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Upcoming Community Events – Week of August 4


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 ages 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 www.huntsburgbaptist.net.

Hiram Village Community Garage Sale
The Hiram Recreation and Park Board is looking for vendors for the August 12th Hiram Community Garage Sale. 10’ x 10’ vendor space is $15 or reserve an advertising kit for your home garage sale for $10. Reservations must be made by Friday July 28th. For more information and to reserve your space contact Brian at 330-647-3222 or email bdgreg@aol.com

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 shelbydecapite@yahoo.com.
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
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 info call Heather 330-569-4367 or 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!

Windham Sausage Trailer
Aug 4 & 5
The Windham Lions Club will be holding their sausage trailer on Aug 4 from 10 am – 7 pm and Aug 5 from 10 am – 2 pm at Dee’s parking lot.

North Jackson Community Sales
Aug 4 & 5
North Jackson Citizens Association’s Community Wide Yard Sales Days will be on Friday, Aug 4th and Saturday Aug 5th starting at 9 am. There are 175+ addresses listed on a map locating sales throughout the entire township. Maps available at JM Football field, 10748 Mahoning Avenue, and at businesses Aug. 4th.

‘Sands of Time’ A History & Review of Lake Erie’s Coastal Region
August 5
Lake Erie is [presumably] one of Ohio’s most valuable resources. Join us at South Chagrin Reservation – Look About Lodge, 37374 Miles Rd., Bentleyville, as we discuss its ecological attributes as well as its rich past from the time before European settlement to the present day. For more information contact Adam Wohlever at (330527-5118 or adam.wohlever@dnr.state.oh.us

Hiram Car Show
Aug 5
The Hiram Police will be holding a “Car Show” on August 5th, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, on Hayden and Dean Streets in Hiram Village benefiting the Hiram and Garrettsville, “shop with a cop” program. There will be Hot Rods, Antique Cars, Trucks, Music, Trophies, Food and Family Fun. There is no registration fee. Donations will be accepted.

Brittany Myers Poker Run
Aug 5
The 16th Annual Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run will take place on Saturday, August 5th
Registration starts at 10AM at Timeout Sports Bar 7160 SR 303 Windham OH. All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund at J.A.G. For more info Contact: Jamie Cain @ 330-221-6338

Sweet Corn Festival
Aug 5 & 6
Kent Lions Club hosts the TENTH Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Beckwith Orchard at 1617 Lake Rockwell Road. Saturday & Sunday, August 5TH & 6TH from NOON – 5:00 pm. EAR-resistible fun for the whole family! Enjoy carnival games for children, pony rides, face painting, Chinese raffle, and various vendors. Rubber City Model A Club will display cars on Sunday. Drawing for the Kent Lions Annual Sweet Corn Money Raffle with Grand Prize $1,000; Second Prize $500; and Third Prize $250 will be at 4 PM on Sunday. Live musical entertainment Line-up: Tinnitus the Knight opens the festival at noon on Saturday followed at 2:30 by Box of Squirrels. At noon on Sunday Rio Neon plays, followed at 2:30 by Celtic Clan of Kent. Lions will be serving boiled local sweet corn, hot dogs and sausage sandwiches, and apple & peach pie by the slice available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will fund Lions’ sight preservation projects. Vendor spaces available Contact Fran: 330-678-4012 or fhardest@kent.edu.

Free School Supply Giveaway
Aug 6
Free school supply giveaway – while supplies last — Sunday, Aug 6, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Children must be present! Newton Falls American Legion
2025 East River Road. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach in co-operation with Newton Falls American Legion

Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary Annual Picnic
Aug 6
Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary #193 will hold its annual picnic on Sunday, August 6, at Travelers Woods Campground located at 11922 Brosius Road, north of Garrettsville. The picnic dinner will be at 2:00pm according to Ray Corbett, Commander. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass. The Legion will supply hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages.

Huntsburg VBS
Aug 6-10
All children K-12 welcome to attend Vacation Bible School
at Huntsburg Congregation Church 12435 Madison Road Huntsburg Ohio 44046. The theme: Deep Sea Discovery;
The date to remember is August 6-August 10- 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This year we will have interpretation for the deaf. You can register at www.hccfaithwalk.com So please join us, and as always, parents are welcome to attend with younger children… See you there

Have A Heart, Fill The Cart
Aug 6-12
Sugar Bush Golf Course, 11186 St Rt 88, Garrettsville will be collecting needed supplies for the children in the Garrettsville School District. Collection of supplies such as pencils, crayons, folders, loose leaf wide rule paper, highlighters, glue sticks, wipe sanitizers and even new or gently used book bags, tennis shoes and winter coats are needed. Donations will be accepted in the clubhouse all week until 7pm starting Aug 6 through Aug 12. From the Sugar Bush family to yours, a big Thank You for your generosity!

Freedom Community Park Booster Meeting
Aug 7
The Freedom Community & Park Boosters will be having their monthly meeting on Monday, August 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the Freedom Town Hall. If you are interested in helping make our parks better please join us. If you have questions please contact Tom Mesaros a call at 3330-245-6061.

Book Review & Discussion Group
Aug 7
MONDAY, August 7th, 9:30am. Dr J Patella personally presents and reviews the book: THE AFTERLIFE OF BILLY FINGERS. Author Annie Kagan recounts the fascinating and true on-going communications with her deceased brother Billy in this, her debut book. It is not necessary to bring a book. Please join us for a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions at the Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Ave, the 1st Monday of every month at 9:30am for our monthly Book Review & Discussion group. Questions – call the YMCA (330)469-2044

Freedom Twp. Brush Pick Up
Aug 7
Freedom Twp residents can take advantage of brush pick-up on Aug 7. You must call 330-527-7414 by 8 am Monday for pick-up. All brush must be out by 8 am Monday morning.

Indoor Mini-Golf Challenge
Aug 8
Windham Library will be hosting an indoor mini golf challenge on Tuesday August 8 at 12:30 p.m. This activity is open to all kids ages 3-17. Bring your friends and play: “Eye Ball Alley”, “Daring Dragon”, “Monkey Mayhem” and 15 other equally challenging holes. Prizes and snacks will be provided. Registration is required. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145. The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive.

Freedom Twp. Historical Society Meeting
Aug 8
Tuesday, August 8 will be a special night for the Freedom Twp Historical Society. We will host a special presentation “Around the Kitchen Table with the Evans Family” The program will feature different generations of the Evans family in a moderated discussion about their family’s history in Freedom Township and their role as farmers in the community. After the discussion, there will be refreshments and an opportunity to visit with the family and other attendees. Our meeting/program begins at 7 PM & will be held at the Freedom Community Center (former Methodist Church) off Rt 700. This facility is completely handicapped accessible. Our meetings are free and open to the public; everyone interested in Freedom’s history is welcome (even if you don’t reside in Freedom)

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.

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.

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.

“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 Garrettsville YMCA along with the cooperation of Dr J Patella, presents: “LION” Nominated this year for 6 Academy Awards, it stars Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. Based on the biography A Long Way Home. There is no cost & YMCA membership is not required. Please join us for a movie viewed the 3rd Monday each month at 9:30AM. Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Ave. For information check the Weekly Villager or call YMCA (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
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. www.FreewaysGreytEscape.com

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 Park.board2.hvoh@Gmail.com 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.

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 p.m.at the Hilltop Christian Church, 4572 W. Prospect Street, Mantua, Ohio 44255. Questions or want to enter a quilt? Call Joy at 330.701.6992

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 adam.wohlever@dnr.state.oh.us