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Patio Raffle
On Sale Now
Get your tickets now for the JAG All Sports Booster PATIO RAFFLE! A 600 sq. ft. decorative concrete patio with fire pit, decorative seating and steps is being donated by Creative Concrete Impressions. Install will take place at the winner’s home in the spring of 2018 and winner will be drawn at the Spring JAG Night at the Races. Proceeds benefit JAG Athletic Facilities Committee. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Please contact Ted Lysiak (216.534.7413) for tickets or stop into the JAG Athletic or Board office (330.527.4336).

Fitness Challenge
Register Today!
Join the Crestwood Band Members and Boosters in the March to Good Health Fitness
Challenge. Participants can walk, run, bike, ski, swim or exercise their way to the finish
line goal of 100 points by March 30th. All 100 point finishers receive a Fitness Challenge T-Shirt and free ticket for the raffle baskets at the All District Band Concert on April 13th! Funds raised go towards band student supplies and band travel. To register please log onto

Have Extra Yarn To Spare?
Donate to the art students at James A. Garfield High School!!! Donations can be dropped off during school hours (7:30am-3:00pm) M-F at the front office. Thank you so much!

Grief Support Group
Grief Group meets every Sunday at 3 pm. The meetings are held at Garrettsville United Methodist Church and last about an 1 – 1 ½ hours. Everyone is welcome. For questions you can call the church at 330-527-2055.

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.

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.

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 5:45pm. Great refreshments!

Start Talking ! Portage Stop Addiction
Tuesday & Saturday
Start Talking! Portage has been able to schedule two NEW NA meetings in Portage County on Tuesdays at Christ Episcopal Church at 118 South Mantua St., Kent, Ohio at 7:30 p.m. the second one is on Saturdays at Mantua Christian Church 4118 S. R. 82, Mantua, Ohio 44255

Story Time At Mantua Center Church
Children ages 2-5 are invited along with their accompanying adult (siblings are welcome too) every Thursday to STORY TIME, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. at the Mantua Center Christian Church, 4118 St.Rt. 82. No need to sign up, simply drop in any Thursday. This program follows the Crestwood School schedule and meets every Thursday that Crestwood is in session.

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.

2nd Thursday Storytime
through May 10
2nd Thursday Storytime at Maplewood Christian Church. Come for stories, crafts, music and movement for children ages 2 – 5 (adults stay for fun, siblings welcome). This event will be held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at 7300 State Route 88 in Ravenna. We will not meet if Ravenna Schools are closed. Email or call 330-297-6424 with questions.

5th Annual Model Train Display
Wed & Sat in Dec
The N. Bloomfield Historical Society is presenting its 5th holiday model train event on every Saturday afternoon in December from 2-5pm and every Wednesday evening from 5-8pm in the 1893 Town Hall. The address is 8830 Park Drive. Each year the layout has grown, with new items added each year and now exceeds 500 square feet. The exhibit is free and everyone is welcome. Fun for children and adults alike. For more information call 440-685-4410.

Historical Society Gifts
On Sale Now!
Freedom Township Historical Society is trying to simplify your holiday shopping this year. In addition to our T-shirts, we are now offering SWEATSHIRTS to keep your loved ones warm during the winter months. These come in a forest green with lettering and our logo in white; a donation of $20.00 will secure your sweatshirt in adult sizes S-XL. 2XL – 4XL are also available for a slightly higher donation. To place an order call Judy at 330-527-7669 or Amanda at 330-842-4374. We can email you a form or you can simply place an order by phone. We deliver too! What a deal.

Kindergarten Registration
Call Today!
The James A. Garfield School District is now taking reservations for Kindergarten registration for children that will turn age 5 before August 1, 2018. Registration will take place on, Thursday, March 22, Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26, 20128 Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment.

Newton Falls School Board Meeting
Dec 21
The Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools Board of Education is holding a regular board meeting on December 21, 2017 at 6:00pm in the board room located in the Jr. High School at 907 Milton Blvd, Newton Falls.

Lets Go To Bethlehem
Dec 21
Children’s Christmas play: “Lets go to Bethlehem” All are welcome!!! Thursday; Dec. 21st. 7:00pm at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd., Garrettsville, OH 44231

Blue Christmas Service
Dec 22
You’re invited to attend a Blue Christmas Service at the Windham United Methodist Church, 9051 N. Main St., Windham, OH on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.. The holidays can be a sad time for those who have experienced loss. We invite you to worship with those who mourn at our Blue Christmas Service. A service of comfort and inspiration this Christmas Season. All are welcome!

