Crocker Road widening project

Construction on the Crocker Road widening project started this summer, with no end date released. From Hilliard Boulevard to Center Ridge Road, the $3.6 million project will include the installation of a southbound right-turn lane at Center Ridge Road and add capacity and enhancements for safety in this area.

Bahia Bowls to come to Crocker Park

Bahia Bowls, a Florida-based acai cafe, is coming to Crocker Park. Westlake City Council approved the building plan at its Sept. 2 meeting. The building will mirror similar designs from newer restaurants in the space like Blue Sushi and Pacific East, Director of Planning and Economic Development James Bedell said. Bahia Bowls offers a fast-casual dining experience with menu options like smoothies, smoothie bowls and wraps.

Telescope Night at Nature Center

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center offers a monthly program to get a closer look at the local sky run by NASA Solar System Ambassador Bill Reed. The night costs $8 per person and is for ages 12 and up. Telescope night begins with a presentation at 8:30 p.m. in the planetarium. The program will include discussion of the constellations’ mythology, a look into the inner workings of the solar system and talk about current events in space. Weather permitting following the presentation, visitors will be able to use the center’s 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

Lions Club food drive

The North Ridgeville Lions Club will hold a drive-through food drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 25 at North Ridgeville Community Care, 34015 Center Ridge Road. Cars may enter through the Arby’s parking lot and proceed to the Community Care lot, where members will unload your donations. The most needed items are peanut butter, jelly, pasta, pasta sauce, canned tuna, macaroni and cheese, toiletries and household essentials. For questions, email lionsclubofnr@gmail.com.

Pumpkinville at Frostville

“Pumpkinville in the Valley” will be held from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Frostville Museum. Horse-drawn wagon rides $4/adult; $5/child; pony rides $3, obstacle course, castle/slide for toddlers, music, games, magician, fall train layout, food, pumpkin patch, balloon twisters, corn roast, bake sale. Tour the historic homes, church and display barn. Proceeds help preserve and restore museum buildings. Admission $1 each; ages 2 and younger free. Unvaccinated individuals are recommended to wear masks. Access Frostville via Columbia Road to Cedar Point Road or Lewis Road. Follow on Facebook or visit olmstedhistoricalsociety.org.

Blessing of the Pets

The 16th annual Blessing of the Pets will be held from 6:30-7 p.m. Sept. 30 on the front lawn of St. Raphael Church, 525 Dover Center Road (between Lake and Detroit roads). Dog and cat treats and giveaways from Hot Diggity Dog Pet Sitting distributed and a garden statue of St. Francis will be given away. The event is free and all are welcome. Dogs should be on leashes; cats and other pets in carriers or cages. The event will be canceled if it rains

Rocky River Chamber Music

The Rocky River Chamber Music Society will hold its first concert Oct. 4 at Lakewood Congregational Church, 1375 West Clifton Blvd. Masks will be required. The Auryn String Quartet from Germany will perform at 7:30 p.m. Come in person or stream at RRCMS.org and at YouTube.RRCMS. Follow on Facebook or Twitter or visit www.rrcms.org.

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