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

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

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

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

Windham Library and the Renaissance Family Center invite everyone to a fun filled July.  We’ll start off being entertained with the magic of Drew Murray on Tuesday, July 16 at 12:30 p.m.  Kent State Summer Stock 2013 will be doing their theatrical performance of Puss & Boots on July 29 at 10:00 a.m.  These events are open to everyone.
Join us Thursday, July 25 12:30-2:30 p.m. for a garden tea party.  The Windham Library Children’s Garden Club invites the community to view the ongoing progress of their garden.
For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive, is open Monday and Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm-6:30 pm; and closed on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. For additional information about library programs and services, please visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tae Kwon Do
July 2-20
New session of Tae Kwon Do will be held from July 2nd-30th at Lake Hodgson – Apco Lodge (except for, July 4th & 9th) in Ravenna for ages 7 years to adults, male or female.  Tae Kwon Do emphasizes self-discipline, exercise, and martial art skills.  Instructors work with students individually and as a group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm. Participants must have a mouthpiece on first night.  Male students are required to wear protective gear after the second week. Cost is $40 and is paid the first night to the instructors. To register, call Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department at 330-296-2864.  Check out their web site www.martialartsravenna.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5K Race / 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk

Register Today!

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

 

Volunteers Needed

Now

Big Brothers and Big Sister volunteers needed – for just 12 hours a month, you can help a child succeed. Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is recruiting volunteers who are committed and consistent and willing to serve at least a year. Call today 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org

 

Picnic in the Park

Thursdays

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

 

Praise & Worship Service

Saturdays

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

 

Solar Day

June 21

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

 

Help Me Grow

June 21

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

 

The House Band

June 21

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

 

Youth Cheerleading Uniform Fittings

June 21 & 27

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

 

“Dig In” to Your State

June 22

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

 

8th Annual Golf Outing

June 22

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

 

Fix It in the Farmland

June 22

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

 

Strawberry Festival

June 22

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

 

Free Teen Movie & Wiener Roast

June 22

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

 

Annual Chicken BBQ & Yard sale

June 22

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

 

Ice cream, Cookies and Video

June 22

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

 

Windham Athletic Boosters Casino Bus Trip

June 22

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

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

 

Amateur Radio Field Day Event

June 22-23

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

 

Farmers Market

June 22-Oct 12

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

 

So Sews Meeting

June 24

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

 

Vacation Bible School

June 24 -28

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

 

Free Community Dinner

June 25

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

 

RFC Dinner

June 27

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

 

Free Car Wash

June 29

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

Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show

June 29

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

 

Sex In The Garden

June 29

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

 

Secret Garden: A private blend of art and nature

June 29

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

 

Youth Fishing Education Program

June 29

The Eagle Creek Conservation Club is presenting a free fishing clinic for all boys and girls ages 4 to 15 on June 29from 9:30am to 2pm. The program is aimed at teaching the basic fishing techniques needed to help kids get the most enjoyment out of their time spent on the water. The class is broken up into four segments, each lasting approximately 20 minutes. Anyone wishing to attend the event MUST PRE-REGISTER by June 22. Spaces for this event are limited, so get your reservation made as soon as possible. The class will take place at the Eagle Creek Conservation Club, 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio, 44430. Doors open at 9:30am and the program will begin at 10am. Lunch will be provided for all attendees after class. After lunch everyone will have the chance to enjoy some time fishing in beautiful Eagle Creek located directly behind the club. Registration can be made by contacting Don Cummings, club president, at (330) 872-1075, email at info@eaglecreekconservationclub.com, or by mailing your name, address, phone number, and age to: Don Cummings – Eagle Creek CC 2587 Newton Tomlinson Rd. Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

 

Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.

June 30

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

 

Annual Outdoor Worship Service

June 30

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

 

Deal or No Deal

June 30 

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

 

Breakfast in the Park

June 30

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

 

Blood Drive

July 3

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

 

Community Yard Sale

July 6

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

 

What’s all the Racquet?

July 6, 13, 20, 27

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

 

Annual 5K Freedom Run & 1 Mile Mutt Strut

July 7

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

 

Tennis Lessons

July 8-31

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

 

Spelling Bee

July 11

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

 

Why Teens Kill Seminar

July 11

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

 

Freedom Fairweather Walkers

July 11

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

 

AmVets Golf Outing

July 13

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

 

God’s Backyard Bible Camp

July 15-29

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

 

Erie Brass Quartette

July 19

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

 

Kinsman Day

July 20

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

 

Golf Tournament

July 21

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

 

G-Men Football Golf Scramble

July 26

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

 

Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event

July 27

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

 

The Longshot

Aug 2

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

 

Crestwood Primary Offers Summer Safety Town Program

August 5-9

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

 

Tennis Camp

Aug 5-8

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

Tour De Metz

Aug 10th

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

 

Flea Market  at Mantua Center School

Aug 24

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

 

 

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5K Race / 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk

Register Today!

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

 

Picnic in the Park

Thursdays

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

 

Praise & Worship Service

Saturdays

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

 

Senior Moments

June 13

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

Windham Fire Dept. Carnival

June 13-16

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

 

Fish Fry

June 14

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

 

2013 Women’s Conference

June 14 -15 

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

 

Rummage Sale

June 14 & 15

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

 

Gospel Concert

June 15

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

Hogs & Dogs Poker Run

June 15

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

June 15  

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

 

Ravenna Summer Fest

June 15

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

 

Summer Trunk Sale

June 15

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

 

Nature Camp

June 17-21 

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

 

Ravenna Kiwanis meeting

June 18 

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

 

Community Meal

June 18

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

 

Annual Gardening Event

June 19

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

 

Let’s Build a Community

June 19

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

 

Computer Recycling

June 19 & 20

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

 

USWA Monthly Meeting

June 20

The retires of Local 2243 U.S.W.A Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10) will have their regular monthly meeting on June 20th at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren. Special guest speaker and refreshments will be served.

 

Solar Day

June 21

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

 

Help Me Grow

June 21

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

 

Trumbull Mobile Meals Golf Outing

June 21

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

 

The House Band

June 21

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

 

“Dig In” to Your State

June 22

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

 

8th Annual Golf Outing

June 22

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

 

Fix It in the Farmland

June 22

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

 

Free Teen Movie & Wiener Roast

June 22

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

 

Annual Chicken BBQ & Yard sale

June 22

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

 

Ice cream, Cookies and Video

June 22

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

 

Amateur Radio Field Day Event

June 22-23

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

 

Farmers Market

June 22-Oct 12

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

 

So Sews Meeting

June 24

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

 

Cheerleading & Hip Hop Camp

June 24-27

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

 

Vacation Bible School

June 24 -28

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

 

Free Car Wash

June 29

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

 

Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show

June 29

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

 

Sex In The Garden

June 29

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

 

Secret Garden: A private blend of art and nature

June 29

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

 

Youth Fishing Education Program

June 29

The Eagle Creek Conservation Club is presenting a free fishing clinic for all boys and girls ages 4 to 15 on June 29from 9:30am to 2pm. The program is aimed at teaching the basic fishing techniques needed to help kids get the most enjoyment out of their time spent on the water. The class is broken up into four segments, each lasting approximately 20 minutes. Anyone wishing to attend the event MUST PRE-REGISTER by June 22. Spaces for this event are limited, so get your reservation made as soon as possible. The class will take place at the Eagle Creek Conservation Club, 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio, 44430. Doors open at 9:30am and the program will begin at 10am. Lunch will be provided for all attendees after class. After lunch everyone will have the chance to enjoy some time fishing in beautiful Eagle Creek located directly behind the club. Registration can be made by contacting Don Cummings, club president, at (330) 872-1075, email at info@eaglecreekconservationclub.com, or by mailing your name, address, phone number, and age to: Don Cummings – Eagle Creek CC 2587 Newton Tomlinson Rd. Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

 

Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.

June 30

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

 

Community Yard Sale

July 6

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

 

What’s all the Racquet?

July 6, 13, 20, 27

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

 

Tennis Lessons

July 8-31

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

 

Spelling Bee

July 11

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

 

Why Teens Kill Seminar

July 11

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

 

AmVets Golf Outing

July 13

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

 

God’s Backyard Bible Camp

July 15-29

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

 

Erie Brass Quartette

July 19

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

 

Golf Tournament

July 21

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

 

G-Men Football Golf Scramble

July 26

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

 

Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event

July 27

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

 

The Longshot

Aug 2

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

 

Crestwood Primary Offers Summer Safety Town Program

August 5-9

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

 

Tennis Camp

Aug 5-8

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

 

Tour De Metz

Aug 10th

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

 

Flea Market  at Mantua Center School

Aug 24

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

 

 

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5K Race / 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk

Register Today!

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

 

Free Basketball Camp

Begins June 12

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

 

Yoga Classes

Now- June 27

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

 

4th Annual Gold Outing

June 7

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

 

Book Sale

June 8

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

 

Posting the Colors

June 9

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

 

Newton Falls Summer Concert

June 9

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

 

Outdoor Worship

June 9

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

 

General James A. Garfield is Coming to Mantua!

June 9

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

 

Fancy Cutters Meeting

June 10

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

 

Kingdom Rock

June 10-14

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

 

Summer Youth Art Camp

June 10-14

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

 

Vacation Bible School

June 10-14

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

 

Employment Open House

June 11

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

 

Junior Golf Clinic

June 11-13

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

 

“Supper at the Center”

June 12

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

 

Material Girls Meeting

June 13

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

 

Chunk of Nelson History

June 13

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

 

Windham Fire Dept. Carnival

June 13-16

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

 

Fish Fry

June 14

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

 

2013 Women’s Conference

June 14 -15 

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

 

Hogs & Dogs Poker Run

June 15

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

June 15  

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

 

Ravenna Summer Fest

June 15

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

 

Summer Trunk Sale

June 15

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

 

Nature Camp

June 17-21 

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

 

Annual Gardening Event

June 19

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

 

Let’s Build a Community

June 19

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

 

Computer Recycling

June 19 & 20

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

The House Band

June 21

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

 

Solar Day

June 21

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

 

Help Me Grow

June 21

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

 

Trumbull Mobile Meals Golf Outing

June 21

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

 

“Dig In” to Your State

June 22

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

 

Fix It in the Farmland

June 22

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

 

8th Annual Golf Outing

June 22

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

 

Farmers Market

June 22-Oct 12

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

 

So Sews Meeting

June 24

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

 

Cheerleading & Hip Hop Camp

June 24-27

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

 

Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show

June 29

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

 

Sex In The Garden

June 29

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

 

Youth Fishing Education Program

June 29

The Eagle Creek Conservation Club is presenting a free fishing clinic for all boys and girls ages 4 to 15 on June 29from 9:30am to 2pm. The program is aimed at teaching the basic fishing techniques needed to help kids get the most enjoyment out of their time spent on the water. The class is broken up into four segments, each lasting approximately 20 minutes. Anyone wishing to attend the event MUST PRE-REGISTER by June 22. Spaces for this event are limited, so get your reservation made as soon as possible. The class will take place at the Eagle Creek Conservation Club, 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio, 44430. Doors open at 9:30am and the program will begin at 10am. Lunch will be provided for all attendees after class. After lunch everyone will have the chance to enjoy some time fishing in beautiful Eagle Creek located directly behind the club. Registration can be made by contacting Don Cummings, club president, at (330) 872-1075, email at info@eaglecreekconservationclub.com, or by mailing your name, address, phone number, and age to: Don Cummings – Eagle Creek CC 2587 Newton Tomlinson Rd. Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

 

Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.

June 30

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

 

Community Yard Sale

July 6

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

 

Tennis Lessons

July 8-31

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

 

Why Teens Kill Seminar

July 11

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

 

AmVets Golf Outing

July 13

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

 

Erie Brass Quartette

July 19

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

 

Golf Tournament

July 21

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

 

Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event

July 27

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

 

The Longshot

Aug 2

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

 

Crestwood Primary Offers Summer Safety Town Program

August 5-9

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

 

Tennis Camp

Aug 5-8

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

 

Tour De Metz

Aug 10th

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

 

 

Parrot Hope Rescue is having its 3rd Annual Open House Event on June 1st from 1: 00 to 5:00 p.m.  There will be tours, booths, presentations, refreshments available.  There will be a chance to meet adoptable birds, learn more about parrot behavior, view toys, apparel and cages, have pictures taken with parrots, get wings and tails clipped ( the birds’, not yours…although that might be a thought), pick up organization and volunteer information and just enjoy the day with these colorful creatures.

Email parrothope@gmail.com for more information and directions

The Hiram Community Band is looking for people who can play band instruments and read music, for their annual concert of patriotic, nostalgic and middlebrow pieces at 4pm on the 4th of July, in the street behind Frohring Hall on the Hiram campus. Rehearsals will be on June 20th & 26th and July 2 from 7-9pm in Frohring Hall. There are openings in all sections; trumpets/cornets are particularly needed. Email Jeffrey Quick, jaq@case.edu, or call 330-527-0144, evenings and weekends

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5K Race / 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk

Register Today!

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

 

Rummage & Bake Sale

May 31 & June 1

Pythian Sister Rummage and Bake Sale will be May 31 from 9am-5pm and June 1 form 9am-noon, at the K or P Hall, 123 College Street, West Farmington Ohio. Books, clothing and household items, lunch will be served May 31 only. June 1 is $2 bag day

 

Summer Fun Dance

June 1

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30 pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave, Tallmadge Ohio, on June 1. Open to the public, cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information call Warrine (330) 699-2361 or (330) 322-9559

 

Celebration of Life Benefit

June 1

Celebration of Life Benefit for Nancy Furgerson will be June 1 from 4-9pm at Shalersville Town Hall, 9090 State Rt. 44 in Mantua. Join us as we celebrate her life and caring presence with a benefit event. All proceeds will go to help with Nancy’s care expenses. Tickets are $15 for a pasta dinner and dessert. Children 10 & under are free. There will be a Chinese Raffle and a 50/50 raffle. Visit www.FightBackwithNancy.com to purchase tickets, donations and for more info.

 

Dodge Fundraiser for Crestwood Bands

June 1

A Dodge fundraiser to benefit Crestwood Bands will be June 1st at the Crestwood All Band Family Picnic, between 12:30 and 4:30 pm. With your help, we can earn thousands of dollars in 3 ½ hours! It’s fun! It’s easy! It’s fast! Drives take less than 5 minutes on a short course. No sales pressure! Event will be in the Crestwood High School Parking Lot. The whole community is invited to participate, anyone 18 or over, with a valid driver’s license, can join in. Ganley Dodge of Aurora will bring new Dodge vehicles to the school and volunteer their time to help during the fundraiser. Crestwood Bands will earn $20 from Dodge for every person who takes a brief test drive and completes a short survey

 

Chicken Dinner

June 1

Portage County Chapter #600 of Parents Without Partners will be having a chicken dinner from 6:30-7:30pm on June 1st, costing $8 per person. For more info & reservations, please call Mary (330) 571-3801 or Warrine (330) 322-9559 by May 30th

 

Spaghetti Dinner

June 1

Girl Scout Spaghetti Dinner will be held on June 1 from 4:30-7 pm at the Claridon Town Hall, 13930 Mayfield Rd., Claridon at the corner of Claridon-Troy Rd. and Rt. 322. Presale tickets $6 Adults, and $4 children age 3-10, by sending a check or money order payable to  Troop 1324 c/o Dolly Stone, P.O. Box 95, E. Claridon, OH. 44033. Tickets at the door are $7 Adults and $5 Children ages 3-10. Ages 2 and under free. The funds raised will be used for a Girl Scout Gold award project to refresh the children’s play area at the Claridon Recreation Park.

 

Free Dinner

June 1

The First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, will hold their monthly free dinner on Saturday, June 1 from 5-7 PM.  This month is a planned cookout, weather permitting.  In case of inclement weather the dinner will be moved to the church fellowship hall.  Everyone is invited to attend each dinner.  For questions or more information call 330-671-1426 or 330-326-2293 and leave a message if necessary.

 

Heirloom Vegetable Plant & Flower Sale

June 1

Heirloom Vegetable Plant & Flower Sale will take place on June 1st, from 9am- 3pm; At the Christ Lutheran Church, located at : 10827 SR-44, Mantua, Ohio.  Event is sponsored by the Mantua Rotary Club Farmers Market.  Squash, peppers, eggplants, 12 varieties of tomatoes and more.  A few of the plants can be traced to Monticello and around the world.  Other items will be for sale, including Debbie’s homemade fabulous cinnamon rolls.  Other vendors will be there to sell farmers market items. This sale is free to anyone who would like to sell their own heirloom plants, or perennial plants.  Please call to reserve a location (330) 351-3035.

 

Community Shred Event

June 1

Identity theft is rapidly on the rise in our country. Don’t personally become a victim of identity theft, or put your business in jeopardy. Bring your boxes for secure, onsite shredding by InfoShred Ohio on June 1st from 10am-1pm, to Middlefield Market, 15848 Nauvoo Rd. in Middlefield. Simply pull up to the InfoShred truck,  we will help you dump your boxes into the trash bin, that will then dump into the shredder as you watch your documents via monitor be thoroughly and securely shredded.

 

Relay For Life Yard Sale

June 1

Newton Falls/ Lordstown Relay for Life Family Ties Team yard sale will be June 1 from 9-5pm at Imperial Trailer Park (Pavilion) on Bailey Road in Lordstown. All proceeds go toward Relay for Life.

 

 

Youth Soccer Practice

June 2

Calling all Garrettsville youth soccer players in grades 2 thru 8.  There will be soccer open fields from 6:30 – 8 pm on June 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd at the Brosius Road soccer fields.  Shin guards are required and bring a soccer ball and water bottle.  We are also looking for parents to help.  Contact Russell Thornton (Russell61731@Yahoo.com) or Bob Finney (matrixprints@yahoo.com).

 

Scholarship Awards

June 2

The Atwood-Mauck Post 459 is hosting a Scholarship Awards Program at the Legion Home on Goodwin St at 3pm on June 2nd. Call Bo (440) 834-8764

 

Fat Muckett Canoe Cruise

June 2 

Paddle with naturalist Bob Faber on the serene upper Cuyahoga River near Burton June 2nd from 10am-1pm. The slow moving state scenic river winds through extensive wetlands and bottomland forests near Russell Park in Geauga County. Wildlife of the area includes river otters, beaver, mink, sandhill cranes, bald eagles, prothonotary warblers and the extremely rare jewel wing and the elusive fat musket. Canoe/kayak rental is $18 per person or if you have your own canoe/kayak $8 ($3 discount per person for members of Friends of the Field Station).  Register by phone (330.569.6003) or email (sorrickmw@hiram.edu). Length: 3 miles.

 

Free Water Testing / Battery Disposal

June 2

Concerned Citizens Ohio/Shalersville’s  Free Water Monitoring Day will take place this month on Sunday, June 2, at our brand-new permanent location,  the Eagles Club, which is located right across from the K Mart on Route 14 in Streetsboro, at 9052 State Route 14.  The class to be held during this month’s monitoring is an “Open Forum: Questions and Issues with Fracking, Pipelines, and Related Issues.”  Please park in the back of the building and look for the open door (and the signs!) Monitoring will begin at 3:15.

 

Wonders of Watersheds

June 3- Registration

It’s not too late to sign up for the Geauga & Portage Soil and Water Conservation Districts’ “Wonders of Watershed Workshops” for teachers and educators throughout the month of June. Registration deadline is June 3rd. For more information, please visit www.geaugaswcd.com or contact Gail Prunty at (440) 834-1122 or gpruny@geaugaswcd.com

 

Election of Officers

June 5

Newton Falls AMVETS Post 112 Election of Officers will be held at the June 5th meeting.  Members are urged to participate and support your post.

 

Chicken Dinner

June 5

The Southington UMC, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington will be having a Chicken Dinner on June 5 from 3:30-6pm. The menu includes ¼ Chicken, escalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, and homemade desserts. Cost for adults is $8. Children’s Meal with chicken tenders- ages 4-10, cost is $4, 3 and under eat free. Carry outs will be available, Call (330) 898-2156.

 

Let’s Build a Community

June 5 & 19

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

 

4th Annual Gold Outing

June 7

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

 

Little Tigers Golf Outing

June 8

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their annual golf outing on June 8, 2013.  The four-man scramble will be an 8:00 shotgun held at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The price is $65.00 per person and will include lunch, dinner, and beverages. Prizes will be given on all holes. Contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather  Lyndsey@ 330-654-4100 to sign up or for information.

 

Home Canning Workshop

June 8

The Portage County Gardeners will once again host a series of four Saturday morning workshops that are open to the public. “Home Canning” will be the topic for the first workshop on June 8 at 10am. Participants will learn the proper way to can vegetables, fruits, pickles, jams and jellies using the hot water bath method or the pressure canning technique. A 100 page canning book with recipes is included in the $20.00 cost of the workshop. The class is limited to 25 and will be held at the Portage County Gardeners’ Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. (Rt. 44) in Rootstown. Please contact Helena Parry at 330-673-0577 by June 3 to register and pay.

 

Posting the Colors

June 9

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

 

Newton Falls Summer Concert

June 9

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

 

Outdoor Worship

June 9

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

 

Fancy Cutters Meeting

June 10

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

 

Kingdom Rock

June 10-14

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

 

Summer Youth Art Camp

June 10-14

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

 

Vacation Bible School

June 10-14

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

 

Junior Golf Clinic

June 11-13

Ravenna Recreation is offering Junior Golf Clinic for children ages 8 to 16 years at Windmill Lake Golf Club on June 11-13 from 9:45 to 11 a.m.   This instructional clinic will teach putting, chipping, golf etiquette, iron and wood play. Deadline for registration is June 10. Checks made payable to Windmill Lake Golf Club.  Fee is $40.00.  Min 8 and max 40. For more information visit our website @www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or call (330) 296-2864.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12 or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Free Basketball Camp

Begins June 12

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

 

“Always Patsy Cline”

June 12

The Girard Historical Society is teaming up with TNT for an evening of “Always Patsy Cline” on June 12 at 6 pm for social hour and 7 pm. show. The evening will also include refreshments, basket raffle and 50/50 raffle. The show combines country classics with a hilarious story about three gutsy gals who are determined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville. The tickets are $20.00. Trumbull New Theatre is located on SR 422 in Niles. For more information and tickets, call Kathy at 330-545-4899 or Roberta at 330-883-3847.

