Turkey Shoots

Sundays thru Nov 24

Shooting starts at 10am now thru Nov 24. The competition is with shotgun, closest pellet to center wins! Winners receive cash, meat & assorted prizes. Refreshments are available for purchase. LOCATION: Shalersville; Peck Rd. (1/2 mile South of Rt. 303 on west side of road). Proceeds benefits Streetsboro Sportsman’s Associations.


Fish Fry

Oct 11

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry will be Oct 11th from 4-7:30 pm. Fish – shrimp- combo or chicken tenders, includes baked potato or French fries, green beans, coleslaw, dinner roll. All dinners are $8.50. Phone orders to go are welcome 330-527-2330.


All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Oct 11

Oct 11th is the next Kiwanis All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti dinner from 5-7pm in Dix in the Hiram College Kennedy Center.  Spaghetti with choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and ice cream, all for $ 6.00 for adults and children 8 and under FREE! Our co-host is Friends of the Garrettsville Library & the children’s programs. There will also be a Silent Auction.


Annual Amish Auction

Oct 11

Bring the entire family out for an evening of fun and food at the Annual Amish Auction, Oct 11th, beginning at 4pm. The event is held at the Middlefield Market Pavilion, 15848 Nauvoo Road, Middlefield, Ohio 44062.  Proceeds will benefit DDC Clinic ~ Center for Special Needs Children located in Middlefield, a primary care and research facility for special needs children with rare genetic disorders. For more information, please contact DDC Clinic at 440-632-1668 or visit our website at   www.ddcclinic.org


Rummage and Bake Sale

Oct 11 & 12

Rummage and bake sale,  Oct  11–12  9am to 5pm at Hiram Rapids Historical church 633 Winchell Rd. Christmas items, sewing need, furniture,  men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, house decor  and much more


Observe the Moon Night

Oct 12

Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open from 8:00 to 10:00 pm October 12, participating in the annual International Observe the Moon Night. On that night people around the world will gather to appreciate Earth’s nearest neighbor in space. At Hiram’s event, visitors will observe the First Quarter Moon through Hiram’s 112-year-old telescope that provides lunar views of remarkable contrast and detail, and at multiple levels of magnification. If time and conditions permit, other astronomical objects may be seen. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram.


Fall Bazaar

Oct 12

The annual Fall Bazaar will be held at the Burton Congregational Church on Oct 12 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  There will be crafts, plant sale, bake sale and rummage sale. Lunch will be served all day.  The menu includes chicken salad sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, hot dogs, and delicious homemade soups and homemade pies.  Burton Congregational Church is located at 14558 West Park Street on the square in Burton.  Phone is 440-834-4495.


Pumpkin Carving Contest

Oct 12

On Oct 12th there will be a Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest; this is free to enter if you pre-register.  The cost is one dollar the day of the contest. All ages may enter.  Time is 10:30am. Call to pre-register or  ask questions: 330-351-3035. Mantua Rotary Farmers Market, The Christ Lutheran Church 10827 State Rte., 44.


Spaghetti Dinner & Chinese Auction

Oct 12

Project Be Somebody is hosting a cancer benefit, spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction at LaBrae School Complex in Leavittsburg for Trever Thomas, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 testicular cancer that is already spreading, on Oct 12th from 3-7pm. For more info call 330-898-6681


Down Syndrome Awareness Craft Show

Oct 12

Down Syndrome Awareness Craft and Vendor Show will be Oct 12th from 10am-3pm at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St. Free admission, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will be donated to Putting Downs First.


Fall Pumpkin & Bake Sale

Oct 12

BSA Troop 4262 will be having a Fall Pumpkin and Bake Sale on Oct 12th. We will be located in downtown Garrettsville near  the corner of State Route 82 and 88 at the Kepich parking lot. This year we will have donated baked goods, pumpkins, corn stalks, bows and gourds. We will be there from 9:00am-5:00pm.


Trumbull Senior Production Company

Oct 12

The Trumbull Senior Production Company will be performing at Eastwood Mall Oct 12th at 2pm in Center Court. Anyone wanting any information about T.S.P.C. can call Jason: 330-847-6888 or Carol 330-881-4066.


