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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!

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Breakfasts at Post 674
Mondays
American Legion Post 674 will be having breakfast every Monday from 7 am to 11 am
price is $6.00 .  Eggs, biscuits and gravy ,french toast, omlets, pancakes, bacon, sausage. and toast  9960 E Center  St (SR 303) Windham ,Oh

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Breakfasts at Post 674
Mondays
American Legion Post 674 will be having breakfast every Monday from 7 am to 11 am
price is $6.00 .  Eggs, biscuits and gravy ,french toast, omlets, pancakes, bacon, sausage. and toast  9960 E Center  St (SR 303) Windham ,Oh

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All Marched Out
Call Now
The Marching Pride is  selling the old band uniforms.  If you are a member past, present  or just a fan of the band the cost is $50.00. Please contact Judy Huehner for more information @ 330-687-0630 Grab your piece of history before they are all gone.

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All Marched Out
Call Now
The Marching Pride is  selling the old band uniforms.  If you are a member past, present  or just a fan of the band the cost is $50.00. Please contact Judy Huehner for more information @ 330-687-0630 Grab your piece of history before they are all gone.

Ravenna Freewill Baptist Church
Visit Now
Looking for a church to worship and praise God? Come and meet everyone at the Ravenna Freewill Baptist Church, 1000 Park Ave. Ravenna. Sunday school 10 am, Morning worship 11 am, and evening worship 6:30 pm.

Hiram Wind Ensemble
Tues & Thurs
The Hiram Wind Ensemble is looking for Brass players. Do you play trumpet, French horn, trombone, or tuba? if so, WE NEED YOU! Haven’t played for a while? we accept students at all ability levels. Community members welcome too. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 5:45pm in Frohring Recital Hall in the music building. We have instruments available for you to use. Email Professor Young if interested @youngke@hiram.edu woodwinds and percussionists are also welcome.

“5th Quarter”
Friday nights
Please join us for the 5th Quarter after EVERY James A. Garfield football game at the Numa Cafe inside the Lifechurch across from JAG High School. Come in to get coffee or hot chocolate and wait for your student to get back from the games in a warm inviting atmosphere. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the GARFIELD MVP CAMERA FUND

Plat Directories
Available now
2012 Geauga County Plat Directories are now available at the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District office!  Long-awaited and hot off the presses, these detailed reference books provide information including properties, ownership and acreage and are available for $30.  For more information or to purchase a plat book, stop by the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District at 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, Ohio 44021 or call 440-834-1122.

Windham Free Community Dinner
Sept 13
A free  community dinner  will be served Sept 13,  at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main St. Windham.  It will feature “Chicken Suzzane.” The dinner will be served  from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., while supply lasts.   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.

Mantua Story Time
Beginning Sept 13
Story Time for Children ages 2-5 (parents and younger siblings welcome) Beginning Thursday September 13th and each Thursday, unless Crestwood schools are closed. We provide an hour of stories, crafts, music, movement, and social interaction. No need to sign up or register, just come every week.  Mantua Center Christian Church 4118 State Route 82, Mantua (At the corner of S. R. 82 and Mantua Center Road)

Fish Fry
Sept 14
Garrettsville Eagles fish fry. Sept 14 4-7:30. To go orders welcome. (330) 527-2330

Mantua Legion #193 Monthly Soup Supper Rescheduled
Rescheduled for Sept 14
Mantua Legion and Auxiliary #193 has rescheduled its monthly soup supper to Sept 14 at 6:00 pm. The cost for soup, salad and dessert is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Open to public.

Come Fly with Us
Sept 15
Everyone is invited to spend an hour or spend the day on Sept 15th creating memories with family and friends getting back to basics with some kite flying!  Members of the O.S.E.K. (Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites) will be at Overlook Park, St. Rt. 168, Parkman from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.with their specialty kites and a Make It-Take It workshop for the kids.  Parkman Boy Scout Troop 76 will have refreshments for sale throughout the day.  We’ll have sprint races for all ages, a patriotic fly at noon and our DJ will be there with some fun tunes for all to enjoy.

Marching Pride On-the-road
Sept 15 & 22
The Marching Pride will be taking the show on the road over the next few weeks. The next show is September 15 when the Pride will attend the University of Akron Band Day where the Pride will march with Akron Zips band at halftime. The third show is on September 22 at 7 pm at Aurora. Come out and cheer on your MARCHING PRIDE!

Rusyn Day Picnic
Sept 15
The Cleveland Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society is sponsoring its 8th annual Rusyn Day Picnic, or Vatra, on Sept.15 from Noon to 8 pm. There will be ethnic food, music, folk dancing, genealogy and sales. It will be held at the Shrine of Mariapoch, 17486 Mumford Road, Burton which is north of Route 422. It will be held rain or shine and there is free admission. All are welcome. For more info, call Bonnie at (440) 729-2045 or Jim at (330) 544-0107.

DTJ Clambake
Sept 16
Serving 1-3 pm by reservation only $25 per bake, extra clams $8 per dozen. Hot dogs, chips and pop available for children for $3.50. Czech beer is available at the bar. For reservations call Bruce (440) 543-8494

Sandy Glass in Concert
Sept. 16
You are cordially invited to join us a the Nelson UMC, Sept. 16 to experience the gospel music of Sandy Glass. The church is located on Nelson Circle, 9367 St. Rt. 305 in Garrettsville. The concert will be held 8am-10:30am. Come one and all to hear the message through music.

Contra Dance
Sept 17
Chagrin Falls Contra Dance. September 17th at the Chagrin Falls
Township Hall (83 North Main Street).  A lively and lovely dance to folk music.  Live music performed. Lesson at 7:30pm.  Dance 8-10:30pm.  Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

Loaves and Fishes Dinner
Sept 18
Covenant Bible Fellowship (8146 High St., Garrettsville) invites you to share in our Loaves and Fishes Dinner on Sept. 18 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The menu will be Sausage Sandwiches, French Fries, Corn on the Cob and Jell-O. There are no income restrictions. If you should have any further questions, please contact our office at 330.527.4205. We look forward to serving you!

Rummage & Bake Sale
Sept 19
The Southington UMC Day Circle, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington will be having a rummage & bake sale Sept 19 from 9am-4pm. Lunch of homemade soup, sandwiches, drinks and desserts will be served. Carry outs available. Bag date will be Sept 20 from 9am-11am.

Monthly Meeting
Sept 20
The retirees of Local 2243 U.S.W.A. Copperweld Sreel Co. will have their regular monthly meeting on Sept 20 at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall, 684 North Park Ave. in Warren.

Parkman Schools
Sept 20
Parkman Historical Society presents Parkman Schools from the years 1901 to 1914 Sept. 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community House on St. Rt. 422 in Parkman, Ohio

Southern Gospel Concert
Sept 21
Down Home Gospel Presents Southern Gospel Concert at Akron Free Will Baptist 1802 Eastwood Ave Akron, Ohio. 7:00pm – 9:00pm Sept 21.  Doors open 6:15pm. Host Group: Down Home Gospel Q.T. / Akron, OH. Guest Group: Road Less Traveled. / West Hamlin, WV. & Church Talent. Love offering will be taken! For more information call 330 256 3114

Hot Dog Buffet
Sept 21
Join us September 21st from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm for a HOT DOG
BUFFET!  With over a dozen dog toppings, baked beans and potato salad, it’s a perfect way to kick off football night or celebrate after the game!  Kids $2.50; Adults $5.00 or All You Can Eat for only $8.00.  Carry out available too.  Help us raise money for the Security Camera project at JA Garfield, the 2013 Scholarship Fund, and more. Join us at Life Church AG, 10280 State Route 88, Garrettsville, OH (across from JAG High School).

Firehouse BBQ Chicken Dinner
Sept 22
Firehouse BBQ Chicken Dinner will be held Sept 22 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Middlefield UMC. Menu includes ½ grilled chicken basted with fireman’s famous recipe sauce, red skin potatoes, baked beans, salad bar, dessert and beverages. Tickets at the door $12. Children 7 & under eat free with a hot dog meal. The church is located at 14999 South State Ave Middlefield. For more info call (440) 632-0480

Special Service
Sept 22
The Rev. Samuel Goebel will minister at special services at the Freedom Community Center, 8940 state Route 700, Freedom Township. The services will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22, and 11 a.m. & Sept. 23. Goebel, the former pastor of the Family of Jesus Fellowship in Ravenna, will preach the uncompromising truth of God’s Word. For more, visit www.bethelspringsfellowship.org

Equinox Program
Sept 22
Autumn has slowly been painting her way across Northeast Ohio, but the first day of fall isn’t officially recognized until the Autumn Equinox of September 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Observatory Park, 10610 Clay Street, Montville Township. Registration is not required for this program, which is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 22
Spaghetti Dinner including salad, bread, beverage, and dessert.Sept.22 from 4-6 pm. At Newton Falls United Methodist Church: 336 Ridge Road. Cost:  Free Will Donation

Community Day
Sept. 22
Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 14780 Mayfield Rd, E. Claridon. From 2-7pm, enjoy a picnic dinner, free entertainment for all ages, worship 101, Raffles, corn hole tournament, bounce house and slide, sumo suits, Velcro wall, guessing games and pie auction. Call (440) 635-4744 for more details

Gospel Fest
Sept. 23
The Christian Life Center will host a Gospel Fest on September 23, 2012 at 3:30pm. The church is located at 5931 Rhodes Road Kent. (Church behind Gabriel Brothers) Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The Gospel Fest will showcase several local groups.  Interested groups can call the church for an application.  The Gospel Fest is free and open to the public, although a freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church invites the community to “come out and enjoy some good Gospel music and fellowship.” For more information, please contact CLC Church Administrator, Deborah Sunderland at clckent@yahoo.com or call the church office at 330-678-9234. The church office hours; Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM.

Basket-Making Event
Sept 24
N. Bloomfield Historical Society is hosting a basket-making event on Sept 24 from 5-8pm. In the town hall on the common at the intersection of SR 45 & 87. Participants will make a jelly basket with handle in walnut color. $20 per person. RSVP by Sept 19. Kathy (440) 685-4425 or Liz (440) 685-4582 for reservations.

Hubs Square Dance Class
Sept 24
Fun + Friendship + Fitness!  That’s Western-Style Square Dancing. The Hubs Square Dance Club is now accepting reservations for new dancers.  Beginner Dances, with the first night free, will begin on Sept. 24 at Bainbridge Community Church, Rt 306, just south of Rt. 422 from 7 to 9:30 pm. We’ve been dancing since 1970 and invite all ages to participate in square dancing. Get out of the Rut! To register or for more information  call 330-562-8719 or 330-842-1171.

Fall Fish Sale
Sept. 24
The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Fall Fish Sale is right around the corner!  We are currently taking orders for fingerling-size largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill/sunfish mix, minnows, white amurs, and yellow perch.  The Fish Sale will be held on Sept. 25 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Sept. 24th.  Please visit the district website at www.geaugaswcd.com or call (440) 834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.

Getting Ahead Workshop
Starting Sept 25
Getting Ahead is a 10-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 both for 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 Sept. 25, at The Salvation Army in Ravenna, located at 268 W. Main St. For more information call (330)296-7371 or visit www.empowerportage.com.

Networking Group
Sept 26
On September 26, noon-1pm, the Portage Christian Business Networking Group will meet for the first time 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

Free Community Dinner
Sept 27
QUESTION: Who has the best food, a free drawing, music and a fun family evening for FREE? ANSWER: The Free Community Dinner at the Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio, Sept 27th. Time is 5-6:30 pm.

Girls Youth Basketball
Sept 28
Registration for Girls Youth Basketball is held through September 28.  Teams will be formed by the following grades: 1-3, 4-6 (depending upon sign-ups).  Practices and games are held at various schools in Ravenna.  Practices will begin in late October; games are held November to January.  Ravenna city taxpayer fee is $40; non-city taxpayer fee is $48.  For information & registration stop in at Ravenna Parks & Recreation Department at 530 North Freedom St., or call (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 pm.

Inspired by Nature” Necklace Workshop
Sept. 28
Come to the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Rt. 87), Newbury/Russell Townships from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept 28. A fee of $12 covers materials and instruction; however, if you have clay tools and ceramic tile on which to work, please bring them. Registration is required at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516 for this program, which is suitable for those age 10 or older and wheelchair/stroller accessible.

NGCC Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 29
Please join the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard for an All- You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction on Saturday, September 29th.  Dinner will be served from 4:00-7:00pm at the Nelson Community House.  The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, homemade rolls, dessert and beverage.  The admission price includes 1 free ticket for the Chinese Auction.  The cost is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 3-12 years old and children under 3 years old eat free.  All proceeds to benefit the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard to further our mission to “Shut The Door On Hunger” in our community.

Youth Sportsfest
Sept 29
The Trumbull County 4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers Club will host a free NRA Youth Sportsfest on Sept. 29 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Fish & Game Club of Vienna on SR 193 across from the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport.  The purpose of this event is to teach basic gun & archery safety, demystify firearms by providing hands-on experience, and provide an enjoyable learning experience to all youth ages 9 to 18 years old.  Pre-registration before SEPTEMBER 24 is required at (330) 898-4486 or email at larrybeard@aol.com.  Parents must sign a release.  No guns owned by the participants are to be brought to this event!!

“Living well with Fibromyalgia”
Sept 29
A free forum, “Living Well With Fibromyalgia,” co-sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and UH Geauga Medical Center, will offer more information about fibromyalgia while exploring management strategies and treatment options. The forum will be held, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Sisters of Notre Dame Auditorium, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon, a continental breakfast will be available. Parking is in two adjacent lots and some walking is required. Pre-registration is required due to limited space. Register online at http://chardonfibroforum.kintera.org OR call 800-245-2275, ext. 6437.

Craft Show
Sept 29
The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Ravenna is hosting their annual craft show on Saturday, September 29, from 9 am to 3 pm at 420 S. Prospect St in Ravenna.    There will be a variety of vendors attending with soaps, jewelry, quilts, Avon, Tupperware, gift boxes, and many other types of crafts all at reasonable prices.   There will be a bake sale and a lunch counter that will offer delicious food items for lunch and snacking.     A raffle will be held with gifts donated by all the vendors at 2:45 pm.  The tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5.

Nature Break: Women’s Retreat
Sept. 29
A Women’s Retreat will be held on Sept 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bass Lake Preserve Lodge, 11445 Lakeview Drive, Munson Township
During the retreat, find sessions in canoeing on Bass Lake, yoga in a natural setting, geocaching and art with recycled materials. Bring a matt for yoga, too. Registration and a fee of $6 are required at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516 for this program, which is suitable for adult women and partially wheelchair accessible, as some activities may be off trail. Lunch will be provided by Zeppe’s Tavern & Pizzeria.

VFW Huge Rummage Sale
Sept. 29
9:00 am – 4:00 pm VFW Post 1055, Ravenna; 6000 New Milford Road.  Household Items, Hunting/Fishing/Camping Gear, Tools/Cake Decorating Supplies, You Name It, We’ll Have It! Lunch and homemade baked goods available. Want to rent a table? Hurry they go fast! Call (330) 931-8910

Chicken Roast
Sept 29
Windham American Legion Post 674 S.A.L. Chicken Roasts will be Sept 8 & 29 from 3-8 pm. $8 per chicken. Side dishes are available from the Lady’s Auxiliary.

Burton Art Show
Entry Date: Oct. 1
The Friends of the Burton Public Library are looking for entries for the 2012 Burton Art Show to be held October 9-14 at the Burton Public Library, Burton, Ohio. Entry Date Oct. 1, 6-8p.m.at the Burton Public Library. FEES:  $5.00 (nonrefundable) per item entered; maximum of 3 items per artist  Artists (16 yrs. & older) that live, work, or attend school in Geauga or Lake counties are invited to submit their work.  Entry forms are available at all public libraries in Geauga and Lake Counties and also online at www.burton.lib.oh.us.  For more information call Kathy Schaefer at 440-834-4466.

Harvest Moon Pig Roast and Chinese Auction
Oct .6
Event will be held at the Nelson Community Center on Oct 6, from 2-6 pm. Admission is a family-sized covered dish or donation of $7 per person. Contact Terry Allen (330) 527-4645 or go to pixleypark.org for more info.

Master Gardeners Volunteers
Oct. 6
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. this is the time to buy and plant bulbs.  Master Gardener Casey Judd will discuss bulbs that bloom in each season. Light refreshments and handouts included in $15 fee.  Call 440-834-4656 to register. Class will be held at the  Patterson Center on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, OH 44021.

Tickled Pink Shopping Extravaganza
Oct. 6
Fall is in the air and that means that the holiday season can’t be far behind!  Get a jump on your holiday gift shopping at the Friends of WomenSafe Tickled Pink Shopping Extravaganza.  For the low admission price of $1.00 (children under 12 free) on October 6, 2012. You’ll have the chance to win great items at the Chinese Auction or cash from the 50/50 Raffle!  The Coffee Corner in Burton will be serving reasonably priced sandwiches, cookies and beverages.  Shopping hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kent State University Geauga Campus, 14111 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton.  Although space is limited, there is still room available for vendors.  Call Amanda at #440-413-6637 for more information. Proceeds from this event go to support the important work of WomenSafe, which has been serving families throughout Northeast Ohio for over 30 years.  Friends of WomenSafe, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with the sole mission of generating unrestricted funds for WomenSafe, is proud to host this exciting sale.

Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 6 & 7
We would like to invite you to attend our country festival. We are located in Huntsburg, Ohio in Geauga County at the intersections of State Routes 322 & 528. We are celebrating our 43rd year.There is no entrance fee and all of our contests, entertainment and attractions are free.  We offer free parking and a free shuttle service from the parking areas to the Festival grounds 10:00 am till 6:00 pm

Oktoberfest/Polka Mass
Oct. 7
Mass will be held at noon. Dinner, dance and family fun will be at 1:30pm. Dinner reservations required. Tickets on sale thru 9/30 after mass. Dinner dance $10, takeout dinners $8, kids meal $5. For reservations call DeAnna (440) 758-2028 or Karen (440) 233-4700. St. Edward Church-Parkman. No reservations needed for mass

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.
Vendors Needed
Oct 13
The annual Fall Bazaar will be held at Burton Congregational Church from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 13.  Craft vendors are welcome to reserve a table.  The cost is $20.  To reserve a table, call Kathy Uncapher at 440-834-1172.  The church is also accepting rummage sale items (no clothing), which may be dropped off at the church from 9 until noon on Mondays through Thursdays or on Sunday mornings.   Donations of crafts of any kind may also be dropped off at the church at these times.  Donations of baked goods may be brought to the church on October 12 or 13.   The Burton Congregational Church is located at 14558 W. Park Street in Burton Village.  The church phone number is 440-834-4495

64th Annual Apple Butter Festival
Oct. 13 & 14
The 64th Annual Apple Butter Festival comes to Century Village Museum Oct. 13 and 14. This year, for the first time, fans of this Geauga County tradition will be able to compete for the titles of festival King and Queen. The 2012 Apple Butter Festival is sponsored in part by Geauga Bow. Hours for the festival are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12. Festival organizers are still looking for volunteer stirrers. Anyone interested in helping should contact the Geauga County Historical Society office at 440-834-1492.

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.

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.

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New Classes At GLTG

Registering Now

Geauga Lyric Theater Guild. In the after-school class “Ipaint” and  “American Tall Tales” as well as Over 20 Classes in the arts for youth through adults are being presented this season. For a full listing go to www.geaugatheater.org, or call the business office at 440-285-7701. Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water Street in Chardon, and the Arts Center is across the street at 106 Water Street.

 

Newton Falls Season Passes

On Sale Now

Tickets are on sale at the Superintendent’s Office, located at 909½ Milton Blvd., for the upcoming Newton Falls Tiger Football Season from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The cost for reserved season passes for 5 home games is $40.00.  Also available, are 10-game passes for adults for $50.00, and student 10-game passes for $30.00.  These 10-game passes are good for any varsity event, i.e., volleyball, soccer, football, basketball or track. Family passes are also available.

 

All Marched Out

Call Now

The Marching Pride are selling the old band uniforms.  If you are a member past, present  or just a fan of the band the cost is $50.00. Please contact Judy Huehner for more information @ 330-687-0630 Grab your piece of history before they are all gone.

See something you’ll never forget, then notice it for years to come – guaranteed!

Witness the annual phenomenon of hundreds of chimney swifts swirling tornado-like and then plummeting into an old chimney en route to South America – an unforgettable spectacle by all accounts.

The Bird Tornado Strikes Again will be presented on Wednesday, September 5th at the Chardon Square Gazebo  and on September 12th at the Burton Square Gazebo.  Both programs will take place  from  7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

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New Classes At GLTG

Registering Now

Geauga Lyric Theater Guild. In the after-school class “Ipaint” and  “American Tall Tales” as well as Over 20 Classes in the arts for youth through adults are being presented this season. For a full listing go to www.geaugatheater.org, or call the business office at 440-285-7701. Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water Street in Chardon, and the Arts Center is across the street at 106 Water Street.

 

Newton Falls Season Passes

On Sale Now

Tickets are on sale at the Superintendent’s Office, located at 909½ Milton Blvd., for the upcoming Newton Falls Tiger Football Season from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The cost for reserved season passes for 5 home games is $40.00.  Also available, are 10-game passes for adults for $50.00, and student 10-game passes for $30.00.  These 10-game passes are good for any varsity event, i.e., volleyball, soccer, football, basketball or track. Family passes are also available.

School Supply Collection

Donate Now

First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, is currently collecting school supplies to distribute to Windham school students.  All donations are being accepted at the church or by any member.  Suggestions include: paper, pens, pencils, pen & pencil refills, markers, highlighters, money (we’ll do the shopping for you), markers, crayons, notebooks, shoes, report covers, etc.  The collection will run through the end of Aug and the distribution will be handled in conjunction with the Windham schools.  If interested call 330-326-2293 or 330 671-1426.

 

James A. Garfield Class of 1987

Save This Date!

Plans are under way for a casual 25th class reunion.  Keep September 29th open on your calendars and start looking for your 80’s fashion!!  Questions or wanting to help “the cause”, call one of the following:  Michele (Miller) Blair 330.979.9384, Kim (Raab) Curry 330.527.2186, Aaron King 330.524.2646 or Kim (Knerem) Bass 330.527.0278

 

3rd Annual Rib Dinner

Fridays in Aug.

The Mantua council of the Knights of Columbus will host their 3rd annual Rib Dinner Fridays during August 2012.  Delicious, slow-cooked St. Louis Style Rib Dinners will be offered for carryout or you are welcome to picnic on our lawn. Regular Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Baked Potato, Cole slaw, Baked Beans and Corn on the Cob for $12.50 each.  Light Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Cole slaw and baked beans for $11.00 each.  Extra Cob Corn, Baked Potatoes and Bottled Water will also be available $1.00 each. Come on out and enjoy our most delicious rib dinners between 4-7PM on Fridays August 3, 10, 17 & 24th.  Mantua K of C is located on State Route 44 just north of Route 82 in Mantua, Ohio. We have a beautiful country setting, perfect for lawn style picnics.  So pack your blanket, bring your own beverage, play some games and enjoy a delicious rib dinner. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Dance Lesson Registration

Through Sept 4

Ravenna Parks and Recreation is registering for Ballet & Tap lessons for children 6 and up,  baton lessons for children ages 4 through 18 years old, Hip Hop dance lessons for children Grades 1st through 12th grade, Pre-Dance lessons for children 3 to 5 years old Registration and payment in person during registration through September 4.  Enrollments are taken only during the fall of 2012.  For more info contact Ravenna Rec at (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.  Office located at 530 N. Freedom Street, Ravenna.

 

Community Appreciation Night At Burton Public Library

Aug 23

The community is cordially invited to Burton Public Library’s “Community Appreciation Night” on August 23 at 7:00 p.m. In addition to the free concert, the library along with the Burton Historic District Association is proud to host the release of the “Burton, Ohio” book by Arcadia Publishing. Please join us for a fun evening.Library is located at 14588 W. Park Street, on the square in Burton Village 440-834-4466.

 

Free Meal

Aug 24

The Nelson UMC will be hosting a free meal Friday Aug 24 from 4-6 pm. The menu includes cabbage casserole, carrots, cake and beverages. Any questions call (330) 527-2268

 

Bat Program

Aug. 24

A bat program will be presented on Aug. 24, 8:00 p.m. at Buchert Park, 4808 High St., Mantua Village.  Biologists from Davey Resource Group will net bats to observe up close, then  learn about their habits, ecosystem benefits and the threats they face. For more information, contact the Portage Park District at 330-297-7728

 

Renaissance Family Center Party

Aug 24

There is a party at the Renaissance Family Center for Social Security and Medicare and you are invited to share in the free refreshments.  So join us Aug 24th 10-2 pm.  There will be information and displays and much more. Join us you won’t you?

 

Middlefield Chamber Golf Outing

Aug 24

The First Annual Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing at Grandview Golf Course in Middlefield. Scramble, contests, lunch, dinner, prizes.  Register to golf as individual or team at 440-632-5705. All proceeds got to purchase security equipment for Cardinal Local School

 

3rd annual Memorial Music Festival

Aug 25 

Event will be held at the Nelson Ledge Estates Pavillion on Aug 25. Come and enjoy a day of music, food and memories. Donations gratefully accepted. Bring a picture of your loved one to place on the memorial wall. Questions call Ron (330) 527-4411 or Betsy (440) 548-2226

 

Benefit for Emme-Kate Greenwell

Aug 25

Benefit will be held on Aug 25 at The Big Dog, 432 Highland Ave. in Ravenna. Activities including; corn hole, bake sale, DJ, 50/50 raffle, face painting, kids games, and much more, starts at 2:00pm. Rigatoni dinner starts at 4:00pm and cost $6.50 per person. Emme-Kate suffered a severe stroke and is still hospitalized. The proceeds from this benefit is to help her family with medical expenses.

 

Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner

Aug. 25

The Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on Aug. 25th from 4:00 to 7:30 pm. Dinners include choice of baked potato or french fries, green beans, salad and  roll. Cost is $12.00 for steak or $8.00 for chicken. Open to the public.

 

TEXAS Hold-em Tournament

Aug. 25

American Legion Post #674 is holding a Texas-Hold em tournament on Aug. 25. 80% payout scholarship fund. Sign-up 2:00pm start play at 4:00pm. Free food for players. (330) 326-3188 or (330) 235-3387

 

Public Observing Night

Aug. 25

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will host a public observing night from 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM, weather permitting. The Moon will be the focus of attention for the night and, if conditions allow, other celestial objects will also be viewed through the century-old Cooley Telescope. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. For updates and more information, see the observatory’s Web site: StephensObservatory.org or “@StephensObs” on Twitter

 

Revival in Freedom

Aug 26

If you’ve never experienced the power or love of God come visit us on Aug 26,  6pm, at the Freedom Prayer Room, Also, powerful prophetic worship you don’t want to miss. The Freedom Prayer Room is located at 7845 State Route 303, Windham, OH, 44288. For more information, please email us at info@freedomprayerroom.com.

 

Meet the Artists

Aug 26

From 2-4 pm on Aug 26 at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Rd, Russell Township. Meet the artists behind the Nature of Metal Community Art Exhibition and view nature-inspired entries crafted from ferrous and non-ferrous metals, on display through October, complete with live music by the University of Akron Steel Drum Band.

 

Line Dance Lessons

Aug 27

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering line dance lessons.  Come join with your friends to learn classic and new line dances and improve your health at the same time.  The lessons are held at John Tontimonia City Park Tower Lodge on Tuesdays.  Cost is $55 for city taxpayers or $60 for non-city taxpayers.  Min 15 and max 30. Deadline to register is Aug 27 or until filled. Call (330) 296-2864 for more information

 

Stuff the Bus

Aug 27

Mantua American Legion Post #193 is holding Stuff the Bus school supply drive on Aug. 27 from 5:30-7:30 at Crestwood Primary School and Crestwood Intermediate School.

 

Crescendo Club Fundraiser

Aug. 28

The Newton Falls Crescendo Club (Boosters for the Newton Falls School Band) is pleased to offer Savory Foods COOKIE DOUGH, GOURMET POPCORN AND LAVA-LICIOUS CAKES for our current fundraiser.  Our final date for all orders is Tuesday, August 28th and delivery date will be September 18 – just in time for your fall baking.  Ask any band member to order, or call Laura at 872-1647 or Bobbi at 872-7394.  Thanks for all your support!

 

Free Community Dinner

Aug. 28

Free community dinner will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. on August 28th.  While supplies last. No take outs. Windham American Legion,9960 Center Street. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by: St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach Warren, Ohio

 

Geauga Park District at The Great Geauga County Fair

Aug 30 thru Sept. 3

Since 1996, the Park District’s open wood building has given fairgoers a taste of what their local park has to offer. This year’s interactive display showcase Ohio’ only designated International Dark Sky Park, the new Observatory Park in Montville Township. Natural Resources Area, Geauga County Fairgrounds, 14373 North Cheshire Street in Burton.

 

PCDL Closed for Labor Day

Sept 3

All branches and offices of Portage County District Library will be closed Sept.3, in observance of Labor Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Visit us online at www.portagelibrary.org for information about library programs and services. Find us on Facebook.

 

Geauga County Dog Shelter Reunion

RSVP by Sept 4

Adoption reunion Sept 8 from noon-5:00pm. $20 per family. At Camp Chickagami Route168. Cost is $20 per family. RSVP / more information call 440-286-8135.

 

New Hours At Burton Public Library

Beginning Sept 4

The library will be open longer hours on Fridays and Saturdays.  Beginning September 4, library hours are as follows: Monday – Thursday  9 a.m. – 8 p.m.;  Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Burton Public Library will remain closed on Sundays.  The library’s phone number is 440-834-4466.  Visit us on Facebook or the web: www.burton.lib.oh.us

 

Make the Most with Compost

Sept. 5

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District, the Geauga OSU Extension Master Gardeners and the Geauga County Storm Water Task Force invite you to “Make the Most with Compost!”  This free workshop will be held on Sept. 5 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (S.R. 87), Russell, Ohio 44072.

 

Chicken Dinner

Sept 5

The Southington UMC, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington will be holding a chicken dinner on Sept. 5 from 3:30-6:00pm. Adults: $8, children: $4 and 3 and under eat free. Carry outs will be available, stop by and pick up dinner for the family. Call the church, (330) 989-2156 and they will be ready for pickup when you get there.

 

Cops & Kids Fishing Day

Sept 8

The Hiram Police Department will be holding the community program called, “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day. The event will be free of charge to anybody who attends. The intent of “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day is to bring community children closer to law enforcement officers and build lifelong bonds.  The “Cops and Kids Fishing Day” event is scheduled for September 8th from 10am-2pm at Camp Asbury.

 

“God’s Kids Puppet Ministry”

Sept. 8

Wayland Community Church, 6355 Wayland Rd. in Wayland, will be hosting “God’s Kids Puppet Ministry” on Sept. 8 at 6:00pm. All are welcome and everyone is invited to attend. For more information call (330) 938-2335 or (330) 358-2639

 

Aurora Class of ‘67

Sept. 8

45th reunion picnic on Sept 8. at the home of Jim Ratcliff, Freedom Ohio. Please contact Ruth Studer (330) 507-7554 or Jim (330) 297-5659 for directions and RSVP.

 

34th Annual Potato Stomp

Sept. 8

The 34th Annual Potato Stomp 9 mile race will take place on September 8th.  The Potato Stomp is a classic road race through the scenic streets of Mantua Village and the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley.  There is a one-mile Fun Run that begins at 8:30am and the 9-mile race begins at 9am.  Fun Run registration on race day is $8 with no shirt/$15 including shirt.  Race day entry fee for the nine mile race is $15 with no shirt/$20 including shirt.  For race and/or registration information, call 330-842-0856 or email rosalief@yahoo.com

Craft Show

Sept 8

Craft show tables available: The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be hosting a craft show on September 8, at the Parkman Community House. The show will start at 10 am and close at 3 pm. Doors will open 2 hours prior to the show for set up. Tables are $25 each and are on a first come first serve basis. Advanced payment is required to hold a table. For more information call (330) 889-9600 or email support@kidcancerfoundation.org

Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs

Sundays Beginning Sept. 9

Times: 2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm Sunday Afternoons. All Levels, All Hours. Lesson are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Free time at the end. September 9,16,23,30, and October 7th Cost: $50.00 per Child for all 5 lessons. 4 years and older.                    Sign-ups: Sept. 8th, from 2:30-4:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. Register online! Deadline to register September 6th http://www.hiram.edu/athletics/menssports/swim/lessons.html. Questions Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343

 

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Sept 9

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) For any additional information   Tom Fetock (330) 872-5886, Matt Stimac (330)872-7865 or Jim Burns(330)883-0575. Knights Of Columbus Council #3350. 100 Superior St. Newton Falls Ohio.

 

Crestwood Board of Education

Sept 10

Meeting will be held Sept. 10 at 7:00 pm at the Crestwood High School Library due to the Labor Day holiday.

 

Computer Training

Sept. 10 & 12

Portage County District Library is partnering with Connect Ohio to offer free computer training sessions to Portage County residents. The training sessions offered will provide basic Internet training such as computer basics, an introduction to the Internet and email basics. Sessions will be held at the Garrettsville Library (10482 South Street) Sept. 10 through Sept. 12 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. and at the Pierce Streetsboro Library (8990 Kirby Lane) Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Register online at www.portagelibrary.org or call 330-562-6502 for more information.

 

Crosstrailers Square Dance Club

Sept. 10 & 17

Join in the fun of western style square dancing, a fun activity and great aerobic exercise.   Beginner’s lessons with two free nights on September 10 and 17 are being offered at the First United Methodist Church, North Park Avenue, Warren 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.   Our professional caller/teacher is John Ramsey.   Line dances are included with some lessons.  The Crosstrailers are celebrating their 37th anniversary, and invite all ages to participate in square dancing.  For more information, please call 330 898-1997 and 330 898-5749.

 

Mantua Legion #193 Monthly Soup Supper Rescheduled

Rescheduled for Sept 14 

Mantua Legion and Auxiliary #193 has rescheduled its monthly soup supper to Sept 14 at 6:00 pm. The cost for soup, salad and dessert is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Open to public.

 

Save the Date!

Sept 15

The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s game against Southeast will be an away game. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

 

Seeking Vendors & Exhibitors

Sept 15 & 16

The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses and agencies to set up booths September 15 in downtown Ravenna and September 15 & 16 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna.  For downtown Ravenna booth space application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For SUNBEAU Valley Farm booth application call Heather Sepelak at 330-357-1206. For all general questions regarding the BAF Festival please call 330-296-FAIR.

 

Community Day

Sept. 22

Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 14780 Mayfield Rd, E. Claridon. From 2-7pm, enjoy a picnic dinner, free entertainment for all ages, worship 101, Raffles, corn hole tournament, bounce house and slide, sumo suits, Velcro wall, guessing games and pie auction. Call (440) 635-4744 for more details

 

Gospel Fest

Sept. 23

The Christian Life Center will host a Gospel Fest on September 23, 2012 at 3:30pm. The church is located at 5931 Rhodes Road Kent. (Church behind Gabriel Brothers) Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The Gospel Fest will showcase several local groups.  Interested groups can call the church for an application.  Applications must be returned within 30 days from the date received. The Gospel Fest is free and open to the public, although a freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church invites the community to “come out and enjoy some good Gospel music and fellowship.” For more information, please contact CLC Church Administrator, Deborah Sunderland at clckent@yahoo.com or call the church office at 330-678-9234. The church office hours; Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM.

 

Fall Fish Sale

Sept. 24 

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Fall Fish Sale is right around the corner!  We are currently taking orders for fingerling-size largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill/sunfish mix, minnows, white amurs, and yellow perch.  The Fish Sale will be held on Sept. 25 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Sept. 24th.  Please visit the district website at www.geaugaswcd.com or call (440) 834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.

 

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. Last year’s baskets included: small dog grooming package, 10 free tanning sessions, family game basket, girls and boys toy basket, spring baskets to name a few. 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.

 

Youth Sportsfest

Sept 29

The Trumbull County 4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers Club will host a free NRA Youth Sportsfest on Sept. 29 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Fish & Game Club of Vienna on SR 193 across from the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport.  The purpose of this event is to teach basic gun & archery safety, demystify firearms by providing hands-on experience, and provide an enjoyable learning experience to all youth ages 9 to 18 years old.  Pre-registration before SEPTEMBER 24 is required at (330) 898-4486 or email at larrybeard@aol.com.  Parents must sign a release.  No guns owned by the participants are to be brought to this event!!  Further information is available at (330) 898-4486.

 

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.

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James A. Garfield Class of 1987

Save This Date!

Plans are under way for a casual 25th class reunion.  Keep September 29th open on your calendars and start looking for your 80’s fashion!!  Questions or wanting to help “the cause”, call one of the following:  Michele (Miller) Blair 330.979.9384, Kim (Raab) Curry 330.527.2186, Aaron King 330.524.2646 or Kim (Knerem) Bass 330.527.0278

 

Garfield Band Booster Meeting

2nd Thurs of Month

JA Garfield band booster meetings are now being held the second Thursday of every month.  They begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held in the high school band room.  Any member of the community, interested in promoting the development of the James A. Garfield band programs, may become a booster member.  If you have a child in band, you are already a booster.  Our first meeting of this year will be on Thursday, August 9th.  We hope to see you at the meetings

 

3rd Annual Rib Dinner

Fridays in Aug.

The Mantua council of the Knights of Columbus will host their 3rd annual Rib Dinner Fridays during August 2012.  Delicious, slow-cooked St. Louis Style Rib Dinners will be offered for carryout or you are welcome to picnic on our lawn. Regular Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Baked Potato, Cole slaw, Baked Beans and Corn on the Cob for $12.50 each.  Light Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Cole slaw and baked beans for $11.00 each.  Extra Cob Corn, Baked Potatoes and Bottled Water will also be available $1.00 each. Come on out and enjoy our most delicious rib dinners between 4-7PM on Fridays August 3, 10, 17 & 24th.  Mantua K of C is located on State Route 44 just north of Route 82 in Mantua, Ohio. We have a beautiful country setting, perfect for lawn style picnics.  So pack your blanket, bring your own beverage, play some games and enjoy a delicious rib dinner. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Youth Cheer Camp

Register Today

The James A. Garfield High School Cheerleaders will hold their annual Youth Cheer Camp Aug 20 – 22 from 6pm – 8pm. The camp includes two hour practices for three days and an invitation to perform before the First G-Men Varsity home game. Youth cheerleaders will learn 1 dance, 1 cheer, and 3 sideline cheers. Register by calling Coach Terry 330-360-9122.

 

Library Fundraiser

Aug 10

The Friends of Garrettsville Library are  planning a fundraiser/ social event at the Candlelight Winery. There are no tickets to purchase, and everyone is welcome. This is your chance to support the library programs, and have a good time. Arrive after 4pm. There is no set charge for this event. If you wish to donate to the silent auction contact Cindy at the library.

 

Eagles Fish Fry

Aug. 10

Garrettsville Eagles are hosting a Fish Fry on Aug 10 from 4-7:30 pm. 8149 Water St. Fish, shrimp or combo, baked potato or French fries, coleslaw & green beans, dinner roll & butter. Take out welcome. (330) 527-2330

 

 

JAG Alumni Soccer Game

Aug 11

Registration starts at 5 pm. Game starts at 6pm. J.A.G. Football field. All Garfield soccer alums welcome. Non-player $3.00 entry fee. To RSVP to play, please contact Kim Hoffman (440) 552-9888 or Kim Curry at (330) 527-2186. $10.00 for Alumni game t-shirts.

 

Alumni Soccer Game

Aug. 11

Crestwood High School Boys Soccer Team is hosting their annual ALUMNI SOCCER GAME on Aug 11th @ 6:00 pm at Jack Lambert Stadium. All Crestwood Alumni are invited to play. Cost is $10.00 & includes T-shirt & picnic to follow, hosted by current Crestwood Boys team/families. For additional details, please contact Ruth @ (330)204-2635.

 

Second Annual Arts in the Park

Aug 11

This spectacular celebration of the arts is back!  Come to beautiful Veteran’s Park (Broad St. between Center & Ridge Rd), Newton Falls Saturday, August 11, noon – 4pm. (Rain or Shine), for a fun, free festival featuring visual arts exhibitors, live musical performances, art demonstrations, and interactive art experiences. Shop for completely unique creations.  Paint a mural with the wheels of a wheelchair. Play Mozart on an outdoor piano. Lie back and listen to  mellow acoustics or get vertical for the free 3:00 pm concert by Cleveland’s hottest metal artists, Ruled By Reason.  Celebrate the gift of creativity in ways you will never forget!   Sponsored by Newton Falls Parks & Recreation.

 

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Aug 11

Hosted by State Farm Agent Greg Rodi. August 11 at Adam Hall, 11455 E. Washington St Auburn Township starting at 5 PM. $50-$25,000 in starting chips. $10 for an additional $5,000 in chips. All pre-registered players will receive an extra $5,000 in chips. 50/50 raffle & Chinese auction. All proceeds go to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Food & beverages provided. Questions contact Greg Rodi (440) 666-7553,. Jennifer Goldstein (330) 360-3869. Alan Goldstein (330) 360-2242. Joe Pinti (330) 442-3155

 

Corn Celebration

Aug. 11

The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market will celebrate corn on August 11, 2012. Customers will be treated to all kinds of corn treats from 10:00-Noon. Volunteers will be cooking ears of corn and customers will be encouraged to “paint” the corn with one of several toppings that may include Chile peppers, sour cream, lime, garlic, or other ingredients for an on-the-spot taste treat. Recipes will be provided. Vendors plan to get into the spirit with other corn related products

 

Flea Market

Aug. 11

Garrettsville Church of God, 12888 St. Rt. 88, will be holding a flea market on Aug 11 from 8-5pm. The event will be held outside on church property. There will be miscellaneous items; fresh garden vegetables, televisions, exercise equipment, household items, kids games, books and more. UPRISING Youth Ministry will be having a bake sale, and selling hot dogs and cold pop. Questions contact (330) 527-2942

Soccer Referee Meeting & Clinic

Aug. 11

 

Soccer Referee Meeting & Clinic

Aug 11

Newton Falls Youth Soccer will hold a referee meeting and clinic on Aug 11th at 11 am on Spicko Field for anyone 14 years old and older who is interested in refereeing for the league. Any questions please call 330-984-5842.

 

Italian Dinner

Aug. 11

If the heat is getting you down, let us do the cooking for you.  The Ravenna Chapter Order of the Eastern Stars is hosting an Italian Dinner on August 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  You will receive Baked Rigatoni (Gluten free Rigatoni also available), Salad Bar, Bread, Spumoni Ice Cream and Beverages for a donation of $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 6-12, children under 5 free.  The Ravenna Masonic Complex is located at 4785 Washington Avenue in Ravenna (corner of Washington Avenue and State Route 14).  Carry out meals will be available.  The public is welcome.

 

Zucchini Festival

Aug 11 & 12

Zucchini Festival to be held August 11-12 at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). For the benefit of

Emerald Rose Corporation.  Emerald Rose is a not for profit corporation

with the goal of building Emerald Fields of Troy, a therapeutic farming

campus for the mentally ill. Festival includes contests, demonstrations

and entertainment.

 

Annual Harvest Day Festival

Aug. 12

DTJ Taborville’s 78th annual Harvest Day Festival will be held on Aug. 12 at Taborville in Auburn. The parade starts at 2pm. Czech food will be served from 11am and will include pork, dumplings, and sauerkraut, beef goulash, tripe soup, wieners, homemade garlic’s, and pastries are served from 11am on. Music starts at noon. Czech beer is available, t-shirts available, as well as other Czech items. $5 donation at the gate for 12 yrs and older. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. No coolers. For more info call (440) 543-8494

 

Car, Bike & Tractor Show

August 12

Ravenna Elks Lodge Tirpak Memorial Car, Bike & Tractor Show August 12, 2012 from 11:00 am  – 3:00 pm  (Registration 10:00 am – 1:00 pm) Proceeds to benefit Maplewood Career Center Scholarships. Dash Plaques, Door Prizes, Awards, Food

 

Windham UMC Worship & Picnic on the Porch

Aug 12

On August 12th Windham UMC will offer casual worship on their front lawn at 10am followed by a free picnic lunch & corn hole. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. 9051 N. Main St.

 

Room Mothers’ Luncheon

August 14

The Freedom Township School Room Mothers’ 2012 luncheon will be held at noon, on August 14 at the Freedom Town Hall. All mothers who have fond memories of their child’s school years at the Freedom School are invited, along with other guests. Those attending should bring a dish to share with serving utensils and their own table service –meat is furnished. For more information call Elaine Duffield at (330) 296-3568

 

Middlefield Chamber Meeting

Aug 14

Middlefield Chamber Meeting will be held in the Under loft of the Middlefield

Historical Society at 11:30 am, light lunch provided, business meeting and

tour the museum. Bring a guest; you do not need to be a member to attend

the Middlefield Chamber meetings. We do need an RSVP for this meeting to

keep the lunch count accurate, 440-632-5705.

 

Newton Falls Crescendo Club

Aug. 15

The Crescendo Club (Boosters for the Newton Falls Tiger Band) is having their next meeting of the season on August 15th at 6:00 pm in the Band Room.  All parents and guardians of instrumental band members, and any other interested persons are invited to attend.  We will be discussing the upcoming season and look forward to getting to know our new parents!  Hope to see you there.   For more information call Laura at 330-872-1647.

 

Sirloin Steak Dinner

Aug. 17

Sirloin Steak Dinner Aug 17 from 5-8 pm!  Enjoy the best flame-grilled steak with salad, potato, roll, beverage and ice cream for dessert!  Full cut (16-18oz) is only $14 or a half cut (8-9oz) is $9.  Fruit Smoothies, Classic Cream Milkshakes and Cappuccinos also available for $3 each.  Eat in and carry out available. Proceeds to benefit the 2013 Life Church Scholarship Fund for 2 James A. Garfield graduating seniors!  Praise Assembly of God, 10280 State Route 88 -Garrettsville, OH (across from Garfield  High School).  For more information or reservations (330) 527-2777.

 

“Down By The River”

Aug.17

“Down by the River” will be held on August 17 from 3pm until10pm at Camp Hi Canoe, 12274 Abbott Rd., Hiram. Schedule of events:  Canoe or kayak the Cuyahoga River, free along the waterfront, or paddle 2 miles for  only $10 per boat from 3-5 pm. Music by “The Rocket 88’s” 6-7:30;   “Sharon and Mary Rose” 8-9:30.  Come and be entertained for the evening  BRING YOUR FRIENDS, a chair and BYOB. Entry Fee of $5 per person, food by donation.  All proceeds go to Crestwood Marching Band 2012. For more info call 330-569-7621.

 

Troy Twp. Homecoming

Aug. 17-19

Troy Homecoming is Aug 17-19. All are welcome to this free, family-friendly event. There will be live entertainment and various competitions throughout the weekend. Thanks to our sponsors, especially our Platinum Sponsor, Troy Manufacturing, (which is celebrating its 60th year in Troy Township), this is a free event. If you would like more information visit www.facebook.com/TroyHomecoming

 

Antique Tractor Show

 Aug. 17-19

Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County presents its 18th annual antique tractor show and flea market, August 17, 18 & 19 from 9am-5pm. Admission is $4. 12 & under as  well as exhibitors, free. Located at 1653 Ridge Road in Vienna. Antique tractors, hit and miss engines. Chinese Auction 18 & 19. Garden tractor pulls Sat. Antique tractor pulls Sun. (must be a member to pull) Free ice cream for kids 12 & under. For more info contact Joe Toth (330) 240-6407 or Terry Taylor (330) 442-2430

Community Wide Garage Sale

Aug. 17-19

Newton Falls is hosting a Community Wide Garage Sale. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 17, 18 & 19. Garage Sales will be throughout the entire City, come and enjoy the day in Newton Falls.

