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Christmas Raffle Tickets On Sale Now
The JAG All Sports Boosters are hosting their 2nd annual Christmas
Raffle. This year there will be 3 prize categories: 1st Apple iPad 2,
2nd Apple iPod touch, and 3rd $100 cash. The drawing will be held
on Dec. 16, 2011 at 1/2time of boys varsity BB game. Tickets can
be purchased at the program booth during the remaining varsity
home FB games.  The All Sports Boosters meet on the 2nd Monday of every month in the High School Commons at 7 pm. All are welcome. Visit us at jagsportsboosters.webs.com.

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.

Holiday Social Crafters Needed
Call Today
The Garrettsville will host their annual Holiday Social and talent contest on Saturday December 3rd from 12-4pm. The cost for a vendor spot is $15.00. You must bring your own table and chairs. Crafters/artist and also talent contestant’s applications are being accepted now. For an application please contact Jackie at rinearson05@frontier.com or Sherri at sherricollins@neo.rr.com

Townhall II Teen Team
Volunteer Now!!
Make a difference in the lives of victims of crime and your community by becoming a volunteer for the Townhall II Victim Outreach Program Teen Team.  The Teen Team will meet at Townhall II in Kent once a month and will volunteer at other community-wide events.  All teens are responsible for their own transportation and parent permission is required. Volunteers must be enrolled in high school, ages 14-18 and must complete a brief interview and initial training.  To volunteer contact Cindy Bloom at 330-678-3006 or email info@Townhall2.org.

James A Garfield Historical Society
Saturdays in October
Everyone is invited to stop in the James A. Garfield Historical Society any Saturday during the month of October between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Our Mott Building is located at the corner of Main and High St. in the center of Garrettsville.  The  Historical Society now has available copies of the Garrettsville Journal and the News and Views on microfilm.

Story Time
Thursdays
Story Time at Mantua Center Christian Church is held Thursdays from  10:30-11:30am at 4118 State Route 82, lower entrance.   Children ages 2-5, adults stay for the fun, siblings welcome.   The hour includes music & movement, stories, and crafts.   We do not meet if Crestwood Schools are closed. FREE, no need to sign up.  Contact us: 330.274.8258 or http://www.mantuacentercc.org/storytime.htm

Swim With The Water Dogs
Register Through Oct 13
Sign-ups for Hiram College swim lessons are Oct 9th, from 2:30-4:30pm at the Hiram College Pool or
Register online! Deadline to register October 13th    http://www.hiram.edu/athletics/menssports/swim/lessons.html  ** Questions Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343  Lesson times will be  2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm  on Sunday Afternoons. ** All Levels, All Hours
** Lesson are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Free time at the end
Lesson Dates:  Oct 16th, 23rd, and 30th, Nov 6th, and 13th. Cost:          $50.00 per child for all 5 lessons              Age:5 years and older

Baked Chicken Dinner & Chinese Auction
Oct 7
Garrettsville Eagles #2705, 8149 Water Street will be having their yearly Baked Chicken Dinner and Chinese Auction to benefit the scholarship fund on Friday, October 7,  4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Cost is  $8,00 adults  $4.00 children Open to the public     Call 330-527-2330 for more information

Lions Sausage Trailer
Oct 7 & 8
The Windham Lions will hold their sandwich sale in the Sparkle Market parking lot in Windham, October 7th and 8th ,  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.

Semi-Annual Pythian Sister Rummage/Bake Sale
Oct 7 & 8
Used clothing, books and household items will be available at the Pythian Sister Rummage sale located at 123 College Street in West Farmington.  Sale will be held on Oct 7th from 9 am – 5 pm and Oct 8th from 9 am to Noon.  Oct 8th is bargain day — $2 per bag.  Lunch will be available.

