Contemplative Service

Weds Evenings

The entire community is invited to attend a Contemplative Service on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. The half hour consists of music, silence, and prayer, with Scripture readings and Open Communion for those who wish to partake. It provides a mid-week time for peaceful meditation and reflection. On-site child care is provided. The Mantua Center Christian Church is located at the corner of Mantua Center road and St. Rt. 82, (On the Green, behind the Grange Hall) and is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural significance.

Women in the Bible


First Church of God in Windham will continue a series on women in the Bible.  We meet at 11am and are meeting in a closer and intimate group for our studies.  You are welcome to attend and get to know these important characters you may never have heard of.  The church is located at 9016 N. Main St. in Windham.  Or call 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426 for more information.


Bible Study

Now Thru Feb 17

Would you like to learn more about some of the important yet mostly obscure women of the Bible?  Rev. Jim Cuckler and the First Church of God in Windham will be doing a study on these women each Sunday morning through Feb.  17 during the morning worship at 11 am.  The church is located at 9016 N. Main St and can be contacted by phone at 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426


Pancake Breakfast


The Newbury Area Kiwanis Club will serve regular, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday morning in Feb at Newbury High School cafeteria. Breakfast includes coffee, orange or apple juice, milk, sausage and locally-produced maple syrup. Cost is $7 for age 13 and up, $4 for ages 3-12 and $23 for a family of up to five members. Proceeds benefit scholarship funds and other community needs. Donations will be accepted for local food bank.


Choir Members Wanted

Thursday Evenings

“The Voices of Geauga” is a newly-formed community choir that rehearses Thursdays at 7 pm at the Burton Congregational Church.  Led by Dan Berman, the choir aims to promote and enjoy vocal music of all types.  Anyone who likes to sing is invited to join the choir.  No pre-registration or try-outs required.   For more information, call Dan Berman at 440-465-3060 or email:


Praise & Worship Service


Southington U.M.C. Praise and Worship Services are held Saturdays at 7pm. Casual dress and refreshments afterwards. Located at the town center on S.R. 305


Moms in Prayer


Moms in Prayer, a local group of Crestwood moms, invite you to join us as we intercede for students, teachers and administration through prayer. We meet for an hour each week that school is in session.  MIP is part of an international organization that gathers mothers around the world to pray for their children and schools.  If interested contact Dottie at (330) 274-0291 or


Free Exercise!

Sunday Evenings

Co-ed adult volleyball Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm. Questions call Rich (330) 527-5195


Volunteers Needed

Geauga Co. Job and Family Services is looking for caring, motivated adults to volunteer a few hours a week tutoring local elementary students in basic reading and math. Volunteers will be required to attend training at Geauga Co. Job and Family Services and complete a criminal background check. Please contact Sara Shininger, Community Support/Volunteer Coordinator for Geauga Co. JFS at 440-285-9141, ext. 1263 to register or for more information.


Register Now For The Class of 2026

The James A. Garfield School District is now accepting Kindergarten registration information for your child that will turn age 5 before September 30, 2013.Registration will take place on March 12,13 and14, 2013 at the elementary.  Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as possible.



“250 Club” Reverse Raffle

Drawing Mar. 16

Grand Prize $2500.00, First ticket out $250.00, Every 10th ticket $100.00. March 16 at Saint Mary’s & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Dr., Newton Falls Oh 44444. 16oz. porterhouse steak dinner, beer and mixers. Dinner served 5-7 pm. 50/50 Drawing * Table Games * D.J. Donation $50.00 For Tickets Call Pete@330-872-0270, Tony@330-360-4546,  Johanna@330-240-9561


Fish Fry

Feb 1

American Legion Post 674 will be having fish fry Feb. 1 from 4-8 pm. Cost is $8. Choice of fish, shrimp or chicken, or combo plate, choice of potato (French fries or baked) and 2 sides (coleslaw, apple sauce, green beans, mac and cheese) roll and butter. Carryouts available (330) 326 3188. Dinner will be at 9960 East Center St. (St. Rt. 303 by the tank) Windham. Public Welcome


Soup Supper

Feb 1

The Mantua American Legion and Auxiliary Unit 193 will hold their Soup Supper on Feb. 1 at 6:00 pm at the Village Park Lodge. A variety of homemade soups, salads and desserts are available. Open to the public. Cost for adults is $7:00 and Children $3.00. Coffee is free, pop is 50 cents.


