Geauga Happenings
May 12, 2022 by Staff Report

New Promise Church is holding a rummage sale to raise funds for its Fusion mission trip...

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

Audubon Celebrates Geauga Streams

May 17, 7 p.m.

Blackbrook Audubon Society wraps up its series of speaker programs at Big Creek Park in Chardon Township with Geauga Park District biologist Paul Pira. Discover the innovative techniques used to restore streams and wetlands at Sunnybrook and Bass Lake preserves.

Participants may also view the program online by registering on the event page of to receive a link.

Summer Art, Craft and Vendor Show

May 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Berkshire Tunebackers are hosting a Back the Tunes Summer Art, Craft and Vendor Show the third Saturday of every month through Sept. 17 at the Burton Village circle.

Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the Berkshire School District Music Department.
Email for more information.

SNPJ Music Fest & Craft Show

May 21, 11 a.m.

Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota (SNPJ)) is hosting a music fest and craft show, rain or shine, at the SNPJ recreational grounds located at 10946 Heath Road in Kirtland. The craft show runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the music fest running from noon to 10 p.m.

A fundraiser for the Cultural Preservation of Slovenian Heritage, the event features 50 vendors, 16 polka bands, a dance floor, playground, games, food and beverages.

Gates open at 11 a.m. Gate fee is $15, or $10 in advance.

For information, visit or call Don at 440-283-9373.

DTJ Chicken and Duck Dinner

May 22, 12-2 p.m.

DTJ Taborville is having a chicken and duck dinner at 9850 North Blvd., Auburn Township. Frank Moravcik will provide music from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Cost is $15 for an adult dinner and $8 for a children’s chicken dinner. A half duck dinner is $20. Takeout is available.

For information and reservations by May 19, call 440-543-8494.

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.

Purses and Pastries Party

June 4, 12-2 p.m.

Friends of WomenSafe will hold its seventh annual Purses and Pastries party at the Munson Township Hall, 12210 Auburn Road. Guests will enjoy brunch, a designer purse raffle, Bingo and fun purse exchange.

Bring a new or gently used purse with a wrapped $5 gift inside to participate in the purse exchange.

Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. All proceeds benefit WomenSafe, a shelter for victims of domestic violence.

Register online at or call 440-285-3741 by May 23.

Spaces Available for Festival

June 5, 12-4 p.m.

The Chesterland Historical Village hosts its annual Wool Hollow Fest plus an arts and crafts show at the village located at the corner of Caves and Mayfield roads in Chester Township.

Twenty square foot spaces are available on the Greens for canopies and tables, with enough space for a vehicle, too. There will also be six tables available in the Town Hall. The fee is $15 each for both outside spaces and inside tables to be paid with application.

For information and an application, call Rosemary Balazs at 440-364-4941.

Community Garage Sale

June 11, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A community garage sale is being held in the parking lot of the Metzenbaum Center, 8200 Cedar Road in Chester Township. Local residents may rent a space to sell gently used items from their “Trunk to You.” Proceeds benefit the Metzenbaum Foundation community and recreation programming.

Popcorn and snacks will be available for purchase.

For information on renting a space, call Marsha Marin at 440-729-9406, ext. 2502.