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Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

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

 

Monday Breakfast

Mondays

American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, serving from 7:30-11am at 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost is $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Cost includes coffee and juice. Takeout is available. For more info call 330-326-3188

 

Spring Fling Raffle

Buy Now

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

 

Red Shield Pantry – Ravenna

1st Weds of the Month

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

 

 

#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book

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

 

Maundy Thursday Service

April 17

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

 

Good Friday Service

April 18

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

 

Fish Fry

April 18

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

 

Fish Fry      

April 18 

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

 

Burton Easter Egg Hunt

April 19

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

JAG Pancake Breakfast

April 19

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

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

April 19

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

 

Pancake Breakfast

April 19

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

 

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

April 19

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

 

Nelson Twp. Easter Egg Hunt

April 19

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

 

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 19

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

 

Volunteers Needed

April 19

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

 

Bluegrass Night

April 19

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

 

Easter Service

April 20

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

 

Easter Service

April 20

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

 

Free Community Dinner

April 22

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

Red Shield Pantry

April 22

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

 

“From History to Mystery”

April 24

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

 

Spring Fling 

April 25

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

 

Rummage Sale

April 25 & 26 

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

 

Indoor Yard Sale

April 26

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

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

April 26

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

 

Spring Rummage Sale

April 26

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

 

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner 

 April 26

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

 

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

April 26

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 26

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

 

Free Clothing Give-Away

April 26

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

 

Hall of Fame Dinner

April 26

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

 

Pasta 4 Paws Dinner

April 26

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

 

Von Trapped

April 26 & 27

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

 

Spring Gemboree 

April 26 & 27 

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

 

Knee Deep in Bluebells

April 27

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

 

Crescent Meeting

April 28

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

 

Shalersville School Reunion Reservations

April 28

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

 

Wildflower Lollapalooza & Wine Fest

May 3

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

 

Windham Fire Memorial Car Wash/ Bake Sale / Silent Auction

May 3

We are raising funds to add two names  to our Memorial Stone — Ernie Bradley and Lenny Polichena.   May 3rd at 10:30 -1pm. The Windham Fire cadets will be doing a car wash: $6 for cars  $8 for trucks. Windham Fire Sirens  Auxiliary will be holding the Bake sale and silent auction. Tickets for Silent Auction will be $1 each or 7 for $5 — Drawing will be at 1 pm.  If you would like to donate baked goods or Silent Auction Items, you can drop them off at Windham Fire Station or Call JoAnn 330-979-3935 will pick them up. Any donations by check can be made out to Windham Fire. Thank you for your support.

 

Parents Without Partners

May 3

In celebrations of the chapter’s 40th year, Portage County Chapter #600 Parents Without Partners members invite non-members, former members and alumni to join them for their anniversary themed dance on May 3rd from 7:30-11:30 at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Avenue in Tallmadge. If you are interested please call Warrine 330-322-9559 for more information.

 

Blood Drive

May 5

Falls Home Remodeling is sponsoring a blood drive on May 5th from 2-6pm. Falls Home Remodeling is located at 104 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, Ohio. Call 330-872-3257 for more info.

 

Secret Garden: Moore, Draime Estate Gardens

May 9

This beautiful garden in Howland is operated by Kent State University and is closed to the public. A wide variety of plants are found in the well planned perennial garden, the formal English and Italian gardens, conifer collection, and walled vegetable and water gardens. The grounds  also contain a unique sculpture collection by Caroline Stacey and others. Directions will be provided upon registration. Fee: $12 for members of the Friends of the Field Station ($15 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.

 

Newton Falls Plant Exchange- It’s Spring in the Falls!

May 10

Join us on May 10th from 9 AM until Noon at Newton Falls Park to meet with other gardeners and to trade plants.  Just bring at least 6 plants to trade (more are always welcome).  Fancy pots are not required; any old box or bag will do.  In addition to the plants, a band will provide live music so bring a lawn chair and relax. There will be a few vendors and Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County will be there with some adoptable pets as well.  The event takes place at JC Pavilion on Center Street at the City Park.  Call Susan with any questions at 330-718-3469 or look us up on Facebook at Newton Falls Plant Exchange.

 

The Perennial Gardeners of Chesterland Plant Sale 

May 10

The Perennial Gardeners’ Annual Plant Sale is the day before Mother’s Day from 8am-2pm at the Town Hall in Chesterland, 12701 Chillicothe Rd., just North of Mayfield Rd.  How perfect! Pick up a plant for Mother’s Day while making your own selections.  Expect common favorites and the unusual, many cared for in the home gardens of club members.  Plants galore, including perennials, annuals, shrubs, herbs and lush hanging baskets.  The proceeds of this event sustain ongoing community projects.  The Perennial Gardeners meet at 7 P.M. at West Geauga Middle School, the fourth Wednesday of the month.  Membership is open to those living in the West Geauga Local School District.  For information call Linda at 440-338-8644.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

May 10

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Paxton will be May 10th at Happy Day School, 2500 Brady Lake Rd in Ravenna, from 3-7 pm. This dinner will help raise money for a handicap-accessible van and other medical needs. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, rolls, dessert and drink. Cost is $10 per person. T shirt sale, Chinese auction and 50/40 raffle – winner need not be present.

