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Monday, July 18
National Get Out of the Dog House Day Good luck!
Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show, 10:30 a.m., Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi.
Tiny Library: Become an Author, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Brainstorm and write a book. Come back July 28 to celebrate the publishing of your book. Books will stay in the library for everyone to read. Grades 2 through 6. Register at https://bit.ly/3R8FHz0
Tuesday, July 19
National Urban Beekeeping Day
Afternoon Movie: “The Music Never Stopped,” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sycamore Rooms North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Free.
American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., The Chapel Wadsworth Campus, 1391 State Road, Wadsworth https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg
Wednesday, July 20
National Moon Day
Dragonology, 11 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Learn fun facts about dragons through crafts and games. Crafts, obstacle course, play games, feed a dragon. Register for 11 a.m. at https://bit.ly/3yB0vYY. Register for 1 p.m. at https://bit.ly/3a7nhON . Register for 6:30 p.m. at https://bit.ly/3yD8Ye7
Party in the Park, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Fred Greenwood Park, 350 W. Sturbridge, Medina. Sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Medina and the Medina County Recreation Center. Varying activities. Art, music, games, food, more. Register at https://bit.ly/3Nvrkm7
South Town Cruise-In, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Habitat for Humanity parking lot, 233 Lafayette Road, Medina. Wednesdays through October 12, 2022. Open to all antique, classic or collectible cars. Weather permitting. Free.
Files and Folder Organizing, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn how to save to a flash drive, move documents and pictures. Register at https://bit.ly/3OYKfWV
Chippewa Lake Water Skiing Team, 7 p.m., 3196 Clark Mill Road, Norton. Shows are free for the audience and serve as practice sessions for the team in getting ready for competitions. Donations toward costumes, cost of competing are gratefully accepted.
Access the Arts: One Fine Day, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 1322 Sharon Copley Road, Sharon Center. Local cover band performs all-girl sounds from the 50s through the 80s. Rain location: Sharon Center Town Hall, 6449 Ridge Road, Wadsworth.
Thursday, July 21
National Be Someone Day We have faith in you!
Camp Wired: Create a Travel Brochure, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn about copy/pasting, layouts, research.
Tween Thursday Summer Edition: Castle Creations, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Defend your lands and make a fortified tabletop castle. Register at https://bit.ly/3nxyQ4X
Alphabet Adventure: F is for Flamingo, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Games, stories, songs, crafts. Ages 2 to 6. Register at https://bit.ly/3NEFwZz
Edible Landscaping, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Medina Community Garden and Education Center, 302 E. Liberty Street, Medina. Hosted by OSU master gardeners. Dress for weather.
Mental Health 101, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Rooms North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Explore what is at the heart of mental health conditions, how it affects everyone’s life. Register at https://bit.ly/3AnB524
Lost Civil War: The Disappearing Legacy of America’s Greatest Conflict, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Author Laura DeMarco shows how battlefields, buildings have been destroyed or overgrown.
Friday, July 22
National Rat Catcher’s Day Well, everyone needs to be loved.
American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, Medina. https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg
Kindermusik, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Move and groove. Siblings welcome.
Picnic on the Patio, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Medina County Office for Older Adults, 246 Northland Drive, Medina. Lunch, entertainment. Open to everyone. Senior citizens, 60 and older, $4; everyone else, $5.
Jake Von Der Vellen Annual Memorial Fundraiser, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Road, Medina. Basket raffle, food and beverages available. Suggested donation: $10 per person. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3vJ3CN0
Medina Community Band Concert, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Uptown Park, Medina Public Square. Free, but donations gratefully accepted at the concert for sheet music and other band expenses.
Saturday, July 23
National Gorgeous Grandma Day
Kids’ Yoga in the Garden, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Medina County Community Garden, 302 E. Liberty Street, Medina. Parents required to remain. For children ages 5 and older. No charge, but donations gratefully accepted. To register, go to https://bit.ly/3OuxW54
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. All abilities welcome. Age 18 and older. Course is six-weeks long. Registering for first session automatically enrolls for all sessions. Register at https://bit.ly/3bLGupD
American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mark Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Street, Brunswick. https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg
Northern Ohio Railway Museum Streetcar Rides, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 5515 Buffham Road, Seville. Every Saturday through September 24. Guided walking tours of collection of more than 40 streetcars, interurbans and rapid transit cars. Tours are every hour on the half hour and take 30 minutes. Second and fourth Saturdays, weather permitting, also rides on a 1914 trolley car, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Admission to museum is free. Tickets are good for all day riding. Trolley rides are $4 for adults and children 13 years old and up; $2 for children 6 to 12; and no charge for children 5 and younger. https://www.trainweb.org/norm/
Alice in Wonderland Celebration, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Card tricks, meet Alice and the White Rabbit. Games, tea and cakes, more.
Balloons Over Wadsworth, 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wadsworth Airport, 840 Airport Drive, Wadsworth. Hot air balloons, plane rides, vintage aircraft, car show, food trucks, kid activities. For updates and information, go to https://www.facebook.com/wadsworthairport/
Sunday, July 24
Tell an Old Joke Day
Medina Cars and Coffee Cruise-In, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., 39 Public Square, Medina. Live music. Hosted by Main Street Medina.
61st Annual Valley City Frog Jump Festival, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Valley City. Theme this year: “Hop on the Frog Twain.” Frog jump contest with 750 frogs, prizes, food, beverages, souvenirs, music, activities. No admission charge, free parking, charge to enter frog jump. “Mark Twain” will visit. For more information and schedule, go to https://bit.ly/3I2c8LI To purchase apparel and register for the jump, go to https://www.valleycity.org/
Tats 4 Cats, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mission Possible Animal Hospital, 910 Lake Road, Medina. Proceeds benefit Alleycats and Aristocats. Fee is $100 cash, many designs to choose from. Last seating at 4:30 p.m. Food available for extra charge. Kittens available with pre-approved application.
ORMACO Concert in the Country: Tischler Klezmer Orchestra, 2 p.m., HeARTland, 8187 Camp Road, Homerville. Bring lawn chairs, blankets to enjoy the concert by the pond. Rain location: Homerville United Methodist Church, 9097 Spencer Road, Homerville. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 419-853-6016 for more information. Get tickets at https://bit.ly/39SnhCc
Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Buzzing Bumbles, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Hubbard Valley Park, 8600 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville. Explore habitat and adaptations of American mink. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3egtk1S