Crops and pints make for a enjoyable Saturday afternoon: Valley Views –

You possibly can catch a close-up view of planets, the moon and different stars of the evening sky at Observatory Park. (Joan Rusek, particular to
CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — This bud actually is for you: You possibly can find out about vegetation whereas having fun with a pint of regionally brewed, handcrafted beer from 1 to 2 p.m. each different Saturday, Jan. 15 by Feb. 26, in a spacious greenhouse the place you possibly can socially distance.
Lowes Greenhouse is internet hosting this Crops+Pints sequence of 4 casual outings with the parents from Crooked Pecker Brewing Firm.
Plant specialists from Lowes Greenhouse will educate you on varied plant subjects, whereas the microbrewery specialists will pour and reply your questions on beer.
The classes are kid- and dog-friendly.
The Jan. 15 “Feed the Birds” program features a dialogue on which seed blends appeal to which species of birds, and what feeders and birdhouses work finest.
Houseplants is the subject for Jan. 29, providing tips about low-care and low-maintenance vegetation — that are the best to personal — and the best way to transplant them.
On Feb. 12, be taught options for shielding your houseplants from harmful bugs equivalent to aphids, mites and mealy bugs.
Timing your vegetable seed planting operation can be mentioned Feb. 26. Study which of them profit from seed starters and that are higher to sow straight within the floor. Transplanting suggestions additionally can be provided.
The price to attend is $30 per class and consists of this system, a plant and a beer. For an extra $10, you additionally will obtain a customized Crops+Pints glass.
The greenhouse is positioned at 16540 Chillicothe Highway. Contact or 440-543-5123.
Take pleasure in espresso with the birds: Perhaps espresso is extra your factor. Take pleasure in a scorching beverage Sunday morning (Jan. 9) and assist a Geauga Park District naturalist determine winter birds on the feeders at The West Woods Nature Heart.
You possibly can sit within the heat foyer and watch the birds by massive home windows that overlook the feeders.
Classes are provided from 9 to 10 a.m., 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Registration is required. The ability is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Oh-oh correction: The title of the American League’s first baseball designated hitter, who will discuss taking part in for the New York Yankees from 7 to eight:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, by way of Zoom, was misspelled in final week’s column.
His title is Ron Blomberg, not “Bloomberg,” as was reported.
He will even talk about his effort to get his former teammate, Thurman Munson, inducted into the Baseball Corridor of Fame.
Blomberg, a member of the Jewish Baseball Corridor of Fame, wrote two books — “The Designated Hebrew,” his autobiography, and “The Captain and Me,” about his friendship with Munson.
Jonathan Mayo, a author for, will reasonable this system, which can embrace a question-and-answer session after the presentation.
There’s nonetheless time to register for this free program, courtesy of Temple Emanu El’s Brotherhood group. Register by Tuesday, Jan. 11, by contacting Len Gold, programing vice chairman, at
Put a hoop on it: Study observing Saturn from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, with Geauga Skywatchers and astronomer Marty Mullet of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society.
The occasion can be held on the Geauga County Public Library’s Middlefield Department, 16167 E. Excessive St.
Designed for grades six by 12, anybody — even adults — can be a part of the skywatchers group. Registration is required at It’s wheelchair/stroller accessible.
Stroll on the wild facet: Lively seniors can be a part of the Geauga Walkers from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, for a mile-long nature hike at Beartown Lakes Reservation, 18870 Quinn Highway in Chagrin Falls.
Led by a Geauga Park District naturalist, the hike is a part of a sequence by the Geauga Senior Heart. Name 440-279-2167 for a full schedule of hikes. Registration is required.
Moonlight on the path: Cross-country ski or hike the Maple Highlands Path by the sunshine of the silvery moon from 6:30 to eight:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Headwaters Park, 13365 Previous State Highway.
Register prematurely at, then name 440-286-9516 after 2 p.m. on this system day to verify situations.
Ski leases can be found prematurely at a particular fee of $17 from Geiger’s in Chagrin Falls. Contact the shop at 440-247-4900 for particulars on leases. The ski outing turns into a hike if there’s not sufficient snow.
Discover an asteroid: Study in regards to the asteroid-exploring house probes set to launch in 2022, together with Dart, Lucy and Psyche, from 7 to eight p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Observatory Park in Montville. Climate allowing, the night journey will end with night-sky viewing of the cosmos till 11 p.m. utilizing the Oberle telescope and different moveable telescopes spaced out across the plaza.
Registration is required at or 440-286-9516.
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