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Mantua Restoration Society Fundraiser


Mantua Restoration Society Fundraiser makes a great Christmas gift. Mantua Township and Mantua Village beautiful historical coverlets for sale. Cranberry red – $50 each. Contact Rhetta Hall 330-562-8127


Monday Morning Breakfasts

American Legion Post 674 to host Monday morning Breakfasts, time serving from 7:30 am to 11:00. 9960 Center Street, Windham, Ohio. Cost $6.00 or all-u-can eat for $7.00. Includes coffee and juice. Take out available. More information call 330-326-3188


The Rotary “Country Christmas Gift Shop”

Dec 5-8

Candy and Crafts Show, Located at the historic “Mantua Center School “, 11741 Mantua Center Rd., Mantua. Free pictures with Santa; 2:30-5:30pm. Free tours of the 99 year old school. This is a four day show starting on: Dec 5th from 6:30pm-9:00pm, Dec 6th from 10:30-7pm, Dec 7th from 10:00-5:30pm and Dec 8th, from 11-5pm. This craft show is coordinated with the Mantua Christmas Tour of Homes. Always looking for more crafters For more information: 330-351-3035


Soup Supper

Dec 6

The Mantua Legion and Auxiliary Soup Supper will be Dec 6th at the Village Park Lodge. Open to the public, Cost us $7 for adults and $3 for children, includes a variety of homemade soups, salads and desserts.


Christmas Give-A-Way

Dec 6 & 7

Hilltop Christian Church in conjunction with our Back Door Free Store is having a Christmas Give-A-Way Dec 6th from 10-6 and Dec 7th from Noon-4. We have trees, lights, ornaments and other decorations all for the grand price of FREE. 4572 W Prospect St in Mantua (side entrance).  Any questions call 330-274-2771 or 330-357-6391.


15th Annual Christmas Auction

Dec 8

The Warren Township Fire Department Station #47 Auxiliary will hold their 15th Annual Christmas Auction on Dec 8th at 2pm at Johnson Community Center at 800 Gillmer Road in Leavittsburg. Slated for auction will be all new merchandise including toys, tools, games, decorations, collectibles and porcelain dolls. The Fire Department Auxiliary will benefit from the proceeds. Refreshments will be available on the day of the sale. Doors will open at 1pm.


Pearl Harbor Day Service

Dec 7

Atwood- Mauck Post 459 will be having a Pearl Harbor Day Service on Dec 7th at 11 am at Burton Village Square Gazebo. For details call Bo 440-834-8765


Christmas Parade

Dec 7

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair’s annual lighted Christmas Parade “Treasures Under The Tree” will take place downtown Ravenna on Main Street at 7 pm. on Dec 7th. Line up begins at 6pm at the corner of Main Street & Myrtle and at East Plaza parking lot. The parade includes themed floats, dancing and marching groups. Leading off the parade will be the Ravenna High School Band under the direction of Drew Adametz.  Santa Claus straight from the North Pole will arrive on a Ravenna Fire Truck. Local youngsters will have a chance to share their Christmas wishes with Santa following the parade at the Buckeye Mini Mall, located at 250 E. Main St.  For parade information call the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair at (330) 296-3247or Mark Short at 330-297-1586.


Toy Drop Off

Dec 7

On Dec 7th from 9-1 there will be a toy drop off at Cole Valley Chevrolet. Toys and donations will be for the children of Newton Falls. All donations stay in Newton Falls. Please help make a Christmas for our needy kids.


Senior Citizens’ Luncheon

Dec 7

First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls will be hosting a Senior Citizens’ Luncheon on Dec 7th. The program will begin at 11:30 am with the luncheon to follow at noon.  The event is open to any area senior citizen.  For additional information please contact the church office at (330) 872-7055 or log on at: www.fbcnewtonfalls.com.


Breakfast with Santa

Dec 7

Parkman Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa on Dec 7th from 9 to 11 am at the Parkman Community House (16295 St. Rt. 422).  Bring a camera and take your child’s picture with Santa Claus.  You can then enjoy a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage & pancakes.  Kids eat for only $2.50 each and $3.50 each for accompanying adults.  Call to make your reservation – Patty @ (440) 548-2242 or Denise @ (440) 548-2939.


