5K Race / 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk

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The Garrettsville SummerFest and the Friends of Melana Foundation (www.stopkidscancer.org) is planning the 3rd Annual 5k Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.  It will be held on June 30th, in downtown Garrettsville at 9:00 AM. Come out and support a great cause.  All proceeds from the event go towards research for the most dreaded childhood disease, glioma brain cancer.  Currently research for this disease is grossly underfunded. Race registration can be made on-line at www.summerfest5k.eventbrite.com.  Walkers are welcome to participate in both events.  Participants are encouraged to obtain pledge donations.  Pledge forms can be obtained on the website and all pledge monies can be turned in the day of the event.


Volunteers Needed


Big Brothers and Big Sister volunteers needed – for just 12 hours a month, you can help a child succeed. Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is recruiting volunteers who are committed and consistent and willing to serve at least a year. Call today 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org


Picnic in the Park


No school, no lunch?  Hilltop Christian Church can help! This summer one day of each week we will be serving lunch at the Mantua Village Park.  Picnic in the park is free & open to all, kids and adults.  Serving Thursdays starting on June 20th through August 1st.  (Skip July 4th) Serving times are 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Play in the park and have lunch too!  See you there!


Praise & Worship Service


Southington UMC Praise and Worship service – every Saturday at 7pm. The church is located at the town center on S.R. 305. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make it Sunday morning? Try us!


Solar Day

June 21

The longest day of the year is something that should be celebrated, But how? Join Geauga Park District on June 21, for fun solar experiments and safe viewing of the sun! Solar Day / Summer Solstice Open House from – 3 to 9 pm at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay Street, Montville Township


Help Me Grow

June 21

The Geauga County Help Me Grow Program is holding its annual children’s clothing and toy giveaway on June 21st at The Metzenbaum Center, 8200 Cedar Road. All Geauga families are invited to attend this free event between 10am and 12pm.


The House Band

June 21

The House Band will perform from 7:30-11:30pm on Broad Street, downtown Newton Falls on June 21.


Youth Cheerleading Uniform Fittings

June 21 & 27

Youth cheerleading uniform fittings will be June 21st and June 27th at the Garrettsville Village Park from 5-7pm. All money will be due at this time. Please plan on attending one of these dates even if you do not need a new uniform, we will be ordering warm ups at the same time. Also if you have a uniform that no longer fits and you would like to resell it please bring it with you! Questions or concerns please contact Laurie Norton at 330-904-4791


“Dig In” to Your State

June 22

Summer is here, and it’s time to get out and explore!  Discover exciting travel ideas at the Garrettsville Library.  “Dig In” to Your State: Great Ohio Road Trips will be presented on June 22 at 11:00am as part of the Garrettsville Library’s adult summer reading program series.  Learn about popular Ohio getaways, day trips, and travel research information to plan your perfect summer vacation.  This program is open to participants ages 18 and up, and registration is limited.  Please call 330-527-4378, or visit the library to register.


8th Annual Golf Outing

June 22

8th annual Golf Outing for county citizens with developmental disabilities will be,  June 22 at Tanglewood National Golf Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. Modified Shotgun Start at 1pm. Dinner and  prizes will follow at 6:00 pm. Other activities include 50/50.  To register or for more information, contact Kelly Ericsson at 440.729.9406 or kericsson@geaugadd.org. Registration deadline is June 17, 2013. Hole, Competition, and Buy-The-Flag sponsorships are available!


Fix It in the Farmland

June 22

Fix It in the Farmland clinics June 22 at Tractor Supply  in Middlefield. Cost is $15


Strawberry Festival

June 22

Christian Women’s Fellowship First Christian Church, 17 North Center Street in Newton Falls will hold their Strawberry Festival on June 22nd, beginning at noon. Strawberries and all the fixin’s, hot dogs, sloppy joes, coffee will be available.


Free Teen Movie & Wiener Roast

June 22

Join us for a movie and popcorn, and wiener roast at a bonfire on June 22nd from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Windham Church of Christ. 9837 Wolf Road, Windham. All teens (age 13-19) are invited to attend. Save this date for a night of fun!


