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A free giveaway of clothing for the family, household items and holiday decorations will take place Thursday and Friday...

Free Clothing Giveaway

Sept. 8-10

A free giveaway of clothing for the family, household items and holiday decorations will take place Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 9-10 a.m. at Celebration Lutheran Church, 10621 Auburn Road in Chardon. The event is free to all.

GEL Breakfast

Sept. 8

University Hospitals Chief Executive Officer Thomas F. Zenty III will present “An Update on Healthcare: The Future is Closer Than You Think” at the next Geauga Economic Leadership (G.E.L.) breakfast at Kent State University at Geauga, 14111 Claridon Troy Road in Burton. Hear the most up-to-date information about the changing tides of healthcare and the impacts on business.

Breakfast and networking begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by the presentation from 8-9 a.m. Free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated.

G.E.L. Breakfasts are sponsored by Geauga Growth Partnership and Kent State University at Geauga.

For information or to register, contact Denise Milhollan at or Marcia Owen at

This ‘N’ That Rummage Sale

Sept. 8-9

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 11900 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township, will hold its annual This ‘n’ That Rummage Sale. Hours are Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit local and worldwide ministries as well as congregational needs.

Farmers’ Market Farm Tour

Sept. 9

The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market will sponsor its final farm tour to Maplestar Farm in Auburn. Maplestar has been in the Trethewey family since 1940 and produces organically certified produce.

Free transportation is available on an air-conditioned minibus that leaves the farmers’ market parking lot in South Russell at 1 p.m. The tours are free and approximately 90 minutes plus transportation time in duration.

Participants must preregister at the Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market or by calling Cheryl Hammon at 440-474-9885.

Lions Club Raffle

Sept. 9, 5 p.m. to midnight

The Chesterland Lions Club will host its annual Poor Man’s Raffle at SNPJ Hall, 10946 Heath Road, Kirtland. Join for a night of dinner, dancing and music.

Cost is $60 per couple and $40 for a single ticket. Ticket price includes drawing in the $500 prize raffle as well as roast beef and pork dinner as well as beer and wine and sideboards.

For information, call Mike Stark 440-666-5600 email or visit

Family Pride Comedy Night

Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m.

Stand Up for Family Pride Comedy Night takes place at Notre Dame Education Center, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon.

A fundraiser for Family Pride, a local nonprofit that provides counseling and support services for children and families in Geauga, Lake and Ashtabula counties, the event features Liz Russo and a second comedian, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, raffle and Chinese auction.

Tickets are on sale now for $25 each; call 440-286-1553 or visit

Pancake and Waffle Breakfast

Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to noon

St. Anselm Church, 12969 Chillicothe Road in Chester Township, is hosting its fifth annual pancake and waffle breakfast in Kelly Hall. Breakfast includes pancakes, waffles, hash browns and sausage.

Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-10 and $30 for families. All are welcome.

The church is accepting donations of hygiene items for the homeless in Geauga County during the pancake breakfast.

Woofstock 2017

Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rescue Village’s annual Woofstock festival and fundraiser will be held at Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field. Event features adoptable dogs, live music, kick off parade and best look contest, Cleveland Browns watch party, senior dog Olympics, dog games and contests, blessing of the animals, vendors and food trucks.

Registration is $25 for individuals 15 and older. Youth 14 and under are free

To register, visit


Sept. 11, 1-7 p.m.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. For more information, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit

Town Hall Sign Dedication

Sept. 11, 7 p.m.

Chester Township will be celebrating the completion of the new town hall sign, monument and flagpole and to offer remembrance to those who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2011. Please join for this event.

Candidates Night

Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m.

The Geauga County Tea Party will hold a candidates night at the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road, Russell Township.

The next election is Nov. 7. Learn who the candidates are for villages, townships and school boards, what the state issues are and which townships and school systems have tax increases on the ballot.

Genealogical Society Meets

Sept. 12, 7 p.m.

Wind, Strings & Ivory will present “Civil War in Song and Narrative” at the next meeting of the Geauga County Genealogical Society at Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon.

The program will begin immediately after the short business meeting.

The program is free and all are welcome. For more information, visit or email

Advanced Directives Workshops

Sept. 12 & 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

The Geauga County Bar Association is hosting a free two part informational workshop on health care powers of attorney and living will declarations the Chardon Senior Center, 12555 Ravenwood Drive in Chardon.

The Sept. 12 workshop will include a presentation by Geauga County Bar Association attorneys explaining the uses and law behind health care powers of attorney and living will declarations. A special guest from Hospice of the Western Reserve will discuss understanding hospice, palliative care and end of life issues. In addition, guest speaker Margie Wenz, a clinical ethicist at UH Regional, will discuss the ethical issues.

