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Parkman Congregational Church is holding its annual Trash and Treasure Sale July 31 to Aug. 1 at the church located at 18265…

Trash and Treasure Sale

Parkman Congregational Church is holding its annual Trash and Treasure Sale July 31 to Aug. 1 at the church located at 18265 Madison Road.

Hours are Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers enjoy half off specials Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and then everything is free from 12:30-3 p.m.

Breakfast and lunch will be available. Call the church office at 440-548-4829 for information.

Free Community Breakfast

The Men of Ledgewood Christian Church are hosting their free monthly community breakfast July 19 from 8-10:30 a.m. at 8261 Kinsman Road in Russell Township. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and beverages. Breakfast is open to the public.

GCRTA Annual Picnic

The Geauga County Retired Teachers’ Association will hold its annual picnic on Aug. 5 at Swine Creek Park’s Lake Side Shelter located at 15900 Hayes Road in Middlefield. Gathering time will begin at 11:15 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 11:30 a.m., and lunch at noon.

Please bring a dish to share and a place setting. Nancy Speck’s pulled pork sandwiches and beverages will be provided.

After the meal, the grant-in-aid recipients will be introduced and presented with their awards.

Call Nancy Speck at 440-286-3864 to RSVP. Guests are encouraged to bring a newly retired teacher, school personnel or another guest who may need a ride.

The association will be accepting donations of flour or kidney beans for The Geauga County Hunger Task Force, as well as school supplies for Geauga students.

If a ride from Geauga Transit is needed, call 440-285-2222 or 440-564-7131 ext. 5160 a week ahead of time to make a reservation.

Antique Power & Steam Show

The Historical Engine Society will be holding its 44th annual Antique Power and Steam Exhibition July 25-27 at Century Village Museum in Burton. On display will be demonstrations of various types of antique machinery, such as steam engines, stationary and portable gas engines, tractors, excavating and construction equipment, grain threshing, sawmilling, cars and trucks and blacksmithing.

There will also be a parade of machinery through downtown Burton Saturday and Sunday mornings, children’s rides on Murphy’s Railroad and open house tours of Century Village’s restored homes and shops.

Friday is a preview and setup day with reduced admission. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $2 Friday and $6 Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, call 440-669-2578 or 330-544-4438. The event is held in cooperation with the Geauga County Historical Society.

Emerald Rose Zucchini Festival

The third annual Zucchini Festival presented by the Emerald Rose Corp. will be held Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Chardon Square. Free and open to the public, the event features a variety of activities suited to the entire family, including games, crafters, raffle, food vendors and a pancake breakfast.

There will be a zucchini cook-off and growing and decorating contests, as well as the first annual Zucchini Idol talent contest Saturday afternoon. Auditions for the idol talent contest will be held Aug. 9 in the Chardon Library from noon to 4:30 p.m. Entry fee is $10.

Proceeds benefit the capital campaign for the Emerald Fields of Troy, a planned $4 million facility serving people impaired with mental disorders.

For a schedule of events and contest information or to become a vendor, visit or contact Joy Black at 440-376-5097. The vendor deadline is Aug. 10.

Meat and Cheese Raffle

The American Legion, Geauga County Council is holding a meat and cheese raffle July 26 at Newbury American Legion Post 663, 11008 Kinsman Road. Raffles start at 4:30 p.m. and continue every 10 minutes until all the fresh beef, pork, cheese and smokeys are gone.

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served in the pavilion.

For information, call 440-635-6390 or 440-313-2095. All proceeds go toward helping Geauga County veterans in need.

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

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.

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.

Kelly Miller Circus

Come one, come all to watch the Kelly Miller Circus July 18 at the West Geauga High School, 13401 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township.

At 8 a.m., the circus will be setting up and the public is welcome to come and watch the unloading of the equipment and the animals. The elephants help raise the Big Top and guided tours are given to let everyone take part in the excitement.

Performance times are 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. It is a two-hour show with clowns, aerialists, amazing feats of daring and coordination and performing animals. Bring the family for a spectacular show.

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. Tickets at the gate are $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12.

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

Apples and Autos Car Show

The Northern Chapter, Ohio Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America is sponsoring its annual Apples and Autos Car Show at Patterson Fruit Farm, 11414 Caves Road, Chester Township. This show, which originated at Alpine Valley, returned to Chester several years ago.

This event typically showcases more early cars, including those from the classic era of the 1920s and 1930s.

There will be 19 judged classes with awards for the first three places plus Best of Show, Children’s Choice, Chief Judge’s and the Patterson Fruit Farm awards.

Gates will open at 8 a.m., with cars on the field by 10 a.m. for judging. The awards ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available, as will trailer parking. Preregistration for show cars is $12 if received by Aug. 10 and $15 received later or at the gate. All occupants of show cars will be admitted free. Registration forms are available at Patterson Fruit Farm, NAPA and Federated Auto Parts.

Call Bob, 216-514-8840 or Bernie, 330-635-2784, for more information.

Solving Job Transition Challenges

Encore NEO (Northeast Ohio) is hosting a working group focused on understanding and addressing the challenges faced by those ages 50 and older in the career transition process.

The group meets from 8-9:30 a.m. every Monday at Chesterland Innovation Center, 12628 Chillicothe Road, Unit D in Chester Township.

For more information or to participate, contact Tim Lybarger at 440-729-2902.

Food Pantry Open

The Chester Christian Center A/G Church food pantry will be open to the community on July 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. The pantry is open to anyone who is in need of food. One does not need to be a member of the church to come to the pantry. Chester Christian Center A/G is located at 11815 Chillicothe Road in Chester Township.

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.

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.

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.

Food Drive July 18

The Chardon Kiwanis Club will be collecting donations for the Pilgrim Christian Church Food Pantry during the July 18 Concert in the Park on Chardon Square, from 7-9 p.m. Donations can be brought to the Log Cabin and may include non-perishable food items, toiletries and cash.

For more information on the Chardon Kiwanis Club, visit

Donations for Dogs

The Geauga County Dog Warden needs some dog food (canned and dry), bleach and hot dogs (to hide pills). They get in more than 700 dogs a year. Any unused flea or dog medications can be used.

For more information, stop by the Geauga County Dog Warden at 12513 Merritt Road in Chardon or call 440-286-8135. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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