 

Summertime Pig Roast Bash

Aug. 18

Proceeds to benefit handicapped children at the Metzenbaum Center. On August 8 from 2-? At the Old Country Inn, State Route 82 and Chamberlain Road in Mantua. 330-562-7734. Tickets $20.00 Includes Beer, Food and Fun.Live Band – Rebel Country. Primitive Camping also available

 

Freedom Run

Aug 18

3rd annual charity poker run, August 18. 4927 Greenwood Rd in Rootstown. Cost $10 per bike $15 w/ passenger. Sign ups start at 10am. First bike out 11am. Last bike out at 12pm. Last bike in at 6pm. 50/50 raffle, American Auction, door prizes, food & soft drinks after the run. Proceeds benefit JDRF. Rain or shine. Bar opens at 8am, breakfast will be available.

 

Scotch Doubles GHS Football

Aug. 18

GHS Feed-the-Team scotch doubles event will be held on August 18 at 9pm, at Skylanes Bowling Alley. $40 couple, includes 3 games, draft beer, pop, and pizza. $20 single. Chinese Auction. For more information contact Lyn @ (330) 671-3768 or Brian @ (330) 979-3723

 

6th Annual Chinese Auction

Aug. 18

The Cardinal Athletic Boosters will be holding their 6th Annual Chinese Auction on August 18th at Cardinal Middle School in Middlefield.  Doors open at 3 p.m.; Drawings will begin at 5 p.m.   Admission is $5.00 (includes 20 bidding tickets)..Additional tickets are 10 for $1.00.  Large Prize tickets are 20 for $5.00.  We have Hundreds of Great Prizes to Giveaway!  Concessions available.  Come out and Support The Huskies!  Tickets available at the door.  If you would like to donate an item, buy pre-sale tickets or for more information…please call Tally at (440) 632-5478.

 

Wikle to be Guest Speaker

Aug. 19

August 19th the First Church of God in Windham at 9016 N Main St will be hosting Marie Wikle as a special guest speaker in the 11 am service.  Marie’s ministry includes seeing through the eyes of compassion and understanding the heart that desires to have an impact, Marie encourages others to see the full potential of the everyday, ordinary resources that are right within their reach. A carry in dinner with Marie and her husband will immediately follow the service and all are welcome to attend.

 

Adopt-a-thon

Aug. 19

Rose’s Rescue will be hosting a pet Adopt-a-thon on August 19, 2012 at  Ravenna Moose Lodge #1234 Pavilion located at 5727 State Route 14, Ravenna.  The event will be held from 1pm-5pm. Donations of pet food will be accepted for the People Care Pet Pantry. Bring a 3 lb or larger bag of pet food to donate and receive a free entry into the door prize drawing. Adoptable dogs on site.  Sale items and concession stand available. All friendly dogs on leash are welcome, so bring Fido along that day. For further information check out the Rose’s Rescue website at www.rosesrescue.net or a message with any questions can be left at 330-850-7042

 

Annual Picnic

Aug 19

Freedom Township annual picnic will be held this year on August 19 in the Freedom town hall pavilion. Joining in the festivities will be the Freedom Congregational Church and the Bethel Springs congregations. Combined church services will be at 10am in a large tent. The VFW will hold a memorial service at noon. The lunch will be served right after the memorial service. The main meat dish will be provided by the township. The church is cooking hot dogs and hamburgers. All are asked to bring a dish to pass. Space will be provided on the lawn for an art, craft and music fair. Contact Jim Hammar @ (330) 527-2855 to reserve a space

 

Middlefield Chamber Golf Outing

Aug 24

The First Annual Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing at Grandview Golf Course in Middlefield. Scramble, contests, lunch, dinner, prizes.  Register to golf as individual or team at 440-632-5705. All proceeds got to purchase security equipment for Cardinal Local School

Cops & Kids Fishing Day

Sept 8

The Hiram Police Department will be holding the community program called, “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day. The event will be free of charge to anybody who attends. The intent of “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day is to bring community children closer to law enforcement officers and build lifelong bonds.  The “Cops and Kids Fishing Day” event is scheduled for September 8th from 10am-2pm at Camp Asbury.

 

Craft Show

Sept 8

Craft show tables available: The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be hosting a craft show on September 8, at the Parkman Community House. The show will start at 10 am and close at 3 pm. Doors will open 2 hours prior to the show for set up. Tables are $25 each and are on a first come first serve basis. Advanced payment is required to hold a table. For more information call (330) 889-9600 or email support@kidcancerfoundation.org

 

Save the Date!

Sept 15

The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s game against Southeast will be an away game. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

 

Balloon-A-Fair “Friends In Flight” Seeks Vendors & Exhibitors

Sept 15 & 16

The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses and agencies to set up booths September 15 in downtown Ravenna and September 15 & 16 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna.  For downtown Ravenna booth space application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For SUNBEAU Valley Farm booth application call Heather Sepelak at 330-357-1206. For all general questions regarding the BAF Festival please call 330-296-FAIR.

 

Gospel Fest

Sept. 23

The Christian Life Center will host a Gospel Fest on September 23, 2012 at 3:30pm. The church is located at 5931 Rhodes Road Kent. (Church behind Gabriel Brothers) Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The Gospel Fest will showcase several local groups.  Interested groups can call the church for an application.  Applications must be returned within 30 days from the date received. The Gospel Fest is free and open to the public, although a freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church invites the community to “come out and enjoy some good Gospel music and fellowship.” For more information, please contact CLC Church Administrator, Deborah Sunderland at clckent@yahoo.com or call the church office at 330-678-9234. The church office hours; Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM.

 

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. Last year’s baskets included: small dog grooming package, 10 free tanning sessions, family game basket, girls and boys toy basket, spring baskets to name a few. 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.

 

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.

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James A. Garfield Class of 1987

Save This Date!

Plans are under way for a casual 25th class reunion.  Keep September 29th open on your calendars and start looking for your 80’s fashion!!  Questions or wanting to help “the cause”, call one of the following:  Michele (Miller) Blair 330.979.9384, Kim (Raab) Curry 330.527.2186, Aaron King 330.524.2646 or Kim (Knerem) Bass 330.527.0278

 

Historical Society Open

First Saturday of Month

The James A. Garfield Historical Society will be open the first Saturday of every month between 10:00 and 3:00.  We are located at the corner of Main St. and High St. in Garrettsville. Microfilm of the Garrettsville Journals is available for research. Everyone is welcome.

 

3rd Annual Rib Dinner

Fridays in Aug.

The Mantua council of the Knights of Columbus will host their 3rd annual Rib Dinner Fridays during August 2012.  Delicious, slow-cooked St. Louis Style Rib Dinners will be offered for carryout or you are welcome to picnic on our lawn. Regular Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Baked Potato, Cole slaw, Baked Beans and Corn on the Cob for $12.50 each.  Light Rib Dinner includes: Half Slab Ribs, Cole slaw and baked beans for $11.00 each.  Extra Cob Corn, Baked Potatoes and Bottled Water will also be available $1.00 each. Come on out and enjoy our most delicious rib dinners between 4-7PM on Fridays August 3, 10, 17 & 24th.  Mantua K of C is located on State Route 44 just north of Route 82 in Mantua, Ohio. We have a beautiful country setting, perfect for lawn style picnics.  So pack your blanket, bring your own beverage, play some games and enjoy a delicious rib dinner. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Youth Cheer Camp

Register Today

The James A. Garfield High School Cheerleaders will hold their annual Youth Cheer Camp Aug 20 – 22 from 6pm – 8pm. The camp includes two hour practices for three days and an invitation to perform before the First G-Men Varsity home game. Youth cheerleaders will learn 1 dance, 1 cheer, and 3 sideline cheers. Register by calling Coach Terry 330-360-9122.

 

Injection Well Issues

Aug 2

Portage County currently has 16 active class II injection wells and 9 permits pending.  Elisa Young, of Meigs County, OH educational presentation will cover:  What are injection wells?  How are they constructed?  What gets injected? What should neighbors know about permitting process?  What about community health and safety?  What can we do about it?  7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2 at the Nelson Community House, Nelson Circle (11639 Windham Parkman Road 44231) More information is available at   www.concernedcitizensohio.org

 

Free Movie & Popcorn

Aug 3

Summer is coming to an end…Don’t let it get away without experiencing an night at the movies at the Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham. August 3rd is your last chance before school begins.  Always free, always with free popcorn and always fun.  Bring a blanket or a chair and maybe a sweater for the evening. Enjoy “Kung Fu Panda” at dusk at the Center. Your destination for family fun.

 

Swing Dance

Aug 3

Dan Zola Orchestra is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance August 3rd at Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road  aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Sponsored by KCE.  (216) 316-0068.Lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm.  Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

 

Windham Lions Roll Out Their Sausage Wagon

Aug. 3 & 4

The Windham Lions will hold their next sandwich sale of 2012 in the Sparkle Market parking lot in Windham, August 3rd and 4th.  As always the menu consists of Italian sausage or steak sandwiches and soft drinks. Sandwiches are only $4. They are hot, juicy and fresh off the grill. Hours are 9am to 7pm on Friday, 9am to 2pm on Saturday. All profits will be used for sight-related causes and local community needs. Please stop by and support the dedicated, hard-working Windham Lions.

 

North Jackson Community Sales

Aug 3 & 4

North Jackson, Mahoning County, is holding a Community Wide Yard Sale with over 175 homes listed on a map to help shoppers locate each sale in the township.  It is to be held August 3rd and 4th starting at 9 AM..  Maps can be found at most businesses and at 11349  W. Mahoning Ave, where there is Free Parking. .  Businesses are offering specials which will be listed in the 12 page map.  This is so large it will take 2 days to shop at all the homes.  It is sponsored by the Jackson Twp. Citizens Association

 

Middlefield Chamber Trunk Sale

Aug 4

Second Annual Trunk Sale August 4 from 9 am to 4 pm in the parking lot of Great Lakes Outdoor Supply across from Middlefield Fire Dept. Free to the public. Refreshments available. Hunt for treasures here. Rain or Shine, dress for comfort.

 

Brittany Myers Poker Run

Aug 4

The 11th Annual Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run will take place on Saturday, August 4th Registration starts at 10AM at the Windham American Legion Hall.  2 or 4 wheels are welcome.  All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund, the Special Needs Program at James A Garfield and the Youth Softball League. Call Jamie Cain and Becky Gough for details.

 

NUMC Yard Sale

Aug 4

The Nelson United Methodist Church is having a yard sale. 9367 St Rt 305 on August 4, 8am-5pm. A ton of clean working usable items donated. Lunch will be served from 11 am- 2pm, eat in or carry out. Home-made bake sale items for sale too; breads, cookies, pie and cakes. Rain or shine. One day only deals. You don’t want to miss this.

 

Kent Lions Sweet Corn Festival

Aug 4 & 5

Kent Lions Sweet Corn Festival will be held at Beckwith Orchard, 1617 Lake Rockwell Rd in Kent, on August 4 & 5 from noon-5pm. Sponsored by Hometown Bank and Central Portage County Visitors & Convention Bureau. Food includes Pochedley’s Sweet Corn, sausage and hot dogs, peach and apple pie, ice cream, soft drinks and water. Family fun includes games, raffle, obstacle course, face painting, contests and trolley rides, along with live entertainment. Model A cars on display Saturday and classic cars on Sunday.

 

Windham Community Church Service

Aug 5

A community worship service will be held August 5 on the Windham Township Green.  This annual worship is sponsored by the WCCF and is called “Fun in Son.”  It will start with a worship service held at the Gazebo.  Ministers from the various churches will participate. It will be followed by a Community Prayer Walk, and an “Open Mike” opportunity where people will entertain the group with songs & music.  The day will conclude with the serving of ice cream.  Food,  for lunch, will be available for purchase. To participate in the “Open Mike”, please contact Rev. Patrick Malone at 330-326-3926 or 440-708-4153 or Larry  Kuhlman at 330-326-3786.

 

American Legion/Auxiliary Picnic

Aug 5

Mantua American Legion Post 193 and the Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 will hold its annual picnic on August 5 at the Shalersville park. Festivities will begin at 2pm with a potluck dinner and conclude at 5pm. The park pavilion is located on Route 303. members and families are asked to bring a dish to share, table service and additional games. Meat and beverages will be provided by the legion. Electricity will be available. Any questions please call Bill at (330) 274-2603

 

Garrettsville UMC Vacation Bible School

Aug 6-9

Dive in and discover God’s underwater universe!  Kids will plunge into Bible stories of people with deep faith and learn to trust a God whose love is bigger than the sea.  Garrettsville United Methodist church will be hosting Vacation Bible School the week of Aug 6-9 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm each evening.  VBS is open to children ages 3yrs-6th grade.  Teen helpers are also needed.  Anyone interested in participating, please contact the church office at 527-2055.

 

Burton Vacation Bible School

Aug 6-9

The Burton Congregational Church will hold its Vacation Bible School for those entering Kindergarten through 6th grade on Monday, August 6 through Thursday, August 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  All children are welcome and pre-registration is not required.  This year’s theme is “Make a Joyful Noise” and includes stories about David the Psalmist, and Jesus, along with singing, games, crafts, and snacks. Bring the children you love to join us!  Burton Congregational Church is “the red church on the square” in Burton Village.  For more information, call the church office at 440-834-4495.

 

Crestwood Safety Town

Aug 6 – 10

Children entering Crestwood Kindergarten in the fall of 2012 will be introduced to a variety of topics focused on teaching them how to stay safe while at home, at school and at play. This educational program runs from August 6 – 10 from 9:00 to 11:30 am at Crestwood Primary School. Register by July 20 to receive a reduced rate of $20 per child.  For further information, please call Annette at (330)389-0951 or crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com.

 

Parkman Class of ‘48

Aug. 8

The Parkman High School class of 1948 will hold its annual class reunion at Mary Yoder’s Restaurant in Middlefield on August 8 at noon. Joining them will be the Amish students that left the class after 8th grade. Special guest will be Mrs. Jean Giles, their teacher in grades 3 & 4.

 

Crestwood Class of ‘65

Aug. 10

The Crestwood class of ’65 is having a “mixer” and would like to invite classmates from 1960-1969 to join them. This event is August 10 at 7pm. Location is Gary Carlton’s home; 11771 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua. BYOB, snacks are provided.

 

Library Fundraiser

Aug 10

The Friends of Garrettsville Library are  planning a fundraiser/ social event at the Candlelight Winery. There are no tickets to purchase, and everyone is welcome. This is your chance to support the library programs, and have a good time. Arrive after 4pm. There is no set charge for this event. If you wish to donate to the silent auction contact Cindy at the library.

 

JAG Alumni Soccer Game

Aug 11

Registration starts at 5 pm. Game starts at 6pm. J.A.G. Football field. All Garfield soccer alum welcome. Non-player $3.00 entry fee. To RSVP to play, please contact Kim Hoffman (440) 552-9888 or Kim Curry at (330) 527-2186. $10.00 for Alumni game t-shirts.

 

Fairy Garden Workshop

Aug. 11

Portage County Gardeners invites the public to sign up for a “Fairy Garden Workshop” on August 11 at 10:00 AM at the Gardeners’ Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. (Rt. 44) in Rootstown. Create an enchanting garden, learn fairy lore and fairy garden tips from instructor Peggy Varney.The cost is $20.00. Please call Peggy Varney at 330-618-2257 for more information and to sign up

 

Alumni Soccer Game

Aug. 11

Crestwood High School Boys Soccer Team is hosting their annual ALUMNI SOCCER GAME on Aug 11th @ 6:00 pm at Jack Lambert Stadium. All Crestwood Alumni are invited to play. Cost is $10.00 & includes T-shirt & picnic to follow, hosted by current Crestwood Boys team/families. For additional details, please contact Ruth @ (330)204-2635.

 

Second Annual Arts in the Park

Aug 11

This spectacular celebration of the arts is back!  Come to beautiful Veteran’s Park (Broad St. between Center & Ridge Rd), Newton Falls Saturday, August 11, noon – 4pm. (Rain or Shine), for a fun, free festival featuring visual arts exhibitors, live musical performances, art demonstrations, and interactive art experiences. Shop for completely unique creations.  Paint a mural with the wheels of a wheelchair. Play Mozart on an outdoor piano. Lie back and listen to  mellow acoustics or get vertical for the free 3:00 pm concert by Cleveland’s hottest metal artists, Ruled By Reason.  Celebrate the gift of creativity in ways you will never forget!   Sponsored by Newton Falls Parks & Recreation.

 

Garden Recipies

Aug 11

Learn to preserve your garden vegetables, herbs and seasonal fruits without the fuss of canning by freezing, drying and pickling instead.  Discover delicious recipes for jams, vinegars and oils that will create tasty meals long after the growing season has ended. Take home simple recipes and sample some of Ruth, Barb and Paula’s favorite garden recipes for refreshments.  Fee of $15. Class from 9-12. Call 440-834-4656 for more information.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon Troy Road.  Mail check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.

 

Camping with Katydids

Aug 11

Learn their songs – and view the  Perseid meteor shower – at an overnight program Bring your tent and sleeping bag and spend the night under the shooting stars while listening to the music of the insect orchestra! August 11 – 6:30 p.m., through Sunday, August 12 – 9:30 a.m. at Chickagami Park, 17858 Tavern Road (Rt. 168), Parkman Township. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. and pitch your tent in time to gather for the 7:30 p.m. singing insect search with cricket and katydid specialist Lisa Rainsong. Afterwards, enjoy a campfire, snacks and Perseid meteor shower viewing from 10 p.m. till midnight. Registration is required at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516. A fee of $5 includes a continental breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Tents only, please. Grounds are partially wheelchair/stroller accessible

 

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Aug 11

Hosted by State Farm Agent Greg Rodi. August 11 at Adam Hall, 11455 E. Washington St Auburn Township starting at 5 PM. $50-$25,000 in starting chips. $10 for an additional $5,000 in chips. All pre-registered players will receive an extra $5,000 in chips. 50/50 raffle & Chinese auction. All proceeds go to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Food & beverages provided. Questions contact Greg Rodi (440) 666-7553,. Jennifer Goldstein (330) 360-3869. Alan Goldstein (330) 360-2242. Joe Pinti (330) 442-3155

 

Corn Celebration

Aug. 11

The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market will celebrate corn on August 11, 2012. Customers will be treated to all kinds of corn treats from 10:00-Noon. Volunteers will be cooking ears of corn and customers will be encouraged to “paint” the corn with one of several toppings that may include Chile peppers, sour cream, lime, garlic, or other ingredients for an on-the-spot taste treat. Recipes will be provided. Vendors plan to get into the spirit with other corn related products

 

Newton Falls Youth Soccer League

Aug. 11

All those interested in refereeing for the Newton Falls Youth Soccer League this year.  There will be a meeting on August 11th at 11am at the at the U15 soccer field, located on RT 534, to go over the rules and also to schedule games. Please go to http://www.nfysl44444.org/ to download the sign-up forms for this year.

 

Zucchini Festival

Aug 11 & 12

Zucchini Festival to be held August 11-12 at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). For the benefit of

Emerald Rose Corporation.  Emerald Rose is a not for profit corporation

with the goal of building Emerald Fields of Troy, a therapeutic farming

campus for the mentally ill. Festival includes contests, demonstrations

and entertainment.

 

Car, Bike & Tractor Show

August 12

Ravenna Elks Lodge Tirpak Memorial Car, Bike & Tractor Show August 12, 2012 from 11:00 am  – 3:00 pm  (Registration 10:00 am – 1:00 pm) Proceeds to benefit Maplewood Career Center Scholarships. Dash Plaques, Door Prizes, Awards, Food

 

Windham UMC Worship & Picnic on the Porch

Aug 12

On August 12th Windham UMC will offer casual worship on their front lawn at 10am followed by a free picnic lunch & corn hole. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. 9051 N. Main St.

 

Room Mothers’ Luncheon

August 14

The Freedom Township School Room Mothers’ 2012 luncheon will be held at noon, on August 14 at the Freedom Town Hall. All mothers who have fond memories of their child’s school years at the Freedom School are invited, along with other guests. Those attending should bring a dish to share with serving utensils and their own table service –meat is furnished. For more information call Elaine Duffield at (330) 296-3568

 

Antique Tractor Show

 Aug. 17-19

Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County presents its 18th annual antique tractor show and flea market, August 17, 18 & 19 from 9am-5pm. Admission is $4. 12 & under as  well as exhibitors, free. Located at 1653 Ridge Road in Vienna. Featuring Allis Chalmers Tractors and equipment. Antique tractors, hit and miss engines. Chinese Auction 18 & 19. Garden tractor pulls Saturday. Antique tractor pulls Sun. (must be a member to pull) Free ice cream for kids 12 & under. For more info contact Joe Toth (330) 240-6407 or Terry Taylor (330) 442-2430

 

Freedom Run

Aug 18

3rd annual charity poker run, August 18. 4927 Greenwood Rd in Rootstown. Cost $10 per bike $15 w/ passenger. Sign ups start at 10am. First bike out 11am. Last bike out at 12pm. Last bike in at 6pm. 50/50 raffle, American Auction, door prizes, food & soft drinks after the run. Proceeds benefit JDRF. Rain or shine. Bar opens at 8am, breakfast will be available.

 

Scotch Doubles GHS Football

Aug. 18

GHS Feed-the-Team scotch doubles event will be held on August 18 at 9pm, at Skylanes Bowling Alley. $40 couple, includes 3 games, draft beer, pop, and pizza. $20 single. Chinese Auction. For more information contact Lyn @ (330) 671-3768 or Brian @ (330) 979-3723

 

6th Annual Chinese Auction

Aug. 18

The Cardinal Athletic Boosters will be holding their 6th Annual Chinese Auction on August 18th, 2012 at Cardinal Middle School in Middlefield.  The Doors open at 3:00 p.m. and the Drawings will begin at 5:00 p.m.   Admission is $5.00 (includes 20 bidding tickets)..Additional tickets are 10 for $1.00.  Large Prize tickets are 20 for $5.00.  We have Hundreds of Great Prizes to Giveaway!  There will be a 50/50 Raffle, Sideboards, Money Jar Give Away, Mystery Prizes, Door Prizes, Surprise Drawings, “Buy A Block for a Buck” and try to win up to $500 and  a Flat Screen TV Drawing.  Concessions available.  Come out and Support The Huskies!  Great Fun!!!…Great Food!!!…And for a Really Great Cause!!!  Tickets available at the door.  If you would like to donate an item, buy pre-sale tickets or for more information…please call Tally at (440) 632-5478.

 

Annual Picnic

Aug 19

Freedom Township annual picnic will be held this year on August 19 in the Freedom town hall pavilion. Joining in the festivities will be the Freedom Congregational Church and the Bethel Springs congregations. Combined church services will be at 10am in a large tent. The VFW will hold a memorial service at noon. The lunch will be served right after the memorial service. The main meat dish will be provided by the township. The church is cooking hot dogs and hamburgers. All are asked to bring a dish to pass. Space will be provided on the lawn for an art, craft and music fair. Contact Jim Hammar @ (330) 527-2855 to reserve a space

 

Craft Show

Sept 8

Craft show tables available: The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be hosting a craft show on September 8, at the Parkman Community House. The show will start at 10 am and close at 3 pm. Doors will open 2 hours prior to the show for set up. Tables are $25 each and are on a first come first serve basis. Advanced payment is required to hold a table. For more information call (330) 889-9600 or email support@kidcancerfoundation.org

 

Gospel Fest

Sept. 23

The Christian Life Center will host a Gospel Fest on September 23, 2012 at 3:30pm. The church is located at 5931 Rhodes Road Kent. (Church behind Gabriel Brothers) Doors open at 3:00 p.m. The Gospel Fest will showcase several local groups.  Interested groups can call the church for an application.  Applications must be returned within 30 days from the date received. The Gospel Fest is free and open to the public, although a freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church invites the community to “come out and enjoy some good Gospel music and fellowship.” For more information, please contact CLC Church Administrator, Deborah Sunderland at clckent@yahoo.com or call the church office at 330-678-9234. The church office hours; Monday through Friday from 9AM until 3PM.

 

Save the Date!

Sept 15

The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s game against Southeast will be an away game. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

 

 

Balloon-A-Fair “Friends In Flight” Seeks Vendors & Exhibitors

Sept 15 & 16

The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses and agencies to set up booths September 15 in downtown Ravenna and September 15 & 16 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna.  For downtown Ravenna booth space application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For SUNBEAU Valley Farm booth application call Heather Sepelak at 330-357-1206. For all general questions regarding the BAF Festival please call 330-296-FAIR.

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James A. Garfield Class of 1987

Save This Date!

Plans are under way for a casual 25th class reunion.  Keep September 29th open on your calendars and start looking for your 80’s fashion!!  Questions or wanting to help “the cause”, call one of the following:  Michele (Miller) Blair 330.979.9384, Kim (Raab) Curry 330.527.2186, Aaron King 330.524.2646 or Kim (Knerem) Bass 330.527.0278

 

Historical Society Open

First Saturday of Month

The James A. Garfield Historical Society will be open the first Saturday of every month between 10:00 and 3:00.  We are located at the corner of Main St. and High St. in Garrettsville. Microfilm of the Garrettsville Journals is available for research. Everyone is welcome.

 

Save the Date!

Sept 15

The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s game against Southeast will be an away game. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

 

JAG Marching Band Premiere Night

July 27

Band geeks unite! With football season right around the corner, the James A. Garfield Marching Pride had been working hard at band camp preparing for the upcoming season. We invite you to our premiere this Friday, July 27 at 7 pm to enjoy the new music, new shows and of course our Alma Mater. Please come and support our Pride. See you at the stadium!

 

God Provides Free Meal

July 27

Join the Nelson United Methodist Church on July 27 for God provides free meal. The free meal will be served for all at 9367 St. Rt. 305 Garrettsville. Dinner will be served from 4pm-6pm at the church on Nelson Circle, consisting of sloppy joes, chips, coleslaw, cake and beverages.

 

Yard Sale

July 27 & 28

Mantua Country Baptist Church, 12385 Chamberlain Rd. Mantua will be holding a yard sale on July 27 & 28 from 9-5. Different vendors, misc. hot dogs, chips, desserts, soft drinks & coffee. Bake sale

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

July 28

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Swiss Steak Dinner on July 28, 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.

 

Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner

July 28

Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on July 28th from 4:00 – 7:30 pm. Meals include choice of baked potato or french fries, green beans, salad and roll. Steak dinner is $12.00 and chicken dinner is $8.00. Open to the public. Carryout is available 330-527-2330.

 

Antique Car, Truck & Tractor Show

July 28

The North Bloomfield Historical Society will be hosting an antique car & tractor show on July 28th. Food & refreshments as well as live bands & a craft/collectibles sale will be on site. Free Dash Plaques to the first 50 entries on site.

 

2012 Run For Hope 5k, 1-Mile Fun Run, & 1-Mile Dog Run

July 28

New Hope Christian Fellowship 11051 E. Washington St. Auburn, OH  44023.  Driveway entrance is off of Auburn Rd. JULY 28, 2012 8:00 am. $15 pre-registration, $20 race day registration (Individuals) $40 pre-registration, $50 race day registration (Family 4 pack) Proceeds to benefit Cruzadas Del Evangelio de Honduras 2012 Chicken Project. To register go to www.hmapromotions.net or print registration form www.newhope4you.net and mail to New Hope Christian Fellowship.

 

Family Fun Day

July 28

A benefit to raise money for mounting medical bills for Angie Monroe, while undergoing chemo and radiation. Presented by Team ANGIE. July 28 from 1-5pm. $7 adults, $4 children ages 4-10, Free under age 3. Ticket prices include entrance to Ridge Ranch Campground, parking, swimming, and lunch. Concessions will also be available during the event. A Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle will take place as well. For more info on this event contact Debbie Brinsey (330) 240-3079, Heather Dewberry (330) 307-3603, Amy Hahn (330) 219-0782, Rose Bennett (330) 979-8784, or look at the TEAM ANGIE page on Facebook.

 

Garfield Class of 1967 Reunion

July 28

The Garfield Class of 1967 – 45 year reunion will be held at Sugarbush Golf Club. Please contact us if you were missed. Mary Jane Orr (330) 898-0384.

 

Lunch With Lincoln

July 28

The North Bloomfield Historical Society will be hosting a lunch with President Lincoln at 11am on July 28th at the North Bloomfield United Methodist Church, Park Drive, North Bloomfield, Ohio 44450. Professional impersonators Gerald & Marilyn Payn will be in full dress as President & Mrs. Lincoln & will answer questions during the luncheon.  There is also a car & tractor show, as well as local artisans & crafters.

 

Chicken Roast

July 28

American Legion S.A.L. is hosting a chicken roast on July 28 from 3-8 PM. $8, eat in or take home, 9 sides available. 9960 E. Center St. Windham. (330) 326-3188

 

Pot Luck Dinner

July 29

The annual Pot Luck Dinner will be held in the Shalersville Town Hall on July 29 at 1 pm; beverage and table service will be provided, just bring a dish to share  We will have a special guest, President James A Garfield (Wayne Enders) will enlighten us with some of the events of his era and join us for the dinner  All are welcome Dinner time is 1 in the Town Hall

 

Windham Circus

July 30

The Kelly Miller Circus will be coming back to Windham on July 30th, for 2 big performances… 4:30 & 7:30 pm. Located at the Katherine Thomas (KT) school grounds, @ 9032 Maple Grove Rd, it will arrive bright and early Monday morning. Come out and see all the exotic animals being unloaded and watch in amazement at 9:00am, as the elephants help to “put up the Big Top.”  Costs are $10 adult & $6 kids for ADVANCE tickets… at door they will be more. Come out and enjoy the fun! Sponsored by the Windham Historical Society & Windham Park Restoration Committee. For more info— 330-326-6061

 

Kids Adventure Camp

July 30- Aug 3

The 1st Congregational Church of Claridon is with the Lighthouse UM Church in this joint adventure, July 30-Aug 3. Kids ages 3-13 join us for fun from 6:30-8:30pm. Fun night in August 3 at 7:30pm for everyone. Special Focus on watch your words: Bullying is not ok. Respecting ourselves and others: it only takes one to make a difference! Pre-register by calling Ms. Nancy (440-279-3443, Ms. Robin (440) 313-8302 or email Pastor Karen at  pk@lighthouseumc.com

 

Bible Study

Beginning in Aug

Are you interested in an open and relaxed Bible Study group for men and women?  This is a new group beginning in early August that will meet in a living room for those who may or may not attend a church, but would like an honest discussion of what the Bible has to say about real life.  If you are interested call First Church of God in Windham at 330-3226-2293 or Jim at 330-671-1426.  Leave a message if necessary.

 

Chicken Dinner

Aug 1

The Southington United Methodist Church will be holding a chicken dinner on Aug 1 from 3:30-6pm. The menu includes ¼ chicken, escalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, and homemade desserts. Adults $8.00, children’s meal with chicken tenders- ages 4-10, $4.00, children 3 and under free. Carry-outs will be available, so stop by on your way home. Call the church at (330) 898-2156 and they will be ready for pick up when you get there.

 

Veterans Picnic

Aug 2

The Portage County Council of the American Legion Auxiliary will host a picnic for veterans from Cleveland’s Wade Park Veterans Hospital on August 2. the 5 pm picnic dinner will be held at the Deerfield Legion Post 713. Several units are included in this function, and they will provide all the food and prizes. The Deerfield Dandies will provide the entertainment with their music.

 

Yard Sale Day

Aug 3 & 4

North Jackson Citizens’ Association’s Community Wide Yard Sales Day on August 3 & 4 at 9 am. 150+ sales registered. Map to locate sales throughout the entire township available at 11349 W. Mahoning Ave. and businesses on August 3. Free parking at this location. Live music by Steve Frazzini

 

Middlefield Chamber Trunk Sale

Aug 4

Second Annual Trunk Sale August 4 from 9 am to 4 pm in the parking lot of Great Lakes Outdoor Supply across from Middlefield Fire Department. Admission is free to the public. Refreshments available. Hunt for treasures here. Rain or Shine, dress for comfort. Vendor space is still available, 440-632-5705. $20 for 1 space/$35 for 2. Leave name and address and request vendor contract if no answer

 

Third Annual Luau

Aug 4

Aug 4, 2012, from noon to 3 p.m., Harvest Point Church will be hosting their Third Annual Luau at Four Corners Park in Lordstown (SR 45 and Salt Springs Road).  As always, this event is FREE to the public and will feature games, activities, entertainment and food.  In addition, this year’s event will feature a Farmer’s Market.  Come one, come all!  Come early, stay late!  It’s all FREE!  For more information, please contact Pastor Shannon New Spanger at (330)984-6789

 

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic

Aug 4

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. on August 4th at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Rd. Pavilion, Middlefield.  Please bring a dish to pass, own table service, beverage and lawn chairs.  We will provide punch and hot dogs.  We plan on eating at 1:00 p.m.  For additional information call Maryan at 330-569-7057 or Jeannie at 440-749-0518.  Hope to see you all there.

 

Brittany Myers Poker Run

Aug 4

The 11th Annual Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run will take place on Saturday, August 4th Registration starts at 10AM at the Windham American Legion Hall.  2 or 4 wheels are welcome.  All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund, the Special Needs Program at James A Garfield and the Youth Softball League. Call Jamie Cain and Becky Gough for details.

 

Windham Community Church Service

Aug 5

A community worship service will be held August 5 on the Windham Township Green.  This annual worship is sponsored by the WCCF and is called “Fun in Son.”  It will start with a worship service held at the Gazebo.  Ministers from the various churches will participate. It will be followed by a Community Prayer Walk, and an “Open Mike” opportunity where people will entertain the group with songs & music.  The day will conclude with the serving of ice cream.  Food,  for lunch, will be available for purchase. To participate in the “Open Mike”, please contact Rev. Patrick Malone at 330-326-3926 or 440-708-4153 or Larry  Kuhlman at 330-326-3786.

 

American Legion/Auxiliary Picnic

Aug 5

Mantua American Legion Post 193 and the Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 will hold its annual picnic on August 5 at the Shalersville park. Festivities will begin at 2pm with a potluck dinner and conclude at 5pm. The park pavilion is located on Route 303. members and families are asked to bring a dish to share, table service and additional games. Meat and beverages will be provided by the legion. Electricity will be available. Any questions please call Bill at (330) 274-2603

 

Garrettsville UMC Vacation Bible School

Aug 6-9

Dive in and discover God’s underwater universe!  Kids will plunge into Bible stories of people with deep faith and learn to trust a God whose love is bigger than the sea.  Garrettsville United Methodist church will be hosting Vacation Bible School the week of Aug 6-9 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm each evening.  VBS is open to children ages 3yrs-6th grade.  Teen helpers are also needed.  Anyone interested in participating, please contact the church office at 527-2055.

 

Burton Vacation Bible School

Aug 6-9

The Burton Congregational Church will hold its Vacation Bible School for those entering Kindergarten through 6th grade on Monday, August 6 through Thursday, August 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  All children are welcome and pre-registration is not required.  This year’s theme is “Make a Joyful Noise” and includes stories about David, the Psalmist and Jesus, along with singing, games, crafts, and snacks. Bring the children you love to join us!  Burton Congregational Church is “the red church on the square” in Burton Village.  For more information, call the church office at 440-834-4495.

 

Crestwood Safety Town

Aug 6 – 10

Children entering Crestwood Kindergarten in the fall of 2012 will be introduced to a variety of topics focused on teaching them how to stay safe while at home, at school and at play. This educational program runs from August 6 – 10 from 9:00 to 11:30 am at Crestwood Primary School. Register by July 20 to receive a reduced rate of $20 per child.  For further information, please call Annette at (330)389-0951 or crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com.

 

Tennis Camp

Aug 6-9

Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held   August 6 to 9 (raindate is August 10). From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for ages 5 to 15 years.  Fee is $27 for city taxpayers and $32 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is July 20. Forms are available at Ravenna Recreation Department, 530 N. Freedom St, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:15 p.m

 

Library Fundraiser

Aug 10

The Friends of Garrettsville Library are  planning a fundraiser/ social event at the Candlelight Winery. There are no tickets to purchase, and everyone is welcome. This is your chance to support the library programs, and have a good time. Arrive after 4pm. There is no set charge for this event. If you wish to donate to the silent auction contact Cindy at the library. Hope to see you there!

 

JAG Alumni Soccer Game

Aug 11

Registration starts at 5 pm. Game starts at 6pm. J.A.G. Football field. All Garfield soccer alum welcome. Non-player $3.00 entry fee. To RSVP to play, please contact Kim Hoffman (440) 552-9888 or Kim Curry at (330) 527-2186. $10.00 for Alumni game t-shirts.

 

Garden Recipies

Aug 11

Learn to preserve your garden vegetables, herbs and seasonal fruits without the fuss of canning by freezing, drying and pickling instead.  Discover delicious recipes for jams, vinegars and oils that will create tasty meals long after the growing season has ended. Take home simple recipes and sample some of Ruth, Barb and Paula’s favorite garden recipes for refreshments.  Fee of $15. Class from 9-12. Call 440-834-4656 for more information.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon Troy Road.  Mail check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.

 

Camping with Katydids

Aug 11

Learn their songs – and view the perseid meteor shower – at overnight program Bring your tent and sleeping bag and spend the night under the shooting stars while listening to the music of the insect orchestra! August 11 – 6:30 p.m., through Sunday, August 12 – 9:30 a.m. at Chickagami Park, 17858 Tavern Road (Rt. 168), Parkman Township. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. and pitch your tent in time to gather for the 7:30 p.m. singing insect search with cricket and katydid specialist Lisa Rainsong. Afterwards, enjoy a campfire, snacks and Perseid meteor shower viewing from 10 p.m. till midnight. Registration is required at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516. A fee of $5 includes a continental breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Tents only, please. Grounds are partially wheelchair/stroller accessible

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Aug 11

Hosted by State Farm Agent Greg Rodi. August 11 at Adam Hall, 11455 E. Washington St Auburn Township starting at 5 PM. $50-$25,000 in starting chips. $10 for an additional $5,000 in chips. All pre-registered players will receive an extra $5,000 in chips. Re-buys: up until first break. Cash games to follow. Payouts 70%-30% to the foundation. 50/50 raffle & Chinese auction. All proceeds go to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Food & beverages provided. Questions contact Greg Rodi (440) 666-7553,. Jennifer Goldstein (330) 360-3869. Alan Goldstein (330) 360-2242. Joe Pinti (330) 442-3155

 

Car, Bike & Tractor Show

August 12

Ravenna Elks Lodge Tirpak Memorial Car, Bike & Tractor Show August 12, 2012 from 11:00 am  – 3:00 pm  (Registration 10:00 am – 1:00 pm) Proceeds to benefit Maplewood Career Center Scholarships. Dash Plaques, Door Prizes, Awards, Food

 

Windham UMC Worship & Picnic on the Porch

Aug 12

On August 12th Windham UMC will offer casual worship on their front lawn at 10am followed by a free picnic lunch & corn hole. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. 9051 N. Main St.

 

Room Mothers’ Luncheon

August 14

The Freedom Township School Room Mothers’ 2012 luncheon will be held at noon, on August 14 at the Freedom Town Hall. All mothers who have fond memories of their child’s school years at the Freedom School are invited, along with other guests. Those attending should bring a dish to share with serving utensils and their own table service –meat is furnished. For more information call Elaine Duffield at (330) 296-3568

 

Flea Market/Craft Vendors Wanted

Aug 17, 18 & 19

The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County has a few flea marker/ craft vendor spaces available at their antique tractor show August 17, 18 & 19. $15 fee. Contact Terry (330) 442-2430

 

Freedom Run

Aug 18

3rd annual charity poker run, August 18. 4927 Greenwood Rd in Rootstown. Cost $10 per bike $15 w/ passenger. Sign ups start at 10am. First bike out 11am. Last bike out at 12pm. Last bike in at 6pm. 50/50 raffle, American Auction, door prizes, food & soft drinks after the run. Proceeds benefit JDRF. Rain or shine. Bar opens at 8am, breakfast will be available.

 

Annual Picnic

Aug 19

Freedom Township annual picnic will be held this year on August 19 in the Freedom town hall pavilion. Joining in the festivities will be the Freedom Congregational Church and the Bethel Springs congregations. Combined church services will be at 10am in a large tent. The VFW will hold a memorial service at noon. The lunch will be served right after the memorial service. The main meat dish will be provided by the township. The church is cooking hot dogs and hamburgers. All are asked to bring a dish to pass. Space will be provided on the lawn for an art, craft and music fair. Contact Jim Hammar @ (330) 527-2855 to reserve a space

 

Craft Show

Sept 8

Craft show tables available: The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be hosting a craft show on September 8, at the Parkman Community House. The show will start at 10 am and close at 3 pm. Doors will open 2 hours prior to the show for set up. Tables are $25 each and are on a first come first serve basis. Advanced payment is required to hold a tale. For more information call (330) 889-9600 or email support@kidcancerfoundation.org

 

Balloon-A-Fair “Friends In Flight” Seeks Vendors & Exhibitors

Sept 15 & 16

The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses and agencies to set up booths September 15 in downtown Ravenna and September 15 & 16 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna.  For downtown Ravenna booth space application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For SUNBEAU Valley Farm booth application call Heather Sepelak at 330-357-1206. For all general questions regarding the BAF Festival please call 330-296-FAIR.

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James A. Garfield Class of 1987

Save This Date!

Plans are under way for a casual 25th class reunion.  Keep September 29th open on your calendars and start looking for your 80’s fashion!!  Questions or wanting to help “the cause”, call one of the following:  Michele (Miller) Blair 330.979.9384, Kim (Raab) Curry 330.527.2186, Aaron King 330.524.2646 or Kim (Knerem) Bass 330.527.0278

 

Sports Physicals

Call Today!

Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville will continue to do sports physicals again this year. The charge is still $10. We will continue to donate half of the Garrettsville proceeds to a scholarship fund for an athletic participant.

 

Special Cats Open House

Mon-Sat 

Cats are cool, entertaining and lovable. We have all kinds, all ages. Come in to adopt the love of your life now! Some have been here a really long time just waiting for you. So look for our Red Heart specials or make us an offer. The first 5 red heart specials adopted are free so don’t miss out on a purring bundle of fun and love. Animal Welfare Shelter, 545 Brunstetter Rd SW in Lordstown. (330) 394-4122

 

Historical Society Open

First Saturday of Month

The James A. Garfield Historical Society will be open the first Saturday of every month between 10:00 and 3:00.  We are located at the corner of Main St. and High St. in Garrettsville. Microfilm of the Garrettsville Journals is available for research. Everyone is welcome.

 

Youth Soccer Open Fields

July 22 & 26

We will resume open fields at Brosius Rd. Sundays & Thursdays  6:30 to 8:00 PM and will continue every Sunday and Thursday through the month of July.  There is no fee to participate, players must wear shin guards, bring a soccer ball and drink (mouth guards are encouraged).  Ages include 1st grade through 8th grade.  High school players are welcome to help.  Please contact Russ (russell61731@yahoo.com), Bob (matrixprints@yahoo.com) or Brian (bgorby1@yahoo.com) for more information.  This Open Practice is not affiliated with the G-W Soccer Program .

 

“Oklahoma”

July 20 & 21

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will present “Oklahoma” on July 20 and 21 at 7pm in the James A. Garfield High School, Iva Walker Auditorium. Directed by Missy Bookbinder and Jackie Rinearson, musical direction by William Davies and choreographed by Shanelle Waggoner. Tickets may be purchased at the door or call 216-375-0709 to purchase advance tickets. Ticket prices are: Adults 12 and older – $10.00, children under 12 and seniors over 65 – $7.00 and groups of 15 or more $5.00 each. “Oklahoma” is sponsored by Ryser Insurance and Gionino’s Pizzeria.

 

Trash & Treasure Sale

July 19-21

Parkman Congregational Church is holding a Trash & Treasure Sale; July 19  & July 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 21 from  8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.  The church is located on Rt. 528/88 just north of Rt. 422 in Parkman.  Any questions, call the church office at 548-4829. Contact person: Roberta Barringer, Parkman Church, Women’s Fellowship representative

 

Steak Dinner

July 20

Enjoy the best flame-grilled steak with salad, potato, roll and beverage.  Full cut (16-18 oz) is only $14 or a half cut (8-9 oz) is $9.  Fruit Smoothies, Classic Cream Milkshakes and Cappuccino or Lattes also available for $3 each; plus we offer a variety of desserts for only $1 each.  If you pre-order, you will save $1.  Eat in and carry-out available.  July 20 from 5 to 8 pm.  Praise Assembly of God, 10280 State Route 88, Garrettsville, OH (across from JAG High School).  Call for more info or reservations (330) 527-2777.

 

Open Horse Show

July 20

The Garrettsville Town Trotters 4-H club will be hosting an open horse show on July 20th at the Portage County Fairgrounds in Randolph.  Exhibition Barrels will run between 5:00 – 5:30 and the show will start at 6:00.  Classes are $4.00 or $25.00 for all evening.  Five place ribbons and high point awards will be given.  Chinese Auction.  Refreshment stand will be open.  For more information please contact Renee Doraski @ 330-647-8738 or email towntrotters@yahoo.com.

 

Annual Summer Garage Sale

July 20 & 21

The Upton Association is sponsoring the annual summer garage sale. All proceeds will go to the upkeep of the Upton House in downtown Warren. The summer garage sale is July 20 and 21 from 9AM-4PM. Garage sale donations  will be accepted on July 17 and 18.For more information call 330-538-3182 or e-mail institches5848@aol.com. Upton House is located at 380 Mahoning Ave. NW in Warren.

 

Benefit Car Wash

July 21

“Help Maddie” Benefit Car Wash July 21, from 10am-2pm at Ravenna AutoZone across from Tractor Supply. Maddie Pugh is 3 years old who has recently been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. All donations are appreciated

 

“A Night of Revival”

July 21

“A night of revival” will be held at 6 PM on July 21, at the Newbury Full Gospel Church in Kiwanis Lake. There will also be an earlier ministry at 9:30 AM, at the Ladies Aglow meeting at the senior center in Middlefield. Both events are free and open to the public, a free will offering will be taken. For information regarding the Aglow meeting, contact Lois Moone (440) 632-3132. Regarding the Newbury evening service call Pastors Ron or Bobbie (440) 834-0614.

 

Windham Band Car Wash

July 21 

Windham Band Car Wash Fundraiser

Saturday, July 21 10a – 2p at the Windham Fire Department

Accepting donations to help the band raise money for their trip to Disney World in March.

Ice Cream Social

July 21

Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Road S.W., Lordstown will hold an Ice Cream Social from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 21.  There will be turkey sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni  salad, home made pies & ice cream.  A bake sale will also be held.

 

Rockwell International Annual Picnic

July 21

Picnic 12-3. Eating at 1:00pm. Picnic will be held at Braceville Picnic Shelter. Please bring a covered dish to share.

 

“Run of the Ox”

July 21

5k run/walk held during the Ox Roast Festival. 7 AM registration. 8 AM race. St. Joseph’s Church in Mantua. Pre-registration is $16. Race day registration $20. Awards to top 3 overall and classes. For more info call 216-752-5151

 

Kinsman is For Sale

July 21

Kinsman is located on state routes 5, 7 and 87 on the PA line. Rotary chicken BBQ will be located at town park off of State Rt. 5 south from 10 am – 3 pm. Eat in or take out. Town-wide yard sales from 10am to 4pm? Sales at many businesses   Amish Bake sale on square

Free maps available at Market Square on the square

 

Cruisin’ at the Churchyard

July 22

On July 22 from 11am-6pm a chicken dinner and car show will be held at SS Edward & Lucy; Goodie Bags & Dash Plaques to the First 100 Cars. 3 Prizes Given Out PLUS A CHANCE TO WIN A $100 GAS CARD (compliments of Doug’s Auto Repair) (Must be present to win Gas Card * raffle at 4pm) $10 Donation for Show Car Entries Information: Office (440) 548-3812 * Website: SSEdwardLucy.com. 16150 Center St * Parkman

 

Annual Christmas in July

July 22

Kiwanis of the Western Reserve’s annual “Christmas in July” on July 22 provides underprivileged children in the Crestwood, Garfield, & Windham areas with a day of games & a picnic at Hiram College.   We handed out envelopes with the names of kids who people can buy for on Sunday, June 24th and at the combined service on July 1st.  If anyone has picked up an envelope and needs to turn their stuff in, they can drop it off at the Mantua Center Christrian church by Thursday, July 12th and email me at summerlindr@hiram.edu or call me at 330-995-3840 to let me know.  I can also pick up at your house.

