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


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 Artists interested in participating, please send an email to 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.

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

Safety Town Registration

June 26

Crestwood Primary School (CPS), in conjunction with the CPS PTO, is offering a Safety Town program for incoming Crestwood kindergarteners. Through the program, children will learn how to be safe at home, at school, and at play. Topics covered include Bus, Seatbelts, & Playground Safety; Stranger Awareness, Police, and Gun Safety; Fire Safety, Stop, Drop and Roll, and First Aid. The program will run from July 27-31 at CPS from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. If you register by June 26, you will receive a reduced rate of $25 per child. If space allows, late registrations will be taken on July 27 at 8:30 am at a cost of $35 per child. For more information, email

Free Meal

June 26

God Provides a Free Meal June 26th from 4-6pm at Nelson UMC, 9367 St. Rt. 305. Dinner will consist of sausage sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw and dessert.

Moths of the Night

June 27

Come join Joe Malmisur and others as we use black lights and white sheets to attract moths and other night insects for identification on June 27 from 8:30 – 10 pm at Towners Woods. Who knows what we will see, maybe a spectacular Luna or Io moth. We will also be hiking a few trails in search of a Barred or Great Horned Owl. WHOOOO knows what we will see or hear!

Ride-In Bike Show

June 27

M.B.A. Ride-In Bike Show at Garrettsville Summerfest will be June 27th. Register from 4-7:30 pm at Garrettsville Eagles on Water Street. Trophy and cash prize for best of show. Winners will be announced at 8pm. $10 registration fee. Bikes must be ridden in to enter.

Hot Dogs, Wine & A Good Time

June 27

Join Rose’s Rescue for Hot Dogs, Wine and a Good Time! Rescue groups, entertainment, raffles, vendors, wine & dogs, June 27 from 2-6pm at Barrel Run Crossing Winery, 3272 Industry Rd., Rootstown

Youth Shoot (Intro to Firearms) 

June 27 & 28

The Streetsboro Sportsman Association is hosting a free youth introduction to firearms course on June 27th and 28th at 11280 Bloom Rd., Nelson Township 44231. New shooters will be on the 27th, with previous participants shooting on the 28th, the attendees will receive instruction in the safe handling of firearms followed by the opportunity to shoot. The course will be taught by NRA instructors. Shooters are required to have a responsible adult present at the range.  Lunch is provided. Space is limited. Please contact Russ Vandercook at (330)274-3566 for more information or to reserve your space.

Weekend Madness

June 27-28

Newton Falls 4th of July Committee presents “Weekend Madness” 29th annual car show June 27th. Parking 9am, registration 9:30-1pm, 125 trophies 6pm. Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, DJ Mary O & Jeff, Trilogy to perform at 7pm. Bike Show June 28th, poker run leaves at 12:15, vendors from 9am-7pm, bike show from 9am-6pm, field events at 5pm, DJ Fast Freddie.

Retirees Monthly Meeting

June 28

The retirees of U.S.W.A. Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10) will have their regular meeting on June 28th at 1pm at the Windsor House Champion Estates in Champion, Ohio. Refreshments will be served.

5K Race & 1 mile run/walk

June 28

5K Race & 1 Mile Run/walk to benefit Glioma Childhood Cancer Research will be June 28th at 9am. Prizes include medals for top place finishers (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) in various age groups. Register online using internet search engine with keywords: Friends of Melana, Register, 2015 Eventbrite, or register on race day (limited shirts available for race day registration).  Contact Diana Morris: 330-931-1660, or Doug Paroff: 330-351-3507,

Scholarship Awards Program

June 28

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield Legion scholarship awards program will be June 28th at the Legion Home on Goodwin St. in Burton at 3pm. Open to the public.

