Upcoming Community Events Guide | Weekly VIllager

Northern Portage Relay For Life
Register Today!
The 2016 Northern Portage Relay for Life 5k & 1 Mile run event will take place at Sunny Lake Park on May 7th, starting at 8:30AM. Anyone wishing to participate should register online at www.NPortageRFL5k.
Each participant will receive the 2016 event t-shirt and runner package. Anyone who signs up for the 5K will receive a 2016 custom finisher medal and official race bib, as well as official race timing to track individual finishing times. This year 5K runners have a chance to win a prize for being the fastest finisher in their age group. The top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in the 5K will also receive additional prizes.

JA Garfield 55th Class Reunion
Register by May 18
The James A Garfield class of 1961 will celebrate their 55th class reunion on June 11 at Roby Lee’s at 6 pm. There will be a picnic June 12 at the Silver Creek Winery at 1 pm. Reservations are due by May 18. Contact Connie Leedom at 330-274-2821.

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 !

Storytime at Maplewood Christian Church
Second Tues. of Month
Come for stories, crafts, music and movement for children ages 2 – 5 (adults stay for fun, siblings welcome). This event will be held the second Tuesday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Maplewood Christian Church, 7300 State Route 88 in Ravenna. email gzimcosky@gmail.com or call 330-297-6424 with questions.

Renegade Soccer Club
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Newly formed Renegade Soccer Club (RSC) is seeking youth soccer players to join our program this spring and fall. RSC was formed to provide youth players an option to play beyond the recreation level, opening up to all communities and providing a high level of training while keeping the costs very reasonable. We are looking for 8 to 12 year old boys and girls (U10 and U12) who desire to play and train at a competitive level, throughout the year. Teams will be divided as all-girls and all-boys and to start out we will play in the Kent Ravenna travel league so traveling is required. Practices will start April 6, 2016 at Friendship Alliance Church on SR 44, between SR422 and SR82 at 6PM. The fee for the spring session is $65. Please contact Dave Larch at larchy15@gmail.com or Bob Finney at matrixprints@yahoo.com for more information and reserve your spot on the team. We will have additional training opportunities throughout the year so feel free to contact us at any time.

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! Ticket sales begin at 6:00 pm. Games start at 7:00 pm. Please come and support St. Michael’s Church!

Spring SoccerAnyone?
Register Today!
If you are serious about soccer AND are you are currently a 7th or 8th grader at James A Garfield MS we have an opportunity for you! A co-ed team is being formed to play in an outdoor spring Geauga County Rec league. The team will be coached by Mike Coney, the current J.A. Garfield High school boys varsity soccer coach. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with Coach Coney & the high school team. Tentative practices start the 1st week of Aoril. Contact Kim Curry at 330-620-1263.

Garden Club Welcomes New Members
Fourth Weds. of Month
Silver Creek Garden Club welcomes new members. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month. Members enjoy speakers, gardening, visiting gardens and garden centers. If you are a lover of flora and fauna please goin us.. For more information all Barb @ 330-527-2802

Village Piecemakers Quilt Club
Third Tuesday of Month
Whether you are a new quilter or experienced all are welcome to learn, help another and share your passion for quilting. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at the Garrettsville Village Hall on High Street. For more information call Barb @ 330-527-2802

Soup Supper
April 1
The American Legion Post 193 soup supper will be Friday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at the Mantua Center School gym. A variety of homemade soups, salads and desserts will be available for $7 for adults; $3 for children.

Steak & Sausage Trailer
April 1 & 2
The Windham Lions Club will be hosting their first steak and sausage trailer at the Windham Supermarket parking lot on April 1st 10 – 7 and April 2nd 10 – 2.

Community EMS Vendor Fair
April 2
Community EMS will be hosting a vendors fair on April 2 at 10804 Forest St. Garrettsville from 1 – 4 pm. There will be vendors, crafters, a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and food.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast
April 2
On April 2, 2016 Kiwanis of the Western Reserve and Hiram’s Little Village Learning Center are co-hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast featuring Goodell’s recipes and syrup; sausage; juice; coffee and tea at Hiram Christian Church from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pay at the door. $7.00 per adult; children 8 and under free.

