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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).

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.

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 5:45pm. Great refreshments!

Start Talking! Portage Mantua
4th Tuesday of Month
Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6PM to make a difference in our communities by combating drug abuse in our schools and our county. Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 North Main Street, Mantua, OH — Lower Level. Next meeting on January 23rd

Tuesday Bible Study
Windham United Methodist will host an ongoing Adult Bible Study: “Resilient-Your Invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life”, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 9051 N. Main St., Windham, OH. Please leave a message for the pastor at the Church Office, 330-326-2571.

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

Soup & Sandwiches
Weds through March 21
The Garrettsville United Methodist Church will be hosting Soup & Sandwiches every Wednesday during Lent (Feb 21, Feb 28, March 7, March 14, March 21) from 4:30pm to 6:45pm. Donations are welcome. Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of great fellowship. We are located on Park Avenue near the YMCA.

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.

Eagles Club Fish Fry
Feb 9 – March 30
Starting Feb 9th through March 30th the Garrettsville Eagles Club #2705 will have a fish fry every Friday. All dinners are $9.00. Fish dinner 2pcs; Shrimp dinner 7pcs; Combo dinner (1pc fish 4 pcs shrimp). Dinners include baked potato or french fries, cole slaw or applesauce, green beans, dinner roll with butter. Served from 5:00-8:00
Open to the public!

Lent Fish Fry
through March 30
Every Friday starting Feb 16th to March 30th. Times are 4:00 to 7:30. Price is $10.00 and for kids 12 and under is $7.00. Located at the VFW in Newton Falls. 433 Arlington Blvd, Newton Falls OH 44444. You can get fried or baked fish and 3 different sides are sides are cole slaw, cabbage & noodles, vegetable, mac & cheese, and French fries. Hosted by the Newton Falls Athletic Boosters

Friday Fish Fry
through March 30
The Lake Milton American Legion Fish Fry is back serving every Friday through March 30 from 3-7 pm at the 737 Legion Post, 16465 Milton Avenue. Haddock Fish Dinner or enjoy Chicken or Shrimp
french fries, cole slaw , roll, & drink $10.50. Perogies $4.50 Extra Fish $4.50. NEW Children’s Menu includes Fish, Shrimp, or Chicken Nuggets with fries, coleslaw or applesauce, roll, & drink for $5.00. Serving our Veterans needs

Crafters Wanted
Call Today!
Crafters are wanted for the Ravenna Garden Club’s Craft Show on March 17th—10a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will be held at 5154 S. Prospect Street ( the Portage County Gardeners’ Center) Ravenna, Ohio 44240. The cost is $20 for an 8ft table-. Lunch, raffles, and more will be available. To reserve a table or get more info call Pat Thomas 330-297-0232

JA Garfield Kindergarten Registration
Schedule 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.

Space Available
Call Today
Hiram RCCA Consignment Treasure Sale will be held at
6337 Winchell Rd. Hiram Rapids on March 29th – 31st 10 a. to 7 p. Consign your new or gently used items with
us and stop by to shop. For more info call 330.569.4292 or email:

IDEA Funds Meeting
Feb 8
James A. Garfield School District will be holding a public meeting on ?February 8, 2018?. This will provide the opportunity for questions/comments regarding the spending of IDEA funds for our district before the monthly board meeting. Please join us at the Elementary PD Center on Thursday at 6:45 pm.

Monthly Square Dance
Feb 10
The Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance Saturday, February 10, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles, Ohio. Gene Hammond will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be calling line dances. Valentines will be the theme for the dance. This will be a High/Low dance with alternating tips for new dancers currently taking lessons and tips for more experienced dancers. Dress is casual and light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For additional information call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.

Pancakes at the Grange
Feb 11,18 & Mar 11 & 18
Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee, Sunday, February 11th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. The cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under.
We will also have a Pancake Breakfast February 18th and March 11th and 18th.

Baseball Signups
Feb 11
Garrettsville Hot Stove Baseball Signups at the Village Hall in Garrettsville (8213 High Street), Sun. Feb 11th 6-8pm. For any child age 5 and older as of May 1st, 2018. Email with any questions.

Valentine’s Special Bingo
Feb 11
Great Fun! Great Food! Great Games! Valentine’s Bingo at St. Michael’s Church, 9736 East Center Street (SR 303) Windham, on February 11. Games start at 1:30pm. Refreshments, Raffles, Baked Goods, Gift Table. Sorry, No One Under 18 Years Old Allowed!

Pancake & Sausage Breakfasts
Feb 11, 18 & 25
Pancake & sausage breaksfasts will be held at the American Legion Post 459, Goodwin St., Burton on Feb 11, 18 & 25 from 9 am – 1 pm.

