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Mantua Restoration Society Fundraiser

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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

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Gingerbread House Display

Through Dec 19

Burton Public Library Programming, Gingerbread House Display. Our Gingerbread House Contest entries & winners will be on display at the Library from Nov 21st through Dec 19th. Please stop by to enjoy this festive event!

 

Mantua Restoration Society Fundraiser

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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

 

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 28

A free Thanksgiving dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day from 11:30-12:30 pm at the Newton Falls American Legion, 2025 East River Rd. Newton Falls, Ohio. Everyone Welcome! Sponsored by:  St. Nicolas Outreach, Warren, Ohio, in co-operation with Newton Falls American legion.

 

3rd Annual Turkey Walk / Run

Nov 28

Come out and join us Thanksgiving morning for the 3rd Annual  Brimfield 1 Mile/5-K Turkey Walk/Run through local neighborhoods – strollers, wagons and pets welcome! Registration starts at 7:45 at the Brimfield Plaza*Corner of St. Rt. 43 and Tallmadge Rd. The walk/run starts promptly at 8:30 Rain or Shine! Cost: 2 non perishable food items,  new toy for the Brimfield Community Cupboard – Cash donations will also be accepted.  This Walk/Run is an OPEN event – So start a New FAMILY Tradition that gets you off the couch and moving – Also to encourage people who don’t/can’t run ~ to come out and just walk…young and old alike!!!

 

“Diving Into Nature!”

Nov 29

Don’t take the kids shopping on Black Friday. Take them outside! On Nov 29 from 1-4 pm  children (ages 8-12) will have fun exploring nature and learning how to observe and describe the world around them. Each participant will make their own nature journal and practice using it to help them become keen observers of their surroundings. Nature discoveries will be creatively recorded in the journals through writing, drawing, and crafts. Families are invited to join us at the end of the program as we share our discoveries while warming up by a campfire. Fee: $8 per participant. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Christmas at the Barnhisel House

Nov 30

The public is invited to Christmas at the Barnhisel House at 1011 N. State Street, Nov 30th Dec 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th from1-5pm. The theme is “Dolls and Bears”.  Visitors will see a variety of bears and dolls displayed all through the historic Barnhisel estate. Refreshments, Christmas music on the organ and guides dressed in period costume will welcome guests to the event. Guests can also purchase a 2014 calendar or note cards with photos from Girard’s history. Donations are welcome. For more information, visit www.girardhistoricalsociety.org .

Scotch Doubles

Nov 30

Scotch Doubles Fundraiser for the Tim Deverick Family will be Nov 30th at 9pm at Skylane Bowling Alley. All proceeds will go to the family for medical and funeral expenses/ time lost his battle with cancer Nov 4th. Cost is $40 per couple; this includes shoes, pizza, other food, 50/50 raffles and Chinese auction. For pre-sale tickets or questions call Megan Braden at the Skylanes drive thru or 330-326-2869. Everyone is welcome.

 

Santa’s Collection Craft Show

Nov 30

Climb the stairs to a wonderland of holiday excitement on Nov 30th for the Thirteenth annual Santa’s Collection Craft show from 9am-3pm. Area crafters with unique gifts, crafts and toys. Free admission to craft show only. For table information, contact Carol at 440-834-4532. All proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund.

 

Breakfast with Santa

Nov 30 & Dec 1

Burton American Legion Auxiliary, Post 459 (Goodwin St in Burton) will be hosting Breakfast with Santa on Nov 30th and Dec 1st from 9am-1pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children under 5.

Holiday Country Fair

Nov 30 & Dec 1

Holiday Country Fair will be Nov 30th & Dec 1st from 11- 6 both days! The fair will be held at The Red Maple Inn:  14707 South Cheshire St., Burton, OH 44021 Escape to the country and join some of your favorite craft and direct sales vendors for a stress-free holiday shopping event! Tickets will be available for a Gift Basket Drawing – proceeds go to “Sponsor-a-Family” – a program coordinated by Geauga County Job & Family Services which provides food and gifts to low income families and seniors in Geauga County.

 

Author Les Roberts

Dec 3

On Dec 3rd at 6:30 pm, Author Les Roberts will be at the Burton Public Library. Les Roberts is the author of 17 mystery novels featuring Cleveland private investigator Milan Jacovich, as well as 11 other books of fiction. He came to mystery writing after a 24-year career in Hollywood writing and producing television shows. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Northeast Ohio. Book signing will follow the program with books available for purchase. Seating is limited to 50.

 

Christmas TV History

Dec 4

Joanna Wilson Presents Christmas TV History on Dec 4th at 6:30 p.m., Joanna Wilson will present an “Entertaining Spirits” program at Reed Memorial Library. No registration is necessary for this free program. For more information, call 330-296-2827 (ext. 200). Reed Memorial Library is located at 167 E. Main St. Ravenna, OH 44266.

 

Community Center Open

Dec 4, 11, 18

The Community Center at Mantua Center will be open on Wednesdays December 4, 11, and 18. Coffee and tea are always available, as are a jigsaw puzzle to help construct, a choice of board games, and a variety of craft materials and books for kids.   We have a potluck lunch at about noon, and we always seem to have a good variety of food to share.  People enjoy sitting and chatting, or working on various projects they bring, such as quilt piecing, scrapbooking, and crocheting.  Most afternoons there are groups playing cards.  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 Meeting

Dec 5

The Portage County Council of the American Legion Auxiliary will hold its Christmas meeting at Ravenna Unit no. 331 on Dec 5th. Reservations for the free lunch at 6:30pm should be made with Norma Mounts 330-297-5123. In lieu of gift exchange, members are asked to bring a gift for ladies at the women’s shelter. Gifts should be unopened and in a gift bag. No candles or alcohol will be accepted.

 

The Rotary “Country Christmas Gift Shop”

Dec 5-8

Candy and Crafts Show, Located at the historic “Mantua Center School “, 11741 Mantua Center Rd., Mantua. Free pictures with Santa; 2:30-5:30pm. Free tours of the 99 year old school. This is a four day show starting on: Dec 5th from 6:30pm-9:00pm, Dec 6th from 10:30-7pm, Dec 7th from 10:00-5:30pm and Dec 8th, from 11-5pm. This craft show is coordinated with the Mantua Christmas Tour of Homes. Always looking for more crafters For more information: 330-351-3035

 

Blues DeVille to Play

Dec 6

Blues DeVille will be playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on Dec 6th at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Blues DeVille is known for playing Blues, Swing, Old Soul, and even a little Zydeco. Sponsored by KCE. (216) 316-0068. Dance lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

 

Upton Open House

Dec 6

On Dec 6th from 6-8pm, there will be an Open House at the Upton House in downtown Warren. The theme is Christmas Splendor and each room of the house is beautifully decorated by Upton members and volunteers. The Harriet Taylor Upton House is located on 380 Mahoning Ave NW, Warren, Ohio and is available for party rentals . For more information phone 330-395-1840 or the web at www.uptonhouse.org.

 

Soup Supper

Dec 6

The Mantua Legion and Auxiliary Soup Supper will be Dec 6th at the Village Park Lodge. Open to the public, Cost us $7 for adults and $3 for children, includes a variety of homemade soups, salads and desserts.

 

Pearl Harbor Day Service

Dec 7

Atwood- Mauck Post 459 will be having a Pearl Harbor Day Service on Dec 7th at 11 am at Burton Village Square Gazebo. For details call Bo 440-834-8765

 

 

Christmas Parade

Dec 7

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair’s annual lighted Christmas Parade “Treasures Under The Tree” will take place downtown Ravenna on Main Street at 7 pm. on Dec 7th. Line up begins at 6pm at the corner of Main Street & Myrtle and at East Plaza parking lot. The parade includes themed floats, dancing and marching groups. Leading off the parade will be the Ravenna High School Band under the direction of Drew Adametz.  Santa Claus straight from the North Pole will arrive on a Ravenna Fire Truck. Local youngsters will have a chance to share their Christmas wishes with Santa following the parade at the Buckeye Mini Mall, located at 250 E. Main St.  For parade information call the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair at (330) 296-3247or Mark Short at 330-297-1586.

 

Toy Drop Off

Dec 7

On Dec 7th from 9-1 there will be a toy drop off at Cole Valley Chevrolet. Toys and donations will be for the children of Newton Falls. All donations stay in Newton Falls. Please help make a Christmas for our needy kids.

 

Senior Citizens’ Luncheon

Dec 7

First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls will be hosting a Senior Citizens’ Luncheon on Dec 7th. The program will begin at 11:30 am with the luncheon to follow at noon.  The event is open to any area senior citizen.  For additional information please contact the church office at (330) 872-7055 or log on at: www.fbcnewtonfalls.com.

 

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 7

Parkman Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa on Dec 7th from 9 to 11 am at the Parkman Community House (16295 St. Rt. 422).  Bring a camera and take your child’s picture with Santa Claus.  You can then enjoy a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage & pancakes.  Kids eat for only $2.50 each and $3.50 each for accompanying adults.  Call to make your reservation – Patty @ (440) 548-2242 or Denise @ (440) 548-2939.

 

15th Century Yuletide Revels Christmas Dinner & Show

Dec 7

The James A. Garfield Theatre Department is having their 2nd Annual 15th Century England Yuletide Revels Christmas dinner and show on Dec 7th.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children 7 and younger. Ticket includes catered buffet dinner and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 PM at GHS & show at 7:30 PM. Call GHS 330-527-4341 to reserve your tickets now. The show includes Lords & Ladies, Jester, Herald Trumpets, Recorders, Feast and Song.

 

Chinese Auction

Dec 7

New Mercies Community Church at the corner of Butternut and Aquilla roads is holding a Chinese auction on Dec 7th. Doors open at 4pm, auction starts at 6pm. Admission is $5 with 25 bidding tickets and $3 each additional sheet some of the prizes include a $250 grand walk in kitchen donated by step 2 a girls bike, a $50 cleats gift card and a $75 cheese basket from Cabot’s, along with over 300 other wonderful items. Food will be served all night. Come in from the cold and do come Christmas shopping with us.

 

Christmas Bazaar

Dec 7

The Girard Junior Women present the annual Christmas Bazaar on Dec 7th from 10-2pm. The Christmas Bazaar includes a baked goods sale, a gifts table at kid friendly prices, free games and a coloring contest. Santa arrives at 11am and will visit with children and pose for photos for anyone with a camera until 1 pm. Girard City Gym is located on W. Main St. in Girard. For more information, visit the Girard Junior Women on Facebook.

 

Winter Craft Show

Dec 7

The Herb Society, part of the Portage County Gardeners, is hosting a Winter Craft Show on Dec 7th from 9-3 at the Gardeners’ Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. in Rootstown. Twenty three vendors will offer a variety of hand crafted items including pottery, walking sticks, wreaths, knitting, baskets, jewelry, dolls, gourmet candy and food and much more. Lunch will also be available.

Pizza with Santa

Dec 7

Kiwanis of the Western Reserve Pizza with Santa will be Dec 7th from 10am-12:30pm at the Hiram Christian Church located at the corner of Rtes. 82 & 700 in Hiram Village. Tickets are $ 3.00, children 2 and under FREE! Pizza, cookies, & beverages.  There is a Secret Santa Shop featuring holiday gifts $ 1.00- $ 5.00, face painting, crafts, & reindeer games.  And of course, SANTA! Purchase tickets in advance at Cortland Bank in Mantua, Hiram College Bookstore, and the Middlefield Banks in Mantua & Garrettsville

 

Rotary Farmers Market Holiday Fest

Dec 7

The Christmas holidays are 14 days away from Dec 7th and a perfect time to stock up and prepare for this special time of year. Jams, jellies, baked goods, breads, holiday decorations, cutting boards, jewelry, pottery, handmade tree ornaments, candle holders, handmade soaps, poinsettias, woven place mats and more at the Rotary Farmers Market Holiday Fest to be held from 9-3 pm at The Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 S.R. 44 in Mantua. Free pictures with Santa from 11-2pm. The same day treat yourself to the Christmas Tour of Homes in Mantua, and the “Country Christmas Gift Shop”, a Candy and Crafts Show at the Mantua Center School 10 –5:30.  Crafters wanted. For more information: 330-351-3035

 

St. Ambrose Christmas Concert

Dec 8

St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville is holding their annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 8th at 6pm. Sacred and secular Christmas music will be performed by the Adult vocal choir and the O.K. Chorale Children’s Choir. Special guest accompanist is Pat Amor. The event is open to the public with free admission.

 

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Dec 8

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Dec 8th at Saint Mary’s social hall, 120 Maple Dr. in Newton Falls from 12-3pm. 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, Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

 

Auxiliary Meeting

Dec 9

The Auxiliary will meet on Dec 9th at 1 pm at the Post in Mantua

 

BSA Troop 4262 Open House

Dec 9

Open House with BSA Troop 4262 on Dec 9th from 6:30-8:30p.m. Come and see what the troop is working on. See what it means to be a boy scout. We are chartered by, The Garrettsville United Methodist Church, located at 8223 Park Avenue, in Garrettsville. Stop by for some fun and refreshments.

 

Cardinaires Christmas Concert and Luncheon

Dec 10

The Cardinaires Christmas Concert and Luncheon, sponsored by the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce, is set for Dec 10th at Noon at Welshfield Inn, 14001 Main Market Road. The cost for this concert and lunch buffet is $20 a person. The buffet includes Yankee Pot Roast, Chicken Marsala, side dishes, rolls and butter, soft beverage and Christmas Cookies for dessert. Call to reserve your space at 440-632-5705 or email to mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com by December 1, 2013. You can mail check payment for your reserved spaces to Middlefield Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 801, Middlefield, Ohio 44062. A donation and proceeds will go to the Cardinaires of Cardinal High School.

 

Hidden in Plain Sight

Dec 10

Hidden in Plain Sight, an awareness program for parents and other adults will be held Dec 10th at Crestwood High School in Mantua. Doors open at 7:15 and presentation will begin at 7:30. There will be an astonishing, interactive exhibit designed to resemble a teenager’s bedroom, which contains 150+ items which may be indicative of risky behaviors such as substance use, violence, eating disorders, juvenile crime, technology, risky games/challenges and more accompanies by a PowerPoint presentation and discussion. This event is presented by Bath and Copley Police and assisted by Mantua Police. For more info contact School Resource Office, Joe Urso SRO@crestwoodschools.org.

 

St. Mary & St. Joseph Ladies Guild Bake Kolache

Dec 10 & 11

St. Mary & St. Joseph Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking homemade Kolache for the Christmas holiday and you may purchase this taste of Eastern Europe at the low cost of $10.00 each. The Ladies offer the following fillings: apricot, nut and poppy seed. To order contact Barbara Wolff 330-872-1951. Pick up times are Dec 10th from 9-4 and Dec 11 from 9-6.

 

American Legion Meeting

Dec 12

The America Legion will meet Dec 12th at 7:30pm at the Post in Mantua

 

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.

 

Hiram College Cheer Camp

Dec 14

Kids from ages 5-12 can learn cheers and a dance from the Hiram College Cheerleaders and cheer at half-time on Dec 14th. Check in is 9:45 in the Colman Sports Center Lobby, and camp begins at 10am in the Martin Field House, game to follow at 3pm at the Charles A. Henry Field Cost is $45 for the camp; add an additional $6 to eat lunch with the Hiram Cheerleaders.  A check written to Hiram College can be mailed to:  Terry Clutter Athletic Dept. P.O. Box 1777 Hiram College, 44234. Full payment is due by Dec 6th. Additional information can be found at http://www.hiramterriers.com/athletics/Cheerleading/cheer.

 

Angel Shoppe Craft Shop

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.  Vendor space is still available; to get any information about the Angel Shoppe or table space, call the church at 440-636-5504 for Merry Lou.

 

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!

 

Geauga Co. Master Gardeners Holiday Decoration

Dec 14

Make a beautiful winter centerpiece starting with a paper white birch log with Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik Dec 14th from 9-noon.  Add fragrant greenery, berries, ornaments, even candles and a bow.  We’ll have all the materials waiting for you to create your centerpiece for the holidays.  Just bring yourself and a friend and have some fun.  You’ll love what you’ll create! $35 fee. Light refreshments and centerpiece materials provided.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. 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.  Visit www.geauga.osu.edu for updates, additional classes, information and directions.

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 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

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

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Gingerbread House Display

Through Dec 19

Burton Public Library Programming, Gingerbread House Display. Our Gingerbread House Contest entries & winners will be on display at the Library from Nov 21st through Dec 19th. Please stop by to enjoy this festive event!

 

Mantua Restoration Society Fundraiser

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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

 

Spaghetti Dinner/Chinese Auction

Nov 23

Please attend The First Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Chinese Auction Nov 23rd at James A. Garfield Elementary School.  This will not be your average spaghetti dinner, but also a fun family night out!  Come for dinner, stay for family games!  Participate in additional activities by purchasing tickets after dinner; try your hand at turkey bowling (you may even win a turkey!), dump spaghetti noodles on our gym teacher’s head, plus chances to win wonderful gift baskets & 50/50 raffle.  Pre-sale dinner tickets are on sale now in the Elementary office.     $7.00 Adult   $3.00 Children (12-5)   4 & under free    Please call the Elementary 330-527-2184 for more info.

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

Nov 23

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Swiss Steak dinner Nov 23rd 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.

 

Stuff the Bus

Nov 23

Join The East Geauga Kiwanis in Stuff the Bus on Nov 23rd from 9am-3pm on the Wal-Mart parking lot in Middlefield. This event is to benefit Geauga County Job & Family Services. Please help the less fortunate in our county and drop off new toys, games and gift cards. Cash donations will also be accepted. If you need more info call Tom 440-313-8823 Or Judy 440-413-0557

 

Parkman Feather Party

Nov 23

Save the date, Nov 23rd on your calendar for Parkman Fire Department’s annual Feather party. Prizes include turkeys, hams, stuffed animals and door prizes. Food is available. Doors open at 6pm, games start at 7 at the Community House in Parkman.

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

 Nov 23

On Nov 23rd there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and we will serve until 6:30 unless food runs out. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeout’s are available.

 

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 24

A benefit spaghetti dinner

is being held for Denise Morehead who is enduring treatment for kidney cancer.  The dinner will be held at the Elks Club in Kent at 2265 Erie Street Ravenna (located behind Twin Star Bowling Alley) on November 24, at 3pm -7pm. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Tickets for the dinner are $8 for adults and $5 for children. The benefit dinner will also have a 50/50 raffle, and basket raffles. Question and ticket orders can be directed

to Katie at 330 548-2277.

 

Free Water Well Monitoring

Nov 25

Concerned Citizens Ohio/ Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room (downstairs) of the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram, OH 44234 (corner of State Routes 700, 82, 305) on Nov 25th at 7 pm. For accurate readings, your sample should be taken as directly from the well as possible— before any treatment and within an hour before we test it. For a sample “fresh from the well,” drain the water sitting in your pipes by running any household cold water for about 10 minutes before you collect your sample (from the well head or from a faucet on your pump). Use a clean, wide-mouthed, covered glass container that holds about 8 oz.  Come at 7:00 and we’ll be running videos with experts explaining the hydrofracture (“fracking”) shale drilling and why it produces so much toxic waste. You can stay as long as you find the videos interesting, while you’re waiting for you water to be tested. For more information contact Gwen Fischer at 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com.

 

Domestic Violence Program

Nov 25

The League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown will present a program on domestic violence. This program is free to the public, and will be Nov 25th at 6:30 in the Park Vista community room on Fifth Avenue in Youngstown .Dottie Kane will discuss background and statistics, Attorney Michelle Simonelli will present the legal process and Dr. Monica Dragoman will have information on Domestic Violence as a global health issue.

 

Blood Drive

Nov 27

It is time for our last blood drive for the American Red Cross at our church, this year, but sadly it will be our last one totally. Circumstances have made it so that we will not be able to continue doing these at our church. We will miss you all and are very grateful for your attendance all these years. It has been a labor of love, but all things come to an end, there will be someone else to do it, and the drive will continue somewhere.  Ours is Nov. 27th, from noon to 6pm and we have a lot to be thankful for this year, your loyalty and caring all these years. Please come and let us thank you, there will be T shirts this time .and I have been told they are very special, so see you then. Thank you editors for all your help over these 10 years and getting the message out to the community, Deanie Simpson, coordinator for the American Red Cross and our church.

 

PCDL Closed Thanksgiving

Nov 28

All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27 and will remain closed Thursday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. They will resume normal operating hours on Friday, November 29. Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org. Find us on Facebook.

 

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 28

A free Thanksgiving dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day from 11:30-12:30 pm at the Newton Falls American Legion, 2025 East River Rd. Newton Falls, Ohio. Everyone Welcome! Sponsored by:  St. Nicolas Outreach, Warren, Ohio, in co-operation with Newton Falls American legion.

 

3rd Annual Turkey Walk / Run

Nov 28

Come out and join us Thanksgiving morning for the 3rd Annual  Brimfield 1 Mile/5-K Turkey Walk/Run through local neighborhoods – strollers, wagons and pets welcome! Registration starts at 7:45 at the Brimfield Plaza*Corner of St. Rt. 43 and Tallmadge Rd. The walk/run starts promptly at 8:30 Rain or Shine! Cost: 2 non perishable food items,  new toy for the Brimfield Community Cupboard – Cash donations will also be accepted.  This walk/Run is an OPEN event – So start a New FAMILY Tradition that gets you off the couch and moving – Also to encourage people who don’t/can’t run ~ to come out and just walk…young and old alike!!!

 

“Diving Into Nature!”

Nov 29

Don’t take the kids shopping on Black Friday. Take them outside! On Nov 29 from 1-4 pm  children (ages 8-12) will have fun exploring nature and learning how to observe and describe the world around them. Each participant will make their own nature journal and practice using it to help them become keen observers of their surroundings. Nature discoveries will be creatively recorded in the journals through writing, drawing, and crafts. Families are invited to join us at the end of the program as we share our discoveries while warming up by a campfire. Fee: $8 per participant. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Christmas at the Barnhisel House

Nov 30

The public is invited to Christmas at the Barnhisel House at 1011 N. State Street, Nov 30th Dec 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th from1-5pm. The theme is “Dolls and Bears”.  Visitors will see a variety of bears and dolls displayed all through the historic Barnhisel estate. Refreshments, Christmas music on the organ and guides dressed in period costume will welcome guests to the event. Guests can also purchase a 2014 calendar or note cards with photos from Girard’s history. Donations are welcome. For more information, visit www.girardhistoricalsociety.org .

 

Santa’s Collection Craft Show

Nov 30

Climb the stairs to a wonderland of holiday excitement on Nov 30th for the Thirteenth annual Santa’s Collection Craft show from 9am-3pm. Area crafters with unique gifts, crafts and toys. Free admission to craft show only. For table information, contact Carol at 440-834-4532. All proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund.

 

Breakfast with Santa

Nov 30 & Dec 1

Burton American Legion Auxiliary, Post 459 (Goodwin St in Burton) will be hosting Breakfast with Santa on Nov 30th and Dec 1st from 9am-1pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children under 5.

Holiday Country Fair

Nov 30 & Dec 1

Holiday Country Fair will be Nov 30th & Dec 1st from 11- 6 both days! The fair will be held at The Red Maple Inn:  14707 South Cheshire St., Burton, OH 44021 Escape to the country and join some of your favorite craft and direct sales vendors for a stress-free holiday shopping event! Tickets will be available for a Gift Basket Drawing – proceeds go to “Sponsor-a-Family” – a program coordinated by Geauga County Job & Family Services which provides food and gifts to low income families and seniors in Geauga County.

 

Author Les Roberts

Dec 3

On Dec 3rd at 6:30 pm, Author Les Roberts will be at the Burton Public Library. Les Roberts is the author of 17 mystery novels featuring Cleveland private investigator Milan Jacovich, as well as 11 other books of fiction. He came to mystery writing after a 24-year career in Hollywood writing and producing television shows. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Northeast Ohio. Book signing will follow the program with books available for purchase. Seating is limited to 50.

 

Community Center Open

Dec 4, 11, 18

The Community Center at Mantua Center will be open on Wednesdays December 4, 11, and 18. Coffee and tea are always available, as are a jigsaw puzzle to help construct, a choice of board games, and a variety of craft materials and books for kids.   We have a potluck lunch at about noon, and we always seem to have a good variety of food to share.  People enjoy sitting and chatting, or working on various projects they bring, such as quilt piecing, scrapbooking, and crocheting.  Most afternoons there are group’s playing cards.  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 Nov. 27, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1 because of holidays.  If participation continues to be good we will announce January openings in mid-December.  Contact Susan Buckles at 724-544-6881 or Carol Srajer at 330-562-8869 if you need more information.

 

The Rotary “Country Christmas Gift Shop”

Dec 5-8

Candy and Crafts Show, Located at the historic “Mantua Center School “, 11741 Mantua Center Rd., Mantua. Free pictures with Santa; 2:30-5:30pm. Free tours of the 99 year old school. This is a four day show starting on: Dec 5th from 6:30pm-9:00pm, Dec 6th from 10:30-7pm, Dec 7th from 10:00-5:30pm and Dec 8th, from 11-5pm. This craft show is coordinated with the Mantua Christmas Tour of Homes. Always looking for more crafters For more information: 330-351-3035

 

Blues DeVille to Play

Dec 6

Blues DeVille will be playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on Dec 6th at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Blues DeVille is known for playing Blues, Swing, Old Soul, and even a little Zydeco. Sponsored by KCE. (216) 316-0068. Dance lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

 

Upton Open House

Dec 6

On Dec 6th from 6-8pm, there will be an Open House at the Upton House in downtown Warren. The theme is Christmas Splendor and each room of the house is beautifully decorated by Upton members and volunteers. The Harriet Taylor Upton House is located on 380 Mahoning Ave NW, Warren, Ohio and is available for party rentals . For more information phone 330-395-1840 or the web at www.uptonhouse.org.

 

15th Century Yuletide Revels Christmas Dinner & Show

Dec 7

The James A. Garfield Theatre Department is having their 2nd Annual 15th Century England Yuletide Revels Christmas dinner and show on Dec 7th.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children 7 and younger. Ticket includes catered buffet dinner and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 PM at GHS & show at 7:30 PM. Call GHS 330-527-4341 to reserve your tickets now. The show includes Lords & Ladies, Jester, Herald Trumpets, Recorders, Feast and Song.

 

Toy Drop Off

Dec 7

On Dec 7th from 9-1 there will be a toy drop off at Cole Valley Chevrolet. Toys and donations will be for the children of Newton Falls. All donations stay in Newton Falls, please help make a Christmas for our needy kids.

 

Chinese Auction

Dec 7

New Mercies Community Church at the corner of Butternut and Aquilla roads is holding a Chinese auction on Dec 7th. Doors open at 4pm, auction starts at 6pm. Admission is $5 with 25 bidding tickets and $3 each additional sheet some of the prizes include a $250 grand walk in kitchen donated by step 2 a girls bike, a $50 cleats gift card and a $75 cheese basket from Cabot’s, along with over 300 other wonderful items food will be served all night come in from the cold and do come Christmas shopping with us.

 

Christmas Bazaar

Dec 7

The Girard Junior Women present the annual Christmas Bazaar on Dec 7th from 10-2pm. The Christmas Bazaar includes a baked goods sale, a gifts table at kid friendly prices, free games and a coloring contest. Santa arrives at 11am and will visit with children and pose for photos for anyone with a camera until 1 pm. Girard City Gym is located on W. Main St. in Girard. For more information, visit the Girard Junior Women on Facebook.

 

Winter Craft Show

Dec 7

The Herb Society, part of the Portage County Gardeners, is hosting a Winter Craft Show on Dec 7th from 9-3 at the Gardeners’ Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. in Rootstown. Twenty three vendors will offer a variety of hand crafted items including pottery, walking sticks, wreaths, knitting, baskets, jewelry, dolls, gourmet candy and food and much more. Lunch will also be available.

 

Pizza with Santa

Dec 7

Kiwanis of the Western Reserve Pizza with Santa will be Dec 7th from 10am-12:30pm at the Hiram Christian Church located at the corner of Rtes. 82 & 700 in Hiram Village. Tickets are $ 3.00, children 2 and under FREE! Pizza, cookies, & beverages.  There is a Secret Santa Shop featuring holiday gifts $ 1.00- $ 5.00, face painting, crafts, & reindeer games.  And of course, SANTA! Purchase tickets in advance at Cortland Bank in Mantua, Hiram College Bookstore, and the Middlefield Banks in Mantua & Garrettsville

 

Rotary Farmers Market Holiday Fest

Dec 7

The Christmas holidays are 14 days away from Dec 7th and a perfect time to stock up and prepare for this special time of year. Jams, jellies, baked goods, breads, holiday decorations, cutting boards, jewelry, pottery, handmade tree ornaments, candle holders, handmade soaps, poinsettias, woven place mats and more at the Rotary Farmers Market Holiday Fest to be held from 9-3 pm at The Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 S.R. 44 in Mantua. Free pictures with Santa from 11-2pm. The same day treat yourself to the Christmas Tour of Homes in Mantua, and the “Country Christmas Gift Shop”, a Candy and Crafts Show at the Mantua Center School 10 –5:30.  Crafter wanted. For more information: 330-351-3035

 

St. Ambrose Christma Concert

Dec 8

St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville is holding their annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 8th at 6pm. Sacred and secular Christmas music will be performed by the Adult vocal choir and the O.K. Chorale Children’s Choir. Special guest accompanist is Pat Amor. The event is open to the public with free admission.

 

Hidden in Plain Sight

Dec 10

Hidden in Plain Sight, an awareness program for parents and other adults will be held Dec 10th at Crestwood High School in Mantua. Doors open at 7:15 and presentation will begin at 7:30. There will be an astonishing, interactive exhibit designed to resemble a teenager’s bedroom, which contains 150+ items which may be indicative of risky behaviors such as substance use, violence, eating disorders, juvenile crime, technology, risky games/challenges and more accompanies by a PowerPoint presentation and discussion. This event is presented by Bath and Copley Police and assisted by Mantua Police. For more info contact School Resource Office, Joe Urso SRO@crestwoodschools.org.

 

St. Mary & St. Joseph Ladies Guild Bake Kolache

Dec 10 & 11

St. Mary & St. Joseph Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking homemade Kolache for the Christmas holiday and you may purchase this taste of Eastern Europe at the low cost of $10.00 each. The Ladies offer the following fillings: apricot, nut and poppy seed. To order contact Barbara Wolff 330-872-1951. Pick up times are Dec 10th from 9-4 and Dec 11 from 9-6.

 

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.

 

Hiram College Cheer Camp

Dec 14

Kids from ages 5-12 can learn cheers and a dance from the Hiram College Cheerleaders and cheer at half-time on Dec 14th. Check in is 9:45 in the Colman Sports Center Lobby, and camp begins at 10am in the Martin Field House, game to follow at 3pm at the Charles A. Henry Field Cost is $45 for the camp; add an additional $6 to eat lunch with the Hiram Cheerleaders.  A check written to Hiram College can be mailed to:  Terry Clutter Athletic Dept. P.O. Box 1777 Hiram College, 44234. Full payment is due by Dec 6th. Additional information can be found at http://www.hiramterriers.com/athletics/Cheerleading/cheer.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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Holiday Meal Volunteers Needed

The Geauga County Department on Aging will once again offer a traditional holiday meal  to any Geauga County Seniors, age sixty (60) and older, who will be home and alone on Thanksgiving Day, November 28nd and/or Christmas Day, December 25th.

We are looking for friendly volunteers to deliver a hot holiday meal to the senior’s home and spend a little time on Thanksgiving and/or Christmas day.

If you are interested in volunteering this holiday season, please call the Geauga County Department on Aging, at (440) 279-2130, (440) 564-7131 ext 2130 or (440) 834-1856 ext 2130.

Turkey Shoots

Sundays thru Nov 24

Shooting starts at 10am now thru Nov 24. The competition is with shotgun; closest pellet to center wins! Winners receive cash, meat & assorted prizes. Refreshments are available for purchase. LOCATION: Shalersville; Peck Rd. (1/2 mile South of Rt. 303 on west side of road). Proceeds benefits Streetsboro Sportsman’s Associations.

 

Start Something

Now

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 and we couldn’t do any of it without you. Please call us today at 330-296-6655 or visit our website at wwwbbsportage.org. All it takes is 12 hours a month and the willingness to Start Something.

 

Softball Players Wanted

Now

Softball players wanted for 12U travel team, the Ohio Outlaws. If you have a dedicated athlete looking to play softball at a competitive level, have a ton of fun, with talented players and coaches to push her, give us a call! Call or text 440-487-0486

 

Gingerbread House Contest

Now-Nov 18

Burton Public Library Programming Gingerbread House Contest. It’s that time of year again! Entry forms and gingerbread house displays will be due at the Burton Public Library on Nov 18th, between 9:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Please stop by the Library to pick-up an entry form, or visit our website.

 

Fish Dinner

Nov 8

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Dinner will be Nov 8th from 4-7:30pm at 8149 Center Street. Fish, shrimp or combo, dinner includes baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. Chicken tenders are also available. Take outs available; 330-527-2330. There will be no dinner in December. Open to public.

 

Fish Dinner

Nov 8

American Legion Post 674 fish dinner will be Nov 8th from 4-7:30pm at the Post home in Windham. Dinner sponsored by SAL. Cost is $9, children 3 and under eat free and $8 for seniors.

 

Annual Holiday Sale

Nov 8 & 9

Hiram Farm Living & Learning Community will be hosting their Annual Holiday Sale at 11543 Garfield Road, Hiram, OH on Nov 8th from noon thru 4:00 and Nov 9th from 10- 3. Start your Christmas shopping early with our beautiful craft items, soup, cookie and bread mixes, tree and wall ornaments, placemats, table runners and much, much more.

Craft Show

Nov 9

Amish/Mennonite Craft Show will be Nov 9th from 9am-3:30pm at Joes Window Shop, corner of SR 168 and Shedd Road. Over 40 vendors – lunch available. For more info call Judy 216-410-3265 or Joe 440-834-0326

 

Pork Dinner

Nov 9

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Pork dinner Nov 9th 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.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 9

Treat your Veteran to dinner! Windham United Methodist Church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Nov 9th from 4:30 – 7:00pm. All you can eat includes spaghetti with meat sauce, coleslaw, bread & butter, dessert and beverage. Adults $7.00, Children 5-12 $4.00, under 5 free.  Takeout’s are available!

 

Stephens Memorial Observatory Open

Nov 9

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open to the public on Nov 9th from 7-9 pm. Visitors can stop in for a look at the “island universe” known as the Great Andromeda Galaxy (M31). Thought for a long time to be a bright nebula, it was only in the 20th century that modern astronomers determined M31 to be a galaxy separate and distant from our own — the first known to science. Also planned are views of collections of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy: the Perseus Double Cluster, and the Pleiades or “Seven Sisters.”  The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. Good sky conditions are critical this program. For updates and more information, see the observatory’s Web site: StephensObservatory.org or “@StephensObs” on Twitter.

 

Windham Softball & Baseball Casino Trip

Nov 9

The Windham Softball and Baseball teams are sponsoring a bus trip to Presque Isle in Erie, PA. All proceeds  benefit the building of the baseball / softball field. Bus departs Windham HS at 2 pm and returns by 11 pm.  Cost is $40 per person. Each person receives $35  free  game play.  Contact Dawn 216-406-0019, Denise 330-717-1029 or Diana at 330-571-3532

 

Chili/Baked Potato Dinner

Nov 9

The Palmyra Fireflies will be hosting an all you can eat Chili/Baked Potato dinner on Nov 9th from 11-3 at the Palmyra fire station. Serving our award winning chili, cheesy potato soup, baked potatoes, toppings, and beverage. Adults $6, children 4-10 $4, and children 3 and under are free.

 

Worship 101

Nov 9

Please join us for a night of praise and worship featuring the band “Worship 101” as they lead our service in praise and worship at Southington UMC (at the center of St Rte. 305 & 534) on Nov 9th at 7pm. Call 330-898-2156 for more information.

 

Design Your Perennial Garden

Nov 9 

Spend your winter designing your perfect garden.  Join Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik as she takes you through the principles of creating your own show garden.  Learn about plant selection, layout and color scheme, location, construction and planting.  Create your own dream space Nov 9th from 9-1. $25 fee.  Light refreshments provided. Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.  Make check payable to OSU Extension and mail to PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387.  All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted.  Call 440-834-4656 or visit www.geauga.osu.edu for updates, additional classes, information and directions.

 

St. Anselm Christmas Boutique

Nov 9

St. Anselm Christmas Boutique will be Nov 9, from 9am-4pm.  St. Anselm’s Women’s Guild will hold its Annual Christmas Boutique at St. Anselm Church, 13013 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland. There will be over 80 vendors from the area who will be displaying their specialties. Take a break from shopping and stop at the snack bar or the bake sale for delicious homemade goodies. Your $1.00 donation for admission entitles you to a chance to win a door prize throughout the day. There will also be a Chinese Raffle with several great prizes. Tickets are 3 for $1.00. Winners need not be present.
Texas Hold’em Tournament

Nov 9

A Texas Hold’em tournament will be held Nov 9th beginning at 5pm at the Kent Elks Lodge, 2265 E. Erie St in Ravenna. The benefit is sponsored by State Farm Agent Greg Rodi, proceeds will go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation via Team Alaina. Alaina is a 9 year old 4th grader at Southeast; she was diagnosed at 23 months. All her family and friends strive to raise funds and awareness for the cause. Food and beverages will be provided. There will be a large Chinese auction as well as a 50/50 raffle. To begin $50 gets $25,000 in starting chips. All pre-registered players receive and extra $5,000 in chips. Payout is 70/30 to the foundation. For more information call Greg Rodi: 440-666-7553, Jen Goldstein 330-360-3869, Alan Goldstein 330-360-2242 or Joe Pint 330-442-3155.

 

Annual Holiday Craft Show

Nov 9

Crestwood 4 C’s annual Holiday Craft Show will be held Nov 9th at the Shalersville Town Hall corner of routes 44 and 303. Local crafts people occupy all tables. The event takes place from 9-3 pm. Admission is free. Each item of canned food entitles the bearer to a free door prize ticket. Door prizes are awarded every hour. The winner needs to be present. There is a grand prize of a $100 gift certificate to Giant Eagle (The winner does not need to be present). Door prize tickets are 50 cents apiece or 3 for $1.00. One free raffle ticket is given for every food item donated to stock the 4 C’s Emergency Food Cupboard. Quilt tickets will be available at $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Ellie Monroe does “Quilts for Causes” and she has made another beautiful queen sized quilt to benefit 4 C’s. Join us for lunch and support local artisans and crafters.  The homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts will be served all day. Please come and support the 4 C’s food shelf.

 

Book Sale

Nov 9

The Newton Falls Public Library will be having a Book Sale on Nov 9th from 9-4.

 

Pass the Buck

Nov 9

Pass The Buck Fundraiser for Newton Falls Lordstown Relay For Life will be Nov 9th at McMenamy’s Banquet Center. Doors open at 4pm, Dinner at 6pm, Auction at 7pm.  Advance Tickets $20 donation includes buffet dinner and a paddle for bidding.  Reverse Raffle, Scavenger Hunt, Prize Wheel, 50/50, games and FUN! Call Janette – 330-307-1850   or Laura – 330-872-0370 for tickets

 

Harvest Pancake Breakfast

Nov 9

Harvest Pancake Breakfast will be held Nov 9th.  Hosted by Garrettsville’s BSA Troop 4262. Come and try our Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Butter. We will also have Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes with warm syrup, sausage and assorted beverages to drink. Adults $5.00, Kids 3-12 years $3.00 and children 3 and under free. The Harvest Breakfast will be  located at The Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave. Garrettsville, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 10

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Nov 10th 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. 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

 

Dramatic Scripture Presentation

Nov 10

Dr. Allan R. Mosher, Professor of Voice at the Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University will be sharing a “Dramatic Scripture Presentation” on Sunday, November 10 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls.  Dr. Mosher has memorized the entire Gospel of Mark and will be offering a 30-minute dramatic rendering from portions of this Scripture text.  All are welcome to attend.  Host pastor is Rev. Steve Spurlock.

 

Fall Bingo

Nov 10

Special Fall Bingo will be held Nov 10th at 1:30pm at St. Michael’s Church in Windham. Gift and bakery raffles. Come and enjoy your afternoon. No one under 18 will be permitted. Call 330-326-2972 for more info.

 

Christmas Boutique

Nov 10

St. Joseph’s Garden Club cordially invites you to their 29th Annual Christmas Boutique on Nov 10th from 9:30am-3:30pm at St. Joseph’s Hughes Hall, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., in Mantua; the event features hand-crafted items, breakfast and lunch items, door prizes, and free admission and parking. Please call Marlene Hornyak (330-274-8145) or St. Joseph’s (330-274-2253) with any questions.

 

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 10

1st Annual Nicolas Stock Scholarship fund raiser will be Nov 10th from 12-4 at Slim & Jumbo’s, 8101 Main Street in Garrettsville. Cost is $8 (12 and up) and $5 (6-11) 5 and under eat free. Live entertainment by: “ARROWHEAD” from 4-7pm, plus DJ “THE BOOGIE Men”. Reverse raffle, 50/50 raffles and a chance to win 4 tickets to Browns & Steelers Football game on Nov 24th.

 

Library Closed

Nov 11

The Newton Falls Public Library will be closed on Nov 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

 

Veteran’s Day Service

Nov 11

Atwood- Mauck Post will be holding a Veteran’s Day Service on Nov 11th at Newbury Elementary School Auditorium from 9-10:30 am. Call Larry Ayer 440-724-2775 for more details.

 

Library Closed Veterans Day

Nov 11

All branches and offices of Portage County District Library will be closed Nov 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Nov 12th.

 

Open House

Nov 11

Atwood- Mauck Post will be having an open house on Nov 11th between 4:30 & 7pm at the Legion home on Goodwin St.  in Burton. Chili and soup dinner will be served. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

 

Hiram Village Community Meeting

Nov 13

The Hiram Recreation & Parks Board would like to hear from you! The 5-acre Hiram School property located on Bancroft Street has been purchased by the Village of Hiram and designated as Hiram School Parl. What would you like to see on this park space? We will be taking public comments on what you think should be done on this new space. Please plan on joining us on Nov 13th from 7-9 pm at Koritansky Hall.

 

Community Center Open

Nov 13 & 20

The Community Center at Mantua Center will be open on Wednesdays November 13 and 20 and December 4, 11, and 18. Coffee and tea are always available, as are a jigsaw puzzle to help construct, a choice of board games, and a variety of craft materials and books for kids.   We have a potluck lunch at about noon, and we always seem to have a good variety of food to share.  People enjoy sitting and chatting, or working on various projects they bring, such as quilt piecing, scrapbooking, and crocheting.  Most afternoons there are group’s playing cards.  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 Nov. 6 because of election the day before, and on Nov. 27, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1 because of holidays.  If participation continues to be good we will announce January openings in mid-December.  Contact Susan Buckles at 724-544-6881 or Carol Srajer at 330-562-8869 if you need more information.

 

Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs

Register by Nov 15

Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs on Sunday afternoon, Nov 17th thru Dec 1st.  Times: 2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm. All Levels, All Hours. Lessons are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of free time at the end. Cost: $40.00 per Child for all 4 lessons ages 4 years and older. Sign-ups:  Nov 8th from 2:30-5:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. Register online! Deadline to register Nov 15th      www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons. Questions Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343

 

TheWildNite4WildLife

Nov 15

Spend the evening at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium to support regional efforts to protect wildlife, with special focus on the exciting regional work to protect the Spotted Turtles! The WildNite4WildLife: Northeast Ohio Wildlife Benefit will be held Nov 15th from 6-9 pm, with tickets available through http://wild4ever.org. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $16 for children, with age 2 and under free – just a nickel more expensive than general admission to the aquarium, but all will go to benefit a good cause!

 

Talent Show & Fundraiser

Nov 15

The CIS All school talent show and fundraiser will be Nov 15th at 6pm, with a $2 donation at the door. Join us for a night if special performances by students as they ally in support of their classmate, 5th grader Mathieu Arotin and his family. Mathieu has Spinal Muscular Atrophy type II and is confined to a power wheelchair. All donations and proceeds from the night will go towards assisting the Arotin Family in purchasing a modified van.

 

Night at the Races

Nov 16

Garfield Youth Football 2nd Annual Night at the Races will be Nov 16th at 6pm at Sugar Bush Golf Club. This event is to raise money for the youth football program (new helmets and equipment). Cost is $25 per ticket, includes dinner and entry to the event. Questions contact: Ted Lysiak 216-534-7413 or Espy Hedge 330-322-0007

 

Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Nov 16

Please join us as we celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard on Nov 16th from 2:00pm-4:00pm.  Tours of the new facility and refreshments will be provided.  Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard, 8147 Center St, Garrettsville (next to T & B Tools).  We hope to see you there!

 

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Nov 16

Windham Hot Stove Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament will be Nov 16th at 1pm at the Windham American Legion, 9960 E. Center St. 70/30- payout with the proceeds going to next seasons operation cost. $50 pre-sale with additional 5,000 chips, $60 at the door, $20 1 time Re-Buy. Food will be provided, Chinese auction, and cash bar will also be available. Please come out and support Windham Youth Baseball/Softball leagues. For more info: Brian Fitzgerald 330357-9362. Pre-sale tickets will be available now thru Nov 15th. Add on and 50/50 available at door!

 

Boogie Man

Nov 16

The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting music by Boogie Man on Nov 16th from 8-11pm. Open to the public. Cover charge is $1.00 or 1 canned good, all to be donated to the local food cupboard.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 16

A spaghetti and meat ball dinner will be held on Nov 16th from 4-7pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rte. 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 5 and under. Carry outs are available for $7.50.

 

Fix it in the Farmland

Nov 16 & 23

Low-cost spay and neuter clinics for dogs and cats of Geauga County low-income and Amish residents. Cost is $15.00 which includes a rabies shot. Nov 16th at Tractor Supply Middlefield and Nov 23rd at Joe’s Window Shop; 15020 Shedd Rd. Burton. You must pre-qualify and register by calling (440) 338-4819 X21

 

Craft Show

Nov 16-17

Nelson Literary Music Club 2nd Christmas Craft Show will be Nov 16th & 17th from 10am to 5pm at the Nelson Community Center on the corner of Windham Parkman Road and State Route 305 at Nelson Circle.

 

Full Moon Field Station Talk: Permaculture

Nov 17

Join us for an interesting discussion at the Full Moon Field station Talk. The talk will take place at the Hiram College Field Station on Wheeler Rd. at 7:00pm. With attention to nature’s solutions to design problems and careful observation of the patterns and energy flows in systems, a Permacultural approach helps us design our lives, homes and organizations to be more self-sustaining, to require less effort and energy to maintain, and to give us more of what we want and need. Professor Debbie Kasper spills the dirt on permaculture and discusses simple ways to get started. For more information, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Indian Trail Chapter IAAP Meeting

Nov 19

Indian Trails Chapter IAAP will meet on Nov 19th at 5:45 pm at the Davey Institute in Kent. Nancy Gardner, certified Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor, will show you how to “Energize Your Day.”  Learn to relax, rejuvenate and refocus at work, engaging the philosophy and art form of Tai Chi. Experience renewed energy to handle work tasks with more ease and effectiveness throughout your day. Designed for people who sit at computers or desks for hours and good for everyone! All interested office professionals are invited to attend. There is no charge for the presentation. You can order a Honey Baked box lunch for $10.00.  For reservations or information, contact Janis Hittle CAP-OM at 330.673.9515, Ext. 8363 or janis.hittle@davey.com

 

Monthly Meeting

Nov 21

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 Nov 21st at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 22

God Provides a Thanksgiving Dinner will be Nov 22nd from 4-6pm at Nelson United Methodist Church. Dinner includes turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, roll and dessert.

 

Gingerbread House Display

Nov 21-Dec 19

Burton Public Library Programming, Gingerbread House Display. Our Gingerbread House Contest entries & winners will be on display at the Library from Nov 21st through Dec 19th. Please stop by to enjoy this festive event!

 

Spaghetti Dinner/Chinese Auction

Nov 23

Please attend The First Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Chinese Auction Nov 23rd at James A. Garfield Elementary School.  This will not be your average spaghetti dinner, but also a fun family night out!  Come for dinner, stay for family games!  Participate in additional activities by purchasing tickets after dinner; try your hand at turkey bowling (you may even win a turkey!), dump spaghetti noodles on our gym teacher’s head, plus chances to win wonderful gift baskets & 50/50 raffle.  Pre-sale dinner tickets are on sale now in the Elementary office.     $7.00 Adult   $3.00 Children (12-5)   4 & under free    Please call the Elementary 330-527-2184 for more info.

 

Stuff the Bus

Nov 23

Join The East Geauga Kiwanis in Stuff the Bus on Nov 23rd from 9am-3pm on the Wal-Mart parking lot in Middlefield. This event is to benefit Geauga County Job & Family Services. Please help the less fortunate in our county and drop off new toys, games and gift cards. Cash donations will also be accepted. If you need more info call Tom 440-313-8823 Or Judy 440-413-0557

 

Santa’s Collection Craft Show

Nov 30

Climb the stairs to a wonderland of holiday excitement on Nov 30th for the Thirteenth annual Santa’s Collection Craft show from 9am-3pm. Area crafters with unique gifts, crafts and toys. Free admission to craft show only. For table information, contact Carol at 440-834-4532. All proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund.

 

Breakfast with Santa

Nov 30 & Dec 1

Burton American Legion Auxiliary, Post 459 (Goodwin St in Burton) will be hosting Breakfast with Santa on Nov 30th and Dec 1st from 9am-1pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children under 5.

 

Holiday Country Fair

Nov 30 & Dec 1

Holiday Country Fair will be Nov 30th & Dec 1st from 11- 6 both days! The fair will be held at The Red Maple Inn:  14707 South Cheshire St., Burton, OH 44021 Escape to the country and join some of your favorite craft and direct sales vendors for a stress-free holiday shopping event! Tickets will be available for a Gift Basket Drawing – proceeds go to “Sponsor-a-Family” – a program coordinated by Geauga County Job & Family Services which provides food and gifts to low income families and seniors in Geauga County.

 

Author Les Roberts

Dec 3

On Dec 3rd at 6:30 pm, Author Les Roberts will be at the Burton Public Library! Les Roberts is the author of 17 mystery novels featuring Cleveland private investigator Milan Jacovich, as well as 11 other books of fiction. He came to mystery writing after a 24-year career in Hollywood writing and producing television shows. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Northeast Ohio. Book signing will follow the program with books available for purchase. Seating is limited to 50.

 

Blues DeVille to Play

Dec 6

Blues DeVille will be playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on Dec 6th at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Blues DeVille is known for playing Blues, Swing, Old Soul, and even a little Zydeco. Sponsored by KCE. (216) 316-0068. Dance lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

 

Winter Craft Festival

December 7

The Portage County Gardeners’ Herb Society is seeking talented crafters and artisans to participate in a Winter Craft Festival on December 7th at the Gardeners’ Center in Rootstown. The fee for a table is $20.00. Please contact Marilyn Tyger at (330-348-6089) or Helena Parry at (330-673-0577) to reserve your space.

 

Hidden in Plain Sight

Dec 10

Hidden in Plain Sight, an awareness program for parents and other adults will be held Dec 10th at Crestwood High School in Mantua. Doors open at 7:15 and presentation will begin at 7:30. There will be an astonishing, interactive exhibit designed to resemble a teenager’s bedroom, which contains 150+ items which may be indicative of risky behaviors such as substance use, violence, eating disorders, juvenile crime, technology, risky games/challenges bad more accompanies by a PowerPoint presentation and discussion. This event is presented by Bath and Copley Police and assisted by Mantua Police. For more info contact School Resource Office, Joe Urso SRO@crestwoodschools.org.

 

 

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.

