Geauga Happenings
May 5, 2022 by Staff Report

Geauga Growth Partnership, Kent State University at Geauga and Leadership Geauga will present “Remembering May 4” at the next Geauga Economic Leadership (G.E.L.) breakfast...

GEL Breakfast

May 6, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Geauga Growth Partnership, Kent State University at Geauga and Leadership Geauga will present “Remembering May 4” at the next Geauga Economic Leadership (G.E.L.) breakfast taking place at Kent State University – Geauga, 14111 Claridon Troy Road, Burton.

Join for unique, personal accounts of the events from April 30 to May 4, 1970, that give fresh perspectives to the tragic shootings at Kent. Breakfast and networking begin at 7:30 a.m. Free and open to the public.

For information or to register, call 440-564-1060 or email

East Kiwanis Fish Fry

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

East Geauga Kiwanis is hosting fish frys at Cardinal Middle School, 16175 Almeda Drive in Middlefield. Dine in or carry out.

Perennial Gardeners Plant Sale

May 7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Perennial Gardeners of Chesterland’s annual plant sale in the parking lot of Chester Town Hall, 12701 Chillicothe Road, features a large assortment of hanging baskets, perennials, houseplants and annuals. Check out the Garden Shed and the boutique for some surprises and Mother’s Day gifts. Sale will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page.

Fresh Farmers’ Market Opens

May 7, 9 a.m. to noon

Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market opens Saturday for its 20th season in the South Russell Village Hall parking lot at Chillicothe and Bell roads. The market runs weekly through Oct. 8.

For information and a list of vendors, visit

FGP Explorers Series

May 7, 10:30 a.m.

Join naturalist and Foundation for Geauga Parks Trustee Dan Best to explore the birds of Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve in Burton Township. Bring binoculars.

Call 440-564-1048 for information.

Chesterland Baptist Luncheon

May 7, 11 a.m.

The women of Chesterland Baptist Church invites all ladies, girls and boys to a potluck luncheon at the church located at 12670 Chillicothe Road. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Great Geauga County Fair with a presentation by the president of the fair’s auxiliary. Free and open to the community. To register, call 440-729-7101and leave a message.

Genealogical Society Meets

May 10, 7-8:30 p.m.

Cheryl McClellan will present “Read All About It. Discovering Your Family in Newspapers” at the next meeting of the Geauga County Genealogical Society being held at the Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon.

The free program begins after the short business meeting. Registration is requested by visiting and selecting “Programs.”

Friends of WomenSafe Meeting

May 11, 7-9 p.m.

Friends of WomenSafe is holding a general meeting at Heritage House, 111 East Park St. in Chardon. Learn about plans for the upcoming year and opportunities to help. Pastries and beverages will be provided. The meeting is open to all.

Poetry Reading Series

May 11, 7-9 p.m.

Beautiful Blasphemy presents The Word Open Mic event featuring Emeliano Lebron at Steele Mansion Inn, 348 Mentor Ave, Painesville. For information, call Ryan Kinney at 440-415-2663.

Rummage Sale

May 12-14

New Promise Church is holding a rummage sale to raise funds for its Fusion mission trip. Hours are 5-8 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The church is located at 8671 Euclid-Chester Road in Kirtland.

CVHS Herb and Plant Sale

May 13 and 14

The Chagrin Valley Herb Society is holding its annual herb and plant sale at the Bainbridge Library, 17222 Snyder Road. Hours are Friday, 1-3 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds and donations will help rebuild the herb garden and gazebo.
Prospective members can learn about the organization at or on Facebook.

Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour

May 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join Destination Geauga’s 18th annual self-guided tour of Geauga County businesses. Each stop offers a discount, giveaway or sample to enjoy. Pick up a map of participating businesses and collect a stamp at each stop.

At the end of the tour, head to the Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton for the finale with music, food, children’s activities and a chance to win prizes from local businesses. Those who have visited 10 or more participating businesses will be entered to win the grand prize. Drawings begin at 4 p.m.

For more information and the list of participating businesses, visit

Woodland Wednesdays Workshop

May 14, 10 a.m.

Join for a special interactive field day at Working Woods at The Holden Arboretum, 9805 Sperry Road, Kirtland.

Attendees will have the opportunity to walk through the woods and learn about woodland management demonstrations firsthand at Working Woods.

Multiple agencies and professionals will also be in attendance with materials and information.

For more information or to register, call 440-946-4400 ext.117 or visit

Auburn School Alumni Reunion

May 22, 2 p.m.

The Auburn School Alumni 114th Reunion will be held at Adam Hall on Washington Street. The event is open of anyone who attended Auburn School as a teacher, student, staff member or other capacity from 1933 to 1990s.

Contact Patti Phillips at 440-343-0054 or Jake Trethewey at 440-991-7432, or email with one’s name, address and how many by May 12. Cost is $20 per person.