Free fresh produce giveaway

Newbury United Community Church will be hosting a fresh produce giveaway on Oct. 5 from 9-11 a.m. The church is at 14961 Auburn Road near Route 87. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank provides this service to low-income Geauga County residents. Bring ID and bags. For more information, call the church at 440-564-5991.

Rummage and bake sale

On Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ledgewood Christian Church Youth Ministry is sponsoring a Rummage and Bake Sale to benefit Ledgewood Church youth programs and The Cleveland Christian Home. The church is located at 8261 Kinsman Road in Russell Township. For more information, call June Angle at 440-564-5912.

Women’s Connection luncheon

Cleveland East Christian Women’s Connection invites the public to a luncheon featuring Advanced Level Life Coach Roger Bassett. Three-time cancer survivor Chris Bassett will give a speech “Growth in the Valley.” Invite a friend and join Oct. 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Signature of Solon Country Club, 39000 Signature Dr. in Solon. RSVP is required by calling 440-248-4914 or emailing by Oct. 11.

Panel to discuss tragedy prevention

Temple Emanu El will welcome members of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life community – the site of one of the deadliest attacks on the Jewish community in the U.S. – as its fourth program in its series “Tragedy Inspires Continued Activism.” The focus will be to raise awareness of the need for gun safety and encourage increased community involvement. 

The event is on Nov. 18 at the Temple’s facility at 4545 Brainard Road in Orange Village. It is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will start at 7:00 p.m. During the program, attendees will have the opportunity to write down questions for the speakers.

Security will be present. No backpacks or purses are allowed. Carpooling is recommended. RSVP is recommended to 216-454-1300 or

Families volunteer at food pantry

Members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church supported a local outreach ministry, the Burton Food Cupboard, at the Burton Congregational Church. The event was sponsored by Lord of Life’s Family LIFE group and included a tour of the facility.

The Family LIFE group has been collecting “busy bag” kit supplies, including coloring books, crayons, toys and books. The group assembled these bags for kids to do while their parents are being served at the facility. The Family LIFE group met at the church, assembled the bags and kits, then headed to Burton to deliver their donations and tour the facility.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Lord of Life at 440-543-5505 or

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