“Run of the Ox” 5K Run/Walk & 1M Fun Walk
Be a part of this year’s 5K Run/Walk or 1M Fun Walk at St. Joseph’s Annual Ox Roast Fair!!! Race will take place on Saturday morning of the fair, July 19th. Registration is at 7:00 a.m. in front of the church and the race begins at 8:00 a.m. Out & back course begins at St. Joe’s, heads down St. Joseph Blvd. to Pioneer Trail, onto Bowen Rd. to St. Rt. 82 & back to the church (Fun Walk takes place on church grounds).
Awards will be given to the top 3 overall and the top 3 in the following age groups: 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29,30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.
Features include water stops, timers, t-shirts (first 150 registrations), and refreshments. Pre-registration fee is $16.00 by July 14, 2014. Race day registration is $20.00. Registration forms are available in the church narthex, by clicking on the link on this page, or on the website of race coordinator, HMA Promotions.
2014 Balloon-A-Fair Seeking Parade Entries
Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Ravenna Pride In The Sky”. Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 20, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. All units must have a 2014 parade application on file. The All American Judges will be judging the parade. Parade entries are encouraged to stay for the opening ceremony when the parade winners will be announced. For more information and deadline, call the BAF Hotline (330) 296-FAIR.
Crafters wanted for the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3332 “Christmas in July” Craft Show July 26th & 27th from 9am-5pm at the VFW Post 3332 Banquet Room 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls Ohio 44444. Information packets are available at the VFW Post, via email @ email@example.com or you may contact Donna @ 330-646-1112. Limited tables available with electric. Hurry space is limited.
Fish Fry Friday
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry July 11th from 4-7:30pm. Fish, shrimp, chicken tenders or combo of fish and shrimp, choice of baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or apple sauce and green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-537-2330. Eagles club is located at 8149 Water St.
4th Annual Rummage Sale
Find new treasures at our 4th Annual Rummage Sale July 11th and July 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. sponsored by the Ravenna Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star located at the Ravenna Masonic Complex, 4785 Washington Avenue, Ravenna (located off of State Route 14). The sale will include a wide variety of items and is open to the public.
Hiram Rapids Community Sale will be July 11-12 from 9-5 at the Historical Church at the corner of Allyn and Winchell Rd. Silent Auction and Bake Sale. Serving hot dogs, chili dogs and sloppy Joes. Quilt raffle. Maps available.
Community Yard Sale
A community yard sale is once again being held on the grounds of the First Church of God in Windham at 9016 N Main St on July 12th at 7:00 AM. Spots are free and a limited number of tables are available for use on a first call basis. A free lunch will be served between 11 AM and 1 PM for all in attendance at that time. Reserve your free place now by calling Jim at 330-671-1426.
Fill-A-Police Car & Pet Adoption
Hiram Police Department’s “Fill-A-Police Car and Pet Adoption event will be July 12th from 9-3 at Hiram Municipal Center, 11617 Garfield Rd., Hiram 44234. Non-Perishable food items collected to support our area needy families. Many area pet rescues will be at the event with many adoptable and adorable dogs and cats.
Flea Market & Bake Sale
Lake Milton Presbyterian Church Flea Market and Bake Sale will be July 12 from 9-4. There is no charge for the flea market space, just bring your own table and chairs, etc. lunch and bake sale items will be available for purchase. For directions or more info call 330-654-3396.
Mantua Farmer’s Market
July 12-Sept 27
Mark your calendar for the start of the Mantua Farmer’s Market season. The Market is under new sponsorship this year, Christ Lutheran Church is in charge. All vendor fees will go into their Handicapped Entrance Project fund. Price is $5.00 per date. Our vendors sell a variety of items and more vendors are needed. The Markets will be held on Saturdays from 9 am – 1 pm beginning on July 12th and ending on September 27th. The Market is held in the parking lot at the Church at 10827 North Main Street (State Route 44), right next to Crestwood High School. Call Diane at 330-274-2868 for details.
