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Volunteers Needed

Coleman Adult Day Services looking for volunteers to share their time and talents with Seniors. Only once a month or more if you could come to our center in Ravenna Mon-Fri at 11am or 1pm to play a game with them or do a craft. Please call Madeline, Activity Director if you would like to help out.  (330) 296-3214

Am. Legion Breakfast 

Mondays

Legion Aux Post 674 in Windham will serve breakfast on Monday mornings from  7- 11 am

$7.00 for full menu; $5.00 for limited; Includes coffee, juice and water. Everyone welcome !

Community Center Open

Tuesdays

Every Tuesday except Election Day, the community center will be open from 9:30 till 2:00 or 3:00, in the cafeteria wing of the Mantua Center School on Center Road just north of SR82.  There is no charge and all are welcome.  Free coffee’s ready by 9:30, when the water color painting group gathers.  There’s always a jigsaw puzzle to work on, a table of reading material for free exchange, and a sewing project, with sewing machines available for use.  Or just come to talk with friends or make some new ones.  Potluck lunch at noon; bring something to share.  Due to low attendance, there will be no more evening meals this fall.  Once the morning group has dispersed, the building will be closed for the day.

Legion Fish Fry

Fridays

Fish fry is back at American  Legion Post 674, Windham

Fridays from 4-7:30 pm

Choice of fish, chicken, or shrimp. Pick one or do combo Comes with fries and choice of 2 sides. Price $9.00

Burton Art Show

Oct

The Burton Art Show features the work of artists from Geauga and Lake Counties. The show is open at the library to the public during the following dates and times: Oct 6-8 (Tues-Thurs) 10 am–8 pm; Oct 9-10 (Fri & Sat)  10 am–4 pm; Oct 11 (Sun)  1 pm–4:30 pm

Bingo

Oct 8

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!  Come and play for a chance!  You can’t win if you don’t play!  Ticket sales begin at 6pm.  Games start at 7pm.  Please come and support St. Michael’s Church!  We look forward to seeing you!

Chicken to- go

Oct 9

Portage Faith UMC at 9922 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, invites you to their chicken drive thru dinner on Oct 9th from 4:30-6:30pm. All dinners are to-go and include baked chicken breast, butter and parsley red potatoes, green beans, applesauce and cookies. Cost is $8. Limited supply will be available.

Fall Bazaar

Oct 10

The Burton Congregational Church will hold its fall Bazaar on Oct 10th from 10-6. Delicious, affordable lunch will be served all day, crafts, bake sale and rummage sale.  Craft Vendors call Kathy Uncapher to reserve table space – $20 per table. 440-834-1172.

Shaw Woods Hike

Oct 10

Portage County Trailwalkers Hike at Shaw Woods wll be held on Oct. 10 from 9 – 11 am. Join us for a hike through Shaw Woods!  Located on Beery Rd. in Ravenna Township, across from the Arsenal.   For directions, please contact the Park District office at 330-297-7728 or email info@portageparkditrict.org.

“Falling” into Fitness Trail Run

Oct 10

Put on your running shoes or boots as we experience the preserve in a totally unique and healthy way. We will be running the trails of Eagle Creek while enjoying the crisp fall air.  Event will take place on Oct 10 from 10 am – 12 pm at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve , 11027 Hopkins Rd. Garrettsville. . For more information call (330)-527-5118 Special note: Please dress according to the weather as the temperatures may be cool this time of year. The goal of this event is to combine fitness with the serenity of nature. The trails at Eagle Creek are semi-unimproved (mostly bare soil) and will afford a moderate challenge when run.  Total distance will be approximately 5 miles. Refreshments will be available after the run.

Delightful Craft Show

Oct 10

A DELIGHTFUL CRAFT SHOW will be held October 10th 2015 from 10:00 to 4:00 at the Delightful E.C. Church 2473 Barclay-Messerly, corner Rt 422, Southington, Ohio.  Join us for a wide variety of handmade crafts and home party vendors.  A great place to pick up holiday treasures and unique gift items.  Bake Sale & Refreshments will be available.  Admission to the show is free.  For more information contact Dana at 1delightfulevent@gmail.com or call 330-524-7413

Fall Bingo

Oct 11

Special fall bingo at St. Michael’s church, 9736 E. Center St. in Windham will be Oct 11th at 1:30. There will be gift and bakery tables and raffles. No one under 18 permitted.

