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The Real You
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New sessions are beginning for The Real You program with Coach Lillian. Classes will be held on Monday & Wednesday at 7 pm at the Garrettsville YMCA. With The Real You, you get 8 weeks of nutritional coaching, weekly weigh-ins, group support and individual, personal attention. Call today for more information – 330.469-2044.

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 information call Heather 330-569-4367 or Peggy 330-760-7670.

Community Center Open!
Tuesdays
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 9. Painting group gathers at 9:30. 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.

BINGO
Every Tuesday
ST AMBROSE CHURCH 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville– “Early bird” at 6:45p and first game at 7p. Also featuring instant tickets, coverall jackpots, and other fun games. Doors open 5:45p. Great refreshments!

Friday Fish Dinner
Fridays
American Legion Post 674, 9960 E. Center Street in Windham will be hosting Friday Fish Dinners from 4-7 pm. Cost is $8. Carryouts available.

Chevy Equinox Raffle
Through Dec 3
Thanks to Chevy All Stars and Cole Valley Chevrolet, Newton Falls, for donating a 2017 Chevy Equinox to Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools. We will be raffling off the Equinox on Dec 3, at the high school. Tickets are $10.00 each and first draw is the Equinox; second draw is $1,000.00 in cash, and third draw will be a new iPad. Tickets are available at all Newton Falls Schools’ respective offices, including the Board of Education’s office. 2nd Thursday Storytime
through May 11
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.

JAG Elementary PTO Turkey Sale!
The JAG Elementary PTO is teaming up with Eagle Creek Growers and selling farm-raised turkeys. 13lb.-17lb. turkeys $45; 18lb.-21lb. turkeys $55. Pick up will be Nov. 19 from 9a.m.-12p.m. at the Elementary School. Turkeys can be purchased by individuals or business owners who are looking to purchase turkeys as a gift to their employees for the holidays! Please contact Holly Gedeon, 330-842-0622, to order.

Kolache Sale
Order Today!
St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking kolache for theChristmas holiday and you may purchase this taste of Eastern Europe at the low cost of $10 each. Kolache will be offered in the following fillings: apricot, nut and poppy seed. To order call Barbara at 330-872-1951 or Patti at 330-980-5860. Pick up days will be Dec 13 – 15.

Library Closed Veterans Day
Nov 11
All offices and branches of the Portage County District Library will be closed on Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Branch service hours will resume on Saturday, November 12 (except for Windham, which will resume service hours on Monday, November 14).

Eagles Fish Fry
Nov 11
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry
Open to Public. Friday, Nov. 11
8149 Water Street, Garrettsville. Fish Dinner serving Fish, Shrimp, Chicken Tenders From 4 – 7:30pm
To Go Orders Available
Call 330-527-2330

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Nov 11
Kiwanis of the Western Reserve & Kids Weekend Meals will be hosting the next All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner Friday, Nov 11 4:30-7:00 at the Hiram Christian Church. Adults $ 7.00, kids 8 and under are FREE! Spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. Gluten free spaghetti upon request. Carry-out available.

GMS To Host Veterans Day Ceremony
Nov 11
The James A. Garfield Middle School would like to invite our local veterans to a ceremony to honor their service to our country on Friday, November 11th at 1:45 in the Iva Walker Auditorium. Please call the middle school office to RSVP 330-527-2151

Holiday Craft Show
Nov 11 & 12
Portage County Gardeners and the Portage County Herb Society are sponsoring a Holiday Craft Show on Nov. 11, 4-8 p.m and Nov. 12, 10-3 p.m. We need crafters! Please call Helena Parry at 330-673-0577 if you would like an 8’ table for a onetime fee of $35. We have enough jewelry, knit and crocheted scarves and hats, floral wreaths, and homemade candy.

Mantua Texas Hold’em Tournament
Nov 12
The Mantua Council Knights of Columbus will host their 1st annual Texas Holdem Tournament, Nov 12. Seating is limited and early registration is encouraged with bonus available to those who register before Nov. 5. Location is the Sentinel (K of C) Party Center at 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, OH 44255. Contact Dan Baumbick for details and registration at (330) 274-2589. Proceeds will benefit local charities.

Spaghetti Dinner
Nov 12
Veterans get $1 off your meal with ID at the all-you-can eat spaghetti and meatball dinner on Nov 12 from 4-6 pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge 507, 216 E. Main St., West Farmington. Dinner includes spaghetti & meatballs, salad, bread, pie, coffee and lemonade. Donation $7 Adults; $4.50 kids 5-12; Under 5 are free.

