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Closed Circuit TVs Available For Rent
On-Going
The Portage County Society of the Blind has closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) available for rent. Rental fees are $5 a month. A CCTV magnifies printed material onto a monitor. Reading mail and the newspaper are things that may be possible again. If you know someone who would benefit from a CCTV please call Dorothy Jones at 330 296-4060.

Vendors Wanted For Freedom Day
Register Today
Spaces are now available for crafters, artisans and musicians for the Freedom Day Picnic and Celebration. Show your skills on August 21. For information call Jim (330)527-2855 or John (330)527-4094.

Balloon-A-Fair Seeks Vendors & Exhibitors
Register Today
The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is seeking craft vendors, exhibitors, food vendors, local businesses & agencies to set up booths September 17 in downtown Ravenna & Sept 17 & 18 at SUNBEAU Valley Farm on St. Rt. 59, Ravenna. For booth space price and application call Judy Tompkins, Booth Chairperson at 330-527-5695. For general questions call 330-296-FAIR.

2011 Balloon-A-Fair Seeks Parade Entries
Register Today
Parade applications are still available. Parade line up begins at 7:00 am and the parade step off at 9:00 AM Saturday, September 17, in beautiful downtown Ravenna. The All American Judges will be judging the parade. Parade entries are encouraged to stay for the opening ceremony when the parade winners will be announced. Entries should focus on this year’s theme, “Patchwork Skies”. For more information call the BAF Hotline (330) 296-FAIR.

Donations Appreciated
On-Going
Donations are being accepted at this time for the purchase of a headstone in Laura Ritchey’s honor. If you would like to make a donation, please send a check to Laura Ritchey Memorial Fund, 10860 North Street Apt. 19, Garrettsville, OH  44231. If you should have any questions, please feel free to call Linda Ritchey at 330.527.0502.

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.

2nd Annual BBQ Rib Dinners
Fridays In August
The Mantua council Knights of Columbus is conducting their Second Annual Bar-B-Q Rib Dinner Fridays during August 2011.  Dinners served Fridays August 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 4-7 PM.  Mantua K of C is located on State Route 44 just north of Route 82 in Mantua, Ohio.

JAG Youth Cheer Camp
Register Today
All girls ages 5 – 12 are invited to attend the JAG Youth Cheer Camp being held Aug 23-25 from 6-8 pm in the JAG Middle School gym.  Cost is $35 and includes a FREE T-Shirt when you register and pay by August 15th.   Contact Coach Terry at 330 360-9122 or tclutter8002@yahoo.com with any questions or to register.

Crafters Wanted
Call Today
Renaissance Family Center is looking for crafters for their annual craft show Nov. 11th and 12th 2011. Call (330)326-3003.

Free Summer Food Program
Through  Aug 19
There is a free summer food program running through Aug. 19th at the Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr, Windham. Any child 1-18 years old is welcome. Breakfast is from 9-9:30 am and lunch is served from Noon – 1:30 Monday – Friday.

Summer Programs
On-going
Renaissance Summer Programs are Wednesday – Friday 1:30-3:30pm ages 5 through 12. We have cooking, wood-working, guitar and piano lessons, Health Fair, volleyball, anti drug, concert. All at the Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Drive Windham.

Lake Milton Farmers Market
Through October
2011 Lake Milton Farmers Market is now open.  The market will run every Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. through October.  The market is located at the Lake Milton Amphitheater, located just north of the swim beach and south of the dam on Grandview Road.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Garrettsville’s Farmers Market
Through – Oct 5
The 2011 Garrettsville’s Farmers Market will run on Wednesdays  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.

Flag Football Registration
Through Aug 19
Registration for Flag Football with Ravenna Recreation and Ravenna Police Association is August 1 to August 19 for youth entering grades 1 through 6.  This is a recreational /instructional league.  Games will be played against teams in our league as well as teams from Kent and Stow.  Practice scheduled to begin early September during the week; games are scheduled on Saturdays beginning Sept. 24, 2011.  Fee for Ravenna city taxpayers is 35.00, non-city taxpayer is $43.00.  A $10.00 fee will be added after August 19 IF ANY OPENINGS are available.  For more info, contact 330-296-2864, weekdays 8:00 to 12 noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Outdoor Movie @ RFC
Aug 5
Renaissnce Family Center invites you to our Outdoor Movie. Free popcorn. Show starts at dusk, bring lawn chairs, blankets or sit in your car.

