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FREE Hunter Safety Course
Register Now
Register now for FREE Hunter Safety Course with Ravenna Parks and Recreation. The state of Ohio requires first time hunters to complete a hunter safety course before purchasing a license. Upon passing the written exam, a certification card will be mailed to you. This three-night course will cover topics including: firearm safety, wildlife laws, conservation, and personal safety. There will be 3 sessions offered : Sept 20-22; Oct 4-6 and Oct 18-20. All sessions are from 6:30 – 10 p.m. Classes will be held at the Apco Lodge at Lake Hodgson, 5089 Lakewood Rd., Ravenna. This course is FREE and participants must attend all three nights. Please bring a pencil. Participants 11 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is a must. Pre-register with Ravenna Recreation at (330) 296-2864 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:15 p.m. weekdays.

Volunteers Needed!
Start something! The 2011 Fall Volunteer Recruitment Campaign for Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is underway. There are currently over 80 children, ages 6-17, living in all areas of Portage County waiting for a volunteer. All we ask is that you commit to 12 hours per month for one year. Call 330 296-6655 or visit bbsportage.org.

Craft Vendors Need For Fall Bazaar
Call Today!
The Burton Congregational Church will hold its annual Fall Bazaar on
Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Homemade food will be served all day. There will be a bake sale, flea market and craft sale. Tables are available for craft vendors. The cost is $20 per table and may be reserved by calling Kathy Uncapher at 440-834-1172. Flea market donations (no clothing) may be brought to the Burton Congregational Church on Monday
through Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. – noon. For more information, please call the Burton Congregational Church at 440-834-4495

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.

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.

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 year’s 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.

Swim With The Hiram College Water Dogs
Register through Sept 10
Registration is underway for Hiram College swim lessons. In person sign ups will be held on Sat. Sept 10th from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Hiram College Pool. You can also register online through September 9th at http://www.hiram.edu/athletics/menssports/swim/lessons.html Classes will be held on Sundays beginning Sept 11 and run for 5 weeks. Cost is $50 per child. Children should be 5 yrs of age or older. Questions Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343

Business Showcase Registration
Through Oct 1
The Garrettsville Chamber of Commerce will host their 10th Bi-Annual Business Showcase on October 20, 2011 at James A. Garfield High School and they are currently looking for vendors for the event. The deadline for registration is October 1, 2011. Reservation forms can be obtained by contacting Michelle at the The Weekly Villager (330) 527-5761. Cost for the event for Chamber members is $75, non-members is $120. Registration fee includes an 8 foot table, 2 chairs, bottled water and your business ad in our showcase booklet. Once again table sharing will not be permitted and table covers are not provided. Set-up will begin at 3pm and electrical check will be done at 4:30. Doors will open to the public at 5pm.

PCDL Fall Storytime Registration
Begins Sept 2
It’s with great excitement and anticipation that Portage County District Library announces fall storytime registration begins Friday, September 2 for all branch libraries. Online registration will be available. For further details, contact your branch library or visit www.portagelibrary.org. Select “About PCDL” and then “Branch Locations”.
Branch libraries include Aurora Memorial, Garrettsville, Pierce Streetsboro, Randolph, Windham, and Outreach Services- includes Home Delivery & Library Express. Library Express locations include Aurora, Brimfield, Edinburg, Hiram, Mantua, Randolph, Rootstown, and Shalersville. Join Portage County District Library on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to see all the fun from previous storytime experiences.

RFC Free Movie
Sept 9
Renaissance Family Center of Windham, Oh invites you to a free outdoor movie on Sept. 9th at dusk. The grill is always on and the popcorn is always free.

Soup & Sandwich Fund Raiser Cancelled
Sept 9
The Soup & Sandwich fund raiser scheduled for September 9th at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church has been canceled.

Eagles Fish Fry
Sept 9
You are invited to attend the Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry on Sept 9 at 8149 Water Street. Dinners are $8. Take out available by calling 330 527-2330.