 

Football & Cheerleading Sign Ups

May 10 & 24

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

 

Community Garage Sale

May 17

Vendors are needed for Community Garage Sale at American Legion Hall on Goodwin Street in Burton Ohio on May 17th from 8am-1pm. Contact Mike Karlinsky 440-286-1202.

 

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

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

 

5th Annual Golf Outing 

June 7

American Legion Post 459 Burton is hosting their 5th Annual Golf Outing at Pleasant Hill Golf Course in Chardon. Register by 10:30am. Shotgun start at 11am. 4 man scramble, 18 holes and prizes. Lunch & picnic buffet dinner, water, soda and beer provided. $70 per person. For presale discounted tickets or info call Bruce 440-897-2396.

 

Little Tigers 5th Annual Golf Outing

June 7

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their 5th annual golf outing at the Olde Dutch golf course in Lake Milton on June 7th. The 4-man scramble starts with an  8 a.m. shotgun with registration starting 7:00. The 4-man scramble costs $70.00 per person and will include coffee/ doughnuts, lunch provided by SUBWAY, steak dinner, and beverages. There will also be prizes on every hole and side games. To sign up or for more information contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Andy McElrath @ 330-565-0950.

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

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

 

Annual Spelling Bee

July 10

The annual spelling bee, sponsored by Trumbull County Retired Teachers, will be held on July 10, at 1 p.m. at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration will begin on May 25th , and end on June 20th. Pre-registered spellers will receive free admission to the fair. To pre-register, call Denise Deltondo at 330.530.4011. Registration will also be held at the fair the day of the bee from noon to 12:45 p.m.

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

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

 

Save the Date

 July 20

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

 

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

 July 20-Aug 2

The spring book sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library was a great success. Thanks to everyone for their support – for donations, for volunteers, and for everyone who came to purchase books and other items. The Friends are now accepting donations for their annual summer book sale which will take place July 30 – August 2. Bring gently used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comic books, CDs, DVDs, audio books on CD, puzzles and games for adults and children, sheet music, coffee table books, and prints to the Geauga West Library during regular library hours.  No textbooks or encyclopedias, please.  A receipt for your donation is available. Funds raised from the book sale support adult and children’s programming at the Geauga West Library.  The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.

 

 

 

Cana Valley Winery

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

 

JA Garfield Pancake Breakfast

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

 

Garrettsville Groove

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

 

Great Ribs for a Great Cause!

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

 

Garrettsville Fire Rock Relief Concert

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

 

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

 

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Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

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

 

Monday Breakfast

Mondays

American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, serving from 7:30-11am at 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost is $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Cost includes coffee and juice. Takeout is available. For more info call 330-326-3188

 

Spring Soccer Signups

Register Now

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

 

All New Lenten Pierogi & Fish Dinner

Through Apr 11

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

 

Soup & Sandwich Suppers

Through April 16

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

 

Spring Fling Raffle

Buy Now

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

 

Red Shield Pantry – Ravenna

1st Weds of the Month

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

 

Newton Falls Football Fish Fry Fridays

Now-Good Friday

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

 

#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book

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

 

Friday Night Fish Fry

April 11

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

 

All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

April 11

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

 

Fish Fry      

April 11 & 18 

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

 

Oink & Squeal Party

April 12

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

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 12

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

 

Easter Egg Hunt

April 12

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

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

April 12

The Nelson UMC will be hosting a Swiss steak dinner on April 12th at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle. Dinner is served from 4:30-7pm, at last year’s price of $9 for adults. The dinner consists of tender Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn casserole, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. Carry-out is also available.

 

Free Clothing Giveaway

April 12

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

 

 

Scotch Doubles

April 13

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

 

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

April 13

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an ALL YOU CAN EAT spaghetti dinner on April 13th at Saint Mary’s social hall, 120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Adults: $7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), Children: Free (5 & under). Carryouts available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

 

NRA First Steps Shotgun Course 

April 13

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

 

Bishop Murry’s Visit & Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast 

April 13

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

 

Appalachian Experience Bake Sale

April 13

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

 

Portage County Gardeners – Speaker Series

April 15

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 15

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

 

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

April 16 

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

Home Cooked Supper

April 16

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

 

Monthly Meeting

April 17

The retires of Local 2243 U.S.W.A Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10) will have their regular monthly meeting on April 17th at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren.

