Bay Village community groups meet to discuss spring events

Spring is just around the corner and representatives from Bay Village community groups met recently to discuss upcoming events sprouting up around the city.               

The Bay Village Women’s Club Foundation will hold its 45th annual Antique Show Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 at Bay High School. The event will also feature a refurbished 1940s running model train exhibit. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is a $5 donation per person. Free appraisals of jewelry will be available on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Show goers can have antiques appraised on Sunday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Women’s Club afghans, cookbooks and playing cards will be available for purchase.

The Women’s Club Foundation is now accepting requests for funds to be donated for specific community projects. Tax-exempt civic and non-profit groups operating in Bay Village qualify. Requests are to be submitted in writing. The full name and address of the applicant, contact person and phone number, proposed amount of funds requested and specific purpose should be included. The deadline for requests is Feb. 14. Mail requests to P.O. Box 40433, Bay Village, OH 44140.

The Bay Village Men’s Club has its annual used sporting goods sale coming up in March. They will award scholarships to deserving high school seniors in June. A community wide clambake benefit event is planned for October. The Men’s Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Bay Lodge.

The Bay Village Historical Society invites children and adults to its annual Victorian Tea on April 26, 2 p.m., at Dwyer Memorial Senior Center, 300 Bryson Lane in Bay Village. There will be a “Create Your Own Hat” contest, 18-inch doll clothes by Carol Major for purchase, and a drawing for an American Girl doll, in addition to savory and sweet tea treats. Admission is $22 for adults and $12 for children under 12 years of age. Phone Carole Roske at 440-871-4797. The Historical Society’s 45th annual “Cahoon in June” antiques, arts and crafts event in Cahoon Memorial Park is June 21. Vendor booth space is $75 for a 20-by-20-foot space. Interested participants can contact Cynthia Eakin at 216-213-0312.

The Bay Village Garden Club’s holiday “Greening of Bay” was very well attended this year. The club also decorated a Christmas tree for display at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and assembled door arrangements for residents at the Knickerbocker in Bay Village. Club members are looking forward to spring plantings to beautify Bay Village. The club meets on the last Monday of the month at the Bay Community House. Meetings include a speaker and lunch.

The Bay Village Kiwanis sold 280 trees at its annual holiday Christmas tree sale. The group also worked with the Bay Village Historical Society to bring a highly successful “Cahoon Community Christmas” event to Bay Village in December. The Kiwanis pancake breakfast is April 6, 8 a.m. to noon at Bay Middle School. Plans are underway for the Academic Achievement Awards at Bay High School and the July Bay Days celebration.

The League of Women Voters – Cuyahoga Area, Bay Village Chapter is seeking members. The group's next meeting is Saturday, Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m., in the Bay Village Branch Library meeting room. A speaker will be followed by the LWV meeting. All are welcome.

The Bay Village Education Foundation has its “Creating Opportunities” fundraiser at Arrabiata’s Restaurant in Bay Village on Jan. 26, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $60. Contact Bob Piccirilli at 440-899-1205 or visit This year’s 10 Campaign recently concluded, raising $1,460. The foundation awarded $10,000 in grants to Bay teachers. An ice cream social is planned for May at Westerly School and Bay Middle School.

The Village Foundation is accepting donations towards the Bay Village Fourth of July fireworks display. The fireworks committee meets every other Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at Bay Village City Hall.

The Bay Village Green Team’s mission is to make Bay Village more sustainable. Contact the team if you have an upcoming community event and they will work with you to make your event zero waste by composting and recycling.

On Jan. 1, the Bay Village American Legion Post #385's color guard participated in the seating of the mayor and city council. This has been a tradition for the post in recent years. In February, the color guard will participate in a Presidents Day program at Westerly School. The post's Ohio Gifts for Yanks project collected $202 in local donations and from passing the hat at meetings. The money will be used for prizes awarded at their Bingo nights at the Wade Park Veterans hospital in March, April and June. The post will again sponsor a team in the Bay Men’s Baseball league and handle the parking at the Fourth of July fireworks.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 10:20 AM, 01.21.2014