Bay Village civic groups are planning fun events this spring
The Bay Village Community Council met on March 14 to discuss their groups' exciting spring events. They also announced the April 29 Award Reception for the 2017 winners of 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. The reception will be held at 2 p.m. at the Bay Village Community House. The event is open to the public, refreshments will be served and the Rose Hill Museum & Reuben Osborn Learning Center will be open that day.
Bay Village Kiwanis Club has started planning for the Bay High School Academic Achievement Day on May 29.
American Legion Post #385 and Bay Kiwanis announced Buckeye State representatives. The Bay American Legion Post 385 has named Jonah Krueger and Garrett Butler as delegates and William Bleisath and Benjamin Noren as alternates to the 2018 Buckeye Boys State program to be held at Miami of Ohio in June. Bay Kiwanis has named Katherine Boeppler and Sophie Dasko as delegates and Christina Randazzo as the alternate to the Buckeye Girls State program to be held at Mt. Union College in June. All of the students are juniors at Bay High School. They will learn firsthand how state, county and city governments operate.
Bay Village Green Team will sponsor a shredding event on Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Bay Village Police Station. There is no limit to the amount of paper and cardboard area residents may bring. Habitat for Humanity will have collection trucks in the BVPD parking lot during the shredding event to collect gently used household items. The next Green Team meeting is Thursday, April 19, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Bay Library.
Bay Village Historical Society's 49th annual “Cahoon in June” fine crafts, collectibles and antiques event is June 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Cahoon Memorial Park as part of Destination Bay. Rose Hill Museum, Reuben Osborn Learning Center and the Cahoon log cabin will be open. Interested Bay Village community groups are invited to set up tables free of charge. Contact Cynthia Eakin at 216-213-0312 to reserve a space. Visit www.bayhistorical.com for additional information.
Bay Village Library is planning great spring programs. For a full listing of library events, visit cuyahogalibrary.org/events.
Bay Village Women's Club and Foundation invites guests to enjoy lunch while meeting our scholarship winners and their families at the Cleveland Yachting Club on Thursday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m. Call 440-334-7539 for reservations. Cost is $27. Have fun potting a plant for your deck or patio at our annual Potluck and Pot-a-plant, June 14, noon in the Community Room at the Police Station. Bring a pot and dirt, along with a salad item to share; free.
Lake Erie Nature and Science Center's spring event details can be found at lensc.org. Highlights include Eggstravaganza, Keeper of the Day, Spring Break Holiday programming and lots more.
VFW Post 9693 will hold Buddy Poppy Days May 18 and 19. Locations are Java Bay, Walgreen's at Columbia and Center Ridge, Drug Mart at Dover and Detroit, and Giant Eagle in Westlake. Donations can also be sent to VFW Post 9693, PO Box 40185, Bay Village OH 44140. The 2018 VFW Scholarship was awarded to Alexis Glover, BHS senior. She will be joining the Army National Guard and the University of Cincinnati. The $1,000 check and certificate will be officially presented at the May 29 ceremony at BHS.
Village Bicycle Cooperative volunteer training continues every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Coop. No skills necessary to begin, just an interest to learn about the Coop and bicycles. Visit villagebicycle.org for add-on events and open shop times.
Village Foundation grants committee is reviewing the many requests received. Decisions on recipients will be made in March. Winners will be notified and asked to attend the Memorial Day celebration to receive their grant awards. The scholarship committee has decided this year to grant 4 scholarships of $2,000 each. Winners will be notified and asked to attend the Memorial Day celebration to accept their awards. The BVF is still accepting requests for bronze plaques that are placed on the T. Richard Martin walking track and installed at the Memorial Day event. These plaques are installed in memory of, or in honor of Bay Village citizens for their contributions to the Bay Way of Life. Cost per plaque is $2,500.
Village Project is excited to announce their expansion into the space adjacent to our building (previously Thomas and Thomas). This will allow them to double number of meals served, cooking classes, and more. Watch for more information about their Project Pillar expansion campaign. The 6th Annual Project Pedal multi-generational bike ride will be held June 16 as part of Destination Bay.
The next meeting of the Bay Village Community Council will be Wednesday, May 16, 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.