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Upcoming Community Events – Week of May 5

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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

Donations Wanted
The Freedom Township Historical Society will participate in the annual Garrettsville community yard sale on May 5, 6, and 7. We are looking for donations of good quality items like clothing and household wares. Donors can put prices on the items, but it isn’t necessary. To donate or for more information contact Amanda Garrett at 330-842-4374 or agarrettsun@yahoo.com or Judy Thornton at 330-527-7669 or at threeponys@frontier.com.

Families Anonymous Meeting
Mondays
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
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.

BINGO
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
Thursdays
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.
Zucchini Cookbooks
Get Yours Today!
Are you looking for a nice Mother’s Day Gift for your loved one? Then this is the gift for you. Southington Garden Club has for sale a cookbook of 500 recipes using zucchini. The cookbook has recipes from appetizers to desserts all using zucchini. The cookbook is $13.00 which includes postage. Send the check to Southington Garden Club @ Evelyn Wibert 2959 Leiby Osbourne Road, Southington, Ohio 44470.

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.

Soup Supper American Legion
May 5
The Mantua American Legion will hold its final Soup Supper of the season on Friday, May 5 at 6pm at the Mantua Center School Gym. A variety of homemade soups, salads, desserts and a hot dog bar will be available for $7, children $3. The Fall Soup Suppers will begin on September 1st.

Vaccines Geauga County Health District
May 5
Beginning May 5, vaccines will be available on Fridays 8:30 – 11am, at no cost, through the Geauga County Health District, 470 Center Street, Bldg #8, Chardon. Adults, ages 19 and above, who are uninsured and underinsured. Underinsured adults are defined as having health insurance, however, the coverage does not include vaccines or covers only selected vaccines. Please call before coming to check vaccine availability. 440/279-1950.

Cinco De Mayo with Eagles Club
May 5
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Garrettsville Eagles, 8149 Water St. Garrettsville, on Friday, May 5. Club opens at 1:00 to 9pm. Serving Mexican Food. Open to public. Call 330/527-2330 for info.

Rummage Sale
May 5-7
The Pricetown Church, 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Rd., Newton Falls, is holding A Rummage Sale on Thursday May 5, 9am to 5pm; Friday May 6, 9am to 5pm & 1/2 day Saturday May 7, 2017, 9am to noon.A bake sale and lunch counter will be available on Thursday and Friday.

Church Women United Meeting
May 6
Church Women United of Geauga County are holding their next meeting on Saturday, May 6 from 9 am to noon at the Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road, Huntsburg. Laura Christensen from the Red Tulip Project of Geauga will be the guest speaker. Contact 440-636-6262 or 440—321-2476 for information.

Spring Wildflower Hike
May 6
Join us as we are treated to one of the best spring wildflower displays in NE Ohio. May 6th 10am – 12 at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve, 11027 Hopkins Rd. No registration is required. More information call Adam 330/527-5118

Pasta Dinner
May 6
Newton Falls United Methodist Church “Misfits for Christ” Youth group is having a pasta dinner on May 6, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. May 6, 2017 at Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd. Newton Falls, OH 44444. Adults: $7.00
Children 5-10 $5.00; Children under 5 FREE

Parents Without Partners Buffet & Cinco De Maio Dance
May 6
The Portage Co Chpt #600 of International Parents Without Partners will host a Sandwich Buffet May 6th, 6:30 – 7:30pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave. Tallmadge. Afterwards nonmembers are invited to join PWP in celebrating Cinco de Maio themed dance with DJ Jan, $8 cost, 7:30 – 11pm. Interested in joining PWP call Warrine at 330/322-9559.

Annual Shalersville School Reunion Banquet
May 6
Saturday May 6, 2017 the Annual Shalersville School Reunion Banquet will be held in the Shalersville Town Hall. A roast pork and lasagna dinner will be served by Eisele Catering at 5:30pm. All friends, community members former classmates and teachers can attend. The cost is $15.00 per person and reservations need to be made by April 29th to Judy Richardson, 8945 Cooley Rd Ravenna, OH 44266

Shalersville Historical Society Hours
May 7,14 & 21
New Hours for Shalersville Historical Society May 7, 14 & 21 2pm-5pm.

Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 Meeting
May 8
The Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 will meet Monday, May 8th at 1pm. This will be the final meeting of the year. Members are asked to make a special effort to attend according to Dorothy Brady, President. “Poppy Days” will be May 18, 19 and 20. It is hoped that everyone will wear a free poppy in honor of our military men and women.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
May 8
The American Red Cross will hold a Streetsboro community blood drive inside the Pierce Streetsboro Library’s meeting room on Monday, May 8 from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm, which is located at 8990 Kirby Lane in Streetsboro. For more information, contact the American Red Cross at 216-308-5541 or call the Pierce Streetsboro Library at 330-626-4458.

Crescent Chapter No. 7
May 8
The Crescent Chapter No.7 of Garrettsville will honor their mothers at its Monday, May 8th meeting. The event will begin with a potluck dinner at 6:30pm followed by the regular meeting at 7:30pm.

American Legion Meeting
May 11
The next American Legion Post 193 meeting will be held at the Post Home on Thursday, May 11th at 7pm.

Newton Falls Plant Exchange
May 13
There will be a plant exchange on May 13th at JC Pavilion Newton Falls Park, 9AM until noon. Please bring at least 6 plants to trade with other gardeners. Fancy pots not required, any old box or bag will do. Please label your plants if you can. We are gratefully accepting nonperishable food donations for a program that feeds hungry children. Also, we will have live music and light refreshments, please bring your own coffee cup. Please call Susan at 330-718-3469 for questions or details.

Outdoor Craft & Vendor Show
May 13
Support JAG Elementary PTO at the Spring outdoor craft and vendor show at Sky Lanes Bowling Alley May 13 10am-4pm. Over 40 vendors, hand crafted items and auction items. Call Diane Irwin for info 330/524-0592

Donkey Basketball Game
May 13
James A. Garfield All Sports Boosters presents G-Men Softball’s Donkey Basketball Game on Saturday, May 13, in the High School Gym from 7:00-9:00 pm. $6 in advance; $8 at the door. Make checks payable to: James A Garfield All Sports Boosters. Kids 2 and under get in free! Free donkey rides – Kids 12 and under.
For more information contact Coach Downing @ 330-527-4341

Film Review & Discussion
May 15
Monday, May, 15th at 9:30am (new time). Dr J Patella presents and reviews 45 minutes, the first half, of a 90 minute film: “You Can Heal Your Life”. The movie gives penetrating insights into Louise L. Hay’s fascinating personal story and shows how her views on self-esteem, abundance and the metaphysical causes behind physical ailments were developed. Please join us for a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions at the Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Ave, the 3rd Monday of every month at 9:30am for our monthly Film Review and Discussion Group.

Auditions For “GodSpell”
May 16 & 17
The Curtains up Theatre is holding auditions for their production of “GodSpell” on May 16 and 17 at 7pm in the James A. Garfield High School. Please have a memorized monologue (1 minute minimum) prepared – preferably a comedy or drama one, and a song to be sung a-cappella. The show runs July 21, 22, 23, 28 &29. Rehearsals begin June 5 – please bring any conflict dates to the audition. For more information contact Director, Justin Steck at 216-310-1913. Please notify the music director during your audition if there is a specific character you are auditioning for. J. A. Garfield High School is located at 10235 State Route 88, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231 Parts available for age groups 15 years to adults over 60.

First Christian Church Yard Sale
May 18 & 19
The First Christian Church Yard Sale 17 North Center Street Newton Falls has been changed to May 18-19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lunch available and May 20, 9 a.m. to noon – Bag day only.

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

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.) Forms should be mailed by May 13th. 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 is available at https://stjosephmantua.com/appalachian-experience.

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

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 ors 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

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 which 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.

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.

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

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.

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 receive 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 Curtain up Theatre.

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

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.