Geauga Happenings
September 21, 2023 by Staff Report

Christ Presbyterian Church offers free drive-thru spaghetti and meatball dinners the third Thursday of each month...

Outreach Spaghetti Dinner

Sept. 21, 6-7 p.m.

Christ Presbyterian Church offers free drive-thru spaghetti and meatball dinners the third Thursday of each month. Salad and dessert are included. The church is located at 12419 Chillicothe Road in Chester Township.

Giant Garage Sale

Sept. 22 and 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shop the Geauga County Dog Shelter’s Giant Garage Sale taking place at 12513 Merritt Road in Chardon. There are thousands of items for sale, raffles, refreshments and adoptable dogs to meet.

All money raised will be used for the care of Geauga County’s homeless dogs. Cash only, please.

Burton Antiques Market

Sept. 23, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The 63rd annual Burton Antiques Market will be held rain or shine at the Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton. There will be more than 400 dealers. Early bird admission is $25 from 8-10 a.m. followed by general admission at 10 a.m.

For more information, call 740-998-5300 or visit

SND Barbecue and Boutique

Sept. 24, 12-5 p.m.

The 61st annual Sisters of Notre Dame Chicken Barbecue and Boutique will be held on the campus of NDCL, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon. For information or to purchase tickets, visit

Learn To Square Dance

Sept. 24, 3-5 p.m.

Join for a free introduction to square dancing at 10222 Bundysburg Road in Middlefield. For more information, call 440-632-1074 or email

Slovenian Grape Festival

Sept. 25, 2 p.m.

Join the celebration at SNPJ Farm, 10946 Heath Road in Kirtland. The festival features a polka parade at 2:45 p.m. with Slovenian costumes, accordions and singing, musical entertainment by the Joey Tomsick Orchestra from 3-7 p.m. and hearty harvest fare.

For information and tickets, call 440-256-3423.


Oct. 3, 11:15 a.m.

The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association will meet at the St. Mary’s Banquet Center, 401 North St., Chardon.  Gathering time will be followed by the business meeting at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.

The program will feature Christina Elliott, deputy executive director of STRS member benefits, and Tamla Cole, STRS assistant director of member engagement and outreach. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions about recent benefit changes.

Contact Mrs. Judy Miller, 17130 Kinsman Road, Middlefield, OH 44062 or call 440-487-4324 for reservations by Sept. 24. Remember to bring paper products or canned goods for the Geauga Hunger Task Force.

Prime Time for K9s

Oct. 14, 12-8 p.m.

Partner with the Chardon VFW Post 6519 to enjoy an afternoon of fundraising to benefit the Geauga County Sherriff’s Office K-9 Unit at the post located at 752 Water St. in Chardon. The event is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m.

A prime rib dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $100 and include a reverse raffle. Raffle begins at 7:15 p.m. The event also features a Chinese auction, 50/50 and silent auction. All proceeds will go directly to the K-9 Unit.

For more information and tickets, call Matt Emrick at 440-749-0523.

Seed Saving Basics

Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to noon

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteer Nikki Coben will lead a free “Seed Saving Basics” class at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton. Learn how to select, collect, process and store seeds from favorite vegetable, fruit, annual and perennial plants and trees.

Registration is required by calling 440-834-4656. Visit for information.

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.

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.