2014 Balloon-A-Fair Seeking Parade Entries
Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Ravenna Pride In The Sky”. Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 20, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. All units must have a 2014 parade application on file. The All American Judges will be judging the parade. Parade entries are encouraged to stay for the opening ceremony when the parade winners will be announced. For more information and deadline, call the BAF Hotline (330) 296-FAIR.
Praise & Worship Service
Southing UMC Praise and Worship Service, Saturday’s from 7-8pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us! Call 330-898-2156 for more info.
2015 Calendars Available
The Newton Township Cemetery Association calendar for 2015, featuring photos of the tornado damage that destroyed property thirty years ago in Newton Falls, may be purchased from Art Effects, Newton Falls Printing, Nussles Florist, Roods Wallpaper and Paint and from association members or by calling 330.872.0236 or 330.872.5452. The calendar price is $10.
American Legion Post 674 Windham. will be holding an 80s night 8pm July 18th. We will have a rocking DJ. and all sorts of stuff to give away and contests for the biggest hair, best dressed, best mullet and best wipe out. A great time to connect with friends.
July 18 & 19
Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 N Main Street, Mantua, Ohio, will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale on July 18 and 19 from 9 AM to 1 PM each day. There will be selection of many items for sale. For more information call Diane at 330-274-2868.
“Little Shop of Horrors”
July 18 & 19
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will be presenting “Little Shop of Horrors” in the Iva Walker Auditorium located at J.A. Garfield High School, 10235 SR 88 in Garrettsville on July 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7pm; July 13, 2014 at 2pm. Directed by Keith Stiver with
Musical Direction by Eric Juzkiw.
Thank you to our sponsors, Ryser Insurance, Gionino’s Pizzeria,
Ellerhorst – Russell Insurance and Kent State Geauga Campus
Tickets $10.00, Children under 12 and Seniors over 65 – $7.00 and Groups of 15 or more $5.00. Tickets available at the door.
Rockwell International Picnic
Rockwell International Annual Picnic at Braceville Picnic Shelter will be July 19th from noon-3pm, we will be eating at 1. Bring a covered dish to share!
Stephens Memorial Observatory Open to Public
Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open to the public on July 19, from 9:30 to 11:00 PM. The featured object for the night will again be the “Ringed World,” Saturn, likely our last chance this year! Cloudy skies cancel the event! The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. For updates and more information, see the observatory’s Web site: StephensObservatory.org or “@StephensObs” on Twitter. No reservations are required and there is no admission fee for observatory public nights. Cloudy skies at the starting time cancel the event and, in that case, the observatory will not open. There is no parking at the Observatory. Visitors may park on permissible side streets near the Post Office, a short distance east of the observatory.
Kinsman Is For Sale Rotary Chicken BBQ
Rotary chicken BBQ is at the town park. Just off of Rt. 5 south of town 8000 Burnett East Rd. 11 am to 2 pm? Eat in or take out $8.00. Town-wide yard sale from 9 am to 5 pm. Free maps are available at Market Square-on the square Amish bake sale on square. Kinsman, OH is located on Rts. 5, 7 and 87. for info: MktSqKinsman@gmail.com or call 330-876-3178 or 330-240-8094.
Hambden Grange Concerts
The Huntsburg Grange has a bandstand concert set for 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.
Parkman Community Picnic
Residents of Parkman, come enjoy an evening of fun with your neighbors and friends July 19th from 5-8pm at Overlook Park, St. Rt. 168. The Chamber of Commerce is providing burgers & hot dogs, beverages, and paper products. Please bring a dish to share! They also are providing snow-cones, cotton candy, and popcorn for snacking. There will be a bounce house for the kids as well as corn hole and carnival games.
Free Clothing Giveaway
Free clothing giveaway sponsored by Mantua Christian Church, 4118 St. Rt. 82, Mantua Twp. Will be July 19 from 9-noon. We are featuring back to school clothing and items for boys & girls. Also will display fall hoodies, tees, sweats, and jeans in all sizes. We still have jackets and received more coats and sweaters as well. There is no cost to anyone.
