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Upcoming Community Events – Week of September 22nd


Portage County Gardeners Need Crafters!
Please contact Mary Jo Ryan at 330-296-3633 if you are interested in renting a space at the Portage County Gardeners Craft Show at 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio 44366 (Rootstown area). The show is scheduled on October 13 Fri.( 4-8p.m. ) and Sat. Oct 14. (10-3p.m.) We are in need of especially wood, leather, pottery, fall and holiday items.

Firedevils Seeking Vendors
Auburn Firedevils, auxiliary to the Auburn Volunteer Fire Department, is hosting its sixth annual arts, crafts and consultants fair Nov.18 at Adams Halls, 11455 Washington St, Auburn Township, from 10 am to 4 pm. We are seeking vendors for this fun event. Tables are $25 each. Tables and chairs are provided. There is plenty of parking for vendors and shoppers alike at this facility. For more info and a registration form, call Shelby DeCapite 440-543-7733 or email shelbydecapite@yahoo.com.

Historical Society Looking For Military Items
The James A Garfield Historical Society is in search of military uniforms for the Vietnam, Revolutionary and Afghanistan Wars. We are also looking for pictures of veterans in uniform for our new Military Room. Anyone who has served in the military any time throughout history, and has lived in the James A Garfield School District area, who would like to donate a picture or uniform, please contact Debbie Smith @ 330-389-1859 or Kit Semplak @ 330-842-2822 to make arrangements.

Crafters Needed
Crafters needed for 8th Annual Craft Show Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr., Windham which will be held on Oct. 28th from 9-4. Call 330-326-3003, ask for Tyra or leave a message.

In Search Of..
One of our future programs will discuss Freedom’s 8 one-room schools that served the township until the building of the Freedom School shortly before the US entered World War I. I would appreciate talking with anyone who has memories, pictures, or other memorabilia pertaining to any of these schools. I’d love to make copies of your pictures and information. Please call Judy at 330-527-7669 or talk to me at the Freedom Community Picnic. Thank you.

Community Garden Produce Stand
Community Garden In The Woods will offer locally grown produce and sweet corn. Located at Sky Lanes Bowling Alley parking lot; Thursday through Sunday, weekly while produce is available. Open Thurs 10-6, Fri 10-7, Sat 10-7, Sun 11-6. For info call Diane Irwin 330-524-0592

Monday Breakfast at American Legion
Open to public $7.00 breakfast from 8-11:00am at the American Legion Post #674 in Windham. Menu: eggs ‘any style’, pancakes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash browns, bacon, sausage (patties and links) and white, wheat or rye toast and coffee, tea and juice. Call 330/326-3188 for info.

Men on Mondays
Men on Mondays a men’s Bible study is held every Monday from 6:45 – 8 pm at the Cellar Door Coffee Shop in Garrettsville. Coffee and pastry will be provided at no charge.

Families Anonymous Meeting
Do you have a family member addicted to drugs or alcohol? Families Anonymous may help restore your serenity. We meet 7pm every Monday at Coleman Behavioral Services, Sue Hetrick Building, 3922 Lovers Lane/Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. For information call Peggy 330-760-7670.

Every Tuesday
St. Ambrose Church 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville– Early bird at 6:45pm and first game at 7pm. Also featuring instant tickets, coverall jackpots, and other fun games. Doors open 5:45pm. Great refreshments!

BINGO At St Michael’s
Every Thursday
St. Michael’s Church Weekly Bingo at 7pm every Thursday at 9736 East Center Street Windham, OH 44288.

TOPS Meetings
TOPS OH#1941, Ravenna meets Thursday mornings in the fellowship hall of the Maplewood Christian Church, 7300 State Route 88, Ravenna with weigh-in from 9-9:45 a.m. and a meeting/program following at 10:00 a.m. TOPS Club, Inc. is an affordable, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization.

