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Upcoming Community Events – Week of February 3rd


Kindergarten Registration Time!
The James A. Garfield School District is now taking reservations for Kindergarten registration for children that will turn age 5 before August 1, 2017. Registration will take place on, Monday, March 27nd , Tuesday, March 28th and Friday March 31st, 2017. Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment.

Preschool Screenings for Fall 2017
Preschool screenings will take place at James A. Garfield Elementary on Friday, March 17th for children age 3 through 5 years of age that will not attend Kindergarten. The appointment will take approximately 60 minutes. Please call Kristine at 330-527-5524 to schedule an appointment.

Newton Fall Kindergarten Registration
Registration for children entering the Newton Falls Exempted Village School District for the 2017-2018 school year will be held: Feb 15, 3:00 – 8:30 p.m. and March 13 through March 17, 9:00-11:00 a.m. & 12:30-2:30 p.m. daily. You do NOT need an appointment, but please only come during these times. It is not necessary to bring your child at this time. To be eligible for kindergarten, your child must be 5 years of age by August 1, 2017. Upon registering, you will be given an appointment to bring your child to the school in the spring for screening. Bring the following items with you when registering: Your child’s legal birth certificate;Immunization records; Proof of residency; Child’s Social Security Card and custody papers (if applicable)

Silk Flowers Needed
The James A. Garfield Art Club is in need of silk flowers to sell for their upcoming Valentine’s Day fundraiser. If you have any you’d like to donate to a great cause, please bring them to the high school office during school hours.

Schedule Your JAGHS Parent Teacher Conference Today!
James A. Garfield H.S. Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for February 16th 3:30 to 6:30. To schedule appointments, call Mrs. Fisher at the high school at 330-527-4341.

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.

Men on Mondays
beginning March 6
“Men on Monday’s” a Men’s Bible Study will be starting on Monday, March 6th. and continuing every Monday thereafter at the “Cellar Door Coffee Shop in Garrettsville. We will meet at 6:45pm and end at 8:00 pm. Coffee and pastry will be provided at no charge.

Society Of The Blind Meetings
4th Monday of Month
The Portage County Society of the Blind is looking for new members The Society meets the 4th monday of the month except Jan and Feb at 2 pm at the English Pub in Ravenna 320 East Main St.
It takes allof us to achieve our mission which is to provide support and visual aids when we can. Our membership is made up of seeing , low vision and blind and it takes all of us to carry out our mission. If interested please call Jim Hammar 330-527-2855 or Dorothy Jones 330-296-4060.

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

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. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is an affordable, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. Members learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise, motivation and more at weekly meetings. Find out more at http://www.tops.org
Please join us as we take off and keep off pounds sensibly!

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.

2nd Thursday Storytime
through May 11
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.

American Legion Fish Fry
Fish fry dinners will be held at the American Legion Post 674, 9960 East Center St., Windham from 4-7:30 pm. Cost $8. Choice of fish, chicken, shrimp or a combo dinner. Open to public. Carryout available.

American Legion Fish Fry
Feb 3 – April 14
The Lake Milton American Legion Fish Fry is back! Serving every Friday beginning Feb 3 through April 14 from 3-7 pm at the 737 Legion Post, Milton Avenue
Haddock Fish Dinner or enjoy Chicken or Shrimp, french fries, cole slaw & roll $10. Perogies – $4

Monthly Soup Supper
Feb 3
The Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary No. 193 will hold its monthly soup supper on Feb. 3 at 6 pm at the Mantua Center School gym. A variety of homemade soups, salads and desserts plus hot dogs and sausage sandwiches will be available. $7 adults, $3 children.

Soup & Sandwich Meal
Feb 3
Newton Falls United Methodist Church. Feb.3rd from 11:00 till 1:30.Soups are potato, bean,, and veg. beef. Sandwiches are chicken salad, sausage with peppers and onions and sloppy joes. Desserts, beverages and takeout available.

Mammograms at JAG Elementary
Call by Feb 3
Women’s Diagnostic Center will be at JAG Elementary on Feb 16. If you want the convenience of not having to go out of town to get a mammogram, please call the Elementary, 330-527-2184, and ask for Phyllis Miller to schedule your mammogram. You will need to bring your insurance information and complete all necessary forms (which are available at the Elementary office). We have a few openings left, call by February 3, 2017.

Windham American Legion Breakfast
Feb 4
Windham American Legion Post 674 will be having a breakfast on Feb 4 from 8 am – 11 am. $7 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under.
Night At The Races
Feb 4
Newton Falls Athletic Boosters present Night At The Races on Feb 4. Doors open at 5:30. Post time 7:30 Lake Milton American Legion, 16465 Milton Ave. Lake Milton, OH 44429. (Shuttle bus from NFHS available every 20 minutes from 5:00-7:00 and 10:00-11:30) Presale Tickets $20 Tickets at the door $25 Any question or would like to purchase tickets contact Chuck Crum 330-780-1986

Pancake Brunch
Feb 5
Windham Lions Club will be hosting their pancake brunch on Feb 5 at the Brick Chapel on North Main Street from 8 am – 12 pm. Presale tickets $6; tickets at door $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Proceeds from presale tickets will be split with the Windham HS Football team. Please contact Anthony Maiorca for presale tickets.

