Summerfest Wedding
Deadline April 29
The Summerfest committee is accepting entries for couples who would like to get married or renew their vows at Summerfest 2011. Send your story on why you would like to be Summerfest’s First Couple to: Summerfest’s First Couple, c/o Weekly Villager, PO Box 331, Garrettsville, OH 44231 or enter online at (type Summerfest Wedding in search) or at Deadline April 29, 2011.

Mantua Garden Club
The Mantua Village Garden Club is seeking new hands to help beautify Mantua Village. Meetings are the first Monday of each month, either at lunch or in the evening. Our interesting programs include do-it-yourself projects and field trips. New faces are welcome. For more information call Patsi at (330) 274-2124.

Free Book Discussion
Join in the free book discussion on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30pm. No need to have read the book, “After Life The Complete Guide to Life After Death.” Call (330) 569-3376.

J.C. Café
Through March
SJM and J.C. Café, 9445 1?2 Annette Drive in Windham, is offering a large pepperoni pizza for $10 and get one free on Fridays from 11am-8pm now thru March, eat in or take out. For more information call (330) 326-2024.

Fish Fry
Through April 22
The Windham American Legion, 9960 E. Center Street, will hold Friday night Fish Fries now through Lent, April 22nd. Enjoy fresh cod for $8/person. Public is welcome and carryouts are available. (330) 326-3188.

Eagles Fish Dinner
Through April 22
The Garrettsville Eagles Club will host a fish dinner on Friday nights from 4-8pm during Lent, March 11th through April 22nd. These dinners are open to the public.

SS Mary & Joseph Fish Fry
Through April 22
Saints Mary & Joseph School will host a fish fry at St. Mary’s Social Hall on Fridays beginning March 11th and running through April 22nd. Lunch hours are 11am-3pm; a fish sandwich and side dish are $5. Dinner hours are 4-7:30pm with a choice of baked or fried fish, 2 sides and beverage. Dinner is $8.50/adults, $8/seniors, $5/children and $2/extra side dishes.

The Tempest
March  18-20
Kent Trumbull Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” on March 18-20 at the Kent Trumbull Theatre, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW. All shows are at 8pm, except for Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $10/adults, $8 for students/seniors and $6/KSU students/faculty/staff. Call (330) 675-8887 or visit for reservations or more information.

Spring Craft Show
March 19
The annual Hop into Spring Craft Show will be held on March 19th from 9am-3pm at the Bainbridge Community Church, 17751 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306). Admission is $1. There will be over 30 crafters selling handmade items. There will also be a bake sale and the lunch counter will be open for purchases.

Public Observation Night
March 19
Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College, located on Wakefield Road, will host a public observation night from 8-10pm on March 19th. No reservations are required for this free event.

Pancake Breakfast
March 19
The Christian Women’s Fellowship will sponsor a pancake breakfast on March 19th at First Christian Church of Newton Falls, 17 North Center Street, from 8am-noon.  The cost is $5.50/adults, $2.75/ages 5-12 and free for children under 5. Carryouts are available. (330) 872-1328

Transporting Hope
March 19
Transporting Hope, the Ravenna School District Relay for Life team, will host a rigatoni dinner on March 19th from 4-7pm at the Eagles Club, 812 Cleveland Road in Ravenna. Tickets are a donation of $5/person and are available pre-sale or at the door. To make reservations or get pre-sale tickets, call Linda at (330) 297-7508 or (330) 414-6152 or email There will also be a basket raffle and 50/50 drawing. Bring your family and friends for great food and fun while helping to support our team.

Sugarhouse Dinner
March 19
The First United Methodist Church, 14999 South State Ave. (Rt. 608) in Middlefield, will host an old fashioned Sugarhouse Dinner on Saturday, March 19th from 4:30-7pm. The cost is $9/adults, $5/ages 6-12 and free for preschoolers. For more information call (440) 632-0480.

Mattress Fundraiser
March 19
The James A. Garfield Baseball Team will hold the 2nd Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, March 19th in the High School Commons area from 10am-5pm. All sizes and types, delivery available. save 30-60% off retail on brands like Restonic, Southerland and more. Free layaway! Cash, credit cards and checks will be accepted. These are brand-new mattresses with factory warranties.

