Taborville dinner planned

On Nov. 7, DTJ Taborville is having the last chicken and duck dinner of 2021. We will be serving from noon-2p.m. Cost is $13for an adult dinner and $7 for a children’s chicken dinner. A half duck dinner is $18. Dinner includes dumplings, sauerkraut, a homemade doughnut and coffee.

Music will be provided from 12:30-3:30 p.m. by Frank Moravcik. Mask are required in the bar room and while in line.Czech beer will be available. DTJ Taborville is located at 9850 North Blvd in Chagrin Falls. Reservations must be in by Nov. 3.For reservations and more information about D.T.J. Events call 440-543-8494.

Tai Chi offered

Learn the movements and benefits of tai chi at the Orange Senior Center on Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. through Nov. 18. Preregistration and masks are required. Cost is $84 for members and $89 for nonmembers. The center is located at 32205 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike. For reservations or more information, call 216-831-8600, ext. 5700 or visit orangerec.com.

Bloodmobile

Donors of all blood types, especially Type-0 and those giving platelets, are urged to make an appointment to give now. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment for one of the following dates/locations:

Oct. 29, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, 602 South St., Claridon, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Oct. 29, Huntsburg Baptist Church, 16401 Mayfield Road, Huntsburg, 2-7 p.m. Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Geauga Public Library Administrative Center, 12701 Ravenwood Drive, Munson, or Nov. 15, 1-7 p.m. Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Chester. Walk-ins are welcome.

Trunk or treat

Geauga County Sheriff’s Office sponsors a Halloween Trunk or Treat from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Geauga County Safety Center, 12450 Merritt Road in Chardon. Open to the public.

Walk along treat street

The West Geauga Recreation Council is hosting its first annual “Trick or Treat Street” from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the council campgrounds, 8611 Cedar Road in Chester, adjacent to the middle school parking lot. The event gives Chester families a place to trick or treat in the community rather than going to neighboring communities with sidewalks and closely-spaced houses. Local businesses and residents may sign up for a 6-foot spot to decorate and pass out candy. Each resident and business that signs up will be provided a sign to label who they are. To sign up to pass out candy, visit wgrc.org/volunteer or email publicity@wgrc.org before Oct. 22. The event is free and open to the public.

Geauga walkers

Seniors hike one-plus mile on a naturalist-led walk from 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Welton’s Gorge, 13973 Hale Road in Burton. Call Geauga Senior Center for a full schedule of walks at 440-279-2126. Registration is required at geaugaparkdistrict.org or call 440-286-9516.

Morning hike

Join Geauga Gems for a peaceful one-plus-mile hike along the forested trails of West Woods from 8:30-10 a.m. Nov. 3. Held rain or shine, so dress for the weather. Expect hilly terrain. Meet at West Woods Affelder House, 15139 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Russell. Registration is required at geaugaparkdistrict.org or call 440-286-9516.

Basket weaving

Want to impress your friends with a creative and handcrafted gift? Check out this new class at the Orange Senior Center on Nov. 3 and 10. Learn new weaving stitches to weave on your tabletop loom. In this class you will create a unique project that you can keep for yourself or give to someone special. All the supplies are provided and no experience is necessary! Must pre-register and masks are required on the Orange School Campus. $24 per member, $29 per nonmember.

Book signing

Come hear local author and attorney, Jeffrey Keiper, give a talk about his debut novel, In The Wheelhouse at the Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. The novel is a unique, edge-of-your-seat action thriller featuring Tom Wheeler, an old-school detective, his adopted, autistic daughter, Haley and a German Shepherd, as well as social themes of the day, inlcuding the opioid crisis and human trafficking. Mr. Keiper will have copies of the book for purchase and will be happy to sign them.

Ansel’s Cave hike

Explore Ansel’s Cave on a naturalist-led, 2-mile, medium-level hike from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at West Woods Turkey Ridge Shelter, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell. This rare opportunity to visit the restricted area of the park will be held rain or shine, so dress accordingly and wear sturdy shoes. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Fireside songs

Gather at the hearth for animal stories and nature songs of entertainment for all ages from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Sunnybrook Preserve Lodge, 12474 Heath Road in Chester. The program is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Astrotots

Ages 3 to 5 with adult discover the mystery and magic of the stars from 9:30-10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and Nov. 6 in the Robert McCullough Science Center at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. Create a starry night masterpiece while learning why the stars are so tiny, why they twinkle and why they hide in the daytime. All attending, including adults and children, must register for this wheelchair and stroller accessible program. Registration is required at geaugaparkdistrict.org or call 440-286-9516.

