Women’s guild plans spring brunch

St. Joan of Arc Women’s Guild of Chagrin Falls is holding it’s annual spring brunch and fashion show at the Club of Hillbrook at 11 a.m. May 9. Maggie’s Place of Garfield Heights will be honored.  Fashions will be by the Chagrin merchants. There will be a silent auction.  Tickets are $45.  Please call Janeen Frank for reservations: 440-338-6441.

EncoreNEO speaker series

EncoreNEO hosts a weekly speaker series, Mondays at 7:30 a.m. at the Geauga County Public Library Newbury Station, 14775 Auburn Road. EncoreNEO specifically works with workers over 50 years old searching for a job. A $5 donation for rent and refreshments is encouraged. For more information, call 216-409-8999.

Community Health & Wellness Fair

Geauga seniors are welcome to attend a community Health & Wellness Fair sponsored by University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, Chester Fire Department and the Geauga County Department on Aging, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Geauga Senior Center, 12650 West Geauga Plaza #4 in Chester.

OSC yoga classes

The Orange Senior Center, 32205 Chagrin Blvd., offers two yoga classes in May. Gentle Yoga class meets Tuesdays at 3 p.m. and is a classic hatha class in an accessible, supportive and beginner-friendly environment. No experience is necessary; bring a yoga mat and dress comfortably. On Thursdays at 9:15 a.m., balance/chair yoga is offered, designed to improve balance and flexibility through mindful movement and adaptive exercises that can be done while seated or standing. Both classes individually cost $63 for residents/OSC members and $68 for nonresidents. Yoga punch passes for five sessions of yoga classes cost $45 and never expire. For more information, call 216-831-8600.

Tai chi classes

The Orange Senior Center, 32205 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, offers tai chi at two different times this summer. Choose from Mondays at 11:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. starting May 6. For costs and information on a variable punch pass, call 216-831-8600.

Upcycle family jewelry

Give your old jewelry new life and learn to make a unique personalized piece from your own treasured past at the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., May 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This program is supported by The Mandel Foundation. Registration is requested for this free program at 440-247-3556.

Bainbridge book sale

The Friends of the Bainbridge Library host a book sale at the library, 17222 Snyder Road, May 8-12. Friends preview is May 8 from 4-6 p.m. with the sale open to all from 6-8:45 p.m. The sale is open May 9 from 9 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., May 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and May 12 from 1-4:45 p.m. May 11 is bag day, where everything that fits in a bag is $3. May 12 is donation day where you pay whatever you please. All proceeds support the library’s programs. For more information, email karenwoods@yahoo.com.

Chamber hosts legal speaker 

The Solon Chamber of Commerce presents speaker Alex Gertsburg on “How to Stay Out of Court,” May 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Mustard Seed Market & Café, 6025 Kruse Drive in Solon. Cost is $25. For more information, call 440-248-5080.

Guided chakra meditation

Jan Webber of Holistic Life Solutions will lead a guided chakra meditation session at the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., May 8 at 7 p.m. No experience is necessary. Registration is requested for this free program at 440-247-3556.

Chagrin library book discussion

The Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., hosts a discussion on “Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” by Kate Moore, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join this discussion. Call the branch library for more details at 440-247-3556.

Wednesday book discussion

The Gates Mills Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 1491 Chagrin River Road, hosts a book discussion on “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 440-423-4808.

Bridge classes offered

Bridge Improvement class at the Orange Senior Center, 32205 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, is designed for you and your specific questions about bridge. You can request or suggest the topics on Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon beginning May 9.

Bridge 3:  Popular Conventions will be held on Thursday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The popular conventions including Stayman, Jacoby Transfers, Strong Opening Bids and Slam Bidding will be introduced; complete with prepared boards and supervised play to discuss declarer play, opening leads and defensive techniques including signaling.

Either class costs $77 for residents/OSC members and $84 for nonmembers. You must pre-register at least 48 hours in advance. For more information, call 216-831-8600.

