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Saturday, July 13

Embrace Your Geekness Day https://bit.ly/2Jt8xeC

Medina County Antique Power Show, 8 a.m., Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W. Smith Road, Medina. Use Smith Road entrance. Pancake and sausage breakfast, 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. Adults, $6; children younger than 5, $2. Demonstrations, flea market, bake sale, coloring contest, cardboard tractor races, bounce house, more. Weather permitting.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Pollinator Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., A.I. Root Candles, 623 W. Liberty Street, Medina. View gardens, learn about pollinators and how to help them, get face painting. Honey, jams, jellies, balms, lotions, and more for sale. Look for the dancing bee.

Mandala Play Shop for Adults, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road. Mandalas and relaxation exercise, more. Register at https://bit.ly/2EJo6u5

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

Bee Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina.

Opening of the hive, honey tasting, candle rolling, bee balloons, bee crafts, beekeeping information, more.

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/

Fireflies, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Find out why fireflies glow, crafts, more.

Free Recovery Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Cornerstone Chapel, 3939 Granger Road, Medina. Hosted by Hope Recovery Community.

Starry, Starry Nights with Medina County Park District and Cuyahoga Astronomical Association and Pop-Up Library, 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. Cancelled only if severe thunderstorm.

Sunday, July 14

Shark Awareness Day https://bit.ly/2t0RV2J

Fill the Truck, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cornerstone Chapel, 3939 Granger Road, Medina. Accepting nonperishable items for Webster Springs, West Virginia.

Fireflies, Noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Find out why fireflies glow, crafts, more.

Hunting for Grasshoppers, 2 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Find and learn all about grasshoppers. All ages.

ORMACO Kevin Walters: Sound the (French) Horn! 2 p.m., Wadsworth 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, July 15

Be a Dork Day https://bit.ly/2JvFB5F and Cow Appreciation Day https://bit.ly/2JAglXH

Healthy Water, Healthy Kids, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Durling Park, 224 E. Boyer Street, Wadsworth. Grades 2 to 5. Learn about clean water with Medina County Soil and Water Conservation District. Register for 9 a.m. at https://bit.ly/2F4b9uV  and for 1 p.m. at https://bit.ly/2WwiwBw

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick. 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

Celebrate NASA's 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's Moon Landing: Webcast, Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library,132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Guided recreation of Apollo 11’s journey to see how the mission was executed. Live webcast event.

Medina Spirits of the Past Walk Auditions, 7 p.m., Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway Street, Medina. For more information, call 330-723-3226.

Tuesday, July 16

World Snake Day https://bit.ly/2t0JUdW

Young Naturalist Camp 7, 10 a.m. to 11;30 a.m., and Camp 8, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., July 16 to 18, multiple park locations. Ages 7 to 12. Learn about burrowers, builders, search life in streams. Fee: $10. Register for Camp 7 at https://bit.ly/2ERZ9fY , register for Camp 8 at https://bit.ly/2wEz9QP

Baby Prom, 11 a.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Birth to 3 years. Dress up children, take photos. Register at https://bit.ly/2I8vKiK

Hip Hop Workshop, 3 p.m., Community Room A and B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Grades 3 to 5. Three-day workshop teaches breaking, popping, more. Wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes.

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

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

Shoot for the Moon, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Ages 5 to 12. Go to the moon through stories, crafts and games. Bring two empty 2-liter bottles or a cereal box to make rocket pack. Register at https://bit.ly/2KhOIps

Wednesday, July 17

Yellow Pig Day (a celebration of the number 17) https://bit.ly/2sD82pH

Shoot for the Moon, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Meeting Room A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Ages 5 to 12. Go to the moon through stories, crafts and games. Bring two empty 2-liter bottles or a cereal box to make rocket pack. Register at https://bit.ly/31sErx4

Beat the Heat Movie, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina.

All ages with adult. Popcorn and movie. Call 330-278-4271 for titles. Register at https://bit.ly/2I1lQz5

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

Hip Hop Workshop, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Community Room A and B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn breaking, locking, popping, street jazz, funk. Wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes.

Starry, Starry Night: FUSE, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Ages 12 to 18. Look at constellations, create one. Register at https://bit.ly/2W8U6m2History Series: Lodi’s Development, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library. Stories of Lodi’s development and its progressive roots. Register at https://bit.ly/2IyqLrG

Music at The Lodge: Box of Squirrels, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lodge at Allardale, 141 Remsen Road, Medina. Acoustic instruments and harmony vocals. Popular cover songs. Free.

Thursday, July 18

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.

Nature Play, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Ages 2 to 5. Nature-based sensory and STEM activities. Outside, rain date will be Thursday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. Register at https://bit.ly/2I8x59g

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Summa Health Center at Wadsworth-Rittman, 195 Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Paws for Reading, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Practice reading skills by reading to furry friend. Grades 1 to 4. Register at https://bit.ly/2XKefM4

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Montville Township Police Department, 6665 Wadsworth Road, Medina.  https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Scene 75 Entertainment Center, 3688 Center Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Shake and Make Ice Cream, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Ages 5 and up. Chill out with summer stories and ice cream sundae. Register at https://bit.ly/2QwhvIk FULL

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Legal Resource Center, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Domestic Relations Court volunteers help those not represented by a lawyer in family court. First come, first served.

