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Get your tickets now for the JAG All Sports Booster PATIO RAFFLE! A 600 sq. ft. decorative concrete patio with fire pit, decorative seating and steps is being donated by Creative Concrete Impressions. Install will take place at the winner’s home in the spring of 2018 and winner will be drawn at the Spring JAG Night at the Races. Proceeds benefit JAG Athletic Facilities Committee. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Please contact Ted Lysiak (216.534.7413) for tickets or stop into the JAG Athletic or Board office (330.527.4336).
Windham Lions Club Gun Raffle
The Windham Lions Club is selling Gun/Cash raffle tickets. Win your choice of: S&W M&P Shield 9mm, Mossberg 500 12Ga 28” VR/24”RS, PSE Fang LT Crossbow, $400 Cash. Anyone interested in supporting the Lions Club can purchase tickets by calling Harry Skiles 330-326-3387.
Have Extra Yarn To Spare?
Donate to the art students at James A. Garfield High School!!! Donations can be dropped off during school hours (7:30am-3:00pm) M-F at the front office. Thank you so much!
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.
Families Anonymous Meeting
Do you have a family member addicted to drugs or alcohol? Families Anonymous may help restore your serenity. We meet 7pm every Monday at Coleman Behavioral Services, Sue Hetrick Building, 3922 Lovers Lane/Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. For information call Peggy 330-760-7670.
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 5:45pm. Great refreshments!
Start Talking ! Portage Stop Addiction
Tuesday & Saturday
Start Talking! Portage has been able to schedule two NEW NA meetings in Portage County on Tuesdays at Christ Episcopal Church at 118 South Mantua St., Kent, Ohio at 7:30 p.m. the second one is on Saturday’s at Mantua Christian church 4118 S. R. 82, Mantua, Ohio 44255
Story Time At Mantua Center Church
Children ages 2-5 are invited along with their accompanying adult (siblings are welcome too) every Thursday to STORY TIME, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. at the Mantua Center Christian Church, 4118 St.Rt. 82. Volunteers, with backgrounds in education, host an hour of stories, crafts, music and movement. This is a wonderful early childhood group experience at no cost to families and fun for all! No need to sign up, simply drop in any Thursday. This program follows the Crestwood School schedule and meets every Thursday that Crestwood is in session.
BINGO At St Michael’s
St. Michael’s Church Weekly Bingo at 7pm every Thursday at 9736 East Center Street Windham, OH 44288.
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.
2nd Thursday Storytime
through May 10
2nd Thursday Storytime at Maplewood Christian Church. Come for stories, crafts, music and movement for children ages 2 – 5 (adults stay for fun, siblings welcome). This event will be held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at 7300 State Route 88 in Ravenna. We will not meet if Ravenna Schools are closed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-297-6424 with questions.
Veteran’s Day Spaghetti Dinner
We would like to honor our local Veterans by providing a free spaghetti dinner at the Buchert Park Lodge on Nov 9 from 5-7 pm. Family, friends and military supporters are all welcomed to attend. Dinner, dessert, water and coffee will be provided. Please let us thank you for your service. Buchert Park Lodge is located at 4808 E. High St. in Mantua. To-go containers available if preferred.
Nov 9 & 14
James A. Garfield High School Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 9th and 14th. Parents can call Mrs. Fisher at the high school at 330-527-4341. We look forward to seeing you!
Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary Meetings
Nov 9 & 13
The Legion will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, November 9 at 7pm at the Post on East High Street. The Auxiliary will meet on Monday November 13 at 1pm.
Circus Costumes Exhibit
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays only, 2:00-7:00 p.m. at Middlefield Historical Society, 14979 South State Ave. (Rt. 608), Middlefield. Authentic circus costumes, circus-theme setting, circus-theme raffle. Handicapped accessible. Free admission – please make a donation. Info at 440-632-0400 (leave message) or 440-241-2192.
Eagles Fish Fry
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry will be held on Nov 10, from 4 to 7:30 pm. 8149 Water Street, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Open to the Public. Fish Dinner serving fish, shrimp or chicken tenders. Cost is $9.00 for all dinners. Carryout is Available. Call 330-527-2330. There will be no fish fry in December.
Veterans Day Observance Mantua Legion
The public is invited to the annual Veterans Day Observance at the Crestwood schools on Friday, November 10. The flag raising will be at 9am under the supervision of the Elementary School. The program at 9:30am is with the Primary School. All veterans will be honored.
Crestwood HS Drama Club Presents “Rumors”
Nov 10 – 12
Nov. 10th, Nov. 11th & Nov. 12th
The CHDC proudly presents Neil Simon’s “Rumors”, a hysterically funny play about married couples and how little white lies can get us into big trouble. Shows are Friday November 10th and Saturday November 11th at 7 pm and a Sunday Matinee on November 12th at 2 pm. Tickets are $8 at the door and $6 pre-sale available starting 11/6/17.
