Bay Village civic groups plan fall fun

The Bay Village Community Council met on Sept. 6 to share news and notes about their upcoming activities. It's going to be a busy fall in Bay; here are some of the highlights:

A Community-Wide Garage Sale to benefit hurricane victims is being planned for Oct. 6 and 7 at the Bay Way Cabin. The planners are looking for volunteers and donations. More details will be published soon. For more information, contact Annie Nock at 330-620-7931,

American Legion Post #385 recently recognized scouts Nikolas Hokky and Shawn Simko of Troop 151 at St. Raphael, who earned their Eagle Scout awards. In October, post members will attend Bethesda on the Bay Lutheran Church to congratulate Troop 41's Matthew Gantzer, Dennis Moore lll and Dennis Risch on becoming Eagle Scouts. The Legion presents a Good Citizenship Certificate to each boy and an American flag to their parents.

Bay Athletic Boosters will accept donations of used items at their "Great Closet Clean Out" Oct. 6-8 at the high school and middle school. For more information on Bay Boosters and sports go to

Bay Village Community Theater will present "The Dining Room" on Sept. 22, 23, 29, 30 and Oct. 1 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Tickets are available at A joint fundraiser with Clague Playhouse will be held at the Oct. 21 performances of “Two Mediums at Large.” Tickets are $25; available at or 440-331-0403.

Bay Village Education Foundation is accepting grant applications from current Bay Village teachers, staff members and students for funding for activities or projects that directly benefit students enrolled in the Bay Village City Schools. The deadline to submit is Sept. 22. In the past 30 years, the BVEF has awarded over $225,000 in grants to fund programs that have enhanced enthusiasm for learning in Bay schools. For more information, visit

Bay Village Green Team needs volunteers to collect cans and bottles from fans the Indians home games on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30. Anyone interested in participating may contact The team purchased a water bottle refilling station for City Hall. Their next meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the BVPD Community Room.

Bay Village Kiwanis Club is working with the Bay Village Police to get more bicycles registered by offering a prize to a random registrant. Free bike registration is available at both the Village Bicycle Cooperative and at the Bay Village Police Station.

Bay Village League of Women Voters is partnering with the Observer on a Voter Guide in the Oct. 3 issue. They will be hosting a Candidates Forum on Oct. 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bay High Auditorium. Candidates for mayor, City Council president, City Council-at-large and City Council from all 4 wards will be available to answer questions from the audience. The League is partnering with the Fair Districts = Fair Elections Coalition to put a proposed constitutional amendment on next year’s ballot to help stop partisan congressional gerrymandering. Petitions are being circulated; for more information or to volunteer, visit

Bay Village Library has their new fall program guides, listing all the programs and services of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Stop in for your copy or go to for full program details. 

Bay Village PTA Council announced that the middle school magazine drive starts Sept. 27 and raises funds for a school trip to Washington, D.C. The Homecoming Parade and Rocket Cook Out $5 Meal Deal sponsored by Bay High PTA is Sept. 27. The Early Childhood PTA's Homes Tour will be Nov. 11. The 30th Annual Scholarship Auction at Copper Cup will Nov. 18.

BAYarts will host ARToberfest on Oct. 20, 7-11 p.m. This intimate party for 21 & over will feature bonfires, great food, drinks and live music. Go to for tickets. 

Lake Erie Nature and Science Center Women's Board will hold their annual fundraiser, a production of "Christmas at the Wiley Diner," on Dec. 10, 8 p.m. at Clague Playhouse. Find tickets at

Martha Devotion Huntington Chapter, DAR announced that the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution is accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information, go to The chapter, based in Bay Village, is looking for new members. The DAR 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

VFW Post 9693 reminds residents that Veterans Day is Nov. 11.

Village Project will hold a new volunteer information meeting on Oct. 24 from 7-8 p.m. The "Project Leaf" annual fundraiser is Nov. 4. The event helps VP raise funds by raking yards for donations. Volunteers may register online. Reservations for those who would like their yards raked can be made beginning Oct. 2. Go to or call 440-348-9401 to volunteer or get more information.  

The next meeting of the Bay Village Community Council will be Wednesday, Nov. 15, 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 9, Issue 18, Posted 10:20 AM, 09.19.2017