1Volunteers Needed

Coleman Adult Day Services looking for volunteers to share their time and talents with Seniors. Only once a month or more if you could come to our center in Ravenna Mon-Fri at 11am or 1pm to play a game with them or do a craft. Please call Madeline, Activity Director if you would like to help out. (330) 296-3214

2Am. Legion Breakfast Mondays

Legion Aux Post 674 in Windham will serve breakfast on Monday mornings from 7- 11 am
$7.00 for full menu; $5.00 for limited; Includes coffee, juice and water. Everyone welcome !

3Community Center Open Tuesdays

Every Tuesday except Election Day, the community center will be open from 9:30 till 2:00 or 3:00, in the cafeteria wing of the Mantua Center School on Center Road just north of SR82. There is no charge and all are welcome. Free coffee’s ready by 9:30, when the water color painting group gathers. There’s always a jigsaw puzzle to work on, a table of reading material for free exchange, and a sewing project, with sewing machines available for use. Or just come to talk with friends or make some new ones. Potluck lunch at noon; bring something to share. Due to low attendance, there will be no more evening meals this fall. Once the morning group has dispersed, the building will be closed for the day.

4Legion Fish Fry Fridays

Fish fry is back at American Legion Post 674, Windham
Friday’s from 4-7:30 pm Choice of fish, chicken, or shrimp. Pick one or do combo Comes with fries and choice of 2 sides. Price $9.00

5Burton Art Show October 6-11

The Burton Art Show features the work of artists from Geauga and Lake Counties. The show is open at the library to the public during the following dates and times: Oct 6-8 (Tues-Thurs) 10 am–8 pm; Oct 9-10 (Fri & Sat) 10 am–4 pm; Oct 11 (Sun) 1 pm–4:30 pm

6Honorary Balloon Release Oct 1

Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services will host a special Holiday Memorial Celebration in honor of families who have lost a loved one. This free event will take place in Garrettsville at 8382 Center Street on October 1st at 6:00 p.m., and all members of the community are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the service. The balloons provided for this event are made of biodegradable materials. For more information on this topic, or for questions regarding the balloon release on October 1st, call (330) 527-2188.

7Silent Auction Oct 2

Parkman Volunteer Fire Department in conjunction with local Amish schools will hold a silent auction at Parkman Community House next to the station on October 2nd. Doors open at 5pm, drawing at 7pm. Main prize will be a scooter or cash value. 50-50 drawing. Pizza, salad, pie and ice cream available.

8JAG Homecoming Parade Oct 2

Anyone entering a float for the Homecoming parade on October 2nd can contact Mrs. Bell at the JAG HIgh School (330) 527-4341 or fbell@jagschools.org Line up will begin at 4:15 behind the movie theatre and kick off will be at 4:30.

9Pythian Sisters Rummage & Bake Sale Oct 2 & 3

A rummage and bake sale will be held at the K of P Hall, 123 College St., West Farmington on Oct 2 9 am – 5 pm and Oct 3 9 am – noon. Books, clothing, household items will be available. Lunch served Friday only. Saturday is $2 / bag day.

10Lion’s Club Sausage Trailer Oct 2 & 3

The Windham Lion’s Club will have their sausage trailer in the Sparkle parking lot in Windham on Oct 2nd and 3rd. Hours of service will be 10am – 7pm on Friday and 10am – 2pm on Saturday. Fresh and delicious as always, so stop on by and pick up some for the family!

114th Annual Team Rae Craft Show Oct 3

The past 3 seasons of falling leaves have brought together family and friends of Rachael Wiltrout Felton to show support, raise awareness, and celebrate memories of our dear Rachael. This year, we again come together in her memory to raise awareness of Sarcoma and celebrate her life that was taken too soon. Please join us at Maplewood Elementary School on October 3 from 11-3 and shop with our amazing selection of vendors and crafters and participate in our Chinese and silent auctions, where all the money raised will go to the Sarcoma Foundation of America in hopes of one day curing the awful disease that Rachael battled. We thank you for your continued support and hope to see you again this year!

12Insect Investigation Oct 3

Join us on Oct. 3 from 2- 4 pm as we investigate the different types of insects at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve, 11027 Hopkins Rd. Garrettsville. This program is for all ages. For more information call (330)-527-5118

13Fall Festival Oct 3

Freedom in Christ Fellowship, 3449 SR 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!

14NUMC Rummage Sale Oct 3

The Nelson United Methodist Church (on the circle) will be holding a rummage sale on October 3 from 9 am – 5 pm.

15Chuck Welch Benefit Oct 4

Benefit fund raiser for Chuck Welch will be Oct 4th from 1-4pm at Freeway Lanes, 2700 Parkman Road NW, Warren, OH, 44485. Chuck has been battling colorectal cancer since September 2010. A raffle for prizes, a Chinese auction, a bowling sweeper tournament and other events are planned. Attached is a flyer and biography with the details, or you can view the Facebook page at Chuck Welch Cancer Benefit. For additional details and information please contact: Kathy Meszaros at 330.646.8933 or Debbie Zampino at 330.883.9084

16BOOK Review and Discussion Group Oct 5

Dr J Patella offers an excellent and interesting literary assessment of ILLUSIONS – The Adventures Of A Reluctant Messiah to be reviewed and discussed on content, style, and merit. Author Richard Bach is also author of the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Join us Monday, Oct. 5 at 10:50am for this FREE event. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044 – Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Ave.

