Vendors Wanted Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Today

Vendors are still being accepted for this year’s market. All vendors must have edible items and no food carts are permitted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmer’s Markets will run from July 18, 2012 through October 3, 2012 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at


Seeking Artisans

Register today 

The DMRC is seeking artisans for the 4th Annual Art on the Hill to be held from 10-5. Booth fee is just $45. An application and more information can be found at or by calling 330-414-6486. Art on the Hill is sponosred by Rick Frato, Financial Advisor – Edward Jones and the Community Journal. We hope to see you in July!

Volunteers Needed

The Camelot Center is currently seeking volunteers to assist with their therapeutic horseback riding program.  Minimum age is 14 years old.  Volunteers are needed to assist riders to groom their horses before lessons, lead horses, sidewalk riders who may need physical or emotional support, help with general maintenance and fundraisers. Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays with classes in the mornings, afternoon and early evening.  No horse experience is needed as we will teach you what you need to know.  This is a great way to be with children, adults and horses and have fun while helping others.  Please contact the barn at 330-889-0036 for more info or email us at


Attention Crafters & Vendors

Register Today

The Ravenna Summerfest is June 16 from 10-6. We are currently looking for additional crafters and vendors to add to the days activities and car show. Please contact Susie 330 296 3779 or Barb 330 297 6684


Newton Falls 4th Raffle Tickets

On Sale Thru July 4

Newton Falls 4th of July Committee is selling raffle tickets for the fireworks display to take place on July 4, at 10 pm.  This year’s prizes are as follows:  Grand Prize- $2500.00, 1st- 55” LCD TV, 2nd- Latest IPAD, 3rd- 32” LCD TV, 4th- Kindle Fire, 5th- PlayStation Vita.  The donation price is $10 per ticket and available at local stores and from committee members.  Look for us on the corner by Family Video in June.  ALL donations go to the fireworks!


Historical Society Open

First Saturday of Month

The James A. Garfield Historical Society will be open the first Saturday of every month between 10:00 and 3:00.  We are located at the corner of Main St. and High St. in Garrettsville. Microfilm of the Garrettsville Journals are available for research. Everyone is welcome.


Sunday Morning Fellowships

Every Sunday

Each Sunday morning the First Church of God in Windham at 9016 N. Main St. invites you to share in a donuts and coffee/juice fellowship at 9:00 am.  The fellowship time is followed by adult and children’s classes at 10 and congregational worship at 11.


Retire Your Flag

Through May 24

Cub Scout Pack 62 of Garrettsville will be collecting worn and damaged U.S flags for their flag retirement ceremony on May 24th.  If you have a flag that needs to be retired, please contact Dave/Chris Schaefer at 330-274-0572 or Don Neu at 330-527-8050.


To Kill a Mockingbird

May 17, 18 & 19

“To Kill a Mockingbird” will be performed for the public on May 17th, May 18th at 7:30pm and May 20th at 2:00pm.  All tickets are $5.00 .The historic Geauga Theater is located on beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street, Chardon, Ohio. For information or to purchase tickets visit, or call the box office at 440-286-2255.


Galapagos Islands Experience

May 18

Experience the Galapagos Islands at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living on Friday, May 18, 2012, at 1:00 pm!  Prudy Hall will share photos and information from her recent travels to this incredible archipelago!  Her presentation focuses on the fascinating wildlife and natural history of the Galapagos.  Won’t you  join us?  Refreshments will be served and admission is free!  The Pines at Brooks House is located at 18122 Claridon-Troy Rd. (SR 700), Hiram, OH, in Troy Township, about 5 miles north of Hiram OR about 1 mile south of SR 422.  If you have any questions, call Christine at (440)834-0260, ext. 4, or e-mail us at


Night At The Races!

