BOOK Review &  Discussion
1st Monday of Month 

Dr J Patella offers portions of a current human interest book to review and discuss based on content, style, and merit.  For an excellent and interesting literary assessment, please join us at the Garrettsville YMCA 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville, OH 1st Monday of every month at 11am.  Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Lake Milton Farmers Market
Saturdays

Lake Milton Farmers Market is held Saturday mornings 9am to noon waterfront at Lake Milton State Park.  You will find us on the Amphitheater lawn on Grandview Road.  If you are a Farmer or Artist interested in participating, please send an email to natureartscouncil@yahoo.com with your name, phone number, email and info regarding the items you would like to offer for sale.  Our Farmers will have a look and get back to you.

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 11am.  Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Alumni Banquet

Let’s Reach 200! Are You Our Alumni? If you attended James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation…. you are our alumni and we’d love to have you attend the 10th Annual Alumni Banquet. HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF 200 RESERVATIONS! JAG Alumni are cordially invited to the James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet which will be held on September 19, 2015 at James A. Garfield Elementary School. The banquet is a wonderful opportunity to reacquaint with past classmates while enjoying a delicious meal. Your reservation can be mailed to: James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet, P.O. Box 93, Garrettsville, OH 44231. The cost is $18 per person. PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME AND YEAR OF THE ALUMNI ATTENDING AND THE NAME(S) OF ANY GUESTS. Please contact Helen Louise Bouts at 330-309-2734 for additional information.

Miracles Group

A Course In Miracles group starting!  Call 330 569-3376 for details

Charity Horse Show

July 17, 18, 19

Portage County Charity Horse Show will be July 17th-19th at Sun Beau Valley Farm, 3229 St. Rt. 59 in Ravenna. Cost is $5 (all day), children under 12 attend free.

Hot Diggity Dog Day

July 18

Legacy Dog Rescue, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, will be holding Hot Diggity Dog Day on July 18th at Lil Paws Winery, 17574 Mahoning Ave., Lake Milton OH from 1-6pm.  $5.00 for 5 hot dog tastes paired up with 5 wine tastes!  Many hot dog toppings such as BLT hot dogs, Sloppy Joe Dog, Mexican dog, Buffalo Chicken dog and more!  Veggie dogs will be served as well!  There will also be a Chinese Auction!  Call Paula @ 330-720-0470 with questions!  Pease come out and support our efforts to help the abused, neglected and abandoned dogs of Trumbull & Mahoning County.

Rockwell Int’l Annual Picnic

July 18

Rockwell International annual picnic at Braceville Picnic Shelter will be July 18th from noon-3pm. We will be eating at 1pm. Please bring a covered dish to share.

Ice Cream Social

July 18

Lordstown Lutheran Church will hold an Ice Cream Social on July 18th from 4-6pm.  There will be turkey sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, homemade pies & ice cream.  A bake sale will also be held. The church is located at 5615 Palmyra Rd. in Lordstown.

Moth Night at the Hiram College Field Station

July 18

Bring a flashlight and a camera and join us at 9:00pm as we celebrate National Moth Week. Discover the nightly flight of these fascinating insects and learn how citizens around the world are helping to learn more about moths and our changing environment. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Clark at clarkjm@hiram.edu or 330.569.5315.

Steak & Chicken Dinner

July 18

American Legion Post 674, Windham, Ohio, will be having a steak and chicken dinner on July 18th from 4-8pm. Presale tickets are available; steak $13 or $15 at the door or chicken $8 or $10 at the door. Proceeds go towards the Windham Veterans Monument.

Canoe Trip Down The Cuyahoga

July 19

Come join Volunteer Naturalist Joe Malmisur  on July 19 from 1 – 5 pm as we float down the beautiful Crooked River. Prothonotary Warblers, King Fishers, Tree Swallows and many other birds and animals will delight us as we float quietly by. $20.00/person. Contact Camp Hi for registration. 330-569-7621

Community Center Open

July 21 & 28

The Community Center at Mantua Center is open to the public every Tuesday from 9:30 till about 2:00, free and open to all.  Sewing projects and watercolor painting continue to attract interest, and there’s always a jigsaw puzzle under construction.  Or just come to sit and chat.  Potluck lunches at noon have been delicious, with a bountiful variety of food shared each week.  The “Don’t Eat Alone Supper” has dwindled and may be cancelled if there isn’t more interest.  Call Ellie at 330-274-0711 to let her know if you want to keep it going.

