The Avon Lions Club will hold its annual Fishing Derby from 8-10 a.m. June 8 at Northgate Park, 37701 Lake Drive. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. This free event also includes milk, coffee and doughnuts, goodie bags and bait. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call John Aunspaw at 440-934-6158 or 440-670-5397. Bait is donated by the Avon Lions Club, and the pond is stocked by the Avon Parks and Recreation Department.
Avon Health and Safety Fair
The City of Avon Health and Safety Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 8 at Avon High School, 37545 Detroit Road. The fair will have safety exhibits, demonstrations, crafts, giveaways, games, prizes and free food. The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals helicopters will be on the grounds, along with the Critter Camp Petting Farm, Avon Fire Department hook and ladder, and other safety vehicles. For more information, visit cityofavon.com.
Duck Tape Festival
Join the fun at the 2019 Duck Tape Festival and register to participate in the June 15 parade. This can be a great team-building activity for groups, organizations or businesses, or creative family fun. A $60 fee gets you 60 rolls of Duck Tape for your creation. Entry deadline is Friday. For full details, visit ducktapefestival.com and click on “PARADE.” For more information, call 866-818-1116.
Pool passes are no longer sold at the pool. Pool passes may only be purchased at the recreation office at Avon Lake City Hall, 150 Avon Belden Road. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended hours will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday and 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday and June 6, 11 and 13.
Peter Miller House Museum
Heritage Avon Lake presents the 2019 Monday summer programs at Peter Miller House Museum. The first program will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. Gary Gerrone presents “Avon Lake Eagles.” At 6 p.m., a member of the Peter Miller House Museum Committee will guide you on a tour of the museum and gardens. The Ohio and Avon Lake historical museum is in the southwest corner of Miller Park, next to the Avon Lake Boat Landing, 33740 Lake Road. Admission is free and open to everyone. The house is air conditioned.
‘Hike Into History!’
Celebrate the Avon Lake Bicentennial with a multi-generational-friendly walking event, “Hike Into History!” from noon-3 p.m. June 9 at the Kopf Family Reservation. Return to the early 1800s and get a glimpse of pioneer life in Avon Lake. Visit a series of stations in the woods, see live animals that were essential to pioneer life and learn skills used for survival. Admission is free. Parking is available behind Avon Lake Public Library.
Apollo’s Fire presents its 2019 Countryside Concerts, “Far Beyond the Sea,” at 2 p.m. June 9 at Avon Lake United Church of Christ, 32801 Electric Blvd. Tickets are $22-$57 and free student rush tickets will be available at the door depending on availability. Tickets are available through Apollo’s Fire box office at 216-320-0012 or visit apollosfire.org.
Mini Majorette and Flag Camp
The Avon Lake High School majorettes and flag line will host a Mini Majorette and Flag Camp fundraiser for ages 5 and older from 6:30-8 p.m. June 10-14 at the Avon Lake High School gym. Majorettes and flag line members will teach skills and routines at the skill level of each student. Parents are invited to attend a short performance and award presentation at 7:30 p.m. June 14. Advance registration cost is $30, and cost at the door is $35. For more information and registration, call Michelle, ALHS band majorette instructor, at 440-667-3242.
The Bay Village Historical Society will hold its first 2019 summer “Porch Talk” at 2 p.m. June 9 at the Osborn Learning Center, 27715 Lake Road. Mary Louise Daley, history advocate and wife of the director of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, will talk about Moses Cleaveland. Admission is free. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chair. For more information, visit bayhistorical.com.
Cahoon in June
The 50th annual Cahoon in June fine crafts, collectibles and antiques event will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15 in Cahoon Memorial Park. Admission is free. Cahoon Memorial Park is at the intersection of Cahoon and Lake roads. Proceeds will support Rose Hill Museum, the Reuben Osborn Learning Center and student scholarships. Community groups are invited to set up tables free of charge. To reserve a space, call 216-213-0312 or visit bayhistorical.com.
The Fairview Park Democratic Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. (note time change) June 6 in the Dunson Room at Fairview Park City Hall, 20777 Lorain Road. The program topic is “How the Statehouse Works.”
The Fleafest, hosted by Fairview Park Recreation Department and the city of Fairview Park, will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 8 behind the Gemini Center, 21225 Lorain Road, in the Fairview High School parking lot. The Fleafest will showcase local artisans, makers, unique treasures and food trucks. For more information, visit fairviewparkrec.com.