Annual Chicken BBQ & Yard sale

June 22

The Lake Milton Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Chicken BBQ and sale on June 22nd at 942 Grandview Road in Lake Milton. The yard sale will be from 9am-6pm, with the Chicken BBQ from 12-6. The menu will consist of ½ chicken cooked over an open fire (plain or BBQ), parsley potatoes, choice of side dishes, roll & butter, homemade dessert and beverage. The donation will be $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Good Food, Good Company and no tip! Eat in or carry out. If you are interest in free yard sale space please call: (330) 654-3396.


Ice cream, Cookies and Video

June 22

The Mantua Restoration Society is holding a fundraiser at the Mantua Center School (just north of SR82 on Center Road).  Doors open at 5pm, with ice cream and cookies available, and an opportunity to purchase tickets ($1 each or 6 for $5) on a unique raffle quilt created by Ellie Monroe, combining a depiction of the school and traditional pieced blocks.  At 7pm a video, “Sojer Boys: Portage County’s Connection to the Civil War” will be shown.  A donation of $5 per individual or $10 for a family will cover food and video.  Help us preserve our historic building.


Windham Athletic Boosters Casino Bus Trip

June 22

The Windham Athletic Boosters are hosting a casiono bus trip to Presque Isle in Erie, PA. All proceeds benefit the building of the baseball/softball field. Bus leaves from Windham High School at 2pm and returns by 11 pm.  $40 per ticket. Each person receives $35 free game play.

50/50 and door prizes. MUST HAVE DRIVERS LISCENSE TO RECEIVE FREE GAME PLAY.  Contact Dawn Kilgore at 216-406-0019; Denise Dean at 330-717-1029 or Diana Knight at 330-571-3532


Amateur Radio Field Day Event

June 22-23

The Portage County Amateur Radio Service (PCARS) will be holding its annual Field Day event at the Ravenna City Park on Oakwood Street in Ravenna from 2 pm on June 22 thru 2 pm on June 23. Field Day is sponsored nationally by the American Radio Relay League as a field operation for ham radio operators who provide emergency communications as well as a public demonstration of amateur radio activities. Community members and public officials are invited to stop by and learn more about amateur radio and the many facets of the hobby.  There will even be a station for members of the public to operate on the air.  For more information check the PCARS web site at www.portcars.org or contact the PCARS President, Tom Sly, WB8LCD, at 330-554-4650 or wb8lcd@portcars.org


Farmers Market

June 22-Oct 12

The Rotary Club of Mantua is sponsoring the 9th annual Farmers Market. The location will be at the Christ Lutheran Church parking lot at 10827 S.R 44, in Mantua.  The market will run every Saturday, from June 22 – October 12. The hours will be 9am-12:30pm.  The cost is $5.00 if you sign up for 8 week-ends or more.  For those who sign up for fewer the cost is $7.00. New vendors are being accepted.  Applications may be obtained by contacting Dean Olson. 330-351-3035


So Sews Meeting

June 24

The American Sewing Guild- Niles Chapter Neighborhood Group Southington So Sews meets June 24 at 9:30 am at Southington Christian Church, St. Rt. 534, Southington. YoYo cardinals demo by Dot Porter. Contact Jennie Roberts @ 330 847-7386.


Vacation Bible School

June 24 -28

Colossal Coaster World’s Thrill Seekers VBS for 7th – 12th graders at New Hope Baptist Church in Windham is June 24th -28th. Pre-registration is available at NewHopeWindham.org on the VBS page under the Our Services tab. New Hope is located at 9809 East Center Street in Windham.


Free Community Dinner

June 25

A free community dinner will be held June 25th from 5-6 pm at the Windham American Legion, 9960 Center Street. Everyone welcome – no take outs – while supplies last. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach, Warren, OH


RFC Dinner

June 27

Everyone is invited June 27th, 5-6:30 pm to another great meal at Renaissance Family Center of Windham, Ohio


Free Car Wash

June 29

First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, is hosting a free car wash on Saturday, June 29 from 11am to 1pm for anyone who would like their car washed for free.

