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Help JAG Elementary PTO turn Trash in Cash

The JAG Elementary PTO is collecting used ink and laser cartridges, old cell phones and small electronics.  If you are just throwing these items away, let our organization recycle them for you to help raise money for our students.  There will be  collection bins at JAG Elementary School, Middle School, Board Office and Garrettsville Library.  Any local businesses interested in donating on a regular basis can set up a pick up by contacting Holly at 330-527-0023.

Windham Bombers Selling Dominos Cards


The Windham Bomber Marching Band is selling Dominos pizza cards for $10 apiece to raise money for their 2016 trip to Disney World.  Each card comes with 16 buy one get one free coupons. Please contact any Windham Band member to purchase.

Volunteer Opportunity


Are you searching for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? The Camelot Center, a growing therapeutic horseback riding program, is in need of volunteers, aged 14 to adult, to assist riders to groom their horses, lead horses, side walk riders who may need physical or emotional support, help with maintenance and fund-raisers.  No experience is needed as we provide training. Riding lessons are on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  This is a great way to help children, adults, and horses, and have fun at the same time. The Camelot Center is located at 3498 Barclay Messerly Rd., Southington, Ohio. Contact us at (330) 889-0036, www.thecamelotcenter.org, or visit our Facebook page.

Big Brothers & Sisters Needs Volunteers


Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is in need of men and women to volunteer in their one-to-one mentoring program. Over 100 children in Portage County are waiting to be matched with a volunteer. Volunteers make a commitment to spend 12 hours a month with their Little Brother or Little Sister, sharing activities they both enjoy. Big Brothers and Big Sisters are regular people who want to make an impact in the life of a child. Please call today 330-296-6655 or www.bbsportage.org

Eagles Fish Fry

Sept 12

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry will be Sept 12th from 4-7:30 at 8149 Water St. Garrettsville. Fish, shrimp or combo, chicken tenders also available, plus baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. Open to public. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.

VFW Post 1055 Fish Fry

Sept 12

The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 1055, will be hosting their fish fry for this season beginning September 12th at the Post Home, 6000 New Milford Rd. in Ravenna.  The menu consists of fried cod (all you care to eat), chicken fingers or shrimp, french fries, coleslaw, bread/butter, beverage and dessert at a price of $9.00.  The dinners will be served from 5:00 until 7:00 pm and carry-outs can be ordered by calling the Post at 330-296-9546.

Soup Supper

Sept 12

Mantua American Legion Post 193 and Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 will hold its Soup Supper on Sept 12th at 6pm. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children.

Drive 4ur School

Sept 13

Help support Windham Athletes by participating in the Drive 4ur School Event.  For every test-drive taken, Ford Motor Co. will donate $20 to the Windham Athletic Boosters. It’s that easy!!! All participants will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card and entered to win other giveaways. Must be 18 yrs. or older. Event will take place at Kepich Ford on Sept 13th from 10-4.

Melissa Knight Benefit Dinner

Sept 13

Melissa Knight Benefit Fund for Living Expenses/Medical Bills. Melissa needs our support through her journey with Breast Cancer and unexpected medical expenses. She was diagnosed in March with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. The benefit dinner is Sept 13th from 4 – 8 pm at the Renaissance Center in Windham. The dinner will cost $10.00 per person. There will be a chinese auction and 50/50 raffle.

Swiss Steak Dinner

Sept 13

The Nelson UMC will be hosting their Swiss steak dinner on Sept 13th at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle from 4:30-7pm. Cost is $9 for adults. The dinner consists of tender Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn casserole, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. Carry out available at same location.

