Upcoming Community Events Guide | Weekly VIllager

11th Annual J.A. Garfield Reunion
Reserve Your Spot!
The 11th annual James A. Garfield Alumni Reunion will be held at the James A. Garfield Elementary School on September 17, 2016. A buffet dinner will be provided by Guido’s Catering of Ravenna. Following dinner, alumni representing the classes of 1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2006 will be recognized. Anyone who attended Freedom, Garrettsville, Nelson and James A. Garfield schools is welcome to attend. Your reservation can be mailed to: James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet, P. O. Box 93, Garrettsville, OH 44231. The cost is $18 per person. PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME AND YEAR OF THE ALUMNI ATTENDING AND NAME(S) OF ANY GUESTS. You may contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 for further information.

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.

Monday Breakfasts
Through Summer
American Legion Post 674 in Windham will have breakfast from 8 to 11 beginning on Monday May 9th. Breakfasts will continue on Mondays through the summer. Many things are changing, come take a look.

Food Addicts In Recovery Meeting
Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous meets Wednesdays weekly, 6:45-8:15 p.m., St. Luke Episcopal Church, 11519 Wilson Mills Rd. Offers a solution for all forms of food addiction: obesity, undereating, bulimia, and obsession with food. No dues, fees, or weigh-ins. Details at foodaddicts.org or 330-819-5028.

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!

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.

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

Free Water Well Monitoring
4th Monday of Month
Free well water monitoring will be conducted on the 4th Monday of the month at the Hiram Christian Church at the corner of SR 82 & 700 in Hiram. Trained water monitors from Concerned Citizens Ohio will look for chemicals and salts that can show possible contamination from nearby drilling, injection wells, pipeline leaks, or other problems. These water evaluations are not EPA certified, but they do provide a
baseline in the event of contamination. If possible, run cold water for a full ten minutes before the water reaches hot water heaters, softeners, or other filtering treatment. Collect the sample in a clean, large mouth glass jar (such as a mason jar)—about two cups’ worth. Names should be on jars.

Community Center Open!
The Community Center at Mantua Center is open every Tuesday from 9:00 am until about 2:00 pm. Housed in the cafeteria wing of the old Center School just N. of SR 82 on Center Road, we provide a casual place to socialize, meet friends for cards or a board game, help work a picture puzzle, join the painters’ group, or work on a sewing project. At noon we have a potluck lunch, so bring a dish to share. (Tableware is provided.) Coffee and tea are always on. It’s free and open to all. You’re invited, whether or not you live in the township.

Vendors Wanted
Reserve Space by July 15
The Hiram Recreation & Park Board is seeking vendors with household goods to sell at our Community “Garage” Sale on July 23. All proceeds will benefit the Hiram Parks.When: Saturday, July 23 – 9 am – 4 pm Where: On the lawn in front of the Hiram Village Municipal Hall at 11617 Garfield Rd, Hiram Price for a 10’ x 10’ space is: $15 Please reserve your space by July 15. Call Chris at: 330-357-7634 or email: park.board2.hvoh@gmail.com for application form or questions

Volunteer Opportunity
Call Today!
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. Volunteers assist riders to groom their horses, lead horses, side-walk riders who may need physical or emotional support, help with maintenance, and fundraisers. No experience is needed, as all training is provided. Riding lessons are on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This is a great way to help children, adults, and horses, and have fun in the process. 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 for more information.

Register Now for Cave Quest VBS at Friendship Alliance!
Call Today!
Get Ready! Vacation Bible School is coming to Friendship Alliance Church (19126 Ravenna Rd./SR44, Auburn Township) on June 6-10, 9am-12:30pm. Your kids will love the fun, friendship and Bible teachings through Cave Quest explorations. You will love the price (FREE!) and the excitement your kids will bring home every day. You can register your children (ages 5 years old through 6th grade) at FAC-OH.org or by using this link: https://webgenics.wufoo.com/forms/fac-vbs-2016-registration/

Need A Cookie Fix?
Call Today!
Is your Girl Scout cookie stockpile running low? Never fear! Girl Scout Troop 442 still has some cookie inventory to share! We have 4 delicious varieties available: Rah Rah Raisins (oatmeal raisin), Samoas (carmel, chocolate, coconut), Trefoils (shortbread) and Savannah Smiles (crispy lemon cookie). All cookies are $4/box (cash only). Order 10+ boxes and we will deliver to you! All proceeds will go towards a 2017 trip to Savannah, GA to learn about our founder. Call/text Tracie 330.858.9043 for details. All messages returned promptly!