Spaghetti Dinner & Dance

Feb. 2

Portage County Chapter #600 Parents Without Partners will have a spaghetti dinner Feb. 2 from 6:30-7:30 pm and the monthly dance from 7:30-11:30 pm at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Avenue, Tallmadge. Cost for dinner is $7.50 for both members and non-members. Cost for dance is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Event is open to the public and non-members are invited to join PWP members to celebrate February’s theme “Hearts and Flowers.” For more info call Warrine (330) 699-2361 or (330) 322-9559.


Senior Citizens’ Luncheon

Feb. 2

First Baptist Church, 2640 South Canal Street, Newton Falls will be hosting a Senior Citizens’ Luncheon on Feb. 2.  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 or log on at:


Swiss Steak Dinner

Feb 2

American Legion Post 674 Windham would like to invite everyone out to our early bird Swiss steak dinner. Dinner includes mash potatoes, gravy, green beans, salad and rolls. $9 for adults $5 for children. Feb 2 from 4-8pm. Open to the public. Carry outs available. 330-326-3188


Scotch Doubles

Feb. 2

Support Your Local Theatre! Scotch Doubles will be held Feb. 2 at 9 pm to support Curtains up Theatre. Registration will be at 8:30 pm. Event is located at Skylane Bowling Alley. $40.00 per Couple includes Bowling, Shoes, Pizza, Snacks, Beer and Much More. A Chinese Auction with many wonderful prizes will also be available. Register at the door.


Youth Baseball & Softball Signups

Feb 2 & 6

Newton Falls Youth Baseball/Softball League signups will be held on Feb 2 at the Community Center from 10-2 and Feb 6 from 5-8 (also at the Community Center) for all boys and girls ages 5-14. Forms will be sent home with all Newton Falls students and are also available on the league website –


Chess Tournaments

Feb. 2, 16 & 23

The annual friends chess tournaments take place every Saturday in Feb at the Burton Public Library.  Feb.  2 is for grades K-5; grades 6-8; Feb.  16 is for High School students and, Feb.  23 is for adults.  Tournaments are free of charge and pre-registration is required.  Call the library at 440-834-4466 for more information and to register.


4 Chaplains Program

Feb. 3

4 Chaplains Program at 14052 Goodwin St., Burton. Program begins at 3 pm. Contact Skip (330) 834-1911 for detail


Story Time

Starting Feb 4

Windham Library invites kids of all ages to its story time starting Feb 4 at 10:30 am. 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.



Valentine Crafts

Feb 4-8

Give your heart to a special someone as we do 3D Valentine crafts Feb 4-8. Crafts are open to all ages during the library’s hours of operation. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.


WILD About Bats Workshop

Feb. 6

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind Advanced Project WILD workshop focused on Ohio’s fascinating winged mammals.  This free workshop will be held on Feb. 6 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Brandywine Center (across from 4787 Old State Route 39) in Dover, Ohio.  Researchers and education professionals will share bat biology, survey techniques, education activities, and threats to bat populations through formal presentations and hands-on opportunities.  More information can be found or  Register by January 31st to reserve your seat at this unique program by contacting Jamey Emmert at 330-245-3020 or Hope to see you there!


American Legion Auxiliary Meeting

Feb. 7

The Portage County Council of the American Legion Auxiliary will meet on Feb. 7 at Streetsboro Unit #685. Meeting will take place at 6:30 pm. All Portage County Members are encouraged to attend.


iPad mini Fundraiser

Feb 8-22  

The Newton Falls Crescendo Club (Band Boosters) has received a generous donation from Newton Falls American Legion Post #236,  and has purchased an iPad mini (Wi-Fi – 32GB, Value: $429) which we are raffling off.  Tickets will be available from Feb 8 – 22.  We are only selling 400 tickets at $10 each.  The winner of the raffle will be announced at the March 7 “Music in our Schools” Band Concert at the High School.  Winner need not be present.  Tickets will be available from any band member starting February 8th or by contacting a Crescendo Club Officer (Laura – 872-1647, Kristy – 330-5198, Kim – 984-9061).