 

“Supper at the Center”

June 12

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

 

Material Girls Meeting

June 13

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

 

2013 Women’s Conference

June 14 -15 

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

June 15  

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

 

Ravenna Summer Fest

June 15

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

 

Newton Falls Schoolmates & Friends Reunion

June 15

The 94th annual reunion of the Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends will be held on, June 15 at The DiVieste’s Banquet Room, 754 North River Road in Warren, Ohio. Doors will open for visiting at 10 am with luncheon beginning at noon. Again this year, the cost will be $20.00 per plate. The class of 1963 will be our honored class. The board of trustees will announce the recipients of the four $500.00 scholarships awarded to Newton Falls seniors. Please return your reservation card prior to June 1st to Mary Margaret Hildack, 147 Maple St., Newton Falls, OH 44444. For more information, call Mary Margaret Hildack at 330-872-0075 or Merial Price at 330-889-3068. Please make your checks payable to “Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends”.

 

Summer Trunk Sale

June 15

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

 

Hogs & Dogs Poker Run

June 15

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

 

Autism 5k and walk

June 15

Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event.  Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.  The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.  The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.

 

Nature Camp

June 17-21 

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

 

Annual Gardening Event

June 19

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

 

Computer Recycling

June 19 & 20

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

 

The House Band

June 21

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

 

Fix It in the Farmland

June 22

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

 

8th Annual Golf Outing

June 22

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

 

Farmers Market

June 22-Oct 12

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

 

So Sews Meeting

June 24

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

 

Cheerleading & Hip Hop Camp

June 24-27

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Cheerleading and Hip Hop Camp for youth ages 5 to 14. The clinic will be held from 8- 10am. Monday through Thursday, June 24 to 27 (Rain date June 28) at John Tontimonia City Park – Tower Lodge.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayers is $27 and all others is $32.  Deadline for standard registration is June 21 and the deadline for online registration is June 18, 2013.  Min 12 and max 50. For more Information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or register with Ravenna Recreation, 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (330) 296-2864

 

Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show

June 29

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

 

Sex In The Garden

June 29

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

 

Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.

June 30

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

 

Community Yard Sale

July 6

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

 

Tennis Lessons

July 8-31

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

 

Why Teens Kill Seminar

July 11

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

 

AmVets Golf Outing

July 13

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

Erie Brass Quartette

July 19

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

 

Golf Tournament

July 21

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

 

The Longshot

Aug 2

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

Tennis Camp

Aug 5-8

Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held August 5 to 8 (rain date is August 9). From 8:30-10:30am for ages 5 to 15 years. Fee is $27.00 for city taxpayers and $32.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is August 2. After August 2 there is a $10 late fee. For more information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or you may contact the  Ravenna Parks  and  Recreation Department, 530 N. Freedom St, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Tour De Metz

Aug 10th

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

 

 

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Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

Ravenna  – The Portage County Business Round Table offers seminars on useful topics to area business owners.  On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the featured topic for the morning event is the Ohio Small Business Development Center and how it can help existing business stay and grow in Portage County. The meeting will be held at Maplewood Career Center (7075 St. Rt. 88, Ravenna, OH 44266)

The event commences at 7:30 am with registration, networking, and continental breakfast.  The program starts promptly at 8 am and concludes at 9 am.

The program speakers are Susan McGann, a Certified Business Advisor with the Small Business Development Center, and Keith Harris, President and CEO of Kero International, Inc.

To register, please contact the Portage Development Board, 217 S. Chestnut St. in Ravenna, 330.297.3470 or by e-mail to tdaniel@portagedevbd.org or your local chamber of commerce. Persons who pre-register will pay $10 (cash or check), and are responsible for payment whether they attend or not.  Checks should be made payable to the Portage Development Board.   Persons who do not pre-register will pay $15 at the door, and no shows will be invoiced.  The deadline to register is May 22, 2013.

 

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The 2013 Portage County 4-H Camp Counselors invite you to their annual Pasta Fundraiser Dinner on Sunday May 19th, 11AM – 5PM at the OSU Extension Office Back meeting room at 6970 State Route 88 in Ravenna. Dinner includes Rigatoni, salad, bread sticks, dessert, coffee or punch. Cost is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children and seniors. This dinner is sponsored by Chili’s and 100% of the proceeds raised will directly benefit Portage County’s week at 4-H Camp Ohio August 7th – 11th, 2013.

While you are enjoying your meal, your children can join the counselors in activities to preview all the fun that we have planned for our 2013 4-H Camp. These activities will take place outside, so they are weather permitting. We will be accepting camp registrations on this day and the first 50 applicants will receive a free T-Shirt that has been graciously donated by our friends at Chili’s.

They’re back… May 18th–19th bargain hunters  by the score will once again descend upon the Village of Garrettsville for the 20th Annual Community Yard Sale. With over 180 unique sales, there will be thousands of treasures and trinkets available for purchase beginning at 9am on May 18.

This annual event is not limited solely to village residents, as you will also find sales in Windham, Hiram, Nelson, and Freedom. Also check out the assortment of sales at SkyLane Bowling Alley on Windham Street.

Community Yard Sale Maps can be found at many area restaurants, shops and banks.

The 20th Annual Community Yard Sale is sponsored by the Garrettsville Area Chamber.  More Chamber news and events can be found at  www.garrettsvillearea.com.

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Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

Burton – Veterans helping Veterans. Stuff our vehicles on Memorial Day, May 27 either uptown in Burton or at the open house at the American Legion Atwood Mauck Post 459, following the Memorial Day service at 11 am. Items will be for our Veterans in hospitals, nursing homes. Veterans’ Wish list includes:

Razors (twin or triple blade), shaving cream, after shave, toothbrushes, mouthwash, body lotion, baby powder, deodorant, shampoo, combs, brushes, soap (hospitals request large bars for men), soap travel & hotel size, covered soap dishes, white socks, white undershirts (sizes med, large, XL, 1x & 2x), underwear (same sizes), word searches, sudoko, crossword, books, magazines, hard candy, tootsie rolls, chocolate bars, sugar free candy (hard & chocolate), Gum- regular & sugar free.

For more info 440-834-0764

Aurora – On Sunday, May 19th, the City of Aurora’s Park & Recreation Department and Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invite you to paw-ticipate in the 2013 BARK BONE-ANZA CHARITY DOG WALK sponsored by Purina Pro Plan’s Rally to Rescue.

The event is held at Tails and Trails Dog Park (adjacent to Sunny Lake Park) 841 Page Road in Aurora, Ohio  44202.  Hours are from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Cost: Free. The 2-mile Charity Dog Walk kicks off the event at 10am.  Registration $10/person (includes breakfast and pup pack).  Prizes awarded for top 3 pledges.  Pledges will be disbursed among participating rescue groups at the event.

Following the walk, the competition heats up for prizes in the Charity Dog Challenges including the Biscuit Bite Off (homemade dog treat contest), Country Western Costume Contest, Doggie Limbo, Tower of Temptation…and more! Dress up your pup and enter the All Breeds Fashion Show! Visit rescues and vendors!  Pet owners will enjoy letting their dogs romp in the one acre fenced dog pens. Please note – designated pens for large dogs (over 25 pounds) and small dogs (under 25 pounds). For more information, visit www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org or email rescue1.fgr@gmail.com or call 330-562-0555,

Join us at the Garrettsville Library as we celebrate the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. Help celebrate the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby by wearing your best “Derby Day” hat. Also, create a bejeweled lucky horseshoe, win prizes, and learn about the Kentucky Derby with other great activities. For kids in grades K and up. Please register as there are a limited number of spaces available. Call 330-527-4378 to register for this event. The Garrettsville Library, located 10482 South Street, is open Monday and Tuesday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; and closed on Thursday and Sunday. Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org for more information about this event or about other library programs and services.

Do you have your ticket for the DMRC Reverse Raffle on Saturday, May 4 at Mantua K of C Hall?

This event is the primary means of raising funds to cover the local match for a grant The Village received. The local share of new sidewalks south of the river is only 20%, if the project is completed when St. Rt. 44 is re-paved next year.

Please help keep the project moving forward by purchasing a ticket to the raffle… and encouraging at least two friends to do the same. To cover the cost of prizes, food, and beverages – with enough left for a donation to the Village – 35 tickets must be sold by Monday.

Each $100 ticket includes a delicious steak dinner for 2 (catered by Eisele’s), open bar, a chance at $1,000 plus prizes every 10 tickets. Tell your friends & neighbors!

Get your tickets at Jake’s, Advanced Rehab, or by contacting Downtown Mantua Revitalization at 330-274-4040 or DMRCemail@gmail.com.

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Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

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Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

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Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

 

Scholarship Offer

Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship to senior athletes at James A. Garfield High School for the sixth year. The scholarship will be for $850.00. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are available at the chiropractic office or through the school counselor.

 

Garfield Spring Soccer

Register Today

Spring Soccer for 7th & 8th graders, open to all current 7th & 8th graders. Boys and Girls, co-ed team in the Geauga County Recreational League. Coached by the James A. Garfield Varsity soccer coaches. Practices tentatively to begin mid Apr. and games the first week in May. For more info contact: Kim Curry (330) 527-2186 or curryk19@yahoo.com

 

Spring Bird Walks

Sundays now -May 19

Dust off those binoculars and fine tune your hearing to see, hear and learn about the spring migrants and arriving residents of the feathered kind. The Hiram College JH Barrow Field Station will once again play host to this series of Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland bird walks which begin at 7:30am. Join local naturalist Eric Faber and other birding enthusiasts at 7:30am for a casual walk around the Field Station. These hikes are for beginners and experts alike. No registration is needed, but for more information, please call 330.569.6003 orsorrickmw@hiram.edu. The Hiram College Field Station is located on Wheeler Rd, which runs from SR 305 to SR 88 between the villages of Hiram and Garrettsville

 

Spring Sale Donations

Now

Hiram Rapids Historical Church (corner of Allyn and Winchell roads, Hiram Rapids Ohio) is now accepting donations for their spring sale: household items, and clothing in good condition. We welcome any type of donation large or small. Call 330-569-7204 or 330-569-7453. Our sale will be May 18.

 

Volunteer in the Parks

Now

Have some extra time on your hands and want to help out your Portage Parks?  We can put you to work in all kinds of ways. Want to get your hands dirty? We can use help with trail maintenance and resource stewardship. Like to talk with people?  We need folks to staff our booth at community events, assist with programs and events and conduct user surveys.  Be a VIP– give us a call at (330) 297-7728 or download a volunteer application from our website. | http://www.portageparkdistrict.org

 

Annual Rummage Sale

Apr 18 & 19

Braceville UMC located at 589 Park Rd in the center of Braceville  off St. Rt. 82 will be having their annual rummage sale on Apr 18 from 9am-5pm and Apr 19, which will be dollar day from 9am-12pm. There will also be a bake sale and light lunch on the 18th. Lunch will be homemade soup, sandwiches, drinks and desserts. Carry outs will be available.

 

 

 

Fish Fry

Apr 19

American Legion Post 674 will be having fish fry, Friday the 19TH from 4-8pm. Cost is  $8. Choice of fish, shrimp or chicken, or combo plate, choice of potato (French fries or baked) ,and 2 sides (coleslaw, apple sauce, green beans, mac and cheese) roll and butter. Carryout’s available, 330-326-3188. Dinner will be held at, 9960 East Center St. (St. Rt 303 by the tank) Windham.Public Welcome

 

Restore Celebrates Earth Day

Apr 19 & 20

Geauga County Habitat for Humanity ReStore celebrates Earth Day April 19th and 20th. The ReStore has diverted over 700 tons from landfills since opening in 2010. The ReStore is celebrating Earth Day with a 20% off storewide sale Apr 19 and Apr 20!  To further our recycling efforts Geauga Community Recycling will be on hand to accept electronics and computers for certified recycling (NO TVs).  The ReStore is open Fridays 9:00-6:00 and Saturdays 9:00-4:00.  The ReStore is located at 12180 Kinsman Rd. Newbury 44065.   The revenue generated from the ReStore helps hard-working families in Geauga County realize their dream of home ownership.

 

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Auditions

Apr 19 & 20

Curtains Up Theatre is holding Auditions for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on April 19 and 20th at 6pm in the James A. Garfield High School. Please have a monologue and song ready for your audition. Ages from 9+ are needed for this production, including adult men and women. For more information contact Director, Justin Steck at 216-310-1913.

 

Spring Rummage Sale

Apr 19 & 20

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Apr 19 from 9am-5pm, Apr 20 from 9am-1pm. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall. For more info call (330) 537-4205

 

Seniors Spring into Knowledge Event

April 19

Reed Memorial Library will be hosting a free diabetes awareness program for seniors on Apr. 19, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The event will feature speakers, information tables, free blood pressure checks, blood glucose screenings and a light lunch. For more information call (330) 296-2827 (ext 200). Reed Memorial Library is located at 167 E. Main St. Ravenna, OH 44266.

 

Pancake Breakfast

Apr 20

Hiram Police Department Pancake Breakfast “Shop with a Cop” Fundraiser will be Apr 20 from 9am-1pm at Hiram College Kennedy Center Dix Dining Hall. All-U-Can-Eat. $6 for adults, $3 for kids under 10. Proceeds benefit the Hiram Police Department “Shop with a Cop” program. Windswept Farms of Hiram and Save-A-Lot of Garrettsville are donating the maple syrup for this fundraiser.

 

Bluegrass Music Show

April 20

A Bluegrass Music Show will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 20th, at the Shalersville Town Hall, located on S.R. 44 at S.R. 303.  Doors open at 6 p.m.

The event will feature three bands Coney Carver & The Rainbow Valley Boys, Lloyd Blevins & Ramblin’ Mountain, and Vertical Limit.  The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867.

 

Ohio Author Day

Apr 20

The Weekly Villager’s own contributing writer and “Puppy Tails” columnist Mialie T. Szymanski will be joining over 40 Ohio authors and illustrators at the 3rd Annual Ohio Author Day in Hudson. Come chat with these local celebrities and get some autographs! Books will be available for sale and many genres of adult, teen and children’s literature will be featured. Event to be held at the Hudson Library on Apr 20 from 1-4pm

 

Spring Nature Preserve Presentation

Apr 20

A presentation on Northeast Ohio’s State Nature Preserve System will be Apr 20 from 11am-12pm at the Punderson State Park Sports Chalet located on “Buckeye Drive”. This presentation is free and open to the public. The park is located at 11755 Kinsman Rd in Newbury, for more info call (330) 527-5118

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Apr 20

Bristol Varsity Basketball team to be honored, public invited and spaghetti dinner will be held on Apr 20 at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on St. Rt. 88 in West Farmington. Cost is $7 adults, Ages 5-12 $4.50 and under 5 is free. Carry outs available for $7.50. Dinner includes salad, bread and pie.

 

Pasta Dinner

Apr 20

New Mercies Community Church , 12767 Butternut Rd. in Burton will be having a pasta dinner on Apr 20 from 4-7 pm. Your choice of mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs or rigatoni with salad and bread and dessert for a monetary donation.

Garlic Mustard Pulling Party!

Apr 20

It’s a pulling party…and you’re invited! BYOG (Bring Your Own Gloves) and join us at 10:00am to help control the nasty invasive Garlic Mustard from spreading throughout the forest and threatening our native wildflowers. For more information, call 330.569.6003 or emailsorrickmw@hiram.edu. Meet at the Hiram College Field Station, located on Wheeler Rd., which runs from SR 305 to SR 88 between the villages of Hiram and Garrettsville.

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

Apr 20

The Nelson UMC will be hosting their April Swiss Steak Dinner on Apr 20 at the Nelson Community Center. Dinner will be served from 4:30-7pm, the dinner consists of steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn casserole, Raphael rolls and butter, beverage and homemade dessert. Carryout is available, the price is still $9 for adults.

 

Officers Nominations Meeting

Apr 21

American Legion Post 674 Windham Ohio will hold nominations for 2013/2014 Officers at 2pm on April 21.

 

Charity Dog Walk

April 21

In The Woods Barn & Garden Center Charity Dog Walk April 21. 10:00 a.m. Registration. 11:00 – 12:30 Guided Woodland Walk with Naturalist Dee Casteel, 1:00 p.m. Cook out and win cool prizes! Donation: $15 Adults, $10 Children. Proceeds benefit Hattie Larlham Constant Companions. Constant Companions is a Hattie Larlham program that improves the quality of life for people with disabilities through contact with animals. In the Woods Barn and Garden Center, LLC.9916 Nichols Road Freedom, Ohio 44288 or call 330-527-0021

 

Card Party

Apr 21

Trumbull County Federated Democratic Women will hold their annual  card party  on Apr 21 from 2-5pm at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic NE, Warren. Tickets are seven dollars and will be sold at the door. There will also be raffles, prizes and a wide variety of desserts and salads. Guests should bring their own table games to play or just simply enjoy the food and camaraderie. Elected officials will be introduced during the afternoon. For more information or to buy tickets  call 330 6382775 .

 

Free Water Well Monitoring

Apr 22

Apr 22 at 7:00 p.m. (fourth Monday of every month) Concerned Citizens Ohio/ Hiram free monthly private water well monitoring using Sierra Club meters to test for “indicators” of water quality in the Community Room (downstairs) of the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram, OH 44234 (corner of State Routes 700, 82, 305).. For more information contact Gwen Fischer at 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com. The Shalersville branch of Concerned Citizens Ohio continues to offer free water monitoring in their Streetsboro location (King of Glory Church in Streetsboro Plaza) at 3:15 on the first Sunday of every month.  For more information contact Mary Greer 330-472-8086.

 

Year-End Book Sale

Apr 22-26

The Friends of the Hiram College Library invite you to join us for the year-end book sale beginning Apr 22 and continuing through Apr 26.  Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hardcover books are $1.00; paperbacks and other miscellaneous materials are priced at just 50¢.  Visit often as the sale racks and carts are replenished throughout the day. Apr 26 is also bag day.  Fill a bag (we provide) for a buck! Don’t miss out on getting your summer reading material!

 

Intro to Geocaching

Apr 23

Taught by a member of the Geauga Park District, this class will feature an intro to geocaching as a terrific hobby for those of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. Weather permitting, participants will go outside to use the GPS units. Apr 23 at 6:30 p.m. Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466

 

Free Community Dinner

Apr 23

Free Community Dinner Apr 23 from 5-6 pm. While supplies last. No take outs.  Dinner will be held at Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome!

 

 

Wisteria, the Beautiful Challenge

Apr 24

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers: Learn the secrets of growing this gorgeous flowering plant.  Do you have a wisteria that’s out of control?  Is pruning it a mystery?  Do you have a wisteria that just won’t bloom?  Do you love wisteria but are afraid to try one?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, learn how to select, plant, fertilize, prune and maintain wisteria.  You too can have the beauty and fragrance of wisteria in your yard.  Be the envy of your neighbors.  Apr. 24 from 7-9 pm cost is $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

RFC Free Dinner

Apr 25

Three years ago this month was the first free dinner for the Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio.  Join us as we venture into our fourth year of free community dinners.  Everyone welcomed Apr 25 as we eat our way to year four. Thanks to all the people who make these monthly dinners possible. Dinner is served from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

 

Heaven or Hell, Your Choice

Apr 26-28

Garrettsville Church of God will present “Heaven or Hell, Your Choice”, Apr 26-28 at 7pm nightly. Starting with the life of Jesus, His crucifixion and resurrection. Then moving into modern day scenarios, the program depicts the choices we all make that affect where we will spend eternity. This production is free and open to the public. The Church is located at, 12888 St. Rt. 88 in Nelson Township. For more information call 330-527-2942

 

Rummage Sale

Apr 26 & 27

Portage County Gardeners will be holding their annual Rummage Sale on Apr 26 & Apr 27 from 9-2pm at their Center, 5154 S.R. 44 in Rootstown. This sale will feature books, garden items, spring and summer clothing, knick-knacks, jewelry, electronics, baskets, housewares, craft items, holiday items, bedding, and baby and children’s items. Everything will be priced low to sell. Cookies, coffee and tea will be available for purchase to munch on while you shop.

 

Knee Deep in Bluebells

Apr 27

Back by popular demand! This hike (9:00-11:00am) provides one of the most unbelievable and spectacular sights wildflower displays in all of Ohio. In a setting among some of the largest trees in the state, the 250 acre Poland Municipal Forest southeast of Youngstown plays host each spring to thousands upon thousands of wild bluebells and other spring wildflowers. The forest floor is literally awash with a carpet of bluebells, dabs of red and white trilliums and a haze of marsh marigolds; the artistry of nature in all it is glory. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $5 for members of Friends of the Field Station, $8 for non-member). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Directions provided upon registration.

 

Rummage Sale & Open House

Apr 27

Huntsburg Grange is holding their annual Rummage Sale and Open House on, Apr 27 from 10-2 PM in the Huntsburg Town Hall.   Come for bargains and to learn about the Grange.  Lunch will be available.  For details or to donate, call Donna at 286-6219.

 

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner

Apr 27

The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Steak Cookout on Apr 27, at the Newton Falls Community Center on Quarry Street. The meal includes a 14-ounce sirloin steak, on the grill, cooked as you wish, salad, potato, drink, and dessert, all for $15.00. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any NF Kiwanis member or by calling Bob at 330-872-3854. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. The Kiwanis half of the proceeds will go to the Kiwanis Eliminate Project.