North Jackson (Mahoning County, Ohio) Community Wide Yard Sales Days
Aug 5&6
Friday August 5th and Saturday August 6th starting at 9 AM there will be  200+ addresses listed on a map locating sales throughout the entire township.  Maps available at 11349 West Mahoning Avenue and businesses August 5th.   Free parking and Live music by Steve Frazzini at this location.

Come Shop With Us For Bargains
Aug 5-7
Newton Falls Community Wide Yard Sale will be held Aug 5, 6, & 7th from 9am  – 5pm.  Over 65 different addresses to shop at, you’ll be sure to find something you need. Maps will be available at area businesses, and online at our facebook page and
the community website. Join us for our 4 th fun filled year. Sponsored by the area commerce association.

Bridge To A Cure  Sale
Aug 5 & 6
Bridge to a Cure Relay for Life Team is participating in the Newton Falls Community Yard sale on Friday and Saturday, August 5 & 6th from 9-5. We will be set up at Ella Johnson’s parking lot, 127 N Canal Street.  Guy’s Award Winning Ribs and Dip n Dots will be there too.  We have a wide range of high quality items to sell as well as baked goods.  All proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life.  Come help us raise money for a cure!!!

11th Annual Ledgewood BBQ
Aug 6
The men of the Ledgewood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will hold their 11th community barbecue on the grounds of the church on Saturday, August 6 starting at 4:30 PM  and serving until 7:30.  In addition to great smoked pork BBQ ribs, chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans and potato salad will be served.  The church is located at 8261 Kinsman Rd. (State Rte 87) in Russell Twp. 1?4 mile west of Rte. 306.  Tickets are $12.00 for adults and young adults;   $6.00 for school children under 12, and FREE for pre-schoolers.  Advanced reservations may be made by calling  Jim Lucas at 440 338-1322 or Tom Sipos at 440 729-7142.

Portage County Crushers Tryouts
Aug 6
The Portage County Crushers 2012 11U Travel Baseball Team will hold
tryouts on Saturday, August 6th from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Freedom Community Park.  Players can’t turn 12 before May 1st, 2012
For more information, call 330-687-0387

Free Youth Archery Clinic
Aug 6
The Eagle Creek Conservation Club will be conducting a youth archery clinic on Saturday, August 6, 2011.  The event will take place at the club property located at 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430. The event is free and open to all children ages 7 to 15. Doors open at 9:30am and the fun will start at approximately 10am. This program is designed to help foster children’s interest in archery and provide a basic knowledge of the sport. All youth archers will be taught basic safety and shooting techniques. All equipment needed for the day is provided by the club but you are welcome to bring your own as well. Come out and join us for some fun. Call (330) 872-1075 for more information.

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner
Aug 6
A benefit Spaghetti Dinner?for Eric “Dub” Warner will be held on August 6th from 4pm to 7pm?at LaBrae High School. ?Donations: $7.00 adults;  children 4 to 8 $4.00; ?kids 3 and under free?. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction & a?Chinese auction. The door prize is a gas grill – winner need not be present.  Eric was in an auto accident resulting?in the amputation of his left leg,. He is not able to receive sick pay and  his bills are mounting. Donations may be sent to ?Craig Householder at?775 Althea Ave., Warren, OH 44483

Back To School Bash
Aug 6
Join the  us  for our back to school bash at Southington Baptist Church at 4395 St. Rt. 534 (North of Southington Center) on Saturday, August 6th from 4 – 7 p.m.. Southern Gospel Music Singer Mark Allen Chapman will be in concert at 5pm. Free school supplies for children while they last.  For more info ph: 330.766.2410  Please bring a chair.

