NEOCAG meeting upcoming

The Northeast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society, Inc.’s (NEOCAG) monthly meeting will be held March 14 at the Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road. Jane Gramlich, special collections librarian, will present “Special Collections Resources and Services at Akron-Summit County Public Library.” Following the main speaker, the group will conduct learning sessions on Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker and Beginner Groups.

NEOCAG is an educational organization for people interested in genealogical research using electronic means with members from Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Summit and Ashtabula counties. Doors open at 9:15 a.m., and the program will begin at 9:30 a.m. Call 440-519-9548 or visit neocag.net for more information.

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 18th 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.

Author presents ‘Lost Cleveland’

Local author Laura Demarco will discuss her book, “Lost Cleveland,” at the Solon Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy. in Solon, on March 16 from 7-8 p.m. Registration is required for this event, which is made possible by the Friends of the Solon Library. Cal 440-248-8777 to register or for more information, or visit cuyahogalibrary.org.

Hoarding made simple 

Are you obsessively accumulating more and more stuff? On March 18 from 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Steri-Clean professionals will be at the Gates Mills Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 1491 Chagrin River Road, to discuss hoarding types, risks and hazards. Register for this free program at 440-423-4808.

Women connect over coffee

Join the Women’s Business Network of the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce for coffee and conversation at Wood Thingamajigs, 12361 Kinsman Road, Building J in Newbury Township, on March 17 from 8-9 a.m. This event is free for members only. Bring your business cards and get to know fellow women in business. Contact Jessica Debeljak at chamber@cvcc.org for more information.

Book discussion upcoming

Discuss “Death by Dumpling” by Vivien Chien on March 17 from 2-3 p.m. at the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St. All are welcome to attend. Call the branch library for more details at 440-247-3556.

Cabbage rolls benefit building

The Hungarian Cultural Center of Northeastern Ohio will sponsor a Homemade Hungarain Cabbage Roll Fundraiser at St. John’s Byzantine Church, 36125 Aurora Road in Solon, to benefit the building fund. The center cooks will prepare cabbage rolls, which can be picked up on March 24 from 2-6 p.m. at the church. Rolls are available by preorder only, and the deadline for orders is March 18. The cost is $20 per dozen. Call 440-897-1750 for more information. To place an order, call 440-349-4104, 440-248-4530 or 216-475-2920.

Friends host book sale

The Geauga West Friends of the Library annual book sale runs 6-8:30 p.m. March 18, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 19, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.

County holds 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 amy.buresch@jfs.ohio.gov.

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.

Lecture on social media isolation

Dawn Maze of Behavioral Health Services of Greater Cleveland will explore the connection between social media and mental health on March 23 at 7 p.m.​​ at the Orange Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public on Library,  ​31975 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, in her “Social Media and Isolation” lecture. To register, visit cuyahogalibrary.org, or call the library Orange Branch at 216-831-4282.  ​

Batter up for presentations

The Orange Senior Center will be one of five Cleveland-area senior organizations participating in the Batter Up Baseball Storytelling Program. Attend two presentations by historical baseball re-enactors and baseball historians, participate in group-storytelling workshops about baseball and be included in the Baseball Heritage Museum’s online video history. The March 24 presentation, from 10-11 a.m. at 32205 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, kicks off the program with an introduction and sharing of personal baseball stories. This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Call 216-831-8600, ext. 5700 to register or for more information.

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.

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