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Fish Dinner


Windham American Legion Post 674 Fish Fry – Friday nights from 4-7:30 pm, now through Lent. Fish, Chicken, Shrimp or combo dinners available, Also choice of two sides; green beans, mac-n-cheese, coleslaw,  applesauce and dessert. Cost is $8 per dinner, children under 5 eat free. Carry-outs are available 330-326-3188. Legion Post is located on S.R. 303 in Windham. Sponsored by American Legion SAL.


Instrument Drive


The Windham Band is having an instrument drive over the next 2 months. We are seeking any used band instruments in good condition or donations toward the purchase of new instruments for the band program at Windham. Instruments can be delivered to Windham High School to Rebecca Kresen, Band Director. Any calls or questions can be made to Windham High School at 330-326-2711 and ask for Rebecca Kresen. Checks or donations can be sent to The Windham Band Boosters care of Rebecca Kresen at 9530 Bauer Ave., Windham, Ohio 44288


Big Brother & 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. Are you ready to start something? Call the Big Brothers & Sisters office today at 330-296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org


Monday Morning Breakfast

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


Storytime at the Library


Windham Library invites kids of all ages to its storytime on Mondays at 10:30 am.   Storytime is an opportunity for both the parent and child to spend some one-on-one time enriching the child’s environment with stories, music, finger plays and movement. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive, is open Monday and Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm-6:30 pm; and closed on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.


Book Group

Forming now

Death, Dying & After Life book group forming.  Call Joseph 330-569-3376.


Praise and Worship Service


Southington UMC Praise and Worship Service (Located at the town center on S.R. 305) are held on Saturdays at 7pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Can’t make Sunday morning? Try us!


Friday Night Fish Fry

Friday Nights

Windham American Legion Post 674 fish fry Friday night’s from 4-7:30 pm through Lent.  Fish, chicken, shrimp and combo dinners available. Also choice of 2 sides-green beans, mac /cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, and a desert. Cost $8.00 per dinner children under 5 free. Carry out available, call: 330-326-3188 Legion post is located on S. R.303 in Windham. Sponsored by American Legion S.A.L.


Republican Women’s Club Luncheon

Feb 6

The Warren Republican Women’s Club’s February luncheon meeting will be held on Feb 6th, at Cafe 422 in Warren at 11:30 a.m.  Guest speaker will be Chuck Mackey from the Bolindale Food Bank.  Cost is $13.00. Everyone is welcome to attend with advance reservations to Cary Ann at 330-856-5228.


NFYBSL Signups

Feb. 8

NFYBSL – youth baseball/softball signups boys and girls ages 5-14 will be Feb 1st and 8th from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm and Feb 5th from 5-8pm at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 East Quarry. All new players must bring a *copy* of birth certificate.


Book Sale

Feb 4 – 8

The Friends of the Hiram College Library will hold their next book sale on Feb 4th through Feb 8th.  Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Hardcover books are $1.00; paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, and other miscellaneous items are $.50.  The library is located at 11694 Hayden Street in Hiram.


Valentine Craft

Feb 6-14

Make a cute Valentine craft Feb 6th through 14th. Crafts are open to all ages during the library’s hours of operation.  Young adults who love doing crafts are invited to sign-up for Windham Library’s Craft Club.  The craft club will meet once a month and do a selection of in-depth crafts. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive, is open Monday and Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm-6:30 pm; and closed on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.


Taco Fiesta

Feb 7

JAG Softball Taco Fiesta will be Feb 7th from 4-7 in the High School commons. Tickets are six dollars and will get you all you can eat beef and chicken tacos, hard and soft shells, rice, chips and salsa and punch. Proceeds go to the JAG high school softball team. For questions or ticket information please contact Coach Downing at the high school.


Spaghetti Dinner

Feb 8

Windham United Methodist Church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, February 8th , from 4:30 – 7:00pm.

All you can eat, includes spaghetti with meat sauce, coleslaw, bread & butter, homemade dessert and beverage. Adults $7.00, Children 5-12 $4.00, under 5 free.  Takeouts are available!