Benefit for Baby Corey
Oct 8
Madalyn was born with medical conditions requiring many surgeries and a lengthy hospital stay. Please help us defray the cost of medical expenses.  Pasta Dinner  Rigatoni, Salad, Veggie, Rolls, Dessert and Drink. Saturday, October 8th from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Troy Community Center, 13950 SR 422. Donations:  Adults $8.00; Kids 5 – 12 $5.00; 4 and under free Chinese Auction and 50/50 Raffle.  For further info contact Jeanine @ 330-569-7368 or Ann at 330-569-7611

Fallen Giants
Oct 8
Storms with flooding and high winds have caused extensive damage to the old growth forest at the Hiram College Field Station and the trails. Bridges were washed away, benches smashed, trails damaged from erosion and deposition, and most sadly a group of 300 year old trees have been blown down. The forest and the trails need a rest and this will be one of the last chances to visit one of the finest old growth forests in the region and view the amazing tangle of the fallen giants. Meet at the Hiram College Field Station on Wheeler Rd. between Routes 82 and 305 near Garrettsville at 9:00am. Registration is required: 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Sponsored by Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (fee required).

Observatory Open Night
Oct 8
On Oct. 8th  the  Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will host a public observing night from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Planet Jupiter returns to grace our early nighttime skies we will take a look at the giant world accompanied by its four Galilean Moons. We will also participate in International Observe the Moon Night, viewing Earth’s own nearly-full Moon in stunning detail — a view not to be missed! The Observatory is located on Wakefield Road (Rt. 82) less than a quarter of a mile west of Route 700 in Hiram.

Marching Pride Tag Day
Oct 8
The Marching Pride will be having Tag Day on Saturday October 8th from 10am to 2pm.  Band members will be at local businesses and going door to door asking for donations from the community to support our uniform fund.  Look for them playing their instruments and twirling their flags!

Roast Beef Dinner
Oct 8
A Roast Beef Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 8th,  from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Newton Falls United Methodist Church located at 336 Ridge Road (Route 534) in Newton Falls, OH.  The cost of the dinner will be $9 for adults and $4 for children.  Children 5 and under meals are free.

Amish Style Wedding Dinner
Oct 8
The Friends of WomenSafe annual Amish Style Wedding Dinner is being held Saturday evening, October 8, 2011 at the Middlefield Fire Department Social Hall at 14870 North State Street.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with buffet dinner being served from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  For only $30.00 ($15 for children under 12) you will enjoy mouth-watering roast beef, homestyle baked chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, broccoli & cauliflower salad, graham cracker pudding, and delicious home baked pie!  After dinner you may purchase some goodies from the Amish Bake sale to take home.  You can also participate in the Chinese Auction to win some fun, useful and/or interesting prizes!  Space is limited, so call #440-285-3741 today to make your reservations.  This dinner has sold out in the past, so don’t wait too long to place that call!

Sauerkraut and Pork Dinner
Oct 8
Come enjoy a  sauerkraut and pork dinner on Sat, Oct 8th from 4 to 6:30 pm at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4920 Fairport Rd., Newton Falls.  (Corner of St. Rt. 534 and Fairport Rd.)  Adults $8.00 — Children 6 to 12 $6.00 — Children under 6 Free.  Carry outs welcome.

Scotch Doubles
Oct 8
A Scotch Doubles fundraiser, hosted by the Garrettsviulle United Methodist Church will be held on Oct 8 at 9 pm at Sky Lanes.  Tickets are $30/couple presale  and $35 at the door and include 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza & pop or coffee. Please call Rose Carnahan at 330 527-0077 or Elaine Long at 330-527-2461 for tickets.

Burton Congregational Church Bazaar
Oct 8
The Burton Congregational Church  Bazaar (Red Church on the Square) will be held at 14558 W. Park Street, Burton, OH on Saturday, Oct 8 from 10 am – 6 pm. Crafts, Trash & Treasures, Plants and Bake Sale. Delicious Lunch served all day.  For more info call 440-834-4495

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 Oct 8 through Friday, Oct 14 and receive a ticket with the number of books dropped off.  On Oct 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.  Admission to the Family Swap is open to ticket holders only. For more information, contact Ravenna Recreation Department at  (330) 296-2864.

