the last Tuesday of the month) at 6:30 pm at The Covered Bridge Inn Restaurant. We welcome new members.

 

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an instructional T-ball program for boys and girls ages 4 and 6; child must be at least 4 years old before May 31st. The fundamentals of basic baseball / softball are taught as children learn better throwing, catching and batting techniques using tennis balls and batting tees. Classes will be held on Saturdays May 31st to June 28th from 10-11:15am. at Havre Woods Park in Ravenna.  Registration fee for City Taxpayers (live or work in the Ravenna City) is $32.00 or Non-City Taxpayers is $40.00.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

The 9th Annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet will be held at the James A. Garfield Elementary School on Sept 20th. Anyone who attended JAG High School is welcome to attend. The event will include dinner, entertainment by the award winning high school band and tours of the campus including the new Intermediate School addition (grades 5 & 6) made possible through a five million dollar “Straight A” grant from the Ohio Department of Education. The committee is seeking addresses from those who attended J.A. Garfield High School with the following classes: 1954, 1964, 1974, 1984 and 1994. For further information or for anyone who has a new address or email, etc. since June 1st, 2013, please contact Helen Louise (Paul) Bouts at 330-309-2734 or email hbouts@yahoo.com.

 

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Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

Southington U.M.C. Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7 pm. The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! For more info call 330-898-2156.

 

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm.  Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.

 

Windham Am. Legion Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Windham American Legion Post 674 fish fry Friday night’s from 4-7:30pm now through Lent. Fish, chicken, shrimp, or combo dinners available. Also choice of 2 sides; green beans, mac & cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, and a dessert. Cost $8.00 per dinner; children under 5, free. Carry out available, call 330-326-3188. The Legion post is located on S. R.303 in Windham.

 

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

 

Wednesday Lenten Services

Through Apr 9

The Windham Community Clergy Fellowship invites you to join them for Wednesday Lenten service followed by a time of fellowship.  All the services will be at 7pm and will be conducted jointly by the pastors and laity in the Windham area. March 12–Congregational Church of Windham 9029 N. Main St. March 19–Windham Church of the Nazarene 9749 E. Center St., March 26–St. Michaels Catholic Church 9736 E. Center St., April 2– Windham United Methodist Church 9051 N. Main St., April 9– Congregational Church of Windham  9029 N. Main St.

 

All New Lenten Pierogi & Fish Dinner

Through Apr 11

The Mantua Knights of Columbus are once again hosting their Annual Lenten Dinners every Friday during Lent 3/07- 4/11. Location will be at their hall on S.R.44 (North of S.R. 82). Door will be open 5:00-8:00 p.m. Serving ends at 7:30 pm. Enjoy your choice of combinations of pierogis, all new baked, beer battered cod or breaded shrimp. All dinners include: two hot vegetables; choice of coleslaw or apple sauce; rolls and butter; beverage and fresh desserts. Takeout’s available after 4:30 p.m. by calling 330-274-2576. Prices are adults $12.00, seniors $11.00, kids 12 and under $6.00 for the pierogi and fish sticks or pierogi and shrimp dinners (as always mac and cheese, available as a substitute for kids side). All major credit cards accepted.

 

Soup & Sandwich Suppers

Through April 16

On Wednesdays throughout the season of Lent (March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9,16), soup and sandwich suppers will be held 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the community rooms of the Garrettsville United Methodist Church (handicapped accessible)for all those seeking to be filled with food  and fellowship.    Come to partake. Come to contribute. Come.

 

Spring Fling Raffle

Buy Now

Buy your ticket now for Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County’s Spring Fling Raffle. Tickets are $50 and only 200 will be sold. If all 200 are sold, one person will win $5000. In the event that 200 are not sold, a straight 50/50 drawing will be implemented. Don’t wait! To purchase your ticket call the Big Brothers & Sisters office at 330-296-6655.

 

Spring Soccer Signups

Register Now

Soccer Signups for Current 7th and 8th grade Coed Garfield students in Geauga County League with Brosius Rd as home field.  Travel to Geauga County is required but not provided. Tentative practices to begin mid April and games in May. Contact Kim Curry 330-527-2186 or curryk19@yahoo.com.  Cost is $25.00 each.  Coached by the Garfield High School soccer coaches

 

Newton Falls Football Fish Fry Fridays

Now-Good Friday

Lenten fish fry at Newton Falls VFW every Friday now through Good Friday. Now – April 11th from 409om and April 18th from 11-9pm. Dinners include fried fish, bread and your choice of 3 sides. Cost is $9 for adults, $8 for Veterans and $7 for children 10 and under. The VFW Post is located at 433 Arlington Blvd in Newton Falls. Hosted by the Newton Falls Mothers Club  and proceeds to benefit the Newton Falls Football program. Call in orders 234-223-0448.

 

Fish Fry to Benefit Fire Victims

March 28, April 4 & 11

Join us for a Friday Fish Fry with fresh cut fries and cole slaw. All-You-Can-Eat is $11; Adults $8; Seniors $6; Kids (4-10) $4. The proceeds will help support fire victims and the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Food Bank. March 28th, April 4th and 11th serving from 4:00 to 8:00pm weekly. Carry out, beverages and desserts are also available. LIFE CHURCH ASSEMBLY OF GOD – 10280 State Route 88; Garrettsville, OH 44231. Call (330) 357-1215 for more information.

 

Fish Fry      

Mar 28, April 4, 11 & 18 

Fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and beverages will be served from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market/St. Rt. 422 – 1/4 mile east of St. Rt. 528 in Parkman).  Adult dinners are $9.00 (Dine-in or take-out).  Desserts will be available for an additional donation.  (An alternate kid-friendly dinner will also be available for $5.00 each.)  Sponsored alternately by Parkman Boy Scout Troop 76, Cub Scout Troop 4076, and Huskies’ Touchdown Club.  Please come out and enjoy a good meal and support our sponsors.

 

Pork Chop Dinner

March 29

On March 29th there will be a stuffed Pork Chop dinner at the Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4 pm and will serve until 6:30 unless food runs out. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9 for adults and $3.40 for children. Takeout’s are available.

 

Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner

March 29

The Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on Saturday March 29th from 4:00 to 7:30 pm. Meals include choice or baked potato or french fries, green beans, salad and roll. Cost of dinners are $12.00 for steak and $8.00 for chicken. Carryout is available by calling 330-527-2330.

 

Bluegrass Entertainment

March 29

Bring your family and your friends for a full night of traditional bluegrass entertainment! The show will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on March 29th, 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, The Bluegrass Mountaineers, and The Red Lantern Bluegrass Band. The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867.

Card Party & Style Show

March 29

The Warren Republican Women’s Club will hold their annual Card Party & Style Show on March 29th  from noon- 3:00 p.m. at McMenamys on Rt 422 in Niles.  Cost is $8.00.  Price includes style show by “The Encore” in Liberty, a chance auction, and lunch.  Tickets will be available at the door.   Advance reservations appreciated.  Contact Cary Ann at 330-856-5228 or e-mail:  cakbusservices@aol.com.

 

Groundbreaking

March 29

Ground breaking of the future

Community garden. Grove court in Windham on March 29th @ 2pm

Rain date will be April 5th @ 2pm

 

Men’s Breakfast

March 29

Nelson UMC Men’s Breakfast will be March 29th at Nelson UMC and April 26th at Windham UMC, both at 9:00 am.

 

Lenten Potluck Dinner

March 30

Lenten Potluck Dinner at Portage Faith UMC, 9922 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua on March 30th at 6pm. Bring your favorite food dish to share and casual place setting.  At 6:45pm: speaker Sandra Zirkursh will present monologue of Mrs. Noah: a humorous look at life and the Ark. Free will offering will go to Nehemiah Mission.

 

Chicken Dinner

April 2

Southington UMC, St Rt 305 & 534, Southington, OH will be holding a chicken dinner, on April 2nd from 3:30 to 6:00. The menu includes: one fourth of a chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, 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.

 

Portage County Council Meeting

April 3

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 of Mantua will host the Portage County Council meeting on April 3rd at 6:30 pm. It will be held at the Post Home in Mantua.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 4

Hiram Christian Church will host a benefit dinner for Hiram resident, Diane Casey, on April 5th from 5-7pm in the church’s Fellowship Hall.   A Hiram College Choir performance will be held in the church’s sanctuary at 7:30 pm. The concert is free. The meal includes spaghetti, bread, salad, drinks and dessert. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $3.00 for children and $20.00 for families. For more information, call the church office at 330-569-7697.

 

Make Your Own Birdbath, Fountain or Bubbler

April 5

Water features are the hottest trend in garden decor.  Spend an enjoyable morning learning the basics in creating simple bubblers and fountains.  Enhance your flower bed and attract birds with your own creation.April 5th from 10am-1pm.  $40 fee. Materials included:  indoor/outdoor ceramic, terra cotta or resin pot; water pump and tubing; decorative stones and more.  Light refreshments. Preregistration is required and limited to 24 participants.    Call 440-834-4656.

 

The Lordsmen in Concert

April 6

Join us April 6th at the Faith Evangelical Free Church in Garrettsville, as we hear The Lordsmen in concert. The service will begin at 11 am. The Lordsmen is a male quartet from Elkview, WV, and have traveled since 1966 spreading God’s Word through Southern gospel music. For more information, contact the church at 330-527-4068 or visit www.lordsmen.org.

 

Prom Dress Sale

April 6

On April 6th from 1-5 in the High School band room, the James A. Garfield softball team will be sponsoring a prom dress sale featuring new and pre-owned prom dresses. All dresses will be priced from $5 up, nothing over $50. If you would like to help by donating a dress, please contact Sherry at 330-715-0837 or Tammy at 330-571-1534. All dresses purchased or donated will be given a tax deductible receipt.

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

April 6

The Atwood-Mauck Post 459 – Burton-Middlefield will be hosting a pancakes & sausage breakfast on Apr 6th at the Post Home on Goodwin Street. Price is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

 

Preschool & Kindergarten Registration

April 7

Beginning April 7th, parents may pick up registration packets for preschool and kindergarten. Registration materials can be picked up in the Katherine Thomas Elementary office during regular school hours. Children must be 5 years old on or before August 1st to attend kindergarten. Parents/ guardians should bring the following information to register: child’s birth certificate, child’s social security card, immunization records, 2 forms of proof of residency and custody papers, if applicable. For more info, call K.T. at 330-326-9800.

 

Kolache Bake

April 8 & 9

St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking homemade Kolache for the Easter holiday and you may purchase this taste of Eastern Europe at the low cost of $10.00 each. Your choice of apricot, nut and poppy seed. To order, contact Barbara Wolff at 330-872-1951. Pickup times will be April 8th from 11am-3pm and April 9th from 11am-6pm.

 

Rummage & Bake Sale

April 9 & 10

The Southington UMC Day Circle, Rts 305 &534 in Southington will be holding a Rummage & Bake Sale, will be April 9th  from 9-4pm. Homemade soup, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages will be available for purchase. Carry Outs also available. Bag Day will be April 10th from 9-11am. For more details call the church at 330-898-2156

 

Preschool Registration Open House

April 10

Apple Tree Preschool, located at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church on Park Avenue in Garrettsville, will be having a Registration Open House on April 10th between 6:00 and 7:30 PM.  Come check out our classrooms, meet the teachers and learn about our Step Up to Quality award-winning program!  Apple Tree Preschool is currently registering students between 3-5 years of age for fall classes. Call the church office at 330-527-2055 for more information.”

 

Cinderella Ball 

April 10

You are royally to the Youngstown State University Dance Club’s Cinderella Ball  on April 10th from 7-10 pm at the Tyler Historical Center, Ballroom. Cost: $5 with valid YSU ID, $10 otherwise and open to the public. Break out those prom dresses and suits and join us for a magical night of dancing! For more information contact ysudanceclub@gmail.com or go to usadance2015.com

 

Drug Awareness Program

April 10

The head of the drug task force of the Portage County Sheriff’s Department will have a presentation on drug awareness in Portage County at the Nelson Community Center on April 10th at 7pm. Sponsored by Nelson Township Trustees.

 

Oink & Squeal Party

April 12

The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459 Oink and Squeal Party raffle and Chinese auction will be April 12th. Doors open at 5pm and raffle begins at 7pm. Raffle tickets are $2.00 each. 1st prize $250, 2nd prize $150 and 3rd prize $75, as well as 20 hams. Admission is nonperishable food and bath items or cash donations. The post is located at 1450 Goodwin St. For tickets contact any American Legion Ladies Auxiliary member.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 12

Windham UMC Spaghetti Dinner will be April 12th from 4:30-7 pm. Dinner includes all-you-can eat spaghetti, coleslaw, bread and butter, dessert and beverage. The church is located at 9051 N. Main Street in Windham.

 

Hypertufa Workshop

April 12

Come create a Hypertufa planter on April 12th from 10:00 a.m.-Noon at the Portage County Garden Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio (St. Rt. 44 s. of Rootstown) Fee: $20 all materials (except plants) included Contact Helena Parry for registration 330-673-0577.You can create a hypertufa planter. Materials will be provided. If you have a special form you want to use, or special items for creating outside texture, please bring them. We provide disposable latex gloves, but you may wish to bring a sturdier pair of dishwashing gloves. Your finished container will be wet. To safely transport the container in your vehicle, consider how to best secure your creation for the drive home. As your container cures it will strengthen, ensuring that it will stand the test of time in your garden. Contact Helena Parry at hmparry@att.net 330-673-0577

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 12

The 61st annual Newton Falls Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Girl Scouts will be held April 12th at 1 pm at the Community Center basketball courts. The event is for ages 2 through 10. There will be 8000 eggs placed, all with prizes. The Easter Bunny will be visiting along with guests. Anyone wishing to donate of help in any way, please call Shara Sullivan 330-872-7333.

 

Introduction to Bonsai  

April 12

Geauga County Master Gardeners present master of bonsai, Dale Harder, from The Cleveland Bonsai Club.  Learn about the history, origin and meaning of the ancient art of bonsai and how you can get started in creating your own bonsai tree.  Dale will display a few of his own creations.  Enjoy a demonstration and instructions in choosing the right plant, tools and pruning techniques.  Light refreshments provided. $15 fee.  While walk-ins are welcome, early registration is appreciated.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.

 

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

April 13

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an ALLYOU CAN EAT spaghetti dinner on April 13th 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: $7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), Children: Free (5 & under). Carryout’s available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

 

Portage County Gardeners – Speaker Series

April 15

Bill Johnson, an accomplished public speaker, naturalist, historian, filmmaker, re-enactor, wilderness skills instructor, and author will present an overview of native living in this area from prehistoric to historic times and then will focus on plants, planting, bio-engineering, native horticulture/agriculture and how all that effects us today. Bill’s personal experiences and commitment to detail provide an interesting insight to native American life. This event is open to the public and admission is free. April 15th at 1 pm. For more information, please contact Marilyn Tyger, 330.348.6089, tygerhyde@aol.com

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

April 19

The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Open House and Rummage Sale on April 19th from 10-2.

 

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 19

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunt will be April 19th from 8-10am at the Windham UMC, 9051 N. Main St. in Windham. Open to kids ages 12 and under. Free picture with the Bunny, make crafts, Easter egg hunt, and have breakfast on us

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

April 26

On April 26th there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and we will serve until 6:30, unless we run out. Dinner will include mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeout’s are available.

 

Spring Rummage Sale

April 26

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on April 25th from 9-5 and April 26th from 9-1. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall. Call 330-274-8861 for more info.

 

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner 

 April 26

The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Steak Cookout on April 26th at the Newton Falls Community Center on Quarry Street.The meal includes a 14-ounce sirloin steak, on the grill, cooked as you wish, salad, potato, drink, and dessert, all for $15.00. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any NF Kiwanis member or by calling Bob at 330-872-3854. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. The Kiwanis half of the proceeds will go to the Kiwanis Eliminate Project. This project, in conjunction with UNICEF, is aimed at eliminating maternal and neo-natal tetanus worldwide. The proceeds from the steak cookout will help in three of our local projects: the junior Olympics on May 3rd at Newton Falls High School football field; our two annual scholarships awarded in May; and our new book give-away to first graders in May. Kiwanis meets every Tuesday (except the last Tuesday of the month) at 6:30 pm at The Covered Bridge Inn Restaurant. We welcome new members.

 

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an instructional T-ball program for boys and girls ages 4 and 6; child must be at least 4 years old before May 31st. The fundamentals of basic baseball / softball are taught as children learn better throwing, catching and batting techniques using tennis balls and batting tees. Classes will be held on Saturdays May 31st to June 28th from 10-11:15am. at Havre Woods Park in Ravenna.  Registration fee for City Taxpayers (live or work in the Ravenna City) is $32.00 or Non-City Taxpayers is $40.00.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

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Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

Southington U.M.C. Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7 pm. The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! For more info call 330-898-2156.

 

Leopold Bench Orders

March

Hilltop CYF United will be taking orders for Leopold Benches through the month of March. Payment appreciated with order. In April they will be building the benches and in May they will be delivered to you. 48” double is $50 and 24” single is $35. Choose your color; medium brown, dark brown, green, red or unstained. Checks payable to Hilltop CYF United. Place your order today! Contact Rick Painley 330-606-6314 or rick. painley@charginschools.org.

 

4-H All Stars 

Enrolling Now

4-H All Stars is enrolling new members for the coming year. Youth must be 5 years old through 19 years as of January 1st, 2014 and live in Portage County. Our club offers many projects: small animals, sewing, cooking, quilting, photography, electricity, wood working, small engines and many more. We meet in Nelson Township. Call Janet at 440-548-5142 or 330-235-3687 for more information.

 

Benefit Book Sale

Sundays in March

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, every Sunday in March 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.

 

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm.  Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.

 

Windham Am. Legion Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Windham American Legion Post 674 fish fry Friday night’s from 4-7:30pm now through Lent. Fish, chicken, shrimp, or combo dinners available. Also choice of 2 sides; green beans, mac & cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, and a dessert. Cost $8.00 per dinner; children under 5, free. Carry out available, call 330-326-3188. The Legion post is located on S. R.303 in Windham.

 

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

 

Wednesday Lenten Services

Through Apr 9

The Windham Community Clergy Fellowship invites you to join them for Wednesday Lenten service followed by a time of fellowship.  All the services will be at 7pm and will be conducted jointly by the pastors and laity in the Windham area. March 12–Congregational Church of Windham 9029 N. Main St. March 19–Windham Church of the Nazarene 9749 E. Center St., March 26–St. Michaels Catholic Church 9736 E. Center St., April 2– Windham United Methodist Church 9051 N. Main St., April 9– Congregational Church of Windham  9029 N. Main St.

 

All New Lenten Pierogi & Fish Dinner

Through Apr 11

The Mantua Knights of Columbus are once again hosting their Annual Lenten Dinners every Friday during Lent 3/07- 4/11. Location will be at their hall on S.R.44 (North of S.R. 82). Door will be open 5:00-8:00 p.m. Serving ends at 7:30 pm. Enjoy your choice of combinations of pierogis, all new baked, beer battered cod or breaded shrimp. All dinners include: two hot vegetables; choice of coleslaw or apple sauce; rolls and butter; beverage and fresh desserts. Takeout’s available after 4:30 p.m. by calling 330-274-2576. Prices are adults $12.00, seniors $11.00, kids 12 and under $6.00 for the pierogi and fish sticks or pierogi and shrimp dinners (as always mac and cheese, available as a substitute for kids side). All major credit cards accepted.

 

Soup & Sandwich Suppers

Through April 16

On Wednesdays throughout the season of Lent (March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9,16), soup and sandwich suppers will be held 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the community rooms of the Garrettsville United Methodist Church (handicapped accessible)for all those seeking to be filled with food  and fellowship.    Come to partake. Come to contribute. Come.