Chapter 91 of Public Employee Retirees Inc. will meet at 11 a.m. June 10 in the lower-level meeting room at the Fairview Park Branch Library, 21255 Lorain Road. The guest speaker will be Travis Vineyard, animal curator at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Public-sector retirees are welcome. Light refreshments served.
‘Music in the Park’
Enjoy a free summer concert at 1 p.m. Saturday at the North Olmsted Community Park gazebo, 28114 Lorain Road. “Music in the Park” presents The Glenn Band, a not-for-profit group composed of NASA Glenn employees and retirees, their family members and friends, and talented music students from North Olmsted City Schools and Lorain County schools.
Dover Players auditions
Dover Players will hold auditions for its upcoming production, “Dover Players 10 Minute Players Experience,” featuring a dozen 10-minute plays to be performed July 19-21. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and June 6 at the North Olmsted United Methodist Church, 4600 Dover Center Road. Those interested who are unable to attend on those evening or want additional information may contact Greg Lavelle at 440-724-4538, email@example.com or Adam Leventhal at 330-696-6864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flag retirement ceremony
The Rev. Vincent R. Capodanno Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, with support from the North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation Department, will conduct a flag retirement ceremony on June 14, Flag Day. This ceremony is for the respectful disposal of old and worn out American flags. The ceremony will be held at North Ridgeville's South Central Park, near the main pavilion. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. (weather permitting) and is open to the public. Flags needing to be retired may be dropped off at Garden Village Nursery, 33911 Center Ridge Road. You may also drop off your flag at the South Central Park pavilion between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. before the ceremony.
The North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a Touch-A-Truck event from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday in the parking lot at North Ridgeville High School, 7000 Pitts Blvd. This unique event encourages children (and adults) to touch vehicles, ask questions and even climb inside to take in the view from the driver’s seat. The event is free and appropriate for children ages 2-10.
The “Summer Breeze” vendor and craft show, sponsored by Hometown Vendors LLC, will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 8 at Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Road. Admission is free. If interested in being a vendor, email email@example.com.
Citywide Garage Sale
The North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Bureau will sponsor its annual citywide Garage Sale Days June 12-15. Sale hours are from 6-8 p.m. June 12 and from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 13-15. Registration is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through June 6, and from 9 a.m.-noon June 7 at the chamber office, 34845 Lorain Road. The cost to participate is $5. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 440-327-3737. Please note: For this event only, it is not necessary to obtain a garage sale permit from City Hall.
Community Chorus and Band
The Rocky River Community Chorus and Band will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 21750 Detroit Road. The concert, “Music by Music Lovers for Music Lovers,” is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be accepted. Children are welcome. Parking is free and the venue is handicapped-accessible. For more information, call the church office at 440-333-4888.
Kids’ Membership Day
Friends of the Rocky River Public Library invite you to Kids’ Membership Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 13 at Mitchell’s Ice Cream, 19700 Detroit Road. If you are age 16 or younger and want to make a difference in the community, become a Kids’ Member of Friends of the Rocky River Public Library. Your $5 membership fee will get you a yearlong membership, a bookmark/membership card, a certificate for a free scoop of ice cream and a RRPL Kids’ Membership pencil. The event will also feature magic and balloon twisting with “The Magic Man,” face painting and story time with a librarian.
Red Barn Youth Theater auditions
Clague Playhouse Red Barn Youth Theater will hold auditions at 7:30 tonight for two one-act plays, “Pajama Party” and “A Guide to the Teenage Zone.” Visit clagueplayhouse.org to download and print an audition form. Open auditions will be cold readings from the script. Bring a headshot and resume, if available. If not, a photo will be taken. Auditions will be held at Clague Playhouse, 1371 Clague Road. No appointment necessary. Plays run July 26-28.
The Northeast Ohio Personal Computers group will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 12 in the Porter Room at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road. The program will start at 7 p.m. Jake Joy of Lorain County Community College will present a look at WiFi today. For more information, visit neopc.org.
WAY’s Great Garage/Rummage Sale
The WAY group of St. Ladislas Parish, 2345 Bassett Road, will host a huge fundraiser, The WAY’S Great Garage and Rummage Sale, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 13 and 14, and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 15 in Cullen Hall. Early-bird shopping takes place at 8 a.m. June 13 with a $5 entrance fee. Storage will take place from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. June 10, 11 and 12 at the parish. All proceeds benefit The WAY group’s trip to the 2019 National Catholic Youth Conference in November in Indianapolis and World Youth Day 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal.