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.


Start Something


Start something. Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently in need of Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers. We have boys and girls waiting in all parts of the county for someone who wants to spend time with them. Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities and we couldn’t do any of it without you. Please call us today at 330-296-6655 or visit our website at wwwbbsportage.org. All it takes is 12 hours a month and the willingness to Start Something.

You’ll be glad you did.


Softball Players Wanted


Softball players wanted for 12U travel team, the Ohio Outlaws. If you have a dedicated athlete looking to play softball at a competitive level, have a ton of fun, with talented players and coaches to push her, give us a call! Call or text 440-487-0486


Fish Dinner

Nov 1

American Legion Post 674 Fish dinners will start Nov 1st and run each Friday thru January from 4-7:30pm at the Post home in Windham. Dinner sponsored by SAL. Cost is $9, children 3 and under eat free and $8 for seniors.


Monthly Soup Supper

Nov 1

The Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary #193 will hold its monthly soup supper on Nov 1st at 6pm at the Village Park Lodge. A variety of homemade soups, salads and desserts are available, $7 for adults and $3 for children.


Blue Lunch to play

Nov 1

Blue Lunch is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance, Nov 1st at Timmons Elementary School Gymnasium (9595 East Washington Street; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Sponsored by KCE.  (216) 316-0068.  Lesson at 8pm.  Dance and live music 9-11:30pm.  Adult $10, student $8, family $25.


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.


Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 2

Boy Scout Troop 4065 is having a spaghetti dinner on Nov 2nd at the Nelson Community House from 4-7 pm.  The cost of the meal is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 12.  The meal consists of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert.  There will also be a bake sale with homemade goodies and a Chinese Auction.  The funds raised will be used by the scouts to offset the cost of their High Adventure trip to Colorado this summer.  There will be tickets available at the door, or you can call 330-562-7109 to purchase them in advance.


Harvest Bazaar

Nov 2

Harvest Bazaar at St Peter of the Fields Church Altar and Rosary Society, 3487 Old Forge Rd Rootstown will be Nov 2nd from 10am-3pm. Soup, sandwich, and dessert lunch available, 35 tables of crafts. Santa will visit/children’s crafts to make and take. Used Book Sale, Quilt show in historic church with demonstrations and quilt sale. We take part in the Rootstown Build a Snowman; you gather different components of the snowman at various places around town.


Craft/ Vendor Show

Nov 2

Legacy Dog Rescue presents a Craft / Vendor show – Holiday Shopping Galore!  Event will be held Nov. 2nd from 10-4 at  Austintown Township Park, Stacey (Indoor) Pavilion, 6000 Kirk Rd. Food & Beverages will be available for purchase. Chinese Auction!!  Call 330-720-0470 with questions.


“Knock & Drop”

Nov 2

Garfield Levy committee has decided to hold a “Knock & Drop” on Nov 2nd from 9am-4pm.  We are in need of teams of two to sign up to assist the schools in getting the vote out for Issue 24.  To sign up for a time slot please call Kathy Herman at 330.527.4336. Volunteers should meet at the board office to pick up their walking routes and materials on Nov 2.


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.


Chinese Auction

Nov 2

On Nov 2nd the K. I. D. Cancer Foundation 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 to $1,000 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.


Turkey Dinner

Nov 2

Pricetown Church annual Turkey Dinner will be held on

Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 4pm to 7pm at the Newton Falls High School (907 Milton Blvd, South, Newton Falls)

It is an “All you can eat buffet”.

Cost is Adults – $9.00   Children (5 to 12) $4.00 and Children 4 and under – Free. Come on, Come all. Carry-outs available


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.


Friends of Melana Murder Mystery Night

Nov 2

The Friends of Melana is sponsoring its third murder mystery night on Nov 2nd at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall at 11845 St. Rt.44, Mantua.  Presale tickets only.  The doors open at 6pm featuring the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre Mystery Group presenting “Murder at the Masquerade Ball”.  Limited tickets are available at the following locations in Garrettsville:  Ryser Insurance Agency, Huntington Bank, Miller’s Restaurant and Skylane Bowling Alley OR by contacting Karen at 330-527-2622 or Norm at 330-527-8093.  Tickets are $40.  Evening includes dinner,  a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle and chances for three get away packages.  The benefit is in memory of Melana Matson…her hope shines on.  All proceeds raised are for children’s glioma cancer research.


