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

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.

A Month Of Celebration
Through September
September will be a month of celebration for a new church body, Aquilla Christian Fellowship. ACF is being formed by the uniting of Claridon Christian Fellowship and Aquilla Bible Chapel. To recognize the history and future of Aquilla Bible Chapel and Claridon Christian Fellowship together we are hosting A Month of Celebration – every Sunday in September. Sunday School for Children, youth and adults 9:30 am and worship, festivities, and food begin at 10:30 am. The church is located at 13925 Stanley Dr. (off of Aquilla Rd.) in Burton, OH. All are welcome! If you have been blessed by these two church bodies in the past or want to join with us as we go forward together; come and celebrate with us and see what the Lord is doing in our midst.

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.

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.
Ravenna Rec Volleyball
Beginning Sept 16
Ravenna Recreation is offering a Co-Ed Adult Volleyball League. Teams from last year may register until September 16. New teams may register from Sept 19 to October 7. A $75.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration and a final payment of $100.00 before practices begin. Practice is scheduled to start early November; league play begins in late November on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. at Brown Middle School. Contact Ravenna Recreation (330) 296-2864 or stop in at 530 North Freedom Street, weekdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 1p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

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.

Spaghetti Dinner & Bake Sale
Sept 17
The public is invited to attend a spaghetti dinner and bake sale at the Ravenna masonic complex, SR 14 & Washington Ave on Sept 16 from 5-7 pm. Donation $7 Adults; $4 kids 6-12; under 6 Free. Carry outs available.

Free Annual Youth Turkey Shoot
Sept 17
The Eagle Creek Conservation Club will be conducting its annual Youth Turkey Shoot on Saturday, September 17, 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 sign in will start at approximately 10am. This program is designed to help foster children’s interest in shooting sports and teach basic shooting safety and sportsmanship. Many prizes will be awarded to the kids that day. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your favorite shotgun or if you don’t have one the club has some to use. Ammunition will be provided for everyone. Come out and join us for some fun. Call Ken at (330) 506-5078 for more information or check out the website at www.eaglecreekconservationclub.com

Bodenstash Cancer Benefit Pull
Sept 17
On Sept 17, the Columbiana County Antique Tractor Assoc. having a John Bodenstash Cancer Benefit. 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

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.

Stephens Memorial Observatory Open
Sept 17
Saturday, Sept. 17th the Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will host a public observing night from 9- 11 pm, weather permitting. As summer’s end nears the nights grow longer and darker earlier in the evening — all the better for stargazing! We will hope for clear, dark skies as we plan to observe “faint fuzzies” including the Andromeda Galaxy, star clusters, and possibly Comet Garradd . The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram. No reservations are required and there is no admission fee for observatory public nights. Cloudy skies at the starting time cancel the event and, in that case, the observatory will not open. There is no parking at the Observatory. Visitors may park on permissible side streets or in the nearby parking lot of Harrison’s Hideaway Convenience Store, 6821 Wakefield Road, a short distance east of the observatory.

Newton Falls Youth Soccer Meeting
Sept 18
The next NFYSL soccer meeting will be Sunday September 18th @ 6:00pm in the community center.

Amvets Post 112 Breakfast
Sept 18
Come help the AMVETS support the annual X-mas package program for our overseas troops by enjoying a great breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Seot 18th from 9-Noon at AMVETS Post 112 Home, 37 W. Broad St. in Newton Falls. Menu includes eggs, bacon, home fries, sausage, pancakes, French toast, biscuits with gravy, toast, fruit cup and beverage. Cost is $6 adults, $4 children ages 4-9. Under 4 yrs old free.

“Pipe Dreams”
Sept 18
Stambaugh Auditorium and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra celebrate Stambaugh Auditorium’s 85th Anniversary by having the E.M. Skinner Pipe Organ and Youngstown Symphony Orchestra rededication concert called “PIPE DREAMS” featuring organist David Higgs on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 4 p.m. at Stambaugh Auditorium. Relax after the concert by attending the Stambaugh Auditorium’s 85th Anniversary Gala.. Cocktails will begin directly after the concert. with a sit down dinner following the cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m.

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.

Talk Like A Pirate Day
Sept 19
Ahoy! Sept 19 is National Talk Like A Pirate Day and Mango Languages would like to help you prepare. Mango Languages has prepared lessons to help you brush up on speaking Pirate-ease. Lessons include grammar and cultural notes along with audio clips. To get started, visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org and select Online Library 24/7. Select the Mango Languages link. Mango Languages, an online language-learning system made available to Ohio public libraries through Ohio Web Library, uses an intuitive system to help people learn another language through practical conversation. Mango Languages focuses on words and phrases that will be the most valuable in common, real-life situations for each specific language and culture; vocabulary and words are taught through conversation rather than a list.

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.

Fish And Loaves Dinner
Sept 20
On Tuesday, Sept 20, 2011 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Covenant Bible Fellowship (8146 High Street in Garrettsville) will hold our monthly dinner for the public to enjoy. There are no income restrictions. If you have any questions, please call the church at 330.527.4205.