 

VBS: We’re Going Bugs!

July 23-25

Mantua Country Baptist Church, three great family nights of Bible stories, crafts, gospel illusions, puppet skits, games, refreshments from 6-8. Everyone is invited, all ages free. The church is located at 12385 Chamberlain Rd Mantua.  For more info (330) 562-6600

 

Vacation Bible School

July 23-27

Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School from July 23rd thru July 27th from  6:00 to 8:30 P.M. Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship  for OPERATION OVERBOARD – DARE TO GO DEEP WITH GOD where your youngsters ( 3 years to 12th grade) are invited to meet Jesus.  They will enjoy Bible stories, music, games, crafts and snacks.

 

Vacation Bible School

July 23-27

Gospel Light’s SonRise National Park vacation Bible school will be July 23-27, at the Wayland Community Church; 6355 Wayland Rd. The adventure begins each evening at 6pm sharp and lasts until 8:30pm. This years theme focuses on Philippians 4:19. A mini-musical will be presented at the morning worship service on July 29. All children, age 3 through those who have finished 6th grade, are welcome. There is no charge to attend. For more info call Anna (330) 938-2335 or Debbie (330) 358-2638.

 

Summer Theater Clinic

July 23 thru Aug 9

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 23 through August 9, 2012 at West Park School.  Registration is now through July 13th. After July 13th there is a $5.00 late fee if any openings.  Cost is $15 for city taxpayers or $20 for non-city taxpayers.

 

Free Community Dinner

July 24

Free community dinner July 24 from 5 -  6 p.m. while supplies last. No take outs. Windham American Legion, 9960 Center Street.  Everyone welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach.

 

Blood Drive

July 25

The United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd. Newton Falls,OH 44444, is having  a blood drive for the American Red Cross, on July 25 from 12 –6 PM in their fellowship hall, which will have air conditioning the day of the drive, so please come and help us get our supply back where it was before the strike, it is settled now and all have returned to work . We hope to see all of our regulars back, we have missed you these 3 months and hope to see first timers; that is always rewarding to us. See you then.

 

Big Brothers & Sisters Golf Scramble

July 25

Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County will hold their annual golf scramble on July 25, at Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent. Shotgun starts at 9am. Golfers will receive 18 holes and cart, continental breakfast, picnic style lunch, steak dinner and beverages; personalized bag tag, sleeve of balls and a photo of your group. Hole-in- one prizes include $5000, Callaway clubs, flat screen television and more. Out auction features a trip for two to Scottsdale, AZ. Cost is $100 per person and can be paid by cash, check or credit card by calling our office (330) 296-6655

 

Sports Physicals

July 26

Announcement for High School Athletes: Advanced Rehabilitation and Health Specialists will be holding sports physicals on July 26th from 3:00 – 6:00pm. Cost is $30 with a family maximum of $75. Call today to schedule your appointment. (330) 274-2747

 

Christmas in July

July 26

Don’t miss “Christmas In July” at the Renaissance Center.  The sights, smells and sounds of Christmas July 26th. 5-6:30 pm. Free community turkey dinner, free drawing for gifts, and Christmas music by Lenora.

 

Chardon’s Bicentennial Weekend

July 26-29

Chardon’s Bicentennial Weekend celebration (July 26-29) will culminate with an even larger, more exciting show than had been planned for Sunday night. This will be the largest fireworks display in the history of Chardon! The full Bicentennial Weekend of activities will come to a close with fireworks and music on Chardon Square so make plans now to attend!. The exact location of the show on the Square has not been announced as yet! Details on that important fact will be released soon! Please plan on enjoying a great Bicentennial Weekend! Chardon Bicentennial Ecumenical Service Thursday evening at the Church of St. Mary, Great Friday Night Fun on Chardon Square, Chardon Township Park Fun all day Saturday and then our Ice Cream Social/Picnic in the Park on Chardon Square Sunday. Games, Music, Food, a Grand Parade and Fireworks! – Fun for the whole family!

 

2012 Run For Hope 5k, 1-Mile Fun Run, & 1-Mile Dog Run

July 28

New Hope Christian Fellowship 11051 E. Washington St. Auburn, OH  44023.  Driveway entrance is off of Auburn Rd. JULY 28, 2012 8:00 am. $15 pre-registration, $20 race day registration (Individuals) $40 pre-registration, $50 race day registration (Family 4 pack) Proceeds to benefit Cruzadas Del Evangelio de Honduras 2012 Chicken Project. To register go to www.hmapromotions.net or print registration form www.newhope4you.net and mail to New Hope Christian Fellowship.

 

Family Fun Day

July 28

A benefit to raise money for mounting medical bills for Angie Monroe, while undergoing chemo and radiation. Presented by Team ANGIE. July 28 from 1-5pm. $7 adults, $4 children ages 4-10, Free under age 3. Ticket prices include entrance to Ridge Ranch Campground, parking, swimming, and lunch. Concessions will also be available during the event. A Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle will take place as well. For more info on this event contact Debbie Brinsey (330) 240-3079, Heather Dewberry (330) 307-3603, Amy Hahn (330) 219-0782, Rose Bennett (330) 979-8784, or look at the TEAM ANGIE page on Facebook.

 

Garfield Class of 1967 Reunion

July 28

The Garfield Class of 1967 – 45 year reunion will be held at Sugarbush Golf Club. Please contact us if you were missed. Mary Jane Orr (330) 898-0384.

 

Lunch With Lincoln

July 28

The North Bloomfield Historical Society will be hosting a lunch with President Lincoln at 11am on July 28th at the North Bloomfield United Methodist Church, Park Drive, North Bloomfield, Ohio 44450. Professional impersonators Gerald & Marilyn Payn will be in full dress as President & Mrs. Lincoln & will answer questions during the luncheon.  There is also a car & tractor show, as well as local artisans & crafters.

 

Chicken Roast

July 28

American Legion S.A.L. is hosting a chicken roast on July 28 from 3-8 PM. $8, eat in or take home, 9 sides available. 9960 E. Center St. Windham. (330) 326-3188

 

Public Observing Night

July 28

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will host a public observing night from 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM, weather permitting. The Moon will be the focus of attention for the night and, if conditions allow, the Ring Nebula will also be viewed. As time and conditions allow, other gems of the summer night sky will be seen through the century-old Cooley Telescope. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. For updates and more information, see the observatory’s Web site: StephensObservatory.org or “@StephensObs” on Twitter. No reservations are required and there is no admission fee for observatory public nights. Cloudy skies at the starting time cancel the event and, in that case, the observatory will not open. There is no parking at the Observatory. Visitors may park on permissible side streets or in the nearby parking lot of Harrison’s Hideaway Convenience Store, 6821 Wakefield Road, a short distance east of the observatory.

 

Pot Luck Dinner

July 29

The annual Pot Luck Dinner will be held in the Shalersville Town Hall on July 29 at 1:00 pm beverage and table service will be provided, just bring a dish to share  We will have a special guest President James A Garfield (Wayne Enders) will enlighten us with some of the events of his era and join us for the dinner  All are welcome dinner time is 1:00 in the Town Hall

 

Windham Circus

July 30

The Kelly Miller Circus will be coming back to Windham on July 30th, for 2 big performances… 4:30 & 7:30 pm. Located at the Katherine Thomas (KT) school grounds, @ 9032 Maple Grove Rd, it will arrive bright and early Monday morning. Come out and see all the exotic animals being unloaded and watch in amazement at 9:00am, as the Elephants help to “put up the Big Top.” Advance sales tickets are available at the following locations: GF Mini Mart, Monica’s Cafe, Renaissance Family Center (RFC), Cortland Bank & Circle K in Windham. Sky Lane Bowling, located in Garrettsville, will also have tickets. Costs are $10 adult & $6 kids for ADVANCE tickets… at door they will be more. Come out and enjoy the fun!  It was almost sold out last time they came, so get tickets early… it’s a great circus!  Sponsored by the Windham Historical Society & Windham Park Restoration Committee. For more info— 330-326-6061

 

Kids Adventure Camp

July 30- Aug 3

The 1st Congregational Church of Claridon with the Lighthouse UM Church in this joint adventure, July 30-Aug 3. Kids ages 3-13 join us for fun from 6:30-8:30pm. Fun night in August 3 at 7:30pm for everyone. Special Focus on watch your words: Bullying is not ok. Respecting ourselves and others: it only takes one to make a difference! Pre-register by calling Ms. Nancy (440-279-3443, Ms. Robin (440) 313-8302 or email Pastor Karen at  pk@lighthouseumc.com

 

Chicken Dinner

Aug 1

The Southington United Methodist Church will be holding a chicken dinner on August 1 from 3:30-6pm. The menu includes ¼ chicken, escalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, and homemade desserts. Adults $8.00, children’s meal with chicken tenders- ages 4-10 $4.00, children 3 and under free. Carry outs will be available, so stop by on your way home. Call the church at (330) 898-2156 and they will be ready for pick up when you get there.

 

Middlefield Chamber Trunk Sale

Aug 4

Second Annual Trunk Sale August 4 from 9 am to 4 pm in the parking lot of Great Lakes Outdoor Supply across from Middlefield Fire Department. Admission is free to the public. Refreshments available. Hunt for treasures here. Rain or Shine, dress for comfort. Vendor space is still available, 440-632-5705. $20 for 1 space/$35 for 2. Leave name and address and request vendor contract if no answer

 

Third Annual Luau

Aug 4

August 4, 2012, from noon to 3 p.m., Harvest Point Church will be hosting their Third Annual Luau at Four Corners Park in Lordstown (SR 45 and Salt Springs Road).  As always, this event is FREE to the public and will feature games, activities, entertainment and food.  In addition, this year’s event will feature a Farmer’s Market.  Come one, come all!  Come early, stay late!  It’s all FREE!  For more information, please contact Pastor Shannon New Spanger at (330)984-6789

 

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic

Aug 4

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. on August 4th at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Rd. Pavilion, Middlefield.  Please bring a dish to pass, own table service, beverage and lawn chairs.  We will provide punch and hot dogs.  We plan on eating at 1:00 p.m.  For additional information call Maryan at 330-569-7057 or Jeannie at 440-749-0518.  Hope to see you all there.

 

Brittany Myers Poker Run

Aug 4

The 11th Annual Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run will take place on Saturday, August 4th Registration starts at 10AM at the Windham American Legion Hall.  2 or 4 wheels are welcome.  All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund, the Special Needs Program at James A Garfield and the Youth Softball League. Call Jamie Cain and Becky Gough for details.

 

Windham Community Church Service

Aug 5

A community worship service will be held August 5 on the Windham Township Green.  This annual worship is sponsored by the WCCF and is called “Fun in Son.”  It will start with a worship service held at the Gazebo.  Ministers from the various Churches will participate. It will be followed by a Community Prayer Walk, and an “Open Mike” opportunity where people will entertain the group with songs & music.  The day will conclude with the serving of ice cream.  Food,  for lunch, will be available for purchase. To participate in the “Open Mike, please contact Rev. Patrick Malone at 330-326-3926 or 440-708-4153 or Larry  Kuhlman at 330-326-3786.

 

Garrettsville UMC Vacation Bible School

Aug 6-9

Dive in and discover God’s underwater universe!  Kids will plunge into Bible stories of people with deep faith and learn to trust a God whose love is bigger than the sea.  Garrettsville United Methodist church will be hosting Vacation Bible School the week of Aug 6-9 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm each evening.  VBS is open to children ages 3yrs-6th grade.  Teen helpers are also needed.  Anyone interested in participating, please contact the church office at 527-2055.

 

Burton Vacation Bible School

Aug 6-9

The Burton Congregational Church will hold its Vacation Bible School for those entering Kindergarten through 6th grade on Monday, August 6 through Thursday, August 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  All children are welcome and pre-registration is not required.  This year’s theme is “Make a Joyful Noise” and includes stories about David, the Psalmist and Jesus, along with singing, games, crafts, and snacks. Bring the children you love to join us!  Burton Congregational Church is “the red church on the square” in Burton Village.  For more information, call the church office at 440-834-4495.

 

Crestwood Safety Town

Aug 6 – 10

Children entering Crestwood Kindergarten in the fall of 2012 will be introduced to a variety of topics focused on teaching them how to stay safe while at home, at school and at play. This educational program runs from August 6 – 10 from 9:00 to 11:30 am at Crestwood Primary School. Register by July 20 to receive a reduced rate of $20 per child.  For further information, please call Annette at (330)389-0951 or crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com.

 

Tennis Camp

Aug 6-9

Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held   August 6 to 9 (raindate is August 10). From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for ages 5 to 15 years.  Fee is $27 for city taxpayers and $32 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is July 20. Forms are available at Ravenna Recreation Department, 530 N. Freedom St, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:15 p.m

 

Library Fundraiser

Aug 10

The Friends of Garrettsville Library are  planning a fundraiser/ social event at the Candlelight Winery. There are no tickets to purchase, and everyone is welcome. This is your chance to support the library programs, and have a good time. Arrive after 4pm. There is no set charge for this event. If you wish to donate to the silent auction contact Cindy at the library. Hope to see you there!

 

Garden Recipies

Aug 11

Learn to preserve your garden vegetables, herbs and seasonal fruits without the fuss of canning by freezing, drying and pickling instead.  Discover delicious recipes for jams, vinegars and oils that will create tasty meals long after the growing season has ended. Take home simple recipes and sample some of Ruth, Barb and Paula’s favorite garden recipes for refreshments.  Fee of $15. Class from 9-12. Call 440-834-4656 for more information.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon Troy Road.  Mail check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.

 

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Aug 11

Hosted by State Farm Agent Greg Rodi. August 11 at Adam Hall, 11455 E. Washington St Auburn Township starting at 5 PM. $50-$25,000 in starting chips. $10 for an additional $5,000 in chips. All pre-registered players will receive an extra $5,000 in chips. Re-buys: up until first break. Cash games to follow. Payouts 70%-30% to the foundation. 50/50 raffle & Chinese auction. All proceeds go to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Food & beverages provided. Questions contact Greg Rodi (440) 666-7553,. Jennifer Goldstein (330) 360-3869. Alan Goldstein (330) 360-2242. Joe Pinti (330) 442-3155

 

Windham UMC Worship & Picnic on the Porch

Aug 12

On August 12th Windham UMC will offer casual worship on their front lawn at 10am followed by a free picnic lunch & corn hole. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. 9051 N. Main St. Windham, OH 44288

 

Adult Softball League

Aug 12

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering the following adult softball leagues for the FALL of 2012: Men’s Sunday League: Earliest games at 10 a.m. Cost:  $425.00 per team.  League tentatively begins August 12.  Minimum of 6 and maximum 8 teams. Co-Ed Sunday League: Cost: $425.00 per team. League play tentatively begins August 12. Tentative time to begin is 3 p.m. (* start time could be earlier) Must have 8 teams to offer league. Deadline to register is July 25. A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a spot in any of our leagues. Balance of league fees due by July 26, 2012. For registration and more information contact Ravenna Recreation at 530 North Freedom St., Ravenna weekdays 8 to 12 and 1 to 4:15 p.m..  Phone – (330) 296-2864.

 

Flea Market/Craft Vendors Wanted

Aug 17, 18 & 19

The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County has a few flea marker/ craft vendor spaces available at their antique tractor show August 17, 18 & 19. $15 fee. Contact Terry (330) 442-2430

 

Freedom Run

Aug 18

3rd annual charity poker run, August 18. 4927 Greenwood Rd in Rootstown. Cost $10 per bike $15 w/ passenger. Sign ups start at 10am. First bike out 11am. Last bike out at 12pm. Last bike in at 6pm. 50/50 raffle, American Auction, door prizes, food & soft drinks after the run. Proceeds benefit JDRF. Rain or shine. Bar opens at 8am, breakfast will be available.

 

Craft Show

Sept 8

Craft show tables available: The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be hosting a craft show on September 8, at the Parkman Community House. The show will start at 10 am and close at 3 pm. Doors will open 2 hours prior to the show for set up. Tables are $25 each and are on a first come first serve basis. Advanced payment is required to hold a tale. For more information call (330) 889-9600 or email support@kidcancerfoundation.org

 

Save the Date!

Sept 15

The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s game against Southeast will be an away game. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

 

Balloon-A-Fair “Friends In Flight” Seeks Vendors & Exhibitors

Sept 15 & 16

The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses and agencies to set up booths September 15 in downtown Ravenna and September 15 & 16 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna.  For downtown Ravenna booth space application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For SUNBEAU Valley Farm booth application call Heather Sepelak at 330-357-1206. For all general questions regarding the BAF Festival please call 330-296-FAIR.

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James A. Garfield Class of 1987
Save This Date!
Plans are under way for a casual 25th class reunion.  Keep September 29th open on your calendars and start looking for your 80’s fashion!!  Questions or wanting to help “the cause”, call one of the following:  Michele (Miller) Blair 330.979.9384, Kim (Raab) Curry 330.527.2186, Aaron King 330.524.2646 or Kim (Knerem) Bass 330.527.0278

Sports Physicals
Call Today!
Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville will continue to do sports physicals again this year. The charge is still $10. We will continue to donate half of the Garrettsville proceeds to a scholarship fund for an athletic participant.

Special Cats Open House
Mon-Sat
Cats are cool, entertaining and lovable. We have all kinds, all ages. Come in to adopt the love of your life now! Some have been here a really long time just waiting for you. So look for our Red Heart specials or make us an offer. The first 5 red heart specials adopted are free so don’t miss out on a purring bundle of fun and love. Animal Welfare Shelter, 545 Brunstetter Rd SW in Lordstown. (330) 394-4122

Morning Worship
Sunday Mornings
Morning Fellowship of doughnuts and coffee at 9:00 AM followed by Sunday School at 10 and worship at 11. The First Church of God in Windham.

Men’s Bible Study
Call if interested
The First Church of God in Windham would like to start a men’s Bible Study group to meet on Saturday or Sunday depending on schedules.  This will be an informal, relaxed atmosphere, possibly meeting in the Pastor’s home.  If you are interested, whether you currently attend a church or not, contact the church at 330-326-2293 or Jim at 330-671-1426.  You can leave a message if necessary.

Historical Society Open
First Saturday of Month
The James A. Garfield Historical Society will be open the first Saturday of every month between 10:00 and 3:00.  We are located at the corner of Main St. and High St. in Garrettsville. Microfilm of the Garrettsville Journals is available for research. Everyone is welcome.

Youth Soccer Open Fields
July 15, 19, 22 & 26
We will resume open fields at Brosius Rd. Sundays & Thursdays  6:30 to 8:00 PM and will continue every Sunday and Thursday through the month of July.  There is no fee to participate, players must wear shin guards, bring a soccer ball and drink (mouth guards are encouraged).  Ages include 1st grade through 8th grade.  High school players are welcome to help.  Please contact Russ (russell61731@yahoo.com), Bob (matrixprints@yahoo.com) or Brian (bgorby1@yahoo.com) for more information.  This Open Practice is not affiliated with the G-W Soccer Program .

Eagles Fish Fry
July 13
Garrettsville Eagles will be holding a fish fry on July 13 from 4-7:30. Fish, shrimp or combo with either baked potato or French fries, green beans, coleslaw, and dinner roll.
Rummage Sale
July 13-14
Come and find new treasures at the Ravenna Order of the Eastern Stars 2nd Annual Rummage Sale on July 13-14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Ravenna Masonic
Complex, 4785 Washington Avenue, Ravenna. Located off of State Route 14

“Oklahoma”
July 13, 14, 20 & 21
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will present “Oklahoma” on July 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7pm and July 15 at 2pm in the James A. Garfield High School, Iva Walker Auditorium. Directed by Missy Bookbinder and Jackie Rinearson, musical direction by William Davies and choreographed by Shanelle Waggoner. Tickets may be purchased at the door or call 216-375-0709 to purchase advance tickets. Ticket prices are: Adults 12 and older – $10.00, children under 12 and seniors over 65 – $7.00 and groups of 15 or more $5.00 each. “Oklahoma” is sponsored by Ryser Insurance and Gionino’s Pizzeria.

Free Movie
July 13
FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE with free popcorn July 13th at the Renaissance Center in Windham. The time is dusk, about 9:00 pm.  Bring a blanket or a chair, enjoy “Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked” — great family time

Rummage Sale/ Flea Market
July 13 & 14
New Mercies Community Church, located at 12767 Butternut Rd, will hold a rummage sale/ flea market on July 13 & 14 from 9-4. Indoor and outdoor spaces are $10. Contact Susan at (330) 968-6268. Donations are being accepted for rummage sale, and may be dropped off at the church at anytime. Food will be available.
AMVETS  Post 112 Annual Scholarship Fund Golf Outing
July 14
Sign up at the AMVETS post 112 Newton Falls. 8:30 am shotgun start. $70 per player, $280 per team. Prizes, cold beer, soda and water are included. Four man scramble. 50/50 drawing. Donuts and coffee. Hot sausage sandwiches at the turn. Steak dinner after the round. Proceeds benefit Newton Falls High School Scholarship Fund

Labrae H.S. Soccer Boosters Trunk Sale
July 14
Held at Bascom Elementary Parking Lot, 1001 North Leavitt Rd, Leavittsburg. Set up starts at 7:30 a.m. Event opens at 9:a.m. ends at 3p.m.Single spaces for $15.00 each, double space for $25.00 ,all spaces will be $25.00 day of sale if available.  Concessions will be available. To enter our event, please contact: BRENDA BARNA @330-307-5629

Art on the Hill
July 14
Art on the Hill will take place this Saturday, July 14th, 10-5 on East Prospect Street in Mantua, OH. Over 60 artisans will line both sides of the streets selling and displaying their handmade creations at this unique street festival. There will also be great food, continuous live entertainment and a huge prize auction. Admission is free. For more info, call 330-414-6486.

Spaghetti Dinner
July 14
Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a spaghetti dinner this July 14, 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, Children (4 thru 11) $6, Children 3 and under are free
Garrettsville Cruise Night
July 14
Cruise night will be held on July 14 (rain date July 15) from 5-8pm on Main Street. Garrettsville Eagles will honro the best motorcycle. The Boys are Back band provides music. Bring your own chairs.

Wastewater Facility Open House
July 14
The Village of Garrettsville Board of Public Affairs invites you to attend an Open House for the Wastewater Treatment Expansion located at 10720 Liberty Street Garrettsville. The open house will be held on July 14 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.

LaBrae HS Trunk Sale
July 14
The LaBrae HS Soccer Boosters will be holding a trunk sale at Bascom Elementary Parking Lot 1001 N Leavitt rd. Leavittsburg July 14 Set up starts @8:00,opens at 9:00,ends at 3:00. SPACES are $15.00 each. Double space is 25.00 Concessions will be available to enter please BRENDA BARNA @ 330-307-5629

Gardeners’ Workshop
July 14
Portage County Gardeners is hosting a Saturday Workshop, open to the public, on July 14 at 10:00 AM at the Gardeners’ Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. in Rootstown.  Participants will get to make a hypertufa or trough planter. The cost is $20.00. Please call Peggy Varney at 330-618-2257 to register.

Doll’s  Christmas in July
July 15
What could be better than Christmas in July?  A Doll’s Christmas in July!  This is the theme of the Luncheon hosted by Garrettsville’s own doll club, The Heart of Doll Country.  It will be held July 15th, from 10-3 at the Kirtlander Party Center, 9270 Chillicothe Road, (Route 306) in Kirtland Ohio.  The cost is $25 for adults, and $15 for children 5-15.  The guest speaker is Sandy Pelphrey, a local  doll collector who writes for the Villager.  There will be a delicious lunch served, door prizes, table favors, and lots of auction items as well as contests for dolls.  Please call Carolyn Englert, 527-4888 or Pat Dutchman 440-785-4183 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Hiram School Reunion
July 15
The 19th annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 15 from 1-4 at the Troy Community House State Route 422 in Welshfield, for all those who attended Hiram School. Beverage, meat and table service will be provided. Those with last names A-L are asked to bring a salad. Those with last names m-z are asked to bring a dessert. For more information call Carol Orban Bott (330) 527-4457 or Barbara Porter Biltz (330) 296-3732.

Crescendo Club Meeting
July 15
On Sunday, July 15th  the Crescendo Club (Boosters for the Newton Falls School Band) will be having our first meeting of the 2012-13 season.  We will meet at 6:00 pm at the Newton Falls McDonald’s.  New members as well as Newton Falls Alumni are welcome to attend.  This is your opportunity to help our kids have another great band year and support their excellent efforts.  Any questions call 330-872-1647.”

Vacation Bible School
July 15-20
Newton Falls United Methodist at 336 Ridge Road will be holding Vacation Bible School on July 15th through July 20th, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for children age three through sixth grade.   The theme will be SONRISE National Park VBS. Phone:  (330) 872-1564

Portage County Republican Women’s Club
July 16
Portage County Republican Women’s Club invites you and your guests to the monthly meeting on July 16 at 6:30 pm. Mi Rancho at 4914 S. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH. Speaker is to be determined. Call Jeneen at (330) 687-4067 if you have any questions

Mantua Historical Society Meeting
July 16
The Mantua Historical Society will meet July 16th at 7:00 pm in the Mantua Township Hall which is located on the historic Mantua Center Green at Route 82 and Mantua Center Road.  The program will be “Nearly Two Centuries of Hiram’s Cultural Landscape” presented by David Anderson & Christine Edwards Borkan.  The program has two themes, one on cultural landscape, how to preserve it, what to preserve, etc., and the other theme compares old views of Hiram village and township with the modern view, sometimes where buildings have been moved, others replaced or remodeled.  The meeting is free & open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Christmas In July Dinner
July 17
Covenant Bible Fellowship (8146 High Street, Garrettsville) would like to invite everyone (no income restrictions) to our Loaves and Fishes Dinner on Tuesday, July17, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. We will be serving a turkey dinner with all of the trimmings!! If you should have any further questions, please feel free to call 330.527.4205.

G-W (Garrettsville-Windham) Soccer Club Meeting
July 18
The G-W Soccer Club needs more volunteers to take on leadership roles to keep the Club going.  An organizational meeting for all volunteers will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., at the Garrettsville Village Park on Brosius Road.  For info, contact Melissa Roubic at m.roubic@gmail.com.

Farmers Market Opening Day
July 18
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre’s Farmers Market begins July 18, 2012 and runs through October 3, 2012.  Once again the market will run Wednesdays from 3-6:30pm in the parking lot of Skylane Bowling Alley. Be sure to stop out for all your bakery, jelly and produce needs.

Parkman Schools Presentation
July 19
Parkman Historical Society presentation on Parkman Schools from 1874 to 1914 July 19th at 7:30 p.m. at Parkman Community House on St. Rt. 422

Gardening Class
July 19
You have seen these magnificent plants at garden centers and at the Geauga County Fair.  Learn how to select and grow these spectacular, fragrant flowers on July 19 from 7-9 pm.  Go to the award-winning brugmansia garden of Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik where she will teach you the care and propogation of these beauties. She will show you the tricks to get hundreds of blooms on a single plant and how to winter them over for years of enjoyment.  As a special treat you’ll even get a brugmansia to take home.  Ask Phyllis for a tour of her garden too! $35 fee.  Light refreshments.  Call 440-834-4656 to register and get directions.

Book Sale
July 19
The Friends of the Garrettsville Library announce a book sale at the Garrettsville Branch of the Portage County District Library on July 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and  July 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Sale set up and pre sale for Friends of the Library will be on Thursday, July 19 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.   The library is located at 10482 South Street in the Village Park.  For further information, call the Garrettsville Library at 330-527-4378.

Trash & Treasure Sale
July 19-21
Parkman Congregational Church is holding a Trash & Treasure Sale; July 19  & July 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 21 from  8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.  The church is located on Rt. 528/88 just north of Rt. 422 in Parkman.  Any questions, call the church office at 548-4829. Contact person: Roberta Barringer, Parkman Church, Women’s Fellowship representative

Rockwell International Annual Picnic
July 21
Picnic 12-3. Eating at 1:00pm. Picnic will be held at Braceville Picnic Shelter. Please bring a covered dish to share.

Ice Cream Social
July 21
Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Road S.W., Lordstown will hold an Ice Cream Social from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 21.  There will be turkey sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni  salad, home made pies & ice cream.  A bake sale will also be held.

“Run of the Ox”
July 21
5k run/walk held during the Ox Roast Festival. 7 AM registration. 8 AM race. St. Joseph’s Church in Mantua. Pre-registration is $16. Race day registration $20. Awards to top 3 overall and classes. For more info call 216-752-5151

Kinsman is For Sale
July 21
Kinsman is located on state routes 5, 7 and 87 on the PA line. Rotary chicken BBQ will be located at town park off of State Rt. 5 south from 10 am – 3 pm. Eat in or take out. Town-wide yard sales from 10am to 4pm? Sales at many businesses   Amish Bake sale on square
Free maps available at Market Square on the square
Cruisin’ at the Churchyard
July 22
On July 22 from 11am-6pm a chicken dinner and car show will be held at SS Edward & Lucy; Goodie Bags & Dash Plaques to the First 100 Cars. 3 Prizes Given Out PLUS A CHANCE TO WIN A $100 GAS CARD (compliments of Doug’s Auto Repair) (Must be present to win Gas Card * raffle at 4pm) $10 Donation for Show Car Entries Information: Office (440) 548-3812 * Website: SSEdwardLucy.com. 16150 Center St * Parkman

Vacation Bible School
July 23-27
Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School from July 23rd thru July 27th from  6:00 to 8:30 P.M. Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship  for OPERATION OVERBOARD – DARE TO GO DEEP WITH GOD where your youngsters ( 3 years to 12th grade) are invited to meet Jesus.  They will enjoy Bible stories, music, games, crafts and snacks.

Vacation Bible School
July 23-27
Gospel Light’s SonRise National Park vacation Bible school will be July 23-27, at the Wayland Community Church; 6355 Wayland Rd. the adventure begins each evening at 6pm sharp and lasts until 8:30pm. This years theme focuses on Philippians 4:19. a mini-musical will be presented at the morning worship service on July 29. All children, age 3 through those who have finished 6th grade, are welcome. There is no charge to attend. For more info call Anna (330) 938-2335 or Debbie (330) 358-2638.

Summer Theater Clinic
July 23 thru Aug 9
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 23 through August 9, 2012 at West Park School.  Registration is now through July 13th. After July 13th there is a $5.00 late fee if any openings.  Cost is $15 for city taxpayers or $20 for non-city taxpayers.

Big Brothers & Sisters Golf Scramble
July 25
Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County will hold their annual golf scramble on July 25, at Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent. Shot gun starts at 9am. Golfers will receive 18 holes and cart, continental breakfast, picnic style lunch, steak dinner and beverages; personalized bag tag, sleeve of balls and a photo of your group. Hole-in- one prizes include $5000, Callaway clubs, flat screen television and more. Out auction features a trip for two to Scottsdale, AZ. Cost is $100 per person and can be paid by cash, check or credit card by calling our office (330) 296-6655

2012 Run For Hope 5k, 1-Mile Fun Run, & 1-Mile Dog Run
July 28
New Hope Christian Fellowship 11051 E. Washington St. Auburn, OH  44023.  Driveway entrance is off of Auburn Rd. JULY 28, 2012 8:00 am. $15 pre-registration, $20 race day registration (Individuals) $40 pre-registration, $50 race day registration (Family 4 pack) Proceeds to benefit Cruzadas Del Evangelio de Honduras 2012 Chicken Project. To register go to www.hmapromotions.net or print registration form www.newhope4you.net and mail to New Hope Christian Fellowship.

Family Fun Day
July 28
A benefit to raise money for mounting medical bills for Angie Monroe, while undergoing chemo and radiation. Presented by Team ANGIE. July 28 from 1-5pm. $7 adults, $4 children ages 4-10, Free under age 3. Ticket prices include entrance to Ridge Ranch Campground, parking, swimming, and lunch. Concessions will also be available during the event. A Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle will take place as well. For more info on this event contact Debbie Brinsey (330) 240-3079, Heather Dewberry (330) 307-3603, Amy Hahn (330) 219-0782, Rose Bennett (330) 979-8784, or look at the TEAM ANGIE page on Facebook.

Garfield Class of 1967 Reunion
July 28
Our 45 year reunion will be held at Sugarbush Golf Club. Please contact us if you were missed. Mary Jane Orr (330) 898-0384.

Lunch With Lincoln
July 28
The North Bloomfield Historical Society will be hosting a lunch with President Lincoln at 11am on July 28th at the North Bloomfield United Methodist Church, Park Drive, North Bloomfield, Ohio 44450. Professional impersonators Gerald & Marilyn Payn will be in full dress as President & Mrs. Lincoln & will answer questions during the luncheon.  There is also a car & tractor show, as well as local artisans & crafters.
Middlefield Chamber Trunk Sale
Aug 4
Second Annual Trunk Sale August 4 from 9 am to 4 pm in the parking lot of Great Lakes Outdoor Supply across from Middlefield Fire Department. Admission is free to the public. Refreshments available. Hunt for treasures here. Rain or Shine, dress for comfort. Vendor space is still available, 440-632-5705. $20 for 1 space/$35 for 2. Leave name and address and request vendor contract if no answer

Third Annual Luau
Aug 4
August 4, 2012, from noon to 3 p.m., Harvest Point Church will be hosting their Third Annual Luau at Four Corners Park in Lordstown (SR 45 and Salt Springs Road).  As always, this event is FREE to the public and will feature games, activities, entertainment and food.  In addition, this year’s event will feature a Farmer’s Market.  Come one, come all!  Come early, stay late!  It’s all FREE!  For more information, please contact Pastor Shannon New Spanger at (330)984-6789

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic
Aug 4
Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. on August 4th at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Rd. Pavilion, Middlefield.  Please bring a dish to pass, own table service, beverage and lawn chairs.  We will provide punch and hot dogs.  We plan on eating at 1:00 p.m.  For additional information call Maryan at 330-569-7057 or Jeannie at 440-749-0518.  Hope to see you all there.

Brittany Myers Poker Run
Aug 4
The 11th Annual Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run will take place on Saturday, August 4th Registration starts at 10AM at the Windham American Legion Hall.  2 or 4 wheels are welcome.  All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund, the Special Needs Program at James A Garfield and the Youth Softball League. Call Jamie Cain and Becky Gough for details.

Crestwood Safety Town
Aug 6 – 10
Children entering Crestwood Kindergarten in the fall of 2012 will be introduced to a variety of topics focused on teaching them how to stay safe while at home, at school and at play. This educational program runs from August 6 – 10 from 9:00 to 11:30 am at Crestwood Primary School. Register by July 20 to receive a reduced rate of $20 per child.  For further information, please call Annette at (330)389-0951 or crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com.

Tennis Camp
Aug 6-9
Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held   August 6 to 9 (raindate is August 10). From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for ages 5 to 15 years.  Fee is $27 for city taxpayers and $32 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is July 20. Foms are available at Ravenna Recreation Department, 530 N. Freedom St, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:15 p.m

Library Fundraiser
Aug 10
The Friends of Garrettsville Library are  planning a fundraiser/ social event at the Candlelight Winery. There are no tickets to purchase, and everyone is welcome. This is your chance to support the library programs, and have a good time. Arrive after 4pm. There is no set charge for this event. If you wish to donate to the silent auction contact Cindy at the library. Hope to see you there!

Garden Recipies
Aug 11
Learn to preserve your garden vegetables, herbs and seasonal fruits without the fuss of canning by freezing, drying and pickling instead.  Discover delicious recipes for jams, vinegars and oils that will create tasty meals long after the growing season has ended. Take home simple recipes and sample some of Ruth, Barb and Paula’s favorite garden recipes for refreshments.  Fee of $15. Class from 9-12. Call 440-834-4656 for more information.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon Troy Road.  Mail check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.

Adult Softball League
August 12
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering the following adult softball leagues for the FALL of 2012: Men’s Sunday League: Earliest games at 10 a.m. Cost:  $425.00 per team.  League tentatively begins August 12.  Minimum of 6 and maximum 8 teams. Co-Ed Sunday League: Cost: $425.00 per team. League play tentatively begins August 12. Tentative time to begin is 3 p.m. (* start time could be earlier) Must have 8 teams to offer league. Deadline to register is July 25. A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a spot in any of our leagues. Balance of league fees due by July 26, 2012. For registration and more information contact Ravenna Recreation at 530 North Freedom St., Ravenna weekdays 8 to 12 and 1 to 4:15 p.m..  Phone – (330) 296-2864.

Flea Market/Craft Vendors Wanted
Aug 17, 18 & 19
The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County has a few flea marker/ craft vendor spaces available at their antique tractor show August 17, 18 & 19. $15 fee. Contact Terry (330) 442-2430

Save the Date!
Sept 15
The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s home game is against Southeast. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

Balloon-A-Fair “Friends In Flight” Seeks Vendors & Exhibitors
Sept 15 & 16
The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses and agencies to set up booths September 15 in downtown Ravenna and September 15 & 16 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna.  For downtown Ravenna booth space application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For SUNBEAU Valley Farm booth application call Heather Sepelak at 330-357-1206. For all general questions regarding the BAF Festival please call 330-296-FAIR.

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Vendors Wanted: Garrettsville Farmers Market
Register Today
Vendors are still being accepted for this year’s market. All vendors must have edible items and no food carts are permitted.  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 18, 2012 through October 3, 2012 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

James A. Garfield Class of 1987
Save This Date!
Plans are under way for a casual 25th class reunion.  Keep September 29th open on your calendars and start looking for your 80’s fashion!!  Questions or wanting to help the “cause”, call one of the following:  Michele (Miller) Blair 330.979.9384, Kim (Raab) Curry 330.527.2186, Aaron King 330.524.2646 or Kim (Knerem) Bass 330.527.0278

Sports Physicals
Call Today!
Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville will continue to do sports physicals again this year. The charge is still $10. We will continue to donate half of the Garrettsville proceeds to a scholarship fund for an athletic participant.

Newton Falls 4th Raffle Tickets
On Sale Thru July 4
Newton Falls 4th of July Committee is selling raffle tickets for the fireworks display to take place on July 4, at 10 pm.  This year’s prizes are as follows:  Grand Prize- $2500.00, 1st- 55” LCD TV, 2nd- Latest IPAD, 3rd- 32” LCD TV, 4th- Kindle Fire, 5th- PlayStation Vita.  The donation price is $10 per ticket and available at local stores and from committee members.  Look for us on the corner by Family Video in June.  ALL donations go to the fireworks!

Historical Society Open
First Saturday of Month
The James A. Garfield Historical Society will be open the first Saturday of every month between 10:00 and 3:00.  We are located at the corner of Main St. and High St. in Garrettsville. Microfilm of the Garrettsville Journals is available for research. Everyone is welcome.

Community Lunch
thru the Summer
Community Lunch – Thursday beginning June 14th through the Summer.  Picnic with Hilltop Christian Church at Mantua’s Buchert Park.  Thursdays 11:30-1:00 – No Lunch July 5 FREE and Open to All. June 14 will be held at Hilltop Church. In Case of Rain – lunch will be served in Hilltop’s Fellowship Hall 4572 West Prospect Street Mantua OH  44255. (330) 274-2771

Crestwood Little Theater
June 29
Crestwood Little Theater will present Jungle Book in the Crestwood Middle School gym, on June 29 at 7:00P.M. This year Crestwood Little Theatre is putting on the musical Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. It is the story about a little boy raised by wolves. He grows up in the jungle, finds out he is in danger from a tiger; but he doesn’t want to go back to the man village. Crestwood Little Theatre is a summer camp that teaches kids how to perform on stage. Kids 7-16 come in every morning at 8:30 to start memorizing their lines, songs and dances! When they are not memorizing their parts, they create costumes, paint backdrops, play theatre games, make props, and set the whole stage, getting it ready for the final show.  They do all of this, in just two weeks. The camp is sponsored by Hiram Community Grant.

God Provides Free Picnic
June 29
Join the God provides a free meal ladies picnic June 29 at the Nelson United Methodist Church in Nelson Circle. Dinner will be served from 4-6pm at 9367 St. Rt. 305. The picnic will include hot dogs, macaroni salad, baked beans, cake and beverages. A good time will be had by all!

Read, sing, and have fun!
June 30-July 1
Students ages 5 to 16 will be able to “Reach Out This Summer” by participating in the musical theater experience “Adventures of the Comic Book Artist.” Auditions for this comedy will be June 30 from 9:00 to 2:00 and July 1 from 12:00 to 2:00 at the Education Building adjacent to the Hiram Christian Church.  All who audition will be assigned a way to participate in this production. Written to be enjoyed by all ages of audience and participants, this play provides something special for everyone. The performance date is August 12 with a dress rehearsal on August 11. This opportunity is provided through the generosity of the Hiram Community Trust, Hiram Christian Church, Hilltop Christian Church, Brighter Day, and Mantua Christian Church. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Director Amy Morton amymorto@gmail.com or Hiram Christian Church, 330-569-7697.
3rd Annual Troy Community Yard Sale
June 29 & 30
Directory and maps will be available to all residents for pickup at the Community Center, 13950 Main Market Road on June 23 & 24. Look for them in the East side of the building by the double entrance doors. Maps will also be there the weekend of the sale.

Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner
June 30
The Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on June 30th from 4 – 7:30 PM. Meals include choice of baked potato or french fries, vegetable, salad and roll. Cost of meals are $12.00 for steak and $8.00 for chicken. Other menu items are available for kids. Carryout is available. Call 330-527-2330 for more info. Open to the public.

Windham Band Fundraiser
June 30
There will be a garage sale fundraiser for the Windham band on June 30 from 9-5 at the Windham Fire Department.

St. William Church  Trunk Sale
June 30
It’s a 1-day garage sale from the trunk of your car. June 30, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: St. William Parking Lot, 5431 Mahoning Ave., Champion, OH. Advance Sale:  $15.00 per spot. Day of Sale: $20.00 per spot (if available) Bring your own table to set up in front of your trunk. We will also be selling used books, media and baked goods. Refreshments will be available. For more information, please contact Debi Hayes @ 330-847-6556

Safety Village Registration
Deadline: June 30
Please register your 2012 – 2013 kindergartner now for James A. Garfield PTO Safety Village.  The areas to be covered are fire, school, gun safety, stranger danger, home and personal safety.  This is a great way to introduce your child into the school environment.  This is open to all incoming James A. Garfield Elementary kindergartners.  Registration fee is $25.00; this provides a T-shirt, snack, and craft every day, plus much more! The deadline for registration is June 30th.  If you have any questions or need a registration form please call Debbie D’Amico @ 330-527-0181.  Sorry – no late registrations and no walk-ins.

Antique & Classic Boat Show
June 30
the 37th Annual Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show, one of the largest in the country will be held at the Portage Lakes on June 30, 2012. Hours:  9AM to 3PM, Rain or Shine, FREE ADMISSION.  The show will be held at the Olde Harbor Inn and Hook, Line, and Drinkers Restaurants at 562 Portage Lakes Drive in Akron. There will be approximately 55 beautiful restored boats, some of which are Chris Craft Custom Runabouts, both pre-World War II and post War models

An Accidental Garden
June 30
The profusion of weedy wildflowers along the former rail line that runs through an old industrial area of Ravenna is quite amazing and beautiful. This Portage Hike and Bike Trail is a botanical showcase. Velvet soft mullein, exotic viper’s bugloss, and a host of other vibrant flowers grow between the ties and along the rails. A surprising number of songbirds and butterflies also add to the charm of this seeming unattractive area. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station. Hiking fee: $8 for non-members, $5 for members. The hike will be from 8-10am. Directions will be sent upon registration. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Eagles Monthly Steak Dinner
June 30
Garrettsville Eagles will hold their monthly steak dinner on June 30 from 4-7:30. Dinner includes steak, baked potato or French fries, toss salad, green beans and dinner roll

Bag Sale
June 30
Hiram Rapids Historical Church is holding a special bag sale $1/bag. June 30 only. 9am-1pm. Nice children, women’s and men’s clothing. Held at historical church  corner of Allyn and Winchell roads.

Ohio Chautauqua
July 3-July 7
The 2012 Ohio Chautauqua, coming this summer to Geauga County, will bring some of the area’s best musical talent to the stage for the tent festival’s five evenings of free, old-fashioned entertainment. Ohio Chautauqua combines living history performances, music and drama to focus on the time “When Ohio was the Western Frontier.” The festival’s trademark red-and-white-striped tent will go up on the grounds of Geauga Historical Society’s Century Village Museum July 3 through July 7

Band Members Needed For July 4th  Concert
For July 4
Anyone who plays a band instrument and can read music is invited to join the Hiram Community band for our July 4 concert at 4pm. There are openings in all sections. Rehearsals will be held on June 20, June 28 and July 3 from 7-9 in Frohring Music Hall on the Hiram College campus. We’ll be doing music from the ‘60s, and music from the World War II era. If interested in playing, please contact Jeffery Quick at jaq@case.edu or (330) 527-0144

Portage County Library
Closed July 4
All branches and offices of Portage County District Library will be closed July 4, in observance of Independence Day.  They will resume regular operating hours on Friday, July 6 (except Windham, which will resume normal operating hours on Thursday, July 5.)  Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org for information about library programs and services. Find us on Facebook.

Hiram Old Fashioned 4th – Annual Pie Contest
July 4
Whip up your best pie and enter it into our annual Pie Contest.  Independent judges will determine a winner and award a fabulous prize during the Big Band Dance and Ice Cream Social.  Drop off your pie at Gerstacker Science Hall (under the arch) on Dean Street between 5:30 and 6:30 pm. July 4th.  All pies will be sold by the slice at the Strawberry Social and Prizes WILL be awarded there for best overall and other categories.  For more info contact Ellen Eckhouse @ 330-569-3146.

Vet’s Appreciation Day
July 4
Geauga Fairgrounds Veteran’s appreciation day will be July 4 starting at 6pm thru fireworks, concessions and military displays. Rain day July 5. For details call Will at (440) 635-0223

Chautauqua Program
July 5
The Middlefield Library will be a location for a daytime Ohio Chautauqua Program.   On  July 5th at 12:00 noon scholar Jeremy Meier will present “Three Perspectives on The Battle of Lake Erie.” Learn how Oliver Hazard Perry and British Commander Robert Barclay prepared for the Battle of Lake Erie, as well as how Perry’s second-in-command, Lt. Jesse Duncan Elliott, would for years argue a very different version of what occurred at the battle. The 2012 Ohio Chautauqua is sponsored and presented by the Ohio Humanities Council. Please call the 440.632.1961 for additional information.  To learn more at Ohio Chautauqua visit: www.ohchautauquageauga.com.
Monthly Dance
July 6
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will hold its monthly dance from 7:30-11:30 on July 6, at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 W. Avenue, Tallmadge. Open to public for $6 for members and $8 for non-members, who are invited to join by a PWP member. For more info call Warrine (330) 699-2361 or (330) 322-9559.

“Welcome to My World”
July 7-August 8
Trumbull Art Gallery is pleased to present “Welcome to My World”, featuring the art of Marie Dippolito.  Marie says, “My world of art has taken me through many phases of painting, drawing, and general artistic development in numerous media.  Figurative, floral and landscapes are my prime interest and also my biggest challenge. The contrast keeps me motivated.”  Come and see her work any Tuesday – Saturday from noon to 4 PM at the Gallery, 196 East Market St., Warren.  Admission is free.

Nelson UMC Vacation Bible School
July 9-12
Join us at Nelson UMC for vacation bible school July 9-12 from 6-8:30pm. Registration is the first night for preschool age 4 through grade 6. The church is located on Nelson Circle at 9367 St. Rt. 305. Thursday we will host a presentation by the children and refreshments will be served. Come to the E.D.G.E. at Nelson UMC; we won’t let you fall over!

