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Upcoming Community Events – Week of May 19


Camp Invention
Register Today!
Camp Invention will take place at JAG Elementary School June 26th – 30th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for students entering grades K – 6th grade next school year. If you are interested in having your child attend, contact Mr. Hatcher by emailing him at dhatcher@jagschools.org or calling the school at 330-527-2184.

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 a 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

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
“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 6:45p 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 wanted 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 by local ladies.

84th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks
Through – May 21
Enjoy spring migrants return on bird walks led by experienced birders. Held Sundays, April 16 through May 21. Meet in parking lot at 7:30am, these locations: James H Barrow Field Station, 11305 Wheeler Rd., Hiram – 330/527-2141, Aurora Sanctuary: Audubon Society of Cleveland Sanctuary, E. Pioneer Trail, Aurora – 216/337-2202. Novak Sanctuary: Audubon Society of Cleveland Sanctuary, Town Line Rd, Aurora – 440/543-6399

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. Camps run June 26-30 or 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.

Youth Art at Hiram College
Register Today!
Art Camp is an exciting way to learn interesting and unique techniques while creating wonderful works of art. Join local art teacher, Libby Frato-Sweeney, for a week of Summer Youth Art July 10-14. Programs for ages 3-14 are included. Register at 330.569.6003, sorrickmw@hiram.edu or visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram.

Garfield Youth Football Signups
Register By May 31
Garfield Youth Football sign-ups for the 2017 season will be held online this year. Please visit our NEW website at http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/garrettsvilleyf for information. The payment fee of $100 plus $20 equipment deposit can be paid online too. If you do not have access to a computer please call Sarah at 216-404-9191. The registration deadline is May 31st.

Grassroots Gardeners Plant Sale
May 19, 20
Perennials, Annuals, Herbs & more at the 12th Annual Plant Sale presented by Grassroots Community Gardeners held at the Nelson Community House on the Circle. Starting at $1, all proceeds benefit the beautification of local community gardens. If you need to make room, dig up a few of your plants and bring them along. We’ll be glad to find them good homes.

River Days Tours
May 20
Enjoy a guided tour on May 20th of the National Natural Landmark preserve, normally by permit only, and/or visit Ohio’s first scenic river preserve designated in 1986. Mantua Bog State Nature Preserve tour will meet 11am – Peck Rd and E. High St. The Tummonds Scenic River tour will meet 1:30pm at 4466 Mats Rd. More information call Adam 330/527-5118

Revival In The Country
May 20
Our ladies group will be meeting on May 20 from 9 am to noon. at the Cellar Door Coffeehouse in Garrettsville. Anyone can come! Come one and come all… the only requirement is if you are a woman in need of inspiration and encouragement. The meeting is free but you can give a love offering. There will be snacks and of course…great coffee.

Community EMS Assoc. Parade
May 20
Community EMS District will be holding their annual parade and open house on Saturday, May 20th. The parade will kick off at 12:00, ending at the station, where refreshments, bounce house, health fair and helicopter landing as well as a 50/50 raffle and the Chinese auction will be for all to enjoy.

Walleye Tournament
May 20
2017 Walleye Tournament hosted by the Pymatuning Lake Association will be held May 20, 2017. First Place is $500.00(three fish total weight) First Place single fish is $200.00 with 10 total prizes. Weigh-in and late registration(6am to 8am) is at the Espyville Boat Launch(south east side of causeway.) Entry Fee per team is $45.00($5.00 late fee.) Weigh-in ends at 3:00 pm.
Registration forms and rules can found at www.pymatuninglake.com and at area tackle shops e-mail pymalakeassoc@gmail.com phone 724-418-1501 All proceeds benefit the fish habitat fund.

Treasure in the Trunk Fundraiser
May 20
The Appalachian Experience Team of St. Joseph’s in Mantua is hosting a Treasure in the Trunk fundraiser on Saturday, May 20, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the church parking lot (set-up at 7:00 a.m.). Reserve your spot for $20.00 (2 parking spaces = 1 spot) by May 15. There’ll also be a 50/50 raffle and concessions. All proceeds benefit the Appalachian Experience Team and are greatly appreciated. Questions? Contact Sean Fejes (330-221-6994 or sfejes24@gmail.com). A flyer and registration form are available at https://stjosephmantua.com/appalachian-experience.

Mantua Farmers Market
May 20 & 27
The Mantua Farmers Market will sponsor a plant and miscellaneous sale on two Saturdays in May – May 20 and May 27. Hours are 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 North Main Street, Mantua, OH. Check out the variety of plants for sale plus other interesting items. This is the fourth year our church has sponsored this market. Vendors are welcome for $5 per date. Money will be given to the church to help repay the loan for the handicapped entrance to the basement. Call Diane for more information at 330-274-2868.