15th Century Yuletide Revels Christmas Dinner & Show

Dec 7

The James A. Garfield Theatre Department is having their 2nd Annual 15th Century England Yuletide Revels Christmas dinner and show on Dec 7th.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children 7 and younger. Ticket includes catered buffet dinner and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 PM at GHS & show at 7:30 PM. Call GHS 330-527-4341 to reserve your tickets now. The show includes Lords & Ladies, Jester, Herald Trumpets, Recorders, Feasting and Song.


Chinese Auction

Dec 7

New Mercies Community Church at the corner of Butternut and Aquilla roads is holding a Chinese auction on Dec 7th. Doors open at 4pm, auction starts at 6pm. Admission is $5 with 25 bidding tickets and $3 each additional sheet some of the prizes include a $250 grand walk-in kitchen donated by Step 2, a girl’s bike, a $50 Cleats gift card and a $75 cheese basket from Cabot’s, along with over 300 other wonderful items. Food will be served all night. Come in from the cold and do come Christmas shopping with us.


Winter Craft Show

Dec 7

The Herb Society, part of the Portage County Gardeners, is hosting a Winter Craft Show on Dec 7th from 9-3 at the Gardeners’ Center, 5154 S. Prospect St. in Rootstown. Twenty three vendors will offer a variety of hand crafted items including pottery, walking sticks, wreaths, knitting, baskets, jewelry, dolls, gourmet candy and food and much more. Lunch will also be available.


Pizza with Santa

Dec 7

Kiwanis of the Western Reserve Pizza with Santa will be Dec 7th from 10am-12:30pm at the Hiram Christian Church located at the corner of Rtes. 82 & 700 in Hiram Village. Tickets are $ 3.00, children 2 and under FREE! Pizza, cookies, & beverages.  There is a Secret Santa Shop featuring holiday gifts $ 1.00- $ 5.00, face painting, crafts, & reindeer games.  And of course, SANTA! Purchase tickets in advance at Cortland Bank in Mantua, Hiram College Bookstore, and the Middlefield Banks in Mantua & Garrettsville


Rotary Farmers Market Holiday Fest

Dec 7

The Christmas holidays are 14 days away from Dec 7th and a perfect time to stock up and prepare for this special time of year. Jams, jellies, baked goods, breads, holiday decorations, cutting boards, jewelry, pottery, handmade tree ornaments, candle holders, handmade soaps, poinsettias, woven place mats and more at the Rotary Farmers Market Holiday Fest to be held from 9-3 pm at The Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 S.R. 44 in Mantua. Free pictures with Santa from 11-2pm. The same day treat yourself to the Christmas Tour of Homes in Mantua, and the “Country Christmas Gift Shop”, a Candy and Crafts Show at the Mantua Center School 10 –5:30.  Crafters wanted. For more information: 330-351-3035


St. Ambrose Christmas Concert

Dec 8

St. Ambrose Church in Garrettsville is holding their annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 8th at 6pm. Sacred and secular Christmas music will be performed by the Adult vocal choir and the O.K. Chorale Children’s Choir. Special guest accompanist is Pat Amor. The event is open to the public with free admission.


All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Dec 8

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Dec 8th at Saint Mary’s social hall, 120 Maple Dr. in Newton Falls from 12-3pm. Dinner includes: Spaghetti, 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, Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865


Auxiliary Meeting

Dec 9

The Auxiliary will meet on Dec 9th at 1 pm at the Post in Mantua


BSA Troop 4262 Open House

Dec 9

Open House with BSA Troop 4262 on Dec 9th from 6:30-8:30p.m. Come and see what the troop is working on. See what it means to be a Boy Scout. We are chartered by, The Garrettsville United Methodist Church, located at 8223 Park Avenue, in Garrettsville. Stop by for some fun and refreshments.