Vacation Bible School
July 9-13
Join us at Faith Evangelical Free Church at 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd. for vacation bible school. We’ll have lots of fun, with games, stories, crafts, snack, prizes and more! Classes for everyone from babies to adults. For more information call (330) 527-4068

Brick by Brick
Thru July 9
The successful sale of engraving bricks for the Windham Schools Brick by Brick Scholarship Fund has made the construction of a 4th wall necessary Forms for the purchase of bricks are available at any Windham School system office and the Windham Cortland Bank branch. Orders must be in by July 9 so the bricks can be engraved and placed. Donations for Brick are $60 for individuals and families, $100 for businesses and organizations, $2000 for memorials and $5000 for foundation bricks. Any donation to the fund will be put in the fund endowment and the fund interest will be used to generate scholarships. The summer celebration dinner will feature our 54 year volunteer, Don Miller, and will be August 18.

“Oklahoma”
July 13, 14, 20 & 21
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will present Oklahoma on July 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7pm and July 15 at 2pm in the James A. Garfield High School, Iva Walker Auditorium. Directed By: Missy Bookbinder and Jackie Rinearson, Musical Direction by: William Davies and Choreographed by Shanelle Waggoner. Tickets may be purchased at the door or call 216-375-0709 to purchase advance tickets. Ticket prices are: Adults 12 and older – $10.00, children under 12 and seniors over 65 – $7.00 and groups of 15 or more $5.00 each. Oklahoma is sponsored by Ryser Insurance and Gionino’s Pizzeria.
Free Movie
July 13
FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE with free popcorn July 13th at the Renaissance Center in Windham the time is dusk about 9:00 pm.  Bring a blanket or a chair enjoy “Alvin and the Chipmunk’s Chipwrecked” great family time

Rummage Sale/ Flea Market
July 13 & 14
New Mercies Community Church, located at 12767 Butternut Rd, will hold a rummage sale/ flea market on July 13 & 14 from 9-4. Indoor and outdoor spaces are $10. Contact Susan at (330) 968-6268. Donations are being accepted for rummage sale, and may be dropped off at the church at anytime. Food will be available.

AMVETS  Post 112 Annual Scholarship Fund Golf Outing
July 14
Sign up at the AMVETS post 112 Newton Falls. 8:30 am shotgun start. $70 per player, $280 per team. Prizes, cold beer, soda and water are included. Four man scramble. 50/50 drawing. Donuts and coffee. Hot sausage sandwiches at the turn. Steak dinner after the round. Proceeds benefit Newton Falls High School Scholarship Fund

Seeking Artisans!
July 14
Mantua’s Art on the Hill is seeking artisans and food vendors for their 4th annual event which will be held on July 14 from 10am-5pm in downtown Mantua, Ohio. Each year there are over 60 artisans selling and displaying their handmade work. Booth fee is $45. Call 330-414-6486 or email communityjournal@yahoo.com for an application or more information.

Labrae H.S. Soccer Boosters Trunk Sale
July 14
Held at Bascom Elementary Parking Lot, 1001 North Leavitt Rd, Leavittsburg. Set up starts at 7:30 a.m. Event opens at 9:a.m. ends at 3p.m.Single spaces for $15.00 each, double space for $25.00 ,all spaces will be $25.00 day of sale if available.  Concessions will be available. To enter our event, please contact: BRENDA BARNA @330-307-5629

Hiram School Reunion
July 15
The 19th annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 15 from 1-4 at the Troy Community House State Route 422 in Welshfield, for all those who attended Hiram School. Beverage, meat and table service will be provided. Those with last names A-L are asked to bring a salad. Those with last names m-z are asked to bring a dessert. For more information call Carol Orban Bott (330) 527-4457 or Barbara Porter Biltz (330) 296-3732.

Doll’s  Christmas in July
July 15
What could be better than Christmas in July?  A Doll’s Christmas in July!  This is the theme of the Luncheon hosted by Garrettsville’s own doll club, The Heart of Doll Country.  It will be held July 15th, from 10-3 at the Kirtlander Party Center, 9270 Chillicothe Road, (Route 306) in Kirtland Ohio.  The cost is $25 for adults, and $15 for children 5-15.  The guest speaker is Sandy Pelphrey, a local  doll collector who writes for the Villager.  There will be a delicious lunch served, door prizes, table favors, and lots of auction items as well as contests for dolls.  Please call Carolyn Englert, 527-4888 or Pat Dutchman 440-785-4183 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Gardening Class
July 19
You have seen these magnificent plants at garden centers and at the Geauga county fair.  Learn how to select and grow these spectacular, fragrant flowers on July 19 from 7-9 pm.  Go to the award winning brugmansia garden of Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik where she will teach you the care and propogation of these beauties. She will show you the tricks to get hundreds of blooms on a single plant and how to winter them over for years of enjoyment.  As a special treat you’ll even get a brugmansia to take home.  Ask Phyllis for a tour of her garden too! $35 fee.  Light refreshments.  Call 440-834-4656 to register and get directions.

Trash & Treasure Sale
July 19-21
Parkman Congregational; Church is holding a Trash & Treasure Sale; July 19  & July 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 21 from  8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.  The church is located on Rt. 528/88 just north of Rt. 422 in Parkman.  Any questions, call the church office at 548-4829. Contact person: Roberta Barringer, Parkman Church, Women’s Fellowship representative

“Run of the Ox”
July 21
5k run/walk held during the Ox Roast Festival. 7 AM registration. 8 AM race. St. Joseph’s Church in Mantua. Pre-registration is $16. Race day registration $20. Awards to top 3 overall and top 3 in 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over. For more info call 216-752-5151

Kinsman is For Sale
July 21
Kinsman is located on state routes 5, 7 and 87 on the PA line. Rotary chicken BBQ will be located at town park off of State Rt. 5 south from 10 am – 3 pm. Eat in or take out. Town wide yard sales from 10am to 4pm? Sales at many businesses   Amish Bake sale on square
Free maps available at Market Square on the square

Cruisin at the Churchyard
July 22
On July 22 from 11am-6pm a chicken dinner and car show will be held at SS Edward Lucy. Goodie Bags & Dash Plaques to the First 100 Cars. 3 Prizes Given Out PLUS A CHANCE TO WIN A $100 GAS CARD (compliments of Doug’s Auto Repair) (Must be present to win Gas Card * raffle at 4pm) $10 Donation for Show Car Entries Information: Office (440) 548-3812 * Website: SSEdwardLucy.com. 16150 Center St * Parkman

Summer Theater Clinic
July 23 thru Aug 9
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 23 through August 9, 2012 at West Park School.  Registration is now through July 13th. After July 13th there is a $5.00 late fee if any openings.  Cost is $15 for city taxpayers or $20 for non-city taxpayers.

Big Brothers & Sisters Golf Scramble
July 25
Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County will hold their annual golf scramble will be on July 25, at Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent. Shot gun starts at 9am. Golfers will receive 18 holes and cart, continental breakfast, picnic style lunch, steak dinner and beverages; personalized bag tag, sleeve of balls and a photo of your group. Hole in one prizes include $5000, Callaway clubs, flat screen television and more. Out auction features a trip for two to Scottsdale, AZ. Cost is $100 per person and can be paid by cash, check or credit car by calling our office (330) 296-6655

2012 Run For Hope 5k, 1-Mile Fun Run, & 1-Mile Dog Run
July 28
New Hope Christian Fellowship 11051 E. Washington St. Auburn, OH  44023.  Driveway entrance is off of Auburn Rd. JULY 28, 2012 8:00 am. $15 pre-registration, $20 race day registration (Individuals) $40 pre-registration, $50 race day registration (Family 4 pack) Proceeds to benefit Cruzadas Del Evangelio de Honduras 2012 Chicken Project. To register go to www.hmapromotions.net or print registration form www.newhope4you.net and mail to New Hope Christian Fellowship.

Family Fun Day
July 28
A benefit to raise money for mounting medical bills for Angie Monroe, while undergoing chemo and radiation. Presented by Team ANGIE. July 28 from 1-5pm. $7 adults, $4 children ages 4-10, Free under age 3. Ticket prices include entrance to Ridge Ranch Campground, parking, swimming, and lunch. Concessions will also be available during the event. A Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle will take place as well. For more info on this event contact Debbie Brinsey (330) 240-3079, Heather Dewberry (330) 307-3603, Amy Hahn (330) 219-0782, Rose Bennett (330) 979-8784, or look at the TEAM ANGIE page on Facebook.

Class of 1967 Reunion
July 28
Our 45 year reunion will be held at Sugarbush Golf Club. Please contact us if you were missed. Mary Jane Orr (330) 898-0384.

Lunch With Lincoln
July 28
The North Bloomfield Historical Society will be hosting a lunch with President Lincoln at 11am on July 28th at the North Bloomfield United Methodist Church, Park Drive, North Bloomfield, Ohio 44450. Professional impersonator Gerald & Marilyn Payn will be in full dress as President & Mrs. Lincoln & will answer questions during the luncheon.  Starting around 1:30, Professional impersonator Mr. Mike Wilson will be on the North Bloomfield Town Hall Stage as Niles, Ohio native, President McKinley. In full dress, Mr. Wilson will give a brief presentation about the life & times of President McKinley as well as take questions. There is also a car & tractor show, as well as local artisans & crafters.

Brittany Myer’s Poker Run
Aug 4
The 11th Annual Brittany Myer’s Memorial Poker Run will take place on Saturday, August 4th Registration starts at 10AM at the Windham American Legion Hall.  2 or 4 wheels are welcome.  All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myer’s Scholarship Fund, the Special Needs Program at James A Garfield and the Youth Softball League. Call Jamie Cain and Becky Gough for details.

Crestwood Safety Town
Aug 6 – 10
Register early for Crestwood Safety Town, co-sponsored by the Crestwood Primary PTO. Children entering Crestwood Kindergarten in the fall of 2012 will be introduced to a variety of topics focused on teaching them how to stay safe while at home, at school and at play. This educational program runs from August 6 through August 10 from 9:00 to 11:30 am at Crestwood Primary School. Register by July 20 to receive a reduced rate of $20 per child.  If space allows, late registrations will be taken on August 6 at 9:00 am at a cost of $30 per child.. For further information, please call Annette at (330)389-0951 or crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com.

Library Fundraiser
Aug 10
The Friends of Garrettsville Library are  planning a fundraiser/ social event at the Candlelight Winery. There are no tickets to purchase, and everyone is welcome. This is your chance to support the library programs, and have a good time. Arrive after 4pm. There is no set charge for this event. If you wish to donate to the silent auction contact Cindy at the library. Hope to see you there!

Garden Recipies
Aug 11
Learn to preserve your garden vegetables, herbs and seasonal fruits without the fuss of canning by freezing, drying and pickling instead.  Discover delicious recipes for jams, vinegars and oils that will create tasty meals long after the growing season has ended. Take home simple recipes and sample some of Ruth, Barb and Paula’s favorite garden recipes for refreshments.  Fee of $15. Class from 9-12. Call 440-834-4656 for more information.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. on the Burton Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon Troy Road.  Mail check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.

Flea Market/Craft Vendors Wanted
Aug 17, 18 & 19
The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County has a few flea marker/ craft vendor spaces available at their antique tractor show August 17, 18 & 19. $15 fee. Contact Terry (330) 442-2430

Save the Date!
Sept 15
The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s home game is against Southeast. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

Balloon-A-Fair “Friends In Flight” Seeks Vendors & Exhibitors
Sept 15 & 16
The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses and agencies to set up booths September 15 in downtown Ravenna and September 15 & 16 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna.  For downtown Ravenna booth space application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For SUNBEAU Valley Farm booth application call Heather Sepelak at 330-357-1206. For all general questions regarding the BAF Festival please call 330-296-FAIR.

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G-W Soccer Club Needs YOU!!

G-W Soccer Club needs new trustees this year to continue the wonderful tradition we have seen over the past 10 yrs. and to get the season off to a great start.  Any willing participants please contact Russ (russell61731@yahoo.com),  Bob (matrixprints@yahoo.com), or Stacey (martin.neer@earthlink.net)  who are stepping down after 5 yrs. as trustees.  We have all the info needed to continue the program in an efficient manner and will answer any questions you may have.  Typically 4 to 5 trustees are best suited to spread the work items around.   Sign-ups are typically held in June with teams assembled by August 1.  Again, please step up to continue this wonderful club.

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G-W Soccer Club Needs YOU!!

G-W Soccer Club needs new trustees this year to continue the wonderful tradition we have seen over the past 10 yrs. and to get the season off to a great start.  Any willing participants please contact Russ (russell61731@yahoo.com),  Bob (matrixprints@yahoo.com), or Stacey (martin.neer@earthlink.net)  who are stepping down after 5 yrs. as trustees.  We have all the info needed to continue the program in an efficient manner and will answer any questions you may have.  Typically 4 to 5 trustees are best suited to spread the work items around.   Sign-ups are typically held in June with teams assembled by August 1.  Again, please step up to continue this wonderful club.

 

Vendors Wanted Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Today

Vendors are still being accepted for this year’s market. All vendors must have edible items and no food carts are permitted.  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 18, 2012 through October 3, 2012 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

 

Seeking Artisans

Register Today 

The DMRC is seeking artisans for the 4th Annual Art on the Hill to be held from 10-5. Booth fee is just $45. An application and more information can be found at mantuashalersvillechamber.com or by calling 330-414-6486. Art on the Hill is sponsored by Rick Frato, Financial Advisor – Edward Jones and the Community Journal. We hope to see you in July!

 

Volunteers Needed

The Camelot Center is currently seeking volunteers to assist with their therapeutic horseback riding program.  Minimum age is 14 years old.  Volunteers are needed to assist riders to groom their horses before lessons, lead horses, sidewalk riders who may need physical or emotional support, help with general maintenance and fundraisers. Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays with classes in the mornings, afternoon and early evening.  No horse experience is needed as we will teach you what you need to know.  This is a great way to be with children, adults and horses and have fun while helping others.  Please contact the barn at 330-889-0036 for more info or email us at info@camelotcenter.org.

 

Attention Crafters & Vendors

Register Today

The Ravenna Summerfest is June 16 from 10-6. We are currently looking for additional crafters and vendors to add to the day’s activities and car show. Please contact Susie 330 296 3779 or Barb 330 297 6684

 

Newton Falls 4th Raffle Tickets

On Sale Thru July 4

Newton Falls 4th of July Committee is selling raffle tickets for the fireworks display to take place on July 4, at 10 pm.  This year’s prizes are as follows:  Grand Prize- $2500.00, 1st- 55” LCD TV, 2nd- Latest IPAD, 3rd- 32” LCD TV, 4th- Kindle Fire, 5th- PlayStation Vita.  The donation price is $10 per ticket and available at local stores and from committee members.  Look for us on the corner by Family Video in June.  ALL donations go to the fireworks!

 

Chardon Flea Market

Friday’s starting June 1

The Chardon Square Association is pleased to announce the return of the Farmers Market, Flea Market, and Kids Flea Market. The month of June includes all these popular markets held on the beautiful historic Square. The Farmers Market  each Friday starting June 1 through September from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on the Square. The 21st Annual Flea Market will be on June 2 from 9:00 AM to 4 PM on the Square. The second Annual Kids Flea Market will be on June 10 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on the Square. During this market, kids are encouraged to show up to purchase a booth space to show their toys and maybe make a little bit of money from other local kids selling their toys.

 

Historical Society Open

First Saturday of Month

The James A. Garfield Historical Society will be open the first Saturday of every month between 10:00 and 3:00.  We are located at the corner of Main St. and High St. in Garrettsville. Microfilm of the Garrettsville Journals is available for research. Everyone is welcome.

 

Sunday Morning Fellowships

Every Sunday

Each Sunday morning the First Church of God in Windham at 9016 N. Main St. invites you to share in a donuts and coffee/juice fellowship at 9:00 am.  The fellowship time is followed by adult and children’s classes at 10 and congregational worship at 11.

 

Book Sale Donations

Accepting Now

The West Geauga Friends of the Library are now accepting donations for their annual summer book sale. Bring your donations of gently-used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comics, CDs, DVDs, books on tape or CD, puzzles, board games, sheet music and prints (no textbooks or encyclopedias, please) to the Geauga West Library during regular library hours.  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.

 

Big Brothers & Sisters Needed

Call Today

705 Oakwood St. Suite 103, Ravenna

Start the summer by helping a child and gaining a friend. Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County are in need of men & women to volunteer as mentors and role models to children. We have over 80 children, all over Portage County, waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister. Call today (330) 296-6655 or visit www.bbdportage.com

 

Band members needed for July 4 Concert

July 4

Anyone who plays a band instrument and can read music is invited to join the Hiram Community band for our July 4 concert at 4pm. There are openings in all sections. Rehearsals will be held on June 20, June 28 and July 3 from 7-9 in Frohring Music Hall on the Hiram College campus. We’ll be doing music from the ‘60s, and music from the World War II era. If interested in playing, please contact Jeffery Quick at jaq@case.edu or (330) 527-0144

 

Chagrin Valley Toastmasters

1st & 3rd Tuesdays

Meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the Chagrin Falls Library at 6:45pm. Learn to speak confidently with group support. Call Pat (216) 324-3934

 

Kiwanis All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

 June 8

Join the Kiwanis club for an  All-You-Can-Eat spaghetti dinner on June 8th from  5-7 pm in the Hiram College Kennedy Center.  Dinner includes spaghetti with a choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert.  Adults are $6 and kids 8 and under eat FREE! Carry-out available.  There will be a silent auction!  Our co-host this month is the Hiram Police Dept.’s “Shop with a Cop” program.

 

Open House at Geauga Theater

June 8

The Geauga Lyric Theater Guild is welcoming the community at an Open House this June 8th at Geauga Theater, from 4 pm to 6 pm. It will be an opportunity for businesses and residents alike to learn about future plans for the theater and arts center, sponsorship opportunities in the season program or marquee, the growing arts education program, our upcoming season and purchase season passes. Meet the Guild’s Board President Lee Ann Tamburrino and Executive Director Chris Cipriani. Refreshments will be served, sponsored by Rosepointe Cottage Tea Room in Chardon. The historic Geauga Theater is located on beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street, Chardon, Ohio. For information about the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild visit www.geaugatheater.org, or call 440-285-7701.

 

Annual Rainbow Girls Car Wash

June 8

Dirty car getting you down?  Wash away your winter dirt and grime.  Bring your car to the annual Car Wash sponsored by W. Farmington Assembly #116 of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.  It will be held at the Champion Arby’s on June 8 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.  The cost is by donation and the proceeds will go to the girls’ treasury.  This year the girls have collected donations for the Relay for Life, Hospice House, Scholarship Fund, Diabetes Step Out Walk, Wounded Warrior Project and Make A Splash programs. For more information about how your daughter age 11 to 19 can join this community service organization please visit our website: www.mastermason.com/WFarmington116 or call our Mother Advisor, Roxanne York, at (330) 240-5116.

Relay For Life

June 8

Lordstown-Newton Falls Relay for Life begins 6/8/12 at 6:00 p.m. and ends 6/9/12 at 6:00 p.m. Come join us for the fun and festivities.   Newton Falls High School Track.  907 Milton Blvd S. For information on the survivor dinner contact Laura Harkless at 872-0370

 

Annual Spring Rummage Sale

June 8 & 9

Edinburg First Church of God Rummage Sale  will be held on June 8, 9am to 5pm;  June 9, 9am to 2pm. Missions will have a bake sale and the youth will serve lunch. Clothing, misc, much children’s clothing and large and small toys. For more information, please call Alma at 330-654-3841

 

Auxiliary Tea Luncheon

June 9

Join the UH Geauga Medical Center Auxiliary for a Tea Luncheon on June 9

from 11:30AM to 1:30 PM at The Sisters of Notre Dame Community Hall

1300Auburn Road,  Chardon, Ohio 44024. Door Prizes, American Cancer Society Style Show, Guest Speakers who will deliver messages of hope in dealing with cancer and  “Bras for a Cause” Fundraiser. Tickets are on sale in the Wish U Well Gift Shop at UH Geauga Medical Center from 7AM to 5PM Monday through Friday. Pre Sale tickets are $10.00. Day of the Event tickets are $12.50. For more information call Karen at 440.285.6271/ All proceeds will benefit the Uh Geauga Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center

 

Spaghetti Dinner

June 9

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on June 9 from 5-7PM. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carryout as well. Prices are: Adults $7.00, Children (4 thru 11) $6.00, Children 3 and under are free.

 

Portage Country Gardeners Workshop

June 9

Portage County Gardeners are hosting a workshop on June 9 at 10:00 at their Center, 5154 S. Prospect St., in Rootstown. This workshop is open to the public. The workshop topic is Green Cleaning. Participants will learn to use simple products like white vinegar and baking soda and will get to make and take three products. Please call Peggy Varney at 330-618-2257 to pre-register for this workshop. The cost is $15.00.

 

Dodge Test Drive For Crestwood Bands

June 9

On June 9 from 11 am – 2 pm  Dodge is teaming up with the Crestwood Bands for a fundraiser at Crestwood High School. For each person taking a test drive of a Dodge vehicle (must be age 18 with valid drivers license), the band will receive $20 from Dodge. There will also be concessions, hourly raffles, games, and a performance by the CHS Brass Quintet. Come on out and support the award-winning Crestwood Bands. For more information, call 330-212-3764.

 

Garrettsville Youth Football Sign-ups

June  9

Garrettsville youth football signups will be held on June 9 at the Village Hall from 9 am  – Noon. Registration for the 2012 season is $75/ player. Questions? Call Ted Lysiak (330) 216-7412 or Espy Hedge (330) 322-0007

 

2012 Gone Green Garden Tour

June 9

On June 9 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm  the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Geauga County Storm Water Task Force invite you to explore the county on this unique tour showcasing gardening and environmentally friendly yard practices.  As a “drive-it-yourself” tour participants will be able to travel freely to five different stops in Geauga County.  For more information please visit the District’s website at www.geaugaswcd.com or contact Gail Prunty at (440) 834-1122 ext. 2 orgprunty@geaugaswcd.com.

 

Parents without Partners Picnic Supper

June 9

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will have a picnic supper from 6:30-7:30 and its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30 on June 9. These monthly dances are open to the public, and non-members are invited to join the PWP members to celebrate the June picnic supper/dance theme of “Bring Your Best Friend” Cost for members is $12 per person. Cost for non-member is $14 per person. Call Mary at (330) 947-2867 or Warrine at (330) 322-9559 by June 8 for reservations and further information.

 

Nice & Easy Canoe Trip

June 10

Paddle on the serene upper Cuyahoga River near Burton.  The slow moving state scenic river winds through extensive wetlands and bottomland forests near Russell Park in Geauga County. The tour begins and ends at Russell Park on Rapids Road 2 miles north of U.S. Rte. 422 in Troy Township. Wildlife of the area includes river otters, beaver, mink, sandhill cranes, bald eagles, prothonotary warblers and the extremely rare jewel wing. The paddle will begin at 10:00am (length @ 3 miles). Fee: $25 per person for non-members, $20 for members. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Worship on the Porch & Picnic on the Porch

June 10

On June 10th Windham UMC will offer casual worship on their front lawn at 10am followed by a free picnic lunch & cornhole. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

 

Soccer Signups

By June 11

Newton Falls Youth Soccer Sign Ups. Open to all children ages 4 to 14. Go to www.nfysl44444.org for registration forms and information or call Denise at 330-442-7025. Must be postmarked by June 11th. Cost $55 per child, discounts for 2 or more.

 

Summer Day Camp

June 11 thru August 17

Renaissance Family Center starts their Summer Day Camp June 11 through August 17. Cooking, candy making, crafts, basketball, volleyball, decoupage, clay molding, scrap booking and so much more. Pick up a schedule at the Renaissance Family Center or call us 330-326-3003.

 

Hiram College Youth Football Camp

June 11-13

Hiram College Youth Football Camp.  Instruction from Hiram College coaches for kids entering grades 3-8.  The camp will be held on the Hiram College Campus on June 11-13.  Cost for the camp is $120.  For more information, please go to http://www.hiramterriers.com/sports/fball/camps or call (330) 569-5446.

 

Summer Camp Counseler Registrations

June 11 – Aug 10

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is taking registrations for Jr Camp Counselor for our Summer Playground Day Camp.  This program is open to students entering 8th, 9th or 10th grades in the Fall 2012 and the program is held at John Tontimonia City Park.This program is designed for individuals with leadership qualities and who love to work with children.  Participants will enjoy all the same activities as the Playground Camp participants and assist in the program planning, activities, general park duties and a community service project.  For more information call the (330) 296-2864

 

Day in the Country

June 13

Women’s Council for Hiram College is planning their Annual Day in the Country from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm.  Donations of gardening items, plants, jewelry, antiques, books, and household items are needed.  No clothing!   Bring your donations to the Martin Field House, SR 305 on  June 12 starting at 9 am.  If you need to have items picked up, please call 330-569-3119.  All proceeds benefit Hiram College Scholarships.

 

Free Community Dinner

June 14

Why cook supper when there is a free community dinner on June 14, at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main St. Windham.  The dinner will be served from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., while supply lasts.   The dining room is air-conditioned.  All are welcome. Bring your friends.  The Congregational UCC of Windham provides the dinner.  They are providing free dinners on the second Thursday of each month.  There is a ramp access at the front of the building.  No carryouts.  For more information call 330-326-3133

 

Free Movie

June 15

Our first Free Outdoor Movie June 15 at the Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr.  Windham. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy “We bought a Zoo” with free popcorn.

 

Local Author Series

June 16

The third in our 2012 Local Author Series features Melissa Gregory, author of No Longer Simple: The New Beginning and The Complication. Miss Gregory’s book, written for tweens and young adults, will also be enjoyed by adult readers. It is the story of a young woman who, after suffering a loss, must adjust to many changes in her life, including moving to a new state and going to a new school. This is the first in the No Longer Simple series by Miss Gregory, who is a Newton Falls Middle School teacher. The program will be held at the Newton Falls Library

June 16 at 2 pm.

 

Annual Reunion

June 16

The Annual Reunion of the Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends will be held June 16th at Divieste Banquet Hall, 754 North River Rd., N.W., Warren, Ohio.  Doors will open for visiting at 10 a.m. Dinner at Noon. $20.00 per plate.  Reservations Necessary.  Money, name and number in party send to: Evelyn Ballas 129 Bane Ave. Newton Falls, Ohio 44444.  For further details, contact Merial Price 330-889-3068 or Evelyn Ballas 330-872-0717.

 

Crusade

June 16 & 17

Missionary/Evangelists Don and Doris Carver of Louisville, Kentucky will hold crusade services at the Freedom Community Center, 8940 State Route 700, in Freedom Township. Services are scheduled for June 16 at 6 pm and June 17, at 11 am. This event is sponsored by Bethel Springs Fellowship, www.bethelspringsfellowship.org.

 

Poker Run

June 17

Rose’s Rescue, a non-profit pet rescue, will be sponsoring a Poker Run on June 17th, 2012. The cost is $15 riders, $10 passengers, and this includes dinner. You may register at Carlton Harley Davidson, 11771 SR 44, Mantua Oh. Check out our website, www.rosesrescue.net, for more info.

 

Summer Playground Day Camp

June 18- July 19

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is taking registrations for Summer Playground Day Camp. Packets may be picked up at the Recreation Department office.  This program is held at John Tontimonia City Park and is open to all children entering kindergarten through grade seven in Fall of 2012. Event sponsor is Medical Mutual.  Also included is a Ravenna School District Summer Reading & Math program  for children in Ravenna School District entering 1st through 5th grades  in Fall 2012 offered free of charge for a 5 week program from June 18-July 19. For more information call the (330) 296-2864.

 

Track Camp

June 18-21

Track Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held June 18-21 (RAINDATE: June 22) at Ravenna High School Stadium, 6:00 to 7:00 pm for grades 1st – 8th graders.    Fee is $17.00 for city taxpayers and $22.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 50.  Deadline to register is June 8. forms are available at Ravenna Recreation Department, 530 N. Freedom St, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Vacation Bible School

June 18-22

Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 North Main Street, Mantua, will be hosting Vacation Bible School June 18-22 from 9:30 to Noon. This year’s theme is the “Amazing Desert Journey”. We will be learning more about the Lord’s Prayer. Children age 3 through the 6th grade are welcome. To register call Diane Lottig at 330-274-2868 or the Church at 330-274-2849.  Come and enjoy a week of music, lessons, crafts and fun

 

Safety Town

June 18 & 22

Register early for Ravenna Parks and Recreation’s Safety Town, co-sponsored by the Rotary Club.  Children entering kindergarten and 1st grade in the fall of 2012 will be introduced to safety awareness in a week-long program, June 18 to June 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Willyard School.  $35 or $40 for Non-city taxpayers.  Deadline to register is May 25 or until filled.  For further information contact 296-2864.

 

Girls Basketball Skills Camp

 June 18-21

There will be a basketball skills camp for girls entering grades 4-9 on June 18-21 at Garfield High School.  The cost of the camp is $35.   Registration forms can be printed by visiting the following web site:  http://tinyurl.com/GirlsSkillsCamp  Camp is sponsored by the Garfield Athletic Boosters

 

Junior Golf Clinic

June 19- 21

Ravenna Recreation is offering Junior Golf Clinic for children ages 8 to 16 years at Windmill Lake Golf Club on June 19 to June 21, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.   This instructional clinic will teach putting, chipping, golf etiquette, iron and wood play. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS  JUNE 15 OR UNTIL FILLED.  Checks made payable to Windmill Lake Golf Club, but mailed to Ravenna Parks and Recreation, 530 N. Freedom Street, Ravenna, Ohio.  Fee is $40.00 For more information call Ravenna Recreation Department at (330) 296-2864.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Garden Tour & Plant Sale

June 20

June 20, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., 4th Annual Scholarship Benefit.  The Geauga County Master Gardeners are presenting their fourth and best yet Garden Tour & Plant Sale. $15 tickets may be purchased in advance (440.834.4656) or at Adam Hall Community Center, 11455 E. Washington Street, Auburn Township, OH 44023 the day of the sale

 

Spaghetti Dinner

June 23

Western Phoenix Masonic Lodge # 42 of Parkman will be holding and all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner  on Saturday June 23rd from 4 ~ 7 PM at the Parkman Community House located at 16295 Main Market (Rt. 422), Parkman Ohio.  Adults $7. Proceeds to benefit the Boy Scout Troop #76  and the  Geauga County Dog Shelter.  For tickets call 216-389-7428.

 

Swiss Steak Dinner

June 23

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Swiss steak Dinner on June 23 from 5-7PM. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carryout as well. Prices are: Adults $7.00, Children (4 thru 11) $6.00, Children 3 and under are free.

 

Friends of Melana 2nd Annual 5k

June 24

The Friends of Melana Committee is pleased to announce our 2nd annual 5k and 1 mile run/walk benefiting Childhood Glioma Cancer. The date for the event is set at June 24th at 9:00 a.m. right by the Garrettsville Summerfest Main Stage. We had 180 participants last year and we want this year to be bigger and better than ever! The cost for the event is $25.00 for runners and $10.00 for walkers. This year we are also featuring a DJ to play warm up music. The atmosphere will be fun and exciting. More information is available at www.summerfest5k.eventbrite.com

 

Vacation Bible School

June 24-28

First Baptist Church in Newton Falls

“Amazing Wonders Aviation: Awesome God! Amazing Power!” is the theme of this year’s Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls. The school will be held June 24-28 (Sunday-Thursday) from 6:00 to 8:30 PM and is open to children four years old through Grade 6.  There is no cost and registration can be online at www.fbcnewtonfalls.com  or by contacting the church (330) 872-7055.

 

Cheerleading & Hip Hop Camp

June 25-28

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Cheerleading and Hip Hop Camp for youth ages 5 to 11. The clinic will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday, June 25 to 28 at John Tontimonia City Park – Tower Lodge (rain date is June 29).  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayers is $27 and all others is $32.  Deadline is June 15.  Participants should bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.  Breakfast/snack will be served. Min 12 and max 50. 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

 

Vacation Bible School – “Incrediworld”

June 25 – 29

First Baptist Church of Garrettsville. 7656 State Route 82 Garrettsville, OH 44231. Ages – 2 yrs old to 12 yrs old – PLUS an Adult Class 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 330-527-2727

 

Free Community Dinner

June 27

Enjoy our Free Community Dinner with Chef Jim’s Hot Dog sauce and free drawing June 27 from 5-6:30 pm at the Renaisannce Family Center. Everyone is welcome.

 

Rummage Sale & Auction

June 27

Rummage Sale and Auction at the Middlefield Senior Center located at 15820 Ridgewood Drive in Middlefield Village June 27.  Sale begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Auction will begin at 10:00 a.m.  For further information, call the Senior Center (440) 632-0611.

 

Family Fun Day Benefit for Angie Monroe

June 28

Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-10, and children under 3 are free. Your ticket gains you entry to the campground, parking, swimming, and lunch. Concessions will also be available throughout the day. A Chinese auction and 50/50 drawing will take place the day of the event as well. For questions or ticket information, contact Debby Brinsey (330) 240-3079. Heather Dewberry (330) 307-3603. Amy Hahn (330) 219-0782. Rose Bennett (330) 979-8785

 

Safety Village Registration

Deadline: June 30

Please register your 2012 – 2013 kindergartner now for James A. Garfield PTO Safety Village.  The areas to be covered are fire, school, gun safety, stranger danger, home and personal safety.  This is a great way to introduce your child into the school environment.  This is open to all incoming James A. Garfield Elementary kindergartners.  Registration fee is $25.00; this provides a T-shirt, snack, and craft every day, plus much more! The deadline for registration is June 30th.  If you have any questions or need a registration form please call Debbie D’Amico @ 330-527-0181.  Sorry – no late registrations and no walk-ins.

 

St. William Church  Trunk Sale

June 30

It’s a 1-day garage sale from the trunk of your car. June 30, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: St. William Parking Lot, 5431 Mahoning Ave., Champion, OH. Advance Sale:  $15.00 per spot. Day of Sale: $20.00 per spot (if available) Bring your own table to set up in front of your trunk. We will also be selling used books, media and baked goods. Refreshments will be available. For more information, please contact Debi Hayes @ 330-847-6556

 

An Accidental Garden

June 30

The profusion of weedy wildflowers along the former rail line that runs through an old industrial area of Ravenna is quite amazing and beautiful. This Portage Hike and Bike Trail is a botanical showcase. Velvet soft mullein, exotic viper’s bugloss, and a host of other vibrant flowers grow between the ties and along the rails. A surprising number of songbirds and butterflies also add to the charm of this seeming unattractive area. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station. Hiking fee: $8 for non-members, $5 for members. The hike will be from 8-10am. Directions will be sent upon registration. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

“Oklahoma”

July 13, 14, 20 & 21

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will present Oklahoma on July 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7pm and July 15 at 2pm in the James A. Garfield High School, Iva Walker Auditorium. Directed By: Missy Bookbinder and Jackie Rinearson, Musical Direction by: William Davies and Choreographed by Shanelle Waggoner. Tickets may be purchased at the door or call 216-375-0709 to purchase advance tickets. Ticket prices are: Adults 12 and older – $10.00, children under 12 and seniors over 65 – $7.00 and groups of 15 or more $5.00 each. Oklahoma is sponsored by Ryser Insurance and Gionino’s Pizzeria.

 

AMVETS  Post 112 Annual Scholarship Fund Golf Outing

July 14

Sign up at the AMVETS post 112 Newton Falls. 8:30 am shotgun start. $70 per player, $280 per team. Prizes, cold beer, soda and water are included. Four man scramble. 50/50 drawing. Donuts and coffee. Hot sausage sandwiches at the turn. Steak dinner after the round. Proceeds benefit Newton Falls High School Scholarship Fund

British Soccer Camp

July 16-20

Ravenna Recreation is registering for a Challenger – British Soccer Camp staffed by a team of British experts. Registration is limited, so register early.  All campers will receive a free British soccer ball, t-shirt, a personal skills evaluation and a giant soccer poster. In addition, anyone enrolled by June 1 at midnight will also be entitled to claim a FREE replica soccer jersey (valued at $39) that coaches themselves will wear during the week of camp. Cost: $170, to be held July 16-20 – six hour days from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and return each day from 5 to 8 p.m. Team camps also available upon request.  Deadline to register is July 8.  Register online at :  www.challengersports.com. For more information call (330) 296-2864 Ravenna Recreation, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 and 1 to 4:15 p.m. at 530 North Freedom St.

 

Trash & Treasure Sale

July 19-21

Parkman Congregational; Church is holding a Trash & Treasure Sale; July 19  & July 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 21 from  8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.  The church is located on Rt. 528/88 just north of Rt. 422 in Parkman.  Any questions, call the church office at 548-4829. Contact person: Roberta Barringer, Parkman Church, Women’s Fellowship representative

 

“Run of the Ox”

July 21

5k run/walk held during the Ox Roast Festival. 7 AM registration. 8 AM race. St. Joseph’s Church in Mantua. Pre-registration is $16. Race day registration $20. Awards to top 3 overall and top 3 in 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over. For more info call 216-752-5151

 

Summer Theater Clinic

July 23 thru Aug 9

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 23 through August 9, 2012 at West Park School.  Registration is now through July 13th. After July 13th there is a $5.00 late fee if any openings.  Cost is $15 for city taxpayers or $20 for non-city taxpayers.   Fee includes breakfast each morning. Children entering 4th through 7th grade in the fall 2012 8:00am – 9:15am. Children entering K through 3rd grade in the fall 2012 8:45am – 10:00am.

Participants will work on scenes, monologues, improvisations, character analysis, and theater games. This summer’s course will focus on the Emmy Award-Winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series “Schoolhouse Rock”.   Whether you are the beginner or advanced student there is something for everyone in this clinic.    Free public performance will be held on August 9 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

Class of 1967 Reunion

July 28

Our 45 year reunion will be held at Sugarbush Golf Club. Please contact us if you were missed. Mary Jane Orr (330) 898-0384.

 

Brittany Myer’s Poker Run

Aug 4

The 11th Annual Brittany Myer’s Memorial Poker Run will take place on Saturday, August 4th Registration starts at 10AM at the Windham American Legion Hall.  2 or 4 wheels are welcome.  All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myer’s Scholarship Fund, the Special Needs Program at James A Garfield and the Youth Softball League. Call Jamie Cain and Becky Gough for details.

 

Flea Market/Craft Vendors Wanted

Aug 17, 18 & 19

The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County has a few flea marker/ craft vendor spaces available at their antique tractor show August 17, 18 & 19. $15 fee. Contact Terry (330) 442-2430

 

Save the Date!

Sept 15

The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s home game is against Southeast. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

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G-W Soccer Club Needs YOU!!

G-W Soccer Club needs new trustees this year to continue the wonderful tradition we have seen over the past 10 yrs. and to get the season off to a great start.  Any willing participants please contact Russ (russell61731@yahoo.com),  Bob (matrixprints@yahoo.com), or Stacey (martin.neer@earthlink.net)  who are stepping down after 5 yrs. as trustees.  We have all the info needed to continue the program in an efficient manner and will answer any questions you may have.  Typically 4 to 5 trustees are best suited to spread the work items around.   Sign-ups are typically held in June with teams assembled by August 1.  Again, please step up to continue this wonderful club.

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Vendors Wanted Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Today

Vendors are still being accepted for this year’s market. All vendors must have edible items and no food carts are permitted.  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 18, 2012 through October 3, 2012 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

 

Seeking Artisans

Register today 

The DMRC is seeking artisans for the 4th Annual Art on the Hill to be held from 10-5. Booth fee is just $45. An application and more information can be found at mantuashalersvillechamber.com or by calling 330-414-6486. Art on the Hill is sponosred by Rick Frato, Financial Advisor – Edward Jones and the Community Journal. We hope to see you in July!

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Vendors Wanted Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Today

Vendors are still being accepted for this year’s market. All vendors must have edible items and no food carts are permitted.  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 18, 2012 through October 3, 2012 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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Hiram College Camps for Kids
This Summer
Don’t miss out on the fun and learning! Hiram College is once again offering wonderful camp opportunities for children of all ages and interests. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram for details or contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

JAG Scholarship
Apply Today
Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that for the 5th year they will be offering a scholarship for senior athletes at James A Garfield High School. The scholarship will be for $750. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are availible at the Chiropractic office or through the school counselor

Historical Society Open
First Saturday of Month
The James A. Garfield Historical Society will be open the first Saturday of every month between 10:00 and 3:00.  We are located at the corner of Main St. and High St. in Garrettsville. Microfilm of the Garrettsville Journals are available for research. Everyone is welcome.

Bingo at St. Michael Church
Every Thursday
Bingo every Thursday night in the parish hall at St. Michael Church,  9736 East Center Street, Windham.  Games start at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Bingo at St. Ambrose Church
Every Tuesday
Bingo every Tuesday night in the church hall at St. Ambrose Church, 10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville. Games (early bird) start at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

RFC Monthly Meal
April 26
Renaissance Family Center is having their monthly free community meal April 26 from 5-6:30 pm.  There is a free drawing and a great sense of community. Come join us.

God Shares A Meal
April 27
God Shares a Meal, April 27 at the First United Methodist Church in Middlefield. All are welcome to enjoy a free meal and great fellowship. Dinner is served from 4:30-6:30 PM in the Social Hall, 2nd level. Elevator access. The April meal includes bbq chicken, potatoes, vegetables, dessert and beverages. The church is located at 14999 South State Ave. Call the church at 440 632 0480 for more info.

God Provides Free Meal
April 27
The Nelson United Methodist Church will be featuring their April God Provides a free meal, April 27 from 4-6 pm. The church is located on Nelson Circle. Will be serving vegetable beef soup. Stop in for a hearty bowl of soup and fellowship

Spring Rummage Sale
April 27
The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St, in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale on  April 27 from 9am to 5pm and  April 28 from 9am to 1pm. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall
Console Gaming Tournament
April 27
Sponsored by Newton Falls Technology Department in the high school commons. Registration 4-5, tournaments begin at 5. Pre-register by April 20 and receive a free t-shirt.

Earth Day Celebration
April 27
Come and join Crestwood Local Schools for our 8th Annual Earth Day Celebration! It will be hosted on April 27 from 4:30-6:30 at the Crestwood Elementary Schools. Come and enjoy some Earth Day family fun time! Students can visit entertaining and educational Earth Day stations that include many hands-on activities and projects. Hope to see you there!

Rummage Sale
April 27 & 28
Portage County Gardeners are hosting their annual Rummage Sale at their Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. in Rootstown on April 27 and 28 from 9-2. Electronics, baskets, housewares, craft items, holiday items, bedding, baby things and much more – all priced low to sell! Cookies, coffee and tea will be available for purchase. For more information contact, Helena Parry at 330-673-0577.

Cat Adoptions
Through April 28
From April 21 thru April 28, 2012 adult and senior cat adoption fees will only be $25 (for qualified adopters) at the Portage Animal Protective League.  Regular fees are $50.  Kitten season comes fast and stays for a long time. The Portage APL is hoping to increase adoptions while also planning for the influx of cats and kittens that inevitably occurs each spring.

Texas Hold Em Tournament
April 28
Freedom Brawler Texas Hold Em Tournament will be April 28 from 6pm-12am at Sugar Bush Golf Course, 11186 St. Rt. 88. $50 ticket price gets $2000 in chips. Additional one-time $1000 buy in after the first hour for $20. Proceeds benefit The Freedom Brawlers 13U Baseball Team. For more info contact John Joeright 330.221.6400

Rummage Sale
April 28
VFV Post 1055 Ravenna. 9-4 outside pavilion, tables for rent. 6000 New Milford Rd.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
April 28
Braceville United Methodist Church off of St. Rt. 82 will host a stuffed pork chop dinner on April 28 from 4-6:30 pm. $9 for adults. $3.50 for children. This will be the last pork chop dinner of this season

Gospel Concert
April 28
Ravenna Chapter #46 Order of the Eastern Stars invites you to our 1st Annual Gospel Concert and Dinner under the direction of Ruth & Chuck Dennison.  Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the concert at 7 p.m. The event will take place on April 28 at the Ravenna Masonic Complex located at 4785 Washington Avenue in Ravenna.  Tickets are $20 per person.  All tickets are pre-sale only.  For more information, please call Ruth or Chuck at (330) 626-1260.

Scotch Doubles
April 28
Relay for Life Scotch Doubles at SkyLane Bowling Garrettsville, OH. Proceeds go to the G-Force Relay for Life Team. (Previously G.E.M.S. and Papas Posse). April 28th at 9:00pm. Includes 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, Unlimited draft beer, pop or coffee. $40.00 per couple to reserve lanes call Kellie Norris 330-524-4908 or Michelle Cmunt 330-527-9310

Sirloin Steak Dinner
April 28
Support Kiwanis of Newton Falls and enjoy a delicious 14 ounce Sirloin steak dinner with all the trimmings. April 28, 4pm to 7pm Newton Falls Community center, 52 East Quarry Street. Cost $15

Grand River Wildlife Area-Sampler
April 28
This 7,000+ acre complex of wetlands and swamp forest surrounds the meandering upper Grand River.  Numerous beaver swamps, marshlands, ponds and lakes are the home of river otters, sandhill cranes, bears, and great variety of other wildlife species. The program begins at 2:00pm and we will visit the complex of wetlands of a former fish hatchery and several other wildlife observations areas. Bring binoculars for wildlife viewing opportunities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Directions provided upon registration.

Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area-Sampler
April 28
This 9,000 acre wildlife refuge is the home of numerous bald eagles, sandhill cranes, ospreys, river otters, black bears, rare rattlesnakes and a host of other wildlife species. Join us from 9:00am-Noon as we will amble the back roads, view hidden ponds, and visit the best wildlife viewing areas of this sprawling complex. Bring binoculars for the best opportunities for eagle viewing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Directions provided upon registration.

Rummage Sale
April 28
Rummage sale April 28,from 9-4 pm at the VFW Post 1055. 6000 New Milford Rd. Ravenna. Want to rent a vendors table? $15 for info call 330 931 8910

Rummage Sale
April 28
Mantua Center Green, located at the corner of State Rt. 82 and Mantua Center Rd,  will be hosting a rummage sale on April 28 from 9-3. Household Items, clothing, sports equipment, lawn & garden and crafts. Proceeds benefit the Christian Youth Fellowship mission fund for Hiram, Mantua and Hilltop Churches

Plant Sale
April 28
The Nelson United Methodist Church will be hosting a plant sale on April 28 from 10-2 at the church, located on Nelson Circle. Will have full-sun perennials, limited vegetable plants and herbs. Most plants are in 4” pots and are hardy, at a cost of $2.00 each

Bag Sale
April 28
$5  bag sale (clothing only ) April 28   9:00am to 1:00 at Hiram Rapids historical church corner of Winchell and Allyn Roads in Hiram.

Free Bicycle Repair
April 28
Renaissance Family Center of Windham, Ohio, Inc. and Portage Cyclery of Kent are providing free bicycle repair on  April 28th 11:00 am till 3:00 pm.  Come get help from the pros.  This is the day to bring your bicycle to the Center, our volunteers will check your bike over and if we have the parts to repair your “Ride” we will have you back to peddling your bike all across town.
Theater Open House
April 28
The Geauga Lyric Theater Guild will be having an Open House, with free theater tours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 28 during the Maple Festival. Enjoy a behind the scenes look at this historic theater and learn about upcoming events, and classes in the arts for adults and youth.

Gemboree
April 28 & 29
The Gemboree will be held April 28 from 10-6 and April 29 from 10-5 at Emidio and Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Admission $5 adult, $4 seniors & students, $1 ages 7-14; free for scouts in uniform & children under 6.

Horseback Trail Clinic
April 29
Horseback Trail Clinic. April 29 from 1-3:30 pm, at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township Please do not bring your horse to this free, no-registration clinic, suitable for anyone school-aged and up and wheelchair/stroller accessible. Maps and information  will be available, as well as membership details for the OHC and 4-H groups. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
April 29
All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held at Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple drive, Newton Falls from 12-3 pm on April 29. Carryouts are available. Adults $7, children 6-11 $3 and children under 5 eat free.