The Cost of Discipleship

Oct 11

Find out the cost of discipleship October 11th at Covenant Bible Fellowship, 8146 High Street, Garrettsville, OH  44231. Reverend Daniel Cartwright is our new Senior Pastor and we are looking forward to what the future holds for our church. Along with a new Senior Pastor, we have a new starting time for our Worship Service on Sunday morning which will  begin at 10:30 a.m. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 330.527.4205 or email the church at cbf-ohio@hotmail.com.

Library Closed

Oct 12

All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on Monday, October 12, in observance of Columbus Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, October 13.

Annual State of the Village of Middlefield Address

Oct 13

The Annual State of the Village of Middlefield Address is Oct 13th at Noon at Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen, 14743 North State Ave, Middlefield 44062. The Luncheon cost is $15 a person and will begin at noon, followed by the Address by Mayor Garlich.  Doors open at 11:45 am for registration. RSVP’s are needed by October 6th. To make your reservation call the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Office at 440-632-5705 or by email to mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com. You may pay online on our website at www.middlefieldcc.com at the bottom of the home page, click on “Pay Your Meeting Fee”, or you may pay at the door with cash or check written to “Middlefield Chamber of Commerce”.

Explore Freedom Twp. History

Oct 13

Does Freedom Township have a history?  An evening meeting to “explore” organizing a Freedom Township Historical Society will be held at the Freedom Town Hall on Tuesday October 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.  Those present at the Sept. 8th meeting are encouraged to   attend as new participants bring new ideas.  Questions?  Call Delores Reed 330-527-4490.

PERI Chapter 63 Meeting

Oct 14

PERI (Public Employee Retirees, Inc.) Chapter 63, Portage County, will meet October 14th, 12:00 noon, at the Ravenna Elks Lodge, 776 N. Freedom St.  Full meal with beverage and pie $14.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: call Becky at 330-296-5787 on or before Oct. 9.  Charlene Powell, 11th District Representative,  will present information on how the HRA reimbursement process will work for retirees who are Medicare eligible and will address questions about the Connector enrollment process.  Also, she will report on the PERI September Annual Meeting.

Local 2243 Monthly Meeting

Oct 15

The retirees of Local 2243 U.S.W.A. Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10) will have their regular monthly meeting on Oct 15th at 1pm at the Windsor House Champion Estates in Champion, OH.

 

Harvest Dinner

Oct 15

The Bloomfield Historical Society is sponsoring a Harvest Dinner at the town hall on the east side of the Bloomfield square on October 15th at 6pm. This will be a potluck supper with the meat, drinks and table service provided. Guests are welcome to attend and enjoy the dinner. There will also be a Chinese auction. This is the bicentennial year of Bloomfield Township. The third annual holiday train extravaganza will begin on December 2 and continue during the month of December.

10th Anniversary Celebration!

Oct 15-17

The Village Bookstore 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Stop in the Village Bookstore Oct 15, 16 and 17 to for a 10th anniversary celebration. There will be food, a raffle basket, and New T -shirts for sale. Special hours Noon -8 pm. 8140 Main St. Garrettsville. Call 330-527-3010 for more info.

Fall Festival

Oct 16

The hospitable folks at the Historic Johnson Home, 6203 Pioneer Trail, Hiram, OH 44234 are inviting everyone—families, listen up—to a Fall Festival on Friday, October 16 with activities for all ages and fun for everyone.  The hours are from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. and the things to do include a pumpkin toss (no pies for these babies), applesauce-making, a scavenger hunt, even an eruption of a volcano!  Yellowstone has nothing on us! Anyone at loose ends on NEOEA Day, looking for something “outside the box” should check this out.  While you’re there, take a look at one of the founding locations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a  historical reconstruction/restoration/replication of a Western Reserve home of the mid 1800’s.

Black Light Extravaganza

Oct 16

Windham Bomber Band 2nd annual Black Light Halftime Show on October 16th.Come see the band perform their annual black light extravaganza. A sight not to be missed!

Rummage & Bake Sale

Oct 16

Fall Rummage and Bake Sale at Hiram Rapids Church, 6337 Winchell Rd will be October 16th from 9-5. Refreshments and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds help maintain this historic site.

Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Spaghetti Dinner

Oct 17

All you can eat indoors only spaghetti and meatball dinner will be Oct 7th from 4-6pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge 507, 216 E. Main St., West Farmington, OH. Dinner will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, pie, coffee and lemonade. Donation is $7 for adults, $4.50 ages 5-12, under 5 free.

Family Fall Festival

Oct 17

Family fall festival and chili cook off will be October 17th from 3-6pm. Admission=1 canned good per person for the Storehouse Food. Bring your family in costumes (no scary costumes please) to enjoy inflatables, trunk-or-treat, petting zoo, chili cook off, cotton candy, carnival games, popcorn, door prizes and much more! Event will take place at 9124 St. Rte. 44 in Mantua. Please visit overtakenministries.com or call 330-298-8118 for more information.

Swiss Steak Dinner

Oct 17

The Nelson UMC will be hosting their Swiss steak dinner at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle in Garrettsville on Oct 17th from 4-6:30pm. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12 and kids under 5 free. Dinner consists of Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn casserole, drinks and dessert. Carry out will be available.

Sauerkraut and Pork Dinner

Oct 17

Sauerkraut and Pork Dinner will be October 17th from 4-6:30 pm at Messiah Lutheran Church; 4920 Fairport Rd., Newton Falls  (Corner of St. Rt. 534 and Fairport Rd.) Carry-out available.  Cost for Adults $9.00, Children 6 to 12 $6.00 and Children under 6 Free.

Fall Tree Identification Hike

Oct 17

Join us as we learn to identify trees by leaf, bud and bark while enjoying the fall foliage at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve on Oct 17 from 2 – 4pm. This program is for all ages.The Preserve is located at 11027 Hopkins Rd. Garrettsville.  For more information call (330)-527-5118

Free Concert

Oct 18

Celebrate Freedom, a free concert honoring God, America, Veterans and First Responders will take place at the Geauga County Fair Grounds in Burton, Ohio on October 18th from 4-6pm.  Nationally known singer/song writer Todd Allen Herendeen will perform Gospel and Patriotic music including his signature song, “My Name Is America”.  Todd and his crew will erect a 500 seat, red, white and blue tent on the Midway of the Geauga County Fair Grounds.  All ages are invited and asked to bring a lawn chair.  Admission and parking is free.  A love offering will be collected.  The concert will take place rain or sunshine! For more information 440-725-2064.

Polka Mass & Dinner

Oct 18

Polka Mass and dinner will be October 18th at St. Edward Church, 16150 Center St. in Parkman. Polka mass beginning at noon and dinner dance at 1:30, dinner reservation is required. Join us for 50/50 raffle, pork chop dinner and baked goods sale. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for kids and $13 for takeout. Call Judith 440-313-8125 or Office 440-548-3812.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Oct 19

Dr. J Patella will be offering the film It’s a Wonderful Life, a 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film based on the short story “The Greatest Gift”, written by Philip Van Doren Stern. The film is now considered one of the most popular films in American cinema and has become traditional viewing during the Christmas season. If you are interested in a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions please join us at the YMCA October 19th at 10:45 am. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Waffle Buffet

Oct 20

Covenant Bible Fellowship, 8146 High Street, Garrettsville, would like to invite everyone to our Loaves and Fishes Monthly Dinner. This month it takes place on October 20th from 5:30-7pm in our fellowship hall. Breakfast for dinner with a waffle buffet. We will have many different toppings for your waffles. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to call 330.527.4205. We look forward to serving you!!

Home Cooked Supper

Oct 21

Home cooked supper at Pricetown Church; 4640 Prichard- Ohltown Rd., Newton Falls will be Oct 21st from 5-6:30pm. Dinner will feature super dogs with all the fixings, white chicken and regular meat chili, cornbread, salad, dessert and beverage. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger.  All the proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life. Carry outs will be available.

Soup Slap Down

Oct 22

This month at the Renaissance Family Center is our second annual Soup Slap Down.  Tom H.,  I’m calling you out. I want that trophy, my friend. Hey Jim, Parry and Joe, You guys in? Come and vote for your best soup. October 22nd from 5-6:30 pm. We have also changed the November and December dates to third Thursdays, Nov. 19th and Dec. 17th.

“The Addams Family” 

Oct 23-Nov 6

Join Geauga Lyric Theater Guild for the premiere of “The Addams Family”, October 23rd-November 6th. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are on sale now. Marquee Sponsor: The Middlefield Banking Company. For more information visit www.geaugatheater.org.

