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Food Donations Wanted


First Church of God in Windham is collecting canned good and non-perishable foods for inclusion in food baskets for local families for this Thanksgiving.  If you would like to help with this project to help locate families in need this Thanksgiving,  donations may be brought to 9016 N Main St, Windham or by calling 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426.

Balloon A-Fair Christmas Parade Seeking Participants

Want to get in the holiday spirit? The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Christmas Parade Committee is seeking people, groups, business or organizations wanting to participate in the Christmas Parade on Dec. 1. Parade units must have lights and fit with this year’s parade theme, “Candy Canes & Carols”.  Line-up begins at 6:00 p.m. across from the old Ravenna High School at East Main and Myrtle Street. The Christmas parade steps-off at 7:00 p.m. and continues down Main Street. For information and applications call the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Hot-line at 330-296-3247 or Mark Short, Parade Chairperson, at 330-297-1586.


Start Something! Big Brothers Needed

What if every child fulfills their potential? Think how amazing that would be. Start something. Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently in need of Big Brother volunteers. We have boys waiting in all parts of the county for someone who wants to spend time with them. Big Brothers & Sisters is not your typical organization, we help children realize their potential & build their futures. Call us today (330) 296-6655 or visit www.bbsportage.org. All it takes is 12 hours a month and the willingness to Start Something. You’ll be glad you did


Musical Gifts & Abilities Wanted

Sunday Mornings

If you have musical gifts and abilities and would like to apply those more regularly, First Church of God would like to consider adding you to their worship experience.  They will work with your gifts in the fashion the fits you best.  You can contact the church at 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426.  Worship is held Sundays at 11 am and is general a blended style.


Praise and Worship Service


Southington U.M.C. Praise and Worship Service (Located at the town center on S.R. 305) Saturdays at 7pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Cant make Sunday morning? Try us


Free Exercise!

Sunday Evenings

Please come to adult co-ed volleyball in the Middle School Gym 6 pm on Sundays. Questions? (330) 527-5195 Rich


Loaves and Fishes at Lunch

3rd Weds each Month

Hilltop Christian Church Fellowship Hall – Side Door Entrance, 4572 W Prospect St Mantua  OH  44255. 330-274-2771 (Hilltop)// 330-274-3585 (Liz Meeker) Join us for a Homemade Soup Lunch the third Wednesday of each month 12:30 to 2:00. Open to all – no charge (donations gratefully accepted)


Tae Kwon Do

Now-Nov. 29

New session of Tae Kwon Do will be held from Nov. 1 to 29 (no class 11/22) at Brown Middle School Cafeteria in Ravenna for ages 7 years to adults, male or female.  Tae Kwon Do emphasizes self-discipline, exercise, and martial art skills.  Instructors work with students individually and as a group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Participants must have a mouth piece on first night.  Male students are required to wear protective gear after the second week. Cost is $40 and is paid the first night to the instructors. To register, call Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department at 330-296-2864.  Check out their web site www.martialartsravenna.com.


Youth Basketball Sign-ups

Register Today

It’s not too late to sign up for Garfield Youth Boy’s Basketall Grades 4-6th. The cost is $40 and you can sign up by emailing Garfield

Head Coach Andy Olesky at: aolesky@jagschools.org or by calling Aaron King at 330-524-2646.


GUMC Raffle

During Christmas Walk

At the Craft Shop during the Christmas Walk, the Garrettsville United Methodist Church will be auctioning off gift baskets with such themes as car care, soups, hot beverages, kitchen, golf, and games. Tickets cost $1 for 1, $5 for 6, and $20 for 30 and will be available at the shop as will the baskets for viewing.  You can then put all of your tickets on one basket or spread them over several baskets.  Drawings will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 11th at the Craft Shop.


Stop in and Enjoy

Nov  8-10

Stop by for some fresh homemade Donut Holes,Hot coffee or Hot Chocolate while you are out enjoying the Garrettsville Christmas Walk, Nov. 2,3,4 and 8,9,10.Troop 62 will be located at 8098 Main Street,Garrettsville (next to Subway).We look forward to seeing you!



