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Am. Legion Breakfast
Mondays
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.

BINGO!
Thursdays
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!

Legion Fish Fry
Fridays
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 $8.00

Kindergarten Registration
Schedule Today
The James A. Garfield School District is now taking reservations for Kindergarten registration for children that will turn age 5 before September 30, 2016. Registration will take place on Friday, March 18th, Monday, March 21st, and Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016. Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment.

Immunization Clinics
The Geauga County Health District offers walk-in immunization clinics for children and adolescents through age 18. Residents must present an immunization record as well as a primary insurance card. If your child doesn’t have insurance coverage, immunization are provided free of charge. Call 440-279-1900 for more information.

Eagles Fish Dinners
Through March 25
The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting a fried fish dinner on Fridays through Mar. 25th. Dinners will be served from 4 – 7:30 pm. Choice of fish, fish and shrimp combo or chicken tenders. Meals include choice of baked potato or french fries, green beans, coleslaw or apple sauce, roll and butter. Meals are $9.00. Carryout available by calling 330-527-2330. Open to the public.

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

Lenten Fish Fry
Through March 25
Lenten fish fry at Newton Falls VFW every Friday during lent and Good Friday. Feb 12th-March 18th from 4-8pm and March 25th from 3-8pm. Dinner includes fried or baked fish, bread, and 3 sides of your choice. Cost is $9. Hosted by the Newton Falls Athletic Booster Club. Proceeds support the athletes. VFV Post 3332 is located at 433 Arlington Blvd. Takeout dinners available by calling 330-780-1986.

Fish Fry Fridays
March 4, 11 & 18
Fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and beverages will be served from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market/St. Rt. 422 – 1/4 mile east of St. Rt. 528 in Parkman). Adult dinners are $9 (Dine-in or take-out). Desserts will be available for an additional donation. (An alternate kid-friendly dinner will also be available for $5 each.) Sponsored alternately by Parkman Boy Scout Troop 76, Bill Allen Memorial Scholarship committee, and Cardinal Huskies Athletics. Please come out and enjoy a good meal and support our sponsors.

Bainbridge Swing Dance and Dr. Zoot
March 4
Dr. Zoot is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance Friday, March 4th 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, youth $8, family $25.

Church Women United
March 5
All Women are invited to the Church Women United of Geauga County Meeting on Saturday, March 5 from 9:30 am to Noon at Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road, Huntsburg 44046; on SR 528 just south of US 322. Celebrating 75 Years at this meeting! Also, “World Day of Prayer”, salad Buffet Luncheon. Speaker is Bennie Williams-Roper, the Area B Chairman of Church Women United in Ohio. For more info and to RSVP please call Marilyn at 440-636-6262.

Movie Event at Huntsburg Congregational Church
March 5
Everyone is welcome to come to the Free Movie “The War Room” at Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road, Huntsburg 44046. Saturday, March 5th at 6:30 pm. Enjoy some great family time and this great family movie.

Library Book Sale
March 5 & 6
Burton Public Library Friends’ of the Library Book Sale will be March 5th and 6th from 10am-3pm. Held in the second floor meeting room – if coming on Sunday, enter through the back door.

Windham Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
March 6
Windham Lions Club is teaming up with the Windham Schools History Club and the Jr. High School National Honor Society for their final pancake brunch of the season to be held March 6 at the Windham Brick Chapel from 8 am – 1 pm. Presale tickets are available by contacting Stephanie Parish at the Windham High School.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfasts
March 6,13 & 20
The Parkman Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 48th annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfasts at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market – Rt. 422) on March 6, 13 and 20 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Adults eat for $8; children – $4 (Pre-schoolers are free). Adult take-outs are also available. Our pancakes are served on real plates (no disposables here) and we use only real Geauga County maple syrup. Our own secret recipe is used for our sausage patties. You can even buy some sausage to take home and enjoy after our pancake breakfasts are done for the year. Gather your friends and family and join us for breakfast

Pancake Breakfast
March 6, 13 & 20
The Burton-Middlefield American Legion will be hosting pancake and sausage breakfasts on March 6, 13 & 20 from 9 am – 1:30 pm at the American Legion Home on Goodwin St. in Burton. Call Ron at 440.343.1478 for more info and pricing.

