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Barn-Building

Hiram Farm Living and Learning Community is looking for volunteers to help out with construction of a new barn at the farm. Hours are Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 1:30 – 6. Hiram Farm is located south of  the corner of 700/82/305 in Hiram, OH.  All are welcome. For more information contact Yurcichel@my.hiram.edu

i-Pad Raffle

The James A. Garfield All Sports Boosters are selling tickets for a chance to win an i-Pad. Tickets are $5/each or 5 for $20. The drawing will be held on December 18th during the varsity girls’ basketball home game. Tickets can be obtained through any booster member or by calling Kerstin at (440) 548-2535. This would make a great Christmas gift!

Letter From Santa

Have your child receive that special letter and gift from Santa, send the following information to:

Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre

P.O. Box 541, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231, Attn: Santa’s Workshop

Enclosed your payment of $8.00 and please include the following: child’s name, age, address and sex of child.

All checks must be made payable to: Curtains up Theatre.

All letters will arrive to the children between December 12th and December 20, 2010. For more information contact Jackie at: 216-375-0709 or rinearson05@fronteir.com

Senior Lunch

Wednesdays

Seniors – young and old – are welcome to lunch on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Oct and Nov will be covered dish at noon at the Braceville United Methodist Church.

Child Advocates Needed

CASA (Child Appointed Special Advocates) for KIDS of Geauga County is recruiting volunteers to advocate for the “best interest” of abused and neglected children involved in the juvenile court. No particular background is required. You must be at least 25 years of age and have no criminal record. Couples may work together. 32 hours of pre-service training is provided. The next training sessions will be in March 2011. If you are interested, call Chris at (440) 279-1696. www.geaugacasa.org

Influenza Vaccinations

Fridays

The Geauga County Health District will offer seasonal influenza vaccinations on Friday mornings from 8:30-11am at 470 Center Street, Bldg. 8 in Chardon. No appt necessary and is available to anyone age 19 and older. The cost is $25. Traditional Medicare Part B, there is no charge. If you have any questions, please call the health department at (440) 279-1950.

Fish Dinner

Nov 5

The American Legion Post 459, 14052 Goodwin Street in Burton, will have an all-you-can-eat fish dinner on Nov 5th from 5-7pm. The cost is $8/adults and $5/children 10 and under.

Last Chance For Lions Sandwiches

Nov 5 & 6

Last chance to get delicious sausage sandwiches this season. The Windham Lions will hold their last summertime sandwich sale in the Sparkle Matket parking lot in Windham, November 5th and 6th  The menu consists of Italian sausage or steak sandwiches and soft drinks. Sandwiches are still only $ 3.50. Hours are 9am to 7pm on Friday, 9am to 2pm on Saturday. All profits will be used for sight related causes and local community needs.

Kent Trumbull Theatre

Nov 5, 6, 12 & 14

The Kent Trumbull Theatre, 4317 Mahoning Ave. NW, will present “Lee Blessing’s Independence” on Nov 5, 6, & 12 at 8pm and Nov 14 at 3pm. Tickets are $10/adults, $8/students and seniors, and $6/KSU students and staff. This show contains some adult themes. From more information, or to reserve tickets, call (330) 675-8887 or email trumbullboxoffice@kent.edu.

Roast Beef Dinner

Nov 6

A roast beef dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6th from 4-6:30pm at the West Farmington United Methodist Church. The cost is $7/adults, $3.50/students and free for ages 5 and under. Carryouts will be available.

Chinese Auction

Nov 6

The Kayla Irene Daniels Cure for Cancer Foundation will be hosting a Chinese Auction on Saturday, Nov 6th at the Parkman Community House located just east of  Parkman Center on State Route 422. Doors will open at 3pm and the auction will begin at 6pm. Come early to enjoy a ham and turkey dinner for $10. Auction items include a flat screen television, two round trip airline tickets, Disney tickets and more. For a listing of items visit www.kidscancerfoundation.org. Auction benefits Childhood Cancer Research. For more information call (330) 889-9600.

Parents Without Partners

Nov 6

Portage County Chapter of Parents Without Partners will hold their monthly dance on Nov 6th from 7:30-11:30pm at the Kent VFW, 500 VFW Parkway off Stow Road in Kent. The cost is $8/non-members and $6/members. For more information call Warrine at (330) 699-2361 or (330) 322-9559.

