People Tree Donations

This year the People Tree is in need more than ever before. The suppliers of our toys in the past years are now unable to provide us with toys. Toys are needed for walk-in families. Other needed items are as follows: food, coats, hats, gloves, boots, misc. household items and personal care products. Items can be dropped off at the Library, Bay Window, Huntington Bank, Middlefield Bank, Rite Aid and the Garden Bistro. If you would like to mail a donation, please mail to: People Tree, 8309 Center St., Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. (330) 527-4097 or (330) 527-2408

2011 Chamber Calendars

The Garrettsville Area Chamber Photo Contest Calendars are on sale now.  The 2011 calendars make a great holiday gift ~ $6 each or 2/$10.  Calendars are available at Middlefield Bank, James A Garfield Historical Society, and Village Bookstore.  Calendars can also be picked up at the craft show at Village Hall during the Christmas Walk.

i-Pad Raffle

The James A. Garfield All Sports Boosters are selling tickets for a chance to win an i-Pad. Tickets are $5/each or 5 for $20. The drawing will be held on December 18th during the varsity girls’ basketball home game. Tickets can be obtained through any booster member or by calling Kerstin at (440) 548-2535. This would make a great Christmas gift!

Donut Holes

Boy Scout Troop 62 will be making their homemade jumbo donut holes during Christmas Walk hours in front of the Village Hall on High Street. Stop by for a delicious treat.

Bell Ringers Needed

Nov & Dec

The People Tree is in need of volunteers to ring bells this holiday season. If you are able to volunteer 2 hours of your time, you can help make a difference. Groups and organizations are welcome to sign up for blocks of time. If you are able to help, please call Hallie at (330) 527-4097 or Kim at (330) 527-2408.

Letter From Santa

Have your child receive that special letter and gift from Santa, send the following information to:

Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre

P.O. Box 541, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231, Attn: Santa’s Workshop

Enclosed your payment of $8.00 and please include the following: child’s name, age, address and sex of child.

All checks must be made payable to: Curtains up Theatre. All letters will arrive to the children between December 12th and December 20, 2010. For more information contact Jackie at: 216-375-0709 or

Senior Lunch


Seniors – young and old – are welcome to lunch on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Oct and Nov will be covered dish at noon at the Braceville United Methodist Church.

Child Advocates Needed

CASA (Child Appointed Special Advocates) for KIDS of Geauga County is recruiting volunteers to advocate for the “best interest” of abused and neglected children involved in the juvenile court. No particular background is required. You must be at least 25 years of age and have no criminal record. Couples may work together. 32 hours of pre-service training is provided. The next training sessions will be in March 2011. If you are interested, call Chris at (440) 279-1696.

Influenza Vaccinations


The Geauga County Health District will offer seasonal influenza vaccinations on Friday mornings from 8:30-11am at 470 Center Street, Bldg. 8 in Chardon. No appt necessary and is available to anyone age 19 and older. The cost is $25. Traditional Medicare Part B, there is no charge. If you have any questions, please call the health department at (440) 279-1950.

Salvation Sermons

Sundays in Nov

“You must be born again!” A series of salvation sermons will be presented each Sunday of Nov at 11am at Bethel Springs Fellowship. Bethel Springs meets at the Freedom Township Community Brick Chapel, 8940 State Route 700. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call (330) 298-9141 or

Fish Fry

Nov 12

The Parkman Congregational Church Facilities Ministry will host a fish fry on Friday, Nov. 12th from 5-7pm. Cost of dinner is “by donation”.

J. A. Garfield Drama Presentation

Nov 12 & 13

James A. Garfield Drama presents “I Was a Teenage Chameleon”, a comedy in TWO acts by Eddie McPherson. Friday Nov 12 and Saturday Nov 13 at 7:30PM in the Iva Walker Auditorium. Tickets are $5/adults, $3/students & seniors, and free for children under age 10. This comedy is full of funny moments, but also symbolically delivers an important message to ALL, teens and adults alike.

