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Camp Invention

Register Today! Camp Invention will take place at JAG Elementary School June 26th - 30th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for students entering grades K - 6th grade next school year. If you are interested in having your child attend, contact Mr. Hatcher by emailing him at dhatcher@ or calling the school at 330-527-2184.

Vendors Wanted

Auburn Community Church will host an outdoor flea market Aug 5 from 9 a.m.-4 the church. Persons selling new items as well as used items are encouraged to participate. Spaces are 25 ft. wide and deep enough to park two regular-sized vehicles as well as vendor tables. Cost per space is $25.00. Food will be available. In the event of rain, the event will be held Aug 12. To reserve a space (s), send your check along with your name, address, email and/or phone # and whether selling new or used items to Auburn Community Church, 11076 Washington St. Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023. If any questions call Auburn Community Church 440-543-1402

Families Anonymous Meeting

Mondays Families Anonymous meetings for families dealing with drug addicted members meet every Monday from 7-8 pm at Coleman Behavioral Services Sue Hetrick Building, 3922 Lovers Lane/Loomis Parkway in Ravenna. For more info call Heather 330-569-4367 or Peggy 330-760-7670.

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 will be provided at no charge.


Every Tuesday ST AMBROSE CHURCH 10692 Freedom St. Garrettsville-- “Early bird” at 6:45p and first game at 7pm. Also featuring instant tickets, coverall jackpots, and other fun games. Doors open 5:45p.

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.

TOPS Meetings

Thursdays TOPS OH#1941, Ravenna meets Thursday mornings in the fellowship hall of the Maplewood Christian Church, 7300 State Route 88, Ravenna with weigh-in from 9-9:45 a.m. and a meeting/program following at 10:00 a.m. TOPS Club, Inc. is an affordable, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization.

Revival In The Country

Third Sat. of Month We wanted to invite ladies who want to be inspired to our group. It is called “Revival in the Country”. It is a ladies group that meets the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9 am to noon. Women from any walk of life are invited to come and join us. There is no church affliation required. We meet at the Cellar Door Coffee house 9 am to noon. There will be refreshments and, of course, coffee! Music and inspirational messages will be shared by local ladies.

84th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks

Through – May 21 Enjoy spring migrants return on bird walks led by experienced birders. Held Sundays, April 16 through May 21. Meet in parking lot at 7:30am, these locations: James H Barrow Field Station, 11305 Wheeler Rd., Hiram – 330/5272141, Aurora Sanctuary: Audubon Society of Cleveland Sanctuary, E. Pioneer Trail, Aurora – 216/337-2202. Novak Sanctuary: Audubon Society of Cleveland Sanctuary, Town Line Rd, Aurora – 440/5436399

Nature Camp at Hiram College

Register Today! Nature Camps are an exciting and enjoyable way for children ages 3-10 to explore and learn about nature. We get kids crawling, wading and sloshing through habitats in search of critters that live in hidden areas.





Camps run June 26-30 or July 31-August 4 for all ages. To register, contact Matt Sorrick at 330.569.6003, sorrickmw@ or visit www.hiram. edu/summerathiram.

if you are a woman in need of inspiration and encouragement. The meeting is free but you can give a love offering. There will be snacks and of course... great coffee.

Youth Art at Hiram College

Community EMS Assoc. Parade

Register Today! Art Camp is an exciting way to learn interesting and unique techniques while creating wonderful works of art. Join local art teacher, Libby Frato-Sweeney, for a week of Summer Youth Art July 10-14. Programs for ages 3-14 are included. Register at 330.569.6003, sorrickmw@ or visit www.hiram. edu/summerathiram.

Garfield Youth Football Signups

Register By May 31 Garfield Youth Football signups for the 2017 season will be held online this year. Please visit our NEW website at garrettsvilleyf for information. The payment fee of $100 plus $20 equipment deposit can be paid online too. If you do not have access to a computer please call Sarah at 216-4049191. The registration deadline is May 31st.

Grassroots Gardeners Plant Sale

May 19, 20 Perennials, Annuals, Herbs & more at the 12th Annual Plant Sale presented by Grassroots Community Gardeners held at the Nelson Community House on the Circle. Starting at $1, all proceeds benefit the beautification of local community gardens. If you need to make room, dig up a few of your plants and bring them along. We’ll be glad to find them good homes.

River Days Tours

May 20 Enjoy a guided tour on May 20th of the National Natural Landmark preserve, normally by permit only, and/or visit Ohio’s first scenic river preserve designated in 1986. Mantua Bog State Nature Preserve tour will meet 11am - Peck Rd and E. High St. The Tummonds Scenic River tour will meet 1:30pm at 4466 Mats Rd. More information call Adam 330/527-5118

Revival In The Country

May 20 Our ladies group will be meeting on May 20 from 9 am to noon. at the Cellar Door Coffeehouse in Garrettsville. Anyone can come! Come one and come all... the only requirement is

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May 20 Community EMS District will be holding their annual parade and open house on Saturday, May 20th. The parade will kick off at 12:00, ending at the station, where refreshments, bounce house, health fair and helicopter landing as well as a 50/50 raffle and the Chinese auction will be for all to enjoy.

