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NEW! PATENT PURSUIT PG. 14 A monthly list of patents granted to locals

CONSIDERING BUYING A BUSINESS? PG. 14 Learn what documents give the complete financial picture.

GETTING DIRTY PG. 15 Choosing the right ride

Catch Her if You Can Janine Sarnowski closed her store since we featured her, but she is on the go now more than ever! Pg. 4 A locally owned, independent publication dedicated to higher standards of journalism


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Before You Go, Stay for the Next Chapter by Amy Barnes Far too often, those who stand on the edge of ending their stories feel so horribly isolated, alone and even ashamed for “not being able to handle it.” This month is Suicide Prevention Month, a time to focus on what we can do to help each other, it is part of what binds us together. Just as recent TV commercials have pointed out: We get help if we have a broken bone, a heart attack or even need directions. Why not for matters of the mind? None of us wants to talk about the things that hurt us, the things that make us feel less than. But that is exactly what we need to do because that is where healing, learning and teaching live. If we talk about the pain and rejection we have felt, others can see they are not alone and that they, too, can survive and, one day, thrive. That is why I am sharing a small part of my story. Every time someone has heard some of what I have survived, they look at present-day me and say that I do not look like I survived anything so bad. What does a survivor look like? I have never known. But to my fellow survivors out there, the ones who struggle still with questions of self-worth, who hide their pain and wonder if their existence should continue, please, reach out for help, stay for the next chapter. It is not time to end your story, it is time to change it. I have been in your shoes; I know all too well the pain and the belief that it will not make a difference if you stay or if you go and that your story is unimportant. A long time ago, I was a throwaway child, unwanted, unloved and ignored as much as possible. No hand was ever raised to me in kindness. Even though my birth was planned, when I arrived, my mother rejected me on sight. She used to tell me the story of how she cried when she saw how ugly I was. To further the insult to her, I did not come anywhere close to meeting expectations, especially when my first-grade teacher told my mother I was borderline retarded, an acceptable term back in the day. My mother was dismayed, disgusted and determined that she would not be shamed in such a way.

She had married my father because they had the two highest IQs in their high school class. She was convinced she would birth the next Einsteins. Bad enough that I had a horrible stutter, but now I also had been labeled as less than intelligent (as it was looked at back then). I learned what it felt like to be convinced that I was worthless, to be ridiculed through rhymes, jokes and shunning by classmates and even the school principal because of my red hair and freckles and learning difficulties. Throughout my growing up years, one moment I would be told I could accomplish anything, the next I would be told I was a failure and that my mother wanted a classmate of mine as her daughter instead. Attempting to find acceptance from my peers, I did my best to stifle anything about me that was not like the other girls, to become a cookie cutter of the others. I failed at that, too, but it started me on the path of finding me. I learned how to come back from a failure and get through the next day, even if the whole school knew of my failure and, if they did not, my mother (as a teacher in my high school) ensured they did. I learned how to keep trying and, even harder, when it was OK to walk away. Many failures were to follow, and as painful as each was, there were lessons to be learned from each. I learned to be a curious world observer who loved to write and share the stories I saw around me. While there were several times I stood on the brink of ending my story, I am so very, very glad that I stayed around for the next chapters to come. Bad chapters do end, and a new chapter, a new chance, will follow. That is the most important lesson of all. Robin Williams once said, “I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless.” I think it is those who once were the saddest people, having found happiness, then turn to lift up others who are where they once were.

PUBLISHER Blake House Publishing, LLC EDITOR Amy Barnes ART DIRECTOR Danny Feller IT SUPPORT Sara Barnes Tyler Hatfield PHOTOGRAPHERS Brooklyn Media FlashBang Photography Torre Design CARTOONIST Jerry King CONTRIBUTORS Bob Arnold Kelly Bailey Kel Bulkowski Tyler Hatfield Chris Pickens Michelle Riley Rachel Shepard Robert Soroky Kent Von Der Vellen MASCOT Rico Houdini ADVERTISING SALES AND OFFICE 330-461-0589 E-MAIL Joy@BlakeHousePublishing.com WEBSITE JoyOfMedinaCountyMagazine.com Learn more about the staff at Behind The Scenes, JoyofMedinaCountyMagazine.com Open positions are listed on the website at Open Positions. JOY of MEDINA COUNTY MAGAZINE is published monthly by Blake House Publishing, LLC, 1114 N. Court, #144, Medina, Ohio 44256. It is distributed as an e-edition and in a print edition. Both editions can be found at JoyofMedinaCountyMagazine.com Copyright 2021 by Blake House Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or pictorial content without written permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited. Any unsolicited materials, manuscripts, artwork, cartoons, or photos will not be returned.


Joy of Medina County Magazine | September 2022 HEALTHY TRAILS

LET’S GET DIRTY! by Robert Soroky

The right mountain bike can tackle those cross-country rides.

HOME AND GARDEN

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DIG IT!

A HOSTA DIVIDED

FINDING FAMILY

by Michelle Riley

by Amy Barnes

Intimidated by those big Hosta clumps? Read this!

Always focused on family, closing her store meant Janine Sarnowski could now put her energy toward spending time with them.

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THE READING NOOK

THE COWBOY TEST by Amy Barnes Little did I know I was about to test the strength of a cowboy.

BUSINESS

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THE NETWORKER

WHEN NETWORKING WENT UNDERGROUND by Bob Arnold A look at how networking survived the pandemic

DOING BUSINESS A calendar of area networking events

FROM A TECHNICAL MIND

REBOOTING HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SHOES by Tyler Hatfield

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VEGAN VITTLES

CAULIFLOWER TACOS by Chris Pickens

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Try a new twist on an old favorite, and be sure to include the Yum Yum Sauce!

BITE ME!

GARLIC LEMON SALMON WITH SEASONED RICE by Kel Bulkowski Garlic rosemary rice adds extra flavor to salmon dish

COMMUNITY

19 LOVE DOVES Celebrating wedding anniversaries of 50 years and more.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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JOYFUL WORD SEARCH

SEARCHING MEDINA COUNTY Find the names of towns and villages in the county.

MIRTH AND JOY by Jerry King

More than computers are affected by the need for a break.

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21 JOYFUL LETTER DETECTIVES CLUE BOX

Patents recently granted to Medina County residents.

Read the clue, collect the magnifying glass letters, and solve the puzzle!

THE IN BOX

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BE SURE TO GET COMPLETE FINANCIAL PICTURE by Rachel Shepard Learn what business records will tell the whole story.

HEALTH

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OH, SNAP! photos by Patrick Lechene The Medina County Fair through the lens of a lifelong resident.

26 OH, DEER! Community members captured some of our local residents.

OF MIND AND BODY

FINDING YOUR BEST LIFE by Kelly Bailey It is not one factor, is a culmination of five key ones.