Crestwood Kindergarten Registration
beginning March 7
Registration packets for the 2016-17 school year will be available at the Crestwood Primary school starting March 7. Registration will be at the Crestwood Primary school on April 9 from 10 am – 2 pm and April 20 from 11 am – 7 pm. All information will be included in the registration packet.

“What God Said”
March 7
On March 7th, at 10:30am Garrettsville YMCA Active Older Adults 55+ invite you to join us at 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville, OH for the following FREE event: Dr J Patella, will have a continuation of February’s book review and discussion group: “WHAT GOD SAID”. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.
Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Meeting
March 8
Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30 am at Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen, 14743 North State Street, Middlefield 44062. Speakers: John Wilton from Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Comp on Discount Program through BWC. Susan West of Ace hardware in Middlefield, and Kim Breyley and Darrin Cook of Middlefield Post. This is a Breakfast Meeting, each person can order and pay individually from the special breakfast menu. Doors open at 7:15 am, RSVP for this meeting by march 4th to 440-632-5705 or mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.

Freedom History Group
March 8
The Freedom History Group will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday March 8 at 1PM at the Freedom Community Center (former Methodist Church) on Rt 700. Everyone interested in Freedom’s history and sharing their family memories and pictures is welcome. We meet on the lower level which is very handicapped accessible – enter through the rear door. For more information or if you need a ride call Jim or Kathleen Hammar – 330-527-2855

Hiram Township Park
March 8
Come join the discussion about the master plan for the new Hiram Township Park! March 8, 7 p.m. on the ground floor of the Kennedy Center at Hiram College. Future trail cleanup and maintenance will also be discussed. Amateurs and experts alike are welcome, so come and add your input! For more info or suggestions, contact Tim Kasper 330-569-7387

Fish Fry
March 11
Parkman Troop 4076 annual fish fry will be March 11th from 4:30-7pm at the Parkman Community House. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-10. Dessert available with donation. Silent auction. All proceeds benefit Parkman Troop 4076 BSA.

Steel Plate Challenge
March 12
The Streetsboro Sportsman Association is hosting a steel plate challenge on March 12 at 1p.m. Rounds of trap will cost $7.The public is invited to participate. More info on this and other competitions at the club are available on the Streetsboro Sportsman Association Facebook page. The club is located at 11280 Bloom Road, Nelson Township 44231.

Ravenna Garden Club Spring Craft Show
March 12
The Ravenna Garden Club is hosting a Spring Craft show at the Portage County Garden Center, 5154 South Prospect St. Ravenna on March 12, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. There is free admission, lunch will be available, and there will be raffles. Come and browse our crafters’ products and get something new to jump start spring. This show features beautiful handcrafted items, home decor, Easter baskets, jewelry, candy, two local authors, and more. Come join us! For more information call Pat Thomas 330-297-0232 or Mary Jo Ryan 330-296—3633

Astronomy Event at Morgan Preserve
March 12
Join Portage Parks Sky Ranger Guy Gillespie to take a tour of the 2016 spring sky. If you have your own telescope, bring it with you to learn some best viewing practices. We will also learn how to make a pocket solar system. Dress for the weather, bring snacks and a flashlight. Event begins at 6:30 pm Park at the SR 44 lot, on the east side of the road, 1/2 mile south of SR 303, Shalersville Township.

Swiss Steak Dinner
March 12
The Nelson United Methodist Church will be hosting their Swiss steak dinner at the Nelson Community House on the circle. Dinner is served from 4-6 pm and consists of Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn casserole, drink and dessert. Prices: $10 Adults; $6 Children age 6-12; Kids under 5 are free. Carry-out is available.