Go Loony

Nov. 8 & 10

Attend “Loons in Lore & Legend on our Lakes” on Nov. 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. to hear Dan share the loon’s life, lore and legend. The West Woods Nature Center is located at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township. Dan will also reveal where and when to see the loon on our local lakes during migration. However, just two days later, he is also taking the community on a field trip during the Loon and Big Bird Lookout on Nov. 10, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., in search of Common Loon, Bald Eagle, Sandhill Crane, Tundra Swans and other waterfowl on the water – a Nature’s Not to Be Missed program this season! For that program, meet up at the boathouse parking area of LaDue Reservoir, east of the intersection of Route 44 and Washington Street (Auburn Corners), then join the carpool to LaDue’s west shore to search. Participants may attend one or both of these programs without registration. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.


Eagles Fish Fry

Nov. 9

Garrettsville Eagles Fish Fry Nov 9 from 4-7:30. Fish or shrimp or combo, baked potato or French Fries, green beans and coleslaw, dinner roll and butter. Notice there will be NO Fish fry in December. Also no steak fry in Nov & Dec. have a nice holiday looking forward to seeing you in January.


Fish Fry

Nov. 9

American Legion Post 674 will be having fish fry, Nov. 9 from  4 P.M. until 8 P.M. $8. Choice of fish, shrimp or chicken, or combo plate, choice of potatoes (French fries or baked) ,and 2 sides ( coleslaw, apple sauce, green beans, mac and cheese) roll and butter. Carryout’s available, 330 326 3188. 9960 east center St (St. Rt. 303)Windham. Public Welcome


Indoor Garage Sale

Nov 9 & 10

Garage Sale, Bake Sale and Soup Sale from 9am-4pm. Lunch available for purchase. First church of God, 426 W. Broad St. Newton Falls.


NGCC Scotch Doubles

Nov 10

SCOTCH DOUBLES  BOWLING!!!!!! Come join us at SKY LANES for an evening of fun.  The cost is $40.00 per couple and this will include bowling, shoes, pizza, soft drinks and beer.  There will be a 50/50 raffle.  ALL proceeds go directly to the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard. The fun begins at 9 pm.


St. Michael’s Day Dinner

Nov. 10

ST. MICHAEL’S DAY DINNER at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 737 Ridge Road, Newton Falls. Nov. 10, from 4 – 7 p.m.  Adults $12.


Craft/ Vendor Show

Nov. 10

Come join us for a craft/vendor show to benefit the Church Mouse & Programs Nov. 10 at the Newton Falls Community Center. 52 E. Quarry St from 10am-4pm. Will also have a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds donated to the Church Mouse.


Annual Santa Shoppe

Nov. 10

Claridon Girl Scout Troop 1324 will be holding its 7th annual Santa Shoppe on Nov. 10 from 9a.m. to 3p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 322 and Claridon-Troy Rd. in Claridon. Come out and shop from the many crafters and vendors. Santa will be there from 11-1. Refreshments will be available. Free drawing throughout the day. For more information and or reservations please call Dolly at 440-635-1173.


Annual 2 Grand Dinner

Nov 10

Mark your calendars for Nov 10 and support your Garfield Marching Pride at our annual 2 Grand Dinner. This year’s event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mantua on State Rt 44 just north of RT 82. Dinner will be provided by Guido’s of Ravenna and there will be a cash bar to quench your thirst.  Tickets are only $40.00 each and can be purchased from any band student or by contacting Judy Huehner @ 330-687-0630. With only 300 tickets available don’t miss out on your chance to win the $2000.00 dollar grand prize or any of the many silent auction items. Help our Pride keep marching!


Dine To Donate

Nov. 10

On Nov.10th from 11:00 am to close Applebee’s is hosting a “Dine to Donate” event at its Niles location (904 Great East Plaza, Eastwood Mall) for the Crescendo Club (Newton Falls Band Boosters). Just dine at Applebee’s and 10% of your bill will be donated to the Club if you present your server with a “Dine to Donate” flyer. Ask any band member or Crescendo Club member for a flyer, or you can find them on bulletin boards around town. You can also receive one by calling Laura at (330) 872-1647 or Kim at (330) 984-9061. Our last club meeting of the year will be Tuesday November 13th, 6:00 pm at the Band Room. See you there!”


Feast Day Dinner

Nov. 10

St. Michaels Byzantine  Catholic Church in Newton Falls, Ohio, is having a feast day dinner on Nov. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner will feature traditional Slavonic and American cuisine with 4 courses and side dishes. Tickets are $12 per person And are available by calling the church at 330.872.5216. Tickets will also be sold at the door.