Relay For Life
June 10-11
Happiness is relaying. Join us for the Relay For Life Newton Falls / Lordstown to be held at the Newton Falls High School Stadium June 10-11. Event begins at 4:30 pm withthe Survivors Dinner; 6 p.m. Opening Ceremonies; 9 p.m. Luminaria. Event runs from 6 pm Friday until Noon on Saturday. Form a team… join a team.. buy a luminaria.. recognize a caregiver… honor a survivor…remember a fighter… Any questions call event chair Laura Harkless 330-872-0370

Free Lunch
June 11
A free lunch will be served from 12:00-1:00pm.on June 11, at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main Street in Windham. This month’s meal will feature beef and noodles, green beans, mashed potatoes and dessert. It will be prepared by the Kilgore family, this month. The meals are provided by the Congregational United Church of Christ. Free lunches will be served the second Saturday of each month. Please come and eat lunch with us! All are welcome!

Flea Market & Bake Sale
June 11
The Lake Milton Presbyterian Church is having a flea market and bake sale on June 11 from 9 am – 3 pm. Space available free of charge for anyone who wishes to set up. Contact Charlotte at 330-654-3396 for questions about the flea market, bake sale or a space to set up. No food or baked items please.

“Crafting With Marian”
June 11
A vase without flowers is like a day without sunshine. Crafters are invited to the Garrettsville Library on Saturday, June 11 from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm for a “Crafting With Marian” program. Learn how to make a painted vase and your vase will never be without flowers. Using a sponging technique, students will learn how to paint a beautiful floral pattern on a vase, which can also be used as a candle holder for indoor or outdoor lighting. All supplies for this craft will be provided. The project is fun and free (there is $5.00 deposit fee to register which will be refunded on the day of the craft). Seats are limited, so sign up early. Call 330-527-4378 to register or for more information.

Annual Trunk Sale
June 11
Annual Trunk Sale – One Day Garage Sale from the trunk of your car. Or stop by to shop! Saturday, June 11, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. @ St. William Church Parking Lot located at 5431 Mahoning Ave. 44483 in Champion. Beverages, food, bake sale items; music, raffles and announcements will be available. Call 330-847-8677 for info or to reserve your spot.

Swing Dancing
June 14
Get out of your chair and move! Visit the Middlefield Library on Tuesday June 14 at 6:30 for “Swing Dancing!” Clayton Sandham will teach you Swing Dancing basics! Bring a partner, or come on your own. Reservations will be required as space is limited, so please sign up early. Please call 440-632-1961 for more information or to register. The Middlefield Library is located at 16167 E. High St. Middlefield, Ohio 44062.

VFW Rummage Sale
June 17 & 18
VFW Post 6519 Annual Rummage Sale and Bake Sale
Friday and Saturday, June 17 &18 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
752 Water St., Chardon.
Sponsored by the VFW Post 6519 Women’s Auxiliary

Father’s Day Breakfast
June 19
Windham Legion Auxiliary Post 674 will be hosting a Father’s Day breakfast on
June 19th from 8am -12 pm/
Cost $7.00. Fathers eat free
Build A Gym, Build A Life
June 19
Parent Council for Portage County Developmental Disabilities is hosting a 5K Race and 1 mile fun run, walk or roll on June 19. Fun run begins at 8 am, 5K begins at 9:30 am. For more info or to register go to www.raceroster.com, type in Portage County Parent Council.

Coping With Back Pain
June 20
On Monday, June 20th at 10:30am Garrettsville YMCA invites you to join us at 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville, OH for a FILM Review and Discussion Group presented by Dr J Patella: The video, “Coping With Back Pain”. A film from University Hospitals Network.
If you are interested in the film, the group meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 10:30am. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Free Community Meal
June 20
Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 North Main Street, Mantua, invites you to a Free Community Meal on Monday, June 20, from 5 – 6:30 PM. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal and visit with your friends and neighbors.

Vacation Bible School
June 20 – 24
Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 North Main Street, Mantua, invites to Vacation Bible School to be held June 20 – 24 from 9:30 to 12 Noon. Come and explore Cave Exploration as we learn about God’s animals and truths from the Bible. All ages, starting at 3 years old, are welcome. There will be a closing program on Friday at Noon followed by a lunch. To register call Diane at 330-274-2868 or the Church at 330-274-2849. Come and enjoy a week of fun and learning.