Vernal Pool Exploration
April 2
Vernal pools are seasonally water-filled depressions commonly found in the forest. These pools provide the necessary habitat for many plants and animals. Join us as at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve 11027 Hopkins Rd. Garrettsville, OH 44231 as we explore the fascinating plant and animal communities associated with vernal pools.
April 2 form 10:30 am – 12 pm. No registration is required. Muck boots are recommended. For more information call (330)-527-5118 or email adam.wohlever@dnr.state.oh.us

April 2
Join us for fun at Hiram Christian Church/ Little Village Early Learning Center on April 2 from 11:30 to 1:00. Children from ages 18 months to 12 years will participate in an Easter Egg Hunt and crafts and activities. You will have a chance to meet members of Hiram Fire Department and Police Department and view their equipment. Come early or stay late and share pancakes with the Kiwanis at their pancake breakfast.

Night Creatures
April 2
On Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00 a.m Lake Metroparks is bringing their Night Creatures program to the Burton Public Library! Get an up-close look at live nocturnal animals and discover how they function at night. No registration required.

Windham HS Golf Texas Hold ‘em Tournament
April 2
There will be a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament held on April 2 at the Windham Community Center on April 2. Doors open at noon. Proceeds benefit the Windham HS Golf Team. Questions — call Kennt Shearer 330-219-2571 or Dove Fall 330-442-6495.
Kids Party and Egg Hunt
April 2
The Windham Church of Christ, 9837 Wolf Rd. Windham will be having a kids’ party and egg hunt on April 2 from 3-5 pm. We will make chocolate suckers, decorate cookies and have a cake walk. Hot dogs and punch will be served after the egg hunt. This is a free event – please plan to attend.

Chicken Dinner
April 2
The Newton Twp. Cemetery Association will be having a Baked Boneless Chicken Breast Dinner on April 2 from 4-6pm at the First Christian Church, 17 N. Center St., Newton Falls, OH. Menu also includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, bread, dessert, and drink. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Takeouts available. Advance tickets only, available from any Cemetery Association member or call Louanne at 330-872-1353.

Spaghetti Dinner
April 3
There will be a spaghetti dinner at the First Church of God
426 W. Broad St, Newton Falls
on Sunday April 3 from 12pm – 4pm. Adults $8; Children $4 (ages 3-11). Dinner includes :
Spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverages.

Quail Hollow Herb Society Meeting
April 3
Sunday, April 3 – 2pm: Have you ever eaten a Rose of Sharon flower or a Yellow Birch tree? Bill Hendricks, president of Klyn Nurseries, will lead us through perennials and woody plants in our landscapes that have edible possibilities. Refreshments served. Free and open to the public. Quail Hollow State Park Manor House, 13480 Congress Lake Road, Hartville, OH For more information, please contact Mary Lovin 330-325-3028.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
April 3 & 10
Pancake and sausage breakfasts will be held at the American Legion Home on Goodwin St. in Burton. April 3 & 10 from 9 am – 1:30 pm. Call Ron at 440-343-1478 for prices.

Freedom Twp. Brush Pick-Up
April 4
The first brush pickup of the season will be on April 4 beginning at 8 am for Freedom Twp. Residents. Call 330-527-7414 to arrange for pick up.

“What God Said”
April 4
On Monday, April 4th, at 10:30am the Garrettsville YMCA invites you to join us at 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville for a continuation of March’s Book Review and Discussion Group: WHAT GOD SAID.by: Neale Donald Walsch, Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Mantua Community Center
April 5
The Community Center at Mantua Center is a welcoming place to hang out with your friends or make some new ones. Open every Tuesday from 9am until 2 or 3pm in the old Mantua Center School cafeteria wing, on Center Rd. just north of SR82, it is free and open to all. Painting group meets at 9:30; potluck lunch is shared at noon. Jigsaw puzzle in progress and the coffee pot is always on. Various other activities available.