Comedy Night

Oct 12

Comedy night with Kenny Miller will be Oct 12th at 9pm at Windham American Legion Post 674 on Center Street in Windham. Tickets on sale now for $10 each. The event will be sponsored by Windham Lions Club with support from Windhams’ American Legion Post 674. Proceeds to benefit the Windham Lions Club Eye Care Fund.


Fill a Fire Truck

Oct 12

Fill the Fire Truck Food Drive to be held at Sky Plaza IGA will be Oct 12th from 9am to 3pm.  All food and monies collected will go directly to the Nelson Garrettsville Food Cupboard.  You can make a difference in the lives of people who are hungry!!!!  Together we can shut the door on hunger in our community.


Fall Color Kayak

Oct 12

Fall Color Kayak Oct 12th – 1 to 3 pm at Headwaters Park, Boathouse, 13365 Old State Road (Route 608), Huntsburg. Basic kayaking proficiency is expected of participants, so no lessons will be provided, and you must bring your own kayak to float. Ages 12 and up, please. Registration is required between October 5 and 11 at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516.


Spaghetti Dinner

Oct 13

Knights of Columbus council #3350, all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Oct 13th at St. Mary’s social hall 120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls from 12-3. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Carry outs available. Adults: $7, children 6-11:$3, children 5 and under: free. For any additional information please contact: Jim Burns 330-883-0575, Tom Fetock 330-872-5886 or Matt Stimac 330-872-7865.


Swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs

Oct 13

Sunday Afternoons 2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm. All Levels, All Hours, Lessons are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Free time at the end. Oct 13th, 20th, 27th, Nov 3rd, and 10th. Cost is $50.00 per Child for all 5 lessons. 4 years and older. Sign-ups: Oct. 6th, from 2:30-5:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. Register online! Deadline to register Oct 12th www.hiramterriers.com/sports/swimdive/swimlessons. Questions Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343


Halloween Hayrides

Oct 13 & 20

No worries, it’s not scary. We’re just serving a Halloween twist on some fun nature exploration. You and your family are invited to get into the spooky spirit with a tractor-pulled wagon ride that focuses on outdoor creepy-crawlies. October 13th and 20th from 1-4:30 pm at Swine Creek Reservation, Woods Edge, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield Township


PCD Library Closed Columbus Day

Oct 14            

All branches and offices of Portage County District Library will be closed Oct 14th, in observance of Columbus Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, October 15. Visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org. Find us on Facebook.


Medicare 101

Oct 14

The Middlefield Library will host “Medicare 101” on Oct 14th at 7pm.  The presentation is an introductory overview of Medicare for those new to the program or looking to help a family member or friend. Topics will include Medicare Parts A, B, C, D & Medicare Supplementals.  Adam Van Boxel, LSW, MSSA of the Geauga Department on Aging and trained as an Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program counselor will be providing objective and up to date information. The Middlefield Library is located at 16167 E. High Street, Middlefield, Ohio 44062.


Frankie Gershwin

Oct 14

Invitations to Broadway don’t come around every day but “Frankie Gershwin—We Let George Do It” takes you to that quintessential center of American music for over a century.   At 7:00 in the Hiram Christian Church, under the sponsorship of Cortland Banks, a behind-the-scenes look at a musical family and an American institution will be yours, benefitting  The Little Village Early Learning Center.  Tickets are $10.


Burton Public Library Closed Columbus Day

Oct 14

The Burton Public Library will be closed on Oct14 for staff in-service.  The library will re-open October 15 at 9 a.m.


Free Senior Citizens Bingo

Oct 15

Free senior citizens bingo will be Oct 15thfrom 5-7pm at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle. All proceeds and donations benefit the Newton Falls Senior Van Trans.


CBF Community Meal

 Oct 15

Please join us for our monthly Community Meal Oct 15th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of every month. The meal will be held at Covenant Bible Fellowship, 8146 High St., Garrettsville. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 330.527.4205. There are no income restrictions so everyone can enjoy a nice homemade meal and some fun fellowship!!


Community Center Open

Oct. 16, 23, 30.  

The Community Center at Mantua Center, is free and open to all, regardless of age (supervised children welcome) or place of residence, every Wednesday 10:00am to 8:00pm.  Located in the old Mantua Center School 11741 Center Road, just north of SR82, which was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places.  A free and friendly place to “hang out,” with many activities available if you choose to participate.  Lunch and supper are potluck, so bring a dish to share.  Beginning yoga taught by a certified instructor at 7pm is also free of charge.  For more information contact Ellie Monroe (330)274-0711 or efoster@config.com.