Baseball Sign ups
April 29
Sign ups for E/EE Baseball for Mantua , Garrettsville ,and Windham will be held on April 29 from 5-6:30 pm at the Grange Hall in Mantua. All players need to sign up at this time so we will know how many teams we will have for Portage North. Players will be assigned to their home teams. Any questions please contact Phil Britton at 330-527-2209. Cost is determined by what town you live in.

Roast Beef Dinner
April 29
Eastern Star roast beef dinner April 29, 12:30-4:30 at the Mantua Masonic Center, 10801 John Edwards Drive, Mantua. $8 in advance. $ 5 Children 5-12. Free under 5.

Taste of the Western Reserve
April 29
Sunday, April 29 at Signature Solon from 4pm-7pm, annual food tasting and grazing festival of local eateries. Presented by the Rotary Club of Aurora

Crafts with Cinderella
April 29
On April 29 children can make a craft with Cinderella and her Prince from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Bring your camera for great photo opportunities. Pre-registration is required, $6.00 per child. Call the business office at 440-286-2255 Tuesday through Thursday 11am to 4pm.

Bird Watching Walk
April 29, May 13 & 20
April 29 at The Rookery, May 6 at Eldon Russell Park, May 13 at Big Creek Park and May 20 at Swine Creek Reservation. All are Sundays from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Bird Walk
April  29; May 6, 13, 20
Experienced and beginning birders are invited for these walks as we set out early Sunday mornings to learn and record the sights and sounds indicating the return of our feathered friends from distant lands. Bird walks begin at 7:30am and usually end about 9:00am. Bring your binoculars and meet at the JH Barrow Field Station on Wheeler Rd. (between SR 305 and SR 82) near Garrettsville. It is a great way to learn birding from experts. No registration is necessary. For questions, call 330.569.6003.

Burton Library Closed
April 29 & May 2
The Burton Public Library will be closed on Sunday, April 29 and Wednesday, May 2 for carpet installation

Chicken Dinner
May 2
The Southington United Methodist Church, Routes 305 & 534, in Southington will be holding a chicken dinner on May 2 from 3:30-6 pm. The menu includes ¼ chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw and homemade desserts. Adults $8, children’s meal with chicken tenders- ages 4 thru 10 $4. children 3 and under free. Carry outs available. Call the church at 330 898 2156 and they will be ready for pickup when you get there.

Rummage Sale
May 3, 4 & 5
Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Road Newton Falls, Ohio 44444 May 3rd & 4th  from  9-5; May 5th  from   9-12 Saturday – bag day) Bake sale and lunch counter Thurs & Fri

“Trinkets ‘n Treasures” Sale
May 3 & 4
The Federated Church of Chagrin Falls presents its “Trinkets ‘n Treasures” sale on May 3-5 at the Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Road. This giant indoor event will include household goods, toys, games, sporting equipment, furniture, artwork, books, antiques, tools, electronic equipment and gently used clothing at reasonable prices. On May 3 and 4 sale hours are 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Saturday is half price and bag day and hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event benefits programs at the Federated Church. For information visit the  church website: www.fedchurch.org. or call 440-247-6490.

Rummage Sale
May 4 & 5
Rummage Sale.  St. Michael’s Church, Ridge Road, Newton Falls. May 4, and 5, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.”

Shalersville School Annual Banquet
May 5
School Annual Banquet, May 5 Banquet dinner will be served at 5pm. Dinner consists of Stuffed Chicken & Roast Beef in the Shalersville Town Hall. Price per person is $13. This years honorees are those of the Class of 1942, 52 & 62 The Shalersville Historical society museum will be open from 4-5 PM. Reservations need to be made by April 30th. Call Judy with questions and reservations @ (330)297-9681.

Goalkeeper Clinic
May 5
Ravenna Recreation is registering for a Soccer Goalkeeper Clinic for ages 6 to 13.  Clinic is held on May 5 at the Ravenna Soccer Complex. Ages 6 to 9 will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ages 10 to 13 will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $!5 for city taxpayers (live or work in city limits) or $20.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Min 5 per age group and max 10 per age group so sign up early. Participants supply their own size soccer ball, water, shin guards and mouthpiece. Deadline April 20 or until filled.

MOM /TAT
May 5
Machine-O-Mania/ Touch-A-Truck will be at the James A. Garfield H.S./M.S./ E.S. parking lot on Saturday, May 5 from 11:00 to 3:00 for kids of all ages to get “up close and personal” with all sorts of  big vehicles–18-wheelers, fire trucks, buses, ambulances, tow trucks, you-name-it.  The racer “Time Bandit” will be there. Sports memorabilia items (remember Bernie Kosar?) will be in the on-site Chinese auction…gift baskets too…something for everyone.  Suggested donation : $3.00.  Come for the kids; come for the kid in you.

Book Sale
May 5
Newton Falls Public Library will hold a book sale on  May 5 from 9-4 pm
Monthly Dance
May 5
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will have its monthly dance, May 5, from 7:30-11 at the Kent V.F.W. #3703 post home. 500 VFW Parkway in Kent Ohio. Music will be by DJ Mel. Open to public. Please call Warrine 330 699 2361 or 330 322 9559, for more information.

Steamship Round Beef Dinner
May 5
Steamship Round Beef Dinner, May 5 at the First United Methodist Church in Middlefield. Served from 4:30-6:30 pm. Meal includes a salad bar, redskin potatoes, dessert and beverages. Presale tickets only by April 30 are $12 for adults and $7.50 for ages 12 and under. For tickets call the church at 440 632 0480 or Mitch and Julie Dulka at 440 636 5576. Proceeds benefit our Land Fund.

Nelson Township Clean-up
May 5 & 6
Yearly clean-up will be held May 5 & 6 from 8-4. It will be located behind the Nelson Community Center. Items accepted will be tires (limit 4 per household), batteries, appliances, furniture and household trash. We will not accept paint, oil, hazardous waste, garbage, yard waste, building materials, shingles and fencing materials. This is for Nelson Township residents only, ID’s will be checked.

Geauga Democratic Women to Hold Tea
May 6
The Geauga Democratic Women’s Caucus will hold a Tea on Sunday, May 6 at 2PM at the home of Jackie Fienga at 12170 Fowler’s Mill Rd. in Chardon. Local actress Cissy Hubbard will provide a presentation on “Women in History.” The cost is $25 and space is limited. Contact Deb Reiter at 440-286-4857 or dmr121@msn.com.

Digital Photography Class
May 7
Do you have a digital camera and want to know how to use it better?  Find out at the Burton Public Library on May 7 at 7:00 p.m.  Eileen Findak of Findak Photography in Madison will present “the ins and outs” of digital photography and answer all of your questions.  Be sure to bring your digital camera and manual.  Please call the Burton Public Library at 440-834-4466 to register for this program.

Over-the-Hill Meal
May 9
Over-the-Hill meal is May 9. Held at Mantua Center Christian Church. Dinner is at 6pm. Cost is $6. Everyone is welcome.

Home Cooked Supper
May 9
The Last Home Cooked supper at Pricetown Church for the season. 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd,  Newton Falls May 9 from 5-6:30 pm. Individual chicken pot pie, pierogi potatoes, salad, roll, homemade desserts, & beverage. Adults $7.00; Children 6 to 12 years $3.00;  5 and under free. Hope to see you there!

Mother’s Day Plant Sale
May 11
American Legion Post 459 Ladies’ Auxiliary will sponsor a special Mother’s day plant sale (flats, baskets, pots) American Legion Hall, Goodwin Street, Burton Ohio. May 11 from 12-7 and May 12 form 9-2 PM rain or shine. Proceeds to School Scholarship Fund. For further information, call 440 834 4532

Softball Clinic
May 11
The Ravenna Recreation Department is offering All Skills Softball Clinic for ages 9 to 15. Clinic will be held at City Park field #1 on May 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.  Cost is $12 for CTP or $17 for NCTP.  Please register at Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department, 530 N. Freedom St. Deadline is May 11th  and for more information call 330-296-2864. Participants enrolled in Ravenna Recreation Girls Fast Pitch 9-15 divisions may participate free of charge.

Spaghetti Dinner
May 11
Beebe Rebekah Lodge, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the Miss Liberty House Project, which is a home in Ravenna for female veterans.  The dinner will be held on May 11 from 5-7 at the United Methodist Church in Ravenna, located at the corner of Riddle Ave. and Prospect St.  The cost is $7.00 for 13 and up, $5.00 for kids 5-12, and $5.00 for seniors 55 and up.  The dinner includes spaghetti with choice of marinara or meat sauce, rolls, salad, dessert and beverage.  Carryout is also available.

PTO Rummage Sale
May 12
Garfield PTO Rummage Sale May 12 at Garfield Intermediate School. 8233 Park Avenue Garrettsville. Drop off times May 6th 3-6:00, May 8th 4-5:30, & May 10th 4-6:00.

Spring Open House
May 12
Steve and Sharon Grover welcome all to celebrate spring at the farm on May 12, from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.  The Grovers will host a spring open house at Ridgeview Farm, 5488 Kinsman Rd, State Route 87 in Middlefield.  There is no charge for this event. The farm is located on SR 87 in Mesopotamia Township, 3.5 miles east of Middlefield or 7.5 West of SR 45 in Bloomfield.

Plant Sale
May 12
The Perennial Gardeners are digging, cutting, potting and writing plant descriptions!  All is in readiness for their annual Plant Sale, May 12th, 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. at the Town Hall in Chesterland located at 13455 Chillicothe Road, just North of Mayfield Road.  Plants of all kind will be available, the common and the unusual, many cared for over the years in the home gardens of members.  Join us and maybe even pick up a plant for Mother’s Day.

Wine & Chocolate Tasting
May 12
What could be more pleasant than a relaxing evening near a tranquil lake with friends?  Call today to make your reservation to attend the third annual Friends of WomenSafe Wine Tasting at Pineview Lake in Chardon from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  May 12. The evening is sponsored by PNC Bank.  You’ll have the opportunity to sample wines from Emerine Estates Winery, Markko Winery and Harpersfield Winery.  Snack on an interesting assortment of appetizers while you take your chances on a 50/50 Raffle, Wine Pull, and Chinese Auction. You can bid on your next vacation in Vail, Colorado or Naples, Florida in the Silent Auction! Only $35.00 per person ($25 for adults not wishing to sample wine) Please call #440-285-3741 to make your reservation or get more information. Space is limited.

Plant, Flower & Craft Sale
May 12
Hiram Farm living and learning community spring plant, flower and country craft sale. 11543 Garfield Rd. Hiram. May 12, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Unique Mother’s Day Gifts

Free Computer Training
May 14-16
Portage County District Library is pleased to announce that it is taking reservations for its next set of free computer training sessions. Training sessions will take place at the Garrettsville Library May 14-May 16 from 11- 1. Sessions fill up fast, so register early at www.portagelibrary.org (select “Library Programs”). Call 330-562-6502 for additional information.

Galapagos Islands Experience
May 18
Experience the Galapagos Islands at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living on Friday, May 18, 2012, at 1:00 pm!  Prudy Hall will share photos and information from her recent travels to this incredible archipelago!  Her presentation focuses on the fascinating wildlife and natural history of the Galapagos.  Won’t you  join us?  Refreshments will be served and admission is free!
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.  If you have any questions, call Christine at (440)834-0260, ext. 4, or e-mail us at brookshouseassistedliving@gmail.com.

Garden and Landscape Contractors Wanted!
May 18, 19
If you are interested in reserving a space to promote your business at the Portage County Gardeners’ annual plant sale on May 18 and 19, call or text 330-348-6089 for more information. Spaces are limited and there is a $20.00 fee per table.

Community Garage Sale
May 19
Community garage sale sponsored by Atwood-Mauck Post 459 on May 19 from 8am-1pm. 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Mike 330.286.1202

Soccer Tournmment
May 19
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Youth 3-on-3 Spring Soccer Tournament for boys and girls U7/U8, U9/U10, U11/U12 age as of last July 31, 2011.
The tournament will be held on May 19 at the soccer complex.  Cost is $40 per team if registered by May 4 or $60 per team if registered by May 11.  A $10 late fee will be charged after May 11.  Registration forms are available at the Ravenna Parks and Recreation office, 530 N. Freedom St.  (330) 296-2864, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:15 p.m.

Prayer Gathering in the Park
May 20
Prayer Gathering in the Park May 20 at 3pm. Sunny Lake Park. Will be held at 885 E. Mennonite Rd. Aurora in the North Pavilion.

Memorial Day Service
May 28
Memorial Day service will be located at Burton Square Gazebo 11am. Opened to public, Open house following at 145052 Goodwin St. Contact Mike 330.834.8764

Little Tigers Golf Fund-Raiser
June 2
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be hosting their annual Golf outing fund-raiser on June 2, 2012 at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The four-man scramble will be an 8:00 a.m. shot gun with registration starting at 7:00 a.m.. The registration fee will be $65.00 per golfer and will include lunch, dinner, golf with cart, and beverages. Prizes will be awarded for all holes. For information please contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather Lyndsey from the Olde Dutch at 330-654-4100.

Hiram College Youth Football Camp
June 11-13
Hiram College Youth Football Camp.  Instruction from Hiram College coaches for kids entering grades 3-8.  The camp will be held on the Hiram College Campus on June 11-13.  Cost for the camp is $120.  For more information, please go to http://www.hiramterriers.com/sports/fball/camps or call (330) 569-5446.

Ravenna Summerfest
June 16
Save this date!!  Summerfest in Ravenna is coming.  Details to follow…

Safety Town
June 18 & 22
Register early for Ravenna Parks and Recreation’s Safety Town, co-sponsored by the Rotary Club.  Children entering kindergarten and 1st grade in the fall of 2012 will be introduced to safety awareness in a week-long program, June 18 to June 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Willyard School.  $35 or $40 for Non-city taxpayers.  Deadline to register is May 25 or until filled.  For further information contact 296-2864.
Garden Tour & Plant Sale
June 20
June 20, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., 4th Annual Scholarship Benefit.  The Geauga County Master Gardeners are presenting their fourth and best yet Garden Tour & Plant Sale. $15 tickets may be purchased in advance (440.834.4656) or at Adam Hall Community Center, 11455 E. Washington Street, Auburn Township, OH 44023 the day of the sale

Save the Date!
September 15
The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s home game is against Southeast. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

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Hiram College Camps for Kids
This Summer
Don’t miss out on the fun and learning! Hiram College is once again offering wonderful camp opportunities for children of all ages and interests. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram for details or contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

JAG Scholarship
Apply Today
Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that for the 5th year they will be offering a scholarship ro senior athletes at James A Garfield High School. The scholarship will be for $750. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are availible at the Chiropractic office or through the school counselor

Bingo at St. Michael Church
Every Thursday
Bingo every Thursday night in the parish hall at St. Michael Church,  9736 East Center Street, Windham.  Games start at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Bingo at St. Ambrose Church
Every Tuesday
Bingo every Tuesday night in the church hall at St. Ambrose Church, 10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville. Games (early bird) start at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Football & Cheerleading Sign Ups
April 21
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding football and cheerleading sign ups on April 21 at the stone pavilion at the Newton falls park. These sign ups will be held from 12:00- 2:00 p.m. and are for children ages 5 through 12. The registration fee is $55.00 and $25.00 volunteer fee per child. Please bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate for the league. For further information please contact Andy McElrath @ 330-565-0950

Bird Watching Walk
April 29, May 13 & 20
April 29 at The Rookery, May 6 at Eldon Russell Park, May 13 at Big Creek Park and May 20 at Swine Creek Reservation. All are Sundays from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Bird Walk
April  22, 29; May 6, 13, 20
Experienced and beginning birders are invited for these walks as we set out early Sunday mornings to learn and record the sights and sounds indicating the return of our feathered friends from distant lands. Bird walks begin at 7:30am and usually end about 9:00am. Bring your binoculars and meet at the JH Barrow Field Station on Wheeler Rd. (between SR 305 and SR 82) near Garrettsville. It is a great way to learn birding from experts. No registration is necessary. For questions, call 330.569.6003.

Conquer Kids Cancer
April 20
St. Baldrick’s Foundation will he holding a special event on April 20 at Slim & Jumbos. Members of the Hiram fire department and the community will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money for life-saving children’s cancer research.
Spring Cleanup
April 20, 21 & 22
Windham Village and Windham Township spring cleanup will be April 20, 21,& 22 from 7am- 5pm behind Windham Village Park. Items accepted  are: appliances, batteries, furniture and up to 4 tires per household.Will not accept paint, shingles, building debris or garbage.

Rummage Sale
April 20, 21 & 22
Rummage at Portage County Randolph Fairgrounds, April 20 from 9-3 & April 22 10-1. Proceeds benefit The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative, in memory of Christie Rufener Campbell 1974-2006. In honor of Survivior Charlie Wise. Sponsored by The Portage County Randolph Fairboard and the St. Joseph Church in Randolph. Contact Linda 330 353 2032 or Diane 330 592 3213 with questions.

Life-Changing Encounter
April 21
Come and hear the exciting testimony of Mike Thompson who was delivered from the occult by a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. The event will be at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Freedom Community Center, 8940 state Route 700, Freedom Township.

Earth Day Clean Up
April 21
Come and celebrate Earth Day at West Branch State Park. Volunteers are needed to clean shoreline and roadside litter. Arrive at 9am at the park’s west boat ramp located on Rock Spring road. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves. Cleanup will conclude at 12, follow by a hot dog cookout and potluck lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Call 330 296 3239 for more info.

Tire Drop Off At Freedom Town Hall
April 21
The Portage County Solid Waste District will be having a used tire drop off at the Freedom Town Hall on April 21 from 8 am – 2 pm. This is open to ALL Portage County residents.  There is no cost for the first 10 tires — additional tires are $1 each.

Growing Garlic in Geauga Clay
April 21
On April 21 from 10 am  – Noon Master Gardener Galen Black will present a class on growing garlic in Geauga County.  He will discuss and illustrate the use of raised beds and soil amendments.   Included in the class will also be information on leeks, onions and scallions.  $15 fee. Light refreshments included.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. on the Burton Fairgrounds.  Visit the MGV site for details and updates.  www.geauga.osu.edu

Swiss Steak Dinner
April 21
Nelson United Methodist Church will be hosting a swiss steak dinner on April 21, from 4:30-7. Location is Nelson Community House. Adults $9. Carryout available.

Spaghetti Dinner
April 21
The Ravenna Freewill Baptist Church, located at 1000 Park Ave. Ravenna, will be holding a spaghetti dinner, on April 21 from 2:30-5:30pm. Everyone is invited, make plans to come fellowship with us and there will be an open sing at 6pm following dinner. Adults $7, kids ages 5-10 $4, 4 and under eat free

Youth Ministry Spaghetti Dinner
April 21
St. Ambrose Youth Ministry is hosting a spaghetti dinner on April 21, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the church hall. The menu includes pasta, meatballs, salad, bread & butter, a beverage and homemade dessert. Prices are: adults $6.50 and children $4.00. Carry-out is available for an additional 50 cents.

Pancake Breakfast
April 21
A pancake breakfast sponsored by Garrettsville Boy Scout Troop 62 will be held April 21 from 8 am to 1 pm at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church. 8223 Park Ave. Garrettsville.  Children 10 and under -$3 and persons age 11 and up- $5. Pay at entry-no presale tickets. Includes: Choice of freshly made fluffy Buttermilk or Blueberry Pancakes, choice of syrups, pork sausage and your choice of coffee or juice.
Spring Tea
April 21
The Fellowship Committee of Burton Congregational Church hosts its annual Spring Tea on April 21 at 2 p.m. in the church’s Social Hall.  This year’s theme is “Ocean Life” the swim, scuba and snorkel center in Willoughby.  They will present a program on scuba diving adventures. luncheon will feature tomato soup with oyster crackers, chicken/broccoli alfredo shell pasta, and garlic bread.  Dessert will be Lime Sea Foam!  Coffee, Tea and Punch are included.  Tickets are $8. For tickets, or, if you would like to host a table, please call Kathy Uncapher at 440-834-1172.

Knee Deep in Bluebells
April 22
One of the most unbelievable and spectacular sights in all of Ohio is the riot of wildflowers at the 250 acre Poland Municipal Forest southeast of Youngstown.  Here, in a setting among some of the largest trees in the state, thousands upon thousands of wild bluebells and other spring wildflowers bloom. The forest floor is literally awash with a carpet of bluebells, dabs of red and white trilliums and a haze of marsh marigolds; the artistry of nature in all its glory. The hike begins at 3:00pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $3 for members, $6 for non-members). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Directions provided upon registration

Newton Falls Browns Backers
April 22
This is just a reminder that the 2012 membership fees are due by the next meeting held at the Amvets Post 112 at noon on April 22.  A cook-out of burgers and dogs will follow the meeting.  Anyone interested in becoming a new member the fee is only $10.00. We all know that being a Browns fan these days can be disappointing and lack fulfillment.  However, football is not the only reason for being a “Backer”.  We raise money and donate our time to local charities and people in need throughout the year, which is very fulfilling.  For more info., contact Ginny Groff @ 330-219-8754.

Benefit for Seidita Family
April 22
Eden Day Spa , April 22, from 12-5pm. will be providing spa and hair services at discounted prices, no appointment necessary. Chinese auctions, baked goods, hot dogs, popcorn, pizza, Dirusso sausage & more. Trunk and treasure, vendors $35 donation. All money will be donated to the Seidita family.

Relay for Life Chinese Auction
April 22
VFW Post 3332. 433 Arlington Rd. Doors open at 2pm. Drawing @ 4pm. Admission $5 includes door prize ticket & refreshments. Sponsored by Sassy Hair-N-Nails 330 872 7773

Annual Library Meeting
April 22
The public is cordially invited to the Annual Meeting and Recognition of the Friends of the Burton Public Library.  The meeting will be held at the library on April 22 at 2:00 p.m.  Entertainment will feature Rick Hyde, Hiram College Theater Professor, who will present “For Once, Then Something…. The Poetry of Robert Frost.”  Refreshments will be served.  Everyone is welcome and no reservations are required.  For more information, call the Burton Public Library at 440-834-4466.

Riverview Morning Ladies Organizational Meeting
April 24
Riverview Tuesday Morning Ladies Fun League is having its organizational meeting in April 24 at 9 am at the Riverview clubhouse. There will be golf at 10am if weather permits. Coffee will be served. New members are welcome. Call Cheryl Hudson at 330 872 0566 if any questions. Golfing will begin on Tuesday, May 1 at 9:02am

Community Dinner
April 24
Windham American Legion , 9960 Center St. From 5-6 pm. While supplies last. No take outs. Everyone welcome!

ODNR Free Workshops
April 24 & 25. May 5
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft is offering free workshops to anyone interested in learning how to become a Monitor for Ohio’s Stream Quality Monitoring (SQM) Program. April 24 from 5-7pm Grand River- Helen Hazen Wyman Park Route 86, Painesville. April 26 from 5-7pm Mantua Village Park- Mantua Ohio. May 3 from 5-7pm Chagrin River, Old River Farm Picnic Area. For more information or to register for a workshop, please contact Bill Jagers at (330) 527 2961

Crestwood Board Meeting
April 25
Special Crestwood Board of Education meeting will be held in Crestwood High School library on April 25 at 6 pm

Friends of the Newton Falls Public Library Membership Tea
April 25
“Friends of the Newton Falls Public Library Membership Tea will be held on  April 25, at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Social Hall, Ridge Road, Newton Falls. Fashion show by Nona’s Family Closet Consignment Shop of Liberty.  All of the items shown will be available for purchase. A small chinese auction will be held as usual, and Lori Rankin from the Flower Shoppe is providing a beautiful centerpiece which will be the door prize.  Donation will be the cost of 2012 Membership ($25 Patron; $15 Family; $8 Individual; $5 Senior and Student).”

Ohio Outlaws Fundraiser
April 26
Ohio  Outlaws 12U Fast Pitch Team is having a fundraiser at, Wendy’s 215 Barrington Square Aurora, Aurora on April 26 from 5-8 pm Our team will receive 10% of all sales during this time.

Rummage & Bake Sale
April 26
Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road, is holding their annual rummage and bake sale on Thursday and Friday, April 26 & 27 from 9 – 4 and Saturday, April 28 from 9 to noon.  Saturday is bag day.  Phone 440-636-5504.

Spring Rummage Sale
April 27
The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St, in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale on  April 27 from 9am to 5pm and  April 28 from 9am to 1pm. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall

Console Gaming Tournament
April 27
Sponsored by Newton Falls Technology Department in the high school commons. Registration 4-5, tournaments begin at 5. Pre-register by April 20 and receive a free t-shirt.

Earth Day Celebration
April 27
Come and join Crestwood Local Schools for our 8th Annual Earth Day Celebration! It will be hosted on April 27 from 4:30-6:30 at the Crestwood Elementary Schools. Come and enjoy some Earth Day family fun time! Students can visit entertaining and educational Earth Day stations that include many hands-on activities and projects. Hope to see you there!

Rummage Sale
April 27 & 28
Portage County Gardeners are hosting their annual Rummage Sale at their Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. in Rootstown on April 27 and 28 from 9-2 electronics, baskets, housewares, craft items, holiday items, bedding, baby things and much more – all priced low to sell! Cookies, coffee and tea will be available for purchase. For more information contact, Helena Parry at 330-673-0577.

Texas Hold Em Tournament
April 28
Freedom Brawler Texas Hold Em Tournament will be April 28 from 6pm-12am at Sugar Bush Golf Course, 11186 St. Rt. 88. $50 ticket price gets $2000 in chips. Additional one-time $1000 buy in after the first hour for $20. Proceeds benefit The Freedom Brawlers 13U Baseball Team. For more info contact John Joeright 330.221.6400

Rummage Sale
April 28
VFV Post 1055 Ravenna. 9-4 outside pavilion, tables for rent. 6000 New Milford Rd.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
April 28
Braceville United Methodist Church off of St. Rt. 82 will host a stuffed pork chop dinner on April 28 from 4-6:30 pm. $9 for adults. $3.50 for children. This will be the last pork chop dinner of this season

Gospel Concert
April 28
Ravenna Chapter #46 Order of the Eastern Stars invites you to our 1st Annual Gospel Concert and Dinner under the direction of Ruth & Chuck Dennison.  Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the concert at 7 p.m. The event will take place on April 28 at the Ravenna Masonic Complex located at 4785 Washington Avenue in Ravenna.  Tickets are $20 per person.  All tickets are pre-sale only.  For more information, please call Ruth or Chuck at (330) 626-1260.

Scotch Doubles
April 28
Relay for Life Scotch Doubles at SkyLane Bowling Garrettsville, OH. Proceeds go to the G-Force Relay for Life Team. (Previously G.E.M.S. and Papas Posse). April 28th at 9:00pm. Includes 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, Unlimited draft beer, pop or coffee. $40.00 per couple to reserve lanes call Kellie Norris 330-524-4908 or Michelle Cmunt 330-527-9310

Grand River Wildlife Area-Sampler
April 28
This 7,000+ acre complex of wetlands and swamp forest surrounds the meandering upper Grand River.  Numerous beaver swamps, marshlands, ponds and lakes are the home of river otters, sandhill cranes, bears, and great variety of other wildlife species. The program begins at 2:00pm and we will visit the complex of wetlands of a former fish hatchery and several other wildlife observations areas. Bring binoculars for wildlife viewing opportunities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Directions provided upon registration.

Sirloin Steak Dinner
April 28
Support Kiwanis of Newton Falls and enjoy a delicious 14 ounce Sirloin steak dinner with all the trimmings. April 28, 4pm to 7pm Newton Falls Community center, 52 East Quarry Street. Cost $15

Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area-Sampler
April 28
This 9,000 acre wildlife refuge is the home of numerous bald eagles, sandhill cranes, ospreys, river otters, black bears, rare rattlesnakes and a host of other wildlife species. Join us from 9:00am-Noon as we will amble the back roads, view hidden ponds, and visit the best wildlife viewing areas of this sprawling complex. Bring binoculars for the best opportunities for eagle viewing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Directions provided upon registration.
Rummage Sale
April 28
Rummage sale April 28,from 9-4 pm at the VFW Post 1055. 6000 New Milford Rd. Ravenna. Want to rent a vendors table? $15 for info call 330 931 8910

Gemboree
April 28 & 29
The Gemboree will be held April 28 from 10-6 and April 29 from 10-5 at Emidio and Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Admission $5 adult, $4 seniors & students, $1 ages 7-14; free for scouts in uniform & children under 6.

Horseback Trail Clinic
April 29
Horseback Trail Clinic. April 29 from 1-3:30 pm, at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township Please do not bring your horse to this free, no-registration clinic, suitable for anyone school-aged and up and wheelchair/stroller accessible. Maps and information  will be available, as well as membership details for the OHC and 4-H groups. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.
All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
April 29
All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held at Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple drive, Newton Falls from 12-3 pm on April 29. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, Italian bread and dessert. Carryouts are available. Adults $7, children 6-11 $3 and children under 5 eat free.

Baseball Sign ups
April 29
Sign ups for E/EE Baseball for Mantua , Garrettsville ,and Windham will be held on April 29 from 5-6:30 pm at the Grange Hall in Mantua. All players need to sign up at this time so we will know how many teams we will have for Portage North. Players will be assigned to their home teams. Any questions please contact Phil Britton at 330-527-2209. Cost is by what city you live in.

Roast Beef Dinner
April 29
Eastern Star roast beef dinner April 29, 12:30-4:30 at the Mantua Masonic Center, 10801 John Edwards Drive, Mantua. $8 in advance. $ 5 Children 5-12. Free under 5.

Taste of the Western Reserve
April 29
Sunday, April 29 at Signature Solon from 4pm-7pm annual food tasting and grazing festival of local eateries. Presented by the Rotary Club of Aurora

Rummage Sale
May 3, 4 & 5
Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Road Newton Falls, Ohio 44444 May 3rd & 4th  from  9-5; May 5th  from   9-12 Saturday – bag day) Bake sale and lunch counter Thurs & Fri

Rummage Sale
May 4 & 5
Rummage Sale.  St. Michael’s Church, Ridge Road, Newton Falls. May 4, and 5, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.”

Book Sale
May 5
Newton Falls Public Library will hold a book sale on  May 5 from 9-4 pm

Shalersville School Annual Banquet
May 5
School Annual Banquet, May 5 Banquet dinner will be served at 5pm. Dinner consists of Stuffed Chicken & Roast Beef in the Shalersville Town Hall. Price per person is $13. This years honorees are those of the Class of 1942, 52 & 62 The Shalersville Historical society museum will be open from 4-5 PM. Reservations need to be made by April 30th. Call Judy with questions and reservations @ (330)297-9681.

Goalkeeper Clinic
May 5
Ravenna Recreation is registering for a Soccer Goalkeeper Clinic for ages 6 to 13.  Clinic is held on May 5 at the Ravenna Soccer Complex. Ages 6 to 9 will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ages 10 to 13 will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $!5 city taxpayers (live or work in city limits) or $20.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Min 5 per age group and max 10 per age group so sign up early. Participants supply their own size soccer ball, water, shin guards and mouthpiece. Deadline April 20 or until filled.

Home Cooked Supper
May 9
The Last Home Cooked supper at Pricetown Church for the season. 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd,  Newton Falls May 9 from 5-6:30 pm. Individual chicken pot pie, pierogi potatoes, salad, roll, homemade desserts, & beverage. Adults $7.00; Children 6 to 12 years $3.00;  5 and under free. Hope to see you there!

Spring Open House
May 12
Steve and Sharon Grover welcome all to celebrate spring at the farm on May 12, from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.  The Grover’s will host a spring open house at Ridgeview Farm, 5488 Kinsman Rd, State Route 87 in Middlefield.  There is no charge for this event. The farm is located on SR 87 in Mesopotamia Township, 3.5 miles east of Middlefield or 7.5 West of SR 45 in Bloomfield.

Plant Sale
May 12
The Perennial Gardeners are digging, cutting, potting and writing plant descriptions!  All is in readiness for their annual Plant Sale, May 12th, 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. at the Town Hall in Chesterland located at 13455 Chillicothe Road, just North of Mayfield Road.  Plants of all kind will be available, the common and the unusual, many cared for over the years in the home gardens of members.  Join us and maybe even pick up a plant for Mother’s Day.

Free Computer Training
May 14-16
Portage County District Library is pleased to announce that it is taking reservations for its next set of free computer training sessions. Training sessions will take place at the Garrettsville Library May 14-May 16 from 11- 1. Sessions fill up fast, so register early at www.portagelibrary.org (select “Library Programs”). Call 330-562-6502 for additional information.

Garden and Landscape Contractors Wanted!
May 18, 19
If you are interested in reserving a space to promote your business at the Portage County Gardeners’ annual plant sale on May 18 and 19, call or text 330-348-6089 for more information. Spaces are limited and there is a $20.00 fee per table.

Community Garage Sale
May 19
Community garage sale sponsored by Atwood-Mauck Post 459 on May 19 from 8am-1pm. 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Mike 330.286.1202

Soccer Tournmment
May 19
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Youth 3-on-3 Spring Soccer Tournament for boys and girls U7/U8, U9/U10, U11/U12 age as of last July 31, 2011.
The tournament will be held on May 19 at the soccer complex.  Cost is $40 per team if registered by May 4 or $60 per team if registered by May 11.  A $10 late fee will be charged after May 11.  Registration forms are available at the Ravenna Parks and Recreation office, 530 N. Freedom St.  (330) 296-2864, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:15 p.m.

Memorial Day Service
May 28
Memorial Day service will be located at Burton Square Gazebo 11am. Opened to public, Open house following at 145052 Goodwin St. Contact Mike 330.834.8764

Little Tigers Golf Fund Raiser
June 2
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be hosting their annual Golf outing fund raiser on June 2, 2012 at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The four man scramble will be an 8:00 a.m. shot-gun with registration starting at 7:00 a.m.. The registration fee will be $65.00 per golfer and will include lunch, dinner, golf with cart, and beverages. Prizes will be awarded for all holes. For information please contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather Lyndsey from the Olde Dutch at 330-654-4100.

Hiram College Youth Football Camp
June 11-13
Hiram College Youth Football Camp.  Instruction from Hiram College coaches for kids entering grades 3-8.  The camp will be held on the Hiram College Campus on June 11-13.  Cost for the camp is $120.  For more information, please go to http://www.hiramterriers.com/sports/fball/camps or call (330) 569-5446.

Ravenna Summerfest
June 16
Save this date!!  Summerfest in Ravenna is coming.  Details to follow…

Safety Town
June 18 & 22
Register early for Ravenna Parks and Recreation’s Safety Town, co-sponsored by the Rotary Club.  Children entering kindergarten and 1st grade in the fall of 2012 will be introduced to safety awareness in a week-long program, June 18 to June 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Willyard School.  $35 or $40 for Non-city taxpayers.  Deadline to register is May 25 or until filled.  For further information contact 296-2864.

Garden Tour & Plant Sale
June 20
June 20, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., 4th Annual Scholarship Benefit.  The Geauga County Master Gardeners are presenting their fourth and best yet Garden Tour & Plant Sale. $15 tickets may be purchased in advance (440.834.4656) or at Adam Hall Community Center, 11455 E. Washington Street, Auburn Township, OH 44023 the day of the sale

Save the Date!
September 15
The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s home game is against Southeast. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.

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Ravenna Summerfest Vendors & Crafters Needed
Register Today
The return of Ravenna Summerfest is June 16th from 10 am – 6 pm. We are currently looking for vendors & crafters to add to the days activities and car show. Please contact Barb at (330) 297-6684 or Susie at (330) 296-3779.

Harlem Ambassadors vs Windham’s Home Town Heros
On Sale Now
A fantastic internationally-acclaimed basketball team which regularly entertains the U.S. Military, will challenge Windham with a unique brand of Basketball, filled with antics, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy on Friday, April 20th @ 7pm at the WHS gymnasium. Pre-sale tickets which are priced $5 seniors, four years and under FREE & all others $7 are now on sale at Monica’s Café, Cortland Bank, the Renaissance Family Center of Windham and CAC of Portage County. For more Info- 330-326-3003 or 330-326-3380.

Hiram College Camps for Kids
This Summer
Don’t miss out on the fun and learning! Hiram College is once again offering wonderful camp opportunities for children of all ages and interests. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram for details or contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

JAG Scholarship
Apply Today
Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship ro senior athletes at James A Garfield High School for the 5th year. The scholarship will be for $750. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are availible at the Chiropractic office or through the school counselor

Bingo at St. Michael Church
Every Thursday
Bingo every Thursday night in the parish hall at St. Michael Church,  9736 East Center Street, Windham.  Games start at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Bingo at St. Ambrose Church
Every Tuesday
Bingo every Tuesday night in the church hall at St. Ambrose Church, 10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville. Games (early bird) start at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

“Annie Get Your Gun”
On Sale Now
Tickets for the J.A. Garfield High School Theatre Production of “Annie Get Your Gun”are available for $7 Adults, $5 SR Citizens & Students. Stop by the high school front office to purchase pre-sale tickets. The show will be April 12 – April 15.

Pancake Breakfasts
April  15
Atwood-Mauck American Legion Post #459. Pancake breakfast Sunday April 15 from 9-1:30 at 14052 Goodwin Avenue Burton, OH. All you can eat pancakes, sausage & potatoes, orange juice, coffee or tea. Adults, $8.00. Kids, $5.00.

April Evening Woodcock Watch
April 13
There will be a Woodcock Watch, Friday, April 13 – 7 to 9 p.m at The Rookery, 10110 Cedar Road, Munson Township

50’s Dance
April 13
Square dance & line dancing 50’s dance will be April 13 from 7-10 at North Bloomfield Town Hall. Admission ages 10 & up is $5, Under 10 will be $4. For more info call 44 685 4582 or 440 685 4301

All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
April 13
The next Kiwanis All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti dinner will be  April 13 in the Hiram College Kennedy Center. Dinner is served 5-7pm. Adults are $6 and kids 8 and under eat FREE! Carry-out available. Our co-host is the Chi-Rho Youth Group from Hilltop, Hiram, & Mantua Center Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ). There will also be a Silent Auction!

Community Church Event
April 13 & 14
“Heaven or Hell, Your Choice” This production will be held at the Sanctuary of Praise Church of God, 12888 St. Rt. 88 in Garrettsville, nightly at 7pm. Actors will act out a series of scenes about living life, making choices, death and eventually finding themselves outside the “Pearly Gates”, asking the question, “Angel, is my name in the book?” Contact (330) 527 2942 with any questions

Sandwich Sale
April 13 & 14
The Windham Lions will hold their sandwich sale in the Sparkle Market parking lot in Windham, April 13th and 14th.menu consists of Italian sausage or steak sandwiches and soft drinks. Sandwiches are $ 4.00. They are hot, juicy and fresh off the grill. Hours are 9am to 7pm on Friday, 9am to 2pm on Saturday. All profits will be used for sight related causes and local community needs.

Free Movie & Popcorn
April 14
Free Indoor Movie and Popcorn! Come out for an evening of family fun and laughter!  Bring the family to watch Mr. Popper’s Penguins on April 14th at 7:30 pm R 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, OH, Renaissance Family Center. Concessions will be available for purchase. Hope to see you there.

Roast Beef Dinner
April 14
Roast Beef Dinner. April 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Newton Falls United Methodist Church 336 Ridge Road Newton Falls, OH  44444 Adults $9, Children $4 and Children five and under meals are free. Carry Out Available.

Observing Night
April 14
Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will host a public observing night from 9 to 11 pm, weather permitting. The planet Mars will be bright and in a good position for viewing. Late-comers may enjoy a preview look at the return of Saturn to our pre-midnight sky. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram.

Windham FD Scotch Doubles
April 14
Windham Fire Department will be holding a Scotch Doubles fundraiser on Saturday April 14 at 9pm. $40 per couple, includes 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza,  unlimited draft beer, Chinese auction, 50/50 as well  DJ- “Captain Lenny.” Proceeds to benefit the Windham Fire Department. For info or reservations call Trisha at (330) 205-6700

Amateur Comedy Night
April 14
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will host their third Amateur Comedy Night, at Slim n Jumbo’s on April 14th at 7pm. Amateur comedians from all across Northeast Ohio will gather for the prize money, being awarded to the funniest comedians of the evening. Tickets for this event are $5.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. Tickets may be ordered online at garrettsvillecurtainsuptheatre.com. For more information contact Jackie at 216-375-0709

Hunter Education Course
April 14 & 21
Hunter education class will be held on Saturdays, April 14 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m held at Big Creek Park, Meyer Center, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon Township

Football & Cheerleading Sign Ups
April 14 & 21
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding football and cheerleading sign ups on April 14 at the Newton Falls community center and on April 21 at the stone pavilion at the Newton falls park. These sign ups will be held from 12:00- 2:00 p.m. and are for children ages 5 through 12. The registration fee is $55.00 and $25.00 volunteer fee per child. Please bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate for the league. For further information please contact Andy McElrath @ 330-565-0950

Reed Memorial Library
April 15
Join us at Reed Memorial Library on  April 15th at 2:00 p.m. for a program by local authors Wayne and Hazel Sheppard.  Wayne, a former high school art teacher, has written the book “Burden on Privilege: The Secret Life of Geoffrey Collins” and Hazel is a Children’s book author of the “Inchy Books” and “Big Red’s Greatest Find”.  This program is free and open to the public.  For more information, please call 330-296-2827 ext. 200.

Mantua Historical Society Meeting
April 15
The next Mantua Historical Society meeting will be April 15 at
7 pm. Bruce Dzeda, whose new book “Railroad Town: Kent and the Erie  Railroad”, will present an illustrated talk. His book will also be for sale & signing. The event is free and open to the public. The historical society is located in the Mantua Township Hall located on corner of Route 82 & Mantua Center Road.

Amvets Post 112 Breakfast
April 15
Come help and support the AMVETS annual Christmas package for overseas troops on April 15 from 9-12 at AMVETS post 112. 37 W. Broad St, Newton Falls. Menu includes eggs, bacon, home fries, pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, toast & fruit cup. Adults $6. Children 4-9 $4. Under 4 eat free.

Bird Watching Walk
April 15 & 29
April 15 at Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve, April 22 at Frohring Meadows, April 29 at The Rookery, May 6 at Eldon Russell Park, May 13 at Big Creek Park and May 20 at Swine Creek Reservation. All are Sundays from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Bird Walk
April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20
Experienced and beginning birders are invited for these walks as we set out early Sunday mornings to learn and record the sights and sounds indicating the return of our feathered friends from distant lands. Bird walks begin at 7:30am and usually end about 9:00am. Bring your binoculars and meet at the JH Barrow Field Station on Wheeler Rd. (between SR 305 and SR 82) near Garrettsville. It is a great way to learn birding from experts. No registration is necessary. For questions, call 330.569.6003.

Republican Women’s Club Meeting
April 16
Portage county Republican Women’s Club will be having their monthly meeting on April 16 at 6:30 pm. Heinen’s supermarket in Aurora. Cost is $16 per person. Dinner Is your choice of chicken romano or orange roughy with spring vegetables & sides of grilled asparagus, jarlesberry & twice baked potatoes. If interested call Jeneen at 330 687 4067 by April 13.

CBF FREE MONTHLY MEAL
April 17
Please feel free to join us in dinner and fellowship on April 17 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Convent Bible Church (8146 High Street, Garrettsville). Meal includes grilled cheese sandwiches, broccoli and cauliflower, deviled eggs, and ending with angel food cake and drink. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 330.527.4205. There are no income restrictions.

Relay For Life DQ Night
April 17
Come on out and support the Garfield Elementary Relay for Life Team on April 17 from 4-8pm! Have some ice cream, buy a cake, or have dinner!  You can do it all at your G’ville DQ. Profits from 4-8 will benefit our Relay for Life team.

Roast Beef Dinner
April 17
The Garrettsville United Methodist Church, located at 8223 Park Ave. will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Tuesday, April 17 from 4:30 to 7 pm. The cost is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children under 12 and free for preschool children. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, dessert and beverages. Take-out orders are available.

Grief Gathering
April 18
St. Ambrose Church will offer a Grief Gathering to the community on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm in the church hall from April 18th to May 23rd.  This six-week session offers information and support for grieving individuals.  Please call (330) 527-4105 for more information.

Arthritis Foundation
April 18
The Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio and University Hospital Geauga Medical Center are sponsoring a free community education program on Wednesday, April 18 from 9:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. in the Conference & Event Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University, 4209 St. Rt. 44, Rootstown.

Church Rummage Sale
April 19 & 20
Braceville United Methodist Church, 589 Park Rd. Braceville, will be having their annual rummage sale April 19 from 9am-5 pm. April 20 will be dollar day from 9-12.

Conquer Kids Cancer
April 20
St. Baldrick’s foundation will he holding a special event on April 20 at Slim & Jumbos. Members of the Hiram fire department and the community will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money for life-saving children’s cancer research.

Spring Cleanup
April 20, 21 & 22
Windham Village and Windham Township spring cleanup will be April 20, 21,& 22 from 7am- 5pm behind Windham Village Park. Items accepted  are: appliances, batteries, furniture and up to 4 tires per household.Will not accept paint, shingles, building debris or garbage.

Rummage Sale
April 20, 21 & 22
There will be a rummage sale held at the Portage County Randolph Fairgrounds on: April 20 & April 21  9am-3pm, & April 22 10am-1pm.  ALL of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative to
fund research for sarcoma cancer. This sale is being held in memory of those who have lost their battle with sarcoma cancer, and in honor of the survivors

Earth Day Clean Up
April 21
Come and celebrate Earth Day at West Branch State Park. Volunteers are needed to clean shoreline and roadside litter. Arrive at 9am at the park’s west boat ramp located on Rock Spring road. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves. Cleanup will conclude at 12, follow by a hot dog cookout and potluck lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Call 330 296 3239 for more info.

Growing Garlic in Geauga Clay
April 21
On April 21 from 10 am  – Noon Master Gardener Galen Black will present a class on growing garlic in Geauga County.  He will discuss and illustrate the use of raised beds and soil amendments.   Included in the class will also be information on leeks, onions and scallions.  $15 fee. Light refreshments included.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. on the Burton Fairgrounds.  Visit the MGV site for details and updates.  www.geauga.osu.edu

Spaghetti Dinner
April 21
The Ravenna Freewill Baptist Church, located at 1000 Park Ave. Ravenna, will be holding a spaghetti dinner, on April 21 from 2:30-5:30pm. Everyone is invited, make plans to come fellowship with us and there will be an open sing at 6pm following dinner. Adults $7, kids ages 5-10 $4, 4 and under eat free

Youth Ministry Spaghetti Dinner
April 21
St. Ambrose Youth Ministry is hosting a spaghetti dinner on April 21, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the church hall. The menu includes pasta, meatballs, salad, bread & butter, a beverage and homemade dessert. Prices are: adults $6.50 and children $4.00. Carry-out is available for an additional 50 cents.

Pancake Breakfast
April 21
A pancake breakfast sponsored by Garrettsville Boy Scout Troop 62 will be held April 21 from 8 am to 1 pm at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church. 8223 Park Ave. Garrettsville.  Children 10 and under -$3 and persons age 11 and up- $5. Pay at entry-no presale tickets. Includes: Choice of freshly made fluffy Buttermilk or Blueberry Pancakes, choice of syrups, pork sausage and your choice of coffee or juice.

Spring Tea
April 21
The Fellowship Committee of Burton Congregational Church hosts its annual Spring Tea on April 21 at 2 p.m. in the church’s Social Hall.  This year’s theme is “Ocean Life” the swim, scuba and snorkel center in Willoughby.  They will present a program on scuba diving adventures. luncheon will feature tomato soup with oyster crackers, chicken/broccoli alfredo shell pasta, and garlic bread.  Dessert will be Lime Sea Foam!  Coffee, Tea and Punch are included.  Tickets are $8. For tickets, or, if you would like to host a table, please call Kathy Uncapher at 440-834-1172.

