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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

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

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

Fun Fest at Queen of Heaven Church


            FUNFest, in its 13th-anniversary year for Queen of Heaven Parish, provides summer fun for families and the community.  The annual FUNFest is being held July 31, August 1, 2 and 3 - Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6-10 pm.  There will be good food, dinner specials on Friday (BBQ chicken) and Saturday (steak fry), baked goods, live bands, entertainment, rides, the Magical-Train except Friday, a casino, and Midway games for all ages.  A KIDSCorner will have games for children six and under.  The FUNFest is held on the church grounds, at 1800 Steese Rd., Green, with events scheduled outdoors and indoors in the Parish Life Center (PLC).  Admission is free.

√          Thursday, July 31 – Outdoors: Jeff King, Soloist/Guitar 6:30-9:30 pm.  Inside PLC: 6:30   pm Ballet LeReve, 7:10 pm Eternity Irish Dance Troupe

√          Friday, August 1 – Outdoors:  45 RPM  Band from 7-10 pm.  Inside PLC: 6 pm Dianna    Durkin Dance Studio, 6:25 pm The Bourn Academy of Dance, 7 pm Swing-a-Lings          Square Dance Group, 8:15 pm Sent Forth Contemporary Christian Band

√          Saturday, August 2 – Outdoors: Music Man Danny Milan with Becky Ciocca and Kyle      Majnaric from 6:30-9 pm.  Inside PLC: 6 pm 8 Count Dance Studio, 6:35 pm Green          Dance Team

√          Sunday, August 3 – Outdoors:  Instant Replay Band 6:30-9 pm, Summit Metro Parks        Leaf Mascot.  Inside PLC: 6 pm Al Zimmerman Combo (Waltzes/Polkas), 9:30 pm            Drawing of Raffle Winners

            The FUNFest’s kitchen crew will feature a barbecued-chicken dinner special on Friday and a steak fry on Saturday, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, french fries, corn on the cob, taco salads, and more.  Of course, there will be ice cold lemonade made on the spot, ice cream, cotton candy, popcorn, candy apples, snocones, elephant ears, funnel cakes and more.  New feature this year will be Aunt Odette’s French Crepes.

            Raffle winners receive:  Grand prize is a new, loaded Chevy Equinox, courtesy of the VanDevere Bunch – two second cash prizes of $500 each – ten third prizes of $100 each.           Raffle tickets are $20 each or six for $100.  Drawings will be held Sunday evening at about 9:30 pm.  Winners need not be present.  For raffle tickets and more information, call 330-896-2345.

INFO 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Queen of Heaven Church, 1800 Steese Rd, Uniontown, OH 44685

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

Latino Arts and Cultural Festival of Greater Cleveland

The Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center has the honor of presenting the 46th Annual Puerto Rican Parade & Latino Festival of Cleveland, Ohio. Cultivating, preserving, showcasing and inspiring the Latino community in Northeast Ohio and beyond. The Center is a community based non-profit organization that provides a family oriented center to serve the entire Latino community.

The Puerto Rican Parade & Latino Festival celebrates Hispanic heritage and the diversity of Cleveland, drawing a yearly attendance of 60,000. The 2014 Festival will take place on Saturday, August 2nd from 12PM-12AM and Sunday, August 3rd from 12PM-10PM at the Cleveland Municipal Parking Lot, 1500 South Marginal Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.

Featuring the “Tony Tun Tun” accompanied by Cleveland Merengue Allstars with (8/2/14 at 9PM)). Also featuring “Ray De La Paz” (8/3/15) accompanied by Sammy De Leon.

It promises to be an energetic fun filled weekend, with many talented local musicians, dance groups and introducing a more interactive format with several open competitions and prizes

The Puerto Rican Parade, scheduled for Sunday, August 3rd at 1:30PM in Downtown Cleveland is always the colorfully vivid and boisterous main attraction, a showcasing of Puerto Rican pride and Latino culture. The route will be from East 13th Street and Superior westbound to East 9th Street turning to North Marginal Road to Festival Grounds.

The Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center has been home to an array of arts-based programs, theatrical and musical performances. A gathering place to infuse the Latino culture into the community, celebrate our rich cultural heritage with free classes and youth oriented endeavors. The Puerto Rican Parade & Latino Festival is the culmination of this mission. People of all ages and ethnicities are welcome to come together to learn, share, create, and celebrate. All three days are open to the general public to enjoy the lively diverse atmosphere.

For additional information please log on to our website at www.juliadeburgos.org or you may call us with any questions at (216) 961-2970.

INFO 12:00 Noon, Cleveland Municipal Parking Lot, 1500 South Marginal Road, Cleveland, OH 44114

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

Sunday Serve - Free Yard Sale Giveaway

The Bedford Church of the Nazarene wants to serve our community!

On August 3rd, 2014, from 10am-noon, we are serving the City of Bedford in many ways, including picking up trash, mowing lawns, and having a free car-wash and check-up, and more.

We are also hosting a FREE yard sale, where all donated items will be given away at no charge! We are taking donations of non-perishable food items for the Southeast Clergy Hunger Center, so bring them down and check us out!

INFO 10:00 AM, 365 Center Rd, Bedford, OH 44146

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

Heritage Congregational Church Family Fest

Free Hot Dogs, chips, beverages, popcorn, sno-cones, games/prizes, face painting, balloon creations, giant slide, kids' crafts, antique car display, craft vendors, raffles and bake sale, PLUS spacesuit photo ops courtesty of NASA.  Great music provided by JDR Acoustic Gospecl, Steve Mramor, Jim Schafer & Friends, Jerry Allen, and LogosTone.  Come for some free family fun!

INFO 11:00am to 4:00pm, 485 West Street, Berea, OH 44017

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

Rally 4 Recovery/Walk

The 1st annual Rally 4 Recovery will be held at Grace Church (7393 Pearl Rd., Middleburg Hts., Oh) on Saturday, September 6 from 11 am-2:30 pm. The rally will be a public demonstration of the success of recovery from addiction. It is a day to celebrate the lives of those who have found new life and to give hope and encouragement to those who are still searching. It will be a day filled with joy and inspiration as we gather with those who have experienced the wonder of a new and revitalized life through recovery. Recovery is finally coming out of the shadows and into the light! To register, go to http://www.gracecma.org/events/event-calendar/2269?rally-4-recovery

INFO 11:00 am, Grace Missionary Alliance Church, 7393 Pearl Road, Cleveland, OH 44130


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


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