Tinkers Trek-1

Feb 9

The 1,100 acre Tinkers Creek State Park is part of an extensive protected landscape of the upper Tinkers Creek watershed. Explore the seldom used trails of this park with naturalist Bob Faber from 9:00-11:00am. The 3 miles of trails traverse woodlands, recovering farmland, meadows and skirt the edge of a very large marsh and several small lakes. Wildlife is abundant and a bald eagle nests nearby. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee $10 for non-members, $6 for members). For reservations, contact Matt Sorrick @ or 330.569.6003.


OH, Sweet Maple

Feb 9

How to Make Maple Candy, Cream and Other Sweet Treats. Maple candy can be made by anyone with tools and know-how. Using a hot plate to demonstrate and some of their own candy-making tools, join award-winning makers of maple products, Aggie Sojka-Sperry and Hans Geiss, as they describe some of the sweetest ways to use Geauga County’s maple syrup. Feb 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township. For more info contact 440-286-9516 Ext. 0803


Crestwood Girls Fast Pitch Signups

Feb 9 & 10

Crestwood Girls Fast Pitch has been around for over 10 years and is having sign ups on  Feb. 9 and Feb.10 from 1-3pm at the Mantua Village Park Lodge for girls between the ages of 5 and 18.  If anyone has registration questions, they can e-mail them to or contact Barb Hill (President) 330-388-4685


All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Feb 10        

Knights Of Columbus Council #3350 is hosting an all you can eat spaghetti dinner 12:00-3:00pm At Saint Mary & Joseph’s Social Hall, 120 Maple Drive in Newton Falls. Dinner Includes: spaghetti & meatballs, salad, Italian bread, coffee or punch, and dessert. (Carry out available) Adults: $7.00,Children 6-11: $3.00, Children 5 & under eat free.  For any additional information call Tom Fetock (330) 872-5886, Matt Stimac (330)872-7865 or Jim Burns (330)883-0575.


Chili Cook-Off

Feb. 10

Garrettsville United Methodist Church  2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off benefitting the Nelson – Garrettsville Community Cupboard will be held on Feb. 10 at 1:00 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults and children 10 and under are free.  Register to participate in the competition by February 1st by calling the church office at (330) 527-2055.


Valentine Bingo

Feb. 10

Valentine Bingo will be held Feb. 10 at St. Michael’s Church, 9736 E. Center St in Windham. Gift and bakery raffles, refreshments available, games start at 1:30 pm. No one under 18 will be permitted. (330) 326-3636 for more info.


Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Feb. 10, 17 & 24

Pancake & Sausage breakfast will be held at 14052 Goodwin St. from 9am-1:30pm. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478 for details


NF Kindergarten & New Student Registration

Feb 11 /12 & Mar 11-15

Registration for children entering the Newton Falls School System for the 2013-2014 school year (including K students and transfer students) will be held: Feb 11 & 12 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. and March 11-15 from 8:30-11:30 am & 12:30-2:30 pm each day. You do NOT need an appointment, but please only come during these times.  It is not necessary to bring your child at this time. You should bring the following items with you when registering: Your child’s legal birth certificate, Immunization records, Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill, etc), Child’s Social Security Number, Custody papers (if applicable)


Valentine Card-Making Workshop

Feb. 12

A Valentine card-making workshop will be Feb.  12 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Burton Public Library Merritt Room.  The program is free and registration is not necessary.  Just stop in and have fun making some beautiful cards.


Everybody Loves Chocolate

Feb 12

Everybody loves chocolate.   Join us Feb 12 at 1:00 pm or 3:30 pm and make a dipped pretzel bouquet or design an original chocolate bar for that special person for Valentine’s Day. Registration is required and class size limited. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.