Antique Roadshow-Style  Event
Oct 9
An Antique Roadshow Style event sponsored by the Portage County Historical Society will be held  from 1-4 pm on Sunday, Oct 9th at the Portage County Historical Society, 6549 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna.  Darryl McGuire Auctioneers and Appraisers will provide appraisals.  The cost is $5 per item or three for $10. All proceeds will benefit the Historical Society’s projects.  Prior to the start of the program individuals may sign in and receive a number indicating the order of the appraisal. Plenty of seating will be available. For more information, call Jackie Jones at 330 297-7658.

Scottish American Society Meeting
Oct 9
The Scottish American Society will be gathering on October 9th 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 the Darien Scheme by Bob Morehead. 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.

Amvets Post 112 Breakfast
Oct 9
The Amvets Post 112 will be holding a breakfast on Oct 9 from 9 am – noon at the Amvets Post, 37 W. Broad St., Newton Falls. Menu includes eggs, bacon, home fries, sausage, pancakes, French toast, biscuits & gravy, toast, fruit cup and beverage.  Adults $6; Children 4-9 $4 under 4 Free.  Come help the amvets support the annual Christmas package program for our overseas troops.

Senior Bingo
Oct 10
Senior Bingo will be held at the Newton Falls Community Center on Oct 10 from 5-7 pm. Free to all seniors. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and prizes.

“Meet the Candidates”
Oct 12
On October 12, the residents of 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 Volley-For-The-Cure
Oct 13
The jv and varsity volleyball team is hosting Volley-For-The-Cure on  Oct. 13th  Shirts are on sale now for $6-$8.  All orders must be in to Mrs. Downing or Mrs. Peters by Friday Oct. 7. If you wear your shirt you get into the game for free and the proceeds for that night go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Portage County Gardeners’ Autumn Boutique
Oct 13 – 15
BROWSE OUR UNIQUE SHOPS: Christmas, Fall & Gifts for Gardeners, Mums, Herbs, Baked Goods, Mink Shed Treasures and much more. Also, Gift Basket Raffle and Silent Auction. Tickets available at the door. Join us for this special event!  Patrons’ Night will be held on Oct 13 from 5-8 pm $5 admission – complimentary refreshments. Oct 14 & 15 9 am – 2 pm  $1 admission with lunch available.  Portage County Gardeners’ Center,  5154 S. Prospect St. (Rte. 44) Ravenna

Amish Bake Sale/Lunch Stand
Oct 14
There will be an Amish bake sale / lunch stand on Oct 14th from 9 am – 3 pm at 12702 SR 88 (4 miles north of Garrettsville) at the former site of Susan’s Aniques. Proceeds to benefit US Army Sgt. Lester Miller’s medical expenses.

Homecoming Parade
Oct 14
The James A Garfield Homecoming Parade line up will be at 3:45 and the parade start will be at 4:30. Homecoming Parade is October 14th.  Anyone entering a float should contact Frances Bell at fbell@mail.garfield.sparcc.org or call 330-527-4341.  This years Homecoming Theme is Candy Land.

Garfield Band Alumni
Oct 14
The Garfield Marching Pride is looking for post graduate  members to participate in our Alumni Band!  The Alumni Band will take the field alongside 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.

Eagles Fish Fry
Oct 14
Garrettsville Eagles will be holding a fish fry on Oct 14 from 4-8 pm. Take outs available. Calll 330-527-2330.

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.

Fall Rummage & Bake Sale
Oct 14 & 15
The Nelson United Methodist Church will be having a fall rummage and bake sale on Ocgt 14 from 9 am – 5 pm. Lunch will be available on Friday – hot dogs, sloppy joes and cabbage and noodles. Saturday, Oct 15th the sale will be from 9 – 11 am. Clothing will be bag day all day, both days for $5. Delicious bake goods, cookies, breads and pies. The church is located at Nelson Circle, 9368 SR 305, Garrettsville.