Home Cooked Supper

Oct 16

The next home cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will feature: Ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, dessert and beverage.  This will be held from 5 to 6:30pm on Oct 16th. Cost: $7 for adults,   $4 for children 6 to 12, free for children 5 years and younger. Carryouts will be available.


The Battle of Gettysburg

Oct 16

On October 16th the fall Look, Lunch, and Listen Series at the Geauga West Library will feature Todd Arrington, Chief of Interpretation and Education at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, will present “The Battle of Gettysburg.” Arrington recently contributed to The Civil War Remembered, the National Park Service’s new official handbook for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. All welcome. Look, Lunch and Listen starts at noon in the Eykyn Room. Bring your lunch; coffee will be provided. Join us on Wednesdays in October for all our entertaining lunchtime programs. These events are sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library. The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland next to West Geauga High School. The phone number is 440-729-4250.


Cathy Bolton to Perform

Oct 17

Cathy Bolton, an extremely talented Singer/Songwriter/International Recording Artist, will be presenting a Concert in Garrettsville on Oct 17th at 8:00 p.m.  The event will take place at 8135 Windham St. (Rt. 82) next to Randall’s Restaurant.  Cathy’s easy-listening style covers Folk, Light Pop, Country and her own compositions are Positive Music oriented songs about looking at Life from a “lighter” perspective while still honoring our human condition.  She has nine music albums to her credit, having just released her latest album titled PASSAGE OF TIME.  Cathy has been the Music Minister for sixteen years for Neale Donald Walsch , author of the Conversations with God series.  Tickets are $12 Presale and $15 at the Door.  Call Suzanne Wensel at 440-548-5399 for tickets or information.


Village Fall Cleanup

Oct 17

Garrettsville Fall Cleanup will be October 17th


Monthly Meeting

Oct 17

The retirees of Local 2243 U.S.W.A. Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10) will have their regular monthly meeting on Oct 17th at 1pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 648 North Park Ave in Warren.


Burton Public Library Meeting Change

Oct 17

The Burton Public Library Board of Trustees has changed its meeting day to the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.,  beginning Oct 17th.  All meetings are open to the public and are held in the library’s meeting room on the 2nd floor.


Kate Northrop to Speak

Oct 17

Poet Kate Northrop will speak at Hiram College on Oct 17th in the Pritchard Room of the Hiram library. Her talk is scheduled for noon. Northrop’s appearance is free and open to the public and is made possible with support of the Hiram Community Trust.


Auditions for Noises Off

Oct 17 & 19 

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will hold auditions for their January production of “Noises Off” on Oct 17th at 7pm and Oct 19th at noon in the James A. Garfield High School. Please have a monologue ready. Ages required for this production are male and females 20+. For more information contact Jackie at 216-375-0709.


Holiday Craft & Gift Show

Oct 17-19

The Holiday Craft & Gift Show, sponsored by Portage County Gardeners is a 3 day event featuring beautifully crafted items by local artisans and crafters – Oct 17 from 4 – 8pm. $5.00 admission, light refreshments, door prizes and a one night only silent auction with a new oral mystery auction. Oct 18th from 9am- 8pm $1.00 admission with the garden café open all day for lunch or dinner. Oct 19th from 9am- 3pm, $1.00 admission, lunch available at the garden café. Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list – holiday and home décor, knitwear, jewelry, gift baskets, designer trees, gourmet mixes, jams and jellies, spring bulbs, hardy mums and much more!


Chicken To-Go Dinner

Oct 18

The Women’s Group at Portage Faith United Methodist Church, 9922 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, invites you to their Chicken Drive Thru Dinner on Oct 18th from 4:30-6:30pm. All dinners are “to-go” and include moist baked chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce and cookies. Cost is $7. Limited supply.