May 18

Slim & Jumbo’s

Doors Open at 6:30 with Dinner starting at 7:00. Racing begins at 8:00pm All- you-can-eat pizza and wings. $15.00 per person, cash bar available. Tickets available at G-ville Auto Parts and Sky Plaza Laundromat. Chinese Auction All proceeds benefit Garfield Middle School Football Program. Contact Kim Burrows  330-527-4873 or Dan Peterson at 330-527-4311 for more info


Home Gospel Concert Series

May 18

7:00 – 9:00pm  May 18 at Akron Free Will Baptist. 1802 Eastwood Ave Akron, Ohio Performing Artists: Host Group: Down Home Gospel Q.T. Guests: Violet Maynard Family Columbus, Ohio. Other talent. Love offering will be taken.For more information call 330 256 3114


Garden and Landscape Contractors Wanted!

May 18, 19

If you are interested in reserving a space to promote your business at the Portage County Gardeners’ annual plant sale on May 18 and 19, call or text 330-348-6089 for more information. Spaces are limited and there is a $20.00 fee per table.


GrassRoots Community Gardeners’ Plant Sale

May 18 & 19

9th annual perennial sale May 18 from 10-1 and May 19 from 10-1 at the Nelson Community House on Nelson Circle. Always welcoming new members! For more information call Johanna Wilson (330) 367-7608


Plant Sale

May 18 & 19

Portage County Gardeners’ annual plant sale will be held on May 18 from 4 -7 PM and on May 19 from 9 AM – 2 PM at 5154 S. Prospect St. (SR 44) in Rootstown. In addition to the perennials donated by the gardeners, there will be annuals, hanging baskets, planters, herbs, and vegetable plants for sale. Inside the building there will be a bake sale, raffle, kid’s corner and a garden cafe serving lunch on Saturday. A hot dog and drink will be available for purchase on Friday. Be sure to visit the Garden Shop, new this year, filled with garden gifts and treasures.


A Bluegrass Music Show

May 19

Shalersville Town Hall

A Bluegrass Music Show will be held from 7 to 11 p.m.The event will feature three bands, Coney Carver and Rainbow Valley Boys, Beyond Calvary, and the Blanton Family. The cost is $10 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 330-325-7867.


All-you-can-eat Breakfast

May 19

All-you-can -eat pancakes (in house) breakfast, will be held on May 19 from 8am-noon. Adults $5.75, 5-12 yrs. $2.75, under 5 free. Tickets to be purchased at the door. Take outs are available, call 330-872-1328 to place order. First Christian Church of Newton Falls


Garden Club Plant Sale

May 19

Mantua Village Garden Club is having a plant sale on May 19 from 9-1 on Main St. across from the Chase Bank parking lot – come rain or shine. This is a good way to get new perennials for your garden at a reasonable price.


Soccer Tournmment

May 19

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Youth 3-on-3 Spring Soccer Tournament for boys and girls U7/U8, U9/U10, U11/U12 age as of last July 31, 2011. The tournament will be held on May 19 at the soccer complex.  Cost is $60 per team if registered by May 11.  A $10 late fee will be charged after May 11.  Registration forms are available at the Ravenna Parks and Recreation office, 530 N. Freedom St.  (330) 296-2864, weekdays 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:15 p.m.


Community Garage Sale

 May 19

Community garage sale sponsored by Atwood-Mauck Post 459 on May 19 from 8am-1pm. 14052 Goodwin St. Burton. Contact Mike 330.286.1202


Indoor Garage Sales

May 19

The First Church of God will be holding an  indoor garage sale at 426 West Broad St., Newton Falls on May 10 from 9 am – 4 pm


Celtic Beltane Festival

May 19

The 8th Annual Celtic Beltane Festival, sponsored by the Scottish American Society [] will be held on May 19 at Maize Valley Market and Winery, 6193 Edison St. NE (St. Rt. 619) Hartville, Ohio 44632 [330-877-8344].  Gates open at 10:00. Free parking.  Admission cost:  Age 100 and over, free.  Age 8 and under, free.  Over age 8 – $6.00.  $20 for a family.

