Bay Village civic groups plan spring and summer events

The Bay Village Community Council met on March 22 to share news and notes about their upcoming activities. Here are some of the highlights. 

American Legion Post #385 announced its delegates for the Buckeye Boys and Girls State program for 2017. The Bay High School juniors are Connor Flynn, C J Hyland, Maggie Williams and Morgan Jackson. They will be part of a nine-day program that is an in-depth study of city, county and state government, where campaigning is an important part of the government process.   Each delegate will have the opportunity to run for elected office in the simulated governments. The daily activities follow an intense schedule from early morning to late evening. In the fall the students will visit both the Legion and Kiwanis and tell of their experiences. The Bay Legion has been sponsoring these programs for over 40 years.

Bay Village Community Theater has begun their 2017 “All the World’s a Stage[d Reading]” series. Readings are planned for May, July, September, November and possibly December. They are expanding their Staged Reading group and taking it to other venues besides their current sites: Mojo’s Coffee and O’Neill Healthcare Bay Village. If you are interested in their group performing a staged reading for you, contact John Hnat at

Bay Village Historical Society is holding its 48th annual “Cahoon in June” fine crafts, collectibles and antiques event June 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Cahoon Memorial Park. Again this year, the Bay Village Historical Society is partnering with other community organizations for "Destination Bay.” Transportation will run between venues. Admission to Cahoon in June is free. There will be a Civil War re-enactment in the park, and a display of antique cars, as well as musical entertainment. Culinary artisans from the Cleveland Culinary Launch Kitchen will have a presence, selling their Northeast Ohio-made products. There will also be food concessions. Interested community groups are invited to set up tables free of charge. They are also accepting vendor applications.  Contact Cynthia Eakin at 216-213-0312 to reserve a space. Proceeds from this event support the Rose Hill Museum, the Reuben Osborn Learning Center and student scholarships.

Bay Village Garden Club is in the process of planning spring plantings in the Village including an overhaul of the Gazebo garden beds.

Bay Village Foundation Grants Committee will meet April 6 to review the nine applications they received from 501(c)(3) organizations. Recommendations on grants/amounts will be presented to the board and applicants will be notified of the Board's decision by mid-April. Winners will be announced and checks will be awarded at the annual Memorial Day Service.

"Back to Bay's Future," a 1960's themed evening of fun, will be held Saturday, April 29, 6 p.m., at the Lakewood Country Club in Westlake. It is a fundraiser to benefit the restoration of the Bay Historic District in Cahoon Park – primarily the Community House. Ticket are $100 each and registration forms are available at City Hall. For information is available in the events calendar at

Bay Village League of Women Voters is looking for volunteers to sell tickets and count money at Bay Days this year. If interested, contact Claire Banasiak, The chapter now has a Facebook page, search under LWVBV.

Bay Village Library has just published their Spring Program Guide For more details go to Highlights include: Celebrating Spring Break Week with something fun each afternoon for many families on staycation and Container Gardening with a master gardener on Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m. The Friends of the Library Book Sale will run April 22-25 and the Friends are now selling Red Cedar Coffee, available at the check-out desk in the branch.

BAYarts  announced these summer events: Art + Music Festival 2017 on June 17, 10-4 p.m.; Farm + Art Markets every Thursday 5-8 p.m., starting June 15; Summer Concert series begins June 12. Go to for more details.

Lake Erie Nature and Science Center will host "Eggstravaganza!" on April 8, 9, 14 and 15. Learn about eggs, bunnies and things about spring. This educational program includes a small, kid-friendly egg hunt with allergy-conscious take-homes. For children ages 1-8 years with an adult, $7/child. April 29 will be "Birds of Lake Erie Day." The day will be filled with programs and activities for all ages, including wildlife presentations on rehabilitating avian species, a planetarium program discussing the effects of light pollution, a bird hike through Huntington Reservation and live animal encounters. For adults and families with children ages 10+, $5/person. May 6 will be Family Fishing Day. Learn about the basics at the Center: equipment, how to cast, where to fish and what kind of fish you’ll catch. Then head to Lake Erie to throw your line in the water. All equipment will be provided. For families with children ages 5+, $7/person. Go to for more details and more activities.

Village Project is finalizing its plans for their "Project Pedal" fundraiser. It will be held June 17 at 8:30 a.m. as part of Destination Bay. There will be routes for all ages and experience. Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit for details.

The next meeting of the Bay Village Community Council will be at the Bay Village Library on Wednesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. Representatives from Bay Village's nonprofit and civic groups are invited to attend to share ideas and event schedules and promote their activities.  

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 9:23 AM, 04.04.2017