Geauga Happenings
January 6, 2022 by Staff Report

AJ Leu will present “DEI&B: An Introduction to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging” via Zoom webinar at the next Geauga Economic Leadership (G.E.L.) breakfast...

GEL Zoom Webinar

Jan. 7, 8-9 a.m.

AJ Leu will present “DEI&B: An Introduction to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging” via Zoom webinar at the next Geauga Economic Leadership (G.E.L.) breakfast.

Attendees will engage in reflections and discussions that will allow them to explore terminology and practical application skills. Concepts will include diversity, equality/equity, inclusion/belonging, common terminology and allyship.

Geauga Economic Leadership (G.E.L.) Breakfasts are co-sponsored by Geauga Growth Partnership and Kent State University at Geauga.

To register, email or call 440-564-1060.

Young Of Heart 

Jan. 7, 11:30 a.m. 

Geauga Young of Heart will meet at St. Anselm’s Parish Center in Chester Township. Bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert and coffee will be provided. There will be musical entertainment by Joel Scigliano.

January is time to pay dues of $20 for the year.

If the West Geauga Schools are closed because of weather, the meeting is canceled. Members will not be called; check the morning news for school closings.

Chardon VFW Shrimp Dinners

Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.

Chardon VFW Post 6519 will serve butterflied shrimp and coleslaw dinners on Wednesdays in January at the post located at 752 Water St. Donation is $8.

The post also offers chicken sandwiches on Tuesdays and hamburgers on Thursday evenings. All dinners are open to the public.

Fairmount Winter Open House

Jan. 8, 9 a.m. to noon

Fairmount Center for the Arts hosts its Winter Warm-Up Open House at the center located at 8400 Fairmount Road in Russell Township. The open house is free and open to the community.

Children of all ages through adults can enjoy mini-workshops and performances in dance, art, music, theatre and storytelling and then warm up with hot cocoa and doughnuts from Patterson’s Fruit Farm.

Visitors will also learn about Fairmount’s winter and spring classes, workshops and special programs ranging from one to 16 weeks long in visual arts, dance, music, theatre and fitness for all ages and ability levels. Winter/spring session begins Jan. 10.

For more information, visit or call 440-338-3171.

Woodland Wednesdays Workshop

Jan. 12, 6-7:30 p.m.

The 2022 Woodland Wednesdays series kicks off with a virtual program, “Leaving Your Legacy and Affording Your Inheritance.” Featured speakers David Marrison, Coshocton County OSU Extension; Brett Rodstrom, Western Reserve Land Conservancy; and John Kehn, ODNR Division of Forestry, will explore planning for the future management and ownership of one’s woodlands and how to include the woods in one’s estate plan

Collaborators include Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Division of Forestry, Farm Bureau and Holden Forests and Gardens.

The online workshop is free, but reservations are required by Jan. 11; call 440-834-1122. For more information, visit