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Knitting with Nutter
2nd & 4th Mondays
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 Garrettsville YMCA 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville, OH the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at 10:50 am. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Fall Storytime Registration
Now
The Portage County District Library announces that fall storytime registration began August 24th at most branch libraries. You’re invited to join us for fun fall crafts, stories and other activities. Branch libraries include Aurora Memorial (330-562-6502), Garrettsville (330-527-4378), Pierce Streetsboro (330-626-4458), Randolph (330-325-7003), and Windham (330-326-3145). Call your branch library for specific details. Visit Portage County District Library online atwww.portagelibrary.org for more information about fall storytimes or about other library programs and services. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Pinterest.

Free Meal
Aug 28
God Provides a Free Meal at Nelson United Methodist Church will be Aug 28th from 4-6pm. Dinner will include hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw and dessert.

Awana Club Registration
Aug 30
Awana Club registration will start on Aug 30th from 5-6pm in the Fellowship Hall of Huntsburg Baptist Church; 16401 Mayfield Rd. Awana Club will be Wednesday nights from 6:30-8pm beginning on Sept 9th, for ages 3 through grade 6. There will be a 10% discount for pre-registered members on Aug 30th. For more information call 440-636-5203 or visit huntsburgbaptist.org. All are welcome

Join Scouting Today!!!
Sept 1
Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.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. September 1st, 2015 from7-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd. For more information email parkmanpack76@gmail.com or call Monique (Cub Master) at: 216-337-2104

Mantua Community Center Open
Sept 1,8,15
The Community Center at Mantua Center continues to be open in the old schoolhouse on Center Rd. just N. of SR82, for the usual activities every Tuesday from 9:30 until about 2:00. Special activity in this “back to school” month is sewing school bags and filling them with supplies for children in refugee camps around the world. Potluck lunch at noon; bring a dish to share. “Don’t Eat Alone” evening meal provided at 5:30, except none on Sept. first. Mark your calendar for a special opportunity on September 8th, when local art quilter Carole Pollard will have retrieved her quilts from Wayne Center for the Arts in Wooster, where they are currently on display, and will bring them to share with us.

A Course in Miracles
Sept 2
An astonishing set of three books that are now available in one combined volume set up in the format for a class. This study group facilitated by Dr. J. Patella will continue at the YMCA the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am. If you own a copy of “A COURSE IN MIRACLES” please bring it along. For more information contact Phil at the YMCA 330-469-2044.

Chicken Dinner
Sept 2
Southington UMC (St Rt. 305 & 534, Southington, OH) will be holding a chicken dinner on September 2nd from 3:30-6. The menu includes: one fourth of a chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, homemade desserts, beverage. Price Adults $8.50, Children/Chicken Tenders dinner ages 4-10 $4.50, Children 3 and under free. Carry Outs available. Call 330-898-2156.

Friendship Steak Fry
Sept 4
Western Reserve Lodge 507 is having their annual friendship steak fry on Sept 4th at 5pm. All are welcome, this is an open meeting. Advance tickets are $10 or $15 at the door. Please call George 330-565-3860 or John 330-898-2411 to purchase your tickets.

Youth Archery Primer
Sept 5
Izaak Walton League Association youth archery primer will be Sept 5th from 10-1. This will take place at 9634 Newton Falls Road, Paris Township, for free archery instruction. A hot dog lunch will be provided.

Back to School Days Sock Hop
Sept 5
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents without Partners will have its monthly dance on Sept 5th from 7:30-11pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave., Tallmadge. This event is open to public. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information contact Warrine 330-322-9559.

2nd Annual 60 Mile Yard Sale
Sept 5
The Tour Route 7 group is announcing its second annual yard sale, to be held Sept 5th from 9-5. It will cover all of the towns along Rte. 7 from Hubbard to Conneaut. Maps will be provided at Rte. 7 members and online. To be on the list or for more information email MktSqKinsman@gmail.com call 330-240-8094 or go to TourRoute7.com or Facebook Tour Route 7. August 29th is the cut-off date to be listed.

Looking for Swim Lessons for Your Children?
Sept 6
Look no further than Hiram College! Swim Lessons for the fall semester. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to have your child learn a valuable life lesson. Get instruction from the colleges finest once a week for a four week period. Each lesson lasts forty-five minutes with an additional fifteen minutes for your child to gain more confidence in the water. Ages four and up welcomed. You can sign up on the first day (September 6) or online at www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons. Lesson times are from 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, and 5-6pm Sunday afternoons on September 6, 13, 20, 27 and October 4. Cost is sixty dollars. For more information, please contact Brian O’Neill at 330-569-5343.

Library Closed Labor Day
Sept 7
All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on September 7th in observance of Labor Day. They will resume normal operating hours on September 8th. Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.

PWP Annual Picnic
Sept 7
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have their annual picnic beginning at noon on September 7th at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter house Pavilion, 109 W. Ave. in Tallmadge. Members and non-members are invited to attend, please bring a covered dish to share. The chapter will furnish hamburgers and hot dogs, buns and the ‘fixings’. For more information contact Warrine 330-322-9559.