 

Burton Easter Egg Hunt

April 19

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

 

JAG Pancake Breakfast

April 19

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

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

April 19

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

 

Pancake Breakfast

April 19

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

 

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

April 19

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

 

Nelson Twp. Easter Egg Hunt

April 19

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

 

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 19

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

 

Red Shield Pantry

April 22

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

 

Rummage Sale

April 25 & 26 

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

 

Indoor Yard Sale

April 26

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

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

April 26

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

 

Spring Rummage Sale

April 26

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

 

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner 

 April 26

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

 

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

April 26

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 26

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

 

Knee Deep in Bluebells

April 27

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

 

Shalersville School Reunion Reservations

April 28

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

 

Wildflower Lollapalooza & Wine Fest

May 3

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

 

Secret Garden: Moore, Draime Estate Gardens

May 9

This beautiful garden in Howland is operated by Kent State University and is closed to the public. A wide variety of plants are found in the well planned perennial garden, the formal English and Italian gardens, conifer collection, and walled vegetable and water gardens. The ground also contain a unique sculpture collection by Caroline Stacey and others. Directions will be provided upon registration. Fee: $12 for members of the Friends of the Field Station ($15 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.

 

Newton Falls Plant Exchange- It’s Spring in the Falls!

May 10

Join us on May 10th from 9 AM until Noon at Newton Falls Park to meet with other gardeners and to trade plants.  Just bring at least 6 plants to trade (more are always welcome).  Fancy pots are not required; any old box or bag will do.  In addition to the plants, a band will provide live music so bring a lawn chair and relax. There will be a few vendors and Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County will be there with some adoptable pets as well.  The event takes place at JC Pavilion on Center Street at the City Park.  Call Susan with any questions at 330-718-3469 or look us up on Facebook at Newton Falls Plant Exchange.

 

Football & Cheerleading Sign Ups

May 10 & 24

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

 

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

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

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

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

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

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

 

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Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

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

 

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

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

 

Windham Am. Legion Fish Fry

Friday Nights

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

 

Monday Breakfast

Mondays

American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, serving from 7:30-11am at 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost is $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Cost includes coffee and juice. Takeout is available. For more info call 330-326-3188

 

Spring Soccer Signups

Register Now

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

 

Wednesday Lenten Services

Through Apr 9

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

 

All New Lenten Pierogi & Fish Dinner

Through Apr 11

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

 

Soup & Sandwich Suppers

Through April 16

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

 

Spring Fling Raffle

Buy Now

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

 

Red Shield Pantry

1st Weds of the Month

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

 

Newton Falls Football Fish Fry Fridays

Now-Good Friday

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

 

Rummage Sale

April 3 & 4

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 4

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

 

Fish Fry to Benefit Fire Victims

April 4 & 11

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 4

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

 

The Lordsmen in Concert

April 6

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

 

Pancakes at the Grange

 April 6

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee, April 6th, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. The cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under

 

Prom Dress Sale

April 6

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

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

April 6

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

 

Preschool & Kindergarten Registration

April 7

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

 

Kolache Bake

April 8 & 9

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

 

Vintage Fashions Featured at Geauga West Library

 April 9 

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

 

Metaphysical Insights 528 Group of Trumbull County

April 9

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

 

Rummage & Bake Sale

April 9 & 10

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

 

Preschool Registration Open House

April 10

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

 

Drug Awareness Program

April 10

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

 

All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

April 11

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

 

Fish Fry      

April 11 & 18 

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

 

Oink & Squeal Party

April 12

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 12

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

 

Hypertufa Workshop

April 12

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

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 12

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

 

Introduction to Bonsai  

April 12

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

 

 

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

April 13

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an ALL YOU CAN EAT spaghetti dinner on April 13th at Saint Mary’s social hall, 120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Adults: $7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), Children: Free (5 & under). Carryouts available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

 

NRA First Steps Shotgun Course 

April 13

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

 

Bishop Murry’s Visit & Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast 

April 13

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

 

Appalachian Experience Bake Sale

April 13

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

 

Portage County Gardeners – Speaker Series

April 15

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

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

April 19

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

 

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 19

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

 

Red Shield Pantry

April 22

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

 

Rummage Sale

April 25 & 26 

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

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

April 26

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

 

Spring Rummage Sale

April 26

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

 

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner 

 April 26

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

 

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

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

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

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

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

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

 

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

 

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Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

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

 

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

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

 

Windham Am. Legion Fish Fry

Friday Nights

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

 

Monday Breakfast

Mondays

American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, serving from 7:30-11am at 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost is $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Cost includes coffee and juice. Takeout is available. For more info call 330-326-3188

 

Wednesday Lenten Services

Through Apr 9

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

 

All New Lenten Pierogi & Fish Dinner

Through Apr 11

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

 

Soup & Sandwich Suppers

Through April 16

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

 

Spring Fling Raffle

Buy Now

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

 

Spring Soccer Signups

Register Now

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

 

Newton Falls Football Fish Fry Fridays

Now-Good Friday

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

 

Fish Fry to Benefit Fire Victims

March 28, April 4 & 11

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

 

Fish Fry      

Mar 28, April 4, 11 & 18 

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

 

Pork Chop Dinner

March 29

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

 

Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner

March 29

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

 

Bluegrass Entertainment

March 29

Bring your family and your friends for a full night of traditional bluegrass entertainment! The show will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on March 29th, at the Shalersville Town Hall, located on S.R. 44 at S.R. 303.  Doors open at 6 p.m.The event will feature three bands Coney Carver & The Rainbow Valley Boys, The Bluegrass Mountaineers, and The Red Lantern Bluegrass Band. The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867.