Chinese Auction

Nov 3

Windham Athletic Boosters Chinese Auction will be Nov 3rd. The auction will be held at the Windham High School Gymnasium. Doors open at 12pm



Vendor & Craft Show

Nov 3

A Holiday Affair Vendor & Craft Show will be Nov 3rd from 2-5pm at the First Congregational Church, 612 W. Broad St in Newton Falls. A variety of unique vendors and crafters to liven up your holiday shopping experience. Free admission.


Harvest Party

Nov 3

The Southington Baptist Church on Routes 534 north of Southington will be having a Harvest Party on Nov 3rd; it will begin at 1pm after church. There will be praise singing, prizes, hayride, pot luck dinner, games, maybe a bonfire with marshmallows and hot dogs. Come and bring your potluck and a friend, to enjoy the day. Dress warmly. For more information contact 330-977-0011.


Harvest Pot Luck

Nov 3

The Mantua Restoration Society will be having our annual Harvest Pot Luck Dinner on Nov. 3rd from 1 to 5 pm at the Mantua Center School located at 11741 Mantua Center Road, Mantua, Ohio.  Events include a raffle ticket sale and drawing for the custom quilt made by Ellen Monroe, coverlet sales featuring Mantua Township and Village buildings and a silent auction.  Bring a dish to share is desired but is not required.  Our food coordinator is Ellen Monroe, 330-274-0711.  Additional information can be found on our web site MantuaRestorationSociety.org.


Scottish American Society Gathering

Nov 3

The Scottish American Society will be gathering on Nov 3rd, from 3-5pm at the meeting room level of the Main Library, Akron-Summit County Public Library system, 60 S. High Street, in Akron. Free parking is immediately adjacent to the building in the parking garage. This meeting will feature Dreama Powell who will present a program on Scottish Saints. Any and all are invited to attend. You do not have to be Scottish, but must have an interest in our Scottish culture. For more information call: Jim or Margaret Frost at: 330.882.0342, or Gene or Betty Marcus at: 330.499.1681


The Mantua Village Garden Club Meeting

Nov 4

The MVGC will meet at noon, on Nov. 4th.  We’ll begin with a pot luck luncheon, and short business meeting.  For our program, Nicole Hutnik, of Young Living Essential Oils, will discuss the many uses and health benefits of using therapeutic grade oils, derived from plants, and plant materials.  We will meet at the home of Denise Ballentine.  Anyone interested is welcome to join us.  For more information call Diane Lottig @ 330-274-2868, or Lea Lazar @ 330-274-0614


80th Birthday Card Party

Nov 4

Rev. Fred Bell will be turning 80 years old on Nov 4th. Anyone wishing to send him birthday wishes may do so by mailing to: Rev. Fred Bell, 8214 Clover Lane, Garrettsville, OH 44231.


Band Booster Meetings

Nov 5

Newton Falls Crescendo Club (Band Boosters) will have their next regular meeting of the year on, Nov 5th at 5:45 pm in the Board Room at the Junior High.  The Marching Band Concert will be at the High School that evening at 6:30 pm so this will be a brief Club meeting.  The remaining meetings of the 2013-14 year will take place the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Band Room (Dec. 3rd, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1 and May 6 – no meeting in January).  Hope to see you there!


Accepting Donations for the Annual Fall Book Sale

 Nov 6-9

The summer book sale sponsored by the Geauga West Friends of the Library is 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 will be  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.


Windham Softball & Baseball Casino Trip

Nov 9

The Windham Softball and Baseball teams are sponsoring a bus trip to Presque Isle in Erie, PA. All proceeds  benefit the building of the baseball / softball field. Bus departs Windham HS at 2 pm and returns by 11 pm.  Cost is $40 per person. Each person receives $35  free  game play.  Contact Dawn 216-406-0019, Denise 330-717-1029 or Diana at 330-571-3532


Chili/Baked Potato Dinner

Nov 9

The Palmyra Fireflies will be hosting an all you can eat Chili/Baked Potato dinner on Nov 9th from 11-3 at the Palmyra fire station. Serving our award winning chili, cheesy potato soup, baked potatoes, toppings, and beverage. Adults $6, children 4-10 $4, and children 3 and under are free.


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 & 534) on Nov 9th at 7pm. Call 330-898-2156 for more information.


