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Mix 97.1 serves Northeast Ohio and Northwest PA by airing events for local non-profits in a limited rotation.

1st Annual N.E. Ohio Delta Waterfowl Banquet

Join us on Saturday, January 28th for an evening of fun, food and prizes. Event is held at Saybrook Banquet Center at 3116 N. Bend Road. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets include dinner and full open bar! Youth tickets are $20, single adults $60, Couple tickets $90, Table of 8 $300 and Sponsorship $500. For more details call Zack at 440-228-1075 or visit http://deltawaterfowl.org/ne-ohio-chapter-ashtabula-oh/ for more.

FREE HEALTH FAIR

Please Join Messiah Lutheran Church for a free health fair on Tuesday, January, 31st. Free screenings and assessments with light lunch provided.

Noon-4pm

Messiah Lutheran Church 615 Prospect Road, Ashtabula, Ohio. 44004

440-992-9392

BREAK THE SILENCE — ONE BILLON RISING

Homesafe along with Octavia Yates, Teen Coordinator at the Ashtabula County YMCA and G.O. Community Development Corp., will be hosting a community event, BREAK THE SILENCE—ONE BILLON RISING. A call to action to bring attention to the escalation of violence and exploitation of women. On Tuesday, February 28 at 5pm in the G.O. gym, we call everyone to take action in our local community. To use dance as a form of protest that takes place in our community with other activists, with people of all abilities, demanding justice and systematic changes against violence. Join us to rise up together for change and equality.

The One Billion Rising 2017 Campaign means we are rising in solidarity against the exploitation of women. 1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face.  We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

Breaking the Silence:  Risings are community led and determined events.  Communities gather together to witness the power of holding space for testimonials, determined to make sure no other girl has to endure that type of violence in her community again.

We invite men and boys to support the call to end violence against women and girls, reminding their communities that this is not only a women’s issue and that its impact can be felt by pledging to live in a non-violent community together.

Please join us Tuesday, February 28 at 5PM to listen to inspirational speakers, learn about community services available to help, and dance to rise together for change in our community.

Homesafe, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit community agency, committed to breaking the cycle of violence in Ashtabula County and its surrounding areas through the provision of emergency and non-emergency services. Our mission is to assure greater awareness of the problems of domestic violence and abuse through the education and empowerment of individuals, families, and the community.


 Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine

Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine. Join the Painesville Baptist Church on February 10th, for a prom for individuals with developmental disabilities age 14 and older. Music, karaoke, photos, limos, hair and make up stations, crowns and tiaras, corsages and boutonnieres are all provided at no cost. A complimentary dinner will be provided by Chic Fil A. A sensory room will be available as well as room for parents to stay on site with live video feed of the dance. Register today. Each guest will receive a swag gift from the Tim Tebow foundation.

http://www.painesvillebaptistchurch.org/nts

 

Benefit for Jerry Hazeltine

Join Bottom Line Sports Lounge in Conneaut on Saturday, February 11th to raise money for our friend Jerry Hazeltine who needs our help paying for medical costs after an operation left him with a colostomy bag for the next several months. Spaghetti dinner is $5 and begins at 5pm. All dinner proceeds help Jerry and part of beer sales will be donated.

Call Jean at 440-344-6834 to make a donation or for more information.

Caturday Night Fever

Join us for a night of food, fun, and felines! Mentor Community Cats is hosting “Caturday Night Fever” at Two Bucks Eastlake on January 28, 2017, from 7 to 10 pm. Your $30 ticket includes salad, wings, a mac and cheese bar, chips and salsa, fresh fruit and veggies, and desserts – as well as a complimentary selection of wine, beer, and mixed drinks!

While you’re there, don’t forget to try your luck at one of our fabulous raffle baskets. Attendees will automatically be entered to win door prizes.

Vegetarian and vegan options are available. All proceeds benefit the stray and feral cats within our community. Please call 440-973-6867 or email mentorcommunitycats@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to purchase tickets. We hope to see you there!

