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Mantua’s Art on the Hill & Wine Tasting Seeking Artists

The festival will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10am-6pm. Each year, "Art on the Hill & Wine Tasting" attracts over 70 artisans from the northeast Ohio area as well as from the nearby states of Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan. This is an excellent opportunity to sell and display your handmade works of art!

Upcoming Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull

American Legion Breakfast Mondays Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.  Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188. Community Center Closed For Winter There will be no more Community Center days at the old Mantua Center School until March.  The committee thanks all those who have come this past year,  adnd wishes...

Upcoming Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull

Volunteers Wanted Coleman Adult Day Services looking for volunteers to work with seniors that attend in Ravenna. Socialization, play games and help with activities, share your time. Please contact Madeline Activity Director (330) 296-3214 American Legion Breakfast Mondays Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. NOTE: There will be no Monday Breakfast Dec.22. we will be...

Birding in Portage County for the Average Guy/Gal

Ravenna - Come join Portage Park District volunteer Naturalist Joe Malmisur and Dr. Sarah Maybe on Monday Dec 8th for the second in the Park District’s birding in Portage County series. It doesn’t matter if you did not attend the first session, we will be reviewing what we covered on Nov 10th.  The second session will focus on bird...

Upcoming Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull

American Legion Breakfast Mondays Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188. Community Center Closed For Winter There will be no more Community Center days at the old Mantua Center School until March.  The committee thanks all those who have come this past year,  adnd wishes...

Whispers from the Woods

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

Can You Hear What I Hear?

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

Upcoming Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull Counties

American Legion Breakfast Mondays Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188. Community Center Closed For Winter There will be no more Community Center days at the old Mantua Center School until March.  The committee thanks all those who have come this past year,  adnd wishes...

Upcoming Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull Counties

American Legion Breakfast Mondays Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188. Winter Clothing Drive Now Coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc. will be gladly accepted at Life Church Assembly of God, 10280 St. Rt. 88, Garrettsville, across from JAG Schools. All donations will be delivered to The...

Upcoming Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull Counties

American Legion Breakfast Mondays Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188. Community Center in Mantua Open Tuesdays The Community Center at Mantua Center meets Tuesdays in the cafeteria wing of the old Mantua Center School, on Center Road just north of SR 82.  Doors open at...

Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull Counties

American Legion Breakfast Mondays Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188. Community Center in Mantua Open Tuesdays The Community Center at Mantua Center meets Tuesdays in the cafeteria wing of the old Mantua Center School, on Center Road just north of SR 82.  Doors open at...

Upcoming Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull

American Legion Breakfast Mondays Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188. After School Crafts After school crafts at Renaissance Center in Windham in the game room. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Fall crafts made during October. Softball Player Wanted Thunder Elite 10u out of Trumbull County...

Upcoming Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull Counties

Free Senior Yoga FREE Yoga and Exercise get together for Seniors.  Once a month. At Hiram College.   Call Joseph, 330 569 3376 American Legion Breakfast Mondays Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188. After School Crafts After school crafts at Renaissance Center in Windham in the...

Experience the Outdoors

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

We’re All Invited!

Looking for Swim Lessons for Your Children? Well look no further than Hiram College.  Missed the start of our first session?  Have no fear as every five weeks begins a new opportunity for the community’s youth to participate in the Hiram College Water Dog Swim Lessons.  Get lessons from the colleges finest once a week for a five week period. ...

Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull

Looking for Swim Lessons for Your Children? Well look no further than Hiram College.  Missed the start of our first session?  Have no fear as every five weeks begins a new opportunity for the community’s youth to participate in the Hiram College Water Dog Swim Lessons.  Get lessons from the colleges finest once a week for a five week period. ...

Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull

Help JAG Elementary PTO turn Trash in Cash The JAG Elementary PTO is collecting used ink and laser cartridges, old cell phones and small electronics.  If you are just throwing these items away, let our organization recycle them for you to help raise money for our students.  There will be  collection bins at JAG Elementary School, Middle School, Board Office...

Portage Parks Educational Programs and Hikes 

Discover the Crooked River -  9/6/14 9:00am - 2:00pm Join a Park District volunteer naturalist on a leisurely float down the Cuyahoga River enjoying the last days of summer. Meet at Camp Hi and we will be shuttled to Eldon Russell Park and make our way down to Camp Hi looking for kingfishers, beaver, and maybe a river otter. Please...

