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Newbury United Community Church will host a giveaway of fresh produce at the church located at 14916 Auburn Road…

Free fresh products

May 21, 9-11 a.m.

Newbury United Community Church will host a giveaway of fresh produce at the church located at 14916 Auburn Road.

Cleveland FoodBank provides service to low-income residents of Geauga County on the third Saturday of each month through October. Please bring ID and bags.

Community Rally for Integrity

May 21, 11 a.m.

Bainbridge Community United Church of Christ, Community Church of Chesterland, Federated Church’s Social Justice Advocacy Ministry, Geauga SOGI Support Network, and Honesty for Ohio Education Unite to Educate and Activate Community on Internal Bill 322, 327, 454, and 616 Threats .

Anyone interested in learning how these bills affect American history and society is invited to attend the Rally for Integrity and Justice in Education at Bainbridge Community United Church of Christ, 17751 Chillicothe Road, Bainbridge Township . For more information or to help with the rally, email [email protected]

Exhibition of arts, crafts and vendors

May 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Berkshire Tunebackers host a Back the Tunes summer arts, crafts and vendor show on the third Saturday of each month through September 17 at the Burton Village Circle.

Free entry. Proceeds benefit the Berkshire School District Music Department.
Email [email protected] for more information.

SNPJ Music festival and craft show

May 21, 11 a.m.

Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota (SNPJ) is hosting a music festival and craft show, rain or shine, at the SNPJ recreation grounds at 10946 Heath Road in Kirtland. The craft fair runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the music festival runs from noon to 10 p.m.

A fundraiser for the cultural preservation of Slovenian heritage, the event features 50 vendors, 16 polka bands, a dance floor, playground, games, food and drink.

Doors open at 11 a.m. Entrance fee is $15 or $10 in advance.

For more information, visit or call Don at 440-283-9373.

The Garden Club organizes a sale of plants

May 28, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Gates Mills Garden Club holds its annual plant sale at the club’s Esquire’s Cottage & Barn, 1280 Chagrin River Road, Gates Mills. Free entry.

The sale offers a wide variety of annuals, perennials, shrubs and herbs. The event will also feature a vintage shop with gently used gardening items for sale.

For more information, call 440-423-4555 or visit

FGP Explorer Series

June 4, 10:30 a.m.

Kayak with a Geauga Park District Naturalist to search for osprey and bald eagles at Headwaters Park, 13365 Old State Road in Huntsburg Township.

For more information, visit or call 440-564-1048.

Purse and Bake Party

June 4, 12 p.m.-2 p.m.

Friends of WomenSafe will be hosting their seventh annual Purse and Bake Party at Munson Township Hall, 12210 Auburn Road. Guests can enjoy brunch, a designer handbag raffle, bingo and a fun handbag swap.

Bring in a new or lightly used handbag with a $5 wrapped gift inside to participate in the handbag swap.

The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. All proceeds benefit WomenSafe, a shelter for victims of domestic violence.

Register online at or call 440-285-3741 by May 23.

Bikes and Hikes

June 5, 1-4 p.m.

Chardon Tomorrow and sponsoring community organizations host the first annual bikes and rides, rain or shine, at the new Park Avenue Trailhead, 320 Park Ave. at Chardon. Climb or hike the trail between 5th Avenue and the Mountain Run Trail.

Free bicycle helmets will be offered by the City of Chardon to the first 48 people. Children 12 and under are invited to decorate their bikes and join the parade. Learn about biking and hiking safety and trail etiquette.

The grand prize will be awarded at 3:30 p.m., including two bikes and a family pass for the Chardon swimming pool.

For more information, visit

CAGRT to meet

June 7, 11:15 a.m.

The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association will meet at Mary Yoder’s, 14743 North State St., Middlefield. The business meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a roast beef and turkey lunch at noon.

Randy Overbeck, former teacher, principal, superintendent, former president of ORTA and author of “The Haunted Shores Mysteries” will present a program called “Things Still Go Bump in the Night”. A 50/50 raffle and a free raffle will follow the program.

For reservations, send a check payable to GCRTA for $19 per person to Judy Miller, Treasurer, 17130 Kinsman Road, Middlefield, OH 44062 so that it arrives by May 30. Inform Judy of any dietary restrictions.

Bring paper goods or canned goods for Geauga County Employment and Family Services.

Membership in the GCRTA is open to any retired employee of the school.

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