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! Come and play for a chance! You can’t win if you don’t play! Ticket sales begin at 6:00 pm. Games start at 7:00 pm. Please come and support St. Michael’s Church! We look forward to seeing you!

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 $9.00

People Tree 2015
People Tree is now getting ready for the Christmas Holiday; the barrels have been placed for your convenience at the Library, Middlefield Bank, Huntington Bank and Bay Window. If you are interested in being a bell ringer, please call Kim at 330-527-4873. The bell will be at IGA, Save-4 and Save-A-Lot. The bell money is our only fundraiser for the year. If you would like to adopt a child or a family please call Hallie at 330-527-4097.

Water Well Monitoring
Free Water Well Monitoring for November and December is cancelled, due to the busyness of this time of year. If anyone has an urgent need to get water tested contact Gwen Fischer at 330-569-7863 or concernedcitizensohio@gmail.com.

TRAINS, TRAINS, TRAINS
December
The 3rd Annual model train display in the North Bloomfield Town Hall will be open every Wednesday from 5-8 pm and every Saturday from 2-5 in December. More than 250 feet of track has been laid to showcase a winter village and a summer village. It’s an all new layout prepared by volunteer train crews. There will be refreshments and a Lego village. The 1893 town hall is on the east side of the North Bloomfield Park. Join us as the trains go round the track and back again.

Astronomy Night
Dec 11
Winter is a great time to look at the night sky and Friday night is a wonderful opportunity to learn about what you might see. Visit Hiram College for Astronomy Night, Dec 11th from 6:30-8:30pm as we journey through space in a portable planetarium and gaze at the stars and constellations. This is a fascinating and fun learning experience for the whole family! The planetarium and other astronomy activities will be inside Gerstacker Science Hall at the corner of Hayden and Dean Streets in Hiram. Also, dress for the weather because if the sky is clear, telescopes and stargazing will take place outdoors. This is a “come-when-you-can and leave-when-you-want” program. For more information, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
Dec 11
Portage Faith United Methodist Church invites kids of all ages to come see “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” on Friday, December 11. The movie starts at 6:30 pm. There will be treats and a visit from Santa Claus! Photo opportunities and memories to be made! This is a free event. Bring a blanket to lay on the floor or sit in the chairs provided. Portage Faith UMC is located at 9922 State Route 44, Mantua Ohio 44255.

Craft & Gift Sale
Dec 11 & 12
Craft and Gift Sale at Hiram Farm Living & Learning Community. Unique, hand-crafted holiday ornaments, decorations and gifts. Sale will be Dec 11th and 12th from 10-2. The Farm is located at 11543 Garfield Road, Hiram, OH.

Annual RFC Craft Show
Dec 11-12
6th Annual RFC Craft Show will be Dec 11th, 9-5 and Dec 12th, 9-5. Lots of vendors, numerous different items and baked goods.

Nine Lessons and Carols
Dec 12
The public is cordially invited to the Garrettsville United Methodist Church’s ceremony of Nine Lessons and Carols, to be offered at 7:00 p.m. on December 12 by the adult chancel choir. Readings throughout set the tone and inform the message. The musical selections to be presented range from a simple Advent prayer through Medieval-sounding plainsong to the triumphant announcement that “The glory of the Lord shall be revealed.” All are welcome and, like salvation, it’s free.

Breakfast with Santa
Dec 12
Breakfast with Santa will be Dec 12th at the Renaissance Family Center from 9-11am. Sponsored by Windham United Methodist Church.

Cookie Walk
Dec 12
Legacy Dog Rescue, a 501c3 non profit organization, will be holding a Cookie Walk on December 12, at Austintown Family Video, 4385 Kirk Rd., Austintown. 12 pm – 5pm. Mix and match homemade cookies, brownies, cupcakes, etc for only $5.00 a dozen!! Your holiday baking done the easy way. Please come out and support our efforts to help the abused, neglected and abandoned dogs of Trumbull & Mahoning County.

Gingerbread House Festival
Dec 12-Jan 2
Gingerbread House Festival at the Historic Johnson Home, 6203 Pioneer Trail, Hiram. Kickoff will be Dec 1th at 7pm. Village display open daily from Dec 12th-Jan 2nd, closed Christmas and New Year’s, Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 11:30am-5pm. Free admission enter your own, family or group creation in our First Annual Gingerbread House Village. Entries accepted from all ages beginning Dec 10th.

Breakfast Fundraiser
Dec 13
Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Newton Falls Post 3332 Breakfast Fundraiser. All proceeds to benefit local veterans and veterans programs. The public is welcome to join us December 13, 2015 from 8:30-noon. Cost is $7.00 per person, children under 4 eat free. We will be serving Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, Potatoes, Bacon, Sausage and Orange Juice, Coffee & Tea. Breakfast will take place in our Banquet Hall at 433 Arlington Rd. Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

Loaves and Fishes Meal
Dec 15
Covenant Bible Fellowship, 8146 High St., Garrettsville, would like to extend an invitation to join us for our monthly meal. December’s Menu includes Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Bread, and Gingerbread/Whipped Topping. Our meals are free to the public with no income restrictions. Our meal will take place on December 15th from 5:30-7pm. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at 330.527.4205. We look forward to serving you!

