Friday, April 19, 2013
Stop in at the children's area between noon and 2 p.m. April 20.
The Avon Branch Library Teen Volunteer Group is hosting the Community Read-A-Thon in celebration of National Library Week (April 14 - 20) that will include a number of respected community members reading from their favorite books. Guest readers include Michael Laub, Avon schools superintendent, a school board member, a principal and various other people who work in schools. Also scheduled to read are a doctor and a Cub Scout leader. Avon City Council members Mary Berges and Daniel Urban are taking time out of their weekend to share, as well. Come to the children’s area in the Library anytime between noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, to hear a story. The event organized by the library’s Teen Volunteer Group, a 47-member strong group…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Cleveland Metroparks Chalet will have special hours on holiday
The Chalet Toboggan Chutes will have special hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 21. The chutes, located in the Cleveland Metroparks' Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville, will be open noon to 5 p.m. Regular hours at the chutes are: Daily admission for tobogganing is $10 for adults and $8 for children 11 and under. One-time ride tickets are available for $4. Group discounts during public hours are available. This year, a newly installed lift takes toboggans to the top of the hill so riders no longer have to carry them up. The twin refrigerated ice chutes start with an initial drop of 70 feet, traveling over 700 feet of ice at more than 45 mph. All riders must wear gloves or mittens. Children must be at least 42 inches tall to…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Fireworks are July 3 and July 4 this year.
Avon and Avon Lake are readying for Fourth of July festivities. And with fireworks held on consecutive nights, residents in both communities can catch two days of celebrations. Not enough fireworks? At deadline, there were 312 firework shows scheduled for Ohio. The city of Avon will be hosting a “two for one” Fourth of July event. Baseball fans can take in the Lake Erie Crushers game as they take on the London Rippers on Wednesday, July 4. After the game at All Pro Freight Stadium, visitors will be treated to a fireworks display. The city and team will be sharing the costs of the fireworks. For those who can’t make the show, find a (legal) parking spot along SR 611 or in a lot to take in the fireworks. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. with …
Friday, December 2, 2011
There are so many holiday-inspired events this weekend, we expanded our list!
Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror, the dust has settled from Black Friday and the cyber dust has settled from Cyber Monday. The holiday season is in full force, so much so that this week’s Five Things comes with a holiday bonus -- no, not a lifetime enrollment in the Jelly of the Month Club -- it's actually Eight Things, and they're all holiday themed. Mark your calendar while you sip your egg nog.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Looking for things to do this weekend? Food, beer, corn and classic cars are highlighted for the weekend.
We’re still in the throes of summer so we’ve rounded up a few choice items for you to do this weekend starting with the ever-popular North Ridgeville Corn Festival. Here’s the Pick Six for the weekend: NORTH RIDGEVILLE CORN FESTIVAL Where/When: City Hall, 7307 Avon Belden Rd, North Ridgeville / Friday through Sunday Why go: The 37th Annual North Ridgeville Corn Festival will feature a corn eating contest, music, food, rides, games, arts and crafts, a parade, a car show and of course, corn. The popular Lorain County tradition will include fireworks Friday night, a 10K/5K run Saturday morning and a cornhole tournament Sunday afternoon. The festival was voted one of the best in Lorain County by Pulse Magazine. FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Bored? Looking for something a little different? From shows to dog walks, we have a few suggestions
We found 5 great things for you to do this weekend even if it’s going to rain again! 1. VIVA LA MEXICO! BAYART ANNUAL CERAMICS SHOW Where/When: Friday, May 13, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m./ 28795 Lake Rd, Bay Village Why go: Come enjoy the functional and sculptural works for home and garden inspired by the art and culture of Mexcio created by the BAYarts Ceramic studio advanced students. Exhibit will be in the Sullivan Family Gallery. Pricing: The event is free and open to the public. 2. CHEEZIES PERFORM AT AVON LAKE HIGH SCHOOL Where/When: Friday, May 13, 7 p.m./Avon Lake High School Performing Arts Center Why Go: Miami University’s Glee Club puts on a great performance of singing, dancing and entertaining. Last year’s performance drew …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
This weekend is loaded with things to do not too far away.
1. VINTAGE GALLERY GRAND RE-OPENING Where/When: 150 Lear Rd, Avon Lake/ May 6, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Why Go: Vintage Gallery is hosting a grand re-opening on May 6 from 7 - 9 p.m. Come see the gallery's selection of paintings, art and framing options. The gallery is located at 150 Lear Road. Pricing: Free 2. OPENING OF MILLER NATURE PRESERVE AND CONSERVATORY Where/When: 2739 Center Rd, Avon, OH 44011/10 a.m., May 7 Why Go: The newest Lorain County MetroPark, and the first one in Avon, Miller Nature Preserve and Conservatory is 78 acres of wooded land featuring a conservatory and visitors center with a cafe, gift shop and kitchen for cooking demonstrations. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m., after which visitors can tour the …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Here's a few ideas to get your weekend going.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to your rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit some new places. WOMEN'S & FOOD EXPO Come out to the 2011 Women’s & Food Expo being held at Michaud’s Town & Country April 9 and 10. Over 125 vendors will be on display including Westfield SouthPark. Download a $1 off coupon here: http://westfield.com/southpark/pdf/WomensFoodShowcoupon.pdf SPRING INTO AVON While next weekend is packed full of fun stuff in Avon Lake (plays, pancakes and Easter Egg hunt), this weekend Avon is the place to find special deals in the French Creek District. Shops in the French Creek District, including those …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Family best bets of the week.
Glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner! We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance. Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you! 1. RING OF FIRE Where/When: Cleveland Science Center OMNIMAX, Daily, 1 p.m. until Feb. 28. Why Go: Enjoy a …