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Bread & Soup Meal

Thursdays

Join in a Hiram tradition that has been going on since 1982 by attending a bread and soup dinner at Hiram College. The meal will be held every Thursday from 5-7pm at the Kennedy Center. Cost is $5 for students (or a student meal swipe) and $1 goes to a local charity that works to alleviate hunger in the community. For more information email Yurcichel@hiram.edu.

Story Time

Tuesdays

The Garrettsville Dairy Queen invites you to bring your children or grandchildren to story time by the fireplace while enjoying a free cup of hot chocolate. Every Tuesday at 7pm children will enjoy a new story.

Volunteers Needed

The Township of Troy will celebrate its bicentennial by reviving the Troy Homecoming Days on Aug 20 & 21. If you are interested in helping or have ideas please attend the meetings on  Feb 24, March 24 and April 28 at the Troy Community House at 7pm. If you are unable to attend but would like to help or have ideas, call Jerry at (440) 834-4774.

Open Registration

SS Mary & Joseph School in Newton Falls will have open registration for the 2011-12 school year for pre-school through 8th grade. Registration materials are available at the school office from 9am-2pm Mon-Fri or call (330) 872-7676.

Spring Travel Soccer Registration

Jan. 24 – Feb. 4

Ravenna Parks and Rec is offering spring travel soccer that will play in the Greater Akron Amateur Soccer Association. Registration is from Jan. 24th to Feb. 4th. The cost is $85 and includes shirt, shorts, and socks. Open to boys and girls. Registration forms are available at the Ravenna Parks and Recreation Dept., 530 N. Freedom St., (330) 296-2864, weekdays 8am-noon and 1-4:15pm.

A Taste of Summer

Jan 28

Enjoy a taste of summer with a BBQ chicken dinner on January 28th from 5-7pm at Praise Assembly of God, 10280 State Route 88 in Garrettsville. Pre-sale tickets are $8/adults and $4/children 10 and under, or pay just $1 at the door.

God Provides Free Meal

Jan 28

God provides a free meal on January 28th from 4-6pm at the Nelson United Methodist Church, 9367 St. Rt. 305, Garrettsville on Nelson Circle. Come enjoy the fellowship and a hearty meal.

Scotch Doubles Benefit

Jan 29

There will be a Scotch Doubles benefit for the family of Tim Dye on Saturday, Jan 29th at 8pm at Sky Lane Bowling Alley in Garrettsville. The cost is $40/per couple and includes 3 games, shoes, pizza, and unlimited beer. There will also be a Chinese Auction, 50/50, and entertainment by The Rebel Country Band. For reservations call Diane at (330) 235-4265.

Steak Fry

Jan 29

The Garrettsville Eagles will hold their monthly steak fry and grilled chicken dinner on Saturday, Jan 29th from 4-8pm. Other menu items are available for children. The cost for steak is $12 and $8 for chicken. This event is open to the public.

50 Years-50 Miles

Jan 29

On Saturday, Jan 29th from 2-3:30pm at Chickagami Park Geauga Park District will celebrate its 50th anniversary by hosting a 50-mile hiking series. You can join a naturalist to complete the hikes this year or do it on your own. Score cards will be available to track your miles. For more information call (440) 286-9516 or visit http://geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Yoga Certification

Jan 29 & 30

Learn how to teach Yoga on Saturday, Jan. 29th from 8am-5pm and Sunday, Jan. 30th from 8am-3pm at the Ravenna Athletic Center (RAC), 530 North Freedom St., Ravenna. To register call 800-237-6242 or register online at www.netafit.org. Workshop fee applies. For more information call the RAC at (330) 296-2864.

What “Wood” You Like to Know?

Jan 30

The Geauga Park District invites you to celebrate the International Year of Forests with a walk at The West Woods Nature Center on Sunday, Jan 30th from 3-4:30pm. During the walk you will pause at various trees to see objects representing uses of their wood. Visit the Creativity Tapped exhibit afterwards to see other wood uses. For more information call (440) 286-9516 or visit http://geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Hiram College Recital

Jan 30

A Hiram College student recital will be held on Sunday, January 30th at 3pm at the Hiram Christian Church. Becky Oliphant will play on the 25-rank mechanical action Holtkamp pipe organ. This event is free and open to the public. Handicap accessible.

SS Mary & Joseph Open House

Jan 30

Saints Mary & Joseph School in Newton Falls will host an open house on January 30th from noon to 1:30pm. All families with school age children are invited to tour the building and meet the teachers. Currently accepting registrations for the 2011-12 school year. For more information call (330) 872-7676.

Huntsburg Soup & Sub Super Bowl

Jan 31

Huntsburg Grange will take orders for 6-inch sub sandwiches and quarts or pints of homemade soup by January 31.  Order your sub sandwich for $5.00 and homemade soup by the bowl or quart. You can take your orders home or eat at the Huntsburg Town Hall, 16534 Mayfield Road. To place your order call (440) 636-5517 and leave message with call back number.

HHW Orientation

Jan 31

Hard Hatted Women will hold an Orientation to Trade and Technical Careers on Jan 31st from 1:30-2:30pm at the Trumbull One-Stop, 280 N. Park Ave. in Warren. HHW works to empower women to achieve economic independence by creating workplace diversity in trade and technical careers.

