Free fresh produce giveaway

Newbury United Community Church, 14691 Auburn Road, will be hosting a fresh produce giveaway on July 6 from 9 - 11 a.m. Greater Cleveland Food Bank provides this service to low income Geauga County residents. Please bring ID and bags. The giveaway continues on the first Saturdays of the month on Aug. 3, Oct. 5 and Nov. 2 with no event in September.

Library hosts book discussion

Join the Gates Mills Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 1491 Chagrin River Road, for a discussion of “Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys Across a Changing Russia” by Lisa Dickey, July 9 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call 440-423-4808 for more information.

Speaker presents on Korean War

On July 10 at 6 p.m., join the Chagrin Falls Historical Society and Museum, 87 East Washington St., for “The Korean War: An Old Game Played By New Rules” presented by George N. Vourlojianis, Ph.D. This is a free program and an RSVP is appreciated to Ruth Zeager at director@chaginhistory.org or by calling 440-247-4695. Light refreshments will be served. This presentation is part of the society’s “Through Their Voices: Veterans of Chagrin Valley and Beyond” speaker series and in conjunction with the “Through Their Eyes: Chagrin Valley Veterans” exhibit on display now through Nov. 11.

Chakra meditation at library

Jan Webber of Holistic Life Solutions will lead a guided chakra meditation session at the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., July 10 at 7 p.m. No experience is necessary, and registration is requested for this free program at 440-247-3556.

Discuss ‘News of the World’

The Gates Mills Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 1491 Chagrin River Road, hosts a discussion of “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call 440-423-4808 for more information.

Chagrin library book discussion

The Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., hosts a book discussion of “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join this discussion. Call 440-247-3556 for more details.

Solon Dems host Betsy Rader

The Solon Democratic Club will host 2018 Democratic candidate for Ohio’s 14th district of U.S. Congress Betsy Rader at its meeting July 11 at 7 p.m. at the Solon Community Center, 35000 Portz Parkway. Ms. Rader will discuss the midterms and Northeast Ohio outcomes, the continuing importance of health care reform and the challenges ahead for Democrats in 2020. For more information, visit the SolonDems Facebook page.

Learn about Apollo 11 mission

Come to the Gates Mills Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 1491 Chagrin River Road, July 12 at 11 a.m. as the Great Lakes Science Center celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Journey through the early days of spaceflight, tragedies and triumphs and listen to future plans for spaceflight. Registration is requested for this free program at 440-423-4808.

Hear songs from the pond

Dr. Lisa Rainsong, a member of the music theory faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music, will present “Songs from the Pond: An Amphibian Serenade,” July 15 at 2 p.m. at the Hamlet Clubhouse, 324 Hamlet Hills Drive in Chagrin Falls. Dr. Rainsong’s programs feature her own field recordings and photos. This program is free and open to the public. To make a reservation or for more information, call Karen at 440-247-4676.

Multi-chamber networking mixer

The newly established Eastern Cuyahoga Chamber Alliance, made up of the Solon, Beachwood, Euclid, Heights-Hillcrest, Mayfield Area and Warrensville Heights Area chambers of commerce, hosts a multi-chamber networking mixer, July 18 from 5-7 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 3775 Park E. Drive in Beachwood. Cost is $5. To register, visit bit.ly/ecchambersjuly18.

Chautauqua series continues

Chagrin Arts’ Chautauqua-In-Chagrin lecture series continues on July 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Federated Church, 76 Bell St. Lue Douthit, executive director of Play On! and former director of new play development and dramaturgy at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, will discuss a project where she and 36 other playwrights worked to translate Shakespeare’s original texts to modern day English. Tyler Collins and Delaney Hagy, directors of Shakespeare in the Valley’s productions of “As You Like It,” and their cast will be on hand to demonstrate this new take on Shakespeare. For tickets or more information, visit chagrinarts.org/events or call 440-247-9700.

A corresponding Chautauqua-in-Chagrin Young Explorers program at the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., is held July 16 at 4 p.m. Children in grades kindergarten to fifth grade will engage in learning about Shakespeare.

Solon job fair upcoming

The City of Solon and Solon Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Ohio Means Jobs to host a job fair for Solon businesses, July 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ohio Means Jobs building at 1910 Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland. Email president@solonchamber.com for more information.

Receive watch and clock appraisals

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society and Museum, 87 East Washington Street, presents Tick, Tock, Clock & Watch Appraisals on July 28 from 12-4 p.m. Bring your antique clock or watch for evaluation on repairs, history and more from experts from the Lake Erie Chapter 28 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. A $5 donation per family is suggested, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.chagrinhistory.org.

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