LCPH vaccine clinic
Vaccines to protect children, teens and adults are available through the Lorain County Public Health from 1:30-5:30 p.m. June 19 at the Avon VFW, 36950 Mills Road. Vaccine appointments can be made by calling 440-284-3206; walk-ins for non-travel vaccines are welcome. Vaccines are also available from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays at the Lorain County Public Health, 9880 S. Murray Ridge Road, Elyria.
Homeruns for Hunger
Community Resource Services, a local nonprofit agency dedicated to meeting the social service needs of the Avon and Avon Lake communities, will hold its 11th annual Homeruns for Hunger event June 20 at Sprenger Stadium. Support CRS while watching the Lake Erie Crushers play the Gateway Grizzlies. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $9 each. A portion of every ticket will be donated to CRS. To purchase tickets, visit aalcrs.org.
The fourth annual Design Engineering and City of Avon Lake Cruise-In will be held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Weiss Field, 33401 Webber Road, to benefit Valor Home of Lorain County. About 350-400 cars, motorcycles, race cars, luxury and exotics section are expected from the North Olmsted Auto Collection and more. There will also be a vintage first responder and military section, raffles, product giveaways, food trucks, music, face painting, local vendors and more.
Summer Nights 2019
Heritage Avon Lake presents “Summer Nights 2019” Monday at Folger Home, 31770 Lake Road. Folk duo Hungrytown will perform from 7-9 p.m. The event is free and open to the community. For more information, visit heritageavonlake.org.
Senior Hot Lunch
The Senior Hot Lunch will be held at noon Tuesday at the Old Firehouse Community Center. The menu includes beef and noodles, oriental blend vegetable, garden salad, rolls and butter and banana cream 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. June 19 at the Legacy Club of Sweetbriar Golf Course. The menu includes a grilled cheeseburger with french fries, the Legacy salad, beverage and cherry cobbler for dessert. The program, “Spring and Summer Jewelry Collection,” will feature Hazel Chapman, singer, writer and jewelry designer. The program will include a $50 jewelry drawing. The 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 sixth annual Project Pedal charitable bike ride to benefit Village Project will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The event begins at Cahoon Park and ends at the Bay Village Police Department. Routes include the PEA Pod Pedal for preschoolers; the Sprout Route for ages 6 and younger; and for all ages the Cucumber Course, Tomato Tour, Kale Trail and the Artichoke Adventure. Complete route maps as well as registration information is available at ourvillageproject.com or call 440-348-9401.
“What Do I Do with this Telescope I Bought?” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road. The program is for children ages 10 and older and adults. Bring your scope and the planetarium staff will help you set it up, align it and put it to good use. Weather permitting, take the scopes outside and view the night sky. The fee is $30 per person. Register in advance by calling call 440-871-2900 or visiting lensc.org.
Cahoon in June
The 50th annual Cahoon in June fine crafts, collectibles and antiques event will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in Cahoon Memorial Park. Admission is free. Cahoon Memorial Park is at the intersection of Cahoon and Lake roads. Proceeds will support Rose Hill Museum, the Reuben Osborn Learning Center and student scholarships. Community groups are invited to set up tables free of charge. To reserve a space, call 216-213-0312 or visit bayhistorical.com.
Outdoor movie night
Join the city of Fairview Park for the 2019 Summer Outdoor Movie Series at the Fairview High School Stadium. Admission is free. Bring a blanket (no chairs on the field please) and enjoy a summer evening under the stars. Gates open at 8 p.m., and the movie begins at dusk. The film for June 21 is “The Greatest Showman.”
Trinket and Treasure Sale
Clague Road United Church of Christ will hold its annual Trinket and Treasure Sale from 5-7 p.m. today, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m.-noon Friday (half-price day) in Fellowship Hall, 3650 Clague Road (just north of Lorain Road). The sale includes household items, old linens, glassware, books and plants. Profits will go to church projects and mission work. For more information, call 440-734-1040.
