Bulletin Board – February 7, 2013
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
The Geauga County Republican Women Club is having its annual all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Munson Township Hall.
Donations are $12 per person. Youth 10 and under are free.
For reservations, call Dorothy at 440-729-7275. Walk-ins are welcome.
Open Community Giveaway
Feed My People Inc., an outreach ministry of the community, is having an open giveaway of clothes, household items and toys for families in need. It will be hosted Feb. 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Feb. 16 from 9-11 a.m. at the Celebration Lutheran Church, 10621 Auburn Road across from E-check.
Tax deductible cash contributions can be mailed to Feed My People Inc., 401 South St. #4B, P.O. Box 82, Chardon, OH 44024.
CARE Meets Feb. 7
Citizens Advocating Responsible Energy (CARE) will hold its next regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Montville Community Center, 9755 Madison Road.
Everyone interested in learning more about The Geauga County - 138kV Transmission Line Supply Project is invited to attend.
Genealogical Society Meets
The Geauga County Genealogical Society continues the series begun last year on Geauga-born James A. Garfield. David Lintern will speak on "Congressman Garfield: The House Years 1863-1880."
The free presentation will begin after a short business meeting of the society at 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the Chardon Library 110 E. Park St. in Chardon. All are welcome.
For more information, visit www.gcgsoh.org. Cancelation due to weather will be posted on Channel 5 Closing Connection.
Geauga Beekeepers Meet
The Geauga County Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the gallery room at Kent State University Burton Campus, 11141 Claridon-Troy Road.
Speakers Cathy Widing will discuss Musco moisture refractometers and Dave Paterson will discuss package bees.
Refreshments will be served. The public is welcome.
Early American Rug Making
Early American rug making will be featured at the regular meeting of the Bainbridge Township Historical Society on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Beth Croup and Dick Taylor will speak about rug hooking in the Western Reserve.
The meeting will be held at the Burns-Lindow Building, corner of Bainbridge and Chillicothe Roads. The public is invited.
Pasta Dinner Benefit
The Pullin' 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.
Rescue Village Volunteer Fair
Rescue Village is holding its second annual volunteer fair on Feb. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at the shelter, 15463 Chillicothe Road in Novelty. Prospective volunteers will have a chance to visit booths highlighting different opportunities. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide tours of the shelter.
Current foster care volunteers will be available to discuss the shelter's foster program.
No registration is required. Applications will be accepted the night of the fair for all volunteer positions.
For information, call Lisa Ishee at 440-338-4819 ext. 18.
Spring Tree Sale
The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District is offering CCSP (Conservation Conifer Seedling Packets) and RPM (root production method) trees and plants for its 2013 spring tree sale.
CCSP are tree seedlings in packs of 25, one tree species per pack. RPM trees are potted and come in 3-gallon containers, while the RPM plants come in 1-gallon containers.
For more information and a complete list of trees and products, visit www.geaugaswcd.com or call 440-834-1122. Complete the order form and mail check to Geauga SWCD, PO Box 410, Burton, Ohio 44021. Payment must accompany order. To pay by credit card, contact the office.
Order deadline is March 25. Pickup dates are April 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Geauga County Fairgrounds.
Spring Fish Sale
The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District's annual spring fish sale will be held April 18 from 1-3 p.m. on the midway at the Geauga County Fairgrounds.
Orders are currently being taken for fingerling-size largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill/sunfish mix, minnows, white amurs and yellow perch.
Order deadline is April 15. Order forms are available by visiting www.geaugaswcd.com or calling 440-834-1122.
March In And Prune Out
Geauga County Ohio State University Extension and Sage's Apples, will hold a hands-on pruning school, "March In and Prune Out," on March 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at Sage's Apples, 11355 Chardon Road in Chardon. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Participants will learn how to prune peaches, apples, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and grapes. Bring your pruners and dress for the weather.
Registration fee is $20 per family or couple and includes refreshments, handouts and half peck of apples. The fee, payable to OSU Extension, may be mailed to OSU Extension, P.O. Box 387, Burton, OH 44021, or payable at the door.
For information, call OSU Extension at 440-834-4656.
Grange Chili Cook-Off
The 13th annual Huntsburg Grange Chili Cook-Off and Chinese auction takes place March 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Huntsburg gym located at the corner of U.S. 322 and Route 528. Admission is free.
Please contact Jacquie at 440-636-5510 to enter the favorite chili contest open to individuals and businesses for an entry fee of $5. Or, buy a sample pack and vote for the People's Choice.
The event features live entertainment with Bob Stanek and the Boys, auction, cake walk, games, crafters and vendors.
For more information, call Colleen at 440-636-5517.
Middlefield Chili Cook-Off
Middlefield Market Pavilion's annual Chili Cook-Off takes place Feb. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 15848 Nauvoo Road in Middlefield Township.
Admission is free. Soft Tones will provide live musical entertainment and the Farmers Grill will be open.
Purchase a chili sampler pack containing eight cups, a spoon and a People's Choice ballot for $3.
More than 25 contestants will compete for the cash prizes selected at 12:30 p.m. by a three-judge panel. The winner of the People's Choice award will be announced at 3:30 p.m. after the patron ballots are counted.
There is a $35 registration fee to be entered, and entrants must provide at least 4 gallons of chili. Businesses or individuals may compete.
For more information, or to enter the competition, call 440-632-3196.