Band Booster Meeting

Feb. 13

Newton Falls Crescendo Club (Band Boosters) – We will be meeting for the rest of the school year on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the band room.  Remaining meeting dates are: February 13, March 13, April 10, and May 8.  We are currently forming our Scholarship Committee to select the next Band Scholarship Recipient.  Hope to see you there!


Reconnecting With The Catholic Church

Beginning Feb. 14

St. Ambrose Church is offering a series of sessions for Catholics who want to reconnect with the Church.  We offer an opportunity for conversation, socializing and questions.  These sessions will be held on Thursdays for six weeks beginning on Feb.14.  Please call the St. Ambrose rectory at 330-527-4105 with questions or to register.


Soup & Sandwich Day

Feb. 15

First Christian Church Christian Women’s Fellowship Soup & Sandwich Day will be Feb. 15, from 11:00-2:00 pm. Dinner will be located at Fellowship Hall 17 North Center Street in Newton Falls. For takeout’s call (330) 872-1328


Lenten Dinners

Feb. 15-Mar. 22

Beginning Feb. 15, Mantua Knights of Columbus are hosting Lenten Dinners each Friday night through March 22.  Featuring a variety of delicious Pierogi ’s from the Famous West Side Market “Pierogi Palace”.  Additional dinner options include Fish, Shrimp or Mac-N-Cheese and include side dishes, bread, homemade dessert and beverage (beverage not included with carry-out).  Other side dishes are also available.  Dine-In service is available 5–8 PM or Carry-Out by calling (330) 274-2576.  The Mantua K of C Party Center is located at 11845 St. Rt. 44 just north of St. Rt. 82. For More info call: (216) 469-6953 (330) 274-3400.


Library Book sale

Feb. 16

Burton Public Library Book sale will be Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Library’s Book Cellar.  In addition to books, you will find magazines, movies, puzzles, sheet music and lots more.  All proceeds benefit library programs.


Amateur Comedy Night

Feb. 16

Streetsboro Eagles Aerie 4300 presents their  1st Annual Amateur Comedy night and dinner on Feb. 16th. Doors open at 6:00 pm and dinner will be at 6:30pm. Comedians start at 7:30 and you, the audience, will pick the winners Advance tickets $15.00 per person, at the door $20.00 per person. Ticket includes dinner and the comedy show. NO FEE for Amateur comedians wishing to participate. Contact ( or for entry instructions. Grand Prize $200, Second place $100 and third place $ 50. Come out to enjoy dinner and evening of laughs from a hilarious comedy  show full of fun that you don’t want to miss. Streetsboro Eagles Hall, 9052 State Route 14, Unit D, Streetsboro. For information on ticket purchases phone (330) 626 – 9362


Basketball & Cheerleading Clinics

Feb 16 & Mar 6

Portage Community Chapel, 6490 State Rt. 14 in Ravenna will hold 2 Basketball and Cheerleading Clinics open at NO charge to all area kids grades K5-6th to be held on Feb 16 and Mar 9. Basketball sessions will cover basic rules, station drills and teamwork. Sessions are: 5th-6th grades  9 AM with pre-registration at 8:30 AM and K5-3rd 11 AM with pre-registration at  10:30 AM.  Students are invited to attend one or both of these FREE 1 1/2 hour sessions.  Call Coach Scott at 330-235-3639 or Coach Sara at 330-703-1906 for more information.  This will be the first of many programs to be offered by the church’s new Sports Ministry.


Crestwood Youth Baseball Sign Ups

Feb. 16, 17, 23 & 24

Sign ups for the Crestwood Youth Baseball League will be held in February for children  ages 4 to 14. Signups are from 1pm to 4pm at Grange Hall.


Free Kids Movie

Feb. 18

Free kids movie on President’s Day at The Burton Public Library. The library will be open regular hours (9 am – 8 pm) on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 18.  Drop in for a matinee showing of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” at 1 p.m.   Bring a pillow or blanket to sit on and your own snacks and drinks.  Admission is free and all ages are welcome.  No registration required.