Design Your Perennial Garden

Nov 9 

Spend your winter designing your perfect garden.  Join Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik as she takes you through the principles of creating your own show garden.  Learn about plant selection, layout and color scheme, location, construction and planting.  Create your own dream space Nov 9th from 9-1. $25 fee.  Light refreshments provided. Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.  Make check payable to OSU Extension and mail to PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387.  All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted.  Call 440-834-4656 or visit www.geauga.osu.edu for updates, additional classes, information and directions.


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.

Texas Hold’em Tournament

Nov 9

A Texas Hold’em tournament will be held Nov 9th beginning at 5pm at the Kent Elks Lodge, 2265 E. Erie St in Ravenna. The benefit is sponsored by State Farm Agent Greg Rodi, proceeds will go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation via Team Alaina. Alaina is a 9 year old 4th grader at Southeast; she was diagnosed at 23 months. All her family and friends strive to raise funds and awareness for the cause. Food and beverages will be provided. There will be a large Chinese auction as well as a 50/50 raffle. To begin $50 gets $25,000 in starting chips. All pre-registered players receive and extra $5,000 in chips. Payout is 70/30 to the foundation. For more information call Greg Rodi: 440-666-7553, Jen Goldstein 330-360-3869, Alan Goldstein 330-360-2242 or Joe Pint 330-442-3155.


Annual Holiday Craft Show

Nov 9

Crestwood 4 C’s annual Holiday Craft Show will be held Nov 9th at the Shalersville Town Hall corner of routes 44 and 303. Local crafts people occupy all tables. The event takes place from 9-3 pm. Admission is free. Each item of canned food entitles the bearer to a free door prize ticket. Door prizes are awarded every hour. The winner needs to be present. There is a grand prize of a $100 gift certificate to Giant Eagle (The winner does not need to be present). Door prize tickets are 50 cents apiece or 3 for $1.00. One free raffle ticket is given for every food item donated to stock the 4 C’s Emergency Food Cupboard. Quilt tickets will be available at $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Ellie Monroe does “Quilts for Causes” and she has made another beautiful queen sized quilt to benefit 4 C’s. Join us for lunch and support local artisans and crafters.  The homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts will be served all day. Please come and support the 4 C’s food shelf.


Book Sale

Nov 9

The Newton Falls Public Library will be having a Book Sale on Nov 9th from 9-4.


Pass the Buck

Nov 9

Pass The Buck Fundraiser for Newton Falls Lordstown Relay For Life will be Nov 9th at McMenamy’s Banquet Center. Doors open at 4pm, Dinner at 6pm, Auction at 7pm.  Advance Tickets $20 donation includes buffet dinner and a paddle for bidding.  Reverse Raffle, Scavenger Hunt, Prize Wheel, 50/50, games and FUN! Call Janette – 330-307-1850   or Laura – 330-872-0370 for tickets


Harvest Pancake Breakfast

Nov 9

Harvest Pancake Breakfast will be held Nov 9th.  Hosted by Garrettsville’s BSA Troop 4262. Come and try our Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Butter. We will also have Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes with warm syrup, sausage and assorted beverages to drink. Adults $5.00, Kids 3-12 years $3.00 and children 3 and under free. The Harvest Breakfast will be  located at The Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave. Garrettsville, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 10

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Nov 10th at Saint Mary’s social hall (120 Maple Dr. Newton Falls) from 12-3pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert. Carry outs available. Adults: $7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), Children: Free (5 & under). For any additional information please contact: Jim Burns (330)-883-0575, Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865


Fall Bingo

Nov 10

Special Fall Bingo will be held Nov 10th at 1:30pm at St. Michael’s Church in Windham. Gift and bakery raffles. Come and enjoy your afternoon. No one under 18 will be permitted. Call 330-326-2972 for more info.


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.


Veteran’s Day Service

Nov 11

Atwood- Mauck Post will be holding a Veteran’s Day Service on Nov 11th at Newbury Elementary School Auditorium from 9-10:30 am. Call Larry Ayer 440-724-2775 for more details.


Library Closed Veterans Day

Nov 11

All branches and offices of Portage County District Library will be closed Nov 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Nov 12th.


Open House

Nov 11

Atwood- Mauck Post will be having an open house on Nov 11th between 4:30 & 7pm at the Legion home on Goodwin St.  in Burton. Chili and soup dinner will be served. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.