Lions Club Sausage Trailer
Sept 9 & 10
The Windham Lions will hold their monthly summertime sandwich sale in the Sparkle Market parking lot in Windham, September 9th and 10th 2011. The menu consists of Italian sausage or steak sandwiches and soft drinks. Sandwiches are still only $ 4.00. They are hot, juicy and freshly-made. Hours are 9am to 7pm on Friday, 9am to 2pm on Saturday. All profits will be used for sight-related causes and local community needs. Stop by and say hello to the dedicated, hard working Windham Lions and ask how YOU can help make a difference in Windham.

Friends of Melana Murder Mystery Night
Sept 10
Friends of Melana are hosting a murder mystery dinner at the K of C Hall in Mantua on September 10, 2011, with the doors opening at 6pm. Tickets are $25 each which includes the catered dinner and the drama. Tickets are on sale now at Millers Restaurant and Huntington Bank in Garrettsville. The drama is being performed by the Curtains-Up Theatre and will be an interactive performance. Along with the dinner there will be a 50/50 raffle, cash bar (beer & wine) and a Chinese auction. For more information on tickets call Stacey at 330 357-9946. Proceeds from the dinner will go for Glioma cancer research.

Mantua Potato Stomp Race and Fun Run
Sept 10
The 33rd Annual 9-mile potato stomp race and 1-mile run run are planned in conjunction with the Mantua Potato Festival. The races will be run on Saturday morning, September 10th. The one-mile fun run will begin at 8:30am and the 9-mile race will begin at 9am. Both start at Crestwood High School. If you pre-register, fees for the 9 mile race are $13/$18 (no shirt/shirt) and for the fun run $5/$13 (no shirt/ shirt). For race day registration the fees for the 9 mile race are $15/$20 (no shirt/shirt) and for the fun run fees are $8/$15 (no shirt/shirt). Registration opens at 7am the day of the race. For more information, call Advanced Rehab at 330-274-2747

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.

Sept 10
Spiderday will be held on Saturday, September 10 – drop in anytime from 1 to 4 p.m. at the West Woods, Turkey Ridge Shelter, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township. Children will make a yummy marshmallow spider, catch plastic bugs in a giant web and look at live spiders up close. At 2 p.m. adults will hear about spider habits and identification from Barbara Nattere of the Ohio Biological Spider Survey. Then child and adult alike will get a chance to join Barbara, nets in hand, to catch spiders outside The West Woods Nature Center. This free, all-ages program is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration is not required. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

Fall Trunk Sale
Sept 10
It’s a 1-day garage sale from the trunk of your car. Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. @ St. William Church Parking Lot. Cost in advance: $15/spot or 2 spots for $25. Bring your own table to set up in front of your trunk. Refreshments available. We will also have a book/media sale, bake sale, and a mum sale. Come and enjoy the fun. IF YOU’RE NOT SELLING – PLAN TO STOP BY THAT DAY TO SHOP! For questions, contact Debi at 330-847-6556.

Civil War Encampment
Sept 10 & 11
The James A Garfield National Historic Site will be holding a Civil War Encampmenbt on Sept 10th from 11 am – 4 pm and Sept 11th from 11 am – 4 pm. This event is located at 8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH and is Free of charge! Watch USA, USCT and CSA reenactment units march, drill and fire their weapons. Kids are invited to participate in special drill instruction! Tour the Garfield home.

