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Upcoming Community Events in Portage, Geauga, and Trumbull

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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
The Community Center at Mantua Center will be open just two more Tuesdays, October 27 and November 10, before closing down for the holidays and winter. Free coffee is ready by the time the watercolor painting group gathers at 9:30, and more is made as needed. We hope to finish the jigsaw puzzle we’re working on before we shut down. Sewing projects are available, and our crochet teacher hopes to be there. Potluck lunch is at noon. As always, we are closed on election day. Township citizens, come and vote in the same space!

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

JAG Fruit Sale
Now-Nov 13
James A. Garfield Marching Pride Band Fruit Sale! The bands annual fruit sale is under way!! Call the high school at 330-527-4341 or contact your favorite band member to place an order. Order deadline is November 13th. Delivery will be the week of December 7th.

Bingo
Oct 22 & 29
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 6:00 pm. Games start at 7:00 pm. Please come and support St. Michael’s Church! We look forward to seeing you!

“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.

Powerful Love Seminar
Oct 23 & 24
Powerful Love: A Biblical Model of Relational Balance. This is a free seminar for anyone looking to enhance your ability to relate to others. Please call 330-297-6424 to register if you plan to attend. This event takes place both October 23rd from 7-8:30pm and October 24th from 9-11am at Maplewood Christian Church 7300 State Route 88 in Ravenna.

Fall Festival
Oct 24
Fall festival at Ravenna Moose Lodge #1234 & Chapter #540 will be October 24th from noon-5. Open to the public. Special appearance by The Son of Ghoul will be from noon-2pm. $2 hot dog lunch, game tickets 10 for $5, costumes welcome! The lodge is located at 5727 State Route 14, Ravenna Ohio 44266.

Trunk or treat
Oct 24
Pricetown Church in Newton Falls will be holding their annual trunk or treat on October 24th from 5-7pm. Come join the fun! The church is located at 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd.

Craft Bazaar Cancelled
Oct 24
Wayland Community Church has cancelled their second annual Craft Bazaar which was scheduled for Saturday, October 24.

Treat & Trails
Oct 24
Treats & Trails 5K Walk/Run on October 24th at 9am, starting at Advanced Rehab.Registration opens at 8:15AM. 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
Kids’ 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.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast
Oct 25
Windham American Legion post 674 auxiliary is having an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on October 25th from 8am-noon. Cost is $6. This includes buckwheat and regular pancakes, 2 sausages, coffee, milk or water. All proceeds to children’s Christmas party.

Cub Scout Den Meeting
Oct 26
It is never too late to join Scouting! Cub Scout Pack 4062 of Garrettsville will have their next den meeting on October 26th at James A Garfield Elementary School from 7-8pm. Boys in grades 1 through 5 are invited to come and have some fun and learn what Scouting has to offer. For more information email us at gvillepack62@yahoo.com or call David Schaefer at 216-870-8246 or Scott Cooper at 330-527-2927. Start your adventure today!

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 Legion, 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.

Trick-or-Treat: Find out what animals eat!
October 30
Join us as we explore what animals at the Hiram College Field Station eat as they prepare for winter. Children will search for animal tracks, learn about food animals eat and store, and make collections of forest items for crafts. The program is October 30th from 5-6:30pm and ends with cider and apples! Free for all children in grades 3-6, but registration is required. Call 330.569.6003 or emailsorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Free Meal
Oct 30
God provides a free meal October 30th from 4-6 at Nelson United Methodist Church. Dinner will include rigatoni and meat, salad, roll and dessert.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
Oct 31
There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church (off of St. Rt. 82) on October 31st from 4-6:30, unless food runs out. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. Takeout’s are available.

Fall Festival
Nov 1
Life Church in Garrettsville will be hosting a FREE carnival style Fall Festival on November 1st from 2-4:30. There will be food, crafts and games for children through grade 5! All kids will receive free hats and gloves, as well as a bag of groceries! We are located across from the James A Garfield High School on Rte. 88. For more info visit our Facebook page or call 330-527-2777.

“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.

Holiday Harvest Craft Show
Nov 6 & 7
Orwell American Legion Auxiliary holiday harvest craft show will be November 6th from 9am-4pm and November 7th from 9am-1pm at Orwell American Legion Hall, 215 North Maple St. No admission charge.

Craft Show
Nov 7
22nd Annual LaBrae Craft Show will be November 7th from 10-4 at the LaBrae High School Complex, 1001 North Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430. E-mail labraecraftshow@gmail.com for information. Free Admission & Parking. Over 120 Vendors.

Bazaar
Nov 7
Portage Faith United Methodist Church annual bazaar will be November 7th from 9am-2pm. Come check out all kinds of crafts, goodies and soups. Admission is free! The church is located at 9922 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua.

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 for 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.

Library Closed Veterans Day
Nov 11
All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. The Windham Library, Deerfield Computer Lab, Outreach Services, and offices will resume normal service hours on November 12th. All other branch libraries will resume service hours on November 13th. Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Pinterest.
Veterans Day Service
Nov 11
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield will have a Veteran’s Day Service at Newbury Elementary School on November 11th from 9-10:30am. There will also be an open house at the Legion Home on Goodwin Street in Burton from 4:30-7pm with a chili and soup dinner. Call Bo for more info 440-834-8764.

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.