Annual Turkey Dinner

Nov 6

Pricetown United Methodist Church will host their annual turkey dinner on Saturday, November 6th from 4-7pm. This all you can eat buffet will be held at the Newton Falls High School, 907 Milton Blvd. The cost is $9/adults, $4/children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under.

Chinese Auction

Nov 6

New Mercies, 12767 Butternut Rd in Burton, will hold a Chinese auction on Saturday, Nov 6th. Doors open at 3pm, auction begins at 5pm. The cost is $6/admission or $5 with donation to food pantry. Food available for purchase. Two Browns Dog Pound Tickets and a $50 Cleats Card are among the items in the auction.

Historical Society Fundraiser

Nov 6

The Shalersville Historical Society will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Nov 6th from 4:30-7pm in the Shalersville Town Hall. The cost for a complete dinner with dessert and beverage is $7/adults, $4/ages 5-10 and free for ages 4 and under. The Museum will also be open from 2-6pm. The Walker, Hollenbeck and Corbett family will be recognized.

Annual Bazaar & Country Store

Nov 6

The Women’s Group at Portage Faith United Methodist Church, 9922 State Route 44 in Mantua, invites you to their Annual Bazaar & Country Store on Saturday, Nov 6th from 9am-3pm. Admission is free. Continental breakfast and light lunch will be available.

Chinese Auction Extravaganza

Nov 6

A Chinese Auction Extravaganza will be held  on Sat. Nov. 6th. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets pulled starting at 8pm. Hundreds of donations received so far. $5 donation for admission. Contact Julie Neal (216) 401-6646 for presale tickets  (former G-ville resident). Purchase in advance and receive 5 FREE bidding/raffle tickets at the door.

Concessions available; Cash Bar; DJ Freddie James.  Proceeds to benefit the 2011 March for Babies (March of Dimes) walking team – “It’s All About M.E.” and to establish a little foundation to help other families of infant loss (stillbirth and neonatal losses) “From M.E. to You” – botth groups in memory of my daughter, Mallory Elizabeth Neal who I lost at 34 weeks, unknown cause of Fetal Hydrops and Cystic Hygroma

Vietnam Today: A School-Aged Program

Nov 6

Hiram College History Professor Christopher Dewell will present an introduction to contemporary Vietnam in a program designed for school-aged children. This event will be held at noon at the Pierce Streetsboro Library. This is part of the Big Read Program. For more information, including a complete calendar of events, visit www.hiram.edu/bigread.

Labrae Craft Show

Nov 6

The 17th annual Labrae Craft Show, sponsored by the parents of Boy Scout Troop 8, will be held on Saturday, Nov 6th at the Bascom Elementary School, 1015 N. Leavitt Road in Leavittsburg from 10am to 4pm. Free parking and admission. For more information contact Bonnie at bdantelope@aol.com.

Breakfast

Nov 6

The American Legion Post 674 on Route 303 in Windham will host a sausage gravy and biscuit breakfast on Saturday, Nov 6th from 8-11am. The cost is $5/adults and free for children 5 and under.

Roast Beef Dinner

Nov 6

Join us for the last dinner for 2010 on Saturday, Nov 6th from 4-6:30pm at the West Farmington United Methodist Church for a roast beef dinner. The cost is $7/adults, $3.50/students and free for ages 5 and under. Carryouts will be available.

Depot Scotch Doubles

Nov 6

Spaces are still available for you to join in the Garrettsville Depot Reconstruction Project Scotch Doubles benefit on Saturday, Nov 6th at Sky Lane Bowling Alley at 9pm. The cost is $40/couple or $20/individual and includes 3 games, shoes, pizza, draft beer, coffee, and pop. To pre-register call Dave at (216) 780-9545 or stop in at Sky Lanes.

Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 6

The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County will host a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Nov 6th from 4-7pm at Ali Baba Grotto Grounds in Warren, Ohio. The cost is $7/adult, $4/children under 12 and free for children under 3. Carryouts are available, call (330) 240-5772.

Craft Show

Nov 6

The Bristol United Methodist Church, corners of routes 45 & 88 in the center of Bristolville, will host a craft show on Nov 6th from 9am-3pm. Tables are $15. To reserve a table or for more information call (330) 719-7184. Many gifts and crafts available.

Chinese Auction

Nov 7

The Windham Athletic Boosters will host a Chinese auction on Nov 7th at Windham High School. Doors will open at noon and ticket sales end at 1:45pm. Auction begins at 2pm.

