Donate to clothing drive

The Scott Real Estate Professionals team will be partnering with Socks PLUS to host a clothing donation drive at various local businesses throughout Chagrin Falls, Solon and Aurora. The donation drive kicks off on Feb. 1 and runs through the month. Physical items accepted include: new socks, blankets, coats, RTA one-day bus tickets, toiletries, hand sanitizer, water bottles, towels and hand wash cloths and tissues, backpacks, gym bags and tents. For more information on participating locations, visit

Join online literature courses

Case Western Reserve University’s Siegal Lifelong Learning program is offering a variety of remote literature courses this winter through the spring. For more information and a full list of upcoming courses available via registration, visit

Enjoy pancake breakfasts

The Atwood-Mauck American Legion Post 459 of Burton and Middlefield will hold their Pancake and Sausage Breakfasts on Sundays from Feb. 14 to April 18 (except Easter Sunday, April 4) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. as take-out only. Breakfasts are open to the public at the post home, 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton. For more information, contact 440-834-1191.

Learn about land management

Join the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District on Feb. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. for a Woodland Wednesdays presentation, “A Virtual Walk through Working Woods.”

Take a virtual field tour of Working Woods, the demonstration forest at the Holden Arboretum. Learn about land management through 360-degree photos, videos and maps of management sites. The featured speaker for this program is Jessica Miller, community forester with Holden Forests and Gardens. Collaborators include Natural Resources Conservation Service; Geauga, Lake, Ashtabula, Portage, and Trumbull soil and water conservation districts; Division of Forestry; Farm Bureau; and Ohio Division of Wildlife.

This online program is free, but registration is required by Feb. 16. To register, visit For more information contact Geauga SWCD at or 440-834-1122.

Presentation explores birdsong

Join the Geauga Park District for their virtual program, “The Physiology of Birdsong,” from 3-3:45 p.m. Feb. 28. Explore the functions of the anatomical structures of the bird associated with sound/song production. This event is available via the free software WebEx upon registration at 440-286-9516 or Registrants will receive a link to join in.

Skywatchers meet virtually

The Geauga Skywatchers virtual program “Weather or Not?” will explore the commonality between Aurora borealis, the dog days of summer, antiquated moon proverbs, the Salem Witch Trials, modern satellite images and everything under the sun from 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 1. Register at and receive a link to join in.

Gather sap at Swine Creek

Register to visit the sugarhouse and sugarbush in Swine Creek Reservation from noon to 4 p.m. March 7. Registered participants may drop in any time to gather sap in the sugarbush with a horse-drawn sap sled, experience tapping, gathering and boiling methods used through history, see sap boiling and taste some pure maple syrup. Register at 440-286-9516 or

Understand maple sugaring

Join the Geauga Park District to learn about the history of maple sugaring and its influence in Geauga County during this virtual program from 10-10:45 a.m. for adults and 1-1:45 p.m. for school-age children on March 8. Presented via the free software WebEx, receive a link to join in upon registration at 440-286-9516 or

Walkers at Woods Edge

Geauga walkers can join other active seniors during a 1-plus-mile, naturalist-led hike from 1-2:30 p.m. March 9 at Swine Creek Reservation, Woods Edge, 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield. Dress for the weather. For a full schedule of Geauga Walkers hikes, call 440-279-2126.

Attend stormwater workshop

The Northeast Ohio Public Information and Public Education work group (NEO PIPE) will present a free virtual program to explore the vital role trees play in curbing the negative consequences of a changing climate, “Curbing the Consequences: How Trees Are Taking Root for Stormwater and Climate Change,” on March 25 at 6:30 p.m.

The presentation will feature Dan Herms, vice president of research and development from Davey Tree Expert Company. Learn more about the challenges facing future forests and some simple strategies to take root for stormwater. Registration is required at For more information contact the Erie Conservation District at 419-239-2652 or email


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