Lunch and Learn

Business owners can learn about getting into Google’s 3-Pack to show up first in online searches. Randy Rohde from 30 Digital Market will join the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce’s virtual Lunch and Learn Aug. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom and roll through a checklist for reviewing and improving Google My Business listings and 3-Pack visibility.

The restaurant sponsor is Blazin’ Bills, to which attendees will receive a $10 gift card. Cost to attend is $15 for non-members and $10 for members. For more information or to register, visit www.cvcc.org or email chamber@cvcc.org.

Rockefeller’s Cleveland

Friends of Geauga County Public Library and Western Reserve Historical Society will sponsor a virtual program, “Rockefeller’s Cleveland,” from 7-8 p.m. Aug. 18. Learn about John D. Rockefeller’s success and wealth as well as the mark he left on Cleveland with his philanthropic work. Event URL will be sent via registration email at www.geaugalibrary.net.

Reserve a DTJ dinner

On Aug. 23, DTJ Taborville, 9850 North Blvd. in Auburn, is having their Chicken and Duck Dinner, serving from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $12.50 for an adult dinner and $6.50 for a children’s chicken dinner. A half-duck dinner is $17.50 on site or to go. Dinner includes dumplings, sauerkraut, a homemade doughnut and coffee. Czech beers will be available at the bar. Frank Moravcik will provide music from 12:30-3:30 p.m., but there will be no dancing due to social distancing practices. Reservations must be in by Aug. 20. For reservations and more information about DTJ events, call 440-543-8494.

Kayak LaDue Reservoir

Ages 12 and over with an adult can enjoy a peaceful float along the LaDue Reservoir in hopes of spotting eagles, osprey and other birds from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 5. Meet in the Route 44 parking lot, south of Route 422. Attendees must bring their own boats and binoculars or borrow some. Participants must have kayaking skills. Registration is required beginning Aug. 28. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Walkers at Holbrook

Active seniors are welcome to hike over 1 mile on a naturalist-led walk from 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at Holbrook Hollows, 7250 Country Lane in Bainbridge. Meet in the parking lot on Route 322. Call Geauga Senior Center for the full schedule at 440-279-2126. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Hike under the pawpaw moon

Take a naturalist-led night hike from 8-9:30 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Robert McCullough Science Center at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. Learn why September’s full moon is named after one of America’s wild fruits, the pawpaw. Weather permitting, observe the rising moon using park telescopes. The hike follows level trails at a gentle pace for a distance of less than 2 miles. Registration is required at 440-286-9516. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Win Camper of the Week

Geauga Park District’s Camper of the Week contest awards one camper or camper family each week with a $50 gift card, courtesy of Geauga Cares4U. Entries are accepted weekly through Tuesday, concluding with the final week beginning Sept. 2. Learn about camping in the four Geauga Park District parks and make reservations at www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, activities, camping. Campsites must be reserved online at least seven days prior to the reservation or by phone before 4 p.m. the day of the reservation, as walk-up camping is no longer permitted.

To enter the contest, send a picture posing with your campsite to info@geaugaparkdistrict.org with name, age, hometown, date, campsite location in the email body and “Camper of the Week Contest” in the subject line. Campers must reside in Geauga County and entry photos must have been taken at a Geauga Park District campsite. For more information, call 440-286-9516.

Geauga Dems to hold fair

The Geauga Democratic Party will host its first “Alternative Fair” on Labor Day weekend on the front lawn at their headquarters, 12420 Kinsman Road in Newbury Township, Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sept. 6 from 1-4 p.m. Register to vote, apply for an absentee ballot for the Nov. 3 General Election, meet the candidates and talk politics. Joe Biden campaign merchandise will be for sale along with popcorn and ice cream. Attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing. This event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 440-273-8200.

Hospice seeking volunteers

Hospice of the Western Reserve is seeking volunteers to help with homebound patients and families by phone or mail. Various opportunities are available. Virtual volunteer training for new volunteers starts at 9 a.m. Sept. 9. Volunteers who complete the virtual training will be able to provide in-person visits as soon as Ohio’s stay at home order is lifted. For more information, call 216-255-9090 or email volunteering@hospicewr.org. To fill out an online application, visit hospicewr.org/volunteers. Potential volunteers will be contacted to schedule an interview upon application submission.

Take the River Bird Challenge

Bird enthusiasts are welcome to join a 24-hour birding marathon at West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell. To participate, get a team together and register with the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland at www.clevelandaudubon.org. From 4-6 p.m. Sept. 11, check in, complete final registration, pick up maps, checklists and T-shirts and talk strategy with teammates and naturalists at West Woods Nature Center. All materials and activities are free. For more information, call 440-286-9516. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

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