Christmas Auction

Nov 7

The Warren Township Fire Department Station #47 Auxiliary will host the 12th annual Christmas auction on Sunday, Nov 7th at the Johnson Community Center, 800 Gillmer Road in Leavittsburg (off Rt. 5 by-pass at the West Market St. exit). Doors will open at 1pm and auction begins at 2pm. New merchandise including toys, tools, games, decorations and porcelain dolls are slated for auction by Auctioneer Marlin (Whitey) Ford. Proceeds to benefit the Volunteer Firefighters.

Backcountry Heron Hike

Nov 7

The Geauga Park District presents a Backcountry Heron Hike on Sunday, Nov 7th from 1-3pm at The Rookery in Munson Township.Registration is required for this free program. Dress for the weather and be ready for muddy, wet hiking conditions. Call (440) 286-9516 to register or for more information. www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

Southern Gospel Concert

Nov 7

A southern gospel music concert will be held on Nov 7th at 6pm at the First Church of God, 9016 N. Main Street in Windham. Charles Yeary of Ravenna and other singers will preform. All are welcome. A love offering will be taken. For more information call (330) 326-2293. www.windhamfirstchurchofgod.com

K of C All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Nov 7

Knights of Columbus Council

#3350 is having an ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT spaghetti dinner on Sunday November 7th at Saint Mary’s social hall from 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Dinner includes: Spaghetti, with or without meatballs, italian bread, salad, coffee or punch, and dessert.

Carry outs available.  Adults:$6.50;

Children:$3.00(6-11); Children:Free (5 & under); For any additional information please contact:

Tom Fetock (330)-872- 5886

Matt Stimac (330)-872-7865

Autumn Leaves Run

Nov 7

Northeast Running Club’s 27th annual Autumn Leaves Run will be held on Sunday, Nov 7th at 9am at Lake Metropark’s Farmpark in Kirtland. This unique 5-mile cross-country run takes place entirely within the Farmpark. $17 pre-registered or $20 day of the race. For more information visit www.northeastrunningclub.org/ or email meacta@hotmail.com with “Autumn Leaves” in subject.

Special Bingo

Nov 7

The Ladies Guild and Knights of Columbus of St. Michael’s Church in Windham are hosting a Special Bingo on Nov 7th beginning at 1:30pm. Paper bingo, gift & bakery raffles. No one under 18 permitted. 9736 E. Center Street in Windham.

Book Sale

Nov 8-12

The Friends of the Hiram College Library will host a book sale Nov 8th-12th from 8am to 5pm. Sale will be held in the lobby and racks will be replenished throughout the day. The cost is 50 cents per book.

Library Closed on Veterans Day

Nov 11

All branches of the Portage County District Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11th in observance of Veterans Day. They will resume regular operating hours on Friday, Nov. 12th. www.portagelibrary.org

Free Brunch

Nov 11

The Renaissance Family Center is having a free brunch on Nov 11th at 10am. Please call (330) 326-3003 just to let us know how many to cook for. Please bring your service pictures to add to our Veterans Memorial Wall. Let us remember those who made us free and those who keep us free.

Veterans Program

Nov 11

On behalf of the Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools, Superintendent Wilson cordially invites you to attend the Newton Falls Veterans’ Day Program in the High School auditorium on Nov 11th at 9am.

Community Dinner

Nov 11

A free community dinner will be served on Nov 11th at the Brick Chapel, 9003 N. Main St. in Windham, from 5-6pm, while supplies last. Dinner is provided by the Congregational UCC of Windham. Free dinners will be provided on the second Thursday of each month. No carryouts. For more information call (330) 326-3133.

Veterans’ Day Dinner

Nov 11

The American Legion Post 459, 14052 Goodwin Street in Burton, will host a Veterans’ Day Open House and Dinner on Nov 11th from 4:30-7pm. This event is FREE to all Veterans.

Rotary Silent Auction

Nov 11

Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary will be entertaining the public at their annual Silent Auction and Reverse Raffle coming up on Nov 11 at SugarBush Golf Course.  See any Rotarian for tickets and to make reservations for the dinner.  Many prizes and gift baskets will be offered for those who want to take a flyer with Lady Luck on this festive evening.  Proceeds from the evening will support Rotary in its local and worldwide activities.

