Mantua Community Center

 Every Tuesday

The Community Center at Mantua Center has reopened in the cafeteria wing of the Mantua Center School, just N. of SR 82 on Mantua Center Rd.   We are open Tuesdays only, from 9-3, and again from 5-7, free and open to all (children must be supervised).  Coffee and tea are available all day, and we share a potluck lunch at noon.  Anyone interested is invited to bring appropriate supplies to join the watercolor group at 9:30, or a sewing project almost anytime.  These are not formal classes, but members help one another if needed.  Some come just to chat, or to help assemble a jigsaw puzzle.  Playing cards and board games are available.  There will be special programs from time to time.  The 5:30 evening meal is called “Don’t Eat Alone Supper,” with a special invitation to anyone who eats way too many meals without companionship.  No need to bring anything but yourself for that one.  Contact Ellie Monroe, by phone at 330-274-0711 or at to be put on a list for email updates.

American Legion Fish Fry


Windham American Legion fish fry every Friday from 4:30-8pm. Cost is $9. Choice of French fries or baked potato. First come, first serve, with a dessert!

American Legion Breakfast


Breakfast every Monday at the American Legion Post #674.  Time: 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.  Place 9130 Center Street in Windham.  Carry out available.  Call 326-3188.

Water Dog Swim Lessons

Begin March 29

Need swim lessons? Well look no further than Hiram College.  This will be our final session of Water Dog Swim Lessons for the semester.  Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to have your child learn a valuable life lesson.  Get instruction from the colleges finest once a week for a four week period.  Each lesson lasts forty-five minutes with an additional fifteen minutes for your child to gain more confidence in the water.    Ages four and up welcomed.  Sign up online at  Lesson times are from 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, and 5-6pm Sunday afternoons on March 29, April 12, 26, May 3, and 10.  Cost is fifty dollars.  For more information, please contact Brian O’Neill at 330.569.5343.

NGCC Food Donations

State Farm Agent, Shannan Jursa’s office now has a bin for drops offs to support the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard.   We will donate $10 to the Community Cupboard for every 10# of food donated.   For now, we plan to have the bin in our office through March.  Office located at 8454 Windham St., Garrettsville, OH 44231

Pancake Breakfasts

Sundays in March

The Geauga County Historical Society will hold its annual Pancake Breakfasts on the five Sundays of March 2015, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Meals served in the Lennah Bond Activities Center on the grounds of Century Village Museum.  All-you-can-eat pancakes served with maple syrup produced from our own sugar bush.   Adults $7.00, children 5-12 $5.00, children 4 and under free.

Fish Fry Fridays

March 20, 27

Fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and beverages will be served from 4:30 – 7pm at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market/St. Rt. 422 – 1/4 mile east of St. Rt. 528 in Parkman).  Adult dinners are $9.00 (Dine-in or take-out).  Desserts will be available for an additional donation.  (An alternate kid-friendly dinner will also be available for $5.00 each.)  Sponsored alternately by Parkman Boy Scout Troop 76 and Huskies’ Touchdown Club.

Eagles Fish Fry

March 20, 27

The Garrettsville Eagles are holding Friday fish fry throughout Lent. Dinners are a choice of fish, shrimp, chicken or a fish/shrimp combo. Meals are served with baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, green beans, roll and butter. All meals are $9.00. Carryout is available by calling 330-527-2330. Open to the public.

Craft & Collectible Show

March 21

There will be a Craft and Collectible Show at the Portage County Gardeners 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio 44266 (Rootstown area) on March 21st from 9-3. There will be local crafters and artisans selling a variety of handcrafted items, delicious food and baked goods, raffles and more. For more information or to reserve a table contact Pat Thomas 330-297-0232. This show is hosted by the Ravenna Garden Club of PCGC.

Spaghetti Dinner

March 21

Spaghetti and meatball dinner will be March 21st from 4-6pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge 507, 216 E. Main St., West Farmington, OH. Dinner will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, pie, coffee and lemonade. Cost is $7 for adults, $4.50 for kids age 5-12 and free for kids 5 and under.

Windham UMC Spaghetti Dinner

March 21

Windham United Methodist Church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on March 21st from 4:30 – 7:00pm. All you can eat. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, coleslaw, bread & butter, homemade dessert and beverage. Adults $8.00, Children 5-12 $4.00, under 5 free.  Takeout’s are available!

St. Patrick’s Day Party

March 21

You are invited to attend our monthly kid’s party March 21st from 3-5pm at the Windham Church of Christ, 9847 Wolf Rd., Windham. We will be decorating cookies, cupcakes and making candy, also, lots of fun games and refreshments. Hope to see you there.