Public Observatory Night

Nov 13

On Saturday, Nov 13: Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will host a free public observing night from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, weather permitting.  On the observing list are the First Quarter Moon, planet Jupiter and its Galilean Moons, the Pleiades star cluster, and possibly other objects of interest. The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. For updates and more information see the observatory’s Web site: or on Twitter at StephensObs.

Santa Shoppe

Nov 13

Girl Scout Troop 1324 will host a Santa Shoppe on Nov 13th from 9am-3pm at the Claridon Town Hall, 13930 Mayfield Road (corner of Claridon-Troy Rd. and US 322). Admission is free. Stay for free door prizes. Visit with Santa from 10am-1pm. Refreshments available. There are many crafters and vendors to shop from.

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit

Nov 13

A spaghetti dinner benefit will be held on Nov 13th at 4pm at Windham Fire Station. Proceeds will benefit Lenny Polichena to help with his medical expenses. The cost is $8/for ages 13-adult, $5/ages 3-12 and free for ages 2 and under. Carryouts will be available. There will also be a raffle held for a 42” HD television and a Chinese auction.

Roast Beef Dinner

Nov 13

The Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Road in Newton Falls, will host a roast beef dinner on Saturday, Nov. 13th from 4-7pm. The cost is $9/adults, $4/children and free for ages 4 and under.

After Prom Scotch Doubles

Nov 13

The J. A. Garfield Junior Class will sponsor their annual Scotch Doubles Bowling to raise funds for prom. Join in the fun on Saturday, Nov 13th from 5-8:30pm. The cost is $35/couple and includes bowling, shoes, pizza and pop. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and gift baskets/items will be raffled off.

Free Movie

Nov 13

Braceville United Methodist Church, 577 Park Drive in Braceville, will host a free movie, Time Changer, on Nov 13th at 6:30pm. You must see for yourself what happens in the future. For more information call (330) 898-5607.

Indoor Garage Sale

Nov 13

The First Church of God, 426 West Broad Street, Newton Falls, will host the annual indoor garage sale on Nov 13th from 8:30am-5pm in the fellowship hall. Homemade crafts, baked goods, clothing, furniture and more. Something for everyone.

4 C’s 2010 Craft Show

Nov 13

The 4 C’s food cupboard will host the 2010 Craft Show on Nov 13th from 9am-3pm at the Shalersville Town Hall on the corner of Rts. 44 and 303. Twenty-two crafters with a variety of unique items will be on display. Lunch will also be offered and includes homemade soups, chili, sandwiches, homemade pies and desserts. There will also be a quilt raffle and door prizes raffled throughout the day with a grand prize raffled at the end of the show (winner need not be present). For every non-perishable food item donated to the 4 C’s, a free raffle ticket will be given. Raffle tickets may also be purchased at the door. Please come and support the 4 C’s Food Cupboard.

Holiday Arts & Craft Show

Nov 13

St. John Parish, 36125 Aurora Road, will hold the 2nd annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, Nov 13th from 9am-3pm. Admission is free. For table rental information call (216) 570-8201.

St. Anselm Christmas Boutique

Nov 13

St. Anselm’s Women’s Guild Christmas Boutique will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13th from 9am-4pm at the St. Anselm Church, 13013 Chillicothe Rd. in Chesterland. Anyone wishing vendor space may contact Karen at (440) 729-2476 or There will also be a snack bar, bake sale and raffles. $1 donation for admission enters you in the door prize drawing.

Two-Grand Dinner

Nov 13

The James A Garfield band boosters will host a Two-Grand Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 13th at 6pm at Sugarbush Golf Club. Join us for a reverse raffle/silent auction to benefit the Marching Pride uniform fund. Our current uniforms are over 27 years old! Tickets include dinner, chance at prizes and a grand prize of $2000. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $40/person. Call Judy at (330) 687-0630 or Laura at (330) 527-4341.

St. Joseph Christmas Boutique

Nov 14

St. Joseph’s Garden Club will host the 26th annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, Nov. 14th from 9:30am-4pm at St. Joseph’s Church, Hughes Hall, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. in Mantua. The boutique features handmade arts, crafts and needlework. Admission is free and there is ample parking. Door prize drawings will be held every half-hour. Food available all day.