Bike Blessing & Patriotic Service
May 21
Please join us for this special service for Rolling Thunder followed by a pot luck picnic at Hambden Township Park. Please bring a dish to pass. Burgers, Hot dogs and a beverage will be provided by the church. VFW Chardon Post will be on hand to do the grilling and the Young Marines will also be participating in this event..! Everyone Welcome, 2 wheels or 4….! Rain or Shine! Bikes will gather at Chardon Square — leaving there at 9:45 a.m. They will ride to Hambden Congregational Church, 13840 G.A.R. Highway, for service beginning at 10:15 a.m.

Post 674 Ladies Aux. Meeting
May 21
Calling all members: Post #674 Windham Legion Post. Ladies Aux. will be having their May monthly meeting the 21st of this month at 1:00. Please try to attend. New members welcome. Get ready for Memorial Day. Hope to see you there.

Bike & Pedestrian Count Project
May 21
Help the Portage Park District count our trail users. Sign up to Volunteer at various trail sites in Portage County on May 21 from 2-4 pm. Contact us at admin@portageparkdistrict.org or 330-297-7728 to help out!

Evening Bird Watching Program
May 21
Join us at Towner’s Woods for our second spring bird viewing program. Binoculars and field guides will be available for use. Warblers are out and about this time of year! Meet in the parking lot at Towner’s Woods 7:00-8:30pm.Towner’s Woods Park 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent,

Hiram Historical Society Program
May 21
The Hiram Historical Society welcomes Julaine Duffield and Laura Turner-Fratus to the Century House on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 3:00 PM. The topic will be “Mid-19th Century Gardens”, appropriate to the era of the house. For those who are interested, there will be a plant exchange. Come learn about historical gardens and bring any plants you may want to share. Hiram is a great place to be on a beautiful May afternoon!

Beekeepers Spring Field Day
May 21
The Portage County Beekeepers will be holding their spring field day event on May 21 at 1 pm. Bring your veil and a lawn chair. We will be looking at an established bee hive and a new bee hive. We will go over items in the new beekeeper’s bucket and learn about queen rearing and grafting. Free and open to the public! Light refreshments served. This meeting will be at the home of Norm Mack, 8259 State Route 88, Ravenna, Ohio 44266. For more information, contact Mary Lovin, 330-325-3028.

Shalersville Historical Society Hours
May 21
New Hours for Shalersville Historical Society May 21 2pm-5pm.

Military Service Commitment Program
May 21
The Military Service commitment program will be held at Atwood-Mauck Post 459 (Home) on Goodwin St, Burton. Sunday at 2:30pm, CBR: Skip at 440/313-2095 for info.

Foster/Adoptive Parent Meeting
May 22
Consider becoming a foster and/or adoptive family for the Geauga County children who need and deserve your support. The agency will walk you through the process of becoming certified, providing support along the way. Geauga County Job and Family Services will be holding a public information meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Chardon Library, 110 East Park St, Chardon, Ohio. Please contact Jodi Miller to RSVP for the meeting, or to schedule a private information session. Jodi Miller 440-285-1125 jodi.miller01@jfs.ohio.gov

Freedom Park Clean-up Day Rescheduled
May 23
The Freedom Community & Park Boosters have rescheduled the park clean-up day for Tuesday, May 23rd at 5:00 p.m. at the Freedom Community Park on State Route 700 and Streeter Rd. If you are interested in helping out please show up or give Tom Mesaros a call at 3330-245-6061.

Free Community Dinner
May 23
Free community dinner on May 23, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – while supplies last. Windham American Legion, 9960 Center Street. Everyone welcome!

Geauga Consumer Connection
May 24
On Wednesday, May 24, Geauga Consumer Connection at Sisters of Notre Dame 13000 Auburn Rd, Chardon. Local Businesses Expo, Free, Family-friendly, a chance to meet and talk with businesses, show specials, Raffles, Samples, Great Door Prizes and more. Annual Event Hosted by Burton, Chardon and Middlefield Chambers of Commerce. Contact Info: 440-632-5705 Middlefield Chamber of Commerce.

RFC ‘Secret Cook’ Dinner
May 25
If you missed the secret cook last month, so sorry for you. So for the May 25th dinner at the Renaissance Family Center we are looking for a cook. He or she is out there somewhere, I will find them. Come see how we do, I dare you! The RFC dinner May 25, 5-6:30. Come see who we find.
Newton Falls Board Meeting Change
May 25
The Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools Board of Education is rescheduling its regular board meeting on May 18, 2017 to May 25, 2017 at 6:00pm in the boardroom located in the Jr. High School at 907 Milton Blvd. The meeting will include our annual special education presentation.