Nelson Ledges Archery

March 21, 22, 28, 29

Nelson Ledges Archery 3-D shoot starts March 21st & 22nd. Open to public. IBO qualifier shoot March 28 & 29, 8-2. 330-527-4940 or cell 330-780-7109.

Cookie Booths

March 21, 24, 28

Please come support Crestwood Middle School Girl Scout Troop 442 at our local cookie booths this month!  There are 8 varieties of cookies this year, including two new varieties: Rah-Rah Raisins and Toffee-Tastic (gluten-free).  Cash only – $4/box (gluten-free is $5/box).  Cookie booths can be found at: Streetsboro Giant Eagle, March 21 from 10:00am-1:00pm, Aurora Heinen’s March 24 from  5:00pm-8:00pm and Mantua Hardware March 28 from 11:00am-2:00pm

Parkman Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

March  22

The Parkman Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 47th annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfasts at the Parkman Community House (16295 Main Market – Rt. 422) on Sunday March 22nd from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Adults eat for $8.00; children – $4.00 (Pre-schoolers are free). Adult take-outs are also available.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Mar 22, 29

Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield American Legion will be hosting pancake and sausage breakfasts including eggs and home fries March 22, & 29 from 9-1:30 at the Legion Home. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. For more information,  call: Will 440-635-0223. Also during these dates there will be a craft show in the Berkshire High School Gym from 9-1:30.

Bingo at St. Ambrose

March 24, 31

Bingo every Tuesday night in the church hall at St. Ambrose Church, 10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville. Games (early bird) start at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Free Community Dinner

March 24

Free Community Dinner will be March 24th from 5-6pm, while supplies last, at Windham American Legion, 9960 Center St. Everyone welcome!

JAG Kindergarten Registration

March 24-26

Please call the James A. Garfield Elementary school to set up an appointment to register your child for Kindergarten.  The age requirement for the JAG School district is 5 years of age by Sept 30, 2015.  Registration and full screenings will take place on March 24, March 25 and March 26, 2015 at the Elementary School, these are the ONLY times we will do complete screenings.  Class lists will be finalized in May, so it is imperative that we have your child registered!   Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 for an appointment.  It is required that you bring in your child for this appointment.

Easier Landscape Maintenance

March 25

The Top 10 Ways to Make Your Landscape Easier to Maintain. Cost $15, class will take place March 25th from 7-9pm. Gardening is an activity that many of us love to do, but as the years pass; our time, desire and physical abilities may be strained.    Preregistration for classes is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.   To register please call the OSU Extension office at 440-834-4656. Make checks payable to OSU Extension and mail to P.O. Box 387, Burton, OH 44021. All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted.  For more information and updates, visit:


March 26

Bingo every Thursday night in the parish hall at St. Michael Church, 9736 East Center Street, Windham.  Games start at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Buddah and God

March 26

The Department of Religious Studies at Hiram College will welcome Thomas J..J. Altizer, Ph.D. as featured speaker at the College’s 31st Seminar for Religious Leaders on March 26, 2015. His presentation, “Buddha and God,” will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Kennedy Center, located on the Hiram College campus.. Religious leaders, scholars, students and those interested in the study of religions are invited to attend the free lecture. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.

Community Dinner

March 26

Renaissance Give Away March 26th Community Dinner. If you are interested in a little surprise, come eat with us. Time 5-6:30. Renaissance Family Center 9005 Wilverne Dr. Windham

Fish Fry & Silent Auction

March 27

Parkman Troop 4076 BSA will be hosting a fish fry & silent auction on March 27th from 4:30-7pm, at Parkman Community House. Dinner includes fish (Pollock), fresh cut fries or baked potato, coleslaw and beverage. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 5-10 years old. Alternate kid’s dinner available. Desserts available with donation. Sponsored by the Parkman Boy Scout Troop 4076. Chartered by Parkman Congregational Church.

Rummage Sale

March 27

Crestwood High School will be having a rummage sale March 27th from 9-5. The money raised goes towards Junior/Senior prom expenses in the future. CHS is accepting donations currently from 7-3 during the day and they are needed ASAP.

Easter Egg Hunt 

March 28

The 62nd annual Newton Falls Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Newton Falls Girl Scouts will be March 28th at 1pm at the community center basketball courts. The event is for ages 2 through 10. The Easter Bunny will visit along with her friend Shelley the Good Egg. There will be 8000 eggs placed, all with prizes. Anyone wishing to donate or help in any way, please call Shara Sullivan at 330-872-7333.

