Upcoming Community Events Guide | Weekly VIllager

11th Annual J.A. Garfield Reunion
Reserve Your Spot!
The 11th annual James A. Garfield Alumni Reunion will be held at the James A. Garfield Elementary School on September 17, 2016. A buffet dinner will be provided by Guido’s Catering of Ravenna. Following dinner, alumni representing the classes of 1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2006 will be recognized. Anyone who attended Freedom, Garrettsville, Nelson and James A. Garfield schools is welcome to attend. Your reservation can be mailed to: James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet, P. O. Box 93, Garrettsville, OH 44231. The cost is $18 per person. PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME AND YEAR OF THE ALUMNI ATTENDING AND NAME(S) OF ANY GUESTS. You may contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 for further information.

Register Today!
Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme “Soaring to New Heights” Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM Saturday, September 17, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. All units must have a 2016 parade application on file. The All American Judges will be judging the parade. Parade entries are encouraged to stay for the opening ceremony when the parade winners will be announced. For more information and deadline, call the BAF Hotline (330) 296-FAIR. We sure to visit BAF website at ravennaballoonafair.com.

Monday Breakfasts
Through Summer
American Legion Post 674 in Windham will have breakfast from 8 to 11 beginning on Monday May 9th. Breakfasts will continue on Mondays through the summer. Many things are changing, come take a look.

Community Center Open!
Whether or not you are a resident of Mantua Township, you are invited to attend the Community Center which meets every Tuesday in the historic Mantua Center School, just north of SR 82 on Mantua Center Road. It’s free, and the cafeteria wing, where we meet is fully accessible. Free coffee and tea are ready soon after nine and renewed as needed. Painting group gathers at 9:30. A jigsaw puzzle is always available, as are sewing projects and folks willing to chat. If you are part of a group looking for meeting space, check us out. We’d love to have a group of card players, board game enthusiasts, or a civic or charitable group expanding our attendance. Or now that school’s out, how about some parentally supervised kids making use of space indoors or out? Potluck lunch is at noon; bring a dish for the buffet. (Tableware provided.) We usually close about two, but could stay open later if there were demand.

Families Anonymous Meeting
Families Anonymous meetings for families dealing with drug addicted members meet every Monday from 7-8 p.m. at Coleman Behavioral Services Sue Hetrick Building, 3922 Lovers Lane / Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. For more information call Heather 330-569-4367 or Peggy 330-760-7670.

Free Water Well Monitoring
4th Monday of Month
Free well water monitoring will be conducted on the 4th Monday of the month at the Hiram Christian Church at the corner of SR 82 & 700 in Hiram.

St. Michael’s Church at 9736 East Center Street in Windham, OH holds bingo every Thursday in the church hall. We have a Large Running Progressive! Ticket sales begin at 6:00 pm. Games start at 7:00 pm. Please come and support St. Michael’s Church!

Lion’s Steak & Sausage Trailer
July 8 & 9
The Windham Lions Club will be hosting their monthly steak and sausage trailer at the old Windham Sparkle parking lot on Friday, July 8 from 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday, July 9 from 10 am – 2 pm.

Dance & 50/50 Drawing
July 9
Summer 2016 YMCA Fundraiser Dance and 50/50 Drawing, at the Garrettsville YMCA Gymnasium (formerly Garrettsville Intermediate School), 8233 Park Ave, Saturday, July 9th, 7-11pm.
Please bring your friends and join JimBob – DJ Extraordinaire, Karaoke & Lighting Specialist for over 30 years, along with a host of dedicated YMCA employees, lovely line-dance instructors, our wonderful certified exercise professionals, and selfless volunteers, for a rockin’ great time! Rock ‘n’ Roll, Swing, Line Dance, Karaoke, all your favorite music! Light refreshments will be available for purchase. A $5 donation at the door is greatly appreciated.
Please come – help support Garrettsville YMCA

Kinsman Is For Sale!
July 9
Rotary Chicken BBQ is at the town park, just off of Rte 5. South of town, 8000 Burnett East Rd. (behind Ohio Edison). 11 am to 3 pm Eat in or take out. Town-wide yard sales from 9 am to 5 pm. Free maps are available at Market Square – on the square (Rtes 5&7). Amish bake sale on the square. Many businesses will have sales. Kinsman, OH is located on Rte 5,7 & 87. For info: MktSqKinsman@gmail.com or call 330-876-3178(10am to 6pm).
Christian Concert
July 10
Christian Concert to be held at Faith Evangelical Free Church. 10585 WindhamParkman Rd., Garrettsville, OH on July 10 @ 11am. The concert is free and
features Mark & Cindy Maynard presenting the Gospel by means of light Southern Gospel music.

