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Seeking Artisans!
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The DMRC’s 3rd Annual Art on the Hill is seeking artisans for their day-long event which will take place on July 9, 2011 in Mantua. Artisans will line both sides of Prospect Street selling and displaying their handmade works of art. Booth fee is $45. There will also be continuous live entertainment, a Chinese auction, foods and much more! For more information call Christine at 330-414-6486 or download an application at mantuashalersvillechamber.com

Ravenna Summerfest Vendors & Crafters Needed
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The Ravenna Summerfest is June 18th from 10 am – 4 pm. We are currently looking for vendors and crafters to add to the days activities and car show. Please contact Barb @ 330-2974-6684; Becky @ 330-296-1233 or Susie @ 330-296-3779

Newton Falls 4th of July Raffle
Tickets On Sale Now
The drawing will take place this year on July 4th at 8:00 p.m. at the Newton Falls City Park (winners need not be present). Grand Prize will be $5,000.00; 1st – 46’”LCD HDTV; 2nd- Apple iPad; 3rd- 15” Laptop Computer; 4th- Xbox 360 with Kinect; 5th- Kindle eReader. The tickets are available at local Newton Falls businesses now.

Summerfest 5K Run / Walk
Register By June 10
Registration is underway for the 1st annual Garrettsville Summerfest 2011 5k run and 1 mile fun run/walk. This all road race to benefit glioma childhood cancer research will take place on Sunday, June 26th at 9 a.m. You must be one of the first 200 racers pre-registered by June 10th to guarantee your t-shirt. Cost is $20. Race day registration is available for $25, t-shirts not guaranteed. Register on-line at garrettsvillesummerfest.com

So You Think You Can Dance
Register Before June 22
Sign up today for the opportunity to live a day in life as a dancing star by performing on stage, obtaining scores and most importantly being chosen the most talented dancer at Garrettsville SummerFest! Contest takes place at Slim-n-Jumbos on Sunday June 26th. Register online at garrettsvillesummerfest.com.

Summerfest Car or Cash Raffle Tickets
Tickets On Sale Now
Tickets are available for the Summerfest Car or Cash Raffle at area businesses in Garrettsville as well as Middlefield & Huntington Banks. Tickets are $20 each or through June 23rd you can get 6 for $100. Grand prize is a 2011 Chevy Cruze LTZ or $20,000 Cash!

Newton Falls Community Yard Sale
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Start planning now!! The Newton Falls 4th annual citywide yard sale is being planned for this year. It is scheduled for August 5th, 6th &7th. 9-5. Forms will be available in the villager and on our face book page. Please join us for a fun filled weekend and get your application in quickly! For more information or questions go to our face book page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Newton-Falls-Community-Wide-Yard-Sale/108474485879459?v=wall or call Linda Nord at 330-872-7788

Geauga Park District 5K
Register Now
Registration is open for Geauga Park District’ first-ever athletic event – the Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run on Sunday, June 12, at The West Woods in Russell Township. Race time is 9 a.m.; registration starts at 7:30 a.m.; and free food will follow. All ages are welcome. Find the official Caveman Crawl registration form at http://geaugaparkdistrict.org/special-events.shtml or register online at http://clevelandplaysracing.com. Registration costs $20 if postmarked by June 10 or completed online, and $25 on race day. The first 200 people collect free T-shirts, too, for being part of this exciting debut event.

Windham’s Bicentennial Celebration Vendors, Crafters, & Old Fashioned Exhibitors Needed
Deadline June 15th
Looking for crafters & vendors for July 29th & 30th, to be a part of this “once in a lifetime” celebration, to be held on the Windham Township Green. We want YOU here, to help make this our biggest parade and celebration in 200 years! Our line- up of FREE entertainment should draw thousands. No real cost as basic deposit will be refunded after event. Plus, there will be large money awards for parade participant winners too! Call Lynnea St John @ 330-326-6061 or email to: lynnya45@yahoo.com , for all the details.

