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Rescue Village is holding its third annual volunteer fair on March 12 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the shelter, 15463 Chillicothe Road in Russell Township...

Rescue Village Volunteer Fair

Rescue Village is holding its third annual volunteer fair on March 12 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the shelter, 15463 Chillicothe Road in Russell Township.

Meet the staff of Rescue Village and learn about the volunteer programs and opportunities available at the shelter, or at offsite events as well as other, non-animal care positions. Learn about opportunities for youth ages 8-15.

For information, call Lisa Ishee at 440-338-4819, ext. 18.

Low Cost Cat Spays

Rescue Village and PetFix Northeast Ohio will provide $20 spay surgeries for female cats on Feb. 19 at Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Road in Russell Township. No income qualifications are necessary.

One does not have to live in Geauga County to use the clinic. Space is limited.

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

Frack-Free Geauga

Frack-Free Geauga will meet informally at Heinen’s in Chardon at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 due to a previous weather cancellation.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be at the Chardon Library Feb. 25 from 7-8:45 p.m. All are welcome.

Upcoming Post 459 Events

Atwood-Mauck American Legion Post 459 will be holding an American Legion Oratory Competition on Feb. 9 from 1-5 p.m. at 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton.

The Post will be hosting pancake and sausage breakfasts Feb. 9, 16 and 23. Price is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.

Call Bo at 440-834-8764 for details.

Resale Shoppe Expands Hours

The WomenSafe Resale Shoppe located at 12061 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Resale Shoppe offers clothing, furniture and household items to the public at drastically reduced prices. All profits directly support the mission of WomenSafe to provide emergency shelter and support services to survivors of domestic violence throughout Northeast Ohio.

Most store employees are volunteers and many opportunities are available to collect, sort, display and sell merchandise. Contributions to The Resale Shoppe are tax-deductible.

For more information, call 440-729-2780.

Memories of World War II

Herb Wilson will moderate an interactive discussion regarding “Memories of World War II.” at the Feb. 11 meeting of the Geauga County Genealogical Society. Attendees are invited to bring memories and artifacts to share.

The program begins after a short 7 p.m. business meeting at the Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St. The program is free and all are invited.

For more information, visit

Liver Foundation Benefit

A benefit for the American Liver Foundation will take place Feb. 15 from 6-11 p.m. at the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell Township. Event includes a silent and Chinese auction.

Cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple. Food, drinks and entertainment are included.

Call Joe Cavasinni at 216-408-4971 for tickets or more information.

Bainbridge Historical Society

Cleveland history storyteller Dan Ruminski will talk about “John D. Rockefeller – Myth vs. Fact” before the Bainbridge Historical Society on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Bainbridge Town Hall.

Learn surprising details of one of Cleveland’s wealthiest citizens, where folklore and fact differ. The meeting is open to the public.

Free Community Breakfast

Ledgewood Christian Church is hosting a free community breakfast Feb. 15 from 8-10:30 a.m. at 8261 Kinsman Road in Novelty.

The church will hosts a breakfast the third Saturday of each month thereafter, weather permitting. Menu includes pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy and beverages.

For information, call the church at 440-338-5844.

Cordial Connections

Spring into some fun. Discover more about Cordial Connections, where single seniors meet and mingle.

For club information, call Gayle, 440-953-4469.

WomenSafe’s Casino Royale

WomenSafe will host the 13th annual Casino Royale on Feb. 8 at Patrician Party Center, 33150 Lakeland Blvd., Eastlake. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a sit-down dinner served at 6:45 p.m.

The evening of casino gaming includes silent auction, a grand prize raffle, wine pulls, music, great food, an open bar and a $1,000 raffle. Sponsorships are still available.

Advanced registration is required by calling the development office at 440-286-7154 ext. 223. All major credit cards accepted. Visit for more information.

All proceeds benefit WomenSafe, Inc., the Green House

Valentine’s Dinner Dance

A romantic Valentine’s Celebration of Love dinner will be held Feb. 14 at Christ Covenant Church on State Route 87 in Middlefield.

Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the church followed by dancing at Swine Creek Lodge.

Donation is $20 per plate and includes dinner, dancing and an optional ballroom dance lesson at Crossroads Dance Studio to be held the morning of Feb. 8. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

Call 440-632-9510 or church office at 440-632-0602 for reservations. Proceeds benefit Charity Children’s Ministries.

Casino Night for After Prom

Berkshire After Prom Committee is hosting a Mardi Gras Casino Night Feb. 8 from 6 p.m. to midnight in the Bond Building at Century Village in Burton. Event includes black jack, Texas hold ‘em, corn hole, 50/50 raffles, over/under and Chinese auction. Cost is $15 per person and includes jambalaya, dessert and beverages. Event is BYOB.

Call Kelly Uterhark at 440-636-3512 or Kim Jackson at 440-667-1503 for information and to purchase tickets.

BHS Spaghetti Dinner, Auction

Berkshire High School Tunebackers will host a spaghetti and meatball dinner and Chinese auction to benefit the high school music department Feb. 14 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Presale tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Tickets are an additional dollar at the door.

Newbury Kiwanis Pancakes

The Newbury Area Kiwanis Club will serve all-you-can-eat pancakes every Sunday in February, beginning Feb. 2, at Newbury High School from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free.

AVFD Pancake Breakfasts

Auburn Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts Feb. 23 and March 2 at the Auburn Fire Department, 10950 East Washington St.

Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for seniors and $4.50 for children under 12.

There will be a station to have blood pressure checked and opportunities to see and learn about the fire equipment.

Relay for Life Chili Cook-Off

Help kick off the Relay for Life of Chardon by attending the chili cook-off and Chinese auction Feb. 22 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Chardon VFW Post 6519, 752 Water St.

Vote for one’s favorite chili with a donation. The chili that raises the most donations wins. Proceeds from each chili will benefit the Relay for Life team that submitted it.

Tickets for the Chinese auction will be drawn at 2:30 p.m.

For information, call Peggy Havlicek at 440-668-5481 or Alyssa Hancock at 1-888-227-6446.

Valentine Day Dinner

Auburn Community Church will host a Valentine’s Day Swiss steak dinner Feb. 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Event will include a raffle for an overnight stay at a hotel and a bake sale.

Presale tickets at $11 each are available by calling Patti Phillips at 440-343-0054 by Feb. 11.

AYCE Pancake Breakfasts

Chardon VFW 6519 is hosting all-you-can-eat plain, blueberry and apple pancake breakfasts from 8 a.m. to noon beginning Feb. 23 and continuing for eight consecutive Sundays. Breakfasts are open to the public. The VFW is located at 752 Water St. across from Sage’s Apples. For information, call 440-285-3699.

Cat Adoptions

Rescue Village is holding a special promotion on all cats and kittens adopted in February. All adult cats 6 months and older are $14. Kittens are $40.

For questions, call 440-338-4819 ext. 10. Rescue Village is located at 15463 Chillicothe Road in Russell Township.


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