Explore American wildlife

Explore what makes some wildlife truly American from 1-2:30 p.m. July 5 at West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell. A short hike on the Discovery Trail follows the presentation. Registration is required at 440-286-5916. Please note that all programs and events are subject to change; always check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Green corn moon hike

Take a naturalist-led night hike from 9-11 p.m. July 5 to spot summer’s nocturnal wildlife and learn about the moon’s cycle in the Robert McCullough Science Center at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. Weather permitting, observe the rising full green corn moon using park telescopes. Registration is required at 440-286-9516. Please note that all programs and events are subject to change; always check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Market at West Woods

Purchase locally made/grown items from 4-7 p.m. July 8 at the West Woods Farm Market, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell. Snacks are available for purchase and live music is provided by Jesse Huge. This program is available the second Wednesday of each month July through September and is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Please note that all programs and events are subject to change; always check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Geauga Skywatchers

From 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 6, explore the early space program during a light-hearted, fact-filled, virtual program on men, monkeys, missions, mania, myth-understandings and miscellaneous minutia associated with the earliest days of space exploration through Apollo 17. This program is designed for grades six to 12, but all ages are welcome and participants arriving T minus 5 minutes to start time will share a special pre-flight activity. Also learn about the library’s new telescope lending program and some basics on how to use a telescope to view the moons of Jupiter and rings of Saturn. Registration required at https://geaugalibrary.libcal.com to receive the link to attend via email.

Build launch rockets

Geauga County residents entering fifth through tenth grade and their family members are invited to build and launch rockets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 7 at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. All campers must have a registered adult in attendance, and each person attending must register in advance and complete a waiver. “Astro-Nat” Chris will guide attendees through constructing and launching their rockets. Rocket kits and engines will be provided. Wear long pants for walking through tall grasses to recover rockets. Registration is required at 440-286-9516. This program is partially wheelchair/stroller accessible. Please note that all programs and events are subject to change; always check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Geauga Walkers at Sunnybrook

Active seniors are welcome to hike over a mile on a naturalist-led walk from 1-2:30 p.m. July 7 at Sunnybrook Preserve, 12474 Heath Road in Chester. Call Geauga Senior Center for a full schedule at 440-279-2126. Please note that all programs and events are subject to change; always check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Trek a Geauga gem

From 7-8:30 p.m. July 8, enjoy an evening hike on the trails at Claridon Woodlands, 11383 Claridon Troy Road. Participants should have the ability to hike at least 2 miles over mild terrain. This event will continue rain or shine, so dress accordingly and bring water. Registration is required at 440-286-9516. Please note that all programs and events are subject to change; always check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Explore the Affelder stream

Geauga County residents entering grades five through 10 and their family members are welcome to join us from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 9 at the Affelder House in West Woods to explore the Affelder stream. Meet at 15139 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Russell. All campers must have a registered adult in attendance, and each person attending must register in advance and complete a waiver. This program is outdoors, even in light rain, so dress accordingly and wear shoes or boots for walking in a rocky stream; no sandals. Registration is required at 440-286-9516. Please note that all programs and events are subject to change; always check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Be a better bluebird landlord

Naturalist Tami Gingrich will give an overview of the natural history of the eastern bluebirds and answers questions on how to become a better bluebird landlord from 7-8 p.m. July 9 in the Katydid Lodge at Frohring Meadows, 16780 Savage Road in Bainbridge. The program is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Please note that all programs and events are subject to change; always check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Learn how to get to Mars

Explore the science of getting to Mars and learn about upcoming explorations from 7-9 p.m. July 10 in the Robert McCullough Science Center at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. If weather permits, this program will be followed by night-sky viewing until 11 p.m. The program is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Please note that all programs and events are subject to change; always check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Stock your ponds

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for the annual Fall Fish Sale and is taking orders for fingerling-size largemouth bass, redear “shellcracker” sunfish, yellow perch, bluegill/sunfish mix, channel catfish, white amurs and fathead minnows. The district also sells pond safety kits and farm pond management books.

The Fish Sale will be Sept. 17 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on the midway of the Geauga County Fairgrounds, 14373 N. Cheshire St. in Burton. Order deadline is Sept. 11. Visit geaugaswcd.com or call 440-834-1122 to obtain an order form and instructions regarding fish pickup. Send order forms with payment to Geauga SWCD, P.O. Box 410, Burton, Ohio 44021. Make checks payable to Geauga SWCD. To pay by credit card, please contact the district office. All proceeds support the district’s education programs.

Golf for a cause

Register for the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf outing at the Tanglewood Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail in Bainbridge, on Aug. 26. Same-day registration begins at 10 a.m. with a shot-gun start at 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided by Blazin’ Bills.

Due to COVID-19, the Chamber will not have a dinner/auction after golfing. The auction will run online for two weeks leading up to the outing. The outing will be held rain or shine. For more information and to register, visit www.cvcc.org/events/details/chamber-golf-outing-2020-2084.

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