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Monday, May 13

Frog Jumping Day https://bit.ly/1PCzwLR

Baby Footprint Art, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time Room, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Ages birth to 2 years. Register at https://bit.ly/2IrGVVr

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.

Monday Movie Matinee: “First Man,” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Movie with Ryan Gosling about the years leading up to Apollo 11 mission. Free.

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, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., H. G. Blake Elementary School, 4704 Lexington Ridge Drive. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Art in the Afternoon: Decoupage, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Use tissue paper to create box. Ages 5 to 10. Register at https://bit.ly/2UyNywh

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Monday Night Intrigue: Amy, My Search for Her Killer, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Meeting Room B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. James Renner shares his search for the killer of Amy Mihaljevic. Register at https://bit.ly/2VEnJHE

Tuesday, May 14

Dance Like a Chicken Day https://bit.ly/2Z7cauF

Knitting and Crocheting Circle, 10 a.m. to noon., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Beginners welcome. Making Warm Up Medina County donations.

Music Together, 11 a.m. to noon, Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Ages birth to 4, with adult. Music and movement. Register at https://bit.ly/2DbbriU

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.

Hydrangea School, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Root Community Room, 640 W. Liberty Street, Medina. Registration deadline is May 8 or when class is full. Learn about hydrangea varieties, care and selection and take a hydrangea home. More information at https://bit.ly/2TTVUcB Cost $30. Call 330-725-4911 to reserve spot.

Writing as a Craft, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Workshop by local author Seth Borgen to give writers a boost.

Wednesday, May 15

Chocolate Chip Day https://bit.ly/2yFsYQ6

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.

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

Button Maker Challenge, 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Make buttons in new ways. Grades 6 to 12.

Zoetrope Animation, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Learn about 19th-century toy that created moving pictures and evolution of motion pictures. Create own zoetrope. Ages 12 to 18. Register at https://bit.ly/2P8nHFy

Leadership Medina County: The Difference Makers Graduation, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Blue Heron Event Center, 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina. Showcase of projects by Leadership Medina County. Tickets, $50, at https://bit.ly/2PpX7Ic

History Series: History of the First Congregational Church of Lodi, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Presenter: Jarred Grant. Register at https://bit.ly/2u4b04V

Thursday, May 16

Love a Tree Day https://bit.ly/2KAlUdC

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.

Therapy Dog Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. A different therapy dog each hour. Visit, pet, read to them. All ages.

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.

Medina County Government Academy: Communications for the Public Official, 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

Senior Advocate Hall of Fame, 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Drive, Wadsworth. Recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the improvement of the quality of life for older adults. Reservations are $20 per person and can be made by calling the Soprema Senior Center, 330-335-1513.

8-Bit Art, 6 to 7 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Create melting bead craft. Grades 4 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2Hw9GzE

Inflammation Fighting Foods/Maximize Your Fitness Recovery, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Facts, recipes, tips. Register at https://bit.ly/2UXaXH6

Writers Series: Building Imaginary Worlds, 6:30 pm. to 8 p.m., Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Melissa Sasina, fantasy author, shares tips. Register at https://bit.ly/2v0CQiY

Friday, May 17

Pack Rat Day https://bit.ly/1XwqKqg

Sit, Stay, Read, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Practice reading with Griffin, a trained therapy dog. Ages 4 and up. Register at https://bit.ly/2Ce84ab

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.

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.

Wadsworth Grizzlies Community Foundation Reverse Raffle and Dinner Benefit, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Galaxy Restaurant and Banquet Center, 201 Park Center, Wadsworth. Dinner, raffles, dancing, silent auction, more. Tickets $100 for two. For tickets, go to https://www.wadsworthfoundation.com/

Saturday, May 18

No Dirty Dishes Day https://bit.ly/2EjNu6J

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

Wadsworth Airplane Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wadsworth Municipal Airport, 840 Airport Drive, Wadsworth. Local chapter of Experimental Aircraft Association will showcase their planes, on display and flying. Includes classic planes to ones made by hand. Children under 16 will get a free balsa plane to make and fly. Full pancake breakfast will be available for purchase. For more information, go to https://www.846.eaachapter.org/

Hospice of the Western Reserve Warehouse Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hospice of the Western Reserve headquarters, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland. First of two days. Gently used home furnishings, artwork, lamps, dishes, jewelry, more.

Medina County Park District: Healthy Strides, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth. Physician talk and one- to three-mile walk. Ages 10 and up. Free. No registration.

Main Street Wadsworth 2019 Craft and Herb Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Intermediate School, 151 Main Street, and Wadsworth City Hall, 120 Maple Street, both in Wadsworth. Register as a vendor at https://bit.ly/2VIyRDm

K-9 Kapers; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth. Socialize dogs while hiking. Dogs must be on 8-foot non-retractable leash. Bring towel for muddy feet and water bowl for dog. All ages. Free. No registration.

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.

Steps of Change, noon to 4 p.m., Medina High School Ken Dukes Stadium, 777 E. Union Street, Medina. Sponsored by OhioCAN and Recovery Center of Medina County. Music, food, speakers, refreshments, activities for children. Attendees are invited to bring a pair of shoes to represent someone they know who is struggling or who has passed from addiction. Tags will be provided to label shoes with name. There will be a moment of silence and a reading of names. Public is invited and children are encouraged to attend.

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.

Recycled Magazine Art, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Grades 6 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2IxOc6e

Brass Band of the Western Reserve: From Sea to Shining Sea, 7 p.m., Medina Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina. Tickets at the door. Adults, $12; senior citizens, $10; students, $6. See this month’s feature story for more about the band!

Evening Amphibian Walk, 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., Chippewa Inlet Trail North, State Route 42, Lafayette Road. Search for frogs, toads, salamanders with naturalist during blue moon.

Sunday, May 19

World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day https://bit.ly/2Pb1OWi

Hospice of the Western Reserve Warehouse Sale, noon to 4 p.m., Hospice of the Western Reserve headquarters, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland. First of two days. Gently used home furnishings, artwork, lamps, dishes, jewelry, more.

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.

Sunday Cinema Club: “On the Waterfront,” 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Free.

Natural Discoveries Program Hiking Series: Moss Mosey, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth. Award-based hiking series. Learn moss biology and how to distinguish common moss groups. Ages 7 and up. Free. No registration. Go to https://bit.ly/2AZ1DaZ for more details.