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.

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.

Girls Youth Basketball Regisration
Through Sept 23
Registration for Girls Youth Basketball is held September 12 to September 23. Teams will be formed by the following grades: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6. Practices and games are held at various schools in Ravenna. Practices will begin the week of October 24; games are held November to January. Ravenna city taxpayer fee is $40; non-city taxpayer fee is $48. For information & registration stop in at Ravenna Parks & Recreation Department at 530 North Freedom St., or call (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 pm.

NF United Methodist Spaghetti Dinner
Sept 24
A spagehetti dinner will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Road, Newton Falls, OH 44444. Spaghetti dinner will be served from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cost: Free Will Donation

Hiram Farm Fall Fesitval
Sept 24
Visit us on the farm on Sept 24th from 10 am – 3 pm when the Hiram Farm plays host to a Fall Festival. Enjoy activities, food and produce sales at the Hiram Farm, 11485 Garfield Road (SR 700) in Hiram. For more information call 330-569-3441.

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.

Scotch Doubles to Benefit G-W Soccer
Sept 24
G-W Soccer League will hold their annual Scotch Doubles at Sky Lanes September 24, 2011. Registration is at 8:30 pm, and bowling will start at 9:00 pm. Cost is $40 per couple, this includes pizza, pop and beer. Lane requests are first come. Tickets can be purchased at the consession stand during our regularly scheduled soccer games or by contacting Bob at matrixprints@yahoo.com. In addition, we need Chinese auction prizes donated, so please help us out with this. We will accept gift baskets, gift certificates, etc. This event is always well attended and is first come first serve. So please schedule early and bring any and all friends, even those not associated with the GW Soccer League. Auction prizes can be delivered to the soccer fields on Wednesday or Saturday or email Bob at matrixprints@yahoo.com for pick up.

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, this unexpected & very rapidly-spreading form of cancer has left the family with no time to plan for the financial burden of funeral expenses. Mr. Dean was known by many for his big heart and love of children. He 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!..Let’s 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 cannot 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 to successfully 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.

Rummage / Garage / Bake Sale
Sept 24
VFW Post 1055 in Ravenna, Ohio invites you to attend their rummage/garage/bake sale on Saturday, Sept 24th from 9 am – 4 pm. VFW Pavillion located at 6000 New Milford Road. A light lunch will be available to purchase. If you would like to set up a vendor table, an 8’ table rents for $10. No food items or weapons please. Call 330-690-7322 for additional information.

Hiram Farm Pie Baking Contest
Sept 24
Get out your rolling pins and Mam’s best crust recipe. Whip up your best pie and enter it into our First Annual Pie Baking Contest. Independent judges will determine a winner at 1 pm during the Fall Festival on Sept 24th. Drop off your pie for judging between 9:30 -10 am at the Hiram Farm House. For more info contact Debra at 330 977-4014 or Jessica at 330 527-4240.

Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner
Sept 24
There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville United Methodist Church off of SR 82 in Braceville. The dinner begins at 4 pm and goes until 6:30 pm. Dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cole slaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for children. Phone number for carry outs is 330 898-5607.

Family Fall Festival
Sept 24 & 25
FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL including PIONEER VILLAGE & BARK BOO-NANZA will be presented by Aurora Parks & Recreation, Freedom Greyhound Rescue & Aurora One Fund. Free Admission! SunnyLake Park, 885 E. Mennonite Rd., Aurora 44202. Fun for the entire family! Saturday, September 24th – 11am to 6pm & Sunday, September 25th – 12 noon to 6pm. Fees required for some activities. Concessions available. For more information, contact Colleen/Aurora Parks & Recreation at 330-562-4333 or visit www.freedomgreyhoundrescue.org See you there!

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 to you from the Board of Elections 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.

Senior Citizens’ Luncheon
Oct 1
First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls will be hosting a Senior Citizens’ Luncheon on Saturday, October 1. “Cousin Minnie Pearl” will be the featured program guest which begins at 11:30 AM and the luncheon will follow at noon. The event is open to any area senior citizen. For additional information please contact the church office at (330) 872-7055.

Harvest Moon Pig Roast & Chinese Auction
Oct 1
The annual Harvest Moon Pig Roast and Chinese auction will be held on Sat. Oct. 1, 2011. As always, this is a potluck dinner and fundraiser for Pixley Park. The event will be held a the Nelson Community House from 2-5 pm. Please bring a covered dish to share for admittance. This year’s Chinese Auction will again offer a wide assortment of prizes, something for everyone.

Parents Without Partners Dinner
Oct 1
On Oct 1 the Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have a dinner from 6:30 -7:30 pm at the Kent VFW #3703 post home, 500 VFW Parkway in Kent. Cost is $8 per person. For info and reservations please call Mary (330-571-3801) or Warrine (330-699-2361) by Sept 27. After dinner, the PWP chapter will have its monthly dance from 7:30 – 11 pm. The dance is open to the public and cost si $6 for members $8 for non-members

Mantua-Shalersville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Steak Fry
Oct 3
You Are Invited to the…. Mantua-Shalersville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Steak Fry on Monday, October 3rd, 6-9pm at Jake’s, 4680 E. Prospect St., Mantua. Cost: Members – $20 individuals, $35 for a couple; Non-Members – $25 individuals, $45 for a couple. Dinner includes steak, baked potato, salad, roll, beverage, dessert and 1 drink ticket (there will be $1 drafts and $2.50 drink specials). Entertainment will be provided by Scott Dickerson. Come enjoy a great dinner, live entertainment and Networking!
Please RSVP by Monday, September 26th!

