Rummage Sale
Sept 4 & 5
Large Church Rummage Sale at Shepherd’s Joy Ministry, 94551 ½ Annette Drive, Windham will be Sept 4th from 9-6 and Sept 5th from 9-1. For more information call 330 527-5009

Sausage Trailer
Sept 4 & 5
The Windham Lion’s Club will have their sausage trailer in the Sparkle parking lot in Windham on Sept 4th and 5th. 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!

Youth Archery Primer
Sept 5
Izaak Walton League Association youth archery primer will be Sept 5th from 10-1. This will take place at 9634 Newton Falls Road, Paris Township, for free archery instruction. A hot dog lunch will be provided.

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 Rte. 7 from Hubbard to Conneaut. Maps will be provided at Rte. 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.

Looking for Swim Lessons for Your Children?
Sept 6
Look no further than Hiram College! Swim Lessons for the fall semester are held once a week for a four week period. Each lesson lasts forty-five minutes with an additional fifteen minutes for your child to gain more confidence in the water. Ages four and up welcomed. You can sign up on the first day (Sept 6) or online at Cost is $60. For more info, please contact Brian O’Neill at 330-569-5343.

Library Closed Labor Day
Sept 7
All branches and offices of the Portage County District Library will be closed on Sept. 7th in observance of Labor Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Sept. 8th.

Monthly Book Review Cancelled for Labor Day
Sept 7
Garrettsville YMCA Active Older Adults 55+ will not have a monthly book review and discussion the morning of the Labor Day holiday, Sept 7th. Call Phil at the YMCA with questions (330)469-2044.

Does Freedom Have a History?
Sept 8
Does Freedom have a history? There will be a meeting on Sept 8th at 1pm at Freedom Town Hall. For information or questions contact Delores Reed 330-527-4490.

Mantua Community Center Open
Sept 8,15
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 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. Potluck lunch at noon; bring a dish to share. “Don’t Eat Alone” evening meal provided at 5:30.

Legion Meeting
Sept 10
American Legion Post 193 will have their regular meeting on Sept 10th at 7pm at the Mantua Center School Building.

Patriot Day
Sept 11
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield will be hosting Patriot Day program on Sept 11th at 11am. This event will take place at the Burton Village Park. Free to public. For more information contact BO: 440-834-8765.

Fish Fry
Sept 11
Fish fry Fridays at American Legion Post 674 Windham, Oh beginning Sept 11th from 4-7:30 pm. Choice of fish, chicken, or shrimp, pick one or do combo all meals come with fries and choice of 2 sides. Cost is $9.00

Free lunch
Sept 12
A Free Lunch will be served from 12-1pm at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main Street in Windham. Chicken and noodles, coleslaw, biscuits & ice cream will be served. Everyone is invited! Come get a good meal and join in the fun! The Brick Chapel is handicap accessible and air conditioned. The meals are sponsored by the Congregational United Church of Christ and are on the second Saturday of each month.

Swiss Steak Dinner
Sept 12
The Nelson UMC will be hosting their Swiss steak dinner at the Nelson Community House on Sept 12th from 4-6pm. The price is $10 for adults and $6 for kids ages 6-12. The dinner will include Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn casserole and drinks and dessert. Carry out is also available.

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

Join Girl Scouts Today!
Sept 13
Girl Scouts is a wonderful organization where girls grow in courage, confidence, and character. If your daughter is in grade 2 or 3, or is between the ages of 7 and 9, she can start her journey in Girl Scouts today by becoming a Girl Scout Brownie! Interested parents contact Troop 80569 leader Kelly Pirko at or 330-651-4518.Our first meeting will be held at Pricetown United Methodist Church (4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd in Newton Falls) on September 13th from 3-5pm. Come join the adventure!

Crescent Chapter Meeting
Sept 14
Crescent Chapter No. 7 O.E.S. of Garrettsville will meet Sept 14th at 7:30pm at the Masonic Temple.

Auxiliary Meeting
Sept 14
The Mantua American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 1pm at the Post home for their regular meeting. All members are urged to attend.

Monday Breakfast
Sept 14
Windham American Legion Auxiliary Post 674, Windham, OH Monday breakfast from 7-11am beginning Sept 14th. Cost is $7.00 for full menu or $5.00 for limited, includes coffee, juice and water. Everyone is welcome!

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 Sept. 19 from 10-4. FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit

Ohio Wooden Money Show
Sept 19
You are invited to the Penn Ohio Wooden Money Collectors annual show, Sept. 19th from 11-3 at Middlefield Library, 16167 E. High St., Middlefield, OH. Free admission, door prizes and refreshments. Come see why we take wooden nickels

2015 Balloon A-Fair Parade
Sept 19
Parade applications are available for the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade. Entries should focus on this year’s theme ‘A Flight to Remember’. All parade units must have a 2015 parade application on file. Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM September 19th in beautiful downtown Ravenna. The All American Judges will be judging the parade. Parade entries are encouraged to stay for the opening ceremony when the parade winners will be announced. For more information call the BAF Hotline (330) 296-FAIR. BAF E-mail address:, BAF web site

Vendors Wanted
Sept 20
The parents of Troop #124 3rd annual Craft Show will be on Nov. 21st from 10-4. Set-up will begin at 8am. It will be held at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls, OH. (Change of location from last year.) Cost for space is $25.00 which includes one 8 ft. table and 2 chairs (limited electric avail.). Each crafter will be asked to donate one item to raffle. For applications contact Louanne 330-872-1353 or Teresa 330-503-9388 before Sept. 20.

Homecoming Sunday
Sept 20
Homecoming Sunday at Faith Evangelical Free Church will be Sept 20th at 11am. Come and enjoy the music of the GloryWay Quartet, pot luck dinner after church and games. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a dish or two to share and lawn chairs.

Free Community Meal
Sept 21
Christ Lutheran Church, SR 44, Mantua, will be hosting their monthly free community meal on September 21st from 5 to 6:30 PM. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal and chance to visit with family and friends. Questions call the church at 330-274-2849.

FILM Review and Discussion Group
Sept 21
Garrettsville YMCA Active Older Adults 55+ invite you to join us at 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville, OH for the following FREE event. Dr. J Patella offers a short critical film: We will be viewing the SECOND HALF of the film – THRIVE (What on Earth Will It Take?) to analyze and evaluate. If you are interested in a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions please join us at the YMCA Sept 21st at 10:50 am. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Fall 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!

BOOK 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, Garrettsville, OH 44231.

All-Inclusive Trip
Oct 5-9
St. Anselm Young of Heart in Chesterland have planned a great fun filled, all-inclusive trip, to Villa Roma Resort in the New York Catskills on October 5-9. It’s like a cruise on land! All meals are included, entertainment every night, and all kinds of things to do at the resort, as well as golf, horseback riding, bowling, and bocce ball, along with a tour of the Catskill Distilling Co. and the Stray Cat Gallery. Also included is an optional trip to the Monticello Casino. Baggage handling and gratuities are also included. Cost is $635 pp ($650 for non-members). Everyone is welcome on Young of Heart trips. All trips leave from St. Anselm Church on Rt. 306 in Chesterland. For more information, call Nancy Battenfield at 440-729-9684.

Save the Date
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.