Chicken Dinner
April 6
Southington UMC, SR 305 & 534, Southington, Oh will be holding a chicken dinner, on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 3:30 to 6:00. The menu includes: one fourth of a chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, cole slaw, homemade desserts, beverage. Price Adults $9.00, Chicken tenders dinner for children ages 4-10, $4.50, Children 3 and under free. Carry Outs available. Call 330-898-2156.

A Course In Miracles
April 6
On April 6, at 10:30am Garrettsville YMCA invites you to join us at 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville for “A COURSE IN MIRACLES”.Reading Assignments discussed: Both Text and Teacher’s Manual Chapters 20,21,22. Student’s Workbook Lessons 215 – 245.
If you own the book “A COURSE IN MIRACLES” please bring it.Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Hiram College Opera & Music Theatre Workshop
April 6
The Hiram College Music Department will present “Daggers, Divas, Deceit and Delight,” featuring Hiram College vocal students performing songs and scenes from a variety of operas and musicals, on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 pm in the Frohring Performing Arts Theater, 11749 Dean Street. Admission is free and open to the public; seating is limited, so early arrival is encouraged. For more information please contact the Hiram College Music Department at 330.569.5294 or email MillerLL@hiram.edu

A Treasure Trove of Terrific Things Rummage Sale.
April 7 -9
Rummage sale will be held at the Pricetown Church, 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, April 7th & 8th, 9am to 5pm and April 9th, 9am to 12 noon. Saturday will be bag day. Bake sale and lunch counter Thursday and Friday.

American Legion Meeting
April 8
American Legion Post 193 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, April 8 at the post home.

Hiram College Spring Choral Concert
April 8
The Hiram College Chamber and Community Singers and the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra will present John Rutter’s Requiem on Friday, April 8th, at 7:30 pm in Hayden Auditorium, 11715 Garfield Rd., Hiram, Ohio. The concert will also feature Gabriel Faure’s “Cantique de Jean Racine” and the “Andantino” from Leon Boellman’s Second Suite for Organ -Second Suite, op 27. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information please contact the Hiram College Music Department at 330.569.5294 or email MillerLL@hiram.edu

Quarter Auction Fundraiser
April 9
Parents of Troop #124 will be holding a Quarter Auction Fundraiser on April 9 at the United Methodist Church on Ridge Road in Newton Falls, OH. Admission is $6 per person, doors open at 5pm and the auction begins 6pm. For tickets or more information call Louanne at 330-872-1353 or Teresa at 330-503-9388

Spring Fashion Show
April 10
The Women’s Auxiliary of the Mantua Knights of Columbus Council #3766 is holding a Spring Fashion Show on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall, 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua. This event will include a light luncheon, beverages, home-made desserts, door prizes and much more. You will be able to shop with many local vendors and enjoy a full fashion show from Dress Barn and Maurices.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased prior to the event by contacting Mary Dickey at auntieyram@aol.com or call 330-592-1631. Proceeds from this event will help fund many charitable projects within our community.

“Crafting with Marian”
April 11
Crafters are invited to the Garrettsville Library for the next “Crafting with Marian” craft program on Monday, April 11 from 5:00 pm until 7:30 pm. This month’s craft will feature turning a book into a unique, beautiful planter. Bringing live plants into your home can be soothing and add beauty to your home. When finished, you can go home with a beautiful plant and a feeling of success in making something unique. Led by Marian Philips of “Crafting with Marian”, the project is fun and supplies are free. There is $5.00 refundable fee to register (refunded on the day of the program). Seats are limited so sign up soon. Call 330-527-4378 to register or for more information.

Crescent Chapter Meeting
April 11
Garrettsville Crescent Chapter No. 7 OES will meet Monday, April 11 beginiing at 6:30 pm with a pot luck dinner according to Lou Ann Kilgore, Worthy Matron. The meeting is at the Masonic Temple in Garrettsville.

