American Legion Breakfast

Mondays

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.

Ox Roast Fair Raffle Tickets

Now Available

2015 Ox Roast Fair raffle tickets are available now. Take a chance at the first prize Harley Street Glide Special FLHXS Motorcycle valued at $20,599.00 & supplied by Carlton Harley Davidson of Mantua and second prize of $3,000.00 cash! Don’t see yourself riding a Harley? Carlton’s will help facilitate a sale if you don’t want to keep the prize. Tickets are $10.00 each or book of 6 for $50.00. Purchase online at stjosephmantua.weshareonline.org,  Miller’s of Mantua, Carlton Harley Davidson in Mantua, or Mantua Station Drug Co., through St. Joe parishioners, or during the 52nd Ox Roast Fair, July 17-19. Raffle Drawing held Sunday evening of the Fair at 9:30 p.m. (winners need not be present).

Arbor Day Celebration

April 17

Holden Arboretum’s Tree Tale Tellers will come to the Burton Public Library on April 17th at 10 am in anticipation of Arbor Day.  Join us for the fun as we honor our friends, the trees, with special stories and fun activities.  Everyone is welcome and no registration is required.

Pancake Benefit Breakfast

April 18

JAG High School Student Council is having an All you can eat Pancake Breakfast Benefit for the Neikirk Family on April 18th from 8 to noon.  Adults are $7.00 and children under 12 are $5.00.   5 and under are free.  There is a breakfast raffle too. Winner does not need to be present to win.  Profits will be given to People Tree for the Neikirk family.

Southington Community Relay for Life Craft Show

April 18

60+ Vendors & Crafters, Chinese Auction, 50/50, Girl Scout Cookies, Cake Walk, Beef Raffle, and much more at Southington School will be April 18th from 10-3. Hot food featuring The Hot Dog Shoppe’s famous sauce! Meet the groups in the community-Learn more about Relay for Life! Presented by Southington Relay for Life team! Southington School is located at 2482 St. Rt. 534, Southington, Oh 44470.

Hogs & Dogs

April 18

Legacy Dog Rescue, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, will be holding “Hogs and Dogs” an adoption event and lunch at the Warren Harley Davidson shop, 2102 Elm Road Warren, April 18th from 12-4pm.  We will also be raffling off some great baskets to include a $75 gas card and a $25 Harley Davidson gift card. Please come out and support our efforts to help the abused, neglected and abandoned dogs of Trumbull & Mahoning County.

Princess Party & Book Signing

April 18

There is a Princess Party & Book Signing at the Village Bookstore on April 18th from 2 to 3 pm. Young ladies are encouraged to attend in their favorite princess dresses. They will receive gifts and have a chance to meet Freya, the Goddess of Love, who will read the first chapter of The Enchanted Necklace, a new classic fairy tale written by Hiram College alum James Bradley Clarke.

The Bubble Lady

April 18

Celebrate National Library Week with the Bubble Lady!  Prepare to be amazed with this spectacular show at the Burton Public Library on April 18th at 11am.  You won’t believe your eyes as you see bubbles like you’ve never seen them before.  All ages are welcome and no registration required.  Please call the Burton Public Library at 440-834-4466 if you need more information.

Spaghetti Dinner

April 18

Garrettsville Eagles #2705, 8149 Water Street will be having a spaghetti and meatballs dinner, which will include salad, homemade bread, dessert and coffee. Dinner will be April 18th from 4:30-7:30pm. Cost is $9.00 adults, $5.00 children and under 4, free. Entertainment to follow. Open to public

Swiss Steak Dinner

April 18

The Nelson United Methodist Church will be hosting their Swiss steak dinner at the Nelson Community House on April 18th from 4-6:30pm. Price is $10 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12 and free for kids under 5. Dinner will consist of Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn casserole, drink and desserts. Carry out is also available at the same location.

Stuffed Cabbage Fundraiser

April 18

Portage County Council of the American Legion is having a stuffed cabbage fundraiser dinner.  Fundraiser will be held on April 18th at the Aurora Public Library, located at the corner of RT. 43 and Pioneer Trail Rds.  Dinner is from 5-7pm.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for kids under 12. Kids menu will be available.  Call Bill Vassileff at 330-274-2603 for any questions and reservations.  Tickets also available at the door.  Handicapped parking and entry at front of library.

All You Can Eat 

April 18

All you can eat indoors only spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held April 18th from 4-6pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge 507, 216 E. Main St., West Farmington. Cost is $7 for adults, $4.50 for kids 5-12, and free for kids under 5. Carry Out available. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, pie, coffee and lemonade.

Quarter Auction

April 18

Parents of Girl Scout Troop 124 will be holding a Quarter Auction fundraiser on April 18th at the Newton Falls Community Center. Admission is $10.00 per person which includes a pasta dinner and bidding paddle. Doors open 4:30 pm. Dinner is from 5-6pm. Auction begins 6pm. For tickets/information call Louanne 330-872-1353 or Teresa 330-503-9388.

Kitchen & Bath Cabinet Auction

April 18

Windham Brick by Brick Scholarship fund 2nd annual kitchen and bath cabinets charity auction will be April 18th at Windham Hardware. View at 10, sale at noon. Additional cabinets can be bought at Home Depot. Details at McGuire Auction website.

Mount Union Nature Center

April 19

Spring is creeping along so we will head south to greet it.  The 140 acre Mt. Union Nature Center, just south of Alliance, has a variety of trails for exploring a diverse and rolling landscape. The area is a mixture of second growth and old growth forests. The spring wildflowers will be blooming and a variety of birds will be singing as spring works its way north.  April 19, Sun. 2-4 pm. Call 330-823-7487 for info.

Free Christian Concert

April 19

Free Christian Concert featuring the Lordsmen from Elkview, WV will be April 19th at 11 am at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd., Garrettsville. The Lordsmen is a Southern Gospel male quartet, formed in 1966. Potluck dinner will immediately follow in the church fellowship Hall.

Pancake Breakfast

April 19

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee, April 19th from 8-1pm.  The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. The cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under.

Community Choir Free Spring Concert  

April 19 

The Ravenna Community Choir will be hosting our guest Mary McDonald from Knoxville, Tennessee. She is a multi-talented musician as a composer, arranger, pianist and organist. We will be performing some of her gospel music!!The concert is free, April 19th at 2:30pm.  Refreshments will follow after the concert. Concert will be held at the Ravenna Assembly of God Church of 6401 ST RTE 14 Ravenna, OH 44266. For details call 330-296-3247.

Republican Women’s Club Meeting

April 20

The Republican Women’s Club of Portage County will meet on April 20th at 6:30 p.m. at Kinsey‘s Korner Restaurant & Pizzeria, 1281 State Route 183, Atwater, OH 44201. The featured speakers will be Julie Aldrich & Perry Alexandrides. The topic will be undocumented immigrants.  The actions that Ohio’s taken to prevent non-citizen registrations & voting.  Reservations are required.  Call Jeneen Kubala at 330-687-4067, Doria Daniels at 330-673-7515, or please go to our Facebook Page and click on Attend

Monthly Meal

April 20, May 18, June 15

Christ Lutheran, Mantua, will be hosting their monthly free meal on April 20, May 18 and June 15 from 5 to 6:30 PM. The Church is located on State Route 44 in Mantua just  south of Crestwood High School.  Please come and enjoy a delicious meal and a chance to visit with friends and neighbors. Looking forward to see you there.

Tree City Carvers Meeting 

April 21

Tree City Carvers Meeting will be April 21st at 7:30pm, this meeting will be held at the Kent Historical Society Museum; 237 East Main St. , Kent. The Historical Society wants to thank the Tree City Carvers for carving the architectural pieces needed to complete their renovations of the building. They will give members a tour of the building and serve refreshments as well.   We are asked to park in the new Municipal Courthouse parking lot, (next door), and walk over to the museum building.  There is a handicap access at the back entrance to the museum with a very small parking area.  For more information call president, Larry Hurd at 330-297-7905.

RFC Dinner

April 23

What’s for dinner? I don’t know. What do you mean, you don’t know? What I do know, last month 109 people ate there. The month before, 200 people ate there. So whatever is for dinner, IT’S GOOD. Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr., Windham. April 23rd from 5-6:30 pm.