Card Party & Style Show

March 29

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

 

Groundbreaking

March 29

Ground breaking of the future

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

Rain date will be April 5th @ 2pm

 

Men’s Breakfast

March 29

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

 

Lenten Potluck Dinner

March 30

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

 

Chicken Dinner

April 2

Southington UMC, St Rt 305 & 534, Southington, OH will be holding a chicken dinner, on April 2nd from 3:30 to 6:00. The menu includes: one fourth of a chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, homemade desserts, beverage. Price: Adults $8.50, Children/Chicken Tenders dinner ages 4-10, $4.00, Children 3 and under free. Carry Outs available. Call 330-898-2156.

 

Portage County Council Meeting

April 3

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 4

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

 

Make Your Own Birdbath, Fountain or Bubbler

April 5

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

 

The Lordsmen in Concert

April 6

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

 

Prom Dress Sale

April 6

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

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

April 6

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

 

Preschool & Kindergarten Registration

April 7

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

 

Kolache Bake

April 8 & 9

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

 

Rummage & Bake Sale

April 9 & 10

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

 

Preschool Registration Open House

April 10

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

 

Cinderella Ball 

April 10

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

 

Drug Awareness Program

April 10

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

 

Oink & Squeal Party

April 12

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 12

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

 

Hypertufa Workshop

April 12

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

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 12

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

 

Introduction to Bonsai  

April 12

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

 

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

April 13

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an ALLYOU CAN EAT spaghetti dinner on April 13th at Saint Mary’s social hall, 120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Adults: $7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), Children: Free (5 & under). Carryout’s available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

 

Portage County Gardeners – Speaker Series

April 15

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

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

April 19

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

 

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 19

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

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

April 26

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

 

Spring Rummage Sale

April 26

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

 

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner 

 April 26

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

 

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

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

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

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

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

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

 

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Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

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

 

Leopold Bench Orders

March

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

 

4-H All Stars 

Enrolling Now

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

 

Benefit Book Sale

Sundays in March

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, every Sunday in March at 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.

 

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

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

 

Windham Am. Legion Fish Fry

Friday Nights

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

 

Monday Breakfast

Mondays

American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, serving from 7:30-11am at 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost is $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Cost includes coffee and juice. Takeout is available. For more info call 330-326-3188

 

Wednesday Lenten Services

Through Apr 9

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

 

All New Lenten Pierogi & Fish Dinner

Through Apr 11

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

 

Soup & Sandwich Suppers

Through April 16

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

 

Spring Fling Raffle

Buy Now

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

 

Spring Soccer Signups

Register Now

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

 

Newton Falls Football Fish Fry Fridays

Now-Good Friday

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

March 21

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

Girl Scout Cookie Sales

March  22

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

 

Pruning: Art & Science

March 22

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

 

Bog Sucker Boogie

March 22

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

 

Crestwood Baseball Benefit

March 22

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

 

Bluegrass Music 

March 22 

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

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

March 22

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Swiss Steak dinner March 22nd from 5-7pm.  Dinner includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce, bread, dessert, and your choice of coffee or punch. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $8.00, Children (4 thru 11) $7.00, Children 3 and under are free.

 

Stephens Memorial Observatory Open

March 22

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open to the public on March 22nd from 9-11pm. Visitors can stop in for a look at the giant and beautiful planet Jupiter, the Beehive star cluster, and perhaps other objects of interest. Clear skies are a must for this event. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. For updates and more information, see the observatory’s Web site: StephensObservatory.org or “@StephensObs” on Twitter. No reservations are required and there is no admission fee for observatory public nights. Cloudy skies at the starting time cancel the event and, in that case, the observatory will not open. There is no parking at the Observatory. Visitors may park on permissible side streets near the Post Office, a short distance east of the observatory.

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

March 22

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

 

Nature’s Wine: Painting Workshop

March 22

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

 

Worship 101

March 22

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

 

Free Water Well Monitoring

March 24

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

 

Women’s History Month Event

March 25

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

 

Mantua Community Center 

March 25

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

 

Your Power is Not in Your PowerPoint

March 25

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

God Provides a Free Meal

March 28

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

 

Men’s Breakfast

March 29

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

 

Lenten Potluck Dinner

March 30

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

 

Chicken Dinner

April 2

Southington UMC, St Rt 305 & 534, Southington, OH will be holding a chicken dinner, on April 2nd from 3:30 to 6:00. The menu includes: one fourth of a chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, homemade desserts, beverage. Price: Adults $8.50, Children/Chicken Tenders dinner ages 4-10, $4.00, Children 3 and under free. Carry Outs available. Call 330-898-2156.

