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Food Pantry Open The food pantry at Chester Christian Center A/G church will be open Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon. The pantry is…

Food Pantry Open

The food pantry at Chester Christian Center A/G church will be open Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The pantry is open to anyone in the community who is in need for food. One does not need to be a member of the church to come to the pantry.

Chester Christian Center is located at 11815 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland.

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.

Fix It In The Farmland Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics

Rescue Village and PetFix Northeast Ohios mobile surgical van have teamed up to help stop pet overpopulation with Fix it in the Farmland. The program provides low cost spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs and is available to low income and Amish families; qualifications apply.

A clinic will take place Feb. 8 at Joe Miller Window Shop, 15020 Shedd Road in Burton. A second clinic will take place at Sam Fishers Pleasant Valley Greenhouse, 13310 Clay St. in Middlefield.

Cost is $15 per animal. One does not have to live in Geauga County to use the clinics.

For more information and to prequalify, call Joan Lax at 440-338-4819 ext. 21.

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.

Chaplains Program

The Burton-Middlefield American Legion will host a Chaplains program Feb. 2 at the Atwood-Mauck Post 459, 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton. The program begins at 3 p.m.

Therapy Dog Training Classes

Rescue Village is hosting a therapy dog training class beginning April 27 for those who would like their canine companion to work as a therapy dog.

Dogs must be screened by the trainer prior to the class. Screening will take place March 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. To make an appointment for screening, call Barbara Collins at 440-285-4679.

Class will be held Sundays April 27 through June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Cost is $125 and registration is required prior to class date.

At the completion of the class, dogs that are age 1 and over will be tested to receive therapy dog certification.

Women’s Shooting League Meet & Greet Scheduled

A Girl & A Gun womens shooting league will hold a meet and greet event Feb. 15 from noon to 3 p.m. at Rebas Second Look, 14449 Old State Road, Middlefield.

A second event will be held Feb. 19 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Great Lakes Outdoor Supply, 14855 N. State Ave., Middlefield.

All women interested in shooting or learning to shoot are invited to come for more information and a chance to win raffle prizes.

For more information, contact Candy at

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.

Grange Chili Cook-Off

The Huntsburg Grange will hold its annual chili cook-off March 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Huntsburg gym located at the corner of U.S. 322 and Route 528. Call 440-636-5517 to register to enter ones favorite chili. Space is limited. Event features live music, Chinese auction, cakewalk, raffles, vendors and food.

Valentines Dinner Dance

A romantic Valentines 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 Childrens 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.

Farmers’ Market Meeting

The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market will hold its 2014 organizational meeting Feb. 1 at the OSU Extension office in the Patterson Center on the Geauga County Fairgrounds, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton.

The meeting will start at 10 a.m. and refreshments will be served.

Those interested in participating in the market this year are invited to attend. There will be a presentation by the board and applications for 2014 will be available.

The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market is a producer-only market that allows farmers and other producers to sell directly to the customers to help support a farm economy in Geauga County.

The market will start its 13th season in South Russell Village at the corner of Route 306 and Bell Street.

It will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, rain or shine, from May 10 until Oct. 11.

For more information, visit the website

Private License Training

The Ohio State University Extension in Geauga County will be offering training for all growers interested in obtaining a private pesticide applicators license on Feb. 25 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The training will prepare individuals to take the certification test so they may obtain restricted use pesticides.

Registration fee is $35, which includes the CORE manual and workbook, handouts and refreshments. Class will be held in the Geauga County Extension Office located in the Patterson Center on the Burton fairgrounds.

For information or to register, call the Extension Office at 440-834-4656 or mail the registration fee payable to OSU Extension, P.O. Box 387, Burton, OH 44021.

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