Portage Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Show

June 29

Portage Lakes Antique &  Classic Boat Show will be held on June 29 at, On Tap at The Harbor and The Boathouse (formerly Hook, Line,& Drinkers)Docks, 562 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, OH 44319 from 9 AM to 3 PM, Rain or Shine. FREE ADMISSION


Sex In The Garden

June 29

Unbelievable things plants do…And don’t squish that bug! Event will be June 29th from 9:30-11:30am. Cost is $15. Discover how and why plants use their characteristics such as shape, color, scent, and other means to accomplish fertilization.  Insects are an important part in this process.  Learn about the advantageous relationships between plants and insects.  Find out why a plant attracts a particular insect and how both benefit.  Light refreshments provided.  All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.  Make your check payable to OSU Extension and mail to: PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387.www.geauga.osu.edu


Secret Garden: A private blend of art and nature

June 29

Visit the beautiful Draime Estate Gardens on the north edge of Warren from 10:00-11:30am. This private estate is closed to the public and its specialty gardens are managed by Kent State University. A variety of rare and native plants are found in the well planned perennial garden, the formal English and Italian gardens, conifer collection, walled gardens, and water gardens. The grounds also contain a unique sculpture collection by Caroline Stacey. Limited enrollment. Hiking Fee: $8 for members of Friends of the Field Station ($12 for non-members). Register by phone (330.569.6003) or email (sorrickmw@hiram.edu). Directions will be sent upon registration.


Youth Fishing Education Program

June 29

The Eagle Creek Conservation Club is presenting a free fishing clinic for all boys and girls ages 4 to 15 on June 29from 9:30am to 2pm. The program is aimed at teaching the basic fishing techniques needed to help kids get the most enjoyment out of their time spent on the water. The class is broken up into four segments, each lasting approximately 20 minutes. Anyone wishing to attend the event MUST PRE-REGISTER by June 22. Spaces for this event are limited, so get your reservation made as soon as possible. The class will take place at the Eagle Creek Conservation Club, 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio, 44430. Doors open at 9:30am and the program will begin at 10am. Lunch will be provided for all attendees after class. After lunch everyone will have the chance to enjoy some time fishing in beautiful Eagle Creek located directly behind the club. Registration can be made by contacting Don Cummings, club president, at (330) 872-1075, email at info@eaglecreekconservationclub.com, or by mailing your name, address, phone number, and age to: Don Cummings – Eagle Creek CC 2587 Newton Tomlinson Rd. Newton Falls, Ohio 44444


Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.

June 30

Motorcyclists can participate in a 2-hour scenic ride through beautiful Geauga County on Sunday, June 30, 2013. The ride starts at Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton, OH (14373 N Cheshire St) and will be led by Sheriff Dan McClelland and his dog, “Midge”. Registration opens at 8:00am and the $25.00 per motorcycle fee includes breakfast. Onsite food vendor and other fun activities will be available upon return to the fairgrounds.  Visit www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com or www.habitatgeauga.org for details. Sponsorship Opportunities For Motorcycle Run Deadline June 30. Become a Sponsor of the ride to help Geauga County Veterans who qualify with home repairs and renovations. Sponsor Levels include: Master Builder-$1,000; Hammer Swinger-$500; Construction Buddy-$250; and Helping Hand-$100. The funds raised from this year’s event will go to purchase building materials and supply quality construction supervision courtesy of Geauga County Habitat for Humanity. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com.


Annual Outdoor Worship Service

June 30

Parkman Congregational Church Annual Outdoor Worship Service and Church Picnic will be June 30th – Worship Service begins at 11:00 AM, at Overlook Pavilion at Camp Chickagami Burgers, Hot Dogs & Beverages provided. Please bring a dish to share.


Deal or No Deal

June 30 

The Garfield Band Boosters will again present “Deal or No Deal” at Summerfest!  Please join us on June 30th at 3pm for your chance to win $500.  Entry tickets are $5 and will be available Summerfest weekend from band members and at the band booster booth on Main Street.  Come join the fun, win some money and support the band.


Breakfast in the Park

June 30

Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora invites you on June 30th for a delicious all you can eat pancake breakfast at Sunny Lake Park (885 Mennonite Rd. Aurora 44202 – boathouse pavilion) from 9-11am.  Let our team of volunteers cook you breakfast (pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee) while you enjoy the scenic view or a 2 mile walk/jog around Sunny Lake.  Cost:  $6 adults, $4 kids 3-10 yrs., under 3 yrs. free! Rain or Shine!  Dog walkers welcome!


Blood Drive

July 3

Falls Home Remodeling will be hosting a blood drive in their showroom, 104-A East Broad St in Newton Falls on July 3 from 2-6pm. All who come will recieive an American Red Cross baseball hat, a free ice cream cone coupon courtesy of Dairy Queen and will be entered to win a $25 gas gift card from Falls Home Remodeling.


