DTJ Taborville dinner

On July 26, DTJ Taborville, 9850 North Blvd. in Auburn, will hold a chicken and duck dinner, serving from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $12.50 for an adult dinner and $6.50 for a children’s chicken dinner. Half of a duck dinner is $17.50 onsite or to-go. Dinner includes dumplings, sauerkraut, a homemade doughnut and coffee. Czech beers will be available at the bar. Music by Anthony Culkar will be from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Due to social distancing precautions, there will be no dancing.

Reservations must be in by today (June 23). For reservations and more information about DTJ events, call 440-543-8494.

Story walk at library

Stop by the Orange Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, anytime and enjoy a story walk outside, along the front of the building. The library is currently featuring the picture book “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle. Watch for new stories in the near future. For more information, call the branch library at 216-831-4282.

Connect over coffee

Join the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce July 29 at 10 a.m. for a virtual Women’s Coffee Connect, “Amazing Women in History.”

Each attendee will receive an email of a specific woman in history prior to the coffee to learn about and share with the coffee connect. Attendees can join this conversation from the comfort of their own workspace. A Zoom invite and selected individual will be emailed directly after registration. For more information or to register, visit CVCC.org.

Hike under sturgeon moon

Experience nature at night on a 2-mile, naturalist-led hike over level trails from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. Learn about this month’s moon, the Great Lakes sturgeon, and watch the full moon rise over Observatory Park. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Geauga Skywatchers meet

Discover the hidden pattern behind the alignments of the sun and moon called the Saros Cycle, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Burton Public Library, 14588 W. Park St. Also learn about the library’s new telescope lending program and some basics on how to use a telescope to view the moons of Jupiter and rings of Saturn. Registration is required at geaugalibrary.libcal.com. The program is wheelchair and stroller accessible. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Geauga Walkers at Swine Creek

Active seniors are welcome to hike over 1 mile on a naturalist-led walk from 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in Lake Side shelter at Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield. Call Geauga Senior Center for a full schedule of walks at 440-279-2126. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Invasive plant species workshop set

Natural resources land steward Joel Firem talks about the different invasive species at Geauga Park District from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 6 at West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell. The presentation is followed by a hike to find these invasive plants. This is a joint program with Geauga Master Gardener Volunteers and the Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Meet the gas giant planets

Explore the solar system’s inhabitants and learn about the gas giants in other solar systems from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Robert McCullough Science Center, Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. If weather conditions permit, this program will be followed by night-sky viewing until 11 p.m. The program is wheelchair and stroller accessible and no registration is required. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Meet nature artist Jim Trombo

Meet photographer Jim Trombo and view his collection of more than 40 nature photographs presented on canvas from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 7 at West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell. His artwork will be on display through Oct. 5. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

HomeGrown going virtual

Geauga Growth Partnership’s HomeGrown Geauga is going virtual on Aug. 7 from 7:30-9 p.m.

Originally scheduled to take place at Sapphire Creek, the live-streamed fundraiser will be open to the public completely online with several watch party packages available, starting at $50.

The night will include entertainment and special guests, which will be hosted by local auctioneers Scott Mihalic and Kimm Leininger. GGP will still offer a silent auction, $5000 cash raffle, a live auction and more. Share this event with friends and on social media, using the hashtag #hgg2020. Consider hosting a watch party or become a sponsor. For more information on watch party packages and to purchase tickets, visit https://one.bidpal.net/ggp20.

Dragon hunting at the Rookery

Explore the wetland habitat of the Rookery and discover what dragonflies and damselflies inhabit the area from 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Learn about these insects, observe their behaviors and try to catch some with provided nets. Bring binoculars, cameras, sunscreen and water to the Rookery at 10110 Cedar Road in Chester. Wear sturdy walking shoes to venture off-trail; no flip-flops or sandals allowed. Registration is required at 440-286-9516. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Geauga Gems evening hike set

Take a guided hike on the trails at Sunnybrook Preserve, 12474 Heath Road in Chester, from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Participants should be able to walk at least 1.5 miles over hilly terrain. This event is held rain or shine, so dress accordingly and bring drinking water. Registration is required at 440-286-9516. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Women’s retreat at Headwaters

A women’s retreat is from 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 15 at the Boathouse in Headwaters Park, 13365 Old State Road in Huntsburg. Activities available include yoga, kayaking or another nature-related activity. Bring a mat or beach towel for yoga and dress in layers with comfortable clothes for being outside.

Fee is $4 for in-county residents and $5 out-of-county residents. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or www.geaugaparkdistrict.org. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Astronomy night with CVAS

Join members of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society to observe the wonders of the night sky using their newly restored telescope from 7-11 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Nassau Astronomical Station at Observatory Park, 10350 Clay St. in Montville, just north of the main campus entrance. Discover this amazing facility and all it has to offer. The program will be cancelled if there are cloudy conditions. This event is wheelchair and stroller accessible. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Concert in the park

Enjoy the high-energy traditional folk and bluegrass music by the Hiram Rapids Stumblers from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Claridon Woodlands, 11383 Claridon Troy Road. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating in the grass. This concert will move inside if there is inclement weather. The program is wheelchair and stroller accessible, and registration is required at 440-286-9516. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Plant meadows and meander

Learn how to start a meadow that benefits wildlife and pollinators from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Katydid Lodge at Frohring Meadows, 16780 Savage Road in Bainbridge. An indoor presentation will be followed by an outdoor walk to view the display of meadow and prairie plants at Frohring Meadows from 2:30-4 p.m. Registration is required for both programs (separate registration) that are wheelchair and stroller accessible. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

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