On the front and back covers: Front cover photo by Jayna Wise Back cover photo by Jody Hicks

30 LET’S DO IT! Kids are back in school, leaves are beginning to turn, time for fall fun!

35 CELEBRATE! A clickable directory of vetted businesses who bring you Joy!

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by Amy Barnes

hen interviewing Janine Sarnowski for the July 2020 feature story, it was quickly apparent that she is a high-energy force to be reckoned with and that even in her darkest times, including when she fought cancer, she was able to bring light to others. A lot has happened in her life in the more than two years since. She ended up closing her store, Janine’s Gifts and Stuff, and was finally able to reclaim her living room, which she had used as a jam-packed display room for all she fancied selling. As she sold off her store stock, she was delighted to rediscover her beloved fireplace. She bought some furniture and pulled cherished belongings out of storage and put them on display. Something she had not been able to do for years. Sarnowski began devoting more time to one of her loves: her gardens. She even redid her back deck so she would have an improved place to watch the comings and goings of all of the creatures that visit her gardens and feeders. She sponsored four different films and was listed as associate director on each.

Blowing off the dust of her scrapbooking materials, Sarnowski has created two books so far and is planning many more. Instead of pouring through catalogs for merchandise to sell, Sarnowski used her sharp sight to tackle word find puzzle books and has read 600 books in the last two years. She, and her husband, Conrad, mourned the death of one of their beloved dogs, but ended up adopting two more to play with their older dog. Instead of hours pricing and arranging stock in her store, now she and her mother go to artsand-crafts shows and vendor shows. They even filmed several training films together.


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These days, Sarnowski collects gnomes, pots, bowls, and “weird” musical instruments. Even though she has been enjoying her retirement, she is considering accepting a few acting roles. Her oldest grandson got married, as life has moved on. Another grandson moved back from Arizona and just got engaged. One of her greatest joys is time with family and she now gets to attend her great grandkids soccer games. She even has had time to hold several family picnics. With her mother now 98 years old and doing well, Sarnowski makes sure to go out every week with her and cherishes every moment. To read the original feature story and see photos of some of her garden visitors, as well as some of the movies she has been a part of, go to https://bit.ly/2FKyOAZ and scroll down to the July 2020 issue.

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THE READING NOOK

The Cowboy Test by Amy Barnes

and more. When I started at the shop, I was so short that I couldn’t reach the top his story should probably row of doughnuts. start with a short Elsie was a very tough boss, her explanation that I was far husband Curt was very quiet and from the most graceful kid on the planet. I walked into things, fell down a kind. He was the one who made all of lot, dropped pretty much everything, well, you the doughnuts from scratch, six mornings a week. Sundays and get the idea. leftover doughnuts were for church. One of the things you would not want me Well, it just so happened that one doing is serving hot liquids or foods. It just was day, Elsie was too busy at the not safe for the planet and its inhabitants. counter to make the rounds of the As some of you know, I grew up in the backwoods of Oklahoma. Exactly 30 miles due small shop to refill everyone’s coffee. east of Tulsa in a town that had a population of Back then, you could sit in the shop and drink endless cups (which roughly 1,500 people, and that’s only if you several of the town old timers took included the neighbor’s new baby. It was a town full of real cowboys, American great advantage of) for hours. Don’t let anyone tell you differently, Indians, and a lot of dust. Back in those years, Oklahoma had still not fully recovered from the old men gossip just as much, if not Dust Bowl, even though the damage from that more, than old women do. Elsie ordered me to take the full pot had occurred many, many decades previous. of very hot coffee (this was before I started working when I was about 8 years old, my first jobs being chores around the farm there were regulations limiting the heat of food and drink served and the and cleaning the farmhouse. In good years, I big commercial coffee maker made got 25 cents a week as an allowance. coffee searing hot) and make the When I was 12, I got my first actual paying rounds of the crowded room, filling job. I was thrilled to be making $2 an hour at cups. the little local doughnut shop. Even then, that I looked at her, total fear in my was extremely low pay, but it was a huge eyes. She ignored that and once upgrade from my allowance. I worked five hours every Saturday morning at again firmly ordered me to make the rounds and fill cups. I knew what the doughnut shop, packing the fresh-made was likely to happen, but I decided doughnuts into boxes, hurrying to fill orders before the boss snapped at me again, cleaning that perhaps just this once my clumsiness would not strike. counters, refilling everything, making coffee,

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It did not help that everyone was watching me, impatiently waiting to get their cups filled. It wasn’t too bad, at first. I filled a few cups, spilled a few drops. I was feeling great. My confidence, always at low ebb, was beginning to grow. I COULD do this! And then the cowboy walked up to me, his tanned, calloused hand outstretched with his cup. Politely, quietly waiting for a refill. I paused. This was a different kind of target; every other cup had been on a photo by Bradley Pisney tabletop. But my confidence was flowing, I knew I and his kindness. could handle this. Some cowboys really are as tough as That was when I started to pour the they are in the movies. That particular boiling hot coffee right onto the cowboy’s cowboy put up with his hand being burned hand, missing the cup entirely. rather than get me fired and even told I have to hand it to him. He never so Elsie he was fine when there was no way much as flinched. He held steady, as he he could have been. dryly said, “You want to try for the cup?” I was never asked to pour coffee again, I was mortified, horrified, and terrified much to my relief. as Elsie’s eagle ears picked up his words In later years, that incident came to be out of the hubbub in the room and looked the foundation of what I call “The Cowboy over to see what was going on. Test.” I apologized to the cowboy, tried to Any man who claimed to me to be tough, clean up the mess, and did actually fill his I’d just smile and say, “Well, do you think cup finally (although I really don’t know you can pass the test an Oklahoma why he trusted me to accomplish the cowboy did?” Haven’t found a taker yet. task). Nowadays, I think back on that as I have never understood, even all of certain people whine and complain and these years later, how in the world that demand employees be fired over the cowboy held his ground and didn’t move a smallest of issues. muscle as the scalding coffee poured over Perhaps the focus of the Cowboy Test his hand. Much less, the kindness he should be changed because that cowboy showed by not making a scene, which saved my job that day, he knew I was just would have caused me to be instantly a kid doing the best I could, when he fired. I have never forgotten his toughness could have been so very different.


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The Reading Nook

The Significance of Fire by Carmen-maria Mandley

The significance of fire: devouring, the heating of what has chilled: dissecting of what has frozen, melting away of so many things, once solid, once hard, the sterilization of what was dirty and impure, and the birth of the wildest of ideas, the most rampant, rambunctious, lascivious fertility rites. On a Midsummer Night, once, there was a dream. It houses lovers, royalty, fairies, and madmen who fell fast, and into the night, reveling chasing, crazed, the thigh, the calf, the mouth of another heated by some flame inward, fueled by the most ancient of magics some lusty ritual, some donkey’s dream, some truth inspired pageant, pregnant with desire. We still seem to be here, lost in this sandman riddled land chasing the summer away as the days shorten leaping through fires for a quicker way to call our intentions pure Finding each other in the night, thick in the forest, wanting the softer underside of skin, needing to peel it off and see what lies beneath. Amorous rites, bounty in harvest, and a reason to sing, seeing the Sun high, motionless. Medina resident Carmen-maria Mandley is an educator, writer and painter. She has worked across the country in multiple Shakespeare theaters, but writing is her life’s love.