Tree City Carvers Meeting
Dec 15
Tree City Carvers will meet Dec 15th at 6pm at Fred Fuller Park on Middlebury Rd in Kent. This meeting is our annual Christmas Party. The meeting is open to the public. All who attend are expected to bring a covered dish to share or a small monetary donation when the “hat” is passed around. For more info call Larry Hurd at; 330-297-7905

Christmas Meal
Dec 18
God Provides a Free Christmas Meal on December 18th from 4-6 at Nelson United Methodist Church, 9367 St. Rt. 305. Dinner will include ham, parsley potatoes, corn, coleslaw, desert and roll.

Santa on a Fire Truck
Dec 19
Santa on a Fire truck will be Dec 19th at 5pm. The Hiram Fire Associations Christmas Santa Toy Delivery for Hiram Village and Hiram Township residents. Wrapped gifts must be at the Hiram Fire Department by Dec 18th. Name, complete address and phone number must be on each gift. For any questions, contact Capt. Gary Bott at 330-646-1951 or Hiram Fire Department at 330-569-9826.

Spaghetti Dinner
Dec 19
All-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner will be Dec 19th from 4-6pm at the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge 507 in West Farmington, OH. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, pie, coffee and lemonade. Donation of $7 for adults and $4.50 for kids 5-12.

The Reason For The Season
Dec 19 & 20
Come experience “the reason for the season”. Saturday December 19 and Sunday December 20 there will be a live Nativity Scene with carolers performing from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The Nativity will be at the town “square” in Mantua, the corner of S.R. 44 and Prospect St.

Under a Starry Sky
Dec 20
You are invited to the presentation of “Under a Starry Sky”, music by Lindsey and Jeff Bumgardener and the script written by Heidi Petak at the First Christian Church of God, 426 W. Broad St in Newton Falls. The musical play will be December 20th at 6pm. Refreshments to follow the service.

Special Delivery By Santa Thanks To Rotary!
Dec 23
Santa will again be making early deliveries to children in the Garrettsville-Hiram area courtesy of the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club. Gifts will be delivered the evening of Dec. 23rd. There is no cost for this service, but all donations received are given to the People Tree to help others in our area. Please drop your gifts at either The Business Works or MB Realty on Main Street in Garrettsville by Dec. 21st. Call 330-527-4415 for more information.

Film Review / Discussion
Dec 21
Garrettsville YMCA Active Older Adults 55+ invite you to join us at 8233 Park Ave, Garrettsville, OH for the FILM Review and Discussion Group on Dec 21st at 10:30am. Dr. J Patella will be offering the film “Death Makes LIFE Possible”. A film by Marilyn Schlitz & Deepak Chopra. If you are interested in a stimulating exchange of impressions and opinions please join us at the YMCA. The group meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 10:30am. Questions – call Phil at the YMCA (330)469-2044.

Portage Trail Walk
Dec 26
Come walk with the Portage Trail Walkers group on Dec 26th at 9am, starting at the Cleveland Rd. trailhead on the Portage Hike & Bike Trail. Park in the Portage Park District trailhead parking lot across from 480 Cleveland Rd. Ravenna, OH. Walk: Flat trail, asphalt paved, 5 Miles

Spaghetti Dinner
Jan 29
Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction to benefit Parkman Cub Scout Pack 4076 B.S.A. will be Jan 29th from 4:30-7:30 at the Parkman Community House on Rte. 422 in Parkman. Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids age 5-12, tickets at the door are $9 for adults and $6 for kids. Carryout will be available. For presale tickets contact Monique 216-337-2104 or Dan 440-781-7407.

waylandcommunitychurch@gmail.com for information and table reservations. Proceeds benefit the church building fund.

Clothing Giveaway
Oct 24
Mantua Center free clothing giveaway will be Oct 24th from 9-noon in the old Mantua Center School building. You will enter the back side of the building, go down the stairs, turn right into hallway. There will be signs to lead you to the correct place. Plenty of clothing will be available in all sizes and both genders.

Save the Date
Nov 7
Mark your calendar for a U.S.O. Dance at the Mantua Center School on Nov 7th. This is a joint project of the Mantua Historical Society and the U.S.O.

Chance Auction at Bristol Elementary
Nov 13
The Bristol Elementary sixth grade class will be holding its annual Chance Auction on Nov.13 in the elementary cafeteria. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and winners will be drawn at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $3.00 and includes 10 free regular auction tickets. All proceeds benefit the sixth grades’ annual spring trip to Washington, D.C. For more information contact the Bristol Elementary School at 330-889-2700. The school is located at 1845 State Route 88 just east of the intersection of State Routes 45 and 88.