Ox Roast Fair Raffle Tickets

Now Available

2015 Ox Roast Fair raffle tickets are available now. Take a chance at the first prize Harley Street Glide Special FLHXS Motorcycle valued at $20,599.00 & supplied by Carlton Harley-Davidson of Mantua and second prize of $3,000.00 cash! Don’t see yourself riding a Harley? Carltons will help facilitate a sale if you don’t want to keep the prize. Tickets are $10.00 each or book of 6 for $50.00. Purchase online at stjosephmantua.weshareonline.org,  Miller’s of Mantua, Carlton Harley Davidson in Mantua, or Mantua Station Drug Co., through St. Joe parishioners, or during the 52nd Ox Roast Fair, July 17-19. Raffle Drawing held Sunday evening of the Fair at 9:30 p.m. (winners need not be present).

Hiram College Nature & Art Camps

Summer 2015

Join us for a fun summer of Youth Art and Nature Camps for ages 3-17. Call 330.569.6003 or visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram/ for more information.

Mantua Shalersville Firefighters Raffle

The Mantua Shalersville Firefighters Association still has a few raffle tickets available for their July 4th drawing. A $20.00 ticket provides the chance to win one of the following fabulous prizes: 1st prize Polaris Sportsman 570 SP Black Pearl LE ATV, 2nd prize Bushmaster A4 XM15 Patrolman Carbine, 3rd prize Henry Golden Boy .17 HMR, 4th prize Savage Home Defense 12 gauge! For tickets, stop by the MSFD station or call (330) 274-3535.

Audubon Bird Walk

Through May 17 

Join us at 7:30am Sunday mornings at the Hiram College Field Station (11305 Wheeler Rd., Garrettsville, OH) to learn about birds and record the sights and sounds of our spring visitors of the feathered kind. These hikes are for novice and advanced birders. Bring pair of binoculars and stay a while! Free to all. No registration is necessary.

Relaxation and You

May 8

Garrettsville YMCA Active Older Adults 55+ invite you to join us at 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville, OH for the following FREE event: “RELAXATION AND YOU!”  Guest speaker and YOGA Instructor Marianne Rieske will be speaking about Relaxation – something many of us seek to achieve more of.  Marianne is a 500 hour yoga teacher with Brahmrishi Training.  Marianne teaches at The Garrettsville YMCA, KSU Recreational/Wellness Center, Hiram College, Center Peace Brahmrishi Institute, and Coleman Adult Day Care.  She fills the rest of her life as a Hospice Volunteer.  Please join us at the YMCA May 8th at 10:50am.  Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale

May 8, 9

American Legion Post 459 Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a Mother’s Day plant sale (flats, baskets and pots) at the American Legion Hall on Goodwin Street in Burton, May 8th from noon-7pm and May 9th from 9-2. Rain or shine. Proceeds will go to the School Scholarship Fund. For more information call 440-834-4532.

Athletic Physicals for 2015-16 School Year

May 9

Athletic Physicals for the 2015/16 school year will be offered by Dr Steven Riley of the Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville at the Garfield Middle School gym on May 9 from 9 am – 1 pm.  Cost is $10. Students need to bring their physical forms and a permission slip if not accompanied by a guardian. Questions? Call 330-527-4250.

Yearly Plant Sale

May 9

The Portage County Master Gardeners will have their annual plant sale on May 9th from 10-2 at the PC Soil and Water office at 6980 SR 88 in Ravenna. We will be offering culinary herbs, native plants, vegetables, hanging baskets and perennials, as well as a selection of trees and shrubs. We will also have a Trash and Treasure room for browsing and purchasing.


Newton Falls Plant Exchange

May 9

On May 9th our annual free event will take place at the JC Pavilion on Center Street in Newton Falls from 9 am until 12 noon.  To participate, simply bring at least 6 plants to trade with other gardeners. Fancy pots not required – any old box or bag will do.  Live music will be provided by the city.  Also, a variety of vendors will be set up to sell their wares.  Call Susan at 330-718-3469 or check out our Facebook page at Newton Falls Plant Exchange with any questions or inquiries.