Quarter Auction
Oct 4
The Bridge to a Cure Relay for Life Team will be holding a Quarter Auction on Tuesday October 4, 2011. Doors open at 4:00 and the auction begins at 6:00 p.m. Presale tickets are selling quickly so don’t miss out on this fun event. Tickets are $10 and are available at these Newton Falls Locations: Healthy Treasures West Broad Street; All State Insurance Milton Boulevard; RC Sports Lounge South Canal; Ella Johnson’s Office North Canal; Home Oil North Canal
or call Lisa at 330-979-3065 or Vickie at 330-872-8353

Hiram RCCA Fall Rummage Sale
Oct 6 – 8
The Hiram RCCA Fall Rummage Sale will be held on October 6 & 7 from 9am-4pm and
October 8 from 9 am – Noon. Donations being accepted! Call Judy 330-569-7204 or Joan
Herbs For Everyday Living
Oct 8
Immerse yourself in all things herbal on Saturday, October 8th, 2011 at the Western Reserve Herb Society?s 66th Annual Herb Fair. This one day event held at the Cleveland Botanical Garden (the “Garden”), 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. features unique and exquisitely handcrafted culinary and
decorative herbal products. Parking at the Garden will be free with a $20 Herb Fair purchase.

Family Book Swap
Oct 8 – 15
Ravenna Parks and Recreation is holding a Family Book Swap. Recycle your books at the first book swap event. Drop off lightly used books at the RAC, 530 North Freedom St. during regular hours beginning Saturday, October 8 through Friday, October 14 and receive a ticket with the number of books dropped off. On Saturday, October 15 between 9 a.m. and 12 noon you may exchange your ticket for the same number of new books to enjoy. NO MAGAZINES, PLEASE. When dropping off books, please sort according to subject matter if possible (children, teen, romance, western, mystery, etc.). Admission to the Family Swap is open to ticket holders only. This is a great way to get rid of your read used books in exchange for some new used books without it costing you anything.
For more information, contact Ravenna Recreation Department at (330) 296-2864.

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 Oct. 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.

“Meet the Candidates”
Oct 12
On October 12, the residences in Nelson Township will have the opportunity to meet the candidates running for trustee and fiscal officer. The meeting will be held at the Nelson Community House on the square @ 7:00 PM. Bring your questions & comments to the meeting or send them in advance in writing to P.O. Box 377 Garrettsville, Ohio 44231-0377 or e-mail to mmmge@aol.com. Remember for community information go to www.nelsontownshipohio.org.

Garfield Band Alumni
Oct 14
The Garfield Marching Pride is looking for previous members to participate in our Alumni Band! The Alumni Band will take the field along with the High School and Middle School bands at Homecoming on Friday, October 14th. The Alumni will march in gold alumni band t-shirt (same as last year) and blue jeans. If you are interested in participating, please send the following information – Name (include maiden name), Graduation Year, Instrument (please indicate if you need to borrow a school instrument), T-shirt size and mailing address — along with $10 to cover the cost of the T-shirt by October 3rd to Garfield Band Boosters/Alumni Band, 10233 State Route 88, Garrettsville, OH 44231. Sheet music and further information will be mailed to you. If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Everett at 330-527-2065 or 330-608-0955.

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.

Oct 15
Sky Lanes Bowling is proud to be the home of Scotch doubles fundraiser to benefit OHIO OUTLAWS 12U Saturday, October 15th @ 7 pm.
$40 per couple includes 3 games, shoes, pizza and draft beer.
Come join OHIO OUTLAWS 12U to raise funds to purchase new
supplies and equipment. We have 4 local girls on the team that is based
out of the G-PLEX in Garrettsville. Please help our girls succeed.
Contact Dee Synnestvedt (330-527-0223) Tim Perkins or Scott Lippert.

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.

Scotch Doubles To Benefit Sandor Rick Szachury
Oct 22
There will be a scotch doubles benefit on Oct 22 at Sky Lanes Bowling for Sandor Rick Szachury who was killed in a cement mixer accident. The event will cost $20 per person and include 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and beverages. We will also have a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction. Please come and help us support this cause. From more info or advanced tickets please call Mabel Horsfall (330) 274-0409 / (330) 285-8641 or Jamie Mullins (330) 571-4515.

Parents Without Partners Dance
Oct 22
On Oct 22 the Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have a dance from 7:30 – 11 pm. The dance is open to the public and cost is $6 for members $8 for non-members. All attendees are encouraged to wear a costume. There will be prizes given for the prettiest, ugliest and most original costume.

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.