Tickets on Sale Now For “Murder at the Pigskin Party”

Garrettsville – The Friends of Melana is delighted to announce its hosting of the Murder at the Pigskin Party event, a benefit dinner in memory of Melana Matson of Garrettsville, whose life was claimed at age nine by a cancerous glioma brain tumor.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of Melana, an affiliate of the Children’s Glioma Cancer...

Mantua Farmer’s Market Runs Through September

The Mantua Farmer's Market sponsored by Christ Lutheran Church would like to thank all the vendors who have participated thus far.  The market continues on Saturdays until September 27th with room for more vendors.  Price is $5.00 per date with all vendor fees going into the church's Handicapped Entrance Fund.  This project was recently completed and is a great...

Fall Avant-Garde Craft Show is Popping Up in Chagrin Falls

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

Hiram Community Chorus Begins Fall Season

Attention area singers!

Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull Counties

Help JAG Elementary PTO turn Trash in Cash The JAG Elementary PTO is collecting used ink and laser cartridges, old cell phones and small electronics.  If you are just throwing these items away, let our organization recycle them for you to help raise money for our students.  There will be  collection bins at JAG Elementary School, Middle School, Board Office...

Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull

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

Dr. Warren to speak at Women’s Equality Day

Kent - Dr. Beverly J. Warren, president of Kent State University, will speak at the Women's Equality Day celebration organized by the League of Women Voters of Kent and the KSU Women’s Center on Monday, Aug. 25, 4:30 p.m. at The Overlook, 1519 Overlook Road, Kent. The League will also announce the establishment of the Helen Dix Scholarship for non-traditional...

Self-Guided Walk At Pricetown Cemetery

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

Are You Our Alumni?

If you attended James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation.... you are! JAG Alumni are cordially invited to the James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20, 2014 at JamesA. Garfield Elementary School. The banquet is a wonderful opportunity to reacquaint with past classmates, enjoy...

Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull

Praise & Worship Service Saturdays Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturday’s from 7-8pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! Call 330-898-2156 for more info.   2015 Calendars Available The Newton Township Cemetery Association calendar for 2015, featuring photos of the tornado damage that destroyed property thirty years ago in Newton Falls, may be purchased from Art Effects, Newton...

5K Race at the Arsenal

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

Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull

Inviteds are a free service for non-profit organizations and will run as space permits. PLEASE NOTE you may be asked to provide proof of Not for Profit Status.

Upcoming Events at Portage Parks

Butterfly Hike: · Annual Butterfly Count for Towner’s Woods, conducted by the “Chrysalis in Time” the Northeast Ohio Chapter of NABA (North American Butterfly Association). 10:00 a.m. August 23rd. ·  Led by Judy Semroc and Larry Rosche, naturalists with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History · Collect and learn about butterflies as well as dragonflies and other interesting nature finds · If you...

Community Events in Portage, Trumbull, and Geauga

2014 Balloon-A-Fair Seeking Parade Entries  Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Ravenna Pride In The Sky”.  Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 20, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. All units must have a 2014 parade application on file.  The...

Upcoming Community Events in Portage, Trumbull, and Geauga

2014 Balloon-A-Fair Seeking Parade Entries  Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Ravenna Pride In The Sky”.  Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 20, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. All units must have a 2014 parade application on file.  The...

Upcoming Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull

2014 Balloon-A-Fair Seeking Parade Entries  Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Ravenna Pride In The Sky”.  Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 20, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. All units must have a 2014 parade application on file.  The...

Plan to Attend the Antique Power & Steam Exhibition

Friday, July 25, is a preview and set-up day with reduced admission. Show hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.each day. Admission is $2 Friday and $6 Saturday and Sunday. For more information please contact (440) 669-2578, (330) 544-4438, or www.historicalengine.org. This event is held in cooperation with the Geauga County Historical Society.

Step into the “Little Shop of Horrors” this weekend in Garrettsville

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

Upcoming Community Events

“Run of the Ox” 5K Run/Walk & 1M Fun Walk Be a part of this year’s 5K Run/Walk or 1M Fun Walk at St. Joseph’s Annual Ox Roast Fair!!! Race will take place on Saturday morning of the fair, July 19th. Registration is at 7:00 a.m. in front of the church and the race begins at 8:00 a.m. Out &...