Ice Age Program

Nov 14

Geauga Park District presents Ice Age Indians on Sunday, Nov 14th from 1-3pm at The West Woods Nature Center. Everyone school age and older is invited to join in this exploration of Paleo-Indian lifestyle with a dramatic survival game, caribou hunting simulation and bartering of essential materials.  Activities will be indoor/outdoor. Most will be wheelchair / stroller accessible on paved paths. For more information visit

Pancake Breakfast

Nov 14

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday, Nov 14th from 8am-1pm at 9778 Old State Road. The cost is $6/adults and $3/children ages 10 and under.

Appraisal Fair

Nov 14

The Nelson United Methodist Church is offering you a chance to see what Grandma’s old treasures are really worth! An appraisal fair will be held on Nov 14th from 1-4pm at the Community House on Nelson Circle with McGuire Auctioneers and Appraisers. Bring your treasures. There will be a dessert menu, coffee, and a bake sale.

Hiram Community Chorus

Nov 16

The Hiram Women’s Chorus, the Hiram Men’s Chorus and the combined Community Chorus will present their annual fall concert on Tuesday, Nov. 16th at 7:30 pm in Frohring Recital Hall on the Hiram College Campus. The concert is free; public is invited. New members are always welcome, beginning in the winter term. For more information, please contact Damaris Peters-Pike at or Jose Gotera at  Come. Enjoy. Sing.

Afternoon Delight

Nov 16

Leadership Geauga County invites you to “Afternoon Delight” on Tuesday, Nov 16th at 5pm at Legend Lake Golf Club, 11135 Auburn Road in Munson. The cost is $15 and includes hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. A cash bar is available. Reservations are recommended, (440) 286-8115,

Food Drive

Nov 16

Girl Scout Troop 402 will be collecting non-perishable goods for our local food banks, on Tuesday, Nov 16th at Candlelight Winery from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Please help our troop help others this holiday season.

Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 17

There will be a spaghetti dinner at the Newbury High School Cafeteria on Nov 17th from 5-7pm. Eat in or take out. $6/adults and $4/children.

Parkman Historical Society

Nov 18

The Parkman Historical Society will host guest speaker Mrs. Mildred Weedon on Nov 18th at 7:30pm in the Parkman Community House on Route 422. Mrs. Weedon will speak about The Reservation Farm.

Feather & Squeal Party

Nov 20

The Mantua-Shalersville Firefighters Association will hold its annual “Feather and Squeal Party” on Saturday, Nov 20th at 7pm at the fire station, 10303 State Route 44. There will be turkeys, hams and door prizes raffled off and refreshments available. Everyone is invited to join in the fun. This annual fundraiser has been held every year since 1944. To donate, or if you have questions, please call (330) 274-3535.

“Spay-ghetti” Dinner

Nov 20

For the Dogs Rescue will host a “spay-ghetti” dinner fundraiser on Nov 20 at the Operating Engineers Hall, 291 McClurg Road in Boardman from 4-8pm. The cost is $8/adult, $4/children 12 and under. Carryouts available. There will also be a Chinese auction, 50/50, bake sale and round two of the cutest pet contest. Submit your pet’s picture to by Nov. 13th. For tickets or more information call (330) 565-0828.

Craft Fair/Bake Sale

Nov 20

The St. Ambrose Altar and Rosary Society’s 2nd annual craft fair/bake sale will be held on Saturday, Nov 20th from 9am-3pm. Tables are available for homemade crafts and food for only $15. Santa will visit from noon to 1pm. For more information, or to reserve your table, call Dolores at (330) 569-3454 or (216) 990-3588. St. Ambrose, 10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville.

Loon Lake and Apple Pie

Nov 20

Explore the hidden trails and the obscure pathways of East Branch Reservoir in the rolling Amish Hills of Geauga County near Middlefield with leader Bob Faber (11am-2pm). Following the walk will be an optional lunch at nearby Yoder’s Amish style restaurant. Fee: $5/non-members, $3/members of Friends of the Field Station (does not include lunch). To register, or for more information, phone (330) 569-6003 or email Directions will be provided upon registration.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

Nov 20

The Braceville United Methodist Church, off St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville, will host a stuffed pork chop dinner on Nov 20th from 4-6:30pm. The cost is $9/adults and $3.50/children. Carryouts are available, call (330) 898-5607.