Full Moon Field Station Talk

Oct 18

Interesting ecological research and projects being accomplished at the Hiram College Field Station will be highlighted during a series of Full Moon Field Station Talks, Oct 18th at 7pm. All talks will be held at the Frohring Lab Building at the James H. Barrow Field Station on Wheeler Rd. (Wheeler Rd. runs between SR 305 and SR 82 in Garrettsville) and are free and open to the public. Topics include air quality in our region, amphibians as ecological indicators, bird conservation and much more. The first talk will highlight the collaborative work of Hiram College and Davey Resource Group to restore the floodplain of a local creek. The Eagle Creek Restoration Project was designed to improve water quality, slow the flow of floodwaters and enhance the surrounding habitat for plants and animals. For more information, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.


Mystery of Our History Tour

Oct 18 – 19

The James A Garfield Historical Society will be presenting a Mystery of our History Tour. A guided walking tour through downtown Garrettsville led by characters from our history.  Our event takes place on October 18 and 19, from 6-9 p.m. tickets are available for $10. Contact Debbie Smith at 330-389-1859.


Fall Rummage & Bake Sale

Oct 18 & 19

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St.  in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Fall Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Oct 18th from 9am-5pm and Oct 19th from 9am-1pm. Saturday is bag day. The sale will take place in the church hall. Any questions call 330-274-8861


Chili Cook-Off

Oct 19

Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Road, Newton Falls, Ohio will be holding their 1st annual Chili Cook-Off  on  Oct 19th from 11am-4pm. Come one and all for some delicious chili.


This Means War

Oct 19

Beth Ann Vanek This Means War Against Breast Cancer Inc. presents the 3rd annual This Means War 3-on-3 basketball tournament & Chinese auction will be Oct 19th from 9am-4pm at Southington High School. Admission is free. Auction tickets are 2 for $1 or 60 for $25. Basketball: $50 for youth teams; $100 for adult teams. For more information: WarAgainstBreastCancer.webs.com


Sauerkraut and Pork Dinner

Oct 19

Sauerkraut and Pork Dinner, Oct. 19th from 4- 6:30 pm at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4920 Fairport Rd., Newton Falls.  (Corner of St. Rt. 534 and Fairport Rd.) Carry out available. Adults $8.00 — Children 6 to 12 $6.00 — Children under 6 Free.


Holiday Craft Bazaar

Oct 19

Crafts and Holiday Gifts Oct 19th from 10am-4pm (set up at 8:00 a.m.) at Aquilla Christian Fellowship, 13925 Stanley Rd, Burton (Near the intersection of Aquilla & Stanley). Tables: $15 – 8 foot, $12 – 6 foot, $10 for your own table. Call Becki at 440-376-4037 or Jeanne at 440-548-2929 (eves) Space is limited, so register early. (No flea market or yard sale items please.) We welcome all crafters and shoppers to join us for an enjoyable day.


Fix it in the Farmland

Oct 19 & 26

Low cost spay and neuter clinics for pets of low income and Amish residents of Geauga County. 2 upcoming clinics- Oct 19th Joe Miller Window Shop 15020 Shedd Rd. Burton and Oct 26th Pleasant Valley Greenhouses 13310 Clay St. Middlefield. You must qualify and preregister by calling Coordinator at (440) 338-4819 X21.


Village Leaf Pickup

Starting Oct 21

Village of Garrettsville Leaf pickup will be the week of October 21st


Parkman Twp.Meet the Candidates

October 21

The Parkman Township Trustees will all be new to the job come the first of the year.  The Parkman Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring this time to meet the folks that want to serve as your trustee.  We will gather at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market – Rt. 422) on Oct 21st from 7:30-9pm. Judge Dave Fuhry will act as our moderator for this event.  Please come prepared to put your questions on a 3 x 5 index card.  Each candidate will have the opportunity to answer these questions.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Mantua Farmers Market Salsa Contest

Oct 21

On Oct 21st the Mantua Farmers Market is hosting a Football-Salsa Contest. There are three categories to enter: mild, medium, hot.  All salsa is to be made from scratch!  You may make extra salsa to sell.  A list of ingredients must be on any salsa sold. There is no charge to enter, or sell salsa.  Corn chips will be provided.  After the contest you are expected to watch your favorite football game with the salsa you purchased.  We are in need of volunteers to judge the contest. The Best Salsa in the land is HUGE! The market is located at: 10827 State Route 44, The Christ Lutheran Church in Mantua. To preregister or for more information call: Dean-330-351-3035.