PTO Craft Show
The James A Garfield Elementary School PTO in Garrettsville will be sponsoring a Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, November 11 from 10am – 3pm at the Elementary School. A great opportunity to shop for the holiday season while supporting the school. Over 50 handcrafted and company vendors, bake sale, food, basket and gift auction. Santa from 1:30 – 2:30. For info call Diane Irwin 330-524-0592
Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast
The Eagle Creek Conservation Club will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, to show our gratitude and appreciation for veterans’ service. The breakfast will run from 7:30am to 11am at our clubhouse located at 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430. The breakfast is FREE and open to all Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, their spouses and minor children. There will also be free giveaways and raffles for all of our Service Members. You must be present to register but not to win. For questions call Chris Cummings at (330) 283-5209 or email us email@example.com.
4C’s Craft Show
Mark your calendars for this year’s 4C’s Craft Show hosted by the Crestwood Lions Club.
The event runs from 9:00 – 3:00 at the Shalersville Town Hall at the corner of St. Rt. 44 and St. Rt. 303.There will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawing.Pie and soup donations are needed for resale. Event is free and open to the public. Please help by bringing a non-perishable food donation. For pie and soup donations or to rent a table, please Contact Lynn McDermott at 330-569-8084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds from this event go to support the 4C’s Food Cupboard.
Country Gospel Music
Saturday November 11 Come enjoy some good Country Gospel music 7-9 p.m. The Way Cafe welcomes Singer, Song Writer, and Recording Artist Russ Nottingham for an evening of music and refreshments. Hosted by New Hope Baptist Church and The Way Chapel, 8924 E Center St Windham (behind Circle K).
JA Garfield Historical Society Open House
Everyone is invited to the James A. Garfield Historical Society’s special OPEN HOUSE to be held on Saturday, Nov. 11 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Take this opportunity to observe our freshly revised displays and observe Veteran’s Day by bringing pictures of local veterans in uniform to have them copied, scanned, and preserved in our archives and displayed in our Military Room. The James A. Garfield Historical Society is located at the corner of Main and High St. in Garrettsville and our focus of interest encompasses the area of the James A. Garfield School District.
St. Anselm Christmas Boutique
St. Anselm Christmas Boutique: Nov 11, 9:00 to 4:00 at St. Anselm Church, 13013 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland. Admission is $1.00. There will be over 80 craft vendors from the area. There will also be a bake sale, a snack bar, and a prize raffle with many great prizes. Join the Boutique Bounce by also stopping at Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Rd. in Kirtland and St. Mark Lutheran Church at 11900 Chillicothe Rd. in Chesterland on the same day. Pick up a card at your first stop and have it stamped at each show for a chance to win one of three gift baskets. Drawing will be held on November 12.
All Portage County District Library branch libraries and offices will be closed on Saturday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Service hours will resume on Monday, Nov 13.
Pancakes at the Grange
Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee, Sunday, November 12th from 8:00 am to 1:00pm. The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. The cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under.
St. Joseph’s Garden Club will hold it’s 33rd Annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, November 12, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Hughes Hall. Tables are still available for crafters – $30 for an 8 ft. table (2nd table is $25). To reserve a table and/or for more info., Please contact Marlene at 330-274-8145. https://stjosephmantua.com/christmas-boutique
PCDL Book Discussion Club
The Book Discussion Club of the Garrettsville branch of the Portage County District Library will meet on Nov 14, in the library meeting room from 5-6 p.m. The month’s selection is: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein This is a story of family, loyalty, hope, and unconditional love as seen through a dog’s eyes.Patrons may sign up for the Book Discussion Club at the Reference desk, where copies of the book are available.
The Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Oh will celebrate Thanksgiving Nov. 16th with a Community Dinner with very special friends. You can have a meet and greet with the Faithful Care Servant who will open the Clinic at the Renaissance Family Center now slated for January. Please come meet, greet and enjoy Thanksgiving with some great people. Nov. 16th 5-6:30
Christ Covenant Church, 16406 Kinsman Rd. Middlefield, OH 44062 will be hosting a rummage sale on Nov. 17 from 9 am to 3 pm; Nov 18 from 9 am to noon. Something for everyone. All proceeds benefit Children’s Charity Ministry. Bake Sale
Donations Welcome (440) 632-9510
God Provides A Free Meal
God provides a free thanksgiving meal at Nelson United Methodist Church, 9367 SR 305 on Nov. 17 from 4 to 6:00. Turkey & dressing – sweet potatoes – green beans – roll – pumpkin pie.
CCATA Awards Banquet
Saturday, November 18, 6:30pm, the Columbiana County Antique Tractor Association, is having their Awards Banquet for the 2017 antique tractor pull season. The banquet will be held at the Mile Branch Grange Hall, 495 Knox School Road, Alliance, Ohio. Awards will be presented to the top three pullers in each class. A meal will be served to those in attendance at the cost of $15. per meal. There will be door prizes and a raffle also. Please call George 330-356-2020 or John 330-814-7245 by November 10 to make reservations.