Chicken Dinner & Car Cruise
Chicken Dinner and Car Cruise at St. Edward’s Parish will be July 13th. This all-day event will fun for the entire family with cool classic /custom cars & trucks to view, plenty of food, and lots of activities including raffles and a Chinese auction. Tickets are on sale now for the dinners as well as the raffles items. Please save the date and come join us! For additional information call: 440.548.3812
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be held July 13-18 from 6:00-8:45 PM at First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls. The VBS is free and open to all children ages 4 years old through Grade 6. This year’s theme is “Agency 3D” and the children will examine eyewitness reports, physical proof and biblical accounts to uncover and defend the truth about who Jesus really is! Registration may be made online at: www.fbcnewtonfalls.com or by contacting the church office: (330) 872-7055.
Chardon Polka Band
Burton Public Library presents The Chardon Polka Band! Please join us for an outdoor Summer Concert on July 15, at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Come get your Polka on! 14588 West Park Street, Burton. (440) 834-4466.
Sausage Sandwiches at CBF
Sausage Sandwiches, Macaroni Salad, Chips, and an old time favorite dessert S’mores top off our Loaves and Fishes Meal for this month on July 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Covenant Bible Fellowship, 8146 High Street, Garrettsville. This is a meal that has no income restrictions as all are invited. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at 330.527.4205. Hope to see you here!!
Community Center Open
July 15, 22, 29
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
The Community Center at Mantua Center will continue to be open thru the summer on Tuesdays in the old Mantua Center School Building, on Center Rd. just north of SR 82. Free. Everyone’s invited.
Hiram Community Committee Forming
The Hiram Township trustees have created the Community Evaluations and Accomplishments Committee (CEAC) to implement selected parts of the Comprehensive Plan. Your input is needed! Discussion will continue about creating hiking trails throughout the Township, as well as a summer fundraiser of old fashioned fun. Come to the meeting on July 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Maggie’s Donuts in Hiram. This is a public meeting; any Township resident will be eligible to serve on the committee. Contact Tim Kasper 330-569-7387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in this exciting opportunity.
Financial Planning as You Age
Come join us for a free educational workshop where we will discuss the concerns of aging citizens and how to plan for the known and the unknown. It will feature speakers Tom Talcott and Josh Postlewaite speaking on topics such as protecting your assets from nursing facilities, avoiding probate, and important legal documents. This invigorating event will be held on July 17th at 4:30 p.m. at Coleman Adult Day Services, 6695 N. Chestnut St. Ravenna, Ohio. We do, however need you to RSVP to Coleman Adult Day Services at (330) 296-3214.
Chaney High School Reunion
July 18 & 19
The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July. Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party” at Kuzmans Lounge. Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio. For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at email@example.com, call 330-565-0726
Adventure Expeditions: The Grand Canyon of the East
Explore a personal connection to nature through hiking, camping, and canoeing expeditions into remote back country and remarkably beautiful natural areas. Each expedition is designed to challenge participants physically and emotionally through group discussions and journaling on topics such as self-motivation, community living, leadership, wilderness skills, and communication. This expedition will take high school students to the “Grand Canyon of the East” (PA). For information, call 330.569.6003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hambden Grange Concerts
The Huntsburg Grange has a bandstand concert set for July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band. Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine. If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage. Bring your lawn chair. Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.
Cheese Making Workshop
The Portage County Gardeners will have a Cheese Making Workshop on July 19- 10a.m.-noon at 5154 Prospect St. Ravenna, OH 44266. Cost is $25.00. Learn how to make soft mozzarella and then ricotta cheese in a crock pot. You will get a starter kit to take home and you can sample the instructor’s cheese. Also, call Helena to pre-register and pre-pay. Deadline for registration and pre-pay for both classes is July 12.
Murder Mystery Dinner Play
North Coast Men’s Chorus presents; “Lights! Camera! Murder!” A murder mystery dinner theater play, July 19 from 6-11pm at Brennan’s Party Center, 13000 Trisket Rd, Cleveland, 44111. Tickets are $45 each, table of 8 $320, includes three course dinner, cash bar, live & silent auction, costume contest. To make reservations, visit our website at www.ncmchorus,org, or call 216-556-0590.
