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Spay & Neuter Program 2011

Geauga Humane Society’s Fix It in the Farmland low cost spay and neuter clinics will be held once or twice a month in 2011 for low income and Amish residents of Geauga County. The cost is $10 per animal. For more information and find out if you qualify, call Barb at (440) 338-4819 ext. 21 and follow the prompts. Call today as clinics fill quickly.

Senior Citizens Meeting

Thursdays

Senior citizens are invited to join in a social time every Thursday from 1-4pm at the Renaissance Family Center in Windham. Join with other seniors to play board and card games and socialize.

Open Registration

Saints Mary & Joseph School in Newton Falls will have open registration for the 2011-2012 school year for pre-school through 8th grade. Registration materials are available at the school office from 9am-2pm Monday-Friday or call (330) 872-7676.

New Library Hours

The Newton Falls Public Library hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10am-8pm, Friday & Saturday from 9am-5pm and closed on Sunday & Monday. For more information on this and library programs visit www.newtonfalls.org or call (330) 872-1282.

Volunteers Needed

The Township of Troy will celebrate its bicentennial by reviving the Troy Homecoming Days on August 20 & 21. If you are interested in helping or have ideas please attend the meetings on Jan 20, Feb 24, March 24 and April 28 at the Troy Community House at 7pm. If you are unable to attend but would like to help or have ideas, call Jerry at (440) 834-4774.

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange

Jan 15 – 22

Get ready for long winter evenings with the Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange at the Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal Street. Begin bringing your new or gently used jigsaw puzzles to the library Jan 15-21. Return to the library on Saturday, Jan 22nd from 11am-2pm to select “new to you” ones.

Crestwood Band Citrus Sale

through Jan 21

The Crestwood Band annual citrus sale is being held from Tuesday, January 4 through Friday, January 21, 2011.   Proceeds from the sale will be used to support the Instrumental Music Departments in the Intermediate, Middle and the High schools.  You can order three ways:  contact a band member, call 330-274-2567 or 330-569-7613, or you can order online at www.doorstepdirect.org.  Please enter the school code OH11184 so we receive credit for the sale.  Thank you for supporting the Crestwood instrumental music programs.

5th Grade Fun Night

Jan 14

Ravenna Recreation will sponsor a 5th Grade Fun Night on Friday, Jan 14th from 6:30-8pm at Willyard Elementary School. Music will be provided by a local DJ, games and prizes. Pizza, candy and water will be available for purchase. Pre-sale tickets $5 or $8 at the door. For more information call the Recreation office, 530 N. Freedom Street, Ravenna 8am-noon and 1-4:15pm Monday through Friday, (330) 296-2864.

Soup & Sandwich Dinner

Jan 14

The Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Road, will host a Soup and Sandwich Dinner on Jan 14th from 3-5:30pm. Chili, vegetable and potato soups and meatball, chicken salad, hot dogs and sloppy joe sandwiches will be available. Carry outs are also available.

“Our Town”

Jan 14-23

The Geauga Theater will present a Skip Kelley presentation of “Our Town” for two weekends, Jan 14th and 23rd. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. The Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water Street in Chardon. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.geaugatheater.org or call (330) 286-2255.

Basic Computer Skills

Jan 15

Freedom Congregational Church will host a series of basic computer skills classes and resume’ writing along with interviewing skills. To sign up for these free classes please contact Virginia at (330) 389-0855 by Jan 15th or stop in at the church on Jan 15th from 12-4pm to sign up and learn more.

Bare Naked Trees

Jan 15

This hike has been rescheduled for Jan 15 at 2pm. Identification can be difficult with the leaves on the trees. It is really a challenge when the trees are naked. Learn techniques that help to identify trees by bark, twigs and other subtle features. These clues will actually help to identify trees all year long. Meet at the Hiram College Field Station on Wheeler Rd. Fee: $8/non-members, $5/members of Friends of the Field Station (includes winter tree identification guidebook, free without the book). To register, or for more information, contact Matt at (330) 569-6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit

Jan 15

A spaghetti dinner benefit for Greg “Bucket” Hammond will be held at the Windham Tavern on Jan 15th from noon until 10pm. The cost is $6. There will also be a Chinese auction and 50/50. This dinner will go toward his medical and funeral expenses. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to make a donation, Windham Tavern will accept donations for his family.

