Geauga Happenings
September 14, 2023 by Staff Report

Peace Lutheran Church will host a rummage and bake sale at the church located at 12686 Bass Lake Road, Munson Township...

Rummage and Bake Sale

Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to noon

Peace Lutheran Church will host a rummage and bake sale at the church located at 12686 Bass Lake Road, Munson Township. Parking is available behind the church at the lower level entrance.

Young of Heart

Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m.

Geauga Young of Heart will meet at St. Anselm Church in Chester Township. Bring a brown bag lunch. Snacks and beverage are provided.

Dan Karl will entertain with his keyboard, guitar and vocals.

A trip is planned to the Station Dinner Theater in Erie, Pa., on Oct. 20. For reservations and information, call Kimber at 440-668-3293.

A Christmas trip has been planned for Dec. 12-14 to Lancaster, Pa. For reservations and information, call Nancy at 440-729-9684.

Free Fresh Produce

Sept. 16, 9-11 a.m.

Newbury Community Church is hosting a fresh produce giveaway at 14916 Auburn Road. Cleveland FoodBank provides the service to low income Geauga County residents the third Saturday of each month through October. Please bring ID and bags.

Honey Bee Fest

Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The fourth annual Honey Bee Festival will take place at John’s Country Nursery on Old State Road in Middlefield. The event features food, entertainment, a children’s section, vendors and mini educational seminars. For information, call 440-632-0016.

Auburn Community Picnic

Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join for live music, games, prizes, food, Junk in the Trunkfest and fun at Auburn’s Community Picnic at Auburn Community Park, 17484 Munn Road. For information, visit

Basket Raffle and Bake Sale

Sept. 16, 12:30 p.m.

A basket raffle and bake sale will be held at Claridon Town Hall, 13930 Mayfield Road. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; the drawing begins at 3 p.m. Proceeds will be split evenly between the Claridon Congregational Church building fund and Claridon Community Helps. For more information, call 440-32l-5596.

VFW Walleye Dinner

Sept. 16, 5:30-7 p.m.

Chardon VFW Post 6519 will serve a walleye dinner at the post located at 752 Water St. Open to the public, the event will also feature quickie boards, 50/50 and drink specials. Tickets are required.

Harvest Handmade Market

Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chardon Square Association is hosting Harvest Handmade Market in Chardon Square. The free event features over 100 vendors selling handmade, upcycled and vintage merchandise and crafts.

Get Septic Smart

Sept. 19, 6-7:30 p.m.

Join the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District and Geauga Public Health for a free SepticSmart program at the Geauga County Public Library Administrative Center, 12701 Ravenwood Drive, Chardon.

Resource professionals with Geauga Public Health will discuss how a home septic system works, how to maintain your home sewage treatment system, and what to do when it appears to not be working properly.

Registration is required by visiting or calling 440-834-1122.

Talk and Tour Tuesdays

Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

Geauga County Historical Society presents its next Talk and Tour Tuesdays at Century Village, 14653 E. Park St., Burton. Interpreter Brandy Hanusosky will present “Home is Where the Hearth Is.” Meet at the Auburn Church for the talk which will be followed by a tour of the Cook House. Call 440-834-1492 for more information.

CWC Lunch and Program

Sept. 20, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Join Christian Women’s Connection for a luncheon at Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Road, Bainbridge Township. Lisa Basham will present “Top Tips for Staging Your Home” and speaker Donna Miller will present “My Neighbor Changed My Life.”

To RSVP by Sept. 15, email or call/text 440-213-1205.

Geauga Dems Meet

Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m.

Join the Geauga County Democratic Party for an update on the November election, with opportunities to get involved, at the party headquarters located at 12420 Kinsman Road in Newbury Township. The social hour and election update will be followed by a 7 p.m. showing of the documentary “The Janes.”

GCP Fall Mixer

Sept. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join with members of Geauga Growth Partnership and Burton, Chardon Area, Chagrin Valley, Middlefield and West Geauga chambers of commerce for appetizers, drinks, networking and entertainment at Orchard Hills Center, 11414 Caves Road, Chester Township. Call 440-564-1060 to register.

Geauga Beekeepers Association

Sept. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join the Geauga County Beekeepers Association for a free presentation by Emily Mueller, an Ohio State Beekeeping Association travelling speaker, to learn about “Monitoring for Sustainability.” The club meeting will be held at the Munson Town Hall, 12210 Auburn Road. Membership is not necessary to attend meetings.

For more information, call 216-800-7217 or visit

Chardon VFW Rummage Sale

Sept. 22 and 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Chardon VFW Post 6519 Auxiliary will hold its annual rummage and bake sale at the post located at 752 Water St. in Chardon. The sale includes housewares, small appliances tools, camping and sports gear, pet supplies gardening equipment, Barbie dolls and accessories.

Donated items may be dropped off starting Sept. 20. Call 440-285-3699 with any questions.

Liberty Camp USA Fundraiser

Sept. 23, 5:30-9 p.m.

There will be a fundraiser for Liberty Camp USA at the E.O.U.V. Events Center, 8636 Pekin Road, Russell Township. Proceeds will support the camp that serves children in Northeast Ohio. For tickets, call 440-725-2064 or visit

Auburn FD Clambake

Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m.

The Auburn Fire Department is hosting its annual clambake at the fire station located at 10950 Washington St. in Auburn Township.

Presale tickets only are available by calling or texting 440-343-0054, emailing

Creations Boutique

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

The Children’s Guild of Cleveland is hosting its annual Creations unique boutique featuring handcrafted jewelry, fiber arts, seasonal decor, children’s items, vintage treasures and more at The Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Road in Bainbridge Township.

All proceeds benefit Cleveland area children.

Accessible Legion Fund

The Atwood-Mauck American Legion Post 459 in Burton is raising funds to make the upper hall of the post handicapped accessible and hopes to reach its goal of $100,000 by the end of the year. An anonymous donor has come forward who will match any donations made now through the end of September, up to $10,000.

Please make checks payable to The Accessible Legion Fund and mail to PO Box 467, Burton, OH 44021-0467.

Call Jim at 440-477-2956 with any questions or to donate via credit card.