Hiram Community Trust: Grant Applications

Due by April 4 

Hiram Community Trust provides grant funds for projects that promote a spirit of cooperation among Hiram Village, Hiram Township, Hiram College, and James A. Garfield and Crestwood Local Schools. The purpose of these funds is to enrich life in the Hiram community by funding creative proposals for projects to support community enrichment. Grant applications are due no later than April 4. For an application, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

NGCC Food Donations

State Farm Agent, Shannan Jursa’s office now has a bin for drops offs to support the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard.   We will donate $10 to the Community Cupboard for every 10# of food donated.   For now, we plan to have the bin in our office through March.  Office located at 8454 Windham St., Garrettsville, OH 44231

American Legion Fish Fry


Windham American Legion fish fry every Friday from 4:30-8pm. Cost is $9. Choice of French fries or baked potato. First come, first serve, with a dessert!

American Legion Breakfast


Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.  Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188.

Water Dog Swim Lessons

Begin March 29

Need swim lessons? Well look no further than Hiram College.  This will be our final session of Water Dog Swim Lessons for the 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.  Sign up online at www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons.  Lesson times are from 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, and 5-6pm Sunday afternoons on March 29, April 12, 26, May 3, and 10.  Cost is fifty dollars.  For more information, please contact Brian O’Neill at 330.569.5343.

Homemade Kolache

Orders Due By March 21

St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking homemade Kolache for the Easter holiday and you may purchase this taste of Eastern Europe at the low cost of $10 each. Fillings offered are apricot, nut and poppy seed. To order contact Barbara Wolff at 330-872-1951. Pick up times will be March 24th from 9am-4pm and March 25 from 9am-6pm. Brighten your Easter holiday with the flavors and traditions of this tasty pastry. Order deadline is March 21st.

Pancake Breakfasts

Sundays in March

The Geauga County Historical Society will hold its annual Pancake Breakfasts on the five Sundays of March 2015, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Meals served in the Lennah Bond Activities Center on the grounds of Century Village Museum.  All-you-can-eat pancakes served with maple syrup produced from our own sugar bush.   Adults $7.00, children 5-12 $5.00, children 4 and under free.


March 12, 19, 26

Bingo every Thursday night in the parish hall at St. Michael Church, 9736 East Center Street, Windham.  Games start at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Women’s Bible Study

March 13

Coffee & Jesus women’s bible study will be Friday mornings at 10am starting March 13th at the Renaissance Family Center in Windham.

Fish Fry Fridays

March 13, 20, 27

Fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and beverages will be served from 4:30 – 7pm 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 and Huskies’ Touchdown Club.

Fish Fry

March 13, 20, 27

The Garrettsville Eagles are holding Friday fish fry throughout Lent. Dinners are a choice of fish, shrimp, chicken or a fish/shrimp combo. Meals are served with baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans, roll and butter. All meals are $9.00. Carryout is available by calling 330-527-2330. Open to the public.

Soup Supper

March 13

St. Ambrose Church CCD and DSR students will be performing “In Shadows” followed by a soup and bread supper on March 13th at 7pm. Admission is free, donations accepted.

Swiss Steak Dinner

March 14

The Nelson UMC will be hosting their Swiss Steak Dinner on March 14th at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle. Dinner is served from 4-6:30pm, cost is $9 for adults and $6 for kids 6 years and older. Dinner includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn casserole, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. Carry out is available.

Chili Cook-Off

March 14

Huntsburg Grange 15th annual chili cook-off and Chinese auction will be held March 14 from 11:30 – 2:30 in the Huntsburg Gym, intersection of Rt. 322 and Rt. 528.  Local favorites Bob Stanek and the Boys are Back band are returning for another fun musical experience.  Cake walk, food, kid’s games, 50/50 raffle, quilt raffle, vendors and local organizations  This is an event for the whole family.  Just $3 for a sampler pack and a vote for the People’s Choice award.  For more info or to enter your favorite recipe, call 440-636-5517 or 440-477-2822.