Warren Family Mission Benefit Auction
Aug 6
There are thousands of items being auctioned off at 361 Elm Rd NE, Warren.  We have furniture, household goods, home improvement items (sinks, toilets, shower doors, windows, etc.), hardware, cabinets, antique collectibles, commercial cooking equipment & exercise equipment, and more… Any questions please call (330)219-0846. All items must be removed from the Mission premises day of sale, unless arrangements are made.We will accept cash, good checks, MC/Visa 5% Buyer’s Premium. Proceeds benefit Warren Family Mission

Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run
Aug 6
The 10th Annual Brittany Myers Memorial Poker Run will take place on Saturday, August 6th. Registration starts at 10AM at the Windham American Legion Hall.  2 or 4 wheels are welcome.  All proceeds go toward the Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund and Special Needs Program at James A Garfield and the Youth Softball League. Call Jamie Cain (330) 221-6338 or Becky Gough (330) 815-2575 for details.

Square Dance
Aug 6
Come One, Come All! The Akron Federation Beginners Square Dance will be held on Aug 6th from 2-5 pm at the VFW Hall, 500 VFW Parkway in Kent.  Cost is $5 for adults; children 12-17 are $2. No experience needed! Bring your family, friends and a snack to share!

Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic
Aug 6
Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from  on Saturday, Aug 6th, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Swine Creek Lodge, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield, Ohio.  Please bring a dish to pass, lawn chairs and your water.  Electricity is available, but there is not water available.  We will provide punch, ice tea and hot dogs.  We plan on eating at 4:00 p.m.   Call 330-569-7057 (Maryan) or 440749-0518 (Jeannie) for additional information.

Bluegrass / Gospel Festival
Aug 6
General Assembly Church of God at Newton Falls, OH announces its 4th Annual Bluegrass/Gospel Music Festival. The Festival will be held on the church grounds, located at 2021 East River Road in Newton Falls, OH on Saturday August 6, 2011 from 2:00 – 8:00 pm. Food and refreshments will be available to purchase. There will be a bounce house, snow-cones, cotton candy and plenty of family fun for the kids.Admission will be on a donation basis at the entrance, but a recommendation of at least $5.00 per adult is suggested, with youth admitted free. Handicap parking will be available. For further information, or if you wish to help, or donate to the festival in any way, call Joe Click at (330) 979-4882.

It’s Not Too Late To Donate
Through Aug 7
Help our local children and the children of tornado-stricken Joplin, MO. Open your heart and help a child. Our goal is to fill a horsetrailer with school supplies by Sunday, Aug 7th. For more information contact the Garrettsville United Methodist Church at 330 527-2055.

Open Baptismal Service
Aug 7
Open Baptisimal Service, August 7th at 11:00am. Open to all those that have never been baptised. You are welcome to come and be baptised with others as being obedient to the Lord. Call Pastor Bruce Wells, First Chuch of God, 9016 North Main St, Windham at 330 794 5131 for more information.

Free School Supplies
Aug 7
The Newton Falls American Legion, 2025 East River Road will be hosting a free school supply giveaway on Sunday, Aug 7th from 3-4 pm ~ while supplies last.  Children must be present.

Little Tigers Meeting
Aug 7
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their monthly meeting on August 7, 2011 at the Newton Falls Community Center. The meeting will  start at 4:00 p.m. and is open to the public.

Parkman Congregational Church VBS
Aug 8 – 11
Parkman Congregational Church will be holding their Vacation Bible School August 8th – 11th (Mon. – Thurs.) from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Registration forms can be picked-up at the church M-F from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or call the church at 440-548-4829 or send an email to parkmanchurch@windstrem.net to request a form.

VBS at Burton Congregational Chuch
Aug 8-11
Burton Congregational Church will hold Vacation Bible School for pre-K through Grade 6 on August 8 -11 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.  The theme this year is “Discovering the Friends of Jesus” and will include stories, music, crafts and games.  All children are welcome and may register at the first session on Monday, August 8 at 6:30.  For more information, please call Sarah Siewert at 440-313-2429.  An adult bible school, “The Parables of Jesus through Middle-Eastern Eyes,”  will be held at the same time.  Parents of children attending VBS are cordially invited, as our any other interested adults who may wish to participate.  The adult class will be led by the Rev. Rod Funk, interim minister.  If you are interested in participating in the adult class, please call the Burton Congregational Church at 440-834-4495.