Hidden in Plain Sight

Dec 10

Hidden in Plain Sight, an awareness program for parents and other adults will be held Dec 10th at Crestwood High School in Mantua. Doors open at 7:15 and presentation will begin at 7:30. There will be an astonishing, interactive exhibit designed to resemble a teenager’s bedroom, which contains 150+ items which may be indicative of risky behaviors such as substance use, violence, eating disorders, juvenile crime, technology, risky games/challenges and more accompanies by a PowerPoint presentation and discussion. This event is presented by Bath and Copley police and assisted by Mantua police. For more info contact School Resource Office, Joe Urso SRO@crestwoodschools.org.


Christmas Party

Dec 11

Metaphysical Insights 528 will be having a Christmas Party on Dec 11th. Doors open at 5:30pm, admission is free. Dinner will be at 6pm drinks and place setting provided, bring a covered dish to share. Five free tickets for the Chinese auction. After dinner spirit messages will be given by members and friends. All welcome – come and bring a friend – SCOPE building, 220 W. Market St. in Warren.


Community Center Open

Dec 11, 18

The Community Center at Mantua Center will be open on Wednesdays 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.  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 Dec. 25, and Jan. 1 because of holidays.   Contact Susan Buckles at 724-544-6881 or Carol Srajer at 330-562-8869 if you need more information.


American Legion Meeting

Dec 12

The America Legion will meet Dec 12th at 7:30pm at the Post in Mantua


Angel Shoppe Craft Shoppe

Dec 14

The Angel Shoppe Craft Show and Santa Shoppe will be Dec 14th from 10 am to 3 pm at Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12435 Madison Road, Huntsburg.  A variety of craft and vendor tables will be there. Children should bring their gift shopping list so they can shop with our help from our adult elf, their purchases will be wrapped to remain a surprise. There will be a delicious lunch menu available, eat in or carry out.  Proceeds will go to Sunday school projects.


Live Nativity

Dec 14

The Hambden Congregational Church located at 13840 G.A.R. Highway, Hambden Twp., Ohio 44024 invites you and your family to come and witness a live outdoor nativity on Dec 14th from 5-8pm.  See   Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, shepherds, Wisemen, and live animals. Come inside and view numerous Nativity sets on display inside our original historical Sanctuary. Then continue the journey to see other   biblical scenes throughout the church building.   Don’t forget to stop in our fellowship hall, where there is a children’s craft center, and free refreshments. Admission is completely FREE!


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.


Seneca Ponds & Black Maple Woods

Dec 14

Join naturalist Bob Faber at 1:00pm on Dec 14th to explore two preserved natural areas and some surprise accidental preserves tucked into the landscape of busy Streetsboro. Seneca Ponds is a Portage Park with trails traversing several types of woodland communities on the edge of the headwaters of Tinkers Creek. Black Maple Woods is a forested area of the city park that contains large old growth trees including the rare and unusual black maple. Leader: naturalist Bob Faber. Fee: $8 for members of the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station ($10 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.


Breakfast with Santa

Dec 14

The Palymra Fire Department and the Palmyra Fireflies will be hosting the 7th Annual “Breakfast with Santa.”  The breakfast will be held at the Palmyra fire station on Dec 14th from 8-11am.  Santa will be arriving at 8:30 am on a fire truck!  Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage and a beverage.  Cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for ages 4 – 10; 3 and under are FREE. Along with Breakfast with Santa you will receive one 4×6 photo and frame per family.  Additional pictures will be available for an additional $2.00 each.  Non-perishable items are also being collected to help our adopted family this year during the holiday season.  Come and join the fun with Santa and the Palmyra Fire Department and help a needy family enjoy the holiday as well.

Community Choir Concert

Dec 15

Appalachian Winter Ravenna Community Choir Concert will be Dec 15th at 3pm at First Congregational Church, 266 S. Chestnut St. in Ravenna. Freewill Offering. Refreshments Following the concert. Janis L. Harcar – Director, Rick DeMattia – Accompanist. any questions please call Debbie 330-730-2114

Chinese Auction

Dec 15

The Garfield Band Boosters will be having a Chinese Auction on Dec 15th from 2-4 pm during our “Sounds of the Season” winter concerts.  The auction is open to the public and will be held at Garfield High School.  Please also join us for some great holiday music as the high school concert band and choir will perform at 2 pm followed by the middle school concert at 4 pm.   Between concerts, light refreshments will be served and the high school “Swing Machine” jazz band will perform.  All Garfield band concerts are free and open to the public.