J. A. Garfield Drama Presentation

Nov 12 & 13

James A. Garfield Drama presents “I Was a Teenage Chameleon”, a comedy in TWO acts by Eddie McPherson. Friday Nov 12 and Saturday Nov 13 at 7:30PM in the Iva Walker Auditorium. Tickets are $5/adults, $3/students & seniors, and free for children under age 10. This comedy is full of funny moments, but also symbolically delivers an important message to ALL teens and adults alike.

Santa Shoppe

Nov 13

Girl Scout Troop 1324 will host a Santa Shoppe on Nov 13th from 9am-3pm at the Claridon Town Hall, 13930 Mayfield Road (corner of Claridon-Troy Rd. and US 322). Admission is free. Stay for free door prizes. Visit with Santa from 10am-1pm. Refreshments available. There are many crafters and vendors to shop from.

After Prom Scotch Doubles

Nov 13

The J. A. Garfield Junior Class will sponsor their annual Scotch Doubles Bowling to raise funds for prom. Join in the fun on Saturday, Nov 13th from 5-8:30pm. The cost is $35/couple and includes bowling, shoes, pizza and pop. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and gift baskets/items will be raffled off.

Free Movie

Nov 13

Braceville United Methodist Church, 577 Park Drive in Braceville, will host a free movie, Time Changer, on Nov 13th at 6:30pm. You must see for yourself what happens in the future. For more information call (330) 898-5607.

Indoor Garage Sale

Nov 13

The First Church of God, 426 West Broad Street, Newton Falls, will host the annual indoor garage sale on Nov 13th from 8:30am-5pm in the fellowship hall. Homemade crafts, baked goods, clothing, furniture and more. Something for everyone.

4 C’s 2010 Craft Show

Nov 13

The 4 C’s food cupboard will host the 2010 Craft Show on Nov 13th from 9am-3pm at the Shalersville Town Hall on the corner of Rts. 44 and 303. Twenty-two crafters with a variety of unique items will be on display. Lunch will also be offered and includes homemade soups, chili, sandwiches, homemade pies and desserts. There will also be a quilt raffle and door prizes raffled throughout the day with a grand prize raffled at the end of the show (winner need not be present). For every non-perishable food item donated to the 4 C’s, a free raffle ticket will be given. Raffle tickets may also be purchased at the door. Please come and support the 4 C’s Food Cupboard.

Holiday Arts & Craft Show

Nov 13

St. John Parish, 36125 Aurora Road, will hold the 2nd annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, Nov 13th from 9am-3pm. Admission is free. For table rental information call (216) 570-8201.

Crafters/Vendors Needed

Nov 13

Claridon Girl Scout Troop 1324 is looking for crafters and vendors for its 5th annual Santa Shoppe to be held on Saturday, Nov 13th  from 9am-3pm at the Claridon Town Hall, corner of Rt. 322 & Claridon-Troy Rd. Tables are $15 each. For more information and/or reservations, please call Dolly at (440) 635-1173.

St. Anselm Christmas Boutique

Nov 13

St. Anselm’s Women’s Guild Christmas Boutique will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13th from 9am-4pm at the St. Anselm Church, 13013 Chillicothe Rd. in Chesterland. Anyone wishing vendor space may contact Karen at (440) 729-2476 or slovenianhome@hotmail.com. There will also be a snack bar, bake sale and raffles. $1 donation for admission enters you in the door prize drawing.

Two-Grand Dinner

Nov 13

The James A Garfield band boosters will host a Two-Grand Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 13th at 6pm at Sugarbush Golf Club. Join us for a reverse raffle/silent auction to benefit the Marching Pride uniform fund. Our current uniforms are over 27 years old! Tickets include dinner, chance at prizes and a grand prize of $2000. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $40/person. Call Judy at (330) 687-0630 or Laura at (330) 527-4341.

St. Joseph Christmas Boutique

Nov 14

St. Joseph’s Garden Club will host the 26th annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, Nov. 14th from 9:30am-4pm at St. Joseph’s Church, Hughes Hall, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. in Mantua. The boutique features handmade arts, crafts and needlework. Admission is free and there is ample parking. Door prize drawings will be held every half-hour. Food available all day.