JAG PTO Craft Show
Nov 12
The JAG Elementary School PTO is sponsoring a craft show on Nov 12 from 10 am – 3 pm.This will be a great time to shop for the holiday season while supporting our school. Over 40 handcrafted and company vendors, bake sale, food, basket and gift auction. Santa will be here from 1:30 – 2:30.

Texas Hold’em Tournament in Kent
Nov 12
6th annual Texas Hold’em tournament will be held on Nov 12 from 3 pm – ?? at the Kent Elks Lodge, 2265 E. Erie St., Ravenna. Food and beverage provided. Seating limited to the first 150 registered players. Contact Jennifer 330-360-3869; Alan 330-360-2242; Joe 330-442-3155. Proceeds benefit JDRF.

Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 12
Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at Mayfield United Methodist Church,
7747 Mayfield Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026 on Nov.12 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Cost: $10 for ages 11 through Adult; $5 for ages 5 through 10; Tickets available at the door. Takeout Order are Welcome.

Nelson Literary Music Craft Show
Nov 12 & 13
Nelson Literary Music Club announces its 7th Annual Christmas Craft Show November 12th and 13th from 10:00 am, to 5:00pm both days. The show will be at the Nelson Community House, 11642 Parkman Road Garrettsville,Ohio 44231 Food,handmade items, a few vendors and baked items. Come join us.

Pancakes at Hambden Grange
Nov 13
Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee, Sunday November 13th, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road. The cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under.

St. Joseph Garden Club Craft Show
Nov 13
Mark your calendars for the 32nd Annual Garden Club Christmas Boutique to be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. held in Hughes Hall at the parish (11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua), the Christmas Boutique offers hand-crafted items, baked goods, raffles, door prizes, and breakfast and lunch items. Be sure to stop by the Boy Scouts’ table for their wreaths & bakery and the Appalachian Experience group’s bake sale table.

Crescent Chapter Meeting
Nov 14
Garrettsville Crescent Chapter No 7 OES will meet at the Masonic Temple on Nov 14 with a potluck dinner at 6:30 pm followed by the regular meeting at 7 pm

When, Why, and How to Sell Timber!
Nov 15
A Timber Harvesting Course will be conducted by ODNR Service Foresters John Kehn and Aaron Kash (covering Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Portage, Summit, and Trumbull Counties) on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the OSU Extension Geauga County office in the Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon-Troy Rd in Burton.
This program will cover how to successfully execute a timber harvest in NE Ohio. Consulting foresters and experienced landowners will also be present to help lead this classroom discussion on all aspects of sustainable timber harvesting. Don’t miss out! Space is limited to the first 65 participants who register. This event is FREE but you must register by calling 440-564-5883.

Mrs. Claus’ Closet
Nov 17
On Nov. 17th at 6:00 p.m. the UMW of West Farmington will host “MRS. CLAUS’ CLOSET” Silent Auction, food, demonstrations and fun.
$3.00 admission. everyone welcome. 220 College st. West Farmington, Ohio
questions? call 330-889-2146

Winter Event
Nov 17
FREE “Winter Event” at the Renaissance Family Center.
Local crafters are invited to place a table in our facility
from 2:00 pm till 7:00 pm. on Nov.17 during our Community Dinner at no charge, first come first served. Call the Center for details, 330-326-3003. Due to Thanksgiving, our monthly dinner will be held Nov. 17th from 5-6:30 All welcome to shop and eat

God Provides A Meal
Nov 18
God provides a free Thanksgiving meal Nov. 18 – 4 to 6::00 at Nelson United Methodist church 9367 st. Rt. 305. Turkey and dressing – sweet potatoes – green beans – cranberries – roll – dessert.

Meteor Shower Viewing
Nov 18
Portage Park District offers Meteor Shower viewing with our Sky Ranger, Guy Gillespie. Join us to view the annual Leonids Meteor Shower.We will get to see the remnants of the shower’s peak, producing perhaps 10-15 meteors per hour. Bring a blanket or chair to lie back on, get comfortable and watch the show. Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 7:00-9:00pm
Shaw Woods, 7075 Beery Rd. Ravenna Township

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Nov 18-20
Crestwood High Drama Club presents “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” at Crestwood High School. Tickets are $6 presale; $8 at door. The play will be Nov 18 & 19 at 7 pm; Nov 20 at 2 pm.

Making A Pine Cone Wreath
Nov 19
Make a holiday decoration that will turn heads. Your pine cone wreath will look as if it came from a designer shop. You’ll fill a frame with a few basic pine cones before adding your choice of unusual cones, interesting seed pods and patches of unique mosses. Also consider raffia, ribbons, feathers, berries, bark or driftwood. For fragrance add cinnamon or bayberry. All of these wonderful materials will be provided for your creative use. Prepayment required, $35 Class is Saturday, November 19, 9:00 am – Noon at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road. Call Call 440-834-4656 to register.

