Vehicle Donation


Want to get rid of that old car, truck, van or motorcycle and have it picked up for free? Want a tax receipt for your donation? Want to have your vehicle picked up in 3 days or less? Then Call Big Brothers & Sisters (330) 296-6655 or visit our website at Running and non-running vehicles, from individuals or companies, will gladly be accepted. Donated vehicles are crushed for scrap, sold for parts or repaired and resold. Donors need to have the title and keys when the vehicle is picked up. Call our office for more info.


Juried Photo Show

Now-Apr 6

TAG’s 4th Annual Juried Photo Show.  Our largest show yet, this show features beautiful photographs from names you will recognize from past shows, as well as some you won’t.  Out of 149 entries, 83 were selected for the judging, and are currently hanging in the Trumbull Art Gallery.  Of the additional entries, 58 are being shown in the Nissen Gallery at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.  The pictures may be viewed between noon and 4 pm at TAG.  Admission is free.


Garrettsville Farmers Market

Register Now

Vendors are still being accepted.  The cost for this year’s market has remained the same, $60.00 for the entire season. The Farmers’ Markets will run from July 24 through October 2 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:30pm in the Skylane Bowling Alley parking lot. Applications may be obtained by contacting Jackie Rinearson at


Scholarship Offer

Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce that they will be offering a scholarship to senior athletes at James A. Garfield High School for the sixth year. The scholarship will be for $850.00. It may be used as the student needs. Applications are available at the chiropractic office or through the school counselor.


Eagles Fish Fry

Fridays Through Lent

The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting a fish fry every Friday at the Eagles.  To go orders welcome by calling 330-527-2330. Dinners are $8.50 and your choice of fish, shrimp, chicken tenders or a combination. All include baked potato or fries, green beans, cole slaw and a dinner roll.


Hiram Community Trust Grant Proposals

Through April 12

For over 20 years, the Hiram Community Trust has been providing funds that make our communities a special place to live and learn. Grant funding is provided for civic, cultural, educational, historical, community planning, beautification and environmental projects in the Hiram area. Grants are due by April 12. For grant guidelines and proposal information, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or


Garfield Spring Soccer

Register Today

Spring Soccer for 7th & 8th graders, open to all current 7th & 8th graders. Boys and Girls, co-ed team in the Geauga County Recreational League. Coached by the James A. Garfield Varsity soccer coaches. Practices tentatively to begin mid Apr. and games the first week in May. For more info contact: Kim Curry (330) 527-2186 or


Jesus Drive-Thru

Mar 22 & 23

The Newton Falls First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., will conduct a Live Drive-Thru of the last week of Jesus’ life. It will begin with the Triumphant Entry, The Last Supper all the Way through the Resurrection and Empty Tomb. Please join us, Mar 22 & 23 from 7:30-9pm. This has never been done before at our church, so come out and bring the family.


All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes

Mar 23

Abundant Life Church of God will be serving a Pancake Breakfast on Mar 23 from 7-12pm.  Held at 14662 Old State Rd, Middlefield (Rt. 608) just North of Middlefield Village. All you can eat buttermilk pancakes, regular or with blueberries or bananas. Breakfast includes sausage, real Geauga County maple syrup and beverages.  Suggested price is $7.00 and you can add eggs on the side for only $1.00 more. This event is a fundraiser for the summer outreach events for the youth group at the church.  Take out will be available. For further information, please call Sharon 440-693-4000 or Beth 440-668-7573 or visit us on the web at


Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

Mar 23

ON Mar 23 there will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in Braceville. The dinner will be from 4-6:30pm. Dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, bread, coffee, tea or punch. Cost for adults is $9 and $3.50 for children. Takeouts are available.


Easter Egg Hunt

Mar 23

Renaissance Family Center Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast will be Mar 23. Breakfast from 9-11 am. 12 & under $1, Adults $5. Egg Hunt will begin at 11 am, up to age 12. 9005 Wilverne, Windham. (330 )326-3003


Faith Communities Together For Frac Awareness (F a C T)

Mar 23 

Come and join us in confronting, from a faith perspective, the problems that resource extraction, especially fracking, are causing for communities and

families in rural, suburban, and urban areas.  On  Saturday, March 23, 11a.m. – 1 p.m. at

Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, Hiram, OH 44234 Please join us in working together to protect God’s Creation, which sustains all living beings on this planet

Our participants come from more than 40 faith communities and more than ten faith traditions in Ohio and West Virginia to protect God’s Creation.As part of our program, come and learn about direct action (not the same as civil disobedience) from experienced organizer, Sam Rubin. For more info contact Ron Prosek at:  For further information:,,, 330-569-7863

Palmyra Park Easter Egg Hunt

Mar 23

Palmyra Park will be hosting a free community Easter Egg Hunt at 10 am on March 23rd. Age groups 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10 and up. Please remember to bring a basket or bag to collect eggs and candy in. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around so bring a camera for pictures.

