Senior trash pickup

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.

Document shredding in Geauga

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25, Geauga residents can bring up to five standard-sized bags or boxes of sensitive documents to be shredded to the Geauga County Public Library Administrative Center, 12701 Ravenwood Drive in Munson. Shredding is provided by Protect-N-Shred. Call 440-286-6811.

Burton antiques market

The annual Burton Antiques Market is held Sept. 25 on the Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton. General admission is $10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $5 from 1-4:30 p.m. and early buyers admission is $25 from 8-10 a.m. Visit www.BurtonAntiquesMarket.com for details.

‘Spirits Alive!’ tour in Chagrin

Join the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum for their fourth annual “Spirits Alive!” Evergreen Cemetery tour on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26 from 5-6 p.m. Attendees will meet the spirits of seven graves and hear about their stories. This year’s “spirits” include Austin Church, Old Aunty and George Ober, among others. Reservations are required for this event, and refreshments will be safely provided. This event will take place rain or shine, and no refunds will be given. Admission is $15.

Evergreen Cemetery is located at 506 S. Franklin St. in Chagrin Falls. For more information, COVID-19 guidelines or to make a reservation, visit chagrinhistory.org or call 440-247-4695. Reservations may also be made by mail to P.O. Box 515, Chagrin Falls, OH, 44022.

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.

Diaper collection

Bainbridge Community United Church of Christ invites community members to drop off diapers and wet wipes on Sept. 26 between noon and 2 p.m. at the Church. Donors are asked to use the formal entrance closer to Bainbridge Commons shopping plaza and drive to the main entrance across from Restland Cemetery so members can collect items from car trunks or backseats. To exit please use the driveway near Cleveland Clinic Urgent Care. Collections will benefit Bainbridge Food for Friends and Geauga Jobs and Family Services Foodbank.

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 440-286-9516 and geaugaparkdistrict.org.

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.

Good Deeds programs

The Good Deeds Program will hold informational meetings where volunteer attorneys will inform individuals on how to hold their assets while living and to avoid the cost and time associated with the probate court process later. Upcoming Good Deeds Programs are Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex of Geauga County Probate Court, 231 Main St., second floor, Chardon; Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Metzenbaum Center, 8200 Cedar Road, Chester; and Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Heritage Marketplace, 15848 Nauvoo Road, Middlefield.

Borrow electronic books

Get to know Libby, the app you can use to enjoy library e-books and audiobooks using your GCPL card, at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Bainbridge Library, 17222 Snyder Road in Bainbridge. Learn the ins and outs of navigating the app to borrow and enjoy digital materials on your device. Register at www.GeaugaLibrary.net.

Ice cream social

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District is celebrating its 77th year of conservation at their Annual Election and Ice Cream Social on Sept. 30 from 5-8 p.m. at the Patterson Center14269 N. Cheshire Road, Burton. Learn how to access online tools to investigate your property’s soil and water, enjoy a sweet treat and vote for the next two Board Supervisors who will help address the conservation priorities of Geauga County. This year’s conservation awards and rain barrels will also be showcased. Visit geaugaswcd.com or call 440-834-1122 for more information.

1950 census revealed

Family history buffs explore hints and ideas for finding family when the 1950 census is released at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chester. Basic computer skills are required. Register at www.GeaugaLibrary.net

Howling with coyotes

Learn some facts about coyotes and hike out to two survey locations to broadcast real coyote recordings and possibly hear return calls from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Orchard Hills Park Lodge, 11340 Caves Road in Chester. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Take fall hike

Join a naturalist for a medium-level morning hike to enjoy fall colors from 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in Big Creek Park, Aspen Grove, 9160 Robinson Road in Chardon. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Problem plants in Ohio

Kent State University authors give an overview of their new book on identification, control and landscape alternatives of problematic plants from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell. This program is ideal for home gardeners, master gardeners and natural resource managers. Held in collaboration with the Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio. Registration is required at 440-286-9516.

Market days

Geauga Park District hosts Homespun Market Days from 1-6 p.m. Oct. 2 and 3 at Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield. Celebrate autumn with handmade and locally produced items for sale, live music, food vendors, balloon creations, magician, nature scavenger hunt and more. Horse-drawn wagon rides are first-come, first-served from 1-4 p.m. with limited seating. Visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org for details.

One-on-one computer clinic

Learn computer skills at 2 and 3 p.m. every Saturday Oct. 2 through Nov. 27 at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chester. Due to the high demand for appointments, patrons are permitted one computer clinic per month. For full details, call Geauga West Library at 440-729-4250.

Kayak on Cuyahoga

Ages 12 and older with adults can paddle the Upper Cuyahoga River from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 3. Enjoy autumn color and wildlife along this scenic river. Kayaking ability/experience is required. The paddle is held rain or shine, so dress for the weather and bring a change of clothes in a waterproof bag. Meet at Eldon Russell Park, 16315 Rapids Road in Troy. Registration is required beginning Sept. 24 at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Geauga walkers

Active seniors are welcome to join a naturalist-led hike over one mile from 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Meet at Headwaters Park, TMHT parking lot (enter from Route 608, first parking lot on the right). For a full schedule of walks, call 440-279-2126. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Estate planning

Learn the basics of estate planning and elder law during this hands-on event at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chester. Discover how to efficiently pass on your assets to your children or heirs through probate avoidance and asset protection strategies and how to protect assets and avoid a nursing home spend down through trusts and other asset protection tools. Register at www.GeaugaLibrary.net.

Register for senior 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.

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.

Timbertots program

Ages 3 to 5 with adult explore the tree-themed forest with Nora the Explorer from 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Oct. 7 at Orchard Hills Park Lodge, 11340 Caves Road in Chester. Dress for the weather. All attending, including adults and children, must register at 440-286-9516 or www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.

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