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BUSINESS: THE NETWORKER

When Networking Went Underground by Bob Arnold

I am really impressed! Why? Let me put it this way: Networking is still alive and active here on planet Earth! You may be one of the ones responsible for its impressive survival if you have attended a networking meeting online over the last two years. This is encouraging. I call it Underground Networking because when we were being told to stay indoors and quarantine, many of us were still networking, one way or another. Some of you may remember the late 60s and early 70s when rock music was called “underground.” Certain radio stations would play it, even though they were risking losing their broadcasting licenses. Calling the music “underground” actually made the music even more appealing. That is how some of us feel about networking over the last two years. There has been an attempt to keep us apart, yet, we keep coming up with new ways to keep the networking spirit alive. Kudos! Networking has been a staple in humankind since the beginning. It forms communities and it builds relationships that produce a wide variety of results. Networking is responsible for building businesses and even starting them. Underground Networking is the latest way we have been able to continue in our growth pattern. But do not assume growth just happens. It does not! There is work involved, especially if networking is going to be effective in its outcome. I have mentioned before that effective networking is intentional, focused and determined. You cannot just walk into a room of people and expect to have effective networking unless you have prepared ahead of time. One positive outcome of Underground Networking is how easy it now is to set up a virtual meeting and accomplish something. Keep in mind, that online meetings and events still take preparation to be effective. I see too many ineffective events due to a lack of purpose. In fact, virtual meetings can make you a lifelong dissatisfied customer unless you are given ample opportunity to make effective connections. Give Underground Networking a handshake today. Be impressed by it, just like I am.

Bob Arnold is the founder of ONward Networking and the international best-selling author of “The Uncanny Power of the Networking Pencil,” which can be purchased at https://amzn.to/2KSy3Xm. More networking tips are available at “Bob’s Pencil Points” blog at http://onwardnetworking.com/ or by contacting Arnold at theNetworkingPencil@gmail.com

Doing Business

Local business networking events, not category restricted Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, September 13 September Luncheon and State of the City Address, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Road, Medina. Wednesday, September 21 Networking WOW! 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, 5050 Eastpointe Drive, Medina. No walkins. Chamber membership requirement after two events, $12 member attendance charge, $15 non-member attendance charge. Register at https://bit.ly/3z3YoNn Thursday, September 22 Young Professionals Association, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, 5050 Eastpoint Drive, Medina. Topic: Multi-Generational Leadership: Leading Your Parents and Your Kids. No charge, cash bar. Thursday, September 29 Business After Business: Architectural Justice, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 2462 Pearl Road, Medina. Friday, September 30 Chamber Chat, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., virtual. Chamber membership requirement after two events, no

admission charge. Receive link after registering. Register at https://bit.ly/ 3eIfpFn Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance Wednesday, September 21 September Luncheon: Business Success Story: Transitional Living Centers, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Amy’s Rustic Event Center, 6780 Center Road, Valley City. Chamber membership requirement after two events, $20 member attendance charge, $25 non-member attendance charge. Register at https://bit.ly/3d8cMfw Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, September 21 Women in Leadership, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., High and Low Winery and Bistro, 588 Medina Road, Medina. Non-members welcome, $15 charge includes appetizers and cash bar. Register at https://bit.ly/3RB7yIh Thursday, September 22 Wadsworth Young Professionals Mochas and Mentors, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Soprema Café, 617 School Drive, Wadsworth. Seville Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday, September 8 September Monthly Luncheon, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hawthorne Suites, 5025 Park Avenue West, Seville. $8 donation, pay at the door.

BUSINESS: FROM A TECHNICAL MIND

Rebooting has Nothing to do With Shoes

by Tyler Hatfield In day-to-day life, many people know that technology experts encourage shutting down (rebooting) computers reasonably often to enable the computers to run updates and completely refresh themselves for the next time they are needed. However, what many do not know is that the importance of rebooting extends far beyond computers. Other devices such as cell phones, printers, smart toasters, and even video picture frames should be rebooted at least once every few months. Every electronic device we use stores temporary data, for instance, how many pieces of toast have been burned in the case of a toaster, which fills up its memory over time. Mobile phones have background apps that eat up battery life as well. Completely shutting devices down deletes junk data and forces background apps to close. Shutting down also allows a device to cool down and can help to increase its lifespan. So, the next time your phone runs slow or your printer throws a fit, try shutting it down and letting it rest for a bit. After all, even a printer needs its beauty sleep. Tyler Hatfield has a passion for technology that he would like to someday turn into his own business. He runs a small media group, https://www.hatsmediagroup.com/ , and works on computers on the side. He can be contacted with questions and for recommendations at hatsmediagroup@gmail.com


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BUSINESS: THE IN BOX

determine a company’s working capital and balance sheet leverage (debt-to-equity). The balance sheet essentially shows Getting the Complete how much a company is worth. Financial Picture It is especially important to understand the debt of a company by Rachel Shepard in a rising rate environment. Banks often perform stress tests on their borrowers to determine their ability to service debt as When I started my career in commercial banking many years interest rates rise and revenue/income decline. ago, the first thing I learned was how to analyze financial The third financial statement is the statement of cash flows. statements. Once the accountant prepares financial The cash flow statement performs as a bridge between the statements, the bank uses them to determine the financial balance sheet and the income statement. It shows how the health of the business. money moved in and out of the business. It measures how well It is important to look at the complete financial picture whether you are running a business or investing in a company. the company generates cash to fund its expenses. The cash flow A complete financial picture includes the balance sheet, income statement is broken down into three sections: operating activities, investing activities and financing activities. statement, and statement of cash flow. Each of these When these three financial statements are pulled together and statements serve a purpose and tell a story. analyzed, we can calculate many ratios that show how well a Many businesses and investors focus solely on the income company manages itself. Business owners can use financial statement. They may look at revenue growth trends; net income; earnings per share; profit margins; and earnings before statements to obtain funding, create a plan for growth or even interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA). While create a survival plan in the event of a recession. this information is important, it tells very little about the assets, liabilities, net worth, and the cash flow of a company. The balance sheet serves as a useful tool as it provides a snapshot of a company’s resources (assets), a company’s obligations (debt and other liabilities) and the owner’s equity. An investor or lender can analyze the balance sheet to

Rachel Shepard is the founder of LonaRock, LLC, and a resident of Medina County. She specializes in helping businesses understand financials and access capital. Shepard can be reached by email at rshepard@lonarock.com.

Invention Convention Patents recently granted to Medina County residents. Only county residents are listed, although there may be additional people listed as patent grantees. Patent for: Vehicle Suspension Component With Stiffening Feature To: Clifford J. Hoschouer City of Residence: Medina Patent for: Filtering Facepiece Respirator To: Tosan A. Ugbeye City of Residence: Brunswick Patent for: Concentric Hydraulic Ride Height Actuator for a Motor Vehicle To: Chris Luipold City of Residence: Wadsworth Patent for: Personalized Product Modification To: Scott Douglas Wiley City of Residence: Medina Patent for: Commercial Vehicle Access Control System To: Lee S. Winerman City of Residence: Medina


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HEALTH: OF MIND AND BODY

HEALTH: HEALTHY TRAILS

Finding Your Best Life

Let’s Get Dirty!

by Kelly Bailey

by Robert Soroky

You are the culmination of your daily thoughts, habits, and environment. If you want to make changes in your life, start thinking critically about the things you do, what you say (especially to yourself), what you eat most often, the people with whom you spend your time, and where you shop most often. It is important to understand that no one element of your life stands alone in how it influences your wellbeing. You are the average of: The five people with whom you spend the most time The five things you do during your free time The five foods you eat the most often The five beliefs you hold about yourself The five places where or things on which you spend the majority of your money Think about what you really want in life. Not needs, but what you want. Not the desires of your kids/husband/mom/ grandma/friends. Not what others think you should want for yourself. And not what you are supposed to want. What do you really want? If you are having trouble separating needs and demands on you with what you want your life to look like, try the following journal exercise. Find a private place to write and do not censor yourself. Let your thoughts flow freely, often the first thought that pops into your brain is your truest feeling. Now, ask yourself the following questions: Are my actions creating the life I want to live? Are my thoughts and the words I speak to myself kind and uplifting or are they detrimental and self-sabotaging? Have I surrounded myself with people that uplift, inspire and truly support me? Do I believe that I deserve to live the life that I want? Do I believe that I can have what I really want? Just in case no one has told you and you need to hear it: You do deserve the life you want to live.

