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There is a new boutique in the area; you can find the cutest place for Christmas giving at the Renaissance Family Center. The boutique just received estate jewelry with jewelry from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Come see the boutique all proceeds go for programs provided at the Center. 


Fish Fry


American Legion Post 674 hold a fish fry every Friday now until Lent. Fish, Shrimp, Chicken or Combo with choice of potato (FF or baked) and 2 sides- coleslaw, apple sauce, green beans or Mac-n-Cheese


Holiday Special

Now-Dec. 14

What better way to give yourself or a loved one a gift of fitness and health for the holiday and New Year. The Ravenna Athletic Center is offering a 6 month special. The special must be purchased between Now and Dec. 14 at 530 North Freedom St. The 6 month special is available to city, non-city, corporate and seniors.  You must sign up and pay for the 6 months at once in order to get this discounted monthly rate. For more information contact the Ravenna Athletic Center at (330) 298-1201.


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)


Senior Citizens’ Luncheon

Dec. 1

First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls will be hosting a Senior Citizens’ Luncheon on, Dec. 1.  The program will begin at 11:30 AM with the luncheon to follow at noon.  The event is open to any area senior citizen.  For additional information please contact the church office at (330) 872-7055.


Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 1

Parkman Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Parkman Community House (16295 St. Rt. 422).  Bring a camera and take your child’s picture with Santa Claus.  You can then enjoy a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage & pancakes.  Kids eat for only $2.50 each and $3.50 each for accompanying adults.  Call to make your reservation – Patty @ (440) 548-2242 or Denise @ (440) 548-2939. 


Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 1 

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair’s annual lighted Christmas Parade “Candy Canes & Carols” will take place in 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


Texas Hold-Em

Dec. 1

Texas Hold-Em will be on Dec. 1 to benefit child welfare.  Sign up at 2:00 pm play at 4:00 pm. 80% payout. $50 buy in for 27,300 in chips. Free food for players, canteen open, public welcome. 9960 E. Center St. (RT 303) American Legion Post 674 (330) 326-3188


Living Nativity

Dec. 1 & 2

Braceville Christian Church, 4387 Church St. S.W., will present a “Living Nativity” between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Dec. 1 & 2. Located behind the Town Hall, these drive-thru scenes depicting the first Christmas will feature actors and live animals. The church invites you to make this part of your Christmas celebration. For more information, call the church at 330-469-6998.


First Sunday Fellowship

Dec. 2

First Sunday Fellowship – First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St, will have the monthly fellowship time following the morning service on Dec. 2.  Worship begins at 11:00 am and all are invited to attend our fellowship time after our service.  The fellowship includes coffee, tea and always a surprise sweet treat.


First Sunday Fellowship

Dec. 2

You are invited to the First Sunday Fellowship at First Church of God in Windham, 9016 N Main St.  The fellowship time is immediately following the 11 AM worship and includes various refreshments.  Everyone is invited to attend.


Annual Christmas Concert

Dec. 2

St. Ambrose church in Garrettsville is presenting their annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 2 at 6pm. Sacred and secular Christmas music will be performed by the Adult Vocal Choir, the O.K. Chorale Children’s Choir, and the Bell Choir.  Come and begin the Christmas season with inspiring prayer, music and mirth. Free and open to the public.


“Journey to Bethlehem”

Dec. 2

Experience the “Journey to Bethlehem” free at Central Christian Church. Meet the angels, King Herod, shepherds, the wise men and others in a guided tour throughout the church. The tour will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 2nd at 2051 E. Market St. in Warren. Reserve a time slot by calling 330-372-1676. Don’t miss the Christmas experience you will have when you finally reach the stable with Joseph, Mary, and the newborn Jesus.


Christmas Toy Bingo

Dec. 2

Christmas Toy Bingo will be held at St. Michael’s Church, Ridge Road, Newton Falls on Dec. 2.  Doors open at 1:00; games begin at 2:00. $5 each person, which includes cake and punch or coffee. Other refreshments will be available. 50/50 and other raffles. For more information call Sue at 330 872-1712.



