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Nature Camp at Hiram College
Register Today!
Nature Camps are an exciting and enjoyable way for children ages 3-10 to explore and learn about nature. We get kids crawling, wading and sloshing through habitats in search of critters that live in hidden areas. Camp runs July 31-August 4 for all ages. To register, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003, sorrickmw@hiram.edu or visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram.

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

Vendors Wanted
Auburn Community Church will host an outdoor flea market Aug 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.at the church. Persons selling new items as well as used items are encouraged to participate. Spaces are 25 ft. wide and deep enough to park two regular-sized vehicles as well as vendor tables. Cost per space is $25.00. Food will be available. In the event of rain, the event will be held Aug 12. To reserve space (s), send your check along with your name, address, email and/or phone # and whether selling new or used items to Auburn Community Church, 11076 Washington St. Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023. If any questions call Auburn Community Church 440-543-1402

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.

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!

Library Summer Book Sale
July 26 – 29
Please join us for the Geauga West Friends of the Library Summer book sale. There are thousands of new and gently used adult and children’s books, puzzles and games, and Audio/Video items. This years’ sale features an even larger selection of children’s books. The Book Sale begins Wednesday, July 26 with the Members’ Preview (memberships are available at the door) from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M., followed by the Open Public Sale from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M. Thursday, July 27, hours are 9:00 A.M. – 8:30 P.M., Friday July 28, hours are 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. and Saturday, July 29 is $3.00 Bag Day with hours from 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland next to West Geauga High School.

Community Dinner
July 27
The Renaissance Family Center at 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Ohio is providing a Community Dinner on July 27th. Wendy is in the kitchen cooking up some fine food for everyone. Time is 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Come on down to chat and chew.

CHS Alumni Soccer Game
July 28
The Crestwood High School Boys Soccer Team will be hosting the annual Alumni Game on Friday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. The cost this year is $10.00. There will be a picnic dinner for all alumni and their families immediately following the game. Please R.S.V.P. to Laurel at 216-406-1637.

God Provides A Meal
July 28
God provides a free meal at Nelson United Methodist Church, 9367 SR. 305 on July 28, 4 to 6. Sloppy joes – baked beans – Cole slaw – dessert.

Annual Rummage Sale
July 28 & 29
Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 North Main Street, Mantua, will be sponsoring their Annual Rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday, July 28-29 from 9 am – 1 pm. There will be a large selection of many items. Come and browse and you will probably find some wonderful treasures.

July 28&29
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is proud to present “Godspell” – July 28 and 29 at 7pm. Adult tickets are $10.00 and children under 12 and seniors are $7.00. Groups of 15 or more are $5.00 apiece. “Godspell” is sponsored by Ryser Insurance and Ohio Health Benefits. All performances are held in the James A Garfield’s Iva Walker Auditorium. Tickets available at the door or by calling 216-375-0709. Direction of Godspell is by Justin Steck and musical direction by Florence Janosik.

Friends and Family Annual Party & Bowling Alley Weekend
July 28, 29, 30
Hosted by the James A Garfield Class of 1975 the Big party starts 5pm, Friday July 28th at Skylane Bowling with Arrowhead taking the stage at 8pm. Saturday July 29th arrive at Black Iron Grille Steakhouse between 5:30-6pm for a casual dinner. Reservations are required, contact Sam McGarvey 330/469-8763. Sunday July 30th Pot Luck Picnic at the Village Park by the library. Set up at 11:00 and eat at Noon until dusk. Everyone is Welcome!
Farm to Table Nibble & Sip
July 29
Please join us for our Farm to Table Nibble & Sip to benefit the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard on Saturday July 29th at 5:00pm at Candlelight Winery. Enjoy a menu designed to showcase a wide variety of locally sourced foods along with craft beers and wine. Pre-sale tickets (purchased before July 24th) are $25 each or $45 per couple. Tickets purchased after July 24th are $30 each or $55 per couple. Includes appetizers, desserts, five wine/beer tasting tickets and a souvenir wineglass. Extra wine/beer tasting tickets will be available for purchase. The evening will also include a themed Basket Auction. Take your chance at winning Indians tickets, a casino slot machine, restaurant gift cards and much more! Purchase tickets online at www.NGCCPortage.org or in person at Candlelight Winery.

Garrettsville Eagles Steak Dinner & Entertainment
July 29
Garrettsville Eagles steak dinner & entertainment on Saturday, July 29th. Open to the public. 8149 Water Street
Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Dinner serving steak or chicken breast from 4 – 7:30pm. Carryout is available. Call 330-527-2330. Live music with Steve Howell from 8pm – 11pm.

Purse Exchange & Wine Tasting
July 29
The Ladies Aux. Post 674 will be hosting a Purse Exchange and Wine tasting event July 29th at 6 p.m. Admission is $6 at door. Proceeds will benefit the Scholarship fund. This is at the Windham Legion at 9960 E. Center street . Where the tank is. Call 330-326-3188 for details. See you there

Genealogy and Family Search

Aug 2
Are you interested in learning about your family history or genealogy? Mike Talentino, of the Family History Center in Kirtland, is the Area Family History Advisor for Family Search. Talentino will be at the Garrettsville branch of the Portage County District Library on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6 p.m. to share a presentation on the Family Search site, the different materials it contains, updates, and how to access and save information on familysearch.org A brief Question & Answer session will follow the presentation. Please call the library at 330-527-4378 to register for the Family Search program.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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 money’s 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.

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