 

Better Gardening

Apr 27

Avoid Common Mistakes We Make in the Garden Apr 27 from 9-12 Knowing and avoiding the common mistakes we make in the garden means better results and less frustration.  We will examine good gardening practices for vegetable and flower gardens, saving you time, energy and money.  Learn what to plant and where to plant it.  Learn where to turn for help and answers.  Improve your gardening skills and results.  $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Save the Date

Apr 27

15th Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will be Apr 27 from 6-9pm. Help celebrate our environmental heroes! Portage Park District, 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4 Ravenna, Ohio 44266. www.portageparkdistrict.org

 

Hall of Fame Banquet

Apr 27

Garfield’s Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Apr 27 at 5:30pm in the High School Commons.  This year’s inductees are Martin Paul (Class of ‘61) and Mark Manno (Class of ‘74).  Tickets for the dinner and banquet are $25 a piece and can be purchased by calling Sheri Johnson at 330-527-5384. Deadline to purchase tickets is April 21st.

 

Pork Chop Dinner

Apr 27

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

Gemboree

Apr 27 & 28

Gemboree Spring 2013- Minerals, rocks, gemstone, jewelry. Sponsored by The Summit Lapidary Club & The Akron Mineral Society. The event will take place Apr 27 & 28 from 10am-6pm on Apr 27 & 10am-5pm on Apr 28 at Emidio and Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Road in Cuyahoga Falls. There will be demonstrations and sales. Children are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (55+) and students, $1 for ages 7-14 and children 6 and under, as well as scouts in uniform free. For more information call Evelyn Tryon (330) 673-9661 or visit www.LapidaryClubof Ohio.org

 

Free Community Meal

Apr 28

Mantua’s St. Joseph PSR, along with the K of C Women’s Auxiliary will be hosting a FREE Community Meal on Apr 28, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!! We’d love to see you there. Join us for food and fellowship after the 11:15 a.m. Mass. If you’d like to do more, please contact coordinator Peg Haney at 330-274-2268 or phaney@stjosephmantua.com.

 

Craft/Vendor Show Reservations

Deadline Apr 28

Parents of Girls Scout Troop 124 will be sponsoring a Craft/Vendor Show on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 17 N. Center St., Newton Falls, Ohio. Tables are available for $20.00 each with limited electric. Reservation deadline is April 28.For information or to reserve a table call Louanne Dubos at 330-872-1353.

 

Scholarships and Grants

Apr 29 deadline

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers OSU Extension The Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers provide scholarships to Geauga County residents pursuing an education in horticulture, agriculture, environmental science or related fields at The Ohio State University.  High school seniors or current students at The Ohio State University are encouraged to apply.  Deadline for applications is April 29.  The Master Gardeners are also open to requests for grants to local classroom teachers and schools pursuing special projects and instruction in the sciences.  For an application and more information about MGV scholarships and grants call the OSU Extension at the Patterson Center.  (440) 834-4656.  Also visit the website and become acquainted with the many Master Gardener class offerings and the annual scholarship fund raiser.  www.geauga.osu.edu.

 

Energy Jobs Fair – Youngstown

Apr 29 

Energy Jobs Fair will be Apr 29 from 9am-3pm at Holiday Inn Boardman, 7410 South Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44512. United States Senator Rob Portman, the Ohio Oil & Gas Association and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber are hosting an opportunity for job seekers to discover training and employment opportunities in the oil and gas industry. If you are an OOGA Member, and interested in participating in this Jobs Fair, please contact Penny Seipelpenny@ooga.org or Pete MacKenzie pete@ooga.org for more information.

 

Portage County Soap Box Derby

May 1

The Portage County Soap Box Derby is looking for a student, or students to sing the Stars Spangle Banner at the opening ceremony for the local race on June 15. The race takes place at Buchert Park in Mantua.  The singer(s) will have to be there at 9:00am.  The race will start between 9:00am –10:00am.  The tryouts will be on May 1 at 6:30pm.  If you are interested you must contact Dean Olson at 330-351-3035.

 

Southington Chicken Dinner

May 1

The Southington UMC, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington, will be holding a chicken dinner on May 1 from 3:30-6pm. The menu includes ¼ Chicken, escalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw and homemade desserts. Cost is $8 for adults, Children’s meal with chicken tenders- ages 4-10 cost is $4, children 4 & under free. Carry outs will be available, 330-898-2156

 

Parkman Chicken Dinner

May 3

The Parkman Fire and Rescue Association, in conjunction with local Amish schools, proudly announces their annual spring Chicken Dinner, May 3 from 5- 8pm, at the Community House in Parkman, next to the Fire Station. Adults $14.00, Children 12 and under $7.00. Limited tickets-resale tickets only Make checks payable to: Parkman Fire and Rescue, Send check or money order to: Joan Dillon, 12709 Nelson Ledge Rd. Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Tickets can be returned to you (include SASE) or held at the door. Questions? Call Chuck or Joan at 548-7541

 

Annual Spring Craft, Plant & Flower Sale

May 3 & 4

Hiram Farm Living & Learning Community: craft items, Mother’s Day gifts, Organic veg. plants, annual flowers , hanging baskets, fresh eggs.  11543 & 11485 Garfield Road Hiram, Ohio 44234. May 3 from 12-4pm & May 4 from 10am-4pm. For more info call: 330-569-3441

 

Reverse Raffle

May 4

Tickets are available for DMRC’s 2nd Annual Reverse Raffle fundraiser. It will be held at Mantua K of C on May 4, starting at 6 pm. Each $100 ticket includes: delicious steak dinner for you and a guest, adult beverages, a chance at $1,000 grand prize, and fun with friends and neighbors. Contact any DMRC board member or reply to request tickets.

 

Roadside & Park Clean-up

May 4

The City of Newton Falls will be conducting its Annual Citywide roadside and park Clean-up Day on May 4 at 9am.   Any interested groups, organizations, or individuals that would like to participate in the clean-up day are invited to join us.  Sign in registration will be held behind City Hall.  The City will provide garbage bags, rubber gloves and safety vests to participants.  We will also be holding a scrap tire collection from 9-12 at Street Department on Church Street.  For more information please contact City Clerk, Kathy King at 330-872-0806 M-F 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Newton Township Scrap Tire Drive

May 4 & 5

Newton Township will host a scrap tire collection drive on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, 2013 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. on the grounds of the Newton Township Administration Building, 4410 Newton Falls-Bailey Road. Tires will be accepted from residents of Newton Township only and ID is required. No tractor tires or tires with rims will be accepted, and residents are limited to 4 tires. Tires will only be accepted during the dates and times listed. After hour drop-offs are not permitted. Questions may be directed to the Road Department at (330) 872-0003.

The township is proud to take part in this community-wide effort to keep our community clean and green.

 

Shalersville School Alumni

May 4

On May 4 in the Shalersville Town Hall the Shalersville School Alumni will meet to celebrate all past Shalersville schoolmates. The first alumni was held on 1st Saturday in May in 1913, so this is the 100th year since our alumni began.  Come celebrate this wonderful evening with former classmates and friends. Anyone interested can attend this Annual Dinner.  The dinner will begin at 5:30 pm cost is $15.00 per person and reservations should be made with Judy Richardson at 330-297-9681 by April 29.

 

Vertical Gardening:  Growing UP in the Garden

May 4

Have you ever wanted to get more out of your garden space?  Vertical gardening has been gaining popularity in recent years as the interest in home food production has increased. We’ll explore several different methods of vertical gardening to maximize your space and location. Overcome many of your garden limitations by growing up, instead of out.  Join us for this enjoyable class that includes hands-on demonstrations and raise your garden to new heights! 9-11 am, $20 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Poet Jeanne Bryner to Speak at Reed Memorial Library

May 5

On May 5 at 2 p.m., poet and Nurse Jeanne Bryner will be at Reed Memorial Library, sharing selections from her book of poems, titled Smoke. Bryner has been awarded an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for this collection of poems, which centers on her life and work as an emergency room Nurse in Warren, OH.  Smoke also received 2nd place honors in the Public Interest/Creative Writing category from the American Journal of Nursing.  Copies of Smoke will be available for purchase/ signing. For more information call (330) 296-2827 (ext. 300). Reed Memorial Library is located at 167 E. Main St. Ravenna, OH 44266

 

Spring Wildflower Hike

May 4

A hike showcasing many of Northeast Ohio’s spring wildflowers will be May 4 from 10am-12pm at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve. This event is free and open to the public. The preserve is located at 11027 Hopkins Rd in Garrettsville. Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged, for more info call 330-527-5118

 

Trunk Sale

May 11

The Girard Junior Women annual trunk sale will be 10-2 on May 11 on 100 N Market Street in Girard. The event will take place rain or shine. Call Laura at 330 545 5962 if interested in a spot. Spots for the trunk sale are available at ten dollars each. The public is encouraged to come out and shop the area which will have a variety of goods for sale. The event will be held on the Girard City lot across from the City Building and is visible from 422.

 

Plant Sale

May 11

The Perennial Gardeners are holding their annual plant sale, May 11, rain or shine, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall parking lot.  The popular sale features annuals, hanging baskets, herbs and hundreds of perennials, many of which have been raised by club members.  Knowledgeable club members will be happy to assist you in choosing the appropriate plants for your gardening needs. Profits from the sale enable the club to continue planting and caring for the bandstand and corner park at Routes 306 and 322, offer scholarships to horticultural students, present educational programs at each monthly meeting and support many other gardening activities in the community.

 

Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour

May 11

Geauga County Tourism’s Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour will be May 11th, with 13 new stops for a total of 25 to choose from.  Each stop offers special activities, demonstrations, sales, treats or drawings to tour participants. So choose 10 locations you have never visited, or your favorites for sales and unique activities. Mark your calendars now & watch for the tour map which will be available soon! Participants can get a list of all of the stops, their activities and a map, by calling the Geauga County Tourism Office 800-775-TOUR, or online (beginning April 10th) at www.TourGeauga.com

 

“Life on the Rocks”

May 18

Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park, 12440 State Rt. 282 Garrettsville, OH 44231 May 18, 10:00 AM – Noon. Free offering.  Join Master Gardener and former ODNR Park Manager Mike Blakeman for a 1 mile interpretive hike to see the park’s spring wild flowers and explore its impressive plant diversity. Learn about the area’s unique geology and how many of the plants have adapted to growing on bare rock. This is a good opportunity to see and learn about the area’s spring wild flowers including the rare red trillium. Tree ID will be covered and include Canadian Hemlock and Yellow Birch, both associated more with colder northern climates. Wear sturdy footwear for rocky and uneven terrain. Rain or shine. Meet at parking lot on SR 282.  Advance registration is limited and required.   440-834-4656

 

Spaghetti Dinner

 May 18

A Spaghetti Dinner will be held May 18 from 4-7pm at the Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Rd, Parkman. Dinner is $7 and children under 5 eat free.  Western Phoenix Masonic Lodge #42

 

Memorial Day Service

May 27

A Memorial Day Service will be held at the Burton Square Gazebo at 11 am, an open house to follow at the Legion Home on Goodwin St. Contact Bo (440) 834-8764 for more info.

 

Little Tigers Golf Outing

June 8

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their annual golf outing on June 8, 2013.  The four man scramble will be an 8:00 shotgun held at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The price is $65.00 per person and will include lunch, dinner, and beverages. Prizes will be given on all holes. Contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather  Lyndsey@ 330-654-4100 to sign up or for information.

 

Autism 5k and walk

June 15

Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event.  Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.  The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.  The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.

 

Ravenna Summer Fest

June 15

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

 

Hiram College Nature Camps

June 17-21; July 8-12; July 29-August 2

Hiram College Nature Camps are fun and exciting weeks of nature exploration. Children ages 3-14 investigate streams, ponds and forest to learn about living things and the surrounding environment. Catching tadpoles and crayfish, building forts, collecting rocks and playing games are all part of the fun of Nature Camp. It’s a week-long nature adventure filled with fun and surprises! For more information, visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu

 

Annual Gardening Event

June 19

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

 

Why Teens Kill Seminar

July 11

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

 

 

Farmers Market

June 22-Oct 12

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

 

Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.

June 30

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

 

 

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CHS Reunion

Labor Day Weekend

The Crestwood High School Class of 1973 is planning its 40th class reunion. The reunion will be held Labor Day Weekend. We are in the process of forming a mailing list of all class members. If we can get e-mails it will greatly reduce our mailing costs for this event. If you can please e-mail that information to Matt Moravec at matthewmoravec@sbcglobal.net it would be greatly appreciated. If not, you can contact Don Schilling at 330-274-8282 with your information.

 

Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

 

Scholarship Offer

Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship to senior athletes at James A. Garfield High School for the sixth year. The scholarship will be for $850.00. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are available at the chiropractic office or through the school counselor.

 

Big Brothers & Sisters Needed

Now!

Start something! Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently in need of Big Brothers and Big Sister volunteers. We have boys and girls waiting in all parts of the county. Please call us today 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org

 

“Friends” Membership Campaign

Now

Are we friends? Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corp’s first-ever “Friends” membership campaign is underway and, as someone who is interested in the future of our area, YOU should be one of the first to join! Friends stay informed, show support, and help financially. Membership dues are a small, $25/year & benefits include a quarterly newsletter, a special t-shirt, and the satisfaction that comes with helping a worthy cause. Please see the attached information and share it with your friends.

 

Garfield Spring Soccer

Register Today

Spring Soccer for 7th & 8th graders, open to all current 7th & 8th graders. Boys and Girls, co-ed team in the Geauga County Recreational League. Coached by the James A. Garfield Varsity soccer coaches. Practices tentatively to begin mid Apr. and games the first week in May. For more info contact: Kim Curry (330) 527-2186 or curryk19@yahoo.com

 

Food 4 All Program

Apr 11, 13 & 14

Food 4 All Program – Ravenna Nazarene Church, 3284 Brady Lake Rd.  Ravenna will be held on  April 11 from 5:30pm-6:30pm; Apr 13 from 9:30am-10:30 am & Apr 14 from Noon-12:30pm. Grocery Relief Program Open to Everyone, No Income Requirements or Applications, Must Pre-Order with payment, Variety of Boxes to choose from, Cash & Food Stamps Accepted, Credit Card Orders can be placed online with a minimal processing fee. To see menu or place a credit card order:  www.ravenna-nazarene.com or 330-296-8872

 

Eagles Fish Fry

Apr 12

Garrettsville Eagles, 8149 Water St, Open to Public Apr 12 from 4-7:30pm. Fish, shrimp or combo, also chicken tenders. All meals $8.50. Includes baked potato or French fries, green beans and coleslaw or applesauce and dinner roll. Takeout orders welcome (330) 527-2330

 

Am. Legion Fish Fry

Apr 12

American Legion Post 674 will be having fish fry, Friday the 12th. 4-8pm. Cost is $8. Choice of fish, shrimp or chicken, or combo plate, choice of potato (French fries or baked),and 2 sides (coleslaw, apple sauce, green beans, mac and cheese) roll and butter. Carryout’s available: 330-326-3188. 9960 east Center St. (St. Rt 303 by the tank) Windham. Public Welcome

 

Pork Dinner

Apr 13

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Pork dinner Apr 13 from 5-7pm.  Dinner includes pork, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce, bread, dessert, and your choice of coffee or punch. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $7.00, Children (4 thru 11) $6.00, Children 3 and under are free.

 

Raptor Education Program

Apr 13

The Birds in Flight Sanctuary of Warren, Ohio, will be presenting a Raptor Education Program on April 13 at 7pm. This is a FREE event and is open to the public. The program is being sponsored by The Eagle Creek Conservation Club and will be held at their club facilities located at 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430. Doors will open at 6pm and seating is limited. This program will give people an understanding, appreciation, and concern for raptors and other wildlife. It will also explain the licenses and training required to run a rehabilitation facility and the environmental issues involved. Then the birds will be welcomed out one by one for their introduction. Come bring the kids and join us for this educational and highly entertaining evening.

 

Free Dinner

Apr 13

A FREE DINNER will be provided by First Church of God in Windham Apr 13 from 5-7pm.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Coffee, Tea (hot & cold), and water will be provided with the meal.  The church is located at 9016 N Main St.  You can call 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426 for questions or more information.

 

Library Meeting

Apr 13

Friends of Burton Public Library Meeting will be held on Apr 13 at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Large Meeting Room. The public is cordially invited to attend. There will be a short business meeting followed by “Musings from Minnesota” by the comedy duo Bob & Marge. Refreshments will be served. Registration not required.

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Apr 13

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast for the Amish community on Apr 13 from 6-10am at 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478

Make Your Own Garden Art:  Fountains and Bubblers

Apr 13

Water features are the hottest trend in garden decor.  Spend an enjoyable morning while learning the basics in creating simple bubblers and fountains.  Enhance your flower bed and attract birds with your own creation you’ll take home with you. Class will be Apr 13 from 10-1 pm.  Materials included in the $35 fee:  ceramic or resin pot, water pump, tubing and directions.  Light refreshments. Preregistration is encouraged.  Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.   Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.   Call for additional information and registration.  Discounts don’t apply for this class.  440-834-4656     geauga.osu.edu

 

Souped Up Jazz Dinner

Apr 13

Souped Up Jazz Dinner will be Apr 13 from 5-7:30pm in Garfield Elementary Cafeteria. Adults $7, Senior Citizens & Kids 6-10 $6, 5 & under eat for free. Menu: Choice of homemade soups: chili & cheese, chicken noodle, cheesy potato bacon, or vegetarian minestrone, plus salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Dinner is sponsored by The Garfield Band  Boosters

 

Ghost Paranormal 12

Apr 13

April 13 @ 2pm – Ghosting Paranormal 12, Paranormal/Bigfoot Investigations and Historical Research will present information about this very popular topic.  For more information, visit their website www.ghosting12.com.  Seating is limited. If planning to attend, please visit the library’s circulation desk to get a free ticket for this event. Newton Falls Public Library, 204 South Canal Street, Newton Falls, Ohio 44444. 330.872.1282

 

Pluck a Duck Benefit

Apr 14

Benefit for Catie Karl-Moran, Newton Falls resident will be Apr 14 from 1-4pm at Faces Lounge. Everyone is invited to attend and there is no charge. Meal ticket can be purchased for $5. This function is to help Catie with her struggle due to extreme medical conditions  from cancer. The duck plucking will take place at 3:00pm. For more information call Vonda: 330-984-3521, Vanessa: 330-219-4674 Glenny: 330-979-2826, Sarah: 330-442-3003, Lisa: 330-501-2769 or Kathy 330-442-7123. Winners do not have to be present.

 

Soap Box Derby Workshop

Apr 14

The Portage County Soap Box Derby is hosting a Derby Racing Workshop on Apr 14 at 4386 SR 303, in Shalersville Township (1/2 mile west from SR 44). The car clinic will be from 1-3pm.  The workshop is to answer questions on racing, how to tune a car for the best performance, and how to build a car.  Families that race may bring their car to tune it for the May 4th and 5th rally race.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Those families having children that are unsure about racing may have a ride in a derby car for free.  The ages for racing are 7-17 years old.  You may inquire about our almost free corporate racing program for the local race on June 15th in Mantua, or the Stem Racing Derby program for your local school.  For more information go to our web site: pcsdoh@org

 

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Apr 14

Knights Of Columbus Council #3350 All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be Apr 14 from 12-3pm At Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner includes: spaghetti & meatballs, Salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and Dessert (Carry out available) Adults:$7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11) Children: FREE(5& under). For any additional information Tom Fetock (330) 872-5886, Matt Stimac (330)872-7865 or Jim Burns    (330)883-0575

 

Stray Dog Skate

Apr 14

Come spend an evening for the stray dogs of Geauga County on Apr 14 from 5:30-7:30pm at the, Chagrin Falls Roller Rink, 7157 S. Main St., Chagrin Falls. $10 donation plus $4 skate rental. Come meet some of our shelter staff, volunteers and maybe a furbaby needing a good loving home.

 

Taking “Thyme” to Learn

Apr 15

Apr 15, at 10AM, Friends of the Austintown Library will present Taking “Thyme” to Learn about Herbs with Theresa Lyden from the Holborn Herbs Growers Guild.  Theresa is a member of the guild, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary. The HHGG maintains the gardens at the Western Reserve Historical Village in Canfield Fair grounds and Boardman Park gardens. The members of the guild meet monthly and the purpose is to educate members and the community about herbs. Meetings are open to the public.

 

Trees for You and Me

Apr 16

Naturalist Sharon Moore of Burton will present a program including stories and crafts for grades K-5 on Apr 16 from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Come and have fun learning about trees! Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466

 

SCORE! How to Start a Small Business

Apr 16

Members of SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, will present a guide to starting your own business on, Apr 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burton Public Library. Please call the library at 440-834-4466 to register for this informative program.

 

Ouija, The Talking Cockatoo

Apr 17

Ouija (pronouned WeeGee) is an umbrella crested cockatoo that sings, dances, laughs and especially loves children. He was featured on Animal Planet’s Pet Story program and has performed all over northeast Ohio. All ages are welcome to this fun evening at the Burton Public Library. Apr 17 at 7:00 p.m. Registration not required.

 

Home Cooked Supper

Apr 17

Home-cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will be held: Apr 17 from 4:30 – 7:30 PM (this time is for April only)Menu includes Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls and ice cream sundae bar for dessert. Adults $7.00 Children 10 yr and under $4.00. Carryout available. This month’s dinner will also feature a bake sale in which all of the proceeds will be donated to the RELAY FOR LIFE.

 

“Do You Like it Here?”

Apr 18

Join the Friends of the Hiram College Library for an illustrated presentation by Daniel Dyer, an award-winning teacher and author. Dyer’s talk, “‘Do You Like it Here?’ Inside the Literary World of John O’Hara,” will explore the life and career of a writer who was once famous, but is now less well-known, evaluating his work and tracing his literary ‘fall from grace.’ Dyer will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the Pritchard Room of the Hiram College Library, 11694 Hayden Street

 

USWA Monthly Meeting

Apr 18

The retirees of Local 2243 U.S.W.A Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10) will have their regular monthly meeting on Apr 18 at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 648 N. Park Ave. in Warren.

