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4-H All Stars
4-H All Stars are now enrolling new members for the coming year. Youth must be 5-18 years as of Jan 1st, 2016 and live in Portage County. Our club offers many projects: small animals, sewing, cooking, quilting, photography, electricity, wood working, small engines and many more. We meet in Nelson Township. Call Janet 440-548-5142 for more information.

Am. Legion Breakfast
Mondays
Legion Aux Post 674 in Windham will serve breakfast on Monday mornings from 7- 11 am $7.00 for full menu; $5.00 for limited; Includes coffee, juice and water. Everyone welcome !

BINGO!
Thursdays
St. Michael’s Church at 9736 East Center Street in Windham, OH holds bingo every Thursday in the church hall. We have a Large Running Progressive! Ticket sales begin at 6:00 pm. Games start at 7:00 pm. Please come and support St. Michael’s Church!

Legion Fish Fry
Fridays
Fish fry is back at American Legion Post 674, Windham. Fridays from 4-7:30 pm. Choice of fish, chicken, or shrimp. Pick one or do combo Comes with fries and choice of 2 sides. Price $8.00

Kindergarten Registration
Schedule Today
The James A. Garfield School District is now taking reservations for Kindergarten registration for children that will turn age 5 before September 30, 2016. Registration will take place on Friday, March 18th, Monday, March 21st, and Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016. Please call the Elementary School office at 330-527-2184 to schedule an appointment.

Immunization Clinics
The Geauga County Health District offers walk-in immunization clinics for children and adolescents through age 18. Residents must present an immunization record as well as a primary insurance card. If your child doesn’t have insurance coverage, immunization are provided free of charge. Call 440-279-1900 for more information.

Eagles Fish Dinners
Through March 25
The Garrettsville Eagles will be hosting a fried fish dinner on Fridays beginning Feb. 12th thru Mar. 25th. Dinners will be served from 4 – 7:30 pm. Choice of fish, fish and shrimp combo or chicken strip. Meals include choice of baked potato or french fries, green beans, coleslaw or apple sauce, roll and butter. Meals are $9.00. Carryout available by calling 330-527-2330. Open to the public.

Garden Club Welcomes New Members
Fourth Weds. of Month
Silver Creek Garden Club welcomes new members. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month. Members enjoy speakers, gardening, visiting gardens and garden centers. If you are a lover of flora and fauna please goin us.. For more information all Barb @ 330-527-2802

Village Piecemakers Quilt Club
Third Tuesday of Month
Whether you are a new quilter or experienced all are welcome to learn, help another and share your passion for quilting. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at the Garrettsville Village Hall on High Street. For more information call Barb @ 330-527-2802

Garfield Hotstove Baseball Sign Ups
Feb. 11, 16, 18, 23
Hotstove Baseball sign ups will be held at the Garrettsville YMCA on Feb 11,16,18,23,and 25 from 6 to 7:30. We are looking to have an E/EE team this year also please sign up in Feburary. Prices are the same as last year T-ball $65, CP $75, and H,G and F $85.Kids from surrounding areas are also able to sign up if you do not have baseball available. Questions call Phil at 330-233-0419 or Colleen at 330-524-2807.

Lenten Fish Fry
Feb 12-March 25
Lenten fish fry at Newton Falls VFW every Friday during lent and Good Friday. Feb 12th-March 18th from 4-8pm and March 25th from 3-8pm. Dinner includes fried or baked fish, bread, and 3 sides of your choice. Cost is $9. Hosted by the Newton Falls Athletic Booster Club. Proceeds support the athletes. VFV Post 3332 is located at 433 Arlington Blvd. Takeout dinners available by calling 330-780-1986.

Youth Baseball/Softball Signups
Feb 13
The Newton Falls Youth Baseball/Softball League signups will be Feb 13th from 10-2. All signups will be held at the Newton Township Administrative Building, 4410 Newton Falls-Bailey Rd., Newton Falls.

Comedy Night
Feb 13
Comedy Night presented by The Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce will be Feb 13th at the Ravenna Elks Lodge, 776 N. Freedom St. Join us for an evening of laughs, dinner and fun. Tickets are $40, available at the Chamber office, Print & Sign Express, Hometown Bank, Portage Community Bank and The Ravenna Elks. 6pm social hour, 7pm dinner and 8-10 show time.

Spaghetti Dinner
Feb 13
Windham United Methodist Church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, February 13th , from 4:30 – 7:00pm. All you can eat, includes spaghetti with meat sauce, coleslaw, bread & butter, homemade dessert and beverage. Adults $8.00, Children 5-12 $4.00, under 5 free. Takeouts are available!

Hunters Education
Feb 13 & 20
Required before getting an Ohio hunting license, you must pass a hunter education course. Feb 13th and 20th from 9-5 at Garrettsville YMCA. To register call the Ohio Division of Wildlife: 1-800-282-3557. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a bagged lunch. Students must attend both sessions.

Monica Potter Anniversary Celebration
Feb 13
Join Monica and the team to celebrate their 1 year anniversary on Feb 13th from 10am-5pm. Festivities include: Fire and Ice Pizza Truck, complimentary candy bar, free blood pressure screening from 1-3pm, delicious cupcakes, cake and cake pops, door prizes and giveaways. MPH will be collecting donations of gently used or new boots, coats, hats, gloves and warm clothes for local families in need.