Community Yard Sale

July 6

First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, will be sponsoring a community yard sale on its property on July 6 from 9 am to 3 pm.  Space is free and available on a first come, first served bases.  A limited number of tables are also available upon request.  To reserve a spot to sell your items, call 330-671-1426 or 330-326-2293.


What’s all the Racquet?

July 6, 13, 20, 27

If you have wanted to pick-up, dust off, or rediscover your tennis savvy, July may be the month for you. Every Saturday in July from 8 till 9am, there will be a very informal tennis “Clinic”, on the courts in Windham Park. Alan Finn in co-operation with the Parks department and supported by the Windham UMC, will help teach the “basics” of the game. There is no age restriction, but we will only be going over the fundamentals of the game. There is no fee, and some equipment is available for use if needed. Any questions please e-mail Alan at Finn2538@hotmail.com, or leave a message on the Church answering machine (330-326-2571). Have experience, but having a hard time finding others who play, stop by @ 9am after the clinic.


Annual 5K Freedom Run & 1 Mile Mutt Strut

July 7

Annual 5K Freedom Run & 1 Mile Mutt Strut will be July 7th. Race sponsored by Freedom Greyhound Rescue of Aurora.  Registration time: 8am.  Race time: 9am. The race be held at, 8819 North Spring Valley Park Dr. in Bainbridge Twp., 44023.  Pre-registration is $15.00 before July 5, & $20 on race day. The race will begin and end at Spring Valley Lake.  By participating in this event, you will be raising funds needed to provide excellent animal care for unwanted, dismissed and retired racing greyhounds waiting for their forever homes.  Pre-register at www.active.com    Search:  Freedom Run 5k, Chagrin Falls, OH.  Details regarding this event can be found on www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org   Awards for: Top male and female in the 5K run, Top three finishers in each of the following age groups: 14-and-under, 15 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 and over.  Top dog in Mutt Strut.  All welcome!


Tennis Lessons

July 8-31

Ravenna Parks and Rec is offering Youth Tennis lessons Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 to July 31, 2013 at John Tontimonia City Park Tennis Courts.  Ages 6 to 10 years from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., ages 11 to 14 years from 11:10 to 12:10 p.m.  City taxpayer fee is $32; non-city taxpayers pay $37.  Participants should bring own racquet. If not racquets are provided. Tennis balls are provided. A Light Breakfast/Snack will be provided. For more information you can visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us or register with Ravenna Recreation, 530 N. Freedom St., Ravenna, or call 330-296-2864, 8 to noon, 1 to 4:15 pm.


Spelling Bee

July 11

The 27th Annual Spelling Bee sponsored by Trumbull Retired Teachers will be held on July 11, at 1 pm at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds on Everett-Hull Road . Preregistration for grades 1 through 8 will begin on May 13, and will accepted until June 13. Free admission to the fair (excluding rides) will be offered to all preregistered spellers. A treat bag and certificate will be awarded to all pre-registered spellers. To preregister a child, please call Denise Deltondo at (330)530-4011.


Why Teens Kill Seminar

July 11

The Crestwood Lions Club is pleased to bring, Phil Chalmers, teen violence and bullying expert, to the Crestwood Elementary School on July 11 at 7pm. Cost is $10/person. Topics covered will be warning signs, causes, triggers and prevention. Visit PhilChalmers.com for more info. To purchase ticket or for more info contact Mary Hannah (330) 883-9297 or call Phil Chalmer’s office (330) 998-4340


Freedom Fairweather Walkers

July 11

Please join us on July 11th, for a leisurely 2 mile stroll around Sunny Lake Park in Aurora (885 Mennonite Rd., Aurora 44202).  We will meet at 6:45pm at the boathouse pavilion.  Walk begins promptly at 7:00pm.  All breeds are welcome! Meet new dog owners! Meet new friends.  If you don’t have a dog to walk, still join us.  We might just have one waiting for you.  Your pooch will receive a treat for being a participant. And it’s absolutely free!


AmVets Golf Outing

July 13

Newton Falls AMVETS Post 112 Golf Outing will be held July 13 at Riverview Golf Course.  Call or stop in the Post for sign-up sheets and all information.


