Picnic in the Park
No school, no lunch?  Hilltop Christian Church can help! This summer one day of each week we will be serving lunch at the Mantua Village Park.  Picnic in the park is free & open to all, kids and adults.  Serving Thursdays  through August 1st. Serving times are 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Play in the park and have lunch too!  See you there!

Warren Courthouse Square
Now – Aug 31
Every Saturday this summer, beginning July 7th, there will be a whole lot of fun at Courthouse Square.  There will be Art in the Park, sponsored by the Trumbull Art Gallery, free for children and teens.  Ages 4-12 will meet from 1pm-2pm, and teens 13 and up will meet from 2pm-3pm.  At 5 pm there will be Happy Hour painting for adults ($25 fee).  Chess in the Park, sponsored by Chess Is Life, will take place from 3pm-5pm.  Play with this local chess group, or bring a friend.  There are free chess lessons offered for kids.  From 3pm – 5pm the Trumbull County YMCA will have bocce, cornhole, croquet, frisbee, and other lawn games.  In addition, there will occasionally be other events – you can only find out what they are by showing up!

Middlefield Chamber 50/50 Raffle
Now- July 27
50/50 Raffle Tickets for sale by the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce members from now until July 27th, when the drawing will be done at the Middlefield Summer Fest.  Tickets are $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20.  You can buy your ticket from Chamber members and also at the Middlefield Summer Fest, which is 11 am to 10 pm at the Middlefield Fire Department property. The Chamber is non-profit and proceeds will go towards The School Safety Program and other community projects.  Call the Middlefield Chamber with any questions 440-632-5705.

Fish Fry
July 12
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry will be July 12 from 4-7:30pm at the Eagles Club, 8149 Water Street. Fish Dinners, Shrimp Dinners, Combos, or Chicken Tenders. All Dinners include French fries or Baked Potato, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans & dinner roll. To go orders welcome (330) 527-2330

3rd Annual Rummage Sale
July 12-13
Come and find new treasures at
the Ravenna Order of the Eastern
Stars 3rd Annual Rummage Sale
July 12-13 from 9:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. at the Ravenna Masonic
Complex, 4785 Washington Avenue, Ravenna. (Located off of State Route 14)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
July 12-14; 19 & 20
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on July 12, 13, 19, 20th at 7pm and July 14, 2013 at 2pm in the James A. Garfield, Iva Walker Auditorium – starring Megan Ryser as Snow White and Ben Vizy as the Prince.  Direction of this production is by Justin Steck and Music Direction by Eric Juzkiw.  This production is a fairy tale play by Jessie Braham White based on the story by the Brothers Grimm. Tickets may be purchased at the door for Adults $10, Children under 12 and seniors over 65 $7 and groups of 15 or more $5 per person. Sponsored by Charles Auto Family, Gionino’s Pizzeria and Ryser Insurance.

AmVets Golf Outing
July 13
Newton Falls AMVETS Post 112 Golf Outing will be held July 13 at Riverview Golf Course.  Call or stop in the Post for sign-up sheets and all information.

Junk in the Trunk Sale
July 13
Legacy Dog Rescue, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, will be holding a one day “Junk in the Trunk” sale, July 13 at Family Video, 4385 Kirk Rd., Austintown. 10am – 3pm, Spaces are still available to rent  for $15.00.  Call 330-719-5569 to reserve your spot today! Please come out and support our efforts to help the abused, neglected and abandoned dogs of Trumbull & Mahoning County.

Mantua’s  St. Joseph’s  Ox Roast Photo
July 14
In celebration of St. Joseph’s 50th Ox Roast Fair, a Panoramic Group Shot of past & present volunteers will be taken on Sunday, July 14, at 11:45 a.m. in the parking lot. Anyone who has been involved in the Ox Roast Fair in the past 50 years is invited to take part! Be sure to spread the word.

Vacation Bible School
July 14-19
Vacation Bible School will be held July 14th-19th at First Baptist Church; 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls.  The school will be held from 6-8:45pm each night and is open and free to all children 4 years old through Grade 6.  The theme is “Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God”.  Registration is available online at www.fbcnewtonfalls.com or by calling the church office (330) 872-7055.