Fall Festival

Oct 24

Fall Festival Community Dinner at Renaissance Center,  Oct. 24th from 5-6 pm. Fall comfort food, fall foliage coloring page for ages 4-14 years, the pictures will decorate the halls of RFC, everyone welcomed.


Pasta Dinner

Oct 26

A Pasta Dinner will be held Oct 26th from 4:20-6:30pm at the First UMC, 14999 S. State Ave. in Middlefield. Proceeds benefit Jr. Choir ministry. Donations at the door: adults $8, ages 5-12 $5, under 5 eat free. Menu includes: pasta with marinara sauce, meatballs, salad bar, garlic bread, homemade desserts and beverage, and a dessert auction. Everyone welcome.


Build a Birdhouse

Oct 26

Children and adults welcome! Oct 26th from 9 am- 12 noon. $25 Fee is only charged for those building boxes, so parents can attend with children. Spend the morning with Master Gardener Chris Pappas, who will guide you through the process of building a wooden birdhouse decorated with natural items.  While in class you will learn how to attract birds to your yard using different types of boxes and nesting materials.  Learn what size holes and boxes attract different birds. You will also learn how to attain a certified wildlife habitat and where to place your birdhouse.  Light refreshments provided.  Program is held at the OSU Extension Patterson building, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton on the Fair grounds.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Make your check payable to OSU Extension and mail to PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387.  Call or visit www.geauga.osu.edu for updates, additional classes and information.


Shop with a Purpose

Oct 26

Women at Risk’s Shop with a Purpose will be Oct 26th from 10am to 1pm at Cornerstone Bible Conference Building (15029 Enterprise Way; Middlefield, Ohio 44062). Purchase items made by individuals who have been rescued from the human trafficking industry.  Proceeds go toward saving others who are still trapped.



Oct 26 & 27

Gemboree fall show & sale, minerals, rocks, gems and jewelry. Sponsored by The Akron Mineral Society and Summit Lapidary Club will be Oct 26th from 10am-6pm & 27th from 10am-5pm at Emidio & Sons Expo Center, 48 East Bath Rd., Cuyahoga Falls. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (55+) and students, $1 for children 7-14, and free to Scouts in uniforms and children 6 and under.


Turkey Dinner

Oct 27

The Ladies Guild at St, Mary & St. Joseph Church will have their Turkey Dinner Oct 27th at St. Mary & St, Joseph Social Hall, 120 Maple Dr., in Newton Falls from 12-3pm. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children age 5-12 and free for children 5 and under. Carry out will be available.


Trick-or-Treat in Parkman

Oct 31  

In the interest of keeping our children safe and off the busy streets and dark rural streets, everyone is invited to The Parkman Community House (from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.) to participate.  Residents: Please bring your bag of goodies for the little ghosts and goblins to the community house.  We’ll be set up so that our trick-or-treaters can visit everyone.  Parents with children: Bring your kids to “Trick-or-Treat” at the community house.  Let’s bring it back home to Parkman!  We’d love to see you there!


88th Annual Cake Walk

Oct 31

Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s 88th Annual Cake Walk will take place on Oct 31st.  Festivities begin with the Trail of Treats around town sponsored by local businesses.  The Halloween Costume Contest will run from 6:45-7:00 pm. Local businesses have contributed many, many prizes.  The cake walk will follow.  Newton Falls Kiwanis Club thanks all friends, helpers, businesses, and clubs who donate the cakes and help with the event. Donors,  please drop off cakes at 16 West Broad Street, two doors east of Covered Bridge Inn, beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 31.  Proceeds from the cake walk will be distributed among the clubs who donate the cakes.


Pumpkin Carving Contest

Due by Nov 1

Geauga County Public Library is celebrating the fall season with a pumpkin-carving contest. Carve a literary or bookish theme into your pumpkin to be judged by board members of the Geauga Council for Arts and Culture. Email a photo of your carved pumpkin along with the author and title of the book that inspired you by Nov. 1st to lori.weber@geaugalibrary.info. Photos may be displayed on the library’s Facebook page and website. The winner will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.


