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Join Us For A Sentimental Journey
The Mantua Restoration Society, Inc., Shalersville Historical Society, and the Mantua Historical Society present “A Sentimental Journey”, Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on the grounds of Mantua Center School, 11741 Mantua Center Road.
A living history display of 1940’s military vehicles, a few tents of the period set up, and some WWII re-enactors displaying items from the era will be included in the day’s events. A Tribute to Veterans at 1:00 pm will be presented by American Legion Post #193 to be held at the Mantua Center Veterans Memorial.
From 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm the “The Garretttones” a 20 piece swing band will be performing 1940’s era big band dance music at the Mantua Center school annex.Today’s USO will be there accepting donations for our present day military families.Snacks and refreshments will be provided.Tickets are $10.00 each. No charge for veterans.
Reservations are encouraged due to limited space. Call: Linda – 330-274-0803 or Lynn – 330-274-3012Break out your 40’s era clothing and come dressed for fun!!!

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

10th Anniversary Celebration!
Oct 15-17
The Village Bookstore 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Stop in the Village Bookstore Oct 15, 16 and 17 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.

Skate Party
Oct 15
Ravenna Recreation roller skating party will be Oct 15th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Roller Hutt Skate Center, 10268 Hewins Rd., Garrettsville. We’ll play awesome games, as we keep the energy going and good times rollin’. Open to all ages. Strap on your skates and come learn the true definition of FUN! Roller skating is an amusing and healthy way to spend time together with family and friends. Admission is only $2.00. Skate rental available if needed or bring your own roller or in-line skates. (Skate rental if needed $2.50 roller skates or $3.50 In-line skates) For more information visit our website @www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or call Ravenna Recreation Department at (330) 296-2864. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Overall Health Fair
Oct 16
Family & Community Services will be holding a free health fair on Oct. 16th from noon – 4 pm at the King-Kennedy Community Center in Ravenna. This will be an overall health fair with Blood pressure checks by University Hospital, dental health clinics, and health awareness speakers that will be present.

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

Worship Service
Oct 17
Praise, Worship & Prayer Service. Everyone Welcome. Covenant Bible Fellowship, Life Church (Assembly of God) and The Way Chapel, Pastor Brad Edder. October 17th at 7:00 pm at The Way Chapel, 9016 N Main St Windham OH 44288. If you have any questions please contact Noreen Siegner 330-307-3578

Apple Butter Festival
Oct 17
Lake Milton Presbyterian Church, 942 Grandview Rd. will be hosting the 13th annual apple butter festival on Oct 17th. This event will take place all day. The freshly canned apple butter will be for sale along with all kinds of food items. For free flea market or craft space you can call 330-654-3396. No food or bake sale items please.

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!!

Hiram Farm Presentation
Oct 20
On October 20th at 7 pm the Garrettsville United Methodist Women will welcome David Lundeen, Interim Ex. Director for Hiram Farm. The Hiram Farm is an agricultural community for adults on the autism spectrum. It operates a 1/2 acre garden, two greenhouses, and raises a variety of fowl and animals. Please join us at the church for his eye-opening talk of a successful and meaningful work program and operation in our backyard. This event is free and open to the public.

Tree City Carvers Meeting
Oct 20
Monthly meeting of the Tree City Carvers will be Oct 20th at 7:30pm at Fred Fuller Park, Middlebury Rd. in Kent. There will be a speaker for this month’s meeting. Michael Vermeersch will give a power point presentation about his boat building techniques. Michael has a background in mechanical and aerospace engineering and has been interested in canoeing and sailing for many years. He has built 2 redwood strip canoes, 3 kayaks, and a 19 ft. sail boat. He is currently working on a 9.5m sailboat. This meeting is free and open to the public. For more info call Larry Hurd at 330-297-7905.

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.

Hiram Historical Society Talk
Oct 22
The Hiram Historical Society is sponsoring a talk by Jeff Wanser, of the Hiram College Library. He will speak on “Moving Large, Heavy Buildings in the Late 19th and 20th Centuries: Motives and Methods in Cities and Small Communities.” The program will be held on October 22nd at 7:30 pm at the Century House. All are welcome.

“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!

Halloween Costume Party
Oct 24
Kid’s Halloween costume party and haunted house at the Windham Church of Christ will be Oct 24th from 5-7pm, games, refreshments and prizes in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 9837 Wolf Road, Windham.

Youth Shoot (Intro to Shotgun)
Oct 24
The Streetsboro Sportsman Association is hosting a free youth introduction to Shotgun course 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, donate your time and materials to learn to create beautiful gifts for hospitalized newborns or others in need? Come join us at the YMCA Oct 26 at 10:45am.The group meets the 4th Monday of every month at 10:45am. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Free Community Dinner
Oct 27
Free Community Dinner will be October 27th from 5-6pm while supplies last, at the Windham American, 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren ,OH.

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.

