Vacation Bible School will begin for three days, July 11 through 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. each day at Upper Room Ministries Church, located at 3090 S.R. 59, Ravenna. The theme is "The Fruit of the Spirit" for ages 6 to 10 and the community children are invited and welcome to come.

There will be arts and crafts, games, Bible story learning, music, food and activities each night. There is no cost for attendance. Call to register your child or children at 330-296-2178. Please leave a message if no answer.

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Mantua’s Art On The Hill & Wine Tasting Festival will take place on Saturday, July 14th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be fun for the whole family including artists and craftsmen, food vendors, demonstrations and children’s activities and much more!

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Vendors are needed for the annual "Community Outreach Day" at Upper Room Ministries, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The location will be on the church grounds located at 3090 S.R. 59, Ravenna. This is an outdoor event so if you have a tent, bring it for shade.

There will be vendors of various items such as: Avon, Origami Owl Jewelry, collectibles, small household items and others. Each vendor area includes a 6-foot table and two chairs in a 10-by-10-foot space for a small booth fee. For additional space, tables or chairs, or to reserve a booth space, call the church at 330-296-2178. Call to register to reserve a space and payment must be made no later than Friday, Aug. 10 but the earlier the better.

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Make sure to check out the free and low cost screenings offered at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna. The website is www.UHhospitals.org/Portage or you can call the Health Education Center at 330-297-2576.

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A blessed and happy birthday to all of these wonderful July people: Taylor M. Brown, Destiney Stevens, Barbara Smith, Tyra Ross, Eddie D. Harris, Jacob Walker, Kenneth Walker, Jonathan Richardson, Sandra Carter, Leah McKinney, Brandon Boone, Ali Burnett, Diamond Huff, Margaret Dowell, Jerimiah Butler, Jade Davis, Moniqua Smith, Darlene Balluh, Marcia Grair, Diana Starks, Pastor & Mrs. Boston, Michelle Cobbins, Kersten VanDusen, Nikki Roberts, Kesha McBee, David Williamson, Brittany Fortson, Jeremy Seeden, Linda Bozeman, Donna Terrentine, Nautica Calhoun, Jocelyn Fortson, Edna Hicks-Knight, Joan Stikes-Jenkins, Dajanae’ Holmes, Dominic Starks, Jarrod Crano and Mary Maske.

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News is always welcome and appreciated. Send news and information to: Mrs. Toni Brown-Harris, P.O. Box 1051, Ravenna, OH 44266 or by email at mrstoni@sbcglobal.net.