Ready for the adventure of a Lifetime?
Aug 8-12
Kids will discover that God is wild about them at the PandaMania Vacation Bible School which the The First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls, is hosting Aug 8th to 12th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. for children 3 yrs to 6th grade.  There will be crafts, games, songs, and treats.  To register your child for this life changing adventure, please call 330-898-4637, 330-281-0606, or stop by the church for a registration form.

Freedom Twp. School Room Mothers Luncheon
Aug 9
The Freedom Township School Room Mothers’ 2011 luncheon will be held at noon, Tuesday, Aug 9th at the Freedom Township Hall. All mothers who have fond memories of their child’s school years at the Freedom School are invited. Those attending should bring a dish to share with serving utensils and their own table service including cup.  For more info call Elaine Duffield at 330 296-3568.

Troy Idol Auditions
Aug 10
Auditions for Troy Idol will be held on Aug 10th  at 6:30 pm at the Troy Community Center, 13950 Main Market Rd.  Entry fee is $5.

Red Cross Babysitting Class
Aug  11 & 18
This is a great $85.00 value for free from the Red Cross. Girls and Guys who wish to take the Red Cross Babysitting class The classes will be held Aug. 11th and 18th. from 1:30 –3:30 pm at the Renaissance Center  Ages 12-18 and you get a certificate after the class. Please call RFC 330-326-3008 to sign up or stop in the Center.  Limit 12 to a class.
Down By The River – Canoeing, Bluegrass, Food, & Fun
Aug 12
Camp Hi will be hosting a concert and picnic on Friday, August 12 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Enjoy canoeing and kayaking, food to purchase, and field games (water balloons, minute-to-win-it) and a concert by The Hiram Rapids Stumblers bluegrass band. Bring your lawn chairs, BYOB, and enter the pie-baking contest for a prize.  Admission is $5.00 per person, and all proceeds benefit the national award-winning Crestwood Scarlet Guard Marching Band. Camp Hi is located at 12274 Abbott Road in Hiram Twp. Call 330-626-5152 for additional information.

Fish Fry
Aug 12
Garrettsville Eagles are hosting a fish fry on Aug 12 from 4-8 pm at 8149 Water Street. $8 per person. All invited. Open to the public!

Music Camp Concert
Aug 12
The James A Garfield music department invites you to attend a concert on Friday, Aug 12 at 7 p.m. in the Iva Walker Auditorium. The performance will showcase the talents of the intermediate and middle school students participating in our summer music camp. The concert is FREE and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Peach Pies Needed
Aug 13
Calling all bakers!!  The Garrettsville Area Chamber is in need of approximately 50 homemade peach pies for their annual Peach Social being held on Aug. 13th.  If you would like to help, please contact Rick at 330 687-9637.  Any donations will be greatly appreciated!

Penn-Ohio Annual Coin Show
Aug 13
The Penn-Ohio Wooden Money Collectors Club will be holding their annual coin show on August 13th, from 9-5 at the Red Maple Inn, 14707 South Cheshire Street?  Burton, OH 44021?Free Admission, Drawings & Door Prizes

Portage County Republican Party Family Picnic
Aug 13
The Portage County Republican Party will be hosting a family picnic on August 13 at Lake Hodgson Lodge, 5089 Lakewood Rd, Ravenna OH from 2-7pm.  There will be fishing, games, entertainment, and fellowship. Dinner will be served at 4 pm.  Hamburgers, Hot dogs, buns, paper products and plastic ware will be furnished. Please bring a dish to pass and drinks. RSVP by Aug 6 to Andy Manning (330) 678-1403;
Faith Lyon (330) 204-2232 or Jeneen Kubala  (330) 687-4067

Memorial Car & Bike Show
Aug 14
Ravenna Elks Tirpak Memorial Car & Bike Show Sunday August 14, 2011 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  $8.00 registration from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Dash plaques to the first 100 vehicles, food, prizes.  Family Place on site for digital imaging of vehicles.

Troy Idol
Aug 19
The Troy Idol Contest will be held on Aug 19 at 6:30 pm at the Troy Community Center, 13950 Main Market Road in Troy.

Steak Roast
Aug 20
The Burton-Middlefield American Legion Post 459 will be hosting a steak roast on Aug 20 from 6-8 pm at the American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin Street in Burton. Pre-sale tickets are $13; at the door $15. Dinner includes steak, potatoes, salad, rolls, beverage and dessert.

