Make Bay Village your destination on June 18

Do you want arts, crafts, antiques, music, bicycling, great food and family-style fun? Then, “Destination Bay” is the answer.

Once again, a number of Bay Village organizations are teaming up to provide a unique community experience under the umbrella of Destination Bay.  This full day of family friendly events takes place on Saturday, June 18, all around the city.

Free shuttle transportation to all Destination Bay locations will be available, courtesy of O’Neill Healthcare.

This year, visitors to any of the Destination Bay locations will have a chance to win prizes! Pick up a Walgreens “passport to fitness” at one of the venues and have it stamped as you travel between the events.

Cahoon in June
Admission to Cahoon in June is free again this year. The annual fine crafts, collectibles and antiques event is June 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Cahoon Memorial Park.
There will be a Civil War encampment in the park from the members of the 195th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and a display of antique cars. Musical entertainment in the gazebo begins at 10 a.m., with a performance by Chip Richter. The True North Big Band, a 17-piece ensemble, takes the stage at 11 a.m., followed by  Chris Pritchard and Dave Speaker playing classic rock from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Culinary artisans from the Cleveland Culinary Launch Kitchen will have a presence, selling their Northeast Ohio-made products. Food concessions will include the Ironwood Café, Island Delights, Pierogi Palace, and Bob Evans.

Bay Village Library
The Bay Village Branch Library has joined in the Destination Bay fun this year at Cahoon Memorial Park. Stop by from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to sign up for the library’s Summer Reading Game and make a cool baseball craft! Giveaways and great reads for grown-ups will be available while supplies last. Fancy face painting will be available for $1.
At 10 a.m.,The Friends of the Bay Village Library are sponsoring the opening musical act for Cahoon in June. Chip Richter will delight folks of all ages with an interactive family concert on the gazebo stage!
At 11 a.m. join us at the library table for stories!

Walk the green BAYarts campus as they present rows of over 70 vendors offering items like handmade jewelry, cupcakes, fairy gardens, personally crafted purses, watercolors, photography, fine woodworking, sea glass art and more. Concessions: Sweet Melissa’s, the Brat Boys and Piccadilly Creamery. Live music is provided by Rey Cintron’s Rice & Beans band. This event is entirely FREE and dog-friendly.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
In addition to our daily free admission, for Destination Bay, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will be providing planetarium and animal programs at absolutely no charge. Events include:
10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. EDventures with Animals program for all ages
• 11:00 a.m.  Twinkle Tots  Planetarium program for ages 0-3
• 11:30 a.m. Stellar Stars Planetarium program for ages 3-7
• 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.  Family Adventures in Space Planetarium program for all ages
• 1:00 p.m. You-niverse Planetarium program for all ages
• 2:30 p.m.  Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast Planetarium program for ages 4-12
The Center’s exhibits and wildlife gardens will be available from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Bay Fire Department
Everyone is invited to come and join us for a day of fun in the sun at the Fire Station! We’ll have refreshments, tours of the fire trucks, fire safety information, and the chance for kids to shoot water from a real fire hose!

Project Pedal
Project Pedal is back and better than ever!  Join us for biking, food vendors, pie throw, balloon launch, crafts, facepainting, live music and more!
Help us reach our goal of raising $40,000 and registering 500 riders!  
Funds will assist us in expanding cooking days from two to four per week, allowing us to double the number of people we serve.  
Create your own fundraising pages and compete to win prizes.  Raise funds individually or as a team.
For more information and to register:

Village Bicycle Cooperative
Pedal on over to the Village Bicycle Cooperative for a fun art project to take home, made from recycled bike parts! Or check out some bikes geared up for adventuring and learn how you can BIKE MORE & drive less. Our knowledgeable mechanics will also be on hand to answer any questions or offer support on bike repairs. We have a full bike shop available for use by the community and would like to help you grow as a bike mechanic with some hands on experience!

Walgreens is very excited to be a healthy destination for this year’s Destination Bay.  We will have a table set up in Cahoon Park to be a healthy and fun destination for everyone visiting.  
We have organized a walk where participants can enter to win an activity tracker and other great prizes.  
You can pick up your passport to fitness at any of the locations highlighted with Destination Bay the day of the event.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 10:15 AM, 06.07.2016