International dinner fundraiser

Newbury United Community Church, 14916 Auburn Road in Newbury, will host their 50th annual International Dinner on Oct. 26 from 5-6:30 p.m. Admisison is $10 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12. Admission is free for Children under 6 years old. Family admission (two adults and two or more children) is $25. Contact Patrick Casseday at 440-321-0097 with questions.

Fall Festival at Valley Lutheran

On Oct. 27, Valley Lutheran Church will host its Annual Fall Festival, beginning with lunch, then crafts and games for the children, and ending with Trunk or Treat in the upper parking lot. Bring candy to pass out and a car decorated appropriately. Children are encouraged to wear appropriate costumes (nothing gory) to the service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Valley Lutheran Church is located at 87 E. Orange St. in Chagrin Falls. For more information, call 440-247-0390.

Weingold Fall Forum

Join B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, 27501 Fairmount Blvd. in Pepper Pike, for their annual adult education series on Thursdays from Nov. 7 to 21. Classes are at 7 p.m. and 8:10 p.m, and registration is open to the community. Cost is $20 for one class or $30 for both evening classes.

Classes include topics such as views of the afterlife, Jewish clay art and immigration and will be led by local rabbis and professors. There will also be an open library with librarian R. Raphael Simon from 6:30-7 p.m.

Register in advance at the synagogue office or at

Holiday boutique

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 11900 Chillicothe Road in Chester Township, will host a “Gift of the Magi” holiday boutique Nov. 8-9 with handcrafted items by more than 35 juried crafters. For a $5 admission rate on Nov. 8 from 7-9 p.m., there will be an adults-only preview sale with music, hors d’oeuvres and wine. Admission is free on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a raffle for a hand-crafted quilt will be held. Shoppers who also visit the boutiques at St. Anselm Catholic Church, 13013 Chillicothe Road, and Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland, will be eligible for one of three grand prizes. Call St. Mark Lutheran for more information at 440-729-1668.

Holiday bazaar

Church of the Western Reserve, 30500 Fairmount Blvd. in Pepper Pike will host 40 vendors for a holiday bazaar on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baked goods, attic treasures and a hot lunch will be available. Admission is $2, and parking is free. Call 440-442-2220 or visit for more information.

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