Annual Holiday Sale

Nov. 10

Christmas ornaments, holiday crafts, soup mixes, jar cookie mixes, beer, bread mix, jellies and jam, and much more. Held from 10-4 at the Hiram Farm Living and Learning Center, 11543 Garfield Rd. Hiram. (330) 569-3441


Art Auction & Wine Tasting

Nov. 10

The Western Reserve Kiwanis Art Auction & Wine Tasting is Nov. 10th in the Gelbke Fine Art Center (on Winrock Road) at Hiram College. Admission is $ 15.00. Preview at 5pm, live auction 6:30 pm. Come early, browse, & mingle while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres by On the Spot Gourmet and wine tasting by Candelight Winery & Auburn Twin Oaks. A stunning collection of incredible art for every taste & budget will be available for viewing. Cash, checks, & all major credit cards accepted This is an opportunity to purchase beautifully framed art for the home or office while being educated and entertained by a live auctioneer. (The Western Reserve Kiwanis needs a minimum of 100 people to qualify for a donation match from the art auction.) For more information or tickets call Steve Schuller 330-801-2436 or email schullersc@my.hiram.edu


Local Author Series

Nov. 10

Newton Falls Public Library Local Author Series: National speaker and author Patrick Hartory will be discussing his new book Your Ageless Mind. Join us at 2 pm as he presents a free brain fitness program, followed by your questions and a book signing.  Learn simple exercises that can help fight Alzheimer’s disease, improve your natural ability to remember names and details, discover the super brain foods that will help slow mental aging, and get easy-to-use tips on keeping your mind healthy and strong.


St. Anselm Christmas Boutique


9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., St. Anselm’s Women’s Guild will hold its Annual Christmas Boutique at St. Anselm Church, 13013 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland.  There will be over 80 vendors from the area who will be displaying their specialties. Take a break from shopping and stop at the snack bar or the bake sale for delicious homemade goodies.  Your $1.00 donation for admission entitles you to a chance to win a door prize throughout the day. At the end of the day there will be a Raffle for 11 great prizes including a ceramic holy family, a $100 gift certificate from Great Day Tours, and many other handmade prizes. Winners need not be present. Nancy Battenfield, Publicity Chairperson 440-729-9684


Hambden Grange Pancake Breakfast

Nov 11

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, sausage, juice, cocoa, coffee, Sunday, November 11, from 8:00am to 1:00pm. The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon.

Cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under.


Guest Minister

Nov. 11

Russ Nottingham a Christian singer, songwriter and musician will be ministering at the First Congregational Church of Freedom on Nov. 11 at 10:30 am. The church is located at St. Rt. 88 & St. Rt. 303 in Freedom Township.


Special Bingo

Nov. 11

St. Michael’s Church, 9736 E. Center St. in Windham. Gift  & bakery raffles. Refreshments available. Sponsored by the Ladies Guild and the Knights of Columbus. Starts at 1:30. No one under 18 permitted.


Swim With The Hiram College Water Dogs

Register Nov. 11 – 30

Sunday afternoon sessions: 2 – 3 pm, 3 – 4 pm, 4 – 5 pm, 5 – 6 pm All Levels, All Hours. Lesson are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Free time at the end. Dec. 2,9,16, Jan. 13, and 20th. $50.00 per Child for all 5 lessons. Age:  4 years and older. Sign-ups: Nov. 11 from 2:30-4:30pm At the Hiram College Pool. Register online! Deadline to register November 30th  http://www.hiram.edu/athletics/menssports/swim/lessons.html. Questions Call Jack Groselle at 330-569-5343


Presenting of Colors

Nov. 11

Post 459 Color-Guard will present the colors at the Geauga County Veterans Memorial Site, located on Ravenwood Pkwy., across from UHHS hospital at 2 pm. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for details.


Christmas Boutique

Nov. 11

St. Joseph’s Garden Club cordially invites you to their 28th Annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, November 11, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Held at St. Joseph’s Hughes Hall, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. in Mantua, the event features hand-crafted items, breakfast and lunch items, door prizes, and free admission & parking. Please call Marlene Hornyak (330-274-8145) or St. Joseph’s (330-274-2253) with any questions.


Chili & Soup Dinner

Nov. 11

A.U.C.E. Chili and Soup dinner, free to all veterans on Nov. 11 from 4:30-7:30 pm. Call Bo (440) 834—8764 for details.