 

Hiram College Cheer Camp

Dec 14

Kids from ages 5-12 can learn cheers and a dance from the Hiram College Cheerleaders and cheer at half-time on Dec 14th. Check in is 9:45 in the Colman Sports Center Lobby, and camp begins at 10am in the Martin Field House, game to follow at 3pm at the Charles A. Henry Field Cost is $45 for the camp; add an additional $6 to eat lunch with the Hiram Cheerleaders.  A check written to Hiram College can be mailed to:  Terry Clutter Athletic Dept. P.O. Box 1777 Hiram College, 44234. Full payment is due by Dec 6th. Additional information can be found at http://www.hiramterriers.com/athletics/Cheerleading/cheer.

 

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Turkey Shoots

Sundays thru Nov 24

Shooting starts at 10am now thru Nov 24. The competition is with shotgun; closest pellet to center wins! Winners receive cash, meat & assorted prizes. Refreshments are available for purchase. LOCATION: Shalersville; Peck Rd. (1/2 mile South of Rt. 303 on west side of road). Proceeds benefits Streetsboro Sportsman’s Associations.

 

Start Something

Now

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 and we couldn’t do any of it without you. Please call us today at 330-296-6655 or visit our website at wwwbbsportage.org. All it takes is 12 hours a month and the willingness to Start Something.

You’ll be glad you did.

 

Softball Players Wanted

Now

Softball players wanted for 12U travel team, the Ohio Outlaws. If you have a dedicated athlete looking to play softball at a competitive level, have a ton of fun, with talented players and coaches to push her, give us a call! Call or text 440-487-0486

 

Fish Dinner

Nov 1

American Legion Post 674 Fish dinners will start Nov 1st and run each Friday thru January from 4-7:30pm at the Post home in Windham. Dinner sponsored by SAL. Cost is $9, children 3 and under eat free and $8 for seniors.

 

Monthly Soup Supper

Nov 1

The Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary #193 will hold its monthly soup supper on Nov 1st at 6pm at the Village Park Lodge. A variety of homemade soups, salads and desserts are available, $7 for adults and $3 for children.

 

Blue Lunch to play

Nov 1

Blue Lunch is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance, Nov 1st at Timmons Elementary School Gymnasium (9595 East Washington Street; 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.

 

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Due by Nov 1

Geauga County Public Library is celebrating the fall season with a pumpkin-carving contest. Carve a literary or bookish theme into your pumpkin to be judged by board members of the Geauga Council for Arts and Culture. Email a photo of your carved pumpkin along with the author and title of the book that inspired you by Nov. 1st to lori.weber@geaugalibrary.info. Photos may be displayed on the library’s Facebook page and website. The winner will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 2

Boy Scout Troop 4065 is having a spaghetti dinner on Nov 2nd at the Nelson Community House from 4-7 pm.  The cost of the meal is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 12.  The meal consists of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert.  There will also be a bake sale with homemade goodies and a Chinese Auction.  The funds raised will be used by the scouts to offset the cost of their High Adventure trip to Colorado this summer.  There will be tickets available at the door, or you can call 330-562-7109 to purchase them in advance.

 

Harvest Bazaar

Nov 2

Harvest Bazaar at St Peter of the Fields Church Altar and Rosary Society, 3487 Old Forge Rd Rootstown will be Nov 2nd from 10am-3pm. Soup, sandwich, and dessert lunch available, 35 tables of crafts. Santa will visit/children’s crafts to make and take. Used Book Sale, Quilt show in historic church with demonstrations and quilt sale. We take part in the Rootstown Build a Snowman; you gather different components of the snowman at various places around town.

 

Craft/ Vendor Show

Nov 2

Legacy Dog Rescue presents a Craft / Vendor show – Holiday Shopping Galore!  Event will be held Nov. 2nd from 10-4 at  Austintown Township Park, Stacey (Indoor) Pavilion, 6000 Kirk Rd. Food & Beverages will be available for purchase. Chinese Auction!!  Call 330-720-0470 with questions.

 

“Knock & Drop”

Nov 2

Garfield Levy committee has decided to hold a “Knock & Drop” on Nov 2nd from 9am-4pm.  We are in need of teams of two to sign up to assist the schools in getting the vote out for Issue 24.  To sign up for a time slot please call Kathy Herman at 330.527.4336. Volunteers should meet at the board office to pick up their walking routes and materials on Nov 2.

 

Monthly Dance

Nov 2

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will hold its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30 on Nov 2nd at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave in Tallmadge. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information 330-699-2361 or 330-322-9559.

 

Chinese Auction

Nov 2

On Nov 2nd the K. I. D. Cancer Foundation will host a Chinese auction at the Parkman Community House, located on State Route 422 in Parkman, Ohio.  Doors open at 3:00 pm and the auction will start at 6:00pm. Most all items are valued from $20 to $1,000 each. The kitchen will be open for food and drinks. Tickets are available at the door. With our new “live” video feed, no one will be turned away. If you have any questions please call: (330) 889-9600.

 

Turkey Dinner

Nov 2

Pricetown Church annual Turkey Dinner will be held on

Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 4pm to 7pm at the Newton Falls High School (907 Milton Blvd, South, Newton Falls)

It is an “All you can eat buffet”.

Cost is Adults – $9.00   Children (5 to 12) $4.00 and Children 4 and under – Free. Come on, Come all. Carry-outs available

 

Craft Show

Nov 2

The 20th annual Labrae Craft show will be Nov 2nd from 10am-4pm. It will be held at Bascom Elementary School T 1015 North Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio.

 

Friends of Melana Murder Mystery Night

Nov 2

The Friends of Melana is sponsoring its third murder mystery night on Nov 2nd at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall at 11845 St. Rt.44, Mantua.  Presale tickets only.  The doors open at 6pm featuring the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre Mystery Group presenting “Murder at the Masquerade Ball”.  Limited tickets are available at the following locations in Garrettsville:  Ryser Insurance Agency, Huntington Bank, Miller’s Restaurant and Skylane Bowling Alley OR by contacting Karen at 330-527-2622 or Norm at 330-527-8093.  Tickets are $40.  Evening includes dinner,  a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle and chances for three get away packages.  The benefit is in memory of Melana Matson…her hope shines on.  All proceeds raised are for children’s glioma cancer research.

 

Chinese Auction

Nov 3

Windham Athletic Boosters Chinese Auction will be Nov 3rd. The auction will be held at the Windham High School Gymnasium. Doors open at 12pm

 

 

Vendor & Craft Show

Nov 3

A Holiday Affair Vendor & Craft Show will be Nov 3rd from 2-5pm at the First Congregational Church, 612 W. Broad St in Newton Falls. A variety of unique vendors and crafters to liven up your holiday shopping experience. Free admission.

 

Harvest Party

Nov 3

The Southington Baptist Church on Routes 534 north of Southington will be having a Harvest Party on Nov 3rd; it will begin at 1pm after church. There will be praise singing, prizes, hayride, pot luck dinner, games, maybe a bonfire with marshmallows and hot dogs. Come and bring your potluck and a friend, to enjoy the day. Dress warmly. For more information contact 330-977-0011.

 

Harvest Pot Luck

Nov 3

The Mantua Restoration Society will be having our annual Harvest Pot Luck Dinner on Nov. 3rd from 1 to 5 pm at the Mantua Center School located at 11741 Mantua Center Road, Mantua, Ohio.  Events include a raffle ticket sale and drawing for the custom quilt made by Ellen Monroe, coverlet sales featuring Mantua Township and Village buildings and a silent auction.  Bring a dish to share is desired but is not required.  Our food coordinator is Ellen Monroe, 330-274-0711.  Additional information can be found on our web site MantuaRestorationSociety.org.

 

Scottish American Society Gathering

Nov 3

The Scottish American Society will be gathering on Nov 3rd, from 3-5pm 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 Dreama Powell who will present a program on Scottish Saints. 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

 

The Mantua Village Garden Club Meeting

Nov 4

The MVGC will meet at noon, on Nov. 4th.  We’ll begin with a pot luck luncheon, and short business meeting.  For our program, Nicole Hutnik, of Young Living Essential Oils, will discuss the many uses and health benefits of using therapeutic grade oils, derived from plants, and plant materials.  We will meet at the home of Denise Ballentine.  Anyone interested is welcome to join us.  For more information call Diane Lottig @ 330-274-2868, or Lea Lazar @ 330-274-0614

 

80th Birthday Card Party

Nov 4

Rev. Fred Bell will be turning 80 years old on Nov 4th. Anyone wishing to send him birthday wishes may do so by mailing to: Rev. Fred Bell, 8214 Clover Lane, Garrettsville, OH 44231.

 

Band Booster Meetings

Nov 5

Newton Falls Crescendo Club (Band Boosters) will have their next regular meeting of the year on, Nov 5th at 5:45 pm in the Board Room at the Junior High.  The Marching Band Concert will be at the High School that evening at 6:30 pm so this will be a brief Club meeting.  The remaining meetings of the 2013-14 year will take place the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Band Room (Dec. 3rd, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1 and May 6 – no meeting in January).  Hope to see you there!

 

Accepting Donations for the Annual Fall Book Sale

 Nov 6-9

The summer book sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library is now accepting donations for their annual fall book sale which will take place Nov 6th-9th. 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 will be  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.

 

Windham Softball & Baseball Casino Trip

Nov 9

The Windham Softball and Baseball teams are sponsoring a bus trip to Presque Isle in Erie, PA. All proceeds  benefit the building of the baseball / softball field. Bus departs Windham HS at 2 pm and returns by 11 pm.  Cost is $40 per person. Each person receives $35  free  game play.  Contact Dawn 216-406-0019, Denise 330-717-1029 or Diana at 330-571-3532

 

Chili/Baked Potato Dinner

Nov 9

The Palmyra Fireflies will be hosting an all you can eat Chili/Baked Potato dinner on Nov 9th from 11-3 at the Palmyra fire station. Serving our award winning chili, cheesy potato soup, baked potatoes, toppings, and beverage. Adults $6, children 4-10 $4, and children 3 and under are free.

 

Worship 101

Nov 9

Please join us for a night of praise and worship featuring the band “Worship 101” as they lead our service in praise and worship at Southington UMC (at the center of St Rte. 305 & 534) on Nov 9th at 7pm. Call 330-898-2156 for more information.

 

Design Your Perennial Garden

Nov 9 

Spend your winter designing your perfect garden.  Join Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik as she takes you through the principles of creating your own show garden.  Learn about plant selection, layout and color scheme, location, construction and planting.  Create your own dream space Nov 9th from 9-1. $25 fee.  Light refreshments provided. Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.  Make check payable to OSU Extension and mail to PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387.  All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted.  Call 440-834-4656 or visit www.geauga.osu.edu for updates, additional classes, information and directions.

 

St. Anselm Christmas Boutique

Nov 9

St. Anselm Christmas Boutique will be Nov 9, from 9am-4pm.  St. Anselm’s Women’s Guild will hold its Annual Christmas Boutique at St. Anselm Church, 13013 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland. There will be over 80 vendors from the area who will be displaying their specialties. Take a break from shopping and stop at the snack bar or the bake sale for delicious homemade goodies. Your $1.00 donation for admission entitles you to a chance to win a door prize throughout the day. There will also be a Chinese Raffle with several great prizes. Tickets are 3 for $1.00. Winners need not be present.
 

Texas Hold’em Tournament

Nov 9

A Texas Hold’em tournament will be held Nov 9th beginning at 5pm at the Kent Elks Lodge, 2265 E. Erie St in Ravenna. The benefit is sponsored by State Farm Agent Greg Rodi, proceeds will go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation via Team Alaina. Alaina is a 9 year old 4th grader at Southeast; she was diagnosed at 23 months. All her family and friends strive to raise funds and awareness for the cause. Food and beverages will be provided. There will be a large Chinese auction as well as a 50/50 raffle. To begin $50 gets $25,000 in starting chips. All pre-registered players receive and extra $5,000 in chips. Payout is 70/30 to the foundation. For more information call Greg Rodi: 440-666-7553, Jen Goldstein 330-360-3869, Alan Goldstein 330-360-2242 or Joe Pint 330-442-3155.

 

Annual Holiday Craft Show

Nov 9

Crestwood 4 C’s annual Holiday Craft Show will be held Nov 9th at the Shalersville Town Hall corner of routes 44 and 303. Local crafts people occupy all tables. The event takes place from 9-3 pm. Admission is free. Each item of canned food entitles the bearer to a free door prize ticket. Door prizes are awarded every hour. The winner needs to be present. There is a grand prize of a $100 gift certificate to Giant Eagle (The winner does not need to be present). Door prize tickets are 50 cents apiece or 3 for $1.00. One free raffle ticket is given for every food item donated to stock the 4 C’s Emergency Food Cupboard. Quilt tickets will be available at $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Ellie Monroe does “Quilts for Causes” and she has made another beautiful queen sized quilt to benefit 4 C’s. Join us for lunch and support local artisans and crafters.  The homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts will be served all day. Please come and support the 4 C’s food shelf.

 

Book Sale

Nov 9

The Newton Falls Public Library will be having a Book Sale on Nov 9th from 9-4.

 

Pass the Buck

Nov 9

Pass The Buck Fundraiser for Newton Falls Lordstown Relay For Life will be Nov 9th at McMenamy’s Banquet Center. Doors open at 4pm, Dinner at 6pm, Auction at 7pm.  Advance Tickets $20 donation includes buffet dinner and a paddle for bidding.  Reverse Raffle, Scavenger Hunt, Prize Wheel, 50/50, games and FUN! Call Janette – 330-307-1850   or Laura – 330-872-0370 for tickets

 

Harvest Pancake Breakfast

Nov 9

Harvest Pancake Breakfast will be held Nov 9th.  Hosted by Garrettsville’s BSA Troop 4262. Come and try our Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Butter. We will also have Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes with warm syrup, sausage and assorted beverages to drink. Adults $5.00, Kids 3-12 years $3.00 and children 3 and under free. The Harvest Breakfast will be  located at The Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave. Garrettsville, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 10

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Nov 10th 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. 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

 

Fall Bingo

Nov 10

Special Fall Bingo will be held Nov 10th at 1:30pm at St. Michael’s Church in Windham. Gift and bakery raffles. Come and enjoy your afternoon. No one under 18 will be permitted. Call 330-326-2972 for more info.

 

Christmas Boutique

Nov 10

St. Joseph’s Garden Club cordially invites you to their 29th Annual Christmas Boutique on Nov 10th from 9:30am-3:30pm at St. Joseph’s Hughes Hall, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., in Mantua; the event features hand-crafted items, breakfast and lunch items, door prizes, and free admission and parking. Please call Marlene Hornyak (330-274-8145) or St. Joseph’s (330-274-2253) with any questions.

 

Veteran’s Day Service

Nov 11

Atwood- Mauck Post will be holding a Veteran’s Day Service on Nov 11th at Newbury Elementary School Auditorium from 9-10:30 am. Call Larry Ayer 440-724-2775 for more details.

 

Library Closed Veterans Day

Nov 11

All branches and offices of Portage County District Library will be closed Nov 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Nov 12th.

 

Open House

Nov 11

Atwood- Mauck Post will be having an open house on Nov 11th between 4:30 & 7pm at the Legion home on Goodwin St.  in Burton. Chili and soup dinner will be served. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

 

Community Center Open

Nov 13 & 20

The Community Center at Mantua Center will be open on Wednesdays November 13 and 20 and December 4, 11, and 18. Coffee and tea are always available, as are a jigsaw puzzle to help construct, a choice of board games, and a variety of craft materials and books for kids.   We have a potluck lunch at about noon, and we always seem to have a good variety of food to share.  People enjoy sitting and chatting, or working on various projects they bring, such as quilt piecing, scrapbooking, and crocheting.  Most afternoons there are group’s playing cards.  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 Nov. 6 because of election the day before, and on Nov. 27, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1 because of holidays.  If participation continues to be good we will announce January openings in mid-December.  Contact Susan Buckles at 724-544-6881 or Carol Srajer at 330-562-8869 if you need more information.

 

 

TheWildNite4WildLife

Nov 15

Spend the evening at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium to support regional efforts to protect wildlife, with special focus on the exciting regional work to protect the Spotted Turtles! The WildNite4WildLife: Northeast Ohio Wildlife Benefit will be held Nov 15th from 6-9 pm, with tickets available through http://wild4ever.org. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $16 for children, with age 2 and under free – just a nickel more expensive than general admission to the aquarium, but all will go to benefit a good cause!

 

Talent Show & Fundraiser

Nov 15

The CIS All school talent show and fundraiser will be Nov 15th at 6pm, with a $2 donation at the door. Join us for a night if special performances by students as they ally in support of their classmate, 5th grader Mathieu Arotin and his family. Mathieu has Spinal Muscular Atrophy type II and is confined to a power wheelchair. All donations and proceeds from the night will go towards assisting the Arotin Family in purchasing a modified van.

 

Night at the Races

Nov 16

Garfield Youth Football 2nd Annual Night at the Races will be Nov 16th at 6pm at Sugar Bush Golf Club. This event is to raise money for the youth football program (new helmets and equipment). Cost is $25 per ticket, includes dinner and entry to the event. Questions contact: Ted Lysiak 216-534-7413 or Espy Hedge 330-322-0007

 

Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Nov 16

Please join us as we celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard on Nov 16th from 2:00pm-4:00pm.  Tours of the new facility and refreshments will be provided.  Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard, 8147 Center St, Garrettsville (next to T & B Tools).  We hope to see you there!

 

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Nov 16

Windham Hot Stove Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament will be Nov 16th at 1pm at the Windham American Legion, 9960 E. Center St. 70/30- payout with the proceeds going to next seasons operation cost. $50 pre-sale with additional 5,000 chips, $60 at the door, $20 1 time Re-Buy. Food will be provided, Chinese auction, and cash bar will also be available. Please come out and support Windham Youth Baseball/Softball leagues. For more info: Brian Fitzgerald 330357-9362. Pre-sale tickets will be available now thru Nov 15th. Add on and 50/50 available at door!

 

Craft Show

Nov 16-17

Nelson Literary Music Club 2nd Christmas Craft Show will be Nov 16th & 17th from 10am to 5pm at the Nelson Community Center on the corner of Windham Parkman Road and State Route 305 at Nelson Circle.

 

Santa’s Collection Craft Show

Nov 30

Climb the stairs to a wonderland of holiday excitement on Nov 30th for the Thirteenth annual Santa’s Collection Craft show from 9am-3pm. Area crafters with unique gifts, crafts and toys. Free admission to craft show only. For table information, contact Carol at 440-834-4532. All proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund.

Breakfast with Santa

Nov 30 & Dec 1

Burton American Legion Auxiliary, Post 459 (Goodwin St in Burton) will be hosting Breakfast with Santa on Nov 30th and Dec 1st from 9am-1pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children under 5.

 

Blues DeVille to Play

Dec 6

Blues DeVille will be playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on Dec 6th at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Blues DeVille is known for playing Blues, Swing, Old Soul, and even a little Zydeco. Sponsored by KCE. (216) 316-0068. Dance lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

 

Winter Craft Festival

December 7

The Portage County Gardeners’ Herb Society is seeking talented crafters and artisans to participate in a Winter Craft Festival on December 7th at the Gardeners’ Center in Rootstown. The fee for a table is $20.00. Please contact Marilyn Tyger at (330-348-6089) or Helena Parry at (330-673-0577) to reserve your space.

 

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.

 

Hiram College Cheer Camp

Dec 14

Kids from ages 5-12 can learn cheers and a dance from the Hiram College Cheerleaders and cheer at half-time on Dec 14th. Check in is 9:45 in the Colman Sports Center Lobby, and camp begins at 10am in the Martin Field House, game to follow at 3pm at the Charles A. Henry Field Cost is $45 for the camp; add an additional $6 to eat lunch with the Hiram Cheerleaders.  A check written to Hiram College can be mailed to:  Terry Clutter Athletic Dept. P.O. Box 1777 Hiram College, 44234. Full payment is due by Dec 6th. Additional information can be found at http://www.hiramterriers.com/athletics/Cheerleading/cheer.

 

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Turkey Shoots

Sundays thru Nov 24

Shooting starts at 10am now thru Nov 24. The competition is with shotgun; closest pellet to center wins! Winners receive cash, meat & assorted prizes. Refreshments are available for purchase. LOCATION: Shalersville; Peck Rd. (1/2 mile South of Rt. 303 on west side of road). Proceeds benefits Streetsboro Sportsman’s Associations.

The Friends of Melana is sponsoring its third murder mystery night on Nov 2nd at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall at 11845 St. Rt.44, Mantua.  Presale tickets only.  The doors open at 6pm featuring the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre Mystery Group presenting “Murder at the Masquerade Ball”.  Limited tickets are available at the following locations in Garrettsville:  Ryser Insurance Agency, Huntington Bank, Miller’s Restaurant and Skylane Bowling Alley OR by contacting Karen at 330-527-2622 or Norm at 330-527-8093.  Tickets are $40.  Evening includes a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle and chances for three get away packages.  The benefit is in memory of Melana Matson…her hope shines on.  All proceeds raised are for children’s glioma cancer research.

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Turkey Shoots

Sundays thru Nov 24

Shooting starts at 10am now thru Nov 24. The competition is with shotgun, closest pellet to center wins! Winners receive cash, meat & assorted prizes. Refreshments are available for purchase. LOCATION: Shalersville; Peck Rd. (1/2 mile South of Rt. 303 on west side of road). Proceeds benefits Streetsboro Sportsman’s Associations.

 

Fish Fry

Oct 11

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry will be Oct 11th from 4-7:30 pm. Fish – shrimp- combo or chicken tenders, includes baked potato or French fries, green beans, coleslaw, dinner roll. All dinners are $8.50. Phone orders to go are welcome 330-527-2330.

 

All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Oct 11

Oct 11th is the next Kiwanis All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti dinner from 5-7pm in Dix in the Hiram College Kennedy Center.  Spaghetti with choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and ice cream, all for $ 6.00 for adults and children 8 and under FREE! Our co-host is Friends of the Garrettsville Library & the children’s programs. There will also be a Silent Auction.

 

Annual Amish Auction

Oct 11

Bring the entire family out for an evening of fun and food at the Annual Amish Auction, Oct 11th, beginning at 4pm. The event is held at the Middlefield Market Pavilion, 15848 Nauvoo Road, Middlefield, Ohio 44062.  Proceeds will benefit DDC Clinic ~ Center for Special Needs Children located in Middlefield, a primary care and research facility for special needs children with rare genetic disorders. For more information, please contact DDC Clinic at 440-632-1668 or visit our website at   www.ddcclinic.org

 

Rummage and Bake Sale

Oct 11 & 12

Rummage and bake sale,  Oct  11–12  9am to 5pm at Hiram Rapids Historical church 633 Winchell Rd. Christmas items, sewing need, furniture,  men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, house decor  and much more

 

Observe the Moon Night

Oct 12

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open from 8:00 to 10:00 pm October 12, participating in the annual International Observe the Moon Night. On that night people around the world will gather to appreciate Earth’s nearest neighbor in space. At Hiram’s event, visitors will observe the First Quarter Moon through Hiram’s 112-year-old telescope that provides lunar views of remarkable contrast and detail, and at multiple levels of magnification. If time and conditions permit, other astronomical objects may be seen. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram.

 

Fall Bazaar

Oct 12

The annual Fall Bazaar will be held at the Burton Congregational Church on Oct 12 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  There will be crafts, plant sale, bake sale and rummage sale. Lunch will be served all day.  The menu includes chicken salad sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, hot dogs, and delicious homemade soups and homemade pies.  Burton Congregational Church is located at 14558 West Park Street on the square in Burton.  Phone is 440-834-4495.

 

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Oct 12

On Oct 12th there will be a Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest; this is free to enter if you pre-register.  The cost is one dollar the day of the contest. All ages may enter.  Time is 10:30am. Call to pre-register or  ask questions: 330-351-3035. Mantua Rotary Farmers Market, The Christ Lutheran Church 10827 State Rte., 44.

 

Spaghetti Dinner & Chinese Auction

Oct 12

Project Be Somebody is hosting a cancer benefit, spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction at LaBrae School Complex in Leavittsburg for Trever Thomas, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 testicular cancer that is already spreading, on Oct 12th from 3-7pm. For more info call 330-898-6681

 

Down Syndrome Awareness Craft Show

Oct 12

Down Syndrome Awareness Craft and Vendor Show will be Oct 12th from 10am-3pm at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St. Free admission, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will be donated to Putting Downs First.

 

Fall Pumpkin & Bake Sale

Oct 12

BSA Troop 4262 will be having a Fall Pumpkin and Bake Sale on Oct 12th. We will be located in downtown Garrettsville near  the corner of State Route 82 and 88 at the Kepich parking lot. This year we will have donated baked goods, pumpkins, corn stalks, bows and gourds. We will be there from 9:00am-5:00pm.

 

Trumbull Senior Production Company

Oct 12

The Trumbull Senior Production Company will be performing at Eastwood Mall Oct 12th at 2pm in Center Court. Anyone wanting any information about T.S.P.C. can call Jason: 330-847-6888 or Carol 330-881-4066.

 

Comedy Night

Oct 12

Comedy night with Kenny Miller will be Oct 12th at 9pm at Windham American Legion Post 674 on Center Street in Windham. Tickets on sale now for $10 each. The event will be sponsored by Windham Lions Club with support from Windhams’ American Legion Post 674. Proceeds to benefit the Windham Lions Club Eye Care Fund.

 

Fill a Fire Truck

Oct 12

Fill the Fire Truck Food Drive to be held at Sky Plaza IGA will be Oct 12th from 9am to 3pm.  All food and monies collected will go directly to the Nelson Garrettsville Food Cupboard.  You can make a difference in the lives of people who are hungry!!!!  Together we can shut the door on hunger in our community.

 

Fall Color Kayak

Oct 12

Fall Color Kayak Oct 12th – 1 to 3 pm at Headwaters Park, Boathouse, 13365 Old State Road (Route 608), Huntsburg. Basic kayaking proficiency is expected of participants, so no lessons will be provided, and you must bring your own kayak to float. Ages 12 and up, please. Registration is required between October 5 and 11 at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Oct 13

Knights of Columbus council #3350, all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Oct 13th at St. Mary’s social hall 120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls from 12-3. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Carry outs available. Adults: $7, children 6-11:$3, children 5 and under: free. For any additional information please contact: Jim Burns 330-883-0575, Tom Fetock 330-872-5886 or Matt Stimac 330-872-7865.

 

Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs

Oct 13

Sunday Afternoons 2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm. All Levels, All Hours, Lessons are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Free time at the end. Oct 13th, 20th, 27th, Nov 3rd, and 10th. Cost is $50.00 per Child for all 5 lessons. 4 years and older. Sign-ups: Oct. 6th, from 2:30-5:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. Register online! Deadline to register Oct 12th www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons. Questions Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343

 

Halloween Hayrides

Oct 13 & 20

No worries, it’s not scary. We’re just serving a Halloween twist on some fun nature exploration. You and your family are invited to get into the spooky spirit with a tractor-pulled wagon ride that focuses on outdoor creepy-crawlies. October 13th and 20th from 1-4:30 pm at Swine Creek Reservation, Woods Edge, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield Township

 

PCD Library Closed Columbus Day

Oct 14            

All branches and offices of Portage County District Library will be closed Oct 14th, in observance of Columbus Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, October 15. Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org. Find us on Facebook.

 

Medicare 101

Oct 14

The Middlefield Library will host “Medicare 101” on Oct 14th at 7pm.  The presentation is an introductory overview of Medicare for those new to the program or looking to help a family member or friend. Topics will include Medicare Parts A, B, C, D & Medicare Supplementals.  Adam Van Boxel, LSW, MSSA of the Geauga Department on Aging and trained as an Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program counselor will be providing objective and up to date information. The Middlefield Library is located at 16167 E. High Street, Middlefield, Ohio 44062.

 

Frankie Gershwin

Oct 14

Invitations to Broadway don’t come around every day but “Frankie Gershwin—We Let George Do It” takes you to that quintessential center of American music for over a century.   At 7:00 in the Hiram Christian Church, under the sponsorship of Cortland Banks, a behind-the-scenes look at a musical family and an American institution will be yours, benefitting  The Little Village Early Learning Center.  Tickets are $10.

 

Burton Public Library Closed Columbus Day

Oct 14

The Burton Public Library will be closed on Oct14 for staff in-service.  The library will re-open October 15 at 9 a.m.

 

Free Senior Citizens Bingo

Oct 15

Free senior citizens bingo will be Oct 15thfrom 5-7pm at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle. All proceeds and donations benefit the Newton Falls Senior Van Trans.

 

CBF Community Meal

 Oct 15

Please join us for our monthly Community Meal Oct 15th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of every month. The meal will be held at Covenant Bible Fellowship, 8146 High St., Garrettsville. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 330.527.4205. There are no income restrictions so everyone can enjoy a nice homemade meal and some fun fellowship!!

 

Community Center Open

Oct. 16, 23, 30.  

The Community Center at Mantua Center, is free and open to all, regardless of age (supervised children welcome) or place of residence, every Wednesday 10:00am to 8:00pm.  Located in the old Mantua Center School 11741 Center Road, just north of SR82, which was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places.  A free and friendly place to “hang out,” with many activities available if you choose to participate.  Lunch and supper are potluck, so bring a dish to share.  Beginning yoga taught by a certified instructor at 7pm is also free of charge.  For more information contact Ellie Monroe (330)274-0711 or efoster@config.com.

 

Home Cooked Supper

Oct 16

The next home cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will feature: Ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, dessert and beverage.  This will be held from 5 to 6:30pm on Oct 16th. Cost: $7 for adults,   $4 for children 6 to 12, free for children 5 years and younger. Carryouts will be available.

 

The Battle of Gettysburg

Oct 16

On October 16th the fall Look, Lunch, and Listen Series at the Geauga West Library will feature Todd Arrington, Chief of Interpretation and Education at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, will present “The Battle of Gettysburg.” Arrington recently contributed to The Civil War Remembered, the National Park Service’s new official handbook for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. All welcome. Look, Lunch and Listen starts at noon in the Eykyn Room. Bring your lunch; coffee will be provided. Join us on Wednesdays in October for all our entertaining lunchtime programs. These events are sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the 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.

 

Cathy Bolton to Perform

Oct 17

Cathy Bolton, an extremely talented Singer/Songwriter/International Recording Artist, will be presenting a Concert in Garrettsville on Oct 17th at 8:00 p.m.  The event will take place at 8135 Windham St. (Rt. 82) next to Randall’s Restaurant.  Cathy’s easy-listening style covers Folk, Light Pop, Country and her own compositions are Positive Music oriented songs about looking at Life from a “lighter” perspective while still honoring our human condition.  She has nine music albums to her credit, having just released her latest album titled PASSAGE OF TIME.  Cathy has been the Music Minister for sixteen years for Neale Donald Walsch , author of the Conversations with God series.  Tickets are $12 Presale and $15 at the Door.  Call Suzanne Wensel at 440-548-5399 for tickets or information.

 

Village Fall Cleanup

Oct 17

Garrettsville Fall Cleanup will be October 17th

 

Monthly Meeting

Oct 17

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 Oct 17th at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 648 North Park Ave in Warren.

 

Burton Public Library Meeting Change

Oct 17

The Burton Public Library Board of Trustees has changed its meeting day to the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.,  beginning Oct 17th.  All meetings are open to the public and are held in the library’s meeting room on the 2nd floor.

 

Kate Northrop to Speak

Oct 17

Poet Kate Northrop will speak at Hiram College on Oct 17th in the Pritchard Room of the Hiram library. Her talk is scheduled for noon. Northrop’s appearance is free and open to the public and is made possible with support of the Hiram Community Trust.

 

Auditions for Noises Off

Oct 17 & 19 

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will hold auditions for their January production of “Noises Off” on Oct 17th at 7pm and Oct 19th at noon in the James A. Garfield High School. Please have a monologue ready. Ages required for this production are male and females 20+. For more information contact Jackie at 216-375-0709.

 

Holiday Craft & Gift Show

Oct 17-19

The Holiday Craft & Gift Show, sponsored by Portage County Gardeners is a 3 day event featuring beautifully crafted items by local artisans and crafters – Oct 17 from 4 – 8pm. $5.00 admission, light refreshments, door prizes and a one night only silent auction with a new oral mystery auction. Oct 18th from 9am- 8pm $1.00 admission with the garden café open all day for lunch or dinner. Oct 19th from 9am- 3pm, $1.00 admission, lunch available at the garden café. Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list – holiday and home décor, knitwear, jewelry, gift baskets, designer trees, gourmet mixes, jams and jellies, spring bulbs, hardy mums and much more!

 

Chicken To-Go Dinner

Oct 18

The Women’s Group at Portage Faith United Methodist Church, 9922 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, invites you to their Chicken Drive Thru Dinner on Oct 18th from 4:30-6:30pm. All dinners are “to-go” and include moist baked chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce and cookies. Cost is $7. Limited supply.

 

Full Moon Field Station Talk

Oct 18

Interesting ecological research and projects being accomplished at the Hiram College Field Station will be highlighted during a series of Full Moon Field Station Talks, Oct 18th at 7pm. All talks will be held at the Frohring Lab Building at the James H. Barrow Field Station on Wheeler Rd. (Wheeler Rd. runs between SR 305 and SR 82 in Garrettsville) and are free and open to the public. Topics include air quality in our region, amphibians as ecological indicators, bird conservation and much more. The first talk will highlight the collaborative work of Hiram College and Davey Resource Group to restore the floodplain of a local creek. The Eagle Creek Restoration Project was designed to improve water quality, slow the flow of floodwaters and enhance the surrounding habitat for plants and animals. For more information, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Mystery of Our History Tour

Oct 18 – 19

The James A Garfield Historical Society will be presenting a Mystery of our History Tour. A guided walking tour through downtown Garrettsville led by characters from our history.  Our event takes place on October 18 and 19, from 6-9 p.m. tickets are available for $10. Contact Debbie Smith at 330-389-1859.

 

Fall Rummage & Bake Sale

Oct 18 & 19

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St.  in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Fall Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Oct 18th from 9am-5pm and Oct 19th from 9am-1pm. Saturday is bag day. The sale will take place in the church hall. Any questions call 330-274-8861

 

Chili Cook-Off

Oct 19

Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Road, Newton Falls, Ohio will be holding their 1st annual Chili Cook-Off  on  Oct 19th from 11am-4pm. Come one and all for some delicious chili.

 

This Means War

Oct 19

Beth Ann Vanek This Means War Against Breast Cancer Inc. presents the 3rd annual This Means War 3-on-3 basketball tournament & Chinese auction will be Oct 19th from 9am-4pm at Southington High School. Admission is free. Auction tickets are 2 for $1 or 60 for $25. Basketball: $50 for youth teams; $100 for adult teams. For more information: WarAgainstBreastCancer.webs.com

 

Sauerkraut and Pork Dinner

Oct 19

Sauerkraut and Pork Dinner, Oct. 19th from 4- 6:30 pm at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4920 Fairport Rd., Newton Falls.  (Corner of St. Rt. 534 and Fairport Rd.) Carry out available. Adults $8.00 — Children 6 to 12 $6.00 — Children under 6 Free.

 

Holiday Craft Bazaar

Oct 19

Crafts and Holiday Gifts Oct 19th from 10am-4pm (set up at 8:00 a.m.) at Aquilla Christian Fellowship, 13925 Stanley Rd, Burton (Near the intersection of Aquilla & Stanley). Tables: $15 – 8 foot, $12 – 6 foot, $10 for your own table. Call Becki at 440-376-4037 or Jeanne at 440-548-2929 (eves) Space is limited, so register early. (No flea market or yard sale items please.) We welcome all crafters and shoppers to join us for an enjoyable day.

 

Fix it in the Farmland

Oct 19 & 26

Low cost spay and neuter clinics for pets of low income and Amish residents of Geauga County. 2 upcoming clinics- Oct 19th Joe Miller Window Shop 15020 Shedd Rd. Burton and Oct 26th Pleasant Valley Greenhouses 13310 Clay St. Middlefield. You must qualify and preregister by calling Coordinator at (440) 338-4819 X21.

 

Village Leaf Pickup

Starting Oct 21

Village of Garrettsville Leaf pickup will be the week of October 21st

 

Parkman Twp.Meet the Candidates

October 21

The Parkman Township Trustees will all be new to the job come the first of the year.  The Parkman Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring this time to meet the folks that want to serve as your trustee.  We will gather at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market – Rt. 422) on Oct 21st from 7:30-9pm. Judge Dave Fuhry will act as our moderator for this event.  Please come prepared to put your questions on a 3 x 5 index card.  Each candidate will have the opportunity to answer these questions.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Mantua Farmers Market Salsa Contest

Oct 21

On Oct 21st the Mantua Farmers Market is hosting a Football-Salsa Contest. There are three categories to enter: mild, medium, hot.  All salsa is to be made from scratch!  You may make extra salsa to sell.  A list of ingredients must be on any salsa sold. There is no charge to enter, or sell salsa.  Corn chips will be provided.  After the contest you are expected to watch your favorite football game with the salsa you purchased.  We are in need of volunteers to judge the contest. The Best Salsa in the land is HUGE! The market is located at: 10827 State Route 44, The Christ Lutheran Church in Mantua. To preregister or for more information call: Dean-330-351-3035.

 

Fall Festival

Oct 24

Fall Festival Community Dinner at Renaissance Center,  Oct. 24th from 5-6 pm. Fall comfort food, fall foliage coloring page for ages 4-14 years, the pictures will decorate the halls of RFC, everyone welcomed.

 

Pasta Dinner

Oct 26

A Pasta Dinner will be held Oct 26th from 4:20-6:30pm at the First UMC, 14999 S. State Ave. in Middlefield. Proceeds benefit Jr. Choir ministry. Donations at the door: adults $8, ages 5-12 $5, under 5 eat free. Menu includes: pasta with marinara sauce, meatballs, salad bar, garlic bread, homemade desserts and beverage, and a dessert auction. Everyone welcome.

 

Build a Birdhouse

Oct 26

Children and adults welcome! Oct 26th from 9 am- 12 noon. $25 Fee is only charged for those building boxes, so parents can attend with children. Spend the morning with Master Gardener Chris Pappas, who will guide you through the process of building a wooden birdhouse decorated with natural items.  While in class you will learn how to attract birds to your yard using different types of boxes and nesting materials.  Learn what size holes and boxes attract different birds. You will also learn how to attain a certified wildlife habitat and where to place your birdhouse.  Light refreshments provided.  Program is held at the OSU Extension Patterson building, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton on the Fair grounds.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Make your check payable to OSU Extension and mail to PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387.  Call or visit www.geauga.osu.edu for updates, additional classes and information.

 

Shop with a Purpose

Oct 26

Women at Risk’s Shop with a Purpose will be Oct 26th from 10am to 1pm at Cornerstone Bible Conference Building (15029 Enterprise Way; Middlefield, Ohio 44062). Purchase items made by individuals who have been rescued from the human trafficking industry.  Proceeds go toward saving others who are still trapped.

 

Gemboree

Oct 26 & 27

Gemboree fall show & sale, minerals, rocks, gems and jewelry. Sponsored by The Akron Mineral Society and Summit Lapidary Club will be Oct 26th from 10am-6pm & 27th from 10am-5pm at Emidio & Sons Expo Center, 48 East Bath Rd., Cuyahoga Falls. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (55+) and students, $1 for children 7-14, and free to Scouts in uniforms and children 6 and under.

 

Turkey Dinner

Oct 27

The Ladies Guild at St, Mary & St. Joseph Church will have their Turkey Dinner Oct 27th at St. Mary & St, Joseph Social Hall, 120 Maple Dr., in Newton Falls from 12-3pm. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children age 5-12 and free for children 5 and under. Carry out will be available.

 

Trick-or-Treat in Parkman

Oct 31  

In the interest of keeping our children safe and off the busy streets and dark rural streets, everyone is invited to The Parkman Community House (from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.) to participate.  Residents: Please bring your bag of goodies for the little ghosts and goblins to the community house.  We’ll be set up so that our trick-or-treaters can visit everyone.  Parents with children: Bring your kids to “Trick-or-Treat” at the community house.  Let’s bring it back home to Parkman!  We’d love to see you there!

 

88th Annual Cake Walk

Oct 31

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s 88th Annual Cake Walk will take place on Oct 31st.  Festivities begin with the Trail of Treats around town sponsored by local businesses.  The Halloween Costume Contest will run from 6:45-7:00 pm. Local businesses have contributed many, many prizes.  The cake walk will follow.  Newton Falls Kiwanis Club thanks all friends, helpers, businesses, and clubs who donate the cakes and help with the event. Donors,  please drop off cakes at 16 West Broad Street, two doors east of Covered Bridge Inn, beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 31.  Proceeds from the cake walk will be distributed among the clubs who donate the cakes.

 

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Due by Nov 1

Geauga County Public Library is celebrating the fall season with a pumpkin-carving contest. Carve a literary or bookish theme into your pumpkin to be judged by board members of the Geauga Council for Arts and Culture. Email a photo of your carved pumpkin along with the author and title of the book that inspired you by Nov. 1st to lori.weber@geaugalibrary.info. Photos may be displayed on the library’s Facebook page and website. The winner will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

 

The Rarest Forest

Nov 2 

We will hike into the White Pine Bog Forest near Burton, considered by ecologists to be the rarest forest in Ohio, Nov 2nd from 9-11:30am. The area is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the general public. Some of the towering pines may be 300 years old. This walk also will include a visit to a rare glacial bog lake, another natural feature of the Burton Wetlands complex. Leader: naturalist Bob Faber. Fee: $8 for members of the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station ($12 for non-members). Pre-registration is required as this hike is limited to only 12 people. Directions will be provided at the time of registration. Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Monthly Dance

Nov 2

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will hold its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30 on Nov 2nd at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave in Tallmadge. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information 330-699-2361 or 330-322-9559.

 

Craft Show

Nov 2

The 20th annual Labrae Craft show will be Nov 2nd from 10am-4pm. It will be held at Bascom Elementary School T 1015 North Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio.

 

Chinese Auction

Nov 2

The K. I. D. Cancer Foundation Chinese Auction will be Nov 2nd will host a Chinese Auction at the Parkman Community House, located on State Route 422 in Parkman, Ohio.  Doors open at 3:00 pm and the auction will start at 6:00pm. Most all items are valued from $20.00 to $1,000.00 each. The kitchen will be open for food and drinks. Tickets are available at the door. With our new “live” video feed, no one will be turned away. If you have any questions please call: (330) 889-9600.

 

Accepting Donations for the Annual Fall Book Sale

 Nov 6-9

The summer book sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library are now accepting donations for their annual fall book sale which will take place Nov 6th-9th. 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.

 

St. Anselm Christmas Boutique

Nov 9

St. Anselm Christmas Boutique will be Nov 9, from 9am-4pm.  St. Anselm’s Women’s Guild will hold its Annual Christmas Boutique at St. Anselm Church, 13013 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland. There will be over 80 vendors from the area who will be displaying their specialties. Take a break from shopping and stop at the snack bar or the bake sale for delicious homemade goodies. Your $1.00 donation for admission entitles you to a chance to win a door prize throughout the day. There will also be a Chinese Raffle with several great prizes. Tickets are 3 for $1.00. Winners need not be present.
Worship 101

Nov 9

Please join us for a night of praise and worship featuring the band “Worship 101” as they lead our service in praise and worship at Southington UMC (at the center of St Rte. 305) on Nov 9th at 7pm. Call 330-898-2156 for more information.

 

Christmas Boutique

Nov 10

St. Joseph’s Garden Club cordially invites you to their 29th Annual Christmas Boutique on Nov 10th from 9:30am-3:30pm at St. Joseph’s Hughes Hall, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., in Mantua; the event features hand-crafted items, breakfast and lunch items, door prizes, and free admission and parking. Please call Marlene Hornyak (330-274-8145) or St. Joseph’s (330-274-2253) with any questions.

 

TheWildNite4WildLife

Nov 15

Spend the evening at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium to support regional efforts to protect wildlife, with special focus on the exciting regional work to protect the Spotted Turtles! The WildNite4WildLife: Northeast Ohio Wildlife Benefit will be held Nov 15th from 6-9 pm, with tickets available through http://wild4ever.org. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $16 for children, with age 2 and under free – just a nickel more expensive than general admission to the aquarium, but all will go to benefit a good cause! Half of ticket sales will go to the sponsor organization of your choice in the form of conservation grants; the other half goes directly to Spotted Turtle work.

 

Night at the Races

Nov 16

Garfield Youth Football 2nd Annual Night at the Races will be Nov 16th at 6pm at Sugar Bush Golf Club. This event is to raise money for the youth football program (new helmets and equipment). Cost is $25 per ticket, includes dinner and entry to the event. Questions contact: Ted Lysiak 216-534-7413 or Espy Hedge 330-322-0007

 

Winter Craft Festival

December 7

The Portage County Gardeners’ Herb Society is seeking talented crafters and artisans to participate in a Winter Craft Festival on December 7th at the Gardeners’ Center in Rootstown. The fee for a table is $20.00. Please contact Marilyn Tyger at (330-348-6089) or Helena Parry at (330-673-0577) to reserve your space.

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New Ministries Format

Saturday Afternoons

The new ministries format is now taking place at the church of God in Windham.   Group meetings and discussions are now taking place each Saturday afternoon at 5pm.  The group is meeting at the parsonage at 9004 N Main St.  This group is planning the entire revamping or the church from organization to ministries.  Everyone who is interested in attending and being a part is welcome to come.  For questions or more information you can call 330-671-1426

 

Start Something

What if every child fulfills their potential? Think how amazing that would be. Start something. Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently in need of Big Brother volunteers. We have boys waiting in all parts of the county for someone to spend time with them. Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical is organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture  children and strengthen communities, and we couldn’t do any of it without you. Please call us today at 330-296-6655 or visit our website at www.bbsportage.org. all it takes is 12 hours a month and the willingness to Start Something. You’ll be glad you did

 

Book Sale

Now-Sept 21

Friends of the Garrettsville Library book sale will be held Friday Sept 20th from 10am-6pm and Sept 21 from 9am-noon.

 

Community Center

Sept 18

The Community Center at Mantua Center, is free and open to all, regardless of age (supervised children welcome) or place of residence, every Wednesday 10:00am to 8:00pm, in the old Mantua Center School 11741 Center Road, just north of SR82. Sept. 18, 26, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.  Many activities available and ideas for others welcome.  Lunch and supper are potluck, so bring a dish to share.  Beginning yoga taught by a certified instructor at 7pm is also free of charge.  For more information contact Ellie Monroe (330)274-0711 or efoster@config.com.

 

Benefit Yard Sale & Raffle

Sept 19-21

Freeway’s Greyt Escape Benefit Yard Sale and Raffle.  Sept 19th – 21st, from 9am-3pm – 105555 South St., Garrettsville. Community response has been great and this sale has lots of quality items. Participate in our raffle to win Greyt items and enter to win Garrettsville’s Greytest door prize basket featuring gift certificates, merchandise, and even cash from local businesses. Bring bagged or canned pet food to help Hiram’s Police Department support People Care Pet Pantry and receive a free gift. Contact Diana 330-527-2276 or 239-470-6429 for more info.

 

All-U-Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Sept 20

Kiwanis All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti dinner will be Sept 20th from 5-7pm in Dix in the Hiram College Kennedy Center.  Spaghetti with choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and ice cream, all for $ 6.00 for adults and children 8 and under FREE! Our co-host is Little Village Early Learning Center at Hiram Christian Church

 

Give Back Program

Sept 20 & 21

Ruby Tuesday Give Back program will be benefiting Portage Park District on Sept 20th & 21st. Visit Ruby Tuesday at 7135 N. Aurora Rd to support this organization!

 

Salsa Tasting Contest

Sept 21

The Annual Geauga Fresh Farmers Market Salsa Tasting Contest will take place Sept 21st from 10-Noon. If you think your salsa recipe is the best-tasting in town, enter it into the Annual Salsa Tasting Contest. There will be two categories: mild and hot. Bring a quart of salsa to the market booth before 9:30am next Saturday. Mark it with your name and identify it as mild or hot. Past years have brought salsas made with a variety of local fruits and vegetables – peaches, watermelon, tomatoes, tomatillos, corn and pumpkin. Ingredients must be local – no mango or pineapple salsa! Customers and vendors are encouraged to enter their favorite salsa. Everyone can taste and vote. The Market is located in the South Russell Village parking lot at Rt. 306/Chillicothe Rd. and Bell Rd.  Hours are 9:00-Noon every Saturday, rain or shine, until early October. Keep up to date on special market events at http://www.geaugafarmersmarket.com/

 

Swap Meet

Sept 21

Come one, come all  to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Penn-Ohio Wooden Money Collectors on Sept 21 from 10am-4pm at the Huntsburg Community Center, 12406 Madison Rd in Huntsburg. Free admission, free refreshments, door prizes and raffles.

 

Community Yard Sale

Sept 21

The Church of God in Windham will once again be sponsoring and hosting a community yard sale on Saturday, September 21st from 9am to 3pm.  Spaces are free but must be reserved.  A limited number of tables are also available on a first call basis.  New ideas are being developed for this event.  You can reserve your space now by calling 330-671-1426

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Sept 21

A Spaghetti Dinner will be held Sept 21st from 4-7pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on St. Rt. 88 in West Farmington. Dinner includes salad, bread, pie and coffee. Cost is $7.00 for adults, $4.50 for ages 5-12 and free for 5 and under. Carry-outs are available at $7.50. Come join us and tell you friends!

 

Black Bear Valley

Sept 22

Explore this remote section of the Akron Watershed that has had numerous reports of black bear activity with naturalist Bob Faber. This sprawling woodland near Hiram Rapids stretches from the uplands along Tilden Road to the Cuyahoga River. We will search for signs of bears and other wildlife in this area of upland forests and a wildlife rich floodplain along the Cuyahoga River. This is an off-trail walk that may require sloshing through shallow water and some mud. Sept 22nd from 1-3pm. Fee: $6 for members of the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station ($10 for non-members). Directions will be provided at the time of registration. Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Hubs Square Dance Club

Sept 23

Fun + Friendship + Fitness!  That’s Western Style Square Dancing. The Hubs Square Dance Club is now accepting reservations for new dancers.  Beginner Dances, with the first night free, will  begin on Monday, Sept. 23 at Bainbridge Community Church, RT. 306, just south of Rt. 422 beginning at 7 pm. The Hubs Square Dance Club has been dancing since 1970 and invites all ages to participate in square dancing. Get out of the Rut! It really is exercise set to music!  Our very experienced caller will have you dancing the first night. Come, bring your spouse, give it a try and make new friends.  To register or for more information

call 440-241-2309 or 330-562-8719.

 

Collector’s Series

Sept 24, 28 & Oct 5

Burton Public Library presents the Collector’s Series: Join us for our own local version of the Antiques Road Show! Each person may bring two items for appraisal. Comic Books: Sept 24th, at 6:30 p.m. with Jim Williams of Comic Heaven in Willoughby. Coins: Sept 28th, at 11:00 a.m. with local coin-collector Newell Beaumier. Vintage Books: Oct 5th, at 11 am with Bob McCullam of Cattermole Books in Newbury. Free! Please register for these events by calling: (440) 834-4466.

 

Bi Monthly Blood Drive

Sept 25

It is time for our bi monthly blood drive at the Newton Falls United Methodist church, at 336 Ridge Rd. It will be held on Sept 25th from noon to 6 PM. in our fellowship hall and we hope you can come and help us out, as there is always a need for blood. It is our “lifeline to life”. Thank you so much for helping us out.

 

Senior Luncheon

Sept 25

Those 55 and older are invited for a FREE soup and salad lunch Wednesday, September 25th at noon.

Join us at Life Church AG, 10280 State Route 88 in Garrettsville. For more information and to RSVP call (330) 608-6661 or (330) 527-2989.

