Democratic candidates to speak
Patriots for Change are sponsoring an event at the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., on March 14 at 10 a.m. Democratic candidates Betsy Rader and Hillary O’Connor Mueri will speak. Ms. Rader is running or the Ohio State Senate in the18th District, and Ms. O’Connor Mueri is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio District 14.
Tax assistance available
Volunteers from AARP are available to assist with filing 2019 federal and state taxes. Appointments are required at the local Geauga County Public Libraries listed below. Bring to the appointment: copy of your 2018 tax returns, proof of identity, Social Security card, all 2019 tax forms, all health insurance information and/or forms regarding the Affordable Care Act. The following are locations and dates:
Bainbridge Library, 17222 Snyder Road, March 16, 23, 28, 30, April 4, 6, 11. Call 440-543-5611.
Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., March 18, 25, April 1, 8. Call 440-285-7601.
Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chester. March 19, 26, April 2, 9. Call 440-729-4250.
Middlefield Library, 16167 E. High St., March 24, 31, April 7, 14. Call 440-632-1961.
Talk shipwrecks over lunch
The Chagrin Valley Woman’s Club invites the public to its first meeting of spring on March 16 at The Tanglewood Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail in Bainbridge. A social gathering will begin at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon for $25. The program for the meeting will be presented by Kevin Magee, the co-founder of the Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE), an organization that found 35 shipwrecks in Lake Erie. Mr. Magee, a mechanical engineer with an interest in geologic and natural history, is president of the Cleveland Geologic Society and arranges trips to nearby areas of geologic interest. For more information, call 440-708-2858.
Friends host book sale
The Geauga West Friends of the Library annual book sale runs 6-8:30 p.m. on March 18, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on March 19, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 20 and bag day is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 21, where shoppers can fill a grocery bag full of books for one low price. There will be a special members preview from 4-6 p.m. March 18. Call 440-729-4250 or visit GeaugaLibrary.net for more information.
Foster care meeting
Geauga County Job and Family Services will hold a public information meeting on March 19 at 6 p.m. at Mayfield Church, 7747 Mayfield Road in Chester Township. Consider becoming a foster and/or adoptive family. The agency will walk through the process of becoming certified. Contact Amy Buresch to RSVP or to schedule a private information session at 440-285-1224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amish history in Geauga County
The Burton Public Library, 14588 W. Park St., will host John Gingerich from the Geauga Amish Historical Library at 6:30 p.m. March 19 to discuss Amish history from its beginnings in Europe to their settlement in Geauga County. Learn what current trends are affecting the Amish. No registration is required. For more information, call 440-834-4466 or visit burtonlibrary.org.
Saunter with salamanders
Join a short indoor program on amphibian migration into woodland vernal pools from 9-10:30 a.m. March 21 at Meyer Center in Big Creek Park, 9160 Robinson Road in Chardon. Join a naturalist to visit pools to check for giant mole salamanders and other aquatic critters following the program. No registration is required for this free hands-on program. Bring a camera for unique photo opportunities. Call 440-286-9516 for more information.
Munson Indoor Flea Market set
Munson Township’s Indoor Flea Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 21 at Munson Town Hall and Fire Station Bay, 12210 Auburn Road. Proceeds from the $1 admission fee benefit the Munson Township Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 440-286-9255.
Medicare made easy
Learn how to make wise decisions about Medicare coverage Parts A, B, C, D and Medicare supplementals at 7 p.m. March 24 at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chester. For more information, call 440-729-4250.
Center to discuss baseball history
Chardon Senior Center hosts Cleveland Indians Baseball Day at 11 a.m. March 24. Baseball historian Scott Longert will discuss the Cleveland Indians Baseball in the Prewar Years 1937-1941 with details and anecdotes about this period for the team. Seniors enjoy baseball stadium foods for lunch at noon. Cost is $10 per senior. For more information, call 440-279-2126.
3D printing for beginners
Adults learn basic 3D design skills in the online app Tinkercad, then design a keychain and have it printed from 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 25 at the Burton Public Library, 14588 W. Park St. Participants must have basic mouse and keyboard skills. Registration is required at 440-834-4466 or burtonlibrary.org.
Nassau night sky viewing
Observe the wonders of the night sky using a giant research-grade telescope from 7-11 p.m. March 28 in the Nassau Astronomical Station at Observatory Park, 10350 Clay St. in Montville, just north of the main campus entrance. A planetarium presentation in the McCullough Science Center will be held if weather prevents sky viewing. No registration is required.
Planetarium show upcoming
Learn what to watch for in the night sky this week from 2-3 p.m. March 29 at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. The building open house is from 1-4 p.m. The program is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Weather permitting, also view the sun using the planetarium’s safe solar-viewing equipment. Call 440-286-9516 for more information.
Hike the Claridon Woodlands
Enjoy an early spring hike on the Tree Tapper and Drake trails in Claridon Woodlands from 2-3:30 p.m. March 29 at 11393 Claridon Troy Road in Claridon. For more information, call 440-286-9516.
Join Geauga County active seniors for a naturalist-led, 1-plus-mile walk from 1-2:30 p.m. March 31 at Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve, Sunset Shelter, 11620 Ravenna Road in Munson. If temperatures are below 20 degrees, call 440-279-2126 to see if the hike will be held.
Learn about Civil War women
James A. Garfield National Historic Site will present a program to honor women in history at 7 p.m. March 31 at Chardon Public Library, 110 East Park St. The program will focus on two important women of the Civil War Era: Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, and Dr. Mary E. Walker, the only female recipient of the Medal of Honor. Register at 440-285-7601 for this free program.
Geauga Shutterbugs meet
Geauga’s photography enthusiasts gather in the Bostwick Room at Chardon Public Library at 6:30 p.m. April 2 to explore photography techniques, give and receive critiques and more. All experience levels are welcome to this free meeting at 110 East Park St. Visit Geaugashutterbugs.weebly.com for more information.
Library hosts origami workshop
Learn the art of Japanese paper folding from 2-3:30 p.m. April 3 at Middlefield Library, 16167 East High St. Craft a bookmark, a paper box and the classic crane. Origami paper is provided. To register, call 440-632-1961.
Hunt for Easter eggs
The Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Chester, will host an Easter egg decoration and hunt from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 4. Call 440-729-4250 for more information.
Detox for spring
Join wellness consultants from Heinen’s Grocery Store as they discuss the importance of detoxing and offer a tasting of detoxing foods and drinks at 2 p.m. April 7 at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Chester. To register, call 440-729-4250.
Learn over-the-counter safety
Learn the importance and safety of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and prescription drugs from the experts at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center at 2 p.m. April 8 at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Chester. To register, call 440-729-4250.
Lakeland golf outing upcoming
The Lakeland Foundation will host the 29th Annual Golf Outing on June 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Denis Golf Course, 10660 Chardon Road in Chardon. Register and pay by May 29. Register as an early bird by May 8 to receive a free mulligan. Make a memorable day with a round of golf, dinner and raffles. Funds generated will benefit the Lakeland Foundation, which supports the strategic priorities of Lakeland Community College. Consider becoming a sponsor to enrich students. Call 440-525-7103 for more information or to register.