Mantua Community Center

June 30, July 7, 14, 21

The Community Center at Mantua Center is open every Tuesday from 9:30 am until we run out of people after the potluck lunch.  I’ve been closing up by 2:00 most Tuesdays and coming back at 5:00 for the Don’t Eat Alone Supper, which I provide.  I’d love to have more people come in (a group working on a project, supervised youth, an exercise group–what’s your idea?) to keep it open all day.  If we’re really going to have a Community Center we need more people to come.  Questions?  Call me, Ellie Monroe, 330-274-0711.

Chicken Dinner

July 1

Southington UMC will be having a chicken dinner on July 1st from 3:30-6pm. Menu will include one fourth of a chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, homemade desserts and beverage. Cost is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children’s chicken tender dinner ages 4-10 and free for children under 3. Carry outs will be available, call 330-898-2156.

4th of July Parade

July 4

Newton Falls 69th annual 4th of July parade will begin at 10am. Line up begins at 8am at the First Church of God.

Raffle Drawing

July 4

Newton Falls 4th of July raffle drawing will take place at 9pm at the band tent; winners do not need to be present. Tickets are $10 each. Grand prize: $2,000, 1st: $500, 2nd: $200, 3rd: HDTV 50”, 4th & 5th: iPad mini, 6th $100 gas card.

Veterans Appreciation Day & Fireworks

July 4

Burton-Middlefield American Legion Post 459 Veteran’s appreciation day and fireworks will be July 4th at the Geauga County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6pm and the fun goes until the conclusion of fireworks. Military displays and vehicles, Geauga Fair Band, food concessions, $4 donation per car or $1 per person walk-in. For more information contact Will: 440-635-0223.

YMCA Closed

July 4

Garrettsville Park Ave YMCA will be closed for the Independence Day Holiday on July 4th. Thank you!

Parents Without Partners Picnic

July 4

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will not be having their monthly dance, but they will be having a picnic at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House pavilion, 109 W. Ave., Tallmadge, OH on July 4thstarting at noon. Nonmembers are invited to join. The chapter will be furnishing the meat, buns and condiments just bring a dish to share. For more information call Warrine: 330-322-9559.


July 4

Newton Falls 4th of July fireworks will be at 10pm, rain or shine, no rain date! All events are free to the public. Donations appreciated.

Kinsman Is For Sale!

July 11

Rotary Chicken BBQ and town-wide yard sales will be July 11th. BBQ will be at the town park, just off Rt. 5 at 8000 Burnett East Rd. K.O. from 11am-2pm, eat in or take out. Town-wide yard sales will be from 9am-5pm, rain or shine. Some sales on Sunday. Free maps are available at Market Square. For info: or call 330-876-3178(10am to 6pm).

Mantua Farmers Market

July 11

The Mantua Farmer’s Market enjoyed a successful sale in May. Make plans to attend the Market for its 12 week season beginning on July 11th from 9am – 1 pm.  Vendor fees of $5.00 per person for each date will help pay for their Handicapped Entrance Project.  Visit the Market at the Church at 10827 North Main Street, Mantua. Many different items are sold at the Market – fresh produce, canned goods, bakery, crafts, plants, maple syrup. Join us as a vendor or customer. Call Diane at 330-274-2868 for information.

Run of the Ox Registration Open

July 13

Be a part of the 4th Annual Run of the Ox 5K Run/Walk & 1M Family Fun Walk at St. Joseph’s 52nd Ox Roast Fair!!! It will begin at 8:00 a.m. July 18th at the church (11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua). Only 150 participants will receive a t-shirt, so register early!!! Pre-registration fee is $16.00 by July 13. Race day registration is $20.00. Registration forms are available from St. Joe’s Parish Office, on the parish website ( If you would like to volunteer the day of the race or be a race sponsor, please contact Brian Hirsch ( or 330-297-1465).

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.

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.


 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

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


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

Brick By Brick Dinner

Aug 1

Windham Brick By Brick Scholarship Engraved Brick Sale for the fifth wall ends 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

August 1

14th annual Brittany Myers Memorial poke 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.

“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.