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Township MeetingsAt Munson Township Hall: Aug. 12, Board of Trustees, 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 12, Park & Recreation Board, 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 21, Board of Zoning…

Township Meetings

At Munson Township Hall: Aug. 12, Board of Trustees, 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 12, Park & Recreation Board, 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 21, Board of Zoning Appeals, 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 25, Zoning Commission, 7 p.m.; Aug. 26, Board of Trustees special meeting with volunteers for the Oct. 21 Healthy Munson event, 10 a.m.

Please note: All township meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates are subject to change and can be verified by visiting or by calling the office, (440) 286-9255.

Organization Meetings

At Munson Township Hall: Aug. 13, Geauga Engineering & Robotics (Taupieka), 6:30-8 p.m.; Aug. 14, Chardon Toastmasters Club, 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 15, Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-7 p.m.; Aug. 20, Christ Child Society Sew-in (Matejka), 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At Munson Park, Bass Lake Road: Emmons Pavilion, Chardon High School Class of ’94 Reunion (MacCartney), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Aug. 17, Emmons Pavilion, Chardon High School Cheerleading Competition Squad Fundraiser, all day.

Chardon Toastmasters Club

The Chardon Toastmasters Club will be meeting every Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at Munson Township Hall.

The club was originally sponsored by the Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce and has met in its office for many years. The weekly meetings are open to all. Visit or for more information.

Help Me Learn Day

The Geauga County Department of Job & Family Services will distribute school supplies to low income Geauga County families at its offices, 12480 Ravenwood Drive, Munson, on Aug. 11.

Families must meet eligibility criteria and must register to participate. No walk-ins. To register or for more information, call 440- 285-9241, ext 1263.

At The Senior Center

“Just for the Fun of It,” a mother-daughter duo, will perform favorite songs out of the past at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Chardon Senior Center 12555 Ravenwood Drive, Munson. Ice cream treats provided by the Residence of Chardon.

Also at the Chardon Senior Center, UHHS presents a program, “Celebrate Life, Past, Present and Future,” at 11a.m. Aug. 12. The program offers ways to communicate with your doctor.

Registration is not necessary for either event.

Celebrate Recovery

Morning Star Friends Church, 12560 Ravenna Road, Munson, extends an invitation to those struggling to overcome an addiction to its next 12-Step Christian Recovery Program, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m.

The weekly meetings are free. There will be fellowship and a free meal served at 6:15 p.m.

Information available by calling 440-286-2510.

Tri-County Coin Club

The Tri-County Coin Club will meet Aug. 14, 6:45 p.m., at St. Luke Episcopal Church, 11519 Wilson Mills Road, Munson.

Following a short business meeting, there will be a 50-plus-lot coin auction, door prizes and more.

The monthly meetings are free to all ages of coin collectors. Call 440-564-7142 for more information.

Join The GANG

The Geauga Arts Network Group (GANG) will hold its next meeting Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m., at Heinen’s (in-store) Caf, Center Street Chardon.

Guest artist will be Liz Boch, who works in all media but favors charcoal and graphite. She will demonstrate her artistry and some of her work will be on display.

The meeting is free and open to the public as are all GANG meetings. For information, call Joanne Durante, 440-729-6481, or Sofie, 440-286-1982.

Geauga Amateur Radio Association

The Geauga Amateur Radio Association (GARA) invites all licensed “Hams” and those who would like to learn more about this type of worldwide communication to its next meeting, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m., at the Geauga County Emergency Operations Center, 12518 Merritt Road, Munson.

Call Matthew Welch, 440-585-7388 or visit

Historic Tidbit

The formal surrender of Japan to the Allies took place Aug. 14, 1945, bringing an end to World War II. On Aug. 28, 1945, the first American troops landed in Japan.

From Dec. 7, 1941, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to Dec. 31, 1946, the United States reported 12,300,000 men and women served in World War II on the Pacific and European fronts. Casualties were 1,081,896, which included 320,000 dead.

Fly the beautiful flag of our United States on Aug. 14 in honor of those who so valiantly served and sacrificed defending our country in World War II.

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