Avon Senior Center

The Avon Senior Center, 36786 Detroit Road, will host the following: A trip to the Akron Art Museum from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 5 to view “The Distance of the Moon Exhibition.” After the tour, stroll through the museum. The cost is $15 per person, with lunch on your own at the Chameleon Cafe; An Essential Oils Class will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 26. This is a make-and-take class. The cost is $5 for each rollerball you make. For more information and to register, call 440-934-6452 or email anyikes@cityofavon.com.

AECPTA meeting

Avon Early Childhood PTA will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. March 10 in the library at Avon Heritage North Elementary School, 35575 Detroit Road. Babysitting is provided for all potential and current members free of charge. Membership is open throughout the school year. If interested in attending, email president@avonecpta.org.


Heritage Avon Lake

Heritage Avon Lake will meet at 1 p.m. March 9 in the Gallery Room at Avon Lake Library, 32649 Electric Blvd. The topic is “Language of Flowers.” All are invited to attend this free program.

TrueNorth benefit

“Sinatra at the Sands” will be held at 7 p.m. March 13 and at 3 p.m. March 15 at Fountain Bleau, 635 Miller Road. Tickets are $26.50 per person and include the concert and dinner buffet of pasta, salad, breadsticks, assorted desserts and coffee/iced tea and soft drinks. There will also be a cash bar serving beer and wine. Tickets are available through TNCArts.org or by calling 440-724-7189. There will be a silent auction and 50-50 raffle at each performance to benefit TrueNorth Cultural Arts’ ongoing programs in education and performance.

Kids Closet table sales

Table reservations are open for the Avon Lake Early Childhood PTA Spring Kids Closet Sale on March 21 at the Avon Lake High School auxiliary gym, 175 Avon Belden Road. Table sales are open to the public and are $30 per 10-foot-by-10-foot space. Sell your gently used infant, child, maternity and teen items, including clothing, toys, furniture, strollers, swings, high chairs and more. Visit alecpta.org to reserve your table or email alecpta@yahoo.com with questions.


Bay Village Garden Club

The Bay Village Garden Club will meet Monday at Bay United Methodist Church, 29931 Lake Road (between Bassett and Bayview roads). Jacqueline Kowalski of OSU Agriculture and Natural Resources will present “The Modern Perennial Cut Garden, Growing Flowers for Your Table.” Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. There is a $5 fee for registered guests and $10 for walk-ins. For reservations, call Sharen at 440-871-9098 or visit bayvillagegardenclub.com.

Village Project benefit

The fifth annual NOURISH will be held to benefit Village Project from 6-10 p.m. Feb. 29 at Hyland Building 3, 28105 Clemens Road, Westlake. The event ticket includes dinner, beer and wine, musical entertainment and free valet parking. Tickets are $110 each or 10 for $1,000 and must be purchased by Friday. To learn more about NOURISH and to purchase tickets, visit ourvillageproject.com/nourish/. For more information, call 440-348-9401. Village Project serves Avon, Avon Lake, Bay Village, Rocky River and Westlake.

Antiques and Vintage Show

The Bay Women’s Club will hold its 51st annual Antiques and Vintage Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 7 and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 8 at Bay High School, 29230 Wolf Road. Admission is a $5 donation for Bay High scholarships (free for children 11 and younger). Free appraisals of jewelry will be held from 1-3 p.m. March 7 and antiques from 1-3 p.m. March 8.


FPWC scholarships

Applications are available for the Fairview Park Women’s Club high school scholarships and the Marion Cook Education Grant. Residents of Fairview Park who are graduating seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a commitment to community service are invited to apply. The Marion Cook Grant is for women over the age of 21 who live in Fairview Park and are pursuing vocational or college studies. More information and applications can be found at fairviewparkwomensclub.org/scholarships.php.

FP Garden Club raffle

The Fairview Park Garden Club will hold a fundraiser titled “Petal Power” to benefit city beautification. Tickets are $25 each and only 225 tickets will be sold. Winner need not be present. The prizes are (four) $500 Visa Gift Cards and (one) $50 Lucky Loser. Buy your ticket at the Gemini Center from 9 a.m.-noon March 21 and 28, or call Deb at 440-356-8661 or Charlie at 440-333-5588. The drawing will be held at 7 p.m. April 14 in the Dunson Room at Fairview Park City Hall.


Winter Farmers Market

The winter Farmers Market will be open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the event barn at Frostville Museum, 24101 Cedar Point Road. The market will feature local farmers, seasonal produce, free-range meats, pastries, eggs, honey, maple syrup, tea and coffee, artisan breads and much more. Each growing season is represented by different farmers. For more information, call 330-592-6518, email aobbish.marketmanager@yahoo.com, or visit olmstedhistoricalsociety.org.