Flamingo Flocking
Oct 15
The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is holding their annual Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser on Saturday, October 15th. If the flamingos should land in your yard, a donation of $10.00 is being asked to have the flock fly away, and for $15.00 you can tell the flock of flamingos whose yard to fly to next.  You can call 216-375-0709 to pre pay your flocking, or purchase flocking insurance to guantee the flock will not land in your yard. You may also pre-pay a flocking by sending your $15.00 check payable to Curtains up Theatre at P.O. Box 541, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Please make a note of the address and name of the yard being flocked.   If you are sending in a check for flocking insurance send $15.00 to the same as above, but please note it is for flocking insurance. Please keep all yards in the Garrettsville area, the flamingos only have a short amount of time.

Boy Scout Troop Fall Sale
Oct 15
Let BSA Troop 62 help you welcome Autumn. On Saturday, October 15th from 9 am to 5 pm. Stop by at the former car dealership just South
Of St. Rt. 82 and St. Rt. 88 and purchase your Fall decorations; pumpkins, corn stalks, bows
And the coveted BITTERSWEET.
And be sure to purchase a dozen of the Troop’s Famous Jumbo Donut
Holes, too.  All proceeds benefit the scouts of Troop 62 in Garrettsville.
If you wish to pre-order donut holes you can contact any Scout or
Leader from Troop 62 or Julie at 330-527-5701.

Ohio Outlaws 12U Fast Pitch Fundraiser
Oct 15
Sky Lanes Bowling is proud to be the home of Scotch doubles fundraiser to benefit OHIO OUTLAWS 12U  Saturday, Oct 15th @ 7 pm.
$40 per couple includes 3 games, shoes, pizza and  draft beer. the team is working 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.

Cabbage Roll Dinner
Oct 15
Cabbage Roll Dinner.  St. Michael’s Social Hall, Ridge Road, Newton Falls.  Sat., Oct. 15    4:00-6:00 p.m. $8   Carry outs available.

Texas Hold’em Tournament
Oct 15
Texas Hold’em Tournament hosted by State Farm Agent Greg Rodi will be held on Oct 15 at 5 pm at Adam Hall, 11455 E. Washington St, Auburn Twp.  All proceeds to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation via Team Alaina.  To register or for questions call Greg at 440-666-7553 or Jennifer at 330-360-3869.

Garrettsville Browns Backers Dawg Walk
Oct 16
The Garrettsville Browns Backers Dawg Walk benefiting the J.A. Garfield High School Soccer Club will be held on Oct 16. Registration begins at 11 am at Slim N Jumbo’s with the first walkers out at Noon, last walkers back by 3:30.  Registration is $20. Best hand gets $150.

RFC Luncheon & Sminar
Oct 16
The Renaissance Family Center is sponsoring a  luncheon and Creation Seminar featuring John Parker, Sunday, October 16th.  The luncheon will begin at 1:00PM with the seminar following at 2:00PM.  This event is free and open to the public.

NF BOE Finance Meeting
Oct 17
The Newton Falls Exempted Village School Board of Education will hold a Finance Committee Meeting on Oct 17, 2011 at 11 am in the board office, located at 909 1?2 Milton Blvd., Newton Falls.

Flu Shot Clinic
Oct 19
Pamida Pharmacy in Newton Falls will be holding a Flu Shot Clinic on Weds Oct 19 from 10 am – 2 pm.  Traditional Medicare Part B; Traditional Medicaid and Caresource welcome.

Home Cooked Supper
Oct 19
Home Cooked Supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd,  Newton Falls on Oct. 19, 5:00 to 6:30p.m.  Dinner includes individual chicken pot pies, pierogi potatoes, salad, roll, homemade desserts and beverage.   Adults $7,  Children 6 -12  $3,   5 and under free
Hope to see you there! Carryouts will be available.