Dress appropriately. (Across the street and south of the fire station.)


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 by 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.


Swiss Steak Dinner

Mar 23

Portage County 4-H & Mantua Masonic Lodge are hosting a Swiss Steak dinner Mar 23, from 5-7 pm.  Dinner includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce, bread, dessert, and your choice of coffee or punch. Located at the Masonic Hall at 10801 John Edward Dr. Mantua, OH 44255. We do offer carry-out as well. Prices are: Adults $7.00, Children (4 thru 11) $6.00, Children 3 and under are free.


Palms with Communion

Mar 24

Holy Cross Anglican Church, 1046 Lake St. in Kent will be having a distribution of palms with communion and music on Mar 24 at 10 am.


Nelson Easter Egg Hunt

Mar 24

The Nelson Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Mar 24, from 2-4 pm at Pixley Park in Nelson Twp. on St. Rt. 305.  To compete for the big prizes, please decorate an Easter hat or basket and bring it along.  The Easter Bunny will be there so please bring your camera for a photo shoot with the Easter Bunny and your child.  Should it be pouring down rain, the event will take place at the Nelson Community House at 2:00 pm. on Mar 24.


Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast

Mar 24

The PSR Program at Mantua’s St. Joseph Church will sponsor their Annual Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast featuring “All You Can Eat” buttermilk pancakes, on Sunday, March 24, in Hughes Hall, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This delicious meal is served with your choice toppings and/or maple syrup, sausage patty, oj, coffee, tea, or milk. Great Family Prices:  $7.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Seniors, $4.00 for Children (6-12), Under 5 FREE. Plus, each child in attendance will be able to put their name in for a FREE drawing for two Easter baskets filled with goodies! Theme Basket Raffles will also be a part of the event (tickets are just $1.00 or 6/$5.00). In addition, the Appalachian Experience group will be hosting a bake sale fundraiser for this year’s June trip to participate in the Housing Repair Program in Clintwood, VA. For more information, please contact Peg Haney (330-274-2268 or


Vernal Poolooza

Mar 24 

Learn how Geauga Park District creates vernal pools, and who considers them critical. What makes a vernal pool a “true” vernal pool? See for yourself during this indoor/outdoor program focusing on the pools created at The West Woods. March 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township


American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Mar 24

Burton-Middlefield American Legion will be hosting pancake & sausage breakfasts on Mar    24, at 14052 Goodwin St. from 9am-1:30pm. Contact Ron for more information (440) 343-1478


Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast

Mar  24

Pancakes and sausage breakfast will be held on March  24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Rd. (Rt. 422), Parkman, Ohio. Adults: $7.50 / Children: $3.00 / Pre-schoolers: Free.  Sponsored by Parkman Chamber of Commerce


Craft Show

Mar  24

There will be a craft show held at Berkshire High School on Mar  24 from 8am-3pm. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478 for more information.


Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Mar 24

Boy Scout Troop 101  35th annual event will be held on Palm Sunday, Mar 24 between 12-6 pm at Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren, Ohio. Ticket prices are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.  Dinner will include pasta, meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and your beverage of choice.  Take out dinners will be available. Delivery dinners will be available between 1 and 5 pm for pre-orders of 10 or more dinners.  Call early to schedule your delivery!    Take out/delivery ticket prices are $8.00 per dinner. Call Stacey at 330-219-6816 to get on the schedule and have your dinner delivered!!!


Palm Sunday Dinner

Mar 24

St. Michael’s Church in Windham is hosting its annual Palm Sunday Dinner on Mar 24 from 11am-3pm. Featuring turkey and dressing, cabbage rolls, pasta, salads, homemade desserts and much, much more! All you can eat. Cost for adults $10, Children 12-6 $5, and children under 5 eat free.


Free Water Well Monitoring

Mar 25

On the fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Free “neighbors helping neighbors” monthly water monitoring program  will be held at the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Rd.   Sierra Club meters will be used to test for “indicators” of water quality. For accurate readings a water sample should be taken as directly from the well as possible (from the well head or pump if at all possible), before any water treatment. For a sample “fresh from the well,” drain the water sitting in your pipes by running any household cold water for about 10 minutes before you collect your sample from a faucet on your pump. Use a clean, wide mouthed, covered glass container that holds about 8 oz. FOR FURTHER,,, 330-569-7863


2013 Pond Clinic

Mar 26

Join the Geauga and Portage Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) and the Portage County Master Gardeners for an informative and FREE Pond Program on, Mar 26, from 6:00-8:30pm at Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Road, Hiram, Ohio  44234.  Learn about the importance of fish selection for maintaining a quality recreational fishery in your pond, as well as different pond management strategies Registration is required due to limited seating, so please call Portage SWCD at (330) 297-7633 to register by Friday, March 22nd.


Secrets of Maple Syrup

Mar 26

Maple syrup’s “sweet” past will be Gwen Mayer’s topic as she reveals the “sticky” historical secrets of maple production in this area of Ohio.  Please join us for Gwen’s absorbing presentation followed by “maple-y” refreshments  on Mar 26 at 1:00 pm, at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living (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.)  The event is free.  If you have any questions, call Fran at (440)834-0260, ext. 8, or email us at


Passport to Fishing

Mar 26

Get in to the spring spirit with a “Passport to Fishing”, Mar 26 at 1:00 p.m. This program is taught by a trained volunteer instructor from the ODNR Division of Wildlife.  The hands-on program will teach techniques and provide information for beginning anglers. Registration is required; class size is limited. For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive,


Let’s Build Community at the Center

Mar 26, Apr 2 ,9, 16

Everyone’s invited to the Mantua Center School, Mantua Center Road just north of SR 82, 9am to 8pm each Tues. thru Apr 16.  Coffee’s on for socializing, card and board games, jigsaw puzzle in progress.  Last watercolor class 3/26 10:00-12:00 (Moves back to church the next week).   Quilt piecing instruction anytime.  Knitting and crochet 1:00 -3:00.  Tour of 1914 building at 5:15.  Potlucks for lunch and supper, with ballroom dancing 6:00-7:00.  Service project opportunities, reading material exchange table.  In the fully accessible cafeteria wing, park and enter west of old building.  More information from Ellie Monroe, 330-274-0711 or .


Silver Creek Garden Club

Mar 27

The March meeting of the Silver Creek Garden Club, hosted by Celeste Richards, will be held on Mar 27 at the home of Jeanne Payne. Artist Chris French will teach a class on Beach Glass Jewelry. We will be making necklaces and the cost of the class is $35.00 which includes all materials. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. and lunch will be served. Guests and new members all always welcome. For more information call 330-858-0458.


The Stations of the Cross

 Mar 27

Holy Cross Anglican Church, 1046 Lake Street in Kent will have The Stations of the Cross in the sanctuary on Mar 27 at 7pm. This service is a very ancient tradition and found in denominations such as Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran.


Maundy Thursday Service and Potluck

Mar 28

Holy Cross Anglican Church, 1046 Lake Street in Kent will have a potluck dinner beginning at 6pm followed by Maundy Thursday Service with communion and Stripping of the Altar.


Family Friendly Movie

Mar 28

A family friendly movie will be shown on Mar 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the Windham Library. Bring a snack and enjoy a free movie.   For more information, call the Windham Library at 330-326-3145.  The library, located at 9005 Wilverne Drive


Good Friday Service

Mar 29

Holy Cross Anglican Church will have a Good Friday Service at 7pm on Mar 29. The church is located at 1046 Lake Street in Kent


Passion Film at Kent Stage

Mar 29

The Light in Kent is sponsoring a screening of The Passion of the Christ on Good Friday, Mar 29 at 7pm. The Stage is located at 175 E. Main St in Kent. Tickets are free and available at The Light Ministry, Logos Bookstore or at the door the day of the event. Call (330) 818-6913 for reservations. Children under 17 will not be admitted without their parents, this movie is rated R. Free parking will be on Columbus Street.



Mar 29

Easter Story in Music and Drama Presented by Pricetown United Methodist Church Choir on Good Friday, Mar 29 at 6pm. Pricetown United Methodist Church is located at 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Road Newton Falls, Ohio 44444


Palmyra FD Fish Fry

Mar 29

Palmyra Fire Department’s 7th Annual Fish Fry will be held Good Friday, Mar 29 from 2-7pm. All you care to eat fish, french fries cole slaw mac & cheese available. Held at Palmyra Fire Station 3956 St. Rt. 225 in Diamond. Cost is $8 for Adults, $5 for seniors, $5 for kids 10 & under and free for kids 3 & under.


