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Saturday, June 15

National Hollerin’ Contest Day https://bit.ly/2Hx8Xwe

Healthy Strides, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Lake Medina, State Route 18, Medina. Physician talk and 1- to 3-mile walk. Ages 10 and up. Free. No registration.

Medina County Pizza Palooza, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Medina Public Square. Buy tickets to sample local pizzas, enjoy non-profit fair, and music. www.mainstreetmedina.com

Learn With NASA: Mission to Mars, 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Community Rooms A and B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina. Meet NASA retiree Larry Smith, see NASA footage of Mars rover. Grades kindergarten through 5. Register at https://bit.ly/30edRXL

Pollinator Palooza, noon to 4 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Learn about variety of pollinators. Dress as your favorite pollinator for a parade. Free.

Butterfly Bonanza, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Variety of butterfly activities, game, craft. Free.

Kids Fishing Party, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Izaak Walton League, 7085 Friendsville Road, Lafayette. Bring poles, bait. Free.

Blast Off! DIY Rockets, Story Hour Activity Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Design and blast off rocket using Alka-Seltzer and water. Ages 5 and up. Register at https://bit.ly/2HjEtPW

ORMACO Opera Under the Stars, 7 p.m., Public Square, Medina. Cleveland Opera Theater performs. Bring picnic, lawn chairs, blankets. Rain location: United Church of Christ, 217 E. Liberty Street, Medina. NOTE: Due to impending rain, Opera under the Stars, with members of the Cleveland Opera Theater, will take place at The United Church of Christ, 217 E. Liberty Street, Medina. Free, donations gratefully accepted.

Sunday, June 16

Fresh Veggies Day https://bit.ly/2vlUcqN

Butterfly Bonanza, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Variety of butterfly activities, game, craft. Free.

Casablanca: Sunday Cinema Club, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Free.

Monday, June 17

Eat Your Veggies Day https://bit.ly/2EJFL1Z

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Cleveland Clinic, 3574 Center Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Stop Motion Animation, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Create own videos using stop-motion animation techniques. Two-day event for Grades 4 to 8. Register at https://bit.ly/2VCYM3x

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 114 Church Street, Lodi. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Make a Mess Day, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Make an aquarium out of a shoebox, balloon rockets, a marble run, ghost mud, marshmallow molecules, more. Bring shoebox. Ages 5 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2Vp0YGE

Travel Hacks, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Learn how to use apps and websites to make travel planning easier and how to identify scams. Register at https://bit.ly/2Vp05ho 

Wellness Yoga, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Gentle yoga. Attend one class or all three. Register at https://bit.ly/2LBvnlw

Tuesday, June 18

Go Fishing Day https://bit.ly/2qvq9tH , International Sushi Day https://bit.ly/2VuAJmA , International Picnic Day https://bit.ly/2W5u4fw , and International Panic Day  https://bit.ly/2EJFGey  We’ve got this! Go fishing so you have sushi for your picnic, but then you panic because you forgot your fishing pole!

Kids Summer Fishing Camp: Beyond the Basics, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Buffalo Creek Retreat, 8707 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville. Not for beginners. Bring poles, bait, tackle. Three-day program, June 18 through June 20. Free. Register at https://bit.ly/2JKqZ1h

Story Walk at Leohr Park, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Leohr Park, between High Street and West Main Street, Seville. Listen to stories while walking. All ages.

Teen Yoga, 11 a.m. to noon, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Strengthen your body and mind with yoga poses. Register at https://bit.ly/2HBaC5u

Galaxy Sneakers, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Use special techniques and paint to alter sneakers. Bring pair of white canvas sneakers, paint provided. Grades 6 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2JEJy70

2019 South Town Cruise-In, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., 233 Lafayette Road, Medina. Classic tunes and classic cars, free, public invited.

Blue Tip Festival, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., 274 Grandview Ave., Wadsworth.

Blue Tip Parade, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., starts at Wadsworth High School, travels through downtown.

Learn With NASA: Living in Space, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. NASA retiree Larry Smith talks about issues and concerns, shows videos, about humans living in space. Grades Kindergarten to 5. Register at https://bit.ly/2LHDaOV

Wednesday, June 19

Sauntering Day https://bit.ly/2IFiyo9

Volunteens: Gardening at Feeding Medina County Garden, 10 a.m. to noon, 901 Lafayette Road, Medina. Waiver at https://bit.ly/2Jl5gNV  and permission slip https://bit.ly/2vWSqwI

Blue Tip Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., 274 Grandview Ave., Wadsworth. Carnival rides, amusements, food, games.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Medina County Health Department, 4800 Ledgewood Drive, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Make a Mess Day, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Make an aquarium out of a shoebox, balloon rockets, a marble run, ghost mud, marshmallow molecules, more. Bring shoebox. Ages 5 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2HhhNzF

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Life Care Center of Medina, 2400 Columbia Road, Medina.  https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wadsworth YMCA, 623 School Drive, Wadsworth. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Explore the Elements: FUSE, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Use interactive app to see samples of elements in 3D, facts, figures, everyday examples. Register at https://bit.ly/2JCXH4m

Teen Advisory Group, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Community Room B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Book discussion, volunteer tasks. Grades 6 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2W2soY0

Mediation and Mindfulness, 6 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Register at https://bit.ly/30ISEp1

History Series: Giant Captain Bates and His Two Wives, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Register at https://bit.ly/2WG26XV

Essential Oils, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Learn how to use essential oils. Free.