St. Patrick’s Day Reverse Raffle
March 12
St. Michael’s, Windham, celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a reverse raffle on March 12th at 6pm! A chance to win $500. Raffle, dinner and dance. $30 for one entry, one dinner or $50 for one entry, two dinners. Only 74 Entries for the Raffle will be sold. One entry will be auctioned off that evening. Advanced sales only! Contact: Tricia 330-326-1230, Karen 330-326-2972 or Tess 330-898-3254

St. Patrick’s Day Poker Run
March 13
St Patrick’s Day Poker Run to benefit the 2016 Berkshire Jr/Sr After Prom will be held on
Sunday March 13th from 2-4 p.m. Tickets: $10/person presale, $15/person at door
Prize for best hand:1 night stay for 2 at Punderson Manor Lodge! For presale tickets and information contact: Shelley Jackson: 330-984-2796 or smilingshelley39@gmail.com

BioBuddies: Rock Hounds
March 15, 22 & 29
Big rocks, little rocks. Smooth rocks, rough rocks. Fossil rocks and mossy rocks. All kids like rocks! Children ages 3-5 will explore rocks of all kinds as they learn about why they are different colors and shapes, and what creepy, crawly critters might live under rocks. Children will make rock collections, create pet rocks, sing rock songs and much more! Gather your young Rock Hounds and roll into the Hiram College Field Station for a fun learning experience. BioBuddies meets 2:00-3:30pm each day. Instruction provided by Matt Sorrick (Director of the Center for Science Education), and early childhood education students from Hiram College. Fee: $15. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Seeks 2016 Pin Design
Due by March 16
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 on this year’s theme, “Soaring to New Heights”. Pin design winner will receive a free 2016 BAF themed pin and a 2016 BAF t-shirt featuring the winning design not to mention bragging rights. The entry must be limited to three or four colors. No computerized drawing will be accepted. Hand drawn entries only.Entries should be received no later than Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Mail to: Ravenna Balloon A-Fair, Attention: Parade Committee, P.O. BOX 454, Ravenna, OH 44266. For more details, call 330-296-FAIR.

The Life of Jesus
March 16
Don’t miss “The Life of Jesus,” being performed at St. Ambrose church in Garrettsville, on March 16th at 7:00pm. This unique, special performance will re-create the life of Jesus Christ, starting with the nativity and ending with his glorious resurrection. It will also include parts of his life, his passion and his death. Performed by adults from St. Ambrose parish, it will transpire on stage, in the church, behind a large white screen. There will be a bright light on behind the screen, and the church lights will be off, projecting the scenes in shadow only. Between acts, pictures will be displayed on the screen and live inspirational music will add to this spectacular performance. Admission is free and refreshments will be served afterwards. Do not miss this event!

The Stations of the Cross in Shadow
March 18
Join us for The Stations of The Cross performed by St. Ambrose and St. Michael Youth Ministry Friday, March 18th at 7:00pm at St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville. This extravagant show will feature The Stations of The Cross performed in shadow and include live music. It will also include renderings of The Last Supper, The Agony in the Garden, and the Resurrection of Jesus. A Lenten soup and bread supper is offered after the show in the church fellowship hall. Admission is free for both the show and meal. Free will donations will be gratefully accepted. Please don’t miss this inspirational Lenten event!

Easter Egg Hunt at Pixley Park
March 19
Easter Egg Hunt at Pixley Park-Nelson Twp. will be held at noon on March 19. Don’t forget your Easter Basket to collect your eggs. Ages 3-11 – Games, Crafts, Prizes. Location: Pixley Park, 9231 St. Rt. 305, Nelson
Alternate weather location: Nelson Township Community House on the Circle. To help and/or donate individually wrapped candies, please contact Dawn at 440-227-8064

Casino Bus Trip
March 19
Windham Softball and Baseball casino bus trip to Presque Isle in Erie, PA will be March 19th. Bus leaves from Windham High School at 1:30pm, returning by 11pm. Cost is $40 per ticket, each person receives $25 free game play (must have driver’s license to receive), 50/50 and door prizes. All proceeds benefit the building of the baseball/softball field. Please contact Dawn Kilgore 216-406-0019 or Danny Burns 330-984-3016.