God’s Backyard Bible Camp

July 15-29

Join in the fun at God’s Backyard Bible Camp July 15th – July 19th! The Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd., will hold Vacation Bible School for children preschool -6th Grade from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  Campers will enjoy outdoor games, music, crafts and snacks each night while being introduced to a central idea and life lesson from a Bible story. Plan now to join the backyard crew in all the fun.   Contact the church office at (330) 872-1564 for more information.


Erie Brass Quartette

July 19

The Erie Brass Quartette (Big Band Sounds) will perform from   7-10 pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion, Intersection of Center Street and Quarry Street, Newton Falls on July 19.


Kinsman Day

July 20

Kinsman Rotary Chicken BBQ Town-wide yard sales will be July 20th.  BBQ at town park from  11am to 3pm? Yard sales run from 9am to 5pm. Maps are available at Market Square on the square in the center of town. Kinsman on RTs. 5, 7 & 87


Golf Tournament

July 21

17th Annual Yoder Brothers Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament will take place at, Fowlers Mill Golf Course in Chesterland on July 21. Breakfast & registration begins at 8:30am, shotgun start 10:30am and dinner at 5pm. Men and Women 4-player team scramble. Guest speaker, prizes, raffle & silent auction. Price is $150 per person, Contact Jack Menosky (440) 543-2811 or email tjmeno@aol.com


G-Men Football Golf Scramble

July 26

Help support the G-Men! 4-Person 18-Hole Golf Scramble will be held Friday, July 26 at Sugarbush Golf Course.  $90 per person / $360 per team. Includes catered dinner and prizes. $400 cash prize for lowest score. Hole sponsorship available $100. To register or for more info call Aaron 330-524-2646 or Head Coach Mike Moser 330-472-0325


Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event

July 27

Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Mission Possible Diabetes Family Event at Ravenna High School on July 27.  The day will include several educational sessions focusing on diabetic health, expert advice, free snacks, lunch, giveaways, and exhibitors with information.  Some of the topics will include: Obesity & Diabetes, Preventing long term complications, Diabetic Drugs, and Truth behind Diabetes and Your Feet. This year, a special guest will join the event.  Mr. Marcus Dupree, former NFL and AFL player.  Dupree will be on hand to share his journey with Type II diabetes. Please call 330.297.3456 to register for this one day event.  Registration is free but space is limited.  Call today!


The Longshot

Aug 2

The Longshot will perform from 7-10pm at City Park – Jaycee Pavilion Intersection of Center Street & Quarry Street on Aug 2nd


Crestwood Primary Offers Summer Safety Town Program

August 5-9

Crestwood Primary School (CPS), in conjunction with their PTO, is offering Safety Town for Fall 2013 kindergarteners. The program will run from August 5 – 9 at CPS from 9 – 11:30 am and will cover fire, bus, playground safety, stranger awareness and other important topics to help your child learn to stay safe. Register by July 1 at a reduced rate of $25 per child. If space allows, late registration will be take on August 5 at a cost of $35 per child. For more information, call (330) 931-0568 or email crestwoodsafetytown@gmail.com


Tennis Camp

Aug 5-8

Tennis Camp with Ravenna Parks & Recreation held August 5 to 8 (rain date is August 9). From 8:30-10:30am for ages 5 to 15 years. Fee is $27.00 for city taxpayers and $32.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Please bring a water bottle. Min 12 – max 30.  Deadline to register is August 2. After August 2 there is a $10 late fee. For more information visit our website @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us

Tour De Metz

Aug 10th

The Metzenbaum Foundation & The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities presents: TOUR DE METZ! This events will be held Aug 10th at The Metzenbaum Center is located at; 8200 Cedar Road, Chesterland. Ride registration is at 8am, ride begins at 9am. The ride is a 15 or 30 mile loop through scenic Geauga County. Cost is $30 per rider or $75 for a family of three or more. Rest stops, refreshments, and SAG support available. Includes lunch, T-shirts, goodie bags, raffles and more! Register Online at: www.signmeup.com/91080. Contact Kelly Ericsson at 440.729.9406 or kericsson@geaugadd.org for more information!


Flea Market  at Mantua Center School

Aug 24

A Flea Marked will be held on August 24th at Mantua Center School, 11741 Center Road in Mantua. Sign up now for your table.  Sell anything except guns and controlled substances.  New items, used items, crafts, whatever.  $10 for 8’x10’ space if you bring your own table, $15 if we provide the table.  A fundraiser for the women’s group of Mantua Center Christian Church.  Call Carol at 330-562-8869