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.

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. Trained water monitors from Concerned Citizens Ohio will look for chemicals and salts that can show possible contamination from nearby drilling, injection wells, pipeline leaks, or other problems. These water evaluations are not EPA certified, but they do provide a
baseline in the event of contamination. If possible, run cold water for a full ten minutes before the water reaches hot water heaters, softeners, or other filtering treatment. Collect the sample in a clean, large mouth glass jar (such as a Mason jar)—about two cups’ worth. Names should be on jars.

Food Addicts In Recovery Meeting
Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous meets Wednesdays weekly, 6:45-8:15 p.m., St. Luke Episcopal Church, 11519 Wilson Mills Rd. Offers a solution for all forms of food addiction: obesity, undereating, bulimia, and obsession with food. No dues, fees, or weigh-ins. Details at foodaddicts.org or 330-819-5028.

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!

Village Piecemakers Quilt Club
Third Tuesday of Month
Whether you are a new quilter or experienced, all are welcome to learn, help another and share your passion for quilting. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at the Garrettsville Village Hall on High Street. For more information call Barb @ 330-527-2802.

Garden Club Welcomes New Members
Fourth Weds. of Month
Silver Creek Garden Club welcomes new members. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month. Members enjoy speakers, gardening, visiting gardens and garden centers. If you are a lover of flora and fauna please join us. For more information all Barb @ 330-527-2802

Volunteer Opportunity
Call Today!
Are you searching for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? The Camelot Center, a growing therapeutic horseback riding program, is in need of volunteers, aged 14 to adult. Volunteers assist riders to groom their horses, lead horses, side-walk riders who may need physical or emotional support, help with maintenance, and fundraisers. No experience is needed, as all training is provided. Riding lessons are on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This is a great way to help children, adults, and horses, and have fun in the process. The Camelot Center is located at 3498 Barclay Messerly Rd., Southington, Ohio. Contact us at (330) 889-0036, www.thecamelotcenter.org, or visit our Facebook page for more information.

Tom’s Turkeys At RFC
June 23
Another awesome dinner last week at the Renaissance Family Center, one that walked us right into the Memorial Day festivities. Thanks to the Windham Bible Church ladies (and a couple spouses) for the delightful feast. Now write this on your calendar or set your cell phone to remind you for June 23rd. Tom is back in the kitchen and he is cooking up turkeys. Tom’s turkeys– get the drift? Anyway, you’re invited June 23rd, 5-6:30. At the amazing Renaissance Family Center. Where people walk, exercise, visit, drink coffee, read, shop and get clothes. All under one roof.

New Mercies Rummage Sale
June 23-25
There will be a rummage sale at New Mercies Church, 12767 Butternut Rd, Burton on June 23, 24 & 25; 9 am till 4 pm. We are also selling spaces for $20. We are accepting donations you can drop off at the church or we can pick up. For more info please call 330 274 7093.

God Provides A Free Meal
June 24
God provides a free meal at Nelson United Methodist Church, 9367 SR 305 on June 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. Jumbo hot dogs – baked beans – chips – dessert.

Strawberry Festival
June 25
Christian Women’s Fellowship
First Christian Church, 17 North Center Street, Newton Falls will be hosting a strawberry festival on June 25 beginning at Noon. Strawberries and all the fixin’s. Hot Dogs, Sloppy Joes, Coffee

Spring & Summer Craft Show
June 25 & 26
Spring & Summer Craft Show
June 25, 2016 – 9am to 4pm
June 26, 2016 – 10am to 4pm
at 5727 St. Rt. 14, Ravenna, Ohio 44266. This event is rain or shine! Still some spaces available! Contact Marisa Smith at msmith728@icloud.com or check out the event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/981917551846129/

Garden Guild to Meet
June 27
Lordstown Garden Guild will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27, in the parking lot of the Lordstown SCOPE Center, 1776 Salt Springs Road (located at the back of the Lordstown Elementary School). Members will then carpool to the Women’s Garden, the Rose Garden and the Butterfly Garden in downtown Warren. After the tour members will meet at the Mocha House for refreshments. Anyone interested in the Lordstown Garden Guild are welcome to attend. For more information please call membership chair Joann Rice at 330-824-3197.

Nature Camps for Kids
June 27-July 1
OR July 25-29
Nature Camps are Naturally Wonderful for kids ages 3-10. Explore streams, forests, animals, plants and much more as we learn about the world around us and have fun doing it. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram for registration or contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu for more information.

Library Closed Independence Day
July 4
All offices and branch libraries of the Portage County District Library will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. They will resume service hours on Tuesday, July 5. Although closed for the holiday, Portage County District Library’s free digital services are always available- 24/7. Enjoy free movies, TV shows, eBooks, and audiobooks with a Portage County District Library card. Visit www.portagelibrary.org and select “Digital Library” for more information.

BioBlitz: Fish & Food Webs
July 7-8
11-15 year olds will slog through creeks and streams in search of fish and the things they feed upon. Nets, waders and fast fingers will be our tools as we try to map where and how these creatures live. Participants will camp overnight at the Hiram College Field Station. Visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram for registration or contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu for more information.

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 and 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 (rts 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.

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.

Picnic and Car Show
July 23
Everyone’s invited to celebrate Cliff and Pat Goffs 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)

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. Shot cun raffle will be held at 6 pm. Tickets are $5 each or 5/$20.