Easter Egg Hunt

March 28

Easter Egg Hunt at Pixley Park will be held at noon on March 28th. Ages 3-11 welcome. Games, crafts and prizes. Don’t forget your Easter basket to collect your eggs! Hunt will take place at 9231 St. Rt. 305 in Nelson Township. Alternate location Nelson Community House, 11639 Windham Parkman Rd. To help or donate individually wrapped candy, please call Dawn 440-227-8064.

Easter Celebration

March 28

Family Easter Celebration will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 North Main Street, Mantua, March 28th from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Easter crafts, a scavenger hunt, games and refreshments are planned especially for children and families. There is no cost and all are welcome. For more information, please contact the church office: 330-274-2849 or email:

Night at the Races

March 28

The JAG All Sports Boosters are hosting a Night at the Races on 3/28 at the Elks Club in Ravenna. Tickets are $30 apiece or $50 a couple. Dinner and 2 drinks are included. There will be side boards, over 100 raffle items and a cash bar in addition to  the races. Horses are available for $20.00. All proceeds benefit the G-Men Stadium Improvement Foundation.  For tickets please contact Athletic Director Jim Pfleger at (330) 527-0039 or

Spring Extravaganza Craft & Vendor Show

March 28

Spring Extravaganza Craft & Vendor Show March 28th from 11am-4pm located at the VFW Hall in Newton Falls, 433 Arlington Blvd. Newton Falls, OH 44444. 30-40 Vendors and Crafters, 25 Vendor/Craft Raffle Baskets, 50/50 Drawing, Several Chinese Auctions, Refreshments for sale. All monies collected from above go directly to VFW Post 3332.

Oink & Squeal

March 28

Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #459 presents their Annual Oink & Squeal Chinese auction and turkey raffle at the Burton American Legion Hall, 14052 Goodwin St., Burton, OH will be March 28th. Doors open at 5pm with the raffle beginning at 7pm. 1st place prize is $200, 2nd prize is $150 and 3rd prize is $75, along with 15 hams being given away. Raffle tickets are $2 each, Chinese auction tickets are 8 for $1. Admission is a non-perishable food, bath, personal hygiene item or cash donation to a local food bank. Refreshments will be available through the Legion kitchen. All proceeds will fund our Scholarship Program and Girls State Sponsorships.

Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast

March 29

The Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary will be hosting the Annual Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast featuring “All You Can Eat” buttermilk pancakes, on March 29, in St. Joseph’s Hughes Hall from 9am-1pm. 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!  Hope to see you there! All proceeds benefit St. Joseph Parish’s PSR program.

Palm Sunday Dinner

March 29

St. Michael Church will be hosting their annual Palm Sunday Dinner on March 29th from 11am- 3pm in the church hall. The dinner will feature turkey/dressing, cabbage rolls, pasta, salads and homemade desserts. Prices are: adults ($11.00), children under twelve ($6.00) and children under five (free).  Carry-outs are available.

Irish Music Sessions

March 29

Sean Moore Irish music sessions at Hiram College spring dates are March 29th and May 3rd. Learn tunes at 2pm and open session at 3pm. Potluck refreshments—All welcome. Frohring Music Hall Room 102 (recital hall), 11746 Dean St., Hiram Village

Spring Break Day Camp

March 30-April 3

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting and annual Spring Break Day Camp.  It will be held March 30 through April 3 from 7:45 am to 4:00 pm. Participants must bring a sack lunch, water bottle and afternoon snack each day. Camp is held at John Tontimonia City Park – Tower Lodge. Enrollment is limited to the first 20 to register. For additional information contact Ravenna Recreation at 330-296- 2864.

Spring Fling Dance

April 4

Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have its monthly dance on April 4th from 7:30-11:30pm at Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 W. Ave., Tallmadge. Dance is open to the public. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Please call Warrine 330-322-9559 for further information.

“Shop with a Cop” Pancake Breakfast

April 4

Hiram Police Department Pancake Breakfast “Shop with a Cop” fundraiser will be April 4th from 9am-1pm at the Hiram College Kennedy Center, Dix Dining Hall. All you can eat. Donations accepted.

Easter Egg Hunt

April 4

Burton Village Easter Egg Hunt will be April 4th at 11am in the park on the south end of the square. Children age 1 through 6 are eligible to participate and are divided into three age groups; one-two, three-four and five-six. Be sure to bring a basket or bag for your goodies! Each age group receives  thirty prize eggs and a special marked egg that represents a grand prize. The Easter Bunny will hop into the park and be available for pictures, remember your cameras!

