Upcoming Community Events Guide | Weekly VIllager

11th Annual J.A. Garfield Reunion
Reserve Your Spot!
The 11th annual James A. Garfield Alumni Reunion will be held at the James A. Garfield Elementary School on September 17, 2016. A buffet dinner will be provided by Guido’s Catering of Ravenna. Your reservation can be mailed to: James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet, P. O. Box 93, Garrettsville, OH 44231. The cost is $18 per person. PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME AND YEAR OF THE ALUMNI ATTENDING AND NAME(S) OF ANY GUESTS. You may contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 for further information.

Free Water Well Monitoring
4th Monday of Month
Free well water monitoring will be conducted on the 4th Monday of the month at the Hiram Christian Church at the corner of SR 82 & 700 in Hiram.

Zucchini Cookbooks For Sale
On Sale Now
Southington Garden Club has compiled a cookbook called: “500 Recipes using Zucchini”
it is filled with recipes from appetizers to desserts all using zucchini. The cost $10.00 plus $3.00 for postage. If you would like to pick up the cost will be just $10.00. To order call Lee Motz at: 330.898.4949 or Evelyn Wibert at: 330.898.4636.

Register Today!
Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Soaring to New Heights” Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM Saturday, September 17, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. . For more information and deadline, call the BAF Hotline (330) 296-FAIR. We sure to visit BAF website at ravennaballoonafair.com.

Families Anonymous Meeting
Families Anonymous meetings for families dealing with drug addicted members meet every Monday from 7-8 pm at Coleman Behavioral Services Sue Hetrick Building, 3922 Lovers Lane/Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. For more information call Heather 330-569-4367 or Peggy 330-760-7670.

Monday Breakfasts
Through Summer
American Legion Post 674 in Windham will have breakfast from 8 to 11. Breakfasts will continue on Mondays through the summer. Many things are changing, come take a look.

Community Center Open!
You are invited to attend the Community Center which meets every Tuesday in the historic Mantua Center School, just north of SR 82 on Mantua Center Road. It’s free, and the cafeteria wing, where we meet is fully accessible. Free coffee and tea are ready soon after 9. Painting group gathers at 9:30. Potluck lunch is at noon; bring a dish for the buffet. (Tableware provided.) We usually close about two, but could stay open later if there were demand.

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! Ticket sales begin at 6:00 pm. Games start at 7:00 pm. Please come and support St. Michael’s Church!

Swim With The Hiram College Water Dogs
Register by Sept 2
Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs. Lessons are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of free time at the end. Swim times are: 2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm on Sunday afternoons. All Levels, All Hours. Dates are September 4, 11, 18, 25 and October 2. Cost: $60 per child for all 5 lessons. Ages: 4 years and older. Register online! Deadline to register is September 2nd. www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons. Questions Call Brian O’Neill at 330-569-5343

First Christian Church Yard Sale
Aug 11 -13
First Christian Church, 17 North Center St, Newton Falls is hosting a yard sale on August 11-12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch available. August 13 9 a.m. to noon. Bag day

Observatory Open Night
Aug 12
Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open for public observing Friday, August 12, from 9:30 to midnight. Hoping to catch the end of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, the observatory is hosting its monthly public event on this Friday rather than on Saturday night. Visitors are invited to bring personal lawn chairs and sit out beneath the stars watching for meteors (mosquito repellent is strongly recommended) until midnight. Via telescope, views of beautiful Saturn, and other objects will also be offered. Saturn’s famous ring system is nicely tilted allowing for excellent viewing, given clear skies. 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. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram.

Italian-American Festival Breakfast
Aug 12
On Friday, August 12, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., the Warren Italian-American Festival will hold its Kick-Off Breakfast at the Hippodrome Restaurant, 150 High Street, in Warren. Probate Judge, James A. Fredericka, will be the guest speaker. For tickets or more information, please call Carol Ficeti at 330-856-4689.

