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Baseball Tryouts
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The Creekside Fitness Baseball Organization of Youngstown Ohio will conduct tryouts for 14u team.Contact Todd 330 978-4915.

Attention Crafters!
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The J. A. Garfield Historical Society is looking for Crafters to participate in their craft show which is included as part of the Christmas Walk. The Christmas Walk is Nov. 4,5 &6 and Nov.11,12 &13. Crafters do not have to be present during this fun event but do need to be available to help set up on Nov. 2, 5:30-7:00 at the Garrettsville Village Town Hall. For questions and registration call Maureen at 330 527 4674 and leave a message.

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.

Vendors Needed
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Parents of Troop #124 will be sponsoring their 4th annual Craft/Vendor Show on Nov. 19, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The show will be held at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 326 Ridge Rd., Newton Falls, OH. Cost is $25 and includes an 8 ft. table and 2 chairs. Limited electric available. Each crafter will be asked to donate one item for a raffle. Those wishing to set-up should contact Louanne 330-872-1353 or Teresa 330-503-9388.

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 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 7:00 P.M., at the Hiram Christian Church on the corner of Routes 82 and 700 in Hiram.

Community Center Open!
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.

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
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.

Band Fruit Sale
Through Oct 17
J.A. Garfield Band Boosters are once again selling Healthy Sweet Fresh Florida Citrus Fruit!! The fruit sale will end October 17. Three ways to order: 1. Buy from a band member 2. Call the high school at 330-527-4341 3. Go to Fruit will arrive before Thanksgiving. Any person that ordered Tangelos last year and received a bad box, if your order another box this year you will receive a free box of Tangelos! Thank you for your support!

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. Get your tickets now before they are gone!

Second Thursday Storytime
Oct 13 – 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. Email or call 330-297-6424 with questions.

Eagles Fish Fry
Oct 14
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry
will be held on Oct 14 from 4-7:30 pm. Open to Public. Eagle Club is located at 8149 Water Street, Garrettsville.
Fish Dinner serving Fish, Shrimp, Chicken Tenders. To go orders available.Call 330-527-2330

Fix the Kitty / Fix the City Benefit Dinner
Oct 15
A spaghetti dinner benefit will be held on Oct 15 from 4-7 pm at 433 Arlington Road, Newton Falls. Cost $10 Adults; $8 Seniors 65+; $5 children. Wine and pop available. Proceeds benefit the spay/neuter community cat program. Carryouts available.

Village of Windham Oktoberfest
Oct 15
Join the Village of Windham for family fun on Oct 15 from 1 – 10 pm at the Windham Community Center. Live music begins at 6 pm. Chili cookoff, cornhole tournament, wine tasting and more.

Delightful Craft Show
Oct 15
A DELIGHTFUL CRAFT SHOW will be held Oct 15 from 10 – 4 at the Delightful E.C. Church 2473 Barclay-Messerly corner Rt 422, Southington. Join us for a wide variety of handmade crafts and home party vendors. Bake Sale & Refreshments will be available. Admission to the show is free. For more information contact Dana or call 330-524-7413

Apple Butter Festival
Oct 15
The Lake Milton Presbyterian Church,942 Grandview Rd, is holding its annual Apple Butter Festival on Oct 15 from 9 am – 5 pm. The freshly-canned, warm apple butter will be for sale along with all kinds of baked apple goodies including pies, dumplings, cookies, candy apples etc. Also for sale; hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, french fries, along with hot soup and drinks to warm the body and soul. Dress warm as this is a rain, snow or shine event.

Sauerkraut & Pork Dinner
Oct 15
Sauerkraut and Pork Dinner
Oct. 15th from 4 to 6:30 pm at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4920 Fairport Rd., Newton Falls. (Corner of St. Rt. 534 and Fairport Rd.) CARRY OUT AVAILABLE. Adults $9.00 — Children 6 to 12 $6.00 — Children under 6 Free.

Pumpkin Sale
Oct 15 & 22
Pumpkin sale to benefit teh JAG All Sports Booster stadium fund. Pumpkins will be sold at the JAG Stadium entrance from 10 am – 4 pm.
Costs $1 for gourds, $3 & $5 for pumpkins.

Special Fall Bingo
Oct 16
St. Michael’s Church is holding their Fall Special Bingo. It is October 16, 2016 at 9736 East Center Street, Windham, OH 44288. There will be refreshments, raffles, baked goods, and a gift table. It will be Great Fun! Please come out and support St. Michael’s Church!

American Legion Breakfast
Oct 16
American Legion Post 459, Goodwin St. in Burton is hosting a Geauga Co. Council fundraiser breakfast on Oct 16 from 9 am – 1:30 pm. For additional information please contact Skip at 440-313-2095.