NF BOE  Meeting
Oct 20
The Newton Falls Exempted Village School Board of Education will hold a Regular Board  Meeting on Oct 20, 2011 at 6 pm in the board room, located in the Jr. High School located at 907 1?2 Milton Blvd., Newton Falls.

Everyone Loves Polka…(and pictures!)
Oct 20
Come enjoy a fun evening with us at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living on Thursday, October 20, 2011, from 7 – 9 p.m.  At 7 p.m. Jake Kouwe from The Chardon Polka Band will get toes tapping with high energy music!  Stay afterward, enjoy refreshments, and  have your picture taken in face-in-hole “portraits.” (We’ll have several hand-painted set-ups for you to choose from furnished by a local artist!) The Pines at Brooks House is located at 18122 Claridon-Troy Road  (SR 700), Hiram, OH (about a mile south of SR 422.)   If you have questions, call Christine Brooks at (440)834-0260, ext. 4, or e-mail Fran at “ brookshouseassistedliving@gmail.com” Hope  to see you here!

“Constructing Clara”
Oct 20
Join the Hiram Historical Society for its next program, “Constructing Clara,” Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Is it possible to create an image of a Portage County woman who left no writings in her own hand?  Dr. Arlene Hilfer will speak on the image of Clara Strong Rudolph (1842-1911) that emerges from letters written to her and by materials written about her.  The meeting will take place in the Historical Society’s Century House, across from the Hiram Fire Station. All are welcome to attend.

Altar & Rosary Society Rummage Sale
Oct 21 & 22
The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Ambrose Church, located at 10692 Freedom St in Garrettsville, is hosting their annual Fall Rummage Sale on Oct 21st from 9 am – 5 pm and Oct 22nd from 9 am to 1 pm.  Oct 21st is bag day.  The rummage sale will take place in the church hall.

Benefit Pot Luck Dinner
Oct 22
A benefit pot luck dinner will be held for Annie Kralik’s medical/funeral expenses on Oct 22 from 5-7 pm at the VFW Post 9678 located at 16013 E. High St in Middlefield. Cost is $10 per person. Chinese auction & 50/50 raffle.  For more information call Em Leagan Meyer at 440-635-0532 or 440-635-6039.

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.

Lost Trails & Treasures of Camp Asbury
Oct 22
The diverse landscape of the Asbury Valley ranges from historical mill ponds and millraces to upland bog ponds, springs and hidden rock ledges with shelter caves and waterfalls. Eagle Creek and the surrounding wetlands are the home for a variety of birds and other wildlife including river otters, mink and beavers. Prepare for muddy trails. 9:00-11:00am. Directions provided upon registration: 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Sponsored by Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (fee required).

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.

Amish Dinner At RFC
Oct 22
You’re invited by RFC to an Amish Dinner and Chinese Auction on Oct. 22nd. Tickets are $15 for adults; $5 kids 4-12; under 4 free.  Call 330-326-3003 for tickets or more information.  RFC is located at  9005 Wilverne Dr. in Windham.

Gemboree
Oct 22 & 23
The semi-annual show of rocks and minerals will be held on Oct 22 & 23 from 10 am- 6 pm  at Emidio and Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Rd, Cuyahoga Falls.  Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors (55+) and students; $1 children age 7-14. Under 6 is Free.

Polka Fest In October
Oct 23
St. Edward Church in Parkman will be holding a Polka Fest on Oct. 23rd.  There will be a Polka Mass at noon with a dinner dance beginning at 1:30 p.m.  Reservations for the dinner are required by Oct 16 – tickets can be purchase through the church office or from a ticket seller.  Cost is $15 for the dinner & dance.  Take Out Dinners available for $12.  Pork Chop / Kielbasa Dinner, baked goods sale, micro mini Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and dancing.  Questions, call 440-548-3812.