Pork Dinner

Feb 8

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Pork dinner Feb 8th from 5-7pm.  Dinner includes Pork, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce, bread, dessert, and your choice of coffee or punch. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $8.00, Children (4 thru 11) $7.00, Children 3 and under are free.


Russ Nottingham to Perform

Feb 9

Faith Evangelical Free Church invites the public to hear Russ Nottingham perform with music on Feb 9th for the 11 am service. The church is located at 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd, Garrettsville.


All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Feb 9

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is having an all-you- can-eat spaghetti dinner on Feb 9th  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. Cost is Adults: $7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11) and Children: Free (5 & under). Carryouts available. For any additional information please contact: Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886 or Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865


A.L. Oratory Competition

Feb 9

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will be having A.L. Oratory Competition on Feb 9th from 1-5pm. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Feb 9, 16 & 23

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will be hosting pancake and sausage breakfasts Feb 9th, 16th and 23rd. Price is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Breakfast will be held at the Post Home on Goodwin St. Call Bo 440-834-8765 for details.


Spring Soccer

Feb 10

Registration for co-ed youth spring soccer with Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is being held on Feb 10th for children 5 years old to sixth graders.  After Feb 23rd a $10 late fee will be charged.  Registration will be taken at the Recreation Office 530 N. Freedom St, Ravenna or register on-line at www.ci.ravenna.oh.us . Practice begin in early April.


Crescent Chapter 7 Meeting

Feb 10

Due to the bad weather conditions, the Jan 27th meeting of Garrettsville Crescent Chapter 7 O.E.S. was cancelled. The next meeting will be Feb 10th at 7:30 pm.


Friend of Library Meeting

Feb 11

The Friends of the Garrettsville Library announce an upcoming meeting Feb 11th at 5:30pm. The meeting will take place in the meeting room of the Garrettsville Branch of the Portage County District Library. The Friends of the Garrettsville Library are interested in seeking a new President and, if you are interested, you are encouraged to attend the meeting. Elections for officers will be held in May and elected individuals will take office in June. The library is located at 10482 South Street in the Village Park.  For further information, call the Garrettsville Library at 330-527-4378.  For additional information about library programs, materials, and services, please visit the Portage County District Library website at www.portagelibrary.org.


Free Community Dinner

Feb 13

A free Dinner will be served on Feb. 13th from 5-6 pm at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main Street Windham. The dinner is open to all! Free Community Dinners are served on the second Thursday of each month, by the Congregational United Church of Christ. Come eat at these great community meals. The Brick Chapel is handicapped accessible with new accessible bathrooms. There is a ramp at the front door of the dining room. Please come enjoy the good food and fellowship!


Valentines Dinner Dance

Feb 14

A romantic Valentines “Celebration of Love” will be held at Christ Covenant Church, Rte 87, Middlefield on Feb 14th. Dinner will be held at the church at 6:30 pm, with dancing at Swine Creek Lodge following dinner. Tickets (donation $20 per plate) will include a dance lesson at Crossroads Dance, Middlefield, Saturday morning, Feb 8th. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call (440) 632-9510 or church office (440) 632-0602 to reserve the evening. Benefit for Charity Children’s Ministries.


Valentine’s Swiss Steak Dinner

Feb 15

Windham American Legion Women’s Aux #674 will be hosting a Valentine’s Swiss Steak Dinner on Feb 15th from 5-8pm. Music by Billy Jackson to follow. Price is $9 for adults and $7 for 12 and under. This includes; Swiss steak, potato and gravy, vegetable, roll and butter, as well as dessert. For more info call 330-326-3188.


Free Clothing Giveaway

Feb 15

On February 15th from 9 am until noon, the Mantua Center Christian Church will be hosting a clothing giveaway for the area’s folks in need. Clothing in sizes to suit babies and children, women and men. Tell your friends and family to come and “shop” for lots of great clothing, shoes, coats and outerwear. All items are clean and ready to wear out the door. The Mantua Center Church is located at the corner of State Route 82 and Mantua Center Road in Mantua Township.