Earth Day Celebration at CPS and CIS Schools

April 24

Join the Earth Day Celebration for Crestwood Primary and Intermediate students and their families at Crestwood Primary School in Mantua on April 24th from 4:30-6:30. This 11th annual celebration is totally free, and will offer many educational stations where your child can receive interesting and valuable information from groups including Portage County Recycling, Portage County Soil and Water and the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. In addition, they’ll create wonderful Earth Day art projects. CPS staff will also be raffling off the 2014-2015 class keepsakes — collaborative art piece made by each classroom in K-2 and afternoon preschool. Weather permitting, children can participate in habitat hikes.  Mark your calendars, and come help us celebrate the Earth!

Spring Rummage Sale

April 24 & 25

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church is hosting their annual Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on April 24th from 9-5 and April 25th from 9-1. Saturday is bag day.

Open House & Rummage Sale

April 25

The Huntsburg Grange 2541 will be holding its annual open house and rummage sale on April 25th from 10-2, in the Huntsburg Town Hall at the intersection of Rt. 528 and Rt. 322.  Come learn about the Grange and find some bargains!  Food available.

Pasta 4 Paws

April 25

Join Rose’s Rescue for our 3rd Annual “Pasta 4 Paws” Pasta Dinner and Basket Auction April 25th from 2-7, at our new venue, The Ravenna VFW, 6000 New Milford Road.  Take outs available. Auction drawing immediately following, over 150 baskets. Tickets: Adults: $8.00, Children (5-12) $5.00, Under 5 years old eat for free!! Dinner includes pasta with meatballs, salad, bread & butter, drink and dessert. All proceeds benefit all the paws at Rose’s Rescue!! For more information, call Kim at (724)456-3515. Winners need not be present for auction drawing.

Opening Reception

April 25

Trumbull Art Gallery is featuring two fine shows, from April 25th to May 23rd.  In the Main Gallery is Fiber Works, highlighting quilts by Pat Workman and sculptural collaborations by Ed Hallahan and Jacki Mountan.  In the North Gallery is a show by Five Artists – Eric Alleman, Francesca Baldarelli, Paul Burgess, Sarah Oliver, and Daniel Rauschenbach.  Trumbull Art Gallery is located at 158 N. Park Avenue, and is open from noon to 4 pm, Tuesday thru Saturday.  Admission is free. On April 25th from 7-9 pm, the Trumbull Art Gallery is hosting an Opening Reception for Fiber Works and Five Artists.  Come and meet some of the artists and enjoy the show.

Chicken Dinner

April 25

The Wayland Community Church (WCC) is having a chicken dinner on April 25th from 4-6pm at the Shearer Community Center/Paris Twp. Fire Station.  The menu includes chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, vegetable, coleslaw, and dessert.  Adults are $10, students $8, and children four and under are free.  Proceeds go to the WCC Building Fund to update and improve its handicapped facilities.  The address of the community center is 9355 Newton Falls Rd., Ravenna, which is located in Paris Twp.  Please contact Deanna at (330) 620-1265 for information or tickets.

Steak Cookout

April 25

The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Steak Cookout on April 25th from 4-7 pm at the Newton Falls Community Center at 52 East 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, by calling Bob at 330-872-3854, or stop by Tom Palmer’s office at 41 West Broad Street.

Clothing Give-Away

April 25

Mantua Center Church Clothing Give-Away will be April 25th from 9-noon. All sizes, all seasons, both genders shoes, boots, and bags.

Pork Chop Dinner

April 25

Lordstown Village, Lordstown Christian Church, Lordstown UAW 1714 Retirees and Liberty Tax pork chop dinner and concert on April 25th. Dinner will be from 4-6:30 pm and free concert from 6:30-8:30pm featuring The Tabloid Twangers. This event will take place at Lordstown Administration Building, 1455 Salt Sprigs Rd., Lordstown. Cost for dinner is $9 for adults, $4 for kids age 12 and under. Dinner will include: stuffed pork chops, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, dessert and beverage.

Knee Deep in Bluebells. 

April 26

One of the most unbelievable and spectacular sights in all of Ohio is the riot of wildflowers at the Poland Forest, near  Youngstown.  Join us April 26 from 9 – 11:30  a.m. 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. 330-757-2112.