Home Cooked Supper

Feb 20

Home cooked supper at Pricetown Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard-Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls, will be held: Feb. 20 from 5-6:30 PM. Supper includes Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Super Salad, Rolls, Pie & Cookies for Dessert.  Adults $7.00 Children 10 yrs. and under $4.00. Carryout available


Sunny Morton to visit Burton Public Library

Feb. 23

Author Sunny Morton will visit the Burton Public Library on Feb 23 at 11 a.m.  A genealogy writer and lecturer, Sunny Morton will speak about the process of capturing and recording our personal and family histories. Her book, “My Life and Times: A Guided Journal for Collecting Your Stories” will be available for purchase.  Please register at the Circulation Desk or by calling the Burton Public Library at 440-834-4466.


Benefit Chicken Dinner

Feb. 23

Benefit Chicken Dinner for Chuck Zemek (Chuck passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 17). Dinner will be Feb 23 from 3-7pm at Windham Brick Chapel, 9001 N. Main St. Windham. $10 for adults, $7 for children 4-12, 3 & under eat free. Dinner includes 1/4 chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, dinner roll, drink and dessert. Carry outs available. 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction. For more information or to donate to the dinner or Chinese auction call Debbie Myers (330) 389-0274.


Huntsburg Baseball Signups

Feb 23 & Mar 3

Signups will be Feb 23 and Mar 3 from 9am-1pm at the Huntsburg Town Hall. Questions call Rich Collins (440) 479-4111


Ohio River Watershed at West Branch State Park-1

Feb 24

At over 8,000 acres of land and water, West Branch is one of the largest parks in the state. Join naturalist Bob Faber from 9:00-11:00am and explore the rolling forested landscape and the extensive shoreline that surrounds the Kirwan Reservoir. Both oak-hickory and beech-maple mature woodlands and large areas of recovering farmlands provide extensive habitat for a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee $10 for non-members, $6 for members). For reservations, contact Matt Sorrick at or 330.569.6003.


Photography Showcase

Feb 24 to April 6

The Trumbull Art Gallery will be hosting its 4th Annual Juried Photography Show, Photo2013, beginning Feb. 24.  All entries to the show must be received between noon and 4 PM on Feb.16t.  Entry fees are $15 for one or two photos, or $20 for three.  Entry forms, and more information, may be downloaded from our website at, or can be picked up at the Trumbull Art Gallery, 196 East Market St., Warren, Ohio.  Admission to the show is free.


Times Not Waiting Tour

Mar 1

Nationally signed bands including Stellar Kart, Abandon and 7th Time Down will be performing live at Cardinal Middle School in Middlefield (16175 Almeda Drive) on Mar 1. Doors open at 6:30, concert will begin at 7pm. Ticket costs are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and may be purchased through itickets or from Sparrow Christian Bookstore. Group tickets may be purchased by calling (440) 834-8601. Program is being sponsored by The Cardinal Christian Club. For more info visit


Board of Trustees’ Meeting

March 14

The Portage County District Library Board of Trustees’ regular meeting on March 14, at 5:30 pm at the Windham Branch, 9005 Wilverne Drive, Windham, OH, will allow for the discussion of rehiring the Fiscal Officer upon her retirement with a benefit under the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.


Windham Athletic Boosters Casino  Bus Trip

March 16

Join the Windham Athletic Boosters as they head to Presque Isle in Erie, PA. All proceeds benefit the building of the baseball / softball field. Trip is March 16th. Bus leaves from Windham High School at 4 pm and returns by 1 am. Cost is $40 per ticket. Each person receives $35 free game play, 50/50 and door prizes.  MUST HAVE DRIVERS LISCENSE TO RECEIVE FREE GAME PLAY.  Please contact Dawn Kilgore at  216-406-0019; Denise Dean at 330-717-1029 or Diana Knight at 330-571-3532


Oink & Squeal Party

Mar 23

Oink & Squeal Party raffle and Chinese Auction will be Mar 23 at Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St. Doors open at 5pm. Raffle will be at 7pm. Presented the Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459. Admission: nonperishable food item, bath items ot cash donations.  For more info or tickets see and Auxiliary member.