Bay Village civic groups announce plans for holiday fun

The Bay Village Community Council met on Nov. 14 to discuss their groups' upcoming events. Here are some highlights. 

The Bay Village Educational Foundation  will hold a fundraiser on Jan. 26 called Celebrating Opportunities. Tickets are $75. Go to their website for more details,

The Bay Village Foundation's Annual Drive mailing was sent to all Bay Village residents and some outside of Bay. With the community’s ongoing support, the BVF will continue to invest in our community, and make it an even better place to live for generations to come. Donations to the Bay Village Foundation help support our activities aimed at preserving the quality of life in Bay Village. All donations are 100% tax deductible and go to support The Bay Village Foundation projects.  Their Grants Committee is accepting applications from nonprofit community groups for 2020 grants. These grants are awarded based on their ability to help improve life in Bay Village. Community groups are encouraged to submit an application, available on the Foundation’s website. Applications are due Feb. 29. For more information visit

The Bay Village Garden Club's "Greening" workshops will take place at Bay United Methodist Church on Dec. 3 and 4. Participants may make a lovely live holiday decoration for $35 each. The club provides the greens, accessories, ribbons, decorations, instructions and assistance. Registration forms are found at Proceeds are used for civic beautification around Bay Village.

The Bay Village PTA Council's Scholarship Auction, "Back to the '80s" will be held Saturday, Nov. 23. For details, visit

Bay Village Women's Club and Foundation is selling afghans (blue, red and green, $45), double-deck playing cards ($15) and Cat's Meow water towers ($12) in time for Christmas. Call Nancy at 440-334-7539 or Marilyn at 440-892-4344 to purchase them. Please put March 7 and 8 on your 2020 calendars for our 51st annual Antique Show held at Bay High School.

Martha Devotion Huntington Chapter, DAR is participating in a Wreaths Across America fundraiser. Wreaths Across America will place donated wreaths on the graves of veterans at our local Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, in Rittman (near Medina) on Dec. 14. The wreaths cost $15 each. The Chapter will receive $5 per wreath to be used to help local veterans. The wreaths can be purchased at, via the "Donate" tab. Use the  "Sponsor through a local fundraising group tab" and enter OH0132P or Martha Devotion Huntington to sponsor your wreaths. Chapter members will either participate in the wreath laying or the wreath removal.

The Village Bike Cooperative's Fix it Forward program continues with donations of refurbished bikes to Salvation Army and other charities. On Dec. 18, more than 30 bikes will be delivered to the Salvation Army for their Holiday Toy Drive. Although VBC cannot accept bicycle donations at this time due to storage limitations, Open Shop will continue during the winter months. Dates/times can be found on Stop by to explore volunteer options, get bike repair advice and enjoy the workshop!

The next meeting of the Bay Village Community Council will be Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the Bay Village Library. Representatives of Bay Village's nonprofit and civic groups are invited to attend to share ideas and event schedules and promote their ideas.

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Volume 11, Issue 22, Posted 9:25 AM, 11.19.2019