Youth Soccer Practice
July 14, 21 & 28
Calling all youth soccer players in grades 2 thru 8.  There will be soccer open fields from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on July 14th, 21st, & 28th at the Brosius Road soccer fields.  Shin guards are required and bring a soccer ball and water bottle.  We will practice foot skills and go through different drills then play a game.  We are also looking for parents to help.  Contact Russell Thornton (russell61731@yahoo.com), Bob Finney (matrixprints@yahoo.com) or Brian Gorby (bgorby1@yahoo.com) with any questions.  Any person interested in running the Garrettsville youth soccer program please stop by or contact us.  We still have all the info needed to get the program running and have a few options to help.

Mantua Historical Society Meeting
July 15
The Mantua Historical Society will be meeting on July 15th at 7:00 p.m. for a road trip/meeting to a local home to view their antiques.  We will meet at the Town Hall in Mantua Center (State Route #82 and Mantua Center Road) to carpool.  If anyone has an interest in joining the Historical Society, or has any questions about the museum, located in the Town Hall, please contact Lois Summerlin (330-274-8128) or Norm Park (33-274-2171).

Pandamania Vacation Bible School
July 15-18
Nelson UMC on the circle in Nelson is hosting a VBS for kids 3 years olds – 6th grade July 15-18, Pandamania Vacation Bible School will be held from 6-8:30pm. You can register that night and there is no cost. Come learn about God’s love and make new friends in the process! Contact Pastor Lisa Kropinak at 330-326-6043 if you have any questions.

God’s Backyard Bible Camp
July 15-29
Join in the fun at God’s Backyard Bible Camp July 15th – July 19th! The Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd., will hold Vacation Bible School for children preschool -6th Grade from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  Campers will enjoy outdoor games, music, crafts and snacks each night while being introduced to a central idea and life lesson from a Bible story. Plan now to join the backyard crew in all the fun.   Contact the church office at (330) 872-1564 for more information.

Loaves & Fishes Meal
July 16
Covenant Bible Fellowship (8146 High St., Garrettsville) is extending an invitation to everyone on July 16th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. to join us for dinner in the fellowship hall. Hamburgers/Hot Dogs, Pasta Salad, Chips, and Floats. Dinner is free and open to the public. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at 330.527.4205. We look forward to serving you!!

Vacation Bible School
July 16-18
The Hambden Congregational Church is ready for a Vacation Bible School your kids will never forget. At the Son World Adventure Park Vacation Bible School your kids will be pointed right to Jesus! Children will have a great time singing songs, creating crafts, and playing games. But most important, they’ll discover Jesus provides what they truly need in every challenge of life. Son World Adventure Park will be July 16th -18th at 13840 GAR Highway (Route 6, across from the Hambden Elementary School) from 6-8:30pm.  All Children 4 years old through 5th grade are welcome. There is no charge. For further information call the church office at 286-4369 or 286-9324.
Marching Pride Band Camp
July 18-19
Garfield Marching Pride band camp is just around the corner.  NEW MARCHERS will start on July 18th at 4pm at the high school.  All band members should attend on July 19th at 4pm.  Full band camp will be July 22-26 from 9am until 9pm.  Please contact jamesagarfieldband@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Erie Brass Quartette
July 19
The Erie Brass Quartette (Big Band Sounds) will perform from   7-10 pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion, Intersection of Center Street and Quarry Street, Newton Falls on July 19.

Hiram Rapids Community Sale
July 19 & 20
A Community Sale will be July 19 & 20th at Hiram Rapids from 9am-5pm. Refreshments served at the Historical Church, 6337 Winchell Rd. Bake sale and raffle for handmade rocker ($400 value). Maps available.