Author Molly McGee to Visit Village Bookstore
Author, Molly McGee will be visiting The Village Bookstore located at 8140 Main Street in Garrettsville on Nov 18, from noon to 2:00 pm. She will be available to sign copies of her newest book – Saving Tuma. Molly will read a chapter from her book and talk about the next book in the series coming out soon. Saving Tuma is a great book for children ages 9-14. But don’t limit yourself, adults have found the book fascinating and are anticipating her next release. Saving Tuma will make a great stocking stuffer for your hard to shop for teenager.
Annual Holiday Bazaar
Christ Episcopal Church 2017 Annual Holiday Bazaar will take place Saturday November 18th from 9-2 at the church, 2627 Atlantic St. SE, Warren. Come shop for homemade baked goods and soup; handcrafted holiday items for teachers, secret Santas, stocking stuffers, and more; holiday decor items- wreaths, table top decorations, and ornaments; our famous handmade church mice; unique handcrafted wooden items and framed artwork on glass and mirrors! Food will be available for purchase. Chinese auction will present an assortment of custom-made themed baskets. Drawings will be held at 1:30 and winner need not be present.
Food & Toiletry Drive
Mantua Village’s 2nd Annual
“National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week” Food & Toiletry Donation Drive will be held on Saturday November 18, 10AM-2PM at 4808 E. High St. in the Buchert Park Lodge. Please help others to feel thankful this holiday season!! Thank you cupcakes & coffee will be provided as our way to say “Thanks!!”
Craft Show- Parents of Troop 124 will be holding their fifth annual craft/vendor show 10 am – 3 pm on Nov. 18 at the United Methodist Church, 326 Ridge Rd., Newton Falls, OH.
The show will feature homemade wreaths, jewelry, greeting cards, hair bows, knitted/crochet items, wood crafts, and holiday items. Vendors will be there from Scentsy, Snap Jewelry, Tastefully Simple. Perfectly Post, Paparazzi, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, La La Roe, and Premier. Also a Girl Scout Bake sale and basket raffle will be held at the show.
‘His Music Fest’
‘His Music Fest’ a Mexico Earthquake Relief Free Concert will be held on Sunday November 19. Doors open 2:30pm. Join us for an afternoon of music and celebration. A freewill offering will be taken. Donations for Mike Hadinger Missionary to Mexico. Refreshments available for purchase. 2017 Performers will be Mike Gardener, Mary Jane Jones, Russ Nottingham, Not Ashamed, Matthias Hoefler, Wayne Fincher, Apostolic Choir, Apostolic Children’s Choir, Jeff Sanders. *Performaers subject to change. Christian Life Center 1972 East Summit Road Kent, OH 44240 PH: 330-678-9234
Free Thanksgiving Dinner
There will be a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday November 23rd at Newton Falls American Legion 2025 East River Rd. Newton Falls. Serving from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Take outs available after 12:30 pm.
Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, Ohio in Co-operation with Newton Falls American Legion Post #236
Family Style Thanksgiving Dinner
No where to spend Thanksgiving Day? Come enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, family style, at the Way Chapel. We will be having lots of food, games, and fellowship. We will start at 1:00. 8924 E Center St Windham (Behind Circle K)
5th Annual Model Train Display
Wed & Sat in Dec
The N Bloomfield Historical Society is presenting its 5th holiday model train event on every Saturday afternoon in December from 2-5pm and every Wednesday evening from 5-8pm in the 1893 Town Hall. The address is 8830 Park Drive. Each year the layout has grown with new items added each year and now exceeds 500 square feet. This year new scale model buildings will feature Lockwood, OH. Lockwood was the train station where several commercial enterprises were located. The layouts now exceed 500 square feet distributed between a summer setup and a winter landscape. The exhibit is free and everyone is welcome. Popcorn, cookies, punch and coffee are served and there will be a scavenger hunt for items in the displays and a coloring contest. It’s a great way to take a trip down memory lane. Fun for children and adults alike. For more information call 440-685-4410.
Morning Retreat With Mary
St. Joseph Parish, Mantua invites you to a Morning Retreat With Mary – Mary, Woman of Hope, presented by Sr. Mary Dion Horrigan, SND, on Saturday, December 9, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall. All adults are welcome to come join us for a morning of reflection on the Virgin Mary in the Season of Advent. The day begins with coffee and registration at 9:30 a.m. followed by welcome and introduction at 10:00 a.m. Sr. Dion will guide us through Mary’s Annunciation and My Life, Mary: Hope and Advent Light, and Being HOPE in our world. Cost is $10.00 (payable at the door). Registration is required by Monday, December 6 (330-274-2253 or email@example.com).