Waterfalls and Wildflowers

May 9

Waterfalls and wildflowers hike at Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve, 51766 Pancake Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH 44441, will be May 9th from 10am-noon.  Join us as we trek through the pristine sandstone gorge of the preserve, viewing wildflowers and three amazing waterfalls. No registration is required. For more information call (330)-527-5118. 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.

Mother’s Day Steak Fry

May 10

Mother’s Day Steak Fry presented by the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 3332, at the Post home, 433 Arlington Rd. Newton Falls Ohio will be May 10th from  2-6pm. Steaks will be made to order and Mothers will receive a carnation, (while they last). Open to the public, please come celebrate the day and help raise money to support our local Veterans! Tickets may be purchased from Auxiliary members or at the Post Canteen for $15.00 per person or $17.00 at the door. For more information contact the Post at 330-872-7318.

Mother’s Day Breakfast

May 10

American Legion Post 674 in Windham will be having a Mother’s Day breakfast on May 10th from 8:30 till 11:00. Mothers eat free; there will be a charge of $7.00 for guests.

Senior Citizens Bingo

May 11

Senior Citizens Bingo will be May 11th from 5-7pm at the Newton Falls Community Center. All donations benefit the Newton Falls Senior Citizens Van. Chinese auction, 50/50 and snack at intermission. Amy questions call Karen Carr 8am-noon at 330-872-5259.

Nutter’s Knitters

May 11, 25

Garrettsville YMCA Active Older Adults 55+ invite you to join us at  8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville, OH for the following FREE event: Want to have fun, create personal gifts and keepsakes for friends and  loved ones, share knitting tips and ideas with the group?  Come join us at the YMCA the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at 10:50am. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

AARP Chapter #4527 Meeting

May 12

Bainbridge/Chagrin AARP Chapter #4527 next meeting will be our “Spaghetti Lunch” on May 12th. Lunch is at 1 pm, at the Bainbridge Town Hall, located at 17826 Chillicothe Road, Bainbridge Twp., Ohio. (Behind the Fire Station) The cost is $5.00 and reservations are a must! For reservations, call Betty Scholz, @ 440-338-8321. After our lunch, we will hold a brief meeting to let you know what will be  happening the following month.

Monthly Meeting

May 12

The Community Evaluations and Accomplishments Committee (CEAC) of Hiram Township will hold its monthly meeting on May 12th at 7:00 p.m.  Come and add your input!  This is a public meeting, and any township resident is eligible to serve on the committee.  Location of this meeting the Hiram Corner Store and Café, 11658 Garfield Hiram, OH 44234.

Metaphysical Insights 

May 13

Metaphysical Insights 528 Presents Rev. Timothy J Brainard Communicating with Spirit, May 13th. ALL WELCOME – COME AND BRING A FRIEND. Doors open at 6:30,   Program at 7:00pm,  $5 at the door. SCOPE Building,  220 West Market St,  Warren, OH  44481. To contact Rev. Tim Brainard: Call 440-964-0457  or write: Rev. Timothy J. Brainard P.O. Box 569, Geneva, OH 44041

David Leach Research Station.  

May 13

Closed to the general public, the Leach Gardens is a research facility of the Holden Arboretum in Madison, Ohio. It is internationally famous for its development of new varieties of rhododendrons. A wide range of flowering trees and shrubs and an amazing rhododendron collection will be in full bloom. Birding should be good due to its closeness to the Lake Erie shoreline. Fee: $8 for members of the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station ($10 for non-members). Pre-registration is required as this hike is limited. The hike begins at 2:00pm. Directions will be provided at the time of registration. Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Geranium Sale

May 15

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club Geranium Sale to help our local projects @ corner of Broad St. and Milton Blvd.  $3.50 per plant.  Pre-orders welcome.  Buy 6 or more and we’ll deliver locally.  (330) 872-3854.

Greyhound Benefit Yard Sale

May 15-17

Greyhound benefit yard sale will be May 15th-17th at 10555 South St, Garrettsville. All proceeds of these donated collectables, antiques, household, etc. items will be donated to Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., helping to save greyhounds. Garrettsville Rotary Club will be offering snacks and drinks on Saturday. Greyhounds welcome!

Rummage Sale

May 15, 16

Rummage Sale at Blackhorse Baptist Church, 6360 Bridge St., Ravenna will be May 15th from noon-4pm and May 16th from 9-3. Last hour on the 16th will be $3.00 per bag. For more information contact Dale Sabo 330-297-7860.