Biking for the Band
July 20
Biking for the Band, bicycle poker run will be held July 20th to raise funds in support of the Crestwood Scarlet Guard Marching Band. Registration starts at 8am, rolling starts 9-9:30am and drawing stations close at 12:20pm. All score cards must be returned by 1pm. Cost is $20 for adults (18+), $10 for Children (10-17), $60 Family (2 adults, 2+ children) and Free for children under 10 yrs. Registrations https://www.truesport.com/index.pjp/events/truesprot_event/116

Annual Picnic
July 20
Rockwell International Annual Picnic at Braceville Picnic Shelter will be July 20th from noon-3pm – eating at 1pm. Bring a covered dish to share

Kinsman is for Sale
July 20
“Kinsman Is For Sale” There will be town-wide yard sales in conjunction with the Rotary Chicken BBQ on July 20th. Sales are from 9am to 5pm.  Amish bake sale on the square.  To be on the map or more info call 330-876-3178 between 10am and 6 pm.  Free maps are available at Market Square

BBQ Chicken Dinner Benefit
July 20
BBQ Chicken Dinner Benefit for Mennonite Meat Canning Project will be held July 20 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at 1st UMC Church Social Hall, 14999 S. State Ave. (Rt. 608) Middlefield. Handicap accessible Adults $10, under age 10 $6. For Pre-sale Tickets call: 440-632-0480 OR 216-408-7321. Menu Includes: BBQ Chicken on the grill, Homemade Macaroni Salad, Dilly Green Bean Salad, Relish Tray, Rolls – Beverages, Homemade Desserts and a Dessert Auction!

Ice Cream Social
July 20
Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Rd., Lordstown will hold an Ice Cream Social from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.  There will be turkey sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, home made pies & ice cream.  A bake sale will also be held.

Burton Library Public Book Sale
July 20 & 27
The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold two book sales in July, July 20 is a “Friends Only” preview sale from 9 a.m. until noon.  Annual Membership to the Friends of the Burton Public Library is just $5 for the year and may be purchased at this sale. The next book sale will be July 27 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. In addition to books, there are magazines, sheet music, puzzles, movies, CDs and more.  Burton Public Library is located at 14458 West Park Street, on the square in Burton Village.

Golf Tournament
July 21
17th Annual Yoder Brothers Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament will take place at, Fowlers Mill Golf Course in Chesterland on July 21. Breakfast & registration begins at 8:30am, shotgun start 10:30am and dinner at 5pm. Men and women 4-player team scramble. Guest speaker, prizes, raffle & silent auction. Price is $150 per person, Contact Jack Menosky (440) 543-2811 or email tjmeno@aol.com

Garrettsville UMC VBS
July 22-25
Come and join us at the Fun Fair for another exciting week of VBS.  Garrettsville United Methodist church will be hosting Vacation Bible School the week of July 22-25 from 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm each evening.  VBS is open to children ages 3-6th grade.  Teen helpers are also needed.  Please register on line  at 2013.cokesburyvbs.com/GarrettsvilleUMC or  contact the church office at 527-2055.

Pricetown UMC VBS
July 22-26
Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd., in Newton Falls will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School from July 22nd thru July 26th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship. This year’s theme is: “Everywhere Fun Fair” ‘Where God’s World Comes Together’.  Youngsters (3 years to 12th grade) are invited to meet Jesus.  They will enjoy Bible stories, music, games, crafts, snacks and our Country store at the end of the week.

July 22-25
Vacation Bible School will be held July 22-25 from 6:30-8:30pm for Ages 4 thru 12 @ First United Methodist Church, 14999 South State Ave.   Middlefield 440-632-0480. Free to all children. Please arrive on July 22 at 6 pm to register.Completion of parental permission form and medical form required.

eReaders & Tablets: What Should I Buy?
July 23
eReaders & Tablets: What should I buy? Find out on July 23rd, at 6:30 pm at the Burton Public Library. Learn about the hot eReaders & tablets on the market today: the iPad, Kindle, and Nook. We’ll let those in attendance try them out. Please register: 440.834.4466.

