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Newbury United Community Church, 14961 Auburn Road, will be hosting a fresh produce giveaway on July 12 from 9-11 a.m. The events will…

Free Fresh Produce

Newbury United Community Church, 14961 Auburn Road, will be hosting a fresh produce giveaway on July 12 from 9-11 a.m. The events will continue the second Saturday of each month through November.

Cleveland FoodBank provides the service to low income Geauga County residents. Please bring ID and bags.

Scrap Tire Collection

Troy Township will host its sixth annual scrap tire collection event July 26, from 8 am to noon. Tires will be collected in the parking lot behind the Community House located at 13950 Main Market Road.

Bring identification to verify Troy Township residency; IDs will be checked. Passenger vehicle and small truck/SUV tires only. No semi or tractor tires accepted. A maximum of eight tires per household. Tires must be off rims.

The event is made possible through a grant received from the Geauga Trumbull Waste Management District.

For information, call the township at 440-834-8614.

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 July 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.

Geauga Co. Tea Party

Phil Burress, president of Citizens for Community Values, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Geauga County Tea Party taking place at 7 p.m. July 17 at the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell Township.

Burress will discuss how to reach voters who are generally poorly informed about candidates and issues.

All concerned citizens are invited. Refreshments will be served.

Tri-County Coin Club

The Tri-County Coin Club will meet July 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.

Parkman Community Picnic

The Parkman Community picnic will be held July 19 from 5-8 p.m. at Overlook Park on State Route 168. Please bring a dish to share. The Chamber of Commerce will provide burgers, hot dogs, beverages, sno-cones, cotton candy, popcorn and paper products. There will be a bounce house for the kids as well as corn hole and carnival games.

The chamber is planning some Amish-Yankee baseball games. Anyone interested in playing should call Sandy at 440-548-5740.

Rummage Sale in Kirtland

Divine Word Church is holding a rummage sale at 8100 Eagle Road in Kirtland. Sale takes place July 10 and 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and July 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations may be brought to the church July 5-8. Call Olivia Ockuly at 440-256-1774 with any questions.

Conservative Forum Meets

The Geauga Conservative Forum will meet at 6 p.m. July 17 at Sunnybrook Preserve on Heath Road in Chester Township. A light supper will be served followed by a variety of speakers.

Featured speakers include: state Sen. John Eklund with a legislative update; Susan Daniels, private investigator; Dan Hromada with ACT! for America; and David Conte, NRA recruiter.

All are invited. For more information, call 440-552-4385.

VFW Chinese Auction

Chardon VFW Ladies Auxiliary will host a Chinese auction Aug. 9 from 12-3 p.m. at the VFW Post 6519, 752 Water St., located across from Sage’s Apples.

For information, call 440-285-3699.

Kids in the Creek

The 16th annual Kids in the Creek, an event in which people of all ages get to explore a river and its inhabitants, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon July 19 at West Geauga Commons, 14070 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. The event is sponsored by Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

Participants are invited to wade in the Chagrin River, catch creatures and identify them. Bring a towel, a change of clothes and a picnic lunch. Meet at the pavilion near the park entrance.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 440-528-4150.

WomenSafe Summer Dance

Friends of WomenSafe Summer Dance, a fund-raising event, will be held July 19 from 7-11 p.m. at the Bainbridge Township Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road. Event includes live music by Dr. Zoot and dance lessons donated by Will Craig and Lindsey Leonard.

There will be a Chinese auction and complimentary dessert provided by Whole Foods.

Purchase tickets for $15 per person before July 16 by calling 440-285-3741 or visiting Tickets at door are $30 per person.

Special thanks go to sponsors Preston Superstore, Kaczmarek Insurance, Bainbridge Swing Dance and Kenston Community Education.

Kelly Miller Circus

The Kiwanis Club of West Geauga is sponsoring two performances by The Kelly Miller Circus on July 18 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the West Geauga High School parking lot.

The public is welcome to come out Friday at 8 a.m. for a free viewing and guided tour of the circus as it sets up. A circus elephant will help erect the Big Top tent around 9 a.m.

Advance ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12 and are available at Discount Drug Mart locations in Chester Township, Bainbridge, Highland Heights and Mentor and at 10 West Salon in Chagrin Falls. Pay by cash or check. Tickets at the gate are $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12.

Kiwanis can provide tickets for residents of group homes and their caregivers as well as some children, thanks to the generosity of local businesses.

Cost is $100 to have a company banner displayed in the Big Top and a brief announcement made at the beginning of each show.

For information, call Bob Steinberg at 440-729-6244 or 440-823-8945.

Huntsburg Grange Concert

Huntsburg Grange 2541 is hosting a summer concert with the Forts Huntburg Band July 19 in the bandstand at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. The evening will include a bake sale, 50/50 raffle and international food. In case of rain, the concert will be held on the stage in the town hall. For more information call 440-636-5517.

Town Hall Discussion Set

Geauga County Democratic Women’s Caucus is sponsoring a town hall discussion, “Hope For Ohio,” on July 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bainbridge Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls. Discussion begins at 7 p.m.

Meet Sharen Neuhardt, candidate for lieutenant governor; Sen. Nina Turner, candidate for secretary of state; and Rep. Connie Pillich, candidate for state treasurer.

Refreshments served. Suggested donation is $15.

For more information or to RSVP, call Cris Takacs at 440-226-1051 or email

Civic Club Ox Roast

The third annual Community Ox Roast sponsored by the Bainbridge Civic Club will be held Aug. 2 from 12:30-6 p.m. at Centerville Mills Park on Crackel Road. Guests will be able to roam the 163-acre township park during the afternoon and enjoy field games, bounce house and waterfall tour.

Adult meals are $16 if purchased by July 27 and $20 thereafter. A child’s hot dog meal for youth 12 and under is $6.

To purchase tickets, call club members Jerry Moreno at 216-397-4681 or Chuck Hesse at 440-543-7425.

Proceeds support Food for Friends and high school scholarships.

Geauga Beekeepers Meet

The Geauga County Beekeepers Association will hold its annual picnic July 20 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Rookery, 12474 Heath Road, Chester Township.

Bring a dish to share along with eating utensils.

Discussion will be on things needed to do for the Great Geauga County Fair.

The public is welcome. There will be door prizes.

For more information, call Eleanor Spirka, secretary, at 440-968-3371.

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