Sauerkraut & Pork Dinner

Nov 20

There will be a sauerkraut and pork dinner on Nov 20th from 4-6:30pm at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 4920 Fairport Road in Newton Falls. The cost is $8/adults, $6/children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Carryouts are available.

Southern Gospel Music

Nov 20

Everyone is invited to a great night of gospel music on Nov 20th from 6-8pm at the First Church of God, 9016 N. Main St. in Windham. This will be the first in a series of monthly concerts. Nursery available for up to 2 years of age. A free will offering will be taken. For more information call (330) 326-2293.

Art Gallery Open House

Nov 20 & 21

The Woodcarved Art Gallery will host their annual open house on Nov 21st & 22nd from noon to 6pm. There will be demos, refreshments, raffles, and the outstanding artwork of Jim Stadtlander, Diane Harto and others. The art gallery is located at 2881 Frost Road, Mantua. Call (330) 274-2671 for more information.

Thanksgiving Service

Nov 21

The Newton Falls Ministerial Association will host a Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, Nov 21st at 7pm at the First Christian Church, 17 North Center Street in Newton Falls. Service will be led by area pastors of the local churches. Everyone is welcome.

Art Takes a Bough

Nov 21 & 22

The Geauga Council for Arts & Culture is seeking regional artists to showcase in its Art Takes a Bough, a community art project featuring handmade holiday ornaments. Entries are due from 10am-5pm on Nov 21st & 22nd at The West Woods Nature Center in Russell Township. Ornaments will be on display and available for purchase at “Buy It Now” prices from Nov 23rd through Dec 8th. Proceeds from the ornament auction/sale always benefit participating artists, Geauga Park District and Geauga Council for Arts & Culture. For more information, or to participate as an artisan, contact Teresa Runion at 440-286-9516, Ext. 2015, or

Mantua Soccer Meeting

Nov 22

Mantua Soccer Aassociation is holding an open board meeting on Nov 22nd at 6:30pm at The Deck, 1197 State Route 44, upper deck. Open elections will be held.

Junior Ravens Basketball

Nov 22

Junior Ravens Basketball for boys and girls 4 and 5 years old and kindergarten to learn the fundamentals and skills of basketball.  Registration is Nov 22 to Dec 10th.  Junior Ravens will meet for 5 weeks on Sundays, January 9 to February 6, 2011 from 3:45-5pm at Ravenna High School Gym on Chestnut St. Fee for $20/taxpayers and $25/ non-city taxpayers pay $25.00. Stop in at 530 North Freedom St. weekdays 8 to 12 and 1 to 4:15 or call (330) 296-2864 for more info.

Thanksgiving Dinner Help

Nov 23

The Church of Christ in Windham, 9837 Wolf Road, will be giving away a box of non-perishable food and canned goods to those who are in need on Tuesday, Nov 23rd from 4-6pm. A special thank you to the KT Elementary School and Windham Jr. High for holding a food drive to supplement our food pantry.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 25

A free Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 11:30am to 12:30pm on Thanksgiving Day at the Newton Falls American Legion, 2025 E. River Road. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Outreach.

Book Sale In Burton

Nov 27

On Saturday, Nov 27, from 9 am until 4 pm–the Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold a  book sale in the library basement.  Burton Public Library is located opposite the Burton park.  There are items for everyone; books (fiction and non-fiction), magazines, vintage materials, maps, records, cds, tapes, videos, and puzzles are available.  Please enter the sale through the white door located at the back of the building.

Santa’s Collection Craft Show

Nov 27

The 10th annual Santa’s Collection Craft Show will be held on Saturday, Nov 27th from 9am-3pm. Unique gifts, crafts and toys. Free admission to show. For table information contact Carol at (440) 834-4532. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund.

Breakfast with Santa

Nov 27 & 28

The Burton American Legion Auxiliary, Post 459, Goodwin Street, will host Breakfast with Santa on Nov 27th & 28th from 9am to 1pm. Admission is $6/adults, $3/children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.

