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Monday, August 1

National Mahjong Day

Medina County Fair begins, runs through August 7. Today is Veteran’s Day, free admission for all veterans.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m.. to 3 p.m., Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center Brunswick, 3574 Center Road, Brunswick.


Tuesday, August 2

National Coloring Book Day

Medina County Fair, runs through August 7. Today is Senior Citizens Day, free admission for all senior citizens.

Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show, 10:30 a.m., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick.

Drum Group, 11 a.m., Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street. Learn to use rhythm and music to celebrate community and life. Register at   

Create! Rock Wrapping, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Register at

WCTV Foundation, Inc.: Do Good With Chipotle, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., 990 High Street, Suite C, Wadsworth. Donation to foundation is 33 percent of all sales. Order online for pickup using code NGAW6ZP or show flyer in restaurant. Flyer and more information at


Wednesday, August 3

National Grab Some Nuts Day We reserve comment.

Medina County Fair, runs through August 7. Today is Youth Day, free admission for all kids up to 11 years old. Ride wristbands, $13 each.

Nature Explorers: Creek Critters, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Letha House Park East, 5745 Richman Road, Spencer. Drop-off program. Wade through creek and search for critters. Completely outdoors, dress for weather. Call 330-722-9364 to check for openings.

Berenstain Bears Matinee Fun, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Enjoy matinee, popcorn and coloring activity afterward.

South Town Cruise-In, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Habitat for Humanity parking lot, 233 Lafayette Road, Medina. Wednesdays through October 12, 2022. Open to all antique, classic or collectible cars. Weather permitting. Free.

Access the Arts: Mark Leach, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 1322 Sharon Copley Road, Sharon Center. Nashville recording artist performs. Rain location: Sharon Center Town Hall, 6449 Ridge Road, Wadsworth.

Chippewa Lake Water Skiing Team, 7 p.m., 3196 Clark Mill Road, Norton. Shows are free for the audience and serve as practice sessions for the team in getting ready for competitions. Donations toward costumes, cost of competing are gratefully accepted.


Thursday, August 4

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Medina County Fair, runs through August 7.

Camp Wired: Create a Restaurant Menu, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Make up a restaurant name, create a menu.

Fair Honors Ensembles, noon to 2 p.m., Community Center, Medina County Fairgrounds, 735 W. Smith Road, Medina. Also entrance on Lafayette Road. Students are selected for membership by ability. Includes band, orchestra and choirs.

Under the Sea Putt-Putt, 1:30 p.m., Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Play library style. Bring putter if you have one. All ages with adult.

Tyler Reid Band Country Concert Benefiting the Inclusive Playground, 7 p.m., Mapleside Farms, 294 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The playground is being built so it will be possible for individuals with special needs to enjoy playing on a playground. Bring own lawn chair. Tickets at the gate: $15. 


Friday, August 5

National Underwear Day Celebrate and wear a pair!

Medina County Fair, runs through August 7.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Medina Hospital, 1000 E. Washington Street, Medina.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mark Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Street, Brunswick.

Picnic on the Patio, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Medina County Office for Older Adults, 246 Northland Drive, Medina. Lunch, entertainment. Open to everyone. Senior citizens, 60 and older, $4; everyone else, $5.

Medina’s Largest Water Balloon Fundraising Event, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Living Hope Church, Pavilion 3 Cobblestone Park, 4765 Cobblestone Drive, Medina. Funds being raised for water filters for those in countries where clean water is not available. One filter lasts 10 years and can filter 200 gallons a day. Pre-register at

August First Friday: Up, Up, and Away!, Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth.

Cool Beans Family Movie Night on the Square, 8:30 p.m., Uptown Park, Medina Public Square, Medina. “Encanto” will be showing. Bring blankets, chairs. Popcorn, drinks and candy will be available in the gazebo. Free event.


Saturday, August 6

National Root Beer Float Day A day we can get behind!

Medina County Fair, runs through August 7.

A Healthy Dose of Nature: Hiking Series, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Oenslager Nature Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Vigorous 3- to 5-mile hike with naturalist, dress for weather, wear appropriate footwear, bring own water. Ages 10 and up. No registration, free.

Kids’ Yoga in the Garden, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Medina County Community Garden, 302 E. Liberty Street, Medina. Parents required to remain. For children ages 5 and older. No charge, but donations gratefully accepted. To register, go to

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Ages 18 and up. Register for five-week session at

Northern Ohio Railway Museum Streetcar Rides, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 5515 Buffham Road, Seville. Every Saturday through September 24. Guided walking tours of collection of more than 40 streetcars, interurbans and rapid transit cars.  Tours are every hour on the half hour and take 30 minutes. Second and fourth Saturdays, weather permitting, also rides on a 1914 trolley car, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Admission to museum is free. Tickets are good for all day riding. Trolley rides are $4 for adults and children 13 years old and up; $2 for children 6 to 12; and no charge for children 5 and younger.

Under the Sea Party, 10:30 a.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Meet Ariel and Moana. Games, crafts, more. All ages.

Knitted Washcloth, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Register at

Spring Grove Historical Walk, 1 p.m., Spring Grove Cemetery Chapel, 775 E. Washington St., Medina. Family friendly, stroller and wheelchair accessible. Presentations by Friends of the Cemetery and genealogy experts. Free. Gather at chapel.

ORMACO Jazz Under the Stars: Akin for Jazz, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Uptown Park, Medina Public Square. Rain location: United Church of Christ, 217 E. Liberty Street, Medina. Free, but donations gratefully accepted. For more information, go to or call 419-853-6016.


Sunday, August 7

Well, this will stand out! National Lighthouse Day

Medina County Fair, final day. Today is First Responders’ Day: free admission for all police, fire, EMT with ID. It also is Sensory Day: noon to 2 p.m., no loud music or lights on rides for those with disabilities.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 400 N. Broadway Street, Medina.

Monday Movie Matinee: “American Underdog,” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Free.

John Smart House Open House, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 206 N. Elmwood Street, Medina. Self-guided tour with docents stationed throughout to answer questions and provide information. Admission is $5 adults, $4 for historical society members and senior citizens, $3 for ages 7 to 18, no charge for children less than 7 with hand-holding adult. COVID protocols will be followed.

ORMACO Sunday Live at the Library: Erin Nicole Neal, Gospel Music; 2 p.m.; Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Discussion of the history of gospel music, its development, its influence on culture, its importance in movements (such as civil rights). Free. Reservations recommended due to limited space. Call 419-853-6016 for reservations.

Unmasking the Mantid, 2 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Praying mantis or preying mantis? Search for mantids along the trail and learn about their life cycles. All ages.