Gardening 101
March 19
The Geauga County Master Gardeners invite you to Gardening 101 on Saturday, March 19th from 9am-noon. Registration is $15. For more information, or to register, call (440) 834-4656. Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road. Please register at least 2 days prior to the class.

NUMC Swiss Steak Dinner
March 19
The Nelson United Methodist Chuch will be having their famous Swiss Steak Dinner on March 19. Dinner will be served from 4:30 – 7 pm at the Nelson Community House on the circle.  Come early to enjoy the meal!

Huntsburg Grange Chili Cook-off
March 19
The Huntsburg Grange Chili Cook-Off & Chinese Auction will take place on March 19th from 11:30 am  to 2:30 pm at the Huntsburg Gym located at SR 322 & SR 528. Sampler pack $3,  cake walks, music by Bob Stanek, checkers tournament, 50/50 raffle, buy a bowl $1.  Want to compete? Call Jacquie Foote 440-636-5510. Stop here during the Maple Madness Tour.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
March 19
The Newton Falls Track & Field team is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 19 from 3 – 7 pm.  Dinner will include spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread, drink & dessert.  The dinner will be held at the First Congregational Church, 612 West Broad Street in Newton Falls. Adults $7; 12 and under $3.  Carry-out available.

Maple Madness Tour
March  19 & 20
The March Maple Madness Drive-It-Yourself Tour will be held on March  19 & 20 from 10am-5pm at Swine Creek Reservation, Sugarhouse, 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield/Parkman Townships. This event is free for all ages and does not require registration. Don’t forget your boots and warm outerwear. For more information about the tour call (440) 834-1415 or visit

The Hoover Road Preserve
March 20
Geauga Parks is protecting some of the headwaters of Silver Creek in southern Geauga County, just north of Hiram. Join naturalist Bob Faber at 1:00pm as we explore this newly- discovered preserve. Be prepared for wet and muddy conditions. Meet at 1:00pm on Hoover Rd. just west of SR 700, north of Hiram. Fee: $6 for non-members, $4 for members of Friends of the Field Station. To register, or for more information, phone 330.569.6003 or email

Hambden Grange Pancake Breakfast
March 20
Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, sausage, bacon, juice and coffee, Sunday, March 20, from 8:00am to 1:00pm, located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon.  Cost is $6 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under.

Cavatelli Dinner Fundraiser
March 20
Christ Episcopal Church will hold its monthly Cavatelli Dinner Sunday, March 20, 2011 from 12 – 3 pm. Dinner is served continuously in the Parish Hall or take-out is available. Cost is $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 6-12 years. Christ Church is located at 2627 Atlantic St NE, Warren, OH; phone,  330-372-4998

Palmyra Fireflies Pancake Breakfast
March 20
The Palmyra Fireflies are holding a pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 20 from 7 am to 1 pm at the Palmyra Fire Station, 3956 SR 225 in Diamond. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage gravy with biscuits, orange drink and coffee.  Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children 3 – 10 years of age.  Kids under 3 are free.

NF Youth Soccer Meeting
March 20
Newton Falls Youth Soccer League meeting will be Sunday March 20 at 6:30 in room 2 of the community center.  All are welcome.

March  20
Come down to the Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield/Parkman Township to join in the free fun with gathering sap. Watch and learn how it is boiled in the sugarhouse, enjoy free samples, woodcarving demonstrations, maple stirs, maple popcorn and live music. Sap’s-A-Risin’ will take place on Sunday March 20 from noon to 4pm. For more information call the Geauga Park District at (440) 286-9516 or visit

Pancake Breakfast – Hiram
March 20
The Hiram Fire Association will hold their annual pancake breakfasts on March 20 in the Dix Dining Hall (upstairs in the Hiram College Kennedy Center) from 8am-1pm. The cost is $8/adults, $6/seniors, $5/children ages 4-11 and free for ages 3 and under. You can purchase your ticket in advance from any firefighter or call (330) 569-9826.

42nd Annual Pancake Breakfast
March 20 & 27
The Parkman Chamber of Commerce will host pancake breakfasts on Sundays in March from 9am-2pm at the Parkman Community House. The cost is $7.50/adults, $3/children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.

Lenten Soup Suppers
March  22, 29 & April 5
St. Joseph’s in Mantua will continue their tradition of  Soup Suppers during Lent on Tuesdays, March 22, 29 and April 5 at Hughes Hall from 6-6:45pm. Immediately after supper, join us for Lenten presentations in the church at 7pm. Family-sized pots of soup are needed and can be brought to the kitchen prior to supper.

