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Township Meetings

At Munson Township Hall: Dec. 17, Board of Trustees, 6 p.m.; Dec. 17, Park & Recreation Board, 6 p.m.; Dec. 31, Board of Trustees, Fiscal Year-End Closure and other business, 11 a.m.

Meeting dates can be verified by visiting or by calling the office, 440-286-9255. All township offices will be closed Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas Day.

Organization Meetings

At Munson Township Hall: Dec. 9, 16, 23 and 30, Boy Scout Troop 91 (Brier), 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Home Energy Assistance

The Geauga County Department on Aging and Geauga County Job & Family Services offer information and assistance in applying for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) for 2013-2014. Income guidelines are available from the Chardon Senior Center, 440-279-2130, and Geauga County Job & Family Services, 440-285-9141.

Volunteers Needed

WomenSafe is seeking committee members for its next fundraiser, Casino Night 2014, to be held Feb. 8. Help is needed to contact donors for silent auction items and to collect the items.

To volunteer or donate, contact Andrea at or call 440-286-7154.

Cleveland Clinic’s Summer Program for Students

The Cleveland Clinic offers high school students an opportunity to participate in its Junior Ambassador Summer Volunteer Program, which runs June 16 through Aug. 7. Students must be 15-17 years old, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, submit letters of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor with their applications and commit to 75 service hours and a weekly schedule of two to five days per week.

For more information and an application, call Mr. Kevin Phipps, Cleveland Clinic Volunteer Services Department, 216-445-6986.

Good Tidings Benefit Choir

The Good Tidings Benefit Choir will have two free concerts of wonderful Christmas music including Handel’s “Messiah” at the Sisters of Notre Dame Provincial Chapel, 13000 Auburn Road in Munson. The concerts are Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.

Voluntary donations will be appreciated. Proceeds benefit the Geauga Hunger Task Force, which serves the hungry year-round through seven food pantries in Geauga County.

Mapletown Squares

The Mapletown Squares will hold their Christmas dance Dec. 13, from 8-10:30 p.m., at the Chardon Senior Center, 12555 Ravenwood Drive in Munson. Ray Marsch will call squares and Charlie Brown cues rounds.

Wear festive holiday apparel. For more information, call Alice Morrow at 440-543-4950.

At The Senior Center

The following will be held at the Chardon Senior Center, 12555 Ravenwood Drive, Munson:

Dec. 9, 12:45 p.m., the Geauga Park District presents “Visitors from Outer Space,” a program about meteorites.

Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m., the Senior Bell Choir and Geauga SweetStrings will perform holiday favorites.

Dec. 11, 12:30 p.m., the Golden Oldies will entertain with a sing-along.

Dec. 31, 10 a.m., New Year’s Eve party, with the Downtown Band and a catered lunch. Reservations at $15 per person are due no later than Dec. 17. Call the senior center at 440-279-2131 for more information and registration.

Please note: All Geauga County Senior Centers will be closed Dec. 24, Christmas Eve and Dec. 25, Christmas Day.

Holiday Cookie Sale

The Chardon Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 2261 will hold its second annual holiday cookie sale at 9 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 317 Water St. in Chardon. Proceeds benefit the auxiliary’s scholarship fund.

Holiday Centerpiece Class

Munsonite Phyllis Mihalik of the Master Gardeners will have a class on creating a Christmas centerpiece Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Building, Burton Fairgrounds.

Light refreshments and materials will be provided. Fee is $35.

Call 440-834-4656 for information and to register.

Historic Tidbit

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is Dec. 7. It was that Sunday in 1941 that the Japanese launched a sneak air attack on the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines.

The United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor lost six battleships, 15 warships, 164 planes and 2,400 Americans were killed and an additional 1,178 lay wounded. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared it “A day that will live in infamy” and Congress declared war on Japan and the Axis Powers in Europe.

Fly the beautiful flag of the United States at half-mast on Dec. 7 until sunset in tribute to those who lost their lives and continue to lose their lives defending our country.

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