Winter Festival of Praise

March 14

The First Church of God, 426 West Broad St., Newton Falls, winter festival of praise will be March 14th at 6pm. The singers are from the local church and will be performing favorite melodies from the past and present. There will be a variety of desserts in the Family Activity Center following the concert. A love offering will be used for the music department to enhance our stage and sound equipment.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

March 14

New Mercies community church 12767 Butternut Road is having a corned beef and cabbage dinner on March 14th at 5 pm – corned beef and cabbage, beverage and dessert  or corned beef sandwich, chips, beverage and dessert. Adults $10 kids 6 to 12 $5 and kids under 5 are free; take out will also be available. Any information please call the church at 440 834 8386

Crestwood Ponytail League

March 14 & 19

Register your players for Slow-Pitch Softball  where everybody plays! Open to Girls Age 6 through Grade 12. Sign ups will be March 14 from 1-4pm   &  March 19 from  6:30 – 8pm at the Mantua Village Park Lodge. Watch for additional information and coupon in the February  Crestwood Comments.


Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Mar 15, 22, 29

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield American Legion will be hosting pancake and sausage breakfasts including eggs and home fries March 15, 22, & 29 from 9-1:30 at the Legion Home. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. For more information,  call: Will 440-635-0223. Also during these dates there will be a craft show in the Berkshire High School Gym from 9-1:30.

Parkman Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

March 15 & 22

The Parkman Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 47th annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfasts at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market – Rt. 422) on Sundays: March 15th and 22nd from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Adults eat for $8.00; children – $4.00 (Pre-schoolers are free). Adult take-outs are also available.

Pancake Breakfast

March 15

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee on March 15th from 8am to 1pm.  The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. The cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

Spring Craft Fair

March 15

Mark your calendar for the Spring Craft Fair on March 15th from 9-3 at the Red Maple Inn, 14707 South Cheshire Street, Burton, OH 44021. Join us at this fun, spring event where you’ll meet talented local artists, craftsman and vendors! Featuring handcrafted wood products, home décor, unique gifts, jewelry, bags, candles, soaps, lotions, wreaths, garden art, yummy treats and so much more! Come to Burton for the pancakes and stay for the fun! Admission and parking are FREE.

Republican Women’s Club Meeting

March 16

The Republican Women’s Club of Portage County will meet on March 16th at 6:30 p.m. at Honey Baked Ham Company, 9438 State Route 14, Streetsboro. The featured speaker will be Dr. Joel Mowery, Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County. Topics will include drug use and human trafficking, along with other issues that relate to Mental Health.  Reservations are required.  Call Jeneen Kubala at 330-687-4067, Doria Daniels at 330-673-7515, go to our Facebook Page and click on Attend

Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner

March 17

The Garrettsville Eagles will be serving corn beef and cabbage dinners on March 17th, along with Reuben sandwiches. Corn beef dinners include potatoes, carrots, and bread and butter. Reubens will be served with chips and pickles. Dinners are $9.00 and sandwiches are $5.00. Open to the public. Open at noon. Serving 12 pm to 9 pm.

St. Patrick’s Day Spirits

March 17

American Legion Post 674, 9960 E. Center Street Windham, Ohio extends our invitation to join us for St. Patrick’s Day Spirits. We are having Ruebens and fries stacked high for $8.00. Carry out available. Information 330-326-3188. March 17th from Noon to 8 p.m.

Tree City Carvers

March 17

Tree City Carvers monthly meeting will be March 17th at 7:30pm at Fred Fuller Park on Middlebury Road in Kent.  Share ideas about carving and community service.  See the work of many fine carvers . Meeting is open to the public and free to all. For more info call Larry Hurd 330-297-7905.

Bingo at St. Ambrose

March 17, 24, 31

Bingo every Tuesday night in the church hall at St. Ambrose Church, 10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville. Games (early bird) start at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

BioBuddies: Chicken School at Hiram College

March 17, 24, 31

Get your feathers on! Chicken School is back at Hiram College. Eggs Alive is the theme for this discovery program as preschool children (ages 3-5) explore chickens, eggs and observe the life inside as they incubate and hatch chicks. BioBuddies provides hands-on, developmentally appropriate educational experiences for early learners and are specially designed to develop the cognitive, social, creative and physical skills of early learners. Chicken School meets 1:00-2:30 March 17, 24 & 31 at Hiram College. To register, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Home Cooked Supper

March 18

The next home cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church will be March 18th from 5-6:30pm. This will feature; meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, super salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids. Carry-outs will be available. The church is located at 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls.