Dec 2-30

Ravenna Recreation offers Pilates on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Classes will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. from Dec. 2 to 30 at Tower Lodge in John Tontimonia City Park.  Participants should bring a water bottle and a mat.  Class fee is $32 for city taxpayers and $37 for non-city taxpayers or an $8.00 drop in fee.  Pre-registration required by calling 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.


Annual Christmas Pot Luck

Dec. 6

It will be held at the Shalersville Historical Museum at 9154 St. Rt. 44 (St. Rt. 303 and 44 at the Center of Shalersville) we ask all members their families and friends of the Society to bring a dish to pass, table service and beverage will be furnished.  Dinner will begin at 6:00pm with a tree decorating and story time to follow.  This is our regular December meeting night so come have some good food and an enjoyable evening at the museum.


Monthly Soup Supper

Dec. 7

The Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary No. 193 will hold its monthly soup supper at the Village Park Lodge on Dec. 7 at 6 pm. Open to the public, $6 for adults and $3 for children.


Antique Tractor Club Christmas Party

Dec. 7

Dinner @ $13.50 (27.00  per couple) at the Gardenbrook Banquet Hall, State Route 5, North of Cortland. Dinner @ 7:00 pm ~ Doors open @ 6:00 pm. Gift exchange after dinner if desired. Man bring Man’s gift, Ladies bring Lady’s. Questions contact Donna Shelar @ dlshelar@gmail.com or Phone: 330-544-6890. Cell: 330-974-6450


Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Service

Dec. 7

Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Service held Dec. 7 at the Burton Village Gazebo at 11 AM. Call Bo (440) 834-8764 for details


Pizza with Santa

Dec. 8

The Kiwanis Club of the Western Reserve will be hosting Pizza with Santa on Dec. 8 from  10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in (*new location)  the Fellowship Hall at the Hiram Christian Church located at the intersection of Rt. 82 & 700 in Hiram, OH.  Free parking is available at the church.  $3.00 per person, kids 2 and under FREE!  Games, crafts, a Secret Santa Shop, and of course, SANTA!  Tickets available at: the Middlefield Bank in Garrettsville, Cortland Bank, and at the door.  All proceeds go to the mission of supporting children in our community & around the world.


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


Country Craft Sale

Dec. 8

Country Craft Sale from 10 am-4 pm at the Hiram Living and Learning Community; 11543 Garfield Rd. Hiram (330) 569-3441 Christmas ornaments, holiday crafts, bean soup mixes, jar cookie mixes, bread mixes, jellies and jam, candle holders, hand woven rugs and pot holders, soaps, and much more.


Bench-Building Workshop

Dec. 8

A great gift, just in time for the holidays! Meet at the Hiram College Field Station (9:30am) for this ‘make-two, take-one’ bench-building workshop. Take one bench home as a gift and help us build additional benches to be placed along the trails at the Field Station. Benches will be pre-cut, but help is needed to piece them together. Weather permitting, a campfire will keep us warm or we will be working indoors. The cost is $25 and includes one completed bench and one bench to place along the trails at the Field Station. Can’t make the workshop? Order a bench for $40. Call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu to register. Sponsored by Friends of the Field Station.


Girl Scouts Food Drive

Dec. 8 & 9

Girl Scouts of Garrettsville/Windham 9 am to 9 am. Dec. 8 & 9 Isaac Mills, Nelson Circle Collecting for Nelson – Garrettsville Community Cupboard. Please help us. Fill the Pantry for the Holidays! Accepting unwrapped gifts, Perishable and Non-Perishable Food items, Gift Cards and Monetary Donations


GHS Winter Band & Choir Concert

Dec. 9

GHS Winter Band/Choir Concert Dec. 9 at 2:00 pm The GHS winter band and choir concert will be performed in the High School auditorium.


GMS Winter Band & Choir Concert

Dec. 9

GMS Winter Band/Choir concert Dec. 9 at 4:00pm the GMS winter band and choir concert will be performed in the High School auditorium.