Scottish American Society Meeting
Sept 11
The Scottish American Society will be gathering on Sunday, September 11th, 2011, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Main Library, Akron-Summit County Public Library system, 60 S. High Street, in Akron. Free parking is immediately adjacent to the building in the parking garage. This meeting will feature a presentation on Alaska by Marnie Sweet. You may bring donations for our Silent Auction at the International Water Aid Ceilidh to that meeting. Any and all are invited to attend our meetings. You do not have to be Scottish, but must have an interest in our Scottish culture. For more information call: Jim or Margaret Frost at: 330.882.0342, or Gene or Betty Marcus at: 330.499.1681. For more information on the Society and its activities, you may refer to our website at:

Middlefield Car Show & Safety Forces Day
Sept 11
Join us on Sept 11th at the Middlefield Municipal Center, 14860 North State Street for Safety Forces Day and the 2nd Annual Car Show. Pre-registration is $8; $10 day of show. 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, Cash prizes!! Music by Crazy Dave & Roadhouse Music. Food available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Middlefield’s Christmas Shop With A Cop.

Crazy Quilters Quilting Extravaganza
Sept 11
The Crazy Quilters Quilting Extravaganza will be held on Sept 11 from 3-6 pm at the Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Road, Warren. Featuring Sandy’s Ice Cream Patchwork challenge. Vendors, quilts and refreshements. Congratualtions, Becky from Hiram – last years door prize winner.

Annual Fall Festival
Sept 11
Hungarian Cultural Center of Northeastern Ohio will be hosting a Fall Festival at their club grounds 12027 Abbott Road, Hiram on Sept 11 from noon until 8 pm. Music will be provided by Alex Udvary from Chicago with Hungarian Folk Dancers. Public Welcome!!

Antique Auto & Truck Show
Sept 11
The Lakelands Region chapter of the AACA will be holding an Antique Auto & Truck Show on Sunday September 11, 2011 at the Astabula County Antique Engine Grounds in Williamsfield, OH. (about 4 miles west of Williamsfield on Rt. 322 – between Rt. 7 and Rt. 11). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Admission is $2.00, vehicle registration is $6.00 (half price for production vehicles built before 1935). Vehicle registration will take place from 9 am – 1 pm. Gates will open at 9 am, prizes will be awarded at 4 pm. Contact John Hulbert (440) 812-2489 for more information.

Zumba Fitness Party
Sept 12
You’re lnvited to support the Garfield G-Men Soccer Program by attending the Zumba Fitness Party Fundraiser at the G-Plex lndoof Sports Complex on Monday, Sept. 12th. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Party starts at 8 pm! $5 entry fee. Spectator seats available too! Join the party… featuring dance music styles of Shakira, J Lo, Pitbull, Lady Gaga, Enrique and more!

Crestwood Board of Education Meeting
Sept 12
Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Crestwood Board of Education will hold their regular September meeting on Monday, Sept 12 at 7 p.m. at the Crestwood High School Library, 10919 N. Main St, Mantua.
Little Tigers Meeting
Sept 12
The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their monthly meeting on Sept. 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Newton Falls Community center. The parents and friends of the Little Tigers are encouraged to attend.

Resource Night at the Library
Sept 13
The Garrettsville Library invites area teachers and educators to a “Teacher Resource Night” on Tuesday, September 13. There will be two sessions, one beginning at 4:00 pm and another beginning at 6:00 pm. Information covered includes everything you need to know to get a teacher card and a presentation of valuable library resources and services. There will be door prizes and many freebies. Call 330-527-4378 for more information. Registration is not required, but is recommended. Online registration is available at www.portagelibrary.org. Select Library Programs.

Amateur Radio Class
Sept 13
An Amateur Radio class starts Tuesday, September 13th 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 $30 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, kc8pd@portcars.org for more information. Additional information about the class and amateur radio activities can be found at www.portcars.org

James A Garfield Board Of Education Meeting
Sept 13
The James A Garfield Board of Education will hold their September meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School Library. This is a reschedule from the Thursday, September 8, 2011

Middlefield, Ohio, 1958
Sept 14
Visit the Middlefield Library on Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 pm for “Middlefield, Ohio – 1958.” See how Middlefield looked over 50 years ago through the home video footage that is sweeping the Internet. The video includes local residents from Johnson Rubber, Rotary Club, Middlefield Schools, White Brother’s Super Market, Middlefield Hardware, and more. In addition, Rick Seyer will discuss the people and history of this era. Please call the Middlefield Library at 440.632.1961 to register for this exciting presentation. The Middlefield Library is located at 16167 E. High Street, Middlefield, Ohio 44062.