Ice Age Program

Nov 14

Geauga Park District presents Ice Age Indians on Sunday, Nov 14th from 1-3pm at The West Woods Nature Center. Everyone school age and older is invited to join in this exploration of Paleo-Indian lifestyle with a dramatic survival game, caribou hunting simulation and bartering of essential materials.  Activities will be indoor/outdoor. Most will be wheelchair / stroller accessible on paved paths. For more information visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Pancake Breakfast

Nov 14

Hambden Grange #2482 is serving an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday, Nov 14th from 8am-1pm at 9778 Old State Road. The cost is $6/adults and $3/children ages 10 and under.

Appraisal Fair

Nov 14

The Nelson United Methodist Church is offering you a chance to see what Grandma’s old treasures are really worth! An appraisal fair will be held on Nov 14th from 1-4pm at the Community House on Nelson Circle with McGuire Auctioneers and Appraisers. Bring your treasures. There will be a dessert menu, coffee, and a bake sale.

Hiram Community Chorus

Nov 16

The Hiram Community Chorus (combined women’s and men’s choruses) have begun regular Tuesday rehearsals this fall term  from 7:30-9pm. The fall concert will take place on Tuesday, Nov 16th at 7:30pm in Frohring Recital Hall on the Hiram College Campus. New members are always welcome. To join, or for more information, please contact Damaris Peters-Pike at PikeDP@hiram.edu or Jose Gotera at GoteraJB@hiram.edu.

Parkman Historical Society

Nov 18

The Parkman Historical Society will host guest speaker Mrs. Mildred Weedon on Nov 18th at 7:30pm in the Parkman Community House on Route 422. Mrs. Weedon will speak about The Reservation Farm.

Feather & Squeal Party

Nov 20

The Mantua-Shalersville Firefighters Association will hold its annual “Feather and Squeal Party” on Saturday, Nov 20th at 7pm at the fire station, 10303 State Route 44. There will be turkeys, hams and door prizes raffled off and refreshments available. Everyone is invited to join in the fun. This annual fundraiser has been held every year since 1944. To donate, or if you have questions, please call (330) 274-3535.

Men’s Turkey Softball Tournament

Nov 20

Ravenna Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Men’s Turkey Softball Invitational one pitch double elimination tourney on Saturday, Nov. 20th.  The tourney is open to a maximum of 12 teams.  Registration is first come, first serve basis.  Cost per team is $120.00 with a guarantee of a minimum of 2 games.  Roster maximum per team is 12 players. Games will be played at Havre’s Woods Park and will begin play at 9 a.m.   The team registration and payment is due by Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010 to reserve a spot.  Invitational champs will receive t-shirts and the runner ups will receive a trophy. For information & registration stop in at Ravenna Parks & Recreation Department at 530 North Freedom St., or call (330) 296-2864 weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 pm.

Craft Fair/Bake Sale

Nov 20

The St. Ambrose Altar and Rosary Society’s 2nd annual craft fair/bake sale will be held on Saturday, Nov 20th from 9am-3pm. Tables are available for homemade crafts and food for only $15. Santa will visit from noon to 1pm. For more information, or to reserve your table, call Dolores at (330) 569-3454 or (216) 990-3588. St. Ambrose, 10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville.

Band Fruit Sale

Nov 30

The James A. Garfield High School Band will sell fruit from Nov 1st-30th. Orders will be delivered between Dec 12-18th. options for doorstep delivery available. Orders may be placed with any band student in grades 5-12 or contact Judy at (330) 687-0630 or the band directors at the high school

Home 44444 the Holidays

December

The Newton Falls Area Commerce Association will sponsor the 6th Annual Home 44444 the Holidays. A parade will be held on Saturday, December 4th. Registration will begin at 5pm in the old Andretti parking lot and parade will begin at 5:30pm. The Home 44444 the Holidays Festivities will be held at Newton Falls High School on Saturday, December 11th from 10am-4pm. Join in the fun — pictures with Santa, crafts, vendors, food, Chinese auctions and more! Visit the website at www.home44444theholidays.com for more information.

Actors Needed

Dec

The Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre is still looking for a few more adult actors for the production of “Miracle on 34th Street” which runs December 10, 11, 12 17 and 18. For more information contact Jackie at rinearson05@frontier.com.

Food Pantry Donations

Dec 4

Girl Scout Troop 751 will be collecting non-perishable goods for the 4C’s Food Pantry, serving the Crestwood community, on Saturday, Dec 4th at the Hiram Christian Church from 9am to noon. Help your neighbors this holiday season with a donation.