Solon Dems meet

The Solon Democratic Club will be holding its May meeting at 7 p.m. on May 9 at the Solon Community Center, 35000 Portz Pkwy. Former OSCE Ambassador to Moldova Jennifer Brush will speak on Russia and the Erosion of the Liberal World Order. More information about the club is available on the Solon Dems Facebook page.

‘Eames’ film screened

The Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., shows the film “Eames: The Architect and the Painter,” May 10 at noon with popcorn provided. Registration is requested for this free showing at 440-247-3556.

Farm Market season opener

Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market will begin its summer season on May 11 from 9 a.m. to noon in the South Russell Town Hall parking lot, 5205 Chillicothe Road (Route 306). On Opening Day, Hawthorn Springs Greenhouse will welcome market visitors to the 2019 summer season with a free blueberry plant. Geauga County Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer advice on how to care for the plant and to answer general questions about plants and gardening.

The market is still accepting new vendors. Applications are available at www.geaugafarmersmarket.com. A limited number of spaces are available for food truck operators as well. For more information, email geaugaffm@gmail.com or call 234-380-7982.

Kellogg speaks at dinner

The director of the Red Tulip Project, Dianne Kellogg, will be the speaker at the Geauga Democratic Women’s Caucus meeting on May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Geauga Democratic Party Headquarters, 12420 Kinsman Road in Newbury. Join for an evening of savory and sweet dinner and dessert pies and educational and poignant conversation. A $15 donation is suggested, and paper supplies for the Red Tulip Project House will be collected. For more information, call 440-226-1051.

2/47 Connect business event

The Solon Chamber of Commerce hosts 2/47 Connect at Honey Baked Ham Co. and Café, 33493 Aurora Road in Solon, May 16 at 7:45 a.m. For more information, call 440-248-5080.

Beekeepers Field Day

The Geauga County Beekeepers Association plans to hold its 2019 Field Day on May 18 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Case Western Reserve Farm, 37125 Fairmount Blvd., Hunting Valley. This is an opportunity to gain more information for beekeeping in several areas. Cost for non-members is $20 which includes membership to the club for the remainder of 2019. For more information, email Cheryl.massey@geaugacountybeekeepers.org.

Auburn School reunion

Alumni and those who attended Auburn School before it was closed are invited to the Auburn School reunion, May 19 at 2 p.m. at Adam Hall on Washington Street. Reservations are due by May 12 at a cost of $18 a plate. Call Patti Phillips at 440-343-0054 or Jake Trethewey at 440-991-7432 or email auburnschoolalumni@gmail.com with your name and address to register.

Program celebrates 25th anniversary

 The Face to Face Holocaust Education program, initiated in 1994 by Rabbi Gary Robuck, will celebrate its 25th anniversary and the retirement of its longtime director, Louise Freilich, on May 19 at Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, 26811 Fairmount Blvd. in Beachwood, from 4-6 p.m. For information and reception tickets, please contact Roz Stone at 216-765-8300 ext. 100 or visit http://www.shaareytikvah.org/face-to-face/news/25th-anniversary-celebration.

Chamber luncheon at Signature

Solon Chamber of Commerce hosts its May Chamber Luncheon at Signature of Solon Country Club, 39000 Signature Drive in Solon, May 21 at 11:30 a.m. David Gilbert, CEO and president of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, will speak. Cost is $25 for members, $40 for nonmembers. For more information, call 440-248-5080.

Chagrin Contra Dance

Chagrin Falls Contra Dance is May 21 at Chagrin Falls Township Hall, 83 N. Main St. Lesson begins at 7:30 p.m., dance is 8-10 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for youth and $25 per family. For more information, call Will Craig at 216-316-0068 or email willrcraig@gmail.com.

Encore Expo upcoming

Encore NEO 50+ has teamed up with Geauga County Public Library to showcase local career and active lifestyle resources available to people 50 years and older. Their joint inaugural event is the Encore Expo, May 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Newbury Library Station, 14775 Auburn Road. The Encore Expo is free and open to the public.

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