Pricetown Home-Cooked Supper
Sept 14
The next Home-Cooked Supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will be held Weds, Sept 14, 2011 from 5 to 6:30pm. It will feature spaghetti, meatballs, salad, homemade desserts, bread & beverage. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12 yrs and free for children 5 years and younger. Carry outs available.

Rummage & Bake Sale
Sept 14 & 15
The Southington United Methodist Church Day Circle, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington will have a rummage & bake sale on Sept 14 from 9 am – 4 pm. Lunch of homemade bean soup, sandwiches, drinks and desserts will be served. Carry outs are available. Bag day will be Sept 15 from 9 am – 11 am.

NF Board of Education Meeting
Sept 15
The Newton Falls Exempted Village School Board of Education will hold their regular board meeting on Thursday, Sept 15 at 6 p.m. in the board room, located in the Jr. High School, 907 1?2 Milton Blvd, Newton Falls.

Parkman Historical Society Meeting
Sept 15
The Parkman Historical Society will hold their next meeting on September 15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Parkman Community House – St. Rt. 422
Programs will be Ruth Gates speaking on the Oscar and Carl Irwin family.

Card Party
Sept 15
The Warren Township Garden Club of Trumbull County is hosting a card party at Johnson Community Center on September 15th at 5 p.m. The cost is $5.00 and includes dinner. A Chinese auction will also be available. A good time to get together with friends and have dinner and enjoy card games with them.

North Coast Coin Club Coin Show
Sept 16 & 17
The Cleveland Coin Show will be held on Sept 16 & 17 at the UAW Hall 5615 Chevrolet Blvd, Parma. (Exit I-480 at W130 Street). There will be 100+ tables with over 75 nationally-famous coin dealers. Free admission. Friday 10 am – 7 pm and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. Free Appraisals.

Rummage Sale
Sept 16 & 17
St. Michael’s Church on Ridge Road in Newton Falls will be hosting a rummage sale. Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17. 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Bodenstash Cancer Benefit Pull
Sept 17
On September 17, the Columbiana County Antique Tractor Association is having a John Bodenstash Cancer Benefit. John has pulled his Cockshutt 40 with a Ford V8 engine at CCATA pulls for four years along with pulling at other clubs. He is a motorsports enthusiast. John runs a Funny Car at drag races, has a motorcycle and is an engine builder. He builds racing engines and pulling engines. The pull will be at the Mile Branch Grange track, Knox School Road in Alliance. Weigh-in will be at 4:00 with the pull starting at 5:00. Any non-member who wants to come and support John, will not be charged a membership fee to pull. There are bleachers for those wanting to watch and a concession stand. For more information call 330-771-0545 / 330-565-2771 or go to our website www.ccata.squarespace.com.

Shalersville Historical Society Fundraiser
Sept 17
We will be holding a salad, soup, hot dog, dessert and extras buffet on September 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Shalersville Town Hall. This fund raiser will help keep the heat and lights on for the coming winter. Everyone is welcome to come and have a good meal. Adults (11 & up) $6.00. $3.00 for those 10 to 4 and under 3year olds are free

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

Do You Ishnan?
Sept 17
“THE SECRET OF THE SIKHS” IS THE SECRET TO SILKY SKIN Join us as we tour the world in search of simple, fast and healthful beauty rituals. First stop? Ancient India. Learn Ishnan – the secret of the Sikhs PLUS you’ll join in a detailed demonstration of the Dry Body Brushing Technique. Bring friends, bring your daughters, to learn these easy & healthful self-care techniques! If summer’s left your skin high and dry, this workshop is the answer. Admission is free but reservations are strongly suggested as classes fill rapidly. Email soapplease1@aol.com for full details and be sure to choose the Streetsboro location. September 17 at Noon in Market Square, 9292 Market Square Drive, Streetsboro, OH 44241 330-212-3135