 

St Edward Church Open House

Sept 25

Open House at Saint Edward Church, 165150 Center St in Parkman  and St. Lucy Mission, 16280 East High St in Middlefield will be Sept 29th from noon-5pm

 

Meal at RFC

Sept 26

Everyone is invited to another great meal at the Renaissance Family Center at 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Oh. It will be held Sept 26th from 5-6 pm and we always have something exciting. We have a piano player or door prizes or free clothing give away. RFC is for everyone, we would love to have you join our RFC family.  We are more than a pretty building. FREE CLOTHES, FREE WINTER COATS and piano music while you eat the FREE meal. What a deal.

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

Sept 28

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Swiss Steak dinner Sept 28th 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

 

Corn Hole Tournament

Sept 28

Legacy Dog Rescue is holding a charity corn hole tournament at O’Donold’s, 6000 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, Event will take place on Sept. 28th.  Registration begins @ Noon.  Early Registration – $40.00 per team of 2, $50.00 day of, Cash Bar, Teams of Two, CASH PRIZES, 50/50 Raffle, Chinese Auction.  Please contact ldrcharity@gmail.com or Pete/Erin @ 330-737-1479 for more information.  All proceeds benefit the homeless dogs of Trumbull and Mahoning County.  You do not need to play corn hole to come out and participate in the Chinese Auction or 50/50 Raffle.

 

First Christian Church Craft Show

Sept 28

The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Ravenna is gearing up for its 3rd Annual Craft Show on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9 am

to 3 pm.  The church is located at 420 South Prospect St. in Ravenna.  Some of the items for sale are: hand crafted jewelry; maple products; crocheted

items of every kind; quilts; floral arrangements and personalized art framed and printed at the show.

 

Old Fashioned Hoedown

Sept 28

Come and enjoy this community event and support the many ongoing free community outreach events at New Hope Baptist Church in Windham, Sept 28, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Events include Senior Moments, Halloween Handout, Easter Egg Hunt, and JC Nights.

 

Fundraiser to Benefit Fire Victims

Sept 28

Craig Beach Fire Victims & Gift Show Fundraiser will be held September 28 from 12-5 pm at 175 E. Broad St in Newton Falls Ohio. This event is being held for a local family in need after a horrific fire destroyed their home. Crafts, vendors, 50/50, silent auction, food and more. Please come out, have fun shopping, all while helping a great cause. Winners for auction and 50/50 drawings will be called at 4pm sharp.

 

Chili Cook-Off

Sept 28

Do you make the best chili around?  It’s time to put it to the test at our Old Fashioned Hoedown Fundraiser. New Hope Baptist Church, Windham,  on Sept 28, 2013, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.The winner will receive a trophy, gift basket full of awesome things and of course, full bragging rights! Call 330-326-3777 to register. There is no entry fee, just make enough to be judged and shared. The chef with the most votes wins!

 

Baking Contest & Auction

Sept 28

Attention Bakers – it’s time to showcase your talent at New Hope Baptist Church Old Fashioned Hoedown Fundraiser on Sept 28, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The baking contest is limited to cakes and pies only. Judging will be based on creativity and TASTE! Bakers need to make enough of their items for samples and then make a separate item to be auctioned off at the end of the hoedown. The winner will receive a trophy and a prize basket filled with lots of awesome things, and of course, recognition and full bragging rights! Call 330-326-3777 to register.

 

Fall Luncheon

Sept 28

The Women’s Council of Hiram College will be hosting their fall luncheon/program on September 28th at the Chagrin Valley Athletic Club in Chagrin Falls, corner of Snyder and Washington Streets.  The event will begin at 11:30 am for a social time; lunch will be at noon; followed by the program of “Cleveland Millionaire’s Row – Euclid Avenue”, given by Daniel Ruminski, the “Cleveland Storyteller”.  He will be sharing stories and photos from 1875 – 1929.  Reservations can be obtained by calling Donna Jobin at 330-562-8033; the cost is $19.00.

 

2013 Fall Family Fun Fest & Bark Boo-nanza

Sept 28

2013 Fall Family Fun Fest and Bark Boo-nanza, presented by Aurora Parks and Recreation, Freedom Greyhound Rescue, and Aurora One Fund, will be Sept 28th from 11am to 6pm at Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Road in Aurora OH  44202.  Fun for the entire family!  Free Admission!  Fees required for some activities.  For information: www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org; email rescue1.fgr@gmail.com; call Aurora Parks and Recreation at 330-562-4333.  See you there!

 

Benefit Concert by Gail Mangeri

Sept 29

Christian Singer-Songwriter Gail Mangeri of Hiram will be praising God with her beautiful voice and the inspiring messages of her lyrics. She will be joined by two of her talented  children: Angela and Robert. The concert is open and free to the public. A freewill offering will be taken to help church members affected by the flash-flooding in this summer’s storm. Refreshments and fellowship will be shared during a short intermission. Please join us Sept 29th at 4pm at Garrettsville United Methodist Church for an afternoon of Praise and Fellowship.

 

Homecoming at Faith Evangelical Church

Sept 29

An old fashioned  Homecoming celebration will be held at Faith Evangelical Church in Garrettsville on Sept 29. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 with morning worship to follow at 11. There will be a covered dish dinner at 12:30. The afternoon services (outside weather permitting) will include the Stoney River Band with the Klein Family. There will also be testimonies, and some old fashioned games thrown in. Please bring lawn chairs, sweaters, and a dish to pass. For more information call : 330-527-4068

 

Pilates Class

Oct 2-30

Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Classes will be held from 5-6 pm from Oct 2 – 30 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. 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.

 

Yoga Classes

Oct 3-Oct 24

Yoga classes offered by Ravenna Parks and Recreation are held Thursdays 6:15-7:15 pm at Tower Lodge in City Park from Oct 3 – 24.  Fee for city taxpayers is $32.00 and non-city taxpayer fee is $37.00, drop-in fee $8.00.  Students are encouraged to work at their own pace; bring a mat and wear loose fitting clothing.  To register you can go to our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us  or contact Ravenna Parks and Recreation (330) 296-2864 at 530 N. Freedom Street weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Homecoming Parade

Oct 4

All who want to put floats into the Homecoming Parade can contact me, Frances Bell at fbell@jagschools.org or call 330-527-4341 extension 216.  Homecoming is Oct 4th for the parade.  Lineup will begin at 4:00 and the parade will begin at 4:15.

 

Parkman Chicken Dinner

Oct 4

The Parkman fire and Rescue Association in conjunction with local Amish schools proudly announce their annual Fall Chicken Dinner on Oct. 4th, serving 5-8pm at the Community House in Parkman, next to the Fire Station. Adults $14.00, children 12 and under $7.00. Limited tickets…presale tickets only; Make checks payable to Parkman Fire and Rescue. Send check or money order to: Joan Dillon 12709 Nelson Ledge Rd. Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Tickets can be returned to you (include SASE) or held at door. Questions? Call Chuck or Joan at 440-548-7541

 

Dr. Zoot

Oct 4

Dr. Zoot is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance Oct 4th at Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023). Dr. Zoot hails from Pittsburgh.  Sponsored by KCE.  (216) 316-0068.Lesson at 8pm.  Dance and live music 9-11:30pm.  Cost is $10 for Adult, $8 for student and $25 per family.

 

JAG Alumni Band

Oct 4

Calling all J. A. Garfield Band Alumni!  Once again the JAG Marching Pride will be accompanied on the field by the Alumni Band and the Garfield Middle School Band at our Homecoming football game on Oct 4th.  For more information and registration, please contact the Garfield Band Alumni committee at 330-527-4341 or jamesagarfieldband@gmail.com.

 

Rummage & Bake Sale

Oct 4

Pythian Sister Rummage and Bake Sale will be held at K of P Hall, 123 College St in West Farmington, on Oct 4th from 9am-5pm and Oct 5th from 9am-noon. Lunch will be served Friday only, Saturday is $2 bag day. Books, clothing and household items.

 

Community Yard Sale

Oct 5

First Church of God in Windham is sponsoring and hosting another community yard sale on its property on Oct 5th from 9am-3pm.  Note this is a change from the previously advertised Sept 21st date due to scheduling conflicts.  Spaces are free upon registration.  A limited number of tables are also available for use on a registration basis.  A lunch will also be provided for vendors and patrons alike as part of the church’s monthly free meal program.  Spots are filling fast and registration is taking place now by calling 330-671-1426

 

All Trail 5K

Oct 5 

The Crestwood Class of 1988 celebrates 25 years with a memorial  All Trail 5K celebrating the lives of 3 students from our class taken by cancer. The a-MAZE-ing race for Cancer Research Oct 5th.Packet pickup and event morning registration 8am-8:45am, 5k start 9am, Family 2mile fun walk 9:15 am. Run or walk through one of NE Ohio’s largest corn mazes and trail around the 180 acres of the working farm, tackle obstacles like hay bales and tires. Trail and maze will be marked. No Strollers, No dogs. Hosted by Derthick’s Corn Maze. Pre-register to guarantee Official “Corn Maze” run t-shirt https://cornmazerace.eventbrite.com or Derthickscornmaze.com  under  Schedule of Events tab

 

12th Annual Mesopotamia Fall Heritage Day

Oct 5

The 12th annual Mesopotamia Fall Heritage Day will be held at the Mesopotamia Commons on Oct. 5th from 10am-pm. Located in Mesopotamia, Ohio, corner of State Route 87 and State Route 534. The Mesopotamia Fall Heritage Day brings together skilled artisans from the Greater Mespo area that specializes in traditional Amish and Yankee crafts. For more information, call Ridgeview Farm at 440-693-4000 or the End of the Commons General Store at 440-693-4295 and ask for Scott.

Annual Turkey Dinner

Oct 5

Annual Turkey Dinner will be held Oct 5th at Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road, Huntsburg (south of Rt. 322 on Rt. 528). Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, coleslaw, rolls, breads, dessert.  Adults $10.00, seniors $9.00, children 5-10 $6.00, preschoolers free.  Carry out available.  Phone 440-636-5504. Chinese auction $1 or 6 for $5.  Come to the Pumpkin Festival and Stay for Dinner!

 

Showcase Your Business

Oct 5

How can the Renaissance Family Center help promote your business or organization? Come join us and partner with us to showcase your business or organization at our open house in Oct 5th from 10am-2pm. Set up a booth or table free of charge. Please reserve your spot, call 330-326-3003 or email Ella Johnson at ebjcpa@aol.com

 

Harvest Moon Pot Luck & Pig Roast

Oct 5

A pork dinner will be held at the Nelson Community House on Oct 5th, doors open at 2pm. Residents are asked to bring a family size dish to share, if you don’t bring a dish, a fee will be charged. Serving times vary as to when the pig is done and rested. There will be side dishes of potatoes, pasta salads, green beans, corn, carrots, lettuce salad, chicken, roll and butter, iced tea, coffee and an assortment of desserts. There will also be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and bake sale. Winners need not be present. Boy Scouts of Troop65 will be helping with set up, clearing dishes, and clean up after the event. This event is to benefit the Pixley Park Development Committee for the building of a picnic pavilion and new playground equipment.

 

Fall Frolic Dance

Oct 5

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have an Oktoberfest dinner Oct 5thfrom 6:30-7:30pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave Tallmadge Ohio. Cost is $8.50 per person for members and nonmembers. Please make reservations by Oct 3rd with Mary 330-571-3801 or Warrine 330-699-2361. The Fall Frolic dance will be from 7:30-10:30pm, open to the public and cost will be $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Call Warrine for more info 330-699-2361

Contra Dance

Oct 5

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

 

Senior Citizen’s Luncheon

Oct 5

First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls will be hosting a Senior Citizens’ Luncheon on October 5.  The program will begin at 11:30 AM with the luncheon to follow at noon.  The event is open to any area senior citizen.  For additional information please contact the church office at (330) 872-7055 or log on at: www.fbcnewtonfalls.com.

 

The LaDue Shuffle and a Welshfield Lunch

Oct 6

Join naturalist Bob Faber to explore the country road and the mature forest trails along the western shore of La Due Reservoir. Loons, swans and other waterfowl rest on the waters and eagles fly overhead as the various species prepare for the winter migration. Wild turkeys patrol the forest while beavers and muskrats scour the wetlands in anticipation of winter storms. Bring binoculars and be prepared to get a tad muddy. Following our exploration we will have the option for delicious lunch at the nearby Welshfield Inn (not included in fee). Exploration will be Oct 6thfrom 9:30-11:30am. Fee: $6 for members of the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station ($10 for non-members). Directions will be provided at the time of registration. Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Burton Art Show

Oct 8-13

The annual Burton Art Show, sponsored by the Friends of the Burton Public Library, will be held from October 8 – 13 at the library.  All artists (16 years and older) that live, work, or attend school in Geauga County or Lake County are invited to submit their work.  Each artist is permitted a maximum of three (3) entries.  Works of art include paintings (all media), drawings, photography, sculpture and jewelry.  There is a $5 non-refundable entry fee for each entry.  Cash awards will be given for Best of Show and for 1st Place and 2nd Place in Art and Photography.  The judges this year are Christopher Ryan for all media except Photography and Vaughn Bell for Photography.  Entries must be brought to the library on Monday, September 30 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.   Entry forms with complete entry rules may be obtained at the Burton Public Library or online from the library’s website:  www.burton.lib.oh.us     Please call Kathy Schaefer at the Burton Public Library (440-834-4466) for additional information.

 

Holiday Craft Bazaar

Oct 19

Crafts and Holiday Gifts Ovt 19th from 10am-4pm (set up at 8:00 a.m.) at Aquilla Christian Fellowship, 13925 Stanley Rd, Burton (Near the intersection of Aquilla & Stanley). Tables: $15 – 8 foot, $12 – 6 foot, $10 for your own table. Call Becki at 440-376-4037 or Jeanne at 440-548-2929 (eves) Space is limited, so register early. (No flea market or yard sale items please.) We welcome all crafters and shoppers to join us for an enjoyable day.

 

Winter Craft Festival

December 7

The Portage County Gardeners’ Herb Society is seeking talented crafters and artisans to participate in a Winter Craft Festival on December 7th at the Gardeners’ Center in Rootstown. The fee for a table is $20.00. Please contact Marilyn Tyger at (330-348-6089) or Helena Parry at (330-673-0577) to reserve your space.

 

Main Presenter: Sean Kelly, Attorney: Legal Issues with Pipelines

Secondary Information: Citizens’  Self-Protection Plan

Time:  7:30-9:00 P.M. Thursday Evening, Sept. 19, 2013

Where:  9052 State Route 14, Unit D (The Eagles Meeting Hall–north end of building) Streetsboro, Ohio 44241. The building is directly across Route 14 from K Mart in Streetsboro.

The workshop will include legal information about easements, citizens’ rights, eminent domain, and a segment on “Defend Yourself,” a Citizen Self-Protection Plan. Printed leasing information with do’s and don’ts,  handouts, a filebox for records, folders, planning calendar,and other supplies are included.

Our purpose is to answer questions arising from the new pipelines proposed through 16 Ohio counties (especially Portage, Summit, Stark, Geauga, and Medina ) and help citizens locate easements already on their lands or provide information about easements proposed by landmen now moving through this area.

The workshop is FREE although donations are gratefully accepted to help with our materials costs.  Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration guarantees your place with supplies.

Concerned Citizens Ohio is not affiliated with any political party or religion. For more information, call Mary Greer  330-472-8086

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Community Service Day

Sept 14

St. Joseph Church in Mantua is organizing Walk With Us, a Community Service Day, on Sept 14th from 1- 5 pm. Projects for the event include a community-wide drive for paper products, laundry and kitchen cleaning products and personal hygiene items for the 4C’s in Mantua and for Catholic Charities in Portage and Stark Counties, performing at area nursing homes, working on the grounds at St. Joseph’s Parish which is used by a variety of community groups, and more. If you would like to join in this effort, participants will be gathering at St. Joseph Church’s Hughes Hall, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. in Mantua at 1:00 p.m. for assignments. Everyone will return to the parish at 4:00 p.m. for food, fun and fellowship. Donations of paper and cleaning products and personal hygiene items may be brought to Saturday or Sunday Mass. The day is organized by the Parish Evangelization Project and is for everyone in the parish community, the active and inactive, young and old, parents and children, registered parishioners who don’t attend and those unaffiliated with any community, and anyone who would like to lend a hand.  We hope to have you join us.  And bring a friend.  Please contact Peg Haney (330-274-2268 or phaney@stjosephmantua.com) with any questions.

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Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7pm. The church is located at the town center on SR 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us!

 

Be A Part of a Unique Experience

Starting Sept 7

Are you looking for a new and unique church experience?  The First Church of God of Windham is restarting with a different format and a new church plant type of experience.  If you would like to be a part of forming the “new” Church of God they will be moving all activities including planning, small group Bible studies, free meals and other outreach events to Saturday.  The new format will begin Saturday, September 7th with their monthly free dinner at 5pm.  They will again have a cookout style dinner with s’mores and discussion around the campfire.  Everyone is welcome to attend and be a part of restarting this ministry to and for the Windham area.  The church is located at 9016 N Main St in Windham.  Weekly meetings and Bible studies will continue each Saturday evening at 5pm at the pastor’s home next to the church.  If you have any questions or would like more information call 330-671-1426

 

Hiram College Water Dogs Signups

Deadline Sept 6

On Sunday afternoons from:  2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm there will be swim lessons for all levels, all hours. Lessons are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of free time at the end. Sept 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, and October 6th. Cost is $50.00 per Child for all 5 lessons for ages 4 years and older. Sign-ups will be Sept 7th, from 2:30-5:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. Register online – Deadline to register Sept 6th.  www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons.  Questions? Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343

 

Crestwood Raffle Fundraiser

Now – Aug 30

The Crestwood Band Patrons and Scarlet Guard Marching Band are holding a raffle fundraiser.  The winning numbers will be drawn during the first CHS home football game on Aug 30th – Winner need not be present to claim prize. Tickets are $10 each.  To support the band and a chance to win 1 of five $500 prizes, contact a band member or Larisa Catcott at (330) 322-3606.

 

Newton Falls Chili Cook off Call for Cookers

Now – Sept 18th

Do you make the best chili in Northeast Ohio? The 24th Annual Chili Cook Off will be October 5th and registration for cookers is now open! Entry fee is $50 per team and the top prize is $500 (plus bragging rights)! Applications are also being accepted for vendor table spaces. For more information and Cook Off rules, call Julie (330) 240-9268 or Patty (330) 872-7641 or visit www.nffa44444.com. Deadline for entry is Sept 18th.

 

Kent State Vinyl Club

Now

Kent State Vinyl Club Seeking Record Donations. Looking for a place to donate your old records? Kent State University’s Vinyl Club is seeking records and equipment. Students meet weekly to listen to music the old fashioned way. To donate contact Chris (330) 842-7721 or email ckolar@kent.edu

 

Hand Portrait Display

Now

The Newton Falls Public Library is currently displaying the 2013 Hand Portraits in the lobby exhibit case. The portraits are the product of a collaborative project between visual and language arts students from Newton Falls High School and volunteer residents from Laurie Ann’s Nursing Home. Come by and see these wonderful works of art!

 

Master Gardener Volunteers at The Great Geauga County Fair

 Aug 29-Sept 2

It’s here, The Great Geauga County Fair!  Fair goers are invited to visit the Master Gardener booth in the Agriculture Building, , August 29th -September 2nd. This year’s theme, Bloom Where You are Planted!, will feature unique and creative ideas for gardens, both big and small.  The Master Gardener family friendly booth is an annual must-see Fair experience!  Master Gardener Volunteers will be on duty to answer your gardening questions.

 

Post 459 at Geauga County Fair

Aug 29-Sept 2

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton- Middlefield will have a display at the Geauga County Fair – Aug 29th thru Sept 2nd. Come to our tent by the “Big Tank” behind the milking counter. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for details.

 

60 Mile Yard Sale

Labor Day Weekend

The Tour Route 7 group is sponsoring a 60 mile yard sale over Labor Day Weekend.  This covers the towns along Ohio Route 7 from Hubbard to Conneaut.  People who live along the towns along 7 are encouraged to have sales this coming weekend.  People are invited to drive Rt. 7 and visit our members along the way.   www.TourRoute7.com  or facebook  Tour Route 7.

 

God Provides A Free Meal

Aug 30

Nelson Methodist Church will be hosting a dinner on Aug 30 from 4-6 pm. Sloppy joes, cole slaw, chips and cake will be on the menu.

 

Eagles Steak Fry

Aug 31

The Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on Sat. Aug 31st from 4-7:30 pm. Dinner includes choice of baked potato or french fries, vegetable, salad and roll w/butter. Steak dinners are $12 and chicken dinners $8. Open to the public. Carryout is available call 330-527-2330.

 

Hiram Police Hot Rod Car Show

Aug 31

Hot Rod Cars, Trucks, Food, Music, Trophies and Family Fun! No Registration Fee, Donations accepted to benefit “SHOP WITH A COP” Program!  Show will be held on August 31st,  9am-2pm  on Hayden and Dean Streets, Hiram Village. More information: Rick Patrick (330) 687-9637

 

Parents without Partners Picnic

Sept 2

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will be having a picnic from 12 noon until? At the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House pavilion, 109 W. Avenue in Tallmadge. Members as well as non-members are invited to attend. Please bring a covered dish to pass.

 

Library Closed Labor Day

Sept 2

All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on September 2, in observance of Labor Day. They will resume normal operating hours on September 3. Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org. Find us on Facebook.

 

Labor Day Fun Run

Sept 2

Labor Day 4-mile Run and 2-mile Walk in Newton Falls.  This Kiwanis event will benefit the Senior Citizens’ Van Fund. Register at www.gopherarun.com  or register on race day at Faces Lounge in downtown Newton Falls beginning at 8 a.m.  There are also links to the race at Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s website http://newtonfallskiwanisclub.webs.com .  Families welcome.

 

Crescendo Club Meeting

Sept 3

The first meeting of the year for the Crescendo Club (Boosters for the Newton Falls School Band) will be Tuesday, September 3rd in the Band Room at 6:00 pm.  Come get involved in our club and help with concessions, being a chaperone or fundraising activities for the year.  We value your input and look forward to seeing you then!

 

Square Dancing

Sept 3

The Friendly Squares of Niles will be having an introduction to Square Dancing, held at the Niles (Scope) Center (14 E. State St. Niles, Ohio.) on Sept 3rd at 7:00pm. For more information about this night call (330)506-3370

 

Chicken Dinner

Sept 4

The Southington UMC (routes 305 & 534) will be holding a chicken dinner Sept 4th from 3:30-6pm. The menu includes ¼ chicken, escalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw and homemade desserts. Cost is $8 for adults, and $4 for children’s chicken tender meal (ages 4-10), children 3 and under eat free. Carry outs will be available, call the church at 330-898-2156.

 

Dance Lessons

Sept 4

Have you ever wanted to learn to dance but were afraid you couldn’t because you don’t have a partner or rhythm? Come join the Ravenna Circulators and learn western style square dancing to the music of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and today’s hits. Lessons start Sept 4th from 7 – 9 pm at Brown Junior High School at the corner of Scranton St. and State Route 59 in Ravenna.  (Across the street from Richardson Animal Hospital) For more information call Jan 330-297-0864 or Chris at 330-425-8722

 

Talent Showcase

Sept 6-8

The Mantua Potato Festival is hosting a “Talent Showcase” at this year’s festival. We are looking for musicians, singers and comedians to perform. If interested in participating please contact Lisa at 330-554-7187. We are looking for Grand Marshals and Royalty from the past festivals to participate in our Grand Parade. We need you to contact Elaine at 330-274-8019. This year’s festival will be held Sept 6th, 7th and 8th.

 

The “New” First Church of God

Sept 7

Are you looking for a new and unique church experience?  The First Church of God of Windham is restarting with a different format and a new church plant type of experience.  If you would like to be a part of forming the “new” First Church of God they will be moving all activities including planning, small group Bible studies, free meals and other outreach events to Saturday.  The new format will begin Sept 7th with their monthly free dinner at 5pm.  They will again have a cookout style dinner with s’mores and discussion around the campfire.  Everyone is welcome to attend and be a part of restarting this ministry to and for the Windham area.  The church is located at 9016 N Main St in Windham.  Weekly meetings and Bible studies will continue each Saturday evening at 5pm at the pastor’s home next to the church.  If you have any questions or would like more information call 330-671-1426

 

Mantua Potato Stomp

Sept 7

35th Annual Mantua Potato Stomp will be Sept 7th. New this year a 3.5 mile fun run in honor of 35th anniversary! A distance for everyone! 1 mile fun run at 8:30 am and 3.5 mile and 9 mile at 9 am. Starts at Crestwood High School, ends at Village Park and the Potato Festival. Online registration available at www.active.com   Potato Stomp, 35th annual. Info at festival website  www.mantuapotatofestival.com

 

Chicken BBQ at Potato Fest

Sept 7

The members of the Hilltop Christian Church on W. Prospect St. in Mantua will, again, be serving their annual Chicken BBQ during the Mantua Potato Festival.  It will take place at the church on Saturday, September 7th from 12:00 Noon until 6:00 pm (or until we run out of chicken!). The dinner consists of 1/2 chicken, green beans, homemade potato salad, rolls, homemade pie and beverage. The cost is $9.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 4 – 12; children 3 and under are free.

 

Monthly Dance

Sept 7

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will be having their monthly dance from 7:30-10:30 at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 W. Avenue in Tallmadge on Sept 7th. Open to public. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members.

 

Mortgage Burning

Sept 8

The First Congregational Church, 612 W. Broad St. Newton falls, will hold a mortgage burning celebration on Sept 8th. Members and guests are invited to attend the regular service at 10:30am, followed by the mortgage burning. A dinner, by invitation only will follow at noon.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Sept 8

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Sept 8th at Saint Mary’s social hall, 120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls, from 12-3pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Carry outs available. Adults:$7.00, Children:$3.00(6-11), and 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

 

Crestwood BOE Meeting

Sept 9

The Crestwood Board of Education will hold their regular meeting for September on Sept 9th at 7 pm at the high school library, 10919 N. Main St. Mantua.

Track & Field Fundraiser

Sept 10

Come have fun and support the J.A.Garfield Track and Field team by attending a Lia Sophia jewelry party, Tuesday Sept. 10 at 3:30 in the commons at the High School. There will be prizes and refreshments and the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a great cause. Everyone is invited! For more info call Jane at 330-977-7986.

 

“Jammin’ with Drums”

Sept 11

Metaphysical Enlightenment Group of Trumbull County presents Alex Wedmedyk — “Jammin’ with Drums” on Sept 11. All are welcome – 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

 

Book & Silent Auction

Sept 12

Burton Public Library Book & Art Silent Auction will be held, Sept 12th, Preview 12-6 p.m. with Silent Auction from 6-8 p.m. Items include; vintage books, prints and original art. Refreshments will be served

 

Volunteers Needed

Sept 12

Volunteers Needed: Geauga Co. Job and Family Services are looking for caring, motivated adults who would like to make a difference in a child’s life. The Volunteer Tutoring program matches volunteers with local elementary students who need help in basic reading and math. Volunteers will be required to attend training at Geauga Co. Job and Family Services and complete a criminal background check. The training will take place on Sept 12th at 9 am. Please contact Sara Shininger, Community Support/Volunteer Coordinator for Geauga Co. JFS at 440-285-9141, ext. 1263 to register or for more information.

 

St. William Church Fall Trunk Sale

Sept 14

It’s a one-day garage sale from the trunk of your car. Saturday, September 14th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Location: St. William Church Parking Lot  5431 Mahoning Ave. in Champion, OH. Refreshments available; selling books, media; baked goods; and mums. For more information contact Debi Hayes  330-847-6556

 

Portage County Gardeners Workshop

Sept 14

Portage County Gardeners is hosting a Saturday workshop; open to the public, on Sept 14th at 10:00 am at their Center located at, 5154 S. Prospect St. (Rt. 44) in Rootstown. Participants, using a special pen, will create a work of art by connecting lines and space. The cost of this “Tangled” workshop is $25.00 and is limited to 25 people. Please call Helena Parry at 330-673-0577 to sign up and prepay. The instructor is Linda May.

 

All Mustang Car Show

Sept 15

The Northeastern Ohio Mustang Club will hold its 5th Annual All Mustang Car Show on Sept 15 at Montrose Ford in Akron from 10am-3pm, rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the Copley Fire and Rescue Association and the Warrior’s Journey Home Ministry. The cost to enter your Mustang is $10 with 18 classes and best of show to be judged. Admission is free to public. For more info visit www.NEOMUSTANG.com

 

Singing Weavers

Sept 15

The Singing Weavers will be making an appearance at First Congregational Church of Freedom on Sept 15th at 10:30 am. All are welcome to attend!  The church is located at St. Rt. 303 & St. Rt. 88.

 

“Basketful of Broken Dishes”

Sept 17

“Basketful of Broken Dishes” Sept  17, at 6:30 p.m.  Author Naomi Stutzman shares her family’s story of leaving their Geauga County Amish heritage. Signed copies will be available for $10. Please call (440) 834-4466 for more info.

 

Pricetown Cooked Supper

Sept 18

The next home cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will feature meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, homemade desserts and a beverage. This will be held from 5 to 6:30pm on Sept. 18. Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 6 to 12, free for children 5 years and younger.

Carryout’s will be available.

 

Garfield Alumni Banquet

Sept 21

Payment and reservations for the 8th Annual Garfield Alumni Banquet are due by Sept 2, 2013.  Postcards were mailed out earlier this summer for the upcoming event.  The banquet will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School beginning at 5 p.m.  Cost for this event is $18 per person.Classes to be recognized are 1953, 1963, 1973 and 1983.  For additional information please contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts at (330) 309-2734.

 

Seed Starting & Plant Propagation

 Sept 21

Save money and have a beautiful garden.  Let Master Gardener Barb Begam take you through the steps of choosing seeds and knowing when and how to sow them successfully to produce healthy mature plants.  Class will be held Sept 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m While walk-ins are welcome, early registration and payment for this popular class is appreciated. Light refreshments, handouts and cuttings included.  Registration fee of $15.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon Troy Road, Burton 44021.  View updates and a list of MG class offerings:  geauga.osu.edu/

 

Swap Meet

Sept 21

Come one, come all  to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Penn-Ohio Wooden Money Collectors on Sept 21 from 10am-4pm at the Huntsburg Community Center, 12406 Madison Rd in Huntsburg. Free admission, free refreshments, door prizes and raffles.

 

Hubs Square Dance Club

Sept 23

Fun + Friendship + Fitness!  That’s Western Style Square Dancing. The Hubs Square Dance Club is now accepting reservations for new dancers.  Beginner Dances, with the first night free, will  begin on Monday, Sept. 23 at Bainbridge Community Church, RT. 306, just south of Rt. 422 beginning at 7 pm. The Hubs Square Dance Club has been dancing since 1970 and invite all ages to participate in square dancing. Get out of the Rut! It really is exercise set to music!  Our very experienced caller will have you dancing the first night. Come, bring your spouse, give it a try and make new friends.  To register or for more information

call 440-241-2309 or 330-562-8719.

 

St Edward Church Open House

Sept 25

Open House at Saint Edward Church, 165150 Center St in Parkman  and St. Lucy Mission, 16280 East High St in Middlefield will be Sept 29th from noon-5pm

 

First Christian Church Craft Show

Sept 28

The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Ravenna is gearing up for it’s 3rd Annual Craft Show on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9 am

to 3 pm.  The church is located at 420 South Prospect St. in Ravenna.  Some of the items for sale are: hand crafted jewelry; maple products; crocheted

items of every kind; quilts; floral arraingments and personaled art framed and printed at the show.

 

Winter Craft Festival

December 7

The Portage County Gardeners’ Herb Society is seeking talented crafters and artisans to participate in a Winter Craft Festival on December 7th at the Gardeners’ Center in Rootstown. The fee for a table is $20.00. Please contact Marilyn Tyger at (330-348-6089) or Helena Parry at (330-673-0577) to reserve your space.

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Praise and Worship Service
Saturdays
Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7pm. The church is located at the town center on SR 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us!

$10,000 Give Away!
Now!
Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is having a raffle and if all 200 tickets are sold, one winner will have a choice of $10,000, a trip to St. Andrews, Scotland or a trip to the Hawaiian Islands! In the event that all 200 tickets are not sold, a straight 50/50 drawing will be implemented. Tickets are $100 and only 200 tickets will be sold, much better odds than winning the lottery. Plus you will be supporting the Big Brothers Big Sisters one-to-one mentoring program. Buy a ticket yourself or get together with a group of friends. But don’t wait! To purchase your ticket call the Big Brothers & Sisters office at 330-296-6655. Cash, check and credit cards accepted.

Hiram College Water Dogs Signups
Register NOW
On Sunday afternoons from: 2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm there will be swim lessons for all levels, all hours. Lessons are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of free time at the end. Sept 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, and October 6th. Cost is $50.00 per Child for all 5 lessons for ages 4 years and older. Sign-ups will be Sept 7th, from 2:30-5:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. Register online – Deadline to register Sept 6th. www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons. Questions? Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343

Crestwood Raffle Fundraiser
Now – Aug 30
The Crestwood Band Patrons and Scarlet Guard Marching Band are holding a raffle fundraiser. The winning numbers will be drawn during the first CHS home football game on Aug 30th – Winner need not be present to claim prize. Tickets are $10 each. To support the band and a chance to win 1 of five $500 prizes, contact a band member or Larisa Catcott at (330) 322-3606.

Newton Falls Chili Cook off Call for Cookers
Now – Sept 18th
Do you make the best chili in Northeast Ohio? The 24th Annual Chili Cook Off will be October 5th and registration for cookers is now open! Entry fee is $50 per team and the top prize is $500 (plus bragging rights)! Applications are also being accepted for vendor table spaces. For more information and Cook Off rules, call Julie (330) 240-9268 or Patty (330) 872-7641 or visit www.nffa44444.com. Deadline for entry is Sept 18th.

Kent State Vinyl Club
Now
Kent State Vinyl Club Seeking Record Donations. Looking for a place to donate your old records? Kent State University’s Vinyl Club is seeking records and equipment. Students meet weekly to listen to music the old fashioned way. To donate contact Chris (330) 842-7721 or email ckolar@kent.edu

Hand Portrait Display
Now
The Newton Falls Public Library is currently displaying the 2013 Hand Portraits in the lobby exhibit case. The portraits are the product of a collaborative project between visual and language arts students from Newton Falls High School and volunteer residents from Laurie Ann’s Nursing Home. Come by and see these wonderful works of art!

Free Community Dinner
Aug 22
The Free Community Dinner for the month of August will be in memory of victims of ALS. Our son, Roger, passed away from ALS earlier this month and we will honor him and other victims at our Community Dinner, August 22 from 5-6:30pm at Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Oh. Please join us, ham, potatoes and vegetables are on the menu.

80’s Night
Aug 23
American Legion Post 674 Windham will be holding an 80’s night at 8pm on August 23rd. We will have a rocking DJ and all sort of stuff to give away and contests for the biggest hair, best dressed, best mullet and best wipe out. It will be a great time to connect with friends from our past.

2nd Annual Golf Outing
Aug 23
The 2nd Annual Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is Aug 23rd at Grandview Golf Course. Foursomes, scramble format, skins, proximity games, prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places, lunch at the turn, dinner after golf. The Chamber is non-profit and all proceeds will go directly to the School Safety Program. Call the Chamber to register or to sponsor on different levels. 440-632-5705 or mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.

“Cops and Kids Fishing Day”
Aug 24
Join the Hiram Police Department for the annual Cops and Kids Fishing Day on Aug 24th from 9 am – 2 pm. Location Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Road Hiram. COME JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED DAY! Meet your Hiram Police Dept. Members. Fun, Food, Prizes, and Community Togetherness

Garfield Volleyball Fundraiser
Aug 24
The JA Garfield volleyball team will be holding a car wash fundraiser at Kepich Ford on Saturday August 24 from 9:00-2:00.

Summer Steak Fry
Aug 24
St Ambrose K of C will be sponsoring a summer steak fry on Aug 24. Doors open at 6 pm ; Dinner at 6:30. Cost is $15 each or $25/couple. Door prizes; 50/50 Raffle; Cash Bar! Dinner will be steak, baked potato, corn on the cob, salad, rolls, dessert and beverage. Contact David Vincent for reservations 330-527-2474 or Dvincent52@gmail.com.

Feed the Team Fundraiser
Aug 24
Attention G-Men Family and Fans! Feed the Team Fundraiser – Scotch Doubles will be Aug 24th at 9pm at SkyLane Bowling Alley. $20 a person – $40 a couple, prices include bowling, pizza and beer. There will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Come help support your GHS Football Team! If you have questions or would like to get involved, call: Sue Chambers 330-352-2193

The BEST Spaghetti Lunch
Aug 25
The BEST spaghetti lunch will be held at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church on Sunday August 25th 11:30am to 2:00pm. Lunch includes spaghetti & meatballs, fresh salad, Italian bread,dessert and beverage. Takeout available!
Purchase tickets at the door
Adult: $7.00 (3 meatballs with meal) Child: $4.00 (2 meatballs with meal) Extra meatballs .50 each. The church is located on North Road, Warren Ohio

Special Sunday Service
Aug 25
Garrettsville Church of God is thinking of all the students, teachers, secretaries, bus drivers, custodians and anyone else involved in the school. They will be having a Special Sunday morning service on August 25th at 11 am to acknowledge all of you. We have a special gift for each student (elementary thru college) and a special gift for those involved with students in any way (public, private and homeschool). Please come and participate with us, 12888 St. Rt. 88 in Nelson Township. For more information please call 330-527-2942.

Back to School
Aug 25
Garrettsville Church of God is thinking of all the students, teachers, secretaries, bus drivers, custodians and anyone else involved in the school. The church will be having a special sundat morning service on Aug 25th at 11am in which all of you will be acknowledged. We have a gift to give each student that attends this service (elementary thru college) and those involved with the students (private, public , homeschooled) the church is located at 12888 State Route 88 in Nelson Township. For more info call 330-527-2942

Fall Storytime Registration
Begins Aug 26
Portage County District Library is pleased to announce that fall storytime registration will begin, August 26 at 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. Find us on Facebook.

Free Water Well Monitoring
Aug 26
On Aug.26 at 7:00 p.m. (fourth Monday of every month) Concerned Citizens Ohio/ Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room (downstairs) of the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram, OH 44234 (corner of State Routes 700, 82, 305). For accurate readings, your sample should be taken as directly from the well as possible— before any treatment and within an hour before we test it. For a sample “fresh from the well,” drain the water sitting in your pipes by running any household cold water for about 10 minutes before you collect your sample (from the well head or from a faucet on your pump). Use a clean, wide-mouthed, covered glass container that holds about 8 oz. Come at 7:00 and we’ll be running videos with experts explaining the hydrofracture (“fracking”) shale drilling and why it produces so much toxic waste. You can stay as long as you find the videos interesting, while you’re waiting for you water to be tested. For more information contact Gwen Fischer at 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com. The Shalersville branch of Concerned Citizens Ohio continues to offer free water monitoring in their Streetsboro location (Eagles Hall, 9052 State Route 14, Streetsboro) at 4:00 on the first Sunday of every month. For more information contact Mary Greer 330-472-8086.

JA Garfield Retirees Luncheon
Aug 26
The 10th annual James A. Garfield Retirees luncheon will be August 26th at 12 noon at Roby Lee’s in Newton Falls. Please contact Paula 330-296-6544 to reserve a seat.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser
Aug 27
The Newton Falls Crescendo Club is pleased to offer delicious Mrs. Field’s Cookie Dough as our first fall fundraiser! Pre-portioned cookies are delivered frozen. Pick from many different varieties or other quality snacks. Our final date for all orders is August 27th. Delivery date will be in September — just in time for your fall baking! Ask any Newton Falls Band Member to order, or call Laura at 872-1647 or Kristy at 330-5198. Thanks for supporting your local school band!

Community Center Open
Aug 28
Community Center at Mantua Center – Now open every Wednesday from 10 to 4, with potluck lunch at noon. Take part in activities, or just sit and chat. Bring your handwork if you like, help assemble a jigsaw puzzle, play cards or board games, or help make a quilt. Open to all, without charge. Youngsters must have supervision, but craft materials and games are available for their entertainment. We want save our beautiful old school and fill it with new life. Won’t you join us? Just north of SR82 on Mantua Center Road.

Community Center Fun
Aug 28
Starting August 28 the Community Center at Mantua Center will be open every Wednesday from 10:00am to 8:00 pm. All are invited free of charge to participate in a variety of activities including card and board games, jigsaw puzzle construction, service projects, instruction in quilt piecing, crochet, or knitting. Or just come and socialize. Children are welcome with supervision; storybooks and craft materials available. Lunch and supper are pot-luck: bring food to share. From 7:00 to 8:00 pm a beginning yoga class will be taught, open to anyone 13 or up. Bring a yoga mat if you have one and a water bottle.

Master Gardener Volunteers at The Great Geauga County Fair
Aug 29-Sept 2
It’s here, The Great Geauga County Fair! Fair goers are invited to visit the Master Gardener booth in the Agriculture Building, , August 29th -September 2nd. This year’s theme, Bloom Where You are Planted!, will feature unique and creative ideas for gardens, both big and small. The Master Gardener family friendly booth is an annual must-see Fair experience! Master Gardener Volunteers will be on duty to answer your gardening questions.

Post 459 at Geauga County Fair
Aug 29-Sept 2
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton- Middlefield will have a display at the Geauga County Fair – Aug 29th thru Sept 2nd. Come to our tent by the “Big Tank” behind the milking counter. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for details.

Hiram Police Hot Rod Car Show
Aug 31
Hot Rod Cars, Trucks, Food, Music, Trophies and Family Fun!
No Registration Fee, Donations accepted to benefit “SHOP WITH A COP” Program! Show will be held on August 31st, 9am-2pm on Hayden and Dean Streets, Hiram Village. More information: Rick Patrick (330) 687-9637

Parents without Partners Picnic
Sept 2
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will be having a picnic from 12 noon until? At the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House pavilion, 109 W. Avenue in Tallmadge. Members as well as non-members are invited to attend. Please bring a covered dish to pass.

Library Closed Labor Day
Sept 2
All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on September 2, in observance of Labor Day. They will resume normal operating hours on September 3. Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org. Find us on Facebook.

Labor Day Fun Run
Sept 2
Labor Day 4-mile Run and 2-mile Walk in Newton Falls. This Kiwanis event will benefit the Senior Citizens’ Van Fund. Register at www.gopherarun.com or register on race day at Faces Lounge in downtown Newton Falls beginning at 8 a.m. There are also links to the race at Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s website http://newtonfallskiwanisclub.webs.com . Families welcome.

Square Dancing
Sept 3
The Friendly Squares of Niles will be having an introduction to Square Dancing, held at the Niles (Scope) Center (14 E. State St. Niles, Ohio.) on Sept 3rd at 7:00pm. For more information about this night call (330)506-3370

Dance Lessons
Sept 4
Have you ever wanted to learn to dance but were afraid you couldn’t because you don’t have a partner or rhythm? Come join the Ravenna Circulators and learn western style square dancing to the music of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and today’s hits. Lessons start Sept 4th from 7 – 9 pm at Brown Junior High School at the corner of Scranton St. and State Route 59 in Ravenna. (Across the street from Richardson Animal Hospital) For more information call Jan 330-297-0864 or Chris at 330-425-8722

Talent Showcase
Sept 6-8
The Mantua Potato Festival is hosting a “Talent Showcase” at this year’s festival. We are looking for musicians, singers and comedians to perform. If interested in participating please contact Lisa at 330-554-7187. We are looking for Grand Marshals and Royalty from the past festivals to participate in our Grand Parade. We need you to contact Elaine at 330-274-8019. This year’s festival will be held Sept 6th, 7th and 8th.

The “New” First Church of God
Sept 7
Are you looking for a new and unique church experience? The First Church of God of Windham is restarting with a different format and a new church plant type of experience. If you would like to be a part of forming the “new” First Church of God they will be moving all activities including planning, small group Bible studies, free meals and other outreach events to Saturday. The new format will begin Sept 7th with their monthly free dinner at 5pm. They will again have a cookout style dinner with s’mores and discussion around the campfire. Everyone is welcome to attend and be a part of restarting this ministry to and for the Windham area. The church is located at 9016 N Main St in Windham. Weekly meetings and Bible studies will continue each Saturday evening at 5pm at the pastor’s home next to the church. If you have any questions or would like more information call 330-671-1426

Monthly Dance
Sept 7
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will be having their monthly dance from 7:30-10:30 at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 W. Avenue in Tallmadge on Sept 7th. Open to public. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members.

Mantua Potato Stomp
Sept 7
35th Annual Mantua Potato Stomp will be Sept 7th. New this year a 3.5 mile fun run in honor of 35th anniversary! A distance for everyone! 1 mile fun run at 8:30 am and 3.5 mile and 9 mile at 9 am. Starts at Crestwood High School, ends at Village Park and the Potato Festival. Online registration available at www.active.com Potato Stomp, 35th annual. Info at festival website www.mantuapotatofestival.com

Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 8
Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Sept 8th at Saint Mary’s social hall, 120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls, from 12-3pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Carry outs available. Adults:$7.00, Children:$3.00(6-11), and 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

Book & Silent Auction
Sept 12
Burton Public Library Book & Art Silent Auction will be held, Sept 12th, Preview 12-6 p.m. with Silent Auction from 6-8 p.m. Items include; vintage books, prints and original art. Refreshments will be served

Volunteers Needed
Sept 12
Volunteers Needed: Geauga Co. Job and Family Services are looking for caring, motivated adults who would like to make a difference in a child’s life. The Volunteer Tutoring program matches volunteers with local elementary students who need help in basic reading and math. Volunteers will be required to attend training at Geauga Co. Job and Family Services and complete a criminal background check. The training will take place on Sept 12th at 9 am. Please contact Sara Shininger, Community Support/Volunteer Coordinator for Geauga Co. JFS at 440-285-9141, ext. 1263 to register or for more information.

Portage County Gardeners Workshop
Sept 14
Portage County Gardeners is hosting a Saturday workshop; open to the public, on Sept 14th at 10:00 am at their Center located at, 5154 S. Prospect St. (Rt. 44) in Rootstown. Participants, using a special pen, will create a work of art by connecting lines and space. The cost of this “Tangled” workshop is $25.00 and is limited to 25 people. Please call Helena Parry at 330-673-0577 to sign up and prepay. The instructor is Linda May.

All Mustang Car Show
Sept 15
The Northeastern Ohio Mustang Club will hold its 5th Annual All Mustang Car Show on Sept 15 at Montrose Ford in Akron from 10am-3pm, rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the Copley Fire and Rescue Association and the Warrior’s Journey Home Ministry. The cost to enter your Mustang is $10 with 18 classes and best of show to be judged. Admission is free to public. For more info visit www.NEOMUSTANG.com

Singing Weavers
Sept 15
The Singing Weavers will be making an appearance at First Congregational Church of Freedom on Sept 15th at 10:30 am. All are welcome to attend! The church is located at St. Rt. 303 & St. Rt. 88.

“Basketful of Broken Dishes”
Sept 17
“Basketful of Broken Dishes” Sept 17, at 6:30 p.m. Author Naomi Stutzman shares her family’s story of leaving their Geauga County Amish heritage. Signed copies will be available for $10. Please call (440) 834-4466 for more info.

Garfield Alumni Banquet
Sept 21
Payment and reservations for the 8th Annual Garfield Alumni Banquet are due by Sept 2, 2013. Postcards were mailed out earlier this summer for the upcoming event. The banquet will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School beginning at 5 p.m. Cost for this event is $18 per person.Classes to be recognized are 1953, 1963, 1973 and 1983. For additional information please contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts at (330) 309-2734.

Seed Starting & Plant Propagation
Sept 21
Save money and have a beautiful garden. Let Master Gardener Barb Begam take you through the steps of choosing seeds and knowing when and how to sow them successfully to produce healthy mature plants. Class will be held Sept 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m While walk-ins are welcome, early registration and payment for this popular class is appreciated. Light refreshments, handouts and cuttings included. Registration fee of $15. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon Troy Road, Burton 44021. View updates and a list of MG class offerings: geauga.osu.edu/

Swap Meet
Sept 21
Come one, come all to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Penn-Ohio Wooden Money Collectors on Sept 21 from 10am-4pm at the Huntsburg Community Center, 12406 Madison Rd in Huntsburg. Free admission, free refreshments, door prizes and raffles.

Hubs Square Dance Club
Sept 23
Fun + Friendship + Fitness! That’s Western Style Square Dancing. The Hubs Square Dance Club is now accepting reservations for new dancers. Beginner Dances, with the first night free, will begin on Sept. 23 at Bainbridge Community Church, RT. 306, just south of Rt. 422 beginning at 7 pm. The Hubs Square Dance Club has been dancing since 1970 and invite all ages to participate in square dancing. Get out of the Rut! It really is exercise set to music! Our very experienced caller will have you dancing the first night. Come, bring your spouse, give it a try and make new friends. To register or for more information call; 440-241-2309 or 330-562-8719.

St Edward Church Open House
Sept 25
Open House at Saint Edward Church, 165150 Center St in Parkman and St. Lucy Mission, 16280 East High St in Middlefield will be Sept 29th from noon-5pm

Winter Craft Festival
December 7
The Portage County Gardeners’ Herb Society is seeking talented crafters and artisans to participate in a Winter Craft Festival on December 7th at the Gardeners’ Center in Rootstown. The fee for a table is $20.00. Please contact Marilyn Tyger at (330-348-6089) or Helena Parry at (330-673-0577) to reserve your space.

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Praise and Worship Service
Saturdays
Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7pm. The church is located at the town center on SR 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us!

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Praise and Worship Service
Saturdays
Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7pm. The church is located at the town center on SR 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us!

$10,000 Give Away!
Now!
Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is having a raffle and if all 200 tickets are sold, one winner will have a choice of $10,000, a trip to St. Andrews, Scotland or a trip to the Hawaiian Islands! In the event that all 200 tickets are not sold, a straight 50/50 drawing will be implemented. Tickets are $100 and only 200 tickets will be sold, much better odds than winning the lottery. Plus you will be supporting the Big Brothers Big Sisters one-to-one mentoring program. Buy a ticket yourself or get together with a group of friends. But don’t wait! To purchase your ticket call the Big Brothers & Sisters office at 330-296-6655. Cash, check and credit cards accepted.
Crestwood Raffle Fundraiser
Now – Aug 30
The Crestwood Band Patrons and Scarlet Guard Marching Band are holding a raffle fundraiser.  The winning numbers will be drawn during the first CHS home football game on Aug 30th – Winner need not be present to claim prize. Tickets are $10 each.  To support the band and a chance to win 1 of five $500 prizes, contact a band member or Larisa Catcott at (330) 322-3606.

Newton Falls Chili Cook off Call for Cookers
Now – Sept 18th
Do you make the best chili in Northeast Ohio? The 24th Annual Chili Cook Off will be October 5th and registration for cookers is now open! Entry fee is $50 per team and the top prize is $500 (plus bragging rights)! Applications are also being accepted for vendor table spaces. For more information and Cook Off rules, call Julie (330) 240-9268 or Patty (330) 872-7641 or visit www.nffa44444.com. Deadline for entry is Sept 18th.
Hiram College Water Dogs Signups
Register NOW
On Sunday afternoons from:  2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm there will be swim lessons for all levels, all hours. Lessons are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of free time at the end. Sept 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, and October 6th. Cost is $50.00 per Child for all 5 lessons for ages 4 years and older. Sign-ups will be Sept 7th, from 2:30-5:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. Register online – Deadline to register Sept 6th.  www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons.  Questions? Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343

Summer Music Concert
Aug 9th
The James A Garfield Music Department will be hosting an instrumental concert on, Aug 9th at 7 pm in the Iva Walker Auditorium at the high school. The performance will feature students in grades 6-8, following our week long summer music camp.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Come see and hear the tremendous accomplishments of these students!