Flim Discussion Group
Oct 17
Dr J Patella offers this 50 minute film for the group to analyze and evaluate: MY GREATEST TEACHER – Tales of Everyday Magic. If you are interested in a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions please join us at the YMCA the 3rd Monday of every month at 10:30am. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Harvest Dinner
Oct 19
The North Bloomfield Historical Society is holding its annual potluck dinner in the old town hall on the square on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:00pm. The address is 8830 Park Drive, N. Bloomfield, OH. The speaker will be former resident Dale Wildman, author of FARM DAYS:A Memoir and Then Some. Please bring a dish to pass. Table service and drinks will be provided.

Garrettsville Fall Clean-up
Oct 20
The Village of Garrettsville will be doing their fall clean-up on October 20th.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Oct 21
The Kiwanis Club of the Western Reserve invites you to their All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti dinner Friday, Oct. 21st, 4:30-7:00pm at the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Rd., Hiram 44234. Dinner includes spaghetti with a choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, & dessert. Carry out is available. Gluten-free pasta is available. $ 7.00 for adults, children 8 & under FREE! We will also be having a bake sale. Our co-host is Kids Weekend Meals!

Altar & Rosary Society Rummage Sale
Oct 21 & 22
The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St. in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Fall Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Friday, October 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday October 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday is bag day. The Rummage Sale will take place in the church hall.

Blessing of the Animals
Oct 22
The Nelson United Methodist Church, on the circle in Nelson, will be having a blessing of the animals on Oct 22 from 12:30 – 3 pm. There willbe a short service introducing the blessings then the animals will be blessed. It is held in October in honor of the Feast Day of St. Frances of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. This service is open to the public and all are welcome.

Trunk or Treat
Oct 22
Pricetown Church 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd., Newton Falls presents TRUNK OR TREAT in the parking lot church on Oct 22 from 4 to 6 pm Come one and all!!

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner
Oct 22
All-you-can-eat spaghetti and meat ball dinner will be held on Oct 22 from 4-6 pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge 507 216 E. Main St., West Farmington. Dinner includes spaghetti & meat balls, salad, bread, pie, coffee and lemonade. Come join us and bring your family and friends. Donation is $7 adults, ages 5-12 $4.50, under 5 free. Take one or two home.

Swiss Steak Dinner
Oct 22
The Nelson United Methodist Church will be hosting their Swiss Steak Dinner at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle in Garrettsville on October 22. Dinner is served from 4-6 pm The price is $10 for Adults and $6 for Children age 6-12, Children 5 and under Free. The dinner consists of: Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Corn Casserole, Drinks, and Dessert. Carry-Out is also available at the same location.

Camp Asbury Fall Festival & Family Weekend
Oct 22
Enjoy beautiful fall foliage, apple butter making, live music, brick oven pizza, campfire supper at Camp Asbury in Hiram on October 22 from 11 am – 8 pm. Weekend packages available. For more information contact Camp Asbury at 330-569-3171.

K.I.D. Cancer Foundation Chinese Auction
Oct 22
The “KID Cancer Foundation” has moved its Chinese auction to the Mespo Expo Center located at the corners of SR 87 & 534 in Mespo. The move is to accomodate more guests. The items this year will be spectacular. You can win $1,000 in our Deal-or-No Deal game. Doors open at 3 pm, drawings start at 6 pm.

Special Fall Clean-up
Oct 22
Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to the Hiram Township Park (6352 State Route 82) for a special fall clean-up event on Oct. 22 at 10 am. The purpose of this event is to help keep the trails accessible by pruning branches, spreading mulch, and other general clean up tasks. To reward your efforts, the CEAC will provide lunch at 1 pm. Bring your family and friends to lend a hand on 10/22!

Fall & Holiday Craft Show
Oct 22 & 23
Ravenna Moose Lodge #1234 Fall & Holiday Craft Show, 5727 St. Rt. 14, Ravenna, (formerly Holiday Sands) Oct 22 – 9am to 4pm; Oct 23 – 10am to 4pm Chinese Auction / 50/50 Raffle/ Concessions
All spaces are first come, first serve basis. Please contact Marisa Smith for more information or to book your space: (615) 999-2491

Auditions For “The Emperor’s New Clothes”
Oct 25 & 26
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is proud to announce their January production will be “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. The production runs January 20, 21, 22, 27 and 28. Auditions for “The Emperor’s New Clothes” are being held on October 25 and 26 at 7pm in the James A. Garfield High School’s choir room. Please have a 3-4 minute monologue memorized for your auditions. For more information contact Jackie Loreta-Rinearson at

The V Squad To Cook Dinner
Oct 27
The young people now days are always on their phones.
They Facebook, chat, tweet, game. Anyway, my point is , I have found a group of youth that are willing to cook for YOU. The V-Squad will be using a stove not a phone.
Come meet them, Oct. 27 from 5-6:30 at the Renaissance Family Center in Windham.

Quilters Garage Sale
Oct 29
The Streetsboro Quilt Guild is holding a garage sale on Oct. 29, from 9AM to 3PM at the Streetsboro Methodist Church. At the sale you will find fabrics, patterns, books, quilting tools, some kits and some completed ready-to-use crafted items, and much more; Expect good prices and fun shopping. Refreshments will be available. The Streetsboro Methodist Church is at 8940 State Route 43, Streetsboro.