 

Make Your Own Birdbath, Fountain or Bubbler

April 5

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

 

NF Cemetery Association Dinner

April 5

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

 

The Lordsmen in Concert

April 6

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

 

Prom Dress Sale

April 6

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

 

Kolache Bake

April 8 & 9

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

 

Rummage & Bake Sale

April 9 & 10

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

 

Preschool Registration Open House

April 10

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

 

Drug Awareness Program

April 10

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

 

Oink & Squeal Party

April 12

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 12

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

 

Hypertufa Workshop

April 12

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

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 12

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

 

Introduction to Bonsai  

April 12

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

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

April 19

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

 

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 19

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

 

Shooting Stars Soccer

Apr 12 –May 17

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

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

April 26

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

 

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

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

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

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

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

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

 

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Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

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

 

Spring Storytime Registration 

 Now

Portage County District Library announces that spring storytime registration begins March 3rd at most branch libraries. To register, or for more information, contact your branch library. Branch libraries include Aurora Memorial (330-562-6502), Garrettsville (330-527-4378), Pierce Streetsboro (330-626-4458), Randolph (330-325-7003), and Windham (330-326-3145). For information about other library programs and services, visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.

 

Leopold Bench Orders

March

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

 

4-H All Stars 

Enrolling Now

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

 

Benefit Book Sale

Sundays in March

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, every Sunday in March at 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.

 

Village Piecemakers Quilt Club

Now

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

 

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

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

 

Windham Am. Legion Fish Fry

Friday Nights

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

 

Monday Breakfast

Mondays

American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, serving from 7:30-11am at 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost is $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Cost includes coffee and juice. Takeout is available. For more info call 330-326-3188

 

Wednesday Lenten Services

Through Apr 9

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

 

All New Lenten Pierogi & Fish Dinner

Through Apr 11

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

 

Soup & Sandwich Suppers

Through April 16

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

 

Spring Fling Raffle

Buy now

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

 

Spring Soccer Signups

Register Now

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

 

Newton Falls Football Fish Fry Fridays

Now-Good Friday

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

 

Benefit Dinner

March 14

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

 

Chili Cook- Off

Mar 15

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

 

 

St. Patrick’s Party

March 15

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

 

 Maple Time!

March 15

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

 

Pancake Breakfast

March 15

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

 

Youth Shotgun Clinic

March 15

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

 

Scotch Doubles

March 15

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

 

Celtic Faire

March 15

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

 

 

Gardening 101

March 15

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

 

Chili Cook-Off

March 15

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

 

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

March 15

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

 

Girl Scout Cookie Sales

March 15 & 22

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

 

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

March 16

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

 

AMVETs Post 112 Breakfast

March 16

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

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

March 16

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

 

Mantua Historical Society Meeting

March 17

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

 

Rueben Sandwiches & Spirits

March 17

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

 

BioBuddies: Life Under a Log!

March 17, 24, & 31

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

 

Mantua Community Center Open

March 18

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

 

Chicken Dinner

March 18 

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

 

Hiram Village Community Meeting 

March 19

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

 

The Miracles of Jesus

March 19 & 21

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

 

Home Cooked Supper 

March 19

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

 

Children’s Illustrator: Robin Brickman

March 20

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

 

Monthly Meeting

March 20

The retirees of Local 2243 U.S.W.A Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10) will have their regular monthly meeting on March 20th at 1:00pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

March 21

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

 

Pruning: Art & Science

March 22

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

 

Bog Sucker Boogie

March 22

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

 

Baseball Camp

March 22

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

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

March 22

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

 

Nature’s Wine: Painting Workshop

March 22

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

 

Worship 101

March 22

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

 

Free Water Well Monitoring

March 24

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

 

Your Power is Not in Your PowerPoint

March 25

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

 

Men’s Breakfast

March 29

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

 

Make Your Own Birdbath, Fountain or Bubbler

April 5

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

 

NF Cemetery Association Dinner

April 5

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

 

Prom Dress Sale

April 6

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

 

Kolache Bake

April 8 & 9

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

 

Oink & Squeal Party

April 12

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

April 12

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

 

Hypertufa Workshop

April 12

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

 

Introduction to Bonsai  

April 12

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

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

April 19

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

 

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 19

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

 

Shooting Stars Soccer

Apr 12 –May 17

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

 

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

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

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

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

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

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

 

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

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

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Mentors Needed 

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

 

Spring Soccer League

Openings Available 

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

 

Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

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

 

Spring Storytime Registration 

 Now

Portage County District Library announces that spring storytime registration begins March 3rd at most branch libraries. To register, or for more information, contact your branch library. Branch libraries include Aurora Memorial (330-562-6502), Garrettsville (330-527-4378), Pierce Streetsboro (330-626-4458), Randolph (330-325-7003), and Windham (330-326-3145). For information about other library programs and services, visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.