Fish Dinner
Aug 9
Garrettsville Eagles #2705 will be having a Fish Dinner from 4-7:30 pm on Aug 9th. Cost is $8.50 per person. Public Welcome!

Arts In The Park
Aug 10
Lots of Family Fun at the 3rd Annual Arts In The Park in Newton Falls! Looking for a fun, free event to take your family to this summer? Head to beautiful Veteran’s Park, located on SR 534 in Newton Falls, for the 3rd Annual Arts in the Park! This spectacular celebration of the arts, which will be held on, Aug 10 from 11am until 3pm, gives you and your family the opportunity to admire and buy unique artwork, create your own artwork, listen to local musicians, and much more. Visit www.NewtonFallsArts.com or see Facebook “Newton Falls Arts In The Park”.

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic
Aug 10
Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 2-5pm at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Road Pavilion, in Middlefield on, Aug 10th.  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.

GI Get Together
Aug 10
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton- Middlefield GI get together will be Aug 10th from 8am – noon at the Legion home on Goodwin St. Event is free to all Vets – coffee and donuts will be served. Call BO (440) 834-8764 for details.

Luau at Harvest Point
Aug 10
Harvest Point Church, 6100 Tod Ave., Unit 4, Lordstown, Ohio, will be holding their 4th Annual Luau on Aug 10th from noon- 3 pm at Central Park in Lordstown.  The park is located at the intersection of Tod Ave. and Salt Springs Rd.  This year’s event will include a Farmer’s Market, baked goods, family pictures, door prizes, various games and foods as well as haircuts for school age children by a licensed beautician.  All of this and so much more and it is all FREE!!!

Memorial Golf Outing
Aug 10
Sugar Bush Golf Course will be the site of the First Annual Jeremy Collins Foundation Memorial Golf Outing, Aug 10th.  The event is open to the public and is in support of offering scholarship funds to some of the hard-working, involved, “good kid” students who may have a lot of potential but “slip through the cracks” on their way to their dreams.  Contact a Collins (Mitch, Tom, Chuck, Patty, Tina–there’s a bunch of them–or Jessica Kohler at the Charles Auto Family) for more information or to sign up to sponsor a hole.

Mission Trip Presentation
Aug 11
On Aug 11th at Hiram Christian Church, high school youth from CYF United will be speaking in worship about their experiences in Atlantic City in June on their mission trip.
Muzzle Loader Shoot
Aug 11
On Aug 11th, a muzzle loader shoot is being held at Salem Hunting Club.  The range opens at 10am and the event begins at noon. Salem Hunting Club is located at 549 Indiana Ave. in Salem, Ohio. For additional information about the club’s activities, please call (330) 332-9847 or visit www.salemhuntingclub.com.

Barnhisel Open House
Aug 11 & 25
There will be two Open Houses at the Barnhisel on the second and fourth Sunday in Aug; The Open Houses on Aug 11th and 25th. They are free to the public with donations accepted. Costumed guides will lead visitors through the home that houses a variety of historical items from the area. The historical Barnhisel House is located at 1011 N. State St., Girard and is open May through December on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 1-4 pm with special tours  available by appointment. Call 330-545-6162 or 330-545-6559 for more information.

Outdoor Worship
Aug 11
Join Windham United Methodist Church at 9051 N. Main St. Windham, for outdoor worship, Aug 11th at 10 am.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and stay after church for a potluck.  Worshipping outdoors has a special energy and accompanying worship is local boy Cullen Davis.  Cullen was one of this year’s Garrettsville Idol contestants.

Room Mothers’ Luncheon
Aug 13
The Freedom Township School Room Mothers’ 2013 Luncheon will be at noon on Aug 13th at the Freedom Township Hall. All room mothers and mothers who have fond memories of their child’s school years at the Freedom School are invited along with their guests. Those attending should bring a dish to share with serving utensil and their own table service. Meat, rolls and beverage will be furnished.

Senior Moments Picnic
Aug 15
You are invited to a 50 and over picnic at New Hope Baptist Church – 9809 E. Center St in Windham on Aug 15th from 6-8pm. Hamburgers, hot dogs, macaroni salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, and watermelon will be served – free to all 50 and older – We hope to see you there!

Trash & Treasure Sale
Aug 15-17
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” Parkman Congregational Church, 18165 Main Street (State Route 528) Parkman. Aug 15th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Aug 16th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Aug 17th 8 a.m. – 12 noon (everything half price)12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. (everything free!!) The lunch stand will be open daily!

Trunk Sale
Aug 16 & 17
The First Church of God in Newton Falls is sponsoring a “trunk sale” during the community-wide garage sale on Aug 16th and 17th.  The sale will be set up in the parking lot at the corner of Ridge Road and Broad Street (great exposure).  The cost for a spot is $10.00.  To reserve a spot call the church at 330-872-7911.  There will also be a food stand with bratwurst sandwiches, walking tacos and other food items.

NF Community Yard Sale
Aug 16-18
During the Newton Falls Community-wide Yard Sale Aug 16-18th from 9-5 each day, the Senior Community of Newton Commons, Village & Manor will be having a yard sale at the community room near the office. People of these buildings will be able to have a table in that room, because the room is so small. No permit is needed. Tables are free and first come first serve. Follow signs and if you want to participate and to reserve your table, please call Delyte at: 330.872.4063

Garrettsville Library’s “Under The Sea” Tea Party
Aug 17
The Garrettsville Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library system, invites boys and girls from preschool to third grade to an “Under The Sea” Tea Party on Saturday, Aug 17 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. Come dressed in your fiercest pirate outfit or your most spectacular “under the sea” princess dress. We’ll have crafts, stories, and prizes. Followed by refreshments of homemade cupcakes and punch served in the library’s beautifully decorated Captain’s lounge. Registration is required as there’s a limit of 25 children. There is no cost to attend this program. Call 330-527-4378 to register today.

Annual Steak Roast
Aug 17
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton- Middlefield Annual Steak Roast at the Legion Home on Goodwin St. will be Aug 17th from 6-8pm. Cost is $17.00 presale from any post member and $21.00 at the door. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for more info.

Cowboy Action Shoot
Aug 17
A Cowboy Action Shoot takes place on Aug 17th at Salem Hunting Club.  The safety meeting starts at 9:00am with the shoot to immediately follow.  Salem Hunting Club is located at 549 Indiana Ave. in Salem, Ohio. For additional information about the club’s activities, please call (330) 332-9847 or visit www.salemhuntingclub.com.

17th Annual Big Game Banquet
Aug 17
The Lake Erie Chapter of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold its annual Big Game Banquet on Aug 17th in Chardon. RMEF is dedicated to ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Local chapters raise funds that assist land and wildlife conservation and hunting outreach efforts in Ohio and around the country. For information call 440-667-6287 or 440-655-1234. You can purchase your tickets at https://events.rmef.org/shop.aspx?eid=0407130

Concealed Carry Class
Aug 18
On Aug 18th, certified National Rifle Association Instructors are teaching a one day concealed carry class for students with any level of experience at Salem Hunting Club. Pre-registration is required. Hunting Club is located at 549 Indiana Ave. in Salem, Ohio. For additional information about the club’s activities, please call (330) 332-9847 or visit www.salemhuntingclub.com.

2nd Annual Community Fall Sports Pep Rally
Aug 18
2nd Annual Community Fall Sports Pep Rally – Sponsored by Crestwood All Sports Boosters (CASB) will be Aug 18th at 7pm at the Jack Lambert Stadium at Crestwood High School. All parents, grandparents, friends and community members are invited to attend this free event to recognize all Crestwood High School and Middle School teams as well as the youth teams in our community. The High School coaches (Football, Soccer, Cross Country, Volleyball, Golf and Girls Tennis) will be introduced and speak briefly about their program and upcoming 2013/14 season. We hope to see you there! Questions  – call (330)204-2635

Free School Supplies
Aug 22
If your child/ children go to James A. Garfield Schools and you need help with school supplies, People Tree will be giving them out on Aug 22nd. To register your children call 33-527-4097 or 330-527-2408. Each child has to be registered to get school supplies.

Community Appreciaton Night At Burton Public Library
Aug 22
The community is cordially invited to Burton Public Library’s “Community Appreciation Night” on Thursday, Aug 22 at 7:00 p.m.    Bring a lawn chair to the library’s Reading Garden and enjoy refreshments, prizes and a free concert by West African drummer and dancer Sogbety Diomande.    Get a glimpse of the Ivory Coast with drumming, dance, colorful costumes, musical instruments, rhythms and songs.  Please join us for a fun evening.    Burton Public Library is located at 14588 W. Park Street, on the square in Burton Village.  The phone is 440-834-4466

2nd Annual Golf Outing
Aug 23
The 2nd Annual Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is Aug 23rd at Grandview Golf Course.  Foursomes, scramble format, skins, proximity games, prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places, lunch at the turn, dinner after golf.  The Chamber is non-profit and all proceeds will go directly to the School Safety Program.  Call the Chamber to register or to sponsor on different levels.  440-632-5705 or mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.

“Cops and Kids Fishing Day”
Aug 24
Join the Hiram Police Department for the annual Cops and Kids Fishing Day on Aug 24th from 9 am – 2 pm.  Location Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Road Hiram. COME JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED DAY!       Meet  your Hiram Police Dept. Members. Fun, Food, Prizes, and Community Togetherness

Feed the Team Fundraiser
Aug 24
Attention G-Men Family and Fans! Feed the Team Fundraiser – Scotch Doubles will be Aug 24th at 9pm at SkyLane Bowling Alley. $20 a person – $40 a couple, prices include bowling, pizza and beer. There will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Come help support your GHS Football Team! If you have questions or would like to get involved, call: Sue Chambers 330-352-2193
The BEST Spaghetti Lunch
Aug 25
The BEST spaghetti lunch will be held at  St. Nicholas Orthodox Church on Sunday August 25th 11:30am to 2:00pm. Lunch includes spaghetti & meatballs, fresh salad, Italian bread,dessert and beverage. Takeout available!
Purchase tickets at the door
Adult: $7.00 (3 meatballs with meal) Child: $4.00 (2 meatballs with meal) Extra meatballs .50 each.  The church is located on  North Road, Warren Ohio

JA Garfield Retirees Luncheon
Aug 26
The 10th annual James A. Garfield Retirees luncheon will be August 26th at 12 noon at Roby Lee’s in Newton Falls. Please contact Paula 330-296-6544 to reserve a seat.

Post 459 at Geauga County Fair
Aug 29-Sept 2
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton- Middlefield will have a display at the Geauga County Fair – Aug 29th thru Sept 2nd. Come to our tent by the “Big Tank” behind the milking counter. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for details.

Hiram Police Hot Rod Car Show
Aug 31
Hot Rod Cars, Trucks, Food, Music, Trophies and Family Fun!
No Registration Fee, Donations accepted to benefit “SHOP WITH A COP” Program!  Show will be held on August 31st,  9am-2pm  on Hayden and Dean Streets, Hiram Village. More information: Rick Patrick (330) 687-9637

Parents without Partners Picnic
Sept 2
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will be having a picnic from 12 noon until? At the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House pavilion, 109 W. Avenue in Tallmadge. Members as well as non-members are invited to attend. Please bring a covered dish to pass.

Dance Lessons
Sept 4
Have you ever wanted to learn to dance but were afraid you couldn’t because you don’t have a partner or rhythm? Come join the Ravenna Circulators and learn western style square dancing to the music of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and today’s hits. Lessons start Sept 4th from 7 – 9 pm at Brown Junior High School at the corner of Scranton St. and State Route 59 in Ravenna.  (Across the street from Richardson Animal Hospital) For more information call Jan 330-297-0864 or Chris at 330-425-8722

Talent Showcase
Sept 6-8
The Mantua Potato Festival is hosting a “Talent Showcase” at this year’s festival. We are looking for musicians, singers and comedians to perform. If interested in participating please contact Lisa at 330-554-7187. We are looking for Grand Marshals and Royalty from the past festivals to participate in our Grand Parade. We need you to contact Elaine at 330-274-8019. This year’s festival will be held Sept 6th, 7th and 8th.

Monthly Dance
Sept 7
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will be having their monthly dance from 7:30-10:30 at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 W. Avenue in Tallmadge on Sept 7th. Open to public. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members.

Volunteers Needed
Sept 12
Volunteers Needed: Geauga Co. Job and Family Services are looking for caring, motivated adults who would like to make a difference in a child’s life. The Volunteer Tutoring program matches volunteers with local elementary students who need help in basic reading and math. Volunteers will be required to attend training at Geauga Co. Job and Family Services and complete a criminal background check. The training will take place on Sept 12th at 9 am. Please contact Sara Shininger, Community Support/Volunteer Coordinator for Geauga Co. JFS at 440-285-9141, ext. 1263 to register or for more information.

Portage County Gardeners Workshop
Sept 14
Portage County Gardeners is hosting a Saturday workshop; open to the public, on Sept 14th at 10:00 am at their Center located at, 5154 S. Prospect St. (Rt. 44) in Rootstown. Participants, using a special pen, will create a work of art by connecting lines and space. The cost of this “Tangled” workshop is $25.00 and is limited to 25 people. Please call Helena Parry at 330-673-0577 to sign up and prepay. The instructor is Linda May.

Swap Meet
Sept 21
Come one, come all  to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Penn-Ohio Wooden Money Collectors on Sept 21 from 10am-4pm at the Huntsburg Community Center, 12406 Madison Rd in Huntsburg. Free admission, free refreshments, door prizes and raffles.

Winter Craft Festival
December 7
The Portage County Gardeners’ Herb Society is seeking talented crafters and artisans to participate in a Winter Craft Festival on December 7th at the Gardeners’ Center in Rootstown. The fee for a table is $20.00. Please contact Marilyn Tyger at (330-348-6089) or Helena Parry at (330-673-0577) to reserve your space.

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Bainbridge Swing Dance
Aug 2
Blues DeVille will be playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on Aug 2nd at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Blues DeVille is known for playingBlues, Swing, Old Soul, even a little Zydeco. Dance lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

The Longshot
Aug 2
The Longshot will perform from 7-10pm at Newton Falls City Park – Jaycee Pavilion Intersection of Center Street & Quarry Street on Aug 2nd

Community Yard Sale Days
Aug 2 & 3
North Jackson Citizens Association’s Community-wide Yard Sales Days will be Aug 2nd and 3rd starting at 9am. Maps to locate 150 addresses will be available the morning of the sales at 11349 W. Mahoning Ave. where there is free parking and at businesses.

Free Meal
Aug 3
First Church of God of Windham, 9016 N Main St, will host their monthly free meal, August 3 from 5-7pm.  This month’s dinner will be a cookout on the church property and will include a s’mores night with a fire; everyone can cook and make their own s’mores.  All food items will be provided and everyone is welcome to attend.  For questions call 330-671-1426

Taco Supper & Monthly Dance
Aug 3
On August 3rd Portage County Chapter #600 Parents Without Partners will have a taco supper from 6:30-7:30pm and its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Avenue in Tallmadge. Event is open to the public and nonmembers are invited to join the PWP members to celebrate the “Fiesta Night” dance theme. The cost for the dance is $6 per person for members and $8 for nonmembers. The cost for the taco supper is $5 per person. For reservations and information please call Mary 330-571-3801 or Warrine 330-322-9551

Annual Trunk Sale
Aug 3
The Third Annual Trunk Sale will be held on August 3rd from 9am to 1pm at Harrington Square in Cortland Banks parking lot area, in Middlefield, between McDonalds and Wal-Mart.  Free to shoppers.  There will be “Fair Food” at the Trunk Sale, as well as all the regular lunch, snacks and restaurants right there.  Come and find your treasures here.  If you would like to be a vendor, call the Middlefield Chamber for info at 440-632-5705 or emailmccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.  Spaces are $20 each or two spaces for $35.  Rain or shine event.  The Chamber is non-profit and proceeds will go to School Safety Program and other community projects.

Alumni Soccer Game
Aug 3
The Crestwood High School Boys Soccer Team will be hosting their annual Alumni Soccer Game on August 3rd @ 6:00 pm at the Bowen Rd. field (11256 Bowen Rd in Mantua).  All Crestwood Boys Soccer Alumni are invited to play.  The cost is $10.00 & includes T-shirt & picnic hosted by the current Crestwood boys’ team and families following the game. For additional details, please contact Jason @ (330)283-1682 or Ruth @ (330)204-2635.

Free Youth Archery Clinic
Aug 3
The Eagle Creek Conservation Club will be conducting a Free Youth Archery Clinic August 3rd. The event will take place at the club property located at 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430. The event is free and open to all children ages 6 to 15. Doors open at 8:30am for registration and the fun will start at approximately 9am. This program is designed to help foster children’s interest in archery and provide a basic knowledge of the sport. All youth archers will be taught basic safety and shooting techniques. All equipment needed for the day is provided by the club. Come out and join us for some fun. Call Jim Starkey (330) 357-6316 or go to eaglecreekconservationclub.com for more information.

Sweet Corn Festival
Aug 3 & 4
Kent Lions Club 6th Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Beckwith Orchard 1617 Lake Rockwell Rd from Noon – 5pm on Aug 3rd & 4th.  Ear-resistable fun for all ages.  Hot Dogs, sausage sandwiches, peach and apple pie, boiled sweet corn, & ice cream available for purchase.  Live entertainment, free trolley rides, face painting, clown, and craft vendors.  Proceeds fund Lions Sight Projects

Free School Supply Giveaway
Aug 4
Newton Falls American Legion is hosting a Free School Supply Giveaway – while supplies last –on August 4th from 3-4pm. Children must be present. Legion is located at 2025 East River Rd. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach in co-operation with Newton Falls American Legion.

Tennis Camp
Aug 5-8
Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held August 5 to 8 (rain date is August 9). From 8:30-10:30am for ages 5 to 15 years. Fee is $27.00 for city taxpayers and $32.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is August 2. After August 2 there is a $10 late fee. For more information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us

VBS
Aug 5-9
The Newton Falls First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St. will hold “Kingdom Rock” Vacation Bible School August 5th-9th from 6-8:30pm. Ages 3 years to 6th grade welcome. Pre-registration forms are available at the church office.

Crestwood Primary Offers Summer Safety Town Program
Aug 5-9
Crestwood Primary School (CPS), in conjunction with their PTO, is offering Safety Town for Fall 2013 kindergarteners. The program will run from August 5 – 9 at CPS from 9 – 11:30 am and will cover fire, bus, playground safety, stranger awareness and other important topics to help your child learn to stay safe. Register by July 1 at a reduced rate of $25 per child. If space allows, late registration will be taken on August 5 at a cost of $35 per child. For more information, call (330) 931-0568 or email crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com

Summer Music Camp
Aug 5 – 9
The Garfield band department is again offering its summer music camp for all band students entering 6th through 8th grade.  The camp is August 5-9 and the students will perform a concert on August 9th at 7pm.  The cost of the camp is $35 and includes a t-shirt and a pizza party. Registrations will be accepted until August 1st.  Please mail your payment (checks made to Garfield Band Boosters) along with the students name, instrument and shirt size to Garfield Band Boosters 10233 SR 88 Garrettsviile, Ohio 44231.

Chicken Dinner
Aug 7
The Southington UMC, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington, will be holding a Chicken Dinner on August 7th from 3:30-6pm. The menu includes ¼ chicken, escalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, and homemade desserts – Cost is $8.00 for adults. Children’s meal with chicken tenders – ages 4 thru 10 – cost is $4.00. Children 3 and under eat free. Carry outs will be available – call (330) 898-2156 and they will be ready for pick up.

Community Center Activities
Aug 7
Starting August 7 we hope to have the Mantua Center School cafeteria wing open for community center activities every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm.  There will be a potluck lunch at noon, cards and board games to play, a jigsaw puzzle to assemble.  We’re open to suggestions for additional activities.  You don’t have to be a township resident or a senior to participate.  All are welcome, including supervised children.  Bring a friend or make a new one.

Vacation Bible School
Aug 8-10
“The Colossal Coaster World” at Southington Baptist Church, North on Rt. 534 from Southington Center. August 8th & 9th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and August 10th from 10 to 5pm. For children of all ages. Come and enjoy a day of learning about Jesus and having fun.

GI Get Together
Aug 10
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton- Middlefield GI get together will be August 10th from 8am – noon at the Legion home on Goodwin St. Event is free to all Vets – coffee and donuts will be served. Call BO (440) 834-8764 for details.

Arts In The Park
Aug 10
Lots of Family Fun at the 3rd Annual Arts In The Park in Newton Falls! Looking for a fun, free event to take your family to this summer? Head to beautiful Veteran’s Park, located on SR 534 in Newton Falls, for the 3rd Annual Arts in the Park! This spectacular celebration of the arts, which will be held on, August 10 from 11am until 3pm, gives you and your family the opportunity to admire and buy unique artwork, create your own artwork, listen to local musicians, and much more. If you are a local artist who would like to display and sell your artwork, this is the event for you! Contact Jamie at: jamie@ndcis.com  or call 330-872-0597 for information on how to register. Visit www.NewtonFallsArts.com or see Facebook “Newton Falls Arts In The Park”.

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic
Aug 10
Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 2-5pm at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Road Pavilion, in Middlefield on, August 10th.  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.

Luau at Harvest Point
Aug 10
Harvest Point Church, 6100 Tod Ave., Unit 4, Lordstown, Ohio, will be holding their 4th Annual Luau on August 10th from noon- 3 pm at Central Park in Lordstown.  The park is located at the intersection of Tod Ave. and Salt Springs Rd.  This year’s event will include a Farmer’s Market, baked goods, family pictures, door prizes, various games and foods as well as haircuts for school age children by a licensed beautician.  All of this and so much more and it is all FREE!!!

Memorial Golf Outing
Aug 10
Sugar Bush Golf Course will be the site of the First Annual Jeremy Collins Foundation Memorial Golf Outing, August 10th.  The event is open to the public and is in support of offering scholarship funds to some of the hard-working, involved, “good kid” students who may have a lot of potential but “slip through the cracks” on their way to their dreams.  Contact a Collins (Mitch, Tom, Chuck, Patty, Tina–there’s a bunch of them–or Jessica Kohler at the Charles Auto Family) for more information or to sign up to sponsor a hole.

Outdoor Worship
Aug 11
Join Windham United Methodist Church at 9051 N. Main St. Windham, for outdoor worship, August 11th at 10 am.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and stay after church for a potluck.  Worshipping outdoors has a special energy and accompanying worship is local boy Cullen Davis.  Cullen was one of this year’s Garrettsville Idol contestants.

Room Mothers’ Luncheon
Aug 13
The Freedom Township School Room Mothers’ 2013 Luncheon will be at noon on August 13th at the Freedom Township Hall. All room mothers and mothers who have fond memories of their child’s school years at the Freedom School are invited along with their guests. Those attending should bring a dish to share with serving utensil and their own table service. Meat, rolls and beverage will be furnished.

Trash & Treasure Sale
Aug 15-17
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” Parkman Congregational Church, 18165 Main Street (State Route 528) Parkman. August 15th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., August 16th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., August 17th 8 a.m. – 12 noon (everything half price)12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. (everything free!!) The lunch stand will be open daily!
Trunk Sale
Aug 16 & 17
The First Church of God in Newton Falls is sponsoring a “trunk sale” during the community-wide garage sale on August 16th and 17th.  The sale will be set up in the parking lot at the corner of Ridge Road and Broad Street (great exposure).  The cost for a spot is $10.00.  To reserve a spot call the church at 330-872-7911.  There will also be a food stand with bratwurst sandwiches, walking tacos and other food items.

NF Community Yard Sale
Aug 16-18
During the Newton Falls Community-wide Yard Sale August 16-18th from 9-5 each day, the Senior Community of Newton Commons, Village & Manor will be having a yard sale at the community room near the office. People of these buildings will be able to have a table in that room, because the room is so small. No permit is needed. Tables are free and first come first serve. Follow signs and if you want to participate and to reserve your table, please call Delyte at: 330.872.4063

Annual Steak Roast
Aug 17
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton- Middlefield Annual Steak Roast at the Legion Home on Goodwin St. will be August 17th from 6-8pm. Cost is $17.00 presale from any post member and $21.00 at the door. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for more info.

17th Annual Big Game Banquet
Aug 17
The Lake Erie Chapter of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold its annual Big Game Banquet on August 17th in Chardon. RMEF is dedicated to ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Local chapters raise funds that assist land and wildlife conservation and hunting outreach efforts in Ohio and around the country. For information call 440-667-6287 or 440-655-1234. You can purchase your tickets at https://events.rmef.org/shop.aspx?eid=0407130

2nd Annual Golf Outing
Aug 23
The 2nd Annual Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is August 23rd at Grandview Golf Course.  Foursomes, scramble format, skins, proximity games, prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places, lunch at the turn, dinner after golf.  The Chamber is non-profit and all proceeds will go directly to the School Safety Program.  Call the Chamber to register or to sponsor on different levels.  440-632-5705 or mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.

Post 459 at Geauga County Fair
Aug 29-Sept 2
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton- Middlefield will have a display at the Geauga County Fair – August 29th thru September 2nd. Come to our tent by the “Big Tank” behind the milking counter. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for details.
Dance Lessons
Sept 4
Have you ever wanted to learn to dance but were afraid you couldn’t because you don’t have a partner or rhythm? Come join the Ravenna Circulators and learn western style square dancing to the music of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and today’s hits. Lessons start September 4th from 7 – 9 pm at Brown Junior High School at the corner of Scranton St. and State Route 59 in Ravenna.  (Across the street from Richardson Animal Hospital) For more information call Jan 330-297-0864 or Chris at 330-425-8722

Swap Meet
Sept 21
Come one, come all  to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Penn-Ohio Wooden Money Collectors on September 21 from 10am-4pm at the Huntsburg Community Center, 12406 Madison Rd in Huntsburg. Free admission, free refreshments, door prizes and raffles.

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The 12th Annual Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run will take place on Saturday, August 3rd.

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 and the Special Needs Program at James A Garfield.

Call Jamie Cain @330-221-6338 or Tom Myers @ 330-646-5797

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Picnic in the Park
Thursdays
No school, no lunch?  Hilltop Christian Church can help! This summer one day of each week we will be serving lunch at the Mantua Village Park.  Picnic in the park is free & open to all, kids and adults.  Serving Thursdays  through August 1st. Serving times are 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Play in the park and have lunch too!  See you there!

Praise and Worship Service
Saturdays
Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us!

Hiram College Nature Camps
Call today!
For information on Hiram College Nature Camps, email sorrickmw@hiram.edu or call 330.569.6003

Soccer Sign Ups
July 26
Garrettsville Soccer Signups will be July 20th from 11am-1pm and July 26th from 4:30-6:30pm at Garrettsville Village Hall. Ages 4-8. Cost is $30

Tommy’s Back In Town
July 26
Tommy’s back in town, Tommy’s back in town and he’s cooking turkey with all the trimmings, July 26th at the Renaissance Center in Windham from 5-6:30pm

FREE Showing of “Carbon Nation”
July 26
In the inspiring, non-partisan documentary “Carbon Nation,” experts show how our growing energy needs can be met with environmentally safe, sustainable “green” energy.  In Ohio, this industry already employs thousands and is affordable.  Ohio State Univ. saves $1million per year by buying 25% of the campus’s electricity from Ohio’s largest wind farm! (Columbus Dispatch, 1/28/13.)  The event is sponsored by Sierra Club & Don’tFrackOH.org. Please join us at 7:00pm, July 26, at the First Congregational Church,266 South Chestnut Street, Ravenna, OH 44266.

G-Men Football Golf Scramble
July 26
Help support the G-Men! 4-Person 18-Hole Golf Scramble will be held Friday, July 26 at Sugarbush Golf Course.  $90 per person / $360 per team. Includes catered dinner and prizes. $400 cash prize for lowest score. Hole sponsorship available $100. To register or for more info call Aaron 330-524-2646 or Head Coach Mike Moser 330-472-0325

God Provides a Free Meal
July 26
God Provides a Free Meal July 26th from 4-6pm at Nelson Methodist Church. Dinner will include; Macaroni and beef, vegetables, roll and cake.

Marching Pride Premier Night
July 26
The James A Garfield Marching Pride will end band camp week with Premier Night on July 26th at 7 pm.  The event will be at the high school football field and is free and open to the public.  Join us for a sneak peek of the band’s pregame and halftime shows!

Calling All Regional Artist
July 26 & 27
Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren announces that it will be accepting entries for its 49th TAG Annual Juried Exhibition on July 26th & 27th from noon to 4 pm. The show will open with a reception, open to the public August 3rd from 7-9 pm, with awards announced at 8 pm. Last day to see both shows will be August 23rd, earlier than stated on the entry form, because TAG will be relocating to Park Avenue on Courthouse Square beginning Sept. 1. Entry forms can be picked up at Trumbull Art Gallery, 198 E. Market in Warren, or downloaded from its website at www.trumbullartgallery.com. Questions may be referred to TAG at 330-395-4876, or to the curator, Karen Fry, at 330-652-0201.
Rummage Sale & Concert
July 26-28
Rummage Sale and Concert will be at Christ Covenant Church, Rte 87 in Middlefield, June 27th  from 9am-7pm and July 28th from 9am-3pm. Rummage Sale includes Bake Sale and Chinese Auction – Donations welcome. Also, during the event weekend at Christ Covenant, Praise Concert:  July 26th at 7pm Featuring “Spirit Bound” quartet and Gail Mangeri, Soloist. No admission fee, Benefit for Charity Children’s Ministries

Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event
July 27
Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event at Ravenna High School on July 27.  The day will include several educational sessions focusing on diabetic health, expert advice, free snacks, lunch, giveaways, and exhibitors with information.  Some of the topics will include: Obesity & Diabetes, Preventing long term complications, Diabetic Drugs, and Truth behind Diabetes and Your Feet. This year, a special guest will join the event.  Mr. Marcus Dupree, former NFL and AFL player.  Dupree will be on hand to share his journey with Type II diabetes. Please call 330.297.3456 to register for this one day event.  Registration is free but space is limited.  Call today!

Burton Library Public Book Sale
July 27
The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold two book sales in July, July 20 is a “Friends Only” preview sale from 9 a.m. until noon.  Annual Membership to the Friends of the Burton Public Library is just $5 for the year and may be purchased at this sale. The next book sale will be July 27 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. In addition to books, there are magazines, sheet music, puzzles, movies, CDs and more.  Burton Public Library is located at 14458 West Park Street, on the square in Burton Village.

Middlefield Summerfest Parade
July 27
American Legion Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will participate in the Middlefield Summerfest Parade on  July 27 at 11am. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for details

5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
July 27
2013 Run For Hope 5k & 1-Mile Fun Run / Walk at New Hope Christian Fellowship 11051 E. Washington St. Auburn, OH  44023.  Driveway entrance is off of Auburn Rd.  Run/ Walk will be held July 27 at 8am. 5K  $20 pre-registration, $25 race day registration, 1 Mile $10 registration. Proceeds to benefit Dominican Republic Mission Water Purification Plant Project. To register go to www.greaterclevelandxc.com

Free Movie & Popcorn
July 27
On July 27 from 3-5pm, the Windham Church of Christ, 9837 Wolf Rd, will host a free movie – Toy Story 3, on our new theater screen. All families are invited to attend. Hot dogs will be served after the movie and there will be games for the kids.

Free Workshop
July 27 & 28
Free workshops and training sessions about fracking, waste disposal injection wells, July 27 & 28th:  A series of free workshops and training sessions about fracking, waste disposal injection wells, legislation, and how it all affects Ohioans and what we can do:   First Congregational Church, Ravenna.  For details, watch for announcement next week or contact info@concernedcitizensohio.org.

Pancakes in the Park!
July 28
Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invites you on Sunday, July 28th for 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 2 mile walk/jog around Sunny Lake. Cost:  $6 adults, $4 kids 3-10 yrs., under 3 yrs. free!   Dog walkers  welcome!

Youth Soccer Practice
July 28
Calling all youth soccer players in grades 2 thru 8.  There will be soccer open fields from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on July 28th at the Brosius Road soccer fields.  Shin guards are required and bring a soccer ball and water bottle.  We will practice foot skills and go through different drills then play a game.  We are also looking for parents to help.  Contact Russell Thornton (russell61731@yahoo.com), Bob Finney (matrixprints@yahoo.com) or Brian Gorby (bgorby1@yahoo.com) with any questions.  Any person interested in running the Garrettsville youth soccer program please stop by or contact us.  We still have all the info needed to get the program running and have a few options to help.

Classic Car Show
July 28
Classic Car Show will be held on July 28th from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Hambden Congregational Church, 13840 G.A.R. Hwy Chardon, Oh (Hambden Township). Registration from 1-2pm. Free Event for the whole family! For more information call: Dorothy at 440-286-4655 or 11311vulcankd@roadrunner.com or Yvonne at 440-286-7270 or yvonnelandon@hotmail.com

Rally at Trumbull County Courthouse
July 29
Rally, July 29th at the Trumbull County Courthouse, Warren, OH. 11:30-6:00. Musicians, information about fracking, injection wells, activities for children: chalk drawing, crafts.  Local, state and national speakers: why Ohioans are concerned about fracking and its waste.

Love Reading Mysteries?
July 29
Love reading mysteries? Kent Free Library has a group for that! We’ll meet the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm in the 2nd floor meeting room. Next meeting will be July 29th with, “The Doctor Digs a Grave” by Robin Hathaway. The Library is located at 312 W. Main St.  Kent, Ohio 44240

Backyard Bible Camp
July 29 – Aug 2
A Backyard Bible Club will be held July 29th thru August 2nd from 6:30-8:30 pm in Newton Falls at the Everett Greathouse Playground in the East River Gardens neighborhood.  The event, sponsored by First Baptist Church of Newton Falls, is open to children ages 4 years old through 8th Grade and will include games, Bible stories, songs, crafts and snacks.  For further information please contact the church at (330) 872-7055.

Vacation Bible School
July 29- Aug 1
Vacation Bible School for preschool through Grade 6 will be held at the Burton Congregational Church beginning July 29 through August 1 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The theme is “Let’s Grow” and will explore Jesus’ parables of seeds and growing.  All children are welcome to attend for learning and fun.  The program will include songs, stories, games, crafts, and snacks. Burton Congregational Church is located at 14558 W. Park Street, the red church on the square in Burton Village.  Phone:  440-834-4495

Nature Explorers
July 29 – Aug 2
Exploring nature has never been so much fun. 8-10 year olds will explore the slimy, smelly, wet and dirty parts of ecosystems as they hike, crawl, wade and slog through forests, fields, ponds and streams, July 29th – August 2nd from 9am-3:30pm. For information on Hiram College Nature Camps, email sorrickmw@hiram.edu or call 330.569.6003

Half-Day Hikers Nature Camp
July 29-Aug 2
A variety of sensory and creative explorations in nature awaits these 5-7 year olds. This adventure will stimulate your child’s curiosity as they learn about the wonders of the natural world, July 29th – August 2nd from 9am-noon. For information on Hiram College Nature Camps, email sorrickmw@hiram.edu or call 330.569.6003

BioBuddies Nature Camp
July 29-Aug 2
Specifically for preschoolers (ages 3 & 4) and an adult, BioBuddies will explore nature as young children see it…new & exciting. Each day will be a different adventure full of learning, fun and memories for little hands and big imaginations, July 29th-August 2nd from 9:30-11am.  For information on Hiram College Nature Camps, email sorrickmw@hiram.edu or call 330.569.6003

Youth Fall Soccer League Signups
July 31
Ravenna Parks and Recreation still have openings for its Youth Fall Soccer League for League U-12 Girls & U-12 Boys: Age 10 by 7/31/13. The U12 league will play teams from Ravenna and as well as other local soccer programs in our area. A tournament will be held at the end of the season. Players receive a team t-shirt for the games. Openings remain, but are limited; for more Information please contact the Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department at 330-296-2864.
Annual Picnic
Aug 1
The Portage County Council of the American Legion Auxiliary will hold its annual picnic on August 1st at Deerfield Legion Post at 6pm. Their guests will be 30-40 Veterans from the Wade Park Veterans Hospital. Hosting will be Mantua A.L.A Unit 193; Ravenna Unit 331; Portage (Kent) Unit 496; Windham Unit 674; Streetsboro Unit 685; Aurora Unit 802 and Deerfield Unit 713.

Bainbridge Swing Dance
Aug 2
Blues DeVille will be playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on Aug 2nd at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Blues DeVille is known for playingBlues, Swing, Old Soul, even a little Zydeco. Dance lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

The Longshot
Aug 2
The Longshot will perform from 7-10pm at Newton Falls City Park – Jaycee Pavilion Intersection of Center Street & Quarry Street on Aug 2nd

Community Yard Sale Days
Aug 2 & 3
North Jackson Citizens Association’s Community-wide Yard Sales Days will be Aug 2nd and 3rd starting at 9am. Maps to locate 150 addresses will be available the morning of the sales at 11349 W. Mahoning Ave. where there is free parking and at businesses.

Taco Supper & Monthly Dance
Aug 3
On August 3rd Portage County Chapter #600 Parents Without Partners will have a taco supper from 6:30-7:30pm and its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Avenue in Tallmadge. Event is open to the public and nonmembers are invited to join the PWP members to celebrate the “Fiesta Night” dance theme. The cost for the dance is $6 per person for members and $8 for nonmembers. The cost for the taco supper is $5 per person. For reservations and information please call Mary 330-571-3801 or Warrine 330-322-9551

Annual Trunk Sale
Aug 3
The Third Annual Trunk Sale will be held on August 3rd from 9am to 1pm at Harrington Square in Cortland Banks parking lot area, in Middlefield, between McDonalds and Wal-Mart.  Free to shoppers.  There will be “Fair Food” at the Trunk Sale, as well as all the regular lunch, snacks and restaurants right there.  Come and find your treasures here.  If you would like to be a vendor, call the Middlefield Chamber for info at 440-632-5705 or emailmccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.  Spaces are $20 each or two spaces for $35.  Rain or shine event.  The Chamber is non-profit and proceeds will go to School Safety Program and other community projects.

Alumni Soccer Game
Aug 3
The Crestwood High School Boys Soccer Team will be hosting their annual Alumni Soccer Game on August 3rd @ 6:00 pm at the Bowen Rd. field (11256 Bowen Rd in Mantua).  All Crestwood Boys Soccer Alumni are invited to play.  The cost is $10.00 & includes T-shirt & picnic hosted by the current Crestwood boys’ team and families following the game. For additional details, please contact Jason @ (330)283-1682 or Ruth @ (330)204-2635.

Free Youth Archery Clinic
Aug 3
The Eagle Creek Conservation Club will be conducting a Free Youth Archery Clinic August 3rd. The event will take place at the club property located at 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430. The event is free and open to all children ages 6 to 15. Doors open at 8:30am for registration and the fun will start at approximately 9am. This program is designed to help foster children’s interest in archery and provide a basic knowledge of the sport. All youth archers will be taught basic safety and shooting techniques. All equipment needed for the day is provided by the club. Come out and join us for some fun. Call Jim Starkey (330) 357-6316 or go to eaglecreekconservationclub.com for more information.

Sweet Corn Festival
Aug 3 & 4
Kent Lions Club 6th Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Beckwith Orchard 1617 Lake Rockwell Rd from Noon – 5pm on Aug 3rd & 4th.  Ear-resistable fun for all ages.  Hot Dogs, sausage sandwiches, peach and apple pie, boiled sweet corn, & ice cream available for purchase.  Live entertainment, free trolley rides, face painting, clown, and craft vendors.  Proceeds fund Lions Sight Projects

Free School Supply Giveaway
Aug 4
Newton Falls American Legion is hosting a Free School Supply Giveaway – while supplies last –on August 4th from 3-4pm. Children must be present. Legion is located at 2025 East River Rd. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach in co-operation with Newton Falls American Legion.

Tennis Camp
Aug 5-8
Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held August 5 to 8 (rain date is August 9). From 8:30-10:30am for ages 5 to 15 years. Fee is $27.00 for city taxpayers and $32.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is August 2. After August 2 there is a $10 late fee. For more information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us

VBS
Aug 5-9
The Newton Falls First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St. will hold “Kingdom Rock” Vacation Bible School August 5th-9th from 6-8:30pm. Ages 3 years to 6th grade welcome. Pre-registration forms are available at the church office.

Crestwood Primary Offers Summer Safety Town Program
Aug 5-9
Crestwood Primary School (CPS), in conjunction with their PTO, is offering Safety Town for Fall 2013 kindergarteners. The program will run from August 5 – 9 at CPS from 9 – 11:30 am and will cover fire, bus, playground safety, stranger awareness and other important topics to help your child learn to stay safe. Register by July 1 at a reduced rate of $25 per child. If space allows, late registration will be taken on August 5 at a cost of $35 per child. For more information, call (330) 931-0568 or email crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com

Summer Music Camp
Aug 5 – 9
The Garfield band department is again offering its summer music camp for all band students entering 6th through 8th grade.  The camp is August 5-9 and the students will perform a concert on August 9th at 7pm.  The cost of the camp is $35 and includes a t-shirt and a pizza party. Registrations will be accepted until August 1st.  Please mail your payment (checks made to Garfield Band Boosters) along with the students name, instrument and shirt size to Garfield Band Boosters 10233 SR 88 Garrettsviile, Ohio 44231.

Chicken Dinner
Aug 7
The Southington UMC, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington, will be holding a Chicken Dinner on August 7th from 3:30-6pm. The menu includes ¼ chicken, escalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, and homemade desserts – Cost is $8.00 for adults. Children’s meal with chicken tenders – ages 4 thru 10 – cost is $4.00. Children 3 and under eat free. Carry outs will be available – call (330) 898-2156 and they will be ready for pick up.

GI Get Together
Aug 10
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton- Middlefield GI get together will be August 10th from 8am – noon at the Legion home on Goodwin St. Event is free to all Vets – coffee and donuts will be served. Call BO (440) 834-8764 for details.

Arts In The Park
Aug 10
Lots of Family Fun at the 3rd Annual Arts In The Park in Newton Falls! Looking for a fun, free event to take your family to this summer? Head to beautiful Veteran’s Park, located on SR 534 in Newton Falls, for the 3rd Annual Arts in the Park! This spectacular celebration of the arts, which will be held on, August 10 from 11am until 3pm, gives you and your family the opportunity to admire and buy unique artwork, create your own artwork, listen to local musicians, and much more. If you are a local artist who would like to display and sell your artwork, this is the event for you! Contact Jamie at: jamie@ndcis.com  or call 330-872-0597 for information on how to register. Visit www.NewtonFallsArts.com or see Facebook “Newton Falls Arts In The Park”.

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic
Aug 10
Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 2-5pm at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Road Pavilion, in Middlefield on, August 10th.  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.

Luau at Harvest Point
Aug 10
Harvest Point Church, 6100 Tod Ave., Unit 4, Lordstown, Ohio, will be holding their 4th Annual Luau on August 10th from noon- 3 pm at Central Park in Lordstown.  The park is located at the intersection of Tod Ave. and Salt Springs Rd.  This year’s event will include a Farmer’s Market, baked goods, family pictures, door prizes, various games and foods as well as haircuts for school age children by a licensed beautician.  All of this and so much more and it is all FREE!!!

Room Mothers’ Luncheon
Aug 13
The Freedom Township School Room Mothers’ 2013 Luncheon will be at noon on August 13th at the Freedom Township Hall. All room mothers and mothers who have fond memories of their child’s school years at the Freedom School are invited along with their guests. Those attending should bring a dish to share with serving utensil and their own table service. Meat, rolls and beverage will be furnished.

Trash & Treasure Sale
Aug 15-17
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” Parkman Congregational Church, 18165 Main Street (State Route 528) Parkman. August 15th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., August 16th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., August 17th 8 a.m. – 12 noon (everything half price)12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. (everything free!!) The lunch stand will be open daily!

Trunk Sale
Aug 16 & 17
The First Church of God in Newton Falls is sponsoring a “trunk sale” during the community-wide garage sale on August 16th and 17th.  The sale will be set up in the parking lot at the corner of Ridge Road and Broad Street (great exposure).  The cost for a spot is $10.00.  To reserve a spot call the church at 330-872-7911.  There will also be a food stand with bratwurst sandwiches, walking tacos and other food items.

Annual Steak Roast
Aug 17
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton- Middlefield Annual Steak Roast at the Legion Home on Goodwin St. will be August 17th from 6-8pm. Cost is $17.00 presale from any post member and $21.00 at the door. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for more info.

17th Annual Big Game Banquet
Aug 17
The Lake Erie Chapter of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold its annual Big Game Banquet on August 17th in Chardon. RMEF is dedicated to ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Local chapters raise funds that assist land and wildlife conservation and hunting outreach efforts in Ohio and around the country. For information call 440-667-6287 or 440-655-1234. You can purchase your tickets at https://events.rmef.org/shop.aspx?eid=0407130

2nd Annual Golf Outing
Aug 23
The 2nd Annual Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is August 23rd at Grandview Golf Course.  Foursomes, scramble format, skins, proximity games, prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places, lunch at the turn, dinner after golf.  The Chamber is non-profit and all proceeds will go directly to the School Safety Program.  Call the Chamber to register or to sponsor on different levels.  440-632-5705 or mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.

Post 459 at Geauga County Fair
Aug 29-Sept 2
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton- Middlefield will have a display at the Geauga County Fair – August 29th thru September 2nd. Come to our tent by the “Big Tank” behind the milking counter. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for details.

Dance Lessons
Sept 4
Have you ever wanted to learn to dance but were afraid you couldn’t because you don’t have a partner or rhythm? Come join the Ravenna Circulators and learn western style square dancing to the music of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and today’s hits. Lessons start September 4th from 7 – 9 pm at Brown Junior High School at the corner of Scranton St. and State Route 59 in Ravenna.  (Across the street from Richardson Animal Hospital) For more information call Jan 330-297-0864 or Chris at 330-425-8722

Swap Meet
Sept 21
Come one, come all  to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Penn-Ohio Wooden Money Collectors on September 21 from 10am-4pm at the Huntsburg Community Center, 12406 Madison Rd in Huntsburg. Free admission, free refreshments, door prizes and raffles.

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Picnic in the Park
Thursdays
No school, no lunch?  Hilltop Christian Church can help! This summer one day of each week we will be serving lunch at the Mantua Village Park.  Picnic in the park is free & open to all, kids and adults.  Serving Thursdays  through August 1st. Serving times are 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Play in the park and have lunch too!  See you there!

Warren Courthouse Square
Now – Aug 31
Every Saturday this summer, beginning July 7th, there will be a whole lot of fun at Courthouse Square.  There will be Art in the Park, sponsored by the Trumbull Art Gallery, free for children and teens.  Ages 4-12 will meet from 1pm-2pm, and teens 13 and up will meet from 2pm-3pm.  At 5 pm there will be Happy Hour painting for adults ($25 fee).  Chess in the Park, sponsored by Chess Is Life, will take place from 3pm-5pm.  Play with this local chess group, or bring a friend.  There are free chess lessons offered for kids.  From 3pm – 5pm the Trumbull County YMCA will have bocce, cornhole, croquet, frisbee, and other lawn games.  In addition, there will occasionally be other events – you can only find out what they are by showing up!

Praise and Worship Service
Saturdays
Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturdays at 7pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us!

Middlefield Chamber 50/50 Raffle
Now- July 27
50/50 Raffle Tickets for sale by the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce members from now until July 27th, when the drawing will be done at the Middlefield Summer Fest.  Tickets are $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20.  You can buy your ticket from Chamber members and also at the Middlefield Summer Fest, which is 11 am to 10 pm at the Middlefield Fire Department property. The Chamber is non-profit and proceeds will go towards The School Safety Program and other community projects.  Call the Middlefield Chamber with any questions 440-632-5705.

Hiram College Nature Camps
Call today!
For information on Hiram College Nature Camps, email sorrickmw@hiram.edu or call 330.569.6003

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
July 19 & 20
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on July 19, 20th at 7pm in the James A. Garfield, Iva Walker Auditorium – starring Megan Ryser as Snow White and Ben Vizy as the Prince.  Direction of this production is by Justin Steck and Music Direction by Eric Juzkiw.  This production is a fairy tale play by Jessie Braham White based on the story by the Brothers Grimm. Tickets may be purchased at the door for Adults $10, Children under 12 and seniors over 65 $7 and groups of 15 or more $5 per person. Sponsored by Charles Auto Family, Gionino’s Pizzeria and Ryser Insurance.

Youth Soccer Practice
July 21 & 28
Calling all youth soccer players in grades 2 thru 8.  There will be soccer open fields from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on July 21st, & 28th at the Brosius Road soccer fields.  Shin guards are required and bring a soccer ball and water bottle.  We will practice foot skills and go through different drills then play a game.  We are also looking for parents to help.  Contact Russell Thornton (russell61731@yahoo.com), Bob Finney (matrixprints@yahoo.com) or Brian Gorby (bgorby1@yahoo.com) with any questions.  Any person interested in running the Garrettsville youth soccer program please stop by or contact us.  We still have all the info needed to get the program running and have a few options to help.

Erie Brass Quartette
July 19
The Erie Brass Quartette (Big Band Sounds) will perform from   7-10 pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion, Intersection of Center Street and Quarry Street, Newton Falls on July 19.

Hiram Rapids Community Sale
July 19 & 20
A Community Sale will be July 19 & 20th at Hiram Rapids from 9am-5pm. Refreshments served at the Historical Church, 6337 Winchell Rd. Bake sale and raffle for handmade rocker ($400 value). Maps available.

Biking for the Band
July 20
Biking for the Band, bicycle poker run will be held July 20th to raise funds in support of the Crestwood Scarlet Guard Marching Band. Registration starts at 8am, rolling starts 9-9:30am and drawing stations close at 12:20pm. All score cards must be returned by 1pm. Cost is $20 for adults (18+), $10 for Children (10-17), $60 Family (2 adults, 2+ children) and Free for children under 10 yrs. Registrations https://www.truesport.com/index.pjp/events/truesprot_event/116

Annual Picnic
July 20
Rockwell International Annual Picnic at Braceville Picnic Shelter will be July 20th from noon-3pm – eating at 1pm. Bring a covered dish to share

Kinsman is for Sale
July 20
“Kinsman Is For Sale” There will be town-wide yard sales in conjunction with the Rotary Chicken BBQ on July 20th. Sales are from 9am to 5pm.  Amish bake sale on the square.  To be on the map or more info call 330-876-3178 between 10am and 6 pm.  Free maps are available at Market Square

BBQ Chicken Dinner Benefit
July 20
BBQ Chicken Dinner Benefit for Mennonite Meat Canning Project will be held July 20 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at 1st UMC Church Social Hall, 14999 S. State Ave. (Rt. 608) Middlefield. Handicap accessible Adults $10, under age 10 $6. For Pre-sale Tickets call: 440-632-0480 OR 216-408-7321. Menu Includes: BBQ chicken on the grill, homemade macaroni salad, dilly green bean salad, relish tray, rolls – beverages, homemade desserts and a dessert auction!

Ice Cream Social
July 20
Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Rd., Lordstown will hold an Ice Cream Social from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.  There will be turkey sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, home made pies & ice cream.  A bake sale will also be held.

Free Concert at Huntsburg Memorial Park
July 20
Free Concert on July 20 from 6 – 8 pm at the Huntsburg Memorial Park in the Bandstand. Fort Huntsburg Band will be performing. This concert is sponsored by Tim Frank Septic Service. This is the last concert of the summer of 2013. The Grange has refreshments in the pavilion and this is International Night with many different foods, along with a Bake Sale from The Huntsburg Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship Members.  This is a big night, lots of fun, and a chance to win at the 50/50 Raffle. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  This is Rain Or Shine. If it rains, the concert and all the activities will be held inside the Town Hall.  The Grange will use any proceeds from this and any other event to fund projects to benefit our community.