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Feline Spay and Neuter Clinic In an effort to help with the growing cat problem in Portage County, Rose's Rescue along with the Portage Co Dog Warden's Office will be hosting an all cat spay and neuter clinic on Tuesday July 15, 2014. The cost per spay or neuter will be $20 per cat. An appointment is required.  The $20...

Upcoming Community Events

2014 Balloon-A-Fair Seeking Parade Entries Ravenna - Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Ravenna Pride In The Sky”.  Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 20, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. All units must have a 2014 parade application on...

Author David Giffels Headlines Western Reserve Book Festival, a Celebration of Area Literature

Hiram - Author and longtime Akron Beacon Journal columnist David Giffels will headline the first Western Reserve Book Festival at Hiram College on June 21, 2014. The event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kennedy Center, will celebrate literature of Ohio’s Western Reserve, hosting dozens of area authors of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young adult and...

Library Book Sale at the Garrettsville Library

Garrettsville - The Friends of the Garrettsville Library announce a book sale (in the meeting room) at the Garrettsville Branch of the Portage County District Library June 16 – 21, during library hours. All proceeds from the book sale go to the Friends of the Garrettsville Library which helps fund collection development, programs for the public, and other things...

R-Town Celebrates Business After Hours

Author Fred Tribuzzo to Appear at Village Bookstore American Sky by Fred Tribuzzo acknowledges the 1960s Pan Am glamour of pilots, but also pulls off the Ray-Bans to reveal the grittier, elbow-deep-in-the-engine world of small plane aviation. It’s easy to imagine the characters brushing dirt off their hands or cleaning grease off their fingers before sitting down to a runway-side...

Upcoming Community Events in Portage, Trumbull, and Geauga

#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book Contents of the book will include: History of the development of Main Street area of the fire, compiled memories from the public, Main Street on fire, Recovery, Rebuild. Send your info and pictures to Nelson United Methodist Church% Pam Montgomery, PO Box 210 Garrettsville, OH 44231.   Players needed for Hiram Community Band Once again, the Hiram Community Band...

Free Quarterly Water Monitoring

Shalersville - Free well water monitoring will be conducted  at 3:15 P.M.,  Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Sand Hill Stable on State Route 303, just west of the 303/44  intersection. Participants are asked to arrive as close to 3:15 as possible. Trained water monitors from Concerned Citizens Ohio will test for chemicals and salts that can show possible contamination from...

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District Needs You!

Interested in taking a peek at aquatic critters, such as crayfish, dragonflies, water pennies, and caddisflies, which live in our local streams?  How about interacting with other individuals who share an interest in nature?  Then grab your water shoes and join the Millennium Youth Conservationists (MYC) team!  The MYC team will use kick seines, sediment sticks, pH test kits,...

Upcoming Community Events

Community EMS District to  Host Parade and Open House Community EMS District is hosting a parade, open house and health fair on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The parade will kick off at 12:00 p.m. from the James A. Garfield High School, and travel down South Street to State Street, then conclude at the Community EMS station on Forest Street, where...

Bookmark THIS!

Garrettsville - The Friends of the Garrettsville Library (PCDL) met recently—May 13—to confirm the dates of the next Big Book Sale, which will be held from June 16 to June21.  Monday , June 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 will be the Preview Event for Friends members ( to pick up hot titles on their must-read lists).  The public can...

Upcoming Community Events

#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book Contents of the book will include: History of the development of Main Street area of the fire, compiled memories from the public, Main Street on fire, Recovery, Rebuild. Send your info and pictures to Nelson United Methodist Church% Pam Montgomery, PO Box 210 Garrettsville, OH 44231.   Start Something Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently in...

Upcoming Community Events

Women’s Getaway Weekend at Camp Whitewood All women 18 and older are welcome to attend a women’s getaway weekend at Camp Whitewood in Windsor, Ohio June 6-8th. Dr. Seuss is this year’s theme with lots of fun-filled activities.  Come to relax and meet new friends.  There will be a tour of Amish stores on Friday, classes in stained glass and  glass...

Mantua Farmers Market Info

A new sponsor will lead the Mantua Farmer's Market this year.  The Women's Guild of Christ Lutheran Church of Mantua has undertaken the market as a fundraiser for their Handicapped Entrance Project.  The Plant Sale to begin the year will be held at Christ Lutheran Church at 10827 North Main Street (St. Rt. 44), Mantua  on May 24, 2014...