Bay Village civic groups planning fun summer events

The Bay Village Community Council met on May 10 to share news and notes about their upcoming activities. Here are some of the highlights. It's going to be a busy summer in Bay!

Bay Village Community Theater has finalized their 2017 Staged Reading Series. On May 20 and 21 they will perform “The Twelve Pound Look” by JM Barrie. On July 15 and 16 they will present excerpts from “Inherit the Wind.” Saturday performances are held at 2 p.m. at O’Neill Healthcare Bay Village and Sunday performances will be at Mojo’s Coffee at 6 p.m.

The Bay Village Education Foundation announced that the 14th annual Tri-Bay Golf Classic will be held, on Friday, July 14, at Sweet Briar in Avon Lake. Proceeds support the Bay Alumni Foundation, the Bay Village Education Foundation and the Bay Rockets Athletic Boosters. The tournament is open to the public. Visit for more information.

The Bay Village Historical Society's 48th annual “Cahoon in June” fine crafts, collectibles and antiques event is Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Cahoon Memorial Park. Again this year, the Historical Society is partnering with other community organizations on “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, and 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. 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. Membership in the Bay Village Historical Society is open to anyone in the community interested in keeping history alive. Families are welcome. Call 440-871-7338 for membership details.

The Bay Village Foundation grants committee announced awards to these Bay Village organizations: the Bay Village Green Team, Village Project, Youth Challenge, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, Destination Bay and the Bay Village Historical Society. Awards and checks will be distributed at the Memorial Day celebration at the Cahoon Park walking track immediately following the Memorial Day parade. 

The Bay Village Garden Club is in the process of planning spring plantings, including an overhaul of the Cahoon Park Gazebo garden beds and the "Welcome to Bay Village" planters. 

The Bay Village Green Team is recruiting volunteers to work at Friday and Saturday Cleveland Indians home games at Progressive Field beginning Memorial Day weekend. As a Green Team volunteer, you'll collect recyclable bottles and cans from fans between innings. Volunteers help to promote recycling, reduce landfill waste, and raise money for the Bay Village Green Team. Please contact Jenny Hartzell for more information,

The Bay Village Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Academic Achievement Awards Night at Bay High School on Tuesday, May 30, 7 p.m. The club is providing $15,000 in scholarships this year. Paul Koomar, Kiwanis member and mayor of Bay Village, will be the master of ceremonies.  Bay Days will be held Friday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 4 (closed on Sunday, July 2). More details to come.

The Bay Village League of Women Voters will welcome guest speaker Chris Glassburn from Project Govern to their Thursday, June 1, meeting at the Bay Village library. A short business meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with the speaker following at 7:15. The topic will be gerrymandering. All are welcome to attend.

The Bay Village Library has a lot of great activities planned for the summer. Highlights include the Summer Reading Game, Library Summer Camps and storytimes (starting June 5). Pick up a Summer Program Guide at the branch or find a full listing of programs at The annual Ice Cream Social will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 6-8 p.m. Stop by for a free scoop (or two!) of Mitchell’s Ice Cream courtesy of the Friends of the Bay Village Library. And on June 17, the library will celebrate Destination Bay with Outback Ray performing his exotic animal show at the library at 2:30 p.m. 

The Bay Village Men's Club will be celebrating its centennial year with a catered steak dinner and dance at the Clifton Beach Club in July. All past and current members are encouraged to attend. They will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships at the Kiwanis awards ceremony on May 30. The recipients are Mikayla Nemeta and Christopher Gepperth. The last meeting of the 2016/2017 season will be Thursday, June 1, with a golf outing at Avon Oaks Country Club then a pig roast at the Bay Lodge. The two scholarship winners will also be honored that evening. The Bay Men’s Club is open to all area men. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month at the Bay Lodge. For more information on membership or events, call 216-386-5997.

The Bay Village PTA Council will hold its eighth annual "May in Bay" 5K walk/run and 1K fun run on Saturday, May 27. Go to the race website for details,

The Bay Village Women's Club and Foundation will meet on Thursday, June 8, noon, in the Community Room at the Police Station for a "Pot-a-Plant" potluck luncheon. Bring a salad or dessert for 10 and a pot or hanging basket with dirt. After lunch, flowers will be provided for you to create your own beautiful planter to take home and enjoy. This event is free and is open to the public. Call Nancy at 440-334-7539 for more information.

Lake Erie Nature and Science Center has planned great summer events for kids and adults. They include: Telescope Evening, Bird Hike with Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society, Daddy & Me for fathers and their children ages 0–7, Busy Bees, Family Campout Night, Family Astronomy: Rocket, Live at the Telescope Night, Family Picnic Night and Perseid Meteor Shower Night. Go to for more details and activities. "Nature’s Night Out: A Benefit for Lake Erie Nature & Science Center," will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. Details will be announced soon.

Village Bike Coop will participate in the BAYarts Community Bike Fair on Saturday, May 20, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. There will be bike crafts, light sets, giveaways, T-shirts and free safety checks. Donations of all types of bicycles and bike equipment are always welcome.

The next meeting of the Bay Village Community Council will be at the Bay Village Library on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. Representatives from Bay Village's nonprofit and civic groups are invited to attend to share ideas, event schedules and promote to their activities. If your group wants to join, please email Tara Wendell at for more information.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 9:38 AM, 05.16.2017