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Seedling Sales, through April 2, sponsored by the Medina County Soil and Water Conservation District, 6090 Wedgewood Road, Medina. Sold in packets of 10 tree seedlings, $12. For ordering form and more information, go to: https://bit.ly/39wfQNP or call 330-722-9322.


Monday, February 15

Singles Awareness Day https://bit.ly/39BkWbH This one has us scratching our heads. If you are single, are you not already aware of that?

Every Bird Counts: Great Backyard Bird Count, 6 a.m. to dark, Red Trail, River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth. Through February 15. Self-guided walk, follow signs to learn why every bird counts and how to participate in the bird count. All ages.

Sweetheart Hike, 6 a.m. to park close, through February 28, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Enjoy a self-guided romantic stroll around Brunswick Lake with Valentine facts and trivia along the way.

Let’s Explore: The Science of Hot Chocolate, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., virtual. Hosted by Wadsworth Public Library. Experiment with hot chocolate, learn how to make hot chocolate cloud dough, a marshmallow catapult. Materials pickup available at library with registration at https://bit.ly/3cuxrYq  View program at https://bit.ly/3nWWoPC

 

Tuesday, February 16

Do a Grouch a Favor Day https://bit.ly/3pAeMOI

Sweetheart Hike, 6 a.m. to park close, through February 28, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Enjoy a self-guided romantic stroll around Brunswick Lake with Valentine facts and trivia along the way.

Monthly Makers: Love Bugs! Walk, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, through February 27, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view love bugs created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. Call 330-722-9364, for more information.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., The Chapel Wadsworth Campus, 1391 State Road, Wadsworth. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Pet Show and Tell, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., virtual. Hosted by Medina Library. Show off pets and share their antics. No pets? Share a stuffed animal or toy. For children in grades Kindergarten through 5th. Event link sent upon registration. Register at: https://bit.ly/2MIaPsJ

 

Wednesday, February 17

Random Act of Kindness Day https://bit.ly/3td7oe5 One of our favorite days!

Sweetheart Hike, 6 a.m. to park close, through February 28, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Enjoy a self-guided romantic stroll around Brunswick Lake with Valentine facts and trivia along the way.

Monthly Makers: Love Bugs! Walk, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, through February 27, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view love bugs created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. Call 330-722-9364, for more information.

 

Thursday, February 18

National Battery Day https://bit.ly/3cubmt8

Sweetheart Hike, 6 a.m. to park close, through February 28, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Enjoy a self-guided romantic stroll around Brunswick Lake with Valentine facts and trivia along the way.

Monthly Makers: Love Bugs! Walk, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, through February 27, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view love bugs created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. Call 330-722-9364, for more information.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Street, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Tween Scene: Melted Crayon T-Shirt, 4 p.m. to 4:20 p.m., virtual. Hosted by Wadsworth Library. Learn how to transfer designs made with a crayon onto a T-shirt. Register at https://bit.ly/3oz5b9y

OSU Good Agricultural Practices, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., virtual. Covers water quality, produce safety, worker training and health, manure and compost handling, animals, storage, transport. Certificate of completion at end of training. Free. Register at https://producesafety.osu.edu/events

Medina County Coalition Against Human Trafficking, 6 p.m., virtual. E-mail humantrafficking@medinacountychildrenscenter.org for the link. All community members and professionals are invited.

Great Lakes Island Adventures, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., virtual. Hosted by Medina Library. Learn about geology and studies for each Great Lake from author Loreen Niewenhuis. Register at https://bit.ly/3j2s1oV

Explorastory: I Spy on the Farm, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., virtual. Sponsored by Wadsworth Library. Book “I Spy” is read, sing songs, learn rhymes. Play a farm scavenger hunt, Learn how to make a simple cow puppet and a rooster. Materials pickup available at library with registration at https://bit.ly/2NU0z12 View program at https://bit.ly/3nWWoPC

 

Friday, February 19

National Lash Day https://bit.ly/3rct2xc A day to celebrate eyelashes?!

Medina Ice Festival, enjoy the ice sculpture garden on Medina Public Square. No carving contests or demonstrations this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Masks are to be worn at all times. Leashed pets welcome. Free.

Sweetheart Hike, 6 a.m. to park close, through February 28, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Enjoy a self-guided romantic stroll around Brunswick Lake with Valentine facts and trivia along the way.

Monthly Makers: Love Bugs! Walk, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, through February 27, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view love bugs created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. Call 330-722-9364, for more information.

Fish Fry, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lafayette United Methodist Church, 6201 Lafayette Road, Medina. Drive-through event. Fried fish or shrimp, cheesy potatoes, coleslaw for $8 while supplies last.

 

Saturday, February 20

National Love Your Pet Day https://bit.ly/3coZBEh

Medina Ice Festival, enjoy the ice sculpture garden on Medina Public Square. No carving contests or demonstrations this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Masks are to be worn at all times. Leashed pets welcome. Free.

Sweetheart Hike, 6 a.m. to park close, through February 28, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Enjoy a self-guided romantic stroll around Brunswick Lake with Valentine facts and trivia along the way.

Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Love is in the Air, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Road, Medina. Through Feb 21. Valentine’s Day-themed hike is PG-13, for ages 7 to adult. Signs along the nature trail examines wildlife mating practices with one sign having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3pD5P71

Monthly Makers: Love Bugs! Walk, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, through February 27, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view love bugs created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. Call 330-722-9364, for more information.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hinckley Old Fire Station, 1410 Ridge Road, Hinckley. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

So You Want to be a Zookeeper? 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., virtual. Hosted by Medina Library. Learn what it takes to become a zookeeper and to start preparing now. Children of all ages welcome. Register for event link. Register at https://bit.ly/36thkGN

Medina County Trivia, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., virtual. Hosted by Medina Library. Join in on a trivia game about Medina County. One registration per household, event link will be sent. Register at https://bit.ly/3oyM13l

 

Sunday, February 21

Card Reading Day https://bit.ly/39Alkr1 Before you throw those holiday or Valentine’s cards away, read them one more time and enjoy the love and kindness people sent to you.

Medina Ice Festival, enjoy the ice sculpture garden on Medina Public Square. No carving contests or demonstrations this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Masks are to be worn at all times. Leashed pets welcome. Free.

Sweetheart Hike, 6 a.m. to park close, through February 28, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Enjoy a self-guided romantic stroll around Brunswick Lake with Valentine facts and trivia along the way.

Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Love is in the Air, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Road, Medina. Through Feb 21. Valentine’s Day-themed hike is PG-13, for ages 7 to adult. Signs along the nature trail examines wildlife mating practices with one sign having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3pD5P71