November Holidays are Coming!

With the holiday season right around the corner, I wanted to share a few holidays that you may have considered. 

Day of the Dead- October 31st- November 2nd-

I am going to say it. Have you seen COCO? This day is not the Halloween event in Mexico. It is a day where they honour their deceased family members. There will be events at your local restaurants and you can even search social media for other events. You can create your own ofrenda and put your family members pictures up if you wish.

Sandwich Day – November 3rd- 

Share your favourite sandwich recipes with friends, ask them for theirs or even go support a local sandwich shop.

Book Lovers Day – November 4th-

I am always a fan of a new book to curl up to. Ask your friends for suggestions or possible a book swap for Book Lovers Day!

Veteran’s Day – November 11 (November 10 Observed)

Today is the day that we honour our troops who are still alive and who served our country.  I will be posting an article about areas to go get your veterans days deals in a couple weeks!

World Kindness Day – November 13

This is one of my favourite holidays to share with people. Sometimes we forget that kindness day should be every day. This holiday is a reminder to be a little extra today. I will be buying a coffee for the person behind be today. Pass it forward.

World Diabetes Day – November 14

This is something that has affected our families personally. Here are a few ideas to promote diabetes directly from the World Diabetes Day association.

Support WDD online

  • Share the key WDD messages
  • Promote the WDD website – www.worlddiabetesday.org
  • Promote World Diabetes Day on social media – like, share and retweet
  • Promote the campaign on your website
  • Share WDD resources on your website or social media channels
  • Take a blue circle selfie and share it on social media channels
  • Submit your WDD photos

TOP TIP: Remember to use the hashtag #WDD2018 on all social media posts!

Clean Your Refrigerator Day – November 15

I am definitely taking advantage of this holiday! My fridge needs to be DEEP cleaned. If you like to share things on social media why not post a picture of your amazingly clean fridge once you’re done with a hashtag #cleanyourfridgeday18.  Happy refrigerator cleaning day!

Thanksgiving, November 23

This was probably one of the holidays you were thinking of when I mentioned the holidays are coming. This is a day we can all enjoy our food with family. One of our personal traditions is breakfast instead of dinner. What are some of your traditions? Share them with people and maybe you will learn about theirs too?

Black Friday, November 24

SHOPPING DEALS!!! This has become larger and larger over the years. I am sure there will be specials all over town start looking now!

Cyber MondayNovember 27

I personally do not like dealing with the crowds on Black Friday! Cyber Monday is right up my alley and I feel that I get the same if not better deals on certain things this day.

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS Y’ALL!

Geneva Ghoulfest

Come to Ghoulfest to see the creepy, kooky, mysterious and SPOOKY at Geneva Ghoulfest on Oct. 27.
Instead of the traditional Haunted House, kids and families can enjoy FREE age-appropriate Halloween movies and FREE popcorn.

Teens, adults, and children with an adult present can watch Happy Death Day (PG-13) at the Geneva Recreation Center or the not-so-scary alternative of Casper the Movie at Geneva United Methodist Church.

The Ghoulfest schedule is as follows:
7 a.m. – noon: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
5:30 p.m. Parade line-up on Park Street
5:45 p.m. Costume contest (3 prizes)
6 p.m. Parade Step Off
6-7:30: Trunk or Treat in the Depot Lot
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. FREE hot dogs, cookies and drinks at GFD
7:30 p.m. Scary Movie Night begins with Happy Death Day (PG 13) in the Rec Center and Casper the Friendly Ghost at the Geneva United Methodist Church. Movie and popcorn are free.
THROUGHOUT THE EVENING: Scarecrow Selfie Scavenger Hunt. Take a selfie with at least 7 GBA scarecrows to be entered to win a gift card. Take a selfie with 10 scarecrows to get TWO chances to win.

Halloween 2018

Healthy Candy Ideas

According to greatist.com, these are the healthiest candy to hand out!

  1. Hershey’s Special Dark. This classic is easy to love thanks to the antioxidant benefits of dark chocolate. …
  2. Twizzlers. …
  3. Peanut M&Ms. …
  4. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures. …
  5. Tootsie Rolls. …
  6. 3 Musketeers. …
  7. Tootsie Pop. …
  8. Payday.

Best Candy on the Block?

This is the current favorite candy as of last year!

What to do with leftover Halloween Candy make blondies!  Recipe >> Here

Here are some DIY ideas!

Halloween Decorations

Halloween Costumes

Grape Jamboree

55TH GRAPE JAMBOREE

September 29th and 30th 2018

ALL ENTERTAINMENT IS FREE!.