Crafters Needed
Oct 29
Crafters needed for October 29th for Renaissance Family Center Craft Show. Call for information 330-326-3003 or 330-326-2013.

Blood Drive
Oct 31
Blood drive on Oct 31, from 1-6 pm, at Falls Home Remodeling in Newton Falls.
Everyone who comes out gets a free smoke detector.

Newton Twp Trick or Treat
Oct 31
Newton Township has scheduled Trick-or-Treat for Monday, October 31, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Walk Candlelight Tour
Nov 3
This is a reminder to make your reservations for the Thursday, Nov. 3, James A. Garfield Historical Society’s evening CANDLELIGHT TOUR. This is a special unique festive preview of the Christmas Walk which includes refreshments. The limited tickets are $25. Hours are 6:30 – 9:00. Call Kit Semplak at 330 842 2822

Fall Rummage Sale
Nov 3 – 5
Fall Rummage Sale to benefit
Charity Children’s Ministry will be held at Christ Covenant Church, 16406 Kinsman Rd. (Route 87) in Middlefield.
Lots of great items to benefit all ages. Bake Sale. Chance to win Thanksgiving Gift Basket and Turkey. Nov 3 & 4 from 9 till 3. Nov 5 from 9 til Noon. Donations welcome, call 440-858-7481

Rummage Sale
Nov 4 & 5
St. Joseph’s Appalachian Experience group is hosting a Huge Rummage Sale at St. Joseph’s Pavilion (11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua) on Nov 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Nov 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations of clean, usable items are appreciated and may be dropped off at the Pavilion on Nov 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or by appointment (no TV’s). Saturday is fill-a-bag day for $3 and fill-a-trunk for $10 (starting at Noon). For further information or to volunteer, please contact Dan & Sean Fejes (330-274-2481 or, Margery Cleary (330-274-7274), or the Parish Office (330-274-2253). Funds raised will go towards next summer’s trip to participate in the Housing Repair Program at Binns-Counts Community Center in McClure, VA.

Indoor Flea Market
Nov 5
November 5 th, 9-3 at American Legion, 9960 E. Center ST. Windham. Indoor Flea Market and Bake Sale. Come see what we have. Reasonable pricing. All proceeds for childrens Christmas Party.

Feather & Oink Bingo
Nov 5
Community EMS Association is holding a Feather & Oink Bingo Fundraiser on Saturday Nov 5, at the Community EMS District Station located at 10804 Forest Street, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. There will be both traditional sit down and instant Bingo games with chance to win turkeys, hams and other great prizes. Doors open at 5:00 pm with the traditional Bingo starting at 6:00 pm. Food and beverages will be available.

Portage Faith Church Holds Annual Bazaar
Nov 5
The ladies at Portage Faith United Methodist Church at 9922 SR 44, Mantua, invite you to their Annual Bazaar and Country Store on Nov 5 from 9 am to 2 pm. In addition to our frozen vegetable beef soup, we will have a wide selection of other fresh homemade soups for only $5 per quart. Please come check out our crafts, jewelery, wood products, baked and canned goods, and so much more. Admission is free. Continental breakfast and light lunch available.
Turkey Dinner
Nov 5
Pricetown United Methodist Church will be holding their annual turkey dinner and basket auction on Nov 5 from 4-7 pm at Newton Falls High School, 907 Milton Blvd S.
Adults – $10; Children (5-10) $5; 4 & Under – FREE

Christmas Extravaganza
Nov 5
Join us for a Christmas Extravaganza on Nov 5 from 10 am – 4 pm at St Lucy Winca Hall, 16280 E. High St, Middlefield. A variety of uniqe vendors and crafters. Bake sale. Chinese auction.

Benefit For Kelli Stefansic
Nov 5
Benefit for Kelli Stefansic at
Ravenna Moose Lodge #1234 (formerly Holiday Sands) 5727 St. Rt. 14, Ravenna, Nov. 5 from 3pm to 7pm. Spaghetti Dinner – $10.00/person. Chinese Auction / 50/50 Raffle / Cash Bar / Face Painting $5.00 Come join us to help Kelli!

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. Other type hand-crafted items are welcome.

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.

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. 5th, 2016. Registration begins at 5 pm with games starting at 6pm. Registration fee includes tourney fee, start up chips, food and pop. A large pay-out is expected (based on required minimum number of players) along with hourly options and a 50 / 50 drawing.
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.

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.

JAG PTO Craft Show
Nov 12
The JAG Elementary school PTO is sponsoring a craft show on Nov 12 from 10 am – 3 pm. The show is open to JAG families and public vendors. Contact Diane Irwin at 330-524-0592 if you are interested in being a vendor. Tables are reserved on a first come basis. We are accepting hand crafted vendors and company vendors. Premium tables are $25, Hallway tables are $20.

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.

Young of Heart Trip
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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.