Passport fair

Geauga County Public Library has partnered with the staff of the Geauga County Clerk of Courts to provide one-stop shopping to help applicants apply for a Passport from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 6 at Bainbridge Public Library, 17222 Snyder Road in Bainbridge. Assistance includes completing the necessary forms, certifying the paperwork and sending it in. For information on required materials to bring with you, call 440-543-5611 or visit GeaugaLibrary.net.

Welton’s Gorge hike

Hike with a naturalist on the new Dogwood Trail at Welton’s Gorge from 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 6. Get a new perspective of the gorge in the fall with bare trees. Participants must have the ability to hike at least two miles. The hike will be held rain or shine, so dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Holly Days boutique

West Woods Nature Center hosts the annual Holly Days Artisan Boutique and Mistletoe Market from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6 and Nov. 13. Browse a premier selection of nature-themed holiday décor and gifts for sale by regional artisans including unique, handmade items. The Mistletoe Market features handmade gifts created by young artisans. Visit one weekend or both. Learn more on the website under activities, special events and art shows. The event is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Visit geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Night hike

Discover nocturnal creatures in the woods and listen for their sounds from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 6 at Eldon Russell Park, 16315 Rapids Road in Troy. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Hidden gems hike

Hike this hidden gem with a naturalist to discover natural wonders along the trails from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Whitlam Woods, 12500 Pearl Road in Hambden. Participants must be able to hike 1.5 miles over hilly terrain. Held rain or shine, so dress for the weather and wear footgear that can get wet and muddy. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Meadow planting

Geauga Park District staff instructs how to start your own meadow that will benefit wildlife from 1-2 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Robert McCullough Science Center at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. An indoor presentation will be followed by an outdoor hike to collect seeds for the Park District, as well as take some home. A separate registration is required for the hike. The program is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Seed collecting

Join Geauga Park District staff to hike the meadow and collect seeds for the Park District, as well as take some home, from 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Robert McCullough Science Center in Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. An indoor presentation on planting your own meadow precedes the hike from 1-2 p.m. with a separate registration. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Timbertrots

Ages 3 to 5 with adults join Nora the Explorer to discover the amazing White-tailed deer from 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Nov. 8 and Nov. 14 in the Great Blue Heron Lodge in The Rookery, 10110 Cedar Road in Chester. The event includes activities indoors and out, so dress for the weather. All attending, including adults and children, must register. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Hound hike

Enjoy a 2-mile, medium-level hike with your pooch from 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Meet at Katydid Lodge in Frohring Meadows, 16780 Savage Road in Bainbridge. Bring dog towels, water bowl, poop scoop and bags for dog clean–up. Only one dog per handler, on a maximum 8-foot leash at all times. The dog must be fully controlled and non-aggressive to people and other dogs. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Honor veterans

Join the community to honor the veterans of Geauga County from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Eykyn Room at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chester. Hear how they are served through the Geauga County Veterans Services. Register at geaugalibrary.libcal.com.

Planning workshop

Geauga Growth Partnership hosts a strategic planning workshop from 8:30-10 a.m. Nov. 12 at Newbury Business Park Conference Room, 12737 Kinsman Road in Newbury. GGP President and CEO Kimm Leininger and David Levy, owner of Corporate Support Services and Solutions Group, talk about the benefits that strategic planning can bring to your company. Learn about setting goals, developing a market analysis and structuring key performance indicators. For more information, contact info@geaugagrowth.com or call 440-564-1060. Register at https://bit.ly/3ElP8Er.

All about eclipses

Learn all about the upcoming eclipses from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Robert McCullough Science Center in Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Laser engraving workshop

Students in grades six through 12 stop at Bainbridge Library, 17222 Snyder Road, anytime between 12-3:30 p.m. Nov. 13 to design and make a custom glass cup on the Inspiration Station equipment. Complete the project in about an hour; cups are provided. Register at geaugalibrary.libcal.com.

Winging it

Watch for loons, waterfowl and Bald Eagles during prime migration time from 8-10 a.m. Nov. 13 at LaDue Reservoir on Valley Road in Auburn. Meet at the Boathouse parking lot to caravan down Valley Road with stops along the way. Registration is required at geaugaparkdistrict.org or call 440-286-9516.

