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Monday, March 18

Awkward Moments Day https://bit.ly/2DfMYKy 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. AARP Tax Preparation; Community Rooms A and B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Call Medina County Office for Older Adults, 330-723-9514, for appointment.

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Seville United Methodist Church, 74 W. Main Street, Seville. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Movie Monday! Buckeye Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Popcorn, pillows, movie. Grade levels 6 and up. Free. No registration.

2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Huntington Elementary School, 1931 Huntington Circle, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Getting on Track: Working Toward Financial Stability; United Way of Medina County, 728 E. Smith Road, Medina. Learn debt strategies, debt collection rights, resource management, more. Call 330-725-3926, Ext. 229, to register by Friday, March 15.

Tuesday, March 19

Let’s Laugh Day https://bit.ly/2nf3tPi

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. AARP Tax Preparation; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Call Medina County Office for Older Adults, 330-723-9514, for appointment.

10 a.m. to noon. Knitting and Crocheting Circle; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Beginners welcome. Making Warm Up Medina County donations.

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Beginning Beekeeping; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Fee $85 single, $100 family, includes book, more. Register at https://medinabeekeepers.com/ or call 330-723-6265.

Wednesday, March 20

Extraterrestrial Abductions Day https://bit.ly/1gfSP0W and International Earth Day https://bit.ly/2SUenq3  and World Storytelling Day https://bit.ly/2mBi2KX Of course, they would be on the same day!

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

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. AARP Tax Preparation; Community Rooms A and B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Call Medina County Office for Older Adults, 330-723-9514, for appointment.

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

2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Giant Memory; Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Plant a round of Memory in giant form. Snack provided. Grades 6 to 12. Free, no registration.

3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Claggett Middle School, 420 E. Union Street, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Medina Juried Teen Art Competition Reception; B. Smith Gallery, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina.

6:30 pm. to 7:30 p.m. Cell Phone Safety; Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Lecture-style class about scams, spoofs, cookies, caches, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth safety. Register at https://bit.ly/2tmnZhO

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. History Series: WWI Beyond the Armistice; Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Presenter: Betsy Anderson. Register at https://bit.ly/2Ibyi2D

Thursday, March 21

Common Courtesy Day https://bit.ly/2DcgDEf and Absolutely Incredible Kids Day https://bit.ly/2TPks6W 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. AARP Tax Preparation; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Call Medina County Office for Older Adults, 330-723-9514, for appointment.

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

2 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Root Candles, 640 Liberty Street, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hip-Hop Dance; Community Room A and B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Bring your squad and learn street dancing moves with Caliber Dance Company. Grades 6 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2N0J6iQ

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Black River Spaghetti Dinner and Fine Arts Night; Black River Education Center, 257 County Road 40, Sullivan. Dinner with school musicians performing, 5 to 7 p.m.; talent show, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Student artwork on display. Admission is $1 at the door, with additional donations gratefully accepted.

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Medina County Government Academy: Public Meetings and Board Procedures; University of Akron, Medina County University Center, 6300 Technology Lane, Medina. Learn rules, etiquette and points to consider when attending or participating in a public meeting. Dinner, 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; class, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Workshop is $50. Register at https://bit.ly/2TkDsgZ

6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. PJ Storytime; Story Time Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Wear pajamas, bring a snuggly, drop in for stories, rhymes, songs.

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Garden Chats with OSU Master Gardeners; Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Information about cleaning up the garden, preparing soil, choosing plants, more. Register at https://bit.ly/2GoaoiQ

Friday, March 22

National Goof Off Day https://bit.ly/Q0V3Xq

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. AARP Tax Preparation; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Call Medina County Office for Older Adults, 330-723-9514, for appointment.

Noon to 5 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Medina VFW Post 5137 Fish Fry; 3916 Pearl Road, Medina. Perch, walleye, cod, shrimp, chicken strips, homemade pierogies.

5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bluegrass Jam and Dinner; 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.

10:00 p.m. ORMACO Whirlwind Red-Eye New York Trip. Bus leaves from Buehler’s, 175 Great Oaks Trail, Wadsworth. Arrive in NYC next morning. Participate in Big Apple tour or do own thing. Bus leaves Times Square at 10 p.m., returns to Wadsworth 7 a.m., March 24. Tickets $165. www.ormaco.org , 330-722-2541

Saturday, March 23

Near Miss Day https://bit.ly/2AO8kfo and OK Day https://bit.ly/2CouyEX

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. AARP Tax Preparation; Community Rooms A and B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Call Medina County Office for Older Adults, 330-723-9514, for appointment.

9 a.m. to noon. Fulton Farm Maple Valley Farm Maple Syrup Tour and Pancake Breakfast; Buffalo Creek Retreat, 8708 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville. Wagon tour, pancake breakfast, warm refreshments. See syrup making from beginning to end. Dress for weather, boots recommended. $6 Register by March 12 at https://bit.ly/2HG718e An e-mail confirmation will be sent by March 18, scheduled on first-come, first-served basis.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Human Library; Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. “Check out” a human and, for 20 minutes, listen to their story. Includes police chief, lupus sufferer, transgender male, child abuse survivor, recovering addict, liver donor, Gulf War veteran, female Muslim. First come, first served.

11 a.m. to noon. Recycled T-shirt Tote Bag; Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Create no-sew tote bag from T-shirt, bring own shirt. Ages 14 and up. https://bit.ly/2BxVgeq

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Knitting and Crocheting Circle; Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Beginners welcome. Making Warm Up Medina County donations.

Noon to 12:30 p.m. Hand-Lettering Class; Recovery Center of Medina County, 538 W. Liberty Street, Medina. Learn hand lettering from a professional. Supplies provided. Limited to 8 participants. Free. Reservations at 330-952-2611.

Noon to 5 p.m. Seeking Shamrocks; Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Follow the shamrocks through the nature center, go on a scavenger hunt, make a craft, learn about green things to look for outside. Free.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Card Making; Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Create 10 cards. $10, bring adhesive. Adults. Register at https://bit.ly/2E69jd4

7 p.m. Brass Band of the Western Reserve: Get on Board! Medina Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina. Tickets at the door. Adults, $12; senior citizens, $10; students, $6.

Sunday, March 24

National Chocolate-Covered Raisin Day https://bit.ly/NItq37

Noon to 5 p.m. Seeking Shamrocks; Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Follow the shamrocks through the nature center, go on a scavenger hunt, make a craft, learn about green things to look for outside. Free.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Save Ohio Strays Meet and Greet; Petco, 1052 Williams Reserve Boulevard, Wadsworth.