Middlefield Chamber Raffle
Tickets On Sale Now
Middlefield Chamber of Commerce is holding a raffle for a 50” Samsung TV from RadioActive in Middlefield. Tickets are $5 for 1 ticket / $20 for 5 tickets. You can get a ticket from any members of the Middlefield Chamber, or contact the Chamber Office 440-632-5705. Raffle proceeds go toward the Scholarship fund, which focuses on displaced workers getting back into the workforce.

Huntsburg Congregational Church Bible Study
Thursday Nights
Huntsburg Congregational Church has a new Bible Study on Thursday nights at 7:00pm at the church, 12435 Madison Road, Huntsburg, just south of US322 on SR528. 440-636-5504 for any info.

Hilltop Opens Backdoor
Tuesdays & Fridays
Economy got you down? Let us help…part of the ministry of Hilltop Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Mantua is to help those who simple need a litlle assistance. Visit the BackDoor for gently used household goods donated by people who seek to help. While some items have very moderate prices, most are available at no charge. The room is open every Tuesday 1 – 4 pm and Friday 1 – 3 pm. Enter our BackDOor from the parking lot behind the church located at 4572 West Prospect St in Mantua.

Senior Combine
Register By June 10
The 2011 Hiram College Senior Combine is for athletes who are entering the 12th grade as of the fall of 2011. Our Senior Combine is a two-day camp held on June 24 & 25 and is designed to inform you on Hiram’s academic programs, campus living, and football program The camp will include individual skill and technique drills along with a combine (40 yard dash, bench press, broad jump, pro-shuttle). The overnight camper registration deadline is June 10th, 2011. There is open enrollment for day campers. To register online: https://hiram.wufoo.com/forms/senior-combine-registration/ To register by mail: send camp form and cash/check/money order to: Hiram College Athletics, P.O. Box 1777, Hiram, OH 44234

Treasure Hunt
By June 15
The Windham Bicentennial Committee is looking for treasure to display during our 200th birthday celebration – July 28-31, our biggest celebration in history. If you own any items of historical significance relevant to the Windham community, and would be willing to share them with us for a few days for display purposes only, please contact Lynnea St. John – Chairperson at 330-326-6061 by June 15, 2011.Please be assured that your treasures will be treated with the utmost care and respect in a controlled and secured environment, and will be returned immediately following our celebration.

Freedom Township Brush Pick up
1st Monday of Month
Freedom Township will be doing the monthly brush pickup the first Monday of the month. Residents must call 330-527-4094 or 330 527-7414 prior to 8 am Monday morning to arrange for pickup. Twigs, branches and brush (no garbage) will be picked up curbside.

Windham Fire Dept Carnival
June 2 – 5
The Windham Fire Department will be hosting their annual carnival on the greens on June 2 – 5th. Rides, games, food and fun! On Friday night Rebel Country Band will play from 6:30 – 10:30 pm; Bringing Benatar will appear on Saturday from 6 – 10 p.m.

Semi-Annual Pythian Sister Rummage & Bake Sale
June 3 & 4
Join us for our rummage sale on June 3 from 9 am – 5 pm and June 4th from 9 am to Noon. Saturday is $2 bag day. Lunch available. 123 College Street, West Farmington.

Revival Services Planned
June 3 – 5
Revival services are planned for June 3, 4 & 5 at Newbury Full Gospel Church, Kiwanis Lake. Full time evangelist/gospel singer Linda Weber from Coshocton will officiate. Revival services will be at 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 11 am Sunday. The church is located at 14156 View Drive. For more information call the Whaleys at 440 834-0614.
Benefit Scotch Doubles For Sheila Gibson
June 4
There will be a benefit Scotch doubles for Sheila Gibson on June 4th at Sky Lanes Bowling Alley. Bowling begins at 9 pm. Cost is $40 per couple and includes 3 games of bowling, pizza, shoes, unlimited draft beer and live entertainment.

Parents Without Partners Swiss Steak Dinner
June 4
Portage County Chapter #600 of Parents Without Partners will hold a Swiss steak dinner on June 4 from 6:30 -7:30 pm at the Kent VFW Post #3703, 500 VFW Parkway, Kent. Dinner will be held in conjunction with their monthly dance which begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost for dinner and dance is $14.50 (members); $16.50 non members.