Chinese Auction

Drawing Nov. 11

Tickets will be sold at the craft shop (former Irwin’s Hardware) during Christmas Walk hours, also at Garrettsville UMC Roast Beef Dinner on Nov. 6. Hosted by the Garrettsville UMC. There is a basket for everyone, some may be considered early Christmas shopping. Winners will receive a phone call Nov 11 or 12. You may also check at www.jamesagarfieldhistoricalsociety.com or Garfield Historical on Facebook.


All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Nov. 11

Knights of Columbus Council #3350 is hosting an all you can eat spaghetti dinner from 12:00pm-3:00pm At Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall 120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Dinner Includes: Spaghetti & meatballs, Salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and Dessert (Carry out available)

Adults:$7.00, Children: $3.00 (6-11), Children: (5 & under) FREE. For any additional information

Tom Fetock (330) 872-5886, Matt Stimac (330)872-7865 or Jim Burns (330)883-0575


East Ohio Volleyball Club Tryouts

Nov. 11 & 18

We teach volleyball! Our 20th season. Join a club that plays everyone. Bring your 6th grader to get ready for 7th grade volleyball. We train teams or coaches at your school. Tryouts at the Warren YMCA on Nov 11 & 18.  6th-8th from 1-3, 9th-12th from 3-5, any grade from 5-6. Call (330) 219-1368


PCDL Closed

Nov. 12

All offices and branches of Portage County District Library will be closed on Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day. They will resume normal operating hours on Nov. 13. Visit www.portagelibrary.org for more information


American Legion Breakfast

Nov. 12

American Legion Post 674 Windham, will be having a breakfast Nov. 12 from 8 am till 11 am. Cost is $6 per person.  Come out and support your local veterans.


Senior Bingo

Nov. 12

Senior Bingo will be on Nov. 12 at the Newton Falls Community Center. Free to all seniors. We have 50/50 raffle prize. From 5-7 pm. Come join us and have some fun


Online Shopping Class

Nov. 14

If you are tired of wasting your time and money while driving all over town searching for the perfect gift, enter the world of online shopping at the Burton Public Library.  Online Deals and Steals, a free class for adults, will be held at the library on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.  The class will explore discounted retail sites, auctions, online coupon sites, and free shipping offers.  Please call the Burton Public Library to register:  440-834-4466.



Entries Due Nov. 15

For over 20 years, the Burton Public Library has had a Gingerbread House-making contest.  The gingerbread creations are on display in the library from Thanksgiving weekend until Christmas.  The contest has four categories:  Adult, Teen, Child and Special with cash prizes for first and second place in each category.  All of the contest rules and entry forms are available on the library’s website:  www.burton.lib.oh.us   Contest rules and entry forms are also available in the library.  Gingerbread houses are due at the library on, Nov. 15 and will be on display until Dec. 21.  For more information, call the Burton Public Library at 440-834-4466.


Decorate a Thanksgiving Cornucopia

Nov 15, 16, 19 & 20

Stop in and decorate a Thanksgiving cornucopia, available Nov. 15, 16, 19 and 20 during library hours.  This craft is appropriate for all ages. Bring your snacks and join us black Friday for a free showing of a just released movie and crafts.  For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive, is open Monday and Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm-6:30 pm; and closed on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. For additional information about library programs and services, please visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.


Monthly Meeting

Nov. 15

The retires of Local 2243 U.S.W.A. Copperweld Steel Co. will have their regular monthly meeting on Nov 15 at 1 pm at the Champion Assisted Living on Champion St. East.

Down Home Gospel Q.T. Concert

Nov. 16

Doors open @ 6:15pm. 7:00-9:00pm Akron Free Will Baptist Church, 1802 Eastwood Ave Akron, Oh 44305. Down Home Gospel Q.T. to host the concert. Our special guest: The Fishermen Q.T. / Clyde, Ohio. The Fishermen QT has been singing as a group for over 40 years and will certainly bless all of us with their harmony and quality of music. Church talent as well. A love offering will be taken. For more information call Down Home Gospel @ 330 256 3114


Comedian Night

Nov 17

Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre presents their 4th Amateur Comedian Night on Nov 17 at 7:30 pm at Slim and Jumbo’s on Main Street in Garrettsville. The doors open at 7:00 pm. and the audience will pick the winners. Tickets at the door -$10.00.  Includes ticket for raffle. Amateur comedians wishing to participate contact Jackie (rinearson05@frontier.com) for entry instructions. No fee to enter. $175.00 Grand Prize, $75.00 Second Place, $50.00 Third Place.


