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.

Community Center Closed For Winter

There will be no more Community Center days at the old Mantua Center School until March.  The committee thanks all those who have come this past year,  adnd wishes you a safe and healthy winter.  Watch for publicity about reopening in early March.

Fish Fry in Windham 

Friday Nights

Fish Fry every Friday at Windham American Legion from 4:30-8pm. Cost is $9.00 per dinner. NOTE: There will not be a fish fry on January 2nd. 

Valentine’s Day Wedding at the Garrettsville Library

Are you a couple looking for a unique venue for your wedding? Get married on Valentine’s Day at the Garrettsville Library, a branch of the Portage County District Library. Weddings conducted at the Garrettsville Library will be simple civil ceremonies conducted by a state-licensed officiant. The marriages will be legal and completely free.  To sign up, go to the reference desk at the Garrettsville Library. The Garrettsville Library is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville, OH 44231. 

Winter Storytime Registration Has Begun

The Portage County District Library is pleased to announce that winter storytime has begun (at most locations). Contact your branch library for specific details. Branch libraries include Aurora Memorial (330-562-6502), Garrettsville (330-527-4378), Pierce Streetsboro (330-626-4458), Randolph (330-325-7003), and Windham (330-326-3145). Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org for more information about other library programs and services.  Find us on Facebook. Follow us on Pinterest.

T’ai Chi 

Now-Jan 29

Ravenna Recreation Department is offering a 6-week, adult beginner / intermediate T’ai Chi class on Thursday evenings beginning January 8 to January 29 2015. Sessions will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park. Instructor is Bill Vandenboom.  This class is Yang style, long form T’ai Chi.  Fee is $35 for Ravenna city taxpayers and $40 for non-city taxpayers. You can register in person at Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department at 530 N. Freedom Street or on-line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us.  For further information please contact our office at 330-296-2864.

Fish Fry

Jan 16

Fish Fry Friday Jan 16th. Dinners are $9 each, your choice fish, chicken or shrimp with choice of French fries or baked potatoes and dessert at Windham American Legion. 

Cheaper By the Dozen

Jan 16-18, 23 & 24

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is preparing for opening night of “Cheaper By the Dozen”. The production is sponsored by: Ryser Insurance, Kent State’s Geauga/Trumbull campus, Carlson’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services, and Ohio Health Benefits LLC.  The production runs January 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7pm and January 18 at 2pm. Doors open a half hour prior to curtains up. Tickets are available at the door in the Iva Walker Auditorium, located at 10235 State Route 88, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Ticket prices are: Adults $10.00, children under 12 and seniors over 65 $7.00 and groups of 15 or more are only $5.00 per person.

Spaghetti Dinner

Jan 17

Spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held on Jan 17th from 4-6 at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge 507, 216 E. Main Street, West Farmington. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, pie, coffee and lemonade. Cost is $7 for adults, $4.50 for kids 5-12 and free for kids under 5. Carry outs are available.  

Portage County Republican Women Club Meeting

Jan 19

The Portage County Republican Women Club will have their first meeting of 2015 on January 19th at Longhitano, 1225 W. Main Street, Kent, Ohio.  Meeting starts at 6:30 pm. Our speaker will be Matt Slater, Director of Veterans Services.  Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month. If you have any questions please call Jeneen Kubala at 330 687-4067.  

Monday Breakfast

Jan 19

The Windham American Legion Post #674 host every Monday Breakfast from 7:30-11:00. New $5.00 menu available also our famous $7.00 menu. Coffee and juice included. We are located at 9960 E. Center Street, Windham Ohio.  Carry out available. Call 330-326-3188.

Free Matinee Movie

Jan 19

Visit the Burton Public Library for a showing of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” on January 19th  at 2 p.m.  All ages are welcome for the movie, popcorn and a beverage.   Admission and snacks are free.  The library is located at 14588 West Park Street, on the square in Burton Village.  Telephone is 440-834-4466.

Blood Donation

Jan 20

The American Red Cross asks people to start a lifesaving habit by giving blood regularly in 2015. Blood has a shelf life of just 42 days. Patients must rely on volunteer blood donors to constantly replenish the supply. Regular blood donations are needed all year long, Jan 20th at Kent State University Student Center, 1075 Risman Dr., Kent from 12-6pm. 

Library Closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan 20

All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on Monday, January 19, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, January 20?. For information about library programs and services, visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org. Find us on Facebook. Follow us on Pinterest.

Immunization Clinic

Jan 21

Children’s and adolescent immunization clinics will take place in Middlefield at St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Rd from 9-11:30 on January 21st.You must bring current immunization record to receive vaccine, as well as insurance card. For questions call 440-279-1950.

Home Cooked Supper

Jan 21

The next home-cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohlton Rd., Newton Falls, will be Jan 21st from 5-6:30pm. Supper will feature meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, super salad, dessert and beverage. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for kids under 10. Carry out available.

Stargazing Night

Jan 24

Join us on  January 24th, 2014 7:00 pm- 9:00pm as we look upward towards the heavens. A telescope will be available for viewing. You are encouraged to bring your own viewing devices as well. Event is contingent upon sky conditions. This is a free event but registration is required. For more information call (330)-527-5118 Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve 11027 Hopkins Rd. Garrettsville, OH 44231   Special note: Please dress according to the weather as the temperatures will be rather cold. Please be mindful in the use of any flashlights as not to impair other visitors’ night vision.  It is recommended that flashlights be equipped with a red filter lens or bulb. 

Family Movie Night

Jan 24

Join us at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Road., Garrettsville, Jan 24th at 6pm. Movie showing is “God’s not Dead”. Bring your family and friends!

