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Grief Support Group
Sundays
Grief Group meets every Sunday at 3 pm. The meetings are held at Garrettsville United Methodist Church and last about 1 – 1 ½ hours. Everyone is welcome. For questions you can call the church at 330-527-2055.

Men on Mondays
Mondays
Men on Mondays, a men’s Bible study, is held every Monday from 6:45 – 8 pm at the Cellar Door Coffee Shop in Garrettsville. Coffee and pastry provided at no charge.

4F’s: Everyone Welcome
2nd Monday of Month
Please join us for an afternoon of 4F’s (Fun, Food, Fellowship & Faith) on the 2nd Monday of every month from 12:30pm to 2pm at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave. This FREE event is open to everyone! For questions or additional information, please call the church office at 330-527-2055.

Loaves And Fishes Free Community Meals
3rd Monday of Month
Meals served 3rd Monday of every month at Christ Lutheran Church 10827 Main Street, Mantua, OH between 5:00-6:30 pm. All are welcome!

Wing Night At The Eagles Club
Every Tuesday
Every Tuesday: 60 cent wings with purchase of a beverage– Open to public 5:00- 8:00. The Eagles Club is located at 8149 Water Street.

BINGO
Every Tuesday
St. Ambrose Church 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville– Early bird at 6:45pm and first game at 7pm. Also featuring instant tickets, coverall jackpots, and other fun games. Doors open 5:45pm. Great refreshments!

Start Talking Portage
4th Tuesday of Month
Start Talking Portage is a group of public and community partners who work together as a team to help fight the drug epidemic. We have a new location for our monthly meeting – Ravenna Library, 167 East Main Street, Ravenna Ohio in the Carlin room. Come and see what we are all about! Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of each month, 6- 8 pm.

Senior Lunches
Tues – Fridays
Welcome seniors! Come and enjoy hot, nutritious lunches at the Farmington Senior Center, 150 College St., West Farmington. Lunches are served Tuesdays through Fridays (except the 3rd Tuesday of the month) and cost $2. Please call ahead by three days for lunches – 330-889-2733.

Recovery after Suicide Loss Support Group
Last Weds of Month
If you or someone you know has lost a loved one to suicide, we invite you to attend a free monthly support group to find acceptance, information, and inspiration. The support group meets the last Wednesday of each month at the Kent Free Library located at 312 W. Main Street, Kent from 6:30-8pm. The group is sponsored by the Portage County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County. For more information call 330.673.1756 ext 201.

BINGO At St Michael’s
Every Thursday
St. Michael’s Church Weekly Bingo at 7pm every Thursday at 9736 East Center Street Windham, OH 44288.

Senior Center Corn Hole Sessions
Fridays
The Portage County Senior Center is continuing their Corn Hole session each Friday morning. They start playing at 10 and usually wrap up by 11:30. The game is played indoors and there are always lots of laughs, while also getting a little exercise. Seniors are welcome to join in on any Friday. For more information on this or other activities, the Senior Center can be reached at 330-297-3456, and they are located at 705 Oakwood St. (Floor G) in Ravenna.

Fish Dinners
Fridays
Friday fish dinners at the American Legion Post #674, 9960 E. Center St. Windham. Serving from 4-7 pm carryout available. Fish, chicken or shrimp dinners $10; combo $12. Open to public.

Portage Senior Citizens Opportunities
Weekdays
The Portage County Senior Center, located at 705 Oakwood St., in Ravenna has many daily opportunities for local seniors to enjoy. On any given day, you can enjoy, bingo, Tai Chi, educational programs, art class, corn hole, cards & dominos with friends, and they even have a pool table. They serve lunch daily (by reservation) and are open M-F from 9-3. If you would like more information you may call them at 330-297-3456.

Dandelion Detectives
Call Today!
Calling all 3rd-7th graders!!! We need Dandelion Detectives!The James H. Barrow Biological Field Station is looking for citizen scientists to do a project with the Ohio State University. If you have 5 hours this summer to observe insects on dandelions, do weed surveys and download some data, please contact Jane O’Brien at obrienjs@hiram.edu or 330.338.4218. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the project and an opportunity to meet with OSU entomologists

Volunteers Needed
Call Today
The Phyllis Zumkehr Portage County Clothing Center, which is located at 3377 State Route 59, Ravenna, is looking for volunteers to help with sorting, hanging and stocking clothing and helping customers. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.If you are interested in volunteering, contact Veronica Williamson at 330-819-9760 or email fourwildwinds@yahoo.com.

