Avon Garden Club
The Avon Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Orchid Room at Miller Nature Preserve, 2739 Center Road. John Palmer, a certified arborist and tree risk assessment specialist for PlanetCare Landscaping and Arboricultural Services, will present “A Tree Doctor’s Prescription for Healthy Trees.” Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Kathy at 440-668-3969.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group presents play
Mighty Goliath Productions will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Daniel B. Ross Performing Arts Center at Avon Lake High School, 175 Avon Belden Road. The 2 p.m. matinee is a sensory-friendly performance. For ticket information, email email@example.com. All proceeds go to arts programming at Avon Lake City Schools.
Senior Hot Lunch
The Senior Hot Lunch will be held at noon Tuesday at the Old Firehouse Community Center, 100 Avon Belden Road. The menu includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, tossed garden salad, rolls and butter and cherry pie. No refunds will be given. The cost is $7 for members and $9 for others, but free for those 90 and older. To register, stop in the Old Firehouse or visit AvonLakeRec.com before Friday.
Lively Avon Lakers
The Lively Avon Lakers will hold their monthly luncheon and program at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Legacy Club of Sweetbriar Golf Course. The menu includes chicken paprikash with spaetzle and green beans, the Legacy salad, rolls and butter, beverage and cookies and brownies. Kathy Cooney, LISW-S, a retired addiction counselor, will present “Addictions and Affecting Families.” Cost is $14 per person. Reservations can be made by calling Pat at 440-933-8986, Sophie at 440-933-9879 or Marilyn at 440-258-6635 before 9 p.m. Monday.
The Avon Lake City Schools kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year is open online. Follow these steps to register your child. Visit the avonlakecityschools.org, click on “Departments,” then choose “Student Registration.” Follow the instructions. Please ensure you have the correct academic year. Next gather all required documents. Then bring them to one of the registration days in the Performing Arts Center on the high school campus. Registration days are Feb. 20, 21 and 24 from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information, call Theresa Martin at 440-933-0984.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Bay Village Historical Society potluck
Join the Bay Village Historical Society and Cleveland Starts Here on a trip through the history of the early Western Reserve presented at the Feb. 20 BVHS potluck gathering at the Bay Lodge. The 6 p.m. potluck dinner and following program are open to the public. RSVP to Beth Conroy at email@example.com or 440-821-4427 by Thursday. If you are not a member, a $5 donation to help cover meal costs is suggested. Attendees with a last name beginning with A to L are asked to bring a side dish for 10 to share. Those beginning with M to Z are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert. The historical society will provide the main entree. Everyone should bring their own place setting.
The 12th annual Soup Cook-off will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Dwyer Memorial Senior Center, 300 Bryson Lane. Ten local chefs will compete. Each $8 ticket includes up to 10 soups, rolls, beverages, desserts and a chance to win prizes. All tickets must be purchased in advance at the Dwyer Memorial Senior Center. For more information, call the Dwyer Memorial Senior Center at 440-835-6565. Proceeds benefit the senior center.
Bay Village Garden Club
The Bay Village Garden Club will meet Feb. 24 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, music entertainment and free valet parking. Tickets are $110 each or 10 for $1,000 and must be purchased by Feb. 21. 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.
The Computer Assisted Genealogy Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the lower-level meeting room at Fairview Park Branch Library, 21255 Lorain Road. Herbert MacWilliams, Ph.D., will present “Turning Your Family Tree into a Family History.”
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.
Lake Ridge Academy 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
NRHS class of 1970
The North Ridgeville High School Class of 1970 is looking for alumni. The reunion committee needs contact information for 1970 graduates. Save the date of Aug. 7 for the 50-year reunion. Text or call with current mailing address and email address to Paul Balog at 440-657-0702, Aggie Bartlebaugh at 440-320-1979, Judy Hines at 440-355-1955 or Lori Kucera at 440-506-1591.
College Club West
College Club West will meet at noon Feb. 19 at the 100th Bomb Group Restaurant, 20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland. Speaker Janet Carnell will present “Pole to Pole, A Bit About Climate Changes.” For reservations, visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Concert Series
The Rocky River Presbyterian Church Artist Concert Series will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 21, featuring local actor Carol Starre-Kmiecik as Dorothy Fuldheim. All concerts are open to the public at no charge. A free-will offering will be gratefully received. Children are welcome. The church is at 21750 Detroit Road and is handicapped-accessible. Parking is free. For more information, call 440-333-4888.
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. Also, Rocky River Senior Players are calling all actors for auditions for the senior theater group at 10 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call Laurie Schaefer at 440-331-1114.
‘The Drowsy Chaperone’
French Creek Theatre presents “The Drowsy Chaperone,” through Feb. 23 in French Creek’s Ewing Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10-$18 for adults. The box office, 4530 Colorado Ave., is open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 440-949-5200, ext. 221 or at metroparks.cc/theatre.
Lorain County Solo & Ensemble
The Lorain County Solo & Ensemble will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 29 at Brookside Middle/High School, 1662 Harris Road. Over 700 students from Lorain County school districts will attend.
‘Catch a Rising Star’
The Westlake-Westshore Arts Council presents “Catch a Rising Star” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road. Sydney Howard, who will perform, is a "Rising Star" completing her studies in the Baldwin Wallace University program. This event is free and open to the public.
Connecting for Kids
The Connecting for Kids Speaker Series will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road. Katie Greenleaf of Meghan Barlow and Associates will present “Solving Challenging Behavior Part 1.” Before this program, listen to the podcast “Understanding Your Child’s Challenging Behaviors” at connectingforkids.org/Challenging-Behaviors17. To register for the speaker series, visit connectingforkids.org/speakerseries.
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 email@example.com 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.