Food distribution at fairgrounds

United Way Services of Geauga County and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank will provide boxes of food to Geauga residents from 3-5 p.m. every Tuesday in February and March at the Geauga County Fairgrounds, 14373 N. Cheshire St. in Burton. Pre-registration is required each week at 216-738-2265 or

Lunch and Learn upcoming

Join Hello LLC with the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce to hear from Michelle Venorsky for a Lunch and Learn session for advertising tips via Zoom on Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon. The lunch sponsor for this session is Paninis. Participants will receive a $10 gift card to enjoy lunch at another time, but must attend the event to receive the gift card. The link will be emailed the day before the event. For more information or to register, email or visit Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

Learn about beekeeping

On Feb. 25 and March 25, Dale Olson will present workshops on beekeeping for beginners with the Geauga County Beekeepers Association education program. Learn the basics of honey bee biology, where to get bees, how to start a hive, equipment, feeding, inspections, swarm control and more. Information on package bees, nucs and equipment will be available at the workshop. Both workshops will take place at the Gardiner Elementary Center, 9421 E. Bainbridge Road in Bainbridge, in room C7, from 6:30-9 p.m. Cost is $55 per family and includes a book about bees. Registration and agenda information is available at or by calling 440-543-2552.

Order pancake breakfasts

The Bainbridge Civic Club will host two pancake breakfasts on March 7 and 14 as takeout only. Meals, which must be ordered online and in advance, will be available for pick-up at the Kenston High School, 9500 Bainbridge Road, between 8 a.m. and noon. Meal combinations are limited. Order cutoff is before midnight on March 5. Visit for the menu and to place orders. For more information, email All proceeds benefit senior scholarships and Bainbridge Area Food for Friends.

Join the Geauga Walkers

Join other active seniors for a naturalist-led, 1-plus-mile walk from 1-2:30 p.m. March 23 at Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Park, 7940 Cedar Road in Chester. Call the senior center at 440-279-2126 for a full schedule of walks.

Buy GSWC trees, fish

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for the 2021 Tree Sale and Spring Fish Sale. Order forms and details are at The deadline to order trees is April 1 with pick-up on April 23 and 24. The deadline to order spring fish is April 9 with pick-up on April 15. The pick-up site for both is the Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton. For more information, call 440-834-1122 or email

Legion serves pancakes

Atwood-Mauck American Legion Post 459 annual pancake and sausage breakfasts are available as takeout only every Sunday through April 18, except April 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton. The public is welcome. For more information, call 440-834-1191.

Pancake breakfast at VFW

Chardon VFW Post 6519 annual pancake breakfasts are held every Sunday through April 25, except April 4, from 8 a.m. to noon at 752 Water St. in Chardon. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs made to order, French toast, sausage, bacon, ham, home fries, toast and beverages. Senior and kids menus are available as well as carryout. For more information, call 440-285-3699.

Donate to the Red Cross

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to help with the new surge of COVID-19 cases. Blood donations will be taken from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at St. Noel Church, 35200 Chardon Road in Willoughby Hills; from 2-7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Mayfield Church, 7747 Mayfield Road in Chester; from noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at Middlefield Library, 16167 E. High St.; from noon to 6 p.m. March 3 at Notre Dame Preschool, 13000 Auburn Road in Munson; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 4 at Adam Hall, 11455 East Washington St. in Auburn; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 at Concord Community Center, 7671 Auburn Road; from 1-7 p.m. March 11 and 25 at Bainbridge Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Bainbridge; and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 14 at Church of St. Mary, 401 North St. in Chardon. For appointments and a list of other locations, call 800-733-2767 or visit


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