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Wednesday, May 1

Batman Day https://bit.ly/2p6R2Ug

ESL Conversation Group, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Hickory Room, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Practice English with others in a relaxed setting.

Faux Stained Glass, 2:15 p.m., Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Grades 6 to 12. Free.

Improving Your Digital Photography, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Learn how to use camera settings, buttons, dials. Register at https://bit.ly/2DdbhYp

Thursday, May 2

No Pants Day https://bit.ly/2peKVN8

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.

Tween Scene: Mini Pinata, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Ages 9 to 14. Free.

Garden Chats with OSU Master Gardeners: Hostas, for the Love of a Leaf, 6:30 p.m., Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. History of hostas, how to care for them. Register at https://bit.ly/2UBxKZQ

Author Event: Three Ohio Families and the Civil War, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Local author Kathryn Popio-Hardgrove shares her family’s Civil War-era letters and story. Free.

Friday, May 3

Lumpy Rug Day https://bit.ly/2q6n7wK and World Press Freedom Day https://bit.ly/2IxbmGD

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., Medina United Methodist Church, 4747 Foote Road, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

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, May 4

Star Wars Day https://bit.ly/2IxbmGD and Herb Day https://bit.ly/2Ucm0I1

Free Comic Book Day, all day, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Grades 6 to 12. Create art using melt beads. Free comic book while supplies last.

Star Wars Day, all day, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina.  Jedi skill games, activities, dress up for prizes.

Read-a-thon: Read off Your Fines! All day, all MCDL locations. Up to 17 years old. Read or listen to someone read to you. Every 15 minutes waives one fine.

86th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks, 7:30 a.m., River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth. Walks led by experienced birders, watch spring birds return or travel through to summer breeding grounds. Free. Register at https://bit.ly/2HwOlpN

Medina County Park District: Hiking for the Health of It, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Hubbard Valley Park, 8600 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville.  Four- to five-mile hike at brisk pace. Dress for the weather, wear appropriate footwear. Ages 10 and up. Free. No registration.

Community Shred Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 4691 Windfall Road, Medina. Four boxes or bags per vehicle. Rain, shine, or snow. Free.

Weymouth Preservation Society Plant Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Old Weymouth School, 3314 Myers Road, Medina. Hanging baskets, heirloom tomatoes, herbs, vegetables, perennials. Free admission, parking. Rain or shine.

Medina County Pet-Tacular! 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pinnacle Sports, 313 Medina Road, Medina. Celebrates pets with give aways, pets for adoption, kid activities, discounted micro-chipping, vaccinations, pet painting, pet items, informational sessions and contests, 50/50 drawing, more. Free admission.

Herbs to Tea, 10:30 a.m., Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. How to plant, grow, harvest herbs. Register at https://bit.ly/2v3jTft

Knitting and Crocheting Circle, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Beginners welcome. Making Warm Up Medina County donations.

Book Lovers Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Bring dish to share. Review of new books. Register at https://bit.ly/2Xe4zZJ

Star Wars Movie Marathon, noon to 8 p.m., Recovery Center of Medina County, 538 W. Liberty Street, Medina. Star Wars-themed snacks, light sabers and costumes encouraged.

Woodland Wander: May the Forest be With You, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Letha House Park East, 5745 Richman Road, Medina. Search for woodland creatures All ages.

Steak Roast and Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., FOP Lodge, 716 W. 130th Street, Brunswick. Benefits National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Cancer Society, and Vel San Bike to Cure. Tickets, $25 per person, includes steak, sides, beer, wine, pop. For tickets contact Carl DeForest, cdeforest@brunswick.oh.us, or Brian Ohlin, bohlin@brunswick.oh.us

The Children’s Cup: A Night at the Races, 5:30 p.m., Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina. Casual attire, silent auction, hat contest. Limited number of hats available for a donation. Tickets $60, includes drink ticket. Get tickets at https://bit.ly/2UGq8p2  

Sunday, May 5

National Hoagie Day https://bit.ly/2GzhuRP

Save Ohio Strays Meet and Greet, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Petco, 1052 Williams Reserve Boulevard, Wadsworth.

