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AWANA and Word Of Life Clubs Starting
Register Today!
Come join our AWANA club held at Huntsburg Baptist Church located at 16401 Mayfield Road Huntsburg, OH. for fun, fellowship and lessons from God’s word on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Our AWANA clubs are for age 3 through grade 6. Our Word Of Life program is for grades 7 through 12. Both programs will start on September 6, 2017. We will be offering a 10% discount for all those who register for the Awana program on August 27, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. For more information or to download forms, visit our web site at

Zucchini Cookbook For Sale
Are you swamped with zucchini’s? Have you put a few in your friends unlocked cars at church? At work? So now you’re on their watch list… I have a solution for you, so you can use them up yourself. Southington Garden Club has for sale a cookbook of 500 recipes using zucchini. The cookbook has recipes from appetizers to desserts all using zucchini. The cookbook is $13.00 which includes postage. Send the check to Southington Garden Club @ Evelyn Wibert 2959 Leiby Osbourne Road, Southington, Ohio 44470.

Firedevils Seeking Vendors
Auburn Firedevils, auxiliary to the Auburn Volunteer Fire Department, is hosting its sixth annual arts, crafts and consultants fair November 18 at Adams Halls, 11455 Washington St, Auburn Township, from 10 am to 4 pm.
We are seeking vendors for this fun event. Tables are $25 each. Tables and chairs are provided. There is plenty of parking for vendors and shoppers alike at this facility. For more info and a registration form, call Shelby DeCapite 440-543-7733 or email

Hand Over Your Purse!
Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., a non profit public charity, will hold its 4th Annual Retired Handbags for Retired Greyhounds Auction, hosted by Candlelight Winery, on August 30th and is in need of your NEW or GENTLY USED Designer handbags. All proceeds of this auction help surrendered greyhounds nationwide receive immediate medical attention for injuries from their “last race.” Contact Diana DiLoreto at 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276.

In Search Of..
One of our future programs will discuss Freedom’s 8 one-room schools that served the township until the building of the Freedom School shortly before the US entered World War I. I would appreciate talking with anyone who has memories, pictures, or other memorabilia pertaining to any of these schools. I’d love to make copies of your pictures and information. Please call Judy at 330-527-7669 or talk to me at the Freedom Community Picnic. Thank you.

Families Anonymous Meeting
Do you have a family member addicted to drugs or alcohol? Families Anonymous may help restore your serenity. We meet 7pm every Monday at Coleman Behavioral Services, Sue Hetrick Building, 3922 Lovers Lane/Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. For information call Peggy 330-760-7670.

Monday Breakfast at American Legion
Open to public $7.00 breakfast from 8-11:00am at the American Legion Post #674 in Windham. Menu: eggs ‘any style’, pancakes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash browns, bacon, sausage (patties and links) and white, wheat or rye toast and coffee, tea and juice. Call 330/326-3188 for info.

Men on Mondays
“Men on Mondays” a men’s Bible study is held every Monday from 6:45 – 8 pm at the Cellar Door Coffee Shop in Garrettsville. Coffee and pastry will be provided at no charge.

Every Tuesday
ST AMBROSE CHURCH 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville– “Early bird” at 6:45pm and first game at 7pm. Also featuring instant tickets, coverall jackpots, and other fun games. Doors open 5:45p. Great refreshments!

BINGO At St Michael’s
Every Thursday
St. Michael’s Church Weekly Bingo at 7pm every Thursday at 9736 East Center Street Windham, OH 44288.

TOPS Meetings
TOPS OH#1941, Ravenna meets Thursday mornings in the fellowship hall of the Maplewood Christian Church, 7300 State Route 88, Ravenna with weigh-in from 9-9:45 a.m. and a meeting/program following at 10:00 a.m. TOPS Club, Inc. is an affordable, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization.

Revival In The Country
Third Sat. of Month
We want to invite ladies who want to be inspired to our group. It is called “Revival in the Country”. It is a ladies group that meets the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9 am to noon.
Women from any walk of life are invited to come and join us. There is no church affliation required. We meet at the Cellar Door Coffee House 9 am to noon. There will be refreshments and, of course, coffee! Music and inspirational messages will be shared.

Join us at the Cellar Door Coffee Co to play Euchre on Sundays from 1:30-3:30 pm. All are welcome!

Death At Pearl Harbor
Aug 11
Everyone is invited to attend our special program on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 at the Nelson Community House starting at 6:30. This most interesting program is being presented by Lucille Van Alstine and is sponsored by the J. A. Garfield Historical Society. Everyone will learn something about this local connection and the WWII era.

Rockin’ on the Ridge
Aug 11 & 12
Ridge Ranch Campground 5219 State Route 303 Newton Falls, Ohio 44444 is hosting Rockin’ on the Ridge, Aug 11 & 12. Please join us for 2 fun filled days of bands and camping. If you wish to camp, please call the office at 330-898-8080 to book your site. If you wish to spend the day, admittance is $5.00 for the day Plus donations of pet toys, pet food, blankets and towels. We will have a food vendor. 50/50 raffle every 2 hours, T-shirt sales & more! All proceeds will go to Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County.