Walleye Tournament

May 20 2017 Walleye Tournament hosted by the Pymatuning Lake Association will be held May 20, 2017. First Place is $500.00(three fish total weight) First Place single fish is $200.00 with 10 total prizes. Weigh-in and late registration(6am to 8am) is at the Espyville Boat Launch(south east side of causeway.) Entry Fee per team is $45.00($5.00 late fee.) Weigh-in ends at 3:00 pm. Registration forms and rules can found at www.pymatuninglake. com and at area tackle shops e-mail pymalakeassoc@gmail. com phone 724-418-1501 All proceeds benefit the fish habitat fund.

Treasure in the Trunk Fundraiser

May 20 The Appalachian Experience Team of St. Joseph’s in Mantua is hosting a Treasure in the Trunk fundraiser on Saturday, May 20, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the church parking lot (set-up at 7:00 a.m.). Reserve your spot for $20.00 (2 parking spaces = 1 spot) by May 15. There’ll also be a 50/50 raffle and concessions. All proceeds benefit the Appalachian Experience Team and are greatly appreciated. Questions? Contact Sean Fejes (330-221-6994 or sfejes24@ A flyer and registration form are available at appalachian-experience.

Mantua Farmers Market

May 20 & 27 The Mantua Farmers Market will sponsor a plant and miscellaneous sale on two Saturdays in May - May 20 and May 27. Hours are 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 10827 North Main Street, Mantua, OH. Check out the variety of plants for sale plus other interesting items. This is the fourth year our church has sponsored this market. Vendors are welcome for $5 per date. Money will be given to the church to help repay the loan for the handicapped entrance to the basement. Call Diane for more information at 330-274-2868.

Bike Blessing & Patriotic Service

May 21 Please join us for this special service for Rolling Thunder followed by a pot luck picnic at Hambden Township Park. Please bring a dish to pass. Burgers, Hot dogs and a

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Post 674 Ladies Aux. Meeting

May 21 Calling all members: Post #674 Windham Legion Post. Ladies Aux. will be having their May monthly meeting the 21st of this month at 1:00. Please try to attend. New members welcome. Get ready for Memorial Day. Hope to see you there.

Bike & Pedestrian Count Project

May 21 Help the Portage Park District count our trail users. Sign up to Volunteer at various trail sites in Portage County on May 21 from 2-4 pm. Contact us at admin@ or 330297-7728 to help out!

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May 21 The Military Service commitment program will be held at Atwood-Mauck Post 459 (Home) on Goodwin St, Burton. Sunday at 2:30pm, CBR: Skip at 440/313-2095 for info.

Foster/Adoptive Parent Meeting

Freedom Park Clean-up Day Rescheduled

May 21 The Hiram Historical Society welcomes Julaine Duffield and Laura Turner-Fratus to the Century House on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 3:00 PM. The topic will be “Mid-19th Century Gardens”, appropriate to the era of the house. For those who are interested, there will be a plant exchange. Come learn about historical gardens and bring any plants you may want to share. Hiram is a great place to be on a beautiful May afternoon!

Beekeepers Spring Field Day

May 21 The Portage County Beekeepers will be holding their spring field day event on May 21 at 1 pm. Bring your veil and a lawn chair. We will be looking at an established bee hive and a new bee hive. We will go over items in the new beekeeper’s

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May 21 New Hours for Shalersville Historical Society May 21 2pm-5pm.

May 21 Join us at Towner’s Woods for our second spring bird viewing program. Binoculars and field guides will be available for use. Warblers are out and about this time of year! Meet in the parking lot at Towner’s Woods 7:00-8:30pm.Towner’s Woods Park 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent,

Evening Bird Watching Program


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Shalersville Historical Society Hours

May 22 Consider becoming a foster and/or adoptive family for the Geauga County children who need and deserve your support. The agency will walk you through the process of becoming certified, providing support along the way. Geauga County Job and Family Services will be holding a public information meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Chardon Library, 110 East Park St, Chardon, Ohio. Please contact Jodi Miller to RSVP for the meeting, or to schedule a private information session. Jodi Miller 440-2851125 jodi.miller01@jfs.ohio. gov

“Families You Know, Names You Trust!”

Call or visit us

bucket and learn about queen rearing and grafting. Free and open to the public! Light refreshments served. This meeting will be at the home of Norm Mack, 8259 State Route 88, Ravenna, Ohio 44266. For more information, contact Mary Lovin, 330-325-3028.

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May 23 TheFreedomCommunity&Park Boosters have rescheduled the park clean-up day for Tuesday, May 23rd at 5:00 p.m. at the Freedom Community Park on State Route 700 and Streeter Rd. If you are interested in helping out please show up or give Tom Mesaros a call at 3330-245-6061.

Free Community Dinner

May 23 Free community dinner on May 23, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. while supplies last. Windham American Legion, 9960 Center Street. Everyone welcome!

Geauga Consumer Connection

May 24 On Wednesday, May 24, Geauga Consumer Connection at Sisters of Notre Dame 13000 Auburn Rd, Chardon. Local Businesses Expo, Free, Family-friendly, a chance to meet and talk with businesses, show specials, Raffles, Samples, Great Door Prizes and more. Annual Event Hosted by Burton, Chardon and Middlefield Chambers of Commerce. Contact Info: 440632-5705 Middlefield Chamber of Commerce.

RFC ‘Secret Cook’ Dinner

May 25 If you missed the secret cook last month, so sorry for you. So for the May 25th dinner at the Renaissance Family Center we are looking for a cook. He or she is out there somewhere, I will find them. Come see how we do, I dare you! The RFC dinner May 25, 5-6:30. Come see who we find.



Weekly VIllager - May 19, 2017  
Weekly VIllager - May 19, 2017