A Shrove Tuesday dinner of pancakes and sausage will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Palmyra United Methodist Church, 3968 S.R. 225. Donations will be accepted and the dinner is open to the public.
Coleman Adult Day Services in Ravenna recently held its Monthly Developmental Disabled evening dance. An art show of works created by one of the participants, Lee Clark, was held prior to the dance. Clark has been attending Coleman Adult Day for 10 years.
Teens in grades six through 12 may attend an evening of artsy fun at Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna on at 6 p.m. Feb. 28. The library will provide the materials and inspiration; participants will bring their artistic eye to make fun crafts to take home.
If you have a piece of Freedom history, the Freedom Township Historical Society needs you. Our group is collecting photos, documents and memories about Freedom as part of our mission to preserve and protect our hometown's rich history.
By Amanda Garrett
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St. Paul Lutheran Church will continue to provide a free community dinner on the last Sunday of every month. Dinners will be served from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 170 N. Freedom St., Ravenna. The church is handicap accessible. The next dinner will be held on Feb.
The Portage County Retired Teachers Association is planning a trip to a performance of "Jesus Christ Superstar" at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at the Weathervane Theatre, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron. Tickets are $20 each. Dinner will be prior to the show at 5 p.m.
The Randolph Ladies Cemetery Association will hold its organizational meeting at 11 a.m. March 1 at the Randolph Senior Center. Members are asked to bring a dish to share -- dessert, beverages and tableware will be provided.
The College and Career Readiness/Adult Basic Literacy Education Program has classes available all year round, which include: Medical Readiness --- Prepare for the medical classroom with medical math, medical vocabulary, and soft skills.
SAN DIEGO -- A 2006 Theodore Roosevelt High School graduate and Kent native is serving in the U.S. Navy at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Petty Officer 3rd Class William Crossen Jr. serves as a hospital corpsman at the San Diego-based hospital.
By Kayla Good Navy Office Of Community Outreach
The Writers' Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna. The next meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at the library and is open to all writers and authors looking to learn new skills and have their work critiqued.
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The Kent Lions Club will host its 62nd annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5 at the Stanton Middle School Cafeteria, 1175 Hudson Road in Kent (behind Theodore Roosevelt High School).
Brimfield Lions Club recently welcomed three new members. From left, are sponsor Lion Bill Cook, new Lion Gary Pierce, new Lion Lynn DeLuca, Second Vice District Gov. Wayne Christin, sponsor Lion Mary Johnson, new Lion Darlene Mettler and sponsor Lion Mary Ridenour.
The Italian-American Society will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7p.m. March 2 at the club rooms, 644 S. Chestnut St., Ravenna. The meal is open to the public for $9 per person. Dinner includes spaghetti, homemade sauce and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and coffee.
The G.E. Retirees will meet at 9:30 a.m. March 3 at the English Pub Bistro, 320 E. Main St., Ravenna. The meeting is open to all General Electric Co. employees.
A spaghetti dinner will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 pm March 3 at the First Christian Church of Kent, 335 W. Main St., at Mantua Street. The cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children 4 to 10 and free for children younger than 4. Meatless sauce and carry-out orders will be available.
The Portage County Knife Collectors Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Charlestown Town Hall on Rock Spring Road. The theme for this month's meeting will be "Your Favorite Deer Hunting Knife." The club donated $200 to the Charlestown Fire Department through its funds.
Ravenna Garden Club is hosting craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 at The Portage County Gardeners' Center, 5154 S. Prospect St., Rootstown. Spaces are available at $20 for an 8-foot table. Call Pat Thomas at 330-297-0232 to reserve a space.
Farmers are the experts when it comes to enjoying the fruits of the land in the best way possible. Learn to eat like a farmer, and your taste buds will be sure to thank you later.
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The Music Boosters for Southeast Pirates will present "Swinging with my Baby" from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 24. The adult night out will be held at the Southeast High School Auditeria. Tickets are limited to 250 and cost $15 per person or $25 per couple.
The Auburn Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 5 at the fire house, 10950 E. Washington St., Auburn Township.