As discussed in previous articles, bikes are job specific. There are flat and drop bar road bikes if you love flying down city streets or hybrid and comfort bikes for cruising neighborhoods and towpath trails with family and friends. But what if you wanna to get a little…dirty? Perhaps tackling rugged cross-country trails through the woods is more your cup of tea. In this case, only a mountain bike will do. However, not all mountain bikes are created equal Here is where you will need to know the different styles of mountain bikes and where they best perform. First question: hard or soft tail? Hard tails are mountain bikes that have a suspension system on the front fork but no suspension in the center of the bike. These bikes perform better on smoother, faster dirt trails where the bike does not encounter extensive amounts of tree roots, rock gardens or riverbeds. The upside of riding a hard tail is that it is a lighter, less expensive bike that can often double as a decent everyday bike for commuting or general riding. A soft tail, or full-suspension, mountain bike has both a front suspension fork and suspension system in the center of the bike. Although these bikes are more sophisticated and come with a higher price tag, they are excellent for trails that are rougher and more technical. Better overall rider comfort is provided by a center line suspension system, as well as improved performance in areas like pedaling efficiency, rear wheel contact with the ground, and active control of the bike while braking. Be warned, however, that price points matter in determining how much a “mountain” bike is actually a mountain bike. As an example, low-cost mountain bikes (less than $500) are designed with lower-end wheel sets and shocks and are not meant to take the continuous abuse of hard-core trail riding. The best course of action is to discuss off-road riding goals with a local bike shop to learn about all of the features available on entry-level to high-end mountain bikes and to ensure getting the best performing bike.

A certified personal trainer and certified holistic nutrition coach, Kelly Bailey owns and operates Kelly Bailey Wellness. Find her blog, visit the Food Freedom page, and contact her at https://www.kellybailey.fit/ Following any recommendations are solely at your discretion and responsibility. Consult your medical professional prior to undertaking any suggested diet, lifestyle or exercise change or routine.

Robert Soroky is a lifelong cyclist who regularly participates in long-distance charity rides and is the manager of the Century Cycles Medina location. Contact Soroky at robert@centurycycles.com to suggest column topics, for further information or to chat about bikes.

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HOME AND GARDEN: DIG IT!

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Hosta clump after being divided. photo by Michelle Riley

Trimming Hostas for winter. photo by Michelle Riley

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HOME AND GARDEN: VEGAN VITTLES

Cauliflower Tacos by Chris Pickens Yes, you read that right! Delicious and nutritious. Imagine that! This dish may take a bit of time to prepare and cook, but it is certainly worth it. � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �

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Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Mix together breadcrumbs, cornmeal, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, turmeric, salt, peanut butter, coconut oil, date syrup, soy sauce, and hot sauce. Coat cauliflower with mixture, and bake until golden brown, approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Combine the cabbage with 2 tablespoons lime juice and a pinch or two of salt. Allow to stand at room temperature until serving. Warm the tortillas or char them by placing them on grates above an open gas flame on medium heat for a few seconds per side, flipping with tongs, until they are slightly blackened and warm. Chip the cilantro for a garnish. Yum Yum Sauce 1 cup vegan mayonnaise 1 tablespoon melted butter (use coconut oil for vegan) 1 tablespoon pasta sauce 1 teaspoon date syrup ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds 3 tablespoons water Make the Yum Yum Sauce by combining all of its ingredients, adding more water if necessary to make smooth. � � � � � � � � �

To serve the tacos, place refried beans in a tortilla, top with cabbage, breaded cauliflower, Yum Yum sauce, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges for spritzing the tacos. Leftover cauliflower can be reheated in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes, flipping once. Chris Pickens is a certified holistic nutrition coach, a health and wellness coach, a holistic health practitioner, and a holistic health coach. She has been a vegan since 2016. Pickens enjoys sharing her recipes, getting feedback (good or bad) on her recipes, getting requests for future recipes, and sharing information about veganism and why she became vegan. She can be contacted by e-mailing her at momof4chris@gmail.com Please put “The Joy of Medina Attn: Chris” in the subject line.

HOME AND GARDEN: BITE ME!

Garlic Lemon Salmon With Garlic Rosemary Rice by Kel Bulkowski � � � � � � � � � � � �

cooking oil ½ cup chopped white onion 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 2 skinless salmon fillets black pepper crushed rosemary garlic salt Italian seasoning 1 boil-in-a-bag jasmine rice 1 tablespoon butter, vegan or regular 10 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Saute chopped onion and garlic in cooking oil until onion is translucent. Add salmon fillets and season with black pepper, crushed rosemary, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions, put in second pan with some of the sautéed onion and garlic, fresh rosemary, and butter (I prefer to use a vegan butter). Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes. Once salmon is almost flaky and cooked throughout, add the cherry tomatoes and lemon juice. Cook until tomatoes are blistered. Plate rice and salmon, top with your cooked onions, rosemary, blistered tomatoes, and more lemon juice. Enjoy! Kel Bulkowski loves to create recipes influenced by dishes from around the world, with her favorites being Mediterranean and Asian. She also runs a small, local exotic animal rescue. She can be contacted at countingbluecars3@gmail.com or https://tinyurl.com/zwfzh3tr

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September 2022 Nonprofit Calendar

