Free fresh produce available

Free fresh produce will be available at Newbury United Community Church, 14916 Auburn Road, near Route 87, this Saturday, (Aug. 21) from 9-11 a.m. These events take place on the third Saturday of each month. Other upcoming dates include Sept. 18 and Oct. 16. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank provides this service to low income residents. Bring an ID and bags. Visit https://bit.ly/3iBiDse for more information.

Chardon VFW hosts fish fry

Chardon VFW will host a fish fry from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at 752 Water St. Cost is $10 for one main dish of white cod, Alaskan haddock or shrimp and two sides. Eat in or take out. Clam chowder is $4. For more information, call 440-286-3699.

Ice cream social in Munson

Munson residents are invited to stop by the Munson Township Town Hall, 12210 Auburn Road, for an ice cream social on Aug. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. An ice cream truck will be available at the town hall parking lot for residents to enjoy, courtesy of the township, while visiting other residents. While there, residents can also visit the indoor flea market, which takes place that same day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Outdoor book sale at library

Join the Orange Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library for their first book sale in over a year on Sept. 2 from 6-8 p.m. This sale will take place outdoors at the library, located at 31975 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, across the street from the Orange schools campus. For more information, contact the branch office at 216-831-4282.

Lunch program at country club

Christian Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, invites the public to lunch at Signature of Solon Country Club, 39000 Signature Drive, on Sept. 15 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will feature a floral design presentation from Breezewood Garden Center, and their featured speaker is Sandi Lemmon with a message on “Reviving the Dying Art of Conversation.”

Cost is $21 and includes lunch and the program. Reservations are required by Sept. 8 to cwcchagrin@gmail.com or 440-213-1205. All are welcome.

Fair partners with Woofstock

The Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce will host their Community Open House and Job Fair at the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field, 41324-44998 South Woodland Road in Moreland Hills, on Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in partnership with Woofstock.

Vendors may purchase 10-by-10-foot spaces for $125 and $25 for an 8-foot table and two chairs. For more information about the open house and job fair, visit cvcc.org. For more information about Woofstock, visit fundraise.rescuevillage.org/woofstock2021.

Nature exploration kayak set

Ages 10 and over with adults can enjoy a peaceful float on Lake Kelso from 10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Kayaking experience is recommended. Bring a snack, water and sunscreen to Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve, 15681 Old Rider Road in Burton. Registration is required beginning Aug. 29 at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Net monarch and meadow insects

Drop in to net butterflies and meadow insects anytime from 12:30-4 p.m. Sept. 12 in the lodge at Orchard Hills Park, 11340 Caves Road in Chester. Nets are provided, but participants may bring their own. Bring sun protection, socks, a hat and long pants.

Beeches at Beartown

Join Geauga Gems to learn about the beech tree and its connection in the forest from 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Hike about 2 miles on a gravel trail. Meet at North Point Shelter at Beartown Lakes Reservation, 18870 Quinn Road in Auburn. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Learn about the powerful dark stars and their gravity zones during a virtual program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Explore how they work, where to find them and how you can contribute to black hole research. Visit the Geauga Skywatchers YouTube channel to see Part I of this series. The program is designed for grades six through 12, but anyone can join in. Registration is required at geaugalibrary.libcal.com.

Cyclists continue weekly ride

Geauga Cyclists is a senior bike group for ages 55 and older. The cyclists will ride the Maple Highland Trail from 4-5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and 22. Bring your bike, helmet and water to the Park Avenue trailhead parking area behind Marc’s in Chardon to join an escorted ride. For more information, call 440-286-9516.

Astronomy night for Elderberries

Geauga Department on Aging and University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center will host a special Elderberries Astronomy Night from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Robert McCullough Science Center at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. Two groups will rotate between a planetarium show and night sky viewing (weather permitting) to view planets, nebulae and other celestial features in the night sky. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

End-of-summer stroll in Munson

Take a mile-long stroll along the paved trail around the lake at Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve, 11620 Ravenna Road in Munson, from 4-5:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Meet at Sunset Shelter. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Ansel’s Cave hike upcoming

Explore Ansel’s Cave on a naturalist-led, 2-mile hike from 10 a.m. to noon or 1-3 p.m. Sept. 18. Meet in the West Woods Nature Center parking lot, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell. This rare opportunity to visit this restricted area of the park will be held rain or shine, so dress accordingly and wear sturdy shoes. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Geauga Gems fall hike

Hike along the Whitetail, Tree Tappers and Drake trails to discover what the fall season looks like in Claridon Woodlands from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Meet at 11383 Claridon Troy Road. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Pawpaw hike under the moon

Enjoy a naturalist-led hike to observe nature after sunset and learn about Ohio’s official native fruit, the pawpaw, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. Weather permitting, observe the rising full moon using park telescopes. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

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