The Gleaning Project

Jan 25

The Gleaning Project Meeting has been rescheduled to  January 25th at 2 p.m. Meeting will be held at  Hiram Christian Church Education Building 6868 Wakefield Road Hiram, Ohio 44234.  Portage County Farmers who are interested in participating in gleaning projects with Hiram College are encouraged to attend. For more information: Contact Kim Guy at (330) 569-6094.

Free Community Dinner

Jan 27

Free Community Dinner will be Jan 27th from 5-6pm, while supplies last. Dinner will be held at Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, OH.

Vital Impact Movie Night

Jan 31

Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd., Garrettsville will be hosting a Vital Impact Movie Night Jan 31st at 6pm, free for 7th thru 12th grade. Movie showing will be “Grace Unplugged”, a Dove Award-winning movie. Cookies and punch will be served after the movie. All welcome!

Tumbling Classes

Feb 3

Ravenna Parks and Recreation has teamed up with American Kids Unlimited a leader in the area of children’s gymnastics.  American Kids Unlimited utilizes exclusive nationally evidence- based Motion Evolution Curriculum to ensure your child experiences emotional, physical and cognitive benefits.  The curriculum follows a standard format including warm-up, body position, stretching, and skill challenges.  The First session starts February 3, 201.  Each Tuesday evening; ages 3 – 4 will meet from 5p.m – 5:30p.m., ages 5 – 6 from 5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m.  Classes will be held at Tower Lodge at John Tontimonia City Park. A new class begins each month.  Participants who take multiple sessions will be eligible to perform at our annual Recital in April.

Tae Kwon Do

Feb 6-26

New session of Tae Kwon Do will be held from February 6 to 26 at Lake Hodgson – Apco Lodge in Ravenna for ages 7 years to adults, male or female.  Tae Kwon Do emphasizes self-discipline, exercise, and martial art skills.  Instructors work with students individually and as a group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Participants must have a mouth piece on first night.  Male students are required to wear protective gear after the second week. Cost is $40 for city residents and $45 for non-city residents and is paid the first night to the instructors. To register, call Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department at 330-296-2864.  Check out their web site www.martialartsravenna.com.

Monthly Dance

Feb 7

Portage County Chapter #600 Parents Without Partners will have its monthly dance on Fb 7th from 7:30-11:30pm at Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 W. Ave., Tallmadge. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Public welcome. Please call Warrine 330-322-9559 for more info. 

3rd Annual Youth Cheer Camp

Feb 7

Hiram College cheerleaders and coaches will teach youth participants, ages 5-12, in the one-day camp, as they work on developing their cheer skills. The camp will conclude with the opportunity to perform at the  Hiram cheerleaders at half time of the men’s basketball game versus DePauw University. The cost of the camp is $45 for early registration, which ends Jan 20. All early registrants are guaranteed a Hiram College cheerleading T-shirt and matching bow. Late registration will be accepted through Feb. 1 for $50, and T-shirts are not guaranteed. Sign up by filling out the registration form at http://www.hiramterriers.com/athletics/Cheerleading/cheer. Send the form, waiver and a check to Terry Clutter, Athletics Department, P.O. Box 1777, Hiram College, 44234.

Youth Baseball/Softball Signups

Feb 7, 11, 14

NFYBSL – youth baseball/softball signups boys and girls ages 5-14 will be February 7 & 14 from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm (Sat.) and February 11 – 5:00-8:00 pm (Wed.) at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 East Quarry. All new players must bring a *copy* of birth certificate.

4 Chaplins Program

Feb 8

Burton American Legion 4 Chaplin Program will be Feb 8th at 3 pm at Legion Home on Goodwin Street, Burton, Ohio. Open to public. For any questions call 440-834-8765.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfasts

Feb 8-23

Burton American Legion pancake & sausage breakfasts will be Feb 8-22 on Sundays from 9-1:30. Dinner cost $9 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. For questions contact Will at 440-635-0223.

Kid’s Cheer, Tumbling & Gymnastics

Feb 10

Ravenna Parks and Recreation has teamed up with American Elite Kids a leader in the area of children’s cheer, tumbling and gymnastics. All Star Academy Cheer Team targets FUN, entertainment, and education as primary goals helping prepare those for upcoming tryouts. This class is also great for those who are interested in being involved with a cheer team. This is a progressive class,  enabling participants to always take the next step to keep themselves challenged, learning and having fun. T-shirt included in the price. Registration will only be taken during the registration period December 8 through February 5. The program runs for 3 months beginning February 10, ending in April with a public performance. Cheer Team is limited to the first 20 participants to register.

Oratory Competition

Feb 15

American Legion Oratory Competition will be Feb 15th from 1:30-5pm at the Legion Home on Goodwin Street. Open to public. Questions contact Skip 440-313-2095.

Christ Episcopal Craft Show 

March 7

Mark your calendar for the Christ Episcopal Craft Show, March 7th from 10-4 located at 2627 Atlantic St. NE, Warren, Oh 44483.  Admission is $2.00 and parking is FREE.  There are over 50 crafters/vendors to showcase their unique items and products.  We have baked goods, soy candles, jewelry, wreaths, floral, goats milk soaps, stained glass items, embroidery and crochet crafts, infinity scarves, homemade candy, glass block lights, cards, cornhole boards, Pampered Chef, Pink Zebra, Meche bags, Scentsy Candles, wood items and pens, and so much more.  A Chinese Auction will be held with baskets full of goodies to be given away.  Delicious hot food will also be available.  There is sure to be something for everyone.  Come out and join us for an enjoyable day of crafts, shopping and fun.  Invite all your family and friends!  Proceeds for the craft show go toward our outreach ministries at the church.  

Crestwood Ponytail League

March 14 & 19

Register you 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.