Medina County Historical Society Open House, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., John Smart House Museum, 206 N. Elmwood Avenue, Medina.

Incredible Edibles Workshop, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Program for children to learn about vegetables, including pounding on plant parts to create artwork. Adult supervision required. Cost $6. Registration until April 26 or until class is full. Register at https://bit.ly/2VI66a8

Medina Community Band Annual Spring Concert, 2 p.m., Middle Stage, Medina High School, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina. Free.

Wadsworth Community Choir Spring Concert, 2 p.m., O.J. Work Auditorium, 151 W. Main Street, Wadsworth. Theme is “Don’t Worry, be Happy.” Free.

Medina Chorus Spring Concert, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Medina Presbyterian Church, 5020 Burgundy Bay, Medina. Tickets $10 at the door or at Buehler’s, 275 Forest Meadows Drive, Medina.

Cloverleaf High School Drama Department’s One-Act Play Festival, 3:30 p.m., Cloverleaf Elementary School Stage, 8337 Friendsville Road, Seville. Five one-act plays. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., admission is $5, all ages.

Monday, May 6

Beverage Day https://bit.ly/2Z8TZ82 and International No Diet Day https://bit.ly/2qaVhyv

Make and Take, all day, all Medina County District Library locations.

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

Veterans Roundtable, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Medina Library, Community Rooms A and B, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Veterans’ stories of survival. All Ages. No registration.

Tuesday, May 7

National Teacher’s Day https://bit.ly/1DpTket

Beginner Computer Boot Camp, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Learn computer basics in two-day class. Register at https://bit.ly/2KAXnp6 WAITING LIST

Creative Concoctions for Preschoolers, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Buffalo Creek Retreat, 8708 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville. Mysterious mixtures and marvelous messes. All supplies provided, come dressed for mess. Free. Ages 3 to 6. Register at https://bit.ly/2IumneY  for 10 a.m.; https://bit.ly/2URvFZ5 for 1 p.m.

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

Creative Expressions: Polish Projects, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Use old bottles of nail polish to decorate your keys and earbuds, a light switch plate, more. Ages 12 to 18. Register at https://bit.ly/2IiTzXt

Garden Chats With OSU Master Gardeners: Raised Bed Gardening, 6 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Register at https://bit.ly/2v41AXz

Terrific Tuesday: Mother’s Day Bouquet, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Create paper flowers for or with a special mother in your life. Register at https://bit.ly/2TxC2AV

Alphabet Adventure: I is for Ice Cream, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Enjoy ice cream stories, visit hands-on activity stations including games and making a puffy paint ice cream cone. Register at https://bit.ly/2Df3jxE

Wednesday, May 8

No Socks Day https://bit.ly/2q7wuft

Natural Discoveries Program, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Hubbard Valley Park, 8600 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville. Award-based hiking series. Ages 7 and up. No registration. Free. Go to https://bit.ly/2AZ1DaZ for more details.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Western Reserve Masonic Community, 4931 Nettleton Road, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Make and Take for Moms, 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Make floral gift. Grades 6 to 12.

Wadsworth Salvation Army Annual Community Dinner, 6 p.m. Learn about available services. Tickets $50 at https://bit.ly/2GnHDS5 or call 330-335-2327.

History of Tommy Lucas, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Room A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Learn about Tommy Lucas and his contribution to Wadsworth.

Thursday, May 9

Lost Sock Memorial Day https://bit.ly/2ZaOPIE

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

Tween Scene: Mother’s Day Surprise, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Make gift for mom. Ages 9 to 14. Register at https://bit.ly/2VH29Cs

Raiders of the Lost Locker: Can You Escape? 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. In the 1950s, lockboxes were used as lockers, help determine who an unopened locker belongs to. Ages 12 to 18.   Register for 4 p.m. at https://bit.ly/2UgDGCp , register for 5 p.m. at https://bit.ly/2ZcrciI

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.