17Chicken Dinner Oct 7

Southington UMC, St Rte. 305 & 534 in Southington, will be holding a chicken dinner on Oct 7th from 3:30-6pm. The menu includes: one fourth of a chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw, homemade desserts and beverage. Price Adults $8.50, Children’s chicken tenders dinner (ages 4-10) $4.50, Children 3 and under free. Carry Outs available 330-898-2156.

18Chicken to-go Oct 9

Portage Faith UMC at 9922 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua, invites you to their chicken drive thru dinner on Oct 9th from 4:30-6:30pm. All dinners are to-go and include baked chicken breast, butter and parsley red potatoes, green beans, applesauce and cookies. Cost is $8. Limited supply will be available.

19Fall Bazaar Oct 10

The Burton Congregational Church will hold its fall Bazaar on Oct 10th from 10-6. Delicious, affordable lunch will be served all day, crafts, bake sale and rummage sale. Craft Vendors call Kathy Uncapher to reserve table space – $20 per table. 440-834-1172.

20Shaw Woods Hike Oct 10

Portage County Trailwalkers Hike at Shaw Woods wll be held on Oct. 10 from 9 – 11 am. Join us for a hike through Shaw Woods! Located on Beery Rd. in Ravenna Township, across from the Arsenal. For directions, please contact the Park District office at 330-297-7728 or email info@portageparkditrict.org.

21“Falling” into Fitness Trail Run Oct 10

Put on your running shoes or boots as we experience the preserve in a totally unique and healthy way. We will be running the trails of Eagle Creek while enjoying the crisp fall air. Event will take place on Oct 10 from 10 am – 12 pm at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve , 11027 Hopkins Rd. Garrettsville. . For more information call (330)-527-5118 Special note: Please dress according to the weather as the temperatures may be cool this time of year. The goal of this event is to combine fitness with the serenity of nature. The trails at Eagle Creek are semi-unimproved (mostly bare soil) and will afford a moderate challenge when run. Total distance will be approximately 5 miles. Refreshments will be available after the run.

22Delightful Craft Show Oct 10

A DELIGHTFUL CRAFT SHOW will be held October 10th 2015 from 10:00 to 4:00 at the Delightful E.C. Church 2473 Barclay-Messerly, corner Rt 422, Southington, Ohio. Join us for a wide variety of handmade crafts and home party vendors. A great place to pick up holiday treasures and unique gift items. Bake Sale & Refreshments will be available. Admission to the show is free. For more information contact Dana at 1delightfulevent@gmail.com or call 330-524-7413

23Fall Bingo Oct 11

Special fall bingo at St. Michael’s church, 9736 E. Center St. in Windham will be Oct 11th at 1:30. There will be gift and bakery tables and raffles. No one under 18 permitted.

24Library Closed Oct 12

All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on Monday, October 12, in observance of Columbus Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, October 13.

25Annual State of the Village of Middlefield Address Oct 13

The Annual State of the Village of Middlefield Address is Oct 13th at Noon at Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen, 14743 North State Ave, Middlefield 44062. The Luncheon cost is $15 a person and will begin at noon, followed by the Address by Mayor Garlich. Doors open at 11:45 am for registration. RSVP’s are needed by October 6th. To make your reservation call the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Office at 440-632-5705 or by email to mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com. You may pay online on our website at www.middlefieldcc.com at the bottom of the home page, click on “Pay Your Meeting Fee”, or you may pay at the door with cash or check written to “Middlefield Chamber of Commerce”.

26Explore Freedom Twp. History Oct 13

Does Freedom Township have a history? An evening meeting to “explore” organizing a Freedom Township Historical Society will be held at the Freedom Town Hall on Tuesday October 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Those present at the Sept. 8th meeting are encouraged to attend as new participants bring new ideas. Questions? Call Delores Reed 330-527-4490.

27PERI Chapter 63 Meeting Oct 14

PERI (Public Employee Retirees, Inc.) Chapter 63, Portage County, will meet October 14th, 12:00 noon, at the Ravenna Elks Lodge, 776 N. Freedom St. Full meal with beverage and pie $14. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: call Becky at 330-296-5787 on or before Oct. 9. Charlene Powell, 11th District Representative, will present information on how the HRA reimbursement process will work for retirees who are Medicare eligible and will address questions about the Connector enrollment process. Also, she will report on the PERI September Annual Meeting.

