Upcoming Community Events Guide | Weekly VIllager

The Friends of Melana 5k Run/1 Mile Walk
Register Today!
The Friends of Melana Foundation is organizing the 6th Annual Friends of Melana 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk to be held on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Garrettsville Summerfest. All proceeds go towards research for children’s glioma brain cancer. Event registration can be done on line at www.2016friendsofmelana5k.eventbrite.com. Registration will also take place the day of the event on the front lawn of St. Ambrose rectory on Freedom St. in Garrettsville. Come out and help support a great cause. Call Norm Fashing at 330.527.8093 for more information.

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

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
April 25
Legion Aux Post 674 in Windham will serve its final breakfast on Monday, April 25 from 7- 11 am $7.00 for full menu; $5.00 for limited; Includes coffee, juice and water. Everyone welcome !

Community Center Open!
The Community Center at Mantua Center is free and open to all, every Tuesday in the old Mantua Center School building on Center Road north of SR82. If your group is looking for space to gather or do a project, come check us out. Doors open at 9:00, and the coffee pot is soon on. Painting group meets at 9:30. Potluck lunch is at noon. We’re always working on a jigsaw puzzle, and various sewing projects, cards or Scrabble are available. We’ve been closing at about 2:00, but could stay open later if there is interest.

CBF Monthly Meal Cancelled
Due to some major illnesses that our families are dealing with, we will be canceling our Tuesday Loaves and Fishes Meal until further notice. We will be continuing to serve our meal to the community when the time is right for us. Please keep this service and our members in your prayers. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to call us at 330.527.4205.
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!

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 join us. For more information all Barb @ 330-527-2802

through May 25
St. Ambrose Church will be offering to the community a grief gathering on Wednesday evenings through May 25, from 7 to 9 pm in the church hall. Linda R. Simpson, a parishioner, will be facilitating the six weekly sessions of continuous information and support for grieving individuals. This beautiful, gentle program is a wonderful “first step” in helping yourself, or assisting another, through the difficult journey of grieving a loss. It would be helpful in our planning if interested participants would call the rectory (330-527-4105), leaving your name and telephone number.

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.

Rummage Sale
April 22 & 23
The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville is hosting their annual spring rummage & bake sale on April 22 from 9 am – 5 pm and April 23 from 9 am – 1pm. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall.

Hiram Farm Spring Craft, Plant and Flower Sale
April 22 & 23
Spring Craft and wood projects, body products, organic vegetable and herb seedlings, locally grown annuals and perennials, hanging baskets, and our hydroponic lettuce and basil. April 22 and April 23, 10 am – 2 pm at the Hiram Farm Living & Learning Community, 11543 Garfield Road, Hiram OH

The Bubble Lady
April 23
On Saturday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. come celebrate the Burton Library as we welcome back the Bubble Lady. Prepare to be amazed at this spectacular show! You won’t believe your eyes as she dazzles us with bubbles like you’ve never seen them before. No registration required.

Open House & Rummage Sale
April 23
Huntsburg Grange #2541 is holding its annual Open House and Rummage Sale on April 23, 2016 from 10 until 2 at the Huntsburg Town Hall, Corner Rt. 528 and Rt 322. Lunch available.

Mantua Restoration Meeting
April 23
Everyone is invited and welcome to the Annual Meeting of The Mantua Restoration Society, Inc., on April 23 at the historic Mantua Township School, 11741 Mantua Center Road. Gather at noon, light refreshments. Meeting at 1:00. Guest speaker: Dan Tillett, co-chair of the Building Assessment Committee for the renovation and use of the school. Hear about the exciting things coming this year, and see what The Mantua Restoration Society, Inc., and The Mantua Historical Society have accomplished in moving towards making the school building a community center.

Free Clothes
April 23
The next free clothing giveaway will be held on April 23 at the Community Center Bldg. at the old Mantua Center School. Giveaway is from 9 am – Noon and is for anyone in need of nice, gently used (or new) clothes. No questions ever asked; no money exchanged.

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.

2016 Gemboree
April 23 & 24
The 2016 Gemboree will be held on April 23-24, Emidio & Sons Expo Center, 48 Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Sat. 10-6; Sun. 10-5. There will be Door Prizes & Silent Auctions throughout both days. Bring the entire family and make it a day full of learning, shopping and enjoying your way around the show. Children can make a gem tree, visit our gem mine and look through the giant kaleidoscope. As always – Free Parking. Adults $5, Seniors (55+) and Students (15+) $4, children 7-14 $1, Children under 7 & Scouts in uniform – Free.

Southern Gospel Music
April 24
You are invited to a free Southern Gospel Music Concert, with potluck dinner to follow on April 24 at 11 am at the Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd. Garrettsville.

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.

