Artwork on display
Stocker Arts Center of Lorain County Community College will showcase the work of artist JoAnn DePolo in the “New Worlds” solo exhibit, running Oct. 28 to Dec. 18. The opening reception is 4-7 p.m. Oct. 28. Her second show, “New Beginnings,” will be Oct. 30 to Nov. 19 at JoAnn DePolo Studios and Gallery, 26719 Brookpark Ext. The opening reception is from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 30. Waugaman Gallery of Avon Lake Public Library will exhibit her work from Oct. 28 to Nov. 23.
LENSC Halloween Night Hike
The Halloween Night Hike is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center in Bay Village. The family-friendly event will feature stories in the planetarium, a staff-led hike around the center and woods to encounter “spooky” animals and crafts. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. For more details go to: https://www.lensc.org/learn/adult-family-programs/
Thanksgiving pastry fundraiser
Help support the North Olmsted Senior Center programming and activities by ordering butter braid or cake roll for your Thanksgiving celebration. The center is partnering with Stoller Fundraising to offer delicious treats for a good cause. The Senior Center will receive 35% of all sales received during our pastry sale fundraiser. Go to https://tinyurl.com/frw3yerc to place your pastry order. Orders will be accepted through Nov. 3. All orders must be picked up at the Senior Center between 11 a.m. and noon on Nov. 19. Individuals preferring to donate directly to the Senior Center can mail checks payable to City of North Olmsted, 28114 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, OH 44070.
Open enrollment Medicare counseling
Volunteers from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will offer one-on-one Medicare plan counseling from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the North Olmsted Senior Center, 28114 Lorain Road. Medicare’s open enrollment period goes through Dec. 7. Don’t miss this opportunity to review your 2022 Medicare plan options. Appointments are required. Call 440-777-8100.
PTA mobile produce pantry
Offered on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in collaboration with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the Maple PTA in North Olmsted will provide free, fresh produce for the North Olmsted community at Maple Intermediate School, 24101 Maple Ridge Road. The next date is Tuesday. This is a drive-through service. You do not have to leave your vehicle.
The second installment of a series by the Bay Village Historical Society about rare antiques is 2 p.m. Sunday at the Reuben Osborn Learning Center, at the intersection of Lake and Cahoon roads. Learn about the Russian flintlock pistol and how it saved Russia from defeat during the French invasion in 1812. The porch talk will be conducted by Kevin Killeen and Dean Brennan. Admission is free and open to the public.
Hospice volunteers needed
If you are looking for a way to help individuals in your community, Hospice of the Western Reserve serves palliative and hospice care to patients and their wherever they call home and have a wide range of volunteer opportunities to fit your talents, interests, and schedule. This includes making phone calls, providing, respite, attorney/notary, and licensed hairdressers. Virtual volunteer training is offered monthly. For more information, call 216-255-9090 or fill out an application at hpspicewr.org/volunteer.
Red Cross blood drive
With less than a day’s supply of certain blood types in recent weeks, the Red Cross asks donors of all blood types — especially type O — to make an appointment to give blood or platelets as soon as possible to ensure patients can receive the lifesaving transfusions they rely on. Appointments can be made by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Free Grab ‘n Go Meal
Come to Clague Road United Church of Christ, 3650 Clague Rd., North Olmsted, at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 for food giveaway. It will be handed out at the back door until supplies are gone. The meal is hosted by Church of the Redeemer, Westlake and Clague Road Church.
City sidewalk program
The city of Avon Lake is asking residents to do maintenance on their sidewalks. Residents with damaged sidewalks will be given a notice to repair. They will be given the option to repair the sidewalk themselves or the city will do it for them.
Avon Lake schools’ job fair
The Avon Lake City School District will hold a job fair 3:30-6:30 p.m on Monday in the high school cafeteria, 175 Avon Belden Road. The district is looking to fill substitute roles for paraprofessionals, custodial aides, lunch monitors and secretaries.
Westlake Haunted Trail
The Trick or Treat Haunted Trail is back by popular demand. Special areas around the outside of the Recreation Center will be decorated for the Halloween season. There will be plenty of treat stops along the way so bring a bag to collect them all. Pre-registration is encouraged, however registration will be taken the day of the event, Friday, until 6:30 p.m. The event is 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $2 per child/$3 per adult 18 and over.