Hiram Community Band Rehearsals
Hiram Community Band is looking for participants for 2019! Rehearsals are on June 12 (W), 20 (Th) and July 1 (M) from 7-9 at Frohring Hall at Hiram College, with performance at 4PM on the 4th of July. It’s OK if you have to miss one rehearsal. We particularly need woodwinds, French horns and percussion, but anyone who can play a band instrument and can read music is welcome. Contact Jeffrey Quick at jaq@case.edu

Donate Your Handbags For Auction
Accepting your NEW or GENTLY USED DESIGNER HANDBAGS for Freeway’s Greyt Escape’s Retired Handbags for Retired Greyhound Auction. Event held at Sugar Bush Golf Club on July 31st, 6:30 PM. Please call Diana at 239-470-6429 to arrange pick up/drop off.

Seeing the Light in Art (Hiram Field Station Camp)
June 13 & 14
Thursday and Friday, June 13-14, 2019 10:00 a.m.-noon Children ages 6-10 will learn about the use of light in art and incorporate its use as they create nature-themed art. They’ll work with acrylic paint, watercolors, oil pastels and more. Cost is $25. To register, contact Jane O’Brien at obrienjs@hiram.edu or 330.338.4218. The camp will be held at the Hiram Field Station, 11305 Wheeler Rd., Garrettsville.

Rummage Sale
June 13-15
Our Rummage sale is almost here and it’s going to be fun! Set up June 10th-12th, 9am-3pm, at Christ Covenant Church, 16406 Kinsman Rd Middlefield, OH 44062.Please come and join us.
Sale dates are June 13th, 9am-3pm, June 14th, 9am-3pm, and June 15th, 9am-noon. Donations are so welcome! Please call Darlene Artman at 440-543-8684

Rummage Sale & Hot Rod Show
June 15
The Hiram Recreation and Park Board will be holding their annual rummage sale along with the Hiram Hotrod Car Show located near Gerstacker Hall on June 15 from 9am – 2pm.

Edinburg Township Community Yard Sales
June 15
On June 15th, Edinburg Township Portage County will be holding a Community Yard sale as part of the Township Bicentennial Celebration Events. Over 20 households are participating. Maps for each home are available for a small donation at 4081 Rock Spring Road, Edinburg United Church table top sale, Edinburg Township table. Bicentennial pins and Shirts are also available. 9am to 3 pm
“NUCS” Workshop
June 15
On Saturday, June 15, from 2-5 pm Portage County Beekeepers will be giving a workshop to teach you how to make your apiary sustainable by making and using “Nucs”. Learn how to grow your bee yard by making your own nucs! Space is limited and you must register and pay at https://sites.google.com/site/portagecountybeekeepers/the For further information, please contact Mary Lovin at 330-325-3028.

Hiram Police Hot Rod Car Show
June 15
Join us on June 15 from 9 am – 2 pm for the Hiram police Hot Rod Car Show to benefit the Shop With A Cop program. Show will be held on Hayden/Dean Streets. No registration fee. Food, music, pet adoption and family fun! Questions contact Rick Patrick at 330.687.9637

Fathers Day Breakfast
June 16
ALA will be hosting a Fathers Day breakfast to be held at Post #674, 9960 E. Center Street, Windham on June 16 from 8 am – 11 am . Men members eat free. All others $7. For more information call 330-326-3188.

Free Community Meals
June 17
Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 North Main Street, Mantua, will be sponsoring their Free Community Meals on Monday, June 17 from 5 – 6:30 pm. Please come and enjoy a delicious meal and an opportunity to visit with friends. Look forward to seeing you. The Meals are held the third Monday of every month. For info call the Church at 330-274-2849.

Portage County Republican Women’s Club Meets
June 17
The Portage County Republican Women’s Club will meet on Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at Mi Rancho, 4914 S. Prospect Street, Ravenna, OH 44266. Our speakers Donya Buchanan, Director of Domestic Violence & Visitation Services and Amy Kelly, MA, CFLE, Outreach/Volunteer Services Coordinator from the Safer Futures, the only domestic violence shelter and resource center in Portage County. Please bring supplies and items that will go to the Portage County Senior Center this month. There will be a Fajitas Buffet with beans and rice available for $15.00. Cash only no credit cards accepted. Please RSVP as soon as possible 234 817-9553.

