Geauga Happenings
September 30, 2021 by Staff Report

Mahli Mechenbier will present “Making an Impact in Everyday Spaces: Active Personal Decisions and Workplace Management” at the next Geauga Economic Leadership (G.E.L.) breakfast...

GEL Breakfast

Oct. 1, 8-9 a.m.

Mahli Mechenbier will present “Making an Impact in Everyday Spaces: Active Personal Decisions and Workplace Management” at the next Geauga Economic Leadership (G.E.L.) breakfast being held in-person at Kent State University Geauga Campus in Burton.

Breakfast and networking begin at 7:30 a.m. Free and open to the public.

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

Car Trunk Sale

Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The United Methodist Women of Chardon United Methodist Church will host a car-trunk sale in the church parking lot at 515 North St. in Chardon. All are welcome. Admission is free.

FGP Explorers Series

Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m.

Join Foundation for Geauga Parks Trustees and a park naturalist to walk the trails in Orchard Hills Park, 11340 Caves Road in Chester Township, in search of fall colors and wildflowers.

Pre-registration is not required. Meet at the Pond Shelter. Bring water, binoculars and cameras, if desired.

Visit for information.

Farewell to Ledgemont School

Oct. 2, 5-9 p.m.

Join for one last community walk through Ledgemont School. There will be a silent auction on all trophies and class pictures from 5:30-7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Berkshire Educational Foundation, which is currently raising funds for new athletic facilities.

A food truck will be on-site and there will be a bonfire in the field next to the school. The time capsule will be opened at 6 p.m.

Fall Fest

Oct. 2, 7-9 p.m.

Fall Fest will be held on historic Chardon Square. The evening will include hot dogs and cider, s’mores, scarecrow making, balloon artist, live music and face painting.

The event is sponsored by the City of Chardon with help from Rotary Club of Chardon, Chardon Area Kiwanis and the Chardon Square Association.

Chardon Area Kiwanis will be leading the scarecrow project. Kiwanis will award a gift card for the three best scarecrows in Chardon. To enter a scarecrow, take a picture of one’s creation standing or sitting on one’s porch and text it to 440-796-6477 before Oct. 9. The gift cards will be delivered after the event.

Rain date is Oct. 3. For more information, visit

Geauga Skywatchers Club

Oct. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join Skywatchers for Moonstruck at Bainbridge Public Library. Learn how and when to best view the moon, why people are returning to the moon and where to find the man on the moon.

To register, visit

Beginner’s Yoga Classes

Oct. 4, 11 and 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Sign up for beginner’s yoga classes at Chardon VFW, 752 Water St. Students should bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.

Instructor is Stephanie Taylor is a certified level 4 YogaFit professional.

Cost is $10 per class. Email with any questions.

Flying Club Hosts Swap Meet

Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Geauga Radio Controlaires club is hosting the 10th annual Radio-Controlled Modeling Swap Meet in the school gymnasium at Willo-Hill Baptist Church, 4200 state Route 306, Willoughby.

The event features seventy-seven exhibitor tables of items for sale, barter and trade by regional modelers.

An auction of new planes and equipment will be held at 12:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public. Admission is $5. Youth 11 and under are free. Hot food will be available. Parking is free.

Proceeds support the RC flying education program and maintenance of the flying field in Burton.

For information, visit or call Rudy at 440-346-7078.

Apple Butter Festival

Oct. 9 and 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The annual Apple Butter Festival returns to the grounds of Century Village Museum in Burton. In addition to the making of the Society’s own apple butter products in cast iron kettles and watching giant kites flying, there will be music, vendors, food and family fun.Historic buildings and artisans will be open for viewing.

For more information, call 440-834-1492 or visit

Fall Festival

Oct. 9 and 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Burton Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a fall festival weekend on Burton Square. Fun for all ages, enjoy live music, food and vendors. Maple stirs at the Burton Log Cabin from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

American Legion Pig Roast

Oct. 9, 4-7 p.m.

Newbury American Legion Post 663 is hosting its annual pig roast dinner and homemade pie auction at the post located at 11008 Kinsman Road in Newbury Township. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

Call 440-635-6336 for tickets and information.

FOW Amish Wedding Dinner

Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m.

The Friends of WomenSafe’s annual Amish Wedding Dinner will be held at the home of Mary Miller, 13301 Princeton Road in Middlefield. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner being served at 6 p.m.

Dinner is $35 for adults and $20 for children under 10. The event includes a gift card raffle.

Seating is limited and available by reservation only by Oct. 7. Register online at Questions? Call 440-285-3741.

Church Turkey Dinner

Oct. 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Huntsburg Congregational Church will host its annual turkey dinner drive-thru, preorder only at 12435 Madison Road, Huntsburg Township.

Cost is $10 for an adult portion with pumpkin pie and Sweetest Day surprise. Buy six 50/50 raffle tickets for $5.

Call or text Debbie at 234-600-9582 by Oct. 9 to place pre-orders.