Red Cross Bloodmobile
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Avon Isle Park, 37080 Detroit Road., Avon, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information..
Mackenzie Cesnick will hold a fundraiser event toward her Girl Scout Gold Award. Trunk-or-Treat will be held from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 31 at Avon Lake High School’s south parking lot. Purchase a parking spot for $10 or a double spot for $15.There will be a contest for the best-decorated trunk. Bring enough treats/candy for about 250 kids. Those participating are asked to bring a non-perishable good for Community Resource Services. There is a $1 fee to mainly cover insurance fees and a few other surprises. Any other monetary donations are greatly appreciated. Register at https://altrunkortreat.cheddarup.com.
Bay blood drive
Bethesda on the Bay, 28607 Wolf Road at Beach Lane, Bay Village, will hold a blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. To register visit vitalant.org/OhioDonorPortal. Use group code 4076. The blood drive will take place in buses parked on Beach Lane. Appointments are preferred and masks required. Donors will be notified if they have the antibodies to help patients battling COVID-19.
School district to host town hall
The Bay Village City School District will host a virtual town hall at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The discussion will focus on COVID-19 and how the district is handling it.
The district will highlight symptoms and processes and mental health related to the pandemic. A Q&A segment will follow.
Those interested must register prior at bit.ly/BayTownHall2020.
River Senior Center
The Rocky River Senior Center, 21014 Hilliard Blvd., will host the following activities: “Feeble Fables” by Bob Naquin, performed by the Rocky River Senior Players, at 1 p.m. today through Sunday., Call 440-333-6660 for a reservation as seating will be limited; The Fall Festival will be held from noon-4 p.m. Oct. 23 at the senior center. The cost is $5 for residents and $6 for non-residents. The afternoon of fall fun will include pumpkin carving, costume contests, fall/Halloween trivia games and treat stations, Spooky Trail Hunt, music and more. Call 440-333-6662.
Grant funding public hearings
The city of Fairview Park is eligible to apply for up to $150,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, which comes from the Cuyahoga County Department of Development’s 2020 Municipal Grant Program. The funds can be used for different community improvement projects. In recent years, CDBG funds have been used to replace the roof at the senior center, as well as repair problem sidewalks in parts of the city.
A virtual public hearing will be held for residents Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. over the city’s Zoom and YouTube channels, where they can voice their opinions. Written opinions can be sent to city hall or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call Monica Jordan at 440-356-4499. A Zoom link will be posted to the city’s web site this Friday (Oct. 16).
Similarly, the city is eligible to apply for up to $50,000 in 2021 Community Development Supplemental Grant (CDSG) funding, also administered by the county development department for use on community improvement projects. A virtual public meeting will be held Oct. 19 following the CDBG meeting. Residents can attend via Zoom or YouTube, or submit opinions in writing to city hall or email@example.com. A meeting link will be posted to the city’s Web site this Friday (Oct. 16). For more information, call Monica Jordan at 440-356-4499.
Senior leaf pickup
Fairview High School seniors will be volunteering to rake leaves for seniors living in the community. Leaf raking will take place Oct. 26. Call 440-356-4436 to sign up.
Senior flu shots
The Fairview Park senior center is taking appointments for flu shots from Marc’s pharmacy for this Thursday (Oct. 15), from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions at the senior center, seniors are to arrive only at the time of their appointment. Call 440-356-4436 to register.
Mackenzie Road closure
Drivers using Mackenzie Road will need to detour for the next month as the city of North Olmsted, along with the Ohio Department of Transportation, replaces the culvert located just south of the I-480 overpass. Mackenzie Road was closed to through traffic between Lorain Road and Cook Road on Monday (Oct. 12), and will last until Nov. 20. A detour route can be found at www.north-olmsted.com. For questions, contact the Division of Engineering at 440-716-4117.