Linda Ross Weber Returns
July 20
Former area minister and gospel singer, Linda Ross Weber will return to her roots for two services on July 20th. Linda will minister at Ladies Christian Aglow Meeting at 9:30 am at the Middlefield Senior Center. She will also sing and minister at 6 pm at Newbury Full Gospel Church in Kiwanis Lake. For more information call “The Whaleys” 440-834-0614

Mozart and Magnolias, Haydn and Hylas: The nature of Blossom
July 20
Join naturalist Bob Faber at 5:00pm to explore a new addition to The Cuyahoga Valley National Park adjacent to the Blossom Music Center. The forest contains a variety of tree species including native magnolia trees and a unique upland stand of swamp white oaks. The summer songs of the Hylas should be echoing through the forest. Explore the woodlands and then have the option to stay for a stunning musical experience as the Cleveland Orchestra performs an evening of Mozart, Hyden, and Cimarosa (tickets sold separately). Hiking Fee: $8 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($10 for non-members). Register by phone (330.569.6003) or email (sorrickmw@hiram.edu)

Soccer Sign Ups
July 20 & 26
Garrettsville Soccer Signups will be July 20th from 11am-1pm and July 26th from 4:30-6:30pm at Garrettsville Village Hall. Ages 4-8. Cost is $30

Burton Library Public Book Sale
July 20 & 27
The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold two book sales in July, July 20 is a “Friends Only” preview sale from 9 a.m. until noon.  Annual Membership to the Friends of the Burton Public Library is just $5 for the year and may be purchased at this sale. The next book sale will be July 27 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. In addition to books, there are magazines, sheet music, puzzles, movies, CDs and more.  Burton Public Library is located at 14458 West Park Street, on the square in Burton Village.

Golf Tournament
July 21
17th Annual Yoder Brothers Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament will take place at, Fowlers Mill Golf Course in Chesterland on July 21. Breakfast & registration begins at 8:30am, shotgun start 10:30am and dinner at 5pm. Men and women 4-player team scramble. Guest speaker, prizes, raffle & silent auction. Price is $150 per person, Contact Jack Menosky (440) 543-2811 or email tjmeno@aol.com

Garrettsville UMC VBS
July 22-25
Come and join us at the Fun Fair for another exciting week of VBS.  Garrettsville United Methodist church will be hosting Vacation Bible School the week of July 22-25 from 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm each evening.  VBS is open to children ages 3-6th grade.  Teen helpers are also needed.  Please register on line  at 2013.cokesburyvbs.com/GarrettsvilleUMC or  contact the church office at 527-2055.

Pricetown UMC VBS
July 22-26
Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd., in Newton Falls will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School from July 22nd thru July 26th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship. This year’s theme is: “Everywhere Fun Fair” ‘Where God’s World Comes Together’.  Youngsters (3 years to 12th grade) are invited to meet Jesus.  They will enjoy Bible stories, music, games, crafts, snacks and our country store at the end of the week.

First UMC VBS
July 22-25
Vacation Bible School will be held July 22-25 from 6:30-8:30pm for Ages 4 thru 12 @ First United Methodist Church, 14999 South State Ave.   Middlefield 440-632-0480. Free to all children. Please arrive on July 22 at 6 pm to register.Completion of parental permission form and medical form required.

Vacation Bible School
July 22-25
Southington UMC Vacation Bible School will be July 22-25th from 6-8pm. Join us for crafts, singing and storytelling. Evening meal provided. Church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Questions call 330-898-2156

Vacation Bible School
July 22-26
Gospel Light’s SonWest Roundup VBS will be held at the Wayland Community Church, 6355 Wayland Rd in Wayland from July 22-26th. The fun begins at 6pm sharp and lasts until 8pm. A mini-musical will be presented at the morning worship service on July 28. All children age 3 through those who finished grade six are welcome. There is no charge to attend. For more information call Anna 330-9382335, Debbie 330-358-2638 or JoDel 330-358-2739

Free Community Dinner
July 23
There will be a free community dinner July 23rd from 5-6pm at the Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach, Warren OH

eReaders & Tablets: What Should I Buy?
July 23
eReaders & Tablets: What should I buy? Find out on July 23rd, at 6:30 pm at the Burton Public Library. Learn about the hot eReaders & tablets on the market today: the iPad, Kindle, and Nook. We’ll let those in attendance try them out. Please register: 440.834.4466.

Blood Drive
July 24
It is finally summer and we are enjoying the weather, but it is also time for more accidents and we need blood for emergencies, so we are having a blood drive at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd. on July 24, from noon to 6 PM.

Tommy’s Back In Town
July 26
Tommy’s back in town, Tommy’s back in town and he’s cooking turkey with all the trimmings, July 26th at the Renaissance Center in Windham from 5-6:30pm

G-Men Football Golf Scramble
July 26
Help support the G-Men! 4-Person 18-Hole Golf Scramble will be held Friday, July 26 at Sugarbush Golf Course.  $90 per person / $360 per team. Includes catered dinner and prizes. $400 cash prize for lowest score. Hole sponsorship available $100. To register or for more info call Aaron 330-524-2646 or Head Coach Mike Moser 330-472-0325

Rummage Sale & Concert
July 26-28
Rummage Sale and Concert will be at Christ Covenant Church, Rte 87 in Middlefield, June 27th  from 9am-7pm and July 28th from 9am-3pm. Rummage Sale includes Bake Sale and Chinese Auction – Donations welcome. Also, during the event weekend at Christ Covenant, Praise Concert:  July 26th at 7pm Featuring “Spirit Bound” quartet and Gail Mangeri, Soloist. No admission fee, Benefit for Charity Children’s Ministries

Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event
July 27
Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event at Ravenna High School on July 27.  The day will include several educational sessions focusing on diabetic health, expert advice, free snacks, lunch, giveaways, and exhibitors with information.  Some of the topics will include: Obesity & Diabetes, Preventing long term complications, Diabetic Drugs, and Truth behind Diabetes and Your Feet. This year, a special guest will join the event.  Mr. Marcus Dupree, former NFL and AFL player.  Dupree will be on hand to share his journey with Type II diabetes. Please call 330.297.3456 to register for this one day event.  Registration is free but space is limited.  Call today!

Middlefield Summerfest Parade
July 27
American Legion Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will participate in the Middlefield Summerfest Parade on  July 27 at 11am. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for details

5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
July 27
2013 Run For Hope 5k & 1-Mile Fun Run / Walk at New Hope Christian Fellowship 11051 E. Washington St. Auburn, OH  44023.  Driveway entrance if off of Auburn Rd.  Run/ Walk will be held July 27 at 8am. 5K  $20 pre-registration, $25 race day registration, 1 Mile $10 registration. Proceeds to benefit Dominican Republic Mission Water Purification Plant Project. To register go to www.greaterclevelandxc.com

Free Workshop
July 27 & 28
Free workshops and training sessions about fracking, waste disposal injection wells, July 27 & 28th:  A series of free workshops and training sessions about fracking, waste disposal injection wells, legislation, and how it all affects Ohioans and what we can do:   First Congregational Church, Ravenna.  For details, watch for announcement next week or contact info@concernedcitizensohio.org.

Pancakes in the Park!
July 28
Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invites you on Sunday, July 28th for 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 2 mile walk/jog around Sunny Lake. Cost:  $6 adults, $4 kids 3-10 yrs., under 3 yrs. free!   Dog walkers  welcome!

Classic Car Show
July 28
Classic Car Show will be held on July 28th from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Hambden Congregational Church, 13840 G.A.R. Hwy Chardon, Oh (Hambden Township). Registration from 1-2pm. Free Event for the whole family! For more information call: Dorothy at 440-286-4655 or 11311vulcankd@roadrunner.com or Yvonne at 440-286-7270 or yvonnelandon@hotmail.com

Rally at Trumbull County Courthouse
July 29
Rally, July 29th at the Trumbull County Courthouse, Warren, OH. 11:30-6:00. Musicians, information about fracking, injection wells, activities for children: chalk drawing, crafts.  Local, state and national speakers: why Ohioans are concerned about fracking and its waste.
Vacation Bible School
July 29- Aug 1
Vacation Bible School for preschool through Grade 6 will be held at the Burton Congregational Church beginning July 29 through August 1 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The theme is “Let’s Grow” and will explore Jesus’ parables of seeds and growing.  All children are welcome to attend for learning and fun.  The program will include songs, stories, games, crafts, and snacks. Burton Congregational Church is located at 14558 W. Park Street, the red church on the square in Burton Village.  Phone:  440-834-4495

Nature Explorers
July 29 – Aug 2
Exploring nature has never been so much fun. 8-10 year olds will explore the slimy, smelly, wet and dirty parts of ecosystems as they hike, crawl, wade and slog through forests, fields, ponds and streams, July 29th – August 2nd from 9am-3:30pm. For information on Hiram College Nature Camps, email sorrickmw@hiram.edu or call 330.569.6003

Half-Day Hikers Nature Camp
July 29-Aug 2
A variety of sensory and creative explorations in nature awaits these 5-7 year olds. This adventure will stimulate your child’s curiosity as they learn about the wonders of the natural world, July 29th – August 2nd from 9am-noon. For information on Hiram College Nature Camps, email sorrickmw@hiram.edu or call 330.569.6003

BioBuddies Nature Camp
July 29-Aug 2
Specifically for preschoolers (ages 3 & 4) and an adult, BioBuddies will explore nature as young children see it…new & exciting. Each day will be a different adventure full of learning, fun and memories for little hands and big imaginations, July 29th-August 2nd from 9:30-11am.  For information on Hiram College Nature Camps, email sorrickmw@hiram.edu or call 330.569.6003

Youth Fall Soccer League Signups
July 31
Ravenna Parks and Recreation still have openings for its Youth Fall Soccer League for League U-12 Girls & U-12 Boys: Age 10 by 7/31/13. The U12 league will play teams from Ravenna and as well as other local soccer programs in our area. A tournament will be held at the end of the season. Players receive a team t-shirt for the games. Openings still remain, but are limited for more Information please contact the Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department at 330-296-2864.

Bainbridge Swing Dance
Aug 2
Blues DeVille will be playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on Aug 2nd at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Blues DeVille is known for playingBlues, Swing, Old Soul, even a little Zydeco. Dance lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

The Longshot
Aug 2
The Longshot will perform from 7-10pm at Newton Falls City Park – Jaycee Pavilion Intersection of Center Street & Quarry Street on Aug 2nd
Community Yard Sale Days
Aug 2 & 3
North Jackson Citizens Association’s Community-wide Yard Sales Days will be Aug 2nd and 3rd starting at 9am. Maps to locate 150 addresses will be available the morning of the sales at 11349 W. Mahoning Ave. where there is free parking and at businesses.

Taco Supper & Monthly Dance
Aug 3
On August 3rd Portage County Chapter #600 Parents Without Partners will have a taco supper from 6:30-7:30pm and its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Avenue in Tallmadge. Event is open to the public and nonmembers are invited to join the PWP members to celebrate the “Fiesta Night” dance theme. The cost for the dance is $6 per person for members and $8 for nonmembers. The cost for the taco supper is $5 per person. For reservations and information please call Mary 330-571-3801 or Warrine 330-322-9551

Annual Trunk Sale
Aug 3
The Third Annual Trunk Sale will be held on August 3rd from 9am to 1pm at Harrington Square in Cortland Banks parking lot area, in Middlefield, between McDonalds and Wal-Mart.  Free to shoppers.  There will be “Fair Food” at the Trunk Sale, as well as all the regular lunch, snacks and restaurants right there.  Come and find your treasures here.  If you would like to be a vendor, call the Middlefield Chamber for info at 440-632-5705 or emailmccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.  Spaces are $20 each or two spaces for $35.  Rain or shine event.  The Chamber is non-profit and proceeds will go to School Safety Program and other community projects.

Alumni Soccer Game
Aug 3
The Crestwood High School Boys Soccer Team will be hosting their annual Alumni Soccer Game on August 3rd @ 6:00 pm at the Bowen Rd. field (11256 Bowen Rd in Mantua).  All Crestwood Boys Soccer Alumni are invited to play.  The cost is $10.00 & includes T-shirt & picnic hosted by the current Crestwood boys’ team and families following the game. For additional details, please contact Jason @ (330)283-1682 or Ruth @ (330)204-2635.

Sweet Corn Festival
Aug 3 & 4
Kent Lions Club 6th Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Beckwith Orchard 1617 Lake Rockwell Rd from Noon – 5pm on Aug 3rd & 4th.  Ear-resistable fun for all ages.  Hot Dogs, sausage sandwiches, peach and apple pie, boiled sweet corn, & ice cream available for purchase.  Live entertainment, free trolley rides, face painting, clown, and craft vendors.  Proceeds fund Lions Sight Projects

Free School Supply Giveaway
Aug 4
Newton Falls American Legion is hosting a Free School Supply Giveaway – while supplies last –on August 4th from 3-4pm. Children must be present. Legion is located at 2025 East River Rd. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach in co-operation with Newton Falls American Legion.

Crestwood Primary Offers Summer Safety Town Program
August 5-9
Crestwood Primary School (CPS), in conjunction with their PTO, is offering Safety Town for Fall 2013 kindergarteners. The program will run from August 5 – 9 at CPS from 9 – 11:30 am and will cover fire, bus, playground safety, stranger awareness and other important topics to help your child learn to stay safe. Register by July 1 at a reduced rate of $25 per child. If space allows, late registration will be taken on August 5 at a cost of $35 per child. For more information, call (330) 931-0568 or email crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com

Tennis Camp
Aug 5-8
Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held August 5 to 8 (rain date is August 9). From 8:30-10:30am for ages 5 to 15 years. Fee is $27.00 for city taxpayers and $32.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is August 2. After August 2 there is a $10 late fee. For more information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us

Summer Music Camp
Aug 5 – 9
The Garfield band department is again offering its summer music camp for all band students entering 6th through 8th grade.  The camp is August 5-9 and the students will perform a concert on August 9th at 7pm.  The cost of the camp is $35 and includes a t-shirt and a pizza party. Registrations will be accepted until August 1st.  Please mail your payment (checks made to Garfield Band Boosters) along with the students name, instrument and shirt size to Garfield Band Boosters 10233 SR 88 Garrettsviile, Ohio 44231.

Arts In The Park
Aug 10
Lots of Family Fun at the 3rd Annual Arts In The Park in Newton Falls! Looking for a fun, free event to take your family to this summer? Head to beautiful Veteran’s Park, located on SR 534 in Newton Falls, for the 3rd Annual Arts in the Park! This spectacular celebration of the arts, which will be held on, August 10 from 11am until 3pm, gives you and your family the opportunity to admire and buy unique artwork, create your own artwork, listen to local musicians, and much more. If you are a local artist who would like to display and sell your artwork, this is the event for you! Contact Jamie at: jamie@ndcis.com  or call 330-872-0597 for information on how to register. Visit www.NewtonFallsArts.com or see Facebook “Newton Falls Arts In The Park”.

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic
Aug 10
Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 2-5pm at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Road Pavilion, in Middlefield on, August 10th.  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.

Luau at Harvest Point
Aug 10
Harvest Point Church, 6100 Tod Ave., Unit 4, Lordstown, Ohio, will be holding their 4th Annual Luau on August 10th from noon- 3 pm at Central Park in Lordstown.  The park is located at the intersection of Tod Ave. and Salt Springs Rd.  This year’s event will include a Farmer’s Market, baked goods, family pictures, door prizes, various games and foods as well as haircuts for school age children by a licensed beautician.  All of this and so much more and it is all FREE!!!

Trash & Treasure Sale
Aug 15-17
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” Parkman Congregational Church, 18165 Main Street (State Route 528) Parkman. August 15th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., August 16th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., August 17th 8 a.m. – 12 noon (everything half price)12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. (everything free!!) The lunch stand will be open daily!

17th Annual Big Game Banquet
Aug 17
The Lake Erie Chapter of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold its annual Big Game Banquet on August 17th in Chardon. RMEF is dedicated to ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Local chapters raise funds that assist land and wildlife conservation and hunting outreach efforts in Ohio and around the country. For information call 440-667-6287 or 440-655-1234. You can purchase your tickets at https://events.rmef.org/shop.aspx?eid=0407130

2nd Annual Golf Outing
Aug 23
The 2nd Annual Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is August 23rd at Grandview Golf Course.  Foursomes, scramble format, skins, proximity games, prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places, lunch at the turn, dinner after golf.  The Chamber is non-profit and all proceeds will go directly to the School Safety Program.  Call the Chamber to register or to sponsor on different levels.  440-632-5705 or mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.

Swap Meet
Sept 21
Come one, come all  to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Penn-Ohio Wooden Money Collectors on September 21 from 10am-4pm at the Huntsburg Community Center, 12406 Madison Rd in Huntsburg. Free admission, free refreshments, door prizes and raffles.

The James A. Garfield, Class of 68′- 45th Reunion will be held at Sugarbush Golf Course, September 28, 2013.
Meet & Greet 5 pm / Dinner 6 pm / Social 7 pm
This is just a reminder if you haven’t already sent in your check for the dinner(s), payment is due by                  August 1, 2013.  The cost is $25 per person  and checks can be made payable to: Cherryl Duffield, 11239 Nicholoson Rd. Garrettsville, Ohio  44231
Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.  If you have any questions, call or email us:
Cherryl Clark Duffield:  330-527-2173
Cindy Vasil Hillier -         csh2605@aol.com
Judy Bazil Stone  -         jstone21@kent.edu

South Russell – Bring the kids to the Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 13 between 10:00 and Noon where the kids can be  chefs when they make whole grain buckwheat blueberry pancakes with chef Matt Anderson of Umami Asian Kitchen in Chagrin Falls. There will also be face-painting, free balloons and a coloring activity. Hearts Desire Ice Cream Truck will also make its first appearance at the market. Blueberries from Blue Jay Orchard will just be coming in and available for purchase.
The Market is located in the South Russell Village parking lot at Rt. 306/Chillicothe Rd. and Bell Rd.  Hours are 9:00-Noon every Saturday, rain or shine, until early October.
Products available at the Market also include seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, fresh eggs, maple syrup, honey, hand-made soaps and lotions, beef and poultry, goat cheese, jams and jellies, lemonade, artisan breads, mushrooms, potted and fresh herbs, spices, artisan jewelry, woodcrafts, and other local, hand-made items. Keep up to date on special market events at www.geaugafarmersmarket.com

Aurora – Ever wonder what kinds of creatures can be found in a creek? We’ll start at the Moebius Nature Center, 929 E Mennonite Rd  in  Aurora,  and take a short hike to the creek for this program on July 14th from 2-4pm. Get ready to explore what lives just below the surface using seines and dip nets. Cleveland Metro Parks naturalist Jeff Riebe will be our guide. We’ll search for minnows, aquatic insects and salamanders. Wettable shoes and clothing are highly recommended. Dip nets are available in addition to bringing our own; if you have them. There is no cost to attend this program. This program is intended for adults and children 8 years and up. Register at www.mymnc.org before the event or join us on site.

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Picnic in the Park
Thursdays
No school, no lunch?  Hilltop Christian Church can help! This summer one day of each week we will be serving lunch at the Mantua Village Park.  Picnic in the park is free & open to all, kids and adults.  Serving Thursdays  through August 1st. Serving times are 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Play in the park and have lunch too!  See you there!

Windham Library and the Renaissance Family Center invite everyone to a fun filled July.  We’ll start off being entertained with the magic of Drew Murray on Tuesday, July 16 at 12:30 p.m.  Kent State Summer Stock 2013 will be doing their theatrical performance of Puss & Boots on July 29 at 10:00 a.m.  These events are open to everyone.
Join us Thursday, July 25 12:30-2:30 p.m. for a garden tea party.  The Windham Library Children’s Garden Club invites the community to view the ongoing progress of their garden.
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. For additional information about library programs and services, please visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.

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Community Yard Sale
Space Available
Community Yard Sale – First Church of God of Windham still has FREE spaces available for anyone who would like to come sell their items at the community yard sale.  Tables are available upon request and a cookout lunch will be provided for all vendors and patrons.  Call now to register for your free spot: 330-671-1426.

Picnic in the Park
Thursdays
No school, no lunch?  Hilltop Christian Church can help! This summer one day of each week we will be serving lunch at the Mantua Village Park.  Picnic in the park is free & open to all, kids and adults.  Serving Thursdays starting on June 20th through August 1st.  (Skip July 4th) Serving times are 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Play in the park and have lunch too!  See you there!

Praise & Worship Service
Saturdays
Southington UMC Praise and Worship service – every Saturday at 7pm. The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make it Sunday morning? Try us!

RFC Dinner
June 27
Everyone is invited June 27th, 5-6:30 pm to another great meal at Renaissance Family Center of Windham, Ohio

Youth Cheerleading Uniform Fittings
June  27
Youth cheerleading uniform fittings will be June 27th at the Garrettsville Village Park from 5-7pm. All money will be due at this time. Please plan on attending one of these dates even if you do not need a new uniform, we will be ordering warm ups at the same time. Also if you have a uniform that no longer fits and you would like to resell it, please bring it with you! Questions or concerns please contact Laurie Norton at 330-904-4791

God Provides Free Meal – Cookout
June 28
God Provides a Free Meal Cookout will be June 28 from 4-6pm at the Nelson UMC – Hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, cookies. Everyone is welcome!

Free Car Wash
June 29
First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, is hosting a free car wash on Saturday, June 29 from 11am to 1pm for anyone who would like their car washed for free.

Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show
June 29
Portage Lakes Antique &  Classic Boat Show will be held on June 29 at, On Tap at The Harbor and The Boathouse (formerly Hook, Line,& Drinkers)Docks, 562 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, OH 44319 from 9 AM to 3 PM, Rain or Shine. FREE ADMISSION

Secret Garden: A private blend of art and nature
June 29
Visit the beautiful Draime Estate Gardens on the north edge of Warren from 10:00-11:30am. This private estate is closed to the public and its specialty gardens are managed by Kent State University. A variety of rare and native plants are found in the well planned perennial garden, the formal English and Italian gardens, conifer collection, walled gardens, and water gardens. The grounds also contain a unique sculpture collection by Caroline Stacey. Limited enrollment. Hiking Fee: $8 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($12 for non-members). Register by phone (330.569.6003) or email (sorrickmw@hiram.edu). Directions will be sent upon registration.

Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.
June 30
Motorcyclists can participate in a 2-hour scenic ride through beautiful Geauga County on Sunday, June 30, 2013. The ride starts at Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton, OH (14373 N Cheshire St) and will be led by Sheriff Dan McClelland and his dog, “Midge”. Registration opens at 8:00am and the $25.00 per motorcycle fee includes breakfast. Onsite food vendor and other fun activities will be available upon return to the fairgrounds.  Visit www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com or www.habitatgeauga.org for details. Sponsorship Opportunities For Motorcycle Run Deadline June 30. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com.

Annual Outdoor Worship Service
June 30
Parkman Congregational Church Annual Outdoor Worship Service and Church Picnic will be June 30th – Worship Service begins at 11:00 AM, at Overlook Pavilion at Camp Chickagami Burgers, Hot Dogs & Beverages provided. Please bring a dish to share.

Deal or No Deal
June 30
The Garfield Band Boosters will again present “Deal or No Deal” at Summerfest!  Please join us on June 30th at 3pm for your chance to win $500.  Entry tickets are $5 and will be available Summerfest weekend from band members and at the band booster booth on Main Street.  Come join the fun, win some money and support the band.

Breakfast in the Park
June 30
Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invites you on June 30th for a delicious all you can eat pancake breakfast at Sunny Lake Park (885 Mennonite Rd. Aurora 44202 – boathouse pavilion) from 9-11am.  Let our team of volunteers cook you breakfast (pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee) while you enjoy the scenic view or a 2 mile walk/jog around Sunny Lake.  Cost:  $6 adults, $4 kids 3-10 yrs., under 3 yrs. free! Rain or Shine!  Dog walkers welcome!

GMS Football Conditioning
Begins July 1
ATTENTION GARFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS – Conditioning will begin July 1st from 6-8pm at the Middle School on Mon, Tue & Thurs.  If you missed sign-ups at School, please plan on attending.  Questions contact Mark Apple @ 330-221-1504.

The Biggest Loser Newton Falls Registration
July 1
Registration for The Biggest Loser Newton Falls will be July 1st from 5-8pm, at the Newton Falls Community Center. There will be a fee of $10. Final weigh in will be August 26th. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd highest percentage lost, most weight lost, first to reach goal weight. Join us on Facebook – facebook.com/newtonfallsbiggestloser

Tae Kwon Do
July 2-20
New session of Tae Kwon Do will be held from July 2nd-30th at Lake Hodgson – Apco Lodge (except for, July 4th & 9th) 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 6:30-8:00pm. Participants must have a mouthpiece 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.

Blood Drive
July 3
Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a blood drive in their showroom, 104-A East Broad St in Newton Falls on July 3 from 2-6pm. All who come will receive an American Red Cross baseball hat, a free ice cream cone coupon courtesy of Dairy Queen and will be entered to win a $25 gas gift card from Falls Home Remodeling.

Chesterland Parade
July 4
American Legion Atwood- Mauck Post 459 Chesterland Parade will be July 4th at 11am. Also Appreciation day @ Burton Fairgrounds at 6pm until fireworks are completed. Call Bo (440) 834-8764.

Library Closed Independence Day
July 4
All offices and branches of Portage County District Library will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. They will resume normal operating hours on July 5th.  Visit www.portagelibrary.org for information about Portage County District Library programs and services. Find us on Facebook.

Bainbridge Swing Dance
July 5
The Dan Zola Orchestra will be playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on July 5th at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023). The Dan Zola Orchestra is a don’t want to miss, 19-piece big band. Dance lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

Community Yard Sale
July 6
First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, will be sponsoring a community yard sale on its property on July 6 from 9 am to 3 pm.  Space is free and available on a first come, first served basis.  A limited number of tables are also available upon request.  To reserve a spot to sell your items, call 330-671-1426 or 330-326-2293.

What’s all the Racquet?
July 6, 13, 20, 27
If you have wanted to pick-up, dust off, or rediscover your tennis savvy, July may be the month for you. Every Saturday in July from 8 till 9am, there will be a very informal tennis “Clinic”, on the courts in Windham Park. Alan Finn in co-operation with the Parks department and supported by the Windham UMC, will help teach the “basics” of the game. There is no age restriction, but we will only be going over the fundamentals of the game. There is no fee, and some equipment is available for use if needed. Any questions please e-mail Alan at Finn2538@hotmail.com, or leave a message on the Church answering machine (330-326-2571). Have experience, but having a hard time finding others who play, stop by @ 9am after the clinic.

Annual 5K Freedom Run & 1 Mile Mutt Strut
July 7
Annual 5K Freedom Run & 1 Mile Mutt Strut will be July 7th. Race sponsored by Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora.  Registration time: 8am.  Race time: 9am. The race be held at, 8819 North Spring Valley Park Dr. in Bainbridge Twp., 44023.  Pre-registration is $15.00 before July 5, & $20 on race day. The race will begin and end at Spring Valley Lake.  By participating in this event, you will be raising funds needed to provide excellent animal care for unwanted, dismissed and retired racing greyhounds waiting for their forever homes.  Pre-register at www.active.com    Search:  Freedom Run 5k, Chagrin Falls, OH.  Details regarding this event can be found on www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org

Free Water Well Testing
July 7
Free well water monitoring will be conducted as usual on Sunday July 7,  2013, at 3:15 P.M.  at the Eagles Building Meeting Hall at 9052 St. Rt. 14 Unit D across Route 14 from the K Mart in Streetsboro. For further information, call Mary Greer, 330-472-8086. The group is not affiliated with any political party or religion and receives no support from any such group, and the monitors are not EPA lab certified specialists.

Tennis Lessons
July 8-31
Ravenna Parks and Rec is offering Youth Tennis lessons Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 to July 31, 2013 at John Tontimonia City Park Tennis Courts.  Ages 6 to 10 years from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., ages 11 to 14 years from 11:10 to 12:10 p.m.  City taxpayer fee is $32; non-city taxpayers pay $37.  Participants should bring own racquet. If not racquets are provided. Tennis balls are provided. A Light Breakfast/Snack will be provided. For more information you can visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or register with Ravenna Recreation, 530 N. Freedom St., Ravenna, or call 330-296-2864, 8 to noon, 1 to 4:15 pm.

Fun Time Fitness Tumbling
July 9-30
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering a, Fun Time Fitness Tumbling class each Tuesday July 9th – 30th from 10-11am. The cost for this activity is City residents: $35.00 and Non-residents: $40.00. Beginning July 3 there will be a $10.00 late fee if openings still remain. It is a 1 hour class hosted by American Kids Unlimited. Fun Time Fitness is a well-balanced program with activities focusing on strength, endurance, and balance! Class will run for 4 weeks and includes lunch.  Class will be held outdoors at City Park beginning July 9th for 4 weeks.You can register on our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us  or in person at the Ravenna Parks and Recreation department at 530 N. Freedom Street. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us at 330-296-2864.

Gathering of Eagles
July 11
American Legion Atwood-Mauck Post 459 “Gathering on Eagles” will be at Lost Nation Airport in Mentor at 1pm. Posting colors by Post 459 Color Guard. Call Bo (440) 834-8764

Spelling Bee
July 11
The 27th Annual Spelling Bee sponsored by Trumbull Retired Teachers will be held on July 11, at 1 pm at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds on Everett-Hull Road . Preregistration for grades 1 through 8 will begin on May 13, and will accepted until June 13. Free admission to the fair (excluding rides) will be offered to all preregistered spellers. A treat bag and certificate will be awarded to all pre-registered spellers. To preregister a child, please call Denise Deltondo at (330)530-4011.

Why Teens Kill Seminar
July 11
The Crestwood Lions Club is pleased to bring, Phil Chalmers, teen violence and bullying expert, to the Crestwood Elementary School on July 11 at 7pm. Cost is $10/person. Topics covered will be warning signs, causes, triggers and prevention. Visit PhilChalmers.com for more info. To purchase ticket or for more info contact Mary Hannah (330) 883-9297 or call Phil Chalmers’ office (330) 998-4340

Freedom Fairweather Walkers
July 11
Please join us on July 11th, for a leisurely 2 mile stroll around Sunny Lake Park in Aurora (885 Mennonite Rd., Aurora 44202).  We will meet at 6:45pm at the boathouse pavilion.  Walk begins promptly at 7:00pm.  All breeds are welcome! Meet new dog owners! Meet new friends.  If you don’t have a dog to walk, still join us.  We might just have one waiting for you.  Your pooch will receive a treat for being a participant. And it’s absolutely free!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
July 12-14; 19 & 20
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on July 12, 13, 19, 20th at 7pm and July 14, 2013 at 2pm in the James A. Garfield, Iva Walker Auditorium – starring Megan Ryser as Snow White and Ben Vizy as the Prince.  Direction of this production is by Justin Steck and Music Direction by Eric Juzkiw.  This production is a fairy tale play by Jessie Braham White based on the story of the Brothers Grimm. Tickets may be purchased at the door for Adults $10, Children under 12 and seniors over 65 $7 and groups of 15 or more $5 per person. Sponsored by Charles Auto Family, Gionino’s Pizzeria and Ryser Insurance.

AmVets Golf Outing
July 13
Newton Falls AMVETS Post 112 Golf Outing will be held July 13 at Riverview Golf Course.  Call or stop in the Post for sign-up sheets and all information.

Junk in the Trunk Sale
July 13
Legacy Dog Rescue, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, will be holding a one day “Junk in the Trunk” sale, July 13 at Family Video, 4385 Kirk Rd., Austintown. 10am – 3pm, Spaces are still available to rent  for $15.00.  Call 330-719-5569 to reserve your spot today! Please come out and support our efforts to help the abused, neglected and abandoned dogs of Trumbull & Mahoning County.

Vacation Bible School
July 14-19
Vacation Bible School will be held July 14th-19th at First Baptist Church; 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls.  The school will be held from 6-8:45pm each night and is open and free to all children 4 years old through Grade 6.  The theme is “Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God”.  Registration is available online at www.fbcnewtonfalls.com or by calling the church office (330) 872-7055.

Pandamania Vacation Bible School
July 15-18
Nelson UMC on the circle in Nelson is hosting a VBS for kids 3 years olds – 6th grade July 15-18, Pandamania Vacation Bible School will be held from 6-8:30pm. You can register that night and there is no cost. Come learn about God’s love and make new friends in the process! Contact Pastor Lisa Kropinak at 330-326-6043 if you have any questions.

God’s Backyard Bible Camp
July 15-29
Join in the fun at God’s Backyard Bible Camp July 15th – July 19th! The Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd., will hold Vacation Bible School for children preschool -6th Grade from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  Campers will enjoy outdoor games, music, crafts and snacks each night while being introduced to a central idea and life lesson from a Bible story. Plan now to join the backyard crew in all the fun.   Contact the church office at (330) 872-1564 for more information.

Vacation Bible School
July 16-18
The Hambden Congregational Church is ready for a Vacation Bible School your kids will never forget. At the Son World Adventure Park Vacation Bible School your kids will be pointed right to Jesus! Children will have a great time singing songs, creating crafts, and playing games. But most important, they’ll discover Jesus provides what they truly need in every challenge of life. Son World Adventure Park will be July 16th -18th at 13840 GAR Highway (Route 6, across from the Hambden Elementary School) from 6-8:30pm.  All Children 4 years old through 5th grade are welcome. There is no charge. For further information call the church office at 286-4369 or 286-9324.

Erie Brass Quartette
July 19
The Erie Brass Quartette (Big Band Sounds) will perform from   7-10 pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion, Intersection of Center Street and Quarry Street, Newton Falls on July 19.

Kinsman Day
July 20
Kinsman Rotary Chicken BBQ Town-wide yard sales will be July 20th.  BBQ at town park from  11am to 3pm. Yard sales run from 9am to 5pm. Maps are available at Market Square on the square in the center of town. Kinsman on Rts. 5, 7 & 87

Golf Tournament
July 21
17th Annual Yoder Brothers Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament will take place at, Fowlers Mill Golf Course in Chesterland on July 21. Breakfast & registration begins at 8:30am, shotgun start 10:30am and dinner at 5pm. Men and women 4-player team scramble. Guest speaker, prizes, raffle & silent auction. Price is $150 per person, Contact Jack Menosky (440) 543-2811 or email tjmeno@aol.com

Travel with the Young of Heart
July 22-25
St. Anselm Young of Heart has a trip planned to Springfield and Chicago, IL July 22-25. A day will be spent touring Springfield, “The Land of Lincoln. “ A visit will be made to the Lincoln Museum, the Old State Capitol, the Lincoln Tomb and more. Then they will go to Chicago and have a guided tour of the town, visit the Navy Pier, the Shedd Aquarium, the observation deck at the Willis Tower, go on a cruise, and have fun at the Tommy Guns Garage dinner show. Six meals are included. Cost is $568 ($580 non-members). Final payment is due July 5th. For reservations call Nancy Battenfield at 440-729-9684.  Bus will depart from St. Anselm Church in Chesterland.

Theater Clinic
July 22-Aug 8
Ravenna Recreation Department is offering a Summer Theater Clinic for boys and girls under the direction of Ric Hughes, Director of the Ravenna All-City Musical.   The Clinic will be held July 22nd – August 8th – Monday through Friday at West Park School.  Registration is now through July 14th. Beginning July 15th there is a $10 late fee if any openings.  Cost is $20 for city taxpayers or $25 for non-city taxpayers.   Fee includes breakfast each morning.  Children 4th- 7th grade in the fall 2013 : 8-9:15am. Children K – 3rd grade in the fall 2013: 8:45 – 10 am. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student there is something for everyone in this clinic. Two public performances will be held August 8th at 1 and 7pm.   You can register on our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us  or in person at the Ravenna Parks and Recreation department at 530 N. Freedom Street. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us at 330-296-2864.

G-Men Football Golf Scramble
July 26
Help support the G-Men! 4-Person 18-Hole Golf Scramble will be held Friday, July 26 at Sugarbush Golf Course.  $90 per person / $360 per team. Includes catered dinner and prizes. $400 cash prize for lowest score. Hole sponsorship available $100. To register or for more info call Aaron 330-524-2646 or Head Coach Mike Moser 330-472-0325

Rummage Sale & Concert
July 26-28
Rummage Sale and Concert will be at Christ Covenant Church, Rte 87 in Middlefield, June 27th  from 9am-7pm and July 28th from 9am-3pm. Rummage Sale includes Bake Sale and Chinese Auction – Donations welcome. Also, during the event weekend at Christ Covenant, Praise Concert:  July 26th at 7pm Featuring “Spirit Bound” quartet and Gail Mangeri, Soloist. No admission fee, Benefit for Charity Children’s Ministries

Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event
July 27
Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event at Ravenna High School on July 27.  The day will include several educational sessions focusing on diabetic health, expert advice, free snacks, lunch, giveaways, and exhibitors with information.  Some of the topics will include: Obesity & Diabetes, Preventing long term complications, Diabetic Drugs, and Truth behind Diabetes and Your Feet. This year, a special guest will join the event.  Mr. Marcus Dupree, former NFL and AFL player.  Dupree will be on hand to share his journey with Type II diabetes. Please call 330.297.3456 to register for this one day event.  Registration is free but space is limited.  Call today!

Middlefield Summerfest Parade
July 27
American Legion Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will participate in the Middlefield Summerfest Parade on  July 27 at 11am. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for details

5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
July 27
2013 Run For Hope 5k & 1-Mile Fun Run / Walk at New Hope Christian Fellowship 11051 E. Washington St. Auburn, OH  44023.  Driveway entrance if off of Auburn Rd.  Run/ Walk will be held July 27 at 8am. 5K  $20 pre-registration, $25 race day registration, 1 Mile $10 registration. Proceeds to benefit Dominican Republic Mission Water Purification Plant Project. To register go to www.greaterclevelandxc.com

The Longshot
Aug 2
The Longshot will perform from 7-10pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion Intersection of Center Street & Quarry Street on Aug 2nd

Bainbridge Swing Dance
Aug 2
Blues DeVille will be playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on Aug 2nd at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Blues DeVille is known for playingBlues, Swing, Old Soul, even a little Zydeco. Dance lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

Crestwood Primary Offers Summer Safety Town Program
August 5-9
Crestwood Primary School (CPS), in conjunction with their PTO, is offering Safety Town for Fall 2013 kindergarteners. The program will run from August 5 – 9 at CPS from 9 – 11:30 am and will cover fire, bus, playground safety, stranger awareness and other important topics to help your child learn to stay safe. Register by July 1 at a reduced rate of $25 per child. If space allows, late registration will be take on August 5 at a cost of $35 per child. For more information, call (330) 931-0568 or email crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com
Tennis Camp
Aug 5-8
Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held August 5 to 8 (rain date is August 9). From 8:30-10:30am for ages 5 to 15 years. Fee is $27.00 for city taxpayers and $32.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is August 2. After August 2 there is a $10 late fee. For more information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us

Tour De Metz
Aug 10
The Metzenbaum Foundation & The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities presents: TOUR DE METZ! This events will be held Aug 10th at The Metzenbaum Center is located at; 8200 Cedar Road, Chesterland. Ride registration is at 8am, ride begins at 9am. The ride is a 15 or 30 mile loop through scenic Geauga County. Cost is $30 per rider or $75 for a family of three or more. Rest stops, refreshments, and SAG support available. Includes lunch, T-shirts, goodie bags, raffles and more! Register Online at: www.signmeup.com/91080. Contact Kelly Ericsson at 440.729.9406 or kericsson@geaugadd.org for more information!

Flea Market  at Mantua Center School
Aug 24
A Flea Marked will be held on August 24th at Mantua Center School, 11741 Center Road in Mantua. Sign up now for your table.  Sell anything except guns and controlled substances.  New items, used items, crafts, whatever.  $10 for 8’x10’ space if you bring your own table, $15 if we provide the table.  A fundraiser for the women’s group of Mantua Center Christian Church.  Call Carol at 330-562-8869

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5K Race / 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk

Register Today!

The Garrettsville SummerFest and the Friends of Melana Foundation (www.stopkidscancer.org) is planning the 3rd Annual 5k Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.  It will be held on June 30th, in downtown Garrettsville at 9:00 AM. Come out and support a great cause.  All proceeds from the event go towards research for the most dreaded childhood disease, glioma brain cancer.  Currently research for this disease is grossly underfunded. Race registration can be made on-line at www.summerfest5k.eventbrite.com.  Walkers are welcome to participate in both events.  Participants are encouraged to obtain pledge donations.  Pledge forms can be obtained on the website and all pledge monies can be turned in the day of the event.

 

Volunteers Needed

Now

Big Brothers and Big Sister volunteers needed – 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. Call today 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org

 

Picnic in the Park

Thursdays

No school, no lunch?  Hilltop Christian Church can help! This summer one day of each week we will be serving lunch at the Mantua Village Park.  Picnic in the park is free & open to all, kids and adults.  Serving Thursdays starting on June 20th through August 1st.  (Skip July 4th) Serving times are 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Play in the park and have lunch too!  See you there!

 

Praise & Worship Service

Saturdays

Southington UMC Praise and Worship service – every Saturday at 7pm. The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make it Sunday morning? Try us!

 

Solar Day

June 21

The longest day of the year is something that should be celebrated, But how? Join Geauga Park District on June 21, for fun solar experiments and safe viewing of the sun! Solar Day / Summer Solstice Open House from – 3 to 9 pm at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay Street, Montville Township

 

Help Me Grow

June 21

The Geauga County Help Me Grow Program is holding its annual children’s clothing and toy giveaway on June 21st at The Metzenbaum Center, 8200 Cedar Road. All Geauga families are invited to attend this free event between 10am and 12pm.

 

The House Band

June 21

The House Band will perform from 7:30-11:30pm on Broad Street, downtown Newton Falls on June 21.

 

Youth Cheerleading Uniform Fittings

June 21 & 27

Youth cheerleading uniform fittings will be June 21st and June 27th at the Garrettsville Village Park from 5-7pm. All money will be due at this time. Please plan on attending one of these dates even if you do not need a new uniform, we will be ordering warm ups at the same time. Also if you have a uniform that no longer fits and you would like to resell it please bring it with you! Questions or concerns please contact Laurie Norton at 330-904-4791

 

“Dig In” to Your State

June 22

Summer is here, and it’s time to get out and explore!  Discover exciting travel ideas at the Garrettsville Library.  “Dig In” to Your State: Great Ohio Road Trips will be presented on June 22 at 11:00am as part of the Garrettsville Library’s adult summer reading program series.  Learn about popular Ohio getaways, day trips, and travel research information to plan your perfect summer vacation.  This program is open to participants ages 18 and up, and registration is limited.  Please call 330-527-4378, or visit the library to register.

 

8th Annual Golf Outing

June 22

8th annual Golf Outing for county citizens with developmental disabilities will be,  June 22 at Tanglewood National Golf Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. Modified Shotgun Start at 1pm. Dinner and  prizes will follow at 6:00 pm. Other activities include 50/50.  To register or for more information, contact Kelly Ericsson at 440.729.9406 or kericsson@geaugadd.org. Registration deadline is June 17, 2013. Hole, Competition, and Buy-The-Flag sponsorships are available!

 

Fix It in the Farmland

June 22

Fix It in the Farmland clinics June 22 at Tractor Supply  in Middlefield. Cost is $15

 

Strawberry Festival

June 22

Christian Women’s Fellowship First Christian Church, 17 North Center Street in Newton Falls will hold their Strawberry Festival on June 22nd, beginning at noon. Strawberries and all the fixin’s, hot dogs, sloppy joes, coffee will be available.

 

Free Teen Movie & Wiener Roast

June 22

Join us for a movie and popcorn, and wiener roast at a bonfire on June 22nd from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Windham Church of Christ. 9837 Wolf Road, Windham. All teens (age 13-19) are invited to attend. Save this date for a night of fun!

 

Annual Chicken BBQ & Yard sale

June 22

The Lake Milton Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Chicken BBQ and sale on June 22nd at 942 Grandview Road in Lake Milton. The yard sale will be from 9am-6pm, with the Chicken BBQ from 12-6. The menu will consist of ½ chicken cooked over an open fire (plain or BBQ), parsley potatoes, choice of side dishes, roll & butter, homemade dessert and beverage. The donation will be $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Good Food, Good Company and no tip! Eat in or carry out. If you are interest in free yard sale space please call: (330) 654-3396.

 

Ice cream, Cookies and Video

June 22

The Mantua Restoration Society is holding a fundraiser at the Mantua Center School (just north of SR82 on Center Road).  Doors open at 5pm, with ice cream and cookies available, and an opportunity to purchase tickets ($1 each or 6 for $5) on a unique raffle quilt created by Ellie Monroe, combining a depiction of the school and traditional pieced blocks.  At 7pm a video, “Sojer Boys: Portage County’s Connection to the Civil War” will be shown.  A donation of $5 per individual or $10 for a family will cover food and video.  Help us preserve our historic building.

 

Windham Athletic Boosters Casino Bus Trip

June 22

The Windham Athletic Boosters are hosting a casiono bus trip to Presque Isle in Erie, PA. All proceeds benefit the building of the baseball/softball field. Bus leaves from Windham High School at 2pm and returns by 11 pm.  $40 per ticket. Each person receives $35 free game play.

50/50 and door prizes. MUST HAVE DRIVERS LISCENSE TO RECEIVE FREE GAME PLAY.  Contact Dawn Kilgore at 216-406-0019; Denise Dean at 330-717-1029 or Diana Knight at 330-571-3532

 

Amateur Radio Field Day Event

June 22-23

The Portage County Amateur Radio Service (PCARS) will be holding its annual Field Day event at the Ravenna City Park on Oakwood Street in Ravenna from 2 pm on June 22 thru 2 pm on June 23. Field Day is sponsored nationally by the American Radio Relay League as a field operation for ham radio operators who provide emergency communications as well as a public demonstration of amateur radio activities. Community members and public officials are invited to stop by and learn more about amateur radio and the many facets of the hobby.  There will even be a station for members of the public to operate on the air.  For more information check the PCARS web site at www.portcars.org or contact the PCARS President, Tom Sly, WB8LCD, at 330-554-4650 or wb8lcd@portcars.org

 

Farmers Market

June 22-Oct 12

The Rotary Club of Mantua is sponsoring the 9th annual Farmers Market. The location will be at the Christ Lutheran Church parking lot at 10827 S.R 44, in Mantua.  The market will run every Saturday, from June 22 – October 12. The hours will be 9am-12:30pm.  The cost is $5.00 if you sign up for 8 week-ends or more.  For those who sign up for fewer the cost is $7.00. New vendors are being accepted.  Applications may be obtained by contacting Dean Olson. 330-351-3035

 

So Sews Meeting

June 24

The American Sewing Guild- Niles Chapter Neighborhood Group Southington So Sews meets June 24 at 9:30 am at Southington Christian Church, St. Rt. 534, Southington. YoYo cardinals demo by Dot Porter. Contact Jennie Roberts @ 330 847-7386.

 

Vacation Bible School

June 24 -28

Colossal Coaster World’s Thrill Seekers VBS for 7th – 12th graders at New Hope Baptist Church in Windham is June 24th -28th. Pre-registration is available at NewHopeWindham.org on the VBS page under the Our Services tab. New Hope is located at 9809 East Center Street in Windham.

 

Free Community Dinner

June 25

A free community dinner will be held June 25th from 5-6 pm at the Windham American Legion, 9960 Center Street. Everyone welcome – no take outs – while supplies last. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach, Warren, OH

 

RFC Dinner

June 27

Everyone is invited June 27th, 5-6:30 pm to another great meal at Renaissance Family Center of Windham, Ohio

 

Free Car Wash

June 29

First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, is hosting a free car wash on Saturday, June 29 from 11am to 1pm for anyone who would like their car washed for free.

Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show

June 29

Portage Lakes Antique &  Classic Boat Show will be held on June 29 at, On Tap at The Harbor and The Boathouse (formerly Hook, Line,& Drinkers)Docks, 562 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, OH 44319 from 9 AM to 3 PM, Rain or Shine. FREE ADMISSION

 

Sex In The Garden

June 29

Unbelievable things plants do…And don’t squish that bug! Event will be June 29th from 9:30-11:30am. Cost is $15. Discover how and why plants use their characteristics such as shape, color, scent, and other means to accomplish fertilization.  Insects are an important part in this process.  Learn about the advantageous relationships between plants and insects.  Find out why a plant attracts a particular insect and how both benefit.  Light refreshments provided.  All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.  Make your check payable to OSU Extension and mail to: PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387.www.geauga.osu.edu

 

Secret Garden: A private blend of art and nature

June 29

Visit the beautiful Draime Estate Gardens on the north edge of Warren from 10:00-11:30am. This private estate is closed to the public and its specialty gardens are managed by Kent State University. A variety of rare and native plants are found in the well planned perennial garden, the formal English and Italian gardens, conifer collection, walled gardens, and water gardens. The grounds also contain a unique sculpture collection by Caroline Stacey. Limited enrollment. Hiking Fee: $8 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($12 for non-members). Register by phone (330.569.6003) or email (sorrickmw@hiram.edu). Directions will be sent upon registration.

 

Youth Fishing Education Program

June 29

The Eagle Creek Conservation Club is presenting a free fishing clinic for all boys and girls ages 4 to 15 on June 29from 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 22. 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 Don Cummings, club president, at (330) 872-1075, email at info@eaglecreekconservationclub.com, or by mailing your name, address, phone number, and age to: Don Cummings – Eagle Creek CC 2587 Newton Tomlinson Rd. Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

 

Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.

June 30

Motorcyclists can participate in a 2-hour scenic ride through beautiful Geauga County on Sunday, June 30, 2013. The ride starts at Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton, OH (14373 N Cheshire St) and will be led by Sheriff Dan McClelland and his dog, “Midge”. Registration opens at 8:00am and the $25.00 per motorcycle fee includes breakfast. Onsite food vendor and other fun activities will be available upon return to the fairgrounds.  Visit www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com or www.habitatgeauga.org for details. Sponsorship Opportunities For Motorcycle Run Deadline June 30. Become a Sponsor of the ride to help Geauga County Veterans who qualify with home repairs and renovations. Sponsor Levels include: Master Builder-$1,000; Hammer Swinger-$500; Construction Buddy-$250; and Helping Hand-$100. The funds raised from this year’s event will go to purchase building materials and supply quality construction supervision courtesy of Geauga County Habitat for Humanity. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com.

 

Annual Outdoor Worship Service

June 30

Parkman Congregational Church Annual Outdoor Worship Service and Church Picnic will be June 30th – Worship Service begins at 11:00 AM, at Overlook Pavilion at Camp Chickagami Burgers, Hot Dogs & Beverages provided. Please bring a dish to share.

 

Deal or No Deal

June 30 

The Garfield Band Boosters will again present “Deal or No Deal” at Summerfest!  Please join us on June 30th at 3pm for your chance to win $500.  Entry tickets are $5 and will be available Summerfest weekend from band members and at the band booster booth on Main Street.  Come join the fun, win some money and support the band.

 

Breakfast in the Park

June 30

Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invites you on June 30th for a delicious all you can eat pancake breakfast at Sunny Lake Park (885 Mennonite Rd. Aurora 44202 – boathouse pavilion) from 9-11am.  Let our team of volunteers cook you breakfast (pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee) while you enjoy the scenic view or a 2 mile walk/jog around Sunny Lake.  Cost:  $6 adults, $4 kids 3-10 yrs., under 3 yrs. free! Rain or Shine!  Dog walkers welcome!

 

Blood Drive

July 3

Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a blood drive in their showroom, 104-A East Broad St in Newton Falls on July 3 from 2-6pm. All who come will recieive an American Red Cross baseball hat, a free ice cream cone coupon courtesy of Dairy Queen and will be entered to win a $25 gas gift card from Falls Home Remodeling.

 

Community Yard Sale

July 6

First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, will be sponsoring a community yard sale on its property on July 6 from 9 am to 3 pm.  Space is free and available on a first come, first served bases.  A limited number of tables are also available upon request.  To reserve a spot to sell your items, call 330-671-1426 or 330-326-2293.

 

What’s all the Racquet?

