Winter heating bill assistance
The Illuminating Co. encourages residential customers experiencing financial hardship due to high winter heating bills to contact the utility as soon as possible to establish an affordable payment arrangement or obtain assistance before shutouts for nonpayment resume April 15. There are several programs available. Visit firstenergycorp.com.
AL Memorial Day Parade
Preparations have begun for Avon Lake’s Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, which will be held May 30. All veterans groups and Avon Lake organizations interested in participating should contact Jacqui Hoffman, Program Manager at 440-930-4130 Ext. 1033 or by emailing AvonLakeMemorialDay@AvonLake.org. The parade starts 10 a.m. at Avon Lake High School, 175 Avon Belden Road and ends at Veterans Memorial Park, 32756 Lake Road. The City of Avon Lake is committed to the health and safety of the community and will follow all COVID-19 guidelines in effect from the State of Ohio at the time of the event.
Bluebirds into Your Life
Penne and Fritz Brandau, members of the Black River Audubon Society and the Ohio Bluebird Society, will give their presentation “Bluebird Basics” at 3 p.m. Saturday, at the North Ridgeville Public Library, 35700 Bainbridge Road, North Ridgeville. Their program will be on choosing the right bluebird habitat, nest box and how to monitor your nest box. They will also discuss bluebird predators, competitors and will show a video of the family life of bluebirds. Since class size is limited, registration is requested. Call 440-670-3684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ministerial Association of North Ridgeville is sponsoring the 10th Annual Community Crosswalk, which symbolizes the journey Jesus took nearly 2,000 years ago. The walk begins at 5:30 p.m. on Good Friday, April 15. Participants will meet at North Ridgeville’s South Central Park Gazebo across from the library on Bainbridge Road and carry the cross to the corner of Rt. 83 and Center Ridge Road. All are welcome. For more information, call the Rev. Tom Joyce at 440-327-8753.
Avon Lake Kiwanis
Avon Lake Kiwanis will host Ted Esborn, city economic development director, at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the Waugaman Gallery at the Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd. Avon Lake’s economic director since 2016, Esborn will address the future of Avon Lake’s Power Plant. The public is welcome.
Westgate to get W Nail Bar
The W Nail Bar will open its Westgate shop in late April, marking the 13th overall location and eighth in Ohio. The opening creates 20 news jobs for licensed nail technicians and cosmetologists. The W Nail Bar is hiring for this location and interested applicants should email email@example.com.
Westlake High musical
The Westlake High School Demon Drama Club will perform Chicago The Musical at 7 p.m. April 7-9, and 2 p.m. on April 10 at the Westlake Performing Arts Center. The musical is celebrating its 25th Anniversary on Broadway this year. The Drama Club is performing the high school edition to make it family friendly for all ages. Tickets are available at the door for $10.
Public Employee Retirees Meeting
Chapter 91 of Public Employees Retirees, Inc. will meet at 11 a.m on April 11 on the lower level of the Fairview Park Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 21255 Lorain Road. Guest speaker will be Chris Polomsky, Chair of the Meals on Wheels kitchen in Fairview Park. Members can learn about Meals on Wheels qualifications and volunteer opportunities available in the Westshore area. PERI District 10 Representative Rick Lawrence will also be present to install officers and answer questions.
Herb Guild Garden Club meeting
The April meeting of The Herb Guild Garden Club will be held on April 13 at Porter Public Library in Westlake. After a brief business meeting, the program will start at 11:30 a.m., which will be a Powerpoint presentation about the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. A craft will follow the presentation. Guests are invited to attend and find out more about the club. There is no charge for the craft. At this time the library has dropped its mask mandate. For further information on the upcoming meeting, call 440-353-9764 or visit our website, theherbguild.org. You can also find us on Facebook under The Herb Guild.
Avon Democratic Club meeting
Join the Avon Democratic Club from 6:30-7:30 p.m April 14 at the Avon Senior Center, 3678686 Detroit Road. The group will host Democratic candidates appearing on the primary ballot. Light refreshments will be served. If you cannot attend in person, you can call in via Zoom. Contact us at AvonOHDems@gmail.com for Zoom link details.
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Friends of the Metro Parks of Lorain County will present its annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, “Talk About A Murder”, by Lee Mueller on Fridays and Saturdays, April 29 and 30, May 6, 7, 13, and 14. Seating is at 6:30, with dinner at 7 p.m. A matinee will be held May 15. Seating is at 1:30, with dinner at 2 p.m.
Avon Lake Parks & Rec hiring summer help
The Avon Lake Parks & Recreation Department is hiring summer help to fill openings at the concessions, admissions, maintenance, lifeguard, greenbox and camp & field staff positions. Call 440-930-4130 or visit Avon Lake Recreation Department: Summer 2022 Seasonal Job Openings! (myrec.com)
Sheffield Village’s 4th Annual Eggstravaganza
Join us from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sheffield Village Fire Department Pancake Breakfast and other activities, including Easter crafts, a Chinese raffle, fun games and more. Bring your camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. The Egg Hunt will begin promptly at noon, with special prizes for each age group (0-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12).The Sheffield Village Fire Department is located at 4340 Colorado Ave. If you have questions, contact the fire department at 440-949-6053 or Chris Emling at 440-242-8516.
Great Northern spring-themed events
Smile & Snap with the Easter Bunny | March 31 - April 16
Families can create lasting memories with special visits and photos with the Easter Bunny. Reservations for the photo opportunity are not required but encouraged to reduce wait times.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny | April 2
BJ’s Brewhouse will co-host breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Starting at 9 a.m., families can enjoy a bunny hop, a visit from the Easter Bunny, photo opportunities, face painting, balloons, and Easter Egg Hunts. Registration is required and space is limited to the first 150 guests.
Dillard’s Fashion Show & Easter Egg Hunt | April 2
The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11 a.m. and the Fashion Show at 1 p.m. at Dillard’s. All participants will receive 20 percent off their child’s department purchases for the day and will be entered to win a $250 shopping spree. Interested guests should contact Dillard’s.
Sensory-Friendly Easter Bunny | April 3
A sensory-friendly Easter Bunny experience will be offered before the mall opens to the public on Sunday, April 3 beginning at 9 a.m. Sensory Bunny provides a quieter experience for families to enjoy prior to stores opening. Center music will be off and guest traffic is expected to be minimal.
Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny | April 10
Furry friends will have the chance to visit the Easter Bunny during a special Pet Photo Night on April 10 from 6-8 p.m. The event welcomes domestic animals only, all pets must be on a leash or in a carrier, and owners are expected to clean up after their pets.
Super Hero Party | April 9
Join Great Northern Mall for meet and greets with everyone’s favorite Superheroes, superpowered crafts, photo ops and other fun activities. This event is free to attend and open to children 10 and under.
Easter-Themed Kids Club| April 14
Enjoy an hour of engaging Easter activities geared toward younger children. Kids Club activities include story time, crafts and more. No fee to participate.
It is highly recommended to register for all Great Northern Mall events in advance. To learn more , visit www.greatnorthernohio.com/events.
LakewoodAlive is holding 13 free home maintenance program workshops April through November.
The 2022 season begins with “How to Contract a Repair” 7 to 8:30 p.m., April 7. This kick-off will focus on the process of working with a home repair/improvement contractor and getting a high quality finished project. To reserve your free spot, call 216-521-0655.
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