Thursday, September 1 National No Rhyme or Reason Day Cards Brunswick, 8 a.m., 3637 Center Road, Brunswick. Must be a member of the Medina County Office for Older Adults Senior Center. Registration forms are available through the Brunswick office. For more information visit http://www.mcooa.org or contact Darlene Jarvis at (330) 416-3680 or at djarvis@medinaco.org Faeries of Seville, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Visit the Seville library during September to view the faeries homes. Monthly Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Complete the scavenger hunt and earn a prize. Community Nutrition Class, 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 246 N.land Drive. Every Thursday through September 15. Free nutrition classes for senior citizens hosted by Jennifer Wetzel. For more information visit http://www.mcooa.org/ or contact Jenny Kiousis at (330) 723-9514 or email at jakiousis@medinaco.org Bingo Brunswick, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., 3637 Center Road, Brunswick. Must be a member of the Medina County Office for Older Adults senior center. Registration forms are available through the Brunswick office. For more information visit http:// www.mcooa.org or contact Darlene Jarvis at (330) 416-3680 or email at djarvis@medinaco.org American Red Cross Blood Drive, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg Herbal Infused Oil, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Learn how to make herbal infused oil to help heal dry skin. To register visit https://bit.ly/ 3AzO2V3 Friday, September 2 National Lazy Mom’s Day American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mark Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Street, Brunswick. https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg Friends of MCDL Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Fill a bag for $3, bag provided. American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina. https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg Free Movie in the Park: “Minions: Rise of Gru,” 8:20 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., Mill Stream Park, Valley City. Bring your own chairs, blankets, and snacks. For more information visit https://bit.ly/3CFDJ4p or call (330) 483-0018. Saturday, September 3 Skyscraper Day A Healthy Dose of Nature: Hiking Series, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Medina. Vigorous 3- to 5-mile hike with naturalist, dress for weather, wear appropriate footwear, bring own water. Ages 10 and up. No registration, free. 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. Register at https://bit.ly/ 3OuxW54 Fall Native Plant Sale, September 3 through September 11, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Friends of MCDL Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Fill a bag for $3, bag provided. N.ern 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. http://www.trainweb.org/norm/ Amtgard Live Action Role Playing, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 410 E. Homestead Street, Medina. Every Saturday at Memorial Park in front of the public pool. Free to play and open to anyone 14 years old and up. Minors require parental permission to participate. Sunday, September 4 Eat an Extra Dessert Day Yum! Our kind of day! Fall Native Plant Sale, through September 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. MCHS Open House, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., John Smart House, 206 N. Elmwood, Medina. Learn about Dorothy Hart, who died in the 1908 Cleveland Collinwood School fire, and her ties to Medina County. Restored 1860 Lincoln/Wide Awakes banner

displayed. Masks optional. Senior citizens and society members, $4; adults, $5; and students aged 7 to 18, $3. For more information, call 330-722-1341. Monarch Tagging, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Catch and tag monarch butterflies to help contribute to the research on declining populations. To register, call (330) 722-9364. Monday, September 5 Labor Day and Cheese Pizza Day Cleveland Air Show from Nautical Queen, depart Medina 11:30 a.m., return approximately 6:15 p.m., 246 N.land Drive, Medina. Tickets are $103 per person. For more information visit http://www.mcooa.org/ or contact Jenny Kiousis at (330) 723-9514 or at jakiousis@medinaco.org Tuesday, September 6 Read a Book Day Cards Brunswick, 8 a.m., 3637 Center Road, Brunswick. Must be a member of the Medina County Office for Older Adults senior center. Registration forms are available through the Brunswick office. For more information visit http://www.mcooa.org or contact Darlene Jarvis at (330) 416-3680 or email at djarvis@medinaco.org Grandparents Day Craft, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Knitting and Crochet Circle, 10 a.m. to noon, Hickory Room, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. The group donates finished items to the Warm Up Medina County initiative. Fall Native Plant Sale, through September 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Drum Group, 11 a.m. to noon, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Register at https://bit.ly/3pXcZF4 Create: Faux Food, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Meeting Room B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Create fake food out of felt and paper. Register at https://bit.ly/ 3CXlk3e Wednesday, September 7 Salami Day Natural Discoveries, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Princess Ledges Nature Preserve, 4361 Spruce Avenue, Brunswick Hills. Take part in an easy walk to observe the unfolding nature in the parks. To register call (330) 722-9364. Fall Native Plant Sale, through September 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Naturebrary, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Outdoor and indoor nature activities for children. Register at https://bit.ly/ 3KCS97i SafeZone Training, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Community Rooms A and B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. A workshop that brings understanding and awareness to the LGBT+ community and how to be an ally. Register at https://bit.ly/ 3AB1isv Books Unite, Censorship Divides, 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Paint your interpretation of Books Unite: Censorship Divides and your artwork will be displayed at the Juvenile Detention Center Art Show during September. This event is for students grade 6-12. After-School Dungeons & Dragons, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Medina 1907 Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. This event is for students grade 6-12. S. 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. Stuffed Animal Sleepover Storytime, 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Storytime Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal. Read stories and tuck your stuffed animals in for their sleepover at the library. Pick up your stuffed animal and pictures of their night the next day. Register at https://bit.ly/3cxq0lR Wadsworth Public Library Human Resources Committee Meeting, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Room B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Thursday, September 8 Pardon Day Fall Native Plant Sale, September 3 through September 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Community Nutrition Class, 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 246 N.land Drive, Medina. Every Thursday through September 15. Free nutrition classes for senior citizens hosted by Jennifer Wetzel. For more information visit http://www.mcooa.org/ or contact Jenny Kiousis at (330) 723-9514 or email at jakiousis@medinaco.org


Joy of Medina County Magazine | September 2022 One-on-One Tech Support, noon. to 1 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Register for a 30-minute session to review computer basics. Register at https://bit.ly/3R43rEn VolunTeen: Butterfly Garden, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Learn to earn service hours while becoming an expert in monarch butterflies. Register at https://bit.ly/3pYcv1k Made in Medina County, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 224 Quadral Drive, Wadsworth (location to be announced). Learn what is locally manufactured, bring team to participate in scavenger hunt or putter competition; launch paper airplanes; launch marshmallows, more. Register at https://bit.ly/3NV9kB3 Forest Therapy Walk, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Lake Trail, meet near the nature center 1473 Parschen Blvd. Brunswick. Join Jason the Whisper Shifter for a relaxing forest therapy walk. Register at https://bit.ly/3TpJ4mw Spirits of the Past, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tours leave from the Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway Street, Medina. Presented by the Medina County Arts Council, Medina Showbiz, and the Medina County Historical Society. Limited-size tour groups leave every 10 minutes. Enjoy an evening walk with stops along the way to listen to reenactments of scenarios from Medina’s past and portrayals of Medina’s past citizens. Ticket information at https://bit.ly/3zIgbrj Friday, September 9 Teddy Bear Day Fall Native Plant Sale, September 3 through September 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Bluegrass Music, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Lafayette United Methodist Church, 6201 Lafayette Road, Medina. Kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. and closes at 7 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Donation admission $3, dinner is additional $9. Bluegrass/country bands welcome, arrive early to be scheduled. Spirits of the Past, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tours leave from the Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway Street, Medina. Presented by the Medina County Arts Council, Medina Showbiz, and the Medina County Historical Society. Limited-size tour groups leave every 10 minutes. Enjoy an evening walk with stops along the way to listen to reenactments of scenarios from Medina’s past and portrayals of Medina’s past citizens. Ticket information at https://bit.ly/3zIgbrj Saturday, September 10 Swap Ideas Day Chippewa Lake Village Wide Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Entire Village, Chippewa Lake. Medina County Amazing Race, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 333 Foundry Street, Medina. Your team must arrive at 8 a.m. to register and prepare for the event to begin at 9 a.m. Team registration costs $155.00 and must be prepaid with credit card through http:// www.mcamazingrace.com All teams must have four members. Register at https:// bit.ly/3ADfcuu Access the Arts: Rise and Shine Yoga in the Circle, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1322 Sharon Copley Road, Sharon Center. Donation class to benefit Access the Arts programs. Meet for brunch at Purposeful Eats in Marigold Wellness after yoga. Suggested donation: $15. Rain location: Sharon Center Town Hall, 6449 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Design My Yard Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon, 7220 Kennard Road, Seville. Bring photos of your yard and questions to get personalized advice from Karen Burke. Class size is limited and costs $25 per person. To RSVP call or text (330) 410-4680 Fall Native Plant Sale, through September 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. N.ern 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. http://www.trainweb.org/norm/ Baby Sensory Play, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sycamore Room N. and S., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Playtime, stories, and rhymes. Be sure to wear messy friendly clothes. Register at https://bit.ly/3TIPUUv Tales and Tails, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Therapy dogs visit the children’s area to be read to. Wizard’s Tower Escape Room, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Register at https://bit.ly/3eecZOw Harvesting and Preserving Herbs, 11 a.m. to noon, Oenslager Nature Center 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. A class on picking, drying, and freezing herbs. Register at https://bit.ly/3KwENte Monarch Tagging, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Catch and tag monarch butterflies to help contribute to the research on declining populations. To register, call (330) 722-9364. Spiders, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Learn about the different species of spiders native to the area and their amazing adaptations including their ability to spin silk. Main Street Wadsworth Live! Rumble on Main Street, doors open 3 p.m., event is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., N.W. parking lot behind Mosaic, 118 High Street, Wadsworth . Benefits Main Street Wadsworth. Family friendly professional wrestling event. Arn Anderson and Brock Anderson. Tickets $10 to $50 pre-event, increases by $5 per ticket day of event. Tickets and more information at https://bit.ly/3Tt5ALo S’more Paddling, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Chippewa Yacht Club, 5878 Longacre Lane, Chippewa Lake. Sunset paddle on Chippewa Lake followed by s’mores. Bring your own kayak, canoe, SUP, paddle, and life jacket. Life jackets must be worn during the paddle portion. Register at https://bit.ly/3KxVvJ4 Spirits of the Past, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tours leave from the Medina County Administration Building, 144 N. Broadway Street, Medina. Presented by the Medina