Crestwood Kindergarten Registration

March 18

2015-2016 Kindergarten registration packets are now available at Crestwood Primary School. Registration dates will be March 18th from 9am-4pm. Your child must be five years old on or before August 1st, 2015 to be eligible to register for Kindergarten. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Crestwood Primary School at 330-357-8202.

2015 Pond Clinic

March 19

Join the Geauga and Portage Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) for an informative and free Pond Program on March 19 from 6-8 pm at Centerville Mills Dining Hall, 8558 Crackel Road, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023.  Learn more about managing your pond with featured speakers Eugene Braig, Aquatic Ecosystems Specialist, OSU Extension and Bob Griesmer, Geauga SWCD Technician.  Eugene Braig will provide pond management strategies to minimize harmful algal blooms.  Bob Griesmer will offer tips for aquatic plant identification and management.  Now is your chance to ask the questions you’ve been “pondering”!  Registration is required due to limited seating, so please call Geauga SWCD at (440)834-1122 or email gprunty@geaugaswcd.com to register by March 16th.  Hope to see you there!

Craft & Collectible Show

March 21

There will be a Craft and Collectible Show at the Portage County Gardeners 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio 44266 (Rootstown area) on March 21st from 9-3. There will be local crafters and artisans selling a variety of handcrafted items, delicious food and baked goods, raffles and more. For more information or to reserve a table contact Pat Thomas 330-297-0232. This show is hosted by the Ravenna Garden Club of PCGC.

Spaghetti Dinner

March 21

Spaghetti and meatball dinner will be March 21st 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. Cost is $7 for adults, $4.50 for kids age 5-12 and free for kids 5 and under.

Nelson Ledges Archery

March 21, 22, 28, 29

Nelson Ledges Archery 3-D shoot starts March 21st & 22nd. Open to public. IBO qualifier shoot March 28 & 29, 8-2. 330-527-4940 or cell 330-780-7109.

Cookie Booths

March 21, 24, 28

Please come support Crestwood Middle School Girl Scout Troop 442 at our local cookie booths this month!  There are 8 varieties of cookies this year, including two new varieties: Rah-Rah Raisins and Toffee-Tastic (gluten-free).  Cash only – $4/box (gluten-free is $5/box).  Cookie booths can be found at: Streetsboro Giant Eagle, March 21 from 10:00am-1:00pm, Aurora Heinen’s March 24 from  5:00pm-8:00pm and Mantua Hardware March 28 from 11:00am-2:00pm

JAG Kindergarten Registration

March 24-26

Please call the James A. Garfield Elementary school to set up an appointment to register your child for Kindergarten.  The age requirement for the JAG School district is 5 years of age by Sept 30, 2015.  Registration and full screenings will take place on March 24, March 25 and March 26, 2015 at the Elementary School, these are the ONLY times we will do complete screenings.  Class lists will be finalized in May, so it is imperative that we have your child registered!   Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 for an appointment.  It is required that you bring in your child for this appointment.

Community Dinner

March 26

Renaissance Give Away March 26th Community Dinner. If you are interested in a little surprise, come eat with us. Time 5-6:30. Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham

Fish Fry & Silent Auction

March 27

Parkman Troop 4076 BSA will be hosting a fish fry & silent auction on March 27th from 4:30-7pm, at Parkman Community House. Dinner includes fish (Pollock), fresh cut fries or baked potato, coleslaw and beverage. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 5-10 years old. Alternate kid’s dinner available. Desserts available with donation. Sponsored by the Parkman Boy Scout Troop 4076. Chartered by Parkman Congregational Church.

