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Saturday, December 7

National Cotton Candy Day https://bit.ly/2BdJIP2 and Letter Writing Day https://bit.ly/2MEjGZO Write a letter, then reward yourself with cotton candy!

A Healthy Dose of Nature: Hiking Series, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Lake Medina, 3749 Medina Road, Medina. Monthly vigorous 3- to 5-mile hike with naturalist. Dress for weather, wear appropriate shoes, bring water bottle. Ages 10 to adult.

Car Seat Safety Class and Head Start Open Enrollment, 11 a.m., Hope Recovery Community, 200 Highland Drive, Medina.

Paper Snowflakes, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Come any time during program hours, make one or more snowflakes using templates. Free.

Pet Meet and Greet with the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., PetSmart, Grande Boulevard, Medina. For more information, call 330-723-7722 or go to https://bit.ly/2qkYksd

Winter Wonderland, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Visit from Santa and reindeer, horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts, stories, bonfire, treats, more. Sponsored by Lodi Library, Lodi Village, Lodi-Harrisville Historical Society, and Lodi Railroad Museum.

Holiday Recovery Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Cornerstone Chapel, 3939 Granger Road, Medina. Free photos with Santa, bring camera; dinner, activities for children. All are invited.

Christmas in the Valley, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mill Stream Park, 1250 Maple Street, Valley City. Tree lighting at 5:30 p.m., holiday sing-along at 6 p.m. at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 6656 Center Road, Valley City.

Holiday Lights Drive Thru, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W. Smith Road, Medina. $8 per car, $20 per 15-passenger van, $50 per bus, cash or check only. Enter at Fair Road off Smith Road.

Lewis Christmas Wonderland, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., 3820 Granger Road, Medina. Park at 3820 or 3733 Granger Road. Indoor and outdoor Christmas display. Bring donation for Toys for Tots and/or food for veterans.

A Christmas Story, the Musical, 7:30 p.m., Haddad Theater, Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway Street, Medina. Tickets are adults, $15, and senior citizens and students, $12. Tickets on sale at Buehler’s starting November 25, at the door one hour before show. Tickets available online at https://bit.ly/2K1d2LF

Sunday, December 8

Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day https://bit.ly/2lz2cmh

Christmas in the Valley 5k and 1-mile Fun Run/Dog Walk, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mill Stream Park, 1250 Maple Street, Valley City. Early deadlines for race entry. For prices and registration, go to https://bit.ly/337uxS4  At 11 a.m.: chili cook off, cookie decorating, market, activities, more. Parade at 12:30 p.m. with Santa.

Holiday Hoopla, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cloverleaf Recreation Center Conference Rooms, 8525 Friendsville Road, Lodi. Benefits Medina County Animal Shelter. Gift baskets, wreaths, ornaments, cookies, various vendors.

Photos With Santa, noon to 4 p.m., Kitten Krazy, 930 Lafayette Road, Medina. Photos can include pets, family, or just one person. Photos are 4 inches by 6 inches and cost $10. Proceeds benefit Kitten Krazy. Holiday décor items available for purchase.

Medina County Home Tour, noon to 6 p.m., starts at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 317 E. Liberty Street, Medina. Shuttle provided from noon to 4 p.m. Benefits the Medina County Historical Society. Tickets are $20 before the tour, $25 the day of the tour.

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

Home for the Holidays, 2 p.m., Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Sponsored by ORMACO. Concert with singer Emily Aleta Dorland and keyboardist Duane Carlson. Free.

A Christmas Story, the Musical, 2 p.m., Haddad Theater, Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway Street, Medina. Tickets are adults, $15, and senior citizens and students, $12. Tickets on sale at Buehler’s starting November 25, at the door one hour before show. Tickets available online at https://bit.ly/2K1d2LF

Holiday Lights Drive Thru, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W. Smith Road, Medina. $8 per car, $20 per 15-passenger van, $50 per bus, cash or check only. Enter at Fair Road off Smith Road.

Monday, December 9

Weary Willie Day https://bit.ly/32G89yV

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina Fire Station 1, 300 W. Reagan Parkway, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Art in the Afternoon: Paper Lanterns, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth.

Celebrate With Little Blue Truck, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Holiday activities, Buckeye High School choir performs, Santa visits. Register at https://bit.ly/35ZDONS

Card Making, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Create 10 cards. $10, bring adhesive. Adults. Register at https://bit.ly/2N7ETuk

Lewis Christmas Wonderland, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 3820 Granger Road, Medina. Park at 3820 or 3733 Granger Road. Indoor and outdoor Christmas display. Bring donation for Toys for Tots and/or food for veterans.

Tuesday, December 10

National Dewey Decimal System Day https://bit.ly/2T54N3M

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.

Handmade Gifts for the Holidays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Variety of make-and-take projects. Supplies provided. Free, but accepting donations of nonperishable food, paper products or toiletry items for St. Paul Lutheran Church Food Pantry. Register at https://bit.ly/2oOsLGk

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

An Evening With Santa, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit. Crafts, snacks. Bring wish list. Register at https://bit.ly/2JhmTfK

Alphabet Adventure: H is for Hot Chocolate, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Explore the letter H with marshmallows, hot chocolate modeling dough, games. Ages 2 to 6. Register at https://bit.ly/2W9yzXq

Merry Grinch-mas, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Enjoy story, games, crafts. Register at https://bit.ly/33WDJsa

Lewis Christmas Wonderland, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 3820 Granger Road, Medina. Park at 3820 or 3733 Granger Road. Indoor and outdoor Christmas display. Bring donation for Toys for Tots and/or food for veterans.

