MedWish nights at the drive-in

MedWish International’s MedWish Summer Nights will be at the Mayfield Road Drive-in Theatre, 12100 Mayfield Road in Chardon, on June 18, July 23 and Aug. 27.

The series of fundraising events will feature a live DJ and food boxes crafted by local chefs from Flour, Zhug, Luna Bakery & Café and Cru Uncorked. Food boxes are available for pre-order. After sundown, the events will present two feature films back-to-back on the same screen. Events will begin at 8:30 p.m.

MedWish Summer Nights will be in an outdoor setting and will provide more than the 6-foot recommended distance between individuals from different households. Attendees will be required to wear face masks, maintain 6-foot distances from individuals outside their own party and refrain from attending the event if experiencing a cough, fever or any flu-like symptoms. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Borrow a boat

Geauga residents can get out onto the water for free at Headwaters Park, 13365 Old State Road in Huntsburg. Residents can borrow kayaks and canoes on a first-come, first-served basis for upto two hours at a time at Headwaters Park’s boathouse.

Hours through mid-August are Fridays from 1 p.m. until the last boats go out at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until the last boats go out at 4 p.m. Identification is required. For more information, visit

Enter Geauga camping contest

On June 24, the Geauga Park District will kick off their Camper of the Week Contest to reward one camper or family each week with a $50 gift card, courtesy of Geauga Cares4U. Entries will be accepted weekly through the following Tuesday all summer long, concluding with the final week beginning Sept. 2.

To enter the contest, participants must send a picture of themselves and/or their family posing with their campsite to with name, age, hometown, date and campsite location in the email body and “Camper of the Week Contest” in the email subject line. Campers must reside in Geauga County and photos must be taken at a Geauga Park District campsite.

For more information on the contest and where to camp, visit Campsites must be reserved by phone at 440-286-9516 before 4 p.m. the day of the reservation. Walk-up and first-come, first served camping is no longer permitted.

Explore the pollinator buzz

Explore the world of cuckoo bees, orchard mason bees, leaf-cutter bees and many more important insect pollinators from 1-2:30 p.m. June 28 at West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell. After an indoor presentation, take a short walk in search of active pollinators. This program is subject to change due to COVID-19. Check or call 440-286-9516 for more information.

Horseback walk at Holbrook

Bring your own horse for this walk-only naturalist-led trail ride from 1-3:30 p.m. June 28 at Holbrook Hollows, 7250 Country Lane in Bainbridge. Enjoy the summer woodlands from the saddle at a leisurely pace in the company of other riders. Participants must trailer their own horses to Holbrook Hollows. Helmets are recommended and participants are asked to bring a shovel to clean up in the parking lot. Riders may register for one or both trail rides with a lunch break between. Registration is required. This program is subject to change due to COVID-19. Check or call 440-286-9516 for more information.

Planetarium presentation set

Join the Geauga Park District for a planetarium presentation about what to watch for in the night sky from 2-3 p.m. June 28 at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. The building open house is from 1-4 p.m. Also view the sun using safe solar-viewing equipment, weather permitting. This event is wheelchair and stroller accessible. This program is subject to change due to COVID-19. Check or call 440-286-9516 for more information.

Geauga waterways stocked

The Geauga Park District recently stocked three waterways at the following three county parks this spring: 250 yellow perch at Walter C. Best Preserve, 11620 Ravenna Road in Chardon; 50 largemouth bass and 100 hybrid bluegill AT affelder Pond at the West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell; and 100 largemouth bass and 50 hybrid bluegill at Orchard Hills Park Pond, 11340 Caves Road in Chester.

Families are welcome to catch and take fish from waterways in 11 Geauga Park District parks as long as they have a current Ohio fishing license in accordance with state regulations. For more information, visit or contact and

Chamber golf date set

Save the date for the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf outing Aug. 26 at the Tanglewood Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail in Bainbridge. All funds raised from the outing support the chamber’s Nonprofit of the Year, student scholarships and other donations throughout the year. More details and registration is coming soon.


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