“Illusions” Book Review
Nov 2
Garrettsville YMCA Active Older Adults 55+ invited you to join us November 2nd at 10:45am for the following free event: A continuation of October’s Book Review and Discussion Group. Dr. J Patella offers an excellent and interesting literary assessment of ILLUSIONS – The Adventures Of A Reluctant Messiah to be reviewed and discussed on content, style, and merit. Author Richard Bach is also author of the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

“A Course In Miracles”
Nov 4
A Course In Miracles facilitated by Dr. J Patella. October’s assignments, please read: The Text, Chapters 5 through 7 – The Workbook for Students, Lessons 65 through 93 – The Teacher’s Manual, Chapters 5 through 7. Meet at the YMCA to discuss on Nov 4 at 10:30am. The group meets at the YMCA every 1st Wednesday of every month at 10:30am. If you own the book A COURSE IN MIRACLES” please bring it. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Geauga Safety Council Meeting
Nov 6
Geauga Safety Council will hold their next meeting on November 6 in Punderson Manor House with Dr. David Kessler on the topic of Enhanced Injured Worker Care. Registration begins at 11:15. Reservations are required. Cost to attend $20. For more information on this meeting or on Geauga Safety Council, please call Sue at 440-969-1802.

Turkey Dinner & Basket Auction
Nov 7
Pricetown Church annual turkey dinner and basket auction will be Nov 7th from 4-7pm at the Newton Falls High School. All you can eat buffet. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids and free for kids 4 and under. The school is located at 907 Milton Blvd, south, Newton Falls. Hope to see you there!!

Post Halloween Dance
Nov 7
Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have their Post Halloween dance from 7:30-11 on Nov 7th at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave. in Tallmadge. Open to the public, cost is $8 for non-members and $6 got PWP members. Wear a costume, there will be prizes for the prettiest, ugliest and original costumes! If you are interested in joining Parents Without Partners, contact Warrine 33-322-9559.

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

St. Joseph’s Garden Club 31st Annual Christmas Boutique
Nov 8
Don’t miss one of the area’s nicest craft shows, sponsored by the St. Joseph Garden Club. Held in Hughes Hall, the Christmas Boutique offers hand-crafted items, baked goods, raffles, door prizes, and breakfast and lunch items. Mark your calendars for the 31st Annual Garden Club Christmas Boutique to be held on Nov 8th from 9:30-3:30 pm. Members of St. Joseph’s PSR program will run the kitchen, offering snack, lunch and dessert items at one of the area’s nicest craft shows in the area. For more information, please contact Marlene (330-274-8145).

Special Training Opportunity
Nov 11
Geauga Safety Council is offering a special training opportunity on Nov 11th at the Middlefield Fire Department with a presentation on Fun Fitness: Fit to Achieve by fitness expert Jim Steffen. Learn more about Jim at www.funfitnesscoach.com. Registration begins at 9:30 and training ends at noon. Cost is $20. Please contact Sandy at 440-313-8317 for more information and to register.

JAG PTO Craft and Vendor Show
Nov 14
The JAG Elementary School PTO will be sponsoring a craft and vendor show on Nov 14th from 10-3 at the Elementary School. This will be a great time to shop for the holiday season while supporting the school. Tables are $25 each. Spaces are still available, contact Diane Irwin 330-524-0592 by Oct 21st.

Texas Hold’Em
Nov 14
Texas Hold ‘Em tournament will be Nov 14 starting at 3pm, at the Kent Elks Lodge, 2265 Erie St. Ravenna. Food and beverage provided. $50 for $25,000 in starting chips, $10 for and additional $5,000 in chips. All pre-registered players will receive and extra $5,000 in chips. Pre-registering the first 150 players. Any questions contact Jennifer Goldstein 330-360-3869, Alan Goldstein 30-360-2242 or Joe Pinti 330-442-3155.

Annual NLMC Christmas Bazaar
Nov 14-15
5th annual Nelson LMC Christmas Bazaar will be Nov 14th & 15th from 10-5 at the Nelson Community Center. Lots of craft items. Refreshments for sale.

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.

Annual RFC Craft Show
Dec 11-12
6th Annual RFC Craft Show will be Dec 11th, 9-5 and Dec 12th, 9-5. Lots of vendors, numerous different items and baked goods.

Breakfast with Santa
Dec 12
Breakfast with Santa will be Dec 12th at the Renaissance Family Center from 9-11am. Sponsored by Windham United Methodist Church.

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.

GARRETTSVILLE STRONG Book Sale

GARRETTSVILLE STRONG PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE book may be purchased at The Villager Emporium or the Village Bookstore, both on Main Street in Garrettsville.
The cost for each book is $25. If you would like the book mailed to you, please include an extra $3.50 per book. You can send your order to: Garrettsville Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 1, Garrettsville, OH 44231. All checks are made payable to Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce.
All proceeds from this book will be donated to the Garrettsville Strong Fund.