**our EIN number if you need it is 364720994. Feel free to call and discuss. Thanks!**

 

 Hospice of the Western Reserve Volunteer Education Series

Hospice of the Western Reserve is seeking volunteers to assist in private residences, nursing homes, assisted living communities, our three Hospice House locations, and hospital settings. As a vital part of Hospice of the Western Reserve’s team, volunteers come from all walks of life and have a variety of skills, talents and abilities. Opportunities to serve are diverse: visit patients and families to provide companionship, socialization, and comfort; help with legacy work, transportation, light housework, and meal preparation; run errands; make phone calls; help with clerical work; attend health fairs; make presentations. Volunteers with specialized professional qualifications and training are also needed: attorneys, licensed hair dressers, massotherapists, pet therapy dogs and their handlers.

The next series of volunteer classes will be held at New Hope Ministries, 1441 Lander Road, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124, on Saturdays, February 4 and 11, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Non-clinical volunteers attend only the first four hours on February 4, while most other volunteers attend all classes. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, call the volunteer team at 216.255.9090. It is required to wait 12 months after experiencing a significant loss before volunteering directly with patients.

Hospice of the Western Reserve Hosts Warehouse Sale

Save the Date: February 17-18, 2017, Hospice of the Western Reserve Warehouse Sale

The next sale is scheduled for Friday, February 17, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, February 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Hospice of the Western Reserve Headquarters, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland. Whether it’s sprucing up a home, staging a property, locating a “like new” desk for a student, or finding a dining room table large enough for holiday gatherings, Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Warehouse Sale is the place to be to find gently used home furnishings, accents and accessory pieces—all priced at a fraction of their original retail prices!

In addition to furniture, framed artwork and lamps, the selection often includes matching sets of fine china, glassware, antiques, collectibles and one-of-a-kind treasures. The proceeds not only support seriously ill patients and their families, but veterans in need of specialized care, grief and trauma counseling in schools and other community-based programs provided by the nonprofit agency throughout northern Ohio. Cash and major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, and Discover) are accepted for payment (no checks). Ample parking is available in the Hospice of the Western Reserve parking lot. (Follow the “Warehouse Sale” signs upon arrival at the agency’s site.)

Donations of Furniture and Household Goods Sought for Sale

Donations of furniture and household goods are still actively being sought. Furniture items will be previewed by volunteers prior to acceptance for donation; tax receipts will be provided. Arrangements can be made to pick up large furniture or fragile donations free of charge from some locations in northern Ohio. (Donations to help defray the cost of movers are greatly appreciated.) Those interested in contributing items for the sale should contact the Warehouse Sale Team at 216.255.9090.

NOTE: The agency is unable to accept bedding, books, clothing, cribs and car seats, small electronics, small and major appliances, medical supplies, sporting goods, children’s toys and games, computers and related hardware, mattresses and box springs, televisions and stuffed animals.

Hospice of the Western Reserve warehouse sales will be held periodically throughout the year. To receive notice of upcoming sales, send an email to: warehousesale@hospicewr.org, or visit hospicewr.org/warehousesale for a schedule. For a list of upcoming sales, visit www.hospicewr.org/cleveland-resale-shop.

AARP Driver Safety Program

The upcoming session of the AARP Driver Safety Program is scheduled for Tuesday March 21, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ashtabula Senior Center, 4148 Main Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio

The Ashtabula Senior Center is proud to co-sponsor this Program with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). The AARP Driver Safety Program was developed by AARP in 1979. This program is a driver refresher course especially designed to meet the needs of older drivers. It covers such issues as: age – related physical changes, declining perceptual skills, local driving problems, license renewal requirements, and much more.

Dave Zimmerman, an AARP instructor, will be teaching the course at the Ashtabula Senior Center. He looks forward to “reminding seniors of the skills and techniques that they may have once learned,” and to “give them an update on the rules of the road.”

Class size is limited to the first 15 seniors (age 55 and above) who register. AARP charges $20.00 for the program; however, AARP members who bring their AARP cards will ONLY be charged $15.00 per person. You need not be an AARP member to take the course. Participants who successfully complete the program may be eligible for a reduction in automobile insurance premiums, consult your agent for details.