Knee Deep in Bluebells
April 22
One of the most unbelievable and spectacular sights in all of Ohio is the riot of wildflowers at the 250 acre Poland Municipal Forest southeast of Youngstown.  Here, in a setting among some of the largest trees in the state, thousands upon thousands of wild bluebells and other spring wildflowers bloom. The forest floor is literally awash with a carpet of bluebells, dabs of red and white trilliums and a haze of marsh marigolds; the artistry of nature in all its glory. The hike begins at 3:00pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $3 for members, $6 for non-members). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Directions provided upon registration

Annual Library Meeting
April 22
The public is cordially invited to the Annual Meeting and Recognition of the Friends of the Burton Public Library.  The meeting will be held at the library on April 22 at 2:00 p.m.  Entertainment will feature Rick Hyde, Hiram College Theater Professor, who will present “For Once, Then Something…. The Poetry of Robert Frost.”  Refreshments will be served.  Everyone is welcome and no reservations are required.  For more information, call the Burton Public Library at 440-834-4466.

Riverview Morning Ladies Organizational Meeting
April 24
Riverview Tuesday Morning Ladies Fun League is having its organizational meeting in April 24 at 9 am at the Riverview clubhouse. There will be golf at 10am if weather permits. Coffee will be served. New members are welcome. Call Cheryl Hudson at 330 872 0566 if any questions. Golfing will begin on Tuesday, May 1 at 9:02am

Community Dinner
April 24
Windham American Legion , 9960 Center St. From 5-6 pm. While supplies last. No take outs. Everyone welcome!

ODNR Free Workshops
April 24 & 25. May 5
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft is offering free workshops to anyone interested in learning how to become a Monitor for Ohio’s Stream Quality Monitoring (SQM) Program. April 24 from 5-7pm Grand River- Helen Hazen Wyman Park Route 86, Painesville. April 26 from 5-7pm Mantua Village Park- Mantua Ohio. May 3 from 5-7pm Chagrin River, Old River Farm Picnic Area. For more information or to register for a workshop, please contact Bill Jagers at (330) 527 2961

Friends of the Newton Falls Public Library Membership Tea
April 25
“Friends of the Newton Falls Public Library Membership Tea will be held on  April 25, at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Social Hall, Ridge Road, Newton Falls. Fashion show by Nona’s Family Closet Consignment Shop of Liberty.  All of the items shown will be available for purchase. A small chinese auction will be held as usual, and Lori Rankin from the Flower Shoppe is providing a beautiful centerpiece which will be the door prize.  Donation will be the cost of 2012 Membership ($25 Patron; $15 Family; $8 Individual; $5 Senior and Student).”

Spring Rummage Sale
April 27
The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St, in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale on  April 27 from 9am to 5pm and  April 28 from 9am to 1pm. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall

Gemboree
April 28 & 29
The Gemboree will be held April 28 from 10-6 and April 29 from 10-5 at Emidio and Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Admission $5 adult, $4 seniors & students, $1 ages 7-14; free for scouts in uniform & children under 6.

Grand River Wildlife Area-Sampler
April 28
This 7,000+ acre complex of wetlands and swamp forest surrounds the meandering upper Grand River.  Numerous beaver swamps, marshlands, ponds and lakes are the home of river otters, sandhill cranes, bears, and great variety of other wildlife species. The program begins at 2:00pm and we will visit the complex of wetlands of a former fish hatchery and several other wildlife observations areas. Bring binoculars for wildlife viewing opportunities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Directions provided upon registration.

Sirloin Steak Dinner
April 28
Support Kiwanis of Newton Falls and enjoy a delicious 14 ounce Sirloin steak dinner with all the trimmings. April 28, 4pm to 7pm Newton Falls Community center, 52 East Quarry Street. Cost $15

Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area-Sampler
April 28
This 9,000 acre wildlife refuge is the home of numerous bald eagles, sandhill cranes, ospreys, river otters, black bears, rare rattlesnakes and a host of other wildlife species. Join us from 9:00am-Noon as we will amble the back roads, view hidden ponds, and visit the best wildlife viewing areas of this sprawling complex. Bring binoculars for the best opportunities for eagle viewing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Directions provided upon registration.

Rummage Sale
April 28
Rummage sale April 28,from 9-4 pm at the VFW Post 1055. 6000 New Milford Rd. Ravenna. Want to rent a vendors table? $15 for info call 330 931 8910

Double Whammy: 16,000 acres of Wild Landscape
April 28
Join us from 9:00am-Noon to sample the 9,000 acre Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area. We will amble the back roads, view hidden ponds, and visit the best wildlife viewing areas of this sprawling complex. Bring binoculars for the best opportunities for eagle viewing. The Grand River Wildlife Area will be our destination in the afternoon (2:00-5:00pm). This 7,000+ acre complex of wetlands and swamp forest surrounds the meandering upper Grand River. We will visit the complex of wetlands of a former fish hatchery and several other wildlife observations areas. These hikes are sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station. Join us for either or both hikes (fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members for each hike). To register, call 330.569.6003 or emailsorrickmw@hiram.edu. Directions provided upon registration.

Taste of the Western Reserve
April 29
Sunday, April 29 at Signature Solon from 4pm-7pm annual food tasting and grazing festival of local eateries. Presented by the Rotary Club of Aurora

Little Tigers Golf Fund Raiser
June 2
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be hosting their annual Golf outing fund raiser on June 2, 2012 at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The four man scramble will be an 8:00 a.m. shot-gun with registration starting at 7:00 a.m.. The registration fee will be $65.00 per golfer and will include lunch, dinner, golf with cart, and beverages. Prizes will be awarded for all holes. Come join us for a fun day and support the Newton Falls youth football and cheer leading program. For information please contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather Lyndsey from the Olde Dutch at 330-654-4100.

Ravenna Summerfest
June 16
Save this date!!  Summerfest in Ravenna is coming.  Details to follow…

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Ravenna Summerfest Vendors & Crafters Needed
Register Today
The return of Ravenna Summerfest is June 16th from 10 am – 6 pm. We are currently looking for vendors & crafters to add to the days activities and car show. Please contact Barb at (330) 297-6684 or Susie at (330) 296-3779.

Spring Craft Show Seeks Vendors
Call Today!
Vendors sign up now for the Spring Craft Show being held by the Windham American Legion, March 24, 9-5pm. Food will be available on site. Tables $10 each paid in advance. Sign up by 3/17/2012. Call 330-326-3188.

Crafters & Vendors Wanted
Spring Ahead Bazaar is sponsored by Claridon Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 1324 and looking for crafters and vendors. Tables are $20.00 each. It will be held on Sat. April 14 from 9a.m.-3p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at 13830 Mayfield Rd., Claridon. Call Dolly at 440-635-1173 for reservations or more information.
Harlem Ambassadors vs Windham’s Home Town Heros
On Sale Now
A fantastic internationally-acclaimed basketball team which regularly entertains the U.S. Military, will challenge Windham with a unique brand of Basketball, filled with antics, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy on Friday, April 20th @ 7pm at the WHS gymnasium. Our co-ed team consists of former “stars” and other town leaders and personalities, dating from the 1960’s to the present. Pre-sale tickets which are priced $5 seniors, four years and under FREE & all others $7 are now on sale at Monica’s Café, Cortland Bank, the Renaissance Family Center of Windham and CAC of Portage County. For more Info- 330-326-3003 or 330-326-3380.

American Legion Fish Fry
Fridays
The Windham American Legion will be hosting a fish fry every Friday from 5 – 8 pm. Cost is $8.50.

Seeking Artisans!
Mantua’s Art on the Hill is seeking artisans and food vendors for their 4th annual event which will be held on Saturday, July 14th, 2012 from 10am-5pm in downtown Mantua, Ohio. Each year there are over 60 artisans selling and displaying their handmade work. Booth fee is $45. Call 330-414-6486 or email communityjournal@yahoo.com for an application or more information.

Eagles Fish Dinners
Fridays through April 13
Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting fish dinners on March30 and April 6 & 13. Dinners will be held from 4 – 7:30 pm at 8149 Water St. All dinners are $8 and avail for carry out.

Interact Club Book Drive
Beginning March 14
Interact Club at James A. Garfield High School is running a book drive.  The books we are collecting should be gently-used educational books.  The books will be sent to Africa or sold to provide money to purchase necessary books for education.  Donation boxes can be found at local businesses and at the school buildings.

“Annie Get Your Gun” Presale Tickets
On Sale Now
Tickets for the J.A. Garfield High School Theatre Production of “Annie Get Your Gun”are available for $7 Adults, $5 SR Citizens & Students. Stop by the high school front office to purchase pre-sale tickets. The show will be April 12 – April 15.

JAG Scholarship
Apply Today
Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship ro senior athletes at James A Garfield High School for the 5th year. The scholarship will be for $750. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are availible at the Chiropractic office or through the school counselor

Bingo at St. Michael Church
Every Thursday
Bingo every Thursday night in the parish hall at St. Michael Church, 9736 East Center Street, Windham. Games start at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Bingo at St. Ambrose Church
Every Tuesday
Bingo every Tuesday night in the church hall at St. Ambrose Church, 10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville. Games (early bird) start at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

God Provides Free Meal
March 30
Come out to Nelson Circle and join us at the Nelson United Methodist Church on March 30 for God Provides. Nelson Church (9367 St Rt 305) will be hosting a free dinner from 4-6 pm. The menu will include beef and noodles, Indian succotash and cake for desert. Good home- cooked food and great fellowship. Hope to you there.

Lenten Fish Dinners
March 30
St. John Byzantine Catholic Parish, 36125 Aurora Road (corner of Liberty and Aurora roads) will serve fish dinners during Lent on Friday, March 30. The dinner includes 2 pieces of breaded flounder, potato and pierogi (all oven-baked), bread or rolls, butter, beverage and dessert. Cost is $10 per dinner. Serving time is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Pierogi dinners also available. Takeouts available. For more information call 440-248-4530.

Friday Fish Fry
March 30 & April 6
Come out and enjoy the best fish dinner around, including fresh cut fries and coleslaw. Adults are only $8; children under 10 are only $4. And for the hearty appetite, get all you can eat for just $10! Eat In and Carry Out are available. Friday, March 30 and April 6 from 5 to 8 pm weekly. Praise Assembly of God 10280 State Route 88 – Garrettsville (located across from the JAG High School). Call (330) 527-2777 for more information.

Boys Scout Fish Fry
March 30
Boy Scout Troop 76 will be hosting a fund-raiser FISH FRY on Friday, March 30th at the Parkman Community House (St.Rt. 422 just east of St.Rt. 528). Fish, fresh-cut fries, and coleslaw will be served from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Adults: $9/ Kids (4-8 years old): $5 Take-out adult dinners will be available. Hot dog dinners will also be available (for the kids) for $3 Beverages included – Desserts available with additional donation.

Night At The Races
March 30
Tickets are now on sale for the JA Garfield After Prom Committee’s Night At The Races to be held at Sugarbush on March 30. Cost is $20 per person, includes dinners, entry fee and draft beer. Purchase your tickets by March 23 by calling Stacy at 330 527-4433 or Denise at (330) 527-7707.

Blue Grass Mass
March 30
The Chamber Singers  will be performing a “Blue Grass Mass,”  complete with a Bluegrass band, on  March 30th,, at Hiram Christian Church at 7:30 pm.  All voices are still welcome to audition, but we are very much in need of altos and tenors!   Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:30 in Frohring Recital Hall.

Community Easter Egg Hunt
March 31
The Girl Scouts of Newton Falls will hold the 59th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1 pm at the Community Center Park basketball court. This event is open to all children of the community ages 2 – 10 and will be held rain or shine. Please bring a basket or bag to hold your eggs. Questions or donations call Shara Sullivan, event coordinatior 330-872-7333

Easter Hunt at RFC
March 31
Renaissance Family Center in Windham is having our annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 31 at 11am. All children up to the age of 12 are welcome. Please call 330-326-3003.

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast
March 31
All You Can Eat Breakfast will be held on March 31, 8:30am to 11:30am at the Full Gospel Mission Church, 887 West Spruce Ave in
Ravenna. Cost is Adults: $5; Children(4-12): $3; Children 3 & under: Free. Take out is available

Football Night At The Races
March 31
The Garrettsville Youth Football League is having a Night at the Races event at the Mantua K of C on March 31, 2012 at 6 P.M. Tickets are $25 per person and include all the food, beer, wine and soda you can eat and drink. Please join us for a chance to wager on video horse races, play 50/50 and other activities. All proceeds will benefit the Garrettsville Youth Football League. Please contact Mike May at 216-372-3703 to purchase tickets.

Nelson Twp Easter Egg Hunt
March 31
Nelson Annual Easter egg hunt is scheduled for March 31, 1012 at 2pm at Pixley Park. if it rains it will be held at the Community House. Ages 3 years old to 10 are welcome. Bring a decorated hat for the hat contest and bring a basket to decorate. Supplies for decorating basket will be provided. Candy and cash donations are being accepted at 8488 State Route 305 Garrettsville.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
March 31
There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off of St. Rt. 82 in Braceville. The dinner is from 4:00 until 6:30. The dinner will include mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, and beverages. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $3.50 for kids. Phone number for takeouts 330-898-5607

Senior Citizen Luncheon
March 31
First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls will be hosting a Senior Citizens’ Luncheon on March 31. The program will begin at 11:30 AM with the luncheon to follow at noon. The event is open to any area senior citizen. For additional information please contact the church office at (330) 872-7055.

“Courageous”
March 31
The movie “Courageous” will be shown on March 31 beginning at 6 pm at First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls. There is no admission charge for this event. For additional information please contact the church office at (330) 872-7055 or www.fbcnewtonfalls.com.

Work Day At First Church of God
March 31
Windham First Church of God, located at 9016 Main St, will be having a work day, as well as a bake sale and yard sale on Saturday March 31 from 10am-2pm.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
March 31
Optimist Club of Newton Falls is offering “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny,” Saturday March 31 at the Newton Falls Communtiy Center on Quarry St from 10am –12 noon. 12 and under is free. Adults $3 donation. Includes games, candy, crafts and a chinese auction. Any questions call Mar at (330) 872 0898

“Fill A Police Car”
March 31
Hiram Police Department’s “FILL-A-POLICE CAR” food drive will be held on March 31st from 9 am-2 pm in the Hiram Municipal Center Parking Lot. Non-Perishable food items collected for Easter Food Baskets to support our area needy families.

Palm Sunday Dinner
April 1
St. Michael Church will be hosting their annual Palm Sunday Dinner on April 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the church hall. The dinner will feature turkey/dressing, cabbage rolls, pasta, salads and homemade desserts. Prices are: adults ($9.00), children under twelve ($5.00) and children under five (free). Carry-outs are available.

Pancake Breakfasts
April 1, 8, & 15
Atwood-Mauck American Legion Post #459. Pancake breakfast Sunday April 1, 8, and 15 from 9-1:30 at 14052 Goodwin Avenue Burton, OH. All you can eat pancakes, sausage & potatoes, orange juice, coffee or tea. Adults, $8.00. Kids, $5.00.

Easter Egg Hunt At Independence Village
April 1
Join us rain or shine! Children 8 yrs and under are welcome to come and hunt for Easter Eggs at Independence Village of Aurora, 505 S. Chillicothe Rd in Aurora. RSVP to Allison Tucker at 330 562-1750.

Ecumenical Service
April 1
The churches of Lordstown, Ohio will join together on April 1 at 7 p.m. for an Ecumenical Service at Harvest Point Church, 6100 Tod Ave., Warren. All are welcome.
Burton Public Library Focus Group
April 3
The Burton Public Library is beginning work on a 2-year strategic plan.  Community members are needed for a focus group to help the library plan its future.  If you are a Burton Public Library user, your input would be appreciated.  The first focus group meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Library.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, please call Library Director Holly Manning Lynn at 440-834-4466.

Burton Easter Egg Hunt
April 7
Burton Easter egg hunt is on April 7 at Burton Village Park at 11:00 am. Ages 1-6. Rain or shine.

Roast Beef Dinner & Dance
April 7
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will have a roast beef dinner from 6:30 to 7:30 and its monthly dance from 7:30 to 11:30 at the Kent V.F.W. #3703 post home, 500 VFW Parkway in Kent, OH. Music will be by DJ Mel. Cost for dinner and dance is $14.50 a person for members and $16.50 a person for non-members. Call Mary @ 330-571-3801 or Warrine @ 330-322-9559 by April 5 for reservations and further information

Easter Eggstravaganza
April 7
Ravenna Parks and Rec Dept is announcing the opportunities for vendors to participate in the City of Ravenna’s Annual Easter Eggstravaganza scheduled for April 7 at John Tontimonia City Park. The day’s activities will include egg hunts, game booths, touch a truck and photos with the Easter bunny. Event begins at 9:45 a.m. and will conclude by 11:45 a.m. If you are interested please contact Ravenna Recreation at 330-296-2864 to receive additional information. Space is limited.

The Gospel Echos Quartet
April 7
The Gospel Echos Quartet will be in concert Saturday April 7 at 6pm at Brady Lake Baptist Church, 6269 Cox St. in Ravenna. Please come and join us for a wonderful evening of southern gospel music. Admission is free

Geauga Area Youth Orchestra
April 7
The 2012 season of the Geauga Area Youth Orchestra begins on Saturday, April 7.  The Orchestra is open to all school age string players who have had at least one year of lessons, and are good music readers.  For more information contact founding director, Sally Dawson at 440-834-4391.

“Pass the Buck” Charity Auction
April 7
Newton Falls Relay for Life Fundraiser, “Pass the Buck” Charity Auction, will be held at Roby Lee’s Restaurant (425 Ridge Rd. Newton Falls, Oh) on Saturday April 7. Doors open at 5pm, Dinner is at 6pm and the Auction begins at 7. Tickets, $15 donation, includes admission and dinner buffet. Cash bar available. For more information contact Ella at (330) 872 4440 or Janette ay (330) 307 1850

Free Family Picture
April 8
The Congregational United Church of Christ in Windham is offering a free family picture after the Easter morning service on April 8th at 11am. Come join us for worship and a free family picture. Coffee hour is at 10:30 am.

Preschool and Kindergarten Registrations
April 9
Parents with students who will be entering Preschool or Kindergarten in the fall may pick up a registration packet beginning April 9 in the KT Elementary office. Windham offers to its residents ½ day, 5 days a week preschool and also a special needs preschool class. Children can attend both Head Start and KT Preschool. Kindergarten is every day, all day for children who will turn 5 before August 1. Parents need to bring their child’s birth certificate, social security card and immunization records. For more information call the K.T. office at (330) 326 9800

Spring Into Life Revivial
April 9-13
Southington Baptist Church, 4395 State Route 534 North of Southington Ohio. April 9-13 at 7 pm. Pastor Tom Anderson from Castlewood Virginia will bring the message each night. Special music each night by Farrel Group, Baptist members, Mark Allen Chapman. For more information call: 330.766.2410

Records Commission Meeting Notice
April 10
James A Garfield Local School district will be holding a records commission meeting on April 10 at 6:45 p.m. in the Orson E. Ott Administrative Office.

What Do Farms Have to Do With It?
April 12
The presentation “Food: What Do Farms Have to Do With It?” will be held on April 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. held at the The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township

Kindergarten Parent Information Night
April 12
There will be a kindergarten parent information night for Crestwood parents on April 12 at 6 pm. in the Crestwood Primary school cafeteria. NO child care services will be available at this time. If you have questions, please call 330 357-8202.

April Evening Woodcock Watch
April 13
There will be a Woodcock Watch, Friday, April 13 – 7 to 9 p.m at The Rookery, 10110 Cedar Road, Munson Township

All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
April 13
The next Kiwanis All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti dinner will be April 13 in the Hiram College Kennedy Center. Dinner is served 5-7pm. Dinner includes spaghetti with a choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. Adults are $6 and kids 8 and under eat FREE! Carry-out available. Our co-host is the Chi-Rho Youth Group from Hilltop, Hiram, & Mantua Center Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ). There will also be a Silent Auction!

Community Church Event
April 13 & 14
“Heaven or Hell Your Choice” This production will be held at the Sanctuary of Praise Church of God, 12888 St. Rt. 88 in Garrettsville, nightly at 7pm. Actors will act out a series of scenes about living life, making choices, death and eventually finding themselves outside the “Pearly Gates”, asking the question, “Angel, is my name in the book?” Contact (330) 527 2942 with any questions

Windham FD Scotch Doubles
April 14
Windham Fire Department will be holding a Scotch Doubles fundraiser on Saturday April 14 at 9pm. $40 per couple, includes 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, unlimited draft beer, Chinese auction, 50/50 as well was DJ- “Captain Lenny.” Proceeds to benefit the Windham Fire Department. For info or reservations call Trisha at (330) 205-6700

Amateur Comedy Night
April 14
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will host their third Amateur Comedy Night, at Slim n Jumbo’s on April 14th at 7pm. Amateur comedians from all across Northeast Ohio will gather for the prize money, being awarded to the funniest comedians of the evening. Tickets for this event are $5.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. Tickets may be ordered online at garrettsvillecurtainsuptheatre.com. For more information contact Jackie at 216-375-0709

Pro Wrestling Saturday
April 14
Prime Wrestling presents, pro wrestling Saturday, April 14 in Hiram Ohio. Located at the Coleman Sports Center, 6925 Wakefield Rd. General admission is $10. Preferred admission is $15

Make the Most with Compost, Part 1
April 14
On April 14 from 9 – 11 a.m. Master Gardener Lauren Maser  provides compelling reasons to compost and describes two different methods.  $15 fee. Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. on the Burton Fairgrounds.  Compost Part 2: Lasagna Gardening & Backyard Composting will be offered September 15.  Visit the MGV site for details and updates.  www.geauga.osu.edu

Hunter Education Course
April 14 & 21
Hunter education class will be held on Saturdays, April 14 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m held at Big Creek Park, Meyer Center, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon Township

Bird Walk
April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20
Experienced and beginning birders are invited for these walks as we set out early Sunday mornings to learn and record the sights and sounds, indicating the return of our feathered friends from distant lands. Bird walks begin at 7:30am and usually end about 9:00am. Bring your binoculars and meet at the JH Barrow Field Station on Wheeler Rd. (between SR 305 and SR 82) near Garrettsville. It is a great way to learn birding from experts. No registration is necessary. For questions, call 330.569.6003.

Mantua Historical Society Meeting
April 15
The next Mantua Historical Society meeting will be April 15 at
7 pm. Bruce Dzeda, whose new book “Railroad Town: Kent and the Erie Railroad”, will present an illustrated talk. His book will also be for sale & signing. The event is free and open to the public. The historical society is located in the Mantua Township Hall located on corner of Route 82 & Mantua Center Road.

Growing Garlic in Geauga Clay
April 21
On April 21 from 10 am – Noon Master Gardener Galen Black will present a class on growing garlic in Geauga County.  He will discuss and illustrate the use of raised beds and soil amendments.  Included in the class will also be information on leeks, onions and scallions.  $15 fee. Light refreshments included.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. on the Burton Fairgrounds.  Visit the MGV site for details and updates.  www.geauga.osu.edu

Little Tigers Golf Fund Raiser
June 2
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be hosting their annual Golf outing fund raiser on June 2, 2012 at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The four man scramble will be an 8:00 a.m. shot gun with registration starting at 7:00 a.m.. The registration fee will be $65.00 per golfer and will include lunch, dinner, golf with cart, and beverages. Prizes will be awarded for all holes. Come join us for a fun day and support the Newton Falls youth football and cheer leading program. For information please contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather Lyndsey from the Olde Dutch at 330-654-4100.

Ravenna Summerfest
June 16
Save this date!! Summerfest in Ravenna is coming. Details to follow…

 

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Donations Needed
Donations for the Pixley Park Development Committee Annual Memorial Day Fundraiser Yard sale are now being accepted. Gather up things you do not want or need. Drop off goods at L&P machine at 8488 SR 305 Garrettsville or the Salvage Pantry at 11462 Nicholson Rd Garrettsville. Phone Terry Allen at 330 719-2584 or Anna Mae Vanderhoeven at 330 527-4969.
Monetary donations can be made at Middlefield Bank. All proceeds are used to improve the park.

Spring Craft Show Seeks Vendors
Call Today!
Vendors sign up now for the Spring Craft Show being held by the Windham American Legion, March 24, 9-5pm. Food will be available on site. Tables $10 each paid in advance. Sign up by 3/17/2012. Call 330-326-3188.

Crafters & Vendors Wanted
Spring Ahead Bazaar is sponsored by Claridon Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 1324 and looking for crafters and vendors. Tables are $20.00 each. It will be held on Sat. April 14 from 9a.m.-3p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at 13830 Mayfield Rd., Claridon at the corner of Claridon Troy Rd. and Rt. 322. Call Dolly at 440-635-1173 for reservations or more information.

American Legion Fish Fry
Fridays
The Windham American Legion will be hosting a fish fry every Friday from 5 – 8 pm. Cost is $8.50.

Seeking Artisans!
Mantua’s Art on the Hill is seeking artisans and food vendors for their 4th annual event which will be held on Saturday, July 14th, 2012 from 10am-5pm in downtown Mantua, Ohio. Each year there are over 60 artisans selling and displaying their handmade work. Booth fee is $45. Call 330-414-6486 or email communityjournal@yahoo.com for an application or more information.

Mantua K of C Lenten Dinners
Fridays through March 30
Mantua Knights of Columbus are hosting Lenten Dinners each Friday night through March 30th featuring a variety of delicious peirogi’s from the Famous West Side Market “Peirogi 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. Rt. 44 just north of SR. 82

Burton Public Library Book Sales
Sundays in March
The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold used-book sales at the library on each Sunday in March from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are items for everyone: books, magazines, vintage materials, maps, vinyl LPs, CDs, tapes, movies and puzzles. Sunday, March 25, will be “bag day.” Please enter the sales through the white door located at the back of the building.

Eagles Fish Dinners
Fridays through April 13
The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting fish dinners on March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6 & 13. Dinners will be held from 4 – 7:30 pm at 8149 Water St. All dinners are $8 and avail for carry out.

Interact Club Book Drive
Beginning March 14
Interact Club at James A. Garfield High School is running a book drive.  The books we are collecting should be gently-used educational books.  The books will be sent to Africa or sold to provide money to purchase necessary books for education.  Donation boxes can be found at local businesses and at the school buildings. This will run from 3/14 – 5/16 or longer.

“Annie Get Your Gun” Presale Tickets
On Sale Now
Tickets for the J.A. Garfield High School Theatre Production of “Annie Get Your Gun”are available for $7 Adults, $5 SR Citizens & Students. Stop by the high school front office to purchase pre-sale tickets. The show will be April 12 – April 15.

Lenten Fish Dinners
March 23 & 30
St. John Byzantine Catholic Parish, 36125 Aurora Road (corner of Liberty and Aurora roads) will serve fish dinners during Lent on Fridays, March 23 and 30. The dinner includes 2 pieces of breaded flounder, potato and pierogi (all oven-baked), bread or rolls, butter, beverage and dessert. Cost is $10 per dinner. Serving time is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Pierogi dinners also available. Takeouts available. For more information call 440-248-4530.

Friday Fish Fry
March 23, 30 & April 6
Come out and enjoy the best fish dinner around, including fresh cut fries and coleslaw. Adults are only $8; children under 10 are only $4. And for the hearty appetite, get all you can eat for just $10! Eat In and Carry Out are available. Friday, March 23, 30 and April 6 from 5 to 8 pm weekly. Praise Assembly of God 10280 State Route 88 – Garrettsville (located across from the JAG High School). Call (330) 527-2777 for more information.

Spaghetti Dinner
March 24
Spaghetti & meatball dinner including salad, bread and beverage.
Proceeds to benefit the coat mission for Newton Falls Children. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 24 at Newton Falls United Methodist Church 336 Ridge Rd. Newton Falls, OH 44444 Donations welcome.

Soup’D Up Jazz Dinner
March 24
Soup’d Up Jazz Dinner at Garfield Elementary School March 24 from 5 -7 pm. Featuring the 6th grade Swing’n G-Men Jazz Band, Garfield Middle School Jazz Band, Varsity Gold Show Choir & The Garfield High School Swing Machine Jazz Band. Tickets are available at the door for $7, adults; $6 for students and FREE for students 5 and younger.

Little Tigers Football Sign-ups
March 24
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding sign-ups for football and cheerleading for children ages 5 through 12 years old. The sign-ups will be held on March 24th at the Newton Falls community center from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.. Please bring a copy of child’s birth certificate for the league records. The registration fee is $ 55.00 per child and a $ 25.00 volunteer fee. If you have questions please contact Andy McElrath @ 330- 565-0950.

“It’s All About Him”
March 24
Praise Concert will be held on march 24 at 6:30 pm (Doors Open 6:00) at the Morning Star Friends Church
12550 Ravenna Rd.,Chardon 44024 Love Offering – No Charge for Admission

“Oklahoma” Auditions
March 24
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will hold auditions for their production of “Oklahoma” on March 24, 2012 at 1 pm in the choir room at James A. Garfield High School. Please have a monologue and song prepared. The production of “Oklahoma” will run July 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21st. For more information contact Jackie at 216-375-0709.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
March 24
Crestwood High School Baseball will be hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on March 24th from 4pm – 8pm at St. Joseph Church on Pioneer Trail in Mantua Tickets are $7 pre-sale, $9 at the door, $5 for seniors and kids (5 to 11).  There will be many baskets and sporting event tickets for the silent auction. For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Coach John Bakalar at jbakalar@crestwoodschools.org

Crafts & Collectibles Sale
March 24
The Ravenna Garden Club is hosting a Crafts & Collectibles Sale on March 24th from 9 am – 3 pm. Free admission. Lunch / door prizes / raffle. Twenty-plus vendors. Portage County Gardeners Center, 5154 South Prospect Street, Ravenna.
Oink & Squeal Party
March 24
The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459 are pleased to present an Oink & Squeal Party on March 24. The raffle and Chinese auction will be held at the Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St. Burton. Doors open at 5 pm, raffle at 7 pm. Raffle tickets are $2 each; Chinese auction tickets 10 for $1.

Ravenna Garden Club Sale
March 24
The Ravenna Garden Club will be holding a crafts and collectible sale from 9 am – 3 pm on March 24, 2012 at the Portage County Garden Center, 5154 South Prospect St, Ravenna. Free admission. Lunch available. Door Prize and Raffle. Contact: Pat Thomas at 330-297-0232 or Laura Yaunt at 330-850-5007 for more information and to reserve a table space for $20.00

Pancake Breakfast
March 25
American Legion Post 459, 14052 Goodwin Ave, Burton, is hosting all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts on Sundays in March from 9 am – 1:30 pm. Adults $8; Children $5. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage & potatoes, orange juice, coffee or tea.

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfasts
March 25
The Parkman Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring pancake & sausage breakfasts at the Parkman Community House, SR422 in Parkman on March 25 from 9 am to 2 pm. Enjoy pure Geauga Maple Syrup. Adults: $7.50; Children (6-12): $3.00; Children 5 & under: Free

Free Community Dinner
March 27
Windham American Legion 9960 Center St. from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach, Warren, OH
Hiring Fair at Southeast High
March 27
Portage County Hiring Fair will be held on March 27 from 3-6 pm at Southeast High School 8423 Tallmadge Road, Ravenna. Free to all employers and residents. Employers must reserve space by calling (330)297-1436 or on-line at Portage-ESC.org.

JA Garfield High School Parent Teacher Conferences
March 29
James A. Garfield H.S. Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for March 29, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Please call Mrs. Fisher at 330-527-4341 to schedule an appointment.

Yoga Classes
March 29
Yoga classes offered by Ravenna Recreation are held Thursdays 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at Tower Lodge in City Park from March 29 to May 3. Fee for city taxpayers is $32.00 and non-city taxpayer fee is $37.00, drop-in fee $8. To register contact Ravenna Recreation (330) 296-2864 at 530 N. Freedom Street weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.

T’AI CHI Class
March 29
Ravenna Recreation Department is offering a 6-week, adult beginner / intermediate T’ai Chi class on Thursday evenings beginning March 29 to May 3. Sessions will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park. Fee is $35 for Ravenna city taxpayers and $40 for non-city taxpayers. For more information or to register contact Ravenna Recreation, 530 N. Freedom St. or call (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Boys Scout Fish Fry
March 30
Boy Scout Troop 76 will be hosting a fund-raiser FISH FRY on Friday, March 30th at the Parkman Community House (St.Rt. 422 just east of St.Rt. 528). Fish, fresh-cut fries, and coleslaw will be served from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Adults: $9/ Kids (4-8 years old): $5 Take-out adult dinners will be available. Hot dog dinners will also be available (for the kids) for $3 Beverages included – Desserts available with additional donation.

Night At The Races
March 30
Tickets are now on sale for the JA Garfield After Prom Committee’s Night At The Races to be held at Sugarbush on March 30. Cost is $20 per person, includes dinners, entry fee and draft beer. Purchase your tickets by March 23 by calling Stacy at 330 527-4433 or Denise at (330) 527-7707.

Blue Grass Mass
March 30
The Chamber Singers  will be performing a “Blue Grass Mass,”  complete with a Bluegrass band, on  March 30th,, at Hiram Christian Church at 7:30 pm.  All voices are still welcome to audition, but we are very much in need of altos and tenors!   Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:30 in Frohring Recital Hall.

Community Easter Egg Hunt
March 31
The Girl Scouts of Newton Falls will hold the 59th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1 pm at the Community Center Park basketball court. This event is open to all children of the community ages 2 – 10 and will be held rain or shine. Please bring a basket or bag to hold your eggs. Questions or donations call Shara Sullivan, event coordinatior 330-872-7333

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
March 31
There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off of St. Rt. 82 in Braceville. The dinner is from 4:00 until 6:30. The dinner will include mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, and beverages. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $3.50 for kids. Phone number for takeouts 330-898-5607

Easter Hunt at RFC
March 31
Renaissance Family Center in Windham is having our annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 31 at 11am. All children up to the age of 12 are welcome. Please call 330-326-3003.
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast
March 31
All You Can Eat Breakfast will be held on March 31, 8:30am to 11:30am at the Full Gospel Mission Church, 887 West Spruce Ave in
Ravenna. Cost is Adults: $5; Children(4-12): $3; Children 3 & under: Free. Take out is available

Youth Football Night At The Races
March 31
The Garrettsville Youth Football League is having a Night at the Races event at the Mantua K of C on March 31, 2012 at 6 P.M. Tickets are $25 per person and include all the food, beer, wine and soda you can eat and drink. Please join us for a chance to wager on video horse races, play 50/50 and other activities. All proceeds will benefit the Garrettsville Youth Football League. Please contact Mike May at 216-372-3703 to purchase tickets.

Annual Edible Book Festival
March 31
The Burton Public Library will host the annual Edible Book Festival on Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. until noon.  All ages are welcome to participate in this fun and creative time.  Make your edible book at home and bring it to the library at 11 a.m. on March 31.  There will be prizes for Funniest, Most Book-Like, and Most Creative edible books.

Nelson Twp Easter Egg Hunt
March 31
Nelson Annual Easter egg hunt is scheduled for March 31, 1012 at 2pm at Pixley Park. if it rains it will be held at the Community House. Ages 3 years old to 10 are welcome. Bring a decorated hat for the hat contest and bring a basket to decorate. Supplies for decorating basket will be provided. Candy and cash donations are being accepted at 8488 State Route 305 Garrettsville.

Senior Citizen Luncheon
March 31
First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls will be hosting a Senior Citizens’ Luncheon on March 31. The program will begin at 11:30 AM with the luncheon to follow at noon. The event is open to any area senior citizen. For additional information please contact the church office at (330) 872-7055.

“Courageous”
March 31
The movie “Courageous” will be shown on March 31 beginning at 6 pm at First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls. There is no admission charge for this event. For additional information please contact the church office at (330) 872-7055 or www.fbcnewtonfalls.com.

Pancake Breakfasts
April 1, 8, & 15
Atwood-Mauck American Legion Post #459. Pancake breakfast Sunday April 1, 8, and 15 from 9-1:30 at 14052 Goodwin Avenue Burton, OH. All you can eat pancakes, sausage & potatoes, orange juice, coffee or tea. Adults, $8.00. Kids, $5.00.

Ecumenical Service
April 1
The churches of Lordstown, Ohio will join together on Sunday, April 1, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. for an Ecumenical Service at Harvest Point Church, 6100 Tod Ave., Warren, Ohio 44481. All are welcome.

 

Burton Public Library Focus Group
April 3
The Burton Public Library is beginning work on a 2-year strategic plan.  Community members are needed for a focus group to help the library plan its future.  If you are a Burton Public Library user, your input would be appreciated.  The first focus group meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Library.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, please call Library Director Holly Manning Lynn at 440-834-4466.

Burton Easter Egg Hunt
April 7
Burton Easter egg hunt is on April 7 at Burton Village Park at 11:00 am. Ages 1-6. Rain or shine.

Roast Beef Dinner & Dance
April 7
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will have a roast beef dinner from 6:30 to 7:30 and its monthly dance from 7:30 to 11:30 at the Kent V.F.W. #3703 post home, 500 VFW Parkway in Kent, OH. Music will be by DJ Mel. Cost for dinner and dance is $14.50 a person for members and $16.50 a person for non-members. Call Mary @ 330-571-3801 or Warrine @ 330-322-9559 by April 5 for reservations and further information

Easter Eggstravaganza
April 7
Ravenna Parks and Rec Dept is announcing the opportunities for vendors to participate in the City of Ravenna’s Annual Easter Eggstravaganza scheduled for April 7 at John Tontimonia City Park. The day’s activities will include egg hunts, game booths, touch a truck and photos with the Easter bunny. Event begins at 9:45 a.m. and will conclude by 11:45 a.m. If you are interested please contact Ravenna Recreation at 330-296-2864 to receive additional information. Space is limited.

Records Commission Meeting Notice
April 10
James A Garfield Local School district will be holding a records commission meeting on April 10 at 6:45 p.m. in the Orson E. Ott Administrative Office.

Kindergarten Parent Information Night
April 12
There will be a kindergarten parent information night for Crestwood parents on April 12 at 6 pm. in the Crestwood Primary school cafeteria. NO child care services will be available at this time. If you have questions, please call 330 357-8202.

Amateur Comedy Night
April 14
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will host their third Amateur Comedy Night, at Slim n Jumbo’s on April 14th at 7pm. Amateur comedians from all across Northeast Ohio will gather for the prize money, being awarded to the funniest comedians of the evening. Currently there are 8 comedians registered for this event. Last November, the comedians performed to a standing room only audience of over 90 people. Tickets for this event are $5.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. Tickets may be ordered online at garrettsvillecurtainsuptheatre.com. For more information contact Jackie at 216-375-0709

Make the Most with Compost, Part 1
April 14
On April 14 from 9 – 11 a.m. Master Gardener Lauren Maser  provides compelling reasons to compost and describes two different methods.  $15 fee. Light refreshments and handouts included.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. on the Burton Fairgrounds.  Compost Part 2: Lasagna Gardening & Backyard Composting will be offered September 15.  Visit the MGV site for details and updates.  www.geauga.osu.edu

Growing Garlic in Geauga Clay
April 21
On April 21 from 10 am – Noon Master Gardener Galen Black will present a class on growing garlic in Geauga County.  He will discuss and illustrate the use of raised beds and soil amendments.  Get tips on selecting garlic that grows well in northeastern Ohio and the best times for planting and harvesting garlic.  Learn about pruning and removing garlic scapes and using them in both cooking and salads and methods of storing and pickling garlic.  Include in the class will also be information on leeks, onions and scallions.  $15 fee. Light refreshments included.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. on the Burton Fairgrounds.  Visit the MGV site for details and updates.  www.geauga.osu.edu

Little Tigers Golf Fund Raiser
June 2
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be hosting their annual Golf outing fund raiser on June 2, 2012 at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The four man scramble will be an 8:00 a.m. shot gun with registration starting at 7:00 a.m.. The registration fee will be $65.00 per golfer and will include lunch, dinner, golf with cart, and beverages. Prizes will be awarded for all holes. Come join us for a fun day and support the Newton Falls youth football and cheer leading program. For information please contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather Lyndsey from the Olde Dutch at 330-654-4100.

Ravenna Summerfest
June 16
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Register now for the Class of 2025!
The J. A. Garfield School District is now accepting kindergarten registration information for your child who will turn age 5 before Sept 30, 2012. Registration will take place on March 14, 15 and 16, 2012 at the elementary school.  Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as possible.  

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Register now for the Class of 2025!
The J. A. Garfield School District is now accepting kindergarten registration information for your child who will turn age 5 before Sept 30, 2012. Registration will take place on Wednesday, March 14, Thursday March 15 and Friday March 16, 2012 at the elementary school.  Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as possible.

Fellowship & Music
Wednesdays
Beginning on February 29, 2012, Wednesday night, at 7:00 p.m. and each Wednesday night  after  February 29 there will be fellowship and music at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church located at 336 Ridge Road, in Newton Falls.  This program will supply soup and drinks but most of all there will be worship, fellowship, and music.  The music will be provided the United Methodist Church Praise Band. Come and bring your friends.

American Legion Fish Fry
Fridays
The Windham American Legion will be hosting a fish fry every Friday from 5 – 8  pm. Cost is $8.50.

Crafters & Vendors Wanted
Spring Ahead Bazaar is sponsored by Claridon Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 1324 and looking for Crafters and Vendors. Tables are $20.00 each. It will be held on Sat. April 14 from 9a.m.-3p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at 13830 Mayfield Rd., Claridon at the corner of Claridon Troy Rd. and Rt. 322. Call Dolly at 440-635-1173 for reservations or more information.

Hiram Rapids Historical Building Fundraiser
Donations now accepted
The Hiram Rapids Church and Cemetery Association (R.C.C.A.) is accepting donations for our spring rummage sale. All proceeds are used to maintain this historical building. Please call if you have some things you would like to donate. 330-569-7204 330-569-7453

Hiram Community Trust Grants
Apply By April 20
The Hiram Community Trust was created by Reign Hadsell with the goal of providing funds for projects that make the Hiram Community a distinctive and special place to live. It was Reign’s wish that these funds be used to promote a spirit of cooperation among Hiram Village and Township, Hiram College, James A. Garfield Schools and Crestwood Schools. Funding for projects ranging from several hundred dollars to $25,000 is available. Grants applications are due April 20, 2012 with funds available for projects beginning or after July 1, 2012. For grant guidelines, an application or questions, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Mantua K of C Lenten Dinners
Fridays through March 30
Mantua Knights of Columbus are hosting Lenten Dinners each Friday night through March 30th featuring a variety of delicious Peirogi’s from the Famous West Side Market “Peirogi 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. Rt. 44 just north of St. Rt. 82

Outdoor Spring Soccer Sign-ups
It’s that time of the year again!  Spring Soccer!  If you are a currently a  7th or 8th grader (boys and girls) in the James A Garfield School District we are looking for a minimum of 14 players for the team. Please let me know by March 1st. For more details, please call Kim Curry at 330.527.2186
Practices beginning the first part of April.

Lenten Fish Dinners
March 2,9,16, 23 & 30
St. John Byzantine Catholic Parish, 36125 Aurora Road (corner of Liberty and Aurora roads) will serve fish dinners during Lent on Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. The dinner includes 2 pieces of breaded flounder, potato and pierogi (all oven-baked), bread or rolls, butter, beverage and dessert. Cost is $10 per dinner. Serving time is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Pierogi dinners also available. Takeouts available. For more information call 440-248-4530.

Burton Public Library Book Sales
Sundays in March
The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold used-book sales at the library on each Sunday in March from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There are items for everyone:  books, magazines, vintage materials, maps, vinyl LPs, CDs, tapes, movies and puzzles.   Sunday, March 25, will be “bag day.”   Please enter the sales through the white door located at the back of the building.

World Day of Prayer
March 2
World Day of Prayer 2012 will be observed on March 2.  A community service, led by the churches of Braceville, Lordstown and Newton Falls, will be held on Friday, March 2 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls  The theme of this year’s event is “Let Justice Prevail.”    Those attending are invited to bring a covered dish to the luncheon which will follow the service.

American Legion Breakfast
March 3
The Windham American Legion, Post #674 will be hosting a big breakfast buffet or an All-You_Can-Eat sausage and pancake breakfast on March 3 from 8-11 am at 9960 Center Street. Adults $7; Kids 12 and under $5; kids under 5 are free.

J.A. Garfield Historical Society Invites Visitors
March 3
The James A. Garfield Historical Society is now open on the first Saturday of every month between 10:00 and 3:00. We are located at the corner of Main and High Street in the center of Garrettsville.  The first Saturday of March is the 3rd.  We hope to see you!

Rotary Family Week Awards Ceremony
March 3
You are invited to attend the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary’s Family Week Awards on March 3rd. at 2 pm. at the JA Garfield Elementary School.  We will be recognizing couples married over 50 years. No prior registration required.   Please come and bring a friend.   Also we will be recognizing the Family of the Year.  Remember, “Strong Families Build Strong Communities”

Chili Cook-Off For Danielle Grim
March 3
The Fun Time Cloggers are sponsoring a Chili Cook-off on March 3 from 1-5 pm at the Holiday Inn Express, SR 5, Newton Falls.  Proceeds to benefit Daniell Grim,  a high school freshman who is battling bone cancer.  Tickets are $5. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction and bake sale. If you have any questions, please call Tim and Mickey Whaley 330-538-3216.

Garfield Hotstove Sign Ups
March 3
Hotstove baseball sign-ups will be held on Sat. March 3rd from 9 am – Noon at the Village Hall. Cost will be as follows: 5-6 years old $50; 7-8 years old $60 and 9-14 years old $75.  If anyone has any questions, please call Phil Britton at (330) 527-2209.

Girls Youth Softball Sign Ups
March 3
Garfield Youth Softball  sign-ups will be held on Sat. March 3rd from 9 am – Noon at the Village Hall

G-Men Donkey Basketball Game
March 3
James A. Garfield All Sports Boosters presents the G-Men Softball’s 4th Annual Donkey Basketball Game on March 3rd  from 7-9 pm in the high school gym.
Cost is  $6 in advance; $8 at the door. For more information contact Coach Downing @ 330-527-4341

Windham Drama Club Scotch Doubles
March 3
Let the Good Times Roll! WHS Drama Club will be holding a Scotch Doubles at Sky Lanes on March 3rd from 9 – 11:30 pm. Cost is $40 per couple  Price includes: 3 games, food and drink. Basket Raffles and 50/50 will also be held. All are welcome to participate even if you don’t bowl – Come a few minutes early to get your tickets!!  Questions – contact Heather Fall at 330 720-3726

Texas Hold’em Poker Fundraiser
March 3
There will be a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament fundraiser to benefit the Ravenna Buckeye Garage Door Ghosts baseball team on March 3.  Tournament will be held at the Ravenna Italian American club. Doors open at 5 pm, tournament begins at 6 pm.  Seating limited to the first 100 registered players.  Contact Bill Bregant at 330 389-1084 for more info or to register.

Pancake Breakfast
March 4, 11, 18 & 25
American Legion Post 459, 14052 Goodwin Ave, Burton, is hosting all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts on Sundays in March from 9 am – 1:30 pm. Adults $8; Children $5. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage & potatoes, orange juice, coffee or tea.

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfasts
March 4, 11, 18 & 25
The Parkman Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring pancake & sausage breakfasts at the Parkman Community House,
State Route 422 in Parkman on March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 9 am to 2 pm.  Enjoy pure Geauga Maple Syrup. Adults: $7.50; Children (6-12): $3.00; Children 5 & under: Free

Card Party
March 4
St. William Women’s Guild Annual Card Party will be held at 5431 Mahoning Ave. NW Champion, OH on March 4 at 1 p.m.  Doors open at 12:30 p.m. – Donation $7.  Theme:  “Life is like a Game of Cards”. Featuring our famous “Grand Salad Bar”, 50/50 Raffle,  cash and craft raffle. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Bella Women’s Center.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
March 4
Knights Of Columbus Council #3350, is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on March 4th from Noon – 3 pm 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).