Parkman Community Picnic
Residents of Parkman, come enjoy an evening of fun with your neighbors and friends July 19th from 5-8pm at Overlook Park, St. Rt. 168. The Chamber of Commerce is providing burgers & hot dogs, beverages, and paper products. Please bring a dish to share! They also are providing snow-cones, cotton candy, and popcorn for snacking. There will be a bounce house for the kids as well as corn hole and carnival games. We’re also planning some Amish-Yankee baseball games. If you’re interested in playing, call Sandy at (440) 548-5740. We hope to see you there!
Free Clothing Giveaway
Free clothing giveaway sponsored by Mantua Christian Church, 4118 St. Rt. 82, Mantua Twp. Will be July 19 from 9-noon. We are featuring back to school clothing and items for boys & girls. Also will display fall hoodies, tees, sweats, and jeans in all sizes. We still have jackets and received more coats and sweaters as well. There is no cost to anyone.
Aurora Drive-It-Yourself Tour
Free family fun in historic Aurora, Ohio. Tour the City of Aurora by visiting participating business tour stops. Enjoy family activities, free samples, special sales/discounts or gifts at each stop. At the end of the tour enjoy a free ice cream social finale at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. Submit your completed tour map for a chance to win a special grand prize! Tour & giveaways from 10-3, Ice Cream Social Finale and Prize Drawing from 3-4 * Maps must be turned in by 3:30 to qualify. Winner must be present. Sponsored by Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, Aurora Manor Skilled Nursinf & Rehabilitation, Robinson Health Center at Aurora and COSE. Visit www.AllAboutAurora.com for more information.
Lordstown Ice Cream Social
Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Rd., Lordstown will hold an Ice Cream Social from 4 to 6 p.m. on July 19. There will be turkey sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, homemade pies & ice cream. A bake sale will also be held.
Streetsboro Sportsmen Association will be holding Youth Shoots July 19th & 20th. On Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm, children ages 10 to 18 will have the opportunity to learn how to safely handle firearms. On Sunday, participants from previous shoots are invited from 10 am – 2 pm to hone their skills. Shooters must have a responsible adult present at the range. Streetsboro Sportsmen Association will provide NRA instructors, lunch, firearms and ammo. Space is limited. To register, call Russ at (330) 274-3566.
NUMC 200th Birthday
Plan on stopping by the Nelson United Methodist Church, July 20th to help us celebrate our 200th birthday! The church has been in continuous worship from 1814 on Nelson Circle. We are honored and privileged to host this momentous event from 2-5pm. We will also be offering an extended service from 10:30-12pm which everyone is welcome to attend.
Save the Date
21st Annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 20th at Troy Community Center, Welshfield, OHIO from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Contact Maryan Simsa Jenkins 330 569-7057 or email@example.com or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Gary Bott 330 527-4457 or email@example.com
Treasure Island VBS
Gospel Light’s Son Treasure Island VBS will be held at the Wayland Community Church, 6355 Wayland Rd, July 21-25. The fun begins each evening at 6:00pm sharp and lasts until 8:30. All children age 2 through grade 6 are welcome. There is no charge to attend. For more info call Anna 30-938-2335 or Debbie 330-358-2638
Pricetown UMC Vacation Bible School
Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School from July 21st thru July 25th, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship. This years’ theme is “Son Treasure Island”. Youngsters (3 years to 12th grade) are invited to meet Jesus. They will enjoy Bible stories, music, games, crafts, snacks and our Treasure Island store at the end of the week.For more information, please contact 330-872-3801 or 330-540-7523
What’s Bugging Your Plants & Trees
On Wednesday, July 23 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. the Master Gardeners who answer your questions on Helpline are offering a free evening of diagnostic help in the middle of the growing season. Bring your gardening problems, questions and even diseased or failure to thrive plant samples. The Master Gardeners will provide educational information on plant diseases and insects and their control. Individual concerns will be addressed as well. If your gardens are lush and growing without incident come and gather with your fellow gardeners and listen and learn. Light refreshments provided. Free community offering. Program held at the OSU Extension Office, Patterson Building, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. Preregistration encouraged (440-834-4656), walk-ins welcome. geauga.osu.edu
Christmas in July
Christmas in July community dinner will be July 24th from 5-6:30pm. Dinner will consist of turkey and all the trimming. Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3332 Newton Falls is presenting a “Christmas in July” Craft Show July 26th & 27th from 9am-5pm at the VFW Post 3332 Banquet Room 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls Ohio 44444. Handcrafted items, collectables, raffles and a food café. Come join us and support your local veterans.