Annual Trash & Treasure Sale
Aug 12 & 13
Parkman Congregational Church located at 18265 Madison Road (528 just north of 422) Parkman, OH is hosting their Annual Trash & Treasure Sale on Friday August 12th 9-4
and Saturday August 13th 9-12 (half off day) Doors reopen at 12:30 whatever is left is free
Refreshments available

CHS Alumni Soccer Game
Aug 13
The Crestwood Boys’ High School Soccer team will be hosting their annual Alumni Soccer game on Saturday, August 13th at 5:00 p.m. at the Bowen Rd. practice field (11256 Bowen Rd.). All Crestwood boys’ soccer alumni are invited to play. The cost is $10.00 and includes a t-shirt and picnic following the game hosted by the current boy’s team and families. For additional information, please contact Brian Zilla at 330-949-8184.

Church Yard Sale
Aug 13
Faith Evanglical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd., Garrettsville is having a yard sale on Aug. 13 from 9 am – 5 pm to benefit the church youth group. We would appreciate donations for sale to enable the youth group to go to Kentucky to see the recently constructed Noah’s Ark and the Creation Museum.

School Supply Give-Away
Aug 13
Life Church Assembly of God in Garrettsville is doing their second annual school supply Give-a-Way on Saturday Aug. 13 from 10-12 and there is no income requirement. We just ask that the student attends with the parent. Our purpose is to share Christs love in a tangible way while providing basic needs for the children in our community.

Rockin’ on the Ridge Fundraiser
Aug 13
This year’s Rockin’ on The Ridge at Ridge Ranch Campgrounds 5219 State Route 303 Newton Falls, Ohio 44444 will be held on August 13, 2016. All proceeds will go to One Life which helps various organizations with volunteer time and items they are in need of. Please join us for a fun filled day and camping. If you wish to camp, please call the office to book your site. 330-898-8080. If you wish to spend the day, bring your coolers. Admittance is $3.00 for the day. We will have food vendors. 50/50, T-shirts, and more! Please invite your friends!!!

Cops And Kids Fishing Day
Aug 13
The Third Annual Cops and Kids Fishing Day will be held on August 13 from 9 am – 1pm at Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Road, Hiram. Come join us for a fun filled day. Meet your Hiram Police department members. Fun, food , prizes and community togetherness.

Stuff The Bus
Aug 14
Stuff-the-bus with school supplies on Aug 14 at Crestwood High School. Sponsored by the American Legion Post 193 which is also accepting non-perishable goods for Mantua’s 4C’s

Summer Fest Features Local Foods
Aug 14
The North Bloomfield Historical Society is hosting Red, White and Blueberry on Sunday, August 14, 2016 from noon to 2pm. Besides blueberry treats, there will be sweet corn, BBQ beef sandwiches, hot dogs and lemonade. A large collection of model World War II airplanes will be on display. The Ground Pounders Unlimited, a garden tractor pulling club, will be having an event in the park across from the town hall beginning at 1pm. The historic town hall is at 8830 Park Drive on the east side of the town square.

Mantua Soccer Sign-ups
Aug 14
Mantua Soccer Fall 2016 Registration is open. The MSA Recreational Soccer League is for children 4 – 12 years in age. In person signups will be held Sunday August 14th, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Crestwood Community Days – Crestwood High School Stadium – 10919 Main Street. For more information, visit our web site: www.mantuasoccerohio.com

Film Review Group
Aug 15
Monday, August 15th at 10:30am Garrettsville YMCA invites you to join us at 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville for the a FILM Review and Discussion Group of the video The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.

