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Zucchini Cookbook For Sale
Are you swamped with zucchini’s? Have you put a few in your friends unlocked cars at church? At work? So now you’re on their watch list… I have a solution for you, so you can use them up yourself. Southington Garden Club has for sale a cookbook of 500 recipes using zucchini. The cookbook has recipes from appetizers to desserts all using zucchini. The cookbook is $13.00 which includes postage. Send the check to Southington Garden Club @ Evelyn Wibert 2959 Leiby Osbourne Road, Southington, Ohio 44470.

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
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., Windam 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!

Vella Shay Memorial
Sept 9
Vella Shay Memorial will be held at Shepherd Joy Ministries (behind Windham Hardware) on Sept 9 at 11 am.

Swiss Steak Dinner
Sept 9
The Nelson United Methodist Church will be hosting their Swiss Steak Dinner at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle in Garrettsville, Ohio 44231 on September 9th, 2017. Dinner is served from 4:00- 6:00 PM. The price is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children age 6-12, Children 5 and under free. The dinner consists of: Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy , Green Beans, Corn Casserole, Drinks, and Dessert. Carry-Out is also available.

Events At American Legion Post #674
Sept 9
Poker at 10:30am. Stuffed Pepper Dinner at 4pm. $8 pre sale per person, $9 at door. 9960 East Center St., Windham.

Chicken BBQ at Hilltop Christian Church
Sept 9
Hilltop Christian Church, located on the top of the Hill on West Prospect Street, In Mantua, is hosting its annual Chicken BBQ on Saturday Sept 9 (Potato Festival Weekend). The hours are from noon until 6 P.M. The chicken is served with homemade potato salad, green beans, rolls and fresh-baked homemade pies. Adults $10.00 Children 3 to 12 $5.00 2 and under FREE. Carry out is available. Come see us at 4572 W. Prospect St. Mantua

Quail Hollow Herb Society Meeting
Sept 10
Sunday, September 10, 2 – 4 pm Nancy Quinn Simon will demonstrate how to make beautiful herbal weavings with herbs from your garden at the next Quail Hollow Herb Society meeting. She will also be selling copies of her book. (Note: Program begins at 2:00 pm.) We are looking for new members. Everyone welcome.
Quail Hollow State Park Manor House, 13480 Congress Lake Road, Hartville, OH For more information, please contact Mary Lovin 330-325-3028.

Portage County Beekeepers’ Meeting
Sept 10
Sunday, September 10, 1:00 pm The Portage County Beekeepers will be holding their fall field day event. Bring your veil and a lawn chair. Free and open to the public! This meeting will be at the Portage Soil and Water Office, 6970 State Route 88, Ravenna, Ohio 44266. For more information, contact Mary Lovin, 330-325-3028.

Monthly Book Review Group
Sept 11
MONDAY, Sept 11th, 9:30am: Dr J Patella, with the cooperation of Garrettsville YMCA, presents and reviews the book: THE AFTERLIFE OF BILLY FINGERS in which every chapter tells its own story. It is not necessary to bring a book.
Please join us for a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions at the Garrettsville YMCA, 8233 Park Ave, for our monthly Book Review & Discussion group. Questions – call the YMCA (330)469-2044

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #193
Sept 11
The Legion Auxiliary will meet Monday, September 11th at 1:00pm according to Dorothy Brady, Pres. Those marching in the Potato Festival Parade should assemble at the High School at 1:00pm Sunday September 10th.

Mantua Country Baptist Church
Sept 14
The Mantua Country Baptist Church, 12385 Chamberlin Rd in Mantua, will hold their Outdoor Sale on Thursday, September 14, 9-6. The Outdoor Sale will have handmade craft items, materials, crafting materials, sewing notions, patterns, Amish books and misc. Also a Bake Sale.

Community Health & Wellness Fair
Sept 14
There will be a Community Health & Wellness Fair on Sept 14, from 9 am – 11 am at Alpine House, 7000 St. Route 88 in Ravenna. Featuring: • Health education and resources, • Free blood pressure checks, • Healthy snacks, • Raffle drawings

Mantua American Legion Meeting
Sept 14
The Legion will hold its first meeting of the fiscal year on Thursday, September 14th at 7:00pm at the Post Home on East High Street according to Ray Corbitt, Commander.

Reed Memorial Library Booksale
Sept 14-17
Friends of Reed Memorial Library will be holding a booksale on Thursday Sept. 14 from 4pm to 8pm (Members Preview Night); Friday, Sept 15 from 10am to 5pm; Saturday Sept 16 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday Sept 17 from 1pm to 4pm. Hardbacks $1.00 / Paperbacks .50 cents

Rummage and Bake Sale
Sept 15
Mark your calendar for the Nelson United Methodist Church’s Rummage and Bake Sale to be held on Friday, September 15th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, September 16th, 9 a.m. to noon. Address is 9367 SR 305. See you there!