Swim Lesson Sign-Ups
March 20
Learn to swim with the Hiram College Water Dogs Sunday afternoons on March 27th, April 3rd & 10th and May 1st & 8th. Classes for all levels. Lessons are 45 minutes with 15 minutes free swim. The cost is $50 for children ages 5 and older. Sign-ups will be held on March 20th from 2:30-5:30pm at the Hiram College Pool. For more information call Jack at (330) 569-5343.

Troy Chamber Community Government Night
March 21
The Troy Chamber is sponsoring its 3rd Annual “Meet Your Township Officials and Appointees” evening on Monday, March 21, 2011, at the Troy Community House.  Members of the Troy community are invited to partake in a free light buffet at 7 p.m.; introductions of the township government officers and members will begin at 8 p.m.  Participants  will speak about their roles and take questions from the audience.  The Troy Community House is located at 13950 Main Market Road (US 422), Troy Township, Burton OH. For more information on this program, contact Ken Zwolinski, Troy Chamber president, at (440) 834-1293.
Portage County Republican Women’s Club
March 21
You and your guest are invited to the monthly meeting of the Portage County Republican Women’s Club on Monday, March 21, 2011 from
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the
Roadhouse – Brown Derby located at
9230 State Route #14 in Streetsboro.
Tommie Jo Marsilio, Portage County Commissioner will be our guest speaker. RSVP to Jeneen 330 687-4067

Kindergarten & New Student Registration
March 21-25
Newton Falls School System will register students for the 2011-2012 school year on March 21-25 from 9-11am and 1-3pm.You do not need an appointment and it is not necessary to bring your child. To be eligible for kindergarten your child must be 5 on or before September 30, 2011. You must bring your child’s legal birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency and custody papers if applicable. For more information call Mrs. Howard at (330) 872-5225 ext. 2301.

“Love on a Leash”
March 22
The Indian Trails Chapter IAAP March meeting will be held  on Tuesday, March 22, at 5:30 pm in the Robinson Medical Arts Building Conference Room #150.  Select “Love on a Leash” teams, the therapy dog volunteer program at Robinson Memorial Hospital, will be available for visits and to answer questions about the program.  Cost is $5.00 per person (includes pizza and beverage). This is open to the public. Contact Barb Mast CPS/CAP for reservations at 330.673.9515, Ext. 234 or

Red Shield Pantry Food Distribution
March 22
The Red Shield Pantry Food Distribution for Portage County residents will take place on Tuesday March 22.

Novelist Brock Clark Convocation
March 22
Hiram College’s Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature invites you to attend a convocation with novelist Brock Clarke on March 22, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the Pritchard Room of Hiram College Library. Brock Clarke is the author of The Ordinary White Boy, What We Won’t Do, Carrying the Torch, and the very popular An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, which received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly.  Clarke is a tenured faculty member at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he teaches English and creative writing.

Free Community Dinner
March 22
There will be a free community dinner on March 22 at the Windham American Legion.  Dinner will be held from 5 – 6 pm.  Everyone is welcome. No take-outs.

Golf Performance Clinic
March 22
Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering an adult Golf Performance Enhancement Clinic sponsored by Summa Center for Sports Health on March 22nd from 7-9pm at the RAC in the group exercise room. The clinic will look at posture, strength, and mobility and how it affects the ability to play golf. The cost is $75/ city taxpayers and $80/non-city taxpayers. Deadline to register is March 15. To register, contact Ravenna Parks and Recreation, 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8am-noon and 1-4:15pm or call (330) 296-2864.

Amateur Radio Class
March 22
An amateur radio class starts Tuesday, March 22nd  at 7:00 p.m. in the Dietrich Building located beneath the radio tower at Family & Community Services, 705 Oakwood Street in Ravenna.  Students can earn their Technician License and join the exciting and fun hobby of amateur radio.  There is a $25 fee, payable to the Portage County Amateur Radio Service (PCARS); texts are $25 and will be available at the class.  All students will also receive a one year membership in PCARS.  Contact Jim Aylward, KC8PD, 330-297-7979, for more information.

