Hambden Grange Bluegrass Jamboree
Hambden Grange will host Mark Posey’s Doghouse Entertainment Bluegrass Jamboree, April 27 featuring Young & Blue and M&M Express. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Food stand will be available. Tickets are $10 for adults and children under 11 are free.
Knights of Columbus hosts breakfast
St. Mary of Chardon Knights of Columbus hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 28 in the cafeteria, 401 North St. in Chardon. Scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon are included.
Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $3 children ages 6 to 12; children 5 and under are free.
Hidden gems hike at Holbrook
Join a naturalist to explore the trails of Holbrook Hollows from 1-3 p.m. April 28. Discover nature in this new park located at 7250 Country Lane in Bainbridge.
Dress for the weather and expect hilly terrain. Registration is required at 440-286-9516.
Annual spring walk bird series
Enjoy an early morning guided walk to observe and identify a variety of birds as they return to prime breeding habitats from 7:30-9:30 a.m. April 28 at the Rookery, 10110 Cedar Road in Chester. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a bird guide.
Auburn spring plant sale
Auburn Career Center’s Landscape Horticulture Spring Plant Sale begins April 29 at 10985 Girdled Road in Concord. Sale hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 12-2 p.m. while supplies last. A wide variety of plants and hanging baskets are available. For more information, call 440-357-7542 or visit www.auburncc.org.
Cleveland then and now
The Friends of Bainbridge Library host Laura DeMarco, author of “Cleveland Then and Now,” to present the many dramatic transformations Cleveland has made over the last 150 years at 7 p.m. April 30 at Bainbridge Branch Library, 17222 Snyder Road at East Washington Street in Bainbridge.
This program is free and all are welcome. Register at 440-543-5611 or www.geaugalibrary.net.
Trinkets and treasures sale
The Federated Church of Chagrin Falls annual Trinkets and Treasures Sale is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2 and 3, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 4 at the Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Bainbridge. May 4 is also half price bag day. Admission is free.
Shop the “First Opportunity to Buy” sale from 5:30-8 p.m. May 1 where admission is $10. Bids will be accepted on an antique oil painting and award-winning handmade quilt. A collection of paintings will be offered during the event.
All proceeds benefit the church’s programs and missions. For more information, call 440-247-6490 or visit www.Fed-Church.org.
Mayfield Church rummage sale
Mayfield United Methodist Church, 7747 Mayfield Road in Chester, holds a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 2; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 4, bag day.
Learn about frogs and salamanders during a fun indoor presentation from 3-4:30 p.m. May 4 at West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell. An outdoor, half-mile hike to experience the sights and sounds follows. Dress for the weather. No registration is required.
Masonic spaghetti dinner
The Western Reserve Masonic Lodge hosts a spaghetti and meatball dinner from 4-6 p.m. May 4 at 216 E. Main St. (Route 88) in West Farmington. The meal includes salad, bread, cake, coffee and juice.
Cost is $7 for adults, $4.50 for ages 5-12 and under 5 is free. Carry-outs are available for $7.50.
Proceeds benefit Special Olympics and scholarships for youth in our communities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Frog Fest “Party Line” call list
Register to be called when conditions are right for the noisy courtship of gray tree frogs and green frogs as they come to woodland pools to breed, sometime in May, from 8-9:30 p.m. Expect a short notice of the call.
To register, call 440-286-9516 or www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.
A million thanks with Home Instead
Home Instead presents a senior care program, “A Million Thanks,” from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 22 at Chardon Senior Center, 12555 Ravenwood Drive in Munson. Write cards to soldiers to let them know how grateful we are to them and their service to our country. For reservations, call 440-279-2126. If you require transit or lunch, reservations are due May 10.
3-D printing beginner 101
Learn basic 3-D design skills in the online app Tinkercard, then design your own keychain and have it printed from 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 23 at Burton Public Library, 14588 W. Park St. in Burton.
Registration is required at www.burtonlibrary.org.
For more information, call 440-834-4466.
Memorial Day service
Atwood-Mauck American Legion Post 459 Burton/Middlefield will hold a Memorial Day service at Burton Village Gazebo May 27 at 11:30 a.m. An open house will follow at the post “home” at 14052 Goodwin St. Call 440-834-1191 for more information.
Explore the world of hydrangeas
Master Gardener Volunteers present a program on hydrangeas from 7-9 p.m. May 30 at the Geauga County OSU Extension office at Patterson Center (north end of Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road.
Eric Barrett, Mahoning County Extension educator, speaks on the world of hydrangeas, which varieties work best in our area gardens and landscape and how to care for them to maintain a thriving plant. Receive educational materials as well as your own hydrangea to take home.
Cost is $30. Walk-ins are welcome, but advance registration is appreciated at 440-834-4656. Mail checks, payable to OSU Extension to PO Box 387, Burton 44021. Visit www.geauga.osu.edu for more information.
Cement leaves craft class
Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers host a two-part craft class to create cement leaves from 9 a.m. to noon June 1 and 7-9 p.m. June 5 at an off-site location.
Registration is open for one of the most popular classes. Make beautiful cement leaves for outdoors or even indoor decor. Select a leaf of choice from over 100 plants during the first class and mold the leaf from the prepared cement mix. Return for the second class when the leaf has cured and unmold it. Learn how to complete the curing process and apply decorative finishes at home.
Cost is $50 for instruction and materials. To register, call 440-834-4656. For more information, visit www.geauga.osu.edu.
Stream quality monitoring program
Be part of the Millennium Youth Conservationists team to explore the streams and rivers in Geauga County.
From June to August, twice a month, all ages are welcome to attend the outings in collaboration with the Ohio Division of Natural Resources Scenic Rivers program. Use kick seines, sediment sticks, phosphorus test kits and more to determine the health of area streams and rivers while providing official stream data to ODNR. Discover aquatic critters such as crayfish, dragonflies, water pennies, caddisflies and others living in our local streams.
For more information, contact Colleen Sharp at 440-834-1122, ext. 6, or email email@example.com.
West Woods Wednesdays
Geauga Park District’s West Woods Wednesdays Farm Market will be held from 4-7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, July to September, at West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell.
Geauga Park District is accepting applications from interested farm market vendors, particularly those with fresh produce, flowers, breads/baked items and similar products. Apply at www.geaugaparkdistrict.org under Activities, then special Events and Art Shows, and find a link to the 2019 vendor application.