Community Bulletin Board for January 24, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Post 459 Pancake Breakfast
Atwood-Mauck American Legion Post 459 is holding a pancake and sausage breakfast Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton.
For information, call Ron at 440-343-1478.
BHS Spaghetti Dinner, Auction
There will be a spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction to benefit the Berkshire High School Marching Band Jan. 25 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Pre-sale tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Tickets are an additional dollar at the door.
The drawing for the Chinese auction will be at 7:30 p.m.
A bluegrass jamboree will be held at Hambden Grange Hall, corner of routes 6 and 608, from 7-11 p.m. Jan. 26.
Evening will feature Vertical Limit, Mountain Harmony and Limited Edition.
For more information, call 330-898-3559.
Volunteer Tutors Needed
Geauga County Job and Family Services is seeking caring, motivated adults to volunteer a few hours a week tutoring local elementary school students in basic reading and math.
Volunteers will be required to attend training and undergo a complete a criminal background check.
Contact Sara Shininger, GCJFS community support and volunteer coordinator, at 440-285-9141, ext. 1263 to register or for more information.
WILD About Bats Workshop
Wild About BATS, an Advanced Project WILD workshop, will be held Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brandywine Center in Dover, Ohio. Researchers and education professionals will share bat biology, survey techniques, education activities and threats to bat populations through formal presentations and hands-on opportunities. The workshop is free.
More information can be found at www.geaugaswcd.com. Register by Jan. 31 by calling Jamey Emmert at 330-245-3020.
Keeper Of The Cane
The Chesterland Historical Foundation is searching for the 2013 "Keeper of The Cane." Over the last 85 years, there have been 21 "keepers" for this distinguished award.
Nominations must be submitted with full consent of the person nominated. Nominee must be 85 years or order and must also be a 25-year continuous resident of Chester Township at the time of nomination.
Please send nominations by March 1 and include the name, address, telephone, number birth date and years residing in Chester Township. Also, please send your name, address and telephone number. Send nominations to the Chesterland Historical Foundation, P.O. Box 513, Chesterland, OH 44026.
For information, call Phyllis Koach at 440-729-2149.
The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association will meet on Feb. 5 for a luncheon and meeting at the Bond Building in Century Village, 14653 East Park St. Burton.
Social time is at 11:15 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon. The menu will consist of a chili bar.
The program will be ï¿½The Underground Railroadï¿½ presented by Sylvia Wiggins.
Cost is $10, which includes a $1 donation to the Grant-in-Aid Fund. Reservations required by Jan. 30. Make checks out to GCRTA and mail to Terry Rossiter, 9076 Wyandot Road, Chesterland, OH 44026, 440-729-9251.
Please bring paper products or canned goods for the Geauga County Hunger Task Force.
Those who need a ride from Geauga Transit, call 440-285-2222 or 440-564-7131 ext. 5160 a week ahead of time to make a reservation.
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. 12 from 1-4:30 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.
February Pancake Breakfasts
The Newbury Area Kiwanis Club will serve regular, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday in February at Newbury High School cafeteria. Breakfast includes coffee, orange or apple juice, milk, sausage and locally produced maple syrup. Cost is $7 for age 13 and up, $4 for ages 3-12 and $23 for a family of up to five members. Proceeds benefit scholarship funds and other community needs. Donations will be accepted for local food banks.
Community Choir Forming
"The Voices of Geauga" is a newly formed community choir that rehearses Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Burton Congregational Church. Led by Dan Berman, the choir aims to promote and enjoy vocal music of all types.
Anyone who likes to sing is invited to join the choir. No pre-registration or tryouts required.
For more information, call Dan Berman at 440-465-3060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Yoderï¿½s Sweetheart Dinner
In celebration of Valentineï¿½s Day, Mary Yoderï¿½s Amish Kitchen is hosting a sweetheart dinner Feb. 23. The roast beef and chicken dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by entertainment by the Good Company Quartet.
Tickets are $39.99 for a couple or $21.99 for one, and can be purchased at the restaurant or by calling 440-632-1939. Snow date is March 2.
Chesterland Tea Party
The Chesterland Tea Party and the Geauga County Tea Party will offer part two of a three-part series on Agenda 21, a United Nations plan for America, at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at the West Geauga Library on Chillicothe Road. The meeting will cover the specifics of Agenda 21, sustainable development and smart growth.
The last event in the series is Feb. 6 at the library.
For information, call 440-552-4385. Refreshments will be served.
Cordial Connections provides the opportunity for single seniors 50 and older to meet new people and enjoy a variety of activities.
For more information, call Gayle at 440-953-4469.
Pasta Dinner Benefit
The Pullinï¿½ for Aut - Austin Hunt pasta dinner benefit will be held Feb. 16 from 4-7 p.m. at the Middlefield Market Pavilion. Tickets are donations of $25 for a couple or $15 for a single. Tickets are available at The Flag Store in Newbury, Capps Pizza in Claridon, The Frank Agency in Middlefield, BT Oil in Middlefield or Flip Flop Cove Tanning in Middlefield.
There will be a Chinese auction, number boards, silent auction, 50/50 and many door prizes. All raffles begin at 7 p.m.
The benefit is to help the family of Austin, a 15-year-old boy from Burton suffering from T-cell lymphoma, with medical expenses.
Nominal donations can be made at The Middlefield Banking Co., c/o The Austin Hunt Benefit. Donations for the Chinese auction are currently being accepted. For information, call Stephanie Austin at 440-321-9122 or Mike Soltis at 440-313-2813.
Arts Festival Seeks Artisans
Mantuaï¿½s fifth annual "Art on the Hill" event takes place July 13 on East Prospect Street. The event attracts more than 70 artisans and local area eateries along with live, continuous entertainment.
Call Christine Pitsinger at 330-414-6486 for an application or more information.