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Sept 14

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all you can eat spaghetti dinner Sept 14th  at Saint Mary’s social hall (120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls) from 12-3:00pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Adults: $8.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11) and Children: Free (5 & under). Carryout available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

Pot Luck Dinner

Sept 14

The Shalersville Historical Society will hold their annual Pot Luck Dinner on Sept 14.  This meal will be held in the Shalersville Town Hall at 1:00 pm.  Bring a dish to share and enjoy an afternoon of fun and fellowship.  Everyone in the community, friends and members of the society are urged to attend.  Chicken, table service and beverages will be furnished by the Society.  There will be a Chinese Auction to help raise monies for all the projects waiting to be finished.  Gift certificates, donations and many homemade items will be available at this fun activity.  The recently published Barns of Shalersville  book will be available at this time also. At about 2:30 we will all go over to the museum grounds to dedicate the new flag pole and the memorial bricks surrounding the base of the pole.  The Museum and other points of interest will be open until 5 pm. Come join us on this memorable afternoon.

Windham Library Storytime

Sept 15

Windham Library invites parents with young children to sign-up for storytime on Mondays at 10:30 am. To get into the autumn spirit, a fall wreath craft will be available for everyone September 15-September 23 during regular library hours. A special “Pop-up Books” craft course will be offered for 6 weeks starting September 9th at 3:30 p.m.  This course is limited to ages 8 through adult.  We will be exploring the world of pop-up books. You will be designing and making your own pop-up book.  Class size is limited and registration is required.    For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145. For additional information about library programs and services, please visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.

Free Meals

Sept 15

Christ Lutheran, 10827 N Main St.(SR44), Mantua,  will be offering free meals to anyone on September 15 and October 20. Please come and enjoy a wonderful meal and a chance to visit with your friends and neighbors. The meals are served from 5 – 6:30 pm.

American Legion Breakfast

Sept 15

Breakfast every Monday beginning Sept. 15th  at the American Legion Post #674 from 7:30-11am. Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188.

Community Center at Mantua Center

Sept. 16, 23, 30

We’re bringing life and activity to the old school at Mantua Center (just north of SR 82 on Center Road) every Tuesday.  Doors to the old cafeteria open at 9:30 and the coffee pot is on.  The watercolor group paints all morning and is welcoming to new participants (bring supplies).  There’s always a jigsaw puzzle to work on and a box of board games is available.  There are usually people sewing and various projects to try.  You’re welcome to bring your own project, or just come to sit and chat.  Bring food to share for potluck lunch at noon.  We’re going to try having a program or demonstration of some sort  after lunch, starting on Sept. 16, with a chance to make a bed/hideaway for your cat.   Bring an old adult size t-shirt and a six sided cardboard carton approximately 12 x 12 x 18.  Instruction and additional materials provided.  We usually close for a while in the late afternoon and reopen at five for our Don’t Eat Alone Supper served at 5:30.  If you eat way too many meals by yourself, you’re invited to join us for this meal, which is no longer potluck, but planned and provided.  For more information call Ellie Monroe at 330-274-0711 or e-mailefoster@config.com.

Rummage Sale

Sept 17 & 18

Rummage Sale Southington UMC, St Rt 305 & 534, Southington, Oh will be Sept 17th from 9-4. Bag Day Sept 18th  from 9-11. Lunch will be available on the 17th Only. Carry Outs available. Call 330-898-2156.

Copperweld Retirees Monthly Meeting

Sept 18

The retires of Local 2243 U.S.W.A Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10) will have their monthly meeting on Sept 18th at 1:00 pm at the local Union Hall, 684 North Park Ave., Warren, Oh.

Parkman Historical Society Presentation

Sept 18

Parkman Historical Society Presentation on Parkman Chamber of Commerce will be Sept 18th at 7:30 pm at Parkman Community House, St. Rt. 422, Parkman, Ohio

All-U-Can-Eat Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner

Sept 19

The next All-U-Can-Eat Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner will be Sept 19th serving from 5-7pm in Dix Dining Room at the Hiram College Kennedy Center. Dinner includes salad, spaghetti with a choice of meat or marinara sauce, garlic bread, beverages, & ice cream. Adults $ 6.00, children 8 & under are FREE!

Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner

Sept 20

A spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held on Sept 20 from 4 to 7 pm at the  Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rt. 88 In West  Farmington , Ohio   Salad, Bread, Pie, Coffee, and Juice.  Cost is $7.00 for Adults,  Ages 5-12 $4.50. Under 5 is FREE..

