Women in STEM Day

On Oct. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., area high school students are invited to two Women in STEM Day events this fall sponsored by the Kent State University Geauga Campus, 14111 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton. Each will be a free experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, designed to help students explore future possibilities in the field.

Chagrin Valley Woman’s Club meets

The public is invited to attend this month’s Chagrin Valley Woman’s Club meeting on Oct. 21 at the Tanglewood Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail in Bainbridge Township. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a social hour. Lunch will be served at noon for $25.

The speaker this month will be Dieter Huth, a retired chemistry teacher who has dual German-American citizenship. Mr. Huth will begin speaking at 1 p.m. and will discuss growing up during World War II and its aftermath. There will be time for questions. For more information, contact Kathy O’Donnell at 440-708-2858.

Tea Party issues, candidates night

The Geauga County Tea Party will hold its annual Issues and Candidates Night on Oct. 21 at the Metzenbaum Center, 8200 Cedar Road in Chester. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Hear from the candidates and representatives regarding important matters and issues facing Geauga County in the Nov. 5 election. For more information, contact Jim MacNeal at 440-622-3165.

Breast cancer awareness speaker

Join Kent State University Geauga, 14111 Claridon-Troy Road in Burton, and hear from Stacey Heally as she shares her journey with cancer in her presentation of “From the Day I Felt the Lump, to My Life Today” on Oct. 22 from noon to 1 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink to promote awareness of breast cancer.

Library ghost stories

On Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m., spend an evening with local storyteller Nicholas Fischbach at the Burton Public Library, 14588 W Park St., as he tells histories, mysteries, ghost stories and legends of Geauga County and the state of Ohio. Registration is not required. For more information, call the library at 440-834-4466.

Retiree luncheon meeting

The Public Employee Retirees Inc. No. 86 luncheon begins at 11 a.m. Oct. 23 at St. Mary’s Church of Chardon, 401 North St. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $12 for lunch and the meeting which is payable at the door. Reservations are required by Oct. 19 to Catherine Whitright at 440-286-3730. Carolyn Lookabill, executive director of Residence of Chardon, is the guest speaker.

Taste of Geauga

Local restaurants, caterers and food establishments will share samples of their favorite menu selections from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 23. Call 440-632-1538 or visit destinationgeauga.com for more information.

Library pumpkin painting

All ages are welcome to join the Burton Public Library, 14588 W. Park St., on Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. for pumpkin painting. The library will supply the paint and pumpkins, you supply the creativity. Registration is required. For more information, call the library at 440-834-4466.

Perennial Gardeners presentation

Join the Perennial Gardeners with Paul Pira, Geauga Park District biologist, at West Geauga Middle School, 8615 Cedar Road in Chester, on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation on the Geauga Park District’s park meadows, “Planting and Managing Meadows and Wetlands for Wildlife.” The Perennial Gardeners often have speakers at their meetings, which are open to the public. Membership in the Perennial Gardeners is open to Geauga County residents. Contact Gwenn for information at 440-804-4167 or gbzoeller@yahoo.com.

 LGBTQ+ overview discussion

On Oct. 24, join to Kent State University Geuaga’s Regional Academic Center, 2745 Creekside Drive Twinsburg, for an informative LGBTQ+ overview in “Understanding the Rainbow,” presented by Katie Mattise from the LGBTQ+ Center at the Kent campus, from noon to 1 p.m.

Discussion on impeachment

Raymond Ku, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, will be speaking on impeachment at the Geauga County Democratic Party Hot Topic Spaghetti Dinner at the Geauga Democratic Headquarters, 12420 Kinsman Road in Newbury, on Oct. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m.  Cost is $13 for members and $25 for non-members. Come and enjoy dinner and have your questions answered about the ongoing impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump.

Fall hike around the reservoir

Join a naturalist for a 7-mile hike around the East Branch Reservoir in an area not normally open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26. Wildlife sightings may include eagles and waterfowl. Pack a lunch and water bottle and meet at the Route 608 main parking lot at Headwaters Park in Huntsburg. A portion of the walk will be on Routes 608 and 322, and reservation is required at 440-286-9516.

Mystery and dinner

A murder mystery and dinner to raise awareness for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Geauga County will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Punderson State Park, 11755 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Newbury Township.

Cost is $65 per person and includes dinner and the murder mystery. Call Mary Ruth for dinner tickets at 216-905-8081. Cabins and hotel rooms can be rented at special CASA rates.

There will be a haunted mansion tour the Friday night before with rooms, and a brunch is available the following Sunday morning. Call 440-564-9144 for reservations. Code word is CASA.

Proceeds will support the Geauga County Juvenile Court for the prevention of juvenile delinquency, pursuant to ORC 2152.73.

Nassau night-sky viewing

Observe the night sky using a giant telescope from 7-11 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Nassau Astronomical Station at Observatory Park, 10350 Clay St. in Montville, just north of the main campus entrance. A planetarium presentation in the McCullough Science Center will be held if weather prevents sky viewing. No registration is required. This program is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Hidden gems hike

Hike 2 miles over hilly terrain and through a forest from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 27 to discover the hidden gems during the fall season at Russell Uplands Preserve, 15200 Russell Road in Russell. Carpooling is recommended, and prepare for no restrooms. The hike will proceed rain or shine, so dress for the weather. Registration is required at 440-286-9516.

Night sky planetarium show

Learn what to watch for in the night sky from 2-3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. The building open house is from 1-4 p.m., and the program is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Weather permitting, also view the sun using the planetarium’s safe solar-viewing equipment. Call 440-286-9516 for more information.

Geauga Walkers

Seniors enjoy a naturalist-guided, 1-plus-mile walk from 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Beartown Lakes Reservation, North Pointe Shelter, 18870 Quinn Road in Auburn. For a complete list of hikes held year-round in Geauga Park District parks, call 440-279-2126.

Economic leadership breakfast

Geauga Growth Partnership GEL breakfast is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Nov. 1 at Kent State University Geauga, 14111 Claridon Troy-Road in Burton. Networking and light breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.

The topic is “State of the Schools – Building Skills for Tomorrow’s Jobs!” Representatives from Geauga County schools will share innovations in education that help support students on their career pathways.

All are welcome free of charge, but registration is required at 440-564-1060 or info@geaugagrowth.com.

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