Bay Village civic groups discuss fall plans
he Bay Village Community Council, an assembly of representatives from many of the city’s civic groups and nonprofit organizations, met on Sept. 18 to share news and notes about upcoming events. Here are some highlights.
American Legion Post #385 will be providing prize bingo for hospitalized veterans at the Wade Park Veterans Hospital on Oct. 7 and Nov. 4. They have done this for many years with the assistance of the Military Support Group from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Westlake. On Oct. 11, a representative of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will visit our regular meeting and discuss the many services offered by the Cleveland VA. On Nov. 8, the Post will celebrate Veterans Day at our regular meeting, following our semi-annual retirement of old, torn or faded flags.
The Bay Village Garden Club meets the fourth Monday of the month at 11:30 at Bay Methodist Church for lunch and a speaker. Their only fundraiser is the Christmas Greening Workshop on Dec. 3 and 4. Participants purchase kits of greens and accessories and receive instructions in a class to make a lovely holiday decoration. Funds raised are used to purchase plantings for the city at the Gazebo, City Hall and the welcome signs at each entrance to Bay Village and the pots on Dover Center.
The Bay Village Green Team's next quarterly meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m., in the Huntington Beach pavilion.
VFW Post 9693 will host a veterans luncheon and Honor Wall update ceremony at the Dwyer Center on Friday, Nov. 8.
The Village Bicycle Cooperative is unable to accept bicycle donations through October because of lack of storage due to construction at the Community House. VBC will be hold Open Shop hours, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays, throughout the fall. Visit villagebicycle.org for times and details. VBC will be ramping up for Fix-It-Forward this fall, refurbishing bikes for donation to Salvation Army and other charities.
The Bay Village League of Women Voters has purchased a license for Voter Girl, an exciting program that works with Girl Scout troops to train young girls in what it means to be a voter. The Bay chapter has been working with other leagues to set up voter registration initiatives in under-served areas of Cuyahoga County. The 100th anniversary of the Women's Suffrage Movement is in 2020. Groups interesting in having a League member speak at their meeting may contact email@example.com.
Bay Village Library will host "Shelter Dog Maker," where attendees make a no-sew fleece blanket for a shelter dog, on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. Other interesting programs include a Zero Waste program for sustainable lifestyles on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m., and an Ohio POW camps program on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. See cuyahogalibrary.org or pick up a Program Guide for a full list of programs.
The DAR Martha Devotion Huntington Chapter, based in Bay Village, is looking for new members. The Daughters of the American Revolution is a national service organization open to any woman, 18 years or older, who can prove lineal decent from a patriot of the American Revolution. Members support community service, preserving history, educating children, as well as honoring and supporting those who serve our nation. For more information, contact Mary Kay Wilson at MKW50@yahoo.com. The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR, is accepting scholarship applications for the 2020 academic year. The NSDAR awards scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. For more information, go to dar.org/national-society/scholarships.
The Bay Village Kiwanis Club will be sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at Bay Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Key Club will report on their trip to the Thirst Project Legacy Summit at Pepperdine University at the Kiwanis meeting on Oct. 15. Christmas tree sales begin Nov. 29 in Cahoon Park. The Bay Kiwanis Foundation approved purchasing two Clevertouch boards for the Bay Village City School District.
Bay Village PTA Council will hold its Scholarship Auction on Nov. 23 at Wagner’s of Westlake. BVECPTA’s “Santa Shop” at Bay Presbyterian Church wll be on Dec. 7, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center Women's Board meets the third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon at the Center for “Teacher’s Pet,” where members work on crafts for children’s classes and programs. The meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at noon at LENSC will feature Christine Barnett, LENSC Wildlife Program Specialist, on the life of a bee. The board's Clague Playhouse Benefit is a matinee performance of "The Christmas Express" on Dec. 8. Appetizers and beverages served before the performance. Tickets are $30.
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will host its annual Halloween Celebration & Hayride for all ages on Friday, Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m. Put on your costume and trick-or-treat through our Wildlife Gardens! Make a Halloween craft, hop on a hayride and view the stars at a family-friendly holiday show in Schuele Planetarium. We'll provide dinner so you can relax by a crackling fireplace at this non-scary celebration. Hayrides run rain or shine. Fee: $15/adults; $10/child ages 2 and up; children 1 and under are free (includes dinner).
The Bay Village Foundation’s annual run has a new twist this year with the renaming of the event as the Scaredy Cat Run/Walk. Scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Bay Middle School, the event is for all ages with terrific prizes! Pre-registration is $20 at bayvillagefoundation.org, race day registration is $25 (cash or check only).
The Bay Village Historical Society's next potluck program will be on Nov. 21 in the Bay Lodge.
The Bay Village Men's Club kicked off its 103rd year in September at the Bay Lodge with a cookout and Mayor Paul Koomar’s presentation of his state-of-the-city address. The October meeting will feature a perch and walleye feast donated by the membership and a yet-to-be-named speaker. The club is open to all men from Bay Village and adjacent communities. They meet the first Thursday of the month, September through June, at the Bay Lodge. Dues are $60 per year, or $50 for seniors. Call 216-386-5997 for more information or check out the club’s Facebook page.
The Bay Village Women's Club and Foundation's meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17, will feature guest speaker Jessica Breslin discussing all the things that are available at our current library and what to look forward to in our new library. They will be meeting in the Bay Lodge at 12:30 p.m. and have a wine and cheese as a special treat. The Christmas luncheon will be held on Dec. 5 at Westwood Country Club.
Village Project will host a Breast Thermography Class on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7-8 p.m., with guest host Dr. Casen DeMaria at the Village Project, 27378 W. Oviatt Rd. Cost: Free with suggested donation of one item from “Most Needed Donations” List (see ourvillageproject.com for details). Whatever age you are, it is never too soon or too late to have a strategy to keep your breasts healthy. Learn how to support your hormonal system by using simple strategies. Monthly cooking classes are held with a registered and licensed dietitian; cost is $50, learn more on the Village Project website.