Bird Day

May 19

Audubon International Migratory Bird Day, May 19th  1-5 pm, Novak Educaton Center, 382 Townline Road, Aurora, OH. Fun for the whole family.  Back To The Wild with live birds, hayride, free hot dogs, bird walk, children’s activities. Event is free.


Antique Tool Show

May 19

The annual Antique Tool Show will be held from 10 am -3pm in the Bond Bldg. Century Village Museum, Burton. Free to public. Come see tools you won’t see again, at the 6th annual tool show. Contact Dan Miller 330 297 6344


Spring Show & Flea Market

May 19 & 20

Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County spring show and flea market will be May 19 and 20 from 9-5. Flea market and food vendors. Garden tractor pull tractors and equipment, tons of fun! For more info call Terry Taylor at (330) 442-2460.


Chicken & Duck Dinner

May 20

DTJ Taborville is having a chicken and duck dinner on May 20, serving from 12-2 PM. Cost is $11 for an adult dinner and $6 for a children’s chicken dinner. ½ duck dinner is $16. Dinner includes dumplings, sauerkraut, a homemade donut and coffee. Czech beer is available at the bar. Frank Moravcik will provide music from 12:30-3:30.


Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

May 20 

Pasta Dinner fundraiser from 12- 5: at the Rootstown Fire Station to benefit the 2012 Portage County 4-H Camp. Please join the camp counselors on May 20th to support this year’s camp and enjoy a great meal.  While you are there you can meet this year’s camp counselors, hear about activities from last year’s camp, and get information about this year’s camp. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5 for senior citizens, 4-H members, and children ages 4-14.  Children ages 3 and under are free.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or from any Portage County 4-H Camp Counselor in advance.  This event is open to the public.


Prayer Gathering in the Park

May 20

For those that believe and call on the name of Jesus Christ, let us gather together and pray as one body. Sponsored by Friendship Alliance Church and Aurora United Methodist Church.  Prayer Gathering will be  at 3pm at Sunny Lake Park, 885 E. Mennonite Rd. Aurora in the North Pavilion.


Coffee with the Birds

May 20 

Have you ever been sitting in a chair with a cup of coffee enjoying the view of your bird feeder and said, “Geez, I wonder what kind of bird that is,” or, “How can I get more birds to come?” Well, now’s your chance to get those questions answered and still enjoy that cup of joe indoors. Join Naturalist Nora Sindelar for an “inside” look at bird watching as we enjoy sitting around our bird feeding station indoors with beverages and snacks. 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Swine Creek Reservation, Lodge, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield Township


Amvets Post 112 Breakfast

May 20

The Amvets will be hosting a breakfast on May 20 from 9 am to noon at 37 W. Braods St in Newton Falls. Adults $6; Children ages 4-9 $4; Under 4 free.


Habitat for Humanity Prospective Homeowner Orientation

May 20

Interested in becoming a homeowner? Great!  Habitat can help. Habitat for Humanity of Portage County will be holding an orientation class on Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. at the Habitat Offices, located at 6630 Cleveland Rd. Ravenna 44266  Things to keep in mind before you attend this class: In order to apply for a Habitat for Humanity house, you have to attend an orientation class.  Applicants must be able to pay a monthly mortgage and be willing to complete a minimum of 250 “sweat equity” hours. Construction is underway and houses will be available for this fall. For more information and to RSVP for this class, please contact Habitat at 330-296-2880 or email at   Hope to see you there!



May 20

Re-Creation will be in concert May 20 at 7:00 pm at the Windham United Methodist Church, 9051 N Main St, Windham, OH.   Re-Creation is a group of dynamic young people who present both religious and family-oriented music which provide entertainment programming for Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in the United States. The group’s remarkable blending of voices, tasteful apparel, and dynamic presentation contribute to a unique and memorable worship experience. The public is invited to attend the concert. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be received.