Couponing 101
Aug 20
Want to save money on your grocery bill?  Join us at Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna for Couponing 101 on August 20th at 2:00 p.m.  Michelle Filler from Filler Finds will be at Reed Memorial Library to help us learn how to save up to 90% on our grocery bills.  Michelle has been seen on New Day Cleveland and on Channel WEWS speaking about Couponing 101.  Space is limited so please register by calling 330-296-2827 ext. 204 to save your place.  This program is free and open to the public.

Cardinal Athletic Boosters Chinese Auction
Aug 20
Cardinal Athletic Boosters will be holding their 5th Annual Chinese Auction on Saturday, August 20th, 2011 at Cardinal Middle School.  Doors open at 3:00 p.m. and the Drawings start at 5:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 (includes 20 bidding tickets).  Additional bidding tickets are 10 for $1.00.  Big ticket items:  tickets are 20 for $5.00.  Door Prizes, Sideboards, Lottery Board, Money Jar, 50/50, Mystery Prizes, Surprise Drawings and Buy- a-Block-for-a-Buck.  Win up to $500.  Concession Stand Available.  At last year’s auction, we gave away over $12,000 in prizes!  We have hundreds of items, gift cards and certificates and gift baskets to give away!   If you would like to donate a prize or if  you would like to purchase tickets for this event…please call Tally Hostetler at (440) 632-5478.

It’s a BIRTHDAY BLAST!
Aug 20
Join Geauga Park District for its Observatory Park Dedication & 50th Birthday Celebration anytime 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, August 20, at the new Observatory Park. That’s right, it’s a day to celebrate the past while blasting off into the future, with family-friendly activities all debuting the internationally recognized Observatory Park. At 4 p.m., opening ceremonies will include astronomy-themed music, resolutions and birthday cake for all. Free food and activities will keep guests entertained from 5 to 8 p.m., following by a concert under the stars by Foster Brown. Then, from 9 to 11 p.m., stargaze through telescopes with the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society. Registration is not required for this free event, which is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Observatory Park is located at 10610 Clay Street in Montville Township.

Support Garrettsville Youth Football
Aug 20
The community is invited to an open house to raise funds for our youth football teams. The open house will be on Saturday, Aug 20th from 12-3 pm at the old Tom-C-Toys, 8095 SR 305. Gold Canyon Candles, Tastefully Simple and Premier Jewlery will have their items to purchase.

Faith 180 Fest
Aug 20
Join us at Faith 180 Fest, Aug 20th 11 am – 7 pm at the Village Park, 10482 South Street, Garrettsville. Concerts through the day with different music artists, food, face painting, activities and much more. Ministry tent for prayer, healing and prophetic words. All donations will be for the Vineyard Youth to attend the Acquire The Fire this October and other outreach programs.

Troy Homecoming 2011
Aug 20 & 21
Troy Township  is celebrating its bicentennial during homecoming weekend, August 20th and 21st.  There will be live music, fire department demonstrations, K9 Unit demonstrations, hot air balloon launches (weather permitting), contra dancing, Amish bake sale, cornhole and horseshoe competitions, tractor pulls, car show, and parade.  Schedule of events will be posted on Facebook, “Troy Homecoming 2011”. This is a free family event.

Summer BBQ
Aug 21
St Nicholas Orthodox Church will be hosting a summer bbq on Aug 21 from 1-4 pm. Donation per person $10 Adult; $5 children 5-12; Under 5 are free.  The church is located at  2053 North Road, Warren.

Antique Auto Show
Aug 21
The Northern Chapter, Ohio Region, of the Antique Auto Club of America, is planning a fun filled family summer event at the Patterson Fruit Farm in Chesterland, Ohio on Sunday August 21, 2011- a GENUINE ANTIQUE AUTO SHOW! The show, held on the grass at the Farm, at 11414 Caves Rd.,, 2.5 miles north of Mayfield Rd., will showcase vehicles that are a minimum of twenty five years old in 19 judged classes. It is anticipated that 200 quality vintage and antique display vehicles will attend. Gates open at 8 A.M., cars on the field by 10 A.M. and the awards ceremony begins at 3:30 P.M. It is anticipated that the awards ceremony will conclude at approximately  4:30 P.M. In order to make the event attractive to the entire family, all display vehicle occupants will be able to visit the show without charge! Pre-registration fee for display vehicles is $12.50, if received before August 17, 2011. The fee for registrations received after August 18th is $15.00. Admission for adult spectators is $5.00, children 12 and under, free. Trailer parking is available.  For additional information, contact David Heinrichs 440-668-3763 or heinrichsvintagecarshop@gmail.com.