 

Spring Fling Raffle

Buy Now

Buy your ticket now for Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County’s Spring Fling Raffle. Tickets are $50 and only 200 will be sold. If all 200 are sold, one person will win $5000. In the event that 200 are not sold, a straight 50/50 drawing will be implemented. Don’t wait! To purchase your ticket call the Big Brothers & Sisters office at 330-296-6655.

 

Spring Soccer Signups

Register Now

Soccer Signups for Current 7th and 8th grade Coed Garfield students in Geauga County League with Brosius Rd as home field.  Travel to Geauga County is required but not provided. Tentative practices to begin mid April and games in May. Contact Kim Curry 330-527-2186 or curryk19@yahoo.com.  Cost is $25.00 each.  Coached by the Garfield High School soccer coaches

 

Newton Falls Football Fish Fry Fridays

Now-Good Friday

Lenten fish fry at Newton Falls VFW every Friday now through Good Friday. Now – April 11th from 409om and April 18th from 11-9pm. Dinners include fried fish, bread and your choice of 3 sides. Cost is $9 for adults, $8 for Veterans and $7 for children 10 and under. The VFW Post is located at 433 Arlington Blvd in Newton Falls. Hosted by the Newton Falls Mothers Club  and proceeds to benefit the Newton Falls Football program. Call in orders 234-223-0448.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

March 21

Our next Kiwanis All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be March 21st from 5-7pm in the Hiram College Kennedy Center, upstairs in Dix Dining Room. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and dessert. Dinner is $6.00 for adults, children under 8 FREE! Carry out available.

Girl Scout Cookie Sales

March  22

Girl Scout troop 442 from Crestwood Intermediate School will be selling cookies at two locations this month – please come see what a girl can do!  Cookies are $4/box (cash only) and we will have 8 varieties available.  We will be at the Giant Eagle in Streetsboro on March 15th from 1-4 and Mantua Hardware on March 22nd  from 9:00-3:00.  For questions, please call 330-858-9043. We hope to see you there!

 

Pruning: Art & Science

March 22

Master Gardeners Jim Zeitz and Deb Palmisano will demonstrate proper pruning techniques to achieve desired growth and maximum performance. Understand the when, how, where and why associated with pruning all your landscape plants and trees.  Light refreshments provided. March 22nd from 9-noon. $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.  Send check payable to “OSU Extension,” OSU Extension Office, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. geauga.osu.edu

 

Bog Sucker Boogie

March 22

Woodcocks will be all atwitter as they perform their evening aerial song and incredible sky dance. Join naturalist Bob Faber at 6:30pm as he leads a quiet observational walk to look and listen for these odd and secretive birds that go by entertaining nicknames like “timberdoodle”, “Labrador twister” and “bog sucker”. Fee: $7 for members of the Friends of the Field Station ($10 for non-members). Phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register and for directions.

 

Crestwood Baseball Benefit

March 22

Crestwood Baseball Benefit spaghetti dinner & Chinese auction will be March 22nd from 4-8 pm at Saint Joseph’s church. Pre-event tickets are $7, Adults $9 and kiss 5-11/senior citizens $5. Tickets   can be purchased from baseball players or Coach Bakalar 330-274-2214 ext. 403.

 

Bluegrass Music 

March 22 

Bluegrass Music event will be March 22 at Chapparell’s Community Center (2418 South Arlington Rd., Akron, OH). Featuring two bands:  Coney Carver & the Rainbow Valley Boys and Young & Blue. Doors open at 5:30PM, Music from 7:00-11:00PM. Admission $10, children under 12 free with an adult.   For more information contact Coney Carver at 330-592-5648

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

March 22

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Swiss Steak dinner March 22nd 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.

 

Stephens Memorial Observatory Open

March 22

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open to the public on March 22nd from 9-11pm. Visitors can stop in for a look at the giant and beautiful planet Jupiter, the Beehive star cluster, and perhaps other objects of interest. Clear skies are a must for this 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.

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

March 22

The Nelson UMC will be hosting their Swiss Steak dinner of March 22nd at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle. Dinner will be served from 4-7 pm and the cost is $9.00 for adults. The dinner consists of tender Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn casserole, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage.

 

Nature’s Wine: Painting Workshop

March 22

Join instructor Carol Agnew and come paint with us! All skill levels are invited for an afternoon of fun, creativity and relaxation while enjoying our featured wine from Candlelight Winery! The painting workshop will be held at the Hiram College Field Station on Wheeler Rd. (between Hiram and Garrettsville from 3:30-6:30pm on March 22. Paint, brushes and canvas are all supplied. Fee: $25 for members of Friends of the Field Station, faculty/staff/students ($30 for non-members). To register, phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Worship 101

March 22

The Southington UMC will be hosting a night of Praise and Worship featuring the praise and worship band “Worship 101”. Please join us at 7 pm on March 22nd. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Dress is casual. Call 330-898-2156 for more info.

 

Free Water Well Monitoring

March 24

Concerned Citizens of Ohio/Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room of Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road in Hiram. Next testing will be held March 24th at 7pm. For more information contact Gwen Fischer at 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com

 

Women’s History Month Event

March 25

The public is invited to attend a free event honoring Women’s History month on March 25th at 7pm for a program featuring Great Women in the Mahoning Valley History. The League of Women Voters of  Greater Youngstown and  The Mahoning Valley Historical Society are sponsoring  this program by Traci Manning at Tyler Historical Center in downtown Youngstown .Traci’s lectures are always very interesting and informative.  The Tyler Mahoning Valley Historical Center is located at 325 West Federal Street with ample parking and facilities that are handicap accessible.

 

Mantua Community Center 

March 25

The Community Center at Mantua Center has reopened, now on Tuesdays, in the gym of the old Center School on Center Rd just north of SR 82.  Hours are 9:30 to 4:00, with coffee, tea, and fellowship available all day.  A water color group (not a formal class) will meet from 9:30 to 11:00; bring your own supplies.  Also bring a dish to share for potluck lunch at noon.   Our one o’clock program for March 25 will be show and tell, so bring something you’d like to tell the group about: a hobby or collection, something you made or old photos taken at the school are some suggestions.  Other available activities include a picture puzzle to work on, board or card games to play, and guided exercise if there is interest.  It’s all free, and your attendance is a vote to make community use of this landmark building

 

Your Power is Not in Your PowerPoint

March 25

Indian Trails Chapter IAAP will meet on March 25th at 5:45 pm at The Davey Institute, 1500 N. Mantua St., Kent. Deborah Darling will present Your Power is Not in Your PowerPoint. This course will start by giving you some background in how the mind takes in information and how the information needs to be delivered in order to gain the most attention and retention by the listener. This course will help you create presentations that will move your audiences to action in a powerful and persuasive manner. Light refreshments will be served.  RSVP: Janis Hittle, CAP-OM at 330-673-9515 ext. 8363 or janis.hittle@davey.com before March 24th.

God Provides a Free Meal

March 28

God Provides a free meal March 28th at Nelson UMC from 4-6 pm. Dinner will include beef & noodles, green beans, roll and dessert.

 

Men’s Breakfast

March 29

Nelson UMC Men’s Breakfast will be March 29th at Nelson UMC and April 26th at Windham UMC, both at 9:00 am.

 

Lenten Potluck Dinner

March 30

Lenten Potluck Dinner at Portage Faith UMC, 9922 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua on March 30th at 6pm. Bring your favorite food dish to share and casual place setting.  At 6:45pm: speaker Sandra Zirkursh will present monologue of Mrs. Noah: a humorous look at life and the Ark. Free will offering will go to Nehemiah Mission.

 

Chicken Dinner

April 2

Southington UMC, St Rt 305 & 534, Southington, OH will be holding a chicken dinner, on April 2nd from 3:30 to 6:00. The menu includes: one fourth of a chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, 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.

 

Make Your Own Birdbath, Fountain or Bubbler

April 5

Water features are the hottest trend in garden decor.  Spend an enjoyable morning learning the basics in creating simple bubblers and fountains.  Enhance your flower bed and attract birds with your own creation.April 5th from 10am-1pm.  $40 fee. Materials included:  indoor/outdoor ceramic, terra cotta or resin pot; water pump and tubing; decorative stones and more.  Light refreshments. Preregistration is required and limited to 24 participants.    Call 440-834-4656.

 

NF Cemetery Association Dinner

April 5

A dinner sponsored by the Newton Township Cemetery Association will be held April 5th from 4-7 p.m. at the First Christian Church; 17 N. Canal St., Newton Falls. The menu will be creamed chicken on biscuit, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, dessert, and beverages. Prices for the dinner are: Ages 12- Adults  $9.00,  Ages 3-11  $6.00  Ages 2 & under  free. Proceeds from the dinner will be used for a cemetery improvement project. Tickets are available from any association member or call Louanne at 330.872.1353.

 

The Lordsmen in Concert

April 6

Join us April 6th at the Faith Evangelical Free Church in Garrettsville, as we hear The Lordsmen in concert. The service will begin at 11 am. The Lordsmen is a male quartet from Elkview, WV, and have traveled since 1966 spreading God’s Word through Southern gospel music. For more information, contact the church at 330-527-4068 or visit www.lordsmen.org.

 

Prom Dress Sale

April 6

On April 6th from 1-5 in the High School band room, the James A. Garfield softball team will be sponsoring a prom dress sale featuring new and pre-owned prom dresses. All dresses will be priced from $5 up, nothing over $50. If you would like to help by donating a dress, please contact Sherry at 330-715-0837 or Tammy at 330-571-1534. All dresses purchased or donated will be given a tax deductible receipt.

 

Kolache Bake

April 8 & 9

St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking homemade Kolache for the Easter holiday and you may purchase this taste of Eastern Europe at the low cost of $10.00 each. Your choice of apricot, nut and poppy seed. To order, contact Barbara Wolff at 330-872-1951. Pickup times will be April 8th from 11am-3pm and April 9th from 11am-6pm.

 

Rummage & Bake Sale

April 9 & 10

The Southington UMC Day Circle, Rts 305 &534 in Southington will be holding a Rummage & Bake Sale, will be April 9th  from 9-4pm. Homemade soup, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages will be available for purchase. Carry Outs also available. Bag Day will be April 10th from 9-11am. For more details call the church at 330-898-2156

 

Preschool Registration Open House

April 10

Apple Tree Preschool, located at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church on Park Avenue in Garrettsville, will be having a Registration Open House on April 10th between 6:00 and 7:30 PM.  Come check out our classrooms, meet the teachers and learn about our Step Up to Quality award-winning program!  Apple Tree Preschool is currently registering students between 3-5 years of age for fall classes. Call the church office at 330-527-2055 for more information.”

 

Drug Awareness Program

April 10

The head of the drug task force of the Portage County Sheriff’s Department will have a presentation on drug awareness in Portage County at the Nelson Community Center on April 10th at 7pm. Sponsored by Nelson Township Trustees.

 

Oink & Squeal Party

April 12

The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459 Oink and Squeal Party raffle and Chinese auction will be April 12th. Doors open at 5pm and raffle begins at 7pm. Raffle tickets are $2.00 each. 1st prize $250, 2nd prize $150 and 3rd prize $75, as well as 20 hams. Admission is nonperishable food and bath items or cash donations. The post is located at 1450 Goodwin St. For tickets contact any American Legion Ladies Auxiliary member.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 12

Windham UMC Spaghetti Dinner will be April 12th from 4:30-7 pm. Dinner includes all-you-can eat spaghetti, coleslaw, bread and butter, dessert and beverage. The church is located at 9051 N. Main Street in Windham.

 

Hypertufa Workshop

April 12

Come create a Hypertufa planter on April 12th from 10:00 a.m.-Noon at the Portage County Garden Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio (St. Rt. 44 s. of Rootstown) Fee: $20 all materials (except plants) included Contact Helena Parry for registration 330-673-0577.You can create a hypertufa planter. Materials will be provided. If you have a special form you want to use, or special items for creating outside texture, please bring them. We provide disposable latex gloves, but you may wish to bring a sturdier pair of dishwashing gloves. Your finished container will be wet. To safely transport the container in your vehicle, consider how to best secure your creation for the drive home. As your container cures it will strengthen, ensuring that it will stand the test of time in your garden. Contact Helena Parry at hmparry@att.net 330-673-0577

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 12

The 61st annual Newton Falls Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Girl Scouts will be held April 12th at 1 pm at the Community Center basketball courts. The event is for ages 2 through 10. There will be 8000 eggs placed, all with prizes. The Easter Bunny will be visiting along with guests. Anyone wishing to donate of help in any way, please call Shara Sullivan 330-872-7333.

 

Introduction to Bonsai  

April 12

Geauga County Master Gardeners present master of bonsai, Dale Harder, from The Cleveland Bonsai Club.  Learn about the history, origin and meaning of the ancient art of bonsai and how you can get started in creating your own bonsai tree.  Dale will display a few of his own creations.  Enjoy a demonstration and instructions in choosing the right plant, tools and pruning techniques.  Light refreshments provided. $15 fee.  While walk-ins are welcome, early registration is appreciated.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

April 19

The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Open House and Rummage Sale on April 19th from 10-2.

 

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 19

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunt will be April 19th from 8-10am at the Windham UMC, 9051 N. Main St. in Windham. Open to kids ages 12 and under. Free picture with the Bunny, make crafts, Easter egg hunt, and have breakfast on us

 

Shooting Stars Soccer

Apr 12 –May 17

Shooting Stars Soccer teaches children 3 and 4 years, with help from parents and instructors, the basic skills of soccer.   Non-competitive games will be played throughout this five week program and each child will receive a T-shirt.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayer is $32 and non-city taxpayers is $35. Min 10 and max 14 per session. Pre-Registration in person will begin Jan13th at Ravenna Parks and Recreation office at 530 North Freedom Street, Ravenna, you can register on-line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us.  For more information please contact us at: (330) 296-2864

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

April 26

On April 26th there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and we will serve until 6:30, unless we run out. Dinner will include mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeout’s are available.

 

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an instructional T-ball program for boys and girls ages 4 and 6; child must be at least 4 years old before May 31st. The fundamentals of basic baseball / softball are taught as children learn better throwing, catching and batting techniques using tennis balls and batting tees. Classes will be held on Saturdays May 31st to June 28th from 10-11:15am. at Havre Woods Park in Ravenna.  Registration fee for City Taxpayers (live or work in the Ravenna City) is $32.00 or Non-City Taxpayers is $40.00.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

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Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

Southington U.M.C. Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7 pm. The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! For more info call 330-898-2156.

 

Spring Storytime Registration 

 Now

Portage County District Library announces that spring storytime registration begins March 3rd at most branch libraries. To register, or for more information, contact your branch library. 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). For information about other library programs and services, visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.

 

Leopold Bench Orders

March

Hilltop CYF United will be taking orders for Leopold Benches through the month of March. Payment appreciated with order. In April they will be building the benches and in May they will be delivered to you. 48” double is $50 and 24” single is $35. Choose your color; medium brown, dark brown, green, red or unstained. Checks payable to Hilltop CYF United. Place your order today! Contact Rick Painley 330-606-6314 or rick. painley@charginschools.org.

 

4-H All Stars 

Enrolling Now

4-H All Stars is enrolling new members for the coming year. Youth must be 5 years old through 19 years as of January 1st, 2014 and live in Portage County. Our club offers many projects: small animals, sewing, cooking, quilting, photography, electricity, wood working, small engines and many more. We meet in Nelson Township. Call Janet at 440-548-5142 or 330-235-3687 for more information.

 

Benefit Book Sale

Sundays in March

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, every Sunday in March 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.

 

Village Piecemakers Quilt Club

Now

Village Piecemakers Quilt Club is extending to new quilters and experienced alike an invitation to attend one of the meetings. The meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Garrettsville Village Hall, 8213 High Street.  For further information you can call Barb at 330-527-2802 after 7 P.M.

 

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm.  Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.

 

Windham Am. Legion Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Windham American Legion Post 674 fish fry Friday night’s from 4-7:30pm now through Lent. Fish, chicken, shrimp, or combo dinners available. Also choice of 2 sides; green beans, mac & cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, and a dessert. Cost $8.00 per dinner; children under 5, free. Carry out available, call 330-326-3188. The Legion post is located on S. R.303 in Windham.

 

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

 

Wednesday Lenten Services

Through Apr 9

The Windham Community Clergy Fellowship invites you to join them for Wednesday Lenten service followed by a time of fellowship.  All the services will be at 7pm and will be conducted jointly by the pastors and laity in the Windham area. March 12–Congregational Church of Windham 9029 N. Main St. March 19–Windham Church of the Nazarene 9749 E. Center St., March 26–St. Michaels Catholic Church 9736 E. Center St., April 2– Windham United Methodist Church 9051 N. Main St., April 9– Congregational Church of Windham  9029 N. Main St.

 

All New Lenten Pierogi & Fish Dinner

Through Apr 11

The Mantua Knights of Columbus are once again hosting their Annual Lenten Dinners every Friday during Lent 3/07- 4/11. Location will be at their hall on S.R.44 (North of S.R. 82). Door will be open 5:00-8:00 p.m. Serving ends at 7:30 pm. Enjoy your choice of combinations of Pierogis, All new Baked, Beer Battered Cod or Breaded shrimp. All dinners include: two hot vegetables; choice of coleslaw or apple sauce; rolls and butter; beverage and fresh desserts. Takeout’s available after 4:30 p.m. by calling 330-274-2576. Prices are adults $12.00, seniors $11.00, kids 12 and under $6.00 for the Pierogi and fish sticks or Pierogi and Shrimp Dinners (as always mac and cheese, available as a substitute for kids side). All major credit cards accepted.

 

Soup & Sandwich Suppers

Through April 16

On Wednesdays throughout the season of Lent (March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9,16), soup and sandwich suppers will be held 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the community rooms of the Garrettsville United Methodist Church (handicapped accessible)for all those seeking to be filled with food  and fellowship.    Come to partake. Come to contribute. Come.

 

Spring Fling Raffle

Buy now

Buy your ticket now for Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County’s Spring Fling Raffle. Tickets are $50 and only 200 will be sold. If all 200 are sold, one person will win $5000. In the event that 200 are not sold, a straight 50/50 drawing will be implemented. Don’t wait! To purchase your ticket call the Big Brothers & Sisters office at 330-296-6655.

 

Spring Soccer Signups

Register Now

Soccer Signups for Current 7th and 8th grade Coed Garfield students in Geauga County League with Brosius Rd as home field.  Travel to Geauga County is required but not provided. Tentative practices to begin mid April and games in May. Contact Kim Curry 330-527-2186 or curryk19@yahoo.com.  Cost is $25.00 each.  Coached by the Garfield High School soccer coaches

 

Newton Falls Football Fish Fry Fridays

Now-Good Friday

Lenten fish fry at Newton Falls VFW every Friday now through Good Friday. Now – April 11th from 409om and April 18th from 11-9pm. Dinners include fried fish, bread and your choice of 3 sides. Cost is $9 for adults, $8 for Veterans and $7 for children 10 and under. The VFW Post is located at 433 Arlington Blvd in Newton Falls. Hosted by the Newton Falls Mothers Club  and proceeds to benefit the Newton Falls Football program. Call in orders 234-223-0448.

 

Benefit Dinner

March 14

JAG Student Council is having a benefit dinner through People Tree on March 14th from 4-8pm in the High School Cafeteria.  It is a spaghetti dinner, all-you-can- eat, for $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 10.  All proceeds will go to benefit the McBride family the AND Grandpa Orban, age 105, who recently lost their home to a fire. Money can be donated directly to People Tree to help the family.