Aurora Drive-It-Yourself Tour
Free family fun in historic Aurora, Ohio. Tour the City of Aurora by visiting participating business tour stops. Enjoy family activities, free samples, special sales/discounts or gifts at each stop. At the end of the tour enjoy a free ice cream social finale at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. Submit your completed tour map for a chance to win a special grand prize! Tour & giveaways from 10-3, Ice Cream Social Finale and Prize Drawing from 3-4 * Maps must be turned in by 3:30 to qualify. Winner must be present. Sponsored by Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, Aurora Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, Robinson Health Center at Aurora and COSE. Visit www.AllAboutAurora.com for more information.
Lordstown Ice Cream Social
Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Rd., Lordstown will hold an Ice Cream Social from 4 to 6 p.m. on July 19. There will be turkey sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, homemade pies & ice cream. A bake sale will also be held.
Streetsboro Sportsmen Association will be holding Youth Shoots July 19th & 20th. On Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm, children ages 10 to 18 will have the opportunity to learn how to safely handle firearms. On Sunday, participants from previous shoots are invited from 10 am – 2 pm to hone their skills. Shooters must have a responsible adult present at the range. Streetsboro Sportsmen Association will provide NRA instructors, lunch, firearms and ammo. Space is limited. To register, call Russ at (330) 274-3566.
NUMC 200th Birthday
Plan on stopping by the Nelson United Methodist Church, July 20th to help us celebrate our 200th birthday! The church has been in continuous worship from 1814 on Nelson Circle. We are honored and privileged to host this momentous event from 2-5pm. We will also be offering an extended service from 10:30-12pm which everyone is welcome to attend.
Save the Date
21st Annual Hiram School Reunion will be July 20th at Troy Community Center, Welshfield, OHIO from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Contact Maryan Simsa Jenkins 330 569-7057 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Barb Porter Biltz 330 296-3732 or email@example.com or Gary Bott 330 527-4457 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pancakes in the Park
Pancakes in the Park! Rain or Shine! July 20th – LAST of the summer season! Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invites you to a delicious all you can eat pancake breakfast at Sunny Lake Park (885 Mennonite Rd. Aurora 44202 – boathouse pavilion) on Sunday, July 20th from 9am to 11am. Let our team of volunteers cook you breakfast (pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee). Sit and enjoy the scenic view or a take a 2 mile walk/jog around Sunny Lake. Bring the family or friends and neighbors. Cost: $6 adults, $4 kids 3-10 yrs., under 4 yrs. free! Dog walkers welcome! See you there.
The Mantua Historical Society will have a business meeting on July 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Mantua Township Hall’s lower level, located on the Historic Green at the intersection of Route #82 and Mantua Center Road. This would be a good time for interested people to get information about the Society; membership is only $8.00 for a single and $12.00 for a family. We meet every third Monday of the month. Light refreshments will be served.
Weird Animals VBS
Calling all kids ages 4 -12! “WEIRD ANIMALS” Vacation Bible School at Middlefield First United Methodist Church. God filled the world with a lot of crazy creatures…including you! At “Weird Animals” Vacation Bible School, kids learn that Jesus loves them no matter what, and experience Jesus’ love in surprising and unforgettable ways! Experience Bible adventures, untamed games, sciency-fun gizmos, snacks at the Critter Care, wild and wacky activities! 6:30 – 8:30 pm July 21-24. Registration is required. Parents, please arrive at 6 pm on the first evening to complete parental permission form and medical form. VBS is free to all. Donations will be accepted to help support our adopted Compassion International child who lives in Nicaragua. The church is located at 14999 South State Ave. (Rt. 608), one block south of Rt. 87 in Middlefield Village. Handicap accessible. Call the church at 440-632-0480 for more info.