Auburn Garden Club
March 23
The Auburn Garden Club will hold their monthly meeting on March 23rd at 7pm in the Town Hall; the topic will be “Butterfly Gardens”. Public is welcome. For more information call Susan at (330) 883-2833 or

Blood Drive
March 23
It is time for our bimonthly drive at  the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Rd.  It will be held in our Fellowship Hall from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, on March 23, 2011.  O negative blood is urgently needed. We serve 57 hospitals in our area and we need YOU.

Huge Rummage Sale
March 23 & 24
There will be a huge rummage sale at the K of C Hall, 11845 SR 44 in Mantua. Donations prior to the sale are appreciated and can be dropped off at the halls front entrance on March 21 from 10 am – 7 pm  or March 22 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Sale dates will be March 23 from 10 am – 7 pm and March 24 from 10 am to 2 pm .  Proceeds to benefit St. Joseph’s Life-Teen.

Free Meal At RFC
March 24
Our regular free meal will be Thursday the 24th of March from 5-6:30 pm at RFC.

Master Gardener Program
March 25
The Geauga County Master Gardeners invites you to Companion Plants for the Shade Garden on Friday, March 25th from 9am-noon. Registration is $15. For more information, or to register, call (440) 834-4656. Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road. Please register at least 2 days prior to the class.

“Into The Woods” Musical
March 25-April 10
The Geauga Lyric Theater Guild invites you to enjoy “Into the Woods”, a blend of familiar fairy tales with an original story at the Theater, 101 Water Street in Chardon. Tickets are $18/adults and $15/students and seniors. For more information call (440) 286-2255 or visit

SSMJ Night at the Races
March 26
Saints Mary and Joseph School’s Faculty and Staff will sponsor a Night at the Races on Saturday, March 26th at Saint Mary’s Social Hall. Doors will open at 6pm, buffet at 6:15pm and post time at 7pm. Admission is $15 and includes dinner and drinks. You can also sponsor a horse or the event. For more information call (330) 872-7676 or email Julie Stimpert at

Little Tigers Sign-ups
March 26
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding sign ups for the upcoming season for football and cheerleading. The sign ups for children ages 5-12 years old will be held on Saturday March 26, 2011 at the Newton Falls Community Center from 12- 2:00 p.m.. The fee is $50.00 and please bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate. For information please contact Troy Coen @ 330-0875.

Free Men’s Breakfast
March 26
On March 26th at 9:00 am there is a free MEN’s Breakfast at RFC.  We have finished the Honor Hall for all branches of the military and would like to invite Veterans and service men to come and view their hall.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
March 26
On March 26 there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Chuch off of SR 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4 pm and goes until 6:30 pm. Dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cole slaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for children.  Phone number for take-out orders: 330-898-5607.

Little Tigers Cornhole Tournament
March 26
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will host a cornhole tournament on Saturday, March 26th at the Newton Falls VFW Post 3332. Doors will open at 1pm and games begin at 2pm. The cost is $40 for pre-registered teams (March 19th) or $50 per team at the door. There will be a 50/50 drawing and raffle prizes. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams totaling 60% of registration. For more information call Andy at (330) 565-0950 or You can mail registration and payment to: Cornhole Tournament Registration, Attn: Andy McElrath, 15050 Robinson Rd., Newton Falls, OH 44444.

Night at the Races
March 26
The James A. Garfield After Prom Committee will host a Night at the Races on Saturday, March 26th at Sugarbush Golf Course in Garrettsville. Doors will open at 6:30pm, dinner at 7pm and betting begins at 8pm. The cost is $20/person and includes dinner, entry fee and draft beer. Cash bar available. There will also be a 50/50 and Chinese auction. For tickets, or to sponsor a race or horse, call Karla at (330) 527-4951 or Jen at (330) 815-0561.

Pruning Workshop
March 26
The Ohio State University Extension office will host a pruning workshop at Stotler’s Orchard, 4567 Laubert Road in Randolph, on March 26th from 10am-noon. This workshop will count as 1.5 hours of continuing education credits. For more information visit

Ansel’s Cave
March 27
The Geauga Park District will present Gifford Grover to lead 50-years/50-miles hike to Ansel’s Cave. Ansel’s Cave Memories will be presented on March 27th from 1-2pm at The West Woods Nature Center, then hike to the cave from 2-3:30pm. For more information visit or call (440) 286-9516.