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Integrated Community Solutions September 1 through 30 Community residents display artistic talent. Highland Library 4160 Ridge Road, Medina Medina Spinning and Weaving Guild Show September 1 through 30 Lodi Library 635 Wooster Street, Lodi

Exploring Barns of Medina County September 5 through October 2 B. Smith Gallery Third Floor, Medina Library 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina photo by Tejas Prajapati

39th Annual Medina Needlework Guild Show September 17 through 18 Brunswick Library 3649 Center Road, Brunswick

County Arts Council, Medina Showbiz, and the Medina County Historical Society. Limited-size tour groups leave every 10 minutes. Enjoy an evening walk with stops along the way to listen to reenactments of scenarios from Medina’s past and portrayals of Medina’s past citizens. Ticket information at https://bit.ly/3zIgbrj Sunday, September 11 Make your Bed Day Fall Native Plant Sale, through September 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Butterfly Tagging and Release, noon to 1 p.m., 4613 Laurel Road, Brunswick. Learn about tagging and releasing butterflies. Snacks will be available for sale. For more information visit http://www.brunswickhistory.com Spiders, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Learn about the different species of spiders native to the area and their amazing adaptations including their ability to spin silk. Discovery Drop-In: Dragonflies, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Register by calling (330) 722-9364 ORMACO: Strauss Duo, Sounds of Seasons, 2 p.m., HeARTland, 8187 Camp Road, Homerville. Featuring violist Michael Isaac Strauss and cellist Cathleen Parlow Strauss. For more information call (419) 853-6016. Register at https://bit.ly/3CGN9gb Exhibits: Greeting Cards, Local History, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., 3314 Myers Road, Medina. Enjoy exhibits on local greeting cards from the 19th and 20th centuries. Lodi Railroad Museum, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 204 Railroad Street, Lodi. Lodi Railroad Museum welcomes the performance of Ted Riser and Band. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The museum opens at 12 p.m. and the performance begins at 2 p.m. All donations go directly to restoration of the museum. Dine with the Spirits, 4 p.m.Miss Molly’s Tea Room, 140 W. Washington Street, Medina. See the Spirits of the Past performances in dinner-theater setting. Watch reenactments of scenarios from Medina’s past and portrayals of Medina’s past citizens. Presented by the Medina County Arts Council, Medina Showbiz, and the Medina County Historical Society. Tickets are $29.95 and are available by calling 330-725-6830. Medina County Historical Society: Duck and Cover, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. General meeting for open to everyone. Ttopic is “Duck and Cover: AT&T Long Lines - The History of the Bell System and the Medina Underground Station.” Monday, September 12 Chocolate Milkshake Day American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick. https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg Monday Movie Matinee: “W. Side Story”, Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Makerspace Monday: Embroidery Machine, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Register at https://bit.ly/3cyX6lf One-on-One Tech Support, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street,


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M Brunswick 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, June 12 through October 2 Produce, consumables and crafts July 24: Christmas in July September 11: Butterfly release October 2: Canine Costume Contest Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road, Brunswick Call 330-441-0292 for more information. Medina 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May 7 through October 29 Produce, consumables, crafts, knife sharpening Cornerstone Chapel 3939 Granger Road, Medina Enter lot from Weymouth Road Vendor registration information at https://bit.ly/3MQSaFJ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 14 through October 15 Produce and consumables Medina Public Square Vendor registration information at https://bit.ly/3vLZY2W Seville 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May 28 through September 24 Produce, consumables and crafts Gazebo at Maria Stanhope Park, 73 W. Main Street, Seville Vendor registration information at https://bit.ly/3I5Az9l Wadsworth 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, June 11 through September 24 Produce, consumables and crafts Central Intermediate School, 151 Main Street, Wadsworth Vendor registration information at https://bit.ly/3r8trRd Seville. Register for a 30-minute session to review computer basics. Register at https://bit.ly/3B2z1g0 Beginning Sign Language, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Medina 1907 Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Register at https://bit.ly/3KBwWLc Edible Science, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Road, Lodi. Register at https://bit.ly/3QYP5oB Anglophiles United, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sycamore Room N. and S., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Games, trivia, and conversation for those interested in British culture. Coyotes on the Move, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Learn about the life and history of the coyote. Register at https://bit.ly/3pX0fOX Tuesday, September 13 Positive Thinking Day Senior Strides, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Schleman Nature Preserve, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Medina. A 1- to 2-mile walk for senior citizens. For more information, call (330) 722-9364 Fungi For Families, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Plum Creek Park S., 2500 Plum Creek Parkway, Brunswick Hills. This walk focuses on categories of mushrooms and is open to all ages. Register by calling (330) 722-9364 American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1605 Center Road, Hinckley. https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg Wills and Estate Planning, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Learn to plan for the future. Wednesday, September 14 National Food is Medicine Day Genealogy Discussion Group, noon to 1 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room 2B,

Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Top your ‘Za, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Pride Time, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Medina 1907 Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. LGBTQ+ community and allies come together to discuss movies, literature, and more. 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. Buying a Computer, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Register at https://bit.ly/3Q4QZmm Discover Your Local Health Department, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Room N. and S., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Register at https://bit.ly/ 3KCCTHz Wadsworth Area Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Learn about Medina County during the Civil War. Thursday, September 15 Make a Hat Day Community Nutrition Class, 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 246 N.land Drive, Medina. Every Thursday through September 15. Free nutrition classes for senior citizens hosted by Jennifer Wetzel. For more information visit http://www.mcooa.org/ or contact Jenny Kiousis at (330) 723-9514 or email at jakiousis@medinaco.org One-on-One Tech Support, noon to 1 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Register for a 30-minute session to review computer basics. Register at https://bit.ly/ 3CNWEKq Genealogy Slam, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., virtual with option of viewing at Medina Library. For more information and to register visit https://bit.ly/3TiHId8 Do It Yourself Polymer Clay Earrings, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Learn to make clay earrings. 30-minute bake time is required. Register at https://bit.ly/3ACRcaN Hands-Only CPR, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Learn to perform CPR, use an AED, and how to recognize sudden cardiac arrest. Class costs $25.00 per person. Register at https://bit.ly/3wEzCC0 A is For Acorn - Alphabet Adventure, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Play acorn games, complete acorn crafts, and even learn a bit of Spanish. Register at https://bit.ly/3CToOE1 Scribble Society, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Activity Room, Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Join in the discussion of all things writing. Participate in writing prompts, discussing current works in progress, and more! Virtual Zoom link is available upon request. This event is for teens and tweens. Register at https://bit.ly/ 3cCBt3v Spy School Science, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Community Room B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn about extracting DNA, cracking codes, and more. This program is for tweens. Register at https://bit.ly/3egmdcQ Friday, September 16 Guacamole Day American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, Medina. https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg Music and Movement, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Children will enjoy music, movement, and playing various musical instruments. Saturday, September 17 International Country Music Day K-9 Kapers, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Brunswick Lake Trail, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. This hike offers an opportunity for dog owners to socialize their pets with other dogs. All dogs must be accompanied by an adult and 8-foot non-retractable leash. Friends of MCDL Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Keep on Truckin, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Children of all ages can explore work vehicles up close. Register at https://bit.ly/ 3wElIj7 Friends of MCDL Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Fill a bag for $3, bag provided. Weymouth Lawn Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3314 Myers Road, Medina. Sales, music, crafts, food, and children’s games. Free parking, museum exhibits, and restrooms at the old Weymouth School. American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hinckley Fire Old Station, 1410 Ridge Road, Hinckley. https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg 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. Register at https://bit.ly/ 3OuxW54 N.ern 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. http://www.trainweb.org/norm/ Spiders, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Learn about the different species of spiders native to the area and their amazing adaptations including their ability to spin silk.


Joy of Medina County Magazine | September 2022 N.E.ern Ohio Live Steamers: ALL ABOARD, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lester Rail Trail, Lester Road 3654, Lester Road Medina. Train rides around a miniature railroad and station house. McDowell-Phillips House Museum Open House Tours, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 205 S. Prospect Street, Medina. Tours will be of eight to 10 people, starting every 20 minutes. First come, first served. No parking allowed on Blake Street. Admission is $10 adults, $9 historical society members and senior citizens, $7 for 7 to 18 years old, and no charge for those younger than 7 years old with hand-holding adult. COVID protocols will be followed. Benefit Spaghetti Dinner, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 6201 Lafayette Road, Medina. Dinner and dessert available for $15.00. All proceeds go directly to the Pritt family to help support Jason who has cystic fibrosis and is in need of a double transplant. For more information visit https://lafayetteumc.com/ Starry, Starry Nights at Letha House, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Letha House Lodge (W.), 5800 Richman Road, Chatham Township. View deep sky objects and planets up close using the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association’s telescopes. The observatory will be open for public viewing. To register call (330) 722-9364 Sunday, September 18 Rice Krispie Treat 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. Spiders, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Learn about the different species of spiders native to the area and their amazing adaptations including their ability to spin silk. Photography Workshop: Photo Composition Tips & Tricks, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Learn general rules about photo composition to make your pictures go from okay to great. Class costs $15.00 per person. Register at https://bit.ly/3e5Qwmp ORMACO and the Wadsworth Public Library: Live at the Library, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Featuring traditional Irish and Scottish music performed by Tiffany Schaefer, harp, and Jonathan Schaefer, local writer. The program is free, but registrations can be made by calling (419) 853-6016 or by visiting https://ormaco.org/z-jonathan-tiffany-schaefer/ Monday, September 19 International Talk Like a Pirate Day Colorful Crayon Prints, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Learn how to use crayons to make colorful prints. Beginning Sign Language, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Medina 1907 Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Introductory course to sign language. Register at https://bit.ly/3Rba5IG Wine Cork Pumpkin Decor, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 45 Center Street, Seville. Turn wine corks into fall decor. Register at https://bit.ly/3CP8mVf Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Room N. and S., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Alex Joyner shares information about the upcoming season. Register at https://bit.ly/3xbBaDZ Wadsworth Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Tuesday, September 20 Fruit Punch Day Adult Basic Education Classes, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Prepare for the GED or improve your math, reading, and writing skills. Classes are free. For more information call Project: LEARN at (330) 723-1314 Knitting and Crochet Circle, 10 a.m. to noon, Brunswick Hickory Room, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. 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 Banned Book Tasting, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Register at https://bit.ly/3KrQJN8 The Civil War Herb Lady of Ohio, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Road, Lodi. Learn the uses of herbs during the Civil War. Register at https://bit.ly/3BftJxC If You Give a Dog a Donut - Exploratory, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Tour the Computer Inside and Out, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Room N. and S., Brunswick Library, 3639 Center Road, Brunswick. Learn lingo and components of computer, inside and out. Wednesday, September 21 Miniature Golf Day Chocolate vs. Chocolate, 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m., Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina.Taste chocolate samples and vote for your favorite. S. 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. Do it Yourself Cat Toy, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Register at https://bit.ly/3TGZl6y Thursday, September 22 Hobbit Day Tales for Tots, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m to 2 p.m., Letha House Lodge (W.), 5800 Richman Road, Chatham Township. Learn about the need for seeds through a story and seed walk. For ages 3-6 with an adult. Register for 10 a.m. at https://bit.ly/ 3Qdyqwx and for 1 p.m. at https://bit.ly/3pUqMwc

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O A list of golf outings that benefit area non-profit organizations. To have your golf outing listed, send the information to joy@BlakeHousePublishing.com at least two months in advance. There is no such thing as too early, but there is too late. Contact the hosting golf course for pricing, registration and sponsorships. Fox Meadow Country Club 4260 Fox Meadow Drive, Medina 330-723-4653 Shale Creek Golf Course 5420 Wolff Road, Medina 330-723-8774 Weymouth Country Club 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina 330-725-6297

Monday, September 19 The Trinity Rose Foundation 16th Annual Golf Outing 9:30 a.m. Weymouth Country Club