 

Leopold Bench Orders

March

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

 

4-H All Stars 

Enrolling Now

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

 

Food Donations for Geauga Families

March

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

 

Benefit Book Sale

Sundays in March

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, every Sunday in March at 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.

 

Village Piecemakers Quilt Club

Now

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

 

Softball Players Wanted

Register Now

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

 

Volunteers Needed 

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

 

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

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

 

Windham Am. Legion Fish Fry

Friday Nights

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

 

Monday Breakfast

Mondays

American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, serving from 7:30-11am at 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost is $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Cost includes coffee and juice. Takeout is available. For more info call 330-326-3188

 

Wednesday Lenten Services

Through Apr 9

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

 

World Day of Prayer

March 7

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

 

All New Lenten Pierogi & Fish Dinner

March 7-Apr 11

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

 

Soup Supper 

March 7

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

 

Relay For Life Dinner

March 8

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

 

Pork Dinner

March 8

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Pork dinner on March 8th from 5-7pm.  Dinner includes Pork, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce, roll, dessert, and your choice of coffee or punch. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $8.00, Children (4 thru 11) $7.00, Children 3 and under are free.

 

Presque Isle Fundraiser

March 8

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

 

West Branch State Park: Searching for Little Foot

March 8

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

March 9

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

 

Pancake Breakfast 

March 9

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

 

 

 

Crescent Meeting

March 10

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

 

Drug Awareness Presentation

March 12

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

 

Huge Rummage Sale

March 12 & 13

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

 

Auxiliary Meeting

March 13

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

 

Benefit Dinner

March 14

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

 

Monthly Dance

March 15

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

 

Chili Cook- Off

Mar 15

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

 

St. Patrick’s Party

March 15

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

 

 Maple Time!

March 15

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

 

Pancake Breakfast

March 15

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

 

Youth Shotgun Clinic

March 15

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

 

Scotch Doubles

March 15

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

 

Celtic Faire

March 15

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

Gardening 101

March 15

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

 

Chili Cook-Off

March 15

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

 

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

March 16

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

 

AMVETs Post 112 Breakfast

March 16

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

 

St. Patty’s Day Dinner

March 16

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

 

Mantua Historical Society Meeting

March 17

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

 

Rueben Sandwiches & Spirits

March 17

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

 

BioBuddies: Life Under a Log!

March 17, 24, & 31

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

 

The Miracles of Jesus

March 19 & 21

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

 

Home Cooked Supper 

March 19

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

 

Children’s Illustrator: Robin Brickman

March 20

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

 

Monthly Meeting

March 20

The retirees of Local 2243 U.S.W.A Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10) will have their regular monthly meeting on March 20th at 1:00pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

March 21

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

 

Pruning: Art & Science

March 22

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

 

Worship 101

March 22

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

 

Baseball Camp

March 22

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

 

Nature’s Wine: Painting Workshop

March 22

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

 

Free Water Well Monitoring

March 24

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

 

Original Sewing & Quilting Expo Bus Trip

Apr 4

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

 

Make Your Own Birdbath, Fountain or Bubbler

April 5

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

 

Hypertufa Workshop

April 12

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

 

Introduction to Bonsai  

April 12

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

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

Apr 19

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

 

Shooting Stars Soccer

Apr 12 –May 17

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

 

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

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

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

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

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Geauga West Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale
March 5-8
Come early to the Geauga West Friends of the Library spring book sale and find thousands of books, puzzles, music and like new gift items. The Book Sale begins March 5th with the Members’ Preview from 4-6 pm followed by the Open Public Sale from 6-8:30 pm,  March 6th from 9am– 8:30pm , March 7th  from 9am– 4:30pm and March 8th  is $3.00 Bag Day with hours from 9am– 4:30pm. Adult books are 25 cents for pocket-sized paperbacks, $1.00 for hardbacks and oversized paperbacks, and other items are priced individually. The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland next to West Geauga High School. The phone number is 440-729-4250.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Book Group

Forming now

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

 

Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

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

 

Friday Night Fish Fry

Friday Nights

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

 

JAG High School Parent Teacher Conferences

Register Today

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

 

Softball Players Wanted

Register Now

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

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

 

Eagles Fish Fry

Feb 14

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

 

Valentine’s Swiss Steak Dinner

Feb 15

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

 

Free Clothing Giveaway

Feb 15

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

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

Feb 15

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

 

Benefit for Max Decker

Feb 15

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

 

Book Sale

Feb 15

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

 

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

Feb 15

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

 

Family Valentine Party

Feb 15

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

 

Bluegrass is Back

Feb 15

Bluegrass is back at Bluegrass Junction! The show will be held from 7 to 11 pm on Feb 15th at the Shalersville Town Hall, located on S.R. 44 at S.R. 303.  Doors open at 6 p.m. The event will feature three bands Coney Carver & The Rainbow Valley Boys, Remington Ryde, & Matheson Family Pride. This is an event to tell your friends about, featuring Poor Mountain Records recording artists “Remington Ryde,” for their first time at Bluegrass Junction! This group is entertainment that you won’t want to miss. The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867

 

Dinner & Dance

Feb 15

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

 

Valentine Pancakes at Hambden Grange

 Feb 16

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee on Feb 16th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. The cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under.  Come treat your Valentine to pancakes!