God Provides A Free Meal
May 26
God provides a free meal at Nelson United Methodist church 9367 st. Rt. 305 May 26 – 4 to 6:00. Macaroni & beef – salad – roll – dessert.

Fill The Truck
May 26 & 27
The Shalersville Historical society will partner with Easter Seals NE Ohio to collect donations of clothing, blankets, towels, shoes, stuffed animals, cloth(even stained, ripped and torn items can be recycled) dishes, small kitchenware, picture frames, small kids toys, jewelry, CD’s/DVD’s&VHS tapes. ALL items must be in tied/closed bags or boxes. Any questions call Kristen (330)990-6591

Shalersville Historical Society Open
May 26-29
The Shalerville Historical Society will be open 1pm-5pm each day. All buildings will be open for viewing.

Where In The Woods Am I?
May 27
Spring is a busy time for hikers. Have you ever wondered what you would do if you got lost while hiking? Join us May 27th at 1pm – 3 for a basic overview of orienteering with a map and compass at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve, 11027 Hopkins Rd. A short classroom session will be followed by a practical exercise. No registration is required. More information call Adam 330/527-5118

Evening Bird Watching Program
May 28
Join us at Towner’s Woods for our third spring bird viewing program. Binoculars and Field Guides will be available for use. Warblers are out and about this time of year! Meet in the parking lot at Towner’s Woods.7-8:30 pm Towner’s Woods Park 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240
Miracle Network Fun Ride
May 28
The 8th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Fun Ride & Poker Run will be May 28. Route maps and rules will be available at registration, starting at 10AM at BikeTown Harley-Davidson in Austintown, Ohio. Ride will begin at noon, includes three card stops along a scenic route of approx 75 miles. Route ends at Social 45, Lisbon, OH where there will be food and refreshments, two live bands, and Chinese auction. Cost is $15 per bike; $5 per passenger. In case of rain, go to Social 45 at 3:30PM. Motorcycles are not mandatory to participate. Call 330-502-9813 for more information.

Library Closed Memorial Day
May 29
All Portage County District Library branch libraries and offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Service hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30. Although branch libraries will be closed for the holiday, the Digital Library is always open. Using your Portage County District Library card, visit www.portagelibrary.org for a great selection of digital content including movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines- all at your fingertips.

Memorial Day Service/Open House
May 29
The American Legion Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will present a Memorial Day Service at Burton Square Gazebo on Monday, 11:00am and Open House after at Post 459 (Home) on Goodwin St, Burton. CBR: Larry at 440/479-0502 for info.

Historical Society Garage Sale
June 1, 2 & 3
Middlefield Historical Society hosts its annual garage sale from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Century Inn Underloft, 14979 South State Ave. (Rt. 608), Middlefield Village. Bargains galore, low prices, plus penny box treasures. Reduced prices on Saturday: 50% off from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 75% off from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Chicken Dinner
June 3
Lake Milton Presbyterian Church, 942 Grandview Rd., Lake Milton, will be having its annual Chicken BBQ Dinner Saturday June 3, 2017 from 12 – 5 PM. Dinner includes half a chicken, 2 sides, roll, dessert and drink. Adult dinners will be $9.00 and child dinners will be $6.00.

Square Dance
June 3
On June 3. The North Bloomfield Historical Society, will host a Square Dance. This will be held at the Town Hall, at Rt. 45 & Rt. 87. The time is from 7:00pm—9:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is 5.00 per person. No dancing experience is necessary. For more information call (330)506-3370

Ducks Unlimited Gun Bash
June 3
Ducks Unlimited 100 Gun Bash will be held on June 3,2017 at the Geauga County Fairgrounds 14373 Cheshire St. Burton. Tickets $20 advanced sales / $25 at the door. Doors open at 11:00 AM. The first guns for the main drawing will be drawn at 1:00 PM and the
last will be drawn at 5:30 PM
Two guns will be given away every 5 minutes. Ticket eligible for food, soft drinks, beer and a chance on all 100 guns. Winner need not be present. Food served from 1 to 4 PM Tickets available at all Great Lakes Outdoor Supply stores or on line www.ducks.org/Ohio
Contact Don Paschke 216-310-1212 punka@windstream.net for additional information.

Freedom Park Boosters Meeting
June 5
The Freedom Community & Park Boosters will be having their monthly meeting on Monday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the Freedom Town Hall. If you are interested please come or have questions please contact Tom Mesaros a call at 3330-245-6061.

Book Discussion Group
June 5
On Monday, June 5 at 9:30am. Dr J Patella presents and reviews the book: THE AFTERLIFE OF BILLY FINGERS, in which every chapter tells its own story. Author Annie Kagan recounts the fascinating and true on-going communications with her deceased brother Billy in this, her debut book. One of the most detailed after-death communications ever recorded takes you on an unprecedented journey into the mysteries of life beyond death. 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.

