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DivorceCare Support Group

DivorceCare is a Christian-based weekly seminar and support group for those going through separation or divorce. It is free and no registration is required. Learn more at www.firstmedina.org/divorcecare

INFO 6:30 PM, First Baptist Church, 3646 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256


Hillcrest Community Church, located at 5631 Ridgebury Blvd. Highland Ht. Ohio, will begin a new 13 week session of GriefShare on Monday, May 5, at 1:00pm. This workshop is designed for people experiencing the loss of a loved one and will include videos, group discussions, and Biblical teaching on grief.
Please call the Church office (216)759-0968 or send an e-mail to Charleen at (
hillcrestcommunitygriefgroup@gmail.com) for additional information or for registration.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me Philippians 4:13

INFO 1:00 PM, Hillcrest Community Church, 5631 Ridgebury Blvd., Highland Hts. OH 44124

FREE The Summer Games for teens 13-18

For the teens (age 13-18), Volition Youth is hosting The Summer Games(a spin-off of The Hunger Games). Every Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm from June 20th through July 25th. Prizes and gift cards will be given as well as a group prize for the winning "district". Be sure to bring a towel and a change of clothes as many of the games will be wet or messy. Beyond the Walls Church, 6121 W. River Rd. S. in Elyria. Find Volition Youth on Facebook for more information.

INFO 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Beyond the Walls Church, 6121 W. River Rd. S., Elyria, OH 55035

God's Grace - From Creation to the Cross

God's Grace - From Creation to the Cross Vacation Bible School. July 9, 16, 23 and 30. Snacks, games, crafts and the message of God's grace through adventures and odysseys through the Bible.

INFO 6:15 pm, Community of Believers Christian Church, 2543 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

Freedom Revival by Glaze Ministries

Sandusky Church of God presents "FREEDOM" Revival on July 20th -23rd. Sunday 10 am & 6pm.
Monday - Wednesday 7pm.
Guest Speakers Terrell and Beverly Glaze of Glaze Ministries, Enid, OK.
http://sanduskycog.com/events for details.

INFO See Below, Sandusky Church of God, 1018 W. Bogart Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870

Weird Animals Vacation Bible School

"Weird Animals" Vacation Bible School will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 9685 East River Rd., Elyria and run from July 21-25 at 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM for ages 4-11.  Come join in the wild and wacky fun!  Call the church office at 440/322-5497 to register!

INFO 6:00 pm tp 8:45 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 9685 East River Rd, Elyria, OH 44035

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

INFO 6:00 pm tp 8:30 pm, Lakeside Baptist Church, 306 Fairport Nursery Rd., Painesville OH 44077

Faith Fellowship Church Weird Animals VBS

Macedonia, Ohio - A summer kids’ event called Weird Animals VBS will be hosted at Faith Fellowship Church from Monday, July 21st  to Friday, July 25th. At Weird Animals, kids will learn about some of God’s most creative creations! They’ll participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into yummy treats, experience cool Bible adventures and collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them they are one of a kind. Each day concludes with The Tail End—a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at
8:10 p.m.

Weird Animals VBS is for kids from pre K_ to _5th grade and will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day.
For more information, call 330-467-1234, ext 205.

INFO 6:00 pm tp 8:30 pm, Faith Fellowship Church, 10277 Valley View Rd, Macedonia,, Ohio 44056

Secret Agent 3D VBS

Join Agency D3 Special Agents for a week of fun as they examine eyewitness reports, physical proof, and biblical accounts to uncover and defend the truth about who Jesus really is.

VBS MOTTO: Discover. Decide. Defend.

INFO 6:30 - 9:00 PM, Kirtland Christian Fellowship, 10001 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, OH 44094

Vacation Bible School: Arrow Island

FREE Vacation Bible School. Join us from 7-9pm each night for Bible lessons, crafts, skits, games, snacks, puppets, and more! Something for the whole family from age 3-Adult. Special program for 7-12th grade headed up by our Youth Pastor, Chris Roberts. Nursery for 2 yrs. and under for children of parents who stay on the premisis for Adult class. Register online and receive a free gift or register at the door. Call the church office with questions. See you at VBS!

INFO 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Berea Baptist Church, 250 West St., Berea, OH 44017

Vacation Bible School

Our VBS is open to all youth!  Youth in 7th or 8th grades and high school students are invited to come and help!  Please call for more information or to sign up as a helper.