Little Tigers Golf Outing
June 4
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be hosting their 2nd annual golf outing scramble at the Olde Dutch Mill Golf course on June 4th. The outing will be an 8:00 shotgun start, with registration starting at 7:00 a.m..The first 144 golfers will be accepted.The price is $65.00 per person and will include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beverages. There will also be 50/50, poker chipping, and raffles. For information or to donate please contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-872-7027 or Heather Lyndsey at the Olde Dutch Mill @ 330-654-4100.

Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community Plant and Flower Sale
June 4
Come out to the Hiram Farm Living & Learning Community on June 4th from 9 am – 1 pm for our community plant and flower sale. We are located at 11485 Garfield Road Hiram OH 44234. Come see our craft items and get samples from our bake sale! Enter our raffle for a chance to win a gas card.

Mantua Center Garden Club Plant Sale
June 4
The Mantua Center Garden Club will be holding a plant sale on June 4, 2011 from 9am to 2 pm on the green at the corners of SR 82 and Mantua Center Rd. Perennials, shrubs, bulbs all grown locally will be available.

Texas Hold’em Tournament
June 4 & 5
Windham Fire Dept is hosting a Texas Hold’em tournament. Door open at 5 pm on June 4th and 1 pm on June 5th. $50 buy-in with a 70% pay-out. Pre-sale tickets get 5,000 extra chips. Contact Kenny at 330 219-2571 or Tonya at 330-330-8820.

Eagle Creek Conservation Club Fishing Derby
June 5
The Eagle Creek Conservation Club is pleased to announce that they will be holding their annual youth fishing derby on Sunday, June 5, 2011. The event will take place at the Newton Falls Community Center pond located at 52 East Quarry Street in Newton Falls. The derby is a free event open to all children ages 15 and under. Registration begins at 11am and the contest will run from noon until 2pm. The event has been a local tradition for years. The fishing derby is held to help foster children’s appreciation of the outdoors and interest in fishing. Everyone is encouraged to bring your fishing poles and tackle and come out for a day of fun and fishing. Go to eaglecreekconservationclub.com for more details.

Windham Free Community Dinner
June 9
A free community dinner will be served June 9th, at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main St. Windham. Barbequed chicken sandwiches will be featured. The dinner will be served from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., while supply lasts. All are welcome, bring your friends. The dinner is provided by the Congregational UCC of Windham. They are providing free dinners on the second Thursday of each month. There is a ramp access at the front of the building. No carry-outs. For more information call 330-326-3133.

Observatory Park: From The Ground To The Galaxies
June 9
Mr. Tom Curtin, executive Director of the Geauga Park District, will discuss the park system’s newest and largest endeavor, Observatory Park, at the Burton Public Library on Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. This exciting new 1,100 acre park is currently under construction and will be home to the Oberle Observatory. When the park is complete, it will be one of only 3 Dark-Sky Parks in the United States to receive this designation. Come hear Mr. Curtin discuss this remarkable addition to our Geauga Park District. Please call the Burton Public Library at 440-834-4466 to register for this program.

Eagle Evening for Families
June 9
Senior Naturalist Dan Best has it all planned out: Guests will put together a plush toy eagle food web, gather sticks and build an eagle nest model, and play two games. Join us for Eagle Evening for Families on Thursday, June 9 – 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bass Lake Preserve, Lodge, 11445 Lakeview Drive, Munson Township

American Legion Post 459 Golf Outing
June 10
The Burton American Legion Post 459 will be holding its 2nd Annual Golf Outing on June 10 at Pleasant Hills Golf Course in Chardon. Registration begins at 10:30 am. Shotgun Start 11 am. Cost is $65 per person. For pre-sale discounted tickets call Joe at (440) 286-9345.

Free Day Of Silent Meditation
June 11
There will be a free day of silent meditation with a pot luck dinner on Saturday, June 11. Call (330) 569-3376 for details and reservations.