Swiss Steak Dinner

Feb 15

Ladies Auxiliary Unit 674 will be hosting a Swiss Steak Dinner on Feb 15th from 8 till 11. Music to follow with Billy Jackson and Larry Sterpka.  There will be 50/50 drawing and a Chinese auction.  We are located at 9960 E. Center Street, Windham. Carryout will be available. Please call 330-326-3188 for more information. Price is $9 or $7 for 12 and under. Tickets are available in advance at the canteen.


Benefit for Max Decker

Feb 15

Knock out Pancreatic Cancer benefit for Max Decker will be Feb 15th from 3-7 at Johnson Community Center, 800 Gilmer Road in Leavittsburg. Fiesta bar dinner – $8 for adults and $4 for kids.


Book Sale

Feb 15

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, on Saturday the 15th of February at 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.


Dinner & Dance

Feb 15

A dinner & dance will be held at McMenamy’s, 325 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, Oh on Feb 15 from 6- 10pm.  Tickets: $25 per person.  Tickets available until February 5th. All Proceeds to the Relay for Life of Newton Falls. Contact: Kelly (330)654-2692 or Lori   (330)654-5670


Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner

Feb 15

A spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held on Feb 15th from 4-7 pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on Rt. 88 in West Farmington, Ohio. Dinner includes salad, bread, pie, coffee and juice. Cost is $7 for adults, $4.50 for kids 5-12 and free age 5 and under. Carry outs are available for $7.50.


Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb 15 & 16

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. All ages are invited to join the count Feb 15 and 16, anytime between noon and 4 p.m. for some warm bird watching at The West Woods’ awesome wildlife feeding window. Attendees will also be able to view results as they come in on our computer and learn from Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists which types of seeds and feeders are the most successful. The West Woods Nature Center is located at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township, and is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions, and learn more about the Great Backyard Bird Count at www.birdsource.org


Family-Friendly Movie

Feb 17

The Windham library will be offering a family-friendly movie Monday, February 17 at 12:30 p.m.  Don’t forget, while visiting the library, to “Guess the Number of Candy Hearts”. You could be the winner of a candy heart-filled container to give to your sweetie. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.


Resume Classes

Feb 18 & 20

Resume classes will be offered on Feb 18th and 20th for adults. Sign-up is required. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive.


Soup and Sandwich Day

Feb 20

First Christian Church Christian Women’s Fellowship Soup & Sandwich Day will be Feb 20th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall – 17 North Center Street in Newton Falls, Ohio. Take outs – 330 872 1328


Monthly Meeting

Feb 20

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 Feb 20th at 1 pm at the Local 1375 Union Hall at 684 North Park Ave in Warren.


Pancake Breakfast

Feb 22

A Pancake Breakfast, hosted by Garrettsville’s BSA Troop 4262 will be held Feb 22nd at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave in Garrettsville, from 8am-noon. Fresh Blueberry and Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes with warm syrup, sausage and assorted beverages to drink. A suggested donation of $5.00 for adults, kids 4-12 years $3.00 and children 3 and under, free.


3rd Annual Fred Haney Tournament

Feb 22

Please register your team for the 3rd annual Fred Haney winter softball tournament. First 8 teams only this year. All games played at Time Out Sports Bar in Freedom, OH. Team fee is $125, 10 players on a team. Contact Raymond Oliver 330-524-2746 or Time Out Sports Bar 330-527-9080. Tons of raffles and giveaways. Feb. 22nd at 8 am. This is to raise money for Freddy’s children who lost their father to lung cancer.


Benefit Book Sale

Sundays in March

Book sale to benefit the Burton Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, every Sunday in March at 9am to 4pm in the Burton Public Library’s Book Cellar (14588 West Park Street; Burton, OH  44021).  In addition to books, you will find puzzles, sheet music, magazines and much more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, or to volunteer, call (440) 834-4466.


