Geauga Happenings
July 4, 2024 by Staff Report

Geauga Young of Heart will meet at St. Anselm Church in Chester Township...

Young of Heart 

July 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 will be provided. Tom Todd will perform with his banjo and guitar.

In partnership with the West Geauga Senior Center, the group will visit the Ohio Star Theatre in Walnut Creek on July 16 to see “Ruth,” a Sight and Sound production. For more information, call Kimber at 440-668-3293.

FGP Explorers Series

July 6, 10 a.m. to noon

Join Foundation for Geauga Parks on a two-mile hike to explore Nero Nature Preserve, 12150 Bean Road in Chardon.

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

Gospel Trail Fundraiser

July 7, 6 p.m.

The Gospel Friends Quartet will host a fundraiser concert with special guest One Heart at Chardon Baptist Church, 363 Wilson Mills Road.

For more information on the Gospel Trail – Singin’ on the Grounds event, call Brad at 440-669-3147.

Entertainment in the Park

July 9, 7 p.m.

Thompson Township continues its free summer entertainment series on Thompson Square with In Cahootz.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Well-behaved pets are welcome.

Refreshments will be offered by local organizations. For information, call Audrey Kerr, 440-862-0043, or Pat Downing, 440-968-3558.

VFW Wednesday Dinners

Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.

Chardon VFW Post 6519 will serve baked ziti with homemade meat sauce dinners on Wednesdays in July at the post located at 752 Water St. Open to the public, call 440-285-3699 for carryout orders.

Steam Engine & Railroad Exhibition

July 11-13

The annual Middlefield Steam Engine & Railroad exhibition will be held at the historic park located at 14466 Madison Road in Middlefield.

On display will be demonstrations of various types of antique machinery, such as steam traction engines and gas tractors and steam-powered sawmills and wood processing. Enjoy daily live-steam train rides, horse events, barrel racing, antique tractor and horse pulls, a silent auction to benefit Nauvoo Country School, trail rides and much more. Admission is free for children 12 and under. 440-632-0052

Christmas in July

July 11, 6:30 p.m.

The Chesterland Historical Village hosts first lady Lucretia Garfield, portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer, presenting the Garfields’ connections to Chester Township in the Olde Town Hall.

After the program, enjoy a Christmas in July potluck picnic on the village green with gourmet hot dogs, beverages and a visit from Santa Claus. Bring a dish to share.

The event is free, but reservations are required at 440-729-1830. The village is located at Caves and Mayfield roads in Chester Township.

Yard, Trunk & Craft Sale

July 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

July 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Middlefield Chamber of Commerce is hosting a yard, trunk and craft sale at Jordak Elementary School, 16000 E. High St. Yard sales will take place throughout the community; maps with the locations will be available at Jordak. For information or to register a spot, email or call 440-632-5705

Maple Splash Festival

July 13, 2-9 p.m.

The drawing for the Rotary Club of Burton-Middlefield’s Maple Splash Raffle will be held at the Maple Splash Festival at Century Village in Burton. Admission is free. There are over $100,000 in prizes including the grand prize of a 2023 Chevy Silverado. The event also includes a 50/50 raffle, live music, food trucks, hot air balloon rides, a clown and balloon artist, games and prizes.

Canned goods will be collected for the Veterans Food Pantry.

Visit for rules, a full list of prizes and to see a list of local retailers selling tickets.

CWC Lunch and Program

July 16, 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Join Christian Women’s Connection of Lake County for a ladies luncheon at Pine Ridge Country Club, 30601 Ridge Road, Wickliffe. Sarah Strang will present “Euclid Beach Memories” and Stonecroft speaker Kate Barrett will present “It was just an ordinary day …until it wasn’t.”

To RSVP by July 11, email or call 440-487-0661.