Talk business over coffee

Join the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce for “Business Therapy & Coffee” on Sept. 14 from 8-9 a.m. at Hemlock Landscapes, 10170 Gottschalk Park in Auburn. Business Therapy & Coffee is designed for chamber members to enjoy a cup of coffee while having an open conversation about a specific topic that is relevant to their businesses. Share an hour with fellow chamber members and chat about best practices and struggles within the business. This month’s topic is budgeting. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information or to register online, visit cvcc.org.

Join virtual ‘book buzz’

Join the Orange Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, for their virtual “Fall Book Buzz” event on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about books coming out this fall to find your next read. Attendees will need a device with audio and/or video capabilities and an internet connection to join. Participants will receive a Zoom link via email prior to the start of the program. For more information or to register, visit cuyahogalibrary.org or call the Orange branch at 216-831-4282. ​

Geauga Genealogical Society meets

Geauga Genealogical Society will host a virtual presentation from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 14 on the Ohio Genealogical Society’s Digital Website and what resides within the OGS Library. Receive a link to join in upon registration at geaugalibrary.net.

It’s clambake time

Join the DTJ Taborville Clambake on Sept. 19. Serving will take place from 1-3 p.m. by reservation only. Cost is $27 per bake, and extra clams are $9.50 per dozen. Bakes include a dozen clams, half a chicken, yam, corn, bullion, soup and coffee. Hot dogs, chips and pop will be available for children for $4. Czech beer will be available at the bar.

For reservations call Bruce Marek at 440-543-8494. DTJ is located in Auburn Township at the intersection of Bartholemew and Quinn roads. Reservations must be in by Sept. 16. There will be no tickets available at the door.

Waste collection in Chagrin

Chagrin Falls is sponsoring a special waste collection event on Sept. 18. The event will take place at the service garage, 240 Solon Road, from 8 a.m. to noon. The service is for village residents only. Accepted materials include: household hazardous waste, special items and paper for shredding. Visit chagrin-falls.org/special-waste-collection for more information. Questions can be directed to Village Hall at 440-247-5050 or the Service Department at 440-247-5053.

​Learn brain health basics

Join Vera Bartasavich, a certified health education specialist and nutrition professional, for a presentation on the basics of brain health and aging on Sept. 21 from 2-3 p.m. at the Orange Senior Center. Topics covered during this hour presentation include cognitive aging, protecting your brain and brain health risks. A handout on brain health basics and aging will be available. Preregistration and masks are required. Cost is $5 for OSC members and $9 for nonmembers.

This event is offered by the Orange Senior Center/Adult Discovery, programs of Orange schools and Orange Community Education and Recreation. The OSC is located at 32205 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike. For reservations or more information, call 216-831-8600, ext. 5700 or visit orangerec.com.

Senior trash pickup scheduled

Geauga Department on Aging will host trash pickups for Hambden residents on Sept. 24 (register by Sept. 17) and Middlefield residents on Oct. 1 (register by Sept. 24). Seniors 60 and older must register with the Department on Aging prior to being placed on the pickup roster. All refuse must be outside by garages or in the driveway the evening before pickup. Do not leave items curbside. For guidelines or to register, call 440-279-2129. Have a list of items needing removal.

Village-wide yard sale set

The Village of Chagrin Falls is sponsoring its Annual Village-Wide Yard Sale Day on Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The yard sale permit requirement is suspended for one day only, inviting all village residents to participate. All are welcome to come shop, browse, eat, play and enjoy historic Chagrin Falls. Parking is available in municipal parking lots and on residential streets as marked.

Crystal Lake canoe upcoming

Ages 10 and older with adults with canoeing experience can explore East Branch Reservoir in search of Crystal Lake from 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Meet at the boat launch at Headwaters Park, 13365 Old State Road in Huntsburg. Wear shoes that can get wet and bring a change of clothes and water. Registration is required by phone only beginning Sept. 17. Call 440-226-4636. (Note phone change).

Intro to archery for adults

Learn the basics of target archery from 9-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Chickagami Park, 17957 Tavern Road in Parkman. Participants must be at least 4 feet 2 inches tall. Registration is required at 440-226-4636 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Hike through a pawpaw patch

Discover why the pawpaw has been called America’s forgotten fruit and how it is making a comeback on a hike through a pawpaw patch from 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 25 at Big Creek Park, Meyer Center, 9160 Robinson Road in Chardon. Registration is required at 440-226-4636 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Amish buggy trail ride

Bring your horse to meet and experience a stationary and moving Amish horse and buggy in a non-threatening way from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Woods Edge Shelter in Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield. Learn to safely share the trail with buggies until 11 a.m., courtesy of Rhoda Wengerd. A naturalist-led trail ride will follow on the Wagon, Meadowlark and Gray Fox trails. Bring lunch to share with other riders at 12:30 p.m. in Woods Edge Shelter. Expect hills, gravel, mud, streams and Amish buggies. Helmets are recommended. Bring a shovel to clean up after your horse in the parking lot. Registration is required at 440-226-4636 or geaugaparkdistrict.org. (Note change in phone number).

