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Garrettsville Farmers Market

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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 rinearson05@frontier.com.

Seeking Artisans!

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The DMRC will be hosting the 5th Annual Art on the Hill, a day-long festival of the arts is seeking artisans to sell and/or display their handmade work. The festival is on July 13, from 10am-6pm on East Prospect Street in Mantua. Booth space is just $45. There will also be live-continuous entertainment, raffles, and a wine tasting event. Applications can be downloaded at mantuashalersvillechamber.com or by calling Christine Pitsinger at 330-414-6486.


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.


Garfield Spring Soccer

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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 curryk19@yahoo.com


Spring Bird Walks

Sundays now -May 19

Dust off those binoculars and fine tune your hearing to see, hear and learn about the spring migrants and arriving residents of the feathered kind. The Hiram College JH Barrow Field Station will once again play host to this series of Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland bird walks which begin at 7:30am. Join local naturalist Eric Faber and other birding enthusiasts at 7:30am for a casual walk around the Field Station. These hikes are for beginners and experts alike. No registration is needed, but for more information, please call 330.569.6003 orsorrickmw@hiram.edu. The Hiram College Field Station is located on Wheeler Rd, which runs from SR 305 to SR 88 between the villages of Hiram and Garrettsville


Spring Sale Donations


Hiram Rapids Historical Church (corner of Allyn and Winchell roads, Hiram Rapids Ohio) is now accepting donations for their spring sale: household items, and clothing in good condition. We welcome any type of donation large or small. Call 330-569-7204 or 330-569-7453. Our sale will be May 18.


Volunteer in the Parks


Have some extra time on your hands and want to help out your Portage Parks?  We can put you to work in all kinds of ways. Want to get your hands dirty? We can use help with trail maintenance and resource stewardship. Like to talk with people?  We need folks to staff our booth at community events, assist with programs and events and conduct user surveys.  Be a VIP– give us a call at (330) 297-7728 or download a volunteer application from our website. | http://www.portageparkdistrict.org


Pittsburgh Pastel Artist League

Now- May 31

An exhibit by the Pittsburgh Pastel Artist League will be on display at the Trumbull Art Gallery until May 31.  The League was formed in 2002, and is comprised of members from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.  The paintings can be seen Tue-Sat from noon to 4 pm in our Main Gallery.  Admission is free.


Fish Fry

Apr 26

American Legion Post 674 will be having fish fry Apr 26 from 4-8pm. Cost is $8 per dinner. 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. Carryout’s available, (330) 326-3188. The Post is located at, 9960 East Center St. (St. Rt. 303 by the tank) Windham. Public Welcome


Special Arbor Day Ceremony

Apr 26

This year, on Arbor Day, April 26, the Mantua Village Garden club will hold a special memorial ceremony for a former,  long time club member, Sally Brugmann, and plants a tree, in her honor, on the Mantua Memorial Walkway.  The Memorial Walkway is located in front of Crestwood High School, and was started by the club in the early 60’s, to honor Garden Club & community members, by planting a tree in their honor.  From novice to master gardener – if you love plants, flowers, and nature in general, the Mantua Village Garden club would love to have you as a new member.  For more information, call Diane Lottig 330-274-2868, or Lea Lazar 330-274-0614.


God Provides Free Meal

Apr 26

God Provides a Free Meal will be held Apr 26 from 4-6pmat Nelson UMC. Dinner includes beef stew, salad, roll and dessert. For more info call 330-527-2268


Heaven or Hell, Your Choice

Apr 26-28

Garrettsville Church of God will present “Heaven or Hell, Your Choice”, Apr 26-28 at 7pm nightly. Starting with the life of Jesus, His crucifixion and resurrection. Then moving into modern day scenarios, the program depicts the choices we all make that affect where we will spend eternity. This production is free and open to the public. The Church is located at, 12888 St. Rt. 88 in Nelson Township. For more information call 330-527-2942


Rummage Sale

Apr 26 & 27

Portage County Gardeners will be holding their annual Rummage Sale on Apr 26 & Apr 27 from 9-2pm at their Center, 5154 S.R. 44 in Rootstown. This sale will feature books, garden items, spring and summer clothing, knick-knacks, jewelry, electronics, baskets, housewares, craft items, holiday items, bedding, and baby and children’s items. Everything will be priced low to sell. Cookies, coffee and tea will be available for purchase to munch on while you shop.