Spaghetti Dinner

Nov. 17

There will be a spaghetti dinner on Nov. 17 from 4-7pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge on St. Rt. 88 in West Farmington. Cost is $7 for adults, $4.50 ages 5-12 and free for 5 and under. Carry-outs are available for $7.50



Nov. 17

Low cost mobile spay and neuter clinic for cats and dogs. $10 per pet includes rabies shot. To be held Nov. 17 at 8AM. Geauga Feed, 11030 Kinsman Rd. Newbury. THIS IS A PROGRAM FOR LOW INCOME AND AMISH WHO ARE GEAUGA CO. RESIDENTS. YOU MUST PRE- QUALIFY AND REGISTER-CALL KAY RASOLETTI (440) 338-4819 X21 TO DO SO.


Elk Foundation Annual Banquet

Nov 17

The Lake Erie Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is holding its annual fundraising banquet on Nov. 17at St. Denis Party Center, Chardon. The RMEF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the future if wildlife and their habitat. Please contact Ed Jackson (440) 567-0847 or (440) 834-8728 or Eric West (440) 667-6287


Amvets Post 112 Ladies Auxiliary Fundraiser Breakfast

Nov. 18

9 am to 12:pm at the Amvets Post #112. 37 W Broad St.-Newton Falls. Menu includes: Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Pancakes, French Toast, Biscuits & Gravy,Coffee, Tea & Juice. Cost: Adults $6.00, Children 4-9 $5.00 and Under 4 FREE. Money raised helps support our Veterans and Military programs

Monthly Meeting

Nov. 19

Portage County Republican Women’s Club invites you and your guests to the monthly meeting on Nov 19th at 6:30 pm at  the Redline- East Coast Cafe, 106 E. Main St.Ravenna. Election of 2013 officers will be held. Nominations can be made before Nov 17 or at the meeting. For more information call Jeneen at (330) 687-4067


Story Time

Nov. 19

Windham Library invites kids of all ages to a special holiday series story time, starting Nov.19 at 10:30am. Story time is an opportunity for both the parent and child to spend some one-on-one time enriching the child’s environment with stories, music, finger plays and movement. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive, is open Monday and Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm-6:30 pm; and closed on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. For additional information about library programs and services, please visit Portage County District Library online at www.portagelibrary.org.


Annual Turkey Raffle

Nov. 19

Windham Fire Department will be having its annual Turkey Raffle being held Nov.19 @ 7:00pm at our fire station, located @ 9601 E. Center St. Tickets are .50 each with 2 drawings per ticket. 1st spin of the wheel is for a turkey or a ham, 2nd spin of the wheel will be for a donated prize from the table. We will also be having a 50/50 drawing and refreshments and food will be served. Any question please call 330-326-2225 and leave a message.


12 Gauge Raffle

Nov. 20

Windham American Legion Post 674 S.A.L. Remington 870 Exp. Comb 12 gauge raffle. Ticket price $1 each or 6 for $5. Call (330) 326-3188 or (330) 998-1118. Drawing will be held Nov. 20 at 5pm. Winner need not be present. Be ready for that big buck!


Ravenna Midnight Madness

Nov. 23

Traditionally, many Ravenna merchants will be open very late on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Festivities, including Elves’ Workshop, will be open for children’s activities at the Chamber Office (135 E Main) from 6-8. Free horse and buggy rides from 7-9. Ice Carver on the courthouse lawn starting at 8. Carolers will be singing throughout the evening. Merchants will be having their own inside sales to help you with your Christmas shopping list.  For more info call Susie K’s Café & Tea Room (330) 296-3779 or House of Holiday Ornaments (330) 297-6684


12th Annual Santa’s Collection Craft Show

Nov. 24

Climb the stairs to a wonderland of holiday excitement. Nov 24 from 9am-3pm. Area crafters, unique gifts, crafts and toys. Free admission to craft show; (please bring a donation for our active troops.) For table information, contact Carol (440)834-4532. All proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund.


Breakfast with Santa

Nov. 24 & 25

Burton American Legion Auxiliary, Post 459 (Goodwin St.  Burton OH) is hosting Breakfast with Santa on Nov 24 & 25 from 9am-1pm. Admission adults: $6, children 6-12 $3, children 5 & under are free.


