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DTJ Chicken and Duck DinnerDTJ Taborville is having a chicken and duck dinner July 27 from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $12 for an…

DTJ Chicken and Duck Dinner

DTJ Taborville is having a chicken and duck dinner July 27 from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $12 for an adult dinner and $6 for a children’s chicken dinner. A half duck dinner is $17. Dinner includes dumplings, sauerkraut, a homemade doughnut and coffee. Czech beer is available at the bar.

The Vojan Singing Society, a Czech group that performs many of the favorites from the Old Country in the Czech language, will present a singing program at 2 p.m. Music for dancing will be provided by Frank Moravcik from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Reservations are necessary by calling 440-543-8494. DTJ Taborville is located at the corner of Quinn and Bartholomew roads in Auburn Township.

Hutter Open House

Hutter Performance Center, 12550 GAR Hwy. in Hambden Township, will hold its annual open house on July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be chassis dyno demonstrations, cruise-ins and refreshments.

Raising the Roof at Rescue Village

Geauga Humane Society is set to expand the Rescue Village shelter and clinic. Come and celebrate the official groundbreaking for the Raising the Roof to Save More Lives building campaign on Aug. 5 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Road in Russell Township.

All who attend will have the opportunity to put a personal message in the time capsule, see the outline of the new space, dedicate a scoopful of earth to help animals or take a tour of the current facility. Simple refreshments will be available.

For more information about the project or to make a donation, visit

For more information, call 440-338-4819 ext. 50.

Outdoor Flea Market

The annual Munson Township Outdoor Flea Market will be held Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Munson Township Park, 12641 Bass Lake Road.

Browse for a special treasure or rent a space to get rid of unwanted clutter.

Call the township office at 440-286-9255 for more information. To download a space rental form, visit

Join Scouting Today

A Cub Scout information meeting for boys in grades 1-5, or ages 7-10 years, will be held Aug. 26 from 7-8 p.m. at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Road, Parkman.

For information, email or call Monique, Cub Master, at 216-337-2104.

Call for Gardens

Geauga County Master Gardeners are at work preparing for their 2015 June event, Gardens Galore, when they will have a plant sale and garden tour. Burton’s Century Village will be the staging area plant sale and tickets.

Master Gardeners are looking for tour gardens within a five-mile radius of Century Village. If one has or knows of a lovely garden in the area, please contact the MGs.

Call Wendy or Nancy at 440-834-4656.

Chardon BrewFest, Race for Suds

Beer lovers will have the chance to sample more than 70 craft brews from some of Ohio’s finest breweries during the third annual Chardon BrewFest to be held Sept. 13. The event, organized by Chardon Tomorrow, will feature 24 microbrewers from across northeast Ohio and neighboring states.

Sponsored by Lake Health, it will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Eltech Building, 100 Seventh Ave. Live music will be provided by Elm Street Blues, Stray Louie and Tyrone’s Blues Sinsation. Food will be available from five Chardon restaurants. Corn hole, a 50-50 raffle and other entertainment will also be featured.

Advance admission is $25 and includes 15 tastings and a mug. Price is $35 day of the event. Designated drivers are $5 and receive a mug and unlimited soft drinks.

The event kicks off with the first annual Chardon BrewFest 5k Run for Suds, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Race day registration is from 8-10 a.m. at Chip’s Clubhouse, 214 Fifth Avenue. The run will wind through downtown Chardon and end near the BrewFest site.

Cost to enter the race is $15 in advance and $20 on race day. A combined run and BrewFest ticket is $25 in advance and $30 on race day.

For tickets and more information, visit or call 440-273-3077.

Proceeds benefit Chardon Tomorrow, a civic organization dedicated to the historic preservation and development of Chardon.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 dunk tank.

A family fun run/walk will start at 11:30 a.m. Call Justin Ryan at 440-543-6995 to register. Proceeds support Food for Friends and high school scholarships.

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.

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.

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.

Troy Homecoming Festival

Troy Homecoming, a free community festival, will be held Aug. 8-10 at the grounds of the Troy Community Center, 13950 Main Market Road, Welshfield.

A century old tradition, the festival includes live entertainment, parade, Amish bake sale, contests, raffle, corn hole, talent show and more.

Visit for more information.

Bocce Ball Tournament

The first annual Chardon Takedown Club bocce ball family tournament and fund-raiser takes place Aug. 15 at the Wickliffe Italian-American Club, 29717 Euclid Ave. in Wickliffe.

Registration is 5 p.m.; games start at 5:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to winners.

Food and beverages available for purchase. Event also features corn-hole, poker, volleyball, 50/50 raffle and children’s games.

Cost is $100 per four-player team. There is a limit of 32 teams. Entry deadline is Aug. 8.

Make checks payable and mail to Chardon Takedown Club, c/o Bocce, 15557 Lakeshore Drive, Burton, OH 44021.

Proceeds benefit Chardon high and middle school wrestling programs.

For information, call Vicki DiRosa at 440-220-0413.

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