Smart Snacking/Fitness Tracking Devices, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Adults. Register at https://bit.ly/31v1wis

Shipwrecked!, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Explore infamous disasters, rescues, tragedies with Lake Erie Wrecks. Register at https://bit.ly/2Qxy4Dx

Cars, Explorastory, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Ages 2 to 6. Stories, rhymes, games. Register at https://bit.ly/2Mqwrce

Friday, July 19

Stick Out Your Tongue Day https://bit.ly/2teeKBb

Medina County Walk: Coffee and Conversations for a Cause, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 5185 Gateway Drive, Medina. Learn about Walk to End Alzheimer’s, tips to create successful fundraiser, more. Food and beverages provided.

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

Didgeridoo Down Under, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3694 Center Road, Brunswick. Hear Australian instrument and intergalactic storytelling.

Old Fashioned Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Soprema Senior Center, 617 School Drive, Wadsworth. Memorabilia displays, live music, classic car cruise-in, cupcake baking contest.

Celebrate the Moon Landing, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Moon crafts, sensory table, astronaut reads a story.

Fireflies, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Find out why fireflies glow, crafts, more.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wadsworth United Methodist Church, 195 Broad Street, Wadsworth. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Friday Family Fun Nights, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., front lawn of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 317 E. Liberty Street, Medina. Bottled water, pie, ice cream. Donations accepted.

Medina Community Band Summer Concert Series, 8:30 p.m., Public Square, Medina. Bring lawn chairs and picnics, snacks are available. Ice cream sold by varying non-profits. Cancelled if raining, check website. Free, donations gratefully accepted. https://www.medinacommunityband.org/

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 or 216-210-7449.

Saturday, July 20

National Lollipop Day https://bit.ly/2M8aeQp Seems like this should have been yesterday!  and Space Exploration Day https://bit.ly/2un5LfC

Lodi Sweet Corn Festival, 8:15 a.m., 5k and Fun Run, Lodi Family Center, 301 Mill Street, Lodi. Festival starts at 7 p.m.

Champion Creek Cleanup, 8 a.m. to noon, former Hawkins Market, 233 Lafayette Road, Medina. Snacks, collection materials, supplies provided. Must complete release form. Dress for weather, wear long sleeves, pants, boots. First aid station available. Go to https://bit.ly/2X5oppg for more information.

Healthy Strides, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Killbuck Lakes, 7996 White Road, Burbank. Physician talk and 1- to 3-mile walk. Ages 10 and up. Free. No registration.

Ride Against Hunger 2019, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cups Café, 126 N. Court Street, Medina. Charity ride to collect canned food and funds for Cups Café. Prizes. Rain date, July 27. Cost is can of soup, plus solo rider, $20; rider and passenger, $30. For details and registration, go to https://bit.ly/2NfnuPR

2nd Annual Writers Conference, 9 a.m., to 4:30 p.m., Community Room A and B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Workshops on taking writing from hobby to career, publishing and marketing, book giveaway, ghost writing, more. Register at https://bit.ly/2VSA3U5American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center, 3637 Center Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Family Escape Room: Apollo, to the Moon, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon, noon to 1 p.m., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Meeting Room A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo II moon landing. Participants work as astronomers preparing for museum opening, everything is mixed up, out of order. Must get all in order in 45 minutes, when doors are to open. Pick of six available times to register at https://bit.ly/31ysLsL

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brunswick Reformed Church, 3535 Grafton Road, Brunswick.  https://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/northeast

Fireflies, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center 1473 Parschen Boulevard Brunswick. Find out why fireflies glow, crafts, more.

Purpose Palooza Service Festival, noon to 8 p.m., Medina Cluster of Lutheran Churches, Buckeye High School, 3084 Columbia Road, Medina. Service agencies, food banks, nonprofits, more will provide information. Bands Lost and Found, Rachel Kurtz, and AGAPE with Joe Davis will perform. Tickets are $15 by July 6, children younger than 8 will be admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2RrVavK

Teen Tech Treks, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Bring smartphone. Learn to research protecting nature. Register at https://bit.ly/2wqm9ht

Pay-to-Play Fundraiser, 4 p.m., Eagles Aerie 2224, 696 Lafayette Road, Medina. Hosted by Mantrell Price Foundation. Reverse raffle, dinner. Money goes to Medina School students based on recommendations by athletic directors, district officials. For more information, call 330-203-0938.

Sunday, July 21

Junk Food Day https://bit.ly/2tGfn7y

Fireflies, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Find out why fireflies glow, crafts, more.

Jake Von Der Vellen Foundation Fundraiser, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Road, Medina. Basket raffle and food to raise money for scholarships in honor of memory of Jake Von Der Vellen. No admission charge.

Natural Discoveries Program: Perfect Pollinators, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Greenleaf Park 1674 S. Medina Line Road Sharon Center. Learn pollinator species, relationships with plants. Award-based hiking series. Ages 7 and up. No registration. Free. Go to https://bit.ly/2AZ1DaZ for more details.

Sanyuka Children’s Choir Concert, 6 pm. to 7:30 p.m., Harvest Presbyterian Church, 1095 E. Reagan Parkway, Medina. Authentic African children’s 16-member choir. Families invited. Free, donations gratefully accepted.