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Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry. Friday nights from 4-7:30pm.  Fish, shrimp or chicken tender dinners, also served as a combo. Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans and dinner roll. To go orders welcome 330-527-2330.


Monday Breakfast


American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning breakfasts, serving from 7:30-11am at 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost is $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Cost includes coffee and juice. Takeout is available. For more info call 330-326-3188


Spring Soccer Signups

Register Now

Soccer Signups for Current 7th and 8th grade Coed Garfield students in Geauga County League with Brosius Rd as home field.  Travel to Geauga County is required but not provided. Tentative practices to begin mid April and games in May. Contact Kim Curry 330-527-2186 or curryk19@yahoo.com.  Cost is $25.00 each.  Coached by the Garfield High School soccer coaches


All New Lenten Pierogi & Fish Dinner

Through Apr 11

The Mantua Knights of Columbus are once again hosting their Annual Lenten Dinners every Friday during Lent 3/07- 4/11. Location will be at their hall on S.R.44 (North of S.R. 82). Door will be open 5:00-8:00 p.m. Serving ends at 7:30 pm. Enjoy your choice of combinations of pierogis, all new baked, beer battered cod or breaded shrimp. Takeout’s available after 4:30 p.m. by calling 330-274-2576. Prices are adults $12.00, seniors $11.00, kids 12 and under $6.00 for the pierogi and fish sticks or pierogi and shrimp dinners (as always mac and cheese, available as a substitute for kids side). All major credit cards accepted.


Soup & Sandwich Suppers

Through April 16

On Wednesdays throughout the season of Lent (March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9,16), soup and sandwich suppers will be held 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the community rooms of the Garrettsville United Methodist Church (handicapped accessible)for all those seeking to be filled with food  and fellowship.    Come to partake. Come to contribute. Come.


Spring Fling Raffle

Buy Now

Buy your ticket now for Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County’s Spring Fling Raffle. Tickets are $50 and only 200 will be sold. If all 200 are sold, one person will win $5000. In the event that 200 are not sold, a straight 50/50 drawing will be implemented. Don’t wait! To purchase your ticket call the Big Brothers & Sisters office at 330-296-6655.


Red Shield Pantry – Ravenna

1st Weds of the Month

South Portage Red Shield Pantry will be opened the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11am-1pm. Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 251 West Spruce Ave., Ravenna. Please bring photo ID and your own bags to carry food. For more info call 330-296-7371.


Newton Falls Football Fish Fry Fridays

Now-Good Friday

Lenten fish fry at Newton Falls VFW every Friday now through Good Friday. Now – April 11th from 4-9 pm and April 18th from 11-9pm. Dinners include fried fish, bread and your choice of 3 sides. Cost is $9 for adults, $8 for Veterans and $7 for children 10 and under. The VFW Post is located at 433 Arlington Blvd in Newton Falls. Hosted by the Newton Falls Mothers Club. Proceeds to benefit the Newton Falls Football program. Call in orders 234-223-0448.


#Garrettsville Strong Fundraiser Book

Contents of the book will include: History of the development of Main Street area of the fire, compiled memories from the public, Main Street on fire, Recovery, Rebuild. Send your info and pictures to Nelson United Methodist Church% Pam Montgomery, PO Box 210 Garrettsville, OH 44231.


Friday Night Fish Fry

April 11

Windham American Legion Post 674 fish fry Friday nights 4-7:30pm now through Lent.  Fish, chicken, shrimp or combo dinners available. Also choice of 2 sides- green beans, mac n’ cheese, coleslaw, applesauce , and a dessert. Cost $8.00 per dinner children under 5 free. Carry out available, call 330-326-3188. Legion post is located on S. R.303 in Windham. Sponsored by American Legion S.A.L.


All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

April 11

The Western Reserve Kiwanis is proud to announce that proceeds from our next All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will go to the #Garrettsville Strong Fund & the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard!  Dinner is April 11th from 5-7 pm in Dix & the Ballroom in the Hiram College Kennedy Center. Dinner includes spaghetti with choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and ice cream, all for $6.00 for adults, children 8 and under FREE! Carry-out available! Anyone willing to help with the set-up, cooking, serving or clean up, please contact Carol Donley at donleycc@hiram.edu


Fish Fry      

April 11 & 18 

Fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and beverages will be served from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market/St. Rt. 422 – 1/4 mile east of St. Rt. 528 in Parkman).  Adult dinners are $9.00 (Dine-in or take-out).  Desserts will be available for an additional donation.  (An alternate kid-friendly dinner will also be available for $5.00 each.)  Sponsored alternately by Parkman Boy Scout Troop 76, Cub Scout Troop 4076, and Huskies’ Touchdown Club.  Please come out and enjoy a good meal and support our sponsors.