28Fall Festival Oct 16

The hospitable folks at the Historic Johnson Home, 6203 Pioneer Trail, Hiram, OH 44234 are inviting everyone—families, listen up—to a Fall Festival on Friday, October 16 with activities for all ages and fun for everyone. The hours are from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. and the things to do include a pumpkin toss (no pies for these babies), applesauce-making, a scavenger hunt, even an eruption of a volcano! Yellowstone has nothing on us! Anyone at loose ends on NEOEA Day, looking for something “outside the box” should check this out. While you’re there, take a look at one of the founding locations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a historical reconstruction/restoration/replication of a Western Reserve home of the mid 1800’s.

29Black Light Extravaganza Oct 16

Windham Bomber Band 2nd annual Black light Halftime Show on October 16th.Come see the band perform their annual black light extravaganza. A sight not to be missed!

30Fall Tree Identification Hike Oct 17

Join us as we learn to identify trees by leaf, bud and bark while enjoying the fall foliage at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve on Oct 17 from 2 – 4pm. This program is for all ages.The Preserve is located at 11027 Hopkins Rd. Garrettsville. For more information call (330)-527-5118

31Home Cooked Supper Oct 21

Home cooked supper at Pricetown Church; 4640 Prichard- Ohltown Rd., Newton Falls will be Oct 21st from 5-6:30pm. Dinner will feature super dogs with all the fixings, white chicken and regular meat chili, cornbread, salad, dessert and beverage. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. All the proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life. Carry outs will be available.

32Craft Bazaar Oct 24

Wayland Community Church is hosting its second annual Craft Bazaar on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Shearer Community Center, 9355 Newton Falls Road, Paris Township, Portage Co., Ohio. Features will include local crafters and artists, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, concessions and bake sale. Artists and craftspeople are needed. Fees are $20 for table without electric and $25 for table with electric (limited no. available). Contact Deanna at 330-358-2715

33Turkey Dinner Oct 25

The Ladies Guild of St. Mary’s & St. Joseph’s Church of Newton Falls will be hosting their annual turkey dinner on Oct 25th from noon-3pm. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12 and free for children under 5. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Raffle tickets will also be available at the dinner. Dinner will be held at the St. Mary’s & St. Joseph Social Hall at 120 Maple Drive in Newton Falls. Carry-outs will be available.

34Knitting with Nutter Oct 26

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 YMCA the 4th Monday of every month at 10:45am. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

35Newton Falls Trick or Treat Oct. 29

Newton Falls Trick or Treat Night will be held from 5-7 p.m. The costume contest begins in town at 7 p.m., immediately followed by the cake walk. Donor groups may drop off cakes at 16 West Broad Street all day.

36Cardinaires Christmas Concert Dec 8

The Cardinaires Christmas Concert and Luncheon sponsored by the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce is Dec 8th at Noon at The Welshfield Inn, 14001 Main Market Road, Burton 44021. This is a great tradition for the Christmas Season. The cost for the Concert and Luncheon Buffet is $20 a person. Call to reserve places early, space is limited. RSVP to 440-632-5705 or mccinfo@middlefieldcc.com.

37Clothing Giveaway Oct 24

Mantua Center free clothing giveaway will be Oct 24th from 9-noon in the old Mantua Center School building. You will enter the back side of the building, go down the stairs, turn right into hallway. There will be signs to lead you to the correct place. Plenty of clothing will be available in all sizes and both genders.

38U.S.O. Dance Nov 7

Mark your calendar for a U.S.O. Dance at the Mantua Center School on Nov 7th. This is a joint project of the Mantua Historical Society and the U.S.O.

39Chance Auction at Bristol Elementary Nov 13

The Bristol Elementary sixth grade class will be holding its annual Chance Auction on Nov.13 in the elementary cafeteria. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and winners will be drawn at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $3.00 and includes 10 free regular auction tickets. All proceeds benefit the sixth grades’ annual spring trip to Washington, D.C. For more information contact the Bristol Elementary School at 330-889-2700. The school is located at 1845 State Route 88 just east of the intersection of State Routes 45 and 88.

40Newton Falls Trick or Treat Night and Kiwanis Cake Walk

Newton Falls – Newton Falls Trick or Treat will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, October 29. Then, head straight to town for the Halloween parade costume contest. Kiwanis Club and helpers will give out cash and coupon prizes from our wonderful sponsors and local businesses. As soon as the prizes are distributed, Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s 90th Annual Cake Walk will begin. Newton Falls Kiwanis Club thanks all friends, helpers, businesses, and clubs who donate the cakes and help with the event.
DONORS: please drop off cakes at 16 West Broad Street, two doors east of Covered Bridge Inn, beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 29. Proceeds from the cake walk will be distributed among the clubs who donate the cakes.


GARRETTSVILLE STRONG PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE book may be purchased at The Villager Emporium or the Village Bookstore, both on Main Street in Garrettsville.
The cost for each book is $25, if you would like the book mailed to you, please include an extra $3.50 per book. You can send your order to: Garrettsville Chamber of Commerce PO Box 1, Garrettsville, OH 44231. All checks are made payable to Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce.
All proceeds from this book will be donated to the Garrettsville Strong Fund.