Veterans appreciation picnic

All veterans are invited to join Judge Timothy Grendell, a U.S. Army veteran, and Geauga Park District Executive Director John Oros, a U.S. Air Force veteran, for a free picnic to say thank you for serving our country from 4:30-8 p.m. June 14 at the new Holbrook Hollows Park, 7250 Country Lane in Bainbridge. Activities are partially wheelchair accessible.

Register for food at or call 440-286-9516. Each veteran may bring one guest. There will be EZ Go Cart tours of the park trails, naturalist activities and more.

West G High reunion

Graduates from the West Geauga High School class of 1969 will be marking their 50th reunion at 5 p.m. on June 28 at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Also, graduates from Chester, Russell or West G high schools are invited to attend this 139th alumni reunion dinner. Reservations must be received by June 14. The guest speaker will be Judi Bebout Schwed, a West G graduate and president of the Chesterland Historical Foundation. For more details and to make resevations call Evie Sojka Bayzath at 440-338-3930 or email Paul Judd at

Geauga Walkers meet

Seniors enjoy a naturalist guided, one-plus-mile walk from 1-2:30 p.m. June 18 at Whitlam Woods, 12500 Pearl Road in Hambden. This walk is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

For a complete list of hikes held year-round in Geauga Park District parks, call 440-279-2137.

Seniors going for catch

Seniors relive childhood adventures catching frogs, tadpoles and other aquatic insects from 9-11:30 a.m. June 20 at the lodge at Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield. An informative and entertaining interpretation of the morning’s catch and a pancake breakfast are included.

This partially wheelchair accessible program is in collaboration with the Geauga Department on Aging and University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. A paved drive behind the lodge provides access to pond activities. For closer access, only minimal movement onto the grass is required. The event is free and open to all seniors.

Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or

Music of the night bike ride

School age and up explore nature on a leisurely evening bike ride from 8-10 p.m. June 21 at Headwaters Park. Meet in the TMHT parking lot at 13365 Old State Road in Huntsburg.

As darkness descends, discover bird and animal life along the way.

A bike or helmet light is recommended for this six-mile, round-trip ride between Headwaters Park and Tare Creek Parkway with stops along the way. Program will be canceled in the event of heavy rain or storms. Check the website or Facebook for program status.

Register at 440-286-9516 or

Night out in the park

Join Geauga Park District for a free outdoor movie on June 22 at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is shown on a giant inflatable screen under dark skies. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit on. Themed activities and free popcorn and lemonade begin at 8 p.m. and the film starts at dark.

Geauga County Public Library’s Fun Bus will be on hand to browse the stash of books and check out materials to take home.

3-D printing 101

From 2:30-3:30 p.m. June 25, learn basic 3-D design skills in the online app Tinkercard, then design your own keychain and have it printed at Burton Public Library, 14588 W. Park St. Participants must have basic mouse and keyboard skills.

Registration is required at

Learn to reduce plastic use

Geauga County residents who are interested in reducing plastic use and pollution both locally and globally are invited to attend the Geauga Plastic Coalition meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. June 26 at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Chester. For more information, contact Kevin Peterca at or 216-312-3440.

Sky legends and lore

Sit back and enjoy fascinating tales from “the man in the moon” to “Taurus the Bull” at 6:30 p.m. June 27 at Burton Public Library, 14588 W. Park St. Geauga Park District presents prompted stories from many cultures since the beginning of time. No registration is required.

Call 440-834-4466.

Epic firefly adventure

Bring the kids for a good old-fashioned lightning bug hunt from 9-11 p.m. June 29 at the lodge at Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield. All ages capture enough elusive insects to fill a giant jar with light.

The program begins with a brief, amusing presentation on firefly biology before heading outside with provided nets.

This free, exhilarating adventure for all ages is partially wheelchair and stroller accessible on the park road.

Call 440-286-9516 or

Family night at the drive-in

Geauga County Public Library and United Way partner with Mayfield Drive-In for a night of all-ages family fun June 30 at 12100 Mayfield Road in Chardon.

For a special price of $18 per carload, enjoy preshow entertainment at 7 p.m. followed by the movie “Toy Story 4” at nightfall. An extra $8 is charged to bring your own food. Bring a non-perishable food donation or a new or gently used book to donate to United Way’s donation station.

Preshow entertainment includes Bookmobile tours, bounce house, live music with Erin Burke, miniature horse Rick O’Shay, raffles, prizes and giveaways.

Register at Call 440-286-5739 or email


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