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Thursday, August 8

Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day https://bit.ly/1mupZbu

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

Stroller Hike With Medina Library, 10:30 a.m., Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 1674 S. Medina Line Road, Sharon Center. Hike trail as “Blueberries for Sal” is read. Craft, snack. Free, no registration.

DIY Bird Feeder, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Create a bird feeder for a backyard. Register at https://bit.ly/2WD8NJt

It’s a Code, Code World: Can You Escape? 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Ages 12 to 18. Listen to music and videos that have been tampered with. Register for 4 p.m. at https://bit.ly/30y1Yvm and for 5 p.m. at  https://bit.ly/2XbCYMe

Summer Breezes at Plum Creek, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Plum Creek Assisted Living, 891 Marks Road, Brunswick. Benefits HANDS Foundation. Appetizers, wine, beer, music, side boards, silent auction. Tickets: $20. Reservation by August 1, to 330-220-4900 or by e-mailing Chrissy@plumcreekseniorliving.com

Healthy Dips and Dressings, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3694 Center Road, Brunswick. Joy of Medina County Magazine columnist Kelly Bailey shares healthy dips and dressing. Samples provided. Register at https://bit.ly/31srT8V

Ready for Kindergarten, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Readiness skills for those entering kindergarten. Register at https://bit.ly/2JxvPy7

Friday, August 9

Book Lover’s Day https://bit.ly/UqBXeV

Picnics on the Patio, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Office for Older Adults, 246 Northland Drive, Medina. Cheeseburgers, sides from Sandridge. Entertainment by Frank and Dean. Open to the public. Senior citizens, $4; under 60, $5.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wadsworth City Hall, 120 Maple Street, Wadsworth.  https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Yarn Art, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Yarn ornaments, animals, more. Supplies provided.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Family Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Lake Trail, meet in Cleveland Clinic parking lot next to Panera, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Learn basics, strokes, balance. Fee: $25 and up. Register by contacting Christine, ccancianadventures@gmail.com, 216-210-7449.

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 bands welcome, arrive early to be scheduled.

Saturday, August 10

National S’mores Day https://bit.ly/2uDae0x

Mr. Science, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3694 Center Road, Brunswick. Grades kindergarten to 5. Be a science wiz using household items. Register at https://bit.ly/31uwJlS

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

Northern Ohio Railway Museum Streetcar Rides, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5515 Buffham Road, Seville. Admission to museum is free. Streetcar rides are $4 for adults and children 13 years old and up; $2 for children 6 to 12; and no charge for children under 5. https://www.trainweb.org/norm/

7th Annual Faceplant 500, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Reagan Park, 855 Weymouth Road, Medina. Old unpowered kid riding toys are ridden by adults down the park’s sledding hill. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and races start at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Medina County Raptor Center.

Yarn Art, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Yarn ornaments, animals, more. Supplies provided.

Bug Appreciation Day, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center,
6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Get up close and learn about a diversity of insects.

Family Movie Night, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Public Square, Medina. Sponsored by Cool Beans Café. Either “Trolls” or “Despicable Me!” No smoking or pets. Free.

Starry, Starry Nights with Medina County Park District and Cuyahoga Astronomical Association, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., Letha House Park West, 5800 Richman Road, Chatham Township. Use association telescopes to view deep-sky objects, observatory open, activities and displays in barn on cloudy nights. Questions welcomed. All ages. Free. No registration, first come, first served.

Moths and Meteors, 9 p.m. to midnight, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Learn about moths and meteors. Bring flashlight, blankets.

Sunday, August 11

Son and Daughter Day https://bit.ly/1ohFl8a

An Affair on the Square Craft Fest, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Public Square, Medina. Handmade crafts and vintage exhibits, food trucks, music.

Yarn Art, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Yarn ornaments, animals, more. Supplies provided.

ORMACO A-Minus: Positive Hip-Hop With Ameer Williamson, 2 p.m., Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Free but reservations recommended due to limited seating. For reservations, call 330-722-2541 or e-mail tsigel@ormaco.org

Monday, August 12

Middle Child Day https://bit.ly/2snCGz3

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cleveland Clinic, 3574 Center Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Woodstock Festival, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3694 Center Road, Brunswick. Watch Woodstock concert footage, celebrate 50th anniversary.

Art in the Afternoon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Make Mixed media lollipop trees.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High Street, Wadsworth. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

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

Preschool Dance Party, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Story Time Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Ages 3 and up. Dance, play back-to-school BINGO. Register at https://bit.ly/2IbMvus

Comic Drawing With Doug, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Grades 6 to 12. Study fundamentals of drawing and cartooning. Bring favorite sketchbook. Register at https://bit.ly/2WABVkL

Kerbal Space Program, 2 pm. to 4 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Learn rocket basics, test launch survival. Grades 8 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2LUM7mj

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding for Teens, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Brunswick Lake Trail, meet in Cleveland Clinic parking lot next to Panera, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Ages 13 to 17. Learn basics, strokes, balance. Fee: $25. Register by contacting Christine, ccancianadventures@gmail.com, 216-210-7449.