Night at the Races

March 28

The JAG All Sports Boosters are hosting a Night at the Races on 3/28 at the Elks Club in Ravenna. Tickets are $30 apiece or $50 a couple. Dinner and 2 drinks are included. There will be side boards, over 100 raffle items and a cash bar in addition to  the races. Horses are available for $20.00. All proceeds benefit the G-Men Stadium Improvement Foundation.  For tickets please contact Athletic Director Jim Pfleger at (330) 527-0039 or jpfleger@jagschools.org

Spring Extravaganza Craft & Vendor Show

March 28

Spring Extravaganza Craft & Vendor Show March 28th from 11am-4pm located at the VFW Hall in Newton Falls, 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls, OH 44444. 30-40 Vendors and Crafters, 25 Vendor/Craft Raffle Baskets, 50/50 Drawing, Several Chinese Auctions, Refreshments for sale. All monies collected from above go Directly to VFW Post 3332.

Oink & Squeal

March 28

Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #459 presents their Annual Oink & Squeal Chinese auction and turkey raffle at the Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St., Burton, OH will be March 28th. Doors open at 5pm with the raffle beginning at 7pm. 1st place prize is $200, 2nd prize is $150 and 3rd prize is $75, along with 15 hams being given away. Raffle tickets are $2 each, Chinese auction tickets are 8 for $1. Admission is a non-perishable food, bath, personal hygiene item or cash donation to a local food bank. Refreshments will be available through the Legion kitchen. All proceeds will fund our Scholarship Program and Girls State Sponsorships.

Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast

March 29

The Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary will be hosting the Annual Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast featuring “All You Can Eat” buttermilk pancakes, on March 29, in St. Joseph’s Hughes Hall from 9am-1pm. Great Family Prices:  $7.00 for Adults, $5.00 for seniors, $4.00 for children (6-12), under 5 free. Plus, each child in attendance will be able to put their name in for a FREE drawing for two Easter baskets filled with goodies!  Hope to see you there! All proceeds benefit St. Joseph Parish’s PSR program.

Palm Sunday Dinner

March 29

St. Michael Church will be hosting their annual Palm Sunday Dinner on March 29th from 11am- 3pm in the church hall. The dinner will feature turkey/dressing, cabbage rolls, pasta, salads and homemade desserts. Prices are: adults ($11.00), children under twelve ($6.00) and children under five (free).  Carry-outs are available.

Irish Music Sessions

March 29

Sean Moore Irish music sessions at Hiram College spring dates are March 29th and May 3rd. Learn tunes at 2pm and open session at 3pm. Potluck refreshments—All welcome. Frohring Music Hall Room 102 (recital hall), 11746 Dean St., Hiram Village

Spring Break Day Camp

March 30-April 3

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting and annual Spring Break Day Camp.  It will be held March 30 through April 3 from 7:45 am to 4:00 pm. Participants must bring a sack lunch, water bottle and afternoon snack each day. Camp is held at John Tontimonia City Park – Tower Lodge. Enrollment is limited to the first 20 to register. For additional information contact Ravenna Recreation at 330-296- 2864.

Chicken Breast Dinner    April 11

Boneless baked chicken breast dinner at the First Christian Church, North Center Street in Newton Falls on April 11, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Menu also includes: Loaded baked potato, vegetables, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and drink. Proceeds for the wrought iron fence restoration at the East Side Cemetery. Advanced tickets may be purchased from any Association member or call Louanne at 330-872-1353. Ticket prices: 12-adult $9; Ages 3-11 $6, Ages 2 and under-free.

Young at Heart  Trip

May 4-9

St. Anselm Young of Heart from Chesterland are planning a 6-day trip planned for May 4th -9th to Vermont to celebrate “The Sound of Music’s” 50th Anniversary. This all-inclusive package includes:  3 nights at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT, 2 nights at the Turning Stone Casino with a $60 bonus; 13 meals; Vermont State Capitol including lunch; a history tour at the Trapp Family Lodge and viewing of “The Real Maria”; gratuities, and much, much more. The cost is $1,180 ($1,195 for non-members). For more information call Nancy Battenfield at 440-729-9684.

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.