Rummage Sale
Aug 11 & 12
Newbury Community Church
Corner of St Rt 87 and Auburn Rd on Friday August 11, 9-4 and Saturday, August 12 9-noon, $2.00 bag day. Bake sale, lunch and beverage available

Chicken Parmesan Dinner
Aug 12
Windham American Legion Post 674 is holding a chicken parmesan dinner on Aug 12 from 4-7 pm. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad & bread. $10 per dinner. Open to the public. Carryout available 330-326-3188.

Corn Roast
Aug 12
A Corn Roast and Brat activity will be held by Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 North Main Street, Mantua, on Saturday, August 12, from 5 to 8 pm. Please come and enjoy an evening of food and fellowship. The event is free and all are welcome to join us. The activity will be held rain or shine.

Newton Falls Exempted Village School Dist
August 17
The Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools Board of Education is holding its regular board meeting on August 17, 2017, at 6pm in the board room located in the Jr. High School at 907 Milton Blvd., Newton Falls.

Rivers Casino Bus Trip
Aug 18
The Mantua K of C Women’s Auxiliary is hosting a bus trip to Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh, PA, on Friday, August 18. The cost is $40.00 per person and each attendee will receive $20.00 in free play. The group will depart from the Sentinel Party Center (AKA the K of C Hall), 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, OH 44255, at 9:00 a.m. and return by 6:00 p.m. Please call 330-274-4982 and leave a message to reserve your seat.

Greyhound Benefit Yard Sale
Aug 18 & 19
Greyhound Benefit Yard Sale, 10555 South Street, Garrettsville. Fri & Sat August 18th & 19th 9:00 AM. All proceeds from the sale of these quality collectables, antiques, household and holiday items, etc. will be donated to Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., helping to save greyhounds.

Garage Sale for League of Women Voters of Trumbull County
Aug 19
The League of Women Voters of Trumbull County will hold their first annual Garage Sale/Bake Sale on Saturday, August 19 from 8:30 am to 2 pm. It will be held at 7985 Castlerock Drive in Howland. All proceeds will benefit the Educational Fund which also includes monies allocated towards the 2017 Voter Guide. The Voter Guide will be the 10th successive year for this guide to be printed and distributed. The League of Women’s Voter Guide is the only “NONPARTISAN” publication to record and distribute information on each candidates position and credentials in his or her own words. The voter guide will also contain information on all local and state issues that will appear on the ballot in Trumbull County.

Annual Church Service & Picnic
Aug 20
The First Congregational Church of Freedom would like to invite the community to the Annual Freedom Township church service and picnic on Sunday August 20th. The community church service will start at 10:30 a.m. with the American Legion Honoring the Veterans at the War Memorial at noon. A picnic will follow with chicken, soft drinks, coffee, paper products and utensils provided by Freedom Township. There will be a display by the Historical Society and the the Freedom Park Boosters will be auctioning off an outdoor bench and having a Chinese auction. Everyone is welcome and please bring a dish of your choice to pass. This special community event will be held at the Freedom Township picnic pavilion located on the corner of State Route 303 and 88. All are invited to attend.

“Stuff The Bus” School Supply Collection
Aug 20
Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary #193 will sponsor the project to ‘Stuff The Bus’ with school supplies the afternoon and evening of Sunday, August 20 at Crestwood High School. Please be generous with your donation of school supplies.

Movie Review
Aug 21
Monday, August 21st, 9:30AM at Garrettsville YMCA: Dr J Patella presents LION, 6 Academy Awards nominee, 2017. Based on his true story, five year old Saroo is lost on a train taking him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. He must learn to survive alone before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with a handful of memories, unwavering determination, and Google Earth, Saroo sets out to find his first family and return home. Please join us for FREE Movie Monday the 3rd Monday each month at 9:30AM. Watch your Weekly Villager or contact Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Ave, (330)469-2044.

Oak Branch Garden Club Tea
Aug 25
The Oak Branch Garden Club of Kent invites the public to join them for a “White Tea” in celebration of Weddings and Wedding Traditions on Friday Aug 25, 2017 at 1pm at the Portage County Garden Center in Rootstown. Please wear white attire. The cost is $12 and light refreshments will be served. You can arrange for your prepaid reservation by calling Martha Heller at 234-678-7638 or Becky Head at 330-296-5413. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Come join us for a fun afternoon and learn about the origins of some of our wedding traditions.

Spaghetti Benefit Dinner
Aug 26
Debbie Mountain Clark was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma (a very rare type of cancer of the bile duct). A spaghetti benefit dinner will be held on August 26th at 4pm @ Shalersville town hall. Please come and show your support. There will be 50/50 raffle, basket raffles and much more. For questions please feel free to contact Charley 740-629-2966 or Jason 740-629-4239.

