Geauga Happenings | Geauga County Maple Leaf

Geauga Happenings | Geauga County Maple Leaf

Join the Foundation for Geauga Parks and a Geauga Park District naturalist for a backcountry ravine exploration of Welton’s Gorge…

Benefit Sale

Aug. 5 and 6, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A benefit sale for Brian’s Place day program for the handicapped will be held at Huntsburg Community Center, 12406 Madison Road in Huntsburg Township. The bag sale will be Friday.

Questions? Call Elite Auction and Consignment at 440-321-0192. More donations are needed; call or drop off. All proceeds will go directly to Brian’s Place.

FGP Explorers Series

Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to noon

Join the Foundation for Geauga Parks and a Geauga Park District naturalist for a backcountry ravine exploration of Welton’s Gorge, 13973 Hale Road in Burton. Be prepared for a rugged, strenuous hike that will be held rain or shine.

Participation is limited; preregistration is required. Call 440-564-1048 or visit

Remembrance Event

Aug. 8, 2-4 p.m.

Geauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Loss Team will host the first annual Remembrance Day at the Rookery, 10110 Cedar Road in Chardon. A celebration in memoriam of loved ones, join for a hot dog picnic, butterfly release and support from the community. Bring a photo of a loved one to share, honor and celebrate at the memory table.

For more information, call Tracy Jordan at 440-279-2062

Concert On The Square

Aug. 10, 7 p.m.

Thompson Township continues its Concerts on the Square with the Geauga County Fair Band. Refreshments will be provided by Thompson Garden Club; donations will be accepted. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Stop by the arts, crafts and farmer’s market beginning at 5 p.m. before the concert at the north end of the square. Crafters and participants are welcome. Table cost is $5 or bring one’s own. Contact Audrey Kerr 440-862-0043 for more information or to reserve a table.

VFW Wednesday Dinners

Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.

Chardon VFW Post 6519 will serve Italian sausage sandwiches with a side of tater-tots every Wednesday in August at the post located at 752 Water St. Donation is $8. The public is welcome.

GSWCD Conservation Crusaders

Aug. 11, 7-8 p.m.

Geauga SWCD continues its Conservation Crusaders program with Bats Incredible at the Natural Resources Pavilion of the Geauga County Fairgrounds.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult may join the free, outdoor program to learn all about the superpowers of bats.

Registration is required by Aug. 10; space is limited to 25 participants. Call 440-834-1122 or email to register or for more information.

Kiwanis Summer Concert Series

Aug. 11, 7 p.m.

The Kiwanis Club of West Geauga’s 38th annual summer concert series at the Chester Township Park gazebo continues with Ted Riser, aka the Music Man, performing a blend of Southern rock, country and blues while playing five instruments. In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled.

Visit to view the summer concert schedule.

American Legion Chicken Barbecue

Aug. 14, 5-7 p.m.

Newbury American Legion Post 663 is hosting its annual chicken Texas style chicken barbecue at the post located at 11008 Kinsman Road, Newbury. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

For more information, call Ken Hunter, 440-635-6536.

Chicken BBQ and Car Show

Aug. 15, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SS Edward and Lucy Parish will host the 12th annual Chicken Barbecue and Car Show, rain or shine, at 16150 Center St. in Parkman. Event features classic cars and trucks, Chinese auction, raffles, bingo, DJ Cory and family horse racing.

Tickets for the barbecue chicken dinner are $14 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under.

Donation of $10 requested for car show entries. Goodie bags and dash plaques given to first 100 cars. Three prizes will be awarded along with a $200 gas card, compliments of Best Funeral Home. Drawing at 4 p.m. Winner must be present.

Chinese auction early bird tickets go on sale Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 400 items to bid on, with the drawing at 6 p.m.; winner need not be present.

Call 440-548-3812 or visit for information.

Bainbridge Rox

Aug. 28, noon to 10 p.m.

Bainbridge Civic Club’s Ox Roast is now Bainbridge Rox, an all day event featuring live music, children’s entertainment area, a casino with a Texas Hold’em tournament, four different food trucks in addition to the BBC ox roast, a gourmet frozen desert offering and a beer tent.

The event takes place at Centerville Mills Park, 8558 Crackel Road in Bainbridge Township. There is no admission fee and parking is free.

Local businesses and artists wishing to promote their business and sell their arts, crafts and jewelry may set up an exhibition table for $50; contact Mark George at 440-591-1819.

Proceeds benefit student scholarships, Bainbridge Food for Friends food pantry and philanthropic donations to community programs.

Visit the BCC website at for updates and information.

LGC Heritage Program

Leadership Geauga County is offering special community classes for retirees regarding community engagement and networking opportunities. Retirees will learn how to define their next life chapter while engaging with like-minded individuals in making a difference in the community.

Classes meet weekly from Aug. 24 through Oct. 5.

Visit for more information on how to register.

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