INFO 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, St. John Lutheran Church, 11333 Granger Road, Garfield Hts., OH 44125

Front Porch Concert

Front Porch is:
Kelly Coble on Guitar
Beth Hiser on Bass and Fiddle
Steve Hollender
on Guitar and Banjo
Mark Mattern on Fiddle and Mandolin

Front Porch formed in 2004. We are BW professors who love traditional and folk tunes. They perform at a wide variety of local venues. This is a free event.

INFO 7:00 pm, United Methodist Church of Berea, 170 Seminary Street, Berea, OH 44017

Dinners On!

Free HOT MEAL! Personal hygiene and cleaning supplies while they last

INFO 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, 1889 Vernon Odom Blvd, Akron, OH 44320

Night Out @ Big Picture

Get a babysitter for the kids and come to a FREE movie night featuring 'October Baby'.

Movie = FREE
Popcorn + Soft Drink package = $2.00 donation

Donations are welcome. All proceeds from popcorn sales and donations will be put towards LifeFest. You can learn more about LifeFest by visiting the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lifefestwooster?ref=hl

Please come join us and help us spread the word to your friends and family!

For any questions, email lifefestwooster@gmail.com

INFO 6:30 PM, Big Picture Movie Theater @ Faith Harvest Fellowship, 116 E. South Street, Wooster, OH 44691

Focus On The Family 2014

Bringing Communities of Families Together for Fun, Food, and Fellowship

INFO 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 15716 Broadway Avenue, Maple Heights, OH 44137

Calvary Summer Arts and Crafts Fair

Calvary United Methodist Church is hosting a Summer Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday July 26, 2014! Come out play! Be inspired and support our local artists and crafters. Whether your looking for a special gift for a birthday or maybe something wonderful for your yourself, there is no doubt you will have a distinctive selection to choose from! The Fair is free and open to the public.... so come out and join us for some fun! It runs from 10AM-3PM …..Rain or shine we will be getting are Arts and Crafts on!

Why should you come out and play?
*Calvary Arts and Crafts Fair is free to the public !
*Unique arts and crafts for purchase!
*Baked goods and lunch available for purchase . Proceeds will benefit our local ministries.
*Inspire your creative side!
*Have fun with family and friends.
*You can....Join us rain or shine !!

For more information: e-mail : calvaryumc@cox.net  or Facebook at: Calvary UMC Lakewood

INFO 10:00 AM, Harding Middle School , 16601 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

Annual Community Festival

Join us for this fun-filled day of activities and entertainment for all age groups.

Attractions:  Rock climbing Wall Petting Zoo, Inflatables, Hula-Hoop and Limbo contest,  face-painting & much more!

Also Featuring:
Line Dance Demo with Frank Graves
Mystic Motions Belly Dance Troupe
Zumba Fitness with the Zumba Doctor
Cleveland Clinic Safety Dept. conducting A.L.I.C.E safety Training

Free Admission - open to the public

INFO 1:00 PM, 5020 Mayfield Road, Mayfield, OH 44124

Amherst Alive Car Show

Antique & Hot Rod Car Show!  Free to General Public! Inflatables & games for the kids. Tour the 24 historical buildings on the grounds, plus look at some really cool cars! There will be food for sale with proceeds benefitting Valor Home in Lorain - supporting those who served, a home for homeless veterans. Cornerstone Community Church will be hosting an outdoor church service at 10:30am on the grounds. Everyone is welcome!

INFO 9:00 AM, Amherst Historical Village,763 Milan Ave, Amherst, OH 44001

Lorne Matthews Piano Concert

Piano and Vocal Concert with Lorne Matthews and his wife Jimmie-Ruth

INFO 10:00 AM, Church In The Valley, 2241 Everett Rd, Peninsula, OH 44246

Holy Family (Parma) Parish Festival

It is festival time again! And a big one for us this year -- 10th year since the festival's return to Holy Family.

The 10th Annual Holy Family (Parma) Parish Festival

7367 York Rd. (corner of Pleasant Valley & York roads)

FREE admission!

July 30th 6:00pm - 10:00pm
July 31st 6:00pm - 11:00pm
August 1st 6:00pm - 11:00pm
August 2nd 5:00pm - 11:00pm
August 3rd 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Come join us in our 10th Year! Great Food, Live Nightly Entertainment, Rides, Air-Conditioned Kiddieland, Games; Duck Races. Wed is Family Night and $1 Hot Dog nite; Texas Holdem & Casino (Thurs thru Sun); Bingo; Fireworks are Saturday at dusk. Visit our wine and beer garden and much much more! Shuttle available for Saturday nite. Sunday Polka Band and Dinner at 1pm. Fun for all ages!!