7th Annual Vatra
Sept 17
The 7th Annual Vatra hosted by the Carpatho-Rusyn Society will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 from noon to midnight at the Shrine of Mariapoch, 17486 Mumford Rd, Burton, Ohio. The event is free and under roof and will happen rain or shine. Come join us for songs and dances from Eastern Europe, ethnic foods, genealogy help, children’s activities and ethnic sales items. Call Bonnie at (440) 729-2045 or Jim at (330) 544-0107 for more information.

Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 18
An ALL YOU CAN EAT Spaghetti Dinner will be held from 12 pm- 3 pm at Saint Mary’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner includes: spaghetti & meatballs, salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and dessert (Carry out available). Adults:$6.50; Children: $3.00 (6-11) Children 5 & under FREE

Benefit Ride
Sept 18
Camp Ho Mita Koda 22nd annual benefit ride sponsored by Blue Knights Oh XV will be held in memory of Mark Laccheo on Sunday September 18, 2011. The ride will be at 14040 Auburn Rd. Newbury, Oh with registration 10:00am – 11:45am. Flag raising by the Young Marines. Ride departs at noon. $15 for drivers & $10 for passengers. Escorted ride will be approximately 1 hour and will return to the camp for lunch, door prizes and raffles. A photographer will be available at the camp to take pictures of you and your bike! For more information call: Ed Balzicki @ 440.357.7916 or Mike Bowen @ 440.585.9867. All proceeds go to camperships for children with diabetes

School of Healing
Sept 18
On Sunday, September 18, at 6pm, the Freedom Prayer Room will be hosting a one night School of Healing with Pastor Sherry Evans of Covenant Church. Pastor Sherry has seen many healings in and out of her church as well almost daily on Facebook. Come join us at 7845 State Route 303, Windham, OH, to learn more about Biblical healing and to receive prayer for physical or emotional healing.

How To Eat Lecture
Sept 19
Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. will be presenting a free lecture titled, “How to Eat and Live Right for Your Blood Type” on Monday, September 19th at 6:30pm at the Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry Street, Newton Falls, OH. Dr. Ted will explain the scientific background behind the “Eat Right For Your Type” diet, as well as dietary and lifestyle guidelines for each blood type. Attendees will receive free blood typing and there will be a raffle to give away free blood type books. RSVP required by September 15th. For more information or to register, call Dr. Ted’s Newton Falls office at 330-872-1577 or register online at www.healthytreasures.com.

Free Computer Training at Windham Library
Sept 19 – 22
Portage County District Library has been partnering with Connect Ohio to offer free computer training sessions to Portage County residents. The training sessions offered will provide basic Internet training such as computer basics, an introduction to the Internet, and email basics. The next session will be held at Windham Library on September 19, 20, and 22 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Register online at www.portagelibrary.org. Call 330-527-5082 ext 213 for additional information. There is also a free self-paced curriculum available at http://eco.connectohio.org/ which allows computer users to complete the courses online. Registration is required in order to create an account. Once the courses have been completed, your certificates will be sent to your mailing address.

Partnering with your Doctor
Sept 21
Looking to get more out of doctors’ visits? The Middlefield Library will be hosting “Partnering with your Doctor” on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 pm. Maureen Ordman-Fike of the Alzheimer’s Association will provide practical advice, tools, and handouts to develop a successful relationship with your health care provider. A great program for patients and caregivers alike! Please call the Middlefield Library at 440.632.1961 to register for this important informational presentation. The Middlefield Library is located at 16167 E. High Street, Middlefield, Ohio 44062.

