Township MeetingsAt Munson Township Hall: Nov. 18, Zoning Commission, 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 21, Board of Zoning Appeals, 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 26, Board of Trustees, 6:30…
At Munson Township Hall: Nov. 18, Zoning Commission, 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 21, Board of Zoning Appeals, 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 26, Board of Trustees, 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 10, Board of Trustees, 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 10, Park & Recreation Board, 6:30 p.m.
All township offices will be closed Nov. 28, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
Sponsor a Family
Geauga County Job & Family Services is seeking donations of food, new toys, coats and other items as well as monetary gifts to be distributed to needy families throughout Geauga County.
Volunteers are also sought to help package and deliver donations. Donations are to be brought to GCJFS, 12480 Ravenwood Drive, Munson, no later than Dec. 16 for delivery Dec. 18.
Checks may be made out and mailed to Geauga County Job & Family Services (with “Sponsor a Family” in the memo section), P.O. Box 309, Chardon, OH 44024.
Holiday Open House
Refound Treasures, 11777 Mayfield Road, Munson, is holding a holiday open house Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be hourly door prizes, free refreshments and an opportunity to do Christmas shopping early. Santa Claus will be there to meet and greet the youngsters.
For more information, visit www.refoundtreasures.com or call 440-285-7071.
Quilt Raffle and Dinner
The annual Harvest Dinner at Fowler’s Mill Christian Church, 19755 Mayfield Road, Munson, will be held Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. A beautiful, king-size quilt created by the Ladies Quilting Group will be raffled. Raffle tickets are $5 each, three for $10 or seven for $20.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.fmcc.us or call 440-286-6653 or 440-285-2156.
At the Senior Center
Eileen Findak will teach a basic photography class, Digital Photography from the Beginning, at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Chardon Senior Center, 12555 Ravenwood Drive in Munson.
Bring a camera and its manual. Registration is not necessary.
Arrangements for lunch and transportation for the Thanksgiving Celebration to be held Nov. 26 at the Chardon Senior Center must be made by Nov. 19. Call 440-279-2131.
All Geauga County senior centers will be closed Nov. 27 for staff workday and Nov. 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Morning Star Friends Church, 12550 Ravenna Road, Munson, will host its next Celebrate Recovery meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 20. The Christian 12-step addictions recovery program is free and open to all seeking to overcome any form of addiction.
Fellowship and a meal will be served at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 440-286-2510.
With the Arts
Area artists and crafters are invited to create handmade ornaments for the annual Art Takes a Bough, co-sponsored by the Geauga Park District and the Geauga Council for Arts & Culture. The event is Dec. 12, from 6-9 p.m., at the West Woods Nature Center. Entries are due at the West Woods by Dec. 5.
The ornaments will be open for bidding. Guest speaker will be Bill Hixson who assisted with decorating the White House for 30 years. He will speak on various aspects of the holiday season. Mr. Hixson’s ornament collection will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to all. Refreshments served.
For information, visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org or call 440-286-9516.
Save the Date
Sign-up forms are available at the Munson Township office, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the Munson Park & Recreation Board’s annual Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus taking place Dec. 7, from 8-10 a.m. or 10 a.m. to noon.
Forms may also be downloaded at www.munson.twp.com.
Cost is $5 for adults, $3 children 4-12 and free for children 3 and under. Pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be available at additional cost.
Proceeds benefit the various projects coordinated throughout the year by the Park & Recreation Board. For more information, call the office at 440-286-9255.
Teddy Bear Patrol
Consider making a year-end monetary donation to the Teddy Bear Patrol coordinated by the Mental Health Association in Geauga County, which supplies teddy bears to county first responders who present a bear to little ones involved in traumatic situations.
Checks may be made out to the Mental Health Association Geauga County with “Teddy Bear Patrol” noted in the memo section and mailed or brought to the MHAGC offices, 11850 Mayfield Road, Unit 1, Munson Township, OH 44024.
For more information, call Linda Reed, executive director, at 440-285-3945.
Thank You, Todd Ray
Todd Ray was defeated in his bid for re-election to the Munson Board of Trustees on Nov. 5. He has been a dedicated member of the board for four consecutive terms, 1998 through 2013.
Todd is a devoted conservationist and currently serves on the boards of the Chagrin River Land Conservancy and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. He will be missed.
Email Sofie at email@example.com.
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