Noah’s Ark Trip
June 9
“Save the date” for a fantastic bus trip, Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10, 2017, that is planned for a visit to NOAH’S ARK in Williamstown,KY. Also, included are several activities in the Renfro Valley. If interested, please call now for more information – MaryLee Herron, #330-398-2126

Strawberry Delight
June 10
Strawberry delight fundraiser will be held June 10, 3:00 to 6:00 P. M. Lordstown SCOPE Fundraiser, 1776 Salt Springs Rd., (Back Door of Elementary School). Generous Serving of Strawberry Shortcake with Ice Cream – $4.00; Chinese Auction – 50/50 Raffle

Local Author Signs Books at The Village Book Store
June 10
Kent author Gladys Ashenfelter will be signing copies of her new book 20 Jobs: A Memoir at The Village Bookstore on 8140 Main Street from noon till 3:00 on Saturday, June 10. 20 Jobs is her first book, but she is currently working on a second book of family stories. The author strongly believes in sharing stories in order to make meaning from your life. For more information about the book signing, visit The Village Store Facebook page. To learn more about the author and read reviews of her new book, visit Amazon.com.

Walkers Hike: Berlin Lake Trail
June 10
Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike into Towner’s Woods on various trails. Meet at 8:30 am at the Towner’s Woods parking lot located at 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240
Contact Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896
The Magic of David Anthony
June 10
Curtains up Theatre is proud to bring back The Magic of David Anthony June 10, 2017 at 7pm
In the James A. Garfield, Iva Walker Auditorium. Audiences of all ages have been thrilled with The Magic of David Anthony. David Anthony’s show combines exciting music and choreography with family-friendly humor and mystifying magic that you’ll talk about on the way home. Special VIP experience available (Pre-sale only) Available at Save 4 on State Route 88 in Garrettsville. Or contact Jackie at 216-375-0709 prior to June 1, 2017. VIP tickets are only $25.00 – VIP ticket holders invited to a special reception starting at 6:30 pm. Enjoy appetizers, meet David Anthony and experience one on one magic with David Anthony up close. General public tickets are available for $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children under 9 years of age. This is a special fundraising event for The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre.

Alpine House Spa Day
June 14
Let us pamper you with manicures, facials, make up, raffle, light snack, on June 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Must RSVP to Debbie Conway at 440/226-2002 by June 1st. Alpine House is located in Ravenna at 7000 St. Rte 88

Pymatuning Lake Association Habitat Project
June 14
The Pymatuning Lake Association will be constructing 125 cribs which are placed in the lake to provide habitat for small fish. The event will be held Wednesday June 14th, at 8:30 am The location is the Ohio State Campground boat launch off Pymatuning Lake Road.
Volunteers are needed; ages from middle school and up are welcome. Pizza and beverages will be provided. For more info visit www.PymatuningLake.com or call 724-418-1501

Gott Fen Showy Lady’s Slipper Hike
June 17
Join ODNR staff on June 17th, from 10am – 12, as we offer a special opportunity to view state threatened Lady’s Slipper orchids at Gott Fen State Nature Preserve, State Rte 303, Streetsboro. Space is limited to the first 15 registrants. To register call Adam 330/527-5118 or email adam.wohlever@dnr.state.oh.us

Newton Falls Reunion
June 17
The 98th annual reunion of the Newton Falls Schoolmates and Friends will be held on Saturday June 17 at The DiVieste’s Banquet Room, 754 North River Road in Warren. Doors open at 9:30am with luncheon at 11:30am; $20 per plate. Class of 1967 will be the ‘honored’ class. Two $1000.00 scholarships awarded to Newton Falls seniors will be announced. Please return you reservation card prior to June 1st to Kathy Hawkins Rapczak, 4917 Fairview Ave., Newton Falls, OH 44444. Call Kathy at 330/872-7891 or Judi Gensburg 330/219-1762 for more info.

Geauga County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
June 21
Wednesday, June 21 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Burton Century Village, free admission and parking. Plant Sale, Garden Art, Desserts, Tool Sharpening for a small fee. Gift cards available for purchase at Burton Floral and Garden, 13020 Kinsman Rd. or The OSU Extension Patterson Center (440-834-4656). Gift cards are valid on Master Gardener created garden art and plants.

Car Show N Motor Cycles
July 1
Show to benefit the Special Olympics, Sponsored by Western Reserve Masonic Lodge #507 in West Farmington. The show is to be at the Village Park on 3rd Street, North of Rt 88. Registration from 10am to 12 noon. 10 Trophies. $10 per vehicle, Tickets drawn at 3:30pm, show till 4pm. Food, water and pop sold, 50/50, Plus DJ and other prizes. For more info call Jim 330/240-3584 or George at 330/565-3860.

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.