At the second part of the workshop on Sept. 19, Geauga County Bar Association attorneys will provide complimentary health care powers of attorney and living will declarations.

For more information, call the senior center at 440-279-2130.

Geauga Co. Airport Day

Sept. 16, 7-11 a.m.

The Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 5 will host its last fly-in of the summer at the Geauga County Airport, 15421 Old State Road in Middlefield.

An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be served from 7-11 a.m. Donation is $8 for adults and $4 for youth 2-11.

Free Young Eagle airplane rides will be offered to first time flyers ages 8-17 from 8-11 a.m. Parental permission is required.

The event features aircraft displays and demonstrations.

Admission and parking are free. Bring lawn chairs. Fly-in or drive in.

For more information, call Patty Fulop at 440-632-1884.

WG Kiwanis Community Recycling

Sept 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Save the date — and your recyclables. Kiwanis is again providing electronics and scrap metal recycling along with document shredding.

You have one more week to clean out your house, garage and filing cabinets of unwanted items and responsibly recycle them — anything electronic, anything metal and any documents containing sensitive information.

This is a community event, free to all, with no residency requirement, provided by the Kiwanis Club of West Geauga.

Anyone interested in joining Kiwanis or needing more details, contact Ken Mantey at, 440-729-2869 or visit

Village Peddler Festival

Sept. 16-17

The 36th annual Village Peddler Festival will be held on Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road in Kirtland.

Featuring more than 175 juried craftsmen and artisans, all items are crafted and made in the styles of Americana, traditional, country, contemporary and fine art.

Event includes food vendors, live folk music, gourmet market and free wagon rides, corn maze and children’s playground.

Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors over 60 and $5 for children ages 2-11. Children under 2 are free. Parking is free.

For more information, visit or call 440-503-8414.

Volunteer Open House

Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to noon

Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity is hosting a volunteer recruitment open house at Newbury ReStore 12180 Kinsman Road. Join for a continental breakfast and learn how to can make a difference in the community, meet new friends and help local families volunteering at Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity.

Reservations are required; call Julie Nagy at 440- 226-3000, ext. 101.

Discover the Hope

Sept. 21, 8 a.m. to noon

The Geauga County Family First Council along with several Geauga County social service groups will be hosting a discussion, “Discover the Hope: In Opiate Treatment and Recovery,” at St Mary’s Banquet Room, 401 North St., Chardon.

Target audience will be social service professionals, community leaders, first responders and safety center officials.

Keynote speaker will by Dr. Ted Parran, a leading expert on abuse, addiction and treatment. Local mental health experts will be sharing local resources in Geauga County and discussing what treatment looks like. Personal success stories will be shared by those in recovery.

WGHS Youth Soccer Night

Sept. 26, 5-9 p.m.

Youth soccer players are invited to view the boys soccer games versus coach Mario Gerhardt’s former team, Chagrin Falls, at the West Geauga High School stadium. The junior varsity game starts at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m.

Youth soccer players enter free by wearing their soccer jersey. Form a tunnel for the varsity players shortly before their game. Register near the main stadium entrance to enter the free prize raffle. Prizes will given away during halftime of the varsity game.

Get SepticSmart

Sept. 28, 6-7:30 p.m.

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District and Geauga Public Health will host a free SepticSmart program at the Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chester Township. Join for an informative presentation with Dave Sage, registered sanitarian with Geauga Public Health, to discuss how a home septic system works, how to maintain a home sewage treatment system and what to do when it appears to not be working properly.

Reservations by Sept. 25 are required due to limited seating. Call Gail Prunty at 440-834-1122 or email

Friends Of Red Tulip Fundraiser

Sept. 29, 5-10 p.m.

The Friends of the Red Tulip Project of Geauga is holding a benefit “Pas- ta with a Purpose” dinner, silent auction and Chinese auction at St. Mary’s Church Banquet Room to benefit the Red Tulip Project.

The mission of the Red Tulip Project (RTP) is to provide a sober, safe and smart environment for women on a path to independent living in Geauga County.

The Friends are seeking sponsors and donations for the auction. Sponsor names will be in the program and announced at the event.

Dinner tickets are $10 for adults 12 and older, $5 for children 4-11 and free for children 3 and under. Take out is available.

Call Luanne Dvorak at 440-796-6191, Becky Dvorak Camposo at 216-314-2194 or Julie Dvorak Porter at 440-897-1213 for sponsorship information, to donate items or for tickets.

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