Rummage Sale & Open House

Apr 27

Huntsburg Grange is holding their annual Rummage Sale and Open House on, Apr 27 from 10-2 PM in the Huntsburg Town Hall.   Come for bargains and to learn about the Grange.  Lunch will be available.  For details or to donate, call Donna at 286-6219.


Newton Falls Kiwanis Club’s Annual Steak Dinner

Apr 27

The Newton Falls Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Steak Cookout on Apr 27, at the Newton Falls Community Center on Quarry Street. The meal includes a 14-ounce sirloin steak, on the grill, cooked as you wish, salad, potato, drink, and dessert, all for $15.00. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any NF Kiwanis member or by calling Bob at 330-872-3854. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. The Kiwanis half of the proceeds will go to the Kiwanis Eliminate Project.


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.  geauga.osu.edu


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. www.portageparkdistrict.org


Pork Chop Dinner

Apr 27

There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner at the Braceville UMC off of St. Rt. 82 in the center of Braceville. The dinner begins at 4pm and we serve until 6:30pm unless food runs out. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade desserts, bread, coffee, tea or punch. The cost is $9 for adults and $3.50 for children. Takeout’s are available. This will be our last dinner until next fall.


Knee Deep in Bluebells

Apr 27

Back by popular demand! This hike (9:00-11:00am) provides one of the most unbelievable and spectacular sights wildflower displays in all of Ohio. In a setting among some of the largest trees in the state, the 250 acre Poland Municipal Forest southeast of Youngstown plays host each spring to thousands upon thousands of wild bluebells and other spring wildflowers. The forest floor is literally awash with a carpet of bluebells, dabs of red and white trilliums and a haze of marsh marigolds; the artistry of nature in all its glory. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Field Station (hiking fee: $5 for members of Friends of the Field Station, $8 for non-member). To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu. Directions provided upon registration.



Apr 27 & 28

Gemboree Spring 2013- Minerals, rocks, gemstone, jewelry. Sponsored by The Summit Lapidary Club & The Akron Mineral Society. The event will take place Apr 27 & 28 from 10am-6pm on Apr 27 & 10am-5pm on Apr 28 at Emidio and Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Road in Cuyahoga Falls. There will be demonstrations and sales. Children are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (55+) and students, $1 for ages 7-14 and children 6 and under, as well as scouts in uniform free. For more information call Evelyn Tryon (330) 673-9661 or visit www.LapidaryClubof Ohio.org


Free Community Meal

Apr 28

Mantua’s St. Joseph PSR, along with the K of C Women’s Auxiliary will be hosting a FREE Community Meal on Apr 28, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!! We’d love to see you there. Join us for food and fellowship after the 11:15 a.m. Mass. If you’d like to do more, please contact coordinator Peg Haney at 330-274-2268 or phaney@stjosephmantua.com.


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.


Scholarships and Grants

Apr 29 deadline

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers OSU Extension The Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers provide scholarships to Geauga County residents pursuing an education in horticulture, agriculture, environmental science or related fields at The Ohio State University.  High school seniors or current students at The Ohio State University are encouraged to apply.  Deadline for applications is April 29.  The Master Gardeners are also open to requests for grants to local classroom teachers and schools pursuing special projects and instruction in the sciences.  For an application and more information about MGV scholarships and grants call the OSU Extension at the Patterson Center.  (440) 834-4656.  Also visit the website and become acquainted with the many Master Gardener class offerings and the annual scholarship fund raiser.  www.geauga.osu.edu.


“Carbon Nation”

Apr 29

In the inspiring documentary “CARBON NATION,” experts show how our growing energy needs can be met with environmentally safe “green” energy. Using existing technology, we can create jobs and boost the economy. For example, Ohio State University will save $1 million this year by buying 50 megawatts (about 25% of the campus’s electricity) from Ohio’s largest commercial wind farm (Columbus Dispatch, 1/28/13). Sponsored by the Northern Portage League of Women Voters and Concerned Citizens Ohio. Screening rights have been donated by the Sierra Club. This event is free and open to the public. Following the film, there will be a discussion of the pros and cons of different types of energy. Please join us April 29 from 7 – 9 PM, at Maplewood Career Center, 7075 State Route 88, Ravenna, Ohio


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 Seipelpenny@ooga.org or Pete MacKenzie pete@ooga.org for more information.