American Legion Aux. Meeting
April 11
The Legion Post 193 Auxiliary will meet Monday, April 11 at 1 pm. Members are encouraged to attend.

Celebrate National Library Week at Bristol Public Library
April 11-15
Bristol Public Library will be celebrating National Library Week April 11 – 15 with giveaways galore! There will be prizes given out daily and youth programs. Story Time, for ages 3-5, will be held on Wednesday and will be a “Windy Wednesday.” Preregistration is required due to limited space. Youth in grades 3-12 can go Color Crazy every day from 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. with an extra session on Thursday, April 14th from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Three coloring crafts will be offered throughout the week. Registration will begin on Monday, April 4th. Adults, be rewarded for your checkouts! For more information contact the library at 330-889-3651.

Appalachian Experience Rummage Sale
April 13 & 14
The Appalachian Experience group is hosting a Huge Rummage Sale at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall (11845 St. Rt. 44) on Wednesday, April 13, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., and Thursday, April 14, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Donations of clean, usable items (no TV’s) are appreciated and may be dropped off at the front entrance of the K of C Hall on Monday, April 11, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., and Tuesday, April 12, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., or by appointment. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, sort items, work during sale hours, and for clean-up afterward. For further information, please contact Margery Cleary (330-274-7274) or Dan & Seán Fejes (330-274-2481 or sfejes24@gmail.com).

Steak Cookout
April 16
Newton Falls Kiwanis Club Annual Steak Cookout, Saturday, April 16, 2016, at (new location) Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Road, Newton Falls, from 4-7 p.m. Dinner includes steak, salad, potato, corn, dessert, and beverage, all for $15. Proceeds benefit our spring youth events and two scholarships. Carryout available. Tickets available at the door.

Geauga County Fundraiser Breakfast
April 17
The Geauga County Fundraiser breakfast will be held at the American Legion Home on Goodwin St. in Burton. April 17 from 9 am – 1:30 pm. Call 440-313-2095 for prices.

Home Cooked Supper
April 20
The next home cooked supper at Pricetown Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will feature meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, rolls, homemade dessert and beverage. Dinner will be held from 5-6:00pm on April 20.
The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children 10 and younger.Carry-outs will be available

Spaghetti And A Show
April 22
On hearing of the many people in need in our community and the part the The Ravenna First United Methodist Church can play in helping them, Cathy Rufener is organizing an event called “Spaghetti and a Show”. It includes a spaghetti dinner, a variety show, a silent auction and a live auction with Jerry Cross as auctioneer. It will be held on Friday, April 22nd, 4:30-7:30. Tickets are $10. Children 6 and under free. It promises to be a fun evening and a chance to help someone less fortunate.

Brick by Brick Auction
April 23
Windham Brick by Brick Scholarship fund 3rd annual kitchen and bath cabinets charity auction will be held April 23 at the Windham Hardware. View at 9 am, Auction at 10:30 am. Additional cabinets can be bought at Home Depot. Details at McGuire GMC website.

Crescent Chapter Inspection
April 25
Crescent Chapter No. 7 OES will hold its annual inspection on Monday, April 25 at 7:30 pm at the Mantua Masonic Temple on John Edward Drive.

Auditions for Footloose
April 25 & 26
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre announces the auditions for “Footloose” will be April 25 and 26 at 7pm. Director, Justin Steck and Music Director, Joel Logan. High school age and up. 30 seconds to 1 minute monologue and 32 bars of a song. All dancers are welcome. For more information contact Director, Justin Steck at (216) 310-1913.

Trip To Berlin
April 26
The Hiram Lunch Bunch is sponsoring a Berlin Trip on April 26. Meet at Garrettsville IGA parking lot. Bus leaves 7:30am promptly and will be back at IGA 7:30pm. Cost is $25.00 Call Laura King for reservations 330-541-6362. No refunds..replace yourself if necessary.