The Four Chaplains Service
Feb 5
The Four Chaplains Interfaith
Memorial Service will be held on Feb 5 at 11 a.m. Hear The Story Of 4 Brave Men That Others Might Live at the First Baptist Church of Newton Falls, 2640 S Canal St, Newton Falls, OH 44444

Pancakes at Hambden Grange in February
Feb 5 & 19
Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an ALCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee, Sunday, February 5th, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road. The cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under. We will also have a Pancake Breakfast February 19.

Freedom Community & Park Boosters Meeting
Feb 6
The Freedom Community & Park Boosters will be having their monthly meeting on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Freedom Town Hall. Please contact Tom Mesaros at 330-245-6061 for more information. Hope to see everyone there.

Monthly Book Review
Feb 6
On Feb 6, at 10:30am Garrettsville YMCA invites you to join us at 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville, OH for the following FREE event: The Monthly Book Review and Discussion group meets at the YMCA the 1ST MONDAY each month at 10:30am – presented by Dr J Patella. Author: Annie Kagan – The continuation of the fascinating, true story of her on-going, after death communication with her brother Billy is recounted in this, her debut book: THE AFTERLIFE OF BILLY FINGERS. Questions – call the YMCA (330)469-2044.

TOPS Open House
Feb 9
Need support in obtaining a healthier weight? Come see what TOPS OH#1941, Ravenna has to offer at our OPEN HOUSE on Feb 9, at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the Maplewood Christian Church, 7300 State Route 88, Ravenna as we “Get to the Heart of the Matter”. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is an affordable, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. Members learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise, motivation and more at weekly meetings — supporting our members as they take off and keep off pounds sensibly! Find out more at http://www.tops.org or call the chapter leader, Cherryl Duffield at 330-527-2713 or the chapter secretary, Jeanette Stoffer at 330-296-7783.

Annual Valentines Day Bingo
Feb 12
St. Michael’s Church 9736 East Center Street, Windham, OH is holding their Annual Valentine’s Day Special Bingo. Great Fun! Great Food! Great Games! February 12, 2017. Games start at 1:30pm. Refreshments, Raffles, Baked Goods, Gift Table. Your support is much appreciated!

Experience The Appalachian Trail
Feb 12
Don Havener will be sharing his experience of hiking on the Appalachian Trail on Feb 12 at Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 N Main Street, Mantua. Don’s presentation will follow a light meal served at 6 PM. Please come and enjoy this magnificent presentation with us. For more information please call the Church at 330-274-2849. Looking forward to following his adventures unfold.

American Legion Aux Meeting
Feb 13
The American Legion Aux 193 will meet on Feb 13 at 1 pm at the legion hall. .

Crescent Chapter Meeting
Feb 13
The Garrettsville Crescent Chapter No 7 OES will meet on Feb 13 at 6:30 pm for a pot luck supper. The meeting follows at 7:30 pm.

Manure Happens!
Feb 15
Manure Happens! Manure and Facility Management on Horse Properties. This FREE workshop will be held on Feb 15th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Lake Erie College – George M. Humphrey Equestrian Learning Center (8031 Morley Road, Mentor, 44060). Gain knowledge and resources from to help you reduce mud, manage manure, increase chore efficiency, improve horse health and property aesthetics, and conserve money and resources! Though this workshop is free, registration is required by Feb 10. For more info or to reserve your seat, contact Geauga SWCD at 440-834-1122 ext. 2 or gprunty@geaugaswcd.com.

RFC Yard Sale
Feb 18
Calling all “treasurer hunters” far and wide. Renaissance Family Center Yard Sale will be held on February 18th, 9 am-4 pm at 9005 Wilverne Dr.Windham, Ohio. Treasurers of every kind under one roof. You will be “amazed” at what you may find.

MSA Reverse Raffle
Feb 18
Help support Mantua Soccer Association by attending the Reverse Raffle on Feb 18 at 6 pm at the K of C, 11845 SR 44 in Mantua. $75 per ticket provides admission for 2 adults, 1 entry into grand prize drawing ($1,000), dinner, drinks and dancing. Contact MSA at mantuasoccer@gmail.com.

Free Community Meal
Feb 20
Christ Lutheran, 10827 N. Main Street, Mantua, will be holding their monthly Free Community Meal on Feb 20. We will serve between 5 and 6:30 PM. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal and an opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors. See you there.

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Chuck & Wilma Holka
Feb. 25
Friends of Chuck and Wilma Holka will host a benefit at Freedom Town Hall, 8966 S.R. 700 to help pay for the couple’s medical expenses. The event includes a spaghetti and meatball dinner with sides, desserts, and a drink, a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, and live music. Tickets are $10 or $8 for ages 55 and older. Children under 5 eat free. Call 330-326-6073.