July 6, 13, 20, 27

If you have wanted to pick-up, dust off, or rediscover your tennis savvy, July may be the month for you. Every Saturday in July from 8 till 9am, there will be a very informal tennis “Clinic”, on the courts in Windham Park. Alan Finn in co-operation with the Parks department and supported by the Windham UMC, will help teach the “basics” of the game. There is no age restriction, but we will only be going over the fundamentals of the game. There is no fee, and some equipment is available for use if needed. Any questions please e-mail Alan at Finn2538@hotmail.com, or leave a message on the Church answering machine (330-326-2571). Have experience, but having a hard time finding others who play, stop by @ 9am after the clinic.

 

Annual 5K Freedom Run & 1 Mile Mutt Strut

July 7

Annual 5K Freedom Run & 1 Mile Mutt Strut will be July 7th. Race sponsored by Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora.  Registration time: 8am.  Race time: 9am. The race be held at, 8819 North Spring Valley Park Dr. in Bainbridge Twp., 44023.  Pre-registration is $15.00 before July 5, & $20 on race day. The race will begin and end at Spring Valley Lake.  By participating in this event, you will be raising funds needed to provide excellent animal care for unwanted, dismissed and retired racing greyhounds waiting for their forever homes.  Pre-register at www.active.com    Search:  Freedom Run 5k, Chagrin Falls, OH.  Details regarding this event can be found on www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org   Awards for: Top male and female in the 5K run, Top three finishers in each of the following age groups: 14-and-under, 15 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 and over.  Top dog in Mutt Strut.  All welcome!

 

Tennis Lessons

July 8-31

Ravenna Parks and Rec is offering Youth Tennis lessons Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 to July 31, 2013 at John Tontimonia City Park Tennis Courts.  Ages 6 to 10 years from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., ages 11 to 14 years from 11:10 to 12:10 p.m.  City taxpayer fee is $32; non-city taxpayers pay $37.  Participants should bring own racquet. If not racquets are provided. Tennis balls are provided. A Light Breakfast/Snack will be provided. For more information you can visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or register with Ravenna Recreation, 530 N. Freedom St., Ravenna, or call 330-296-2864, 8 to noon, 1 to 4:15 pm.

 

Spelling Bee

July 11

The 27th Annual Spelling Bee sponsored by Trumbull Retired Teachers will be held on July 11, at 1 pm at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds on Everett-Hull Road . Preregistration for grades 1 through 8 will begin on May 13, and will accepted until June 13. Free admission to the fair (excluding rides) will be offered to all preregistered spellers. A treat bag and certificate will be awarded to all pre-registered spellers. To preregister a child, please call Denise Deltondo at (330)530-4011.

 

Why Teens Kill Seminar

July 11

The Crestwood Lions Club is pleased to bring, Phil Chalmers, teen violence and bullying expert, to the Crestwood Elementary School on July 11 at 7pm. Cost is $10/person. Topics covered will be warning signs, causes, triggers and prevention. Visit PhilChalmers.com for more info. To purchase ticket or for more info contact Mary Hannah (330) 883-9297 or call Phil Chalmer’s office (330) 998-4340

 

Freedom Fairweather Walkers

July 11

Please join us on July 11th, for a leisurely 2 mile stroll around Sunny Lake Park in Aurora (885 Mennonite Rd., Aurora 44202).  We will meet at 6:45pm at the boathouse pavilion.  Walk begins promptly at 7:00pm.  All breeds are welcome! Meet new dog owners! Meet new friends.  If you don’t have a dog to walk, still join us.  We might just have one waiting for you.  Your pooch will receive a treat for being a participant. And it’s absolutely free!

 

AmVets Golf Outing

July 13

Newton Falls AMVETS Post 112 Golf Outing will be held July 13 at Riverview Golf Course.  Call or stop in the Post for sign-up sheets and all information.

 

God’s Backyard Bible Camp

July 15-29

Join in the fun at God’s Backyard Bible Camp July 15th – July 19th! The Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd., will hold Vacation Bible School for children preschool -6th Grade from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  Campers will enjoy outdoor games, music, crafts and snacks each night while being introduced to a central idea and life lesson from a Bible story. Plan now to join the backyard crew in all the fun.   Contact the church office at (330) 872-1564 for more information.

 

Erie Brass Quartette

July 19

The Erie Brass Quartette (Big Band Sounds) will perform from   7-10 pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion, Intersection of Center Street and Quarry Street, Newton Falls on July 19.

 

Kinsman Day

July 20

Kinsman Rotary Chicken BBQ Town-wide yard sales will be July 20th.  BBQ at town park from  11am to 3pm? Yard sales run from 9am to 5pm. Maps are available at Market Square on the square in the center of town. Kinsman on RTs. 5, 7 & 87

 

Golf Tournament

July 21

17th Annual Yoder Brothers Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament will take place at, Fowlers Mill Golf Course in Chesterland on July 21. Breakfast & registration begins at 8:30am, shotgun start 10:30am and dinner at 5pm. Men and Women 4-player team scramble. Guest speaker, prizes, raffle & silent auction. Price is $150 per person, Contact Jack Menosky (440) 543-2811 or email tjmeno@aol.com

 

G-Men Football Golf Scramble

July 26

Help support the G-Men! 4-Person 18-Hole Golf Scramble will be held Friday, July 26 at Sugarbush Golf Course.  $90 per person / $360 per team. Includes catered dinner and prizes. $400 cash prize for lowest score. Hole sponsorship available $100. To register or for more info call Aaron 330-524-2646 or Head Coach Mike Moser 330-472-0325

 

Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event

July 27

Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event at Ravenna High School on July 27.  The day will include several educational sessions focusing on diabetic health, expert advice, free snacks, lunch, giveaways, and exhibitors with information.  Some of the topics will include: Obesity & Diabetes, Preventing long term complications, Diabetic Drugs, and Truth behind Diabetes and Your Feet. This year, a special guest will join the event.  Mr. Marcus Dupree, former NFL and AFL player.  Dupree will be on hand to share his journey with Type II diabetes. Please call 330.297.3456 to register for this one day event.  Registration is free but space is limited.  Call today!

 

The Longshot

Aug 2

The Longshot will perform from 7-10pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion Intersection of Center Street & Quarry Street on Aug 2nd

 

Crestwood Primary Offers Summer Safety Town Program

August 5-9

Crestwood Primary School (CPS), in conjunction with their PTO, is offering Safety Town for Fall 2013 kindergarteners. The program will run from August 5 – 9 at CPS from 9 – 11:30 am and will cover fire, bus, playground safety, stranger awareness and other important topics to help your child learn to stay safe. Register by July 1 at a reduced rate of $25 per child. If space allows, late registration will be take on August 5 at a cost of $35 per child. For more information, call (330) 931-0568 or email crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com

 

Tennis Camp

Aug 5-8

Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held August 5 to 8 (rain date is August 9). From 8:30-10:30am for ages 5 to 15 years. Fee is $27.00 for city taxpayers and $32.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is August 2. After August 2 there is a $10 late fee. For more information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us

Tour De Metz

Aug 10th

The Metzenbaum Foundation & The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities presents: TOUR DE METZ! This events will be held Aug 10th at The Metzenbaum Center is located at; 8200 Cedar Road, Chesterland. Ride registration is at 8am, ride begins at 9am. The ride is a 15 or 30 mile loop through scenic Geauga County. Cost is $30 per rider or $75 for a family of three or more. Rest stops, refreshments, and SAG support available. Includes lunch, T-shirts, goodie bags, raffles and more! Register Online at: www.signmeup.com/91080. Contact Kelly Ericsson at 440.729.9406 or kericsson@geaugadd.org for more information!

 

Flea Market  at Mantua Center School

Aug 24

A Flea Marked will be held on August 24th at Mantua Center School, 11741 Center Road in Mantua. Sign up now for your table.  Sell anything except guns and controlled substances.  New items, used items, crafts, whatever.  $10 for 8’x10’ space if you bring your own table, $15 if we provide the table.  A fundraiser for the women’s group of Mantua Center Christian Church.  Call Carol at 330-562-8869

 

 

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5K Race / 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk

Register Today!

The Garrettsville SummerFest and the Friends of Melana Foundation (www.stopkidscancer.org) is planning the 3rd Annual 5k Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.  It will be held on June 30th, in downtown Garrettsville at 9:00 AM. Come out and support a great cause.  All proceeds from the event go towards research for the most dreaded childhood disease, glioma brain cancer.  Currently research for this disease is grossly underfunded. Race registration can be made on-line at www.summerfest5k.eventbrite.com.  Walkers are welcome to participate in both events.  Participants are encouraged to obtain pledge donations.  Pledge forms can be obtained on the website and all pledge monies can be turned in the day of the event.

 

Picnic in the Park

Thursdays

No school, no lunch?  Hilltop Christian Church can help! This summer one day of each week we will be serving lunch at the Mantua Village Park.  Picnic in the park is free & open to all, kids and adults.  Serving Thursdays starting on June 20th through August 1st.  (Skip July 4th) Serving times are 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Play in the park and have lunch too!  See you there!

 

Praise & Worship Service

Saturdays

Southington UMC Praise and Worship service – every Saturday at 7pm. The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make it Sunday morning? Try us!

 

Senior Moments

June 13

Dinner for individuals 50 or older, June 13 from 6-8pm at New Hope Baptist Church: 9809 East Center St. in Windham. Rides are available if you are a resident of Garrettsville or Windham 330-326-3777

Windham Fire Dept. Carnival

June 13-16

Windham Fire Dept. Carnival will be June 13th-16th – Rides, games, food, live music Saturday evening. Parade will be at noon on Saturday. $50 buy in 75% payout Texas hold ‘em tour at the Fire Station on June 15th, at 4pm; doors open at noon for cash game. Pre-sale tickets get 5,000 extra in chips. No smoking or alcohol. Free food and drinks. Any questions please call Kenny Shearer (330) 219-2571

 

Fish Fry

June 14

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry: June 14th from 4-7:30 pm. Fish, shrimp or combo, chicken tenders also available. Dinner Includes: baked potato or French fries, green beans, applesauce or coleslaw, & dinner roll. All dinners are $8.50 each. To go orders welcome! Call 330-527-2330

 

2013 Women’s Conference

June 14 -15 

The 2013 Women’s Conference will be held at, Covenant Bible Fellowship, 8146 High St, Garrettsville. June 14 from 6:30-9 pm. June 15- Check-in/registration 8-9 am, Conference 9 am-9 pm. Setapartgirl simulcast featuring Leslie Ludy speaking on Consecration: Made Strong to Be Poured Out. Friday free. Saturday, $20 by May 31; $25 after. Includes morning refreshments, lunch and dinner Saturday. Ask about group and family rates. Registration/details at www.cbfsetapartgirlconference.wordpress.com or 330-219-0998.

 

Rummage Sale

June 14 & 15

Hiram Rapids Historical Church will hold a rummage sale on June 14th and 15th from 9am-5pm. The church is located at the corner of Allyn and Winchell Roads. Items featured include: china, furniture, crystal pieces, TV’s, men, women and children’s clothing, and large painting. We also have 4 nice bikes. Something for everyone!

 

Gospel Concert

June 15

Ravenna Chapter #46 Order of the Eastern Star Presents their 2nd annual gospel concert, June 15th at the Ravenna Masonic Complex, 4785 Washington Ave (corner of S.R. 14). Concert will feature The Gospel Echoes Quartet and Singing Weavers. Tickets are advance sale only – dinner and concert $20.00. Dinner will be at 6pm and concert will start at 7pm. For reservations please contact Ruth & Chuck Denniso.

Hogs & Dogs Poker Run

June 15

Join us – June 15th for the Hogs & Dogs Poker Run  to benefit Portage APL! Enjoy refreshments, raffles and a great party on the patio at the Big Dog in Ravenna. Registration starts at 11am at Portage APL  8122 Infirmary Rd. Ravenna.  First bike out at 12pm. Pre-reg $15 rider and $10 passenger before June 10, 2013. Call 330.296.4022 for more information or to register!

 

Spaghetti Dinner

June 15  

Spaghetti and meatball dinner at Portage Faith United Methodist Church, 9922 St. Rt. 44, Mantua.  4:30 pm – 7 pm includes tossed salad, beverage and dessert.  Carry-outs available.  Adults – $8, Ages 5 – 8 $5, 4 and under FREE.

 

Ravenna Summer Fest

June 15

Crafters and Vendors needed. Register now. The return of Ravenna Summer Fest is June 15 from 10am-6pm. We are currently looking for vendors and crafters to add to the day’s activities and car show. Please contact Susie (330) 296-3779 or Barb (330) 297-6684

 

Summer Trunk Sale

June 15

St. William Church Summer Trunk Sale will be held June 15 from 8am-1:30pm.  80 Vendors, held in Church Parking Lot located at; 5431 Mahoning Ave. in Champion, OH. Plan to stop by to shop, there is something for everyone. For more information contact Debi:  (330) 885-0885.

 

Nature Camp

June 17-21 

Summer wouldn’t be the same without Nature Camp! Join in the tradition of catching slimy pollywogs, slithering snakes, pinching crawfish and much more as kids learn about nature. It’s naturally fun! For children ages 11-14 (June 17-21) and ages 3-10 (July 8-12 or July 29-August 2). Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram or call (330) 569-6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu for more details.

 

Ravenna Kiwanis meeting

June 18 

Villager columnist Mialie T. Szymanski will be the guest speaker at the next Ravenna Kiwanis meeting, June 18th discussing how children’s literature can change the world one child at a time. The Ravenna Kiwanis meet at noon at the Ravenna Elks Club, 776 N. Freedom Street in Ravenna, and meetings are open to the public. Copies of Miss Szymanski’s books will be available for purchase and signing at the presentation. Please call Kiwanis member Judy Wilson at (330) 569-7508 for more information (330) 626-1260

 

Community Meal

June 18

Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, and apple crisp are on the menu for this month’s Loaves and Fishes meal at Covenant Bible Fellowship (8146 High Street, Garrettsville) on June 18th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. We have no income restrictions and enjoy serving everyone who attends. We look forward to fellowshipping with everyone while enjoying a home cooked meal. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to call 330.527.4205.

 

Annual Gardening Event

June 19

Geauga Co. MGV Annual Gardening Event comes to Burton Century Village, June 19 from 10am – 4 pm. 100’s of plants, familiar and exotic, as well as unique one of a kind garden art pieces, fun attic treasures, divine desserts, free horticulture demonstrations and “ask the expert.”  A full day of fun activities.  Proceeds fund the Geauga Co. Master Gardener Volunteers Scholarship Fund.  440-834-4656  www.geauga.osu.edu

 

Let’s Build a Community

June 19

Let’s Build Community at the Center.  Open community days at the gymnasium at the old Mantua Center School, 11741 Mantua Center Rd. (just north of SR 82) will continue, but now on the first and third Wednesdays (changed from Tuesday) of each month, with reduced hours of 10am to 4 pm.  Potluck lunch at noon.  Meet with friends, or make some new ones.  Play cards or other games, learn quilt piecing or crochet.  Help work a challenging new jigsaw puzzle which was started on May first.  Not just for seniors!  Folks of all ages are invited, but youngsters must have supervision.

 

Computer Recycling

June 19 & 20

The James A. Garfield School District will be conducting a computer recycling campaign June 19th & 20th.  Community members may drop off old computers at the bus garage from 6 am – 8pm on June 19th, and 6am – 2pm on June 20th.

 

USWA Monthly Meeting

June 20

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 June 20th at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren. Special guest speaker and refreshments will be served.

 

Solar Day

June 21

The longest day of the year is something that should be celebrated, But how? Join Geauga Park District on June 21, for fun solar experiments and safe viewing of the sun! Solar Day / Summer Solstice Open House from – 3 to 9 pm at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay Street, Montville Township

 

Help Me Grow

June 21

The Geauga County Help Me Grow Program is holding its annual children’s clothing and toy giveaway on June 21st at The Metzenbaum Center, 8200 Cedar Road. All Geauga families are invited to attend this free event between 10am and 12pm. We will be accepting donations of gently used children’s clothing and toys from June 17th through June 19th. We are not able to accept stuffed animals, cribs or car seats. If you are interested in making a donation or want more information about the giveaway, please contact Geauga County Help Me Grow at 440-729-5250.

 

Trumbull Mobile Meals Golf Outing

June 21

The 8th Annual Trumbull Mobile Meals Golf Outing will feature a 10:00 Shotgun Start, June 21, 2013 at the Riverview Golf Course in Newton Falls, OH.  All golfers will receive a morning snack, lunch, and a Saratoga steak dinner after the event.  Door prizes, skill prizes, team prizes, favors, skins and mulligans, 50/50 raffle and much more will make for a great day of fun and fellowship.  If you are unable to golf, but would still like to help, TMM would appreciate your support in any way possible. Individual golfers, teams, sponsors and supporters can call the Trumbull Mobile Meals office at 330.94.2538 for more information.

 

The House Band

June 21

The House Band will perform from 7:30-11:30pm on Broad Street, downtown Newton Falls on June 21.

 

“Dig In” to Your State

June 22

Summer is here, and it’s time to get out and explore!  Discover exciting travel ideas at the Garrettsville Library.  “Dig In” to Your State: Great Ohio Road Trips will be presented on June 22 at 11:00am as part of the Garrettsville Library’s adult summer reading program series.  Learn about popular Ohio getaways, day trips, and travel research information to plan your perfect summer vacation.  This program is open to participants ages 18 and up, and registration is limited.  Please call 330-527-4378, or visit the library to register.

 

8th Annual Golf Outing

June 22

8th annual Golf Outing for county citizens with developmental disabilities will be,  June 22 at Tanglewood National Golf Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. Modified Shotgun Start at 1pm. Dinner and  prizes will follow at 6:00 pm. Other activities include 50/50.  To register or for more information, contact Kelly Ericsson at 440.729.9406 or kericsson@geaugadd.org. Registration deadline is June 17, 2013. Hole, Competition, and Buy-The-Flag sponsorships are available!

 

Fix It in the Farmland

June 22

Fix It in the Farmland clinics June 22 at Tractor Supply  in Middlefield. Cost is $15

 

Free Teen Movie & Wiener Roast

June 22

Join us for a movie and popcorn, and wiener roast at a bonfire on June 22nd from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Windham Church of Christ. 9837 Wolf Road, Windham. All teens (age 13-19) are invited to attend. Save this date for a night of fun!

 

Annual Chicken BBQ & Yard sale

June 22

The Lake Milton Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Chicken BBQ and sale on June 22nd at 942 Grandview Road in Lake Milton. The yard sale will be from 9am-6pm, with the Chicken BBQ from 12-6. The menu will consist of ½ chicken cooked over an open fire (plain or BBQ), parsley potatoes, choice of side dishes, roll & butter, homemade dessert and beverage. The donation will be $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Good Food, Good Company and no tip! Eat in or carry out. If you are interest in free yard sale space please call: (330) 654-3396.

 

Ice cream, Cookies and Video

June 22

The Mantua Restoration Society is holding a fundraiser at the Mantua Center School (just north of SR82 on Center Road).  Doors open at 5pm, with ice cream and cookies available, and an opportunity to purchase tickets ($1 each or 6 for $5) on a unique raffle quilt created by Ellie Monroe, combining a depiction of the school and traditional pieced blocks.  At 7pm a video, “Sojer Boys: Portage County’s Connection to the Civil War” will be shown.  A donation of $5 per individual or $10 for a family will cover food and video.  Help us preserve our historic building.

 

Amateur Radio Field Day Event

June 22-23

The Portage County Amateur Radio Service (PCARS) will be holding its annual Field Day event at the Ravenna City Park on Oakwood Street in Ravenna from 2 pm on June 22 thru 2 pm on June 23. Field Day is sponsored nationally by the American Radio Relay League as a field operation for ham radio operators who provide emergency communications as well as a public demonstration of amateur radio activities. Community members and public officials are invited to stop by and learn more about amateur radio and the many facets of the hobby.  There will even be a station for members of the public to operate on the air.  For more information check the PCARS web site at www.portcars.org or contact the PCARS President, Tom Sly, WB8LCD, at 330-554-4650 or wb8lcd@portcars.org

 

Farmers Market

June 22-Oct 12

The Rotary Club of Mantua is sponsoring the 9th annual Farmers Market. The location will be at the Christ Lutheran Church parking lot at 10827 S.R 44, in Mantua.  The market will run every Saturday, from June 22 – October 12. The hours will be 9am-12:30pm.  The cost is $5.00 if you sign up for 8 week-ends or more.  For those who sign up for fewer the cost is $7.00. New vendors are being accepted.  Applications may be obtained by contacting Dean Olson. 330-351-3035

 

So Sews Meeting

June 24

The American Sewing Guild- Niles Chapter Neighborhood Group Southington So Sews meets June 24 at 9:30 am at Southington Christian Church, St. Rt. 534, Southington. YoYo cardinals demo by Dot Porter. Contact Jennie Roberts @ 330 847-7386.

 

Cheerleading & Hip Hop Camp

June 24-27

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Cheerleading and Hip Hop Camp for youth ages 5 to 14. The clinic will be held from 8- 10am. Monday through Thursday, June 24 to 27 (Rain date June 28) at John Tontimonia City Park – Tower Lodge.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayers is $27 and all others is $32.  Deadline for standard registration is June 21 and the deadline for online registration is June 18, 2013.  Min 12 and max 50. For more Information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or register with Ravenna Recreation,  (330) 296-2864

 

Vacation Bible School

June 24 -28

Colossal Coaster World’s Thrill Seekers VBS for 7th – 12th graders at New Hope Baptist Church in Windham is June 24th -28th. Pre-registration is available at NewHopeWindham.org on the VBS page under the Our Services tab. New Hope is located at 9809 East Center Street in Windham.

 

Free Car Wash

June 29

First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, is hosting a free car wash on Saturday, June 29 from 11am to 1pm for anyone who would like their car washed for free.

 

Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show

June 29

Portage Lakes Antique &  Classic Boat Show will be held on June 29 at, On Tap at The Harbor and The Boathouse (formerly Hook, Line,& Drinkers)Docks, 562 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, OH 44319 from 9 AM to 3 PM, Rain or Shine. FREE ADMISSION

 

Sex In The Garden

June 29

Unbelievable things plants do…And don’t squish that bug! Event will be June 29th from 9:30-11:30am. Cost is $15. Discover how and why plants use their characteristics such as shape, color, scent, and other means to accomplish fertilization.  Insects are an important part in this process.  Learn about the advantageous relationships between plants and insects.  Find out why a plant attracts a particular insect and how both benefit.  Light refreshments provided.  All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.  Make your check payable to OSU Extension and mail to: PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387.www.geauga.osu.edu

 

Secret Garden: A private blend of art and nature

June 29

Visit the beautiful Draime Estate Gardens on the north edge of Warren from 10:00-11:30am. This private estate is closed to the public and its specialty gardens are managed by Kent State University. A variety of rare and native plants are found in the well planned perennial garden, the formal English and Italian gardens, conifer collection, walled gardens, and water gardens. The grounds also contain a unique sculpture collection by Caroline Stacey. Limited enrollment. Hiking Fee: $8 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($12 for non-members). Register by phone (330.569.6003) or email (sorrickmw@hiram.edu). Directions will be sent upon registration.

 

Youth Fishing Education Program

June 29

The Eagle Creek Conservation Club is presenting a free fishing clinic for all boys and girls ages 4 to 15 on June 29from 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 22. 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 Don Cummings, club president, at (330) 872-1075, email at info@eaglecreekconservationclub.com, or by mailing your name, address, phone number, and age to: Don Cummings – Eagle Creek CC 2587 Newton Tomlinson Rd. Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

 

Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.

June 30

Motorcyclists can participate in a 2-hour scenic ride through beautiful Geauga County on Sunday, June 30, 2013. The ride starts at Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton, OH (14373 N Cheshire St) and will be led by Sheriff Dan McClelland and his dog, “Midge”. Registration opens at 8:00am and the $25.00 per motorcycle fee includes breakfast. Onsite food vendor and other fun activities will be available upon return to the fairgrounds.  Visit www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com or www.habitatgeauga.org for details. Sponsorship Opportunities For Motorcycle Run Deadline June 30. Become a Sponsor of the ride to help Geauga County Veterans who qualify with home repairs and renovations. Sponsor Levels include: Master Builder-$1,000; Hammer Swinger-$500; Construction Buddy-$250; and Helping Hand-$100. The funds raised from this year’s event will go to purchase building materials and supply quality construction supervision courtesy of Geauga County Habitat for Humanity. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com.

 

Community Yard Sale

July 6

First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, will be sponsoring a community yard sale on its property on July 6 from 9 am to 3 pm.  Space is free and available on a first come, first served bases.  A limited number of tables are also available upon request.  To reserve a spot to sell your items, call 330-671-1426 or 330-326-2293.

 

What’s all the Racquet?

July 6, 13, 20, 27

If you have wanted to pick-up, dust off, or rediscover your tennis savvy, July may be the month for you. Every Saturday in July from 8 till 9am, there will be a very informal tennis “Clinic”, on the courts in Windham Park. Alan Finn in co-operation with the Parks department and supported by the Windham UMC, will help teach the “basics” of the game. There is no age restriction, but we will only be going over the fundamentals of the game. There is no fee, and some equipment is available for use if needed. Any questions please e-mail Alan at Finn2538@hotmail.com, or leave a message on the Church answering machine (330-326-2571). Have experience, but having a hard time finding others who play, stop by @ 9am after the clinic.

 

Tennis Lessons

July 8-31

Ravenna Parks and Rec is offering Youth Tennis lessons Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 to July 31, 2013 at John Tontimonia City Park Tennis Courts.  Ages 6 to 10 years from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., ages 11 to 14 years from 11:10 to 12:10 p.m.  City taxpayer fee is $32; non-city taxpayers pay $37.  Participants should bring own racquet. If not racquets are provided. Tennis balls are provided. A Light Breakfast/Snack will be provided. For more information you can visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or register with Ravenna Recreation, 530 N. Freedom St., Ravenna, or call 330-296-2864, 8 to noon, 1 to 4:15 pm.

 

Spelling Bee

July 11

The 27th Annual Spelling Bee sponsored by Trumbull Retired Teachers will be held on July 11, at 1 pm at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds on Everett-Hull Road . Preregistration for grades 1 through 8 will begin on May 13, and will accepted until June 13. Free admission to the fair (excluding rides) will be offered to all preregistered spellers. A treat bag and certificate will be awarded to all pre-registered spellers. To preregister a child, please call Denise Deltondo at (330)530-4011.

 

Why Teens Kill Seminar

July 11

The Crestwood Lions Club is pleased to bring, Phil Chalmers, teen violence and bullying expert, to the Crestwood Elementary School on July 11 at 7pm. Cost is $10/person. Topics covered will be warning signs, causes, triggers and prevention. Visit PhilChalmers.com for more info. To purchase ticket or for more info contact Mary Hannah (330) 883-9297 or call Phil Chalmer’s office (330) 998-4340

 

AmVets Golf Outing

July 13

Newton Falls AMVETS Post 112 Golf Outing will be held July 13 at Riverview Golf Course.  Call or stop in the Post for sign-up sheets and all information.

 

God’s Backyard Bible Camp

July 15-29

Join in the fun at God’s Backyard Bible Camp July 15th – July 19th! The Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd., will hold Vacation Bible School for children preschool -6th Grade from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  Campers will enjoy outdoor games, music, crafts and snacks each night while being introduced to a central idea and life lesson from a Bible story. Plan now to join the backyard crew in all the fun.   Contact the church office at (330) 872-1564 for more information.

 

Erie Brass Quartette

July 19

The Erie Brass Quartette (Big Band Sounds) will perform from   7-10 pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion, Intersection of Center Street and Quarry Street, Newton Falls on July 19.

 

Golf Tournament

July 21

17th Annual Yoder Brothers Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament will take place at, Fowlers Mill Golf Course in Chesterland on July 21. Breakfast & registration begins at 8:30am, shotgun start 10:30am and dinner at 5pm. Men and Women 4-player team scramble. Guest speaker, prizes, raffle & silent auction. Price is $150 per person, Contact Jack Menosky (440) 543-2811 or email tjmeno@aol.com

 

G-Men Football Golf Scramble

July 26

Help support the G-Men! 4-Person 18-Hole Golf Scramble will be held Friday, July 26 at Sugarbush Golf Course.  $90 per person / $360 per team. Includes catered dinner and prizes. $400 cash prize for lowest score. Hole sponsorship available $100. To register or for more info call Aaron 330-524-2646 or Head Coach Mike Moser 330-472-0325

 

Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event

July 27

Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event at Ravenna High School on July 27.  The day will include several educational sessions focusing on diabetic health, expert advice, free snacks, lunch, giveaways, and exhibitors with information.  Some of the topics will include: Obesity & Diabetes, Preventing long term complications, Diabetic Drugs, and Truth behind Diabetes and Your Feet. This year, a special guest will join the event.  Mr. Marcus Dupree, former NFL and AFL player.  Dupree will be on hand to share his journey with Type II diabetes. Please call 330.297.3456 to register for this one day event.  Registration is free but space is limited.  Call today!

 

The Longshot

Aug 2

The Longshot will perform from 7-10pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion Intersection of Center Street & Quarry Street on Aug 2nd

 

Crestwood Primary Offers Summer Safety Town Program

August 5-9

Crestwood Primary School (CPS), in conjunction with their PTO, is offering Safety Town for Fall 2013 kindergarteners. The program will run from August 5 – 9 at CPS from 9 – 11:30 am and will cover fire, bus, playground safety, stranger awareness and other important topics to help your child learn to stay safe. Register by July 1 at a reduced rate of $25 per child. If space allows, late registration will be take on August 5 at a cost of $35 per child. For more information, call (330) 931-0568 or email crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com

 

Tennis Camp

Aug 5-8

Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held August 5 to 8 (rain date is August 9). From 8:30-10:30am for ages 5 to 15 years. Fee is $27.00 for city taxpayers and $32.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is August 2. After August 2 there is a $10 late fee. For more information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us

 

Tour De Metz

Aug 10th

The Metzenbaum Foundation & The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities presents: TOUR DE METZ! This events will be held Aug 10th at The Metzenbaum Center is located at; 8200 Cedar Road, Chesterland. Ride registration is at 8am, ride begins at 9am. The ride is a 15 or 30 mile loop through scenic Geauga County. Cost is $30 per rider or $75 for a family of three or more. Rest stops, refreshments, and SAG support available. Includes lunch, T-shirts, goodie bags, raffles and more! Register Online at: www.signmeup.com/91080. Contact Kelly Ericsson at 440.729.9406 or kericsson@geaugadd.org for more information!

 

Flea Market  at Mantua Center School

Aug 24

A Flea Marked will be held on August 24th at Mantua Center School, 11741 Center Road in Mantua. Sign up now for your table.  Sell anything except guns and controlled substances.  New items, used items, crafts, whatever.  $10 for 8’x10’ space if you bring your own table, $15 if we provide the table.  A fundraiser for the women’s group of Mantua Center Christian Church.  Call Carol at 330-562-8869

 

 

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5K Race / 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk

Register Today!

The Garrettsville SummerFest and the Friends of Melana Foundation (www.stopkidscancer.org) is planning the 3rd Annual 5k Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.  It will be held on June 30th, in downtown Garrettsville at 9:00 AM. Come out and support a great cause.  All proceeds from the event go towards research for the most dreaded childhood disease, glioma brain cancer.  Currently research for this disease is grossly underfunded. Race registration can be made on-line at www.summerfest5k.eventbrite.com.  Walkers are welcome to participate in both events.  Participants are encouraged to obtain pledge donations.  Pledge forms can be obtained on the website and all pledge monies can be turned in the day of the event.

 

Free Basketball Camp

Begins June 12

Renaissance Family Center Summer Basketball Camp  starting June 12th for 8 Wednesdays.Starts at 9 with breakfast. Open to boys and girls grades 4 – 7. Lunch included.  Call for information 330-326-3003

 

Yoga Classes

Now- June 27

Yoga classes offered by Ravenna Parks and Recreation are held Thursdays from 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. at Tower Lodge in City Park from June 6- June 27.  Fee for city taxpayers is $32.00 and non-city taxpayer fee is $37.00, drop-in fee $8.00.  Students are encouraged to work at their own pace; bring a mat and wear loose fitting clothing.  To register you can go to our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us  or contact Ravenna Parks and Recreation (330) 296-2864.

 

4th Annual Gold Outing

June 7

The Atwood-Mauck Post 459 is hosting their 4th Annual Golf Outing at Pleasant Hills Golf Course on June 7th. Sign-up Time is 10:30am. Call Bruce (440) 548-5155

 

Book Sale

June 8

The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold its next book sale on June 8 from 9am – 4pm.   Items offered for sale include books, magazines, movies, sheet music, puzzles and vintage items.  Enter the sale through the white doors at the rear of the library.  Burton Public Library is located at 14588 W. Park Street on the square in Burton.  Call 440-834-4466 for more information.

 

Posting the Colors

June 9

The Atwood-Mauck Post 459 is “Posting the Colors” at Westwood Park in Burton on June 9th at 8am. Call Bo (440) 834-8764

 

Newton Falls Summer Concert

June 9

Hogue & Rutan will be performed from 6-9 pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion at the Intersection of Center Street and Quarry Street in Newton Falls

 

Outdoor Worship

June 9

Windham UMC located at, 9051 North Main St. in Windham is offering outdoor worship this summer.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us on the front lawn June 9th at 10am. Stay after for a potluck meal and friendly conversation.  Come and See! God is Good!

 

General James A. Garfield is Coming to Mantua!

June 9

On June 9th, at 7:00 pm, Wayne Enders, portraying General James A. Garfield, will be at the Mantua Christian Church’s sanctuary, which is located on the historic Mantua Center Green (S. R. #82 and Mantua Center Road).  During the presentation, General Garfield will appear as a newly elected congressman to northeast Ohio, a retired major general of the Rebellion and a past president of Hiram College.  This program is FREE and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

 

Fancy Cutters Meeting

June 10

The American Sewing Guild- Niles Chapter Neighborhood Group Fancy Cutters meets June 10th at 10am at Lake Vista, 303 North Mecca St. (Rt. 46) in Cortland, OH. Virginia will be conducting a demo on how to use bias tape markers, with everyone participating. Call Virginia @ 330-847-7549 for details.

 

Kingdom Rock

June 10-14

A summer kids’ event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at Friendship Alliance Church from June 10th-14th. Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long.  Kingdom Rock is for kids from ages 4 through 6th grade and will run from 9-11:45am each day.  On Friday we will have a light lunch after the finale. Registration is free.  For more information, call 440-834-0955.

 

Summer Youth Art Camp

June 10-14

Create fun! Painting, sketching, molding and playing games all of this await children ages 3-15 who participate in Summer Youth Art at Hiram College. Local art teacher Libby Frato-Sweeney and Hiram College students will explore the fun side of art with splatter painting, building giant yarn balls, paper mache, painting pillowcases, drawing portraits and much more. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram or call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu for more details.

 

Vacation Bible School

June 10-14

Vacation Bible School Captive Free at Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Road in Lordstown, June 10-14 from 9am-noon. Ages 3 yrs-8th grade, Pot Luck Supper June 12 Wednesday evening at 6pm followed by concert by Captive Free at 7pm.  (330) 399-7227

 

Employment Open House

June 11

Home Instead Senior Care will be holding an Employment Open House for potential CAREGivers  on June 11, from 9:00am until 12:00 noon at the Home Instead Senior Care office, 705 Oakwood St. Suite 107, Ravenna, OH  44266. Potential CAREGivers can complete an application and receive an interview at that time. For more information call 330-297-1700 or 330-995-1522 or visit www.homeinstead.com.

 

Junior Golf Clinic

June 11-13

Ravenna Recreation is offering Junior Golf Clinic for children ages 8 to 16 years at Windmill Lake Golf Club on June 11-13 from 9:45 to 11 a.m.   This instructional clinic will teach putting, chipping, golf etiquette, iron and wood play. Deadline for registration is June 10. Checks made payable to Windmill Lake Golf Club.  Fee is $40.00.  Min 8 and max 40. For more information visit our website @www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or call (330) 296-2864.

 

“Supper at the Center”

June 12

On the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm, March thru November, the Mantua Center Christian Church (on the township green at the corner of SR82 and Mantua Center Road)  invites all who would enjoy the fellowship of a shared meal to “Supper at the Center.”  (This event broadens the invitation to meal for seniors formerly known as “Over the Hill.”)  Menu varies, but is a full meal, usually including a selection of homemade pies for dessert.  No reservations required.  A donation basket is passed, with any excess above expenses going to charitable causes selected by the women’s group of the church.

 

Material Girls Meeting

June 13

The American Sewing Guild- Niles Chapter Neighborhood Group Material Girls meets June 13 at 6pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N High St. (Route 5) Cortland, OH. Annual Junk in the Trunk sale. Contact Barb @ 330-550-1215 or 330-759-1211.

 

Chunk of Nelson History

June 13

The J. A. Garfield Historical Society has organized a special program on a “Chunk of Nelson History” which will be presented at the Nelson Community House on June 13th, starting at 7:00pm. Everyone is invited to this one-time event and there is no charge.  Please come!

 

Windham Fire Dept. Carnival

June 13-16

Windham Fire Dept. Carnival will be June 13th-16th – Rides, games, food, live music Saturday evening. Parade will be at noon on Saturday. $50 buy in 75% payout Texas hold ‘em tour at the Fire Station on June 15th, at 4pm; doors open at noon for cash game. Pre-sale tickets get 5,000 extra in chips. No smoking or alcohol. Free food and drinks. Any questions please call Kenny Shearer (330) 219-2571

 

Fish Fry

June 14

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry: June 14th from 4-7:30 pm. Fish, shrimp or combo, chicken tenders also available. Dinner Includes: baked potato or French fries, green beans, applesauce or coleslaw, & dinner roll. All dinners are $8.50 each. To go orders welcome! Call 330-527-2330

 

2013 Women’s Conference

June 14 -15 

The 2013 Women’s Conference will be held at, Covenant Bible Fellowship, 8146 High St, Garrettsville. June 14 from 6:30-9 pm. June 15- Check-in/registration 8-9 am, Conference 9 am-9 pm. Setapartgirl simulcast featuring Leslie Ludy speaking on Consecration: Made Strong to Be Poured Out. Friday free. Saturday, $20 by May 31; $25 after. Includes morning refreshments, lunch and dinner Saturday. Ask about group and family rates. Registration/details at www.cbfsetapartgirlconference.wordpress.com or 330-219-0998.

 

Hogs & Dogs Poker Run

June 15

Join us – June 15th for the Hogs & Dogs Poker Run  to benefit Portage APL! Enjoy refreshments, raffles and a great party on the patio at the Big Dog in Ravenna. Registration starts at 11am at Portage APL  8122 Infirmary Rd. Ravenna.  First bike out at 12pm. Pre-reg $15 rider and $10 passenger before June 10, 2013. Call 330.296.4022 for more information or to register!

 

Spaghetti Dinner

June 15  

Spaghetti and meatball dinner at Portage Faith United Methodist Church, 9922 St. Rt. 44, Mantua.  4:30 pm – 7 pm includes tossed salad, beverage and dessert.  Carry-outs available.  Adults – $8, Ages 5 – 8 $5, 4 and under FREE.

 

Ravenna Summer Fest

June 15

Crafters and Vendors needed. Register now. The return of Ravenna Summer Fest is June 15 from 10am-6pm. We are currently looking for vendors and crafters to add to the day’s activities and car show. Please contact Susie (330) 296-3779 or Barb (330) 297-6684

 

Summer Trunk Sale

June 15

St. William Church Summer Trunk Sale will be held June 15 from 8am-1:30pm.  80 Vendors, held in Church Parking Lot located at; 5431 Mahoning Ave. in Champion, OH. Plan to stop by to shop, there is something for everyone. For more information contact Debi:  (330) 885-0885.

 

Nature Camp

June 17-21 

Summer wouldn’t be the same without Nature Camp! Join in the tradition of catching slimy pollywogs, slithering snakes, pinching crawfish and much more as kids learn about nature. It’s naturally fun! For children ages 11-14 (June 17-21) and ages 3-10 (July 8-12 or July 29-August 2). Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram or call (330) 569-6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu for more details.

 

Annual Gardening Event

June 19

Geauga Co. MGV Annual Gardening Event comes to Burton Century Village, June 19 from 10am – 4 pm. 100’s of plants, familiar and exotic, as well as unique one of a kind garden art pieces, fun attic treasures, divine desserts, free horticulture demonstrations and “ask the expert.”  A full day of fun activities.  Proceeds fund the Geauga Co. Master Gardener Volunteers Scholarship Fund.  440-834-4656  www.geauga.osu.edu

 

Let’s Build a Community

June 19

Let’s Build Community at the Center.  Open community days at the gymnasium at the old Mantua Center School, 11741 Mantua Center Rd. (just north of SR 82) will continue, but now on the first and third Wednesdays (changed from Tuesday) of each month, with reduced hours of 10am to 4 pm.  Potluck lunch at noon.  Meet with friends, or make some new ones.  Play cards or other games, learn quilt piecing or crochet.  Help work a challenging new jigsaw puzzle which was started on May first.  Not just for seniors!  Folks of all ages are invited, but youngsters must have supervision.

 

Computer Recycling

June 19 & 20

The James A. Garfield School District will be conducting a computer recycling campaign June 19th & 20th.  Community members may drop off old computers at the bus garage from 6 am – 8pm on June 19th, and 6am – 2pm on June 20th.

The House Band

June 21

The House Band will perform from 7:30-11:30pm on Broad Street, downtown Newton Falls on June 21.

 

Solar Day

June 21

The longest day of the year is something that should be celebrated, But how? Join Geauga Park District on June 21, for fun solar experiments and safe viewing of the sun! Solar Day / Summer Solstice Open House from – 3 to 9 pm at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay Street, Montville Township

 

Help Me Grow

June 21

The Geauga County Help Me Grow Program is holding its annual children’s clothing and toy giveaway on June 21st at The Metzenbaum Center, 8200 Cedar Road. All Geauga families are invited to attend this free event between 10am and 12pm. We will be accepting donations of gently used children’s clothing and toys from June 17th through June 19th. We are not able to accept stuffed animals, cribs or car seats. If you are interested in making a donation or want more information about the giveaway, please contact Geauga County Help Me Grow at 440-729-5250.

 

Trumbull Mobile Meals Golf Outing

June 21

The 8th Annual Trumbull Mobile Meals Golf Outing will feature a 10:00 Shotgun Start, June 21, 2013 at the Riverview Golf Course in Newton Falls, OH.  All golfers will receive a morning snack, lunch, and a Saratoga steak dinner after the event.  Door prizes, skill prizes, team prizes, favors, skins and mulligans, 50/50 raffle and much more will make for a great day of fun and fellowship.  If you are unable to golf, but would still like to help, TMM would appreciate your support in any way possible. Individual golfers, teams, sponsors and supporters can call the Trumbull Mobile Meals office at 330.94.2538 for more information.

 

“Dig In” to Your State

June 22

Summer is here, and it’s time to get out and explore!  Discover exciting travel ideas at the Garrettsville Library.  “Dig In” to Your State: Great Ohio Road Trips will be presented on June 22 at 11:00am as part of the Garrettsville Library’s adult summer reading program series.  Learn about popular Ohio getaways, day trips, and travel research information to plan your perfect summer vacation.  This program is open to participants ages 18 and up, and registration is limited.  Please call 330-527-4378, or visit the library to register.

 

Fix It in the Farmland

June 22

Fix It in the Farmland clinics June 22 at Tractor Supply  in Middlefield. Cost is $15

 

8th Annual Golf Outing

June 22

8th annual Golf Outing for county citizens with developmental disabilities will be,  June 22 at Tanglewood National Golf Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. Modified Shotgun Start at 1pm. Dinner and  prizes will follow at 6:00 pm. Other activities include 50/50.  To register or for more information, contact Kelly Ericsson at 440.729.9406 or kericsson@geaugadd.org. Registration deadline is June 17, 2013. Hole, Competition, and Buy-The-Flag sponsorships are available!

 

Farmers Market

June 22-Oct 12

The Rotary Club of Mantua is sponsoring the 9th annual Farmers Market. The location will be at the Christ Lutheran Church parking lot at 10827 S.R 44, in Mantua.  The market will run every Saturday, from June 22 – October 12. The hours will be 9am-12:30pm.  The cost is $5.00 if you sign up for 8 week-ends or more.  For those who sign up for fewer the cost is $7.00. New vendors are being accepted.  Applications may be obtained by contacting Dean Olson. 330-351-3035

 

So Sews Meeting

June 24

The American Sewing Guild- Niles Chapter Neighborhood Group Southington So Sews meets June 24 at 9:30 am at Southington Christian Church, St. Rt. 534, Southington. YoYo cardinals demo by Dot Porter. Contact Jennie Roberts @ 330 847-7386.

 

Cheerleading & Hip Hop Camp

June 24-27

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Cheerleading and Hip Hop Camp for youth ages 5 to 14. The clinic will be held from 8- 10am. Monday through Thursday, June 24 to 27 (Rain date June 28) at John Tontimonia City Park – Tower Lodge.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayers is $27 and all others is $32.  Deadline for standard registration is June 21 and the deadline for online registration is June 18, 2013.  Min 12 and max 50. For more Information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or register with Ravenna Recreation,  (330) 296-2864

 

Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show

June 29

Portage Lakes Antique &  Classic Boat Show will be held on June 29 at, On Tap at The Harbor and The Boathouse (formerly Hook, Line,& Drinkers)Docks, 562 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, OH 44319 from 9 AM to 3 PM, Rain or Shine. FREE ADMISSION

 

Sex In The Garden

June 29

Unbelievable things plants do…And don’t squish that bug! Event will be June 29th from 9:30-11:30am. Cost is $15. Discover how and why plants use their characteristics such as shape, color, scent, and other means to accomplish fertilization.  Insects are an important part in this process.  Learn about the advantageous relationships between plants and insects.  Find out why a plant attracts a particular insect and how both benefit.  Light refreshments provided.  All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.  Make your check payable to OSU Extension and mail to: PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387.www.geauga.osu.edu

 

Youth Fishing Education Program

June 29

The Eagle Creek Conservation Club is presenting a free fishing clinic for all boys and girls ages 4 to 15 on June 29from 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 22. 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 Don Cummings, club president, at (330) 872-1075, email at info@eaglecreekconservationclub.com, or by mailing your name, address, phone number, and age to: Don Cummings – Eagle Creek CC 2587 Newton Tomlinson Rd. Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

 

Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.

June 30

Motorcyclists can participate in a 2-hour scenic ride through beautiful Geauga County on Sunday, June 30, 2013. The ride starts at Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton, OH (14373 N Cheshire St) and will be led by Sheriff Dan McClelland and his dog, “Midge”. Registration opens at 8:00am and the $25.00 per motorcycle fee includes breakfast. Onsite food vendor and other fun activities will be available upon return to the fairgrounds.  Visit www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com or www.habitatgeauga.org for details. Sponsorship Opportunities For Motorcycle Run Deadline June 30. Become a Sponsor of the ride to help Geauga County Veterans who qualify with home repairs and renovations. Sponsor Levels include: Master Builder-$1,000; Hammer Swinger-$500; Construction Buddy-$250; and Helping Hand-$100. The funds raised from this year’s event will go to purchase building materials and supply quality construction supervision courtesy of Geauga County Habitat for Humanity. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com.

 

Community Yard Sale

July 6

First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, will be sponsoring a community yard sale on its property on July 6 from 9 am to 3 pm.  Space is free and available on a first come, first served bases.  A limited number of tables are also available upon request.  To reserve a spot to sell your items, call 330-671-1426 or 330-326-2293.

 

Tennis Lessons

July 8-31

Ravenna Parks and Rec is offering Youth Tennis lessons Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 to July 31, 2013 at John Tontimonia City Park Tennis Courts.  Ages 6 to 10 years from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., ages 11 to 14 years from 11:10 to 12:10 p.m.  City taxpayer fee is $32; non-city taxpayers pay $37.  Participants should bring own racquet. If not racquets are provided. Tennis balls are provided. A Light Breakfast/Snack will be provided. For more information you can visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or register with Ravenna Recreation, 530 N. Freedom St., Ravenna, or call 330-296-2864, 8 to noon, 1 to 4:15 pm.

 

Why Teens Kill Seminar

July 11

The Crestwood Lions Club is pleased to bring, Phil Chalmers, teen violence and bullying expert, to the Crestwood Elementary School on July 11 at 7pm. Cost is $10/person. Topics covered will be warning signs, causes, triggers and prevention. Visit PhilChalmers.com for more info. To purchase ticket or for more info contact Mary Hannah (330) 883-9297 or call Phil Chalmer’s office (330) 998-4340

 

AmVets Golf Outing

July 13

Newton Falls AMVETS Post 112 Golf Outing will be held July 13 at Riverview Golf Course.  Call or stop in the Post for sign-up sheets and all information.

 

Erie Brass Quartette

July 19

The Erie Brass Quartette (Big Band Sounds) will perform from   7-10 pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion, Intersection of Center Street and Quarry Street, Newton Falls on July 19.

 

Golf Tournament

July 21

17th Annual Yoder Brothers Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament will take place at, Fowlers Mill Golf Course in Chesterland on July 21. Breakfast & registration begins at 8:30am, shotgun start 10:30am and dinner at 5pm. Men and Women 4-player team scramble. Guest speaker, prizes, raffle & silent auction. Price is $150 per person, Contact Jack Menosky (440) 543-2811 or email tjmeno@aol.com

 

Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event

July 27

Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event at Ravenna High School on July 27.  The day will include several educational sessions focusing on diabetic health, expert advice, free snacks, lunch, giveaways, and exhibitors with information.  Some of the topics will include: Obesity & Diabetes, Preventing long term complications, Diabetic Drugs, and Truth behind Diabetes and Your Feet. This year, a special guest will join the event.  Mr. Marcus Dupree, former NFL and AFL player.  Dupree will be on hand to share his journey with Type II diabetes. Please call 330.297.3456 to register for this one day event.  Registration is free but space is limited.  Call today!

 

The Longshot

Aug 2

The Longshot will perform from 7-10pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion Intersection of Center Street & Quarry Street on Aug 2nd

 

Crestwood Primary Offers Summer Safety Town Program

August 5-9

Crestwood Primary School (CPS), in conjunction with their PTO, is offering Safety Town for Fall 2013 kindergarteners. The program will run from August 5 – 9 at CPS from 9 – 11:30 am and will cover fire, bus, playground safety, stranger awareness and other important topics to help your child learn to stay safe. Register by July 1 at a reduced rate of $25 per child. If space allows, late registration will be take on August 5 at a cost of $35 per child. For more information, call (330) 931-0568 or email crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com

 

Tennis Camp

Aug 5-8

Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held August 5 to 8 (rain date is August 9). From 8:30-10:30am for ages 5 to 15 years. Fee is $27.00 for city taxpayers and $32.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is August 2. After August 2 there is a $10 late fee. For more information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us

 

Tour De Metz

Aug 10th

The Metzenbaum Foundation & The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities presents: TOUR DE METZ! This events will be held Aug 10th at The Metzenbaum Center is located at; 8200 Cedar Road, Chesterland. Ride registration is at 8am, ride begins at 9am. The ride is a 15 or 30 mile loop through scenic Geauga County. Cost is $30 per rider or $75 for a family of three or more. Rest stops, refreshments, and SAG support available. Includes lunch, T-shirts, goodie bags, raffles and more! Register Online at: www.signmeup.com/91080. Contact Kelly Ericsson at 440.729.9406 or kericsson@geaugadd.org for more information!

 

 

Parrot Hope Rescue is having its 3rd Annual Open House Event on June 1st from 1: 00 to 5:00 p.m.  There will be tours, booths, presentations, refreshments available.  There will be a chance to meet adoptable birds, learn more about parrot behavior, view toys, apparel and cages, have pictures taken with parrots, get wings and tails clipped ( the birds’, not yours…although that might be a thought), pick up organization and volunteer information and just enjoy the day with these colorful creatures.