For more information please either call 440-842-5533 or visit

INFO 6:00 PM, Holy Family, 7367 York Rd. , Parma, OH 44130

Community Conversation Series by Koinonia Homes

Koinoinia Homes hosts the Community Conversation Series taking place at the Cuyahoga County Library on July 31st from 6pm - 8pm. Join us to hear from Jennifer Schwarz Wright, of the Art Therapy Studio, talking about the impact of art on those with an IDD as well as society as a whole.

Speaker: Jennifer Schwartz Wright, of Art Therapy Studio
Topic: Art Therapy – Heal, Support, Enrich

RSVP patrick.sirl@koinoniahomes.org

INFO 6:00 PM, Cuyahoga County Library - Mayfield Branch, 500 SOM Center RD, Mayfield Hts. OH 44143

Vacation Bible School

Thursday 6:30-8 pm  July 31
Friday 6:30 -8 pm     August 1
Saturday Noon - 2 pm    August 2

Blast Off - Outer Space Theme

INFO 6:30 PM, Cedar Hill Baptist Church, 12601 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights 44106

Sofar Ministries

Job 41, rev.13 & a very timely message.

Praise & Worship to Our Soon Coming King! 

Bring your Tambourines and Shofars & Streamers.

More info? 440-834-9006

INFO 7:00 pm, Chester Christian Center, 11815 Chillicothe Rd (rte.306), Chesterland, OH 44026

Antique Engine Show

Antique Engine Show, Frostville Museum, Sunday, August 3, 10:00am to 4:00pm. 24101 Cedar Point Rd. Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation. Lagrange Engine Club displays a collection of antique farm engines, big and small. Houses open at 11:00. Food and beverages. For information contact Gary Porter 440-777-2693, butternutridgecemetary@gmail.com or www.olmstedhistoricalsociety.org.

INFO 10:00 AM, 24101 Cedar Point Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070

SonRock Camp Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School
for 4 year olds through 6th grade
Registration forms available on website:  www.northfieldpreschurch.com  or by calling the church

INFO 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Northfield Presbyterian Church, 7755 S. Boyden Rd., Nortfield, OH 44067

The Power Clues Mystery? VBS & The Coffee House Chats

The Power Clues Mystery? Who has the power? Where did it go? Do you have the power? Power over what? Come help Detective Drew and help us solve the mystery! As the City of Light Main Power Plant Number 231 For The Production of Electricity And Stuff has lost the power and we need to figure out who has it, where it comes from, and where it is now.
Something for all ages:
VBS ages 0-13.
The Coffee House Chats ages 13 & up. Adults join us for a time to relax, have some fun and chat a little about the power in you to overcome.
Family Fun Friday Night with a pulled Pork Picnic, inflatables, magician, balloon art, concert, shaved ice, goodie bags, and a short performance by your kids.
Register now @ ThePowerCluesMystery.info
Everyone, adults and children need to preregister.
For more info go to ThePowerCluesMystery.info or e-mail us at question@thepowercluesmystery.info

INFO 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Alliance church of Christ, 9371 McCallum Av. NE, Alliance, OH 44601

MovieFest - The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring

Free movie, popcorn and drinks.

INFO 5:15 PM, Community of Believers Christian Church, 2543 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Health & Wellness Fair

New Promise Church, located at 8671 Euclid-Chardon Road in Kirtland,  will host a Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, August 9, from 9am to 12noon. There will be coats, school backpacks & supplies, children’s haircuts, medical services, and education booths on how to improve your health. This FREE  event is available to those who are unemployed, underemployed or just in need of these services. Children must be present to receive coats and school supplies. For additional information, please contact the Church at 440/256-3705 or send an e-mail to info@newpromisechurch.us.

INFO 9:00 AM to 12 noon, New Promise Church, 8671 Euclid-Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH 44094


Free food, worship music, activities for all ages.

INFO 1:00 PM, Community of Believers Christian Church, 2543 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

MovieFest - Veggie Tales - The Lord of the Beans

Free movie, popcorn and drinks.

INFO 5:15 PM, Community of Believers Christian Church, 2543 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

MovieFest - The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

Free movie, popcorn and drinks.