“What’s the Worst That Could Happen?”

Jan 15 & 16

The Windham High School Drama Club invites you to enjoy this original presentation written by Megan Roberts, an Ohio University senior. The play features a class of students who need to get many well known characters back into their books, and get their teacher out. The play will be held on Jan 15th at 7pm and Jan 16th at 3pm in the high school auditorium. Admission is by donation.

Pancake Breakfast

Jan 16

Hambden Grange #2482, 9778 Old State Road, is serving an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with maple syrup and corn fritters on Sunday, Jan 16th from 8am-1pm. The cost is $6/adults and $3/children ages 10 and under.

The Yukon by Canoe

Jan 16

Geauga Park District presents The Yukon by Canoe, part of the Armchair Adventure series, on Sunday, Jan. 16th from 1:30-2:30pm at The West Woods Nature Center. Fully wheelchair / stroller accessible. For more information, contact Geauga Park District at (440) 286-9516 or visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Holiday Library Closing

Jan 17

All branches of the Portage County District Library will be closed on Monday, Jan 17th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Libraries will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, Jan 18th. www.portagelibrary.org

Discovery Days

Jan 17 & Feb 21

Bring the children to experience life on a farm making ice cream, meeting newborn calves, piglets, and sheep, and more at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road in Kirtland, during the annual Discovery Days. Children participate in hands-on activities and snowshoeing scheduled throughout the day in addition to the regular daily Farmpark daily activities. Discover Days are presented Jan 17th and Feb 21st from 9am-5pm. Visit lakemetroparks.com for more information, cost and a schedule of events.

Republican Women’s Club

Jan 18

The Portage County Republican Women’s Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan 18th at 6:30pm at the Acapulco Restaurant, 4914 S. Prospect in Ravenna. Speaker will be Mary Cochran from the P.C. Animal Protective League. For more information call Jeneen at (330) 687-4067.

Special Board Meeting

Jan 19

The Newton Falls Exempted Village School Board of Education will hold a Special Board Meeting on Wednesday, Jan 19th at 4pm to discuss appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of public employees and any other matters brought before the Board. Meeting will be held in the Board room located in the Jr. High, 907 1?2 Milton Blvd. with the regular meeting to follow.

How to Co-exist with Wildlife

Jan 20

The Geauga Park District invites you to join Biologist Geoffrey Westerfield to discuss the ways wildlife interacts with us, how to minimize problems with deer, geese, raccoons, coyotes, etc., diseases in wildlife, rehabilitation and attracting wildlife to your property with landscaping, nest boxes and feeders. This program will be held at The West Woods Nature Center on Thursday, Jan 20th from 7-9pm. For more information call (440) 286-9516 or visit http://geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Master Gardeners Program

Jan 20

Trumbull County Master Gardeners will host Bill Hendricks who will present “Caught in the Middle: Blending the Landscape with Medium Size Shrubs” on Jan 20th from 9am-noon at the OSU Center, 520 West Main Street in Cortland. Open to the public. The cost is $25. To register call (330) 638-6783.

Rick Atkinson Benefit

Jan 22

A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held on Jan 22nd from 4-7pm at the Mantua Civic Center. The cost is $10/person and free for children ages 5 and under. From 4-10pm there will be raffles, silent auctions, music and other activities. All proceeds will go to help Rick in his battle against lung cancer. For more information visit www.supportrja.org.

