Bay Village civic groups are in full swing for summer

The Bay Village Community Council met on May 16 to discuss their groups' exciting summer events. Here are some highlights.

Bay Village Educational Foundation is hosting its 18th annual Tri-Bay Golf Outing, taking place Friday, June 22, at Sweetbriar Golf Course in Avon Lake. Proceeds from the event benefit the Bay Alumni Foundation, Bay Village Education Foundation and the Bay Rockets Foundation. Sign up today to play, or for sponsorship at  

Bay Village Green Team is again partnering with the Cleveland Indians to promote recycling at Progressive Field. During Friday and Saturday home games, volunteers will pass through the aisles during inning breaks to collect recyclables from fans. For more information or to volunteer, visit The Team is also organizing monthly creek cleanups throughout the summer. The next one will be Sperry Creek on Thursday, June 28, 7 p.m. Meet at Reese Park. The next Green Team meeting is Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m., at the Bay Village Library. See more activities at

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 is 200 years old this year there will be a birthday cake-cutting ceremony in the gazebo at noon. Local historian Kay Laughlin will give a brief history of the Cahoon family homestead. The Museum, the Reuben Osborn Learning Center and the Cahoon log cabin will be open. Visit for more information. 

Bay Village Kiwanis Club sponsored the Bay High School Academic Achievement Day on May 29. On June 12, they will host the outgoing and incoming Bay Schools superintendents at their meeting. Bay Days starts on Saturday, June 30 and runs through Wednesday, July 4 (closed Sunday). All the favorites will return, including rides, car show, bike/trike and wagon parade and  entertainment. Fireworks will be on July 4. Kiwanis and the Bay Fire Department collect aluminum cans to raise money for burn victims. Donations should be bagged and taken to the Fire Department. Visit for more information.

Bay Village League of Women Voters is looking for volunteers and/or workers to help at the ticket booth at Bay Days.  For more information, contact Claire Banasiak at

Bay Village Library just published its Summer Programming Guide. There are copies at the Library or go to Highlights include the "Libraries Rock" summer reading game and the annual Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, June 27, from 6-8 p.m, featuring free ice cream and musical entertainment. 

Bay Village Women's Club and Foundation's annual potluck and pot-a-plant will be June 14 at noon at the Police Station Community Room. Bring a salad to share, along with a pot filled with dirt. We’ll supply the flowers for you to pot a plant for your patio or deck to start off the summer. Free and open to the public. If you're looking for a graduation gift, the club is selling cotton, washable throw blankets, decorated with Bay’s historic buildings. Call 440-334-7539 or go to

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center changed to its summer hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. starting June 1. Registrations for summer camps and the 2018-2019 Preschool 30-Week Session are ongoing. Fall 2018 member registration opens July 9 at 9 a.m. and Fall 2018 open registration starts July 16 at 9 a.m. The Center is seeking summer camp volunteers to assist education specialists with summer camp preparation and activities including outdoor hikes, crafts, games, reading stories and monitoring children in grades K-6. Learn more about all the volunteer opportunities and fun activity at the center at

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center Women's Board raises funds and supports staff activities at the Center. They are looking for women interested in continuing the mission of this valuable jewel in our community. If interested inquire at the front desk about membership. 

VFW Post 9693, American Legion Post 385 and VVA Chapter 249 will host the second annual Veterans Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the American Legion Post 385 in Westlake. Veterans and active duty military and their families will be treated to a meal. There will be informational booths and raffles. More details to come. 

Village Bicycle Cooperative's volunteer training hours have changed to Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. They will host safety clinics for Project Pedal participants on Saturday, June 9, 8:30-10 a.m. and Wednesday, June 13, 6-7 p.m. They will help participants fit helmets correctly and learn skills to safely ride their bikes in traffic. See for times and dates for VBC’s Open Shop hours when visitors are welcome to stop in to: have their bicycles safety checked, use the Coop's tools, ask for our advice in repair or general bicycling questions, and purchase bicycles. Donations are accepted during these shop times.

The next meeting of the Bay Village Community Council will be Wednesday, Sept. 12, 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 11, Posted 10:06 AM, 06.05.2018