Free Community Dinner

Mar 29

First Congregational Church of Freedom will provide a free community dinner on Good Friday, Mar 29 from 5:30-6:30pm. Carry out will be available.  Everyone is welcome! All are welcome to attend the service afterwards at 7pm.


Wing & Waterfowl Welcome

Mar 29 & 30

Best Bets for Birding Geauga: Wings of Early Spring, on Mar 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center, at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township. Mar 30, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at LaDue Reservoir, Valley Road Parking Lot (just east of Auburn Corners, at Rt. 44 and Washington Street) – an opportunity among Nature’s Not-to-Be-Missed! Anyone school age or older is welcome to attend either or both of these free, naturalist-led programs, neither of which require registration. Both designed to help you celebrate the season and increase your knowledge of the spring and bird identification. Call 440-286-9516 with questions. Otherwise, we’ll see you there!


Burton Egg Hunt

Mar 30

Burton Easter Egg Hunt will be Mar 30 at Burton Village Park at 11 am. Ages 1-6. Rain or shine


Outdoor Easter Service

Mar 31

An Outdoor Easter Sunrise Service will be held on, Mar 31 at 7:30 AM.  This 35-40 minute service, hosted by First Baptist Church, Newton Falls, will be held at the pavilion next to the dam on Broad Street in downtown Newton Falls and will provide an opportunity to worship outdoors and celebrate Christ’s resurrection through song, spoken word and communion during the early morning hours on Easter Sunday.


Easter Sunday Service

Mar 31

Holy Cross Anglican Church will have their Easter Service on Mar 31 at 10 am with communion and music celebrating the Risen Christ. The Church is located at 1046 Lake Street in Kent.





Boating Education Course

Apr 1, 8 & 15

The Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered on Monday nights: April 1, 8 and 15, 2013, from 6-9pm. The fee for the course is $5, which covers the cost of course materials. Interested persons may register to take the course by calling 440-964-0518. The Ohio Boating Education Course covers a variety of boating topics. Ohio law requires any person born on or after January 1, 1982, to be able to show proof they have successfully completed an approved boating safety education course if they operate any watercraft powered by a motor greater than 10 horsepower. For additional information on Ohio’s boating requirements, education classes and other boating opportunities and programs, contact the Division of Watercraft at 440-964-0518 and visit the agency’s web site


Author Mary Doria Russell

Apr 4

Best-selling author Mary Doria Russell will be speaking at the Geauga West Library on April 4 at 7:00 PM in the Eykyn Room.  Her subject will be her recent book, Doc, a mystery about the life of Southern aristocrat, John Henry “Doc” Holliday.  There will be a book sale and signing before and after this event. It is a FREE event and is open to the public, although a ticket will be required for admission. Because space is limited, guests are asked to pre-register in person at the Reference Desk at Geauga West Library, starting Mar 4.  For more information, please call the library at 440-729-4250.


J.A.Garfield Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz

Apr 4-6 & 7

The Wizard of Oz, Apr 4 – Apr 6 @ 7:00 and Apr 7 @ 2:00. Tickets are on sale now $7.00/adults, $5.00/students & seniors. Call 330-527-4341 to reserve your seats!


Contra Dance

 Apr 6

Troy Township Contra Dance.  April 6 at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road / Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021). 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.


Spaghetti Dinner

Apr 6

All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner & Chinese auction to raise funds for the Nelson-Garrettsville Food Cupboard.  The meals will be served from 4 -7 pm at the Nelson Community Center.  All funds raised will be matched by the Feinstein Foundation.  Adult meals $ 7.00 and Kids (3-12) meals $ 4.00.PLEASE, help us shut the door on hunger.


Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Apr 7 

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast on Apr 7  from 9-1:30 at 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478


Afternoon with Elvis by Kelvis

Apr 7

The Shalersville Historical Society will be having a special event on April 7  at the Shalersville Town Hall at the corner of ST. Rt. 303 &44 the performance will begin at 3 pm. An afternoon with Elvis by Kelvis.  This is a fund raiser to purchase new padded chairs for the building, we want to replace the old wooden chairs and all funds raised will go directly to new chairs. The Elvis impersonator is Kevin Hupka who has appeared in the Town Hall before. For information or tickets($10 each) please call June at 330-274-0547 or Carol at 330-626-3636.