Oink & Squeal Party

April 12

The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459 Oink and Squeal Party raffle and Chinese auction will be April 12th. Doors open at 5pm and raffle begins at 7pm. Raffle tickets are $2.00 each. 1st prize $250, 2nd prize $150 and 3rd prize $75, as well as 20 hams. Admission is nonperishable food and bath items or cash donations. The post is located at 1450 Goodwin St. For tickets contact any American Legion Ladies Auxiliary member.


Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 12

The 61st annual Newton Falls Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Girl Scouts will be held April 12th at 1 pm at the Community Center basketball courts. The event is for ages 2 through 10. There will be 8000 eggs placed, all with prizes. The Easter Bunny will be visiting with guests. Anyone wishing to donate of help in any way, please call Shara Sullivan 330-872-7333.


Easter Egg Hunt

April 12

The Church of Christ, 9837 Wolf Rd, Windham, is having their monthly family activity day on April 12th from 3-5pm. We will be having an Easter Egg Hunt, games, prizes, a Veggie Tale video and will serve hot dogs and punch. Everyone is welcome!


Swiss Steak Dinner

April 12

The Nelson UMC will be hosting a Swiss steak dinner on April 12th at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle. Dinner is served from 4:30-7pm, at last year’s price of $9 for adults. The dinner consists of tender Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn casserole, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. Carry-out is also available.


Free Clothing Giveaway

April 12

Mantua Center Christian Church will be having a free clothing giveaway on April 12th from 9-1 at 4118 St. Rt. 82 in Mantua. Everything is clean and ready to wear; we accept donations of gently used or new clothing items.



Scotch Doubles

April 13

Scotch Doubles to benefit Lexy Ule Mission Trip will be April 13th at 2pm. $40 per couple, includes 3 games of bowling, show rental, pizza, beer, pop or coffee, Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. For info or reservations call Kim Ule 330-977-0092.


All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

April 13

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an ALL YOU CAN EAT spaghetti dinner on April 13th at Saint Mary’s social hall, 120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Adults: $7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), Children: Free (5 & under). Carryouts available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865


NRA First Steps Shotgun Course 

April 13

Buying or just bought your first shotgun? Interested in learning how to shoot trap? Do you have a spouse, family member or friend who wants to shoot? This course is for you. NRA Certified Instructors to provide training with classroom and range instruction. Loaner shotguns, ammunition, targets, NRA training material and refreshments provided. Student needs to provide eye and ear protection. April 13th from  9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Streetsboro Sportsman Association, 11280 Bloom Rd, Nelson Twp. 44231-9774. Price is $10.00 Please contact Tammi Peters, 330-527-0088 or tammip88@earthlink.net for more information and registration.


Bishop Murry’s Visit & Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast 

April 13

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, will be at St. Joseph’s in Mantua on Palm Sunday! Let us welcome him as he makes a parish visit and presides at the 11:15 a.m. Mass. Be sure to greet him as we enjoy our annual Pancake Breakfast at St. Joseph’s and the Mantua K of C on April 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall.  The event features “All You Can Eat” Buttermilk Pancakes served with sausage patties & syrup, fruit toppings, and your choice of coffee, tea, orange juice. or milk. Great family prices:  adults $7.00 • seniors $5.00 • children (6-12) $4.00 • children 5 & Under FREE. Theme basket raffles are also a part of the fun! For more information, please visit www.stjosephmantua.com.


Appalachian Experience Bake Sale

April 13

During the Pancake Breakfast on Palm Sunday, April 13th, St. Joseph’s Appalachian Experience group will hold a bake sale to raise funds for their trip to Clintwood, VA in June to participate in their St. Joseph’s Housing Repair Program. All bakers may drop off their baked goods in the school hallway before Mass. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Portage County Gardeners – Speaker Series

April 15

Bill Johnson, an accomplished public speaker, naturalist, historian, filmmaker, re-enactor, wilderness skills instructor, and author will present an overview of native living in this area from prehistoric to historic times and then will focus on plants, planting, bio-engineering, native horticulture/agriculture and how all that effects us today. Bill’s personal experiences and commitment to detail provide an interesting insight to native American life. This event is open to the public and admission is free. April 15th at 1 pm. For more information, please contact Marilyn Tyger, 330.348.6089, tygerhyde@aol.com


Spaghetti Dinner

April 15

Crestwood All-District Concert spaghetti dinner will be April 15th from 5-8pm in the High School cafeteria. Dine-in, Take-out, 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, music. Tickets are $9 at the door, ages 4-11 or 62 and up are $5. Presale tickets are $7. Call 330-606-9423 to get yours!