Portage County Soap Box Derby

May 1

The Portage County Soap Box Derby is looking for a student, or students to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” at the opening ceremony for the local race on June 15. The race takes place at Buchert Park in Mantua.  The singer(s) will have to be there at 9:00am.  The race will start between 9:00am –10:00am.  The tryouts will be on May 1 at 6:30pm.  If you are interested you must contact Dean Olson at 330-351-3035.


Southington Chicken Dinner

May 1

The Southington UMC, Routes 305 & 534 in Southington, will be holding a chicken dinner on May 1 from 3:30-6pm. The menu includes ¼ Chicken, escalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw and homemade desserts. Cost is $8 for adults, Children’s meal with chicken tenders- ages 4-10 cost is $4, children 4 & under free. Carry outs will be available, 330-898-2156


Let’s Build a Community

May 1& 15, June 5 & 19

Let’s Build Community at the Center.  Open community days at the gymnasium at the old Mantua Center School, 11741 Mantua Center Rd. (just north of SR 82) will continue, but now on the first and third Wednesdays (changed from Tuesday) of each month, with reduced hours of 10am to 4 pm.  Potluck lunch at noon.  Meet with friends, or make some new ones.  Play cards or other games, learn quilt piecing or crochet.  Help work a challenging new jigsaw puzzle which will be started on May first.  Not just for seniors!  Folks of all ages are invited, but youngsters must have supervision.


2013 Huge Rummage Sale

May 2-4

Rummage Sale will be at Pricetown Methodist Church; 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Rd, Newton Falls. This huge sale will be held on May 2 & 3 from 9am-5pm and May 4 from 9am- 12 noon and will be bag day. There will also be a bake sale held on May 2 & 3.


Chesterland Rummage Sale

May 2-4

There will be a Rummage Sale at Mayfield Methodist Church, 7747 Mayfield Rd in Chesterland May 2, 3 & 4. Hours are May2 from 9-4, May 3 from 7-9, May 4 from 9-noon and is also bag day


Monthly Soup Supper

May 3

Monthly Soup Supper will be held May 3 at 6pm at the Village Park Lodge. Cost is $7 and is open to the public.


Parkman Chicken Dinner

May 3

The Parkman Fire and Rescue Association, in conjunction with local Amish schools, proudly announces their annual spring Chicken Dinner, May 3 from 5- 8pm, at the Community House in Parkman, next to the Fire Station. Adults $14.00, Children 12 and under $7.00. Limited tickets-resale tickets only Make checks payable to: Parkman Fire and Rescue, Send check or money order to: Joan Dillon, 12709 Nelson Ledge Rd. Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Tickets can be returned to you (include SASE) or held at the door. Questions? Call Chuck or Joan at 440-548-7541


Annual Spring Craft, Plant & Flower Sale

May 3 & 4

Hiram Farm Living & Learning Community: craft items, Mother’s Day gifts, Organic veg. plants, annual flowers , hanging baskets, fresh eggs.  11543 & 11485 Garfield Road Hiram, Ohio 44234. May 3 from 12-4pm & May 4 from 10am-4pm. For more info call: 330-569-3441


Reverse Raffle

May 4

Tickets are available for DMRC’s 2nd Annual Reverse Raffle fundraiser. It will be held at Mantua K of C on May 4, starting at 6 pm. Each $100 ticket includes: delicious steak dinner for you and a guest, adult beverages, a chance at $1,000 grand prize, and fun with friends and neighbors. Contact any DMRC board member or reply to request tickets.


Roadside & Park Clean-up

May 4

The City of Newton Falls will be conducting its Annual Citywide roadside and park Clean-up Day on May 4 at 9am.   Any interested groups, organizations, or individuals that would like to participate in the clean-up day are invited to join us.  Sign in registration will be held behind City Hall.  The city will provide garbage bags, rubber gloves and safety vests to participants.  We will also be holding a scrap tire collection from 9-12 at Street Department on Church Street.  For more information please contact City Clerk, Kathy King at 330-872-0806 M-F 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Newton Township Scrap Tire Drive

May 4 & 5

Newton Township will host a scrap tire collection drive on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, 2013 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. on the grounds of the Newton Township Administration Building, 4410 Newton Falls-Bailey Road. Tires will be accepted from residents of Newton Township only and ID is required. No tractor tires or tires with rims will be accepted, and residents are limited to 4 tires. Tires will only be accepted during the dates and times listed. After hour drop-offs are not permitted. Questions may be directed to the Road Department at (330) 872-0003.