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Feb 16 & 23

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

 

Family-Friendly Movie

Feb 17

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

 

Resume Classes

Feb 18 & 20

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

 

Youth Softball Sign Ups

Feb 19, 22 & Mar 1

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

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

 

Garfield Hotstove Baseball Sign ups

Feb 19, 22 & Mar 1

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

 

Soup and Sandwich Day

Feb 20

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

 

Monthly Meeting

Feb 20

The retirees of Local 2243 U.S.W.A. Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10) will have their regular monthly meeting on Feb 20th at 1 pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren.

 

Square Dance

Feb 21

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

Steak Fry & Chicken Dinner

Feb 22

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

 

Kick-Off Dance

Feb 22

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

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

Feb 22

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

 

Blast From The Past Fundraiser

Feb 22

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

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

 

Pancake Breakfast

Feb 22

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

 

3rd Annual Fred Haney Tournament

Feb 22

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

 

Middlefield 3 on 3 Tournament

Register by Feb 28

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

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

 

Benefit Book Sale

Sundays in March

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

 

Christ Episcopal Craft Show

 Mar 1

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

 

Special Bingo

March 2

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

 

West Branch State Park: Searching for Little Foot

March 8

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

 

Chili Cook- Off

Mar 15

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

 

The Miracles of the Parish

March 19 & 21

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

 

Original Sewing & Quilting Expo Bus Trip

Apr 4

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

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

Apr 19

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

 

Shooting Stars Soccer

Apr 12 –May 17

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

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

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

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

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

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

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

 

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

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Fish Dinner

Fridays

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

 

Instrument Drive

Now

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

 

Big Brother & Big Sister Volunteers Needed

Now

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

 

Monday Morning Breakfast

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

 

Storytime at the Library

Monday’s

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

 

Book Group

Forming now

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

 

Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

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

 

Friday Night Fish Fry

Friday Nights

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

 

Republican Women’s Club Luncheon

Feb 6

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

 

NFYBSL Signups

Feb. 8

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

 

Book Sale

Feb 4 – 8

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

 

Valentine Craft

Feb 6-14

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

 

Taco Fiesta

Feb 7

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Feb 8

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

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

 

Pork Dinner

Feb 8

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Pork dinner Feb 8th from 5-7pm.  Dinner includes Pork, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce, bread, dessert, and your choice of coffee or punch. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $8.00, Children (4 thru 11) $7.00, Children 3 and under are free.

 

Russ Nottingham to Perform

Feb 9

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

 

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Feb 9

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

 

A.L. Oratory Competition

Feb 9

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

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Feb 9, 16 & 23

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

 

Spring Soccer

Feb 10

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

 

Crescent Chapter 7 Meeting

Feb 10

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

 

Friend of Library Meeting

Feb 11

The Friends of the Garrettsville Library announce an upcoming meeting Feb 11th at 5:30pm. The meeting will take place in the meeting room of the Garrettsville Branch of the Portage County District Library. The Friends of the Garrettsville Library are interested in seeking a new President and, if you are interested, you are encouraged to attend the meeting. Elections for officers will be held in May and elected individuals will take office in June. The library is located at 10482 South Street in the Village Park.  For further information, call the Garrettsville Library at 330-527-4378.  For additional information about library programs, materials, and services, please visit the Portage County District Library website at www.portagelibrary.org.

 

Free Community Dinner

Feb 13

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

 

Valentines Dinner Dance

Feb 14

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

 

Valentine’s Swiss Steak Dinner

Feb 15

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

 

Free Clothing Giveaway

Feb 15

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

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

Feb 15

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

 

Benefit for Max Decker

Feb 15

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

 

Book Sale

Feb 15

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

 

Dinner & Dance

Feb 15

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

 

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

Feb 15

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

 

Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb 15 & 16

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

 

Family-Friendly Movie

Feb 17

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

 

Resume Classes

Feb 18 & 20

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

 

Soup and Sandwich Day

Feb 20

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

 

Monthly Meeting

Feb 20

The retirees of Local 2243 U.S.W.A. Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10) will have their regular monthly meeting on Feb 20th at 1 pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren.