 

Annual Rummage Sale

Apr 18 & 19

Braceville UMC located at 589 Park Rd in the center of Braceville  off St. Rt. 82 will be having their annual rummage sale on Apr 18 from 9am-5pm and Apr 19, which will be dollar day from 9am-12pm. There will also be a bake sale and light lunch on the 18th. Lunch will be homemade soup, sandwiches, drinks and desserts. Carry outs will be available.

 

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Auditions

Apr 19 & 20

Curtains Up Theatre is holding Auditions for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on April 19 and 20th at 6pm in the James A. Garfield High School. Please have a monologue and song ready for your audition. Ages from 9+ are needed for this production, including adult men and women. For more information contact Director, Justin Steck at 216-310-1913.

 

Spring Rummage Sale

Apr 19 & 20

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Apr 19 from 9am-5pm, Apr 20 from 9am-1pm. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall. For more info call (330) 537-4205

 

Pancake Breakfast

Apr 20

Hiram Police Department Pancake Breakfast “Shop with a Cop” Fundraiser will be Apr 20 from 9am-1pm at Hiram College Kennedy Center Dix Dining Hall. All-U-Can-Eat. $6 for adults, $3 for kids under 10. Proceeds benefit the Hiram Police Department “Shop with a Cop” program. Windswept Farms of Hiram and Save-A-Lot of Garrettsville are donating the maple syrup for this fundraiser.

 

Ohio Author Day

Apr 20

The Weekly Villager’s own contributing writer and “Puppy Tails” columnist Mialie T. Szymanski will be joining over 40 Ohio authors and illustrators at the 3rd Annual Ohio Author Day in Hudson. Come chat with these local celebrities and get some autographs! Books will be available for sale and many genres of adult, teen and children’s literature will be featured. Event to be held at the Hudson Library on Apr 20 from 1-4pm

 

Spring Nature Preserve Presentation

Apr 20

A presentation on Northeast Ohio’s State Nature Preserve System will be Apr 20 from 11am-12pm at the Punderson State Park Sports Chalet located on “Buckeye Drive”. This presentation is free and open to the public. The park is located at 11755 Kinsman Rd in Newbury, for more info call (330) 527-5118

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Apr 20

Bristol Varsity Basketball team to be honored, public invited and spaghetti dinner will be held on Apr 20 at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on St. Rt. 88 in West Farmington. Cost is $7 adults, Ages 5-12 $4.50 and under 5 is free. Carry outs available for $7.50. Dinner includes salad, bread and pie.

 

Pasta Dinner

Apr 20

New Mercies Community Church , 12767 Butternut Rd. in Burton will be having a pasta dinner on Apr 20 from 4-7 pm. Your choice of mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs or rigatoni with salad and bread and dessert for a monetary donation.

 

Card Party

Apr 21

Trumbull County Federated Democratic Women will hold their annual  card party  on Apr 21 from 2-5pm at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic NE, Warren. Tickets are seven dollars and will be sold at the door. There will also be raffles, prizes and a wide variety of desserts and salads. Guests should bring their own table games to play or just simply enjoy the food and camaraderie. Elected officials will be introduced during the afternoon. For more information or to buy tickets  call 330 6382775 .

 

Intro to Geocaching

Apr 23

Taught by a member of the Geauga Park District, this class will feature an intro to geocaching as a terrific hobby for those of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. Weather permitting, participants will go outside to use the GPS units. Apr 23 at 6:30 p.m. Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466

 

Library Open House & Book Look

 Apr 23

Parents and grandparents interested in an evening out to socialize and check out some of the new materials at the Garrettsville Library are invited to an open house and new book look on, April 23 between the hours of 5:00-6:30pm.  Take a break from the kids and enjoy a little book browsing and adult conversation.  Discover new authors and genres playing “Blind Date With a Book.”  Light refreshments will be served.  Registration is not required. The Garrettsville Library is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville Ohio.  Hours of operation are Monday and Tuesday 11:00am- 7:00pm; Wednesday and Friday 10:00am- 6:00pm; and Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm.  The library is closed on Thursdays and Sundays.  Call the library at 330-527-4378, or visit online atwww.portagelibrary.org.

 

Wisteria, the Beautiful Challenge

Apr 24

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers: Learn the secrets of growing this gorgeous flowering plant.  Do you have a wisteria that’s out of control?  Is pruning it a mystery?  Do you have a wisteria that just won’t bloom?  Do you love wisteria but are afraid to try one?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, learn how to select, plant, fertilize, prune and maintain wisteria.  You too can have the beauty and fragrance of wisteria in your yard.  Be the envy of your neighbors.  Apr. 24 from 7-9 pm cost is $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner

Apr 27

The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Steak Cookout on Apr 27, at the Newton Falls Community Center on Quarry Street. The meal includes a 14-ounce sirloin steak, on the grill, cooked as you wish, salad, potato, drink, and dessert, all for $15.00. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any NF Kiwanis member or by calling Bob at 330-872-3854. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. The Kiwanis half of the proceeds will go to the Kiwanis Eliminate Project.

 

Better Gardening

Apr 27

Avoid Common Mistakes We Make in the Garden Apr 27 from 9-12 Knowing and avoiding the common mistakes we make in the garden means better results and less frustration.  We will examine good gardening practices for vegetable and flower gardens, saving you time, energy and money.  Learn what to plant and where to plant it.  Learn where to turn for help and answers.  Improve your gardening skills and results.  $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Save the Date

Apr 27

15th Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will be Apr 27 from 6-9pm. Help celebrate our environmental heroes! Portage Park District, 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4 Ravenna, Ohio 44266. www.portageparkdistrict.org

 

Hall of Fame Banquet

Apr 27

Garfield’s Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Apr 27 at 5:30pm in the High School Commons.  This year’s inductees are Martin Paul (Class of ‘61) and Mark Manno (Class of ‘74).  Tickets for the dinner and banquet are $35 a piece and can be purchased by calling Sheri Johnson at 330-527-5384. Deadline to purchase tickets is April 21st.

 

Pork Chop Dinner

Apr 27

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

Gemboree

Apr 27 & 28

Gemboree Spring 2013- Minerals, rocks, gemstone, jewelry. Sponsored by The Summit Lapidary Club & The Akron Mineral Society. The event will take place Apr 27 & 28 from 10am-6pm on Apr 27 & 10am-5pm on Apr 28 at Emidio and Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Road in Cuyahoga Falls. There will be demonstrations and sales. Children are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (55+) and students, $1 for ages 7-14 and children 6 and under, as well as scouts in uniform free. For more information call Evelyn Tryon (330) 673-9661 or visit www.LapidaryClubof Ohio.org

 

Free Community Meal

Apr 28

Mantua’s St. Joseph PSR, along with the K of C Women’s Auxiliary will be hosting a FREE Community Meal on Apr 28, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!! We’d love to see you there. Join us for food and fellowship after the 11:15 a.m. Mass. If you’d like to do more, please contact coordinator Peg Haney at 330-274-2268 or phaney@stjosephmantua.com.

 

Craft/Vendor Show Reservations

Deadline Apr 28

Parents of Girls Scout Troop 124 will be sponsoring a Craft/Vendor Show on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 17 N. Center St., Newton Falls, Ohio. Tables are available for $20.00 each with limited electric. Reservation deadline is April 28.For information or to reserve a table call Louanne Dubos at 330-872-1353.

 

Scholarships and Grants

Apr 29 deadline

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers OSU Extension The Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers provide scholarships to Geauga County residents pursuing an education in horticulture, agriculture, environmental science or related fields at The Ohio State University.  High school seniors or current students at The Ohio State University are encouraged to apply.  Deadline for applications is April 29.  The Master Gardeners are also open to requests for grants to local classroom teachers and schools pursuing special projects and instruction in the sciences.  For an application and more information about MGV scholarships and grants call the OSU Extension at the Patterson Center.  (440) 834-4656.  Also visit the website and become acquainted with the many Master Gardener class offerings and the annual scholarship fund raiser.  www.geauga.osu.edu.

 

Energy Jobs Fair – Youngstown

Apr 29 

Energy Jobs Fair will be Apr 29 from 9am-3pm at Holiday Inn Boardman, 7410 South Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44512. United States Senator Rob Portman, the Ohio Oil & Gas Association and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber are hosting an opportunity for job seekers to discover training and employment opportunities in the oil and gas industry. If you are an OOGA Member, and interested in participating in this Jobs Fair, please contact Penny Seipelpenny@ooga.org or Pete MacKenzie pete@ooga.org for more information.

 

Chicken Dinner

May 3

The Parkman Fire and Rescue Association in conjunction with local Amish schools proudly announce their annual spring Chicken Dinner, May 3 from 5- 8pm, At the Community House in Parkman, next to the Fire Station. Adults $14.00, Children 12 and under $7.00. Limited tickets-resale tickets only Make checks payable to: Parkman Fire and Rescue, Send check or money order to: Joan Dillon, 12709 Nelson Ledge rd. Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Tickets can be returned to you (include SASE) or held at the door. Questions? Call Chuck or Joan at 548-7541

 

Annual Spring Craft, Plant & Flower Sale

May 3 & 4

Hiram Farm Living & Learning Community: craft items, Mother’s Day gifts, Organic veg. plants, annual flowers , hanging baskets, fresh eggs.  11543 & 11485 Garfield Road Hiram, Ohio 44234. May 3 from 12-4pm & May 4 from 10am-4pm. For more info call: 330-569-3441

 

Reverse Raffle

May 4

Tickets are available for DMRC’s 2nd Annual Reverse Raffle fundraiser. It will be held at Mantua K of C on May 4, starting at 6 pm. Each $100 ticket includes: delicious steak dinner for you and a guest, adult beverages, a chance at $1,000 grand prize, and fun with friends and neighbors. Contact any DMRC board member or reply to request tickets.

 

Roadside & Park Clean-up

May 4

The City of Newton Falls will be conducting its Annual Citywide roadside and park Clean-up Day on May 4 at 9am.   Any interested groups, organizations, or individuals that would like to participate in the clean-up day are invited to join us.  Sign in registration will be held behind City Hall.  The City will provide garbage bags, rubber gloves and safety vests to participants.  We will also be holding a scrap tire collection from 9-12 at Street Department on Church Street.  For more information please contact City Clerk, Kathy King at 330-872-0806 M-F 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Vertical Gardening:  Growing UP in the Garden

May 4

Have you ever wanted to get more out of your garden space?  Vertical gardening has been gaining popularity in recent years as the interest in home food production has increased. We’ll explore several different methods of vertical gardening to maximize your space and location. Overcome many of your garden limitations by growing up, instead of out.  Join us for this enjoyable class that includes hands-on demonstrations and raise your garden to new heights! 9-11 am, $20 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Spring Wildflower Hike

May 4

A hike showcasing many of Northeast Ohio’s spring wildflowers will be May 4 from 10a-12pm at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve. This event is free and open to the public. The preserve is located at 11027 Hopkins Rd in Garrettsville. Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged, for more info call 330-527-5118

 

Trunk Sale

May 11

The Girard Junior Women annual trunk sale will be 10-2 on May 11 on 100 N Market Street in Girard. The event will take place rain or shine. Call Laura at 330 545 5962 if interested in a spot. Spots for the trunk sale are available at ten dollars each. The public is encouraged to come out and shop the area which will have a variety of goods for sale. The event will be held on the Girard City lot across from the City Building and is visible from 422.

 

Plant Sale

May 11

The Perennial Gardeners are holding their annual plant sale, May 11, rain or shine, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall parking lot.  The popular sale features annuals, hanging baskets, herbs and hundreds of perennials, many of which have been raised by club members.  Knowledgeable club members will be happy to assist you in choosing the appropriate plants for your gardening needs. Profits from the sale enable the club to continue planting and caring for the bandstand and corner park at Routes 306 and 322, offer scholarships to horticultural students, present educational programs at each monthly meeting and support many other gardening activities in the community.

 

Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour

May 11

Geauga County Tourism’s Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour will be May 11th, with 13 new stops for a total of 25 to choose from.  Each stop offers special activities, demonstrations, sales, treats or drawings to tour participants. So choose 10 locations you have never visited, or your favorites for sales and unique activities. Mark your calendars now & watch for the tour map which will be available soon! Participants can get a list of all of the stops, their activities and a map, by calling the Geauga County Tourism Office 800-775-TOUR, or online (beginning April 10th) at www.TourGeauga.com

 

“Life on the Rocks”

May 18

Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park, 12440 State Rt. 282 Garrettsville, OH 44231 May 18, 10:00 AM – Noon. Free offering.  Join Master Gardener and former ODNR Park Manager Mike Blakeman for a 1 mile interpretive hike to see the park’s spring wild flowers and explore its impressive plant diversity. Learn about the area’s unique geology and how many of the plants have adapted to growing on bare rock. This is a good opportunity to see and learn about the area’s spring wild flowers including the rare red trillium. Tree ID will be covered and include Canadian Hemlock and Yellow Birch, both associated more with colder northern climates. Wear sturdy footwear for rocky and uneven terrain. Rain or shine. Meet at parking lot on SR 282.  Advance registration is limited and required.   440-834-4656

 

Spaghetti Dinner

 May 18

A Spaghetti Dinner will be held May 18 from 4-7pm at the Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Rd, Parkman. Dinner is $7 and children under 5 eat free.  Western Phoenix Masonic Lodge #42

 

Little Tigers Golf Outing

June 8

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their annual golf outing on June 8, 2013.  The four man scramble will be an 8:00 shotgun held at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The price is $65.00 per person and will include lunch, dinner, and beverages. Prizes will be given on all holes. Contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather  Lyndsey@ 330-654-4100 to sign up or for information.

 

 

Autism 5k and walk

June 15

Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event.  Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.  The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.  The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.

 

Ravenna Summer Fest

June 15

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

 

Annual Gardening Event

June 19

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

 

Farmers Market

June 22-Oct 12

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

Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.

June 30

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

 

 

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Vehicle Donation

Now!

Want to get rid of that old car, truck, van or motorcycle and have it picked up for free? Want a tax receipt for your donation? Want to have your vehicle picked up in 3 days or less? Then Call Big Brothers & Sisters (330) 296-6655 or visit our website at www.bbsportage.com. Running and non-running vehicles, from individuals or companies, will gladly be accepted. Donated vehicles are crushed for scrap, sold for parts or repaired and resold. Donors need to have the title and keys when the vehicle is picked up. Call our office for more info.

 

CHS Reunion

Labor Day Weekend

The Crestwood High School Class of 1973 is planning its 40th class reunion. The reunion will be held Labor Day Weekend. We are in the process of forming a mailing list of all class members. If we can get e-mails it will greatly reduce our mailing costs for this event. If you can please e-mail that information to Matt Moravec at matthewmoravec@sbcglobal.net it would be greatly appreciated. If not, you can contact Don Schilling at 330-274-8282 with your information. The sooner you can contact us the better as we are planning a mailing of information for the beginning of April. Please help us get the word out. Thanks for your help in this matter; the Reunion Committee hopes to be hearing from you soon.

 

Juried Photo Show

Now-Apr 6

TAG’s 4th Annual Juried Photo Show.  Our largest show yet, this show features beautiful photographs from names you will recognize from past shows, as well as some you won’t.  Out of 149 entries, 83 were selected for the judging, and are currently hanging in the Trumbull Art Gallery.  Of the additional entries, 58 are being shown in the Nissen Gallery at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.  The pictures may be viewed between noon and 4 pm at TAG.  Admission is free.

 

Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

Scholarship Offer

Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship to senior athletes at James A. Garfield High School for the sixth year. The scholarship will be for $850.00. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are available at the chiropractic office or through the school counselor.

 

Eagles Fish Fry

Fridays Through Lent

The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting a fish fry every Friday at the Eagles.  To go orders welcome by calling 330-527-2330. Dinners are $8.50 and your choice of fish, shrimp, chicken tenders or a combination. All include baked potato or fries, green beans, cole slaw and a dinner roll.

 

Hiram Community Trust Grant Proposals

Through April 12

For over 20 years, the Hiram Community Trust has been providing funds that make our communities a special place to live and learn. Grant funding is provided for civic, cultural, educational, historical, community planning, beautification and environmental projects in the Hiram area. Grants are due by April 12. For grant guidelines and proposal information, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Garfield Spring Soccer

Register Today

Spring Soccer for 7th & 8th graders, open to all current 7th & 8th graders. Boys and Girls, co-ed team in the Geauga County Recreational League. Coached by the James A. Garfield Varsity soccer coaches. Practices tentatively to begin mid Apr. and games the first week in May. For more info contact: Kim Curry (330) 527-2186 or curryk19@yahoo.com

 

Let’s Build Community at the Center

Apr 2 ,9, 16

Everyone’s invited to the Mantua Center School, Mantua Center Road just north of SR 82, 9am to 8pm each Tues. thru Apr 16.  Coffee’s on for socializing, card and board games, jigsaw puzzle in progress.  Last watercolor class 3/26 10:00-12:00 (Moves back to church the next week).   Quilt piecing instruction anytime.  Knitting and crochet 1:00 -3:00.  Tour of 1914 building at 5:15.  Potlucks for lunch and supper, with ballroom dancing 6:00-7:00.  Service project opportunities, reading material exchange table.  In the fully accessible cafeteria wing, park and enter west of old building.  More information from Ellie Monroe, 330-274-0711 or efoster@config.com .

 

Good Friday Service

Mar 29

Holy Cross Anglican Church will have a Good Friday Service at 7pm on Mar 29. The church is located at 1046 Lake Street in Kent

 

Passion Film at Kent Stage

Mar 29

The Light in Kent is sponsoring a screening of “The Passion of the Christ” on Good Friday, Mar 29 at 7pm. The Stage is located at 175 E. Main St in Kent. Tickets are free and available at The Light Ministry, Logos Bookstore or at the door the day of the event. Call (330) 818-6913 for reservations. Children under 17 will not be admitted without their parents, this movie is rated R. Free parking will be on Columbus Street.

 

“IT IS FINISHED”

Mar 29

Easter Story in Music and Drama Presented by Pricetown United Methodist Church Choir on Good Friday, Mar 29 at 6pm. Pricetown United Methodist Church is located at 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Road Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

 

Palmyra FD Fish Fry

Mar 29

Palmyra Fire Department’s 7th Annual Fish Fry will be held Good Friday, Mar 29 from 2-7pm. All you care to eat fish, french fries cole slaw mac & cheese available. Held at Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St. Rt. 225 in Diamond. Cost is $8 for Adults, $5 for seniors, $5 for kids 10 & under and free for kids 3 & under.

 

Free Community Dinner

Mar 29

First Congregational Church of Freedom will provide a free community dinner on Good Friday, Mar 29 from 5:30-6:30pm. Carry out will be available.  Everyone is welcome! All are welcome to attend the service afterwards at 7pm.

 

God Provides Free Meal

Mar 29

God Provides a Free Meal, Mar 29 from 4-6pm at Nelson UMC. Dinner will be beef & noodles, green beans, roll and dessert.

 

Monthly Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner

Mar 30

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

 

Bluegrass Music Show

Mar 30

Bluegrass Music Show will be held from 7-11 pm on Mar 30, at the Shalersville Town Hall, located on S.R. 44 at S.R. 303.  Doors open at 6 p.m. The event will feature three bands Coney Carver & The Rainbow Valley Boys, The Bluegrass Mountaineers, and Young & Blue. The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867.

 

Burton Egg Hunt

Mar 30

Burton Easter Egg Hunt will be Mar 30 at Burton Village Park at 11 am. Ages 1-6. Rain or shine

 

Outdoor Easter Service

Mar 31

An Outdoor Easter Sunrise Service will be held on, Mar 31 at 7:30 AM.  This 35-40 minute service, hosted by First Baptist Church, Newton Falls, will be held at the pavilion next to the dam on Broad Street in downtown Newton Falls and will provide an opportunity to worship outdoors and celebrate Christ’s resurrection through song, spoken word and communion during the early morning hours on Easter Sunday.

 

Easter Sunday Service

Mar 31

Holy Cross Anglican Church will have their Easter Service on Mar 31 at 10 am with communion and music celebrating the Risen Christ. The Church is located at 1046 Lake Street in Kent.

 

Boating Education Course

Apr 1, 8 & 15

The Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered on Monday nights: April 1, 8 and 15, 2013, from 6-9pm. The fee for the course is $5, which covers the cost of course materials. Interested persons may register to take the course by calling 440-964-0518. The Ohio Boating Education Course covers a variety of boating topics. Ohio law requires any person born on or after January 1, 1982, to be able to show proof they have successfully completed an approved boating safety education course if they operate any watercraft powered by a motor greater than 10 horsepower. For additional information on Ohio’s boating requirements, education classes and other boating opportunities and programs, contact the Division of Watercraft at 440-964-0518 and visit the agency’s web site atwww.ohiodnr.com/watercraft.

 

Paddle To The Sea

Apr 2

April 2 from  Noon-2 PM, Headwaters Park Join us in celebrating Paddle To The Sea, Holling C. Holling’s classic children’s book about a toy canoe’s journey to the ocean. We’ll read part of the book and explore how the waterways of the Great Lakes are connected. Then we’ll make and launch our own canoe travelers! For those school age and up. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible.

