Orange pool open for summer
Orange Outdoor Pool, located behind Orange High School, 32000 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, is open for swimming lessons and open swim every day of the week for the summer. Pool hours are Monday through Friday from 1-7 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 1-6 p.m., weather permitting. Seasonal pool passes are also available for individuals, families and seniors. For information, please visit www.orangerec.com or contact Orange Education & Recreation at 216-831-8601.
Geauga Tea Party meets
The Geauga County Tea Party holds its June meeting tonight (Thursday) from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Metzenbaum Center, 8200 Cedar Road in Chester. Jon Morrow will speak on “Our Electrical Supply Grid; vulnerabilities and how to prepare for extended outages.” College Student Conservatives will give an update on campus freedom of speech issues, and Rep. Diane Grendell, R-Chester, will speak on current legislative issues. For more information, visit www.geaugateaparty.com or call 440-622-3165.
Discuss presidential candidates
The Geauga County Democratic Party will host a Hot Topic Spaghetti Dinner tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. at its headquarters, 12420 Kinsman Road in Newbury, to discuss top ten picks for the upcoming presidential election. Come enjoy dinner and see video clips of candidates and voice your opinion. Cost is $13 for members and $25 for non-members. Please reserve your space at www.geaugadems.org or call 440-273-8200.
Learn about space missions
The Orange Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, hosts a speaker from the NASA Glenn Research Center June 22 at 10 a.m. to learn about the Apollo 8 and Apollo 11 missions. For more information and to register, visit cuyahogalibrary.org or call 216-831-4282.
Learn to stream library video
Come to the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., to learn to stream video from the library’s collection to your personal device using Kanopy, Hoopla and Overdrive, June 25 at 10 a.m. Registration is requested for this free program at 440-247-3556.
Chautauqua series continues
Chagrin Arts’ next Chautauqua-in-Chagrin conversation is June 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. at The Federated Church, 76 Bell St. in Chagrin Falls. The Ohio Innocence Project’s Nancy Smith and Raymond Towler, as well as University of Cincinnati College of Law Professor Pierce Reed, will speak. For tickets, call 440-247-9700 or visit chagrinarts.org/events.
Guided meditation at library
Jan Webber of Holistic Life Solutions will lead a guided chakra meditation session at the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., June 26 at 7 p.m. No experience is necessary. Registration is requested for this free program at 440-247-3556.
Island Jeff performs
Grab your flip-flops and a tall lemonade and unwind to the island sounds of the steel drum with “Island Jeff” Cavallo, June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Solon Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Solon Library. Registration is required for this event. To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call 440-248-8777.
Professor speaks on Iran
Professor Norman Robbins will be speaking at the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., June 29 at 10 a.m. His topic will be “Iran: Friend or Foe.” The public is invited to attend this program sponsored by Patriots for Change. For more information, call 440-247-5780.
OSC summer offerings
The July/August session of classes at the Orange Senior Center, 32205 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, begins the week of July 1. Offerings include exercise classes, rejuvenation activities, learning a new skill and craft classes. To register or for more information, call the Orange Senior Center at 216-831-8600, ext. 5700.
Auburn July 4 parade
Auburn’s July 4 parade will be starting at the Meadows on Auburn Center Road proceeding to the Auburn Fire Station. Refreshments will be available, memorabilia will be on display and firemen will be on hand to answer questions at the station. If you would like to join in the parade please call Patti Phillips at 440-343-0054 or email Auburnclambake@gmail.com. The line up for the parade will be starting at 11 a.m. at the Meadows with the official start time being promptly at noon. The parade will proceed south on Auburn Road from the Meadows to Washington Street to the fire department.
Bainbridge Swing Dance set
Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys are playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on July 5 at Bainbridge Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road (Route 306). Sponsored by KCE. Lesson is at 8 p.m. with dance and live music 9-11:30pm. Cost for adults is $15, youth $10, family $35. For more information, call 216-316-0068.
OSC screens ‘The Mule’
The Orange Senior Center, 32205 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, screens “The Mule” July 8 at 6 p.m. as part of its free Movie Mondays. Popcorn and pop can be purchased at the door. Pre-registration is required. This event is a program of Orange Schools/Orange Community Education & Recreation. To register or for more information, call 216-831-8600, ext. 5700.
Dettlebach to speak
The Geauga County Democratic Party will host an evening with Steve Dettlebach, former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, during the group’s annual dinner on July 14 at the Metzenbaum Center, 8200 Cedar Road, Chester Township.
Mr. Dettlebach plans to speak about the Mueller report and the legal, ethical and political issues involved in impeachment. Dinner will be served along with adult beverages.
Cost is $50 per person. Please reserve your space at www.geaugadems.org or call 440-273-8200.
Red Raider Camp reunion events
Fox and Billie Smith’s Red Raider Camp will celebrate a three-day reunion of former campers, riders and staff members July 12-14. On July 12, meet for dinner and cocktails at ThornCreek Winery, 155 Treat Road in Aurora, from 6-9 p.m. On July 13, there will be a 2 p.m. tour of the Red Raider Riding Stables, 8782 Kinsman Road in Russell, and a 5:30 p.m. dinner during the $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field (corner of Route 87 and Chagrin River Road).
The Fox and Billie Smith Memorial Grand Prix Brunch will begin at 11 a.m. on July 14. The brunch is $60 per person and includes VIP parking, entrance to the show grounds, brunch and a ringside seat to the Cleveland Grand Prix in the buffet tent. Proceeds will benefit the Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center and Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic.
To make reservations, visit chagrinhunterjumperclassic.org/spectator-fun/ and use the yellow “Add to Cart” icons under each of the horse show’s special events.