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Open House
Sept 22
Calling all passionate gardeners! Join us on Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. for our annual open house to discuss “What it Takes to Become a Master Gardener.” Meet current Geauga County Master Gardeners and Erik Draper, OSU County Extension Agent and Course Instructor. Hear the program explained in detail. Meet with us for refreshments, plant displays, gardening discussions, plant identification and diagnosis (bring samples). Find out if the Master Gardener Program is right for you. Hope to see you then! Call 440-834-4656 for more information and to RSVP. Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton. http://geauga.osu.edu

RFC Free Dinner
Sept 22
Renaissance Family Center of Windham, OH invites you to the community free dinner Sept. 22nd at 5:00-6:30 and to a free men’s breakfast the 24th at 9:00 am.

Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 23
The Garrettsville United Methodist Church, located at 8223 Park Avenue will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Sept 23 from 4:30 pm to 7 pm. The proceeds from this dinner will benefit our Pipe Organ Renovation Project. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children under 12; preschool children are free. Menu includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverages. Take-out available.

Crockpot Soapmaking
Sept 24
This is beautiful and pure soapmaking made simple, safe and easy! No lye? No kidding!! If you’ve got a crockpot, you’ve got a soapmaker! Learn “The Art of Rebatched Soaps”. In this class, we’ll make Lavender Soap with goatsmilk. Learn how to make and use herbal teas as your soap. Discover the top 3 exfoliants in your cupboards right now! And leave with 5 additional soap recipes to try at home. Making your own soap is great family fun and you can create one-of-a-kind gifts! Admission is free but reservations are strongly suggested as classes fill rapidly. Email soapplease1@aol.com for full details and be sure to choose the Streetsboro location. September 24 at Noon in Market Square, 9292 Market Square Drive, Streetsboro, OH 44241 330-212-3135.

Burton Public Library Book Sale
Sept 24
The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold a book sale in the library basement from 9 am until 4 pm on Saturday, September 24. There are items for everyone: books, magazines, vintage materials, maps, records, cds, tapes, vidoes, puzzles and more. Please enter the sale through the white doors located at the back of the building.
Benefit Skate For Keith Dean
Sept 24
Keith Dean was a long time resident of the Garrettsville community who was diagnosed with an incurable cancer this summer. Unfortunately, with this unexpected & very rapidly spreading form of cancer, this has left the family with no time to plan for the financial burden of funeral expenses. Mr. Dean is known by many for his big heart and love of children. He has spent his life time caring for his children and many others. So what better way to celebrate his life than with the laughter of children!..Lets help a family in need AND have some family fun on September 24 from 6:30 – 8:30 p,m. at the Roller Hutt in Garrettsville! If you can not attend, but would like to make a donation..checks can be made out to Green’s Family Funeral Home.

Seed Starting & Plant Propagation
Sep 24
Save money and have a beautiful garden. Let Master Gardener Barb Begam take you through the steps of choosing seeds and knowing when and how to sow them successfully to produce healthy mature plants. Learn how to take cuttings from favorite plants. Discover how easy it is to divide and winter your prized dahlias, calla lilies, caladiums, non stop begonias and canna lilies. You can even keep your favorite costly annuals going all winter long so they are bigger and better the following spring. This is a hands on class with free cuttings being held on Saturday, September 24, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Save money and enjoy the plants you love year after year. $15 fee. Light refreshments and handouts included. Space is limited. Please register and prepay early. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.

4C’s Anniversary
Sept 25
SAVE THIS DATE! 4 C’s will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary on Sunday, September 25th at 11:30(After church services) at the Hilltop Fellowship Hall. Church members and the community are invited to celebrate as well. 4 C’s wants to thank all of you who have been supporting the cupboard and helping to continue the work of feeding those in need.

Newton Falls Voter Registration Drive
Sept 27
. Democracy only works when you vote! Stop by on Tuesday, September 27th from 6am –7pm at the Newton Falls Community Center Room 1, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls 44444
Applications for an Absentee Voter Ballot will be available on site. Ballots will be mailed from the Board of Elections to you in time for the November Elections.