“Rockin’ and Reading” with Leonardo

July 22

Come for an outdoor evening concert at the Burton Public Library July 22nd at 6:30pm as Leonardo, the “Guitar Hero”, dazzles us with an interactive and jammin’ good time (in the event of inclement weather, this concert will take place inside).

Campfire Storytime 

July 23

Join us around the “storytime campfire” for special stories, songs, and rhymes July 23rd at 6:30pm at the Burton Public Library. We know you’ll be beggin’ us for ‘smore! No registration required. Please call 440-834-4466 for more information.

Open House

July 24

Come see the newly renovated Windham Community Center at the Open House on July 24th from 6-8pm. The Community Center is located at 9647 Center St. in Windham.  Refreshments will be provided.

Trash & Treasure Sale

 July 24 & 25

Parkman Congregational Church Annual Trash & Treasure Sale will be July 24th from 9-5 and July 25th from 9-3. Items on Saturday will be half price from 9-noon and “free” from 12:30-3. The church is located at 18265 Madison Road – 528 just north of 422 – Parkman, OH. Refreshments available – Lots of great items. We are taking donations until Tuesday July 21st.

Vacation Bible School

July 24-26

Please join us as we travel to Big Heart Farms and Harvest the Fruit of the Spirit, July 24th from 7-8:30 pm, July 25th from 9:00am.-3:00pm (lunch will be provided) and July 26th from 10-10:45 am. Class will be followed by morning worship. Classes for all ages from Nursery to Adult.  Please call 330-626-4282 by Friday, July 17, to register.  If no answer, leave your name and phone number and the last grade completed. See you there:  Church of Christ, 1386 Russell Drive, Streetsboro, OH 44241

Class of 1975!

July 24-26

James A. Garfield Class of 1975 and friends, 40 year reunion weekend will be July 24th-26th. Our class is extending invitations for our 40 year reunion to all other alumni, faculty, family and friends! For more information contact Sam McGarvey P.O. Box 241 Garrettsville, OH 444231.

Clothing Giveaway

July 25

Mantua Center free clothing giveaway will be July 25th from 9-noon. Plenty of clothing will be available in all sizes and both genders. Our location has changed!  We are now in the old Mantua Center School. You will enter on the North side of the school (the door where the ramp is), go downstairs, turn right and we are in 2 rooms in the first hallway. See you there!

Christmas in July Craft Show

July 25, 26

Crafters Wanted for a Christmas in July Craft Show, July 25th & 26th from 10-4. Handcrafted items & collectibles only please! Come join us and support our local Veterans! Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3332 at the Post Home,   433 Arlington Blvd.   Newton Falls Ohio 44444 .  Information packets available at the VFW Post Home Or contact Donna at 330-646-1112 by phone.

VBS

 July 27-31

Garrettsville United Methodist Church VBS will be July 27th-31st from 6-8:30pm. To register call 330-527-2055 or email garrettsvilleumc@frontier.com.

Vacation Bible School

July 27-31

Pricetown United Methodist Church  will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School July 27th -31st from 6-8:30pm.  Please come join us for a week of fun and fellowship, where you will meet “Checkers” the Cheetah.  The church is located at 4640 Pritchard-Ohlton Rd. in Newton Falls.  For further information contact: Joan Schuller 330-540-7523

Free Community Dinner

July 28

Free community dinner will be July 28th from 5-6pm at Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St., while supplies last. Everyone is welcome! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach, Warren, Ohio.

The Superhero In You 

July 29

Join us for an official superhero visit from Super Tess! July 29th at 2:30pm at the Burton Public Library. Come and be inspired by her magical storytelling show. No registration required. Any questions, please call 440-834-4466.

Blue Moon Canoe Float

July 30

Mark your calendars for a once in a “Blue Moon” event. Join Joe Malmisur as we float down the Cuyahoga River at night during the Blue Moon. Beavers, otters, and other creatures of the night will be out and about for us to enjoy as we float down the river to Camp Hi. $20.00 /person Contact Camp Hi to register – 330-569-7621

Grant-In-Aid-Program 

July 31

The Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women educators in Geauga County, is offering a grant-in-aid to a female student who is entering her senior year in college and is majoring in education. The applicant must be a graduate of a Geauga County high school.  The deadline for completed applications is July 31, 2015.  Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Deborah Hofstetter, Grant-in-Aid Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, P.O. Box 313, Chardon, OH 44024

Chalk the Walk

July 31

Stop in anytime from 2-3:30pm at the Burton Public Library to receive colored chalk and be assigned a sidewalk square on which to create a masterpiece! Open to all! Meet outside the library front entrance. No registration required. Any questions, please call 440.834.4466

Monthly Dance

Aug 1

Portage County Chapter #600 Parents Without Partners will have its monthly dance on August 1st from 7:30-11pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 W. Ave., Tallmadge, OH. The dance is open to the public; cost is $6.00 for members and $8 for nonmembers. For more information contact Warrine 330-322-9559.

