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GPS It! Geocaching in Geauga Parks

Try your hand at geocaching, a high-tech game of hide and seek using GPS (Global Positioning System), with some help from some local geocaching fans. What: Geocaching in Geauga Parks When: Saturday, August 29 – 10 a.m. to noon Where: Big Creek Park, Donald W. Meyer Center, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon Twp. After an introductory presentation on the activity, members of the local...

GCPL Summer Readers Eligible for Free Gladiators Tickets

Geauga County - Summer reading just got even better! You know you’re already eligible for prizes simply for reading and logging the books you’re enjoying. But now, we’ve upped the ante. Once youth readers have completed their reading logs, they are eligible for free Cleveland Gladiators tickets. Here’s how it works. When kids submit their finished reading logs to the...

Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers Present Planning Your Spring Garden

Need a little help with your gardening, maybe some better information? Looking forward to more attractive flower beds next year? Fall is an ideal time to begin planning for Spring. Spend the morning with two OSU horticultural experts and determine what should be planted and what can be nurtured through the winter. Ensure a successful start to your upcoming...

Educators Experience the “Wonders of Watersheds”

Right about….there.  Right?  Yep, it was gone. I squinted in an effort to improve the accuracy of my reading.  Indeed this was the place where the black and white plate suspended from a rope, this thing that researchers refer to as a “secchi disk,” had completely disappeared from view.  In an instant it was swallowed up in the vastness of...

Spring Is In The Air

Want to get in on the enjoyment, excitement, fascination and joyful outdoor recreation that watching birds has to offer? Once relegated to the domain of eccentrics, bird watching now ranks among one of the most popular pastimes in America, and Geauga Park District is eager to help you make the connection. Continuing a Greater Cleveland tradition since 1933, the Annual...

University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center to Host Annual Family Health & Safety Day and Wellness 5K on June 25

University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center will host the 2016 Family Health & Safety Day on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the hospital’s campus in Claridon Twp. The free community event kicks off with a UH 5K Race for Wellness at 8 a.m. The Family Health & Safety Day, now in its eighth year, will offer...

14th Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour!

Geauga County - One would think we went to great lengths to plan our 14th Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour on May 14th with 14 NEW stops… but what we really have there is what is referred to as a ‘Happy accident.’  But however it happened, be sure to get that date on your calendar because it is sure to...

Books Alive Series Returns

Attention kids ages 10 to 14: explore the world of “Pax” by Sara Pennypacker in this awesome program just for summer readers like you! This program will be held on  Friday, July 29 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at  The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Rt. 87), Russell Township. To celebrate this book about the powerful relationship...

7th Annual Teen Drama Project Brings Classic Fahrenheit 451 to GLTG Stage

Imagine a world where reading books was a crime. Fireman didn’t put out fires, but burned your books AND your house if you had a secret library. Ray Bradbury, author of the classic novel and play Fahrenheit 451 (the temperature at which paper burns) details such a future.  People are tuned in to their televisions and ear pieces and...

GCPL Open on Sundays All Year – Including Summer

Geauga County  – Need a book, DVD, CD or magazine on the weekend? You’re in luck. The Geauga County Public Library is now open year round Sunday afternoons from 1 - 5 p.m. at Bainbridge, Chardon, Geauga West in Chesterland, and Middlefield. The two library stations in Newbury and Thompson are open from noon - 4 p.m. on Sundays....

Summer Is Quickly Approaching… Along with Teacher Workshops! Registration Deadline extended until May 27th

All Aboard!  It’s not too late to sign up for the Geauga and Portage Soil and Water Conservation Districts’ unique teacher workshops for teachers and educators.  Through outdoor learning and inquiry experiences, the Wonders of Watersheds Workshops can help you transition to tackle the learning standards with engaging lessons and resources.  These workshops are open to educators of all...

Halloween Events in Kinsman

The Peter Allen Inn & Event Center is pleased to announce its hosting of its inaugural Halloween Celebrations set for Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 8581 State Street, Kinsman, OH 44428. There will be separate events – one for children and one for adults. Halloween at Hogwarts with Professor McGonagall  - 1 to 3 PM.  $5 per child includes snacks...

15th Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour!

Spring is in the air, and the 15th Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour will be Saturday, May 13th! For all of you that are eager to end your winter hibernation I guarantee you will find something new along your route, especially with all of our new offerings this year. Once again we have found 14 brand new stops, 3 are...

In Search of Geauga County’s Biggest Northern Red Oak!

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is excited to announce the 2017 BIG TREE Contest and is currently seeking nominations! This voluntary contest promotes the beauty and benefits provided by our county’s biggest and oldest trees, along with their contributions to clean water and healthy soil. The 2017 featured tree species is the Northern Red...

Local Library Events & News

Burton Public Library To view our storytimes, LEGO Club, Book Clubs and more, visit burtonlibrary.org or call (440) 834-4466. Kids/Teens: 15th Annual Edible Book Festival Saturday, April 1 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. All Ages Welcome! Bring an entirely edible “book” to the Library by 11 a.m. on the day of the festival. The “book” creations will be judged in Funniest, Most...

“A Morning at the Farmers’ Market”

My wife and I went on a date to the Geauga Fresh Farmers Market Farm to Table Event which was held on March 18 at Lowe’s Greenhouse in Bainbridge. It was the last day of the winter market season and we were looking forward to attending. As we walked through Lowe’s we were met by a sign that pointed...

Spring is here and so is Geauga SWCD’s Spring Fish Sale!

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Spring Fish Sale will be here in no time! We are currently taking orders for fingerling-size largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill/sunfish mix, minnows, redear “shellcracker” sunfish, white amurs, and yellow perch. The Fish Sale will be held on Tuesday, April 18th from 1:30 - 3:30 pm on the midway...

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