Spaghetti Dinner
Feb 14
The Garrettsville United Methodist Church will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Ash Wednesday, February 14th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Donations are welcome. This is also Valentine’s Day. What a sweet way to treat your family to great food and fellowship. Ash Wednesday service begins at 7pm. We are located on Park Avenue near the YMCA.

Crestwood Band Citrus Sale
through Feb 15
Bring home a little bit of sunshine and help out the Crestwood Schools Band program, the annual citrus sale is now through Thursday, February 15th. Fruit will be delivered between March 19th-28th. To place an order, see any band member or contact the Crestwood Band Boosters at

Freedom Twp Trustee Meeting Rescheduled
Feb 15
Freedom Township next Regular meeting will be held on Feb. 15 at 7:30 pm at the Freedom Townhall

Feb 15
Join us for a look back at whopping winter weather events of the past with an illustrated presentation intended to touch off a blizzard of audience memories – and come share yours! Refreshments provided; fully wheelchair accessible. Thursday, February 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m., The West Woods Nature Center. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or

JAGHS Conferences
Feb 15
James A. Garfield Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for February 15th from 3:30 to 6:30. Please call Mrs. Fisher at the high school at 330.527.4341 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!

Roast Pork Buffet Dinner
Feb 17
Roast pork with sauerkraut & dressing dinner will be held on Feb 17 from 4-6:30 pm at the First Congregational Church, 4022 SR 44, Rootstown. Dinner includes potatoes, gravy, asst salads and vegetables, rolls, desert selections and beverage. Carry out available.

St. Joseph Parish in Mantua Invites Men to their Annual Renewal
Feb 17 & 18
St.Joseph Parish in Mantua is holding its annual Men’s Renewal Feb 17 and 18 on the parish grounds, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd.,Mantua. The Men’s Renewal is a two-day gathering of Christian men (Catholic and non-Catholic) coming together in faith to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and other Christian men. The weekend will begin at 8 a.m. on Feb. 17 and conclude with Mass on the afternoon of Feb. 18. During the weekend, participants can expect time for prayer, reflection,fellowship and food. For more information, call Lee Dorrance at 330-328-6071 or Doug McSwain at 330-289-7346;or e-mail Register online by following the Christ Renews His Parish link under Faith Formation at

Mantua Casino Trip To Benefit Area Families
Feb 19
The Women’s Auxiliary of the Mantua Knights of Columbus is hosting a casino bus trip to Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, PA on Monday, February 19th. Cost is $40 per person and will include $30 free play. Please call 330-274-4982 and leave a message to make your reservation. The group will depart from the Sentinel Party Center, 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, OH 44255 at 8:30 a.m. and will return by 6:00 p.m. Proceeds from this event go to help the less fortunate families in Portage County.

Pricetown Church Dinner
Feb 21
The next home cooked supper at Pricetown Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will feature meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, dessert and beverage. The supper will be held from 4:30pm to 6pm, on Feb 21.The Cost: Adults $9. Children under 10, $5.
Carry-outs will be available.

Hiram Christian Church Chili Cook-off
Feb 23
Hiram Christian Church is Hosting Their 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off on February 23rd @ 5pm – 8pm. The event will feature a Silent Auction of gift baskets and gift certificates, a “Service Auction,” featuring talents and services of church and community members, and a Raffle for a stunning 14kt Rose Gold and Diamond Heart Pendant valued at $900. $5 to enter your chili. $5 to eat chili and cast your vote for the best. $5 raffle tickets. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the restoration of the Church’s Bell Tower. For more information, or if you or your business would like to donate a gift/service, please contact, Margaret at 330/592-5433.

Brookfield Youth Basketball Tournament
March 4 -11
Brookfield High School and the Trumbull County Basketball Officials Association will be conducting a 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graded basketball tournament for boys and girls. The tournament will be held from March 4th through March 11th. Cost is $100. For more information contact Matt Vadas at 330-883-7208 or e-mail

Newton Falls Kindergarten Registration Dates
March 12 – 16
Registration for children entering the Newton Falls Exempted Village School District for the 2018-2019 school year will be held Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. & 12:00-2:30 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, 2018. If you have any questions, you may contact the school Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Dee Howard, at 330-872-5225 (ext. 2301).

A Sweet Treat from the Trees
March 15
Discover the secrets of pure Geauga Gold…maple syrup! We’ll enjoy lunch in the lodge at 11:30 a.m., then take a hands-on look at the sugarbush and sugar house to learn about the maple sugaring process. Some portions of this program will not be wheelchair accessible.
Thursday, March 15, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Swine Creek Reservation. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or