Email parrothope@gmail.com for more information and directions

The Hiram Community Band is looking for people who can play band instruments and read music, for their annual concert of patriotic, nostalgic and middlebrow pieces at 4pm on the 4th of July, in the street behind Frohring Hall on the Hiram campus. Rehearsals will be on June 20th & 26th and July 2 from 7-9pm in Frohring Hall. There are openings in all sections; trumpets/cornets are particularly needed. Email Jeffrey Quick, jaq@case.edu, or call 330-527-0144, evenings and weekends

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5K Race / 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk

Register Today!

The Garrettsville SummerFest and the Friends of Melana Foundation (www.stopkidscancer.org) is planning the 3rd Annual 5k Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.  It will be held on June 30th, in downtown Garrettsville at 9:00 AM. Come out and support a great cause.  All proceeds from the event go towards research for the most dreaded childhood disease, glioma brain cancer.  Currently research for this disease is grossly underfunded. Race registration can be made on-line at www.summerfest5k.eventbrite.com.  Walkers are welcome to participate in both events.  Participants are encouraged to obtain pledge donations.  Pledge forms can be obtained on the website and all pledge monies can be turned in the day of the event.

 

Rummage & Bake Sale

May 31 & June 1

Pythian Sister Rummage and Bake Sale will be May 31 from 9am-5pm and June 1 form 9am-noon, at the K or P Hall, 123 College Street, West Farmington Ohio. Books, clothing and household items, lunch will be served May 31 only. June 1 is $2 bag day

 

Summer Fun Dance

June 1

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30 pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave, Tallmadge Ohio, on June 1. Open to the public, cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information call Warrine (330) 699-2361 or (330) 322-9559

 

Celebration of Life Benefit

June 1

Celebration of Life Benefit for Nancy Furgerson will be June 1 from 4-9pm at Shalersville Town Hall, 9090 State Rt. 44 in Mantua. Join us as we celebrate her life and caring presence with a benefit event. All proceeds will go to help with Nancy’s care expenses. Tickets are $15 for a pasta dinner and dessert. Children 10 & under are free. There will be a Chinese Raffle and a 50/50 raffle. Visit www.FightBackwithNancy.com to purchase tickets, donations and for more info.

 

Dodge Fundraiser for Crestwood Bands

June 1

A Dodge fundraiser to benefit Crestwood Bands will be June 1st at the Crestwood All Band Family Picnic, between 12:30 and 4:30 pm. With your help, we can earn thousands of dollars in 3 ½ hours! It’s fun! It’s easy! It’s fast! Drives take less than 5 minutes on a short course. No sales pressure! Event will be in the Crestwood High School Parking Lot. The whole community is invited to participate, anyone 18 or over, with a valid driver’s license, can join in. Ganley Dodge of Aurora will bring new Dodge vehicles to the school and volunteer their time to help during the fundraiser. Crestwood Bands will earn $20 from Dodge for every person who takes a brief test drive and completes a short survey

 

Chicken Dinner

June 1

Portage County Chapter #600 of Parents Without Partners will be having a chicken dinner from 6:30-7:30pm on June 1st, costing $8 per person. For more info & reservations, please call Mary (330) 571-3801 or Warrine (330) 322-9559 by May 30th

 

Spaghetti Dinner

June 1

Girl Scout Spaghetti Dinner will be held on June 1 from 4:30-7 pm at the Claridon Town Hall, 13930 Mayfield Rd., Claridon at the corner of Claridon-Troy Rd. and Rt. 322. Presale tickets $6 Adults, and $4 children age 3-10, by sending a check or money order payable to  Troop 1324 c/o Dolly Stone, P.O. Box 95, E. Claridon, OH. 44033. Tickets at the door are $7 Adults and $5 Children ages 3-10. Ages 2 and under free. The funds raised will be used for a Girl Scout Gold award project to refresh the children’s play area at the Claridon Recreation Park.

 

Free Dinner

June 1

The First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, will hold their monthly free dinner on Saturday, June 1 from 5-7 PM.  This month is a planned cookout, weather permitting.  In case of inclement weather the dinner will be moved to the church fellowship hall.  Everyone is invited to attend each dinner.  For questions or more information call 330-671-1426 or 330-326-2293 and leave a message if necessary.

 

Heirloom Vegetable Plant & Flower Sale

June 1

Heirloom Vegetable Plant & Flower Sale will take place on June 1st, from 9am- 3pm; At the Christ Lutheran Church, located at : 10827 SR-44, Mantua, Ohio.  Event is sponsored by the Mantua Rotary Club Farmers Market.  Squash, peppers, eggplants, 12 varieties of tomatoes and more.  A few of the plants can be traced to Monticello and around the world.  Other items will be for sale, including Debbie’s homemade fabulous cinnamon rolls.  Other vendors will be there to sell farmers market items. This sale is free to anyone who would like to sell their own heirloom plants, or perennial plants.  Please call to reserve a location (330) 351-3035.

 

Community Shred Event

June 1

Identity theft is rapidly on the rise in our country. Don’t personally become a victim of identity theft, or put your business in jeopardy. Bring your boxes for secure, onsite shredding by InfoShred Ohio on June 1st from 10am-1pm, to Middlefield Market, 15848 Nauvoo Rd. in Middlefield. Simply pull up to the InfoShred truck,  we will help you dump your boxes into the trash bin, that will then dump into the shredder as you watch your documents via monitor be thoroughly and securely shredded.

 

Relay For Life Yard Sale

June 1

Newton Falls/ Lordstown Relay for Life Family Ties Team yard sale will be June 1 from 9-5pm at Imperial Trailer Park (Pavilion) on Bailey Road in Lordstown. All proceeds go toward Relay for Life.

 

 

Youth Soccer Practice

June 2

Calling all Garrettsville youth soccer players in grades 2 thru 8.  There will be soccer open fields from 6:30 – 8 pm on June 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd at the Brosius Road soccer fields.  Shin guards are required and bring a soccer ball and water bottle.  We are also looking for parents to help.  Contact Russell Thornton (Russell61731@Yahoo.com) or Bob Finney (matrixprints@yahoo.com).

 

Scholarship Awards

June 2

The Atwood-Mauck Post 459 is hosting a Scholarship Awards Program at the Legion Home on Goodwin St at 3pm on June 2nd. Call Bo (440) 834-8764

 

Fat Muckett Canoe Cruise

June 2 

Paddle with naturalist Bob Faber on the serene upper Cuyahoga River near Burton June 2nd from 10am-1pm. The slow moving state scenic river winds through extensive wetlands and bottomland forests near Russell Park in Geauga County. Wildlife of the area includes river otters, beaver, mink, sandhill cranes, bald eagles, prothonotary warblers and the extremely rare jewel wing and the elusive fat musket. Canoe/kayak rental is $18 per person or if you have your own canoe/kayak $8 ($3 discount per person for members of Friends of the Field Station).  Register by phone (330.569.6003) or email (sorrickmw@hiram.edu). Length: 3 miles.

 

Free Water Testing / Battery Disposal

June 2

Concerned Citizens Ohio/Shalersville’s  Free Water Monitoring Day will take place this month on Sunday, June 2, at our brand-new permanent location,  the Eagles Club, which is located right across from the K Mart on Route 14 in Streetsboro, at 9052 State Route 14.  The class to be held during this month’s monitoring is an “Open Forum: Questions and Issues with Fracking, Pipelines, and Related Issues.”  Please park in the back of the building and look for the open door (and the signs!) Monitoring will begin at 3:15.

 

Wonders of Watersheds

June 3- Registration

It’s not too late to sign up for the Geauga & Portage Soil and Water Conservation Districts’ “Wonders of Watershed Workshops” for teachers and educators throughout the month of June. Registration deadline is June 3rd. For more information, please visit www.geaugaswcd.com or contact Gail Prunty at (440) 834-1122 or gpruny@geaugaswcd.com

 

Election of Officers

June 5

Newton Falls AMVETS Post 112 Election of Officers will be held at the June 5th meeting.  Members are urged to participate and support your post.

 

Chicken Dinner

June 5

The Southington UMC, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington will be having a Chicken Dinner on June 5 from 3:30-6pm. The menu includes ¼ Chicken, escalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, and homemade desserts. Cost for adults is $8. Children’s Meal with chicken tenders- ages 4-10, cost is $4, 3 and under eat free. Carry outs will be available, Call (330) 898-2156.

 

Let’s Build a Community

June 5 & 19

Let’s Build Community at the Center.  Open community days at the gymnasium at the old Mantua Center School, 11741 Mantua Center Rd. (just north of SR 82) will continue, but now on the first and third Wednesdays (changed from Tuesday) of each month, with reduced hours of 10am to 4 pm.  Potluck lunch at noon.  Meet with friends, or make some new ones.  Play cards or other games, learn quilt piecing or crochet.  Help work a challenging new jigsaw puzzle which will be started on May first.  Not just for seniors!  Folks of all ages are invited, but youngsters must have supervision.

 

4th Annual Gold Outing

June 7

The Atwood-Mauck Post 459 is hosting their 4th Annual Golf Outing at Pleasant Hills Golf Course on June 7th. Sign-up Time is 10:30am. Call Bruce (440) 548-5155

 

Little Tigers Golf Outing

June 8

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their annual golf outing on June 8, 2013.  The four-man scramble will be an 8:00 shotgun held at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The price is $65.00 per person and will include lunch, dinner, and beverages. Prizes will be given on all holes. Contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather  Lyndsey@ 330-654-4100 to sign up or for information.

 

Home Canning Workshop

June 8

The Portage County Gardeners will once again host a series of four Saturday morning workshops that are open to the public. “Home Canning” will be the topic for the first workshop on June 8 at 10am. Participants will learn the proper way to can vegetables, fruits, pickles, jams and jellies using the hot water bath method or the pressure canning technique. A 100 page canning book with recipes is included in the $20.00 cost of the workshop. The class is limited to 25 and will be held at the Portage County Gardeners’ Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. (Rt. 44) in Rootstown. Please contact Helena Parry at 330-673-0577 by June 3 to register and pay.

 

Posting the Colors

June 9

The Atwood-Mauck Post 459 is “Posting the Colors” at Westwood Park in Burton on June 9th at 8am. Call Bo (440) 834-8764

 

Newton Falls Summer Concert

June 9

Hogue & Rutan will be performed from 6-9 pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion at the Intersection of Center Street and Quarry Street in Newton Falls

 

Outdoor Worship

June 9

Windham UMC located at, 9051 North Main St. in Windham is offering outdoor worship this summer.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us on the front lawn June 9th at 10am. Stay after for a potluck meal and friendly conversation.  Come and See! God is Good!

 

Fancy Cutters Meeting

June 10

The American Sewing Guild- Niles Chapter Neighborhood Group Fancy Cutters meets June 10th at 10am at Lake Vista, 303 North Mecca St. (Rt. 46) in Cortland, OH. Virginia will be conducting a demo on how to use bias tape markers, with everyone participating. Call Virginia @ 330-847-7549 for details.

 

Kingdom Rock

June 10-14

A summer kids’ event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at Friendship Alliance Church from June 10th-14th. Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long.  Kingdom Rock is for kids from ages 4 through 6th grade and will run from 9-11:45am each day.  On Friday we will have a light lunch after the finale. Registration is free.  For more information, call 440-834-0955.

 

Summer Youth Art Camp

June 10-14

Create fun! Painting, sketching, molding and playing games all of this await children ages 3-15 who participate in Summer Youth Art at Hiram College. Local art teacher Libby Frato-Sweeney and Hiram College students will explore the fun side of art with splatter painting, building giant yarn balls, paper mache, painting pillowcases, drawing portraits and much more. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram or call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu for more details.

 

Vacation Bible School

June 10-14

Vacation Bible School Captive Free at Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Road in Lordstown, June 10-14 from 9am-noon. Ages 3 yrs-8th grade, Pot Luck Supper June 12 Wednesday evening at 6pm followed by concert by Captive Free at 7pm.  (330) 399-7227

 

Junior Golf Clinic

June 11-13

Ravenna Recreation is offering Junior Golf Clinic for children ages 8 to 16 years at Windmill Lake Golf Club on June 11-13 from 9:45 to 11 a.m.   This instructional clinic will teach putting, chipping, golf etiquette, iron and wood play. Deadline for registration is June 10. Checks made payable to Windmill Lake Golf Club.  Fee is $40.00.  Min 8 and max 40. For more information visit our website @www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or call (330) 296-2864.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12 or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Free Basketball Camp

Begins June 12

Renaissance Family Center Summer Basketball Camp  starting June 12th for 8 Wednesdays.Starts at 9 with breakfast. Open to boys and girls grades 4 – 7. Lunch included.  Call for information 330-326-3003

 

“Always Patsy Cline”

June 12

The Girard Historical Society is teaming up with TNT for an evening of “Always Patsy Cline” on June 12 at 6 pm for social hour and 7 pm. show. The evening will also include refreshments, basket raffle and 50/50 raffle. The show combines country classics with a hilarious story about three gutsy gals who are determined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville. The tickets are $20.00. Trumbull New Theatre is located on SR 422 in Niles. For more information and tickets, call Kathy at 330-545-4899 or Roberta at 330-883-3847.

 

“Supper at the Center”

June 12

On the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm, March thru November, the Mantua Center Christian Church (on the township green at the corner of SR82 and Mantua Center Road)  invites all who would enjoy the fellowship of a shared meal to “Supper at the Center.”  (This event broadens the invitation to meal for seniors formerly known as “Over the Hill.”)  Menu varies, but is a full meal, usually including a selection of homemade pies for dessert.  No reservations required.  A donation basket is passed, with any excess above expenses going to charitable causes selected by the women’s group of the church.

 

Material Girls Meeting

June 13

The American Sewing Guild- Niles Chapter Neighborhood Group Material Girls meets June 13 at 6pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N High St. (Route 5) Cortland, OH. Annual Junk in the Trunk sale. Contact Barb @ 330-550-1215 or 330-759-1211.

 

2013 Women’s Conference

June 14 -15 

The 2013 Women’s Conference will be held at, Covenant Bible Fellowship, 8146 High St, Garrettsville. June 14 from 6:30-9 pm. June 15- Check-in/registration 8-9 am, Conference 9 am-9 pm. Setapartgirl simulcast featuring Leslie Ludy speaking on Consecration: Made Strong to Be Poured Out. Friday free. Saturday, $20 by May 31; $25 after. Includes morning refreshments, lunch and dinner Saturday. Ask about group and family rates. Registration/details at www.cbfsetapartgirlconference.wordpress.com or 330-219-0998.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

June 15  

Spaghetti and meatball dinner at Portage Faith United Methodist Church, 9922 St. Rt. 44, Mantua.  4:30 pm – 7 pm includes tossed salad, beverage and dessert.  Carry-Outs Available.  Adults – $8, Ages 5 – 8 $5, 4 and under FREE.

 

Ravenna Summer Fest

June 15

Crafters and Vendors needed. Register now. The return of Ravenna Summer Fest is June 15 from 10am-6pm. We are currently looking for vendors and crafters to add to the day’s activities and car show. Please contact Susie (330) 296-3779 or Barb (330) 297-6684

 

Newton Falls Schoolmates & Friends Reunion

June 15

The 94th annual reunion of the Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends will be held on, June 15 at The DiVieste’s Banquet Room, 754 North River Road in Warren, Ohio. Doors will open for visiting at 10 am with luncheon beginning at noon. Again this year, the cost will be $20.00 per plate. The class of 1963 will be our honored class. The board of trustees will announce the recipients of the four $500.00 scholarships awarded to Newton Falls seniors. Please return your reservation card prior to June 1st to Mary Margaret Hildack, 147 Maple St., Newton Falls, OH 44444. For more information, call Mary Margaret Hildack at 330-872-0075 or Merial Price at 330-889-3068. Please make your checks payable to “Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends”.

 

Summer Trunk Sale

June 15

St. William Church Summer Trunk Sale will be held June 15 from 8am-1:30pm.  80 Vendors, held in Church Parking Lot located at; 5431 Mahoning Ave. in Champion, OH. Plan to stop by to shop, there is something for everyone. For more information contact Debi:  (330) 885-0885.

 

Hogs & Dogs Poker Run

June 15

Join us – June 15th for the Hogs & Dogs Poker Run  to benefit Portage APL! Enjoy refreshments, raffles and a great party on the patio at the Big Dog in Ravenna. Registration starts at 11am at Portage APL  8122 Infirmary Rd. Ravenna.  First bike out at 12pm. Pre-reg $15 rider and $10 passenger before June 10, 2013. Call 330.296.4022 for more information or to register!

 

Autism 5k and walk

June 15

Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event.  Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.  The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.  The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.

 

Nature Camp

June 17-21 

Summer wouldn’t be the same without Nature Camp! Join in the tradition of catching slimy pollywogs, slithering snakes, pinching crawfish and much more as kids learn about nature. It’s naturally fun! For children ages 11-14 (June 17-21) and ages 3-10 (July 8-12 or July 29-August 2). Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram or call (330) 569-6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu for more details.

 

Annual Gardening Event

June 19

Geauga Co. MGV Annual Gardening Event comes to Burton Century Village, June 19 from 10am – 4 pm. 100’s of plants, familiar and exotic, as well as unique one of a kind garden art pieces, fun attic treasures, divine desserts, free horticulture demonstrations and “ask the expert.”  A full day of fun activities.  Proceeds fund the Geauga Co. Master Gardener Volunteers Scholarship Fund.  440-834-4656  www.geauga.osu.edu

 

Computer Recycling

June 19 & 20

The James A. Garfield School District will be conducting a computer recycling campaign June 19th & 20th.  Community members may drop off old computers at the bus garage from 6 am – 8pm on June 19th, and 6am – 2pm on June 20th.

 

The House Band

June 21

The House Band will perform from 7:30-11:30pm on Broad Street, downtown Newton Falls on June 21.

 

Fix It in the Farmland

June 22

Fix It in the Farmland clinics June 22 at Tractor Supply  in Middlefield. Cost is $15

 

8th Annual Golf Outing

June 22

8th annual Golf Outing for county citizens with developmental disabilities will be,  June 22 at Tanglewood National Golf Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. Modified Shotgun Start at 1pm. Dinner and  prizes will follow at 6:00 pm. Other activities include 50/50.  To register or for more information, contact Kelly Ericsson at 440.729.9406 or kericsson@geaugadd.org. Registration deadline is June 17, 2013. Hole, Competition, and Buy-The-Flag sponsorships are available!

 

Farmers Market

June 22-Oct 12

The Rotary Club of Mantua is sponsoring the 9th annual Farmers Market. The location will be at the Christ Lutheran Church parking lot at 10827 S.R 44, in Mantua.  The market will run every Saturday, from June 22 – October 12. The hours will be 9am-12:30pm.  The cost is $5.00 if you sign up for 8 week-ends or more.  For those who sign up for fewer the cost is $7.00. New vendors are being accepted.  Applications may be obtained by contacting Dean Olson. 330-351-3035

 

So Sews Meeting

June 24

The American Sewing Guild- Niles Chapter Neighborhood Group Southington So Sews meets June 24 at 9:30 am at Southington Christian Church, St. Rt. 534, Southington. YoYo cardinals demo by Dot Porter. Contact Jennie Roberts @ 330 847-7386.

 

Cheerleading & Hip Hop Camp

June 24-27

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Cheerleading and Hip Hop Camp for youth ages 5 to 14. The clinic will be held from 8- 10am. Monday through Thursday, June 24 to 27 (Rain date June 28) at John Tontimonia City Park – Tower Lodge.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayers is $27 and all others is $32.  Deadline for standard registration is June 21 and the deadline for online registration is June 18, 2013.  Min 12 and max 50. For more Information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or register with Ravenna Recreation, 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (330) 296-2864

 

Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show

June 29

Portage Lakes Antique &  Classic Boat Show will be held on June 29 at, On Tap at The Harbor and The Boathouse (formerly Hook, Line,& Drinkers)Docks, 562 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, OH 44319 from 9 AM to 3 PM, Rain or Shine. FREE ADMISSION

 

Sex In The Garden

June 29

Unbelievable things plants do…And don’t squish that bug! Event will be June 29th from 9:30-11:30am. Cost is $15. Discover how and why plants use their characteristics such as shape, color, scent, and other means to accomplish fertilization.  Insects are an important part in this process.  Learn about the advantageous relationships between plants and insects.  Find out why a plant attracts a particular insect and how both benefit.  Light refreshments provided.  All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.  Make your check payable to OSU Extension and mail to: PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387.www.geauga.osu.edu

 

Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.

June 30

Motorcyclists can participate in a 2-hour scenic ride through beautiful Geauga County on Sunday, June 30, 2013. The ride starts at Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton, OH (14373 N Cheshire St) and will be led by Sheriff Dan McClelland and his dog, “Midge”. Registration opens at 8:00am and the $25.00 per motorcycle fee includes breakfast. Onsite food vendor and other fun activities will be available upon return to the fairgrounds.  Visit www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com or www.habitatgeauga.org for details. Sponsorship Opportunities For Motorcycle Run Deadline June 30. Become a Sponsor of the ride to help Geauga County Veterans who qualify with home repairs and renovations. Sponsor Levels include: Master Builder-$1,000; Hammer Swinger-$500; Construction Buddy-$250; and Helping Hand-$100. The funds raised from this year’s event will go to purchase building materials and supply quality construction supervision courtesy of Geauga County Habitat for Humanity. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com.

 

Community Yard Sale

July 6

First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, will be sponsoring a community yard sale on its property on July 6 from 9 am to 3 pm.  Space is free and available on a first come, first served bases.  A limited number of tables are also available upon request.  To reserve a spot to sell your items, call 330-671-1426 or 330-326-2293.

 

Tennis Lessons

July 8-31

Ravenna Parks and Rec is offering Youth Tennis lessons Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 to July 31, 2013 at John Tontimonia City Park Tennis Courts.  Ages 6 to 10 years from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., ages 11 to 14 years from 11:10 to 12:10 p.m.  City taxpayer fee is $32; non-city taxpayers pay $37.  Participants should bring own racquet. If not racquets are provided. Tennis balls are provided. A Light Breakfast/Snack will be provided. For more information you can visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or register with Ravenna Recreation, 530 N. Freedom St., Ravenna, or call 330-296-2864, 8 to noon, 1 to 4:15 pm.

 

Why Teens Kill Seminar

July 11

The Crestwood Lions Club is pleased to bring, Phil Chalmers, teen violence and bullying expert, to the Crestwood Elementary School on July 11 at 7pm. Cost is $10/person. Topics covered will be warning signs, causes, triggers and prevention. Visit PhilChalmers.com for more info. To purchase ticket or for more info contact Mary Hannah (330) 883-9297 or call Phil Chalmer’s office (330) 998-4340

 

AmVets Golf Outing

July 13

Newton Falls AMVETS Post 112 Golf Outing will be held July 13 at Riverview Golf Course.  Call or stop in the Post for sign-up sheets and all information.

Erie Brass Quartette

July 19

The Erie Brass Quartette (Big Band Sounds) will perform from   7-10 pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion, Intersection of Center Street and Quarry Street, Newton Falls on July 19.

 

Golf Tournament

July 21

17th Annual Yoder Brothers Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament will take place at, Fowlers Mill Golf Course in Chesterland on July 21. Breakfast & registration begins at 8:30am, shotgun start 10:30am and dinner at 5pm. Men and Women 4-player team scramble. Guest speaker, prizes, raffle & silent auction. Price is $150 per person, Contact Jack Menosky (440) 543-2811 or email tjmeno@aol.com

 

The Longshot

Aug 2

The Longshot will perform from 7-10pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion Intersection of Center Street & Quarry Street on Aug 2nd

Tennis Camp

Aug 5-8

Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held August 5 to 8 (rain date is August 9). From 8:30-10:30am for ages 5 to 15 years. Fee is $27.00 for city taxpayers and $32.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is August 2. After August 2 there is a $10 late fee. For more information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or you may contact the  Ravenna Parks  and  Recreation Department, 530 N. Freedom St, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Tour De Metz

Aug 10th

The Metzenbaum Foundation & The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities presents: TOUR DE METZ! This events will be held Aug 10th at The Metzenbaum Center is located at; 8200 Cedar Road, Chesterland. Ride registration is at 8am, ride begins at 9am. The ride is a 15 or 30 mile loop through scenic Geauga County. Cost is $30 per rider or $75 for a family of three or more. Rest stops, refreshments, and SAG support available. Includes lunch, T-shirts, goodie bags, raffles and more! Register Online at: www.signmeup.com/91080. Contact Kelly Ericsson at 440.729.9406 or kericsson@geaugadd.org for more information!

 

 

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Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

Ravenna  – The Portage County Business Round Table offers seminars on useful topics to area business owners.  On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the featured topic for the morning event is the Ohio Small Business Development Center and how it can help existing business stay and grow in Portage County. The meeting will be held at Maplewood Career Center (7075 St. Rt. 88, Ravenna, OH 44266)

The event commences at 7:30 am with registration, networking, and continental breakfast.  The program starts promptly at 8 am and concludes at 9 am.

The program speakers are Susan McGann, a Certified Business Advisor with the Small Business Development Center, and Keith Harris, President and CEO of Kero International, Inc.

To register, please contact the Portage Development Board, 217 S. Chestnut St. in Ravenna, 330.297.3470 or by e-mail to tdaniel@portagedevbd.org or your local chamber of commerce. Persons who pre-register will pay $10 (cash or check), and are responsible for payment whether they attend or not.  Checks should be made payable to the Portage Development Board.   Persons who do not pre-register will pay $15 at the door, and no shows will be invoiced.  The deadline to register is May 22, 2013.

 

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The 2013 Portage County 4-H Camp Counselors invite you to their annual Pasta Fundraiser Dinner on Sunday May 19th, 11AM – 5PM at the OSU Extension Office Back meeting room at 6970 State Route 88 in Ravenna. Dinner includes Rigatoni, salad, bread sticks, dessert, coffee or punch. Cost is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children and seniors. This dinner is sponsored by Chili’s and 100% of the proceeds raised will directly benefit Portage County’s week at 4-H Camp Ohio August 7th – 11th, 2013.

While you are enjoying your meal, your children can join the counselors in activities to preview all the fun that we have planned for our 2013 4-H Camp. These activities will take place outside, so they are weather permitting. We will be accepting camp registrations on this day and the first 50 applicants will receive a free T-Shirt that has been graciously donated by our friends at Chili’s.

They’re back… May 18th–19th bargain hunters  by the score will once again descend upon the Village of Garrettsville for the 20th Annual Community Yard Sale. With over 180 unique sales, there will be thousands of treasures and trinkets available for purchase beginning at 9am on May 18.

This annual event is not limited solely to village residents, as you will also find sales in Windham, Hiram, Nelson, and Freedom. Also check out the assortment of sales at SkyLane Bowling Alley on Windham Street.

Community Yard Sale Maps can be found at many area restaurants, shops and banks.

The 20th Annual Community Yard Sale is sponsored by the Garrettsville Area Chamber.  More Chamber news and events can be found at  www.garrettsvillearea.com.

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Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

Burton – Veterans helping Veterans. Stuff our vehicles on Memorial Day, May 27 either uptown in Burton or at the open house at the American Legion Atwood Mauck Post 459, following the Memorial Day service at 11 am. Items will be for our Veterans in hospitals, nursing homes. Veterans’ Wish list includes:

Razors (twin or triple blade), shaving cream, after shave, toothbrushes, mouthwash, body lotion, baby powder, deodorant, shampoo, combs, brushes, soap (hospitals request large bars for men), soap travel & hotel size, covered soap dishes, white socks, white undershirts (sizes med, large, XL, 1x & 2x), underwear (same sizes), word searches, sudoko, crossword, books, magazines, hard candy, tootsie rolls, chocolate bars, sugar free candy (hard & chocolate), Gum- regular & sugar free.

For more info 440-834-0764

Aurora – On Sunday, May 19th, the City of Aurora’s Park & Recreation Department and Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invite you to paw-ticipate in the 2013 BARK BONE-ANZA CHARITY DOG WALK sponsored by Purina Pro Plan’s Rally to Rescue.

The event is held at Tails and Trails Dog Park (adjacent to Sunny Lake Park) 841 Page Road in Aurora, Ohio  44202.  Hours are from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Cost: Free. The 2-mile Charity Dog Walk kicks off the event at 10am.  Registration $10/person (includes breakfast and pup pack).  Prizes awarded for top 3 pledges.  Pledges will be disbursed among participating rescue groups at the event.

Following the walk, the competition heats up for prizes in the Charity Dog Challenges including the Biscuit Bite Off (homemade dog treat contest), Country Western Costume Contest, Doggie Limbo, Tower of Temptation…and more! Dress up your pup and enter the All Breeds Fashion Show! Visit rescues and vendors!  Pet owners will enjoy letting their dogs romp in the one acre fenced dog pens. Please note – designated pens for large dogs (over 25 pounds) and small dogs (under 25 pounds). For more information, visit www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org or email rescue1.fgr@gmail.com or call 330-562-0555,

Join us at the Garrettsville Library as we celebrate the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. Help celebrate the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby by wearing your best “Derby Day” hat. Also, create a bejeweled lucky horseshoe, win prizes, and learn about the Kentucky Derby with other great activities. For kids in grades K and up. Please register as there are a limited number of spaces available. Call 330-527-4378 to register for this event. The Garrettsville Library, located 10482 South Street, is open Monday and Tuesday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; and closed on Thursday and Sunday. Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org for more information about this event or about other library programs and services.

Do you have your ticket for the DMRC Reverse Raffle on Saturday, May 4 at Mantua K of C Hall?

This event is the primary means of raising funds to cover the local match for a grant The Village received. The local share of new sidewalks south of the river is only 20%, if the project is completed when St. Rt. 44 is re-paved next year.

Please help keep the project moving forward by purchasing a ticket to the raffle… and encouraging at least two friends to do the same. To cover the cost of prizes, food, and beverages – with enough left for a donation to the Village – 35 tickets must be sold by Monday.

Each $100 ticket includes a delicious steak dinner for 2 (catered by Eisele’s), open bar, a chance at $1,000 plus prizes every 10 tickets. Tell your friends & neighbors!

Get your tickets at Jake’s, Advanced Rehab, or by contacting Downtown Mantua Revitalization at 330-274-4040 or DMRCemail@gmail.com.

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Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

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Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

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Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

 

Scholarship Offer

Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship to senior athletes at James A. Garfield High School for the sixth year. The scholarship will be for $850.00. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are available at the chiropractic office or through the school counselor.

 

Garfield Spring Soccer

Register Today

Spring Soccer for 7th & 8th graders, open to all current 7th & 8th graders. Boys and Girls, co-ed team in the Geauga County Recreational League. Coached by the James A. Garfield Varsity soccer coaches. Practices tentatively to begin mid Apr. and games the first week in May. For more info contact: Kim Curry (330) 527-2186 or curryk19@yahoo.com

 

Spring Bird Walks

Sundays now -May 19

Dust off those binoculars and fine tune your hearing to see, hear and learn about the spring migrants and arriving residents of the feathered kind. The Hiram College JH Barrow Field Station will once again play host to this series of Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland bird walks which begin at 7:30am. Join local naturalist Eric Faber and other birding enthusiasts at 7:30am for a casual walk around the Field Station. These hikes are for beginners and experts alike. No registration is needed, but for more information, please call 330.569.6003 orsorrickmw@hiram.edu. The Hiram College Field Station is located on Wheeler Rd, which runs from SR 305 to SR 88 between the villages of Hiram and Garrettsville

 

Spring Sale Donations

Now

Hiram Rapids Historical Church (corner of Allyn and Winchell roads, Hiram Rapids Ohio) is now accepting donations for their spring sale: household items, and clothing in good condition. We welcome any type of donation large or small. Call 330-569-7204 or 330-569-7453. Our sale will be May 18.

 

Volunteer in the Parks

Now

Have some extra time on your hands and want to help out your Portage Parks?  We can put you to work in all kinds of ways. Want to get your hands dirty? We can use help with trail maintenance and resource stewardship. Like to talk with people?  We need folks to staff our booth at community events, assist with programs and events and conduct user surveys.  Be a VIP– give us a call at (330) 297-7728 or download a volunteer application from our website. | http://www.portageparkdistrict.org

 

Annual Rummage Sale

Apr 18 & 19

Braceville UMC located at 589 Park Rd in the center of Braceville  off St. Rt. 82 will be having their annual rummage sale on Apr 18 from 9am-5pm and Apr 19, which will be dollar day from 9am-12pm. There will also be a bake sale and light lunch on the 18th. Lunch will be homemade soup, sandwiches, drinks and desserts. Carry outs will be available.

 

 

 

Fish Fry

Apr 19

American Legion Post 674 will be having fish fry, Friday the 19TH from 4-8pm. Cost is  $8. Choice of fish, shrimp or chicken, or combo plate, choice of potato (French fries or baked) ,and 2 sides (coleslaw, apple sauce, green beans, mac and cheese) roll and butter. Carryout’s available, 330-326-3188. Dinner will be held at, 9960 East Center St. (St. Rt 303 by the tank) Windham.Public Welcome

 

Restore Celebrates Earth Day

Apr 19 & 20

Geauga County Habitat for Humanity ReStore celebrates Earth Day April 19th and 20th. The ReStore has diverted over 700 tons from landfills since opening in 2010. The ReStore is celebrating Earth Day with a 20% off storewide sale Apr 19 and Apr 20!  To further our recycling efforts Geauga Community Recycling will be on hand to accept electronics and computers for certified recycling (NO TVs).  The ReStore is open Fridays 9:00-6:00 and Saturdays 9:00-4:00.  The ReStore is located at 12180 Kinsman Rd. Newbury 44065.   The revenue generated from the ReStore helps hard-working families in Geauga County realize their dream of home ownership.

 

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Auditions

Apr 19 & 20

Curtains Up Theatre is holding Auditions for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on April 19 and 20th at 6pm in the James A. Garfield High School. Please have a monologue and song ready for your audition. Ages from 9+ are needed for this production, including adult men and women. For more information contact Director, Justin Steck at 216-310-1913.

 

Spring Rummage Sale

Apr 19 & 20

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 Apr 19 from 9am-5pm, Apr 20 from 9am-1pm. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall. For more info call (330) 537-4205

 

Seniors Spring into Knowledge Event

April 19

Reed Memorial Library will be hosting a free diabetes awareness program for seniors on Apr. 19, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The event will feature speakers, information tables, free blood pressure checks, blood glucose screenings and a light lunch. For more information call (330) 296-2827 (ext 200). Reed Memorial Library is located at 167 E. Main St. Ravenna, OH 44266.

 

Pancake Breakfast

Apr 20

Hiram Police Department Pancake Breakfast “Shop with a Cop” Fundraiser will be Apr 20 from 9am-1pm at Hiram College Kennedy Center Dix Dining Hall. All-U-Can-Eat. $6 for adults, $3 for kids under 10. Proceeds benefit the Hiram Police Department “Shop with a Cop” program. Windswept Farms of Hiram and Save-A-Lot of Garrettsville are donating the maple syrup for this fundraiser.

 

Bluegrass Music Show

April 20

A Bluegrass Music Show will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 20th, 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, Lloyd Blevins & Ramblin’ Mountain, and Vertical Limit.  The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867.

 

Ohio Author Day

Apr 20

The Weekly Villager’s own contributing writer and “Puppy Tails” columnist Mialie T. Szymanski will be joining over 40 Ohio authors and illustrators at the 3rd Annual Ohio Author Day in Hudson. Come chat with these local celebrities and get some autographs! Books will be available for sale and many genres of adult, teen and children’s literature will be featured. Event to be held at the Hudson Library on Apr 20 from 1-4pm

 

Spring Nature Preserve Presentation

Apr 20

A presentation on Northeast Ohio’s State Nature Preserve System will be Apr 20 from 11am-12pm at the Punderson State Park Sports Chalet located on “Buckeye Drive”. This presentation is free and open to the public. The park is located at 11755 Kinsman Rd in Newbury, for more info call (330) 527-5118

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Apr 20

Bristol Varsity Basketball team to be honored, public invited and spaghetti dinner will be held on Apr 20 at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on St. Rt. 88 in West Farmington. Cost is $7 adults, Ages 5-12 $4.50 and under 5 is free. Carry outs available for $7.50. Dinner includes salad, bread and pie.

 

Pasta Dinner

Apr 20

New Mercies Community Church , 12767 Butternut Rd. in Burton will be having a pasta dinner on Apr 20 from 4-7 pm. Your choice of mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs or rigatoni with salad and bread and dessert for a monetary donation.

Garlic Mustard Pulling Party!

Apr 20

It’s a pulling party…and you’re invited! BYOG (Bring Your Own Gloves) and join us at 10:00am to help control the nasty invasive Garlic Mustard from spreading throughout the forest and threatening our native wildflowers. For more information, call 330.569.6003 or emailsorrickmw@hiram.edu. Meet at the Hiram College Field Station, located on Wheeler Rd., which runs from SR 305 to SR 88 between the villages of Hiram and Garrettsville.

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

Apr 20

The Nelson UMC will be hosting their April Swiss Steak Dinner on Apr 20 at the Nelson Community Center. Dinner will be served from 4:30-7pm, the dinner consists of steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn casserole, Raphael rolls and butter, beverage and homemade dessert. Carryout is available, the price is still $9 for adults.

 

Officers Nominations Meeting

Apr 21

American Legion Post 674 Windham Ohio will hold nominations for 2013/2014 Officers at 2pm on April 21.

 

Charity Dog Walk

April 21

In The Woods Barn & Garden Center Charity Dog Walk April 21. 10:00 a.m. Registration. 11:00 – 12:30 Guided Woodland Walk with Naturalist Dee Casteel, 1:00 p.m. Cook out and win cool prizes! Donation: $15 Adults, $10 Children. Proceeds benefit Hattie Larlham Constant Companions. Constant Companions is a Hattie Larlham program that improves the quality of life for people with disabilities through contact with animals. In the Woods Barn and Garden Center, LLC.9916 Nichols Road Freedom, Ohio 44288 or call 330-527-0021

 

Card Party

Apr 21

Trumbull County Federated Democratic Women will hold their annual  card party  on Apr 21 from 2-5pm at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic NE, Warren. Tickets are seven dollars and will be sold at the door. There will also be raffles, prizes and a wide variety of desserts and salads. Guests should bring their own table games to play or just simply enjoy the food and camaraderie. Elected officials will be introduced during the afternoon. For more information or to buy tickets  call 330 6382775 .

 

Free Water Well Monitoring

Apr 22

Apr 22 at 7:00 p.m. (fourth Monday of every month) Concerned Citizens Ohio/ Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room (downstairs) of the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram, OH 44234 (corner of State Routes 700, 82, 305).. For more information contact Gwen Fischer at 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com. The Shalersville branch of Concerned Citizens Ohio continues to offer free water monitoring in their Streetsboro location (King of Glory Church in Streetsboro Plaza) at 3:15 on the first Sunday of every month.  For more information contact Mary Greer 330-472-8086.

 

Year-End Book Sale

Apr 22-26

The Friends of the Hiram College Library invite you to join us for the year-end book sale beginning Apr 22 and continuing through Apr 26.  Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hardcover books are $1.00; paperbacks and other miscellaneous materials are priced at just 50¢.  Visit often as the sale racks and carts are replenished throughout the day. Apr 26 is also bag day.  Fill a bag (we provide) for a buck! Don’t miss out on getting your summer reading material!

 

Intro to Geocaching

Apr 23

Taught by a member of the Geauga Park District, this class will feature an intro to geocaching as a terrific hobby for those of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. Weather permitting, participants will go outside to use the GPS units. Apr 23 at 6:30 p.m. Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466

 

Free Community Dinner

Apr 23

Free Community Dinner Apr 23 from 5-6 pm. While supplies last. No take outs.  Dinner will be held at Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome!

 

 

Wisteria, the Beautiful Challenge

Apr 24

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers: Learn the secrets of growing this gorgeous flowering plant.  Do you have a wisteria that’s out of control?  Is pruning it a mystery?  Do you have a wisteria that just won’t bloom?  Do you love wisteria but are afraid to try one?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, learn how to select, plant, fertilize, prune and maintain wisteria.  You too can have the beauty and fragrance of wisteria in your yard.  Be the envy of your neighbors.  Apr. 24 from 7-9 pm cost is $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

RFC Free Dinner

Apr 25

Three years ago this month was the first free dinner for the Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio.  Join us as we venture into our fourth year of free community dinners.  Everyone welcomed Apr 25 as we eat our way to year four. Thanks to all the people who make these monthly dinners possible. Dinner is served from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

 

Heaven or Hell, Your Choice

Apr 26-28

Garrettsville Church of God will present “Heaven or Hell, Your Choice”, Apr 26-28 at 7pm nightly. Starting with the life of Jesus, His crucifixion and resurrection. Then moving into modern day scenarios, the program depicts the choices we all make that affect where we will spend eternity. This production is free and open to the public. The Church is located at, 12888 St. Rt. 88 in Nelson Township. For more information call 330-527-2942

 

Rummage Sale

Apr 26 & 27

Portage County Gardeners will be holding their annual Rummage Sale on Apr 26 & Apr 27 from 9-2pm at their Center, 5154 S.R. 44 in Rootstown. This sale will feature books, garden items, spring and summer clothing, knick-knacks, jewelry, electronics, baskets, housewares, craft items, holiday items, bedding, and baby and children’s items. Everything will be priced low to sell. Cookies, coffee and tea will be available for purchase to munch on while you shop.

 

Knee Deep in Bluebells

Apr 27

Back by popular demand! This hike (9:00-11:00am) provides one of the most unbelievable and spectacular sights wildflower displays in all of Ohio. In a setting among some of the largest trees in the state, the 250 acre Poland Municipal Forest southeast of Youngstown plays host each spring to thousands upon thousands of wild bluebells and other spring wildflowers. 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $5 for members of Friends of the Field Station, $8 for non-member). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Directions provided upon registration.

 

Rummage Sale & Open House

Apr 27

Huntsburg Grange is holding their annual Rummage Sale and Open House on, Apr 27 from 10-2 PM in the Huntsburg Town Hall.   Come for bargains and to learn about the Grange.  Lunch will be available.  For details or to donate, call Donna at 286-6219.

 

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner

Apr 27

The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Steak Cookout on Apr 27, 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.

 

Better Gardening

Apr 27

Avoid Common Mistakes We Make in the Garden Apr 27 from 9-12 Knowing and avoiding the common mistakes we make in the garden means better results and less frustration.  We will examine good gardening practices for vegetable and flower gardens, saving you time, energy and money.  Learn what to plant and where to plant it.  Learn where to turn for help and answers.  Improve your gardening skills and results.  $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Save the Date

Apr 27

15th Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will be Apr 27 from 6-9pm. Help celebrate our environmental heroes! Portage Park District, 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4 Ravenna, Ohio 44266. www.portageparkdistrict.org

 

Hall of Fame Banquet

Apr 27

Garfield’s Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Apr 27 at 5:30pm in the High School Commons.  This year’s inductees are Martin Paul (Class of ‘61) and Mark Manno (Class of ‘74).  Tickets for the dinner and banquet are $25 a piece and can be purchased by calling Sheri Johnson at 330-527-5384. Deadline to purchase tickets is April 21st.

 

Pork Chop Dinner

Apr 27

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 serve until 6:30pm 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. This will be our last dinner until next fall.

Gemboree

Apr 27 & 28

Gemboree Spring 2013- Minerals, rocks, gemstone, jewelry. Sponsored by The Summit Lapidary Club & The Akron Mineral Society. The event will take place Apr 27 & 28 from 10am-6pm on Apr 27 & 10am-5pm on Apr 28 at Emidio and Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Road in Cuyahoga Falls. There will be demonstrations and sales. Children are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (55+) and students, $1 for ages 7-14 and children 6 and under, as well as scouts in uniform free. For more information call Evelyn Tryon (330) 673-9661 or visit www.LapidaryClubof Ohio.org

 

Free Community Meal

Apr 28

Mantua’s St. Joseph PSR, along with the K of C Women’s Auxiliary will be hosting a FREE Community Meal on Apr 28, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!! We’d love to see you there. Join us for food and fellowship after the 11:15 a.m. Mass. If you’d like to do more, please contact coordinator Peg Haney at 330-274-2268 or phaney@stjosephmantua.com.

 

Craft/Vendor Show Reservations

Deadline Apr 28

Parents of Girls Scout Troop 124 will be sponsoring a Craft/Vendor Show on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 17 N. Center St., Newton Falls, Ohio. Tables are available for $20.00 each with limited electric. Reservation deadline is April 28.For information or to reserve a table call Louanne Dubos at 330-872-1353.

 

Scholarships and Grants

Apr 29 deadline

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers OSU Extension The Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers provide scholarships to Geauga County residents pursuing an education in horticulture, agriculture, environmental science or related fields at The Ohio State University.  High school seniors or current students at The Ohio State University are encouraged to apply.  Deadline for applications is April 29.  The Master Gardeners are also open to requests for grants to local classroom teachers and schools pursuing special projects and instruction in the sciences.  For an application and more information about MGV scholarships and grants call the OSU Extension at the Patterson Center.  (440) 834-4656.  Also visit the website and become acquainted with the many Master Gardener class offerings and the annual scholarship fund raiser.  www.geauga.osu.edu.

 

Energy Jobs Fair – Youngstown

Apr 29 

Energy Jobs Fair will be Apr 29 from 9am-3pm at Holiday Inn Boardman, 7410 South Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44512. United States Senator Rob Portman, the Ohio Oil & Gas Association and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber are hosting an opportunity for job seekers to discover training and employment opportunities in the oil and gas industry. If you are an OOGA Member, and interested in participating in this Jobs Fair, please contact Penny Seipelpenny@ooga.org or Pete MacKenzie pete@ooga.org for more information.

 

Portage County Soap Box Derby

May 1

The Portage County Soap Box Derby is looking for a student, or students to sing the Stars Spangle Banner at the opening ceremony for the local race on June 15. The race takes place at Buchert Park in Mantua.  The singer(s) will have to be there at 9:00am.  The race will start between 9:00am –10:00am.  The tryouts will be on May 1 at 6:30pm.  If you are interested you must contact Dean Olson at 330-351-3035.

 

Southington Chicken Dinner

May 1

The Southington UMC, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington, will be holding a chicken dinner on May 1 from 3:30-6pm. The menu includes ¼ Chicken, escalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw and homemade desserts. Cost is $8 for adults, Children’s meal with chicken tenders- ages 4-10 cost is $4, children 4 & under free. Carry outs will be available, 330-898-2156

 

Parkman Chicken Dinner

May 3

The Parkman Fire and Rescue Association, in conjunction with local Amish schools, proudly announces their annual spring Chicken Dinner, May 3 from 5- 8pm, at the Community House in Parkman, next to the Fire Station. Adults $14.00, Children 12 and under $7.00. Limited tickets-resale tickets only Make checks payable to: Parkman Fire and Rescue, Send check or money order to: Joan Dillon, 12709 Nelson Ledge Rd. Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Tickets can be returned to you (include SASE) or held at the door. Questions? Call Chuck or Joan at 548-7541

 

Annual Spring Craft, Plant & Flower Sale

May 3 & 4

Hiram Farm Living & Learning Community: craft items, Mother’s Day gifts, Organic veg. plants, annual flowers , hanging baskets, fresh eggs.  11543 & 11485 Garfield Road Hiram, Ohio 44234. May 3 from 12-4pm & May 4 from 10am-4pm. For more info call: 330-569-3441

 

Reverse Raffle

May 4

Tickets are available for DMRC’s 2nd Annual Reverse Raffle fundraiser. It will be held at Mantua K of C on May 4, starting at 6 pm. Each $100 ticket includes: delicious steak dinner for you and a guest, adult beverages, a chance at $1,000 grand prize, and fun with friends and neighbors. Contact any DMRC board member or reply to request tickets.

 

Roadside & Park Clean-up

May 4

The City of Newton Falls will be conducting its Annual Citywide roadside and park Clean-up Day on May 4 at 9am.   Any interested groups, organizations, or individuals that would like to participate in the clean-up day are invited to join us.  Sign in registration will be held behind City Hall.  The City will provide garbage bags, rubber gloves and safety vests to participants.  We will also be holding a scrap tire collection from 9-12 at Street Department on Church Street.  For more information please contact City Clerk, Kathy King at 330-872-0806 M-F 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Newton Township Scrap Tire Drive

May 4 & 5

Newton Township will host a scrap tire collection drive on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, 2013 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. on the grounds of the Newton Township Administration Building, 4410 Newton Falls-Bailey Road. Tires will be accepted from residents of Newton Township only and ID is required. No tractor tires or tires with rims will be accepted, and residents are limited to 4 tires. Tires will only be accepted during the dates and times listed. After hour drop-offs are not permitted. Questions may be directed to the Road Department at (330) 872-0003.

The township is proud to take part in this community-wide effort to keep our community clean and green.

 

Shalersville School Alumni

May 4

On May 4 in the Shalersville Town Hall the Shalersville School Alumni will meet to celebrate all past Shalersville schoolmates. The first alumni was held on 1st Saturday in May in 1913, so this is the 100th year since our alumni began.  Come celebrate this wonderful evening with former classmates and friends. Anyone interested can attend this Annual Dinner.  The dinner will begin at 5:30 pm cost is $15.00 per person and reservations should be made with Judy Richardson at 330-297-9681 by April 29.

 

Vertical Gardening:  Growing UP in the Garden

May 4

Have you ever wanted to get more out of your garden space?  Vertical gardening has been gaining popularity in recent years as the interest in home food production has increased. We’ll explore several different methods of vertical gardening to maximize your space and location. Overcome many of your garden limitations by growing up, instead of out.  Join us for this enjoyable class that includes hands-on demonstrations and raise your garden to new heights! 9-11 am, $20 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Poet Jeanne Bryner to Speak at Reed Memorial Library

May 5

On May 5 at 2 p.m., poet and Nurse Jeanne Bryner will be at Reed Memorial Library, sharing selections from her book of poems, titled Smoke. Bryner has been awarded an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for this collection of poems, which centers on her life and work as an emergency room Nurse in Warren, OH.  Smoke also received 2nd place honors in the Public Interest/Creative Writing category from the American Journal of Nursing.  Copies of Smoke will be available for purchase/ signing. For more information call (330) 296-2827 (ext. 300). Reed Memorial Library is located at 167 E. Main St. Ravenna, OH 44266

 

Spring Wildflower Hike

May 4

A hike showcasing many of Northeast Ohio’s spring wildflowers will be May 4 from 10am-12pm at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve. This event is free and open to the public. The preserve is located at 11027 Hopkins Rd in Garrettsville. Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged, for more info call 330-527-5118

 

Trunk Sale

May 11

The Girard Junior Women annual trunk sale will be 10-2 on May 11 on 100 N Market Street in Girard. The event will take place rain or shine. Call Laura at 330 545 5962 if interested in a spot. Spots for the trunk sale are available at ten dollars each. The public is encouraged to come out and shop the area which will have a variety of goods for sale. The event will be held on the Girard City lot across from the City Building and is visible from 422.

 

Plant Sale

May 11

The Perennial Gardeners are holding their annual plant sale, May 11, rain or shine, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall parking lot.  The popular sale features annuals, hanging baskets, herbs and hundreds of perennials, many of which have been raised by club members.  Knowledgeable club members will be happy to assist you in choosing the appropriate plants for your gardening needs. Profits from the sale enable the club to continue planting and caring for the bandstand and corner park at Routes 306 and 322, offer scholarships to horticultural students, present educational programs at each monthly meeting and support many other gardening activities in the community.