The Rarest Forest

Nov 2 

We will hike into the White Pine Bog Forest near Burton, considered by ecologists to be the rarest forest in Ohio, Nov 2nd from 9-11:30am. The area is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the general public. Some of the towering pines may be 300 years old. This walk also will include a visit to a rare glacial bog lake, another natural feature of the Burton Wetlands complex. Leader: naturalist Bob Faber. Fee: $8 for members of the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station ($12 for non-members). Pre-registration is required as this hike is limited to only 12 people. Directions will be provided at the time of registration. Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.


Monthly Dance

Nov 2

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will hold its monthly dance from 7:30-10:30 on Nov 2nd at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave in Tallmadge. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information 330-699-2361 or 330-322-9559.


Craft Show

Nov 2

The 20th annual Labrae Craft show will be Nov 2nd from 10am-4pm. It will be held at Bascom Elementary School T 1015 North Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio.


Chinese Auction

Nov 2

The K. I. D. Cancer Foundation Chinese Auction will be Nov 2nd will host a Chinese Auction at the Parkman Community House, located on State Route 422 in Parkman, Ohio.  Doors open at 3:00 pm and the auction will start at 6:00pm. Most all items are valued from $20.00 to $1,000.00 each. The kitchen will be open for food and drinks. Tickets are available at the door. With our new “live” video feed, no one will be turned away. If you have any questions please call: (330) 889-9600.


Accepting Donations for the Annual Fall Book Sale

 Nov 6-9

The summer book sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library are now accepting donations for their annual fall book sale which will take place Nov 6th-9th. Bring gently used or new children’s and adult books, collectibles, comic books, CDs, DVDs, audio books on CD, puzzles and games for adults and children, sheet music, coffee table books, and prints to the Geauga West Library during regular library hours.  No textbooks or encyclopedias, please.  A receipt for your donation is available. Funds raised from the book sale support adult and children’s programming at the Geauga West Library.  The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, next to West Geauga High School.  The phone number is 440-729-4250.


St. Anselm Christmas Boutique

Nov 9

St. Anselm Christmas Boutique will be Nov 9, from 9am-4pm.  St. Anselm’s Women’s Guild will hold its Annual Christmas Boutique at St. Anselm Church, 13013 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland. There will be over 80 vendors from the area who will be displaying their specialties. Take a break from shopping and stop at the snack bar or the bake sale for delicious homemade goodies. Your $1.00 donation for admission entitles you to a chance to win a door prize throughout the day. There will also be a Chinese Raffle with several great prizes. Tickets are 3 for $1.00. Winners need not be present.
Worship 101

Nov 9

Please join us for a night of praise and worship featuring the band “Worship 101” as they lead our service in praise and worship at Southington UMC (at the center of St Rte. 305) on Nov 9th at 7pm. Call 330-898-2156 for more information.


Christmas Boutique

Nov 10

St. Joseph’s Garden Club cordially invites you to their 29th Annual Christmas Boutique on Nov 10th from 9:30am-3:30pm at St. Joseph’s Hughes Hall, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., in Mantua; the event features hand-crafted items, breakfast and lunch items, door prizes, and free admission and parking. Please call Marlene Hornyak (330-274-8145) or St. Joseph’s (330-274-2253) with any questions.



Nov 15

Spend the evening at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium to support regional efforts to protect wildlife, with special focus on the exciting regional work to protect the Spotted Turtles! The WildNite4WildLife: Northeast Ohio Wildlife Benefit will be held Nov 15th from 6-9 pm, with tickets available through http://wild4ever.org. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $16 for children, with age 2 and under free – just a nickel more expensive than general admission to the aquarium, but all will go to benefit a good cause! Half of ticket sales will go to the sponsor organization of your choice in the form of conservation grants; the other half goes directly to Spotted Turtle work.


Night at the Races

Nov 16

Garfield Youth Football 2nd Annual Night at the Races will be Nov 16th at 6pm at Sugar Bush Golf Club. This event is to raise money for the youth football program (new helmets and equipment). Cost is $25 per ticket, includes dinner and entry to the event. Questions contact: Ted Lysiak 216-534-7413 or Espy Hedge 330-322-0007


Winter Craft Festival

December 7

The Portage County Gardeners’ Herb Society is seeking talented crafters and artisans to participate in a Winter Craft Festival on December 7th at the Gardeners’ Center in Rootstown. The fee for a table is $20.00. Please contact Marilyn Tyger at (330-348-6089) or Helena Parry at (330-673-0577) to reserve your space.