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Monday, September 9

Teddy Bear Day https://bit.ly/2ua1EGu

Monday Movie Matinee, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. In partnership with Soprema Senior Center. Reserve a space at 330-335-1513.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Paper Vases: Art in the Afternoon, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Ages 5 to 10. Make a paper vase with construction paper and fill it with paper flowers.

Crafternoons, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Story Time Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Ages 5 and up. Register at https://bit.ly/31xkIeO

Veterans Roundtable, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Medina Library, Community Rooms A and B, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Veterans’ stories of survival. All ages. No registration.

Tuesday, September 10

Swap Ideas Day https://bit.ly/2veeK2e

Creative Concoctions for Preschoolers, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., The Lodge at Allardale, 141 Remsen Road, Medina. Mysterious mixtures and marvelous messes. All supplies provided, come dressed for mess. Free. Ages 3 to 6. Register for 10 a.m. at https://bit.ly/2TryaOk  and for 1 p.m. at https://bit.ly/31wAh6s

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1605 Center Road, Hinckley. 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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fenn Elementary School, 320 Spring Grove, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

Fall Burlap Wreaths, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Room, Buckeye Library, Medina. Create wreath. Bring one 12-inch wire wreath frame, 12 to 15 yards of 5- to 6-inch burlap fabric. Accessories provided. https://bit.ly/2KJswmN

R is for Robot: Alphabet Adventure, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Learn about robots through stories and crafts. Register at: https://bit.ly/2YYATQR

Writing the Short Story, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn basic elements of storytelling from author Shelley Costa, includes hands-on writing time. Register at https://bit.ly/2YWWBbH

Writing as a Craft: The Arts Series, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Meeting Room B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Workshop series. Give your writing a boost with feedback, discussion, push to keep going with author of “If I Die in Ohio.” Bring writing, be ready to discuss. Register at https://bit.ly/2YSOxZN

Wednesday, September 11

911 Remembrance https://bit.ly/2Z46rbO

United Pilots Association 9/11 Memorial Service, 10:03 a.m., at 9/11 Memorial behind Medina Fire Station 1, 300 W. Reagan Parkway, Medina. Parking available across street in Regal Cinema lot. Public is invited. Attendees are asked to arrive by 9:45 a.m.

Medina County Auditor: Evaluate Your Home Value, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Meeting Room B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. First come, first serve.

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

Minute to Win It!, 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina.

Grades 6 to 12. Quick challenges to compete against friends for prizes.

Money Saving Apps, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Tips to save without stress. Learn about Ebates, ibotta, more. Bring device or just attend. Register at https://bit.ly/2YZSZSu

Progressive Dinner in the District, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., starts at Amuse, 108 Public Square, Medina. Benefits Main Street Medina. Culinary tour of Medina’s square. Tickets are limited and are $40 each. Get tickets at https://bit.ly/30EdOo2

History of Benjamin Franklin Highway: Wadsworth Area Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth.

Thursday, September 12

Chocolate Milkshake Day https://bit.ly/2t5d7Y7

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

Prevail Through the Oregon Trail: Can You Escape?, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Wagon team member has been bitten by a snake and you must locate antidote locked in a box in the room. Find clues, solve the locks, help your team prevail. Ages 12 to 18. Register at: https://bit.ly/2yPTlAd

Tween Scene: Bookmarks, Magnets and Pencils, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Make items needed for school. Register at https://bit.ly/2Me78JP

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.

Nail It or Fail It, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Artistic food genius or not so much, find out through challenges. Grades 4 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2MLzqL5

Friday, September 13

Defy Superstition Day https://bit.ly/2NMni9N and Fortune Cookie Day https://bit.ly/2ZXzDP4 Interesting combination!

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Orangetheory Fitness, 1120 N. Court Street, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 S. 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.

Freaky Friday Sock Hop, 5:30 p.m., Pearlview Rehab and Wellness Center, 4426 Homestead Drive, Brunswick. Silent auction, reverse raffle, 50-50 raffle, dinner. Benefits Senior Wishes Program and the Hands Foundation. Make reservation by calling 330-225-9121 or e-mail jjacobs@pearlviewcarecenter.com

Medina City Schools Spirit Night, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., lower parking lot on west side of Medina High School, Ken Dukes Stadium, 777 E. Union Street, Medina. Rain location: Medina High School gymnasium. Welcome incoming kindergarten class. Tailgate party, bratwurst and hot dog dinners, pre-order forms available at all Medina City School District buildings or by calling 330-636-3012. Football game kickoff, 7 p.m., Medina Bees vs. Wadsworth Grizzlies.

Saturday, September 14

Hug Your Hound Day https://bit.ly/2ve05El

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.

American 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

Grandparent’s Day Storytime, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Story Time Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Focus on grandparents. All ages welcome. Register at https://bit.ly/2ZWTMEP

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

Live Action Mario Party, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Compete on team playing mini-games on giant game board. Pizza will be served. Grades 3 to 6. Register at: https://bit.ly/2TcIvOa

Monarch Tagging, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Help catch and tag Monarch butterflies before they leave for Mexico. Nets available. Naturalist on hand. All ages. Free. No registration.

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/

Mini Medieval Faire, noon to 3 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Games, snacks, fun from 14th Century. Come in costume, costume contest and knighting ceremony. Grades kindergarten to 5.

Color Me Camouflaged, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Learn about camouflage through crafts and activities.

Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers, All Aboard! Miniature Train Rides, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lester Rail Trail, 3654 Lester Road, Medina. All ages. Free. No registration.

Cleveland’s Burlesque History, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Includes vintage photos, authors of “Rust Belt Burlesque,” tidbits from Ohio’s burlesque scene past and present.

Sunday, September 15

Make a Hat Day https://bit.ly/2sRp5R8

Turkey Shoot: Medina Chapter Izaak Walton League of America, 8 a.m. sign-up, 10 a.m. shoot starts, 7085 Friendsville Road, Medina. All guns will be gauged for proper chokes, decisions are final. For more information, call Brenda, 330-416-8261, or e-mail bswartz@zoominternet.net

Medina Cars and Coffee Cruise-In, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Public Square, Medina. Sponsored by Main Street Medina. Parking around the square and on Broadway Street will be blocked for participants. Attendees can park in the Medina County Courthouse parking and in lots around the square.

Medina County 4-H Alumni Picnic, noon to 3 p.m., Letha House Park West, 5800 Richman Road, Chatham Township. Awards, hiking, slideshow, catch-and-release fishing, picnic. Playground available. Registration by September 6. Deposit required of $5 per person. Registration form is available at https://bit.ly/30jjQKr

Color Me Camouflaged, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Learn about camouflage through crafts and activities.

8th Annual Rainbow Bridge Walk, 12:30 p.m. sign-in, 1 p.m. program begins, Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Medina. Free. Donations of cash and pet food accepted. For more information, e-mail Carthur1@zoominternet.net

K-9 Kapers, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Chippewa Inlet Trail South, Chippewa Road, west of Lake Road. 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.

Natural Discoveries Program Hiking Series: Fungus Among Us, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Plum Creek Park South, 2500 Plum Creek Parkway, Brunswick Hills. Award-based hiking series. Learn mushrooms identification tips from a naturalist. Ages 7 and up. Free. No registration. Go to https://bit.ly/2OR9q3D for more details.