Community Center Open

Nov 13 & 20

The Community Center at Mantua Center will be open on Wednesdays November 13 and 20 and December 4, 11, and 18. Coffee and tea are always available, as are a jigsaw puzzle to help construct, a choice of board games, and a variety of craft materials and books for kids.   We have a potluck lunch at about noon, and we always seem to have a good variety of food to share.  People enjoy sitting and chatting, or working on various projects they bring, such as quilt piecing, scrapbooking, and crocheting.  Most afternoons there are group’s playing cards.  Hours are 10am to 4pm, reopening for a 7pm yoga class.  Enter the south entrance of the single story addition behind the old Mantua Center School, just north of SR82 on Center Rd.  We will be closed on Nov. 6 because of election the day before, and on Nov. 27, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1 because of holidays.  If participation continues to be good we will announce January openings in mid-December.  Contact Susan Buckles at 724-544-6881 or Carol Srajer at 330-562-8869 if you need more information.




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!


Talent Show & Fundraiser

Nov 15

The CIS All school talent show and fundraiser will be Nov 15th at 6pm, with a $2 donation at the door. Join us for a night if special performances by students as they ally in support of their classmate, 5th grader Mathieu Arotin and his family. Mathieu has Spinal Muscular Atrophy type II and is confined to a power wheelchair. All donations and proceeds from the night will go towards assisting the Arotin Family in purchasing a modified van.


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


Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Nov 16

Please join us as we celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard on Nov 16th from 2:00pm-4:00pm.  Tours of the new facility and refreshments will be provided.  Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard, 8147 Center St, Garrettsville (next to T & B Tools).  We hope to see you there!


Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Nov 16

Windham Hot Stove Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament will be Nov 16th at 1pm at the Windham American Legion, 9960 E. Center St. 70/30- payout with the proceeds going to next seasons operation cost. $50 pre-sale with additional 5,000 chips, $60 at the door, $20 1 time Re-Buy. Food will be provided, Chinese auction, and cash bar will also be available. Please come out and support Windham Youth Baseball/Softball leagues. For more info: Brian Fitzgerald 330357-9362. Pre-sale tickets will be available now thru Nov 15th. Add on and 50/50 available at door!


Craft Show

Nov 16-17

Nelson Literary Music Club 2nd Christmas Craft Show will be Nov 16th & 17th from 10am to 5pm at the Nelson Community Center on the corner of Windham Parkman Road and State Route 305 at Nelson Circle.


Santa’s Collection Craft Show

Nov 30

Climb the stairs to a wonderland of holiday excitement on Nov 30th for the Thirteenth annual Santa’s Collection Craft show from 9am-3pm. Area crafters with unique gifts, crafts and toys. Free admission to craft show only. For table information, contact Carol at 440-834-4532. All proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund.

Breakfast with Santa

Nov 30 & Dec 1

Burton American Legion Auxiliary, Post 459 (Goodwin St in Burton) will be hosting Breakfast with Santa on Nov 30th and Dec 1st from 9am-1pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children under 5.


Blues DeVille to Play

Dec 6

Blues DeVille will be playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on Dec 6th at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall (17826 Chillicothe Road aka Route 306; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023).  Blues DeVille is known for playing Blues, Swing, Old Soul, and even a little Zydeco. Sponsored by KCE. (216) 316-0068. Dance lesson at 8pm. Dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Adult $10, student $8, family $25.


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.


Holiday Decoration

Dec 14

Make a beautiful winter centerpiece with Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik starting with a paper white birch log.  Add fragrant greenery, berries, ornaments, even candles and a bow.  Materials are provided.  Bring a friend along and have some fun making memories.  Dec 14th from 9-noon. $35 fee.  Light refreshments.  Call 440-834-4656 to register.  Make your check payable to OSU Extension and mail to PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387.  Program is held at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton.  Call 440-834-4656 or visit www.geauga.osu.edu for updates, additional classes, information and directions.


Hiram College Cheer Camp

Dec 14

Kids from ages 5-12 can learn cheers and a dance from the Hiram College Cheerleaders and cheer at half-time on Dec 14th. Check in is 9:45 in the Colman Sports Center Lobby, and camp begins at 10am in the Martin Field House, game to follow at 3pm at the Charles A. Henry Field Cost is $45 for the camp; add an additional $6 to eat lunch with the Hiram Cheerleaders.  A check written to Hiram College can be mailed to:  Terry Clutter Athletic Dept. P.O. Box 1777 Hiram College, 44234. Full payment is due by Dec 6th. Additional information can be found at http://www.hiramterriers.com/athletics/Cheerleading/cheer.