The Avon Lions Club will hold its annual Fishing Derby from 8-10 a.m. June 8 at Northgate Park, 37701 Lake Drive. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. This free event also includes milk, coffee and doughnuts, goodie bags and bait. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call John Aunspaw at 440-934-6158 or 440-670-5397. Bait is donated by the Avon Lions Club, and the pond is stocked by the Avon Parks and Recreation Department.
Avon Health and Safety Fair
The City of Avon Health and Safety Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 8 at Avon High School, 37545 Detroit Road. Fun for the whole family, the fair will have safety exhibits, demonstrations, crafts, giveaways, games, prizes and free food. The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals helicopters will be on the grounds, along with Critter Camp Petting Farm, Avon Fire Department hook and ladder and other safety vehicles. For more information, visit cityofavon.com.
Duck Tape Festival
Join the fun at the 2019 Duck Tape Festival and enter the parade at 10 a.m. June 15. This can be a great team-building activity for groups, organizations or businesses, or creative family fun. A $60 fee gets you 60 rolls of Duck Tape for your creation. Entry deadline is May 31. For full details, visit ducktapefestival.com and click on “PARADE.” For more information, call 866-818-1116.
Avon Lake Democrats
The Avon Lake Democrats will hold their regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Old Firehouse Community Center, State Route 83 and Lake Road. Prospective members welcome. For more information, contact Jean Sekulic, chair, at 440-933-9600.
Peter Miller House Museum
Heritage Avon Lake presents the 2019 Monday summer programs at Peter Miller House Museum. The first program will be held at 7 p.m. June 3. Gary Gerrone presents “Avon Lake Eagles.” At 6 p.m., a member of the Peter Miller House Museum Committee will guide you on a tour of the museum and gardens. The Ohio and Avon Lake historical museum is in the southwest corner of Miller Park, next to the Avon Lake Boat Landing, 33740 Lake Road. Admission is free and open to everyone. The house is air conditioned.
Mini Majorette and Flag Camp
The Avon Lake High School majorettes and flag line are hosting a fundraiser Mini Majorette and Flag Camp, for ages 5 and older, from 6:30-8 p.m. June 10-14 in the Avon Lake High School gym, 175 Avon Belden Road. Majorettes and flag line members will teach skills and routines at the skill level of each student. Parents are invited to attend a short performance and award presentation at 7:30 p.m. June 14. Advance registration cost is $30, and cost at the door is $35. For more information and registration, call Michelle, ALHS band majorette instructor, at 440-667-3242.
Annual hydrant flushing is underway and is expected to be done in June. Temporary signs will be posted at all entrances to the city to remind residents of the testing. City Hall will be notified each morning of that day’s work area. Hydrants are flushed from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For rust remover packets, call the Fire Department at 440-871-1214 or just stop in.
The Bay Village Historical will hold its first 2019 summer “Porch Talk” at 2 p.m. June 9 at the Osborn Learning Center, 27715 Lake Road. Mary Louise Daley, history advocate and wife of the director of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, will talk about Moses Cleaveland. Admission is free. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chair. For more information, visit bayhistorical.com.
The Fleafest, hosted by the Fairview Park Recreation Department and the city of Fairview Park, will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 8 behind the Gemini Center, 21225 Lorain Road, in the Fairview High School parking lot. The Fleafest will showcase local artisans, makers, unique treasures and food trucks. For more information, visit fairviewparkrec.com.
Chapter 91 of Public Employee Retirees Inc. will meet at 11 a.m. June 10 in the lower-level meeting room at the Fairview Park Branch Library, 21255 Lorain Road. The guest speaker will be Travis Vineyard, animal curator at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Public-sector retirees are welcome. Light refreshments served.
‘The Lion King’
The North Olmsted Senior Center and Great Day Tours have reserved the opportunity to attend the production of “The Lion King” on Aug. 27 at Playhouse Square. Call 440-716-5434 by Friday to sign up. The cost is $150 per person, payable to Great Day Tours, and includes main-floor seating ticket, guided motorcoach transportation and dinner at Cibreo Italian Kitchen, Check in at 4:15 p.m. and return at 11 p.m.
Frostville farmers market
The summer farmers market will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 26 at Frostville Museum, 24101 Cedar Point Road. The market features seasonal produce, meats, poultry, eggs, pastries, maple syrup, honey, jams, breads, tea and coffee, wine, plants, pet treats, arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing and much more. For more information, contact Angie Obbish at 330-592-6518 or olmstedhistoricalsociety.org.
Free community meal
A free community meal will be offered from 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday at Clague Road United Church of Christ, 3650 Clague Road. No carryouts please. This meal is provided by the Clague Road UCC in North Olmsted and Church of the Redeemer in Westlake. All are welcome. The church is accessible to the physically challenged. Great food, good company and fellowship.