G-Men Football Golf Scramble
July 26
Help support the G-Men! 4-Person 18-Hole Golf Scramble will be held Friday, July 26 at Sugarbush Golf Course.  $90 per person / $360 per team. Includes catered dinner and prizes. $400 cash prize for lowest score. Hole sponsorship available $100. To register or for more info call Aaron 330-524-2646 or Head Coach Mike Moser 330-472-0325

Rummage Sale & Concert
July 26-28
Rummage Sale and Concert will be at Christ Covenant Church, Rte 87 in Middlefield, June 27th  from 9am-7pm and July 28th from 9am-3pm. Rummage Sale includes Bake Sale and Chinese Auction – Donations welcome. Also, during the event weekend at Christ Covenant, Praise Concert:  July 26th at 7pm Featuring “Spirit Bound” quartet and Gail Mangeri, Soloist. No admission fee, Benefit for Charity Children’s Ministries

Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event
July 27
Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event at Ravenna High School on July 27.  The day will include several educational sessions focusing on diabetic health, expert advice, free snacks, lunch, giveaways, and exhibitors with information.  Some of the topics will include: Obesity & Diabetes, Preventing long term complications, Diabetic Drugs, and Truth behind Diabetes and Your Feet. This year, a special guest will join the event.  Mr. Marcus Dupree, former NFL and AFL player.  Dupree will be on hand to share his journey with Type II diabetes. Please call 330.297.3456 to register for this one day event.  Registration is free but space is limited.  Call today!

Middlefield Summerfest Parade
July 27
American Legion Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will participate in the Middlefield Summerfest Parade on  July 27 at 11am. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for details

5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
July 27
2013 Run For Hope 5k & 1-Mile Fun Run / Walk at New Hope Christian Fellowship 11051 E. Washington St. Auburn, OH  44023.  Driveway entrance if off of Auburn Rd.  Run/ Walk will be held July 27 at 8am. 5K  $20 pre-registration, $25 race day registration, 1 Mile $10 registration. Proceeds to benefit Dominican Republic Mission Water Purification Plant Project. To register go to www.greaterclevelandxc.com

Pancakes in the Park!
July 28
Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invites you on Sunday, July 28th for a delicious all you can eat pancake breakfast at Sunny Lake Park (885 Mennonite Rd. Aurora 44202 – boathouse pavilion) from 9am to 11am.  Let our team of volunteers cook you breakfast (pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee) while you enjoy the scenic view or a 2 mile walk/jog around Sunny Lake. Cost:  $6 adults, $4 kids 3-10 yrs., under 3 yrs. free!   Dog walkers  welcome!

Youth Fall Soccer League Signups
July 31
Ravenna Parks and Recreation still have openings for its Youth Fall Soccer League for League U-12 Girls & U-12 Boys: Age 10 by 7/31/13. The U12 league will play teams from Ravenna and as well as other local soccer programs in our area. A tournament will be held at the end of the season. Players receive a team t-shirt for the games. Openings still remain, but are limited for more Information please contact the Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department at 330-296-2864.

Bainbridge Swing Dance
Aug 2
Blues DeVille will be playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on Aug 2nd at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Blues DeVille is known for playingBlues, Swing, Old Soul, even a little Zydeco. Dance lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.

The Longshot
Aug 2
The Longshot will perform from 7-10pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion Intersection of Center Street & Quarry Street on Aug 2nd

Annual Trunk Sale
Aug 3
The Third Annual Trunk Sale will be held on August 3rd from 9am to 1pm at Harrington Square in Cortland Banks parking lot area, in Middlefield, between McDonalds and Wal-Mart.  Free to shoppers.  There will be “Fair Food” at the Trunk Sale, as well as all the regular lunch, snacks and restaurants right there.  Come and find your treasures here.  If you would like to be a vendor, call the Middlefield Chamber for info at 440-632-5705 or emailmccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.  Spaces are $20 each or two spaces for $35.  Rain or shine event.  The Chamber is non-profit and proceeds will go to School Safety Program and other community projects.

Alumni Soccer Game
Aug 3
The Crestwood High School Boys Soccer Team will be hosting their annual Alumni Soccer Game on August 3rd @ 6:00 pm at the Bowen Rd. field (11256 Bowen Rd in Mantua).  All Crestwood Boys Soccer Alumni are invited to play.  The cost is $10.00 & includes T-shirt & picnic hosted by the current Crestwood boys’ team and families following the game. For additional details, please contact Jason @ (330)283-1682 or Ruth @ (330)204-2635.