National Thrift Store Day
Aug 16
August 16th is National Thrift Store Day. The Second Blessing Thrift Store in the Renaissance Family Center,
9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, will celebrate this national holiday by opening hidden treasures for you to explore.
The day will be filled with prizes and food for your shopping
pleasure. Make it a GIRLS DAY OUT. Open at 10:00 am

Summer Steak Fry
Aug 20
St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus SUMMER Steak Fry will be on Saturday, August 20th from 4 p.m – 8 p.m. in the St. Ambrose Parish Hall. Menu: Rib eye steak, baked potato, fresh corn on the cob, salad, dessert, coffee, tea (beer and wine available for donation).
PLEASE BRING ONE NON-PERISHABLE ITEM FOR THE FOOD SHELF Cost: $15/person or $25/couple (kids eat hot dogs for free). Cash, check, Mastercard/Visa accepted. 50/50 raffle.

Shalersville Historical Society Museum Open
Aug 21
The Shalersville Historical Society museum and Baker House will be open August 21 from 2-5 PM. Other visitation times can be arranged by calling Carol at 330-626-3636 or June at 330-274-0547 or Nancy at 330-296-4244. Our meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 7 PM at the museum house. All are welcome.

RFC Dinner
Aug 25
A great Amish favorite, Noodles and Mashed Potatoes, not for the weak of heart or the dieter. So do a few extra set ups, some leg lifts or just walk to and from the dinner this month and enjoy the carbs. August 25th, Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. 5-6:30 pm.

Golf Outing
Aug 26
Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing will be held on Aug 26 at Rolling Green Golf Club 15900 Mayfield Road, Huntsburg. $75 a player to golf; register yourself or team now. Skins Games, Proximity Games, Long Drive Contests, Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Registration is at 7:30 am to 9:00 am, Tee Off at 9:00 am. 4 person scramble, lunch at the turn, dinner following golf. Door prizes for every player. All must be registered by August 12th. Need: Event Sponsor, Hole Sponsor, Dinner Sponsor, Beer Cart Sponsor. To register or with any questions, contact: 440-632-5705 or mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.

Beekeepers Fall Field Day
Aug 27
The Portage County Beekeepers are holding a Fall Field Day on Saturday August 27 from 1-4, at 8259 State Route 88, Ravenna Township. It is free and open to the public. This is a great opportunity to find out more about beekeeping for “future beekeepers”, and an important way for new beekeepers to get the best information about how to prepare your hive to survive winter. Members will put on presentations on winter preparations, on ways to feed the bees so they have adequate stores, as well as a demonstration on honey harvesting. And, weather permitting, hives on location will be opened so Mentor Members can offer a tour of the beehive.

Chardon Polka Band To Lead Service
Aug 28
Come join the Chardon Polka Band as they lead a worship service at Celebration Lutheran Church, 10621 Auburn Road, Chardon on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Following the worship service, the Chardon Polka Band will present a free, two hour concert at the church from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Members of the congregation will provide a picnic lunch for those in attendance. If you plan on attending the worship service and/or the concert, please bring a lawn chair.

Join Cub Scouts
Sept 6
Are you ages 6-12? JOIN CUB SCOUTS! Would you like to go see a fire station, sleep in a tent, build a car, launch a rocket ship and cook over a fire? Come see where the adventure starts. Parkman Pack 4076 welcomes you to our kickoff meeting for the 2016- 17 season. We will meet for an informational meeting at Parkman Congregational Church on Sept. 6 at 6 pm. We will have root beer floats and have a fun adventure waiting! To find more information about us, please see Facebook at: parkmanpack4076bsa or www.pack4076.org You may also e mail us at parkmanpack76@gmail.com. *We are not a church or school-sponsored program.

Rivers Casino Bus Trip
Sept. 16
The Mantua K of C Women’s Auxiliary is hosting a bus trip to Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh, PA, on Friday, September 16. The cost is $40.00 per person and each attendee will receive $20.00 in free play. The group will depart from 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.

Windham HS Class of 1976 Reunion
Sept 16 & 17
The Windham High School class of 1976 is having its 40th reunion weekend next month. Plans include an informal get-together on Sept. 16 and a reunion dinner on Sept. 17. For details please call either Hal Clark, (330) 607-7098 or Jim Leigh, (330) 221-0116. Facebook users may look up the pages of Nancy Cline or Rich Waggoner for more information.