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 15
Western Reserve Kiwanis & Garrettsville’s Weekend Snack Pack program will be serving up our All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Friday Sept.15th 4:30-7:00pm at the Hiram Christian Church. Dinner includes spaghetti, choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and dessert. Gluten- free available. Carry-out available. Adults $ 7.00, kids 8 & under FREE!
Fish Dinner
Sept 15
Fish Dinners every Friday until Thanksgiving, 4pm – 7:30pm, 9960 East Center St., Windham. Fish $8, Chicken $8, Shrimp $10, Combo fish & Chicken $10. All dinners include choice of potato & two sides; Mac & cheese, coleslaw; green beans, applesauce. Extra Fish $2, Shrimp $1 EA, Extra side $1. Carry out’s and open to public. Call 330-326-3188

Free Clothing
Sept 16
The next free clothing giveaway will be held on Saturday September 16th from 9 to noon, at 11740 Mantua Center Rd, Mantua Township. As always, we have many clothes to choose from in all sizes and both genders. Join us for this free event.

Bingo and Raffle for Scholarships
Sept 16
Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #459, 14052 Goodwin St., Burton, will host a Bingo and Raffle to help fund Scholarship Program and Buckeye Girls State. Doors open at 5pm with raffle at 7pm. Admission: A non-perishable food, bath and personal hygiene items, or cash donations to be donated to local food bank. Raffles $2.00 each. Raffle Prizes: 1st – $200, 2nd – $100 and 3rd – $50. No food for consumption to be brought in. Refreshments will be available through the Legion kitchen.

Hiram Firefighters Association Reverse Raffle
Sept 16
The Hiram Firefighters Association Reverse Raffle will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 11845 State Route 44, Mantua on Sept. 16.
Doors Open 6 p.m. Open Bar. Dinner. Dancing. Donation: $100 per couple. GRAND PRIZE: $2,000. Contact Hiram’s Station for more info (330) 569-9826. Money raised helps towards additional training for the fire department

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction
Sept 16
There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction on September 16th, 1:00 to 3:00 at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham/Parkman Road, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231.Please come and join us as we hope to help families in our fellowship who are in need. Dinner is $5.00 for anyone over the age of 6 and $3.00 for children 6 and younger. Many wonderful baskets have been donated, plus gift certificates from merchants in the area as well as Middlefield Wal-Mart. Plus a corn hole game just for the kids. Tickets for the auction will be sold at the dinner. We hope to share this time with you and thank you in advance for your kind generosity.

Second Annual Quilts in the Village
Sept 16
The second annual Quilts in the Village will be held on September 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 the Hilltop Christian Church, 4572 W. Prospect Street, Mantua, Ohio 44255. Questions or want to enter a quilt? Call Joy at 330.701.6992

Village Peddler Festival
Sept 16-17
The 36th annual Village Peddler Festival will be held on September 16-17, Sat. 10-6
and Sun 10-5 at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd., Kirtland, Ohio. The beautiful autumn countryside will be filled with 175 craftsmen and artisans, a Gourmet Market, delicious food, wagon rides, featuring the folk music group The Silver String Band! All of Farmpark is open! This is an outdoor American marketplace! Www.villagepeddlerfestival 440-503-8414. Groups and busses welcome. FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Free Community Meal
Sept 17
Christ Lutheran Church in Mantua will be sponsoring their Free Community Meal on Monday, September 17, from 5 to 6:30 pm. Come enjoy a delicious meal. There is also the opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors. See you there.

Happy Trails Open House
Sept 17
Learn how Happy Trails impacts you and your community at our Open House on Sept 17 from 11 am – 4 pm. Come feed a horse, pet a pig, hold a rooster, meet the team! Happy Trails is located at 5623 New Milford Rd., Ravenna however we will be offering a shuttle service from the Ravenna High School parking lot – 6589 N. Chestnut St – Free admission with registration visit No dogs please!

Shalersville Annual Community Potluck Dinner
Sept 17
September 17, at the Shalersville Town hall the annual Community Potluck Dinner and Chinese auction will be held at 1:00pm. The Shalersville Historical Society will furnish tableware, beverages and chicken. Please bring a dish to share. This dinner is open to all community members and friends of the society. The 2018 calendars will be on sale, local family farms with silos will be featured this year, get them while they last. The Chinese auction will feature items donated by local merchants. Visit us on facebook at Shalersville Historical Society to see some of the auction items.

The Interurban Trolley
Sept 19
The James A Garfield Historical Society will be having a program on the Interurban Trolley that once rolled through downtown Garrettsville. Scott Lawless has spent many hours researching the Trolley and its history with Garrettsville and the surrounding areas. The program will be held at the James A Garfield Historical Society’s building on the corner of Main and High at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 19th. Be sure to troll into town for this very interesting presentation!! Light refreshments will be served.

Pricetown Home Cooked Supper
Sept 20
The next home-cooked supper at Pricetown Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will feature: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, homemade desserts and beverage. The supper will be held from 5pm to 6:30pm, Sept 20. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 10 and younger. Carry-outs available.

Blue Mass For Safety Forces
Sept 24
The Father John Cassidy Assembly #3034 of the Knights of Columbus cordially invite 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, courtesy of Father Cassidy Assembly. For more information, please contact Bill Custer (440-343-4579) or Jim Fields (330-274-8938).

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.

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. Bogs and fens exhibit some of the rarest and most interesting plant and animal communities in Ohio. This one-day tour series will showcase three different areas, each with its own particular vegetative communities and unique attributes. For more info contact Adam Wohlever at (330)527-5118 or

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.

Rivers Casino Bus Trip
Oct 21
Rivers Casino Bus Trip, $40 per person due by October 14th. Contact Paul or Bob Todor at 330-326-3188 for more info or at the American Legion Post 674, 9960 East Center St., Windham.