Shalersville Pancake Breakfasts
March 4, 11 & 18
Goodell Family Farm will again serve its traditional pancake breakfasts the first three Sundays in March, the 4th, 11th, and 18th at the Shalersville Townhall, at the corner of Routes 44 and 303.  The pancakes will be buckwheat or plain, with butter, freshly-made maple syrup, and country sausage.  Prices are adults, $7.50 and3.50, aged 3 to 12.  Children under age 3 are free.  We seat you and serve you.  Bring your friends.

Pancakes at the Grange in March
March 4 & 18
Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, sausage, bacon, juice and coffee, Sunday, March 4 and 18, from 8:00am to 1:00pm.  The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. Cost is $6 for Adults  and $3 for Children 10 and under. We will also have a breakfast on April 1st.
Fishing Enthusiats Program
March 5
As the snow melts and rivers begin to run, anglers and fishing enthusiasts of northeast Ohio get excited.  If you are one of them, join us at the Burton Public Library for an hour of fishing instruction and information on Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Dan Pribanic of Chagrin River Outfitters will present some of the hottest tips and methods.  Burton Public Library is located at 14588 W. Park St., on the square in Burton Village.  Call 440-834-4466 to register for the program.

Pancake Breakfast Storytime at the Garrettsville Library
March 5 or 6
Children are invited to join us at the Garrettsville Library on either March 5 at 11:00 am or March 6 at 11:30 am for a special pancake breakfast storytime. Enjoy stories about maple syrup sugaring and pancakes. Registration is required for these programs. Register online at www.portagelibrary.org (select “Library Programs”) or call 330-527-4378 for more information.

Election Day Soup Sale
March 6
The Windham Lions Club is busy planning a bean soup sale for Election Day March 6, 2012. Voters or hungry bean soup lovers can stop by the Windham Methodist church from 11 AM till 6 PM on March 6th for all-you-care-to-eat soup, cornbread, dessert and beverage. Prices are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12. There will also be carry-out available in quart containers with 2 cornbreads and 2 desserts for $12.

West Geauga Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale
March 7 – 10
The Annual Spring Book Sale sponsored by the West Geauga Friends of the Library begins Wednesday, March 7 with the Members’ Preview (memberships are available at the door) from 4:00 to 6:30 P.M., followed by the open Public Sale from 6:30 to 8:30P.M. Thursday, March 8, hours are 9:00 A.M. – 8:30 P.M., Friday, March 9 hours are 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. and Saturday, March 10 is $3.00 Bag Day with hours from 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Windham Free Community Dinner
March 8
A free  community dinner  will be served March 8th  at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main St. Windham.  Why cook when we will do it for you?  The dinner will be served  from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., while supply lasts.   All are welcome, bring your friends.  Come enjoy the food & the fellowship!  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.

Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs
Register by March 9
The last set of swimming lessons before summer will be held on March 11,18,25,April 1 and 22. Times:2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm  ** All Levels, All Hours
** Lesson are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Free time at the end. Cost:  $50 per child for all 5 lessons. Ages  4 years and older  Sign-ups: Sunday February 26th, from 2:30-4:30pm at the Hiram College pool or  register online! Deadline to register March 9th       http://www.hiram.edu/athletics/menssports/swim/lessons.html  ** Questions Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343

Line Dance Lessons
Register by March 9
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering line dance lessons.  Come join with your friends to learn classic and new line dances and improve your health at the same time. Open to teens and adults the lessons will begin on March 13 to May 1 (no class April 24th)  for 7 weeks. The lessons are held at John Tontimonia City Park Tower Lodge on Tuesdays.  Cost is $55 for city taxpayers or $60 for non-city taxpayers.  Min 15 and max 30. Deadline to register is March 9 or until filled.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
March 9
The next Western Reserve Kiwanis All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be Friday, March 9th, 5-7 pm in the Hiram College Kennedy Center.
Dinner includes spaghetti with a choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert.  Adults are $6 and kids 8 and under eat FREE! Carry-out available.  NEW! There will be a silent auction!  Among the items to bid on are  Cleveland  Indians tickets, $25.00 gas card, and many other fun prizes. Our co-host is Hiram Hilltoppers Baseball Team.

Craft Bazaar
March 10
The ladies auxiliary will be hosting a craft bazaar on March 10 from 9-3 pm at the VFW Post 1055, 6000 New Milford Rd, Ravenna. Come join us for crafts, baked goods and many interesting items.  Lunch will be available. If you are interested in renting a table call Pat at 330 297-0232.

Team Night Dance
March 10
Wear your favorite sports team’s shirts or hats and come out to dance. Team night dance will be held on March 10 form 7-10 pm at the North Bloomfield Town Hall, junction of SR 45 & 87.  Admission $5; under 10 yrs is $4.

Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard Grand Opening
March 10
Please join us for the Grand Opening Celebration of the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard on March 10th from 2:00-4:00.  The Cupboard is located behind Isaac Mills Bakery at 9415 St. Rt. 305 on the Nelson Circle.  Come meet our volunteers and take a tour of the Cupboard.  Refreshments will be served.

Senior Bingo
March 12
Senior bingo will be held on March 12 from 5-7 pm at the Newton Falls Community Center. Free to all seniors. There is a 50/50 raffle and prizes.  Come out and have some fun.

Girl Scout Activities
March 13
Free Girl Scout activities in Windham for girls in 4th – 8th grade. Program will begin Tuesday, March 13th at the Windham Renaissance Family Center and will run for 12 sessions, every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:00pm-4:30pm. If you have any questions please call Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio at 800.852.4474.

Amateur Radio Class
March 13
An Amateur Radio class starts March 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Dietrich Building located beneath the radio tower at Family & Community Services, 705 Oakwood Street in Ravenna.  Students can earn their Technician License and join the exciting and fun hobby of amateur radio.  There is a $25 fee payable to the Portage County Amateur Radio Service (PCARS); texts are $30 and will be available at the class.   Contact Jim Aylward, KC8PD, 330-297-7979, kc8pd@portcars.org for more information.

Pricetown Home-Cooked Supper
March 14
The next home-cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd., Newton Falls, will feature meatloaf, potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, homemade desserts and a beverage. The meal will be on  March 14 from 5 to 6:30 P.M.  Cost $7.00 for adults,  $3.00 for children,  6 to 12 years,  and free for children 5 years and younger.
Carryouts will be available.

Garden Club Card Party
March 15
Come one anmd all to the card party sponsored by the Warren Township Garden Club. The party will be held on March  15, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.at the Johnson Community Center, Gilmer Road, Leavittsburg.  There will be card games, Scrabble and Yahtzee, and bingo.   There will be a meal included with the entry fee of $5.00 per person.  We also will be having a Chinese Auction.  Come and have fun with your friends.
Card Making Party
March 17
There will be a card making party on March 17 from 1-4 pm at the North Bloomfield Town Hall, located at SR 45 & 87 junction.  Participants will make 15 card! All supplies included in the cost of $14 as well refreshments.  Reservation deadline is March 10. Call Kathy at 440-685-4425 or Liz at 440-685-4582.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
March 17
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner with all the fixings including beverage and dessert.  Hosted by Portage Faith United Methodist Church located at 9922 State Route 44 in Shalersville.  Saturday, March 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Adults:  $8, Children 6 -12:  $4, under 6 free.

Huntsburg Grange Chili Cook-Off
March 17
Don’t miss it!  Annual Huntsburg Grange Chili Cook-Off and Chinese auction March 17 at 11:30 – 2:30 in the historic Huntsburg gym.  Number of spaces for cook-off are limited, phone 636-5510 to enter so you don’t get shut out.  Live entertainment with Bob Stanek and The Boys, raffles, vendor show, food, free cake, games.   Call 636-5517 for more information.

Organic Vegetable Gardening
March 17
Learn from a Certified Organic Grower.  Jake Trethewey of Maplestar Farm in Geauga County has been  growing organic produce on his family’s farm since 2004.  Jake will address topics of soil fertility; organic soil amendments; pest, weed and disease control; irrigation options; and how to prepare your garden for the next season each fall.  Fee of $15. Light refreshments.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. (on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road on March 17 from 9-11 am  Mail check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  View a list of Master Gardener classes:  www.geauga.osu.edu
Paws For Reading
March 17, 24 & 31
For children struggling with reading, the Paws for Reading program has proven successful in helping them build confidence in their reading skills.  Each child is paired with one dog for a half hour session of reading.  Three sessions of Paws for Reading will be held at the Burton Public Library.  On Saturdays March 17, 24 and 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  children may come to the library for a half hour session of reading with a therapy dog.  Appointments are required.  To schedule a time for your child, please call Beth Pettit at 440-564-7139.

Amvets Breakfast
March 18
Amvets Post 112 will be hosting a breakfast to support the troops on March 18 from 9 am – Noon at 37 W. Broad St, Newton Falls.  Cost is $6 adults; $4 children ages 4-9 and free for kids under 4.

Singing Weavers to Minister
March 18
The Singing Weavers will be ministering at the First Congregational Church of Freedom on March 18 at 10:30 am  A covered dish dinner will follow. The church is located at SR 88 & SR 303 in Freedom Township.

Step Into Spring – Tools To Help Manage Arthritis Pain
March 20
A free community education program will be held on March 20 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Abraham Family Room 150 at Robinson Medical Arts Building, 6847 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to view exhibits; first speaker at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Shorin Nemeth, with the Center for Pain Medicine, will present “Managing Arthritis Pain” and Kent McGuire, with Ohio AgrAbility will present “Gardening & Arthritis”. There will also be an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program demonstration, community exhibits, door prizes, and light refreshments.  Register online at http://Stepintospring.kintera.org/ or call the Arthritis Foundation at 800-245-2275, ext. 6431.

What’s New in Annuals & Perennials
March 24
Dennis James of DJ’s Greenhouse will introduce us to the many new exciting plants, annuals and perennials, available to the home gardener this year!   Fee of $15.  Light refreshments. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Class held at Patterson Bldg. (on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road on Sat.,  Mar. 24,  from 9 – 10:30 A.M

Oink & Squeal Party
March 24
The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459 are pleased to present an Oink & Squeal Party on March 24. The raffle and Chinese auction will be held at the Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St. Burton. Doors open at 5 pm, raffle at 7 pm.  Raffle tickets are $2 each; Chinese auction tickets 10 for $1.

Souped up Jazz
March 24
JA Garfield Band’s “Souped up Jazz” will be on March 24th, 2012.  The jazz bands and the show choir will be performing.  We hope you will be able to join us for this fantastic fundraiser.

Ravenna Garden Club Sale
March 24
The Ravenna Garden Club will be holding a crafts and collectable sale from 9 am – 3 pm on  March 24, 2012 at the Portage County Garden Center, 5154 South Prospect St, Ravenna. Free  admission.  Lunch available. Door Prize and Raffle. Contact:  Pat Thomas at  330-297-0232  or  Laura Yaunt at  330-850-5007 for more information and to reserve a  table space for $20.00

Night At The Races
March 30
Tickets are now on sale for the JA Garfield After Prom Committee’s Night At The Races to be held at Sugarbush on March 30.  Cost is $20 per person, includes dinners, entry fee and draft beer.  Purchase your tickets by March 23 by calling Stacy at 330 527-4433 or Denise at (330) 527-7707.

Blue Grass Mass
March 30
The Chamber Singers (formerly Hiram College Choir) will be performing a “Blue Grass Mass,”  complete with a Bluegrass band, on Friday,  March 30th, 2011, at Hiram Christian Church at 7:30 pm.  All voices are still welcome to audition, but we are very much in need of altos and tenors!   Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:30 in Frohring Recital Hall. Faculty, staff, and community members are also welcome.

Kindergarten Parent Information Night
April 12
There will be a kindergarten parent information night for Crestwood parents on April 12 at 6 pm. in the Crestwood Primary school cafeteria. NO child care services will be available at this time. If you have questions, please call 330 357-8202.

Amateur Comedy Night
April 14
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will host their third Amateur Comedy Night, at Slim n Jumbo’s on April 14th at 7pm. Amateur comedians from all across Northeast Ohio will gather for the prize money, being awarded to the funniest comedians of the evening. Currently there are 8 comedians registered for this event. Last November, the comedians performed to a standing room only audience of over 90 people. Tickets for this event are $5.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. Tickets may be ordered online at garrettsvillecurtainsuptheatre.com. For more information contact Jackie at 216-375-0709

Ravenna Summerfest
June 16
Save this date!!  Summerfest in Ravenna is coming.  Details to follow…

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American Legion Fish Fry

Fridays

The Windham American Legion will be hosting a fish fry every Friday from 5 – 8  pm. Cost is $8.50.

 

Fellowship & Music

Wednesdays

Beginning on February 29, 2012, Wednesday night, at 7:00 p.m. and each Wednesday night  after  February 29 there will be fellowship and music at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church located at 336 Ridge Road, in Newton Falls.  This program will supply soup and drinks but most of all there will be worship, fellowship, and music.  The music will be provided the United Methodist Church Praise Band. Come and bring your friends.

 

Crafters & Vendors Wanted

Spring Ahead Bazaar is sponsored by Claridon Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 1324 and looking for Crafters and Vendors. Tables are $20.00 each. It will be held on Sat. April 14 from 9a.m.-3p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at 13830 Mayfield Rd., Claridon at the corner of Claridon Troy Rd. and Rt. 322. Call Dolly at 440-635-1173 for reservations or more information.

 

Hiram Community Trust Grants

Apply By April 20

The Hiram Community Trust was created by Reign Hadsell with the goal of providing funds for projects that make the Hiram Community a distinctive and special place to live. It was Reign’s wish that these funds be used to promote a spirit of cooperation among Hiram Village and Township, Hiram College, James A. Garfield Schools and Crestwood Schools. Funding for projects ranging from several hundred dollars to $25,000 is available. Grants applications are due April 20, 2012 with funds available for projects beginning or after July 1, 2012. For grant guidelines, an application or questions, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

 

Register now for the Class of 2025!

The J. A. Garfield School District is now accepting kindergarten registration information for your child who will turn age 5 before Sept 30, 2012. Registration will take place on Wednesday, March 14, Thursday March 15 and Friday March 16, 2012 at the elementary school.  Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as possible.

 

Crestwood Kindergarten Registration

Ongoing

Information packets and registration paperwork are now available for parents to pick up at the Crestwood Primary school. The official registration will take place on Feb 23 and March 1 during the times of 9:30 am – 11:30 am; 1 – 2:30 pm and 5-7 pm.  All registration will take place at the Crestwood Primary building. Children must be five years old on or before Aug. 1, 2012 to be eligible to attend kindergarten during the 2012-13 school year.

 

Hiram Rapids Historical Building Fundraiser

Donations now accepted

The Hiram Rapids Church and Cemetery Association (R.C.C.A.) is accepting donations for our spring rummage sale. All proceeds are used to maintain this historical building. Please call if you have some things you would like to donate. 330-569-7204 330-569-7453

 

Mantua K of C Lenten Dinners

Fridays through March 30

Beginning Feb 24th, Mantua Knights of Columbus are hosting Lenten Dinners each Friday night through March 30th featuring a variety of delicious Peirogi’s from the Famous West Side Market “Peirogi 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).  Other side dishes are also 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. Rt. 44 just north of St. Rt. 82

 

Outdoor Spring Soccer Sign-ups

It’s that time of the year again!  Spring Soccer!  If you are a currently a  7th or 8th grader (boys and girls) in the James A Garfield School District we are looking for a minimum of 14 players for the team. Please let me know by March 1st. For more details, please call Kim Curry at 330.527.2186

Practices beginning the first part of April.

 

Lenten Fish Dinners

Beginning Feb 24

St. John Byzantine Catholic Parish, 36125 Aurora Road (corner of Liberty and Aurora roads) will serve fish dinners during Lent on Fridays, Feb. 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. The dinner includes 2 pieces of breaded flounder, potato and pierogi (all oven-baked), bread or rolls, butter, beverage and dessert. Cost is $10 per dinner. Serving time is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Pierogi dinners also available. Takeouts available. For more information call 440-248-4530.

 

RFC Free Dinner

Feb 24

Free Monthly dinner is kicked up a notch with a free drawing each month for two very nice prizes.  Everyone gets a number when they arrive and the winner is drawn. Free Dinner, everyone invited, Feb. 24th from 5:00 till 6:30 pm at the Renaissance Family Center. Come early, drawing by 6:00.

 

God Provides A Lunch

Feb 24

God Provides Lunch at the Bristolville UMC located at Rt. 45 & 88 in Bristolville.

Come and Join us for a lunch of Soup & Sandwich on Feb. 24th  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

God Provides A Free Meal

Feb 24

The February God Provides A Free Meal will be on Feb 24 from 4-6 pm at the Nelson United Methodist Church located on Nelson Circle (9367 SR 305). The February cuisine is chili, salad and cake. Everyone is welcome.

 

Eagles Steak Fry & Chicken Dinner

Feb 25

The Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on Saturday Feb 25th from 4:30 to 7:30. Dinners include choice of baked potato or french fries, vegetable, salad and roll. Steak dinners are $12.00 and chicken $8.00. Open to the public.

 

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

Feb 25

The First Christian Church, 17 North Center St,Newton Falls is hosting an all-you-can-eat pancakes (in house) breakfast, served with sides of sausage (links or patties), eggs, orange juice, syrup, coffee  OR Sausage gravy with biscuits served with eggs, orange juice, coffee on Feb 25 from 8 am – Noon. Adults $5.75; 5-12 yrs. $2.75; under 5 free. Tickets to be purchased at the door.  Take outs are available, call 330-872-1328 to place an order.

 

Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Feb 25

Brownie Troop 442 from Crestwood Intermediate School will be selling Girl Scout Cookies at Mantua Hardware from 9 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25th.  Cookies are $3.50 per box (cash only) and they will be selling all varieties (Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Thin Mints, Thank You Berry Munch, Trefoils,  Dulce De Leche and the new lemon crispy cookie, Savannah Smiles).  Stop by for a sweet treat!

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

Feb 25

On Feb 25 there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off SR 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner is from 4- 6:30 pm and includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cole slaw, apple sauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for children. Phone number for take-outs is 330 898-5607.

 

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers Gardening 101

Feb 25

Master Gardener Joe Banzer demonstrates a plan for a successful garden using a new presentation and lots of “how to” pictures. Topics include soil improvement, raised beds, soil testing, fertilizers, plant selection and other aspects of starting or improving a home garden.  Fee of $15.  Light refreshments. Call 440-834-4656 to register.    Class held  Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m. – Noon at  Patterson Bldg.(on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road.  Mail check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.

 

Garfield Hotstove Baseball Sign Ups

Feb 25, 29 & March 3

Hotstove baseball sign-ups will be held on Sat. Feb 25th and March 3rd from 9 am – Noon at the Village Hall; Wed. Feb 29 from 6-8 pm at Garfield Elementary School. Cost will be as follows: 5-6 years old $50; 7-8 years old $60 and 9-14 years old $75.  If anyone has any questions, please call Phil Britton at (330) 527-2209.

 

Girls Youth Softball Sign Ups

Feb 25, 29 & March 3

Garfield Youth Softball  sign-ups will be held on Sat. Feb 25th and March 3rd from 9 am – Noon at the Village Hall; Wed. Feb 29 from 6-8 pm at Garfield Elementary School.

 

Storytime & Book Signing

Feb 25

Mialie T. Szymanski, author and illustrator of the children’s picture book Doodle Dog Enjoys the Day will be visiting The Learned Owl Book Shop in Hudson  on Feb 25th at 1pm. Come for a Doodle Dog storytime, kid-friendly activity, and opportunity to have your own copy signed by the author. Copies of the book will be available for purchase or bring your favorite edition of “Puppy Tails” to have it autographed. It’s going to be a “paws”itively grrreat day! For more information, call The Learned Owl at 330-653-2252 or visit www.learnedowl.com.

 

Benefit In Memory of Sue Warren

Feb 25

A benefit in loving memory of Brian Lancaster’s life-long companion, Sue Warren, will be held on Feb 25th at 4 pm at the Silver Crik Saloon in Garrettsville. $10 per person. 3 bands, 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

 

1st Annual Fred Haney Winter Softball Tournament

Feb 25

The 1st Annual Fred Haney Winter Softball Tournament will be held on Feb 25 at the Time Out Sports Bar in Freedom Twp.  Tournament begins at 8 am.  Contact Raymond Oliver at 330 524-2746 or Time Out Sports Bar at 330 527-9080 to register your team. Cost is $100/team.  Registration ends on Feb 20th.

 

Community Music Night

Feb 26

The Newton Falls Ministerial Association will be sponsoring a “Community Music Night” on Sunday, February 26.  The service will be held at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Road,  Newton Falls and will begin at 6:00 PM and will feature musical selections from various church choirs from within the Newton Falls community.  All are welcome to attend this service of “worship through music.”

 

Chili Cook-Off

Feb 26

Calling all cooks! Think you make the best chili in town? Here’s your chance to prove it! Garrettsville United Methodist Church is sponsoring a chili cook-off on Feb 26 at 1 p.m. to benefit the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard. Admission to the event is $5 per person, children under 10 are free.  Contact the church office at 330-527-2055 for registration forms or further information.

 

Windham American Legion Raffle

Drawing Feb 26

The Windham American Legion Post #674, SAL is raffling off a 37-inch flat screen TV. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Purchase at Post 674 or from any SAL member. Drawing will be February 26th.

 

Newton Falls Public Library Trustees Meeting

Feb 29

The Newton Falls Public Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2012 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at 204 S. Canal Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444.

 

Burton Public Library Book Sales

Sundays in March 

The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold used-book sales at the library on each Sunday in March from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There are items for everyone:  books, magazines, vintage materials, maps, vinyl LPs, CDs, tapes, movies and puzzles.   Sunday, March 25, will be “bag day.”   Please enter the sales through the white door located at the back of the building.

 

Scout Troop 112 Fundraiser Night

March 1

Boy Scout Troop 112 Will be holding a Fundraiser Night at CiCi’s Pizza located in front of  the Home Depot in Niles on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm!  It’s easy; just purchase your buffet, put your receipt in the box and enjoy your meal!!  More info? Call 330-507-3886, or email troop112@yahoo.com.

 

World Day of Prayer

March 2

World Day of Prayer 2012 will be observed on March 2.  A community service, led by the churches of Braceville, Lordstown and Newton Falls, will be held on Friday, March 2 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls  The theme of this year’s event is “Let Justice Prevail.”    Those attending are invited to bring a covered dish to the luncheon which will follow the service.

 

G-Men Donkey Basketball Game

March 3 

James A. Garfield All Sports Boosters presents the G-Men Softball’s 4th Annual Donkey Basketball Game on March 3rd  from 7-9 pm in the high school gym.

Cost is  $6 in advance; $8 at the door. For more information contact Coach Downing @ 330-527-4341

 

The Art and Science of Pruning!

March 3

Master Gardeners  Jim Zeitz and Deb Palmisano will demonstrate proper pruning techniques to achieve desired growth and maximum plant performance.  This class will ease your fear of pruning by helping you understand the when, how, where and why associated with pruning all your landscape plants and trees.  Light refreshments and handouts will be provided.  Class to be held Saturday, March 3, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Registration fee $15.   Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds).  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Mail check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. View a list of upcoming Master Gardener Volunteer sponsored classes:  geauga.osu.edu/

 

Windham Drama Club Scotch Doubles

March 3

Let the Good Times Roll! WHS Drama Club will be holding a Scotch Doubles at Sky Lanes on March 3rd from 9 – 11:30 pm. Cost is $40 per couple  Price includes: 3 games, food and drink. Basket Raffles and 50/50 will also be held. All are welcome to participate even if you don’t bowl – Come a few minutes early to get your tickets!!  Questions – contact Heather Fall at 330 720-3726

 

Texas Hold’em Poker Fundraiser

March 3

There will be a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament fundraiser to benefit the Ravenna Buckeye Garage Door Ghosts baseball team on March 3.  Tournament will be held at the Ravenna Italian American club. Doors open at 5 pm, tournament begins at 6 pm.  Seating limited to the first 100 registered players.  Contact Bill Bregant at 330 389-1084 for more info or to register.

Pancake Breakfast

March 4, 11, 18 & 25

American Legion Post 459, 14052 Goodwin Ave, Burton, is hosting all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts on Sundays in March from 9 am – 1:30 pm. Adults $8; Children $5. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage & potatoes, orange juice, coffee or tea.

 

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfasts

March 4, 11, 18 & 25

The Parkman Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring pancake & sausage breakfasts at the Parkman Community House,

State Route 422 in Parkman on March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 9 am to 2 pm.  Enjoy pure Geauga Maple Syrup. Adults: $7.50; Children (6-12): $3.00; Children 5 & under: Free

 

Card Party

March 4

St. William Women’s Guild Annual Card Party will be held at 5431 Mahoning Ave. NW Champion, OH on March 4 at 1 p.m.  Doors open at 12:30 p.m. – Donation $7.  Theme:  “Life is like a Game of Cards”. Featuring our famous “Grand Salad Bar”, 50/50 Raffle,  cash and craft raffle. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Bella Women’s Center.

 

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

March 4

Knights Of Columbus Council #3350, is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on March 4th from Noon – 3 pm 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).

 

Pancake Breakfast Storytime at the Garrettsville Library

March 5 or 6 

Children are invited to join us at the Garrettsville Library on either March 5 at 11:00 am or March 6 at 11:30 am for a special pancake breakfast storytime. Enjoy stories about maple syrup sugaring and pancakes. Registration is required for these programs. Register online at www.portagelibrary.org (select “Library Programs”) or call 330-527-4378 for more information.

 

Election Day Soup Sale

March 6

The Windham Lions Club is busy planning a bean soup sale for Election Day March 6, 2012. Voters or hungry bean soup lovers can stop by the Windham Methodist church from 11 AM till 6 PM on March 6th for all-you-care-to-eat soup, cornbread, dessert and beverage. Prices are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12. There will also be carry-out available in quart containers with 2 cornbreads and 2 desserts for $12.

 

Windham Free Community Dinner

March 8

A free  community dinner  will be served March 8th  at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main St. Windham.  Why cook when we will do it for you?  The dinner will be served  from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., while supply lasts.   All are welcome, bring your friends.  Come enjoy the food & the fellowship!  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.

 

Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs

Register by March 9

The last set of swimming lessons before summer will be held on March 11,18,25,April 1 and 22. Times:2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm  ** All Levels, All Hours

** Lesson are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Free time at the end. Cost:  $50 per child for all 5 lessons. Ages  4 years and older  Sign-ups: Sunday February 26th, from 2:30-4:30pm at the Hiram College pool or  register online! Deadline to register March 9th       http://www.hiram.edu/athletics/menssports/swim/lessons.html  ** Questions Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343

 

Recycled Feed Bag Tote Program at the Library

 March 10

Join us at the Garrettsville Library on March 10 from 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm for a recycled feed bag tote program. Using feed bags, learn how to turn them into attractive tote bags. They’re great for carrying groceries and other items. If possible, please bring a portable sewing machine. Supplies such as thread will be provided. Visit www.portagelibrary.org (select “Library Programs”) to register for this program. Call 330-527-4378 for additional information. Space limited to 25 seats, so register early!

 

Craft Bazaar

March 10

The ladies auxiliary will be hosting a craft bazaar on March 10 from 9-3 pm at the VFW Post 1055, 6000 New Milford Rd, Ravenna. Come join us for crafts, baked goods and many interesting items.  Lunch will be available. If you are interested in renting a table call Pat at 330 297-0232.

 

Senior Bingo

March 12

Senior bingo will be held on March 12 from 5-7 pm at the Newton Falls Community Center. Free to all seniors. There is a 50/50 raffle and prizes.  Come out and have some fun.

 

Pricetown Home Cooked Supper

March 14

The next home cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd., Newton Falls, will feature meatloaf, potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, homemade desserts and a beverage. The meal will be on  March 14 from 5 to 6:30 P.M.  Cost $7.00 for adults,  $3.00 for children,  6 to 12 years,  and free for children 5 years and younger.

Carryouts will be available.

 

Cheerleading Tryout Prep Camp

March 16 & 17

Ravenna Parks and Recreation is offering a weekend Cheerleading Tryout Prep Camp for grades 1 thru 5.  This workshop is for the beginner or the advanced student wishing to sharpen skills. It will get you  ready and confident about the upcoming Cheerleading season so you can ace your tryouts.  Camp will be held at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17  (participants attend both days).  Camp includes a t-shirt and pizza party.  Session on Friday will meet from 5 to 7 p.m . and Saturday session from 12 noon to 3 p.m.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayers is $35.00; all others $40.00. There is a $10 late fee after deadline date.  Registration takes place through March 2 or the first 30 to register.  Stop in at Ravenna Recreation Department, 530 N. Freedom St., weekdays 8 to 12 and 1 to 4:15 p.m.     For more information call 330-296-2864.

 

Card Making Party

March 17

There will be a card making party on March 17 from 1-4 pm at the North Bloomfield Town Hall, located at SR 45 & 87 junction.  Participants will make 15 card! All supplies included in the cost of $14 as well refreshments.  Reservation deadline is March 10. Call Kathy at 440-685-4425 or Liz at 440-685-4582.

 

Organic Vegetable Gardening

March 17

Learn from a Certified Organic Grower.  Jake Trethewey of Maplestar Farm in Geauga County has been  growing organic produce on his family’s farm since 2004.  Jake will address topics of soil fertility; organic soil amendments; pest, weed and disease control; irrigation options; and how to prepare your garden for the next season each fall.  Fee of $15. Light refreshments.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Class held at Patterson Bldg. (on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road on March 17 from 9-11 am  Mail check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  View a list of Master Gardener classes:  www.geauga.osu.edu

 

 

Singing Weavers to Minister

March 18

The Singing Weavers will be ministering at the First Congregational Church of Freedom on March 18 at 10:30 am  A covered dish dinner will follow. The church is located at SR 88 & SR 303 in Freedom Township.

 

Newton Falls Public Library Trustees Meeting

March 21

The Newton Falls Public Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, 2012 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at 204 S. Canal Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444.

 

Oink & Squeal Party

March 24

The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxilliary Post 459 will be hosting an Oink & Squeal Party, raffle and Chinese auction at the Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St in Burton on March 24. Doors open at 5 pm; raffle at 7 pm. Chinese auction tickets are 10 for $1; Raffle tickets are $2 each.  For tickets contact any American Legion Ladies Auxiliary member.

 

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers

What’s New in Annuals & Perennials

March 24

Dennis James of DJ’s Greenhouse will introduce us to the many new exciting plants, annuals and perennials, available to the home gardener this year!  Mr. James grows a large selection of perennials himself, some of which he will bring with him for purchase.   Fee of $15.  Light refreshments. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Class held at Patterson Bldg. (on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road on Sat.,  Mar. 24,  from 9 – 10:30 A.M

 

Oink & Squeal Party

March 24

The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459 are pleased to present an Oink & Squeal Party on March 24. The raffle and Chinese auction will be held at the Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St. Burton. Doors open at 5 pm, raffle at 7 pm.  Raffle tickets are $2 each; Chinese auction tickets 10 for $1.

 

Souped up Jazz

March 24

JA Garfield Band’s “Souped up Jazz” will be on March 24th, 2012.  The jazz bands and the show choir will be performing.  We hope you will be able to join us for this fantastic fundraiser.

 

Ravenna Garden Club Sale

March 24

The Ravenna Garden Club will be holding a crafts and collectable sale from 9 am – 3 pm on  March 24, 2012 at the Portage County Garden Center, 5154 South Prospect St, Ravenna. Free  admission.  Lunch available. Door Prize and Raffle. Contact:  Pat Thomas at  330-297-0232  or  Laura Yaunt at  330-850-5007 for more information and to reserve a  table space for $20.00

 

Blue Grass Mass

March 30

The Chamber Singers (formerly Hiram College Choir) will be performing a “Blue Grass Mass,”  complete with a Bluegrass band, on Friday,  March 30th, 2011, at Hiram Christian Church at 7:30 pm.  All voices are still welcome to audition, but we are very much in need of altos and tenors!   Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:30 in Frohring Recital Hall. Faculty, staff, and community members are also welcome.

 

Kindergarten Parent Information Night

April 12

There will be a kindergarten parent information night for Crestwood parents on April 12 at 6 pm. in the Crestwood Primary school cafeteria. NO child care services will be available at this time. If you have questions, please call 330 357-8202.

 

Ravenna Summerfest

June 16

Save this date!!  Summerfest in Ravenna is coming.  Details to follow…

 

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Newton Falls Public Library’s Free e-Book Training
Register today
Want to take advantage of the free e-Media offered by the Newton Falls Public Library through our shared CLEVNET catalog, but not sure about how to do so? The library staff will be happy to assist you in getting started downloading e-Books and audiobooks.  Sign up today for a free one on one session.

GCRTA Grant Offered
The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association is offering a $1,500 grant to a college senior.  The recipient must be enrolled in a college of education and be a student teacher during the 2012-2013 school year.  In addition, the person must have resided in Geauga County or graduated from one of the high schools in the county. For an application, contact Ruth Holm at 15920 Arbor Trail, Newbury, OH 44065 or call 440-564-6652.

Register now for the Class of 2025!
The J. A. Garfield School District is now accepting kindergarten registration information for your child who will turn age 5 before Sept 30, 2012. Registration will take place on Wednesday, March 14, Thursday March 15 and Friday March 16, 2012 at the elementary school.  Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as possible.

Crestwood Kindergarten Registration
Ongoing
Information packets and registration paperwork are now available for parents to pick up at the Crestwood Primary school. The official registration will take place on Feb 23 and March 1 during the times of 9:30 am – 11:30 am; 1 – 2:30 pm and 5-7 pm.  All registration will take place at the Crestwood Primary building. Children must be five years old on or before Aug. 1, 2012 to be eligible to attend kindergarten during the 2012-13 school year.

American Legion Breakfasts
Mondays
The Windham American Legion will be serving breakfast every Monday morning from 8-11 am. Cost is $6.

American Legion Fish Fry
Fridays
The Windham American Legion will be hosting a fish fry every Friday from 5 – 8  pm. Cost is $8.50.

Newbury Pancake Breakfast
Sundays in February
The Newbury Area Kiwanis Club is hosting  all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts at the Newbury High School cafeteria every Sunday in February. Come enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Cost: $6.50 ages 13 and up; $3.50 ages 3-12; 2 and under are free.  Family Pack – up to 5 people $22. Proceeds benefit scholarship funds and other community needs.

FREEGAL Comes To Burton Public Library
FREEGAL stands for “Free and Legal” and is a new downloadable music service for patrons of the Burton Public Library. The library now offers free and legal music downloads from Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.  Registered cardholders of the Burton Public Library or other CLEVNET libraries are able to download three songs per week in MP3 format from the library’s website using their library card barcode and PIN.  Freegal works with any MP3 device, including iPods.  If you have an Internet browser on your computer or handheld device and have a Burton Public Library card, you can access Freegal. The library is pleased to announce this new service to the community.  Access Freegal through the Burton Public Library website:  www.burton.lib.oh.us

Spring Soccer Sign Ups
Through Feb 24
Registration for co-ed youth spring soccer with Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department & Eat’N Park is being held through Feb 24 for children 4 years old to sixth graders.  Fee for Ravenna City taxpayers (live or work in Ravenna City limits) is $40 and all others pay $48.  After Feb 24 a $10 late fee will be charged.  Players will need shin guards and mouth pieces.  Divisions are U6, U8, U10 and U12.  Practice begins end of March.  Games are scheduled for Sundays, April 15, 22, 29 & May 6 and 20 and Saturday, May 12 at the Ravenna Soccer Complex. For more information contact Ravenna Recreation Department (330) 296-2864 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m. or stop in at 530 North Freedom St.

Soup & Sandwich Day
Feb 10
Soup & Sandwich Day will be held on February 10, 2012  from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Newton Falls United Methodist Church,  336 Ridge Road (Route 534).  Take outs will be available (330-872-1564)

Eagles Fish Fry
Feb 10
The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting a fish fry on Feb 10th from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. Fish or shrimp or a combo is available.  Chicken strips are also available.  All dinners are $8 and include baked potato or French fries, green beans, cole slaw or apple sauce, dinner roll and butter and coffee.  To go orders are welcome by calling 330 527-2330. Dinners will be held EVERY Friday during Lent (Feb 24th – April 6)

Air Force  ROTC, TCTC  Spaghetti Dinner
Feb 10
A spaghetti dinner to help support the students from  TCTC,  Air Force JR ROTC , and their efforts to raise funds will be held at the VFW Post # 3332, Arlington Rd in  Newton Falls on Feb 10th. To donate to the Reserve Officer Training Program from Trumbull Career and Technical Center for the students,  come to the dinner! The other ways to help is to donate a basket or contact  2nd Lt. Chelsea Moran @ 330-872-3107 .

Teddy Bear Dance
Feb 11
Bring your favorite teddy bear to the Teddy Bear Dance on Feb 11 from 7 – 10 pm at the North Bloomfield Town Hall, junction of SR 45 & 87.  Admission $5 ages 10+; $4 under 10. Come enjoy a night of square and line dancing.  Proceeds benefit the town hall restoration fund.

First Church of God Family Day
Feb 11
The First Church of God in Windham is having a community family day.  There will be games, food, and some entertainment.  The event is on Feb. 11, 2012 and  is from 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.  It is open to all families in the community and the event is free.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Feb 11
An All-You-Can-Eat spaghetti dinner will be held at St. Ambrose Church hall in Garrettsville, Saturday, February 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Featuring all you can eat spaghetti  and meatballs, crispy salad, fresh Italian bread, homemade dessert, and beverage. Cost is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for youth ages 6 to 12, and kids 5 and under are free! Hosted by Knights of Columbus council 11801.

Windham Hot Stove Baseball and Softball Sign Ups
Feb 11
Windham Hot Stove baseball and softball sign ups will be held on Feb 11th from 10a-2p. All sign ups are at Windham Township Hall. Sign up forms will NOT be accepted without payment. 2012 prices are:4 & 5 year olds $40; 6 – 8 year olds $55; 9 – 14 year olds $60; 15-18 year olds $70. A $5 late fee will be added to all forms submitted after February 11th

Heart of the Lyons Walk
Feb 11
A one mile fun walk through Northgate in Garrettsville will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11th to benefit Porter Lyons and his family. The cost of this event will be $10. The race will come with a t-shirt that shows you truly came and supported Porter and his family in their time of need. Folks can register online for the race at www.heartofthelyons.eventbrite.com until February 3, 2012.

Spaghetti Dinner & Music
Feb 11
The Renaissance Family Center and the Windham Bands are having an evening of food and entertainment. Make a date for the family for a great Spaghetti Dinner and music from the Windham Band on  Feb. 11th at the Center from 5 pm to 7 pm, cost $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under.  Presale tickets available but not necessary.  Don’t spend another Saturday watching reruns on the TV. Come have some fun at the Renaissance Center and hear the band.

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Open House
Feb 11
Habitat for Humanity of Portage County is recruiting individuals who are willing to volunteer their time and energy to serve on active committees helping with the operations and various functions of the organizations.  Individuals interested in selecting and working with Habitat families, oversight of construction days, marketing, fundraising and more are needed to assist the non-profit fulfill its goals.  A volunteer information meeting will be held on Saturday February 11th at 10am at the Habitat office at 6630 Cleveland Road, Ravenna OH  44266.  RSVP’s for the orientation must be made by noon on Friday Feb. 10th. To RSVP or find out more about how you can volunteer with Habitat, contact the Habitat office at (330) 296-2880 or office@habitatofportage.org

Burton Public Library Book Sale
Feb 11
The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold their next book sale on Saturday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There are items for everyone:  books, magazines, movies, music, puzzles, etc.  Please enter the sale through the white doors located at the back of the building.

Garrettsville Library Bake Sale
Feb 11
There will be a bake sale at the Garrettsville Library on Saturday, February 11 beginning at 9:00 am. All proceeds from this sale will go towards the purchase of new library materials for the Garrettsville Library, located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville. Call 330-527-4378 for more information.

Frederick Loudin & The Fisk Jubilee Singers
Feb 11
Christine McVay will discuss Frederick Loudin and the Fisk Jubilee Singer on Saturday February 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Reed Memorial Library. Frederick Loudin (1836-1904) was a former Ravenna resident who was a vocalist for the Fisk Jubilee Singers, he later became their manager. Join us at Reed Memorial Library for an interesting talk on his life and stop and see the exhibit at the library on Frederick Loudin and Fisk Jubilee Singers.  The exhibit is at the Library courtesy of the Portage County Historical Society.  For more information please call 330-296-2827.

American Legion Pancake Breakfasts
Feb 12, 19 & 26
The Middlefield-Burton American Legion Post 459 will be hosting their pancake and sausage breakfasts Feb 12, 19 & 26 from 9 am – 1:30 pm at 14052 Goodwin St, Burton.  Contact Ron at 440 343-1478 for more information.

Regina Brett To Speak
Feb 12
On February 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Regina Brett will be at Reed Memorial Library.  She will be discussing her new book, Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible.   Regina hosts her own radio show and is an award- winning columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  There will be books available to purchase and to get signed by the author.  This program is free and open to the public.  For more information please call 330-296-2827.

Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Info Session
Feb 12
Habitat for Humanity of Portage County is currently looking for interested individuals and families who would like to fulfill their dream of owning their own home.  Openings for homeownership are available for current building projects.  An informational session about Habitat homeownership will be held on February 12th at the Habitat Office Conference Room located at 6630 Cleveland Road in Ravenna Township. The session will begin promptly at 2:00 PM.  Families are chosen without respect to age, gender, sexual preference, disability, race, religion or national origin. Persons interested in attending the February orientation are encouraged to call the Habitat Office at 330-296-2880 or email at office@habitatofportage.org to advise the staff that they are coming to the orientation session.

American Legion #236 Breakfast
Feb 12
American Legion # 236  in Newton Falls  will be hosting a breakfast on Feb 12th from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Breakfast Buffet  – $ 7 regular and $5 for seniors. Come out and enjoy a nice breakfast and company too!

Treat Your Valentine to Pancakes
Feb 12
Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, sausage, juice, and coffee. Sunday, February 12, from 8:00am to 1:00pm. The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. Cost is $6 for Adults and #3 for Children 10 and under.

St. Michael’s Church Special Bingo
Feb 12
St. Michael’s Church, 9736 East Center St in Windham will be hosting a special Bingo on Feb 12 at 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Ladies Guild and K of C, the bingo will include gift and bakery raffles and refreshments. No one under 18 admitted.

Relay for Life Lordstown /Newton Falls Meeting
Feb 13
The next Relay for Life meeting is Feb 13th at 6pm for the committee, 6:30 for captains and  anyone wanting to join, participate or get information and will be held at City Hall in  Council Chambers.  There is a lot to look forward to and discuss  Come and join us or start a new team.     If you are a survivor, we need to hear from you too. That is wonderful and a great milestone to be celebrated!

“JC Night” (JR Church night)
Feb 14
FREE for children ages 4 – 6th grade!  New Hope Baptist Church is launching its new monthly “JC NIGHT” program on Valentine’s Day (but we think parents will enjoy it also). Designed to offer parents a few hours of free time between 6 pm – 10 pm while children can enjoy a special service prepared just for them, including Bible lessons, mission stories, puppet shows/skits, adventures, crafts, snacks, music, etc. Registration is required. Call 330-326-3777, Email NewHopeOutreachDir@yahoo.com or visit our website at: NewHopeWindham.org

Wine Tasting Event
Feb 16
The Field Levy Committee is hosting a Wine Tasting Feb 16,  5 – 9 pm at the Viking Vineyard, 268 Old Forge Rd., Brimfield.  Tickets are $10 and include 4 sample tastings, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment by Joe Cavaretta (www.myspace.com/joecavmusic).  There will be a Silent Auction and 50/50 Raffle.  Tickets can be purchased at any school office or at the door.  For more information call 330.687.8439.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Feb 18
All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 4pm-7pm at the Full Gospel Mission Church, 887 West Spruce Ave, Ravenna.  Adults: $7.50; Children(4-12yrs): $4.00; Toddlers(3 & under): Free.
Take out orders are available

5th Annual Men Who Cook!
Feb 18
Celebrate Mardi Gras with Catholic Charities at our 5th Annual Men Who Cook! The event will be February 18, 2012, from 6:00 to 9:30pm at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall in Ravenna. Come enjoy the specialties of our local chefs!  Tickets are $40 per person which includes appetizer, entrée and dessert tastings from all of our celebrity chefs!  Make your reservations now. We expect a sell out!  To purchase tickets contact: Bobbi McKnight at Catholic Charities of Portage County  Phone: 330-297-7745 bobbi.mcknight@catholiccharitiesps.org

Indoor Garage Sale
Feb 18
Huge Indoor Garage Sale Feb 18th from 9 am to 3 pm. Food concessions available; you can shop all day and not get hungry. Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Oh

Cabbage Roll Dinner
Feb 18
Cabbage Roll Dinner will be held at  St. Michael’s Church, Ridge Road, Newton Falls on Saturday,  Feb. 18, 4-6 p.m.  $8.  Carry out meals available.

Meet The Authors
Feb 19
Authors Paul J. Bauer and Mark Dawidziac will be at the Reed Memorial Library on February 19, 2019 at 2:00 to talk about their exciting book, “Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler.”  Jim Tully left his hometown of St. Marys, Ohio in 1901 and thus began an adventure. He spent six years on the road, landing in Kent, Ohio with dreams of becoming a writer.  He became a major American author and another chapter of his life started.  For more information please call 330-296-2827.

Trumbull Art Gallery’s Photo 2012
Feb 19
Join us at the Trumbull Art Gallery for our third annual juried photo exhibit.  The exhibit is open to all artists, and will be juried by Katherine Mickle, who teaches photography at Slippery Rock University.  Entries must be delivered on Feb. 11, between noon and 4 PM.   There is a $15 fee to compete.  The opening night reception for the show will be held Feb. 19 from 2-4 PM; winners will be announced at 3.   Admission to the reception and show is free.  We are located at 196-198 E Market St, in Warren, and are open from 12-4 PM Tue.-Sat.

Newton Falls Youth Soccer Meeting
Feb 19
The first meeting of the Newton Falls Youth Soccer League, will be held at 6pm on February 19th in the Community Center
All are welcome to attend.

Portage Relay For Life Team Captains Meeting
Feb 20
Team Captains meeting. It will be the first Team Captain meeting for the 2012 Northern Portage Relay For Life. Our meeting will be held on Monday Feb 20th at  7 PM. We will meet at Doogan’s in the Barrington Plaza in Aurora. At this months meeting we will be introducing committee members and team captains, registering new teams, discussing fundraiser ideas and new plans for this years event. If you can’t attend but would like more information call me at 330-607-7589 or e-mail me at DreamT959@aol.com.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Free Computer Training at the Garrettsville Library
Feb 20-22
Portage County District Library is partnering with ConnectOhio, a non-profit organization, to offer free computer training sessions to Portage County residents. The training sessions will provide basic Internet training such as computer basics, an introduction to the Internet and email basics. Sessions have been scheduled for the Garrettsville Library on Feb 20 – 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Online registration is available at www.portagelibrary.org (select “Library Programs”). Space limited to 12 seats. Call 330-562-6502 for more information about these sessions. There is also a free self-paced curriculum available online at http://eco.connectohio.org/. Registration is required in order to create an account.

Fat Tuesday! Pancake Supper
Feb 21
Want to have some New Orleans fun, and save the drive?  Brighter Day Church welcomes you to join us for a free pancake supper on Fat Tuesday, February 21st. from 5-8pm. Located in the Hilltop Christian Church, 4572 West Prospect St. in Mantua.  If you have any question please contact  Jill Corbett, 330-524-0556.  Hope to see you there!!

Lenten Fish Dinners
Beginning Feb 24
St. John Byzantine Catholic Parish, 36125 Aurora Road (corner of Liberty and Aurora roads) will serve fish dinners during Lent on Fridays, Feb. 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. The dinner includes 2 pieces of breaded flounder, potato and pierogi (all oven-baked), bread or rolls, butter, beverage and dessert. Cost is $10 per dinner. Serving time is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Pierogi dinners also available. Takeouts available. For more information call 440-248-4530.