Music at The Lodge: Zach, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lodge at Allardale, 141 Remsen Road, Medina. Folk music. Has performed with Neil Young, Gin Blossoms, more. Free.

Thursday, June 20

National Bald Eagle Day https://bit.ly/2GuPwDZ

Camp Wired, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Community Room B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn and refresh computer skills. Ages 55 plus. Call for topics, 330-725-0588.

Beginning Minecraft,1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. grades 4 to 6. Learn Microsoft Minecraft including navigation, and construction. Register at https://bit.ly/2YPmSFj

Legal Resource Center, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Conference Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Domestic Relations Court volunteers help those not represented by a lawyer in family court. First come, first served.

Guide to Eliminate Diets/Circuit Training 101, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Library, Healthy Wadsworth, Cleveland Clinic team up to bring information about how to maximize your body’s potential.

Blue Tip Festival, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., 274 Grandview Ave., Wadsworth. Carnival rides, amusements, food, games.

Alcohol Ink Jewelry, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Community Room B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Make jewelry out of beads, washers, alcohol inks. Register at https://bit.ly/2WHMeEe

Garden Insects and Pollinators, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Master Gardeners teach difference between beneficial insects and invaders.

Johnson’s Island: Prison for Confederate Soldiers, Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Civil War scholar Roger Pickenpaugh gives presentation. Register at https://bit.ly/30jbq6s

Friday, June 21

Take Your Dog to Work Day https://bit.ly/2ITPcON  Hmmm, wonder if that means our office dogs will want the day off?

After-Hours Hide and Seek, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Play different versions of hide-and-seek in library after hours. Grades 4 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2w5oyhL

Summer Solstice Family Pool Party, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Memorial Pool, 421 E. Homestead Street, Medina. Games, prizes, food. Medina Community Recreation Center members, $10; non-members, $15. 330-722-7099 Register at https://bit.ly/2ZmNVrZ

Bluegrass Jam and Dinner, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Lafayette United Methodist Church, 6201 Lafayette Road, Medina. Kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Donation admission $3, dinner is additional donation request. Bring favorite dessert to share. Bluegrass bands welcome, arrive early to be scheduled.

Blue Tip Festival, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., 274 Grandview Ave., Wadsworth. Carnival rides, amusements, food, games.

Medina Community Band Summer Concert Series, 8:30 p.m., Public Square, Medina. Bring lawn chairs and picnics, snacks are available. Ice cream sold by varying non-profits. Cancelled if raining, check website. Free, donations gratefully accepted. https://www.medinacommunityband.org/

Saturday, June 22

Onion Ring Day https://bit.ly/2sGohPE

South Town Cleanup, 8 a.m. to noon, Spokes Café, 406 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Signed release required. Snacks, collection materials and supplies provided. For more information and forms, go to https://bit.ly/2W2hTPD

Ride for Recovery, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Heartland Community Church, 3400 Weymouth Road, Medina. First bike out, 10 a.m.; last at 11 a.m. Benefits Hope Recovery Community. Features five stops, 100-mile ride. Last stop is cookout at Cornerstone Chapel, 3939 Granger Road, Medina. Awards, raffles, door prizes, speakers, kid activities, entertainment. Tickets are $25 per rider. Register online at https://bit.ly/2KfaRqi Contact Stefanie Robinson with any questions, 216-406-8599.

Cell Phone Safety, 10 a.m., Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Lecture-style class on cyber security, scams, spoofs, cookies, caches, Wi-Fi safety. Register at https://bit.ly/2E8wEdA

Pounded Flowers Workshop, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Transfer herb and flower pigments to silk scarf using a hammer. Scarves and flowers provided, bring hammer and cutting board for pounding. Fee: $20. Register at https://bit.ly/2HgYyq0

Books and Barks, 10:30 a.m., Story Hour Activity Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Storytime with Griffin, the therapy dog. Register at https://bit.ly/2JkvakE

Sensory Storytime, Story Time Room, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. For children with autism, sensory integration challenges, or who have difficulty sitting still or focusing. Ages 2 to 6. Register at https://bit.ly/2WJ3toH

Blue Tip Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., 274 Grandview Ave., Wadsworth. Carnival rides, amusements, food, games.

Family Mosaics, noon to 2 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Wear apron or old clothes, family creates mosaic together with guidance. Grades 3 to 7 with adult. Pick up finished project June 29. Register at https://bit.ly/2VygZze

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m., Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center, 3637 Center Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers, All Aboard! Miniature Train Rides, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lester Rail Trail, 3654 Lester Road, Medina. All ages. Free. No registration.

Sunday, June 23

National Columnists Day https://bit.ly/2DyuK5J and Typewriter Day https://bit.ly/2GZzjd5  Contact your favorite columnist and show them some appreciation!

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9282 Acme Road, Seville.  https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Natural Discoveries Program Hiking Series: Dragonflies, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth. Award-based hiking series. Search for dragonflies. Bring net. Ages 7 and up. Free. No registration. Go to https://bit.ly/2AZ1DaZ for more details.

Saint Ambrose Summer Festival Fireworks, dusk, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.