 

Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour

May 11

Geauga County Tourism’s Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour will be May 11th, with 13 new stops for a total of 25 to choose from.  Each stop offers special activities, demonstrations, sales, treats or drawings to tour participants. So choose 10 locations you have never visited, or your favorites for sales and unique activities. Mark your calendars now & watch for the tour map which will be available soon! Participants can get a list of all of the stops, their activities and a map, by calling the Geauga County Tourism Office 800-775-TOUR, or online (beginning April 10th) at www.TourGeauga.com

 

“Life on the Rocks”

May 18

Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park, 12440 State Rt. 282 Garrettsville, OH 44231 May 18, 10:00 AM – Noon. Free offering.  Join Master Gardener and former ODNR Park Manager Mike Blakeman for a 1 mile interpretive hike to see the park’s spring wild flowers and explore its impressive plant diversity. Learn about the area’s unique geology and how many of the plants have adapted to growing on bare rock. This is a good opportunity to see and learn about the area’s spring wild flowers including the rare red trillium. Tree ID will be covered and include Canadian Hemlock and Yellow Birch, both associated more with colder northern climates. Wear sturdy footwear for rocky and uneven terrain. Rain or shine. Meet at parking lot on SR 282.  Advance registration is limited and required.   440-834-4656

 

Spaghetti Dinner

 May 18

A Spaghetti Dinner will be held May 18 from 4-7pm at the Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Rd, Parkman. Dinner is $7 and children under 5 eat free.  Western Phoenix Masonic Lodge #42

 

Memorial Day Service

May 27

A Memorial Day Service will be held at the Burton Square Gazebo at 11 am, an open house to follow at the Legion Home on Goodwin St. Contact Bo (440) 834-8764 for more info.

 

Little Tigers Golf Outing

June 8

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their annual golf outing on June 8, 2013.  The four man scramble will be an 8:00 shotgun held at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The price is $65.00 per person and will include lunch, dinner, and beverages. Prizes will be given on all holes. Contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather  Lyndsey@ 330-654-4100 to sign up or for information.

 

Autism 5k and walk

June 15

Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event.  Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.  The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.  The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.

 

Ravenna Summer Fest

June 15

Crafters and Vendors needed. Register now. The return of Ravenna Summer Fest is June 15 from 10am-6pm. We are currently looking for vendors and crafters to add to the day’s activities and car show. Please contact Susie (330) 296-3779 or Barb (330) 297-6684

 

Hiram College Nature Camps

June 17-21; July 8-12; July 29-August 2

Hiram College Nature Camps are fun and exciting weeks of nature exploration. Children ages 3-14 investigate streams, ponds and forest to learn about living things and the surrounding environment. Catching tadpoles and crayfish, building forts, collecting rocks and playing games are all part of the fun of Nature Camp. It’s a week-long nature adventure filled with fun and surprises! For more information, visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu

 

Annual Gardening Event

June 19

Geauga Co. MGV Annual Gardening Event Comes to Burton Century Village, June 19 from 10am – 4 pm. 100’s of plants, familiar and exotic, as well as unique one of a kind garden art pieces, fun attic treasures, divine desserts, free horticulture demonstrations and “ask the expert.”  A full day of fun activities.  Proceeds fund the Geauga Co. Master Gardener Volunteers Scholarship Fund.  440-834-4656  www.geauga.osu.edu

 

Why Teens Kill Seminar

July 11

The Crestwood Lions Club is pleased to bring, Phil Chalmers, teen violence and bullying expert, to the Crestwood Elementary School on July 11 at 7pm. Cost is $10/person. Topics covered will be warning signs, causes, trigger and prevention. Visit PhilChalmers.com for more info. To purchase ticket or for more info contact Mary Hannah (330) 883-9297 or call Phil Chalmer’s office (330) 998-4340

 

 

Farmers Market

June 22-Oct 12

The Rotary Club of Mantua is sponsoring the 9th annual Farmers Market. The location will be at the Christ Lutheran Church parking lot at 10827 S.R 44, in Mantua.  The market will run every Saturday, from June 22 – October 12. The hours will be 9am-12:30pm.  The cost is $5.00 if you sign up for 8 week-ends or more.  For those who sign up for less the cost is $7.00. This year the produce venders will specialize in Heirloom vegetables and flowers.  All other vendors’  items will be made from scratch.New vendors are being accepted.  Applications may be obtained by contacting Dean Olson. 330-351-3035

 

Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.

June 30

Motorcyclists can participate in a 2-hour scenic ride through beautiful Geauga County on Sunday, June 30, 2013. The ride starts at Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton, OH (14373 N Cheshire St) and will be led by Sheriff Dan McClelland and his dog, “Midge”. Registration opens at 8:00am and the $25.00 per motorcycle fee includes breakfast. Onsite food vendor and other fun activities will be available upon return to the fairgrounds.  Visit www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com or www.habitatgeauga.org for details. Sponsorship Opportunities For Motorcycle Run Deadline June 30. Become a Sponsor of the ride to help Geauga County Veterans who qualify with home repairs and renovations. Sponsor Levels include: Master Builder-$1,000; Hammer Swinger-$500; Construction Buddy-$250; and Helping Hand-$100. The funds raised from this year’s event will go to purchase building materials and supply quality construction supervision courtesy of Geauga County Habitat for Humanity. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com.

 

 

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CHS Reunion

Labor Day Weekend

The Crestwood High School Class of 1973 is planning its 40th class reunion. The reunion will be held Labor Day Weekend. We are in the process of forming a mailing list of all class members. If we can get e-mails it will greatly reduce our mailing costs for this event. If you can please e-mail that information to Matt Moravec at matthewmoravec@sbcglobal.net it would be greatly appreciated. If not, you can contact Don Schilling at 330-274-8282 with your information.

 

Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

 

Scholarship Offer

Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship to senior athletes at James A. Garfield High School for the sixth year. The scholarship will be for $850.00. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are available at the chiropractic office or through the school counselor.

 

Big Brothers & Sisters Needed

Now!

Start something! Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently in need of Big Brothers and Big Sister volunteers. We have boys and girls waiting in all parts of the county. Please call us today 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org

 

“Friends” Membership Campaign

Now

Are we friends? Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corp’s first-ever “Friends” membership campaign is underway and, as someone who is interested in the future of our area, YOU should be one of the first to join! Friends stay informed, show support, and help financially. Membership dues are a small, $25/year & benefits include a quarterly newsletter, a special t-shirt, and the satisfaction that comes with helping a worthy cause. Please see the attached information and share it with your friends.

 

Garfield Spring Soccer

Register Today

Spring Soccer for 7th & 8th graders, open to all current 7th & 8th graders. Boys and Girls, co-ed team in the Geauga County Recreational League. Coached by the James A. Garfield Varsity soccer coaches. Practices tentatively to begin mid Apr. and games the first week in May. For more info contact: Kim Curry (330) 527-2186 or curryk19@yahoo.com

 

Food 4 All Program

Apr 11, 13 & 14

Food 4 All Program – Ravenna Nazarene Church, 3284 Brady Lake Rd.  Ravenna will be held on  April 11 from 5:30pm-6:30pm; Apr 13 from 9:30am-10:30 am & Apr 14 from Noon-12:30pm. Grocery Relief Program Open to Everyone, No Income Requirements or Applications, Must Pre-Order with payment, Variety of Boxes to choose from, Cash & Food Stamps Accepted, Credit Card Orders can be placed online with a minimal processing fee. To see menu or place a credit card order:  www.ravenna-nazarene.com or 330-296-8872

 

Eagles Fish Fry

Apr 12

Garrettsville Eagles, 8149 Water St, Open to Public Apr 12 from 4-7:30pm. Fish, shrimp or combo, also chicken tenders. All meals $8.50. Includes baked potato or French fries, green beans and coleslaw or applesauce and dinner roll. Takeout orders welcome (330) 527-2330

 

Am. Legion Fish Fry

Apr 12

American Legion Post 674 will be having fish fry, Friday the 12th. 4-8pm. Cost is $8. Choice of fish, shrimp or chicken, or combo plate, choice of potato (French fries or baked),and 2 sides (coleslaw, apple sauce, green beans, mac and cheese) roll and butter. Carryout’s available: 330-326-3188. 9960 east Center St. (St. Rt 303 by the tank) Windham. Public Welcome

 

Pork Dinner

Apr 13

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Pork dinner Apr 13 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 $7.00, Children (4 thru 11) $6.00, Children 3 and under are free.

 

Raptor Education Program

Apr 13

The Birds in Flight Sanctuary of Warren, Ohio, will be presenting a Raptor Education Program on April 13 at 7pm. This is a FREE event and is open to the public. The program is being sponsored by The Eagle Creek Conservation Club and will be held at their club facilities located at 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430. Doors will open at 6pm and seating is limited. This program will give people an understanding, appreciation, and concern for raptors and other wildlife. It will also explain the licenses and training required to run a rehabilitation facility and the environmental issues involved. Then the birds will be welcomed out one by one for their introduction. Come bring the kids and join us for this educational and highly entertaining evening.

 

Free Dinner

Apr 13

A FREE DINNER will be provided by First Church of God in Windham Apr 13 from 5-7pm.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Coffee, Tea (hot & cold), and water will be provided with the meal.  The church is located at 9016 N Main St.  You can call 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426 for questions or more information.

 

Library Meeting

Apr 13

Friends of Burton Public Library Meeting will be held on Apr 13 at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Large Meeting Room. The public is cordially invited to attend. There will be a short business meeting followed by “Musings from Minnesota” by the comedy duo Bob & Marge. Refreshments will be served. Registration not required.

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Apr 13

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast for the Amish community on Apr 13 from 6-10am at 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478

Make Your Own Garden Art:  Fountains and Bubblers

Apr 13

Water features are the hottest trend in garden decor.  Spend an enjoyable morning while learning the basics in creating simple bubblers and fountains.  Enhance your flower bed and attract birds with your own creation you’ll take home with you. Class will be Apr 13 from 10-1 pm.  Materials included in the $35 fee:  ceramic or resin pot, water pump, tubing and directions.  Light refreshments. Preregistration is encouraged.  Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.   Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.   Call for additional information and registration.  Discounts don’t apply for this class.  440-834-4656     geauga.osu.edu

 

Souped Up Jazz Dinner

Apr 13

Souped Up Jazz Dinner will be Apr 13 from 5-7:30pm in Garfield Elementary Cafeteria. Adults $7, Senior Citizens & Kids 6-10 $6, 5 & under eat for free. Menu: Choice of homemade soups: chili & cheese, chicken noodle, cheesy potato bacon, or vegetarian minestrone, plus salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Dinner is sponsored by The Garfield Band  Boosters

 

Ghost Paranormal 12

Apr 13

April 13 @ 2pm – Ghosting Paranormal 12, Paranormal/Bigfoot Investigations and Historical Research will present information about this very popular topic.  For more information, visit their website www.ghosting12.com.  Seating is limited. If planning to attend, please visit the library’s circulation desk to get a free ticket for this event. Newton Falls Public Library, 204 South Canal Street, Newton Falls, Ohio 44444. 330.872.1282

 

Pluck a Duck Benefit

Apr 14

Benefit for Catie Karl-Moran, Newton Falls resident will be Apr 14 from 1-4pm at Faces Lounge. Everyone is invited to attend and there is no charge. Meal ticket can be purchased for $5. This function is to help Catie with her struggle due to extreme medical conditions  from cancer. The duck plucking will take place at 3:00pm. For more information call Vonda: 330-984-3521, Vanessa: 330-219-4674 Glenny: 330-979-2826, Sarah: 330-442-3003, Lisa: 330-501-2769 or Kathy 330-442-7123. Winners do not have to be present.

 

Soap Box Derby Workshop

Apr 14

The Portage County Soap Box Derby is hosting a Derby Racing Workshop on Apr 14 at 4386 SR 303, in Shalersville Township (1/2 mile west from SR 44). The car clinic will be from 1-3pm.  The workshop is to answer questions on racing, how to tune a car for the best performance, and how to build a car.  Families that race may bring their car to tune it for the May 4th and 5th rally race.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Those families having children that are unsure about racing may have a ride in a derby car for free.  The ages for racing are 7-17 years old.  You may inquire about our almost free corporate racing program for the local race on June 15th in Mantua, or the Stem Racing Derby program for your local school.  For more information go to our web site: pcsdoh@org

 

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Apr 14

Knights Of Columbus Council #3350 All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be Apr 14 from 12-3pm At Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner includes: spaghetti & meatballs, Salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and Dessert (Carry out available) Adults:$7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11) Children: FREE(5& under). For any additional information Tom Fetock (330) 872-5886, Matt Stimac (330)872-7865 or Jim Burns    (330)883-0575

 

Stray Dog Skate

Apr 14

Come spend an evening for the stray dogs of Geauga County on Apr 14 from 5:30-7:30pm at the, Chagrin Falls Roller Rink, 7157 S. Main St., Chagrin Falls. $10 donation plus $4 skate rental. Come meet some of our shelter staff, volunteers and maybe a furbaby needing a good loving home.

 

Taking “Thyme” to Learn

Apr 15

Apr 15, at 10AM, Friends of the Austintown Library will present Taking “Thyme” to Learn about Herbs with Theresa Lyden from the Holborn Herbs Growers Guild.  Theresa is a member of the guild, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary. The HHGG maintains the gardens at the Western Reserve Historical Village in Canfield Fair grounds and Boardman Park gardens. The members of the guild meet monthly and the purpose is to educate members and the community about herbs. Meetings are open to the public.

 

Trees for You and Me

Apr 16

Naturalist Sharon Moore of Burton will present a program including stories and crafts for grades K-5 on Apr 16 from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Come and have fun learning about trees! Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466

 

SCORE! How to Start a Small Business

Apr 16

Members of SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, will present a guide to starting your own business on, Apr 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burton Public Library. Please call the library at 440-834-4466 to register for this informative program.

 

Ouija, The Talking Cockatoo

Apr 17

Ouija (pronouned WeeGee) is an umbrella crested cockatoo that sings, dances, laughs and especially loves children. He was featured on Animal Planet’s Pet Story program and has performed all over northeast Ohio. All ages are welcome to this fun evening at the Burton Public Library. Apr 17 at 7:00 p.m. Registration not required.

 

Home Cooked Supper

Apr 17

Home-cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will be held: Apr 17 from 4:30 – 7:30 PM (this time is for April only)Menu includes Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls and ice cream sundae bar for dessert. Adults $7.00 Children 10 yr and under $4.00. Carryout available. This month’s dinner will also feature a bake sale in which all of the proceeds will be donated to the RELAY FOR LIFE.

 

“Do You Like it Here?”

Apr 18

Join the Friends of the Hiram College Library for an illustrated presentation by Daniel Dyer, an award-winning teacher and author. Dyer’s talk, “‘Do You Like it Here?’ Inside the Literary World of John O’Hara,” will explore the life and career of a writer who was once famous, but is now less well-known, evaluating his work and tracing his literary ‘fall from grace.’ Dyer will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the Pritchard Room of the Hiram College Library, 11694 Hayden Street

 

USWA Monthly Meeting

Apr 18

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 Apr 18 at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 648 N. Park Ave. in Warren.

 

Annual Rummage Sale

Apr 18 & 19

Braceville UMC located at 589 Park Rd in the center of Braceville  off St. Rt. 82 will be having their annual rummage sale on Apr 18 from 9am-5pm and Apr 19, which will be dollar day from 9am-12pm. There will also be a bake sale and light lunch on the 18th. Lunch will be homemade soup, sandwiches, drinks and desserts. Carry outs will be available.

 

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Auditions

Apr 19 & 20

Curtains Up Theatre is holding Auditions for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on April 19 and 20th at 6pm in the James A. Garfield High School. Please have a monologue and song ready for your audition. Ages from 9+ are needed for this production, including adult men and women. For more information contact Director, Justin Steck at 216-310-1913.

 

Spring Rummage Sale

Apr 19 & 20

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 Apr 19 from 9am-5pm, Apr 20 from 9am-1pm. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall. For more info call (330) 537-4205

 

Pancake Breakfast

Apr 20

Hiram Police Department Pancake Breakfast “Shop with a Cop” Fundraiser will be Apr 20 from 9am-1pm at Hiram College Kennedy Center Dix Dining Hall. All-U-Can-Eat. $6 for adults, $3 for kids under 10. Proceeds benefit the Hiram Police Department “Shop with a Cop” program. Windswept Farms of Hiram and Save-A-Lot of Garrettsville are donating the maple syrup for this fundraiser.

 

Ohio Author Day

Apr 20

The Weekly Villager’s own contributing writer and “Puppy Tails” columnist Mialie T. Szymanski will be joining over 40 Ohio authors and illustrators at the 3rd Annual Ohio Author Day in Hudson. Come chat with these local celebrities and get some autographs! Books will be available for sale and many genres of adult, teen and children’s literature will be featured. Event to be held at the Hudson Library on Apr 20 from 1-4pm

 

Spring Nature Preserve Presentation

Apr 20

A presentation on Northeast Ohio’s State Nature Preserve System will be Apr 20 from 11am-12pm at the Punderson State Park Sports Chalet located on “Buckeye Drive”. This presentation is free and open to the public. The park is located at 11755 Kinsman Rd in Newbury, for more info call (330) 527-5118

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Apr 20

Bristol Varsity Basketball team to be honored, public invited and spaghetti dinner will be held on Apr 20 at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on St. Rt. 88 in West Farmington. Cost is $7 adults, Ages 5-12 $4.50 and under 5 is free. Carry outs available for $7.50. Dinner includes salad, bread and pie.

 

Pasta Dinner

Apr 20

New Mercies Community Church , 12767 Butternut Rd. in Burton will be having a pasta dinner on Apr 20 from 4-7 pm. Your choice of mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs or rigatoni with salad and bread and dessert for a monetary donation.

 

Card Party

Apr 21

Trumbull County Federated Democratic Women will hold their annual  card party  on Apr 21 from 2-5pm at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic NE, Warren. Tickets are seven dollars and will be sold at the door. There will also be raffles, prizes and a wide variety of desserts and salads. Guests should bring their own table games to play or just simply enjoy the food and camaraderie. Elected officials will be introduced during the afternoon. For more information or to buy tickets  call 330 6382775 .

 

Intro to Geocaching

Apr 23

Taught by a member of the Geauga Park District, this class will feature an intro to geocaching as a terrific hobby for those of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. Weather permitting, participants will go outside to use the GPS units. Apr 23 at 6:30 p.m. Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466

 

Library Open House & Book Look

 Apr 23

Parents and grandparents interested in an evening out to socialize and check out some of the new materials at the Garrettsville Library are invited to an open house and new book look on, April 23 between the hours of 5:00-6:30pm.  Take a break from the kids and enjoy a little book browsing and adult conversation.  Discover new authors and genres playing “Blind Date With a Book.”  Light refreshments will be served.  Registration is not required. The Garrettsville Library is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville Ohio.  Hours of operation are Monday and Tuesday 11:00am- 7:00pm; Wednesday and Friday 10:00am- 6:00pm; and Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm.  The library is closed on Thursdays and Sundays.  Call the library at 330-527-4378, or visit online atwww.portagelibrary.org.

 

Wisteria, the Beautiful Challenge

Apr 24

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers: Learn the secrets of growing this gorgeous flowering plant.  Do you have a wisteria that’s out of control?  Is pruning it a mystery?  Do you have a wisteria that just won’t bloom?  Do you love wisteria but are afraid to try one?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, learn how to select, plant, fertilize, prune and maintain wisteria.  You too can have the beauty and fragrance of wisteria in your yard.  Be the envy of your neighbors.  Apr. 24 from 7-9 pm cost is $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner

Apr 27

The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Steak Cookout on Apr 27, 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.

 

Better Gardening

Apr 27

Avoid Common Mistakes We Make in the Garden Apr 27 from 9-12 Knowing and avoiding the common mistakes we make in the garden means better results and less frustration.  We will examine good gardening practices for vegetable and flower gardens, saving you time, energy and money.  Learn what to plant and where to plant it.  Learn where to turn for help and answers.  Improve your gardening skills and results.  $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Save the Date

Apr 27

15th Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will be Apr 27 from 6-9pm. Help celebrate our environmental heroes! Portage Park District, 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4 Ravenna, Ohio 44266. www.portageparkdistrict.org

 

Hall of Fame Banquet

Apr 27

Garfield’s Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Apr 27 at 5:30pm in the High School Commons.  This year’s inductees are Martin Paul (Class of ‘61) and Mark Manno (Class of ‘74).  Tickets for the dinner and banquet are $35 a piece and can be purchased by calling Sheri Johnson at 330-527-5384. Deadline to purchase tickets is April 21st.

 

Pork Chop Dinner

Apr 27

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 serve until 6:30pm 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. This will be our last dinner until next fall.

Gemboree

Apr 27 & 28

Gemboree Spring 2013- Minerals, rocks, gemstone, jewelry. Sponsored by The Summit Lapidary Club & The Akron Mineral Society. The event will take place Apr 27 & 28 from 10am-6pm on Apr 27 & 10am-5pm on Apr 28 at Emidio and Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Road in Cuyahoga Falls. There will be demonstrations and sales. Children are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (55+) and students, $1 for ages 7-14 and children 6 and under, as well as scouts in uniform free. For more information call Evelyn Tryon (330) 673-9661 or visit www.LapidaryClubof Ohio.org

 

Free Community Meal

Apr 28

Mantua’s St. Joseph PSR, along with the K of C Women’s Auxiliary will be hosting a FREE Community Meal on Apr 28, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!! We’d love to see you there. Join us for food and fellowship after the 11:15 a.m. Mass. If you’d like to do more, please contact coordinator Peg Haney at 330-274-2268 or phaney@stjosephmantua.com.

 

Craft/Vendor Show Reservations

Deadline Apr 28

Parents of Girls Scout Troop 124 will be sponsoring a Craft/Vendor Show on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 17 N. Center St., Newton Falls, Ohio. Tables are available for $20.00 each with limited electric. Reservation deadline is April 28.For information or to reserve a table call Louanne Dubos at 330-872-1353.

 

Scholarships and Grants

Apr 29 deadline

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers OSU Extension The Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers provide scholarships to Geauga County residents pursuing an education in horticulture, agriculture, environmental science or related fields at The Ohio State University.  High school seniors or current students at The Ohio State University are encouraged to apply.  Deadline for applications is April 29.  The Master Gardeners are also open to requests for grants to local classroom teachers and schools pursuing special projects and instruction in the sciences.  For an application and more information about MGV scholarships and grants call the OSU Extension at the Patterson Center.  (440) 834-4656.  Also visit the website and become acquainted with the many Master Gardener class offerings and the annual scholarship fund raiser.  www.geauga.osu.edu.

 

Energy Jobs Fair – Youngstown

Apr 29 

Energy Jobs Fair will be Apr 29 from 9am-3pm at Holiday Inn Boardman, 7410 South Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44512. United States Senator Rob Portman, the Ohio Oil & Gas Association and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber are hosting an opportunity for job seekers to discover training and employment opportunities in the oil and gas industry. If you are an OOGA Member, and interested in participating in this Jobs Fair, please contact Penny Seipelpenny@ooga.org or Pete MacKenzie pete@ooga.org for more information.

 

Chicken Dinner

May 3

The Parkman Fire and Rescue Association in conjunction with local Amish schools proudly announce their annual spring Chicken Dinner, May 3 from 5- 8pm, At the Community House in Parkman, next to the Fire Station. Adults $14.00, Children 12 and under $7.00. Limited tickets-resale tickets only Make checks payable to: Parkman Fire and Rescue, Send check or money order to: Joan Dillon, 12709 Nelson Ledge rd. Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Tickets can be returned to you (include SASE) or held at the door. Questions? Call Chuck or Joan at 548-7541

 

Annual Spring Craft, Plant & Flower Sale

May 3 & 4

Hiram Farm Living & Learning Community: craft items, Mother’s Day gifts, Organic veg. plants, annual flowers , hanging baskets, fresh eggs.  11543 & 11485 Garfield Road Hiram, Ohio 44234. May 3 from 12-4pm & May 4 from 10am-4pm. For more info call: 330-569-3441

 

Reverse Raffle

May 4

Tickets are available for DMRC’s 2nd Annual Reverse Raffle fundraiser. It will be held at Mantua K of C on May 4, starting at 6 pm. Each $100 ticket includes: delicious steak dinner for you and a guest, adult beverages, a chance at $1,000 grand prize, and fun with friends and neighbors. Contact any DMRC board member or reply to request tickets.

 

Roadside & Park Clean-up

May 4

The City of Newton Falls will be conducting its Annual Citywide roadside and park Clean-up Day on May 4 at 9am.   Any interested groups, organizations, or individuals that would like to participate in the clean-up day are invited to join us.  Sign in registration will be held behind City Hall.  The City will provide garbage bags, rubber gloves and safety vests to participants.  We will also be holding a scrap tire collection from 9-12 at Street Department on Church Street.  For more information please contact City Clerk, Kathy King at 330-872-0806 M-F 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Vertical Gardening:  Growing UP in the Garden

May 4

Have you ever wanted to get more out of your garden space?  Vertical gardening has been gaining popularity in recent years as the interest in home food production has increased. We’ll explore several different methods of vertical gardening to maximize your space and location. Overcome many of your garden limitations by growing up, instead of out.  Join us for this enjoyable class that includes hands-on demonstrations and raise your garden to new heights! 9-11 am, $20 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Spring Wildflower Hike

May 4

A hike showcasing many of Northeast Ohio’s spring wildflowers will be May 4 from 10a-12pm at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve. This event is free and open to the public. The preserve is located at 11027 Hopkins Rd in Garrettsville. Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged, for more info call 330-527-5118

 

Trunk Sale

May 11

The Girard Junior Women annual trunk sale will be 10-2 on May 11 on 100 N Market Street in Girard. The event will take place rain or shine. Call Laura at 330 545 5962 if interested in a spot. Spots for the trunk sale are available at ten dollars each. The public is encouraged to come out and shop the area which will have a variety of goods for sale. The event will be held on the Girard City lot across from the City Building and is visible from 422.

 

Plant Sale

May 11

The Perennial Gardeners are holding their annual plant sale, May 11, rain or shine, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall parking lot.  The popular sale features annuals, hanging baskets, herbs and hundreds of perennials, many of which have been raised by club members.  Knowledgeable club members will be happy to assist you in choosing the appropriate plants for your gardening needs. Profits from the sale enable the club to continue planting and caring for the bandstand and corner park at Routes 306 and 322, offer scholarships to horticultural students, present educational programs at each monthly meeting and support many other gardening activities in the community.

 

Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour

May 11

Geauga County Tourism’s Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour will be May 11th, with 13 new stops for a total of 25 to choose from.  Each stop offers special activities, demonstrations, sales, treats or drawings to tour participants. So choose 10 locations you have never visited, or your favorites for sales and unique activities. Mark your calendars now & watch for the tour map which will be available soon! Participants can get a list of all of the stops, their activities and a map, by calling the Geauga County Tourism Office 800-775-TOUR, or online (beginning April 10th) at www.TourGeauga.com

 

“Life on the Rocks”

May 18

Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park, 12440 State Rt. 282 Garrettsville, OH 44231 May 18, 10:00 AM – Noon. Free offering.  Join Master Gardener and former ODNR Park Manager Mike Blakeman for a 1 mile interpretive hike to see the park’s spring wild flowers and explore its impressive plant diversity. Learn about the area’s unique geology and how many of the plants have adapted to growing on bare rock. This is a good opportunity to see and learn about the area’s spring wild flowers including the rare red trillium. Tree ID will be covered and include Canadian Hemlock and Yellow Birch, both associated more with colder northern climates. Wear sturdy footwear for rocky and uneven terrain. Rain or shine. Meet at parking lot on SR 282.  Advance registration is limited and required.   440-834-4656

 

Spaghetti Dinner

 May 18

A Spaghetti Dinner will be held May 18 from 4-7pm at the Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Rd, Parkman. Dinner is $7 and children under 5 eat free.  Western Phoenix Masonic Lodge #42

 

Little Tigers Golf Outing

June 8

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their annual golf outing on June 8, 2013.  The four man scramble will be an 8:00 shotgun held at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The price is $65.00 per person and will include lunch, dinner, and beverages. Prizes will be given on all holes. Contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather  Lyndsey@ 330-654-4100 to sign up or for information.

 

 

Autism 5k and walk

June 15

Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event.  Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.  The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.  The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.

 

Ravenna Summer Fest

June 15

Crafters and Vendors needed. Register now. The return of Ravenna Summer Fest is June 15 from 10am-6pm. We are currently looking for vendors and crafters to add to the day’s activities and car show. Please contact Susie (330) 296-3779 or Barb (330) 297-6684

 

Annual Gardening Event

June 19

Geauga Co. MGV Annual Gardening Event Comes to Burton Century Village, June 19 from 10am – 4 pm. 100’s of plants, familiar and exotic, as well as unique one of a kind garden art pieces, fun attic treasures, divine desserts, free horticulture demonstrations and “ask the expert.”  A full day of fun activities.  Proceeds fund the Geauga Co. Master Gardener Volunteers Scholarship Fund.  440-834-4656  www.geauga.osu.edu

 

Farmers Market

June 22-Oct 12

The Rotary Club of Mantua is sponsoring the 9th annual Farmers Market. The location will be at the Christ Lutheran Church parking lot at 10827 S.R 44, in Mantua.  The market will run every Saturday, from June 22 – October 12. The hours will be 9am-12:30pm.  The cost is $5.00 if you sign up for 8 week-ends or more.  For those who sign up for less the cost is $7.00. This year the produce venders will specialize in Heirloom vegetables and flowers.  All other vendors with homemade items will be made from scratch.New vendors are being accepted.  Applications may be obtained by contacting Dean Olson. 330-351-3035

Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.

June 30

Motorcyclists can participate in a 2-hour scenic ride through beautiful Geauga County on Sunday, June 30, 2013. The ride starts at Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton, OH (14373 N Cheshire St) and will be led by Sheriff Dan McClelland and his dog, “Midge”. Registration opens at 8:00am and the $25.00 per motorcycle fee includes breakfast. Onsite food vendor and other fun activities will be available upon return to the fairgrounds.  Visit www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com or www.habitatgeauga.org for details. Sponsorship Opportunities For Motorcycle Run Deadline June 30. Become a Sponsor of the ride to help Geauga County Veterans who qualify with home repairs and renovations. Sponsor Levels include: Master Builder-$1,000; Hammer Swinger-$500; Construction Buddy-$250; and Helping Hand-$100. The funds raised from this year’s event will go to purchase building materials and supply quality construction supervision courtesy of Geauga County Habitat for Humanity. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com.

 

 

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Vehicle Donation

Now!

Want to get rid of that old car, truck, van or motorcycle and have it picked up for free? Want a tax receipt for your donation? Want to have your vehicle picked up in 3 days or less? Then Call Big Brothers & Sisters (330) 296-6655 or visit our website at www.bbsportage.com. Running and non-running vehicles, from individuals or companies, will gladly be accepted. Donated vehicles are crushed for scrap, sold for parts or repaired and resold. Donors need to have the title and keys when the vehicle is picked up. Call our office for more info.

 

CHS Reunion

Labor Day Weekend

The Crestwood High School Class of 1973 is planning its 40th class reunion. The reunion will be held Labor Day Weekend. We are in the process of forming a mailing list of all class members. If we can get e-mails it will greatly reduce our mailing costs for this event. If you can please e-mail that information to Matt Moravec at matthewmoravec@sbcglobal.net it would be greatly appreciated. If not, you can contact Don Schilling at 330-274-8282 with your information. The sooner you can contact us the better as we are planning a mailing of information for the beginning of April. Please help us get the word out. Thanks for your help in this matter; the Reunion Committee hopes to be hearing from you soon.

 

Juried Photo Show

Now-Apr 6

TAG’s 4th Annual Juried Photo Show.  Our largest show yet, this show features beautiful photographs from names you will recognize from past shows, as well as some you won’t.  Out of 149 entries, 83 were selected for the judging, and are currently hanging in the Trumbull Art Gallery.  Of the additional entries, 58 are being shown in the Nissen Gallery at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.  The pictures may be viewed between noon and 4 pm at TAG.  Admission is free.

 

Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

Scholarship Offer

Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship to senior athletes at James A. Garfield High School for the sixth year. The scholarship will be for $850.00. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are available at the chiropractic office or through the school counselor.

 

Eagles Fish Fry

Fridays Through Lent

The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting a fish fry every Friday at the Eagles.  To go orders welcome by calling 330-527-2330. Dinners are $8.50 and your choice of fish, shrimp, chicken tenders or a combination. All include baked potato or fries, green beans, cole slaw and a dinner roll.

 

Hiram Community Trust Grant Proposals

Through April 12

For over 20 years, the Hiram Community Trust has been providing funds that make our communities a special place to live and learn. Grant funding is provided for civic, cultural, educational, historical, community planning, beautification and environmental projects in the Hiram area. Grants are due by April 12. For grant guidelines and proposal information, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Garfield Spring Soccer

Register Today

Spring Soccer for 7th & 8th graders, open to all current 7th & 8th graders. Boys and Girls, co-ed team in the Geauga County Recreational League. Coached by the James A. Garfield Varsity soccer coaches. Practices tentatively to begin mid Apr. and games the first week in May. For more info contact: Kim Curry (330) 527-2186 or curryk19@yahoo.com

 

Let’s Build Community at the Center

Apr 2 ,9, 16

Everyone’s invited to the Mantua Center School, Mantua Center Road just north of SR 82, 9am to 8pm each Tues. thru Apr 16.  Coffee’s on for socializing, card and board games, jigsaw puzzle in progress.  Last watercolor class 3/26 10:00-12:00 (Moves back to church the next week).   Quilt piecing instruction anytime.  Knitting and crochet 1:00 -3:00.  Tour of 1914 building at 5:15.  Potlucks for lunch and supper, with ballroom dancing 6:00-7:00.  Service project opportunities, reading material exchange table.  In the fully accessible cafeteria wing, park and enter west of old building.  More information from Ellie Monroe, 330-274-0711 or efoster@config.com .

 

Good Friday Service

Mar 29

Holy Cross Anglican Church will have a Good Friday Service at 7pm on Mar 29. The church is located at 1046 Lake Street in Kent

 

Passion Film at Kent Stage

Mar 29

The Light in Kent is sponsoring a screening of “The Passion of the Christ” on Good Friday, Mar 29 at 7pm. The Stage is located at 175 E. Main St in Kent. Tickets are free and available at The Light Ministry, Logos Bookstore or at the door the day of the event. Call (330) 818-6913 for reservations. Children under 17 will not be admitted without their parents, this movie is rated R. Free parking will be on Columbus Street.

 

“IT IS FINISHED”

Mar 29

Easter Story in Music and Drama Presented by Pricetown United Methodist Church Choir on Good Friday, Mar 29 at 6pm. Pricetown United Methodist Church is located at 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Road Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

 

Palmyra FD Fish Fry

Mar 29

Palmyra Fire Department’s 7th Annual Fish Fry will be held Good Friday, Mar 29 from 2-7pm. All you care to eat fish, french fries cole slaw mac & cheese available. Held at Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St. Rt. 225 in Diamond. Cost is $8 for Adults, $5 for seniors, $5 for kids 10 & under and free for kids 3 & under.

 

Free Community Dinner

Mar 29

First Congregational Church of Freedom will provide a free community dinner on Good Friday, Mar 29 from 5:30-6:30pm. Carry out will be available.  Everyone is welcome! All are welcome to attend the service afterwards at 7pm.

 

God Provides Free Meal

Mar 29

God Provides a Free Meal, Mar 29 from 4-6pm at Nelson UMC. Dinner will be beef & noodles, green beans, roll and dessert.

 

Monthly Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner

Mar 30

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

 

Bluegrass Music Show

Mar 30

Bluegrass Music Show will be held from 7-11 pm on Mar 30, 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 Young & Blue. The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867.

 

Burton Egg Hunt

Mar 30

Burton Easter Egg Hunt will be Mar 30 at Burton Village Park at 11 am. Ages 1-6. Rain or shine

 

Outdoor Easter Service

Mar 31

An Outdoor Easter Sunrise Service will be held on, Mar 31 at 7:30 AM.  This 35-40 minute service, hosted by First Baptist Church, Newton Falls, will be held at the pavilion next to the dam on Broad Street in downtown Newton Falls and will provide an opportunity to worship outdoors and celebrate Christ’s resurrection through song, spoken word and communion during the early morning hours on Easter Sunday.

 

Easter Sunday Service

Mar 31

Holy Cross Anglican Church will have their Easter Service on Mar 31 at 10 am with communion and music celebrating the Risen Christ. The Church is located at 1046 Lake Street in Kent.

 

Boating Education Course

Apr 1, 8 & 15

The Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered on Monday nights: April 1, 8 and 15, 2013, from 6-9pm. The fee for the course is $5, which covers the cost of course materials. Interested persons may register to take the course by calling 440-964-0518. The Ohio Boating Education Course covers a variety of boating topics. Ohio law requires any person born on or after January 1, 1982, to be able to show proof they have successfully completed an approved boating safety education course if they operate any watercraft powered by a motor greater than 10 horsepower. For additional information on Ohio’s boating requirements, education classes and other boating opportunities and programs, contact the Division of Watercraft at 440-964-0518 and visit the agency’s web site atwww.ohiodnr.com/watercraft.

 

Paddle To The Sea

Apr 2

April 2 from  Noon-2 PM, Headwaters Park Join us in celebrating Paddle To The Sea, Holling C. Holling’s classic children’s book about a toy canoe’s journey to the ocean. We’ll read part of the book and explore how the waterways of the Great Lakes are connected. Then we’ll make and launch our own canoe travelers! For those school age and up. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible.

 

Health Department to hold first annual Open House

Apr 2

What do clean drinking water, safe foods, and immunizations have in common? Come find out! The Portage County Health Department would like to invite the community to its first annual Open House to be held on April 2 from 3-6 pm. This event will take place at the Portage County Health Department located in the administration building at 449 South Meridian Street, Ravenna. Traveling out of the country this summer? “We will be holding a How to Stay Healthy While Traveling presentation during the open house. This will allow people who will be traveling out of the country this summer the opportunity to gain education on safe traveling without the cost,” says Rosemary Ferraro, Director of Nursing. The cost of a travel consultation is usually $50 for Portage County residents. Immunizations will be scheduled during adult clinic Tuesday’s 8-10am. Cost of immunizations varies. The presentation will be given at 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.  The Open House is free and refreshments will be provided. An emergency preparedness kit will be awarded as a door prize. Activities for the entire family will include blood pressure checks, hand washing demonstrations, a ground water presentation, travel education, and a chance to win a prize.  For questions, contact Becky Lehman, PCHD Health Educator at 330-296-9919 ext. 137

 

Blood Drive

Apr 3

It is time for our blood drive at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd., Newton Falls, OH 44444. It will be done in our fellowship hall on April 3, from 12-6pm and we hope to see you. We are friendly and respect all of our givers, for the unselfish and loving gift of life saving blood , for anyone that needs it, to live and enjoy our world.

 

Wizard of Oz Breakfast

Apr 3

Enjoy breakfast with Dorothy and her friends from The Wizard of Oz on Apr 3 from 8-8:45 am in the JAG Elementary School Gym. Cost $5.00/students & No Charge/parents. In addition to breakfast, characters will sing and visit with students! Also there will be picture opportunities with the characters – bring your camera!

 

Author Mary Doria Russell

Apr 4

Best-selling author Mary Doria Russell will be speaking at the Geauga West Library on April 4 at 7:00 PM in the Eykyn Room.  Her subject will be her recent book, Doc, a mystery about the life of Southern aristocrat, John Henry “Doc” Holliday.  There will be a book sale and signing before and after this event. It is a FREE event and is open to the public, although a ticket will be required for admission. Because space is limited, guests are asked to pre-register in person at the Reference Desk at Geauga West Library, starting Mar 4.  For more information, please call the library at 440-729-4250.

 

J.A.Garfield Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz

Apr 4-6 & 7

The Wizard of Oz, Apr 4 – Apr 6 @ 7:00 and Apr 7 @ 2:00. Tickets are on sale now $7.00/adults, $5.00/students & seniors. Call 330-527-4341 to reserve your seats!

 

Donkey Basketball

Apr 5

Donkey Basketball April 5 from 7-9 at the high school. Sponsored by James A Garfield Softball and the All Sports Boosters. Tickets are $6 for pre-sale and $8 at the gate.

 

Contra Dance

 Apr 6

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Apr 6

All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner & Chinese auction to raise funds for the Nelson-Garrettsville Food Cupboard.  The meals will be served from 4 -7 pm at the Nelson Community Center.  All funds raised will be matched by the Feinstein Foundation.  Adult meals $ 7.00 and Kids (3-12) meals $ 4.00.PLEASE, help us shut the door on hunger.

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Apr 7 

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast on Apr 7  from 9-1:30 at 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478

 

Afternoon with Elvis by Kelvis

Apr 7

The Shalersville Historical Society will be having a special event on April 7  at the Shalersville Town Hall at the corner of ST. Rt. 303 &44 the performance will begin at 3 pm. An afternoon with Elvis by Kelvis.  This is a fund-raiser to purchase new padded chairs for the building. We want to replace the old wooden chairs and all funds raised will go directly to new chairs. The Elvis impersonator is Kevin Hupka who has appeared in the Town Hall before. For information or tickets($10 each) please call June at 330-274-0547 or Carol at 330-626-3636.

 

Pancakes at Hambden Grange

Apr 7

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, sausage, bacon, juice, cocoa and coffee, Apr 7, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. Cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under. We will also have a breakfast Apr 21

 

Mantua Village Garden Club Meeting

 Apr 8

The Mantua Village Garden Club, which wants to promote the love and knowledge of gardening, among amateurs, and to aid in the protection of native plants, trees, and to encourage civic planting, invites you to join them at their next meeting. This year, the meetings are scheduled to be held on the first Mondays of the month, at noon, including pot luck luncheons (unless otherwise noted), at the homes of its members.  The next meeting will be on April 8, at the home of Carol Fenrich. After lunch, and the business meeting, the members will be carpooling out to Eagle Creek Wholesale, on Asbury Rd., for a tour. April is the month when all of their spring flowers are in, and blooming, at their greenhouse, and promises a glorious visual display, which will get us itching to get out to our gardens.

The programs in place for 2013 are full of great gardening information, food and fun. The club is also planning its annual plant sale for May 18th. If you would like to join the garden club, or just come to a meeting, to check it out, please call Diane Lottig 330-274-2868, or Lea Lazar 330-274-0614.

 

Night at the Races

Apr 12

Legacy Dog Rescue & For the Dogs Rescue will be holding a Night at the Races on Apr 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1024 Vienna Ave (St Rt 46), Niles, Ohio.  The doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first race running at 7:00 pm.  Admission price is $5.00.  If you pre-buy your ticket you will receive 5 free Chinese auction tickets!  Bring 10+ lbs. of dog food and you’ll receive 5 more free Chinese auction tickets! In addition to the Chinese auction, there will be a 50/50 raffle, food and beer for sale. Pre-sale tickets are available now.  Please call Jenn @ 330-719-5569 or Carrie @ 330-310-2802 if you would like to purchase yours early and get free Chinese auction tickets!

 

Food 4 All Program

Apr 11, 13 & 14

Food 4 All Program – Ravenna Nazarene Church, 3284 Brady Lake Rd.  Ravenna will be held on  April 11 from 5:30pm-6:30pm; Apr 13 from 9:30am-10:30 am & Apr 14 from Noon-12:30pm. Grocery Relief Program Open to Everyone, No Income Requirements or Applications, Must Pre-Order with payment, Variety of Boxes to choose from, Cash & Food Stamps Accepted, Credit Card Orders can be placed online with a minimal processing fee. To see menu or place a credit card order:  www.ravenna-nazarene.com or 330-296-8872

 

Library Meeting

Apr 13

Friends of Burton Public Library Meeting will be held on Apr 13 at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Large Meeting Room. The public is cordially invited to attend. There will be a short business meeting followed by “Musings from Minnesota” by the comedy duo Bob & Marge. Refreshments will be served. Registration not required.

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Apr 13

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast for the Amish community on Apr 13 from 6-10am at 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478

 

Make Your Own Garden Art:  Fountains and Bubblers

Apr 13

Water features are the hottest trend in garden decor.  Spend an enjoyable morning while learning the basics in creating simple bubblers and fountains.  Enhance your flower bed and attract birds with your own creation you’ll take home with you. Class will be Apr 13 from 10-1 pm.  Materials included in the $35 fee:  ceramic or resin pot, water pump, tubing and directions.  Light refreshments. Preregistration is encouraged.  Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.   Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.   Call for additional information and registration.  Discounts don’t apply for this class.  440-834-4656     geauga.osu.edu

 

Souped Up Jazz Dinner

Apr 13

Souped Up Jazz Dinner will be Apr 13 from 5-7:30pm in Garfield Elementary Cafeteria. Adults $7, Senior Citizens & Kids 6-10 $6, 5 & under eat for free. Menu: Choice of homemade soups: chili & cheese, chicken noodle, cheesy potato bacon, or vegetarian minestrone, plus salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Dinner is sponsored by The Garfield Band  Boosters

 

Craft Bazaar Cancelled

Apr 13

Spring Ahead Bazaar: Claridon Girl Scout Troop 1324 Apr 13 from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 322 and Claridon-Troy Rd. has been cancelled.

 

ALL YOU CAN EAT Spaghetti Dinner

Apr 14

Knights Of Columbus Coucil #3350 All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be Apr 14 from 12-3pm At Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner includes: spaghetti & meatballs, Salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and Dessert (Carry out available) Adults:$7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11) Children: FREE(5& under). For any additional information

Tom Fetock (330) 872-5886, Matt Stimac (330)872-7865 or Jim Burns    (330)883-0575

 

Stray Dog Skate

Apr 14

Come spend an evening for the stray dogs of Geauga County on Apr 14 from 5:30-7:30pm at the, Chagrin Falls Roller Rink, 7157 S. Main St., Chagrin Falls. $10 donation plus $4 skate rental. Come meet some of our shelter staff, volunteers and maybe a furbaby needing a good loving home.

 

Trees for You and Me

Apr 16

Naturalist Sharon Moore of Burton will present a program including stories and crafts for grades K-5 on Apr 16 from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Come and have fun learning about trees! Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466

 

SCORE! How to Start a Small Business

Apr 16

Members of SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, will present a guide to starting your own business on, Apr 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burton Public Library. Please call the library at 440-834-4466 to register for this informative program.

 

Ouija, The Talking Cockatoo

Apr 17

Ouija (pronouned WeeGee) is an umbrella crested cockatoo that sings, dances, laughs and especially loves children. He was featured on Animal Planet’s Pet Story program and has performed all over northeast Ohio. All ages are welcome to this fun evening at the Burton Public Library. Apr 17 at 7:00 p.m. Registration not required.

 

Spring Rummage Sale

Apr 19 & 20

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 Apr 19 from 9am-5pm, Apr 20 from 9am-1pm. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall. For more info call (330) 537-4205

 

Pancake Breakfast

Apr 20

Hiram Police Department Pancake Breakfast “Shop with a Cop” Fundraiser will be Apr 20 from 9am-1pm at Hiram College Kennedy Center Dix Dining Hall. All-U-Can-Eat. $6 for adults, $3 for kids under 10. Proceed benefit the Hiram Police Department “Shop with a Cop” program. Windswept Farms of Hiram and Save-A-Lot of Garrettsville are donating the maple syrup for this fundraiser.

 

Intro to Geocaching

Apr 23

Taught by a member of the Geauga Park District, this class will feature an intro to geocaching as a terrific hobby for those of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. Weather permitting, participants will go outside to use the GPS units. Apr 23 at 6:30 p.m. Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466

 

Wisteria, the Beautiful Challenge

Apr 24

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers: Learn the secrets of growing this gorgeous flowering plant.  Do you have a wisteria that’s out of control?  Is pruning it a mystery?  Do you have a wisteria that just won’t bloom?  Do you love wisteria but are afraid to try one?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, learn how to select, plant, fertilize, prune and maintain wisteria.  You too can have the beauty and fragrance of wisteria in your yard.  Be the envy of your neighbors.  Apr. 24 from 7-9 pm cost is $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Better Gardening

Apr 27

Avoid Common Mistakes We Make in the Garden Apr 27 from 9-12 Knowing and avoiding the common mistakes we make in the garden means better results and less frustration.  We will examine good gardening practices for vegetable and flower gardens, saving you time, energy and money.  Learn what to plant and where to plant it.  Learn where to turn for help and answers.  Improve your gardening skills and results.  $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Hall of Fame Banquet

Apr 27

Garfield’s Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on April 27 at 5:30pm in the High School Commons.  This year’s inductees are Martin Paul (Class of ‘61) and Mark Manno (Class of ‘74).  Tickets for the dinner and banquet are $35 a piece and can be purchased by calling Sheri Johnson at 330-527-5384. Deadline to purchase tickets is April 21st.

 

Save the Date

Apr 27

15th Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will be Apr 27 from 6-9pm. Help celebrate our environmental heroes! Portage Park District, 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4 Ravenna, Ohio 44266. www.portageparkdistrict.org

 

Craft/Vendor Show Reservations

Deadline Apr 28

Parents of Girls Scout Troop 124 will be sponsoring a Craft/Vendor Show on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 17 N. Center St., Newton Falls, Ohio. Tables are available for $20.00 each with limited electric. Reservation deadline is April 28.For information or to reserve a table call Louanne Dubos at 330-872-1353.

 

Energy Jobs Fair – Youngstown

Apr 29 

Energy Jobs Fair will be Apr 29 from 9am-3pm at Holiday Inn Boardman, 7410 South Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44512. United States Senator Rob Portman, the Ohio Oil & Gas Association and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber are hosting an opportunity for job seekers to discover training and employment opportunities in the oil and gas industry. If you are an OOGA Member, and interested in participating in this Jobs Fair, please contact Penny Seipelpenny@ooga.org or Pete MacKenzie pete@ooga.org for more information.

 

Vertical Gardening:  Growing UP in the Garden

May 4

Have you ever wanted to get more out of your garden space?  Vertical gardening has been gaining popularity in recent years as the interest in home food production has increased. We’ll explore several different methods of vertical gardening to maximize your space and location. Overcome many of your garden limitations by growing up, instead of out.  Join us for this enjoyable class that includes hands-on demonstrations and raise your garden to new heights! 9-11 am, $20 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Trunk Sale

May 11

The Girard Junior Women annual trunk sale will be 10-2 on May 11 on 100 N Market Street in Girard. The event will take place rain or shine. Call Laura at 330 545 5962 if interested in a spot. Spots for the trunk sale are available at ten dollars each. The public is encouraged to come out and shop the area which will have a variety of goods for sale. The event will be held on the Girard City lot across from the City Building and is visible from 422.

 

Plant Sale

May 11

The Perennial Gardeners are holding their annual plant sale, May 11, rain or shine, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall parking lot.  The popular sale features annuals, hanging baskets, herbs and hundreds of perennials, many of which have been raised by club members.  Knowledgeable club members will be happy to assist you in choosing the appropriate plants for your gardening needs. Profits from the sale enable the club to continue planting and caring for the bandstand and corner park at Routes 306 and 322, offer scholarships to horticultural students, present educational programs at each monthly meeting and support many other gardening activities in the community.

 

Ravenna Summer Fest

June 15

Crafters and Vendors needed. Register now. The return of Ravenna Summer Fest is June 15 from 10am-6pm. We are currently looking for vendors and crafters to add to the day’s activities and car show. Please contact Susie (330) 296-3779 or Barb (330) 297-6684

 

Autism 5k and walk

June 15

Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event.  Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.  The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.  The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.

 

Please make every effort to attend the beautiful liturgies on The Three Days (Triduum) of Holy Week: Holy Thursday, Good  Friday and Easter. The Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, March 28, will be at 7:00 p.m. (St. Ambrose). The Good Friday Liturgy of our Lord’s Passion, March 29, will be at 3:00 p.m. (St. Michael) and 7:00 p.m. (St. Ambrose). The Easter Vigil Mass, March 30, will be at 8:00 p.m. (St. Ambrose). The Easter Sunday Masses, March 31, will be at 9:00 a.m. (St. Michael) and 8:30 & 11:15 a.m. (St. Ambrose). These three days are the most holy in the entire church year.