Monday, September 26

The Society’s 10th Annual Golf Outing 10 a.m. Shale Creek Golf Club https://tinyurl.com/5y37zkrn 2nd Annual Bill Harrington Memorial Golf Outing 11 a.m. Benefits: Habitat for Humanity Weymouth Country Club 2022 Sandler Training Charity Golf Outing 12:30 p.m. Benefits: Operation New Uniform for Veterans Fox Meadow Country Club http://tinyurl.com/bdh2akhh One-on-One Tech Support, noon. to 1 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Register for a 30-minute session to review computer basics. Register at https://bit.ly/3qcFlLA Alien Adventure, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Create a flying saucer with your own alien inside. Register at https://bit.ly/3CTkbK9 Hobbit Birthday Party, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Celebrate Frodo and Bilbo Baggins’ birthday with snacks and trivia. Register at https://bit.ly/3QaV0FS Pumpkin Garland, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Road, Lodi. Create a pumpkin garland with yarn and twine. Register at https://bit.ly/ 3q8Ot43 Savor the Flavor of Autumn, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sycamore Room N. and S., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick Meditation and Journaling for Creativity, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., virtual through zoom. Dr. Madhu Wangu teaches about how twenty minutes of meditation a day can positively impact your physical and mental health. Register at https://bit.ly/3pQWKcD Forest Therapy Walk, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Letha House Park E., 5745 Richman Road, Chatham Township. Join Jason the Whisper Shifter for a relaxing forest therapy walk. Register at https://bit.ly/3cvHFKC Friday, September 23 Checkers Day Medina County Trike and Bike Ride, 5:30 a.m. registration; 6 p.m., ride starts; Brunswick Middle School, 1483 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Community ride for children aged 3 to 12. Funds raised support pediatric cancer research at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Register at https://bit.ly/3IWRfSw American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina United Methodist Church, 4747 Foote Road, Medina. https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg Saturday, September 24 Punctuation Day Basket Weaving 101: Patriotic Basket, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Oenslager Nature Center 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Cost is $25.00 per basket. Registration is required.


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D A list of runs and walks that benefit area non-profit organizations. To have your run listed, send the information to joy@blakehousepublishing.com at least two months in advance. There is no such thing as too early, but there is too late.

Saturday, September 10

The Amazing Race, hosted by the Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance. For more details, go to http://tinyurl.com/ycx5p2ne

Sunday, September 11 through Sunday, October 16, 2022

Healthy Kids Running Series: Brunswick, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road, Brunswick. Each run has a variety of distances. For fees, registration and more information, go to https://bit.ly/3tWhiCi

Sunday, September 11

Tunnel to Towers 5k Run and Walk 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Public Square, Medina. Benefits Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. For more information: http:// tinyurl.com/3zaewxmk

Saturday, September 17

Un Run, 1 p.m. at Sully’s Irish Pub, 117 W. Liberty Street, Medina; 3 p.m. at Lager Heads Brewing Company and Tap Room, 325 W. Smith Road, Medina. Benefits Medina County Library District summer reading program. Halfmile trek, free beer and snacks, medal at finish line. To register and for more information, go to https:// bit.ly/3cAe9mr It’s a Fair Day to Run, 9 a.m., 1 mile and 5K, 720 W. Smith, Medina. For more information and registration, go to https:// tinyurl.com/k2dsfm63

Sunday, September 18

Harvest Walk and 5K Run, 7:30 a.m. registration and check-in, 9 a.m. kick-off, Mapleside Farms, Brunswick. Benefits the Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Inc. Awards ceremony. For more information, fees and registration, go to https:// tinyurl.com/2p9yyuyv Race with Grace, 9 a.m., Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital, 1000 E. Washington Street, Medina. For more information, fees and registration, go to http:// tinyurl.com/26429ux9

Saturday, September 25

Medina County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 8:30 a.m. entry, 9:30 a.m. ceremony, 9:45 a.m. walk starts, Uptown Park, Public Square, Medina. For more information, call Julie Mostov, 216-470-1771.

Saturday, October 22

Paws for the Cause 5k and 1 mile, 7:30 a.m. registration, race starts 9 a.m., Public Square, Medina. Benefits Medina County Society for the Prevention of the Cruelty to Animals. https://tinyurl.com/ 26nu82bj

Saturday, October 29

The T-Strong Fall Dash 5k and 1 mile, 9 a.m., Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Medina. Benefits children fighting cancer in Northeast Ohio. For more information and registration, go to https://tinyurl.com/ybeed85t

To register call Emily at (573) 694-4126 or email at basketmakingfriends@gmail.com by September 3. American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mark Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Street, Brunswick. https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg IPhone Photography Workshop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Register at https://bit.ly/3RAuQ0j Pigeon’s Rollercoaster Party, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sycamore Room N. and S., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Celebrate the release of Mo Willems neW. book. Register at https://bit.ly/3KNm0dw N.ern Ohio Railway Museum Streetcar Rides, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 5515 Buffham Road, Seville. Last day.. 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. http:// www.trainweb.org/norm/ Meet the Pollinators, 11 a.m. to noon, Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Learn about the metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly. Register at https://bit.ly/3cQ5EV2 Sunday, September 25 Comic Book Day Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Spiders, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Allardale Park 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Learn about different species of spiders local to the area and

Monday, September 26 Love Note Day American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Root Candles, 640 Liberty Street, Medina. https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg Mindful Monday, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sycamore Room N. and S., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Explore an activity to promote and inspire calm in daily life. One-on-One Tech Support, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Register for a 30-minute session to review computer basics. Register at https://bit.ly/3RuhOle Beginning Sign Language, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Medina 1907 Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Introductory course to sign language. Register at https://bit.ly/3REenYS Stuffed Animal Taxidermy, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Register at https://bit.ly/3coSyxT Let’s Explore: Trees, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Learn about trees, their importance, and how to identify them. Register at https://bit.ly/3AREKUy Tuesday, September 27 Crush a Can Day Card Making, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sycamore Room N. and S., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Create 5 cards. $15 fee payable to presenter at the start of the class. Bring scissors and adhesive. Register at https://bit.ly/3TKTP35 An Apple A Day Gala, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Make apple crafts and taste test different apples. Register at https://bit.ly/3eidaIx Managing Hypertension, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sycamore Room N. and S., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Register at https://bit.ly/3CYlEPw Otaku Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Medina 1907 Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. View and discuss anime, learn about Japanese culture, and do geek crafts. Cosplay welcome. Register at https://bit.ly/3wRB83R Unicorn Party, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Register at https://bit.ly/3q9aW0M Wednesday, September 28 Good Neighbor Day American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Seville United Methodist Church, 74 W. Main Street, Seville https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg Art for Homeschoolers, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Learn about the life of Joseph Stella, an Italian born American futuristic painter. Make art inspired by his style. Warm up Medina County, 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Create fleece blankets and scarves to help warm up Medina County. This event is for grades 6-12. S. 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. Fairy Potions, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Make your own miniature fairy potions. This event is for grades 2-7. Register at https://bit.ly/ 3QhCuvt Beginning Family History, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn how to research your family history in six easy steps. Register at https://bit.ly/3wDrd1K The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Room N. and S., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Discover the 140 year history of The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Thursday, September 29 National Day of Belongingness Discover Your Local Health Department, 11 a.m. to noon, Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Road, Lodi. Register at https://bit.ly/3enoTFV American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick. https://rcblood.org/32i1sbg History of Palmistry, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Discover the history of palm reading. Register at https://bit.ly/ 3D1yqfU Meet Jess Montgomery, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Meet Jess Montgomery, the author behind the Kinship historical mystery series with a book sale and signing to follow. Register at https://bit.ly/3cStbo5 Navigating the Medicare Maze - Medicare 101, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Register at https://bit.ly/3QfcDEv Friday, September 30 Hot Mulled Cider Day


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