Ice cream social

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District is celebrating their 77th year of conservation at their Annual Election and Ice Cream Social tonight (Sept. 30) from 5-8 p.m. at the Patterson Center, 14269 N. Cheshire Road in Burton. Learn how to access online tools to investigate your property’s soil and water, enjoy a sweet treat and vote for the next two board supervisors who will help address the conservation priorities of Geauga County. This year’s conservation awards and rain barrels will also be showcased.

Visit geaugaswcd.com or call 440-834-1122 for more information.

Geauga ice cream social

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District is celebrating their 77th year of conservation at their Annual Election and Ice Cream Social tonight (Sept. 30) from 5-8 p.m. at the Patterson Center, 14269 N. Cheshire Road in Burton. Learn how to access online tools to investigate your property’s soil and water, enjoy a sweet treat and vote for the next two Board Supervisors who will help address the conservation priorities of Geauga County. This year’s conservation awards and rain barrels will also be showcased.

Visit geaugaswcd.com or call 440-834-1122 for more information.

Go howling with coyotes

Learn some facts about coyotes and hike out to two survey locations to broadcast real coyote recordings and possibly hear return calls from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Orchard Hills Park Lodge, 11340 Caves Road in Chester. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Take a fall color hike

Join a naturalist for a medium-level morning hike to enjoy fall colors from 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in Big Creek Park, Aspen Grove, 9160 Robinson Road in Chardon. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Car trunk sale

The United Methodist Women of Chardon United Methodist Church host a car-trunk sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 2 in the church parking lot at 515 North St. in Chardon. All are welcome and admission is free.

Problem Plants Of Ohio

Kent State University authors give an overview of their new book on identification, control and landscape alternatives of problematic plants from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell. This program is ideal for home gardeners, master gardeners and natural resource managers. Held in collaboration with the Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio. Registration is required at 440-286-9516.

Homespun Market Day

Geauga Park District hosts Homespun Market Days from 1-6 p.m. Oct. 2 and 3 at Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield. Celebrate autumn with handmade and locally produced items for sale, live music, food vendors, balloon creations, magician, nature scavenger hunt and more. Horse-drawn wagon rides are first-come, first-served from 1-4 p.m. with limited seating. Visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org for details.

Kayak on Cuyahoga River

Ages 12 and older with adults can paddle the Upper Cuyahoga River from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 3. Enjoy autumn color and wildlife along this scenic river. Kayaking ability/experience is required. The paddle is held rain or shine, so dress for the weather and bring a change of clothes in a waterproof bag. Meet at Eldon Russell Park, 16315 Rapids Road in Troy. Registration is required beginning Sept. 24 at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Geauga walkers

Active seniors are welcome to join a naturalist-led hike over one mile from 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Meet at Headwaters Park, TMHT parking lot (enter from Route 608, first parking lot on the right). For a full schedule of walks, call 440-279-2126. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Estate Planning for seniors

Learn the basics of estate planning and elder law during this hands-on event at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chester. Discover how to efficiently pass on your assets to your children or heirs through probate avoidance and asset protection strategies and how to protect assets and avoid a nursing home spend down through trusts and other asset protection tools. Register at www.GeaugaLibrary.net.

Register for senior learning program

Fall registration is now open for continuing education classes from the Institute for Learning in Retirement-East. ILR-East is an east-side senior learning program affiliated with Baldwin Wallace University. Now in its 22nd year, the ILR-East program provides college-level courses in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Fall term begins on Oct. 5 and runs for six weeks through Nov. 11. Most classes are offered in person at Temple Emanu El, 4545 Brainard Road in Orange Village, with four via Zoom and one on YouTube. Registration is available only by mail and is due by Oct. 1. For the class list and registration address, contact ILR-East at 216-987-2985 or ilreast@bw.edu. Classes meet once a week and are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Presentation on gun violence

Temple Emanu El will host “After Effects,” an event that examines the effects of gun violence on children with John Woodrow Cox, staff writer for the Washington Post and author of the book “Children Under Fire: An American Crisis” on Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Interviewed by WKYC reporter Dominic Ferrante, Mr. Cox will discuss his book that follows several children impacted by gun violence and a new way to explore issues of gun safety. Sponsored by the temple’s Advocacy Committee, the event is free and open to the public. To register and obtain the Zoom link, RSVP by Oct. 5 to jroseman@teecleve.org or by calling 216-454-1216.

Timbertrots: tremendous trees

Ages 3 to 5, with an adult explore the tree-themed forest with Nora the Explorer from 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. Oct. 7 at Orchard Hills Park Lodge, 11340 Caves Road in Chester. Dress for the weather. All attending, including adults and children, must register at 440-286-9516 or geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Explore benefits of tai chi

Learn the movements and benefits of tai chi at the Orange Senior Center on Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. from Oct. 7 through Nov. 18. The forms and movements can be done seated or standing. The slow movements can be modified for individual needs combined with deep breathing benefit participants of any age or gender. Preregistration and masks are required. Cost is $84 for OSC members and $89 for nonmembers. This event is offered by the Orange Senior Center/Adult Discovery, programs of Orange schools and Orange Community Education and Recreation. The OSC is located at 32205 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike. For reservations or more information, call 216-831-8600, ext. 5700 or visit orangerec.com.

November holiday tree ornament

Help make ornaments for veterans and the Thanksgiving Holiday Tree at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road in Chester. Materials are provided. Register at GeaugaLibrary.net.

Family pumpkin decorating contest

Pick up a pumpkin at Geauga West Library on Oct. 8 and decorate it like your favorite book character/scene. One pumpkin per family. Register one name per family to reserve a pumpkin or use your own small pumpkin and enter as many as you’d like. Submit decorated pumpkin by Oct. 22. Also, grades six to 12 are welcome to decorate a pumpkin anytime from 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Supplies provided. The library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Chester. Call 440-729-4250 for details. Register at GeaugaLibrary.net.

Night sky viewing

Drop in during program hours to observe the wonders of the night sky using the Oberle telescope from 8-11 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 at Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St. in Montville. The program is wheelchair and stroller accessible. No registration is required.

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