Lisa Bruckman, Director of the Ashtabula Senior encourages everyone who is eligible to take this opportunity to enhance their driving skills. With more and more vehicles on the roads each year it benefits even the most experienced driver to periodically refresh their driving habits so that they can enhance not only their own safety, but the safety of those with whom they share the road.”

Bruckman states, “This course benefits our entire community, not just the participating senior. I hope that this will be the first of many class and we’re proud to be part of this valuable community service.”

Bruckman recommends anyone who wants to register or needs additional information about the program to call the Ashtabula Senior Center at

(440) 998-6750.

First United Church of Christ

A historic building is in crisis. The Austinburg First United Church of Christ is in desperate need of repair. At the base of the steeple is a built in copper gutter and unbeknown it has been leaking and water has been coming down in between the bricks. There is some significant masonry damage at the base of the steeple due to freezing and thawing. The copper gutter needs to be replaced and also some rotted wood gutter replaced.  Because this damage is so high up in the air it will be costly to repair. The church is in need of $50,000 for repairs.

The church organization was formed by the founding fathers of Austinburg in 1801 and was the first church organized in the Connecticut Western Reserve. Our current historic building was built in 1875-76 and the steeple has since served as a landmark and symbol of hope in our rural landscape. Your donation will help restore the steeple to its former glory.

https://www.gofundme.com/sosaustinburgucc

Donate your Vehicle

You can donate blood, volunteer and fund disaster relief for the American Red Cross. Now you can help by donating your car too. Donating your car is easy, and can make a difference in someone’s life. Proceeds go toward supporting the mission of the Red Cross: preventing and relieving suffering for people everyday.Fill out the online donation formhttp://www.redcross.org/support/donating-fundraising/donations/vehicle-donation-program

Lake Health Volunteers

Lake Health is seeking volunteers to drive a new electric golf cart to shuttle patients, and visitors at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord from the parking lot to all entrances of the Medical Center and Physician’s Pavilion. The golf cart shuttle was purchased by a generous donation from the Lake Health Auxiliary. Volunteer shifts are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 12 noon to 4 p.m. The days and number of shifts volunteers choose to work is optional. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older, have a current valid Ohio driver’s license, complete volunteer requirements and training. Limited openings, call Volunteers Services Department at 440-354-1665. In Addition, Lake Health is seeking volunteers in the following areas: administration reception desk, emergency department, gift shop, information desk, patient room service, patient transport, patient registration, patient visitation, pastoral care, pet therapy, Stephen Ministers, and surgical desk. Applicants must be at least 14 years old to volunteer. For more information call Volunteer Services Department at TriPoint Medical Center 440-354-1665 or West Medical Center 440-953-6049.

Contact: Loretta Kruse
Director of Volunteer Services for Lake Health
TriPoint Medical Center
7590 Auburn Road
Concord, Ohio 44077
440-354-1665

Hospice of the Western Reserve Volunteer Education Series

Hospice of the Western Reserve is seeking volunteers to assist in private residences, nursing homes, assisted living communities, our three Hospice House locations, and hospital settings. As a vital part of Hospice of the Western Reserve’s team, volunteers come from all walks of life and have a variety of skills, talents and abilities. Opportunities to serve are diverse: visit patients and families to provide companionship, socialization, and comfort; help with legacy work, transportation, light housework, and meal preparation; run errands; make phone calls; help with clerical work; attend health fairs; make presentations. Volunteers with specialized professional qualifications and training are also needed: attorneys, licensed hair dressers, massotherapists, pet therapy dogs and their handlers.

The next series of volunteer classes will be held at Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland 44119, on Mondays and Thursdays, March 20, 23, 27 and 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Non-clinical volunteers attend only the first four hours on March 20, while most other volunteers attend all classes. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, call the volunteer team at 216.255.9090. It is required to wait 12 months after experiencing a significant loss before volunteering directly with patients.