Learn ways to save money

Two frugal Slovenians will share their secrets on how to save money from 7-8 p.m. April 17 at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Chester.

Learn about common areas where people overspend, how to prioritize and track spending and good overall tips for frugality that anyone can put into practice. This event is free and open to all. To register, call 440-729-4250 or visit www.geaugalibrary.net and click on events.

Democrats discuss environment

The Democratic Party of Geauga County hosts a panel discussion on the many environmental challenges facing the county and state at 7 p.m. April 18 at 12420 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Newbury.

Experts will speak about toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie and the need to provide clean, safe drinking water. Learn about the Green New Deal and how it might impact Ohio.

Spaghetti dinner will be served. Suggested donation is $13.

Reservations are required at 440-273-8200 or www.geaugadems.org.

Chardon Easter Egg Hunt

Chardon Township’s fifth annual Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11 a.m. April 20 at Chardon Township Park, 9949 Auburn Road.

The hunt is open to all children, ages walking to 10 years old. Prizes will be awarded in each age group. Bring a basket or bag and meet the Easter Bunny.

Munson Township Egg Hunt

Munson Township’s annual Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:30 a.m. April 20 at Munson Township Park, 12641 Bass Lake Road. The Easter Bunny arrives at 10 a.m. to greet children.

Bring a basket or bag to collect the eggs to be turned in for a bag of goodies.

Children are divided into two age groups: 2-5 and 6-9 years old.

The event will be held rain or shine, so dress appropriately.

For more information, call 440-286-9255 or visit www.munsontwp.com.

Learn to cut the cord

Learn how to cancel cable and still get the programs and content that you want, when you want them, at 10 a.m. April 20 at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Chester.

Explore cost-effective alternatives including Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Netflix, Hulu and more. The event is free and open to all.

To register, call 440-729-4250 or visit www.geaugalibrary.net.

Annual spring bird walk series

Enjoy an early morning guided walk to observe and identify a variety of birds as they return to prime breeding habitats from 7:30-9:30 a.m. April 21 at Frohring Meadows, 16780 Savage Road in Bainbridge, and April 28 at the Rookery, 10110 Cedar Road in Chester. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a bird guide.

Ways to avoid probate process

The award-winning Good Deeds Program, created in 2012 by Geauga County Juvenile and Probate Court Judge Timothy J. Grendell, is presented at 6:30 p.m. April 24 at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road (Route 306) in Chester. This informational program outlines how to title various assets you own to avoid the probate process. Each attendee will receive a free Good Deeds checklist. The event is free and open to the public. To register, call 440-729-4250 or visit www.geaugalibrary.net.

Free polka dancing party

Jake Kouwe and members of the Chardon Polka Band host a lively night of polka dancing from 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 24 at the Inn at The Pines Assisted Living, 18122 Claridon-Troy Road (State Route 700) in Hiram, one mile south of State Route 422.

Admission is free and open to all, with refreshments following.

For more information, call 330-401-3055 or email FKing@pinesalf.com.

Farm bureau luncheon

The Geauga County Farm Bureau hosts a Current Issues Luncheon at 11 a.m. April 26 at St. Mary’s Banquet Hall, 401 North St. in Chardon, with lunch to follow.

All Geauga County Farm Bureau members, leaders in the agriculture industry and local officials are welcome to attend and share their thoughts and concerns on issues and needs in our county as they relate to your position and agriculture.

Reservations are requested by April 22 by calling 440-426-2195 or email Geauga@ofbf.org. Walk-ins are also welcomed.

Those who cannot attend but would like to recommend policies to be considered should mail them to the Geauga County Farm Bureau, 28 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson Ohio 44047 or email Geauga@ofbf.org.

Wine tasting fundraiser

The Next Step Advisory Board hosts a wine tasting fundraiser from 6:30-9 p.m. April 27 at Colonial Wine and Beverage, 8389 Mayfield Road in Chester.

Next Step is a nonprofit organization formed to support and transition youths ages 18-24 who are at risk of homelessness, drugs, criminal activity, human trafficking and/or prostitution. Next Step offers life-long skills in financial planning, job readiness, academics, time management, goal setting, problem solving and critical thinking.

In addition to a buffet dinner, guests will sample 10 different wines, and any wine purchased that night will receive a 10 percent discount. There will be raffle baskets and a 50/50 raffle.

Admission tickets in advance are $50 per person. To purchase tickets, be a sponsor or make donations, call Andrea Pollock at 216-990-0524, Donna Angelotti at 330-671-7393 or Laura Amick at 440-384-7198. Checks or cash only will be accepted.

Hidden gems hike at Holbrook

Join a naturalist to explore the trails of Holbrook Hollows from 1-3 p.m. April 28. Discover nature in this new park located at 7250 Country Lane in Bainbridge.

Dress for the weather and expect hilly terrain. Registration is required at 440-286-9516.

Cleveland then and now

The Friends of Bainbridge Library host Laura DeMarco, author of “Cleveland Then and Now,” to present the many dramatic transformations Cleveland has made over the last 150 years at 7 p.m. April 30 at Bainbridge Branch Library, 17222 Snyder Road at East Washington Street in Bainbridge.

This program is free and all are welcome. Registration is required at 440-543-5611 or www.geaugalibrary.net.


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