Separated, divorced, widowed
The Westshore Separated, Divorced and Widowed Social Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Brendan’s Kenney Center, 4242 Brendan Lane (south of Lorain Road and west of Clague). A baby shower will be held for Providence House. Sarah from Providence House will share information about its program and the community need. For more information, call Sue at 440-821-6258.
Flag retirement ceremony
The Rev. Vincent R. Capodanno Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, with support from the North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation Department, will conduct a flag retirement ceremony on Friday, Flag Day. This ceremony is for the respectful disposal of old and worn out American flags. The ceremony will be held at North Ridgeville's South Central Park, near the main pavilion. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. (weather permitting) and is open to the public. Flags needing to be retired may be dropped off at Garden Village Nursery, 33911 Center Ridge Road. You may also drop off your flag at the South Central Park pavilion between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. before the ceremony.
Citywide Garage Sale
The North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Bureau will sponsor its annual citywide Garage Sale Days today through Saturday. Sale hours are from 6-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 440-327-3737.
Summer Concert Series
The North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation Department presents the Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday, featuring The Agenda, at the South Central Park gazebo, 7565 Avon Belden Road. All ages are invited. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy this free event.
Curb Appeal Recognition Event
Members of the Garden Club of North Ridgeville will be on the hunt for front yards with the most eye appeal. Winners selected by the CARE Committee will be invited to the club’s Aug. 13 dinner meeting at South Central Park, where Mayor David Gillock will present the awards. Residents are encouraged to nominate their neighbors’ front yards or even their own from Saturday through July 15 to the CARE Committee by contacting Jean at 440-281-9911 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movies in the Park
The North Ridgeville Parks & Recreation Department presents “Movies in the Park” June 21 at South Central Park, beginning at dusk. Bring your chair, have a picnic and catch up with neighbors and enjoy the free feature, “The Little Mermaid.” For movie updates during the season, call 440-210-6226.
Swing City Big Band
Swing City Big Band will perform from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Don Umerley Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd. The 18-piece band will play a variety of music for your dancing and listening pleasure. Admission is $15 and includes snacks and beverages. All profits will be donated to The Salvation Army. No reservations required. For more information, call Bob at 440-223-5969 or email email@example.com.
Rocky River United Methodist Church, 19414 Detroit Road, will host classic car cruises the second and fourth Wednesday from 5:30-8 p.m. in June, July and August. The second event is scheduled for June 22, and the theme is “Ford Night.” There is no charge for admission, and everyone is welcome at these family-friendly events.
WAY’s Great Garage/Rummage Sale
The WAY group of St. Ladislas Parish, 2345 Bassett Road, will host a huge fundraiser, The WAY’S Great Garage and Rummage Sale, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in Cullen Hall. Early-bird shopping takes place at 8 a.m. Thursday with a $5 entrance fee. 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.
The Gathering Place, 25425 Center Ridge Road, presents “Summer Solstice Celebration: Walking, Singing and Writing” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. This event is for individuals currently coping with their own or a loved one’s cancer diagnosis. To register, visit touchedbycancer.org.
The Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. June 19 at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road. Tom Neel, director of the OGS Library in Bellville, Ohio, will present “Until Death Do Us Part: An Examination of Marriage and Divorce Records of the 1800s.” Come for social time at 6:30 p.m. The general public is invited, free of charge. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unity Spiritual Center Westlake, 23855 Detroit Road, will host a Summer Solstice Community Labyrinth Walk from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 21. Wear comfortable shoes and apparel. Come alone or bring a friend. Advance registration is available at uscwestlake.org. A $10 love offering is suggested.
Lorain Senior Expo
The second annual Lorain Senior Expo will be held from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lorain Senior Center, 3361 Garfield Blvd, Lorain. There will be free hearing and health screenings, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol testing, as well as free antique appraisals by Collector’s Gallery. Concessions, goody bags, giveaways and raffle prizes too. For more information, email email@example.com.