According to grapejamboree.com, “Approximately 1500 acres of grapes are grown in the Geneva, Ohio area.  The grapes are processed into juice, jam, concentrates, or wine.  Specific growing conditions, which exist only in a narrow band from the Lake Erie shore to 10 miles inland, contribute to the success of grape growing in this region.” This is where the Grape Jamboree comes to place. It brings people from near and far. They eat purple cows, if you don’t know what one is you need to try one, enjoy local and fair foods, and even some of the local brewery’s participate for those who don’t enjoy wine.

 

Click here for a link to all activities and events: CLICK HERE

Check out pictures from past year Jamborees here: CLICK HERE

 

Follow the event on Facebook at—— GRAPE JAMBOREE

Labor Day Weekend Events

Crawl at Geneva-on-the-Lake

Will end the 3rd.

FB: HighTide Tavern & Betty’s HighTide Fun

(440) 466-7990

5504 Lake Rd E, Geneva-On-The-Lake

FMI: BettysBar@HighTideTavern.com

Geauga County Fair

13,000 Exhibits, over 2,000 Animals, Rides Open Daily, Fair Food, Games, Live Entertainment and more! {Find Out More}
When: August 30-September 3, 2018
Where: 14373 N. Cheshire St., Burton, OH 44021

 

Cleveland National Air Show at Burke Lakefront Airport

Tour unique aircraft, watch the US Navy Blue Angels perform, help pack a parachute, get a picture with a pilot, and much more during this festival of flying, food, and outdoor fun. {Click here to >> Find Out More}
When: September 1-3, 2018
Where: Burke Lakefront Airport, 1501 N. Marginal Rd., Cleveland, OH 44114
Cost: General admission tickets can be purchased at the gate, or at Cleveland area Discount Drug Mart locations Ticket Prices

 

Don’t forget to save the date for next weeks events.

Thunder on the Strip

Event Start: Thursday, September 6, 2018, 04:00 PM

End: Sunday, September 9, 2018, 03:00 PM

Northeast Ohio’s Bike Rally takes place yearly on the Strip of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio’s First Summer Resort. This year will be our 12th annual Thunder on the Strip. Live entertainment and events all weekend long. Check our schedule for more details and updates. Sponsored by area Geneva-on-the-Lake Businesses!

CANVAS ART: WATERLILIES AT RABBIT RUN THEATER

Canvas Art: Waterlilies at Rabbit Run Theater

WHERE–5648 W. Chapel Rd Madison, OH

WHEN–Aug. 13, 2018

Come to Rabbit Run Theater’s Canvas Art workshops and take home a beautiful seasonal acrylic masterpiece painted by YOU! The original is provided with an instruction given to guide you through painting a copy of the original. Summer workshops are for adults, and participants are welcome to bring their own wine to sip during the workshop. Workshop fee – $12

 

 

LIBRARY LAKE CRUISES WITH CONNEAUT PUBLIC LIBRARY

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 12:00 AM- Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 12:00 AM

Free, educational boat ride aboard the P.C. Queen, leaving the Conneaut Public Dock every Wednesday evening in August. Learn about the history of the area, rumored ghost stories and the legend of the Lake Erie Monster.

Pick up tickets at 304 Buffalo Street

Conneaut Public Dock
1205 Broad St, Conneaut, OH 44030
Contact:
440-593-1608 | https://www.conneaut.lib.oh.us/

 

 

EARLY AMERICA LIVE 1890 REENACTMENT

Check out more info: here

July 14, 2018, 10:00 AM- July 15, 2018, 05:00 PM

Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Historic 19th century Jefferson Depot Village

147 East Jefferson Street, Jefferson, OH 44047

Walk in your Ancestor’s footsteps with 1890 interpreters thru the Jefferson Depot “living history” village filled with authentic, original antiques.  Learn candlemaking, basketry, blacksmithing, weaving, dying wool, spinning, pottery, more.  Sing and dance with the dulcimers, Dixieland band, gospel, and ragtime.  Follow the circuit-rider Pastor on horseback into the 1848 Church, attend class in the 1838 One-Room School, scavenger hunt.  Visit the Ashtabula Pharmacy, Warner Tavern, Sheffield Post Office.  The 1879 Carriage House will be featured with original Fitch doors, Lenox Cornet Bandwagon, 1880 One-horse Sleigh.  Games, Contests, Food and Fun for All!

 

FOURTH FESTIVITIES

Conneaut July 4th Festival and Fireworks

Event Start: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 04:00 PM

End: Sunday, July 1, 2018, 10:00 PM

Come to Lakeview Park overlooking Lake Erie for an old-fashioned Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks. Festival includes rides, entertainment, food and more and ends with a bang with fireworks overlooking Lake Erie on July 1 at 10 pm. Don’t miss it!

GENEVA ON THE LAKE

Independence Day Fireworks 2018

Fireworks are launched from the Geneva-on-the-Lake Municipal Golf Course.  Come early to find a spot and enjoy the show!
Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 10:00 PM