4th Annual Craft Show
Nov 19
Parents of Troop #124 will be holding their 4 th annual Craft/Vendor show on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 from 10 am – 3 pm at the United Methodist Church, 326 Ridge Rd., Newton Falls, OH. The show will feature homemade wreathes, jewelry, greeting cards, hair bows, knitted/crochet items, alpaca products, corn-hole boards, peppers, kolachi, candy, honey and holiday gifts. Vendors will also be there from Origami Owl, Scentsy, Snap Jewelry, Tastefully Simple. Perfectly Posh, Paparazzi, Pampered Chef, and LaLuRoe clothing. They will also hold a Girl Scout Bake Sale and Basket raffle at the show.

Suicide Survivors Event
Nov 19
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Portage County is holding an event for survivors of suicide loss on Saturday, Nov.19 from 1-3pm. The event will include a screening of the new documentary, “Life Journeys: Reclaiming Life after Loss.” The film traces the grief and healing journey that follows a suicide loss over time. The Survivor Day event will be held at the Coleman Professional Services Sue Hetrick Building located at 3922 Lovers Lane in Ravenna. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is preferred. Contact Laura at 330.673.1756 x201 or laurab@mental-health-recovery.org for more information or to pre-register.

Annual Feather Party
Nov 19
The Parkman Fire and Rescue Association announce their Annual Feather Party at the Community House in Parkman next to the fire station on Saturday, November 19th. Doors open at 6pm. Games, Games, Games. Play for turkeys, hams and stuffed animals. Food and drinks available. Hope to see you there. Any questions call 440-548-2515.

Mantua Village Food Drive
Nov 19
Please help others to be thankful this holiday season!!
Village of Mantua’s 1st Annual
National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Food & Toiletry Donation Drive will take place on Saturday Nov. 19 from
10AM-3PM at 4808 E. High St., Buchert Park Lodge. All food donations will be given to the Mantua 4 C’s food cupboard which will benefit the entire Crestwood School District!! Donations will also be accepted at the Mantua Village Hall Mon thru Fri 8AM-4PM

Off To Never, Never Land
Nov 30
Historical actor Damaris Peters-Pike will present “Off to Never Never Land with Mary Martin” Sunday, November 30, at 7:00 PM in the Recital Hall of Frohring Music Building (the address is on the poster). Since 1988 Peters-Pike has brought to life women of achievement in music through her Women of Note presentations in 14 states and France. The program is open to the public free of charge and is sponsored by the Hiram Community Trust and the Hiram College Music Department. Retired as Professor of Music at Hiram College, Peters-Pike continues to teach two courses each year and direct the Hiram Community Chorus.

Live Nativity in Mantua
Dec 16 – 18
The Women’s Auxiliary of the Mantua Knights of Columbus #3766 is presenting a drive-through Live Nativity on St. Joseph Church grounds, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua. Come join us in caroling. For a monetary donation of $5.00 per carload, you can celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and have a cup of hot chocolate to keep warm. Non-perishable food items are also appreciated. This event will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 16, 17 and 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Proceeds from this event will help with church repairs.

New Year’s Eve Reverse Raffle Party
Dec 31
Looking for a New Year’s Eve party! The Women’s Auxiliary of the Mantua Knights of Columbus Council #3766 is planning to have a New Year’s Eve/ Reverse Raffle party on Saturday, December 31, 2016. If you’re looking for a fun time, at a good price, come and join us at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Sentinel Party Center, 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, OH 44255. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets, available through Jay D’Aurelio (330-569-8156), cost $65/couple, $50/single, and include appetizers, raffle, dinner, open bar, DJ, dancing and a midnight champagne toast. All proceeds go towards a new roof for St. Joseph Church.

Young of Heart Trip
Register Now
St.. Anselm Young of Heart in Chesterland have a fantastic trip planned for March 8-18, 2017. They will be going on a Panama Canal Cruise on the Coral Princess after a flight to Ft. Lauderdale. Stops will be made in Aruba; Cartagena, Colombia; Panama (Gatun Lake) and Colon in Panama; Limon, Costa Rica; and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Fares start at $2,500 (depending on cabin choice) and include roundtrip airfare from Cleveland, cruise, transfers to/from ship, taxes, port charges, and government fees. An initial deposit of $520 plus trip insurance is required to secure reservations and assign cabins with final payment due by November 18. For further information call Nancy at 440-729-9684.