Solon Dems to meet

The Solon Democratic Club will meet tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. at the Solon Community Center, 3500 Portz Parkway. Ohio Rep. Phil Robinson (Ohio House District 6) and Hillary O’Connor Mueri, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 14, will be present. Mr. Robinson will briefly discuss the openings for Solon to fill seats in the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. Ms. O’Connor Mueri will introduce herself to the Solon Democrats and her plans to flip the seat from Republican to Democrat.

Talk business over coffee

Come enjoy a cup of coffee while having an open conversation about your business at the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce’s “Business Therapy & Coffee” from 8-9 a.m. on Jan. 10 at Lowe’s Greenhouse, 16540 Chillicothe Road in Bainbridge. Share an hour with fellow chamber members and chat about best practices in business. This month’s topic is customer service. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Register at CVCC.org.

NEOCAG meeting at public library

The NorthEast Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society, Inc. (NEOCAG) monthly meeting will be held Jan. 11 at the Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road in Mayfield Village.

Stephen Wendt, a professional genealogist, will be the speaker and will present “Searching for Your Elusive Prussian Ancestors: A Case Study.” Following the main speaker, the group will conduct learning sessions on Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker and Beginner Groups. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit NEOCAG.net.

Jazz for all ages

The Biasella Trio will take the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library participants on a live musical journey through America’s jazz history on Jan. 12 from 2-4 p.m. Explore swing, Latin, blues and ballads. Registration is requested for this free program at 440-247-3556. The Chagrin Falls branch is located at 100 E. Orange St.

Hiker presents nature photography

Photographer Terry Martin will share his experience hiking the Appalachian Trail in a presentation on Jan. 13 from 7-8 p.m. at the Solon Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway. Mr. Martin finished hiking the Appalachian Trail in August 2014 and has pursued his passion for landscape and wildlife photography since 2010. Registration is required for this event. To register, stop in or call the library at 440-248-8777, or visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org.

Cru Uncorked series kicks off

Sonia Winner, president and CEO of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will kick off the 2020 Everything Cleveland speaker series at Cru Uncorked, 34300 Chagrin Blvd. in Moreland Hills, on Jan. 14.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy fare, wine and atmosphere at Cru Uncorked. The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by Ms. Winner’s speech, “Explore, Engage and Empower for a Better Tomorrow” at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per person, gratuities and sales tax included.  For more information or to register, email info@CruUncorked.com or call 440-903-1171.

Tuesday book discussion

Join the Gates Mills Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 1491 Chagrin River Road, to discuss the book “Lilian Boxfish Takes a Walk” by Kathleen Rooney from 7-8 p.m. on Jan. 14. Everyone is welcomed to attend. Call the branch library for more information at 440-423-4808.

Tea time lecture series ​

Take a look at America’s first families in a six-week series starting Jan. 15 at the Orange Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike. Discover the importance of tea in U.S. leadership and the role it played in the lives of the country’s founding fathers. Tea connoisseur Judi Slack will present the nation’s history through the lens of tea on Wednesdays through Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Tea and cookies will be provided. For more information and to register, visit ​www.cuyahogalibrary.org, or call 216-831-4282.  ​​

MLK Day button making

The Orange Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd. ​in Pepper Pike, welcomes families of all ages to their drop-in Martin Luther King, Jr. button making event that runs Jan. 16 and 17 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Jan. 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Use pictures and words to design a button for this event. For more information, call 216-831-4282.

Enjoy dinner and Aladdin

The Orange Senior Center and Orange Community Education & Recreation, 32205 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, will host Stagecrafters Theatre Director Wendy Scott-Koeth on Jan. 16 from 5-9 p.m. Ms. Scott-Koeth will present a preshow talk on the production of Disney’s Aladdin and give the inside scoop on what it takes to put on a production featuring almost 100 young actors. The event includes a special dinner at the OSC, then moves to Orange High School to watch the show. Pre-registration is required by Jan. 10. Cost is $22 for OSC members and $27 for nonmembers. Call 216-831-8600, ext. 5700 to register or for more information.

Author book discussion, lunch

Local Author Donald Miller will be at the Bainbridge Senior Center, 17751Chillicothe Road, to discuss his novel, “Power and Passion: An Epic Novel of the 1960s” on Jan. 31 at noon. Geauga County senior citizens 60 years of age and older are invited to this free event, which includes lunch.

The book is inspired by the deaths of four Kent State University students on May 4, 1970. Mr. Miller is a 1971 graduate of Kent State, was a student protester and dated one of the students fatally shot. The story takes place on Cleveland’s east side. Sign up for this event by Jan. 17 by calling 440-279-2126 and asking for Becky or David.

Bird talk to help feed hungry

Birder and photographer Matt Valencic will discuss “Migrating Waterfowl and Winter Birds” in a one-hour program at the St. Joan of Arc Parish Hall, 496 E. Washington St. in Chagrin Falls, on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. This program is intended to help restock the food pantry for the hungry. Bring donations of nonperishable food items and paper products then enjoy refreshments during the presentation.

Tuesday afternoon book discussion

Join the Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., on Jan. 21 from 2-3 p.m. to discuss the book, “Celine,” by Peter Heller. Everyone is invited to join for this discussion. Call the branch library for more details at 440-247-3556.

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., on Jan. 22 from 7-8 p.m. No experience necessary. Registration requested for this free program at 440-247-3556.

‘GET GRITTY’ in Cleveland

Come to Cleveland Feb. 1 for a day of inspiration and empowerment for teen girls for the second annual GET GRITTY Cleveland at Red Space, 2400 Superior Ave in Cleveland. This event, in collaboration with the nonprofit GRACEDBYGRIT, runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and strives to educate and empower teen girls to be brave, resilient, develop a growth mindset, build community and cultivate and hone their leadership skills.

This event is partnering with University Hospitals’ Rainbow Babies & Children Hospital to educate girls through speakers, discussion and interaction. Registration is required for this event. Visit www.gracedbygrit.com/events for registration and more information.

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