Geauga Happenings
November 18, 2021 by Staff Report

Enjoy a Swiss steak dinner with sides and dessert at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Road in Parkman...

Swiss Steak Dinner

Nov. 19, 5-7 p.m.

Enjoy a Swiss steak dinner with sides and dessert at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Road in Parkman Township. Dinner is drive-thru, carryout only.

Cost is $12. Proceeds benefit missions.

Holiday Volunteers Needed

Geauga County Department on Aging needs volunteers Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25 to deliver meals to area seniors who are alone for the holiday.

All meals are prepared and made ready for delivery at the Chardon Senior Center located at 12555 Ravenwood Drive in Chardon. Volunteers will pick up holiday meals and deliver them to their assigned seniors’ homes.

To volunteer, or for more information, call Deana Catucci at the Geauga County Department on Aging at 440-279-2145.

Audubon Visits LaDue Reservoir

Nov. 20, 9 a.m.

Blackbrook Audubon Society will visit LaDue Reservoir, the largest body of water in Geauga County, to look for swans, ducks and Bald Eagles. Birders of all skill levels should meet in the parking lot of the boathouse at 17759 Valley Road in Auburn Township.

For more information, email

Protect Geauga Parks

Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to noon

Meet at the Sunnybrook Preserve Shelter, 12504 Heath Road in Chester Township and participate in a meet and greet at the shelter and a guided walk through the preserve. Then, join Protect Geauga Parks supporters at the shelter for doughnuts and a hot beverage to learn about upcoming PGP programs and activities.

The event is free; attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable donation for a local food pantry.

For information, call Barb at 216-346-4025.

Geauga GOP Christmas Party

Dec. 4

The Geauga County Republican Party will host its annual Christmas party at the Chagrin Valley Athletic Club, 17260 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls. Doors open at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $50 per person and includes appetizers, buffet dinner at 7 p.m. and dessert. Local and state Republican office holders and candidates will be in attendance.

RSVP by Nov. 29 by sending a check to Geauga County GOP, PO Box 536, Chardon, OH 44024 or pay with credit card at

Any questions, call 440-253-9677.

Tree of Remembrance

Dec. 5, 2 p.m.

DeJohn Funeral Homes will host a tree lighting ceremony in remembrance
of those who have died during the past year at its Celebrations Center located at 12811 Chillicothe Road in Chester Township. Community residents may bring a weather-resistant ornament to hang on the tree in memory of the person who died.

To RSVP, call the office at 440-516-5555 or visit by Nov. 30.

GCRTA Holiday Brunch

Dec. 7, 9:15 a.m. 

The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association will hold the annual holiday brunch at The Tanglewood Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail, Chagrin Falls. Gathering time will be followed by a business meeting and buffet breakfast.

Bryan Cataldo will entertain with holiday music. Guest speaker Janet Creighton, former director of governmental affairs under President Bush, will be share behind the scenes stories from the White House. Following the program will be the 50/50 raffle, a free lunch raffle and book raffle.

Reservations are required by Nov. 28. Make checks for $19 per person to GCRTA and mail to: Judy Miller, 17130 Kinsman Road, Middlefield, OH 44062. Inform Judy of any dietary restrictions.

Members are asked to bring paper products or canned goods for the Geauga County Job and Family Services Emergency Fund.

Become A Master Gardener Volunteer 

Those interested in becoming certified OSU Extension Master Gardener volunteers may sign up for a training program that will be held on Thursdays, February through mid-May from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The $250 program fee covers all books, materials, handouts and travel costs for speakers.

The application deadline is Nov. 30 for the 2022 classes. More information and applications may be found at

Drop off applications at the office located at 14269 Claridon Troy Road, Burton or mail to: OSU Extension, P.O. Box 387, Burton, OH 44021. Call 440-834-4656 with any questions.