Zucchini Cookbooks
On Sale Now!
Southington Garden Club is selling a cookbook of 500 recipes using zucchini. The cookbook has recipes from appetizers to desserts, all using zucchini. The cost is $13.00 including postage. Send the check to Southington Garden Club to: Evelyn Wibert: 2959 Leiby Osbourne Road, Southington, Ohio 44470.

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.

Youth Soccer League Registration
Aug 3-6, 10-13
Garrettsville Family YMCA Youth Soccer League registration will be Aug. 3rd-6th and 10th-13th from 6-8pm at the YMCA. 8 week season, 1 practice per week at Brosius Road Park, Games will be played at Brosius Road Park on Saturdays, coed teams. Age groups are 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-11 (based on sign ups). Volunteer coaches are always needed and welcome! Practices start the week of Aug 24th, games will start Sept 12th. Cost is $40 for members, Program members $45 and Community Members $60. For more information call Kim Curry or Phil Britton at 330-469-2044.

Youth Flag Football League Registration
Aug 3-6, 10-13
Garrettsville Family YMCA Youth Flag Football League registration will be Aug. 3rd-6th and 10th-13th from 6-8pm at the YMCA. 8 week season, 1 practice per week at Brosius Road Park, Games will be played at Brosius Road park on Saturdays, coed teams. Age groups are 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-11 (based on sign ups). Volunteer coaches are always needed and welcome! Practices start the week of Aug 24th, games will start Sept 12th. Cost is $40 for members, Program members $45 and Community Members $60. For more information call Kim Curry or Phil Britton at 330-469-2044. For program questions call Mike May 440-313-7464

School Supply Giveaway
Aug 8
Life Church Assembly of God is hosting a school supply giveaway August August 8th from 10-3pm. The church is located across from JAG High School. There are no income restrictions, however we ask that your child be in grades k-12 and attend the event with you. For more information call 330-235-2052

St William Parish Rummage Sale
Aug 6-8
Saint William Parish is hosting their annual rummage sale Aug 6 & 7 from 9-4 and Aug 8 from 8-10 will be bag day. Saint William Parish is located at 5431 Mahoning Ave. Champion. Lunch counter available.

Community Yard Sales
Aug 7 & 8
North Jackson Community-wide Yard Sales will be Aug 7th & 8th starting at 9am. The entire township is holding sales with maps available on the day of sales located at 10748 East Mahoning Ave and businesses throughout the township. These maps include coupon specials offered by businesses. There are at least 175 sales, some at individual residences and others located at a field by Jackson Milton Football Stadium. Come out and spend the day. There are Yard Sale Specials at many of the restaurants and businesses.

Church Sale
Aug 7 & 8
Hugh Church Sale at Shepherds Joy Ministries, 94451 ½ Annette Dr., Windham will be August 7th & 8th from 9-6.The prices are great and the deals are for real. Lots of goodies on the last day 1/2 price off everything. Bake sale, hot dogs and drink available. This sale is a fundraiser for a new Church Sign.

Rib Dinners
Aug 7, 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.”

GI Get Together
Aug 8
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton Middlefield GI get together will be August 8th from –noon at the Legion Home on Goodwin Street in Burton. Coffee and donuts will be free to all veterans.

“A Slim Chance For A Jumbo Murder”
Aug 8
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will present “A Slim Chance for a Jumbo Murder” on August 8, 2015 inside Slim n Jumbos – 8105 Main Street. The cost is $25.00 per person and included a buffet dinner and the mystery. There will be a cash bar and Chinese auction. Doors open at 6pm the event begins at 6:30pm. Tickets are available inside Slim n Jumbos or Sean’s Pub . You may also mail your order to The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre, P.O. Box 541, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Please include with your check made payable to Curtains up Theatre, the names of the persons attending. All mail order tickets will be held at the door on the night of the event. All sales are final.

Chardon Polka Band
Aug 9
Come join the Chardon Polka Band as they lead a worship service at Celebration Lutheran Church, 10621 Auburn Road, Chardon on August 9th at 9:30 am. Following the worship service, the Chardon Polka Band will present a free, two hour concert at the church from 11 am-1 pm. Members of the congregation will provide a picnic lunch for those in attendance. If you plan on attending the worship service and/or the concert, please bring a lawn chair. For additional information, please contact Paul Gochnour at (440) 897-0121.