Treasure Island VBS
Gospel Light’s Son Treasure Island VBS will be held at the Wayland Community Church, 6355 Wayland Rd, July 21-25. The fun begins each evening at 6:00pm sharp and lasts until 8:30. All children age 2 through grade 6 are welcome. There is no charge to attend. For more info call Anna 30-938-2335 or Debbie 330-358-2638
Pricetown UMC Vacation Bible School
Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School from July 21st thru July 25th, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship. This years’ theme is “Son Treasure Island”. Youngsters (3 years to 12th grade) are invited to meet Jesus. They will enjoy Bible stories, music, games, crafts, snacks and our Treasure Island store at the end of the week.For more information, please contact 330-872-3801 or 330-540-7523
Mobile Food Pantry
Mobile Food Pantry (formerly Produce to People) in Middlefield, the 4th Tuesday of each month through November at the First United Methodist Church. Next date is July 22. Provided by the Cleveland Food Bank, you are welcome to come and pick up free produce and other items as available from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the church parking lot. Rain or shine! The church is located at 14999 South State Ave. (Rt. 608), one block south of Rt. 87 in Middlefield Village. Call the church at 440-632-0480 for more info.
Free Community Dinner
Free Community Dinner, July 22nd from 5-6pm, while supplies last. Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, OH.
Christmas in July
Christmas in July community dinner will be July 24th from 5-6:30pm. Dinner will consist of turkey and all the trimming. Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio
God Provides a Free Meal
God Provides a Free Meal, July 25th from 4-6 at Nelson United Methodist Church, 9367 St. Rt. 305. Dinner includes beef and macaroni, corn, roll and dessert.
God Shares a Meal
God Shares a Meal, July 25 from 4-6:30 pm at Middlefield First United Methodist Church. Free meal for anyone who wishes to come. The church is located at 14999 South State Ave. (Rt. 608), one block south of Rt. 87 in Middlefield Village. Handicap accessible. Call the church at 440-632-0480 for more info.
Steak Fry & Grilled Chicken Dinner
The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on July 26th from 4 – 7:30 pm. Meals include choice of baked potato or French fries, green beans, salad and roll. Steak dinners are $13 and chicken is $8. Karaoke to follow from 8 – 11:30. Open to the public.
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3332 Newton Falls is presenting a “Christmas in July” Craft Show July 26th & 27th from 9am-5pm at the VFW Post 3332 Banquet Room 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls Ohio 44444. Handcrafted items, collectables, raffles and a food café. Come join us and support your local veterans.
Spc. Adam Hamilton Memorial Shoot
Spc. Adam Hamilton Memorial Shoot will be July 27th at The Streetsboro Sportsman Assoc. located at 11280 Bloom Rd in Garrettsville. Registration starts at 8am and shooting begins at 10 am. Reg. donation $35. 100 shooter limit. Non-shooters welcome. Prize awarded to top shooter. Pre-register at email@example.com or contact Ladd Krestan 330-351-1244 or Erica McCauley 330-842-2701.
Backyard Bible Clubs
July 28-Aug 1
First Baptist Church, Newton Falls will be offering Backyard Bible Clubs in two locations July 28-August 1. These clubs are for children ages 4 years old through Grade 8 and will offer games, songs, Bible stories, crafts and snacks. The clubs will be held nightly from 6:30-8:30 PM with one event being held at the Everett Greathouse Memorial Playground in the East River Gardens neighborhood and the other event at the “JC” Pavilion in the City Park. For additional information please contact the church at (330) 872-7055.
Safe Driving For Mature Operators Course
July 28 & 30
Safe Drivers for Mature Operators Course at Hiram Police Department, 11617 Garfield Rd, Hiram 44234 will be July 28 & 30 from 10-12 and 1-3pm on both days. $10 for AAA members and $15 for non-members. You must attend both days to be eligible for the insurance discount. Seating is limited, call 216-606-6702 to register
Red Cross Blood Drive
Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross, here at our showroom at 104 a East Broad St. Newton Falls, next to Circle- K, on July 31st from 2-6 pm. There is a shortage of blood throughout the summer months. Please come out and donate blood to help others and save a life. Call 330-872-3257 for more info and appointments.
July 31 – Aug 2
Rummage sale and Flea market July 31st, Aug 1, and 2nd from 9 am till 4 pm at New Mercies Community Church, 12767 Butternut Rd, Burton. Spaces are available for all three days for $10 we are also accepting donations for the rummage sale drop off at the church if interested in a space please contact sue at 330 274 7093 to reserve your space. Food will be provided for a small cost to everyone
Trash & Treasure Sale
July 31-Aug 2
Annual Trash & Treasure Sale at Parkman Congregational Church(18265 Madison Rd. 528 just north of 422) will be July 31 –Aug. 1st from 9-5. Aug. 2nd 9 – noon items ½ price – 12:30 till close at 3 p.m., items free. Donations may be brought to church July 28 & 29 9 a. m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast & lunch available. Something for everyone! Questions call church office at 440-548-4829.