 

Health Department to hold first annual Open House

Apr 2

What do clean drinking water, safe foods, and immunizations have in common? Come find out! The Portage County Health Department would like to invite the community to its first annual Open House to be held on April 2 from 3-6 pm. This event will take place at the Portage County Health Department located in the administration building at 449 South Meridian Street, Ravenna. Traveling out of the country this summer? “We will be holding a How to Stay Healthy While Traveling presentation during the open house. This will allow people who will be traveling out of the country this summer the opportunity to gain education on safe traveling without the cost,” says Rosemary Ferraro, Director of Nursing. The cost of a travel consultation is usually $50 for Portage County residents. Immunizations will be scheduled during adult clinic Tuesday’s 8-10am. Cost of immunizations varies. The presentation will be given at 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.  The Open House is free and refreshments will be provided. An emergency preparedness kit will be awarded as a door prize. Activities for the entire family will include blood pressure checks, hand washing demonstrations, a ground water presentation, travel education, and a chance to win a prize.  For questions, contact Becky Lehman, PCHD Health Educator at 330-296-9919 ext. 137

 

Blood Drive

Apr 3

It is time for our blood drive at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd., Newton Falls, OH 44444. It will be done in our fellowship hall on April 3, from 12-6pm and we hope to see you. We are friendly and respect all of our givers, for the unselfish and loving gift of life saving blood , for anyone that needs it, to live and enjoy our world.

 

Wizard of Oz Breakfast

Apr 3

Enjoy breakfast with Dorothy and her friends from The Wizard of Oz on Apr 3 from 8-8:45 am in the JAG Elementary School Gym. Cost $5.00/students & No Charge/parents. In addition to breakfast, characters will sing and visit with students! Also there will be picture opportunities with the characters – bring your camera!

 

Author Mary Doria Russell

Apr 4

Best-selling author Mary Doria Russell will be speaking at the Geauga West Library on April 4 at 7:00 PM in the Eykyn Room.  Her subject will be her recent book, Doc, a mystery about the life of Southern aristocrat, John Henry “Doc” Holliday.  There will be a book sale and signing before and after this event. It is a FREE event and is open to the public, although a ticket will be required for admission. Because space is limited, guests are asked to pre-register in person at the Reference Desk at Geauga West Library, starting Mar 4.  For more information, please call the library at 440-729-4250.

 

J.A.Garfield Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz

Apr 4-6 & 7

The Wizard of Oz, Apr 4 – Apr 6 @ 7:00 and Apr 7 @ 2:00. Tickets are on sale now $7.00/adults, $5.00/students & seniors. Call 330-527-4341 to reserve your seats!

 

Donkey Basketball

Apr 5

Donkey Basketball April 5 from 7-9 at the high school. Sponsored by James A Garfield Softball and the All Sports Boosters. Tickets are $6 for pre-sale and $8 at the gate.

 

Contra Dance

 Apr 6

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Apr 6

All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner & Chinese auction to raise funds for the Nelson-Garrettsville Food Cupboard.  The meals will be served from 4 -7 pm at the Nelson Community Center.  All funds raised will be matched by the Feinstein Foundation.  Adult meals $ 7.00 and Kids (3-12) meals $ 4.00.PLEASE, help us shut the door on hunger.

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Apr 7 

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast on Apr 7  from 9-1:30 at 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478

 

Afternoon with Elvis by Kelvis

Apr 7

The Shalersville Historical Society will be having a special event on April 7  at the Shalersville Town Hall at the corner of ST. Rt. 303 &44 the performance will begin at 3 pm. An afternoon with Elvis by Kelvis.  This is a fund-raiser to purchase new padded chairs for the building. We want to replace the old wooden chairs and all funds raised will go directly to new chairs. The Elvis impersonator is Kevin Hupka who has appeared in the Town Hall before. For information or tickets($10 each) please call June at 330-274-0547 or Carol at 330-626-3636.

 

Pancakes at Hambden Grange

Apr 7

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, sausage, bacon, juice, cocoa and coffee, Apr 7, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. Cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under. We will also have a breakfast Apr 21

 

Mantua Village Garden Club Meeting

 Apr 8

The Mantua Village Garden Club, which wants to promote the love and knowledge of gardening, among amateurs, and to aid in the protection of native plants, trees, and to encourage civic planting, invites you to join them at their next meeting. This year, the meetings are scheduled to be held on the first Mondays of the month, at noon, including pot luck luncheons (unless otherwise noted), at the homes of its members.  The next meeting will be on April 8, at the home of Carol Fenrich. After lunch, and the business meeting, the members will be carpooling out to Eagle Creek Wholesale, on Asbury Rd., for a tour. April is the month when all of their spring flowers are in, and blooming, at their greenhouse, and promises a glorious visual display, which will get us itching to get out to our gardens.

The programs in place for 2013 are full of great gardening information, food and fun. The club is also planning its annual plant sale for May 18th. If you would like to join the garden club, or just come to a meeting, to check it out, please call Diane Lottig 330-274-2868, or Lea Lazar 330-274-0614.

 

Night at the Races

Apr 12

Legacy Dog Rescue & For the Dogs Rescue will be holding a Night at the Races on Apr 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1024 Vienna Ave (St Rt 46), Niles, Ohio.  The doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first race running at 7:00 pm.  Admission price is $5.00.  If you pre-buy your ticket you will receive 5 free Chinese auction tickets!  Bring 10+ lbs. of dog food and you’ll receive 5 more free Chinese auction tickets! In addition to the Chinese auction, there will be a 50/50 raffle, food and beer for sale. Pre-sale tickets are available now.  Please call Jenn @ 330-719-5569 or Carrie @ 330-310-2802 if you would like to purchase yours early and get free Chinese auction tickets!

 

Food 4 All Program

Apr 11, 13 & 14

Food 4 All Program – Ravenna Nazarene Church, 3284 Brady Lake Rd.  Ravenna will be held on  April 11 from 5:30pm-6:30pm; Apr 13 from 9:30am-10:30 am & Apr 14 from Noon-12:30pm. Grocery Relief Program Open to Everyone, No Income Requirements or Applications, Must Pre-Order with payment, Variety of Boxes to choose from, Cash & Food Stamps Accepted, Credit Card Orders can be placed online with a minimal processing fee. To see menu or place a credit card order:  www.ravenna-nazarene.com or 330-296-8872

 

Library Meeting

Apr 13

Friends of Burton Public Library Meeting will be held on Apr 13 at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Large Meeting Room. The public is cordially invited to attend. There will be a short business meeting followed by “Musings from Minnesota” by the comedy duo Bob & Marge. Refreshments will be served. Registration not required.

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Apr 13

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast for the Amish community on Apr 13 from 6-10am at 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478

 

Make Your Own Garden Art:  Fountains and Bubblers

Apr 13

Water features are the hottest trend in garden decor.  Spend an enjoyable morning while learning the basics in creating simple bubblers and fountains.  Enhance your flower bed and attract birds with your own creation you’ll take home with you. Class will be Apr 13 from 10-1 pm.  Materials included in the $35 fee:  ceramic or resin pot, water pump, tubing and directions.  Light refreshments. Preregistration is encouraged.  Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.   Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.   Call for additional information and registration.  Discounts don’t apply for this class.  440-834-4656     geauga.osu.edu

 

Souped Up Jazz Dinner

Apr 13

Souped Up Jazz Dinner will be Apr 13 from 5-7:30pm in Garfield Elementary Cafeteria. Adults $7, Senior Citizens & Kids 6-10 $6, 5 & under eat for free. Menu: Choice of homemade soups: chili & cheese, chicken noodle, cheesy potato bacon, or vegetarian minestrone, plus salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Dinner is sponsored by The Garfield Band  Boosters

 

Craft Bazaar Cancelled

Apr 13

Spring Ahead Bazaar: Claridon Girl Scout Troop 1324 Apr 13 from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 322 and Claridon-Troy Rd. has been cancelled.

 

ALL YOU CAN EAT Spaghetti Dinner

Apr 14

Knights Of Columbus Coucil #3350 All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be Apr 14 from 12-3pm At Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner includes: spaghetti & meatballs, Salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and Dessert (Carry out available) Adults:$7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11) Children: FREE(5& under). For any additional information

Tom Fetock (330) 872-5886, Matt Stimac (330)872-7865 or Jim Burns    (330)883-0575

 

Stray Dog Skate

Apr 14

Come spend an evening for the stray dogs of Geauga County on Apr 14 from 5:30-7:30pm at the, Chagrin Falls Roller Rink, 7157 S. Main St., Chagrin Falls. $10 donation plus $4 skate rental. Come meet some of our shelter staff, volunteers and maybe a furbaby needing a good loving home.

 

Trees for You and Me

Apr 16

Naturalist Sharon Moore of Burton will present a program including stories and crafts for grades K-5 on Apr 16 from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Come and have fun learning about trees! Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466

 

SCORE! How to Start a Small Business

Apr 16

Members of SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, will present a guide to starting your own business on, Apr 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burton Public Library. Please call the library at 440-834-4466 to register for this informative program.

 

Ouija, The Talking Cockatoo

Apr 17

Ouija (pronouned WeeGee) is an umbrella crested cockatoo that sings, dances, laughs and especially loves children. He was featured on Animal Planet’s Pet Story program and has performed all over northeast Ohio. All ages are welcome to this fun evening at the Burton Public Library. Apr 17 at 7:00 p.m. Registration not required.

 

Spring Rummage Sale

Apr 19 & 20

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Apr 19 from 9am-5pm, Apr 20 from 9am-1pm. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall. For more info call (330) 537-4205

 

Pancake Breakfast

Apr 20

Hiram Police Department Pancake Breakfast “Shop with a Cop” Fundraiser will be Apr 20 from 9am-1pm at Hiram College Kennedy Center Dix Dining Hall. All-U-Can-Eat. $6 for adults, $3 for kids under 10. Proceed benefit the Hiram Police Department “Shop with a Cop” program. Windswept Farms of Hiram and Save-A-Lot of Garrettsville are donating the maple syrup for this fundraiser.

 

Intro to Geocaching

Apr 23

Taught by a member of the Geauga Park District, this class will feature an intro to geocaching as a terrific hobby for those of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. Weather permitting, participants will go outside to use the GPS units. Apr 23 at 6:30 p.m. Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466

 

Wisteria, the Beautiful Challenge

Apr 24

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers: Learn the secrets of growing this gorgeous flowering plant.  Do you have a wisteria that’s out of control?  Is pruning it a mystery?  Do you have a wisteria that just won’t bloom?  Do you love wisteria but are afraid to try one?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, learn how to select, plant, fertilize, prune and maintain wisteria.  You too can have the beauty and fragrance of wisteria in your yard.  Be the envy of your neighbors.  Apr. 24 from 7-9 pm cost is $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Better Gardening

Apr 27

Avoid Common Mistakes We Make in the Garden Apr 27 from 9-12 Knowing and avoiding the common mistakes we make in the garden means better results and less frustration.  We will examine good gardening practices for vegetable and flower gardens, saving you time, energy and money.  Learn what to plant and where to plant it.  Learn where to turn for help and answers.  Improve your gardening skills and results.  $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Hall of Fame Banquet

Apr 27

Garfield’s Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on April 27 at 5:30pm in the High School Commons.  This year’s inductees are Martin Paul (Class of ‘61) and Mark Manno (Class of ‘74).  Tickets for the dinner and banquet are $35 a piece and can be purchased by calling Sheri Johnson at 330-527-5384. Deadline to purchase tickets is April 21st.

 

Save the Date

Apr 27

15th Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will be Apr 27 from 6-9pm. Help celebrate our environmental heroes! Portage Park District, 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4 Ravenna, Ohio 44266. www.portageparkdistrict.org

 

Craft/Vendor Show Reservations

Deadline Apr 28

Parents of Girls Scout Troop 124 will be sponsoring a Craft/Vendor Show on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 17 N. Center St., Newton Falls, Ohio. Tables are available for $20.00 each with limited electric. Reservation deadline is April 28.For information or to reserve a table call Louanne Dubos at 330-872-1353.

 

Energy Jobs Fair – Youngstown

Apr 29 

Energy Jobs Fair will be Apr 29 from 9am-3pm at Holiday Inn Boardman, 7410 South Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44512. United States Senator Rob Portman, the Ohio Oil & Gas Association and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber are hosting an opportunity for job seekers to discover training and employment opportunities in the oil and gas industry. If you are an OOGA Member, and interested in participating in this Jobs Fair, please contact Penny Seipelpenny@ooga.org or Pete MacKenzie pete@ooga.org for more information.

 

Vertical Gardening:  Growing UP in the Garden

May 4

Have you ever wanted to get more out of your garden space?  Vertical gardening has been gaining popularity in recent years as the interest in home food production has increased. We’ll explore several different methods of vertical gardening to maximize your space and location. Overcome many of your garden limitations by growing up, instead of out.  Join us for this enjoyable class that includes hands-on demonstrations and raise your garden to new heights! 9-11 am, $20 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Trunk Sale

May 11

The Girard Junior Women annual trunk sale will be 10-2 on May 11 on 100 N Market Street in Girard. The event will take place rain or shine. Call Laura at 330 545 5962 if interested in a spot. Spots for the trunk sale are available at ten dollars each. The public is encouraged to come out and shop the area which will have a variety of goods for sale. The event will be held on the Girard City lot across from the City Building and is visible from 422.

 

Plant Sale

May 11

The Perennial Gardeners are holding their annual plant sale, May 11, rain or shine, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall parking lot.  The popular sale features annuals, hanging baskets, herbs and hundreds of perennials, many of which have been raised by club members.  Knowledgeable club members will be happy to assist you in choosing the appropriate plants for your gardening needs. Profits from the sale enable the club to continue planting and caring for the bandstand and corner park at Routes 306 and 322, offer scholarships to horticultural students, present educational programs at each monthly meeting and support many other gardening activities in the community.

 

Ravenna Summer Fest

June 15

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

 

Autism 5k and walk

June 15

Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event.  Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.  The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.  The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.

 

Please make every effort to attend the beautiful liturgies on The Three Days (Triduum) of Holy Week: Holy Thursday, Good  Friday and Easter. The Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, March 28, will be at 7:00 p.m. (St. Ambrose). The Good Friday Liturgy of our Lord’s Passion, March 29, will be at 3:00 p.m. (St. Michael) and 7:00 p.m. (St. Ambrose). The Easter Vigil Mass, March 30, will be at 8:00 p.m. (St. Ambrose). The Easter Sunday Masses, March 31, will be at 9:00 a.m. (St. Michael) and 8:30 & 11:15 a.m. (St. Ambrose). These three days are the most holy in the entire church year.

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Vehicle Donation

Now!

Want to get rid of that old car, truck, van or motorcycle and have it picked up for free? Want a tax receipt for your donation? Want to have your vehicle picked up in 3 days or less? Then Call Big Brothers & Sisters (330) 296-6655 or visit our website at www.bbsportage.com. Running and non-running vehicles, from individuals or companies, will gladly be accepted. Donated vehicles are crushed for scrap, sold for parts or repaired and resold. Donors need to have the title and keys when the vehicle is picked up. Call our office for more info.

 

Juried Photo Show

Now-Apr 6

TAG’s 4th Annual Juried Photo Show.  Our largest show yet, this show features beautiful photographs from names you will recognize from past shows, as well as some you won’t.  Out of 149 entries, 83 were selected for the judging, and are currently hanging in the Trumbull Art Gallery.  Of the additional entries, 58 are being shown in the Nissen Gallery at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.  The pictures may be viewed between noon and 4 pm at TAG.  Admission is free.

 

Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

 

Scholarship Offer

Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship to senior athletes at James A. Garfield High School for the sixth year. The scholarship will be for $850.00. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are available at the chiropractic office or through the school counselor.

 

Eagles Fish Fry

Fridays Through Lent

The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting a fish fry every Friday at the Eagles.  To go orders welcome by calling 330-527-2330. Dinners are $8.50 and your choice of fish, shrimp, chicken tenders or a combination. All include baked potato or fries, green beans, cole slaw and a dinner roll.

 

Hiram Community Trust Grant Proposals

Through April 12

For over 20 years, the Hiram Community Trust has been providing funds that make our communities a special place to live and learn. Grant funding is provided for civic, cultural, educational, historical, community planning, beautification and environmental projects in the Hiram area. Grants are due by April 12. For grant guidelines and proposal information, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Garfield Spring Soccer

Register Today

Spring Soccer for 7th & 8th graders, open to all current 7th & 8th graders. Boys and Girls, co-ed team in the Geauga County Recreational League. Coached by the James A. Garfield Varsity soccer coaches. Practices tentatively to begin mid Apr. and games the first week in May. For more info contact: Kim Curry (330) 527-2186 or curryk19@yahoo.com

 

Jesus Drive-Thru

Mar 22 & 23

The Newton Falls First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., will conduct a Live Drive-Thru of the last week of Jesus’ life. It will begin with the Triumphant Entry, The Last Supper all the Way through the Resurrection and Empty Tomb. Please join us, Mar 22 & 23 from 7:30-9pm. This has never been done before at our church, so come out and bring the family.

 

All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes

Mar 23

Abundant Life Church of God will be serving a Pancake Breakfast on Mar 23 from 7-12pm.  Held at 14662 Old State Rd, Middlefield (Rt. 608) just North of Middlefield Village. All you can eat buttermilk pancakes, regular or with blueberries or bananas. Breakfast includes sausage, real Geauga County maple syrup and beverages.  Suggested price is $7.00 and you can add eggs on the side for only $1.00 more. This event is a fundraiser for the summer outreach events for the youth group at the church.  Take out will be available. For further information, please call Sharon 440-693-4000 or Beth 440-668-7573 or visit us on the web at www.middlefieldchurch.com.

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

Mar 23

ON Mar 23 there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in Braceville. The dinner will be from 4-6:30pm. Dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, bread, coffee, tea or punch. Cost for adults is $9 and $3.50 for children. Takeouts are available.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Mar 23

Renaissance Family Center Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast will be Mar 23. Breakfast from 9-11 am. 12 & under $1, Adults $5. Egg Hunt will begin at 11 am, up to age 12. 9005 Wilverne, Windham. (330 )326-3003

 

Faith Communities Together For Frac Awareness (F a C T)

Mar 23 

Come and join us in confronting, from a faith perspective, the problems that resource extraction, especially fracking, are causing for communities and

families in rural, suburban, and urban areas.  On  Saturday, March 23, 11a.m. – 1 p.m. at

Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram, OH 44234 Please join us in working together to protect God’s Creation, which sustains all living beings on this planet

Our participants come from more than 40 faith communities and more than ten faith traditions in Ohio and West Virginia to protect God’s Creation.As part of our program, come and learn about direct action (not the same as civil disobedience) from experienced organizer, Sam Rubin. For more info contact Ron Prosek at: rprosek@earthlink.net  For further information: info@concernedcitizensohio.org, concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com, www.concernedcitizensohio.org, 330-569-7863

Palmyra Park Easter Egg Hunt

Mar 23

Palmyra Park will be hosting a free community Easter Egg Hunt at 10 am on March 23rd. Age groups 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10 and up. Please remember to bring a basket or bag to collect eggs and candy in. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around so bring a camera for pictures.

Dress appropriately. (Across the street and south of the fire station.)

 

Oink & Squeal Party

Mar 23

Oink & Squeal Party raffle and Chinese Auction will be Mar 23 at Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St. Doors open at 5pm. Raffle will be at 7pm. Presented by the Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459. Admission: nonperishable food item, bath items ot cash donations.  For more info or tickets see and Auxiliary member.

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

Mar 23

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Swiss Steak dinner Mar 23, from 5-7 pm.  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 $7.00, Children (4 thru 11) $6.00, Children 3 and under are free.

 

Palms with Communion

Mar 24

Holy Cross Anglican Church, 1046 Lake St. in Kent will be having a distribution of palms with communion and music on Mar 24 at 10 am.

 

Nelson Easter Egg Hunt

Mar 24

The Nelson Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Mar 24, from 2-4 pm at Pixley Park in Nelson Twp. on St. Rt. 305.  To compete for the big prizes, please decorate an Easter hat or basket and bring it along.  The Easter Bunny will be there so please bring your camera for a photo shoot with the Easter Bunny and your child.  Should it be pouring down rain, the event will take place at the Nelson Community House at 2:00 pm. on Mar 24.

 

Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast

Mar 24

The PSR Program at Mantua’s St. Joseph Church will sponsor their Annual Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast featuring “All You Can Eat” buttermilk pancakes, on Sunday, March 24, in Hughes Hall, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This delicious meal is served with your choice toppings and/or maple syrup, sausage patty, oj, coffee, tea, or milk. Great Family Prices:  $7.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Seniors, $4.00 for Children (6-12), Under 5 FREE. Plus, each child in attendance will be able to put their name in for a FREE drawing for two Easter baskets filled with goodies! Theme Basket Raffles will also be a part of the event (tickets are just $1.00 or 6/$5.00). In addition, the Appalachian Experience group will be hosting a bake sale fundraiser for this year’s June trip to participate in the Housing Repair Program in Clintwood, VA. For more information, please contact Peg Haney (330-274-2268 or phaney@stjosephmantua.com).

 

Vernal Poolooza

Mar 24 

Learn how Geauga Park District creates vernal pools, and who considers them critical. What makes a vernal pool a “true” vernal pool? See for yourself during this indoor/outdoor program focusing on the pools created at The West Woods. March 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township

 

American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Mar 24

Burton-Middlefield American Legion will be hosting pancake & sausage breakfasts on Mar    24, at 14052 Goodwin St. from 9am-1:30pm. Contact Ron for more information (440) 343-1478

 

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast

Mar  24

Pancakes and sausage breakfast will be held on March  24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Rd. (Rt. 422), Parkman, Ohio. Adults: $7.50 / Children: $3.00 / Pre-schoolers: Free.  Sponsored by Parkman Chamber of Commerce

 

Craft Show

Mar  24

There will be a craft show held at Berkshire High School on Mar  24 from 8am-3pm. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478 for more information.

 

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Mar 24

Boy Scout Troop 101  35th annual event will be held on Palm Sunday, Mar 24 between 12-6 pm at Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren, Ohio. Ticket prices are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.  Dinner will include pasta, meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and your beverage of choice.  Take out dinners will be available. Delivery dinners will be available between 1 and 5 pm for pre-orders of 10 or more dinners.  Call early to schedule your delivery!    Take out/delivery ticket prices are $8.00 per dinner. Call Stacey at 330-219-6816 to get on the schedule and have your dinner delivered!!!