Auburn Garden Club Meeting
Sept 28
Auburn Garden Club will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday September 28, 2011 at the Auburn Town Hall. Meeting start time is 7pm. Please bring a plant, bulb or seeds to exchange along with your zinnia photos, Special Guest Judges from Hemlock Landscapes. Prizes awarded for photo contest. Public welcome. For more information, call club president, Susan at 330-883-2833 or email auburngardenclub@gmail.com

History in the “re-Making”
Sept 29
Brooks House Assisted Living Community is hosting historical impersonator, Sandy Zikursh, at 7:00 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 29, 2011, and the community is invited!

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.

A Day With Emma Seabrooke
Oct 1
The Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild Presents A DAY WITH EMMA SEABROOKE. Ms. Seabrooke travels and teaches coast to coast and is here to spend the day with us. Emma will have her patterns, stay tapes and fabulous knit fabrics available for sale. Come and help us celebrate our 20th anniversay by attending an all-day lecture/demo/trunk show on sewing with knits and Slinky. This celebration is taking place October 1 at Wildare Methodist Church, 7211 N. Park Ext, Bazetta from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are required. Cost: $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers and includes lunch.RESERVATION DEADLINE is September 23. Further Info: (330) 550–1215. A confirmation card will be mailed to you which must be presented at the door.

Disciples of Christ Craft Show
Oct 1
The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Ravenna, OH will host its first-ever craft show on Saturday, October 1, 2011, from 9 am to 3 pm at 120 South Prospect St. in Ravenna. There are still limited spaces available at a cost of $25 for an 8’ table with extra tables available at a cost of $10 each. There will be a concession stand available serving sloppy joes; hot dogs; coney dogs; chili; bags of chips; cupcakes; coffee and sodas. There will be a raffle with prizes donated by the vendors valued at $10 each. Tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5. There will also be a bake sale. For more information please call Linda Lauck at (330) 325-9004.

1st Annual Ron Dyett Memorial Golf Outing
Oct 8
The 1st Annual Ron Dyett Memorial golf outing will be held at Sugarbush Golf Club in Garrettsville on October 8th at 10 am. The cost of the event is $90 for 18 holes, cart, T-shirt, refreshments and dinner. Space is limited to 132 golfers. The cost for dinner alone is $30. Hole sponsorship opportunities are available. Checks may be mailed to Matthew Dyett, 5679 Vassar Ave. Austintown, OH 44515. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Questions please call 330.984.2359 or email mdyett@mail.com.

Nutcracker Sweets Art and Craft Show
Oct 14 & 15
The Church in Aurora, 146 S. Chillicothe Rd, Aurora will be hosting the Nutcracker Sweets Art and Craft Show on Friday, October 14th from 10am-8pm and Saturday, October 15th from 10am-4pm. $5.00 admission, under 12 free
No strollers or wheelchairs.

Chili Cook-Off
Oct 23
Have a great chili recipe? Want to have bragging rights? Come join our chili cook-off on October 23, 2011 at Shalersville Town Hall from 12 noon to 5 pm. Open to the public. Your chili entry gets you in for free. Reservations in by October 16. Call Andy Fortuna at 330 – 931-8689 Admission is $6.00 or $5 plus a canned good for 4C’s. Children under 6 eat for free! Hot dogs available for kids. Judging at 3 pm. Trophies or Ribbons will be awarded for: best flavor chili; hottest chili; best white chili and People’s Choice. There will also be a 50/50 raffle (need not be present to win) All proceeds for the event will stay in the community. Sponsored by Crestwood Action Coalition Team.

First Snow Christmas Rock Concert
Nov 26
The Renaissance Family Center, 9005 Wilverne Dr, Windham is selling tickets for their upcoming concert. Tickets are $10 each and available at the Family Center office or from any Windham Band member.