Swim Lessons

Feb-March

Children 5 and over can learn to swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs on Sunday afternoons, Feb 13, 20 & 27 and March 13 & 20. The cost is $50 for all five lessons. Sign-ups will be held on Sunday, Feb 6th from 2:30-5:30pm at the Hiram College Pool or register online at www.hiram.edu/athletics/menssports/swim/lessons.html. For more information call Jack at (330) 569-5343.

Pancake Breakfasts

Feb

The Newbury Area Kiwanis group will serve pancake breakfasts every Sunday in Feb at the Newbury School Cafeteria from 8:30am-12:30pm.

Republican Women’s Club

Feb 3

The Warren Republican Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting on Feb 3rd at DiLucia’s, Elm Road in Warren, at noon. Rodney Hathhorn will be the guest speaker. Guests are welcome with advance reservations. For more information call Cary Ann at (330) 856-5228.

OSU Beef Cattle School

Feb 3

The OSU Extension of Portage County will host the Beef Team’s Ohio Beef Cattle School. A total of five sessions will begin on Feb 3rd on Thursday evenings from 7-9:30pm. A discount of $30 for all five sessions will be offered if you pre-register by Feb 2nd or you may attend single classes for only $10 each at the door. For more information call (330) 296-6432 ext. 16 or visit http://portage.osu.edu/topics/agriculture-and-natural-resources.

Taco Bar Fundraiser

Feb 4

Help support the Berkshire After-Prom on Feb 4th by coming out to the Taco Bar Dinner at the Berkshire High School in the cafeteria from 4:30-7pm. The cost is $5/adults and $3/children ages 10 and under. A dessert ice cream bar will be offered for an additional $2. Call (440) 759-3211 for more information.

NF Youth Softball & Baseball

Feb 5, 12 & 19

Sign-ups for Newton Falls youth softball and baseball leagues will be held at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry, on Feb 5, 12 & 19 from 10am-1pm. Boys and girls must be ages 5-14 by 5/31/11. All new players must bring a copy of their birth certificate.

Cabbage Roll Dinner

Feb 5

St. Michael’s Church located on Ridge Road in Newton Falls, will host a cabbage roll dinner on Saturday, Feb. 5th from 4:30-6pm. The cost is $7.50 and carryouts are available.

Night At The Races

Feb 5

The Newton Falls Athletic Boosters will host their annual Night at the Races on Saturday, Feb. 5th at St. Mary’s Social Hall in Newton Falls.  Doors open at 5:30pm and races begin at 7:30pm.  The cost is $15 per person and includes a buffet dinner, beer, mix and soda.  Monte Carlo games will also be played before races begin. Tickets can be bought at the door or by calling Tami at 330-984-9535.

Post 674 Breakfast

Feb 5

Join for breakfast on Feb 5th from 8-11am at the American Legion Post 674, 9960 East Center Street in Windham. The cost is $5.  Menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, sausage, bacon and hash browns.

Senior Citizens Luncheon

Feb 5

The First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal St. in Newton Falls, will host a Senior Citizens Luncheon on Saturday, Feb 5th at noon following a brief program at 11:30am. This event is open to all area seniors. For more information please call (330) 872-7055.

Scotch Doubles

Feb 5

The Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre will hold a Scotch Doubles on Feb 5th at Sky Lane Bowling Alley. The cost is $40/couple and includes beer, pizza and bowling. There will also be a 50/50 and Chinese auction.

Parents Without Partners Dance

Feb 5

The Portage County Chapter of Parents Without Partners will hold their monthly dance on Feb 5th from 7:30-11:30pm at the Kent VFW post home, 500 VFW Parkway in Kent. Dances are open to the public. For more information call Warrine at (330) 699-2361 or (330) 322-9559.

Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market

Feb 5

The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market will hold its annual organizational meeting on Saturday, Feb 5th at the OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center on the Geauga County Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton. The meeting will begin at 10am. This is a producers- only market that allows farmers and producers to sell directly to customers. For more information call Cheryl at (440) 474-9885 or email geaugamarket@yahoo.com or visit www.geaugafarmersmarket.com.

“Souper Bowl” Sunday

Feb 5 & 6

The First Congregational Church, 612 West Broad Street in Newton Falls, will sponsor “Souper Bowl” Sunday on Feb 5th & 6th. Order your choice of Broccoli Cheese, Ham & Bean or Chicken Noodle with homemade rolls by Feb 2nd. Call (330) 872-5670; leave your name, phone number and types of soup/how many quarts of each. Pick up dates are Feb 5th and 6th from noon to 2pm.  The cost is $6/per quart.

Four Chaplains Services

Feb 6

Ron Widowfield, Chaplain of Newton American Legion Post 236, has announced that the Four Chaplains Services will be held on Sunday, Feb 6th at 10:45am at the Newton Falls First Christian Church.

