Richardson Farms mobile market
Richardson Farms returns to the North Olmsted Senior Center on Dover Center Road from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday. The mobile market will be at the center every other Tuesday through Sept. 21. The market includes fresh fruits, vegetables, jams, sauces and more. Richardson Farms accepts the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers.
Applications for the market nutrition program are still available. Applicants can receive $50 worth of vouchers to use at local farmers’ markets. Those who live in the 44070 or 44138 ZIP codes can apply at the North Olmsted Senior Center. Proof of address is required and participants must be 60 or older with a combined household income of 185% or less of the federal poverty level. Applications will be accepted through July 29.
Senior yoga classes
Evelyna Nightingale will instruct two yoga classes per week at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesday’s class will be Chair Yoga and Thursday’s class will be a Standing & Mat class. Classes will be $5 per class or sign up for the session and receive a discount. This will be a trial session and we welcome feedback as we plan future yoga classes.
Join Carol Silvay for Geri-Fit exercise classes from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.every Monday and Friday in the Community Cabin. Class fee of $10 per four-week session is payable to the instructor at the time of class.
Senior Center bingo
The North Olmsted Senior Center offers bingo from noon to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month. The next session is Friday.
Corn Festival decorating contest
North Ridgeville youngsters ages 8-10, are invited to take part in the “Decorate Fresh Air of Corn Contest,” sponsored by the North Ridgeville Arts Council. Winners will take home one of three prizes. Artwork guidelines are available at ridgevilleartscouncil.wordpress.com. Contestants can turn in finished entries at the Arts Council table to be set up in the Senior Center Craft Hall during the North Ridgeville Corn Festival, Aug. 13-15.
Astronomy Club reopens meetings, telescope nights
Lake Erie Nature and Science Center reopens its Astronomy Club meetings tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the center. First-time members are able to come to the center for free for their first meeting. If interested in joining the club, an annual household membership costs $60. The club meets on the third Wednesday of each month and members receive access to the meetings, telescope rentals, newsletter and free access to telescope night programs. Planetarium Specialist and NASA Solar System Ambassador Bill Reed will be at the meeting sharing current events in astronomy, scientific updates in the community and sharing pop culture recommendations. Telescope viewing will be available after the meeting, weather permitting. Saturday will be the first telescope night at 8:30 p.m. Club members are able to attend for free. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.lensc.org/ for nonmembers.
Windows Art Walk
“Windows Art Walk 2021” will be held 6-9 p.m. July 30. Experience innovative art from over 20 different artists and enjoy live music as you walk through Cherandon Plaza in North Olmsted. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 440-320-0900. The event will be hosted by JoAnn DePolo Studios and Gallery, 26719 Brookpark Ext.
Cleveland Haunt Club
The Cleveland Haunt Club will hold its sixth annual haunted garage sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 31 in Cahoon Park in Bay Village. It is a free, family-friendly event that will have a spooky carnival theme. The Cleveland Haunt Club is a nonprofit social group of Halloween enthusiasts and home and professional haunters based in Avon Lake/Bay Village.
Car cruise and antique engines
The Olmsted Historical Society will hold a car cruise-in and antique engines show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 1 at Frostville Museum, 24101 Cedar Point Road in the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservations. Classic cars and trucks, and antiques will be on display. Vendors are welcome. The Lagrange Engine Club will display a collection of antique farm engines, big and small. Museum houses open at 10 a.m. Food and beverages available. For more information, contact John Baker at 440-734-3124 or olmstedhistoricalsociety.org.
Breakfast with Republicans
Enjoy breaking bread and socializing with your Republican friends from 8-9 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Sugar Creek Restaurant, 5196 Detroit Road (corner of Detroit and Abbe Roads), Sheffield Village Plaza. No agenda, but there will be a free exchange of ideas about current events with like-minded conservatives. Bring guests. Each attendee is responsible for their meal. Sponsored by Avon-Avon Lake Republican Club. RSVP to Tomie Patton by Aug. 2 at email@example.com.
AECPTA membership drive
The Avon Early Childhood PTA is looking to add new members, as well as renewing current members during the club’s annual membership drive scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 10 at Schwartz Road Park pavilion in Avon. Learn all about the organization and the fun activities planned for this upcoming year. There will also be activities for the whole family to enjoy, including Dr. Awesome, Guinness Book of World Record holder for the largest bubble. Membership dues are $30 for the 2021-2022 school year and checks will be accepted on the day of the event or you can join or renew at avonecpta.org.
Homemade pie competition
Find out who makes the best homemade pie on the West Side by entering the Rocky River Senior Center’s homemade pie competition at noon Sept. 3. This contest is open to all amateur bakers; no professional bakers/cooks may enter. Each pie must be made from scratch and entered in the name of the person who made it. Deadline to register is Aug. 13. All proceeds go toward the free summer concerts at the senior center. For more information or to register, call 440-331-1144.
Hospice seeks volunteers
Volunteer with Hospice of the Western Reserve. Opportunities include the Pet Peace of Mind and End of Life Doula programs. There will be one daytime virtual volunteer training series held in August. Registration is contingent on meeting prerequisite requirements. To start the process and join the team, visit hospicewr.org/volunteer or call 216-255-9090.