 

Chili Cook- Off

Mar 15

The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Chili Cook-Off from 11:30-2:30  on Mar 15th in the Huntsburg Gym. Please call 330-636-5517 to register your favorite chili. Space is limited. Live music, Chinese auction, cakewalk, raffle, vendors and food.

 

 

St. Patrick’s Party

March 15

The Windham Church of Christ, 9837 Wolf Road in Windham, will have its monthly Family Activity Day on March 15th in the fellowship hall. We will be having a scavenger hunt, with lots of prizes, a cake walk, and a Veggie Tales video. We will also decorate cupcakes and cookies in green! Hot dogs and punch will be served for refreshments. Any questions call Carolyn Miller 330-326-3340. Everyone welcome!

 

 Maple Time!

March 15

You’re invited to an old fashioned Sugarhouse Dinner on March 15th at First United Methodist in Middlefield. The menu includes an extensive salad bar, maple brown bread, maple glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, maple baked beans and maple sundaes and cookies for dessert. Beverages included. Cost is $12.00 for adults, $5.00 ages 6-12 and preschool is free. Serving from 4:30-7 pm. The church is located at 14999 South State Avenue (Rt. 608), one block south of Rt. 87 in Middlefield Village. Handicap accessible. Call the church for more info. 440-632-0480.

 

Pancake Breakfast

March 15

There will be a pancake breakfast on March 15th at Joe’s Window Shop at the corner of Shedd Rd and 168. Open at 6:00 am, all you can eat pancakes, sausage and bacon, muffins with new maple syrup. Homemade donuts to go. 440-834-0326.

 

Youth Shotgun Clinic

March 15

Streetsboro Sportsmen Association will hold a free Youth Shotgun Clinic on March 15th from 9 am – 1 pm at their location on Bloom Road in Nelson. Children aged 9 to 18 are welcome to attend with a responsible adult. Participants will learn basic shotgun safety and operation at one of the NRA’s top affiliates. Call Russ Vandercook by March 9th at (330) 274-3566 to register, or for more information.

 

Scotch Doubles

March 15

The Garfield G-Men high school baseball team will be holding its annual Scotch Doubles fundraiser on March 15th at 9pm. Cost is $40 per couple and includes 3 games of bowling, pizza, pop, beer. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and Chinese Auction. To reserve a spot email or call Coach Norton (bnorton@jagschools.org) 330-527-0273.

 

Celtic Faire

March 15

A Celtic Faire will be held on March 15th at 6pm at the Palmyra UMC (3968 St. Rt. 225 in Diamond, OH) a dinner consisting of roast beef, potatoes, carrots, soup, salad, ethnic bread and desserts will be served as you are entertained by various talented musicians and singers with an Irish, Scottish and Welsh flair. A silent auction will also be held. Cost is $10 a person, reservations are required. Call Kathy 330-654-4956 by March 12th.

 

 

Gardening 101

March 15

Master Gardener Joe Banzer demonstrates a plan for a successful  garden with great tips and how-to pictures. Topics include: soil improvement, raised beds, soil testing, fertilizers, plant selection and other aspects of starting or improving a home garden!  Light refreshments provided. March 15th from 9:30-noon. $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.  Send check payable to “OSU Extension,” OSU Extension Office, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. geauga.osu.edu

 

Chili Cook-Off

March 15

Huntsburg Grange 14th annual chili cook-off and Chinese auction will be held March 15th from 11:30 – 2:30 in the Huntsburg Gym, Rte. 322 and Rte. 528.  Local favorites Bob Stanek and the Boys are Back band are returning for another fun musical experience.  Cake walk, food, kid’s games, 50/50 raffle, vendors and local organizations will keep you busy.  This is an event for the whole family.  Just $3 for a sampler pack and a vote for the People’s Choice award.  For more information or to enter your favorite recipe, call 440-636-5517 or 440-477-2822.

 

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

March 15

A spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held on March 15th from5 – 7 pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rt. 88 in West Farmington. Dinner will include salad, bread, pie, coffee, and juice. Cost is $7.00 for Adults, Ages 5-12 $4.50, Kids under 5 eat free. Carry-outs are available for $7.50.

 

Girl Scout Cookie Sales

March 15 & 22

Girl Scout troop 442 from Crestwood Intermediate School will be selling cookies at two locations this month – please come see what a girl can do!  Cookies are $4/box (cash only) and we will have 8 varieties available.  We will be at the Giant Eagle in Streetsboro on March 15th from 1-4 and Mantua Hardware on March 22nd  from 9:00-3:00.  For questions, please call 330-858-9043. We hope to see you there!

 

Full Moon Field Station Talk: What’s Living in the Water?

March 16

Dr. Jennifer Clark, Assistant Professor of Biology, will be discussing her on-going work with students on monitoring projects within the newly restored portion of Eagle Creek at Hiram College’s JH Barrow Field Station. The talk will focus on what was in the stream prior to restoration, and future work to be conducted to monitor stream health and success of the restoration project. The talk begins at 7:00pm. For more information, phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

AMVETs Post 112 Breakfast

March 16

AMVETS Post 112 breakfast will be held March 16th from 9am – noon at the Post home, 37 W. Broad St. Newton Falls. Menu includes eggs, bacon, home fries, sausage, pancakes, French toast, biscuits & gravy, toast, coffee, juice and tea. Cost is $6 for adults and kids under 4 eat free. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

March 16

A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be held on Sunday, March 16 as a primer for Saint Patrick’s Day at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church from 4:00 to 7:00.  We are located at 8223 Park Ave., next to the Intermediate School.  Dinner, beverage and dessert will be on offer (Hot dogs will be available for the wee ones—not leprechauns—if they would prefer to skip the whole Irish of it).  A freewill offering will be taken, directed to the church general fund.  Pierogis(frozen) are also still available.

 

Mantua Historical Society Meeting

March 17

The Mantua Historical Society will hold its first meeting of 2014, at 7:00 p.m. on March 17th at the Mantua Township Hall, located at the intersection of S.R. 82 and Mantua Center Road.  The members would like to welcome the public and prospective new members to a Show and Tell program that will include light refreshments.  Membership is only $8.00 for a single and $12.00 for a couple.  The museum, which is located on the second floor, will be open after the meeting.

 

Rueben Sandwiches & Spirits

March 17

Come join us for Rueben Sandwiches and Spirits at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 4:00 till 800 p.m. Place 9960 E. Center Street, Windham Ohio. Call 330-326-3188. Carry out available.  March17th.

 

BioBuddies: Life Under a Log!

March 17, 24, & 31

BioBuddies provides hands-on, developmentally appropriate nature experiences for early learners (ages 3-5). During Life Under a Log children will explore the creepy, crawly critters that live under logs in the forest, including salamanders, worms, potato bugs, millipedes and much more. In the process, children will explore habitats, the differences between living and nonliving things, and make a terrarium. Children and adult will meet for three afternoon sessions (1:00-2:30) at the Hiram College Field Station. Fee: $20. To register phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Mantua Community Center Open

March 18

The Community Center at Mantua Center will now be open on Tuesdays from 10-4, starting March 18th.  As before, we will have a potluck meal at about noon, so bring food to share.  We hope to offer more programming, starting with a class on beginning quilt piecing at 1:00 on March 18.  All materials will be provided for you to make a simple 9-patch block which you may either keep or contribute to the making of a quilt which will be given to the family of an Ohio service member who has died in action.  If you have an easily portable sewing machine, please bring it.  Other activities also available; including just chatting, working on a partially completed jigsaw puzzle, and games to play.  Exercise time will be offered if there is interest.  For more information, contact Ellie Monroe at efoster@config.com or 330-274-0711.

 

Chicken Dinner

March 18 

Covenant Bible Fellowship is holding our monthly free dinner on March 18th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. They are located at 8146 High Street, Garrettsville. Dinner menu will include baked chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, brownies and a drink. There are no income restrictions and everything is homemade. Come on over and enjoy and great meal and great fellowship!! If you should have any questions, feel free to call 330-527-4205.

 

Hiram Village Community Meeting 

March 19

The Hiram Recreation & Park Board would like to hear from you at the second meeting concerning the land use of the Hiram School Park property on March 19th from 7-9 pm at the Hiram Village Hall. You may email your comments to the Park Board at park.board.hvoh@gmail.com or mail to PO Box 65 Hiram, OH 44234.

 

The Miracles of Jesus

March 19 & 21

St. Ambrose Parish will present The Miracles of Jesus on March 19th at 7pm in the church. The Stations of the Cross will be presented by the high school Religion class on March 21st at 7pm. These presentations will be presented in shadows on a stage set up in the church. No admission fee, donations accepted

 

Home Cooked Supper 

March 19

The next home cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls will be held March 19th from 5-6:30pm. The dinner will feature Salisbury steak, Mashed Potatoes, Super Salad, Corn, Rolls, Dessert and Beverage. Cost $7 for adults, $5 for children under 10 years. Carryouts will be available.

 

Children’s Illustrator: Robin Brickman

March 20

Join us for a workshop with Robin Brickman, children’s book illustrator, as she helps children make a connection between art and science. She will introduce her method of sculpting paper images, while introducing scientific observation, motor skill development and new art techniques. The workshop if free and open to the public, and begins at 7:00pm in the Hiram College Library. For more information, phone 330.569.5274 or email mccreightja@hiram.edu.

 

Monthly Meeting

March 20

The retirees 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 March 20th at 1:00pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

March 21

Our next Kiwanis All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be March 21st from 5-7pm in the Hiram College Kennedy Center, upstairs in Dix Dining Room. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and dessert. Dinner is $6.00 for adults, children under 8 FREE! Carry out available.

 

Pruning: Art & Science

March 22

Master Gardeners Jim Zeitz and Deb Palmisano will demonstrate proper pruning techniques to achieve desired growth and maximum performance. Understand the when, how, where and why associated with pruning all your landscape plants and trees.  Light refreshments provided. March 22nd from 9-noon. $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.  Send check payable to “OSU Extension,” OSU Extension Office, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. geauga.osu.edu

 

Bog Sucker Boogie

March 22

Woodcocks will be all atwitter as they perform their evening aerial song and incredible sky dance. Join naturalist Bob Faber at 6:30pm as he leads a quiet observational walk to look and listen for these odd and secretive birds that go by entertaining nicknames like “timberdoodle”, “Labrador twister” and “bog sucker”. Fee: $7 for members of the Friends of the Field Station ($10 for non-members). Phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register and for directions.

 

Baseball Camp

March 22

The Garfield G-Men high school baseball team will again be hosting its 1 day youth camp. There will be two time slots available: ages 8-10 will be from 10:00 am -12:30. Ages 11-14 will be from 1pm-4pm. Both camps will be held in the HS gymnasium. Campers must register by March 15th to receive a t-shirt. Players can download a registration form from the team’s web site. For questions email Coach Norton bnorton@jagschools.org.

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

March 22

The Nelson UMC will be hosting their Swiss Steak dinner of March 22nd at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle. Dinner will be served from 4-7 pm and the cost is $9.00 for adults. The dinner consists of tender Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn casserole, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage.

 

Nature’s Wine: Painting Workshop

March 22

Join instructor Carol Agnew and come paint with us! All skill levels are invited for an afternoon of fun, creativity and relaxation while enjoying our featured wine from Candlelight Winery! The painting workshop will be held at the Hiram College Field Station on Wheeler Rd. (between Hiram and Garrettsville from 3:30-6:30pm on March 22. Paint, brushes and canvas are all supplied. Fee: $25 for members of Friends of the Field Station, faculty/staff/students ($30 for non-members). To register, phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Worship 101

March 22

The Southington UMC will be hosting a night of Praise and Worship featuring the praise and worship band “Worship 101”. Please join us at 7 pm on March 22nd. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Dress is casual. Call 330-898-2156 for more info.

 

Free Water Well Monitoring

March 24

Concerned Citizens of Ohio/Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room of Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road in Hiram. Next testing will be held March 24th at 7pm. For more information contact Gwen Fischer at 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com

 

Your Power is Not in Your PowerPoint

March 25

Indian Trails Chapter IAAP will meet on March 25th at 5:45 pm at The Davey Institute, 1500 N. Mantua St., Kent. Deborah Darling will present Your Power is Not in Your PowerPoint. This course will start by giving you some background in how the mind takes in information and how the information needs to be delivered in order to gain the most attention and retention by the listener. This course will help you create presentations that will move your audiences to action in a powerful and persuasive manner. Light refreshments will be served.  RSVP: Janis Hittle, CAP-OM at 330-673-9515 ext. 8363 or janis.hittle@davey.com before March 24th.

 

Men’s Breakfast

March 29

Nelson UMC Men’s Breakfast will be March 29th at Nelson UMC and April 26th at Windham UMC, both at 9:00 am.

 

Make Your Own Birdbath, Fountain or Bubbler

April 5

Water features are the hottest trend in garden decor.  Spend an enjoyable morning learning the basics in creating simple bubblers and fountains.  Enhance your flower bed and attract birds with your own creation.April 5th from 10am-1pm.  $40 fee. Materials included:  indoor/outdoor ceramic, terra cotta or resin pot; water pump and tubing; decorative stones and more.  Light refreshments. Preregistration is required and limited to 24 participants.    Call 440-834-4656.

 

NF Cemetery Association Dinner

April 5

A dinner sponsored by the Newton Township Cemetery Association will be held April 5th from 4-7 p.m. at the First Christian Church; 17 N. Canal St., Newton Falls. The menu will be creamed chicken on biscuit, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, dessert, and beverages. Prices for the dinner are: Ages 12- Adults  $9.00,  Ages 3-11  $6.00  Ages 2 & under  free. Proceeds from the dinner will be used for a cemetery improvement project. Tickets are available from any association member or call Louanne at 330.872.1353.

 

Prom Dress Sale

April 6

On April 6th from 1-5 in the High School band room, the James A. Garfield softball team will be sponsoring a prom dress sale featuring new and pre-owned prom dresses. All dresses will be under $50. If you would like to help by donating a dress, please contact Sherry at 330-715-0837 or Tammy at 330-571-1534. All dresses purchased or donated will be given a tax deductible receipt.

 

Kolache Bake

April 8 & 9

St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking homemade Kolache for the Easter holiday and you may purchase this taste of Eastern Europe at the low cost of $10.00 each. Your choice of apricot, nut and poppy seed. To order, contact Barbara Wolff at 330-872-1951. Pickup times will be April 8th from 11am-3pm and April 9th from 11am-6pm.

 

Oink & Squeal Party

April 12

The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459 Oink and Squeal Party raffle and Chinese auction will be April 12th. Doors open at 5pm and raffle begins at 7pm. Raffle tickets are $2.00 each. 1st prize $250, 2nd prize $150 and 3rd prize $75, as well as 20 hams. Admission is nonperishable food and bath items or cash donations. The post is located at 1450 Goodwin St. For tickets contact any American Legion Ladies Auxiliary member.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 12

Windham UMC Spaghetti Dinner will be April 12th from 4:30-7 pm. Dinner includes all-you-can eat spaghetti, coleslaw, bread and butter, dessert and beverage. The church is located at 9051 N. Main Street in Windham.

 

Hypertufa Workshop

April 12

Come create a Hypertufa planter on April 12th from 10:00 a.m.-Noon at the Portage County Garden Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio (St. Rt. 44 s. of Rootstown) Fee: $20 all materials (except plants) included Contact Helena Parry for registration 330-673-0577.You can create a hypertufa planter. Materials will be provided. If you have a special form you want to use, or special items for creating outside texture, please bring them. We provide disposable latex gloves, but you may wish to bring a sturdier pair of dishwashing gloves. Your finished container will be wet. To safely transport the container in your vehicle, consider how to best secure your creation for the drive home. As your container cures it will strengthen, ensuring that it will stand the test of time in your garden. Contact Helena Parry at hmparry@att.net 330-673-0577

 

Introduction to Bonsai  

April 12

Geauga County Master Gardeners present master of bonsai, Dale Harder, from The Cleveland Bonsai Club.  Learn about the history, origin and meaning of the ancient art of bonsai and how you can get started in creating your own bonsai tree.  Dale will display a few of his own creations.  Enjoy a demonstration and instructions in choosing the right plant, tools and pruning techniques.  Light refreshments provided. $15 fee.  While walk-ins are welcome, early registration is appreciated.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

April 19

The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Open House and Rummage Sale on April 19th from 10-2.

 

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 19

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunt will be April 19th from 8-10am at the Windham UMC, 9051 N. Main St. in Windham. Open to kids ages 12 and under. Free picture with the Bunny, make crafts, Easter egg hunt, and have breakfast on us

 

Shooting Stars Soccer

Apr 12 –May 17

Shooting Stars Soccer teaches children 3 and 4 years, with help from parents and instructors, the basic skills of soccer.   Non-competitive games will be played throughout this five week program and each child will receive a T-shirt.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayer is $32 and non-city taxpayers is $35. Min 10 and max 14 per session. Pre-Registration in person will begin Jan13th at Ravenna Parks and Recreation office at 530 North Freedom Street, Ravenna, you can register on-line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us.  For more information please contact us at: (330) 296-2864

 

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an instructional T-ball program for boys and girls ages 4 and 6; child must be at least 4 years old before May 31st. The fundamentals of basic baseball / softball are taught as children learn better throwing, catching and batting techniques using tennis balls and batting tees. Classes will be held on Saturdays May 31st to June 28th from 10-11:15am. at Havre Woods Park in Ravenna.  Registration fee for City Taxpayers (live or work in the Ravenna City) is $32.00 or Non-City Taxpayers is $40.00.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

Tickets for Brigadoon may only be purchased from Mrs. Young at the High School front office, Mon-Fri from 8am-2pm. You may contact her at 330-527-4341. Cost of tickets are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students 18 and under and senior citizens. There are NO refunds and NO changing of seats and dates after purchase is made. Brigadoon will be performed April 3rd-5th at 7:00 pm and April 6th at 2:00 pm.

Garrettsville – The Garrettsville Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, will present a workshop on how to write a resume and cover letter on March 15th from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. The workshop will walk the participants through writing a resume and cover letter from start to finish. Participants will also be able to print 5 copies of their resume and cover letters for free. It is strongly recommended that participants bring with them a USB Drive to save the resume and cover letter they create. Spots in the class are limited and sign up is required. To sign up, go to the circulation desk at the Garrettsville Library or call 330-527-4378. The Garrettsville Library located at 10482 South Street. For additional information about library programs and services, please visit the Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.

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Mentors Needed 

Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is looking for men and women from all walks of life to volunteer. Your time and attention is worth more to a Little Brother or Little Sister than you realize. Start something. Call Big Brothers & Sisters today, 330-296-6655 or visit us online at www.bbsportage.org.

 

Spring Soccer League

Openings Available 

Ravenna Parks and Recreation still has openings in its co-ed youth spring soccer league for children 4 years old to sixth graders.   Space is limited call ASAP to secure a spot.  For more information contact Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department (330) 296-2864 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m. or stop in at 530 North Freedom St.

 

Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

Southington U.M.C. Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7 pm. The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! For more info call 330-898-2156.

 

Spring Storytime Registration 

 Now

Portage County District Library announces that spring storytime registration begins March 3rd at most branch libraries. To register, or for more information, contact your branch library. 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). For information about other library programs and services, visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.

 

Leopold Bench Orders

March

Hilltop CYF United will be taking orders for Leopold Benches through the month of March. Payment appreciated with order. In April they will be building the benches and in May they will be delivered to you. 48” double is $50 and 24” single is $35. Choose your color; medium brown, dark brown, green, red or unstained. Checks payable to Hilltop CYF United. Place your order today! Contact Rick Painlet 330-606-6314 or rick. painley@charginschools.org.