RFC Free Dinner
Feb 24
Free Monthly dinner that is kicked up a notch with a free drawing each month for two very nice prizes.  Everyone gets a number when they arrive and the winner is drawn. Free Dinner, everyone invited, Feb. 24th from 5:00 till 6:30 pm at the Renaissance Family Center. Come early, drawing by 6:00.

1st Annual Fred Haney Winter Softball Tournament
Feb 25
The 1st Annual Fred Haney Winter Softball Tournament will be held on Feb 25 at the Time Out Sports Bar in Freedom Twp.  Tournament begins at 8 am.  Contact Raymond Oliver at 330 524-2746 or Time Out Sports Bar at 330 527-9080 to register your team. Cost is $100/team.  Registration ends on Feb 20th.

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers Gardening 101
Feb 25
Master Gardener Joe Banzer demonstrates a plan for a successful garden using a new presentation and lots of “how to” pictures. Topics include soil improvement, raised beds, soil testing, fertilizers, plant selection and other aspects of starting or improving a home garden.  Fee of $15.  Light refreshments. Call 440-834-4656 to register.    Class held Saturday, Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m. – Noon at  Patterson Bldg.(on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road.  Mail check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  View a list of upcoming Master Gardener Volunteer-sponsored classes:  geauga.osu.edu/

Storytime & Book Signing
Feb 25
Mialie T. Szymanski, author and illustrator of the children’s picture book Doodle Dog Enjoys the Day will be visiting The Learned Owl Book Shop in Hudson  on Feb 25th at 1pm. Come for a Doodle Dog storytime, kid-friendly activity, and opportunity to have your own copy signed by the author. Copies of the book will be available for purchase or bring your favorite edition of “Puppy Tails” to have it autographed. It’s going to be a “paws”itively grrreat day! For more information, call The Learned Owl at 330-653-2252 or visit www.learnedowl.com.

Community Music Night
Feb 26
The Newton Falls Ministerial Association will be sponsoring a “Community Music Night” on Sunday, February 26.  The service will be held at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Road,  Newton Falls and will begin at 6:00 PM and will feature musical selections from various church choirs from within the Newton Falls community.  All are welcome to attend this service of “worship through music.”

Chili Cook-Off
Feb 26
Calling all cooks! Think you make the best chili in town? Here’s your chance to prove it! Garrettsville United Methodist Church is sponsoring a chili cook-off on Feb 26 at 1 p.m. to benefit the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard. Registration fee is $5 for each team (due by Feb 17), and admission to the event is $5 per person, children under 10 are free.  Contact the church office at 330-527-2055 for registration forms or further information.

Windham American Legion Raffle
Drawing Feb 26
The Windham American Legion Post #674, SAL is raffling off a 37-inch flat screen TV. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Purchase at Post 674 or from any SAL member. Drawing will be February 26th.

Newton Falls Public Library Trustees Meeting
Feb 29
The Newton Falls Public Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2012 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at 204 S. Canal Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444.

Scout Troop 112 Fundraiser Night
March 1
Boy Scout Troop 112 Will be holding a Fundraiser Night at CiCi’s Pizza located in front of  the Home Depot in Niles on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm!  It’s easy; just purchase your buffet, put your receipt in the box and enjoy your meal!!  More info? Call 330-507-3886, or email troop112@yahoo.com.

World Day of Prayer
March 2
World Day of Prayer 2012 will be observed on Friday, March 2.  A community service, led by the churches of Braceville, Lordstown and Newton Falls, will be held on Friday, March 2 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls  The theme of this year’s event is “Let Justice Prevail.”    Those attending are invited to bring a covered dish to the luncheon which will follow the service.

Card Party
March 4
St. William Women’s Guild Annual Card Party will be held at 5431 Mahoning Ave. NW Champion, OH on March 4 at 1 p.m.  Doors open at 12:30 p.m. – Donation $7.  Theme:  “Life is like a Game of Cards”. Featuring our famous “Grand Salad Bar”, 50/50 Raffle,  cash and craft raffle. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Bella Women’s Center.

The Art and Science of Pruning!
March 3
Master Gardeners  Jim Zeitz and Deb Palmisano will demonstrate proper pruning techniques to achieve desired growth and maximum plant performance.  This class will ease your fear of pruning by helping you understand the when, how, where and why associated with pruning all your landscape plants and trees.  Light refreshments and handouts will be provided.  Class to be held Saturday, March 3, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Registration fee $15.   Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds).  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Mail check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. View a list of upcoming Master Gardener Volunteer sponsored classes:  geauga.osu.edu/

Newton Falls Public Library Trustees Meeting
March 21
The Newton Falls Public Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, 2012 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at 204 S. Canal Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444.

Oink & Squeal Party
March 24
The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459 are pleased to present an Oink & Squeal Party on March 24. The raffle and Chinese auction will be held at the Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St. Burton. Doors open at 5 pm, raffle at 7 pm.  Raffle tickets are $2 each; Chinese auction tickets 10 for $1.

Souped up Jazz
March 24
JA Garfield Band’s “Souped up Jazz” will be on March 24th, 2012.  The jazz bands and the show choir will be performing.  We hope you will be able to join us for this fantastic fundraiser.

Ravenna Garden Club Sale
March 24
The Ravenna Garden Club will be holding a crafts and collectable sale from 9 am – 3 pm on  March 24, 2012 at the Portage County Garden Center, 5154 South Prospect St, Ravenna. Free  admission.  Lunch available. Door Prize and Raffle. Contact:  Pat Thomas at  330-297-0232  or  Laura Yaunt at  330-850-5007 for more information and to reserve a  table space for $20.00

Blue Grass Mass
March 30
The Chamber Singers (formerly Hiram College Choir) will be performing a “Blue Grass Mass,”  complete with a Bluegrass band, on Friday,  March 30th, 2011, at Hiram Christian Church at 7:30 pm.  All voices are still welcome to audition, but we are very much in need of altos and tenors!   Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:30 in Frohring Recital Hall. Faculty, staff, and community members are also welcome.

Kindergarten Parent Information Night
April 12
There will be a kindergarten parent information night for Crestwood parents on April 12 at 6 pm. in the Crestwood Primary school cafeteria. NO child care services will be available at this time. If you have questions, please call 330 357-8202.

Ravenna Summerfest
June 16
Save this date!!  Summerfest in Ravenna is coming.  Details to follow…

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Register now for the Class of 2025!
The J. A. Garfield School District is now accepting kindergarten registration information for your child that will turn age 5 before Sept 30, 2012. Registration will take place on Wednesday, March 14, Thursday March 15 and Friday March 16, 2012 at the elementary school. Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as possible. We also require copies of the following documents at the time of registration: *Child’s certified birth certificate; *Social Security card; *Immunization Records; *Custody Papers (If applicable); *Proof of Residency (property tax statement, deed, rental agreement or voter registration card); *Driver License or photo identification of custodial person enrolling student

American Legion Breakfasts
Mondays
The Windham American Legion will be serving breakfast every Monday morning from 8-11 am. Cost is $6.

GCRTA Grant Offered
The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association is offering a $1,500 grant to a college senior. The recipient must be enrolled in a college of education and be a student teacher during the 2012-2013 school year. In addition, the person must have resided in Geauga County or graduated from one of the high schools in the county. For an application, contact Ruth Holm at 15920 Arbor Trail, Newbury, OH 44065 or call 440-564-6652.

Guitar Lessons
Register Now
Ravenna Parks and Recreation is offering Guitar Lessons for children 8 yrs to adult. Students must provide their own Guitar and must also purchase the Melbay Book 1 prior to the start of class. Classes held at Brown Middle School Band Room on Tuesdays beginning Jan 24 to March 13. Fee for Ravenna city taxpayers is $40 and fee for all others is $45. Ages 8-12 will meet from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. and ages 13 through adults from 7:20 to 8:20 p.m. To register contact Ravenna Recreation Department, 330-296-2864 weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m

Geauga County Umpire Classes
Register Today
Geauga County Umpire Association is offering an umpire association certification course for high school baseball and softball. Classes are on Mon, Weds and Sat from Feb 13 – Mar 17. Weekday classes are 6:30 – 8 pm; Sat 8 – 11 am. Cost is $100 plus uniforms and equipment. For info contact David Henry at (440) 840-5231. Softball classes begin Jan 22. Contact Mike at (440) 564-7336.

Indoor Soccer Foot Skills
Register Now
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering Indoor Soccer Foot Skills for children 4 years to 7 years old on Mondays, January 30 to March 5 (no class on Feb. 20) at the First Congregational Church of Ravenna, 266 S. Chestnut Street. The 4 and 5 year olds will meet 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the 6 and 7 year olds will follow at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration limited to 12 per age group. Fee for city taxpayers is $30 and non-city taxpayer fee is $35. Registration deadline is Jan 23. After that there is a $10 late fee if any openings. To register contact Ravenna Recreation (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.

American Legion Fish Fry
Fridays
The Windham American Legion will be hosting a fish fry every Friday from 5 – 8 pm. Cost is $8.50.

Coaches Needed
Apply through Feb 3
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be accepting coaching applications
for the upcoming 2012 season. We will be accepting applications for
head coaches until February 3, 2012. For more information please
contact Share O’Leary at 330-984-7045 or e-mail shanestbernard@gmail.com.. You may also contact Bill Wright for information @ 330-240-1435 or e-mail wbwright@yahoo.com.

Hearts For A Lyon
Through Feb 10
“Hearts For A Lyon” paper heart drive is going on now. Hearts are $1 each and are available in Garrettsville at Porter’s IGA, Mc Donald’s, Subway, Dairy Queen, Huntington National Bank, Sean’s Pub and Miller’s Family Restaurant. Businesses in Windham, such as Windham Hardware, Windham Sparkle Market, and Circle K are also joining the campaign to sell the red paper hearts as well. Purchase a heart and put your name on it and it is on display at the business where you purchased it.

Big Brothers Needed
Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is in need of Big Brother volunteers. We have boys waiting in all parts of Portage County for someone who wants to spend time with them. All it takes is 12 hours a month and the willingness to start something! Please call 330-296-6655 or visit our website at www.bbsportage.org.

God Provides A Meal
Jan 27
The Nelson United Methodist Church will be hosting their free “God Provides A Meal”, on January 27. A hearty soup dinner will be served from 4-6 pm, with brownies for desert! Everyone is welcome to join us on Nelson Circle at 9367 SR 305 in the church social hall. If you are shut in, please call (330) 527-2268 previous to 1/27/12 to make arrangements for delivery.

Eagles Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner
Jan 28
The Garrettsville Eagles will be holding their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on Sat. January 28th from 4:30 to 7:30. Dinners include choice of baked potato or french fries, vegetable, salad and roll. Steak dinner is $12.00 and chicken is $8.00. Open to the public. Also you are welcome to stay and listen to the Boys Are Back band from 8:30 – 11:30 pm.

Coffee & Conversation With Kathleen Clyde
Jan 28
State Representative Kathleen Clyde will be hosting “Coffee & Conversation” at Susie K’s Café, 145 East Main in Ravenna on Saturday, January 28th from 11 am -12:30 pm. These informal discussions are held monthly at different locations across Portage County for residents to speak one-on-one with Representative Clyde.  All are welcome.
Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
Jan 28
There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off SR 82 in the center of Braceville on Jan 28 from 4-6:30 p.m. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cole slaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for children. Phone number for takeouts (330) 898.5607.

Windham Hot Stove Baseball and Softball Sign Ups
Jan 28, 31 & Feb 11
Windham Hot Stove baseball and softball sign ups will be held on Jan 28th 10a-2p, Jan 31st 6p-8p and Feb 11th from 10a-2p. All sign ups are at Windham Township Hall. Sign up forms will NOT be accepted without payment. 2012 prices are:4 & 5 year olds $40; 6 – 8 year olds $55; 9 – 14 year olds $60; 15-18 year olds $70. A $5 late fee will be added to all forms submitted after February 11th.

Newton Falls Baseball / Softball Sign ups
Jan 28, Feb 1 & 4
Newton Falls youth baseball/softball signups will be held for boys and girls – ages 5-14 on Sat. Jan. 28  10 am -1 pm; Wed. Feb. 1  5-8 pm and Sat. Feb. 4  10 am-2 pm. All sign-ups held at community center.  Please bring a COPY of your child’s birth certificate if they are new to the league.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Jan 29
Middlefield – Burton American Legion will be holding a pancake & sausage breakfast at 14052 Goodwin St in Burton on Jan. 29th from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Contact Ron at 440 343-1478 for more information.

Ice Caves: Winter splendor at Nelson Ledges
Jan 29
Explore the crevasses, shelter caves, and rock bluffs that provide the setting for a variety of winter ice formations on Jan 29th from 1-3 pm. Frozen waterfalls, ice stalagmites and stalactites, verglas, needle ice and perhaps ice flowers are all part of this winter geologic wonderland. The geology is both ancient and contemporary, rocks formations millions of years old frosted with ice formations that may be only hours old. The trails may be difficult and slippery. Meet at the Nelson Ledges parking lot. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Sponsored by Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (Fee: $5 for non-members, $2 for members).
J.A. Garfield Band Concert
Feb 2
The Garfield Fifth Grade Band will hold its first concert on Thursday, Feb 2 at 7 p.m.

Warren Republican Women’s Club Meeting
Feb 2
Warren Republican Women’s Club will be meeting February 2nd at The Reef.  We are honored to have Marine Sgt Jim Rapone as our guest speaker.  Mr. Rapone will be discussing the Boy Scout’s  Flag Retirement Ceremony.  Mr. Rapone proudly served his country in Vietnam and is a chair for the Veterans Memorial in Warren.  WRWC is proud to be celebrating it’s 75th anniversary.  This month’s hostess is Kellie Pope.   Like minded individuals are always welcome to attend functions.  Our luncheon does require a reservation.  If interested in attending or for more club information please contact CaryAnn at (330)856-5228.

Monthly Breakfast Buffet
Feb 4
Post #674 of the Windham American Legion will hold their monthly breakfast buffet at 9960 E. Center Street (SR 303) on Feb 4th from 8-11 am. All-you-can-eat $7; Children 12 and under $5; Children under 5 are free. Questions? Call 330-326-3188.

Night At The Races
Feb 4
Newton Falls Athletic Boosters will hold their annual Night at the Races on Saturday, Feb. 4th at St. Mary’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Dr., Newton Falls.  Tickets are $15.00 and can be bought ahead of time or at the door.  Price includes a buffet dinner, dessert, soda and beer.  Doors open at 5:30pm with post time at 7:30pm.  All profits made go the the senior scholarship fund.  For tickets call Tami at 330-872-0116.

Senior Citizens Luncheon
Feb 4
First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls will be hosting a Senior Citizens’ Luncheon on Saturday, February 4.  The program will begin at 11:30 AM with the luncheon to follow at noon.  The event is open to any area senior citizen.  For additional information please contact the church office at (330) 872-7055.

Curtains up Scotch Doubles
Feb 4
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is holding their annual Scotch Doubles on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Registration time is 8:30. The cost is $40.00 per couple and includes pizza, beer, soda and bowling. Register by calling 216-375-0709. There will be a chines auction also. All vendors wishing to donate, contact Jackie at 216-375-0709.
4 Chaplains Program
Feb 5
The Middlefield-Burton American Legion Post 459 will be hosting their 4 Chaplains Program on Feb. 5th at 3 pm at 14052 Goodwin St, Burton. Contact Tony at 440 632-5568 or Skip at 440 834-1191.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Feb 5
Knights of Columbus Council  #3350, will be hosting an All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from Noon – 3 pm on Feb 5th, 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 Children: $3 (6-11); Children 5 & under: FREE For any additional information   Tom Fetock (330) 872-5886, Matt Stimac (330)872-7865, Jim Burns    (330)883-0575

Home-Cooked Supper
Feb 8
The next home-cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Road, Newton Falls, will feature Creamed Chicken over biscuits, vegetables, salad, homemade desserts, applesauce and beverages. Dinner will be from 5pm to 6:30pm on Feb 8. Cost  $7 for adults; $3 for children 6 to 12; free for children 5 years & younger.
Carryouts will be available.

Book & Art Silent Auction
Feb 9
The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold a silent auction on Thursday, February 9 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Offered for sale will be vintage books, prints and original art work.  Cash or checks will be accepted for the sale.  The public is cordially invited and refreshments will be served.  The Burton Public Library is located at 14588 West Park Street, on the square in Burton.  The library’s phone number is 440-834-4466.

Spaghetti Dinner & Music
Feb 11
The Renaissance Family Center and the Windham Bands are having an evening of food and entertainment. Make a date for the family for a great Spaghetti Dinner and music from the Windham Band on Feb. 11th at the Center from 5 pm to 7 pm, cost $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under. Presale tickets available but not necessary. Don’t spend another Saturday watching reruns on the TV. Come have some fun at the Renaissance Center and hear the band.

Heart of the Lyons Walk
Feb 11
A one mile fun walk through Northgate in Garrettsville will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11th to benefit Porter Lyons and his family. The cost of this event will be $10. The race will come with a t-shirt that shows you truly came and supported Porter and his family in their time of need. Folks can register online for the race at www.heartofthelyons.eventbrite.com until February 3, 2012.

Burton Public Library Book Sale
Feb 11
The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold their next book sale on Saturday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There are items for everyone:  books, magazines, movies, music, puzzles, etc.  Please enter the sale through the white doors located at the back of the building.

St. Michael’s Church Special Bingo
Feb 12
St. Michael’s Church, 9736 East Center St in Windham will be hosting a special Bingo on Feb 12 at 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Ladies Guild and K of C, the bingo will include gift and bakery raffles and refreshments. No one under 18 admitted.

American Legion Pancake Breakfasts
Feb 12, 19 & 26
The Middlefield-Burton American Legion Post 459 will be hosting their pancake and sausage breakfasts Feb 12, 19 & 26 from 9 am – 1:30 pm at 14052 Goodwin St, Burton. Contact Ron at 440 343-1478 for more information.

Wine Tasting Event
Feb 16
The Field Levy Committee is hosting a Wine Tasting Feb 16, 5 – 9 pm at the Viking Vineyard, 268 Old Forge Rd., Brimfield.  Tickets are $10 and include 4 sample tastings, Hors d’Oeuvres entertainment by Joe Cavaretta (www.myspace.com/joecavmusic).  There will be a Silent Auction and 50/50 Raffle.  Tickets can be purchased at any school office or at the door.  For more information call 330.687.8439.

5th Annual Men Who Cook!
Feb 18
Celebrate Mardi Gras with Catholic Charities at our 5th Annual Men Who Cook! The event will be February 18, 2012, from 6:00 to 9:30pm at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall in Ravenna. Come enjoy the specialties of our local chefs! Tickets are $40 per person which includes appetizer, entrée and dessert tastings from all of our celebrity chefs! Make your reservations now. We expect a sell out! To purchase tickets contact: Bobbi McKnight at Catholic Charities of Portage County Phone: 330-297-7745 bobbi.mcknight@catholiccharitiesps.org

Indoor Garage Sale
Feb 18
Huge Indoor Garage Sale Feb 18th from 9 am to 3 pm. Food concessions available; you can shop all day and not get hungry. Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Oh

Free Computer Training at the Garrettsville Library
Feb 20-22
Portage County District Library is partnering with ConnectOhio, a non-profit organization, to offer free computer training sessions to Portage County residents. The training sessions will provide basic Internet training such as computer basics, an introduction to the Internet and email basics. Sessions have been scheduled for the Garrettsville Library on February 20 through 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Online registration is available at www.portagelibrary.org (select “Library Programs”). Space limited to 12 seats. Call 330-562-6502 for more information about these sessions. There is also a free self-paced curriculum available online at http://eco.connectohio.org/. Registration is required in order to create an account.

Chili Cook-Off
Feb 26
Calling all cooks! Think you make the best chili in town? Here’s your chance to prove it! Garrettsville United Methodist Church is sponsoring a chili cook-off on Feb 26 at 1 p.m. to benefit the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard. Registration fee is $5 for each team (due by Feb 17), and admission to the event is $5 per person, children under 10 are free.  Contact the church office at 330-527-2055 for registration forms or further information.

Oink & Squeal Party
March 24
The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459 are pleased to present an Oink & Squeal Party on March 24. The raffle and Chinese auction will be held at the Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St. Burton. Doors open at 5 pm, raffle at 7 pm. Raffle tickets are $2 each; Chinese auction tickets 10 for $1.

Souped up Jazz
March 24
JA Garfield Band’s “Souped up Jazz” will be on March 24th, 2012.  The jazz bands and the show choir will be performing.  We hope you will be able to join us for this fantastic fundraiser.

Ravenna Garden Club Sale
March 24
The Ravenna Garden Club will be holding a crafts and collectable sale from 9 am – 3 pm on March 24, 2012 at the Portage County Garden Center, 5154 South Prospect St, Ravenna. Free admission. Lunch available. Door Prize and Raffle. Contact: Pat Thomas at 330-297-0232 or Laura Yaunt at 330-850-5007 for more information and to reserve a table space for $20.00

Blue Grass Mass
March 30
The Chamber Singers (formerly Hiram College Choir) will be performing a “Blue Grass Mass,”  complete with a Bluegrass band, on Friday,  March 30th, 2011, at Hiram Christian Church at 7:30 pm.  All voices are still welcome to audition, but we are very much in need of altos and tenors!   Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:30 in Frohring Recital Hall. Faculty, staff, and community members are also welcome.

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Register now for the Class of 2025!

The J. A. Garfield School District is now accepting kindergarten registration information for your child that will turn age 5 before Sept 30, 2012. Registration will take place on Wednesday, March 14, Thursday March 15 and Friday March 16, 2012 at the elementary school.  Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as possible.   We also require copies of the following documents at the time of registration: *Child’s certified birth certificate; *Social Security card; *Immunization Records; *Custody Papers (If applicable); *Proof of Residency (property tax statement, deed, rental agreement or voter registration card); *Driver License or photo identification of custodial person enrolling student

 

American Legion Breakfasts

Mondays

The Windham American Legion will be serving breakfast every Monday morning from 8-11 am. Cost is $6.

 

Guitar Lessons

Register Now

Ravenna Parks and Recreation is offering Guitar Lessons for children 8 yrs to adult.  Students must provide their own Guitar and must also purchase the Melbay Book 1 prior to the start of class.  Classes held at Brown Middle School Band Room on Tuesdays beginning Jan 24 to March 13.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayers is $40 and fee for all others is $45.  Ages 8-12 will meet from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. and ages 13 through adults from 7:20 to 8:20 p.m.  To register contact Ravenna Recreation Department, 330-296-2864 weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m

 

Geauga County Umpire Classes

Register Today

Geauga County Umpire Association is offering an umpire association certification course for high school baseball and softball. Classes are on Mon, Weds and Sat from Feb 13 – Mar 17. Weekday classes are 6:30 – 8 pm; Sat 8 – 11 am. Cost is $100 plus uniforms and equipment. For info contact David Henry at (440) 840-5231. Softball classes begin Jan 22. Contact Mike at (440) 564-7336.

 

Indoor Soccer Foot Skills

Register Now

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering Indoor Soccer Foot Skills for children 4 years to 7 years old on Mondays, January 30 to March 5 (no class on Feb. 20) at the First Congregational Church of Ravenna, 266 S. Chestnut Street.  The 4 and 5 year olds will meet 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the 6 and 7 year olds will follow at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Registration limited to 12 per age group. Fee for city taxpayers is $30 and non-city taxpayer fee is $35. Registration deadline is Jan 23. After that there is a $10 late fee if any openings.  To register contact Ravenna Recreation (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.

 

American Legion Fish Fry

Fridays

The Windham American Legion will be hosting a fish fry every Friday from 5 – 8  pm. Cost is $8.50.

 

Line Dance Lessons

Register By Jan 20

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering line dance lessons. Open to teens and adults, the lessons will begin on January 24 to March 6 for 7 weeks. The lessons are held at John Tontimonia City Park Tower Lodge on Tuesdays.  Cost is $55 for city taxpayers or $60 for non-city taxpayers.  Min 15 and max 30.

Deadline to register is Jan 20.

 

Swim With The Hiram College Water Dogs

Register By Jan 27

Swim lesson registration ends on Jan 27th! Register online!   http://www.hiram.edu/athletics/menssports/swim/lessons.html  Lesson times are  2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm  on Sunday afternoons – Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 19 & 26.  All levels. Lessons are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of free time at the end.

Cost: $50 per child for all 5 lessons              Age: 4 years and older. Sign up at the Hiram  College Pool  on  Jan 22, from 2:30-4:30pm  ** Questions? Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343

 

Coaches Needed

Apply through Feb 3

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be accepting coaching applications

for the upcoming 2012 season. We will be accepting applications for

head coaches until February 3, 2012. For more information please

contact Share O’Leary at 330-984-7045 or e-mail shanestbernard@gmail.com.. You may also contact Bill Wright for information @ 330-240-1435 or e-mail wbwright@yahoo.com.

 

Spaghetti Dinner & Bake Sale

Jan 20

A spaghetti dinner & bake sale will be held at the Ravenna Masonic Complex, SR 14 & Washington Ave, Ravenna on Jan 20th from 5-7 p.m.  Adults $7; Children 6-12 $4; Under 6 FREE.  Carry outs available.  Public welcome. More info call 330 296-4556.

 

Otter Hike

Jan 21

Though these neat mammals have been spotted in the area, the chance of actually seeing one on this hike is slim. The group will spot signs of where otters live, such as slides, dens, scat and tracks. The hike will take place on Jan 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. at  Eldon Russell Park, Horwath’s Landing, 16115 Rapids Road, Troy Township.

The River Otter is one of the most playful animals out there, so there will be plenty of behaviors to talk about while looking. Registration is not required for this free program for all ages. Dress for the weather – waterproof foot gear is recommended, too. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

 

Science Saturday At NF Library

Jan 21

Saturday, January 21 @ 10:30 am – Students, ages 5 – 12 years are invited to become mad scientists, performing hands-on biology, chemistry, and physics experiments at Science Saturday on Jan 21st at 10:30 am. Students will work together to set up and complete experiments and discuss the results. Registration is required due to supplies needed.  Call 330.872.1282 to reserve your spot.

 

The Rarest Forest Around

Jan 21

Visit the White Pine Bog Forest near Burton, considered by ecologists to be the rarest forest in Ohio. Some of the towering pines may be up to 300 years old. Surrounded by wetlands and adjacent to Snow Lake, the forest is a rare remnant of the original Ohio landscape. Owned by The Nature Conservancy, special permission is required to access the property, as it is not open to the general public. The hike begins at 10 am. Directions will be provided upon registration. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Sponsored by Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (Fee: $8 for non-members, $6 for members).

 

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Jan 22

Middlefield – Burton American Legion will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at 14052 Goodwin St in Burton on Jan. 22nd from 4 pm to 8 pm. Contact Ken  at 440 635-6390 or Skip at 440 834-1191 for more information.

 

Pancakes At The Grange

Jan 22

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, sausage, juice and coffee, Sunday, January 22, from 8:00am to l:00pm.  The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. Cost is $6 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under.

 

Bach Recital At Hiram

Jan 22

Michael Sponseller, harpsichord, and Douglas Kelley, viola da gamba, will play a program of works by J.S. Bach on Sunday, January 22 at 3 p.m.  Location is Frohring Recital Hall, 11746 Dean Street, Hiram.  The free event is sponsored by Hiram Community Trust and the Hiram College Music Department.

 

Free Community Dinner

Jan 24

Windham American Legion will be hosting a free community dinner on Jan 24 from 5-6 pm on Jan 24. No Take outs. Everyone welcome.

 

Roast Beef Dinner

Jan 24

The Garrettsville United Methodist Church, located at 8223 Park Ave, will be hosting a Roast Beef dinner on Jan 24th from 4:30 – 7 p.m. The cost is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children under 12 and free for preschool children. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, desert and beverages. Take-out orders are available.

 

Crestwood Band Annual Citrus Sale

Through Jan 25

The Crestwood Band annual citrus sale is being held through Jan 25, 2012.  This annual sale has been supporting the band for over 40 years! Proceeds will be used to support the Instrumental Music Departments in the Intermediate, Middle and the High schools.  You can order three ways:  contact a band member, call 330-274-2567 or 330-569-7613, or you can order online at www.doorstepdirect.org.  Please enter the school code OH11184 so we receive credit for the sale.  Thank you for supporting the Crestwood instrumental music programs.

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Jan 25

Bi-monthly blood drive at the United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd., Newton Falls ,Ohio is on Jan. 25, a Wed. from 12 Noon to 6 PM ,in the fellowship hall. There is always a need for blood all times of the year, sickness and accidents and surgeries dont take holidays. Please start the new year out right and come save some lives, its easy and doesn’t take long.

 

Current Events Discussion Group

Jan 25

A new Current Events Discussion Group for adults has been formed in Burton.  The group meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the Burton Public Library from 2-4 p.m.  “Fracking” will be the topic for this month’s meeting on Wednesday, January 25. All are welcome to attend and no reservations are required.

 

Book Discussion Group

Jan 25

On Jan 25 at 6 pm  the Newton Falls Public Library’s Book Discussion  will meet to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer whose cells were taken without her knowledge and then they became one of the most important tools in medicine. Copies of the book are available for borrowing at the library’s circulation desk. It is not necessary to have finished the book to attend.

 

Auburn Garden Club Meeting

Jan 25

The Auburn Garden Club will Host an OPEN HOUSE on January 25th, 2012. Time is 7:00 pm at the Auburn Township Hall (corner of East Washington St & Auburn Rd)   Anyone interested in gardening, from the beginner gardener to an expert, stop by and learn what the Auburn Garden Club is all about. For more information contact Susan at 330-883-2833 or email  auburngardenclub@gmail.com

 

God Provides A Meal

Jan 27

The Nelson United Methodist Church will be hosting their free “God Provides A Meal”, on January 27. A hearty soup dinner will be served from 4-6 pm, with brownies for desert! Everyone is welcome to join us on Nelson Circle at 9367 SR 305 in the church social hall. If you are shut in, please call (330) 527-2268 previous to 1/27/12 to make arrangements for delivery.

 

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

Jan 28

There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off  SR 82 in the center of Braceville on Jan 28 from 4-6:30 p.m.  The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cole slaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch.  The cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for children. Phone number for takeouts (330) 898.5607.

 

Frisbee Golf “Snowbowl”

Jan 28

Yes, you can golf in the snow! Frisbee “disc golf” is a year round sport. If you are looking for some outdoor fun on the weekend, plan on entering the Frisbee Golf “Snowbowl” at Punderson State Park, January 28. Hosted by the volunteers of Friends of Punderson, registration is at the Punderson Sports Chalet from 9-10 AM, Tee-off at 11AM.  Entry fee is $5 for recreational play, $15intermediate and $30 for advanced players.  A donation of two canned goods or $5 is required for each entry with all donations  going to Geauga County Jobs and Family Services. There are prizes for the top three players in each division. The course is 18 holes outdoors; plan to dress warm for outdoor hiking and throwing in the snow. Discs and hand warmers will be available for sale along with hot chocolate and other refreshments.  For more information visit the website: http://friendsofpunderson.com

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Jan 29

Middlefield – Burton American Legion will be holding a pancake & sausage breakfast at 14052 Goodwin St in Burton on Jan. 29th from 9 am to 1:30 pm.  Contact Ron at 440 343-1478 for more information.

 

Ice Caves: Winter splendor at Nelson Ledges

Jan 29

Explore the crevasses, shelter caves, and rock bluffs that provide the setting for a variety of winter ice formations. Frozen waterfalls, ice stalagmites and stalactites, verglas, needle ice and perhaps ice flowers are all part of this winter geologic wonderland. The geology is both ancient and contemporary, rock formations millions of years old frosted with ice formations that may be only hours old. The trails may be difficult and slippery. Meet at the Nelson Ledges parking lot on January 29 (1:00-3:00pm). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Sponsored by Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (Fee: $5 for non-members, $2 for members).

 

J.A. Garfield Band Concert

Feb 2

The Garfield Fifth Grade Band will hold its first concert on Thursday, Feb 2 at 7 p.m.

 

Night At The Races

Feb 4

Newton Falls Athletic Boosters will hold their annual Night at the Races on Saturday, Feb. 4th at St. Mary’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Dr., Newton Falls.  Tickets are $15.00 and can be bought ahead of time or at the door.  Price includes a buffet dinner, dessert, soda and beer.  Doors open at 5:30pm with post time at 7:30pm.  All profits made go the the senior scholarship fund.  For tickets call Tami at 330-872-0116.

 

Senior Citizens Luncheon

Feb 4

First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls will be hosting a Senior Citizens’ Luncheon on Saturday, February 4.  The program will begin at 11:30 AM with the luncheon to follow at noon.  The event is open to any area senior citizen.  For additional information please contact the church office at (330) 872-7055.

 

Curtains up Scotch Doubles

Feb 4

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is holding their annual Scotch Doubles on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Registration time is 8:30. The cost is $40.00 per couple and includes pizza, beer, soda and bowling. Register by calling 216-375-0709. There will be a chines auction also. All vendors wishing to donate, contact Jackie at 216-375-0709.

 

4 Chaplains Program

Feb 5

The Middlefield-Burton American Legion Post 459 will be hosting their 4 Chaplains Program on Feb. 5th at 3 pm at 14052 Goodwin St, Burton.  Contact Tony at 440 632-5568 or Skip at 440 834-1191.

 

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Feb 5

Knights of Columbus Council  #3350, will be hosting an All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from Noon – 3 pm on  Sunday February 5th, 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 5 & under: FREE  For any additional information   Tom Fetock (330) 872-5886, Matt Stimac (330)872-7865, Jim Burns    (330)883-0575

 

Spaghetti Dinner & Music

Feb 11

The Renaissance Family Center and the Windham Bands are having an evening of food and entertainment. Make a date for the family for a great Spaghetti Dinner and music from the Windham Band on  Feb. 11th at the Center from 5 pm to 7 pm, cost $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under.  Presale tickets available but not necessary.  Don’t spend another Saturday watching reruns on the TV. Come have some fun at the Renaissance Center and hear the band.

 

American Legion Pancake Breakfasts

Feb 12, 19 & 26

The Middlefield-Burton American Legion Post 459 will be hosting their pancake and sausage breakfasts Feb 12, 19 & 26 from 9 am – 1:30 pm at 14052 Goodwin St, Burton.  Contact Ron at 440 343-1478 for more information.

 

5th Annual Men Who Cook!

Feb 18

Celebrate Mardi Gras with Catholic Charities at our 5th Annual Men Who Cook! The event will be February 18, 2012, from 6:00 to 9:30pm at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall in Ravenna. Come enjoy the specialties of our local chefs!  Tickets are $40 per person which includes appetizer, entrée and dessert tastings from all of our celebrity chefs!  Make your reservations now. We expect a sell out!  To purchase tickets contact: Bobbi McKnight at Catholic Charities of Portage County  Phone: 330-297-7745

bobbi.mcknight@catholiccharitiesps.org

 

Indoor Garage Sale

Feb 18

Huge Indoor Garage Sale February 18th from 9 am to 3 pm. Food concessions available; you can shop all day and not get hungry. Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Oh

 

Oink & Squeal Party

March 24

The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459 are pleased to present an Oink & Squeal Party on March 24. The raffle and Chinese auction will be held at the Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St. Burton. Doors open at 5 pm, raffle at 7 pm.  Raffle tickets are $2 each; Chinese auction tickets 10 for $1.

 

Souped up Jazz

March 24

JA Garfield Band’s “Souped up Jazz” will be on March 24th, 2012.  The jazz bands and the show choir will be performing.  We hope you will be able to join us for this fantastic fundraiser.

 

Ravenna Garden Club Sale

March 24

The Ravenna Garden Club will be holding a crafts and collectable sale from 9 am – 3 pm on  March 24, 2012 at the Portage County Garden Center, 5154 South Prospect St, Ravenna. Free  admission.  Lunch available. Door Prize and Raffle. Contact:  Pat Thomas at  330-297-0232  or  Laura Yaunt at  330-850-5007 for more information and to reserve a  table space for $20.00

 

Blue Grass Mass

March 30

The Chamber Singers (formerly Hiram College Choir) will be performing a “Blue Grass Mass,”  complete with a Bluegrass band, on Friday,  March 30th, 2011, at Hiram Christian Church at 7:30 pm.  All voices are still welcome to audition, but we are very much in need of altos and tenors!   Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:30 in Frohring Recital Hall. Faculty, staff, and community members are also welcome.

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Register now for the Class of 2025!

The J. A. Garfield School District is now accepting kindergarten registration information for your child that will turn age 5 before Sept 30, 2012. Registration will take place on Wednesday, March 14, Thursday March 15 and Friday March 16, 2012 at the elementary school.  Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as possible.   We also require copies of the following documents at the time of registration: *Child’s certified birth certificate; *Social Security card; *Immunization Records; *Custody Papers (If applicable); *Proof of Residency (property tax statement, deed, rental agreement or voter registration card); *Driver License or photo identification of custodial person enrolling student

 

Guitar Lessons

Register Now

Ravenna Parks and Recreation is offering Guitar Lessons for children 8 yrs to adult.  Students must provide their own Guitar and must also purchase the Melbay Book 1 prior to the start of class.  Classes held at Brown Middle School Band Room on Tuesdays beginning Jan 24 to March 13.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayers is $40 and fee for all others is $45.  Ages 8-12 will meet from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. and ages 13 through adults from 7:20 to 8:20 p.m.  To register contact Ravenna Recreation Department, 330-296-2864 weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m

 

Geauga County Umpire Classes

Register Today

Geauga County Umpire Association is offering an umpire association certification course for high school baseball and softball. Classes are on Mon, Weds and Sat from Feb 13 – Mar 17. Weekday classes are 6:30 – 8 pm; Sat 8 – 11 am. Cost is $100 plus uniforms and equipment. For info contact David Henry at (440) 840-5231. Softball classes begin Jan 22. Contact Mike at (440) 564-7336.

 

Indoor Soccer Foot Skills

Register Now

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering Indoor Soccer Foot Skills for children 4 years to 7 years old on Mondays, January 30 to March 5 (no class on Feb. 20) at the First Congregational Church of Ravenna, 266 S. Chestnut Street.  The 4 and 5 year olds will meet 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the 6 and 7 year olds will follow at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Registration limited to 12 per age group. Fee for city taxpayers is $30 and non-city taxpayer fee is $35. Registration deadline is Jan 23. After that there is a $10 late fee if any openings.  To register contact Ravenna Recreation (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Line Dance Lessons

Register By Jan 20

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering line dance lessons. Open to teens and adults, the lessons will begin on January 24 to March 6 for 7 weeks. The lessons are held at John Tontimonia City Park Tower Lodge on Tuesdays.  Cost is $55 for city taxpayers or $60 for non-city taxpayers.  Min 15 and max 30.

Deadline to register is Jan 20.

 

Swim With The Hiram College Water Dogs

Register By Jan 27

Swim lesson registration ends on Jan 27th! Register online!   http://www.hiram.edu/athletics/menssports/swim/lessons.html  Lesson times are  2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm  on Sunday afternoons – Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 19 & 26.  All levels. Lessons are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of free time at the end.

Cost: $50 per child for all 5 lessons              Age: 4 years and older. Sign up at the Hiram  College Pool  on  Jan 22, from 2:30-4:30pm  ** Questions? Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343

 

Fish Fry

Jan 13

Garrettsville Eagles, 8149 Water Street, will be having a fish fry on Jan 13 from 4 – 7:30 pm. Choose from fish, shrimp, chicken strip or  have a combo platter! All dinners include potato, (French fries or baked), cole slaw, green beans, roll and butter. Take outs welcome. 330 527-2330.  Note: Dinners will be served every week during Lent starting Feb 24.

 

“The Odd Couple”

Jan 13-15 

Curtains Up Theatre presents “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon. Performance dates are January 13 and 14 at 7 pm and January 15 at 2 pm at the Iva L Walker Auditorium located at JA Garfield High School, 10231 State Route 88, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Prices: Adults $10; Seniors over 65 and Children 12 and under $7. Groups of 15 or more per night $5 per person. Tickets on sale at 216-375-0709 or at garrettsvillecurtainsuptheatre.com

All performances will be interpreted for the Deaf  by students from Kent State University and Tri-C Interpreter Training Program.

 

SummerFest Scotch Doubles

Jan 14

On Jan 14th at 9 pm SkyLanes will be hosting a Scotch doubles to benefit SummerFest.  Cost is $40 per couple and includes 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, unlimited draft beer, pop or coffee.  Call Aaron at 330 527-9999 to reserve your lane!

 

Snowman Parade

Jan 14

Square Dance and Line Dancing will be held at the “Snowman Parade” on Jan 14 from 7-10 pm at the North Bloomfield Town Hall (junction SR 45 & 87).  Admission $5 ages 10 and up; $4 under 10.  Refreshments will be served. For more information call (440) 685-4582 or (440) 685-4301.

 

“Courageous”

Jan 15

The movie “Courageous” from the creators of “Fireproof” will be shown at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd., Garrettsville on January 15 at 7 pm. Child care available if needed. Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall after the movie.

 

Windham Historical Society Meeting

Jan 16

The Windham Historical Society begins its new year on Monday, January 16, at 7 PM in the Brick Chapel on North Main Street in Windham. The Brick Chapel opens at 6:30 to all interested visitors for a meet and greet. At the November meeting, Portage County antiquarian Larry Fischer spoke on “Gizmos, Gadgets and Doodads,” his fascinating collection of bizarre artifacts. He passed them around and attendees tried to guess what they were, often with hilariously wrong results. For more information on the January meeting, please call Society President Lynnea St. John at 330-326-6061, or email her at Lynnya45@yahoo.com.

 

Loaves And Fishes Dinner

Jan 17

On January 17, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. COVENANT BIBLE FELLOWSHIP (8146 High Street, Garrettsville) is inviting you to start the new year off right by eating a delicious homemade dinner without the hassle of cooking. The invitation is for anyone regardless of residency or income.  If you should have any further questions, please call 330.527.4205.

 

BSA Troop 62 Open House

Jan 17

All parents and boys from 5th grade to 18 years of age are invited to attend a Boy Scouts open house on Jan 17 at 7 pm at the First Baptist Church, 7656 SR 82 in Garrettsville. Come out and meet the troop leaders and scouts and find out how you can become a scout.  For more info call Roy Lambert at 330-647-1053 or Quentin Spaur at 330-577-6576

 

eMedia Class At Burton Public Library

Jan 17

Do you have a Kindle, Nook, or other eMedia device and would like to know how to download eMedia such as eBooks, audio, music and movies from the library? Burton Public Library is offering a class on Tuesday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m. which will explain the process of successfully downloading your desired eMedia from the Burton Public Library website.  Please bring your eMedia device to the class, and if you have a laptop you use with the device, bring that along as well.

Call the Burton Public Library to register for the eMedia class:  440-834-4466

 

Aurora Co-op Preschool Open House

Jan 19

The Aurora Co-op Preschool, located at Centerville Mills, 8558 Crackel Road, will hold their Open House and Registration event on Jan 19 from 7 – 8 p.m.  The Aurora Co-op Preschool offers developmentally appropriate classes for children ages 2-5.  The school is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and has been named a Three-Star Step Up To Quality Program by the State of Ohio.  For more information visit the website:  www.auroraco-op.com or call:  440.543.1443.

 

Otter Hike

Jan 21

Though these neat mammals have been spotted in the area, the chance of actually seeing one on this hike is slim. The group will spot signs of where otters live, such as slides, dens, scat and tracks. The hike will take place on Jan 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. at  Eldon Russell Park, Horwath’s Landing, 16115 Rapids Road, Troy Township.

The River Otter is one of the most playful animals out there, so there will be plenty of behaviors to talk about while looking. Registration is not required for this free program for all ages. Dress for the weather – waterproof foot gear is recommended, too. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

 

Science Saturday At NF Library

Jan 21

Saturday, January 21 @ 10:30 am – Students, ages 5 – 12 years are invited to become mad scientists, performing hands-on biology, chemistry, and physics experiments at Science Saturday on Jan 21st at 10:30 am. Students will work together to set up and complete experiments and discuss the results. Registration is required due to supplies needed.  Call 330.872.1282 to reserve your spot.

 

The Rarest Forest Around

Jan 21

Visit the White Pine Bog Forest near Burton, considered by ecologists to be the rarest forest in Ohio. Some of the towering pines may be up to 300 years old. Surrounded by wetlands and adjacent to Snow Lake, the forest is a rare remnant of the original Ohio landscape. Owned by The Nature Conservancy, special permission is required to access the property, as it is not open to the general public. The hike begins at 10 am. Directions will be provided upon registration. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Sponsored by Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (Fee: $8 for non-members, $6 for members).

 

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Jan 22

Middlefield – Burton American Legion will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at 14052 Goodwin St in Burton on Jan. 22nd from 4 pm to 8 pm. Contact Ken  at 440 635-6390 or Skip at 440 834-1191 for more information.

 

Roast Beef Dinner

Jan 24

The Garrettsville United Methodist Church, located at 8223 Park Ave, will be hosting a Roast Beef dinner on Jan 24th from 4:30 – 7 p.m. The cost is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children under 12 and free for preschool children. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, desert and beverages. Take-out orders are available.

 

Crestwood Band Annual Citrus Sale

Through Jan 25

The Crestwood Band annual citrus sale is being held through Jan 25, 2012.  This annual sale has been supporting the band for over 40 years! Proceeds will be used to support the Instrumental Music Departments in the Intermediate, Middle and the High schools.  You can order three ways:  contact a band member, call 330-274-2567 or 330-569-7613, or you can order online at www.doorstepdirect.org.  Please enter the school code OH11184 so we receive credit for the sale.  Thank you for supporting the Crestwood instrumental music programs.

 

Book Discussion Group

Jan 25

On Jan 25 at 6 pm  the Newton Falls Public Library’s Book Discussion  will meet to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer whose cells were taken without her knowledge and then they became one of the most important tools in medicine. Copies of the book are available for borrowing at the library’s circulation desk. It is not necessary to have finished the book to attend.

 

Auburn Garden Club Meeting

Jan 25

The Auburn Garden Club will Host an OPEN HOUSE on January 25th, 2012. Time is 7:00 pm at the Auburn Township Hall (corner of East Washington St & Auburn Rd)   Anyone interested in gardening, from the beginner gardener to an expert, stop by and learn what the Auburn Garden Club is all about. For more information contact Susan at 330-883-2833 or email  auburngardenclub@gmail.com

 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Jan 29

Middlefield – Burton American Legion will be holding a pancake & sausage breakfast at 14052 Goodwin St in Burton on Jan. 29th from 9 am to 1:30 pm.  Contact Ron at 440 343-1478 for more information.

 

 

 

Spaghetti Dinner & Music

Feb 11

The Renaissance Family Center and the Windham Bands are having an evening of food and entertainment. Make a date for the family for a great Spaghetti Dinner and music from the Windham Band on  Feb. 11th at the Center from 5 pm to 7 pm, cost $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under.  Presale tickets available but not necessary.  Don’t spend another Saturday watching reruns on the TV. Come have some fun at the Renaissance Center and hear the band.

 

5th Annual Men Who Cook!

Feb 18

Celebrate Mardi Gras with Catholic Charities at our 5th Annual Men Who Cook!

The event will be February 18, 2012, from 6:00 to 9:30pm at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall in Ravenna. Come enjoy the specialties of our local chefs!  Tickets are $40 per person which includes appetizer, entrée and dessert tastings from all of our celebrity chefs!  Make your reservations now. We expect a sell out!  To purchase tickets contact: Bobbi McKnight at Catholic Charities of Portage County  Phone: 330-297-7745

bobbi.mcknight@catholiccharitiesps.org

 

Indoor Garage Sale

Feb 18

Huge Indoor Garage Sale February 18th from 9 am to 3 pm, food concessions available you can shop all day and not get hungry. Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Oh