Crappie Tournament
April 30
2016 Crappie Tournament hosted by the Pymatuning Lake Association will be held April 30, 2016. First Place is $500.00(five fish total weight) First Place single fish is $200.00 with 10 total prizes. Weigh-in and late registration(6am to 8am) is the Espyville Boat Launch(south east side of causeway.) Entry Fee per team is $45.00($5.00 late fee.) Forms should be mailed by April 21 Weigh-in ends at 3:30 pm.
Registration forms and rules can found at www.pymatuninglake.com and at area tackle shops e-mail pymalakeassoc@windstream.net phone 724-418-1501 All proceeds benefit the fish habitat fund.

May 7
Join us for our annual event in Newton Falls, Ohio. Bring at least six plants to trade with other gardeners. No fancy pots required, any old box or bag will do. Plant Exchange starts at nine and runs until noon but we also have other activities. Free yoga from 8 am until 8:30, live music at ten, vendors, and great company. Email Susan at artsusan21@gmail.com or call 330-718-3469 for more info. Event is on Saturday May 7th at the JC Pavillion in Newton Falls Park. 9 am until noon for the plants.

Spring Wildflower Hike
May 7
Join us at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve as we are treated to one of the best spring wildflower displays in Northeast Ohio. May 7th, 2016 10:00 am-12:00pm No registration is required. For more information call (330)-527-5118 or email adam.wohlever@dnr.state.oh.us

Bainbridge Library Book Sale
May 10-14
The Bainbridge Libray located at 17222 Snyder Road, Bainbridge, OH 44023 is holding a book sale. Support the Bainbridge Library and get some good books; both adult (fiction, non-fiction and specialty), children’s books and DVDs. Book donations to the library accepted through May 8th. Sale hours as follow: May 10 4pm-6pm – Friends of the Bainbridge Library member’s preview; memberships available at the door. 6pm-8:45 – Open to the public; May 11 & 12 9 am-8:45pm; May 13 & 14 9 am -4:45pm – Bag Sale day; fill a bag with books for $3. Questions, please call the Bainbridge library 440-543-5611.

Waterfalls and Wildflowers
May 14
Location: Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve, 51766 Pancake Clarkson Rd. Negley, OH 44441. Date and time: May 14th, 2016 10:30am- 12:00pmDescription: Join us as we trek through the pristine gorge of the preserve, viewing wildflowers and three amazing waterfalls. No registration is required. For more information call (330)-527-5118 or email adam.wohlever@dnr.state.oh.us Special note: This is a moderately difficult hike that does not follow a trail. This hike may not be suitable for young children or visitors with mobility difficulties.

Summer Youth Art Camp
June 6-10
Join Hiram College and art teacher Libby Frato-Sweeney for a fun-filled week of art explorations. Programs for children ages 3-8. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram for registration or contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu for more information.

BioBlitz: Vernal Pools
June 9-10
11-15 year olds will take a deep dive into the mysterious and murky waters of vernal pools during this 24-hour exploration. The unique wetlands are home to frogs, toads, salamanders and lots of creepy crawlers. Participants will camp overnight at the Hiram College Field Station. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram for registration or contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu for more information.

Field Ecology Research
June 19-25
This experience offers high schoolers an opportunity to work and learn alongside Hiram College faculty and students while doing ecological research at the Hiram College Field Station. Participants stay overnight. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram for registration or contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu for more information.

Nature Camps for Kids
June 27-July 1
OR July 25-29
Nature Camps are Naturally Wonderful for kids ages 3-10. Explore streams, forests, animals, plants and much more as we learn about the world around us and have fun doing it. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram for registration or contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu for more information.

BioBlitz: Fish & Food Webs
July 7-8
11-15 year olds will slog through creeks and streams in search of fish and the things they feed upon. Nets, waders and fast fingers will be our tools as we try to map where and how these creatures live. Participants will camp overnight at the Hiram College Field Station. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram for registration or contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu for more information.

Wilderness Leadership
July 10-16
High schoolers will develop leadership skills, connect with nature, and work to achieve individual and group goals at Hiram College’s Northwoods Field Station in the remote wilderness of Michigan. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram for registration or contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu for more information.