Carry-outs are available for $7.50, Come join us and ask Your friends to come —  3rd Sat. of the month,  Same time same place

Homecoming Sunday

Sept 21

Homecoming Sunday at Faith Evangelical Free Church will be Sept 21st at 11 am. Come and enjoy the music of the Mercy River Quartet, pot luck dinner after church and corn hole tournaments in the backyard. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a dish to share and lawn chairs. Church is located at 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd.

Blue Mass for Safety Forces

Sept 21

The Father John Cassidy Assembly #3034 of the Knights of Columbus cordially invites all local Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMT members and their families and all St. Joseph parishioners to a Blue Mass to honor our safety forces on Sunday, September 21, at 5:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Mantua. The intent of the Mass is to recognize all the hard work and dedication these individuals put into our communities. A punch and cake reception will be held immediately following in St. Joseph’s Hughes Hall. For more information, please contact Jo Yash (330-686-9399) or Jim Fields (330-274-8938).

Fish Sale

Sept 23

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 September 23, 2014 on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Friday, September 19th.  Please visit the district website atwww.geaugaswcd.com or call (440)834-1122 to obtain an order form or more information.  To guarantee your order, please complete an order form and send with your payment to Geauga SWCD, PO Box 410, Burton, Ohio 44021 before September 19th.  Make checks payable to Geauga SWCD or to pay by credit card, please contact our office.  All proceeds support the district’s education programs

Community Dinner

Sept 25

Renaissance Family Center’s Community Dinner will be Sept 25th from 5-6:30 pm. Totally new chief with many skills. Everyone Welcome.

Bomber Marching Band Blacklight Halftime Show

Sept 26

The Windham Bomber Marching Band is very excited to put on their first Blacklight halftime show on September 26th during their home game against Lutheran East.  They have been working hard and would like to invite everyone to come see the show.

Aurora’s Fall Family Fun Fest & Bark BOOnanza.  

Sept 27

Saturday, September 27th from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Road, Aurora OH  44202.  Fun for the entire family!  Free Admission!   For information:  www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org; email rescue1.fgr@gmail.com or call Aurora Parks and Recreation at 330-562-4333.  See you there!

Book Sale

Sept 27

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be Sept 27th from 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.

Travel to Australia

Sept 30

Prudy Hall, Hiram College Professor Emerita, will share photos and observations from her travels in Australia on September 30th at 1:00 pm, at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living!  Prudy has traveled extensively and brings the wonder and excitement of her experiences to her audience.  Won’t you join us?  Refreshments will follow. 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 Fran at (440)834-0260, ext. 8 (voice mail), or e-mail your questions to “fran@brookshouse-assistedliving.com”.

Tae Kwon Fo

Oct 1-30

New session of Tae Kwon Do will be held from Oct 1-30 at Lake Hodgson – Apco Lodge in Ravenna for ages 7 years to adults, male or female.  Tae Kwon Do emphasizes self-discipline, exercise, and martial art skills.  Instructors work with students individually and as a group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Participants must have a mouth piece on first night.  Male students are required to wear protective gear after the second week. Cost is $40 and is paid the first night to the instructors.

Pilates Class

Oct 1-29

Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Classes will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. from Oct 1-29 at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park.  Participants should bring a water bottle and a mat.  Class fee is $32 for city taxpayers and $37 for non-city taxpayers or an $8.00 drop in fee. This four week program will strengthen your abdominal muscles, increase your flexibility and improve your overall muscle tone and posture.You can register on line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or in person at 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

T’ai Chi Class

Oct 2-Nov 6

Ravenna Recreation Department is offering a 6-week, adult beginner / intermediate T’ai Chi class on Thursday evenings beginning Oct 2 to Nov 6. Sessions will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park. Instructor is Bill Vandenboom.  This class is Yang style, long form T’ai Chi.  Fee is $35 for Ravenna city taxpayers and $40 for non-city taxpayers. You can register in person until November 3, 2014 Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department at 530 N. Freedom Street or on-line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us.  For further information please contact our office at 330-296-2864.