Shalersville School Alumni

May 4

On May 4 in the Shalersville Town Hall the Shalersville School Alumni will meet to celebrate all past Shalersville schoolmates. The first alumni was held on 1st Saturday in May in 1913, so this is the 100th year since our alumni began.  Come celebrate this wonderful evening with former classmates and friends. Anyone interested can attend this Annual Dinner.  The dinner will begin at 5:30 pm cost is $15.00 per person and reservations should be made with Judy Richardson at 330-297-9681 by April 29.


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.  geauga.osu.edu


Poet Jeanne Bryner to Speak at Reed Memorial Library

May 5

On May 5 at 2 p.m., poet and Nurse Jeanne Bryner will be at Reed Memorial Library, sharing selections from her book of poems, titled Smoke. Bryner has been awarded an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for this collection of poems, which centers on her life and work as an emergency room Nurse in Warren, OH.  Smoke also received 2nd place honors in the Public Interest/Creative Writing category from the American Journal of Nursing.  Copies of Smoke will be available for purchase/ signing. For more information call (330) 296-2827 (ext. 300). Reed Memorial Library is located at 167 E. Main St. Ravenna, OH 44266


Spring Wildflower Hike

May 4

A hike showcasing many of Northeast Ohio’s spring wildflowers will be May 4 from 10am-12pm at Eagle Creek State Nature Preserve. This event is free and open to the public. The preserve is located at 11027 Hopkins Rd in Garrettsville. Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged, for more info call 330-527-5118


Free Dinner

May 4

First Church of God in Windham at 9016 N Main St will hold their next monthly Free Dinner on May 4 as a lunch this month.  It will be from 11am to 1pm and all are welcome to attend. Call 330-326-2293 or 330-671-1426 for questions or more information.


Demonstration of Pastel Painting

May 4 

The Trumbull Art Gallery is featuring a talk by Karen Ferrick, a member of the Pittsburgh Pastel Artist League, who will demonstrate the art of creating a pastel painting from sketch to finished piece at 1:30pm.  Her talk will last about 1 1/2 hour.  Karen has been an art teacher in the Burrell School District for the last 14 years, and started working with pastels 8 years ago.  She has taught pastel workshops in Pittsburgh, and given many demonstrations in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  She looks forward to sharing her love of pastels with you.  Admission is free.


Greg Bartholomew’s Comic Book Art Collection

 May 4- June 8

Greg Bartholomew will share his comic book art collection with the public in a show being held at the Trumbull Art Gallery.  The featured artists are Alex Ross, known for his realistic paintings of classic comic book characters, and Barry Windsor Smith, who broke into the mainstream comic book industry as the artist of Conan the Barbarian.  His style eventually moved into a dynamic and realistic style more aligned with Italian Renaissance.   The opening reception will be held May 4, from 5-7 pm.  Admission is free


Parents of BSA Troop 8 Spaghetti Dinner

May 5

Spaghetti dinner will be held at the First Church of God, 426 Broad St. in Newton Falls on May 5 from 12-4 pm. Cost for Adults $8; Children $4 (ages 3 to 11).Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, and drink. Take-out available. 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets will be available.


Post 193 Fiscal Meeting

May 9

The Final Fiscal meeting of Post 193 will be held on May 9 at 7:30 pm at the post. 330-274-8606


Poppy Days

May 9, 10 & 11

Poppy Days will be coming to Mantua & Garrettsville on May 9, 10 & 11. Members will be assisted by American Legion Post 193 in handing out free poppies and accepting donations that will be used only for service men & women and veterans. 330-274-8606


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.


Plant Sale

May 11

The Perennial Gardeners are holding their annual plant sale, May 11, rain or shine, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall parking lot.  The popular sale features annuals, hanging baskets, herbs and hundreds of perennials, many of which have been raised by club members.  Knowledgeable club members will be happy to assist you in choosing the appropriate plants for your gardening needs. Profits from the sale enable the club to continue planting and caring for the bandstand and corner park at Routes 306 and 322, offer scholarships to horticultural students, present educational programs at each monthly meeting and support many other gardening activities in the community.


Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour

May 11

Geauga County Tourism’s Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour will be May 11th, with 13 new stops for a total of 25 to choose from.  Each stop offers special activities, demonstrations, sales, treats or drawings to tour participants. So choose 10 locations you have never visited, or your favorites for sales and unique activities. Mark your calendars now & watch for the tour map which will be available soon! Participants can get a list of all of the stops, their activities and a map, by calling the Geauga County Tourism Office 800-775-TOUR, or online (beginning April 10th) at www.TourGeauga.com


American Legion Regular Meeting

May 13

The Legion Auxiliary will hold its regular meeting on May 13 at 1pm. Members should attend to plan Memorial Day Services at Shalersville, Mantua Village and Mantua Township. 330-274-8606


Spelling Bee Pre-Registration

May 13-June 13

May 13 marks the start of pre-registration for students to enter the TRTA Spelling Bee. The 27th Annual Spelling Bee is sponsored by Trumbull Retired Teachers and is set for July 11, at 1 p.m. at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds on Everett-Hull Road. Preregistration for grades 1 through 8 will begin on May 13, and is accepted until June 13. All preregistered spellers will get free admission to the fair with rides excluded. Treat bags and certificates will be awarded to all pre-registered spellers. To pre-register a child, please call Denise Deltondo at 330.530.4011. All proceeds go towards Summer Camp


Polka! Polka! Polka!

May 16

Polka!  Polka!  Polka!  Jake Kouwe from the Chardon Polka Band will provide a fun-filled musical evening May 16 from 7– 8pm at The Pines at Brooks House Assisted Living!  Sitting still may not be an option as Jake’s high-energy polka will bring a smile to your face and a tap to your toe!  You are invited to this free event!  Refreshments will follow! The Pines at Brooks House is located at 18122 Claridon-Troy Rd. (SR 700), Hiram, OH, in Troy Township, about 5 miles north of Hiram OH about 1 mile south of SR 422.  Questions?  Call (440)834-0260, ext. 8, or e-mail your questions to “brookshouseassistedliving@gmail.com”.  Hope to see you there!


“Life on the Rocks”

May 18

Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park, 12440 State Rt. 282 Garrettsville, OH 44231 May 18, 10:00 AM – Noon. Free offering.  Join Master Gardener and former ODNR Park Manager Mike Blakeman for a 1 mile interpretive hike to see the park’s spring wild flowers and explore its impressive plant diversity. Learn about the area’s unique geology and how many of the plants have adapted to growing on bare rock. This is a good opportunity to see and learn about the area’s spring wild flowers including the rare red trillium. Tree ID will be covered and include Canadian Hemlock and Yellow Birch, both associated more with colder northern climates. Wear sturdy footwear for rocky and uneven terrain. Rain or shine. Meet at parking lot on SR 282.  Advance registration is limited and required.   440-834-4656


Spaghetti Dinner

 May 18

A Spaghetti Dinner will be held May 18 from 4-7pm at the Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Rd, Parkman. Dinner is $7 and children under 5 eat free.  Western Phoenix Masonic Lodge #42


Annual Plant Sale

May 18

The Mantua Village Garden Club has its annual plant sale set for May 18, from 9am to 1pm.  There will be a variety of healthy local plants available, at reasonable prices.  The sale will be located at 10710 Main St., in the parking lot of Tradition Flooring Service, across from Chase Bank. From novice to master gardener – if you love plants, flowers, and nature in general, the Mantua Village Garden Club would love to have you as a new member.  For more information, call Diane Lottig 330-274-2868, or Lea Lazar 330-274-0614.


AmVets Auxiliary Breakfast

May 19

Amvets Post #112 Auxiliary Breakfast will be May 19 from 9am-noon at Amvets Post #112, 37 W. Broad St. in Newton Falls. Menu includes: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, toast. Drinks include: coffee, tea and juice. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-9 and under 4 yrs eat free.


Flag Retirement

May 23

Cub Scout Pack 62 of Garrettsville is collecting U.S. flags for our May 23 flag retirement ceremony.  If you have a worn or old flag in need of retirement you may drop it off at Garrettsville Hardware or call David Schaefer at 330-274-0572 or email us at GvillePack62@yahoo.com.


Newton Falls Plant Exchange

May 25

Newton Falls Plant Exchange will be May 25 from 9 am-12 noon is the date for this year’s Plant Exchange.  In order to participate simply bring at least six plants to share with other gardeners.  Fancy pots not required a box or bag will do.  The Exchange is at the JC Pavilion on Center Street in Newton Falls at the park.  Need more details?  Call Susan at 330-718-3469.