Safe Driving For Mature Operators Course
July 28 & 30
Safe Drivers for Mature Operators Course at Hiram Police Department, 11617 Garfield Rd, Hiram 44234 will be July 28 & 30 from 10-12 and 1-3pm on both days. $10 for AAA members and $15 for non-members. You must attend both days to be eligible for the insurance discount. Seating is limited, call 216-606-6702 to register
Red Cross Blood Drive
Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross, here at our showroom at 104 a East Broad St. Newton Falls, next to Circle- K, on July 31st from 2-6 pm. There is a shortage of blood throughout the summer months. Please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life. Call 330-872-3257 for more info and appointments.
Trash & Treasure Sale
July 31-Aug 2
Annual Trash & Treasure Sale at Parkman Congregational Church(18265 Madison Rd. 528 just north of 422) will be July 31 –Aug. 1st from 9-5. Aug. 2nd 9 – noon items ½ price – 12:30 till close at 3 p.m., items free. Donations may be brought to church July 28 & 29 9 a. m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast & lunch available. Something for everyone! Questions call church office at 440-548-4829.
18th Annual Charity Gold Outing
Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County will hold their annual Gold Scramble on Aug 1st at Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent. Shot gun start at 9am. Golfers receive 18 holes and cart, continental breakfast, picnic style lunch, steak dinner and beverages; personalized bag tag, sleeve of balls and a photo of your foursome. Hole in one prizes include $5000, Callaway Clubs, flat screen TV and more. Our auction features 2 Southwest airline tickets. Cost is $110 per person. Call 330-296-6655 to register.
Vendors are needed for the Annual Trunk Sale on August 2nd from 9am to 1pm at Harrington Square Mall, in Middlefield, between McDonalds and Wal-Mart. Admission is free to shoppers. There will be a huge variety of items, along with regular shopping hours at all the shops in Harrington Square. We still have some vendor space available. Cost for 1 space (marked parking space) is $20 or two spaces for $35. Vendor set up time is from 6:45 am to 9:45 am. Bring your own set up: table, chairs and tent covering if needed. The ground is paved so tent leg weights will be needed. You can also just sell from your vehicle. Registration forms can be obtained by calling the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce at 440-632-5705 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can mail your vendor fee to P.O. Box 801, Middlefield, Ohio 44062, needs to be received by July 25.
Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic
Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Road Pavilion, in Middlefield on August 2nd. Please bring a dish to pass, own table service, beverage and lawn chairs. We will provide punch and hot dogs. We plan on eating at 2:00 p.m. For additional information call Maryan at 330-569-7057 or Melburn at 440-632-0947. Hope to see you all there.
7th Annual Sweet Corn Festival
Kent Lions Club hosts the 7th Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Beckwith Orchard at 1617 Lake Rockwell Road. August 2nd and 3rd from NOON – 5:00 pm. EAR-resistible fun for the whole family! Enjoy Carnival Games for children, Face Painting, Trolley Rides and a Photo Booth. Vendors. Model A’s Display on Saturday. Live Musical Entertainment lineup: Saturday at noon is Willie and Friends followed by Kerry Kean and The Hot Potatoes. Sunday at noon is Rio Neon followed by Celtic Clan of Kent. Lions will be serving boiled sweet corn from Pochedley’s, hot dogs, and sausage sandwiches, and Beckwith’s peaches & peach pie available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will fund Lions sight preservation projects. Located on the Portage County Hike & Bike Trail between Kent and Ravenna. Hike, Bike, or Drive there for a great time! OUTSIDE Vendor spaces available Contact Fran: 330-678-4012 or email@example.com.
Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays. Classes will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. from August 3 to August 31 at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park. Participants should bring a water bottle and a mat. Class fee is $32 for city taxpayers and $37 for non-city taxpayers or an $8.00 drop in fee. This four week program will strengthen your abdominal muscles, increase your flexibility and improve your overall muscle tone and posture. You can register on line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or in person at 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Register by Aug 4
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 August 4. Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024.