Meet & Greet

Jan 22

Rose’s Rescue will host a meet & greet at the Aurora PetSmart, 7355 Market Place Drive, on Jan 22nd from 1-4pm. Come out and meet some of our adoptable animals. Check out the website for available animals and fill out an application online. www.rosesrescue.net

Friendship Night

Jan 22

Newton Falls Masonic Lodge 462 will be hosting a Friendship Night on Jan 22nd at 5pm. (12 West Broad St., Newton Falls, above Positive Images). Everyone is invited to this free spaghetti dinner. Musical entertainment and speakers following dinner.

Spaghetti Dinner

Jan 23

The Knights of Columbus Council #3350 will have an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, Jan 23rd at Saint Mary’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Drive in Newton Falls from 12-3pm. The cost is $6.50/adult, $3/children ages 6-11 and free for children 5 and under. Carry-outs will be available. For more information call Jim (330) 883-0575, Tom (330) 872-5886 or Matt (330) 872-7865.

Roast Beef Dinner

Jan 25

The Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave., will host a roast beef dinner on Tuesday, Jan 25th from 4:30-7pm. The cost is $8/adults, $4.50/children under 12 and free for preschool children. Take-out orders will be available.

Free Community Dinner

Jan 25

A free community dinner will be held on Tuesday, Jan 25th from 5-6pm, while supplies last, at the Windham American Legion, 9960 Center Street. Everyone is welcome to this dinner sponsored by St. Nicholas Outreach of Warren.

Auburn Garden Club

Jan 26

The Auburn Garden Club will meet on Jan 26th at 7pm at the Auburn Township Hall, corner of Washington St. and Auburn Rd. A gardening movie will be shown and refreshments will be served. The Garden Club meets the 4th Wednesday each month from September through May. Public is welcome to attend.

Blood Drive

Jan 26

The Newton Falls United Methodist Church, 336 Ridge Road, will host their bi-monthly blood drive in the fellowship hall from noon-6pm. Come in help those in need by donating.

Book Discussion Group

Jan 26

The Newton Falls Public Library’s Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday, Jan 26th at 6pm to discuss Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. Join us for conversation and refreshments.

Scotch Doubles Benefit

Jan 29

There will be a Scotch Doubles benefit for the family of Tim Dye on Saturday, Jan 29th at 8pm at Sky Lane Bowling Alley in Garrettsville. The cost is $40/per couple and includes 3 games, shoes, pizza, and unlimited beer. There will also be a Chinese Auction, 50/50, and entertainment by The Rebel Country Band. For reservations call Diane at (330) 235-4265.

Yoga Certification

Jan 29 & 30

Learn how to teach Yoga on Saturday, Jan. 29th from 8am-5pm and Sunday, Jan. 30th from 8am-3pm at the Ravenna Athletic Center (RAC), 530 North Freedom St., Ravenna. To register call 800-237-6242 or register online at www.netafit.org. Workshop fee applies. For more information call the RAC at (330) 296-2864.

Souper Bowl Sunday

Feb 6

Huntsburg Grange will hold its annual Souper Bowl Sunday lunch  Feb. 6 from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Huntsburg Town Hall, 16534 Mayfield Road, Corner of Rt. 322 and Rt. 528.  Order your sub sandwich for $5.00 and homemade soup by the bowl or quart by calling 636-5517 before Jan 31st.   Leave a message for a call back.  Extra pre-made subs will be available.   Eat in or take out.

Night at the Races

Feb 12

The Garrettsville Lions Club will host their 2nd annual Night at the Races on Saturday, Feb 12th at Sky Lane Bowling Alley in Garrettsville. Doors will open at 7pm and races begin at 8pm. The cost is $15/person or $25/couple and includes pizza and wings. One dollar 12oz sodas and a cash bar will be offered. The cost to buy & name a horse is $10 in advance and you can sponsor a race for $25. For more information call Paul at (216) 533-0147 or Aaron at (330) 527-9999.

Cavs Tickets

March 6

Support the 2011 Garrettsville Summerfest by going to see the Cavs vs. New Orleans on Sunday, March 6th at 6:30pm at the Q in Cleveland. Upper baseline tickets are $35 each. For your tickets call Aaron at (330) 524-2646 or stop by the Sky Lane Bowling Alley.