Museum cohosts drive-thru

Join the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum and Murphy Funeral Home for a “Spirited Drive-thru” on Sept. 12. From 4-6 p.m., drive to Murphy Funeral Home, 95 S. Franklin St. in Chagrin Falls, to pick up a meal and support the historical society. Meals are available by pre-order only, which must be made by Sept. 9 by calling 440-247-4695 or online at chagrinhistory.org. Meals include a grilled chicken sandwich or hot dog, along with a bag of chips, pop and homemade cookies. A $10 donation is suggested per meal with 100 percent of donations going to the historical society.

Masks are required for this drive-thru event, and attendees must remain in their vehicles. A volunteer will bring orders to the vehicles. For more information, visit chagrinhistory.org.

Explore the end of summer

Join a naturalist from 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in Pondside Shelter, Orchard Hills Park, 11340 Caves Road in Chester. The off-trail adventure explores seldom-visited portions of this park in search of signs of wildlife. The terrain is rugged, so participants must be physically capable of several miles of off-trail challenges with some steep hills. Registration is required at 440-286-9516. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Lifelong Learning

Case Western Reserve University’s Siegal Lifelong Learning is offering the following remote courses. For more information or to register for the classes, visit www.case.edu/lifelonglearning or call 216-368-2090.

Barbara Greenberg will offer “Eight Accidental Presidents” Mondays from Sept. 14 to Nov. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. (no class will be held Sept. 28); Paula Kalamaras will offer “Fairy Tales: The Power of the Story” Thursdays from Sept. 17 to Nov. 5 from 10-11:30 a.m.; Ravenel Richardson, visiting scholar of CWRU School of Medicine, will offer “Trauma, Ethics, and Witness in Women’s Holocaust Diaries” Tuesdays from Sep. 22 to Oct. 13 from 1:30-3 p.m.; and Cleveland Museum of Art staff will offer “The Many Stories of Modern Art” Tuesdays from Sept. 29 to Nov. 3 from 10-11 a.m.

Geauga Walkers meet

Active seniors are welcome to hike over a mile on a naturalist-led walk from 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Frohring Meadows, 16780 Savage Road in Bainbridge. Call Geauga Senior Center for a full schedule at 440-279-2126. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Learn about coyotes

From 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 15, learn about coyotes and hike to two survey locations to broadcast real coyote recordings, with hopes of hearing return calls at Frohring Meadows, 16780 Savage Road in Bainbridge. Meet in the Katydid Lodge. Registration is required at 440-286-9516. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Astronomy cookout at shelter

Seniors age 55 and over can join in a hot dog cookout at 6:30 p.m. in the Cygnus Shelter at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. At 7 p.m. Enjoy a planetarium show, view the night sky through the Oberle telescope in search of planets, nebula and other celestial features, weather permitting. Also, enjoy EZ Go Cart Tours of the Planetary Trail. This program is hosted with the Geauga Department on Aging and University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. Registration is required at 440-286-9516. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Celebrate fall at Holbrook

Celebrate the beginning of autumn with an evening of fun activities including songs and stories around a campfire from 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 18 in the lodge at Holbrook Hollows, 7250 Country Lane in Bainbridge. This program is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Registration is required at 440-286-9516. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Buggy training for horses

Bring your horse to experience a stationary and moving Amish horse and buggy in a non-threatening way from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield. Learn how to safely share the trail with buggies until 11 a.m., followed by a naturalist-led trail ride on the Wagon, Meadowlark and Gray Fox trails. Bring lunch to share with other riders at 12:30 p.m. in Woods Edge Shelter. Expect hills, gravel, mud, streams and Amish buggies. Helmets are recommended. Bring a shovel to clean up after your horse in the parking lot. Registration is required at 440-286-9516. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Nassau hosts open house

Landmarks statewide are opening their doors to seekers of Ohio history during Ohio Open Doors week. Tour the Nassau Astronomical Station in Observatory Park, 10350 Clay St. in Montville, from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 19 and learn about its history as a research observatory. Return after sunset for night-sky viewing with the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society, weather permitting. The program is wheelchair and stroller accessible. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Astronomy night with CVAS

Join members of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society to observe the wonders of the night sky using a newly restored telescope from 7-11 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Nassau Astronomical Station at Observatory Park, 10350 Clay St. in Montville, just north of the main campus entrance. The program will be canceled in cloudy conditions. This event is wheelchair and stroller accessible. All programs and events are subject to change; check www.geaugaparkdistrict.org before coming out.

Rain barrel auction begins

The Geauga Soil Conservation District has rolled out their barrels for the 2020 Rain Barrel Yard Art Campaign. Through this community initiative, seven local artists each transformed 55-gallon recycled plastic barrels into creative, repurposed rain barrels for collecting rooftop runoff to reuse for watering.

These decorated rain barrels will be displayed at the Geauga SWCD office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton, and the district’s annual meeting and are available for bidding at these locations or at our geaugaswcd.com until Oct. 30. Minimum bids start at $90. Check the current bid amount of each barrel prior to submitting a bid. View all the barrels and place a bid online by visiting geaugaswcd.com. All proceeds will go toward the district’s education programs. For more information, visit the Geauga SWCD website or call 440-834-1122.

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