Rummage and Bake Sale 

May 15, 16

Hiram Rapids Church (R.C.C.A.) 6337 Winchell Road, Hiram will have their rummage and bake sale May 15th & 16th  from 9-5. Proceeds benefit new roof.

Women’s Introduction To Firearms

May 16

The Streetsboro Sportsman Association is hosting a free ladies introduction to firearms course on May 16th at 11280 Bloom Rd. , Nelson Township 44231. The attendees will have instruction in the safe handling of firearms followed by the opportunity to fire pistol, rifle, and shotgun. Lunch is provided. Space is limited. Please contact Denis Gaynor at (330) 297-0762 to reserve your space.

Plant Sale

May 16

Don’t miss the Silver Creek Garden Clubs’ annual plant sale during the Garrettsville Garage Sale Event. We will have perennials, herbs and annuals and always great prices. Mark it down May 16th 9am until 4 or we are sold out.

Film Review and Discussion Group 

May 18

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 offers a short critical film to the group to analyze and evaluate.  If you are interested in a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions please join us at the YMCA the 3rd Monday of every month at 10:50am.  Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Monthly Meal

May 18, June 15

Christ Lutheran, Mantua, will be hosting their monthly free meal on May 18 and June 15 from 5 to 6:30 PM. The  church is located on State Route 44 in Mantua just  south of Crestwood High School.  Please come and enjoy a delicious meal and a chance to visit with friends and neighbors.

Home Cooked Dinner

May 20

The last home-cooked dinner, until September, at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will feature: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, super salad, roll, homemade desserts & beverage. Dinner will be May 20th from 5-6:30pm.Cost is still only $7 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and younger. Hope to see all of you there. Carry out available.

Kindergarten Parent Meeting

May 21

The Crestwood Primary School Kindergarten Team will hold a Kindergarten Parent Information Night on May 21st at 6pm in the Crestwood Primary Cafeteria.  This meeting is for parents only. If you have any questions please call 330-357-8202.

Mantua Farmer’s Market Plant and Miscellaneous Sale!

May 23

The Women’s Guild of Christ Lutheran Church will again sponsor the Mantua Farmer’s Market.  All vendor fees will be used to help pay for the new handicapped entrance to the church basement, which was built last summer.  The first sale for the season will be a Plant and Miscellaneous Sale on May 23rd from 9am – 1pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 North Main Street, Mantua.   The regular season will begin on July  11th and will run to September 26th.  Same Time, Same Location.  Price is $5.00 per date for vendors.  We will offer a variety of  items –  crafts, bakery, plants, flowers, canned goods and vegetables.  Call Diane for information at 330-274-2868.

Memorial Day Service

May 25

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Memorial Day Service will be May 25th at the Village Gazebo at 11am, followed by an open house at the Legion Home. Open to the public. For more information call Bo: 440-834-8764

Full Moon Hike

May 30

Full Moon hike at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve, 11027 Hopkins Rd. Garrettsville, will be May 30th from 8-10pm. Join us as the almost full “Strawberry Moon” lights our path as we explore the night sounds and activities of nature. Event is contingent upon sky conditions. Bring a pair of binoculars to view the moon in more detail!  This is a free event but registration is required. For more information call (330)-527-5118

Community EMS Parade

May 30

Community EMS District parade, open house and health fair will be May 30th. The parade will begin at noon, and travels from JAG High School to Community EMS (10804 Forest St, Garrettsville). Join us for food and fun following the parade!

Dog Fest 5K Run and Mutt Strut

May 30

The City of Aurora Parks and Recreation & Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invite individuals, families and fur-kids to put on your running shoes and join us at the Freedom Dog Fest 5K Run and Mutt Strut.   Race location: Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Rd., Aurora, OH  44202.   Cost:  $20 pre-registration; $25 day of race; $35 for both.  Registration at 7:30am.  5K run begins at 8:30am.  1.75 mile Mutt Strut begins at 9:15am. Dogs permitted on mutt strut only.  Must be leashed.  Adoptable greyhounds will cheer you along the route!  Water stops, timers, t-shirts for first 100 participants, pup packs for first 50 dogs, awards & prizes.  Refreshments to follow.  For more information:  www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org or call Peggy (330-562-0555) or Colleen (330-562-4333).

