Knitting with Nutter
2nd & 4th Mondays
Want to have fun, create personal gifts and keepsakes for friends and loved ones, share knitting tips and ideas with the group? Come join us at the Garrettsville YMCA 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville, OH the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at 10:50 am. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Community Center Open
The Community Center at Mantua Center continues to be open in the old schoolhouse on Center Rd. just N. of SR82, for the usual activities, including noon potluck, every Tuesday from 9:30 until about 2:00. Special activity in this “back to school” month is sewing school bags and filling them with supplies for children in refugee camps around the world.

Chicken To-Go Dinner
Aug 14
Portage Faith UMC invites you to their chicken drive thru dinner on August 14th from 4:30-6pm. All dinners are “to-go” and include moist baked chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce and cookies. Cost is $8 per dinner. Arrive early and place your order at the side kitchen door entrance. Limited supply will be available. The church is located at 9922 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua.

Charity Yard Sales
Aug 14 & 15
South Street Community Charity Yard Sale in Garrettsville will be August 14th & 15th. Most families will be supporting their favorite charity by donating all or a portion of their yard sale proceeds. These yard sales will be held on South Street (Route 88) from Freedom Street to JAG High School, if you live on or off of South Street and would like to participate, please contact Diana at 239-470-6429 or 330-527-2276. With so many community members and families supporting this charity yard sale, a huge variety of items can be found, just in time for back to school!

The Sunflower Café
Aug 14-15
Join us for lunch during the Charity Yard Sales weekend at 8075 Crestwood Dr. Take a break from shopping for a light lunch, bake sale and basket(s) raffle at The Sunflower Café. All proceeds will help fund children’s brain tumor research (Friends of Melana Foundation). Help us STOP KIDS CANCER!

Rib Dinners
Aug 14, 21, 28
The Mantua Knights of Columbus Council #3766, 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, OH 44255, is holding their annual rib dinners to go every Friday in August from 4-7p.m. Menu includes St. Louis BBQ ribs, corn on the cob, baked potato, baked beans and coleslaw. Come and try the “best ribs around.”

Annual Harvest Luau
Aug 15
The 6th Annual Harvest Point Church Luau will be held on August 15th at Lordstown Park from noon-3. As always, this is a FREE family event with games, bounce houses, Farmers Market, Bakery, Food Court, live music, prayer tent, family photos, door prizes galore, the ever-popular dunk tank and much, much more. Mark your calendars and invite your friends and family to a fun afternoon of FREE entertainment.
Community Garage Sale
Aug 15
All events for the Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield annual community garage sale have been cancelled due to restroom renovations. This event will be rescheduled for later this fall.

Sunday School Picnic & Pig Roast
Aug 15
Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd. Sunday school picnic and catered pig roast will be August 15th starting at 1pm. Chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. There will be pony rides (little tykes), games and music! Everyone welcome!

Garage & Bake Sale
Aug 15
Freedom in Christ Fellowship garage & bake sale will be August 15th from 9 am-5pm. The church is located at 3499 St. Rt. 59 in Ravenna (Blackhorse, next to Cash Land). Money raised will go to fund the free festival in October.

Free Tailgate Fest
Aug 16
Warren Amateur Radio Association is holding a Free Tailgate Fest, August 16th. This is in place of our annual Hamfest. It will be held at Mosquito Lake Park, 1439 St. Rt. 305 in Champion by the boat marina. Set up will be at 7am, bring your own tables. Food will be for sale at the WARA table. It runs from 8-2. There will be a Chinese auction, raffles, and fellowship.

Stuff The Bus
Aug 16
The American Legion Post 193 of Mantua and the Legion Auxiliary Unit 193 will be stuffing the bus with school supplies on Aug 16th from 5-7pm during Community Days at the Crestwood Football Stadium. They will also be collecting food and paper products for the 4-C’s.

Mantua Historical Society Meeting
Aug 17
The Mantua Historical Society will hold its’ monthly meeting on Monday, August 17th at 7:00 p.m. We will again meet in the Mantua Center Town Hall at the intersection of Route #82 and Mantua Center Road; there will be a discussion of our participation in the Mantua Potato Festival. Everyone is welcome; we would be glad to explain to anyone the details and importance of this organization to our area. Light refreshments will be served.

Tree City Carvers Meeting
Aug 18
Tree City Carvers monthly meeting will be Aug 18th at the shelter house at Fred Fuller Park on Middlebury Rd. in Kent. The meeting starts at 7:30 and is free and open to the public. At this month’s meeting we will have a guest speaker whose name is Christine Petersilge. She is a 24 year old, multi-media artist who focuses on mostly on printmaking, ceramics, and fiber arts. Christine has a BFA in printmaking from OU and is a resident of Kent. She will speak to us on her art and show examples of her work.For more info about the club or meeting, call Larry Hurd at: 330-297-7905.

100 Women Meeting
Aug 20
100 Women of East Geauga is a group of area women who come together and collectively support local charities. Meetings are held 4 times per year. Our next meeting is August 20th at 7 pm at Geauga County Job and Family Services, 12480 Ravenwood Dr., Chardon. You are invited to join us, bring a friend, and witness the impact and empowerment local women can have on local needs. For more information please contact Andrea Pollock at 216-990-0524 or Sara Shininger at 440-478-3597

Kindergarten Camp
Aug 20
Calling all kids entering kindergarten this fall (2015)! We’d like to invite you to our special Kindergarten Camp August 20th at 2pm, where we’ll assist with kindergarten readiness. Registration is required and children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please call the Burton Library at 440.834.4466.