Prevent Blindness Ohio

April 28

Ravenna Lions Club Prevent Blindness Ohio program featuring speaker Becky Lehman from the Portage County Health Department will be April 28th. Desserts and beverages at 6:30pm,  Meeting at  7:00pm. RSVP – Monday April 20. Program will take place at Christian Life Center: 1972 East Summit Rd (Corner of Summit Rd & St Rte 261) Kent, OH 44240. For detail call President Deborah Sunderland: 330-730-2114 or debor19869@cs.com

Understanding Soil Testing

April 29

Review and Understand Soil Test Results. This class will be free and will take place April 29th from 7-9pm. You did as recommended and tested your soil.  You sent off the sample and received your results.  Learn to interpret and understand those soil test results. Preregistration for classes is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.   To register please call the OSU Extension office at 440-834-4656. All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted.  For more information and updates, visit:   www.geauga.osu.edu

Rummage Sale

April 30-May 2

Rummage Sale at Christ Covenant Church, Rt. 87 Middlefield will be April 30th and May 1st from 9am-3pm and May 2nd from 9-Noon. Bake Sale & Chinese Auction. Household, Clothing, Games, Toys, Glassware, Misc. Now accepting donations (440) 632-9510

Huge Rummage Sale

April 30, May 1 & 2

A Treasure Trove of Terrific Things!! Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, Ohio 44444. April 30th & May 1st from  9am to 5pm. Bake sale and lunch will also be available and  May 2nd from 9am to 12 noon will be bag day.

Church Women United Meeting

May 1

Church Women United meeting is Friday, May 1 at Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road, Huntsburg. Registration begins at 9:30 am and a Salad Buffet Lunch will be served after the Worship Program. Bring the Love Loaves and canned or paper goods for the Food Cupboard, please. All are welcome to this meeting. If you need any further information, please call Lynnette at 440-477-2822.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

May 1

Hiram Christian Church is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, May 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The money raised will help support the XPLOR Program. XPLOR is a faith based ten month residency for young adults who wish to live a life of care and service. Four area churches sponsored and supported our first residents this year. We will welcome four new residents in August. The cost for the spaghetti, bread, salad, drink and dessert will be $7.50 for adults and $3.00 for children or $20 for a family.

Wildflowers and Wine 

May 1

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.) on MAY 1, Fri. 5-7 pm.

Spring Mother’s Day Sale

May 1 & 2

Come shop for your Mom and get some of our new spring creation, May 1st & 2nd from 10-2. This will be at Hiram Farm Living & Learning Community, 11543 Garfield Road, Hiram, OH  44255. Ceramics, flowers, patriotic displays, soaps, candles, rugs, potholders, cookie mixes, lotions,  scrubs,  jam, Franklin furniture and much more!

Spring Wildflower Hike

May 2

Spring wildflower hike at Eagle Creek Nature Preserve, 11027 Hopkins Rd., Garrettsville, will be May 2nd from 10am-noon. Join us as we are treated to one of the best spring wildflower displays in Northeast Ohio. No registration is required. For more information call (330)-527-5118.

Benefit for Jeff Douglas

May 2

Benefit for Jeff Douglas will be May 2nd from 1-8pm at the Mantua Civic Center. Bake sale, Chinese auction, Hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments and entertainment throughout the day. Raffle will begin at 7pm; Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, winners need not be present. Jeff Douglas is a resident of the Mantua Community and is battling esophageal cancer. 100% of all donations from the day will be given to Douglas. If you would like to donate a raffle item, raffle basket, bake sale items, etc., please email RallyaroundJeffD@yahoo.com or contact Maria Douglas 330-612-2512 or Kathleen Block 330-221-6109.

Blood Drive

May 4

Falls Home Remodeling is hosting a Blood Drive at their showroom, 104-A East Broad St, Newton Falls on May 4th from 1-6 pm. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. So please come out and donate. You never know who’s life you are saving!

Auditions for Charlotte’s Web the Musical

May 4 & 5

Audition dates for Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre “ Charlotte’s Web the Musical” are May 4th & 5th at 7pm in the James A. Garfield High School Auditorium. Auditions are for males and females from age 9 through adult. Please have 16 bars of a song ready and bring your own sheet music. Also, have a 30 second to 1 minute monologue prepared. The production runs July 18, 19. 25 and August 1, 2015. For more information contact Director, Justin Steck at 216-310-1913

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.