Dog Fest Vendor & Adoption Fair

May 31

Aurora Parks & Recreation Department and Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invite you to attend the 2015 FREEDOM DOG FEST/COMMUNITY VENDOR & ADOPTION FAIR.  The event will be held at TAILS & TRAILS DOG PARK, 841 Page Rd., Aurora, OH  44202.  Time:  10am-3pm.  Free Admission.  All breeds welcome and must be on a leash!  Pet owners will enjoy letting their dogs romp in the one acre fenced dog pens.  Visit rescues with adoptable dogs and vendors.  Enter the Pet Fashion Show and contests.  Win prizes and raffles.  For more information visit www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org or call Peggy (330-562-0555) or Colleen (330-562-4333

Legion Raffle

May 31

American Legion post 674 Windham, Ohio is having a raffle for improvements to the post cantina and for summer picnic. Raffle is for gps, car starter and $100 gift certificate towards installation for Car Toys. $5 a ticket, drawing being May 31st.

Hiram Community Band Seeks Players for 4th of July Concert

June 8

The Hiram Community Band is looking for people who can play band instruments and read music, for their annual concert of patriotic, nostalgic and middlebrow pieces at 4pm on the 4th of July in the street behind Frohring Hall on the Hiram Campus. Rehearsals will be June 8th, 17th and 25th from 7-9pm in Frohring Hall. You’re welcome to join even if you have to miss one of the rehearsals. Opening in all sections. Email Jeffery Quick jaq@case.edu or call 330-527-0144, evening and weekends.

Bras for a Cause 5k Run/Walk

June 20

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Bras for a Cause 5K run/walk will be June 20th at 9am. Race starts and finishes at Mountain Run Station. Preregistration adults $20, Students (18 & under) $15, Race Day registration (opens at 7:30) adults $25, Students $20. Rain or shine event – all entries are nonrefundable, includes short-sleeve cotton t-shirt for first 200 registrants and post-race refreshments. Medals for the top three overall males and females and an invitation to attend the Bras for a Cause Luncheon. Register online at www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=32106 by June 19th at 9am.

Newton Falls Schoolmates Reunion

June 20

Save the date for the 96th annual reunion of the Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends, June 20th at the DiVieste’s Banquet Room, 754 North River Road, Warren. Doors will open at 9:30am with lunch beginning at 11:30. Cost is $20 per plate. The class of 1965 will be the honored class. The board of trustees will announce the recipients of scholarships awarded to Newton Falls seniors. Please return your reservation card prior to June 1st to Mary Margaret Hildack, 147 Maple St., Newton Falls, OH 44444. For more information call 330-872-0075 or 330-889-3068. Make checks payable to “Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends”.

Safety Town Registration

June 26

Crestwood Primary School (CPS), in conjunction with the CPS PTO is offering a Safety Town program for incoming Crestwood kindergarteners. Through the program, children will learn how to be safe at home, at school, and at play. Topics covered include Bus, Seatbelts, & Playground Safety; Stranger Awareness, Police, and Gun Safety; Fire Safety, Stop, Drop and Roll, and First Aid. The program will run from July 27-31 at CPS from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. If you register by June 26, you will receive a reduced rate of $25 per child. If space allows, late registrations will be taken on July 27 at 8:30 am at a cost of $35 per child. For more information, email crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com.

Hot Dogs, Wine & A Good Time

June 27

Join Rose’s Rescue for Hot Dogs, Wine and a Good Time! Rescue groups, entertainment, raffles, vendors, wine & dogs, June 27th from 2-6pm at Barrel Run Crossing Winery, 3272 Industry Rd., Rootstown, OH

5K Race & 1 mile run/walk

June 28

5K Race & 1 Mile Run/walk to benefit Glioma Childhood Cancer Research will be June 28th at 9am. Prizes include medals for top place finishers (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) in various age groups. Register online using internet search engine with keywords: Friends of Melana, Register, 2015 Eventbrite, or register on race day (limited shirts available for race day registration).  Contact Diana Morris: 330-931-1660, be4himo.oh@sbcglobal.net or Doug Paroff: 330-351-3507, dparoff@yahoo.com.