Brick By Brick Dinner

Aug 1

Windham Brick By Brick Scholarship Engraved Brick Sale for the fifth wall ended July 4th. Annual summer dinner will be August 1st, hosts Geneticist Rob Taft ’86. Forms available at Windham Bank and School offices.

Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run

Aug 1

14th annual Brittany Myers Memorial poker run will be August 1st at the American Legion Post 9960 E. Center St., Windham. $10 per person includes door prize ticket, grand buffet, 100 miles of fun, Chinese auction and 50/50. Registration is from 10-noon, 1st bike out at 11am, last bike out at noon, last bike back by 6pm. For more information contact Tom Myers 330-646-5797 or Jamie Cain 330-221-6338.

Sweet Corn Festival

Aug 1 & 2   

Kent Lions Club hosts the 8th Annual Sweet Corn Festival on August 1st & 2nd from noon-5pm at Beckwith Orchard, 1617 Lake Rockwell Road.  EAR-resistible fun for the whole family!  Enjoy Carnival Games for children. Pony Rides, Vendors, Trolley Rides, Face-Painting. Live Musical Entertainment, More.  Boiled sweet corn, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, and Beckwith’s peaches & peach pie available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will fund Lions sight preservation projects.  Vendor spaces available until August 1st; contact Fran:  330-678-4012 or fhardest@kent.edu.

School Supply Giveaway

Aug 2

Free school supply giveaway, while supplies last, will be August 2nd from 3 – 4 pm at the Newton Falls American Legion, 2025 East River Road. Children must be present! Sponsored by St. Nicholas Samaritan Outreach in-cooperation with Newton Falls American Legion.

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 Football League Registration

Aug 3-6, 10-13

Garrettsville Family YMCA Youth 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 4, 5, 8

Life Church Assembly of God is hosting a school supply giveaway August 4th & 5th from 4-7pm and 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.

“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.

Red, White And Blueberry

Members of the North Bloomfield Historical Society will hold an open house at the society’s home, the 1893 Town Hall, on the square in N. Bloomfield on Sunday, August 9 from 2pm to 4pm.  Local blueberries will be featured in many forms with pies, muffins, ice cream with blueberry topping and other sweet treats available for a donation.  The model of the town center as it looked in 1915 will be on exhibit along with toy tractors from a private collector.  2015 is the bicentennial of the settlement of the township and the event is part of the yearlong remembrance of its history.

3rd Annual Compassion in Motion Motorcycle Charity Ride

Please consider joining us for the 3rd Annual Compassion in Motion Motorcycle Charity Ride to benefit Wags 4 Warriors, of Brecksville, OH on Saturday, August 1, 2015. This fundraiser is led by Hands & Paws in Gratitude, a service organization which raises funds for various projects involving individuals and animals. Hands & Paws in Gratitude chose Wags 4 Warriors, as they felt this to be a very worthy fundraiser with a great need. The Wags 4 Warriors mission is to unite veterans whom, upon returning home suffer with PTSD or TBI, with an appropriate dog, and to provide all of the training, equipment and support for the dog to become the veteran’s service dog at no cost to the veteran.

Through your involvement in this charity ride, you will aid in the placement of a service animal with a veteran in need. The cost is $25 for riders and $10 for each passenger. This fee includes a delicious lunch following the ride. Our grand prize raffle is a 65” Curved HD TV (if all tickets are sold) $10.00 a ticket, there will also be a 50/50 raffle, a DJ and awesome prizes. Registration begins at 9:30AM at Carlton Harley-Davidson, located at 11771 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, OH 44255. Please join us for the ride and meet our heroes and their service dogs. For more information, contact ride coordinator Karen DeLuca at 330-940-2129, or via email at kdeluca@neo.rr.com

Sponsors & donations by:  Dave Walter BWM, The Westerman Group, LLC, Target, Lowes, Suncrest Gardens, Wal-Mart, Pet Supplies Plus, Hartville Hardware, Big Dee’s Vet & Tack Supplies, Krieger’s Market, VFW 2629