Christ Episcopal Craft Show

 Mar 1

Mark your calendar for March 1st for the Christ Episcopal Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at 2627 Atlantic St NE Warren, OH.  Admission is $2.00 and Parking is Free! There are over 50 crafters/vendors to showcase their unique items and products. We have baked goods, soy candles, jewelry, wreaths, florals, goats milk soaps, stained glass items, embroidery and crochet crafts, infinity scarves, homemade candy, glass block lights,  cards, cornhole boards, Pampered Chef, Pink Zebra, Miche Bags, Scentsy Candles, Thirty One Bags, and so much more. A Chinese auction will be held with baskets full of goodies to be given away. Delicious hot food will also be available. There is sure to be something for everyone. Come out and join us for an enjoyable day of crafts, shopping and fun. Invite all your family and friends! Proceeds for the craft show go toward our outreach ministries at the church.


Chili Cook- Off

Mar 15

The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Chili Cook-Off from 11:30-2:30  on Mar 15th in the Huntsburg Gym. Please call 330-636-5517 to register your favorite chili. Space is limited. Live music, Chinese auction, cakewalk, raffle, vendors and food.


Original Sewing & Quilting Expo Bus Trip

Apr 4

The Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is sponsoring a bus trip to the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo (www.sewingexpo.com) at the Cleveland IX Center on April 4th.   Cost of $33.00 for members and $37.00 for non-members includes admission, a free class ($19.00 value), a shopping bag, a commemorative pin, and bus transportation.  There are 3 pickup sites:  Austintown Plaza (6:30 am), Niles K-Mart (7:00 am) or Champion Big Lots (7:15 am).  Your reservation must be paid by March 21st. We will load for our return trip at 6:15 PM and stop for dinner on the way home at Bob Evans on your own.  Call Virginia at 330-847-7549.


Open House & Rummage Sale

Apr 19

The Huntsburg Grange will be having their annual Open House and Rummage Sale on April 19th from 10-2.


Shooting Stars Soccer

Apr 12 –May 17

Shooting Stars Soccer teaches children 3 and 4 years, with help from parents and instructors, the basic skills of soccer.   Non-competitive games will be played throughout this five week program and each child will receive a t-shirt.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayer is $32 and non-city taxpayers is $35. Min 10 and max 14 per session. Pre-Registration in person will begin Jan13th at Ravenna Parks and Recreation office at 530 North Freedom Street, Ravenna, you can register on-line @ www.ci.ravenna.oh.us.  For more information please contact us at: (330) 296-2864


May 31- June 28

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an instructional T-ball program for boys and girls ages 4 and 6; child must be at least 4 years old before May 31st. The fundamentals of basic baseball / softball are taught as children learn better throwing, catching and batting techniques using tennis balls and batting tees. Classes will be held on Saturdays May 31st to June 28th from 10-11:15am. at Havre Woods Park in Ravenna.  Registration fee for City Taxpayers (live or work in the Ravenna City) is $32.00 or Non-City Taxpayers is $40.00.


Hambden Grange Concerts

June 21 & July 19

The Huntsburg Grange has bandstand concerts set for June 21 with Boys Are Back, and July 19 with Fort Huntsburg Band.  Concerts start at 6 PM, rain or shine.  If it rains, concerts are held on the town hall stage.   Bring your lawn chair.  Refreshments will be available. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a concert, please call 477-2822.


Chaney High School Reunion

July 18 & 19

The Chaney High School Class of 1974 40th Class Reunion scheduled for the third weekend of July.  Please save the date and spread the word. The celebration starts on July 18th and the CHS Class of 1974 Invites All Chaney 70’s Graduates to “Come As You Were, Friday Night Fever Party”  at Kuzmans  Lounge.  Cost $5.00 per person. On July 19th the CHS Class of 1974 will be hosting a CHS Golf Outing followed by a CHS Class of 1974 Celebration at Kensington Golf Club in Canfield, Ohio.  For more information please contact Susan Callos Ryan at susanaryan2@aol.com, call 330-565-0726