Huntsburg Grange Chili Cook-Off and Chinese Auction
March 19
The Huntsburg Grange 16th Annual Chili Cook Off is Saturday, March 19 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm in the Huntsburg Gym, behind the Fire Department Garage, parking is behind the old school. Just $3.00 buys a chil sampler pack and 1 “People’s Choice Vote” for your favorite entry. Call Colleen by march 12 at 440-636-5517 to enter the contest, $5 entry fee. 1st and 2nd place ribbons and cash prizes, 3rd place honorable mention. Free Grange Cake, Chinese Auction drawing starts at 2:00 pm. Live music by Bob Stanek and The Boys Are Back, kids games, cake walk, Raffles, 50/50 drawing, vendor show – support local organizations, memorial brick order forms available, $45.00 with installation. For more information, contact any Huntsburg Grange Members. Lynnette at 440-477-2822 or Colleen at 440-636-5517.

Oink & Squeal
March 19
Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459 annual Oink & Squeal Chinese auction and ham raffle will be March 19th at the Burton American Legion Hall. 14052 Goodwin St., Burton. Doors open at 5pm, raffle starts at 7pm. Raffle prizes: 1st prize $200, 2nd prize $150 and 3rd prize $75. Plus 15 hams will be given away. Raffle tickets are $2 each, Chinese auction tickets are 25 cents each or 5 for $1 sold at event. Admission is a non-perishable food, bath, personal hygiene item or cash donation to be donated to the local food bank. All proceeds will fund our scholarship program and Girls State Sponsorships.

Palm Sunday Dinner
March 20
St. Michael’s Church is hosting their annual Palm Sunday Dinner, March 20, 2016. We will be serving from 11am to 3pm. All are welcome! There will be turkey and dressing, cabbage rolls, pasta, salads, homemade desserts, and more. Adults are $11.00. Children are $6.00. Children 5 and under are free. Carry outs are available. Please come and support St. Michael’s Church! We are located at 9536 East Center Street Windham, OH 44288.

“What Dreams May Come”
March 21
Monday, March 21st at 10:30am Garrettsville YMCA Active Older Adults 55+ invite you to join us at 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville, OH for a continuation of a FILM Review and Discussion Group of last month’s film: WHAT DREAMS MAY COME A film starring Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr. If you are interested in a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions the group meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 10:30am. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Community Center ReOpens
March 22
The Community Center at Mantua Center will reopen March 22nd. A special feature for that day only will be a Pop-up Library from which you can check out books, and a short program at 1 pm about library services. Other activities include a painting group at 9:30, a sewing project, jigsaw puzzle, board games available, or just sit and chat. For potluck lunch at noon, bring food to share; tableware provided.The Community Center is located in the cafeteria wing of the old Mantua Center School just north of SR82 on Center Road. The hours are 9:30am to 3pm.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
March 26
You are invited to a pancake breakfast fund raiser for Windham Bible Church’s Youth Ministry on Saturday, March 26th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Windham Bible Church, 9550 Windham Parkman Rd., Windham, Ohio. Adults $5, Children $3, kids under 2 are free. The funds raised will go to the students to attend the LIFE 2016 conference in Kansas City. Any questions, please call Windham Bible Church at 330-326-3550.

Hiram Community Trust Grants
Through April 1
The board of the Hiram Community Trust is soliciting funding proposals for creative, community-based projects that support a spirit of cooperation among Hiram, Hiram College, Garfield and Crestwood Schools. To obtain an application form and funding guidelines, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

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. Takeout’s available. Advance tickets only available from any Cemetery Association member or call Louanne at 330-872-1353.

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

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 Ffemale finishers in the 5K will also receive additional prizes.