Mantua American Legion Picnic
Aug 9
Mantua American Legion Post 193 and the Legion Auxiliary will hold their annual combined picnic on August 9th at 2pm, at Traveler’s Woods Campground Pavilion. Please bring a dish to share, tableware and a chair. Please contact Russ Workman 330-626-3341 or 330-389-9121 with the number planning to attend. The legion will furnish meat and beverages.

Pancakes in the Park
Aug 9
Rain or Shine! Pancakes in the Park, August 9th at Sunny Lake Park’s Boathouse Pavilion, 885 Mennonite Rd., Aurora 44202. Pancakes served from 9-11am. Adults – $6, Kids (4-10 yrs) $4 and under 4 yrs. free. Breakfast includes: pancakes (all you can eat), sausage, orange juice, coffee & water. Take out available. All individuals, families, and dog walkers are invited and welcomed! All dogs must be on a leash – preferably no retractable leashes. For more information: www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org; call 330-562-0555 or email rescue1.fgr@gmail.com or like us on FB Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora.

GCPL Drive-In Night
Aug 9
Geauga County Public Library night at Mayfield Drive-In will be August 9th. “Fantastic Four” and another family-friendly film will be showing at dark. Gates open at 7pm for pre-show entertainment. Special discount prices will be $15 per carload of people with an additional $5 for carry-in food.

Fountain Grand Opening
Aug 11
The Fountain will celebrate its grand opening on Aug 9th at 11 am. This celebration will be filled with music, dance, special guests, food, free giveaways and a Word from Pastor Gary. This special event will take place at 12888 St. Rt. 88 in Garrettsville. For more information call 330-527-2942.

Potluck Luncheon
Aug 11
Freedom Township School Room Mothers are celebrating 30 years with a Pot Luck Luncheon at the Freedom Township Hall (handicap ramp on west side), on August 11th at noon. An open invitation extended to all having fond memories of the school, students, mothers of students and employees. Bring a dish to share with serving utensil, and, your own table setting. Punch and rolls will be provided. Deral White will speak with the topic being “Does Freedom Have A History?” Need a ride/ Questions: Delores Reed, 330-527-4490

Retired Handbags for Retired Greyhounds
Aug 12
Retired Handbags for Retired Greyhounds 2nd Annual Benefit Auction August 12th at Candlelight Winery, 6:PM Wine Social with complimentary glass of wine, wonderful cheese and chocolate! 7:00 -9:00 PM Live Auctioner, Leona Pliszka auctioning over 70 NEW & gently used Designer handbags. 100% of proceeds benefit Freeway’s Greyt Escape helping to save greyhounds. Raffle items, including Monica Potter basket! $12 per person donation. RSVP Diana 239-470-6429

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
Take a break from shopping and join us for lunch during the South Street Community Charity Yard Sale. All proceeds will go to The Friends of Melana Foundation providing funds for children’s brain cancer research. Included will be a bake sale and a basket raffle.

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.

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.

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

Vendors Needed
Aug 22
Vendors are needed for our indoor/outdoor yard sale on Aug 22. Deadline for registration will be Aug 17. Set-up times Friday 6-8pm and Saturday 7:30-8:45am.Vendors must provide own tables and displays. No electric and water will be provided for the outside areas. No alcoholic beverages, no firearms, no sale of pornographic literature or films. The Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale will be held at Christian Life Center, 1972 East Summit Road (corner of ST RT 261 & East Summit Road) Kent. To sign up call Irene at 330-296-9109 or church office at 330-678-9234.

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!

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. It’s Their Future…Let Them Own It! September 1st, 2015 from7-8pm at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd. For more information email parkmanpack76@gmail.com 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 10:50 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 MktSqKinsman@gmail.com call 330-240-8094 or go to TourRoute7.com or Facebook Tour Route 7. August 29th is the cut-off date to be listed. A car show and all-day bands will be at Bronzwood Golf Course in Kinsman.

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 mantuapotatostomp.com. Registration can also be done online with a link through the website. For race and/or registration information, email cymanski5@gmail.com

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 www.hiram.edu/wrbf