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Newbury American Legion Post 663 has a few vendor openings for its yearly community farmers market, which runs on Saturdays, June 21 through…

Farmers Market Openings

Newbury American Legion Post 663 has a few vendor openings for its yearly community farmers market, which runs on Saturdays, June 21 through Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fee is $5 per day for a space under a pavilion with a table. Acceptable items are garden produce, fresh bake goods, collectibles, curios, antiques and homemade crafts.

Call 440-567-9061 or email for information.

Cub Scout Fish Fry

Parkman Cub Scout Pack 4076 is hosting its annual fish fry dinner on Good Friday, April 18, from 4:30-7 p.m. at Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Road. Dine in or carry out. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 5-10 years. Alternate kid’s dinner is available.

Genealogy Society Meets

David Lintern will present “The 1880 Presidential Election of Garfield: The Front Porch Campaign” at the April 8 meeting of the Geauga County Genealogical Society.

The program will begin immediately after the 7 p.m. business meeting at the Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St. The program is free and open to all.

For more information, email

Corn Hole Tournament

Relay for Life of Chardon team C.H.A.I.R.S. II is sponsoring a two-person team double elimination corn hole tournament at the Chardon VFW Post 6519 on April 12 beginning at 3 p.m.

Entry fee is $20 for a two-person team. Only 24 teams will be accepted; cutoff date to sign up is April 6.

All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Chardon.

Call 440-667-3146 or email to enter.

Claridon Community Helps Dinner, Auction

Claridon Community Helps will be hosting a chicken dinner fundraiser April 5 at VFW Post 6519 in Chardon across from Sage’s Apples. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner being served at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 a person, with a cash bar available. A sweet treats Chinese and silent auction featuring cakes, pies, cookies and a few non-traditional sweets will be held.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Claridon Community Helps “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” at 440-321-5596.

Munson Easter Egg Hunt

Munson Township will hold its Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. April 19, rain or shine, at the township park, 12641 Bass Lake Road. The Easter bunny will arrive at 10 a.m. to greet the children.

Bring a basket or bag to collect the eggs, which will be turned in for a bag of goodies. Children will be divided into two age groups: 2 to 5 years and 6 to 9 years.

Call the township office at 440-286-9255 for more information.

St. Mary Fish Frys

St. Mary’s Church will be hosting its annual all-you-can-eat Lenten fish fry buffet from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent through April 11.

Pricing for dine in guests is $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Carryout pricing is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12.

The church is located at 401 North St. in Chardon. Call 440-286-8879 for more information.

Frack-Free Geauga

Frack-Free Geauga will meet April 15 from 7-8:45 p.m. at the Chardon Public Library. All are welcome.

Parkman Fish Frys

The community is invited to attend fish fry dinners April 4, 11 and 18 from 4:307 p.m. at the Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market.

Adult dinners are $9, dine in or take out. Alternate kid-friendly dinners will also be available for $5 each. Desserts will be available for an additional donation.

Dinners are sponsored alternately by Parkman Boy Scout Troop 76, Cub Scout Troop 4076 and Huskies’ Touchdown Club.

Pancakes at the Grange

Hambden Grange 2482 is serving an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with maple syrup, corn fritters, fruit, sausage, juice, cocoa and coffee on April 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Grange is located at 9778 Old State Road, Chardon.

The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

Czech Easter Bread

DTJ Taborville is selling the traditional Czech Easter bread by order only. Mazanec, or houska, is a sweet dough with golden raisins and almonds baked into a round loaf with a cross cut into the top.

Cost is $6.50 for a 2-pound loaf. Orders must be placed by April 11 and can be picked up April 13.

Call 440-543-8494 to place orders.

Boy Scout Pasta Dinner

Boy Scout Troop 101 of Auburn Township is hosting its annual pasta dinner and silent auction on May 17 from 5-8 p.m. at Centerville Mills, 8558 Crackel Road Bainbridge. To-go containers will be available.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Scout or at the door the night of the event. Tickets are $7 in advance for adults or $8 at the door. Tickets for children 10 and under are $5 in advance and at the door. Call Andrea Eshelman at 216-554-1249 for more information.

Money raised will be used to purchase camping equipment and to defray costs for Boy Scout summer camp.

Cordial Connections

Spring is just around the corner and so are some new friends.

Cordial Connections provides the opportunity for single seniors 50 and older to meet new people and enjoy a variety of activities.

Call Gayle at 440-953-4469 for more information.

DTJ Taborville Dinner

DTJ Taborville is serving a chicken and chicken paprikash dinner April 13, from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $ 12 per person; child’s dinner is $6.

Music will be provided by Frank Moravcik from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Czech beer will be available at the bar.

Reservations due by April 10. For reservations and more information, call 440-543-8494.

DTJ Taborville is located at the corner of Quinn and Bartholomew roads in Auburn Township.

Chardon VFW Pancakes

Chardon VFW 6519 is hosting an all-you-can-eat plain, blueberry and apple pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon April 6. Breakfasts will continue every Sunday through April 20 and are open to the public.

The VFW is located at 752 Water St. across from Sage’s Apples. For information, call 440-285-3699.

Tri-County Coin Club

The Tri-County Coin Club will meet April 10 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 11519 Wilson Mills Road in Chardon. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 7:15 p.m. and a 50-plus-lot coin auction, door prizes, coin displays, raffle and 50/50 drawing.

Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month and are free and open to all.

For more information, call 440-564-7142.

Benefit Raffle

Knights of Columbus 3304 is sponsoring a raffle to benefit St. Mary and St. Helen churches. There are 24 chances to win with two cash prizes awarded each month.

Winners will be announced the second Wednesday of each month at St. Helen Bingo. Ticket entitles the holder to participate in the 12 monthly drawings and is eligible to win every month for the year August 2014-2015.

Proceeds benefit St. Helen picnic and St. Mary baptismal font.

Tickets are $50. Make checks payable to K of C 3304.

Call Bill Molnar at 440-554-6097 or Diane Lionti at 440-804-4175.

Chardon Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Chardon Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce, Chardon Square Association and Chardon Tomorrow will take place April 19 on Chardon Square.

The event begins with a pancake breakfast at Pilgrim Christian Church from 8-11 a.m. Price is $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and includes a picture with the Easter bunny.

The hunt, which is free to children 8 and under, will begin at 10 a.m. Children are asked to bring their own baskets. After the hunt photos will be available with the Easter bunny for $5.

For more information, call 440-273-3077 or visit

Low Cost Spay/Neuter

Rescue Village and PetFix Northeast Ohio have teamed up to help stop pet overpopulation by offering low cost spay/neuter for cats and dogs to low income families and individuals; qualifications apply. One does not have to live in Geauga County to use the clinic.

A clinic will take place April 30 at Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Road in Russell Township. Fees vary by animal’s gender and weight, but range is from $35 to $80.

To register, call 440-338-4819, ext. 14.

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