Scavenger Hunt

Nov 27 & 28

The Geauga Park District will host a Turkey Trottin’ Scavenger Hunt on Nov 27th & 28th from 10am-5pm at The West Woods Nature Center. Go on a scavenger hunt inside and out on this fact-finding turkey mission. Fun for the whole family.

Black Birch, Silver Trout and a Historic Lodge

Nov 28

Explore one of the hidden gems of the Chagrin River valley at the Sulphur Springs area of the South Chagrin Reservation near Chagrin Falls with leader Bob Faber (11am-2pm). Up and down walking in a narrow gorge and muddy trails. Fee: $8/non-members, $4/members of Friends of the Field Station. To register, or for more information, phone (330) 569-6003 or email Directions will be provided upon registration.

Band Fruit Sale

Nov 30

The James A. Garfield High School Band will sell fruit from Nov 1st-30th. Orders will be delivered between Dec 12-18th. options for doorstep delivery available. Orders may be placed with any band student in grades 5-12 or contact Judy at (330) 687-0630 or the band directors at the high school

“iHoliday” Raffle

through Dec 14

Crestwood Bands is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win an Apple iPad. Tickets are $5/each, $20/5 tickets or $50/15 tickets. The second prize is an iPod Shuffle and the third prize is an iTunes gift card. Drawing will be held on Dec 14th at the Crestwood Bands Winter Concert. Tickets can be purchased from any band patron, the high school or by calling Sue at (330) 842-0012.

Home 44444 the Holidays


The Newton Falls Area Commerce Association will sponsor the 6th Annual Home 44444 the Holidays. A parade will be held on Saturday, December 4th. Registration will begin at 5pm in the old Andretti parking lot and parade will begin at 5:30pm. The Home 44444 the Holidays Festivities will be held at Newton Falls High School on Saturday, December 11th from 10am-4pm. Join in the fun — pictures with Santa, crafts, vendors, food, Chinese auctions and more! Visit the website at for more information.

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

Dec 3-19

“It’s a Wonderful Life” the holiday classic of our time based on the film by Frank Capra and adapted by James W. Rodgers, will be performed live at the Geauga Theater this Dec. This version is not a musical, however there will still be music included at the production. A talented Children Chorus will perform. The cost is $15/adults, $13/students and seniors and $5/children 10 and under. A canned food donation will receive $2 off the ticket price (excluding the special children’s price of $5). Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For information or to purchase tickets for the play, visit or call the box office at (440) 286-2255.

Santa Is Coming To Town

Dec 4

He sees you when your sleeping – and knows when your awake – and We know when he is coming to town!! Saturday, Dec 4th, Santa will be in Windham at the RFC for breakfast. Come and Be jolly, Breakfast is from 9am to 10am. There will be food, crafts, and an opportunity to tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Pictures will be taken, Its all here and its all free. Santa will be available until @12 noon. and moms while the kids are spending time with Santa take some time for yourself and view the craft show going on all day saturday at the RFC

Food Pantry Donations

Dec 4

Girl Scout Troop 751 will be collecting non-perishable goods for the 4C’s Food Pantry, serving the Crestwood community, on Saturday, Dec 4th at the Hiram Christian Church from 9am to noon. Help your neighbors this holiday season with a donation.

Night at the Races

Dec 4

Mantua Soccer Association will host A Night at the Races with the District One National Show Horse Association on Saturday, Dec 4th from 6pm-midnight at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 11845 St. Rt. 44 in Mantua. The cost is $35/couple or $20/single and includes dinner, beer and wine. There will also be a silent auction, raffles, sideboards and instant bingo. Name your own horse for $10. Call Janice (330) 474-1346 or Russ (330) 562-9570.

Cornhole Tournament

Dec 4

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will host a cornhole tournament on Saturday, Dec 4th at the VFW Post #3332. The doors will open at 1pm and the games will begin at 2pm. The cost is $30/pre-registered teams and $40/teams registering at the door. No one under 21 will be permitted. There will be concessions available along with a 50/50 drawing and raffle prizes. Form more information, or to register, call Andy at (330) 565-0950 or