Buckeye trail hike

Hike four miles on the Buckeye Trail from 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Meet at Welton’s Gorge, 13973 Hale Road in Burton. The hike is held rain or shine, so dress for the weather and bring water. Registration is required at geaugaparkdistrict.org or call 440-286-9516.

Backcountry hike

Explore the Rookery for wetland wildlife like beavers, otters and herons from 1:30-4 p.m. Nov. 14. While venturing off trail, expect wet, muddy hiking, stepping over logs and crossing streams. The hike is held rain or shine, so dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes that can get wet and muddy. The Rookery is located at 10110 Cedar Road in Chester. Registration is required at geaugaparkdistrict.org or call 440-286-9516.

Scholarships 101

Lake Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation (LEAF) hosts a virtual information session for seniors, “Scholarships 101” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Discover how to find money for college and more. Register for this free Zoom program at leaf-ohio.org/resource-center-sessions/

Geauga walkers

Seniors hike one-plus mile on a naturalist-led walk from 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Claridon Woodlands, 11383 Claridon Troy Road. Call Geauga Senior Center for a full schedule of walks at 440-279-2126. Registration is required at geaugaparkdistrict.org or call 440-286-9516

Tiny bites

Join Vera Bartasavich, a certified health education specialist and nutrition pro as she discusses how to navigate weight management during the upcoming holiday season. During this informative one-hour presentation you will learn tips and techniques to enjoy the festivities without worrying about entering the New Year having to make that resolution to lose that added weight from overindulgence. Event occurs on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. Must pre-register; masks are required on the Orange School Campus. $5 per member and $9 per nonmember.

Night hike

Discover nature along the Kettle Trail from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve, 15681 Old Rider Road in Burton. Participants must be able to hike at least 1.25 miles and dress for the weather. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Elderberries

Seniors join biologist Paul Pira to learn how Geauga Park District protects and manages rare and endangered species, including the brook trout and spotted turtle from 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell. This program is a collaboration with the Geauga Department on Aging and University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center and is wheelchair accessible. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Tune traders

Singers and musicians present short performances followed by a jam session from 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell. All musical genres, instruments and musicianship levels are welcome to play, sing or simply enjoy. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Registration is required at www.geaugaparkdistrict.org or call 440-286-9516.

Chair yoga

Join a local yoga instructor for a chair yoga class from 2-3:15 p.m. Nov. 18 at Bainbridge Public Library, 17222 Snyder Road in Bainbridge. This class uses adaptations of traditional yoga poses that are good for people with joint replacements, back issues and body tightness. Increase your strength, flexibility and overall vitality. Visit www.geaugalibrary.net or call 440-543-5611.

Lunar eclipse

Experience a near-total eclipse of the Moon as it passes into darkness from 2-4 a.m. Nov. 19 in the Robert McCullough Science Center in Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. The entire eclipse will last from 1-7 a.m. The program is cancelled if cloudy and is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Herb society

The Chagrin Valley Herb Society will be meeting on Nov. 19 at the Bainbridge branch of the Geauga County Library, 17222 Snyder Road at 12:30 p.m. After refreshments and mingling, a business meeting will take place. November’s program will be Tea from Herbs.

Prospective members can learn about the organization at chagrinvalleyherbsociety.org or on Facebook. To make a reservation contact, chagrinvalleyherbsociety@gmail.com

Welton’s Gorge exploration

Venture off-trail into the rocky woodland ravine to discover ledges, streams and stream life from 9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 20 at Welton’s Gorge, 13973 Hale Road in Burton. Participants must be able to walk without assistance on rugged, off-trail terrain, including slippery stream bottoms, steep grades and obstacles such as downed trees, poison ivy and stream crossings. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes with good traction that can get wet. Long pants are recommended. The walk is held rain or shine and registration is required at geaugaparkdistrict or 440-286-9516.

Scavenger hunt

This family-fun event runs from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 27 at West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell. Two skill levels are available: 5 and under and 6 and above. Rhyming clues lead to animal shapes of all sizes. Find them all to win fun prizes. Register at geaugaparkdistrict.org, then drop in any time during program hours to participate. The event is partially outdoors so dress accordingly. Registration is required for all attending.

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