Free Lessons
Feb 14
Free lessons for bagpipes, tenor and bass drums. Sundays at Arms Trucking Co. (old Claridon school- back door) Begins at 4pm. Call ahead 440-682-0668 or info@geaugacountyhighlanders.com

Treat your Valentine to Pancakes
Feb 14
Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an AYCE Pancake Breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee on Feb 14th from 8am-1pm. The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon. The cost is $7 for Adults and $3 for Children 10 and under.

Valentine’s Day Breakfast
Feb 14
Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Newton Falls Post 3332 Valentine’s Day Breakfast Fundraiser – The public is welcome to join us Feb 14th from 8:30 to noon for breakfast with a special token of appreciation for your Valentine. We will be serving Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, Potatoes, Bacon, Sausage and Orange Juice, Coffee & Tea. The cost is $7.00 per person, children under 4 eat free. Breakfast will take place in our Banquet Hall at 433 Arlington Rd. Newton Falls. All proceeds to benefit local veterans and veterans programs.

Valentine’s Day Special Bingo
Feb 14
St. Michael will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Special Bingo on Feb 14th at 1:30pm. We will have a raffle table, 50/50, and a bakery raffle table. Please come out and support St. Michael Church! If you cannot attend, please consider donating a new, unused item for our raffle table. Contact Karen 330-326-2972 or Tricia 330-326-1230 for inquiries and donations.

Pancake Breakfast
Feb 14, 21, 28
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield pancake and sausage breakfast will be from 9-1:30 on Feb 14th, 21st and 28th at the Legion Home on Goodwin Street. Contact Ron 440-343-1478 for pricing.

Presque Isle Casino Trip
Feb 15
The Women’s Auxiliary of the Mantua Knights of Columbus Council #3766 is sponsoring a casino bus trip to Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, PA on Monday, February 15th. Cost is $40 per person and will include free play (amount to be determined). Contact Kathy Paroff at 616-723-3091 to reserve your seat. The group will depart from the K of C Hall, 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, Ohio, at 8:30 a.m. and will return by 6:00 p.m. There are plenty of seats available at this time, but it’s “first come, first served.” Proceeds from this event will go to help the less fortunate families in Portage County.

Garrettsville Youth Baseball Signups
Feb 15 – 17
Garrettsville Youth Baseball Signups for ages 4+ will be held February 15th, 16th and 17th from 6 to 8 pm at the Garrettsville Public Library. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate. If you are unable to attend signups or for additional information, please call 330-977-0191.

Tree City Carvers Monthly Meeting
Feb 16
The Tree City Carvers will meet on February 16 at 7:30 pm at Fred Fuller Park, Middlebury Rd., Kent. The meeting is free and open to the public! For more info call Larry Hurd; 330-297-7905

Windham Hot Stove Signups
Feb 17
Windham Hot Stove Baseball & Softball sign ups at Windham Town Hall will be Feb 17th from 5-7pm. Fees are to be paid at signups. There will be no late signups this year! Discounts for families with more than 2 kids playing. Contact Matt Hill 330-618-1040 for 2016 fees and questions.

FrogWatch USA
Feb 18
Are you interested in conservation? Become a citizen scientist and certified FrogWatch USA volunteer! Trainings will be held at the Hiram College James H. Barrow Field Station from 7-9pm on Feb 18th. You will learn about local amphibian calls and their habitats, and how to collect data from your own backyard to contribute to the national effort towards amphibian and wetland conservation. Cost is $5 per person. Questions? Email: frogwatch@hiram.edu.

USWA Monthly Meeting
Feb 18
The Retires of Local 2243 U.S.W.A. Copperweld Steel Co. S.O.A.R. Chapter 1-28-10 will have their regular monthly meeting on Feb 18th at 1pm at the Windsor House, 235 Champion Ave. East. Refreshments will be served.

Spaghetti Dinner
Feb 19
The Kiwanis of the Western Reserve will hold a spaghetti dinner on Feb 19th from 4:30-7pm at the Hiram Christian Church. Tickets are $7.00; children 8 and under are free. This dinner is co-sponsored by the Office of Community Service at Hiram College. Proceeds will help support its “Pack Shack” project. All are welcome. For more information, contact Sara Dowd (dowdsa@hiram.edu) or Carol Donley (donleycc@hiram.edu).

Spaghetti Dinner
Feb 20
All you can eat, indoors-only spaghetti dinner will be Feb 20th from 4-6pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge 507, 216 E. Main St. in West Farmington. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, pie, coffee and lemonade. Cost is $7 for adults, $4.50 for kids 5-12 and under 5 free. Take out available.

Oratory Competition
Feb 20
Atwood-Mauck Post 459 Burton-Middlefield, American Legion Oratory Competition will be Feb 20th from 11:30-4:30 at the Legion Home in Goodwin Street. Open to the public. Contact Skip 440-313-2095 for more information.