 

Palm Sunday Dinner

Mar 24

St. Michael’s Church in Windham is hosting its annual Palm Sunday Dinner on Mar 24 from 11am-3pm. Featuring turkey and dressing, cabbage rolls, pasta, salads, homemade desserts and much, much more! All you can eat. Cost for adults $10, Children 12-6 $5, and children under 5 eat free.

 

Free Water Well Monitoring

Mar 25

On the fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Free “neighbors helping neighbors” monthly water monitoring program  will be held at the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Rd.   Sierra Club meters will be used to test for “indicators” of water quality. For accurate readings a water sample should be taken as directly from the well as possible (from the well head or pump if at all possible), before any water treatment. 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 a faucet on your pump. Use a clean, wide mouthed, covered glass container that holds about 8 oz. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:info@concernedcitizensohio.org, concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com, www.concernedcitizensohio.org, 330-569-7863

 

2013 Pond Clinic

Mar 26

Join the Geauga and Portage Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) and the Portage County Master Gardeners for an informative and FREE Pond Program on, Mar 26, from 6:00-8:30pm at Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Road, Hiram, Ohio  44234.  Learn about the importance of fish selection for maintaining a quality recreational fishery in your pond, as well as different pond management strategies Registration is required due to limited seating, so please call Portage SWCD at (330) 297-7633 to register by Friday, March 22nd.

 

Secrets of Maple Syrup

Mar 26

Maple syrup’s “sweet” past will be Gwen Mayer’s topic as she reveals the “sticky” historical secrets of maple production in this area of Ohio.  Please join us for Gwen’s absorbing presentation followed by “maple-y” refreshments  on Mar 26 at 1:00 pm, at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living (18122 Claridon-Troy Rd. (SR 700), Hiram, OH, in Troy Township, about 5 miles north of Hiram OR about 1 mile south of SR 422.)  The event is free.  If you have any questions, call Fran at (440)834-0260, ext. 8, or email us at brookshouseassistedliving@gmail.com.

 

Passport to Fishing

Mar 26

Get in to the spring spirit with a “Passport to Fishing”, Mar 26 at 1:00 p.m. This program is taught by a trained volunteer instructor from the ODNR Division of Wildlife.  The hands-on program will teach techniques and provide information for beginning anglers. Registration is required; class size is limited. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive,

 

Let’s Build Community at the Center

Mar 26, Apr 2 ,9, 16

Everyone’s invited to the Mantua Center School, Mantua Center Road just north of SR 82, 9am to 8pm each Tues. thru Apr 16.  Coffee’s on for socializing, card and board games, jigsaw puzzle in progress.  Last watercolor class 3/26 10:00-12:00 (Moves back to church the next week).   Quilt piecing instruction anytime.  Knitting and crochet 1:00 -3:00.  Tour of 1914 building at 5:15.  Potlucks for lunch and supper, with ballroom dancing 6:00-7:00.  Service project opportunities, reading material exchange table.  In the fully accessible cafeteria wing, park and enter west of old building.  More information from Ellie Monroe, 330-274-0711 or efoster@config.com .

 

Silver Creek Garden Club

Mar 27

The March meeting of the Silver Creek Garden Club, hosted by Celeste Richards, will be held on Mar 27 at the home of Jeanne Payne. Artist Chris French will teach a class on Beach Glass Jewelry. We will be making necklaces and the cost of the class is $35.00 which includes all materials. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. and lunch will be served. Guests and new members all always welcome. For more information call 330-858-0458.

 

The Stations of the Cross

 Mar 27

Holy Cross Anglican Church, 1046 Lake Street in Kent will have The Stations of the Cross in the sanctuary on Mar 27 at 7pm. This service is a very ancient tradition and found in denominations such as Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran.

 

Maundy Thursday Service and Potluck

Mar 28

Holy Cross Anglican Church, 1046 Lake Street in Kent will have a potluck dinner beginning at 6pm followed by Maundy Thursday Service with communion and Stripping of the Altar.

 

Family Friendly Movie

Mar 28

A family friendly movie will be shown on Mar 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the Windham Library. Bring a snack and enjoy a free movie.   For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive

 

Good Friday Service

Mar 29

Holy Cross Anglican Church will have a Good Friday Service at 7pm on Mar 29. The church is located at 1046 Lake Street in Kent

 

Passion Film at Kent Stage

Mar 29

The Light in Kent is sponsoring a screening of The Passion of the Christ on Good Friday, Mar 29 at 7pm. The Stage is located at 175 E. Main St in Kent. Tickets are free and available at The Light Ministry, Logos Bookstore or at the door the day of the event. Call (330) 818-6913 for reservations. Children under 17 will not be admitted without their parents, this movie is rated R. Free parking will be on Columbus Street.

 

“IT IS FINISHED”

Mar 29

Easter Story in Music and Drama Presented by Pricetown United Methodist Church Choir on Good Friday, Mar 29 at 6pm. Pricetown United Methodist Church is located at 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Road Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

 

Palmyra FD Fish Fry

Mar 29

Palmyra Fire Department’s 7th Annual Fish Fry will be held Good Friday, Mar 29 from 2-7pm. All you care to eat fish, french fries cole slaw mac & cheese available. Held at Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St. Rt. 225 in Diamond. Cost is $8 for Adults, $5 for seniors, $5 for kids 10 & under and free for kids 3 & under.

 

Free Community Dinner

Mar 29

First Congregational Church of Freedom will provide a free community dinner on Good Friday, Mar 29 from 5:30-6:30pm. Carry out will be available.  Everyone is welcome! All are welcome to attend the service afterwards at 7pm.

 

Wing & Waterfowl Welcome

Mar 29 & 30

Best Bets for Birding Geauga: Wings of Early Spring, on Mar 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center, at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township. Mar 30, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at LaDue Reservoir, Valley Road Parking Lot (just east of Auburn Corners, at Rt. 44 and Washington Street) – an opportunity among Nature’s Not-to-Be-Missed! Anyone school age or older is welcome to attend either or both of these free, naturalist-led programs, neither of which require registration. Both designed to help you celebrate the season and increase your knowledge of the spring and bird identification. Call 440-286-9516 with questions. Otherwise, we’ll see you there!

 

Burton Egg Hunt

Mar 30

Burton Easter Egg Hunt will be Mar 30 at Burton Village Park at 11 am. Ages 1-6. Rain or shine

 

Outdoor Easter Service

Mar 31

An Outdoor Easter Sunrise Service will be held on, Mar 31 at 7:30 AM.  This 35-40 minute service, hosted by First Baptist Church, Newton Falls, will be held at the pavilion next to the dam on Broad Street in downtown Newton Falls and will provide an opportunity to worship outdoors and celebrate Christ’s resurrection through song, spoken word and communion during the early morning hours on Easter Sunday.

 

Easter Sunday Service

Mar 31

Holy Cross Anglican Church will have their Easter Service on Mar 31 at 10 am with communion and music celebrating the Risen Christ. The Church is located at 1046 Lake Street in Kent.

 

 

 

 

Boating Education Course

Apr 1, 8 & 15

The Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered on Monday nights: April 1, 8 and 15, 2013, from 6-9pm. The fee for the course is $5, which covers the cost of course materials. Interested persons may register to take the course by calling 440-964-0518. The Ohio Boating Education Course covers a variety of boating topics. Ohio law requires any person born on or after January 1, 1982, to be able to show proof they have successfully completed an approved boating safety education course if they operate any watercraft powered by a motor greater than 10 horsepower. For additional information on Ohio’s boating requirements, education classes and other boating opportunities and programs, contact the Division of Watercraft at 440-964-0518 and visit the agency’s web site atwww.ohiodnr.com/watercraft.

 

Author Mary Doria Russell

Apr 4

Best-selling author Mary Doria Russell will be speaking at the Geauga West Library on April 4 at 7:00 PM in the Eykyn Room.  Her subject will be her recent book, Doc, a mystery about the life of Southern aristocrat, John Henry “Doc” Holliday.  There will be a book sale and signing before and after this event. It is a FREE event and is open to the public, although a ticket will be required for admission. Because space is limited, guests are asked to pre-register in person at the Reference Desk at Geauga West Library, starting Mar 4.  For more information, please call the library at 440-729-4250.

 

J.A.Garfield Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz

Apr 4-6 & 7

The Wizard of Oz, Apr 4 – Apr 6 @ 7:00 and Apr 7 @ 2:00. Tickets are on sale now $7.00/adults, $5.00/students & seniors. Call 330-527-4341 to reserve your seats!

 

Contra Dance

 Apr 6

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

 

Spaghetti Dinner

Apr 6

All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner & Chinese auction to raise funds for the Nelson-Garrettsville Food Cupboard.  The meals will be served from 4 -7 pm at the Nelson Community Center.  All funds raised will be matched by the Feinstein Foundation.  Adult meals $ 7.00 and Kids (3-12) meals $ 4.00.PLEASE, help us shut the door on hunger.

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Apr 7 

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast on Apr 7  from 9-1:30 at 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478

 

Afternoon with Elvis by Kelvis

Apr 7

The Shalersville Historical Society will be having a special event on April 7  at the Shalersville Town Hall at the corner of ST. Rt. 303 &44 the performance will begin at 3 pm. An afternoon with Elvis by Kelvis.  This is a fund raiser to purchase new padded chairs for the building, we want to replace the old wooden chairs and all funds raised will go directly to new chairs. The Elvis impersonator is Kevin Hupka who has appeared in the Town Hall before. For information or tickets($10 each) please call June at 330-274-0547 or Carol at 330-626-3636.

 

Mantua Village Garden Club

Apr 8

The Mantua Village Garden Club meetings are scheduled to be held on the first Mondays of the month, at noon, including pot luck luncheons (unless otherwise noted) at the home of Carol Fenrich. The next meeting will be Apr 8. April is the month when all of their spring flowers are in, and blooming, at their greenhouse, and promises a glorious visual display, which will get us itching to get out to our gardens. The programs in place for 2013 are full of great gardening information, food and fun. The club is also planning its annual plant sale for May 18th. If you would like to join the garden club, or just come to a meeting, to check it out, please call Diane Lottig 330-274-2868, or Lea Lazar 330-274-0614.

 

Night at the Races

Apr 12

Legacy Dog Rescue & For the Dogs Rescue will be holding a Night at the Races on Apr 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1024 Vienna Ave (St Rt 46), Niles, Ohio.  The doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first race running at 7:00 pm.  Admission price is $5.00.  If you pre-buy your ticket you will receive 5 free Chinese Auction tickets!  Bring 10+ lbs. of dog food and you’ll receive 5 more free Chinese Auction tickets! In addition to the Chinese Auction, there will be a 50/50 raffle, food and beer for sale. Pre-sale tickets are available now.  Please call Jenn @ 330-719-5569 or Carrie @ 330-310-2802 if you would like to purchase yours early and get free Chinese Auction tickets!

 

Library Meeting

Apr 13

Friends of Burton Public Library Meeting will be held on Apr 13 at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Large Meeting Room. The public is cordially invited to attend. There will be a short business meeting followed by “Musings from Minnesota” by the comedy duo Bob & Marge. Refreshments will be served. Registration not required.

 

Spring Ahead Bazaar

Apr 13

Claridon Girl Scout troop 1324 is looking for crafters and vendors for its 3rd Annual Spring Ahead Bazaar to be held on April 13 from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 322 and Claridon-Troy Rd.. Tables are $20.00 each. For more information and or reservations, please call Dolly at 440-635-1173.

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Apr 13

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast for the Amish community on Apr 13 from 6-10am at 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478

 

Make Your Own Garden Art:  Fountains and Bubblers

Apr 13

Water features are the hottest trend in garden decor.  Spend an enjoyable morning while learning the basics in creating simple bubblers and fountains.  Enhance your flower bed and attract birds with your own creation you’ll take home with you. Class will be Apr 13 from 10-1 pm.  Materials included in the $35 fee:  ceramic or resin pot, water pump, tubing and directions.  Light refreshments. Preregistration is encouraged.  Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.   Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.   Call for additional information and registration.  Discounts don’t apply for this class.  440-834-4656     geauga.osu.edu

 

Stray Dog Skate

Apr 14

Come spend an evening for the stray dogs of Geauga County on Apr 14 from 5:30-7:30pm at the, Chagrin Falls Roller Rink, 7157 S. Main St., Chagrin Falls. $10 donation plus $4 skate rental. Come meet some of our shelter staff, volunteers and maybe a furbaby needing a good loving home.

 

Trees for You and Me

Apr 16

Naturalist Sharon Moore of Burton will present a program including stories and crafts for grades K-5 on Apr 16 from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Come and have fun learning about trees! Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466

 

SCORE! How to Start a Small Business

Apr 16

Members of SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, will present a guide to starting your own business on, Apr 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burton Public Library. Please call the library at 440-834-4466 to register for this informative program.

 

Ouija, The Talking Cockatoo

Apr 17

Ouija (pronouned WeeGee) is an umbrella crested cockatoo that sings, dances, laughs and especially loves children. He was featured on Animal Planet’s Pet Story program and has performed all over northeast Ohio. All ages are welcome to this fun evening at the Burton Public Library. Apr 17 at 7:00 p.m. Registration not required.

 

Pancake Breakfast

Apr 20

Hiram Police Department Pancake Breakfast “Shop with a Cop” Fundraiser will be Apr 20 from 9am-1pm at Hiram College Kennedy Center Dix Dining Hall. All-U-Can-Eat. $6 for adults, $3 for kids under 10. Proceed benefit the Hiram Police Department “Shop with a Cop” program. Windswept Farms of Hiram and Save-A-Lot of Garrettsville are donating the maple syrup for this fundraiser.

 

Intro to Geocaching

Apr 23

Taught by a member of the Geauga Park District, this class will feature an intro to geocaching as a terrific hobby for those of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. Weather permitting, participants will go outside to use the GPS units. Apr 23 at 6:30 p.m. Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466

 

Wisteria, the Beautiful Challenge

Apr 24

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers: Learn the secrets of growing this gorgeous flowering plant.  Do you have a wisteria that’s out of control?  Is pruning it a mystery?  Do you have a wisteria that just won’t bloom?  Do you love wisteria but are afraid to try one?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, learn how to select, plant, fertilize, prune and maintain wisteria.  You too can have the beauty and fragrance of wisteria in your yard.  Be the envy of your neighbors.  Apr. 24 from 7-9 pm cost is $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Better Gardening

Apr 27

Avoid Common Mistakes We Make in the Garden Apr 27 from 9-12 Knowing and avoiding the common mistakes we make in the garden means better results and less frustration.  We will examine good gardening practices for vegetable and flower gardens, saving you time, energy and money.  Learn what to plant and where to plant it.  Learn where to turn for help and answers.  Improve your gardening skills and results.  $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Save the Date

Apr 27

15th Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will be Apr 27 from 6-9pm. Help celebrate our environmental heroes! Portage Park District, 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4 Ravenna, Ohio 44266. www.portageparkdistrict.org

 

Craft/Vendor Show Reservations

Deadline Apr 28

Parents of Girls Scout Troop 124 will be sponsoring a Craft/Vendor Show on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 17 N. Center St., Newton Falls, Ohio. Tables are available for $20.00 each with limited electric. Reservation deadline is April 28.For information or to reserve a table call Louanne Dubos at 330-872-1353.

 

Energy Jobs Fair – Youngstown

Apr 29 

Energy Jobs Fair will be Apr 29 from 9am-3pm at Holiday Inn Boardman, 7410 South Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44512. United States Senator Rob Portman, the Ohio Oil & Gas Association and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber are hosting an opportunity for job seekers to discover training and employment opportunities in the oil and gas industry. If you are an OOGA Member, and interested in participating in this Jobs Fair, please contact Penny Seipelpenny@ooga.org or Pete MacKenzie pete@ooga.org for more information.

 

Vertical Gardening:  Growing UP in the Garden

May 4

Have you ever wanted to get more out of your garden space?  Vertical gardening has been gaining popularity in recent years as the interest in home food production has increased. We’ll explore several different methods of vertical gardening to maximize your space and location. Overcome many of your garden limitations by growing up, instead of out.  Join us for this enjoyable class that includes hands-on demonstrations and raise your garden to new heights! 9-11 am, $20 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.  geauga.osu.edu

 

Trunk Sale

May 11

The Girard Junior Women annual trunk sale will be 10-2 on May 11 on 100 N Market Street in Girard. The event will take place rain or shine. Call Laura at 330 545 5962 if interested in a spot. Spots for the trunk sale are available at ten dollars each. The public is encouraged to come out and shop the area which will have a variety of goods for sale. The event will be held on the Girard City lot across from the City Building and is visible from 422.

CHS Reunion

Labor Day Weekend

The Crestwood High School Class of 1973 is planning its 40th class reunion. The reunion will be held Labor Day Weekend. We are in the process of forming a mailing list of all class members. If we can get e-mails it will greatly reduce our mailing costs for this event. If you can please e-mail that information to Matt Moravec at matthewmoravec@sbcglobal.net it would be greatly appreciated. If not, you can contact Don Schilling at 330-274-8282 with your information. The sooner you can contact us the better as we are planning a mailing of information for the beginning of April. Please help us get the word out. Thanks for your help in this matter; the Reunion Committee hopes to be hearing from you soon.

 

Ravenna Summer Fest

June 15

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

 

Autism 5k and walk

June 15

Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event.  Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.  The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.  The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.

 

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Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmer’s Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

 

March Sermons

Sunday Sermons for the month of March will be based on “The Bible” mini-series during the 10:15 worship services at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Road. Everyone is Welcome

 

Register Now For The Class of 2026

The James A. Garfield School District is now accepting Kindergarten registration information for your child that will turn age 5 before September 30, 2013.Registration will take place on March 12,13 and14, 2013 at the elementary.  Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as possible.

 

Scholarship Offer

Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship to senior athletes at James A. Garfield High School for the sixth year. The scholarship will be for $850.00. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are available at the chiropractic office or through the school counselor.

 

“250 Club” Reverse Raffle

Drawing Mar. 16

Grand Prize $2500.00, First ticket out $250.00, Every 10th ticket $100.00. March 16 at Saint Mary’s & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Dr., Newton Falls Oh 44444. 16oz. porterhouse steak dinner, beer and mixers. Dinner served 5-7 pm. 50/50 Drawing * Table Games * D.J. Donation $50.00 For Tickets Call Pete@330-872-0270, Tony@330-360-4546,  Johanna@330-240-9561

 

Eagles Fish Fry

Fridays Through Lent

The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting a fish fry every Friday at the Eagles.  To go orders welcome by calling 330-527-2330. Dinners are $8.50 and your choice of fish, shrimp, chicken tenders or a combination. All include baked potato or fries, green beans, cole slaw and a dinner roll.

 

2nd Annual Friday Fish Fry!

Through March 22

Get hooked on a great fish dinner with fresh cut fries and coleslaw each Friday in March through the 22nd from 4:30 to 8:30 pm weekly. Adult dinner is only $8; children $4; or enjoy all you can eat for only $10. Eat in or carry out available. Life Church AG; 10280 State Route 88 in Garrettsville (across from JA Garfield High School). For more information or to place an order call (330) 527-2777.

 

Lenten Dinners

Through -Mar. 22

Mantua Knights of Columbus are hosting Lenten Dinners each Friday night through March 22.  Featuring a variety of delicious pierogis from the famous West Side Market “Pierogi Palace”.  Additional dinner options available. Dine-In service is available 5–8 PM or Carry-Out by calling (330) 274-2576.  The Mantua K of C Party Center is located at 11845 St. Rte. 44 just north of Ste. Rt. 82. For more info call: (216) 469-6953 (330) 274-3400.

 

March Book Sales

Through Mar 24

The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold book sales on the first four Sundays in March from 9-4 pm (Mar 3, 10, 17 and 24)   The sale offers something for everyone:  books, magazines, music, movies, puzzles and more.  Mar 24 will be Bag Day.  Come to Burton on March Sundays for books and pancakes!

 

Hiram Community Trust Grant Proposals

Through April 12

For over 20 years, the Hiram Community Trust has been providing funds that make our communities a special place to live and learn. Grant funding is provided for civic, cultural, educational, historical, community planning, beautification and environmental projects in the Hiram area. Grants are due by April 12. For grant guidelines and proposal information, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

American Legion Fish Fry

 Mar 8

American Legion Post 674 will be having fish fry, Friday the 8 4-8 pm. Cost is $8. Choice of fish, shrimp or chicken, or combo plate, choice of potato (French fries or baked),and 2 sides ( coleslaw, apple sauce, green beans, mac and cheese) roll and butter. Carryout’s available, 330 326 3188. 9960 east center St. (St. Rt. 303 by the tank) Windham. Public Welcome

 

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner

Mar 8

A spaghetti dinner will be held on Mar 8 from 5:30-7pm at Aurora Mennonite Church, 59 East Mennonite Rd., Aurora, as a fundraiser to help Portage County resident and longtime home health caregiver, Debbie Dickerhoof.  Debbie has been diagnosed with inoperable cancer. All proceeds from the dinner will go directly to Debbie to help with expenses. Cost is Adults $10.00 and Children (12 and under) $5.00.  For more info contact Annette Balis 330-995-1522

 

Self-Defense Class

Mar 9 

A Self-Defense class will be held  Mar 9 at 10 am at the Burton Public Library. Taught by the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department, this session features a classroom lesson followed by a hands-on practical workshop. For women ages 15 and up, the class is limited to 20 participants.  Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466.

 

Pork Dinner

Mar 9

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Pork dinner Mar 9 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, 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $7.00, Children (4 thru 11) $6.00, Children 3 and under are free.

 

Game Night

Mar 9

Game Night: First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, is hosting a game night on Mar 9 at 7 pm. Coffee, Hot Tea and Iced Tea will be provided.  Everyone is encouraged to bring a snack to share if possible.  Games will include Dominoes, cards and various board games.  You may also bring a game to play.  Activities for younger children will also be provided and everyone is invited to attend. Call 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426 for questions.