Ocean Commotion VBS
June 20 – 24
Ocean Commotion VBS will be held at Crossroads Community Church, 9018 SR 44 Ravenna from June 20th-June 24th from 9 am-12pm for
Children age 3-6th Grade. To sign up call 330.296.6729 or register @ www.thecrossroads.cc

Huntsburg Baptist Church VBS
June 20-24
Huntsburg Baptist Church is hosting Ocean Commotion VBS June 20-24, at 6:30-9:00 pm for ages K-6th grade. For more information contact 440-636-5203 www.huntsburgbaptist.org

Couch to 5K/9Mile Program
June 21- Sept 28
Training for the Sept. 10th Potato Stomp will be offered by Advanced Rehabilitation and Health Specialists. This is a 12 week program where you will build endurance, strenght and flexibility. Walkers & runners are welcome to join. Meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at 4707 Mill St in Mantua. Contact ARHS at 330-274-2747 for additional information or to register.

Home Cooked Supper
June 22
The next home cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, well be held from 5 to 6:30pm June 22, 2016. It will feature: Sweet Sausage Cacciatore or Chicken Cacciatore over Linguini w/Provolone garnish, salad, rolls, homemade desserts. Cost is $7.00 for adults, Kids $5.00 This will be a benefit for the RELAY FOR LIFE. Carry outs will be available.

Tom’s Turkeys At RFC
June 23
Another awesome dinner last week at the Renaissance Family Center. One that walked us right into the Memorial Day festivities. Thanks to the Windham Bible Church ladies (and a couple spouses) for the delightful feast. Now write this on your calendar or set your cell phone
to remind you for June 23rd. Tom is back in the kitchen and he is cooking up turkeys. Tom’s turkeys– get the drift? Anyway, you’re invited June 23rd, 5-6:30. At the amazing Renaissance Family Center. Where people walk, exercise, visit, drink coffee, read, shop and get clothes. All under one roof.

New Mercies Rummage Sale
June 23-25
There will be a rummage sale at New Mercies Church, 12767 Butternut Rd, Burton on June 23, 24 & 25; 9 am till 4 pm. We are also selling spaces for $20. We are accepting donations you can drop off at the church or we can pick up. For more info please call 330 274 7093

Spring & Summer Craft Show
June 25 & 26
Spring & Summer Craft Show
June 25, 2016 – 9am to 4pm
June 26, 2016 – 10am to 4pm
at 5727 St. Rt. 14, Ravenna, Ohio 44266. This event is rain or shine! Still some spaces available! Contact Marisa Smith at msmith728@icloud.com or check out the event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/981917551846129/

Portage County APL Fundraiser
Through July 15
In honor of national pet month, Aurora Animal Care Center & Aurora Kennel are holding a fundraiser for the Portage County APL through July 15th.
You can help by donating unopened pet food, treats, bedding, toys, cat litter, cleaning products, etc. You can also purchase a can or bag of food at one of our clinics to save you a trip to the store.
You can drop your donated items off at any of our locations.
Aurora Veterinary Clinic, 46 South Aurora Road Aurora;
Mantua Veterinary Clinic, 4789 East High St Mantua; Streetsboro Veterinary Center, 9324 St Rt 43 Streetsboro;
Aurora Kennel, 1013 W Garfield Rd Aurora

Grant In Aid Scholarship
Due By July 16
The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school. The deadline for completed applications is July 16, 2016. Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024.

Picnic and Car Show
July 23
Everyone’s invited to celebrate Cliff and Pat Goffs 50th Anniversary at Freedom Town Hall on Saturday July 23, 2016
2pm to 6pm. Please come and enjoy friends, family, food, and cars. We will be serving refreshments. Please rsvp by July 15th, so we have an idea of the number of people and cars. Please contact Roxanne Maur at 330-238-0268 or Jessica Maur at 330-235-3776. Hope to see you there!

Garfield High School Football Skills Camp
July 25 & 26
Garfield High School will be hosting a Football Skills Camp
July 25 and 26 from 6pm-8pm
for Grades K-8. Cost is $30 (checks made payable to JAG All Sports Boosters)portagecountyrepublicanwomenclub and select attend meeting.

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.