Chicken Breast Dinner    

April 11

Boneless baked chicken breast dinner at the First Christian Church, North Center Street in Newton Falls on April 11, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Menu also includes: Loaded baked potato, vegetables, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and drink. Proceeds to the wrought iron fence restoration at the East Side Cemetery. Advanced tickets may be purchased from any Association member or call Louanne at 330-872-1353. Ticket prices: 12-adult $9; Ages 3-11 $6, Ages 2 and under-free.

“Straight On” Performance

April 11

The Windham Bomber Band presents “Straight On”, a  Heart tribute band performing a concert fundraiser for our 2016 Disney trip on April 11th at 7pm at Windham High School. Concessions will be available.  Tickets are pre-sale through the Windham Bomber Band for $10 apiece.

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast

April 12

Atwood-Mauck Post 450 Burton-Middlefield will be hosting a pancakes and sausage breakfast including scrambled eggs and home fries. Breakfast will be served from 9am-1:30pm at the Legion Home. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. For more information contact Will 440-635-0223.

Scotch Doubles

April 14

2nd annual Nicholas Stock scholarship fund dinner scotch doubles will be April 4th at 9pm at Sky Lanes, 8311 Windham St., Garrettsville. 3 games of bowling, draft beer, pop, coffee and shoe rental $40 per couple or $12 per person – pizza, draft beer, pop, coffee. 50/50 raffles and Chinese auction. Live entertainment by “Arrowhead Unplugged”. Tickets available at Sky Lanes or by calling Ken Stock 216-289-0920. Limited space.

Free Christian Concert

April 19

Free Christian Concert featuring the Lordsmen from Elkview, WV will be April 19th at 11 am at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 10585 Windham-Parkman Rd., Garrettsville. The Lordsmen is a Southern Gospel male quartet, formed in 1966. Potluck dinner will immediately follow in the church fellowship Hall.

Pasta 4 Paws

April 25

Join Rose’s Rescue For Our 3rd Annual “Pasta 4 Paws” Pasta Dinner and Basket Auction April 25th from 2-7, at our new venue The Ravenna VFW, 6000 New Milford Road.  Take outs available. Auction drawing immediately following, over 150 baskets. Tickets: Adults: $8.00, Children (5-12) $5.00, Under 5 years old eat for free!! Dinner includes pasta with meatballs, salad, bread & butter, drink and dessert. All proceeds benefit all the paws at Rose’s Rescue!! For more information, call Kim at (724)456-3515. Winners need not be present for auction drawing.

Understanding Soil Testing

April 29

Review and Understand Soil Test Results. This class will be free and will take place April 29th from 7-9pm. You did as recommended and tested your soil.  You sent off the sample and received your results.  Learn to interpret and understand those soil test results. Preregistration for classes is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.   To register please call the OSU Extension office at 440-834-4656. Make checks payable to OSU Extension and mail to P.O. Box 387, Burton, OH 44021. All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted.  For more information and updates, visit:

Make Your Own Fairy Garden     

May 9

Make your own fairy garden, May 9th from 10-1. Cost is $35. Fairy gardens are becoming increasingly popular, perhaps because these lovely miniatures are so individual and such fun.  Join us and spend a few hours in the world of whimsical miniature landscapes.  You’ll learn about Fairy Gardens and create your own. Container, soil, plants and miniature accessories all provided.   Bring your imagination. To register please call the OSU Extension office at 440-834-4656. Make checks payable to OSU Extension and mail to P.O. Box 387, Burton, OH 44021. All programs are held at the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton unless otherwise noted.  For more information and updates, visit:

Young at Heart  Trip

May 4-9

St. Anselm Young of Heart from Chesterland are planning a 6-day trip planned for May 4th -9th to Vermont to celebrate “The Sound of Music’s” 50th Anniversary. This all-inclusive package includes:  3 nights at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT, 2 nights at the Turning Stone Casino with a $60 bonus; 13 meals; Vermont State Capitol including lunch; a history tour at the Trapp Family Lodge and viewing of “The Real Maria”; gratuities, and much, much more. The cost is $1,180 ($1,195 for non-members). For more information call Nancy Battenfield at 440-729-9684.

Kindergarten Parent Meeting

May 21

The Crestwood Primary School Kindergarten Team will hold a Kindergarten Parent Information Night on May 21st at 6pm in the Crestwood Primary Cafeteria.  This meeting is for parents only. If you have any questions please call 330-357-8202.