View the night sky

Drop in during program hours to observe the wonders of the night sky using the Oberle telescope from 8-11 p.m. Sept. 25 at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. The program is wheelchair and stroller accessible. No registration is required.

Enjoy a planetarium show

Learn what to watch for in the night sky at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Robert McCullough Science Center at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. Register for only one 45-minute presentation. Registration is required at 440-226-4636 and geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Fitness trek in Montville

Take a fitness hike and burn off calories from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. Sept. 26 at Observatory Park, Cygnus Shelter, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. Participants should be able to hike at least 3 miles. The hike is held rain or shine, so dress accordingly and bring water. Registration is required at 440-226-4636 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Backcountry hike in Thompson

Explore Thompson Ledges oak and hemlock forests and the unique plant and bird life on and off trail from 10 a.m. to noon or 1-3 p.m. Sept. 26. Participants must be capable of hiking several miles on rocky, uneven terrain with some steep slopes. Wear sturdy footwear that can get wet and muddy. Meet at Thompson Ledges Township Park on Thompson Road, just east of the Thompson town square on Route 528. Registration is required at 440-226-4636 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Learn about nature journaling

Learn basic journaling techniques to record nature observations from 9:30 a.m. to noon or 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Katydid Lodge at Frohring Meadows, 16780 Savage Road in Bainbridge. Learn about the insect galls found in the meadow. The program is partially outdoors. Registration of $20 for Geauga County residents and $24 for out-of-county residents includes a journal, pen and pencil. Registration is required by phone only at 440-226-4636.

Register for senior learning program

Fall registration is now open for continuing education classes from the Institute for Learning in Retirement-East (ILR-East). ILR-East is an east-side senior learning program affiliated with Baldwin Wallace University. Now in its 22nd year, the ILR-East program provides college-level courses in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Fall term begins on Oct. 5 and runs for six weeks through Nov. 11. Most classes are offered in person at Temple Emanu El, 4545 Brainard Road in Orange Village, with four via Zoom and one on YouTube.

Registration is available only by mail and is due by Oct. 1. For the class list and registration address, contact ILR-East at 216-987-2985 or ilreast@bw.edu. Classes meet once a week and are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

ILR-East instructors are experienced professionals and retired professors, all of whom are volunteers. Member cost is $20 per course, and nonmember cost is $25 per course. Annual membership is $30 per year (starts July 1).

Presentation on gun violence

Temple Emanu El will host “After Effects,” an event that examines the effects of gun violence on children with John Woodrow Cox, staff writer for the Washington Post and author of the book “Children Under Fire: An American Crisis,” on Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Interviewed by WKYC reporter Dominic Ferrante, Mr. Cox will discuss his book that follows several children impacted by gun violence and a new way to explore issues of gun safety.

Sponsored by the temple’s Advocacy Committee, the event is free and open to the public. To register and obtain the Zoom link, RSVP by Oct. 5 to jroseman@teecleve.org or 216-454-1216.

Explore benefits of tai chi

Learn the movements and benefits of tai chi at the Orange Senior Center on Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. from Oct. 7 through Nov. 18. The forms and movements can be done seated or standing. The slow movements can be modified for individual needs combined with deep breathing benefit participants of any age or gender. Preregistration and masks are required. Cost is $84 for OSC members and $89 for nonmembers.

This event is offered by the Orange Senior Center/Adult Discovery, programs of Orange schools and Orange Community Education and Recreation. The OSC is located at 32205 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike. For reservations or more information, call 216-831-8600, ext. 5700 or visit orangerec.com.

Christian Women’s Connection meets

Cleveland East Christian Women’s Connection presents “Holding Hands/Holding Hearts” on Oct. 20 at the Signature of Solon Country Club, 39000 Signature Drive in Solon. The event will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Annie McQuate, the speaker of the event, will share her experiences with interacting with patients in preparing them for surgery. Attendees will also learn more about digital photo storage. Cost is $21. Reservations are required by Oct. 13 at 440-213-1205 via text or call. For more information, email cwchagrin@gmail.com.

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