Friday Fish Fry
Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry
are open to the public. 8149 Water Street, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Fish dinner serving
fish, shrimp, chicken tenders from 4 – 7:30pm. Carryout is available – call 330-527-2330

Join us at the Cellar Door Coffee Co to play Euchre on Sundays from 1:30-3:30 pm. All are welcome!

Handbags For A Greyt Cause
Sept 23
Freeway’s Greyt Escape still has handbags! Lots of beautiful new and gently used handbags available first come first serve! Saturday September 23rd from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM rain or shine. Most bags $2 – $7. No reasonable offer refused for few remaining designer bags. All proceeds benefit Freeway’s greyhound charity. 10555 South Street, Garrettsville. 239-470-6429

Swiss Steak Dinner
Sept 23
First Congregational UCC, 4022 St Rt 44, Rootstown will hold a Swiss Steak Dinner Saturday, September 23 at 4pm to 6:30. The dinner includes potatoes, gravy, assorted salads and vegetables, rolls, dessert selections and beverage. Carry out available.

Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 23
The Newton Falls United Methodist church youth group will be having a spaghetti dinner and variety show on September 23, from 5-7:30 pm. The cost is $10 for adults $6 for children under 10 and 5 and under are free. Dinner will be held at the church, 336 Ridge Rd., Newton Falls. There will also be a basket raffle.

Blue Mass For Safety Forces
Sept 24
The Father John Cassidy Assembly #3034 of the Knights of Columbus cordially invites all local Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMT members and their families & all St. Joseph parishioners to a Blue Mass to honor our safety forces on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 5:00 p.m. The intent of this Mass is to recognize all the hard work and dedication these individuals bring to our communities. A social reception will be held in St. Joseph’s Hughes Hall immediately following. For more information, please contact Bill Custer (440-343-4579) or Jim Fields (330-274-8938).

Free Community Dinner
Sept 26
There will be a free community dinner on Sept. 26 from 5-6 pm (while supplies last) at the Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St., Windham. Everyone welcome!

RFC Dinner
Sept 28
The Renaissance Family Center of Windham, Ohio Inc. will have their monthly community dinner September 28th. This dinner is for everyone who shows up to eat. Dinner is served between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm.

God Provides A Free Meal
Sept 29
God provides a free meal at Nelson United Methodist Church sept. 29 4 to 6:00 9367 st. Rt.305. Macaroni & meat – salad – dessert.

Pork Chop Dinner
Sept 30
On the 30th of September there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United
Methodist Church off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4:00 and
we serve until 6:30 or when the food runs out. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cole slaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. All proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Harvey. Takeouts are available.

Bloomfield Historical Society Dance
Sept 30
On September 30, the North Bloomfield Historical Society, will host a Square Dance. This will be held at the Town Hall. At Rt. 45 & Rr. 87. The time is 7:00pm till 9:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. The admission is 5.00 per person. For more information call (330)506-3370

National Public Lands Day Bog Tours
Sept 30
We invite you to explore three of northeast Ohio’s unique glacially-formed wetlands. Join us for one, two or all three hikes in celebration of National Public Lands Day: Triangle Lake Bog State Nature Preserve, 10-10:45am, 3612 Sandy Lake Rd., Ravenna, Kent Bog State Nature Preserve, 11:15am – 12:30pm, 1028 Meloy Rd., Kent and Herrick Fen State Nature Preserve, 2 – 3:30pm, 8260 Seasons Rd, Streetsboro. For more info contact Adam Wohlever at (330)527-5118 or adam.wohlever@dnr.state.oh.us

3rd Annual Harvest Festival
Oct 7
Join us for the 3rd Annual Harvest Festival at the Historic John Johnson Home. Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm. 6203 Pioneer Trail, Hiram, OH. FREE, fun activities for the whole family – Hay rack rides, lots of games, you can feed baby animals and have free tours of the Historic Johnson Home, constructed in 1829.