 

4-H All Stars 

Enrolling Now

4-H All Stars is enrolling new members for the coming year. Youth must be 5 years old through 19 years as of January 1st, 2014 and live in Portage County. Our club offers many projects: small animals, sewing, cooking, quilting, photography, electricity, wood working, small engines and many more. We meet in Nelson Township. Call Janet at 440-548-5142 or 330-235-3687 for more information.

 

Food Donations for Geauga Families

March

All Geauga County Public Library locations are collecting food for Geauga families in need throughout the month of March. People who would like to donate nonperishable food items may do so at the collection bins at the following locations: Bainbridge Library, Chardon Library, Geauga West Library in Chesterland, Middlefield Library, Newbury Library Station and Thompson Library Station. See www.GeaugaLibrary.net for addresses and contact info. Anyone in need of food assistance is encouraged to call 2-1-1 First Call for Help. There is no restriction as to age, employment status or family size. For more information, contact your library.

 

Benefit Book Sale

Sundays in March

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, every Sunday in March 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.

 

Village Piecemakers Quilt Club

Now

Village Piecemakers Quilt Club is extending to new quilters and experienced alike an invitation to attend one of the meetings. The meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Garrettsville Village Hall, 8213 High Street.  For further information you can call Barb at 330-527-2802 after 7 P.M.

 

Softball Players Wanted

Register Now

Looking for 12 and under girls softball players interested in playing in an early bird tournament in Akron May 2-4.  This is a local all-star team and will be subject to a tryout. Garrettsville, Windham, Crestwood girls are all welcome. Cost is $50 for entry and uniform t-shirt. Please call or text Coach Tom V 440-487-0486

 

Volunteers Needed 

Adult daycare looking for someone to come once a month and play the piano for seniors. We are also in need of a therapy dog to come visit with seniors once a month. Hours are only M-F from 7:30-5:30 so we would like someone around 1pm to visit with seniors. Please call Madeline Hakin Activity Director 330-296-3214.

 

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm.  Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.

 

Windham Am. Legion Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Windham American Legion Post 674 fish fry Friday night’s from 4-7:30pm now through Lent. Fish, chicken, shrimp, or combo dinners available. Also choice of 2 sides; green beans, mac & cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, and a dessert. Cost $8.00 per dinner; children under 5, free. Carry out available, call 330-326-3188. The Legion post is located on S. R.303 in Windham.

 

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

 

Wednesday Lenten Services

Through Apr 9

The Windham Community Clergy Fellowship invites you to join them for Wednesday Lenten service followed by a time of fellowship.  All the services will be at 7pm and will be conducted jointly by the pastors and laity in the Windham area. March 12–Congregational Church of Windham 9029 N. Main St. March 19–Windham Church of the Nazarene 9749 E. Center St., March 26–St. Michaels Catholic Church 9736 E. Center St., April 2– Windham United Methodist Church 9051 N. Main St., April 9– Congregational Church of Windham  9029 N. Main St.

 

World Day of Prayer

March 7

Messiah Lutheran Church in Newton Falls, is hosting this year’s World Day of Prayer worship service on March 7th at 11 am. There will be a covered dish luncheon after the service and everyone is invited to bring a dish to share.

 

All New Lenten Pierogi & Fish Dinner

March 7-Apr 11

The Mantua Knights of Columbus are once again hosting their Annual Lenten Dinners every Friday during Lent 3/07- 4/11. Location will be at their hall on S.R.44 (North of S.R. 82). Door will be open 5:00-8:00 p.m. Serving ends at 7:30 pm. Enjoy your choice of combinations of Pierogis, All new Baked, Beer Battered Cod or Breaded shrimp. All dinners include: two hot vegetables; choice of coleslaw or apple sauce; rolls and butter; beverage and fresh desserts. Takeout’s available after 4:30 p.m. by calling 330-274-2576. Prices are adults $12.00, seniors $11.00, kids 12 and under $6.00 for the Pierogi and fish sticks or Pierogi and Shrimp Dinners (as always Mac and Cheese, available as a substitute for kids side). All major credit cards accepted.

 

Soup Supper 

March 7

Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary 193 will hold its monthly Soup Supper on March 7th at 6pm at the Village Park Lodge. Open to the public, a variety of homemade soups, salads and desserts are offered for $7 and $3 for children.

 

Relay For Life Dinner

March 8

Middlefield First United Methodist Church will be hosting a Relay For Life Benefit Dinner on March 8th from 5-6:30pm, sponsored by the Berkshire High School 1st United Methodist Team. Menu includes BBQ pulled pork, homemade mac n’ cheese, salad, dessert & beverages. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $5 ages 6-12. Silent auction. Talent show at 7:00 pm with a freewill offering to benefit the American Cancer Society. The church is located at 14999 South State Avenue (Rt. 608), one block south of Rt.  87 in Middlefield Village. Handicap accessible. Call the church 440-632-0480 for more info.

 

Pork Dinner

March 8

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Pork dinner on March 8th from 5-7pm.  Dinner includes Pork, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce, roll, 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.

 

Presque Isle Fundraiser

March 8

A Presque Isle trip has been planned for March 8 as a fundraiser for  the Windham High School Softball program. Cost is $40 per person.  Bus leaves at 2 pm and returns by 11 pm. Contact Dawn at 216-406-0019; Dan at 330-351-2812 or Denise at 330-717-1029 to register or for more info.

 

West Branch State Park: Searching for Little Foot

March 8

At over 8,000 acres of land and water, West Branch is one of the largest parks in the state. Naturalist Bob Faber will lead an exploration of the rolling forested landscape and the extensive shoreline that surrounds the Kirwan Reservoir at 10:00 am. We will be searching for tracks and signs of creatures that live in the area. Extensive oak-hickory and beech-maple woodlands, beaver colonies, and an extensive reach of open lake all contribute to a rich variety of wildlife. Hiking fee: $6 for members of the Friends of the Field Station ($10 for nonmembers). To register, phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

March 9

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an All You Can Eat spaghetti dinner on March 9th at Saint Mary’s social hall (120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls) from 12 – 3 pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Cost is $7 for adults, Children: $3 (6-11), Children: Free (5 & under). Carry outs available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

 

Pancake Breakfast 

March 9

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee. Breakfast will be held March 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.

 

 

 

Crescent Meeting

March 10

The next meeting of Crescent Chapter will be March 10th at 7:30 pm. Members of Garrettsville Masonic Lodge No. 246 will be honored.

 

Drug Awareness Presentation

March 12

The head of the drug task force of the Portage County Sherriff’s Department will be having a presentation on drug awareness in Portage County at Nelson Community Center on the Circle on March 12th at 7:00pm.  Sponsored by the Nelson Township Trustees.

 

Huge Rummage Sale

March 12 & 13

The Appalachian Experience group from St. Joseph Church in Mantua is hosting a huge rummage sale at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall (11845 St. Rt. 44) on March 12th from 10am-7 pm, and March 13th from 10am- 2pm (bag day). Donations of clean, usable items are appreciated and may be dropped off at the front entrance of the K of C Hall on March 10th between 10am and 7pm and March 11th between 10am and 2pm or by appointment. For further information or to volunteer, please contact Kathi Trares (330-274-2253 or ktrares@stjosephmantua.com).

 

Auxiliary Meeting

March 13

The Mantua American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 1pm on March 13th.

 

Benefit Dinner

March 14

JAG Student Council is having a benefit dinner through People Tree on March 14th from 4-8pm in the High School Cafeteria.  It is a spaghetti dinner, all you can eat, for $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 10.  All proceeds will go to benefit the McBride family who recently lost their home to a fire. Money can be donated directly to People Tree to help the family.

 

Monthly Dance

March 15

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have its monthly dance on March 15th from 7:30-10:30pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Avenue in Tallmadge, Ohio. Open to the public, and nonmembers are invited to join the PWP members in celebrating the “Wearing of the Green” dance theme. If you are interested in joining PWP, call Warrine 330-322-9559 for more information.

 

Chili Cook- Off

Mar 15

The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Chili Cook-Off from 11:30-2:30  on Mar 15th in the Huntsburg Gym. Please call 330-636-5517 to register your favorite chili. Space is limited. Live music, Chinese auction, cakewalk, raffle, vendors and food.

 

St. Patrick’s Party

March 15

The Windham Church of Christ, 9837 Wolf Road in Windham, will have its monthly Family Activity Day on March 15th in the fellowship hall. We will be having a scavenger hunt, with lots of prizes, a cake walk, and a Veggie Tales video. We will also decorate cupcakes and cookies in green! Hot dogs and punch will be served for refreshments. Any questions call Carolyn Miller 330-326-3340. Everyone welcome!

 

 Maple Time!

March 15

You’re invited to an old fashioned Sugarhouse Dinner on March 15th at First United Methodist in Middlefield. The menu includes an extensive salad bar, maple brown bread, maple glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, maple baked beans and maple sundaes and cookies for dessert. Beverages included. Cost is $12.00 for adults, $5.00 ages 6-12 and preschool is free. Serving from 4:30-7 pm. The church is located at 14999 South State Avenue (Rt. 608), one block south of Rt. 87 in Middlefield Village. Handicap accessible. Call the church for more info. 440-632-0480.

 

Pancake Breakfast

March 15

There will be a pancake breakfast on March 15th at Joe’s Window Shop at the corner of Shedd Rd and 168. Open at 6:00 am, all you can eat pancakes, sausage and bacon, muffins with new maple syrup. Homemade donuts to go. 440-834-0326.

 

Youth Shotgun Clinic

March 15

Streetsboro Sportsmen Association will hold a free Youth Shotgun Clinic on March 15th from 9 am – 1 pm at their location on Bloom Road in Nelson. Children aged 9 to 18 are welcome to attend with a responsible adult. Participants will learn basic shotgun safety and operation at one of the NRA’s top affiliates. Call Russ Vandercook by March 9th at (330) 274-3566 to register, or for more information.

 

Scotch Doubles

March 15

The Garfield G-Men high school baseball team will be holding its annual Scotch Doubles fundraiser on March 15th at 9pm. Cost is $40 per couple and includes 3 games of bowling, pizza, pop, beer. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and Chinese Auction. To reserve a spot email or call Coach Norton bnorton@jagschools.org 330-527-0273.

 

Celtic Faire

March 15

A Celtic Faire will be held on March 15th at 6pm at the Palmyra UMC (3968 St. Rt. 225 in Diamond, OH) a dinner consisting of roast beef, potatoes, carrots, soup, salad, ethnic bread and desserts will be served as you are entertained by various talented musicians and singers with an Irish, Scottish and Welsh flair. A silent auction will also be held. Cost is $10 a person, reservations are required. Call Kathy 330-654-4956 by March 12th.

Gardening 101

March 15

Master Gardener Joe Banzer demonstrates a plan for a successful  garden with great tips and how-to pictures. Topics include: soil improvement, raised beds, soil testing, fertilizers, plant selection and other aspects of starting or improving a home garden!  Light refreshments provided. March 15th from 9:30-noon. $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.  Send check payable to “OSU Extension,” OSU Extension Office, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. geauga.osu.edu

 

Chili Cook-Off

March 15

Huntsburg Grange 14th annual chili cook-off and Chinese auction will be held March 15th from 11:30 – 2:30 in the Huntsburg Gym, Rte. 322 and Rte. 528.  Local favorites Bob Stanek and the Boys are Back band are returning for another fun musical experience.  Cake walk, food, kid’s games, 50/50 raffle, vendors and local organizations will keep you busy.  This is an event for the whole family.  Just $3 for a sampler pack and a vote for the People’s Choice award.  For more information or to enter your favorite recipe, call 440-636-5517 or 440-477-2822.

 

Full Moon Field Station Talk: What’s Living in the Water?

March 16

Dr. Jennifer Clark, Assistant Professor of Biology, will be discussing her on-going work with students on monitoring projects within the newly restored portion of Eagle Creek at Hiram College’s JH Barrow Field Station. The talk will focus on what was in the stream prior to restoration, and future work to be conducted to monitor stream health and success of the restoration project. The talk begins at 7:00pm. For more information, phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

AMVETs Post 112 Breakfast

March 16

AMVETS Post 112 breakfast will be held March 16th from 9am – noon at the Post home, 37 W. Broad St. Newton Falls. Menu includes eggs, bacon, home fries, sausage, pancakes, French toast, biscuits & gravy, toast, coffee, juice and tea. Cost is $6 for adults and kids under 4 eat free. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.

 

St. Patty’s Day Dinner

March 16

The Garrettsville UMC invites you to come for a St. Patty’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner on March 16th from 4-7pm. Dinner, drink and dessert included; hot dogs available for the wee little ones. This is a fundraiser and a good-will offering will be taken. We are located at 8223 Park Ave., next to the Intermediate School.

 

Mantua Historical Society Meeting

March 17

The Mantua Historical Society will hold its’ first meeting of 2014, at 7:00 p.m. on March 17th at the Mantua Township Hall, located at the intersection of S.R. 82 and Mantua Center Road.  The members would like to welcome the public and prospective new members to a Show and Tell program that will include light refreshments.  Membership is only $8.00 for a single and $12.00 for a couple.  The museum, which is located on the second floor, will be open after the meeting.

 

Rueben Sandwiches & Spirits

March 17

Come join us for Rueben Sandwiches and Spirits at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 4:00 till 800 p.m. Place 9960 E. Center Street, Windham Ohio. Call 330-326-3188. Carry out available.  March17th.

 

BioBuddies: Life Under a Log!

March 17, 24, & 31

BioBuddies provides hands-on, developmentally appropriate nature experiences for early learners (ages 3-5). During Life Under a Log children will explore the creepy, crawly critters that live under logs in the forest, including salamanders, worms, potato bugs, millipedes and much more. In the process, children will explore habitats, the differences between living and nonliving things, and make a terrarium. Children and adult will meet for three afternoon sessions (1:00-2:30) at the Hiram College Field Station. Fee: $20. To register phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

The Miracles of Jesus

March 19 & 21

St. Ambrose Parish will present The Miracles of Jesus on March 19th at 7pm in the church. The Stations of the Cross will be presented by the high school Religion class on March 21st at 7pm. These presentations will be presented in shadows on a stage set up in the church. No admission fee, donations accepted

 

Home Cooked Supper 

March 19

The next home cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls will be held March 19th from 5-6:30pm. The dinner will feature Salisbury steak, Mashed Potatoes, Super Salad, Corn, Rolls, Dessert and Beverage. Cost $7 for adults, $5 for children under 10 years. Carryouts will be available.

 

Children’s Illustrator: Robin Brickman

March 20

Join us for a workshop with Robin Brickman, children’s book illustrator, as she helps children make a connection between art and science. She will introduce her method of sculpting paper images, while introducing scientific observation, motor skill development and new art techniques. The workshop if free and open to the public, and begins at 7:00pm in the Hiram College Library. For more information, phone 330.569.5274 or email mccreightja@hiram.edu.

 

Monthly Meeting

March 20

The retirees 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 March 20th at 1:00pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

March 21

Our next Kiwanis All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be March 21st from 5-7pm in the Hiram College Kennedy Center, upstairs in Dix Dining Room. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and dessert. Dinner is $6.00 for adults, children under 8 FREE! Carry out available.

 

Pruning: Art & Science

March 22

Master Gardeners Jim Zeitz and Deb Palmisano will demonstrate proper pruning techniques to achieve desired growth and maximum performance. Understand the when, how, where and why associated with pruning all your landscape plants and trees.  Light refreshments provided. March 22nd from 9-noon. $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.  Send check payable to “OSU Extension,” OSU Extension Office, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. geauga.osu.edu

 

Worship 101

March 22

The Southington UMC will be hosting a night of Praise and Worship featuring the praise and worship band “Worship 101”. Please join us at 7 pm on March 22nd. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Dress is casual. Call 330-898-2156 for more info.

 

Baseball Camp

March 22

The Garfield G-Men high school baseball team will again be hosting its 1 day youth camp. There will be two time slots available: ages 8-10 will be from 10:00 am -12:30. Ages 11-14 will be from 1pm-4pm. Both camps will be held in the HS gymnasium. Campers must register by March 15th to receive a t-shirt. Players can download a registration form from the team’s web site. For questions email Coach Norton bnorton@jagschools.org.

 

Nature’s Wine: Painting Workshop

March 22

Join instructor Carol Agnew and come paint with us! All skill levels are invited for an afternoon of fun, creativity and relaxation while enjoying our featured wine from Candlelight Winery! The painting workshop will be held at the Hiram College Field Station on Wheeler Rd. (between Hiram and Garrettsville from 3:30-6:30pm on March 22. Paint, brushes and canvas are all supplied. Fee: $25 for members of Friends of the Field Station, faculty/staff/students ($30 for non-members). To register, phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Free Water Well Monitoring

March 24

Concerned Citizens of Ohio/Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room of Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road in Hiram. Next testing will be held March 24th at 7pm. For more information contact Gwen Fischer at 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com

 

Original Sewing & Quilting Expo Bus Trip

Apr 4

The Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is sponsoring a bus trip to the Cleveland Sewing Expo (www.sewingexpo.com) at the I-X Center on April 4th.  Pickups will be at Austintown Plaza @ 6:30 a.m., Niles Super K @ 7:00 a.m., and Champion Big Lots @ 7:15 a.m.  We will arrive at the Expo by 9:00 a.m.; leaving @ 6:15 p.m.  Bus fee is $33 for members and $37 for non-members.  You are responsible for your own class fees, and dinner on the way home.  Reservations made by March 21st will receive a free class and free admission. Contact Virginia @ 330-847-7549 for further info.

 

Make Your Own Birdbath, Fountain or Bubbler

April 5

Water features are the hottest trend in garden decor.  Spend an enjoyable morning learning the basics in creating simple bubblers and fountains.  Enhance your flower bed and attract birds with your own creation.April 5th from 10am-1pm.  $40 fee. Materials included:  indoor/outdoor ceramic, terra cotta or resin pot; water pump and tubing; decorative stones and more.  Light refreshments. Preregistration is required and limited to 24 participants.    Call 440-834-4656.

 

Hypertufa Workshop

April 12

Come create a Hypertufa planter on April 12th from 10:00 a.m.-Noon at the Portage County Garden Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio (St. Rt. 44 s. of Rootstown) Fee: $20 all materials (except plants) included Contact Helena Parry for registration 330-673-0577.You can create a hypertufa planter. Materials will be provided. If you have a special form you want to use, or special items for creating outside texture, please bring them. We provide disposable latex gloves, but you may wish to bring a sturdier pair of dishwashing gloves. Your finished container will be wet. To safely transport the container in your vehicle, consider how to best secure your creation for the drive home. As your container cures it will strengthen, ensuring that it will stand the test of time in your garden. Contact Helena Parry at hmparry@att.net 330-673-0577

 

Introduction to Bonsai  

April 12

Geauga County Master Gardeners present master of bonsai, Dale Harder, from The Cleveland Bonsai Club.  Learn about the history, origin and meaning of the ancient art of bonsai and how you can get started in creating your own bonsai tree.  Dale will display a few of his own creations.  Enjoy a demonstration and instructions in choosing the right plant, tools and pruning techniques.  Light refreshments provided. $15 fee.  While walk-ins are welcome, early registration is appreciated.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

Apr 19

The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Open House and Rummage Sale on April 19th from 10-2.