Geauga Consumer Connection

May 6

Save this date to attend Geauga Consumer Connection Wednesday, May 6 from 4:00 to 7:30 at the Sisters of Notre Dame Education Center, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon. The address is south of US322 on Auburn Road, drive in the long drive and watch for parking signs. Everyone is welcome to this one day, once a year, expo for all businesses in Geauga County. If you have a business, product, or are a food vendor, and would like to be involved in the expo, go to www.geaugaconsumerconnection.com to find out how to register.

Newton Falls Plant Exchange

May 9

On May 9th our annual free event will take place at the JC Pavilion on Center Street in Newton Falls from 9 am until 12 noon.  To participate, simply bring at least 6 plants to trade with other gardeners. Fancy pots not required- any old box or bag will do.  Live music will be provided by the city.  Also, a variety of vendors will be set up to sell their wares.  Call Susan at 330-718-3469 or check out our Facebook page at Newton Falls Plant Exchange with any questions or inquiries.

Make Your Own Fairy Garden     

May 9

Make your own fairy garden, May 9th from 10-1. Cost is $35. Fairy gardens are becoming increasingly popular, perhaps because these lovely miniatures are so individual and such fun.  Join us and spend a few hours in the world of whimsical miniature landscapes.  You’ll learn about Fairy Gardens and create your own. Container, soil, plants and miniature accessories all provided.   Bring your imagination. To register please call the OSU Extension office at 440-834-4656. Make checks payable to OSU Extension and mail to P.O. Box 387, Burton, OH 44021. All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted.  For more information and updates, visit:   www.geauga.osu.edu

Waterfalls and Wildflowers

May 9

Waterfalls and wildflowers hike at Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve, 51766 Pancake Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH 44441, will be May 9th from 10am-noon.  Join us as we trek through the pristine sandstone gorge of the preserve, viewing wildflowers and three amazing waterfalls. No registration is required. For more information call (330)-527-5118. This is a moderately difficult hike that does not follow a trail. This hike may not be suitable for young children or visitors with mobility difficulties.

David Leach Research Station.  

May 13

Closed to the general public, the Leach Gardens is a research facility of the Holden Arboretum in Madison, Ohio. It is internationally famous for its development of new varieties of rhododendrons.   A wide range of flowering trees and shrubs and an amazing rhododendron collection will be in full bloom. Birding should be good due to its closeness to the Lake Erie shoreline. To be held May 13, Wed. 2-4 pm.

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.

Full Moon Hike

May 30

Full Moon hike at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve, 11027 Hopkins Rd. Garrettsville, will be May 30th from 8-10pm. Join us as the almost full “Strawberry Moon” lights our path as we explore the night sounds and activities of nature. Event is contingent upon sky conditions. Bring a pair of binoculars to view the moon in more detail!  This is a free event but registration is required. For more information call (330)-527-5118

Bras for a Cause 5k Run/Walk

June 20

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Bras for a Cause 5K run/walk will be June 20th at 9am. Race starts and finishes at Mountain Run Station, start The Maple Highlands Trail, out and back Geauga Park District; 21601 Chardon-Windsor Road, Chardon. Preregistration adults $20, Students (18 & under) $15, Race Day registration (opens at 7:30) adults $25, Students $20. Rain or shine event – all entries are nonrefundable, includes short-sleeve cotton t-shirt for first 200 registrants and post-race refreshments. Medals for the top three overall males and females and an invitation to attend the Bras for a Cause Luncheon. Register online at www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=32106 by June 19th at 9am.

5K Race & 1 mile run/walk

June 28

5K Race & 1 Mile Run/walk to benefit Glioma Childhood Cancer Research will be June 28th at 9am. Prizes include medals for top place finishers (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) in various age groups. Register online using internet search engine with keywords: Friends of Melana, Register, 2015 Eventbrite, or register on race day (limited shirts available for race day registration).  Contact Diana Morris: 330-931-1660, be4himo.oh@sbcglobal.net or Doug Paroff: 330-351-3507, dparoff@yahoo.com.