Therapy Dog Reading Program
Oct 7
Practice your reading skills this fall as we welcome Paws for Reading into our library for some therapy-dog reading fun. Saturday, October 7 at 11 a.m. Registration required. Grades K-5. Burton Public Library, 440.834.4466.
Parents Without Partners
Oct 7
Celebrate a County Western theme, Portage county Chapter #600 of International Parents Without partners, will have a sloppy joe supper with side dishes and desserts from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Avenue, Tallmadge. Cost will be $5 per person (members and nonmembers). After supper, the PWP chapter will have its monthly dance from 7:30 to 11pm. Dance is public: $6 members, $8 non-members. Music by disk jockey Mel. PWP is a single parent support group, mainly an educational and family group but active in other endeavors. The members take the time to have fun, not only with other adults but also with their children. For info call Warrine 330-322-9559.

Turkey Dinner In Huntsburg
Oct 7
Annual turkey dinner with all the fixings at Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road on Sat. Oct 7 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Adults $11, Seniors $9, Children 5-10 $6, preschool free. Carry out available. Chinese auction tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. Come to the Pumpkin Festival and stay for dinner. Phone 440-636-5504.

Vintage Book and Various Sundry Items Sale
Oct 14
The Mantua Historical Society is having a Vintage Book and Various Sundry Items Sale on Saturday, October 14th, from 9 to 4 at the Mantua Town Hall, located on State Route 82 and Mantua Center Road.

Fall Bazaar
Oct 14
The Burton Congregational Church will hold its Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Delicious, affordable lunch will be served all day. Craft items, baked goods, and candy will be on sale along with a Rummage Sale. Attention Craft Vendors: Call Kathy to reserve table space – $20 per table. 440-834-1172.

Fall Festival
Oct 14
Fun for the whole family. Join us for a hay ride, pumpkin decorating, food, s’mores and more Saturday, October 14th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Maplewood Christian Church at 7300 S.R. 88 in Ravenna. For more information call 330-297-6424.

Spaghetti Dinner & Chinese Auction
Oct 15
The Crestwood High School Boys and Girls Soccer Teams are holding their annual spaghetti dinner/Chinese Auction fundraiser on Sunday, October 15 from 12 – 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Church Hall, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua. Meal consists of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Tickets for the dinner are $7.00 presale, $8 at the door with Senior citizens and children ages 6-11 are $5.00. Tickets for the auction are $1 each or 6 for $5. If interested in tickets, please contact a soccer player, or Laurel at 216-406-1637.

Pumpkin Painting
Oct 18
All ages welcome with caregiver. Wednesday, October 18 at 6 p.m. Registration required. Burton Public Library, 440.834.4466 We’ll supply the pumpkins and paint, you supply the creativity!

Rivers Casino Bus Trip
Oct 21
Rivers Casino Bus Trip, $40 per person due by Oct. 14th. Contact Paul or Bob Todor at 330-326-3188 for more info or at the American Legion Post 674, 9960 E. Center St., Windham.
Sewing For Support
Deadline Oct 31
14 year old Bethany Mason, is working on a project called “Sewing For Support.” She is appealing to quilters, quilt guilds and quilt shops for any size quilt donation. These quilts will be given to breast cancer patients undergoing chemo at the Cleveland Clinic. The deadline for collecting the quilts will be Oct 31st. This project also counts toward Bethany’s gold award for Girl Scouts! For anyone wishing to donate a quilt, you can contact Marian Stryczny at 330-979-8517.

Cooking Class for Kids
Nov 8
Burton Public Library, 440.834.4466. Ages 5+. Wednesday, November 8 at 3:30 p.m. Registration required. We’ll prepare simple recipes that are hands-on and incorporate fresh and healthy ingredients.

Christmas Boutique
Nov 12
St. Joseph’s Garden Club will hold it’s 33rd Annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, November 12, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Hughes Hall. Tables are still available for crafters – $30 for an 8 ft. table (2nd table is $25). To reserve a table and/or for more info., Please contact Marlene at 330-274-8145. https://stjosephmantua.com/christmas-boutique