Garrettsville Library Book Sale
June 10 & 11
The Friends of the Garrettsville Library will be having a book sale (in the Garrettsville Library’s meeting room) on June 10 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and June 11 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be a preview sale for Friends members only on June 9 from 3 pm to 6 pm. The Garrettsville Library is located at 10482 South Street in Garrettsville. Call 330-527-4378 for more information.

International Wine Tasting Event
June 11
Do you enjoy wine? Would you like to experiment without having to purchase a whole bottle? Friends of WomenSafe invites you to sample 18 varieties of wines from around the world, 6 different kinds of beer and hearty appetizers in a casual setting on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Colonial Beverage, 8389 Mayfield Road in Chesterland. For only $30.00 per person you can mingle with old friends, make new friends, learn about wines and beers from all over the world and have the chance to win exciting prizes at the Chinese auction! Please call #440-285-3741 to make your reservation or get more information. Space is limited, so make your reservation today. Proceeds of the evening will benefit WomenSafe, the domestic violence shelter in Geauga County.

Vacation Bible School
June 13-17
Christ Lutheran, 10827 N Main Street, Mantua, will be holding Vacation Bible School June 13-17 from 9:30 am till noon. Children ages 3 through grade 6 are invited to come. This year’s theme is High Seas Expedition. Call Diane Lottig at 330-274-2868 or the Church at 330-274-2849 to register. Looking forward to a wonderful week.

Hiram College Terrier Youth Football Camp
June 13-15
Hiram College Football is having a youth football camp for kids going into 3rd grade thru 8th grade on June 13-15. The camp will take place on the campus of Hiram College, beginning at 9 am and ending at 3 pm. Activities include agilities, skill development, competitions and instruction from Hiram College coaches and players. More information can be found at www.hiram.edu in the athletics/football section or by calling 330-569-5446.

Trumbull Art Gallery’s Summerfest For Children
June 15 – July 1
Trumbull Art Gallery’s Summerfest For Children – Two weeks of art workshops for children four years old and up, at Trumbull Art Gallery, 196 – 198 E. Market St., Warren, Oh. 330-395-4876, www.trumbullartgallerycom.

Taste of Middlefield
June 17
The Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Taste of Middlefield is Friday, June 17th from 4pm to 9pm at the Middlefield Fire Department. Free admission, wine & beer tent, raffles, food from our best restaurants, Chinese auction, samples. Meet your community businesses. Children’s activities & inflatables. The drawing of the winning TV raffle ticket will be held. Contact for further info: 440-632-5705.

A Taste of Fashion
June 18
A Taste of Fashion brunch, fashion show and silent auction will be held on Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at the Randolph Community (Senior) Center, 1639 State Route 44, Randolph, Ohio. This event is sponsored by the Portage County Republican Women’s Club. Cost $9.00 for the event. For tickets and more information please contact Gail Pavliga at (330) 472-2754 or Elayne Cross at 330 221-0051

Ravenna Summerfest
June 18
Mark your calendar and make plans now to attend the Ravenna Summerfest on June 18th. Car show, food vendors, entertainment on courthouse lawn. Steve Cipriano will DJ

Women’s Fellowship Trash & Treasure Sale
June 23-25
The Parkman Congregational Church located at 18265 Madison Road in Parkman is holding a Trash and Treasure Sale on Thursday, June 23, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Friday, June 24 – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM and Saturday, June 25 – 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
* 1?2 off specials on Saturday, June 25th.

Hiram Community Band Rehearsals
June 23, 28 & July 1
The Hiram Community Band returns! Rehearsals will be 6:45-9 on Thurs. 6/23, Tues. 6/28 and Fri. 7/1 at Frohring Hall on the Hiram campus, with the concert, as always, at “4 on the 4th” of July on the street outside Frohring. The concert will feature the premiere of “Windham Bicentennial March” by Jeffrey Quick, and may possibly be repeated for the Bicentennial festivities (July 28-30). If you play a band instrument and want to play, email jaq@case.edu or call 216-368-6677 (weekdays) or 330-527-0144 (evenings and weekends)

Newton Falls Street Dance
June 24
We are going to start this year’s car & bike show weekend with a Street Dance on Friday, June 24, from 7 to 11 pm in downtown Newton Falls.