Craft Bazaar

Oct 24

Wayland Community Church is hosting its second annual Craft Bazaar on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Shearer Community Center, 9355 Newton Falls Road, Paris Township, Portage Co., Ohio.  Features will include local crafters and artists, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, concessions and bake sale.  Artists and craftspeople are needed.  Fees are $20 for table without electric and $25 for table with electric (limited no. available).  Contact Deanna at 330-358-2715

Treat & Trails

Oct 24

Treats & Trails 5K Walk/Run on October 24th at 9am, starting at Advanced Rehab. Pre-Registered with a long sleeve shirt – $20 submit by October 16th, Pre-Registered without a shirt – $10 submit by October 16th, Day of Race – $12 (Registration opens at 8:15AM), Crestwood Students without shirt – $5. There will be prizes for the first 3 male and first 3 female finishers along with the 3 winners of the costume contest and 3 winners of the pumpkin carving contest. You can find the registration form on our website: www.arhs.us or you can come into our office at 4707 Mill Street, Mantua, OH 44255. See you there!

Youth Shoot (Intro to Shotgun)

Oct 24

The Streetsboro Sportsman Association is hosting a free youth introduction to Shotgun coarse on October 24th at 10.The club is located at 11280 Bloom Rd., Nelson Township 44231. The attendees will receive instruction in the safe handling of firearms followed by the opportunity to shoot. The course will be taught by NRA instructors. Shooters are required to have a responsible adult present at the range.  Lunch is provided. Space is limited. Please contact Russ Vandercook at (330)274-3566 for more information or to reserve your space.

Turkey Dinner

Oct 25

The Ladies Guild of St. Mary’s & St. Joseph’s Church of Newton Falls will be hosting their annual turkey dinner on Oct 25th from noon-3pm. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12 and free for children under 5. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Raffle tickets will also be available at the dinner. Dinner will be held at the St. Mary’s & St. Joseph Social Hall at 120 Maple Drive in Newton Falls. Carry-outs will be available.

Knitting with Nutter

Oct 26

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 4th Monday of every month at 10:45am.  Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Newton Falls Trick or Treat

Oct. 29

Newton Falls Trick or Treat Night will be held from 5-7 p.m. The costume contest begins in town at 7 p.m., immediately followed by the cake walk.  Donor groups may drop off cakes at 16 West Broad Street all day.

Scholarship Chicken Dinner

Nov 7

Garrettsville Eagles Annual Scholarship Chicken Dinner will be November 7th from 4-7:30pm at the Eagles Post; 8149 Water Street, Garrettsville OH. Dinner will include chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, green beans or corn, homemade bread and dessert. Cost is $9 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under. Open to the public. For more information call 330-527-2330

Cardinaires Christmas Concert

Dec 8

The Cardinaires Christmas Concert and Luncheon sponsored by the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce is Dec 8th at Noon at The Welshfield Inn, 14001 Main Market Road, Burton 44021.  This is a great tradition for the Christmas Season. The cost for the Concert and Luncheon Buffet is $20 a person. Call to reserve places early, space is limited.  RSVP to 440-632-5705 or mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.

waylandcommunitychurch@gmail.com for information and table reservations.  Proceeds benefit the church building fund.

Clothing Giveaway

Oct 24

Mantua Center free clothing giveaway will be Oct 24th from 9-noon in the old Mantua Center School building. You will enter the back side of the building, go down the stairs, turn right into hallway. There will be signs to lead you to the correct place. Plenty of clothing will be available in all sizes and both genders.

Save the Date

Nov 7

Mark your calendar for a U.S.O. Dance at the Mantua Center School  on Nov 7th. This is a joint project of the Mantua Historical Society and the U.S.O.

Chance Auction at Bristol Elementary

 Nov 13

The Bristol Elementary sixth grade class will be holding its annual Chance Auction on  Nov.13  in the elementary cafeteria.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and winners will be drawn at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is $3.00 and includes 10 free regular auction tickets. All proceeds benefit the sixth grades’ annual spring trip to Washington, D.C. For more information contact the Bristol Elementary School at 330-889-2700.  The school is located at 1845 State Route 88 just east of the intersection of State Routes 45 and 88.