Library’s Crafting with Marian: Magic Carpet Mouse Pad
Aug 19
Crafters are invited to the next Crafting with Marian program at the Garrettsville Library on Saturday, August 19 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. They’ll make an attractive and fully functioning Magic Carpet Mouse Pad. An easy project, everyone will take home a completed mouse pad. All supplies will be provided, though it is recommended that you bring your own good scissors if you have them. This is a free program open to all adults, but there is a $5 fee to hold your seat (which will be returned the day of the program). Seating is limited, so call 330-527-4378 to sign up today.

Handbag Auction
Aug 30
Freeway’s Greyt Escape, Inc., a non profit public charity, will hold its 4th Annual Retired Handbags for Retired Greyhounds Auction, hosted by Candlelight Winery, on August 30th . All proceeds of this auction help surrendered greyhounds nationwide receive immediate medical attention for injuries from their “last race.” Contact Diana DiLoreto at 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276.

Name Our Park
Due by Sept 1
The Hiram Park Board is inviting people to submit names for a new park being built on the former site of Hiram School. We are asking for a name and a brief explanation of why you think this is a name that should be selected. The board and village council will select the final name. Names and brief explanations should be sent to All submissions are due by September 1, 2017.
Motor Cycle Poker Run
Sept. 2
Gun raffle, 50/50, Chinese auction, cost $20 per person and includes steak dinner and the run. Sponsored by 7 Masonic Lodges in the 25th District. ALL monies go to children in the Special Olympics. Run starts at Western Reserve Lodge #507, 216 East Main St. in West Farmington. Registration starts at 8:30am. For more info call Cary 330/883-8176 or George 330/565-3860.

Chicken BBQ at Hilltop Christian Church
Sept 10
Hilltop Christian Church, located on the top of the Hill on West Prospect Street, In Mantua, is hosting its annual Chicken BBQ on Saturday Sept 10 (Potato Festival Weekend).
The hours are from Noon until 6 P.M. For over 40 years we have been serving our famous BBQ half chicken, cooked over local hardwoods, in our very own BBQ pit. The chicken is served with homemade potato salad, Green Beans, Rolls and fresh-baked homemade pies.
Adults 13 & up are $10.00; Children 4-12 are $6.00; Children 3 and under are free.
Carry out is available. Come see us at 4572 W. Prospect St. Mantua

Reed Memorial Library Booksale
Sept 14-17
Friends of Reed Memeorial Libary will be holding a booksale on Thursday Sept. 14 from 4pm to 8pm ( Members Preview Night); Friday, Sept 15 from 10am to 5pm; Saturday Sept 16 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday Sept 17 from 1pm to 4pm. Hardbacks $1.00 / Paperbacks .50 cents

Bingo and Raffle for Scholarships
Sept 16
Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #459, 14052 Goodwin St., Burton, will host a Bingo and Raffle to help fund Scholarship Program and Buckeye Girls State. Doors open at 5pm with raffle at 7pm. Admission: A non-perishable food, bath and personal hygiene items, or cash donations to be donated to local food bank. Raffles $2.00 each. Raffle Prizes: 1st – $200, 2nd – $100 and 3rd – $50. No food for consumption to be brought in. Refreshments will be available through the Legion kitchen.

Second Annual Quilts in the Village
Sept 16
The second annual Quilts in the Village will be held on September 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 the Hilltop Christian Church, 4572 W. Prospect Street, Mantua, Ohio 44255. Questions or want to enter a quilt? Call Joy at 330.701.6992

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction
Sept 16
There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction on September 16th, 1:00 to 3:00 at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham/Parkman Road, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231.Please come and join us as we hope to help families in our fellowship who are in need. Dinner is $5.00 for anyone over the age of 6 and $3.00 for children 6 and younger. Many wonderful baskets have been donated, plus gift certificates from merchants in the area as well as Middlefield Wal-Mart. Plus a corn hole game just for the kids. Tickets for the auction will be sold at the dinner. We hope to share this time with you and thank you in advance for your kind generosity.

National Public Lands Day Bog Tours
Sept 30
We invite you to explore three of northeast Ohio’s unique glacially formed wetlands. Join us for one, two or all three hikes in celebration of National Public Lands Day: Triangle Lake Bog State Nature Preserve, 10-10:45am, 3612 Sandy Lake Rd., Ravenna, Kent Bog State Nature Preserve, 11:15am – 12:30pm, 1028 Meloy Rd., Kent and Herrick Fen State Nature Preserve, 2 – 3:30pm, 8260 Seasons Rd, Streetsboro. Bogs and fens exhibit some of the rarest and most interesting plant and animal communities in Ohio. This one-day tour series will showcase three different areas, each with their own particular vegetative communities and unique attributes. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330527-5118 or

Vintage Book and Various Sundry Items Sale
Oct 14
The Mantua Historical Society is having a Vintage Book and Various Sundry Items’ Sale on Saturday, October 14th, from 9 to 4 at the Mantua Town Hall, located on State Route 82 and Mantua Center Road.