All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner


All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner from 12:00pm-3:00pm At Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall                      120 Maple Drive. Newton Falls. Knights Of Columbus Council #3350. Dinner Includes: Spaghetti & meatballs, Salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and Dessert (Carry out available)Adults:$7.00; Children: $3.00 (6-11)  Children: FREE(5& under). For any additional information   Tom Fetock (330) 872-5886, Matt Stimac (330)872-7865, Jim Burns    (330)883-0575


Annual Christmas Party

Dec. 9

The Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary No. 193 will hold its annual Christmas party at the post at 5:30 pm. Members and families are asked to bring an item for the 4-C’s food cupboard and a dish to pass for dinner.


Towner’s (lost) Woods: the Mound, the Kettle, the Canal

Dec 9

Explore natural and historic Towner’s Woods on Sunday, December 9. It has many stories and many mysteries.  The distinctive arching trees hint at a past landscape. Lake Pippen’s ice age beginnings, the Mound, and a search for landscape artifacts of the P & O Canal’s lost channel are all to be discovered. Join us for this naturalist led bio-geo-cultural adventure from 1:00-3:00pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $10 non-members, $7 members). To register, phone 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.


SS Mary and  Joseph’s Ladies Guild Bake Kolache

Dec. 11 & 12

St. Mary and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild of Newton Falls will be baking homemade Kolache for the Christmas Holiday and you may purchase this taste of Eastern Europe at the low cost of $9.00 each.    The Ladies offer the following fillings:  Apricot, Nut and Poppy Seed.    To order your taste of Europe, contact Barbara Wolff at 330-872-1951.   Pick up times and days will be Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Brighten your Christmas Holiday with the flavors and traditions of this tasty pastry native to Czechoslovakia and Poland.  If you would like more information about this event, please contact Barbara Wolff at 330-872-1951 or Joanne at 330-872-5742.


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


Yuletide Revels Show & Dinner

Dec. 15

JAGHS Theatre Dept. Presents: Yuletide Revels Show & Dinner on Dec. 15 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 per person (includes dinner/show). Reservations required by calling Laura Young 330-527-4341 M-F between 8a-2p. The Yuletide Revels is a recreation of a Renaissance Christmas musical performance complete with a royal court, court jester, recorder consort, herald trumpeters, harp and a bountiful meal.


Holiday Cookies

Dec. 15

Call to place your order for homemade Christmas cookies today so you won’t forget. The Nelson UMC annual holiday cookie sale will take orders until Dec. 15. The cookies are packed in decorated one and two pound boxes at $7 a pound. To order call Norma (330) 527-5442 or Pam (330) 527-5744. Cookies will be ready for pick up on Dec. 20 at the Church located on Nelson Circle. 


Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 15

The Palmyra Fireflies, along with the Palmyra Fire Department. Present the 6th Annual Breakfast with SANTA! Santa will be arriving at 8:30 A.M. on a FIRE TRUCK Date: Dec. 15. Time: 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Location: The Palmyra Fire Station on St. Rt. 225 (just south of Tallmadge Road in Diamond) Meal: Pancakes, Sausage, and Beverages. Cost: $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for kids 4-10, 3 and under – FREE. Along with Breakfast with SANTA, you’ll receive one (1) 4×6 PICTURE and FRAME per family. Additional pictures available for $2 and Santa will have a little gift for all kids. Bring in a non-perishable item to help our adopted family!


Gospel Music Concert

Dec. 17

The Cole Family Singers from Doylestown, OH will present a gospel music concert on Dec. 17 at 6 pm at the Newbury Full Gospel Church in Kiwanis Lake. The public is invited and the concert is free. The church is located at 14156 View Dr. 


GIS Winter Concert

Dec. 20

All are invited to celebrate the festivities of holiday music on, Dec. 20 at 1:00pm school assembly & 7:00pm evening performance.


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 basket. 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.


Longest Night Service

Dec. 21

Windham UMC will be hosting a “Longest Night Service” for those who mourn. Holidays are wonderful and full of joy, but they can be hard when we are missing someone. Whether you’ve lost someone recently or 20 years ago the pain can be more acute during the holidays.  On Dec. 21 at 7:30pm we will gather together a quiet worship service of music and hope with people who understand.