Safety Town for incoming Crestwood Primary School Kindergarten students will take place Aug 4-8, 2014 at Crestwood Primary School. The program will run from 9:00-11:30 a.m., and your child will have the opportunity to learn how to be safe at home, at school, and at play. Graduation will be on August 8, 2014 at 9:00am, so please plan to attend with your child. Register by July 1 and pay $25.00. If space allows, late registration will be taken the first morning of the program, August 4th at 8:30 am at a cost of $35.00. Please visit www.crestwoodschools.org for registration forms, or contact Jolene Reese at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Troy Homecoming will be August 8-10 at 13950 Main Market Road in Welshfield, Ohio 44021. A century old tradition continues in southern Geauga County. Troy Homecoming is a free community festival with live entertainment, contests, raffles, concessions, parade… Find our more at www.TroyHomecoming.org!
Harvest Point Church Luau
On August 9 Harvest Point Church (Lordstown, Ohio) will host a community Luau at the city parks at Tod Ave. and Salt Springs Rd. from noon- 3:00 p.m. This is the fourth year that the church has sponsored this family oriented, fun-filled, FREE event which includes games, food, music and prizes. There will be a Farmers Market and Bakery which provides fresh produce and baked goods at no charge, a Food Court which will provide hot dogs, hot ham sandwiches, chips and more throughout the afternoon free of charge. Games for all ages, including the dunk tank, goldfish game, high striker, bounce house and slide, to name just a few, will be available for everyone to enjoy. Members of the congregation will be available in the prayer tent throughout the event. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon.
The former Mantua Center (Township) School is celebrating 100 years since it opened its doors to students in 1914. A special celebration is planned for, August 9th at 1:00pm at the school to recognize the building being placed on The National Register of Historic Places. A special speaker(s) is being invited to attend. All former students, teachers and staff members are invited and encouraged to attend. If interested or desire more information please contact Tom at 330-472-8458, Dottie 330-995-3840 or Patsi 330-274-2124.
The Portage County Gardeners will reschedule the Canning Workshop to Aug. 9 at 5154 St. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area-You will learn the water bath method of canning as well as pressure canning. You will also get a Ball Canning Book, and samples to taste. Cost is $25.00- Call Helena at 330-673-0577 for pre-pay and registration
Join Us on August 10th from 12:00-2:00pm at the KSU Hotel and conference center in Kent, OH for the 6th annual Dessert Extravaganza benefitting Coleman Adult Day Services. This year’s “Sunday’s Salute to Seniors” themed event is sure to keep you guessing with our silent auction and leave you satisfied with our mouthwatering desserts.
J.A. Garfield Poker Run
James A. Garfield Poker Run will be Aug 16th, check in at 10 am, first bike out 11am, last bike in 4pm. Buy in is $15 per person. This entry fee includes one raffle ticket for a Harley Davidson Fourty-Eight! In addition to the raffle, best poker hand wins the pot! The ride begins at James A. Garfield High School. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit a new JAG Stadium. Sponsored by JAG All Sports Boosters. For info call Gary 330-714-4195.
Community Picnic & Health Fair
On August 16th, the Crestwood Lions will be hosting a Community Picnic/Health Fair at Buchert Park in Mantua from noon until 4pm. The Lions will provide free hot dogs, chips and pop for all attendees. There will be eye screenings for adults and children, blood pressure and blood sugar testing, information from various medical providers and chair massages. Local businesses will be in attendance to provide information on the services or products they provide. The Lions will also provide free games for the children. In addition, there will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds from the raffle and 50/50 will go to the Lions 13D Eye Care Foundation, which provides eye surgeries for individuals who have no means of obtaining them by themselves. There may be more. The only way to find out is to come down and see for yourselves. We look forward to meeting with all of you.
Join Scouting Today!!!
Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts. It’s Their Future…Let Them Own It! August 26th from7pm-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd, Parkman, OH 44080. For more info or questions contact; email@example.com orcall Monique (Cub Master) cell: 216-337-2104
Did you Attend James A. Garfield?
Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation.
Newton Falls 25th Reunion
Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30. Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple. Mailings will be sent out in July. Contact Megan Perrine via email email@example.com or phone 330-872-3304.