 

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

Mar 9

Portage Faith UMC, 9922 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, invites you to a delicious corned beef & cabbage dinner on Mar 9 from 4:30-7 pm. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children 3-12 and free for children under 3. Dinner also includes dessert and beverage. Carry outs available.

 

Girl Scout Cookie Sales

Mar  9

Girl Scout Junior Troop 442 will be selling Girl Scout cookies on Mar 2 at Mantua Hardware from 9:00-3:00pm and Mar 9 at Streetsboro Walgreens from 11:30-2:00.  All 8 varieties of cookies will be available for $3.50 (cash only).

 

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Mar 10

Knight Of Columbus Council #3350 will be holding an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Mar 10, from 12:00pm-3:00pm. The dinner will be held at Saints Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner includes spaghetti & meatballs, salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and dessert (Carry out available) Adults:$7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), Children: FREE(5& under).

 

Pancakes at Hambden Grange

Mar 10

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

 

American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Mar 10, 17 & 24

Burton-Middlefield American Legion will be hosting pancake & sausage breakfasts on Mar  10, 17 & 24, at 14052 Goodwin St. from 9am-1:30pm. Contact Ron for more information (440) 343-1478

 

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfasts

March 10,17 & 24

Pancakes and sausage breakfasts will be held on March  10, 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Rd. (Rt. 422), Parkman, Ohio. Adults: $7.50 / Children: $3.00 / Pre-schoolers: Free.  Sponsored by Parkman Chamber of Commerce

 

Craft Show

Mar 10, 17 & 24

There will be a craft show held at Berkshire High School on Mar 10, 17 & 24 from 8am-3pm. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478 for more information.

 

3 on 3 Tournaments

Mar 11

3 on 3 Tournament Notice: Huskies March Madness, Held by the Cardinal Athletic Boosters will be Mar 16. Sign-up deadline Monday March 11th. Event will start at 5pm, at Cardinal Middle School. Download sign-ups and rules at www.Cardinalschools.org. Costs: $5.00 each player…..3-4 player teams

 

Senior Bingo

Mar 11

Senior Bingo will be starting again on Mar 11 at the Newton Falls Community Center from 5-7pm. Free to all seniors. We have 50/50 and raffle prizes. Come join us and have some fun

 

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Mar 11-15

Join us in celebrating the Irish in us all at the Windham Library, as we make a variety of St Patty’s crafts Mar 11-15.  Crafts are open to all ages during the library’s hours of operation.  For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive.

 

NF Kindergarten & New Student Registration

 Mar 11-15

Registration for children entering the Newton Falls School System for the 2013-2014 school year (including K students and transfer students) will be held: March 11-15 from 8:30-11:30 am & 12:30-2:30 pm each day. You do NOT need an appointment, but please only come during these times.  It is not necessary to bring your child at this time. You should bring the following items with you when registering: Your child’s legal birth certificate, Immunization records, Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill, etc), Child’s Social Security Number, Custody papers (if applicable)

 

Do We Know Dewey?

Mar 12 

Do We Know Dewey? Program will be Mar 12 at 4 pm at the Burton Public Library. The Dewey Decimal System is used by 95% of public and school libraries and is the key to finding the information that you need worldwide.  Designed for ages 10 – 100, this program will serve as an introduction or a refresher course to the Dewey Decimal System.  This will be a fun, hands-on approach with prizes!  Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466.

 

“Open Tuesdays”

 Mar 12, 19,26/ Apr 2, 9, 16

“Open Tuesdays” at the Mantua Center School, Mar 12, 19, and 26 and Apr 2, 9, and 16, Mantua Center Road just north of SR82.  The fully accessible school cafeteria wing will be open for six consecutive Tuesdays, , 9am until about 8pm.  This is a privately funded, no charge chance to explore the school’s potential use as a community center.  Bring a friend or make some new ones for socializing, cards, board games, reading material exchange, potluck lunch and supper.  Craft lessons and service project opportunities.  All are invited. More information from Ellie Monroe, 330-274-0711 or orefoster@config.com.

 

Art on the Hill Planning

Mar 13

Please mark your calendar! Art on the Hill planning Mar 13 at 7 pm at Jake’s. Bring a friend! We still have opportunities to help with. Call or email Christine Pitsinger (330-414-6486, communityjournal@yahoo.com) if you would like to help us make the 5th Annual Art on the Hill a Huge Success!

 

Kids Lego Club

Mar 13, 20 & 27

The Children’s Department of the Burton Public Library will host an after school Lego Club for grades K – 6 every Wednesday afternoon in March.  The club will meet Mar 13, 20 and 27 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.   The club is limited to 25 participants.  Please call the library to sign up:  440-834-4466.

 

Geauga West Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

 Mar 13-16

The Annual Spring Book Sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library begins Mar 13 with the Members’ Preview (memberships are available at the door) from 4-6pm followed by the Open Public Sale from 6-8:30pm, Mar 14, hours are 9am-8:30pm , Mar 15 hours are 9-4:30pm and Mar 16 is $3.00 Bag Day with hours from 9-4:30pm. 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.

 

Windham Free Pasta & Meatball Dinner

Mar 14

Pasta & meatballs will be served at the Congregational Church’s Mar 14 Free Dinner. The dinner will be served from 5- 6 pm., while supply lasts at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main St. Windham.  All are welcome, bring your friends.  The dinner is provided by the Congregational UCC of Windham.  They are providing free dinners on the second Thursday of each month.  There is a ramp access at the front of the building.  No carry-outs.  For more information call 330-326-3133.

 

Board of Trustees’ Meeting

March 14

The Portage County District Library Board of Trustees’ regular meeting on March 14, at 5:30 pm at the Windham Branch, 9005 Wilverne Drive, Windham, OH, will allow for the discussion of rehiring the Fiscal Officer upon her retirement with a benefit under the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

 

Windham Athletic Boosters Casino  Bus Trip

March 16

Join the Windham Athletic Boosters as they head to Presque Isle in Erie, PA. All proceeds benefit the building of the baseball / softball field. Trip is March 16th. Bus leaves from Windham High School at 4 pm and returns by 1 am. Cost is $40 per ticket. Each person receives $35 free game play, 50/50 and door prizes.  MUST HAVE DRIVERS LISCENSE TO RECEIVE FREE GAME PLAY.  Please contact Dawn Kilgore at  216-406-0019; Denise Dean at 330-717-1029 or Diana Knight at 330-571-3532

 

Huntsburg Grange Chili Cook-Off

March 16

The annual Huntsburg Grange Chili Cook-Off and Chinese Auction will be held on March 16 from 11:30 to 2:30 in the Huntsburg Gym, located at the intersection of Rt. 322 and Rt. 528 in Huntsburg.Contact Jacquie at 636-5510 to enter or come and vote for the People’s Choice.  Live band, cake walk, games, guest vendors, 50/50 raffle, afghan raffle.  Call 636-5517 for more information.

 

Driver Safety Course

Mar 16

The Light in Kent is sponsoring the AARP/Toyota Driver Safety Course, Mar 16 from 1-3pm. The 4 hour course will be held at 156 N. Water St. in Kent. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members, and is offered to drivers of all ages. Call (330) 818-6913 to register or for more information.

 

Getting Started With Backyard Chickens

Mar 16

Spring is just around the corner, and that means fluffy chicks will soon be arriving in local feed stores.  The Garrettsville Library is pleased to announce a program for prospective chicken owners.  “Getting Started with Backyard Chickens” will be presented on Mar 16 at 11:00 am.  Participants will learn the basics of backyard flock keeping, from setting up the brooder box to maintenance of a mature egg-laying flock.  A take home packet will be provided.  This program is geared towards the egg-laying flock; meat production will not be covered.  Registration is limited, so call early to register for this fun and informative gathering.  Ages 16 and up may attend. The Garrettsville Library is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville Ohio. Call the library at 330-527-4378, or visit online atwww.portagelibrary.org.

 

Book Sale at Reed Memorial Library

Mar 14-18

Mar 14 from 4-7 PM  Friends of the Library only. Mar 15- 16 from 9-5. Mar 17 from 1-5 pm, Donation Day.  Take what you wish and make a donation. Mar 18 from 9-11am, Non-profit day.  Nursing Homes, Schools, Day Care, Churches only.  No cost.

 

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Seeks 2013 Pin Design

Deadline Mar 15

The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Parade committee is challenging area artists to put their creative abilities to use to design this year’s pin.   The drawing should be centered around this year’s theme, “Be One With The Clouds”. The year’s theme was submitted by Jack Ferguson. Pin design winner will receive a free Balloon A-Fair themed pin and t-shirt, not to mention bragging rights. The entry must be limited to three to four colors.  No computerized drawing will be accepted. Hand drawn entries only. Deadline to submit entry is Mar 15.  Mail to: Ravenna Balloon A-Fair, Attention: Parade Committee, P.O. BOX 454, Ravenna, OH  44266. For more details, call 330-296-FAIR.

 

Crafts & Collectibles Sale

Mar 16

Ravenna Garden Club is hosting a Crafts and Collectibles Sale on Mar 16 at the Portage County Gardeners’ Center, 5154 S. Prospect St., Ravenna. The hours are 9am-3pm and admission is free. Lunch will be available for purchase. Contact Pat Thomas at 330-297-0232 for more information.

 

Author Book Signing

Mar 16

Local author, Gloria Alden will be signing her book, The Blue Rose at the Village Bookstore on Mar 16 from 1-4 PM. Gloria Alden was a third grade teacher with Crestwood School District for 20 years. She lives on a small farm in Southington, Ohio with two ponies, some cats, five hens and her collie, Maggie. The Blue Rose is a cozy mystery featuring small town sleuth Catherine Jewell and a cast of lovably eccentric characters. Visit her website www.gloriaalden.com For more information call The Village Bookstore 330-527-3010

 

All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes

Mar 16 & 23

Abundant Life Church of God will be serving a Pancake Breakfast on Mar 16 & 23 from 7-12pm.  Held at 14662 Old State Rd, Middlefield (Rt. 608) just North of Middlefield Village. All you can eat buttermilk pancakes, regular or with blueberries or bananas. Breakfast includes sausage, real Geauga County maple syrup and beverages.  Suggested price is $7.00 and you can add eggs on the side for only $1.00 more. This event is a fundraiser for the summer outreach events for the youth group at the church.  Take out will be available. For further information, please call Sharon 440-693-4000 or Beth 440-668-7573 or visit us on the web at www.middlefieldchurch.com.

 

Roast Beef Dinner

Mar 17

District 2 Association of Chapters Order of the Eastern Star invites you to join; Lou Ann Kilgore’s Famous Roast Beef Dinner will be Mar 17 from 12:30-4:30 pm at Mantua Masonic Center, 10801 John Edward Dr. Donation $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 children 5-12, and under 5 free. Carry outs available. For tickets contact Marilee Louk (330) 527-4090 or (330) 647-3762.

Poultry Ownership Workshop

Mar 18

Western Reserve Country Store in Ravenna is hosting a Poultry Ownership Workshop on Mar 18, from 6:30-8:30 pm.  It will be held at the OSU Extension Office located at 6970 St. Rt. 88 in Ravenna.  This event is co-sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition, OSU Extension and the Portage County Farm Bureau.  Attendees will receive door prizes, coupon sheets and refreshments.  For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 330-296-3424 or 1-800-688-4565 and ask for Jen.  Chicks, ducklings and turkey poults can be ordered at the store at 467 Cleveland Rd. in Ravenna.

 

BioBuddies: Eggs Alive!

March 18, 25 & April 1

BioBuddies is a discovery-based program for preschool age children (3-5 years old) to experience the wonders of the natural world around them. The theme this spring is Eggs Alive! Children will explore chickens, eggs and the observation of the life  inside as they incubate eggs and hatch chicks. All sessions meet from 1:00-2:30pm at Hiram College. An adult must attend with participating child. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu (fee: $20 per child).

 

G-Men Softball’s Taco Fiesta

Mar 19

G-Men Softball’s Taco Fiesta will be Mar 19 from 3:30 – 6:30 in the High School Commons. $6 for Adults; $4 for Senior Citizens and kids 6 and under. Choice of Hard or Soft Taco with all the fixings, Rice with Chips and Salsa. Bake Sale, Team Apron Raffle. For more information contact Coach Downing @ 330-527-4341

 

RFC Free Dinner

Mar 21

JUST FOR MARCH, the free dinner will be the third Thursday of the month NOT the fourth Thursday which is normal.  So please mark your calendar for March 21 for the free dinner at the Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio.  Everyone welcome time 5-6:30 pm.

 

Oink & Squeal Party

Mar 23

Oink & Squeal Party raffle and Chinese Auction will be Mar 23 at Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St. Doors open at 5pm. Raffle will be at 7pm. Presented the Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459. Admission: nonperishable food item, bath items ot cash donations.  For more info or tickets see and Auxiliary member.

 

Palm Sunday Dinner

Mar 24

St. Michael’s Church in Windham is hosting its annual Palm Sunday Dinner on Mar 24 from 11am-3pm. Featuring turkey and dressing, cabbage rolls, pasta, salads, homemade desserts and much, much more! All you can eat. Cost for adults $10, Children 12-6 $5, and children under 5 eat free.

 

2013 Pond Clinic

Mar 26

Join the Geauga and Portage Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) and the Portage County Master Gardeners for an informative and FREE Pond Program on, Mar 26, from 6:00-8:30pm at Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Road, Hiram, Ohio  44234.  Learn about the importance of fish selection for maintaining a quality recreational fishery in your pond, as well as different pond management strategies Registration is required due to limited seating, so please call Portage SWCD at (330) 297-7633 to register by Friday, March 22nd.

 

Secrets of Maple Syrup

Mar 26

Maple syrup’s “sweet” past will be Gwen Mayer’s topic as she reveals the “sticky” historical secrets of maple production in this area of Ohio.  Please join us for Gwen’s absorbing presentation followed by “maple-y” refreshments  on Mar 26 at 1:00 pm, at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living (18122 Claridon-Troy Rd. (SR 700), Hiram, OH, in Troy Township, about 5 miles north of Hiram OR about 1 mile south of SR 422.)  The event is free.  If you have any questions, call Fran at (440)834-0260, ext. 8, or email us at brookshouseassistedliving@gmail.com.

 

Passport to Fishing

Mar 26

Get in to the spring spirit with a “Passport to Fishing”, Mar 26 at 1:00 p.m. This program is taught by a trained volunteer instructor from the ODNR Division of Wildlife.  The hands on program will teach techniques and provide information for beginning anglers. Registration is required and class size limited. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive,

 

Family Friendly Movie

Mar 28

A family friendly movie will be shown on Mar 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the Windham Library. Bring a snack and enjoy a free movie.   For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive

 

Palmyra FD Fish Fry

Mar 29

Palmyra Fire Department’s 7th Annual Fish Fry will be held Good Friday, Mar 29 from 2-7pm. All you care to eat Fish, French Fries Cole Slaw Mac & Cheese Available. Held at Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St. Rt. 225 in Diamond. Cost is $8 for Adults, $5 for seniors, $5 for kids 10 & under and free for kids 3 & under.

 

Author Mary Doria Russell

Apr 4

Best-selling author Mary Doria Russell will be speaking at the Geauga West Library on April 4 at 7:00 PM in the Eykyn Room.  Her subject will be her recent book, Doc, a mystery about the life of Southern aristocrat, John Henry “Doc” Holliday.  There will be a book sale and signing before and after this event. It is a FREE event and is open to the public, although a ticket will be required for admission. Because space is limited, guests are asked to pre-register in person at the Reference Desk at Geauga West Library, starting Mar 4.  For more information, please call the library at 440-729-4250.

 

Contra Dance

 Apr 6

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

 

Afternoon with Elvis by Kelvis

Apr 7

The Shalersville Historical Society will be having a special event on April 7  at the Shalersville Town Hall at the corner of ST. Rt. 303 &44 the performance will begin at 3 pm. An afternoon with Elvis by Kelvis.  This is a fund raiser to purchase new padded chairs for the building, we want to replace the old wooden chairs and all funds raised will go directly to new chairs. The Elvis impersonator is Kevin Hupka who has appeared in the Town Hall before. For information or tickets($10 each) please call June at 330-274-0547 or Carol at 330-626-3636.

 

Spring Ahead Bazaar

Apr 13

Claridon Girl Scout troop 1324 is looking for crafters and vendors for its 3rd Annual Spring Ahead Bazaar to be held on April 13 from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 322 and Claridon-Troy Rd.. Tables are $20.00 each. For more information and or reservations, please call Dolly at 440-635-1173.

 

Make Your Own Garden Art:  Fountains and Bubblers

Apr 13

Water features are the hottest trend in garden decor.  Spend an enjoyable morning while learning the basics in creating simple bubblers and fountains.  Enhance your flower bed and attract birds with your own creation you’ll take home with you. Class will be Apr 13 from 10-1 pm.  Materials included in the $35 fee:  ceramic or resin pot, water pump, tubing and directions.  Light refreshments. Preregistration is encouraged.  Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.   Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.   Call for additional information and registration.  Discounts don’t apply for this class.  440-834-4656     geauga.osu.edu

 

Stray Dog Skate

Apr 14

Come spend an evening for the stray dogs of Geauga County on Apr 14 from 5:30-7:30pm at the, Chagrin Falls Roller Rink, 7157 S. Main St., Chagrin Falls. $10 donation plus $4 skate rental. Come meet some of our shelter staff, volunteers and maybe a furbaby needing a good loving home.

 

Autism 5k and walk

June 15

Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event.  Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.  The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.  The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.

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JA Garfield Class of 1963

Save The Date

It’s your time to shine. Its been 50 years. Let’s have a party on July 27, 2013 at Main Street Grille & Brewing Co. in Garrettsville. $25 per person. For more info call Judy Davison Toth 330-527-5443; Bobbie Rakouska Simera 330-527-2846; Bill McDowell 330-527-4006; Connie Hutchinson Johnson 330-673-7439; Jim Shoemaker 330-296-6692.

 

Free Exercise!

Sunday Evenings

Co-ed adult volleyball Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm. Questions call Rich (330) 527-5195

 

Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmer’s Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com.

 

Register Now For The Class of 2026

The James A. Garfield School District is now accepting Kindergarten registration information for your child that will turn age 5 before September 30, 2013.Registration will take place on March 12,13 and14, 2013 at the elementary.  Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as possible.

 

“250 Club” Reverse Raffle

Drawing Mar. 16

Grand Prize $2500.00, First ticket out $250.00, Every 10th ticket $100.00. March 16 at Saint Mary’s & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Dr., Newton Falls Oh 44444. 16oz. porterhouse steak dinner, beer and mixers. Dinner served 5-7 pm. 50/50 Drawing * Table Games * D.J. Donation $50.00 For Tickets Call Pete@330-872-0270, Tony@330-360-4546,  Johanna@330-240-9561

 

Eagles Fish Fry

Fridays Through Lent

The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting a fish fry every Friday at the Eagles.  To go orders welcome by calling 330-527-2330. Dinners are $8.50 and your choice of fish, shrimp, chicken tenders or a combination. All include baked potato or fries, green beans, cole slaw and a dinner roll.

 

2nd Annual Friday Fish Fry!

Through March 22

Get hooked on a great fish dinner with fresh cut fries and coleslaw each Friday in March through the 22nd from 4:30 to 8:30 pm weekly. Adult dinner is only $8; children $4; or enjoy all you can eat for only $10. Eat in or carry out available. Life Church AG; 10280 State Route 88 in Garrettsville (across from JA Garfield High School). For more information or to place an order call (330) 527-2777.

 

Lenten Dinners

Through -Mar. 22

Mantua Knights of Columbus are hosting Lenten Dinners each Friday night through March 22.  Featuring a variety of delicious pierogis from the famous West Side Market “Pierogi Palace”.  Additional dinner options include fish, shrimp or mac-n-cheese and include side dishes, bread, homemade dessert and beverage (beverage not included with carry-out).  Dine-In service is available 5–8 PM or Carry-Out by calling (330) 274-2576.  The Mantua K of C Party Center is located at 11845 St. Rte. 44 just north of Ste. Rt. 82. For more info call: (216) 469-6953 (330) 274-3400.

 

First Church of God

Sunday Mornings 

A reminder that First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, meets at 10am each Sunday.  This Sunday will begin the study of Extreme Love, a group study about how to be more effective in our communities.  Everyone is invited to attend these studies as we talk about reaching out to our communities more effectively

 

Children’s Storytime

Mondays

Windham Library invites kids of all ages to storytime 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,

 

Toddler Storytime

Mar-Apr

Storytimes for little ones continue during March and April.  New participants are always welcome: Baby Rhyme Time meets Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Toddler Time meets Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. All Aboard Storytime (for ages 2-5 with caregiver) meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime (for 4 and 5 year-olds) meets Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Rockin’ at the Library (2-5 year olds and their families) meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Please call the Burton Public Library to register for all storytimes:  440-834-4466.

 

Scholarship Offer

Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship to senior athletes at James A. Garfield High School for the sixth year. The scholarship will be for $850.00. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are available at the chiropractic office or through the school counselor.

 

Praise & Worship Services

Saturdays

Southington UMC Praise and Worship Services are held Saturdays at 7:00pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make it Sunday morning? Try us!

 

Times Not Waiting Tour

Mar 1

Nationally signed bands including Stellar Kart, Abandon and 7th Time Down will be performing live at Cardinal Middle School in Middlefield (16175 Almeda Drive) on Mar 1. Doors open at 6:30, concert will begin at 7pm. Ticket costs are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and may be purchased through  http://www.itickets.com/events/299649.html or from Sparrow Christian Bookstore. Group tickets may be purchased by calling (440) 834-8601. Program is being sponsored by The Cardinal Christian Club. For more info visit http://goa-inc.com

 

World Day of Prayer

Mar 1

World Day of Prayer St. Mary and St. Joseph Church, 131 Quarry St., Newton Falls. Theme “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Mar 1 from 11am-1pm. (330) 872-7718

 

Fish Fry

Mar 1

American Legion Post 674 will be having fish fry, Mar 1 from 4-8 P.M. Cost is $8 your choice of fish, shrimp or chicken, or combo plate, choice of potato (French fries or baked), and 2 sides (coleslaw, apple sauce, green beans, mac and cheese) roll and butter. Carryouts available (330) 326-3188. Dinner will be held at 9960 East Center St (St. Rt. 303 by the tank) in Windham. Public Welcome

 

Swing Dance

Mar 1

Dr. Zoot is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance, Mar 1 at Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023). They play plenty of Swing, Blues, Latin and even a touch of Hip Hop. Sponsored by KCE.  (216) 316-0068.  Lesson at 8pm, Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Cost is $10 for Adults, $8 for students or $25 per family.

