CaveMan Crawl 5K, Dancing, and How to Give The Best Gifts – The Geauga News Weekly Roundup – June 1st, 2018

Happy June Geauga! We’ve got lots for you to do in this week’s edition of the Geauga News Weekly Roundup. Register for the CaveMan Crawl 5K taking place at The West Woods on June 10th. Go out dancing in Bainbridge on Friday and again in Troy Township on Saturday. Have an exceptional occasion or special someone you need a gift for? Check out our tips on how to give the best gifts.

Events on Friday, June 1st, 2018

MC Studio Summer Open House, 14595 Baird Street, Burton, OH —  5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Celebration Lutheran Church Presents: Dorothy’s Porch, 10621 Auburn Road, Chardon, OH —  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

Registration is Open for Geauga Park District’s 8th Annual Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, June 10th at The West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road, Novelty, OH

Lecture by Vince Slusarz, Gotta Groove Records, at Kent State University Geauga, 14111 Claridon Troy Road, Burton, OH — 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Three Family Barn Sale, 9306 Mentor Road, Chardon, OH — 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bainbridge Swing Dance with Live Music by Blues DeVille at Bainbridge Township Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, Ohio —  Lessons @ 8:00 p.m, Dancing and Live Music at 9:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Events on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Take a Hike! Celebrate National Trails Day on a Lesser-Known Trail at Headwaters Parks East Branch Reservoir, 13365 Old State Road (Rt. 608) Huntsburg, OH — 10:00 a.m.

Peninsula Flea Market at Heritage Farms, 6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula, OH — 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Troy Township Contra Dance at Troy Community House, 13950 Main Market Road/Route 422, Burton, OH — Lessons @ 6:30 p.m. Dance @ 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Celebration Lutheran Church Presents: Dorothy’s Porch, 10621 Auburn Road, Chardon, OH —  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Registration is Open for Geauga Park District’s 8th Annual Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, June 10th at The West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road, Novelty, OH

Three Family Barn Sale, 9306 Mentor Road, Chardon, OH — 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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How to Give The Perfect Gift (Part One)

Looking to buy the perfect gift for someone important to you? Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or graduation, gift-giving can be difficult and stressful. This article will help you shop for the best gift for any occasion.

Consider Interests and Hobbies

Think about the person you’re buying a gift for. Do they like reading? Skiing? Hiking? Make a list of their interests and hobbies. If you buy a gift based on what they’re passionate about, they will appreciate it much more.

For example, if they like to be active or play sports, you can buy them sports clothing or equipment. If they enjoy reading or writing, get them a popular, bestselling novel. If they have a green thumb, buy them seeds, a watering can or gardening tools. Try a book of recipes for your friend who’s an aspiring chef. As long as you focus on what they love to do, your gift to them will be perfect.

Remember the Past

Try to remember your past conversations with the person you’re buying a gift for. Did they ever mention a specific gift they’d like to receive? Did they ever point out something in a store? Does a certain object remind you of a shared memory you have with them?

If you follow this guideline, you’ll buy a gift your picked out for themselves! That guarantees they will like it. You could also find something sentimental that will remind them of you or a joyous occasion you shared together. What better gift could there be?

Think About Necessities

Ponder the career or domestic life of the person you’re buying a gift for. Is there anything they need? Does their kitchen or closet need an upgrade? Are they running low on basic goods? Sometimes the best gifts are the ones they need, but don’t want to buy with their own money.

Try making a list of what they use on a daily basis, and strike up conversations with them about those items. Try asking indirectly about what’s on their next shopping list. They will appreciate that you paid attention and bought them something they will really use!

Want more gift giving tips? Learn more about how to give the best gifts after Wednesday’s events!

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Events on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Geauga Park District’s Hidden Gems Hike at Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield Twp, OH —  1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration is Open for Geauga Park District’s 8th Annual Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, June 10th at The West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road, Novelty, OH

Three Family Barn Sale, 9306 Mentor Road, Chardon, OH — 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Events on Monday, June 4th, 2018

25th Anniversary Lake County Dream House Ticket Pre-Sale Begins

Registration is Open for Geauga Park District’s 8th Annual Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, June 10th at The West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road, Novelty, OH

Events on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Composting 101 at the Middlefield Library, 16167 E High Street, Middlefield, OH — 7:00 p.m.

Registration is Open for Geauga Park District’s 8th Annual Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, June 10th at The West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road, Novelty, OH

Events on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Registration is Open for Geauga Park District’s 8th Annual Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, June 10th at The West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road, Novelty, OH

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How to Give The Perfect Gift (Part Two)

Make It an Event

Instead of looking for objects or tangible gifts, plan a special occasion for the person’s gift. Do you both enjoy concerts and share a favorite band? Have you both always wanted to fly to Las Vegas? Are you and your gift recipient excited to see the new movie in theaters? With this type of gift, you give a memory you and your friend or family member will share forever.

Consider buying tickets to a local concert, movie passes or plane tickets to an exciting place. There are experiential gifts in every budget range. Experience gifts are always unexpected and exciting!

Make Them Laugh

Laughter is always a wonderful gift for the receiver. Do you have an inside joke that cracks you both up? Do you share a hilarious memory? Remembering those funny occasions will bring you closer to the person receiving your gift.

Buy a greeting card. Write a personalized message that mixes sentimentality with humor. This always makes for a well-received gift. Stories of the two of you together are entertaining for both of you and your shared friends/family. Don’t overlook this gift — it’s often much more thoughtful than others!

Gifts You Should Avoid

As long as you’re being thoughtful, sentimental or humorous, your gift will be appreciated. However, there are some things you should stay away from.

  • Gift cards and cash aren’t exciting. They make you seem like you didn’t spend a lot of time picking out a nice gift.
  • Gag gifts or one-time laughs are inappropriate for a special occasion.
  • Bad-quality gifts seem cheap and inconsiderate.
  • Don’t tell your recipient about their gift! The surprise is half the fun. When the person knows what the gift will be, they isn’t as much excitement

We hope this article helps you  find the perfect gift for anyone in your life. Make your gift shopping less stressful and the giving more fun! Let us know if these tips helped you find the best gift.

No matter what gift you decide on, remember to appreciate the person you’re celebrating! Spending time with them is sometimes just as good as any gift you could buy.

Do you have a special, gift-giving occasion coming up? How will our tips help you buy the perfect gift? Write to drafts@geauganews.com and tell us about it!

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