Father/Son Banquet
Aug 27
Knights of Pythians West Farmington Lodge 333 West Farmington, Ohio cordially invites you to attend our annual father and son banquet.  The event will be held on Saturday August 27, 2012 starting at 6:00 PM at the VFW Post 7200 West Farmington 6006 State Road 534West Farmington, OH 44491.  We hope you will join us for an evening of fun, food and entertainment.  R.S.V.P. by August 24 to Joe Len 4107 Hoffman-Norton Road West Farmington, Ohio 44491 330-889-3757 email jblen0406@aol.com  The cost for the dinner will be $10.00 for anyone over 13 years of age. No charge under 13 years of age.

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.

Antique & Collectible Flea Market
Aug 27
The Orange Community Education & Recreation Department is hosting an Antique & Collectible Flea Market on Saturday, August 27, 2011.  The event will take place on the grounds of the Orange Senior Center at 32000 Chagrin Blvd in Pepper Pike from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  The Antique & Collectible Flea Market will feature antiques, collectibles, crystal, china, furniture, books, vintage apparel, hats and handbags, costumes, kitchen wares, collector plates, dolls and bears, toys, tools, vintage dolls, clothing and accessories, artwork, frames, glassware, ceramics and everything else!   The event will be free to the public.

Golf Outing
Sept 4
Southeast Portage County Lions Club  Golf Outing will be held on September 4 at Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course 2745 Grandview Road Lake Milton, OH. Four-person scramble – 8am shotgun start / 7-7:45 am registration. $65 per person. A chance to win $10,000. Call (330) 207-6040 for information.

Chamber Photo Contest
Due By Sept 7
The Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a photo contest for their 3rd Annual Calendar. This year’s theme will be “Unique Area Architecture”. This would include barns / monuments / bridges  and  buildings. We are looking for things such as unique designs on barns, stained glass, carvings etc. Each submission will require two (2) photographs.  One photo will be an up close shot of a unique aspect of the building / structure and the second will be a full shot of the building / structure. If you have any questions, please call Colleen at (330) 527-2121. Entry forms available at Middlefield Bank or online at garrettsvillearea.com.  Entry fee is $5 per photo set. Deadline is Sept 7th.

Eagles Golf Outing
Sept 10
The Garrettsville Order of Eagles #2705 will be hosting a golf outing to benefit  Eagles National Diabetic Research Center on Sept 10th at Sugarbush Golf Club.  4-Man Scramble. Cost is $65 per person / $260 per team.  Members & non- members welcome. Hole and event sponsorships available. For additional information contact Matt (440) 227-6927 or Brian (330) 979-3723.

Garfield Class of 91 Reunion
Sept 10
The Garfield Class of ‘91 Reunion, will be held on  September 10th  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.

6th Annual Alumni Banquet
Sept 17
The 6th Annual Alumni Banquet will be held on  Saturday, September 17, 2011, with sign-in being 5:00 p.m. at the James A. Garfield Elementary School.  Reservations are $17.50 and need to be mailed to:  James A. Garfield Alumni, P. O. Box 93, Garrettsville, OH  44231. Please include the year you graduated.  Friday night’s home game is against Southeast. For a carefree class reunion, plan with the Alumni. For any questions, call Helen Louise Paul Bouts at 330-309-2734

Retirement Planning
Sept 29
Wally Waldbauer has arranged for the Geauga County Retired Teachers Association to host “Beyond The Classroom”, an STRS workshop for those who will be ready for retirement in about 10 years.  The workshop will be held at Newbury School Auditorium on Sept. 29, 2011 from 4:30 – 7:00.  Pizza and salad will be served at 4:00, prior to the workshop, for a cost of $5.00.  Current teaching staff will receive additional information about this important and informative event.