Does Freedom Have a History?
Sept 8
Does Freedom have a history? There will be a meeting on Sept 8th at 1pm at Freedom Town Hall. For information or questions contact Delores Reed 330-527-4490.

Patriot Day
Sept 11
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield will be hosting Patriot Day program on Sept 11th at 11am. This event will take place at the Burton Village Park. Free to public. For more information contact BO: 440-834-8765.

Swiss Steak Dinner
Sept 12
The Nelson UMC will be hosting their Swiss steak dinner at the Nelson Community House on Sept 12th from 4-6pm. The price is $10 for adults and $6 for kids ages 6-12. The dinner will include Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn casserole and drinks and dessert. Carry out is also available.

Annual Chicken BBQ
Sept 12
The Hilltop Christian Church annual Chicken BBQ will be Sept 12th from noon until 6pm. The menu includes 1/2 BBQ chicken (cooked on site by our famous pit crew), homemade potato salad, green beans and homemade pies. The Hilltop Chicken BBQ has been a part of the Potato Festival tradition since its first festival over 40 years ago. Hilltop Christian Church is located at 4572 W. Prospect St. Mantua, OH

Mantua Potato Stomp Race and Fun Run
Sept 12
The 37th Annual Potato Stomp race will take place on Sept 12. There is a one mile Fun Run that begins at 8:30am and the 3.5 mile and 9 mile races begin at 9am. All races start at Crestwood High School. Entry forms are available at Advanced Rehab in Mantua and online at mantuapotatostomp.com. Registration can also be done online with a link through the website. For race and/or registration information, email cymanski5@gmail.com

Join Girl Scouts Today!
Sept 13
Girl Scouts is a wonderful organization where girls grow in courage, confidence, and character. If your daughter is in grade 2 or 3, or is between the ages of 7 and 9, she can start her journey in Girl Scouts today by becoming a Girl Scout Brownie! Interested parents contact Troop 80569 leader Kelly Pirko at leaderkelly93@aol.com or 330-651-4518.Our first meeting will be held at Pricetown United Methodist Church (4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd in Newton Falls) on September 13th from 3-5pm. Come join the adventure!

Make Memory Wire Bracelet at the Garrettsville Library
Sept 14
Do you want to learn basic jewelry making skills? We will be making a “Memory Wire Bracelet” at the Garrettsville Library on September 14th from 6-7:30 pm. You must register for the class, as space is limited. Class is limited to 12 students. The class is free and all supplies are provided. There will be a refundable $5.00 deposit to reserve your space in the class. The deposit will be refunded the day of class. The Garrettsville Library located at 10482 South Street, Garrettsville, OH 44231. For additional information about library programs and services, please visit the Portage County District Library online atwww.portagelibrary.org. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Pinterest.

Square Dancing
Sept 15
The Friendly Squares of Niles are having an Introduction to Square Dancing on Sept 15th at 7pm at the Niles Senior Center. So if you want to exercise your body and mind, then join us on that night. For more information call (330) 506-3370

Western Reserve Book Festival
Sept 19
Join us at Hiram College’s Kennedy Center to meet dozens of local authors representing all major literary genres, have your books signed, attend panels, listen in on readings and more Sept. 19 from 10-4. FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit www.hiram.edu/wrbf

Ohio Wooden Money Show
Sept 19
You are invited to the Penn Ohio Wooden Money Collectors annual show, Sept. 19th from 11-3 at Middlefield Library, 16167 E. High St., Middlefield, OH. Free admission, door prizes and refreshments. Come see why we take wooden nickels

2015 Balloon A-Fair Parade
Sept 19
Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme ‘A Flight to Remember’. All parade units must have a 2015 parade application on file. Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 19th in beautiful downtown Ravenna. 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 call the BAF Hotline (330) 296-FAIR. BAF E-mail address: debor19869@cs.com, BAF web site http://ravennaballoonafair.com.

Vendors Wanted
Sept 20
The parents of Troop #124 3rd annual Craft Show will be on Nov. 21st from 10-4. Set-up will begin at 8am. It will be held at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls, OH. (Change of location from last year.) Cost for space is $25.00 which includes one 8 ft. table and 2 chairs (limited electric avail.). Each crafter will be asked to donate one item to raffle. For applications contact Louanne 330-872-1353 or Teresa 330-503-9388 before Sept. 20.

Free Community Meal
Sept 21
Christ Lutheran Church, SR 44, Mantua, will be hosting their monthly free community meal on September 21st from 5 to 6:30 PM. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal and chance to visit with family and friends. Questions call the church at 330-274-2849.

FILM Review and Discussion Group
Sept 21
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: We will be viewing the SECOND HALF of the film – THRIVE (What on Earth Will It Take?) to analyze and evaluate. If you are interested in a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions please join us at the YMCA Sept 21st at 10:50 am. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Fall Festival
Oct 3
Freedom in Christ Fellowship, 3449 SR 59 in Ravenna Fall Festival will be Oct 3rd from 2-7. No admission fee. Music, free games, free prizes, food, entertainment, merchant booths and fun for the whole family!