Tuesday, August 13

Left-Handers Day https://bit.ly/WidcDa

Volunteens: Play Dough for Preschoolers, 11 a.m. to noon, Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Make play dough for children at Buckeye Preschool.

Volunteens: End-of-the-Summer Party, noon to 2 p.m., Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Pizza for Grades 6 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/32pWPqF

Kerbal Space Program, 2 pm. to 4 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Learn rocket basics, test launch survival. Grades 8 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2LUM7mj

2019 South Town Cruise-In, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., 233 Lafayette Road, Medina. Classic tunes and classic cars, free, public invited.

Ready for Kindergarten, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Readiness skills for those entering kindergarten. Register at https://bit.ly/32AZkXw

Earth vs. Flying Saucers, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Watch films from 1950s about flying saucers. Register at https://bit.ly/2X1ONEP

Wednesday, August 14

National Creamsicle Day https://bit.ly/2tG8YsZ

Internet Scams and Prevention, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn how to deal with scammers, fake emails, more. Register at https://bit.ly/2MM7zMk

Natural Discoveries, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Lake Medina, SR. 18, Medina. Award-based hiking series. Ages 7 and up. No registration. Free. Go to https://bit.ly/2AZ1DaZ for more details

Space Lander Challenge, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Grades 3 to 5. Build a spaceship, egg drop challenge. Register at https://bit.ly/2ZkXQ0U

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

Thursday, August 15

Relaxation Day https://bit.ly/2tO50Pu

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Medina County Government Academy: Crisis Management, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., University of Akron, Medina County University Center, 6300 Technology Lane, Medina. 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

Cooking From the Garden: Cabbage Rolls, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. European cabbage roll cooking demonstration. Register at https://bit.ly/2R9AfNN

Legal Resource Center, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Domestic Relations Court volunteers help those not represented by a lawyer in family court. First come, first served. 

Healthy Lunch Makeovers and Water Exercises: Nufit, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Adults only. Learn new recipes, tips from experts. Register at https://bit.ly/2WZh12w 

Friday, August 16

National Tell a Joke Day https://bit.ly/XhpOen

Valley City Summer Street Fair, downtown Valley City. Carnival games, concerts, vendors, beer tent. https://bit.ly/2IMOeHt

Music and Movement, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Learn songs through dance, instruments, more. All ages.

Yarn Art, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Yarn ornaments, animals, more. Supplies provided.

Nature Sketch, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Grades 3 to 5. Sketch nature, hike. Register at https://bit.ly/2KetVUI

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Mark Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Street, Brunswick.  https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Beat the Heat After-Hours Movie, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Register at https://bit.ly/2YQZRlN

Saturday, August 17

National Honeybee Awareness Day https://bit.ly/2z499Tc

Valley City Summer Street Fair, downtown Valley City. Carnival games, concerts, vendors, beer tent. https://bit.ly/2IMOeHt

Healthy Strides, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Central Shelter, Buckeye Woods Park, Lafayette Road. Physician talk and 1- to 3-mile walk. Ages 10 and up. Free. No registration.

Ohio Division of Wildlife: Hunter Education Course, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Required course for all first-time hunting license buyers. Do NOT BRING FIREARMS. One-hour lunch break, no lunch provided. Ages 10 and up. Register at https://bit.ly/2ae6vIS

Sensory Storytime, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Story Time Room, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. For children with autism, sensory integration challenges, or who have difficulty sitting still or focusing. Ages 2 to 6. Register at https://bit.ly/2JzsxKR

Yarn Art, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Yarn ornaments, animals, more. Supplies provided.

Teen Tech Treks, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Plum Creek Park North, 2390 Plum Creek Parkway, Brunswick Hills. Bring smartphone. Learn to research protecting nature. Register at https://bit.ly/2XpZ7GQ

12th Annual Pig Roast, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Buffalo Creek Retreat, 8707 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville. Benefits the Free Clinic of Medina County. Tickets, adults, $40; children 4 to 12, $12; 3 and younger, free. Call 330-764-9300 for tickets or go to https://fcomc.org/12th-annual-pig-roast/.

Sunday, August 18

Bad Poetry Day https://bit.ly/2temy5W

Valley City Frog Jump Festival, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mill Stream Park, Maple Street, Valley City. Food, drinks, souvenirs, music, activities, frog jump contest. Free admission, parking.

Yarn Art, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Yarn ornaments, animals, more. Supplies provided.

Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Beetles, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Medina Marsh, 4266 Fenn Road, Medina. Award-based hiking series. Ages 7 and up. No registration. Free. Go to https://bit.ly/2AZ1DaZ  for more details.