 

Shooting Stars Soccer

Apr 12 –May 17

Shooting Stars Soccer teaches children 3 and 4 years, with help from parents and instructors, the basic skills of soccer.   Non-competitive games will be played throughout this five week program and each child will receive a T-shirt.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayer is $32 and non-city taxpayers is $35. Min 10 and max 14 per session. Pre-Registration in person will begin Jan13th at Ravenna Parks and Recreation office at 530 North Freedom Street, Ravenna, you can register on-line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us.  For more information please contact us at: (330) 296-2864

 

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an instructional T-ball program for boys and girls ages 4 and 6; child must be at least 4 years old before May 31st. The fundamentals of basic baseball / softball are taught as children learn better throwing, catching and batting techniques using tennis balls and batting tees. Classes will be held on Saturdays May 31st to June 28th from 10-11:15am. at Havre Woods Park in Ravenna.  Registration fee for City Taxpayers (live or work in the Ravenna City) is $32.00 or Non-City Taxpayers is $40.00.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

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Student in grades 9 through 12 in James A. Garfield or Windham High Schools are invited to participate in the 4-Way Speech Contest sponsored by the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club.  Check with principals, speech teachers, Interact advisors or go to the website for Rotary District 6630 for more information.  The local prizes are $100 for first place and $50 for second place.  The district reward is $750.  Competition for the local club will be held on March 10 or March 17.  Sign up now!

Benefit Book Sale
Sundays in March
Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, every Sunday in March 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.

Book Group Forming
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Death, Dying & After Life book group forming.  Call Joseph 330 569 3376

Village Piecemakers Quilt Club
Now
Village Piecemakers Quilt Club is extending to new quilters and experienced alike an invitation to attend one of the meetings. The meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Garrettsville Village Hall, 8213 High Street.  For further information you can call Barb at 330-527-2802 after 7 P.M.

Praise and Worship Service
Saturdays
Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service (Located at the town center on S.R. 305) are held on Saturdays at 7pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us!

Softball Players Wanted
Register Now
Looking for 12 and under girls softball players interested in playing in an early bird tournament in Akron May 2-4.  This is a local all-star team and will be subject to a tryout. Garrettsville, Windham, Crestwood girls are all welcome. Cost is $50 for entry and uniform t-shirt.
Please call or text Coach Tom V 440-487-0486
Volunteers Needed
Adult daycare looking for someone to come once a month and play the piano for seniors. We are also in need of a therapy dog to come visit with seniors once a month. Hours are only M-F from 7:30-5:30 so we would like someone around 1pm to visit with seniors. Please call Madeline Hakin Activity Director 330-296-3214.

4-H All Stars
Enrolling Now
4-H All Stars is enrolling new members for the coming year. Youth must be 5 years old through 19 years as of January 1st, 2014 and live in Portage County. Our club offers many projects: small animals, sewing, cooking, quilting, photography, electricity, wood working, small engines and many more. We meet in Nelson Township. Call Janet at 440-548-5142 or 330-235-3687 for more information.

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry
Friday Nights
Garrettsville Eagles Fish fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm.  Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.

Windham Am. Legion Fish Fry
Friday Nights
Windham American Legion Post 674 fish fry Friday night’s from 4-7:30pm now through Lent. Fish, chicken, shrimp, or combo dinners available. Also choice of 2 sides; green beans, mac & cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, and a dessert. Cost $8.00 per dinner children under 5 free. Carry out available call 330-326-3188. The Legion post is located on S. R.303 in Windham. Sponsored by American Legion S.A.L

Monday Breakfast
Mondays
American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning Breakfasts, time 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 information call 330-326-3188

God Provides Meal
Feb 28
God Provides a free meal on Feb 28th from 4-6pm. Dinners includes turkey casserole, salad, roll and dessert. Dinner will be held at Nelson United Methodist Church on Nelson Circle. Call the church for more information.

Youth Softball Sign Ups
Mar 1
Garrettsville Youth Softball signups will be held at the Garrettsville Village Hall on
Mar 1 from 9-12

Garfield Hotstove Baseball Sign ups
Mar 1
Garrettsville Hotstove Baseball signups will be held at the Garrettsville Village Hall on Mar 1 from 9-12. Registration is open to players who will be 5-14 years old on 5/31/14. A copy of your child’s birth certificate must be turned in at the time of sign-ups if they have not played before. For information contact:Phil Britton (pres)330-527-2209 or                                                          Colleen Khairallah (sec)    330-524-2807

Christ Episcopal Craft Show
Mar 1
Mark your calendar for March 1st for the Christ Episcopal Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at 2627 Atlantic St NE Warren, OH.  Admission is $2.00 and Parking is Free! There are over 50 crafters/vendors to showcase their unique items and products. Proceeds for the craft show go toward our outreach ministries at the church.

Swim Lesson Sign Ups
March 2 – 14
Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs. Times: 2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm on Sunday Afternoons. All Levels, All Hours. Lesson are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of free time at the end. March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 13th. Cost: $50.00 per child for all 5 lessons. 4 years and older. Sign-ups: March 2nd from 2:30-5:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. Register online! Deadline to register March 14th. www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons. Questions Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343

Dinner, Games & Auction
March 2
CYF United invites you to an evening of dinner, games and an auction on March 2nd at 5:30pm at the Mantua Center Civic Center. Donations, $5 in advance, or $20/family of 4 or more. $6 at the door. Dinner includes an assortment of homemade soups, breads and salads, desserts and beverages. All proceeds will support the CYF United’s 2014 Mission Trip to Rockford, IL. For reservations call the Aubles 330-569-7466.

Banjo the Clown
March 2
You’re invited to Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd., Garrettsville on March 2nd for a mixture of juggling and sharing the Gospel, by Patrick Jolly as Banjo the Clown. He will be ministering to children, ranging in ages from toddlers to 6th grade. Banjo will be sharing the Word in our church’s story room from 9:45-10:45 am. Call the church 330-527-4068 for more info.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
March 2
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield American Legion will be hosting pancakes and sausage breakfasts on Sundays during the month of March from 9am-1:30pm at the Post Home on Goodwin Street. Call Bo at 440-834-8765 for details.

Special Bingo
March 2
St. Michael’s Special Bingo, 9736 E. Center St, Windham on March 2nd starting at 1:30. Gift and bakery raffles, refreshments available. No one under 18 permitted. Sponsored by Ladies Guild and Knights of Columbus.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfasts
March 2, 9, 16 & 23
The Parkman Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 45th annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfasts at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market – Rt. 422) on Sundays: March 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Adults eat for $8.00; children – $4.00 (Pre-schoolers are free). Adult take-outs are also available.  Our pancakes are served on real plates (no disposables here) and we use only real Geauga County maple syrup.  Our own secret recipe is used for our sausage patties.  You can even buy some sausage to take home and enjoy after our pancake breakfasts are done for the year.  Gather your friends and family and join us for breakfast!

Brighter Day Pancake Supper
March 4
The 9th Annual Eating of the Pancakes will be held on March 4th from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall of Hilltop Christian Church at 4572 W. Prospect St., Mantua. In addition to free pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, milk and coffee, there will also be prizes, crafts and plenty of fellowship to go around. This fun Mardi Gras celebration only happens once a year and you won’t want to miss out!

Exercise your PEROGI-tive.
March 5
Dinner on Ash Wednesday at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 5:00-6:30 p.m.   Ash Wednesday service at 7:00, Offering taken.  Cheese and potato perogies available for purchase

Dr. Seuss Night
March 5
Circle K, a Kiwanis sponsored community service club at Hiram College, invites the community to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at their 2nd annual Dr. Seuss Night on March 5th from 6-8 pm in the Hiram College Kennedy Center, upstairs in the Ballroom. There will be games, crafts, treats, & a story time. The event is free! Fun for pre-school and elementary children

Geauga West Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale
March 5-8
Come early to the Geauga West Friends of the Library spring book sale and find thousands of books, puzzles, music and like new gift items. The Book Sale begins March 5th with the Members’ Preview from 4-6 pm followed by the Open Public Sale from 6-8:30 pm,  March 6th from 9am– 8:30pm , March 7th  from 9am– 4:30pm and March 8th  is $3.00 Bag Day with hours from 9am– 4:30pm. Adult books are 25 cents for pocket-sized paperbacks, $1.00 for hardbacks and oversized paperbacks, and other items are priced individually. 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.

World Day of Prayer
March 7
Messiah Lutheran Church in Newton Falls, is hosting this year’s World Day of Prayer worship service on March 7th at 11 am. There will be a covered dish luncheon after the service and everyone is invited to bring a dish to share.

All New Lenten Pierogi & Fish Dinner
March 7-Apr 11
The Mantua Knights of Columbus are once again hosting their Annual Lenten Dinners every Friday during Lent 3/07- 4/11. Location will be at their hall on S.R.44 (North of S.R. 82). Door will be open 5:00-8:00 p.m. Serving ends at 7:30 pm. Enjoy your choice of combinations of Pierogis, All new Baked, Beer Battered Cod or Breaded shrimp. All dinners include: two hot vegetables; choice of coleslaw or apple sauce; rolls and butter; beverage and fresh desserts. Takeout’s available after 4:30 p.m. by calling 330-274-2576. Prices are adults $12.00, seniors $11.00, kids 12 and under $6.00 for the Pierogi and fish sticks or Pierogi and Shrimp Dinners (as always Mac and Cheese available as a substitute for kids side). All major credit cards accepted.
Presque Isle Fundraiser
March 8
A Presque Isle trip has been planned for March 8 as a fundraiser for  the Windham High School Softball program. Cost is $40 per person.  Bus leaves at 2 pm and returns by 11 pm. Contact Dawn at 216-406-0019; Dan at 330-351-2812 or Denise at 330-717-1029 to register or for more info.

West Branch State Park:
Searching for Little Foot
March 8
At over 8,000 acres of land and water, West Branch is one of the largest parks in the state. Naturalist Bob Faber will lead an exploration of the rolling forested landscape and the extensive shoreline that surrounds the Kirwan Reservoir at 10:00 am. We will be searching for tracks and signs of creatures that live in the area. Extensive oak-hickory and beech-maple woodlands, beaver colonies, and an extensive reach of open lake all contribute to a rich variety of wildlife. Hiking fee: $6 for members of the Friends of the Field Station ($10 for nonmembers). To register, phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Spaghetti Dinner
March 9
Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an All You Can Eat spaghetti dinner on March 9th at Saint Mary’s social hall (120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls) from 12 – 3 pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Cost is $7 for adults, Children: $3 (6-11), Children: Free (5 & under). Carry outs available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

Huge Rummage Sale
March 12 & 13
The Appalachian Experience group from St. Joseph Church in Mantua is hosting a Huge Rummage Sale at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall (11845 St. Rt. 44) on March 12th from 10am-7 pm, and March 13th from 10am- 2pm (bag day). Donations of clean, usable items are appreciated and may be dropped off at the front entrance of the K of C Hall on March 10th between 10am and 7pm and March 11th between 10am and 2pm or by appointment. For further information or to volunteer, please contact Kathi Trares (330-274-2253 or ktrares@stjosephmantua.com).

Monthly Dance
March 15
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have its monthly dance on March 15th from 7:30-10:30pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Avenue in Tallmadge, Ohio. Open to the public, and nonmembers are invited to join the PWP members in celebrating the “Wearing of the Green” dance theme. If you are interested in joining PWP, call Warrine 330-322-9559 for more information.

Chili Cook- Off
Mar 15
The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Chili Cook-Off from 11:30-2:30  on Mar 15th in the Huntsburg Gym. Please call 330-636-5517 to register your favorite chili. Space is limited. Live music, Chinese auction, cakewalk, raffle, vendors and food.

Gardening 101
March 15
Master Gardener Joe Banzer demonstrates a plan for a successful  garden with great tips and how-to pictures. Topics include: soil improvement, raised beds, soil testing, fertilizers, plant selection and other aspects of starting or improving a home garden!  Light refreshments provided. March 15th from 9:30-noon. $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.  Send check payable to “OSU Extension,” OSU Extension Office, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. geauga.osu.edu

St. Patty’s Day Dinner
March 16
The Garrettsville UMC invites you to come for a St. Patty’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner on March 16th from 4-7pm. Dinner, drink and dessert included; hot dogs available for the wee little ones. This is a fundraiser and a good-will offering will be taken. We are located at 8223 Park Ave., next to the Intermediate School.

BioBuddies: Life Under a Log!
March 17, 24, & 31
BioBuddies provides hands-on, developmentally appropriate nature experiences for early learners (ages 3-5). During Life Under a Log children will explore the creepy, crawly critters that live under logs in the forest, including salamanders, worms, potato bugs, millipedes and much more. In the process, children will explore habitats, the differences between living and nonliving things, and make a terrarium. Children and adult will meet for three afternoon sessions (1:00-2:30) at the Hiram College Field Station. Fee: $20. To register phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

The Miracles of Jesus
March 19 & 21
St. Ambrose Parish will present The Miracles of Jesus on March 19th at 7pm in the church. The Stations of the Cross will be presented by the high school Religion class on March 21st at 7pm. These presentations will be presented in shadows on a stage set up in the church. No admission fee, donations accepted

Spaghetti Dinner
March 21
Our next Kiwanis All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be March 21st from 5-7pm in the Hiram College Kennedy Center, upstairs in Dix Dining Room. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and dessert. Dinner is $6.00 for adults, children under 8 FREE! Carry out available.

Pruning: Art & Science
March 22
Master Gardeners Jim Zeitz and Deb Palmisano will demonstrate proper pruning techniques to achieve desired growth and maximum performance. Understand the when, how, where and why associated with pruning all your landscape plants and trees.  Light refreshments provided. March 22nd from 9-noon. $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.  Send check payable to “OSU Extension,” OSU Extension Office, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. geauga.osu.edu

Free Water Well Monitoring
March 24
Concerned Citizens of Ohio/Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room of Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road in Hiram. Next testing will be held March 24th at 7pm. For more information contact Gwen Fischer at 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com

Original Sewing & Quilting Expo Bus Trip
Apr 4
The Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is sponsoring a bus trip to the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo (www.sewingexpo.com) at the Cleveland IX Center on April 4th.   Cost of $33.00 for members and $37.00 for non-members includes admission, a free class ($19.00 value), a shopping bag, a commemorative pin, and bus transportation.    Your reservation must be paid by March 21st. We will load for our return trip at 6:15 PM and stop for dinner on the way home at Bob Evans on your own.  Call Virginia at 330-847-7549.

Make Your Own Birdbath, Fountain or Bubbler
April 5
Water features are the hottest trend in garden decor.  Spend an enjoyable morning learning the basics in creating simple bubblers and fountains.  Enhance your flower bed and attract birds with your own creation.April 5th from 10am-1pm.  $40 fee. Materials included:  indoor/outdoor ceramic, terra cotta or resin pot; water pump and tubing; decorative stones and more.  Light refreshments. Preregistration is required and limited to 24 participants.    Call 440-834-4656.

Introduction to Bonsai
April 12
Geauga County Master Gardeners present master of bonsai, Dale Harder, from The Cleveland Bonsai Club.  Learn about the history, origin and meaning of the ancient art of bonsai and how you can get started in creating your own bonsai tree.  Dale will display a few of his own creations.  Enjoy a demonstration and instructions in choosing the right plant, tools and pruning techniques.  Light refreshments provided. $15 fee.  While walk-ins are welcome, early registration is appreciated.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.

Open House & Rummage Sale
Apr 19
The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Open House and Rummage Sale on April 19th from 10-2.

Shooting Stars Soccer
Apr 12 –May 17
Shooting Stars Soccer teaches children 3 and 4 years, with help from parents and instructors, the basic skills of soccer.   Non-competitive games will be played throughout this five week program and each child will receive a t-shirt.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayer is $32 and non-city taxpayers is $35. Min 10 and max 14 per session. Pre-Registration in person will begin Jan13th at Ravenna Parks and Recreation office at 530 North Freedom Street, Ravenna, you can register on-line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us.  For more information please contact us at: (330) 296-2864

T-Ball
May 31- June 28
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an instructional T-ball program for boys and girls ages 4 and 6; child must be at least 4 years old before May 31st. The fundamentals of basic baseball / softball are taught as children learn better throwing, catching and batting techniques using tennis balls and batting tees. Classes will be held on Saturdays May 31st to June 28th from 10-11:15am. at Havre Woods Park in Ravenna.  Registration fee for City Taxpayers (live or work in the Ravenna City) is $32.00 or Non-City Taxpayers is $40.00.

Hambden Grange Concerts
June 21 & July 19
The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

Chaney High School Reunion
July 18 & 19
The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

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4-Way Speech Contest
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Student in grades 9 through 12 in James A. Garfield or Windham High Schools are invited to participate in the 4-Way Speech Contest sponsored by the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club.  Check with principals, speech teachers, Interact advisors or go to the website for Rotary District 6630 for more information.  The local prizes are $100 for first place and $50 for second place.  The district reward is $750.  Competition for the local club will be held on March 10 or March 17.  Sign up now!

Sharon, PA – The second annual “Art’s Alive in the Dead of Winter” will be held Friday, Feb. 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the James E. Winner Jr. Arts & Culture Center, 98 E. State St. in downtown Sharon. Art’s Alive is an evening out celebrating the handmade work of more than 80 regional artisans from all mediums. All three floors of the arts and culture center will be filled with art, food and music. The live musical entertainment will begin upon the opening of the doors until the show closes at 10 p.m. and features Shenango Valley musicians, including Rick Bruckner James Willaman, John Sailor, Mike Cummings and Brandon Vuich, and Robert Malaniak of Pipe Dreams. 

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Book Group

Forming now

Death, Dying & After Life book group forming.  Call Joseph 330-569-3376.

 

Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service (Located at the town center on S.R. 305) are held on Saturdays at 7pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us!

 

Friday Night Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Windham American Legion Post 674 fish fry Friday night’s from 4-7:30 pm through Lent.  Fish, chicken, shrimp and combo dinners available. Also choice of 2 sides-green beans, mac /cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, and a desert. Cost $8.00 per dinner children under 5 free. Carry out available, call: 330-326-3188 Legion post is located on S. R.303 in Windham. Sponsored by American Legion S.A.L.

 

JAG High School Parent Teacher Conferences

Register Today

James A. Garfield H.S. Parent Teacher conferences are scheduled for Feb27th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Please call Mrs. Fisher at 330-527-4341 to schedule an appointment.  We look forward to seeing you then.

 

Softball Players Wanted

Register Now

Looking for 12 and under girls softball players interested in playing in an early bird tournament in Akron May 2-4.  This is a local all-star team and will be subject to a tryout. Garrettsville, Windham, Crestwood girls are all welcome. Cost is $50 for entry and uniform t-shirt.

Please call or text Coach Tom V 440-487-0486

 

Eagles Fish Fry

Feb 14

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry will be Feb 14th from 4-7:30. Fish, shrimp or combo. Chicken tenders are also available. Dinners include baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans & dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330. Dinners are $8.50

 

Valentine’s Swiss Steak Dinner

Feb 15

Windham American Legion Women’s Aux #674 will be hosting a Valentine’s Swiss Steak Dinner on Feb 15th from 5-8pm. Music by Billy Jackson to follow. Price is $9 for adults and $7 for 12 and under. This includes; Swiss steak, potato and gravy, vegetable, roll and butter, as well as dessert. For more info call 330-326-3188.

 

Free Clothing Giveaway

Feb 15

On February 15th from 9 am until noon, the Mantua Center Christian Church will be hosting a clothing giveaway for the area’s folks in need. Clothing in sizes to suit babies and children, women and men. Tell your friends and family to come and “shop” for lots of great clothing, shoes, coats and outerwear. All items are clean and ready to wear out the door. The Mantua Center Church is located at the corner of State Route 82 and Mantua Center Road in Mantua Township.

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

Feb 15

Ladies Auxiliary Unit 674 will be hosting a Swiss Steak Dinner on Feb 15th from 5 – 8. Music to follow with Billy Jackson and Larry Sterpka until 11.  There will be 50/50 drawing and a Chinese auction.  We are located at 9960 E. Center Street, Windham. Carryout will be available. Please call 330-326-3188 for more information. Price is $9 or $7 for 12 and under. Tickets are available in advance at the canteen.