Pizza at Hiram Township Park
April 26
Come enjoy some pizza and see the park property! Tuesday April 26th. The Community Evaluations and Accomplishments Committee is hosting an informational meeting about the park plan and an upcoming BioBlitz. Pizza and drinks provided. The address is 6352 State Route 82; park at the end of the driveway. Meeting begins at 6:00. For more info contact Tim Kasper 330-569-7387. See you there!

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.

Meatball Mania
April 27
Culinary Showcase – Meatball Mania: Wednesday, April 27th at 11am. Join Chef Rich for a rolling good time! Enjoy a variety of favorite meatball flavors and sauces, made from scratch, from different nationalities. What a great way to gather ideas to host a themed dinner party! Event will be held at Independence Village of Aurora, 505 S. Chillicothe Road
Aurora, OH 44202 All are welcome! Please RSVP by April 25 330-840-2547

RFC Community Dinner
April 28
The next Community Dinner will be April 28, 5-6:30 pm.at the Renaissance Family Center Windham.The last two months we enjoyed wonderful belly busting meals cooked by Garrettsville Baptist and the Windham Baptist Church. A shout of thanks to them. This month we will focus on our “Volunteers” . So come out and enjoy our free dinner.

Potluck Dinner & Ramp Festival
April 30
Annual Potluck Dinner and Ramp Festival at Huntsburg Town Hall, at the corner of Rt. 322 and 528, Huntsburg, OH. Potluck dinner Saturday, April 30th at 6:00 pm, followed by music, skits, and jokes. Please bring a dish to share. All welcome. More information, call (440) 548-5892. Free event sponsored by Huntsburg Baptist Church.

Freedom Township 98th Alumni Banquet
April 30
The Freedom Township 98th Alumni Banquet will be held April 30th at Maplewood Career Center, 7957 Ste. Rte. 88, Ravenna. Punch bowl and registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. Eisele Catering will serve a baked chicken and roast beef dinner for $16.00 per person. The banquet is open to anyone who attended Freedom Township School. The classes of 1936, 1946, 1956 and 1966 will be honored. Reservations are due by April 27. Contact Elaine Duffield at 330-296-3568 for additional information.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
April 30
On the 30th of April there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off of SR 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4:00 and we serve until 6:30 unless food runs out. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cole slaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. Takeouts are available.

Blood Drive In Newton Falls
May 2
Falls Home Remodeling, Inc. is hosting a Blood Drive on May 2nd from 1 – 6 pm, at our showroom at 104 East Broad St. Newton Falls. Please come out and donate, there is a blood shortage at all our hospitals, so please come out and help save a life!

Blood Drive at Pierce Streetsboro Library
May 2
The American Red Cross will hold a Streetsboro Community Blood Drive in the Pierce Streetsboro Library’s meeting room on Monday, May 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Pierce Streetsboro Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library, is located at 8990 Kirby Lane in Streetsboro.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
May 5
Garrettsville Eagles, 8149 Water St Garrettsville will be open to the public on Thursday, May 5, celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Food & Drinks from 4 to 9 p.m.

May 5
Cinco De Mayo 5K Walk/Run
May 5th at 6pm. Starting At ARHS to Headwaters Trail Going to the Oakridge Trail and ending at the start. Pre-Registration – $12 with special Gift and Millers Beverage Ticket
Day of Race – $15 (Registration opens at 5:15pm at Advance Rehab in Mantua)

Hepcat Revival
May 6
Hepcat Revival is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance Friday, May 6th 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.

Rummage & Bake Sale
May 6 – 7
Nelson United Methodist Church, St. Rt. 305 on the Nelson Circle will host a Rummage and bake sale Friday May 6 9am-5pm
Saturday May 7 9am-Noon

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

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.

Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet
May 8
Garrettsville Eagles, 8149 Water St Garrettsville will be open to the public for a Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet on May 8.
Mothers Eat Free. Children 5 & Under Free, 6 – 11 1/2 Price
All Others the Cost is $8.00
Served from 8 to 11am

Bainbridge Library Book Sale
May 10-14
The Bainbridge Library located at 17222 Snyder Road, Bainbridge, OH 44023 is holding a book sale. Support the Bainbridge Library and get some good books; find 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 members’ 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.

Walleye Tournament
May 14
2016 Walleye Tournament hosted by the Pymatuning Lake Association will be held May 14. First Place is $500 (three fish total weight) First Place single fish is $200 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 ($5.00 late fee.) Forms should be mailed by May 5th. Weigh-in ends at 3:00 pm. Registration forms and rules can found at www.pymatuninglake.com and at area tackle shops e-mail pymalakeassoc@windstream.net or phone 724-418-1501 All proceeds benefit the fish habitat fund.

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.