Memorial Day Service

May 28

Memorial Day service will be located at Burton Square Gazebo 11am. Opened to public, Open house following at 145052 Goodwin St. Contact Mike 330.834.8764


Library Closed Memorial Day

May 28

All offices and branch locations of Portage County District Library will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. They will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 29.

Troy Township Contra Dance

June 2

Troy Township Contra Dance will be held at 13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton. All ages join in the irresistibly fun atmosphere of Contra Dance and live folk music. Lesson at 6:30pm.  Dance 7:30-10:30pm.  Adult $8, student $5, family $25.


Little Tigers Golf Fund-Raiser

June 2

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be hosting their annual Golf outing fund-raiser on June 2, 2012 at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The four-man scramble will be an 8:00 a.m. shotgun with registration starting at 7:00 a.m.. The registration fee will be $65.00 per golfer and will include lunch, dinner, golf with cart, and beverages. Prizes will be awarded for all holes. For information please contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather Lyndsey from the Olde Dutch at 330-654-4100.


Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

June 5

Mark your calendars for attending a fundraising spaghetti dinner for Daniel Cartwright who is running for Portage County Clerk of Courts. The dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. on June 5 in the fellowship hall of Covenant Bible Fellowship, Garrettsville. The price of the dinner is $8.00/adults and $4.00/children. Nick Skeriotis, Ohio House 75th District Candidate will be the guest speaker.


Crestwood Scholarship 8th Annual Golf Outing

June 6

Mantua Shalersville Area Chamber of Commerce’s (MSACC) 8th Annual Golf Outing to be held June 6 at Tanglewood National Golf Club.  Cost is $65pp or $260 team.  This fund raiser supports two $1,000 Scholarships for Crestwood Seniors.  For more info call Graham Harmon 330-274-8225 or Joann Vance at 440-632-3233.


Annual Golf Outing

June 8

Burton Middlefield American Legion will be holding their 3rd Annual golf outing is June 8 at the Pleasant Hills Golf Course. Registration is at 10:30 AM. Contact Bruce at (440) 897-2396


Annual Spring Rummage Sale

June 8 & 9

Edinburg First Church of God Rummage Sale  will be held on June 8, 9am to 5pm;  June 9, 9am to 2pm. Missions will have a bake sale and the youth will serve lunch. Clothing, misc and much children’s clothing and large and small toys. For more information, please call Alma at 330-654-3841


Hiram College Youth Football Camp

June 11-13

Hiram College Youth Football Camp.  Instruction from Hiram College coaches for kids entering grades 3-8.  The camp will be held on the Hiram College Campus on June 11-13.  Cost for the camp is $120.  For more information, please go to or call (330) 569-5446.


Summer Camp Counseler Registrations

June 11 – Aug 10

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is taking registrations for Jr Camp Counselor for our Summer Playground Day Camp.  This program is open to students entering 8th, 9th or 10th grades in the Fall 2012 and the program is held at John Tontimonia City Park.This program is designed for individuals with leadership qualities and who love to work with children.  Participants will enjoy all the same activities as the Playground Camp participants and assist in the program planning, activities, general park duties and a community service project.  For more information call the (330) 296-2864



Ladies Guild Trip to Erie, PA

June 13

The Ladies Guild  of St. Mary and St. Joseph Church is sponsoring a trip to Erie, PA on June 13th.  Among the places visited will be St. Peter’s Cathedral built in 1873. A delicious group luncheon will be served on a paddlewheel boat cruise aboard the lovely Victorian Princess.  It will journey out into the scenic Presque Isle Bay.  Later in the afternoon we will journey into one of Pennsylvania’s premier wine growing regions to a local winery for sampling and shopping.   A dinner stop will be made en route home.  The trip will leave St. Mary & St. Joseph parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and return at 7:30 p.m.  Tour cost is $79.00 per person. Space is limited—first come, first served.  Price includes bus transportation, luncheon, cruise, all sightseeing, church donations, driver tip and is fully escorted.  Make checks payable to Wendt Touring and mail to Ruby Bajnok, 5203 Taylor Avenue, NF 44444.  Phone 330-872-7928.