Wilderness Leadership
July 10-16
High schoolers will develop leadership skills, connect with nature, and work to achieve individual and group goals at Hiram College’s Northwoods Field Station in the remote wilderness of Michigan. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram for registration or contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu for more information.

Vacation Bible School
July 11 – 15
Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love at Surf Shack VBS 2016! Held July 11 – 15 from 5:45 – 8:30 p.m. Children ages 3 – 14 are welcome to join us for music, Bible lessons, crafts, snacks & recreation. Maplewood Christian Church, 7300 S.R. 88, Ravenna. Please register at www.maplewoodcc.org. Call 330-297-6424 for more information.

SBDC Rep To Speak At Library
July 12
A representative from The Ohio Small Business Development Center will be at the Garrettsville Library on July 12th at 5:30 pm to share information about the services the SBDC offers. SBDC services are free to businesses with fewer than 500 employees that generate less than $10 million in revenue. Certified business advisers can assist with all aspects of business including accounting and book keeping, financing and loans, human resources, legal issues, manufacturing, marketing, technology, taxes. They work with businesses in all stages from start up to established businesses.

Freedom Township Historical Society Meeting
July 12
The monthly meeting of the Freedom Township Historical Society will be July 12 at 7 PM at the Freedom Community Center (former Methodist Church) on Rt 700. Residents and non-residents interested in sharing their stories of living/growing up in Freedom are encouraged to attend, share their memories & bring pictures. The Community Center is fully handicapped accessible. If you need a ride or for more information, call Judy Thornton – 330-527-7669.

Middlefield Chamber Open House
July 12
Tuesday, July 12 from Noon to 1:30 pm, Open House at the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Office, 16014 E. High Street, Middlefield, on the Lawn. Free light refreshments. Stop in an meet the members and find out about our planned events, and why you should become a member of the Middlefield Chamber. The Open house is set for outside and will be cancelled if RAIN. Get information on what the Chamber Members support, ex: Relay Across America, The Kelly Miller Circus, Annual Golf Outing, Trunk Sale, The Cardinaires. RSVP if you can mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.

Portage County APL Fundraiser
Through July 15
In honor of national pet month, Aurora Animal Care Center & Aurora Kennel are holding a fundraiser for the Portage County APL through July 15th.
You can help by donating unopened pet food, treats, bedding, toys, cat litter, cleaning products, etc. You can also purchase a can or bag of food at one of our clinics to save you a trip to the store.
You can drop your donated items off at any of our locations.
Aurora Veterinary Clinic, Mantua Veterinary Clinic, Streetsboro Veterinary Center, or the Aurora Kennel

Hiram Community “Garage” Sale
Reserve space by July 15
The Hiram Recreation & Park Board is seeking vendors with household goods to sell at our Community “Garage” Sale on July 23. Proceeds from the rental of 10’x10’ space will benefit the Hiram Village Parks. When: July 23 – 9am -4pm. Where: on the lawn in from of the Hiram Village Municipal Hall at 11617 Garfield Rd, Hiram. Price for 10’x10’ space is $15. Please reserve your space by July 15. Email Chris at park.board2.hvoh@gmail.com with name, address, contact phone. If you wish to set up at your Village home, we’ll provide a kit to advertise and a map of all residential garage sales for $10. The Park Board is also accepting donations to sell at the Community Sale.This event is held along with Hiram Police’s Food Drive and Pet Adoption – so come out and make a day of it!

Grant In Aid Scholarship
Due By July 16
The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school. The deadline for completed applications is July 16, 2016. Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024.

Flea Market
July 16 & 17
Come to the second annual Mantua Center Flea Market and sale July 16 and 17 at the Mantua Center School building. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, indoors and outdoors. Food, refreshments, hot and cold drinks. Shop for treasures or sell your own. Call 330-281-9331 to rent a space.

Red Devils Soccer Camp
July 16 – 17
The coaches and players of Crestwood High School are hosting a Red Devils Academy Summer Camp at the Bowen Road Soccer Complex. A Little Devils Camp (beginner) for boys entering K – 3rd grade will be at 9:30 – 11:30 with a cost of $50. Select Camp (advanced) for boys entering 2nd through 8th grades this fall will be from 9 – 12 with a cost of $75. Each player will receive a free shirt, with daily awards and competitive games. For more info, please contact Coach Sam Roubic at sroubic@crestwoodschools.org.

JAG Safety Village
Register by July 18
Registration for 2016 Safety Village is open until July 18, 2016 for upcoming kindergartners. Please call 3309777326 with any questions.

Free Meal
July 18
Christ Lutheran Church, North Main Street, Mantua, will be hosting their monthly free meal on Monday, July 18 from 5 to 6:30 pm. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal. The opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors is always enjoyable. See you there.