18th Annual Charity Gold Outing
Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County will hold their annual Gold Scramble on Aug 1st at Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent. Shot gun start at 9am. Golfers receive 18 holes and cart, continental breakfast, picnic style lunch, steak dinner and beverages; personalized bag tag, sleeve of balls and a photo of your foursome. Hole in one prizes include $5000, Callaway Clubs, flat screen TV and more. Our auction features 2 Southwest airline tickets. Cost is $110 per person. Call 330-296-6655 to register.
Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run
The 13th Annual Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run will take place on August 2nd Registration is 10am to 12pm at the American Legion Hall in Windham OH (9960 E. Center st) . 2 or 4 wheels are welcome. cost is $10.00 per person. Huge buffet, Chinese auction, door prizes and 50/50 raffle! All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund at James A Garfield. Contact Jamie Cain @330-221-6338 or Tom Myers @ 330-646-5797 for more info.
Vendors are needed for the Annual Trunk Sale on August 2nd from 9am to 1pm at Harrington Square Mall, in Middlefield, between McDonalds and Wal-Mart. Admission is free to shoppers. There will be a huge variety of items, along with regular shopping hours at all the shops in Harrington Square. We still have some vendor space available. Cost for 1 space (marked parking space) is $20 or two spaces for $35. Vendor set up time is from 6:45 am to 9:45 am. Bring your own set up: table, chairs and tent covering if needed. The ground is paved so tent leg weights will be needed. You can also just sell from your vehicle. Registration forms can be obtained by calling the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce at 440-632-5705 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can mail your vendor fee to P.O. Box 801, Middlefield, Ohio 44062, needs to be received by July 25.
Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic
Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Mineral Lake Park, Sperry Road Pavilion, in Middlefield on August 2nd. Please bring a dish to pass, own table service, beverage and lawn chairs. We will provide punch and hot dogs. We plan on eating at 2:00 p.m. For additional information call Maryan at 330-569-7057 or Melburn at 440-632-0947. Hope to see you all there.
7th Annual Sweet Corn Festival
Kent Lions Club hosts the 7th Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Beckwith Orchard at 1617 Lake Rockwell Road. August 2nd and 3rd from NOON – 5:00 pm. EAR-resistible fun for the whole family! Enjoy Carnival Games for children, Face Painting, Trolley Rides and a Photo Booth. Vendors. Model A’s Display on Saturday. Live Musical Entertainment lineup: Saturday at noon is Willie and Friends followed by Kerry Kean and The Hot Potatoes. Sunday at noon is Rio Neon followed by Celtic Clan of Kent. Lions will be serving boiled sweet corn from Pochedley’s, hot dogs, and sausage sandwiches, and Beckwith’s peaches & peach pie available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will fund Lions sight preservation projects. Located on the Portage County Hike & Bike Trail between Kent and Ravenna. Hike, Bike, or Drive there for a great time! OUTSIDE Vendor spaces available Contact Fran: 330-678-4012 or email@example.com.
Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays. Classes will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. from August 3 to August 31 at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park. Participants should bring a water bottle and a mat. Class fee is $32 for city taxpayers and $37 for non-city taxpayers or an $8.00 drop in fee. This four week program will strengthen your abdominal muscles, increase your flexibility and improve your overall muscle tone and posture. You can register on line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or in person at 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Register by Aug 4
The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school. The deadline for completed applications is August 4. Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024.
Safety Town for incoming Crestwood Primary School Kindergarten students will take place Aug 4-8, 2014 at Crestwood Primary School. The program will run from 9:00-11:30 a.m., and your child will have the opportunity to learn how to be safe at home, at school, and at play. Graduation will be on August 8, 2014 at 9:00am, so please plan to attend with your child. Register by July 1 and pay $25.00. If space allows, late registration will be taken the first morning of the program, August 4th at 8:30 am at a cost of $35.00. Please visit www.crestwoodschools.org for registration forms, or contact Jolene Reese at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Troy Homecoming will be August 8-10 at 13950 Main Market Road in Welshfield, Ohio 44021. A century old tradition continues in southern Geauga County. Troy Homecoming is a free community festival with live entertainment, contests, raffles, concessions, parade… Find our more at www.TroyHomecoming.org!