‘Music in the Park’
Enjoy a free summer concert at 1 p.m. June 1 at the North Olmsted Community Park gazebo, 28114 Lorain Road. “Music in the Park” presents The Glenn Band, a not-for-profit group composed of NASA Glenn employees and retirees, their family members and friends and talented music students from North Olmsted City Schools and Lorain County schools.
Dover Players auditions
Dover Players will hold auditions for their upcoming production, “Dover Players 10 Minute Players Experience,” featuring a dozen 10-minute plays to be performed July 19-21. Auditions will take place at 7 p.m. June 4 and June 6 at the North Olmsted United Methodist Church, 4600 Dover Center Road. Those interested who are unable to attend on those evening or want additional information may contact Greg Lavelle at 440-724-4538 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Adam Leventhal at 330-696-6864 or email@example.com.
Young at Heart Brunch
The North Ridgeville Senior Center, 7327 Avon Belden Road, will host the Young at Heart Brunch at 10:30 a.m. May 30. The cost is $3 per person and includes a hot entree, fruit, juice and coffee. Sail away with Island Jeff and his steel drum for the morning entertainment. For reservations, call 440-353-0828 by Tuesday.
The North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a Touch-A-Truck event 10 a.m.-noon June 1 in the parking lot at North Ridgeville High School, 7000 Pitts Blvd. This unique event encourages children (and adults) to touch vehicles, ask questions and even climb inside to take in the view from the driver’s seat. The event is free and appropriate for children ages 2-10.
Coffee, conversation with mayor
Stop in to enjoy a cup of coffee and casual conversation with Mayor David Gillock from 8-9 a.m. June 4 at North Ridgeville City Hall, Council Chambers, 7307 Avon Belden Road. Anyone unable to attend who has questions may call the mayor’s office at 440-353-0811.
Community Chorus and Band
The Rocky River Community Chorus and Band will perform at 7 p.m. June 2 at Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 21750 Detroit Road. The concert is titled “Music by Music Lovers for Music Lovers.” The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be accepted. Children are welcome. Parking is free and the venue is handicapped-accessible. For more information, call the church office at 440-333-4888.
Kids’ Membership Day
Friends of the Rocky River Public Library invite you to Kids’ Membership Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 13 at Mitchell’s Ice Cream, 19700 Detroit Road. If you are age 16 or younger and want to make a difference in the community, become a Kids’ Member of Friends of the Rocky River Public Library. Your $5 membership fee will give you a yearlong membership, a bookmark/membership card, a certificate for a free scoop of ice cream and a RRPL Kids’ Membership pencil. The event also will feature magic and balloon twisting with “The Magic Man,” face painting and story time with a librarian.
Join YMCA Board
Serve on the West Shore YMCA Board. Join this nonprofit board and gain the satisfaction of watching your suggestions turn into results. Come see what the West Shore YMCA is all about. Call Heidi Goblirsch at 440-871-6885.
Mad Hatters Tea Party
The Mad Hatters Tea party will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday in fellowship Hall at Westlake United Methodist Church, 27650 Center Ridge Road. There will be tea party games, a raffle, food, shopping, music and photo opportunities. Tickets are $5 at the door. Reservations are recommended by calling 440-452-1106. The event is for all ages. Proceeds will benefit Westlake Youth Theater.
Holiday rubbish delay
Due to the observance of Memorial Day, Rumpke Waste Management will be closed on Monday. Rubbish and recycling collections will be delayed by one day next week.
“Speed Nutrition” will be presented at 6 p.m. May 30 at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center, Building 2, auditorium B, 29000 Center Ridge Road. The program will discuss eating to prevent heart disease, diabetes, GI disorders, cancer and weight gain. For more information, call 440-827-5440.
WAY’s Great Garage/Rummage Sale
The WAY group of St. Ladislas Parish, 2345 Bassett Road, will host a fundraiser, The WAY’s Great Garage and Rummage Sale, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 13 and 14, and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 15 in Cullen Hall. Early-bird shopping takes place at 8 a.m. June 13 with a $5 entrance fee. Storage for the sale will take place from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. June 10, 11 and 12 at the parish. All proceeds benefit The WAY group’s trip to the 2019 National Catholic Youth Conference in November in Indianapolis and World Youth Day 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal.
‘Into the Woods’
French Creek’s Ewing Theatre presents “Into the Woods,” opening May 31 and running through June 16. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $16-18 for adults and $10 for children ages 17 and younger. The French Creek Theatre box office, 4530 Colorado Ave., Sheffield, is open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily or call 440-949-5200, ext. 221. Tickets can also be purchased by visiting metroparks.cc/theatre.