Gingerbread Houses
Come see the magical displays of Gingerbread Houses, including a carousel, log cabins and villages on display at the Historic Johnson Home, 6203 Pioneer Trail, Hiram.  Families and individuals are still welcome to bring a house, cabin, or village to display!  The gingerbread house display is open for viewing daily, Monday thru Saturday 9-5 and Sunday’s 11:30-5:00.  The village of gingerbread will be open thru January 2nd — closed Christmas and New Years Days.

Am. Legion Breakfast
Legion Aux Post 674 in Windham will serve breakfast on Monday mornings from 7- 11 am
$7.00 for full menu; $5.00 for limited; Includes coffee, juice and water. Everyone welcome !

St. Michael’s Church at 9736 East Center Street in Windham, OH holds bingo every Thursday in the church hall. We have a Large Running Progressive! Come and play for a chance! You can’t win if you don’t play! Ticket sales begin at 6:00 pm. Games start at 7:00 pm. Please come and support St. Michael’s Church! We look forward to seeing you!

Legion Fish Fry
Fish fry is back at American Legion Post 674, Windham
Fridays from 4-7:30 pm
Choice of fish, chicken, or shrimp. Pick one or do combo Comes with fries and choice of 2 sides. Price $9.00

Water Well Monitoring
Free Water Well Monitoring for November and December is cancelled, due to the busyness of this time of year. If anyone has an urgent need to get water tested contact Gwen Fischer at 330-569-7863 or

Portage County Library’s Holiday Hours
All offices and branches of the Portage County District Library will be closed on the following dates, in observance of the holiday season: December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1, 2016. Our branches and offices may be closed during the holidays, but our Digital Library is always open. Whether you’re looking for movies, music, eBooks, audiobooks, or magazines, these free library services are available 24/7- even over the holidays. For information about these or other library programs and services, visit the Portage County District Library online at Like us on Facebook.

The 3rd Annual model train display in the North Bloomfield Town Hall will be open every Wednesday from 5-8 pm and every Saturday from 2-5 in December. More than 250 feet of track has been laid to showcase a winter village and a summer village. It’s an all new layout prepared by volunteer train crews. There will be refreshments and a Lego village. The 1893 town hall is on the east side of the North Bloomfield Park. Join us as the trains go round the track and back again.

Gingerbread House Festival
through Jan 2
Gingerbread House Festival at the Historic Johnson Home, 6203 Pioneer Trail, Hiram. Kickoff will be Dec 1th at 7pm. Village display open daily from Dec 12th-Jan 2nd, closed Christmas and New Year’s, Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 11:30am-5pm. Free admission enter your own, family or group creation in our First Annual Gingerbread House Village. Entries accepted from all ages beginning Dec 10th.

Christmas Candlelight Service
Dec 23
The First Congregational Church of Freedom will hold a Christmas Candlelight service Wed. Dec. 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

Christmas Worship Service
Dec 24
Christ Lutheran Church, 737 N. Main Street, Mantua, will celebrate Christmas with a worship service Christmas Eve, December 24th, 7:30 p.m. The service will include favorite hymns, special choral music, a children’s message and the traditional candle-lighting ceremony. All are cordially invited.

Christmas Eve Worship
Dec 24
Christmas Eve worship will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 24th at Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Rd, Hiram. All are welcome. Church office: 330-569-7697 or

Portage Trail Walk
Dec 26
Come walk with the Portage Trail Walkers group on Dec 26th at 9am, starting at the Cleveland Rd. trailhead on the Portage Hike & Bike Trail. Park in the Portage Park District trailhead parking lot across from 480 Cleveland Rd. Ravenna, OH. Walk: Flat trail, asphalt paved, 5 Miles

“John Lennon and Me”
Jan 15, 16, 17, 22, 23
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is proud to announce their production of “John Lennon and Me” which will run January 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd at 7pm and January 17th at 2pm in the James A. Garfield, Iva Walker Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door for Adults $10.00, senior and children under 12 $7.00 and groups of 15 or more $5.00. This engaging production is sponsored by Ryser Insurance and Ohio Health

Spaghetti Dinner
Jan 29
Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction to benefit Parkman Cub Scout Pack 4076 B.S.A. will be Jan 29th from 4:30-7:30 at the Parkman Community House on Rte. 422 in Parkman. Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids age 5-12, tickets at the door are $9 for adults and $6 for kids. Carryout will be available. For presale tickets contact Monique 216-337-2104 or Dan 440-781-7407. for information and table reservations. Proceeds benefit the church building fund.

Clothing Giveaway
Oct 24
Mantua Center free clothing giveaway will be Oct 24th from 9-noon in the old Mantua Center School building. You will enter the back side of the building, go down the stairs, turn right into hallway. There will be signs to lead you to the correct place. Plenty of clothing will be available in all sizes and both genders.

Save the Date
Nov 7
Mark your calendar for a U.S.O. Dance at the Mantua Center School on Nov 7th. This is a joint project of the Mantua Historical Society and the U.S.O.

Chance Auction at Bristol Elementary
Nov 13
The Bristol Elementary sixth grade class will be holding its annual Chance Auction on Nov.13 in the elementary cafeteria. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and winners will be drawn at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $3.00 and includes 10 free regular auction tickets. All proceeds benefit the sixth grades’ annual spring trip to Washington, D.C. For more information contact the Bristol Elementary School at 330-889-2700. The school is located at 1845 State Route 88 just east of the intersection of State Routes 45 and 88.