Film Discussion Group
July 18
Monday, July 18th at 10:30am Garrettsville YMCA invites you to join us at 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville, OH for a FILM Review and Discussion Group
presented by Dr J Patella: The video, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
A 2010 comedy about the escapades of Allan Karlsson in a nursing home and about to celebrate his hundredth birthday. Alert despite his age, Allen is not interested in attending the party. Instead he climbs out the window and disappears … A huge success the film was screened in over 40 countries and grossed more than 50 million US dollars worldwide. If you are interested in the film, the group meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 10:30am and is a free program.

VBS At Burton Congregational Church
July 18 – 21
This year, Vacation Bible School at the Burton Congregational Church is designed to help us “Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love!” All children, preschool through Grade 6, are invited to the Surf Shack for stories, songs, games, crafts,snacks, and lots of fun. Monday through Thursday, July 18-21 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. You may register at the first session or pre-register by calling the Church at 440-834-4495.

PCGC Flower Show
July 19
The Portage County Gardeners flower and photography show at 5154 S/ Prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio is on July 19. 2016. The public and members are invited at 1:30p.m.-3:00p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Judges for the show are Rick Strebler, Bonnie Zuchniak , and Betsy Neylon. Awards and prizes will be given at 2:45p.m. Members should present their entries from 10:00 a.m- noon. Judging will be from Noon- 1:30 p.m.

Rummage Sale
July 22 & 23
Christ Lutheran Women’s Guild will be hosting their annual Rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23 from 9am to 1pm. Please come and see the large selection of items for sale.
Call the Church for info at 330-274-2849 or Diane at 330-274-2868.

Picnic and Car Show
July 23
Everyone’s invited to celebrate Cliff and Pat Goff’s 50th Anniversary at Freedom Town Hall on Saturday July 23, 2016
2pm to 6pm. Please come and enjoy friends, family, food, and cars. We will be serving refreshments. Please rsvp by July 15th, so we have an idea of the number of people and cars. Please contact Roxanne Maur at 330-238-0268 or Jessica Maur at 330-235-3776. Hope to see you there!

Garfield High School Football Skills Camp
July 25 & 26
Garfield High School will be hosting a Football Skills Camp
July 25 and 26 from 6pm-8pm
for Grades K-8. Cost is $30 (checks made payable to JAG All Sports Boosters)

Pricetown VBS
July 25 – 29
Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School from July 25th thru July 29th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship. This years’ theme is: “SURF SHACK” – Catch the wave of God’s Amazing Love.
Youngsters (age 4 thru 12th Grade) are invited to meet Jesus. They will enjoy Bible stories, music, games, crafts, snacks and our Country Store at the end of the week. Colors for the week = Monday: RED, Tuesday: YELLOW, Wednesday: ORANGE, Thursday: GREEN and Friday: BLUE. Please join us for a fantastic week!!

Kinsman to Host Circus
July 26
Harry Lees American Legion Post 506 and Auxiliary is bringing in the Kelly Miller Circus with an all new show on July 26. The public is invited to watch the animals being unloaded and fed. Witness the raising of the giant big top at approximately 9:00am. Performances will be at 4:30 and 7:30 at the old Badger High School grounds 8300 Main St. Kinsman, OH. Advance sales tickets are available at area businesses and online at www.KellyMillerCircus.com. For more information Facebook event; Kinsman Circus. Proceeds will go to several veteran benefits.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
July 30
An all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner will beheld on July 30 from 4-7 pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge 507, 216 E. Main St., West Farmington. Dinner donation $7 Adults; $4.50 Kids 5-12; under 5 free. Carryout available. Shotgun raffle will be held at 6 pm. Tickets are $5 each or 5/$20.

Trunk Sale
Aug 6
Annual Trunk Sale wil be held Saturday, August 6th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. It’s a 1 day garage sale from the trunk of your car! in the Giant Eagle Parking lot in Middlefield, 15400 West High Street, Middlefield 44062. Sponsored by the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce. Rain or Shine. $20 a space / 2 spaces for $35. Checks may be written to “The Middlefield Chamber of Commerce” and mailed to P.O. Box 801, Middlefield, Ohio 44062, Contact the Chamber at 440-632-5705 or mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com for Vendor Agreement with details.

Golf Outing
Aug 26
Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing will be held on Aug 26 at Rolling Green Golf Club 15900 Mayfield Road, Huntsburg. $75 a player to golf, register yourself or team now. Skins Games, Proximity Games, Long Drive Contests, Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Registration is at 7:30 am to 9:00 am, Tee Off at 9:00 am. 4 person scramble, lunch at the turn, dinner following golf. Door Prizes for every player. All must be registered by August 12th. Need: Event Sponsor, Hole Sponsor, Dinner Sponsor, Beer Cart Sponsor. To register or with any questions, contact: 440-632-5705 or mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com