Lecturer Rabbi Jonathan Cohen presents Eastside Conversation: Reform Rabbis’ Response to Zionism: A Retrospective, May 10 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Landmark Centre Building, 25700 Science Park Drive in Beachwood. This lecture is offered by Case Western Reserve Siegal Lifelong Learning. For information and price, visit case.edu/lifelonglearning/ or call 216-368-2091.
The NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society, Inc. monthly meeting will be held May 11 at the Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road in Mayfield Village. Membership and visitors come from Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Summit and Ashtabula counties.
The organization hosts speaker Pamela Baster, manuscripts curator for the DAR Library, presenting “DAR Online Resources.” Following the main talk will be an open forum and a webinar. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:30 a.m. Meetings are open to the public. For additional information, visit http:/neocag.net.
Learn Raspberry Pi
Come to the Gates Mills Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 1491 Chagrin River Road, May 11 from 2-4 p.m. to learn how to use the Raspberry Pi, a programmable mini-computer. Registration is requested for this free program at 440-423-4808.
Download library materials
If you need one-on-one assistance in using your device to read digital copies of your favorite books and magazines and to listen to the latest music, the Solon Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway, offers personalized help to download library e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines and the rest of the digital collection. Take advantage of this individualized assistance in navigating the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s cyber materials. Registration is required for these one-on-one sessions which are available Mondays at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. To register, stop in, call 440-248-8777 or visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org.
Chagrin Dems meet
The Chagrin Valley Democratic Club will meet in the main floor meeting room of the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., at 7 p.m. on May 13. The club will discuss current events and strategies for the 2020 election.
Free hearing screenings
The Orange Senior Center, 32205 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, holds free hearing screenings May 14 from 9-11 a.m. This 15-minute screening is sponsored by Holly’s Hearing Aid Center. Screenings are free but you must pre-register for a specific time. To register or for more information, call 216-831-8600 ext. 5700.
Spring and summer bird watching
On May 14 starting at 7 p.m., the Solon Historical Society, 33975 Bainbridge Road, welcomes the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland to speak on “Ohio Spring and Summer Bird Watching.” Information about binoculars and bird field guides will be included, and bring a pie to share because it’s Pie Night.
Tuesday book discussion
The Gates Mills Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 1491 Chagrin River Road, holds a book discussion on “The Temptation to Be Happy” by Lorenzo Marone, May 14 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call 440-423-4808 for more information.
Woman’s Club scholarship luncheon
The Chagrin Valley Woman’s Club will feature its annual scholarship luncheon on May 20 at The Tanglewood Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail in Bainbridge. Senior high school students from area schools will be in attendance to receive scholarships from the club. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. The public is invited to attend. Cost is $25. Reservations can be made by calling June Stephens at 440-247-4634.
Chagrin Contra Dance
Chagrin Falls Contra Dance is May 21 at Chagrin Falls Township Hall, 83 N. Main St. Live music is performed. Lesson at 7:30 p.m., with dance from 8-10 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for youth and $25 for a family. For more information, contact Will Craig at 216-316-0068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Cleanse lecture
Deborah Buch, certified holistic health coach, presents Spring Cleanse at the free learning lunch series at the Orange Senior Center, 32205 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, May 22 at noon. In this class you will learn how to prepare recipes with meal planning tips to avoid stress and not feel like you’re starving yourself. Bring your lunch; the event is free but you must pre-register. To register or for more information, call 216-831-8600 ext. 5700.
American politics lecture
Justin Buchler, Case Western Reserve University associate professor of political science, presents Rapid Changes in American Politics, May 22 at 6 p.m. at One University Circle in Cleveland. This event is offered by CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning. For information and price, visit case.edu/lifelonglearning/ or call 216-368-2091.
Concerts at OSC
Orange Schools music programs present two free concerts at the Orange Senior Center, 32205 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike. The high school string orchestra performs May 23 at 3 p.m., and the Moreland Hills Elementary School fifth-grade choir performs May 29 at 11:45 a.m. You must pre-register, but the concerts are open to all. To register or for more information, call 216-831-8600 ext. 5700.
Auburn Memorial Day ceremonies
Memorial Day Ceremonies for Auburn Township will be held on May 26. A short ceremonial laying of the wreath will be held at Mapleshade Cemetery at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m. the public is welcome to gather at Adam Hall Community Center, 11455 Washington St., for the “Reading of Names” ceremony coordinated with traditional observances. This year’s guest speaker is Auburn resident and Retired Master Sergeant Francis Gibbons. The final destination will be Shady Side Cemetery for the raising of the flags and laying of the wreath ceremonies. Residents are invited to join the township trustees for coffee and donuts after the ceremony at the Auburn Museum across the street from Shady Side.
Bus trip to Oak Barrel
The Orange Senior Center will take a bus trip to The Oak Barrel in Valley View, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meal choices include Amish chicken and waffles, chopped chicken salad or Ahi tuna tacos, and be sure to save room for Tahitian vanilla bean crème brulee. Coffee and soft drinks are included. Cost is $60 with a registration/refund deadline May 23. The bus will depart and return to OSC, 32205 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike. To register or for more information, call 216-831-8600 ext. 5700.
Auburn trash disposal day
Large item trash disposal day in Auburn Township is June 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents may bring their items to the Adam Hall Community Center, 11455 Washington St. No hazardous waste, building products, household garbage or yard waste will be accepted.
Nominal fee of $7 per car and small truck loads and $10 per large truck load will be charged. A maximum of eight truck tires (on and off rims) per household are accepted free.
Senior residents qualify for free item pick up service but must pre-register with Geauga County Department on Aging at 440-279-2130. Call 440-543-7028 or visit www.auburntownship.com for more information.