Harvest Point Church Luau
On August 9 Harvest Point Church (Lordstown, Ohio) will host a community Luau at the city parks at Tod Ave. and Salt Springs Rd. from noon- 3:00 p.m. This is the fourth year that the church has sponsored this family oriented, fun-filled, FREE event which includes games, food, music and prizes. There will be a Farmers Market and Bakery which provides fresh produce and baked goods at no charge, a Food Court which will provide hot dogs, hot ham sandwiches, chips and more throughout the afternoon free of charge. Games for all ages, including the dunk tank, goldfish game, high striker, bounce house and slide, to name just a few, will be available for everyone to enjoy. Members of the congregation will be available in the prayer tent throughout the event. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon.
The former Mantua Center (Township) School is celebrating 100 years since it opened its doors to students in 1914. A special celebration is planned for, August 9th at 1:00pm at the school to recognize the building being placed on The National Register of Historic Places. A special speaker(s) is being invited to attend. All former students, teachers and staff members are invited and encouraged to attend. If interested or desire more information please contact Tom at 330-472-8458, Dottie 330-995-3840 or Patsi 330-274-2124.
The Portage County Gardeners will reschedule the Canning Workshop to Aug. 9 at 5154 St. Prospect St. Ravenna, Oh 44266 (Rootstown area-You will learn the water bath method of canning as well as pressure canning. You will also get a Ball Canning Book, and samples to taste. Cost is $25.00- Call Helena at 330-673-0577 for pre-pay and registration
Join Us on August 10th from 12:00-2:00pm at the KSU Hotel and conference center in Kent, OH for the 6th annual Dessert Extravaganza benefitting Coleman Adult Day Services. This year’s “Sunday’s Salute to Seniors” themed event is sure to keep you guessing with our silent auction and leave you satisfied with our mouthwatering desserts.
J.A. Garfield Poker Run
James A. Garfield Poker Run will be Aug 16th, check in at 10 am, first bike out 11am, last bike in 4pm. Buy in is $15 per person. This entry fee includes one raffle ticket for a Harley Davidson Fourty-Eight! In addition to the raffle, best poker hand wins the pot! The ride begins at James A. Garfield High School. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit a new JAG Stadium. Sponsored by JAG All Sports Boosters. For info call Gary 330-714-4195.
Community Picnic & Health Fair
On August 16th, the Crestwood Lions will be hosting a Community Picnic/Health Fair at Buchert Park in Mantua from noon until 4pm. The Lions will provide free hot dogs, chips and pop for all attendees. There will be eye screenings for adults and children, blood pressure and blood sugar testing, information from various medical providers and chair massages. Local businesses will be in attendance to provide information on the services or products they provide. The Lions will also provide free games for the children. In addition, there will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds from the raffle and 50/50 will go to the Lions 13D Eye Care Foundation, which provides eye surgeries for individuals who have no means of obtaining them by themselves. There may be more. The only way to find out is to come down and see for yourselves. We look forward to meeting with all of you.
Join Scouting Today!!!
Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts. It’s Their Future…Let Them Own It! August 26th from7pm-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd, Parkman, OH 44080. For more info or questions contact; email@example.com orcall Monique (Cub Master) cell: 216-337-2104
Did you Attend James A. Garfield?
Did you attend James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation? If so, you are cordially invited to join us for the annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 20th at James A. Garfield Elementary School. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation.
Newton Falls 25th Reunion
Newton Falls High School 1989’s 25th Class Reunion will be held October 11th at The First Congregational Church in Newton Falls from 5:30-9 p.m. Social hour 5:30-6:30. Eat at 6:30 p.m. $20 per person/$35 per couple. Mailings will be sent out in July. Contact Megan Perrine via email email@example.com or phone 330-872-3304.