Police chief to host lecture

Case Western Reserve University’s Siegal Lifelong Learning presents the remote lecture, “Badges of Leadership: Instilling a Culture of Excellence” on Nov. 20 from noon to 1 p.m.

Beachwood native, Shelley Zimmer, recently retired as the first woman police chief of a major American city. In her role, Chief Zimmerman witnessed San Diego’s overall crime falling to its lowest level in 49 years during her tenure. She will discuss leadership principles she instituted and why public safety must be a shared responsibility. Cost is $5 for Lifelong Learning members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information and registration, visit case.edu/lifelonglearning/lectures.

Join a turkey time hunt

Drop by The West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road un Russell, on Nov. 29, from 1-4 p.m. to pick up a scavenger hunt card for the Geauga Park District’s annual Thanksgiving-time scavenger hunt. Staff will be available to help with any questions or clues, provided for skill levels ages 5 and under or ages 6 and older, and all guests who complete the hunt will win a prize.

This year’s entire hunt will be outdoors, so dress accordingly. Also, due to the coronavirus, face coverings will be required outdoors whenever social distancing cannot be maintained, and indoors always. For more information, call 440-286-9516 or visit geaugaparkdistrict.org.

View a partial lunar eclipse

Meet naturalist “Astro-Nat” Chris Mentrek of the Geauga Park District at Frohring Meadows, 16780 Savage Road in Bainbridge, on Nov. 30 from 4-5 a.m. to view a partial lunar eclipse

Beginning around 2:30 a.m., the moon will just barely graze the edge of the Earth’s shadow, a penumbral eclipse that ends just as the moon begins to set around 7 a.m. During the peak time when this program takes place, the top of the moon will appear shaded from Geauga County.

Registration is required for this program at geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516. Face coverings will be required whenever social distancing cannot be maintained.

Order Hungarian cabbage rolls

The Hungarian Culture Center of Northeast Ohio is sponsoring their Homemade Hungarian Cabbage Roll Fundraiser to benefit their building fund. Order cabbage rolls prepared by the cooks of the Hungarian Culture Center for $20 per dozen. Rolls are available by pre-order only, and pre-orders must be in by Dec. 2. Rolls are uncooked and include a recipe and extra shredded cabbage. Pick-up is Dec. 8 from 2-6 p.m. at St. John’s Byzantine Church, 36125 Aurora Road in Solon. To order and for more information, call Elizabeth at 440-349-4104, Linda at 440-248-4530 or Beverly at 216-475-2920. Orders of four dozen or more must be paid in advance.

GEL breakfast via Zoom

Geauga Economic Leadership Breakfast is from 8-9 a.m. Dec. 4 via Zoom. Deby Lexow of LOCLE Box will discuss the challenges and joys of starting and running a business. To register or for more information, contact info@geaugagrowth.com or 440-564-1060.

‘Hound Hike’ in the park

Members of the public, along with their pooch pals, are invited to the Geauga Park District’s Hound Hike with naturalist Karie Wheaton on Dec. 6 at Frohring Meadows, 16780 Savage Road in Bainbridge.

All activity is outdoors, so dress for the weather, and bring dog towels and a water bowl, poop scoop and bags for dog clean-up. Only one dog will be permitted per handler, who must be able to fully control their dog on a leash (8 feet maximum) at all times. Additionally, dogs must be non-aggressive to people and other dogs; problematic dogs will be asked to leave.

Registration is required for this hike, kicking off at 1 p.m. from Katydid Lodge and lasting about an hour and a half, at www.geaugaparkdistrict.org or 440-286-9516.


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