Full Moon Hike
June 17
Monday, June 17, 2019 9:00 p.m.
Listen to the Seneca legend about the June full moon, take a hike in the light of the moon and roast marshmallows on the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station’s new patio.Wear comfortable shoes, bring bug spray and enjoy the evening beauty of the Field Station. No registration necessary. For more information, contact Jane O’Brien at 330.338.4218 or obrienjs@hiram.edu

Hero Central VBS
June 17-21
Ravenna 1st Church of the Nazarene – HERO CENTRAL VBS 2019. HELP US TO REACH & SURPASS OUR GOAL OF 50 CHILDREN !!! Invite Your Friends – Family – Neighborhood Kids. Monday, June 17th – Friday, June 21st, 6:00pm – 8:30pm. FREE TO ALL CHILDREN Ages 3 (potty trained) – Grade 6 (entering fall 2019) Music – Games – Stories – Crafts – Meal – Free T-Shirt Pre-Register: http://www.ravenna-nazarene.com/vbs_online_registration

International Make Music Day
June 21
Did you know that June 21, day of the Summer Solstice is also “International Make Music Day” all over the world. Burton Public Library 14588 W.Park St. has graciously decided to take part in this celebration of music byhosting a music event in their lovely outside garden. Free to all music lovers. Bring your instrument, play or sing along. Come and enjoy all day entertainment in the reading garden from 10-6.Hands on instructions for kids on how to make instruments at 2:30, in case of rain, inside, call 440-834-4466 or visit us at Burtonlibrary.org

Lunch & Learn
June 21
The Portage County Senior Center will be holding their monthly Lunch & Learn event on Friday, June 21st at 11:30. Traditionally, the Alzheimer’s Assn. has encouraged activities around the “Longest Day” to promote reflection on this terrible disease. So in the spirit of helping find a cure, this month’s topic is “Dimentia, starting the conversation” and will be presented by Hospice of the Western Reserve. The lunch is provided by Arbors at Streetsboro. There is no cost but space will fill up quickly, so you’ll need to reserve your spot by calling 330-297-3456. The senior center is located at 705 Oakwood St. (Floor G) in Ravenna and is open to all seniors 60 and up.

Family Night at the Field Station
June 21
Join us Friday, June 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the JHB Field Station at 11305 Wheeler Rd., Garrettsville for an outdoor game night. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to play outdoor games for all ages. Bring a water bottle and lots of energy! No registration is necessary, and the game night will be canceled in the event of rain.

Community Volunteer Day
June 22
Join land managers, Rick Tolan and Emliss Ricks, on June 22, from 10:00 a.m.-noon at the JHB Field Station at 11305 Wheeler Rd., Garrettsville to do trail maintenance and repair. Wear work clothes, gloves and sturdy shoes, and bring along insect spray. No registration necessary. We’ll meet at the main entrance parking lot at 10 a.m. to review the plan.

Buckeye Martinfest
June 22
The 16th Annual Buckeye Martinfest will take place on Saturday, June 22nd from 1-4 pm. Location is the Portage Lakes area, Purple Martin Capital of Ohio, at the North Reservoir Boat Launch Ramp, 803 State Mill Road off Rt. 93 (Manchester Road). Visitors will learn about Purple Martins, have the opportunity to feed the birds, to hold them and see the birds banded, see babies in their nests, visit tents set up by other community groups, play games, and so much more. This is a FREE family oriented community event for all ages. For more information contact Kay Lukac, Tel.: 330-283-5771

Do You Know Your Renters’ Rights?
June 26
The Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc. will present a program for renters regarding tenant rights at the Garrettsville Library on Wednesday, June 26 at 5:30 pm. Topics will include: Repair issues, illegal entry, security deposits, notice requirements, lease terminations, and evictions. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Please call 330-527-4378 for more information.

Garrettsville Cemetery Association Meeting
June 26
The Garrettsville Cemetery Association will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, June 26, at 6:30 pm at the Historical Society building. The change of date is so that it does not conflict with Garfield Historic Society’s Cemetery Summer Series which will be held the third Wednesday of June, July, August and September, at a different cemetery each month.

Friends Of Melana Memorial Run/Walk
June 30
Friends of Melana Memorial Run/Walk at Garrettsville Summerfest. June 30, 2019 at 9am. The cost is $25/runner or $15/walker. Registration is being done online at gopherarun.com or in person the day of race. Race will start at the flashing light in downtown Garrettsville. For more information one may contact Douglas Paroff at 330.351.3507 or email at dparoff@yahoo.com with 5K race in subject. One may also contact Diana Morris at 330.310.0429 or email at be4him.oh@sbcglobal.net

Headwaters Adventure Race
July 13
RUN, PEDAL and PADDLE for trails and watershed conservation! Run 2 miles on the Headwaters Trail; Bike 10 miles on rural roads past scenic landscapes; Paddle 5 miles on the Upper Cuyahoga Scenic River. Participants can race SOLO or on a TEAM. Race registration rates: Individual with kayak rental – $59; Individual without rental (SAVE $10!) – $49
Team (teams must be in canoe together-only one rental needed) – $69; Special rates are available for students! Race Starts at 8 a.m., Packet pick up and registration from 6:45-7:45 a.m. More info at Portage Park District 330-297-7728 or portageparkdistrict.org.