Christmas Party

Dec 15

The Mantua Legion and Auxiliary will have a joint Christmas party which will be held Dec 15th at 5:30pm at the Village Park Lodge. Members and guests are asked to bring an ample dish to pass for the pot luck dinner and a donation of items or money for the Four C’s


Christmas Party

Dec 19

The retirees of Local 2243 U.S.W.A. Copperweld Steel Co. (S.O.A.R Chapter 1-28-10) will have their Christmas party on Dec 19th from 1-3pm at Dilucia’s Restaurant, 2610 Elm Rd. in Warren. If you are coming please call George 330-847-2929 by Dec 14th. Cost is $11. Please bring a small gift exchange.


Spaghetti Dinner

Dec 21

Spaghetti and Meatball dinner will be held on Dec 21st at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rt 88 in West Farmington. Dinner includes salad, bread, pie, juice and coffee. Cost is $7 for adults, $4.50 for ages 5-12 and free for children under 5. Carryouts are available for $7.50.


Longest Night Service for Those Who Mourn

Dec 21

The holidays are full of peppy music, colorful desserts, and brightly wrapped gifts.  But the holidays can be difficult when you miss someone at your holiday table.  December 21st is the longest night of the year and represents the long, dark night of mourning.  Join us at the Windham United Methodist Church, 9051 N. Main St. Windham OH, at 7 pm for a time to remember those you’ve lost, and take a moment in the quiet of winter to honor them.  All are welcome.


Santa on a Fire Truck

Dec 22

The Hiram Fire Associations Christmas Santa toy delivery for Hiram Village and Hiram Township residents will be Dec 22nd at 5pm. Gifts must be turned into the Hiram Fire Department by Dec 20th. Name, complete address and phone number must be on each gift. For any questions, contact Capt. Gary Bott 330-646-1951 or Lt. Shaun Parsons 330-697-0916


Eagles, Swans & the Lost Landscape

Dec 29

Walk the trails along Mogadore Lake with naturalist Bob Faber from 1-3pm on Dec 29th. The crenulated shoreline, scattered islands, and hidden coves are clues to the rolling glacial landscape that now lies below the placid waters. As part of the Akron water supply system this area has been protected for many years. Bald eagles, tundra swans, and numerous waterfowl utilize this beautiful aquatic landscape. Leader: naturalist Bob Faber. Fee: $8 for members of the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station ($10 for non-members). Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register.


Noises Off

Jan 10, 11, 12, 17 & 18 

The Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre presents “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn with permission by Samuel French, Jan 10, 11, 17 and 18th, 2014 at 7pm Jan 12, 2014 at 2pm. In the James A. Garfield, Iva Walker Auditorium, 10235 State Route 88, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Tickets available at the door; Adults $10.00, children over 12 and seniors over 65, $7.00 and groups of 15 or more $5.00 per person. Call 216-375-0709 for information


An Invitation to Come Home for the Holidays

Jan 14

St. Joseph Parish in Mantua is offering a program to invite Catholics who are away from the practice of their faith to consider the Catholic Church in January/February 2014. Do you know a Catholic who no longer attends a Catholic church? Could you approach them in the manner of a committed Catholic and friend and offer an invitation to attend the first session of Awakening Faith on Jan 14th. It will take place at St. Joseph’s beginning at 7:00 pm in the All-Purpose Room. To register or for more information, please contact Sr. Joyce Schreiber, SND, at 330-274-2253.


Spaghetti Dinner

Jan 24

Parkman Pack 76 Cub Scouts BSA invites you to join them for a Spaghetti Dinner at the Parkman Community House,  16295 Main Market Rd, Parkman, OH 44080 on Jan 24th from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Advance Tickets: are $8 for adults and $5 for kids. At the Door: $9 for adults and $6 for kids, under 5 Free. Carry out available. For Tickets Contact: parkmanpack76@gmail.com or Call: Monique 216-337-2104. There will also be a Chinese auction. Event sponsored by Parkman Pizza