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Thursday, October 1

National Homemade Cookies Day https://bit.ly/3k114RP  Start your mixers and ovens!

Virtual Music Therapy, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Required link will be e-mailed to registered participants by October 1. Learn about music therapy with adults. Register at https://bit.ly/3hrnCcx

Friday, October 2

National Produce Misting Day https://bit.ly/3m3mBeu  In 1979, an automatic misting system for produce was introduced, with the added bonus of unexpected showers for shoppers!

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

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

Saturday, October 3

National Techies Day https://bit.ly/2ZgRXV1  Celebrate those who are called at all hours of the day and night with: “Hellllppp! My computer is not working!! You have to fix this!”

Into the Light: Human Trafficking Mythbuster Awareness Event, 9 .am. to 11:30 a.m., Heartland Community Church – Weymouth Campus, 3400 Weymouth Road, Medina. Drive-in style, socially distanced event. Not appropriate for children. Broadcast through FM transmitter, sit in car if bad weather, bring lawn chair and sit outside if good. Speakers will share human trafficking stores based on their work with survivors.

Sunday, October 4

Taco Day https://bit.ly/3h5Cj4L  Just making clear, in addition to, not replacing, Taco Tuesday.

Monday, October 5

National Get Funky Day https://bit.ly/35bbWbz What more needs to be said?

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High Street, Wadsworth. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Virtual Sherlock Holmes Trivia Night, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Required link will be e-mailed on October 2. Have a pad of paper or whiteboard to show your answers. Register at https://bit.ly/3mjzlNT

Tuesday, October 6

National Noodle Day https://bit.ly/3ib8z81 and Mad Hatter Day https://bit.ly/3jSpsos Celebrate by covering your noodle (head) with a hat! Or enjoy a noodle dish while wearing a hat.

Wednesday, October 7

National Pumpkin Seed Day https://bit.ly/3bDuFNS  Thoroughly wash all pulp from seeds, dry, and roast in 300-degree oven for about 45 minutes, stir a few times while cooking to evenly roast.

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

Virtual Create! Hack Your Games, 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Create new games using game board and pieces from other games. View at https://bit.ly/2DXUJqH

Virtual ORMACO Samuel Salsbury: North Indian Sarangi, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Indian classical music concert and talk. A 125-year-old sarangi, a North India bowed string instrument, will be played. Link and passcode at https://bit.ly/2FjUnvu

Thursday, October 8

American Touch Tag Day https://bit.ly/35d30lN Ever notice how every game of touch tag somehow ends up being tackle tag?

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Friday, October 9

Moldy Cheese Day https://bit.ly/3jUTB6v  Ewwwwwwww.


Saturday, October 10

National I Love Yarn Day https://bit.ly/333Ubs4 Especially when it is knitted into a nice, warm sweater or blanket!

Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Seasonal Discoveries, through October 18, Killbuck Lakes, 7996 White Road, Burbank. An easy walk to enjoy nature, signs along Lake Loop nature trail will mark points of interest, with one having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/2OaZxdU

Smart Recovery Informational Meeting, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Hope Recovery Center, 200 Highland Drive, Medina. Learn about Smart Recovery in question-and-answer format. Can use to supplement current recovery program.

ORMACO Concert in the Country: Affekt! Harpischord and Violin, 2 p.m., 8187 Camp Road, Homerville. Outdoor, socially distanced concert. Bring lawnchairs, face masks required. Free, donations gratefully accepted to fund arts programs.

Sunday, October 11

National Spread Joy Day https://bit.ly/35elLVX Of course, this would happen to be one of our favorite holidays, here at Joy of Medina County Magazine headquarters!

Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Seasonal Discoveries, through October 18, Killbuck Lakes, 7996 White Road, Burbank. An easy walk to enjoy nature, signs along Lake Loop nature trail will mark points of interest, with one having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/2OaZxdU

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

Virtual ORMACO John Doscher: The Mandolin and Bluegrass Music, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., live stream. Log in at https://bit.ly/3cAp1Mx The concert is free, but donations are needed. Donations can be made by calling 330-722-2541 or at https://bit.ly/3buoBWF