Wednesday, December 11

National Noodle Ring Day https://bit.ly/2hsBTcV

Hot Cocoa Spoons, 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Make spoon to go with cup of cocoa. Grades 6 to 12.

Lewis Christmas Wonderland, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 3820 Granger Road, Medina. Park at 3820 or 3733 Granger Road. Indoor and outdoor Christmas display. Bring donation for Toys for Tots and/or food for veterans.

Thursday, December 12

National Ding-a-Ling Day https://bit.ly/1ArVI4I

Can You Escape? Elf in a Box, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Ella the Elf tried to play a prank and lock decorations into a box and accidentally locked herself in instead. Clues around the room will free Ella so she can report to Santa on time. Come help rescue her! Register at https://bit.ly/2W9818y

Tween Scene: A Heap ‘o Holiday Cheer, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Choose a holiday name for fun, make holiday crafts. Register at https://bit.ly/2PcDQvJ

Deck the Halls Flower Arranging, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Seville Flower and Gift, 4 E. Main Street, Seville. Sponsored by the Seville Library. Make flower arrangement for holidays. Bring sharp scissors. Supply fee: $30. Register for 6 p.m. at https://bit.ly/2p9Ftj3  and for 7 p.m. at https://bit.ly/2pbp2Tx

Frosty Fest, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Winter fun and cookie decorating.

Lewis Christmas Wonderland, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 3820 Granger Road, Medina. Park at 3820 or 3733 Granger Road. Indoor and outdoor Christmas display. Bring donation for Toys for Tots and/or food for veterans.

Friday, December 13

Official Lost and Found Day https://bit.ly/2z0N4U7

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

Free Sensory-Friendly Haircuts, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Catalyst Farms, 1021 Ridgewood Road, Wadsworth. Free haircuts by stylists with therapists on hand to give haircuts to children on the autism spectrum or with sensory difficulties. Half-hour appointments. Register by calling 234-206-0815 or e-mailing info@catalystfarm.com. Registered children receive a story created by a therapist to help prepare for haircut day.

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.

Mini-Con Otaku, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Community Rooms A and B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Cosplay contest, gaming, Artist’s Alley, more. Permission slip required for this after-hours event. Register at https://bit.ly/34zpQkc

Holiday Lights Drive Thru, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W. Smith Road, Medina. $8 per car, $20 per 15-passenger van, $50 per bus, cash or check only. Enter at Fair Road off Smith Road.

Lewis Christmas Wonderland, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., 3820 Granger Road, Medina. Park at 3820 or 3733 Granger Road. Indoor and outdoor Christmas display. Bring donation for Toys for Tots and/or food for veterans.

A Christmas Story: The Musical, 7:30 p.m., Haddad Theater, Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway Street, Medina. Tickets are adults, $15, and senior citizens and students, $12. Tickets on sale at Buehler’s starting November 25, at the door one hour before show. Tickets available online at https://bit.ly/2K1d2LF

Saturday, December 14

Roast Chestnuts Day https://bit.ly/2gYvtFo

K-9 Kapers, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Lester Rail Trail-Lester Road, 3654 Lester Road, Medina. Socialize dogs while hiking. Dogs must be on 8-foot non-retractable leash and be accompanied by an adult. Bring towel for muddy feet and water bowl for dog. All ages. Free. No registration.

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

Holiday Tree Ornaments, 11 a.m. to noon, Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Make ornaments while enjoying cocoa and cookies. Grades 3 to 6. Register at https://bit.ly/2N5sPcR

Pet Pictures With Santa, noon to 4 p.m., Pet Supplies Plus, 1150 North Court Street, Medina. Benefits the Pitbull Protectors. No appointments, first come, first served. Digital copies available with donation to Pitbull Protectors.

A Jedi Holiday, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Intergalactic activities, games, crafts. Free.

Holiday Lights Drive Thru, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W. Smith Road, Medina. $8 per car, $20 per 15-passenger van, $50 per bus, cash or check only. Enter at Fair Road off Smith Road.

Lewis Christmas Wonderland, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., 3820 Granger Road, Medina. Park at 3820 or 3733 Granger Road. Indoor and outdoor Christmas display. Bring donation for Toys for Tots and/or food for veterans.

A Christmas Story: The Musical, 7:30 p.m., Haddad Theater, Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway Street, Medina. Tickets are adults, $15, and senior citizens and students, $12. Tickets on sale at Buehler’s starting November 25, at the door one hour before show. Tickets available online at https://bit.ly/2K1d2LF

Sunday, December 15

National Cat Herder’s Day https://bit.ly/2Ra4y6I and National Wear Your Pearls Day https://bit.ly/2AFumzT  Although, we really do not think the cats would care if you wear your pearls.

A Jedi Holiday, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Intergalactic activities, games, crafts. Free.

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

A Christmas Story: The Musical, 2 p.m., Haddad Theater, Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway Street, Medina. Tickets are adults, $15, and senior citizens and students, $12. Tickets on sale at Buehler’s starting November 25, at the door one hour before show. Tickets available online at https://bit.ly/2K1d2LF

Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Winter Weeds 101, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk among the weeds and identify them. Award-based hiking series. Ages 7 and up. Free. No registration. Go to https://bit.ly/2Nieawc for more details.

Holiday Lights Drive Thru, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W. Smith Road, Medina. $8 per car, $20 per 15-passenger van, $50 per bus, cash or check only. Enter at Fair Road off Smith Road.