Senior Center activity

The North Olmsted Senior Center will sponsor a tour of the Creative Studios of American Greetings. Enjoy shopping and lunch on your own at the Cheesecake Factory from 9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 28. The cost is $10 for transportation. Registration deadline is Friday. For more information, call the senior center at 440-777-8100.

Clague Road UCC dinner

Clague Road United Church of Christ, 3650 Clague Road, will hold a free meal on LEAP Saturday from 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 29. All are welcome. The church is accessible to the physically challenged. No carryouts.

NOJWC Scholarship

The North Olmsted Junior Women’s Club is offering a $1,500 scholarship to women older than 24 who are pursuing a college degree or health/technology/vocational certification. Applications and information are available at northolmsted.wixsite.com/nojwc/scholarships or the NOJWC Facebook page. Applications must be submitted by March 31 and the chosen recipient will be informed after April 30.


Grief Share

The Stephen Ministries of Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Road, will present a seminar titled “Grief Share: Loss of Spouse” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the church parlor. For reservations, call the church office at 440-327-8753. A $5 donation is requested.

Church carnival

New Community Church will hold a children’s carnival from noon-2 p.m. March 1 at Lake Ridge Academy, 37501 Center Ridge Road. Enjoy a family-friendly day of activities, hot dogs, games, bouncers, prizes and giveaways. Everything is free. For more information, call 440-933-8230 or visit ncbclife.com


Concert at senior center

Rocky River Senior Center, in collaboration with Arts Renaissance Tremont, will hold a free concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 27. Admission is free. Enjoy the musical talents of Eric Wong, viola, and Hyunsoo Kim, piano. To register, call 440-333-6660. Rocky River Senior Center, 21014 Hilliard Blvd., is in the City Hall complex. For more information, call Laurie Schaefer at 440-331-1114.

Classical Recital

Soloists from Northeast Ohio will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Frank Bridge, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Tomaso Allbinoni and more at 7 p.m. Feb. 29 in the sanctuary at Rocky River United Methodist Church, 19414 Detroit Road. There is no charge for admission. A free-will offering will be gratefully accepted to benefit Twice Blessed Free Store.

College Club West

College Club West will meet at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Don Umerley Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd. The program is titled “An Evening Highlighting Irish Music.” The program is free and the public is welcome. For reservations, visit collegeclubwest@gmail.com.

Interfaith dialogue

All are invited to “Faith, Women and Leadership – Interfaith Dialogue,” from 4-7:30 p.m. March 8 at Rocky River United Methodist Church, 19414 Detroit Road. The seminar includes a panel presentation and audience discussion. A meal will be provided. No cost to attend. Registration deadline is March 2 at rrumc.org/cavicchi-seminar-sign-up.


‘Portraits of Homelessness”

“The Portraits of Homelessness,” a gallery collection featuring 15 photographs and stories of residents from the Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland, will be on display at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in the lower-lobby entry, 28455 Center Ridge Road, Feb. 26 through April 12, during weekday office hours (7-11 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 4-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday) and Sundays from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call the church office at 440-871-5565 or visit princeofpeacewestlake.org.

Unconscious bias

The Unity Spiritual Center, 23855 Detroit Road, will hold a panel discussion titled “Navigating Unconscious Bias: How Our Automatic Thoughts Shape Our Reality” at 7 p.m. Feb. 27. Participants will learn how to become part of a solution to create a more honest, open and peaceful world. All are welcome to this free event. A free-will offering will be gratefully accepted. For more information, contact Roberta McLaughlin at unityinfo@uscwestlake.org or call 440-835-0400.

West Shore Chorale

The West Shore Chorale will present a community concert, “Great American Choral Classics – Then and Now,” at 3 p.m. March 3 at St. Bernadette Church, 2256 Clague Road, Westlake. The program is celebrating American composers from 1885 to the present, conducted by John Drotleff, along with Michael Lisi, associate conductor. A free-will offering will be gratefully accepted.

Chili Cook-Off

Westlake Senior Center, 29694 Center Ridge Road, will hold a Chili Cook-Off at 11:30 a.m. March 3. The cost is $7 per person, payable by Feb. 26. Choose a winner. Along with 10 different samples of chili, the cost includes coleslaw, dessert and soft drinks. Door prizes will be given away. All proceeds will benefit the activity programs at the senior center. For more information, call 440-899-3544.

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