 

Benefit for Max Decker

Feb 15

Knock out Pancreatic Cancer benefit for Max Decker will be Feb 15th from 3-7 at Johnson Community Center, 800 Gilmer Road in Leavittsburg. Fiesta bar dinner – $8 for adults and $4 for kids.

 

Book Sale

Feb 15

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, on Saturday the 15th of February at 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

 

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

Feb 15

A spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held on Feb 15th from 4-7 pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rt. 88 in West Farmington, Ohio. Dinner includes salad, bread, pie, coffee and juice. Cost is $7 for adults, $4.50 for kids 5-12 and free age 5 and under. Carry outs are available for $7.50.

 

Family Valentine Party

Feb 15

The Windham Church of Christ is having a Valentine’s Party for the family on Feb 15th from 3-5pm in the fellowship hall at 9837 Wolf Rd, Windham. We will be decorating Valentine cookies, cupcakes, making Valentine candy and having a Veggie Tales video. Hot dogs and popcorn will be served with refreshments. Any questions call Carolyn Miller 330-326-3340

 

Bluegrass is Back

Feb 15

Bluegrass is back at Bluegrass Junction! The show will be held from 7 to 11 pm on Feb 15th 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, Remington Ryde, & Matheson Family Pride. This is an event to tell your friends about, featuring Poor Mountain Records recording artists “Remington Ryde,” for their first time at Bluegrass Junction! This group is entertainment that you won’t want to miss. The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867

 

Dinner & Dance

Feb 15

A dinner & dance will be held at McMenamy’s, 325 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, Oh on Feb 15 from 6- 10pm.  Tickets: $25 per person.  Tickets available until February 5th. All Proceeds to the Relay for Life of Newton Falls. Contact: Kelly (330)654-2692 or Lori   (330)654-5670

 

Valentine Pancakes at Hambden Grange

 Feb 16

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee on Feb 16th 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.  Come treat your Valentine to pancakes!

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Feb 16 & 23

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will be hosting pancake and sausage breakfasts Feb 9th, 16th and 23rd. Price is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Breakfast will be held at the Post Home on Goodwin St. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

 

Family-Friendly Movie

Feb 17

The Windham library will be offering a family-friendly movie Monday, February 17 at 12:30 p.m.  Don’t forget, while visiting the library, to “Guess the Number of Candy Hearts”. You could be the winner of a candy heart-filled container to give to your sweetie. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.

 

Resume Classes

Feb 18 & 20

Resume classes will be offered on Feb 18th and 20th for adults. Sign-up is required. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive.

 

Youth Softball Sign Ups

Feb 19, 22 & Mar 1

Garrettsville Youth Softball signups will be held at the Garrettsville Village Hall on

Feb 19 from  6-8;  Feb 22 from  9-12 and Mar 1 9-12

 

Garfield Hotstove Baseball Sign ups

Feb 19, 22 & Mar 1

Garrettsville Hotstove Baseball signups will be held at the Garrettsville Village Hall on Feb 19 from  6-8;  Feb 22 from  9-12 and Mar 1 9-12. Registration is open to players who will be 5-14 years old on 5/31/14. A copy of you child’s birth certificate must be turned in at the time of sign-ups if they have not played before. For information contact:               Phil Britton (pres)330-527-2209 or                                                          Colleen Khairallah (sec)    330-524-2807

 

Soup and Sandwich Day

Feb 20

First Christian Church Christian Women’s Fellowship Soup & Sandwich Day will be Feb 20th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall – 17 North Center Street in Newton Falls, Ohio. Take outs – 330 872 1328

 

Monthly Meeting

Feb 20

The retirees 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 Feb 20th at 1 pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren.

 

Square Dance

Feb 21

The North Bloomfield Historical Society will host a Western Style Square Dance with Line dancing also, on February 21. At the Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 45 and Rt. 87. No dancing experience is necessary. The time is from 7-9:30pm. Admission is 5.00 per person. Light refreshments will be served. More information call (330)506-3370.

Steak Fry & Chicken Dinner

Feb 22

The Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on Saturday Feb. 22nd from 4 – 7:30 pm. Meals include choice of baked potato or French fries, green beans, salad and roll. Steak dinners are $12 and chicken is $8. Carryout is available by calling 330-527-2330.

 

Kick-Off Dance

Feb 22

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Kick-Off Dance will be Feb 22nd from 7pm – Midnight. $10.00 donation tickets available in advance or at the door. DJ Mike McBride – Hawaiian Theme Music from 1950’s – current. Open to the public.  18 yrs & older – No Exceptions! Location VFW Hall @ 60000 New Milford Rd Ravenna, OH. Raffles every half hour – 50/50 drawing. Grand Prize Drawing at 11:30 P.M. Cash Bar provided by VFW – Light snacks provided. Prizes for games, Limbo Contest, Hula Hoop Contest, Best Hawaiian attire. For more information contact: Linda Pierson 330-208-7398 or BAF 330-296-FAIR.

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

Feb 22

On Feb 22nd there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and we serve until 6:30, unless food runs out. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeout’s are available.

 

Blast From The Past Fundraiser

Feb 22

A “Blast From The Past” fundraiser for youth baseball teams will be held at 7:30 P.M. Saturday, February 22 at Roby Lee’s Restaurant, 425 Ridge Rd, Newton Falls.

The “throw-back disco” theme event features a full dinner buffet, a DJ, and a costume contest.  All proceeds to toward expenses for 15 to 18-year-old Class-B teams.  Tickets are $20.  For tickets or more information, contact Doug 330-212-5510 or Jim, 330-720-4938

 

Pancake Breakfast

Feb 22

A Pancake Breakfast, hosted by Garrettsville’s BSA Troop 4262 will be held Feb 22nd at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave in Garrettsville, from 8am-noon. Fresh Blueberry and Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes with warm syrup, sausage and assorted beverages to drink. A suggested donation of $5.00 for adults, kids 4-12 years $3.00 and children 3 and under, free.

 

3rd Annual Fred Haney Tournament

Feb 22

Please register your team for the 3rd annual Fred Haney winter softball tournament. First 8 teams only this year. All games played at Time Out Sports Bar in Freedom, OH. Team fee is $125, 10 players on a team. Contact Raymond Oliver 330-524-2746 or Time Out Sports Bar 330-527-9080. Tons of raffles and giveaways. Feb. 22nd at 8 am. This is to raise money for Freddy’s children who lost their father to lung cancer.

 

Middlefield 3 on 3 Tournament

Register by Feb 28

Middlefield  3-on-3 Tournament will be held on Fri Mar 7th. 3 or 4 man teams- $5 each player  3rd thru 12th grade double elimination. Download registration at www.Cardinalschools.org

or e-mail bobwicks66@gmail.com Registration deadline Feb 28th

 

Benefit Book Sale

Sundays in March

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, every Sunday in March 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.

 

Christ Episcopal Craft Show

 Mar 1

Mark your calendar for March 1st for the Christ Episcopal Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at 2627 Atlantic St NE Warren, OH.  Admission is $2.00 and Parking is Free! There are over 50 crafters/vendors to showcase their unique items and products. Proceeds for the craft show go toward our outreach ministries at the church.

 

Special Bingo

March 2

St. Michael’s Special Bingo, 9736 E. Center St, Windham on March 2nd starting at 1:30. Gift and bakery raffles, refreshments available. No one under 18 permitted. Sponsored by Ladies Guild and Knights of Columbus.

 

West Branch State Park: Searching for Little Foot

March 8

At over 8,000 acres of land and water, West Branch is one of the largest parks in the state. Naturalist Bob Faber will lead an exploration at 10:00am of the rolling forested landscape and the extensive shoreline that surrounds the Kirwan Reservoir. We will be searching for tracks and signs of creatures that live in the area. Extensive oak-hickory and beech-maple woodlands, beaver colonies, and an extensive reach of open lake all contribute to a rich variety of wildlife. Hiking fee: $6 for members of the Friends of the Field Station ($10 for nonmembers). To register, phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Chili Cook- Off

Mar 15

The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Chili Cook-Off from 11:30-2:30  on Mar 15th in the Huntsburg Gym. Please call 330-636-5517 to register your favorite chili. Space is limited. Live music, Chinese auction, cakewalk, raffle, vendors and food.

 

The Miracles of the Parish

March 19 & 21

St. Ambrose Parish will present The Miracles of the Parish on March 19th at 7pm in the church. The Stations of the Cross will be presented by the high school Religion class on March 21st at 7pm. These presentations will be presented in shadows on a stage set up in the church. No admission fee, donations accepted

 

Original Sewing & Quilting Expo Bus Trip

Apr 4

The Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is sponsoring a bus trip to the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo (www.sewingexpo.com) at the Cleveland IX Center on April 4th.   Cost of $33.00 for members and $37.00 for non-members includes admission, a free class ($19.00 value), a shopping bag, a commemorative pin, and bus transportation.    Your reservation must be paid by March 21st. We will load for our return trip at 6:15 PM and stop for dinner on the way home at Bob Evans on your own.  Call Virginia at 330-847-7549.

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

Apr 19

The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Open House and Rummage Sale on April 19th from 10-2.

 

Shooting Stars Soccer

Apr 12 –May 17

Shooting Stars Soccer teaches children 3 and 4 years, with help from parents and instructors, the basic skills of soccer.   Non-competitive games will be played throughout this five week program and each child will receive a t-shirt.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayer is $32 and non-city taxpayers is $35. Min 10 and max 14 per session. Pre-Registration in person will begin Jan13th at Ravenna Parks and Recreation office at 530 North Freedom Street, Ravenna, you can register on-line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us.  For more information please contact us at: (330) 296-2864

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an instructional T-ball program for boys and girls ages 4 and 6; child must be at least 4 years old before May 31st. The fundamentals of basic baseball / softball are taught as children learn better throwing, catching and batting techniques using tennis balls and batting tees. Classes will be held on Saturdays May 31st to June 28th from 10-11:15am. at Havre Woods Park in Ravenna.  Registration fee for City Taxpayers (live or work in the Ravenna City) is $32.00 or Non-City Taxpayers is $40.00.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

Sharon, PA - The second annual “Art’s Alive in the Dead of Winter” will be held Friday, Feb. 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the James E. Winner Jr. Arts & Culture Center, 98 E. State St. in downtown Sharon. Art’s Alive is an evening out celebrating the handmade work of more than 80 regional artisans from all mediums. All three floors of the arts and culture center will be filled with art, food and music. The live musical entertainment will begin upon the opening of the doors until the show closes at 10 p.m. and features Shenango Valley musicians, including Rick Bruckner James Willaman, John Sailor, Mike Cummings and Brandon Vuich, and Robert Malaniak of Pipe Dreams.

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Fish Dinner

Fridays

Windham American Legion Post 674 Fish Fry – Friday nights from 4-7:30 pm, now through Lent. Fish, Chicken, Shrimp or combo dinners available, Also choice of two sides; green beans, mac-n-cheese, coleslaw,  applesauce and dessert. Cost is $8 per dinner, children under 5 eat free. Carry-outs are available 330-326-3188. Legion Post is located on S.R. 303 in Windham. Sponsored by American Legion SAL.

 

Instrument Drive

Now

The Windham Band is having an instrument drive over the next 2 months. We are seeking any used band instruments in good condition or donations toward the purchase of new instruments for the band program at Windham. Instruments can be delivered to Windham High School to Rebecca Kresen, Band Director. Any calls or questions can be made to Windham High School at 330-326-2711 and ask for Rebecca Kresen. Checks or donations can be sent to The Windham Band Boosters care of Rebecca Kresen at 9530 Bauer Ave., Windham, Ohio 44288

 

Big Brother & Big Sister Volunteers Needed

Now

For just 12 hours a month, you can help a child succeed. Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is recruiting volunteers who are committed and consistent and willing to serve at least a year. Are you ready to start something? Call the Big Brothers & Sisters office today at 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org

 

Monday Morning Breakfast

American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning Breakfasts, serving from 7:30- 11am. 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Includes coffee and juice. Takeout available. More information call 330-326-3188

 

Storytime at the Library

Monday’s

Windham Library invites kids of all ages to its storytime on Mondays at 10:30 am.   Storytime is an opportunity for both the parent and child to spend some one-on-one time enriching the child’s environment with stories, music, finger plays and movement. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive, is open Monday and Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm-6:30 pm; and closed on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Book Group

Forming now

Death, Dying & After Life book group forming.  Call Joseph 330-569-3376.

 

Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service (Located at the town center on S.R. 305) are held on Saturdays at 7pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us!

 

Friday Night Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Windham American Legion Post 674 fish fry Friday night’s from 4-7:30 pm through Lent.  Fish, chicken, shrimp and combo dinners available. Also choice of 2 sides-green beans, mac /cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, and a desert. Cost $8.00 per dinner children under 5 free. Carry out available, call: 330-326-3188 Legion post is located on S. R.303 in Windham. Sponsored by American Legion S.A.L.

 

Republican Women’s Club Luncheon

Feb 6

The Warren Republican Women’s Club’s February luncheon meeting will be held on Feb 6th, at Cafe 422 in Warren at 11:30 a.m.  Guest speaker will be Chuck Mackey from the Bolindale Food Bank.  Cost is $13.00. Everyone is welcome to attend with advance reservations to Cary Ann at 330-856-5228.

 

NFYBSL Signups

Feb. 8

NFYBSL – youth baseball/softball signups boys and girls ages 5-14 will be Feb 1st and 8th from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm and Feb 5th from 5-8pm at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 East Quarry. All new players must bring a *copy* of birth certificate.

 

Book Sale

Feb 4 – 8

The Friends of the Hiram College Library will hold their next book sale on Feb 4th through Feb 8th.  Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Hardcover books are $1.00; paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, and other miscellaneous items are $.50.  The library is located at 11694 Hayden Street in Hiram.

 

Valentine Craft

Feb 6-14

Make a cute Valentine craft Feb 6th through 14th. Crafts are open to all ages during the library’s hours of operation.  Young adults who love doing crafts are invited to sign-up for Windham Library’s Craft Club.  The craft club will meet once a month and do a selection of in-depth crafts. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive, is open Monday and Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm-6:30 pm; and closed on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Taco Fiesta

Feb 7

JAG Softball Taco Fiesta will be Feb 7th from 4-7 in the High School commons. Tickets are six dollars and will get you all you can eat beef and chicken tacos, hard and soft shells, rice, chips and salsa and punch. Proceeds go to the JAG high school softball team. For questions or ticket information please contact Coach Downing at the high school.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Feb 8

Windham United Methodist Church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, February 8th , from 4:30 – 7:00pm.

All you can eat, includes spaghetti with meat sauce, coleslaw, bread & butter, homemade dessert and beverage. Adults $7.00, Children 5-12 $4.00, under 5 free.  Takeouts are available!

 

Pork Dinner

Feb 8

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Pork dinner Feb 8th from 5-7pm.  Dinner includes Pork, 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.

 

Russ Nottingham to Perform

Feb 9

Faith Evangelical Free Church invites the public to hear Russ Nottingham perform with music on Feb 9th for the 11 am service. The church is located at 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd, Garrettsville.

 

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Feb 9

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all-you- can-eat spaghetti dinner on Feb 9th  at Saint Mary’s social hall (120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls) from 12-3pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Cost is Adults: $7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11) and Children: Free (5 & under). Carryouts available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

 

A.L. Oratory Competition

Feb 9

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will be having A.L. Oratory Competition on Feb 9th from 1-5pm. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Feb 9, 16 & 23

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will be hosting pancake and sausage breakfasts Feb 9th, 16th and 23rd. Price is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Breakfast will be held at the Post Home on Goodwin St. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

 

Spring Soccer

Feb 10

Registration for co-ed youth spring soccer with Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is being held on Feb 10th for children 5 years old to sixth graders.  After Feb 23rd a $10 late fee will be charged.  Registration will be taken at the Recreation Office 530 N. Freedom St, Ravenna or register on-line at www.ci.ravenna.oh.us . Practice begin in early April.

 

Crescent Chapter 7 Meeting

Feb 10

Due to the bad weather conditions, the Jan 27th meeting of Garrettsville Crescent Chapter 7 O.E.S. was cancelled. The next meeting will be Feb 10th at 7:30 pm.

 

Friend of Library Meeting

Feb 11

The Friends of the Garrettsville Library announce an upcoming meeting Feb 11th at 5:30pm. The meeting will take place in the meeting room of the Garrettsville Branch of the Portage County District Library. The Friends of the Garrettsville Library are interested in seeking a new President and, if you are interested, you are encouraged to attend the meeting. Elections for officers will be held in May and elected individuals will take office in June. 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.

 

Free Community Dinner

Feb 13

A free Dinner will be served on Feb. 13th from 5-6 pm at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main Street Windham. The dinner is open to all! Free Community Dinners are served on the second Thursday of each month, by the Congregational United Church of Christ. Come eat at these great community meals. The Brick Chapel is handicapped accessible with new accessible bathrooms. There is a ramp at the front door of the dining room. Please come enjoy the good food and fellowship!

 

Valentines Dinner Dance

Feb 14

A romantic Valentines “Celebration of Love” will be held at Christ Covenant Church, Rte 87, Middlefield on Feb 14th. Dinner will be held at the church at 6:30 pm, with dancing at Swine Creek Lodge following dinner. Tickets (donation $20 per plate) will include a dance lesson at Crossroads Dance, Middlefield, Saturday morning, Feb 8th. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call (440) 632-9510 or church office (440) 632-0602 to reserve the evening. Benefit for Charity Children’s Ministries.

 

Valentine’s Swiss Steak Dinner

Feb 15

Windham American Legion Women’s Aux #674 will be hosting a Valentine’s Swiss Steak Dinner on Feb 15th from 5-8pm. Music by Billy Jackson to follow. Price is $9 for adults and $7 for 12 and under. This includes; Swiss steak, potato and gravy, vegetable, roll and butter, as well as dessert. For more info call 330-326-3188.

 

Free Clothing Giveaway

Feb 15

On February 15th from 9 am until noon, the Mantua Center Christian Church will be hosting a clothing giveaway for the area’s folks in need. Clothing in sizes to suit babies and children, women and men. Tell your friends and family to come and “shop” for lots of great clothing, shoes, coats and outerwear. All items are clean and ready to wear out the door. The Mantua Center Church is located at the corner of State Route 82 and Mantua Center Road in Mantua Township.

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

Feb 15

Ladies Auxiliary Unit 674 will be hosting a Swiss Steak Dinner on Feb 15th from 8 till 11. Music to follow with Billy Jackson and Larry Sterpka.  There will be 50/50 drawing and a Chinese auction.  We are located at 9960 E. Center Street, Windham. Carryout will be available. Please call 330-326-3188 for more information. Price is $9 or $7 for 12 and under. Tickets are available in advance at the canteen.

 

Benefit for Max Decker

Feb 15

Knock out Pancreatic Cancer benefit for Max Decker will be Feb 15th from 3-7 at Johnson Community Center, 800 Gilmer Road in Leavittsburg. Fiesta bar dinner – $8 for adults and $4 for kids.

 

Book Sale

Feb 15

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, on Saturday the 15th of February at 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

 

Dinner & Dance

Feb 15

A dinner & dance will be held at McMenamy’s, 325 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, Oh on Feb 15 from 6- 10pm.  Tickets: $25 per person.  Tickets available until February 5th. All Proceeds to the Relay for Life of Newton Falls. Contact: Kelly (330)654-2692 or Lori   (330)654-5670

 

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

Feb 15

A spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held on Feb 15th from 4-7 pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rt. 88 in West Farmington, Ohio. Dinner includes salad, bread, pie, coffee and juice. Cost is $7 for adults, $4.50 for kids 5-12 and free age 5 and under. Carry outs are available for $7.50.