Spring Break Day Camp
March 28-April 1
Registration for Spring Break Day Camp for children ages 6-11 will be held Feb 28-March 11 at the Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department, 530 North Street, weekdays 8am-noon and 1-4:15pm. The cost is $80/Ravenna City taxpayers and $85/non-city taxpayers. Call (330) 296-2864 for more information.

Instructional T-Ball
Register March 28 – April 8
Ravenna Parks and Rec Dept is sponsoring an instructional T-ball program for boys and girls ages 4 and 5.  The fundamental of baseball and softball will be taught.  Players bring their own mitt.  Classes will be held on Saturdays May 14 to June 25 at Havre Woods Park in Ravenna from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Registration will be held from March 28 to April 8 at Ravenna Parks and Recreation office, 530 N. Freedom St. 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.  For more information call (330) 296-2864.
LAF SOMe – Dunham Tavern Museum/West Side Market
March 30
The LAF SOMe Senior Group will visit the Dunham Tavern Museum and West Side Market & Café on March 30th. The cost is $40/member and $45/non-member and includes admission, lunch, bus and gratuity. Seating is limited and on a first-come first-served basis.  SPACES ARE FILLING QUICKLY. For more information call (330) 527-5761.

“Woman of Note”
March 31
Damaris Peters Pike will perform her “Woman of Note” on Thursday, March 31 at 7 pm in St. Ambrose Church. During the presentation, Damaris will share with the audience interpretations of two illuminations of Hildegard’s visions and introduce modern versions of her chants, including those of a Swedish rock group.

Nature Writing Contest
April 1
The Geauga Park District’s 16th Annual Nature Writing Contest is open to all ages and must include nature-oriented subjects and themes. All entries must be received at the Donald W. Meyer Center at Big Creek Park no later than April 1st at 4pm. For more information call Sandy at (440) 286-9516 or visit

4-H Bowl-a-Thon
April 1
The Trumbull 4-H Advisory Committee will sponsor a Moonlight Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, April 9th at 9pm at the Cortland Lanes. The cost is $25/twosome and includes 3 games, shoes, and refreshments. For more information call (330) 637-2437. If you would help but cannot bowl you can donate for the auction baskets or sponsor a lane for $25.

Magic Workshop
April 1
Ravenna Recreation is offering a Magic Workshop for boys and girls in grades 1st through 6th grades.  Come watch professional magician “Great Brad” perform a fun and interactive magic show on a day school is off.  Students will also learn to perform some magic tricks at the conclusion. All supplies are provided. The workshop will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (during spring break week)  at John Tontimonia City Park Tower Lodge.  Cost is $20 for city taxpayers or $25.00 for non-city taxpayers.  Deadline to register is March 28 or the first 20 to register. A $5 late fee is charged after deadline.  To register contact Ravenna Recreation at  (330) 296-2864.

Parents Without Partners Ham Dinner
April 2
The Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have a ham dinner from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and its monthly dance from 7:30 to 11:30 pm at the Kent V.F.W. #3703 post home, 500 VFW Parkway (off Stow Road) in Kent.  Music will be by disc jockey Mel.

Edible Book Festival
April 2
The Burton Public Library will host the annual Edible Book Festival on Saturday, April 2 from 11 a.m. until noon.  The Edible Book Festival is celebrated world-wide every year on or around April Fool’s Day.  The object is to make an edible book, document it, and then eat it! All ages are welcome to participate in this fun and creative time – just use your imagination and make something edible that somehow represents a book.   Make your edible book at home and bring it to the library at 11 a.m. on April 2.  There will be prizes for Funniest, Most Realistic, and Most Unique edible books.  For edible book ideas, visit the official Edible Book Festival website at   Please call the library at 440-834-4466 to register.

Swiss Steak Dinner
April 2
A Swiss Steak Dinner will be held April 2, from 4:00 p.m. to7:00 p.m. in Windham at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main St.  Proceeds from the dinner will go towards repairs needed in the historical part of the building.  Carry – outs are available by calling 330-326-3926.   The dinner will feature Swiss steak, real mashed potatoes, green beans, Harvard beets, salad, roll dessert & beverage.  A donation of $8.50 per adult and $3.50 per child (age 6-12) is requested.  There is a ramp access at the front of the building.  The dinner is sponsored by the Congregational UCC.