Full Moon Field Station Talk: It’s Not Easy Seeing Green (Wetland Plant ID)

April 16 

Emliss Ricks, retired ODNR Natural Areas & Preserves manager for NE Ohio and current Hiram College Field Station Steward, will talk about wetland plant identification and how “knowing your greens” can help the environment. The talk is free and begins at 7:00pm at the Field Station (11305 Wheeler Rd., Garrettsville). For more information, phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Home Cooked Supper

April 16

The next home-cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will feature meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, super salad, rolls, homemade desserts and beverage. This will be held from 5-6:30pm on April 16th.  Cost is $7 for Adults; $5 for kids 10 and younger. Carryouts will be available.


Monthly Meeting

April 17

The retires 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 April 17th at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren.


Burton Easter Egg Hunt

April 19

The Burton Easter Egg Hunt will be held April 19th at Burton Village Park at 11am. Ages 1-6 welcome  -rain or shine.


JAG Pancake Breakfast

April 19

James A. Garfield Student Council will be sponsoring an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 19 from 8am-noon at Garfield Elementary School.  Pancakes will be served with sausage, juice, milk or coffee and pure maple syrup donated by Mark Apple. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.  All proceeds will be donated to #GarrettsvilleStrong.


Open House & Rummage Sale

April 19

The Huntsburg Grange #2541 is holding its annual Open House and rummage sale on April 19th beginning at 10:00 until 2:00.  Learn about the Grange and find a few bargains.  No early birds, please.  Lunch will be available.  Call 636-5517 for information.  Also, plan to visit the Huntsburg Historical Society open house on the same day at the same time in the Museum in the Community Center.  See their website atwww.huntsburghistoricalsociety.com.


Pancake Breakfast

April 19

Hiram Police Department pancake breakfast “Shop with a Cop” fundraiser will be held April 19th from 9-1 in Dix Dining Hall at Hiram College Kennedy Center. All-you-can- eat pancakes, $6.00 adults and $3.00 children under 10. Proceeds to benefit the “Shop with a Cop” program.


Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

April 19

A Spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held April 19th from 4-7pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rt. 88 in West Farmington. Dinner includes Salad, Bread, Pie, Coffee, and Juice. Cost is $7.00 for Adults, Ages 5-12 $4.50. Under 5 is FREE. Carry-outs are available for $7.50, Come join us and ask.


Nelson Twp. Easter Egg Hunt

April 19

The Nelson Township Easter Egg Hunt will be held April 19th at Pixley Park at 2pm. Ages 3-11 welcome, if rain should occur, the hunt will be moved to the Community House. The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance, so bring your camera!


Breakfast with the Bunny

April 19

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt will be April 19th from 8-10am at the Windham UMC, 9051 N. Main St. in Windham. Open to kids ages 12 and under. Free picture with the Bunny, craft making, Easter egg hunt, and have breakfast on us


Red Shield Pantry

April 22

North Portage Red Shield Pantry will be opened the 4th Tuesday of each month from 11am-1pm. The Salvation Army, 9005 Wilverne Drive, Windham. Please bring photo ID & your own bags to carry food. For more info call, 330-326-6133.


Rummage Sale

April 25 & 26 

Rummage Sale at the Portage County Gardeners Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area) April 25th  & 26th from 9-2p.m. Clothes, books, nick-knacks, craft stuff, household items, bedding, purses, shoes, bags,& miscellaneous


Indoor Yard Sale

April 26

Indoor Yard Sale will be held on April 26th from 9am to 4pm at Christian Life Center’s new location; 1972 East Summit Road Kent at the corner of ST RT 261 and Summit Road. Vendors are needed. Rental spaces are available for $20.00 per space. Spaces size 8×8 feet. All vendors must provide own tables and chairs. Set-up times are Friday 6:00 – 8:00pm and Saturday 7am – 8:45am.  Something for everyone! Household items, collectibles, furniture, toys, books, jewelry, accessories, tasty baked goods, hot dogs and much more! For vendor applications, call Irene at (330)296-9109 or the church at (330)678-9234.


Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

April 26

On April 26th there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and we will serve until 6:30, unless we run out. Dinner will include mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeouts are available.


Spring Rummage Sale

April 26

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on April 25th from 9-5 and April 26th from 9-1. Saturday is bag day. The rummage sale will take place in the church hall.


Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner 

 April 26

The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Steak Cookout on April 26th from 4 to 7pm at the Newton Falls Community Center on Quarry Street.The meal includes a 14-ounce sirloin steak, on the grill, cooked as you wish, salad, potato, drink, and dessert, all for $15.00. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any NF Kiwanis member or by calling Bob at 330-872-3854. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Kiwanis meets every Tuesday (except the last Tuesday of the month) at 6:30 pm at The Covered Bridge Inn Restaurant. We welcome new members.