Retired Handbags for Retired Greyhounds

Oct 2

Candlelight Winery in Garrettsville will host an auction of donated “gently used” designer handbags on Oct 2nd. Proceeds will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape. Donation of $12 per person includes complimentary glass of wine, cheese board and chocolate. Bring a friend and receive a complimentary raffle ticket for fabulous door prize. Wine social 6-7pm, auction 7-9pm. RSVP Diana; 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276. Donations of your gently used designer handbags accepted.

Chicken Dinner

Oct 4

Garrettsville Eagles Annual Chicken Dinner will be Oct 4th from 4-7:30 PM. The Eagles Club is located at 8149 Water ST., Garrettsville, OH 44231. Adults $9.00, Children 12 & under $6.00, to include: Chicken Breast, Gravy, Mash Potatoes, Green Beans or Corn, Cole Slaw, Home Made Bread, Coffee and Deserts

Save the Date!

Oct 4

Freeway’s Fairway Challenge at Sugar Bush Golf Club in Garrettsville. An 18-hole scramble with a tee-off at 8:30am, registration and breakfast beginning at 7:00am, and lunch and raffle at 12:30pm. Event will benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to saving greyhounds, one Greyt dog at a time! For more information, contact Diana at 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276.

Special Fall Bingo

Oct 5

St. Michael’s Church special Fall Bingo will be Oct 5th at 1:30pm. Church is located at 9736 E. Center St., Windham, Oh. Gift and bakery table, refreshments will be available. No one under 18 permitted. Sponsored by the Ladies Guild & Knights of Columbus. Questions call 330-326-3636

Blood Drive

Oct 8

Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross, Here at our Showroom at 104 A East Broad St. Newton Falls, Next to Circle K, on Oct 8th from 1-6 pm. There is a shortage of blood throughout the summer months. So please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life. Call 330-872-3257 for more info and Appointments.

Newton Falls 25th Reunion

Oct 11

Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30.  Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple.  Mailings will be sent out in July.  Contact Megan Perrine via email mperrine33@aol.com or phone 330-872-3304.

Chili & Potato Dinner

Oct 11

Chili & Baked Potato Dinner at the Palmyra Fire Station on Oct 11th.The dinner will be held from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm and is open to the public.  The cost of the dinner is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 10 and under and all proceeds benefit the Palmyra Fire Department.

Crescent Meeting

Oct 13

Due to the proximity of Grand Chapter in Dayton, there will not be a meeting on Sept 22. The next regular meeting will be Oct 13th , which will be the annual birthday night with a potluck supper at 6:30


Polka Mass

Oct 19

Polkafest Polka Mass will be Oct 19th beginning at noon at St. Edwards Parish in Parkman. Dinner reservations required. Adult dinner dance $15, kids dinner dance $10, take out dinners $13. Call Marlene Collins440-834-4506 for reservations.

Murder at the Pigskin Party

Nov 1

The Murder at The Pigskin Party will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall located on 11845 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, Ohio 44255. The event will feature entertainment by the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre Mystery Group and dinner catered by Guido’s in Ravenna.  Tickets are available on a presale basis for $40 each.   Tickets can be purchased at Huntington Bank (Garrettsville), Skylanes Bowling (Garrettsville), by calling Karen at 330-527-2622 or Norm at 330-527-8093, or online at www.eventbrite.com (search word “Murder”) and fommysterdinner14.eventbrite.com


Nov 9

Space is available for St. Joseph Garden Club’s 30th Annual Christmas Boutique Nov 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. An 8 ft. table is $25.00. Held in St. Joseph Church’s Hughes Hall, the Christmas Boutique offers hand-crafted items, baked goods, raffles, door prizes, and breakfast and lunch items. For more information or an application, please contact Marlene Hornyak (330-274-8145).