Cook of the Month at RFC
Feb 26
The polls show the January “cook of the month”, our own Tom, did an excellent job with all thumbs up. So now our “cook of the month” of February, Miss Wendelin from the First Baptist Church in Garrettsville, has to raise the bar. I’m told an amazing dinner is planned so come out and support Miss Wendelin and her team. Feb. 26th from 5-6:30 pm at the Renaissance Family Center.

Breakfast at Newton Falls UMC
Feb 27
The Newton Falls United Methodist Church will be having a pancake and sausage, and a sausage and gravy breakfast on Feb 27th from 9am-1pm. The church is located at 336 Ridge Rd in Newton Falls. Cost is $7 for Adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 8 and under 5 is free.

Portage Parks District Nominations
Feb 28
The 8th annual Portage Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner will be April 30th. The dinner steering committee is seeking nominations for potential awardees to be honored at this event. Nominations should include the nominee’s name and contact information, along with a paragraph describing their contribution to Portage County’s environmental conservation. Visit www.portageparkdistrict.org/news to download a nomination form. Send nominations in by Feb 28th to Portage Parks District, 705 Oakwood St, Suite G-04, Ravenna, OH 44266 or email ccraycroft@portageparkdistrict.org.

Newton Falls Blood Drive
Feb 29
Falls Home Remodeling is hosting a Blood Drive on Feb 29th from 1-6pm. Everyone who donates will receive a free gift, however you will be giving the best gift of all, the Gift of Life! Please come out and donate! Blood supply is dangerously low and you never know whose life you will be saving!!

Library Book Sale
March 5 & 6
Burton Public Library Friends’ of the Library Book Sale will be March 5th and 6th from 10am-3pm. Held in the second floor meeting room – if coming on Sunday, enter through the back door.

Fish Fry
March 11
Parkman Troop 4076 annual fish fry will be March 11th from 4:30-7pm at the Parkman Community House. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-10. Dessert available with donation. Silent auction. All proceeds benefit Parkman Troop 4076 BSA.

St. Patrick’s Day Reverse Raffle
March 12
St. Michael’s, Windham, celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a reverse raffle on March 12th at 6pm! A chance to win $500. Raffle, dinner and dance. $30 for one entry, one dinner or $50 for one entry, two dinners. Only 74 Entries for the Raffle will be sold. One entry will be auctioned off that evening. Advanced sales only! Contact: Tricia 330-326-1230, Karen 330-326-2972 or Tess 330-898-3254

BioBuddies: Rock Hounds
March 15, 22 & 29
Big rocks, little rocks. Smooth rocks, rough rocks. Fossil rocks and mossy rocks. All kids like rocks! Children ages 3-5 will explore rocks of all kinds as they learn about why they are different colors and shapes, and what creepy, crawly critters might live under rocks. Children will make rock collections, create pet rocks, sing rock songs and much more! Gather your young Rock Hounds and roll into the Hiram College Field Station for a fun learning experience. BioBuddies meets 2:00-3:30pm each day. Instruction provided by Matt Sorrick (Director of the Center for Science Education), and early childhood education students from Hiram College. Fee: $15. To register, call 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Casino Bus Trip
March 19
Windham Softball and Baseball casino bus trip to Presque Isle in Erie, PA will be March 19th. Bus leaves from Windham High School at 1:30pm, returning by 11pm. Cost is $40 per ticket, each person receives $25 free game play (must have driver’s license to receive), 50/50 and door prizes. All proceeds benefit the building of the baseball/softball field. Please contact Dawn Kilgore 216-406-0019 or Danny Burns 330-984-3016.

Oink & Squeal
March 19
Burton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 459 annual Oink & Squeal Chinese auction and ham raffle will be March 19th at the Burton American Legion Hall. 14052 Goodwin St., Burton. Doors open at 5pm, raffle starts at 7pm. Raffle prizes: 1st prize $200, 2nd prize $150 and 3rd prize $75. Plus 15 hams will be given away. Raffle tickets are $2 each, Chinese auction tickets are 25 cents each or 5 for $1 sold at event. Admission is a non-perishable food, bath, personal hygiene item or cash donation to be donated to the local food bank. All proceeds will fund our scholarship program and Girls State Sponsorships.

Hiram Community Trust Grants
Through April 1
The board of the Hiram Community Trust is soliciting funding proposals for creative, community-based projects that support a spirit of cooperation among Hiram, Hiram College, Garfield and Crestwood Schools. To obtain an application form and funding guidelines, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Chicken Dinner
April 2
The Newton Twp. Cemetery Association will be having a Baked Boneless Chicken Breast Dinner on April 2 from 4-6pm at the First Christian Church, 17 N. Center St., Newton Falls, OH. Menu also includes mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, bread, dessert, and drink. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Takeout’s available. Advance tickets only available from any Cemetery Association member or call Louanne at 330-872-1353.

Quarter Auction Fundraiser
April 9
Parents of Troop #124 will be holding a Quarter Auction Fundraiser on April 9 at the United Methodist Church on Ridge Road in Newton Falls, OH. Admission is $6 per person, doors open at 5pm and the auction begins 6pm. For tickets or more information call Louanne at 330-872-1353 or Teresa at 330-503-9388