Mom’s Day Craft, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Make a gift. Register at https://bit.ly/2Dopimb

Fusilli, Orecchiette, Pappardelle, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Pasta making, eating, history. Register at https://bit.ly/2UU4c93 FULL

Friday, May 10

Clean Up Your Room Day https://bit.ly/2v4C1G0

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

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.

Wandering Ohio on the Buckeye Trail, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 ridge Road, Wadsworth. Beth and Chuck Hewett recount adventures from completing a 1,400-mile, 76-day hike on the Buckeye Trail. Free.

Showtime: Ignite, 7 p.m., Median Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina. Medina High School choirs, soloists, more. Tickets $10 at the door, at https://bit.ly/2ZOaab5 or at the PAC box office the week of the show.

Saturday, May 11

Eat What You Want Day https://bit.ly/2KArs8g and Twilight Zone Day https://bit.ly/2EmqNPe

86th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks, 7:30 a.m., River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth. Walks led by experienced birders, watch spring birds return or travel through to summer breeding grounds. Free. Register at https://bit.ly/2HwOlpN

Migratory Bird Banding, 9 a.m. to noon, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Dependent on weather. All ages. Learn about bird banding.

Basket Weaving 101: Mother’s Day Basket, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. All materials provided; no experience necessary. Cost: $17 per basket. Call Betty Rettig, 330-975-4251, to register.

Pots and Plants, 11 a.m. to noon, Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Paint pot, plant indoor plant. All ages. Register at https://bit.ly/2UVscbS  WAITING LIST

Knitting and Crocheting Circle, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Beginners welcome. Making Warm Up Medina County donations.

Special Olympics Horse Show, noon, Medina Creative Therapy Ranch, 5200 Lake road, Medina. Equestrian Special Olympics team demonstrates its skills in competitive event. Open to the public, free.

Essential Oils Class, noon, Recovery Center of Medina County, 538 W. Liberty Street, Medina. Learn benefits of essential oils. Receive own custom blend to take home. Free.

Giant Salamanders, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, Brunswick. Learn more about Ohio’s largest salamander, the scarce 2-foot long Hellbender, through various activities. Free.

A Ladies Day in May, 2 p.m., John Smart House, 206 N. Elmwood Avenue, Medina. Desserts, champagne, recipes. Learn how “Early Medina Entertained.” Benefits Medina Historical Society. Members, $40; non-members, $45. For more information, call 330-722-1341 or e-mail mchs@zoominternet.net. For reservations, send check, payable to MCHS, to 206 N. Elmwood Avenue, Medina, 44256.

Showtime: Ignite, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Median Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina. Medina High School choirs, soloists, more. Tickets $10 at the door, for 2 p.m. https://bit.ly/2UOkLiF , for 7 p.m. https://bit.ly/2GXLnKt , or at the PAC box office the week of the show.

How to Use Your Own Telescope! 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Letha House Park West, 5800 Richman Road, Spencer. Cuyahoga Astronomical Association members will give instruction on how to use your own telescope. Free.

Sunday, May 12

Medina County District Libraries closed.

Limerick Day https://bit.ly/1jRPncY

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., BAPS Charities, 2915 Laurel Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

ORMACO Party Bus to “A Bronx Tale,” 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Playhouse Square, Cleveland. Bus leaves from Buehler’s River Styx, 3616 Medina Road, Medina. Includes box lunch, wine, homemade cookies, chocolates, cheese, more. Tickets $75 for balcony, $125 for orchestra seating. www.ormaco.org , 330-722-2541 SOLD OUT, call to be put on waiting list.

Giant Salamanders, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, Brunswick. Learn more about Ohio’s largest salamander, the scarce 2-foot long Hellbender, through various activities. Free.

Save Ohio Strays Meet and Greet, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Petco, 1052 Williams Reserve Boulevard, Wadsworth.

ORMACO Miles Reed: Musician and Filmmaker, 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