Memorial Day Service

May 27

A Memorial Day Service will be held at the Burton Square Gazebo at 11 am, an open house to follow at the Legion Home on Goodwin St. Contact Bo (440) 834-8764 for more info.


Little Tigers Golf Outing

June 8

The Newton Falls Little Tigers will be holding their annual golf outing on June 8, 2013.  The four man scramble will be an 8:00 shotgun held at the Olde Dutch Mill golf course. The price is $65.00 per person and will include lunch, dinner, and beverages. Prizes will be given on all holes. Contact Ron Wilcox @ 330-235-3046 or Heather  Lyndsey@ 330-654-4100 to sign up or for information.


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 www.akronautism5kandwalk.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaceitRaceitFaceit.


“Always Patsy Cline”

June 12

The Girard Historical Society is teaming up with TNT for an evening of “Always Patsy Cline” on June 12 at 6 pm for social hour and 7 pm show. The evening will also include refreshments, Basket Raffle and 50/50 raffle. The show combines country classics with a hilarious story about three gutsy gals who are determined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville. The tickets are $20.00. Help the Girard Historical Society keep the memories of Girard alive! Trumbull New Theatre is located on rt. 422 in Niles. For more information and tickets, call Kathy at 330-545-4899 or Roberta at 330-883-3847.


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


Hiram College Nature Camps

June 17-21; July 8-12; July 29-August 2

Hiram College Nature Camps are fun and exciting weeks of nature exploration. Children ages 3-14 investigate streams, ponds and forest to learn about living things and the surrounding environment. Catching tadpoles and crayfish, building forts, collecting rocks and playing games are all part of the fun of Nature Camp. It’s a week-long nature adventure filled with fun and surprises! For more information, visit www.hiram.edu/summerathiram, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu


Annual Gardening Event

June 19

Geauga Co. MGV Annual Gardening Event Comes to Burton Century Village, June 19 from 10am – 4 pm. 100’s of plants, familiar and exotic, as well as unique one of a kind garden art pieces, fun attic treasures, divine desserts, free horticulture demonstrations and “ask the expert.”  A full day of fun activities.  Proceeds fund the Geauga Co. Master Gardener Volunteers Scholarship Fund.  440-834-4656  www.geauga.osu.edu


Why Teens Kill Seminar

July 11

The Crestwood Lions Club is pleased to bring, Phil Chalmers, teen violence and bullying expert, to the Crestwood Elementary School on July 11 at 7pm. Cost is $10/person. Topics covered will be warning signs, causes, trigger and prevention. Visit PhilChalmers.com for more info. To purchase ticket or for more info contact Mary Hannah (330) 883-9297 or call Phil Chalmer’s office (330) 998-4340



Farmers Market

June 22-Oct 12

The Rotary Club of Mantua is sponsoring the 9th annual Farmers Market. The location will be at the Christ Lutheran Church parking lot at 10827 S.R 44, in Mantua.  The market will run every Saturday, from June 22 – October 12. The hours will be 9am-12:30pm.  The cost is $5.00 if you sign up for 8 week-ends or more.  For those who sign up for less the cost is $7.00. This year the produce venders will specialize in Heirloom vegetables and flowers.  All other vendors’  items will be made from scratch.New vendors are being accepted.  Applications may be obtained by contacting Dean Olson. 330-351-3035


Ride and Raise funds for our local Veterans.

June 30

Motorcyclists can participate in a 2-hour scenic ride through beautiful Geauga County on Sunday, June 30, 2013. The ride starts at Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton, OH (14373 N Cheshire St) and will be led by Sheriff Dan McClelland and his dog, “Midge”. Registration opens at 8:00am and the $25.00 per motorcycle fee includes breakfast. Onsite food vendor and other fun activities will be available upon return to the fairgrounds.  Visit www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com or www.habitatgeauga.org for details. Sponsorship Opportunities For Motorcycle Run Deadline June 30. Become a Sponsor of the ride to help Geauga County Veterans who qualify with home repairs and renovations. Sponsor Levels include: Master Builder-$1,000; Hammer Swinger-$500; Construction Buddy-$250; and Helping Hand-$100. The funds raised from this year’s event will go to purchase building materials and supply quality construction supervision courtesy of Geauga County Habitat for Humanity. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com.