Crestwood Primary Offers Summer Safety Town Program
August 5-9
Crestwood Primary School (CPS), in conjunction with their PTO, is offering Safety Town for Fall 2013 kindergarteners. The program will run from August 5 – 9 at CPS from 9 – 11:30 am and will cover fire, bus, playground safety, stranger awareness and other important topics to help your child learn to stay safe. Register by July 1 at a reduced rate of $25 per child. If space allows, late registration will be taken on August 5 at a cost of $35 per child. For more information, call (330) 931-0568 or email crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com

Tennis Camp
Aug 5-8
Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held August 5 to 8 (rain date is August 9). From 8:30-10:30am for ages 5 to 15 years. Fee is $27.00 for city taxpayers and $32.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is August 2. After August 2 there is a $10 late fee. For more information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us

Summer Music Camp
Aug 5 – 9
The Garfield band department is again offering its summer music camp for all band students entering 6th through 8th grade.  The camp is August 5-9 and the students will perform a concert on August 9th at 7pm.  The cost of the camp is $35 and includes a t-shirt and a pizza party. Registrations will be accepted until August 1st.  Please mail your payment (checks made to Garfield Band Boosters) along with the students name, instrument and shirt size to Garfield Band Boosters 10233 SR 88 Garrettsviile, Ohio 44231.

Arts In The Park
Aug 10
Lots Of Family Fun At The 3rd Annual Arts In The Park in Newton Falls! Looking for a fun, free event to take your family to this summer? Head to beautiful Veteran’s Park, located on SR 534 in Newton Falls, for the 3rd Annual Arts in the Park! This spectacular celebration of the arts, which will be held on, August 10 from 11am until 3pm, gives you and your family the opportunity to admire and buy unique artwork, create your own artwork, listen to local musicians, and much more. If you are a local artist who would like to display and sell your artwork, this is the event for you! Contact Jamie at: jamie@ndcis.com  or call 330-872-0597 for information on how to register. Visit www.NewtonFallsArts.com or see Facebook “Newton Falls Arts In The Park”.
Tour De Metz
Aug 10
The Metzenbaum Foundation & The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities presents: TOUR DE METZ! This events will be held Aug 10th at The Metzenbaum Center is located at; 8200 Cedar Road, Chesterland. Ride registration is at 8am, ride begins at 9am. The ride is a 15 or 30 mile loop through scenic Geauga County. Cost is $30 per rider or $75 for a family of three or more. Rest stops, refreshments, and SAG support available. Includes lunch, T-shirts, goodie bags, raffles and more! Register Online at: www.signmeup.com/91080. Contact Kelly Ericsson at 440.729.9406 or kericsson@geaugadd.org for more information!

Trash & Treasure Sale
Aug 15-17
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” Parkman Congregational Church, 18165 Main Street (State Route 528) Parkman. August 15th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., August 16th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., August 17th 8 a.m. – 12 noon (everything half price)12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. (everything free!!) The lunch stand will be open daily!

2nd Annual Golf Outing
Aug 23
The 2nd Annual Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is August 23rd at Grandview Golf Course.  Foursomes, scramble format, skins, proximity games, prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places, lunch at the turn, dinner after golf.  The Chamber is non-profit and all proceeds will go directly to the School Safety Program.  Call the Chamber to register or to sponsor on different levels.  440-632-5705 or mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.

Flea Market  at Mantua Center School
Aug 24
A Flea Marked will be held on August 24th at Mantua Center School, 11741 Center Road in Mantua. Sign up now for your table.  Sell anything except guns and controlled substances.  New items, used items, crafts, whatever.  $10 for 8’x10’ space if you bring your own table, $15 if we provide the table.  A fundraiser for the women’s group of Mantua Center Christian Church.  Call Carol at 330-562-8869

Swap Meet
Sept 21
Come one, come all  to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Penn-Ohio Wooden Money Collectors on September 21 from 10am-4pm at the Huntsburg Community Center, 12406 Madison Rd in Huntsburg. Free admission, free refreshments, door prizes and raffles.