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Join the Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market winter market every other Saturday starting Jan. 13 at Lowe's Greenhouse, 16540 Chillicothe Road, Bainbridge Township...

Geauga Farmers’ Winter Market

Jan. 13, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join the Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market winter market every other Saturday starting Jan. 13 at Lowe’s Greenhouse, 16540 Chillicothe Road, Bainbridge Township.

Warm up in the greenhouse with coffee and samples, and pick up farm fresh meats, vegetables, fruit and maple syrup.

Local artisans will provide handmade soaps, teas, aromatherapy, jams, fresh bakery and more.

Get details and keep up to date on specials at


Jan. 16, 3-7 p.m.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at Anytime Fitness, 8009 Mayfield 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 the Red Cross website online at

Geauga County Tea Party

Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m.

The Geauga County Tea Party will meet at the Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chester Township. Meet the candidates for GCTP president and vice president, Tom Niewulis and Scott Andrews.

Following the election of officers, Judy K. Zamlen-Spotts, outreach community coordinator for the Department of External Affairs, Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Medical Center, will discuss the many health benefits available to veterans, some of which that may not be widely known. She will also answer questions from the audience and meet with anyone who may have questions about a specific issue.

Dems Lean in on Immigration Reform

Jan. 18

The Geauga County Democratic Party will host its monthly spaghetti dinner served with a hot topic at the Geauga County Democratic Headquarters and Social Hall located at 12420 Kinsman Road, Newbury. The after dinner topic of discussion will be “Lean in on Immigration Reform.”

Join local community members in a conversation with regional immigration advocates Victoria Chavez-Kruse, Rita Danks and Kathy Flora. Get informed on issues impacting immigrant communities regarding civil rights violations, overreach and the inhumane tearing apart of local families. Learn how to be part of making change in immigration policy.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. for networking, followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. and the hot topic at 7 p.m.

Additional parking is available on the far eastern side of the plaza. For more information, email or call 440-836-4060.

CV Herb Society Meets

Jan. 19, 12:30 p.m.

The Chagrin Valley Herb Society will meet at the Bainbridge Library. Following refreshments and a business meeting, the group will participate in a stenciling workshop.

Guests and prospective members are welcomed to attend. RSVP to

To learn more about the group, visit or leave contact information at the Bainbridge Library circulation desk.

Free Breakfast

Jan. 20, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

The men of Ledgewood Christian Church are hosting their free monthly community breakfast at the church located at 8261 Kinsman Road in Russell Township.

The menu includes pancakes, sausage, salmon patties, juice, coffee and tea. Ample parking is available in front and to the rear of the church building. All are welcome.

Burns Dinner and Dance

Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m.

The Scottish Heritage Association of Northeast Ohio will hold the 259th Robert Burns Dinner and Dance at the Villa Croatia Party Center, 34900 Lake Shore Blvd. in Eastlake.

Tickets are $45 per person and $20 for children under age 12 and include dinner, dancing and entertainment by Lochaber Pipe Band, Great Lakes Pipe Band, Willoughby-based Celtic band Plaid Sabbath and the Jenny May School of Highland Dance. There will also be Scottish Old Time Dancing throughout the evening to the band Celtic Rush.

Tickets will not be sold after Jan. 13. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. A 10 percent discount will be offered to active SHANO members and to purchasers of complete tables of eight, nine or 10 seats. Payment must accompany ticket orders. To pay by credit card, call Lynne May at 440-442-2147.

Checks should be made payable to SHANO and mailed with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Burns Committee, P.O. Box 21431, South Euclid, OH 44121. For more information, visit

An Evening of Wine

Jan. 20, 7-10 p.m.

The West Geauga Lacrosse Club is holding a wine tasting evening at Chuck’s Fine Wines, 23 Bell St., Chagrin Falls, with all proceeds going to support the West Geauga Schools lacrosse program.

Middle school lacrosse is open to seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls, and lacrosse is a varsity school sport at WGHS.

Tickets are $30 each. For more information, email

Family First Council

Jan. 22, 2 p.m.

Geauga Family First Council will meet at the Geauga County Job and Family Services building located on 12480 Ravenna Road in Chardon. Meetings are open to the public.

For more information, please contact Nancy Seelbach, Geauga Family First Council coordinator, at 440-285-1201.

Beginning Beekeeping Class

March 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ashtabula County Beekeepers Association is sponsoring a beginning beekeeping class at the OSU Extension Building located at 39 Wall Street, Jefferson. Topics include knowing the equipment, installing bees, hive management and much more.

Light lunch and course book provided. Cost is $15 per person.

To register, call Sharon at 440-576-8818 or email at More information is available on the Ashtabula County Beekeepers Association Facebook event page.

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