 

Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb 15 & 16

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. All ages are invited to join the count Feb 15 and 16, anytime between noon and 4 p.m. for some warm bird watching at The West Woods’ awesome wildlife feeding window. Attendees will also be able to view results as they come in on our computer and learn from Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists which types of seeds and feeders are the most successful. The West Woods Nature Center is located at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township, and is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions, and learn more about the Great Backyard Bird Count at www.birdsource.org

 

Family-Friendly Movie

Feb 17

The Windham library will be offering a family-friendly movie Monday, February 17 at 12:30 p.m.  Don’t forget, while visiting the library, to “Guess the Number of Candy Hearts”. You could be the winner of a candy heart-filled container to give to your sweetie. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.

 

Resume Classes

Feb 18 & 20

Resume classes will be offered on Feb 18th and 20th for adults. Sign-up is required. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive.

 

Soup and Sandwich Day

Feb 20

First Christian Church Christian Women’s Fellowship Soup & Sandwich Day will be Feb 20th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall – 17 North Center Street in Newton Falls, Ohio. Take outs – 330 872 1328

 

Monthly Meeting

Feb 20

The retirees 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 Feb 20th at 1 pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren.

 

Pancake Breakfast

Feb 22

A Pancake Breakfast, hosted by Garrettsville’s BSA Troop 4262 will be held Feb 22nd at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave in Garrettsville, from 8am-noon. Fresh Blueberry and Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes with warm syrup, sausage and assorted beverages to drink. A suggested donation of $5.00 for adults, kids 4-12 years $3.00 and children 3 and under, free.

 

3rd Annual Fred Haney Tournament

Feb 22

Please register your team for the 3rd annual Fred Haney winter softball tournament. First 8 teams only this year. All games played at Time Out Sports Bar in Freedom, OH. Team fee is $125, 10 players on a team. Contact Raymond Oliver 330-524-2746 or Time Out Sports Bar 330-527-9080. Tons of raffles and giveaways. Feb. 22nd at 8 am. This is to raise money for Freddy’s children who lost their father to lung cancer.

 

Benefit Book Sale

Sundays in March

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, every Sunday in March 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.

 

Christ Episcopal Craft Show

 Mar 1

Mark your calendar for March 1st for the Christ Episcopal Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at 2627 Atlantic St NE Warren, OH.  Admission is $2.00 and Parking is Free! There are over 50 crafters/vendors to showcase their unique items and products. We have baked goods, soy candles, jewelry, wreaths, florals, goats milk soaps, stained glass items, embroidery and crochet crafts, infinity scarves, homemade candy, glass block lights,  cards, cornhole boards, Pampered Chef, Pink Zebra, Miche Bags, Scentsy Candles, Thirty One Bags, and so much more. A Chinese auction will be held with baskets full of goodies to be given away. Delicious hot food will also be available. There is sure to be something for everyone. Come out and join us for an enjoyable day of crafts, shopping and fun. Invite all your family and friends! Proceeds for the craft show go toward our outreach ministries at the church.

 

Chili Cook- Off

Mar 15

The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Chili Cook-Off from 11:30-2:30  on Mar 15th in the Huntsburg Gym. Please call 330-636-5517 to register your favorite chili. Space is limited. Live music, Chinese auction, cakewalk, raffle, vendors and food.

 

Original Sewing & Quilting Expo Bus Trip

Apr 4

The Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is sponsoring a bus trip to the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo (www.sewingexpo.com) at the Cleveland IX Center on April 4th.   Cost of $33.00 for members and $37.00 for non-members includes admission, a free class ($19.00 value), a shopping bag, a commemorative pin, and bus transportation.  There are 3 pickup sites:  Austintown Plaza (6:30 am), Niles K-Mart (7:00 am) or Champion Big Lots (7:15 am).  Your reservation must be paid by March 21st. We will load for our return trip at 6:15 PM and stop for dinner on the way home at Bob Evans on your own.  Call Virginia at 330-847-7549.

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

Apr 19

The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Open House and Rummage Sale on April 19th from 10-2.

 

Shooting Stars Soccer

Apr 12 –May 17

Shooting Stars Soccer teaches children 3 and 4 years, with help from parents and instructors, the basic skills of soccer.   Non-competitive games will be played throughout this five week program and each child will receive a t-shirt.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayer is $32 and non-city taxpayers is $35. Min 10 and max 14 per session. Pre-Registration in person will begin Jan13th at Ravenna Parks and Recreation office at 530 North Freedom Street, Ravenna, you can register on-line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us.  For more information please contact us at: (330) 296-2864

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an instructional T-ball program for boys and girls ages 4 and 6; child must be at least 4 years old before May 31st. The fundamentals of basic baseball / softball are taught as children learn better throwing, catching and batting techniques using tennis balls and batting tees. Classes will be held on Saturdays May 31st to June 28th from 10-11:15am. at Havre Woods Park in Ravenna.  Registration fee for City Taxpayers (live or work in the Ravenna City) is $32.00 or Non-City Taxpayers is $40.00.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726

 

Ravenna –The Portage County Business Round Table will hold a seminar on February 25th at Maplewood Career Center. The topic will focus on matching skills to needs to affect your bottom line. The event will begin with a continental breakfast/networking at 7:30 am, followed by the program starting promptly at 8:00 am and will be concluded by 9:00 am.

The program will feature presentations from three agencies:

 

·  Hattie Larlham – Lauri Molnar, Business Development

·    Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities- Jaime Nichols, Community Employment Manager

·  SAW (Solutions At Work)- Marilyn Jares, Sales Manager

 

This seminar will highlight the benefits of working with these agencies such as:

 

· Gaining employees with excellent dependability

· Receiving ongoing comprehensive support

· Skills matching and training

·  Assessment opportunity (two weeks free employment)

· Cost effectiveness

 

To register, please contact the Portage Development Board, at 330.297.3470, tdaniel@portagedevbd.org or your local chamber of commerce. Persons who pre-register will pay $10 (cash or check). Persons who do not pre-register will pay $15 at the door.

The registration deadline is February 18th, 2014.

 

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Fish Dinner

Fridays

Windham American Legion Post 674 Fish Fry – Friday nights from 4-7:30 pm, now through Lent. Fish, Chicken, Shrimp or combo dinners available, Also choice of two sides; Green Beans, Mac-n-Cheese, Coleslaw, Applesauce and Dessert. Cost is $8 per dinner, children under 5 eat free. Carry-outs are available 330-326-3188. Legion Post is located on S.R. 303 in Windham. Sponsored by American Legion SAL.

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Praise and Worship Service
Saturdays
Southington UMC Praise and Worship Services are Saturdays at 7 pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Call 330-898-2156 with any questions.

An Invitation to Come Home for the Holidays
Jan  & Feb
St. Joseph Parish in Mantua is offering a program to invite Catholics who are away from the practice of their faith to consider the Catholic Church in January/February 2014. Do you know a Catholic who no longer attends a Catholic church? Could you approach them in the manner of a committed Catholic and friend and offer an invitation to attend the first session of Awakening Faith on Jan 14th. It will take place at St. Joseph’s beginning at 7:00 pm in the All-Purpose Room. To register or for more information, please contact Sr. Joyce Schreiber, SND, at 330-274-2253.

Fish Dinner
Fridays
Windham American Legion Post 674 Fish Fry – Friday nights from 4-7:30 pm, now through Lent. Fish, Chicken, Shrimp or combo dinners available, Also choice of two sides; Green Beans, Mac-n-Cheese, Coleslaw, Applesauce and Dessert. Cost is $8 per dinner, children under 5 eat free. Carry-outs are available 330-326-3188. Legion Post is located on S.R. 303 in Windham. Sponsored by American Legion SAL.

Instrument Drive
Now
The Windham Band is having an instrument drive over the next 2 months. We are seeking any used band instruments in good condition or donations toward the purchase of new instruments for the band program at Windham. Instruments can be delivered to Windham High School to Rebecca Kresen, Band Director. Any calls or questions can be made to Windham High School at 330-326-2711 and ask for Rebecca Kresen. Checks or donations can be sent to The Windham Band Boosters care of Rebecca Kresen at 9530 Bauer Ave., Windham, Ohio 44288

Big Brother & Big Sister Volunteers Needed
Now
For just 12 hours a month, you can help a child succeed. Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is recruiting volunteers who are committed and consistent and willing to serve at least a year. Are you ready to start something? Call the Big Brothers & Sisters office today at 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org

Monday Morning Breakfast
American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning Breakfasts, serving from 7:30- 11am. 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Includes coffee and juice. Takeout available. More information call 330-326-3188

It’s Not Too Late to Join
Now
The Hiram Wind Ensemble. If you played in your high school band, you will love playing in this group. If you need an instrument, we can probably help with that. We especially need Brass and Percussion players, but all are welcome (including faculty and community members). Rehearsals are Tuesday & Thursday from 4:30- 5:45pm (that’s less than 3 hours per week!) Frohring Recital Hall beginning Jan. 14. Come to rehearsal Tuesday to listen and meet Professor Young. Check us out on YouTube

Crestwood Band Citrus Sale
Now – Jan 22
The Crestwood Band annual citrus sale runs now through Jan 22nd.   Proceeds from the sale will be used to support the Instrumental Music Departments in the Intermediate, Middle and High schools.  You can order three ways:  contact a Crestwood band member or 330-569-7613 or you can order online at www.doorstepdirect.org.  Please enter the school code OH11184 so we receive credit for the sale.  Crestwood Band Patrons have been conducting this sale to support the instrumental music programs for over 40 years. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Moments
Jan 16
Senior Moments at New Hope Baptist Church will be Jan 16th from 6-8 pm, located at 9809 E. Center St. in Windham. Free for seniors 50+. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn and cherry cobbler will be served.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Jan 16
On Thursday, Jan 16 from 1-7 pm  there will be at blood drive at St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville.

Noises Off
Jan. 17 & 18
The Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre presents “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn with permission by Samuel French, Jan 17 and 18th, 2014 at 7pm in the James A. Garfield, Iva Walker Auditorium, 10235 State Route 88, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Tickets available at the door; Adults $10.00, children over 12 and seniors over 65, $7.00 and groups of 15 or more $5.00 per person. Sponsored by Ryser Insurance. Call 216-375-0709 for information

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
Jan 18
American Legion Post 459 and Geauga Co. Council spaghetti and meatball dinner on Jan 8th from 4-7pm. Price is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for kids 5 and under.  At the Post Home on Goodwin St. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

Bluegrass Junction
Jan 18
Bluegrass is back at Bluegrass Junction! The first show of 2014 will be held from 7-11pm on Jan 18th, 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, Red Dust Mountain Boys, and Southern Comfort. The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867

Pancakes at Hambden Grange
Jan 19
Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, sausage, bacon, juice, cocoa and coffee on Jan 19th from 8am to 1pm.  The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. The cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under

The Forgotten Preserves of Mantua
Jan 19
Tiny Mantua has three State Nature Preserves and a state designated Scenic River. Wow! Naturalist Bob Faber will lead this exploration of  the preserves, including the seldom-visited Tummonds Preserve southeast of the village, where we will view the river corridor and small lake that few people have had a chance to see. Meet at 1:00pm at the Village Park on the east side of Mantua on Mennonite Rd. adjacent to the river. Fee: $8 for members of the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station ($10 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Jan 20
On Monday, Jan 20 from 2-7 pm  there will be at blood drive at the Windham Fire Station.

Community Center Open
Jan. 20, and 28
The Community Center at Mantua Center will be open 10:00 to 4:00 each Wednesday for the rest of January.  Get out of the house and meet some friends, old or new, at the old Mantua Center School, just north of SR 82 on Center Road.  Bring food to share for pot luck lunch at about noon.  Jigsaw puzzle, cards,  board games, and craft materials available, or bring your own portable project to work on.  If you need a ride, call Ellie at 330-274-0711.

Library Closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 20
All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on Jan 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Jan 21st. For information about library programs and services, visit Portage County District Library online atwww.portagelibrary.org. Find us on Facebook. Follow us on Pinterest.

CBF Loaves & Fishes Dinner
Jan 21
Covenant Bible Fellowship (8146 High St., Garrettsville) is inviting everyone to our Loaves and Fishes Dinner on Jan 21st from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. This is a dinner with no charge and no restrictions on income. Our dinners are homemade with the added enjoyment of fellowship!! If you should have any further questions, please feel free to call us at 330.527.4205. We look forward to serving you!

Softball Signups
Jan 23 & 27
For over a decade, our organization has been dedicated to making the spring and summer softball seasons fun and exciting for girls in the Mantua, Mantua Township, Hiram and Shalersville communities.  Come join us for another successful season of an activity that is fun, teaches sportsmanship, places team above self and helps to build character through hard work and determination. Sign-Up! Crestwood Middle School on Jan 23rd and 27th from 4pm-6pm or Mantua Village Park Lodge Feb 3rd from 6pm-8pm or Feb 8th and 9th from 1pm-3pm. Don’t have time to make it to sign-ups?  Complete a registration form and mail it in with your registration fee by Friday February 21, 2014 to Crestwood Girls Fast Pitch PO Box 735 Mantua, OH 44255. If you have questions or need a registration form, please e-mail crestwoodfastpitch@gmail.com or call Chris Semety 330-351-3381.

Spaghetti Dinner
Jan 24
Parkman Pack 76 Cub Scouts BSA invites you to join them for a Spaghetti Dinner at the Parkman Community House,  16295 Main Market Rd, Parkman, OH 44080 on Jan 24th from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Advance Tickets: are $8 for adults and $5 for kids. At the door: $9 for adults and $6 for kids, under 5 Free. Carry out available. For tickets contact: parkmanpack76@gmail.com or Call: Monique 216-337-2104. There will also be a Chinese auction. Event sponsored by Parkman Pizza

Ice Caves & Hot Toddies: Winter splendor at Nelson Ledges
Jan 25
Explore with naturalist Bob Faber crevasses, shelter caves, and rock bluffs that provide the setting for a variety of winter ice formations. Frozen waterfalls, ice stalagmites and stalactites, verglas, needle ice and perhaps ice flowers are all part of this winter geologic wonderland. The geology is both ancient and contemporary, rocks formations millions of years old frosted with ice formations that may be only hours old. Difficult and slippery. Meet at the Nelson Ledges parking lot Jan 25th from 2-4pm. After the hike we will retire to Mill in Garrettsville for a warm up sip of an adult beverage. Fee: $6 for members of the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station ($8 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or emailsorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.

Pet FixMobile
Jan  25
Pet Fix mobile vet will hold spay/neuter clinics for our low income&Amish clients in Geauga Coounty at: Middlefield Tractor Supply;Jan 11th, Geauga Feed(Newbury);Jan 25th. Please call(440)338-4819 ext.21 to sign up

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Jan 26
American Legion Post 459 will be having a pancake and sausage breakfast on Jan 26th from 9:30-1:30. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. At the Post Home on Goodwin St. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

Scotch Doubles
Feb 1
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will hold their annual Scotch Doubles Bowling fundraiser on Feb 1st at Skylane Bowling Alley -registration is at 8:30 and bowling starts at 9pm. The cost is $40.00 per couple and includes bowling, shoes, beer, soda and pizza. There will be a Chinese auction also. Contact Jackie Rinearson at 216-375-0709 for more information.

Pilates
Feb 2 –Feb 26
Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Classes will be held from 5-6 p.m. from Feb 2nd to Feb 26th at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park.  Participants should bring a water bottle and a mat.  Class fee is $32 for city taxpayers and $37 for non-city taxpayers or an $8.00 drop in fee.  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.

Tae Kwon Do
Feb 4 – Feb 27
New session of Tae Kwon Do will be held from Feb 4th to Feb 27th at Lake Hodgson – Apco Lodge in Ravenna for ages 7 years to adults, male or female.  Tae Kwon Do emphasizes self-discipline, exercise, and martial art skills.  Instructors work with students individually and as a group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  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. To register, call Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department at 330-296-2864.  Check out their web site www.martialartsravenna.com.

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Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

Southington UMC Praise and Worship Services are Saturdays at 7 pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Call 330-898-2156 with any questions.

 

Fish Dinner

Fridays

Windham American Legion Post 674 Fish Fry – Friday nights from 4-7:30 pm, now through Lent. Fish, Chicken, Shrimp or combo dinners available, Also choice of two sides; Green Beans, Mac-n-Cheese, Coleslaw, Applesauce and Dessert. Cost is $8 per dinner, children under 5 eat free. Carry-outs are available 330-326-3188. Legion Post is located on S.R. 303 in Windham. Sponsored by American Legion SAL.

 

Instrument Drive

Now

The Windham Band is having an instrument drive over the next 2 months. We are seeking any used band instruments in good condition or donations toward the purchase of new instruments for the band program at Windham. Instruments can be delivered to Windham High School to Rebecca Kresen, Band Director. Any calls or questions can be made to Windham High School at 330-326-2711 and ask for Rebecca Kresen. Checks or donations can be sent to The Windham Band Boosters care of Rebecca Kresen at 9530 Bauer Ave., Windham, Ohio 44288

 

Big Brother & Big Sister Volunteers Needed

Now

For just 12 hours a month, you can help a child succeed. Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is recruiting volunteers who are committed and consistent and willing to serve at least a year. Are you ready to start something? Call the Big Brothers & Sisters office today at 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org

 

Monday Morning Breakfast

American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning Breakfasts, time serving from 7:30- 11am. 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Includes coffee and juice. Takeout available. More information call 330-326-3188

 

Eagles Fish Fry

Jan 10

Garrettsville Eagles is having their dinner of the New Year on Jan 10th from 4-7:30pm. Fish dinners are held the 2nd Friday of each month and every Friday during lent (March 7th – April 18th). All dinner include fish, shrimp or chicken tenders, a combo is also available, with your choice of baked potato or French fries, coleslaw and green beans and dinner roll. Cost is $8.50 per dinner. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330. 8149 Water Street.

 

Noises Off

Jan 10, 11, 12, 17 & 18 

The Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre presents “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn with permission by Samuel French, Jan 10, 11, 17 and 18th, 2014 at 7pm Jan 12, 2014 at 2pm. In the James A. Garfield, Iva Walker Auditorium, 10235 State Route 88, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Tickets available at the door; Adults $10.00, children over 12 and seniors over 65, $7.00 and groups of 15 or more $5.00 per person. Sponsored by Ryser Insurance. Call 216-375-0709 for information

 

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Jan 11

Windham United Methodist Church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, January 11 , from 4:30 – 7:00pm. All you can eat, includes spaghetti with meat sauce, coleslaw, bread & butter, homemade dessert and beverage. Adults $7.00, Children 5-12 $4.00, under 5 free.  Takeouts are available!

 

Pork Dinner

Jan 11

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Pork Dinner this Saturday January 11th, 2014, from 5-7PM.  Dinner includes pork, 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.

 

Pet FixMobile

Jan 11 & 25

Pet Fix mobile vet will hold spay/neuter clinics for our low income&Amish clients in Geauga Coounty at: Middlefield Tractor Supply;Jan 11th, Geauga Feed(Newbury);Jan 25th. Please call(440)338-4819 ext.21 to sign up

 

Free Concert

Jan 12

Singer Songwriter & Musician Nancy Honeytree will be performing a free concert on Jan.12th. Many call her the First Lady of Contemporary Christian music, recording her first albums in 1973. The concert will be held at New Covenant Baptist Church 1606 Salt Springs Rd. in Lordstown, OH at 6 p.m. You can learn more about her at www.honeytree.org. For more information call the church at: Ph. (330) 824-2406

 

Sunday Morning Breakfast

Jan 12

The American Legion Post 674 Women’s Aux. will be hosting a Sunday morning breakfast. January 12 from 8:00 to 11:00. We are located at 9960 E. Center Street Windham, Ohio.  Cost is $7.00.  For more information call 330-326-3188.  This is breakfast is open to the public.