Mantua Village Garden Club

Apr 8

The Mantua Village Garden Club meetings are scheduled to be held on the first Mondays of the month, at noon, including pot luck luncheons (unless otherwise noted) at the home of Carol Fenrich. The next meeting will be Apr 8. April is the month when all of their spring flowers are in, and blooming, at their greenhouse, and promises a glorious visual display, which will get us itching to get out to our gardens. The programs in place for 2013 are full of great gardening information, food and fun. The club is also planning its annual plant sale for May 18th. If you would like to join the garden club, or just come to a meeting, to check it out, please call Diane Lottig 330-274-2868, or Lea Lazar 330-274-0614.


Night at the Races

Apr 12

Legacy Dog Rescue & For the Dogs Rescue will be holding a Night at the Races on Apr 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1024 Vienna Ave (St Rt 46), Niles, Ohio.  The doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first race running at 7:00 pm.  Admission price is $5.00.  If you pre-buy your ticket you will receive 5 free Chinese Auction tickets!  Bring 10+ lbs. of dog food and you’ll receive 5 more free Chinese Auction tickets! In addition to the Chinese Auction, there will be a 50/50 raffle, food and beer for sale. Pre-sale tickets are available now.  Please call Jenn @ 330-719-5569 or Carrie @ 330-310-2802 if you would like to purchase yours early and get free Chinese Auction tickets!


Library Meeting

Apr 13

Friends of Burton Public Library Meeting will be held on Apr 13 at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Large Meeting Room. The public is cordially invited to attend. There will be a short business meeting followed by “Musings from Minnesota” by the comedy duo Bob & Marge. Refreshments will be served. Registration not required.


Spring Ahead Bazaar

Apr 13

Claridon Girl Scout troop 1324 is looking for crafters and vendors for its 3rd Annual Spring Ahead Bazaar to be held on April 13 from 9 3 p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall at the corner of Rt. 322 and Claridon-Troy Rd.. Tables are $20.00 each. For more information and or reservations, please call Dolly at 440-635-1173.


Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Apr 13

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast for the Amish community on Apr 13 from 6-10am at 14052 Goodwin St. Contact Ron (440) 343-1478


Make Your Own Garden Art:  Fountains and Bubblers

Apr 13

Water features are the hottest trend in garden decor.  Spend an enjoyable morning while learning the basics in creating simple bubblers and fountains.  Enhance your flower bed and attract birds with your own creation you’ll take home with you. Class will be Apr 13 from 10-1 pm.  Materials included in the $35 fee:  ceramic or resin pot, water pump, tubing and directions.  Light refreshments. Preregistration is encouraged.  Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.   Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.   Call for additional information and registration.  Discounts don’t apply for this class.  440-834-4656


Stray Dog Skate

Apr 14

Come spend an evening for the stray dogs of Geauga County on Apr 14 from 5:30-7:30pm at the, Chagrin Falls Roller Rink, 7157 S. Main St., Chagrin Falls. $10 donation plus $4 skate rental. Come meet some of our shelter staff, volunteers and maybe a furbaby needing a good loving home.


Trees for You and Me

Apr 16

Naturalist Sharon Moore of Burton will present a program including stories and crafts for grades K-5 on Apr 16 from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Come and have fun learning about trees! Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466


SCORE! How to Start a Small Business

Apr 16

Members of SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, will present a guide to starting your own business on, Apr 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burton Public Library. Please call the library at 440-834-4466 to register for this informative program.


Ouija, The Talking Cockatoo

Apr 17

Ouija (pronouned WeeGee) is an umbrella crested cockatoo that sings, dances, laughs and especially loves children. He was featured on Animal Planet’s Pet Story program and has performed all over northeast Ohio. All ages are welcome to this fun evening at the Burton Public Library. Apr 17 at 7:00 p.m. Registration not required.


Pancake Breakfast

Apr 20

Hiram Police Department Pancake Breakfast “Shop with a Cop” Fundraiser will be Apr 20 from 9am-1pm at Hiram College Kennedy Center Dix Dining Hall. All-U-Can-Eat. $6 for adults, $3 for kids under 10. Proceed benefit the Hiram Police Department “Shop with a Cop” program. Windswept Farms of Hiram and Save-A-Lot of Garrettsville are donating the maple syrup for this fundraiser.