 

Free Meal

Mar 2

A Free Meal will be served at First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, on March 2 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM  Everyone is invited to come to the dinner as we will be announcing more dates for community events.  Call 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426 for more information.

 

Craft Bazaar

Mar 2

VFW craft bazaar 5998 New Milford Rd Ravenna  will be Mar 2 from 9am-3pm. Lunch will be available and  craft tables will be available @$20 each.  Contact Pat Thomas (330)297-0232.

 

Garrettsville Softball Signups

Mar 2

Garrettsville Girls Softball Signups  will be Mar 2 from 9:00 – 12:00 at the Village Hall. Cost $50 per player $90 max for families.  First time signups must turn in a copy of child’s birth certificate.  www.leaguelinup.com/garrettsville.  Contact Ryan Kissell (330) 646-7150 for more info

 

Annual Card Party

Mar 2

The Warren Republican Women’s Club Annual Card Party and Style Show will be on Mar 2 from 12-4 pm at McMenamy’s Banquet Center, 235 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. Cost is $8 a person.  Bring a game if you don’t play cards! There will be a style show with fashions from Coldwater Creek, as well as a light lunch, a door prize basket, and a Chinese Auction. For tickets or more information contact Cary Ann at 330-856-5228.

 

Garfield Hotstove Baseball Sign-Ups

Mar 2

Any player who will be 5 to 14 years old on 5-31-13 can sign up on  March 2 at Garrettsville Village Hall from 9 am-noon. T-ball (ages 5-6) cost is $60, Coach Pitch (ages 7-8) cost is $70, and H-F (ages 9-14) cost is $85. A copy of your child’s birth certificate must be turned in at the time of sign-ups if they have not played before. There will be a late sign-up fee of $75 per child after March 9. For more information contact: Phil Britton (pres.) 330-527-2209 or Colleen Khairallah (Sec.) 330-524-2807.

 

Contra Dance

Mar 2

Troy Township Contra Dance will be March 2 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 and dance from 7:30-10:30pm. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for students or $25 a family.

 

Monthly Dance

Mar 2

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30pm, at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Avenue in Tallmadge. Open to public, and nonmembers are invited to join the PWP members in celebrating the “Wearing of the Green”. For more info contact Warrine 330-699-2361 or 330-322-9559.

Fix it Farmland Clinic

March 2 & 22

Geauga Feed is planning 2 Fix it in the Farmland clinics- at Geauga Feed, 11030 Kinsman Rd. Newbury. Both at 8:30 AM March 2 and March 22. Please contact Kay Rasoletti (440) 338-4819 ext. 21 to pre-qualify and register.

 

Girl Scout Cookie Sales

Mar 2 & 9

Girl Scout Junior Troop 442 will be selling Girl Scout cookies on Mar 2 at Mantua Hardware from 9:00-3:00pm and Mar 9 at Streetsboro Walgreens from 11:30-2:00.  All 8 varieties of cookies will be available for $3.50 (cash only).

 

March Book Sales

Mar 3-24

The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold book sales on the first four Sundays in March from 9-4 pm (Mar 3, 10, 17 and 24)   The sale offers something for everyone:  books, magazines, music, movies, puzzles and more.  Mar 24 will be Bag Day.  Come to Burton on March Sundays for books and pancakes!

 

Card Party

Mar 3

The Woman’s Auxiliary of Mantua #3766 is having a Card Party on Mar 3 from 1-5pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mantua, Ohio.  Cost is $3.00 a person or $15.00 a table. BYOB, pop, water and snacks provided.  Bring your favorite game or cards and come and play! Free table prizes and we will be having raffle baskets and a 50-50 raffle.  Beat the weather–come out and have some fun!  Call 330-527-2220 Annette to reserve a table. Pay at the door.

 

Easter Toy Bingo

Mar 3

Easter Toy Bingo at St. Michael’s Church on Ridge Road in Newton Falls will be held March 3.  Doors open at 1 pm, Games begin at 2 pm. $5 for each person.  Cake and punch or coffee with your admission.  Other refreshments available. Raffles.  For more information call 330 872-1712.

 

Huntsburg Baseball Signups

Mar 3

Signups will be Mar 3 from 9am-1pm at the Huntsburg Town Hall. Questions call Rich Collins (440) 479-4111

 

Author Mindy Killgrove

Mar 3

Author Mindy Killgrove will be at Reed Memorial Library discussing her new book Meet Me at the Pond on Mar 3 at 2:00 pm. Meet me at the Pond is the first book in Killgrove’s Missy Lawrence series.                                                                                                 Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, call 330-296-2827 (ext. 200)                                                                             Reed Memorial Library is located at 167 E. Main St. Ravenna, OH 44266

 

American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24

Burton-Middlefield American Legion will be hosting pancake & sausage breakfasts on Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24, at 14052 Goodwin St. from 9am-1:30pm. Contact Ron for more information (440) 343-1478

 

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfasts

March 3,10,17 & 24

Pancakes and sausage breakfasts will be held on March 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

at the Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Rd. (Rt. 422), Parkman, Ohio. Adults: $7.50 / Children: $3.00 / Pre-schoolers: Free.  Sponsored by Parkman Chamber of Commerce

 

Craft Show

Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24

There will be a craft show held at Berkshire High School on Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 8am-3pm. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478 for more information.

 

Hollywood Casino

Mar 6

Hollywood Casino Toledo, OH trip, Mar 6 from 8am-7pm. Meet at Aurora City Hall parking lot 15 minutes before departure. $33 fee, $20 in slot play. Please contact Patty Harrington (330) 995-9148 to sign up! You must have a government-issued picture ID in order to receive the incentive.

 

Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Mar 6

The next meeting of the Garrettsville Area Chamber will be held on March 6th at 7:30 am at the Pasta House on Main Street.  Members are encouraged to attend —  guests welcome!

 

Kids Lego Club

Mar 6-27

The Children’s Department of the Burton Public Library will host an after school Lego Club for grades K – 6 every Wednesday afternoon in March.  The club will meet Mar 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.   The club is limited to 25 participants.  Please call the library to sign up:  440-834-4466.

 

March Chamber Luncheon

Mar 7

The Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend their March Chamber Luncheon, held on Mar 7 from 11:30am-1:00pm at The English Pub & Bistro. Cost is $11. Please RSVP by Feb 28 (330) 296-3886

 

Monthly Meeting

Mar 7

The next monthly meeting of the Warren Republican Women’s Club will be held Mar 7, at Cafe 422 at 11:30 am.  Cost is $12.  Guests always welcome with advance reservation.  John King, portraying Abraham Lincoln, will be the guest speaker.  Call Cary Ann at 330-856-5228 for details and/or reservations.

 

Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Mar 7 

The Ravenna Area Chamber will host the Chamber March Luncheon at The English Pub 320 E Main Street Suite 108, Ravenna on March 7, starting at 11:30am.  Cost of the meal will be $11.00 per person.  Debbie Petrone with Schlabig CPA is the featured speaker. Call Executive Director, Jack Ferguson, at 330-296-3886 for more details.

 

An Evening of Wine & Chocolates

Mar 8

Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County presents “An Evening of Wine and Chocolate” on Mar 8 from 4-9 pm. The event will be held at Tiffany’s Banquet Center, 601 Bedford Rd SE, Brookfield, OH. Tickets in advance are $35 per person, $60 per couple, or at the door $40 per person, $65 per couple. For reservations call Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County.

 

Self-Defense Class

Mar 9 

A Self-Defense class will be held  Mar 9 at 10 am at the Burton Public Library. Taught by the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department, this session features a classroom lesson followed by a hands-on practical workshop. For women ages 15 and up, the class is limited to 20 participants.  Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466.

 

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

Mar 9

Portage Faith UMC, 9922 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, invites you to a delicious corned beef & cabbage on Mar 9 from 4:30-7 pm. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children 3-12 and free for children under 3. Dinner also includes dessert and beverage. Carry outs available.

 

Pancakes at Hambden Grange

Mar 10

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

 

Scottish American Society Gathering

Mar 10

The Scottish American Society will be gathering on Mar 10 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. 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. For more information on the Society and its activities, you may refer to our website at: www.scottishamericansociety.org.

 

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Mar 10

Knight Of Columbus Council #3350 will be holding an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Mar 10, from 12:00pm-3:00pm. The dinner will be held at Saints Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner includes spaghetti & meatballs, salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and dessert (Carry out available) Adults:$7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), Children: FREE(5& under).

 

3 on 3 Tournaments

Mar 11

3 on 3 Tournament Notice: Huskies March Madness, Held by the Cardinal Athletic Boosters will be Mar 16. Sign-up deadline Monday March 11th. Event will start at 5pm, at Cardinal Middle School. Download sign-ups and rules at www.Cardinalschools.org. Costs: $5.00 each player…..3-4 player teams

Senior Bingo

Mar 11

Senior Bingo will be starting again on Mar 11 at the Newton Falls Community Center from 5-7pm. Free to all seniors. We have 50/50 and raffle prizes. Come join us and have some fun

 

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Mar 11-15

Join us in celebrating the Irish in us all at the Windham Library, as we make a variety of St Patty’s crafts Mar 11-15.  Crafts are open to all ages during the library’s hours of operation.  For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive.

 

NF Kindergarten & New Student Registration

 Mar 11-15

Registration for children entering the Newton Falls School System for the 2013-2014 school year (including K students and transfer students) will be held: March 11-15 from 8:30-11:30 am & 12:30-2:30 pm each day. You do NOT need an appointment, but please only come during these times.  It is not necessary to bring your child at this time. You should bring the following items with you when registering: Your child’s legal birth certificate, Immunization records, Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill, etc), Child’s Social Security Number, Custody papers (if applicable)

 

Do We Know Dewey?

Mar 12 

Do We Know Dewey? Program will be Mar 12 at 4 pm at the Burton Public Library. The Dewey Decimal System is used by 95% of public and school libraries and is the key to finding the information that you need worldwide.  Designed for ages 10 – 100, this program will serve as an introduction or a refresher course to the Dewey Decimal System.  This will be a fun, hands-on approach with prizes!  Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466.

 

Board of Trustees’ Meeting

March 14

The Portage County District Library Board of Trustees’ regular meeting on March 14, at 5:30 pm at the Windham Branch, 9005 Wilverne Drive, Windham, OH, will allow for the discussion of rehiring the Fiscal Officer upon her retirement with a benefit under the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

 

Windham Athletic Boosters Casino  Bus Trip

March 16

Join the Windham Athletic Boosters as they head to Presque Isle in Erie, PA. All proceeds benefit the building of the baseball / softball field. Trip is March 16th. Bus leaves from Windham High School at 4 pm and returns by 1 am. Cost is $40 per ticket. Each person receives $35 free game play, 50/50 and door prizes.  MUST HAVE DRIVERS LISCENSE TO RECEIVE FREE GAME PLAY.  Please contact Dawn Kilgore at  216-406-0019; Denise Dean at 330-717-1029 or Diana Knight at 330-571-3532

 

Huntsburg Grange Chili Cook-Off

March 16

The annual Huntsburg Grange Chili Cook-Off and Chinese Auction will be held on March 16 from 11:30 to 2:30 in the Huntsburg Gym, located at the intersection of Rt. 322 and Rt. 528 in Huntsburg.Contact Jacquie at 636-5510 to enter or come and vote for the People’s Choice.  Live band, cake walk, games, guest vendors, 50/50 raffle, afghan raffle.  Call 636-5517 for more information.

 

Driver Safety Course

Mar 16

The Light in Kent is sponsoring the AARP/Toyota Driver Safety Course, Mar 16 from 1-3pm. The 4 hour course will be held at 156 N. Water St. in Kent. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members, and is offered to drivers of all ages. Call (330) 818-6913 to register or for more information.

 

Getting Started With Backyard Chickens

Mar 16

Spring is just around the corner, and that means fluffy chicks will soon be arriving in local feed stores.  The Garrettsville Library is pleased to announce a program for prospective chicken owners.  “Getting Started with Backyard Chickens” will be presented on Mar 16 at 11:00 am.  Participants will learn the basics of backyard flock keeping, from setting up the brooder box to maintenance of a mature egg-laying flock.  A take home packet will be provided.  This program is geared towards the egg-laying flock; meat production will not be covered.  Registration is limited, so call early to register for this fun and informative gathering.  Ages 16 and up may attend. The Garrettsville Library is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville Ohio. Call the library at 330-527-4378, or visit online atwww.portagelibrary.org.

 

All You Can Eat Pancakes

Mar 16 & 23

Abundant Life Church of God will be serving a Pancake Breakfast on Mar 16 & 23 from 7-12pm.  Held at 14662 Old State Rd, Middlefield (Rt. 608) just North of Middlefield Village. All you can eat buttermilk pancakes, regular or with blueberries or bananas. Breakfast includes sausage, real Geauga County maple syrup and beverages.  Suggested price is $7.00 and you can add eggs on the side for only $1.00 more. This event is a fundraiser for the summer outreach events for the youth group at the church.  Take out will be available. For further information, please call Sharon 440-693-4000 or Beth 440-668-7573 or visit us on the web at www.middlefieldchurch.com.

 

Roast Beef Dinner

Mar 17

District 2 Association of Chapters Order of the Eastern Star invites you to join; Lou Ann Kilgore’s Famous Roast Beef Dinner will be Mar 17 from 12:30-4:30 pm at Mantua Masonic Center, 10801 John Edward Dr. Donation $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 children 5-12, and under 5 free. Carry outs available. For tickets contact Marilee Louk (330) 527-4090 or (330) 647-3762.

BioBuddies: Eggs Alive!

March 18, 25 & April 1

BioBuddies is a discovery-based program for preschool age children (3-5 years old) to experience the wonders of the natural world around them. The theme this spring is Eggs Alive! Children will explore chickens, eggs and the observation of the life  inside as they incubate eggs and hatch chicks. All sessions meet from 1:00-2:30pm at Hiram College. An adult must attend with participating child. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu (fee: $20 per child).

 

St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild Bake Kolache

Mar 19 & 20

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. The Ladies offer the following fillings: Apricot, Nut and Poppy Seed. To order your taste of Europe, contact Barbara Wolff at 330-872-1951. Pick up times and days will be Mar 19 from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. and Mar 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Brighten your Easter holiday with the flavors and traditions of this tasty pastry native to Czechoslovakia and Poland. If you would like more information about this event, please contact Barbara Wolff at 330-872-1951 or Joanne at 330-872-5742.

 

Oink & Squeal Party

Mar 23

Oink & Squeal Party raffle and Chinese Auction will be Mar 23 at Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St. Doors open at 5pm. Raffle will be at 7pm. Presented the Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459. Admission: nonperishable food item, bath items ot cash donations.  For more info or tickets see and Auxiliary member.

 

Spring Ahead Bazaar

Apr 13

Claridon Girl Scout troop 1324 is looking for crafters and vendors for its 3rd Annual Spring Ahead Bazaar to be held on April 13 from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 322 and Claridon-Troy Rd.. Tables are $20.00 each. For more information and or reservations, please call Dolly at 440-635-1173.

 

Autism 5k and walk

June 15

Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event.  Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.  The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.  The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.

 

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Pancake Breakfast

Sundays

The Newbury Area Kiwanis Club will serve regular, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday morning in Feb at Newbury High School cafeteria. Breakfast includes coffee, orange or apple juice, milk, sausage and locally-produced maple syrup. Cost is $7 for age 13 and up, $4 for ages 3-12 and $23 for a family of up to five members. Proceeds benefit scholarship funds and other community needs. Donations will be accepted for local food bank.

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Contemplative Service

Weds Evenings

The entire community is invited to attend a Contemplative Service on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. The half hour consists of music, silence, and prayer, with Scripture readings and Open Communion for those who wish to partake. It provides a mid-week time for peaceful meditation and reflection. On-site child care is provided. The Mantua Center Christian Church is located at the corner of Mantua Center road and St. Rt. 82, (On the Green, behind the Grange Hall) and is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural significance.

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The Scottish American Society will be gathering on Sunday, February 10th, 2013, from 3:00 to 5:00 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 Bob Morehead speaking to us on Scottish Border Rivers.  Bob is a favorite speaker and the topic is a very interesting one.

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.

For more information on the Society and its activities, you may refer to our website at: www.scottishamericansociety.org.

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Hugh Earnhart,former Lincoln portrayer, prepares for his talk on Lincoln’s birthday to Trumbull retired educators. The  Trumbull Retired Teachers association will meet  February 12 for a noon luncheon at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St, Niles. Hugh Earnhart will be the featured speaker and his topic will be  Abraham Lincoln. Anyone interested in attending should send $11 to Ellen King 7141 Vineland Place; Youngstown, Ohio 44512-4845. Make all checks payable to TRTA.The  Scholarship Committee will sponsor a bake sale at the meeting. Members can also purchase table arrangements with profits donated to Trumbull Mobile Meals , Inc.   The Community Services Committee will collect  used eyeglasses, hearing aids , cell phones, cancelled stamps, candle wax and worsted yarn. For more information visit the web at www.Trumbullrta.blogspot.com  or Facebook at Trumbull Retired Teachers Association.

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Contemplative Service

Weds Evenings

The entire community is invited to attend a Contemplative Service on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. The half hour consists of music, silence, and prayer, with Scripture readings and Open Communion for those who wish to partake. It provides a mid-week time for peaceful meditation and reflection. On-site child care is provided. The Mantua Center Christian Church is located at the corner of Mantua Center road and St. Rt. 82, (On the Green, behind the Grange Hall) and is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural significance.

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Portage County Gardeners Clubs

Join Today

The Portage County Gardeners would like to invite you to join their clubs in 2013. Programs, workshops, field trips, crafts and friendship are just some of the reasons for joining a club. Four clubs within Portage County Gardeners have open membership. Please contact, President Helena Parry at 330-673-0577 for more information and to find a club right for you.

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We Need Your Help!

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

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We Need Your Help!

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

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PCDL Holiday Hours

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

 

We Need Your Help!

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

 

God Provides Free Meal

Dec. 21

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

 

Longest Night Service

Dec. 21

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

 

Live Nativity

Dec. 22 & 23

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

 

Christmas Eve Services

Dec. 23

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

 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Dec 23

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

 

Community Christmas Eve Service

Dec. 23

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

 

Hiram Fire Association Santa Claus

Dec. 23

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

 

“The Hope of Christmas”

Dec. 23

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

 

Christmas Services at Burton Congregational Church

Dec. 23 & 24

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

 

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Dec. 24

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

 

Christmas Services

Dec. 24 & 25

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

 

Coffee With The Birds

Dec. 29

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

 

New Year’s Eve Dance

Dec. 31

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

 

New Year’s Services

Dec. 31 & Jan. 1

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

 

 

 

Chamber Coffee Network Meeting

 Jan. 3 

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

 

Winter Storytime Registration

Jan 7

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

Public Meeting

Jan. 10

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

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Jan. 13 & 27

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

 

Getting Ahead Workshop

Jan. 15

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

 

 

Chicken & Dumplings Dinner

Jan. 19

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

 

Looking For Our Next Grand Marshall

Due by Feb. 8 

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

 

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PCDL Holiday Hours

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

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Shop Local

There is a new boutique in the area; you can find the cutest place for Christmas giving at the Renaissance Family Center. The boutique just received estate jewelry with jewelry from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Come see the boutique; all proceeds go for programs provided at the Center. 

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Shop Local

There is a new boutique in the area; you can find the cutest place for Christmas giving at the Renaissance Family Center. The boutique just received estate jewelry with jewelry from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Come see the boutique all proceeds go for programs provided at the Center. 

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Food Donations Wanted

ASAP

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

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Food Donations Wanted

ASAP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
Oct. 27
There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off of St.Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and will serve until 6:30 unless food runs out. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread , coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for kids. Takeouts are available. We will also have a bake sale and craft table.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public Observing Night
Oct. 20
Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will host a public observing night from 8:00 to 10:00 PM seeking out gems of the Milky Way, such as the Ring Nebula – M57 and the Hercules star cluster M13. Viewers will also get a peek at another galaxy –Andromeda– through the impressive Cooley Telescope. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. Good sky conditions are critical to viewing; for updates and more information, see the observatory’s Web site: StephensObservatory.org or “@StephensObs” on Twitter. No reservations are required and there is no admission fee for observatory public nights. Cloudy skies at the starting time cancel the event and, in that case, the observatory will not open. There is no parking at the Observatory. Visitors may park on permissible side streets or in the nearby parking lot of Harrison’s Hideaway Convenience Store, 6821 Wakefield Road, a short distance east of the observatory.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Look, Lunch and Listen Features Nature Photography
Oct. 24
Join us on, Oct. 24 for a wonderful photographic journey through the seasons in Northeast Ohio with nature photographer Bruce Mack.  Mack is a well-known local photographer and member of the Cleveland Metroparks Photography Club. Mack not only shares his wonderful photos but also teaches others through local park programs on the finer points of taking photos of nature subjects, especially flowers. Programs begin at Noon in the Eykyn Room. Bring your lunch; coffee will be provided. All welcome. The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland next to West Geauga High School. The phone number is 440-729-4250.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
Oct. 27
There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off of St.Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and will serve until 6:30 unless food runs out. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread , coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for kids. Takeouts are available. We will also have a bake sale and craft table.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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