Career Center Spaghetti Dinner

Feb 10

On Thursday, Feb, 10th  Maplewood Career Center will hold its annual Open House and Spaghetti Dinner between the hours of 4:30 and 8:30 p.m.  A spaghetti dinner featuring salad, pasta with choice of sauces, bread, dessert and drink, will be served from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. and self-guided tours will be permitted until 8:30 p.m.  The public is welcome.

Spaghetti Dinner

Feb 11

The Berkshire Marching Band will host a spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction on Feb 11th from 4:30-7:30pm. Pre-sale tickets are $7/adults ($8 at the door) and $4/children 12 and under ($5 at the door). Chinese auction tickets are $1/each, 6 for $5 or 15 for $10; winner need not be present. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased through a band member.

Co-Ed Summer Softball

Feb 11 & 14

Ravenna Parks and Rec will offer adult co-ed softball on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. The cost is $425/per team. Registration for last year’s team until Feb. 11th and new teams accepted beginning Feb. 14th. Games will be played at Havre’s and City Park and begin in May. For more information call (330) 296-2864 or stop in at 530 North Freedom St., weekdays 8-12 and 1-4:15 p.m. Also available are Men’s Summer Sunday morning doubleheaders. Call for more information.

Night at the Races

Feb 12

The Garrettsville Lions Club will host their 2nd annual Night at the Races on Saturday, Feb 12th at Sky Lane Bowling Alley in Garrettsville. Doors will open at 7pm and races begin at 8pm. The cost is $15/person or $25/couple and includes pizza and wings. One dollar 12oz sodas and a cash bar will be offered. The cost to buy & name a horse is $10 in advance and you can sponsor a race for $25. For more information call Paul at (216) 533-0147 or Aaron at (330) 527-9999.

Book Sale

Feb 12

The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold a book sale in the library basement on Feb 12th from 9am-4pm. Please enter through the white door at the back of the building.

Steak Fry

Feb 13

The Newton Falls VFW Post 3332 Ladies Auxiliary will host a Steak Fry on Feb 13th from 4-6pm at the Post. Tickets are on sale now for only $12, tickets will be $14 at the door on the day of the event. purchase tickets at the Canteen or Outdoor Men’s Barber Shop. (330) 872-7318.

Kindergarten & New Student Registration

Feb 14 & 15

Newton Falls School System will register students for the 2011-2012 school year on Feb 14 & 15 from 4:30-6:30pm. You do not need an appointment and it is not necessary to bring your child. To be eligible for kindergarten your child must be 5 on or before September 30, 2011. You must bring your child’s legal birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency and custody papers if applicable. For more information call Mrs. Howard at (330) 872-5225 ext. 2301. Registration will also be held March 21-25 from 9-11am and 1-3pm.

NF Board Meeting

Feb 17

The Newton Falls Exempted Village School Board of Education will hold its Regular Board Meeting on Thursday, Feb 17th at 6pm in the Board Room located in the Jr. High, 907 1?2 Milton Blvd.

Discovery Days

Feb 21

Bring the children to experience life on a farm–making ice cream, meeting newborn calves, piglets, and sheep, and more–at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road in Kirtland, during the annual Discovery Days. Children participate in hands-on activities and snowshoeing scheduled throughout the day in addition to the regular daily Farmpark daily activities. Discover Days are presented Feb 21st from 9am-5pm. Visit lakemetroparks.com for more information, cost and a schedule of events.

The Dating Game

Feb 25

The Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre will host The Dating Game on Feb 25th at the J. A. Garfield Elementary School at 7:30pm. Individuals are invited to participate for a chance to win over $100 in gifts for their special date that also includes dinner and a movie (two winners). The cost to participate is $20 or you may come and enjoy the show with a $5 donation. Men ages 50-60, 35-45 and women 35-45 are still needed. To participate call Jackie at (216) 375-0709.

Scotch Double Bowling

Feb 26

Cardinal Middle School PTO will host a Scotch Doubles Bowling on Feb 26th at Sky Lanes in Garrettsville from 9pm-midnight. Cost is $35/couple and includes 3 games, shoes, pizza, pop and prizes. There will be a 50/50 and basket raffle. Bring a snack to pass. For reservations call Patty at (440) 632-1541.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Feb 26

Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County will hold the 29th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake on Saturday, Feb 26th at Kent Lanes. Teams of five bowlers are needed, $50/bowler. Each bowler will receive free bowling, shoe rental, pizza, pop and t-shirt. Door prizes and 50/50 held throughout the event. Call (330) 296-6655 for more information.

Almeda Trio

Feb 27

The Almeda Trio will perform at Hayden Auditorium at Hiram College on Sunday, Feb 27th at 3pm. Open to the public.

JAG Kindergarten Registration

March 1-3

The James A. Garfield School District is now taking Kindergarten registration information for your child who will turn age 5 before September 30, 2011. Registration will be on Tues, March 1, Weds March 2 and Thurs March 3, 2011.  Call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as possible.

Cavs Tickets

March 6

Support the 2011 Garrettsville Summerfest by going to see the Cavs vs. New Orleans on Sunday, March 6th at 6:30pm at the Q in Cleveland. Upper baseline tickets are $35 each. For your tickets call Aaron at (330) 524-2646 or stop by the Sky Lane Bowling Alley.