Geauga Happenings
February 29, 2024 by Staff Report

In honor of Black History Month, the Geauga Democratic Women’s Caucus presents the movie “Harriet” at the Geauga Democratic Headquarters, 12420 Kinsman Road, Newbury Township...

Geauga Dems Film Showing

Feb. 29, 7 p.m.

In honor of Black History Month, the Geauga Democratic Women’s Caucus presents the movie “Harriet” at the Geauga Democratic Headquarters, 12420 Kinsman Road, Newbury Township. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
All are welcome to the free event; donations will be accepted.

For information, call 440-273-8200.

GEL Breakfast

March 1, 8-9:30 a.m.

Attorney Meg Pauken, vice president, League of Women Voters of Geauga, will present “Be an Informed and Engaged Citizen in Geauga County’ at the next Geauga Economic Leadership (G.E.L.) breakfast at Kent State University – Geauga, 14111 Claridon Troy Road, Burton.

Breakfast and networking begin at 8 a.m. Free and open to the public.

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

Young of Heart

March 1, 11:30 a.m.

Geauga Young of Heart will meet at St. Anselm Church in Chester Township. Bring a brown bag lunch. Snacks and beverages are provided. Enjoy musical entertainment by Joe Scigliano.

On March 17, the group will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a 3 p.m. dinner at the Silver Skillet in Chester Township. Call Kimber at 440-668-3293 for reservations.

Have A Heart Spay/Neuter

Valley Save-A-Pet will open its 2024 Have A Heart low cost spay/neuter program on March 2. The program offers cat and dog sterilizations at a discounted rate to pet owners.

Call 440-232-2287 any Monday, Wednesday or the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for information and to apply for a spay/neuter certificate. Feral cat caregivers are also encouraged to call.

To learn more about the organization, programs and events, visit

Maple Driving Tour

March 2, 3, 9 and 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 2024 N.E. Ohio “How Sweet It Is” drive-it-yourself Maple Tour hosted by Maple Producers of NE Ohio the first two weekends of March. Maple syrup producers across northeast Ohio will open their sugarhouses to visitors to learn about their operations and see how maple syrup and maple products are made.
For a complete list of participating producers and a map of locations, visit

FGP Explorers Series

March 2, 10 a.m. to noon

Join Foundation for Geauga Parks for a winter hike at Russell Uplands Preserve, 15200 Russell Road, Chagrin Falls.

For information or to register, visit or call 440-564-1048.

Burton Book Sale

March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stop by after one of the local pancake breakfasts to shop Burton Public Library’s book sale. Entrance to the book sale is at the back of the building located at 14588 W. Park St.

Geauga Skywatchers Club

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

Join Geauga Skywatchers Club for “Total Solar Eclipse of a Lifetime” at the Thompson Library Branch. Learn what to expect on the day of the eclipse on April 8, explore the history of solar eclipses in Ohio and share ways to view it safely. To register, visit

Equal Justice Under The Law

March 5, 4:30-6 p.m.

Justice William O’Neill and Mary Briggs are hosting Judge Terri Jamison, 10th District Court of Appeals and Ohio Supreme Court candidate, at Heritage House on Chardon Square. Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

For more information, contact

Career Exploration Open House

March 5, 5-7 p.m.

Geauga Growth Partnership is partnering with Kent State University-Geauga and OhioMeansJobs to host a free Career Exploration Open House for youth in grades 6-12 at KSU Geauga, 14111 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton. All job seekers and students are invited to learn more about connecting passions to professions, network with more than 20 local employers across in-demand industries and learn more about education and employment opportunities.

No registration is required. Call 440-564-1060 or 440-285-1116 with questions.

Beer and Hymns

March 10, 3-5:30 p.m.

Celebration Lutheran Church, 10621 Auburn Road, Chardon, is hosting the Chardon Polka Band for Beer and Hymns to benefit SubZero Mission organization.

Food and soft drinks will be provided. Attendees 21 and older may bring a beverage of their choice. Monetary donations and/or donations of gloves, hats, coats, boots, sleeping bags and other warming items will be accepted.

For more information, call Paul Gochnour at 440-897-0121.

GGP Annual Meeting

March 20, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Geauga Growth Partnership (GGP) will hold its annual business meeting at Generations Event and Reception Center, 12809 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. Join to reflect on GCP’s achievements, discuss the future and highlight the impact of GGP’s relationships with members and partners.

Featured speakers from Bricker Graydon LLP will highlight economic development growth opportunities for Geauga County and Northeast Ohio.

For information and to register, call 440-564-1060 or visit