Summerfest Flower & Garden Show
June 24-26
Do you have a green thumb and like to display your work? Summerfest has added a Flower and Garden Show to the mix. The event is sponsored by the Silver Creek Garden Club and the Bay Window. Exhibitors will need to have entries dropped off at the show site — the old Portage Motors Building — between the hours of 5 pm and 7 pm June 24, 2011 and arranged to be picked up by Sunday June 26th at 6 pm. Categories are open to all exhibitors except professional florists and more than one entry per person is permitted per category. All flowers are to be home-grown with no artificial flowers, foliage, fruits or vegetables allowed. For more information on the show please contact Linda Klamer (330) 527-5729 or Suzanne Wensel (440) 548-5399

Troy Community Yard Sale
June 24-25
Bargains galore will be available as the Troy Chamber of Commerce sponsors its second annual community yard sale on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25. Friday hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or registration materials contact Ken Zwolinski at 440.8341293 days and 440.834.4520 evenings.

Newton Falls 25th Annual Car Show.
June 25
That’s right. Can you believe 25 years? On Saturday, June 25, the Car Show will begin with parking, starting at 11:00; registration 11:00 to 3:00 and trophies will begin an hour early at 6:00. We are planning a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. DJ Mary “O” and area dance studios will provide entertainment. Our website is nfjuly44444.com.

Amateur Radio Field Day Event
June 25 & 26
The Portage County Amateur Radio Service (PCARS) will be holding its sixth annual Field Day event at the Ravenna City Park on Oakwood Street in Ravenna from 2 p.m. Sat, June 25th until 2 p.m. on Sun, June 26th. Field Day is sponsored nationally by the American Radio Relay League as a field operation for ham radio operators who provide emergency communications as well as a public demonstration of amateur radio activities. Community members and public officials are invited to stop by and learn more about amateur radio and the many facets of the hobby. There will even be a station for members of the public to operate on the air. For more information check the PCARS web site at www.portcars.org or contact the PCARS President, Jim Aylward, KC8PD, at 330-297-7979 or kc8pd@portcars.org.

“Weekend Madness” Bike Show
June 26
The Newton Falls “Weekend Madness” Bike Show will be on Sunday, June 26. The Poker Run begins at 12:00 noon and vendors will be set up from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. The field events will start at 6:00 pm and DJ Fast Freddie will entertain us. Visit our website at nfjuly44444.com.

Trumbull Art Gallery’s Children’s Art Parade
July 1
Trumbull Art Gallery’s Children’s Art Parade will begin on July 1 at 11:30am at the Trumbull Art Gallery, 196-198 E. Market St., Warren, OH, and ends at Warren County Courthouse lawn. Music, refreshments and children’s entertainments, which includes Fine Art Council of Trumbull County’s CHALK ON THE WALK, until 2:00pm. Trumbull Art Gallery, 330-395-4876, www.trumbullartgallery.com.

Garrettsville’s Farmers Market
July 20 – Oct 5
The 2011 Garrettsville’s Farmers Market will run from July 20th through October 5, 2011. The location will be in the Skylanes Bowling Alley parking lot, located at the intersection of Liberty and Windham Streets (SR82). The market will run from 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Vendors wanting to participate in this years market contact Jackie Rinearson at rinearson05@frontier.com or call 216-375-0709. We do not accept any vendors of non-edible items and concessions are not permitted at this time.

Garfield Class of 1991 Reunion
July 30
The Garfield Class of ‘91 Reunion, will be held on July 30 at Sugarbush Golf Club. Dinner and dancing. Tickets are $20 each. See a committee member or purchase at Tommie Jo’s/Villager office. 330-527-0100.

2nd Annual Renaissance Car and Bike Show
August 27
The Renaissance Family Center will be hosting their 2nd Annual Car and Bike Show. If you are interested in participating, send your name, telephone number or email to Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham, Oh 44288.