 

Pancake Breakfast

Feb 22

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

 

3rd Annual Fred Haney Tournament

Feb 22

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

 

Benefit Book Sale

Sundays in March

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

 

Christ Episcopal Craft Show

 Mar 1

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

 

Chili Cook- Off

Mar 15

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

 

Original Sewing & Quilting Expo Bus Trip

Apr 4

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

 

Open House & Rummage Sale

Apr 19

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

 

Shooting Stars Soccer

Apr 12 –May 17

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

T-Ball

May 31- June 28

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

 

Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

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

 

Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

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

 

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

The program will feature presentations from three agencies:

 

·  Hattie Larlham – Lauri Molnar, Business Development

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

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

 

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

 

· Gaining employees with excellent dependability

· Receiving ongoing comprehensive support

· Skills matching and training

·  Assessment opportunity (two weeks free employment)

· Cost effectiveness

 

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

The registration deadline is February 18th, 2014.

 

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Fish Dinner

Fridays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bluegrass Junction
Jan 18
Bluegrass is back at Bluegrass Junction! The first show of 2014 will be held from 7-11pm on Jan 18th, at the Shalersville Town Hall, located on S.R. 44 at S.R. 303.  Doors open at 6 p.m. The event will feature three bands Coney Carver & the Rainbow Valley Boys, Red Dust Mountain Boys, and Southern Comfort. The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pilates
Feb 2 –Feb 26
Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Classes will be held from 5-6 p.m. from Feb 2nd to Feb 26th at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park.  Participants should bring a water bottle and a mat.  Class fee is $32 for city taxpayers and $37 for non-city taxpayers or an $8.00 drop in fee.  This four week program will strengthen your abdominal muscles, increase your flexibility and improve your overall muscle tone and posture. You can register on line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or in person at 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Tae Kwon Do
Feb 4 – Feb 27
New session of Tae Kwon Do will be held from Feb 4th to Feb 27th at Lake Hodgson – Apco Lodge in Ravenna for ages 7 years to adults, male or female.  Tae Kwon Do emphasizes self-discipline, exercise, and martial art skills.  Instructors work with students individually and as a group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Participants must have a mouth piece on first night.  Male students are required to wear protective gear after the second week. Cost is $40 and is paid the first night to the instructors. To register, call Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department at 330-296-2864.  Check out their web site www.martialartsravenna.com.

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Praise and Worship Service

Saturdays

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

 

Fish Dinner

Fridays

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

 

Instrument Drive

Now

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

 

Big Brother & Big Sister Volunteers Needed

Now

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

 

Monday Morning Breakfast

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

 

Eagles Fish Fry

Jan 10

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

 

Noises Off

Jan 10, 11, 12, 17 & 18 

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

 

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Jan 11

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

 

Pork Dinner

Jan 11

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Pork Dinner this Saturday January 11th, 2014, from 5-7PM.  Dinner includes pork, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce, bread, dessert, and your choice of coffee or punch. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $8.00, Children (4 thru 11) $7.00, Children 3 and under are free.

 

Pet FixMobile

Jan 11 & 25

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

 

Free Concert

Jan 12

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

 

Sunday Morning Breakfast

Jan 12

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

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Jan 12

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

 

K of C Spaghetti Dinner

Jan 12

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

 

Scottish American Society Gathering

Jan 12

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

 

American Legion Auxiliary Meeting

Jan 13

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

 

Crescent Meeting

Jan 13

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

 

Free Senior Bingo

Jan 13

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

 

Community Center Open

Jan. 14, 20, and 28

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

 

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

Jan 18

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

 

An Invitation to Come Home for the Holidays

Jan 14

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

 

Home Cooked Supper

Jan 15

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

 

The Forgotten Preserves of Mantua

Jan 19

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Jan 24

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

 

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Jan 26

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breakfast with Santa
Dec 14
The Palymra Fire Department and the Palmyra Fireflies will be hosting the 7th Annual “Breakfast with Santa.”  The breakfast will be held at the Palmyra fire station on Dec 14th from 8-11am.  Santa will be arriving at 8:30 am on a fire truck!  Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage and a beverage.  Cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for ages 4 – 10; 3 and under are FREE. Along with Breakfast with Santa you will receive one 4×6 photo and frame per family.  Additional pictures will be available for an additional $2.00 each.  Non-perishable items are also being collected to help our adopted family this year during the holiday season.  Come and join the fun with Santa and the Palmyra Fire Department and help a needy family enjoy the holiday as well.

Stephens Memorial Observatory Open
Dec 14
Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open to the public on Dec 14 from 7-9:00 PM. Visitors can stop in for a look at the Moon and stars during the final Open Night of 2013. Given clear skies, visitors will enjoy views of the nearly-full Moon, hoping its brilliance doesn’t drown out the nearby Pleiades star cluster. Other objects may be viewed if time and sky conditions allow. Comet ISON will not be visible as it disintegrated during its November close encounter with the Sun. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. No reservations are required and there is no admission fee for observatory public nights. Cloudy skies at the starting time cancel the event and, in that case, the observatory will not open.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Admission is completely FREE!

 

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Mantua Restoration Society Fundraiser

Now

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

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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

Now

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

 

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

Now

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

 

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