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Jan 12

American Legion Post 459 will be having a pancake and sausage breakfast on Jan 12th from 9:30-1:30. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.  At the Post Home on Goodwin St. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

 

K of C Spaghetti Dinner

Jan 12

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all you can eatT spaghetti dinner on Jan12th at Saint Mary’s social hall (120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls)  from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert.Carry outs available. Adults:$7.00. Children:$3.00(6-11). Children:Free (5 & under) For any additional information please contact: Jim Burns (330)-883-0575, Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

 

Scottish American Society Gathering

Jan 12

The Scottish American Society will be gathering on Jan12th from 3-5 pm at the meeting room level of the Main Library, Akron-Summit County Public Library system, 60 S. High Street, in Akron. Free parking is immediately adjacent to the building in the parking garage. This meeting will feature Dr. Jim Frost who will discuss “Scottish Feng Shui”. Any and all are invited to attend. You do not have to be Scottish, but must have an interest in our Scottish culture. For more information call: Jim or Margaret Frost at: 330.882.0342, or Gene or Betty Marcus at: 330.499.1681.

 

American Legion Auxiliary Meeting

Jan 13

Mantua American Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 will meet on Jan 13 at 1 pm. All members are urged to attend.

 

Crescent Meeting

Jan 13

Crescent Chapter, O.E.S. of Garrettsville will meet on Jan 13 at 7:30 pm.

 

Free Senior Bingo

Jan 13

Free Senior Bingo will be Jan 13th at the Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St in Newton Falls. There will be a 50/50 drawing and Chinese auction. All proceeds benefit the Newton Falls Sneior Van. Bingo will be held the 2nd Monday of each month, weather permitting. Please come and bring a friend.

 

Community Center Open

Jan. 14, 20, and 28

The Community Center at Mantua Center will be open 10:00 to 4:00 each Wednesday for the rest of January.  Get out of the house and meet some friends, old or new, at the old Mantua Center School, just north of SR 82 on Center Road.  Bring food to share for pot luck lunch at about noon.  Jigsaw puzzle, cards,  board games, and craft materials available, or bring your own portable project to work on.  If you need a ride, call Ellie at 330-274-0711.

 

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

Jan 18

American Legion Post 459 and Geauga Co. Council spaghetti and meatball dinner on Jan 8th from 4-7pm. Price is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for kids 5 and under.  At the Post Home on Goodwin St. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

 

An Invitation to Come Home for the Holidays

Jan 14

St. Joseph Parish in Mantua is offering a program to invite Catholics who are away from the practice of their faith to consider the Catholic Church in January/February 2014. Do you know a Catholic who no longer attends a Catholic church? Could you approach them in the manner of a committed Catholic and friend and offer an invitation to attend the first session of Awakening Faith on Jan 14th. It will take place at St. Joseph’s beginning at 7:00 pm in the All-Purpose Room. To register or for more information, please contact Sr. Joyce Schreiber, SND, at 330-274-2253.

 

Home Cooked Supper

Jan 15

The next home cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Fall, will feature: sweet sausage cacciatore/chicken cacciatore, vegetable, super salad, rolls, dessert and beverage. This will be on Jan 15th from 5-6:30pm. Cost: $7 for adults; $5 for children 4 to 12; free for children 3 and younger. Carry outs available.

 

The Forgotten Preserves of Mantua

Jan 19

Tiny Mantua has three State Nature Preserves and a state designated Scenic River. Wow! Naturalist Bob Faber will lead this exploration of  the preserves, including the seldom-visited Tummonds Preserve southeast of the village, where we will view the river corridor and small lake that few people have had a chance to see. Meet at 1:00pm at the Village Park on the east side of Mantua on Mennonite Rd. adjacent to the river. Fee: $8 for members of the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station ($10 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Jan 24

Parkman Pack 76 Cub Scouts BSA invites you to join them for a Spaghetti Dinner at the Parkman Community House,  16295 Main Market Rd, Parkman, OH 44080 on Jan 24th from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Advance Tickets: are $8 for adults and $5 for kids. At the door: $9 for adults and $6 for kids, under 5 Free. Carry out available. For tickets contact: parkmanpack76@gmail.com or Call: Monique 216-337-2104. There will also be a Chinese auction. Event sponsored by Parkman Pizza

 

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Jan 26

American Legion Post 459 will be having a pancake and sausage breakfast on Jan 26th from 9:30-1:30. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. At the Post Home on Goodwin St. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

 

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Mantua Restoration Society Fundraiser
Now
Mantua Restoration Society Fundraiser makes a great Christmas gift. Mantua Township and Mantua Village beautiful historical coverlets for sale. Cranberry red – $50 each. Contact Rhetta Hall 330-562-8127

Monday Morning Breakfasts
American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning Breakfasts, time serving from 7:30 am to 11:00. 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Includes coffee and juice. Take out available. More information call 330-326-3188

Do you play a Band Instrument?
If so, Hiram College Wind Ensemble needs you!! Enroll online for Spring 12 week semester. 1 credit – (crn 20139-1) “0” credit – (crn 20138-0) Rehearsals-Tuesday & Thursday from 4:30 – 5:45pm. That’s less than 3 hours of your time per week! Music ensembles look great on your resume for Grad School and prospective employers. Need an instrument? We can probably provide one. Faculty, campus workers and community members are welcome to join. Questions? -email Professor Young at youngke@hiram.edu

Praise and Worship Service
Saturdays
Southington UMC Praise and Worship Services are Saturdays at 7 pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Call 330-898-2156 with any questions.

Fish Dinner
Fridays
Windham American Legion Post 674 Fish Fry – Friday nights from 4-7:30 pm, now through Lent. Fish, Chicken, Shrimp or combo dinners available. Cost is $8.00 per dinner. Legion Post is located on S.R. 303 in Windham. Sponsored by American Legion SAL.

Angel Shoppe Craft Shoppe
Dec 14
The Angel Shoppe Craft Show and Santa Shoppe will be Dec 14th from 10 am to 3 pm at Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road, Huntsburg.  A variety of craft and vendor tables will be there. Children should bring their gift shopping list so they can shop with our help from our adult elf, their purchases will be wrapped to remain a surprise. There will be a delicious lunch menu available, eat in or carry out.  Proceeds will go to Sunday school projects.

Live Nativity
Dec 14
The Hambden Congregational Church located at 13840 G.A.R. Highway, Hambden Twp., Ohio 44024 invites you and your family to come and witness a live outdoor nativity on Dec 14th from 5-8pm.  See   Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, shepherds, Wisemen, and live animals. Come inside and view numerous Nativity sets on display inside our original historical Sanctuary. Then continue the journey to see other   biblical scenes throughout the church building.   Don’t forget to stop in our fellowship hall, where there is a children’s craft center, and free refreshments. Admission is completely FREE!

Holiday Decoration
Dec 14
Make a beautiful winter centerpiece with Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik starting with a paper white birch log. Add fragrant greenery, berries, ornaments, even candles and a bow.  Materials are provided.  Bring a friend along and have some fun making memories.  Dec 14th from 9-noon. $35 fee.  Light refreshments.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Make your check payable to OSU Extension and mail to PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387.  Program is held at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton.  Call 440-834-4656 or visit www.geauga.osu.edu for updates, additional classes, information and directions.

Seneca Ponds & Black Maple Woods
Dec 14
Join naturalist Bob Faber at 1:00pm on Dec 14th to explore two preserved natural areas and some surprise accidental preserves tucked into the landscape of busy Streetsboro. Seneca Ponds is a Portage Park with trails traversing several types of woodland communities on the edge of the headwaters of Tinkers Creek. Black Maple Woods is a forested area of the city park that contains large old growth trees including the rare and unusual black maple. Leader: naturalist Bob Faber. Fee: $8 for members of the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station ($10 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.

Breakfast with Santa
Dec 14
The Palymra Fire Department and the Palmyra Fireflies will be hosting the 7th Annual “Breakfast with Santa.”  The breakfast will be held at the Palmyra fire station on Dec 14th 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; 3 and under are FREE. Along with Breakfast with Santa you will receive one 4×6 photo and frame per family.  Additional pictures will be available for an additional $2.00 each.  Non-perishable items are also being collected to help our adopted family this year during the holiday season.  Come and join the fun with Santa and the Palmyra Fire Department and help a needy family enjoy the holiday as well.

Stephens Memorial Observatory Open
Dec 14
Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open to the public on Dec 14 from 7-9:00 PM. Visitors can stop in for a look at the Moon and stars during the final Open Night of 2013. Given clear skies, visitors will enjoy views of the nearly-full Moon, hoping its brilliance doesn’t drown out the nearby Pleiades star cluster. Other objects may be viewed if time and sky conditions allow. Comet ISON will not be visible as it disintegrated during its November close encounter with the Sun. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. 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.

Bluegrass Music
Dec 14
Bluegrass Music Dec 14th at Chapparell’s Community Center (2418 South Arlington Rd., Akron, OH) Three bands: Coney Carver & the Rainbow Valley Boys, Vertical Limit, and Lloyd Bleveins & Ramblin’ Mountain. Doors open at 5:30 pm, Music from 7-11 pm.  Admission $10, children under 12 free with an adult. For more information contact Coney Carver at 330-592-5648

Open House
Dec 15
Alpha Company, 1st Battalion of the Ohio Military Reserve is hosting an open house for Ohio Citizens wanting to serve their State and Country in a disaster response unit locally. The Ohio Military Reserve is a part of the Ohio Adjutant General’s Office and serves only in the State of Ohio responding to natural and man-made disasters. The unit drills one weekend a month and attends a one week Annual Training at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio. Accepted ages are 17 to 62. No prior military experience needed. Soldiers will be trained on US Army Common Soldier Skills, FEMA training, and leadership training. ln true Minute Men fashion, soldiers supply their own uniform and equipment. The open house will take place Dec 15th from 2-4 pm. Located at the National Guard Armory, 1175W. Vine St., Alliance, Ohio 44601. Don’t just read about Ohio history, be a part of Ohio history!

Community Choir Concert
Dec 15
Appalachian Winter Ravenna Community Choir Concert will be Dec 15th at 3pm at First Congregational Church, 266 S. Chestnut St. in Ravenna. Freewill Offering. Refreshments Following the concert. Janis L. Harcar – Director, Rick DeMattia – Accompanist. any questions please call Debbie 330-730-2114

Chinese Auction
Dec 15
The Garfield Band Boosters will be having a Chinese Auction on Dec 15th from 2-4 pm during our “Sounds of the Season” winter concerts.  The auction is open to the public and will be held at Garfield High School.  Please also join us for some great holiday music as the high school concert band and choir will perform at 2 pm followed by the middle school concert at 4 pm.   Between concerts, light refreshments will be served and the high school “Swing Machine” jazz band will perform.  All Garfield band concerts are free and open to the public.

Christmas Party
Dec 15
The Mantua Legion and Auxiliary will have a joint Christmas party which will be held Dec 15th at 5:30pm at the Village Park Lodge. Members and guests are asked to bring an ample dish to pass for the pot luck dinner and a donation of items or money for the Four C’s

Lending an Ear to Aid Amphibians
Dec 17
Celebrate December’s Long Night Full Moon by thinking about spring, warm weather and those adorable peeping, quacking and croaking amphibians. That’s right, frogs and toads! Join us for another Full Moon Field Station Talk at the Hiram College Field Station beginning at 7:00pm. Biology Professor Cara Constance directs Hiram’s FrogWatch program and discusses the value of amphibians as harbingers of ecosystem health and their precipitous worldwide decline over the past few decades. FrogWatch, USA is a citizen science program that engages community members to learn about frog and toad calls, with the goal of identifying important wetland habitats and ultimately helping to conserve these important amphibians. Who knows? Maybe you will want to become a FrogWatch volunteer. For questions, call 330.569.6003 or emailsorrickmw@hiram.edu.

CBF Dinner Invitation
Dec 17
Covenant Bible Fellowship 8146 High St., Garrettsville invites everyone to our Loaves and Fishes Dinner. This dinner will be held on Dec 17th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. There are no income restrictions, so if you would like a home cooked meal without all the work, please join us and let us serve you. If you should have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 330.527.4205. We look forward to seeing you!!

Home Cooked Supper
Dec 18
The next Home Cooked Supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd., Newton Falls, will feature Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable, Salad, Rolls, Homemade Desserts, and Beverage.  This will be held Dec 18th from 5-6:30pm. Cost is $7 for adults; $5 for children 4 to 12; free for children 3 and younger.

Blue Christmas Service
Dec 18
Blue Christmas Service Dec 18th at 6:45pm. At Mantua Center Christian Church (4118 SR 82, Mantua, OH 44255) Making sacred space for grief during the Holidays. Join us after for conversation with bereavement counselor.

Community Center Open
Dec 18
The Community Center at Mantua Center will be open on Wednesday December  18. Hours are 10am to 4pm, reopening for a 7pm yoga class.  Enter the south entrance of the single story addition behind the old Mantua Center School, just north of SR82 on Center Rd.  We will be closed on Dec. 25, and Jan. 1 because of holidays.   Contact Susan Buckles at 724-544-6881 or Carol Srajer at 330-562-8869 if you need more information.

Christmas Party
Dec 19
The retirees of Local 2243 U.S.W.A. Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R Chapter 1-28-10) will have their Christmas party on Dec 19th from 1-3pm at Dilucia’s Restaurant, 2610 Elm Rd. in Warren. If you are coming please call George 330-847-2929 by Dec 14th. Cost is $11. Please bring a small gift exchange.

Swearing In Ceremony
Dec 19
The Public is invited to a brief swearing in ceremony on Dec 19th at 7 pm at the Freedom Town Hall. Re-Elected Township Trustees Roy Martin and John C. Zizka will be administered their oath of office by County Auditor Janet Esposito. Light refreshments will be served. Regular meeting to follow at 7:30 pm.

Christmas Meal
Dec 20
God Provides a free Christmas meal, Dec 20th from 4-6pm at Nelson United Methodist Church. Dinner includes ham, parsley potatoes, vegetable, roll and dessert.

Spaghetti Dinner
Dec 21
Spaghetti and Meatball dinner will be held on Dec 21st at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rt 88 in West Farmington. Dinner includes salad, bread, pie, juice and coffee. Cost is $7 for adults, $4.50 for ages 5-12 and free for children under 5. Carryouts are available for $7.50.

Longest Night Service for Those Who Mourn
Dec 21
The holidays are full of peppy music, colorful desserts, and brightly wrapped gifts.  But the holidays can be difficult when you miss someone at your holiday table.  December 21st is the longest night of the year and represents the long, dark night of mourning.  Join us at the Windham United Methodist Church, 9051 N. Main St. Windham OH, at 7:30 pm for a time to remember those you’ve lost, and take a moment in the quiet of winter to honor them.  All are welcome.

Santa on a Fire Truck
Dec 22
The Hiram Fire Associations Christmas Santa toy delivery for Hiram Village and Hiram Township residents will be Dec 22nd at 5pm. Gifts must be turned in to the Hiram Fire Department by Dec 20th. Name, complete address and phone number must be on each gift. For any questions, contact Capt. Gary Bott 330-646-1951 or Lt. Shaun Parsons 330-697-0916

Creature Adventure
Dec 28
Adventurers of all ages are invited to follow rhyming clues to neat facts about how animals move via the new indoor exhibit, Something’s Afoot: Nature Just Can’t Stay Put. Discover all the clues to be rewarded! Dec 28th from 1 to 4 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Twp. Show up any time between 1 and 4 p.m. to participate in this free, mostly indoors program, which will be wheelchair/stroller accessible. Outdoors portions are weather permitting and may not be accessible. Clues are suited for children ages 3 and up. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

Eagles, Swans & the Lost Landscape
Dec 29
Walk the trails along Mogadore Lake with naturalist Bob Faber from 1-3pm on Dec 29th. The crenulated shoreline, scattered islands, and hidden coves are clues to the rolling glacial landscape that now lies below the placid waters. As part of the Akron water supply system this area has been protected for many years. Bald eagles, tundra swans, and numerous waterfowl utilize this beautiful aquatic landscape. Leader: naturalist Bob Faber. Fee: $8 for members of the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station ($10 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.

Grandparents in the Park
Dec 31
Grandparents, are you looking for a fun way to celebrate the coming of a new year of fun with your grandchildren? Join Geauga Park District and Naturalist Nora Sindelar for some fun nature activities and snacks, including a “toast” at 12:00 (noon)! Dec 31st from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Twp. Registration is required at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516 for this free program, which will be entirely indoors and wheelchair/stroller accessible. Guests are only asked to bring a snack to share with the group; beverages will be provided.

Noises Off
Jan 10, 11, 12, 17 & 18
The Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre presents “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn with permission by Samuel French, Jan 10, 11, 17 and 18th, 2014 at 7pm Jan 12, 2014 at 2pm. In the James A. Garfield, Iva Walker Auditorium, 10235 State Route 88, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Tickets available at the door; Adults $10.00, children over 12 and seniors over 65, $7.00 and groups of 15 or more $5.00 per person. Call 216-375-0709 for information

An Invitation to Come Home for the Holidays
Jan 14
St. Joseph Parish in Mantua is offering a program to invite Catholics who are away from the practice of their faith to consider the Catholic Church in January/February 2014. Do you know a Catholic who no longer attends a Catholic church? Could you approach them in the manner of a committed Catholic and friend and offer an invitation to attend the first session of Awakening Faith on Jan 14th. It will take place at St. Joseph’s beginning at 7:00 pm in the All-Purpose Room. To register or for more information, please contact Sr. Joyce Schreiber, SND, at 330-274-2253.

Spaghetti Dinner
Jan 24
Parkman Pack 76 Cub Scouts BSA invites you to join them for a Spaghetti Dinner at the Parkman Community House,  16295 Main Market Rd, Parkman, OH 44080 on Jan 24th from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Advance Tickets: are $8 for adults and $5 for kids. At the Door: $9 for adults and $6 for kids, under 5 Free. Carry out available. For Tickets Contact: parkmanpack76@gmail.com or Call: Monique 216-337-2104. There will also be a Chinese auction. Event sponsored by Parkman Pizza

We’ve all heard that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Well on Tuesday, December 10th, that old adage will be updated to include paper clips, dryer sheets, and lots of other seemingly harmless household items. That evening, the Mantua Police Department will host a traveling exhibit entitled “Hidden In Plain Sight,” at the Crestwood High School. The exhibit, hosted by the Bath and Copley Police Departments, gives adults the opportunity to explore and interact with a display designed to resemble an average teenager’s bedroom. Throughout the exhibit are over 150 seemingly harmless items that may indicate that a teen could be involved in some high-risk behavior such as substance abuse, underage drinking, eating disorders, and sexual activity.

Attendees at the awareness program will be able to get an up-close look at the items in the room and be shown how they can be used. The 90-minute program that accompanies the exhibit provides in-depth highlights, as well as resources, should parents need help in resolving any issues they uncover.

Doors open for the program in Mantua at 7:15 p.m.; the presentation begins at 7:30. There is no charge for admittance; however, the program is for adults only.  The traveling exhibit has been shared in over 30 communities throughout Northeastern Ohio since 2012.

For details, contact School Resource Officer Joe Urso at SRO@crestwoodschools.org.

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The Hambden Congregational Church,  3840 G.A.R. Highway, Hambden Twp., invites you and your family to come and witness a live outdoor nativity on December, 14th from 5-8pm. See Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, shepherds, Wisemen, and live animals.

Come inside and view numerous Nativity sets on display inside our original historical Sanctuary. Then continue the journey to see other biblical scenes throughout the church building.

Don’t forget to stop in our fellowship hall, where there is a children’s craft center, and free refreshments.

Admission is completely FREE!