Free Football Clinic
April 2
A free football clinic will be held at the KSU Field House (Summit Road-next to Dix Stadium) on Saturday, April 2nd from 1-4pm for all boys and girls grades K-6. Participants can expect to learn or review a variety of football skills and may register for the 2nd Annual Football Season being held at Portage Community Chapel mid-April through July. Pre-registration is not required for the football clinic. Call (330) 297-0803 or e-mail for additional information.

Reverse Raffle
April 2
The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will hold a Reverse Raffle on April 2nd at the Parkman Community House, just east of the Parkman Center of Route 422. Admission is $25 and a limit of 200 tickets will be sold. The Grand Prize starts with $1,200. There will also be a free chicken or veal parmesan dinner, a Chinese auction, a 50/50 raffle, and we will raffle off a new 2010 ATV Yamaha Grizzly with trailer. Tickets can be purchased at Edna’s Market in Bristolville or call Kayla’s Cancer Foundation at (330) 889-9600.

Troop 65 Spaghetti Dinner
April 3
Boy Scout Troop 65 will host a spaghetti dinner on April 3rd from 3-7pm at the Nelson Community House, 11639 Windham Parkman Road in Nelson Township. The cost is $7/adult, $5/children under 12. There will also be a bake sale. For more information call Aaron (330) 274-8419 or Dean (330) 274-2094.

Oink & Squeal Party
April 9
The Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459, 14052 Goodwin Street, will host an Oink & Squeal Party on April 9th. Doors will open at 5pm and raffle begins at 7pm. Raffle tickets are $2/each. There will also be a Chinese auction; tickets are $1 for 10. Food will be available for purchase through the kitchen. Admission is a non-perishable food item, bath item or cash donation for the local food bank. For tickets contact any American Legion Ladies Auxiliary member. Proceeds go to the scholarship fund.

Soccer Skills Clinic
April 9
Ravenna Recreation and Challenger Sports, the largest provider of youth soccer camps and clinics in the USA and Canada is co-sponsoring a Soccer Skills Clinic for U6 through U12 players.  The clinic will be held on Saturday, April 9 at the Ravenna Soccer Complex, U6 & U8 10:45-11:45am, U10 & U12 noon to 1pm. The cost is $6/city taxpayers and $11/non-city taxpayers. Deadline to register is April 1st.  Pre-register in person at 530 North Freedom St., Ravenna, weekdays 8am-noon or 1-4:15pm. For more information call (330) 296-2864.

Homemade Kolache
April 12-13
St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking homemade Kolache (apricot, nut or poppy seed) for the Easter holiday at the low cost of $8 each. To order contact Barbara at (330) 872-1951. Pick up times are Tuesday, April 12 from 9am-4pm and Wednesday, April 13 from 9am-6pm.

Crafters/Vendors Needed
April 16
The Claridon Sr. Girl Scout Troop 1324 will host their Spring Ahead Bazaar on Saturday, April 16th from 9am-3pm at the Claridon Town Hall, 13930 Mayfield Road. Tables are $15 each. To reserve a table, or for more information, call Dolly at (440) 635-1173.

Garrettsville Area Yard Sale
May 21 & 22
Make plans now — mark it on your calendar — the annual Garrettsville Area Yard Sale sponsored by the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce will take place on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22.  Watch the Villager for details.

Take a Kid Fishing Day
June 4
Portage County Take a Kid Fishing at Lake Hodgson is a free day open to Portage County boys and girls accompanied by an adult. Participants 16 years and younger are eligible for door prizes. There will be a hot dog roast after the event. Participants need to bring a fishing pole, bait and tackle. Pre-registration is required and the deadline is May 2nd, or the first 200 parent/child teams registered. The fishing day will take place on June 4th from 7am-noon. To register call (330) 296-2864 weekdays.

Art On The Hill
July 9
The DMRC (Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corporation), a 501(c)(3) organization will be hosting their 3nd Annual “Art on the Hill” event on Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 10AM-5PM. Artisan booth spaces are available for $45. We close Prospect Street for the day and line both sides of the street with artisans. Last year we had over 60 artisans with most reporting meeting or exceeding their sales expectation for the day! There is also a great variety of live entertainment all day long, a Chinese Auction, food vendors and much more! Applications are available online at or by calling 330-414-6486.