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Friday, January 31

Backward Day https://bit.ly/2PdxBHz  and Inspire Your Heart With Art Day https://bit.ly/38yl5tM Combining these two could lead to all kinds of fun.

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/country bands welcome, arrive early to be scheduled.

Saturday, February 1

No Politics Day https://bit.ly/38ZdtB2 and International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day https://bit.ly/2PHZQhX  A great combination! Best way to start the day, ice cream and no politics.

A Healthy Dose of Nature: Hiking Series, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m, Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Road, Medina. Monthly vigorous 3- to 5-mile hike with naturalist. Dress for weather, wear appropriate shoes, bring water bottle. Ages 10 to adult. Free.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hinckley Fire Department, 1616 Ridge Road, Hinckley. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Self-Care Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Enjoy crafts, snacks, activities, visit with therapy dog. Grades 4 to 12.

Pinterest Projects: Owl Dream Catcher, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Make an owl dream catcher. Materials provided. Ages 13 and up. Register by January 30 at https://bit.ly/2QHNeYC 

Chocolate Crawl for a Cause, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Public Square, Medina. Benefits Faith in Action. Pick up punch card and box at Cool Beans, 103 W. Liberty Street, Medina, and visit list of square businesses to get chocolates. Tickets are required and are available online at https://bit.ly/2RHVzfp

Sunday, February 2

National Tater Tot Day and Groundhog Day https://bit.ly/35F7Khw Wonder if tater tots would tempt a groundhog out of his burrow.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center, 3637 Center Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

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

Monday, February 3

Feed the Birds Day https://bit.ly/35HWPDH

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

Monday Movie Matinee: “The Peanut Butter Falcon” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. A man with Down syndrome runs away from a nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler. He becomes friends with an outlaw who becomes his coach and ally. Adults. Reservations by calling Soprema Senior Center, 330-335-1513.

Maker Mondays, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Story Time Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Challenge building skills, be creative with Maker Space stations and activities. Grades 3 and up.

Roblox Speed Run Competition, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina. Race to see who will be first to the final level. Grades 6 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2Tf0Iwu

Tuesday, February 4

Get the stuffed mushrooms ready for your mail carrier! It is Stuffed Mushroom Day https://bit.ly/2Sdvg1m  and Thank a Mailman Day https://bit.ly/34HkIKk

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

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.

ZenTeen: Make a Mobile, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Use old paint chip cards to make a mobile. Register at https://bit.ly/2NArfkz

Sit, Stay, Read, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolf Road, Medina. Practice reading with a furry friend. Grades 1 to 4.

Gearheads: Robotics Challenge, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Medina 1907 Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Four-week workshop where teens learn to problem solve while creating robots to complete challenging tasks. Grades 6 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/381fj2Y

Medieval Defense, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Build castle, then defend it by engineering catapults and cannons. Grades 4 to 8. Register at https://bit.ly/2NjJXN2 WAITING LIST

Valentine Party, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Enjoy Valentine’s stories, play games, make a buddy, more. Register at https://bit.ly/35NK1La

Wednesday, February 5

National Shower With a Friend Day

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

Natural Discoveries Program Hiking Series, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Hidden Hollow Camp-Day Use, 8672 Richman Road, Lodi. Award-based hiking series. Ages 7 and up. Free. No registration. Go to https://bit.ly/36y9rNW for more details.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Snuggle Up and Read, 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Help match snuggly pajamas with great books for area children. Grades 6 to 12.

Harry Potter Club: Care of Magical Creatures, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street Wadsworth. Akron Zoo shares information about the care of owls, snakes, spiders, more. Register at https://bit.ly/2uE0XqF

Empower Parent Workshop: The Anxious Child, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Education Room, Summa Health Medical Building, 3780 Medina Road, Medina (enter in the Emergency Room doors). Tips on understanding how anxiety affects behavior and ways to cope. To register, contact Jennifer Gannon at jgannon@medinaesc.org or at 330-723-6393, Ext. 125.

Exploring Windows 10, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Beginner’s hands-on class. Register at https://bit.ly/2RnMhUD

Third Annual Four Chaplains Remembrance Service, 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington Street, Medina. Sponsored by the Medina American Legion Post 202. Honoring four Army chaplains who gave their lives for others in WWII. Presentation by Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell, solo performances by Marian Vogel and Tom Bonezzi. Free, public invited.

Thursday, February 6

National Chopsticks Day https://bit.ly/2SgOm6D

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

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

26th Auditor Kovack’s Annual Great Medina County Chili Cook Off, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina Eagles, 696 Lafayette Road, Medina. Benefits local charities. Sample chilis, desserts, silent auctions, entertainment, cash bar. Tickets: adults, $20; students, $5. Winner’s favorite charity gets $1,000. Tickets at the door.

Heart to Heart: Making Better Diet Decisions, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Recipes, samples, heart health information. Register at https://bit.ly/384jMC1

Meet Marie LaVeau, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Sherri Tolliver of Women in History Ohio portrays voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Adults only. Register at https://bit.ly/2QL74lG

Friday, February 7

Wave all of Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day https://bit.ly/34Kv24a

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Medina Hospital, 1000 E. Washington Street, Medina.  https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

First Friday Downtown Date Night and Candyland Scavenger Hunt, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., downtown Wadsworth. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/2tEYwnm

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/country bands welcome, arrive early to be scheduled.

Wine and Canvas, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, 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/30c3Z1g

Saturday, February 8

Kite Flying Day https://bit.ly/2EFf15i

Books and Barks, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Story Hour Activity Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Storytime with Griffin, the therapy dog.

Tales and Tails, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Children read with therapy dogs.

Bored Games, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Beat cabin fever at the nature center by playing board and card games. Materials provided. Register at https://bit.ly/35KCwog

Puppet Show: Animal Olympics 2020, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Fictitious Animal Olympics features Timmy Turtle on his comic journey to discover his adaptations and best contest. Craft follows. Children must be accompanied by adult. Interest level is 4 to 10. Free. No registration.

Excel Basics, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Medina Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Introduction to Microsoft Excel. Register at https://bit.ly/3a6qqJw

Sunday, February 9

National Pizza Day https://bit.ly/36TetVl and Toothache Day https://bit.ly/2ECcc4M Enjoy a pizza while reviewing the best dental care habits and avoid a toothache!

Bored Games, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Beat cabin fever at the nature center by playing board and card games. Materials provided. Register at https://bit.ly/35KCwog

Digital Photography Basics, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Participants should have taken previous Basics class or have moderate experience with digital cameras. Learn about exposure, composition, shutter speed, more. Bring digital camera with manual. Cost $25 per person. Register at https://bit.ly/309K8zN

Travel Back 200, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Lodge at Allardale, 141 Remsen Road, Medina. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Granger township. Interactive games, activities, crafts, more.