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Monday, May 11

National Foam Rolling Day

2020 Bike to School Challenge, Medina (second week), through May 15. All nine Medina schools will be participating to encourage kids to ride their bikes to school. Prizes will be awarded. Sponsored by Century Cycles.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Baby Car Seat Installations, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Medina County Health Department, 4800 Ledgewood Drive, Medina. By appointment only, call 330-723-9688.

Self-Portrait Collage, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Use creativity, magazines to create self-portrait. Grades 6 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2REvRIi

Indian Cooking, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sycamore Rooms North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Learn about commonly used Indian spices and how they can heal. Register at https://bit.ly/2V9ZhjA

Tuesday, May 12

International Nurses Day https://bit.ly/2JZ0Bzx  and National Limerick Day https://bit.ly/2xqEWxp

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

Camp Wired, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Learn and refresh computer skills. Ages 55 plus. Call for topics, 330-948-1885.

Tech Tuesdays: Large Format Printer, noon to 12:45 p.m., Makerspace, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Demonstration of how to use large-format printer.

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

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

Native Perennials, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Learn about native perennials, care, selection, benefits.

Road Scholar, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sycamore Rooms North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Traveling, education opportunities. Register at https://bit.ly/2K72qug

Wednesday, May 13

Frog Jumping Day https://bit.ly/2xrblE6

Candy Grab, 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Roll dice, grab candy. Grades 6 to 12.

Scrapbooking, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Create four pages. Bring adhesive. Supply fee, $8, due to presenter at event. Register at https://bit.ly/2V9YU8U

Plotting Your Story With “Save the Cat,” 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn how to plot story, build character arcs, eliminate plot holes with Disney artist David Schwartz. Register at https://bit.ly/2VsiADL

Wadsworth Area Historical Society: The History of Automobile Dealerships in Wadsworth, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth.

Thursday, May 14

Dance Like a Chicken Day https://bit.ly/2Vt1yVR

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

Breastfeeding Basics Class, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Medina County Health Department, 4800 Ledgewood Drive, Medina. Free. For more information, call 330-723-9688, Option 4.

Tween Scene: Amazing Miniatures, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Use food to create tiny edibles and clay to make fun-sized items. Register at https://bit.ly/2XCQRDc

Preschool Dance Party, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Rooms North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Ages 3 and up. Register at https://bit.ly/3esr2f5

Friday, May 15

Bike to Work Day https://bit.ly/3cgoX3U and National Pizza Party Day

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Bluegrass Jam and Baked Potato Bar 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 charge. Fish dinner through April 10, $8. Bring favorite dessert to share. Bluegrass/country bands welcome, arrive early to be scheduled.

Wine and Canvas, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Community Rooms A and B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Bring wine, snacks, take your original painting home. Fee due to presenter at event, $15. Must be 21 or older to attend. Register at https://bit.ly/3adbZlU

Benefit Dinner for Emma Pfouts, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Galaxy Banquet Center, 201 Park Center Drive, Wadsworth. Includes pasta dinner, cash bar, auctions, wine pull, DJ and dancing. Tickets range from $50 to $60 at https://bit.ly/2T5bnt9

Saturday, May 16

National Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day

Plein Air Art Event, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Granger Historical Museum, 1261 Granger Road, Medina. Bring own art supplies and chair. Create art highlighting the Granger bicentennial and area barns. Artists are invited to display work at the Bicentennial Art Show. Drop off completed works of art at the Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina, June 22, noon to 4 p.m. Go to https://bit.ly/3ddGR8D for more information.

Bookin 5k, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. No registration.

ACT Practice Test, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sycamore Rooms North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Full-length practice test. Bring own graphing calculator. Test and pencil provided. Register at https://bit.ly/34AgEgs

2020 Medina Spring Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, Medina. Benefits Hope Through Sports. Admission $3 at the door.

Mouse and Keyboard 101, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Improve mastery of mouse and learn about buttons on keyboard. Adults. Register at https://bit.ly/2V6vJ6m

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

Unicorns and Rainbows, 11 a.m. to noon, Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Explorastory story time with mythical creatures and rainbows. Grades 1 to 3. Register at https://bit.ly/2VzVTh8

STEM Saturday, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Story Time Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Construct marshmallow structures. Grades 3 and up. Register at https://bit.ly/34C1C9Z

Brass Band of the Western Reserve: Slides Rule!, 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina. Featuring Brett Baker, trombone soloist. Tickets at the door, adults, $15; senior citizens, $12; and students, no charge.

Sunday, May 17

Pack Rat Day https://bit.ly/2RyZLxC and Take Your Parents to the Playground Day

ORMACO Party Bus to “My Fair Lady,” 11:30 a.m., Playhouse Square, Cleveland. Bus leaves from Buehler’s River Styx, 3616 Medina Road, Medina. Includes box lunch, wine, homemade cookies, chocolates, cheese, trivia quiz, more. Tickets are $45 for balcony only; with party bus: $75 for balcony, $105 for orchestra seating. www.ormaco.org , 330-722-2541

Save Ohio Strays Meet and Greet, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Petco, 1052 Williams Reserve Boulevard, Wadsworth. Meet pets up for adoption. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/2PbEuYS

K-9 Kapers, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Hidden Hollow Camp Day Use, 8672 Richman Road, Lodi. Socialize dogs while hiking. Dogs must be on 8-foot non-retractable leash. Bring towel for muddy feet and water bowl for dog. All ages. Free. No registration.

Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: The Ants go Marching In, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Learn about ants, how they live, fight, communicate. All ages. No registration. Free.