Portage Christian Business Network

Nov. 28

On Nov.28, 12:30pm-1:30pm, the Portage Christian Business Network will meet at The Salvation Army in Ravenna, located at 268 W. Main St. The purpose of this group is to connect Christian business professionals to network, equip, and encourage one another in the faith. RSVP’S are not required but appreciated and participants are welcome to bring their lunch. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month except December. For more information, call or text Mike at (330)285-1937 or call the Salvation Army at (330)296-7371.


Geauga County Master Gardeners

Dec. 1

Join Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik in this popular class from 9am-noon and create a beautiful table top Christmas tree made from nature’s bounty. You’ll learn how to use professional floral materials and prepare dried materials from the garden, and then make your own table top Christmas tree complete with decorations. Dried flowers, seeds, ribbons, ornaments, feathers, let your imagination blossom. You will be amazed at how beautiful your creation will be. Keep it for your home or give as a special gift to a friend. You can’t go wrong. So invite a friend and have a fun time with us. All materials and light refreshments provided. $35 fee. Class held at Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Bldg., 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, OH 44021 on the Burton Fairgrounds. Call 440-834-4656 with questions or to preregister. Make check payable to OSU Extension and mail to PO Box 387, Burton, OH 44021. www.geauga.osu.edu


Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 1

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair’s annual lighted Christmas Parade “Candy Canes & Carols” will take place downtown Ravenna on Main Street at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1. The parade includes themed floats, dancing and marching groups. Leading off the parade will be the Ravenna High School Band under the direction of Drew Adametz. Santa Claus straight from the North Pole will arrive in his magical horse-drawn carriage. Local youngsters will have a chance to share their Christmas wishes with Santa following the parade at the Buckeye Mini Mall, located at 250 E. Main St. For information call the Mark Short at 330-297-1586 or Ravenna Balloon A-Fair at (330) 296-3247.


Windham Athletic Boosters Fundraiser

Dec. 1

Casino Trip to Presque Isle in Erie, PA. Dec 1 bus leaves at 4 pm from Windham High School. We will be at the casino from 6-11pm. The bus will return around 1 am. $40 per person, each person receives $35 free game play upon registration at the casino. Additional prizes and 50/50 raffle on bus. Proceeds benefit the new baseball/ softball complex. Contact Dawn Kilgore (216) 406-0019 Denise Dean (330) 717-1029 Missy Pozsgai (330) 389-0659 or Diana Knight (330) 571-3532


Community Support at Mary Yoder’s

Dec. 8

Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen is reaching out to help those who may struggle to enjoy the holiday season.  On Dec. 8, beginning at 3:00 pm, Mary Yoder’s will be hosting a Chinese Auction Benefit, with all proceeds from the auction going to support Shop With a Cop and the food pantry in Middlefield.   Along with the auction, guests will enjoy a boxed lunch which includes a choice of a chicken salad sandwich or a ham sandwich, chips, and a cookie.  Coffee and punch will be provided also. Bidding is from 3:00 to 5:00 pm; the drawing begins at 5:00. Admission tickets, which include the boxed lunch and 10 complimentary auction tickets, are on sale for $15.00 at Mary Yoder’s or online at www.maryyodersamishkitchen.com.   Everyone is invited to come, enjoy the afternoon, cross some items off your Christmas list, and most importantly, help your neighbor


Santa Letter Fundraiser

Deadline Dec. 14

The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre is sponsoring their personal Santa Letter Fundraiser again this year. Order your letters early, to secure your letters. Each letter includes a personalized letter to the child and also an ornament for their tree. The cost is only $9.00 per letter. Cut off for letters is Dec. 14th; all request and monies must be received by midnight on Dec. 14 to be mailed on Dec. 19.No late request will be honored.All letters will be mailed during the week of December 17, 2012.Send a check made payable to Curtains up Theatre to: P.O. Box 541 Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Include the child’s name, address, age and sex


People Tree Adopt a Family

Dec. 20

People Tree is getting ready for the 2012 Christmas Season. We will be doing the adopt a family again and each family will receive a food basker. For more information call Hallie (330) 527-4097 or Liz (330) 527-2408. Donations can be dropped off at the Library, Middlefield Bank, Huntington Bank, Art N Flowers and Rite Aid.  Each family will receive a turkey, dressing, potatoes. Cranberry sauce, gravy, rolls, noodles, sweet potatoes, green beans, toilet paper, laundry soap, bath soap, dish soap, shampoo and toothpaste. Distribution will be Dec. 20 and appointments are a must.