INFO 5:15 PM, Community of Believers Christian Church, 2543 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts at Frostville Museum, Sunday, August 10, 10:00am to 5:00pm. 24101 Cedar Point Rd. in Cleveland Metro Parks Rocky River Reservation. Arts & crafts, musical performances, student art displays, children's crafts & more. Fun, food, ice cream & beverages served by the Olmsted Historical Society. All buildings will be open. This event is free and open to the public.   Contact Kim Wenger at wengerk@north-olmsted.com or 440-716-4118.

INFO 10:00 AM, Frostville Museum, 24101 Cedar Pt. Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070

MovieFest - The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King

Free movie, popcorn and drinks.

Prizes awarded for best Lord of the Rings costume for each night of the moviefest

INFO 5:15 PM, Community of Believers Christian Church, 2543 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

The Mysterious Island Vacation Bible School

Children age 3 through completed 5th grade are invited to join our adventurers as they chart the Mysterious Island in this original VBS.
Kids will play action packed games, get creative in crafts, and enjoy some tasty snacks all while hearing about how God's Word is the perfect tool to guide them through life.
To preregister or get your questions answered visit: http://www.mentorbaptist.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=303
or call 440-942-8278 today!

INFO 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 7500 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Mentor, OH 44060

The Heart of Rock and Roll

The Heart of Rock and Roll is more than just a prom, it's going to be an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. This is a community event for guests 16 and over. Our mission is to supply our guests and their families with a night that they will never forget.

We are looking for Guests with Special Needs over the age of 16 and also volunteers for this event.

Both Guests and Volunteers can register Online at:

INFO 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Garfield Church, 3650 Lander Rd, Pepper Pike, OH 44124

Gathering In The Song

Come join us for our annual free family festival. Lots of games, prizes, crafts, music, pony rides, food, bounce houses, animals and more. Everything is free!

INFO 11:00am to 3:00pm, Westlake Christian Church, 25800 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake, OH 44145

Bible Baptist Church Bicentennial

A four day anniversary celebration starting
8/21 at 7 p.m. opening service and ice cream social
8/22 Worship service 7 p.m. and pie social
8/23 9:00 a.m. adult softball, mini-fair/carnival, skill games and skits by the Musical Merrill Ministry team
Pig roast at 4 p.m. Evening service 6 p.m
8/24 Worship at 10:30 a.m., dinner on the grounds and closing service at 2:30 p.m.

INFO 7:00 pm, 5819 West Chapel Road, Madison, OH 44057

Touch A Truck

You are invited to The Key to see and climb on Vehicles of all sizes.  We have a Helicopter, Police cars, Military trucks, Construction vehicles and so much more.  There are lots of activities to do and see!!  We are serving Hot Dogs, Popcorn and Cotton candy and a few other surprises .   The best part - the whole event is FREE !!!!!

INFO 10:00 AM, 1825 Reimer Road, Wadsworth, OH 44281

Shine the light

We are having a shining of the light service/ bring a friend to church event. We will have live music, food, and games for all ages. Everyone is welcome to come join us in spreading gods word.

INFO 11:00 am, 10285 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087


Gathered is a free community worship event featuring several churches from Northeast Ohio. This year, we have added worship through movement with FREE flag ministry as well as the SPAN Ministries hop-hop/modern dance team. Come, sing, lift your hands, sit in solitude, write to the Lord... This night is set aside for us to honor the Lord together!

INFO 7:00 pm, 361 Northeast Ave., Tallmadge, OH 44278


NEOCycle, an urban cycling festival consisting of competitive races and unique rides connected by live entertainment and an interactive, action-filled festival at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park on the shores of Lake Erie. The Hub at Edgewater Park will be packed with fun featuring live music; cycling and outdoor lifestyle venders, exhibits and activities; many of Cleveland’s famous food trucks and a beer garden featuring various beer options. Admission for The Hub at Edgewater Park is free. For more information visit www.neocycle.org

INFO 9:00 pm, Edgewater Park, Cleveland, OH 44102

St. Luke's Animal Blessing Event

Bring your leashed or caged furry, feathered or finned family member for a day of fun and to receive a special blessing for you and your pet! The event features various pet vendors, and rescues offering  products and services for your pets!  

There will be FREE inflatable rides, DJ, activities, Free pet nail trimming and ear washes, Low Cost microchipping plus other activities.

For those who are suffering from the grief of the loss of a pet there is a place in the sactuary where you can find support and prayer to help you through your grief.

At 4:30 a special service will be held celebrating St. Francis and gifts of the animals.

INFO 11:00 am, 3810 Ridgewood Road, Copley, OH 44321