Geauga Happenings
March 28, 2024 by Staff Report

The food pantry at the Chester Christian Center church is open to anyone in the community in need of food...

Food Pantry Open

March 29, 10 a.m. to noon

The food pantry at the Chester Christian Center church is open to anyone in the community in need of food. One does not need to be a member of the church to attend.

The church is located at 11815 Chillicothe Road in Chester Township.

ALM Pancake Breakfast

March 30, 7 a.m. to noon

Enjoy all-you-can-eat buttermilk pancake breakfast with real maple syrup at Abundant Life Ministry Center, 13724 Carlton St. in Burton. There are three varieties of pancakes along with sausage for $10. Add a side of eggs for $1. Check out the book sale with elementary library books and desks.

American Legion Pancakes

Sundays through April 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

American Legion Post 459 is serving its annual all-you-can-eat pancake, breakfasts every Sunday through April 14, excluding Easter Sunday, at the post located at 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton.

Geauga Skywatchers Club

April 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join Geauga Skywatchers Club for “Solar Eclipse” at the Chardon Library Branch. Learn more about the upcoming eclipse on April 8. Eclipse glasses will be distributed to registered participants. To register, visit


April 2, 11:15 a.m.

The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association will meet at the E.O.U.V. Club, 8636 Pekin Road in Russell Township. Gathering time will be followed by a business meeting at 11:30 a.m. and chicken schnitzel luncheon at noon.

Member Sandra Milton will share her story of two families – one black and one white – and how their lives intertwined. A 50/50 raffle and free lunch raffle will follow the program.

For more information, call Judy Miller at 440 487-4324. Remember to bring paper products or canned goods for Geauga County Job and Family Services.

Young of Heart 

April 5, 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. Storyteller Ginny Jescheling will present the “Ghosts of the Griffin Disaster on Lake Erie.”

Upcoming trips include a visit to the Atlas Movie Theatre behind Eastgate on April 12 for a noon movie; a May 9 trip to Bucyrus for a tour at Copper Kettle Works and stops at Cooper’s Mill and Market and Crossroad Factory Store, Grandpa’s Cheese Barn and Great American Crossroads Mural & Millennium Park; and a July 16 visit in conjunction with the West Geauga Senior Center to the Ohio Star Theatre in Walnut Creek to see “Ruth”, a Sight and Sound production. Call Kimber at 440-668-3293 for reservations and information. Everyone is welcome on Young of Heart trips.

Learn to Square Dance

April 5, 7-9 p.m.

Learn how to square dance at 10222 Bundysburg Road in Middlefield. For more information, call 440-632-1074 or email

Indoor Flea Market

April 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Munson Township’s indoor flea market will be held at the Munson Town Hall and Fire Station Bay, 12210 Auburn Road. The $1 entrance fee for shoppers will go toward the Munson Township Scholarship Fund. Youth 12 and under are free.

Contact the township office at 440-286-9255 for more information.

FGP Explorers Series

April 6, 10 a.m. to noon

Join Foundation for Geauga Parks to explore a new park featuring an elevated scenic observation deck and boardwalk at Troy Wetlands, 18725 Claridon Troy Road, Hiram Township.

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

LCRTA Lunch Meeting

April 9, 11 a.m.

The Lake County Retired Teachers Association will meet at the Kirtland Party Center, 9270 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland. Social time will be followed by the program at 11:30 a.m. and lunch. Guest speaker Christopher Gillcrist, of the National Museum of the Great Lakes, will present the “Top Ten National Stories of the Great Lakes.”

For reservations, contact Karen Sawitke, 9399 Ridgeside Drive, Mentor, OH 44060 by March 29.

For more information, visit

Genealogical Society Meets

April 9, 6:30 p.m.

Judy MacKeigan, Cleveland Metro Park historian and archivist, will present “The Canal That Created Cleveland” at the next meeting of the Geauga County Genealogical Society at the Chardon Library, 110 E Park St. She will discuss the history of the “Big Ditch” and its impact on Northeastern Ohio. The program begins at 7 p.m. following social time and a brief business meeting.

Registration is required for the free program; visit

Red Wagon Spring Dinner

April 10, 4:30-8 p.m.

The Christ Child Society of Geauga County is holding its 31st annual Red Wagon spring fundraiser dinner, raffles and auction at St. Noel Banquet Center in Willoughby Hills. Guest emcee is Jen Harcher, Channel 8 meteorologist.

The event supports the many programs and activities of the Society that has served at risk children in Geauga for over 40 years.

Tickets are $50 per person. Email Jeanette Bussoletti at or call 216-401-8190 for more information and reservations.

Happy Tails Benefit

April 21, 2-5 p.m.

The non-profit, no-kill Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary is holding a “Sunday Dinner with a Purr-pose” benefit at St. Noel Banquet Center, 35200 Chardon Road in Willoughby Hills. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. with a family-style dinner at 2:30 p.m. Event includes silent and Chinese auctions and 50-50 raffle.

Tickets are $50 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets by April 14, call or text Doreen at 440-759-0076.