St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild Turkey Dinner
Oct 23
The Ladies Guild of St. Mary’s & St. Joseph Church of Newton Falls, will be hosting their annual turkey dinner on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.  The price for adults is $8.00; children ages 5-12 pay $4.00 and children 4 and under are free.   Tickets may be purchased at the door.   Raffle tickets will also be available at the dinner.  Dinner will be held at the St. Mary’s & St. Joseph Social Hall at 120 Maple Drive., Newton Falls, OH 44444.   Carry out dinners are available.

2011 High School Rock Off
Oct 23
The Newton Falls Community Center will play host to the 2011 High School Rock Off  competition. Featuring student high school bands competing from Trumbull, Mahoning, and surrounding high schools the competition will be held on October 23rd . 1st prize: $400; 2nd Prize: $100.00.  1st place winners each week will move on to the finals. For Bookings Contact: Rick Dezsi (330) 219-4246.

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. All proceeds for the event will stay in the community. Sponsored by Crestwood Action Coalition Team.

Movie Night
Oct 28
Mantua Center Christian Church invites you to MOVIE NIGHT on Friday October 28th. Cost is $5 per child / $10 per family.  Costumes Welcome! Snacks Provided! Crafts!
6:00pm-8:30pm  Please bring a sleeping bag or blanket to sit on.  Adult supervision is provided. Mantua Center Christian Church, 4118 State Route 82, Mantua, Oh 44255  Contact: Tammie Habbyshaw 216.496.7275 (Children must be potty trained)

911…Never Forget
Through Oct 31
A collaborative mosaic tribute from Community Artworks is on display at the Trumbull Art Gallery.  Thirty-two area artists have eached contributed a painting, all of which are combined in one cohesive mural as a tribute for the 10th anniversary of the 911 attacks.  This is done in the same manner as the Mona Lisa was done last year.  Available for viewing Tuesday – Saturday from noon to 4 pm.  Admission is free, and posters of the mosaic are available for purchase.
Pipe Organ Recital
Nov 6
An organ recital celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the St. Martin’s-Miles Pipe Organ will be held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 6295 Chagrin River Road on November 6th at 3 p.m.  Guest organist: James Clouser, CAGO, ChM.  Program includes an introduction to the pipe organ–“Rex: The King of Instruments,” narrated by Cassie Clouser and J.S. Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.  Free and open to the public.

Portage County’s Newest & Largest Park
November 6
Although the Morgan Preserve is not yet open to the general public, we have been given permission to begin exploring this 500+ acre park. Various stream and wetland areas are interspersed in a matrix of mature and young forest and abandoned farm fields. As of yet there are no trails and the sheer size of this preserve insures there will be plenty of natural surprises and exciting discoveries. Come and help us begin to fill in the blank spots on the map of this new park. 1:00-3:00pm. Directions provided upon registration: 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Sponsored by Friends of the Hiram College Field Station  (fee required).

Crafters Needed
For Nov 12
Claridon Girl Scout Troop 1324 is looking for crafters and vendors for it’s 6th annual Santa Shoppe to be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 9a.m. to 3p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 322 and Claridon-Troy Rd. Tables are $20.00 each. For more information and or reservations, please call Dolly at 440-635-1173.

The Nature of Downtown Warren
November 20
Discover the majesty of the amazingly large trees lining the Mahoning River in Perkins Park, downtown Warren. The old growth trees attract a variety of wildlife and soften the effect of the urban landscape. Gardens and restored historic buildings add to the ambiance of the area. 1:00-3:00pm. Directions provided upon registration: 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Sponsored by Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (fee required).

Curtains of Theatre’s Comedy Night
Nov 19
Once again The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will be hosting their second Comedy Night on Saturday, November 19th at 7 pm. at Slim ‘n’ Jumbos. Guests will be entertained with a variety of Amateur Comedians. Watch for more details to come.
Mark your calendars now.

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.