Design a bra for a good cause

The Geauga Medical Center Auxiliary will host a “Bras for a Cause” event during a special tea luncheon May 4 at 11 a.m. at Sisters of Notre Dame Community Hall, 13000 Auburn Road in Chardon. The fundraiser invites individuals and groups to create a decorated bra with a meaningful theme and will feature door prizes, basket raffle, inspirational messages and more. All proceeds will benefit UH Geauga Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center patient needs. Tickets are $12. For more information, contact Karen at 440-285-6271.

CDFF women’s event

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival hosts “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” an evening of short films, signature cocktails and women celebrating women, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Fairmount Center for the Arts, 8400 Fairmount Road in Russell. Cost is $35. For more information and to buy tickets, visit

Happy Tails fundraiser

“A Purr-Fect Party: Wine, Beer & Wood-Fired Pizza” will be held May 18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to benefit the nonprofit, no-kill Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary in Chester. The event will be held at Colonial Wine & Beverage, 8389 Mayfield Road in Chester.

Cost is $40 and covers wine and beer tasting featuring six wines and four beers, wood-fired vegetarian and meat pizza baked while you watch by Wood Fire Catering and Baking, appetizers, salad, hot and cold beverages, dessert and access to a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Space is limited to 120 attendees, so reservations are recommended by May 10. Tickets will be held at the door.

For more information or to make reservations, call or text Doreen at 440-759-0076, email Tickets can be purchased via PayPal or sending a check or money order made out to Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary, P.O. Box 581, Chesterland, OH 44026.

Tales of Cleveland’s subway

Join Mark Souther, Cleveland State University professor of history, for the fascinating and seldom told story of Cleveland’s failed subway, April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Solon Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway. To register, call 440-248-8777 or visit

Gates Mills book sale

The Friends of the Gates Mills Library holds a book sale at the library, 1491 Chagrin River Road, April 12-14. A membership preview sale for sponsor and life members is held April 12 from 4-5:30 p.m. The book sale is open April 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. is $5 bag sale day. For more details, call 440-423-4808.

Tuesday book discussion 

Join the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., for a discussion on “The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit” by Michael Finkel, April 16 at 2 p.m. Call 440-247-3556 for more details.

Caregiver support group

All caregivers are welcome to attend a professionally facilitated support group to discuss resources, tools and techniques April 16 at 3 p.m. at the Orange Senior Center, 32205 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike. A $2 donation is requested. This program is made possible by a grant from the Ohio Department of Aging through the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging. To register or for more information, call 216-831-8600 ext. 5700.

Résumé workshop

The Solon Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway, holds a special two-hour workshop offering the latest tips and trends to help your résumé and cover letter stand out from the rest, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. To register, call 440-248-8777, visit or stop in to the library.

Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt

The Chagrin Valley Jaycees will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Chagrin Falls Riverside Park, April 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. For more information, email or call 440-247-1004.

Solon Friends book sale

Friends of the Solon Library will have their annual spring book sale April 24-28 at the Solon Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway. The sale features a members-only April 24 preview from 7-9 p.m. The public is welcome to join at the door and shop that evening. Stop by for great deals April 25 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., April 26 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and April 26 (half-price day) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 from 1-5 p.m. is bargain-price day, where you can fill an entire grocery bag with quality materials for only $5. For more information, call 440-248-8777.

Geauga Dems discuss environment

The Democratic Party of Geauga County will host a panel discussion on the many environmental challenges facing the county and state, April 18 at 7 p.m. at 12420 Kinsman Road in Newbury. Hear experts speak about toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie and the need to provide clean, safe drinking water. Learn what is in the Green New Deal and how it might impact Ohio. Spaghetti dinner will be served. There is a suggested donation of $13. To RSVP, visit or call 440-273-8200.

Party for the Planet

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival holds a “Party for the Planet” Earth Day Event, April 27 from 3-6:30 p.m. at the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, 40 River St. in Chagrin Falls. “The Lost Bird Project,” “Among Giants” and “STRAWS” will be screened, and Harvey Webster, representing the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Lights Out Cleveland initiative, will be keynote speaker. Happy Earth Hour runs from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and features snacks, a food truck, local student art made from environmentally friendly materials, a kids art project and adult beverages. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under and do not include food truck/adult beverage purchases. For more information and to buy tickets, visit

Learn Township Hall history

Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum will present a program on Chagrin Falls Township Hall on April 28 at 2 p.m. at Township Hall, 83 N. Main St. Archivist Laura Gorretta, Board President John Bourisseau and Curator Pat Zalba will lead attendees through the fascinating history of Township Hall, the center of village activities since 1848. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit or call 440-247-4695.

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