Bay Village civic groups are planning big fun for spring

The Bay Village Community Council met on Jan. 24 to discuss their groups' exciting spring events. They also announced the 2018 winners for Bay Village Citizen of the Year, Cathy Flament, and the Bay Village Project of the Year, the Community Wide Yard Sale to benefit hurricane relief. Planning is underway for the Award Reception.

Bay Athletic Boosters Association is looking for major donors to help with construction costs of phase II of the athletic field renovation which includes new locker rooms, restrooms and a new, efficient concession stand. Their Snoball Run is Feb. 17. Registration information is available at

Bay Village Community Theater continues its "All the World's a Stage[d Reading] Series with performances of Robert Anderson's "I'm Herbert" and "Footsteps of Doves." The performances will be held on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at O'Neill Healthcare and on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Bay Village Community House. Both are free and open to the public. 

Bay Village Historical Society's Feb. 15 potluck dinner program will be “To Conserve and Preserve: Cleveland Metroparks History 101," presented by Judy MacKeigan. For details, contact

Bay Village Kiwanis Club will hold their spring pancake breakfast at Bay Middle School on Sunday, March 18.  

Bay Village League of Women Voters member Cynthia White is looking to speak to interested Bay groups about the non-partisan petition drive to end gerrymandering. More than half of the 305,000 signatures needed to put a measure on the November ballot have been collected. To arrange a time for her to speak to your group about the measure and an opportunity to sign the petition, email 

Bay Village Library's Winter Program Guide is available with details on programming through the end of February. For a full listing of library events, visit  

Bay Village PTA Council will be celebrating all volunteers in Bay Village PTAs on Founders Day, Feb. 22.    

Bay Village Women's Club and Foundation's February program “Think Baseball” will be held in the  Community Room of the Police Station on Feb. 8, 12:30 p.m. Lake Erie Crushers owner Tom Kramig will describe the rewards and challenges of owning the team, the life of a player, and the fun events at the ballpark. Free and open to the public. Their annual Antiques & Vintage Show with a special Doll House Display will be held March 3-4 at Bay High School. A $5 donation funds scholarships for Bay High seniors.  

BAYarts is working on renovating the former Huntington Playhouse. A fundraiser, called "Encore," is being planned for April 28. 

Lake Erie Nature and Science Center's spring event details can be found at

Lake Erie Nature and Science Center Women's Board will host Cookie Café at LENSC on Feb. 19, Presidents Day. Spend the holiday in numerous nature and planetarium programs at LENSC while enjoying cookies, coffee and cocoa. 

Martha Devotion Huntington Chapter, DAR announced that the DAR has many national college scholarships to award for 2018. They are in a wide variety of studies including: political science, history, government, economics, medicine, nursing, science, business and law. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the U.S. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15. For details, go to 

VFW Post 9693's Buddy Poppy fundraiser set for May 18 and 19. Volunteers are needed to help with this project. You don't need to be a VFW member to help. Contact if you can help.

Village Bicycle Cooperative along with Bike Cleveland are hosting their annual Winter Social on Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m. Enjoy sled riding, fat bike frolicking, and socializing with fellow bike enthusiasts while enjoying fabulous mac 'n' cheese, pizza, warm cider and lemonade. Village Bicycle continues to rehab bikes for their philanthropic mission, Fix it Forward, during the winter and they are accepting bike donations. For details go to 

Village Project's third annual NOURISH fundraising gala will be held March 3, 6-10 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through Feb. 26. For details visit

The next meeting of the Bay Village Community Council will be Wednesday, March 24, 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 10, Issue 3, Posted 10:01 AM, 02.06.2018