Earth Day at Hiram: Roots of Resilience, Routes to Change

April 26

Celebrate the Earth and empower yourself to be sustainable. Three speakers will present on a diversity of topics, including climate change, conservation, home energy efficiency and grassroots activism, demonstrating the sometimes subtle and unseen links between environmental issues and everyday activities. Community members are encouraged to bring their children and participate in a variety of child-friendly activities, including face-painting, nature games and crafts. Activities and speakers throughout the day (10:00am-5:00pm). ?All are welcome for this FREE event at Hiram College. For information, call 440-265-06217 or email josephca@hiram.edu.


Spaghetti Dinner

April 26

Windham UMC Spaghetti Dinner will be April 26th from 4:30-7 pm. Dinner includes all-you-can eat spaghetti, coleslaw, bread and butter, dessert and beverage. The church is located at 9051 N. Main Street in Windham.


Knee Deep in Bluebells

April 27

One of the most unbelievable and spectacular sights in all of Ohio is the riot of wildflowers at the Poland Forest, near Youngstown. Here, in a setting among some of the largest trees in the state, thousands upon thousands of wild bluebells and other spring wildflowers bloom. The forest floor is literally awash with a carpet of bluebells, dabs of red and white trilliums and a haze of marsh marigolds; the artistry of nature in all it is glory. The hike begins at 4:00pm. Hiking fee: $7 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($10 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register and for directions.


Shalersville School Reunion Reservations

April 28

On May 3rd The Shalersville School Reunion will be held in the Shalersville Town Hall. A banquet dinner of stuffed chicken breast and beef tenderloin will be served at 5:30.  All former classmates and friends are welcome to attend; cost is $15.00 per person.  Prepaid reservations need to be made by April 28th to Judy Richardson at 8945 Cooley Rd., Ravenna, Oh 44266 or call 330-297-9681.  We will Honor the Classmates of 1944,1954,1964 and the oldest and youngest classmates present.  There will a few other surprises and the Shalersville Historical Museum will be open from 4:00 to 5:00 that afternoon.


Wildflower Lollapalooza & Wine Fest

May 3

Discover the amazing display of wildflowers along the trails of the Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve near Garrettsville. Following our exploration of the forest, we will retire to the nearby Candlelight Winery for a little sip of the grape. Meet at the Eagle Creek preserve 2 miles northeast of Garrettsville on Center St, and 1 mile south on Hopkins Rd. Hiking fee: $5 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($8 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.


Secret Garden: Moore, Draime Estate Gardens

May 9

This beautiful garden in Howland is operated by Kent State University and is closed to the public. A wide variety of plants are found in the well planned perennial garden, the formal English and Italian gardens, conifer collection, and walled vegetable and water gardens. The ground also contain a unique sculpture collection by Caroline Stacey and others. Directions will be provided upon registration. Fee: $12 for members of the Friends of the Field Station ($15 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.


Newton Falls Plant Exchange- It’s Spring in the Falls!

May 10

Join us on May 10th from 9 AM until Noon at Newton Falls Park to meet with other gardeners and to trade plants.  Just bring at least 6 plants to trade (more are always welcome).  Fancy pots are not required; any old box or bag will do.  In addition to the plants, a band will provide live music so bring a lawn chair and relax. There will be a few vendors and Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County will be there with some adoptable pets as well.  The event takes place at JC Pavilion on Center Street at the City Park.  Call Susan with any questions at 330-718-3469 or look us up on Facebook at Newton Falls Plant Exchange.


Football & Cheerleading Sign Ups

May 10 & 24

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding signups for football and cheerleading on May 10th and 24th  at the Community center stone pavilion. The signups will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The signups are for children 6 yrs. old to 12 yrs. old as of July 31st. Please bring a copy of child’s birth certificate for the league. The cost is $ 60.00 registration fee with $20.00 volunteer fee. For information please contact Angie Wilcox 330-872-7027 or for cheer leading Carrie Byrd @ 330- 301-6131.



May 31- June 28

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an instructional T-ball program for boys and girls ages 4 and 6; child must be at least 4 years old before May 31st. The fundamentals of basic baseball / softball are taught as children learn better throwing, catching and batting techniques using tennis balls and batting tees. Classes will be held on Saturdays May 31st to June 28th from 10-11:15am. at Havre Woods Park in Ravenna.  Registration fee for City Taxpayers (live or work in the Ravenna City) is $32.00 or Non-City Taxpayers is $40.00.


Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and 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.


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 susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726