NEOCAG meets for January
The NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society, Inc. (NEOCAG) will hold their monthly meeting on Jan. 9 via Zoom. The meeting opens at 9:15 a.m. with a presentation beginning at 9:45 a.m. The speaker will be Wally Huskonen, who will discuss the topic, “Collecting Death Certificates – Payoff and Pitfalls.” Following the presentation will be a questions and answers session and an open forum. For more information and access to the Zoom meeting, visit neocag.net or request a “limited seating” invitation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEOCAG is an educational organization for people interested in genealogical research using electronic means. They assist and sponsor programs concerning electronic genealogy for the general public. Meetings are open to the public and visitors are always welcome. Membership and visitors come from Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Summit and Ashtabula counties.
Hound hike at West Woods
Hikers can bring their dogs for a stroll through the West Woods from 1-2:30 p.m. Jan. 10. Meet at Turkey Ridge Shelter, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell, and dress for the weather. Bring dog towels, a water bowl, poop scoop and bags for clean-up. One non-aggressive dog per handler on an 8-foot maximum leash at all times. Registration is required at 440-286-9516.
Lunchtime yoga in the park
Darlene Kelbach from Fairmount Center for the Arts will instruct adults or children age 10 or older in a lunchtime yoga session from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 14 or Jan. 21 at West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat and water bottle. Social distancing will be practiced and face coverings are required. Fee is $7 for Geauga County residents and $10 for out-of-county residents. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.
Learn about radio astronomy
Learn the latest news from the field of radio astronomy and how you can join in science’s search for answers and visit a radio telescope near you during this virtual program from 7-7:45 p.m. Jan. 22 via the free software WebEx. Registration is required to receive a link to join in via email at 440-286-9516 or www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.
Geauga Walkers at Rookery
Join other active seniors for a naturalist-led, 1-plus-mile hike from 1-2:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at The Rookery, 10110 Cedar Road in Chester. If temperatures are below 20 degrees, call 440-286-9516 to confirm if the program has been canceled. For a full schedule of hikes, call 440-279-2126.
Explore UFOs in Geauga
Geauga County resident Glen Frohring will share his UFO experience and information about other documented sightings as well as his personal theories during a virtual program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Open for questions, discussions and stories to share. Registration is required at https://geaugalibrary.libcal.com.
Nature break for women
Retreat to relax and re-energize from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 in the Meyer Center, Big Creek Park, 9160 Robinson Road in Chardon. Activities include snowshoeing or walking, indoor aerobic activity and nature-themed crafts and lessons. Dress in layers with comfortable clothes for both indoor and outdoor activities. Fee is $4 for Geauga County residents and $5 for out-of-county residents. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.
Walkers at Beartown Lakes
Join other active seniors for a naturalist-led, 1-plus-mile hike from 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Beartown Lakes Reservation North Point, 18870 Quinn Road in Auburn. If temperatures are below 20 degrees, call 440-286-9516 to confirm if the program has been canceled. For a full schedule of hikes, call 440-279-2126.
Pre-orders open for fish sale
The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Spring Fish Sale will be April 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton. The district is currently accepting orders for fingerling-size largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill/sunfish mix, minnows, redear “shellcracker” sunfish, white amurs and yellow perch. Pond safety kits are also available. The order deadline is April 9. Visit geaugaswcd.com or call 440-834-1122 to obtain an order form and instructions regarding fish pickup.
To guarantee orders, complete an order form and send with payment to Geauga SWCD, P.O. Box 410, Burton, Ohio 44021 before April 9. Make checks payable to Geauga SWCD. To pay by credit card, contact the office at 440-834-1122. All proceeds support the district’s education programs.