Day in the Country

June 13

Women’s Council for Hiram College is planning their Annual Day in the Country from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm.  Donations of gardening items, plants, jewelry, antiques, books, and household items are needed.  No clothing!   Bring your donations to the Martin Field House, SR 305 on  June 12 starting at 9 am.  If you need to have items picked up, please call 330-569-3119.  All proceeds benefit Hiram College Scholarships.


Summer Playground Day Camp

June 18- July 19

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is taking registrations for Summer Playground Day Camp. Packets may be picked up at the Recreation Department office.  This program is held at John Tontimonia City Park and is open to all children entering kindergarten through grade seven in Fall of 2012. Event sponsor is Medical Mutual.  Also included is a Ravenna School District Summer Reading & Math program  for children in Ravenna School District entering 1st through 5th grades  in Fall 2012 will be offered free of charge for a 5 week program from June 18-July 19.

For more information call the (330) 296-2864.


Safety Town

June 18 & 22

Register early for Ravenna Parks and Recreation’s Safety Town, co-sponsored by the Rotary Club.  Children entering kindergarten and 1st grade in the fall of 2012 will be introduced to safety awareness in a week-long program, June 18 to June 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Willyard School.  $35 or $40 for Non-city taxpayers.  Deadline to register is May 25 or until filled.  For further information contact 296-2864.


Junior Golf Clinic

June 19- 21

Ravenna Recreation is offering Junior Golf Clinic for children ages 8 to 16 years at Windmill Lake Golf Club on June 19 to June 21, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.   This instructional clinic will teach putting, chipping, golf etiquette, iron and wood play. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS  JUNE 15 OR UNTIL FILLED.  Checks made payable to Windmill Lake Golf Club, but mailed to Ravenna Parks and Recreation, 530 N. Freedom Street, Ravenna, Ohio.  Fee is $40.00 For more information call Ravenna Recreation Department at (330) 296-2864.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1:00 to 4:15 p.m.


Garden Tour & Plant Sale

June 20

June 20, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., 4th Annual Scholarship Benefit.  The Geauga County Master Gardeners are presenting their fourth and best yet Garden Tour & Plant Sale. $15 tickets may be purchased in advance (440.834.4656) or at Adam Hall Community Center, 11455 E. Washington Street, Auburn Township, OH 44023 the day of the sale


Friends of Melana 2nd Annual 5k

June 24

The Friends of Melana Committee is pleased to announce our 2nd annual 5k and 1 mile run/walk benefiting Childhood Glioma Cancer. The date for the event is set at June 24th at 9:00 a.m. right by the Garrettsville Summerfest Main Stage. We had 180 participants last year and we want this year to be bigger and better than ever! The cost for the event is $25.00 for runners and $10.00 for walkers. This year we are also featuring a DJ to play warm up music. The atmosphere will be fun and exciting. More information is available at


Vacation Bible School – “Incrediworld”

June 25 – 29

First Baptist Church of Garrettsville. 7656 State Route 82 Garrettsville, OH 44231. Ages – 2 yrs old to 12 yrs old – PLUS an Adult Class 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 330-527-2727


“Run of the Ox”

July 21

5k run/walk held during the Ox Roast Festival. 7 AM registration. 8 AM race. St. Joseph’s Church in Mantua. Pre-registration is $16. Race day registration $20. Awards to top 3 overall and top 3 in 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over. For more info call 216-752-5151


Save the Date!

September 15

The 7th annual Alumni banquet will be held on September 15 at the J.A. Garfield Elementary School starting at 5pm. Reservations are $18 and need to be mailed by Sept. 1 to P.O. Box 93 Garrettsville. Please include the names and graduating years of the alumni attending. Classes being honored are class of ’52, ’62, ’72, and ’87. Friday night’s home game is against Southeast. For a carefree reunion, plan with the alumni. Contact Helen Louise Paul Bouts 330.309. 2743 for more info.