Intro to Geocaching

Apr 23

Taught by a member of the Geauga Park District, this class will feature an intro to geocaching as a terrific hobby for those of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. Weather permitting, participants will go outside to use the GPS units. Apr 23 at 6:30 p.m. Please call the Burton Public Library to register: 440-834-4466


Wisteria, the Beautiful Challenge

Apr 24

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers: Learn the secrets of growing this gorgeous flowering plant.  Do you have a wisteria that’s out of control?  Is pruning it a mystery?  Do you have a wisteria that just won’t bloom?  Do you love wisteria but are afraid to try one?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, learn how to select, plant, fertilize, prune and maintain wisteria.  You too can have the beauty and fragrance of wisteria in your yard.  Be the envy of your neighbors.  Apr. 24 from 7-9 pm cost is $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.


Better Gardening

Apr 27

Avoid Common Mistakes We Make in the Garden Apr 27 from 9-12 Knowing and avoiding the common mistakes we make in the garden means better results and less frustration.  We will examine good gardening practices for vegetable and flower gardens, saving you time, energy and money.  Learn what to plant and where to plant it.  Learn where to turn for help and answers.  Improve your gardening skills and results.  $15 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.


Save the Date

Apr 27

15th Portage County Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will be Apr 27 from 6-9pm. Help celebrate our environmental heroes! Portage Park District, 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4 Ravenna, Ohio 44266.


Craft/Vendor Show Reservations

Deadline Apr 28

Parents of Girls Scout Troop 124 will be sponsoring a Craft/Vendor Show on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 17 N. Center St., Newton Falls, Ohio. Tables are available for $20.00 each with limited electric. Reservation deadline is April 28.For information or to reserve a table call Louanne Dubos at 330-872-1353.


Energy Jobs Fair – Youngstown

Apr 29 

Energy Jobs Fair will be Apr 29 from 9am-3pm at Holiday Inn Boardman, 7410 South Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44512. United States Senator Rob Portman, the Ohio Oil & Gas Association and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber are hosting an opportunity for job seekers to discover training and employment opportunities in the oil and gas industry. If you are an OOGA Member, and interested in participating in this Jobs Fair, please contact Penny or Pete MacKenzie for more information.


Vertical Gardening:  Growing UP in the Garden

May 4

Have you ever wanted to get more out of your garden space?  Vertical gardening has been gaining popularity in recent years as the interest in home food production has increased. We’ll explore several different methods of vertical gardening to maximize your space and location. Overcome many of your garden limitations by growing up, instead of out.  Join us for this enjoyable class that includes hands-on demonstrations and raise your garden to new heights! 9-11 am, $20 fee.  Light refreshments provided.  Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.  Class will be held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Geauga Co. Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton.    Call for additional information or visit our site for other classes.


Trunk Sale

May 11

The Girard Junior Women annual trunk sale will be 10-2 on May 11 on 100 N Market Street in Girard. The event will take place rain or shine. Call Laura at 330 545 5962 if interested in a spot. Spots for the trunk sale are available at ten dollars each. The public is encouraged to come out and shop the area which will have a variety of goods for sale. The event will be held on the Girard City lot across from the City Building and is visible from 422.

CHS Reunion

Labor Day Weekend

The Crestwood High School Class of 1973 is planning its 40th class reunion. The reunion will be held Labor Day Weekend. We are in the process of forming a mailing list of all class members. If we can get e-mails it will greatly reduce our mailing costs for this event. If you can please e-mail that information to Matt Moravec at it would be greatly appreciated. If not, you can contact Don Schilling at 330-274-8282 with your information. The sooner you can contact us the better as we are planning a mailing of information for the beginning of April. Please help us get the word out. Thanks for your help in this matter; the Reunion Committee hopes to be hearing from you soon.


Ravenna Summer Fest

June 15

Crafters and Vendors needed. Register now. The return of Ravenna Summer Fest is June 15 from 10am-6pm. We are currently looking for vendors and crafters to add to the day’s activities and car show. Please contact Susie (330) 296-3779 or Barb (330) 297-6684


Autism 5k and walk

June 15

Akron’s Autism 5k and Walk, formerly Akron Walks for Autism, is the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s premier fundraising and autism awareness event.  Money raised stays local to support individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them.  The event will be held on June 15 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.  The Autism Society of Greater Akron provides vital programs and services to families living with autism in Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties and is part of the Autism Society of Ohio. Details of the event can be found at, or on Facebook at