Rotary Santa To Deliver Presents
Dec 23
Santa will again be making early deliveries to children in the Garrettsville-Hiram area courtesy of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club. Gifts will delivered the evening of Saturday, Dec. 23rd. There is no cost for this service, but all donations received are given to the People Tree to help others in our area. Please drop your gifts at either The Business Works or MB Realty on Main Street in Garrettsville by Dec. 21st. Call 330-527-4415 for more information.

Christmas Eve Services!
Dec 23 & 24
The United Methodist Church of Garrettsville, 8223 Park Avenue, will be hosting two Christmas Eve services this season, one on December 24 at 7 PM, but also one on December 23 at 7 PM. Both services will be the same. Since so many people go to be with family on actual Christmas Eve, we thought we would offer a complete service the night before Christmas Eve! This way you can enjoy a candlelight service and still be at Gramma’s house on Christmas Eve! Bring a friend!

Library Holiday Schedule
Dec 23, 25, 30 & Jan 1
In observance of the holidays, all Portage County District Library branch libraries and offices will be closed on the following dates: Saturday, December 23; Monday, December 25; Saturday, December 30; and Monday, January 1 of 2018. May all your holidays be bright and have a pleasant journey into the New Year.

Christmas Eve Service
Dec 24
First Baptist Church, 2640 S. Canal Street, Newton Falls, will host a Candlelight Christmas Eve service on Sunday, December 24th beginning at 5:00 PM. The service will include traditional Christmas hymns and carols and a congregational candle lighting.

Holiday Services
Dec 24
All are welcome to Christmas Eve services, Sunday, December 24, at Burton Congregational Church and Newbury United Community Church. Morning Worship: 9:15 a.m. at Newbury United Community Church 11:15 a.m. at Burton Congregational Church. Family Worship at Burton Congregational Church at 6 p.m. Join us for an interactive telling of the Nativity Story for the whole family. It will be noisy, chaotic, fun and holy. Traditional Lessons, Carols and Candelight Service: 8:00 p.m. at Newbury United Community Church 11:00 p.m. at Burton Congregational Church. For more information, please visit

God Provides A Free Meal
Dec 29
God provides a free Cristmas meal at Nelson United Methodist Church, 9367 St. Rt. 305 on Dec. 29 from 4 to 6:00. Ham – potatoes – Cole slaw – dessert

New Year’s Eve Reverse Raffle Party
Dec 31
Looking for a New Year’s Eve party? The Women’s Auxiliary of the Mantua Knights of Columbus Council #3766 is planning to have a New Year’s Eve/Reverse Raffle party on Dec 31. It’s a Roaring 20’s theme this year! If you’re looking for a fun time, at a good price, come and join us at the Sentinel Party Center, 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, OH 44255. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $65.00/couple, $50.00/single, and include appetizers, raffle, dinner, open bar, DJ, dancing, and a midnight champagne toast. Purchase your tickets through Jay D’Aurelio (330-569-8156).

Pancake Breakfast
Jan 7
The Windham Lions Club will be hosting their first pancake breakfast for the season on Sunday, January 7th. from 8 AM to 12 Noon at the Brick Chapel on N. Main Street.

Alyssa Marie Honsaker Benefit
Jan 7
Please come to the Alyssa Marie Honsaker Benefit at Faces Lounge on Sunday January 7th from 1-4pm. Event will include pasta or meatball sandwich dinner. Adults $6, ages 10 and under $4. Music by Crash and The Salty Dawgs. Chinese Auction, 50/50 Drawing and ‘Live Auction’. Contact Vonda for Auction Donations 330-984-3521. Basket can be dropped off at Faces Lounge.

Spaghetti Dinner
Jan 26
Parkman Cub Scout Pack 4076 will host their annual Spaghetti Dinner/Auction at the Parkman Community House on January 26th, 2018
from 4:30-7:30 pm. Advance $8.00 Adults/Kids $5.00 (5-12) under 5 free. At Door: $9.00 Adults/Kids $6.00 (5-12) under 5 free. *carry-out available Pre-sale tickets: Call Monique 216-337-2104. 100% of proceeds benefit Parkman Pack 4076 BSA