Memorial Music Festival
Aug 22
6th annual memorial music festival will be August 22nd beginning at 2pm at Nelson Ledge Estates Pavilion. Come enjoy a free day of music, food and memories. Donations gratefully accepted but not expected. Bring a picture of your loved one to place on the memorial wall and a cold covered dish if you wish. For more information contact Ron: 330-527-4411 or Betsy: 330-235-3078. Hope to see you there!

Dog Days of Summer
Aug 22
The Madonio Family Animal Welfare Trust (MFAWT) is holding their inaugural Dog Days of Summer event on Aug 22nd from 12pm – 6pm at the Hometown Plaza in downtown Kent. It will include a dog parade, live music, food vendors, animal rescue groups, a beer truck, face painting and more. Water and doggy bags will be available to keep the dogs cool and the park clean. Residents are encouraged to bring their well-behaved dogs on a leash to the festival. For more information on the event or the MFAWT please call 330-958-8848 or visit
Summer Steak Fry
Aug 22
2015 Summer Steak Fry for charitable activities will be Aug 22 at St. Ambrose Hall in Garrettsville. Doors open at 6:00, Dinner at 6:30. Adults $15 or $25 a couple. 50/50 raffle, beer and wine cash bar, delicious steak, baked potato, corn on the cob, salad/rolls, dessert and beverage. Bring your friends and neighbors! Sponsored by St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus. Call David Vincent for reservations 330-527-2474 or email

Car Wash
Aug 22
Car Wash to support the James A. Garfield Cheerleaders will be Aug 22nd from 11-1 at Kepich Ford in Garrettsville.

Garrettsville Car Cruisin
Aug 22
Garrettsville Car Cruisin will be Aug 22nd from 3-8pm at Garfield Plaza on St. Rt. 82. Music by “Blue Cadillac” from 3-5 and “Dennis Chandler & The Stratophonics” from 5-8. Door prizes, 50/50 raffles and trophies. For information contact Rick Patrick 330-527-2682.

Hiram Police Car Show
Aug 22
Hiram Police Car Show will be Aug 22nd from 9am-2pm at Hayden/Dean Streets in Hiram Village. Hot rod cars, trucks, food, music, trophies and family fun! No registration fee, donations accepted to benefit “SHOP WITH A COP” Program. Sponsored by Kepich Ford. For more information contact Rick Patrick 330-687-9637.

Meet the Author
Aug 22
The James A. Garfield Historical Society will be hosting a book signing during the Aug 22 Car Cruise at Dairy Queen between 3 & 8pm. Come and meet local author Pam Montgomery, copies of her book, GarrettsvilleStrong Past, Present & Future will be available for purchase and Pam will be happy to sign them for you. If you have already purchased a book, bring it and have Pam sign it. All proceeds go to the #GarrettsvilleStrong Fund to help rebuild Main Street.

RFC Meal
Aug 27
The meals do keep coming. Great food and fun people. Renaissance Family Center August 27th from 5-6:30 pm. Hope to see you there.

Join Scouting Today!!!
Sept 1
Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things.Your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he’s in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years old, then it’s time for him to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts. September 1st, 2015 from7-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd. For more information email or call Monique (Cub Master) at: 216-337-2104

A Course in Miracles
Sept 2
An astonishing set of three books that are now available in one combined volume set up in the format for a class. This study group facilitated by Dr. J. Patella will continue at the YMCA the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am. If you own a copy of “A COURSE IN MIRACLES” please bring it along. For more information contact Phil at the YMCA 330-469-2044.

2nd annual 60 Mile Yard Sale
Sept 5
The Tour Route 7 group is announcing its second annual yard sale, to be held Sept 5th from 9-5. It will cover all of the towns along Rt. 7 from Hubbard to Conneaut. Maps will be provided at Rt. 7 members and online. To be on the list or for more information email call 330-240-8094 or go to or Facebook Tour Route 7. August 29th is the cut-off date to be listed.

Annual Chicken BBQ
Sept 12
The Hilltop Christian Church annual Chicken BBQ will be Sept 12th from noon until 6pm. The menu includes 1/2 BBQ chicken (cooked on site by our famous pit crew), homemade potato salad, green beans and homemade pies. The Hilltop Chicken BBQ has been a part of the Potato Festival tradition since its first festival over 40 years ago. Hilltop Christian Church is located at 4572 W. Prospect St. Mantua, OH

Mantua Potato Stomp Race and Fun Run
Sept 12
The 37th Annual Potato Stomp race will take place on Sept 12. There is a one mile Fun Run that begins at 8:30am and the 3.5 mile and 9 mile races begin at 9am. All races start at Crestwood High School. Entry forms are available at Advanced Rehab in Mantua and online at Registration can also be done online with a link through the website. For race and/or registration information, email

Square Dancing
Sept 15
The Friendly Squares of Niles are having an introduction to Square Dancing on Sept 15th at 7pm at the Niles Senior Center. So if you want to exercise your body and mind, then join us on that night. For more information call (330)506-3370
Western Reserve Book Festival
Sept 19
Join us at Hiram College’s Kennedy Center to meet dozens of local authors representing all major literary genres, have your books signed, attend panels, listen in on readings and more September 19th from 10-4. FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit

Ohio Wooden Money Collectors Show
Sept 26
You are invited to the Penn Ohio Wooden Money Collectors annual show, Sept. 26th from 10-4 at Middlefield Library, 16167 E. High St., Middlefield, OH. Free admission, door prizes and refreshments. Come see why we take wooden nickels

Fall Festival
Oct 3
Freedom in Christ Fellowship, 3449 St. Rt. 59 in Ravenna Fall Festival will be Oct 3rd from 2-7. No admission fee. Music, free games, free prizes, food, entertainment, merchant booths and fun for the whole family!